Most of the articles are reprinted from issues of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association (REHUPA). Many are revised and expanded.

Other articles are from THE PULP COLLECTOR #18, STARLOG #238, CINEFANTASTIQUE (Jan 1997), and ROBERT E. HOWARD’S BLOOD & THUNDER #1.
Profusely illustrated by Virgil Finlay, Steve Fabian, Richard Corben, Roy G. Krenkel, Allen Koszowski, Hugh Rankin, Ray Capella, Rick McCollum, Jayem Wilcox, Lee Brown Coye, Ned Dameron, Ron Wilber, David Burton, T.J. Glenn, Jim Cawthorn, and original pulp illustrations by various artists.

Contents

  • 4 • Sixty Years of Robert E. Howard • essay by James Van Hise
  • 5 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard (“Adventure”) • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 6 •  Queen of the Black Coast • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 6 • Queen of the Black Coast • essay by James Van Hise
  • 9 • Queen of the Black Coast • short fiction by Richard Corben
  • 10 •  Queen of the Black Coast • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 11 •  Queen of the Black Coast • interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • 13 •  Queen of the Black Coast [2] • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 14 • The Valley of the Worm: A Gathering of Howard’s Essential Creative Themes • essay by Rick McCollum
  • 14 •  The Valley of the Worm: A Gathering of Howard’s Essential Creative Themes • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 15 •  The Valley of the Worm: A Gathering of Howard’s Essential Creative Themes • interior artwork by Raul Garcia Capella [as by Ray Capella]
  • 17 • Valley of the Worm: Origins and Interpretations • essay by James Van Hise
  • 19 •  Valley of the Worm: Origins and Interpretations • interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • 21 •  Valley of the Worm: Origins and Interpretations • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 22 • Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night • essay by Patrice Louinet
  • 22 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 23 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 26 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night [2] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 29 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night (King Conan) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 32 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night (Bran Mak Morn) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 35 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night (“The Phoenix on the Sword”) • (1932) • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 38 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night (The Scarlet Citadel) • (1933) • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 40 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 42 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night (“Old Aquilonia No. 1”) • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 44 •  Conan, Kull and Bran Mak Morn: The Kings of the Night [3] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 45 • De Camp vs. Howard: Rewriting Conan • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 53 •  De Camp vs. Howard: Rewriting Conan • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 54 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 55 • De Camp vs. Howard: Research Methods • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 58 • Robert E. Howard: One Character Writer? • essay by Richard Toogood
  • 58 •  Robert E. Howard: One Character Writer? • interior artwork by Richard Corben
  • 59 •  Robert E. Howard: One Character Writer? • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 60 •  Robert E. Howard: One Character Writer? (“The People of the Black Circle”) • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 62 •  Robert E. Howard: One Character Writer? (Red Nails) • (1936) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 63 •  Robert E. Howard: One Character Writer? (The People of the Black Circle) • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 64 • Robert E. Howard: Cross Plains Outsider • essay by Rick McCollum
  • 64 •  Robert E. Howard: Cross Plains Outsider (“Robert E. Howard – Enemies Everywhere”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 66 •  Robert E. Howard: Cross Plains Outsider (“Stalking Cross Plains”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 69 •  Robert E. Howard: Cross Plains Outsider • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 70 • The Weird Tales Readers’ View of Robert E. Howard — Comments from “The Eyrie” • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 71 •  Robert E. Howard: Cross Plains Outsider (“Shadows in the Moonlight”) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 72 •  Robert E. Howard: Cross Plains Outsider (“Yasmina screamed her loathing and horror”) • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 75 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard [2] • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 76 •  Skull-Face: A Closer Look • (1952) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay (variant of Skull-Face [2])
  • 76 • Skull-Face: A Closer Look. The Weird Adventure That Is Skull-Face • essay by James Van Hise
  • 79 •  Skull-Face: A Closer Look • (1929) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 80 •  Skull-Face: A Closer Look [2] • (1952) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay (variant of Skull-Face)
  • 82 • Skull-Face: A Closer Look. Revelations of Kathulos • essay by Rick Lai
  • 83 •  Skull-Face: A Closer Look • interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • 84 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 85 • Pigeons from Hell: Classic Howard Horror • essay by James Van Hise
  • 86 •  Pigeons from Hell: Classic Howard Horror • (1951) • interior artwork by Lee Brown Coye
  • 89 •  Pigeons from Hell: Classic Howard Horror • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay (variant of Pigeons from Hell 1938)
  • 90 • The Expurgated Solomon Kane • essay by Steve Trout
  • 90 •  The Expurgated Solomon Kane • (1930) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 94 •  The Expurgated Solomon Kane • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • 98 •  The Expurgated Solomon Kane • (1976) • interior artwork by Ned Dameron
  • 102 •  The Expurgated Solomon Kane [2] • (1976) • interior artwork by Ned Dameron
  • 104 •  The Expurgated Solomon Kane [3] • (1976) • interior artwork by Ned Dameron
  • 108 • A Solomon Kane Chronology • essay by Richard Toogood
  • 108 •  A Solomon Kane Chronology • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 112 •  A Solomon Kane Chronology • (1976) • interior artwork by Ned Dameron
  • 117 •  A Solomon Kane Chronology [2] • (1976) • interior artwork by Ned Dameron
  • 120 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • 122 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard (Dark Agnes) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 123 • Robert E. Howard: Poet in Prose • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles A. Gramlich]
  • 125 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard [2] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 126 • The Frost Giant’s Daughter: A Deeper Look • essay by Rick McCollum
  • 127 •  The Frost Giant’s Daughter: A Deeper Look (“He was the only one left”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 129 •  The Frost Giant’s Daughter: A Deeper Look (“Airmail from Acheron”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 132 •  The Frost Giant’s Daughter: A Deeper Look • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 133 •  The Frost Giant’s Daughter: A Deeper Look (“The Devoted Messenger”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 134 • Alumuric: The Saga of Esau Cairn • essay by James Van Hise
  • 134 •  Alumuric: The Saga of Esau Cairn • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 135 •  Alumuric: The Saga of Esau Cairn • interior artwork by H. Sightoh
  • 136 •  Alumuric: The Saga of Esau Cairn • (1939) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 141 •  Alumuric: The Saga of Esau Cairn [2] • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 142 •  The Scarlet Citadel: A Portfolio • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 146 • Robert E. Howard’s Book of Heroes • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles A. Gramlich]
  • 146 •  Robert E. Howard’s Book of Heroes (Conan) • interior artwork by Hisao Saito
  • 147 •  Robert E. Howard’s Book of Heroes (Dark Agnes) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 151 •  Robert E. Howard’s Book of Heroes (Dark Agnes) • interior artwork by T. J. Glenn
  • 153 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard [3] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 153 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Raul Garcia Capella [as by Ray Capella]
  • 154 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Ron Wilber
  • 155 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard (“Cormac Mac Art”) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 156 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard [4] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 157 • Lin Carter and J. R. R. Toldien: Problems • essay by Rick McCollum
  • 160 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 161 • Lin Carter: The Inept Pasticheur • essay by Morgan Holmes
  • 164 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard [2] • interior artwork by Ron Wilber
  • 166 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard [2] • interior artwork by Allen Koszowski
  • 167 •  Portfolio: Covers of 1973 German Conan Paperback Editions • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 170 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 171 • The Whole Wide World • essay by James Van Hise
  • 171 •  The Whole Wide World (Robert E. Howard) • interior artwork by David Burton
  • 175 • An Interview with Dan Ireland: Director • interview of Dan Ireland • interview by James Van Hise
  • 177 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard (“Conan stared aghast: the image. . l”) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 182 • An Interview with Renee Zellweger • interview of Renee Zellweger • interview by James Van Hise
  • 185 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robet E. Howard (“A fleeting glimpse showe the Cimmerian the giant tawny shape…”) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 186 • An Interview with Vincent D’Onofrio • interview of Vincent D’Onofrio • interview by James Van Hise
  • 188 •  The Fantastic Worlds of Rober E. Howard (Dig Me No Grave) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay (variant of Dig Me No Grave 1937)
  • bc •  The Fantastic Worlds of Robert E. Howard [5] • (1967) • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel (variant of cover art for King Kull)
Publisher : James Van Hise
Year : June 1997 (first) | 2001 (second)
Type: Fanzine
Format : Trade paperback  (8.5 x 11)
Pages : 192
Cover : Steve Firchow (front) | Roy G. Krenkel (back)
Illustrations : See above

