Conan Annual #1

Conan Annual #1, 1973

Another mini-masterpiece from Barry Windsor-Smith — or plain old Barry Smith as he was then. I’ve loved this cover ever since I was a young lad and a version of it appeared in Conan Comics Weekly. The strides that Smith made as an artist from his first work in X-Men #53 to this is simply astonishing. And all in the space of just 4 years!