Sunday, January 13, 2013

Savage Tales #3 - Barry Windsor Smith, Al Williamson, Jim Steranko, Frank Brunner art

Savage Tales v1 #3 conan marvel comic book page art by Barry Windsor Smith
Savage Tales v1 #3 featuring Conan the Barbarian, 1973 - In the stunning conclusion of Robert E. Howard's "Red Nails", Conan and Valeria must survive the civil war between two underground factions. Like the previous issue, this chapter showcases some of Barry Smith's finest bronze age work. Every page and panel is carefully composed, filled with astonishing details. Textures, patterns and decorative flourishes abound, creating a bronze age masterpiece. This story was first reprinted in color in Marvel Treasury Edition #4. Aside from Smith's two stories, Frank Brunner, Jim Steranko, and Al Williamson also contribute sketches and/or text illustrations. The interior page shown above is by Smith. Other artists in this issue include John Romita and Esteban Maroto. This is number 3 of 3 Savage Tales issues with Smith art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Smith, Williamson, Brunner, Steranko or Savage Tales issues.  See also this blog's Williamson checklistSmith checklist, Steranko checklist, Top 10 Steranko comicsBrunner checklistTop 10 Brunner comics or Top 10 Smith comics.
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Smith contents page pencils and inks = ***
"The Lurker from the Catacombs" Smith story pencils and inks 37 pages = *****
"An Age Undreamed Of" Smith full page illustration pencils and inks = ****
"Talon" Steranko full page and small page illustration pencils and inks = ***
"The Crimson Bell" Brunner full page illustration pencils and inks = ***
"The Crimson Bell" Williamson 8 text illos pencils and inks (sketches) 4 pages = **
"To the Memory of Robert E. Howard" Smith pencils and inks 1 page = *****

(all pages above in black and white)
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