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Discover the Legend of conan

Unveiling the Saga of a Sword-Wielding Hero

The creation of a legend

Few characters are as influential as Conan the Barbarian. Born from the fevered imagination of pulp writer Robert E. Howard in the early 1930s, Conan was a force of nature: a towering, muscle-bound warrior who strode across continents like a colossus, all while delicately balancing his survivalist instincts and social manner – seen as barbarian to some – with the expectations of the churlish, civilized men and women he would meet on his journeys. From his humble beginnings as a simple thief, to his eventual rise as a conqueror on the battlefield and eventually king of Aquilonia, Conan remained a figure of uncompromising strength, cunning, and will throughout his storied time on this Earth, cementing him as a symbol of heroic power and unbridled freedom.

It all starts with pulp magazines

Robert E. Howard’s creation, Conan the Barbarian, burst forth onto the pages of pulp magazines in the early 1930s – a fierce, muscular warrior with a heart full of fire and a sword ready for adventure. Over the course of his short but prolific career, Howard chronicled Conan’s adventures with a raw, untamed prose that seethed with violence and power. Though Howard’s own life was tragically cut short, his legacy endures through his timeless creation: the legendary myth of Conan the Barbarian.

The reimagining of Conan the Barbarian

During the 1960s, one could not simply walk through the fantasy section of a bookstore without picking up a copy of the newly-reprinted Conan the Barbarian stories. The stunning artwork adorning the covers – created by Frank Frazetta – imbued the barbarian with a dynamic and visceral energy that enthralled millions of new readers. Coupled with Frazetta’s vision, Conan became more than just a character – he became an icon and titan among fantasy heroes.

Conan meets Marvel

Noting the smashing commercial success of the collected volumes, Marvel Comics took up the mantle and began publishing their own Conan the Barbarian comic book series. Through their stunning art direction and skill at crafting gripping stories, Marvel’s Conan would become the top-selling comic book for nearly two decades. Masterfully balancing Conan’s incredible strength and fierce determination with his innate humanity, Marvel’s Conan battled supernatural creatures, foiled the machinations of scheming sorcerers, and carved a savage path through the Hyborian Age. Marvel’s Conan was a force to be reckoned with, inspiring awe and admiration in readers by the thousands, paving the way for generations of epic fantasy heroes for years to come.

Conan’s live-action debut

In 1982, a cinematic masterpiece was unleashed upon the world: Conan the Barbarian, starring none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. With stunning action sequences, awe-inspiring vistas, and a hauntingly beautiful score by Basil Poledouris, Conan the Barbarian was a tour-de-force that brought Howard’s epic creation to life in ways that no one could have imagined. To this day, Schwarzenegger’s performance as Conan remains one of the most iconic and beloved in the history of cinema, an enduring testament to the monumental size and scope of both the character and the actor who played him.

Interacting with the world of Conan

Conan the Barbarian continued to capture the imagination of audiences of all ages through wildly popular video games and tabletop roleplaying games. In the MMORPG “The Age of Conan,” players fought their way through hordes of enemies and powerful bosses, engaged in large-scale PvP battles, and mastered the art of diplomacy in a quest to become the ultimate ruler of the realm. In the survival video game “Conan: Exiles”, players were tasked with discovering creative ways to use their environment to not only survive but thrive in the brutal open-world of the Exiled Lands. Players could even step into the sandals of the Cimmerian himself and face off against fearsome monsters, powerful sorcerers, and treacherous foes with every roll of the dice in the tabletop RPG “Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of.” Whether slashing through enemies with a sword or building a fortress with friends, each of these games allowed players to fully immerse themselves in the Hyborian Age, living out their wildest heroic fantasies.

The future is bright for Conan

The future of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian is as vast and expansive as the Hyborian Age itself. Fans can expect to see even more epic adventures, battles, and journeys as the character continues to evolve in new and exciting ways. Whether through new books, movies, TV shows, or games, the world of Conan remains ripe for exploration, with endless opportunities to delve deeper into the mythology and history of this legendary figure. So, take up your sword, summon your sorcery, and join the ranks of the mighty Conan the Barbarian as he strides forth into a new era of adventure and glory!