Weird Tales February 1932

The Thing on the Roof first appeared in the February 1932 issue of Weird Tales. Howard sold it to Weird Tales for $40.00, but later said he would have let it go for free, just to see it in print. He was quite fond of it. The story is set in the early 1930’s, and focuses on the legend surrounding the Temple of the Toad God. Howard’s occult tome, Nameless Cults plays a big part of the story.

Contents

  • 148 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 148 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, February 1932) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 148 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Albertine Ganz
  • 148 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Cybelline Maird
  • 148 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Paul S. Smith
  • 150 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by M. Sears
  • 150 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by A. M. Patterson
  • 150 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by E. E. O’Brien
  • 150 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Alvin V. Pershing [as by A. V. Pershing]
  • 150 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Bruce Bryan
  • 150 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Jack Darrow
  • 152 • The Devil’s Bride (Part 1 of 6) • [Jules de Grandin] • serial by Seabury Quinn
  • 152 •  The Devil’s Bride (Part 1 of 6) • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 175 • Night and Silence • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Maurice Level (trans. of La nuit et le silence 1906)
  • 175 •  Night and Silence • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 178 • The Three from the Tomb • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
  • 178 •  The Three from the Tomb • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 197 •  Weird Tales, February 1932 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 1925)
  • 198 • Devouring Shadows • novelette by N. J. O’Neail
  • 199 •  Devouring Shadows • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 213 • The Thing on the Roof • [Cthulhu Mythos Tales] • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 213 •  The Thing on the Roof • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 219 •  Weird Tales, February 1932 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Servants of Satan 1925)
  • 220 • The Tree-Men of M’Bwa • short story by Donald Wandrei
  • 221 •  The Tree-Men of M’Bwa • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 227 • The Gallows Tree • poem by Otis Adelbert Kline
  • 228 • The Laughing Duke • novelette by Wallace West [as by Wallace G. West]
  • 229 •  The Laughing Duke • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 241 •  Weird Tales, February 1932 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, January 1925 1925)
  • 242 • The Haunted Chair (Part 3 of 3) • serial by Gaston Leroux (trans. of Le fauteuil hanté 1911)
  • 243 •  The Haunted Chair (Part 3 of 3) • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 259 • The Horror in the Hold • short story by Frank Belknap Long [as by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.]
  • 265 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 265 • The Wolf-Leader (Part 7 of 8) • serial by Alexandre Dumas (trans. of Le meneur de loups 1857)
  • 283 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by uncredited
  • 286 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Maurice Schwartz
  • 286 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by E. Irvine Haines [as by E. I. Haines]
  • 286 •  Letter (Weird Tales, February 1932) • essay by Alonzo Leonard
  • 287 • Dream Justice • short story by E. W. Mayo
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : February 1932
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Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Curtis C. Senf
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 19 Number 2
Page numbers run from 145 to 288 excluding the covers.
Cover illustrates “The Devil’s Bride”.
Interior art credits for “Devouring Shadows” and “The Eyrie” per Jaffery & Cook The Collector’s Index to Weird Tales.

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The Thing on the Roof first appeared in the February 1932 issue of Weird Tales. Howard sold it to Weird Tales for $40.00, but later said he would have let it go for free, just to see it in print. He was quite fond of it. The story is set in the early 1930’s, and focuses on the legend surrounding the Temple of the Toad God. Howard’s occult tome, Nameless Cults plays a big part of the story.

Tags: Pulp / Robert E. Howard / Weird Tales