Appendix N Comic Books

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by goodmangames » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:24 am

bryguy wrote:1950's EC comics...
Tales from the Crypt
Vault of Horror
Haunt of Fear
Weird Fantasy
Weird Science
....

You dont get better than that.
EC was the only comics company that Gygax actually named.
Not to say the others didnt have their influence, but this pre code EC stuff is GOLD!!
Agreed! Fantgraphics is coming out with some reprints that are organized thematically and by artist, instead of by comic title. They look promising.
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by bryguy » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:30 am

goodmangames wrote:
bryguy wrote:1950's EC comics...
Tales from the Crypt
Vault of Horror
Haunt of Fear
Weird Fantasy
Weird Science
....

You dont get better than that.
EC was the only comics company that Gygax actually named.
Not to say the others didnt have their influence, but this pre code EC stuff is GOLD!!
Agreed! Fantgraphics is coming out with some reprints that are organized thematically and by artist, instead of by comic title. They look promising.

oh amazing!!!
I wasn't aware of that at all.

can't wait for those!
the back issues are, of course, very pricey and rare in good condition. heck, even the hardcover EC reprints fetch a hefty price lately.
I'm glad they are reprinting them again.
I think the new format you're mentioning will be really cool because each book will have it's own style. (I love em all!)

thanks for the heads up, good sir !!

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by pmullen » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:21 am

I'll have to check out Prophet. It sounds pretty cool. Lately I've been reading some of the old Buck Rogers comics, some of the ideas are pretty neat in it though, but they can be pretty corny, so we'll see......
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Randall » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:23 am

OK this thread is starting to get expensive. Just got the Orc Stain paperback and the first 3 Savage Sword of Conan compilations. Also pre-ordered the new deluxe Nausicaa hardcovers that are coming out. All great stuff. Thanks for the recommendations everyone.

By the way Mr. Mullen, I'm a huge fan of your stuff in the DCC book. If you ever made a comic I would be first in line to buy it.

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by mythfish » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:05 pm

The various P. Craig Russell adaptations of Elric stories are good if you can find them. The other Elric comics are pretty hit or miss, IMO.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elric_of_M ... %A9#Comics
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Ravenheart87 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:50 pm

I checked out Prophet last week, and it's simply brilliant. It's a weird, dangerous, emotionless, cosmic quest for mankind's resurrection.
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Pesky » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:04 pm

Ravenheart87 wrote:I checked out Prophet last week, and it's simply brilliant. It's a weird, dangerous, emotionless, cosmic quest for mankind's resurrection.
Yeah, I'm really enjoying it. I just hate having to wait a month for next installment :(
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Vanguard » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:19 am

The Creepy/Eerie archives are much better than EC, in my opinion. Better art, more complex stories (I found ECs stories to be a little too formulaic).
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by catseye yellow » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:57 am

i have one bande desinee to add:

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it has been translated into english as roxanna and the quest for a time bird. more here: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/06/roxann ... -time-bird

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by catseye yellow » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:02 am

and while we are at the subject check out this old marvel covers! dcc material all!

http://browsethestacks.tumblr.com/tagged/Marvel-Preview

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by catseye yellow » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:25 am

anyone remembers this guy? very dcc when you think of it...

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:49 pm

catseye yellow wrote:anyone remembers this guy? very dcc when you think of it...
Not to throw a wet blanket on these posts, but are these things really DCC/Appendix N? Or are they broadly just fantasy-themed fiction?

I can't now recall if I ever read any Arion back when it was being published, but for one thing he sure looks a lot handsomer than any DCC Wizard could be expected to look. :mrgreen:

There's a difference between something being fantasy-oriented, and something being DCC/Appendix N...
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by dark cauliflower » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:20 pm

Slaine: The Horned God!

Great art and crazy story. Didn't hear about it until recently, great find!
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by catseye yellow » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:51 pm

GnomeBoy wrote:
catseye yellow wrote:anyone remembers this guy? very dcc when you think of it...
Not to throw a wet blanket on these posts, but are these things really DCC/Appendix N? Or are they broadly just fantasy-themed fiction?

