Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sword of Sorcery Prequel in Wonder Woman #201-202

Download Wonder Woman #201

Download Wonder Woman #202

Surprise bonus download: Amazing World of DC Comics #15
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I decided to add the other Samuel R. Delaney scripted Wonder Woman:

Download Wonder Woman v1 #203

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are two seminal sword-and-sorcery heroes created by Fritz Leiber (1910–1992) and loosely modelled upon himself and his friend Harry Otto Fischer (1910-1986). They are the protagonists of what are probably Leiber's best-known stories.

The stories have been collected in the Swords series:

1. Swords and Deviltry (collection 1970)
1. "Induction" (vignette 1970, first publication)
2. The Snow Women (novella 1970 Fantastic)
3. "The Unholy Grail" (novelette 1962 Fantastic)
4. Ill Met in Lankhmar (novella 1970 F&SF)—telling how Fafhrd and the Mouser met, this story won both a Nebula award and a Hugo award

Download Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber in PDF format

A prequel or introduction to the series Sword of Sorcery appears in two issues of Wonder Woman, in the last panel of issue #201 and all of issue #202. In this story, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser team up with Diana Prince (Wonder Woman minus her super-powers), Catwoman, and Prince's kung-fu master, I Ching, to defeat the dimension-spanning wizard Gahwron. Wonder Woman #201 was written by Denny O'Neil while #202-203 were written by Samuel R. Delany. I'll upload Wonder Woman #203, which was was written by Delany, at a later date as it has no Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser or a Sword of Sorcery connection.

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