The front cover art is by Joe Jusko (which he sent to Van Hise to use as it previously only appeared on a promo for a statue and was not a SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN cover). The back cover is the color art for the cover of the 1976 British paperback edition of KING KULL. Articles include a lengthy section on the making of the movie KULL THE CONQUEROR, including examinations of three different screenplay drafts, and an interview with screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue (who wrote the original screenplay which was later rewritten by others). There is also a look at the Conan story “Shadows In The Moonlight” (complete with the old WEIRD TALES illo). A 1935 biographical sketch of E. Hoffman Price. A 1951 author profile of L. Sprague de Camp, a WEIRD TALES cover gallery and more, including artwork by Eduardo Barreto, Rick McCollum, Hannes Bok and others.
The front and back cover art is from foreign Robert E. Howard paperback editions. Articles include a long analysis of the Robert E. Howard story “Tower Of The Elephant” (profusely illustrated). A six page folio of illustrations from Robert E. Howard stories printed in Czechoslovakia. An interview with Ray Capella and a short sword & sorcery story by Ray titled “The Lair.” A seven page folio of WEIRD TALES pulp art from Robert E. Howard stories. An article on the REH story “Lord Of The Dead.” An article on Conan pastiche novels (in other words Conan books not written by REH), and more. Artwork by Rick McCollum, Eduardo Barreto, Mahlon Fawcett, and others.
The front and back cover art is from foreign Robert E. Howard paperback editions. Articles include part two a long analysis of the Robert E. Howard story “Tower Of The Elephant” (profusely illustrated) by Rick McCollum. An eight page folio of illustrations from Robert E. Howard stories printed in pulp magazines. An interview with Karl Edward Wagner from 1980. “H.P.L.: The History” by Lin Carter (from 1950). “An Appreciation of Clark Ashton Smith” by Lin Carter (from 1949). An article on A. Merritt from 1948 (with pulp art by Virgil Finlay and others). And more. Artwork by Rick McCollum, Eduardo Barreto, Mahlon Fawcett, and others.
Features include an article on Frank Frazetta, 1945 Harper’s review of H.P. Lovecraft, covers of foreign HPL books, old article on Clark Ashton Smith, index to STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES, E. Hoffman Price tribute to Edmond Hamilton, an interview with the late Nils Hardin (publisher of XENOPHILE), a long article on comic books and horror by James Van Hise, previously unpublished fantasy art by Eduardo Barreto, article on artist Mahlon Fawcett who died in 2015, and more.
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.