Sunday, May 27, 2012

King Conan #1 (March 1980)

Title: The Witch of the Mists
Cover: John Buscema, Ernie Chan
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: John Buscema
Inker: Ernie Chan
Colorist: George Roussos
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Editor: Roy Thomas
Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Price: $0.75
Cover Date: March 1980
Release Date: December 1979
Synopsis: Marvel released its third Conan title in March 1980 as it added King Conan to a roster that already included the Conan The Barbarian comic and The Savage Sword of Conan magazine. The new title chronicled the later of adventures of Conan after taking the throne and was renamed Conan the King starting with issue #20.  In this fantasy-filled first issue, Conan faces the Hyperborean witch Louhi and Thoth-Amon.  The witch lures Conan’s son Conn into a trap and brings the prince back to her Citadel of Pohiola where she imprisons him. She makes a human sacrifice to summon Thoth-Amon and is surprised to learn that the ancient and powerful sorcerer is actually afraid of Conan. Louhi ignores Thoth-Amon’s advice to kill Conan immediately when he follows her witch men’s trail to the citadel, reuniting him with his son and giving the two the opportunity to fight their way to freedom.

Source: Kraalo Archives, Marvel Universe Appendix, MarvelWikia

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