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Encyclopedia > Conan the Barbarian
"Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."
Robert E. Howard, The Phoenix on the Sword, 1932.
Illustration by Mark Schultz.

Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian, from the name of his homeland, Cimmeria) is a fictional character often associated with the fantasy subgenre sword-and-sorcery (also known as heroic fantasy). He has been credited with being the most famous fictional barbarian, and one of the most well known iconic figures in American fantasy.[1] Conan the Barbarian may refer to: Conan the Barbarian, a character created by Robert E. Howard. ... Image File history File links Conan9. ... Image File history File links Conan9. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... The Phoenix on the Sword is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1932. ... Mark Schultz (born 1955 near Green Bay, Wisconsin), is best known as the writer and artist of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs. ... Cimmeria is a fictional land of barbarians in antediluvian earth (cp. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity that is created from ones imagination or from an adaption of an existing entity. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... A genre is any of the traditional divisions of art forms from a single field of activity into various kinds according to criteria particular to that form. ... This article is about a fantasy sub-genre. ... Heroic fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy literature which chronicles the tales of heros and their conquests in imaginary lands. ...


Created by American writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 via a series of fantasy stories sold to Weird Tales magazine, the character has since appeared in licensed books, comics, films, television programs, and video games, contributing to his long-standing popularity. Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... This page is about the fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine and its heirs. ... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... Conan is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... Aside from a live-action TV series and an animated series, Conan the Adventurer was also the title of a Marvel Comic in the mid-1990s. ...


Conan the Barbarian is also the name of a Gnome Press collection of stories published in 1954, a comic published by Marvel Comics beginning in 1970, and a film and its novelization in 1982. Gnome Press was a US small-press publishing company primarily known for being the first to publish Isaac Asimovs Foundation Trilogy, and for bringing Robert E. Howards Conan the Barbarian stories back from pulp obscurity. ... Conan is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ...

Contents

Publication history

Conan the Barbarian was created by Robert E. Howard and was the spiritual successor to an earlier character, Kull of Atlantis. For months, Howard had been in search of a new character to market to the burgeoning pulp outlets of the early 1930s. In October 1931, Howard submitted a short story titled "People of the Dark" to Clayton Publications' new magazine, Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror (June 1932). "People of the Dark" is a remembrance story of "past lives", and in its first-person narrative the protagonist describes one of his previous incarnations: Conan, a black-haired barbarian hero who swears by a deity called Crom. Some Howard scholars believe this Conan to be a forerunner of the more famous character.[2] Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... Reincarnation, also called transmigration of souls, is the rebirth in another body (after physical death), of some critical part of a persons personality or spirit. ...


In February 1932, Howard vacationed at a border town on the lower Rio Grande to enjoy the local flavor. During this trip, he further conceived the character of Conan and also wrote the poem Cimmeria, much of which echoes specific passages in Plutarch's Lives. According to some scholars, there is a strong likelihood that Howard's conception of Conan and the Hyborian Age originated in Thomas Bulfinch's The Outline of Mythology (1913) which enthused Howard to "coalesce into a coherent whole his literary aspirations and the strong physical, autobiographical elements underlying the creation of Conan."[2] “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... Cimmeria is a poem by Robert E. Howard about the fictional country Cimmeria, created by Howard as part of his Hyborian world which is the setting for his character Conan the Barbarian. ... Mestrius Plutarchus (Greek: Πλούταρχος; 46 - 127), better known in English as Plutarch, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist. ... Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867[1]) was an American writer, born in Newton, Massachusetts. ... Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867[1]) was an American writer, born in Newton, Massachusetts. ...

An interior Weird Tales illustration sketched by, assumably, Margaret Brundage in 1932. The illustration depicts a scene from Howard's The Phoenix on the Sword.

The original short story was written by Howard and first appeared in a 1932 issue of Weird Tales magazine.

Having digested these prior influences and returned from his trip, Howard rewrote the rejected Kull story "By This Axe I Rule!" (May 1929) with his new hero in mind, re-titling it "The Phoenix on the Sword". Howard also wrote "The Frost Giant's Daughter", inspired by the Greek myth of Daphne, and submitted both stories to Weird Tales magazine. Although "The Frost-Giant's Daughter" was rejected, the magazine accepted "The Phoenix on the Sword" after requested polishing.[2] Image File history File links Conan_phoenix_on_sword. ... Image File history File links Conan_phoenix_on_sword. ... This page is about the fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine and its heirs. ... In Weird Tales, Brundage illustrates Robert E. Howards Queen of the Black Coast, a story about Conan the Barbarian. ... The Phoenix on the Sword is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1932. ... The Phoenix on the Sword is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1932. ... The Frost-Giants Daughter is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard, but not published in his lifetime. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... This article is about the Greek mythological character. ... This page is about the fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine and its heirs. ...


"The Phoenix on the Sword" appeared in Weird Tales in December 1932, thus marking Conan's first appearance in print. Weird Tales would become famous for its unique stable of notable authors, including H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Tennessee Williams, Robert Bloch, Seabury Quinn and others. The acceptance of "The Phoenix on the Sword" by editor Farnsworth Wright prompted Howard to write an 8,000 word essay for personal use detailing "the Hyborian Age," the fictional setting for Conan. Using this essay as his guideline, Howard began plotting "The Tower of the Elephant", a new Conan story that would be the first to truly integrate his new conception of the Hyborian world, and thus to introduce the setting to the reader.[2] This article is about the author. ... Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893-August 14, 1961) was a poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. ... Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), better known as Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright who received many of the top theatrical awards. ... Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917, Chicago-September 23, 1994, Los Angeles) was a prolific American writer. ... Seabury Grandin Quinn (aka Jerome Burke) (1889 - 1969) was a pulp magazine author most famous for his stories of the supernatural detective Jules de Grandin, published in Weird Tales to great success. ... Farnsworth Wright was a British ] who published the book Britain in the Age of Economic Management. ... The Hyborian Age is an essay on by Robert E. Howard on the Hyborian Age i. ... An illustration of The Hyborian Age primarily based upon a map hand-drawn by Robert E. Howard in March 1932. ... The Tower of the Elephant is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ...


