Conan Saga #5

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
September 1987
Page count
68
Cover price
2.00 USD; 2.75 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/129901

Credits

Editing
Mike Higgins (Editor)
Pat Redding (Managing Editor)
Barry Windsor-Smith (Editorial Consultant)
Tom DeFalco (Editor-in-Chief)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery

Credits

Art
Barry Windsor-Smith
Colours
Barry Windsor-Smith
Show/hide 1. frontispiece - pencils for cover without cropping for text (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery

Credits

Art
Barry Windsor-Smith
Show/hide 2. Untitled [cover for Conan the Barbarian #12] (Conan) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Ralph Reese
Letters
Sam Rosen
Show/hide 3. Dweller in the Dark (Conan) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Yulek; Queen Fatima; Yaila

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Art
Barry Windsor-Smith
Letters
Sam Rosen

Synopsis

Conan becomes Captain of the royal guard in the small city-state of Zahmahn as well as the lover of Queen Fatima. When the Queen catches Conan with the servant girl Yaila in a delicate situation, she leaves them in the dungeon to be devoured by the Dweller in the Dark. They manage to escape, however, and Conan throws the Queen to the monster. According to tradition, Zahmahn can only be ruled by a female sovereign, so Conan nominates Yaila as the new queen.

Notes

Barry Smith confirmed as inker in letters page of Conan the Barbarian #16.

Page 15 appears here in its original uncensored form (prior publications featured a partially redrawn version due to Comics Code objections).

Show/hide 4. Untitled [unpublished version of the cover for Conan the Barbarian #13] (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Barry Windsor-Smith
Show/hide 5. Web of the Spider-God (Conan) Comic story, 22 pages
Show/hide 6. The Hyborian Age of Conan (Hyborian Age) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hyborian Age
Genre
Sword and sorcery

Credits

Script
Tony Edwards
Eliot R Brown
Art
Tony Edwards (design)
Eliot R Brown (design)

Notes

Hyborian Regional maps done in five sections. Based on a map by Robert E Howard. This is the centerfold.

Show/hide 7. Untitled [cover for Conan the Barbarian #14] (Conan) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Elric

Credits

Art
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Show/hide 8. A Sword Called Stormbringer! (Conan; Elric of Melnibone) Comic story, 21 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan; Elric of Melnibone
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Sorcerer-King Elric of Melnibone; Zephra; Zukala; Kulan-Gath (cameo); Terhali; Xiombarg; Prince Gaynor the Damned; Marduk

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Michael Moorcock (plot)
James Cawthorn (plot)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
John Costanza

Reprint history

First print
United States
Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #14 (March 1972)
A Sword Called Stormbringer!
Also printed
Australia
Savage Tales (Sport Magazine, 1972 series) #3 ([February 1973?])
A Sword Called Stormbringer
 
United States
Giant-Size Conan (Marvel, 1974 series) #5 (1975)
A Sword Called Stormbringer!
 
United States
Essential Conan (Marvel, 2000 series) #1 (July 2000)
A Sword Called Stormbringer!
 
United States
The Chronicles of Conan (Dark Horse, 2003 series) #3 (2003)
A Sword Called Stormbringer!

Synopsis

Conan saves Zephra's life, fights against and later with Elric. Conan fights to save Hyborea and Melnibone from Queen Xiombarg.

Notes

Elric of Melnibone created by Michael Moorcock.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35119

Entry created

  • 24/11/2007

Index completed

  • 10/09/2017

Last updated

  • 10/09/2017