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Appearing in "Beware the Wrath of Anu!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #10.

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Other Characters:

  • Mitra (Invoked)
  • Anu (Mentioned)
  • King of the city (Mentioned)
  • Crom (Invoked)
  • Gorda (First appearance)

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  • Silver Spiral (First appearance)
  • Golden skulls (First appearance)
  • Dagger-belt (First appearance)
  • Priest of Anu's amulet (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Beware the Wrath of Anu!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #10.

Conan and Jenna reach a Corinthian city-state, but run into some trouble trying to enter. The guards are distracted by a patrol chasing a pair of thieves, and when Conan gets in the way of their arrows, they turn their wrath on him. He is saved in turn by the thieves, as they help him escape onto the roofs, unfortunately leaving Jenna behind, though they first tell her to meet them at the Temple of Amu. It turns out one of the thieves is Burgan, whom Conan briefly allied with in the lost city Lanjau. Burgan, Conan and the third man, Igon, visit the temple of Anu, the priest of which had hired the thieves to rob the Red Temple. Conan reunites with Jenna, and decides to help Burgan on his thieving runs, always staying one step ahead of Captain Aron. Finally, the duo targets the secret ruler of the city, the Red Priest Nabonidus. Meanwhile, Captain Aron traces the thieves back to the Temple of Anu, and the priest there reveals Nabonidus to be the next victim. Aron sets a trap and Burgan is captured. Igon, more interested in Jenna, doesn't seem to care his partner is imprisoned and refuses to help Conan break him out. Burgan is hanged, but Conan notes Aron meeting with the priest in the window of the Temple of Anu. Angered beyond belief, Conan confronts the priest, who summons Anu himself - a red humanoid bull-god. The priest is protected from Anu's rage by as amulet, but loses that protection when Conan snatches the amulet from around the priest's neck. Anu goes on a rampage, growing larger and larger until it takes the priest in hand and crushes him. Turning wraith-like, Anu grows hundreds of feet tall and vanishes into the heavens. The priest, near death, is helped along by a blow from Conan's sword. Conan returns to the gallows, slits the throat of the guard, cuts down his friend's body, burns the scaffold to the ground, and buries Burgun outside the town.

Appearing in "Rogues in the House / The Talons of Thak"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #11.

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Supporting Characters:

  • Murilo (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)

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Other Characters:

  • Priest of Anu (Mentioned)
  • Anu (Mentioned)
  • Bull of Anu (Referenced)
  • Athicus (First appearance)
  • Sivraj (First appearance)
  • Mitra (Invoked)
  • Red Priest's men (Only in flashback)
    • Joka (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Only in flashback)
  • Ishtar (Invoked)
  • Crom (Invoked)

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Synopsis for "Rogues in the House / The Talons of Thak"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #11.

Part 1: Rogues in the House Conan sits in chains in a Corinthian jail, betrayed by Jenna. Murilo, a Corinthian lord comes to the jail with an offer to free the barbarian if he kills Nabonidus, the secret head of the city, as the lord is concerend with the Red Priest's pillaging ways. The plan hits a snag when Murilo's agent in the jail, Athicus, is imprisoned himself. Murilo decides to take matters into his own hands and deal with the Red Priest himself. Meanwhile, Conan escapes on his own, seeking vengeance on Jenna. He finds and kills Igon on the way, then throws Jenna off the roof into the steaming garbage in the alley. He then turns his sights on Nabonidus

Part 2: The Talons of Thak Conan sneaks onto the priest's grounds, narrowly avoiding trapped sewer tunnels and encounters Murilo, who has been sneaking through the sewer tunnels himself after confronting Nabonidus and discovering the priest is in reality a brutish ape-monster. Further investigation in the tunnels finds the unconscious body of Nabonidus himself. The priest comes to and explains that the creature Murilo encountered was Thak, an ape-man captured as a cub by Nabonidus to be a servant. Thak began to get ambitions of his own and cold-cocked his master, taking his place on the throne. Conan also discovers that Murilo is not as noble as he seems, as he had been selling state secrets. The three rogues go to confront Thak and observe him through two-way mirrors rampaging through the house. Eventually, the men are trapped in a locked room as Thak storms at them. Conan and Murilo manage to slay the giant beast. Nabonidus takes the opportunity to try and sneak away, but is slain by a thrown dagger from Conan. Conan decides to leave Corinthia entirely.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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