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An homage is, in an artisitic context, a reference in a work of art or literature to another, at least somewhat widely known, work.

Many authors have written sword-and-sorcery tales with heroes who are clearly homages to Robert E. Howard's Conan:

  • Clifford BallDuar the Accursed (Weird Tales 1937)
  • Ray CapellaArquel of Argos
  • Lin CarterThongor
  • Gardner F. FoxKyrik
  • John JakesBrak the Barbarian

Another fantasy character that might be considered an homage to Conan is Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné - who also has the distinction of appearing in a Conan story (in two parts): "A Sword Called Stormbringer!" and "The Green Empress of Melniboné" by Roy Thomas, Michael Moorcock, James Cawthorn (Conan the Barbarian #14 March and #15 May 1972).

Conan has also inspired S&S flavoured works in other media.

  • Thundarr the Barbarian is an early 1980s animated series of a barbarian living on a post-apoclytic earth a là Escape from New York. Thundar would spout Conan reminiscent curses such as, "Demon-dogs!" and, "Lords of Light!"

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