They don’t make them like they used to and they certainly don’t make them like Conan anymore. Part barbarian, part destroyer and part savage-sword-wielding, snake-wrestling man mountain, Conan was originally created in the 1930s by Robert E. Howard for a series of stories in pulp magazines. From there Conan graduated to novels, films and TV and perhaps his greatest home, the world of comic-books! With fist-smashing antics and blood-splattering battles Conan was the barbarian’s barbarian; a manly man who could take on whatever the forces of darkness had to throw at him.
As Conan was actually a full on bona fide pulp character before he became a comic-book star, he is the perfect Pulp Icon for The Comics Code. With his graphic fighting style and brutal adventures (in a fantasy land that knocked spots off that crappy one in the Never Ending Story), Conan appeared in comics from the likes of Marvel and Dark Horse and proved that he was made for the printed page. Oh and don't forget even the great Arnhuld greased up his moobs to play Conan and that's more than reason enough for Conan to achieve iconic status!