Pulp magazines featuring stories or letters by Robert E. Howard…

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Action Stories January 1931
Action Stories January 1931

Contains THE TNT PUNCH. Featuring Steve Costigan. This is the first publication. Action Stories Volume 10 Number 5.

Steve Costigan
Action Stories June 1931
Action Stories June 1931

Contains THE SIGN OF THE SNAKE, featuring Steve Costigan. This is the first publication. Action Stories Volume 10 Number 10.

Steve Costigan
Action Stories October 1931
Action Stories October 1931

Contains BLOW THE CHINKS DOWN, featuring Steve Costigan. This is the first publication. Action Stories Volume 11 Number 2. The original title is THE HOUSE OF PERIL, featuring Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory. Action stories made the changes to make it into a Costigan story and changed both the title and the names of the characters and the boat.

Steve Costigan
Action Stories November 1931
Action Stories November 1931

Contains BREED OF BATTLE, featuring Steve Costigan. This is the first publication. Action Stories Volume 11 Number 3. 

Steve Costigan
Action Stories January 1932
Action Stories January 1932

Contains DARK SHANGHAI, featuring Steve Costigan. This is the first publication. Action Stories Volume 11 Number 5. Originally a story featuring Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory.

Steve Costigan
Action Stories March-April 1934
Action Stories March-April 1934

Contains MOUNTAIN MAN, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories March-April 1934 Volume 12 Number 7.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories May/June 1934
Action Stories May/June 1934

Contains GUNS OF THE MOUNTAIN, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories May/June 1934 Volume 12 Number 8.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories August 1934
Action Stories August 1934

Contains THE SCALP HUNTER, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories August 1934 Volume 12 Number 9.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories October 1934
Action Stories October 1934

Featuring A GENT FROM BEAR CREEK, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories October 1934 Volume 12 Number 10.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories December 1934
Action Stories December 1934

Contains THE ROAD TO BEAR CREEK, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories December 1934 Volume 12 Number 11.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories February 1935
Action Stories February 1935

Contains THE HAUNTED MOUNTAIN, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories February 1935 Volume 12 Number 12.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories April 1935
Action Stories April 1935

Contains WAR ON BEAR CREEK, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories April 1935 Volume 13 Number 1.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories June 1935
Action Stories June 1935

Contains THE FEUD BUSTER, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories June 1935 Volume 13 Number 2.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories August 1935
Action Stories August 1935

Contains CUPID FROM BEAR CREEK, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories August 1935 Volume 13 Number 3.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories October 1935
Action Stories October 1935

Contains THE RIOT AT COUGAR PAW, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories October 1935 Volume 13 Number 4.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories December 1935
Action Stories December 1935

Contains THE APACHE MOUNTAIN WAR, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories December 1935 Volume 13 Number 5.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories February 1936
Action Stories February 1936

Contains PILGRIMS TO THE PECOS, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories February 1936, Volume 13 Number 6.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories April 1936
Action Stories April 1936

Contains PISTOL POLITICS, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories April 1936, Volume 13 Number 7.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories June 1936
Action Stories June 1936

Contains EVIL DEEDS AT RED COUGAR, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories June 1936, Volume 13 Number 8.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories August 1936
Action Stories August 1936

Contains HIGH HORSE RAMPAGE, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories August 1936, Volume 13 Number 9.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories September 1936
Action Stories September 1936

Contains NO COWHERDERS WANTED, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories September 1936, Volume 13 Number 10.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories October 1936
Action Stories October 1936

Contains THE CONQUERIN’ HERO OF THE HUMBOLDTS, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories October 1936, Volume 13 Number 11.

Breckinridge Elkins
Action Stories January 1937
Action Stories January 1937

Contains SHARP’S GUN SERENADE, a tale about Breckinridge Elkins. Action Stories January 1937, Volume 14 Number 2.

Breckinridge Elkins

CoverTitleSummary
Adventure March 1924
Adventure March 1924

Contains a letter that Howard wrote to Adventure. It was printed in the March 20th, 1924 issue. Volume 45, number 5. Probably written late 1923.

Adventure August 1924
Adventure August 1924

Contains a letter that Howard wrote to Adventure. It was printed in the August 20th, 1924 issue. Volume 48, number 2. Written circa July 1924.

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Argosy All-Story Weekly 1929-07-20
Argosy All-Story Weekly 1929-07-20

Featuring the story CROWD HORROR. It also features a story by Otis Adelbert Kline. In the same magazine was also a letter from Robert, written circa spring 1929 telling a bit about himself and how happy he was with placing a story with the magazine

Slade Costigan, Gloria, Steve Harmer, Young Firpo, Joe Handler, Sailor Sloan, Ace Banning, Buffalo Gonzalez pdf
Argosy 1936-08-15
Argosy 1936-08-15

In a drunken argument, a cowboy kills an old man and is cursed by his wife! She pledges to return from the grave to take revenge! Little did he know that the dead remember…

Argosy from August 15th, 1936. Speculative fiction content only. The short story ‘The Dead Remember’ by Robert E. Howard.

Jim Gordon, John Elston, Mike O’Donnell, Sam Grimes, Tom Allison pdf
Argosy 1936-10-03
Argosy 1936-10-03

Contains A GENT FROM THE PECOS, featuring Pike Bearfield. Argosy Volume 267 Number 5.

Pike Bearfield
Argosy 1936-10-17
Argosy 1936-10-17

It Contains GENTS ON THE LYNCH, featuring Pike Bearfield. Argosy Volume 268 Number 1.

Pike Bearfield
Argosy 1936-10-31
Argosy 1936-10-31

It Contains THE RIOT AT BUCKSNORT, featuring Pike Bearfield. Argosy Volume 268 Number 3.

Pike Bearfield
Argosy 1936-11-28
Argosy 1936-11-28

It Contains VULTURES’ SANCTUARY. Argosy Volume 269 Number 1.

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Complete Stories August 1936
Complete Stories August 1936

Complete Stories August 1936. Volume 41 Number 1. Contains the first publication of THE COUNTRY OF THE KNIFE, featuring El Borak.

El Borak

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Cowboy Stories June 1936
Cowboy Stories June 1936

Cowboy Stories June 1936, Volume 29 Number 6. Contains the first publication of A MAN-EATING JEOPARD. Featuring his character Buckner Jeopardy Grimes. This issue also features a novella by Luke Short and stores by S. Omar Barker, Archie Joscelyn, Hapsburg Leibe, and Alfred L. Garry.

Buckner Jeopardy Grimes
Cowboy Stories July 1937
Cowboy Stories July 1937

Cowboy Stories July 1937, Volume 32 Number 1. Contains the first publication of KNIFE-RIVER PRODIGAL. Featuring his character Buckner Jeopardy Grimes. 

Buckner Jeopardy Grimes

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Dime Sports Magazine April 1936
Dime Sports Magazine April 1936

Dime Sports Magazine Volume 2 Number 4. Contains IRON-JAW. This is the first publication. 

Dime Sports Magazine June 1936
Dime Sports Magazine June 1936

Dime Sports Magazine June 1936, Volume 2 Number 6. Contains a letter from Howard. Since Howard had the story IRON-JAW published in the April issue he was asked to tell a little about himself. The letter can be found in The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume 3 (letter #348).

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Double Action Western December 1956
Double Action Western December 1956

Double Action Western December 1956, Volume 24 Number 2. Includes the story WHILE SMOKE ROLLED, featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge Elkins

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Famous Fantastic Mysteries December 1952
Famous Fantastic Mysteries December 1952

Famous Fantastic Mysteries December 1952, Volume 14 Number 1. Contains SKULL-FACE. First published in Weird Tales Volume 14 Number 4 (October), 5 (November) and 6 (December),1929.

Stephen Costigan, Kathulos, Zuleika, Yun Shatu, Hassim, John Gordon, Sir Haldred Frenton pdf
Famous Fantastic Mysteries June 1953
Famous Fantastic Mysteries June 1953

Famous Fantastic Mysteries June 1953, Volume 14 Number 4. Contains WORMS OF THE EARTH. 

Bran Mak Morn, Titus Sulla, Atla, Partha Mac Othna, Valerius, Grom pdf

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Fight Stories - July 1929
Fight Stories – July 1929

Fight Stories – July 1929. Contains THE PIT OF THE SERPENT. This is the first publication.

Steve Costigan, Mushy Hansen, Raquel La Costa, Battling Slade, Sea Girl, Dauntless, Bat Slade, Don Jose y Balsa Santa Maria Gonzales
Fight Stories - February 1930
Fight Stories – February 1930

Fight Stories – February 1930. Volume 2, Number 9. Contains THE BULL DOG BREED. This is the first publication.

