Conan the Barbarian #1 - CGC 8.5 - Marvel Comics 1970

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Origin and 1st appearance of Conan in comics.
1st appearance of King Kull in cameo.

Roy Thomas story
Barry Windsor-Smith and Dan Adkins art
Barry Windsor-Smith cover

light spine stress lines to cover
very light finger creases left center of front cover

Conan the Barbarian #1 from Marvel Comics was a landmark issue for fans of Robert E. Howard's character. The barbarian warrior, born on the battlefield and armed with his legendary sword, is a figure that has captivated many audiences since his inception in 1932. Conan's #1 debut in Marvel just happened to come out at a time when Marvel was experiencing a resurgence of popularity and recognition with the birth of the Marvel Universe. The comic featured an adaptation of Howard's original story "Tower of the Elephant" that introduced new readers to Conan's origin story. The artwork by Barry Smith featured elegant lines and expressive facial work that brought Conan to life on the page and fit perfectly with the high-action adventure story. The issue also featured an introduction by Stan Lee, making it all the more special for fans who may have been following Marvel's progress up until this point. This comic book remains one of the most iconic issues in comics history and has resonated with readers ever since its initial release back in 1970.

CGC Cert #4338248001

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