The Chronicles of Conan #1 - Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories
(2003)

Dark Horse, 2003 Series
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Volume
1
Price
15.95 USD
Pages
172
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
1-59307-016-0 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781593070168 51595
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor); Jeremy Barlow; Scott Allie
Color
Color
Dimensions
17 cm x 26 cm
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Coated stock
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
collected edition

Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[none] (Table of Contents: 1)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Tom Sutton; Tom Palmer

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Indexer Notes

Art from The Keepers of the Crypt splash page in Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #8.

[none] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Coming of Conan! (Table of Contents: 3)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Conan battles in Vanaheim and sees his future. Tara returns to her dimension.
Reprints
Keywords
Vanaheim

Lair of the Beast-Men! (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Conan leads humans in a revolution against their ape-masters. Conan kills a snow-lion. Conan's 1st time in chains.
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Keywords
Underground city of Brutheim

The Twilight of the Grim Grey God! (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Setting: Hyperborean/Brythunian battlefield. Conan converses with God Borri Borri, participates in a great and bloody battle, and kills Malachi.
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The Tower of the Elephant! (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Conan scales Elephant tower, kills lion & giant spider, and saves Yag-Kosha by killing him at his request.
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Keywords
City of Arenjun in Zamora

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the short story by Robert E. Howard

Zukala's Daugter (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Conan frees villages of Zukala's control, saves Zephra from demon, and defeats Zukala--who disappears with his daughter Zephra.
Reprints
Keywords
Zamorian Village

Indexer Notes

Inspired by Robert E. Howard poem "Zukala's Hour".

Devil-Wings over Shadizar (Table of Contents: 8)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Mike Stevens

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Conan kills bat-like creature worshipped as a god. Jenna saves Conan's life and steals his gold.
Reprints
Keywords
Shadizar the Wicked

The Lurker Within! (Table of Contents: 9)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Sal Buscema; Dan Adkins
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Lady Aztrias betrays Conan. Conan burgles a merchant's building, is accused of murder, fights and kills a serpent-man, saves Demetrios's life and sees Thoth-Amon.
Reprints
Keywords
Nemedian city of Numalia

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Robert E. Howard short story "The God in the Bowl".

The Keepers of the Crypt (Table of Contents: 10)

Conan the Barbarian / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Tom Sutton; Tom Palmer
Colors
Peter Dawes; Ian Sokoliwski; Dennis Kashton; Wil Glass
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
sword and sorcery
Synopsis
Setting: Lost city of Lanjau. Conan battles a giant lizard and undead creatures. Jenna and Conan flee village on horse at end of story.
Reprints

A $50 Misunderstanding (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
typeset

Characters
Conan
Synopsis
Thomas relates how Marvel acquired the rights to Conan and some background on the early issues. Contains three pencil illustrations.
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Also From Dark Horse (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Conan the Barbarian / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories
    Conan
  2. 1. [none]
    Conan
  3. 2. [none]
  4. 3. The Coming of Conan!
    Conan the Barbarian
  5. 4. Lair of the Beast-Men!
    Conan the Barbarian
  6. 5. The Twilight of the Grim Grey God!
    Conan the Barbarian
  7. 6. The Tower of the Elephant!
    Conan the Barbarian
  8. 7. Zukala's Daugter
    Conan the Barbarian
  9. 8. Devil-Wings over Shadizar
    Conan the Barbarian
  10. 9. The Lurker Within!
    Conan the Barbarian
  11. 10. The Keepers of the Crypt
    Conan the Barbarian
  12. 11. A $50 Misunderstanding
  13. 12. Also From Dark Horse
    Conan the Barbarian
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
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