Savage Sword of Conan 6
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Date: June, 1975
Cover: Alex Nino
Writer: Various
Penciller: Various
Inker: Various
Letterer: Various
Editor: Roy Thomas
Title: "The Sleeper Beneath the Sands"
"People of the Dark"

The Sleeper Beneath the Sands[edit | edit source]

People of the Dark[edit | edit source]

Creators[edit | edit source]

  • Writer: Roy Thomas
  • Artist: Alex Nino
  • Letterer:

Major Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Conan (Last chronological appearance CA-1; next chronological appearance in the second story of SSOC-83). Conan has "not yet seen fifteen snows," though he is fifteen years old.

Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Tamera (First appearance; last chronological appearance CA-1; dies in this issue).
  • Gaeric (First appearance; last chronological appearance CA-1; dies in this issue).

Location[edit | edit source]

  • Cimmeria

Time Frame[edit | edit source]

  • A few hours

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Immediately after the Battle of Venarium, Conan stalks through the streets and spies Tamera and Gaeric, her lover. As the men fight, Tamera steals away into a nearby cave. The men briefly put aside their differences when they hear Tamera's terrified scream. The men separate and Conan eventually stumbles across a black altar with Tamera and Gaeric bound to it. A race of reptile/spider/humanoid creatures are planning to sacrifice them. Conan frees them and they escape through the caverns to a waterfall, where they split up again. The creatures chase Tamera and Gaeric to one side of the falls, and they fight and fall to their deaths, while Conan, safe on the opposite bank, escapes the other way.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This story is told from the perspective of Jim O'Brien, who falls into the caverns in modern times and "relives" Conan's experiences.

Conan Chronology
Previous Appearance:
Conan the Adventurer #1
Savage Sword of Conan #6 Next Appearance:
Savage Sword of Conan #83
Savage Sword of Conan
Previous Issue:
Savage Sword of Conan #5
Savage Sword of Conan #6 Next Issue:
Savage Sword of Conan #7
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