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This timeline page is made with the purpose to catalog the main continuity timeline of the Marvel Universe. This page will focus only on the main timeline, otherwise known as Earth 616, and not the MCU, Marvel Animated Universe Timeline, or the X-Men Cinematic Universe. This timeline may be inaccurate, meaning that anyone may add anything they want, as long as it is officially Marvel, and part of the official Marvel Universe main timeline. Plus, make sure the content fits within the age that the comic was published in.

Timeline[]

Dawn of Time[]

  • Thor Annual Vol. 1 #5 (Prologue) - The Marvel Universe forms, and Ymir, King of the Frost Giants, comes to be. Once Ymir falls asleep, the first of his descendants are formed. Afterwards, the first of the Asgardian gods, Suri, comes into existence. And lo, when Ymir's descendants and Suri form a union, the first Aesir are born, Ve, Vili, and Odin. When Odin grew older, he and his siblings went to war against Ymir. When Ymir fell, only two of his kind remained, Bergelmir and his wife, though Odin, Ve, and Vili were unaware. Soon, the three formed Midgard, Earth, and all its various features by raising Ymir's body to the surface from the flood created after his slaying and using the different parts. As for the skull, it was used to form the vault of the heavens and within that vault, sparks that formed the various stars as well as the sun and moon blew out. Eons passed and, eventually, time was created. And after Midgard was complete, the Aesir formed their home, Asgard, and the bridge that connected Asgard with Midgard, the rainbow bridge known as Bifrost. Within Asgard, Odin led the Aesir and decided to create the first humans. But as evil formed underneath Midgard, a champion was created to fight it, Odin's son and future ruler of Asgard, the mighty Thor. Within time, Thor gained his signature weapon, the mighty Uru hammer, Mjolnir.
  • Super-Villain Classics (The Birth of Galactus) - In the vast reaches of the universe, there once existed a planet known as Taa, a planet far more advanced than any others in the cosmos. However, a scientist of the planet named Galan discovered something troubling. Taa was headed for destruction. Beings across the universe, and eventually across Taa, begin to die of radiation poisoning. But Galan, determined to see that at least one being survives the destruction, takes a starship and a crew into a blast of cosmic rays so they may die nobly instead of by radiation poisoning. And so, the starship was bombarded by cosmic rays in an event that scientists call the Big Bang, in which the original universe died and another was formed. But Galan remained, and he was soon, after fusing with a deity, reborn as the galactic ravager known as Galactus. And so, after crashing onto the planet home of Uatu the Watcher, future member of The Inhumans, Galactus begins his incubation process over the planet Archeopia, which lasts for years. Until finally, the incubation cube is destroyed and Galactus emerges, ready to begin his unending trek across the universe to consumer life energy from the various planets, though some Archeopians manage to escape Galactus' rampage and become known as The Wanderers. Eventually, after millennia, Galactus finished work on Taa II, a world ship that would be home to Galactus.
  • Silver Surfer Annual Vol. 1 #2 (Saga of the Serpent Crown: Creation) - Many eons ago, after life energy was granted to the relatively new planet Earth through Demiurge, the beings known as the elder gods came to be. They included Mother Nature, then known as Gaea, Chthon the dark mystic, and Set, the great devourer. Within millions of years, Chthon became the first master of black magic, Gaea watched over the forms of organic life on the planet, and Set began his quest for total domination of the planet with his offspring, Sliggluth and Damballah. As a result, Gaea retreated deep into the earth and gave birth to Atum, a being who wielded the power of the sun, allowing him to destroy the legion of demons that followed Set's example. However, Atum absorbed the forms and energies of the demons he slayed into his own body, transforming him into Demogorge, the god-eater. Ultimately, Demogorge destroyed all the demons, save for Chthon, Set, and the spawn of Set. But not even they could stop him, until Chthon decided to retreat to another dimension after creating a link between himself and Earth. Set and his offspring soon followed, but not without leaving their old forms behind to fool Demogorge. Demogorge destroyed them, and dispersed of his form to become Atum once again. But Set did return, unaware to anyone, to continue where he left off.

Pre-Human history[]

  • Iron Man Annual Vol. 1 #10 (Saga of the Serpent Crown: Blood Feud) - After Set retreated and returned, the age of the dinosaurs came to be. Gaea realized that the future of the earth lied with the small mammals that lived side by side with the dinosaurs, but Set refused to let his dominance through the dinosaurs fade away, so he set the dinosaurs out to either hunt and kill the mammals, or trample them underfoot. Then, Gaea challenged Set to face her after she realized he was behind the deaths, and so Set took form on the planet after millions of years of being away so he could destroy Gaea and make the world his own. However, Gaea summoned Atum to do battle with Set, and the mighty being severed Set's head from his body with a single blast. However, as Atum returned to his form of Demogorge, from where one head was destroyed, two more took its place, and so on until the creature gained seven heads total. The war between Demogorge and Set ended up causing the extinction of the dinosaurs, but through Gaea, the mammals survived. Set was defeated, but not destroyed, as he retreated back to his home dimension. And so, Demogorge returned to Atum and peace was restored to earth.
  • Uncanny X-Men Annual Vol. 1 #13 (Saga of the Serpent Crown: Serpent in the Garden) & What If? Vol. 1 #23 (The First Celestial Host) - After Set's second retreat, ape-like beings inhabited the planet. However, one tribe of these creatures came upon a tribe controlled by Set who told them if they killed their tribe, they would join the tribe of Set. However, the tribe leader and his mate realized that the stranger who made the offer was evil and killed him, only for Set to bring him back with the head of a snake. With the rest of the tribe, evil tribe was pushed back and away, and immediately afterwards, the First Host of the Celestials arrived, as did Gaea. As Gammenon the Gatherer collected the wanderers and transported them to the Celestial ship, the legions of Set, the Serpent-Men, were driven away by Arishem the Judge. Within the ship, three races of humanity were formed. They were the Eternals, immortals with incredible powers, the Deviants, whose genetic structure wildly varies, and the normal humans, but these humans were given latent genes that would someday produce superhumans. With its work complete, the giant mother ship departed from the planet. The Serpent-Men proceeded to terrorize the humans, but humanity grew strong and fought back, forcing the remaining Serpent-Men into hiding. Afterwards, the legendary King Kull of pre-cataclysmic Atlantis would eventually slay the remaining Serpent-Men, but not all.
  • Eternals Vol. 2 #1 (The Three Faces of Man) - Long before human history was recorded, the Deviants enslaved the humans and built empires on their sweat and labor. After the empires of the Deviants were complete, the rulers and inhabitants of these empires turned their eyes toward the stars. However, the Celestials returned and the second host of the Celestials brought chastisement to the world conquerors, bringing the Deviant empires to an end. The Deviant continent of Lemuria sank beneath the sea while only a few humans managed to escape and create new homes for themselves once the waters had drastically lowered. In the following ages, the humans saw glimpses of the Eternals, mistaking them for divine beings, while the Deviants beneath the ocean floor rebuilt their civilization.
  • Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme Vol. 1 #21 & #22 (The Book of the Vishanti) - Within time, multiple other universes, popularly called dimensions, are formed. Forming, with our universe, into what's known as the Multiverse. Among these include, but are not limited to, the Negative Zone, the Dimension of Dreams, and the Dark Dimension. And within these other dimensions, various beings came to be. Two of these were wizards who migrated from The Flatline to live in the Dark Dimension, known as Umar and Dormammu. Dormammu soon changed his form by fusing with the energy of the Dark Dimension, while Umar kept her humanoid form, but after she gave birth to a daughter, she couldn't turn back to her human form from the trauma of seeing her daughter made of flesh, and she turned violent and threatened her brother. But she was banished by Dormammu to a pocket universe. After, Dormammu set his sights on conquering Earth, but it was defended by a young sorcerer who was the first Sorcerer Supreme, The Ancient One.

Legends of Asgard - Before Third Ragnarok[]

  • Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 #99 - Odin confronts the villainous fire demon, Surtur, and traps him within the planet Earth.
  • Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 #114 - Iduna begins her delivery of the golden apples of immortality to Asgard, but is confronted by Fenris, the wolf god. However, Haakun the Hunter came to the rescue and banished him to Varinheim.

Legends of Asgard - Era of the Third Ragnarok[]

  • Thor: Ages of Thunder (Up to Page 5) - A group of Frost Giants attack Asgard, but Heimdall alerts his fellows to the attack and the giants are forced back.
  • Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 #104 - As a response to the Frost Giant attack, and after Heimdall saw an enemy advance coming, two days before it made it to Asgard, Odin tasks Heimdall with guarding the Bifrost bridge.
  • Thor: Ages of Thunder (Page 6 until end of Chapter 1) - While Thor goes off to hunt the remaining Frost Giants from the attack, a mason arrives in Asgard offering to fix the wall made by the fall of a Frost Giant killed in the attack. In exchange, he will get Idunna as his bride, but he is given only six months to do the job and none of the gods were allowed to meddle in his work. The mason nearly succeeds, but Loki turns into a mare to distract the mason's horse, his beast of burden, causing him to fail at completing the job. Outraged, the mason reveals his true form, that of a Frost Giant. But before the creature can begin any destruction, Thor returns and does the job, carrying many severed Frost Giant heads behind him.

Legends of Asgard - After Third Ragnarok[]

  • Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1 #105 - King Brimmer and Queen Nedra of the Storm Giants decide to attack Asgard, by sending a Vanna to sneak past Heimdall and spy on Asgard. However, thanks to Heimdall, the Vanna is caught.

Tens of thousands of years ago[]

  • What If? Vol. 1 #24 (The First Eternals) - In the Arctic, a group of beings that would later be known as the Eternals gathered to create a home of their own, a city called Titanos. However, after the completion of the city, an Eternal named Uranos tells Chronos that they must spread and conquer the rest of the world, but Chronos rejects the proposition. As a result, Chronos and Uranos go to war. This civil war ended with the defeat and capture of Uranos and his followers. They were banished from Earth and into space. After Chronos cast off the ways of war, in time he managed to isolate the unique cosmic energy that separated the Eternals from the rest of the species on the planet. However, the energy was too great and powerful for the container to hold, and the volatile tube shattered. The explosion of energy disintegrated Chronos and rocked Titanos, however, Chronos did not die in the explosion. He became a one with the universe, a bodiless wraith. As for the people of Titanos, the gained practical immortality from the explosions, truly becoming the Eternals.
  • What If? Vol. 1 #25 (The First Uni-Mind) - After the explosion, the sons of Chronos, Zuras and Alars, discover the reason behind it and what happened to their father and are tasked with ruling Titanos. However, the young princes knew that there could be only one king for Titanos, so they came together to from the Uni-Mind. Once it was created, Zuras is given the position of ruler of Titanos, while Alars leaves to avoid causing any conflict on the planet.
  • What If? Vol. 1 #26 (Outpost on Uranus) - Uranos and his banished followers manage to change their trajectory to a Kree outpost on the planet Uranus. Once they end up inside the outpost, Uranos and his army take it for themselves after defeating the Sentry guarding it. However, the Kree are alerted to it and head to Uranus to deal with the intruders.
  • What If? Vol. 1 #27 (Kree Encounter) - Following the destruction of Kree Sentry 213, Astron, one of Uranos' followers, regrets the decision made by his fellows and attempts to stop them from destroying the remaining Kree weaponry. But Uranos doesn't listen and begins building a spaceship that can take him and his followers back to Earth, thought Astron refuses to follow and is left on Uranus as a result. However, the Kree spot the ship and destroy it as it passes Saturn, seemingly killing everyone aboard.
  • What If? Vol. 1 #28 (New Life) - It's revealed that Uranos and his followers actually survived the destruction of their ship. Together, they land safely on the surface of one of the moons of Saturn. And so, they begin plans to build their own civilization on the moon, one mightier than Titanos, and they decide to name it Titan. However, one of Uranos' followers, Arlok, is found by the Kree and taken back to the Kree home world for examination. The supreme leader of the Kree decides to let his subjects travel to Earth to experiment on the inhabitants to discover how Arlok's fellow Eternals came to be the way they are, but instead of experimenting on the Eternals, they end up performing examinations and experiments on a tribe of cavemen. These experiments, in 25 years time, after the Kree left the planet for their own home world, would turn these guinea pig cavemen into the beings that would be known as The Inhumans.
  • Thor Vol. 1 #146 (The Origins of the first Inhuman) - Far away on an island was a city known as Attilan, and the inhabitants of which spent every moment of physical energy they could to advance human knowledge. But when the time came to test something known as Terrogen Mist, a mist that could unleash a plague upon the planet, the leader of Attilan, Randac, decided to test it himself. And lo, the first ancestor of the Inhumans was created.
  • Thor Vol. 1 #147 (The Reason Why) - In time, Kree Sentry 459 arrives on Earth to see how the Kree experiments affected the advanced society on Attilan. The Sentry discovers that the experiments were successful, and discovers Randac's new power as an Inhuman, giving him the said name. But before departing, after hearing that Randac will allow more of his fellow Attilans into the Terrogen Mist chamber to gain Inhuman powers as well, the Sentry warns Randac that if the Kree return, they may return as deadly foes to humanity.
  • Captain America Comics Vol. 1 #1 (Stories from the Dark Ages) - In the prehistoric wilds of 50,000 B.C, the last of the shaggy ones, Ak, has motion Tuk to his side. The shaggy one begins to tell a tale about the day two hairless ones were cast onto the shores by their tribesmen. The hairless ones were a couple named Phadion and Rhaya who also had their infant child with them. As soon as they arrived onto the unknown land, Gholla, the woolly horned, began a battle with Phadion. Sadly, the two died in the violent battle, leaving Rhaya alone with her child. Within moments the scent of the blood brought the four-footed killer from the forest, Kag the lion wolf. Ak had witness the event and save Rhayda and her child. He took them to a cave where he began to worship the two. Later, while Ak hunted for food, Gru the lion found the worship cave and kills Rhayda. Before dying, Ak reveals to Tuk that he was baby that was brought to the shores. After hearing the tale, Tuk decides to leave his beloved rock country. On his journey he runs into Goreks and they attack Tuk. However, Tanir saves Tuk from the Goreks and the two decide to travel together.
  • Captain America Comics Vol. 1 #2 (The Valley of the Mist) - As Tuk and Tanir continue their search for Atlantis, they come across the people ruled by King Amir who are being terrorized by the Hairy Ones a tribe of primitives savages. Fighting them off, Tuk and Tanir are thanked and shown the path to Atlantis. This takes them through the Valley of the Mist, and they soon find that the mists have anesthetic properties and are soon knocked out. They are captured by the Witches of Endor who seek to sacrifice them. When they revive they find that they have Princess Eve, formally of Atlantis, as their prisoner and hope to convert her into one of their own. Tuk and Tanir then fight off the Witches and free Eve and escape into the jungle. Eve explains that she was recently ousted from her kingdom by her evil uncle and asks the pair to help them liberate her people.
  • Captain America Comics Vol. 1 #3 (Atlantis and the False King) - Tuk and Tanir have agreed to help Princess Eve free her kingdom of Atlantis from the evil rule of her uncle. However their arrival in the area does not go unnoticed as the kings Soothsayer has detected their presence through his crystal ball. The king confronts them as they enter the kingdom through a secret passage way and battles Tuk and Tanir. When the duo appear to be too strong for him he calls the guards to attack them. However, when Princess Eve reveals herself to them they stand down and the evil king is taken off to the dungeon while Eve retakes her rightful role as ruler of Atlantis. She offers the two heroes to stay in her kingdom, however the decline telling her that they must travel onward to seek out the "island of the gods" known as Attilan.
  • Captain America Comics Vol. 1 #4 (The Ogre of the Cave Dwellers) - On their way to find Attilan the so called "Island of the Gods" Tuk and Tanir come across a large group of people fleeing the area. When they ask what is happening one of the people fleeing tells them that the area is being terrorized by a brute named Bonzo and his gang of primitives. Deciding to investigate, the two adventurers find that one caveman is not willing to flee from Bonzo and stands his ground to defend his mate and child. He is quickly beaten to death by Bonzo's men and before they can do the same with his Tanir fires an arrow at one of the men, killing him. Frightened by the "Magic Stick" Bonzo and his minions would flee. Knowing that once they regain their courage they will be back, Tanir sends Tuk and the woman into the wilderness while he deals with the savages. When Bonzo and his men come back they easily get the drop on Tanir and are about to kill him when he offers to use his bow and arrow for their cause. Impressed by this, Bonzo agrees, but warns him to follow orders or meet death. When Tuk is spotted spying on them, Bonzo orders Tanir to kill his ally. Tanir makes it look as though he hit Tuk with his bow and rushes off to recover the boy's body. The two begin plotting to eliminate Bonzo but when they are overheard by one of Bonzo's men, the pair overpower him and throw him off a cliff to his death. Tuk then leaves the scene and Tanir goes back to Bonzo to prove his "loyalty" so that he may begin to plot to eliminate Bonzo's reign of terror in the region once and for all.
  • Captain America Comics Vol. 1 #5 (The Death of Bonzo) - Tanir is still being forced to use his bow and arrow for Bonzo the savage and his minions, and so Tuk begins actively trying to find a means to rescue his friend. When he lures a sabretooth tiger into the area, Bonzo forces Tanir to slay it. Realizing that Tuk is responsible, Bonzo orders Tanir to kill his friend. Tanir has no choice and fires a burning arrow toward a herd of elephants, and the blaze spooks them into stampeding. Tuk uses this stampede to his advantage, leading the herd toward Bonzo's group, forcing them all to scatter. Left alone, Bonzo becomes easy prey to Tanir who slays him with his bow and arrow. With Bonzo dead and his minions scattered, Tuk and Tanir continue on their quest to find the island of Attilan.

