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Savage Tales (I) (1971-1975) Save link

Series is named "Savage Tales" in the imprint, but the title on the covers is "Conan the Barbarian starring in Savage Tales" for #1, "Savage Tales featuring Conan the Barbarian" for #2-5 and "Savage Tales featuring Ka-Zar Lord of the Hidden Jungle" for #6-11.

11971/05Mature Content$0.50
BkCr:AsoEd-Roy Thomas   Ed-Stan Lee   ArtDir-Stan Lee   Prod-Bill Everett, Marie Severin   ProdMan-John Verpoorten
Front coverJohn Buscema1
Ti:The frost giant's daughter12
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Barry Windsor-Smith   L-Art Simek   C-[N.A.]   Base-Robert Ervin Howard
Rm:"The Frost Giant's Daughter" (Robert Ervin Howard)
Ch:Conan
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The fury of the Femizons10
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-John Romita Sr.   I/F-John Romita Sr.   L-Samuel Rosen, Art Simek   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Femizons I
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The origin of the Man-Thing!11
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway, Roy Thomas   P/L-Gray Morrow   I/F-Gray Morrow   L-Samuel Rosen, Art Simek   C-[N.A.]   Ed-Stan Lee
Ch:Man-Thing
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:Joshua's burden?
Cr:W-Sergius O'Shaughnessy   P/L-Gene Colan   I/F-Thomas Palmer   L-Samuel Rosen, Art Simek   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Black Brother
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The night of the looter!?
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-John Buscema   L-Art Simek   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Text with art/photosThe story behind the scenesRoy Thomas1
21973/10Not Rated$0.75
BkCr:AsoEd-Marv Wolfman   Ed-Roy Thomas   Prod-Sol Brodsky   Staff-Tony Isabella, Gerry Conway, Don McGregor, Murry Friedman   Technical Advisor-Glenn Lord, Lin Carter
Front coverJohn Buscema1
Ti:Red Nails 1/321
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Barry Windsor-Smith   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]   Base-Robert Ervin Howard
Rm:Adapted from the story "Red Nails" by Robert Erwin Howard
Ch:Conan
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:Dark tomorrow11
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-Gray Morrow   I/F-Gray Morrow   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:Cimmeria5
Cr:W-Robert Ervin Howard   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Tim A. Conrad   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Rm:(Not really a story but a visualized poetic monologue)
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The Crusader5
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Joe Maneely   I/F-Joe Maneely   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Crusader (GoldAge)
Rp:Reprint from The Black Knight (I) #1
W#:F-907
Ti:The skull of silence!7
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Berni Wrightson   I/F-Berni Wrightson   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.A.]   Base-Robert Ervin Howard
Rm:Adapted from a story by Robert Ervin Howard
Ch:King Kull
Rp:Reprint from Creatures on the Loose #10, Reprinted in ...
