(October 1976)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
Seven times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Barcode:
0714860292910
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
Magazine
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Devil in Iron (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Inks:
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Colors:
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

[pin-up: frontispiece] (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Zeck
Inks:
Mike Zeck
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

["After his brush with a mixture of cannibals and sorcery..."] (Table of Contents)

Conan / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

The Devil in Iron (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Jehungir Agha; Ghaznavi; Octavia; Kilzan
Synopsis:
Jehungir and Ghaznavi plot to use Octavia to trap Conan on the island Xapur. Unknown to them, a fisherman has awoken an ancient warrior on the same island.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "The Devil in Iron" by Robert E. Howard

The Magic of Khosatral Khel (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Jehungir Agha; Yateli; Khosatral Khel
Synopsis:
Conan finds a city on the island of Xapur where only ruins stood weeks before and learns of the rising of Khosatral Khel.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "The Devil in Iron" by Robert E. Howard

The Many Faces of Death (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Jehungir Agha; Khosatral Khel; Octavia
Synopsis:
Conan must battle both Jehungir Agha and Khosatral Khel to escape the island Xapur.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted form the short story "The Devil in Iron" by Robert E. Howard

Arms and the Manner (Table of Contents)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
James Maronie
Pencils:
John L. Focht (photo)
Inks:
John L. Focht (photo)
Colors:
John L. Focht (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Table of Contents)

Solomon Kane / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard
Pencils:
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Inks:
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Solomon Kane

A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard
Pencils:
John Buscema (signed)
Inks:
John Buscema (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Table of Contents)

Bran Mak Morn / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed)
Inks:
Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Bran Mak Morn

A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Table of Contents)

Red Sonja / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard
Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Red Sonja

A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Table of Contents)

Kull / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard
Pencils:
John Severin [as Sev.] (signed)
Inks:
John Severin [as Sev.] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Kull

A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Table of Contents)

Esau Cairn / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard
Pencils:
Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed)
Inks:
Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Esau Cairn

Conan in the City of Blood (Table of Contents)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Blosser
Pencils:
George Barr
Inks:
George Barr
Letters:
typeset

Chapter 4: The Beginning of the End (Table of Contents)

The Hyborian Age / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (adaptation); Robert E. Howard (original essay)
Pencils:
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks:
Walt Simonson (signed)
Letters:
Walt Simonson

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Walt Simonson via GCD Errors list, October 2009.

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

An Interview with Conan Artist John Buscema (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Collier; John Wren; Roy Thomas (editorial note)
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters:
John Buscema (photo)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Devil in Iron
    Conan
  2. 1. [pin-up: frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. ["After his brush with a mixture of cannibals and sorcery..."]
    Conan
  4. 3. The Devil in Iron
    Conan
  5. 4. The Magic of Khosatral Khel (Part 2)
    Conan
  6. 5. The Many Faces of Death (Part 3)
    Conan
  7. 6. Arms and the Manner
  8. 7. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Solomon Kane
  9. 8. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Conan
  10. 9. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Bran Mak Morn
  11. 10. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Red Sonja
  12. 11. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Kull
  13. 12. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Esau Cairn
  14. 13. Conan in the City of Blood
  15. 14. Chapter 4: The Beginning of the End
    The Hyborian Age
  16. 15. [Next Issue]
    Conan
  17. 16. An Interview with Conan Artist John Buscema
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