REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #12 from the 2008. Contains the story ‘Fists of the Revolution’ by Howard, illustrated by Jim & Ruth Keegan. An article from Mark Finn, illustrated by Bill Cavalier. Also an Robert E. Howard art portfolio by Jim Ordolis. Several articles and a review of the Girasol Facsimile books.
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #15 from 2011. Contains ‘Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra’ by Howard, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle. Also the poem ‘Miser’s Gold’. An portfolio of Howard’s heroes of the historicals by Nathan Furman and several articles.
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #16 from 2012. Contains ‘The Diablos Trails’ by Howard, illustrated by Jim Ordolis. Also included is ‘Miss High-Hat’ by Howard, illustrated by David Burton. Lots of articles and illustrations.
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17 from 2014. Contains ‘The Stones of Destiny’ by Howard, illustrated by Nathan Furman. Portfolio of Howard’s Heroes of the Desert by Bob Covington. Also ‘Earnest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard, and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists’ by Brian Leno, illustrated by Bill Cavalier and much more.
This book contains over 60 black and white photos. It also contains over 60 black and white cover reproductions of publications by and featuring REH. ‘The Ghost with the Silk Hat’ was originally published in ‘Writer of the Dark’ by Dark Carneval Press. Nearly three dozen changes were made to the text. The text included in ‘The Man from Cross Plains’ was taken from the typescript and a few corrections are noted at the back of the book. ~ ~ The book is divided into six sections. The first is a rare piece of Howard fiction, the 16,500 word story, “The Ghost in the Silk Hat.” This story appeared in 1985 in Switzerland and there were many changes made to the script. The text of this story was taken directly from the manuscript. The other sections are non-fiction and contain a wide variety of topics from personal travelogs of folks who have visited Cross Plains; a look at Howard’s fictional creations, including Conan.
Features full coverage of the January 21, 2006 centennial celebration in Fort Worth, Texas, an essay on Howard creating a horror milieu in reaction to Lovecraft, more coverage of the December 27, 2005 Cross Plains fire, a historical vignette about a Howard lawsuit by Glenn Lord, poetry by Darrell Schweitzer, a jam-packed Lion’s Den, and more.
Features an in-depth look at the very first Robert E. Howard Days in 1986, complete with lots of pictures, along with a series of excerpts from the highly anticipated Howard biography by [redacted], a tantalizing tidbit from Don Herron’s interview with Howard friend and contemporary Norris Chambers, rousing battle poetry from Darrell Schweitzer, a huge Lion’s Den, and more.