Kull of Atlantis[]

  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #190 (Death and Life in Tiger Valley) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #191 (Death and Life in Tiger Valley Part 2) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #192 (Death and Life in Tiger Valley Part 3) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #193 (Kull the Pict Killer) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #196 (Bride of the Buccaneer) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #197 (Raiders of the Pictish Isles) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #198 (Vengeance in Valusia) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #199 (Vengeance in Valusia Part 2: The Pit) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #202 (Exile of Atlantis) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #229 (Enslaved!) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #230 (King Kull: Like a Wolf at Bay) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #231 (Rotath of Lemuria) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #232 (The Oath) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #233 (Death in a High Place) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #122 (One Against All) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #138 (The Mine) - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #1 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #2 - When Kull rose to the throne of Valusia, ambassador Ka-Nu of the Picts informed him of the existence of the Serpent-Men. Brule was tasked with exposing the Serpent-Men living in the City of Wonders. The search was concentrated in court, where Serpent-Men posed as Tu, other councilors, and Red Slayers. One Serpent-Man was found in the guise of Kull himself. The real Kull slaughtered the exposed Serpent-Men. The center of their power in the royal castle was found to be a chamber where king Eallal was slain 1000 years before the reign of Kull. The chamber was still haunted by his ghost. Kull managed to seal the chamber. With his eyes open to the threat, Kull swore to continue hunting them across land and sea. Never resting until all the Serpent-Men are dead.
  • Monsters on the Prowl Vol. 1 #16 (The Forbidden Swamp) - King Kull, along with his friend Brule and a group of Red Slayers enter the Forbidden Swamp, trying to locate the Temple of the Serpent-Men believed to be hidden within. They kill several Serpent-Men along the way until they finally spy the temple on the other side of a large river. They fashion a raft out of logs and attempt to cross the river when they hear chanting from three Serpent-Men priests. The chanting brings forth a giant river dragon, which nearly kills the group of adventurers. They manage to get across the river, however, and kill the priests with Kull proving immune to their weapons. Kull alone enters the temple where he encounters Thulsa Doom, who claims that he had come to the temple to rescue his beloved, but was too late as her body lay prostrate across the alter. Kull invites Thulsa back to his city despite the protestations of Brule and the others who have heard rumors of the lord's evil ways. Kull dismisses their warnings, however, saying that he will be welcome until he does something to make himself unwelcome.
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #3 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #4 - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #2 (The Beast from the Abyss) - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #5 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #6 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #7 - TBA
  • Creatures on the Loose Vol. 1 #10 (Trull! The Inhuman) - Kull is warned not to open the doors to the castle, as doing so will unleash an ancient evil. Kull ignores the warnings, breaks the lock, and opens the door. He is almost overwhelmed by, and barely defeats, the mystic entity known as Silence. After trapping the entity back in the castle, and re-locking the doors, he declares that no one should ever open those doors.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #23 (The Striking of the Gong) - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #8 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #9 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 1 #10 - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #55 (Wizard and Warrior) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #137 (The Brawl) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #34 (Mirrors of Tuzun Thune) - TBA
  • Bizarre Adventures Vol. 1 #26 - Sekhmet Tharn, a sorcerer of the Serpent-Men, set out to conquer Valusia. He re-animated the corpses of Valusian kings and send them to terrorize Valusians. Kull found himself facing his predecessor King Borna. Destroying him for a second time. Jeesala, daughter of Sekhmet Tharn, attempted to seduce Kull. He turned her down. Sekhmet Tharn then managed to drug Kull. Jeesala attempted to seduce him again and this time succeeded. They had sex right before the eyes of her father. The corrupted Kull took her as his new royal mistress. Under the influence of Jeesala, Kull degenerated into a tyrant. He taxed Valusians heavily and physically abused them. Soon the people were ready to turn on him, even his loyal Red Slayers. Brule attempted to reason with Kull and bring him back to his senses. Kull simply struck him and ordered him to leave. The following a rebellion broke out. Jeesala almost slew Kull through an enchanted mirror, but Brule saved him. Breaking the mirror resulted in Kull regaining his senses. Jeesala took her true form and revealed that an army of undead kings was marching against the City. She tried to kill Kull using an acid-dart. He dodged the dart, grabbed Brule's spear and killed her. Kull and Brule managed to convince the revolting Valusians to turn their attentions toward the undead army. every able-bodied man in the City of Wonders fought against the undead. Sekhmet Tharn appeared and summoned a Kraken to enforce his army. He then tried slsying Kull, forming a corrupted double of the king. Kull slew his evil double and decapitated Sekhmet Tharn. With his death, the Kraken also died. Kull managed to regain the trust of his people.
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #11 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #12 (Moon of Blood) - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #13 (Torches from Hell) - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #14 (The Black Belfry) - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #15 (Wings of the Night-Beast) - TBA
  • Kull and the Barbarians Vol. 1 #2 (The Teeth of the Dragon) - TBA
  • Kull and the Barbarians Vol. 1 #3 (The Omen in the Skull) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #9 (When a Tiger Returns to Atlantis) - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #16 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #17 (The Thing from Emerald Darkness) - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #18 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #19 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #20 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #21 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #22 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #23 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #24 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #25 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #26 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #27 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #28 - TBA
  • Kull the Destroyer Vol. 1 #29 - TBA
  • Marvel Preview Vol. 1 #19 (Riders Beyond the Sunrise & Kull II) - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 2 #1 - An earthquake strikes the city. While rebuilding, Kull breaks open a previously buried tomb covered by Serpent-Men symbols. A sorceress attempts to win Kull and is rejected. She thus plans Kull's downfall.
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 2 #2 - TBA
  • Mavel Team-Up Vol. 1 #112 - Spider-Man feels himself floating through space, his arm bleeding and sore, his head throbbing with pain. He recalls how he and Devil-Slayer battled Serpent Men and Spider-People, and how those he thought were the Defenders — including Devil-Slayer — turned out to be more Serpent Men in disguise. Then he remembers Serpent Men's fangs stabbing into his arm, their venom mingling with his blood. The images slowly fade and are replaced by the familiar visages of Wong and Dr. Strange. Wong informs his master that Spider-Man is awake. As Spider-Man clears his head, Wong tells him that he is in Dr. Strange's Greenwich Village sanctum, and Strange, levitating nearby, says that Spider-Man has been feverish and delirious for hours. Spider-Man wonders why he is so ill, and Strange says that he is dying of the serpent bite sustained during his recent battle. Ordinarily, he continues, the bite would not be fatal, but the venom is deadly to Spider-People, the Serpent Men's hereditary enemies. Spider-Man has much in common with them, says Strange, including their reaction to the poison. Suddenly, Spider-Man keels over in pain, and Strange casts a spell that levitates him back onto the couch. Strange tells Spider-Man to stare at a lit brazier that he calls the Cauldron of the Cosmos. Within its flames, Spider-Man begins to see the vague outlines of a castle and people marching. Strange says that he is seeing a world of 20,000 years ago, when Atlantis still stood above the sea and King Kull was monarch of the Earth's greatest nation, Valusia. Strange explains that after Kull drove the Serpent Men into hiding, his scholars studied the serpent ways and wrote down descriptions of their obscene rites and arcane magicks. Unfortunately, few Valuslan works survive, he continues as he removes a tome from a shelf, and there is only one way to cure his condition. Spider-Man, however, is unwilling to travel backward in time. But before he can say anymore, he faints. Strange says that he could not send Spider-Man physically back in time because it would cause untold temporal chaos. Instead, he weaves a spell to bring out Spider-Man's astral form. The astral form will be sent into the past, and another spell will give Spider-Man the power to possess a human host for a limited time. Thus equipped, Spider-Man should be able to find the cure on his own. Strange will remain in the present to protect Spider-Man's corporeal body. Spider-Man is so bewildered to be outside his body that Strange has to cast a Spell of Acceptance to calm him. Then he chants an incantation that sends the astral form back to the Age of Valusia. Spider-Man sees many historical events as he passes backward through time, arriving in Valusia just as King Kull is leading his loyal Red Slayers into his capital city. As Spider-Man watches the cheering throng from above, he notices a bowman on a roof overlooking the plaza take aim at the king. He swoops down and possesses the body of a citizen. He is pleased to discover that when he takes over a host, the person gains his spider-powers. The citizen sheds his boots and quickly clambers up to a roof, from which he leaps down onto the assassin before he can shoot his arrow. Kull and his right-hand man, Brule the Spear-Slayer, note what happened, and Kull summons the man who saved him to his court and is astounded that the man has no idea what he did. The man says that something seemed to enter his body, but he can remember nothing more. Uttering an oath, Kull admits that it smacks of sorcery. There are many wizards who would like to see him dead, he muses, but none, as far as he knows, who would aid him. Then Spider-Man, through Brule, asks Kull for the mystic potion to counter the effects of the serpent venom. But Tu, Kull's advisor, explains that there is no such potion in Valusia. At this Spider-Man becomes angry and grabs Tu by the lapels. He has journeyed 20,000 years into the past seeking a cure, he rages, and now he is told that the cure does not exist. Then his time in Brute's body expires, and he leaves Brule standing before Tu, who is on his knees begging the "great spirit" not to do away with him. Brule is bewildered, but after Kull explains what happened, Brule says that there is indeed a man who has such a potion. He is Ju-Lak, a Pict like Brule, and an outcast shaman. His knowledge of the dark arts is as great as his lust for power, says Brule, but he is quite insane. Kull feels that he owes his life to whatever spirit possessed his rescuer, so he arranges an expedition to the Pictish mountains to find the shaman. Soon Kull and Brule are at the head of a column of horsemen headed into Pictish territory, with the astral form of Spider-Man floating invisibly above them. Unfortunately, Ju-Lak himself observes them from afar within the flames of a brazier similar to Dr. Strange's Cauldron of the Cosmos. Spider-Man's spider-sense tingles, but before he can possess a body to warn Kull, the king halts his men, saying he smells "death in the air and blood on the wind." Suddenly a group of leather-skinned beast-men descend from the trees and attack. The horsemen dismount to defend themselves against the demons, who are armed with swords and shields. Spider-Man possesses one of the soldiers, who gains spider-powers and starts to wreak havoc among the creatures. Kull exhorts his troops to match Spider-Man's feats and courage, and the men start to beat the demons back. Ju-Lak curses Kull's prowess. But, he thinks, much more dangerous than Kull is the spirit that serves him. He decides that he must own the powerful spirit himself, so he changes his tactics. Dropping a sparkling powder into his cauldron, he creates a hot wind and blots out the sky with black clouds where Kull is battling. Then an enormous hand appears in the air above Kull, and everything turns black. When consciousness returns, Kull is bound on his knees in the middle of Ju-Lak's village surrounded by Pict warriors, his men are likewise held captive, and Spider-Man's astral form is floating in a mystic cage. Remarkably, the cage makes that astral form visible. Ju-Lak gloats over his victory and the power of his spells, but Kull is not interested in the boasts and simply asks what the shaman wants. Ju-Lak proposes a "fair" contest between himself and Kull. But first he will mortify himself by absorbing the "spider-spirit." This Spider-Man refuses to do, but the shaman chants a mystic spell that compels Spider-Man's astral form to enter his body. Having gained Spider-Man's powers, Ju-Lak sets Kull free and challenges him to battle. Kull replies that he fears no sorcery of Ju-Lak's, for he has his own spiritual links to the Tiger God. Then Ju-Lak and Kull battle. They are almost evenly matched, until Kull is distracted when a Pict warrior starts to beat up the helpless Brule, allowing Ju-Lak to knock Kull out. As Ju-Lak prepares to sink his spear point into Kull's body, Spider-Man suddenly starts to battle the shaman from within. This immobilizes Ju-Lak long enough for Kull to regain consciousness and kick him into a totem pole. Claiming victory, Kull raises his sword to behead the shaman, but then he remembers to spare him, because only the shaman knows how to make the potion that will save Spider-Man's life. As the shaman revives, Kull tells him to brew the potion or die. He swears to do it and releases Spider-Man's astral form. Soon the liquid is ready, and as Kull prepares to drink it, Spider-Man enters his body. Then, as Kull gags over the vile-tasting substance, Spider-Man is pulled swiftly forward to the twentieth century and the mansion of Dr. Strange. As soon as his astral form re-enters his body, Spider-Man rises from the couch feeling perfectly cured. He discards his sling and does some acrobatics. Unfortunately, he remembers nothing of his strange experience, which Dr. Strange believes is just as well, for it could drive him insane. Spider-Man thanks Strange for whatever it was that he did -the "old hocus-pocus" - and web-swings out the window. As he passes by a theater showing the movie Excalibur, he thinks about inviting Debra Whitman on a date to see it. He enjoys sword-and-sorcery stories, he muses, even if they are a bit far-fetched.
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #1 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #2 (The Amulet of Ka) - Kull is forced to leave the City of Wonders when Tu is critically injured and Kull must seek out an herb that may be the dying man's last chance. But in doing so he encounters a race of bird people, led by a warrior who may be Kull's match.
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #3 (Dead Men of the Deep) - As a war brews in the background, Kull finds an old partner in slavery, frees him, and together they go in search of the pirate who sold the two of them into bondage.
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #4 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #5 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #6 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #7 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #8 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #9 - TBA
  • Kull the Conqueror Vol. 3 #10 - The chamber of king Eallal remains sealed. A pair of Valusian conspirators suspect that there is treasure hidden there. They trick Gonra to open the chamber for them. Living Serpent-Men emerge from the chamber and attack them. Gonra fights them bravely but has to retreat. Kull is alerted by the noise and responds by arriving to the chamber. He faces the Serpent-Men, including one who has assumed the form of Gonra. He manages to kill them all in battle. In death, the Gonra imposter returns to his real form. Kull decides to cleanse the chamber with fire and then reseal it. This time using brick and mortar to make sure nobody can open it.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #42 (Kings of the Night) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #43 (Kings of the Night Part 2) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #120 (Night of the Monkey) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #121 (Pieces of Horror) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #132 (The Sea King) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #135 (Fool's Night) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #124 (Song of the Dead) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #125 (Trail of Blades) - The wild King of Valusia confronts a lawless pack of caravan bandits.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #128 (The Lair) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #133 (The Totem) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #139 (The Caravan) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #145 (Gift of the Pirate King) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #140 (Nightmare) - Kull dreamt of an unnamed girl in the City of Wonders who gets killed by Serpent-Men. The dream continues with the Serpent-Men replacing his advisors and ambushing him. He wakes up and almost kills his lover for the night, Laria. He mistook her for one of them. Kull found the dream to be too vivid to be a common dream. He thought it was a warning. He suspected that the Cult of the Serpent was still active. Meanwhile, in the streets of the City, the girl of the dream gets killed.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #148 (Host of the Serpent Cult) - An army of Serpent-Men invade Valusia from the West, annihilating villages in their path. The Serpent-Men are riding horses, and are equipped with full metal armor, swords, spears, bows and arrows. Kull and his soldiers manage to kill some of the scouts of the advancing army. They then retreat back to the City of Wonders, preparing for a siege.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #149 (Traitors' Gold) - During the Siege of the City of Wonders, Lord Rota Aurix betrayed Valusia and defected to the Serpent-Men. He revealed to them a weak spot in the defenses of the City, that would serve as a focus point for their attack. Kull anticipated their attack, however, and increased the soldiers guiding the weak spot. This move proved decisive in beating back the invaders. The enraged Serpent-Men blamed Lord Rota for his advice and killed him.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #159 (The Plague King) - The Serpent-Men continued besieging the City of Wonders. There was a plague outbreak within the walls of the City. Kull decided that the victims would be quarantined. One of said victims, Lord Khorata, did not obey. He convinced a mob of the infected to go into revolt and attack the palace. Kull led the Red Slayers in fighting back and killing the rebels. He then used the infected corpses as catapult missiles, throwing them into the Serpent-Men's camp. Hoping that the plague would spread to the enemy.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #150 (Trial by Fear) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #151 (A Bond of Blood) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #152 (Invictus) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #215 (The Savage Brotherhood) - TBA/(Caresses of Mine Enemy) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #161 (Distortions) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #165 (Siege!) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #182 (The Man Who Would Be King) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #169 (Death and Taxes) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #172 (A Groaning in the Earth) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #183 (Threnody) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #119 (From Beyond the Grave!) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #126 (The King's Dream) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #127 (The Carrion Eaters) - TBA
  • Marvel Graphic Novel Vol. 1 #47 (Kull: The Vale of Shadow) - Death attempts a most insidious seduction of King Kull in order to entrap him in her cold, unbreakable grip. Meanwhile Kull's friends. Brule, Tu, Ridondo, and Count Ballin recount their most memorable adventures with King Kull, unaware of how Death is attempting to slay their king.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #129 (The Barrens) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #130 (Beneath the Crown... A Warrior) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #136 (The Tolltaker) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #134 (Keeper of Laws) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #147 (Rites of Passage) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #10 (The King and the Oak) - TBA
  • Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol. 1 #23 (Cataclysm) - 20,000 years ago the second host of Celestials came to Earth to follow up on their experiments. They discovered that the Deviants of Lemuria have enslaved humanity. However, there are forces at work to try and oust the Deviant occupation. One such man was the alchemist known as Atra, who was working on a weapon to vanquish their enslavers. This was the Serpent Crown, a device that was constructed by alchemists with the help of the dreaded Serpent Men. Meanwhile, the city of Atlantis was under attack by Deviant forces. The only beings opposing the Deviants is Lord Kamuu, the ruler of Atlantis, and his wife Zartra. With the battle going poorly, Kamuu ordered the lava flows around the island opened. This destroys the Deviant invasion fleets, but also doomed Atlantis to sink to the bottom of the ocean. As Zartra fell to the blade of the Lemurian warrior known as Nolem, Atra sacrificed his daughter to power the Serpent Crown. At that same moment, the Deviant ruler known as Phraud is informed of the arrival of the Celestials, and orders their ship shot down. As Kamuu lamented the death of his bride, Atra attempted to use the Serpent Crown to eliminate Phraug. However, much to his horror, Phraud is a devout worshiper of Set, and is protected from the Serpent Crown's power. It's at this moment that the Deviants attempted to attack the Celestials. In retaliation to this, the space gods used their power to sink the islands of Atlantis and Lemuria. As the Eternals came to help those ravaged by the ensuing flooding, the Celestials imprisoned the traitorous Dreaming Celestial. Among the wreckage of Lemuria remained the bodies of Atra and Phraud, still grappling for the Serpent Crown.

The Hyborian Age[]

  • Age of Conan: Bêlit Vol. 1 #1 (Bone Whispers: Episode One) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit Vol. 1 #2 (Bone Whispers: Episode Two) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit Vol. 1 #3 (Bone Whispers: Episode Three) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit Vol. 1 #4 (Bone Whispers: Episode Four) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit Vol. 1 #5 (Bone Whispers: Episode Five) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #1 (Child of War) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #2 (Warrior of Aquilona) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #3 (Ghost of the Past) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #4 (Lord of Lies) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #5 (Heart of Vengeance) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #1 (The Fall of Thoth-Amon Part 1) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #2 (The Fall of Thoth-Amon Part 2) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #3 (The Fall of Thoth-Amon Part 3) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #4 (The Fall of Thoth-Amon Part 4) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Valeria Vol. 1 #5 (The Fall of Thoth-Amon Part 5) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #7 (The Hyborian Age - Chapter 1: The Pre-Cataclysmic Age) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #8 (The Hyborian Age - Chapter 2: The Rise of the Hyborians) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #12 (The Hyborian Age - Chapter 3: The Hyborian Kingdoms) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #5 (The Hyborian Age) - TBA

Young Conan[]