The publication and success of "The Tower of the Elephant" would spur Howard to write many more Conan stories for Weird Tales. By the time of Howard's suicide in 1936, he had written twenty-one complete tales, seventeen of which had been published, as well as a number of unfinished fragments.[2]


Following Howard's death, the copyright of the Conan stories passed through several hands. Eventually, under the guidance of L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, the stories were expurgated, revised and sometimes rewritten. For roughly forty years, the original versions of Howard's Conan stories remained out of print. Only with the Berkley editions in 1977 was an attempt made to return to the earliest published (Weird Tales) form of the texts, but these failed to displace the edited versions. In the 1980s and 1990s, the copyright holders of the Conan franchise permitted Howard's stories to go out of print entirely, while continuing to sell Conan works by other authors. Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Linwood Vrooman Carter (June 9, 1930 - February 7, 1988) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. ...


In 2000, the British publisher Gollancz Science Fiction issued a two-volume, complete edition of Howard's Conan stories as part of their Fantasy Masterworks imprint, including several stories which had never seen print in their original form. The Gollancz edition mostly used the versions of the stories as published in Weird Tales. A Gollancz edition of The Door Into Summer, displaying the distinctive yellow dust jacket style. ...


In 2003, a British publisher named Wandering Star made an effort both to restore Howard's original manuscripts and provide a more scholarly and historical view of the Conan stories. They published deluxe hardcover editions in England, which were republished in the United States by the Del Rey imprint of Ballantine Books. The first book, Conan of Cimmeria: Volume One (1932–1933) (2003; published in the US as The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian) includes Howard's notes on his fictional setting, as well as letters and poems concerning the genesis of his ideas. This was followed by Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Two (1934) (2004) and Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Three (1935–1936) (2005); these were published in the US in 2005 as The Bloody Crown of Conan and The Conquering Sword of Conan. Among them, the three books include all of the original unedited Conan stories. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Planets#Etymology. ... Ballantine Books, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine, is a major book publisher and is currently owned by Random House. ...


Setting

A map of Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age.
A map of Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age.
Main article: Hyborian Age

The various stories of Conan the Barbarian occur in the fictional "Hyborian Age," set after the destruction of Atlantis and before the rise of the known ancient civilizations. This is a specific epoch in a fictional timeline created by Howard for many of the low fantasy tales of his artificial legendry.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 277 KB) Summary Map of Robert E. Howards Hyboria by Christophe Fernandez (Chrysagon) [1] who has made it freely available. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 277 KB) Summary Map of Robert E. Howards Hyboria by Christophe Fernandez (Chrysagon) [1] who has made it freely available. ... An illustration of The Hyborian Age primarily based upon a map hand-drawn by Robert E. Howard in March 1932. ... An illustration of The Hyborian Age primarily based upon a map hand-drawn by Robert E. Howard in March 1932. ... For other uses, see Atlantis (disambiguation). ... Low fantasy is a term not devised to describe a specific subgenre but to contrast specific works with high fantasy. ... Artificial mythology (compare artificial language) is any complete, invented world with mythic features that, rather than arising out of centuries of oral tradition, are penned over a short period of time by a single author or small group of collaborators. ...


The reasons behind the invention of the Hyborian Age were perhaps commercial: Howard had an intense love for history and historical dramas; however, at the same time, he recognized the difficulties and the time-consuming research work needed in maintaining historical accuracy. By conceiving a timeless setting — "a vanished age" — and by carefully choosing names that resembled human history, Howard shrewdly avoided the problem of historical anachronisms and the need for lengthy exposition.[2]


According to "The Phoenix on the Sword", the adventures of Conan take place "...Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas..."[4] The Aryan race is a concept in European culture that was influential in the period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ...


Personality and character

Conan is a Cimmerian (based somewhat loosely on the historical Cimmerians), a barbarian of the far north. He was born on a battlefield and is the son of a blacksmith. Conan matured quickly as a youth and, by age fifteen, he was already a respected warrior who had participated in the destruction of the Aquilonian outpost of Venarium. After its destruction, he was struck by wanderlust and began the adventures chronicled by Howard, encountering skulking monsters, evil wizards, tavern wenches, and beautiful princesses. He roamed throughout the Hyborian Age nations as a thief, outlaw, mercenary and pirate. As he grew older, he began commanding larger units of men and escalating his ambitions. In his forties, he seized the crown of the tyrannical king of Aquilona, the most powerful kingdom of the Hyborian Age, having strangled the previous ruler on the steps of the throne. Conan's adventures often result in him performing heroic feats, though his motivation for doing so is largely for his own survival or for personal gain, implying that the character displays the characteristics of an anti-hero and could be described as the archetypal "amoral swordsman" of the Sword and Sorcery genre.[5][6] This observation could however be said to be in contrast to the assumption that Conan was merely another barbarian hero as envisioned by Howard for Weird Tales magazine. Cimmeria is a fictional land of barbarians in antediluvian earth (cp. ... The Cimmerians (Greek: , Kimmerioi) were ancient equestrian nomads who, according to Herodotus, originally inhabited the region north of the Caucasus and the Black Sea, in what is now Ukraine and Russia, in the 8th and 7th century BC. // Their origins are obscure, but they are believed to have been Indo... For other uses, see Barbarian (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Blacksmith (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Warrior (disambiguation). ... Aquilonia is a fictional country created by Robert E. Howard as part of his Hyborian world, created for his character Conan the Barbarian. ... The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo by Marie Spartali Stillman: a magician makes his garden bear fruit and flowers in winter A magician, or wizard or sorcerer or several other possible names (see Names and terminology), is someone who uses or practices magic. ... For other uses, see Princess (disambiguation). ... An illustration of The Hyborian Age primarily based upon a map hand-drawn by Robert E. Howard in March 1932. ... Everyday instance of theft: the bike which fits on this wheel has disappeared. ... For other senses of this word, see outlaw (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Louis XIV, king of France and Navarre (Painting by Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1701). ... In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ... This article is about a fantasy sub-genre. ...


