Damon Sasser’s REH: Two-Gun Raconteur i#6 from 2004. Contains the story ‘Under the Baobab Tree’ by Howard. Also a Red Nails art portfolio by Gene Day 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 (Red Sonja) • (1977) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • ibc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 (Dark Agnes) • (1977) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 2 • The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5) • essay by uncredited
  • 2 •  The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5) • interior artwork by David Parsons and uncredited
  • 3 • The Dark Lines: Welcome to the Howard Boom • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 3 •  The Dark Lines: Welcome to the Howard Boom • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 5 • Under the Baobab Tree • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 •  Under the Baobab Tree • interior artwork by Ken Raney
  • 8 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 • interior artwork by Bill Cavalier
  • 9 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 10 • The Vengeance Sword of the Norman-Gael • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 10 •  The Vengeance Sword of the Norman-Gael • interior artwork by Bill Cavalier
  • 14 •  Red Nails: A Conan Portfolio • (1977) • interior artwork by Gene Day
  • 19 • Dreams Darker Than Night: Reflections on Drugs and Writing • (1972) • essay by Karl Edward Wagner
  • 20 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 21 • Sheathed in a Virgin’s Skin or the Desires of Man? — Booking Passage on the Mythos Train of Thought • essay by Benjamin Szumskyj
  • 26 •  Sheathed in a Virgin’s Skin or the Desires of Man? — Booking Passage on the Mythos Train of Thought • interior artwork by Bill Cavalier
  • 31 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 • interior artwork by Fred Bobb
  • 32 • The REH Review (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5) • essay by uncredited
  • 32 •   Review: Robert E. Howard: The Power of the Writing Mind by Benjamin Szumskyj • review by uncredited
  • bc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #5 (Thulsa Doom) • interior artwork by Gene Day

Notes

Volume 1, number 6.
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
“The Junto” lists the contributors.
“The Dark Lines” is an editorial.
Front cover illustration titled “Solomon Kane”.
Wagner essay appeared in an APA titled “Black into White”.

Editor and publisher: Damon C. Sasser
Limited to 250 copies
“Under the Baobab Tree” is illustrated by Ken Raney

Publisher: The Black Coast Press
Year : Fall 2004
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Magazine
Pages : 36
Cover : Charles Keegan
Illustrations : Ken Raney, Bill Cavalier, Stephen Fabian, Gene Day
Cover art by Charles Keegan
Artwork by Stephen Fabian

Damon Sasser’s REH: Two-Gun Raconteur i#6 from 2004. Contains the story ‘Under the Baobab Tree’ by Howard. Also a Red Nails art portfolio by Gene Day 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.

Tags: Benjamin Szumskyj / Bill “Indy” Cavalier / Conan / Damon Sasser / Dark Agnes / David Parsons / Fred Bobb / Gene Day / Karl Edward Wagner / Ken Raney / Robert E. Howard / Stephen Fabian