Gods of the North, the first appearance in the March 1934 issue of The Fantasy Fan. It is among Robert E. Howard’s finest writings on sword and sorcery. This was a rejected Conan story and Howard allowed The Fantasy Fan to publish it.
Features include an in-depth 50 page article by Rick McCollum on the classic writers of fantasy in the early 20th century. “The Most Popular Stories in Weird Tales 1924-1940”, a 1969 article on Robert E. Howard by Bob Weinberg, an author index to FANTASTIC NOVELS and FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES. Art by Eduardo Barreto, Allen Koszowski, Berni Wrightson and more. Front cover art from an unpublished 1971 issue of SATELLITE SCIENCE FICTION.
Articles include a lengthy interview with Jim & Ruth Keegan, the writers and artists of THE ADVENTURES OF TWO-GUN BOB, the Robert E. Howard bio-strip which appears in each issue of the Dark Horse CONAN comic book.
There is also an article on the Conan story “The Scarlet Citadel.” Plus a 1938 article by Henry Kuttner “Selling The Fantasy Story.” Also presented is an 8 page letter by Harold Preece about a Robert E. Howard biography he planned to write. Also included is an article on MODERN ROBERT E. HOWARD FANDOM and the new fanzines currently available, a 1940s article on Robert E. Howard from the old fanzine THE FANSCIENT, and a 1940s review of the Arkham edition of SKULLFACE & OTHERS from a British science fiction fanzine, FANTASY REVIEW. There is also first in a series of articles on Sword & Sorcery in comics (this installment on the 1960s Warren magazines which featured Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, Frank Frazetta and Jeff Jones), and much more!