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Savage Sword of Conan #222
Ssoc 222
Date: June, 1994
Cover: Fred Harper
Writer: Various
Penciller: Various
Inker: Various
Colorist: {{{colorist}}}
Letterer: Various
Editor: Richard Ashford
Title: "The Coming of Conan"
"The Haunters of Terror Tower"

The Coming of Conan[]

Writer: Roy Thomas
Artist: John Buscema
Letterer: John Costanza

Major Characters[]

Minor Characters[]

  • Olav the Aesir (First appearance; dies in this issue).
  • Sharkosh the Shaman (First appearance; dies in this issue).
  • Gondur, Volff, Hothar (First appearance; all die in this issue). Vanir men.
  • Tara (First appearance; no further apperance to date). Demonness.


  • Vanaheim

Time Frame[]

  • One day


Conan assists the Aesir leader Olav in fending off three Vanir. The Vanir leader, Volff, discovers a cave where Sharkosh the Shaman, through the power of his magical Star Stone, agrees to help Volff in return for Conan's body. Sharkosh's demons attack and kill the Aesir and capture Conan. Sharkosh's handmaiden, Tara, reveals to Conan the source of Sharkoth's power, and, escaping his cage, Conan shatters the stone while Sharkoth is in communion with it, revealing the future destiny of Conan and mankind. Conan flees the caves with Tara as the entire mountain explodes. Tara reveals herself to be a demon from the dimension of the Star Stone and she is pulled back to her home plane as Conan wanders off, contemplating the future he was shown.


  • This is a retelling of CB-1. The text is the same, but the art is new.

Conan Chronology
Previous Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #31 Flashback
Conan the Barbarian #1 Next Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #2

The Haunters of Terror Tower[]

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