Fanzine published by James Van Hise. Contains a very badly translated story from the Spanish comic book, lots of reviews and essays. It also features a story of Solomon Kane, written by Van Hise. Actually quite good.

The front and back cover art is from a 1950s Mexican Conan comic book (though the comic was titled QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST). Features include a 32 page reprint of a 1960s Mexican Conan comic book (but translated into English). There is also a 1945 tribute to C.L. Moore and an 8,000 word Solomon Kane story with illustrations by Mahlon Fawcett. There is also an article on Robert E. Howard’s Wild Bill Clanton.

Contents

  • ifc •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • interior artwork by Salvador Lovall
  • 1 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • (2005) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum (variant of Sword & Fantasy #2)
  • 2 • The Conan You Don’t Know • essay by James Van Hise
  • 3 •  Queen of the Black Coast • interior artwork by Silva Quiros and Jorge H. Soberanes
  • 36 • Solomon Kane and the Spirits of the Forest • essay by James Van Hise
  • 36 •  Solomon Kane and the Spirits of the Forest • interior artwork by Mahlon Fawcett
  • 40 •  Solomon Kane and the Spirits of the Forest • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • 50 • A Tribute to the Famous American Woman Writer of the Weird: Miss C. L. Moore • (1945) • essay by A. F. Hillman
  • 54 • The Miscast Barbarian in Review: The Real Robert E. Howard • essay by Harold Preece
  • 58 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • interior artwork by Broc Sears
  • 59 • De Camp Responds • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 60 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 [2] • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 61 • Robert E. Howard’s Conan • (1952) • essay by Lane Stannard
  • 61 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • interior artwork by Mahlon Fawcett
  • 62 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • interior artwork by Rick Tucker
  • 63 •   Review: The Wizard of Lemuria by Lin Carter • review by Richard Brisson [as by Richard P. Brisson]
  • 63 •   Review: Thongor of Lemuria by Lin Carter • review by Richard Brisson [as by Richard P. Brisson]
  • 63 •   Review: Thongor against the Gods by Lin Carter • review by Richard Brisson [as by Richard P. Brisson]
  • 63 •   Review: Thongor in the City of Magicians by Lin Carter • review by Richard Brisson [as by Richard P. Brisson]
  • 64 •  Illustrations from Japanese Editions Of Robert E. Howard Books • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 65 •  Sword and Fantasy #8 [2] • interior artwork by Mahlon Fawcett
  • 66 • New (and Moderately New) and In Review • essay by James Van Hise
  • 66 •   Review: Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Most Savage Barbarian by Roy Thomas • review by James Van Hise
  • 67 •   Review: Spectrum Super Special #2 by Craig Miller • review by James Van Hise
  • 67 •   Review: Spectrum Super Special #3 by Craig Miller • review by James Van Hise
  • 67 •   Review: REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #8 by Damon C. Sasser • review by James Van Hise
  • 67 •   Review: REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #9 by Damon C. Sasser • review by James Van Hise
  • 68 •   Review: The Chronicler of Cross Plains #2 by Damon C. Sasser • review by James Van Hise
  • 68 •   Review: Robert E. Howard: World’s Greatest Pulpster by Dennis McHaney • review by James Van Hise
  • 68 •   Review: Robert E. Howard: The Power of the Writing Mind by Ben Szumskyj • review by James Van Hise
  • 69 • Reviews of “Illustration Magazine” #13-17 • essay by James Van Hise
  • 70 • Review of “Adventure Tales” #2 and #3, Wildside Press • essay by James Van Hise
  • 70 • Reviews of “Lost Worlds: The Journal of Clark Ashton Smith Studies” #2 and #3 • essay by James Van Hise
  • 70 • Reviews of “Plupdom” #45 and #46 • essay by James Van Hise
  • 71 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 71 •   Review: High Adventure by Dennis McHaney and Darrell C. Richardson • review by James Van Hise
  • 72 • Blood ‘n’Thunder • essay by James Van Hise
  • 73 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 74 • The Life and Times of Wild Bill Clanton • essay by Rick Lai
  • 74 •  The Life and Times of Wild Bill Clanton • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 79 •  Sword & Fantasy #8 • interior artwork by uncredited
Publisher : James Van Hise
Year : Date given October 2006, but delayed until January 2008
Type: Fanzine
Format : Quarto (8.5″ x 11″ magazine)
Pages : 84
Cover : Salvador Lovall
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited and published by James Van Hise.

Publication date given as October 2006, but publication was delayed until January 2008, as noted in the editorial in issue #9.
“Queen of the Black Coast” is a Spanish comic book, translated into English.
The four reviews on p. 63 are under the title of “They Sought Adventure”.
Side stapled single sheets, wraps.

Sword & Fantasy #8

Fanzine published by James Van Hise. Contains a very badly translated story from the Spanish comic book, lots of reviews and essays. It also features a story of Solomon Kane, written by Van Hise. Actually quite good.

Tags: Harold Preece / James Van Hise / Rick McCollum / Robert E. Howard