A fanzine or periodical edited by Jonathan Bacon from 1975. Issue 4 and 5 contains the Kid Allison story ‘Man with the Mystery Mitts’, ‘War to the Blind’ (poem), ‘The Abbey’ (fragment) and ‘The Day Breaks Over Simla’ (poem)

Contents

  • 1 • Ramblings (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • [Editorial Ramblings] • essay by Jonathan Bacon
  • 2 • Epistle Express (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • [Epistle Express] • essay by Jonathan Bacon
  • 2 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • essay by Frank Cirocco
  • 2 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • essay by Dave Lewis
  • 4 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • essay by Bob Barger [as by Robert P. Barger]
  • 5 • Revue Rak (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • essay by uncredited
  • 5 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 • interior artwork by Douglas Herring
  • 5 •   Review: Lovecraft: A Biography by L. Sprague de Camp • (1975) • review by Dirk W. Mosig
  • 8 • Response to Professor Mosig • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 9 • Mosig Rebuttal • essay by Dirk W. Mosig
  • 10 •  The Hobbit Portfolio • interior artwork by C. C. Beck
  • 17 • Tolkien and the Elves • essay by Ruth Ann Moore
  • 17 •  Tolkien and the Elves • interior artwork by Sam de la Rosa
  • 18 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [2] • interior artwork by Douglas Herring
  • 19 • Middle Earth & the Bible • essay by David J. Grant
  • 20 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 (Frankenstein’s Monster) • interior artwork by Sam de la Rosa
  • 20 • Ten Tuesdays Down a Rabbit Hole (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • essay by Leslie Kay Swigart
  • 21 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [2] • interior artwork by Robert K. Oermann
  • 22 • Reaping the Whirlwind • (1974) • essay by Harlan Ellison (variant of Introduction: Reaping the Whirlwind)
  • 25 •  Reaping the Whirlwind • interior artwork by A. J. Hanley
  • 26 • Knox • (1974) • short story by Harlan Ellison
  • 26 •  Knox • interior artwork by Frank Cirocco
  • 32 • Man with the Mystery Mitts • [Kid Allison] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 •  Man with the Mystery Mitts • interior artwork by Jim Pitts
  • 38 • REH: Misfit • essay by Wayne Warfield
  • 39 • War to the Blind • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 39 •  War to the Blind • interior artwork by Tom Foster
  • 42 • The Abbey (fragment) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 42 •  The Abbey (fragment) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 44 • The Sending of the Singing Bones • poem by j. e. coplin [as by James Coplin]
  • 44 •  The Sending of the Singing Bones • interior artwork by Douglas Herring
  • 55 •  The Sending of the Singing Bones [2] • interior artwork by Stephen Riley
  • 59 •  The Sending of the Singing Bones [3] • interior artwork by Frank Cirocco
  • 60 •  The Sending of the Singing Bones [4] • interior artwork by Robert K. Oermann
  • 61 •  Conan & Other Fantasy Swordsmen Portfolio • interior artwork by Brent Anderson and Herb Arnold and Cliff Bird and Gene Day and Sam de la Rosa and Stephen Fabian and Ronn Foss and Tom Foster and Dennis Fujitake and Douglas Herring and Broc Sears and Randall Spurgin
  • 78 • Day Breaks over Simla • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Day Breaks over Simla)
  • 78 •  Day Breaks over Simla • interior artwork by Frank Cirocco
  • 82 • Volsung Saga • short story by Coreen Casey
  • 82 •  Volsung Saga • interior artwork by Ronn Foss
  • 86 • The Neglected Silence • essay by Bill Orlikow
  • 87 • Secret Worship • [John Silence] • (1908) • novelette by Algernon Blackwood
  • 90 •  Secret Worship • interior artwork by Diane Blair
  • 96 •  Secret Worship [2] • interior artwork by Kris Galloway
  • 99 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [3] • interior artwork by Robert K. Oermann
  • 100 • Ancient Sorceries • graphic format • [John Silence] • novelette by Jonathan Bacon and Algernon Blackwood
  • 100 •  Ancient Sorceries • interior artwork by Ric Cruz and Sam de la Rosa
  • 108 • The Eyrie: An Unusual Mailbag • (1975) • essay by Robert Weinberg
  • 110 • News Notes (Fantasy Crossroads #4/5) • essay by uncredited
  • 110 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [4] • interior artwork by Robert K. Oermann
  • 111 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [5] • interior artwork by Cliff Bird
  • 112 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [6] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 113 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [7] • (1971) • interior artwork by Barry Windsor-Smith [as by Barry Smith]
  • 114 • Robert E. Howard Checklist: Books Available in Japanese • essay by Masaki Abe
  • 116 •  Incident • interior artwork by Broc Sears
  • 117 •   Review: The Annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker • review by Michael Kellar
  • 118 •   Review: Horror Hunters by Roger Elwood and Vic Ghidalia • review by Michael Kellar
  • 119 •   Review: The Occult Lovecraft by H. P. Lovecraft and Anthony Raven • review by Michael Kellar
  • 122 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [8] • interior artwork by Mercy Van Vlack
  • 123 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [9] • interior artwork by Ric Cruz
  • 124 •  Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 [10] • interior artwork by Robert K. Oermann

