Wednesday, December 25, 2013

From all of us at "CROM: The Ultimate Conan fan blog"

We want each and every one of you to have a safe and happy Merry Christmas...or whatever it is you do to enjoy your holiday!!! Enjoy...-Love Mikey D!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Origins of Conan : Youtube video

A fair breakdown of our favorite son of Cimmeria  BUT... " Pheonix of the sword? "  C'mon he could have gotten that right!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I found this at a site/blog called "Eight-Bit Nerds" It makes for a nice graphic...not certain who the artist is...but there is an identifying signature on the piece.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

sanjulian: King Conan, The hour of the Dragon

sanjulian: King Conan, The hour of the Dragon

I can definitely say this needs to be a full sized poster print...It's a beautiful piece of art.  Like anything Master Sanjulian does.
Visit his astounded.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger Relives Famous Quotes! (2013) [HD Compilation]

  Arnold quotes some his most famous one liners then pumps some IRON!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Conan: Hyborian Age Music | VK

Hi folks Mikey here...over the past few months I have received some very cool links and art all related of course to our blood spattered , Broadsword wielding son of Cimmeria REH's own CONAN ... why just today I received this e-mail and link to a very cool social networking site dedicated to Conan themed music. I invite you all to explore and visit. Thank you so much Eugene Klein for sharing with us.
"юрий клейн" To Me Today at 4:29 PM " Hi there! You know, there's a special page on a Russian social network VK ( which is collecting Conan-themed music. I thought, you as Conan-related bloggers should take a point."  Click on the link below and let it lead you into Battle!!!

Conan: Hyborian Age Music | VK

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Keith Davis shared with us ( The Followers of CROM ) his nifty blog where he takes quotes from the film ( 1982 CTB )  and makes montage / collages mixed with interesting art and imagery.  I perused the blog...and I like it.  Feel free to visit Keith's blog just go to : Thank you for sharing Keith...very creative.

CONAN vs the JLA !!!

         Wonderful thing about the internet is there is never a shortage of material to discover and look at the axe in Flash's head!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Conan Meets Cthulhu?

For those of us that enjoy Conan and throwing the dice around the table, or perhaps you are curious what the Hyborian world would be like with even a heavier Lovecraft influence than normal:

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Neal Adams SAVAGE II sketchbook

A few months back I picked up this cool Neal Adams sketchbook at my local comic is some of the SAVAGE and BARBARIC art you can find inside.  You can find these sketchbooks on ebay for about 20 may even find them on Amazon or some other book club site.  There are plenty more cool images in the book itself...this is just a tease. If you are a fan of CONAN,NEAL ADAMS or just great art this is a must have!!!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Conan - cosplay

                                     Trust me...if I looked good in a bearskin...I'd be here too. 

                                   I love this Red Sonja and this Masters of the Universe chick!!!
                                                             She looks nice too... ;)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A few more CONAN at random images....

Just buzzing around looking up pics on ebay and google searches... I came across these images and would like to share...we should always share our CONAN.
 The art in this sketch book is by a man named Rich Woodall...great work Rich!!!
 This one is by CONAN artist Mike Hawthorne...he got me good on April 1st two years ago
 A couple of foreign editions utilizing Gil Kane/Ernie Chan art.  I like the recoloring.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

conan the barbarian motion comic movie pt.1

You can find the rest of the story @ youtube.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

" An age undreamed of "

I am totally fascinated and would love to one day own one of these.  A few would be cool...being they are scarce I doubt I'll ever find one.
  Go to:

The blog " An age undreamed of " and read more about these fantastic predessesors to The CONAN the Barbarian comic books we all know and love today!!!
Props to Cromsblood for regularly sharing each and every time he comes across new UNDREAMED OF material and shares with us!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Robert E. Howard the American Tolkien...

I was visiting my local comic book store this past Saturday and picked up a few things.  As I was paying I noticed on the wall behind the register a copy of " Famous Monsters of Filmland"  # 265 to be precise.  I noticed Gollum...I asked to see it and the store owner handed it to me and I noticed it was a Sanjulian painting.  So I bought it expecting a nice article on the new HOBBIT film that was out recently.  When I got it home I was totally surprised to see upon reading the table of contents if there were a Magazine to buy by accident or chance it is this one.

