The Savage Sword of Conan #1

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
August 1974
Page count
84
Cover price
1.00 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/27659

Credits

Editing
Roy Thomas, editor
 
Marv Wolfman, Consulting Editor
 
Tony Isabella, Consulting Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Conan) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Red Sonja

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Boris Vallejo, painter [signed]
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa/Page, 1978? series) #1 ([1978?])
Untitled
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa, 1982 series) (1982)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. Untitled (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Esteban Maroto, line art [signed]

Reprint history

From GCD
from Heritage Portfolio 1973

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Table of Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Conan; Red Sonja

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Barry Windsor-Smith, line art [as Barry Smith]
 
Esteban Maroto, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Table of contents and indicia.

Show/hide 3. Untitled Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities…"

Featuring

Genre
Sword and sorcery

Credits

Writing
Robert E. Howard, scripter
 
, scripter
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Excerpt from The Nemedian Chronicles, photograph and introduction.

Show/hide 4. Curse of the Undead-Man (Conan) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Berthilda; Conan; Costranno; Red Sonja; Rikko

Credits

Writing
Roy Thomas, scripter
Art
John Buscema, penciller
 
Pablo Marcos, inker
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Conan The Barbarian (Newton, 1975 series) #10 (December 1975)
Curse of the Undead-Man
 
United States
Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #78 (September 1977)
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa/Page, 1978? series) #1 ([1978?])
Curse of the Undead-Man
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa, 1982 series) (1982)
Curse of the Undead-Man
 
United States
Savage Sword of Conan (Dark Horse, 2007 series) #1 (December 2007)
Curse of the Undead-Man
From GCD
from Savage Sword of Conan (Marvel, 1974 series) #1.

Synopsis

Conan and Red Sonja put an end to the undead sorcerer Costranno.

Notes

Freely adapted from the short story "Mistress of Death" by Robert E. Howard.

Show/hide 5. Missed Any Monsters Lately? (Marvel Magazine Group) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Marvel Magazine Group

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
Alfredo Alcala, line art [signed as Alfredo P. Alcala]
Text
, typeset

Notes

Subscription offer for Marvel monster titles.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Alfredo Alcala, line art [as Alfred Alcala]
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 7. A Hyperborean Oath Text article, 1 page

"There really isn't all that much I can say about The Savage Sword of Conan #1, is there?"

Credits

Writing
Roy Thomas, author
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Red Sonja) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"When the plundering hordes of Yezdigerd, scourge of Hyrkania, hammered at the doors of thrice-doomed Makkalet…"

Featuring

Feature
Red Sonja
Genre
Sword and sorcery

Credits

Writing
Robert E. Howard, scripter
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

The Song of Red Sonja from Tarantella, photograph, and introduction.

Show/hide 9. Red Sonja (Red Sonja) Comic story, 10 pages

"After the last rust-colored glow of sunset, no one may enter or leave the teeming city-state called Pah-Dishah."

Featuring

Feature
Red Sonja
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Red Sonja; Conan; Amir; Lurhan; King Ghannif; Trolus; Lucrezia

Credits

Writing
Roy Thomas, scripter
Art
Esteban Maroto, penciller
 
Neal Adams, inker
 
Ernie Chan, inker [as Ernie Chua]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Conan The Barbarian (Newton, 1975 series) #11 (December 1975)
Untitled
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa, 1982 series) (1982)
Untitled

Synopsis

When Red Sonja returns with a tiara she was sent for by King Ghannif, she learns her "reward" is to be made a part of his harem.

Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Planet of the Apes) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"The greatest movie series of them all…"

Featuring

Feature
Planet of the Apes

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
Bob Larkin, painter
Text
, typeset

Notes

House ad for Planet of the Apes (Marvel, 1974 Series) #1 (August 1974). Near full-size b&w cover reproduction.

