(May 1991)

Marvel, 1987 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Mike Rockwitz; Barry Dutter
Color:
Black and White interior; Color cover
Dimensions:
8" x 11"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Earl Norem
Inks:
Earl Norem
Colors:
Earl Norem?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Reprints:

Incident in Argos! (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Mike Ploog
Inks:
Mike Ploog
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Tara; Yusef; Royal Guard; a nameless captain (dies); Publio; Cenzo; Murivo; Tonio; Momratha; Ephemero Portus (dies); Sergeant Vorio
Synopsis:
Conan and his friends arrive in Messantia and immediately come into conflict with some cocky members of the Royal guard. Two guards ambush Conan and try to sell him as a slave. Conan breaks loose and hides in the house of fortune teller Momratha, who shows him visions of his future. Meanwhile, Yusuf has killed a captain who harassed Tara, and now they are both on the run. Conan is apprehended but refuses to betray his friends. Fleeing fromn the courthouse, Conan kills the corrupt judge Ephemero Portus. On horseback, Conan leaves the city and leaves his friends behind.
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Keywords:
Argos; Messantia

Indexer Notes

The fortune teller Momratha shows Conan visions that later will come true: Conan as a captain, nailed to a cross and finally as a king.

Adapted from a portion of the Robert E Howard story "Queen of the Black Coast".

Queen of the Black Coast! (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Steve Gan
Letters:
John Costanza; Joe Rosen

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Royal Guard; Captain Tito (dies); Yusef (in flashback); Tara (in flashback); captain in the Royal Guard (in flashback, dies); Sergeant Vorio; Ephemero Portus (in flashback, dies); Sirens; Bêlit; Black Corsairs; Odongo (dies); N'yaga
Synopsis:
Conan barely escapes the law in Messantia by boarding a ship heading due south. Off the coast of Kush, the ship is unexpectedly boarded by the pirate queen Bêlit and her Black Corsairs. Conan is offered a chance to live if he can defeat the warrior Odongo in battle. Conan is victorious and Odongo dies. Bêlit is impressed by Conan – they quickly become lovers and Conan her second-in-command.
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Keywords:
Argos; Falcon (ship); Khemi; Kush; Messantia; River Styx; Shem; Stygia; Tigress (ship)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from a portion of the Robert E Howard story "Queen of the Black Coast". The adaptation is concluded in Conan the Barbarian #100.

Technically, the first appearance of Bêlit is in Giant-Size Conan #1, as a small (blonde!) figure in a flashback panel. This is the first full appearance.

Satan's Sanctuary (Table of Contents)

Solomon Kane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Rowlands
Pencils:
Steve Carr
Inks:
Al Williamson
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Solomon Kane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is identified on the contents page as a new story (per Ted Watson June 9, 2008 email).

Hyborian Age - chapter 1 (of 6): Pre-Cataclysmic Age (Table of Contents)

Hyborian Age / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Walt Simonson
Letters:
Walt Simonson

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Synopsis:
A brief history of the Hyborian Age.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Walt Simonson via the GCD Errors list, October 2009.

Ernie Chan Portfolio (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Ernie Chan
Inks:
Ernie Chan
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Simons
Inks:
Dave Simons

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. Incident in Argos!
    Conan
  3. 2. Queen of the Black Coast!
    Conan
  4. 3. Satan's Sanctuary
    Solomon Kane
  5. 4. Hyborian Age - chapter 1 (of 6): Pre-Cataclysmic Age
    Hyborian Age
  6. 5. Ernie Chan Portfolio
    Conan
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Conan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Ted Watson
  • Peter Croome
  • David Haglund
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Ken St. Andre
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Terry Vraspir