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Renegade Swords
Renegade Swords

An anthology containing from DMR Books containing THE HOUSE OF ARABU. Cover art by Brian LeBlanc. 

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New Worlds for Old
New Worlds for Old

An anthology containing from Ballantine Books containing THE GARDEN OF FEAR. Cover painting by David Johnston. 

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The Young Magicians
The Young Magicians

An anthology containing from Ballantine Books containing THE VALLEY OF THE WORM. Cover painting by Sheryl Slavitt. 

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Worms of the Earth
Worms of the Earth

Collects several Bran Mak Morn stories. The foreword by REH, discussing Picts is an excerpt from a letter to HPL, ca. early January 1932 (“Yes I enjoyed the postcards . . .”, the excerpt beginning with “There is one hobby of mine . . .”). 

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Cover art: Earl Norem
Barbaren Conan 6 Yanaidars ligædere

Yanaidars ligædere or the original title: THE FLAME KNIFE. This is a Danish version of Marvel’s adaptation of THE FLAME KNIFE part 2. The story is adapted from both Howard and L. Sprague de Camp. Scripted by Roy Thomas and artwork by John Buscema (pencils) and Tony DeZuniga (inks). It’s highly recommended to read the original El Borak version (long version) of the story THREE-BLADED DOOM by Howard.

InterpresseNanaia, , , , comics-and-graphic-novelsjohn-buscema l-sprague-de-camp reh roy-thomas tony-dezuniga
Graphic Classics Volume 20: Western Classics
Graphic Classics Volume 20: Western Classics

Seven Classic Tales! Western Classics features an adaptation of Zane Grey’s grand western prototype, “Riders of the Purple Sage”, illustrated by Cynthia Martin. Plus stories by Bret Harte, Willa Cather, Gertrude Atherton, and John G. Neihardt, with art and adaptations by Trina Robbins, John Findley, Mark A. Nelson, George Sellas, Reno Maniquis, and Ryan Huna Smith. Also included is an early Hopalong Cassidy story illustrated by original “Hoppy” newspaper strip artist Dan Spiegle, and the comic western “Knife-River Prodigal” by Robert E. Howard.

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Velho Oeste Selvagem
Velho Oeste Selvagem

Velho Oeste Selvagem Robert E. Howard was a Brazilian crowd-funding project by Clock Tower Publishing House. It contains 5 stories by Howard, an introduction by Rusty Burke (same as in “The End of the Trail” by Bison books and an article on the history of the Wild West by Professor Edgar Smaniotto.

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Journey into Mystery
Journey into Mystery

Magazine Management Co. / Marvel Comics published in October 1972 a magazine called Journey Into Mystery, featuring two of Howard’s characters, John Conrad (here called Professor Conrad) and John Kirowan (here named Dan Kirowan), also a supporting character John Grimland is featured. Main story is “Dig Me No Grave”.

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Cover art by Joe Jusko
Barbaren Conan 5 Flammekniven

Flammekniven or the original title: THE FLAME KNIFE. This is a Danish version of Marvel’s adaptation of THE FLAME KNIFE part 1. The story is adapted from both Howard and L. Sprague de Camp. Scripted by Roy Thomas and artwork by John Buscema (pensils) and Tony DeZuniga (inks). It’s highly recommended to read the original El Borak version (long version) of the story THREE-BLADED DOOM by Howard.

InterpresseConan, Nanaia, , , , comics-and-graphic-novelsjohn-buscema l-sprague-de-camp reh roy-thomas tony-dezuniga
Cover art by Hannes Bok
Fantasy Fiction #3

Fantasy Fiction #3 (Fantasy Magazine #1 was retitled Fantasy Fiction from the second issue on. There were 4 issues total. This issue contains THE FROST GIANT’S DAUGHTER, reviced by L Sprague de Camp.

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Three-Bladed Doom
Three-Bladed Doom

“Three-Bladed Doom” is an adventure short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, featuring his character El Borak. It was not published within Howard’s lifetime.

There are two different versions of this story. The first is shorter (24,000 words) than the second (42,000) words. The short version was printed first, in issue #4 of the magazine REH Lone Star Fictioneer (Spring 1976). The long version was printed the following year in the Zebra paperback Three-Bladed Doom (July 1977). Both of these versions, however, had their beginning and ending substantially re-written by Byron Roark, editor of REH Lone Star Fictioneer. The restored version was printed in issue #10 of the fanzine REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (Winter 2006).

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Cover art by James Warhola
Heroes of Bear Creek

“Heroes of Bear Creek” is an omnibus published by Ace in 1983 and contains text from the Donald M. Grant editions of “A Gent from Bear Creek”, “The Pride of Bear Creek” and “Mayhem on Bear Creek”.

AceBreckinridge Elkins, Bearfield Elston, Pike Bearfield, , , paperbacksbreckinridge-elkins james-warhola pike-bearfield reh
Son of the White Wolf
Son of the White Wolf

Collects “Blood of the Gods,” “Country of the Knife” and “Son of the White Wolf,” three tales of Middle Eastern adventure featuring Francis Xavier Gordon (El Borak), published here for the first time in a book. Introduction by Fred Cook.

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The Lost Valley of Iskander
The Lost Valley of Iskander

The first publication of these stories in book format. Three colorful adventure stories. 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 has, like many Howard characters, the stereotypical “Black Irish” combination of black hair and blue eyes. He has a lithe but powerful physique, relying more on agility and wits than strength. Kirby O’Donnell is similar to another of Howard’s characters, El Borak, in many ways. However, O’Donnell seeks hidden treasures in all of his stories while El Borak is more concerned with his own form of justice and stability in Afghanistan. O’Donnell carries a set of distinctive weapons, a scimitar with a bronze hawk-head on the pommel and a “kindhjal” [sic].

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Swords of Shahrazar
Swords of Shahrazar

The first publication of these stories in book format. Three colorful adventure stories. 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 has, like many Howard characters, the stereotypical “Black Irish” combination of black hair and blue eyes. He has a lithe but powerful physique, relying more on agility and wits than strength. Kirby O’Donnell is similar to another of Howard’s characters, El Borak, in many ways. However, O’Donnell seeks hidden treasures in all of his stories while El Borak is more concerned with his own form of justice and stability in Afghanistan. O’Donnell carries a set of distinctive weapons, a scimitar with a bronze hawk-head on the pommel and a “kindhjal” [sic].

OrbitKirby O'Donnell, , , paperbacksfrederick-cook kirby-odonnell michael-william-kaluta reh
The Mighty Barbarians
The Mighty Barbarians

The Mighty Barbarians: Great Sword and Sorcery Heroes is a 1969 anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by Hans Stefan Santesson. This is the first publication. It was later followed up by the subsequent Lancer anthology The Mighty Swordsmen. It has been translated into Dutch. Robert M. Price edited a later-day homage to both anthologies called The Mighty Warriors (2018).

The anthology contains A WITCH SHALL BE BORN.

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Artwork by Barry Windsor-Smith
Ariel #3

Ariel: The Book of Fantasy #3 was a fantasy magazine published by Ariel Books (earlier Morning Star Press). This issue contains the poem “Musing” illustrated on a two-page spread by Jack Kirby.

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Fantasy Book Volume 4 Number 2
Fantasy Book Volume 4 Number 2

“Black Eons” is a story based on an unfinished and untitled fragment by Robert E. Howard. The fragment was posthumously completed and named by Robert M. Price, a writer known for his contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos and pulp fiction genres. This collaboration blends Howard’s original vision with Price’s expertise in cosmic horror, a genre epitomized by H.P. Lovecraft.

