Conan the Barbarian #23 [Regular Edition]
(February 1973)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1972-10-17
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

Swords in the Night! (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Perhaps you found those dogs an easy prey, Cimmerian--
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Mikhal Oglu [Vulture]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credits from Tom Hardee (7/11/2003).

The Shadow of the Vulture! (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited); Robert E. Howard (credited) (freely adapted from the story by)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (credited as Barry Smith); Sal Buscema (page 6)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited as Adkins) (pages 1-4; 20); Sal Buscema (credited as Buscema) (pages 5-8; 15-19); Chic Stone (pages 9-14)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (pages 1-2; 9-14); John Costanza (pages 3-8; 15-21)

Job Number
1202-Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A westling wind curls listlessly thru the streets and alleys of the city called Pah-Dishah, some three
Feature Logo
Conan the Barbarian
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Red Sonja (introduction); Mikhal Oglu [The Vulture] (introduction, death); King Ghannif; Yezdiggerd; Melissandra; Kalmus; Ivga (dies); Narampyr; Rhupen; Sulimar
Synopsis
Conan delivers message from Makkalet to Pah-Disha. Red Sonja saves Conan's life twice. Conan kills Mikhal Oglu [The Vulture] and sends his head to Yezdigerd.
Reprints
Keywords
Makkalet; Pah-Dishah

Indexer Notes

Based in "The Shadow of the Vulture" by Robert E. Howard.

Per Roy Thomas in Barbarian Life A Literary Biography of Conan the Barbarian Volume 1 (2018), Sal Buscema both penciled and inked page 6.

Inker info per Per Nick Caputo.

Awsome Announcements for You to Conjure with, Ponder Over - and Yawn at! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

he Terrific Ten (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Saturday Morning Cartoons; NBC / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Swords in the Night!
    Conan
  2. 1. The Shadow of the Vulture!
    Conan
  3. 2. Awsome Announcements for You to Conjure with, Ponder Over - and Yawn at!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. he Terrific Ten
    Saturday Morning Cartoons; NBC
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