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ISBN: 1595825061
Author: Barry Windsor-Smith,Roy Thomas
Language: English
Publisher: Dark Horse; First Edition edition (May 18, 2010)
Pages: 288
Category: Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Comics
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 861
Size Fb2: 1996 kb
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Barry Windsor-Smith (born Barry Smith, 25 May 1949) is a British comic book illustrator and painter whose best known work has been produced in the United States.

Barry Windsor-Smith (born Barry Smith, 25 May 1949) is a British comic book illustrator and painter whose best known work has been produced in the United States. He is known for his work on Marvel Comics' Conan the Barbarian from 1970 to 1973, and for his work on Wolverine – particularly the original Weapon X story arc. Barry Windsor-Smith was born Barry Smith on 25 May 1949 in Forest Gate, a working class area in the East End of London.

Nails" and "The Frost-Giant's Daughter"! Featuring the updated colors from Dark Horse's Chronicles line

Barry Windsor-Smith became the standard by which . Nearly forty years have passed since Barry Windsor-Smith began his historical run on Conan the Barbarian - never had anyone conveyed Conan's gigantic melancholies and great mirth in a more masterful way.

Barry Windsor-Smith became the standard by which . Barry Windsor-Smith became the standard by which all other Conan comic-book artists have since been measured.

Nearly forty years have passed since Barry Windsor-Smith began his historical run on Conan the Barbarian - never had anyone conveyed Conan's gigantic melancholies and great mirth in a more masterful way.

Items related to The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives Volume . Barry Windsor-Smith is a comic book writer, illustrator, and painter. He was educated at East Ham Technical College and later went on to write for Marvel, DC, Valiant, Dark Horse, and other comic book imprints.

Items related to The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives Volume 2. Thomas, Roy The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives Volume 2. ISBN 13: 9781595825063. The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives Volume 2. Thomas, Roy. Hardcover. Windsor-Smith is best known for his work on Avengers, Iron Man, Conan the Barbarian, and Red Sonja. He is a member of the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.

The first volume of The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives includes such classic . Thomas Roy. Barry Windsor-smith Conan Archives

The first volume of The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives includes such classic tales as "Rogues in the House" and "The Tower of the Elephant," written by Roy Thomas and fully illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith- now presented as they were intended, in their stunning original color! . Thomas became an early and active member of Silver Age comic book fandom when it organized in the early 1960s - primarily around Dr. Jerry Bails, whose enthusiasm for the rebirth of superhero comics during that period led Bails to found the fanzine "Alter Ego", an early focal point of fandom. Barry Windsor-smith Conan Archives.

Nearly forty years have passed since Barry Windsor-Smith began his historical run on Conan the Barbarian - never had anyone conveyed Conan's gigantic melancholies and great mirth in a more masterful way. Barry Windsor-Smith became the standard by which all other Conan comic-book artists have since been measured. In order to commemorate Barry Windsor-Smith's lasting legacy and honor one of the most influential Conan artists of all time, Dark Horse presents The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives Volume 2. This, the second of two handsome hardcovers, collects the final half of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith's collaboration on Conan the Barbarian and includes such classic tales as "Red Nails" and "The Frost-Giant's Daughter"! Featuring the updated colors from Dark Horse's Chronicles line, this book is a can't miss for new and old readers alike!

Comments:

Nafyn
The main reason this book doesn't get the full 4 stars is the same complaint that a lot of these modern reprints have been garnering. The new coloring techniques tend to mask a lot of the finer details of Smith's fine lines. Still, I've become somewhat accustomed to this now as other collected trades have this problem as well so I won't penalize Dark Horse to much for this.

Barry Smith, artistically mature at this point, is at his peak with the Conan run. The last issue of the run in particular (#24 Song of Red Sonja) and Red Nails part 1 and 2 are the notable highlights. These stories hold up even today in my opinion. If there's any disappointment, I just wish they included the unedited version of "The Frost Giants Daughter" that was originally published in Savage Tales 1 instead of the tamer version that was reprinted in Conan 16. The same goes for the fore mentioned "Song of Red Sonja". They included the version that was originally published with issue #24, but a couple of panels were redrawn (presumably by John Romita) to cover up the racier bits. Not a big deal, but for the sake of completeness, they should have went with Smith's unedited version that was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition 15.

On the topic of completeness, it's really to bad they didn't or were not allowed to reprint the six art prints from Smith's Tupenny Conan portfolio. You can Google this to see what I'm referring too. It's perhaps Smith's best work featuring Conan.
Freighton
My original copies of these stories have long disappeared, so it was great to find that the original Roy Thomas/Barry Smith Conan stories had been collected in two hardcover volumes.

