The front cover art is by Wally Wood, reproduced from the color version of the original art. This art first appeared on the dustjacket of the Gnome Press hardcover THE RETURN OF CONAN in 1957.

Articles include the transcript of the entire WEIRD TALES panel from the 1998 San Diego Comicon (the panelists included Forry Ackerman and Gary Gianni). There are also various articles on heroic fantasy and sword & sorcery. An articles on Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis (a character which was first published in WEIRD TALES from 1938-41). A 1989 interview with Karl Edward Wagner reprinted from the British publication DAGON. An interview with writer Chuck Pogue about the movie and novelization of DRAGONHEART. “Sword & Sorcery In Comics, part 2”. A facsimile reprint of “The Challenge From Beyond” from its original appearance in FANTASY MAGAZINE in 1935. A 1950s profile of Virgil Finlay. An examination of the possible origins of the art published on the cover of SWORD & FANTASY #1 and more. Artwork in the issue is by Rick McCollum, Mahlon Fawcett, Virgil Finlay and others.

Contents

  • ibc •  Sword & Fantasy #4 • interior artwork by Frank Frazetta (variant of cover art for Conan the Warrior 1967)
  • ifc •  Sword & Fantasy #4 (comic book page) • interior artwork by Andy Kubert
  • 1 •  Sword & Fantasy #4 • interior artwork by Frank Utpatel
  • 1 •  Sword & Fantasy #4 (logo) • (2005) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum (variant of Sword & Fantasy #2)
  • 2 • Editorial: Forward, into the Past! • essay by James Van Hise
  • 3 •  Sword & Fantasy #4 • interior artwork by Andrew Warner
  • 4 • The Weird Tales Panel: Comicon International (San Diego), August 13, 1998 • essay by James Van Hise
  • 4 •  The Weird Tales Panel: Comicon International (San Diego), August 13, 1998 • (1937) • interior artwork by Margaret Brundage (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, January 1937)
  • 8 •  The Weird Tales Panel: Comicon International (San Diego), August 13, 1998 (“Rogues in the House” interiorart from “Weird Tales”) • (1934) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 15 •  The Weird Tales Panel: Comicon International (San Diego), August 13, 1998 (“The Immeasurable Horror” interiorart from “Weird Tales”) • (1931) • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 16 • The Challenge from Beyond • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • (1935) • short story by Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long and H. P. Lovecraft and A. Merritt and C. L. Moore [as by Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long, Jr. and H. P. Lovecraft and A. Merritt and C. L. Moore]
  • 16 •  The Challenge from Beyond • (1935) • interior artwork by Clay Ferguson, Jr. (variant of cover art for Fantasy Magazine, September 1935)
  • 17 •  Challenge from Beyond (“Fantasy Magazine” contents page) • (1935) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 27 •  An Interview with Karl Edward Wagner • (1989) • interior artwork by Jessica Amanda Salmonson (variant of cover art for Dagon #25, June-August 1989)
  • 27 • An Interview with Karl Edward Wagner • interview of Karl Edward Wagner • interview by Carl T. Ford
  • 36 • Modern Sword and Sorcery in Comics • essay by James Van Hise
  • 36 •  Modern Sword and Sorcery in Comics • (1967) • interior artwork by Gray Morrow
  • 39 •  Modern Sword and Sorcery in Comics • (1950) • interior artwork by John Giunta
  • 44 •  Modern Sword and Sorcery in Comics • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 46 •  The Legend of the Water Horse • interior artwork by Jim Keegan and Ruth Keegan
  • 49 •  Sword & Fantasy #4 • interior artwork by Charlie Williams
  • 50 • An Interlude in Cross Plains • short story by Rick McCollum
  • 50 •  An Interlude in Cross Plains • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 56 • Cry Mider for Zeulas: The Elak Stories of Henry Kuttner • essay by Richard Toogood
  • 57 •  Cry Mider for Zeulas: The Elak Stories of Henry Kutter (Interior art from “Thunder in the Dawn” in “Weird Tales”) • (1938) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 60 •  Cry Mider for Zeulas: The Elak Stories of Henry Kutter • (1938) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay (variant of cover art for Weird Tales, July 1938)
  • 66 •  Cry Mider for Zeulas: The Elak Stories of Henry Kuttner (interior art from “Spawn of Dagon” in “Weird Tales”) • (1938) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 67 • Henry Kuttner Obit • (1958) • essay by Forrest J. Ackerman
  • 68 • The People Who Write Science Stories: Virgil Finlay • (1954) • essay by Virgil Finlay (variant of People Who Write Science Stories)
  • 68 •  People Who Write Science Stories: Virgil Finlay • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 72 •  Dragonheart: The Chuck Pogue Interview • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 72 • Dragonheart: The Chuck Pogue Interview • interview of Charles Edward Pogue • interview by James Van Hise
  • 79 • Robert E. Howard in Paperback • essay by James Van Hise
  • 83 • The Krenkel and Frazetta Question • essay by Stephen J. Cassinelli
  • 86 •  The Krenkel and Frazetta Question • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • bc •  Sword & Fantasy #4 (Cover for “The Sowers of the Thunder”, Sphere) • (1977) • interior artwork by uncredited
Publisher : James Van Hise
Year : October 2005
Type: Fanzine
Format : Quarto (8.5″ x 11″ magazine)
Pages : 80
Cover : Wally Wood
Illustrations : See above

Notes

Edited by James Van Hise
The front cover art is by Wally Wood, reproduced from the color version of the original art. This art first appeared on the dustjacket of the Gnome Press hardcover THE RETURN OF CONAN in 1957.
“The Challenge From Beyond” is a facsimile reprint from its original appearance in FANTASY MAGAZINE in 1935.
Artwork in the issue is by Rick McCollum, Mahlon Fawcett, Virgil Finlay and others.

Side stapled single pages. 
The Henry Kuttner obituary on p. 67 is from Science-Fiction Times V13n288.

Front cover art by Wally Wood

The front cover art is by Wally Wood, reproduced from the color version of the original art. This art first appeared on the dustjacket of the Gnome Press hardcover THE RETURN OF CONAN in 1957.

Articles include the transcript of the entire WEIRD TALES panel from the 1998 San Diego Comicon (the panelists included Forry Ackerman and Gary Gianni). There are also various articles on heroic fantasy and sword & sorcery. An articles on Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis (a character which was first published in WEIRD TALES from 1938-41). A 1989 interview with Karl Edward Wagner reprinted from the British publication DAGON. An interview with writer Chuck Pogue about the movie and novelization of DRAGONHEART. “Sword & Sorcery In Comics, part 2”. A facsimile reprint of “The Challenge From Beyond” from its original appearance in FANTASY MAGAZINE in 1935. A 1950s profile of Virgil Finlay. An examination of the possible origins of the art published on the cover of SWORD & FANTASY #1 and more. Artwork in the issue is by Rick McCollum, Mahlon Fawcett, Virgil Finlay and others.

Tags: Andrew Warner / Andy Kubert / C. C. Senf / C. L. Moore / Carl T. Ford / Charles Edward Pogue / Charlie Williams / Clay Ferguson / Forrest J. Ackerman / Frank Belknap Long Jr. / Frank Frazetta / Frank Utpatel / Gray Morrow / H. P. Lovecraft / Hugh Rankin / James Van Hise / Jessica Amanda Salmonson / Jim Keegan / John Giunta / Karl Edward Wagner / Margaret Brundage / Richard Toogood / Rick McCollum / Robert E. Howard / Roy G. Krenkel / Ruth Keegan / Stephen J. Cassinelli / Virgil Finlay / Wallace Woo