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'Conan' Artist Does Poe

Contributed by Owen Schumacher

Great Illustrated Classics Books"Madness, rage, and terror!"

At least that's the description on the back cover. Published by Baronet Books as a part of their Great Illustrated Classics, a series of easy-to-read books aimed at children and nerdy adults who like pretty pictures, Tales of Mystery and Terror (1995) is a collection of Edgar Allan Poe's most memorable short stories, adapted to simpler language by Marjorie P. Katz and illustrated by the Peruvian comic book artist, Pablo Marcos, who's best known for his work on Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan in the '80s.

As an aside perhaps only interesting to me, Marcos also worked on many issues of D.C.'s short-lived comic, C.O.P.S. (1988-1989), made as a co-promotion with the utterly silly cartoon and toy line. (I'm telling you, you could feed a ring of caps right through the action figure! OK, I gotta re-focus.) Enjoy Marcos' spin on the many murderous works of the Bard of Baltimore.

Pablo Marcus art for Conan the Barbarian on the Illustration Pages blog

Pablo Marcus art for Conan the Barbarian on the Illustration Pages blog

Pablo Marcus art for Conan the Barbarian on the Illustration Pages blog

Pablo Marcus art for Conan the Barbarian on the Illustration Pages blog

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