- For, when we catch up with her, I'd prefer to settle my score with Sonja -- with my own good blade!
- -- Conan
Appearing in "Talons of the Man-Tiger!"Edit
- Conan (Main story and flashback)
- Bêlit (Main story and flashback)
- Red Sonja (Main story and flashback)
- Tara of Hanumar
- Yusef (Main story and flashback)
- Stygian priest
- Albino Crocodile Men (Main story and flashback)
- Dagon (Main story and flashback)
- Derketa (Main story and flashback)
- Karanthes (Main story and flashback)
- Gates of the Moon-Ram
- Temple of a Thousand Gods
- Bêlit's cutlass
- Book of Skelos (page only)
- Conan's broadsword
- Red Sonja's sword
Synopsis for "Talons of the Man-Tiger!"Edit
Conan and Bêlit arrive at the Temple of a Thousand Gods and find Red Sonja standing with sword in hand. Like Conan, she too is searching for the iron-bound Book of Skelos. She tells Conan of a Stygian named Karanthes who offered her riches to travel to Messanthia to retrieve the scroll. Bêlit and Sonja take an instant dislike to one another and the two begin fighting. Conan intervenes, but Red Sonja douses the torch light and runs down a dark corridor in search of the book. Conan and Bêlit try to track her, but Sonja masks her scent with the smell of the sewage waters that she had traveled through. Conan eventually comes upon his old traveling companion Tara who informs him that her lover Yusef is imprisoned inside the temple. Conan rescues Yusef, but in doing so, earns the attention of the guards. He kills several guards, but one of them shape-shifts into a Man-Tiger and fights with him. Their battle is tough, but Conan eventually manages to kill the creature. When he meets back up with Bêlit, he learns that Red Sonja has recovered a scroll from the Book of Skelos and has taken off. Conan vows to get even with her.
- Prior to last issue's cameo, Red Sonja appeared last in Red Sonja #6. She appears next in Red Sonja #7.
- This issue establishes that two years worth of time transpired since Conan's last adventure with Red Sonja in Conan the Barbarian #43-44.
- Tara appeared last in Conan the Barbarian #57.
- No trivia.
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