Conan the Barbarian #1 – Going way back to 1970

Conan the Barbarian #1
October, 1970
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Artists: Barry Windsor-Smith,
John Verpoorten, and Sam Rosen
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Barry Windsor-Smith
Inker: Dan Adkins
Colorist: Mimi Gold
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Editor: Stan Lee

The coming of Conan is classic tale of sword and sorcery. A fun read that I believe Robert E. Howard would have liked. This first issue is a retelling of the classic Howard story “the Coming of Conan the Cimmerian”.

If you are a fan of sword and sorcery or the fantastical then this is a book for you. It’s a fun read that takes you through the violent tales of a barbarian that lives by the sword. Conan is a thief, a pirate, a smuggler, and a general of armies but you cannot help but to cheer him on as he stubbornly imposes his will on his environment.

A Conan story is about getting lost in a tale that is filled with adventure and this 1st issue does not disappoint. Read about Conan’s misadventure against a shaman, demons, and aggressive barbarians. I really liked this book and highly recommend picking it up as a good read but also for your collection of desirable books. I’ve seen it as low as $60 eBay for a VG/F condition. If you’ve read this title tell me what you think? How does it compare to Dark Horses current Conan run?

Purchase Vol 1 of the original Marvel series here

Author: Kenric Regan

Kenric started reading comics in 1982 when he snuck into his older brother’s room and ravaged his collection of the then current Marvel and DC comics. Falling in love instantly with the art form Kenric found himself ensconced in the universal battles of good vs evil that help define his own personal code of ethics and morality

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