The front cover art is from a foreign Conan paperback edition. Articles include a facsimile of the 24 page writer’s bible to the 1997 Conan The Adventurer TV series. Two vintage 1940s articles on Clark Ashton Smith from the British fanzine Fantasy Review. The novella “Demon Wizard” by James Van Hise. A review of the 1982 Conan The Barbarian movie. A folio of covers from foreign language Robert E. Howard paperbacks. “Lin Carter And The Curse Of The Monolith” by Richard Toogood. A 1959 fanzine article about Robert E. Howard. Artwork by Rick McCollum, Virgil Finlay, Virgil Partch, Alfredo Alcala, Frank R. Paul and others.

Contents

  • ifc •  Sword & Fantasy #5 (The Wizard’s Demands) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • ibc •  Sword & Fantasy #5 • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 1 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 • (2005) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum (variant of Sword & Fantasy #2)
  • 2 • Editorial: First Anniversary • essay by James Van Hise
  • 3 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 (The Dragon from “Red Nails”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 4 • Demon Wizard • (1984) • novelette by James Van Hise
  • 4 •  Demon Wizard • interior artwork by Alfredo Alcala [as by Alfredo P. Alcala]
  • 18 • Little Known Facts About Robert E. Howard • (1959) • essay by Bernard M. Cook
  • 18 •  Little Known Facts about Robert E. Howard • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 21 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 • interior artwork by Rick Tucker
  • 22 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 (Homage to R. E. Howard) • interior artwork by Charlie Williams
  • 23 • Some Notes on REH • (1969) • essay by Gerald W. Page [as by Jerry Page]
  • 24 •  Letter to Robert E. Howard, March 10, 1932 • essay by Farnsworth Wright
  • 25 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 26 •  The Poet of Science Fiction • (unknown) • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 26 • The Poet of Science Fiction • (1949) • essay by Arthur F. Hillman
  • 28 •  The Poet of Science Fiction • interior artwork by Frank R. Paul
  • 29 •  The Poet of Science Fiction • interior artwork by Virgil Partch
  • 32 •  The Lure of Clark Ashton Smith • interior artwork by Frank R. Paul
  • 32 •   Review: Genius Loci and Other Tales by Clark Ashton Smith • (1949) • review by Arthur F. Hillman
  • 34 •  A Folio of Foreign Robert E. Howard Paperback Covers • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 40 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 • interior artwork by Gary Kwapisz [as by Gary Kwapicz]
  • 41 • Conan the Barbarian—The John Milius Version • essay by James Van Hise
  • 41 •  Conan the Barbarian—The John Milius Version • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 43 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 44 • Keller’s ‘Conan’ into syndie wars • (1996) • essay by Jonathan Davies
  • 45 • Conan the Adventurer: A Post Mortem • essay by James Van Hise
  • 47 • Press Release: “Conan the Adventurer” Flexes Its Muscles with a “Firm Go” for Fall ’97 • essay by uncredited
  • 49 • Conan the Adventurer: Series Bible • essay by uncredited
  • 75 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 [2] • interior artwork by Rick Tucker
  • 76 •  The Devil His Due — Lin Carter & “The Curse of the Monolith” • interior artwork by Bob Covington
  • 76 • The Devil His Due — Lin Carter & “The Curse of the Monolith” • essay by Richard Toogood
  • 81 •  The Devil His Due — Lin Carter & “The Curse of the Monolith” • interior artwork by Richard Corben
  • 85 •  The Devil His Due — Lin Carter & “The Curse of the Monolith” (cartoon) • interior artwork by Frank Utpatel
  • 89 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 (“Aaaiiieee!”) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • 90 •  Sword & Fantasy #5 (Pictish Death to the Enemy) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum
  • bc •  Sword & Fantasy #5 (Homage to Jack Kirby’s Conan) • interior artwork by Emilio Soltero
Publisher : James Van Hise
Year : January 2006
Type: Fanzine
Format : Quarto (8.5″ x 11″ magazine)
Pages : 96
Cover : Jean-Michel Nicollet
Illustrations : See above

Notes

Edited by James Van Hise

Side stapled single pages. 
Front cover art from a foreign paperback edition of Conan, artist unknown.
“Some Notes on REH” is from Science Fiction Times #462.
“The Poet of Science Fiction” is about Clark Ashton Smith and appeared in Fantasy Review, April/May 1949.
The review of Genius Loci & Other Tales first appeared in Fantasy Review, February/March 1949.
“Keller’s ‘Conan’ into syndie wars” is a facsimile of a newspaper article from The Hollywood Reporter.

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

Cover art by Jean-Michel Nicollet

The front cover art is from a foreign Conan paperback edition. Articles include a facsimile of the 24 page writer’s bible to the 1997 Conan The Adventurer TV series. Two vintage 1940s articles on Clark Ashton Smith from the British fanzine Fantasy Review. The novella “Demon Wizard” by James Van Hise. A review of the 1982 Conan The Barbarian movie. A folio of covers from foreign language Robert E. Howard paperbacks. “Lin Carter And The Curse Of The Monolith” by Richard Toogood. A 1959 fanzine article about Robert E. Howard. Artwork by Rick McCollum, Virgil Finlay, Virgil Partch, Alfredo Alcala, Frank R. Paul and others.

Tags: Alfredo P. Alcala / Arthur F. Hillman / Bernard M. Cook / Bob Covington / Charlie Williams / Clark Ashton Smith / Emilio Soltero / Farnsworth Wright / Frank R. Paul / Frank Utpatel / Gary Kwapicz / Gerald W. Page / James Van Hise / Jean-Michel Nicollet / Jonathan Davies / Richard Corben / Richard Toogood / Rick McCollum / Rick Tucker / Robert E. Howard / Roy G. Krenkel / Virgil Finlay