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The West
The West

The West Magazine from Maverick Publications, September 1967 contains “Apparition of Josiah Wilbarger”. This is the first appearance of this essay by Howard. The magazine has several photographs and unsigned illustrations (most before the 1900s). 

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Ariel #1
Ariel #1

Ariel was a fantasy magazine published by Morning Star Press, later Ariel Books, and Ballantine Books. There is a six page preview of the upcoming novel adaptation of THE VALLEY OF THE WORM. Article about Frank Frazetta. Two Howard poems, “The Symbol” and “A Crown for a King”. Also features “Conan the Existential”, an essay by Charles Hoffman (a variant of Conan the Existentialist from 1974).

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March 1987 (2nd printing)
Three-Bladed Doom

The Ace editions of “Three-Bladed Doom”. The text is considered superior to the Zebra edition. The story is an adventure short story featuring his character El Borak. It was not published within Howard’s lifetime.

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Robert E. Howard Horror
Robert E. Howard Horror

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Robert E. Howard's Myth Maker
Robert E. Howard’s Myth Maker

Myth Maker by Cross Plains Comics. Adaptations of Howard’s short stories. Contains “Men of the Shadows” and “Dream Snake” by Tim Sale and Matt Hollingsworth, “Spear & Fang” by Richard Corben and Eric Hope, and “Dermod’s Bane” by Kelley Jones, Laurie Smith, and George Freeman.

Pin-up art by Rafael Kayanan, John Bolton, Michael Kaluta, Mark Schultz, Steve Lightle, and Colin MacNeil, a bit of history on comics adaptions of Howard’s creations by Thomas, and a short bio on Novalyne Price Ellis, author of a well-known Robert E. Howard memoir, by Rusty Burke.

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Lost Fantasies 4
Lost Fantasies 4

An anthology in chapbook format from 1976. It contains THE DWELLERS UNDER THE TOMB.

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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.

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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.

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The Iron Man
The Iron Man

The Iron Man with The Adventures of Dennis Dorgan. This book combines the text of the Zebra editions of The Iron Man and The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan.

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Conan - Blood of the Serpent
Conan – Blood of the Serpent

Blood of the Serpent is a Conan pastiche written by S. M. Stirling. The book also contains Robert E. Howard’s original story Red Nails.

As sword for hire for a mercenary troop, Conan finds himself in Sukhmet, a filthy backwater town south of the River Styx considered “the arse-end of Stygia.” Serving in the company known as Zarallo’s Free Companions, he fights alongside soldiers of fortune from Zingara, Koth, Shem, and other lands—a hard-handed band of killers loyal to anyone who pays them well.

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Drums of the Sunset
Drums of the Sunset

A chapbook by Old West Publishing. It contains the story DRUMS OF THE SUNSET. First published as a serial in the local newspaper, Cross Plains Review from November 1928 until January 1929. 

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Showdown at Hell's Canyon
Showdown at Hell’s Canyon

A chapbook by Old West Publishing. It contains the story SHOWDOWN AT HELL’S CANYON. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Whispers June 1975
Whispers June 1975

Whispers Volume 2 Number 2/3, June 1975. Contains a letter from Howard to Wilfred Blanch Talman written circa September 1931. The letter starts like this: “Dear Mr. Talman:
Thank you very much for the letter you wrote to Street & Smith.” It’s numbered #175 and can be found in The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume 2 as well.

Also there is some color artwork on pp. 66 & 67, courtesy of Donald Grant, published here before appearing in “The Tower of the Elephant” by Robert E. Howard that Grant published later in 1975.

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Shadow Kingdoms: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume One
Shadow Kingdoms: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume One

First in a series of 5 books. Meticulously restored text by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman. This book includes material from the Wildside Press volumes Shadow Kingdoms and Moon of Skulls.

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People of the Dark: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Two
People of the Dark: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Two

Second in a series of 5 books. Meticulously restored text by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman. This book includes material from the Wildside Press volumes “People of the Dark,” “Valley of the Worm,” “Gardens of Fear,” and “Wings in the Night.”

Cosmos BooksConan, James Allison, John O’Brien, Conan of the Reavers, John Kirowan, Evelyn Gordon, James Gordon, , , , paperbacksconan james-allison ken-kelly paul-herman reh
Beyond the Black River: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Three
Beyond the Black River: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Three

Volume 3 in a series of 5 books. Meticulously restored text by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman. This book includes material from the Wildside Press volumes “Gardens of Fear” and “Beyond the Black River.”

This book also contains THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND which is a round-robin (collaboration) 1935 horror short story written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, Robert E. Howard, C. L. Moore, and Abraham Merritt. It was published in Fantasy Magazine and is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

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The Hour of the Dragon: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Four
The Hour of the Dragon: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Four

Volume 4 in a series of 5 books. Meticulously restored text by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman. This book includes material from the Wildside Press volume “Hours of the Dragon”. 

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Black Hounds of Death: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Five
Black Hounds of Death: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Five

The last in a series of 5 books. Meticulously restored text by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman. This book includes material from the Wildside Press volumes “Black Hounds Of Death” and “A Thunder of Trumpets”. It contains several poems.

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From Beyond the Dark Gateway #3
From Beyond the Dark Gateway #3

From Beyond the Dark Gateway, April 1974. Limited to 550 copies. It contains THE BLACK BEAR BITES, considered a Cthulhu Mythos story.

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White Wolf Magazine #9
White Wolf Magazine #9

White Wolf Magazine #9 Robert E. Howard Issue. A gaming magazine. This issue contains the Solomon Kane story THE MOON OF SKULLS part 1 of 3.

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White Wolf Magazine #10
White Wolf Magazine #10

White Wolf Magazine #10. A gaming magazine. This issue contains the Solomon Kane story THE MOON OF SKULLS part 2 of 3.

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White Wolf Magazine #11
White Wolf Magazine #11

White Wolf Magazine #11. A gaming magazine. This issue contains the Solomon Kane story THE MOON OF SKULLS part 3 of 3.

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Swords & Sorcery
Swords & Sorcery

The Spell of Seven. Contains SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT. is an anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by L. Sprague de Camp and illustrated by Virgil Finlay. It was first published in paperback by Pyramid Books in 1963, but most of the stories were originally from 1930s pulp magazines. This was the first sword and sorcery anthology ever assembled and was followed by three additional such anthologies edited by de Camp. It has also been translated into German.

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The Spell of Seven
The Spell of Seven

The Spell of Seven. Contains SHADOWS IN ZAMBOULA. The book is an anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by L. Sprague de Camp and illustrated by Virgil Finlay. It was first published in paperback by Pyramid Books in June 1965 and reprinted in December 1969. It was the second such anthology assembled by de Camp, following his Swords and Sorcery (1963)

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Cover art by Paul Lehr
Wolfshead

Wolfshead published by Bantam from 1979. It’s a collection of stories including one James Allison story (the Valley of the Worm) and also a couple of Cthulhu Mythos tales.

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The Hills of the Dead
The Hills of the Dead

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.

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The Mighty Swordsmen
The Mighty Swordsmen

The Mighty Swordsmen is a 1970 anthology of fantasy short stories in the sword and sorcery subgenre, edited by Hans Stefan Santesson. It was first published in paperback by Lancer Books in December 1970 and was a follow-up to the earlier Lancer anthology The Mighty Barbarians. Robert M. Price edited a later-day homage to both anthologies called The Mighty Warriors (2018).

It contains Howard’s BEYOND THE BLACK RIVER and a Conan pastiche by Björn Nyberg titled “The People of the Summit”.

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The Sword of Skelos
The Sword of Skelos

Non-Howard material.

