A Sword Called Stormbringer

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A comics story featuring Conan the Cimmerian and Elric of Melniboné, plotted by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn, written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith. Originally published in Conan the Barbarian #14 by Marvel Comics. It is followed by The Green Empress of Melniboné.

Publishing Information

  • story: Michael Moorcock & James Cawthorn
  • script: Roy Thomas
  • pencils: Barry Windsor-Smith
  • inks: Sal Buscema
  • letters: Jan Costa
  • cover: Barry Windsor-Smith
  • editor: Stan Lee
  • MARVEL Comics, March 1972


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Mike Says

  • "I was asked to write an Elric meets Conan story by Roy Thomas, then also the editor, I think, of Conan. He'd always wanted to see Elric in US comics (he'd already appeared in Druillet's story first published in about 1965 in Moi Aussi, Paris) and in Jim Cawthorn's Stormbringer, done for Savoy Books. So this was a way to introduce him to comic readers, Roy thought. In the end I sketched the story and Jim filled it in, then Roy adapted it to work best in his Conan series. It's been reprinted a few times since it first appeared."[1]
  • "Sadly Barry Windsor Smith had only seen an old paperback representation of Elric so drew him in this very odd pointy hat. I was never particularly pleased with that version and Barry always said he wanted to draw another Elric sometime closer to how I'd imagined him. He reasonably thought I'd had some input into the Jack Caughan cover, which I had never liked."[2]



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