Maps from the Hyborian era

Characters Active During the Hyborian Era Who Have Met Modern Characters

    Mostly restricted to characters shown to have been active on Earth, or at least actively interacted with beings on Earth (if not actually having existed on Earth) during the Hyborian Era. (Note that this excludes characters from the time of Kull, for although Kull does represent a Robert E. Howard creation, he properly falls under the Pre-Cataclysmic Era.) Gods present a tricky case, so I have mostly restrained myself to gods shown as having had particular importance during the Hyborian era. Be forewarned that multiple entities may claim a name or identity (e.g. Damballah, Baal) so some of the gods listed here may in fact have gotten replaced by usurpers at some point after the Hyborian Era (as Punisher Annual#2/7 showed transpired with the Elder God Set, whose worshippers got led astray by Seth), leaving their inclusion admittedly dubious. The alternate Earth characters mostly do not interact with Earth-616 characters.

Keep in mind that modern era does not necessarily mean post-Hyborian. A few examples of characters from post-Hyborian periods of history have occured; the Babylonian named Shamash Shum-Ukin in Savage Sword of Conan#5 and #7 (by extension, also his alternate world counterparts in What If I#13 and #43), Alexander the Great in Conan the Barbarian I#79-80, and Solomon Kane in Savage Sword of Conan#219-220. Needless to say, these are not considered "modern era".   

Links provided to sites that provide info on the occurrence of the interaction. Note that Bloodstone characters arrived very late in the Hyborian Era, hence they did not exist during the time of Conan, Red Sonja, et al.

Artabazus the sorceror and numerous minions and merchants: FF I #407 and Unlimited #12, in which Reed and the FF end up in Conan's time period. Confirmed by repeated cries of "Mitra" as the FF pound their foes.

Baal: Appeared in Blaze II#3; presence in Hyborian Era confirmed by Conan of the Isles

Black Queen of Earth-616: Too many appearances to list; her first appearance occurred in New Mutants#9, while her presence in the Hyborian Era got confirmed in a flashback in X-Men#190

Bloodstone, Ulysses: Too many appearances to list; origin in Vanaheim established in Rampaging Hulk I#4/2(fb)

Borri: appeared in the Hyborian Era in Conan the Barbarian I#3 and Conan the Adventurer#7; Buri appeared in modern era (as Tiwaz) in Thor I#354; they may or may not be the same entity.

Conan of Earth-616 (meets Rune, Ant-Man [Scott Lang]): Conan vs. Rune, Conan#4, Conan the Savage#4, Fantastic Four I#405                                    

Conan of an alternate Earth (meets Peter Parker, although the latter does not appear in costume as Spider-Man): What If I#13
Conan of a different alternate Earth (meets Thor): What If I#39
Conan of yet another alternate Earth (meets Captain America): What If I#43
Conan of yet another alternate Earth (meets X-Men, including Wolverine): What If II#16
Conan of possibly yet another alternate Earth (appears at a party with Captain Britain, Death's Head [freelance peacekeeping agent], Death's Head/Minion, Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom, the Hulk, the Thing, Doctor Octopus, the Doctor [from Doctor Who], Captain UK, Apocalypse, Random, the Crazy Gang, the Human Torch, the Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Rocket Raccoon, the Scarlet Witch, Namor, and many others): Incomplete Death's Head#11

Damballah: Doctor Strange II#48 presents definetly the same entity as the Hyborian Era Damballah; prominent appearances of the Voodoo Damballah, who may be an usurper, in Dracula Lives!#2/7, Avengers I#152, Blade: Crescent City Blues; interaction with humans during Hyborian era confirmed by King Conan#4

Erlik: Appeared in Doctor Strange II#78 and Strange Tales II#6 (called Erlik Khan); presence in Hyborian era confirmed by Conan the Barbarian I#120

Harkness, Agatha: Mentioned as meeting the Scrier during the pre-Cataclysm days in Silver Surfer III#135

Ishtar: Appeared in Hellstorm; presence in Hyborian era confirmed in various places.

Karanthes of an alternate Earth: What If II#16

Kulan Gath of Earth-616: Marvel Team-Up I#79, X-Men I#190-191, Avengers III#29, et al.

Kulan Gath of an alternate Earth: Paradise X: Heralds#1

Omm: (indirectly) in Marvel-Team-Up I #111 (the statue does move, after all)

Red Sonja of Earth-616: Marvel Team-Up I#79

Red Sonja of an alternate Earth (meets-and marries-Wolverine): What If II#16

Set: Prominent appearances in the modern era include Marvel Two-In-One#66, Marvel Team-Up Annual I#5, and Thor Annual I#14; interaction with humans during Hyborian era confirmed by Conan the Barbarian I#7 and Savage Sword of Conan#192, et al.

Set of an alternate Earth: What If II#25, Quasar#30

Shuma-Gorath: Too many appearances to list; its first appearance occurred in Marvel Premiere#9, while its presence in the Hyborian era got confirmed in Conan the Barbarian I#259

Ssith: Fantastic Four Annual#25, Avengers Annual#21-22, Avengers Forever#3; his presence in the Hyborian era presumed from his existing as a Serpent Man
Or he could be Pre-Cataclysmic Era--Snood.

Thoth-Amon of an alternate Earth (meets Thor): What If I#39

Ulluxy'l Kwan Tae Syn: Too many appearances to list; presence on Earth in Vanaheim established in Rampaging Hulk I#4/2(fb) 

unnamed warrior (meets an astronaut): Thor Corps#3

Varnae: Appeared in Doctor Strange III#18, Nightstalkers#17, and Blade I#5; presence in Hyborian era confirmed by Conan the Barbarian I#244-245

Ymir: Prominent appearances in Doctor Strange I#177-178, Avengers#61, Marvel Super-Heroes II#5, Thor I#294, 417-425; presence in Hyborian era confirmed by Savage Tales#1 (appearance of his daughter Atali).

Zukala of an alternate Earth: What If II#16

By Per Degaton

Last updated01/18/15

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