Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Reading Room: CROM THE BARBARIAN "Giant from Beyond"

Return to a time before Atlantis sank with comics' first barbarian... we present the third and final chapter in the saga of Crom, from Strange Worlds #2 (1951)
Thus do the tales of Crom come to an end, two decades before the coming of Conan in 1970...
His last adventure was produced by co-creators Gardner Fox (writer), and John Giunta (artist).
None of his stories were reprinted, even after the success of Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian, and others made sword and sorcery a hot genre!
One bit of barbarian trivia; artist John Giunta took on a 15-year old apprentice who would later illustrate many fantasy characters including Conan.
His name?
Frank Frazetta!

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