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I'm trying to remember the title of a comic I read in my childhood.

Key plot points

  1. The comic was set during the medieval era... maybe in the Middle East, Prince of Persia style? I don't recall exactly right now.

  2. The main character was a classical hero. Smart, strong, an accomplished fighter, strong-willed, etc.

  3. He had to complete several challenges and travel through different dangerous settings. I think that his ultimate goal was to rescue a woman (maybe a princess?).

  4. The most remarkable fact I remember is him fighting a flying giant head which blew strong winds from his mouth.

Anyone recall something like it?

Chronology and Relevant Info

I read it in the early 80s. I remember the art being similar to the style of the classical Savage Sword of Conan issues, but in a more realistic style and in full color.

  • Actually kind of reminds me of Zardoz. – DCShannon Aug 16 '16 at 14:52
  • Which inspired the comic book character Vartox in the 70's and 80's. No idea if he ever flew a flying head in the comics though, and probably wasn't shown in a historic time period. – DCShannon Aug 16 '16 at 14:55
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The first thing that this reminds me of are the NES games Wizards & Warriors and Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II. Here's a screenshot of our hero, Kuros, fighting a giant head (made of clouds) which blows wind at him.

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The rest of the setting matches as well. Kuros, when not wearing his armor, is depicted as a Conan-like warrior. In the first game, he travels through many different locations to rescue a princess. In the second game, he fights the evil wizard who has taken elemental forms, like the giant cloud head.

Here's the cover of Wizards and Warriors:

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As well as Iron Sword:

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Unfortunately, I can't find any reference to a comic adaptation of this series. There was a novelization of the game, but it was text-only; there were no illustrations except the cover.

  • The head in the comic was a human head :( – Bardo Aug 17 '16 at 6:45

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