King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #6 (of 6), Review
The Hour of the Dragon has come to a close, but by Crom, Conan isn’t finished just yet!!
King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #6
Writer: Timothy Truman
Artist: Tomás Giorello, José Villarrubia
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: October 30th, 2013
Conan must find the heart of the kingdom to save Aquilonia, reclaim his throne and defeat the sorcerer Xaltotun. While you’d think that is what would be happening with this being the final issue of this series, it is but a teaser for the things to come. While I enjoyed it, I’m more than anxious for the next part of this saga to kick up.
The writing throughout this run by Timothy Truman has been very rewarding for me as a giant nerd for all things Conan. You read the story through King Conan essentially recounting the whole tale. In this issue Conan comes close to the Heart of Ahriman but once again, it is elusive and just a fingernail away. Having such of everything about his quest to reclaim his kingdom since the witch told him to set after the Heart of his Kingdom has made Conan a bit focused back toward the one person who was able to give him such an opportunity, Zenobia. I don’t have any real complaints about this run, other than it ending. The artwork by Tomás Giorello, José Villarrubia was dark and gritty, what you’d expect from this character. The scenery is captivating to take in. The clothing on some of the female characters a draw to the eye, in typical Sword and Sorcery fashion. Though, we read this comic to see Conan kicking ass and taking names. He does that, more than enough in this issue, and it was so damn satisfying.
This adaption will be concluded in King Conan: The Conqueror this February. Like I said, it’ll be well worth the wait, it’s just…THE DAMN WAIT!
Buy this comic (and all the previous issues) for yourself HERE: King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #6