Story by Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema, Steve Gan. Cover by John Busema, John Romita.
Reprinting CONAN THE BARBARIAN  #58. QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST. Conan barely escapes the law in Messantia by boarding a ship heading due south. Off the coast of Kush, the ship is unexpectedly boarded by the pirate queen BÍlit and her Black Corsairs. Conan is offered a chance to live if he can defeat the warrior Odongo in battle. Conan is victorious and Odongo dies. BÍlit is impressed by Conan Ė they quickly become lovers and Conan her second-in-command. Rated T.