How Robert E. Howard May Have Reacted to the Conan Cartoon
Back then I had no idea that the Conan franchise was an adult one. I just enjoyed the Conan cartoons never mind how silly it was (ex. serpent men just disappearing into the Abyss)... which got me into a culture shock over THIS Conan...
The 1982 Conan which was brutal and bloody... just like the Conan comics and novels. Considering Conan the Adventurer is a kid's show it had to be sanitized to He-Man levels. Conan in the cartoon is not an anti-hero, bloody, thief, womanizer, etc. but he is a highly upright character with the flaw of a bad temper.
I just wonder how Robert E. Howard will react to this guy... Wrath-Amon! Wrath-Amon was pretty much a rehash of Thoth-Amon except he was a serpent man born from a lizard from the previous high priest of Set, Ram-Amon. Wrath-Amon remains as Set's high priest but he is more or less goofy as the cartoon Serpentor, to the point of absurdity. He is served by the serpent men, who instead of getting killed are merely vaporized back to Set's dimension.
With all the toning down of Conan for the child audience, I just thought if Robert E. Howard saw it, he might shoot himself again!