Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword (Dark Horse Comics)

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Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword
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Publication information
PublisherDark Horse Comics
ScheduleSporadic
GenreAnthology
Publication dateDecember 2010 – April 2015

Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword was an anthology comic published by Dark Horse Comics showcasing the exploits of Howard's heroes in new adventures and restored reprints of classic tales. All contents were based on or inspired by the works of Robert E. Howard. The series ended with issue number 10.

Publishing history[edit]

Issues[edit]

Issue Date Titles Featured Series Format Story Art Color Cover
1 December 22, 2010[1] Conan and the Jewels of Hesterm (Part One) Conan New comic Paul Tobin Wellinton Alves Michael Atiyen Esad Ribic
John Silent: The Earthbound Dead Solomon Kane New comic Scott Allie Ben Dewey Dave Stewart
Six Guns and Scimitars: The Wild West in the Middle East El Borak New short story Mark Finn Tim Bradstreet N/A
Dark Agnes: Storytelling (Part One) Dark Agnes New comic Marc Andreyko Robert Atkins (pencils)
Rebecca Buchman (inks)
Michelle Madsen
Worms of the Earth Bran Mak Morn Reprint comic Roy Thomas Barry Windsor-Smith
& Tim Conrad
Jim Campbell
2 May 25, 2011[2] El Borak: The Incident at Hakim's Rest El Borak New comic Mark Finn Greg Scott Grant Goleash Tim Bradstreet
& Grant Goleash
Dark Agnes: Storytelling (Part Two) Dark Agnes New comic Marc Andreyko Robert Atkins (pencils)
Rebecca Buchman (inks)
Michelle Madsen
Sailor Steve Costigan: A New Game for Costigan Sailor Steve Costigan New comic Joe Casey Pop Mhan José Villarrubia
Sea Curse The Faring Town Saga Reprint short story Robert E. Howard Tim Seeley N/A
The Valley of the Worm James Allison Reprint comic Ron Thomas
& Gerry Conway
Gil Kane (pencils)
Ernie Chua (inks)
Dan Jackson
Conan and the Jewels of Hesterm (Part Two) Conan New comic Paul Tobin Wellinton Alves Michael Atiyen
3 October 19, 2011[3] Conan and the Jewels of Hesterm (Part Three) Conan New comic Paul Tobin Wellinton Alves Michael Atiyen Gerald Parel
The Sonora Kid: Knife, Bullet, and Noose (Part One) The Sonora Kid New comic Jeremy Barlow Tony Parker Brian Miller
Brule: The Spear and the Siren (Part One) Brule New comic David Lapham Fabio Cobiaco Dan Jackson
Steve Harrison: Pinot Noir Steve Harrison New comic Joshua Williamson Patric Reynolds Dan Jackson
Kull: The Vale of Shadow (Part One) Kull Reprint comic Alan Zelenetz Tony de Zuniga Michael Heisler
4 March 14, 2012[4] Brule: The Spear and the Siren (Part Two) Brule New comic David Lapham Fabio Cobiaco Dan Jackson Cary Nord
& Dave Stewart
The Sonora Kid: Knife, Bullet, and Noose (Part Two) The Sonora Kid New comic Jeremy Barlow Tony Parker Brian Miller
Conan: White Death Conan New comic Pete Doree Sean Phillips
The Thing on the Roof Cthulhu Mythos New comic Dave Land M.S. Corley
Kull: The Vale of Shadow (Part Two) Kull Reprint comic Alan Zelenetz Tony de Zuniga Michael Heisler
5 August 15, 2012[5] Bran Mak Morn: Men of the Shadows (Part One) Bran Mak Morn New comic Ian Edginton Richard Pace Moose Baumann Raymond Swanland
In the Forest of Villefere De Montour New comic Steve Niles Chris Mitten Michelle Madsen
King Conan: Two Birds... Conan New comic Howard Chaykin Jesus Aburto
Dark Agnes: Sword Woman (Part One) Dark Agnes New comic Paul Tobin Francesco Francavilla
Kings of the Night Bran Mak Morn
/ Kull
Reprint comic Roy Thomas David Wenzel Jim Campbell
6 November 27, 2013[6] Conan: Sargasso of Sand Conan New comic John Jackson Miller Philip Tan Jason Paz and Moose Baumann Francesco Francavilla
Dark Agnes: Sword Woman (Part Two) Dark Agnes New comic Paul Tobin Aaron McConnell
Bran Mak Morn: Men of the Shadows (Part Two) Bran Mak Morn New comic Ian Edginton Richard Pace Moose Baumann
Conan: Demons of the Summit Conan Reprint comic Roy Thomas

