Weird Tales January 1936

Part 2 of 5. The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard’s suicide, although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the December 1935 through April 1936 issues of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. The first book edition was published by Gnome Press in hardcover in 1950. The Gnome Press edition retitled the story Conan the Conqueror, a title retained by all subsequent editions until 1977, when the original title was restored in an edition issued published by Berkley/Putnam in 1977. The Berkley edition also reverted the text to that of its original Weird Tales publication, discarding later edits. Later editions have generally followed Berkley and published under the original title. The 1997 film Kull the Conqueror is loosely based on The Hour of the Dragon, replacing Conan with Kull but otherwise keeping the same basic plot.

Contents

  • 2 • A Rival from the Grave • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 2 •  A Rival from the Grave • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 24 •  Weird Tales, January 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 [2] 1925)
  • 25 • The Satin Mask • short story by August Derleth [as by August W. Derleth]
  • 25 •  The Satin Mask • interior artwork by Frank Utpatel
  • 34 • Horror Insured • [Dr. Satan] • novelette by Paul Ernst
  • 35 •  Horror Insured • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 52 • In Davy Jones’s Locker • poem by Alfred I. Tooke
  • 53 • The Dark Land • [Jirel of Joiry] • (1936) • novelette by C. L. Moore
  • 53 •  The Dark Land • interior artwork by C. L. Moore
  • 71 •  Weird Tales, January 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Six Bearded Men 1924)
  • 72 • The Hour of the Dragon (Part 2 of 5) • [Conan] • serial by Robert E. Howard (book publication as Conan the Conqueror 1950)
  • 73 •  The Hour of the Dragon (Part 2 of 5) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 105 • Gray Ghosts • poem by Clarence Edwin Flynn
  • 106 • Rendezvous • short story by Richard H. Hart
  • 110 •  Weird Tales, January 1936 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, December 1924 1924)
  • 111 • Return to Death • short story by J. Wesley Rosenquest
  • 115 • They • short fiction by Robert Barbour Johnson
  • 117 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, January 1936) • essay by uncredited
  • 118 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 118 • Dagon • (1919) • short story by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 124 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 124 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, January 1936) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 124 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Enthusiasm Plus • essay by Gertrude Hemken [as by Miss Gertrude Hemken]
  • 124 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Keep WT Unique • essay by C. L. MacDougall
  • 125 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): More Vampires and Werewolves • essay by Orin S. McFarland
  • 125 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Better and Better • essay by O. B. W.
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Six Favorite Authors • essay by David Mahoney
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): A Letter from Jack Darrow • essay by Jack Darrow
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Best Stories of 1935 • essay by Julius Hopkins
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): The Way Home • essay by Robert Tuft
  • 126 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): What Is a Weird Tale? • essay by Ernest H. Ormsbee
  • 127 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Weird Detective Stories • essay by Kenneth Garner
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Hamilton and Moore • essay by Alvin V. Pershing
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): No Like? • essay by Sidney Slomich
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Margaret Van Hausen
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Edward Helenik
  • 128 •  Letter (Weird Tales, January 1936): Concise Comments • essay by Kenneth Garner
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : January 1936
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Format : Pulp
Pages : 132
Cover : Margaret Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Volume 27, Number 1.
Page number run from 657 to 784 and do not include the covers.
Data from a facsimile of this issue, which is missing the final two pages. There may be additional content on those pages which is not indexed here.

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The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard’s suicide, although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the December 1935 through April 1936 issues of the pulp magazine Weird Tales. The first book edition was published by Gnome Press in hardcover in 1950. The Gnome Press edition retitled the story Conan the Conqueror, a title retained by all subsequent editions until 1977, when the original title was restored in an edition issued published by Berkley/Putnam in 1977. The Berkley edition also reverted the text to that of its original Weird Tales publication, discarding later edits. Later editions have generally followed Berkley and published under the original title. The 1997 film Kull the Conqueror is loosely based on The Hour of the Dragon, replacing Conan with Kull but otherwise keeping the same basic plot.

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