  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #232 - Conan is born.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #233 (Pages 1-9) - Several months after his birth, infant Conan survives an encounter with wolves and, as he grows, begins to learn the ways of life as normally taught to boys in Hyborian Age.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #89 (Rite of Blood) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #203 (Old Garrad's Heart) - Conan is off to visit Garrad, a local Cimmerian. Garrad is not part of the Snowhawk tribe, so the shaman won't help him when a tree falls on him. On his way, Conan comes across Jongalt, who tells Conan that Garrad helped Jongalt and Corum, Conan's grandfather, fend off a tribe of Raven Picts. Garrad was stabbed in the heart with a lance, but a strange Pict, the Ghost Man,who none of the Cimmerians wanted to kill for some reason, somehow saved Garrad's life with magic. Garrad has not aged a day since. Conan finds another Cimmerian, Brax, aiding Garrad, who does not expect Garrad to see morning. Garrad claims he won't die because his heart beats no matter what happens to his body. He claims that years before, he spared the Pict who saved him, and that Pict placed the heart of a god in his body, preventing him from dying. He makes Conan swear that if he ever seems to die, Conan will cut the heart out and release his spirit. Conan earns the enmity of Kirhak, a local bully, when he refuses to fetch water for him and throws him in the stream, and that night he and Brax go visit Garrad again. Kirhak follows and throws a spear that brains a fully recovered Garrad. Conan, in a fury, follows and spears Kirhak through the chest. Conan returns to cut the heart, still strongly beating, from Garrad's body and it turns into a jewel, which is reclaimed by the ancient Pict. The Pict returns the heart to his god, a giant bat-like creature, who flies away.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #227 (Day of Manhood) - Conan is uneasy on his fifteenth birthday because his father wants him to become a blacksmith while he wants to be a warrior like Rion. He is about to partake in his coming of age ceremony -- surviving in a ring with a bull until it tires. He is wished luck by Mara and Jongalt, but Drasil, whose brother Conan killed, plots to kill him by having the slightly mentally challenged Rorem stab the bull into a blood frenzy. Conan manages to kill the bull, and when the deceit is discovered, he kills Rorem before Drasil's part in the plot can be revealed. Conan walks off to bond with his father, who, to Conan's surprise, came to the ceremony.
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #9 (The Talisman of Tolometh Part 1) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #10 (The Talisman of Tolometh Part 2) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #11 (The Talisman of Tolometh Part 3) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #12 (The Talisman of Tolometh Part 4) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #1 - The Battle of Venarium takes place.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #6 (People of the Dark) - Immediately after the Battle of Venarium, Conan stalks through the streets and spies Tamera and Gaeric, her lover. As the men fight, Tamera steals away into a nearby cave. The men briefly put aside their differences when they hear Tamera's terrified scream. The men separate and Conan eventually stumbles across a black altar with Tamera and Gaeric bound to it. A race of reptile/spider/humanoid creatures are planning to sacrifice them. Conan frees them and they escape through the caverns to a waterfall, where they split up again. The creatures chase Tamera and Gaeric to one side of the falls, and they fight and fall to their deaths, while Conan, safe on the opposite bank, escapes the other way.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #83 (Hunters and Hunted!) - Conan and Ferus are hunting boar. Conan only kills what he needs to eat, not for sport, so he lets a boar go. The two youths encounter two beautiful women, and, after following them to a stream, split up with them. Conan is just about to kiss Sylvanna when he hears a scream. Investigating, he sees Ferus wither to dust before his eyes -- the women are nymphs intending to feed on the Cimmerian youths. Sylvanna turns into a boar and attacks Conan, but he manages to kill her. He is weaponless, however, when her sister approaches. Because Conan saved the boar earlier, and because she has already fed, she lets Conan go.
  • Savage Tales Vol. 1 #1 (The Frost Giant's Daughter) - Conan, now a member of an Aesir war party, is just finishing off a band of Vanir in the snowy plains, but soon stumbles and falls due to his injuries. A beautiful, scantily clad maiden appears to him, and when she tempts him a little too much, he chases her lustily towards the mountains, knowing she might be luring him to an ambush. When her frost giant brothers appear, he swiftly deals with them and continues his chase, finally catching her. She prays to her father, the god Ymir, to save her, and she vanishes in a flash of blue light. Conan collapses, and is rescued by his Aesir companions, who, while they don't entirely believe his story, are disquieted with the remnants of a dress Conan holds in his hand.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #182 (Matters of Life and Death) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #233 (Pages 10-24) - Conan grows into the ways of a young man, but eventually loses an old friend to the forces of evil, Jorrma.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #234 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #235 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #236 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #237 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #238 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #239 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #240 - After pursuing his former friend, Conan ultimately bares witness as Jorrma dies.
  • Savage Tales Vol. 1 #2 (Red Nails) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian: Exodus Vol. 1 #1 - TBA * ( * canocity debatable)
  • Kull and the Barbarians Vol. 1 #3 (Red Sonja) (Pages 4-13 flashbacks only) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #2 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #31 (Pages 6-21) - Conan finds a magic sword, but decides to not keep it as he felt he didn't need magic to be a powerful warrior.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #1 - Twenty-year old Conan joins with an Aesir raiding party and their invasion of Vanaheim. Conan kills a soldier named Gondur then saves the life of an Aesir named Olav. From a high vantage point, the Vanir leader Volff the Wily watches the battle. He realizes that his men will fail to safeguard the gorge, so he instead decides to flee with his lieutenant Hothar. They tell the other Vanir that they go to call upon the favor of the Gods. They travel north across the mountains until they find a cave for shelter. The inside of the cave appears as if it is a massive temple. Inside is an aged shaman named Sharkosh, and his young maiden Tara. Sharkosh tells them that he safeguards the power of Star-Stone - a device that can project images of the past and the future. Sharkosh requires the sacrifice of a powerful fighter. Volff tells him of the dark maned barbarian he had seen assisting the Aesir. While the villains conspire with one another, Conan and Olaf fight off a trio of winged demon fighters. The winged monsters attack both the Vanir and the Aesir. One of them kills Olav then attacks Conan. It flies Conan high into the air then drops him to the ground where he falls unconscious. When he awakens, he is inside Sharkosh's cavern temple. He sees fantastic images projected by the Star-Stone, including a vision of himself being crowned as a king. Conan knows that the Star-Stone is responsible for spawning the winged monsters that killed Olav. He breaks free of his cage and runs for the stone. Picking it up, he heaves it against a wall until it shatters. An explosion of supernatural energy kills Sharkosh, Volff and Hothar, but Conan manages to grab Tara and dive for safety. Tara explains that she is actually from the same dimension as the winged monsters, but in order for her to remain in this world, another must take her place in her own reality. Sharkosh intended on creating a spell of transference on Conan so that he would unwillingly take Tara's place. With the Star-Stone destroyed, Tara fades away and returns to her home dimension.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #2 - While traveling through Aesgaard, Conan comes upon the dead remains of a giant Beast-Man. He then spies a young woman shivering in the snow. He chases after her hoping to ask her some questions, but she runs away. The woman, Moira, baits Conan into a trap and he is ambushed by two brutish ape men. The beasts lay him low with a blow across the back of the head and drag him down into their underground kingdom of Brutheim. They place him inside of a dungeon filled with "manlings". These men have been raised in slavery and have never once traveled to the surface world. The leader of the slaves is the Chief Thrall, Kiord. Kiord befriends Conan, but tells him that dreams of escaping confinement are futile. Later, Conan is marched out into the middle of a battle arena and presented to the Beast-Men's king, Gha-Kree. He is stripped of his war helm and Conan fights back, but he is quickly overwhelmed. Gha-Kree is impressed with the Cimmerian's temerity and decides that he will be of great sport in the arena games. Conan is taken back to his cell. Kiord offers Conan a sharpened stone should he wish to take his own life. Conan scoffs at the notion, indicating that he still intends to fight back. He is brought back out into the arena and forced to fight against a savage snow-lion. Conan kills the lion with Kiord's rock knife and the sight of victory inspires Kiord to revolt. He breaks free of his cage and his followers run out into the arena. The Beast-Men are shocked but such never before seen courage and are unsure how to react. Many run in fear. Conan and Kiord press against one of the Beast-Men's wheeled battering rams and push it towards the king's throne. The battering ram smashes through the pillars of the arena causing one side of the structure to collapse. During the frenzy, King Zha-Gorr comes up behind Kiord and strikes him dead. Conan leaps in anger and slashes the king across the back of his neck with his sword. The other Beast-Men are either buried beneath the rubble or have fled the arena. Conan takes Zha-Gorr's crown and places it on Kiord's lifeless head, proclaiming him "First among men".
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #69 (Pages 3-31 - Excluding the present day) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #39 (Legions of the Dead) - Conan joins a group of Aesir and goes hunting with Njal, their chieftain. Upon returning, the tribe goes after a group of scouts sent to a nearby fortress to see what happened to them. The scouts are being tortured to death by the Witchmen of the fortress. Njal returns to camp to decide what to do next, but Conan sneaks away and steals inside the fortress to find Njal's kidnapped daughter. He breaks her out and returns to the tribe, pausing only to light the fortress on fire. The Hyperboreans follow the tribe as it retreats and the Aesir discover to their horror their pursuers are the zombies of their comrades and charred remains of Hyperboreans. The undead slaughter the living, but Conan manages to unseat Vammatar and steal her horse, taking Rann with him, but the zombies pull him to the ground, only sparing his life when Vammatar commands he be taken as a slave. Rann, however, escapes.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #254 (Excluding pages 1 & 30) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #92 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #3 - As Conan once again tries to break his slave chains, he is approached by a man who claims war is coming. The man reveals to Conan the flying-horse-riding Choosers of the Slain and in general acts mysterious and godlike. Conan soon comes across Dunlag, a Brythunian, and learns war is brewing between Hyperborea and Brythunia. Dunlag takes Conan to his camp and they meet Dunlag's lover, Eevin. Meanwhile, in the woods, Brythunian commander Malachi secretly meets with the consort of King Tomar of the Hyperboreans. Malachi agrees to betray Brian, king of Brythunia. Back in the Brythunian camp, Eevin sees visions of the Grey God Conan met earlier, but Dunlag is determined to fight. Conan joins the Brythunians, mostly to get revenge for being enslaved by the Hyperboareans, and meets Malachi. The two do not get along. The armies clash the next morning and Conan gets revenge on several Hyperboareans, especially one particular one who whipped him. However, oddly, Malachi refuses to bring his cavalry to bear. Conan suspects treachery. Dunlag is killed, which enrages Conan and he chases and kills Malachi, Brian and Tomar meet and both slay the other as the Grey God watches. The Choosers of the Slain fly from the sky and take the honored dead as Conan realizes he had just encountered the god Borri.
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #3 - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #4 - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #13 (The Talisman of Tolometh Part 5) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #5 (The Woman Who Walks Alone) - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #6 - TBA
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #7 - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #8 (The Forever Phial) - Conan slays a large white wolf one evening, unaware that the wolf's master, the immortal sorcerer Ranephi, has been watching the barbarian for some time. At a nearby village, Conan heads straight for the local tavern to boast about the wolf, and the townspeople warn him that Ranephi's vengeance will soon come. Meanwhile, the wizard releases his other animals and burns all of his scrolls and books. Conan, anxious to flee before the sorcerer's alleged might, is given a horse by a helpful dwarf, Hannibal, unaware that the misshapen man works for Ranephi. The wizard then magically redirects Conan to his castle. Once there, Conan fends off an attack by a fire-elemental, and flees into the keep itself. He is herded, unknowingly, to Sanephi himself, and, when he spies the sorcerer, lets lose a fatal blow with his axe. It seems that Ranephi was not blessed with immortality, but rather cursed, and needed someone else to end his life. And he had chosen Conan, who was happy to oblige.
  • Conan the Adventurer Vol. 1 #8 - TBA
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Conan the Thief[]

