(July 1980)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode
0714860292907
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief); Lynn Graeme (credited) (consulting editor); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (associate editor)

The Stalker of the Sands (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Earl Norem (credited) (signed as Norem) (painting)
Inks
Earl Norem (credited) (signed as Norem) (painting)
Colors
Earl Norem (credited) (signed as Norem) (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Potts (credited) (signed as CAPOTTS)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited) (signed as Neal Adams)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Synopsis
Conan kneeling while holding a knife and the right arm of a female naga, whose is on steps below him, and clutching her necklace in his left hand while a much larger male naga threatens him from behind.
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Ricardo Villamonte
Letters
typeset

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

recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Conan was born on a battlefield, during a fight between his tribe and a horde of raiding Vanir.
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Indexer Notes

Includes a map of The Hyborian Age of Conan.

The Stalker Amid the Sands (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Ricardo Villamonte (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen

Job Number
RT 322
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In an oasis which is a long two days' ride from Arenjun...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Arsil; Sarid; Uskuda (death); Tosya Zul (introduction); Hisarr Zul (flashback)
Synopsis
Conan crosses the desert on his way to Zamboula, chasing Isparana and the talisman known as the Eye of Erlik which she has stolen from Hisarr Zul. In an oasis, he is attacked by two robbers and kills them. Shortly thereafter, Conan meets the Turanian soldier Arsil and his men and learns that they are searching for the robbers he just killed. He is told of a shortcut through the mountains, guarded by a sand demon who turns out to be Hisarr Zul's brother Tosya. He lets Conan go, provided that he kills Hisarr Zul.
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Keywords
desert; oasis

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the novel Conan and the Sorcerer by Andrew J. Offutt; continued from last issue and concluded in next issue.
Joe Rosen credit from Savage Sword of Conan: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus (Marvel 2019 series) #4.

Satan's Swordbearers (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser (credited)
Pencils
Gene Day (signed as Gene Day) (illustration); Tony DeZuñiga (signed as Tony de Zuniga) (illustration)
Inks
Gene Day (signed as Gene Day) (illustration); Tony DeZuñiga (signed as Tony de Zuniga) (illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the 14th Century, red war ravaged the fair provinces of France.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Chan Barbarians; Conan / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Chan (credited) (signed as Ernie over Chan)
Inks
Ernie Chan (credited) (signed as Ernie over Chan)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Thoth-Amon
Synopsis
Conan, on a horse, pointing his sword at the very large head and hands of Thoth-Amon.
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Wings in the Night: Part Two (Table of Contents: 7)

Solomon Kane / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Don Glut (credited) (adaptation); Robert E. Howard (credited) (original story)
Pencils
David Wenzel (credited)
Inks
David Wenzel (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story so far: It was in a dreaded cannibal country that Solomon Kane was recently fleeing for his life..
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Solomon Kane; Kuroba (death); Goru (death); Nayela (death); Loga (death); bat-men (death)
Synopsis
Kane agrees to stay and protect the village however, everyone but him is slain when the bat-men mount an overwhelming attack. Kane sets a trap and burns the bat-men.
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story "Wings In the Night" by Robert E. Howard.
Continued from last issue.

The Big Comic Book Convention (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.66 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Swords and Scrolls / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema (illustration)
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Dennis Richards, Anthea Platt, and Michael J. Vassallo.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Stalker of the Sands
    Conan
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. ["Conan was born on a battlefield, during a fight between his tribe and a horde of raiding Vanir."]
  5. 4. The Stalker Amid the Sands
    Conan
  6. 5. Satan's Swordbearers
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Chan Barbarians; Conan
  8. 7. Wings in the Night: Part Two
    Solomon Kane
  9. 8. The Big Comic Book Convention
  10. 9. ["This will teach you to let your subscription to Savage Sword lapse, by Crom!"]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Swords and Scrolls
  12. 11. ["At long last--and well worth the wait! Robert E. Howard's Almuric."]
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