This month, we’ve been celebrating Dragon #400, as well as the magazine’s 35th anniversary—with past articles reprinted (with some modern commentary), interviews with past editors-in-chief, and even the return of cartoons. So for this installment of D&D Alumni, we of course wanted to look back at Dragon. Our words will be brief; instead, we’re showing off the glorious covers of the first 100 issues!
From Bill Hannan’s cover of issue #1, to Dennis Kauth’s paper sculpture for #100, these issues saw their share of motley dragons, knights and warriors, thieves and wizards… not to mention armed snowmen, dancing swords, winged frogs, undead hordes, lunchroom brawls and thanksgiving feasts, and at least three fantasy chessboards.
I have my favorite covers from this era. What are yours?
Bart CarrollBart Carroll has been a part of Wizards of the Coast since 2004, and a D&D player since 1980 (and has fond memories of coloring the illustrations in his 1st Edition Monster Manual). He currently works as producer for the D&D website. You can find him on Twitter (@bart_carroll) and at bartjcarroll.com.