Essay Example: By This Axe I Rule! — Conan and the Battle for the Legacy of Robert E. Howard

This book explores what happened to Conan and Robert E. Howard’s work and legacy after his death. A 9 x 12 inch, all color 208 page art book detailing the history of Howard and the Cimmerian through all of the various trials and tribulations of the character; through court battles, different publishers, in comic books and in the movies, up to the present. This all color, profusely illustrated pop culture history is a must for fans of the great Pulp Magazines and of the history of 20th century adventure/fantasy literature.

This book covers the fight for the legacy of Howard, who would own Howard’s work and who would profit by divorcing the Texas writer from his most famous creation. Lots of backroom deals, backstabbing, and poorly printed fanzines.

208 pages, color, 9″ x 12″
Paperback: $29.99
Hardcover: $49.99

To be published by Hermes Press