Our special guest star for the next storyline: Poe’s own 339/1! Poe shipped him out for his guest spot, and thanks!
Quick note: the wizard Travis mentions in the first panel, is his longtime nemesis Deimos; who was the bad guy in the old Remco Warlord line. In the comic, at one point he was down to an undead head on top of a hand. Very Re-Animator. Even more implausibly, Deimos is available today, in a Justice League Unlimited three pack with Supergirl and the Warlord. Would not have bet on that.
Conan, on the other hand, is referring to Caldix, a wizard who ended up stuck in a dog’s body, in the Robert E. Howard story “The Shadow of the Beast.” Not Howard’s best.
I really thought he was taller, before 339/1 showed up on my door. I also thought it would be easier to find figures in that style today, like in dollar stores; the sort-of pseudo-old school not quite Masters of the Universe body mold? Couldn’t find more for the life of me. A shame, since ten or so impossibly buff and squat guys would make a terrifying army. Does anyone else see those anymore, or have they gone the way of the metal lunchbox and the wooden puppets?