Periodical or fanzine from early 1975 containing Robert E. Howards ‘The Devil’s Joker’ and several letters. This is the first appearance of ‘The Devil’s Joker’.

Contents

  • 3 • Editorial (Cross Plains V1n6) • essay by Wayne Warfield
  • 5 • The Devil’s Joker • [The Sonora Kid] • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 7 •  The Devil’s Joker • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian [as by Stephen E. Fabian]
  • 14 • Solomon Kane in the Black Forest • essay by Fred Blosser
  • 17 •  Kull the King • interior artwork by G. Shaheen
  • 18 •  Letter to Harold Preece, postmarked January 4, 1930 (“Yes, we fade from youth swiftly… “) • [Letters to Harold Preece] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Harold Preece, postmarked January 4, 1930 (“Yes, we fade from youth swiftly…”))
  • 24 •  Letter: Robert E. Howard to Farnsworth Wright, circa 1931 (“In your last letter you asked me…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 26 •  Cross Plains V1n6 • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian [as by Stephen E. Fabian]
  • 27 •  Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, February 15, 1936 (“Dear Ed, / I’ve eventually found time…”) • (1945) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 30 •  Cross Plains V1n6 [2] • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian [as by Stephen E. Fabian]
  • 31 • Still There • poem by Steve Eng [as by John Bredon]
  • 32 •  Cross Plains V1n6 • interior artwork by John Stewart [as by J. Stewart]
  • 33 • The Hyborian Cult (Cross Plains V1n6) • essay by Wayne Warfield
  • 33 •  Letter (Cross Plains V1n6) • essay by James A. Cox
  • 35 •  Letter (Cross Plains V1n6) • [Letters: L. Sprague de Camp] • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 37 •  Letter (Cross Plains V1n6) • essay by John Stewart
  • 40 •  Cross Plains V1n6 [2] • interior artwork by John Stewart [as by J. Stewart]
  • 41 • Whispers from Cross Plains (Cross Plains V1n6) • essay by uncredited
  • bc •  Cross Plains V1n6 • interior artwork by Rick Roe
Publisher : George Hamilton
Year : February/March 1975
Type: Periodical
Format : 8.5 x 7, saddle stapled
Pages : 44
Cover : Stephen E. Fabian
Illustrations : G. Shaheen, Stephen E. Fabian, John Stewart, Rick Roe

Notes

Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
First page (ToC) mislabeled page 2 instead of page 1; second page is blank without a page number.
Color mailing sheet stapled to the outside with the front cover illustration on it.
“The Hyborian Cult” is letters to the editor.
“Whispers from Cross Plains” is a list of recent publications of interest to fans of Robert E. Howard.

Periodical or fanzine from early 1975 containing Robert E. Howards ‘The Devil’s Joker’ and several letters. This is the first appearance of ‘The Devil’s Joker’.

Tags: George Hamilton / L. Sprague de Camp / Robert E. Howard / Stephen Fabian / Wayne Warfield