Steve Costigan, Mushy Hansen, Bill O'Brien, Tom Roche, Mike, Tiger Valois, Old Man
Fight Stories - March 1930
Fight Stories – March 1930

Fight Stories – March 1930. Volume 2, Number 10. Contains SAILOR’S GRUDGE. This is the first publication.

Steve Costigan, Marjory Harper, Bert, Tommy Marks, Mike, Reggie Van Veer
Fight Stories - May 1930
Fight Stories – May 1930

Fight Stories – May 1930. Volume 2, Number 12. Contains FIST AND FANG featuring Sailor Steve Costigan. Howard earned $100 for the sale of this story. This is the first publication. It was later published again in Winter of 1938-1939 but under the name of Mark Adam and the title: “Cannibal Fists“. 

Steve Costigan
Edited, upscaled and fixed by Ståle Gismervik
Fight Stories – June 1930

Fight Stories – June 1930. Volume 3, Number 1. Contains THE IRON MAN. Featuring no less than two Iron Mikes, Mike Costigan and Mike Brennon.

Steve Amber, Mike Brennon, Marjory Walshire, Spike Ganlon, Mike Costigan
Image upscaled and edited by Ståle Gismervik
Fight Stories – July 1930

Fight Stories – July 1930. Volume 3, Number 2. Contains WINNER TAKE ALL. Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - September 1930
Fight Stories – September 1930

Fight Stories Volume 3, number 4, September 1930. WATERFRONT FISTS is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. This is its first publication. Howard earned $90 for the sale of this story which is now in the public domain.

It is also known by the title “Stand Up and Slug” since being published in the Summer 1940 issue of Fight Stories under the pseudonym Mark Adams.

Steve Costigan, Mushy Hansen, Bill O'Brien, Gloria Flynn, Billy Flynn, Red Roach pdf
Fight Stories - November 1930
Fight Stories – November 1930

Fight Stories – November 1930. Volume 3, Number 6. Howard’s CHAMP OF THE FORECASTLE, featuring Steve Costigan. Published later under the pseudonym Mark Adams in Fight Stories volume 5, number 8.

Steve Costigan
Edited, retouched and upscaled by Ståle Gismervik
Fight Stories – January 1931

Fight Stories – January 1931. Volume 3, Number 8. Howard’s ALLEYS OF PERIL, featuring Steve Costigan. 

Steve Costigan, Old Man, White Tigress, Red McCoy
Cover edited by Ståle Gismervik
Fight Stories – May 1931

Fight Stories – May 1931. Volume 3, Number 12. Howard’s TEXAS FISTS., featuring Steve Costigan. 

Steve Costigan, Old Man, Biff Leary, Miss Joan
Fight Stories - December 1931
Fight Stories – December 1931

Fight Stories – December 1931. Volume 4, Number 7. Howard’s CIRCUS FISTS, featuring Steve Costigan. 

Steve Costigan, Joe Beemer, Mike
Fight Stories - February 1932
Fight Stories – February 1932

Fight Stories – February 1932. Volume 4, Number 9. Howard’s VIKINGS OF THE GLOVES, featuring Steve Costigan. 

Steve Costigan, Mike, Sven Larson, Mushy Hansen, Hakon Torkilsen, Bill O'Brien, Old Man
Fight Stories - February 1932 (Canada)
Fight Stories – February 1932 (Canada)

Canadian edition of Fight Stories – February 1932. Volume 4, Number 9. Howard’s VIKINGS OF THE GLOVES, featuring Steve Costigan. This is the first publications and Howard earned $65 for the sale of this short story. It was reprinted under the title “Including the Scandinavian!” after Howard’s death and attributed to the Fight Stories housename “Mark Adam”. 

Steve Costigan, Mike
Cover upscaled and edited by Ståle Gismervik
Fight Stories – March 1932

Fight Stories – March 1932. Volume 4, Number 10. Howard’s NIGHT OF BATTLE, featuring Steve Costigan. This is the first publication.

Steve Costigan, Mike, Black Jack O'Brien, Bad Bill Kerney, Johnny Kyelan
Fight Stories - Fall 1937
Fight Stories – Fall 1937

Fight Stories – Fall 1937. Volume 5, Number 5. MANILA MANSLAUGHTER. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories in July 1929 as THE PIT OF THE SERPENT.

Steve Costigan, Mike, Black Jack O'Brien, Bad Bill Kerney, Johnny Kyelan
Fight Stories - Winter 1937/1938
Fight Stories – Winter 1937/1938

Fight Stories – Winter 1937/1938. Volume 5, Number 6. Contains YOU GOT TO KILL A BULLDOG. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories in February 1930 as THE BULL DOG BREED.

Steve Costigan, Mike
Fight Stories - Spring 1938
Fight Stories – Spring 1938

Fight Stories – Spring 1938. Volume 5, Number 7. Contains COSTIGAN VS. KID CAMERA. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories March 1930 as SAILOR’S GRUDGE.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - June/July 1938
Fight Stories – June/July 1938

Fight Stories – June/July 1938. Volume 5, Number 8. Contains CHAMP OF THE SEVEN SEAS. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories November 1930 as CHAMP OF THE FORECASTLE.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Fall 1938
Fight Stories – Fall 1938

Fight Stories – Fall 1938. Volume 5, Number 9. Contains FALL GUY. Published under the name John Starr. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories June 1930 as THE IRON MAN.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Winter 1938/1939
Fight Stories – Winter 1938/1939

Fight Stories – Winter 1938/1939. Volume 5, Number 10. Contains CANNIBAL FISTS. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories May 1930 as FIST AND FANG.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Summer 1939
Fight Stories – Summer 1939

Fight Stories – Summer 1939. Volume 5, Number 12. Contains SHANGHIED MITTS. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories May 1931 as TEXAS FISTS.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Winter 1939/1940
Fight Stories – Winter 1939/1940

Fight Stories – Winter 1939/1940. Volume 6, Number 2. Contains SUCKER!. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories July 1930 as WINNER TAKE ALL.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Summer 1940
Fight Stories – Summer 1940

Fight Stories – Summer 1940. Volume 6, Number 4. Contains STAND UP AND SLUG!. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories September 1930 as WATERFRONT FISTS.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Fall 1940
Fight Stories – Fall 1940

Fight Stories – Fall 1940. Volume 6, Number 5. Contains INCLUDIN’ THE SCANDINAVIAN. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories February 1932 as VIKINGS OF THE GLOVES.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Winter 1940
Fight Stories – Winter 1940

Fight Stories – Winter 1940. Volume 6, Number 6. Contains LEATHER LIGHTNING. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories January 1931 as ALLEYS OF PERIL.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Fall 1941
Fight Stories – Fall 1941

Fight Stories – Fall 1941. Volume 6, Number 9. Contains THE WATERFRONT WALLOP. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories January 1931 as THE TNT PUNCH.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Spring 1942
Fight Stories – Spring 1942

BREED OF BATTLE is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the November 1931 issue of Action Stories. Here it is published under the title SAMSON HAD A SOFT SPOT and the author named Mark Adam (really Robert E. Howard).

Steve Costigan pdf
Fight Stories - Summer 1942
Fight Stories – Summer 1942

Fight Stories – Summer 1942. Volume 6, Number 12. Contains SLUGGER BAIT. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories December 1931 as CIRCUS FISTS.

Steve Costigan
Fight Stories - Fall 1942
Fight Stories – Fall 1942

Fight Stories – Fall 1942. Volume 7, Number 1. Contains SHORE LEAVE FOR A SLUGGER. Published under the name Mark Adam. The story previously appeared in Fight Stories March 1932 as NIGHT OF BATTLE.

Steve Costigan

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Cover retouched by Ståle Gismervik
Ghost Stories April 1929

An Ace Jessel story. First published in Ghost Stories, April 1929. Another title for this is ‘The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux’. Howard used the pseudonym John Taverel for this story.

Ace Jessel pdf

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Golden Fleece November 1938
Golden Fleece November 1938

Golden Fleece November 1938, Volume 1 Number 2. Features the pirate Black Terence Vulmea.

Black Terence Vulmea pdf
Golden Fleece January 1939
Golden Fleece January 1939

Golden Fleece January 1939 was the first to publish the story GATES OF EMPIRE.

