Legions of the Lost

Membership: See comments.

Purpose: Battle, servants of Mephisto

Affiliations: Mephisto

Enemies: Thor

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 sword)
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.
--Gerry Conway

lower left corner (braided beard)
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
 
in tophat;
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)

 Adolf Hitler:
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 minions. I don't have any particular alternatives to offer; but I thought I would  register my problem with the entry as it stands presently.
--Jean-Marc Lofficier

    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.
--Per Degaton

    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?)

--Jean-Marc Lofficier

    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.
--Per Degaton

    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?
--Snood.

Further Viking related information

Eilif the Last Viking
Thor II#404-406 Ulagg
Thor I#293-294
Pantheon Origin Vali Halfling
Fandral as Robin Hood Thunderstrike#18
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
Ulysses Bloodstone
Maha Yogi
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
Thor I#401
Thundestrike#20-21 backups
MCP#63 Varnae
Marduk
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
Thialfi
http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/presterjohn.htm
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
collections.
I examined the stories in:

Avventure dei Super Eroi Editoriale Corno some
Conan e Ka-Zar Editoriale Corno 1-10
and others
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
Graphic Novel
Conan - The film "
Graphic Novel
Conan delle Isole "
Conan - Il saccheggiatore "
Graphic Novel
Conan - I predatori venuti dal tempo "
Graphic Novel
Conan - Il vagabondo "
The horn of Azoth "
Graphic Novel
The Skull of Set "
Graphic Novel
Conan - Red Nails "
(What a
Masterpiece!)
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
included. Demons
and
gods aren't included, due to the fact that their
powers are magic but
are
not learned and that they don't cast spells nor magic
phrases to use
them.
Beings coming from other dimensions, are not included
if their powers
don't concern spells.

NAME APPARITIONS BIRTHPLACE
POWER OTHER

7 Wizards CK 7-8 Wan Tengri?
2 Blue,
Black, Crimson?, Gold, Green, Red, Yellow?
Ageera CB 106-107, SSC 203 Meroe^
3
Agohoth CB 266/269 Turan
3
Atalis SSC 220/221 Yaralet
1
Athyr-Bast SSC 206 ?
1 del
Cerchio Nero
Baal-Pteor SS 14 Kush?
2
Caldix CB 114 ?
1
Ceres,Mala,Estregones (f) CB 146 ?
3 Sisters
Confidants of
the Living Wind SS 212/216 Lago della Morte
1
Costranno SS 1 Zamora
1
Dalboor CK 2 Zembabwei
2
Diviatix KC 2 Pict
4
Dobanpu SS 212/216 Lago della Morte
3 Ichiribi
tribe, daughter Emwaya
Eithriall CK 3 ?
1(4)
El-Ron CB 242 ?
2 Father
Zukala
Elviriom ck 25 (CB 52?) Alkarion of
Phalkar ? with
Thalkalides
Emwaya SS 212/212 Lago della Morte
1 Father
Dobanpu
Erfu CB 108/111 Khitai?
1
Eshe Lon CB 134/139 ?
1 Brother
Revelle Lon
Forlek CB 148 ?
2 Lamerak
Town
F'sarr bel trann SS 65 Sukhmet
-
Geyrus SS 212/215 Lago della Morte
2 Confidant
of the Living Wind
G'chambi CB 95 ?
-
G'humen Thak SS ? ?
1
Geb-Siris SSC 206 ?
? del
Cerchio Nero
Gimil Ishbi CK 12 Turan
2
Giyune SS 69 ?
3
Gonar CB 68?, Conan and the Ravagers of Time

