Tag Conan

Covered 365: Day 275

Conan #275, Marvel Comics, December 1993, Artist: Colin MacNeil. Colin MacNeil finally got Conan’s face right on his dramatic and fitting cover to Conan #275, the final issue in the epic run. This cover has always been a favourite of…

Covered 365: Day 274

Conan #274, Marvel Comics, November 1993, Artist: Colin MacNeil. What the heck?! Courage, that’s what it took to submit this cover to the editor. Hats off to Colin MacNeil for his cover to Conan #274, it gave me a Crazy…

Covered 365: Day 273

Foiur Color #273, Eastern Color, April 1950, Artist: Dan Gormley. So much small details in these Golden Age covers, case in point this nice cover from Dan Gormley for the cover of Four Color #273. Maybe because its Mike Kaluta,…

Covered 365: Day 242

Batman #242, DC Comics, June 1972, Artist: Mike Kaluta. I’m a big Mike Kaluta fan and I love the scene and the mood on the cover of Batman #242. Neal Adams hits again with a strong cover to Superman #242.…

Covered 365: Day 241

Captain America #241, Marvel Comics, January 1980, Artist: Frank Miller. Frank Miller’s cover to Captain America #241 has always been a standout and its always been an in-demand book. The dream team of Neal Adams pencils and Bernie Wrightson inks…

Covered 365: Day 218

Strange Adventures #218, DC Comics, June 1969. Artist: Neal Adams. I love the Neal Adams cover to Strange Adventures #218, Adams’ take on 217 fell short with too much shading but the almost psychedelic #218 looks great. Ernie Chan does…

Covered 365: Day 217

House of Mystery #217, DC Comics, September 1973. Artist: Bernie Wrightson. Man the cover to House of Mystery #217 is so Wrightson and for me, that’s a good thing. What strikes me about Barry Windsor Smith’s Daredevil #217 cover is…

Covered 365: Day 211

House Of Mystery #211, DC, February 1973. Artist: Bernie Wrightson. About 100 days ago I commented that we were heading into Cole Country (L.B. Cole). I didn’t want one artist to hijack the post so I excluded his covers for…

Covered 365: Day 203

Amazing Spider-Man #203, Marvel Comics, April 1980. Artist: Frank Miller and Jim Mooney. I clearly recall trying to hoard Amazing Spider-Man #203, I thought Dazzler was a character on the rise and a very early appearance embedded in the Amazing…

Undervalued Spotlight #428

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Giant Size Conan #1, Marvel Comics, September 1974. This week’s Undervalued Spotlight shines on Giant Size Conan #1. Giant Size Conan #1 features the 1st comic book appearance of Belit, the Shemite pirate known as the Queen…

Roy Thomas turns…76!

Well, I am officially an old guy. Rascally Roy Thomas otherwise known as Roy (The Boy) Thomas turned 76 on November 22nd. Not only was Roy Stan Lee’s first successor as Editor-In-Chief of Marvel comics and the carrier of the…

Conan The Rogue

One of the best examples of Big John Buscema's Conan is probably the one that has been seen by fewer fans than any other. In 1991 Marvel released the graphic novel "Conan the Rogue" which was a story that was plotted, penciled, inked and coloured by Big John Buscema. He got his long time collaborator Roy Thomas to script the story, which he had plotted and oh what a job these two did on this book! It had a relatively low print run and was never really promoted from what I understand.

How I Got My Job (A Series): Cary Nord

Being a passionate fan of comics, it is only natural to dream and hope that one day you could possibly work in/with them. Well, I might not work in comics, but I do live in a city that allows me to meet and be friends with people who are. My next couple of articles will be a series of interviews with people who work in the comic industry focusing on how they got into the positions they are in today. These people include artists, writers, retailers, editors etc.

Undervalued Spotlight #121

Conan the Barbarian #23, Marvel Comics, February 1973 I’m a big fan of Robert E. Howard and an even bigger fan of Conan and the fantasy world he belongs too. Please don’t hold this fact against my spotlight pick! Conan…