  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #180 - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #174 - Conan, recently arrived in Arenjun, is manipulated by the merchant Lorando into attempting to rob the merchant Cracius, a job that will be Conan's first as a thief. The treasure, however, is guarded by a giant, magical glass snake, which Conan manages to defeat. His escape is hindered, however, by guards under the command of Palus, who imprison Conan. Conan is visited in his cell by Siddhara, who reveals the whole exercise was a test, and Conan was the first to survive. After seducing the young barbarian, she reveals that she wants Conan to steal the Red Stones of Ramtha Karn, legendary objects of healing power ripped from the gullet of a giant lizard-beast and in possession of Ramtha Karn. Siddhara already has one, and uses it to cure her maladies. Palus and a handful of men accompany Conan to Ramtha Karn's keep, which is surrounded by a giant stone maze. The maze is trapped, however, and designed to grind the blood from bodies and drain it to the keep. Conan and Palus escape to the top of the walls, and leap their way to the center of the maze. The fifty-year-old Palus reveals that decades ago he was Siddhara's lover and he had stolen the first stone from his master, killing him in the process. The two men encounter two-headed wolves, and Palus saves Conan from death as they find their way into an abattoir, where the secrets of the stones are revealed - their healing power comes from human blood, but after a time, the power fades away. There are only two stones left, and Ramtha Karn, now an invulnerable giant from centuries of direct exposure, wears one around his neck. He easily captures Conan and Palus and drains Palus to near death and explains to the men that Siddhara has sent others over the years, all failing to take the stones. Conan manages to escape his bonds and throw Karn in the fire, but it does not hurt him. Palus reminds Conan about the power of the stones, and Conan shatters the stone Karn wears around his neck. The giant quickly turns to dust as Conan holds the final stone out of his reach. With his dying breath, Palus asks Conan to take the stone back to Siddhara. Conan does, and sees that Siddhara is also rapidly aging; she has been using the stones powers to stay young, and she admits to Conan that Palus was getting to old for her. Conan gives her the final stone, but she discovers its powers have burned out; Conan instead healed Palus with it. Conan leaves and meets with Palus, who, overhearing what Siddhara said about him, is now over her. Palus asks Conan to come with him to Turan to be a soldier, but Conan decides to stay in Arenjun as a thief for the time being. As he walks toward a tavern, he overhears a conversation about an Elephant Tower.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #4 - A slaver, boasting of his recent acquisition, catches the attention of Conan when he mentions a jewel secreted in the Tower of the Elephant. The rogue mocks Conan's interest in the impossible-to-obtain gem, which is never a smart thing to do. Leaving the dead Kothian's body behind, Conan approaches the gated tower and observes Yara, the tower's mysterious occupant enter, but Conan doesn't notice that the priest's feet do not touch the ground. Conan scales the wall and discovers another thief, Taurus, also in the courtyard. Taurus uses a poison gas to slay some guard lions, and the two thieves climb to the top of the tower. Taurus, attempting to leave Conan behind, sneaks into a door but immediately falls out dead. Conan warily enters the room and discovers it filled with treasure but also encounters the room's guardian, a giant poisonous spider. Conan defeats the monster and descends into a lower chamber, where he encounters a green humanoid creature with an elephantine head. The lonely, blind creature introduces itself as Yag-Kosha and explains to a terrified Conan his alien nature and capture by Yara. The fabled gem, the Heart of the Elephant, is what keeps Yag-Kosha captive and Yara extremely powerful. He begs Conan to kill him, which Conan does. Conan then takes the gem to a sleeping Yara, who is mystically swallowed by the gem. Conan can see a fully healed and powerful Yag-Kosha inside the gem take his final revenge on his captor. With its occupant's death, the Tower of the Elephant begins to crumble, and Conan flees just in time to see it collapse into a pile of shards.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #84 - Conan's plundering of an Arenjun councilman's house is interrupted by the shriek of a woman who has discovered him. Conan is attacked by the house guards, but is surprised to find himself assisted in his battle by the woman who found him, who, as it turns out, is the wife of the councilman and desperately wishes to leave him. The barbarian, it seems, is the best solution to her predicament. They flee to the Maul as the councilman, G'szarrh rants at his men and demands his wife's return. At the Maul, Conan puts the move on the woman, Kahlili, but is disturbed to hear that a young man had been discovered with a piece of the loot that Conan carelessly dropped and is to be hanged. Conan decides to rescue the man, Rala-Zalon, and the two fight their way out of town, much to G'szarrh's chagrin. He decides to hire the Brotherhood of the Falcon, deadly and notorious bounty hunters, to track those who humiliated him. Meanwhile, Conan and Kahlili follow Rala-Zalon to his village in the Kenzankian Mountains. The young man explains how a monster is threatening his village and he is returning, on the eve of his 18th birthday, to slay the beast. That night, their camp is invaded by ape-like creatures with octopus tentacles for arms. The two men fight them off but Kahlil is taken to an altar for sacrifice. A giant, moss encrusted version of the creatures emerges from a cave. A fight ensues, but Conan only succeeds by pouring the contents of a flaming brazier onto the creature. Kahlili reveals her love for Rala-Zalon, and Conan, though a little upset, takes it in stride. The trio soon reaches the town of Naka-Dharti, where Rala-Zalon encounters others from his home village of Raba Than. They fear that Rala-Zalon's quest will only bring more death to the village, and a fight breaks out. Conan and his companions leave the town victoriously, but Kahlili falls ill, and a local midwife discovers she is pregnant. The two men continue the journey, and after several more days' ride reach the home of the Shiremi mountain men. They arrive on the night of a Death-Feast in honor of the chief's deceased son. During the funeral, two women are chosen to compete in a fight to the death on a rope bridge and the shaman of the village is put to death for his inability to heal the chief's son. The next morning the two men and a trio of guards prepares to leave, but are surprised by Kahlili, who followed the men. After several days of mountain travel in increasingly blinding snowstorms, the scouts turn back. Soon, a horse panics and runs into the storm. Conan follows it but finds the horse's corpse torn limb from limb, and nearby, the giant monster of Raba Than. The shaggy, yeti-like creature defeats Conan, but before the beast can end the barbarian's life, Rala-Zalon stabs it through the throat. All are surprised when Rala-Zalon's mother emerges from a nearby cave and reveals the beast was, in fact, Rala-Zalon's father! Ages ago, a sorcerer cursed the village so that a demon would terrorize the village and ravish a woman so the demon line would continue. Kahlili realizes that her child would be born a demon, so she plunges a dagger into her chest and dies. Rala-Zalon's grief is ended as he is transformed by the curse into the demon-beast himself. His new form is short-lived, though, as the Brotherhood of the Falcon has caught up to Conan and throws a blade into the demon's chest. Conan makes short work of two assassins, but the last is killed by Rala-Zalon, in a last lucid moment of humanity before he plunges to the ground, dead. Conan honors his friend, then takes his leave.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #53 (The Sorcerer and the Soul) - Conan enjoys a profitable evening in Arenjun, pilfering several items of value from unsuspecting citizens. While enjoying the company of a wench named Kiliya later that night, he is interrupted by the woman's boyfriend, a captain of the city guard. Surprisingly, a tavern brawl breaks out. Conan is assisted by an elderly man who invokes the name of the Zamorian god of thieves in brotherhood, but the barbarian has no chance to thank the old man. Conan leaps out a window and scrambles onto the city roofs and manages to escape the watchmen. He stumbles across two thieves, Karamek and Isparana, discussing stealing a valuable amulet in two days. Conan decides he will steal it in one, and sneaks away before the thieves, oblivious to the spy, rethink their plan and decided to strike tomorrow. At the Keep of Hisarr Zul Conan spends the day gathering information about Hisarr Zul, the sorcerer who owns the amulet, and that nights breaks into his house. He is surprised to see the old man who helped him in the tavern the previous night. The man is being attacked by three guards, and Conan leaps to his aid. The two defeat the guards and make introductions, but when Ajhindar, the old man, attacks Conan when he finds they are on the same mission, Conan easily knocks him down. He decides to spare the old man, but the point is moot when a trap door opens and asps come out, biting the elderly thief. With his dying breaths, he tells Conan to take the amulet to Kobad Shah, the king of Iranistan, who will pay more than any Arenjun fence. Conan continues his hunt for the amulet, and, in the treasure room, finds the thieves Karamek and Isparana. Conan kills Karamek but the woman gets away with the amulet, the Eye of Erlik. Conan becomes wedged in a trap floor, and is unable to move as Hisarr Zul himself arrives. Conan agrees to work for the wizard and retrieve the eye in return for his freedom. Hisarr Zul blows black lotus powder into the barbarian's face, knocking him out, and the wizard then proceeds to steal Conan's soul and trap it in a mirror. The slightest tap on the mirror causes Conan unbearable pain. Hisarr Zul gives Conan a replica of the amulet, a golden, jeweled scimitar. Stopping only to take a purse and dagger from the fallen Iranistani thief, Conan heads south after Isparana.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #54 (The Stalker Amid the Sands) - Conan makes his way across the desert on the way to Zamboula, chasing Isparana and the Eye of Erlik. He stops at an oasis and is attacked by thieves. Conan swiftly defeats them and claims their stolen booty. It turns out that the thieves were being chased by soldiers of Samara, and, not wanting to cause a scene, Conan surrenders the booty to the soldiers in exchange for some information on a shortcut where he may head off Isparana. The soldiers, led by Captain Arsil, tell him of a haunted gorge in the Dragon Hills Conan might take, and then they take their leave, warning the barbarian of the evil sand-lich that lurks there. Conan finds the hills and gorge, and against the protestations of his horses, he goes inside. The animals finally break free of Conan and flee when the sands of the desert begin to coalesce and form into a hideous, ghostly creature. The sand-lich recognizes that Conan has lost his soul, and Conan explains that Hisarr Zul has stolen it, then lies and claims he is chasing Zul across the desert. The sand-lich releases Conan and reveals that he was once human - and Zul's brother, Tosya. Years ago, fleeing from the Khan of Zamboula, the two brothers camped in the gorge and Tosya, fearing that his treacherous brother would murder him in his sleep, arranged for his consciousness to remain behind if his body died. His suspicions were correct, and Hisarr left his brother to die, never knowing that Tosya's life-force merged with the sands itself. Desperate for vengeance, the sand-lich reveals to Conan methods for killing his brother then magically transports the barbarian to another oasis.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #55 (Black Lotus and Yello Death) - Conan sits in an unfamiliar oasis pondering his options when three travellers approach. The elderly man and his two children are very kind, and they give Conan some sorely needed information: the sand-lich Tosya Zul has deposited Conan two days' ride south of the Dragon Hills, well in front of Isparana. The travellers also warn Conan of the approach of possible slavers from Khawarizm, show Conan the proper care of camels, then take their leave. Conan hides in the palm trees, awaiting Isparana, and is not disappointed. He decides not to confront her, mostly because she strips down and bathes in the waters. When Isparana falls asleep, Conan sneaks forth and exchanges her Eye of Erlik with the copy Hisarr Zul gave him, then he takes her camels and leaves. At this point Isparana awakens and attacks the barbarian. The attack frightens the camels away, leaving the two stranded. They speak for a bit, and Conan realizes that the woman does not recognize him from Hisarr Zul's home. He lies about his reasons for being there, and they both settle in for what might be a long wait. Soon, the caravan from Khwarizm arrive at the oasis, and the caravan leader decides Conan and Isparana would make fine slaves. Conan shreds them, of course, but is surprised when Isparana attacks him from horseback. Conan falls to the ground unconscious, giving the slavers the opportunity to capture both him and Isparana. Several days later, the slavers, with Conan in chains, come across the Samaran patrol led by Captain Arsil. Conan calls for help, and the friendly captain confronts the slavers, forcing them to release Conan and the girl. Conan leaves Isparana in the soldiers' care and heads north to regain his soul. He confronts Hisarr Zul, and the wizard gives Conan the mirror containing the barbarian's soul. Hisarr then tries to kill Conan with a cloud of yellow lotus powder. The Cimmerian is too quick though, and blows the powder into the wizard's face first and flees the room. The wizard dies, and Conan, with the mirror safely hidden in his pack, burns the house down and leaves.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #217 (For the Soul of a Cimmerian) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #218 (Conan Magus!) - Conan ponders the mysterious images he saw in the mirror-creature of an elderly man where the reflection of Sergianus should have been. When he voices his suspicions to Shubal, the bodyguard realizes the image looked like Baron Sabininus of Koth. Their speculation is cut short by the arrival of Lord Arkhaurus, who approves of how Sergianus has helped the queen through difficult times (the death of her cursed daughter and her husband). Arkhaurus does, however, give permission for the pair to find out if Sergianus is truly a duke, as the land he claims to come from is only a barony. As the evil Sabininus/Sergianus continues to seduce the queen, Conan and Shubal seek a Nemedian, Nebino, who might have the information they seek. They find him dead, and fight the two assassins who killed him. Someone doesn't want Conan digging too deeply. Conan takes a local serving girl, Mishi, back to Lady Khashtris to become a servant and things quiet down for several days as Conan stands watch over the princess Taramis. One evening, however, he is drugged by Mishi, as the treacherous woman and her accomplice try to kidnap the princess. Shubal arrives in time to prevent the accomplice from slaying Conan, and when Conan chases the girl he instead finds her stabbed and dying body. She claims that Arkhaurus is behind the plot, but when Conan and Shubal bring their information to Khashtris she doesn't believe them, though she will go to the queen in their name. The Queen refuses to believe the story also, so the two have no choice but to go to Governor Acrallidus with their suspicions. The only thing that tips the governor to their way of thinking is that Sergianus might be a hated Koth in disguise, so he gives permission for Conan to trip Sergianus up. At a state dinner, Conan disguises himself as an elderly seer and, using the Eye of Erlik, begins to tell secrets of those assembled. When he hints that Arkhaurus killed Mishi and that Sergianus is in fact Sabininus of Koth, they attack. Conan rips off his disguise and slays Sergianus, whose corpse immediately ages to its proper state. As Conan boasts of his figuring out the plot, a mystic circle appears around the body and a demon rises behind the barbarian. Conan hightails out of the circle as the demon consumes the body of Sabininus. The queen, so distraught at the death of the one she loves, even though he was an evil monster who intended to kill her, commits suicide. Taramis is named queen, and though all want him to stay, Conan decides to leave the city.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 2 #7 - TBA
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  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #56 - The Satrap of Zamboula, Akter Khan, watches in fascination as the sorcerer Zafra enchants a sword enabling it to fly through the air and strike of its own accord. Only two such swords may be enchanted thusly, so the Khan has his personal sword magically endowed. Meanwhile, in Shadizar, Conan completes a transaction with lady of the evening but is attacked by two thieves hired by a man from Iranistan. Conan makes short work of the thieves and goes to find the man who hired them. Conan finds him, and the man, Khassek, reveals he is working for the Khan of Iranistan, who wants the Eye of Erlik in order to force better trade relations with Zamboula. A run-in with Shadizar soldiers on Conan's trail convinces the barbarian to head to Iranistan with his new-found comrade. Back in Zamboula, Akter Khan completes the spell enchanting his sword by sacrificing a slavegirl. Several days later, while traveling, Conan tells Khassek about his recent adventures with his soul and the Eye or Erlik. Ironically, at that moment, far south, Captain Asril discovers that Isparana has fled his custody with the help of one of his men. All this is seen by the mage Zafra, who reports to the Khan that the Eye of Erlik is on its way. Conan and Khassek take a shortcut through the former home of the sand-lich, but soon encounter Isparana and the deserter soldier. Khassek and the deserter are killed in the confrontation, but Isparana ultimately has Conan right where she wants him -- on top.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #57 - With Khassek dead, Conan can think of no reason to continue the journey to Iranistan, so he and Isparana head towards Zamboula. In that country, however, Zafra plots with Chia, the mistress of Akter Khan, to spread rumors about a serving girl who was killed in the Khan's court, intending to spread discord. Meanwhile, Conan and Isparana encounter a group of nomads who demand Isparana. Conan bravely fights and whittles down most of their number, but all hope seems lost when a fresh group of nomads charges in on horseback. This second company, however, attacks the remnants of the first group. Although they have a common enemy, they are not necessarily the friends of Conan and Isparana, and take the two with them. The riders, called the Shanki, take Conan and Isparana to their ancestral oasis home. There they meet the leader of the tribe, Akhimen Khan, and his son, Hajimen. The Khan is pleased that Conan dispatched a handful of Yog worshippers and is friendly towards the barbarian. He reveals that he has sent his eldest daughter as a gift to Akter Khan, who grew ill and died, but meets his other daughter Zulfi and his wife Aqbi. Back in Zamboula, Zafra and Akter Khan interrogate a spy in the service of Chia. Rather than suspect his mistress, Akter Khan believes she is working for the traitor Balad, and goes to find more spies to question that Zafra is only too happy to frame. The next morning, Conan and Isparana take their leave of the Shanki and are stopped by a pack of soldiers from Zamboula, sent to escort them to the city, as Zafra had already magically forseen their coming. A few days later they arrive in the city and present the Eye of Erlik to a grateful Akter Khan. Conan and Isparana dine and tell stories to the impressed Khan, who wants to make Conan a captain in his guard over the objections of Zafra. The craft wizard convinces the Khan to instead imprison Conan and Isparana as possible traitors. Meanwhile, as Conan meet with Hajimen, the Shanki reveals that he has heard disturbing rumors about how his sister died. She was not ill; rather, she was murdered in cold blood by the Khan, which is not far from the truth, as she was actually sacrificed to empower a magical sword. A mysterious man asks Conan to follow him to a secret location and the barbarian, his interest piqued, goes with him, and meets Balad, advisor to the Khan's son, and leader of the resistance. Word also comes that the Khan wishes to arrest Conan and has already captured Isparana. Conan disguises himself as a hunchbacked beggar and melts into the city.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #58 (For the Throne of Zamboula) - Conan, Balad and Hajimen plot against Akter Khan, who has had Isparana arrested. They plan for Hajimen's Shanki to create a distraction while Conan enters the palace. Unfortunately, Conan is captured, tortured, and ultimately sacrificed to Zafra's magical sword. Conan, however, manages to fight the flying sword back for a few minutes, long enough to cause the sword to attack and kill Zafra. Conan disguises himself as one of Akhter Khan's soldiers and finds Isparana chained in the dungeon. Conan frees the woman, and the two confront Akter Khan, who surprisingly orders his guard out of the room when Conan and Isparana enter. The Khan then plans to slay them with his enchanted sword, but Zafra had secretly enchanted the sword to only follow his commands, so it doesn't work. Akter Khan frantically calls for his men, but they are busy being slaughtered by the Shanki and Balad's resistance. Balad kills the Khan and claims the throne for his ow, but then reveals himself to be every bit the tyrant that Akter Khan was. As he prepares to have Conan killed for talking back to him, a mortally wounded Zafra crawls into the room and commands Akter Khan's sword into action. Balad happens to be standing closest to sword, so he becomes its victim, Before Zafra can command the sword again, Conan chops his head off. Akter's son Jungir is named the new Khan, and Isparana stays in Zamboula as Jungir's woman as Conan heads back into the desert.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #5 - Traveling through a remote Zamorian village while returning to Shadizar, Conan ends up in the middle of a sorcerer's tax collecting scam. The village has not paid its 40 pieces of gold, so the sorcerer sends a demon-tiger to collect. Conan battles, and loses against, the tiger, but it decides not to kill the barbarian and slinks off, changing into its true shape, a beautiful woman. The townsfolk tell Conan that she is the daughter of the sorcerer, Zukala. The girl, Zephra, returns to her father but for some reason is so pale and sickly that she falls into her father's arms. Meanwhile, Conan agress to slay the sorcerer in return for a sword that had caught his eye. Conan sneaks into Zukala's fortress and watches as the sorcerer summons a demon, Jagta-Noga, to punish the villagers. Conan is discovered by Zephra, and explains her odd behavior -- she saw a vision of her fated to love Conan, and Conan standing over her dead body. The two are interrupted by Zukala, who runs off when Conan shatters his mask, the source of his power. Enough of the mask remains for a few magical tricks, however, and commands his daughter to turn into the tigress and slay the Cimmerian. She refuses, however, but Jaggta-Noga returns to defend the wizard. Zephra leaps between demon and barbarian. Zephra is dealt a near-killing blow, and, horrified, Zukala sends the demon away. Zukala vanishes with his daughter, who, while still alive, is no longer as loyal to her father as she had been, and this saddens the sorcerer more than anything else. Conan takes the gold left behind, decides it's payment enough, and continues to Shadizar.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #81 (The Palace of Pleasure) - Conan, on his way to Shadizar, encounters a lake full of beautiful, bathing women. As he admires the view, a tentacled sea monster attacks the women from below. The barbarian springs to their rescue and as a reward, one of the women gives him a token to be redeemed at her place of work, Madame X'arthalla's Palace of Pleasure. Conan enters the capital of Zamora, promptly gets into a bar fight, and is taken prisoner by the local guard. As the soldier's ranks are thin, Conan is given the option of imprisonment or joining the royal guardsmen. Conan chooses to be a soldier, and impresses the troops when he passes a test by defeating another guardsmen. After several days of duty, Conan finally is able to take advantage of his token and visits the Palace of Pleasure. He is given a brief tour of the many rooms the Palace has to offer, and sees every type of fantasy being fulfilled by the staff. He also glimpses the sorceress Madame X'arthalla herself, before Conan finally gets restless enough to do with Nadia what he came to do. The next morning, while traveling with the royal entourage on a hunt, Conan comes across the king himself, who has been led nearly to his death by an image of his deceased wife. Conan barely reaches the monarch in time, as the vision of Satrina, the king's lost love was tempting him to fall from a cliff. In gratitude, the king makes Conan his personal bodyguard. That night, a woman appears in Conan's bedchamber and bewitches him into slaying the king. He snaps out of the spell, but not soon enough as he is attacked and defeated by the guards. He is set to be executed in a rather grisly style - sealed in a barrel that has been punched through with iron spikes, then dragged by a pair of horses out of town. Conan grasps two spikes and stiffens his body in order to not bounce around and get impaled, and he manages to survive the ordeal. He returns to the palace and sneaks in, seeking the king, only to discover the monarch has gone to the Palace of Pleasure. After a brief altercation with the guard, he makes his way to the brothel. Once there, he discovers much of the king's staff targeted for execution, although they don't realize the fantasies they have placed themselves in are about to turn deadly on the orders of the traitorous Captain of the Guard. Conan saves them all, and soon encounters Madame X'anthralla, the captain's partner. The sorceress distracts Conan by changing into the form of his mother, but is killed by Nadia. The king, embarrassed about the whole thing, gives Conan a bag of gems and tells him to get the hell out of town.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #6 - Conan, seeking his fortune in Shadizar, encounters two thieves, Fafnir and Blackrat, arguing over booty. Conan decides to take the treasure himself and quickly takes care of the two incompetent thieves (who are parodies of Fritz Leiber's famous characters Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser). He enters a bar and strikes up a conversation with an attractive local wench named Jenna. After getting punched in the face, Conan leaves with Jenna, who has more or less attached herself to the barbarian, or perhaps the surprising amount of gold in his purse. She takes Conan to her uncle, Maldiz, a blacksmith, so he can melt down Conan's suspicious-looking gold coins into a new shape. Word has spread about the earlier robbery, and both Jenna and Maldiz put two and two together. With his now untraceable gold in his purse, Conan takes a moment to enjoy Jenna's company under a palm tree, but that quickly ends when he's knocked unconscious from behind by a trio of red-robed men. Curiously, they take only the girl and leave the gold behind. Conan seeks help from Maldiz, who recognizes Conan's description of the men and declares Jenna lost. The men are followers of the Night-God, who sacrifice a young girl every month to their evil lord. Conan heads towards their temple, steals a robe, and enters the evil cult's lair. He arrives just as the Night-God's priestess, Hajii, completes her prayer and puts out the brazier, plunging the open-roofed temple into darkness. Conan takes the opportunity to sneak over to Jenna but discovers the secret of the Night-God: It is a giant bat-like creature who swoops in to devour its sacrifice. It grabs Jenna in its claws, but Conan leaps onto the monster's back with Hajii. All three humans are flown into the sky. Conan thrusts his torch repeatedly into the beast's eyes and body, while Hajii desperately tries to stop the barbarian from slaying her god. Conan is victorious, and the monster plunges to the ground, leaving Conan insensible long enough for Hajii to pull a dagger to strike in vengeance. Luckily, the priestess forgets about Jenna, who knocks Hajii out with the brazier before Conan can be killed. However, in a final twist, Jenna, taking advantage of Conan's disoriented state, lulls him to sleep. When Conan wakes, he discovers Jenna and the gold are long gone.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #93 - In Shadizar, the Brotherhood of the Falcon pay homage to three of their number felled by Conan. They also pledge to destroy the barbarian, who secretly watches the whole ceremony. He is soon discovered, though, and escapes by setting fire to the castle, managing only to steal one of the gems he was after. He runs his horse out into the desert, but a freak eclipse opens a vortex between Conan's world and another, and he suddenly finds himself under the light of three blazing suns. Conan investigates a scream from over a ridge and finds a pack of ghouls attacking a woman. The monsters are no match for the Cimmerian, but the girl, Vateesa, acts oddly when she sees Conan close up, calling him Sire. She takes him to a nearby palace where he is greeted as Konar by a woman, Zenoria, who claims to be his wife. Conan decides to roll with it and soon is bathed and pampered by the palace staff. Meanwhile, a palace servant runs to the nearby Count Galen to reveal that the king is alive, much to Galen's chagrin, because he thought his agent Derben had sealed the king in a cave. One of Galen's men floats the possibility the returned king is an impostor. Back at the palace, Zenoria, still believing Conan is her missing husband Konar, explains that the ghouls have become more and more brazen since Konar vanished. The discussion is interrupted by a servant who tells them Count Galen is claiming the king is an impostor and has raised a challenge. Conan brazenly accepts the challenge, which will be a duel with Galen's champion, a giant named Yargak, who lasts nearly two minutes in mortal combat with the displaced barbarian. To everyone's surprise, Conan walks off with Zenoria, leaving the count's head attached to his body. This is enough to tell Zenoria that the man she believes is her ruthless, cruel husband is not, in fact, truly him, which doesn't bother her much in the King's bed that night. Galen, however, will not let the matter lie and sends his men to the cave where Konar was sealed. They open the cave and are promptly slaughtered by an enraged king. Back at the palace, Conan is finding kingly duties a bit of a boor, but is intrigued by Alyessa, a beautiful woman Konar apparently had a thing for. He is desperate, however, for something more than arbitration, so he decides to hunt ghouls, and leaves the town just as Konar, having discovered that he has apparently already returned, sneaks In. Back in Conan's world, the Brotherhood of the Falcon accidentally falls into the same portal the barbarian did and arrives in the alternate world. Konar tracks down Alyessa, explains the situation, and begins to take back his throne. When Conan returns victorious from a campaign against the D'rrg ghouls he finds himself thrown in irons. He is released, however, by Zenoria, and winds up in combat with his evil doppelganger. A lengthy battle ends when Conan realizes Konar may be his better, and he doesn't really want to stay in this world anyway. He flees on horseback to where he entered the world. Konar pursues with his men, only to run into an ambush by the Brotherhood of the Falcon, who believe Konar to be the barbarian they are after. In the midst of battle, Conan enters the portal and his world as Konar, after defeating the Brotherhood, vows to find the impostor someday.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #226 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #227 - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #213 (Daughter of the Western Sea) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian: The Horn of Azoth - While pit-fighting in Shadizar, Conan discovers his friend, Gambinus, is to be put to death on orders of Judge Luda. Conan gets his revenge that night, slaying the judge in his bedchambers. Unfortunately, he brags about it to the wrong wench that evening, and after she entices him into her room, she summons the guards. He fights well, but is ultimately brought down, as a woman watches the scene through a magical well. The woman, claiming to be Conan's wife, visits the Cimmerian the next day in the dungeon and offers his freedom in exchange for completing a task for her. Conan agrees, and she dissolves the chains with acids. Conan, after first dealing with the jailer, rides with the woman, Natari, and her eunuch servant, Strabo, east along the Road of Kings to a temple on a lake. Natari reveals she seeks a treasure inside and asks Conan to retrieve it. He swims underneath and inside the temple, climbs into the sewers, and, after dispatching monstrous leeches manages to steal the treasure - the boxed Eye of Ibis. He is spied on the way out by the temple's wizard and his son, and is forced to slay the wizard. The temple's guards, led by Shumballa, give chase, but it is the wizard's son, Rammon, who finds Conan first. The boy attempts to push a boulder onto the party as Natari and Conan argue about how to split the Eye of Ibis. Conan, respecting the boy's vengeful spirit, easily defeats him, but sends Rammon away telling him to come back when he's grown. The barbarian returns to his companions only to overhear Natari conversing with her sorcerer father, and he orders his daughter to kill Conan. Conan decides to let this play a little longer, and the group rides to the Kezankian Forest, where the true treasure lies, only to be gained with the help of the Eye. They make their way to a dome in the middle of the forest, the Crypt of Shadows, and the Eye acts as a key to open the mouth of a great statue, revealing the golden Horn of Azoth. Conan decides the gems stuck to the dome's ceiling is treasure enough for him, but is surprised by a rock to the back of the head from Strabo. He awakens to find a shadowy form floating toward him. In a panic, Conan climbs the walls and plunges out a hole only to find he is being chased by Rammon again.Conan smacks him around a bit and leaves the boy hanging from a tree by his knapsack and goes of fto deal with those who betrayed him. He finds them by a small stream and kills Strabo. Before he can deal with Natari, though, an arm reaches from the water and pulls the girl in - it is the magic of her sorcerer father, Karanthes. Conan leaps in as well, but is yanked from the water by Shambulla and her warriors, who prepare to kill him. They are stopped, surprisingly, by Rammon, who explains all. The box the Eye was sealed in contains a pattern of stars, which match the stars above. The time is right to wake Azoth, a god of pain and hate, and the only way to do so is with the indestructible horn Shumballa's people are pledged to protect. Now, because of Conan, chaos will reign and only Conan can help make things right. Later, the followers of Azoth prepare to sacrifice Natari, as her evil father had always planned, in order to waken the giant skeletal god embedded into the mountainside next to Shadizar. The town panics as an eclipse begins and Conan, Rammon, and Shumballa race up the mountain, through traps and illusions, to the top of the temple and the ceremony. They are too late -- the horn is reattached to the winged monstrosity, and Azoth lives again! He promptly begins to slaughter his own priests, including Karanthes. Shumballa also falls as Conan desperately tries to save Natari. Finally, Conan leaps on the back of the crazed beast and manages to break off the magic horn. Azoth crumples into the dust and bones and the eclipse passes with the world still in one place. Rammon makes his peace with Conan, and the barbarian returns to the pits in Shadizar, ultimately deciding the City of the Wicked is not for him, and takes his leave.
