Post by M. W. Gallaher on Jun 10, 2014 8:00:48 GMT -5
benday-dot. I'd forgotten how fascinated i was by that cover. I missed Smith's original run on Conan, and discovered it only in reprints like this. I think I studied his work on this back cover for hours and hours.
Have I missed it or has Raw never been collected ?
One of the big book publishers did a "best of" of the first three issues way back in the 80s. The the last 3 issues came out as books--so it went from tabloid size to something smaller than a usual comic trade, which, to me, killed some of the appeal (that and the increase in price).
It's probably ripe for a collected edition, but my guess would be that getting the rights together would be quite a job (many independent creators, foriegn reprints, etc.)