Because Sometimes, You Just Need To See Conan Punching Out A Panther

 

 

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Tonight’s vision of barbaric awesomeness hails from “The Long Night of Fang and Talon” by–who else?–Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Ernie Chan, and is slightly edited from the original version found in Dark Horse’s Chronicles of Conan v.12.

19 thoughts on “Because Sometimes, You Just Need To See Conan Punching Out A Panther

  1. I have it from a reliable source that Roy Thomas has, on his person, a list of all the men or beasts who can hope to evade the talons of a hurtling panther. So he speaks from authority here.

  2. Before I read the words, I thought Conan had grabbed that panther by the scruff and was flinging it pointy-end first at some soft Aquilonian noble or cursed Stygian wizard, by Crom!

  3. Whens badass week making a return, Conan demands a recount!

    This year, rules should state that every entrant must have gone toe to toe with some kind of rampaging animal, bonus marks for choking out a Simian.

  4. @7: It’s a tough call between Conan here and Frank riling up Polar Bears in the site header graphic… :)

  5. That, sir, is greatness!

    Conan punching or kicking a t-rex… now that would be one of the greatest panels ever.

  6. he way Buscema has drawn it, I thought the panther/leopard/jaguar was affectionately rubbing up against Conan’s fist — thus scent-marking Conan as it’s own.

    This is usually the task of shapely slave girls; but the book ran for a long time, and Roy had to toss in a new angle, every once in a while. (“Conan: Pet Owner!”)

  7. I thought it was a leopard at first too, but I’ve long since learned not to argue with the omniscient voice of the caption box.

  8. It never says conan beat up a panther.

    Just that he could.

    That cat could be either, with neither confirmation nor denial from the caption box.

  9. Panther = A leopard or a jaguar, either yellow with dots or black.

    Black Panther = A panther with melanism (affects jaguars more than leopards). Also, a Marvel african version of Batman.

  10. “Black Panther = A panther with melanism (affects jaguars more than leopards). Also, a Marvel african version of Batman.”

    Also: A regular panther that has undergone reconstructive surgery at the hands of a heroin addicted prostitute/former plastic surgeon.

  11. “This year, rules should state that every entrant must have gone toe to toe with some kind of rampaging animal”

    Let’s see…. Punisher’s KO’ed a polar bear… Batman’s beat up lots of animals… Conan, check… Starman hit a bear with a tiger

    There’s got to be a canonical list somewhere.

  12. Technically it’s a jaguar not a panther. Granted the only difference is one of purely cosmetic value, they’re still identified as different animals.