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Conan the Barbarian #101
Conan the Barbarian Vol 1 101
Date: Aug, 1979
Cover: John Buscema
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Ernie Chan
Colorist: George Roussos
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Editor: Roy Thomas
Title: "The Devil Has Many Legs!"

Major CharactersEdit

  • Conan (Last appearance in CB-100; next appearance in CB-102).

Minor CharactersEdit

  • Yorubo (First appearance; dies in this issue). Bramula tribesman
  • Bramula tribemembers Shangu, Mulla (First appearance for all; next appearance in CB-102); Shangu and Mulla named.
  • Felida (First appearance; next appearance in CB-102). Wife of Yorubo.

LocationsEdit

  • The Black Kingdoms

Time FrameEdit

  • A day

SynopsisEdit

Conan cooks some game by a fire and thinks about Belit when he is attacked by a dozen warriors. Although Conan acquits himself well, he is captured and while one of the warriors, Yorubo, wants to kill him then and there, since Conan killed the war chief, he must be taken before the tribal council. Conan is tied to a stake as the tribe commences with several rituals, but when Yorubo, who has been baiting Conan the entire time, finally gets frustrated with his inability to have Conan quickly executed, attacks another tribal member, Mulla, Conan breaks free and challenges Yorubo to combat. A log is laid over a pit and a freshly killed rabbit tossed inside, which lures out a monstrous spider. The two combatants, armed with spears, stand on the log with the hungry spider waiting below. The two begin to fight and Conan gains the upper hand, tripping Yorubo into the pit. By pure luck, he lands on the spider's back and as the creature tries to get the man off of him, Yorubu's wife leaps into the pit with a dagger to save her husband. Conan, willing to let Yorubo die does not feel the same about the woman, and jumps down, stabbing the spider with his spear. After a brief battle he slays the spider and the tribesman proclaim him their new war-chief. A furious Yorubo attacks Conan, and in the struggle is killed. His widow, Felida, is given to Conan and he is made leader of the tribe. That night, Felida stands over Conan with a dagger, but cannot bring herself to use it.


ReprintedEdit

  • Conan Saga #96
  • The Chronicles of Conan 13 - Whispering Shadows and Other Stories
Conan Chronology
Previous Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #100
Conan the Barbarian #101 Next Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #102
Conan the Barbarian
Previous Issue:
Conan the Barbarian #100
Conan the Barbarian #101 Next Issue:
Conan the Barbarian #102

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