(October 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
On-sale Date
1987-07-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
A Marvel Magazine [plain text]
Editing
Michael Higgins (as Mike Higgins); Pat Redding (managing); Barry Windsor-Smith (consultant); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #123.
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
Characters
Conan

[cover for Conan the Barbarian #15] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Barry Windsor-Smith

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Elric
Reprints

The Green Empress of Melnibone (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Elric (guest star); Zukala; Zephra (Death); Arkyn (introduction); Arioch (villain, introduction); Terhali (Death); Kulan-Gath; Xiombarg (Death); Prince Gaynor the Damned
Synopsis
Conan and Elric have an un-easy truce while they ride to the sunken city known as Yagala. Once there they have to face Xiombarg, Prince Gaynor the Damned, Kulan-Gath and Terhali. When their combined power is not enough to defeat them Arkyn must join the fight to help them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Elric of Melnibone created by Michael Moorcock.

[cover for Conan the Barbarian #16] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
Barry Windsor-Smith

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Frost Giant's Daughter (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (Original prose story); Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Hymdul; Horsa; Niord; Gorm; Atali; Frost Giants
Synopsis
Conan chases Atali across the snow, slays her two frost giant brothers, and catches her. Her father, Ymir then takes her from Conan.
Reprints
Keywords
Snowy battlefield

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's short story.

[cover for Conan the Barbarian #19] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
Barry Windsor-Smith

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Hawks from the Sea! (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Kharam-Addad; Fafnir
Synopsis
Conan works for Turanian military and lays seige to Makkalet. The Legend of the Living Tarim is told. Conan makes enemy of Balthaz. Fafnir is wounded by flaming arrow.
Reprints
Keywords
City of Makkalet; ship

The Sword and the Sorcerers! (Table of Contents: 8)

Starr the Slayer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Starr the Slayer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Starr was a pre-cursor to Conan.

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 #15]
    Conan
  4. 3. The Green Empress of Melnibone
    Conan; Elric of Melnibone
  5. 4. [cover for Conan the Barbarian #16]
    Conan
  6. 5. The Frost Giant's Daughter
    Conan
  7. 6. [cover for Conan the Barbarian #19]
    Conan
  8. 7. Hawks from the Sea!
    Conan
  9. 8. The Sword and the Sorcerers!
    Starr the Slayer
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