(1984)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief); Larry Hama; Jim Owsley (Assistant Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Cover date is 1983 but indicia date is 1984.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik
Colors:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

Dark Night of the White Queen (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Owsley
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik
Colors:
Steven Mellor
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Kull; Red Slayers; First Councillor Tu; shepherd; shepherd's son (dead, mentioned); Five Virgins (dead); King of Tarsus (dead, mentioned); Tarsus Rebels (die); White Queen [Narcia]; Princess Castrica (dies); Alexus; Asaad; Cult of the Nameless Snake God (die); Set [Nameless Snake God](mentioned); "Jellyfish" (dies); Bat-Demons (die)
Synopsis:
Kull and his Red Slayers try to stop worshippers of the nameless serpent god from sacrificing a young woman who has just given birth to the avatars of their god, a twin son and daughter; Knowing the children are a grave danger to the world, Kull commands Tu to slay the babes but his trusted advisor finds he doesn't have the heart for it and gives the siblings to a passing shepherd; Ten thousand years later, Conan deals with the consequences of this action.
Keywords:
Ancient Scrolls; Border Kingdoms; Castle Alexus; sheep; Tarsus; Valusia

[If You Are a Casual Reader...] (Table of Contents)

The Hyborian Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Val Mayerik
Inks:
Val Mayerik
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

Indexer Notes

Larry Hama talks about the story in this issue on one half of the page and the other half is the image of Conan from the cover. Replaces letters page.

The Prince is Dead (Table of Contents)

Conan / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Michael Kaluta
Inks:
Michael Kaluta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

Indexer Notes

Promo ad for King Conan #20.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. Dark Night of the White Queen
    Conan
  3. 2. [If You Are a Casual Reader...]
    The Hyborian Page
  4. 3. The Prince is Dead
    Conan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Daniel Block
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Dave Robinson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dave Robinson
  • Terry Vraspir