By Crom, it is good to see Conan the Barbarian as reimagined by the great fantasy artist Brom.
Chances are you’ve admired the bold, dramatic paintings of Frank Frazetta. But you haven’t seen the best of his art. A huge collection of his sketches, drawings and watercolor paintings is going up for sale—and you could gain a new appreciation for the master. Warning: NSFW images below!
There’s a moment, early in Conan the Barbarian, when Arnold Schwarzenegger is wandering around some ancient city, high on some mysterious substance, giggling with his Mongol archer sidekick. He takes a few steps backwards and then stumbles into a camel. Without really looking at what he’s doing, he wheels around and…
What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted. Here's everything you never knew about the making of Conan.
Hardly anybody* ever did sword-and-sorcery art better than Boris Vallejo — complete with beefcake and cheesecake figures in larger-than-life situations. With eye-popping colors and a flair for the dramatic. And now a few newly discovered Vallejo originals are up for auction.
Nobody explains things better than Morgan Freeman. No matter how nonsensical, crazy or profound, everything sounds better when he explains it. We only use 10 percent of our brains? Sure. A mystical prophecy? Makes sense. But just to prove it, here are nearly 40 clips of Freeman explaining stuff.
Sure, it was pretty neat when the JLA met the Avengers. And Archie Vs. Punisher deserves a fond place in everyone's heart, forever. But the best crossover of all time is coming soon: Groo the Wanderer versus Conan the Barbarian. Only one of these titanic heroes can prevail.
Five years ago, Robert Rodriguez was determined to make a movie about Red Sonja, the She-Devil With a Sword, starring his then-fiancee Rose McGowan. The film never happened, but you can see some fairly epic concept art.
Apart from Harry Potter, Twilight and the Tolkien adaptations, live-action fantasy movies always seem to tank these days. Latest case in point: Mortal Instruments, which underperformed massively, taking in only about $14 million on a $60 million budget. Why are fantasy movies cursed?
A few weeks ago at the comic shop, I stumbled across a new Conan series. But not just any Conan series. Dark Horse is adapting the only Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon, over two six-issue runs. I had to check it out. So is it any good? Yeah, it’s really good.
Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they…
As you walk through modern life, you might need a no-nonsense voice to guide you away from self-pity, doubt, and the secret rites of blood donation volunteers. In By Crom! artist Rachel Kahn imagines that she is in constant consultation with the pulp hero Conan the Cimmerian.
Yesterday we premiered the first taste of our amazing exclusive roundtable interview with legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan, director Frank Darabont, and Being Human's Sam Witwer, with an update on Darabont's Godzilla.
What makes a book series manly? Is it the action? The violence? The lack of female characters? Is it male wish-fulfillment? Misogyny? Or a combination of all these things?
It's Boxing Day, which means it's the perfect day to celebrate action. We love a cerebral hero, who thinks five thousand steps ahead and sets careful traps — but there's something to be said for an action hero, who goes on huge car chases, gets into massive fight scenes, and survives by the skin of his or her teeth. A…
If anyone ever decides to make a Saturday morning cartoon of Night of the Living Dead or Alien, Justin White will be there. His new illustration series, Rated G is a cheeky look at movies and TV shows that are child-inappropriate, but that he reinterprets in a children's animation style.
Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator sequel has apparently run into major problems, he seems to be up for revisiting another one of his classic roles. And unlike the played-out Terminator series, this could actually be interesting.
A Paris gallery, Galerie Daniel Maghen, has an amazing exhibit of art inspired by great books — including a number of fantasy and science fiction classics. Behold some amazing takes on Naomi Novik's Temeraire books, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend and Robert E. Howard's Conan.Gene Wolfe's , by Richard…