Monday, July 27, 2009

Spartacus: Blood and Sand Trailer!

It's not quite Conan but there's something about it that I think Conan fans may enjoy. Maybe it's all the swords, axes, spraying blood and naked women. Just a guess. ;)



Special thanks to HeroPress for the tip!

Awesome Red Sonja Art!

I have no idea where I found this. Sorry. But bask in its glory!

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vintage Conan D&D Miniatures!

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?

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Yet Another Hot Barbarian Babe with a Sword!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shout Out to REH Illustrated Blog!

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...

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Well? What are you waiting for?! Get going, by Crom!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

John Buscema Interview and More!

Hail Fellow Conan Fans!

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!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Yet Another Re-Imagined Conan Cover on the "Covered" Blog!

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!)...

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And the "covered" version by Cline...

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Check out the original post HERE and post a thousand nice comments about it!

Get Your Very Own Conan Resin Model!

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!

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You can get it right HERE. Glue sold separately. Don't huff it, kids. Stay in school!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Conan Fan Art Week! Day 5!

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And so ends Conan Fan Art Week! We now resume our usual Conan blogging.

Conan Fan Art Week! Day 4!

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Conan Fan Art Week! Day 3!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Conan Fan Art Week! Day Two!

Welcome to round two in a five day avalanche of bad ass Conan fan art!

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