Giles Hobson, Godfrey de Courtenay, Sir Guiscard de Chastillon, Shirkuh, King Amalric of Jerusalem, Salah ed din (Saladin) pdf

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Hopalong Cassidy's Western Magazine Fall 1950
Hopalong Cassidy’s Western Magazine Fall 1950

Hopalong Cassidy’s Western Magazine Fall 1950. Volume 1, Number 1. Howard’s TEXAS JOHN ALDEN was printed. This was a reprint from The Masked Rider Western magazine from May 1944. Originally a Buckner J. Grimes story titled RING-TAILED TORNADO. Published under the name of Patrick Ervin.

Breckinridge Elkins

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine May 1934
Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine May 1934

Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine May 1934, Volume 1 Number 1. Howard’s THE SLUGGER’S GAME was printed. Featuring Sailor Steve Costigan.

Steve Costigan
Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine May 1934 (Canada)
Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine May 1934 (Canada)

The Canadian edition of Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine May 1934, Volume 1 Number 1. Howard’s THE SLUGGER’S GAME was printed. Featuring Sailor Steve Costigan.

The American and Canadian editions have identical content. The cover is also the same except for the publication month and it says “Printed in Canada”. 

Steve Costigan
Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine June 1934
Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine June 1934

Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine June 1934, Volume 1 Number 2. Howard’s GENERAL IRONFIST was printed. Featuring Sailor Steve Costigan. Howard earned $35 for this story.

Steve Costigan
Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine June 1934 (Canada)
Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine June 1934 (Canada)

The Canadian edition of Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine June 1934, Volume 1 Number 2. Howard’s GENERAL IRONFIST was printed. Featuring Sailor Steve Costigan. Howard earned $35 for this story.

The American and Canadian editions have identical content. The cover is also the same except for the publication month and it says “Printed in Canada”. 

Steve Costigan
Retouched my own copy of the magazine.
Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine August 1934

Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine August 1934, Volume 1 Number 3. Howard’s SLUGGERS OF THE BEACH was printed. Featuring Sailor Steve Costigan. 

Steve Costigan

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
The Magic Carpet Magazine January 1933
The Magic Carpet Magazine January 1933

There was no Howard story in this one, but it contains a letter he wrote, circa November 1932. The letter starts like this: “Thanks very much for the remarks…”

pdf
The Magic Carpet Magazine April 1933
The Magic Carpet Magazine April 1933

The Magic Carpet Magazine Volume 3 Number 2. There was no Howard story in this one, but it contains a letter he wrote, circa March 1933. The letter starts like this: “Congratulations on the quality and appearance…”

pdf
With Howard's 'The Lion of Tiberias'.
The Magic Carpet Magazine July 1933

The Magic Carpet Magazine Volume 3 Number 3. Contains the story THE LION OF TIBERIAS. First published in The Magic Carpet Magazine.

John Norwald pdf
The Magic Carpet Magazine January 1934
The Magic Carpet Magazine January 1934

This issue actually contains two Howard stories. ‘Alleys of Darkness’ where he used the pseudonym Patrick Ervin and ‘The Shadow of the Vulture’. 

“The Shadow of the Vulture” is a short story, first published in The Magic Carpet Magazine, January 1934. The story introduces the character of Red Sonya of Rogatino, who later became the inspiration for the popular character Red Sonja, archetype of the chainmail-bikini clad female warrior. The latter has little in common other than the name and that she is a warrior.

Red Sonya of Rogatino, Suleiman the Magnificent, Gottfried Von Kalmbach, Mikhal Oglu, Dennis Dorgan pdf

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Marvel Tales July/August 1934
Marvel Tales July/August 1934

Marvel Tales July/August 1934, Volume 1 Number 2. Featuring James Allison. This is the first appearance of THE GARDEN OF FEAR.

James Allison

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Masked Rider Western May 1944
Masked Rider Western May 1944

Masked Rider Western May 1944, Volume 16 Number 2. Contains the story TEXAS JOHN ALDEN, published with the name Patrick Ervin. Originally a Buckner J. Grimes story titled RING-TAILED TORNADO.

Breckinridge Elkins

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Max Brand's Western Magazine January 1950
Max Brand’s Western Magazine January 1950

Max Brand’s Western Magazine Volume 1 Number 2, January 1950. Contains the short story SHAVE THAT HAWG!. It was first published in Argosy, October 3, 1936. Featuring Pike Bearfield. Originally titled A GENT FROM THE PECOS.

Pike Bearfield
Max Brand's Western Magazine January 1950 (UK)
Max Brand’s Western Magazine January 1950 (UK)

The U.K. edition of Max Brand’s Western Magazine Volume 1 Number 2, January 1950. Contains the short story SHAVE THAT HAWG!. It was first published in Argosy, October 3, 1936. Featuring Pike Bearfield. Originally titled A GENT FROM THE PECOS.

Pike Bearfield
Max Brand's Western Magazine June 1950
Max Brand’s Western Magazine June 1950

Contains the short story ‘Vulture’s Sanctuary’. It was first published in Argosy, November 28, 1936.

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 1
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 1

Contains the Howard story ‘The Voice of El-Lil’.

Naluna, the dancer of El-lil, John Conrad, Bill Kirby pdf
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 3
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 3

Contains RED BLADES OF BLACK CATHAY which Howard wrote together with Tevis Clyde Smith. Illustrated by Joseph Doolin.

Sir Godric de Villehard, Princess Yulita, You-tai, Genghis Khan, Subotai pdf
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 4
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 4

Contains the Howard story ‘Hawks of Outremer’. First published in Oriental Stories (Spring 1931) after being accepted by that magazine in October 1930. “Outremer” (literally, “Oversea”) was how the Crusader states were often called. The story features Howard’s character Cormac Fitzgeoffrey.

Cormac Fitzgeoffrey pdf
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 6
Oriental Stories Volume 1 number 6

Contains THE BLOOD OF BELSHAZZAR. Illustrated by Joseph Doolin. Features Cormac Fitzgeoffrey.

Cormac Fitzgeoffrey pdf
Oriental Stories Volume 2 number 1
Oriental Stories Volume 2 number 1

“The Sowers of the Thunder” is a historical fiction short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, originally published in Oriental Stories, Winter 1932. It takes place in Outremer (the Crusader states) in the time of General Baibars and deals with the General’s friendly/adversarial relationship with Cahal Ruadh O’Donnell, an Irish Crusader with a troubled past cut in the Howardian mold. Both the Siege of Jerusalem (1244) and the Battle of La Forbie feature in the plot.

pdf
Oriental Stories Volume 2 number 2
Oriental Stories Volume 2 number 2

Contains LORD OF SAMARCAND.

Ak Boga, Donald MacDeesa, Zuleika pdf
Oriental Stories Volume 2 number 3
Oriental Stories Volume 2 number 3

This issue does not contain a howard story, but there is a letter where he comments.

pdf

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Smashing Novels from 1936
Smashing Novels Magazine December 1936

Smashing Novels Magazine December 1936, Volume 1 number 4. Contains VULTURES OF WHAPETON.

Wild Bill Clanton

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Spicy-Adventure Stories April 1936
Spicy-Adventure Stories April 1936

Spicy-Adventure Stories April 1936, Volume 4 number 1. Contains SHE DEVIL. Featuring the beautiful Raquel O’Shane and tough Wild Bill Clanton.

Wild Bill Clanton, Raquel O'Shane, Bully Harrigan, Buck Richardson
Spicy-Adventure Stories June 1936
Spicy-Adventure Stories June 1936

Spicy-Adventure Stories June 1936, Volume 4 number 3. Contains DESERT BLOOD. Featuring Wild Bill Clanton.

Wild Bill Clanton
Cover by Harry Lemon Parkhurst
Spicy-Adventure Stories September 1936

Spicy-Adventure Stories September 1936, Volume 4 number 6. Contains THE DRAGON OF KAO TSU. She came from high society and she should have known she had no business associating with a gorilla like Wild Bill Clanton. However, the job she wanted done was plain burglary, and her code of honor wouldn’t let her turn thief!

Wild Bill Clanton pdf
Spicy-Adventure Stories November 1936
Spicy-Adventure Stories November 1936

Spicy-Adventure Stories November 1936, Volume 5 number 2. Contains THE PURPLE HEART OF ERLIK.

Wild Bill Clanton
Spicy-Adventure Stories January 1937
Spicy-Adventure Stories January 1937

Spicy-Adventure Stories Volume 5 Number 4, January 1937. Contains MURDERER’S GROG.

Wild Bill Clanton
Spicy-Adventure Stories September 1942
Spicy-Adventure Stories September 1942

Spicy-Adventure Stories September 1942, Volume 16 number 2. Contains REVENGE BY PROXY which is a reprint of DESERT BLOOD from Spicy Adventure, June 1936. Featuring Wild Bill Clanton.

