By Geoff Hoppe
March 3, 2007 - 16:27
Hey hey we're the monkeys...
Joshua Dysart continues to give the reader an interesting interpretation of Conan, despite this issue serving mostly to move the story along. Dysart concerns himself admirably with the politics of the Hyborian age, and lends his story a universal angle that would have pleased Howard. He also finds a way to include a passel of Stygian demons.
Will Conrad’s pencils maintain the high level of quality established in Midnight God #1. There’s a particularly impressive scene in this issue where a group of Aquilonian soldiers does battle on the river
The sepia tones used in the flashback sequences are effective, if not a little trite. The rest of the coloring is excellent; Juan Ferreyra excels at making subtle, understated tones convey meaning with the one-two punch of a post-impressionist.