This chapbook is from 1985 and contains the poem ‘The Harlot’ by Howard. It also contains the story ‘Jungle Curse’ by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman featuring REH’s character John Gorman.

Sam Walser and Justin Case was pseudonyms Howard used when writing for Spicy Adventure Stories.

Contents

  • 2 • Foreplay (Risque Stories #3) • essay by Robert M. Price
  • 3 • Woman of the Witch-Flowers • short story by Carl Jacobi
  • 3 •  Woman of the Witch-Flowers • interior artwork by Barbara LaPlaca
  • 10 • House of Dark Desire • short story by Hugh B. Cave [as by Justin Case]
  • 10 •  House of Dark Desire • interior artwork by Barbara LaPlaca
  • 22 • Pale Shadow • [Tara of the Twilight] • short story by Lin Carter
  • 22 •  Pale Shadow • interior artwork by Barbara LaPlaca
  • 25 • Jungle Curse • [John Gorman] • short story by Marc Cerasini and Charles Hoffman [as by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman]
  • 25 •  Jungle Curse • interior artwork by Barbara LaPlaca
  • 37 • The Gift • short story by Duane W. Rimel [as by Duane Rimel]
  • 39 • The Harlot • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 40 • Julie de Grandin, Psychic Sleuth in “Paris Nitelife” • [Julie de Grandin] • short fiction by Will Murray
  • 40 •  Julie de Grandin, Phychic Sleuth in “Paris Nitelife” • interior artwork by Mike Harris
  • 46 • The Spicy Scribes • essay by Will Murray
  • 51 • Readers’ Rendezvous • essay by uncredited
  • 51 •  Letter (Risque Stories #3) • essay by Dixon Smith

Notes

Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
Cover artist credited on p. 52.
“Foreplay” is an editorial.
“Readers’ Rendezvous” is letters to the editor.
“Julie de Grandin, Psychic Sleuth” is a comic strip.

John Gorman was created by Robert E. Howard in an untitled synopsis for a “spicy” adventure story.

Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman took this synopsis and used it as a basis for a short story, “She-Cats of Samarkand.” The story was published under the byline of Sam Walser, a pseudonym REH used when he wrote for the “spicy” pulps.

Four additional John Gorman adventures were published under the author’s real names. All of these stories appeared in Robert M. Price’s Cryptic Publications. 

By Robert E. Howard:
“Untitled Synopsis,” Risque Stories #1

By “Sam Walser”
(pseudonym of Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman):
“She-Cats of Samarkand,” Risque Stories #1

By Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman:
“The Temple of Forbidden Fruit,” Risque Stories #2
“Jungle Curse,” Risque Stories #3
“Drums of the Bizango,” Pulse-Pounding Adventure Stories #1
“Hell Cat of Hong Kong,” Risque Stories #5

Cover by Stephen Fabian
Publisher : Cryptic Publications
Year : March 1987
Format : Booklet
Pages : 52
Cover : Stephen E. Fabian
Illustrations : RHK
Howard Works ISFDB

This chapbook is from 1985 and contains the poem ‘The Harlot’ by Howard. It also contains the story ‘Jungle Curse’ by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman featuring REH’s character John Gorman.
Sam Walser and Justin Case was pseudonyms Howard used when writing for Spicy Adventure Stories.

Tags: Barbara LaPlaca / Carl Jacobi / Charles Hoffman / Dixon Smith / Duane W. Rimel / Hugh B. Cave / Julie de Grandin / Justin Case / Lin Carter / Marc Cerasini / Mike Harris / Robert E. Howard / Robert M. Price / Will Murray