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|80||10/26/12||DCCCL: Sword of Sorcery||(Blog) (Forum)||Sword of Sorcery (1973)||(Back) (Next)|
We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:
|Proposed Title:||DC Comics Classics Library: Sword of Sorcery.|
|Alternate Title:||Sword of Sorcery: Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser.|
|TPB Cover:||SoS #2.|
|Collecting 7 Issues:||Wonder Woman (1942) #201-202; Sword of Sorcery #1-5.|
Covers (click to enlarge):
DC Comics recently launched a title called Sword of Sorcery, featuring the New 52 versions of Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, and Beowulf. Not surprisingly, the title Sword of Sorcery has been used before, in 1973, and featured Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser. Now, Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser, characters originally created by Fritz Lieber, enjoyed some popularity in 1990, as an mini-series from Epic, and a resurgence in back issue interest, when the series' penciller, Mike Mignola, absolutely exploded with popularity, with the creation of Hellboy in 1993.
It's interesting to note that DC's version of Fafhrd and Mouser first appeared in Wonder Woman #201-202, a full seven months before the appearance of Sword of Sorcery #1. Why that title was the testing ground for this series is anyone's guess, but I've included them in this TPB (and they've already been reprinted once, in Diana Prince: Wonder Woman, Volume 4).
For the cover, it's natural to simply want to go with the cover to Sword of Sorcery #1, but I think I'd go with #2 instead. The giant skull with the large ruby eyes makes the cover pop a little bit. With the title in common with the 2012 series, if done now, this TPB might actually catch a few readers' eyes. I'd add the "DC Comics Classics Library" tag to the title, just to differentiate it from any trades of the 2012 series. However, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are not unknown names, so the alternate title of Sword of Sorcery: Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser might also grab a reader's attention.
Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.
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