Notes

Volume 1, number 4/5. Whole number 4/5.
Stapled single pages, wraps. Page number do not include front cover.
Front cover illustration title is “Conan Triumphant”.
Mosig’s review of Lovecraft: A Biography first appeared in the 10th mailing of the “Esoteric Order of Dagon”.
“Revue Rak” reviews fanzines, as well as several books.
“Reaping the Whirlwind” is the Introduction to Approaching Oblivion, 1974.
“The Eyrie: An Unusual Mailbag” appeared originally as “The Very Odd ‘Eyrie'” in the tenth mailing of the “Esoteric Order of Dagon”
Kellar’s review of The Annotated Dracula treats Leonard Wolf as the author, rather than Bram Stoker.

Edited by Jonathan Bacon
Limited edition print run of 565 copies.
First appearance: “War to the Blind,” “The Abbey”
and “The Day Breaks Over Simla”
“Man with the Mystery Mitts” is illustrated by Jim Pitts
“War to the Blind” is illustrated by Tom Foster
“The Abbey” is illustrated by Stephen Fabian
“The Day Breaks Over Simla” is illustrated by Frank Cirocco

Publisher:Graceland College Comic Club
Year :August 1975
Book No. :None
Edition :1st
Format :Periodical  (8.5 x 11, side stapled)
Pages :122
Cover :Broc Sears (front)
Robert K. Oermann (back)
Illustrations :Brent Anderson, Herb Arnold, Cliff Bird, C. C. Beck, Diane Blair, Frank Cirocco, Gene Day, Sam de la Rosa, Stephen Fabian, Ronn Foss, Tom Foster, Dennis Fujitake, Kris Galloway, Douglas Herring, A. J. Hanley, Roy Krenkel, Robert K. Oremann, Jim Pitts, K. W. Raney, Steve Riley, Broc Sears, Barry Smith, Randall Spurgin, and Mercy Van Vlack

Fantasy Crossroads #4/5

A fanzine or periodical edited by Jonathan Bacon from 1975. Issue 4 and 5 contains the story ‘Man with the Mystery Mitts’, ‘War to the Blind’ (poem), ‘The Abbey’ (fragment) and ‘The Day Breaks Over Simla’ (poem)

Tags: A. J. Hanley / Barry Windsor-Smith / Bill Orlikow / C. C. Beck / Cliff W. Bird / Corren Casey / Dave Lewis / Diane Blair / Dirk Mosiq / Douglas Herring / Frank Cirocco / Harlan Ellison / Jonathan Bacon / Kid Allison / Kris Galloway / L. Sprague de Camp / Leslie Kay Swigart / Masaki Abe / Mercy Van Vlack / Ric Cruz / Robert E. Howard / Robert K. Oermann / Robert P. Barger / Robert Weinberg / Roy G. Krenkel / Ruth Ann Moore / Sam de la Rosa