Weird Tales December 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

  • 724 • Fantaisie d’Antan • poem by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 724 •  Fantaisie d’Antan • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 726 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 726 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, December 1929) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 726 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by Elmo James
  • 727 • Next Month (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by uncredited
  • 728 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by E. L. Mengshoel
  • 728 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by Mrs. M. Sherbank
  • 728 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by Ernest H. Ormsbee
  • 728 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by Gaylord Bell
  • 728 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by Albert James Cabral
  • 730 • The Mystery of the Four Husbands • [Capt. Michel] • short story by Gaston Leroux (trans. of Not’ Olympe 1924)
  • 730 •  The Mystery of the Four Husbands • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 742 • Children of Ubasti • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 742 •  Children of Ubasti • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 760 • The Gallows Tree • short story by N. J. O’Neail
  • 760 •  The Gallows Tree • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 766 • The Ticking of the Clock • short story by A. Greatraikes and H. Greatraikes
  • 768 •  Weird Tales, December 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, January 1925 1925)
  • 769 • Behind the Moon (Part 1 of 3) • serial by W. Elwyn Backus
  • 769 •  Behind the Moon (Part 1 of 3) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 794 • In the Valley • poem by Bertrande Harry Snell
  • 795 • The Dancer in the Crystal • short story by Francis Flagg
  • 795 •  The Dancer in the Crystal • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 808 •  Weird Tales, December 1929 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, January 1925 [3] 1925)
  • 809 • Skull-Face (Part 3 of 3) • serial by Robert E. Howard
  • 809 •  Skull-Face (Part 3 of 3) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 825 •  Weird Tales, December 1929 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 1925)
  • 826 • The Shuttered Room • (1929) • short story by E. F. Benson
  • 826 •  The Shuttered Room • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 834 •  Weird Tales, December 1929 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of The Green Scarab 1925)
  • 835 • No Other Man • [Tales from Cornwall • 7] • short story by David H. Keller, M.D. [as by David H. Keller]
  • 835 •  No Other Man • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin [as by Doak]
  • 842 • The Inheritors • short story by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth]
  • 845 • The Depths of the Lens • short story by N. R. McFarland
  • 848 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 848 • The Stranger from Kurdistan • [Ismeddin] • (1925) • short story by E. Hoffmann Price
  • 852 • A King in Babylon • (1888) • poem by W. E. Henley
  • 854 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by Miss Betty Bogschutz
  • 854 •  Letter (Weird Tales, December 1929) • essay by M. T. Oakbough
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : December 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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