Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Episode 04 - Black Colossus (or, You Say Natohk, I say Khotan!)

Cover of Weird Tales, June 1933 by Margaret Brundage

It's time again! We're back to discuss another thrilling tale by Robert E. Howard featuring Conan the Cimmerian! (Download mp3 here.)

Black Colossus is the fourth Conan story, published in Weird Tales in June 1933. (Read the text on WikiSource!)

Some links for today's episode:

01. Zephheroin's EP "Howl" which includes a song titled "Black Colossus" (On Bandcamp.)

02. The REH forum we mention, which includes details and discussion concerning Black Colossus.

03. 90 Years of Margaret Brundage art on the cover of Weird Tales.

04. Nerd Redefined's discussion of Thugra Khotan.

We'll return for more adventure in two weeks with Xuthal of The Dusk (or, The Slithering Shadow). Read it on WikiSource!

Beginning theme: "Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Ending theme: "Anvil of Crom/Conan The Barbarian Main Theme For Two Guitars" excellently transcribed by Dan and Josh Monacella. Found at Arrangement of  "Anvil of Crom" by Basil Poledouris, from the Conan the Barbarian: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Original Score: (c) 1982 Basil Poledouris; Original Album: (c) 2010 Prometheus Records. Used without permission.

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