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2022-08-18 8:50:34 AM  
I may check it out.  But when Dark Horse still had Conan, they had some *amazing* books.  If you can, check out the "- and Other Stories" books with Cary Nord illustrating (those are the early volumes of the late 2000s).  The series continued to be awesome even after Cary Nord wasn't illustrating.
 
2022-08-18 9:17:03 AM  
Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.
 
2022-08-18 9:18:36 AM  

UberDave: I may check it out.  But when Dark Horse still had Conan, they had some *amazing* books.  If you can, check out the "- and Other Stories" books with Cary Nord illustrating (those are the early volumes of the late 2000s).  The series continued to be awesome even after Cary Nord wasn't illustrating.


Because Kurt Busiak.  He's won so many Eisners, they should just masthead him as "Kurt Eisner."
 
2022-08-18 9:30:01 AM  
Permanently? Someone's not very familiar with comic books.
 
2022-08-18 9:37:56 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Permanently? Someone's not very familiar with comic books.


Permanently for Marvel.  They sold the rights.

They might buy them back some day, but with enough 'ifs' the label 'permanently' seems appropriate.
 
2022-08-18 9:45:02 AM  
My work browser won't load the MSN link and just keeps routing me to the MSN home page instead, so I googled it and read up on the entire thing on CBR.

For those wondering:

Marvel once again lost the rights to the Conan IP and rights have been awarded to Titan Comics. So while they are going to continue with the Savage Avengers line, they found their exit for Conan by having Thulsa Doom slit his throat in a ritual to unleash Set.

For Marvel, that is in fact the permanent death of Conan until such time if or when they regain control of the Conan IP. By then they will just start a whole new line anyway since it's going to be at least a few years.

Honestly, I'm kinda sad they lost the IP, while Marvel isn't known for keeping the character true to Howard's visions, the idea behind the Savage Avengers is, to me anyway, a pretty fun concept that I am going to have to check out more of because this whole announcement has shown me something I didn't even know existed (Savage Avengers) and really want to read.
 
2022-08-18 10:00:16 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Copperbelly watersnake: Permanently? Someone's not very familiar with comic books.

Permanently for Marvel.  They sold the rights.

They might buy them back some day, but with enough 'ifs' the label 'permanently' seems appropriate.


I was wondering a week or two ago when I tried to look up Conan on Marvel Unlimited and came up with nothing
 
2022-08-18 10:03:51 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Copperbelly watersnake: Permanently? Someone's not very familiar with comic books.

Permanently for Marvel.  They sold the rights.

They might buy them back some day, but with enough 'ifs' the label 'permanently' seems appropriate.


Even though they've had the character rights for awhile, Marvel killing Conan is the same as them killing Sherlock Holmes. It doesn't really mean that much.
 
2022-08-18 10:04:22 AM  

SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.


I've actually been wanting to get into the Conan series beyond the Arnold movies for a while, but had no idea where to start. Would these be a good intro? I'm good with comics or books, just don't know where to begin and what's worth reading.
 
2022-08-18 10:15:38 AM  

LeftisRightisWrong: SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.

I've actually been wanting to get into the Conan series beyond the Arnold movies for a while, but had no idea where to start. Would these be a good intro? I'm good with comics or books, just don't know where to begin and what's worth reading.


If you want comics, look for the Ablaze comics I mentioned. I read them on my tablet but they're available in print as well

If you want a book, I suggest this as a good starting point.

You'll get a lot more content for your $$ with prose books but the art in the Ablaze comics is fantastic.
 
2022-08-18 10:18:43 AM  

SuperChuck: LeftisRightisWrong: SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.

I've actually been wanting to get into the Conan series beyond the Arnold movies for a while, but had no idea where to start. Would these be a good intro? I'm good with comics or books, just don't know where to begin and what's worth reading.

If you want comics, look for the Ablaze comics I mentioned. I read them on my tablet but they're available in print as well

If you want a book, I suggest this as a good starting point.

You'll get a lot more content for your $$ with prose books but the art in the Ablaze comics is fantastic.


I particularly enjoyed the Dark Horse run of Conan the Cimmerean
 
2022-08-18 10:23:56 AM  
Do you want to live forever?
 
2022-08-18 11:03:22 AM  

born_yesterday: Do you want to live forever?


I love this little line. It is said by the sparkly Valkyrie in Conan, the loud British vakyrie  dude in Flash Gordon, and sung by Queen in Highlander.
 
2022-08-18 11:14:25 AM  

McGrits: born_yesterday: Do you want to live forever?

I love this little line. It is said by the sparkly Valkyrie in Conan, the loud British vakyrie  dude in Flash Gordon, and sung by Queen in Highlander.


I'm sure you can find all sorts of this variation in movies throughout cinematic history... I'm almost certain I remember it being said by a character played by Kevin Costner. I don't remember if it was Robin Hood PoT, or Waterworld or both...
 
2022-08-18 11:17:18 AM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: My work browser won't load the MSN link and just keeps routing me to the MSN home page instead, so I googled it and read up on the entire thing on CBR.

