Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "Conan the Cimmerian" and "Thomas Speaks!" by Ralph Macchio

One of the absolute finest issues of FOOM Magazine was ish 14 (Summer 1976) featuring Conan and Robert E. Howard. The ish was filled to the brim with high-quality articles and interviews, the best of which was future Marvel editor Ralph Macchio's overview/interview of Roy Thomas' take on Conan. To say that particular article inspired Teen Groove would be to put it way too mildly; ya know, like sayin' Twiggy was kinda skinny. For your enjoyment, here's the whole shebang, complete with incredible art by the likes of Barry (Windsor-) Smith, John Buscema, Mike Nasser (Michael Netzer), Tom Palmer, Alfredo Alcala, Tony DeZuniga, Dick Giordano, and more. Dig it!


  1. Interesting that Macchio includes DC's Warlord as one of the short-lived failures, considering that after a brief hiatus in the spring/summer of 1976, Warlord would run until 1988, becoming probably DC's most successful launch of the Groovy Age.

  2. If you don't like Conan, you don't like comics. End. Of. Story.

  3. Thanks for another great gem from the past Groove! It was mucho interesting to see Roy's opinion on everything to do with our favourite barbarian hero!

    - Mike 'by Crom!' from Trinidad & Tobago.

  4. That conan picture with the Prologue is taken from where?



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