  • Conan the Savage Vol. 1 #8 (Fate) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #77 (Through a Glass Darkly) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #7 - Conan comes across a spoiled woman, Lady Aztrias, under attack by wolves. He chases the animals off and, in order to safely pass through Numalia's city gates, accompanies the woman as her chariot driver. After a brief run-in with the owner of the Hall of Relics, Kallian, and the guardsman Dionus, Aztrian reveals she has heavy gambling debts, and asks Conan to break into the Hall of Relics and steal a treasure recently brought to the city by Stygians for Karanthes, priest of Ibis. Conan is intrigued and that night sneaks into the museum only to find Kallian dead and the golden bowl, which contained the treasure, empty. Conan is discovered and held by Arus, a watchman at the House of Relics, who quickly summons the guard. Demetrio and Dionus of the guard arrive, and soon Aztrian as well, and she wastes no time in blaming Conan for the mess. A scream interrupts everything as a broken, maddened, and dying Arus stumbles out of an adjoining room. The others rush into the locked room, and find it in shambles. A golden mask on the wall with snakes for hair entices Aztrias to approach it, and the mask, in reality the face of a gruesome serpent, bursts from the wall. Demetrio and Aztrias are killed, and as Conan fights the beast, he realizes the Stygians had discovered this "god in the bowl" and sent it to destroy the priest of Ibis, a plan ruined when Kallian peeked inside the bowl and released the creature early. Conan finally bludgeons the monster to death and steals a look inside the bowl himself. He sees the frightening visage of Thoth-Amon staring back at him. Unnerved, Conan flees Numalia.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 3 #3 (The Life and Death of Conan Part 3: Cimmerians Don't Pray) (except for the last two pages) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 3 #8 (The Life and Death of Conan Part 8: Homecoming) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #8 - While Conan is being tracked by Corinthian soldiers at the request of Nemedia (because of events in CB-7). All but one of the soldiers is killed by an avalanche, but the remaining soldier, Captain Burgun, a survivor of the Battle of Venarium, is quickly seemingly dispatched by Conan, who heads deeper into Corinthia. He finds an abandoned city guarded by a giant gila monster. Conan scrambles up a ruined building and pitches rocks down on the creature until he weakens it enough to plunge his sword into its soft belly. He begins to poke around the city but is surprised by the reappearance of Burgun. The two decide the treasure of the city, and the possibility of encountering more monsters, is more important than any feud they might have, so they explore the city together. They find a vast treasure room stocked high with gold and jewels. As they start to divide the horde, six mummified guardians step from their resting places and attack. The two men flee, and the midday sun destroys the undead guardians when they leave the room. But this starts a chain reaction that crumbles the entire city. Conan makes it out, but Burgun seems to be trapped inside the city as it falls. Conan makes his way to a village tavern and encounters Jenna, whom he is still mad at for stealing his gold in Shadizar, which she spent to buy the tavern. Conan is less angry with her than he normally would be, since he believes he has a whole bag of jewels to spend but is chagrined when he finds they have turned to dust. A jade serpent he also took has meanwhile turned into a true serpent, which is actually to Conan's advantage, as it kills the magistrate and distracts the Corinthian soldiers, who have finally caught up with him. Conan and Jenna flee the village on horseback.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #9 - Conan and Jenna, while riding through a mountain range, are attacked by savages. They manage to grab Jenna, and Conan responds violently. The battle is halted by the appearance of the savages' chief, whom Conan decides to trust to the point of even joining the savages in their frenzied dances. The next morning, Conan and Jenna prepare to leave, but the girl is snatched by a winged creature (reminiscent of the giant bat that grabbed her in #6) and taken beyond the cliffs; Conan gives chase. The valleys Conan enters contains all number of exotic animals and greenery, and he finally reaches a lighthouse-like tower in the second valley. An ebony, winged man steps out and tosses a man into the odd-looking flowers below. The flowers promptly kill and suck the blood out of the man, much to Conan's horror. The creature, noting Conan, goes inside but returns a moment later and dangles Jenna above the man-eating plants. With no way to reach the tower, Conan returns to the animals in the first valley and lights a fire to herd a group of mastodons toward the tower. The beasts trample the field of flowers, and Conan climbs the tower walls. He fights the creature to the death and, uninterested in the mysteries of the tower and its owner, leads Jenna out of the Valley.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #10 (Beware the Wrath of Anu!) - Conan and Jenna reach a Corinthian city-state, but run into some trouble trying to enter. The guards are distracted by a patrol chasing a pair of thieves, and when Conan gets in the way of their arrows, they turn their wrath on him. He is saved in turn by the thieves, as they help him escape onto the roofs, unfortunately leaving Jenna behind, though they first tell her to meet them at the Temple of Amu. It turns out one of the thieves is Burgan, whom Conan briefly allied with in the lost city Lanjau. Burgan, Conan and the third man, Igon, visit the temple of Anu, the priest of which had hired the thieves to rob the Red Temple. Conan reunites with Jenna, and decides to help Burgan on his thieving runs, always staying one step ahead of Captain Aron. Finally, the duo targets the secret ruler of the city, the Red Priest Nabonidus. Meanwhile, Captain Aron traces the thieves back to the Temple of Anu, and the priest there reveals Nabonidus to be the next victim. Aron sets a trap and Burgan is captured. Igon, more interested in Jenna, doesn't seem to care his partner is imprisoned and refuses to help Conan break him out. Burgan is hanged, but Conan notes Aron meeting with the priest in the window of the Temple of Anu. Angered beyond belief, Conan confronts the priest, who summons Anu himself - a red humanoid bull-god. The priest is protected from Anu's rage by as amulet, but loses that protection when Conan snatches the amulet from around the priest's neck. Anu goes on a rampage, growing larger and larger until it takes the priest in hand and crushes him. Turning wraith-like, Anu grows hundreds of feet tall and vanishes into the heavens. The priest, near death, is helped along by a blow from Conan's sword. Conan returns to the gallows, slits the throat of the guard, cuts down his friend's body, burns the scaffold to the ground, and buries Burgun outside the town.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #11 - Conan sits in chains in a Corinthian jail, betrayed by Jenna. Murilo, a Corinthian lord comes to the jail with an offer to free the barbarian if he kills Nabonidus, the secret head of the city, as the lord is concerend with the Red Priest's pillaging ways. The plan hits a snag when Murilo's agent in the jail, Athicus, is imprisoned himself. Murilo decides to take matters into his own hands and deal with the Red Priest himself. Meanwhile, Conan escapes on his own, seeking vengeance on Jenna. He finds and kills Igon on the way, then throws Jenna off the roof into the steaming garbage in the alley. He then turns his sights on Nabonidus Conan sneaks onto the priest's grounds, narrowly avoiding trapped sewer tunnels and encounters Murilo, who has been sneaking through the sewer tunnels himself after confronting Nabonidus and discovering the priest is in reality a brutish ape-monster. Further investigation in the tunnels finds the unconscious body of Nabonidus himself. The priest comes to and explains that the creature Murilo encountered was Thak, an ape-man captured as a cub by Nabonidus to be a servant. Thak began to get ambitions of his own and cold-cocked his master, taking his place on the throne. Conan also discovers that Murilo is not as noble as he seems, as he had been selling state secrets. The three rogues go to confront Thak and observe him through two-way mirrors rampaging through the house. Eventually, the men are trapped in a locked room as Thak storms at them. Conan and Murilo manage to slay the giant beast. Nabonidus takes the opportunity to try and sneak away, but is slain by a thrown dagger from Conan. Conan decides to leave Corinthia entirely.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #12 (The Dweller in the Dark) - Conan is surprised by a pack of soldiers from the city of Zahmahn as he attempts to drink from a protected spring. The Cimmerian kills the captain of the guards and knocked out by another soldier in fear that the queen may question them as to who killed her favorite. The soldiers manage to get the best of the weary barbarian and drag him before their queen, the power-mad Fatima. Impressed by the barbarian, she takes him as her consort for several weeks until Conan makes the mistake of being nice to the slave girl Yaila. The insanely jealous, or maybe just insane, Fatima sentences the two to death in the sewers at the pleasure of the Dweller in the Darkness. Conan is chained next to Yaila upon an ancient wall as both hear something coming from down inside the darkened caverns. Conan manages to break free of the chains that hold him as a huge pink tentacle reaches around a corner.The Cimmerian and the girl travel down the sewer tunnel just as the Dweller, a giant octopus slithers into view in a vast chamber beyond. The wretched creature, once human but now transformed into the thing, lashes out at Conan and Yaila. Conan attempts to rescue the girl who snatches up one of the veil creature's tentacles. Even the monster is spongy and hard to cut, Conan manages to slice one of the creature's eyes, blinding it. The monster, now in pain, begins lashing out as the Cimmerian and the girl attempt to find an escape. Conan, carrying Yaila, scrambles up a tunnel in the ceiling. Breaking through a manhole, they find themselves in the middle of Fatima and a group of guards. Fed up with the situation, Conan grabs the queen and threatens to throw her down the hole to the monster. Fatima promises Conan anything he wants if he lets her go. Not believing her for a second, Conan tosses her to the Dweller and listens, satisfied with the screams. Conan turns to face the guards, but is surprised when they cheer; they were fed up with Fatima themselves. Conan takes the opportunity to attempt to make himself king, but when he discovers that Zahmahn only allows queens, names Yaila as the next ruler and, having enough of queens, leaves town.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #116 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #13 - Conan is attacked by marauders near an oasis. Surprisingly, Conan is defeated and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he stumbles through the sands for some time. After having a vision of a giant spider, he finally arrives at an oasis and is helped by an elderly desert dweller, Thanix. The old man tells Conan about Omm, the spider-god worshipped in the Zamoran city of Yezud, and that the priests have kidnapped his daughter to be sacrificed. In return for saving his life, Conan travels with Thanix to Yezud and quickly runs afoul of Yezud's soldiers. Conan and Thanix are tossed into the dungeon where all the sacrifices are kept. Conan causes a distraction to allow Tork, a spy from Shadizar, to escape. Tork has a plan to destroy the city by creating a rockslide in the caverns underneath the town. Conan is brought to Modar, the high priest of Omm, for sacrifice, and sees the gigantic spider the town worships. Conan breaks free and throws the frail priest into the spider's web where he is killed. Conan is pushed into the web himself, but manages to fend off Omm. The wounded spider tries to crawl back into its cave but Conan doesn't stop stabbing and beating it. The townspeople, furious that the barbarian treats its god so, attacks, and Thanix is killed. At that moment the city starts to collapse into the ground as Tork has succeeded in sabotaging the tunnels. Conan and Thanix's daughter, Lea, escape, and Lea and Tork go to Shadizar as Conan continues his wanderings.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #100 (The Gift) - TBA
  • Savage Swrod of Conan Vol. 1 #118 (Valley of Howling Shadows) - Conan sneaks into a Saahkiar camp and steals a chalice of gold. His escape doesn't quite go as planned as he is pursued by the entire clan. He tries to escape on horseback along a cliffside, but that proves treacherous and Conan barely makes it across a collapsing ravine. He wanders into a village that night and tries to barter his treasure, but finds that the village is surprisingly abundant in gold and jewels, much brought by a mysterious cloaked figure, and everyone raves about the local alcohol, Juk. Conan does manage to threaten a worthwhile sum from a merchant and promptly spends it on a local prostitute, Shameel. Their interlude is interrupted by the arrival of the Saakhiar, and a brawl breaks out in the middle of the village. With a little help from Shameel, Conan manages to escape yet again, the horde in hot pursuit. Eventually, an earthquake creates a path to a valley inside the mountain range. The pair enters, but soon realizes they are being followed by the remnants of the Saakhiar horde, who are rather cowardly and desperate for Conan to help them out of the mysterious valley. Their fears are realized as a creepy sphinx appears and warns them they have no hope here in the place of Emak. That night, the Saahkiar get drunk on Juk and bat-winged demons observe the party from above. Suddenly, a procession of the damned, monsters, zombies, and pitiful humans marches by, and Conan is forced to do battle with a gigantic monstrosity. The group discovers, much to the Saakhiars' delight, the thing's innards stuffed with gems. Further journey finds encounters with gigantic bones and tortured humans. Finally, the party reaches a bridge watched over by a pair of cloaked figures, much like the one who was in town. Unfortunately, they discover the cloaked figures, although friendly and talkative, are in fact skeletal undead. The group flees, and manages to find a small village. They enter a tavern, and are more than a little disturbed when an altercation leads to the decapitation of a villager, who then calmly picks up his own head and resumes chatting with Conan. Shameel discovers a dagger that she is sure belonged to her lost love, and the group leaves the town intending to follow a series of skulls on spikes they will lead them to the Gates and the valley's exit. As they approach some ruins, hands reach from the ground and grab some Saahkiar, and as Conan runs back to help he discovers their newly spiked heads. Conan decides now is a good time to run away real fast and Conan, Shameel, and the two remaining Saahikar, Batu and Tymak, race into the ruins. They find and dispatch a couple of grave robbers, but a third is revealed to be Gundar, Shameel's long lost love. Another skeletal cloaked figure appears and points the way out of the ruins. Shameel and Gundar choose to stay behind, and Conan manages to escape to familiar territory.
  • Conan: Death Covered in Gold #1-3 - Part 1: Conan is hired by a prospector and his daughter Marni as a bodyguard to protect them from gold thieves. After the old man is killed by a giant cave worm, the distraught Marni demands that Conan work the mine as that is all she has left. Conan, presumably sympathetic to the pretty wench because he was unable to save her father, agrees. Part 2: TBA. Part 3: TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #161 (Call of the Howling Shadows) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #91 (The Beast) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #14 - A group of hooded killers stalk a fleeing woman on horseback, but as luck would have it, Conan is nearby and comes to her rescue. Just the touch of one of the hooded men's sword fells the barbarian, but before they can finish him off, a flock of giant eagles appears to chase the men away. The girl turns out to be Zephra, daughter of the wizard Zukala, who Conan met some years before. The wizard himself, without the power of his mask, has become a frail old man, and seeks Conan's help in defeating the evil of Kulan Gath and his henchwoman Xiombarg. He asks Conan to go to the city of Yagala, which has been transported from another dimension. Zukala enchants Conan's sword and Zephra guides the barbarian to the city. The wizard then truns his attention to the seeress Xiombarg, who is preparing to send her captain, Gaynor, after Conan. The woman senses Zukala's spying and breaks the connection. Some time later, Conan and Zephra encounter a traveler from Yagala's dimension - Elric of Melnibone. Conan assumes the pale rider is his enemy and attacks. Conan is unable to best the magically enhanced and armored Elric, and both parties stop fighting when they realize neither is working for Xiomberg. Suddenly, the undead forces of Gaynor attack. A vicious fight begins, only ending when Zephra uses her magic to call forth a flood of rain that washes the hellish flesh of the damned away, though Gaynor gets away. As Elric is also heading for Yagala, the three companions decide to travel together.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #15 - Conan and his companions Zephra and Elric approach the Sighing Lake where the other-dimensional city of Yagala stands. They are attacked by demons, but easily defeat them and make their way to the shores. They are forced to craft a boat from the ribcage of a giant skeletal creature while Sephra's father, Zukala, watches them through a magical portal. The three reach Kulan-Gath, who is attempting to summon the dread Terhali of Melnibone in order to gain supreme power. He believes the others were sent by Thoth-Amon, but before anything can be done, Prince Gaynor and his armies appear and all hell breaks loose. Kulan-Gath manages to complete his spell and Terhali rises from the dead. Elric defeats, but is unable to kill, Gaynor, and Kulan-Goth annoys Terhali to the point where she kills him. Elric and Conan attack the witch-queen but she knocks them both unconscious. Zephra becomes possessed by Arkyn, a Lord of Law and enemy of Terhali. The now powerful Zephra destroys Terhali, but dies in the process. Elric returns to his dimension as the city of Yagala crumbles and is swallowed by the Sighing Lake. Conan gives Zukala his daughter's body and rides away.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #70 - Conan, riding into Meshken, is surprised to find the reputedly exciting town deserted. He is even more when he is attacked by dozens of enraged women, accusing him of being a demon who has stolen the men. As Conan gives serious thought to revoking his rule on harming women, the crowd is halted by the arrival of Fhala, a woman who has been out hunting for two weeks and was presumed missing. Conan takes the opportunity to unseat Fhala from her horse and ride away. Fhala catches up to Conan, and asks for his help in solving the mystery of the town, one that includes the disappearance of her father from another village some time ago. They travel to the home of the king of the province, Castle Vhalken, to start their qust, but are started to see that the rich castle has fallen into almost abandoned neglect. Soldiers, guards, and citizens have been vanishing from here also, and the treasury is mysteriously disappearing from the locked vaults. When the king discovers who Fhala's father is, he goes into a rage, and Conan and Fhala barely escape with their lives. Hours later, they come across a black, towering structure in a river bed, and Fhala is attacked by a horde of ants. They shake the bugs off by diving underwater, and witness a line of zombies carrying sacks of sugar into the structure - the men from the villages. They fight with one of them, and when the zombie is beheaded, a group of ants, apparently controlling the body like a puppet, pour from the body. The duo enter the structure and encounter creatures with the body of a man and head of an ant. Eventually, they discover the zombies have been giving the sugar to a hideous half-woman, half-queen ant creature, who is birthing eggs by the thousands. Exploring further, the two find Fhala's father, tied to a stake. They free him and he reveals the creature is his wife, Fhala's mother, who, in a quest for personal power and an army to call her own, left him to take up with the King of the province. When she found that life empty, and her husband tracked her down, their passionate reunion was discovered by the King, who left them both tied to stakes in the river to be eaten by the hordes of army ants. Unfortunately, the ants had recently lost their queen, and chose Meara. The tower was built up in the river, and a siren's call went out drawing nearby men who were killed, hollowed out, and controlled by ants. The ants have been tunneling into the King's treasury and spiriting away the gold, building a giant statue of Meara. However, even though she had physically changed, she needed a human male to create her full army, and so her husband was saved. Their first child, an experiment, was raised far below in the hive, and since then the ant headed creatures have steadily been birthed. The trio discovered and nearly overwhelmed by monsters, Conan chips away at the ceiling, letting the river flow in and destroying the creatures. As the humans make their way to the banks of the river, the tower crumbles and the first child - the thirty-foot long body-of-an-ant with a sort-of-human-head form of Thok burst from the ground. Conan manages to destroy the monster by toppling the giant statue of Meara on top of it.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #95 (Night of the Rat! Part 2) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #189 (Eye of the Storm) - Conan wakes up, chained, in the hold of a ship; he had been drugged by a bar wench. He quickly deals with his slaver captors and jumps overboard. He swims to the shore and goes to find a sword in the market. He is surprised and bemused to find what looks like his old horned helmet, which almost calls to him. He wanders around town for a bit, aware that he is being followed. He ambushes the people tailing him, and they say they were sent by the wizard Zukala. That night the wizard himself contacts Conan. Their previous encounter left the barrier between dimensions weak, and a sorcerer called Razal-Gulath plans to take advantage of the disturbance. Zukala, in his daughter Zephra's name, asks Conan to retrieve a magic jewel that is key to Razal-Gulath's plan. Conan agrees and finds his way to Gulath's castle and disguises himself as one of the evil sorcerer's hooded riders. He enters the castle with the other riders and finds the throne room. Razal-Gulath immediately senses Conan and teleports the barbarian into darkness, and Conan is attacked by a powerful, helmeted warrior. The warrior turns out to be Gaynor, and Conan manages to vanquish the undead soldier. Conan discovers he is in an underground cavern, and, after beating a giant squid and bat-creature, manages to find his way into a treasure room and a magical staff. Razal-Galath appears and blasts Conan with magical energy, but Conan is surprisingly unharmed, as Zukala had magically protected Conan's helmet. The feedback from the jeweled staff destroys Razal-Galath, and Zukala uses the magics to heal the dimensional barrier. Conan continues his journeys.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #104 (Treachery of the Gray Wolf!) - King Konar victoriously leads his forces of Aquiloria against King Zarnoff of Ophit and forces a peace treaty on the defeated king. Meanwhile, in his own world, Conan's getting lucky. Unfortunately his tryst is interrupted by the Brotherhood of the Falcon, in yet another foolish attempt by their organization to kill the Cimmerian. Conan is helped by a mysterious man with an axe, the Gray Wolf, who sucker punches the barbarian and takes him to the portal to Konar's world. In the year since Conan visited, Konar has come to realize that Conan had actually helped his reign, and now he needs Conan to help rescue Zenoria, who has been kidnapped in hopes of stalling apeace treaty between Aquiloria, Nemeria, and Ophit. Conan leaves the city dressed as Konar, thus distracting the kidnappers into assuming Konar has left the town and unable to attend the treaty signings. Outside of town, Conan deals with some cutthroats while Konar meets with Zarnoff, much to the surprise of the kidnappers. Gray Wolf reveals himself as a traitor when he tells the kidnappers the truth about Conan, and that he is on his way to Nermeia to rescue Zenoria. The kidnappers send news to King Olar of Nemeria and try to disrupt the peace talks by assassinating Zarnoff's counselors. Meanwhile, Conan has breached the underground tunnels of Olar's castle and is captured by the Nemerians, who mistake him for Konar and torture him. When they bring in Zenoria and threaten to torture her, it galvanizes Conan into breaking free of his bonds and killing lots of Nemerians. In Aquiloria, talks break down when the bodies are discovered, and Zarnoff gives Konar 24 hours to weed out the culprits. Conan and Zenoria start trekking back to her home country, but are stopped by the Gray Wolf. After a brutal fight, the two combatants fall off a cliff into a lake, but it is the Gray Wolf who rises. Zenoria flees to Aquiloria and the safety of her husband, who has his hands full with Nemerian assassins. Things look bad for Konar, until the Gray Wolf arrives and begins to slaughter the assassins. Gray Wolf reveals himself to be Conan, simply wearing the Wolf's distinctive garb. The treaty is signed, and Conan returns to his world.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #77 (The Cave Dwellers) - Conan's dalliance with a mother-daughter pair ends when he defends a man against thieves. Unfortunately, the thieves turn out to be Shadizar guardsmen and the man a criminal. Both are thrown in the dungeon. The good news is that the man, Pharak, has been imprisoned numerous times and knows how to easily escape. The two flee and ride into the desert. They are pursued into the mountains, and the two thieves scramble into some caves. They cross many natural obstacles, and one giant spider, and make their way into a valley inside the mountain pass, complete with forest and ruined city. Conan spies two beautiful women about to be devoured by a giant lizard, and when he slays the beast, earns the gratitude of Darkon, ruler of the city. Darkon reveals that he himself controls the lizards secretly in order to keep the population frightened. When Conan acts disgusted with that, Darkon attacks the barbarian and tosses him in the dungeon. Once again, Pharak helps Conan escape and, after raiding the armory, Conan gathers the city's populace together and attempts to rally them against Darkon. They will have no such thing, though, and Conan is forced to fight Darkon's men and beasts alone. Darkon releases leopards, and, while one of them succeeds in killing Pharak, they ultimately are killed by Conan. A chase up a cliffside can only benefit the Cimmerian, and, in fact, as Darkon climbs up after Conan, he slips and falls to his death. Conan turns his sights towards Arenjun.
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit #1 (Chapter 1: The Lost Verses) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit #2 (Chapter 2: The Mad Quest) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit #3 (Chapter 3: The Lesson) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit #4 (Chapter 4: The Oath) - TBA
  • Age of Conan: Bêlit #5 (Chapter 5: All Hail the Queen) - TBA

