‘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.
- 135 • Editorial: Notes from the Editor (The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Fiction Studies, August 2017) • essay by Mark Hall
- 137 • The Mistaken Identity of a Barbarian: Conan, Hero or Anti-Hero? • essay by Todd Vick [as by Todd B. Vick]
- 157 • Local Color and its Underlying Meaning in Robert E. Howard’s Weird Western, Southern Gothic Horror, and Detective Stories • essay by Dierk Günther?
- 187 • Review: The Best Horror Stories of Karl Edward Wagner by Karl Edward Wagner • review by Jason Ray Carney [as by Jason Carney]
Editors: Jason Carney, Scott Connors, Nichole Emmelhainz, Mark Finn, Charles Gramlich, Mark Hall, Jeffrey Kahan, Gene Melton II, Jeffrey Shanks
Print on demand.
Page numbered from 133 through 190.
Cover uses the illustration from the cover of A Gent from Bear Creek by Robert E. Howard, published by Herbert Jenkins.