Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Beguiling

Barry Windsor Smith, the original artist on Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian, has a put up a complete short comics story at his website. 'The Beguiling' is an interesting little tale of knightly romance and the supernatural, beautifully illustrated. The story originally appeared in Marvel's magazine Epic Illustrated back in 1982. In many ways it reminds me of one of my favorite poems, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, by John Keats, which I have always thought would make a great basis for a sword & sorcery story. Check it out.

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