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 series 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 this Frazetta limited series captures many of the best.
Omnibus collectors can find the first 50 issues collected in a single binding as the Colossal Conan Hardcover. At a whopping 1,264 pages, it usually costs between $120 and $150.
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.