Legions of the Lost
Membership: See comments.
Purpose: Battle, servants of Mephisto
Base of Operations: Mephisto's realm of Hell
Aliases: Lost Legion
First Appearance: Thor I#205 (November, 1972)
History: After drawing Thor and his allies to Hell, Mephisto summoned his Legion of the Lost and sent them against Thor. Despite the large number of soldiers and/or warriors servings under each member, and the weapons of war they used, Thor defeated them all, though it did take him "hours." When the sounds of battle ceased, Mephisto assumed his warriors had triumphed, and was most surprised when Thor burst into his chambers and confronted him anew.
Comments: Created by Gerry Conway, John Buscema, and Vince Colletta.
None of the character's are identified by name, but many of
them are very recognizable.
I've contacted Gerry Conway in the past, and he was very nice, but didn't have further details to supply on 30 year old! plots (understandable).
If anyone wants to give it a whirl, asking Gerry Conway (or maybe Roy Thomas). John Buscema died several years ago.
Discussion on their identities
Bottom right (furry hat, with
Bottom left (with eye patch and beard-braids)
Center left (with shield and spiked helmet)
To the right, just above the battle axe (dark hair)
To the right (with top hat)
Top left (with spear)
center (with moustache and swastika)
To the right (bending a fencing foil, I think)
Top right (with dagger and hook)
lower right corner (furry hat):
Ghenghis Khan: Seems to be a pretty strong consensus on this one
ancestor of the Mandarin, legacy claimed by the Yellow Claw and Doctor Fu Manchu as well per Agents of Atlas, also appeared in Amazing High Adventure#2, faced the Human Meteor and Tommy Tyme.
It would be interesting if this was Khengor or Black Khengor from the Hyborian Age, though
I believe the pirate was Blackbeard; the rest were probably generic badguys drawn up by John from a general suggestion, ie: Let's see Hitler, Genghis Khan, Backbeard, Attila the Hun, and some other nasty historical villains. You get the idea.
lower left corner
Probably Blackbeard: his crew served Red Lucy
Viking: (horned hat w/ shield)
just above the battleaxe held by the Viking;
Attila the Hun: Seems to be a consensus on this one, as well.
Attila the Hun met Tommy Tyme, was opposed by Torgo, appeared in Eternals Annual#1, appeared in a Destroyer story
Jack the Ripper: Seems to be a consensus on this one, as well.
The Horror Handbook 2005 notes that Tom Malverne went to Hell.
Man with spear (top left)
That one's pretty obvious
Figure bending a fencing foil to me:
Maybe Benedict Arnold
robed figure with knife and hook
I find it hard to accept some of the hypothetical
identities suggest by John.
I don't mean to be politically correct, but depicting General Sherman or Ulysses
Grant in Hell might raise questions in this country, and I think we should
similarly respect other cultures' historical figures.I know it's a fine line from, say, Hitler (universally reviled) to Attila, to
Genghis Khan, to Tamerlane, to Napoleon, but still. A Russian will easily place
Napoleon in Hell; a Frenchman not likely.One of the nice things about Marv Wolfman's Dracula is that Marv never forgot
Drac's nobility and national pride and valorous deeds. He wasn't one of Hell's
I don't have any particular alternatives to offer; but I thought I would
register my problem with the entry as it stands presently.
It is too bad that none of the State Shinto
Militarists such as Tojo ever make these cameos in
Hell, as much of Japanese society at least does not
actively support these malcontents today, but are
rather indifferent to them (especially now, with China
and other countries bringing up Unit 731, the Comfort
Women, et al.)
I think the most neutral thing to do if this is ever officialized in say a Handbook is declare some of these people to be figures from the Hyborian Age such as Yezdigerd, Yildiz, Khengor, Black Khengor, and so forth. Joe May (Spidermay) put together a list of Hyborian Era kings.
One wonders why historical figures who weren't Christians (like Genghis
Khan etc.) are in Mephisto's Hell -- if Nero or Caligula are in Pluto's
Hades, say, why would Attila or Genghis Khan be in Mephisto's realm?
