Sunday, December 15, 2019

New at Howard Works

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)  
I figli di Asshur (1994)
Featuring:
"The Footfalls Within"
"The Hills of the Dead"
"The Children of Asshur"
"The Castle of the Devil"
http://howardworks.com/I_figli_di_Asshur-Newton_Compton.html


Newton Compton Editori (Italian)  
I figli di Asshur (2012 & 2018)
Featuring:
"The Footfalls Within"
"The Hills of the Dead"
"The Children of Asshur"
"The Castle of the Devil"
http://howardworks.com/I_figli_di_Asshur-Newton_Compton-2012-2018.html



Thanks to Rusty Burke and REHupa for the info and scans.

Rusty Burke
Seanchai #60 (distributed in REHupa #108)
Featuring:
To Robert W. Gordon, February 4, 1925,
"I am sending you a few songs . . ."
To Robert W. Gordon, February 15, 1926,
"I was delighted to receive your letter . . ."
To Robert W. Gordon, January 2, 1927,
"Upon seeing a request of yours in a late . . ."
http://howardworks.com/Seanchai60-REHupa108-RustyBurke.html



Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 24
Featuring:
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"Cimmeria" (poem)
http://howardworks.com/SavageSwordofConanV1N24-Marvel.html




Friday, December 13, 2019

“The Howards Are a Moving People”
By Rob Roehm

New post at the Howard History blog.
https://howardhistory.com/2019/12/13/the-howards-are-a-moving-people/







Robert E. Howard Changed My Life 
Coming in 2020!

Recently publisher Rogue Blades Foundation announced the release next year of the title Robert E. Howard Changed My Life.

Award-winning author Adrian Cole will appear in that book.

Cole offers some of his memories of discovering Howard and how such affected his writing career in a new article posted at Black Gate.








Thursday, December 12, 2019

Conan le Cimmérien - Le Peuple du Cercle Noir N&B
The People of the Black Circle
Now available!

In the kingdom of Vendhya, when the king has just been defeated by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha, his sister, Yasmina, decides to avenge her ... She decides, to take care of it, to make contact with Conan, then head of afghuli tribe. But while many of his warriors have just been killed by the men of the kingdom of Vendhya, he has other plans in mind. The princess believed she could use the Cimmerian, it is rather she who will serve her interests ...

Sylvain Runberg and the prodigious draftsman Jae Kwang adapt one of Robert E. Howard's most ambitious and complex narratives. An adventure where epic battles, witchcraft and plots mingle in a fantasy, mystical and scary Orient.

Scriptwriter: Sylvain Runberg
Designer: Park Jae Kwang
Format: 275 x 365 mm
Pages: 72
29.50 €



AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #5 (of 5) 
Now available!

Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)

THE DEADLY TRUTH REVEALED!

* At last - the final showdown between Valeria and her quarry!
* But as VALERIA confronts the shocking revelations of her brother's death, what will this mean for her, and for the Knights of Mitra?
* All your questions will be answered!
Plus: The final chapter of the all-new novella "THE FALL OF THOTH-AMON."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #12 
Now available!

Frank Tieri (Writer)
Andrea Di Vito (Art)
Dave Wilkens (Cover)
Patch Zircher (Variant Cover)

A DEMON IN ARGOS!

* After witnessing a heinous crime, CONAN hunts down a mysterious demonic sect.
* But whatever his intentions, Conan may well doom the nation if he doesn't solve the mystery in time!
* An epic quest across the Kothian Hills and a surprise twist!
* Plus: The concluding chapter of the all-new novella "THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


Barbarian Life: 
A Literary Biography of Conan the Barbarian (Volume Two) 
by Roy Thomas (Author), Bob McLain (Editor)
Now available!

Know Again, O Reader...
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 this second of three volumes, Roy Thomas explains the creative process behind nearly 50 issues (#52–#100) of Conan the Barbarian. Roy talks about how he plotted and scripted each issue, devised new adventures for Conan that expanded Howard's original stories into a world-spanning epic, and worked with such Conan artists and inkers as John Buscema, Gil Kane, Ernie Chan, and George Roussos.

