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Template:See alsoTemplate:Superherobox Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard was first adapted into comics published by Marvel Comics beginning with the series Conan the Barbarian in 1970. Since 2003, Conan has been published by Dark Horse Comics.

  == ====Marvel Comics==== ==

Main article: Conan (Marvel Comics)Marvel Comics introduced a fairly faithful version of Conan in 1970 with Conan the Barbarian, written by Roy Thomas with art initially by Barry Windsor-Smith, then John Buscema and Ernie Chan (aka Ernie Chua). The highly successful Conan the Barbarian series spawned the more adult, black-and-white Savage Sword of Conan in 1974, by Thomas, Buscema, and Alfredo Alcala. Savage Sword of Conan soon became one of the most popular comic series in the 1970s and is now considered a cult classic. The Marvel Conan stories were also adapted as a newspaper comic strip which appeared daily and Sunday from September 4, 1978, to April 12, 1981. Originally written by Roy Thomas and illustrated by John Buscema, the strip was continued by several different Marvel artists and writers. Other Marvel Conan titles over the years include Savage Tales (1971 – 1975, issues 1-5 only), Giant-Size Conan (1974–1975), King Conan/Conan the King (1980–1989), Conan the Adventurer (1994 – 1995), Conan (1995 – 1996), and Conan the Savage (1995 – 1996). 

Dark Horse Comics[]

Main article: Conan (Dark Horse Comics)

An interior panel of Conan comic adaptation by Dark Horse Comics featuring the art of Cary Nord and Thomas Yeates.

 Dark Horse Comics began their take on Conan in 2003. The first comic series published was written by Kurt Busiek and Tim Truman and pencilled by Cary Nord and Tomas Giorello. This was followed by Conan the Cimmerian, written by Tim Truman and pencilled by Tomas Giorello, Richard Corben and José Villarrubia. This series is a fresh interpretation, based solely on the works of Robert E. Howard and on the Dale Rippke chronology, with no connection to the large Marvel run.  Dark Horse Comics is also publishing digitally re-coloured compilations of the 1970s Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian series in graphic-novel format, by Roy Thomas (writer), Barry Windsor-Smith, John Buscema, Ernie Chan (artists) and others.  
Creative teams[]
  • Kurt Busiek (writer) and Cary Nord (artist) (2003-2006)*Tim Truman (writer) and Cary Nord (artist) (2007)*Tim Truman (writer) and Tomas Giorello (artist) (2008)*Tim Truman (writer) and Tomas Giorello (artist), Richard Corben (artist 2008), José Villarrubia (colorist) (2008-) 
  • 2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards:Best Single Issue or One-Shot: Conan #0: The Legend*2004 Eagle Awards:Favourite new comicbook: Conan


Core appearances[]
  • Robert E Howard's Conan: The Frost Giant's Daughter 
  • Collected in
    • Conan The Barbarian Volume 4.
    • The Chronicles of Conan Volume 2: Rogues in the House and Other Stories.|-| Savage Sword of Conan|  #1|
  • Collected in The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 3.|-| Dark Horse| Conan| #2| 
  • Reprinted as Robert E. Howard's Conan: The Frost Giant's Daughter.
  • Collected in Conan Volume 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories.|-| rowspan="2" | The God in the Bowl| Marvel| Conan the Barbarian| #7| 
  • Collected in The Chronicles of Conan Volume 1: The Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories|-| Dark Horse| Conan| #10 & #11.| 
  • Collected in Conan Volume 2: The God in the Bowl And Other Stories.|-| The Tower of the Elephant| Dark Horse| Conan| #20 - #22.|-|The Hall of the Dead| Dark Horse| Conan| #29 - 31.|-| Rogues in the House| Dark Horse| Conan| #41 - 44.|-| The Hand of Nergal| Dark Horse| Conan| #47 - 50.|} 

Miscellaneous or parody appearances[]

  • National Lampoon (May 1972)
  • Mad Magazine #235, December 1982, Conehead the Barbituate by Dick De Bartolo and Don Martin.
  • Mad Magazine date unknown: Superhero High School (with Archie's Jughead)
  • Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! (DC, 1982), issue 7. Written by Roy Thomas: Bow-Zar the Barkbarian.
  • What The--?! # 12 versus Groo (Goo) among others such as Hot Stuff and Yogi the Bear and Frosty the Snowman.
  • UHF in a dream sequence titled Conan the Librarian (1989). 



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