Conan the Buccaneer Book Cover Frazetta Back Cover Conan the Buccaneer

Frazetta Conan the Buccaneer original cover

Paperback cover, May 1986 reprint shown below

Backing up Ellie Frazetta's (Frank Frazetta's wife) claim that publishers realized that Frazetta paintings not only helped sell books, but sometimes constituted the only reason some folks bought the books at all, is exemplified by this 1986 handling of a reprint of Conan the Buccaneer (which alter morphed into Conan the Destroyer). Notice that the back cover doesn't contain any blurbs or reviews or a synopsis: just Frazetta's painting repeated sans logo and author credits.


Frank Frazetta

1986 - Conan the Buccaneer Paperback Cover

1975 - Eowyn vs the Nazgul Lord - Ink Drawing

1973 - Warrior with Ball and Chain (aka Flashing Swords #1)

1972 - Indian and Cowboy oil on masonite

1971 - The Destroyer ("Conan The Buccaneer")

1970 - Cornered oil painting

1968 - Berserker ("Conan The Conqueror")

1967 - Creepy #17 Cover art

1967 - Executioner Oil Painting

1966 - Easy Way to a Tuff Surfboard

1955 - Weird Science Fantasy 29 ink cover

1954 - Panel from Untamed Love

1954 - Squeeze Play splash page (Shock Suspenstories #13)

1954 - Squeeze Play page 3 (Shock Suspenstories #13)

1954 - Panel enlargements from Squeeze Play

1954 - "Cony Island" panel from Squeeze Play

1950 - "Spec Art" comics page

1950 - Page from White Indian

1950 - Reconstruction of the Frazetta "Nina" page

1950 - Frazetta Beauty and the Beast - Top panel to original Nina Page

Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

Wonder Woman Conan Crossover #1, Nov 2017

Savage Tales #2, 1973, Barry Smith Cimmeria Page Art

Conan the Barbarian #20, Nov 1972, Barry Smith cover

Conan the Barbarian #24 Cover, Barry Smith 1973

Kaluta black and white advertisement for King Conan #20, Marvel Comics 1980

Conan The Buccaneer (aka 'the Destroyer') sells for $1.5 million USD

Conan The Conqueror (aka 'Berserker') sells for $1.0 million USD

Frazetta Conan the Buccaneer Original Cover

Conan the Barbarian 17, Aug 1972, Gil Kane art

Savage Sword of Conan #90, July 1983, Earl Norem Cover

Frank Frazetta SKetchbook