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Robert E. Howard (1906–1936)

Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in a series of short stories and novels in the 1930's. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. His fiction was carried in pulp magazines of the time such as Weird Tales, and H.P. Lovecraft was a friend and admirer of his. He committed suicide after holding vigil by his mother's deathbed ... See full bio »

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 2015 Iron Shadows (story) (completed)
  The Legend of Conan (characters) (announced)
 2011 Conan the Barbarian (character of Conan)
 2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Video Game) (characters)
 2010 Tähdet ovat väärin (Video) (based on characters created by)
 2009 Solomon Kane (character)
 2008 Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Video Game) (stories)
 2007 Conan (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Conan (Video Game) (characters)
 2003 Casonetto's Last Song (Short) (story)
 1997-1998 Conan (TV Series) (based upon the character created by - 22 episodes)
- Heir Apparent (1998) ... (based upon the character created by)
- Lethal Wizards (1998) ... (based upon the character created by)
- Antidote (1998) ... (based upon the character created by)
- The Cavern (1998) ... (based upon the character created by)
- The Labyrinth (1998) ... (based upon the character created by)
 1997 Kull the Conqueror (worlds and characters)
 1992 Conan: The Adventurer (TV Series) (characters) / (stories - uncredited)
 1991 Conan (Video Game) (character)
 1985 Red Sonja (character)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer (character)
 1984 Conan: Hall of Volta (Video Game) (character - uncredited)
 1982 Conan the Barbarian (based on the character created by)
 1961 Thriller (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Pigeons from Hell (1961) ... (short story)

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | See more »

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I hated school as I hate the memory of school. It wasn't the work I minded; I had no trouble learning the tripe they dished out in the way of lessons - except arithmetic, and I might have learned that if I'd gone to the trouble of studying it. I wasn't at the head of my classes
  • except in history - but I wasn't at the foot either. I generally did

just enough work to keep from flunking the courses, ... See more »


Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 283-284. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »



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