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(1986) The Official Handbook of the Conan Universe

(1986) The Official Handbook of the Conan Universe

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Published by Inveteratus
This is a comic handbook on Marvel's interpretation of Robert E. Howard's "Conan" characters and world.
This is a comic handbook on Marvel's interpretation of Robert E. Howard's "Conan" characters and world.

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Published by: Inveteratus on Jun 27, 2012
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06/25/2014

 
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