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identified. It is possible that the series went beyond 11, but that has not yet been confirmed. The latest issue that has been positively identified for the 1965-66 series is #53, though Jim Van Hise once posted on the REH Forum that he had seen a #60 sell on eBay. No copy of the first issues of either the 1958 series or the 1965 series have ever been shown publicly. Again the internet has made our knowledge of rare collectibles grow rapidly in just a few years and has help shed new light on this old mystery of the strange Mexican Conan comics. La Reina de la Costa Negra #10 front cover (Joma 1965) La Reina de la Costa Negra #10 back cover (1965) La Reina de la Costa Negra #44 (Joma 1966) La Reina de la Costa Negra #11 (Joma 1965) La Reina de la Costa Negra #13 (Joma 1965) La Reina de la Costa Negra #20 (Joma 1966) Bibliography Bacon, Jonathon. Ixion Unbound 5, compiled in REHupa 21, ed. Jonathon Bacon. May 1976. 1-38. Print. Blosser, Fred. "The Other Queen of the Black Coast." The Savage Sword of Conan 26. January, 1978. 42-46. Print. Herman, Paul. The Neverending Hunt. Rockville: Wildside Press, 2006. Print. Lord, Glenn. The Last Celt. West Kingston: Donald Grant, 1976. Print. Menville, Douglas. "Conan the Conquistador." The Savage Sword of Conan 44. September, 1979. 52-57. Print. Wells, Paul. "Sword and Sorcery in the Comics, Part 1." Alter Ego Vol. 3, No. 80. August, 2008. 3-36. Print. Jeffrey Shanks is an archaeologist and historian with a avid interest in popular culture and pulp fiction. He has published a number of popular and scholarly articles on Robert E. Howard and Conan, including a recent contribution to the essay collection Conan Meets the Academy, which garnered the 2013 Robert E. Howard Foundation Award for Best Essay. If you would like to contact Jeffrey Shanks email him at Or visit his blog at Page 7