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
FrontispieceConan with an axe standing on a ledgePablo Marcos1
Text with art/photosA quote from the Nemedian Chronicles, an fantasy art piece and a quote from "A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" (by Miller and Clark) instroducing the story "Red Nails".?1
Text with art/photosThe Hyborian rage (Editorial, illustrated by AW)Roy Thomas, Al Williamson2
Text with art/photosRobert E. Howard: Lone Star Fictioneer (art by FB and GB)Glenn Lord, Roy Thomas, Frank Brunner, George Barr5
Text with art/photosA Probable Outline of Conan's Career (art by LM)P. Schuyler Miller, John D. Clark Ph.D., Leo Marguiles6
Pin-up/PosterUnused cover for Tower of Shadows 10 (which became Creatures on the Loose #10 instead) containing the story "The skull of silence!".Berni Wrightson1
31974/02Not Rated$0.75
BkCr:AsoEd-Marv Wolfman   Ed-Roy Thomas   Prod-Murray Friedman, John Verpoorten   Staff-Tony Isabella, Don McGregor, Gerry Conway, Carla Joseph   Technical Advisor-Glenn Lord, Lin Carter
Front coverPablo Marcos, John Romita Sr.1
Ti:Red Nails 2/3: The lurker from the catacombs25
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Barry Windsor-Smith   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]   Base-Robert Ervin Howard
Rm:Adapted from the story "Red Nails" by Robert Erwin Howard
Ch:Conan
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The fury of the Femizons10
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-John Romita Sr.   I/F-John Romita Sr.   L-Samuel Rosen, Art Simek   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Femizons I
Rp:Reprint from Savage Tales (I) #1
Ti:Red Nails 3/3: He comes from the dark12
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Barry Windsor-Smith   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]   Base-Robert Ervin Howard
Rm:Adapted from the story "Red Nails" by Robert Erwin Howard
Ch:Conan
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Text with art/photosA quote from the Nemedian Chronicles and a map of the Hyborean Age (ca. 10000 B.C.) introducing the story "Red Nails".?1
Text with art/photosAn age undreamed of (editorial with a pin up by BWS)Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith1
Pin-up/PosterRed Sonja She-Devil of the Turanian steppes (with some text by RT)Roy Thomas, Esteban Maroto2
Text story with art/photosThe crimson bellRay Capella, Al Williamson, Frank Brunner7
Text with art/photosThe Artists of Conan: Red nails in the sunset!Roy Thomas, Leo Marguiles
Text with art/photosThe once and future Talon (including a one-page pin-up)Jim Steranko
Text with art/photosA probable outline of Roy Thomas' career (with a photo of Thomas)?1
Text with art/photosAn informal history of Barry the Barbarian (info an Barry Smith with a photo of him)?1
Pin-up/PosterConan fending off flame arrows, protecting a woman lying in the grass (Dedicated to Robert E. Howard)Barry Windsor-Smith1
41974/05Not Rated$0.75
BkCr:EdIntAsi-Gerald F. Conway, Tony Isabella, Carla Joseph-Conway, Donald F. McGregor, Doug Moench   AsoEd-Marv Wolfman   Ed-Roy Thomas   ArtDir-John Romita Sr.   Dsgn-Marcia Gloster   TechCon-Lin Carter, Glenn Lord   Prod-Murray Friedman, John Verpoorten
Front coverNeal Adams1
Ti:Night of the dark god21
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Neal Adams, Gil Kane   I/F-Neal Adams, Vincent Colletta, Pablo Marcos ((Tones)), Frank McLaughlin   L-Bell Sossour   C-[N.A.]   Base-Robert Ervin Howard
Rm:Adapted from "The Dark Man" by Robert Erwin Howard
Ch:Conan
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The Crusader5
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Joe Maneely   I/F-Joe Maneely   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Crusader (GoldAge)
Rp:Reprint from The Black Knight (I) #2
W#:G-62
Ti:The dweller in the dark16
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Barry Windsor-Smith   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.A.]   Ed-Stan Lee
Ch:Conan
Rp:Reprint from Conan the Barbarian (I) #12, Reprinted in ...
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Pin-up/PosterConan with shield and sword, a skeleton in armor behind him (inside front and back cover)?2
FrontispieceConan with an axeNeal Adams1
Text story with art/photosPhoto from a movie, a quote from the Nemedian Chronicles and text introducing the story "Night of the dark god".?1
Text with art/photosStar-Crossed Swords: A very personal word from Roy ThomasRoy Thomas, Al Williamson2
Text with art/photosJason and his Electric Argonauts (foreword by RT, with photos from adventure movies)Eric Stevenson, Roy Thomas6
Text with art/photosA photo from a knight movie with text introducing the story "The Crusader".?1
Text with art/photosThe hour of the gnome (art by BWS, a map of the Hyborean Age)Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith4
Text with art/photosA photo from an adventure movie with a quote from "A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" by Miller and Clark and a text introducing the story "The dweller in the dark".?1
51974/07Not Rated$0.75
Front coverNeal Adams1
Ti:The secret of Skull River!20
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-James Starlin   I/F-Allen Milgrom   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]   Base-John Jakes
Rm:Freely adapted from a plot by John Jakes
Ch:Conan
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:Spell of the dragon8
Cr:W-John Jakes, Val Mayerik   P/L-Val Mayerik   I/F-Dan Adkins, Joe Sinnott   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Brak the Barbarian
Rp:Reprint from Chamber of Chills #2
Ti:The legend of the Lizard Men!16
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-John Buscema   L-Art Simek   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprint from Astonishing Tales (I) #9
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Frontispiece?Steve Gan?
