Back to Conan the Barbarian, as portrayed by stunning artwork of Barry Windsor-Smith. I can go on all day gushing over his amazing art. Another exciting Conan the Barbarian issue for me was issue #24, fully introducing us to the intoxicating she-devil, Red Sonja.
|The censored version of page 3, from Conan the Barbarian #24.|
Conan the Barbarian #24 The Song of Red Sonja!
"The Song of Red Sonja"
In Makkalet, Conan and Red Sonja start a bar-fight, bathe in a fountain, scale temple walls, break in and steal a snake-tiara and fight a magical snake. In the end, Sonja tricks Conan, leaving for further adventures in Pah-Disha.
Written by Roy Thomas with Barry Windsor-Smith (as Barry Smith) art.
Last issue of the Conan the Barbarian comic book done by Barry Windsor-Smith.
|Such a wonderful magazine series, with so many marvelous covers! This one is by Bob Larkin.|
This story has been reprinted many times over the years, in Conan Saga #8, Marvel Treasury Edition #15 (panel 3 of page 6 appears here in its original uncensored form as it was redrawn upon original publication in Conan the Barbarian #24 due to Comics Code objections) & Savage Sword of Conan #82. In book format it has been reprinted in Essential Conan #1, The Chronicles of Conan #4 & The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives #1.
|Loved Conan in the Treasury Editions! Both favorites of mine, "Red Nails" & "The Song of Red Sonja" are reprinted in that series! Fabulous format for those Barry Windsor-Smith stories.|
|I prefer my super-heroes in color, but to me, Conan is best presented in black and white!|
Red Sonja story continues in Savage Sword of Conan #1. "Curse of the Undead-Man" Written by Roy Thomas (freely adapted from the short story "Mistress of Death" by Robert E. Howard) with John Buscema & Pablo Marcos art. Conan and Red Sonja put an end to the undead sorcerer Costranno. This magazine also includes a stunning Red Sonja story illustrated by Esteban Maroto and began reprinting Gil Kane's Blackmark!
|Original Barry Smith concept for the cover of Conan the Barbarian #24.|
|Red Sonja bookmarks from Barry Windsor-Smith's Gorblimey Press!|
|More recent Barry Windsor-Smith Conan artwork!|
|Pin-up from the esteemed Esteban Maroto!|
|Red Sonja illustrations over the years!|
|Another favorite of mine, Howard Chaykin illustrating Red Sonja.|
Live Large My Friends!
|Not familiar with this comic book, but I like the cover!|
|This crossover I liked most for the Michael Turner covers.|
|Favorite trade series featuring the original Robert E. Howard stories of Red Sonja and so much more!|
|Great Ken Kelly cover for this paperback !|
|Original Red Sonja novel with a stunning Boris Vallejo cover!|