(April 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
Magazine
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Tree of Death (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema (layouts); Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painting, signed)
Inks:
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painting, signed)
Colors:
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painting, signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

[Frontispiece] (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jeff Jones (signed)
Inks:
Jeff Jones (signed)

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From a B&W illo called Wolfling in Infinity #2, a 1971 fanzine. Very similiar to the Jeff Jones painted cover for the book Gordon R. Dickson’s Wolfling (Dell Books #9633, 1969).

A Witch Shall Be Born (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Taramis; Salome; Constantius
Synopsis:
Taramis learns that her twin sister is alive and has managed to take her place on the throne of Khauran.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard. Members of the Tribe who inked the story are revealed in the letters section.

A People Betrayed (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Marcios; Ivga; Salome; Constantius; Conan
Synopsis:
Salome, posing as Taramis, orders the Khauran army to disband and turn control of the city over to Constantius and his men, but Conan refuses her order. The army is slain, and Conan is taken prisoner.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

The Tree of Death (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Constantius; Olgerd Vladislav; Djebal
Synopsis:
Constantius has Conan nailed to a cross in the desert. Conan is later rescued by Olgerd, leader of a band of outlaws.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

A Letter to Nemedia (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Astreas; Salome; Constantius; Conan; Olgerd Vladislav; Marcois
Synopsis:
Seven months later, with Salome's impersonation of Taramis complete, she and Constantius have been ravaging the city of Khauran.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

...and Dwell in Darkness (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Taramis; Salome; Khumbanigash; Marcois
Synopsis:
Marcois learns that Taramis is still alive and being held in the dungeon by Salome.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

Wolves of the Desert (Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Olgerd Vladislav; Conan; Farra
Synopsis:
Conan takes control of the army that Olgerd had gathered and prepares to attack Kauhran.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

The Voice in the Crystal (Chapter 7) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Marcois; Attalus; Constantius; Salome; Zang; Zinn
Synopsis:
Constantius and his army meet Conan and his army in the desert outside Khauran.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

The Shadow from the Temple (Chapter 8) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Taramis; Conan; Zinn; Salome; Marcois; Constantius; Djebal; Valerius
Synopsis:
Conan and Marcois rescue Taramis from Salome's dungeon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

Epilogue (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors:
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Constantius
Synopsis:
Conan gets his revenge on Constantius.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard

Kingdoms and Caravans (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert L. Yaple
Pencils:
John Romita; John Buscema (signed)
Inks:
John Romita; John Buscema (signed)
Letters:
typeset

The Kline Conan (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Robert L. Kline
Inks:
Robert L. Kline

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

letters page includes a photograph of a woman dressed as Red Sonja.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tree of Death
    Conan
  2. 1. [Frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. A Witch Shall Be Born
    Conan
  4. 3. A People Betrayed (Chapter 2)
    Conan
  5. 4. The Tree of Death (Chapter 3)
    Conan
  6. 5. A Letter to Nemedia (Chapter 4)
    Conan
  7. 6. ...and Dwell in Darkness (Chapter 5)
    Conan
  8. 7. Wolves of the Desert (Chapter 6)
    Conan
  9. 8. The Voice in the Crystal (Chapter 7)
    Conan
  10. 9. The Shadow from the Temple (Chapter 8)
    Conan
  11. 10. Epilogue
    Conan
  12. 11. Kingdoms and Caravans
  13. 12. The Kline Conan
    Conan
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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