6/20/13

Conan the Barbarian #24 - Barry Windsor Smith art & cover

Conan the Barbarian v1 #24 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
Conan the Barbarian v1 #24, 1973 - Red Sonja convinces Conan to embark on a theft of untold riches, all within a glittering bejeweled tower. "The Song of Red Sonja" not only marked her second appearance, but also won a slew of industry awards in the 1970s. Barry Smith perfects a neoclassical style that had been slowly emerging in the past few issues. Every page is breathtakingly detailed, from the chaotic tavern brawl on the cover to the two magnificent splash pages. Two single page interludes temper the story's pacing with their quiet narratives and open panels (pages 11,18). This exceptional work is not only Smith's finest to date, but one of the most memorable Conan issues of the bronze age. This story was later reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition #15 and Savage Sword of Conan #82. This is number 22 of 22 Conan the Barbarian issues with Smith art and/or covers.
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Smith cover pencils and inks = *****
"The Song of Red Sonja" Smith story pencils and inks 20 pages = *****

Conan the Barbarian v1 #24 marvel comic book page art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
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