In Review: Conan The Barbarian #6 – Warrior. Thief. Pirate…

After adventures on the high seas, Conan returns to shore to find himself haunted by his memories of Belit, captain of the Tigress and Queen of the Black Coast.
Thief

Synopsis: Warrior. Thief. Pirate…

After adventures on the high seas, Conan returns to shore to find himself haunted by his memories of Belit, captain of the Tigress and Queen of the Black Coast. Can a high-stakes heist draw him out of his tortured past, or will it plunge him deeper into the chaos that has always been waiting for him?

 

The Story

Having broken in and stole Tarims Touch in the last issue. Conan and his thief friends must figure out an escape route while being pursued by the palace guards as well as three deadly spirits that have awoken due to Terims Touch being disturbed. Of course, Conan will recognize the stone material that makes up Terims Touch from a previous adventure he had before he sailed the seven seas with his pirate queen.

 

Artwork

 Doug Braithwaite and Diego Rodriguez provide some breathtakingly beautiful pages for this issue.  The opening few pages reveal a flashback sequence to a moment in time when Conan was happy and deeply in love with his Pirate Queen. The image of them in a loving embrace is beautifully drawn. Of course this image of what might be considered domestic bliss is soon forgotten as we get brought into the present. The sequences where Conan and the gang are trying to escape, but are being pursued by spirits are visually dramatic and something that I could see done well in a movie adaptation if we ever see Conan on film again. 

 

Overall

Jim Zub continues to stay true to the universe and characters that were set up in the 1930s by the late Robert E. Howard. The writer works brilliantly well with the art team and goes all out to portray the real brutality and savagery of the Conan character. Zub’s writing also does a decent job of portraying Conan’s street smarts when it comes to handling Terims Touch.

Overall. Another fantastic issue.

9.8
Conan The Barbarian #6 - Warrior. Thief. Pirate…
  • Covers
    9.6
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

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