By Alex Vazquez (follow on Twitter @Net_Lex)
I jumped into this month’s issue of Conan the Barbarian having sadly missed the last one. With that said, there is a lot of exposition, apparently in contrast to the melee of last month’s issue. Love and loyalty is forged, and destinies are foretold.
Brian Wood’s script is absorbing. The characters emotions are well conveyed, making you care for them. His young Conan is less gruff than his older counterpart, but just as charismatic.
Meanwhile, Becky Cloonan and Dave Stewart’s art team creates an appropriately somber mood. Unfortunately, having missed the last issue (where apparently all the action took place) I have yet to see how Ms. Cloonan handles fight scenes.
Hopefully, we can look forward to more ‘sword’ in this sword n’ sorcery tale. Until then enjoy the well written exposition.