For those wondering:

Marvel once again lost the rights to the Conan IP and rights have been awarded to Titan Comics. So while they are going to continue with the Savage Avengers line, they found their exit for Conan by having Thulsa Doom slit his throat in a ritual to unleash Set.

For Marvel, that is in fact the permanent death of Conan until such time if or when they regain control of the Conan IP. By then they will just start a whole new line anyway since it's going to be at least a few years.

Honestly, I'm kinda sad they lost the IP, while Marvel isn't known for keeping the character true to Howard's visions, the idea behind the Savage Avengers is, to me anyway, a pretty fun concept that I am going to have to check out more of because this whole announcement has shown me something I didn't even know existed (Savage Avengers) and really want to read.


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2022-08-18 11:38:46 AM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: My work browser won't load the MSN link and just keeps routing me to the MSN home page instead, so I googled it and read up on the entire thing on CBR.

For those wondering:

Marvel once again lost the rights to the Conan IP and rights have been awarded to Titan Comics. So while they are going to continue with the Savage Avengers line, they found their exit for Conan by having Thulsa Doom slit his throat in a ritual to unleash Set.

For Marvel, that is in fact the permanent death of Conan until such time if or when they regain control of the Conan IP. By then they will just start a whole new line anyway since it's going to be at least a few years.

Honestly, I'm kinda sad they lost the IP, while Marvel isn't known for keeping the character true to Howard's visions, the idea behind the Savage Avengers is, to me anyway, a pretty fun concept that I am going to have to check out more of because this whole announcement has shown me something I didn't even know existed (Savage Avengers) and really want to read.


No no no, you have it all wrong. Conan's people needed him and he returned to his home planet. (He died along the way).

Seriously though, thanks for the info.

I think this move will vibrate across the socialmedia-verse, causing much seething and coping among the alt-right. "They cancelled Conan!", they will cry.

I, for one, will wait for his triumphant reincarnation. Until then, let's enjoy the musical.

Conan the Barbarian: The Musical (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Youtube OBGOQ7SsJrw


/I wonder if the value of my comics will go up?
//Crush your enemies!
 
2022-08-18 11:44:54 AM  

UberDave: I may check it out.  But when Dark Horse still had Conan, they had some *amazing* books.  If you can, check out the "- and Other Stories" books with Cary Nord illustrating (those are the early volumes of the late 2000s).  The series continued to be awesome even after Cary Nord wasn't illustrating.


Dark Horse... That's a name I haven't heard since they stopped putting booths in furry conventions.  So, 20ish years?
 
2022-08-18 11:45:27 AM  

Two16: Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: My work browser won't load the MSN link and just keeps routing me to the MSN home page instead, so I googled it and read up on the entire thing on CBR.

For those wondering:

Marvel once again lost the rights to the Conan IP and rights have been awarded to Titan Comics. So while they are going to continue with the Savage Avengers line, they found their exit for Conan by having Thulsa Doom slit his throat in a ritual to unleash Set.

For Marvel, that is in fact the permanent death of Conan until such time if or when they regain control of the Conan IP. By then they will just start a whole new line anyway since it's going to be at least a few years.

Honestly, I'm kinda sad they lost the IP, while Marvel isn't known for keeping the character true to Howard's visions, the idea behind the Savage Avengers is, to me anyway, a pretty fun concept that I am going to have to check out more of because this whole announcement has shown me something I didn't even know existed (Savage Avengers) and really want to read.

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Yeah... This is amazing and now I HAVE to read more... Conan + Fish out of timeline water + Sarcastic Marvel (and farking DEADPOOL ON AN AVENGERS TEAM)... How did THIS not make it to the big screen???
 
2022-08-18 12:38:28 PM  
Does that mean we don't need to know the Dewy decimal system?
 
2022-08-18 12:45:26 PM  

SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.


Do they tone down the incredible racism?
 
2022-08-18 12:59:39 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: My work browser won't load the MSN link and just keeps routing me to the MSN home page instead, so I googled it and read up on the entire thing on CBR.

For those wondering:

Marvel once again lost the rights to the Conan IP and rights have been awarded to Titan Comics. So while they are going to continue with the Savage Avengers line, they found their exit for Conan by having Thulsa Doom slit his throat in a ritual to unleash Set.

For Marvel, that is in fact the permanent death of Conan until such time if or when they regain control of the Conan IP. By then they will just start a whole new line anyway since it's going to be at least a few years.

Honestly, I'm kinda sad they lost the IP, while Marvel isn't known for keeping the character true to Howard's visions, the idea behind the Savage Avengers is, to me anyway, a pretty fun concept that I am going to have to check out more of because this whole announcement has shown me something I didn't even know existed (Savage Avengers) and really want to read.


The fact that Conan isn't in the public domain just shows how broken copyright is in the US. Howard died in 1936.
 
2022-08-18 1:05:07 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: My work browser won't load the MSN link and just keeps routing me to the MSN home page instead, so I googled it and read up on the entire thing on CBR.

