(February 1977)

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
0714860292902
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

Issue Notes

credits from letter page

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The War of the Wizards! (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan (credited) (painting); Earl Norem (credited) (painting)
Inks
Ernie Chan (credited) (painting); Earl Norem (credited) (painting)
Colors
Ernie Chan (credited) (painting); Earl Norem (credited) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from letter page.

Frontispiece (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
John Buscema (credited)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
typeset

Characters
Conan; Yasmina
Reprints

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

Conan / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The king of Vendhya is dead...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a map of The Hyborian Age of Conan.

[The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 2] Part I, On to Yimsha (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She was born almost a goddess...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Yasmina; Yar Afzal; Bhunda Chand (flashback; cameo); Ashida; Khemsa; Gitara
Synopsis
When Yar Afzal is killed by Khemsa's sorcery, Conan and Yasmina must flee the Wazuli camp.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

[The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 2] Part II: The Mountain of the Black Seers (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trying to sit erect on the rocking saddlebow even as she clutches her captor...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Yasmina; Khemsa; Gitara
Synopsis
Conan and Yasmina flee the Wazulis but are attacked later by Khemsa and Gitara. During the battle, four wizards appear and take their revenge on Khemsa and take Yasmina from Conan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "The People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

continues next issue.

Of Buccaneers and Barachan Pirates (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser (credited); Fred Blosser
Pencils
Robert James Pailthorpe (signed) (painting)
Inks
Robert James Pailthorpe (signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At this late date, we tend to think of Robert E. Howard as a writer...
Characters
Black Terence Vulmea; Helen Tavrel
Reprints

Indexer Notes

article about Robert E. Howard's influences

Hyborian Age - chapter 6 (of 6): The Darkness and the Dawn (Table of Contents: 7)

The Hyborian Age / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Walter Simonson [as Walt Simonson] (signed)
Inks
Walter Simonson [as Walt Simonson] (signed)
Letters
Walter Simonson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Following the collapse of the Aquilonian Empire...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Gorm
Synopsis
9,500 B.C.: The Aquilonian empire has fallen and the Hyrkanian horde ravages the world. The coming ice age drives the nothern tribes south. Yet another global cataclysm reshapes the continents to their current forms.
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Indexer Notes

Robert E. Howard adaptation. Letters credit from Walt Simonson via GCD Errors list, October 2009.

[Worms of the Earth, Part III] Curse of the Black Stone (Table of Contents: 8)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (credited) (original story); Roy Thomas (credited) (adaptation)
Pencils
Tim Conrad (credited) (signed as Tac); Joyce Furman (layouts for 1 page)
Inks
Tim Conrad (credited) (signed as Tac); Larry Gaydos (background assistant); Joyce Furman (airbrush assistant)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the dim fens of the west rides Bran Mak Morn...
Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Bran Mak Morn; Titus Sulla; Atla
Synopsis
Bran Mak Morn seeks the assistance of a witch.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "Worms of the Earth" by Robert E. Howard

[Worms of the Earth, Part IV] A Toppling of Towers (Table of Contents: 9)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (credited) (original story); Roy Thomas (credited) (adaptation)
Pencils
Tim Conrad (credited)
Inks
Tim Conrad (credited)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The cold grey mists of dawn wrap King Bran like a clammy cloak...
Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Bran Mak Morn; Atla; Titus Sulla
Synopsis
Bran Mak Morn holds the sacred stone of subterranean beast-men hostage until they carry out his revenge on the Romans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "Worms of the Earth" by Robert E. Howard

Ad (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Dan Adkins
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

cover to next issue

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ed O'Reilly, Larry Lisowski, E. T. Caldwell, and Stephen Brooke.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The War of the Wizards!
    Conan
  2. 1. Frontispiece
    Conan
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. ["The king of Vendhya is dead..."]
    Conan
  5. 4. [The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 2] Part I, On to Yimsha
    Conan
  6. 5. [The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 2] Part II: The Mountain of the Black Seers
    Conan
  7. 6. Of Buccaneers and Barachan Pirates
  8. 7. Hyborian Age - chapter 6 (of 6): The Darkness and the Dawn
    The Hyborian Age
  9. 8. [Worms of the Earth, Part III] Curse of the Black Stone
    Bran Mak Morn
  10. 9. [Worms of the Earth, Part IV] A Toppling of Towers
    Bran Mak Morn
  11. 10. Ad
    Conan
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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