I respect your choice not to read Howard's yarns, but I can tell you which short-stories about Conan that are more toward your tastes if you wished.
I would love to see a new Conan movie, but I would have to say that I would want it to be more true to Robert E. Howard's vision, and that would mean no family-friendly setup.
There have been rumors regarding a new movie. One was that the brothers who made The Matrix movies was involved, and another was that Sly Stallone was to play Conan.
Also, there is a new cartoon movie based from Howard's short-story called Red Nails in production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485621/
Also, there is a video game Conan on PS3 and 360, but it shows bare breasts in the game. So, I don't know if you'd be interested in that.
But, please do me a favor and go to wikipedia and look up Howard's stories on Conan, Kull, Bran Mak Morn, and Soloman Kane and read the synopsis for each story and pick some you may like and at least check them out.
Sure Lonesome, in fact some people have already been filling me in on some of the older materials that are fairly descent, including the Marvel Conan The Barbarian comics. I'm more of a comic book fan when it comes to heroes like He-Man, Conan and Thor than I am of text books.
BTW I am aware of the M rated Conan game but due to my faith and personal ideas I stayed away from that. However I've played the first Halo and the first Fable, but although they were M rated they were free from sexual content and further I've not played any other M rated games besides those two. On the other hand I helped lobby for a T rated game and along the other protesters I feel that our voice was heard by the guys at Bungie in the Halo Wars getting a T rating.
I have found a lot of support in various forums and other places for a new animated series on Conan the Barbarian that would follow in the steps of Conan The Adventure (1990's Conan cartoon), however I think Cartoon Network might be the only station willing to air it as they are bent on increasing their action, adventure genre that is now going strong with programs like Naruto, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Ben10 Alien Force.
I also feel that there is a need for T and E10+ rated Conan the Barbarian games as a younger audience is gathering day by day for Conan and especially after Barack OBama expressed his liking for Conan the Barbarian and Spider-Man in the same sentence.
I'm not so sure which will come first to the box office because Conan the Barbarian seems to be in hiatus while production on Greyskull: Masters of the Universe seems to be nearing finalization and to my pleasure I've also learned that it (Greyskull: MOTU) will be a lot like LOTR and Narnia. I'm also hoping that Jerry Bruckheimer if not Peter Jackson or Andrew Adamson will produce the Conan movie because I really like what he did with Pirates of the Caribbean and if he did such a wonderful job with Pirates and National Treasure than I know he can really make something out of Conan the Barbarian and besides he is already being praised for his work with Prince of Persia.
Dark Horse has the redone issues of the Marvel Conan comics in their ongoing series of graphic novels. The art is remastered as well, but the rest is original. I highly recommend looking into those. The run with Roy Thomas as writer and Big John Buscema as penciler are epic.
I had alot of these figures that came with the old cartoon. I only have two left from my childhood and they are of Conan and Set (or what it Wrath-Amon?)
That picture is not mine, and I can't seem to find one for the villian. I need to take some pictures of them when I get them outta storage.
Here are the short stories of Conan by Robert E. Howard:
The Phoenix on the Sword
The Scarlet Citadel
The Tower of the Elephant
Xuthal of the Dusk
The Pool of the Black One
Rogues in the House
Iron Shadows in the Moon
Queen of the Black Coast
The Devil in Iron
The People of the Black Circle
A Witch Shall Be Born
Jewels of Gwahlur
Beyond the Black River
Man-Eaters of Zamboula (or Shadows in Zamboula)
The Hour of the Dragon
The Frost Giant's Daughter
The God in the Bowl
The Vale of Lost Women
The Black Stranger
The Snout in the Dark*
Drums of Tombalku*
The Hall of the Dead*
The Hand of Nergal*
The * means that those stories were not finished before he died. But, they are still collected in the Del Rey books.
I recommend that you get the first book in the Del Rey collection and read The Tower of the Elephant, Phoenix on the Sword, and The Queen of the Black Coast first.