For those wondering:

Marvel once again lost the rights to the Conan IP and rights have been awarded to Titan Comics. So while they are going to continue with the Savage Avengers line, they found their exit for Conan by having Thulsa Doom slit his throat in a ritual to unleash Set.

For Marvel, that is in fact the permanent death of Conan until such time if or when they regain control of the Conan IP. By then they will just start a whole new line anyway since it's going to be at least a few years.

Honestly, I'm kinda sad they lost the IP, while Marvel isn't known for keeping the character true to Howard's visions, the idea behind the Savage Avengers is, to me anyway, a pretty fun concept that I am going to have to check out more of because this whole announcement has shown me something I didn't even know existed (Savage Avengers) and really want to read.

The fact that Conan isn't in the public domain just shows how broken copyright is in the US. Howard died in 1936.


That appears to be complicated
 
2022-08-18 1:12:47 PM  

SuperChuck: Tyrone Slothrop: The fact that Conan isn't in the public domain just shows how broken copyright is in the US. Howard died in 1936.

That appears to be complicated


And by "complicated", you mean "broken".
 
2022-08-18 1:28:27 PM  

Baloo Uriza: SuperChuck: Tyrone Slothrop: The fact that Conan isn't in the public domain just shows how broken copyright is in the US. Howard died in 1936.

That appears to be complicated

And by "complicated", you mean "broken".


I do not disagree. It's certainly old enough that it should be public domain
 
2022-08-18 1:47:06 PM  
Did Marvel kill *the* Conan? Or *a* Conan?

/damned variants...
 
2022-08-18 1:48:38 PM  

SuperChuck: LeftisRightisWrong: SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.

I've actually been wanting to get into the Conan series beyond the Arnold movies for a while, but had no idea where to start. Would these be a good intro? I'm good with comics or books, just don't know where to begin and what's worth reading.

If you want comics, look for the Ablaze comics I mentioned. I read them on my tablet but they're available in print as well

If you want a book, I suggest this as a good starting point.

You'll get a lot more content for your $$ with prose books but the art in the Ablaze comics is fantastic.


I tend to think of only the Howard stories as the ones that really matter, and take the rest as varying qualities of fan-fic.

To be clear some of it is very good fan-fic. Some of it is offal.
 
2022-08-18 2:08:39 PM  

SuperChuck: That appears to be complicated


Yeah... Because this basically says that the Conan of weird tales is public domain, but the Conan of the unpublished material is still under copyright BECAUSE it was never published and they decided to copyright it later and continue to hold onto that right.

Therefore it would be very hard to distinguish the Conan of public domain vs copyrighted versions.

I suppose the ONLY way to do that would be to make a line called Weird Conan Tales and only use or reference material in Weird Tales since any reference to works outside of that are under copyright.
 
2022-08-18 2:10:38 PM  

SuperChuck: LeftisRightisWrong: SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.

I've actually been wanting to get into the Conan series beyond the Arnold movies for a while, but had no idea where to start. Would these be a good intro? I'm good with comics or books, just don't know where to begin and what's worth reading.

If you want comics, look for the Ablaze comics I mentioned. I read them on my tablet but they're available in print as well

If you want a book, I suggest this as a good starting point.

You'll get a lot more content for your $$ with prose books but the art in the Ablaze comics is fantastic.


I'd recommend this one for the completionist.

I have the digital version. Didn't realize the hardbound was so expensive.
 
2022-08-18 2:22:50 PM  

LouisZepher: Does that mean we don't need to know the Dewy decimal system?


I prefer Wheel of Fish.
 
2022-08-18 2:29:42 PM  

Boudyro: SuperChuck: LeftisRightisWrong: SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.

I've actually been wanting to get into the Conan series beyond the Arnold movies for a while, but had no idea where to start. Would these be a good intro? I'm good with comics or books, just don't know where to begin and what's worth reading.

If you want comics, look for the Ablaze comics I mentioned. I read them on my tablet but they're available in print as well

If you want a book, I suggest this as a good starting point.

You'll get a lot more content for your $$ with prose books but the art in the Ablaze comics is fantastic.

I'd recommend this one for the completionist.

I have the digital version. Didn't realize the hardbound was so expensive.


I think I know what I want for my birthday now, thanks!
 
2022-08-18 2:39:15 PM  

JammerJim: SuperChuck: Look for the series The Cimmerian from Ablaze comics. It's the original Howard stories mostly unchanged with excellent (uncensored) art.

Do they tone down the incredible racism?


They make it credible.
 
2022-08-18 2:40:54 PM  

SuperChuck: Baloo Uriza: SuperChuck: Tyrone Slothrop: The fact that Conan isn't in the public domain just shows how broken copyright is in the US. Howard died in 1936.

That appears to be complicated

And by "complicated", you mean "broken".

I do not disagree. It's certainly old enough that it should be public domain


Nothing is stopping anyone from making a legally distinguishable barbarian warrior hero. Unless you want all the racism preserved intact?
 
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