Ha! I have this exact cover hanging framed on my wall. The magazine itself was in rough shape but the cover survived pretty well intact. Frazetta was the master.
Moment I saw this, I immediately thought of the show Adventure Time...and that's terrible!
Original is amazing.
Cout me as a fan of the remake. The reinvention of the monsters as one swirling dragon-thing and the comic long-armed exaggeration of the warrior's swirling movement give me what I want from a reimagining.
i like this. I think the original is so good that the only thing you can do is take it in a totally new direction. Otherwise, you'll just wind up with a crappy imitation.