Conan the Barbarian #12 [Regular Edition]
(December 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #11, 100, 115)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan the Barbarian / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Gaspar Saladino (logo)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The most savage hero of all!
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
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Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Kevin Nowlan via the GCD Error Tracker (Error 3047, 24 January 2010). The original indexer credited Ralph Reese.

In the letters section of Conan # 45 it is revealed that Gaspar Saladino designed the new cover logo.

The Dweller in the Dark (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (signed)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith (signed)
Colors
Mimi Gold; Barry Smith
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
630-Z
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.
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Keywords
Corinthia; Zahmahn

Indexer Notes

Barry Smith confirmed as inker in letters page of issue 16; coloring credits acknowledged by Barry Windsor-Smith in Spectrum Super Special #3 [2005]

The Blood of the Dragon! (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of the Hyborian Age! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane [as Diverse Hands] (Page 1); Tom Palmer [as Diverse Hands] (Page 2,3,6,7); Bernie Wrightson [as Diverse Hands] (Page 4,5)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Roy Thomas; Gil Kane; Kalligor; Valannus; Hydragon
Synopsis
This story is set in Conan's Hyborian in the kingdom of Aqilonia. Kalligor desires to marry the Baron's daughter and so he rides to kill the Hydragon and win her hand.
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Indexer Notes

Information on who inked what pages from Kevin Nowlan (5/2007). Gil Kane draws himself and Roy Thomas on the splash and last pages.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The most savage hero of all!"]
    Conan the Barbarian
  2. 1. The Dweller in the Dark
    Conan the Barbarian
  3. 2. The Blood of the Dragon!
    Tales of the Hyborian Age!
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