Sunday, June 17, 2018

Howard Days 2018: A Trip Report 
by Todd B. Vick

New post at the On An Underwood No. 5 blog.

New at Howard Works

Klubowe SFera  (Polish)
Conan: Czerwone cwieki
Featuring:   "Red Nails"

Klubowe SFera  (Polish)
Conan: Skarby Gwalhura
Featuring:  "Jewels of Gwalhur"

Robert E. Howard Foundation
The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter Volume 12 Number 1
Featuring: "The Road of the Eagles" (Part 1 of 2)

Robert Derie
Index to One Who Walked Alone and Day of the Stranger  
  by Novalyne Price Ellis

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Conan Omnibus Volume 7 
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator)
Coming in November!

Highlighting the illustration of Brian Ching and Guiu Villanova, Conan Omnibus 7: Witchcraft and Warfare offers over 400 story pages of ancient empires, bloodstained steel, and vile magic.

Award-winning comics writer Fred Van Lente adapts Robert E. Howard's "Xuthal of the Dusk" and "A Witch Shall Be Born." To heal his broken heart, Conan travels to the desert kingdoms to peddle his sword arm and seek treasure. But there will be little time for mourning when the barbarian warrior encounters his nemesis, the Stygian necromancer Thoth-Amon!

Trade paperback, Full Color, 448 pages

The Colossal King Conan 
by Timothy Truman & Tomás Giorello
Coming in November!

Adapting several stellar Robert E. Howard works, Dark Horse's award-winning King Conan comics by Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia are all collected into one deluxe hardcover!

As the king of Aquilonia, Conan struggles with internal threats to his throne as well as dangers beyond his country's borders. Adaptations of Howard's short stories "The Scarlet Citadel," "The Phoenix on the Sword," and "Wolves Beyond the Border" are included, as well as the twelve-issue adaptation of Howard's only Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon. Includes original series cover work by Gerald Parel, Darick Robertson, Andrew C. Robinson, and Sanjulián.

Hardcover, Full Color, 672 pages, $99.99

The Robert E. Howard Guide 
By Patrice Louinet
Now available in the U. S. and U.K.

Presenting the English translation of the award-winning book that introduced a new generation of French fans to the father of sword and sorcery. The Robert E. Howard Guide was born out of years of scholarship, but took its final form after answering the same questions from fans over and over again. In many ways, Howard remains a “famous unknown writer, "the man who single handedly defined modern fantasy, but whose life and works are still known mostly filtered through adaptations, pastiches and gross approximations. Because of those specificities, he is more often than not known for what and who he wasn’t, for sentences he never wrote, or for characters who bear little resemblance—if any—to his original creations. This, in turn, explains how and why this book was conceived. It is sometimes amusing, sometimes sarcastic, but, built on 30 years of Howard scholarship, it is always insightful. A serious work... that tries not to take itself too seriously.

Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Skelos Press
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm

Friday, June 15, 2018

Howard Days 2018: The REH Foundation Awards for 2017
By Ben Friberg

Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years 
Omnibus Volume 1 Coming in January!



Know, oh prince, that in the year 1970, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, sword in hand, slashed his way into four-color life. This January, ahead of Conan’s triumphant return to Marvel Comics, Marvel is proud to announce the release of CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS. Fully remastered, this tome features Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s ground-breaking adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s iconic character.

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1-26 from 1970-1973–as well as material from 1971’s SAVAGE TALES #1 and #4, CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4, and CONAN CLASSIC #1-11–the CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS omnibus presents each story in all its glory, from covers to letter pages, all painstakingly restored to match the beauty of the original editions.

Relive the early exploits of Conan across shining kingdoms of an age undreamed of, as he becomes thief, slayer and a legend.

Check out some sample artwork of the restored works below.

Aipt Comics    Flickering Myth