Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

" SVEN OLE THORSEN "

September 24th passed by and I was remiss in wishing movie bad guy SVEN OLE THORSEN a Happy Birthday!!! He's 70 years old now...still strong as an ox!!!
From wiki - " Known for his frequent appearances in Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, like Conan the Barbarian, as the hammer-wielding Thorgrim; The Running Man, as the sympathetic bodyguard Sven; and in Predator, where he played a one-second role as a Russian military advisor ('Knock Knock'). Some of his other most memorable characters have varied widely, from the gritty boater wearing security guard La Fours in Mallrats, to the unbeaten fighting legend Tigris of Gaul in Gladiator, and the witty Lt. Michael 'Tank' Ellis, Ground Assault Unit in Captain Power, to the menacing alien villain Secundus in Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, who is always hunting for the Anti-Life Equation without any success. Thorsen has been credited in fifteen Arnold Schwarzenegger movies (as of 2006) (twelve as actor, three as stuntman or trainer), making him Schwarzenegger's most frequent collaborator. It began with Conan the Barbarian, when Schwarzenegger brought Thorsen and other of his bodybuilder friends (like Franco Columbu) with him to shoot the movie. Later, when Thorsen moved to the United States, he met Schwarzenegger again while he was acting in the movie Commando. Thorsen helped with some of the stuntwork in that movie, and quickly found work in many of the subsequent Schwarzenegger films. In spite of Thorsen's thick Danish accent, his voice is almost never dubbed (an exception being Hard Target). Thorsen pursued his role as Tigris (of Gaul) in Gladiator for over a year, beating Lou Ferrigno for the part.[citation needed] The part won him two TAURUS World Stunt Awards[4] in the ceremony's inaugural year. Thorsen has founded various federations, including The Danish Bodybuilding Federation in 1979 and Cigar Night at Schatzi in Santa Monica, California along with Schwarzenegger. He has a black belt in Shotokan karate and holds championship titles"

CONAN/JONAH HEX

Back when CONAN was being published by Marvel comics a Team up like this would have made perfect sense. They could have even thrown Scalp hunter in there for good measure. I am sure Conan would have gotten along quite well with the Comanches and Apaches. At that time they could even have had Alfredo Alcala draw the mini series. But alas ...it was not to be. Several years ago Dark Horse comics held both the Conan rights and Tarzan rights. I drew up a team up script and plot synopsis that had Tarzan chase a witch back through time via a magic mirror. Tarzan and Conan tussled a couple of times in the story with no victor...to appease fans of both heroes. Oh it was a good script alright. But the reply was "There will be no Conan team ups ever!" ( Oh yeah? What happened with GROO? ) Anyway... Who ever photo shopped this little faux cover together did an excellent job. I wish I knew...this way I can give the appropriate credit to whom it is due. Enjoy. - Mikey

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Savage flurry

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

THE LEGENDS OF LOG!!!

Hey Kids...sorry for the long wait between posts... I's was busy. Recently I was contacted by someone with a cool new character He sent me some pics and a little bit about his story. After seeing the art and reading a little bit about LOG I thought this would be perfect to share with the followers of CROM : The Ultimate CONAN fan blog. Check it out...and keep your eyes peeled!!! LOG is comin'!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "In the dark age of swords and spells - monsters and men, one hero defies them all. Log! The ax wielding wooden giant! The Legends of Log giant size 2015 annual is a 56 page black and white comic book adventure with 10 tales of the Mighty Log as he fights sorcery and serpents and warlocks and warriors. You'll travel with Log as he defends the North Woods from a giant Serpent Creeper and the colossus Worm of Doom! You'll watch Log fight the hordes of creatures from the Outlands and battle the Ax-man of the South Woods. You'll see the evil Warlock Darkgrim try to take control of Log's mind with his conjuring of the Mind Invader. And you'll fight along with Log against the sorcery of Fire Beast, Rock Monsters and Ice Guardians. All this and more in the all new 2015 Legends of Log annual." Thanks Mike, D.L. Suharski www.legendsoflog.com

Monday, August 18, 2014

REH tribute art by Mike Dominic

Check out this beautiful piece by Mike. He's got the best of the best in the line up here for this tribute to the father of sword and sorcery and everyone's favorite broadsword wielding Cimmerian. Mike is no one trick pony and you can see all his accomplishments and artistic achievements right here. paladinfreelance.blogspot.com A wonderful artist Mike is always busy with some freelance project. Visit his website. That's a fine tribute to REH Mike...thank you.

The art of Michael L. Peters

I'd like to give a hearty HAIL to Michael L. Peters...Mikes work can be found in his independent publication CRESCENT CITY MAGICK. Michael is a brilliant artist and evokes the spirit of Barry Windsor Smith in his work. Above see the art he did for the REH museum. You can visit his website mlpeters.com and you can find his book CRESCENT CITY MAGICK. @ Amazon where he's getting great reviews. HAIL MICHAEL!!! Contact Michael @ mlpeters.com

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The KING of KINGS!!! Time to play the game...

A few years back prior to any information being released about the CONAN film starring Jason Momoa there was a rumor going around that WWE pro wrestler and Son in law to Vince McMahon was up for the role...something I'm glad did not happen...everyone hated that guy he was the biggest heel going. Even when he and Shawn Michaels tagged up a few times. But they did have some really epic matches those two. Anyway to perpetuate the rumor and maybe perhaps he was even hinting to Hollywood he wanted the part he donned barbarian rags and furs and a crown...evoking the King Conan image made famous by Arnold. I have to say being a fan of all things BARBARIAN and CONAN related as well as a reformed WWE fan...I kind of liked his KING of KINGS persona...he did look bad ass. But I'm glad they didn't use him. The MOTORHEAD KING OF KINGS song...BOW DOWN TO THE KING!!! Lemmie would make a cool BARBARIAN!!! They should call him ...he's got that Ben Davidson REXOR look about him...Of course I'm sure Ben would win in an arm wrestle.