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

Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
$19.95

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

New at Howard Works

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
Chiodi Rossi (1995)
Featuring:   "Red Nails"
http://howardworks.com/Chiodi_Rossi-Newton_Compton.html


Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
Chiodi Rossi  (2012 & 2018)
Featuring:   "Red Nails"
http://howardworks.com/Chiodi_Rossi-Newton_Compton-2012-2018.html


Fiction House Press
Magazine of Horror #17   (2019)
Featuring:   "Dermod's Bane"
http://howardworks.com/magazineofhorror17-FictionHousePress.html


Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 23
Featuring: 
"The Pool of the Black One" (Part 2 of 2)
"The Striking of the Gong"
"Tarentella" (poem, lines 32-37)
http://howardworks.com/SavageSwordofConanV1N23-Marvel.html




Wednesday, December 4, 2019

SAVAGE AVENGERS #8 (Featuring Conan) 
Now available!

Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

Conan hates wizards, but this holiday he has to deal with both Dr. Strange & Dr. Doom.
Ho-ho-holy $@#%!
Can these three set aside their differences to deal with Kulan Gath, the name on the top of their naughty list?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


TRUE BELIEVERS: 
SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #3
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #0 
Now available!

Roy Thomas & Gerry Conway (Writers)
Gil Kane & Ernie Chan (Art)
Gil Kane (Cover)

Witness one of James Allison’s past lives in this adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s classic!
Reprinting Supernatural Thrillers (1973) #3

Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00


CONAN: SERPENT WAR #1 
Now available!

Jim Zub (Writer)
Scot Eaton (Art)
Carlos Pacheco (Cover)
Neal Adams (Variant Cover)

JAMES ALLISON will soon die. But it’s not his first death. He’s lived many lives, in many places – lives he can recall in vivid detail. But when an Elder God called the WYRM reaches across time to James, an ages-spanning quest begins! The serpent god SET plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and only the chosen warriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him: CONAN THE BARBARIAN, SOLOMON KANE, DARK AGNES, and the man known as MOON KNIGHT! In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard’s characters join forces along with Marvel’s Moon Knight, in an all-new saga built on REH and Marvel lore from across the ages!

In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard's characters join forces along with Marvel's Moon Knight, in an all-new saga built on REH and Marvel lore from across the ages!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99



Monday, December 2, 2019

Upcoming REH related publications.
Target ship dates as of 12/02/2019
All dates are subject to change.

Available since last update (11/01/2019)
AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #4 (Marvel)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11 (Marvel)
CONAN 2099 #1 (Marvel)
SAVAGE AVENGERS #7 (Marvel)
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN:
    THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC (Marvel)
SAVAGE AVENGERS VOLUME 1: CITY OF SICKELS TPB (Marvel)
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #11 (Marvel)

In your future

12/04/2019
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #1 (of 4)(Marvel)
SAVAGE AVENGERS #8 (Marvel)
TRUE BELIEVERS: SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #3 - CONAN: SERPENT WAR #0 (Marvel)

12/11/2019
AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #5 (of 5)(Marvel)
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #12 (Marvel)

12/18/2019
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #12 (Marvel)
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #2 (of 4) (Marvel)

01/01/2020
CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON TPB (Marvel)
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: THE BATTLE OF SHAMLA PASS TPB

01/08/2020
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #3 (of 4) (Marvel)

01/15/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN:
     THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 (Marvel)
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: CONAN THE GAMBLER TPB (Marvel)
SAVAGE AVENGERS #9 (Marvel)

01/22/2020
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #4 (of 4)(Marvel)

02/05/2020
CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #1 (OF 5) (Marvel)
DARK AGNES #1 (OF 5)(Marvel)

02/12/2020
SAVAGE AVENGERS #10 (Marvel)

02/19/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13 (Marvel)

03/18/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN VOLUME 2:
    THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN BOOK TWO TPB (Marvel)

05/20/2020
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN:
     THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 (Marvel)

To Be Announced
CONAN AND THE LIVING PLAGUE (Titan)


Sunday, December 1, 2019

New at Howard Works

Letterelettriche (Italian)
Lost Tales: Sword & Sorcery Numero 2
Featuring:   "Solomon Kane's Homecoming (1, poem)
http://howardworks.com/Lost_Tales_Sword_and_Sorcery_Numero_2-Letterelettriche.html



Loescher Editore  (Italian)
Racconti Fantasy
Featuring:  "Red Nails"
http://howardworks.com/Racconti_Fantasy-Loescher_Editore.html


Thanks to Rusty Burke and REHupa for the info and scans.

