GYK THE BARBARIAN
This character follows the “Conan” The Barbarian adventure genre with a touch of satire and science fiction added. Both episodes compose one story. In the first episode which is in black and white, Gyk who is a mercenary and not very bright is hired by a King to rescue his daughter who was kidnapped by another king, and is held in the Mountain Forest. He encounters her only to find she murdered the kidnapper and is now ruler herself. She throws him in prison. In the second episode, which is in colour, he is freed by a wizard, who turns out to be from another planet. With Gyk’s help the “otherworlder” seizes the jeweled scepter he was after and escapes in his spaceship. Gyk returns the daughter to her father much against her will, but is cheated out of his reward by the King. Gyk in turn accepts being cheated and moves on.
PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
“The Rescue of Raniff The Fair.” Creators unknown. Orb Magazine, 1-3, Dec. 1974: 59-67.
“Gyk The Barbarian.” Co-writ., Matt Rust & John Sech. Pen., Paul McCusker. In., Jim Craig. Let., Michael Cherkas. Orb Magazine, 1- 6, March/April 1976: 26-33.
Orb, 1-6, March/April, 1976: 28.