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Sunday, 21 August 2016
BEOWULF DRAGON SLAYER...
I assume BEOWULF was a belated attempt by DC to mine
the 'sword and sorcery' vein dug by MARVEL's CONAN mag,
but it only lasted for six issues. CLAW The UNCONQUERED
(see ad) was a similar attempt which lasted twice that, but still
lacked the comics longevity of the Cimmerian barbarian.
Beowulf has resurfaced in the DCU in the last few years, but
I missed those mags, so can only show you the covers and select
internal pages from the first three issues from 1975. (The first ish
is another of those comics that I recall reading while sat on my
grandparents red bed-settee on one of our Sunday visits.)
Maybe one day I'll track down the remaining three issues and
complete the set, in which case I'll be sure to post the covers on
this, the best blog in the depths of my fevered imagination. Did
you buy Beowulf at the time? Let's hear all about it, chums.
First, however, enjoy the art and ads on view for you.
(Incidentally, I first saw the '1st DC Issue' blurb on the
cover of TARZAN #1 when DC took over publication from
GOLD KEY. However, as far as I 'm aware, there never was
a prior Beowulf title, so why it didn't just say '1st Issue' I don't
know. Any suggestions? The blurb also appeared on the
covers of other first issues by DC.)
Posted by Kid at Sunday, August 21, 2016