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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Inspirational Reading for My Upcoming Crypts & Things Campaign - Sword of Sorcery Issue #1

Once I committed to running Crypts & Things for my lapsed gamers group, I decided I needed some inspirational reading.

Lo and behold I found the 1973 comic book series Sword of Sorcery, starring Fritz Lieber's very own Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser on eBay. The series only lasted 5 issues, and I grabbed issues 1 thru 3 (and 4 was thrown in as a bonus, so just one more to grab).

Denny O'Neil wrote the adaptation and Howard Chaykin did the pencils.

Not bad at all. I vaguely remember reading the original it was based on, but it's been at least 20 years. Yeah, I guess I need to reread the originals at some point.


  1. You really should go and find the trade paperback collection of the Howard Chaykin/Mike Mignola adaptations, too!

    1. literally just pointed out to me on the G+ side too, so i just grabbed it on Amazon for 15 ;)

  2. My father had this comic in his stack of comics when I was a boy along with some Tarzan, Conan, Swamp Thing,and Jonah Hex (along with the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and Zap) . I scraped up most of the DC comics 70's sword and sorcery/sci-fi series years later. The art and the stories undoubtedly had influence on my D&D play.