Group DescriptionConan, The Barbarian is the most famous character created by Robert E. Howard who made his first appearance on the 1932 story The Phoenix on the Sword published in the Weird Tales literary magazine. Over the years Conan grew as a cult icon even past Howard's death mostly thanks to the 60's hardcover reprints of the original stories with lush cover paintings by the great Frank Frazetta, which account for most of the character's fame and started the trend of elaborate fantasy illustrations for these types of novels.
To this day Conan remains a successful and influential figure whom most people may remember from 1982's Conan: The Barbarian film starring an unknown Austrian bodybuilder by the name of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his first major role and which spawned a sequel, a spin-off (also with Schwarzenegger) and countless variants and imitators. Produced by Dino de Laurentis and directed by John Milius, Conan became a hit in it's day. The franchise did spawn comic books, post-Howard novels, cartoons and videogames.
TriviaHoward wrote all of his over 20 Conan stories between 1932 and 1935, the year in which he committed suicide.
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