The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1

The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1 By Roy Thomas Barry Windsor-Smith John Buscema Jim Starlin Tony DeZúñiga Alex Niño Joss Jodloman Gil Kane, The Savage Sword of Conan Volume In the mid s following the colossal success of Conan the Barbarian Roy Thomas helped expand the universe of Conan to showcase further stories and the talents of some of the comics industry s best
  • Title: The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1
  • Author: Roy Thomas Barry Windsor-Smith John Buscema Jim Starlin Tony DeZúñiga Alex Niño Joss Jodloman Gil Kane
  • ISBN: 9781593078386
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1 By Roy Thomas Barry Windsor-Smith John Buscema Jim Starlin Tony DeZúñiga Alex Niño Joss Jodloman Gil Kane, In the mid 1970s following the colossal success of Conan the Barbarian, Roy Thomas helped expand the universe of Conan to showcase further stories and the talents of some of the comics industry s best with the equally popular Savage Sword of Conan magazine Now, for the first time in over thirty years, these primal tales, featuring Robert E Howard s most popular characterIn the mid 1970s following the colossal success of Conan the Barbarian, Roy Thomas helped expand the universe of Conan to showcase further stories and the talents of some of the comics industry s best with the equally popular Savage Sword of Conan magazine Now, for the first time in over thirty years, these primal tales, featuring Robert E Howard s most popular character, are available in this, the first in a series of massive trade paperbacks, collecting all Savage Sword Conan stories beginning with issue one.Included in this volume are tales by Roy Thomas, featuring the breathtaking art of such legends as Barry Windsor Smith, John Buscema, Alfredo Alcala, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Pablo Marcos, Walter Simonson and .But that s not all Also included in this tome are Conan s few appearances in the title Savage Tales for the complete Conan collection
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    1. Roy Thomas Barry Windsor-Smith John Buscema Jim Starlin Tony DeZúñiga Alex Niño Joss Jodloman Gil Kane

      Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee s first successor as editor in chief of Marvel Comics He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E Howard s character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden Age comic book heroes particularly the 1940s superhero team the Justice Society of America and for lengthy writing stints on Marvel s X Men and Avengers, and DC Comics All Star Squadron, among other titles.

    495 thoughts on “The Savage Sword of Conan, Volume 1”

    1. I m done with issues 1 to 10 of this vintage sword and sorcery magazine I like the clean look of the black and white graphic art of Buscema and Alcala, the wealth of detail in each panel, the covers by Vallejo If I m honest, I also like the hot, scantily dressed babes the series is so fixated on Even the commercials have their old fashioned charm, promoting bodybuilding or karate skills in 10 easy lesons Roy Thomas as the writer is OK, a bit too bombastic and free with doom ladden adjectives, bu [...]


    2. I m going thru a bit of an exploratory phase with all these 70s era fantasy horror comics Savage Sword of Conan falls right in there The quality is surprisingly good, both the writing and the artwork Of course given the range of material in this book some stories are stronger than others, but in comparison to the last volume of comics I read Eerie Volume 10 the lows aren t that low I especially enjoyed John Buscema and Pablo Marcos work, some killer pen and ink work right there and there are som [...]


    3. Dark Horse has been reprinting Marvel Comics color Conan comics for a few years but now they are adding the Conan stories from the black white Savage Sword of Conan Magazine This volume one Omnibus edition features 544 pages and includes the Conan stories from Savage Tales 1 5, and Savage Sword of Conan 1 10 Back in the day as a young Conan fan, Savage Tales was like the Holy Grail These first five issues pre dated Savage Sword and within a few years had already escalated in price beyond my pock [...]


    4. Savage Sword was the first comic book I read I picked it up because I was a big fan of the Conan movie when I was a kid I had weird parents that were totally fine with me watching it before I was even double digits I picked it up as a sort of joke, expecting it to be god awful I was unaware at the time that this was anything than a movie spin off when in actuality one could see the movie as a spin off of the comics I was floored Not only was the art fantastic and the story fantastic but I was a [...]


