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thedarkman

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In Topic: The Legend of Conan - Arnold Schwarzenegger Back as Conan

24 November 2014 - 03:05 PM

Yeah, Arnold has a "feel" for Conan alright, but only Hollywood/Milius/Comicbook/Silly Conan. No sign of REH's grim, savage hero to be found here folks. Now, don't get me wrong, I loved Conan '82; the best barbarian/fantasy film to date. At the very least, it put Conan on the movie map and introduced more than a few fans into REH's fantastic worlds. Jason Mamoa "got" Conan far more than Arnie, but was trapped in a quagmire of a crappy movie. If this movie is gonna happen, let's get it over with and hope it does good enough at the box office to green-light a "real" REH movie adaption.

In Topic: Good Novels/Fiction About Vikings

16 November 2014 - 09:45 PM

Check out Giles Kristian's Raven trilogy. I am currently deep into book 2 (Sons of Thunder) and let me tell ya, these books kick ass! The fight scene between the Viking leader and a Wessexman champion warrior is amazing. One of the hardest hitting, bone crunching, eyeball-yanking, blood-spurting fights you will read this side of Tim Willocks' The Religion...yeah, it's that good! And the best part? Giles is hard at work on book two of a second Viking trilogy- a sort of prequel to the Raven trilogy. Me likey Vikings!


In Topic: What Are You Reading Right Now?

16 November 2014 - 09:18 PM

Raven; Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian. The first book (Raven; Blood Eye) was pretty good, but this second part of the trilogy is even better!


In Topic: Stephen Fabian: One of the Great Illustrators of REH

25 October 2014 - 01:29 AM

Re-upping Mr. Fabian's thread...

 

IMO (disregarding all the incredible work he's done illustrating the prose of Merritt, Vance and others), Stephen Fabian is quite possibly the greatest "Howardian" artist out there. Don't get me wrong. My favorite fantasy artist WILL ALWAYS BE FRANK FRAZETTA.

 

That said, Fabian has done illos for EVERY "major" Robert E. Howard character and quite a few "minor" ones (though I'd disagree that Eithriall the Gaul or Donn Othna are "minor").

 

Stephen Fabian is a major talent. I'm very glad I got to tell him that at the 2006 World Fantasy Convention.   :)

 

 

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This is from the "Raum" book, but just as easily an Aquilonian or Nemedian lancer.

I have had this book on my shelf for several years, and finally opened it up the other day for the first time; surprise! Despite the really unimpressive cover art, the interior art is excellent. I hope the story is as good as the art. Anyone read this one yet?


In Topic: NC Wyeth: Major Artist of the 20th Century (Frazetta Influence)

25 October 2014 - 01:21 AM

 

My favorite 'The First Cargo'

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Between the swords, helms and shaven chins, it actually is as good a painting of Gauls/Keltoi as "Vikings". Great stuff, regardless.

Even if real Vikings never had horned helms, Duece is right; these boys mean business! Has the look of an old-school pulp adventure tale.