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Anthology of tales roughly based around the "savage" theme. They include:
 
1) The Frost Giant's Daughter, an adaptation of the Robert E. Howard story of the same name, featuring Conan the Cimmerian, a barbarian warrior in a frozen land facing human and superhuman foes.
 
2) The Fury of the Femizons, a story set in the 23rd Century, when the world is ruled by savage women.
 
3) ...Man-Thing! a story about a U.S. government research scientist who is transformed into a powerful swamp creature.
 
4) Black Brother, set in the fictional African nation of Potonga, it features a Provincial Governor, who fights against the nation's corrupt federal government.
 
5) The Night of the Looter! a revival of the golden age Tarzan-like character who protects a valuable resource in a hidden jungle location.
 
 
Note: This issue stars the first appearance of the Man-Thing.

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A Cultural Relic 0

Savage Tales was Marvel's attempt to break into the lucrative magazine market, dominated by Warren Publishing - this market, unrestricted by the Comics Code Authority attracted an older demographic. The first issue demonstrates this featuring a cover painting featuring Conan holding a blood dripping sword, and a severed head, as well as the prominent (and un-required) "Mature Reader!" logo.  All of that, notwithstanding, the issue is pretty tame by modern standards; before the ...

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