Tuesday, May 10, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel # 3
GOOD THING: This issue is truly faithful to the original Robert E. Howard text.
BAD THING: That being said, this issue is being painfully faithful to the slowest part of the original story. It all goes downhill from Conan freeing the wizard, with the rest of the issue being an info dump of just how bad things have gotten in Conan's absence.
The Final Verdict: It's a faithful adaptation of the slowest part of the story it is based on. The art is good but that doesn't disguise or excuse the fact that there's not a lot of action to be had. Still, the Howard purists will be happy and it is a wonderful set-up for the big finale next time.