Sword of Sorcery No. 2 Cover by Chaykin & Wrightson

April 27, 2024|In General

The adventures of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser continue in Sword of Sorcery No. 2, cover dated May 1973. Howard Chaykin also continues as the interior artist, and pencils the cover with Bernie Wrightson inking it to good effect.

Chaykin was one of a new group of artists – along with Wrightson, Jones, Kaluta, Windsor-Smith, Simonson, Starlin, etc. – whose influence would only increase as they gained experience. Whatever polish Chaykin lacked in his earliest pro art here, he’d continue to get work and develop his skills, quickly becoming one of the best page designers and dynamic figure artists of his generation. That would be in evidence only a few years later with Dominic Fortune and other work for Marvel Comics.

New colour and packaging by me.

Sword Of Sorcery 2 published by DC Comics

As published.

Sword Of Sorcery 2 cover illustration by Howard Chaykin and Bernie Wrightson

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.