61974/09Explicit Content$0.75
BkCr:EdIntAsi-Christopher Claremont, David Anthony Kraft, Donald F. McGregor   ConsEd-Tony Isabella, Marv Wolfman   E-i-C-Roy Thomas   ArtDir-John Romita Sr.   Dsgn-Marcia Gloster   Prod-Len Grow   Contributing Editor-Gerry Conway, Doug Moench   Director of Circulation-John Ryan   Editor Emeritus-Robert Byrd
Front coverNeal Adams1
Ti:The damnation plague16
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-Tony DeZuniga   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Ti:Fangs of the black orchid!5
Cr:W-[N.G.]   P/L-Al Williamson   I/F-Ralph Mayo   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Rm: Partial reprint
Ch:Jann
Rp:Reprint from Jann of the Jungle #16
Ti:Dragonseed9
Cr:W-Len Wein   P/L-Steve Gan   I/F-Steve Gan   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Marok the Mercilesss
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The night of the looter!15
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-John Buscema   L-Art Simek   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprint from Savage Tales (I) #1
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
FrontispieceKa-Zar fighting a Tyrannosaurus Rex, defending a woman an a man?1
Other artPhoto from a monster movie with text introducing the story "The damnation plague".?1
TextSpecial eleventh-hour announcement (on the last page of the main story)?
Text with art/photosWalk the Savage Land (editorial, picture of Ka-Zar and Zabu by GK)Roy Thomas, Gil Kane1
Text with art/photosThe sword and the road: The Saga of Brak the Barbarian (includes a full-page pin-up of Brak fighting a dragon, defending a bound woman by RN; includes a map of Brak's World)Fred Blosser, Rudy D. Nebres5
Text with art/photosJan -- with one 'N': A review of Otis Adelbert Kline's jungle hero (art by DK)Fred Blosser, David Anthony Kraft1
Text with art/photosPhoto from an old fantasy movie (Neptune and the Argonauts?) with text introducing the story "Dragonseed".?1
71974/11Explicit Content$0.75
BkCr:EdIntAsi-Christopher Claremont, David Anthony Kraft, Donald F. McGregor   Ed-Gerald F. Conway   ConsEd-Tony Isabella, Marv Wolfman   E-i-C-Roy Thomas   ArtDir-John Romita Sr.   Dsgn-Barbara Altman, Marcia Gloster   Prod-Len Grow   Director of Circulation-John Ryan   Editor Emeritus-Robert Byrd
Front coverBoris Vallejo1
Ti:Stalker in a Savage Land17
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-Tony DeZuniga   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Ti:The Unspeakable Shrine 1/210
Cr:W-John Jakes, Doug Moench   P/L-Steve Gan   I/F-Steve Gan   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Rm:There is one additional page with the recap/intro the credits.
Ch:Brak the Barbarian
Ti:The dream temple of Kandu Ra16
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-Crusty Bunkers   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
FrontispieceKa-Zar fighting lion-men, defending a womanAlfredo P. Alcala2
Text with art/photosPhoto from a monster movie with text introducing the story "Stalker in a Savage Land".?1
Text with art/photosCreating a fantasy hero: Jandar of CallistoLin Carter4
Text with art/photosPhoto from a monster movie with text introducing the story "The dream temple of Kandu Ra".?1
Text with art/photosA few word from the editorial "We" (art: a picture of Ka-Zar)Gerald F. Conway1
81975/01  
Front coverSteve Fabian1
Ti:The billion-year war?
