Wierd World anyone?

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Wierd World anyone?

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Does anyone remember the Weird World comics/mags. I believe there were only three produced. Those comics/mags had a significant impact on my vision of gameplay. How I would like to bring those into gaming.

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Don't remember these - what were they all about?
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Weird World Comics

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These?
Weird Worlds

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Post by cleaverthepit »

These

It was a weird world presents Warriors of the shadow realm.

cool comics

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Yeah... now that I know what you're talking about I do remember them.

Weirdworld is also featured here:

Marvel Fanfare #24

Marvel Premiere #38

Marvel Super Action #1

Marvel Super Special [pictured]

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These are/were some of the best comics fantasy ever written.

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These are/were some of the best comics fantasy ever written.

Sure, I'll check them out again.

It's been ... decades? since I read them last.

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Conan and then these, then Elfquest. Yuppers, informed my visual imiagination for fantasy. Wagner and Moorcock informed my thematic imagination.

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Conan and then these, then Elfquest.

The New Dark Horse Conan series is definately very cool.

Elfquest, not so much. I still have the original run of Magazine sized Elfquest in a closet somewhere. I should sell them on ebay or something.

EDIT:

Ok, looked at those old issues once again.

Yeah, not bad. Map of the "weirdworld" is kinda amusing.

The main island is a wolf's head shape.

Monster Isle is a sea monster shape.

Unknown Continent is a skull shape, and pretty nifty lookin' too.

What's up with the 5 star shaped islands?

Although, when I first saw the image of Klarn and the Bright Core on the map I inadvertantly thought about TLG's signature design of the Rings of Brass.

Coincidence?

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Post by Dee »

Ok, read them all again and I found this bit a little saddening; especially as I would have loved to see the "what if" here.

(from Part 1 - pg. 54 actually)
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"Enter Special Projects Editor Rick Marschall and assistant Raplh Macchio. Rick is looking for material suitable to a proposed fantasy project. Ralph, a fomer fan, suggests Weirdworld as the perfect vehicle. Tolkien is mentioned. Ralph and I push Weirdworld harder. Tolkien is discussed seriously. Rick comes over to the Weirdworld camp. Tolkien is ultimately abandoned."

Tolkien discussed seriously? That would have been really nice to see.

I have to wonder since this was shortly after Ralph Bakshi's movie and the release of the Silmarillion what exactly was being discussed.

Yeah, Weirdworld has some great imagery.

Story; not so great, but the paintings of the landscapes truly rock.

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