Monday, February 20, 2012
Turok - Son Of Frazetta III
Here have even more Mexican covers by Editorial Novaro featuring the Dell/Gold Key hero Turok Son of Stone and adding some elements lifted from Frank Frazetta paintings. You can see other examples of this practice here and here.
This time the Frazetta source is a painting titled "Green Death" and features the John Jakes hero Brak the Barbarian I believe.
Whatever the reason it was done, it was used as the cover for the Lancer collection titled Wolfshead, featuring various horror and fantasy adventure stories by Robert E. Howard.
This Turok cover has a distinctive background element which is clearly swiped from a Frazetta source.
The title of this painting is "Swamp Demon" for obvious reasons.
It was used for a sequel of John Jakes Lancer series titled Witch of the Dark Gate.
It was ultimately used as a cover and inspiration for the Image Comic one-shot comic Swamp Demon.