(February 1974)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Magazine 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)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pablo Marcos (signed); John Romita
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed); John Romita
Colors
Pablo Marcos
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

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

Conan / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (illustration)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

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

Conan / recap / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan and the she-pirate Valeria have deserted their company of mercenaries...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Recap of part one of the Red Nail story. Includes a map of the Hyborian Age.

The Lurker From the Catacombs (Table of Contents: 3)

Conan / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters
Joe Rosen ?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Valeria; Conan; Techotl; Prince Olmec; Princess Tascela; Yasala; Yanath; Topal; Tolkemec (flashback); Tecuhltli (flashback); Xotalanc (flashback)
Synopsis
Conan and Valeria are hired by Prince Olmec to defend his side of the strange walled city.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's "Red Nails" (Part 2).

An Age Undreamed Of (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you ready for this?
Genre
non-fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Roy Thomas explains why Savage Tales is being discontinued until sales reports come in.

Red Sonja - She-Devil of the Turanian Steppes (Table of Contents: 5)

Red Sonja / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Esteban Maroto (illustration)
Inks
Esteban Maroto (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Robert E. Howard, her creator, described her thus:
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Red Sonja

The Crimson Bell (Table of Contents: 6)

Arquel / text story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Capella
Pencils
Al Williamson (illustration); Frank Brunner (illustration)
Inks
Al Williamson (illustration); Frank Brunner (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Grey morning mists hung over the meadows of Asur...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Arquel; Rona; Rea; N'Engo

The Fury of the Femizons (Table of Contents: 7)

Femizons / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strike, my sister!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Femizons [Princess Lyra; Queen Vega; Syrani] (introduction); Mogon
Reprints

Red Nails in the Sunset (Table of Contents: 8)

The Artists of Conan / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
H. D. Delay; Margaret Brundage
Inks
H. D. Delay; Margaret Brundage
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As most everybody knows by now, Conan the Cimmerian was first introduced...
Genre
non-fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Valeria; Prince Olmec; Princess Tascela; Tolkemec
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrations and cover from Weird Tales that printed Red Nails.

Talon (Table of Contents: 9)

Talon / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Talon

The Once and Future Talon (Table of Contents: 10)

Talon / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (introduction); Jim Steranko [as James Steranko]
Pencils
Jim Steranko [as James Steranko] (illustration)
Inks
Jim Steranko [as James Steranko] (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was 1969, around the time I completed my contribution to the SHIELD and CAPTAIN AMERICA sagas.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Talon

A Probable Outline of Roy Thomas' Career (Table of Contents: 11)

Savage Tale / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan's comic-book chronicler was born, not on a battlefield during a skirmish with a horde of raiding Vanir...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Roy Thomas (photo)
Reprints

An Informal History of Barry the Barbarian (Table of Contents: 12)

Feature Pages / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Barry Windsor-Smith (photo)
Reprints

He Comes From the Dark (Table of Contents: 13)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan needs no guide back thru the labyrinth that is the city of Xuchotl.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Valeria (guest star); Conan; Techotl; Prince Olmec; Princess Tascela; Tolkemec
Synopsis
Princess Tascela plans to sacrifice Valeria and use her blood to retain her youth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story "Red Nails" (Part 3; conclusion).

To the Memory of Robert E. Howard (Table of Contents: 14)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (illustration)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (illustration)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  3. 2. ["Conan and the she-pirate Valeria have deserted their company of mercenaries..."]
    Conan
  4. 3. The Lurker From the Catacombs
    Conan
  5. 4. An Age Undreamed Of
    Conan
  6. 5. Red Sonja - She-Devil of the Turanian Steppes
    Red Sonja
  7. 6. The Crimson Bell
    Arquel
  8. 7. The Fury of the Femizons
    Femizons
  9. 8. Red Nails in the Sunset
    The Artists of Conan
  10. 9. Talon
    Talon
  11. 10. The Once and Future Talon
    Talon
  12. 11. A Probable Outline of Roy Thomas' Career
    Savage Tale
  13. 12. An Informal History of Barry the Barbarian
    Feature Pages
  14. 13. He Comes From the Dark
    Conan
  15. 14. To the Memory of Robert E. Howard
    Conan
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