Conan the King #23 [Direct Edition]
(July 1984)

Marvel, 1984 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Jim Owsley
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Ordeal (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Inks:
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Colors:
Mike Kaluta (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
King Conan; Prince Conn

Ordeal (Table of Contents)

Conan / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Zelenetz
Pencils:
Marc Silvestri
Inks:
Geof Isherwood
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Richard Parker

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
King Conan; Trocero; Prospero; Polix; Princess Radegund; Lucius; Leonidas (one of the Black Dragons); Baron Aemilius; Timon Flavius; Baron Maloric; Taurus; Mad Zandra; Councilor Publius; Queen Zenobia; Lysander
Synopsis:
Recovered from being poisoned, King Conan goes after Baron Aemilius, believing the Baron is responsible for Prince Conn's death. The Baron requests a trial by Ordeal (water) and starts to drown, but King Conan pulls him from the water in order to interrogate him. Lysander, one of Prince Conn's guards survived the ambush and regains consciousness. Prince Taurus starts to dabble in dark magic and is swept away from the castle by a giant flaming bird.
Reprints:

["Long given up by family and friends for dead ..."] (Table of Contents)

Prince Conn / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Zelenetz
Pencils:
Marc Silvestri
Inks:
?
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Richard Parker

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Prince Conn; Ruffius; Lepidus
Synopsis:
Prince Conn wins a tavern fight in Numalia, Nemedia's second greatest city, and meets the thief, Ruffius. Ruffius enlists Conn's help in gaining entrance to a rich merchant's tower in order to steal some valuables. The merchant is an elderly philanthropist who actually shares his wealth with the poor. The merchant catches Ruffius and Conn in his tower, and Ruffius kills the old man and leaves Conn there to take the blame.

Indexer Notes

The Prince Conn stories run along side the Conan The King stories to show what each is doing after they have been separated.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Ordeal
    Conan
  2. 1. Ordeal
    Conan
  3. 2. ["Long given up by family and friends for dead ..."]
    Prince Conn
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