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Savage Sword of Conan #153
Ssoc 153
Date: October, 1988
Cover: Earl Norem
Writer: Various
Penciller: Various
Inker: Various
Letterer: Various
Editor: Craig Anderson
Title: "Blood on the Sand"

Blood on the Sand[]



Writer: Jim Owsley
Penciler: Luke McDonnell
Inker: Armando Gil
Letterer: Diana Albers

Major Characters[]

  • Conan (Previous chronological appearance in CB-35; next chronological appearance in CB-36).
  • Red Sonja (Previous chronological appearance in CB-24; next chronological appearance in second story of SSOC-187).

Minor Characters[]

  • Various members of Red Sonja's company; Melnek is named first and only appearance).


  • The Hyrkanian steppes, on the road to Turan.

Time Frame[]

  • Less than an hour.


Conan and Sonja are in the midst of a "friendly" swordfight. Conan, and perhaps Sonja, keep imagining what would happen when Conan wins (and it involves some hot, hot barbarian loving). Conan had rode into their camp after hearing rumors that Sonja was uniting local thieves. He offers a bag of gold if she defeats him, and fully intends to take her up on her vow to be taken by the first man who defeats her in battle. The two spar, somewhat half-heatedly, when Conan takes the game a little to far by pinning her down with him on top. Sonja gets a second wind and sounly defeats Conan, who offers his bag of gold. Sonja refuses, saying that he just doesn't understand. Conan, extremely confused about women, rides away.



Conan Saga #73

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Conan the Barbarian #35
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Previous Appearance:
Savage Sword of Conan #153 Next Appearance:
Savage Sword of Conan #187

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