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Elric: Sailor on the Seas of Fate

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Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by First Classics
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Shannon Appelcline
This is one of my favorite Elric volumes. The Champion meet-up in Sailing to the Future is great, and the ghost story of Sailing to the Past is spooky and weird. It's adapted very well by Roy Thomas and features some beautiful artwork that constantly breaks the frame of traditional comic layout. My only complaint with this superb volume is the coloring, which too often goes light and pastely.
Martin
Dec 31, 2015 Martin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-book, fantasy
Not as good as volume 1 for two reasons. First, the P. Craig Russell-like art just isn't nearly as good as that by PCR in volume 1. Second, this is the weakest of the first 5 Elric books. The story of 4 Eternal Champions combining into a 4-faced giant to fight an evil giant is especially poor.

This volume is beautifully packaged.

The letterist or colorist on one issue breaks many rules for making text legible. I hope over the 30+ years since publication they've gotten better.

That said, it is amazi
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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden ...more
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