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.