The front cover art is by Joe Jusko (which he sent to Van Hise to use as it previously only appeared on a promo for a statue and was not a SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN cover). The back cover is the color art for the cover of the 1976 British paperback edition of KING KULL. Articles include a lengthy section on the making of the movie KULL THE CONQUEROR, including examinations of three different screenplay drafts, and an interview with screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue (who wrote the original screenplay which was later rewritten by others). There is also a look at the Conan story “Shadows In The Moonlight” (complete with the old WEIRD TALES illo). A 1935 biographical sketch of E. Hoffman Price. A 1951 author profile of L. Sprague de Camp, a WEIRD TALES cover gallery and more, including artwork by Eduardo Barreto, Rick McCollum, Hannes Bok and others.

Contents

  • ifc •  Sword & Fantasy #3 • interior artwork by Eduardo Barreto
  • ibc •  Sword & Fantasy #3 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 1 •  Sword & Fantasy #3 • (2005) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum (variant of Sword & Fantasy #2)
  • 2 • History and Historionics… • essay by James Van Hise
  • 3 •  An Unsolicited Testimony • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 4 • R. E. H. • (1936) • poem by R. H. Barlow
  • 5 •  The Road to Kull Was Paved with Good Intentions • interior artwork by John Severin
  • 5 • The Road to Kull Was Paved with Good Intentions • essay by James Van Hise
  • 9 •  The Road to Kull Was Paved with Good Intentions • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 12 • The Road to Kull Was Paved with Good Intentions • (1997) • interview of Charles Edward Pogue • interview by uncredited
  • 17 •  The Road to Kull Was Paved with Good Intentions • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • 18 •  The Road to Kull Was Paved with Good Intentions • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 21 •  Cross Plains / Hyboria: Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Rick McCollum (variant of Robert E. Howard: The Power of the Writing Mind (Cross Plains / Hyboria: Robert E. Howard) 2003)
  • 25 •  The Road to Kull Was Paved with Good Intentions • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 27 • Kull the Conquerer: As Bad as We Feared • essay by James Van Hise
  • 29 • Soft-core barbarism • (1997) • essay by John Petrakis
  • 29 • Would-be epic ‘Kull’ can’t quite conquer boredom • (1997) • essay by Bob Kurson
  • 30 • Only ‘Herculean’ effort could have saved ‘Kull’ • (1997) • essay by Robert W. Butler
  • 31 • ‘Kull’ Conquers with Panache and an Admirably Dry Wit • (1997) • essay by Kevin Thomas
  • 32 • A Biographical Sketch of E. Hoffmann Price • (1935) • essay by Alvin Earl Perry
  • 32 •  A Biographical Sketch of E. Hoffmann Price • interior artwork by Duane W. Rimel
  • 33 •  A Biographical Sketch of E. Hoffmann Price • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 34 •  Sword & Fantasy #3 (“Shouldn’t have read that one out loud…”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum (variant of Robert E. Howard: The Power of the Writing Mind (“Shouldn’t have read that one aloud…”) 2003)
  • 36 •  A Biographical Sketch of E. Hoffmann Price • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 36 • Men Who Make the Argosy—E. Hoffmann Price • (1941) • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 37 •  Letter to August Derleth, 1945 • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 41 • Author, Author: L. Sprague de Camp • essay by Donald B. Day and L. Sprague de Camp
  • 47 •  Sword & Fantasy #3 [2] • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 48 •   Review: Divide and Rule and The Stolen Dormouse by L. Sprague de Camp • (1949) • review by John Aiken [as by John K. Aiken]
  • 48 •   Review: The Wheels of If and Other Science Fiction by L. Sprague de Camp • (1949) • review by John Aiken [as by John K. Aiken]
  • 49 •  The Humor of de Camp • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 50 • Shadows in the Moonlight • essay by James Van Hise
  • 50 •  Shadows in the Moonlight • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 55 •  Sword & Fantasy #3 • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 56 • Hannes Bok Looks at Fantasy, Art & Illustration • (1951) • essay by Hannes Bok
  • 56 •  Hannes Bok Looks at Fantasy, Art & Illustration • (1951) • interior artwork by Donald B. Day
  • 69 • Forward, Into the Past (Sword & Fantasy #3) • essay by James Van Hise
  • 69 •  Forward, Into the Past (Sword & Fantasy #3) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 70 •   Review: The Book of Robert E. Howard by Robert E. Howard • review by James Van Hise
  • 72 •   Review: Robert E. Howard’s Worms of the Earth by Michael J. Venables • review by James Van Hise
  • 74 •  A Weird Tales Cover Porfolio • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage
  • 78 •  Sword & Fantasy #3 [3] • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • bc •  Sword & Fantasy #3 • interior artwork by Chris Achilleos (variant of cover art for King Kull 1976)
Publisher : James Van Hise
Year : July 2005
Type: Fanzine
Format : Quarto (8.5″ x 11″ magazine)
Pages : 82
Cover : Joe Jusko
Illustrations : None

Notes

Side stapled single sheets. 
The front cover illustration was done as an advertisement for a statue.
The reviews of “Kull the Conqueror” on pp. 29-31 are facsimiles of newspaper articles.

Cover by Joe Jusko

The front cover art is by Joe Jusko (which he sent to Van Hise to use as it previously only appeared on a promo for a statue and was not a SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN cover). The back cover is the color art for the cover of the 1976 British paperback edition of KING KULL. Articles include a lengthy section on the making of the movie KULL THE CONQUEROR, including examinations of three different screenplay drafts, and an interview with screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue (who wrote the original screenplay which was later rewritten by others). There is also a look at the Conan story “Shadows In The Moonlight” (complete with the old WEIRD TALES illo). A 1935 biographical sketch of E. Hoffman Price. A 1951 author profile of L. Sprague de Camp, a WEIRD TALES cover gallery and more, including artwork by Eduardo Barreto, Rick McCollum, Hannes Bok and others.

Tags: Alvin Earl Perry / Bob Kurson / Charles Edward Pogue / Chris Achilleos / Donald B. Day / Duane W. Rimel / E. Hoffmann Price / Eduardo Barreto / Gary Gianni / Hannes Bok / Hugh Rankin / James Van Hise / Joe Jusko / John K. Aiken / John Petrakis / John Severin / Kevin Thomas / L. Sprague de Camp / Margaret Brundage / Michael J. Venables / R. H. Barlow / Rick McCollum / Robert E. Howard / Robert W. Butler / Roy G. Krenkel