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The Saturday Comics: Conan The Barbarian

20 Apr

April 20, 2013

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Before we begin, I want to point out that during my research, I found a claim that Barack Obama is a big fan and collector of Conan. Somehow I just can’t believe that.

Anyway, who doesn’t know Conan?

Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero that originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (cartoon and live-action), video games, role-playing games and other media. The character was created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 via a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine.

Conan the Barbarian has appeared in comics nearly non-stop since 1970. The comics are arguably, apart from the books, the vehicle that had the greatest influence on the longevity and popularity of the character. Aside from an earlier and unofficial Conan comic published in Mexico, the two main publishers of Conan comics have been Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics. Marvel Comics launched Conan the Barbarian (1970–1993) and the classic Savage Sword of Conan (1974–1995).

Conan was also a newspaper strip which ran from 1978 to 1981. It was written by comics veteran Roy Thomas and illustrated by several creators, including John Buscema and Ernie Chan.

I remember it distinctly from the NY Daily News, but is was hard to find online. Here is a selection of, unfortunately, non-consecutive Conan strips.

Conan the newspaper strips the First Sunday

June News Roundup

30 May

May 30, 2011



Mr. Blog to Mock Headlines


From the Does This Sound Like A Good Idea At Any Time? Department:

Tragic story to be sure, but under what circumstance does it sound like a good idea to have a Principal hypnotizing students?

Apparently the Daily News takes this story very seriously, as they used this graphic to lead the story:

I know what you are thinking and no, I didn't make this, the NY Daily News did.

From The Department Of Somebody Missed The Real Story Here:

I invite you to read between the lines.

From my Ridiculous Story That Gives Me A Chance To Post A Picture Of A Hot Model Department:

I fail to see the problem here.

I can now tag this post "busty" and in terms of site traffic, that tag's a winner.

From The Department Of Lost Among All The Bumbling Idiocy Is A Question That Needs To Be Asked:

Why is the FBI hiring outside rent-a-cops to do their security?????????

And lastly, the Does Jeff Foxworthy Know About This? section:

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