(October 1974)

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

Black Colossus (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[pin-up: frontispiece] (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
Mike Zeck

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

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

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

Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
Mike Zeck
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan re-enters mercenary service in the western nations...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Excerpt from The Nemedian Chronicles, photograph and introduction.

Black Colossus [Part I] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only the Age-old silence broods over the mysterious ruins of Kuthchemes...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Shevatas
Synopsis
Shevatas the Thief breaks into a long-deserted temple and finds a large amount of treasure.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "Black Colossus" by Robert E. Howard.

[Black Colossus] Part II Hordes of the Veiled One (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Minstrels sing the beauty of the princess Yasmela...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Yasmela; Natohk the Veiled One; Vateeza; General Malthom; Count Thespides; Taurus
Synopsis
Princess Yasmela places Conan in charge of her army and they ride south to meet the army of Natohk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "Black Colossus" by Robert E. Howard.

[Black Colossus] Part III Chariot of the Man-Demon (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since Conan's birth on a Cimmerin battlefield, death has been ever a constant companion.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Yasmela; Natohk the Veiled One [Thugra Khotan]; Fahim; Shevatas the Thief; General Malthom; Count Thespides; Katuman
Synopsis
Conan and his army defeat Natohk, but when Natohk takes the princess, Conan is forced to follow Natohk's demonic chariot and destroy the sorcerer.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "Black Colossus" by Robert E. Howard.

Chapter 1 Kingdoms of the Dawn (Table of Contents: 7)

Chronicles of the Sword / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lin Carter
Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed); Alan Weiss (signed); Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed); Joe Staton (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Any history of sword-and-sorcery fiction is inevitably tempted to begin with Robert E. Howard...
Genre
sword and sorcery
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Indexer Notes

The article contains 4 spot illustrations each signed by the artists. The Weiss illustrations is inked by Milgrom.

[Blackmark] Chapter II (Table of Contents: 8)

Blackmark / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Gil Kane; Archie Goodwin (script; uncredited)
Pencils
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By the time Blakmark was five...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Blackmark; Marnie; Zeph
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Blackmark by Gil Kane (Bantam Books paperback, 1971) and scripted by Archie Goodwin from outlines supplied by Gil Kane. This reprint does not credit Goodwin for his contribution.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of that epoch known by the Nemedian chroniclers as the Pre-Cataclysmic age...

Indexer Notes

Introduction to The Beast from the Abyss.

The Beast from the Abyss (Table of Contents: 10)

Kull / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Russ Heath [as The Crusty Bunkers]; Neal Adams [as The Crusty Bunkers]; Dick Giordano [as The Crusty Bunkers]; Alan Weiss [as The Crusty Bunkers]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So-- you approve of customs here in Kamula, eh, milord?
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Kull; Brule; Grogar; Monartho; Taligaro; Baron Ergon; Zareta
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "Black Abyss" by Robert E. Howard and Lin Carter. Crusty Bunkers credits confirmed in the letters page of Savage Sword of Conan #4.

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

Swords and Scrolls / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Contains inker credits for the Diverse Hands job in Savage Tales #4 (Neal Adams, Pablo Marcos, Vince Colletta, Frank McLaughlin) and Conan the Barbarian #12 (Gil Kane, Tom Palmer, Berni Wrightson).

Letters from Ralph Macchio, Matthew O'Bannon, Tom Steinke, David Logan, George Zivic, and Calvin Cox.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Black Colossus
    Conan
  2. 1. [pin-up: frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  4. 3. ["Conan re-enters mercenary service in the western nations..."]
  5. 4. Black Colossus [Part I]
    Conan
  6. 5. [Black Colossus] Part II Hordes of the Veiled One
    Conan
  7. 6. [Black Colossus] Part III Chariot of the Man-Demon
    Conan
  8. 7. Chapter 1 Kingdoms of the Dawn
    Chronicles of the Sword
  9. 8. [Blackmark] Chapter II
    Blackmark
  10. 9. ["Of that epoch known by the Nemedian chroniclers as the Pre-Cataclysmic age..."]
  11. 10. The Beast from the Abyss
    Kull
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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