A chapbook from 2001. Edited by Frank Coffman.
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- 2 • Notes on Two Versions of an Unpublished Poem by Robert E. Howard • essay by Frank Coffman
- 2 • Notes on Two Versions of an Unpublished Poem by Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Lenore Preece
- 3 • Hate’s Dawn • (2001) • poem by Robert E. Howard
- 5 • A Son of Spartacus • (2001) • poem by Robert E. Howard
- 10 • Spartacus to the Gladiators at Capua • essay by Elijah Kellogg, Jr.
- 12 • The Lives and Deaths of Three Writers: A Speculative Essay on London, Howard, and Hemingway • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles Gramlich]
- 25 • Riview of “Kutourû Shinwa Jiten (Dictionary of the Cthulhu Mythos)” by Masao Higashi • essay by Mark Hall
- 30 • A Short History of the Kull Series • essay by Patrice Louinet
- 41 • A Note from the Editor • essay by Frank Coffman
- 41 • A Note from the Editor • interior artwork by uncredited
- 42 • The Last Celt REH Letter Citations • essay by Rusty Burke and Patrice Louinet and Edward Waterman
- 45 • There’s a White Wolf on the Ottoman, Or, Another Revolt in the Desert • essay by Steve Tompkins [as by Steven Tompkins]
- 58 • Letter (The Dark Man #6) • essay by Leo Grin
Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
Cover artist uncredited.
Limited to 300 copies.
“Hate’s Dawn” and “A Son of Spartacus” are imbedded in Coffman’s essay.
Coffman later put a “corrected” version of his essay on line as a printable PDF file. The corrections are failures to italicize many words.
Date of this publication and issue #5 are given in “A Note from the Editor”.