Edited by Mark Hall. The Dark Man V7N1.
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.
- 5 • Editorial: Prefactory Remarks • essay by Mark Hall (variant of Editorial: Prefactory Remarks (The Dark Man, v7n1)) [as by Mark E. Hall]
- 6 • The Writer’s Style: Sound and Syntax in Howard’s Sentences • essay by David C. Smith
- 26 • “I ‘n’ A-Liberate Zimbabwe”: Motifs of Africa and Freedom in Howard’s “The Grisly Horror” • essay by Patrick R. Burger
- 45 • Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts • essay by Rob Roehm
- 58 • Review: Sword Woman by Robert E. Howard • review by Charles Hoffman
- 65 • Review of “Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil”, a graphic novel by Scott Allie, Dark Horse Books, 2009 • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles Gramlich]
- 68 • Review of “John Carter of Mars: Weird Worlds”, a graphic novel by Marv Wolfman, Dark Horse Books, 2011 • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles Gramlich]
- 70 • Review: Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu by Gary William Crawford and Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers • review by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles Gramlich]
Editors: Mark Hall, Charles Gramlich, Jeffrey Kahan, and Gene Melton II
Sponsored by the Department of English, University of La Verne
The bottom image depicts Scotty Henderson’s cover design. However, the top image depicts the actual published cover on some, if not all, of the issues printed by Lulu.com.