(April 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
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

Tree of Death (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema (layouts); Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painting, signed)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painting, signed)
Colors
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (painting, signed)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[Frontispiece] (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Jones (signed)
Inks
Jeff Jones (signed)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From a B&W illo called Wolfling in Infinity #2, a 1971 fanzine. Very similiar to the Jeff Jones painted cover for the book Gordon R. Dickson’s Wolfling (Dell Books #9633, 1969).

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Escaping the wrath of the Turanians...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Excerpt from The Nemedian Chronicles, photograph and introduction to A Witch Shall Be Born.

A Witch Shall Be Born [Chapter I] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hear now Taramis, Queen of Khauran:...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Taramis; Salome; Constantius
Synopsis
Taramis learns that her twin sister is alive and has managed to take her place on the throne of Khauran.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard. Members of the Tribe who inked the story are revealed in the letters section.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter II: A People Betrayed (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The young soldier's hose and shirt are smeared with dried blood.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Marcios; Ivga; Salome; Constantius; Conan
Synopsis
Salome, posing as Taramis, orders the Khauran army to disband and turn control of the city over to Constantius and his men, but Conan refuses her order. The army is slain, and Conan is taken prisoner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter III: The Tree of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If there is a tomorrow, Constantius will most definitely be in it...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Constantius; Olgerd Vladislav; Djebal
Synopsis
Constantius has Conan nailed to a cross in the desert. Conan is later rescued by Olgerd, leader of a band of outlaws.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter IV: A Letter to Nemedia (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To my faithful and fellow philosopher Alcemides, in his residence in our native Nemedia...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Astreas; Salome; Constantius; Conan; Olgerd Vladislav; Marcois
Synopsis
Seven months later, with Salome's impersonation of Taramis complete, she and Constantius have been ravaging the city of Khauran.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter V: ...and Dwell in Darkness (Table of Contents: 8)

Conan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But the savant is incorrect in his conjecture concerning the whereabouts of the woman he calls Taramis.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Taramis; Salome; Khumbanigash; Marcois
Synopsis
Marcois learns that Taramis is still alive and being held in the dungeon by Salome.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter VI: Wolves of the Desert (Table of Contents: 9)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Olgerd Vladislav's silk-walled tent is hung with gild-worked tapestries...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Olgerd Vladislav; Conan; Farra
Synopsis
Conan takes control of the army that Olgerd had gathered and prepares to attack Khauran.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter VII: The Voice in the Crystal (Table of Contents: 10)

Conan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One Week Later: In a chamber in a tower near the city wall...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Marcois; Attalus; Constantius; Salome; Zang; Zinn
Synopsis
Constantius and his army meet Conan and his army in the desert outside Khauran.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter VIII: The Shadow from the Temple (Table of Contents: 11)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony deZuniga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two minutes before: It was the smoky light of a torch which roused Taramis...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Taramis; Conan; Zinn; Salome; Marcois; Constantius; Djebal; Valerius
Synopsis
Conan and Marcois rescue Taramis from Salome's dungeon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

[A Witch Shall Be Born] Epilogue (Table of Contents: 12)

Conan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as The Tribe]; Steve Gan [as The Tribe]; Rudy Mesina [as the Tribe]; Freddie Fernandez [as The Tribe]
Colors
Pete Lijauco (gray tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The sun is rising.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Constantius
Synopsis
Conan gets his revenge on Constantius.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "A Witch Shall Be Born" by Robert E. Howard.

Kingdoms and Caravans: A Look at Trade Routes in the Hyborian Age (Table of Contents: 13)

Conan / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert L. Yaple
Pencils
John Romita; John Buscema [as JB] (signed)
Inks
John Romita; John Buscema [as JB] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The greatest commercial nations of the Hyborian age were the Zingarans, the Argosseans, the Kothians, and the Shemites.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

The Kline Conan (Table of Contents: 14)

Conan / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kline [as R. Kline] (signed)
Inks
Bob Kline [as R. Kline] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue, we presented a quartet of dynamic Conan illustrations by underground cartoonist Richard V. Corben.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Atali
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page includes a photograph of a woman dressed as Red Sonja.
Letters from Craig Peters, Steven Scheibner, Harvey Sobel, and Bob Weinberg.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tree of Death
    Conan
  2. 1. [Frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  4. 3. ["Escaping the wrath of the Turanians..."]
    Conan
  5. 4. A Witch Shall Be Born [Chapter I]
    Conan
  6. 5. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter II: A People Betrayed
    Conan
  7. 6. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter III: The Tree of Death
    Conan
  8. 7. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter IV: A Letter to Nemedia
    Conan
  9. 8. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter V: ...and Dwell in Darkness
    Conan
  10. 9. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter VI: Wolves of the Desert
    Conan
  11. 10. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter VII: The Voice in the Crystal
    Conan
  12. 11. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Chapter VIII: The Shadow from the Temple
    Conan
  13. 12. [A Witch Shall Be Born] Epilogue
    Conan
  14. 13. Kingdoms and Caravans: A Look at Trade Routes in the Hyborian Age
    Conan
  15. 14. The Kline Conan
    Conan
  16. 15. ["Look, if it's going to be this much hassle getting to the newsstand all the time-- I'll subscribe already!"]
    Conan
  17. 16. ["Next Issue: Two of Conan's mightiest adventures!"]
    Conan
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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