The Cimmerian #2 volume 1

Issue 2 of The Cimmerian. Edited by Leo Grin | Illustrated by Jason Castagna – 40 pages.

This issue was printed in two editions. The deluxe edition, numbered 1–75, uses a black linen cover with foil-stamped blood-red text. The limited edition, numbered 76–225, uses a blood-red cover with solid black text.

The Cimmerian #1 volume 2

Features a pictorial article about a new Howardian discovery by Rob Roehm, essays by Gary Romeo and David A. Hardy exploring the influence of history on Howard’s fiction, plus verse from Darrell Schweitzer, a huge Letters column, art, and more.

The Cimmerian #2 volume 2

Features Part One of our comprehensive coverage of the new five-volume set of Howard titles from the Bison Books imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, an article about improving pastiches by Rick McCollum, a special collectible offer for Cimmerian readers direct from Cross Plains, a meaty and contentious Lion’s Den, and more.

The Cimmerian #3 volume 2

Features Part Two of our comprehensive coverage of the new five-volume set of Howard titles from the Bison Books imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, an article about the current collecting prices for Howard boxing pulps, a Clark Ashton Smith-inspired poem from Donald Sidney-Fryer, another jam-packed Lion’s Den, and more.

The Cimmerian #4 volume 2

Features complete coverage of the 2005 Robert E. Howard Days festival, including thousands of words of commentary from a variety of attendees. Also features an article on Howard’s personal library by [redacted], a look at a rare collectible — inscribed by Howard himself — from Joseph Linzalone, a poem about Howard by Frank Coffman, numerous pictures, a variety of letters in The Lion’s Den, and more.

The Cimmerian #2 volume 3

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.

The Cimmerian #3 volume 3

Features a comprehensive essay on the relationship between REH and J.R.R. Tolkien in the fantasy field, another essay on Howard’s fascination with notorious western outlaw John Wesley Hardin, an all-new interview with someone who knew the Howards, poetry, art, The Lion’s Den, and more.

The Cimmerian #4 volume 3

Features the longest and most researched look at Howard’s Desert Adventures ever written, an article studying the editing history of one of Howard’s humorous westerns, a look at an intriguing historical precedent for Conan, the return of Richard Tierney’s new Hyborian poetry cycle, a detailed Lovecraft-themed letter in The Lion’s Den, and more.

The Cimmerian #6 volume 3

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.

The Cimmerian #9 volume 3

Features a detailed exploration of the creation of Howard’s first American hardcover, Skull-Face and Others, an article on some mindblowing authentic Howard book finds, an article about discovering a previously unknown Howard connection with a famous author, a trip report of Pulpcon 2006, letters, art, and more.