(December 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 Co., 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

Issue Notes

This issue is squarebound, not saddle-stitched.


Demons of the Summit (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Kaluta (painting)
Inks
Mike Kaluta (painting)
Colors
Mike Kaluta (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Shanya
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[Frontispiece] (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alfredo Alcala (signed)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala (signed)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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[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
There is reveling this night in the court of Khoraja...
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Indexer Notes

Excerpt from The Nemedian Chronicles, photograph and introduction to At The Mountain Of The Moon-Gods.

At the Mountain of the Moon-God [Chapter One] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
M-My Princess... My Princess. I...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Tevalos; Princess Yasmela; General Malthom; Vateesa; Prince Katuman; King Strabonus; Sergius of Khrosha; Commander Quzak; Captain Geballus; King Khossus
Synopsis
Conan goes to rescue King Khossus who has been captured by Ophir.
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[At the Mountain of the Moon-God] Chapter Two: Where Dark Death Soars (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We'll see later if we can tell kings' bones from barbarians'!
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Vateesa; King Khossus; Commander Quzak; Princess Yasmela; Prince Katuman
Synopsis
While rescuing King Khossus, Conan must battle a pterosaur.
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The First Barbarian (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 6)

Chronicles of the Sword / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Lin Carter
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first genuine story of sword-and-sorcery which Robert E. Howard ever published was "The Shadow Kingdom,"...
Characters
Kull
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Indexer Notes

Part II of Lin Carter's 'Chronicles of the Sword' feature examines Robert E. Howard's creation of the sword-and-sorcery genre in the pages of "Weird Tales" pulp magazine in the 1920's and 30's, starting with the Atlantean outcast who became King Kull. Article is accompanied by two Kull illustrations by Severin.

[Blackmark] Chapter III, The Testing of Blackmark (Table of Contents: 7)

Blackmark / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
King Kargon felt the hot flush of rage spread through his body.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
King Kargon; Blackmark; Queen Lyllith; Nephus; Balzamo
Synopsis
Blackmark spurns Lyllith's attentions and is slated for death in the arena facing the Flame Lizard. He is taken to a holding cell where Balzamo recognizes a mark Blackmark shared with his mother, indicating he has the power of Amarix. Balzamo and Blackmark are taken to the arena to face the Flame Lizard, but Blackmark kills the beast.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Kull of Atlantis (Table of Contents: 9)

Kull / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have been enemies to the Seven Empires since the dawn of time...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Kull; Am-ra; Khor-nah; Sareeta
Synopsis
Sareeta, an Atlantean who married a Lemurian pirate, has been captured after being washed ashore when the pirate ship was broken. As Kull arrives, she is about to be burned for bringing shame to Atlantis. With her nodded assent, Kull hurls his dagger just under her heart, killing her instantly to spare her an agonizing death. Kull's tribesmen chase him with the intent of slaying him for violating their code of morals, but are unable to catch him.
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Indexer Notes

This is not a complete story. According to the splash page notes, Barry Smith and Roy Thomas were planning a paperback comic book dealing with the early days of Kull of Atlantis. The paperback never happened, but Smith did a number of finished drawings in preparation for the book. Some of those drawings are presented here with quotations from the story "Exile Of Atlantis" by Robert E. Howard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a young man of 21 or so, Conan rides eastward to the powerful and opulent kingdom of Turan...
Genre
sword and sorcery
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Indexer Notes

Photograph and introduction to Demons of the Summit.

Demons of the Summit (Table of Contents: 11)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Tony DeZuñiga
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why do we tarry here, Conan?
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Jamal; Shanya; Shangara
Synopsis
A king's emissary fails to heed Conan's warnings about Khozgari treachery, and only Conan and Jamal escape with their lives. During their escape, they encounter Shanya, the daughter of a Khozgari chief, and take her hostage. When they take a shortcut through the Misty Mountains, they are attacked by the Demons of the Summit. Jamal is killed and Shanya is taken to Shangara, leader of the summit people. He wants to use Shanya as a mate for himself and his son until Conan rescues her.
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Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story, "People of the Summit" by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp.

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Demons of the Summit
    Conan
  2. 1. [Frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. ["There is reveling this night in the court of Khoraja..."]
  5. 4. At the Mountain of the Moon-God [Chapter One]
    Conan
  6. 5. [At the Mountain of the Moon-God] Chapter Two: Where Dark Death Soars
    Conan
  7. 6. The First Barbarian (Part 2)
    Chronicles of the Sword
  8. 7. [Blackmark] Chapter III, The Testing of Blackmark
    Blackmark
  9. 8. ["While the Band Plays On... Subscribe."]
  10. 9. Kull of Atlantis
    Kull
  11. 10. ["As a young man of 21 or so, Conan rides eastward to the powerful and opulent kingdom of Turan..."]
    Conan
  12. 11. Demons of the Summit
    Conan
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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