Wednesday, February 3, 2016
To Newhon And Back!
Several years ago I decried the lack of a collected volume featuring these uproarious tales of Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser from DC back in the 70's. Marvel had landed a hit with Conan and his Howardian ilk so DC dropped a the totally on-the-nose Sword of Sorcery onto the marketplace. The Leiber stories, begun in the 30's and still ongoing at the time this comic was produced appeared in collections all having the word "Swords" in the title, so it was apt I suppose. The duo got a try-out in Wonder Woman of all place before launching their own title. It ran a measly five issues,but featured stories by Denny O'Neill and artwork by up and comers like Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson, and evern Jim Starlin. I'm very glad to have these stories in a handy volume at last. It should hit the shelves this summer.