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thedarkman

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In Topic: "Day Of The Lion" by Karl Edward Wagner

11 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

Question (for docpod perhaps?); who owns this outline? The Wagner estate, or CPI? It seems this would be something Conan fans everywhere would love to see completed by a good writer who understands Conan, Howard and pulp adventure in general. Say, someone like John C. Hocking? Just saying...


In Topic: New Conan Tales

11 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

 

Michael Stackpole wrote a novel based on the sceenplay of the 2011 Conan the Barbarian film, called Conan the barbarian.

 

And, it was quite good.  He added a lot about Conan's early life, before he left Cimmeria, and brought in his grandfather.  I enjoyed the book.

I have to agree; Stackpole did a great job with a less than inspiring plot. The novelization had smooth flow and coherent scenes, plus a few added scenes not in the movie. This is one of the better Conan pastiche novels-if only the movie had turned out as good...


In Topic: Questions With CPI

11 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

Jay; Still looking forward to any projects that Paradox has in the works. Just giving the fans even a little whiff of a rumor would be awesome. I think there is plenty of support for more print adventures, especially if other heroes are explored. The Howard Universe is vast and rich with unique characters; throw us a bone Jay!


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

06 August 2014 - 07:17 AM

This film will never happen, based solely on the "numbers" of Arnold's last few films. Conan 82 was a modest hit back then, and if the new Terminator film does not do super box office, say good bye to an "icon". Hollywood simply won't waste the time, effort or money. I like Arnold, but his days of being a major action star are over, at least in the same capacity as he was in the 80's. I just can't see this project getting off the ground.

In Topic: Del Rey Robert E. Howard Thread

24 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

I still have most of the Ace re-prints, but they are getting rough. As long as they were clearly defined as pastiche/re-written Conan works, I wouldn't mind having them in some sort of omnibus collection to put on my shelf-but I would settle for e-book format.

My Del Rey copies are still mint, despite much use, and they look great on my shelf!