Stormbringer by James Cawthorn;
Manchester: Savoy outsized paperback, 1976;
original price: £1·00 (not shown);
I.S.B.N.: 0-7045-0226-7 (not shown);
cover artist: Cawthorn (also interior).
Elric: The Eternal Champion Collection;
London: Titan outsized hardcover, 2021 (23rd February);
graphic adaptations by James Cawthorn and Philippe Druillet (see below…);
(originally published separately, as Stormbringer [above] by Savoy, 1976, and Elric: The Return To Melnibone (sic; script by Michael Moorcock) by Unicorn, 1973)
original price (omnibus): £17·99;
includes Introductions (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock and Druillet;
also includes ‘Elric And The Artists’ (non-fiction, q.v.) by John Davey;
cover artist: Druillet.
p. 4: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 5: Introduction (non-fiction) by Philippe Druillet;
p. 6: Stormbringer (graphic adaptation) by James Cawthorn;
p. 38: Elric: The Return To Melniboné (graphic novel) by Moorcock & Druillet;
p. 60: ‘Elric And The Artists’ (non-fiction) by John Davey.
Law And Chaos by Wendy Pini;
Poughkeepsie: Father Tree Press outsized hardcover (signed ltd. ed.; 1,000 copies) and simultaneous paperback, 1987 (November);
as “Law & Chaos” on front cover (only);
sub-titled “The ‘Stormbringer’ Animated Film Project” on title page;
alternatively sub-titled “The Stormbringer Art Of Wendy Pini” on copyright page;
original prices: $40·00 (h/c), $16·95 (p/b);
I.S.B.N.s: 0-936861-05-3 (h/c), 0-936861-04-5 (p/b);
cover artist: Pini (also interior).
Elric: Stormbringer: eight-part graphic adaptation by P. Craig Russell (coloured by Lovern Kindzierski); New York: Topps Comics/Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, 1996/’97 comics.
Elric: Stormbringer, 2014 (Glénat, France)/2015 (Titan, U.K.), written by Julien Blondel & Jean-Luc Cano, art by Julien Telo, Robin Recht & Didier Poli, is not a graphic adaptation of the novel Stormbringer, but the second half of a two–part adaptation of Elric Of Melniboné.
The Stormbringer Sessions: Sketches For A Graphic Novel by James Cawthorn;
London: Jayde Design (in association with Savoy Books) outsized hardcover, 2021 (March 1st);
“This edition includes one hundred [decorated] slip-cased copies numbered from 1 to 100, one hundred trade copies branded ‘TR’ and fifty complimentary copies (for contributors, legal deposit, review, etc.) branded ‘C.C.’.”;
limited edition issued with loose-leaf print;
original prices: £90·00 (ltd.), £35·00 (trade);
cover artist: Cawthorn (also interior);
introduction by John Davey;
afterword by David Britton.
The Stormbringer Sessions is not a finished graphic novel, as such. Neither is it merely a book of rough sketches. While organising James Cawthorn’s archive for deposit at Oxford University’s world-renowned Bodleian Library, two boxes were discovered labelled “Stormbringer Roughs” and “Stormbringer Strip Photocopies”. In combination, they comprised a complete set of the artist’s incredibly detailed preliminary sketches for an ultimately unrealised, brand-new graphic adaptation of Stormbringer.