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Conan the Barbarian #35
Ctb 035
Date: February, 1974
Cover: Gil Kane
Ernie Chau
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Ernie Chua
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Roy Thomas
Title: "The Hell-Spawn of Kara-Shehr.Mispelled "The Hell-Spawn of Kara-Shera,on the cover.

Major Characters[]

Minor Characters[]

  • Bourtai (Previous appearance CB-34; dies in this issue).
  • Kai Shaah (Previous appearance CB-27; dies in this issue).
  • Various bandits (First and only appearance to date).


  • The desert west of Khitai and the abandonded city Kara-Shehr.

Time Frame[]

  • One day.


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.


  • Adapted from the novel Flame Winds by Norvell Page.
  • The cover mistakenly calls the title The Hell Spawn of Kara Sherra.


Conan Chronology
Previous Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #34
Conan the Barbarian #35 Next Appearance:
Savage Sword of Conan #153

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