Thursday, October 16, 2014


The New Full-Length Action Adventure in Words and Pictures!

First in a Series of Daring Adventures Featuring Blackmark in the Primitive World of the Future!
A peek inside the paperback edition!

Blackmark was conceived & illustrated by Gil (His Name is...Savage!) Kane with an artistic assist by Neal (Batman, Deadman.) Archie (Manhunter) Goodwin came in to write the dialogue. 

Classic Gil Kane's Savage #1 from Fantagraphics!
Another classic, Manhunter #1 by Archie Goodwin & Walt Simonson!

The graphic novel tells the epic tale of Blackmark's rise to power, and the challenges he faces trying to unite a world, torn apart by a cataclysmic war and the following, ruthless, feudalism maintained by selfish lords and wandering bands of warriors, who maintain a stranglehold on the surviving population. 

Blackmark is quite violent, often sexy, and even fun. Gil Kane draws on all sorts of Arthurian and German/Norse mythology, and his arena looks decidedly Roman, but it is all a metaphor with the graphic impact of Tolkein.

Savage Sword of Conan #1 Conan, Red Sonja, Kull & Blackmark! Great art & Boris Vallejo cover!
The first Blackmark book was reprinted in Savage Sword of Conan #1 - #4, reformatted, published in four parts.
Marvel Preview #16 has a preview for Blackmark!
Marvel Preview #17 First appearance of second Blackmark Graphic Novel!
A Ravaged World Faces Extinction and Only Blackmark can Save It! An All-New Graphic Novel Masterpiece.

Marvel Comics then reprinted the second Backmark book "The Mind Demons" in Marvel Preview #17, after a preview in issue #16.

The first chapter of "Blackmark "The Mind Demons" was published in Kull and the Barbarians #2.

Finally, the best of all was the Fantagraphics Books' Blackmark. It reprinted both books in one big, trade paperback edition.

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You!

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