Saturday, 3 March 2012

PART TWO OF SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN COVER GALLERY...


Copyright MARVEL COMICS & CONAN PROPERTIES

As stated last time, MARVEL U.K.'s SAVAGE SWORD Of CONAN weekly from 1975 only lasted for eighteen issues.  We've already seen the first six covers from the short-lived series in a recent post, so here are issues seven to twelve to cast your appreciative peepers over.  The last batch will follow shortly.






See part three here, and part one here.

9 comments:

Dougie said...

Issue 7 was the third one that didn't turn up as part of my weekly order. I wonder what the problem was? Bad weather in April 1975?!

About five or six years later, I finally read the Barry Smith story in a Marvel Pocket Book reprint.

cerebus660 said...

Hi Kid! Just thought I'd say how much I'm enjoying these posts on Marvel UK! Although I always loved the American Marvels, their spotty distribution meant that the reliable British weeklies were more important to me at the time.

I remember buying the first issue of Conan, but a lot of these other issues passed me by. It may have been that my pocket money didn't stretch far enough! I caught up with Conan later, when his comic merged with The Avengers, and then later again when the monthly Conan comic came out. And that was a real favourite, with all that amazing artwork by Buscema, Alcala and co.

Kid said...

Dougie, I never seemed to have too much of a problem with the early UK Marvels. If an issue wasn't in one shop (sold out I suppose), I got it in another. However, I did have a problem with 2 issues of The Complete FF, which I didn't manage to track down 'til at least 6 or 7 years later.

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cerebus, glad you're enjoying the posts. Knowing that people appreciate them makes it all worthwhile. And that Buscema/Alcala artwork was fantastic. I was surprised to later learn that Big John wasn't too keen on Alcala's inks.

Dougie said...

As I said before, I had a weekly order in the village shop. Going to Strathaven or EK wasn't always an option if a comic didn't show up that week. I didn't have pocket money, as such, until I went to secondary school the following August.

baab said...

i have no recollection of the cover of number 8
i do know the stories
Barry Smith became a favourite because of this,
i was also unaware of the low run on the issues,
I was lucky enough to go to a caravan site in Pettycur bay,between Kinghorn and Burntisland in Fife,which had a store that sold the treasury editions,(all of them as they appeared )and over a few summers i bought many,including the Conan treasury by Barry which was to my eyes just wonderful in the larger size,I may also have appreciated the colour, as i did not always have original american issues.

I also bought the pocket size reprints and had a full set,I look at my bookshelfs and they are no longer there...a foolish foray into comic mart drama,ha!

Kid said...

I remember having that Conan Treasury myself. I've replaced a few others over the years - maybe one day I'll get another copy of that one as well. (I even remember holidaying in Kinghorn back in the mid-'60s.)

Nick Caputo said...

Kid,

The new cover looks to be the work of Ron Wilson abd Frank Giacoia. Keep the covers coming! I love seeing both these and Terrific.

Kid said...

Your wish is my command, Nick. (Was this one meant for Part 3?)

Nick Caputo said...

Hi Kid,

the cover ID was for part 2: Savage Sword # 11.

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2012/03/ditko-content-worth-exploring.html



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