(April 1977)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
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

Battle with the Death Wizards (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Adkins (credited, signed) (painting)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited, signed) (painting)
Colors
Dan Adkins (credited, signed) (painting)
Letters
typeset

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tim Conrad (credited) (signed as Tac)
Inks
Tim Conrad (credited) (signed as Tac)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Letters
typeset

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

Conan / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan, now war-chieftain of a formidable Venhyan hill-tribe...
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Indexer Notes

Includes a map of The Hyborian Age of Conan.

[The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 3, Part I] The Battle of the Towers (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As mists vanish before a strong wind...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Ondira; Khemsa; Kerim Shah
Synopsis
Conan learns that the Afguli clans have turned on him, so he plans to rescue Yasmina alone but is joined by Kerim Shah and his men who agree to join Conan.
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Indexer Notes

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

[The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 3] Part II: Yasmina Knows Stark Terror (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yasmina had time for but one scream whe she felt herself enveloped in that crimson whirlwind...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Yasmina; Master of Yimsha
Synopsis
Yasmina awakes to find she has been captured by the Master of Yimsha.
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Indexer Notes

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

[The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 3] Part III: The Castle of the Wizards (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The sun has risen over the white Himelian peaks...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Kerim Shah
Synopsis
Conan, Kerim Shah, and his men battle the acolytes of the Black Seers.
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Indexer Notes

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

A Handbook Shall Be Born (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema; Pat Broderick (signed)
Inks
John Buscema; Pat Broderick (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan...King Kull...Solomon Kane...Franxis X Gordon...Bran Mak Morn...
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Crimson Blades of Dark Vendhya (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser (credited)
Pencils
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M. W. Kaluta)
Inks
Michael Wm. Kaluta (signed as M. W. Kaluta)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From all accounts, it would seem that two of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers were...
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Solomon Kane / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser (credited)
Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed as AM)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed as AM)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Solomon Kane is a danger-seeking Puritan adventure in the England of some four hundred years ago.
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Solomon Kane
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Rattle of Bones (Table of Contents: 10)

Solomon Kane / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (credited) (original story); Roy Thomas (credited) (adaptation)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited)
Inks
Howard Chaykin (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two men stand in front of the forest tavern...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Solomon Kane; Gaston L'Armon [Gaston the Butcher]
Synopsis
An evil tavern keeper saves Kane from Gaston and is in turn slain by the skeleton of a sorcerer.
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Indexer Notes

adapted from the short story "Rattle of Bones" by Robert E. Howard

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

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

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Richard DiCecci, Ed O'Reilly, and Carlos Enriquez.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battle with the Death Wizards
    Conan
  2. 1. [Frontispiece]
    Conan
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. ["Conan, now war-chieftain of a formidable Venhyan hill-tribe..."]
    Conan
  5. 4. [The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 3, Part I] The Battle of the Towers
    Conan
  6. 5. [The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 3] Part II: Yasmina Knows Stark Terror
    Conan
  7. 6. [The People of the Black Circle, Chapter 3] Part III: The Castle of the Wizards
    Conan
  8. 7. A Handbook Shall Be Born
  9. 8. Crimson Blades of Dark Vendhya
  10. 9. ["Solomon Kane is a danger-seeking Puritan adventure in the England of some four hundred years ago."]
    Solomon Kane
  11. 10. Rattle of Bones
    Solomon Kane
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
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