Skull-Face is a fantasy novella by American writer Robert E. Howard, which appeared as a serial in Weird Tales, beginning in October 1929, and ending in December, 1929. The story stars a character called Steve Costigan but this is not Howard’s recurring character, Sailor Steve Costigan. The story is clearly influenced by Sax Rohmer’s opus Fu Manchu but substitutes the main Asian villain with a resuscitated Atlantean necromancer (similar to Kull’s bit character Thulsa Doom) sitting at the center of a web of crime and intrigue meant to end White/Western world domination with the help of Asian/semite/African peoples and to re-instate surviving Atlanteans (said to lie dormant in submerged sarcophagi) as the new ruling elite.

Contents

  • 436 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 436 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, October 1929) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 436 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by Mrs. Joseph C. Murphy
  • 436 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 436 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by Thomas S. Rice
  • 438 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by A. Merritt
  • 438 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by Rev. Hubert S. Stafford
  • 438 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by Richmond E. Myers
  • 438 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by William Bradfield
  • 439 • Next Month (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by uncredited
  • 440 • The Woman with the Velvet Collar • [Capt. Michel] • short story by Gaston Leroux (trans. of La femme au collier de velours 1924)
  • 440 •  The Woman with the Velvet Collar • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 450 • Skull-Face (Part 1 of 3) • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 450 •  Skull-Face (Part 1 of 3) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 473 • In the Toils of the Black Kiva • short story by D. D. Sharp
  • 473 •  In the Toils of the Black Kiva • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 480 •  Weird Tales, October 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 1925)
  • 481 • The Silver Countess • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 481 •  The Silver Countess • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 501 •  Folks Used to Believe • (1927) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 501 • The Roc • [Folks Used to Believe] • essay by Alvin F. Harlow
  • 502 • The Witch-Ball • (1928) • short story by E. F. Benson
  • 502 •  The Witch-Ball • interior artwork by Quindaro
  • 508 •  Weird Tales, October 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of The Desert Lich 1924)
  • 509 • The Battle of the Toads • [Tales from Cornwall • 5] • short story by David H. Keller, M.D. [as by David H. Keller]
  • 509 •  The Battle of the Toads • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 516 • Nyctalops • poem by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 517 • Outside the Universe (Part 4 of 4) • [Interstellar Patrol • 4] • serial by Edmond Hamilton
  • 517 •  Outside the Universe (Part 4 of 4) • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 537 • Fate • poem by Thelma E. Johnson
  • 538 • The Gray Lady • short story by Christine Campbell Thomson [as by Flavia Richardson]
  • 543 • The Palace of the Dead • short story by Robert Peery
  • 548 • The Phantom Barber • short story by E. W. Mayo
  • 549 • The Scourge of Egypt • short story by Arlton Eadie
  • 549 •  The Scourge of Egypt • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 558 • Transformation • poem by Harvey Wagner Flink [as by Harvey W. Flink]
  • 559 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 559 • The Lost Room • (1858) • short story by Fitz-James O’Brien
  • 570 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by Martin M. Laibow
  • 570 •  Letter (Weird Tales, October 1929) • essay by Jack Darrow
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : October 1929
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Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Hugh Rankin
Illustrations : Se above

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Skull-Face is a fantasy novella by American writer Robert E. Howard, which appeared as a serial in Weird Tales, beginning in October 1929, and ending in December, 1929. The story stars a character called Steve Costigan but this is not Howard’s recurring character, Sailor Steve Costigan. The story is clearly influenced by Sax Rohmer’s opus Fu Manchu but substitutes the main Asian villain with a resuscitated Atlantean necromancer (similar to Kull’s bit character Thulsa Doom) sitting at the center of a web of crime and intrigue meant to end White/Western world domination with the help of Asian/semite/African peoples and to re-instate surviving Atlanteans (said to lie dormant in submerged sarcophagi) as the new ruling elite.

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