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Conan the Barbarian #76
Ctb 076
Date: July, 1977
Cover: Gil Kane
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciller: John Buscema
Inker: Ernie Chan
Colorist: George Roussos
Letterer: John Costanza
Editor: Roy Thomas
Title: "Swordless in Stygia"

Major CharactersEdit

  • Conan (Last appearance in CB-75; next appearance in CB-77).
  • Belit (Last appearance in CB-75; next appearance in CB-77).

Minor CharactersEdit

  • Neftha (Last appearance in CB-75; next appearance in CB-77).
  • Kamut, Teti, Ator, Montu (Harakht hawk-riders; many appeared last in CB-75).
  • Hor-Neb (First appearance; next appearance in CB-77). Harakht king.
  • Mer-Ath (First appearance; next appearance in CB-77). High Priest of Harakht.
  • Gol-Thir (First appearance; next appearance in CB-77). Giant servant of Hor-Neb.
  • Ah-Men (First appearance; dies in this issue). Archer.


  • Harakht.

Time FrameEdit

  • One day.


Conan scrounges for the haw head gear of the warrior he killed and makes his way to the walls of Harakht. Meanwhile, Belit and Neftha are brought to Harakht's king, Hor-Neb, whose interest in Belit is cut short by the arrival of his brother, priest and co-ruler Mer-Ath, who desires Belit for his temple. Hor-Neb prevails, and Mer-Ath takes Neftha as the disguised Conan approaches and enters the gates. Mer-Ath explains to Neftha the precarious position of Harakht as an independent city in Stygia's midst, and how the giant hawks, found in the proximity of a fallen green star-rock, have helped keep the city safe, though Mer-Ath fears the recent acts piracy by his brother will bring Luxur's wrath on the city. Their conversation is interrupted by the sounds of battle below - Conan has been discovered. Seeing him from Hor-Neb's tower, Belit calls to him, and attempts an escape herself, while Conan scales the city's buildings and walls, killing many, ultimately toppling a giant hawk statue on his pursuers. He is finally stopped by Hor-Neb, who holds Belit prisoner, forcing Conan to surrender. Hor-Neb offers to let them go if the Black Corsairs work for him, but Belit and Conan refuse, and Conan is pushed into the Pit of Shadows, a hole that leads to a dungeon containing both the green star-rock...and an enraged giant...



  • Conan Saga #89
  • Chronicles of Conan Volume 10: When Giants Walk the Earth and Other Stories

Conan Chronology
Previous Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #75
Conan the Barbarian #76 Next Appearance:
Conan the Barbarian #77

Conan the Barbarian
Previous Issue:
Conan the Barbarian #75
Conan the Barbarian #76 Next Issue:
Conan the Barbarian #77

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