Exclusive Preview: Eerie Presents El Cid (Dark Horse)

A comics news article


by Danny Djeljosevic


Dark Horse Comics kindly gave us an exclusive preview of the upcoming hardcover Eerie Presents El Cid, due in stores December 26, 2012.

Here's the solicit copy for the release, which collects the entire breadth of El Cid stories by Budd Lewis and Gonzalo Mayo that appeared in Eerie magazine in the 1970s:


Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar—also known to historians as El Cid—was an eleventh century Spanish military commander who led both Christians and Moors into battle. In the pages of Eerie magazine, however, writer Budd Lewis and artist Gonzalo Mayo transform El Cid into a larger-than-life fantasy warrior, battling dragons, trolls, and sirens for his life—and demons for his soul! This deluxe hardcover collects every El Cid adventure that ran in Warren Publishing’s Eerie magazine in the mid-1970s, featuring the elaborately detailed artwork of Mayo, plus Eerie’s original historical background feature.


This 96-page hardcover looks like a must for fans of fantasy adventure and great '70s pulp comics. 

Here's an excerpt from "El Cid and the Troll!" Click on the images for full-sized versions:






Danny Djeljosevic is a comic book creator, award-winning filmmaker (assuming you have absolutely no follow-up questions) and Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin. Follow him on Twitter at @djeljosevic or find him somewhere in San Diego, often wearing a hat. Read his comic with Mike Prezzato, "Sgt. Death and his Metachromatic Men," over at Champion City Comics and check out his other comics at his Tumblr, Sequential Fuckery. His webcomic The Ghost Engine, with artist Eric Zawadzki, updates twice a week.


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