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
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

Issue Notes

The Black Hound of Vengeance! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Job Number
1046Z
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).
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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) /

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

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