Here's a blast from the past!
|Back cover of Marvelmania Magazine #2.|
|Conan's sword was altered for dramatic effect!|
|John Buscema really left his indelible mark on the fantastic barbarian as well.|
Here's Barry Windsor-Smith's classic narrative "Cimmeria" finally completed after thirty years! The following is his marvelous vision you can find on his incredible web site, barrywindsor-smith.com/news/
I recall only the stillness of that sombre land; the clouds that piled forever on the hills, the dimness of the everlasting woods. Cimmeria, land of Darkness and deep Night.
Script by original pulp author Robert E. Howard with artwork by Barry (Windsor-) Smith (Conan the Barbarian) & Tim Conrad (Worms of the Earth.)
An illustrated poem written by the great Robert E. Howard., creator of Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn and so many more...!
|Earl Norem provided many awesome covers for the Savage Sword of Conan magazine.|
|This Baxter paper edition not only reprinted "Cimmeria", but my all time favorite Conan tale, "Red Nails." I loved "Red Nails" so much I recently purchased the gorgeous Art Archives edition.|
|Can't resist showing off the Art Archives edition I just had to have! I haven't see a second volume of this marvelous book.|
|While it was magnificent to get all of Barry Windsor-Smith's Conan, I was less than enthusiastic with the modern coloring. However, "Cimmeria" was published in its original black & white format.|
|Barry Windsor-Smith illustrated new covers for the first nine issues of Conan Saga. That was so sweet!|
|It's hard to go wrong with a Earl Norem cover!|
|A variation of the movie poster was used for the cover of this Austrian edition.|
|There's that favorite signature again! France edition.|
Live Large My Friends!
|Boris Vallejo also provided many classic covers, including for the first issue, of the Savage Sword of Conan magazine series. Brazilian edition pictured.|
|Artist Dorian (Vallejo, don't believe he's related to Boris) painted the cover used on the Norway edition.|