Features include a 6 page reprint of the Frank Frazetta comic strip “Diamonds & Pebbles” from HAPPY COMICS #33 (Sept. 1949) in black and white (a version of this issue with the strip in full color is also available but at a higher price in a separate listing). An art folio by Howard Pyle. An original 9 page sword & sorcery comic strip by Ron Wilber “The Accursed Wizards Land.” Articles on H.P. Lovecraft from 1950s fanzines. “On Science Fiction And The Weird” by Seabury Quinn from the fanzine THE TALISMAN (Summer, 1950), a 5 page Roy Krenkel folio and more.

Contents

  • ifc •  Sword & Fantasy #9 • interior artwork by Howard Pyle
  • ibc •  Sword & Fantasy #9 • interior artwork by Mahlon Fawcett
  • 1 •  Sword & Fantasy #9 (logo) • (2005) • interior artwork by Rick McCollum (variant of Sword & Fantasy #2)
  • 2 •  Editorial (Sword & Fantasy #9) • interior artwork by James Van Hise
  • 3 •  Sword & Fantasy #9 • interior artwork by Eduardo Barreto
  • 4 •  Twenty Drawings by Howard Pyle • interior artwork by Howard Pyle
  • 19 •  Happy Fairy Tales: “Diamonds and Pebbles” • (1949) • interior artwork by Frank Frazetta
  • 25 • H.P. Lovecraft: The Gods • (1957) • essay by Lin Carter
  • 27 •  H. P. Lovecraft: The Gods • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 33 •  H. P. Lovecraft: The Gods • interior artwork by Bruce D. Patterson
  • 38 • Random Notes on H. P. Lovecraft • (1953) • essay by T. G. L. Cockcroft
  • 38 •  Random Notes on H. P. Lovecraft • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 46 •   Review: The Dying Earth by Jack Vance • (1970) • review by Richard Grose
  • 46 •   Review: The Eyes of the Overworld by Jack Vance • (1970) • review by Richard Grose
  • 47 •   Review: Jirel of Joiry by C. L. Moore • (1970) • review by Richard Grose
  • 48 •  The Bookworm Speaks • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 49 •   Review: The Dark Man and Others by Robert E. Howard • (1969) • review by Wayne Bourgeois
  • 50 •   Review: The Robert E. Howard Fantasy Biblio by Robert Weinberg • (1969) • review by Steve Riley
  • 51 •  The Accursed Wizard’s Land • interior artwork by Ron Wilber
  • 62 • On Science Fiction and the Weird • (1950) • essay by Seabury Quinn
  • 66 •  Sword & Fantasy #9 • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 67 •  Sword & Fantasy #9 [2] • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 67 •   Review: Red Shadows by Robert E. Howard • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 67 •   Review: Brak the Barbarian by John Jakes • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 67 •   Review: The Conan Reader by L. Sprague de Camp • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 68 •   Review: The Jewels of Aptor by Samuel R. Delany • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 68 •   Review: Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 68 •   Review: Swords in the Mist by Fritz Leiber • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 69 •  Sword & Fantasy #9 [3] • interior artwork by James Cawthorn
  • 69 •   Review: The Swords of Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 69 •   Review: Swords Against Wizardry by Fritz Leiber • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 69 •   Review: Etchings in Ivory by Robert E. Howard • (1968) • review by Richard Brisson
  • 70 • The First Conan Comic Book • essay by Daniel Navarro
  • 70 •  The First Conan Comic Book • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 72 • The Origins of Conan: The First Comic • essay by Manuel Barrero
  • 72 •  The Origins of Conan: The First Comic • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 78 •  A Roy G. Krenkel Folio • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • bc •  Sword & Fantasy #9 • interior artwork by Don Newton
Publisher : James Van Hise
Year : September 2008
Type: Fanzine
Format : Quarto (8.5″ x 11″ magazine)
Pages : 86
Cover : Chris Achilleos
Illustrations : See above

Notes

Edited by James Van Hise

Side stapled single sheets, wraps. 
Front cover illustration from a foreign paperback cover.
The reviews beginning on p. 46 appear under the title “The Bookworm Speaks” and are attributed to Return to Wonder #8, but that is not the correct issue.
“The Origins of Conan: The First Comic” was translated by Nino Lucio.

Cover by Chris Achilleos

Features include a 6 page reprint of the Frank Frazetta comic strip “Diamonds & Pebbles” from HAPPY COMICS #33 (Sept. 1949) in black and white (a version of this issue with the strip in full color is also available but at a higher price in a separate listing). An art folio by Howard Pyle. An original 9 page sword & sorcery comic strip by Ron Wilber “The Accursed Wizards Land.” Articles on H.P. Lovecraft from 1950s fanzines. “On Science Fiction And The Weird” by Seabury Quinn from the fanzine THE TALISMAN (Summer, 1950), a 5 page Roy Krenkel folio and more.

Tags: Bruce D. Patterson / Chris Achilleos / Daniel Navarro / Don Newton / Frank Frazetta / Howard Pyle / James Cawthorn / James Van Hise / Lin Carter / Mahlon L. Fawcett / Richard Brisson / Richard Grose / Rick McCollum / Robert E. Howard / Ron Wilber / Roy G. Krenkel / Seabury Quinn / Steve Riley / T. G. L. Cockcroft / Wayne Bourgeois