    5. The Savage Sword of Conan is an anthology of Conan stories Some are adaptations of Robert Howard stories, and those I find to never be as good as the original work, while others are obviously based on Howards seminal work SSOC was written in the 1970 s Roy Thomas attempts to channel his inner Robert Howard and for the most part gets it right The artwork varies as well The Buscema art is actually very good especially when you factor in the time Sometimes Roy Thomas verbiage goes off in an attempt [...]


    6. It s taken me forever to read this, mostly because of the format.I read comics on my Kindle once in a while and it usually goes well However it just doesn t work for Conan because the comics does not follow the traditional organization of comics pages and you need to see the full page in one go to read this well So since I have access to a huge computer monitor I finished reading it there and it changed the whole experience.Otherwise the stories are average and the art is good.For the price this [...]


    7. Pure pulp escapist fantasy This comic raids the Howard stories for ideas and Thomas expands out the Conan universe A moments it does feel dated but as long as you accept what these stories actually are, it is enjoyable.


    8. So there I was, in the bowels of an honest to God Comic book shop on a Thursday afternoon in the early fall of 1986 I didn t even know there was such a thing as an entire store devoted to comic books, having grown up in a sleepy rural town of 1500 souls where the only place to buy such things was from the four foot rack at the back of the Rexall Drug on Main Street But this place had everything the glamorous mid 1980 s could offer GI Joe, X Men, Grendal, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, The Incredib [...]


    9. The fantastic artwork of John Buscema, Barry Windsor Smith and others, and the tight writing by the prolific Roy Thomas make this my favorite adaption of the famed Robert E Howard barbarian.This book is the first volume of a series that reprints the original Savage Sword of Conan Magazine that was published under Marvel from 1974 1995 It is a knockout Action adventure escapism does not get any better than this The Boris cover art alone is worth the price of purchase.Between the Robert E Howard o [...]


    10. A marvellous collection of stories from Marvel s Savage Sword of Conan magazine, plus a few that appeared earlier in Savage Tales Roy Thomas and Conan were a match made in Cimmeria and this volume shows them at their mutual best.Quite a bit of the book forms a connected narrative set fairly early in Conan s career Towards the end there s a jarring excursion into the future with an adaptation of The Hour of the Dragon , by which point Conan has already both become a king and been deposed.I wish I [...]


    11. Several of these stories are also reprinted in the all colour Conan chronicles tpbs, but other than that this is a great volume full of epic sword and sorcery tales Roy Thomas raided Howard s works, Conan and non Conan and other fantasy writers tales, but his original tales are pretty good too Escapist fun at its best.



    12. I was too young to read these when they first came out, but I do remember reading this comic magazine series in the 80s This series was in black and white, and also magazine sized rather than comic sized This was to denote it s mature subject matter, and while it s not exactly Adults Only it is definitely aimed at an adult audience It wasn t just the suggestive nudity and the sometimes graphic violence, but the stories themselves were just mature than it s four color counterparts These were ad [...]


    13. I m giving this a 5, but I will note that due to the various writers of SSC, there are some stories that are underwhelming But all in all, especially those written by Roy, this is a title I was DYING to be re released into volume format It took so long, but when it did, it didn t disappoint SSC was my first taste of what black and white art was and how powerful, crisp and detailed it could be It showed you what pure black and white could achieve without colour, lighting effects or shading to fil [...]


    14. This is one colossal collection that I had to tackle a couple bites at a time.I have no doubt these issues were a treat for Conan fans when they published, but modern readers will probably find the dialogue overwritten As Conan is regularly resurrected and many of these tales are based on Robert E Howard s original material most older fans will find little new here and new fans are probably better off plunging into the recent Darkhorse series for an introduction to Conan.However, if you re a yo [...]


    15. I loved this book as an historical artistic landmark in the evolution of Conan than for its content that I found uneven both on art and story and generally very badly written A fun read that does not make me want to read .


    16. Brilliant Dark and blunt great art well done Awesome to see this stuff still published Watch out for wikked magic users


    17. The stories was great , although I was a little bit disappointed because I thought the comic book was gonna be colored pages.




