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Roy Thomas, writer, and Barry Smith, artist, spin the "Web of the Spider-God," another classic tale of the sword-wielding Cimmerian. In the desert east of Ophir, Conan is beset by thieves who ambush him, seeking to take his mount. Falling upon him like jackals they soon find he's a tiger in their midst. But their numbers prove too much even for Conan and his horse is stolen out from under him even as he's left to the desert heat. In his delirium, Conan dreams of a monstrous spider devouring him whole. And when he makes it to the next oasis, he finds from an old man who just lost his daughter that the beast is all too real.
Worshiped as a god in the city of Yezud, the great black spider Omm, the Unspeakable has inspired a cult of followers. It is they who have taken the young girl and Conan and the father soon ride there to attempt rescue and get revenge on the marauders who stranded the barbarian. Forgoing all tact, Conan hurls himself and the worried father into the midst of the madmen and lands in their dungeon to await the hunger of the arachnid horror. Into the milky web, Conan is thrown without benefit of a sword. But the barbarian nonetheless makes sure that Omm has had its last meal of human flesh. Thomas' interpretation of Robert E. Howard's character is flawless and under the pen of Smith, Conan is ferocity incarnate.