What is Conan the Barbarian Issue 6 about?
Written by Jim Zub, art by Doug Braithwaite, coloring by Diego Rodriguez and lettering by Richard Starkings. Conan the Barbarian issue #6 is published by Titan Comics.
Conan the Barbarian #6 continues the story of a heist gone bad as the folks who hired him, The Gloryhounds, touch a jewel known as Tarim’s touch which is really just a shard of a dreaded Black Stone, unleashing malevolent Specters which spend more time looking like Ghosts from John Carpenter’s The Fog.
The Specters take out one of The Gloryhounds, leaving just two others and Chaundra, besides Conan who charges out of the chamber with one of the Specters in hot pursuit, killing several guards on its way as it passes through them.
Conan, Greff, Chaundra and the other guy end up in a chamber filled with mad monks who Conan single-handedly massacres which leaves an epic confrontation with the supernatural evil of the Spectres, who sense the strength in Conan, and concede that he’s worthy.
Once escaped, Conan and The Gloryhounds exchange the evil artifact Yakur the Found, who hired them and get their bounty after Conan threatens him and they retreat to enjoy women and ale. Allowing Chaundra and Conan to go to pound town before this comic book issue ends with her going into a trance and planning to stab Conan as he sleeps off the piss and sex.
Jim Zub’s writing is decidedly Conan. It evokes a sense of 1980s Conan and feels like he’s summoning forth the spirit of the relentless Cimmerian himself. There’s no respite. No compromise. Just panel to panel kickass and zero politics. Exactly what Conan should be in every comic book issue.
While the pairing of Doug Braithwaite’s art and Diego Rodriguez’s coloring brings every panel to life. It feels incredible realistic. You’ll lose yourself in your issue. It elevates a Conan adventure in which he takes on hell itself and makes you forget you’re reading in the first place. This isn’t a comic book issue. This is a fucking experience.
Conan the Barbarian #6 is a welcome adrenaline-filled heist adventure that leaves us with a climax that’ll demand the purchase of issue #7.
The Talent Involved and Sale Dates
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Coloring by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Lettering by RICHARD STARKINGS
On sale December 18, 2023
Published by Titan Comics
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