This article is about a short story. For the protagonist and principal character, see Conan the Barbarian
"Black Tears" is a short story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. It was first published by Lancer Books in the paperback collection Conan the Wanderer (1968), which was reprinted several times, first by Lancer and later by Ace Books through 1982. It has since been published by Orbit Books in the omnibus paperback collection The Conan Chronicles 2 (1990).
The story was adapted by Roy Thomas and Ernie Chan in issue #35, cover-dated November 1978, of the Marvel Comics magazine series The Savage Sword of Conan. The Thomas/Buscema tale was later reprinted in the 2008 Dark Horse Comics trade paperback The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 3.