A hero is defined by their villains, and the world of superhero comic books is filled with some of the scariest and silliest bad guys around. Rogues’ Gallery aims to settle the score and determine who is the true arch-nemesis for some of our favorite superheroes, and we need your help to do it!

In terms of fantasy characters that have made a huge impact in the world of comics, you don't get much bigger than Robert E. Howard's conquering hero Conan. Over the years, the Cimmerian has built up an impressive list of enemies throughout The Hyborian Age, but which one is his most deadly foe?

When it comes to Conan, there are two names that shoot straight to the top; Thulsa Doom and Thoth-Amon. Thulsa Doom has name recognition from the Conan The Barbarian film, but that character was actually based more closely on Thoth-Amon. Amon appeared in the first Conan story by Howard, and the characters never actually meet, but he has endured in comics and spin-offs as one of Conan's fiercest enemies.

Thulsa Doom meanwhile, first appeared in Robert E. Howard's short stories about the warrior Kull, but after being vanquished in the pages of Kull's comic, he appeared in Marvel's Conan and Savage Sword of Conan.

Looking solely at the comics, there's an argument to be made for Kulan Gath, who not only trouble Conan but appeared in the modern age to menace the likes of the X-Men, turning New York and all of its citizens into a Hyborian analogue. There's also a case for Thak, the wizard gorilla in a cape that proved to be one of Conan's toughest physical clashes.

Let us know who you think gets the top spot as best Conan villain, and we’ll be back in a few weeks with a countdown. You can vote for up to three selections in the poll!

 

 

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