(August 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Company, Inc
Editing
Roy Thomas; Marv Wolfman (consulting editor); Tony Isabella (consulting editor)
Color
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
Magazine
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Boris Vallejo (painting, signed)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (painting, signed)
Colors
Boris Vallejo (painting, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Red Sonja
Reprints

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Esteban Maroto (signed)
Inks
Esteban Maroto (signed)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]; Esteban Maroto
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]; Esteban Maroto
Letters
typeset

Characters
Conan; Red Sonja
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Table of contents and indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Robert E. Howard; ?
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities…
Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Excerpt from The Nemedian Chronicles, photograph and introduction.

Curse of the Undead-Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Berthilda; Conan; Costranno; Red Sonja; Rikko
Synopsis
Conan and Red Sonja put an end to the undead sorcerer Costranno.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Freely adapted from the short story "Mistress of Death" by Robert E. Howard.

Missed Any Monsters Lately? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alfredo Alcala [as Alfred Alcala]
Inks
Alfredo Alcala [as Alfred Alcala]
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

A Hyperborean Oath (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There really isn't all that much I can say about The Savage Sword of Conan #1, is there?
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert E. Howard
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the plundering hordes of Yezdigerd, scourge of Hyrkania, hammered at the doors of thrice-doomed Makkalet…
Genre
sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

The Song of Red Sonja from Tarantella, photograph, and introduction.

Red Sonja (Table of Contents: 9)

Red Sonja / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Esteban Maroto
Inks
Neal Adams; Ernie Chan [as Ernie Chua]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the last rust-colored glow of sunset, no one may enter or leave the teeming city-state called Pah-Dishah.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Red Sonja; Conan; Amir; Lurhan; King Ghannif; Trolus; Lucrezia
Synopsis
When Red Sonja returns with a tiara she was sent for by King Ghannif, she learns her "reward" is to be made a part of his harem.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Red Sonja (Table of Contents: 11)

Red Sonja / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Esteban Maroto (signed)
Inks
Esteban Maroto (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Red Sonja
Reprints

Conan's Women Warriors (Table of Contents: 12)

Conan / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser
Pencils
Steve Gan (signed); Hugh Rankin (signed); Roy G. Krenkel
Inks
Steve Gan (signed); Hugh Rankin (signed); Roy G. Krenkel
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among the most vivid of colorful of all the characters in the saga of Conan are those ladies...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Bêlit; Red Sonya; Salome; Yasmina
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Indexer Notes

Includes illustrations: Salome by Steve Gan (signature dated 1974), Yasmina and Bêlit by Hugh Rankin and Red Sonya of Rogatine by Roy G. Krenkel.

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

Blackmark / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 1971 Bantam Books published what was destined to be the most ambitious attempt...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Blackmark
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration from the book with the addition of a small, introductory block of text.

[Blackmark] Preface (Table of Contents: 14)

Blackmark / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gil Kane; Archie Goodwin (uncredited, script)
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old Earth is dead, devastated by the nuclear holocausts.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Amarix; Marnie; Zeph the Tinker; Balzamo; Blackmark
Reprints

A Non-Paid Commercial That Will Drive You Crazy (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

An Atlantean In Aquilonia (Table of Contents: 16)

Kull / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? (introduction); Glenn Lord
Pencils
John Severin [as Severin] (signed); Ross Andru
Inks
John Severin [as Severin] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kull of Atlantis. Kull of Valusia. King Kull!
Characters
Baron Kaanuub; Ducalon; Enaros; King Kull; Ridondo the Mistrel
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes two illustrations of King Kull by John Severin (signed) and pencil sketches of Kull, Enaros, Baron Kaanuub of Komahar and of Ridondo the Minstrel by Ross Andru.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aesgaard! Vanaheim! In Norse myth, two lands where twin races of warring gods make their mist-shrouded home.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Drawn image of Conan on a photograph background, introduction for The Frost Giant's Daughter.

The Frost Giant's Daughter (Table of Contents: 18)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original prose short story); Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The clangor of the swords has died away...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Atali; Conan; Frost Giants; Gorm; Horsa; Hymdul; Niord
Synopsis
Setting: Snowy battlefield. Conan chases Atali across the snow, slays her two frost giant brothers, and catches her. Her father, Ymir then takes her from Conan.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "The Frost Giant's Daughter" by Robert E. Howard.

[Novelty Ads] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

American Circle Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Monsters of the Movies (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Monsters of the Movies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Beyond Hell… Beyond Fear… Beyond the Terror That Lurks in Man's Mind (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Night Gallery Graphics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Missed Any Marvel Masterpieces Lately? (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Marvel Monster Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Next Issue: Black Colossus (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Monster Size Monsters (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Honor House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

FDR Sat Here (Table of Contents: 26)

The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare / public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Page 81.
Advises you to try to stop thinking of disabled people as ‘handicapped’. Wheelchair photo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Gayle House / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

Very Special People (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Broadway Bookfinders / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Kung Fu & Karate (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Demaru, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Have You Seen This Coupon Before? (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

La Salle Extension University / advertisement / 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. Table of Contents
  4. 3. ["Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities…"]
  5. 4. Curse of the Undead-Man
    Conan
  6. 5. Missed Any Monsters Lately?
    Marvel Magazine Group
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  8. 7. A Hyperborean Oath
  9. 8. ["When the plundering hordes of Yezdigerd, scourge of Hyrkania, hammered at the doors of thrice-doomed Makkalet…"]
    Red Sonja
  10. 9. Red Sonja
    Red Sonja
  11. 10. ["The greatest movie series of them all…"]
    Planet of the Apes
  12. 11. Red Sonja
    Red Sonja
  13. 12. Conan's Women Warriors
    Conan
  14. 13. ["In 1971 Bantam Books published what was destined to be the most ambitious attempt..."]
    Blackmark
  15. 14. [Blackmark] Preface
    Blackmark
  16. 15. A Non-Paid Commercial That Will Drive You Crazy
    Crazy
  17. 16. An Atlantean In Aquilonia
    Kull
  18. 17. ["Aesgaard! Vanaheim! In Norse myth, two lands where twin races of warring gods make their mist-shrouded home."]
    Conan
  19. 18. The Frost Giant's Daughter
    Conan
  20. 19. [Novelty Ads]
    American Circle Corp.
  21. 20. Monsters of the Movies
    Monsters of the Movies
  22. 21. Beyond Hell… Beyond Fear… Beyond the Terror That Lurks in Man's Mind
    Dracula Lives
  23. 22. ["Warning! You won't want to be alone when you look at these full color reproductions from the Night Gallery Television series."]
    Night Gallery Graphics
  24. 23. Missed Any Marvel Masterpieces Lately?
    Marvel Monster Group
  25. 24. Next Issue: Black Colossus
    Savage Sword of Conan
  26. 25. Monster Size Monsters
    Honor House
  27. 26. FDR Sat Here
    The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
  28. 27. ["Invite your friends over for a haunting"]
    Gayle House
  29. 28. Very Special People
    Broadway Bookfinders
  30. 29. Kung Fu & Karate
    Demaru, Inc.
  31. 30. Have You Seen This Coupon Before?
    La Salle Extension University
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