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Conan the Barbarian #45 page 1
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Conan the Barbarian #45 page 1 "The Last Ballad of Laza-Lanti"

Comic Strip
1974
Ink
Back of the page
Original pencils by John.

Comment

What was best than a team involving John Buscema and Neal Adams and his crew on Conan ?

Besides John inking himself, very tough to reach that level.

With the Conan # 119 splash it seems I specialized in Tavern scene :), but this one done in 1974 brings a lot of memory.
Graciously offered by the incomparable pencils of John Buscema, the talented inks of Neal Adams and Russ Heath who use his brush at least on the two beautifully inked people on the right bottom corner. If it's not enough more to see on the back of the page. Pencils and inks by Big John, see additional picture.

About John Buscema

John Buscema, born Giovanni Natale Buscema (December 11, 1927 – January 10, 2002), was an American comic-book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s ascendancy into an industry leader and its subsequent expansion to a major pop culture conglomerate. His younger brother Sal Buscema is also a comic-book artist. Buscema is best known for his run on the series The Avengers and The Silver Surfer, and for over 200 stories featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. In addition, he pencilled at least one issue of nearly every major Marvel title, including long runs on two of the company's top magazines Fantastic Four and Thor.He was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Jam 2 immenses talents pour une merveille ! Félicitations Michel !
Jan 23, 2017, 2:43 PM
ComicArtFan Une merveille! Bravo!
Jan 22, 2017, 1:24 PM
CORNILLON Quand on voit les croquis de Busc ema au dos de la page , on regrette qu'il n'ait pas plus souvent encré ses dessins.
Jan 21, 2017, 9:39 PM
Sam06 Une ambiance unique pour ce superbe title splash! Du très beau Buscema! Congrats!
Jan 21, 2017, 7:43 PM
ThierryStark Very very nice page! I failed to have it because the auction was in the middle of the night.. Next time I'll push the clock alarm on..!! Well done!
Jan 21, 2017, 7:34 PM
bobfish01 Another gem by Big John
Jan 21, 2017, 7:08 PM
mmaillot No, everything was drawn by John, I will post the original pencils, but as usual Neal put his interpretation on Conan's face especially the eyes that were almost shut in the original drawing.
Jan 21, 2017, 7:04 PM
becoolman Here , Neal Adams inking Conan is very Nice ! In fact the face of Conan was actually drawn by Neal Adams. Just compare the Conan 's Hair inking with the Girl's hair inking on the Corner.
Jan 21, 2017, 6:49 PM