Bloodstar is an American fantasy comic book. Possibly the first graphic novel to call itself a “graphic novel” in print (in its introduction and dust jacket), it was based on a short story by Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian, and illustrated by fantasy artist Richard Corben. The book was published by The Morning Star Press in a limited signed and numbered edition.

The story is a black and white graphic novel adaptation of “The Valley of the Worm”.

Contents

  • [1] •  Bloodstar • interior artwork by Richard Corben
  • [1] • Bloodstar • short fiction by Robert E. Howard and John Jakes
  • 5 • Bloodstar and the Art of Richard Corben • essay by uncredited
  • 8 • Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) • essay by uncredited

Notes

Editors: Armand Eisen, Gil Kane

Limited edition of 5000.
The first 1000 were signed by the artist.
A six page preview appeared in Ariel #1 published by The Morning Star Press.

Unpaginated graphic novel adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s story Valley of the Worm, with art by Richard Corben and “additional material” by John Jakes.

Publisher: The Morning Star Press
Year : 1976
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 104 (94 story pages)
Cover : Richard Corben
Illustrations : Richard Corben

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Bloodstar is an American fantasy comic book. Possibly the first graphic novel to call itself a “graphic novel” in print (in its introduction and dust jacket), it was based on a short story by Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian, and illustrated by fantasy artist Richard Corben. The book was published by The Morning Star Press in a limited signed and numbered edition.

The story is a black and white graphic novel adaptation of “The Valley of the Worm”.

Tags: John Jakes / Richard Corben / Robert E. Howard