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Conan the Adventurer #5
Cta 05
Date: October, 1994
Cover: Rafael Kayanan
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Rafael Kayanan
Inker: Rafael Kayanan
John Floyd (pp 1-11, 13)
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Richard Ashford
Title: "The Woman Who Walks Alone"
"The Hyperborean Age"

Major Characters[]

  • Conan (Previous appearance CA-4; next appearance CA-6).

Minor Characters[]

  • Sabba and his brother assassins (First appearance; one dies in this issue).
  • Welyn (First appearance; perviously chronological appearance in backup of Conan the Adventurer #9; next appearance CA-12). A witch,


  • Potrebia, a city in Brythunia.

Time Frame[]

  • One evening.


Conan interrupts a trio of assassins plying their trade on a black-cloaked woman. Conan and the woman fight them off, but Conan is shocked to discover the woman has the plague. Conan is told to get out of the city by the authorities. The woman taunts Conan with knowledge of mysterious people he has encounterd, all searching for amulet fragments. She leads Conan to her hovel and shows him a small doll with his visage. Suspicious, Conan tears off the woman's cloak and sees her body covered in tattoos and crawling with imp-like demons. Conan goes to retrieve a small chest that she claims will rid her of her curse, but that chest contains another impish demon guarding the antidote, and it attaches itself to Conan. Conan gives the chest to the woman, Welyn, and races back to the city hoping the demon will attach itself to one of weaker stamina, which is it does. Conan, tired of sorcery, vows to leave the area immediately.


  • Andamo is refered to as Andamu and Andamos in the course of this issue.
  • This issue has a 5 page back-up called "The Hyperborean Age" (W : Roy Thomas; P : Audeyn Newman; I : Rey Garcia; L : John Costanza) which is a rough representation of Robert E. Howard's text.

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Conan the Adventurer #4
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Conan the Adventurer #6

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