Here are his Kull of Atlantis stories:
The Shadow Kingdom
The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune
The Alter and the Scorpion
The Black City
By This Axe, I Rule
The Curse of the Golden Skull
Exile of Atlantis
The Skull of Silence
The Striking of the Gong
Swords of the Purple Kingdom
The King and the Oak (A poem)
Here are his stories that revolve around his Pictish King, Bran Mak Morn:
Kings of the Night
The Dark Man
Worms of the Earth
Men of the Shadows
Bran Mak Morn
The Children of the Night
And, here is the stories about his Puritan hero who traveled the globe destroying evil; Solomon Kane!
Skulls in the Stars
Rattle of Bones
The Moon of Skulls
Hills of the Dead
The Footfalls Within
Wings in the Night
Blades of the Brotherhood
The Right Hand of Doom
Death's Black Riders*
The Castle of the Devil*
The Children of Asshur* (Watch that be censored!)
The Hawk of Basti*
The One Black Stain (Poem)
The Return of Sir Richard Grenville (Poem)
Solomon Kane's Homecoming (Poem)
Again, * means unfinished works. Also, I have every one of these stories, and if you are interested in one. I will gladly write a short synopsis for you.
And, did you know that Robert E. Howard also wrote westerns?
Leave it to beaver was alright I liked Whitey
but this episode took the cake
I'll have to see if I can find some of the remastered Marvel Comics at Barnes and Noble or Books A Million. I also think that The Scarlet Citadel, Kings of the Night and Wings of the Night sound like good titles. I would like to see synopsis (if only it is not inconvenient for you) of those and is it possible to find some of the books you listed at a store like Barnes and Noble?
BTW how do you feel about Jerry Bruckheimer handling a Conan The Barbarian movie after seeing his work with Pirates of the Caribbean and Prince of Persia and what is your opinion regarding the 2002 Cartoon Network He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and how do you feel about the new Greyskull: Masters of the Universe movie?
Yes, you can find them at a store like Barnes and Noble. If you go to the store you may need to ask them to order the ones you want.
Here are the books:
The Conquering Sword of Conan
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
The Bloody Crown of Conan
Bran Mak Morn: The Last King
Kull: King of Antlantis
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane
Those six books contain every story that I listed in my previous post.
Here is some information for The Scarlet Citadel.
The Scarlet Citadel" was the second Conan story to be printed by Weird Tales magazine and involves an older, wiser Conan as king of Aquilonia. King Conan receives a call for help from Amalrus, the ruler of neighbouring Ophir, who claims that Stradabonus, the king of Koth, is threatening his border.
When Conan marches to the aid of Amalrus with five thousand Aquilonian knights, the planned campaign is revealed to be a trap as Amalrus and Strabonus are working together to destroy Conan with the assistance of a Kothian wizard named Tsotha-lanti. The Aquilonian knights are cut to pieces and, having been taken prisoner, Conan is imprisoned in a Korshemish dungeon. This dungeon is used by the imperial wizard Tsotha-lanti for nefarious experiments and the story is largely a dark tour of that dungeon as Conan tries to escape.
In the dungeon, Conan frees Pelias, a former rival of Tsotha-lanti, who helps Conan to escape imprisonment and regain the throne of Aquilonia. The story climaxes in a gigantic battle with Tsotha-lanti meeting a grisly fate at the talons of Pelias.
That text was taken from it's wiki-page. Now, in my opinion; I adore this story. Conan faces a classic foe deep within the dungeon. The yarn has a good adventure element to it, and is classic purple prose.
Also, here is a painting by Frank Frazetta for the story:
Kings of the Night is about Bran Mak Morn the Pictish King during the dawn of the Roman Empire.
We are let known, that Bran and his people are the descendants of the savage Picts during Conan's time. Also the yarn explores how Bran Mak Morn is the descendant of Brule the Spear-Slayer (Who was friend and comrade to Kull thousands of years before.)
Here is a painting of Bran Mak Morn:
It's been a long time since I have read the Solomon Kane tales, and I can't remember that much about Wings in the Night. But, this is from Wikipedia.
