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Grognak the Barbarian was a multimedia franchise owned by Hubris Comics in the mid-21st century.

Background

The franchise relates the adventures of the main character, Grognak, in an ancient, fantastical world. The series began as a comic book and eventually expanded to other media including video games such as the text adventure Reign of Grelok, the CRPG Grognak & the Ruby Ruins, and the crossover comic series The Unstoppables.

There were at least fourteen issues of the comic book published, ten of which appear in Fallout 4 and Fallout 76. The comics indicate a day and month of release, some issues with duplicate numbers from different months. Many of these periodicals were badly damaged or destroyed by the Great War of 2077. An intact copy, with no missing pages, is considered very rare. The price for a copy was $23.

Characters

Issues

Image Issue Description
The Ants of Agony This issue focused on the AntAgonizer trying to get revenge on Grognak and was written by Mr. Neptura.
Heavy, the Oaken Crown Pre-ordered by Boston Hubris Comics in September 2077.[1]
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In the Lair of the Virgin Eater It was released in November of an unspecified year. An image of this issue is copied onto a slide for the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide. The slide's identifying number is VDSG Plate #188-63.
Revenge of the Man-Saurian It involves the Man-Saurian, and was released sometime in June 2077.
Grognak's Salute to the Troops It was most likely war propaganda and was released sometime in July 2077.
An Axe For All Ages It was released sometime in August 2077.
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Blood on the Harp This issue came out on January 16 of an unknown year.
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Cometh the Trickster This issue came out on February 20 of an unknown year.
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Jungle of the Bat-Babies This issue came out on March 21 of an unknown year.
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In the Bosom of the Corsair Queen This issue came out on April 24 of an unknown year.
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Demon Slaves, Demon Sands This issue came out on May 22 of an unknown year.
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Enter Maula: War Maiden of Mars This issue came out on June 22 of an unknown year.
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Fatherless Cur! This issue came out on July 24 of an unknown year.
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Lost in the Snows of Lust This issue came out on August 24 of an unknown year, pre-ordered by Boston Hubris Comics in August 2077.[2]
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What Sorcery This? This issue came out on December 16 of an unknown year. Based on the issue's cover, this issue featured Grelok the Sorcerer.

Mentioned-only issues

  • An issue where Mastadonald and Skullpocalypse teamed up to fight Grognak.[3]
  • A limited edition annual edition where Grognak dies and comes back to life, featured in the 2076 Underlane Price Guide as the rarest issue.[4]

Behind the scenes

  • "Grognak the Barbarian" is a reference to Conan the Barbarian.
  • The cover of "In the Lair of the Virgin Eater" resembles the cover of the Conan issue: "Lair of the Ice Worm."
  • The stance Grognak takes on the cover of the comic book is nearly identical to the Barbarian class image from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The axe in his hand is also similar in appearance to the Iron Battle Axe from the same game.
  • The issue "Lost in the Snows of Lust" references "The Frost-Giant's Daughter," one of the early Conan the Barbarian stories written by Robert E. Howard.
  • "In the Bosom of the Corsair Queen" and "Jungle of the Bat-Babies" allude to the Conan story "Queen of the Black Coast," although the cover of "In the Bosom of the Pirate Queen" appears to be a parody of the covers of erotic romance novels.
  • "Enter Maula: War Maiden of Mars" may be a reference to Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian Circle, especially The Warlord of Mars and Thuvia: Maid of Mars.
  • The Creation Club item, the Fantasy Hero set, references a 'Battlemage' that was set to appear on a Grognak crossover episode. The actor for said archmage brought a genuine sword, and an iron helmet as props, and references using words of power to use his spells. The items and the quest associated are a shout-out to the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

References

  1. Hubris Comics terminal entries (Fallout 4); September Pre-orders
  2. Hubris Comics terminal entries (Fallout 4); August Pre-orders
  3. Robert MacCready: "If I could only find the issue where Mastadonald and Skullpocalypse teamed up to fight Grognak, I'd have a complete set."
    (CompanionMacCready.txt)
  4. Quinlan to be deleted
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