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Thongor is a character in a series of sword-and-sorcery novels and stories written by Lin Carter, stylized after Conan the Barbarian and set in ancient Lemuria. The character was picked up by Marvel Comics in the 1970s for its series Creatures on the Loose which saw some of Carter's stories adapted, as well as the author himself contributing to later issues. [1]

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In 1978 a Thongor movie was said to be in production for release in 1979. Titled Thongor in the Valley of Demons, the project was later cancelled.

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Bibliography of science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction writer Lin Carter:

References

  1. Thongor at The Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  2. "Thongor of Lemuria – Part One by Lin Carter". Black Gate . Retrieved 2020-01-30.