Conan #8 - Black Colossus
(June 2010)

Dark Horse, 2005 Series
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Volume
8
Price
17.99 USD: 19.99 CAD
Pages
172
On-sale Date
2010-06-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
978-1-59582-533-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781595825339 51799
Editing
Philip R. Simon; Scott Allie (consulting editor); Patrick Thorpe (assistant editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Conan / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited, signed)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited, signed)
Colors
Tomás Giorello (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Natohk; Princess Yasmela

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover includes title, synopsis, review, price, ISBN, and barcode.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

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

Conan / credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Indexer Notes

Pages contains illustrations, title, artist credits, publisher's information, and indicia.

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

Conan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Know, o prince that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas there was an age undreamed of...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Synopsis
Poem on Conan's exploits.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Chapter One (Table of Contents: 5)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited)
Inks
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited)
Colors
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[Conan] (Table of Contents: 6)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (quotation)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page contains illustration (page 1, panel 2 of the following story) and accompanying quotation.

The Scorpion [Black Colossus: Part One of Six] (Table of Contents: 7)

Conan / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman) (writer); Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Colors
José Villarrubia (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings of Comicraft (as Richard Starkings of Comicraft)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Chapter Two (Table of Contents: 8)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Inks
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Colors
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[Conan] (Table of Contents: 9)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (quotation)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page contains illustration (page 2 and 3 of the following story) and accompanying quotation.

The Mercenary [Black Colossus: Part Two of Six] (Table of Contents: 10)

Conan / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman) (writer); Robert E. Howard (credited) (creator of Conan)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Colors
José Villarrubia (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings of Comicraft (credited as Richard Starkings of Comicraft)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Amalric; Cashius; Aratus; Count Thespides; Princess Yasmela
Synopsis
Shortly after making Conan a captain in his mercenary army, Amalric sells the army's services to Princess Yasmela of Khoraja.
Reprints

Chapter Three (Table of Contents: 11)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Inks
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Colors
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Yasmela
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (quotation)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page contains illustration (page 22, panel 2 of the following story) and accompanying quotation.

The Commander [Black Colossus: Part Three of Six] (Table of Contents: 13)

Conan / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman) (writer); Robert E. Howard (credited) (creator of Conan)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Colors
José Villarrubia (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings of Comicraft (credited as Richard Starkings of Comicraft)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Amalric; Count Thespides; Princess Yasmela; Natohk; Vateesa; Sergius; Ivanos; Aratus; Shupras
Synopsis
After being visited in a dream by Natohk, Princess Yasmela heeds the words of Mitra and hands over the control of her army to the first man she meets on the city streets, Conan.
Reprints

Chapter Four (Table of Contents: 14)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Inks
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Colors
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Yasmela
Reprints

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

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (quotation)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page contains illustration (page 3, panel 2 of the following story) and accompanying quotation.

The Face on the Coin [Black Colossus: Part Four of Six] (Table of Contents: 16)

Conan / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman) (writer); Robert E. Howard (credited) (creator of Conan)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Colors
José Villarrubia (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings of Comicraft (credited as Richard Starkings of Comicraft)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Yasmela; Natohk; Amalric; Count Thespides
Synopsis
Conan learns that Natohk is much older than he seems.
Reprints

Chapter Five (Table of Contents: 17)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Inks
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Colors
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (quotation)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page contains illustration (page 10, panel 1 of the following story) and accompanying quotation.

The Battle of Shamla Pass [Black Colossus: Part Five of Six] (Table of Contents: 19)

Conan / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman) (writer); Robert E. Howard (credited) (creator of Conan)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Colors
José Villarrubia (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings of Comicraft (credited as Richard Starkings of Comicraft)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Yasmela; Count Thespides; Amalric; Nartohk
Synopsis
Nartohk's forces confront the army of Khoraja, led by Conan, at Shamla Pass.
Reprints

Chapter Six (Table of Contents: 20)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited)
Inks
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited)
Colors
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Princess Yasmela; Natohk
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Conan / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (quotation)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello
Inks
Tomás Giorello
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This page contains illustration (page 12, panel 1 of the following story) and accompanying quotation.

Black Altar [Black Colossus: Part Six of Six] (Table of Contents: 22)

Conan / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Timothy Truman (credited as Tim Truman) (writer); Robert E. Howard (credited) (creator of Conan)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Inks
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Colors
José Villarrubia (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings of Comicraft (credited as Richard Starkings of Comicraft)

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Natohk (death); Princess Yasmela; Amalric; Thoth-Amon (cameo)
Synopsis
While the Khorajan army defeat's Natohk's forces in battle, Conan rescues Princess Yasmela from Natohk himself, slaying him in the process.
Reprints

Afterward: Expanding on "Black Colossus" (Table of Contents: 23)

Conan / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Finn (credited)
Pencils
Tomás Giorello (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Synopsis
Explains where Black Colossus fits in with Conan's history and Robert E. Howard's life with pencil art by Tomas Giorello.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Conan / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Inks
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Colors
Joseph Michael Linsner (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art without issue dress.

Conan (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Kull (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Solomon Kane (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher's staff listing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  4. 3. ["Know, o prince that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas there was an age undreamed of..."]
    Conan
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  6. 5. Chapter One
    Conan
  7. 6. [Conan]
    Conan
  8. 7. The Scorpion [Black Colossus: Part One of Six]
    Conan
  9. 8. Chapter Two
    Conan
  10. 9. [Conan]
    Conan
  11. 10. The Mercenary [Black Colossus: Part Two of Six]
    Conan
  12. 11. Chapter Three
    Conan
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  14. 13. The Commander [Black Colossus: Part Three of Six]
    Conan
  15. 14. Chapter Four
    Conan
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  17. 16. The Face on the Coin [Black Colossus: Part Four of Six]
    Conan
  18. 17. Chapter Five
    Conan
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  20. 19. The Battle of Shamla Pass [Black Colossus: Part Five of Six]
    Conan
  21. 20. Chapter Six
    Conan
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  23. 22. Black Altar [Black Colossus: Part Six of Six]
    Conan
  24. 23. Afterward: Expanding on "Black Colossus"
    Conan
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Conan
  26. 25. Conan
    Conan
  27. 26. Kull
    Kull
  28. 27. Solomon Kane
    Solomon Kane
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
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