Weird Tales November 1929

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

  • 580 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 580 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, November 1929) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 580 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Lester Anderson
  • 580 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Miss Helen Aiken
  • 580 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Leroy Price
  • 580 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Lilla Price Savino [as by Mrs. Lilla Price Savino]
  • 582 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by O. E. Larson
  • 582 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Howard Griffin
  • 582 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by K. W. Hill
  • 582 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Robert Franklyn Hencey
  • 582 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • [Letters to Weird Tales] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 583 • Next Month (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by uncredited
  • 584 • The Gray Killer • novelette by Everil Worrell
  • 584 •  The Gray Killer • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 593 •  The Gray Killer [2] • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 600 • The Roc Raid • novelette by George B. Tuttle
  • 600 •  The Roc Raid • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 623 •  Weird Tales, November 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of The Green Scarab 1925)
  • 624 • The Nightmare Tarn • poem by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 625 • The Curse of Yig • (1929) • short story by Zealia Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft [as by Zealia Brown Reed]
  • 625 •  The Curse of Yig • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 636 •  Weird Tales, November 1929 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Servants of Satan 1925)
  • 637 • The House Without a Mirror • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 637 •  The House Without a Mirror • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 658 • The Haunted Lake • poem by A. Leslie
  • 659 • Skull-Face (Part 2 of 3) • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 659 •  Skull-Face (Part 2 of 3) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 673 • Death-Gate • poem by Monroe D. McGibeny
  • 674 • The Tailed Man of Cornwall • [Tales from Cornwall • 6] • short story by David H. Keller, M.D. [as by David H. Keller]
  • 674 •  The Tailed Man of Cornwall • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 680 • Scarlatti’s Bottle • short story by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth]
  • 683 • Whispering Death • short story by John Impola
  • 683 •  Whispering Death • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 694 • Thrice Dead • short story by Alston Lovejoy
  • 698 •  Weird Tales, November 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, February 1925 1925)
  • 699 • The Bed by the Window • (1929) • short story by E. F. Benson
  • 699 •  The Bed by the Window • interior artwork by C. C. Senf
  • 706 • Mummy • short story by Kelsey Percival Kitchel
  • 710 •  Weird Tales, November 1929 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, January 1925 [3] 1925)
  • 711 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 711 • Lindenborg Pool • (1856) • short story by William Morris
  • 716 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Mrs. Edith Beadle
  • 716 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Bill Griffey
  • 716 •  Letter (Weird Tales, November 1929) • essay by Alvin V. Pershing [as by A. V. Pershing]
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : November 1929
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Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Curtis C. Senf
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 14 Number 5
Canada price C$0.30.
Page numbers run from 577 to 720 excluding covers.
Interior art credit for “The Roc Raid” per Jaffrey & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

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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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