Robert E. Howard (1906–1936)

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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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  The Legend of Conan (characters) (announced)
 2017 Conan Exiles (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2011 Conan the Barbarian (character of Conan)
 2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Video Game) (character created by: Shuma-Gorath)
 2010 Tähdet ovat väärin (Video) (based on characters created by)
 2009 Solomon Kane (based on the character created by)
 2008 Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Video Game) (stories - uncredited)
 2007 Conan (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 2004 Conan (Video Game) (characters - uncredited)
 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)
 1994 Conan and the Young Warriors (TV Series) (characters - 13 episodes)
- Wolf in the Fold (1994) ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Covenant (1994) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Isle of the Lost (1994) ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Hand of Fate (1994) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Carnival of Cardolus (1994) ... (characters - uncredited)
 1992-1993 Conan: The Adventurer (TV Series) (characters - 65 episodes)
- A Serpent Coils the Earth - Part 3 (1993) ... (characters - uncredited)
- A Serpent Coils the Earth - Part 2 (1993) ... (characters - uncredited)
- A Serpent Coils the Earth - Part 1 (1993) ... (characters - uncredited)
- The Wolfmother (1993) ... (characters - uncredited)
- Into the Abyss (1993) ... (characters - uncredited)
 1991 Conan (Video Game) (character - uncredited)
 1985 Red Sonja (based on the character created by)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer (based on the character created by)
 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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 2017 Two Way Talk (TV Series short) (posthumous thanks - 1 episode)
- Shuma Gorath and Yivo (2017) ... (posthumous thanks)

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Other Works:

Poem: "The Return of Sir Richard Grenville" (featuring Solomon Kane) See more »

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

Official Sites:

Official Conan Site

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Personal Quote:

[Talking about the Conan character]: "He is the most realistic character I ever evolved. He is simply a combination of a number of men I have known. Some mechanism in my subconscious took the dominant characteristics of various prize fighters, gunmen, bootleggers, oil field bullies, gamblers and honest workmen I had come in contact with, and combining them all, produced the amalgamation I called ... See more »


Maintained a friendly correspondence with H.P. Lovecraft. See more »



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