Edited by Mark Hall. The Dark Man V4N1.
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 • From the Editor’s Desk (The Dark Man V4n1) • essay by Mark Hall
- 6 • Reviews of “Braddock: The Rise of the Cinderella Man” by Jim Hague and “Cinderella Man: James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History” by Jeremy Schaap • essay by Chris Gruber
- 12 • Review: The Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Stories of the Old Orient by Robert E. Howard • review by Brian Taves
- 18 • Review: Blood & Thunder: The Life & Art of Robert E. Howard by Mark Finn • review by Steve Tompkins [as by Steven Tompkins]
- 29 • Review of “Jack London and the Klondike: The Genesis of an American Writer” by Franklin Walker • essay by Steve Trout
- 35 • A Comparison of the Ideology of Robert E. Howard’s Conan Tales and J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” • essay by Ian Nichols
- bc • The Dark Man V4n1 (Robert E. Howard’s house, Cross Plains, Texas) • interior artwork by uncredited
Editor: Mark Hall
Perfect bound, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
Cover artist credited on ToC.
Each book reveiw is accompanied by a thumbnail illustration of the book jacket.
Brian Taves is a Senior Cataloger for the Library of Congress.