Wild Bill Clanton
Spicy-Adventure Stories October 1942
Spicy-Adventure Stories October 1942

Spicy-Adventure Stories Volume 16 Number 3, October 1942. Contains NOTHING TO LOSE which is a reprint of THE PURPLE HEART OF ERLIK from Spicy Adventure, November 1936. Featuring Wild Bill Clanton.

Howard wrote some spicy adventure tales. This was published under the name R. T. Maynard while previously it was published under Sam Walser.

Wild Bill Clanton
Spicy-Adventure Stories November 1942
Spicy-Adventure Stories November 1942

Spicy-Adventure Stories Volume 16 Number 4, November 1942. Contains OUTLAW WORKING which is a reprint of MURDERER’S GROG from Spicy-Adventure Stories, January 1937 issue. Featuring Wild Bill Clinton.

The name the magazine printed the story under was Max Neilson.

Wild Bill Clanton

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Street & Smith's Sport Story Magazine Volume 32 Number 6
Street & Smith’s Sport Story Magazine Volume 32 Number 6

Street & Smith’s Sport Story Magazine Volume 32 Number 6 from September 25, 1931. Contains the first publication of COLLEGE SOCKS featuring Kid Allison.

Kid Allison
Street & Smith's Sport Story Magazine Volume 33 Number 2
Street & Smith’s Sport Story Magazine Volume 33 Number 2

Street & Smith’s Sport Story Magazine Volume 33 Number 2 from October 25, 1931. Contains the first publication of MAN WITH THE MYSTERY MITTS, featuring Kid Allison.

Kid Allison
Street & Smith's Sport Story Magazine Volume 33 Number 6
Street & Smith’s Sport Story Magazine Volume 33 Number 6

Street & Smith’s Sport Story Magazine Volume 33 Number 6 from December 25, 1931. Contains the first publication of THE GOOD KNIGHT, featuring Kid Allison.

Kid Allison

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Star Western September 1936
Star Western September 1936

Star Western Volume 9 Number 4, September 1936. Contains the first publication of THE CURLY WOLF OF SAWTOOTH, featuring Bearfield Elston.

Bearfield Elston

CoverTitleSummaryDownload
Stirring Science Stories February 1941
Stirring Science Stories February 1941

Stirring Science Stories Volume 1 Number 1 from February 1941. Contains the poem ALWAYS COMES EVENING.

pdf

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Strange Detective Stories December 1933
Strange Detective Stories December 1933

The December 1933 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES carried BLACK TALONS, featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve Harrison
Strange Detective Stories - February 1934 (Metropolitan) Condition: Apparent FR. Final issue. Includes "The Tomb's Secret" and "Fangs of Gold" by Robert E. Howard. Bookery's lists as "scarce to rare", and this is the first copy we've encountered. Restoration includes front cover re-attached with tape.
Strange Detective Stories February 1934

The February 1934 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES carried two stories by REH: “The Tomb’s Secret” and “Fangs of Gold”. It appears that the story titles were inadvertently switched. Howard’s agent, Otis Adelbert Kline, kept a list of titles and the magazines that purchased them.

Above “The Teeth of Doom” on Kline’s list, someone added “The Tomb’s Secret” and above “The People of the Serpent” on Kline’s list, someone added “Fangs of Gold.”

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Strange Tales #5
Strange Tales #5

The story, “People of the Dark”, is considered to be part of the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in this magazine.

Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror) was an American pulp magazine first published from 1931 to 1933 by Clayton Publications. It specialized in fantasy and weird fiction, and was a significant competitor to Weird Tales, the leading magazine in the field. Its published stories include “Wolves of Darkness” by Jack Williamson, as well as work by Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. The magazine ceased publication when Clayton entered bankruptcy. It was temporarily revived by Wildside Press, which published three issues edited by Robert M. Price from 2003 to 2007.

John O’Brien, Conan of the Reavers pdf
Strange Tales #7
Strange Tales #7

The story, “The Cairn on the Headland”, is considered to be part of the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in this magazine. In this case mixed also with elements of both Norse Mythology and Catholic Christianity. in this case mixed also with elements of both Norse Mythology and Catholic Christianity.

James O'Brien pdf

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Super-Detective Stories May 1934
Super-Detective Stories May 1934

Super-Detective Stories Volume 1 Number 3, May 1934. Contains NAMES IN THE BLACK BOOK, featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve Harrison

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Thanks to Dennis McHaney for providing the cover
Thrilling Adventures January 1935

Howard sold two stories to Thrilling Adventures. This issue contains ‘The Treasure of Tartary’. It was originally titled Gold From Tartary. It was received by Howard’s agent on 15 November 1933 and Howard earned $42.50 for its publication.

Kirby O’Donnell is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. He is an American treasure hunter in early-twentieth century Afghanistan disguised as a Kurdish merchant, “Ali el Ghazi”. Howard only wrote three stories about O’Donnell, one of which was not published within his lifetime.

O’Donnell searches the forbidden city of Shahrazar, ruled by the Uzbek Shaibar Khan, for the lost treasure of Khuwarezm (which, legend states, was hidden to protect it from Genghis Khan).

Kirby O'Donnell pdf
Thrilling Adventures December 1936
Thrilling Adventures December 1936

Howard sold two stories to Thrilling Adventures. This issue contains ‘The Treasure of Tartary’. It was originally titled Gold From Tartary. It was received by Howard’s agent on 15 November 1933 and Howard earned $42.50 for its publication.

Kirby O’Donnell is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard. He is an American treasure hunter in early-twentieth century Afghanistan disguised as a Kurdish merchant, “Ali el Ghazi”. Howard only wrote three stories about O’Donnell, one of which was not published within his lifetime.

O’Donnell searches the forbidden city of Shahrazar, ruled by the Uzbek Shaibar Khan, for the lost treasure of Khuwarezm (which, legend states, was hidden to protect it from Genghis Khan).

El Borak

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Thrilling Mystery February 1936
Thrilling Mystery February 1936

Howard’s first appearance in Thrilling Mystery was in the February 1936 issue. The story was GRAVEYARD RATS, a mystery/detective adventure, featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve Harrison, Saul Wilkinson, Joel Middleton, Peter Wilkinson, John Wilkinson, Richard Wilkinson
Thrilling Mystery June 1936
Thrilling Mystery June 1936

Howard’s second and final appearance in Thrilling Mystery was in the June 1936 issue. The story was BLACK WIND BLOWING, a mystery adventure.

Emmet Glanton, John Bruckman, Joan Zukor, Joshua the halfwit, Juan Sanchez

Top-Notch Magazine is an American pulp magazine of adventure fiction published between 1910 and 1937 by Street & Smith in New York City

Top-Notch Magazine was first published in March 1910. Issued twice-monthly, it published 602 editions until it ceased in October 1937. For most of its history, the cover price was 10 cents. Began as a magazine for teenagers and even as a pulp concentrated mostly on sports stories, switching to a men's adventure magazine in the 1930s. Notable contributors to Top-Notch Magazine included Jack London, F. Britten Austin, William Wallace Cook, Bertram Atkey, and Johnston McCulley in the early days; and later Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, Lester Dent, Carl Jacobi, Burt L. Standish, J. Allan Dunn, and Harry Stephen Keeler.

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Top-Notch October 1934
Top-Notch October 1934

Street & Smith’s Top-Notch Volume 95 Number 4, October 1934. Contains the first publication of SWORDS OF SHAHRAZAR. This is a direct sequel to THE TREASURES OF TARTARY.

Kirby O’Donnell, Afzal Khan, Orkhan Bahadur
Top-Notch December 1934
Top-Notch December 1934

Street & Smith’s Top-Notch Volume 95 Number 6, December 1934. Contains the first publication of THE DAUGHTER OF ERLIK-KHAN, Featuring El Borak.

El Borak
Top-Notch June 1935
Top-Notch June 1935

Street & Smith’s Top-Notch Volume 96 Number 6, June 1935. Contains the first publication of HAWK OF THE HILLS, Featuring El Borak.

El Borak
Top-Notch July 1935
Top-Notch July 1935

Street & Smith’s Top-Notch Volume 97 Number 1, July 1935. Contains the first publication of BLOOD OF THE GODS, Featuring El Borak.

El Borak

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Top Western Fiction Annual Volume 1 Number 3
Top Western Fiction Annual Volume 1 Number 3

Top Western Fiction Annual Volume 1 Number 3 from 1952. Howard’s TEXAS JOHN ALDEN was printed. It was reprinted from Hopalong Cassidy’s Western Magazine published in 1950 which again was a reprint from The Masked Rider Western magazine from May 1944. Originally a Buckner J. Grimes story titled RING-TAILED TORNADO. Published under the name of Patrick Ervin.

