When I think of Conan, that enemy-beheading, jewel-stealing, wench-loving, blood-soaked barbarian from the Cimmeria, I think of children's books. And apparently that's what Golden Books thought of too in 1986, when they released this adorable little bedtime tale of a savage warrior running from wolves and battling an undead being in a cave.
The story is clearly taken from the classic scene in the Conan the Barbarian
movie. Why they made a children's book at all is odd (but then again,
they made a cartoon), but the fact that it came out a few years after
the movies is even odder.
Note the other books listed
on the back cover. I have several of the Master's of the Universe books,
and will be posting them eventually.
So, enjoy this odd and rather simplistically-drawn tale of Conan & The Thing in the Cave!
recognize the artist that did the cover? Their initials are "G.D." The
art is gorgeous, and very reminiscent of the great Earl Norem. If anyone
knows, fill us in in the comments section.