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(December 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:
0714860292912
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
Magazine
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Pre-standard barcode.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Wizards of the Black Circle (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Earl Norem (painting)
Inks:
Earl Norem (painting)
Colors:
Earl Norem (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

[Frontispiece] (Table of Contents)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Zeck
Inks:
Mike Zeck

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

["Conan manages to build up the kozacs"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Conan

The People of the Black Circle (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Yasmina; Bhunda Chand; Kerim Shah; Khemsa
Synopsis:
Sorcerers are killing Yasmina's brother, Bhunda Chand, the King of Vendhya.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

A Barbarian from the Hills (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Chunder Shan; Yasmina; Gitara
Synopsis:
Conan kidnaps Yasmina.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

The Sorcery of Khemsa (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Gitara; Khemsa; Kerim Shah
Synopsis:
Gitara and Khemsa betray Kerim Shah and plan to use the information of the kidnapped Yasmina to their own ends.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

Reavers of the Hills (Part 4) (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Yasmina; Yar Afzal
Synopsis:
Conan and Yasmina reach the Zhaibar Pass and meet up with Yar Afzal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard
Story continues next issue.

A Probable Outline of Conan's Career (Table of Contents)

Conan / text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
P. Schuyler Miller; John D. Clark
Pencils:
Jayem Wilcox (signed); Hugh Rankin (signed); Pat Broderick (signed); Frank Thorne (signed)
Inks:
Jayem Wilcox (signed); Hugh Rankin (signed); Pat Broderick (signed); Frank Thorne (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This article first appeared in a fanzine called "The Hyborian Age", published in 1938. The Wilcox and Rankin illustrations appear to be taken from issues of Weird Tales. The Wilcox illustrations would be from "Black Colossus" (Weird Tales, June 1933) and "The Scarlet Citadel" (Weird Tales, January 1933).

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (signed)

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Jenna

Indexer Notes

Recreation of a scene featuring Conan, Jenna, and Corinthian guardsmen from Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #11.

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Day (signed)
Inks:
Gene Day (signed)

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan
Reprints:

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Tim Conrad

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Belit

Indexer Notes

An unused page from Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #66.

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

Conan; Red Sonja / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Allison
Inks:
John Allison

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan; Red Sonja

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Virgil Finlay
Inks:
Virgil Finlay

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

Indexer Notes

Sketch for a proposed Conan book-cover.

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard Corben
Inks:
Richard Corben

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Conan

Indexer Notes

A scene from the short story "Curse of the Monolith" by L. Sprague deCamp and Lin Carter.

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

Kull / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Roy G. Krenkel (signed)[as RGK]
Inks:
Roy G. Krenkel (signed)[as RGK]

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Kull

Indexer Notes

Sketch from Infinity Three magazine.

Chapter 5: Fire and Slaughter (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Walt Simonson (signed)
Inks:
Walt Simonson (signed)
Letters:
Walt Simonson

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Robert E. Howard adaptation. Letters credit from Walt Simonson via GCD Errors list, October 2009.

Worms of the Earth (Table of Contents)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils:
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (complete pencils on first few pages, partial pencils on later pages); Tim Conrad (finishes)
Inks:
Tim Conrad
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters:
Valerius; Titus Sulla; Centurious Publius; Grom; Bran Mak Morn [as Partha Mac Othna], Cormac na Connacht (mentioned only)
Synopsis:
Bran Mak Morn (pretending to be the Irish chieftain Partha Mac Othna) witnesses one of his people being crucified by the Romans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from Tim Conrad interview in Collector's Dream (G&T Enterprises) #1/ 1977? and from Tim Conrad interview in Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics; Wandering Star, 2000 Series) #[nn]
adapted from the short story "Worms of the Earth" by Robert E. Howard.

A Ghost in the Night (Part II) (Table of Contents)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils:
Tim Conrad
Inks:
Tim Conrad
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters:
Grom; Bran Mak Morn [as Partha Mac Othna]; Gonar; Valerius
Synopsis:
Bran Mak Morn plans his revenge against the Romans.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "Worms of the Earth" by Robert E. Howard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Wizards of the Black Circle
    Conan
  2. 1. [Frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. ["Conan manages to build up the kozacs"]
    Conan
  4. 3. The People of the Black Circle
    Conan
  5. 4. A Barbarian from the Hills (Part 2)
    Conan
  6. 5. The Sorcery of Khemsa (Part 3)
    Conan
  7. 6. Reavers of the Hills (Part 4)
    Conan
  8. 7. A Probable Outline of Conan's Career
    Conan
  9. 8. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Conan
  10. 9. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Conan
  11. 10. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Conan
  12. 11. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Conan; Red Sonja
  13. 12. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Conan
  14. 13. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Conan
  15. 14. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard
    Kull
  16. 15. Chapter 5: Fire and Slaughter
    The Hyborian Age
  17. 16. Worms of the Earth
    Bran Mak Morn
  18. 17. A Ghost in the Night (Part II)
    Bran Mak Morn
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Felix Lopez
  • Nuno Miranda
  • Steve Belknap
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Glenn MacKay
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Terry Vraspir
  • L. J├ímal Walton