And what volumes they are !

BWS' artwork has never looked better on paper.

A question that hardcore fans may be able to answer...

Why was Red nails re-coloured ?

The splash page is noticeably differently hued as is the rest of the story.

So far my preference is for the original colour scheme.
Jogas
This second volume of the Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives is just as well done and as worthwhile as the first. Filled from cover to cover with excellent artwork, all of it brilliantly colored, the stories herein are intelligent, fun, and very engrossing. You'll find ten complete issues of the CONAN THE BARBARIAN comics, as well as SAVAGE TALES #2 AND #3, nine covers from the CONAN SAGA, and a warm-up story for CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16. A well-written foreward entitled "Behind the Swords" is provided by Roy Thomas. Also included is the built-in bookmark.

Barry Windsor-Smith brings Conan to life in all his muscular glory, rescuing scantily clad damsels in distress, battling any number of fantastical foes, forging uneasy alliances with adversaries, all the while retaining his rougish charm and his penchant for thievery. This book sets out to deliver an adult, respectful series of tales designed to provide a great read for its audience, and it certainly delivers.

If you're a "newbie" to the comic world of Conan as I was the Barry Windsor-Smith Archives are a perfect place to start. The book arrived promptly from Amazon and in excellent condition.
Golden freddi
Excellent book - Barry Windsor-Smith's magnum opus. And this edition is wonderful, the coloring is excellent and the book itself with it's faux leather cover is just great. And Roy Thomas' writing is also top-notch. Man, do I miss comics like these.
Mataxe
great stories
SING
Great stuff the second time around. But they never fixed Conan #19 which kind of sucks.
Modifyn
Volume 2 is different from Volume 1 in that it doesn't collect issues in order - we get Conan the Barbarian issues 12 to 16, then issues 19-24, published between December 1971 and March 1973, with various other Conan tidbits published at other times, along with a covers collection. Fine.
In "Dweller In The Dark", Conan gets kidnapped by Arab-looking soldiers to become a demented queen's boy toy; when she tires of him, he gets thrown to the spider pit to be eaten by an octopus creature - a thing that was once human - that Conan escapes, only to toss the queen into the pit with it. Nice. In "Web of the Spider God", Conan helps an oppressed people free themselves from becoming Spider God food. Great dialogue here: "Don't take me, holy one - not me! Take my wife - my sons - but not me!!" Conan battles the giant beast, wounding it, the city blows up!! Issue 14 and 15 are crossover tales - Conan meets Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melnibone, they battle evil sorcerers resurrecting an eldrich proto-goddesses of green evil. Great. Moorcock also plotted the tale. Zephra and Zulkala re-enter the story here, now both of them on the side of our Cimmerian. Sure. Conan rides to aid Zulkala, he encounters Elric, they battle to a standstill and then become reluctant allies (especially when Conan sees Elric's swords drinking the souls of the fallen). They fight demon hordes together until they reach the golden palace that is their destination and fight off the evil resurrected goddess. Issue 16 recounts the tale of "The Frost Giant's Daughter", the art is stunning. Issue 19 starts a four-issue run where Conan sails to war, first fighting one side, before he is betrayed, then joining the other he is betrayed again. He meets up with Red Sonja, has a cool fight with Mikhal Oglu, the Vulture, and then turns his back on the mess.

The last two tales are of the the lonely Conan, looking for love: first he unites with the fey agent/pirate captain Red Sonya, then he meets the blonde warrior woman Valeria. "The Song Of Red Sonja" is another climb-the-magic-tower-to-get-treasure-first-defeat-a-deadly-beast type of story that we've read many times before. Conan is betrayed again. Yawn. The Valeria tales, recounted in Savage Tales issues two and three, are much better. Telling the classic Robert E Howard tale "Red Nails", the art by Barry Windsor-Smith is fully mature in his blood-spattered dots characteristic style and really great artwork. Conan and Valeria fight a giant red dinosaur, before discovering the seemingly-abandoned jade city, inhabited by ghosts as well as two impotent warring tribes that manage to wipe each other out some time after Conan and Valeria join them. Great tales of royal insanity, decapitated heads, reanimated dead kings with magic blaster insanity, human sacrifice, low necklines, alligator monsters that lurk in the dark, and suicidal final battles. Great great great! There's a black and white illustration of Robert E Howard's poem Cimmeria that shows Conan fighting a wolf in the middle of a solo hunting expedition (?), then there are random covers of various reprints of old Conan collections, and finally there's the original Conan-like "Starr The Slayer" tale, seven pages long, that Thomas and Windsor-Smith did in April 1970 before they began working on Conan in October 1970 (it has a weird time-traveling Twilight Zone-like ending to it).

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