Roy Thomas to Write Introduction to Conan: Rise of Monsters

We grew up reading Robert E. Howard’s original tales of Conan, and were thrilled when Marvel Comics published The Savage Sword of Conan. The main force behind those amazing translations was the prolific Roy Thomas, a creative force at Marvel and beyond who continues to bring us tales of high adventure today.

Pulposaurus is thrilled to announce that Mr. Thomas has joined us on our Conan: Rise of Monsters, writing an overview to the era of King Conan and the setup to the rise of his long-unseen nemesis, Thoth-Amon!

Shane Hensley had this to say: “My own writing is heavily influenced by Stephen Crane, Robert E. Howard, and the Marvel crew of the ’70s… Roy Thomas being first and foremost among a team of giants. I think what truly inspires me with Roy’s work is how he and the artists were able to take Howard’s unique style, so flavorful and atmospheric, and not just ‘illustrate’ it, but make something new and different yet somehow more true to the source material. Look at the image of Natohk The Veiled One (the wizard Thugra Khotan in disguise), below. This is one of those key moments where Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Alfredo Alcala really nailed the power, mystery, and raw excitement of Howard’s world.”

Designer Darrell Hayhurst interviewed this phenomenal talent about his time on The Savage Sword of Conan and his thoughts on the coming confrontation between the barbarian and Thoth in our game.

Save the date for the launch of the Conan: Rise of Monsters Kickstarter: Tuesday, June 13th!

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