(December 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
Magazine
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is squarebound, not saddle-stitched.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Demons of the Summit (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Michael Kaluta (painting)
Inks:
Michael Kaluta (painting)
Colors:
Michael Kaluta (painting)
Letters:
type

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Shanya
Reprints:

[Frontispiece] (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala (signed)

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

At The Mountain Of The Moon-God (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Tevalos; Princess Yasmela; General Malthom; Vateesa; Prince Katuman; King Strabonus; Sergius of Khrosha; Commander Quzak; Captain Geballus; King Khossus
Synopsis:
Conan goes to rescue King Khossus who has been captured by Ophir.
Reprints:

Where Dark Death Soars (chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Vateesa; King Khossus; Commander Quzak; Princess Yasmela; Prince Katuman
Synopsis:
While rescuing King Khossus, Conan must battle a Pterosaur.
Reprints:

The First Barbarian: (part 2) (Table of Contents)

Chronicles of the Sword / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lin Carter
Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Part II of Lin Carter's 'Chronicles of the Sword' feature examines Robert E. Howard's creation of the sword-and-sorcery genre in the pages of "Weird Tales" pulp magazine in the 1920's and 30's, starting with the Atlantean outcast who became King Kull. Article is accompanied by two Kull illustrations by Severin.

The Testing Of Blackmark (chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

Blackmark / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Gil Kane; Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Gil Kane; Neal Adams (signed GK)
Inks:
Gil Kane; Neal Adams (signed GK)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
King Kargon; Blackmark; Queen Lyllith; Nephus; Balzamo
Synopsis:
Blackmark spurns Lyllith's attentions and is slated for death in the arena facing the Flame Lizard. He is taken to a holding cell where Balzamo recognizes a mark Blackmark shared with his mother, indicating he has the power of Amarix. Balzamo and Blackmark are taken to the arena to face the Flame Lizard, but Blackmark kills the beast.
Reprints:

Kull Of Atlantis (Table of Contents)

Kull / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard
Pencils:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Kull; Am-ra; Khor-nah; Sareeta
Synopsis:
Sareeta, an Atlantean who married a Lemurian pirate, has been captured after being washed ashore when the pirate ship was broken. As Kull arrives, she is about to be burned for bringing shame to Atlantis. With her nodded assent, Kull hurls his dagger just under her heart, killing her instantly to spare her an agonizing death. Kull's tribesmen chase him with the intent of slaying him for violating their code of morals, but are unable to catch him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is not a complete story. According to the splash page notes, Barry Smith and Roy Thomas were planning a paperback comic book dealing with the early days of Kull of Atlantis. The paperback never happened, but Smith did a number of finished drawings in preparation for the book. Some of those drawings are presented here with quotations from the story "Exile Of Atlantis" by Robert E. Howard.

Demons of the Summit (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Tony deZuniga
Inks:
Tony deZuniga
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Jamal; Shanya; Shangara
Synopsis:
A king's emissary fails to heed Conan's warnings about Khozgari treachery, and only Conan and Jamal escape with their lives. During their escape, they encounter Shanya, the daughter of a Khozgari chief, and take her hostage. When they take a shortcut through the Misty Mountains, they are attacked by the Demons of the Summit. Jamal is killed and Shanya is taken to Shangara, leader of the summit people. He wants to use Shanya as a mate for himself and his son until Conan rescues her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story, "People of the Summit" by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp.

Ad (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Virgilio Redondo (signed)
Inks:
Virgilio Redondo (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Swords and Scrolls / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Demons of the Summit
    Conan
  2. 1. [Frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. At The Mountain Of The Moon-God
    Conan
  5. 4. Where Dark Death Soars (chapter 2)
    Conan
  6. 5. The First Barbarian: (part 2)
    Chronicles of the Sword
  7. 6. The Testing Of Blackmark (chapter 3)
    Blackmark
  8. 7. Kull Of Atlantis
    Kull
  9. 8. Demons of the Summit
    Conan
  10. 9. Ad
    Conan
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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