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Poorly told stories not worth your time
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2020
I love Conan. I grew up on Howard's novels and Roy Thomas' Marvel stories, so I really wanted to like this, but it didn't live up to expectations. Only two of the stories feel like Conan. The other four feel contrived, use plot devices to cover up obvious plot holes, and are just poorly told. The story thread holding it all together is tenuous, stretched beyond credibility, and frankly uninteresting. They don't use the comic medium to their advantage, but try to cover up poor storytelling with narration - the sign of a poorly written comic. It was a slog to get through, and I won't be reading the next volume.