I like the idea of using fictional characters as opposed to historical ones, but I'm not inflexible (rules are meant to be broken after all).
Leaving that aside, replacing "Genghis Khan/Mongol guy" by Yezdizgerd, for example, "Attila/guy with stone axe" by one of the Leader of the Killer Folk who plagued Moon-Boy (like Seven Scars?) and "Tamerlane/guy with spear" with one of the first Black Knight enemies (not Mordred who's still floating around, or is he?)
I am glad that Vlad the
Impaler has never made quick cameos in anybody's trip
to the various Hell dimensions, otherwise we would
have to justify his presence. We already have not one
but two appearances of an apparent Adolf Hitler
(Hell's Angel#2 and Thor I#205) that took place while
he was either the Hate-Monger or stuck in the Cosmic Cube.
I'd suggest that it could be that Mephisto just re-shaped a bunch of demons into the appearance of characters thought to be evil by a US-centric mind...but most of the characters present there were Asgardians, and Thor was the only one doing the fighting. That being said, I have zero interest in being politically correct but rather trying to report the original writer's intentions. I've e-mailed Gerry Conway to see if he can shed any light on the subject. John Buscema died several years ago, IIRC. Perhaps Roy Thomas might have some insight to this? He was editor, after all. JML...care to run it past him?
Further Viking related information
Eilif the Last Viking
Thor II#404-406 Ulagg
Pantheon Origin Vali Halfling
Fandral as Robin Hood Thunderstrike#
Doctor Strange III#37 Wild Hunt
SSOC#102-103 Thor and Woden invoked in Bran Mak Morn's time
Conan Isles Thor invoked, Ymir's ox
SSOC 141 Ymir and Vampires
Conan#5 Hanar Frost Giant Night of Long Spears
SSOC#179 Woden, Hammergodt (god of Thunder)
Valley of the Worms
Varinheim per SSOC#104
Thor in 1800's in Thor#370
Black Panther III#46-47
Origin (cosmic entity) claims to have directed Asgardians to seek out Earth in Quasar#18
They Who Sit Above in Shadow
Viking settlement in X-Men/Alpha Flight
Wicks on Vikings
Vikings in FF I#224-225
Shaman and Vikings who attacked Native Americans
PWJ 18 or so Captain Cook seen in flashback
Thor: Vikings FB
Celestials and Ring of the Niebelung
Black Knight (Sir Percy) versus Vikings
Vikings in Gundar and Odin in Tales of Suspense#39
Ulyssess Bloodstone in Vanaheim
Maha Yogi in Vanaheim
Vikings - What are the origins of the destroyed subterranean Viking village in northern Canada that was shown in the "X-Men/Alpha Flight" limited series and "Alpha Flight" #50? Does that settlement have anything to do with the Viking settlement shown in "Fantastic Four" (vol. 1) #224 and 225?
Author: Joe May
Lots of Conan's stories are missing from my
I examined the stories in:
Avventure dei Super Eroi Editoriale Corno some
Conan e Ka-Zar Editoriale Corno 1-10
Conan the Barbarian Marvel 1-24
CONAN (B/N) Comic Art 1-88
CONAN (Colore) Comic Art 1-61
Conan - The Witch-Queen of Acheron Comic Art
Conan - The film "
Conan delle Isole "
Conan - Il saccheggiatore "
Conan - I predatori venuti dal tempo "
Conan - Il vagabondo "
The horn of Azoth "
The Skull of Set "
Conan - Red Nails "
CONAN il barbaro Marvel Italia 62-68
CONAN l'Avventuriero Marvel Italia 1-7,9
Here are listed some of the magicians, wizards and
magic users who
Conan met in his stories. Masters and beginners are
gods aren't included, due to the fact that their
powers are magic but
not learned and that they don't cast spells nor magic
phrases to use
Beings coming from other dimensions, are not included
if their powers
don't concern spells.
NAME APPARITIONS BIRTHPLACE
7 Wizards CK 7-8 Wan Tengri?
Black, Crimson?, Gold, Green, Red, Yellow?
