Damon Sasser’s REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8 from 2005. Contains the story ‘Black Country’ by Howard. Articles by Danny Street, Glenn Lord, Damon Sasser and Morgan Holmes.

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.


  • ifc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8 (Steve Costigan) • interior artwork by Bill Cavalier
  • ibc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8 (Breckenridge Elkins) • interior artwork by Bill Cavalier
  • 2 • The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8) • essay by uncredited
  • 2 •  The Junto (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 3 • The Dark Lines: Reflections on Centennial Eve • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 5 • Black Country • (1973) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 •  Black Country • interior artwork by Greg Ruth
  • 12 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8 • interior artwork by Gene Day
  • 13 • Herbert Klatt: The Fourth Musketeer • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 16 •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8 • interior artwork by Alan Guilan
  • 17 •  Robert E. Howard’s Heroes & Heroines: A Portfolio • (2004) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 23 • A Dark Gray Heritage (Part 2 of 2) • essay by Danny Street
  • 32 • Restless Hercules, Wild Planet • essay by Morgan Holmes
  • 32 •  Restless Hercules, Wild Planet • interior artwork by David Burton
  • bc •  REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8 (King Kull) • interior artwork by Esteban Maroto


Volume 1, number 8.
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
The front cover illustration is titled, “…there began a whirl and thrash of limbs, the tearing and rending of a fiendish battle.”
“The Junto” is a list of contributors.
“The Dark Lines” is an editorial.
“The Dark Gray Heritage” contains many quotes from Howard’s prose.

Editor and publisher: Damon C. Sasser
Limited to 250 copies
“Black Country” is illustrated by Greg Ruth

Publisher:The Black Coast Press
Year :Fall 2005
Book No. :None
Edition :1st
Format :Magazine
Pages :44
Cover :Gene Day
Illustrations :Greg RuthEsteban Maroto, David Burton, Stephen Fabian, Bill Cavalier
Cover art by Gene Day
Interior artwork by Bill Cavalier

REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8

Damon Sasser’s REH: Two-Gun Raconteur i#8 from 2005. Contains the story ‘Black Country’ by Howard. Articles by Danny Street, Glenn Lord, Damon Sasser and Morgan Holmes.

Tags: Bill “Indy” Cavalier / Damon Sasser / Danny Street / David Burton / Esteban Maroto / Gene Day / Glenn Lord / Greg Ruth / Morgan Holmes / Robert E. Howard / Stephen Fabian / Steve Costigan