Neal Adams. When you think of Adams, you probably think of Batman, or Green Lantern & Green Arrow or any number of other characters because Adams drew them so well. When I think of Neal Adams, I think of his Conan.
A Neal Adams’ Conan had a distinctive look that separated him from other Conan artists. An Adams’ Conan was muscular but in a more athletic way than some other artists drew him. I also think that a Neal Adams’ Conan looked more intelligent than when drawn by some other artists.
I say these things not to slight John Buscema, Barry Smith or any other “Conan artist” (because I love their versions as well). It just surprises me a bit that more folks don’t think of Neal Adams sooner when talking about Conan.