Wednesday, 18 April 2012

1975: SAVAGE SWORD ON CONAN WEEKLY

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN marked a few firsts for the fledgling Annex of Ideas:
1.  It was the first M-UK comic book not based on a Marvel-created character.  Opening the way for PLANET OF THE APES, STAR WARS WEEKLY and the myriad of toy and media-based licensed titles in the eighties.
2.  It was the first M-UK comic not built around superheroes.
3.  It was the first significant failure for the company, axed (ahem) after a mere 18 weeks, hastily merged with (somewhat improbably) THE AVENGERS (from issue 95).

Despite this early disaster, Conan went on to enjoy considerable success in the UK in a variety of titles.  But we'll get to that...
ISSUE 1
8 March 1975

Issue 1 editorial.

ISSUE 2
15 March 1975

ISSUE 3
22 March 1975

ISSUE 4
29 March 1975

ISSUE 5
5 April 1975


ISSUE 6
12 April 1975

ISSUE 7
19 April 1975

ISSUE 8
26 April 1975

ISSUE 9
3 May 1975

ISSUE 10
10 May 1975

ISSUE 11
17 May 1975

ISSUE 12
24 May 1975

ISSUE 13
31 May 1975

ISSUE 14
7 June 1975

ISSUE 15
14 June 1975

ISSUE 16
21 June 1975

ISSUE 17
28 June 1975

ISSUE 18
5 July 1975

Final issue.


THE AVENGERS
ISSUE 95
12 July 1975

First merged issue.

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