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Savage Tales #1
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Date: May, 1971
Cover: John Buscema
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: Barry Smith
Inker: Barry Smith
Editor: Roy Thomas
Title: "The Frost Giant's Daughter"

Frost Giant's Daughter[]

Major Characters[]

Minor Characters[]

  • Hymdul and his men (First and only appearance to date; all die in this issue). Vanir warriors.
  • Horsha, Niord, and the Aesir (First appearance for all; some, including Niord, appear next in CB-109). Aesir mercenaries.
  • Atali and her brothers (First appearance; the brothers die in this issue). Ymir's children.


  • Vanaheim.

Time Frame[]

  • A few hours.


Conan, now a member of an Aesir war party, is just finishing off a band of Vanir in the snowy plains, but soon stumbles and falls due to his injuries. A beautiful, scantily clad maiden appears to him, and when she tempts him a little too much, he chases her lustily towards the mountains, knowing she might be luring him to an ambush. When her frost giant brothers appear, he swiftly deals with them and continues his chase, finally catching her. She prays to her father, the god Ymir, to save her, and she vanishes in a flash of blue light. Conan collapses, and is rescued by his Aesir companions, who, while they don't entirely believe his story, are disquieted with the remnants of a dress Conan holds in his hand...



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  • The Savage Sword of Conan Volume One

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