Conan the Barbarian #17 [Regular Edition]
(August 1972)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1972-05-22
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 ?

Issue Notes

Possible on sale date from stamp on cover.
This issue has variants:

The Devil-God of Bal-Sagoth! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed as G K)
Inks
Frank Brunner (signed as Brunner)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Aala; Vertorix; Gothan
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The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Ralph Reese
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza (as Jon Costa)

Job Number
894Z
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Aala [Kyrie]; Vertorix (introduction, destroyed); Gothan; Fafnir; Ska
Synopsis
Conan and Fafnir the Vanir are stranded on the ancient island of Bal-Sagoth in the Vilayet Sea. At first, they are enemies, but they quickly decide to co-operate in order to survive. They rescue a girl, Kyrie, and fight the high priest Gothan in order to restore her as goddess and queen Aala of Bal-Sagoth.
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Keywords
Bal-Sagoth; Vilayet Sea

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story by Robert E. Howard.

Fanciful Fact and Frumious Fables for Friend and Foe Alike! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Hyborian Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Chroniclers; I like writing letters...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Chris Hoth and Marc DeMattas [sic], followed by an editorial Special Shazam [Award] Salute including many Conan-related nominations; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Devil-God of Bal-Sagoth!
    Conan the Barbarian
  2. 1. The Gods of Bal-Sagoth
    Conan the Barbarian
  3. 2. Fanciful Fact and Frumious Fables for Friend and Foe Alike!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. ["Dear Chroniclers; I like writing letters..."]
    The Hyborian Page
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