6/22/12

Conan the Barbarian #6 - Barry Windsor Smith art & cover

Conan the Barbarian v1 #6 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
Conan the Barbarian v1 #6, 1971 - Entering a large teeming city, Conan soon discovers why people have named it "Shadizar the Wicked". On the opening splash, the barbarian steps through an ornate frame, suggestively entering the viewer's space. Superbly drawn and paced, Barry Smith uses decorative elements throughout the story, creating settings that are exotic and visually arresting. The most notable sequences include an intense bar fight (page 5), a couple's tender embrace (page 8) and the quiet aftermath of battle (page 20). Interestingly, after this issue Conan no longer wears his war helmet. This story was later reprinted in Giant-size Conan #3. This is number 6 of 20 Conan the Barbarian issues with Smith art and/or covers.
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Smith cover pencils and inks = ***
"Devil-Wings over Shadizar"
Smith story pencils (Sal Buscema inks) 20 pages = ***

Conan the Barbarian v1 #6 marvel comic book page art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
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