After 26 years without any published issues, Damon Sasser returned with issue #5 of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur in 2003. Contains the story ‘A Horror in the Night’ by Robert E. Howard, an art folio by Stephen Fabian and several articles.

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 #5 (Solomon Kane) • interior artwork by Arnie Fenner [as by Arnold Fenner]
  • ibc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 (Valeria) • interior artwork by Arnie Fenner [as by Arnold Fenner]
  • 2 • The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5) • essay by uncredited
  • 2 •  The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5) • interior artwork by David Parsons
  • 3 • The Dark Lines: The Comeback Trail • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 3 •  The Dark Lines: The Comeback Trail • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 4 • A Horror in the Night • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 4 •  A Horror in the Night • interior artwork by Don Herron and David Parsons
  • 8 • The Sins of Our Tastes; The Sins of Our Trade • (1989) • essay by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • 8 •  The Sins of Our Tastes, the Sins of Our Trade • interior artwork by Jeff Easley and Stephen Fabian
  • 12 •  Nekht Semerkeht • interior artwork by Fred Bobb
  • 13 • El Dios Diabólico de Tlasceltec • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 15 •  Almuric Folio • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian [as by Steve Fabian]
  • 19 • Two Against the Post Office • essay by Keith Taylor
  • 20 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 21 • Fists of Cross Plains • short story by Charles R. Saunders
  • 21 •  Fists of Cross Plains • interior artwork by Gene Day
  • 25 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 [1] • (1975) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 26 • Was Robert E. Howard a Hack? • essay by Darrell Schweitzer
  • 26 •  Was Robert E. Howard a Hack? • interior artwork by Greg Vander Leun
  • 30 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 (Conan and Belit) • interior artwork by Ken Raney
  • 31 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 [2] • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • bc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 (Black Turlogh O’Brien) • interior artwork by Ken Raney

Notes

Volume 1, number 5.
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
“The Junto” lists the contributors.
“The Dark Lines” is an editorial.
Front cover illustration titled, “…his back against the mast, he heaped mangled corpses at his feet…”.

Editor and publisher: Damon C. Sasser
Volume 1 Number 5
Limited to 250 copies
“A Horror in the Night” is illustrated by Don Herron

Publisher: The Black Coast Press
Year : Winter 2003
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Magazine
Pages : 36
Cover : Stephen Fabian
Illustrations : Gene DayGreg Vander Leon, Stephen FabianFred Bobb, Jeff Easley,
Ken Raney, Don Herron
Arnold Fenner
Artwork by Stephen Fabian
Interior artwork by Gene Day

After 26 years without any published issues, Damon Sasser returned with issue #5 of REH: Two-Gun Raconteur in 2003. Contains the story ‘A Horror in the Night’ by Robert E. Howard, an art folio by Stephen Fabian and several articles.

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.

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