Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Season 18, Episode 1: The Phoenix on the Sword!

"Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of..."

Here it is - a return to Conan on The Cromcast!

A decade in the making, we circle back around to REH's Conan! We discuss the "The Phoenix on The Sword", published in the December 1932 issue of Weird Tales. You can find a copy of The Phoenix on the Sword in this excellent collection of Robert E. Howard's Conan tales from Del Ray. Otherwise, you can read it for free on the web at WikiSource. Beyond Patrice Louinet's material in the Del Ray, we also rely a bit on Bobby Derie's essay from 2019 on The Black Gate. Find it here for some additional insight!

We'll be back, and in our next episode we'll address "The Frost Giant's Daughter!" Read it also in the Del Ray, or on the web here!

One Things

Jon - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: The Ice Sword Saga: Disney Masters Vol. 9 by De Vita, Gray, and Torcivia! Low magic and high jinx!

Josh - Hollow Knight by Team Cherry! Low magic and low jinx!

Luke - Billy Bookcases from IKEA! Get stacked!

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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Themes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. Outro: 'Anvil of Crom' by Basil Poledouris. Music obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!