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These are the seven The Elric Saga on DAW Books:

  1. Elric of Melniboné (edited version of The Dreaming City) ★ (Oct 1976)
  2. The Sailor on the Seas of Fate ★★ (Dec 1976)
  3. The Weird of the White Wolf (partial version of The Stealer Of Souls) ★★★ (Mar 1977)
  4. The Vanishing Tower (earlier version of The Sleeping Sorceress) ★★★★ (Jun 1977)
  5. The Bane of the Black Sword ★★★★★ (Oct 1977)
  6. Stormbringer ★★★★★★ (Nov 1977)
  7. Elric at the End of Time (May 1985)

    Addition there are:

     

    Elric The Necromancer (1965-73)

    Philippe Druillet’s first published series was his version of Michael Moorcock’s Elric stories in a short-lived magazine. His first book, Lone Sloane – Le Mystère des Abîmes (“Tome 1”), appeared in 1966 on French. It introduced his recurring hero Lone Sloane and played on science-fiction themes partially inspired by his favourite writers, H. P. Lovecraft and A.E. van Vogt.

    The very first comic is the children’s magazine “Moi aussi – la revue adulte pour les jeunes” in 08 Dec 1966 in color, picture #1 (white background). The “Moi aussi” book 2 (text on Jayde Design, 1997) is maybe featured Elric. Picture #2 (brown background) is the collection was Elric Le Necromancien (18 Nov 1969), the text is mostly translated into French, but a few black and white Elric comic in the book. Elric le Nécromancien comic is possibly inside Spirits: Revue de Bande Dessinee No. 1 (~1971), picture #3 (purple background).The backside is Virgil Finlay‘s illustration for “The Call from Beyond”. The Spirits: Revue de Bande Dessinee No. 2 (~1971) is maybe featured Elric. Last but not least, the magazine La saga d’Elric le Nécromancien (1971 or 1972 on Moorcography) was published, picture #4 (black background).

    Re-released on Unicorn Bookshop (1973, purple background) (ISFDB), Jayde Design (1997 white background) (ISFDB),  La saga d’Elric le Nécromancien (French, May 2018) and The Michael Moorcock Library: Elric The Eternal Champion Collection (English, 23 Feb 2023) and Elric: The Necromancer #1 (English/French 17 Jul 2024). Druillet later his Elric books Yragael (1974) and Urm le fou (1975). Also see Heavy Metal Magazine and other artwork, some of which was later Slayer‘s artwork then.

    Elric of Melniboné vs Conan the Barbarian

    Robert E. Howard (22 Jan 1906 – 11 Jun 1936) created the character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. It was mentioned in many interviews that Cirith Ungol has influenced for Conan.

    Elric first appeared in comics in USA 1972, in Conan the Barbarian issues #14–15 (March–May 1972), an adventure in two parts entitled “A Sword Called Stormbringer!” and “The Green Empress of Melniboné”. The comic was written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith, based on a story plotted by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn. There is two comic Elric from Conan 14 Mar and 15 May 1972, and a couple of compilation. There are also many others with comic Elric later.

    This was long before on Elric of Melniboné on DAW Books, Oct 1976. See also the film in 1982, which featured Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.

    Short, for the first times on Conan and Elric:

    • Weird Tales (Dec 1932) featuring “The Phoenix on the Sword”. Conan first appeared here.
    • Science Fantasy (Jun 1961) featuring “The Dreaming City”. Elric first appeared here.
    • Moi aussi – la revue adulte pour les jeunes (Dec 1966) French comic magazine featuring Elric appeared first here.
    • Marvel Comic Group (May 1972) featuring both Conan and Elric in comic magazine.
    • DAW Books (Oct 1976) featuring Elric.

     

    Conan the Barbarian, Vol I, No. 14

    • Sub title: The Coming Of Elric
      A Sword Called… Stormbringer!
    • Published: Mar 1972
    • Format: Trade Paperback and ebook
    • 23 pages
    • Price: 20¢
    • Book 14 of 155: Conan The Barbarian (1970-1993)
    • Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee / Cover Artist: Barry Smith, Sam Rosen /Writer: Michael Moorcock, James Cawthorn, Roy Thomas / Penciler: Barry Smith / Inker: Sal Buscema / Colorist: Barry Smith / Letterer: Jon Costa / Editor: Stan Lee

     

    Links:

    AbeBooks • Amazon • eBay • Fandom • Read All Comics • View comic (1) • View comic (2)

