Frank Frazetta became the definitive Conan artist on the strength of his painted book covers. Dark Horse reprinted some of the stories from its modern Conan stories with several well-known Frazetta paintings as covers.
This high-quality production with painterly art from the regular series collects complete tales. The trade paperback reprints give readers the complete series, but the Frazetta series captures many of the best. We recently sold our complete Frazetta Cover series on eBay, but still have a solid collection of the first fifty issues of the Dark Horse Conan series for sale.
Omnibus collectors can find all 50 of these issues collected in a single binding as the Colossal Conan Hardcover. With 1,264 page, it cost $150 new but you can get it for about $120 these days.
Let’s have a look at these great Frazetta covers and some of the interior artwork.
Conan fans may recognize several of these stories from earlier Marvel versions. Some of them – like Rogues in the House and Black Colossus – enjoyed an oversize printing as Marvel Treasury Editions. You can easily find those earlier Marvel gems reprinted in paperback form as the Chronicles of Conan, recolored, by Dark Horse Comics. Dark Horse continued their Marvel reprints in another set of paperbacks, the Chronicles of King Conan.