SSC 222/4-6 Pict
4 Kull's
friend
Gothan CB 17 ?
2
Hadrathus GSC 2 SS 10 Aquilonia?
2 Asura
Priest
Hak-Heru SSC 203
4 del
Cerchio Nero
Hath-Horeb CB 88 Stygia
-
Hissar Zul SS 43/45 Zamboula
3 Brother
Tosya Zul
Hun-Ya-Di CB 77/81 Stygia
3
Ixtophanis CA 2-9 ?
2 Mitra
Priest
Jabezo SS 66 Argos
3
Karanthes CB 68, CB 115,
CB 241, RS 6-7 Stygia
4 Ibis
priest
Karanthes The horn of Azoth Shadizar
2 Azoth's
Priest
Kharam-Akkad CB 19/20-24-25? Stygia
3 Makkalet
Priest
Khemsa SS 16-17 Vendhia?
3
Kheperu SSC 229/230 Acheron?
2
Kulan Gath CB 14-15-253/260,
MTO ??? Stygia
4
Kosru SSC 222 ?
3
Kushad SS 207 Urkira
2
Libro ? Hyperborea
?
Louhi (f) CB 254, KC 1 Hyperborea
3
Mad Jakk CB 56 Koth
1
Maheera CB 164 ?
?
Mena SS 45 Stygia
1
Menkara SS 40/43 Stygia
3
Merdoramon CK 21 Khitai?
?
Morophla CK 18-19 Stygia
3 Ex Black
Ring
Mullah Kajar CB 117 ?
-
Muru CB 106-107 Kordafa
2
Nabonidus CB 11 ?
-
Neja (f) MFPRS 3 ?
2
Nenaunir KC 1-3 Zembabwei
3
Nojinjo SS 194 Yamatai
3 Queen
witch
Noyo (f) CB 128-130 Khitai
1
N'yaga CB 59/100 Kush
4
Nyssa (f) SS 208 ?
1
Onzo CB 268-269 Koth
2 Harangi
Shaman
Orastes GCS 1/4/SS 8-10 ?
2 ex
Mitra-priest
Ormraxes see Eithriall
Parmek da'an SS 94 ?
2
Pau-Styss CB 128-130 Stygia
3
Pelias SS 30, KC 5 ?
4
Pra-Eun KC 2 Khitai
2
Psamitek SS 208/210 Stygia
2
Ptor-Nubis CB 72, CB 90/93 Stygia
2
Quiquaequod CB 146 ?
2 o'd Black
Ring
Qurha'at Lok SS 90 ?
-
Rakhasas SS 17/19 ?
3
Raskos B'quen CB 153-154 ?
3
Renrutanit CB 180 ?
3 Witches'
Queen
Revelle CB 138-139 ?
1 Brother
Eshe Lon
Rhax CB 131 ?
2
Rimush KC 4 Zembabwei
1
Rotath CK 11, Conan and the
Time Predators Lemuria
1 Asfodel IV
priest
Ryku SS 212/216 Lago della Morte
1 Kwany
tribe, Killed Geyrus
Sabia (f) CB 82/83 Keshatta
-
Sagayetha SS 46 Pictland
3 nipote di
Zogar Sag
Salome' (f) SS 5 Khauran
3 twin
Taramis
Samandra (f) CK 25 (CB 52?) Alkarion of
Phalkar?2
Scyllana (f) KC 13 Ophir
-
Shamash Shum-ukin SS 7, SS ? ?
2
Shar-Kosh CB 1, SS 222 Stygia
-
Sho-Onoru CB 85, CB 247-248 Keshatta?
3 Zula's
master
Shumbassa KC 13 Kush
-
Sinnjatorix SS 199 ?
2
Siptah SS 45 ?
-
Sutekh CA 3 Khitai
2
Tabur KC 6 ?
-
Tamar-Shar-Khun SS 6 Zingara
3
Tawarasho SS 194 Yamatai
3 King
Thalkalides CK (25) CB 52? Alkarion of
Phalkar ? with
Elviriom
Thoth-Amon CB 7, SS 41/43,
SS 47-48 CB 74,
SS 74, CB 89-90,
CN 3, KC 2/4 Stygia
5
Thriggha SS 154 ?
1
Thugra Khotan CB 246/249 Acheron
4 Kutchemes
priest
(Nathok il Velato) SS 2
Kothian
Conqueror
Thulandra Thuu SS 201, SS 49/52 Lemuria
4
Thulsa Doom SS 190/193 Atlantis
5
Thuronolos SSC 226 Atlantis
4 Father
Thuron
Toroa CB 82/83 Keshatta
-
Tosya Zul SS 54 Zamboula
3 Brother
Hissar Zul
Tsotha-Lanti SS 30, CN 5 Korshemish
4
Tuzun Thune CB 25, SSC 223-232 Atlantian
5 Killed by
Brule
Urazai KC 13 Khitai
3
Ur-Pophis SSC 206 ?
? del
Cerchio Nero
Ursla (f) CB 146, CB 258 Hyperborea?
3
Vammatar (f) SS 39, CB 252-4-6-9-260 Hyperborea
4 Queen
Witch
Veena e Shaalu SS 123 ?
2
Virata SS 31-32 Kosala (Hyrkania)
-
Vjerzak ? Ramuda (border)
1
Xaltotun GCS 1/4/SS 8-10
SSC 229/30 Python
5 Great
Priest of Set
Yah-Chieng KC 8 Khitai
-
Yara CB 4/SS 24 Khitai?
-
Yimsha SS 17/19 Vendhya?
4 o'd Black
Ring
Zafra SS 56/58 ?
3
Zang SS 5 ?
- Salome's
servant
Zelata GSC 2 Nemedia?
2
Zeriti (f) SS 36 Stygia
2
Zinga Dur SS 143 Pict
2
Zinn SS 5 ?
2 Salome's
servant
Ziostes SS 129 Western Sea
3 God Tritus
Zogar Sag SS 26/27 Pictland
3
Zoqquanor CK 46-51
?
Zuchan CA 3 Khitai
2
Zukala CB 5, CB 14-15,
CB 115 before Atlantis
3 Minor God
Zula CB 84/94 Zamballah
1
??? SS 64 ?
1
??? SS 74 ?
2
??? SS 29 ?
3
??? (f) SS 29 ?
2
??? C. of the Islands
Ptahuacan(Atlantis) 3
??? CK 10 Dommorz
2 Hyrkanian
Priest
??? CK 8 Wan Tengri
2 Sorceress
Princess
??? SS 225 Darfar
1
??? SS 217 Khitai
3 Served
Baron Sabaninus of Korveka (province of Koth)
??? SS 176 ?
1 Killed
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
of state-towns
are
not included, with the exception of very large and
important towns in
Conan's stories (example: Zamboula).

