On the left is Conan - The Hour of the Dragon, and although I haven't seen the contents of this book, at 144 pages one can only assume that it contains that full length Conan story and little else.
On the right: Conan - Black Colossus, 192 pages of Conan and other REH greatness, including The Phoenix on the Sword, The Slithering Shadow, Black Colossus (of course), and a favorite horror story of mine, Pigeons from Hell!
Next we fast forward to 1995 and Bulgarian publishing house Bard (БАРД), for a long line of Conan novels with familiar cover art (for the most part) and originally published in English. That said, they might not be of much interest to you, but I spent a lot of time tracking down decent quality and reasonably sized scans so I'm posting them dammit!
For some reason, the publisher changed from Bard to Mega (МЕГА) at this point, but the cover layout looks the same. Perhaps Vladimir Bardanov and Viktoriya Megacheva got divorced and Viktoriya got the publishing house in the settlement...yeah, I'm just being silly now...
Well there you have it for Bard/Mega. Now jump back to 1996 and check out this book from Bulgarian publisher Ophir (Офир)...Conan the Destroyer!
Yul Brynner cast as Conan?
Not to be confused with the Robert Jordan version, this "Destroyer" is almost exclusively REH...The Hyborian Age, Queen of the Black Coast, Red Nails, and more. Interesting too is that the publisher notes that this novel contains some authentic verses of poetry from Howard himself, which at this point had not yet been published in their entirety, even in the USA.
Look - more book guts...a map and a back cover to boot!
And to wrap up what's turning out to be a rather lackluster post, I give you this...
A Bulgarian gamebook -you know, like Fighting Fantasy or Endless Quest? 160 pages of you calling the shots courtesy of publishing house Mega. Word is that gamebooks were extremely popular in Bulgaria in the '90's...so much so that it even warranted special mention on Wikipedia. Note the cover is a recycled Peter Stan illustration (see my previous post).
Here's a leathern sack full of illustrations from within said gamebook, the work of one Nikifor Ruskov (Никифор Русков)...