In Review: Conan The Barbarian #7

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.
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Synopsis: 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

While being attacked by Chaundra, who was moments before an Ally. Conan has flashbacks to his doomed relationship with Belit, Captain of the Tigress. Consumed by Anger and guilt. Conan regretfully has little choice but to kill Chaundra as she has been possessed by a bleak and remorseless darkness. Recognising that the rest of his guild are in danger Conan journeys through the moonlit streets to find their hidden den and upon arrival finds that he is too late. However, this does not mean that the warrior will not be tested for a great darkness is looking to make use of the famed warrior.

 

Artwork

Doug Braithwaite and Diego Rodriguez do a brilliant job of the artwork in this issue. Braithwaite’s line work captures the action beats perfectly while Rodribuez’s color work enhances the action. The panels at the start of the book where we see the twisted and possessed version of Chaundra attacking Conan are genuinely horrific as they should be. We also get a great panel later in the book where Conan is being propositioned by a sex worker. This triggers a memory of Belit, which soon becomes twisted. Once again Brathwaite and Rodriguez combine their talents to really sell this moment, which serves to fuel the warrior’s anger and pain.

 

Overall

Having picked up from where the last issue immediately left off. This issue takes the story forward and provides plenty of gore and emotionally charged moments along the way. As you’d expect. This all ends with a twist in the tail and is building toward seeing our favorite Barbarian facing perhaps his most famous adversary. This is going to get real in the next issue and I for one can’t wait.

9.7
Conan The Barbarian #7
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

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