The first appearance of Red Sonja (Conan likes!). The classic costume comes later (cosplayers like!).

The first time Red Sonja appeared in comics, by Barry Windsor Smith. Apparently, Frank Thorne thought she was wearing too many clothes.

Barry Windsor-Smith

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Barry Windsor-Smith

Rune (that dude above) is an original creation by Barry Windsor-Smith from when he was working at Malibu comics. You can read the entire issue of Rune online