Appearance

Conan has "sullen blue eyes" and a black "square-cut mane". Howard once describes him as having a hairy chest and, while comic book interpretations often portray Conan as wearing a loincloth or other minimalist clothing, Howard describes the character as wearing whatever garb is typical for the land and culture in which Conan finds himself. Though Howard never gave a strict height or weight for Conan in a story, only describing him in loose terms like "giant" and "massive", he did once state that Conan and another of Howard's characters, the crusader Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, were "physical doubles" at 6'2" and 210 lb (188 cm and 95 kg). In the tales no human is ever described as stronger than Conan, although several are mentioned as taller (such as the strangler Baal-pteor) or of larger bulk. Although Conan is muscular, Howard frequently compares his agility and way of moving to that of a panther (see for instance "Jewels of Gwahlur," "Beyond the Black River" or "Rogues in the House"). His skin is frequently characterised as bronzed from constant exposure to the sun. In his younger years, he is often depicted wearing a light chain shirt and a horned helmet, though appearances vary with different artists. Jewels of Gwahlur is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1935. ... This article is about a short story. ... Rogues in the House is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ...


During his reign as king of Aquilonia, Conan was "... a tall man, mightily shouldered and deep of chest, with a massive corded neck and heavily muscled limbs. He was clad in silk and velvet, with the royal lions of Aquilonia worked in gold upon his rich jupon, and the crown of Aquilonia shone on his square-cut black mane; but the great sword at his side seemed more natural to him than the regal accoutrements. His brow was low and broad, his eyes a volcanic blue that smouldered as if with some inner fire. His dark, scarred, almost sinister face was that of a fighting-man, and his velvet garments could not conceal the hard, dangerous lines of his limbs."[7]


Though several later authors have referred to Conan as "Germanic-looking", Howard imagined the Cimmerians as a proto-Celtic people with mostly black hair and blue or grey eyes. Ethnically the Cimmerians to which Conan belongs are descendants of the Atlanteans, though they do not remember their ancestry. In his fictional historical essay The Hyborian Age, Howard describes how the people of Atlantis — the land where his character King Kull originated — had to move east after a great cataclysm changed the face of the world and sank their island, settling where northern Ireland and Scotland would eventually be located. In the same work, Howard also described how the Cimmerians eventually moved south and east after the age of Conan (presumably in the vicinity of the Black Sea, where the historical Cimmerians dwelt). The term Germanic peoples may refer to: the Germanic tribes that in the first millennium were seen as a barbarian threat by the Roman Empire and its successors; the Germanic Christianity that in the second millennium came to dominate much of Northern Europe, politically organized in the Holy Roman Empire... This article is about the European people. ... The Hyborian Age is an essay on by Robert E. Howard on the Hyborian Age i. ... Kull of Atlantis or Kull the Conqueror is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. ... This article is about the country. ... The Cimmerians (Greek: , Kimmerioi) were ancient equestrian nomads who, according to Herodotus, originally inhabited the region north of the Caucasus and the Black Sea, in what is now Ukraine and Russia, in the 8th and 7th century BC. // Their origins are obscure, but they are believed to have been Indo...


Abilities

Despite his brutish appearance, Conan uses his brain as well as his brawn. The Cimmerian is a talented fighter, but his travels have given him vast experience in other trades, especially as a thief; he is also a talented commander, tactician and strategist, as well as a born leader. In addition, Conan speaks many languages, including advanced reading and writing abilities: in certain stories, he is able to recognize, or even decipher, certain ancient or secret signs and writings. Zidane Tribal is a thief from Final Fantasy IX Thief, taken from the Battle for Wesnoth computer game. ...


Another noticeable trait is his sense of humour, largely absent in the comics and movies but very much a part of Howard's original vision of the character, particularly apparent in "Xuthal of the Dusk," also known as "The Slithering Shadow." He is a loyal friend to those true to him, with a barbaric code of conduct that often marks him as more honorable than the more sophisticated people he meets in his travels. Indeed, his straightforward nature and barbarism are constants in all the tales. Xuthal of the Dusk is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934 under the title The Slithering Shadow. ...


Conan is practically invincible in hand-to-hand combat. With his back to the wall so that he cannot be surrounded, Conan is capable of engaging and killing opponents by the score. This is seen in several stories, such as "Queen of the Black Coast", "The Scarlet Citadel" and "A Witch Shall be Born". Conan is not superhuman, though; he did need the providential help of Zelata's wolf to defeat four Nemedian soldiers in the story The Hour of the Dragon. Some of his hardest victories have come from fighting single opponents of inhuman strength: one such as Thak, the ape man from "Rogues in the House," or the strangler Baal-Pteor in "Shadows in Zamboula." Conan is far from untouchable and has been captured several times (knocking himself out drunkenly running into a wall after being betrayed, although he still slays the people initially sent to arrest him; after a fall from a wounded horse; by magical means) but never as a result of martial failings. Cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Conan and Bêlit from Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original short stories. ... The Scarlet Citadel is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... A Witch Shall be Born is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... The Hour of the Dragon is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard and his only full length novel about Conan the Cimmerian. ... Rogues in the House is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... Shadows in Zamboula is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1935. ...


