Weird Tales March 1936

Part 4 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

  • 258 • The Albino Deaths • novelette by Ronal Kayser
  • 259 •  The Albino Deaths • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 271 •  Weird Tales, March 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, December 1924 [3] 1924)
  • 272 • The Crystal Curse • novelette by Earl Binder and Otto Binder [as by Eando Binder]
  • 273 •  The Crystal Curse • interior artwork by Jack Binder
  • 290 • Beyond Death’s Gateway • [Dr. Satan] • novelette by Paul Ernst
  • 291 •  Beyond Death’s Gateway • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 307 • Haunted • poem by Alfred I. Tooke
  • 308 • The Black Abbot of Puthuum • [Zothique] • novelette by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 309 •  The Black Abbot of Puthuum • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 322 • The Devil’s Swamp • poem by Robert Avrett
  • 323 • The Hour of the Dragon (Part 4 of 5) • [Conan] • serial by Robert E. Howard (book publication as Conan the Conqueror 1950)
  • 323 •  The Hour of the Dragon (Part 4 of 5) • interior artwork by Vincent Napoli
  • 344 • The Creaking House • poem by Clarence Edwin Flynn
  • 345 • In the World’s Dusk • short story by Edmond Hamilton
  • 345 •  In the World’s Dusk • interior artwork by Virgil Finlay
  • 354 • The Ship That Committed Suicide • short story by A. J. Mordtmann
  • 359 • The Graveyard Rats • short story by Henry Kuttner
  • 363 •  Weird Tales, March 1936 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by uncredited (variant of Weird Tales, March 1925 [2] 1925)
  • 364 • Homecoming Day • short story by J. Wilmer Benjamin [as by Jay Wilmer Benjamin]
  • 367 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 367 • A Masterpiece of Crime • short story by Jean Richepin (trans. of Le chef-d’œuvre du crime? 1876)
  • 373 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, March 1936) • essay by uncredited
  • 376 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 376 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, March 1936) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 376 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936) • essay by Julius Hopkins
  • 378 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Quinn Has the Knack • essay by Peggy Bauer
  • 378 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Brickbats and Bouquets • essay by Michael Liene
  • 379 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Pretty Ladies on the Covers • essay by Diamond Bencke
  • 380 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Pest? Far From It! • essay by David Mahoney
  • 380 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Virgil Finlay’s Drawings • essay by C. B. H.
  • 380 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Lovecraft’s Literary Art • essay by Henry Kuttner
  • 381 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): From a French Reader • essay by Jacques Bergier
  • 381 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): From the Dark Continent • essay by D. de Woronin
  • 382 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Seabury Quinn’s Latest Yarn • essay by Willis Conover [as by Willis Conover, Jr.]
  • 382 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Perfect • essay by Johnny MacDonald
  • 382 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): A Truley Unusual Tale • essay by Donald Allgeier [as by Donald V. Allgeier]
  • 383 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by E. McCrary
  • 383 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Constance Gill
  • 383 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Ed S. Woodhead
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by B. M. Reynolds
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Dwight Boyce [as by Dwight A. Boyce]
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Brief Briefs • essay by Seabury Quinn
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): A Tip-top Issue • essay by Charles H. Deems
  • 384 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1936): Doctor Lamontaine • essay by T. C. Marks
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : March 1936
Other issues:  
Format : Pulp
Pages : 132
Cover : Margaret Brundage
Illustrations : Se above

Notes

Weird Tales Volume 27 Number 3.
The Hour of the Dragon is illustrated by Vincent Napoli.

Page numbers run from 257 to 384 and do not include the covers.

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Part 4 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.

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