The Sword of Skelos is a fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, the third and final volume in a trilogy beginning with Conan and the Sorcerer and continuing with Conan the Mercenary (which was actually published after The Sword of Skelos, though relating events prior to it). It was first published in paperback in May 1979 by Bantam Books, and reprinted in August 1981. Later editions were issued by Ace Books (September 1987, reprinted May 1991) and Tor Books (February 2002). The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1989.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Action Stories April 1936
Action Stories April 1936

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Argosy 1936-10-03
Argosy 1936-10-03

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

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Argosy 1936-10-17
Argosy 1936-10-17

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

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Argosy 1936-10-31
Argosy 1936-10-31

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

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Argosy 1936-11-28
Argosy 1936-11-28

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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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).

Popular Publications, Inc., otherpulpspulp reh
Avon Fantasy Reader #2
Avon Fantasy Reader #2

Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 2, 1947. This issue contains the Kull story THE MIRRORS OF TUZUN THUNE. Set in the fictional Prehistoric Thurian Age, it deals with a disillusioned King Kull questioning the meaning of existence, leading him to seek the assistance of a two-faced wizard.

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Fantasy Tales Summer 1987
Fantasy Tales Summer 1987

Fantasy Tales Summer 1987, Volume 9, Number 17. This issue contains the poem “An Outworn Story”. Fantasy Tales was published by Stephen Jones from the Summer of 1977 to the Summer of 1987.

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Avon Fantasy Reader #7
Avon Fantasy Reader #7

Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 7 1948. This issue contains the story THE CAIRN ON THE HEADLAND. Also features stories by C. L. Moore, Sax Rohmer, Fritz Leiber and Clark Ashton Smith. The story has elements of fantasy and horror and there is a link to the Cthulhu Mythos, Norse Mythology and Catholic Christianity.

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Avon Fantasy Reader #8
Avon Fantasy Reader #8

Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 8 1948. This issue contains the story THE QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST. 

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Avon Fantasy Reader #10
Avon Fantasy Reader #10

This issue contains the Conan story ‘A Witch Shall Be Born’. It also contains a story by H. P. Lovecraft. Avon Fantasy Reader was a digest size magazine (sometimes classed as a series of anthologies) which reprinted science fiction and fantasy literature by now well-known authors. It was edited by Donald A. Wollheim and published by Avon. The magazine had one spin off, Avon Science Fiction Reader, with which it merged on its cancellation to become Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader.

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Avon Fantasy Reader #12
Avon Fantasy Reader #12

Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 12, 1950. This issue contains the story THE BLONDE GODDESS OF BAL-SAGOTH. This is a variant of THE GODS OF BAL-SAGOTH. Featuring Turlogh O’Brien.

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Avon Fantasy Reader #14
Avon Fantasy Reader #14

Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 14 1950. This issue contains the story TEMPTRESS OF THE TOWER OF TORTURE AND SIN. This is a variant of THE VOICE OF EL-LIL.

Avon Fantasy Reader was a digest-size magazine (sometimes classed as a series of anthologies) that reprinted science fiction and fantasy literature by now well-known authors. It was edited by Donald A. Wollheim and published by Avon. The magazine had one spin-off, Avon Science Fiction Reader, with which it merged on its cancellation to become Avon Science Fiction and Fantasy Reader.

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Avon Fantasy Reader #18
Avon Fantasy Reader #18

Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 18 1952. This issue contains the story THE WITCH FROM HELL’S KITCHEN also known as THE HOUSE OF ARABU. This is the first publication of the story.

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The Avon Fantasy Reader
The Avon Fantasy Reader

An anthology from Avon Books. It contains the story THE WITCH FROM HELL’S KITCHEN also known as THE HOUSE OF ARABU. This was previously published in Avon Fantasy Reader #18.

The book also contains stories by C. L. Moore, Manly Wade Wellman and others.

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The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader
The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader

The 2nd Avon Fantasy Reader from February 1969. This anthology contains the story THE BLONDE GODDESS OF BAL-SAGOTH. This is a variant of THE GODS OF BAL-SAGOTH. Featuring Turlogh O’Brien. It was previously published in Avon Fantasy Reader #12.

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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.

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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.

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Famous Fantastic Mysteries June 1953
Famous Fantastic Mysteries June 1953

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

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Fight Stories - July 1929
Fight Stories – July 1929

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

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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.

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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.

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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“. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Cover edited by Ståle Gismervik
Fight Stories – May 1931

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

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Fight Stories - December 1931
Fight Stories – December 1931

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

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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. 

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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”. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”. 

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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.

Champion Associates, Inc.Steve Costigan, , otherpulpspulp reh steve-costigan
Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine July 1934 (Canada)
Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine July 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”. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Smashing Novels from 1936
Smashing Novels Magazine December 1936

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Coven 13 January 1970
Coven 13 January 1970

Contains THE LITTLE PEOPLE. Illustrated by William Stout. This is the first publication of this story. A page was missing from the original manuscript of “The Little People.” Someone at COVEN 13, likely Gerald W. Page or Arthur H. Landis, made up some stuff to fill the gap and never said anything. This became the published version of “The Little People” ever since. The Wandering Star book, BRAN MAK MORN, THE LAST KING, took the edits back out and also includes a copy of the original typescript.

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Coven 13 March 1970
Coven 13 March 1970

Contains the poem “Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or”. This was the last issue of Coven 13. It was bought by Fantasy Publishing Company and the name was changed to Witchcraft & Sorcery.

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Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 5
Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 5

Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 5. Prior to this issue, it was published by Camelot Publishing Company as Coven 13. The company was bought by Fantasy Publishing Company and the name was changed to Witchcraft & Sorcery.

This issue contains MISTRESS OF DEATH. Featuring Agnes de Chastillon. This is the only Dark Agnes story to include a fantasy element, in the form of a sorcerer. It is not written to the same standard as the two stories Howard completed, and features some departures from the established character, making her more stereotypically feminine. The story was not finished by Howard and he wrote two drafts. The story in this issue is based on the second unfinished draft and completed by Gerald W. Page.

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Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 6
Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 6

Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 6. 

This issue contains the poem “Flight”. 

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Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 7
Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 7

Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 7. 

This issue contains the poem “Hopes of Dreams”.

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Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 10
Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 10

Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 10. 

This issue contains the story RESTLESS WATERS. Illustrated by D. Bruce Berry. The story is from an untitled typescript and Glenn Lord came up with the title. Probably the title should have been THE FEAR AT THE WINDOW.

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The Haunt of Horror #1
The Haunt of Horror #1

Contains USURP THE NIGHT. Considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos. Cats, dogs, babies, children, and tramps successively and mysteriously disappear from the neighborhood. Also published as THE HOOFED THING.

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Startling Mystery Stories #4
Startling Mystery Stories #4

Startling Mystery Stories #4 (volume 1 number 4). Contains THE SECRET OF LOST VALLEY.

Included with the story are (1) a copy of the letter from Clayton Magazines returning the typescript, after STRANGE TALES folded, and (2) a copy of the first page of the original typescript, showing the title as “Valley of the Lost”, complete with editorial markups from the magazine.

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Dark Fantasy #9
Dark Fantasy #9

Dark Fantasy #9, by Shadow Press, September 1976. Contains the REH poem “The Road to Yesterday”.

Dark Fantasy was a literary fantasy and horror fanzine by Howard Eugene (Gene) Day (1951-1982).

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Dark Fantasy #11
Dark Fantasy #11

Dark Fantasy #11 is a fanzine by Shadow Press, January 1977. Contains the REH poem “Visions”.

Dark Fantasy was a literary fantasy and horror fanzine by Howard Eugene (Gene) Day (1951-1982).

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Startling Mystery Stories #6
Startling Mystery Stories #6

Startling Mystery Stories #6 (volume 1 number 6). Contains the poem A VISION. It also includes a story by Stephen King, making this issue very hard to find.

