(May 1974)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
magazine size
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
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Night of the Dark God (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils:
Gil Kane; Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams [as Diverse Hands]; Pablo Marcos [as Diverse Hands]; Frank McLaughlin [as Diverse Hands]; Vince Colletta [as Diverse Hands]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; nameless fisherman; Mala; Hagfar (in flashback); Mala's mother (in flashback); Tostig; Thorfel the Fair; Vanir; nameless Mithra priest; Brogar (Pict chief); Picts; Yag-Kosha (in flashback); Man-Serpent (in flashback)
Synopsis:
Conan travels home to Cimmeria only to discover that his childhood sweetheart, Mala, has been abducted by a band of Vanir raiders. He pursues them by boat and comes across a ship with dead Vanir and Picts next to a dark idol. Conan takes the idol and heads for the Isle of Swords, where Thorfel the Fair is about to marry Mala. Bur rather than giving herself to Thorfel, Mala kills herself. Conan kills Thorfel and receives unexpected help from a band of Picts who have come to the island looking for their dark idol.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story "The Dark God" (a non-Conan story).

Diverse Hands identification by Roy Thomas in the letters page of Savage Sword of Conan #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
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Indexer Notes

This sequence might be out of sequence in this index.

[Origin of the Crusader, Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Crusader / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Crusader [El Alemain]; Saladin (Villain, Introduction); Sir Guy De Montfort (Villain, Introduction); Richard the Lion-Hearted (Intro)
Synopsis:
Upon learning that he is actually Frankish nobility, the Saracen warrior known as El Alemein joins the Crusaders. Saladin appears and challenges King Richard the Lion-Hearted to a duel, but El Alemein offers to fight in the king's place and defeats Saladin. King Richard knights El Alemein and names him Lord O'Dare.
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Indexer Notes

Stan Lee writer credit removed based on information from the Timely/Atlas discussion list.

The Dweller in the Dark (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Yulek; Queen Fatima; Yaila
Synopsis:
Conan becomes Captain of the royal guard in the small city-state of Zahmahn as well as the lover of Queen Fatima. When the Queen catches Conan with the servant girl Yaila in a delicate situation, she leaves them in the dungeon to be devoured by the Dweller in the Dark. They manage to escape, however, and Conan throws the Queen to the monster. According to tradition, Zahmahn can only be ruled by a female sovereign, so Conan nominates Yaila as the new queen.
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Keywords:
Corinthia; Zahmahn

Indexer Notes

Barry Smith confirmed as inker in letters page of Conan the Barbarian #16.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. Night of the Dark God
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Conan the Barbarian
  4. 3. [Origin of the Crusader, Part 2]
    Crusader
  5. 4. The Dweller in the Dark
    Conan
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