The Vultures of Waheton was originally published with two different endings in the December 1936 issue of Smashing Novels Magazine under the title “The Vultures of Whapeton.” It was preceded by the following note from the editor, Cliff Campbell:
Of course, giving a story two endings is sort of unorthodox. But Smashing Novels, ever since its first issue, hasn’t been a particularly orthodox magazine. We’ve tried, and we are trying, to give you different stories with different slants, and we’ve been doing our darndest to give you the best stories possible.
- The Vultures: Showdown at Hell’s Canyon • interior artwork by Stephen Fabian
- 9 • The Vultures • non-genre • novella by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Vultures of Wahpeton 1936)
- 133 • Afterword (The Vultures of Wahpeton) • non-genre • essay by Glenn Lord
- 139 • Showdown at Hell’s Canyon • non-genre • novelette by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Judgment of the Desert)
Jacket, cover and spine list the title only as “The Vultures”.
Seven interior black & white illustrations.
First printing limited to 1,100 copies.
The second edition print run was approximately 1/3 that of the first edition.
The dust jacket of the second edition has a quarter inch white strip at the top and bottom of the front of the jacket. The first edition has the art all the way to the edge of the jacket.
The first edition has black cloth whereas the second edition has burgandy cloth.
Second edition features illustrated endpapers by Stephen Fabian.
|Year :||1973 (first) | 1975 (second)|
|Book No. :||ISBN-10: 0877071152|
|Format :||Hardcover with dust jacket (5.75 x 8.5 inches)|
|Cover art :||Stephen Fabian|
|Illustrations :||Stephen Fabian|