Ageera CB 106-107, SSC 203 Meroe^
Agohoth CB 266/269 Turan
Atalis SSC 220/221 Yaralet
Athyr-Bast SSC 206 ?
Baal-Pteor SS 14 Kush?
Caldix CB 114 ?
the Living Wind SS 212/216 Lago della Morte
Costranno SS 1 Zamora
Dalboor CK 2 Zembabwei
Diviatix KC 2 Pict
Dobanpu SS 212/216 Lago della Morte
tribe, daughter Emwaya
Eithriall CK 3 ?
El-Ron CB 242 ?
Elviriom ck 25 (CB 52?) Alkarion of
Phalkar ? with
Emwaya SS 212/212 Lago della Morte
Erfu CB 108/111 Khitai?
Eshe Lon CB 134/139 ?
Forlek CB 148 ?
F'sarr bel trann SS 65 Sukhmet
Geyrus SS 212/215 Lago della Morte
of the Living Wind
G'chambi CB 95 ?
G'humen Thak SS ? ?
Geb-Siris SSC 206 ?
Gimil Ishbi CK 12 Turan
Giyune SS 69 ?
Gonar CB 68?, Conan and the Ravagers of Time
SSC 222/4-6 Pict
Gothan CB 17 ?
Hadrathus GSC 2 SS 10 Aquilonia?
Hak-Heru SSC 203
Hath-Horeb CB 88 Stygia
Hissar Zul SS 43/45 Zamboula
Hun-Ya-Di CB 77/81 Stygia
Ixtophanis CA 2-9 ?
Jabezo SS 66 Argos
Karanthes CB 68, CB 115,
CB 241, RS 6-7 Stygia
Karanthes The horn of Azoth Shadizar
Kharam-Akkad CB 19/20-24-25? Stygia
Khemsa SS 16-17 Vendhia?
Kheperu SSC 229/230 Acheron?
Kulan Gath CB 14-15-253/260,
MTO ??? Stygia
Kosru SSC 222 ?
Kushad SS 207 Urkira
Libro ? Hyperborea
Louhi (f) CB 254, KC 1 Hyperborea
Mad Jakk CB 56 Koth
Maheera CB 164 ?
Mena SS 45 Stygia
Menkara SS 40/43 Stygia
Merdoramon CK 21 Khitai?
Morophla CK 18-19 Stygia
3 Ex Black
Mullah Kajar CB 117 ?
Muru CB 106-107 Kordafa
Nabonidus CB 11 ?
Neja (f) MFPRS 3 ?
Nenaunir KC 1-3 Zembabwei
Nojinjo SS 194 Yamatai
Noyo (f) CB 128-130 Khitai
N'yaga CB 59/100 Kush
Nyssa (f) SS 208 ?
Onzo CB 268-269 Koth
Orastes GCS 1/4/SS 8-10 ?
Ormraxes see Eithriall
Parmek da'an SS 94 ?
Pau-Styss CB 128-130 Stygia
Pelias SS 30, KC 5 ?
Pra-Eun KC 2 Khitai
Psamitek SS 208/210 Stygia
Ptor-Nubis CB 72, CB 90/93 Stygia
Quiquaequod CB 146 ?
2 o'd Black
Qurha'at Lok SS 90 ?
Rakhasas SS 17/19 ?
Raskos B'quen CB 153-154 ?
Renrutanit CB 180 ?
Revelle CB 138-139 ?
Rhax CB 131 ?
Rimush KC 4 Zembabwei
Rotath CK 11, Conan and the
Time Predators Lemuria
1 Asfodel IV
Ryku SS 212/216 Lago della Morte
tribe, Killed Geyrus
Sabia (f) CB 82/83 Keshatta
Sagayetha SS 46 Pictland
3 nipote di
Salome' (f) SS 5 Khauran
Samandra (f) CK 25 (CB 52?) Alkarion of
Scyllana (f) KC 13 Ophir
Shamash Shum-ukin SS 7, SS ? ?
Shar-Kosh CB 1, SS 222 Stygia
Sho-Onoru CB 85, CB 247-248 Keshatta?