    18. Only read this for Red Nails Smith s faces get better in later works, but his layouts and storytelling are a perfect fit for the pace of the action Thomas writing can t quite match the intensity of Howard s pulpy prose, but overall it s a worthy adaptation of what might be the best story of the genre.


    19. Robert E Howard s pulp character Conan the Barbarian first began in the 1930 s pages of WEIRD TALES magazine The Conan stories set the stage for the fantasy sub genre known as Sword and Sorcery Set in a world prior to recorded history filled with sword fights, busty beauties, thieves and even Elder Gods Howard was a contemporary of another WEIRD TALES writer, H P Lovecraft , Conan stalks through this age undreamed of, slaying monsters and men and conquering wizards and woman of every stripe.In t [...]


    20. Really wanted to give this one star, just for the sake of my childhood, both the actual childhood, and the twelve year old in me that thinks life would be better if I could just gut mine enemies with a broadsword and toss the girl s over my shoulder, all the while swigging wine and cursing the gods But man, Roy Thomas just over wrote EVERYTHING Conan cannot take a whizz without Roy saying, A mail clad figure stalks with feline grace into the Stygian depths of the alley, sinewy muscles cording a [...]


    21. what a great reminder of why, as a boy, I couldn t wait for the next Savage Sword of Conan I started reading SSoC back in 5th grade, finding it in the supermarket magazine section as my parents shopped for groceries Although we didn t have a lot of money back then, they would buy me one comic or magazine each time we went, so I would quickly go over everything there to get just the right one I had just started reading comics on a regular basis and had a few of the Marvel Conan the Barbarian full [...]


    22. When I was a young boy, my mother once bought me a single copy of the Savage Sword of Conan comic I never got another issue getting regular copies of lesser known comics simply didn t happen on a small island back in the 1970s , but that fantastic, brutal world and character stayed with me.Many years later, I finally read Robert E Howard s collected Conan stories and they were astonishing Like Lovecraft and Smith, Howard s florid prose really evokes demon haunted ruins which are eons old in ways [...]


    23. J adore les num ros de Conan sc naris s par Roy Thomas Le volume I de The Savage Sword of Conan republi par Dark Horse Comics et, je pense, imprim alors chez la d funte M trolitho Transcontinental de Sherbrooke regroupe plusieurs des meilleurs textes ou interpr tations de nouvelles de Robert E Howard par Roy Thomas Ses combats contre la sorcellerie, la tyrannie et les terreurs d autres mondes, sa lutte pour la survie et pour regagner sa couronne d Aquilonie, les conclusions o il repart souvent z [...]


    24. I enjoy a lot of the artwork in this volume, but truth be told, it s not very good Some stories seem like they re on the right track, trying to capture some of the vibe of Conan But mostly, they feel like childish goofs, like what the parodies make you think Conan should be Too much running around in a loincloth, too much stilted dialog Not nearly enough cosmic dread or Nietzschean philosophizing But again, the art is often quite good And as these comics were originally presented in black white, [...]


    25. I have to say, I was initially surprised how closely the early stories followed Howard s original stories at least as far as I remembered them Yeah the shoehorning in of Red Sonja or should I say Son Ja was a little awkward and akin to a modern comic book team up than the sword and sorcery surrounding it, but overall the stories were an enjoyable retread of Howard s stories Much of this has to do with the art, which was surprisingly evocative for black and white Much like the original source ma [...]


    26. Some nice art, notably from Barry Smith but also fron Alex Nino and others why this is a three rather than a two star rating , is the saving grace for this generally repetitive set of sword and sorcery fantasy tales Most fall into a typical pattern Pretty much all depend on some variation on the helpless damsel as a plot device Not helped by the fact that one story line began in a different book King Conan, I assume , and was finished in this title, so only part of the story appears here And it [...]


    27. Several of these comics were previously published in the Roy Thomas Barry Smith Conan the Barbarian collections I bought this volume thinking Savage Sword and Conan the Barbarian were two different comics titles Some of them were new to me but others were not I m not sorry I bought it only 5.99 for Kindle was a great deal, as huge as the book is , and I ll most likely read it again in the future, but since it hadn t been that long since I d read the Roy Thomas Conan comics, it seemed redundant T [...]


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