Articles include a lengthy interview with Jim & Ruth Keegan, the writers and artists of THE ADVENTURES OF TWO-GUN BOB, the Robert E. Howard bio-strip which appears in each issue of the Dark Horse CONAN comic book.

There is also an article on the Conan story “The Scarlet Citadel.” Plus a 1938 article by Henry Kuttner “Selling The Fantasy Story.” Also presented is an 8 page letter by Harold Preece about a Robert E. Howard biography he planned to write. Also included is an article on MODERN ROBERT E. HOWARD FANDOM and the new fanzines currently available, a 1940s article on Robert E. Howard from the old fanzine THE FANSCIENT, and a 1940s review of the Arkham edition of SKULLFACE & OTHERS from a British science fiction fanzine, FANTASY REVIEW. There is also first in a series of articles on Sword & Sorcery in comics (this installment on the 1960s Warren magazines which featured Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, Frank Frazetta and Jeff Jones), and much more!

Contents

  • ifc •  Sword & Fantasy #2 • interior artwork by Wallace Wood [as by Wally Wood]
  • ibc •  The Savage Sword of H. P. Lovecraft • interior artwork by Mahlon Fawcett [as by Mahlon L. Fawcett]
  • 1 •  Sword & Fantasy #2 • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 2 • Sword & Fantasy: Back for More • essay by uncredited
  • 2 •  Sword & Fantasy: Back for More • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 3 •  Sword & Fantasy #2 • interior artwork by Eduardo Barreto
  • 4 •  The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob: An Interview with Jim & Ruth Keegan • interior artwork by Jim Keegan and Ruth Keegan
  • 4 • The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob: An Interview with Jim & Ruth Keegan • interview of Jim Keegan and Ruth Keegan • interview by James Van Hise
  • 16 • Sword & Sorcery or Thud & Blunder? It’s All in How It’s Done. • essay by James Van Hise
  • 16 •  Sword & Sorcery or Thud & Blunder? It’s All in How It’s Done. • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 19 • The Song of Laine the Dreamer • poem by Lin Carter
  • 19 •  The Song of Laine the Dreamer • interior artwork by Lin Carter
  • 22 •  Sword & Sorcery or Thud & Blunder? It’s All in How It’s Done. (Map from Darkness Weaves with Many Shades) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 23 •  Sword & Sorcery or Thud & Blunder? It’s All in How It’s Done. • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 24 • The Modern Revival of Robert E. Howard Fandom • essay by James Van Hise
  • 24 •  The Modern Revival of Robert E. Howard Fandom • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 31 •  The Modern Revival of Robert E. Howard Fandom • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 32 • Selling the Fantasy Story • (1938) • essay by Henry Kuttner
  • 37 • “Stories We Reject —” • (1934) • essay by Charles D. Hornig
  • 38 •   Review: Skull-Face and Others by Robert E. Howard • (1945) • review by H. R. Hays
  • 39 •   Review: Skull-Face and Others by Robert E. Howard • (1947) • review by Arthur F. Hillman
  • 40 • Robert E. Howard • (1948) • essay by Carl Dumbleton
  • 42 •  Sword & Fantasy #2 • interior artwork by Ed Emshwiller (variant of cover art for Tales of Conan 1955)
  • 43 • Robert E. Howard Bio Excerpt • essay by Harold Preece
  • 50 • Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines • essay by James Van Hise
  • 50 •  Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines • interior artwork by Wallace Wood
  • 53 •  Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines • interior artwork by Angelo Torres
  • 54 •  Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines • interior artwork by Gray Morrow
  • 58 •  Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines • interior artwork by Reed Crandall
  • 60 •  Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines • interior artwork by Jeff Jones
  • 62 •  Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines [2] • interior artwork by Wallace Wood
  • 63 •  Sword & Sorcery in the Warren Magazines • interior artwork by Frank Frazetta
  • 64 • A Look at “The Scarlet Citadel” • essay by James Van Hise
  • 64 •  A Look at “The Scarlet Citadel” • interior artwork by Frank Brunner
  • 70 • Collecting Robert E. Howard Material • essay by James Van Hise
  • 77 •  A Robert E. Howard Weird Tales Portfolio • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli and Hugh Rankin
  • 84 •  Sword & Fantasy #2 [2] • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
Publisher : James Van Hise
Year : April 2005
Type: Fanzine
Format : Quarto (8.5″ x 11″ magazine)
Pages : 88
Cover : Margaret Brundage
Illustrations : None

Notes

Side stapled single sheets, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
Front cover illustration is that from the November 1935 cover of Weird Tales.

Sword & Fantasy #2

Articles include a lengthy interview with Jim & Ruth Keegan, the writers and artists of THE ADVENTURES OF TWO-GUN BOB, the Robert E. Howard bio-strip which appears in each issue of the Dark Horse CONAN comic book.

There is also an article on the Conan story “The Scarlet Citadel.” Plus a 1938 article by Henry Kuttner “Selling The Fantasy Story.” Also presented is an 8 page letter by Harold Preece about a Robert E. Howard biography he planned to write. Also included is an article on MODERN ROBERT E. HOWARD FANDOM and the new fanzines currently available, a 1940s article on Robert E. Howard from the old fanzine THE FANSCIENT, and a 1940s review of the Arkham edition of SKULLFACE & OTHERS from a British science fiction fanzine, FANTASY REVIEW. There is also first in a series of articles on Sword & Sorcery in comics (this installment on the 1960s Warren magazines which featured Reed Crandall, Steve Ditko, Gray Morrow, Frank Frazetta and Jeff Jones), and much more!

Tags: Angelo Torres / Charles D. Hornig / Ed Emshwiller / Frank Brunner / Gray Morrow / Harold Preece / Henry Kuttner / Hugh Rankin / James Cawthorn / James Van Hise / Jeff Jones / Jim Keegan / Lin Carter / Mahlon L. Fawcett / Reed Crandall / Rick McCollum / Robert E. Howard / Ruth Keegan / Vincent Napoli / Wallace Wood