I can't now recall if I ever read any Arion back when it was being published, but for one thing he sure looks a lot handsomer than any DCC Wizard could be expected to look. :mrgreen:

There's a difference between something being fantasy-oriented, and something being DCC/Appendix N...
arion would be appendix n. it is pulpy mix of science fantasy atlantis and sword and sorcery warriors, wizards, sub-human barbarians and jackal headed hordes. maybe it is not particulary good reading but it is pulpy.

but that said: what would be appendix n?

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Rick » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:08 pm

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I picked up these full-color, hardcover beauties at my local Half Price Books; the two volumes collect Barry Windsor Smith's entire run on Marvel's Conan The Barbarian plus a few others. Includes adaptations of Tower of the Elephant, Rouges in the House, The Frost Giant's Daughter & Red Nails.

The camera on my crappy phone doesn't do them justice, so check out the links below.

http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/Previews/47-346?page=0
http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/Previews/16-661?page=0

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by KnightErrantJR » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:24 am

Just read Dynamite's Red Sonja: Blue, which shows wizards as crazy guys that tamper with forces they shouldn't tamper with, adventurers as people that go from rags to riches and back to rags again between jobs, and the general crappy way life ends up for those that would advenure . . . and blue furred demons that show up when wizards need a patron.

It felt pretty Appendix N to me . . . :wink:

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by dark cauliflower » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:21 pm

anyone read
Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer
http://www.multiverse.org/wiki/index.ph ... a_Sorcerer
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by mythfish » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:03 pm

catseye yellow wrote:arion would be appendix n. it is pulpy mix of science fantasy atlantis and sword and sorcery warriors, wizards, sub-human barbarians and jackal headed hordes. maybe it is not particulary good reading but it is pulpy.
Oh, yeah. DC's "Warlord" is pretty Appendix N as well. Very Burroughs-esque.
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by bryguy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:08 pm

yawn... EC comics

that's it. Gygax mentioned it and thats it...
everything after is just that... after the appendix n.. after

mr gygax mentioned the EC Comics. deal with it

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Blood Axe » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:39 pm

Some I remember from my childhood-
The Warlord
Claw the Unconquered
Arak , Son of Thunder

I remember Arion, Lord of Atlantis.
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Kobayashi » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:35 am

A very good French "comic" : Légendes des Contrées Oubliées.

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We even had an rpg adaptation of it with a very nice GM screen :
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Randall » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:51 am

Has anyone checked out the new Elric comic? It's French but there's an English translation in the works. The artist really seems to get the source material and it looks beautiful from what I can tell in the few online previews. The minions of Chaos are rendered particularly disturbingly.

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by donpimpom » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:31 pm

ok here is my list for fantasy comics matching appendix N (IMHO)

-Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser by Howard Chaykin & Mike Mignola (yes, the Hellboy's Mignola)
-Prince Valiant by Harold Foster
-Ghita of Alizarr by Frank Thorne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghita_of_Alizarr
-Dax the Warrior by Estaban Maroto, serialized in Eerie by Warren publishing
-Smax from Alan Moore, graphic novel spin-off from Top10
-Dungeon, (Donjon in french) comic book by Sfar & Trodheim a complete MUST READ for any Fantasy rpg fan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_%28comics%29
http://www.comics.org/series/19068/

Groo (Sergio Aragones) and Bone (Jeff Smith) also worth a try.

but I must insist, have a look at Dungeon!!!
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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by Zenitii » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:59 am

Lately I've been reading Thorgal comics and for me it has a lot od Appendix N feel. There you can find unusual adventures, fantastic locations, mix of sci-fi and fantasy, struggles between gods, weirdness and mature themes. It has also an interesting storyline, so I highly recommend it.

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Re: Appendix N Comic Books

Post by headspice » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:30 am

I don't think anyone mentioned Marvel's Creatures on the Loose yet. It was published REAL early in the 70's and featured different characters for a few issues at a time. Lin Carter's Thongor graced the pages for a number of issues, as did King Kull. Later issues featured Gulliver Jones of Mars. I remember the comic from when I was a kid, but it was before I ever started reading Swords & Planet Fantasy.
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