First published in Weird Tales, July 1932. In Africa again, Kane comes across an entire village wiped out, and all of the roofs have been ripped off, as if by something was trying to get inside from above.
Here is a painting of Solomon Kane:
Also, I would not mind seeing Jerry Bruckheimer direct a Conan movie, but I would still rather see Peter Jackson do it. I think Jackson would handle the subject matter better. In all of Howard's Conan tales there is one main theme and that is that barbarianism is the natural state of mankind, and that barbarianism will always triumph over civilization. The civilized world is in truth more dirty, and back-stabbing then savagery, and that the political rulers are more corrupt than any barbarian.
I think Jackson could handle that better.
Now, I would like to see Bruckheimer direct a Dragon Lance movie!
That's one thing i like about Barnes and Nobles they have a lot of my favorite old Books and Movies, a lot of the movies that are there are old shows that my Dad watched as a child, out of all the favorite shows my dad watched it was Zorro staring Guy Williams, my dad LOVED that show and so does my mother, brother and myself.
And my Family loves Lost in Space, my mother's favorite character is Doctor Smith, i like him as well i think Doctor Smith is a really funny character. I think if Doctor Smith was never in the film i think the TV Series would not have gotten a lot of attention from the fans, But with the all the characters in the series it makes it wonderful A+.
Bonanza is one of the best western TV series out there as well in my point of view no bad words just a wholesome series it teaches you morals, wisdom, discernment and right and wrong its just a wonderful show as well, you wont feel bad after watching a episode and thinking to yourself i really should have watched something els.
Another one of my favorite shows is Daniel Boone staring Fess Parker i found out about the series well my dad told me and now i enjoy the show, the series teaches you as well morals and other things. if you want to see a good show that's the one to see as well, now you can hardly find a show that's worth while and you wont feel bad after watching the show:hat: .
I all so like the movie he stars in Davy Crockett
Oh and BTW the reason i have not been on is because I'm sick with this Virus i got from eating dairy, my dad bought some yogurt and it said K but it was not and after we ate it my mom read the ingredients i almost fainted.:(
Plz don't think i have the SWINE FLU PEOPLE WILL BE HAULING MY MOM AND I OFF BECAUSE WERE SICK!
Me and my dad enjoy Bonanza as well as Gunsmoke and other old western shows.
I have a ton of old cartoons on DVD from the 80's. Such as Transformers, G.I Joe, Captain N the Game Master, Mario's Cartoons and so on. Garfield and Friends was pure classic in my opinion.
My grandmother was a fan of Gunsmoke not anymore do she passed away when i was 3 i still remember her even do i was small. I watched the show sometimes, but my mother doesn't like the show because its to violent. So i don't watch the show that much.
I like the A-Team as well it's a pretty good show.
T-Rated games, now endorsed by 'god'! :up: He doesn't like red pixels!
Lol, this topic is a million laughs.
I once watched all 166 episodes of the early 1960's show "Route 66".
My dad watched Route 66 when he was a young person, but i have never seen the TV series, maybe i will see the series some day. We have a channel called RTN and they show mostly every old TV shows you can think of. I'm sure some of you Indy fans know the Channel.
Well Lonesome Drifter, I'm sure you've been following Jerry Bruckheimer and his lasted project The Prince of Persia. Now after seeing what he has done so far with The Prince of Persia how do you feel now, as of today about him helming Conan the Barbarian. BTW what is Dragon Lance? Is it a newer adaption of Dungeons and Dragons?
I was only 14 when Toonami came out.
I remember Sci Fi Channel having a block called "Sci Fi Channel Cartoon Quest".
Nick use to air some pretty great blocks in the 80's and early to mid 90's. The SHOUT! Factory has relased the first season of Transformers on DVD and GI Joe cartoons are around the area also!
I would not mind him taking the reins for a new Conan movie. I don't really care who does it as long as they stay true to Robert E. Howard's work.
And, DragonLance is another realm from DnD set in the land of Krynn. There are the first three books from the series that tale of the first hero's adventures. I suggest you read them.
