Dragon Kings are a race which were created by Lin Carter for the Thongor series of fantasy novels, first appearing in 1965 in the Wizard of Lemuria. The Marvel adaptation were created in 1973 by Val Mayerik and Gardner Fox. Making their first appearance in issue #26 of the 1st volume of the Creatures on the Loose comic book series.
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The Dragon Kings are descendants of the Elder God Set. It's a race which was sired by his son Sligguth, spawned a million years ago (together with Serpent Men). Half a million years ago, in the time of elder Hyperborea, the Dragon-Kings ruled the Earth (including the continent of Lemuria). It was the Age of Dragons, when reptilian kings and necromancers ruled the land, studying dark magic and building monolithic cities of black stone. Masters of science and technology, unlike any seen on Earth.
They worshiped the Lords of Chaos, including Iao Thamungazoth.