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Startling Mystery Stories #11
Startling Mystery Stories #11

Startling Mystery Stories #11 (volume 2 number 5).

Contains THE HAUNTER OF THE RING. This 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.

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Magazine of Horror #9
Magazine of Horror #9

Magazine of Horror #9 (volume 2 number 3).

Contains SKULLS IN THE STARS a Solomon Kane story.

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Magazine of Horror #11
Magazine of Horror #11

Magazine of Horror #11 (volume 2 number 5).

Contains RATTLE OF BONES, a Solomon Kane story, and the poem “The Dweller in Dark Valley”.

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Magazine of Horror #12
Magazine of Horror #12

Magazine of Horror #12 (volume 2 number 6).

Contains “Destination”, a poem.

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Magazine of Horror #13
Magazine of Horror #13

Magazine of Horror #13 (volume 3 number 1).

Contains VALLEY OF THE LOST starring Jim Brill.

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Magazine of Horror #15
Magazine of Horror #15

Magazine of Horror #15 (volume 3 number 3). Contains THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN. It was not published during his lifetime. Featuring Conan. This is the first publication. The text in this publication is an edited version of the original text. Either edited by de L. Sprague de Camp or perhaps Robert A. W. Lowndes (the editor of the magazine).

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Magazine of Horror #16
Magazine of Horror #16

Magazine of Horror #16 (volume 3 number 4).

Contains the poem A SONG FOR MEN THAT LAUGH.

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Magazine of Horror #17
Magazine of Horror #17

Magazine of Horror #17 (volume 3 number 5).

Contains the short story DERMOD’S BANE. Originally written and submitted to Ghost Stories magazine by Howard in 1929. The story was rejected by Ghost Stories, and then disappeared until Glenn Lord found it in a trunk full of manuscripts in 1964. First published in Magazine of Horror #17 in 1967.

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Magazine of Horror #18
Magazine of Horror #18

Magazine of Horror #18, november 1967 (volume 3 number 6).

Cover by Virgil Finlay. Contains the short story OUT OF THE DEEP (Faring Town). Submitted to Magazine of Horror by Glenn Lord. First publication ever. Here’s the introduction to the story:

In sending us this story, and another, entitled The Noseless Horror, Glenn Lord writes: “Both were apparently written prior to 1930, but, aside from that, I can tell you little about them. “Out of the Deep is a sequel of sorts to Sea Curse (WEIRD TALES, May 1928), for it is in that last named tale that Lie-lip Canool gets his comeuppance . . . As both original mss. were carbon copies, badly smudged where erasing had been done on the originals, I may have mis-translated a word or two. A warning, should you come across something that doesn’t seem correct. It might have been my fault.” … We didn’t notice anything which disturbed us, and are pleased to present this first publication of another Howard story, independent of any of his extended series.

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Magazine of Horror #19
Magazine of Horror #19

Magazine of Horror #19 (volume 4 number 1).

Contains the poem THE YEARS ARE AS A KNIFE.

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Magazine of Horror #21
Magazine of Horror #21

Magazine of Horror #21 (volume 4 number 3).

Contains KINGS OF THE NIGHT. Kings of the Night (first published in Weird Tales, November 1930). The first story to feature Bran as a king and describes him as a direct descendant of another Howard character, Brule the Spear-Slayer, companion of the Atlantean King Kull.

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Magazine of Horror #22
Magazine of Horror #22

Magazine of Horror #22 (volume 4 number 4).

Contains WORMS OF THE EARTH. 

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Magazine of Horror #28
Magazine of Horror #28

Magazine of Horror #28 (volume 5 number 4).

Contains the poem NOT ONLY IN DEATH THEY DIE.

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Magazine of Horror #30
Magazine of Horror #30

Magazine of Horror #30 (volume 5 number 6).

Contains the poem SLUMBER.

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Magazine of Horror #31
Magazine of Horror #31

Magazine of Horror #31, February 1970 (volume 6 number 1).

Cover by Virgil Finlay. Contains the short story THE NOSELESS HORROR. Submitted to Magazine of Horror by Glenn Lord. First publication ever. Here’s the introduction to the story:

ROBERT ERVIN HOWARD (1906-1936) has come in to his own in recent years, after many years’ obscurity following the death of WEIRD TALES, as L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Howard, and others
have championed him through editing collections of his tales and completing unfinished stories in the Conan, Solomon Kane, and King Kull cycles.— xsometimes adapting complete mss, REH left behind him, sometimes working out fragments, etc. The present story does not belong in any series, and is not a sword-and-sorcery tale, although necromancy certainly does play a part in it.

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Magazine of Horror #34
Magazine of Horror #34

Magazine of Horror #34 (volume 6 number 4).

Contains the poem A SONG OF DEFEAT.

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Magazine of Horror #36
Magazine of Horror #36

Magazine of Horror #36 (volume 6 number 6).

Contains the story THE GRISLY HORROR. Published for the first time in Weird Tales, February 1935. Also contains a story by Clark Ashton Smith.

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Fantasy Magazine #1
Fantasy Magazine #1

Fantasy Magazine #1 from March 1953. Contains the very first release of THE BLACK STRANGER. L Sprague de Camp rewrote the original Conan story into a different Conan story (“The Treasure of Tranicos”). For publication in Fantasy Magazine #1, the story was abridged, edited by L Sprague de Camp, and re-written further by Lester del Rey. 

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Spaceway, September-October 1969
Spaceway, September-October 1969

Spaceway, September-October 1969. Contains PEOPLE OF THE BLACK COAST.

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Space Science Fiction, September 1952
Space Science Fiction, September 1952

Space Science Fiction, September 1952. Volume 1, No. 2. Contains THE GOD IN THE BOWL. Edited by L. Sprague de Camp.

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Amazing Science Fiction Stories January 1985
Amazing Science Fiction Stories January 1985

Amazing Science Fiction Stories Volume 58 Number 5 (Whole #520). Contains “Buccaneer Treasure”, a poem by Robert E. Howard. Illustrated by Roy G. Krenkel.

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction August 1966
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction August 1966

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1966. Volume 31, No. 2. Contains FOR THE LOVE OF BARBARA ALLEN. This is a ghost/love story, considered by some as one of REH’s twenty best stories.

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction February 1967
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction February 1967

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1967. Volume 32, No. 2. Contains THE HALL OF THE DEAD. This is a story based on an untitled synopsis by American Robert E. Howard. Featuring Conan. A fragment consisting of 640 words was begun in the 1930s but was not finished or published in Howard’s lifetime. L. Sprague de Camp wrote an entire story based on this untitled synopsis.

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Worlds of Fantasy 1968
Worlds of Fantasy 1968

Worlds of Fantasy #1.

Contains DELENDA EST by Robert E. Howard and also a Conan pastiche, “Conan and the Cenotaph” by Lin Carter and L. Sprague de Camp. Contents

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Fantastic Universe October 1955
Fantastic Universe October 1955

Fantastic Universe Volume 5 Number 3.

Contains THE BLOOD-STAINED GOD by Howard and L. Sprague de Camp. Originally a Kirby O’Donnell story titled ‘The Trail of the Blood-Stained God’. It was re-written by L. Sprague de Camp into a Conan story titled ‘The Bloodstained God’. De Camp changed the names of the characters, added the sorcery elements, and recast the setting into Howard’s Hyborian Age.

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Fantastic Universe December 1955
Fantastic Universe December 1955

Fantastic Universe Volume 4 Number 5. Contains CONAN, MAN OF DESTINY which is a story based on a final draft (now at Cross Plains Public Library) that L. Sprague de Camp found and rewrote as “Conan, Man of Destiny,” then later published as THE ROAD OF THE EAGLES.

