Conan the Barbarian #20 [Regular Edition]
(November 1972)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1972-08-15
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
Roy Thomas (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Etcetera & The Comic Reader #87 July 1972.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Black Hound of Vengeance! (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (signed as Barry Smith)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith (signed as Barry Smith)
Colors
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
John Costanza ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Melissandra; Kharam-Akkad
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Coloring credits acknowledged by Barry Windsor-Smith in Spectrum Super Special #3 [2005]

The Black Hound of Vengeance! (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (credited as Barry Smith)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited)
Colors
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
John Costanza (credited); Barry Windsor-Smith (story title)

Job Number
1046Z
Feature Logo
Conan the Barbarian [splash page masthead, curved letters]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Melissandra; Kharam-Akkad; Fafnir (death); Yezdigerd; The Tarim; Balthaz (death)
Synopsis
Conan and Fafnir serve aboard a ship from Turan, just outside the city of Makkalet. Conan infiltrates the Temple of Tarim in order to kidnap the living god Tarim, but he fails, kills a black hound and flees. Fafnir has lost his arm in battle and is thrown overboard by Balthaz to drown because is already as good as dead. Angry, Conan kills Balthaz and flees Yezdigerd's ship.
Awards
Reprints
Keywords
City of Makkalet

Indexer Notes

Coloring credits acknowledged by Barry Windsor-Smith in Spectrum Super Special #3 [2005].

Windsor-Smith letters credit is by Roy Thomas (2018, 109).
_________
Reference:

Thomas, Roy. 2018. Barbarian Life: A Literary Biography of Conan the Barbarian, Volume One. N.p.: Pulp Hero Press.

Gangway, World! Madcap Marvel Marches Merrily On! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (after Robert E. Howard, illustration)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith; Sal Buscema (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Feature Logo
The Hyborian Page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

No letters this issue; announcement about Conan wining a Shazam award; includes a map of the Hyborian world based on one by Robert E. Howard (originally from Conan #16) with the besieged city of Makkat added.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Black Hound of Vengeance!
    Conan
  2. 1. The Black Hound of Vengeance!
    Conan
  3. 2. Gangway, World! Madcap Marvel Marches Merrily On!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Hyborian Page
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