The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1

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In the mid 1970s following the colossal success of Conan the Barbarian, Roy Thomas helped expand the universe of Conan to showcase further stories and the talents of some of the comics industry's best with the equally popular Savage Sword of Conan magazine. Now, for the first time in over thirty years, these primal tales, featuring Robert E. Howard's most popular character, are available in this, the first in a series of massive trade paperbacks, collecting all Savage Sword ...
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Overview

In the mid 1970s following the colossal success of Conan the Barbarian, Roy Thomas helped expand the universe of Conan to showcase further stories and the talents of some of the comics industry's best with the equally popular Savage Sword of Conan magazine. Now, for the first time in over thirty years, these primal tales, featuring Robert E. Howard's most popular character, are available in this, the first in a series of massive trade paperbacks, collecting all Savage Sword Conan stories beginning with issue one.

Included in this volume are tales by Roy Thomas, featuring the breathtaking art of such legends as Barry Windsor-Smith, John Buscema, Alfredo Alcala, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Pablo Marcos, Walter Simonson, and more.

But that's not all. Also included in this tome are Conan's few appearances in the title Savage Tales—for the complete Conan collection!

* Reprinting Savage Sword of Conan for the first time since its original publication. This is the first volume in the series.

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"The Chronicles of Conan" series from Dark Horse is reprinting Marvel's 1970s comic books featuring Robert E. Howard's mighty barbarian swordsman, Conan. This new series collects Conan's appearances in Marvel's line of black-and-white magazines from the same period. These rousing tales of fierce combat, beautiful women, devilish sorcery, and supernatural monsters are all well scripted by Thomas and illustrated by various artists. Some stories are original; others adapt Howard's tales or Conan pastiches by others; some are unrelated Howard stories rewritten to feature Conan. One is based on a plot by novelist John Jakes. Though the artwork here has been reduced in size, the mostly excellent printing faithfully reproduces the exquisite line work of Windsor-Smith on Howard's classic "Red Nails"; the ornate brilliance of Alex Nino on "People of the Dark," in which a modern man goes back millennia in time and inhabits Conan's mind; and the remarkable, fluid, realistic work of John Bucema on several stories, including "A Witch Shall Be Born," in which Conan survives crucifixion. Other art greats featured include Gil Kane, Neal Adams, and Jim Starlin. Intended for adults; some stories here feature nudity. Strongly recommended for fans of heroic fantasy adventure.
—Steve Raiteri

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593078386
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 542
  • Sales rank: 342,087
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    In the top five

    This is probably the single best collection of Conan comics ever done in one volume, and as such is, of course, one of the greatest comic books ever published. A great place to start a comics collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2008

    The best Conan stuff

    The best Conan stories from marvel - good writing and the best artists - Buscema, Alcala, Starlin, Kane, Smith. Amazing stuff, a good reproduction of the original black and white. If you like sword & sorcery and graphic novels, it doesn't get better than this.

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