Edited by Leo Grin | Illustrated by Jae Woo Kim
40 pages

This issue was printed in a deluxe edition, numbered 1–75, using a black linen cover with foil-stamped emeraude text.

Contents

  • “Envoi – 2005” by Leo Grin
  • “Master Reference”
  • “Author and Subject Index”
  • “Title Index”
  • “Catalogue of Art”
  • Guide to the Contributors
Publisher : Leo Grin
Year : December 2005
Format : Chapbook ( 6.9 x 8.5, saddle stapled)
Pages : 40
Cover : Jae Woo Kim
Illustrations : Jae Woo Kim

Notes

DELUXE COPIES DESTROYED: 0

Editor: Leo Grin

Features a comprehensive series of indexes and supplementary material covering the second year of The Cimmerian (Volume 2, Numbers 1–6, plus Awards Issue, 2005). Includes Title Indexes, Author and Subject Indexes, Contributor’s Guide, a Catalogue of Art and more.

This special index issue is only available in a deluxe edition, and is the perfect capstone to your deluxe Volume 2 collection.

The Catalogue of Art features each of the illustrations published in THE CIMMERIAN in 2005 along side the passage from the REH story that inspired the illustration.
Included are passages from:
“The Hour of the Dragon”
“Red Nails”
“The Lost Race”
“The Lion of Tiberius”
“Men of the Shadows”
“Son of the White Wolf”
“People of the Dark”
“Tigers of the Sea”
“The Shadow of the Vulture”
“The Black City”
“The Right Hand of Doom”

Excerpts

As 2004 gave way to 2005, who imagined that we’d finally discover exactly where Howard had stood when his famous Fort McKavett picture was taken? Or what the editors of the Bison series had to go through to get their books published? The Treasure Room at Howard Payne was still a mystery to us, as was Howard’s Bundling inscription to Tevis Clyde Smith. Many of us had no idea that stories like “Red Nails,” “The Phoenix on the Sword,” or “Black Colossus” had such strange and intriguing influences, nor did we perceive the relationship between Howard’s spicy stories and the melancholic moodstorms which plagued the end of his life.

— from “Envoi — 2005”

I was one man, amid a savage land, amid a savage people who thirsted for my blood. . .all dross of education and civilization slipped from me, leaving only the primitive man, only the primordial soul, red-taloned, ferocious. . .

from “Men of the Shadows” by Robert E. Howard

— in the Catalogue of Art

Joe’s had to buy some extra deadbolts for his doors ever since revealing in V2n4 that he not only owns a letter signed by Howard, but an inscribed book as well. Drop by his Wolfshead Gallery in Jersey, identify yourself as a Cimmerian reader, and maybe he’ll show you them up close and personal.

— from “Guide to the Contributors”

Features a comprehensive series of indexes and supplementary material covering the first year of The Cimmerian (Volume 1, Numbers 1–5, 2004). Includes Title Indexes, Author and Subject Indexes, Contributor’s Guide, a Catalogue of Art and more.

This special index issue is only available in a deluxe edition, and is the perfect capstone to your deluxe Volume 1 collection.

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