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The Wanderer And The Barbarian Collide At Last In ‘Groo Vs. Conan’ #1 [Preview]

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Even in the world of comics, where crossovers happen all the time involving heroes blundering into each other's books and causing all kinds of trouble, it's rare for a character to team up with their own parody. I mean, I've seen Superman hang out with Bugs Bunny before, but seeing someone in pitched battle against a character created pretty directly to make fun of them? It doesn't happen often.

And yet, next month, that's exactly what's going to happen in Conan vs. Groo, where the world's most famous barbarian ends up battling against the world's most obliviously destructive barbarian, in a crossover Dark Horse bills as featuring "three swords, two barbarians, one brain.

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Ask Chris #201: Conan Comic Books That Are Best In Life

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Q: Chris, what Conan comic is best in life? -- @chudleycannons

A: Folks, I am going to be 100% real with you for a second here: I love Conan the Barbarian. It's in my blood -- long before I was born, Conan was my parents' favorite comic, and while I wouldn't really call my mom and dad "geeks" in the traditional sense, they were definitely people who were really stoked about buying Marvel Magazines with Frank Frazetta art on the cover so they could read about dudes in loincloths chopping each other up with broadswords. These were, I remind you, the people who raised me, which probably explains a lot.

But while I might've been hardwired into loving the character, I didn't really get into reading it myself until I was an adult, and I can tell you that as far as I'm concerned, there is a clear, no-contest winner as far as the best Conan story. It's not even close. It's the one where Conan gets into a fistfight with a gorilla that thinks it's a wizard.

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Link Ink: Conan’s ‘Comic-Con’ 2015 Plans, Quicksilver’s Bacon And ‘Hyper Dragonball Z’

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Chris O’Donnell Still Has His Robin Costume From ‘Batman And Robin’ [Video]

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Once a Robin, always a Robin.

You'd think NCIS: Los Angeles star Chris O'Donnell would want to forget his time as the not-really-a-Boy Wonder after the dismal reception his last movie in the role, Batman and Robin received (though we here at ComicsAlliance have a real soft spot for it). Yet O'Donnell still has the costume he wore in the 1997 film, he said in a recent interview on Conan. Hear it from the man himself in the clip below (skip to about 1:24 to get to the Batman talk).

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Link Ink: ‘Avengers 2′ And Carol Danvers, Animated ‘Arkham’ And A Lot Of ‘The Walking Dead’

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Make your Monday morning mightier with today's links.

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Conan O’ Brien Gets The Full Zombie Treatment For Special ‘Walking Dead’ Episode [Video]

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In what may simply be a loving tribute to one of the most popular shows on TV or a very subtle commentary on Jay Leno's last episode as host of The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien got in full zombie makeup Thursday night to commemorate the premiere of the second half The Walking Dead's fourth season on AMC.

Check out the Conan video, which led into an interview with TWD cast members including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun and Melissa McBride, after the jump.

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Fred Van Lente Talks ‘Magnus,’ ‘Conan’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ [NYCC 2013]

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Most creators would probably consider a con to be successful if they had one big project announced. This weekend at NYCC, Fred Van Lente, who's already had a big year with G.I. Joe, Brain Boy and Archer & Armstrong, managed to land himself two. Not only will he be part of Dynamite's Gold Key relaunch as the writer of Magnus: Robot Fighter, he'll also be taking over Dark Horse's Conan the Barbarian at #26.

I sat down with Van Lente at NYCC's Artist's Alley to find out more about these projects, as well as why G.I. Joe #3 is the best single issue of the year -- and why he's leaving that book after #11.

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Link Ink: ’300: Rise of an Empire’ Stills, Andy Richter Walks Dead And ‘Iron Man IV’

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Movies: The first stills from Zack Snyder's 300: Rise of an Empire are... shiny and full of ab.

Gaming: Though Iron Man 3 probably won't be getting a current generation console tie-in video game, a new Grand Theft Auto IV Liberty City mod dubbed "Iron Man IV" may help tide over fans.

Video: Andy Richter dons full The Walking Dead zombie make

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Link Ink: More Iron Man Anime, ‘Helheim’ Gets Cute And The ‘Injustice’ Soundtrack

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Anime: The English version of the new Iron Man: Rise of Technovore trailer is now online, in all its technovoring glory.

Upcoming: Oni Press has revealed a "Death by Cuteness" variant cover for Helheim #2 by Katie Cook and colorist Nick Filardi. It'll be available through Oni on April 24th.

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Link Ink: Awesome ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Flip Book, Baby Hashtag And Conan Fixes ‘The Walking Dead’

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Animation: YouTube user etoilec1's awesome Dragon Ball Z flip book has me hoping he considers putting his skills to use in comics someday.

TV: The latest "Fan Corrections" segment on Conan examines proper zombie behavior on The Walking Dead.

Whaaaa?: Life has imitated art as a real-life couple has reported

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