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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
  Posted by Dara on 2/10/2010 07:25:00 PM :

       7 Covers: Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champions

This week's 7 Covers is courtesy of PANELista Matt Kish, who had this to say about his choice:
"Unlike Brent, who has confessed to being an ardent Robert E. Howard fan, the fantasy paperbacks that filled my youth were the tales of Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champions. Elric. Hawkmoon. Corum. Erekose. And so on. I devoured every Moorcock book I could find, and I was thrilled when I discovered that Pacific Comics, and later First Comics and others, were turning his Eternal Champion books into comics. My first experience with these comics was the miniseries "Michael Moorcock's Elric," adapted by Roy Thomas and gorgeously illustrated by P. Craig Russell and Michael T. Gilbert. It was an amazing comic. Although the title jumped from publisher to publisher and changed artists several times, eventually Russell would bring the whole thing to a close in the late 90s at Dark Horse by adapting the novel "Stormbringer" on his own. Even more thrilling for a young fantasy addict like myself, the publishers saw fit to dig deeper into Moorcock's body of work, also bringing excellent comic adaptations of the Hawkmoon books, with art from Filipino komiker Rafael Kayanan, and the Corum books, with mindblowing art by a young Mike Mignola. Every one of these books is great and well worth checking out."



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