The Savage Sword of Conan #3

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
December 1974
Page count
84
Cover price
1.00 USD
Colour
Unknown
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/28036

Credits

Editing
Roy Thomas

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Demons of the Summit (Conan) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Shanya

Credits

Painting
Mike Kaluta
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Conan The Barbarian (Newton, 1975 series) #10 (December 1975)
Untitled
 
Australia
Savage Tales (KG Murray, 1975 series) #14 ([March 1977?])
Demons of the Summit
Show/hide 1. Frontispiece (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Alfredo Alcala
Show/hide 2. No title recorded Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 3. At the Mountain of the Moon-God (Conan) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Tevalos; Princess Yasmela; General Malthom; Vateesa; Prince Katuman; King Strabonus; Sergius of Khrosha; Commander Quzak; Captain Geballus; King Khossus

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Pablo Marcos

Synopsis

Conan goes to rescue King Khossus who has been captured by Ophir.

Show/hide 4. Where Dark Death Soars (Chapter 2) (Conan) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Vateesa; King Khossus; Commander Quzak; Princess Yasmela; Prince Katuman

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Pablo Marcos

Synopsis

While rescuing King Khossus, Conan must battle a pterosaur.

Show/hide 5. The First Barbarian: (Part 2) (Chronicles of the Sword) Text article, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Chronicles of the Sword

Credits

Author
Lin Carter
Art
John Severin
Letters
typeset

Notes

Part II of Lin Carter's 'Chronicles of the Sword' feature examines Robert E. Howard's creation of the sword-and-sorcery genre in the pages of "Weird Tales" pulp magazine in the 1920's and 30's, starting with the Atlantean outcast who became King Kull. Article is accompanied by two Kull illustrations by Severin.

Show/hide 6. The Testing of Blackmark (Chapter 3) (Blackmark) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Blackmark
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
King Kargon; Blackmark; Queen Lyllith; Nephus; Balzamo

Credits

Script
Gil Kane
Archie Goodwin
Art
Gil Kane [as GK]
Neal Adams
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Blackmark spurns Lyllith's attentions and is slated for death in the arena facing the Flame Lizard. He is taken to a holding cell where Balzamo recognizes a mark Blackmark shared with his mother, indicating he has the power of Amarix. Balzamo and Blackmark are taken to the arena to face the Flame Lizard, but Blackmark kills the beast.

Show/hide 7. Kull of Atlantis (Kull) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Kull
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Kull; Am-ra; Khor-nah; Sareeta

Credits

Script
Robert E. Howard
Art
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Sareeta, an Atlantean who married a Lemurian pirate, has been captured after being washed ashore when the pirate ship was broken. As Kull arrives, she is about to be burned for bringing shame to Atlantis. With her nodded assent, Kull hurls his dagger just under her heart, killing her instantly to spare her an agonizing death. Kull's tribesmen chase him with the intent of slaying him for violating their code of morals, but are unable to catch him.

Notes

This is not a complete story. According to the splash page notes, Barry Smith and Roy Thomas were planning a paperback comic book dealing with the early days of Kull of Atlantis. The paperback never happened, but Smith did a number of finished drawings in preparation for the book. Some of those drawings are presented here with quotations from the story "Exile Of Atlantis" by Robert E. Howard.

Show/hide 8. Demons of the Summit (Conan) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Jamal; Shanya; Shangara

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Art
Tony deZuñiga

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Savage Tales (KG Murray, 1975 series) #14 ([March 1977?])
Demons of The Summit
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa/Page, 1978? series) #3 ([1979?])
Demons on the Summit
 
United States
Savage Sword of Conan (Dark Horse, 2007 series) #1 (December 2007)
Demons of the Summit

Synopsis

A king's emissary fails to heed Conan's warnings about Khozgari treachery, and only Conan and Jamal escape with their lives. During their escape, they encounter Shanya, the daughter of a Khozgari chief, and take her hostage. When they take a shortcut through the Misty Mountains, they are attacked by the Demons of the Summit. Jamal is killed and Shanya is taken to Shangara, leader of the summit people. He wants to use Shanya as a mate for himself and his son until Conan rescues her.

Notes

Adaptation of the short story, "People of the Summit" by Björn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp.

Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Conan) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery

Credits

Art
Virgilio Redondo
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Swords and Scrolls) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Swords and Scrolls

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

This issue is squarebound, not saddle-stitched.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 21951

Entry created

  • 07/04/2019

Cover added

  • 07/04/2019

Index completed

  • 07/04/2019