Influences

Main article: Robert E. Howard

Howard frequently corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft, and the two would sometimes insert references or elements of each others' settings in their works. Later editors reworked many of the original Conan stories by Howard, thus diluting this connection. Nevertheless, many of Howard's unedited Conan stories are arguably part of the Cthulhu Mythos.[8] Additionally, many of the Conan stories by Howard, de Camp and Carter used geographical place names from Clark Ashton Smith's Hyperborean Cycle. Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... This article is about the author. ... Cthulhu and Rlyeh The Cthulhu Mythos encompasses the shared elements, characters, settings, and themes in the works of H. P. Lovecraft and associated horror fiction writers. ... Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893-August 14, 1961) was a poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. ... The Hyperborean cycle is a series of short stories by Clark Ashton Smith that take place in the fictional land of Hyperborea (present-day Greenland). ...


The Conan stories are informed by the popular interest of the time in ideas on evolution and Social Darwinism. Are some peoples destined to rule over others? Are our physical and mental characteristics the result of our experiences or our inheritance from our ancestors? Is human civilization a natural or unnatural development? As Conan remarks in one story: This article is about evolution in biology. ... Social Darwinism is the idea that Charles Darwins theory can be extended and applied to the social realm, i. ...

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing. — "The Tower of the Elephant", Robert E. Howard, Weird Tales, March 1933. The Tower of the Elephant is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... This page is about the fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine and its heirs. ...

Additionally, fans such as comic book artist Mark Schultz have concluded that Conan was an idealized alter ego for Howard. Unlike the modern, stereotypical view of a brainless barbarian, Howard originally created Conan as a thoughtful but melancholic figure who often battled with depression, much like Howard himself (the writer eventually committed suicide). However, Howard's Conan, that sets him apart from Kull, is unaffected by such feelings: Mark Schultz is an American comicbook writer and artist. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ...

Let teachers and priests and philosophers brood over questions of reality and illusion. I know this: if life is an illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and I am content. — "Queen of the Black Coast", Robert E. Howard, Weird Tales, May 1934. Cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Conan and Bêlit from Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original short stories. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... This page is about the fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine and its heirs. ...

Original Robert E. Howard Conan stories

Cover of Weird Tales (May 1934) depicting Conan and Bêlit in Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (573x844, 141 KB)The cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original stories about Conan the Barbarian. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (573x844, 141 KB)The cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original stories about Conan the Barbarian. ... This page is about the fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine and its heirs. ... In the fictional universe of Robert E. Howards Conan the Barbarian, Bêlit is a pirate queen who has a romantic relationship with Conan. ... Cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Conan and Bêlit from Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original short stories. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ...

Conan stories published in Weird Tales

The Phoenix on the Sword is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1932. ... The Scarlet Citadel is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... The Tower of the Elephant is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... Black Colossus is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... Xuthal of the Dusk is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934 under the title The Slithering Shadow. ... The Pool of the Black One is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... Rogues in the House is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... Iron Shadows in the Moon is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934 under the title Shadows in the Moonlight. ... Cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Conan and Bêlit from Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original short stories. ... The Devil in Iron is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... This article is about a short story. ... A Witch Shall be Born is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... Jewels of Gwahlur is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1935. ... This article is about a short story. ... Shadows in Zamboula is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1935. ... The Hour of the Dragon is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard and his only full length novel about Conan the Cimmerian. ... Red Nails is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1936. ...

Conan stories not published in his lifetime

The Frost-Giants Daughter is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard, but not published in his lifetime. ... The God in the Bowl is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, written in the 1930s but not published in his lifetime. ... The Vale of Lost Women is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, written in the 1930s but not published in his lifetime. ... This article is about a short story. ...

Unfinished Conan stories by Howard

The Snout in the Dark is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... Drums of Tombalku is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... The Hall of the Dead is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... The Hand of Nergal is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ...

Other Conan-related material by Howard

  • "Wolves Beyond the Border" — A non-Conan story set in Conan's world. Fragment.
  • "The Hyborian Age" — An essay written in 1932. Published in 2003 in The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian.
  • "Cimmeria" — A poem written in 1932. Published in 2003 in The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian.
NOTE: A number of untitled synopses for Conan stories also exist.

Wolves Beyond the Border is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... The Hyborian Age is an essay on by Robert E. Howard on the Hyborian Age i. ... Cimmeria is a poem by Robert E. Howard about the fictional country Cimmeria, created by Howard as part of his Hyborian world which is the setting for his character Conan the Barbarian. ...

Book editions

Main article: Conan (books)
Cover of Conan the Usurper (1967). Art by Frank Frazetta.
Cover of Conan the Usurper (1967). Art by Frank Frazetta.

The character of Conan has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories by later writers such as Poul Anderson, Leonard Carpenter, Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Roland J. Green, John C. Hocking, Robert Jordan, Sean A. Moore, Björn Nyberg, Andrew J. Offutt, Steve Perry, John Maddox Roberts, Harry Turtledove, and Karl Edward Wagner. Some of these writers have finished incomplete Conan manuscripts by Howard. Others were created by rewriting Howard stories which originally featured entirely different characters from entirely different milieus. Most, however, are completely original works. In total, more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories featuring the Conan character have been written by authors other than Howard. The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... Image File history File links Conan_usurper. ... Image File history File links Conan_usurper. ... Conan the Usurper by Robert E. Howard, Lancer Books, 1967 Conan the Warrior is a 1967 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Howards seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Frank Frazetta (born February 9, 1928) is one of the worlds most influential fantasy and science fiction artists. ... Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926–July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author of the genres Golden Age. ... Leonard Paul Carpenter, born in 1948, is an American fantasy writer, the author of eleven Conan novels published by Tor Books and a number of short stories. ... Linwood Vrooman Carter (June 9, 1930 - February 7, 1988) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. ... Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Roland J. Grenn is a Chicago native and science-fiction and fantasy writer and editor. ... John C. Hocking (born 1960) is an American author. ... For other persons named Robert Jordan, see Robert Jordan (disambiguation). ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Return of Conan by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp, Gnome Press, 1957 Björn Emil Oscar Nyberg, born September 11, 1929, is an Swedish fantasy author best known for his additions to the series of Conan stories begun by Robert E. Howard. ... Andrew J. Offutt (born August 16, 1934) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... Steve Perry (born August 31, 1947) is a television writer and science fiction author. ... John Maddox Roberts John Maddox Roberts born in Ohio, is an author who has written many science fiction and fantasy novels such as SPQR and Hannibals Children. ... Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American historian and prolific novelist who has written historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction works. ... Karl Edward Wagner (4 December 1945 – 13 October 1994) was an American writer, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. ...


