Written and Pencilled by Mike Grell; Inked by Vince Colletta
- There's a hook horror beneath Wralf's castle (sort of).
- Mungo Ironhand is implied to be the ancestor of the dwarves of Skartaris.
The title of this issue is the same as a 1976 Sword & Sorcery novel by Gardner Fox. The whole sword "cursed to have to draw blood" is reminiscent of the folklore around the swords of Japanese swordsmith, Muramasa Sengo.
Again, the comedic elements, and some of the design elements, of The Age of the Wizard Kings seem reminiscent of Ralph Bakshi's 1977 animated feature, Wizards.