Kull of Valusia was the greatest king of the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, and a central individual of his time, much like Conan the Cimmerian some 8,000 years later. He lived circa 18,500 BC, and originated from barbaric Atlantis.
He would face many enemies, including the Commorians, the Elder Race sorcerers Thulsa Doom and Tuzun Thune, the Serpent Men, Ohris Dehjmal and his followers, among others.
To serve and assist him were his court: Brule the Spear-Slayer (the Pictish ambassador to the court), the elderly councilor Tu, the minstrel Ridondo, Count Murom Bora Ballin, the philosopher-slave Kuthulos, the Pictish ancient Ka-Nu, as well his friend from his slave years Bakas, but he had other allies, such as his fellow tribesman Om-Ra.
Origin and early years
He was eventually taken in by the Sea-Mountain people. Soon, he bested his fellow tribesmen in both martial and mind matters. A questioner and a seeker, he was singularly different from the rest of the tribe.
When his fellow tribesmen tried and burned Sareeta for marrying a Lemurian, Kull killed her by throwing a dagger at her, sparing her from a slow death, while causing himself targeted by his tribe. Kull consequently fled Atlantis.
Slave of Lemurian pirates
Fearing the wizard-priest [Rotath (Earth-616)
Powers and Abilities
King Kull did not possess any known superhuman powers/abilities, however, during his time spent as a gladiator, pirate, assassin, and king, he engaged in intensive and extensive regular exercise. This imbued Kull with peak human attributes of strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes.
King Kull was an excellent all-around armed and unarmed combatant, extensively trained in the warfare of the Thurian Age. Kull was also highly intelligent and prone to lose himself in philosophical contemplation.
Peak Human: King Kull possessed the strength of a man of his unusual (at the time) size/build who engaged in intensive and extensive regular exercise. Kull was a feral child growing up, effectively removing the mental blocks most other humans place on physical might. This combined with his naturally athletic and strong build, as well as his years of training, granted him near superhuman strength.
- Kull (Kull of Atlantis, King Kull of Valusia) was created by Robert E. Howard and first appeared in "The Shadow Kingdom" (Weird Tales, 1929).
- Kull was one of the characters featured in the series of Marvel Value Stamps issued in the 1970's.
- 134 appearance(s) of Kull (Earth-616)
- 8 minor appearance(s) of Kull (Earth-616)
- 20 mentions of Kull (Earth-616)
- 84 image(s) of Kull (Earth-616)
- 1 quotation(s) by or about Kull (Earth-616)
- 1 victim(s) killed by Kull (Earth-616)