Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Conan the Barbarian king size special #1 - Barry Windsor Smith cover & reprints

Barry Windsor Smith
Conan the Barbarian v1 king size special #1, 1973 - This violent cover has a striking similarity to Conan the Barbarian #21, both drawn by Barry Smith at around the same time. More bloodied and bruised, Conan stands victorious over his foes. On the lower right, a dead man's eyes peer at us through the pristine waters. Smith begins his neoclassical phase, infusing his art with intricate details. Despite the busy typography, this is among his finest efforts. The interiors contain Smith reprints from Conan #2 and Conan #4. See today's posts or more Conan the Barbarian or Smith issues. See also this blog's Smith checklist or Top 10 Smith comics.
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Smith cover pencils and inks = *****
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More Smith posts:
Daredevil v1 #51 marvel 1960s silver age comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Daredevil #51
X-men v1 #205 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
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Conan the Barbarian v1 #13 marvel comic book cover art by Barry Windsor Smith
Conan #13

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