A Return to Lankhmar

In the 1970s, DC Comics published a five-issue series, Sword of Sorcery, with adaptations of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series by Denny O’Neill, Howard Chaykin, and Walt Simonson. I bought the issues off of eBay about a decade ago, which left as the one F&tGM hole in my collection the Wonder Woman crossover, written by none other than Samuel R. Delaney. (I eventually plugged that hole, too.)

fafhrd-mouserA decade ago, Dark Horse had plans to do something with Fafhrd and the Mouser — a comic series (probably along the lines of their Conan series), a movie — but those plans never came to fruition. They did at least reprint Chaykin and Mike Mignola’s Epic mini-series of the late 80s, Leiber’s seven books, and the Robin Wayne Bailey novel.

Now, Dark Horse is collecting the DC Comics series, and it’ll look nice on my shelf alongside the collection of the Chaykin/Mignola series.

I’ll take this. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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