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Conan the Barbarian Vol 1 #1 Oct, 1970 The coming of Conan Cover artist: Barry Windsor-Smith Writer: Roy Thomas Penciler: Barry Windsor-Smith Inker: Dan Adkins Colors: Mimi Gold Letters: Sam Rosen Why is this issue important? Where to start? The idea of licensed characters in comics was a relatively new concept when this issue came out. Conan #1 smashed its way onto the scene and for many this issue begins the Bronze age of comics. A time for more adult themes and a resurgence of the sword and sorcery genre begins with this all important issue. Great work by Smith and Thomas also make this book a lasting key and a important milestone in funny books. Page 13