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BARBARIAN LIFE A Literary Biography of Conan The Barbarian Volume 1

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BARBARIAN LIFE A Literary Biography of Conan The Barbarian Volume 1

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Almost Gone! Recommended. By Roy Thomas. In thousands of four-color panels for Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas told the tale of Robert E. Howard’s greatest creation, Conan the Barbarian. Now, in this definitive biography and analysis, Roy chronicles Conan’s comic-book life, issue by issue, plot by plot, and artist by artist. For ten years, from October 1970 when Roy and artist Barry Smith assembled the first issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, to October 1980 when Roy and artist John Buscema completed their last issue together on the series, Thomas wrote of Conan's gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth—as well as the wars, the wenches, and the wizardry that bedeviled the Cimmerian from one issue to the next.

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In thousands of four-color panels for Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas told the tale of Robert E. Howard’s greatest creation, Conan the Barbarian. Now, in this definitive biography and analysis, Roy chronicles Conan’s comic-book life, issue by issue, plot by plot, and artist by artist. For ten years, from October 1970 when Roy and artist Barry Smith assembled the first issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, to October 1980 when Roy and artist John Buscema completed their last issue together on the series, Thomas wrote of Conan's gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth—as well as the wars, the wenches, and the wizardry that bedeviled the Cimmerian from one issue to the next.

In his introduction, Roy lists many of the original heroes he created or helped to create for Marvel, from Wolverine to Havok, Iron Fist to Carol Danvers, the new Captain Marvel. "Even so, there's never been any character I've enjoyed writing more than Conan the Barbarian..."

In this first of two volumes, Roy Thomas explains the creative process behind the first 51 issues of Conan the Barbarian. Issue by issue! You'll look over his shoulder as he plots and scripts each issue, devises new adventures for Conan that expand Howard's original stories into a world-spanning epic, and works with such Conan artists as Barry (now Windsor) Smith, Gil Kane, and John Buscema.

Every issue is pictured in black and white. Publisher's Note by Bob McLain. Cover by Benito Gallego.

Whether you’re a Conan fan or a comics fan, you'll enjoy this in-depth look at a Marvel comic-book classic.

Roy was Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief at Marvel. He was responsible for bringing Conan into comics, just as the original Robert E. Howard stories were experiencing a resurgence of interest in paperbacks with covers by Frank Frazetta, as well as limited editions. Conan became one of the most popular comics characters in the 1970s, and has seldom been without an ongoing series since then. After a run at Dark Horse, he is back at Marvel again right now. Roy was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2011, and continues to edit and write for the seminal magazine on Golden Age and Silver Age comics, Alter Ego.

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Item Code ROYB01
Publisher Pulp Hero Press
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781683901730
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 5x8
# Pages 322pg
Color Text/b&w
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