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In the mid-eighties, some guy I knew had a kind of pulp magazine (fantasy) which was from the UK, I guess. The cover was some acryl painting with a warrior wielding a sword while standing on a pile of worms. I guess the mandatory damsel-in-distress (half-naked with a bikini-like armor or similar) was also present.

I'm not sure whether the content was a novel, a comic, or both. Any ideas on what this magazine was?

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Sounds like any number of covers from the comic 2000AD. Maybe Sláine – he fought the worm god, Crom.

Or possibly Conan from The Savage Sword of Conan (1974-1995).

Black and white Conan slaying a creature

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  • The question said it was an acrylic painting though.
    – Hypnosifl
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 12:48
  • And here's a complete gallery of 2000AD covers: 2000ad.org/?zone=covers&page=coversindex ...doesn't seem like they started doing totally painted covers until the 600's in 1989, so I doubt this could be the magazine.
    – Hypnosifl
    Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 12:55
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One of the Tunnels and Trolls adventure books sort of fits: Gamesmen of Kasar and Mistywood (1986).

Gamesmen of Kasar and Mistywood cover

The art's by Josh Kirby, apparently.

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