Conan the Barbarian #21 [Regular Edition]
(December 1972)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1972
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #11, 100, 115)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Monster of the Monoliths! (Table of Contents)

Conan the Barbarian / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (signed)
Inks:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (signed)
Colors:
Barry Smith
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

coloring credits acknowledged by Barry Windsor-Smith in Spectrum Super Special #3 [2005]

The Monster of the Monoliths! (Table of Contents)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Barry Windsor-Smith (layout); P. Craig Russell [as Craig Russell] (penciller); Val Mayerik (penciller)
Inks:
Dan Adkins; Sal Buscema; P. Craig Russell; Val Mayerik; Mark Kersey
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Melissandra; Kharam-Akkad; Yezdigerd; Balthaz; King Eannatum (introduction); Khurusan (introduction, death); Justin the Blind Hermit (introduction, death); Xuthltan
Synopsis:
Setting: Makkalet. Conan is taken captive in Makkalet when he defects from the Turanian army. Conan joins and is betrayed by Makkalet forces. Conan fights giant toad-god.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inspired by Robert E Howard story 'The Black Stone'. Smith credit changed from sketches to layout, based on splash page credits and info derived from letters pages.

According to an interview with Craig Russell in Conan: The Jewels of Gwahlur, only the first page and a couple of separate panels were fully drawn by Barry Smith, Val Mayerik completed figure work and Russell backgrounds. Inker Dan Adkins fell behind and called on them to do finished inks. In Back Issue #67 Russell stated he along with Val Mayerik did the finished pencil work, with Russell, Mayerik and Mark Kersey completing the inking.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hyborian Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dean Mullaney, James Edward Smith, Scott Olsen, Duffy Vohland, Gary Oppenhuis, David Randolph III, John Kozak, Gary L. Robinson, Danny G. Daniels

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster of the Monoliths!
    Conan the Barbarian
  2. 1. The Monster of the Monoliths!
    Conan the Barbarian
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Hyborian Page
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