Conan has been the subject of many parodies:
- Terry Pratchett has parodied him with the Discworld character "Cohen the Barbarian."
- Thrud the Barbarian by Carl Critchlow is a British comic strip that is an obvious parody of Conan.
- Ator was a character created by Italian director Joe d'Amato to capitalize on the popularity of the Conan movies. Four movies were made which featured the Ator character. One of these films - Cave Dwellers - was later featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000. As a result, the film now enjoys modest success as a cult favorite.
- Numerous "Conan the Librarian" parodies have cropped up, including sketches in "Weird Al" Yankovic's comedy film UHF and on the children's television series Reading Rainbow.
- Additionally, a short book, Colin the Librarian, parodies the genre as a whole - the Conan character replaced by "Krap the Conqueror" and "Colin" a socially disfunctional librarian from Earth.
- Independent comic legend Dave Sim's Cerebus the Aardvark also began as a Conan parody, Sim modelling his early art style on that of Barry Windsor-Smith. Sim further parodied the famous introductory lines "Know, O prince..." in a two-page story featuring "Arnold the Isshurian", in the pages of the magazine Epic Illustrated #16 (Marvel Comics). The story parodied both Conan and the Little Nemo strip by Windsor McKay.
- Yet another popular parody of Conan has been Groo the Wanderer by Sergio Aragonés.
- The Eye of Argon by Jim Theis, famous as one of the worst fantasy stories ever written, is inspired by Conan - but is probably only unintentionally parodic.
- Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! issue 7 (DC 1982), written by Conan comics writer Roy Thomas, features Bow-Zar the Barkbarian (from Barkbaria) - and Robert E. Howard parody Ezra Hound. (See Comic Book Resources.)
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