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Fantastic Universe April 1956
Fantastic Universe April 1956

Fantastic Universe Volume 5 Number 3.

Contains THE BLOOD-STAINED GOD by Howard and L. Sprague de Camp. Originally a Kirby O’Donnell story titled ‘The Trail of the Blood-Stained God’. It was re-written by L. Sprague de Camp into a Conan story titled ‘The Bloodstained God’. De Camp changed the names of the characters, added the sorcery elements, and recast the setting into Howard’s Hyborian Age.

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Fantastic Universe December 1956
Fantastic Universe December 1956

Fantastic Universe Volume 6 Number 5. Contains GODS OF THE NORTH.

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Cover art by John Duillo
Fantastic Science Fiction Stories May 1960

Contains THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND. The challenge from beyond is a round-robin (collaboration) 1935 horror short story written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, Robert E. Howard, C. L. Moore, and Abraham Merritt. It was published in Fantasy Magazine and is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

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Fantastic Stories of Imagination May 1961
Fantastic Stories of Imagination May 1961

Fantastic Stories of Imagination Volume 10 Number 5.

Contains THE GARDEN OF FEAR.

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Fantastic Stories of Imagination December 1961
Fantastic Stories of Imagination December 1961

Fantastic Stories of Imagination Volume 10 Number 12.

Contains THE DEAD REMEMBER.

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Fantastic - January 1967
Fantastic – January 1967

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Volume 16 Number 3.

Contains THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE.

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Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories August 1972
Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories August 1972

Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories volume 21, No. 6.

“The Witch of the Mists” is a fantasy short story by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in the August 1972 issue of the magazine Fantastic, and in book form by Ace Books in the paperback collection Conan of Aquilonia in May 1977. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in October 1978.

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Fantastic - July 1973
Fantastic – July 1973

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Volume 22 Number 5.

Contains the story BLACK SPHINX OF NEBTHU. This is a fantasy short story by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. This is its first publication. It first appeared in book form by Ace Books in the paperback collection Conan of Aquilonia in May 1977, which was reprinted several times through 1994. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in October 1978.

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Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories July 1974
Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories July 1974

Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories volume 23, No. 5.

“Red Moon of Zembabwei” is a short story by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. This is the first publication. It appeared in book form by Ace Books in the paperback collection Conan of Aquilonia in May 1977, which was reprinted several times through 1994. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in October 1978.

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Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories February 1975
Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories February 1975

Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories volume 24, No. 2.

“Shadows in the Skull” is a short story by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. This is its first publication. It first appeared in book form by Ace Books in the paperback collection Conan of Aquilonia in May 1977 which was reprinted several times through 1994. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in October 1978.

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Fantastic - June 1975
Fantastic – June 1975

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Volume 24 Number 4.

Contains THE TOWER OF TIME, completed by Lin Carter. Based on a fragment by Howard. Featuring James Allison.

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Sword & Sorcery Annual 1975
Sword & Sorcery Annual 1975

Sword & Sorcery Annual 1975 #1. Contains QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST, starring Conan and Belit.

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Dear August

Dear August: Letters, Robert E. Howard to August Derleth 1932-1936. This collection includes all the letters to August Derleth, except for a postcard REH sent to August Derleth.

In 2002, the then-owners of the rights to Robert E. Howard’s works decided to publish a series of three books in order to extend the U.S. copyrights of the unpublished material. Otherwise all this unpublished material would have been public domain in the U.S. after 12/31/2006.

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Dear HPL

Dear HPL Letters, Robert E. Howard to H.P. Lovecraft. In 2002, the then-owners of the rights to Robert E. Howard’s works decided to publish a series of three books in order to extend the U.S. copyrights of the unpublished material. Otherwise all this unpublished material would have been public domain in the U.S. after 12/31/2006.

Three books were published – A RHYME OF SALEM TOWN AND OTHER POEMS, DEAR HPL (Howard’s letters to Lovecraft), and DEAR AUGUST (Howard’s letters to August Derleth). 10 copies of each book were to be prepared by Glenn Lord, but fewer than 10 were eventually produced, maybe as few as 6 copies of each.

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Red Blades of Black Cathay
Red Blades of Black Cathay

A chapbook or rather a b&w comic book or graphic adaption of the story RED BLADES OF BLACK CATHAY by Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith.

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Adventure Tales Spring Spring 2007
Adventure Tales Spring Spring 2007

A magazine / periodical trying to mimic the old pulp magazines. Featuring SON OF THE WHITE WOLF, an El Borak short story by Howard. It was originally published in the December 1936 issue of the pulp magazine Thrilling Adventures.

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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.

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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.

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Strange Detective Stories December 1933
Strange Detective Stories December 1933

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

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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.”

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The Count of Thirty: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell
The Count of Thirty: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell

The Count of Thirty: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell is a booklet from Necronomicon Press. This issue contains the poem “Which Will Scarcely Be Understood”, lines 42-45.

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Voices of the Night and Other Poems
Voices of the Night and Other Poems

Voices of the Night and Other Poems contains 4 poems by Robert E. Howard. This chapbook was published by Necronomicon Press in 1977. No illustrations other than a b&w photo of REH wearing a hat on above the first poem.

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Phantasy Digest Volume 1 Number 1
Phantasy Digest Volume 1 Number 1

Phantasy Digest Volume 1 Number 1. Contains GRAVEYARD RATS featuring Steve Harrison.

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Phantasy Digest Volume 1 Number 2
Phantasy Digest Volume 1 Number 2

Phantasy Digest Volume 1 Number 2. Contains FANGS OF GOLD featuring Steve Harrison.

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Weird Beginnings
Weird Beginnings

Distributed and sold at the Howard Days. Limited to 250 copies. Contains two Howard stories and essays by Patrice Louinet and Bobby Derie.

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8 mærkelige fortællinger
8 mærkelige fortællinger

Eight Strange Tales. From the backside: A collection of creepy classics that will stay with you and chill you. Stories that steal past the barriers of disbelief and bring a shudder to the soul. A moneysworth of mad moments for the dark hours of tonight.

Contains DIG ME NO GRAVE.

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Gooseflesh!
Gooseflesh!

Eight Strange Tales. From the backside: A collection of creepy classics that will stay with you and chill you. Stories that steal past the barriers of disbelief and bring a shudder to the soul. A moneysworth of mad moments for the dark hours of tonight.

Contains DIG ME NO GRAVE.

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Horrors Unknown
Horrors Unknown

Anthology from Berkley Medallion containing THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND.

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Eight Strange Tales
Eight Strange Tales

Eight Strange Tales. From the backside: A collection of creepy classics that will stay with you and chill you. Stories that steal past the barriers of disbelief and bring a shudder to the soul. A moneysworth of mad moments for the dark hours of tonight.

Contains DIG ME NO GRAVE.

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What the Nations Owes to the South (newprint)
What the Nations Owes to the South (newprint)

A single newspaper print. Contains WHAT THE NATION OWES TO THE SOUTH.

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The Progress (newsprint)
The Progress (newsprint)

The Cross Plains High School features two first appearances of Robert E. Howard’s poems “The Maiden of Kercheezer” and “Rules of Etiquette” (more like a limerick). The school paper was published twice a month by Cross Plains High School students. The poem or limerick, “Rules of Etiquette” was probably based on some of Howard’s own experiences when he was working for a local dry cleaner. Most likely the submissions were sent since Howard’s friend, Lindsey Tyson, was on the staff.

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The Tower of the Elephant: Typescript - Early Draft
The Tower of the Elephant: Typescript – Early Draft

Blades of the Brotherhood. Typescript reproduction.

