Published on January 2nd, 2022 | by Tim Chuma
King Conan #1 (2021)
Summary: I had no idea Conan the Barbarian was also a pirate? Scourge of the maggot-ridden seas!
Conan the scurvy dog!
Conan finds himself on a shipwreck island in the middle of the ocean with only the dead and maggots for company. Not long after a wizard decides to fight him for some unknown reason and takes him to the edge a few times. Will the cursed island or the wizard be the end of Conan?
Conan was originally a comic before the movies with Big Arnie in the 1980s and it seems it has come around again as this is a new series with an all-new storyline so it means you don’t have to have read what has come before or even seen any of the movies.
This is as brutal as you would expect for a character such as Conan and it does not hold back. In Conan’s world it is kill or be killed and he always remembers where he has come from.
I would recommend this one if you are a fan of adventure type comics with a lot of violence and action as it reminds me of the older style of comics where action was king and not just having multi-story crossover arcs.
Writer: Jason Aaron
Penciler: Mahmud Asrar
Cover Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Published: December 22, 2021