Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. Best known for his character CONAN THE BARBARIAN, he is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery genre. Michael Alan Nelson is the author of the critically acclaimed comic HEXED, DINGO as well as FALL OF CTHULHU from BOOM! Studios. He is a winner of the 2004 New Times 55 Fiction contest for his short-short “The Conspirators” and is currently working on several projects for BOOM! Studios including the smash-hit series THE CALLING. He lives in Los Angeles. Damian Couceiro, part of the recent wave of talented Argentine artists, is a hot up-and-coming comic book artist best known for his work on the BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel NOLA. He has worked on projects such as THE DIVISION, and FULL MOON FEVER by Joe Casey. Couceiro has been praised for his dark, gritty style.
Hawks of Outremerby Robert E. Howard
This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1931 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Hawks of Outremer' is a story in the Cormac Fitzgeoffrey series about a knight fighting in the Crusades. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan… See more details below
This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1931 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Hawks of Outremer' is a story in the Cormac Fitzgeoffrey series about a knight fighting in the Crusades. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard - a bookish and somewhat introverted child - was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece - a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' - for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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This is a terrific comic!! Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) was the most prolific writer and poet of all time! REH wrote mainly for the Pulps such as Weird Tales and Adventure. He created so many famous characters such as Conan, Kull, Bran Mak Morn, Solomon Kane, Lord of Samarcand, Red Sonja, Dennis Dorgan, and more. He wrote westerns, boxing stories and was an accomplished boxer himself, terrific poetry, horror stories, and so much more. He had a terrific sense of humour and of fairness as you will see when you read these stories. If you haven't read Beyond The Black River or Red Nails get REH's Best of. You'll be glad you did as these are two classics. Check out the REH Foundation the Conan Forum for updated information and chat with fellow REH fans. Find out what everyone is talking about? You'll be glad you did!