He wrote for the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Howard committed suicide at the age of 30.
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:
- In Savage Sword of Conan #200, Robert "Bob" Howard has en adventure on his own, then come with the idea of Conan.
- Epic Illustrated #34 describes the end of Robert E. Howard.
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