Edited by Mark Hall. The Dark Man V6N1 & 2.

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.

Contents

  • 4 • Prefactory Remarks (The Dark Man V6n1&2) • essay by Mark Hall
  • 4 • Jeffrey Catherine Jones (1944-2011) • essay by Charles Hoffman
  • 5 •  The Dark Man V6n1&2 (Cover of “The Lost Valley of Iskander”) • interior artwork by Jeff Jones
  • 6 •  The Dark Man V6n1&2 (Cover of “The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan”) • interior artwork by Jeff Jones
  • 7 • Ode • poem by Charles Hoffman
  • 8 •  Letter: Howard’s Escape? • essay by Barbara A. Barrett [as by Barbara Barrett]
  • 15 •  Letter: Castration Anxiety • essay by Jeffrey Shanks
  • 20 • Faction and Fiction in “Barack the Barbarian” • essay by Jeffrey Kahan
  • 23 •  The Dark Man V6n1&2 (Cover of “Barack the Barbarian #1”) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 31 •  The Dark Man V6n1&2 (Statue of Liberty from “Planet of the Apes” and Washington Monument from “Barack the Barbarian #4”) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 36 •  The Dark Man V6n1&2 (women from “Barack the Barbarian #1”) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 41 • Gloria • essay by Rusty Burke and Rob Roehm
  • 53 • Theosophy and the Thurian Age: Robert E. Howard and the Works of William Scott-Elliot • essay by Jeffrey Shanks
  • 79 •  Theosophy and the Thurian Age: Robert E. Howard and the Works of William Scott-Elliot • interior artwork by W. Scott-Elliot [as by William Scott-Elliot]
  • 83 •  Theosophy and the Thurian Age: Robert E. Howard and the Works of William Scott-Elliot • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard
  • 91 •   Review: The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard by Robert E. Howard • review by Jason Ray Carney
  • 96 •   Review: Black Wings: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror by S. T. Joshi • review by John Goodrich
  • 99 •   Review: The End of the Story: Volume One of the Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith by Clark Ashton Smith • review by Steve Tompkins
  • 99 •   Review: The Door to Saturn: Volume Two of the Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith by Clark Ashton Smith • review by Steve Tompkins
  • 99 •   Review: A Vintage from Atlantis: Volume Three of the Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith by Clark Ashton Smith • review by Steve Tompkins
  • 111 • Briefly Noted • essay by Mark Hall (variant of Briefly Noted (The Dark Man V6n1&2)) [as by Mark E. Hall]

Notes

Editors: Mark Hall, Charles Gramlich, Jeffrey Kahan, and Gene Melton II
Sponsored by the Department of English, University of La Verne
The first edition was priced at $8.50.
The second edition was priced at $10.
The second edition added the ISBN and was a slightly larger size for listings on Amazon.com.
The second edition cover is from BARACK THE BARBARIAN #2 published by Devil’s Due Publishing in July 2009.
The second edition cover was actually designed first and then not used because of the political association. When the need for a second edition arose, the cover was resurrected.

Second edition
Publisher : University of La Verne
Year : November 2011
Format : Periodical (perfect bound, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2), 6 x 9 (second edition)
Pages : 114
Cover : Covers for both editions were designed by Scotty Henderson.
Joel Humberto Herrera
 (Second edition art)
Illustrations : Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Joel Humberto Herrera
Howard Works ISFDB

Edited by Mark Hall. The Dark Man V6N1 & 2.

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.

Tags: Barbara A. Barrett / Charles Allen Gramlich / Charles Hoffman / Jason Ray Carney / Jeff Jones / Jeffrey Kahan / Jeffrey Shanks / John Goodrich / Mark Hall / Robert E. Howard / Steve Tompkins / William Scott-Elliot