The Gnome Press edition (1950–1957) was the first hardcover collection of Howard's Conan stories, including all the original Howard material known to exist at the time, some left unpublished in his lifetime. The later volumes contain some stories rewritten by L. Sprague de Camp (like "The Treasure of Tranicos"), including several non-Conan Howard stories, mostly historical exotica situated in the Levant at the time of the crusades, which he turned into Conan yarns. The Gnome edition also issued the first Conan story written by an author other than Howard — the final volume published, which is by Björn Nyberg and revised by de Camp. The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... Lyon Sprague de Camp, (November 27, 1907 – November 6, 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. ... The Levant The Levant (IPA: ) is an imprecise geographical term historically referring to a large area in the Middle East south of the Taurus Mountains, bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and by the northern Arabian Desert and Upper Mesopotamia to the east. ... The Return of Conan by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp, Gnome Press, 1957 Björn Emil Oscar Nyberg, born September 11, 1929, is an Swedish fantasy author best known for his additions to the series of Conan stories begun by Robert E. Howard. ...


The Lancer/Ace editions (1966–1977), under the direction of de Camp and Lin Carter, were the first comprehensive paperbacks, compiling the material from the Gnome Press series together in chronological order with all the remaining original Howard material, including that left unpublished in his lifetime and fragments and outlines. These were completed by de Camp and Carter, and new stories written entirely by the two were added as well. Lancer Books went out of business before bringing out the entire series, the publication of which was completed by Ace Books. Its covers featured dynamic images by Frank Frazetta that, for many fans, presented the "definitive" impression of Conan and his world. For decades to come, most other portrayals of the Cimmerian and his imitators were heavily influenced by the cover paintings of this series. The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... Linwood Vrooman Carter (June 9, 1930 - February 7, 1988) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor and critic. ... Frank Frazetta (born February 9, 1928) is one of the worlds most influential fantasy and science fiction artists. ...


Editions after the Lancer/Ace series have been of either the original Howard stories or Conan material by others, but not both. Notable later editions of the Howard stories include the Donald M. Grant editions (1974–1989); Berkley editions (1977); Gollancz editions (2000–2006), and Wandering Star/Del Rey editions (2003–2005). Later series of new Conan material include the Bantam editions (1978–1982), Ace Maroto editions (1978–1981), and Tor editions (1982–2004). The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve... The character of Conan the Cimmerian has proven durably popular, resulting in Conan stories being assembled by later writers such as Lin Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, Karl Edward Wagner, John Maddox Roberts, Andrew J. Offutt, J. Ramsey Campbell, Poul Anderson, Richard A. Lupoff, Björn Nyberg, Robert Jordan, Steve...


Conan Chronologies

Main article: Conan Chronologies

In an attempt to provide a coherent timeline which fit the numerous adventures of Conan penned by Robert E. Howard and later writers, various "Conan chronologies" have been prepared by many people from the 1930s onward. Note that no consistent timeline has yet to accommodate every single Conan story. The following are the principal theories that have been advanced over the years, together with their strengths and weaknesses. Conan Chronologies have been prepared by a variety of people from the 1930s onward to provide a timeline into which to fit the numerous Conan the Barbarian stories by Robert E. Howard and later writers. ...

  • Miller/Clark Chronology — A Probable Outline of Conan's Career (1936) was the first effort to put the tales in chronological order. Completed by P. Schuyler Miller and John D. Clark, the chronology was later revised by Clark and L. Sprague de Camp in An Informal Biography of Conan the Cimmerian (1952).
  • Robert Jordan Chronology — A Conan Chronology by Robert Jordan (1987) was a new chronology written by Conan writer Robert Jordan that included all written Conan material up to that point. It was heavily influenced by the Miller/Clark/de Camp chronologies, though it departed from them in a number of idiosyncratic instances.
  • Dale Rippke Chronology — The Darkstorm Conan Chronology (2003) was a completely revised and heavily researched chronology, radically repositioning a number of stories and including only those stories written or devised by Howard. The Dark Horse comic series follows this chronology.

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Media

Films

Conan the Barbarian (1982) poster.
Conan the Barbarian (1982) poster.
For more details on this topic, see Conan the Barbarian (1982) or Conan the Destroyer (1984).

The very first Conan cinematic project was planned by Edward Summer. Summer envisioned a series of Conan movies, much like the James Bond franchise. He outlined six stories for this film series, but none were ever made. An original screenplay by Summer and Roy Thomas was written, but their lore-authentic screen story was never filmed. Instead the resulting film, Conan the Barbarian (1982), was written by the unlikely pairing of Oliver Stone and John Milius. Their script had very little in common with Howard's original Conan tales, and was a bold reimagining of Conan's life. Image File history File links Conan_the_barbarian. ... Image File history File links Conan_the_barbarian. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... Conan the Destroyer, directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings) as a sequel to Conan The Barbarian, was released worldwide in 1984. ... Edward Summer is a true polymath. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ...


