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Claw the Unconquered No.7

Claw the Unconquered No.7

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In 1975 DC Comics introduced “Claw,” a barbarian with a cursed hand who travelled the fantastical land of “Pytharia.” Created by writer Dave Michelin and artist Ernie Chan, Claw takes obvious inspiration from Marvel Comic’s popular depiction of pulp author Robert E. Howard’s “Conan the Barbarian,” which first hit comic stands in 1970.
“Claw the Unconquered” ended after twelve issues.
Currently not on view
Object Name
comic book
date made
D. C. Comics, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 6 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; x 17.145 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of George R. Zug
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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