Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Conan the Barbarian #13 - Barry Windsor Smith art & cover

Conan the Barbarian v1 #13 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
Conan the Barbarian v1 #13, 1972 - Saved by an old man from dying in the desert, Conan repays his debt by rescuing his daughter from a cult of spider worshippers. The spontaneity of Barry Smith's art usually compensates for its rawness, but in this case Sal Buscema's inks hinder rather than help. Faces and figures are too clearly delineated, calling attention to their distortions. Smith's cover fares better, with its sweeping circular path and radial layout. This is number 13 of 22 Conan the Barbarian issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Conan the Barbarian or Smith issues. See also the original cover to this issue, this blog's Smith checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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Smith cover pencils and inks = ***
"Web of the Spider God" Smith story pencils (Sal Buscema inks) 22 pages = **
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Conan the Barbarian v1 #13 marvel comic book page art by Barry Windsor Smith
Barry Windsor Smith
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More Smith posts:
New Mutants #44
Conan the Barbarian v1 #7 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Conan #7
Chamber of Darkness #3

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