Monday, May 24, 2021

Conan by Richard Corben

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I dunnae think I ever posted this.  In the wayback, I was so focused on adding a plate that dinnae make it into The Savage Sword of Conan #4, I somehow forget this one (just a guess, but it sounds like a Cap'n move).  Anyhoo, first is how I first saw it in the awesome magazine, then the plate itself.  Note the phoenix on the sword


  1. Berni's wash drawing was shot through a screen for black and white line printing, like a half-tone photo in the old newspapers, except they used a different pattern than the dots you usually see. This was the limit of DC technology back then and they did variations on this trick, especially on Neal Adams and Berni in the anthology books. A cruder-looking halftone appeared on a lot of the old DC war books and the Heath Sea Devils covers, but it was still the same idea.

    1. Kinda karmic you put the comment on Corben, but we all know you reference HOS 92 with the first Swamp Thing. Corben's amazeballs art seems to have also suffered at various times