Conan the Mercenary[]

  • Conan Vol. 1 #4 (Wicked Conjurings) - TBA
  • Conan vs Rune - TBA
  • Conan Vol. 1 #5 - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #91 (The Chain) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #17 - Conan, working on a Turanian galley, is attacked by a pirate crew led by he pirate Fafnir, whom he met, briefly, in Shadizar many years ago. Conan's crew is defeated and killed but Conan is pressed into service of the pirates. Before anything can happen, however, the ship is scuttled on a hidden reef in mysterious white mists, and only Conan and Fafnir make it to shore. They fight for a minute, then realize they are too evenly matched and have no real reason to fight anyway. Together, they rescue a girl from a dinosaur-like monster. The girl, Kyrie, reveals that the two are on the ancient island Bal-Saggoth, and that she also was shipwrecked on the island but, as she had scarlet hair like the sea-goddess Aala, was taken as an object of worship. The high priest Gothan, however, took over and killed those loyal to Kyrie, and dumped the girl on the lagoon to be killed. Fafnir and Conan, desperate for good, agree to help Kyrie get her kingdom back, fulfilling an ancient prophecy. The three reach the imposing castle and march right in, relying on the power of the prophecy of two men from the sea who will destroy the reptile guardian. Gothan's puppet king, Ska, has his champion, Vertorix, challenge Conan, but after a brief battle, the onlookers discover that Vertorix is an empty suit of armor that fights like a man! Kyrie realizes that Gothan controls the armor, and using her mirrored headdress, reflects the sun into Gothan's eyes, causing him to lose concentration. The armor crumbles to the ground and Gothan and Ska flee, leaving Kyrie, Fafnir, and Conan in charge.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #18 - Aala, formally Kyrie, now rules Bal-Sagoth, with Conan and Fafnir as her de-facto bodyguards. One evening, when Conan and Fafnir are surprisingly drowsy, a brutish monster crawls from behind the wall hangings. Conan manages to push the creature into a fire, and, seeing more movement behind the hangings, stabs blindly. A priest loyal to Gothan, the former priestly ruler of the island, falls dead. He had cast a sleeping spell on Conan and Fafnir and sent out the monster; luckily Conan is made of sterner stuff. Unfortunately, a scream from Aala's chamber alerts the two that a bat-creature has sneaked into her room. The two warriors struggle with the monster and chase it into the tunnels. Aala is furious with the two men and tells her soldiers to kill them both. Finding an underground temple, Fafnir and Conan come upon Gothan's body, who had apparently been killed by the bat-creature. With the death of its master, the temple begins to collapse, and as Conan and Fafnir try to flee, they run into Ska, another pretender to the throne. Fafnir makes short work of the man and the two barbarians make it out of the tunnels as the entire area caves in, and a volcano erupts, burying the city. The two men cobble together a raft and desperately sail away, only to find themselves at the mercy of Prince Yezdigerd of Turan, on the way to battle. Conan and Fafnir join his crew.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #19 - It doesn't take long for Conan to rub the crew of Prince Yezdigerd's ship the wrong way, and he soon gets involved in a brawl with a short-tempered soldier named Balthaz. Prince Yezdigerd, impressed by Conan, tells the barbarian his plan to invade Makkalet. Yezdigerd's ship meets with the Turanian fleet and joins with the assault on the city. The high priest of Makkalet, Kharam-Akkad, has some secret plans to save the city, and to that end is subtly taking control of the city from its weak king. As Balthaz leads Yezdigerd's troops into the city, Kharam unleashes his secret weapon, nine giant undead warriors! They slaughter the Taranian troops but Balthaz and Fafnir escape by climbing the walls toward the priest. Fafnir is felled by an arrow and Conan risks his life to reach his companion, but, other than pulling the arrow free, realizes he can do nothing. He does, however, notice that one of the giants seems to be a focal point for the other eight, so he climbs back down into the fray. He doesn't see Fafnir groggily roll over and fall from the wall into the ocean. Conan confronts the central zombie, caving its head in with his mace, and is satisfied to see all of the other giants crumble as well. The monsters dissolve, as does the magical amulet that Kharam was using to control the undead, and the Taranian forces take the eastern wall.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #20 - Conan looks for his friend Fafnir after the city of Makkalet is taken. Fafnir has been dragged from the water, but has lost an arm, and Conan keeps vigil over his friend's sleeping body. This is interrupted, however, with a mission from Balthaz, who takes Conan and a few others into the town. A few random encounters with guards hinders their progress towards the temple, but they finally make it inside. Conan is separated from the Turanians, and while he roams the hallways, Balthaz and his men make their way to the roof and light a signal for Yezdigerd. However, Balthaz's men are suddenly and mysteriously slaughtered. Meanwhile, Conan encounters a young woman, who calls herself Caissa, inside the temple, as well as Kharam-Akkad, who lets loose a skeletal warrior after Conan. The battle carries outside the room, and Conan realizes smashing a mirror will destroy the beast, as he knows from the previous day's battle the wizard Kharam-Akkad's use of mirrors in his magics. Inside the room, however, it is revealed that Caissia is queen of Makkalet, and she begins to berate Kharam for hiding the statue of Tarim, the object of worship Yezdigerd desperately wants. Conan finds a mirrored room containing the statue, but falls through a trapdoor and confronts the Black Hound. Conan manages to choke the great beast with its own chains and kills the creature. Conan stumbles away, weak and injured, back to the ships of Yezdigerd, only to find that Balthaz has already fled back and ordered all the dead, including Fafnir, who Balthaz knew was not deceased, thrown overboard. Conan calmly walks over to the arrogant Balthaz, and swiftly pulls out Balthaz's sword and stabs him in the heart. Yezdigerd calls for Conan's death, but the Cimmerian slaughters a good portion of the army before he gets to the prince himself, and slashes at him, scarring the royal face, before diving into the ocean.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #21 - Conan washes up on the docks of Makkalet and, in hopes of extracting information, is brought by the soldier Khurusan before the king. Conan explains his situation, and King Eannatum, amused, decides to let Conan work for him. Conan is sent to recruit the help of the queen's father, and, after Melissandra gives him a rune-carved armlet, Conan, Khurusan, and several other soldiers ride from town. They encounter Turanian troops attempting to blockade the roads leading from town, but break free. They come to an altar made of towering obelisks and, to Conan's surprise, kill its caretaker, a blind hermit. The soldiers then beat Conan into unconsciousness and tie him and the hermit's daughter to the altar, intending to sacrifice him, which has been their intention all along. Khurusan then kills the other soldiers to leave no witnesses. He starts the ritual and kills the girl, and a humanoid toad-like monster materializes on top of an obelisk. Conan manages to break his bonds and scrambles away, but the toad-creature follows. Conan realizes that the armlet is calling to the creature and tosses it to a surprised Khurusan. The creature pounces on and devours the solider, then vanishes. Conan decides, since he gave his word, to continue his journey to recruit soldiers for Makkalet's cause.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #23 - Conan reaches the city of Pah-Dishah with a request of help for the besieged city of Makkalet. He delivers the message and leaves, despite the king's interest in his "barbaric tales." He heads south. Meanwhile, at Makkalet, Yezdigerd is visited by Mikhal Oglu - the Vulture. The prince sends the Vulture to find and punish Conan for the scar the barbarian gave him some weeks back. The Turanian forces track Conan down in a village south of Pah-Dishah. The Cimmerian is herded back to Makkalet and rescued by the newly arrived armies of Pah-Dishah, led by the warrior woman Red Sonja. Conan is now stuck with Melissandra and Eannatum, who tried to have him killed. Conan stumbles across a group of spies for Yezdigerd attempting to send messages. They tie him up but he is found by Sonja. Conan is freed and sets a trap for the Vulture, knowing he is on his way. A day later a package arrives in the Turanian camp - the head of the Vulture.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #24 - Red Sonja entertains a tavern in Makkalet with a dance, which quickly leads to a typical bar brawl, which Conan deals with in his typical way. In a quiet moment, Sonja rebuffs Conan's advances, though the two decide to ride off and cause some mischief together, including stealing the captain of the guard's horse. Meanwhile, Kharam-Akkad looks into a magical mirror with horror... Sonja and Conan approach a tower, intending on pilfering its riches. The two climb the walls and find a room of incalculable wealth. As Conan pokes around the room, Sonja looks for a specific trinket the king of Pah-Dishah sent her for, a serpent tiara. Once she finds it, she bolts from the room and Conan hears her scream. Meanwhile, King Eannatum comforts his wife as the Turanian armies outside continue their assault... Conan sees Sonja battling a misty snake that seems to be coming from the circlet in her hand. The two warriors manage to slay the beast and it turns back into the tiara. Sonja speaks an ancient phrase, spoken by King Kull of Valusia, to lock it into its shape. They leave the temple, and Sonja tries to sabotage Conan's descent. Conan, extremely angry and not a little bit turned on, finds out the hard way that Sonja will only give herself to a man who defeats her in battle. She rides off laughing, and Conan, done with it all, wanders back to the barracks.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #25 - The high priest Kharam-Akkad is upset because his magical mirror is causing him to be distracted from Conan's escapades. He summons Chumballa Bey, who has a score to settle with the barbarian, to bring Conan to him. As the priest tries to relax, he is approached by the Tarim Incarnate, the embodiment of the Hyrkanian diety, who apparantly is not just a statue. Akkad tells Tarim about the Mirrors of Tuzun Thune. The tale revolves around ancient Valusia and its king, Kull. Kull had encountered a wizard named Tuzun Thule whose mirrors predicted the future. Kull sat entranced by the visions enfolding in the mirrors until he was rescued by his friend Brule. The mirrors passed through the ages into Akkad's hand, and when he looks upon them, he sees Conan standing over his dead body, with the images of a lion, eagle and serpent hovering above. He believes that the animals signify a statue in Makkalet of a winged serpent fighting a griffin, but the image of his corpse is driving the priest mad. He returns Tarim to his room. Meanwhile, Conan returns from his adventure with Red Sonja and is confronted by soldiers. He fights and tries to escape, but is severely weakened and collapses in front of the queen. The king orders Conan imprisoned. Back in the Turanian camps, Yezdigerd consults with his adviser Sulimar as they prepare for the final push into the town. They, too, have received augurs about a griffin and a serpent, which they interpret as being Turan and Makkalet, but also of a horse and walking swords, which they don't understand. The armies prepare for battle. Back inside the castle, Akkad questions Conan on the meaning of the mirror's image, but Conan has no idea what he's talking about. Akkad forces Conan to look into a mirror, and he sees a skeletal version of himself, just before the mirror becomes a portal to another dimension, and a tentacled monster reaches out. Conan fights it off, then confronts the priest as the battle outside the walls begins. In horror, Akkad realizes that Conan's sword has an eagle on the hilt, and his shield is held with snake-skin straps. He wonders what the lion means as he is killed by Conan, and Conan sees the same vision of Akkad's death that the priest saw. He, also, is ignorant of the animal symbolism, not knowing that he is one day destined to be called Amra, the lion.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #26 - Conan stands in front of the the mirror of Tuzun Thune that shows him killing Kharam-Akad as the forces of Yezdigerd raid the city of Makkalet. The prince and his advisor, Sulimar, discover a cave that directly leads into the Temple of Tarim. They send a ship to seek the cave, while inside the city King Eannatum tries to comfort his wife Melissandra. The king decides that only Kharam-Akad can save his wife, and sends her to the wizard-priest. Conan, however, stands over Kharam's body and smashes the mirrors. He helps Chumballa Bey, who had been stabbed by Kharam, and then tries to decide how to flee the city. Meanwhile, the Turanians have come through the caves and descended through a trap door in the griffin statue in the courtyard, and quickly slaughter the defending soldiers of Makkalet, capturing Melissandra. Conan manages to fight off a number of Turanians, and escapes with the queen and Chumballa deeper into the castle. Conan finds himself in the room with the Living Tarim and discovers the god incarnate that all have been fighting for is in fact a diseased, inbred imbecile. The soldiers of Turan accidentally kill the Tarim with arrows, and Conan flees the chamber. The king is finally tracked down and killed, and, after a battle with a giant rat and occasional run-ins with the Turanians, Conan, Melissandra, and Chumballa reach the coast. The Cimmerian heads south while the others sail towards Melissandra's father. Yezdigerd celebrates his victory with a parade, marching the robed figure of the Tarim through the city, while only he and Sulimar know underneath the robes a skeleton is all that remains.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #251 (Pages 2-30) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #27 - Conan's journey away from Makkalet is stalled when he comes across a woman being attacked by burly desert man. Conan leaps to her rescue, but the battle is interrupted by Yezdigerd's men. Conan grabs the girl and escapes on his horse, with the desert man riding behind him. They come across a fortress in the desert, and a gate opens to let them in, slamming shut on the Turanian riders. A horde of armed men greet Conan, who wisely decides surrender is the best option. Conan, the desert man (a mute from Khitai named Turghol) and the woman, who turns out to be Turghol's slave, Suwaan, are taken to a feast hall where they discover all the men here are outcasts and bandits under the rule of the outlaw Skol Abdhur. The mere fact a woman is in the area ignites passions, and a fight breaks out that is fatally ended by Abdhur, who tolerates no disrespect. Abdhur is friendly with Conan and explains he keeps the men in check with a ruby, the Blood of Bel-Hissar. Should another man slay him and take it, that man would become a target, so the outlaws are content to let Abdhur play them against each other. That night, Conan hopes to spend the evening with Suwaan, but she drugs him, and when he awakens, he finds Abdhur and his men dead and the ruby missing. Conan leads a group of outlaws deep into the fortress, where they find the girl; to Conan's surprise, she fingers him as the thief. Conan fights his way through the crowd, and is pulled through a secret passage by Turgohl. The mute leads Conan outside the fortress and they make their escape. Conan is confused until Turghol pulls the Blood of Bel-Hissar from his pocket. Conan realizes that Suwaan had intended to betray them both, but Turghol had managed to snatch the ruby for himself. Suwaan, however, remains at the mercy of outlaws who have not seen a woman for some period of time. Conan contemplates fighting Turghol for the ruby, but decides it's not worth the trouble and takes his leave.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #1 (Red Sonja) - Red Sonja returns to Pah-Dishah after having successfully stolen the Serpent Tiara from the king of Makkalet. She recall how King Ghannif of Pah-Dishah had hired her services and sent her to Makkalet, under false pretenses of sending aid against invaders. In Makkalet, Red Sonja met Conan and tricked him into helping him steal the Serpent tiara. Although the two of them defeated the snake avatar from the tiara and retrieved the item, Sonja abandoned Conan and returned to Pah-Dishah. Red Sonja returns to King Ghannif, hoping to claim her reward, but the King pays her service with treachery. At his command, all his guards restrain Sonja and the King explains that he intends to make her part of his harem and claim her famed virginity. Although Sonja tries to fight, she is adviced to do the opposite and allow the King to let her live in his castle, without concerns other than pleasing him. Sonja is taken to the rest of the women, who bathe and dress Sonja for the night she will spend with the King and after listening to the other women, Sonja decides to play along for the moment. When the time comes, Sonja is taken to the King's private chambers, where the King awaits alongside his man-servant Trolus. Sonja tries to persuade the King to remove Trolus from their presence as to have more privacy, but the Ghannif refuses. Sonja then approaches him and while she removes his clothing, she grabs a small dagger from Ghannif, who is taken by surprise by her bold move. Ghannif commands Sonja to give the dagger back and she complies by tossing it to the man's throat, killing him. The King's servant, Trolus, attacks Sonja and chases her to avenge the King's death. Sonja kills a couple more guards and take their swords to fight Trolus. Sonja asks the man why is he so concerned abou avenging a pig, to which Trolus replies that with the King dead, his life will mean little less than nothing and he worries for his future. Red Sonja decides to relieve the man from his concerns by killing him. She then grabs her armor and weapons and flees from Pah-Dishah, never to return.
  • Conan the Savage Vol. 1 #8 (Ivory) - TBA
  • Conan Vol. 1 #6 - TBA
  • Conan Vol. 1 #10 - TBA
  • Conan Vol. 1 #11 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #28 - Conan, pausing to drink from an oasis in the desert, encounters a giant snake. The snake is killed by the Stygian Thutmekri, but Conan himself is stuck in quicksand and Thutmekri, citing his disdain for barbarians, declines to help him. Conan uses the body of the snake to drag himself out and goes after the man who left him to die. He encounters Thutmekri's bearers, but they have been slaughtered and the Stygian himself tied to a tree. Conan frees the man and in return,Thutmekri reveals he had stolen a religious idol from Zembabwei. Conan decides to retrieve the golden statue, and begins to hunt through the rainforest-like oasis. He comes across another of Thutmekri's party, M'Gorah, who explains that the Witch-Dancers of Zembabwei have kidnapped Helgi, Thutmekri's slave girl, and plan to sacrifice her. Never one to let a beautiful, buxom blonde slave girl go to waste, Conan tracks down the Witch-Dancers and discovers Helgi chained to a tree. It turns out to be a trap, set by M'Gorah, who is actually possessed by Thutmekri's enemy Dalboor. The natives of Zimbabwei come forth, and M'Gorah/Dalboor begins the sacrifice ritual around the golden ape idol. Conan manages to crawl free from the pit he has fallen in, only to encounter a giant fanged ape. A battle occurs, and Conan manages to kill the monster with a poisoned dagger, but not before, in its rage, the creature kills M'Gorah. Conan takes the opportunity to free Helgi, intending to get to know her better.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #29 - Conan enters the city of Aghrapur in time to see the delivery of the statue of Tarim from Prince Yezdigerd. Conan mocks the procession saying the Turanians are silly to worship a tiny statue as their god and is quickly set upon by the religious zealots of the city. The Cimmerian tries talk this out, but finds that no good. A soldier upon a great white horse, but Conan daringly grabs it from the underside and with Herculean strength, manages to topple both it and the sword-wielding rider. Still Conan is overwhelmed by numbers but is rescued by a stranger who leads Conan via back alleys to a tavern. He introduces himself as Ormraxes, but some approaching guards call him Eithriall and attempt to bring him in. In the scuffle Conan is knocked unconscious and finds himself revived by a masked man who informs Conan where Ormraxes is being held. Conan, determined to repay his debt to Ormraxes, sneaks into the dungeon. Conan plows his way through the guards and rescues Ormraxes from the forces of King Yilidiz. Upon his return, Conan discovers the masked man is, in fact, Eithriall, and Ormraxes (an archaic Turanian term for "ghost") is just a spiritual projection Eithriall was using as a spy. The man and spirit use a crystal to reunite themselves, but a startled Conan interrupts the ceremony with his sword and Eithriall/Ormraxes perishes in flames. The Turanian guards appear at that point and reveal they know what has happened. They offer Conan a choice - enlistment in the Turanian army, or imprisonment. Conan opts for enlistment.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #228 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #229 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #30 - The legions of Munthassem Khan face the newest recruit into the army of King Yildiz of Turan, Conan. He fights through swaths of men, gaining the high ground, leaving a trail of corpses behind him. Unfortunately, the Turanians are attacked by giant bat-monsters, and Conan survives only by virtue of his seemingly harmless amulet, which frightens the creature away. Conan is the only survivor of the battle, and he stumbles away, coming across an unconscious girl. When she awakes, she reveals that she was in fact looking for him, sent by her master Atalis the Far-Seeing. Conan is wary, as Atalis lives in Yaralet, stronghold of the Khan he was just fighting, but since he seems to be out of a job, he decides to accompany the girl, Hildico. They enter the house just as Atalis and Prince Thann are discussing him. Atalis reveals that the Khan had all wizards in the city slain, but cursed the philosopher Atalis and Thann with bouts of pain and blindness. Khan had been a magnanimous ruler until he was given the Hand of Nergal, an object of evil that brought darkness to the lands. Only the bearer of the counter-talisman, the Heart of Tammuz, which Conan happens to have around his neck, can end the curse. All this Atalis has seen in his crystal ball. Conan accompanies Atalis and Thann into the sewers and into the Khan's throne room, where the emaciated ruler lies in wait, grasping the Hand of Negral. The Khan sends wave of pain to the philosopher and the Prince, and then at Conan himself, who is unable to fight through the pain. Suddenly, Hildico runs from behind a pillar, snaps the amulet from around Conan's neck, and hurls it at the mad Khan, hitting him in the face and causing him to drop the Hand. Conan, Atalis and Thann are immediately well again, and watch as the two artifacts release the essence of ancient colossal beings of light and darkness, who begin their eternal struggle anew. The being of light from the Heart of Tammuz wins the battle. After a week of relaxation, Conan itches to travel back to Turan again, but this time in the company of Hildico.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #31 (Optionally excluding flashbacks) - A group of hill-men attack Conan's party, whittling them down to a handful of men. Captain Malthuz calls for a retreat and the group takes refuge in a cave. The hill-men, trap them inside, and offer a bargain: a Turanian champion will fight a hill-man to the death. Malthuz accepts the challenge, and states that only magic sword could hope to beat the hill-man champion, Toruk. This causes Conan to reminisce finding a magic sword some time ago. When sundown approaches, Conan knocks Captain Mathuz out and takes his place. Conan is outmatched physically, but manages to direct the mountainous hill-man to a pile of precariously placed boulders. Conan causes a landslide and buries Toruk, who happens to be carrying the same magical sword Conan found some years ago. The Turanians are allowed to leave in peace.