The Savage Sword of Conan #16

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
December 1976
Page count
76
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/30533

Credits

Editing
Roy Thomas

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Wizards of the Black Circle (Conan) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Painting
Earl Norem
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 1. Frontispiece (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Mike Zeck
Show/hide 2. No title recorded (Conan) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

"Conan manages to build up the kozacs"

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Characters
Conan

Credits

Letters
Typeset
Show/hide 3. The People of the Black Circle (Conan) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Yasmina; Bhunda Chand; Kerim Shah; Khemsa

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

Sorcerers are killing Yasmina's brother, Bhunda Chand, the King of Vendhya.

Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

Show/hide 4. A Barbarian from the Hills (Part 2) (Conan) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Chunder Shan; Yasmina; Gitara

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

Conan kidnaps Yasmina.

Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

Show/hide 5. The Sorcery of Khemsa (Part 3) (Conan) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Gitara; Khemsa; Kerim Shah

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

Gitara and Khemsa betray Kerim Shah and plan to use the information of the kidnapped Yasmina to their own ends.

Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard

Show/hide 6. Reavers of the Hills (Part 4) (Conan) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Yasmina; Yar Afzal

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Alfredo Alcala

Synopsis

Conan and Yasmina reach the Zhaibar Pass and meet up with Yar Afzal.

Notes

adapted from the short story "People of the Black Circle" by Robert E. Howard Story continues next issue.

Show/hide 7. A Probable Outline of Conan's Career (Conan) Text article, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Author
P. Schuyler Miller
John D. Clark
Art
Jayem Wilcox
Hugh Rankin
Pat Broderick
Frank Thorne
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

First print
United States
Savage Tales (Marvel, 1971 series) #2 (October 1973)
A Probable Outline of Conan's Career
Also printed
Australia
Savage Tales (KG Murray, 1975 series) #11 ([June 1976?])
A Probable Outline of Conan's Career

Notes

This article first appeared in a fanzine called "The Hyborian Age", published in 1938. The Wilcox and Rankin illustrations appear to be taken from issues of Weird Tales. The Wilcox illustrations would be from "Black Colossus" (Weird Tales, June 1933) and "The Scarlet Citadel" (Weird Tales, January 1933).

Show/hide 8. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Jenna

Credits

Art
Frank Giacoia

Notes

Recreation of a scene featuring Conan, Jenna, and Corinthian guardsmen from Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #11.

Show/hide 9. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Gene Day
Show/hide 10. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Belit

Credits

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Tim Conrad

Notes

An unused page from Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series) #66.

Show/hide 11. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Conan; Red Sonja) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan; Red Sonja
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan; Red Sonja

Credits

Art
John Allison
Show/hide 12. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Virgil Finlay

Notes

Sketch for a proposed Conan book-cover.

Show/hide 13. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Conan) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Conan
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Conan

Credits

Art
Richard Corben

Notes

A scene from the short story "Curse of the Monolith" by L. Sprague deCamp and Lin Carter.

Show/hide 14. A Portfolio of Robert E. Howard (Kull) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kull
Genre
Sword and sorcery
Characters
Kull

Credits

Art
Roy G. Krenkel [as RGK]

Notes

Sketch from Infinity Three magazine.

Show/hide 15. Chapter 5: Fire and Slaughter (The Hyborian Age) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Hyborian Age
Genre
Sword and sorcery

Credits

Script
Roy Thomas
Art
Walt Simonson
Letters
Walt Simonson

Notes

Robert E. Howard adaptation. Letters credit from Walt Simonson via GCD Errors list, October 2009.

Show/hide 16. Worms of the Earth (Bran Mak Morn) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bran Mak Morn
Genre
Historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Valerius; Titus Sulla; Centurious Publius; Grom; Bran Mak Morn [as Partha Mac Othna], Cormac na Connacht (mentioned only)

Credits

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story)
Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith] (complete pencils on first few pages, partial pencils on later pages)
Tim Conrad (finishes)
Inks
Tim Conrad

Synopsis

Bran Mak Morn (pretending to be the Irish chieftain Partha Mac Othna) witnesses one of his people being crucified by the Romans.

Notes

Credits from Tim Conrad interview in Collector's Dream (G&T Enterprises) #1/ 1977? and from Tim Conrad interview in Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics; Wandering Star, 2000 Series) #[nn] adapted from the short story "Worms of the Earth" by Robert E. Howard.

Show/hide 17. A Ghost in the Night (Part II) (Bran Mak Morn) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bran Mak Morn
Genre
Historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Grom; Bran Mak Morn [as Partha Mac Othna]; Gonar; Valerius

Credits

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story)
Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Art
Tim Conrad

Synopsis

Bran Mak Morn plans his revenge against the Romans.

Notes

Adapted from the short story "Worms of the Earth" by Robert E. Howard

Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Swords and Scrolls) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Swords and Scrolls

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Pre-standard barcode.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35130

Entry created

  • 24/11/2007

Cover added

  • 11/06/2019

Index completed

  • 11/06/2019

Last updated

  • 11/06/2019