The very first issue of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur from 1976. Contains several articles by Damon Sasser, artwork by James Bozarth. Even an article about an astrological look at Howard.

In the mid-1970s, when the Robert E. Howard Boom was just beginning, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur was on the cutting edge of Howard Fandom. During those heady days there was a continuous stream of hardback books, paperbacks, magazines, comics, chapbooks, fanzines, art portfolios and one-shot publications all devoted to the gifted author and poet from Cross Plains, Texas. When the Boom eventually faded out in the late eighties, the fans and admirers of Robert E. Howard still carried the torch, waiting for a time when Howard would return and that time has come. While not on as grand a scale as the earlier boom, it is nonetheless a great time to be a Howard fan.

As a result of this renewed interest in Howard, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur resumed publication in 2003. Issues 5 through 4have been published with the current schedule having The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal appearing annually. REH: Two-Gun Raconteur is a classic Howard journal that keeps its roots intact. The journal is geared toward the reader who enjoys escaping into the fantastic worlds and characters created by Robert E. Howard.

Each issue features an outstanding line-up of obscure Robert E. Howard fiction, insightful essays and in-depth articles by award winning Howard scholars, plus first-rate artwork by up and coming young artists as well as established favorites.

So, if you are an aficionado of the works of the world’s greatest fantasy and adventure writer, you will find the spirit of Robert E. Howard lives on, bringing fire and thunder to the pages of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur.

Contents

  • 2 • REH in Prose (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #1) • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 2 •   Review: Etchings in Ivory by Robert E. Howard • review by uncredited
  • 2 •   Review: Two against Tyre by Robert E. Howard • review by uncredited
  • 2 •   Review: The Lost Valley of Iskander by Robert E. Howard • review by uncredited
  • 4 • The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #1) • essay by uncredited
  • 5 • The Dark Lines (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #1) • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 6 • God’s Angry Man • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 6 •  God’s Angry Man • interior artwork by James Bozarth
  • 9 • The Annotated Solomon Kane • essay by uncredited
  • 17 • The Kane Glossary • essay by uncredited
  • 19 • The Complete Kane • essay by uncredited
  • 20 •  The Dark Man; A Portfolio • interior artwork by James Bozarth
  • 25 • An Astrological Look at REH • essay by Elaine Kuhns [as by Elaine]
  • 28 • REH in Graphics (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #1) • essay by uncredited
  • 29 • Robert E. Howard: Retrospectively • essay by Wayne Warfield
  • 33 • An Experiment in Exploitation: Donald M. Grant’s Conan • essay by Byron L. Roark
  • 35 • “The Sense of Hideous Antiquity” • essay by Bill Wallace
  • 38 • REH News (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #1) • essay by uncredited
  • 40 • Red Sonja vs Red Sonja • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 40 •  Red Sonja vs Red Sonja • interior artwork by uncredited43 •  Robert E. Howard Astrological Chart • interior artwork by Elaine Kuhns [as by Elaine]
  • 44 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur • interior artwork by James Bozarth

Notes

Typed and mimeographed.
Stapled. Covers included in page numbers.
“Damon C. Sasser, Editor and Publisher” on ToC page.
“The Junto” is a contributors’ page.
“The Dark Lines” is an editorial.
“An Astrological Look at REH” is subtitled “First in a Series”.
All uncredited essays almost certainly by Damon C. Sasser.

There was a special limited edition of only 30 copies reprint for sale at the Robert E. Howard Gift shop published in June 2006.

Volume 1 Number 1
Limited to 350 copies
There is no Howard material in this issue.

Publisher: The Black Coast Press
Year : Spring 1976
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Magazine
Pages : 44
Cover : James D. Bozarth
Illustrations : James D. Bozarth
2nd. edition. Special limited edtion of 30 copies.

The very first issue of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur from 1976. Contains several articles by Damon Sasser, artwork by James Bozarth. Even an article about an astrological look at Howard.

In the mid-1970s, when the Robert E. Howard Boom was just beginning, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur was on the cutting edge of Howard Fandom. During those heady days there was a continuous stream of hardback books, paperbacks, magazines, comics, chapbooks, fanzines, art portfolios and one-shot publications all devoted to the gifted author and poet from Cross Plains, Texas. When the Boom eventually faded out in the late eighties, the fans and admirers of Robert E. Howard still carried the torch, waiting for a time when Howard would return and that time has come. While not on as grand a scale as the earlier boom, it is nonetheless a great time to be a Howard fan.

Tags: Bill Wallace / Damon Sasser / Dark Agnes / Elaine Kuhns / James Bozarth / Robert E. Howard / Wayne Warfield