Shumbassa KC 13 Kush
Sinnjatorix SS 199 ?
Siptah SS 45 ?
Sutekh CA 3 Khitai
Tabur KC 6 ?
Tamar-Shar-Khun SS 6 Zingara
Tawarasho SS 194 Yamatai
Thalkalides CK (25) CB 52? Alkarion of
Phalkar ? with
Thoth-Amon CB 7, SS 41/43,
SS 47-48 CB 74,
SS 74, CB 89-90,
CN 3, KC 2/4 Stygia
Thriggha SS 154 ?
Thugra Khotan CB 246/249 Acheron
(Nathok il Velato) SS 2
Thulandra Thuu SS 201, SS 49/52 Lemuria
Thulsa Doom SS 190/193 Atlantis
Thuronolos SSC 226 Atlantis
Toroa CB 82/83 Keshatta
Tosya Zul SS 54 Zamboula
Tsotha-Lanti SS 30, CN 5 Korshemish
Tuzun Thune CB 25, SSC 223-232 Atlantian
5 Killed by
Urazai KC 13 Khitai
Ur-Pophis SSC 206 ?
Ursla (f) CB 146, CB 258 Hyperborea?
Vammatar (f) SS 39, CB 252-4-6-9-260 Hyperborea
Veena e Shaalu SS 123 ?
Virata SS 31-32 Kosala (Hyrkania)
Vjerzak ? Ramuda (border)
Xaltotun GCS 1/4/SS 8-10
SSC 229/30 Python
Priest of Set
Yah-Chieng KC 8 Khitai
Yara CB 4/SS 24 Khitai?
Yimsha SS 17/19 Vendhya?
4 o'd Black
Zafra SS 56/58 ?
Zang SS 5 ?
Zelata GSC 2 Nemedia?
Zeriti (f) SS 36 Stygia
Zinga Dur SS 143 Pict
Zinn SS 5 ?
Ziostes SS 129 Western Sea
3 God Tritus
Zogar Sag SS 26/27 Pictland
Zoqquanor CK 46-51
Zuchan CA 3 Khitai
Zukala CB 5, CB 14-15,
CB 115 before Atlantis
3 Minor God
Zula CB 84/94 Zamballah
??? SS 64 ?
??? SS 74 ?
??? SS 29 ?
??? (f) SS 29 ?
??? C. of the Islands
??? CK 10 Dommorz
??? CK 8 Wan Tengri
??? SS 225 Darfar
??? SS 217 Khitai
Baron Sabaninus of Korveka (province of Koth)
??? SS 176 ?
Khorshemish Lord and her daughter
??? SSC 230 Hyboria
? Used the
Heart of Ahriman to destroy Xaltotun and Python
Here are listed all the kings, queens and pretendants
to the thrones
in 1st degree (princes, brothers, parents). Regnants
not included, with the exception of very large and
important towns in
Conan's stories (example: Zamboula).