I gotta say I'm a little confused by the choices in the poll! With the exception of Johnny Quest, aren't these shows a little new to be considered "classics"?
I don't know what the official cut-off would be to deem a show or movie a classic, but I would guess at least 20+ years.
Dragnet, The Six Million Dollar Man, In Search Of, Kung Fu, Hogan's Heroes, these are more in line with what I was thinking, and go back a lot further then 5-10 years.
Cheers to that...and The Munsters, Star Trek,
Well you do have a very good point there. However, when I made the poll I was primarily concerned with the direction in which Cartoon Network was going as from a very early age I've always admired animation and thought that Cartoon Network was one of the best television stations airing good, clean and high quality animated programs like Speed Racer, Jonny Quest and Samurai Jack along with the major CN hallmark Dexter's Laboratory.
However I also have heard people (my contemporaries, youth, young adults) referring to the some of the programs in the poll as "classics" and I do hope that you agree with me that most if not all of the current programs on Cartoon Network (i.e. 6Teen, Flapjack, Total Drama Island) and other TV stations such as Dancing With the Stars, Drawn Together, Wipeout, Gay, Straight or Taken, Tyra and Desperate Housewives is pure "garbage".
Television programing has gone in a downward spiral and I miss good quality and wholesome entertainment that the "whole family" can gather around.
But to answer you, yes I agree that Bonanza, The Ten Million Dollar Man, Green Acres and Laredo are more classic to those who are older than I and my peers. And no worries for I indeed enjoy and like programs like Laredo and Buck Rogers.
BTW I do feel that Pirates of Dark Water is indeed a classic that deserves a revival and SciFi's Flash Gordon was quite good in my opinion. I've never really seen the the original Flash Gordon but I have read at lest two or three original Flash Gordon classic comic strips and felt as if SciFi's Flash Gordon was inline with those original comics. However I'm open to your thoughts deckard24.
Cartoon Network went down hill eons ago. Stuff like Johnny Bravo, Courage, Dexter and so on were great shows. Total Drama BS. Flapjack, CN's live action TV programs and Chowder are really lame. The only good show that came from Cartoon Network now was Transformers Animated; but that ended it's run. It's a shame, it was a really good show. I could care less about Adult Swim.
Boomerang does air older CN shows and will air Loony Toons, Tom and Jerry and so on as well.
Shows on Fox Kids were great as well. In the early 90's, there was Bobby's World, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Eek the Cat and even Tiny Toons. Even NBC showed good cartoons, before it ended it's cartoon blocks on Saturday in the early 90's.
Yes, I also liked and enjoyed Transformers Animated. I to liked FOX Box which I believe is now know as 4kidsTV which airs on the CW.
I never knew that SciFi (now know as SyFy) had an animated program block but I wonder if they will restore it now that SyFy has begun a campaign to attract younger viewers with programs like last year's Tin Man and the upcoming Alice in Wonderland mini series entitled Alice. I do appreciate that they do air "classic" programs like The Twilight Zone and Star Trek and I hope that this trend will continue, perhaps they will even begin to air the original classic Star Wars trilogy and reruns of Star Wars Clone Wars The Micro-Series, Irwin Allen's classic and beloved Lost in Space and The Time Tunnel along with Land of the Giants.
It's 4Kids TV now. It was first Fox kids, then FoxBox, then 4Kids. Sci Fi Cartoon Quest showed alot of decent cartoons such as Transformers, Bionic Six, Ewoks, Droids and so on. USA Cartoon Express aired GI Joe, Real Ghost Busters and even GO-BOTS. Sci Fi also aired some decent anime. Not that **** on Cartoon Network.
I miss Family Guy............ They need new episodes and not that Cleveland show crap
I miss G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and G.I. Joe Sigma 6.
Hopefully the creators of Teen Titans, Ben10 and Justice League: The Final Frontier can come together to create a new animated G.I. Joe television series that would have a tone similar to that of Star Wars The Clone Wars and at the same time carry the same spirit of the classic 1960's G.I. Joe.
Would G.I Joe Resolute Tickle your fancy?
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