Notes

Limited first edition of 1200 copies (sold out in 6 months).
Second edition of 2000 copies.
The only difference is that one page of art was replaced with a Gary Gianni drawing
Edited by James Van Hise

Most of the articles are reprinted from issues of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association (REHUPA). Many are revised and expanded.

Other articles are from THE PULP COLLECTOR #18, STARLOG #238, CINEFANTASTIQUE (Jan 1997), and ROBERT E. HOWARD’S BLOOD & THUNDER #1.
Profusely illustrated by Virgil Finlay, Steve Fabian, Richard Corben, Roy G. Krenkel, Allen Koszowski, Hugh Rankin, Ray Capella, Rick McCollum, Jayem Wilcox, Lee Brown Coye, Ned Dameron, Ron Wilber, David Burton, T.J. Glenn, Jim Cawthorn, and original pulp illustrations by various artists.

Tags: Allen Kosowski / Bran Mak Morn / Charles Allen Gramlich / Conan / Gary Gianni / Hugh Rankin / James Van Hise / Jayem Wilcox / King Kull / Morgan Holmes / Ned Dameron / Patrice Louinet / Raul Garcia Capella / Richard Toogood / Rick Lai / Rick McCollum / Robert E. Howard / Roy G. Krenkel / Rusty Burke / Stephen Fabian / Steve Trout / Virgil Finlay