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Grosset & Dunlap had released five Conan the Barbarian paperbacks in 1978. There was a gap of more than half a year before Volume 6 was released in early 1979. Roy Thomas was back with an energetic three-page introduction:             “Conan is the most popular sword-and-sorcery hero in the world today. Period. . . Conan […]

Volume 5 of Stan Lee Presents Conan the Barbarian contains a three-page introduction by Roy Thomas. He gives a chronology of Conan publishing. What is strange is he mentions the first three Temp paperbacks published simultaneously in February 1979, not 1978. Comics.org had a key date of 5-10-1978 for volume 5. Thomas also mentions 1980 […]

1978 was the high point of disco fever. You could not turn on the radio without hearing a song from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Luckily, comic book readers might find one of the Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian reprint paperbacks. Vol. 4 would cost you $1.95. A key date of 4-10-1978 is given at […]

Volume 3 of Stan Lee Presents Conan the Barbarian is listed as having a key date of 3-10-1978 at comics.org. Roy Thomas said in the introduction to Vol. 3 that the vol one and two are on sale “simultaneously” as vol. 3. The copyright page has 1978 but nothing more specific as to month of […]

In 1978, Grosset & Dunlap began reprinting Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian in mass market paperback form. The company used the Ace Books imprint for distribution. Ace was also distributing the Conan Lancer paperbacks repacked under the Prestige imprint.                 Another foray was the publication of trade paperbacks under the Grosset & Dunlap imprint of […]

The “Bronze Age” of comic books is said by some to have started in 1970 when Jack Kirby left Marvel Comics. Old time science fiction pulp editor Mort Weisinger (1915-1978) stepped down at D.C. Comics. The creation of Conan the Barbarian by Marvel Comics in 1970s is seen as a pivotal event in the creation […]

The book that they said would never be produced has, in fact, been published! ALT-HERO Volume 1 is now available on Amazon in both hardcover and in paperback. Written by Vox Day and featuring the art of Cliff Cosmic and Richard Bonk, the first of the Alt★Hero Collections collects the first six issues of Arkhaven’s flagship comic book series,  Alt★Hero, […]

James Warren kicked off the Warren Publishing empire in 1957 with a pair of monster magazines edited by Forrest J. Ackerman, the man widely considered, for better or worse, to have kicked off the culture of sci-fi fandom.  Vampirella has proven to be the longest-lasting and perhaps most famous creation of the company, although it […]

Arkhaven Comics is very pleased to announce that the digital edition of Alt★Hero:Q issue #1 Where We Go One is now available in CBZ and Kindle formats. AH:Q backers should check your email, as we have sent out emails with download links to both formats to all the backers. Please note that these were only sent out […]

Chief Warrant Officer Graven Tower is a ruggedly handsome military policeman who hates aliens. Fortunately, as a member of His Grace’s Military Crimes Investigation Division – Xenocriminology and Alien Relations, he gets to arrest a lot of them. Sometimes he even gets to shoot them. Chief Tower and Detector Derin Hildreth of the Trans Paradis […]

The sixth issue in the revolutionary Alt-Hero series is now available in print. Limited edition gold logo editions are now available from Castalia Direct. Hell hath no fury like a superhero humiliated in public. After the debacle at the Eiffel Tower, Captain Europa is determined to hunt down the renegade superhumans who embarrassed him in front […]

Alt★Hero #6: The Dark Hunt is now available at the Arkhaven store in CBZ and Kindle formats. It will be available on Amazon in Kindle format later today. It has already gone out to the backers; please note that the typo on page 18 has been fixed. An angry Captain Europa is desperate to get revenge for his […]