The Dark Man V3N2 (#11): The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies

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.

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.

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