REGNANTS ON OF
OTHER

Akhirom SS 36 Asgalun of
Pelishtia King
Akivasha SS 10 Luxur
Vampire,
Princess,

10000 years in
the past
Akter Khan SS 56/58 Zamboula
Khan, Son
Junghir
Ariostro C. of the Islands Argos
King
Amalrus SS 30 Ophir
King
Auraldia SS 146/148 Nemedia
Queen, ex wife
Tallion
Bafomai SSC 230 Acheron
King, sister
Xaltana
Borrin CB 267/269 Koth
Prince
axpiring, father

Tartus, uncle
Strabonus
Bhunda Chand SS 16-17 Vendhya
King, not met
Chabela SS 40/43 Zingara
Princess,
father Ferdrugo
Ctesphon II CB 88 Stygia
King, Sister
Neftha
Ctesphon III see Neftha
Ctesphon IV SS 47/48 Stygia
King, only
named
Ferdrugo SS 43 Zingara
King, Chabela
Ialamis SS 217/218 Khauran
Queen,
Daughter Taramis
Isadona CA 9 Zamora
Queen, King
Mitradites
Jasmela SS 2-3 Khoraja
Queen
Juma SS 42/43 Kush
Prince
Jungir Khan SS 14 Zamboula
Khan, wife
Nefertari