There were articles about Quentin Tarantino,The Hobbit,Bakshi's LOR,Forrest J. Ackerman,PSYCHO and of all things that made my purchase even more of an unexpected treat...ROBERT E. HOWARD in an article called The "AMERICAN J.R.R.  TOLKIEN"  for many years I have always compared Howard to Tolkien myself.  I have had many a conversation with Tolkien fans about CONAN and how they should read a true HOWARD CONAN yarn. 
           One instance I can remember...I was talking with someone who was talking about how intellectual Tolkien's stories were and how his stories are discussed by Professors of lierature at great Universities around the world.  I told him that in my opinion Tolkien's writing was verbose and too descript to hold my attention ( His descriptions of forests and hills and mountain sides and ornate castles were a bit overly descript and I got bored and had to slog through the story to get to the faster moving parts of the tale only to find there was actually no faster moving parts of the tale.  It was like having a discussion with an Ent about whether or not to have a discussion ) 
            Bottom line...there really is no better writer at all in this great world and in the history of literature or written fiction.  It is all preference. 
          About two years later the guy I had this discussion with told me he bought a CONAN pastiche and read it and really enjoyed it. He also noted that the pace was more even and steady...I was pleased to give him an I told you so.  ( There is only so much description one can put into something before you begin to lose interest )  My point of view on the subject is this...Tolkien...Like Howard created a world people could get lost in.  Tolkien's world is full of magic and magical peoples...HOWARD's world...was full of grit and realism and strayed away magic.  Like CONAN who hated magics.  Tolkien wrote stories where magic played a major part.  Howard wrote stories where magic was just a tool and the hero always had to overcome great obstacles with his wits and bare hands.  Who is better?  I am not qualified to judge.
      For those of you who are CONAN completists...I recommend you go out and obtain this magazine.
Expand your Horizons and read more by CROM!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

- In Memorium - Dan Adkins -

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I inform the followers here at CROM that another great comic book legend and master draftsman Dan Adkins has passed away.  I never knew the man nor have I ever met him but his work always left me reeling. His skill was incredible and I always loved the work he did whether he was inking someone's work or creating his own work he always came through ( Never in doubt ) with beautiful art. 
     Dan had been around the Marvel comics offices contributing to the creations we all know and love since the inception of the Marvel Age.  His Conan portfolio is one of the long sought after pieces I long to add to my collection.  One day perhaps I will obtain it.
     Below is some text that I copied from wikipedia :

In 1964, during the period comic-book fans and historians call the Silver Age of Comics, Adkins joined the Wally Wood Studio as Wood's assistant. Wood and Adkins collaborated on a series of stories for Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror-comics magazines Creepy and Eerie. Adkins was among the original artists of Wood's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, for Tower Comics, drawing many Dynamo stories during his 16 months in the Wood Studio.[1]
His work as a penciler and inker appeared in 816 comic books, and he inked over 70 artists in the comics industry. He drew 132 covers for Marvel Comics, in addition to his many pages for Doctor Strange and other Marvel titles. Adkins has worked for a variety of comics publishers, including Charlton Comics, DC Comics (Aquaman, Batman), Dell Comics/Western Publishing, Eclipse Comics, Harvey Comics, Marvel, and Pacific Comics.[1]
In addition to penciling and inking, Adkins has also done cover paintings, including Amazing Stories, Eerie (issue 12) and Famous Monsters of Filmland (issues 42, 44). His magazine illustrations have been published in Argosy (with Wood), Amazing Stories, Fantastic, Galaxy Science Fiction, Infinity, Monster Parade, Science-Fiction Adventures, Spectrum, Worlds of If and other magazines

As you can see Mr. Adkins was a well rounded and experienced professional - You will be missed sir...God bless...Rest in peace.    ( March / 1937 - May / 2013 )

Friday, April 5, 2013


I found these bad ass Conan sketches on " Loston's Sketch blog "  Loston Wallace is ( Like me ) a Kubert school alumn.  Loston Garduated from The Joe Kubert school about 5 years after my tenure there.  Loston has worked for animation studio's,just about every comic book company that counts and has worked for those companies that put out those little golden books that produce the animated versions of Superman and Batman ( Bruce Timm style ).... I love Lostons loose and dark style in these Conan sketches it is very complementary the the spirit of the character and is exactly what we expect CONAN to look like...Big Brawny and SAVAGE...enjoy the work of Loston Wallace.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


An editorial cartoon from the pages of a 1983 issue of Comics Journal # 85 by Chas Gillen.  I was doing some research and stumbled across it.  I think Chas. did an excellent job portraying CONAN in a very John Buscema/Ernie Chan - esque style...Hagar came out nice too lol

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Another CONAN gag..."CONAN the Commuter"

by Paul Smith...from an issue of Marvel Age.  Thank you to "Marvel Comics of the 1980's the blog"
These need to be shared.... I thank CROM that there is such a thing as the WEB,THE NET,THE INTER WEB and or..THE INTERNET!!!  Especially Blogger, because where by Hell else would I be able to find these long sought after CONAN gags without going page by page through every issue of MARVEL AGE in order to find them? Thanks again my friends.