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Conan the Barbarian #11
Ctb 011
Date: November, 1971
Cover: Barry Smith
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Barry Smith
Inker: Sam Buscema
Colorist: Barry Smith
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Editor: Stan Lee
Title: "Rogues in the House"

Major Characters[]

  • Conan (Last appearance in CB-10; next appearance in CB-12).

Minor Characters[]

  • Jenna (Previous appearance CB-10; next appearance CB-118).
  • Ch'unda (First and only appearance to date). Corinthian jailer.
  • Aron (Previous appearance CB-10; dies in this issue). Corinthian captain.
  • Athicus (First appearance; dies in this issue). Corinthian jailer.
  • Murilo (First appearance; next appearance in CB-52). Corinthian lord.
  • Sivraj (First and only appearance to date). Murilo's servant.
  • Igon (Previous appearance CB-10; dies in this issue).
  • Nabonidus (Previous appearance CB-10; dies in this issue).


  • Corinthia.

Time Frame[]

  • A few days.


Part 1: Rogues in the House
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.
Part 2: The Talons of Thak
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 prierst 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 Chronology
Previous Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #10
Conan the Barbarian #11 Next Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #12

Conan the Barbarian
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Conan the Barbarian #10
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Conan the Barbarian #12