Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Robert E. Howard

Yesterday, January 22nd marked Robert E. Howard's birthday and I feel a little bad for mentioning this a day late, but I'm a busy guy. Anyway, a very heart-felt Happy Birthday to the great pulp writer and creator of my favorite hero, Conan the Barbarian! Just think, he'd be 103 years old today if he hadn't committed suicide that fateful day in 1936. A great writer and an even greater loss. I can't help but wonder what other great stories he would have written about Conan, Kull, Cormac and Solomon Kane if he had lived long enough to further his career. I wonder how different Conan would be now? Just something to think about.

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3 comments:

Badelaire said...

I just gotta say "+1" to the above.

In commemoration, I wrote another Filmic Gaming Fodder article with regards to Conan the Barbarian and Revenge Movies as pertaining to gaming. I know CtB isn't a "Howard Purist's" film, but I'd like to thing REH would have found it entertaining.

Anyhow, Here's My Article.

Reis O'Brien said...

Great post, Badelaire! Thanks for posting the link to it! I strongly suggest any fellow Conan fans to click the link and give it a read.

The Barbarian said...

Happy Birthday REH! Can't help to also think what other Conan stories he would if he lived on for a few more decades.