Archive for the ‘Conan relics’ Category

Conan the Drinker

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

No one will ever underestimate Conan’s love for drink.


One of the earliest mentions of Yog-Sothoth [he is the gate] in recorded pictographs.


It is true: Perverse Osmosis has no quarrel with ska.

Conan the Animal Wrangler

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Conan can ride a horse, an elephant, a camel, a yak, and probably a sheep, but for a while, he had no idea about anything more exotic than a dog.


I mean, he is technically correct: it does only have one horn. Also, it is great to see Juma.


This is mean looking slug.


I think Conan may have taken the brown acid.

Conan the Diplomat

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Even more incredible material from the raucous days of early Conan. Seriously, this guy had some adventures.

I know what you are saying to yourself: how can a Cimmerian be a diplomat? I give you this as a rejoinder.

Shot down so badly, even the dogs are barking in laughter.

And this ad, loyal Perverse Osmosis readers, is a flat out lie. There was never a Conan novel titled The Thing in the Crypt. There is the deCamp/Carter story in Conan titled “The Thing in the Crypt,” which gets reused in the Conan the Barbarian (1982) movie and then again in the novel adaptation of the movie. But there is no Thing in the Crypt novel. Trust me; I won an award on this stuff.

Ride ’em Conan

Monday, December 19th, 2016

A new villain, a possible proto-aboleth, and Conan as a drider rider.


Possibly related to the aboleth? Our finest scribes and seers are looking into it?


Kulan-Gath: second only to Thoth-Amon, at least in the mind of Thoth.


Original cover to Conan the Barbarian 13. Also, Conan the Buckaroo was an early title for an Ace/Lancer paperback.

Trapper Conan

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

More fun archival material from the days of early Conan.


Trapper was Conan’s first attempt at a legitimate profession.


This image should have graced many a panel van in 1978.


I have always supported Conan’s anti-clericalism.