Rusty Burke
Seanchai #51 (distributed in REHupa #99)
Featuring:  "The Road to Yesterday" (poem)
http://howardworks.com/Seanchai51-REHupa99-RustyBurke.html




Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 22
Featuring:   "The Pool of the Black One" (Part 1 of 2)
http://howardworks.com/SavageSwordofConanV1N22-Marvel.html



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CONAN 2099 #1 
Now available!

Gerry Duggan  (Writer)
Roge Antonio  (Art)
Geof Shaw (Cover)

EONS FROM HOME, THE BARBARIAN BATTLES THE CIVILIZATION OF 2099!
In the far flung future of 2099, will barbarism finally triumph over an endangered civilization? When CONAN THE BARBARIAN entered the Marvel Universe with the SAVAGE AVENGERS, he stayed to conquer and claim his kingship in modern times. Now cursed by a mystic to live beyond his years, when Conan’s new kingdom is threatened, he swings his blade once more! But as the calamity in 2099 bears down on his secluded realm, will the future shock unseat the barbarian king? An unforgettable chapter unlike anything you’ve ever seen in the saga of Conan!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99


Sunday, November 24, 2019

New at Howard Works

Il Re in Giallo (Italian) 
Il Re in Giallo 6
Featuring:
"The Symbol" (poem)
"A Crown for a King" (poem)
http://howardworks.com/Il_Re_in_Giallo6-Il_Re_in_Giallo.html


Letterelettriche (Italian)
Lost Tales Numero 0
Featuring:  "Hawks of Outremer"
http://howardworks.com/Lost_Tales_Numero_0-Letterelettriche.html


Fiction House Press
Magazine of Horror #21
Featuring:  "Kings of the Night"
http://howardworks.com/MagazineofHorror21-FictionHousePress.html


Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 21
Featuring:    "Drums of Tombalku"
http://howardworks.com/SavageSwordofConanV1N21-Marvel.html



Friday, November 22, 2019

Marvel Comics December Conan Solicitations 
for February 2020 and beyond!

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13 
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Roge Antonio
Cover by E.M. Gist

INTO THE CRUCIBLE AS THE MARCH TO KHITAI BEGINS!

Conan has faced many foes since leaving Cimmeria, but the greatest challenge lies ahead! A perfect jumping-on point for new readers as Conan finds himself in a city in the mystical Uttara Kuru, further on the eastern border than the young barbarian has ever traveled. And with the new city comes new dangers! Unfamiliar with the language, Conan inadvertently agrees to be the latest entrant to the Great Crucible. The people of the city support their foreign champion...but what deadly traps does the Crucible hold, and what will Conan sacrifice to overcome his ordeal?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 19.



CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #1 (OF 5) 
Saladin Ahmed (Writer) • Luke Ross (Art)
Cover by Mahmud Asrar
Variant Cover by Luke Ross
Variant Cover by Tony Daniel
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by John Buscema

A DEADLY QUEST AND A DARING HEIST…IN THE AGE OF MARVELS!

CONAN wanders the desert, and as he reaches the city, no Stygian temple nor Vendyhan fortress greets him. No, something far stranger: the lights of fabulous Las Vegas! Conan is far from home, and it’s time for him to tread the thrones of the Marvel Universe under his sandaled feet!

The City of Sin is just the beginning for Conan’s solo jaunt by Eisner award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN) and Luke Ross (STAR WARS: ALLEGIANCE, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN), as the barbarian finds himself on a quest for a relic that predates even his Hyborian Age: the Serpent Crown of Atlantis! But will his battle for this crown earn Conan his own kingdom, or doom him to a nefarious trap set forth by MEPHISTO? Featuring a wide array of Marvel heroes and villains, this is an adventure you can’t afford to miss!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 5.



