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I have been searching for a particular Conan comic strip story for a very long time. I do not recall which series it is hence the difficulty...the story is from the perspective of a winged demon amongst temple ruins in the desert, reflecting on its wretched existence when once long before it was worshipped and showered with gifts. Now it survives by preying upon the odd straggler or passer by and at the end of the story Conan arrives out of the desert, fights the demon and slays it and heads off into the wilderness.

Does anybody know which story arc, volume, number or title this is? Many thanks...

  • Do you remember if it was black and white, or a color Sunday strip? – Buzz Jun 2 '18 at 7:04
  • I know you're looking for a comic strip, but it might be helpful to identify the original story (if any) it was adapted from. I'm not a Conan expert, but I can suggest one possibility: Conan slays a winged demon in "Queen of the Black Coast". Jungle setting rather than desert, so probably not the same story. – user14111 Jun 2 '18 at 7:28
  • Hi Buzz, It was black and White, not colour as I remember – Matt Gibson Jun 2 '18 at 23:54
  • So it was definitely a comic book story not a strip but I dont remember which book series unfortunately and the artwork was all black and white not colour – Matt Gibson Jun 3 '18 at 0:00
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    If it was a black-and-white comic book, I think that indicates something from The Savage Sword of Conan series. – Buzz Jun 3 '18 at 0:53
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I know you said a comic strip, but this description brought to mind the monster from Conan comic book issue no. 9, specifically as it appears on page 10 of the issue.

The Garden of Fear

Obviously, this also takes place in a garden, not the desert, but the location is pretty desolate.

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  • That's not it because the Demon I remember was bald and the comic story was black and white. However, You are right in that it was a comic book story not a strip-my bad! – Matt Gibson Jun 2 '18 at 23:58

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