Vacation 5

Still taking a bit of time off.

The Best Barbarians of Stage, Screen or Literature

Kull The Conqueror


Created by writer Robert E Howard and first appearing in 1929, Howard wrote 12 stories of Kull the Conqueror of Atlantis

Asterix The Gaul


The Adventures of Asterix is a series of French comics. The series first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote in 1959 The series follows the adventures of a village of Gauls as they resist Roman occupation in 50 BC. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid, Getafix, which temporarily gives the recipient superhuman strength.

Slaine mac Roth 


Sláine is a barbarian fantasy adventure series based on Celtic myths and stories. The Character first appeared in 1983, written by Pat Mills in the pages of Britain’s own 2000ad and has since appeared consistently throughout the publications history

Conan The Barbarian 


Another of, and quite possible the most famous creation of, Robert E Howard, Conan the Barbarian, appearing in over 20 short stories written by Howard before his suicide, Conan has become the epitome of Barbarism in literature, also having been adapted to several hundred comic books and quite a few big screen performances too.

Cohen The Barbarian  


Terry Pratchett’s pastiche of the Robert E Howard classic, Cohen the Barbarian shows what happens when a barbarian gets older, and the curse of becoming a lifetime in your own legend. Appearing in three Discworld Novels and a few short stories Ghenghiz Cohen was a mainstay with fans before the characters death in the novel The Last Hero.

The Best Brexit Cartoons

I can’t help feel of late that I’m living in a satire, the reality TV star American president is facing charges of election tampering, paying hush money to porn stars and insulting the looks of high ranking officials all across the globe. And here on home shores, instead of sitting back and passing judgement, we ourselves as a nation have decided to shoot ourselves in the foot, which is firmly planted on the accelerator pedal as we about to drive over a cliff. I’m talking about Brexit.

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