(CBR) Fantasy has been a staple of popular fiction since J.R.R. Tolkien put pen to paper and created a world of Hobbits, Elves, Orcs, and Dwarves. Since the Golden Age, comic book fiction has relied on fantasy for stories that went beyond the super-hero genre. For decades, wizards, warriors, barbarians, sword maidens and the like have thrilled comic fans of all ages. Many companies have mined -- and continue to explore -- the fantasy genre looking for gold and ending up forging legends. From classics like "Conan" making the jump from prose to comics and original titles like "Sandman" and "Fables," there's no shortage of titles to offer readers a fantasy fix.

These are the comics that have broken new ground in graphic fantasy and have endured the test of time. Come now, O Prince. Behold Comic Book Resources' list of the ten best fantasy comic books of all-time!

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