Father Akter
Khossus CK 35 Koth
Sister Yasmela
Kobad Shah SS 31 Iranistan
King
Kull CB 68?, Conan and the Ravagers of
Time,
SSC 226 Valusia
King atlantian
Marala SS 44 Ophir
Queen, King
Moranthes
Mbeya KC 4 Zembabwei
King priest
Mehtvezem SS 94 Luxur
King
Milo SS 49/50 Argos
King
Mitradites CA 9 Zamora
King, only
named
Mitradites III SS 207 Zamora
King, only
named
Moranthes SS 44 Ophir
King, Queen
Marala
Nefertari SS 14 Zamboula
Queen,
Neftha CB 88 Stygia
Brother
Ctesphon II
Nenauir KC 2-3 Zembabwei
King priest
Nojinjo SS 194 Yamatay
Queen, father
Tawarasho
Numedides SS 201,SS 49/52 Aquilonia
King
Nzinga SS 42 Amazons
Queen
Phenemenes SS 61 Zingara
King, Queen
Sharmela
Salome SS 5 Khauran
Queen, mother
Ialamis, sister Taramis
Sharmela SS 61 Zingara
Queen, King
Phenemenes
Shu SS 33 Kushan
King
Strabonus SS 30, CB 267 Koth
King
CB 190
only named
Sullima & Yllareph SS 152 Luxur
Queen and King
Tahrend SS 80 Argos
King, Queen
Wrenna
Tallion SS 146 Nemedia
King, wife
Auraldia
Taramis SS 5 Khauran
Queen, mother
Ialamis, sister Salome
Tarascus The queen-witch of Acheron,
Prince
GSC 1/4 SS 8-10 Nemedia
King
Tartus CB 267 Tantusium (Koth)
King, son
Borrin,

brother
Strabonus
Tawarasho SS 194 Yamatay
King,
Teyaspa SS 38 Turan
exiled Prince,
brother Yildiz
Thann SSC 221 Yaralet
Prince
Unos CK 25 (CB 52?) Phalkar
King, son of
Demons
Vammatar CB 254 Hyperborea
Queen
Varia SS 68 Ophir
Queen
Won-Chu SS 194 Khitai
God-King
Wrenna SS 80 Argos
Queen, King
Tahrend
Xaltana ? Acheron
Brother
Bafomai
Yala & Lord Godrik CB 254 Corinthia
Queen & King
Yasmela CB 249 Koth
Queen
Yasmin C. the plunderer ?
Queen, husband
Yldiz III

son Yldiz IV,
father

zamorian king
Yasmina SS 16-17 KC 7 Vendhya
Devi/Queen
Yedzigerd CB 19-20 Turan
Prince son of
Yildiz
Yildiz CK 10 Turan
King
Yldiz III C. the plunderer ?
King, wife
Yasmin
Zula CB 84/94 Zamballah
Last Prince
??? CK 8 Wan Tengri
Princess &
Sorcerer

LOST PLACES ON WHERE/OTHER

Ababenz Zar CK 8 Northern Turanian
Desert
Bab El Shaitan CK 1 Castle to South of
the Zaporoska
Eidoran The Skull of Set Town between
Argos and Napolitos
Island SS 4 Temple? in Vilayet
Sea
Island of the
Black Pool SS 22/25 Western Sea
Island without name SS 40 Temple in Western
Sea
Kara-Shehr CK 9 ex Acheron Town,
west of Khitay,
South-east of vilayet
Kutchemes CB 249 ex Acheron town in
Koth
Lanjali CB 8,CB 255/256 Corinthia
Puhru-Shatammu C. the Vagab. Palude dell'incubo
between Fort
Ghori/sea
Xapur Conan 3 Vilayet Sea, Isola
delle statue di
ferro
Xuchotl Red Nails South-South-West
of Sukhmet, over
Darfar jungles, not so far from the Lago della Morte
Xuthal SS 20 Southern Desert of
Kush
Yagala CB 14-15 came from another
dimension now in
Koth
??? 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
between Ophir
and Messantia
??? CB 92 cave Between
Hyperborea and
Brythunia
??? CB 100 Black reigns along
the Zargheba
??? CB 105 Castle Between
Kush and Stygia
??? SS 141 Between Vanaheim
and Cimmeria
??? 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
Mulmullu Matsharikis
Qablu Umasu SSC 226 Thuronolos,
Priest of the
Black Shadow

---------------- A B B R E V I A T I O N S
--------------------------------

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
 

Profile by Snood.

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Thor I#205, p12


Appearances:
Thor I#205 (November, 1972) - by Gerry Conway (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)


Last updated: 01/01/11.

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