Conan Annual #8 [Direct]
(1984)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Annually
On-sale date
1984
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief); Larry Hama; Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley] (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound (#2); Saddle-stitched (#7-12)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Cover date is 1983 but indicia date is 1984.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Val Mayerik (signed)
Inks
Val Mayerik (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Dark Night of the White Queen (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
Val Mayerik
Inks
Val Mayerik
Colors
Steven Mellor
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Kull; Red Slayers; First Councillor Tu; shepherd; shepherd's son (dead, mentioned); Five Virgins (dead); King of Tarsus (dead, mentioned); Tarsus Rebels (die); White Queen [Narcia]; Princess Castrica (dies); Alexus; Asaad; Cult of the Nameless Snake God (die); Set [Nameless Snake God](mentioned); "Jellyfish" (dies); Bat-Demons (die)
Synopsis
Kull and his Red Slayers try to stop worshipers of the nameless serpent god from sacrificing a young woman who has just given birth to the avatars of their god, a twin son and daughter. Knowing the children are a grave danger to the world, Kull commands Tu to slay the babes but his trusted advisor finds he doesn't have the heart for it and gives the siblings to a passing shepherd. Ten thousand years later, Conan deals with the consequences of this action.
Reprints
Keywords
Ancient Scrolls; Border Kingdoms; Castle Alexus; sheep; Tarsus; Valusia

[If You Are a Casual Reader...] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hyborian Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Hama
Pencils
Val Mayerik
Inks
Val Mayerik
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Indexer Notes

Larry Hama talks about the story in this issue on one half of the page and the other half is the image of Conan from the cover. Replaces letters page.

The Prince Is Dead (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Conan / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. Dark Night of the White Queen
    Conan
  3. 2. [If You Are a Casual Reader...]
    The Hyborian Page
  4. 3. The Prince Is Dead
    Conan
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