The Sign of the Moonbow

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“Mightier than Conan?” No. No one is mightier than Conan.

Queen of the Black Coast [Avon Printing]

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This Conan story by Robert E. Howard was originally printed in Weird Tales with a cover by Margaret Brundage. This entire issue can be downloaded here

A Witch Shall Be Born [Avon Printing]

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This Conan story by Robert E. Howard was originally printed in Weird Tales with a cover by Margaret Brundage. This entire issue can be downloaded here

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Original covers for Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, published between 1933 and 1936

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All nine were painted by Margaret Brundage, who was the most popular of Weird Tales’ cover artists. She was known for her images depicting bondage and flagellation of women. Authors would insert unnecessary scenes depicting nude women being tortured or whipped to ensure their story got the cover of an issue.