Edited by Mark Hall. The Dark Man V3N2.
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.
- 2 • Editorial Comments (The Dark Man V3n2) • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles Gramlich]
- 5 • The Influence of Joseph A. Altsheler’s “Young Trailers” Series on Howard’s Pictish Wilderness Fiction • essay by Robert M. McIlvaine
- 23 • Review: The Black Stranger and Other American Tales by Robert E. Howard • review by Ian Nichols
- 27 • Mind-forg’d Manacles? Back to School with Robert E. Howard • essay by Steve Tompkins
- 79 • Conan the Shakespearean / Hamlet the Barbarian • essay by Jeffrey Kahan
- 97 • News (The Dark Man V3n2) • essay by Paul Herman and S. T. Joshi
- 100 • Letters to the Editor (The Dark Man V3n2) • essay by Jeffrey Kahan
- 100 • Letter (The Dark Man V3n2) • essay by Mark Finn
- 105 • Letter (The Dark Man V3n2) • essay by Chris Gruber
- 114 • Letter (The Dark Man V3n2) • essay by Darrell Schweitzer
Editor: Mark Hall
Assistant Editor: Charles Gramlich
Assistant Editor: Jeffrey Kahan
Book Review Editor: Scotty Henderson
Book Review Editor: Morgan Holmes
The cover design is an amalgamation of mostly French NeO paperback covers, designed by Scotty Henderson.
Limited edition of 200 copies.
All “Letters to the Editor” criticize Jeffrey Kahan’s input. Kahan replies to each such letter in this section.