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The Bear Creek Omnibus
The Bear Creek Omnibus

The Pride of Bear Creek is a collection of Western short stories by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1966 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. Grant also published an edition in 1977 with illustrations by Tim Kirk.

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Footsteps of Approaching Thousands
Footsteps of Approaching Thousands

The history of Cross Plains, Texas by Ann L. Beeler. Contributions by Rusty Burke and Rob Roehm. With chapters covering its businesses, schools, churches, families, and more. Filled with period photographs.

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Artwork by Ken Kelly
The Sword Woman

The Sword Woman from Berkley is a collection of  stories about Agnes de Chastillon (also known as Agnes de Chastillon, Dark Agnes, Agnes de la Fere and The Sword Woman). She is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard and the protagonist of three stories set in 16th Century France, which were not printed until long after the author’s death.

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The Book of Robert E. Howard
The Book of Robert E. Howard

Berkley, 1976; Volume 1 of 2. Mass market paperback, 1st edition. Introduction by the book’s editor Glenn Lord. Includes sixteen poems, and several of Howard’s stories.

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The Second Book of Robert E. Howard
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard

Berkley, 1980; Volume 2 of 2. Mass market paperback, 1st edition. Introduction by Glenn Lord. Includes a mixture of poems and short stories.

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The Horror from the Mound
The Horror from the Mound

A typescript reproduction of an early draft of The Horror from the Mound. Reproduced from a carbon (blue ink) of the copy that was sent to WEIRD TALES and is virtually identical to what was published. Farnsworth Wright did some very minor editing to the published version.

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Wild Water (early draft)
Wild Water (early draft)

A typescript reproduction of an early draft of Wild Water. Jim Reynolds sets out to take down the corrupt political machine of Bisley, Texas. But his idea of justice brings more than he bargained for.

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Rattle of Bones & Other Terrifying Stories
Rattle of Bones & Other Terrifying Stories

Rattle of Bones & Other Terrifying Stories is a collection of horror stories by Howard with art by Gabriel Rodríguez. This was a Kickstarter project that was funded on April 11, 2020. The campaign was a success and depending on the pledge the book came with or without a slipcase. There is a thank you page at the end with the name of every backer. Options for buying postcard combo packs, leather bookmarks and more could also be bought.

Collecting 8 horror stories from Conan’s creator, Robert E. Howard, with all-new illustrations by Locke & Key co-creator, Gabriel Rodriguez.

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Queen of the Black Coast (early draft)
Queen of the Black Coast (early draft)

Queen of the Black Coast. Typescript reproduction of a partial early draft. 

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Grim Lands: The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 2
Grim Lands: The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 2

This compilation of Robert E. Howard’s most famous and well-received stories spans all of the characters and genres he scribed in – all restored to the earliest, most definitive versions available today. Beautiful illustrations by Jim & Ruth Keegan.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 34
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 34

Cross Plains Review November 2, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 1 of 9). The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 35
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 35

Cross Plains Review November 9, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 2 of 9).

The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 36
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 36

Cross Plains Review November 16, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 3 of 9).

The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 37
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 37

Cross Plains Review November 23, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 4 of 9). The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 38
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 38

Cross Plains Review November 30, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 5 of 9).

The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 39
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 39

Cross Plains Review December 7, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 6 of 9).

The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 40
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 40

Cross Plains Review December 14, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 7 of 9).

The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 41
The Cross Plains Review 19 number 41

Cross Plains Review December 21, 1928. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 8 of 9).

The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 19 number 42

Cross Plains Review January 4, 1929. Contains “Drums of the Sunset” (Part 9 of 9).

The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

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The Cross Plains Review 27 number 18
The Cross Plains Review 27 number 18

Cross Plains Review August 14, 1936. Contains WHAT THE NATION OWES TO THE SOUTH.

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Queen of the Black Coast
Queen of the Black Coast

Print on demain book by Fiction House Press.

QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST—A weird story of Conan the barbarian, and a savage white woman who captained a pirate ship, and a ghastly horror in the jungle.

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Cover art by Gustave Doré
Skelos Volume 1 Number 1

Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A horror and fantasy journal featuring short fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and art by both seasoned pros and talented newcomers

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The Complete Marchers of Valhalla Drafts: Special Edition
The Complete Marchers of Valhalla Drafts: Special Edition

Published for members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation. Several typescripts of The Marchers of Valhalla were provided to Friends of REH and Legacy Circle members of the REH Foundation.

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The Complete Works of Hero Conan Volume 1
The Complete Works of Hero Conan Volume 1

This book claims to be based on the “New Revised Edition of Conan’s Complete Works” (Tokyo Sogensha, 2006-13)” and is completely revised by translator Nakamura Toru.

It’s mostly just a re-issue of the six volumes series that came out in 2009. Probably an updated version where the translator fixed some earlier mistakes and whose translation is a hybrid between an already existing translation and the text of the Wandering Star editions. As the majority of the “edits” found in the Wandering Star/DelRey editions are commas or colons, this doesn’t affect the translation at all).

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Cross Plains Pilgrimage
Cross Plains Pilgrimage

Bobby Derie’s free book Cross Plains Pilgrimage was gifted to modern pilgrims (visitors) in Cross Plains on Howard Days 2022. It contains a sample of Derie’s scholarly work, focusing on E. Hoffman Price’s two visits to Howard. 

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Cover art by Bobby Derie
Based on a linocut by Duane W. Rimel
The Robert E. Howard Trivia Book

Bobby Derie’s free book is distributed in Cross Plains on Howard Days 2023. It’s a trivia book with six hundred questions about Robert E. Howard and everything related. You can play it like Trivial Pursuit, assigning a color to each category. Trivia questions are divided into six categories; each set of questions are on the right-hand (odd-numbered) pages and the answers are on the back. Limited to 200 copies.

Readers might want to flip through this book for their own enjoyment, but if you want to play a game with friends, try starting at a random page and taking turns asking questions from each category. Each question successfully answered is worth 1 point; the first to 30 points wins. (Why 30? Because Robert E. Howard was only 30 years old when he died.)

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Crypt of Cthulhu #16
Crypt of Cthulhu #16

Crypt of Cthulhu is a booklet from Cryptic Publications. This issue contains ‘The Hand of Obeah’ by Howard.

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Crypt of Cthulhu #25
Crypt of Cthulhu #25

Crypt of Cthulhu is a booklet from Cryptic Publications. This issue contains ‘The Supreme Moment’ by Howard.

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Crypt of Cthulhu #47
Crypt of Cthulhu #47

Crypt of Cthulhu is a booklet from Cryptic Publications. This issue contains ‘The Mark of the Bloody Hand’ by Howard.

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The Saga of Faring Town
The Saga of Faring Town

The Saga of Faring Town. The three stories were published in Horror Stories, but separated by date of composition rather than thematically. This booklet fixes that and the reader does not lose the mood created by Sea Curse before they encounter the other two stories. This chapbook was provided to Legacy Circle members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation as part of their membership. 

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Ghor, Kin Slayer: The Saga ogf Genseric's Fifth-Born Son
Ghor, Kin Slayer: The Saga ogf Genseric’s Fifth-Born Son

Anthology/novel based on an unfinished story by Robert E. Howard, with a different author writing each of the 17 chapters. The first 12 chapters were published in five issues of the fanzine Fantasy Crossroads; the remainder appears here for the first time.

