Savage Tales #5 - Neal Adams cover, Jim Starlin art

Savage Tales v1 #5 conan marvel comic book cover art by Neal Adams
Neal Adams
Savage Tales v1 #5 featuring Conan the Barbarian, 1974 - Ka-Zar and Conan have equal emphasis on this majestic Neal Adams cover, signaling a transition in the headlining character. The artist's painted cover is a typically superb effort, one of several drawn for 1970s Marvel magazines. The lead story showcases Jim Starlin's only bronze age Conan. Markedly different, his layouts brilliantly combine decorative elements and thoughtful pacing (see interior page below). This story was later reprinted in color in Conan #64 with only slightly diminished quality. Other artists in this issue include Roy Krenkel, Tony Dezuniga, Val Mayerick, Joe Sinnott and John Buscema. This is number 2 of 5 Savage Tales issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 Savage Tales issues with Starlin art and/or covers.
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Adams cover painting = ***
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Starlin story pencils (Al Milgrom inks) 20 pages (black & white) = ****

Savage Tales v1 #5 conan marvel comic book page art by Jim Starlin
Jim Starlin
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