The 1st anniversary issue of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, from 1977. Contains ‘Golden Hope Christmas’ and an untitled story by Howard, an art portfolio by Don Herron 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.

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 #4 • (1975) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian [as by Steve Fabian]
  • ibc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4 [2] • (1975) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian [as by Steve Fabian]
  • 1 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4 • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • 2 • The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by uncredited
  • 2 •  The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • 3 • The Dark Lines (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 3 •  The Dark Lines (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • 4 • REH Mail (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 4 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Daniel Gobbett
  • 4 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Paul C. Allen
  • 4 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • [Letters: L. Sprague de Camp] • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 5 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Don Herron
  • 5 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Loay Hall
  • 6 • “Golden Hope” Christmas • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 6 •  Golden Hope Christmas • interior artwork by Clyde Caldwell
  • 10 • Echoes from Bal-Sagoth • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 10 •  Echoes from Bal-Sagoth • interior artwork by Marcus Boas and David Parsons
  • 10 • Untitled fragment (“The Dane came in with a rush…”) • (1975) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 18 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4 • interior artwork by James Bozarth
  • 19 •  Kings of the Night; A Portfolio • interior artwork by Don Herron
  • 23 • The Stars and the Skald • essay by Elaine Kuhns
  • 23 •  The Stars and the Skald • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • 26 • Forgotten Secrets of Bloody Pride • essay by Bill Wallace
  • 26 •  Forgotten Secrets of Bloody Pride • interior artwork by David Parsons and Steve Riley [as by David Parsons and Steven T. Riley]
  • 30 • Riden’ the Range with Robert E. Howard • essay by Byron L. Roark
  • 30 •  Riden’ the Range with Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by James Bozarth and Arnie Fenner
  • 36 •  Letter (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Kevin Cook
  • 37 • REH in Prose (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by Steve Riley (variant of REH in Prose) [as by Steven T. Riley]
  • 37 •   Review: Night Images by Robert E. Howard • review by Steve Riley [as by Steven T. Riley]
  • 38 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4 (Akivasha) • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • 39 • REH News (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • essay by uncredited
  • 39 •  REH News (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4) • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • bc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #4 (Conan as Amra the Lion) • interior artwork by James D. Bazarth

Notes

Volume 1, number 4.
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
“Damon C. Sasser, Editor/Publisher” and “David Parsons, Graphic Consultant” on ToC.
“The Junto” is a list of contributors.
“The Dark Lines” is an editorial.
Front cover illustration titled, “A sweep of the axe dropped an outlaw to the floor…”.

Limited to 650 copies
“‘Golden Hope’ Christmas” is illustrated by Clyde Caldwell

Publisher: The Black Coast Press
Year : Summer 1977
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Magazine
Pages : 44
Cover : Marcus Boas
Illustrations : Marcus BoasClyde Caldwell, Don Herron, Stephen Riley, Arnold FennerJames Bozarth
Cover art by Marcus Boas.

The third issue of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, from 1976. Contains ‘Conan vs. Conantics’ by Don Herron and ‘The Devil’s Joker’ by Howard. Also several articles and an art portfolio by Gene Day.

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 / Bill Wallace / Clyde Caldwell / Damon Sasser / David Parsons / Don Herron / Elaine Kuhns / James Bozarth / L. Sprague de Camp / Loay Hall / Marcus Boas / Paul C. Allen / Robert E. Howard / Stephen Riley / Steve Riley