(October 1973)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1973-06-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Monster Group
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
magazine size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was an ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (signed)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Conan / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hearing that wars are in the offing along the borders of Stygia...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction page to Red Nails.

Red Nails (Table of Contents: 3)

Conan / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]; Pablo Marcos (page 20-21)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (pages 2-9; 15-21); ? (pages 10-14); Barry Windsor-Smith (splash)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At a small pool, the woman reins in her weary steed...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Valeria (introduction); Conan; Chicmec; Techotl
Synopsis
Conan and Valeria enter a mysterious walled city. After they become separated, Valeria discovers that the city is indeed inhabited.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story. Per "Still Waiting For The Absolute Barry-Windsor Smith Conan Volumes" in Spectrum Super Special #3 [2005], Smith subsequently re-inked [including the 2 pages Marcos inked at the end of chapter one] the entire story, added additional details to splash page and elsewhere, and colored the story for its reprint in Marvel Treasury Edition (Marvel, 1974 series) #4.

The Hyborian Rage (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Al Williamson (illustration)
Inks
Al Williamson (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, as we were saying before we were so rudely interrupted...!
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Roy Thomas discusses the return of Savage Tales.

Robert E. Howard: Lone Star Fictioneer (Table of Contents: 5)

Robert E. Howard / text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Glenn Lord; Roy Thomas (abridged by)
Pencils
Frank Brunner (signed); George Barr (illustrations)
Inks
Frank Brunner (signed); George Barr (illustrations)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robert Ervin Howard was born January 22, 1906, at Peaster, Texas...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Conan; Robert E. Howard (photo); Truett Vinson (photo); Tevis Clyde Smith (photo)
Synopsis
Extract from "The Last Celt" by Glenn Lord.
Reprints

Dark Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed)
Letters
Gray Morrow

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Time... All the time in the world.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Karl Linders; Christine; Damian Linders; Prometheus
Reprints

Cimmeria (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I remember.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's poem. Smith's art is reproduced from the pencil stage.

The Crusader! (Table of Contents: 8)

Crusader / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely
Inks
Joe Maneely
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At dawn of the seventh day, the battered ship grounded on eastern shores...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Crusader [El Alemain]; Sir John O'Dare (Death); Gerlaine; Tenga Khan (Intro, Death)
Reprints

A Probable Outline of Conan's Career (Table of Contents: 9)

Conan / text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
P. Schuyler Miller; John D. Clark, Ph. D; Roy Thomas (introduction)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (illustration); Hugh Rankin (illustration)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (illustration); Hugh Rankin (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A brief note from Ye Editor:...
Genre
non-fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[Tower of Shadows #10 - alternate cover] (Table of Contents: 10)

Kull / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Inks
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
King Kull
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alternate unused cover for Tower of Shadows #10.

The Skull of Silence! (Table of Contents: 11)

Kull / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Inks
Bernie Wrightson [as Berni Wrightson]
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the time before the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Kull; Ka-Nu; Kuthulos
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original presentation was in color.

Next Issue (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Conan / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The City Time Forgot]
    Conan
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Hearing that wars are in the offing along the borders of Stygia..."]
    Conan
  4. 3. Red Nails
    Conan
  5. 4. The Hyborian Rage
  6. 5. Robert E. Howard: Lone Star Fictioneer
    Robert E. Howard
  7. 6. Dark Tomorrow
  8. 7. Cimmeria
  9. 8. The Crusader!
    Crusader
  10. 9. A Probable Outline of Conan's Career
    Conan
  11. 10. [Tower of Shadows #10 - alternate cover]
    Kull
  12. 11. The Skull of Silence!
    Kull
  13. 12. Next Issue
    Conan
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