Breckinridge Elkins

CoverTitleSummary
Cover art by K. P. Ainsworth
Uncanny Tales Volume 2 Number 21

Uncanny Tales Volume 2 Number 21, September/October 1943. Includes the poem ALWAYS COMES EVENING.

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturingDownload
Weird Tales 32 Unearthed Terrors
Weird Tales 32 Unearthed Terrors

An anthology collecting 32 stories of horror and the macabre, one for each year of the magazines initial run. Storyies by Edmond Hamilton, H. Warner Munn, Robert E. Howard, Seabury Quinn, Jack Williamson, Richard Matheson, Frank Belknap Long, Clark Ashton Smith, Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, and many, many more. Includes some of the illustrations from the pulp magazines.

Only Howard’s THE SHADOW KINGDOM is included from his stories.

Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird
Weird Tales: 100 Years of Weird

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first issues of Weird Tales Magazine – 100 Years of Weird is a masterful compendium of new and classic stories, flash fiction, essays, and poems from giants of speculative fiction, including R.L. Stine, Laurell K. Hamilton, Victor LaValle, Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft, Blake Northcott, Hailey Piper, Scott Sigler, James Aquilone, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Tennessee Williams, and Isaac Asimov.

Only Howard’s THE WORMS OF THE EARTH is included from his stories, including the first illustration.

Weird Tales 1925 July
Weird Tales 1925 July

After years of rejection slips Howard finally sold a short caveman tale titled “Spear and Fang”, which netted him the sum of $16 and introduced him to the readers of a struggling pulp called Weird Tales. Spear and Fang is a story of conflict between Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.

A-æa, Ga-nor, Ka-nanu pdf
Weird Tales 1925 August
Weird Tales 1925 August

“In the Forest of Villefere”, is a very short story, barely 4 pages long. But, the story is tight in that it; introduces the main character de Montour of Normandy, puts him on a dark road at night that is known for strange happenings, and strange creatures. de Montour meets a mysterious traveler along the way, who tells him a legend about werewolves.

de Montour, Carlus le Loup pdf
Weird Tales 1926 February
Weird Tales 1926 February

Contains Robert E. Howard’s very first letter to Weird Tales.

pdf
Weird Tales 1926 April
Weird Tales 1926 April

This monumental issue contains the full length cover story Wolfshead by Robert E. Howard, plus the story “The Outsider” by H.P. Lovecraft, “The Vengence of India” by Seabury Quinn and much more!

pdf
Weird Tales 1926 May
Weird Tales 1926 May

Contains an extract from a letter from Robert E. Howard to Weird Tales, ca. March 1926,
“. . . while told in plain, almost homely language, . . .”. No Howard stories in this one.

pdf
Weird Tales 1927 january
Weird Tales 1927 january

‘The Lost Race’ is a story in the Bran Mak Morn series and is set during the Roman invasion of Britain. Related to, but does not feature, Bran; Sold for $30;

pdf
Weird Tales 1927 May
Weird Tales 1927 May

Contains the poem ‘The Song of the Bats’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1927 June
Weird Tales 1927 June

Contains an extract from a letter from Robert E. Howard to Weird Tales, ca. March 1926,
“Your last three issues . . .”. No Howard stories in this one.

pdf
Weird Tales 1927 October
Weird Tales 1927 October

Contains the verse ‘The Ride of Falume’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 January
Weird Tales 1928 January

Contains the verse ‘Riders from Babylon’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 February
Weird Tales 1928 February

The Dream Snake is a terrifying tale of a man who has had a recurring dream about being pursued by a sinister, unseen giant snake which gets nearer and nearer to him every night….

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 March
Weird Tales 1928 March

In this story, first published in the March 1928 edition of Weird Tales Magazine, a fetish-man, on the grasslands of South Africa, conceals an unusual ability.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 April
Weird Tales 1928 April

Contains the poem ‘Rememberance’ by Robert E. Howard. Not illustrated. Editor: Farnsworth Wright.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 May
Weird Tales 1928 May

Contains the story Sea Curse, a tale which starts with a village tragedy. A local girl who lives with her elderly aunt has been seduced and deflowered by a swaggering, drunk sailor.

In despair she drowns herself in the ocean. The sailor mocks her aunt over the girl’s washed-up body on the beach. The old aunt retaliates by putting an awful, terrible curse upon the sailor and his mate…and from that moment, the wheels of awful destiny are put into motion.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 July
Weird Tales 1928 July

Contains the poem ‘The Gates of Nineveh’.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 August
Weird Tales 1928 August

“Red Shadows” was REH’s first published Solomon Kane story (Howard’s original title was “Solomon Kane”). It tells a tale of wide scope, one which takes place over many years and many countries. It’s a tale of unrelenting dogged persistence as Kane spends years of his life seeking to avenge the death of a complete stranger.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 September
Weird Tales 1928 September

Contains the poem ‘The Harp of Alfred’ by Robert E. Howard. Illustrated by Hugh Rankin.. Editor: Farnsworth Wright.

pdf
Weird Tales 1928 December
Weird Tales 1928 December

Contains the poem ‘Easter Island’ by Robert E. Howard. The poem is not illustrated. Editor: Farnsworth Wright.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 January
Weird Tales 1929 January

First published in Weird Tales, January 1929. In England, Kane is on his way to the hamlet of Torkertown, and must choose one of two paths, a route that leads through a moor or one that leads through a swamp. He is warned that the moor route is haunted and all travelers who take that road die, so he decides to investigate.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 February
Weird Tales 1929 February

Contains the poem ‘Crete’ by Robert E. Howard. The poem is not illustrated. Editor: Farnsworth Wright.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 April
Weird Tales 1929 April

Contains the poem ‘Moon Mockery’ by Robert E. Howard. The poem is not illustrated. Editor: Farnsworth Wright.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 June
Weird Tales 1929 June

First published in Weird Tales, June 1929. In Germany Kane meets a traveler named Gaston L’Armon, who seems familiar to Kane, and together they take rooms in the Cleft Skull Tavern.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 July
Weird Tales 1929 July

Contains the poem ‘Forbidden Magic’ by Robert E. Howard. The poem is not illustrated. Editor: Farnsworth Wright.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 August
Weird Tales 1929 August

“The Shadow Kingdom” is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, the first of his Kull stories, set in his fictional Thurian Age. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in August 1929.

The story introduces Kull himself, the setting of Valusia, Brule the Spear-Slayer (a supporting character), and the Serpent Men (who don’t appear in any other work by Howard, but were adopted by later authors for derivative works and inclusion in the Cthulhu Mythos).

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 September
Weird Tales 1929 September

“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” is a fantasy short story by American author Robert E. Howard, one of his original short stories about Kull of Atlantis, first published in Weird Tales magazine c. 1929. It is one of only three Kull stories to be published in Howard’s lifetime.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 October
Weird Tales 1929 October

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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 November
Weird Tales 1929 November

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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1929 December
Weird Tales 1929 December

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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 January
Weird Tales 1930 January

Contains the poem “Dead Man’s Hate”. 

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 February
Weird Tales 1930 February

Old Adam Farrel lay dead in the house wherein he had lived alone for the last twenty years. A silent, churlish recluse, in his life he had known no friends, and only two men had watched his passing… little did they know the Fearsome Touch of Death has not left the house…

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 April
Weird Tales 1930 April

Contains the verse “A Song out of Midian”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 May
Weird Tales 1930 May

Contains Howard’s poem “Shadows on the Road”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 June
Weird Tales 1930 June

Part 1 of “The Moon of Skulls”, June 1930; Kane goes to Africa on the trail of an English girl named Marylin Taferal, kidnapped from her home and sold to Barbary pirates by her cousin. When he finds the hidden city of Negari, he encounters Nakari, “the vampire queen of Negari”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 July
Weird Tales 1930 July

First published in Weird Tales, Part 1, June 1930; Part 2, July 1930. Kane goes to Africa on the trail of an English girl named Marylin Taferal, kidnapped from her home and sold to Barbary pirates by her cousin. When he finds the hidden city of Negari, he encounters Nakari, “the vampire queen of Negari”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 August
Weird Tales 1930 August

First published in Weird Tales, August 1930. In Africa again, Kane’s old friend N’Longa (the witch doctor from “Red Shadows”) gives the Puritan a magic wooden staff, the Staff of Solomon, which will protect him in his travels. Kane enters the jungle and finds a city of vampires.