(Adapted from Björn Nyberg)

Tony de Zuniga Jim Campbell
Conan: Child of Sorcery Conan Reprint comic Roy Thomas

(Adapted from Christy Marx)

Ernie Chan Jim Campbell
7 January 29, 2014[7] Dark Agnes: Sword Woman (Part Three) Dark Agnes New comic Paul Tobin Aaron McConnell Nic Klein
Breckinridge Elkins: Mountain Man (Part One) Breckinridge Elkins New comic Gary Chaloner
Bran Mak Morn: Men of the Shadows (Part Three) Bran Mak Morn New comic Ian Edginton Richard Pace Moose Baumann
Conan: The Bargain Conan New comic Jai Nitz Kevin MacGuire Rosemary Cheetham
Island of Pirates' Doom Valeria Reprint comic Roy Thomas John Buscema &

Danny Bulanadi

Jim Campbell
8 June 11, 2014[8] Solomon Kane: Maid of Winter's Night Solomon Kane New comic Dan Jolley John Nadeau Philip Tan &

Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Daily Hyborean Life Conan New comic John Arcudi Franck Biancarelli
Conrad and Kirowan: A Book and its Cover (Part One) Conrad and Kirowan New comic Paul Tobin Alberto Alburquerque Montse Martín
Breckinridge Elkins: Mountain Man (Part Two) Breckinridge Elkins New comic Gary Chaloner
The Tower of the Elephant Conan Reprint comic Roy Thomas John Buscema &

Alfredo Alcala

Moose Baumann
9 September 24, 2014[9] Conan: Den of the Pleasure Goddess Conan New comic Jim Mitchell Freddie Williams II Ariel Olvetti
Sailor Steve Costigan: Paper Tiger Sailor Steve Costigan New comic Arie Kaplan Douglas Franchin Aris Aguiar
Conrad and Kirowan: A Book and its Cover (Part Two) Conrad and Kirowan New comic Paul Tobin Alberto Alburquerque Montse Martín
Breckinridge Elkins: Mountain Man (Part Three) Breckinridge Elkins New comic Gary Chaloner
Conan: Black Colossus Conan Reprint comic Roy Thomas John Buscema &

Alfredo Alcala

Jim Campbell
10 April 1, 2015[10] Conan: Night of the Wolves Conan New comic John Ostrander Andy Kuhn Nick Filardi Benjamin Carré
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (Part One) Black Turlogh New comic Alex de Campi Marc Laming Warren Wucinich
Solomon Kane: The Sea Dog's Tale Solomon Kane New comic Ron Marz Rich Clark
Demon in a Silvered Glass Kull Reprint comic Doug Moench John Bolton Jim Campbell

Collections[edit]

Volume Collects Cover Published ISBN
1 From Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #1-4:
  • Conan and the Jewels of Hesterm
  • John Silent: The Earthbound Dead
  • Six Guns and Scimitars: The Wild West in the Middle East
  • El Borak: The Incident at Hakim's Rest
  • Dark Agnes: Storytelling
  • Sailor Steve Costigan: A New Game for Costigan
  • Sea Curse
  • The Sonora Kid: Knife, Bullet, and Noose
  • Brule: The Spear and the Siren
  • Steve Harrison: Pinot Noir
  • The Thing on the Roof
  • Conan: White Death
Gerald Parel January 9, 2013 978-1-61655-075-2[11]
2 From Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5-8 Raymond Swanland January 21, 2015 978-1-61655-680-8[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #1". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #2". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #3". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #4". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #6". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #7". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #8". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #9". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #10". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword Volume 1 TPB". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword TPB Vol. 2". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 1 April 2019.