The second issue of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, from 1976. Contains several articles and a letter from Howard to Clark Ashton Smith, part two of the 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

  • ifc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2 (Glory McGraw) • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • ibc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2 (Atla) • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • 2 • The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by uncredited
  • 3 • The Dark Lines (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 4 • REH Mail (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 4 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by Wayne Warfield
  • 4 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by Paul C. Allen
  • 5 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by Kevin Cook
  • 6 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by George Hamilton
  • 6 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by Marty Ketchum
  • 7 •  Letter: Robert E. Howard to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked March 15, 1933 • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • (1969) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked March 15, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I hardly know how to thank you…”) 1976)8 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2 • interior artwork by John Jamilkowski
  • 9 • A Fool and His Money Are Sooner Strangers • short story by David Parsons [as by El Diablo de Crom]
  • 12 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2 • interior artwork by James Bozarth
  • 13 • The Legendary Celts • essay by Wayne Warfield
  • 15 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2 • interior artwork by James Bozarth
  • 16 •  The Pool of the Black One: A Portfolio • interior artwork by Ken Raney
  • 21 • Scorpio Rising • essay by Elaine Kuhns [as by Elaine]
  • 23 • Collecting Howardia • essay by Steve Smolins
  • 26 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2 • interior artwork by James Bozarth
  • 27 • The Case of the Black Book • short story by Damon C. Sasser [as by John Stash]
  • 32 • REH in Prose (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by David Parsons and Damon C. Sasser
  • 32 •   Review: The Book of Robert E. Howard by Robert E. Howard • review by David Parsons
  • 33 •   Review: The Iron Man by Robert E. Howard • review by Damon C. Sasser
  • 33 •   Review: The Ultimate Guide to Howardia 1925-1975 by Wayne Warfield • review by Damon C. Sasser
  • 34 • REH in Graphics (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by uncredited
  • 34 • Review: Portfolio – The Queen of the Black Coast by Stephen Fabian • essay by uncredited
  • 34 •   Review: Bloodstar by Richard Corben and Robert E. Howard and John Jakes • review by uncredited
  • 35 • REH News (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2) • essay by uncredited
  • bc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #2 (Solomon Kane) • interior artwork by Arnie Fenner

Notes

Volume 1, number 2.
Typed, lithographed.
Saddle stapled, wraps. Covers not included in page numbers.
“The Junto” lists the contributors.
“The Dark Lines” is an editorial.
Cover illustration is “Bran Mak Morn in Battle”.

Editor and publisher: Damon C. Sasser
Limited to 500 copies

Publisher: The Black Coast Press
Year : Summer 1976
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Magazine
Pages : 40
Cover : Gene Day
Illustrations : David Parsons, John Jamilkowski, James D. Bozarth, Arnie Fenner, Ken Raney
Cover art by Gene Day.
Back cover art by Arnold M. Fenner

The second issue of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, from 1976. Contains several articles and a letter from Howard to Clark Ashton Smith, part two of the 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: Arnie Fenner / Bran Mak Morn / Clark Ashton Smith / Damon Sasser / David Parsons / Elaine Kuhns / George Hamilton / James Bozarth / John Jamilkowski / Ken Raney / Kevin Cook / Marty Ketchum / Paul C. Allen / Robert E. Howard / Stephen Fabian / Steve Smolins / Wayne Warfield