The third issue of a fanzine/periodical edited by Jonathan Bacon. From May 1975. This first issue contains two poems, a letter to Harold Preece and a letter to Novalyne Price. It also contains the story THE GOOD KNIGHT, featuring Kid Allison.

Both of the letters can be found in THE COLLECTED LETTERS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD. They are Letter #093 in Volume 1 (Preece’s) and Letter #320 (Novalyne’s) in Volume 3.

Contents

  • ifc • Ramblings (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • [Editorial Ramblings] • essay by Jonathan Bacon
  • 1 •  Division SF • interior artwork by David Heath [as by David Heath, Jr.]
  • 2 • Blank … • (1957) • short story by Harlan Ellison
  • 2 •  Blank… • interior artwork by Ken Raney [as by K. W. Raney, III]
  • 4 •  Fantasy Crossroads #3 • interior artwork by David Heath [as by David Heath, Jr.]
  • 5 •  Pro/Fan Art Portfolio: R. E. Howard’s Women Characters • interior artwork by Brent Anderson and Frank Cirocco and Stephen Fabian and Ken Raney and Stephen Riley and Clark Ashton Smith and Jonathan Victor [as by Brent Anderson and Frank Cirocco and Stephen Fabian and K. W. Raney, III and Stephen Riley and Clark Ashton Smith and Jonathan Victor]
  • 19 • R. E. Howard Section • essay by uncredited
  • 19 •  R. E. Howard Section • interior artwork by Randall Spurgin
  • 20 • Women and Robert Ervin Howard • essay by Harold Preece
  • 21 •  Fantasy Crossroads #3 [2] • interior artwork by Mercy Van Vlack
  • 22 •  Fantasy Crossroads #3 (Red Sonja) • interior artwork by A. J. Hanley
  • 23 •  Fantasy Crossroads #3 (Yulita) • interior artwork by Mercy Van Vlack
  • 23 •  Fantasy Crossroads #3 (Altha & Esau) • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
  • 24 • The Good Knight • [Kid Allison] • (1931) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 24 •  The Good Knight • interior artwork by A. J. Hanley
  • 32 •  Letter: Robert E. Howard to Harold Preece, no date (“Salaam, / You’re right, women are great actors…”) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • (1970) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Harold Preece, no date (“Salaam: / You’re right; women are great actors…”) 1976)
  • 32 • The Treasures of Ali Akbar Khan • essay by George Hamilton and Wayne Warfield [as by George T. Hamilton and Wayne Warfield]
  • 33 •  Fantasy Crossroads #3 [3] • interior artwork by Sam de la Rosa
  • 33 •  Fantasy Crossroads #3 [4] • interior artwork by Mercy Van Vlack
  • 34 • The Ghost Kings • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 34 •  The Ghost Kings • interior artwork by Mercy Van Vlack
  • 36 • Flint’s Passing • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 37 •  Flint’s Passing • interior artwork by Randall Spurgin
  • 38 •  Comic Literature • interior artwork by Richard Lynn
  • 38 • Richard Lynn • interview of Richard Lynn • interview by T. L. Trisler
  • 42 •  The Strip (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • interior artwork by Brent Anderson and A. J. Hanley and David Heath and Richard Lynn [as by Brent Anderson and A. J. Hanley and David Heath, Jr. and Richard Lynn]
  • 51 • Epistle Express (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • [Epistle Express] • essay by Jonathan Bacon
  • 51 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • essay by Sam de la Rosa
  • 51 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • [Letters: Robert Bloch] • essay by Robert Bloch
  • 51 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • essay by Bob Barger [as by Robert P. Barger]
  • 52 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • essay by Ken Raney [as by K. W. Raney, III]
  • 52 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • essay by Paul C. Allen
  • 53 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • essay by Frank Halpern
  • 53 •  Fantasy Crossroad #3 [5] • interior artwork by Rick Larson
  • 54 •  Letter (Fantasy Crossroads #3) • essay by Roy Thomas
  • 54 •  Fantasy Crossroad #3 [6] • interior artwork by Gil Kane
  • 55 •  Fantasy Crossroad #3 [7] • interior artwork by Gil Kane
  • 56 • Revue Rak • essay by uncredited
  • 58 •  Fantasy Crossroad #3 [8] • interior artwork by Bob Barger [as by Robert Barger]
  • 59 • News Notes • essay by uncredited
  • 60 •  Fantasy Crossroad #3 [9] • interior artwork by Gil Kane
  • 61 •  Fantasy Crossroad #3 [10] • interior artwork by Gil Kane
  • 62 •  Fantasy Crossroad #3 [11] • interior artwork by Michael Sanders

Notes

Volume 1, number 3. Whole number 3. Edited by Jonathan Bacon
Stapled single pages, wraps. Page numbers do not include front cover.
Print run 520 issues.
Print size reduced 20% from previous issues.
Thr Pro/Fan art portfolio includes brief quotes from REH stories describing the character illustrated.
Ali Akbar Khan is a name Howard occasionally called himself.
“Revue Rak” reviews fanzines.

The names of Miss Price and Truett Vinson were masked out of the letters.
First appearance: “Flint’s Passing” and
Letter to Novalyne Price, July 8, 1935

Publisher: Graceland College Comic Club
Year : May 1975
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Periodical  (8.5 x 11, side stapled)
Pages : 60
Cover : Sam de la Rosa
Illustrations : See above

Fantasy Crossroads #3

The third issue of a fanzine/periodical edited by Jonathan Bacon. From May 1975. This first issue contains two poems, a letter to Harold Preece and a letter to Novalyne Price. It also contains the story THE GOOD KNIGHT.

Both of the letters can be found in THE COLLECTED LETTERS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD. They are Letter #093 in Volume 1 (Preece’s) and Letter #320 (Novalyne’s) in Volume 3.

Tags: Harold Preece / Jonathan Bacon / Kid Allison / Novalyne Price / Robert E. Howard / Sam de la Rosa / Stephen Fabian