CGC Registry

Boris the Savage


Set Type: Savage Sword of Conan (Boris Vallejo Covers Only)
Owner: Rune
Last Modified: 1/12/2018
Views: 59

Award Time Rank: 1
Award Time Score: 3195


Set Description

Boris Vallejo painted the majority of covers for the Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian magazines #1 to 15. For many years these amazing covers have been a great inspiration to me, and I still consider them to be the most impressive Conan covers. Boris Vallejo painted the Savage Sword of Conan #1, #4, #5, #7, #9, #10, #12 and #15 covers. Neal Adams painted the #2 cover and drew the art for the story in #14, and Adams didn't contribute to other issues. So it seems there's something special about the first 15 issues! I consider these mags the most impressive Conan mags of all. Without Boris to kickstart the series, who knows if Savage Sword of Conan would ever have been so popular. In high grade these magazines may be the most scarce Conan mags of all. These large and heavy magazines were much more prone to damage than normal sized comic books. Many of the 9.8 mags in my collection were incredibly hard to find, and I consider myself fortunate to have them in my possession. Note that - at least for now - I own the single highest graded #9, thus my issues 1 to 10 are all highest graded and all with pure white pages (no OW-W or worse). For issues 1 - 10 you won't find a better CGC'd collection in the world. Some of these magazines in high grade are so rare that quoting Mr. Indiana Jones seems to be in order: "This should be in a museum!" And what better way is there to display rare books than using scans on Collectors Society - without exposing the books to light, oxygen or changes to humidity or temperature? I do feel some responsibility to share such rare books with others - this is not just a hobby, but small projects trying to preserve comic book history.

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Slot DescriptionThe Comics Registry IDComic GradeScore Updated
Savage Sword of Conan 1 0191282001 9.8 1000 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 2 0195554006 9.8 440 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 3 0001329008 9.8 280 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 4 1031238004 9.8 200 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 5 0501152001 9.8 160 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 6 0907696002 9.8 160 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 7 1029886001 9.8 160 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 8 0907696006 9.8 160 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 9 1029886005 9.8 160 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 10 1029886007 9.8 160 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 11 1029886009 9.6 75 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 12 1241154010 9.6 75 1/4/2018
Savage Sword of Conan 13 0502804010 9.4 45 1/12/2018
Savage Sword of Conan 14 1098658006 9.8 120 8/6/2017
Savage Sword of Conan 15 No Comic    

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