Excerpt: A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.
Excerpt: It's pretty much like getting a straight shot of testosterone. In fact, just standing near one of the posters for Marcus Nispel's "Conan the Barbarian" will put hair on your chest regardless of age or gender.
Excerpt: Robert E. Howard, a big, brawling, bookish son of the Texas plains born into the first era in which the United States could truly call the region settled, lived in front of a typewriter, dreaming up tales of powerful men and lusty women. His fantasies synced up with those offered in pulp magazines like Weird Tales, allowing him to eke out a living selling stories at pennies a word.
Excerpt: The Movie Both the beginning and the summit of the modern sword-and-sorcery genre, Conan the Barbarian drew upon the novels of Robert E. Howard of course, but it also rode the popularity of Marvel Comics' take the musclebound character. And who better to play the bigger-than-life warrior than a young, eager bodybuilder and budding actor named Arnold Schwarzenegger?