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 September
Weird Tales 1930 September

Contains Howard’s poem “Black Chant Imperial”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1930 November
Weird Tales 1930 November

Bran Mak Morn is struggling, his people are demanding a king! He consults Gonar, and is able to summon Kull, great King of Valusia! Meanwhile the Romans are coming and intent on conquering.

pdf
Weird Tales 1931 January
Weird Tales 1931 January

Contains a letter To Weird Tales, ca. December 1930, starting with “I was particularly fascinated . . .”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1931 February and March
Weird Tales 1931 February and March

Contains the poem ‘The Song of a Mad Minstrel’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1931 April and May
Weird Tales 1931 April and May

The Children of the Night” is a 1931 short story by Robert E. Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in the April/May 1931 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication.

The story starts with six people sitting in John Conrad’s study: Conrad himself, Clemants, Professor Kirowan, Taverel, Ketrick and the narrator John O’Donnel. O’Donnel describes them all as Anglo-Saxon with the exception of Ketrick. Ketrick, although he possesses a documented pure Anglo-Saxon lineage, appears to have slightly Mongolian-looking eyes and an odd lisp that O’Donnel finds distasteful.

pdf
Weird Tales 1931 September
Weird Tales 1931 September

Contains the Solomon Kane story ‘The Footfalls Within”.  It seems to take place after the previous tale, ‘Wings in the Night’

The story opens with Kane coming across the body of a young black woman.  The corpse is fresh, and there are marks where whips and shackles have torn her flesh.  It doesn’t take long for Kane to catch up with the slavers who killed her.  He sees a train of blacks being led away by a group of armed Arabs and other blacks who have allied with them.  They’re taking their captives to a slave market.  They’re also driving them hard, neither giving them rest breaks nor providing them with ample water.

pdf
Weird Tales 1931 October
Weird Tales 1931 October

The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (first published in Weird Tales, October 1931) – Also known as The Blond Goddess of Bal-Sagoth, this is a sequel to The Dark Man despite seeing print before that story. This story can be found on Wikisource. It was adapted as a Conan story by Marvel Comics in Conan the Barbarian #17 (Aug 1972). Turlogh Dubh O’Brien or Black Turlogh, is a fictional 11th Century Irishman created by Robert E. Howard.

Turlogh Dubh O’Brien, Athelstane, Brunhild, Gol-goroth, Bal-Sagoth pdf
Weird Tales 1931 November
Weird Tales 1931 November

pdf
Weird Tales 1931 December
Weird Tales 1931 December

The Dark Man (first published in Weird Tales, December 1931) – Turlogh Dubh O’Brien. This story features kind of a cameo of another Howard character, Bran Mak Morn.

Turlogh Dubh O'Brien, Bran Mak Morn, Moira pdf
Weird Tales 1932 February
Weird Tales 1932 February

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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1932 March
Weird Tales 1932 March

Contains Robert E. Howards poem “The Last Day”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1932 May
Weird Tales 1932 May

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 1932 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. ‘The Horror from the Mound’ is one of Howard’s stories in the weird west genre, a combination of a western and a horror or fantasy.

pdf
Weird Tales 1932 July
Weird Tales 1932 July

Contains “Wings in the Night” with Solomon Kane. Kane comes across an entire village wiped out, and all of the roofs have been ripped off, as if by something attempting to get inside from above.

pdf
Weird Tales 1932 August
Weird Tales 1932 August

Contains the poem ‘Arkham’ by Robert E. Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1932 September
Weird Tales 1932 September

Contains the poem ‘An Open Windows’ by Robert E. Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1932 November
Weird Tales 1932 November

Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows vengeance on Titus Sulla, a Roman governor, after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who Bran Mak Morn’s ancestors banished from their kingdom centuries ago. They were once men, but millennia of living underground caused them to become monstrous and semi-reptilian.

Searching for a contact with these creatures, Bran Mak Morn encounters a witch who lives in a secluded hut, shunned by her neighbors, who was born from a sexual encounter between one of the “Worms” and a human woman. The witch’s price for helping him is “one night of love” which her human-half craves – as men in general are repelled by her reptilian traits. Bran Mak Morn, though also himself repelled, agrees to pay the price. In exchange, she tells him of a barrow where “The Black Stone”, a religious artifact of great importance to the “Worms”, is hidden.

pdf
Weird Tales 1932 December
Weird Tales 1932 December

Weird Tales from December 1932 was the first issue with a Conan story. It featured ‘The Phoenix on the Sword’ where Conan is King.It is actually a rewritten King Kull story.

Conan pdf
Weird Tales 1933 January
Weird Tales 1933 January

Weird Tales from January 1933 contains the first publication of Howard’s ‘The Scarlet Citadel’, a Conan story. I haven’t found any replica so I made my own from a downloaded PDF-file.

pdf
Weird Tales 1933 March
Weird Tales 1933 March

“The Tower of the Elephant” is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan infiltrating a perilous tower in order to steal a fabled gem from an evil sorcerer named Yara. Due to its unique insights into the Hyborian world and atypical science fiction elements, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.[1]

pdf
Weird Tales 1933 April
Weird Tales 1933 April

Contains the poem “Autumn” by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1933 May
Weird Tales 1933 May

Contains the poem “Moonlight on a Skull” by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1933 June
Weird Tales 1933 June

Weird Tales from June 1933 contains Robert E. Howards ‘Black Colossus’ which is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. Howard earned $130 for the sale of this story.

pdf
Weird Tales 1933 July
Weird Tales 1933 July

“The Man on the Ground” is a short story by Robert Ervin Howard where two men are fighting a final duel.

pdf
Weird Tales 1933 September
Weird Tales 1933 September

“The Slithering Shadow” is one of the original short stories starring Conan the Cimmerian. First published in the September 1933 issue of Weird Tales magazine. “The Slithering Shadow” is the original title, but the story is also known as “Xuthal of the Dusk” in further publications. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, and concerns Conan discovering a lost city in a remote desert while encountering a Lovecraftian demon known as Thog.

pdf
Weird Tales 1933 October
Weird Tales 1933 October

Weird Tales from October 1933 has an iconic image by Margaret Brundage. It contains the story ‘The Pool of the Black One’ by Howard.

Conan pdf
Weird Tales 1933 December
Weird Tales 1933 December

Old Garfield’s Heart was first published in Weird Tales in December of 1933 and is generally labelled as a “Horror Story”. It takes place shortly after the end of the Wild West, but perhaps it falls squarely into the “Weird West” genre. The story is about an frontiersman, Old Garfield, that has lived as long as anyone can remember. The story is told through the eyes of an unnamed narrator who believes the tales told by Old Garfield are nothing more than whims of fancy or tall tales. 

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 January
Weird Tales 1934 January

“Rogues in the House” is one of the original short stories starring Conan the Cimmerian. Conan inadvertently becoming involved in the struggle between two powerful men fighting for control of a city-state. It was the seventh Conan story Howard had published. It is famous for the fight scene between Conan and an ape, often known as the cover by artist Frank Frazetta.

Prior to the story’s beginning, Conan kills a corrupt priest of Anu, who was both a fence and police informer. However, Conan was arrested after he became intoxicated and a prostitute turned him in. Languishing in a jail cell while awaiting his execution, Conan receives Murilo’s visit and is proposed a bargain: in exchange for setting him free and getting him out of Corinthia with a bag of gold, Conan will assassinate Nabonidus.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 February
Weird Tales 1934 February

Howard touches on some powerful concepts in his James Allison series. Although this story (which appeared in the February 1934 issue of WEIRD TALES) was the only one of the series sold during his lifetime, he wrote a total of eight in which a sickly man lies dying and vividly remembers his earlier incarnations.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 April
Weird Tales 1934 April

Weird Tales from April 1934 contains the first publication of Howard’s ‘Shadows in the Moonlight’, a Conan story. Girasol Collectables did a great replica of the original with scanned text and interior art right from the original pulp pages. No editing. No reset text. I haven’t found that so I made my own from a downloaded PDF-file.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 May
Weird Tales 1934 May

“Queen of the Black Coast” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. First published in Weird Tales magazine May 1934. Conan becomes a notorious pirate and plunder the coastal villages of Kush alongside Bêlit, a head-strong femme fatale.

Due to its epic scope and atypical romance, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his most famous tales.

Howard earned $115 for the sale of this story to Weird Tales and it is now in the public domain.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 June
Weird Tales 1934 June

“The Haunter of the Ring” is a 1934 short story Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in Weird Tales in the June 1934 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication. This story is set in the modern age but includes a relic from the Hyborian Age of the Conan stories, the ring of Thoth-Amon.

Evelyn Gordon, Thoth-Amon, James Gordon, Joseph Roelocke, John Kirowan pdf
Weird Tales 1934 August
Weird Tales 1934 August

“The Devil in Iron” is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published here in Weird Tales in August 1934. Howard earned $115 for the publication of this story.

