Brian Wood and James Harren bring the fucking metal to this concluding issue of ‘The Argos Deception’. This issue was just gory as hell and a real blast from start to finish. In his attempts to get back to, then rescue Belit, Conan kills basically every thing in his path, whether it’s human or even horse. When he killed that horse… holy crap, that was cool. Harren really unleashes some fantastic hyper-violence in this issue, the guys going to be big I tell ya. I also continue to love how the blood and guts in the artwork is contrasted by Wood’s rather florid prose, it serves to make everything so much more epic. It’s also interesting that Conan is doing all of this for love, it’s not what you’d expect from the character, and it adds something new, for me at least, as I’ve repeatedly said, I don’t know much about Conan beyond that he likes to hack people to shit with swords and axes. So far, this book is delivering not only that, but some very interesting drama as well.