Show/hide 11. Red Sonja (Red Sonja) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Red Sonja
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Red Sonja

Credits

Art
Esteban Maroto, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Conan The Barbarian (Newton, 1975 series) #11 (December 1975)
Untitled
Show/hide 12. Conan's Women Warriors (Conan) Text article, 3 pages

"Among the most vivid of colorful of all the characters in the saga of Conan are those ladies..."

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Bêlit; Red Sonya; Salome; Yasmina

Credits

Writing
Fred Blosser, author
Art
Steve Gan, line art [signed]
 
Hugh Rankin, line art [signed]
 
Roy G. Krenkel, line art
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Conan The Barbarian (Newton, 1975 series) #11 (December 1975)
Conan's Women Warriors
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa/Page, 1978? series) #1 ([1978?])
Conan's Women Warriors
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa, 1982 series) (1982)
Conan's Women Warriors

Notes

Includes illustrations: Salome by Steve Gan (signature dated 1974), Yasmina and Bêlit by Hugh Rankin and Red Sonya of Rogatine by Roy G. Krenkel.

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Blackmark) Illustration, 2 pages

"In 1971 Bantam Books published what was destined to be the most ambitious attempt..."

Featuring

Feature
Blackmark
Genre
Fantasy
Characters
Blackmark

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, line art [signed]

Notes

Illustration from the book with the addition of a small, introductory block of text.

Show/hide 14. [Blackmark] Preface (Blackmark) Comic story, 13 pages

"Old Earth is dead, devastated by the nuclear holocausts."

Featuring

Feature
Blackmark
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Amarix; Marnie; Zeph the Tinker; Balzamo; Blackmark

Credits

Writing
Gil Kane, scripter
 
Archie Goodwin, scripter (uncredited, script)
Art
Gil Kane, line art [signed]
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa, 1982 series) (1982)
Untitled
Show/hide 15. A Non-Paid Commercial That Will Drive You Crazy (Crazy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Crazy
Genre
Humor
Characters
Stan Lee (photos)

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Photo-story promotional advertisement for Crazy magazine.

Show/hide 16. An Atlantean In Aquilonia (Kull) Text article, 4 pages

"Kull of Atlantis. Kull of Valusia. King Kull!"

Featuring

Feature
Kull
Characters
Baron Kaanuub; Ducalon; Enaros; King Kull; Ridondo the Mistrel

Credits

Writing
, author (introduction)
 
Glenn Lord, author
Art
John Severin, line art [signed as Severin]
 
John Severin, penciller [signed as Severin]
 
Ross Andru, penciller
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa/Page, 1978? series) #1 ([1978?])
An Atlantean in Aquilonia
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa, 1982 series) (1982)
An Atlantean in Aquilonia
Original
Kull Portfolio

Notes

Includes two illustrations of King Kull by John Severin (signed) and pencil sketches of Kull, Enaros, Baron Kaanuub of Komahar and of Ridondo the Minstrel by Ross Andru.

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Conan) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"Aesgaard! Vanaheim! In Norse myth, two lands where twin races of warring gods make their mist-shrouded home."

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Drawn image of Conan on a photograph background, introduction for The Frost Giant's Daughter.

Show/hide 18. The Frost Giant's Daughter (Conan) Comic story, 12 pages

"The clangor of the swords has died away..."

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Atali; Conan; Frost Giants; Gorm; Horsa; Hymdul; Niord

Credits

Writing
Robert E. Howard, original scripter (prose short story)
 
Roy Thomas, scripter
Art
Barry Windsor-Smith, line art [as Barry Smith]
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #16 (July 1972)
 
United States
The Savage Sword of Conan (Marvel, 1974 series) #1 (August 1974)
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa/Page, 1978? series) #1 ([1978?])
The Frost Giant's Daughter
 
Australia
The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian (Yaffa, 1982 series) (1982)
The Frost Giant's Daughter
 
United States
Essential Conan (Marvel, 2000 series) #1 (July 2000)
The Frost Giant's Daughter
 
United States
The Chronicles of Conan (Dark Horse, 2003 series) #2 (2003)
 
United States
Savage Sword of Conan (Dark Horse, 2007 series) #1 (December 2007)
The Frost Giant's Daughter
From GCD
from Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #16.
 
from Savage Tales (Marvel, 1971 series) #1.

