(April 1976)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
76
Indicia Frequency
seven times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Barcode
0714860292904
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 series

Abode of the Damned! (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ken Barr [as K. B.] (signed, painting)
Inks
Ken Barr [as K. B.] (signed, painting)
Colors
Ken Barr [as K. B.] (signed, painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Frontispiece (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (signed)
Inks
Boris Vallejo [as Boris] (signed)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
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Indexer Notes

Line drawing to cover of The Savage Sword Of Conan #9 (Marvel, 1974 Series).

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Yong Montano
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
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan, after retaking the kingdom of Khauran in the name of Queen Taramis...
Genre
sword and sorcery
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Indexer Notes

Excerpt from The Nemedian Chronicles, map of the Hyborian Age, and introduction.

The Abode of the Damned [Part I] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Yong Montano
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They call her Mellani of the many men.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Mellani; Darami
Synopsis
Mellani discovers her brother being murdered outside her door.
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Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story "The Country of the Knife" by Robert E. Howard

[The Abode of the Damned] Part II: The Country of the Knife (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Yong Montano
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A sabre-edged wind slashes the pampered flesh of the Kothian girl, in spite of the searing sun overhead.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Mellani; Kabul Nulla; Hammad; Shirkuh [Conan]
Synopsis
Mellani is captured by the Dark Tigers. While travelling to the Abode of the Damned, the Dark Tigers meet a lone horseman.
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Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story "The Country of the Knife" by Robert E. Howard

El Borak and the Barbarians (Table of Contents: 6)

El Borak / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser
Pencils
Mike Kaluta [as Michael William Kaluta] (signed)
Inks
Mike Kaluta [as Michael William Kaluta] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like Conan the Cimmerian and Breckenridge Elkins, Francis X. Gordon-- American adventure in modern-day Asia...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery
Characters
El Borak

[The Abode of the Damned] Part III: Swords in the City (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Yong Montano
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before sunrise, the grim party presses on, the trail leading always upward, though at some times more steeply than at others.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Mellani; Hammad; Shirkuh [Conan]; Agham; Borak; Makkar; Belissar Khan; Ali Shah; Abdel Khafir
Synopsis
Hammad and his men, along with Shirkuh and three strangers, arrive at the Abode of the Damned where they discover the citizens' loyalties fractured among chiefs.
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Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story "The Country of the Knife" by Robert E. Howard

[The Abode of the Damned] Part IV: The Jewel from Beyond (Table of Contents: 8)

Conan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Yong Montano
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She awakens with a torch dazzling her eyes.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Mellani; Shirku [Conan]; Abdel Khafir; Belissar Khan
Synopsis
Shirku reveals his true identity to Belissar Khan and the two forge an alliance to take control of the Abode of the Damned.
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Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story "The Country of the Knife" by Robert E. Howard

[Next Issue: Shadows in Zamboula] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Abode of the Damned] Part V: Slaves-- and Slaughter! (Table of Contents: 10)

Conan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Yong Montano
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dawn, streaming grayly thru the barred window, awakens Mellani.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Mellani; Shirkuh [Conan]; Abdel Khafir; Belissar Khan; Ali Shah
Synopsis
Shirkuh and Belissar Khan attempt to take control of the Abode of the Damned, but the plan falls apart when someone in the crowd reveals that Shirkuh is really Conan.
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Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story "The Country of the Knife" by Robert E. Howard

The Scribes of Hyboria (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser; Roy Thomas
Pencils
Stephen Fabian [as SF] (signed); John Severin (signed); Roy G. Krenkel (signed); Frank Cirocco (signed)
Inks
Stephen Fabian [as SF] (signed); John Severin (signed); Roy G. Krenkel (signed); Frank Cirocco (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's say you're a budding Robert E. Howard enthusiast.
Characters
Conan; Red Sonja
Reprints

[The Abode of the Damned] Part VI: When the Sun Fell (Table of Contents: 12)

Conan / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Yong Montano
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll tell you later, girl, what it takes to survive in this country of the knife!
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Mellani; Shirkuh [Conan]; Abdel Khafir
Synopsis
A gelatinous monster begins to devour the Abode of the Damned but is stopped by the three strangers Conan had met earlier, with the total destruction of the Abode and everyone living there.
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Indexer Notes

Adaptation of the short story "The Country of the Knife" by Robert E. Howard

Conan and the Tower of Vinyl (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Summer
Pencils
Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed); Mike Kaluta (signed)
Inks
Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed); Mike Kaluta (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Comfortable in your favorite easy chair.
Characters
Conan
Reprints

A World of Excitement... The World of Marvel Black & White Magazines (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Larry Dean, Ed Via, Dennis Sellers, Ed O'Reilly, and Julio Rey.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Abode of the Damned!
    Conan
  2. 1. Frontispiece
    Conan
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  4. 3. ["Conan, after retaking the kingdom of Khauran in the name of Queen Taramis..."]
    Conan
  5. 4. The Abode of the Damned [Part I]
    Conan
  6. 5. [The Abode of the Damned] Part II: The Country of the Knife
    Conan
  7. 6. El Borak and the Barbarians
    El Borak
  8. 7. [The Abode of the Damned] Part III: Swords in the City
    Conan
  9. 8. [The Abode of the Damned] Part IV: The Jewel from Beyond
    Conan
  10. 9. [Next Issue: Shadows in Zamboula]
    Conan
  11. 10. [The Abode of the Damned] Part V: Slaves-- and Slaughter!
    Conan
  12. 11. The Scribes of Hyboria
  13. 12. [The Abode of the Damned] Part VI: When the Sun Fell
    Conan
  14. 13. Conan and the Tower of Vinyl
  15. 14. A World of Excitement... The World of Marvel Black & White Magazines
    Conan
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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