Written by Robert E. Howard, Karl Edward Wagner, Joseph Brennan; Richard L. Tierney; Michael Moorcock; Charles R. Saunders; Andrew J. Offutt; Manly Wade Wellman; Darrell Schweitzer; A. E. Van Vogt; Brian Lumley; Frank Belknap Long; Adrian Cole; Ramsey Campbell; H. Warner Munn; Marion Zimmer Bradley; Richard A. Lupoff

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Cover art by Sanjulian
The Flame Knife

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

The Flame Knife is a 1955 fantasy novella by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was revised by de Camp from Howard’s original story, a then-unpublished oriental tale featuring Francis X. Gordon titled “Three-Bladed Doom”. De Camp changed the names of the characters, added the fantastic element, and recast the setting into Howard’s Hyborian Age. The story was first published in the hardbound collection Tales of Conan (Gnome Press, 1955), and subsequently appeared in the paperback collection Conan the Wanderer (Lancer Books, 1968), as part of which it has been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Italian. It was published itself in paperback book form by Ace Books in 1981, in an edition profusely illustrated by Esteban Maroto.

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Cover art by John Duillo
Conan the Wanderer

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Wanderer is a 1968 collection of four fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, and Lin Carter, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines. The book has been reprinted a number of times by various publishers and has also been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and Italian. It was later gathered together with Conan the Adventurer and Conan the Buccaneer into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles 2 (1990).

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Cover art by Esteban Maroto
Pigeons from Hell

The Ace collection contains many well-known stories by Howard. Pigeons from Hell, The Gods of Bal-Sagoth, and many more. 

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Skulls in the Stars
Skulls in the Stars

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.

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Cover art by Gary Ruddell
The Road of Azrael

Reprinted by Bantam, 1980 (cover by Gary Ruddell). The Road of Azrael is a collection of historical short stories by Robert E. Howard. This painting was used as the cover of the first publication in 1979 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 2,150 copies, of which, 300 were boxed and signed by the artist. A collection of short stories from Robert E. Howard. The majority of them take place in the crusading era and the final story takes place in the late middle ages. 

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The She Devil
The She Devil

A collection of Howard’s spicy adventures from 1983.

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Conan the Conqueror
Conan the Conqueror

The Sword of Rhiannon / Conan the Conqueror is an Ace SF double feature. Conan the Conqueror (also known as the Hour of the Dragon) is Howard’s only Conan novel.

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Kull: The Cat and the Skull
Kull: The Cat and the Skull

Dark Horse’s take on The Cat and the Skull. Kull’s uneasy rule is again threatened by the serpent cult determined to destroy him, as it seeks aid from his most frightening foe, the immortal Thulsa Doom!

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Artwork by Rick Cortes
Robert E. Howard: The Power of the Writing Mind

Oversized trade paperback. Introduction by Ben Szumskyj. ‘An Introduction to the Life and Works of Robert E. Howard’ and an interview with Glenn Lord by Joe Marek. An untitled dark fantasy/Cthulhu Mythos style story featuring John O’Dare by Robert E. Howard; ‘A Short History of the Conan Typescripts’ by Patrice Louniet and much more.

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Blood of the Gods and other stories
Blood of the Gods and other stories

Collects “Blood of the Gods,” “Country of the Knife” and other desert adventures. Published by Girasol Collectables.

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Blades of the Brotherhood
Blades of the Brotherhood

Blades of the Brotherhood. Typescript reproduction.

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Robert E. Howard in the pulps volume 1
Robert E. Howard in the pulps volume 1

Dennis McHaney explores Howard’s time with the pulp magazines. This book is a companion volume to Robert E. Howard and Weird Tales. It covers half the pulp titles Howard worked for pulps other than Weird Tales. The cover art is from Oriental Stories (Vol. 2, No. 1) by J. Allen St. John, which featured the story ‘The Sowers of the Thunder’.

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Robert E. Howard's Songs of Bastards
Robert E. Howard’s Songs of Bastards

This is the Graphic adaptation of two of Howard’s stories. ‘Bastards All!’ and ‘Songs of Bastards’.

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Robert E. Howard's Blood and Thunder
Robert E. Howard’s Blood and Thunder

“Robert E. Howard’s Blood and Thunder” presents a graphic adaptation of Howard’s story LAW-SHOOTERS OF COWTOWN, showcasing the combined talents of Dave A. Law in writing and Rick McCollum in illustration. This comic book not only adapts a Howard story but also includes additional artistic content and an article, all by McCollum, providing a multifaceted exploration of Howard’s work and influence.

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Robert E. Howard's The Vultures of Whapeton
Robert E. Howard’s The Vultures of Whapeton

“The Vultures of Whapeton,” the first comic book release by Conquest Press, is an important piece in the collection of Robert E. Howard’s comic adaptations. It showcases Steve Gan’s art and David C. Smith’s adaptation of Howard’s story. Additionally, the comic features an article by Fred Blosser, providing further insight into Howard’s work.

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Robert E. Howard's Lord of the Dead
Robert E. Howard’s Lord of the Dead

“Robert E. Howard’s Lord of the Dead,” a 1992 release by Conquest Press, is a graphic adaptation that brings one of Howard’s stories to the comic medium. The adaptation, skillfully crafted by Richard A. Lupoff, and illustrated by Felix Ortega (using the pen name Pablo Marcos), captures the essence of Howard’s storytelling. The comic features cover art by Marcus Boas and is enhanced by Susan Dorne’s lettering, under the editorial direction of Alphonso D.J. Alphonso.

This is the Graphic adaptation of Howard’s LORD OF THE DEAD.

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Index to One Who Walked Alone and Day of the Stranger
Index to One Who Walked Alone and Day of the Stranger

Robert Derie has created an index as a complementary work for Novalyne Price’s One Who Walked Alone: Robert E. Howard, The Final Years.

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Robert E. Howard and Weird Tales
Robert E. Howard and Weird Tales

Dennis McHaney explores Howard’s time with the legendary Weird Tales. The book includes what the readers of the magazine thought though the letters column, The Eyrie, and letters from Howard to his friends and correspondents and their comments to Howard. The book is heavily illustrated in color, showing the cover of every issue containing Howard, the first page of the story, and much more. If the “first page” is a poem, that verse is present.

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Cover: Writer of the Dark by Bodo Schäfer
Writer of the Dark

This is a great collection of poems and stories by Robert E. Howard. Published by Dark Carneval Press by Thomas Kovacs in 1986. Beautiful illustrations by Bodo Schäfer. 

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Cover: Winds of Time by Hubert Schweizer
Winds of Time

Winds of time is a beautiful book collecting many of Howards poems. Many translated into Polish and German. Interior art by Hubert Schweizer. Published by Thomas Kovacs and edited by him and Bernd Karwath.

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The Book of The Howard Review
The Book of The Howard Review

The Book of The Howard Review second edition. This book is a collection of essays from The Howard Review edited by Dennis McHaney. It also includes a large number of stories by Howard now in the public domain.

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Cover: Echoes from an Iron Harp by Alicia Austin
Echoes from an Iron Harp

Echoes from an Iron Harp is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard with illustrations by Alicia Austin. It was published in 1972 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,079 copies. Two of the poems previously appeared in Fire and Sleet and Candlelight, edited by August Derleth.

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Conan the Valorous
Conan the Valorous

Conan the Valorous is a fantasy novel by American writer John Maddox Roberts, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in September 1985; a regular paperback edition followed from the same publisher in September 1986, and was reprinted in January 1992. The first British edition was published in paperback by Sphere Books in September 1987.

The book also includes “Conan the Indestructible”, L. Sprague de Camp’s chronological essay on Conan’s career.

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Cover: Conan the Victorious by Les Edwards
Conan the Victorious

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Victorious is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert Jordan, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in November 1984; a regular paperback edition followed from the same publisher in December 1985, and was reprinted in March 1991 and August 2010. The first British edition was published in paperback by Sphere Books in April 1987. The novel was later gathered together with Conan the Magnificent and Conan the Triumphant into the hardcover omnibus collection The Further Chronicles of Conan (Tor Books, October 1999)

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Cover: Conan the Triumphant by Les Edwards
Conan the Triumphant

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Triumphant is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert Jordan, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.

