Wednesday, February 9, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Kull: The Hate Witch #3
GOOD THING: I noted this before, but it bears repeating: this story does an excellent job of setting Kull apart from Conan as a character, showing how Kull is both more savage than our favorite barbarian (having been raised by tigers and able to make peace with them) and yet somehow more civilized and Conan when it comes to his leisure hours, being more interested in talk and philosophy than dallying with wenches.
BAD THING: The subplot with an attempted rebellion back in Atlantis and Kull's allies dealing with it is treated as an afterthought and serves as an unwelcome distraction from the real meat of this issue.
The Final Verdict: A good issue in a good mini-series, though I think it might benefit from dropping the subplot about Atlantis and would be better focused upon Kull's adventures alone.