    Conan the Barbarian, Vol I, No. 15

    • Sub title: Conan And Elric Battle Side By Side Against…
      The Hell-Hordes of Chaos!
    • Published: May 1972
    • Format: Trade Paperback and ebook
    • 23 pages
    • Price: 20¢
    • Book 15 of 155: Conan The Barbarian (1970-1993)
    • Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee / Cover Artist: Barry Smith, Sam Rosen / Writer: Michael Moorcock, James Cawthorn, Roy Thomas / Penciler: Barry Smith / Inker: Sal Buscema, Barry Smith / Colorist: Barry Smith / Letterer: Sam Rosen, Denise Wohl / Editor: Stan Lee
    Links:

    AbeBooksAmazoneBayfandomRead All Comicsview-comic (1)view-comic (2)

     

    Giant-Size Conan the Barbarian Vol. I, No. 5

    • Sub title: Two of the mightiest epic heroes ever!
      Conan and Elric
      Battle the Hordes of Hell!
    • Published: 1975
    • Format: Trade Paperback and ebook
    • 51 pages
    • Price: 50¢
    • Book 5 of 5: Conan The Barbarian Giant-Size (1974-1975)
    Collecting:
    • Conan the Barbarian, Vol I, No. 14, March 1972
    • Conan the Barbarian, Vol I, No. 15, May 1972
    Links:

    Amazon (eBooks) • Amazon (Paperback) • eBay • fandom • Read Full Comic • view-comic

    The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1

    • Published: 16 Jan 2019
    • FOC Date: 27 Aug 2018
    • Imprint: Marvel Universe / Titan Comics
    • Format: Hardcover
    • 776 pages
    • ISBN 10: 1302915126. ISBN 13: 978 1 302 91513-1 / 978 1 302 91512-4 (Marvel Comics Group) / 978 1 787 74082-2 (Titan Conan Comics Group)
    • Price: $125
    • Book 1 of 10: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1-10 (2019-2022)
    • Illustrator: Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane, John Buscema / Contributor: Roy Thomas, John Jakes, Michael Moorcock / Contributor: James Cawthorn, Michael Kelleher / Colorist: Laura Martin / Editor: Jeff Youngquist, Inker/Penciler: John Cassaday

    Collecting:

    • CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1970-73) #1-26 (Elric is released #14 and #15 on March-May 1972)
    • material from SAVAGE TALES (1971) #1 and #4
    • CHAMBER OF DARKNESS (1970) #4
    • CONAN CLASSIC #1-11

    Comprehensive book with introduction, original artwork, rejected artwork, original uncolored art, vintage ads, logo, map of Hyborea, manuscripts, in-house Conan advertisements, censored artwork before-and-after, cover reprints and more.

    Links:

    AbeBooks • Amazon (Marvel) • Amazon (Titan) • Better World Books • eBay • Indiebound (dead) • BookshopMarvelTitan

    Conan the Barbarian – Hawks From The Sea – Epic Collection, #14-26

    • Published: 10 Mar 2021
    • FOC Date: 18 Jan 2021
    • Format: Trade Paperback and ebook
    • 267 pages
    • Compilation
    • ISBN 10: 1302926551. ISBN 13: 978 1302926557
    • Price: $34.99
    • Imprint: Marvel Universe
    • Rating: Rated T+
    • Writer: Barry Windsor-Smith, Roy Thomas / Penciller: Gil Kane, Barry Windsor-Smith / Editor: Jeff Youngquist / Colorist: Dean White
    • Book 3 of 5: Conan The Barbarian Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years (2020-2022)

    This is cheaper than the Omnibus Vol. 1.

    Collecting:
    • Volume 2 1972 – 1973 #14-26. Elric is released #14 and #15 on March-May 1972.
    Links:

    AbeBooks • Alibris • Amazon • Barnes and Noble • Better World Books • eBay • eBooks by Rakuten kobo • fandom • Indiebound • Marvel • play.google

     

    Writer Roy Thomas, illustrator Michael T. Gilbert and George Freeman has also been later in Elric comics:

    • Alter Ego #1–4 (1986)
    • Elric: Sailor on the Seas of Fate #1-7 (1985-1986)
    • Elric: The Bane of the Black Sword #1-6 (1988-1989)
    • Elric: The Vanishing Tower #1-6 (1989-1988)
    • Elric: The Weird of the White Wolf #1-5 (1986-1987)

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