Tag Archives: Frank Frazetta

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, numbers 1-15 (1991)

Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, wrapper
Outer wrapper from the Frazetta Trading Cards, Series One

Published during the trading card boom of the early Nineties this set comprised of 90 cards featuring the work of popular book cover and fantasy artist Frank Frazetta. Continue reading Frazetta Trading Cards Series One, numbers 1-15 (1991)

The first Tolkien movie trilogy, part 2: The Lord of the Rings (1978)

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“One ring to rule them all; one ring to find them.
One ring to keep them all, and in the darkness bind them!”

After the success of The Hobbit TV special of 1977, Tolkien fans didn’t have to wait long for the next Middle-earth adaption – less than a year in fact. On 15th November 1978 the first attempt to translate JRR Tolkien’s most famous work to the big-screen was released: director Ralph Bakshi’s ambitious The Lord of the Rings. Continue reading The first Tolkien movie trilogy, part 2: The Lord of the Rings (1978)

Paperback covers #2: Frank Frazetta

Conan The Adventurer

A series looking at some of my favourite book
covers and cover artists, mostly taken from my own collection.

#2 Frank Frazetta’s covers for the Robert E. Howards’ Conan novels published by Lancer in the 1960’s

Texan author Robert E. Howard’s first published Conan story appeared in the December 1932 issue of the pulp science fiction magazine Weird Tales. Howard, a prolific writer responsible for hundreds of short stories, had previously experienced minor success selling to the pulps but it was his creation of a Cimmerian barbarian that struck a cord with readers. Continue reading Paperback covers #2: Frank Frazetta