Weird Tales Volume 53 Number 2, Winter 1991/1992, considered number 303. Contains the poem THE ZULU LORD.
Anthology/novel based on an unfinished story by Robert E. Howard, with a different author writing each of the 17 chapters. The first 12 chapters were published in five issues of the fanzine Fantasy Crossroads; the remainder appears here for the first time.
Written by Robert E. Howard, Karl Edward Wagner, Joseph Brennan; Richard L. Tierney; Michael Moorcock; Charles R. Saunders; Andrew J. Offutt; Manly Wade Wellman; Darrell Schweitzer; A. E. Van Vogt; Brian Lumley; Frank Belknap Long; Adrian Cole; Ramsey Campbell; H. Warner Munn; Marion Zimmer Bradley; Richard A. Lupoff
Edited by Mark Hall. The Dark Man V3N2.
The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the academic study of Robert E. Howard’s literary legacy as well as the literary historical and print culture contexts associated with it. The journal seeks to publish full-length articles, brief critical notes and commentaries, bibliographies, reviews of books, and other scholarship that treats Howard’s life, time, literary work, and associated topics such as Weird Tales, H.P. Lovecraft, and the concept of a transhistorical pulp fiction aesthetic.
Features a lengthy essay on Howard’s relationship with the standout pulp Argosy, a piece on the tantalizing theme of devolution within REH’s invented history, a trip report from Howard Days 2008, a quick rundown of the 2008 Cimmerian Awards, plus poetry by Donald Sidney-Fryer, art from Socar Myles, and the Lion’s Den letters column.
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.