Synopsis

Setting: Snowy battlefield. Conan chases Atali across the snow, slays her two frost giant brothers, and catches her. Her father, Ymir then takes her from Conan.

Notes

Adapted from the short story "The Frost Giant's Daughter" by Robert E. Howard.

Show/hide 19. Novelty Ads (American Circle Corp.) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
American Circle Corp.

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art (thumbnail product illustrations)
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 75. Novelty products. First ad: Magic Brain Calculator.

Show/hide 20. Monsters of the Movies (Monsters of the Movies) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Monsters of the Movies
Characters
Frankenstein's Monster

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
Bob Larkin, painter
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 75. House ad for Monsters of the Movies (Marvel, 1974 Series) #2 (August 1974). B&W thumbnail cover reproduction.

Show/hide 21. Beyond Hell… Beyond Fear… Beyond the Terror That Lurks in Man's Mind (Dracula Lives) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dracula Lives
Characters
Dracula

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
Gene Colan, penciller
 
, inker
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 76. House ad for Dracula Lives (Marvel, 1973 Series). Half-page illustration of Dracula.

Show/hide 22. No title recorded (Night Gallery Graphics) Advertisement, 1 page

"Warning! You won't want to be alone when you look at these full color reproductions from the Night Gallery Television series."

Featuring

Feature
Night Gallery Graphics

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 77. Full-color lithographed art reproductions for $2.00 each. B&W thumbnail illustrations.

Show/hide 23. Missed Any Marvel Masterpieces Lately? (Marvel Monster Group) Promo (ad from the publisher), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Marvel Monster Group
Characters
Frankenstein's monster (photo)

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art (cover thumbnails)
 
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 78. Back issue ad for Marvel monster titles. B&W cover thumbnails; photo of Frankenstein's monster.

Show/hide 24. Next Issue: Black Colossus (Savage Sword of Conan) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Savage Sword of Conan
Characters
Conan; King Kull

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 80. Planned contents for issue #2. B&W illustrations of Conan and King Kull.

Show/hide 25. Monster Size Monsters (Honor House) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Honor House
Characters
Frankenstein's monster; Barney the skeleton

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 81. Ad for 7-foot tall polyethylene monsters with glow-in-the-dark eyes for $1.00 each.

Show/hide 26. FDR Sat Here (The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare) Public service announcement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 81. Advises you to try to stop thinking of disabled people as ‘handicapped’. Wheelchair photo.

Show/hide 27. No title recorded (Gayle House) Advertisement, 0.17 pages

"Invite your friends over for a haunting"

Featuring

Feature
Gayle House

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, line art
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 81. Ad for a 7" 33? rpm LP of haunted house sound effects for $1.00. Also a small thumbnail ad for an "eerie skull flashlight" for $1.25 from Interverse.

Show/hide 28. Very Special People (Broadway Bookfinders) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Broadway Bookfinders

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Page 82. Ad for Frederick Drimmer's book "Very Special People" about people who were born with challenging abnormalities, $5.95 each.

Show/hide 29. Kung Fu & Karate (Demaru, Inc.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Demaru, Inc.
Characters
Toyotaro Miyazaki (photo)

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Art
, photographer
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for "complete audiovisual home study course in dynamic kung fu & karate", $4.98.

Show/hide 30. Have You Seen This Coupon Before? (La Salle Extension University) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
La Salle Extension University

Credits

Writing
, scripter (ad copy)
Text
, typeset

Notes

Back cover. Ad for training courses..


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35076

Entry created

  • 23/11/2007

Cover added

  • 03/05/2016

Index completed

  • 27/10/2019

Last updated

  • 27/10/2019