This blog was originally started by Reis and posted on Myspace way back in 2006, but he decided to move it to the larger, more accessible Blogger network in 2008, to better reach the large Conan fan base.
These blog posts represent our personal fandom and are a collection of whatever we can find on our favorite son of Cimmeria. If we find it on the web, we try to post it here. Some of the content, such as fan art, custom action figures and the like are not always used by permission, but we have only posted them out of great respect for fellow fans to enjoy. However, if you see something on here of yours and you'd prefer we took it down or notice that we haven't given proper credit, feel free to let us know and we'll fix it as soon as we can.
We sincerely hope you enjoy the blog and we encourage you all to please make comments and share your thoughts!
For a hot minute back in the 80's, TSR, the makers of the legendary Dungeons & Dragons game, released a small but impressive series of game modules based on the son of Cimmeria, probably hoping to cash in on the popularity of the movies. Each module had a picture of Arnold in all is oiled glory. A friend of mine, during a sleep over the Summer after 8th grade, had one of these modules and we were going to play it one night, but when I learned that I couldn't be Conan (this other kid had called dibs), we ended up playing the Barbarian video game all night on his Commadore 64, and there was much rejoicing.
Then my friend was moving away and he was getting rid of a bunch of stuff and in the pile were all of his Conan modules and a bunch of small lead Conan miniatures still in their boxes! I was on them like a drunken Turanian on a dancing harlot, but all of a sudden, my friend's older brother was all like, "Hey! Those are mine!" and it turns out that my friend had "appropriated" them from his older brother without asking and out of sheer spite he wanted them back. Crap!
So, I was so close to owning all of the Conan D&D stuff, only to have it ripped away from me along with a tiny piece of my heart. Hmmm, maybe I'm being a little overdramatic.
Anyway, trolling around eBay one day, I stumbled onto these classic Conan D&D miniatures from TSR and it took me back to those days. I had posted a few pics of this set a long time ago, but these are larger and you can see the minis a bit better. Hell, they're even partially painted, which implies that the person who owned these actually played a game with them! What adventures have these little lead warriors seen?
Can't get enough Conan related blogging? Do I take too damn long between posts? (Hey! I'm a busy guy! ;) Well, then you all seriously need to swing by our good friend Cromsblood's Conan blog, REH Illustrated! Cromsblood has got the inside scoop on the more international aspects of the Conan mythos, featuring comics from places like Spain, Russia and more, all kindly translated into English by the man himself.
This guy has a knack for finding stuff even I haven't been able to dig up! So, swing by his blog, every day, check out some awesome never-before-seen-in-America Conan stuff and be sure to leave many, many great comments!
Here's a sneak peek of some of the cool business you will find there...
Well? What are you waiting for?! Get going, by Crom!
Check out this classic interview with the king of Conan artists, John Buscema, courtesy of our good friends of Diversions of a Groovy Kind! The Groovy Agent himself posted this along with some sweet black and white Conan art by Buscema from Savage Sword of Conan. Swing by there to see it in all its Hyborian glory!
I'm seriously loving the blog called Covered. Their posting of modern artistic renditions of classic comic books sparks my brain on several levels, and you know I'm double-stoked when I see a Conan cover. Here's the latest from artist Adam Cline.
The original (by the great Earl Norem, no less!)...
And the "covered" version by Cline...
Check out the original post HERE and post a thousand nice comments about it!
Is owning a copy of Conan the Barbarian #1 not enough for you, and you feel the need to celebrate it three-dimensionally? Well, with a little glue and paint, you can with this sweet Conan resin model kit!
You can get it right HERE. Glue sold separately. Don't huff it, kids. Stay in school!