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COMMENTS: Pg. 11; John Buscema pencils, Steve Gan inks, signed by Buscema ; 10" x 15"
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From the story, Lord of the Lions
Pg. 11; John Buscema pencils, Steve Gan inks, signed by Buscema ; 10" x 15"
From the story, Lord of the LionsAmra is a name fans of Conan the Barbarian know quite well, once the owner of the name is defeated, his opponent assumes the mantle and carries on the tradition of being Amra, the Lion. It stands to reason that the blonde macho man that is courting Belit on this page is just one in a line of Amras, who will eventually relinquish his title to another (hint: Conan), but Crom help the next guy who wants to take the name after that. Illustrated by the instantly recognizable hand of John Buscema this piece practically oozes testosterone, and some estrogen to boot, as the loinskin clad Amra wrestles with his pet Shulo, the equally minimally clothed and buxom Belit seems a bit confused about whether or not she really wants to escape the clutches of her captor. There is some steamy savage sensuality at play here to be sure.
'The Michelangelo of comics'. Buscema was one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics during its 1960s and 1970s heyday, best known for his run on the The Avengers and The Silver Surfer, and for over 200 stories featuring the sword-and-sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. In addition, he penciled at least one issue of nearly every major Marvel title, including long runs on two of the company's top books, Fantastic Four and Thor.