This week’s “Super Tuesday” blast from the past is a Marvel house ad promoting their black & white magazines line. Aside from Crazy and Savage Sword of Conan, Marvel had trouble getting traction with their superhero magazine publications, which sometimes explored more mature content than was common in their regular color comic books.
This ad is primarily notable for Gene Colan‘s art. Dracula and Howard the Duck are both signature Gene Colan characters, but the rest were less commonly penciled by Gene the Dean, particularly Conan. Near as I can tell, Colan’s experience with Conan was limited to “The Curse of the Monolith,” which appeared in Savage Sword of Conan #33.
Have I overlooked another Colan Conan classic? Sound off in comments, below!
And join me tomorrow when I return to what may be Gene The Dean’s finest work — Tomb of Dracula!
TOMORROW AT LONGBOX GRAVEYARD: Reopening The Tomb of Dracula