DARK AGNES #1 (OF 5) 
Becky Cloonan (Writer) • Luca Pizzari (Art)
Cover by Stephanie Hans
Variant Cover by Becky Cloonan
Variant Cover by  Alan Davis

ROBERT E. HOWARD’S SWORDSWOMAN IN HER FIRST SOLO COMIC SERIES!

Forced into an arranged marriage, Agnes de Chastillon took matters into her own violent hands to free herself from the yoke of a life she never wanted. Now, the woman known as DARK AGNES, along with her mercenary partner ETIENNE VILLIERS, make their way through 16th century France as sellswords on their way to join the wars in Italy, where the real money is! But when Etienne is captured by the DUKE OF ALENCON’s forces and set for execution, it’s up to Dark Agnes to save the day! But what evil designs are being enacted on Agnes, and will she doom herself by saving Etienne?

An all-new story following up Robert E. Howard’s tales, the swashbuckling saga of DARK AGNES in Marvel Comics starts here!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 5.



SAVAGE AVENGERS #10 (Featuring Conan)  
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

The Quest to Kill Kulan Gath Part 2

Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom and Conan the Barbarian set out to kill Kulan Gath before he grows stronger! The team-up you never knew you couldn’t live without concludes. We hope you’ll be okay.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 12.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN VOLUME 2: 
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN BOOK TWO TPB
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Mahmud Asrar, Gerardo Zaffino & Garry Brown
Cover by Esad Ribic

Conan is dead! Long live Conan! “The Life and Death of Conan” concludes! Beyond his lusts for ale, battle and gold, many women have captured Conan the Barbarian’s heart over the years. But nothing is sacred when the Crimson Witch strikes — and twists what is truly best in life! Then, Conan returns home to Cimmeria…but things aren’t exactly as he remembers them! Is he that out of touch — or is he falling into the trap of the wizard Thoth-Amon?! Beasts from the past rear their fearsome heads, and the Barbarian meets his ultimate fate — but what lies beyond? Could it be…Crom?! Conan comes face-to-face with his god, but Crom does not care for the fate of any mortal — unless that mortal forces him to! Prepare for the literal battle of a lifetime!

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2019) #7-12.

Full Color, 136 pages, $17.99, On sale March 18.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Conan le Cimmérien - Le Peuple du Cercle Noir
The People of the Black Circle
Now available!

In the kingdom of Vendhya, when the king has just been defeated by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha, his sister, Yasmina, decides to avenge her ... She decides, to take care of it, to make contact with Conan, then head of afghuli tribe. But while many of his warriors have just been killed by the men of the kingdom of Vendhya, he has other plans in mind. The princess believed she could use the Cimmerian, it is rather she who will serve her interests ...

Sylvain Runberg and the prodigious draftsman Jae Kwang adapt one of Robert E. Howard's most ambitious and complex narratives. An adventure where epic battles, witchcraft and plots mingle in a fantasy, mystical and scary Orient.

Scriptwriter: Sylvain Runberg
Designer: Park Jae Kwang
Format: 240 x 320 mm
Pages: 80
14.95 €



Sunday, November 17, 2019

El Borak the Swift & The Iron Terror 
By Todd B. Vick

New post at the On An Underwood No. 5 blog.
https://onanunderwood5.blogspot.com/2019/11/el-borak-swift-iron-terror-by-todd-b.html





New at Howard Works

Garden Editoriale (Italian)
Horror Story 4
Featuring: "The Man on the Ground"
http://howardworks.com/Horror_Story4-GardenEditoriale.html


Il Cerchio Iniziative Editoriali  (Italian)
Orrore A Faring Town
Featuring:
"Out of the Deep"
"A Legend of Faring Town" (poem)
"Sea Curse"
http://howardworks.com/Orrore_A_Faring_Town-Il_Cerchio_Iniziative_Editoriali.html


Thanks to Rusty Burke and REHupa for the info and scans.

Rusty Burke
Seanchai #47 (distributed in REHupa #95)
Featuring:  "The Road to Yesterday" (poem)
http://howardworks.com/Seanchai47-REHupa95-RustyBurke.html



Marvel Comics
Kull the Destroyer #11
Featuring:   "By This Axe I Rule!"
http://howardworks.com/KulltheDestroyerV1N11-Marvel.html