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-Tony DeZuniga   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Ti:The Unspeakable Shrine 2/2?
Cr:W-John Jakes, Doug Moench   P/L-Steve Gan   I/F-Steve Gan   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Brak the Barbarian
Ti:??
Cr:?
Rm:Reprint from Jann of the Jungle
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
?Ka-Zar of the pulps!??
91975/03Not Rated$0.75
BkCr:EdIntAsi-David Anthony Kraft, John David Warner   Ed-Gerald F. Conway   ConsEd-Donald F. McGregor, Len Wein   E-i-C-Marv Wolfman   ArtDir-John Romita Sr.   Dsgn-Barbara Altman, Marcia Gloster   Prod-Len Grow   Director of Circulation-John Ryan   Editor Emeritus-Roy Thomas
Front coverMichael William Kaluta1
Ti:Dark island of doom / Beneath the palace of pain35 (17-18)
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-Steve Gan   I/F-Steve Gan   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Ti:The golden blood-beasts of Daka-Jur!15
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway, Carla Joseph-Conway   P/L-The Tribe   I/F-The Tribe   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Shanna the She-Devil
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
FrontispieceKa-Zar and Zabu fighting a dinaosaur holding a women in its clawsMichael Zeck1
Text with art/photosLo, this Savage Source! (art: picture of Shanna, Ka-Zar and Zabu)?1
101975/05  
Front coverBoris Vallejo1
Ti:Requiem for a haunted man?
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-Russ Heath   I/F-Crusty Bunkers   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Ti:Blood purge!?
Cr:W-Carla Joseph-Conway   P/L-Ross Andru   I/F-Vincent Colletta   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Shanna the She-Devil
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Frontispiece?Rick J. Bryant?
?The running of LadyhoundJohn Jakes, Rick J. Bryant, Michael Whelan?
111975/07Not Rated$0.75
BkCr:AsoEd-John David Warner   Ed-Archie Goodwin   ConsEd-Len Wein   E-i-C-Marv Wolfman   Dsgn-Barbara Altman, Nora Maclin   Prod-Len Grow   Editor Emeritus-Roy Thomas   Circulation-Tom Montemarano
Front coverMichael Whelan1
Ti:Marauder in a cage of time34
Cr:W-Doug Moench   P/L-Steve Gan   I/F-Rico Rival   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Ti:Tales of the Savage Land: Intruder!10
Cr:W-Archie Goodwin   P/L-Russ Heath   I/F-Russ Heath   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
FrontispieceKa-Zar and Zabu posing before a mountain (and maybe the setting sun)Sandy Plunkett1
Text with art/photosFactful features and fantastic frivolity formed and fermented from frugal-minded armadilloes! (art is from the story "Intruder")Russ Heath1
Savage Tales Annual (Featuring Ka-Zar) (1975) Save link
1Sum1975  
Front cover?1
Ti:A day of tigers!?
Cr:W-Roy Thomas   P/L-Gil Kane   I/F-Frank Giacoia   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprint from Astonishing Tales (I) #11
Ti:Dragonseed?
Cr:W-Len Wein   P/L-Steve Gan   I/F-Steve Gan   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Marok the Mercilesss
Rp:Reprint from Savage Tales (I) #6
Ti:Back to the Savage Land?
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Sam Grainger   L-Art Simek   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprint from Astonishing Tales (I) #3
Ti:The sun god!?
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Sam Grainger   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprint from Astonishing Tales (I) #4
Ti:Rampage!?
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-Barry Windsor-Smith   I/F-Frank Giacoia   L-Mike Stevens   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ka-Zar
Rp:Reprint from Astonishing Tales (I) #5
Ti:Dark tomorrow?
Cr:W-Gerald F. Conway   P/L-Gray Morrow   I/F-Gray Morrow   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.A.]
Rp:Reprint from Savage Tales (I) #2