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Frazetta Conan the Buccaneer original cover

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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.

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