CBR Reviews: Conan The Barbarian #4, Saucer Country #3, and AvX: VS #2

Saucer Country #3

“Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s “Saucer Country” continues to surprise me in a variety of ways, including how the main character takes a backseat this issue. After the focus of the story being primarily on Governor Alvarado for the first two issues, she’s in less than a dozen panels of “Saucer Country” #3 as we shift primarily to two of the side characters. It’s a good move that builds things nicely and begins already tying things together in a way that feels layered and well considered…”

Conan The Barbarian #4

“Becky Cloonan is some big shoes to fill. So it’s even more impressive that James Harren is able to pick up art chores so beautifully on the new arc for Brian Wood’s “Conan The Barbarian” #4. Wood continues the story of Conan and his queen Bêlit with the beginning of new arc “The Argos Deception” and he smartly writes this issue in a way that isn’t boring for continuing readers and easy to follow for those who might want to jump on now…”

AvX: VS #2

“AVX: VS” #2 is the second book in this six-issue limited series focusing on “off-panel” battles during the “Avengers vs. X-Men” crossover. The book is split in half with creative team Steve McNiven, John Dell and Morry Hollowell handling the Captain America versus Gambit section; and creative team Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larocca and Jim Charalampidis picking up the Spider-Man versus Colossus/Juggernaut segment…”


  1. Keith Bowden’s avatar

    Colossus/Juggernaut? Isn’t that a bit of an overkill?

  2. John’s avatar

    I love that you love Conan.

  3. 1979semifinalist’s avatar

    @Keith: Indeed it is. And yet it has made him exactly zero degrees more interesting.

    @John: And I love that you love that I love Conan. 😉

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