The plot of Conan the Barbarian (1982) begins with Conan being enslaved by the Vanir raiders of Thulsa Doom, a malevolent warlord who is responsible for the slaying of Conan's parents and the genocide of his people. Later, Thulsa Doom becomes a cult leader of a shamanist religion that worships Set, a Snake God. The vengeful Conan, the archer Subotai and the thief Valeria set out on a quest to rescue a princess held captive by Thulsa Doom. The film was directed by John Milius and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. The character of Conan was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and was his break-through role as an actor.[9] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A warlord is a person with power who has de facto military control of a subnational area due to armed forces loyal to the warlord and not to a central authority. ... Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ... Everyday instance of theft: the bike which fits on this wheel has disappeared. ... John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ... Agostino De Laurentiis, usually credited as Dino De Laurentiis, (born August 8, 1919) is an Italian movie producer born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ...


This film was followed by a less popular sequel, Conan the Destroyer in 1984. [10] This sequel was a more typical fantasy-genre film and was even less faithful to Howard's Conan stories. There were rumours in the late 1990s of a third Conan sequel, King Conan: Crown of Iron, but Schwarzenegger's election as governor of California ended this project.[11] Conan the Destroyer, directed by action/fantasy veteran Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Vikings) as a sequel to Conan The Barbarian, was released worldwide in 1984. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


The film rights to Conan were acquired by Millennium Films in August 2007. Millennium plan to begin production on a new Conan movie in 2008, with the movie intended to be more faithful to Howard's original works than the earlier movies.[12]


An animated feature, Conan: Red Nails, based upon the novella of the same name is being made (see Red Nails).[13] Red Nails is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1936. ... Red Nails is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1936. ...


Television

There have been three television series related to Conan: A live-action TV series and animated cartoon series — both entitled Conan the Adventurer, as well as a second animated series entitled Conan and the Young Warriors. Conan and the Young Warriors was an animated television series which premiered in 1994. ...

  • Conan The Adventurer was the name of a popular animated television series. Produced by Jetlag Productions and Sunbow Productions, the series debuted on October 1, 1992, ran for 64 episodes and concluded exactly two years later, on October 1, 1994. The series involved Conan chasing Serpent Men across the world in an attempt to release his parents from eternal torture as living statues.
  • Conan and the Young Warriors was an animated television series which premiered in 1994 and ran for 13 episodes. DiC Entertainment produced the show and CBS aired this series as a spin-off to the previous Conan the Adventurer animated series. This cartoon took place after the finale of Conan the Adventurer with Wrath-Amon vanquished and Conan's family returned to life from living stone. Conan soon finds that the family of one of his friends are being turned into wolves by an evil sorceress and he must train three warriors in order to aid him in rescuing them.
  • Conan: The Adventurer was a television series loosely based on Conan. The TV show premiered on September 22, 1997, and ran for 22 episodes. This live-action series starred German bodybuilder Ralf Moeller as Conan and Danny Woodburn as his sidekick Otli. The storyline was quite different from the Conan lore of Robert E. Howard. In this adaptation, Conan is a pleasant and jovial person. Also in this version, Conan is not a loner but one member in a merry band of adventurers.

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Comics

Main article: Conan (comics)

Conan the Barbarian has appeared in comics nearly non-stop since 1970. The comics are arguably, apart from the books, the vehicle that had the greatest influence on the longevity and popularity of the character. Aside from an earlier and unofficial Conan comic published in Mexico, the two main publishers of Conan comics have been Marvel and Dark Horse. Marvel Comics launched Conan the Barbarian (1970–1993) and the now-classic Savage Sword of Conan (1974–1995). Dark Horse Comics launched their Conan series in 2003. Dark Horse Comics is currently publishing compilations of the 1970s Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian series and Savage Sword of Conan series in graphic-novel format. Image File history File links Savagesword24_07. ... Image File history File links Savagesword24_07. ... The Tower of the Elephant is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... John Buscema, true name Giovanni Natale Buscema (December 11, 1927–January 10, 2002) was an American comic book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics in its 1960s and 1970s heyday. ... [edit] EARLY LIFE Alfredo P. Alcala (August 23, 1925 – April 8, 2000) was a Filipino comic book artist. ... Conan is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. ...


Marvel Comics introduced a relatively lore-faithful version of Conan the Barbarian in 1970 with Conan the Barbarian, written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith. Smith was succeeded by penciller John Buscema, while Thomas continued to write for many years. Later writers included J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Jones, Michael Fleisher, Doug Moench, Jim Owsley, Alan Zelenetz, Chuck Dixon, and Don Kraar. The highly successful Conan the Barbarian series spawned the more adult, black-and-white Savage Sword of Conan in 1974. Written by Roy Thomas and most art by John Buscema or Alfredo Alcala, the Savage Sword of Conan soon became one of the most popular comic series in the 1970s and is now-considered a cult classic. This article is about the comic book company. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... Unity #0 for Valiant Comics cover by Barry Windsor-Smith // Biography Barry Windsor-Smith (formerly known as Barry Smith), born 1949 in Forest Gate, London, is a British cartoonist, comics-author, and painter best known for his work in American comic books. ... A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of artists working within the comic industry. ... John Buscema, true name Giovanni Natale Buscema (December 11, 1927–January 10, 2002) was an American comic book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics in its 1960s and 1970s heyday. ... John Marc DeMatteis is an American writer of comic books. ... Bruce Jones is an American comic book writer, novelist, illustrator, and screenwriter possibly best known for writing Marvel Comics The Incredible Hulk from 2001-2003. ... Michael Mike Fleisher is an American comic book writer. ... Doug Moench (born February 23, 1948) is an American comic book writer. ... Christopher James Priest, born James Christopher Owsley in 1961, is a writer of comic books. ... Alan Zelenetz is an American film producer and comic-book writer best known for co-creating the series Alien Legion for the Marvel Comics imprint Epic Comics and a founder of Ovie Entertainment. ... Chuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, perhaps best-known for long runs on Batman titles in the 1990s. ... Conan is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. ... John Buscema, true name Giovanni Natale Buscema (December 11, 1927–January 10, 2002) was an American comic book artist and one of the mainstays of Marvel Comics in its 1960s and 1970s heyday. ... [edit] EARLY LIFE Alfredo P. Alcala (August 23, 1925 – April 8, 2000) was a Filipino comic book artist. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


