(August 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Editing
Roy Thomas; Marv Wolfman (consulting editor); Archie Goodwin (consulting editor)
Color
Color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
Magazine
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Citadel at the Center of Time (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (signed, painting)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (signed, painting)
Colors
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (signed, painting)
Letters
typeset

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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vicente Alcázar (signed)
Inks
Vicente Alcázar (signed)

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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
typeset

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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Table of contents and indicia.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis...
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Genre
sword and sorcery
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Indexer Notes

Excerpt from The Nemedian Chronicles, map of the Hyborian Age, and introduction to The Citadel at the Center of Time.

The Citadel at the Center of Time [Part One] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caravans venture forth uneasily in these days from the Shemitish city of Akbitana...
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Amul; Shallim
Synopsis
Conan and his raiders attack a caravan but find only a girl and a sabre-tooth cat for loot.
Reprints

[The Citadel at the Center of Time] Part Two: In the Shadow of Fear (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...All is in readiness as you have commanded, O Chieftain!
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Alhambra; Whazir; Omar
Synopsis
Conan travels to the city of Akbitana to discover the secret of the mysterious Citadel that has appeared there.
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[The Citadel at the Center of Time] Part Three: Sorcerer's Trove (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No one sees the woman depart, shortly afterward, by a back way...
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Alhambra; Shamash-Shum-Ukin
Synopsis
Conan awakens inside the Citadel, captive of Shamash-Shum-Ukin who plans to use him as a sacrifice to the Well of Time.
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[The Citadel at the Center of Time] Part IV: Into Time's Abyss (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like the rise and fall of an angry smithy's hammer...
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Alhambra; Shamash-Shum-Ukin; Nishi; Ashurbanipal (flashback); Whazir; Omar; Ali; Dhassid
Synopsis
Conan and Alhambra escape from the Well of Time and from the Citadel as it comes tumbling down.
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The Gods of the Hyborian Age, Part II: Crom and Mitra: Gods to Swear By (Table of Contents: 8)

Gods of the Hyborian Age / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert L. Yaple
Pencils
Mike Vosburg (illustration, signed); ? (illustrations)
Inks
Mike Vosburg (illustration, signed); ? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not much is definitely known about Ymir, the frost giant, god of Nordheim...
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Bori; Mitra
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Indexer Notes

Includes full-page illustration of Conan by Vosburg and three small illustrations.

The King Is Dead - Part IV of Chronicles of the Sword: An Informal History of Sword-and-Sorcery Fiction (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Lin Carter
Pencils
Gray Morrow (illustration, signed); ? (illustration)
Inks
Gray Morrow (illustration, signed); ? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As we have previously seen, the editorial rejection of the bulk of the King Kull series...
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Characters
Conan (illustration)
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Indexer Notes

Includes full-page illustration of Conan by Morrow and one small illustration.

Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die (Table of Contents: 10)

Conan / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Black Door gapes and the Black Wall rises...
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan (illustrations)
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Indexer Notes

Copyright © 1946 by August Derleth for "Skullface and Others".

The Hyborian Age, Chapter 1: The Pre-Cataclysmic Age (Table of Contents: 11)

The Hyborian Age / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Walt Simonson
Inks
Walt Simonson
Letters
Walt Simonson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Robert E. Howard began to chronicle the adventures of Conan the Cimmerian...
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Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Kull
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the essay by Robert E. Howard. Letters credit from Walt Simonson via GCD Errors list, October 2009.

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

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

Next Issue: The Country of the Knife (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
various
Pencils
John Buscema (sketch)
Letters
typeset

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Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes layout sketch for the cover of The Savage Sword of Conan #5 (April 1975).
Letters from Robin Seymour, Byron L. Roark, Lee Jay Oplinger, J. Wayne Sadler, and Rob Sansing.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Citadel at the Center of Time
    Conan
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  3. 2. Table of Contents
    Conan
  4. 3. ["Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis..."]
    Conan
  5. 4. The Citadel at the Center of Time [Part One]
    Conan
  6. 5. [The Citadel at the Center of Time] Part Two: In the Shadow of Fear
    Conan
  7. 6. [The Citadel at the Center of Time] Part Three: Sorcerer's Trove
    Conan
  8. 7. [The Citadel at the Center of Time] Part IV: Into Time's Abyss
    Conan
  9. 8. The Gods of the Hyborian Age, Part II: Crom and Mitra: Gods to Swear By
    Gods of the Hyborian Age
  10. 9. The King Is Dead - Part IV of Chronicles of the Sword: An Informal History of Sword-and-Sorcery Fiction
  11. 10. Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die
    Conan
  12. 11. The Hyborian Age, Chapter 1: The Pre-Cataclysmic Age
    The Hyborian Age
  13. 12. ["Tired of Dueling With the Neighborhood Bully for the Latest Issue of the Savage Sword of Conan?"]
  14. 13. Next Issue: The Country of the Knife
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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