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Savage Sword of Conan #176
Ssoc 176
Date: August, 1990
Cover: Earl Norem
Writer: various
Penciller: Various
Inker: Various
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Editor: Mike Rockwitz
Title: "The Three Deaths of Conan

The Eye of the Storm[]


Writer: Chuck Dixon & Gary Kwapisz
Artists: Gary Kwapisz, Neil Hansen, Flint Henry, Timothy Truman

Major Characters[]

Minor Characters[]

  • Unnamed seer (First appearance; dies in this issue). Kothian wizard.


  • Southern Koth, in the Flaming Mountains.

Time Frame[]

  • One or two days.


Conan, searching for the Prism of Khorshemish, pushes his way through the Flaming Mountains and comes across a spooky castle. Inside, a very creepy and insnae collector of human heads magically binds Conan and tells his fortune by drawing four cards, one of which will be Conan's true destiny. The first card shows Conan's life as a slave, betrayed by a witch-woman, and killed by monsters in a gladiatorial pit. The second card shows Conan at sea, surviving a shipwreck, but ultimately dying in the tentacles of a sea-demon, turned into a mindless zombie. A third card has Conan torn apart by a horde of undead. While the seer revels in telling the barbarian his fate, he doesn't notice Conan managing to flex his arm and gain the strength to hurl a dagger at the wizard, killing him. Conan can't resist looking at the final card,and chuckles when he sees himself as a king.


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Savage Sword of Conan #189
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Conan the Barbarian #17

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