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Conan the Barbarian #74
Ctb 74
Date: May, 1977
Cover: Gil Kane
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Ernie Chan
Colorist: George Roussos
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Editor: Roy Thomas
Title: "The Battle at the Black Walls!"

Major Characters[]

  • Conan (Last appearance in CB-73; next appearance in CB-75).
  • Belit (Last appearance in CB-73; next appearance in CB-75).
  • Thoth-Amon (Last appearance in CB-68; next appearance in CB-89).

Minor Characters[]

  • Belit's crew (Many appeared last in CB-73; many appear next in CB-91).
  • M'Gora (Last appearance in ??; next appearance in CB-91).
  • Neftha (First appearance; next appearance in CB-75).


  • Off the coast of Stygia and the port city of Khemi.

Time Frame[]

  • A week. It has been six years since the events of CB-2.


Conan is visited in his dreams by Thoth-Amon, who warns the barbarian against rescuing Belit's father. Conan remains defiant, even though the sorceror shows Conan a vision of the Tigress engulfed in flames as a result of Conan and Belit's quest. Going topside, Conan greets a brooding Belit but their conversation is interrupted by the sighting of a Stygian ship. Belit and Conan's crew easily take and burn the ship, seeking information and secrets on the Stygian capital of Luxur. The Stygians refuse to help, one even committing suicide before he reveals information, but a slave girl, Neftha, freed by the pirates agrees to show them how to get into the royal palace. A large contingent of Belit's crew row into the port city of Khemi, which is unguarded due to a festival honoring Set. The pirates quickly begin burning the warships of the Stygians, and in the chaos that occurs, M'Gora takes the bulk of the pirates back to the Tigress while Conan, Belit and Neftha remain behind in the city to begin the trek to Luxur...



  • Conan Saga #89
  • Chronicles of Conan Volume 10: When Giants Walk the Earth and Other Stories

Conan Chronology
Previous Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #73
Conan the Barbarian #74 Next Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #75

Conan the Barbarian
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