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Robert E. Howard

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Robert E. Howard (Earth-1218)

Robert E. Howard, REH, Howie,[2] Patrick Mac Conaire, Steve Costigan, Patrick Ervin, Patrick Howard, Sam Walser, Two-Gun Bob



Place of Birth
Peaster , Texas , United States of America

Date of Birth
Date of Death

January 22th, 1906
June 11th, 1936

Personal History

Quote1 He lived in a world that was at least quasi-make-believe. Quote2
--August Derleth[src]

Robert E. Howard was born and spent most of his life in Texas, particularly his hometown of Cross Plains and nearby Brownwood.

He wrote for the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Howard committed suicide on the morning of June 11, 1936,[3] at the age of 30.

Professional History

Robert E. Howard was an American pulp writer most widely known for his pioneering work in the realm of swords and sorcery. He created the adventure hero Conan the Barbarian, as well as his Atlantean contemporary King Kull, the Puritan hero Solomon Kane and the Pictish king Bran Mak Morn.

In 1970, Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith brought Howard's work to the Marvel Universe with Conan the Barbarian #1 (after a "trial run" by creating Starr the Slayer and publishing it in The Sword and the Sorcerers, Chamber of Darkness #4). Thomas added to Howard's universe by introducing the She-Devil, Red Sonja.

Apparearances in comics

Robert E. Howard has appeared in Marvel Comics:

Work History

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See Also

Official Website

Links and References


  1. Handbook of the Conan Universe #1; Robert Ervin Howard
  2. Conan the Barbarian #85: The Hyborian Page
  3. 3.0 3.1 Savage Sword of Conan #200; The Father of Conan, by Glenn Lord

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