Conan Saga #5 [Direct]
(September 1987)

Marvel, 1987 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD; 2.75 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
A Marvel Magazine [plain text]
Editing
Mike Higgins (editor); Pat Redding (managing editor); Barry Windsor-Smith (editorial consultant); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)
Color
Black and White interior; Color cover
Dimensions
8" x 11"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Colors
Barry Windsor-Smith

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

[frontispiece - pencils for cover without cropping for text] (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith

Genre
sword and sorcery

[cover for Conan the Barbarian #12] (Table of Contents: 2)

Conan / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Ralph Reese
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Dweller in the Dark (Table of Contents: 3)

Conan / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Yulek; Queen Fatima; Yaila
Synopsis
Conan becomes Captain of the royal guard in the small city-state of Zahmahn as well as the lover of Queen Fatima. When the Queen catches Conan with the servant girl Yaila in a delicate situation, she leaves them in the dungeon to be devoured by the Dweller in the Dark. They manage to escape, however, and Conan throws the Queen to the monster. According to tradition, Zahmahn can only be ruled by a female sovereign, so Conan nominates Yaila as the new queen.
Reprints
Keywords
Corinthia; Zahmahn

Indexer Notes

Barry Smith confirmed as inker in letters page of Conan the Barbarian #16.
Page 15 appears here in its original uncensored form (prior publications featured a partially redrawn version due to Comics Code objections).

[unpublished version of the cover for Conan the Barbarian #13] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Web of the Spider-God (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; John Jakes
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Hyborian Age of Conan (Table of Contents: 6)

Hyborian Age / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Edwards; Eliot R Brown
Pencils
Tony Edwards (design); Eliot R Brown (design)
Inks
Tony Edwards (design); Eliot R Brown (design)
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

Hyborian Regional maps done in five sections. Based on a map by Robert E Howard. This is the centerfold.

[cover for Conan the Barbarian #14] (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (signed)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Elric
Reprints

A Sword Called Stormbringer! (Table of Contents: 8)

Conan; Elric of Melnibone / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Michael Moorcock (plot); James Cawthorn (plot)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Sorcerer-King Elric of Melnibone; Zephra; Zukala; Kulan-Gath (cameo); Terhali; Xiombarg; Prince Gaynor the Damned; Marduk
Synopsis
Conan saves Zephra's life, fights against and later with Elric. Conan fights to save Hyborea and Melnibone from Queen Xiombarg.
Reprints
Keywords
Koth grasslands

Indexer Notes

Elric of Melnibone created by Michael Moorcock.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. [frontispiece - pencils for cover without cropping for text]
    Conan
  3. 2. [cover for Conan the Barbarian #12]
    Conan
  4. 3. Dweller in the Dark
    Conan
  5. 4. [unpublished version of the cover for Conan the Barbarian #13]
    Conan
  6. 5. Web of the Spider-God
    Conan
  7. 6. The Hyborian Age of Conan
    Hyborian Age
  8. 7. [cover for Conan the Barbarian #14]
    Conan
  9. 8. A Sword Called Stormbringer!
    Conan; Elric of Melnibone
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