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Conan the Phenomenon: The Legacy of Robert E. Howard's Fantasy Icon by Paul M Sammon Online



Conan the Phenomenon: The Legacy of Robert E. Howard's Fantasy Icon

Conan the Phenomenon: The Legacy of Robert E. Howard's Fantasy Icon

  • Title: Conan the Phenomenon: The Legacy of Robert E. Howard's Fantasy Icon
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  • ISBN : 9781593076535
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 175 pages


Since his debut in 1932, Conan the Barbarian has been the preeminent sword and sorcery hero Robert E Howard created the genre with his original stories Frank Frazetta s definitive Conan book covers set the standard for dynamic fantasy artwork Roy Thomas, with Barry Windsor Smith and later John Buscema, used the character to push the boundaries of comic book adventure Since his debut in 1932, Conan the Barbarian has been the preeminent sword and sorcery hero Robert E Howard created the genre with his original stories Frank Frazetta s definitive Conan book covers set the standard for dynamic fantasy artwork Roy Thomas, with Barry Windsor Smith and later John Buscema, used the character to push the boundaries of comic book adventure and Arnold Schwarzenegger launched an amazing film career with his iconic portrayal of the barbarian Conan historian Paul M Sammon looks at all the stages of the character s development, with commentary and archival material from the most integral players in that history


Author Paul M Sammon

Paul M Sammon has written for The Los Angeles Times, The American Cinematographer, Cahiers Du Cinema and Cinifantastique His fiction has appeared in many collections and he is editor of the best selling American Splatterpunks series As a film maker Paul M Sammon has produced, edited and directed dozens of documentaries on films such as Platoon, Dune and Robocop He is the author of Future Noir




Conan the Phenomenon: The Legacy of Robert E. Howard's Fantasy Icon Reviews (8)

  • A must read for fans of Conan the Barbarian I imagine most had a similar experience to me when they were exposed to the Cimmerian you picked up some of the books or watched the movies and then moved on to devour of the mythos My interest in the events behind the creation of these stories never real [..]

  • Great book I loved it Informative, interesting and an outstanding read The detailed information is explained with a vigor and tenacity that parallels the energy that fills Robert E Howard s Conan stories This book contains a strong biography of Howard and his publishing history in Weird Tales The pi [..]

  • I have been a Conan fan for a long time Much of this book was tedious and difficult to wade through, but overall still very interesting If you are a Conan the Barbarian fan, this book is a must read A point of interest I always wondered why the story lines for the two Conan movies were so bad and co [..]

  • Chaque soir, ce livre constituait une sorte de r compense apr s une autre journ e de travail bien remplie.Bien que fan de Conan et de certains autres personnages de Robert E Howard, je ne suis pas vraiment collectionneur du cimm rien ou des oeuvres de son cr ateur texan J ai assembl une toute petite [..]

  • This is a good introduction to the whole Conan phenomenon for those of us who think that Robert E Howard was a bad writer I tried to read his macho ravings as a teenager and again around the time I turned 50 I can t do it, but I am curious about why he is popular and what Conan fans like about Howar [..]

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