Contains 24 stories, many of which are rarely seen action, western, and boxing tales featuring characters such as Breckinridge Elkins. “Blow the Chinks Down!” and “Dark Shanghai” are being presented here in English for the first time since their original pulp appearances.

Contents

  • 7 • Introduction (The Complete Action Stories) • (2001) • essay by Paul Herman
  • 11 • The TNT Punch • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 11 •  The TNT Punch • (1931) • interior artwork by Frank McAleer
  • 24 • The Sign of the Snake • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 24 •  The Sign of the Snake • (1931) • interior artwork by Amos Sewell
  • 40 • Blow the Chinks Down • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 40 •  Blow the Chinks Down • (1931) • interior artwork by Amos Sewell
  • 53 • Breed of Battle • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1931) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 53 •  Breed of Battle • (1931) • interior artwork by Amos Sewell
  • 71 • Dark Shanghai • non-genre • [Sailor Steve Costigan] • (1932) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 71 •  Dark Shanghai • (1932) • interior artwork by Amos Sewell
  • 85 • Mountain Man • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 85 •  Mountain Man • (1934) • interior artwork by uncredited
  • 98 • Guns of the Mountains • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 98 •  Guns of the Mountains • (1934) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 110 • The Scalp Hunter • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 110 •  The Scalp Hunter • (1934) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 124 • A Gent from Bear Creek • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 124 •  A Gent from Bear Creek • (1934) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 140 • The Road to Bear Creek • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1934) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 140 •  The Road to Bear Creek • (1934) • interior artwork by Lorence Bjorklund [as by L. Bjorklond]
  • 152 • The Haunted Mountain • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1935) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 152 •  The Haunted Mountain • (1935) • interior artwork by Lorence Bjorklund [as by L. Bjorklond]
  • 161 • War on Bear Creek • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1935) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 161 •  War on Bear Creek • (1935) • interior artwork by Leslie Ross
  • 181 • The Feud Buster • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1935) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 181 •  The Feud Buster • (1935) • interior artwork by Leslie Ross
  • 190 • Cupid from Bear Creek • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1935) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 190 •  Cupid from Bear Creek • (1935) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 207 • The Riot at Cougar Paw • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1935) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 207 •  The Riot at Cougar Paw • (1935) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 221 • The Apache Mountain War • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1935) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 221 •  The Apache Mountain War • (1935) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 237 • Pilgrims to the Pecos • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 237 •  Pilgrims to the Pecos • (1936) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 254 • Pistol Politics • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 254 •  Pistol Politics • (1936) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 268 • Evil Deeds at Red Cougar • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 268 •  Evil Deeds at Red Cougar • (1936) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 285 • High Horse Rampage • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 285 •  High Horse Rampage • (1936) • interior artwork by Rudolph Belarski
  • 300 • “No Cowherders Wanted” • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 300 •  ”No Cowherds Wanted” • (1936) • interior artwork by Leslie Ross
  • 316 • The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humboldts • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 316 •  Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts • (1936) • interior artwork by Leslie Ross
  • 330 • Sharp’s Gun Serenade • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1937) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 330 •  Sharp’s Gun Serenade • (1937) • interior artwork by Leslie Ross
  • 346 • About the Artwork • (2001) • essay by uncredited
Howard Works ISFDB
Publisher : Wildside Press
Year : November 2003  (Hardcover) | January 2005 (Trade paperback)
Edition: 1st. 
Format : Hardcover with dustjacket
Pages : 344
Cover : Unknown
Illustrations : Artwork as published in the Pulp magazines

Notes

No date of publication; date used is date purchased by verifier. Date given on Amazon.com is 2005.
Edited by Paul Herman.
Print on demand.
“About the Artwork” appears as “About the Artists” in the ToC.
The artwork at the start of each story appeared at the start of the story in Action Stories.

Contains 24 stories, many of which are rarely seen action, western, and boxing tales featuring characters such as Breckinridge Elkins. “Blow the Chinks Down!” and “Dark Shanghai” are being presented here in English for the first time since their original pulp appearances.

Tags: Paul Herman / Robert E. Howard