A chapbook from 1990. Edited by Rusty Burke.
The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the academic study of Robert E. Howard’s literary legacy as well as the literary historical and print culture contexts associated with it. The journal seeks to publish full-length articles, brief critical notes and commentaries, bibliographies, reviews of books, and other scholarship that treats Howard’s life, time, literary work, and associated topics such as Weird Tales, H.P. Lovecraft, and the concept of a transhistorical pulp fiction aesthetic.
- 3 • Editorial (The Dark Man #1) • essay by Rusty Burke
- 5 • Swords at the Academy Gates; Or, Robert E. Howard Is There, Where Are the Critics? • essay by Don Herron
- 10 • King Conan and the Aquilonian Dream • essay by Steven R. Trout
- 17 • Toward Other Lands. An Approach to Robert E. Howard • essay by Rusty Burke
- 23 • The Howard Complex • essay by Dan Stumpf
- 24 • Herbert Klatt • essay by Glenn Lord
- 28 • The Frost Giant’s Daughter, An Early Draft • short story by Robert E. Howard
- 32 • Review: Echoes of Valor II by Karl Edward Wagner • review by Rusty Burke
- 35 • Review: Post Oaks and Sand Roughs by Robert E. Howard • review by Charles Hoffman
- 37 • Guidelines for Submissions (The Dark Man) • essay by uncredited
- 38 • Acceptable Sources for Howard’s “Conan” Material • essay by uncredited
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
8.5″ x 7″.
Artists credited on copyright page; Robert H. Knox designed the banner that appears on the cover and title page.
Submission guidelines include Rusty Burke’s list of “pure” Conan sources.