Neal Adams [as Diverse Hands]; Pablo Marcos [as Diverse Hands]; Frank McLaughlin [as Diverse Hands]; Vince Colletta [as Diverse Hands]
sword and sorcery
Conan; Mala; Thorfel The Fair
Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story " The Dark Man " Conan returns to Cimmeria in search of Mala, his first love. But Mala has been kidnapped by Vanir raiders led by Thorfel The Fair. While setting out to rescue her, Conan comes across a strange metal idol.
Article about then upcoming Conan movie in pre-production. Photos of Roy Thomas, Ed Summer & Arnold Schwarzenegger along with illustrations by Frank Frazetta, John Buscema & Barry Windsor-Smith punctuate text.
Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story " Black Abyss " Kull is a guest at the decadent court of Baron Ergon, ruler of Kamula. After one of Brule's fellow guards vanishes and another is found murdered, Kull discovers the Kamulaans plan to sacrice them all to a gigantic, fleah-eating slug.