The plot concerns the resurrection of a mythical demon due to the theft of a sacred dagger, and an unrelated trap that lures Conan to the island fortress roamed by the demon. Due to its plot loopholes and borrowed elements from “Iron Shadows in the Moon”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 September
Weird Tales 1934 September

“The People of the Black Circle” is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, by Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in three parts over the September, October and November 1934 issues. Howard earned $250 for the publication of this story.

It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan kidnapping an exotic princess from Vendhya (prehistoric India), while foiling a nefarious plot of world conquest by the Black Seers of Yimsha. Due to its epic scope and atypical Hindustan flavor, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales. It is also one of the few Howard stories where the reader is treated a deeper insight on magic and magicians beyond the stereotypical Hyborian depiction as demon conjurer-illusionist-priests.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 October
Weird Tales 1934 October

“The People of the Black Circle” part 2 – is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, by Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in three parts over the September, October and November 1934 issues. Howard earned $250 for the publication of this story.

It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan kidnapping an exotic princess from Vendhya (prehistoric India), while foiling a nefarious plot of world conquest by the Black Seers of Yimsha. Due to its epic scope and atypical Hindustan flavor, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales. It is also one of the few Howard stories where the reader is treated a deeper insight on magic and magicians beyond the stereotypical Hyborian depiction as demon conjurer-illusionist-priests.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 November
Weird Tales 1934 November

“The People of the Black Circle” is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, by Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in three parts over the September, October and November 1934 issues. Howard earned $250 for the publication of this story. This issue contains the third and last part.

pdf
Weird Tales 1934 December
Weird Tales 1934 December

“A Witch Shall Be Born” is one of the original sword and sorcery novellas by Howard about Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in only a few days in spring of 1934 and first published in Weird Tales in December 1934. A book edition was published in 1975 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher with illustrations by Alicia Austin.

The story concerns a witch replacing her twin sister as queen of a city state, which brings her into conflict with Conan who had been the captain of the queen’s guard. Themes of paranoia, and the duality of the twin sisters, are paramount in this story but it also includes elements of the conflict between barbarism and civilization that is common to the entire Conan series. One scene stands out. Conan’s crucifixion early in the story during the second chapter (“The Tree of Death”) is considered one of the most memorable scenes in the entire series.

pdf
Weird Tales 1935 February
Weird Tales 1935 February

Originally published in Weird Tales, February 1935. Alternate title: “Moon of Zambebwei.”

The silence of the pine woods lay like a brooding cloak about the soul of Bristol McGrath. The black shadows seemed fixed, immovable as the weight of superstition that overhung this forgotten back-country. Vague ancestral dreads stirred at the back of McGrath’s mind; for he was born in the pine woods, and sixteen years of roaming about the world had not erased their shadows.

pdf
Weird Tales 1935 March
Weird Tales 1935 March

Robert E. Howard set his story in Hyborian Age’s equivalent Africa. The Teeth of Gwahlur are legendary jewels, kept within the ancient city of Alkmeenon, in the country of Keshan “which in itself was considered mythical by many northern and western nations”.

Conan, following rumors of this treasure, journeys into Keshan and offers his services in training the local army against their rival, Punt. However, Thutmekri, a Stygian thief with similar intentions, and his Shemitish partner, Zargheba, also arrive in the country with an offer for a military alliance with another of Punt’s neighbors, Zembabwei, with some of the Teeth to seal their pact. The high priest of Keshan, Gorulga, announces that a decision on the matter can only be made after consulting with Yelaya, the mummified oracle of Alkmeenon. This is all the treasure hunters require. Conan and Zargheba (independently of each other) travel to the city ahead of Gorulga’s expedition.

pdf
Weird Tales 1935 May
Weird Tales 1935 May

“Beyond the Black River” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine, v. 25, nos. 5-6, May-June 1935. The story was republished in the collections King Conan (Gnome Press, 1953) and Conan the Warrior (Lancer Books, 1967). It has more recently been published in the anthology The Mighty Swordsmen (Lancer Books, 1970), and the collections The Conan Chronicles Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon (Gollancz, 2001) and Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Three (1935-1936) (Del Rey, 2005). It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan’s battle against a savage tribe of Picts in the unsettled lands beyond the infamous Black River.

The story takes place in Conajohara, a newly established Aquilonian province recently annexed by King Numedides from the Picts. Balthus, a young settler on his way to Fort Tuscelan at the Black River, the province’s border to the Pict Lands, encounters Conan in the forest slaying a Pict. Accompanying the young man back to the fort, Conan finds the corpse of a merchant left by a Pictish wizard named Zogar Sag and slain by a swamp demon. The fort’s commander, Valannus, desperately asks Conan to slay Zogar Sag before he raises the Picts against the whole borderlands, especially since Tuscelan is vastly undermanned after Numedides foolishly decided to withdraw most of its garrison. Taking a hand-picked team of scouts and Balthus, Conan sets off stealthily in his canoe.

pdf
Weird Tales 1935 June
Weird Tales 1935 June

Contains part 2 of “Beyond the Black River” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine, v. 25, nos. 5-6, May-June 1935. The story was republished in the collections King Conan (Gnome Press, 1953) and Conan the Warrior (Lancer Books, 1967). It has more recently been published in the anthology The Mighty Swordsmen (Lancer Books, 1970), and the collections The Conan Chronicles Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon (Gollancz, 2001) and Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Three (1935-1936) (Del Rey, 2005). It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan’s battle against a savage tribe of Picts in the unsettled lands beyond the infamous Black River.

The story takes place in Conajohara, a newly established Aquilonian province recently annexed by King Numedides from the Picts. Balthus, a young settler on his way to Fort Tuscelan at the Black River, the province’s border to the Pict Lands, encounters Conan in the forest slaying a Pict. Accompanying the young man back to the fort, Conan finds the corpse of a merchant left by a Pictish wizard named Zogar Sag and slain by a swamp demon. The fort’s commander, Valannus, desperately asks Conan to slay Zogar Sag before he raises the Picts against the whole borderlands, especially since Tuscelan is vastly undermanned after Numedides foolishly decided to withdraw most of its garrison. Taking a hand-picked team of scouts and Balthus, Conan sets off stealthily in his canoe.

pdf
Weird Tales 1935 November
Weird Tales 1935 November

Weird Tales from November 1935 contains the first publication of Howard’s ‘Shadows in Zamboula’, a Conan story. I haven’t found Girasols replica so I made my own from a downloaded PDF-file.

pdf
Weird Tales 1935 December
Weird Tales 1935 December

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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 January
Weird Tales 1936 January

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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 February
Weird Tales 1936 February

Part 3 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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 March
Weird Tales 1936 March

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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 April
Weird Tales 1936 April

Part 5 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.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 June
Weird Tales 1936 June

“Black Canaan” is a short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, originally published in the June 1936 issue of Weird Tales. It is a regional horror story in the Southern Gothic mode, one of several such tales by Howard set in the piney woods of the ArkLaTex region of the Southern United States. The related stories include “The Shadow of the Beast”, “Black Hound of Death”, “Moon of Zambebwei” and “Pigeons from Hell”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 July
Weird Tales 1936 July

Part 1 of 3. “Red Nails” is the last of the stories featuring Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its dark themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore while also cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 August and September
Weird Tales 1936 August and September

Part 2 of 3. “Red Nails” is the last of the stories featuring Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its dark themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore while also cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 October
Weird Tales 1936 October

Part 3 of 3. “Red Nails” is the last of the stories featuring Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its dark themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore while also cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 November
Weird Tales 1936 November

Contains Howards “Black Hound of Death”, a tale of horror in the Deep South Piney Woods.

pdf
Weird Tales 1936 December
Weird Tales 1936 December

The Fire Of Asshurbanipal was sold posthumously to Weird Tales by Howard’s father, then the only surviving member of Howard’s immediate family. The story features a pair of adventurers. One is an American, named Steve Clarney, and the other is an Afghan named Yar Ali.

pdf
Weird Tales 1937 February
Weird Tales 1937 February

In “Dig Me No Grave”, the story is narrated by Kirowan, an approach Howard abandoned for the later stories, in which he kept the first person perspective but had an unnamed narrator.

