REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17 from 2014. Contains ‘The Stones of Destiny’ by Howard, illustrated by Nathan Furman. Portfolio of Howard’s Heroes of the Desert by Bob Covington. Also ‘Earnest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard, and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists’ by Brian Leno, illustrated by Bill Cavalier and much more.
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.
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.
- ifc • REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17 (Scene from Howard story “Spears of Clontarf”) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
- ibc • REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17 (Scene from Howard story “Spears of Clontarf”)  • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
- 2 • The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17) • essay by uncredited
- 3 • The Dark Lines / “Some of It’s Magic, Some of It’s Tragic” • essay by Damon C. Sasser
- 5 • The Stones of Destiny • (1989) • short story by Robert E. Howard
- 5 • The Stones of Destiny • interior artwork by Nathan Furman
- 12 • The Diabolical Blond • interior artwork by Clayton Hinkle
- 13 • The Diabolical Blond • essay by Rob Roehm
- 16 • What the Thak? / Anthropological Oddities in Howard’s Work • interior artwork by Clayton Hinkle
- 17 • What the Thak? / Anthropological Oddities in Howard’s Work • essay by Jeffrey Shanks
- 19 • Figure 1: Neanderthal Man • interior artwork by J. F. H.
- 27 • Non Sequiturs Inside the Academy Gates • essay by Don Herron
- 30 • Robert E. Howard’s Heroes of the Desert / A Portfolio • interior artwork by Bob Covington
- 35 • Robert E. Howard and Past Lives: Reincarnation, Dreams and Race Memories • essay by Barbara A. Barrett [as by Barbara Barrett]
- 37 • Robert E. Howard and Past Lives: Reincarnation, Dreams and Race Memories • interior artwork by Richard Pace
- 52 • Apocalypse on the Liffey • interior artwork by Robert Sankner
- 53 • Apocalypse on the Liffey • essay by Dave Hardy [as by David Hardy (I)]
- 60 • Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard, and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists • interior artwork by Bill Cavalier
- 61 • Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard, and Battling Siki: Typewriters and Fists • essay by Brian Leno
- bc • REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #17 (“Skull-Face”) • interior artwork by Terry Pavlet
Summer 2014. Volume 1 Number 17.
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
200 numbered copies signed by Damon C. Sasser.
Cover illustrates the Howard story “Red Nails”, showing “…a fierce exultation swept her as she felt the edge cleave solid flesh and mortal bone.”
“The Junto” identifies the authors.
“The Dark Lines” is an editorial.
There are small, untitled illustrations on pages 11, 15, 26, 51, 59 and 64 without illustrator identification.
Editor and publisher: Damon C. Sasser
|Publisher:||The Black Coast Press|
|Year :||Summer 2014|
|Book No. :||None|
|Cover :||Michael L. Peters (Front)
Stephen Fabian (Inside front and back)
Terry Pavlet (Back)
|Illustrations :||Nathan Furman, Clayton Hinkle, Bob Covington, Richard Pace, Robert Sankner, Bill Cavalier|