(July 1974)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-05-21
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams (painting)
Inks
Neal Adams (painting)
Colors
Neal Adams (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Ka-zar; Zabu
Reprints

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

Conan / table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Gan (signed)
Inks
Steve Gan (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contents page incorporates an illustration begun on the inside front cover.

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

Conan / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Intro page to "The Secret of Skull River".

The Secret of Skull River (Table of Contents: 3)

Conan / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; John Jakes (plot)
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
Denise Wohl ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Someone savage this way comes!
Genre
jungle; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Hanuman (giant); Naia; Thuribald; Sophos; Anaximander; Grandall (giant)
Synopsis
Conan is hired by a village to stop the sorcerer that has poisoned their water supply.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from a plot by John Jakes.

[Missed Any Monsters Lately?] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Savage Tales is Dead! Long Live Savage Tales! (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caught you off-guard with that title, didn't I?
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editorial on the changes coming to Savage Tales.

The Legacy of Greenberg, Part II of The Hour of the Gnome (Table of Contents: 6)

The Artists of Conan / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga (signed); Roy Krenkel; Dave Kyle; Ed Emshwiller; Wally Wood
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga (signed); Roy Krenkel; Dave Kyle; Ed Emshwiller; Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Savage Tales #4 we saw how a young entrepreneur named Martin Greenberg started...
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Brak / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Banished from his home to the north, the barbarian called Brak eagerly embarked...
Characters
Brak

Indexer Notes

Intro page to Spell of the Dragon!

Spell of the Dragon! (Table of Contents: 8)

Brak / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Jakes; Dan Adkins (plot)
Pencils
Val Mayerik; Dan Adkins (layouts)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The villagers say you hate them, witch-woman.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Brak; Jonel; Valena
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Ka-Zar / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the bottom of the world lies the frozen continent: Antarctica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Intro page to The Legend of the Lizard Men!

The Legend of the Lizard Men! (Table of Contents: 10)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
633Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come, Zabu!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-zar; Iranda (villain, introduction, death); Lizard Men (introduction); Zabu; Lowani
Synopsis
When Ka-Zar goes in search of missing women and men from a local village, he finds the woman, Iranda and the Lizard Men. She takes him to her castle where he sees one of the missing women. When he tries to rescue her, the Lizard Men attack him. He is barely able to escape but when he does, he takes Iranda's crown with him. With her crown gone, at moonrise her enchantment wears off and she becomes a Lizard being. After she dies, her enchantments fade and the Lizard Men turn back into the missing warriors from the village.
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Indexer Notes

This story takes place after the story in Savage Tales #1 and before the story in Astonishing Tales #8. Some of the dialogue was altered from the original story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Savage Mails / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith; Gil Kane (illustrations)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith; Neal Adams (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Conan; Valeria
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Glenn S. Holland, Robert Weinberg, J. Norton, J. Cerniglia, James Robertson, Richard Burgeois, and Fritz Leiber.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  4. 3. The Secret of Skull River
    Conan
  5. 4. [Missed Any Monsters Lately?]
  6. 5. Savage Tales is Dead! Long Live Savage Tales!
    Conan
  7. 6. The Legacy of Greenberg, Part II of The Hour of the Gnome
    The Artists of Conan
  8. 7. ["Banished from his home to the north, the barbarian called Brak eagerly embarked..."]
    Brak
  9. 8. Spell of the Dragon!
    Brak
  10. 9. ["At the bottom of the world lies the frozen continent: Antarctica."]
    Ka-Zar
  11. 10. The Legend of the Lizard Men!
    Ka-Zar
  12. 11. ["Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer..."]
    Conan
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Savage Mails
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Savage Tales
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