Spelljammer

Spelljammer Comics

For as unrecognized and obscured as Spelljammer has become, it is a wonderful scale at which to view the cosmography of the Dungeons and Dragons universe. This is, of course, if you want to view the belief structure and technological milestones of a fantasy universe. I will of course be discussing the early 90’s comic book which is based around the ideas and concepts introduced in 1989 with the Spelljammer supplement. Before we get to the comic, let us first get our head around what it was like in the…

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Sword of Sorcery (1973)

Sword of Sorcery

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser is the name of two characters created by Fritz Leiber as well as a sword and sorcery empire which spans decades. This may sound strange as it is not as popular as Conan or Tarzan and rests as the second tier of fantasy material one draws from right around the same time as discovering Kull, Allan Quatermain, or Solomon Kane. the publication history for Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser is also weird as the initial stories were released in the early 1940’s but had a…

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TARZAN (1972)

Okay let us get right down to it. Tarzan has had a lot of comic adaptations and the one I will be talking about is, perhaps, the most famous but it is one of the hardest to find. Aside from comic strips, Tarzan in comics began with Tarzan #1-131 running from 1948 until 1962 under Dell Comics. Afterwards, #132-206 was produced from November 1962 to February 1972 under Gold Key Comics. #207–258 is the particular piece of the series I will be talking about and was the time when the…

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