Grognak the Barbarian was a multimedia franchise owned by Hubris Comics in the mid-21st century.
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.
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.
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.
Blood on the Harp
This issue came out on January 16 of an unknown year.
Cometh the Trickster
This issue came out on February 20 of an unknown year.
Jungle of the Bat-Babies
This issue came out on March 21 of an unknown year.
In the Bosom of the Corsair Queen
This issue came out on April 24 of an unknown year.
Demon Slaves, Demon Sands
This issue came out on May 22 of an unknown year.
Enter Maula: War Maiden of Mars
This issue came out on June 22 of an unknown year.
This issue came out on July 24 of an unknown year.
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.
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.
An issue where Mastadonald and Skullpocalypse teamed up to fight Grognak.
A limited edition annual edition where Grognak dies and comes back to life, featured in the 2076 Underlane Price Guide as the rarest issue.
The cover of "In the Lair of the Virgin Eater" resembles the cover of the Conan issue: "Lair of the Ice Worm."
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.
↑Hubris Comics terminal entries (Fallout 4); September Pre-orders
↑Hubris Comics terminal entries (Fallout 4); August Pre-orders
↑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)