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #32 - Conan, on a mission from Narim-Bey, his commanding officer in Aghrapur, is smuggled into Wan Tegri by a shepherd. The sky above the city is covered in a reddish, harmless flame, and Conan's job is to assess if Wan Tengri is worth King Yildiz's efforts to conquer. Upon his arrival in he city, Conan steals a purse from a passerby, and is surprised that the magical flame wind whispers to him to halt. The wind also tells the guards where Conan is, and soon he is chased by several soldiers. He shakes them and heads to Tsien Hui to cash in the gems he has stolen. Unfortunately, the purse belonged to a wizard, who magically teleports the gems away and replaces them with a viper. Frustrated, Conan kills the viper just as the soldiers find him once again. He escapes into Tsien Hui's harem chamber and lingers a few moments with the women there. A beautiful blonde explains that the only exit is through a secret passage under the pool, and she takes Conan underwater. True to her word, a cavern leads her and Conan out, but while they are under, she reveals her true monstrous form, that of a tentacles sea creature. She entangles Conan and stings him repeatedly with her suckers until he finally frees his sword and slays her. Desperate for air, Conan swims toward a light source and climbs out of a pool elsewhere on the estate. He collapses in pain and exhaustion, not noticing the slouching, shadowed form moving towards him.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #33 - The beggar Bourtai hovers over Conan, intending on robbing what he thinks is a corpse. The barbarian comes to and forces Bourtai to lead him off the grounds. Bourtai leads him through a cave system to the hideout of the local thieves' guild, and Conan, having once plied his trade as a thief, feels right at home. Bourtai explains how seven wizards came to Wan Tengri and overthrew the previous king and now rule the city with magic and terror. Conan also learns that Kassar, the man who smuggled Conan into the city, has been captured and will be put to death. Feeling responsible, Conan vows to save him, and has Boutrai lead him to the Flam Tower where the wizards rule. The tower itself is surrounded by the magical red flames that cover the city, and each untrusting wizard's personal guard lies ready to attack each other for the slightest reason. Bourtai and Conan sneak into the underground passages of the tower, and the two are separated. Conan comes across the already deceased Kassar, and soon finds himself in an arena, a guest of the seven wizards. For their entertainment, the wizards send tigers and men after Conan, culminating in a beautiful masked woman. When Conan removes the veil, however, he sees only a skull - he is now facing Death herself.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #34 - Conan, facing Death herself in the arena, tries to hold her back. Unfortunately, when he grabs her hand he immediately begins aging. With his last breaths, as he grows weak and frail, his hair greying, he asks how one man may rule Wan Tengri, knowing that the answer would be enough to topple the precarious government rules by the seven wizards. Death, impressed with his refusal to simply give in, gives him back his life, and whispers in his ear the key to defeating the wizards. Then Death vanishes, leaving Conan holding the body of Kassar, the man who he had come to rescue. The guards of the wizards leap forward to claim the barbarian's head, and Conan plays them against each other as even the wizards begin attacking amongst themselves, hoping to gain the upper hand. Conan manages to sneak away, led to freedom by Bourtai. The two of them crawl through the underground catacombs and emerge underneath the Flame Tower. Conan kills a lion and guard on his way through the tower, and ultimately finds the princess that Death told him to search for. The girl is chained to her throne, and Conan releases her. He, the Princess, and Bourtai run through the tower, and Conan discovers the machine that creates the flame winds that surround the sky of the city. Whoever controls the flame, controls the city, and down below all out war has broken out between the seven wizards and their soldiers, soon joined by the city folk, desperate for any chance to topple the wizards. Conan decides that the only way to truly end the threat of the wizards is to destroy the flame winds, and he topples the coal that feeds the wind. Their power truly destroyed, the wizards are set upon and killed by the citizens. The Princess rewards Conan with a galley and boxes full of treasure, which Conan is happy to accept. However, as he and Bourtrai sail away, the Princess reignites the flames, and magically transports her treasure back to her, leaving Conan and his companion adrift on the lake.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #35 - Conan, and Bourtai head through the desert when they encounter a man hassled by bandits. They ride to the man's rescue, but are too late; with the man's dying breath he tells them about the Azure Eye, a great jewel from the city of Kara-Shehr. A sandstorm consumes them, and when it disperses, they find the lost city. Conan is wary, but Bourtai wants the jewel, and they search through the ruins. In the castle's throne room they find a skeleton clutching a great blue gem, and, although Conan is sure the instant anyone touches the gem the skeleton will come to life (he's been in that situation before), Bourtai takes the prize, to no seeming skeletal resurrection. Conan makes him put it back, and the skeletal hand closes on the gem. At that moment, the bandits appear, having tracked Conan, and their leader, Kai Shaah, who encountered Conan before, takes the gem. A mysterious creature of mists and fangs bursts from the wall and kills Kai Shaah, as Conan works on the bandits. In the melee, Bourtai also grabs the jewel and the creature turns on him, leaving only a skeleton. Conan, the only one remaining, turns and walks away.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #36 - Conan rides hard into Aghrapur, driving his horse to death, in order to bring a message to King Yildiz. He collapses at the king's feet, and, impressed with his sense of duty, decides to make Conan part of his personal guard. Conan awakens in luxury in the palace, and takes the time to reunite with Amytis, woman of Turanian commander Narim-Bey. Others in the palace make fun of Conan's barbarism, and, after he sets them straight, spends weeks learning training in horsemanship and with bows, spears, and axes. Meanwhile, the King's son Yezdigerd, currently ravaging the east, has sent a huge, headless stone statue to his father as tribute from one of the cities he has razed. Yildiz is appreciative of the gift, though Conan is suspicious of how the supposedly sacred statue was conveniently found. One night, Conan is almost discovered in Amytis's chambers while Narim-Bey is away, and Conan begins to worry about Bey discovering their affair. Soon, a priest arrives carrying the head of the statue, to Yildiz's delight. That delight soon turns to horror as the statue comes alive and begins to slaughter everyone within sight. Conan notices that the priest seems to be controlling the now-active stone golem and, just before it crushes the king, Conan kills the priest with a well-thrown axe. The king, shaken, realizes that he has been set up by his son, and Nerim-Bey (possibly acting upon his suspicions) takes the opportunity of the king's newfound decision to become a recluse in his castle to send Conan on a mission to the north.
  • Conan the Barbarian Annual Vol. 1 #10 - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #33 (The Curse of the Monolith) - In a strange land east of Turan, young Conan faces unspeakable horror--and a fearsome power such as he has never known before!
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #113 (A Quiet Place) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #154 (To Fight Another Day) - Conan continues his campaigns as a soldier of Turan. On the losing end of yet another battle, Conan stumbles away from the field, trying to avoid the enemy soldiers and their helmed leader. He defeats a robber who is raiding the bodies, manages to pull an arrow out of his leg, and makes his way across a river. He manages to find the leader alone, and kills him, stealing his great helm, cape and horse. The soldiers salute the disguised Conan and he leaves the field, stopping briefly to honor his deceased comrades before making his escape.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #123 (The Debt of a Warrior) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #110 (The Dinner Guest) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #115 (The Warlord of the Castle) - TBA
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #3 (Demons of the Summit) - TBA
  • Marvel Feature Vol. 2 #1 (The Temple of Abomination!) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #37 - Eons in the past, the sorcerer Rotath falls at the hands of the warrior King Kull. Dying, he places a curse upon his own bloodline and invokes the name of an unspeakable deity. Centuries later, one of Rotath's own descendents discovers Rotath's solid gold skeleton. Upon making contact with it, the man's body is taken over by the spirit of Rotath. Months later, Conan and his Turanian confederate Captain Kiribor are escorting the captured princess Yolinda through the northern hills of Aghrapur. Aghrapuran raiders attack the party, but Conan finds aid from a Kushite named Juma. The raiders defeat them and bring them back to the Valley of the Sun. Princess Yolinda is handed over to Rotath - who has since been reborn in a body of solid gold. Conan and Juma are enslaved and sent to mine for gold in the valley's deep caverns. After mining for gold for several days, Conan and Juma decide to escape. A gigantic slug monster raids the cavern and begins attacking the guards. Conan and Juma grab two bags of gold and run down the mine shaft. They reach the surface, but the slug continues to chase them. Conan begins to realize that it is the gold that the creature requires and throws his weighted sacks. Rotath appears in the central square, and the slug is distracted by the sorcerer's golden flesh. While the slug eats Rotath, Conan rescues Princess Yolinda and rides off with Juma.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #48 (Episode!) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #230 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #231 - TBA
  • Kull and the Barbarians Vol. 1 #2 (She-Devil with a Sword) - TBA
  • Kull and the Barbarians Vol. 1 #3 (The Day of the Sword) (Optionally excluding the flashbacks) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #38 - Conan attends a party in his honor for rescuing the princess Yolinda (which happened in CB-37), but swiftly turns the crowd against him with his barbarian manners. The fop Feyd-Ratha lets Conan know that he is aware of the barbarian's dalliances with Commander Narim-Bey's woman Amytis, but Conan is in no mood to be blackmailed. During the party, a dancing girl goes mad and attacks Conan with a knife before committing suicide. Strange voices and shadows stalk Conan on the way home, and he nearly attacks Amytis who had made her way to his quarters. She reveals that Lilitu, a were-woman has marked Conan as her own and is behind the supernatural attacks. The only one who can lift the curse is the high priest Gimil-Ishbi, who dwells in the Mound of the Moon west of the city. Amytis returns to her quarters, where she reveals, to an unknown master, the conversation with Conan was part of a larger plan. Conan finds the priest, who casts spells to lift the were-woman's curse from Conan. Conan repays the priest, who demands lifeblood in return for his casting, with a quick death. Conan returns to his home, following the instructions of the priest, and he is attacked by and captures a wolfman, Ardet-Lilu, the mate of Lilitu. In return for sparing Ardet-Lilu's life, Conan makes Lilutu tell him who wanted the curse placed on him. When he hears the name, Conan grimly lets the wolfman go, but the two creatures quickly turn and attack Conan anew. Conan runs, heading to the source of his troubles, Narim-Bey, who has known for some time of his wife's betrayal. Conan easily beats the lacking swordsman, and leaves him for the were-creatures while stealing Narim-Bey's horse. Conan decides he's had enough of Aghrapur and rides west.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #39 - Conan is waylaid by a group of bandits, and though he kills them all, his horse breaks its leg and Conan is bitten by a viper. He collapses but is rescued by a young woman and her uncle, who happens to be the lord of the small village Keshaan, and had been run out by the mad priest Ghul-Azalel. Ghul-Azalel had convinced Ben-Hussal to begin sacrificing virgins to a sea dragon to end a curse of death that had infected the town over the past year. When the sacrifices were unsuccesful and when Ghul-Azalel demanded the sacrifice of Ben-Hussal's niece Rachalla, the two fled the town leaving it to Ghul-Azalel. However, they have had word that the priest had died and it was safe to return. The two ask for Conan's assistance in returning, and Conan agrees, only to find themselves captured when they enter the village; it was a trap. The two men are tied to stakes and Rachalla is chained to a rock in the sea as sacrifice for the sea dragon. Conan rips his stake from the ground, slips from the ropes, and makes his way to Rachalla as a giant crocodile emerges from the ocean.Conan stabs it and lures it to the shore and towards Ghul-Azalel. The creature devours the priest and, sated, returns to the sea, ending the curse. Rachalla reveals the reason Ghul-Azalel was mad and why Ben-Hussal fled rather than confront him - the mad priest was Ben-Hussal's brother, Rachalla's father.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #72 - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #40 (The Fiend from the Forgotten City) - Conan stumbles across a dying traveler in the desert who begs the barbarian to take him to a nearby hidden city filled with unclaimed treasure. Even though he's suspicious, Conan takes the elderly man, Libro, with him and tells him to wait on the outskirts of town when they finally arrive. The ruined city, littered with bones both intrigues and repels Conan, and he makes his way to a small building containing a fire and voices. It turns out a group of thieves have found their way to the city and plan to loot it. One hears a noise outside, and the thieves burst forth from the door, but Conan is too quick and evades them. Conan runs into a woman outside, Alonia, the source of the noise, and the two of them flee the thieves only to bump into Libro. Libro and Alonia seem to know each other, but Conan is more interested in the pile of jewels he's come across. Unfortunately, at that moment the thieves find him and a battle breaks out with Conan victorious. Clutching his bag of jewels, he makes his way back to Libro, who summons a great demon who begins to crush Conan in his giant hands. Luckily, with his dying breath, one of the thieves plunges a dagger in Libro's back, allowing Alonia to make her way to the demon and change it to glass which Conan shatters. Alonia finds a great diamond in the bag of jewels and reveals it's a lifestone that has stored her true form, that of Ishtar, who had been trapped ages ago by her priest Libro, and she is back to reclaim her lost city before she vanishes into the stars. Conan looks around at the jewels and decides not to tempt fate.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #41 - In a small desert village Conan comes across a group of villagers determined to kill a beautiful girl named Zhadoor, who seems to have bewitched one of their number. Conan fights them off and flees the village with the girl, who tells him of a nearby oasis. On their way there, they are discovered by a group of desert bandits, who follow them to the oasis, a refreshing pool next to a large tree filled with large pods. Conan dives into the welcoming waters, but discovers the pool's floor littered with bones. Afraid the water is poisoned, and realizing the oasis's name, Shar-Al-Tjinin, is Zamorian for "bones of fools," Conan comes to the surface only to be captured by the bandits, who intend to sell him into slavery. That night, Conan slips free but discovers that Zhadoor has died for mysterious reasons. At that moment, the tree itself attacks the men, using vines and ropes to pull the men into a gaping maw in its trunk. Conan frantically attacks the tree creature with a torch, setting it aflame, and killing it and all the bandits. Only one of the pods remains unharmed, and it opens up revealing a perfect replica of Zhadoor, who apparently was only a spore to lure men to the oasis for the tree to devour. Horrified, Conan kills the plant-woman and rides away.
  • Savage Tales Vol. 1 #3 (The Lurker from the Catacombs) - TBA
  • Savage Tales Vol. 1 #5 (The Secret of Skull River) - Conan, on the way to Shadizar, comes across a blind seer prophesying danger at the river called Skull. Conan ignores him, but soon encounters a deformed giant of a man, named Hanuman, and only succeeds in the battle by toppling the wretched creature off a cliff. Conan stumbles to a nearby stream, badly injured, and as he falls into the water perceives a skull grinning at him from its depths. Conan loses consciousness, but regains it a week later in the home of Thuribald, mayor of a small village. The mayor and his daughter, Naia, have found him and nursed him back to health in hopes that he can stop the pollution of the river by the mage Anaximander, who is under the employ of a man named Sophos, and conducting unknown experiments the byproduct of which taint the river and slowly rot the skin and weaken those who drink from it. Thuribald and Naia are unaffected because, in return for "favors" from Naia, they are provided a small supply of pure water. They promise Conan anything he wants from the village if he defeats the two pollutors, and Conan agrees, but not before he samples some of Naia's favors himself. Conan makes his way to the small keep, but is swiftly captured and thrown into an arena with another hulking giant, but this time Conan manages to communicate with it and discovers that the two giants were brothers captured by the sorcerer and mutated into giants. Anaximander has promised to return the giant, Grandall, to his normal state, but Conan and Grandall soon discover that is not possible. They also find out the purpose behind the experiments when Anaximander uses a potion to turn a metal statue into solid gold. Conan and Grandall attack and kill Sophos and Anaximander, but the giant loses his life in the process. Conan returns to the small villages and claims his reward. To Naia's humiliation, he chooses a fine horse and rides away.
  • Marvel Comics Super Special Vol. 1 #9 (The Trail of the Bloodstained God) - TBA
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #42 - Conan has finally made his way to Arenjun and while trying to drink his memories of the journey away, notices a young woman in a window. He follows her and assists her in escaping a small group of thieves. The woman, Arlinna, is being blackmailed by Baron Takkim to steal a treasure from the merchant Lun-Faar, and allows Conan to safely escort her to his quarters. She knocks Conan out and makes her way to Lun-Faar, who believes she is Lady Asqueth, there to view his artifacts, including a giant gargoyle statue. Arlinna attempts to steal the Dragon Head of Koblar-Zann but is caught by Lun-Faar, who beats her and turns her loose. He wants to see who she is working with, and orders the gargoyle, in reality a demon bound by the merchant's willpower, to kill her compatriot. Meanwhile, Conan has recovered and tracks the girl, who confesses everything. The two go to Baron Takkim, so Conan can have words with him, but the gargoyle attacks and kills Takkim first. It then turns to Conan, but the fight with Conan so drains the mental energy of Lun-Faar, that his mental control snaps, and the demon, furious at being controlled, flies away to exact its revenge on its former captor. Conan and Arlinna, unsure what has happened, decide to head back to his place once again.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #100 (When a God Lives!) - Conan's trip to a fence to pawn a stolen statue turns into a fight as soldiers raid the store. Conan manages to climb up to the roof and flees on a purloined horse, which unfortunately collapses from exhaustion. Conan scrambled up the hills as the guards give chase and fire arrows, and the Cimmerian topples a cliff into the forest vines below. After a night's rest, Conan is annoyed to discover his pursuers have circled the mountain and are still on his trail. As the soldiers are mysteriously picked off one by one by traps, Conan is approached by a band of displaced Kushites, who name him "Amra, the Lion," before they attack. By virtue of sheer numbers they capture Conan and bring him to their village of mud and straw huts, intending to sacrifice the barbarian. Conan is taken before the Kushite's goddess, Persaphne, who demands to know why Conan is trespassing. In a rather astonishing coincidence, the statue that Conan had stolen in Arenjun happens to be the long-missing idol of Uggrahk, the bat-god of the Kushites. The shaman-priest Kwasuthu condemns Conan to death. Later, a bound Conan is approached by Persaphne, who reveals she was kidnapped as a child and used as a figurehead by Kwasuthu. Conan almost succeeds in seducing the young woman into releasing him, but they are interrupted by the Kushites who have captured the remaining soldiers. Conan and the Arenjun soldiers are tied to a stake in preparation for sacrifice to Uggrahk, but Persaphne sneaks a dagger into Conan's hand. While the Kushites chant, Conan frees himself and the soldiers, and jumps into the throng of Kushite midgets, followed quickly by the soldiers. Unfortunately, the return of the idol causes Uggrahk himself to manifest, in all his bat-headed, snake-bodied, scaly, tentacled glory. The shaman-priest is crushed under his demon-god's body, and as the temple collapses, only Conan and Captain Helm flee alive. Helm praises Conan for his bravery, thanks him for his assistance, then tries to arrest him. Conan, tired of the whole thing, bitch-slaps Helm into unconsciousness and wanders off.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #1 (Curse of the Undead-Man) - Conan marches through the Maul in Arenjun, contemplating on how to pay for the company he plans to keep that evening, when he is almost run over by a robe-wearing priest, who himself is on the run from a band of thieves. The thieves mistakenly decide to make Conan their prey as well, and Conan finishes off all but one before he slips and is almost killed by the final thief. Fortunately, he is saved by his old friend Red Sonja, who kills the final man. Conan looks at what he tripped over, and finds an enjewelled finger. Exploring the alley, the two discover the body and head of the sorcerer Costranno, whose execution Sonja witnessed just that morning. Apparantly, he was turned in by the woman Berthilda, who also cut off his finger, the ring on which was the source of his powers, but he vowed to return from the dead to seek revenge. Apparantly, Costranno's followers were trying to reassemble the body. In disgust, Conan tosses the finger aside, and doesn't notice it slowly inch its way towards the dead man's hand. As Conan and Sonja rest in a tavern to catch up, the prostitutes Conan has shown interest in earlier show up to mock Sonja, who they believe is Conan's choice for the evening. Sonja fights back, and the prostitutes retaliate by fingering the two for the murders in the alley. The two escape, but not before Conan notices a hooded figure wearing Costranno's ring. Realizing Berthilda might be in danger, and out of morbid curiosity, Conan and Sonja go to her place and find Costranno and his acolytes in the process of sacrificing the woman. Disgusted with Costranno's undead state, Conan attacks. Sonja joins in the fun, but an inhuman arm reaching from a magical pit grasps her leg and tries to pull her in. Conan cuts off Costranno's hand, and with the ring gone the man dies again. Conan tosses the body into the pit, which distracts the arm long enough for Sonja to escape. Conan seals the pit, and he and Sonja leave with the unconscious Berthilda. Unfortunately, the woman awakens and demand they leave her house and she returns for the valuable ring. Conan, knowing that the hand fell into the pit and Costranno has likely revived himself, and deciding he already rescued her once, lets Berthilda go to her fate. Conan and Sonja walk down the street to the sudden screams of Berthilda.