The Marvel Conan stories were also adapted as a newspaper comic strip which appeared daily and Sunday from 4 September 1978 to 12 April 1981. Originally written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by John Buscema, the strip was continued by several different Marvel artists and writers. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ...

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Dark Horse Comics began their comic adaptation of the Conan saga in 2003. Entitled simply Conan, the series was first written by Kurt Busiek and pencilled by Cary Nord. Tim Truman replaced Busiek when Busiek signed an exclusive contract with DC Comics; however, Busiek issues were sometimes used for filler. This series is an interpretation of the original Conan material by Robert E. Howard with no connection whatsoever to the earlier Marvel comics or any Conan story not written or envisioned by Howard supplemented by wholly original material. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is a comic book writer. ... Cary Nord started his career with superhero comics eventually becoming a regular artist for Marvels Daredevil series. ... Timothy Truman (born February 9, 1956 in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia is an American writer, artist and musician best known for his stories and Western Movie-style comic book art. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...

For more details on this topic, see Dark Horse Conan comics.

Games

Age of Conan, an MMORPG, released in May 2008.
Age of Conan, an MMORPG, released in May 2008.

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Video games

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Collectible card games

The Conan Collectible Card Game is a collectible trading card game set in the fictional Hyborian Age of Conan the Barbarian. ...

Role-playing games

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Play-by-mail games

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Characters

The following characters have prominent roles in the Conan mythos. Look up muthos in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Bêlit — A self-styled queen of the Black Coast, captain of the pirate ship "Tigress," and Conan's first serious lover (Queen of the Black Coast).
  • Red Sonja — An Hyrkanian warrior created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith for the Conan comics. She was based on the Howard character, Red Sonya of Rogatino, who appeared in The Shadow of the Vulture tale set in the 16th century.
  • Thoth-Amon — A Stygian wizard of great power who appeared in the first Conan story written (The Phoenix on the Sword) and was mentioned in The God in the Bowl and The Hour of the Dragon. L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter made Thoth-Amon the arch-nemesis of Conan. In the Marvel comics, Thoth-Amon was also Conan's life-long opponent and had a striking appearance designed by Barry Windsor-Smith; notably, a ram-horn ornamental headdress.
  • Thulsa Doom — A skull-faced necromancer in a King Kull story, a recurring villain in the comics, and antagonist of the 1982 film.
  • Valeria — A female mercenary affiliated with the Red Brotherhood (Red Nails).
  • Yara — An evil wizard and an adversary of Conan (The Tower of the Elephant).
  • Zenobia — A seraglio concubine whom Conan wed and made queen of Aquilonia (The Hour of the Dragon).
  • Zula — An old time ally of Conan. A strange man, a warrior and after a mage too. He was so exotic in the histories of Conan because of his black skin and punk hair. He appeared in the animated series too.

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Copyright and trademark dispute

The name Conan and the names of Robert E. Howard's other principal characters are claimed as trademarked by Paradox Entertainment of Stockholm, Sweden, through its US subsidiary Paradox Entertainment Inc. Paradox copyrights stories written by other authors under license from Conan Properties Inc. Paradox Entertainment is a Swedish company (now based in Beverly Hills) that owns many intellectual properties, the most famous of which is Conan the Barbarian. ...


However, since Robert E. Howard published his Conan stories at a time when the date of publication was the marker (1923 through 1963), any new owners failed to renew them to maintain the copyrights.[14] The exact status of all of Howard's Conan works are in question.[15]


The Australian site of Project Gutenberg has many Robert E. Howard stories, including several Conan stories.[16] This indicates that, in their opinion, the stories are free from copyright and may be used by anyone, at least under Australian law, which was 50 years from author's death until 2005. Subsequent stories written by other authors are subject to the copyright laws of the relevant time. Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive and distribute cultural works. ...


In the United Kingdom, 70 years after the death of an author his works fall into the public domain and as such the works of Robert E. Howard have now fallen into the public domain there.


Sources

Bibliography

Blosser, Fred (1997). "The Star Rover and "The People of the Night". The Dark Man #4: 16–18. 


Herron, Don, editor. (2004). The Barbaric Triumph. Wildside Press. ISBN 0-8095-1566-0. 


Herron, Don, editor. (1984). The Dark Barbarian. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-23281-4. 


Louinet, Patrice, editor. (2003). The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian. Del Rey. ISBN 0-345-46151-7. 


