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29 minutes ago, Brian48 said:

To me, ST began and ended with Conan.  I've little interest in the Ka-Zar issues, but I do have the run.  I have the Annual somewhere too, but too lazy to dig it out.

Wow! Ask for Savage Tales get Savage Tales. Nice books!!

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5 hours ago, Rosland said:

Red Nails. Great Story.

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Yes.  It is a gloriously violent and raw story.  Probably the most extreme story Howard ever written and my personal favorite. 

 

Does anyone know why it hasn't been adapted ever since?  Tower of the Elephant and others have be redone over and over again, but Red Nails has only been done once and this Smith version has been reprinted to the point of ridiculousness.  As good as this original is, I'd like to see a refreshed take. 

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6 hours ago, Brian48 said:

Yes.  It is a gloriously violent and raw story.  Probably the most extreme story Howard ever written and my personal favorite. 

 

Does anyone know why it hasn't been adapted ever since?  Tower of the Elephant and others have be redone over and over again, but Red Nails has only been done once and this Smith version has been reprinted to the point of ridiculousness.  As good as this original is, I'd like to see a refreshed take. 

I don't think anybody would disagree that the Thomas/ Smith adaptation was the masterpiece of their work on Conan.  I imagine most creators would be intimidated trying to bring something new to the table on this story  But you're right, it would be interesting to see somebody else take this one on.  Here's one other version, the cover to the original publication of the story in Weird Tales.  (The story ran three issues, was only on the cover of the first, and I only have the first two of the three:)

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On 10/8/2021 at 6:11 PM, Rune said:

Got a few mags too...

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https://www.myslabbedcomics.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=2548

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- picked up some original art too:

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My favorite oa of the few covers I own, I never get tired of looking at it, Barr used some amazing colors and provided great details - like:

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Holy :censored: !

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On 10/8/2021 at 10:11 AM, Rune said:

Got a few mags too...

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https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=34657

https://www.myslabbedcomics.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=2548

120620121183.thumb.JPG.4a467fff6f47a70bf71aa707d27b70d4.JPG

- picked up some original art too:

MrlmNTCP_2410151133271.thumb.jpg.a1e0785eb2d5d652f21a463aa6b84d00.jpg

My favorite oa of the few covers I own, I never get tired of looking at it, Barr used some amazing colors and provided great details - like:

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WOW....WOW!!

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