Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Black and White Wednesday: Worms of the Earth Part 2 by Thomas and Conrad

Here it is, Groove-ophiles! The cataclysmic conclusion to the comicbook adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Bran Mak Morn classic "Worms of the Earth" from Savage Sword of Conan #17 (December 1976). This time out, it's all Tim Conrad art, with sensational scripting, natch, by Rascally Roy Thomas. (If you missed part one, shameth 'pon thee! But Ol' Groove is nothing if not big-hearted, so click here for to get caught up.) Here we go, Groove-ophiles! Are you ready to have your mind blown?


  1. Stunning work by Conrad, GA! I just read the original story this last week after seeing your post of the first half...amazingly enough, it's the first of the REH source material I've ever read. I wouldn't have guessed how faithfully Thomas's adaptations were! I've gone back and compared some of the other REH comics you've shown here to their source, and Roy seems to have been a stickler.

  2. Once again, beautiful work by Tim Conrad. Any establishing shot is worth cutting out and framing. The thing about Conrad was that he "got it" when it came to drawing sword and sorcery. It' wasn't just lines and tone on paper. You could live in that world (whether you survived it was quite another matter).

  3. I've still got the issues of Savage Sword with this in it - although both are a bit tattered now. I think the first part is better than the second, which looked a little rushed to me, but it's a faithful adaption of the Howard story.

  4. I really need to go and read the original version now...



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