In the June 2011 issue of Maxim magazine, there is a brief "fast facts" snippet about Conan and Robert E. Howard. I have to parentheses the facts portion as "We" all know better.
Amaron's post over at the Robert E. Howard Forums piqued my interest, but further developments are just too good to leave alone. I'll just replicate what I said over there.
It says, Conan debuted in 1932, making him older than Superman but younger than Mickey Mouse.
Cool factoid: Solomon Kane's older than all three!
Mickey Mouse first appearance: November 1928
Solomon Kane's first appearance: August 1928
Conan was born in the fictional Hyborian Age in Cimmeria, thought to be modern-day Ukraine - (Funny, that is the first time I have ever heard that one.)
I think they're getting it mixed up with another Cimmeria: the historical Cimmerians lived in the area of modern Ukraine. I've heard it a few times, usually when people try to justify the Austrian accent. ("Austria's right next to Ukraine!")
At least they didn't say "Hyboria," though.
Howard described Conan as 6'2", 210 pounds, supposedly the authors own weight and height.
Conan's an orphan: His mom was decapitated and his dad was eaten by dogs.
Figures. Strange they don't mention Thulsa Doom, though.
Officer Aggro scanned in the page, and there's a delightfully ironic bit in the top right corner:
"Incredibly Untrustworthy Source" indeed. One wonders if that was intentional on their part.