Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Neal Adams and Crusty Bunkers. The Last Ballad of Laza-Lanti, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Neal Adams and others (as “The Crusty Bunkers”); setting: Shadizar the Wicked & Dark Valley; Conan & Laza-Lanti kill monster called Lord of Dark Valley; Timara & Laza-Lanti commit suicide. Includes poetry to Robert E. Howard. The letters page lists the winners of the 1973 Academy of Comic Book Arts (Best Comic Magazine, Swamp Thing; Best Writer, Archie Goodwin; Best Dramatic Penciler, Berni Wrightson; Best Dramatic Inker, Dick Giordano; Best Individual Dramatic Story, “Song of Red Sonja” by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith from Conan 24; Best Dramatic Short Story, “The Himalayan Assignment” by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson; Best Humor Writers Stu Schwartzberg and Steve Skeates; Best Humor Penciler, Marie Severin; Best Humor Inker, Ralph Reese; Best Humor Short Story, “The Gourmet” by Steve Skeates and Berni Wrightson). 36 pgs. Cover price $0.25. Cover price $0.25.