Notes and references

  1. ^ Herron (1984). p. 149: "Robert E. Howard of Cross Plains, Texas, created one of the great mythic figures in modern popular culture, the Dark Barbarian… [which] put Howard in the select ranks of the literary legend-makers. Possiblities of movi coming out on September 17 2009: Ned Buntline, Alexandre Dumas, père, Mary Shelley, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, H. P. Lovecraft, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Ian Fleming."
  2. ^ a b c d e f Patrice Louinet. Hyborian Genesis: Part 1, pages 429 to 453, The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian; 2003, Del Rey.
  3. ^ Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age essay adapted by Roy Thomas and Walt Simonson.
  4. ^ Howard, Robert E., "The Phoenix on the Sword," The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (2003).
  5. ^ The Robert E. Howard United Press Association, David McAllister; selections from One More Barbarian #37.
  6. ^ Towson University, John L. Flynn; A Historical Overview of Heroes in Contemporary Works of Fantasy Literature.
  7. ^ Robert E. Howard. The Hour of the Dragon, pages 89 and 90, The Bloody Crown of Conan; 2005, Del Rey.
  8. ^ Patrice Louinet. Hyborian Genesis: Part 1, page 436, The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian; 2003, Del Rey.
  9. ^ Katz, Ephraim (2006). Film Encyclopedia. HarperCollins. ISBN 0060742143. 
  10. ^ Collis, Clark. "Empire Essay: The Terminator", Empire magazine. Retrieved on 2007-04-22. 
  11. ^ Goodbye Hollywood: Schwarzenegger becomes California governor.
  12. ^ Millennium wins rights to upcoming Conan film
  13. ^ Conan: Red Nails – Official film website
  14. ^ Paul Herman's research on the copyright status of Robert Howard's works
  15. ^ Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States at Cornell University
  16. ^ Robert E. Howard's stories on Project Gutenberg

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Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American historian and prolific novelist who has written historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction works. ... Karl Edward Wagner (4 December 1945 – 13 October 1994) was an American writer, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. ... This article is about the cartoon. ... Conan and the Young Warriors was an animated television series which premiered in 1994. ... Conan: The Adventurer was a low-budget American television series produced from 1997 to 1998 and loosely based on the fantasy hero Conan the Barbarian. ... Conan is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. ... Conan is a Dark Horse Comics series about the famous character Conan the Cimmerian, who was created by writer Robert E. Howard. ... This article is about the 1982 film. ... 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Stygia is a fictional land of swarthy inhabitants in The Hyborian Age, the antediluvian earth setting for Conan the Barbarian in the fantasy stories of Robert E. Howard. ... Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)[1] was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. ... This article is about a short story. ... Black Colossus is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... This article is about a short story. ... Cimmeria is a poem by Robert E. Howard about the fictional country Cimmeria, created by Howard as part of his Hyborian world which is the setting for his character Conan the Barbarian. ... The Devil in Iron is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... Drums of Tombalku is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... The Frost-Giants Daughter is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard, but not published in his lifetime. ... The God in the Bowl is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, written in the 1930s but not published in his lifetime. ... The Hall of the Dead is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... The Hand of Nergal is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... The Hour of the Dragon is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard and his only full length novel about Conan the Cimmerian. ... Iron Shadows in the Moon is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934 under the title Shadows in the Moonlight. ... Jewels of Gwahlur is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1935. ... This article is about a short story. ... The Phoenix on the Sword is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1932. ... The Pool of the Black One is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... Cover of Weird Tales issue May 1934 featuring Conan and Bêlit from Queen of the Black Coast, one of Robert E. Howards original short stories. ... Red Nails is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1936. ... Rogues in the House is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... The Scarlet Citadel is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... Shadows in Zamboula is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1935. ... The Snout in the Dark is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... The Tower of the Elephant is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1933. ... The Vale of Lost Women is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, written in the 1930s but not published in his lifetime. ... A Witch Shall be Born is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934. ... Wolves Beyond the Border is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, a fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howards lifetime. ... Xuthal of the Dusk is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in 1934 under the title The Slithering Shadow. ... Sailor Steve Costigan is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. ... The TNT Punch is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. ... Vikings of the Gloves is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. ... Solomon Kane is a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E. Howard. ... Professor John Kirowan is a fictional character in the Cthulhu Mythos created by Robert E. Howard. ... The Children of the Night is a 1931 short story by Robert E. Howard ,belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos . ... The Haunter of the Ring is a 1934 short story by Robert E. Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. ... The Black Stone is a classic short story by Robert E. Howard, first published in the November 1931 issue of Weird Tales. ... The Shadow Kingdom by Robert E. Howard is the first of Howards Kull stories, set in his fictional Thurian Age. ... Bran Mak Morn is a hero of several pulp fiction short stories by Robert E. Howard. ... The Children of the Night is a 1931 short story by Robert E. Howard ,belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos . ... Worms of the Earth is a short story by American fantasy fiction writer Robert Ervin Howard. ... This story (published in The Magic Carpet Magazine, January 1934) is a relatively unknown piece of fiction by Robert E. Howard, which is somewhat surprising, considering its eventual impact on popular culture. ... The Sowers of the Thunder is a short story by Robert E. Howard (published in Oriental Stories, Winter 1932) takes place in Outremer (the Crusader states) in the time of Sultan Baibars and deals with the Sultans friendly/adversarial relationship with Cahal Ruadh ODonnell, an Irish Crusader of... This short story by Robert E. Howard is one of his mixes of history and fantasy was never published when the author was alive. ... Cormac Fitzgeoffrey is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. ... Steve Harrison is a fictional police detective created by Robert E. Howard. ... // A list of works by Robert E. Howard. ... The Hyborian Age is an essay on by Robert E. Howard on the Hyborian Age i. ...

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Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, fl-haired, sullen eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandled feet.
Conan, the pulp hero created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s, was at the height of his popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Conan grows up as a slave, and, once he is an adult (now played by Arnold Schwarzenegger), he becomes a gladiator champion and is used to breed prime slave stock.
Conan the Barbarian (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3373 words)
Conan The Barbarian is a 1982 film by director John Milius and is recognized as the acting breakthrough of bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Conan is sold into slavery with the rest of the children from his village and forced to perform intense manual labor.
Schwarzenegger and Gerry Lopez as Conan and Subotai
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