Kirowan is awakened by Conrad in the middle of the night. Conrad has just left the side of John Grimlan, who has died in a most unpleasant manner. Years earlier Grimlan had made Conrad swear to follow the instructions in a sealed envelope after his death. Conrad was to follow these instructions no matter how much Grimlan might change his mind. As he was dying Grimlan begged Conrad not to follow the instructions but to burn the envelope.

pdf
Weird Tales 1937 August
Weird Tales 1937 August

Contains the poem ‘The Soul-Eater’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1937 September
Weird Tales 1937 September

Contains the poem ‘The Dream and the Shadow’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1937 October
Weird Tales 1937 October

Contains the poem ‘Which Will Scarcely Be Understood’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1937 November
Weird Tales 1937 November

Contains the poem ‘Futility’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1937 December
Weird Tales 1937 December

Contains the poem ‘Fragment’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 February
Weird Tales 1938 February

Contains the poem ‘Haunting Columns’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 March
Weird Tales 1938 March

Contains the poem ‘The Poets’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 April
Weird Tales 1938 April

Contains the poem ‘The Singer in the Mist’ by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 May
Weird Tales 1938 May

“Pigeons from Hell” is a horror short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, written in late 1934 and published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938. The story title derives from an image present in many of Howard’s grandmother’s ghost stories, that of an old deserted plantation mansion haunted by ghostly pigeons.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 June
Weird Tales 1938 June

Contains the poem “The Last Hour” by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 July
Weird Tales 1938 July

Contains the poem “Ships” by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 August
Weird Tales 1938 August

Contains the poem “Lines Written in the Realization that I Must Die” by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 September
Weird Tales 1938 September

“A Thunder of Trumpets” by Robert E. Howard and Thurston Torbett appeared in the September 1938 issue of Weird Tales.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 November
Weird Tales 1938 November

Contains the poem “Recompense” by Howard.

pdf
Weird Tales 1938 December
Weird Tales 1938 December

Contains Howards poem “The Ghost Kings”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1939 February
Weird Tales 1939 February

Contains Howards poem “The King and the Oak”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1939 March
Weird Tales 1939 March

Contains Howards poem “Desert Dawn”.

pdf
Weird Tales 1939 May
Weird Tales 1939 May

Part 1 of 3. Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn, a complete misfit in modern America who “belongs in a simpler age”. Exploited by a corrupt political boss whom he finally kills with his bare hands, Cairn must flee. A sympathetic scientist helps him get through space to a world known as Almuric, by unspecified scientific methods. There he finds a life to which he is more fitted, encountering both frightening monsters as well as beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Esau Cairn, Altha pdf
Weird Tales 1939 June and July
Weird Tales 1939 June and July

Part 2 of 3. Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn, a complete misfit in modern America who “belongs in a simpler age”. Exploited by a corrupt political boss whom he finally kills with his bare hands, Cairn must flee. A sympathetic scientist helps him get through space to a world known as Almuric, by unspecified scientific methods. There he finds a life to which he is more fitted, encountering both frightening monsters as well as beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Esau Cairn, Altha pdf
Weird Tales 1939 August
Weird Tales 1939 August

Part 3 of 3. Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

The novel features a muscular hero known on earth as Esau Cairn, a complete misfit in modern America who “belongs in a simpler age”. Exploited by a corrupt political boss whom he finally kills with his bare hands, Cairn must flee. A sympathetic scientist helps him get through space to a world known as Almuric, by unspecified scientific methods. There he finds a life to which he is more fitted, encountering both frightening monsters as well as beautiful women. Cairn becomes known as Iron Hand due to his powerful punches and boxing skills. The novel shares similar elements with the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Esau Cairn, Altha pdf
Weird Tales 1939 October
Weird Tales 1939 October

“Worms of the Earth” (Reprint).

pdf
Weird Tales 1951 November
Weird Tales 1951 November

“Pigeons from Hell” (Reprint)

pdf
Weird Tales 1953 November
Weird Tales 1953 November

“The Black Stone” (Reprint)

pdf
Weird Tales 1954 September
Weird Tales 1954 September

“The Dark Man” (Reprint)

pdf
Weird Tales 1973 Summer
Weird Tales 1973 Summer

Weird Tales Summer, 1973. 50th Anniversary Issue. Contains SPEAR AND FANG, a reprint of Howard’s first published story in Weird Tales.

A-æa, Ga-nor, Ka-nanu pdf
Weird Tales 1973 Fall
Weird Tales 1973 Fall

Weird Tales 1973 Fall. Contains THE MAN ON THE GROUND. is a short story by Robert Ervin Howard where two men are fighting a final duel. First published in Weird Tales 1933 July. It is a brief short story (under 2200 words) set in Texas about two men (Cal Reynolds & Esau Brill) who have been feuding for so long that no one really knows how their feud began. 

Cal Reynolds, Esau Brill pdf
Weird Tales 1973 Winter
Weird Tales 1973 Winter

Weird Tales Volume 47 Number 3, 1973 Fall. Contains SEA CURSE. Published earlier in Weird Tales May 1928.

John Kulrek, Moll Farrell, Lie-lip Canool pdf
Weird Tales #1
Weird Tales #1

This collection of various stories is called Weird Tales #1 and was edited by Lin Carter, the first in his paperback revival of the classic fantasy and horror magazine Weird Tales. It is also numbered vol. 48, no. 1 (Spring 1981) in continuation of the numbering of the original magazine. The anthology was first published in paperback by American publisher Zebra Books in December 1980, and reprinted in 1983.

It contains SCARLET TEARS and the poem RED THUNDER by Robert E. Howard.

Gloria Corwell, Brent Kirby, Butch Gorman
Weird Tales #2
Weird Tales #2

This second volume in a collection of various stories is called Weird Tales #2 and was edited by Lin Carter. It’s a revival of the classic fantasy and horror magazine Weird Tales. It is also numbered vol. 48, no. 2 (Spring 1981) in continuation of the numbering of the original magazine. The anthology was first published in paperback by American publisher Zebra Books in December 1980 along with the first volume in this series.

It contains the poem THE SONG OF THE GALLOWS TREE by Robert E. Howard.

Gloria Corwell, Brent Kirby, Butch Gorman
Weird Tales #3
Weird Tales #3

Volume three in a collection of various stories that is called Weird Tales #3. Edited by Lin Carter. It’s a revival of the classic fantasy and horror magazine Weird Tales. It is also numbered vol. 48, no. 3 (Fall 1981) in continuation of the numbering of the original magazine. The anthology was first published in paperback by American publisher Zebra Books in 1981.

It contains the story THE GUARDIAN OF THE IDOL. Originally an unfinished 700 word manuscript, with a synopses, this version is completed by Gerald W. Page.

James Allison
Weird Tales #4
Weird Tales #4

Volume four and the last in a collection of various stories that is called Weird Tales #4. Edited by Lin Carter. It’s a revival of the classic fantasy and horror magazine Weird Tales. It is also numbered vol. 48, no. 4 (Fall 1981) in continuation of the numbering of the original magazine. The anthology was first published in paperback by American publisher Zebra Books in 1983.

It contains the poem THE DOOM CHANT OF THAN-KUL by Howard.

Weird Tales 1989 Spring/Fall
Weird Tales 1989 Spring/Fall

Weird Tales Volume 51 Number 1, Spring/Fall 1989. Contains the poem UNIVERSE. Special Karl Edward Wagner Issue.

Weird Tales 1989/1990 Winter
Weird Tales 1989/1990 Winter

Weird Tales Volume 51 Number 2, Winter 1989/1990. Contains the poem THE CHANT DEMONIAC. Special Brian Lumley Issue.

Weird Tales 1990 Summer
Weird Tales 1990 Summer

Weird Tales Volume 51 Number 4, Summer 1990. Contains the poem MEMORIES “Shall we remember…”. 

Weird Tales 1991 Fall
Weird Tales 1991 Fall

Weird Tales Volume 53 Number 1, Fall 1991. Contains the poem ZUKALA’S LOVE SONG.

Weird Tales 1991/1992 Winter
Weird Tales 1991/1992 Winter

Weird Tales Volume 53 Number 2, Winter 1991/1992, considered number 303. Contains the poem THE ZULU LORD.

Weird Tales 2006 August/September
Weird Tales 2006 August/September

Weird Tales, August-September 2006. Volume 63 Number 5. Contains an article THE EVERLASTING BARBARIAN: ROBERT E. HOWARD by Leo Grin. A small illustration by Roy Krenkel. This issue celebrates 100 Years of Robert E. Howard and there are lots of ads the Wildside Press Weird Works of Robert E. Howard series.

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Western Aces October 1935
Western Aces October 1935

Western Aces October 1935, Volume 3 Number 4. Includes BOOT-HILL PAYOFF by Robert Enders Allen and Robert E. Howard.

Buck Laramie

CoverTitleSummaryFeaturing
Cover art by S. H. Chapman
Western Adventures August 1936

Western Adventures August 1936, Volume 2 Number 1. Includes A MAN-EATING JEAOPARD, reprinted from Cowboy Stories June 1936. Here it was printed as “The Man-Eating Jeopard”. Featuring Buckner Jeopardy Grimes.

Buckner Jeopardy Grimes