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #43 - Conan and Red Sonja are being chased by bounty hunters after leaving the city of Arenjun with a suspicion of murder charge hanging over their heads. An arrow topples Sonja's mount, and Conan scoops her up as they make their way into a rocky, mountainous pass. They are forced to abandon their other horse as they reach a cavern in the cliffs, and Conan takes advantage of a loose boulder to topple on the pursuing bounty hunter, killing all but their leader, Mamnon, who flees to get more help. The two wander into the gigantic, red-misted cavern, and are attacked by a humanoid bat creature. They find a structure at the center of the fog, but are mystically attacked and rendered unconscious. Conan awakes first, to face Uathacht and her brother Morophla, immortal vampires cursed by Thoth-Amon, while the bat-creatures outside are creations called Afterlings. Morophla seems to have full power of Conan's actions, and forces him to carry Sonja to Dromek, a hideous creature who was used as a breeder for the brother and sister's food supply, but has since devolved into a monster. Uathacht pushes Sonja into Dromek's pit, but Conan jumps in and slays the creature. Conan and Sonja are brought to a cell where they await their fate.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #44 - Sonja and Conan plot their escape from the vampiric siblings Uathacht and Morophia, but Morophia intervenes and takes Conan to the breeding pits, where he is forced to mate with the generations-inbred, pitiful, deformed females who provide sustenance for the vampires. Uathacht, fearing that too much of such things would break Conan's mind, and wanting the barbarian for herself, appears to Conan and Sonja and agrees to cast a spell to weaken her brother in order to free Conan, so he may willingly fulfill her hedonistic fantasies. Conan agrees, but only if Sonja is set free as well, and while at first Uathacht agrees, she reneges and Sonja is forced to kill her. Conan and Sonja attempt to flee the Tower of Blood, but first encounter a group of the bat-like Afterlings, who reveal that in Morophia's weakened state, they are free of his control and they show the two humans the way out. They intend to burn the tower down, but soon, they encounter the vampire himself, who transforms into the form of several of Conan's past enemies, but Conan and Sonja manage to start a fire to burn the vampire to a final death. Unfortunately, they are trapped in flames at the top of the tower, and as they make their way down the walls, they slip and fall, only to be rescued by the Afterlings, who carry them to the cavern floor. Sonja, believing she is acting in Conan's best interest and wanting to spare him from the bounty hunters who are chasing her, knocks him cold with a rock and rides away.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #45 - Conan, relaxing in a tavern in Shadizar, listens to a haunting song from the minstrel Laza-Lanti. A brawl inevitably breaks out, landing Conan and Laza-Lanti in jail. The minstrel sings a tale of the Dark Valley, where he was born, and how he fled the valley when he was a child, on the run from a monster which was stalking him. Laza-Lanti has vowed to return to the place of his birth to free it from the monster's power, and after the two escape using the minstrel's hidden dagger, Conan decides to accompany him. They make their way to the Dark Valley, where they find a few men leaving behind cattle as a sacrifice. Soon, they see a beautiful woman arrive to take the cattle into a cave beneath some cliffside ruins. The woman offers the cattle to a slimy, tentacled monster. Laza-Lanti impulsively attacks the creature, and Conan assists, and they manage to kill the demon. When the minstrel expects gratitude from the woman, Timara, she explains that she served the demon willingly, for it kept her young, and she had bore it two two sos. One son was given to druids to raise; the other is Laza-Lanti himself. The spells keeping her young gone, she swiftly ages and falls on her own dagger. Conan leaves the devastated men, who commits suicide while Conan ponders what happened to the other son.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #207 - Conan rides through the tall grass of the marsh towards Shadizar and encounters a small group of travelers held at bay by a large swamp cat. Conan manages to kill the beast and is invited to dine with the travelers. The band is transporting a beautiful woman who seems to be under the hypnotic spell of the leader, Harpagus, who orders her to stay in her tent. That night, Conan, unable to sleep, allows curiosity to take over and approaches but is stopped by the men, and a battle breaks out. Conan gets the advantage, but is stopped by the hypnotic powers of Harpagus and awakens the next morning, his memories of the entire event gone. Several days later Conan wanders into the town of Urkira and assists a blind prophet beggar who was in the process of being mugged. The beggar invites Conan to his home for a meal, and despite his general disinterest in the beggar, the prospect of food sways Conan. The beggar, Kushad, turns out to be quite rich - he just really enjoys his work, and in the course of the evening, he realizes that Conan's mind has been clouded by sorcery. He uses his own power to restore Conan's memories and offers to train Conan on how to block such attacks in the future. Conan, furious that his mind has been invaded twice already, is apprehensive, but when Kushad offers to pay the barbarian to hunt down the truths of the rumored kidnapping of Turaninan King Yikdiz's wife Jumilah by Zamorians in Yezud. Conan realizes that was the woman in the tent, and agrees to help. Kushad uses his powers of hypnotism and illusion to make Conan believe he is in the jungle and attacked by several monsters. Conan survives, barely, and rages against sorceries he doesn't understand. That night, he is approached by Kushad's 15-year-old daughter Tahmina, but wisely turns her away, musing that he really needs to find a woman soon. The next day he resumes his training, and Kushad coaches him in multiplication tables to focus his mind. Once again he suddenly finds himself in a jungle attacked by dinosaurs and manages to use his mind to break the spell. Unfortunately, during the training a group of thieves raid Kushad's house and threaten Tahima. Conan charges into the gray, assisted by the powers of Kushad, and the thieves are quickly dealt with. As trained as he can ever be, Conan heads towards Yezud, the City of the Spider God, to begin his search for Jumilah.
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  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #209 - Conan, undercover as blacksmith Nial, has trouble concentrating as he is often thinking about his apprentice, Liam's, sister Rudabeh. He decides to return to the temple of the Spider God and plan the theft of the jewels encrusting the giant statue of Zath, but is caught by guards. He attempts to bluff his way out of it by saying he was just inspecting the metalwork, and he is taken to Harpagus, who attempts to hypnotize him. Conan, with his new training, manages to overcome the hypnosis and tricks Harpagus by pretending to be hypnotized and simply repeating his innocent story. Harpagus believes him and sends Conan on his way. Conan meets with Rubadeh, who shares with him her fears that Harpagus is getting a little too friendly with her. Conan gives her the memory erasing dust, warning her to use only a pinch, then he goes to the tavern to speak with Parvez about rescuing Jumilah from the temple. Parvez gives Conan a signet ring to confirm his identity to the kidnapped princess, and Conan leaves, but not before he once again gets into a tavern brawl by insulting Mandana, the bar wench, to the amusement of Captain Catigern (this time knowing better than to mess with barbarian). That evening Harpagus attempts to rape Jumilah and she throws the entire sack of dust in his face, wiping out the priest's entire memory. The next day, Conan again finds himself distracted from work and goes for a ride where is ambushed by someone firing an arrow at him, killing his horse. He heads back to town and is visited by Rubadeh, who gives him information on the location of Jumilah. Conan sneaks into the temple that night and finds the kidnapped princess, but as they sneak out they are attacked by guards. Conan makes short work of them. As they make their way through the garden they discover the priests Feridun and Mirzes discussing a weapon, which Conan and Jumilah find out is a giant spider controlled by the priests. The spider attacks the two, but Conan manages to cut its legs off. When the spider is discovered by Feridun, he pours acid on the body so nobody will discover one of his precious spiders was defeated. Conan returns Jumilah to Parvez, and both Turanians swear to lift whatever curse or bounty was placed on Conan's head for the death of Nerim-Bey, and they depart the city. The next day Conan is questioned in the woman's disappearance, but there is no evidence he is involved, and as the day continues, Conan decides he needs to raid the temple very soon.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #210 - Conan is interrupted in his drinking and brooding about Rudabeh's refusal to run away with him by the scholar Psamitek, who carries a message from Rudabeh to meet her outside. The girl is waiting, and offers herself to the barbarian, but then turns into a skeleton and Conan is attacked by an unseen assailant. Only the timely intervention of Captain Catigern, now on friendly terms with Conan and suspicious of Psamitek. The soldier had followed the two and both men realize that Psamitek is the one who has ben trying to assassinate Conan, attempting to claim the Turanian bounty. The scholar uses his magic to appear invisible, but Conan goads him into speaking, revealing his position, and Conan quickly stabs the man. The next day brings a great celebration at the temple of the Spider God, as the priests are hosting a Festival of the Gods, attended by the representatives of many religions. Conan takes advantage of the distraction to steal the gems on the statue of the spider god Zath, but is interrupted by Nial, who agrees to go with Conan if he abandons his plans for stealing the gems. Conan swiftly agrees, and he jumps into a hidden passage while Rudabeh distracts some nearby priests. Unfortunately, Conan runs right into the god Zath, a gigantic spider, and is forced to flee. Zath instead turns towards the newly arrived Rudabeh and kills her, infuriating Conan, who takes the girl's body through the caverns, but not before he discovers the priests' plans to wipe out the other religious representatives with an army of spiders. He discovers hundreds of those spiders in the caverns, and just manages to get out of the caverns before the spiders overtake him. His escape attempt, however, has caused a fire to start racing through the temple and the caverns, and the ground crumbles as Zath and hundreds of his children burst through the floor. to escape the smoke. The priest Feridun attempts to command the creature, and is successful until distracted by a coughing fit, at which point Zath kills him. Conan stabs repeatedly at Zath's leg until the spider's thrashing begins to bring down the temple walls, crushing all creatures that remain inside. Conan, tempted at first to leave, decides to remain to help the townspeople put out the raging fire. However, the discussion of the priests to start a religion around the ghost of Zath causes the barbarian to leave in frustrated fury, but not before he informs Rudabeh's family of her death. Liam blames and curses Conan, who leaves in great sorrow, as Liam cries into his mother's arms that he didn't mean it. Conan steals a horse and as he rides out of town, he sees Harpagus, his memory and life gone, and though he considers killing the priest, decides it's just not worth it.
  • Savage Tales Vol. 1 #4 (Night of the Dark God) - Conan, feeling a longing for home has ridden straight through to Cimmeria and his home village, which he discovers has recently been raided by Vanir and a childhood friend taken. He tracks the Vanir and borrows a boat from a fisherman to finish the journey to the Isle of Swords. He finds an boatload of dead Picts floating on the sea, and takes a surprisingly lightweight statue he finds on board with him on his journey. Finally, he reaches the Isle of Swords and begins to spy on the Vanir encampment. The Vanir find his boat and take the statute to their camp, but for them, the statue is impossibly heavy. Conan makes his way into the camp, killing witnesses, until he finds the drinking hall, where Mara is about to be an unwilling bride to the brigands' leader, Thorfel. Before anyone can act, though, Mara steals Thorfel's dagger and plunges it into her chest. Enraged, Conan bursts from hiding and begins to slaughter the brigands. The odds begin to turn against the barbarian, until the doors burst open and the hall is full of the dead Pict sailors, resurrected by the Dark God statue that sits in the hall. Conan is free to find and kill Thorfel, then he sails quietly away.
  • Savage Sword of Conan Vol. 1 #34 (The Lair of the Ice Worm) - Conan, leaving his Aesir companions, decided to head south through the Border Kingdoms and into Nemedia. In the snow covered passage he encounters a group of cavemen threatening a girl. He slays the cavemen, losing his horse in the process, and speaks to the woman, Ilga, whose tribe was ambushed by the cavepeople, her being the only survivor. Conan is forced to knock Ilga unconscious when he tries to take Ilga to the safety of a nearby cave and she has a panic attack. Conan takes her to the cave and lights a fire, and when Ilga awakens calmer, she and the barbarian keep warm in other ways. That night a musical sound and hypnotic eyes lure the girl deeper into the caverns as Conan. The next morning, Conan, noticing the girl is gone, searches the area and, when following a slithering trail emerging from a hole in the cave, finds his horse stripped of all flesh, and a little further along finds the skeleton of Ilga. Apparently, the girl's fears of going into the cavern rang true, and Conan recalls stories of a remora, a vampiric ice worm, that breathes cold instead of fire. Conan decides to get his revenge on the creature and fills his helmet with heated coals. He goes deeper into the cave and encounters the furry dragon-like creature, and hurls the helmet's contents into the creature's mouth as the creature begins to sing its siren song. The fire reacts with the ice worm's insides and, as Conan runs as fast as he can, the remora bursts in an explosion of ice and steam. Conan, blown clear of the glacier in the explosion, brushes himself off and heads south.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #46 - Conan travels south through the Border Kingdoms in the region known as the Haunted Land. He is being followed by Yemli, humanoid demons who are keeping their distance, but herding Conan to some unknown destination. Eventually, they send him to Merdoramon, a magician who tasks Conan with taking a magical amulet to Themas Herklar, regent of Phalkar, to the east. A bag of gold makes the deal attractive to Conan, and he falls asleep to find the odd magician gone in the morning. Conan begins the journey and enters the small village of Sfanol, where he sees a girl, Stefanya, in the process of being burned at the stake for her service to the sorcerer Zoqquanor. Never one to let a pretty girl die, Conan rescues her and discovers that the girl is mystically bonded to Zoqquanor, and though the sorcerer has died, she must ensure the safety of Zoqquanor's remains lest she die herself. They head to Zoqquanor's keep, which was recently razed by the villagers, only to find the place protected by the living statue Shokkoth of the Many stones. Conan manages to use the chemicals in Zoqquanor's lab to melt the creature into its component stones, and in the next room, they find the body of Zoqquanor, and Stefanya vows to return the sorcerer to life.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #47 (Goblins in the Moonlight!) - Stefanya, determined to find a way to rouse her master Zoqquanor from his state of death, convinces Conan to leave with the body that very night rather than risk the protection spells of the sorcerer's keep. Pausing only to change her outfit, during which Conan notices an odd star-shaped birthmark on Stefanya's hip, the two quickly make a travois and begin their journey. After traveling most of the night, Conan stops at some ruins to sleep but is awakened by Stefanya as a band of pig-like dwarves attacks, having heard of Zoqquanor's state and wishing to gain revenge on the sorcerer for some slight. Conan fights them, but the two realize they must continue on without rest, and continue their journey east.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #48 (The Rats Dance at Ravengard!) - Conan and Stefanya continue their journey to Phalkar while Conan tells the girl about an adventure he had when he was 15 years old. The story is interrupted by Torkal Moh and his men, who demand tribute for the pair's journey through his lands. Conan kills one of them and urges Stefanya to flee, but they are soon both captured and Conan is beaten to unconsciousness. He awakens to find himself flat on his back, hands tied to stakes, as the rats of Ravengard emerge from their barrows.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #49 - Conan, in danger of being eaten by rats, screams in frustration, which causes one of the rats to knock over a clay mug that Torkal Moh had cruelly left just out of reach. The cup now in his reach, Conan grabs and shatters it, using the jagged edges to cut through his bindings. He begins to chase after Torkal Moh but runs afoul of a herd of wolves. He is saved at the last minute by their mistress, Lupalina, who decides to help Conan retrieve the amulet he has been tasked to deliver. Lupalina has her own reasons for helping Conan, and she seems to be familiar with Stefanya. The two of them reach Torkal Moh's castle, and wait to ambush a small raiding party carrying defeated slaves. The slaves join with Conan and, disguising themselves as soldiers, the group gains entrance to the castle and open the doors wide open for the small army. Inside the castle, Conan finds and hamstrings Torkal Moh, who reveals that Stefanya is in the dungeon and the amulet has been given to the Gifting Tree. A servant, Gwineer, leads Conan to Stefanya, then to the tree, which is deep in a magical garden next to a large pool. littered with gold, gems, and treasure as offerings to Torkal Moh's dark god. Unfortunately, as Conan retrieves his amulet, the gigantic, octopod, monstrous god Pthassiass rises from the pool.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #50 - The giant monster Pthassiass wastes no time in attacking Conan and his companions, quickly gobling up the unfortunate serving girl Gwineer. Conan's blows barely do any damage to the creature, but he notices that it seems to avoid the living, magical garden itself. Conan manages to lure it into the plants, and the tendrils and vines attack and flay Pthassiass as Conan and Stefanya retreat with the amulet. When the reunite with Lupalina, the wold-woman reveals that she does indeed know Stefanya, and reveals the girl's history. She is the daughter of Thormond, the lord of Phalkar, whose demise was plotted by the wizards Thalkaldies and Elviriom. Lupalina, when she was called Samandra and was merely the lady-in-waiting to the Chrysala, Stefanya's mother, helped the wizards, but had a change of heart and saved the baby instead of killing her as the wizards expected. Thormond was killed in a rockslide "accident" and the wizards' puppet, Themas Herklar, was put on the throne. But Herklar seems to have had a change of heart, and it is to him that Conan is meant to deliver the amulet of protection, under the noses of the wizards. Lupalina uses her magic to spy on their enemy, expecting to see the wizards, but instead see a young man sitting on the throne, exuding evil, who can shoot beams of fire from his eyes. Lupalina realizes greater magics are at work and quickly breaks off the scrying. She reveals that the amulet can teleport Conan to the castle at Phalkar, and Conan goes in hopes of finding Themas Herklar. He finds him in the dungeon, a tortured, broken man, and discovers that the young man, Unos, was in fact a being of evil magic created by the wizards. Suddenly, the two are attacked by subhuman creatures who lurk in the dungeons, and Conan teleports back to his companions. They vow to bring the wizards down.
  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #51 - Conan shows up at the entrance to Unos's palace with a covered cage, demanding to see the regent to give him a gift. He pushes his way into the palace, and a bored Unos allows him to speak. Conan pulls the sheet aside to reveal a bizarre, magical, talking bird, who informs Unos that Stefanya, rightful ruler of Phalkar, still lives, and that the previous regent was killed in a plot instigated by the court wizards, Thalkalides and Elviriom. The bird also claims that Unos is an unnatural creation of demonic magic, formed through the powers of the demons Belthamquar and Thelonia. Although the wizards demand Conan's immediate death, Unos halts the guards, as Conan has opened his eyes to the wizards' potential treachery - if they plotted the death of one regent, why not another? Away from the castle, the bird turns back into the sorceress Lipalina, and the two wait for the inevitable arrival of Unos, seeking help in defeating the powerful wizards. Lupalina summons the demons Belthamaquar and Thelonia, who, as a single favor to their son, dispose of the wizards in hideous manners, and vanish. Unos, in gratitude, kills Lupalina. Meanwhile, Conan picks up Stefanya and rides with her back to Ravengard, knowing that once Unos gets rid of the wizards he'll turn his attentions to the rightful heir of the province. The two of them pick up the body of Zoqquanor but are set upon by Unos, who uses his powers to blast Conan into a skeleton, but the barbarian miraculously regenerates thanks to his magical amulet. Unos summons vines to entrap Conan, then turns to Stefanya. Knowing she is tied to the wizard Zoqquanor, he blasts the body, injuring Stefanya. Seeing the girl writhe in pain gives Conan the strength to break free of the vines and he grasps Unos in a bear hug, and the amulet burns through Unos's flesh, killing him. Conan places the amulet around Stefanya's neck, and she revives.
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  • Conan the Barbarian Vol. 1 #55 - Conan, Tara and Yusef ride back across the Plain of Shamu to the city-state of Ronnoco. Conan tells Tara of the prophecy he heard concerning the Black Shadow. At the castle of Belzamo, the king's son Vanni prepares for his impromptu wedding to the kidnapped Pergonian woman Yvonna. Yvonna has no intention of marrying Belzamo's foppish son however. Conan and his crew arrive, and he consults with the captain of the Crimson Company Murilo. Conan believes that he has deciphered the prophecy, so he steals Murilo's horse and rides across the plain. He finds the immobile idol of the Crystal Scorpion and drives his blade into it. The scorpion comes to life and shuffles off towards Ronnoco. Meanwhile, the Black Shadow arrives in the city-state and begins swallowing Belzamo's people. Captain Murilo and the Crimson Company unleash a volley of arrows against the creature, but to no avail. As the monster grows bigger with every victim it consumes, the Crystal Scorpion enters the city. It battles the Black Shadow and steals more and more power from it with every sting of its tail. Finally, the Black Shadow shrinks down to nothing. During the battle, cowardly Vanni, fearing for his life, kidnaps Yvonna and tries to escape from the city. Conan tracks him down and kills him then returns Yvonna to her people. Conan , Tara and Yusef part company with the Crimson Company and ride off into the sunset.
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