REGNANTS ON OF
Akhirom SS 36 Asgalun of
Akivasha SS 10 Luxur
10000 years in
Akter Khan SS 56/58 Zamboula
Ariostro C. of the Islands Argos
Amalrus SS 30 Ophir
Auraldia SS 146/148 Nemedia
Queen, ex wife
Bafomai SSC 230 Acheron
Borrin CB 267/269 Koth
Bhunda Chand SS 16-17 Vendhya
King, not met
Chabela SS 40/43 Zingara
Ctesphon II CB 88 Stygia
Ctesphon III see Neftha
Ctesphon IV SS 47/48 Stygia
Ferdrugo SS 43 Zingara
Ialamis SS 217/218 Khauran
Isadona CA 9 Zamora
Jasmela SS 2-3 Khoraja
Juma SS 42/43 Kush
Jungir Khan SS 14 Zamboula
Khossus CK 35 Koth
Kobad Shah SS 31 Iranistan
Kull CB 68?, Conan and the Ravagers of
SSC 226 Valusia
Marala SS 44 Ophir
Mbeya KC 4 Zembabwei
Mehtvezem SS 94 Luxur
Milo SS 49/50 Argos
Mitradites CA 9 Zamora
Mitradites III SS 207 Zamora
Moranthes SS 44 Ophir
Nefertari SS 14 Zamboula
Neftha CB 88 Stygia
Nenauir KC 2-3 Zembabwei
Nojinjo SS 194 Yamatay
Numedides SS 201,SS 49/52 Aquilonia
Nzinga SS 42 Amazons
Phenemenes SS 61 Zingara
Salome SS 5 Khauran
Ialamis, sister Taramis
Sharmela SS 61 Zingara
Shu SS 33 Kushan
Strabonus SS 30, CB 267 Koth
Sullima & Yllareph SS 152 Luxur
Queen and King
Tahrend SS 80 Argos
Tallion SS 146 Nemedia
Taramis SS 5 Khauran
Ialamis, sister Salome
Tarascus The queen-witch of Acheron,
GSC 1/4 SS 8-10 Nemedia
Tartus CB 267 Tantusium (Koth)
Tawarasho SS 194 Yamatay
Teyaspa SS 38 Turan
Thann SSC 221 Yaralet
Unos CK 25 (CB 52?) Phalkar
King, son of
Vammatar CB 254 Hyperborea
Varia SS 68 Ophir
Won-Chu SS 194 Khitai
Wrenna SS 80 Argos
Xaltana ? Acheron
Yala & Lord Godrik CB 254 Corinthia
Queen & King
Yasmela CB 249 Koth
Yasmin C. the plunderer ?
son Yldiz IV,
Yasmina SS 16-17 KC 7 Vendhya
Yedzigerd CB 19-20 Turan
Prince son of
Yildiz CK 10 Turan
Yldiz III C. the plunderer ?
Zula CB 84/94 Zamballah
??? CK 8 Wan Tengri
LOST PLACES ON WHERE/OTHER
Ababenz Zar CK 8 Northern Turanian
Bab El Shaitan CK 1 Castle to South of
Eidoran The Skull of Set Town between
Argos and Napolitos
Island SS 4 Temple? in Vilayet
Island of the
Black Pool SS 22/25 Western Sea
Island without name SS 40 Temple in Western
Kara-Shehr CK 9 ex Acheron Town,
west of Khitay,
South-east of vilayet
Kutchemes CB 249 ex Acheron town in
Lanjali CB 8,CB 255/256 Corinthia
Puhru-Shatammu C. the Vagab. Palude dell'incubo
Xapur Conan 3 Vilayet Sea, Isola
delle statue di
Xuchotl Red Nails South-South-
of Sukhmet, over
Darfar jungles, not so far from the Lago della Morte
Xuthal SS 20 Southern Desert of
Yagala CB 14-15 came from another
dimension now in
??? MFPRS 1 Nemedia
??? CB 53/55 ancient
mountain-town at the
borders of Valusia now in the Plane of Shamu, between
Belverus and the
Ophirean State-Town of Ronnoco
??? CB 56 on a secondary way
??? CB 92 cave Between
??? CB 100 Black reigns along
??? CB 105 Castle Between
Kush and Stygia
??? SS 141 Between Vanaheim
??? CB 177 Western Sea
MAGIC SENTENCES AND SPELLS ON BY
Ka nama kaa lajerama CB 24 Red Sonja
Gaobuktuu musasunghai thanoralata waregwatsina
kuumbawano zamyasargano hydotanari dogongaruka
dukuganari magatossi SS 212 Confidants if
the Living Wind
Inqualli Yiollo Tlapacca Yolletetl
Tlatuma Tinio SSC 226 Gonar
Qablu Umasu SSC 226 Thuronolos,
Priest of the
CA Conan the Adventurer
CN Conan aNnual
CB Conan the Barbarian
CK Conan & Ka-Zar ('70 italian edition)
GSC Giant Size Conan
KC King Conan
MFPRS Marvel Features Presents Red Sonja
MTO Marvel Two-in-One
RS Red Sonja
SS Savage Sword of Conan
Author: Joe May
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