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Conan the Unconquered
Conan the Unconquered

Conan the Unconquered is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert Jordan, featuring Robert E. Howard’s seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in April 1983, and reprinted on a number of occasions. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in February 1988. The first trade paperback edition was published by Tor in 1991. It was later gathered together with Conan the Invincible and Conan the Defender into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (Tor Books, 1995).

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Cover: Conan the Defender by Les Edwards
Conan the Defender

Conan the Defender is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert Jordan, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in trade paperback by Tor Books in December 1982, followed by a regular paperback edition in December 1983. The book was reprinted by Tor in February 1991 and September 2009. This is the Sphere edition from 1985. It was also published by Legend in September 1996. It was later gathered together with Conan the Invincible and Conan the Unconquered into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (Tor Books, 1995).

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Conan the Invincible
Conan the Invincible

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Invincible is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert Jordan, featuring Robert E. Howard’s Conan. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in June 1982 and reprinted in July 1990; a trade paperback edition followed from the same publisher in 1998. The first British edition was published in paperback by Sphere Books in September 1989; a later British edition was published in paperback by Legend Books in August 1996. It was later gathered together with Conan the Defender and Conan the Unconquered into the hardcover omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (Tor Books, July 1995)

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Cover art: Stephen Fabian
The Sword Woman

The Sword Woman from Zebra is a collection of  stories about Agnes de Chastillon (also known as Agnes de Chastillon, Dark Agnes, Agnes de la Fere and The Sword Woman). She is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard and the protagonist of three stories set in 16th Century France, which were not printed until long after the author’s death.

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The Sowers of the Thunder
The Sowers of the Thunder

The Sphere edition from 1977. 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.

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Cover: Marchers of Valhalla by Melvyn Grant
Marchers of Valhalla

Contents include the three stories from both Grant editions of Marchers of Valhalla plus other stories. Marches of Valhalla, a James Allison story and The Grey God Passes, a Turlogh O’Brian story and several other tales. Cover art by Melvyn Grant.

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Conan and the Spider God
Conan and the Spider God

Non-Howard material.

Conan and the Spider God is a fantasy novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in December 1980; later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (April 1989, reprinted August 1991) and Tor Books (June 2003). The first hardcover edition was issued by Robert Hale in 1984, and the second by Tor Books in 2002. It was later gathered together with Conan the Swordsman and Conan the Liberator into the omnibus trade paperback collection Sagas of Conan (Tor Books, 2004).

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Conan the Rebel
Conan the Rebel

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Rebel is a fantasy novel by American writer Poul Anderson, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in July 1980. It was reprinted once by Bantam (1981) and twice by Ace Books (1988, 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in 2001; a trade paperback followed from the same publisher in 2003. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1988.

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The Road of Kings
The Road of Kings

Non-Howard material.

The Road of Kings is a fantasy novel by Karl Edward Wagner, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in October 1979. Later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (1987) and Tor Books 2001. The first trade paperback edition was published by Warner Books in 1989. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books (1986, reissued 1989). Aside from the Bantam and Tor editions, all other editions were issued under the variant title Conan: The Road of Kings.

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Cover: The Sword of Skelos by Les Edwards
Conan the sword of Skelos

Non-Howard material.

The Sword of Skelos is a fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, the third and final volume in a trilogy beginning with Conan and the Sorcerer and continuing with Conan the Mercenary (which was actually published after The Sword of Skelos, though relating events prior to it). It was first published in paperback in May 1979 by Bantam Books, and reprinted in August 1981. Later editions were issued by Ace Books (September 1987, reprinted May 1991) and Tor Books (February 2002). The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1989.[2]

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Conan the Mercenary
Conan the Mercenary

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Mercenary is a fantasy novel written by American writer Andrew J. Offutt and illustrated by Esteban Maroto featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, the second volume in a trilogy beginning with Conan and the Sorcerer and concluding with The Sword of Skelos. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1980, with an official publication date of January 1981. Ace reprinted the novel in April 1983, and issued a trade paperback edition in 1985. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in July 1989.

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Conan the Liberator
Conan the Liberator

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Liberator is a fantasy novel by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in February 1979, and reprinted in 1982; later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (July 1987 and April 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in June 2002; a trade paperback followed from the same publisher in 2003. The first British edition was from Sphere Books (July 1987). The novel was later gathered together with Conan the Swordsman and Conan and the Spider God into the omnibus collection Sagas of Conan (Tor Books, 2004).

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Cover painting by Melvyn Grant
Conan the Swordsman

Non-Howard material. Conan the Swordsman is a collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in August 1978 and reprinted in 1981. Later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (April 1987 and March 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in December 2002. The first British edition was issued by Sphere Books in 1978. The book has also been translated into Italian and French. It was later gathered together with Conan the Liberator and Conan and the Spider God into the omnibus collection Sagas of Conan (Tor Books, January 2004).

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Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Conan of Aquilonia

Conan of Aquilonia is a collection of four linked fantasy short stories by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The stories were originally published in Fantastic in August 1972, July 1973, July 1974, and February 1975.

The collected stories were intended for book publication by Lancer Books, but this edition never appeared due to Lancer’s bankruptcy, and the first book edition was issued in paperback by Ace Books in paperback in May 1977. It was reprinted by Ace in July 1981, April 1982, November 1982, August 1983, July 1984, 1986, June 1991, and April 1994. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in October 1978, and reprinted in July 1988. The book has also been translated into French.

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Cover: Conan the Buccaneer (1971) • by Frank Frazetta
Conan the Buccaneer

Conan the Buccaneer is a 1971 fantasy novel by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Lancer Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers. It has also been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, French and Dutch. It was later gathered together with Conan the Adventurer and Conan the Wanderer into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles 2 (1990).

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Cover: Conan the Avenger (1968) • by Frank Frazetta
Conan the Avenger

Non–Howard material – written by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Avenger is a 1968 collection of two fantasy works written by Björn Nyberg, Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Lancer Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers. It has also been translated into Japanese, German and Spanish.

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Cover: Conan the Avenger (1968) • by Frank Frazetta
Conan the Avenger

Non–Howard material – written by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Avenger is a 1968 collection of two fantasy works written by Björn Nyberg, Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Lancer Books, and has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers. It has also been translated into Japanese, German and Spanish.

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Cover artist	John Duillo
Conan of the Isles

Non–Howard material – written by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan of the Isles is a fantasy novel by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian.

It was first published October 1968 in paperback by Lancer Books, and reprinted in July 1970, 1972, and May 1973; publication was then taken over by Ace Books, which reprinted the novel in May 1977, May 1979, April 1980, July 1981, April 1982, November 1982, November 1983, June 1984, September 1986, February 1991, and May 1994. The first British edition was published in paperback by Sphere Books in December 1974 a number of times since by various publishers It has also been translated into French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

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Cover: Conan the Wanderer (1968) • by John Duillo
Conan the Wanderer

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Wanderer is a 1968 collection of four fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines. The book has been reprinted a number of times by various publishers and has also been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Italian. It was later gathered together with Conan the Adventurer and Conan the Buccaneer into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles 2 (1990).

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Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Conan the Usurper

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Usurper is a 1967 collection of four fantasy short stories by American writer Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times by various publishers and has also been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch.

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Cover: Conan of Cimmeria (1969) • by Frank Frazetta
Conan of Cimmeria

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan of Cimmeria is a collection of eight fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various fantasy magazines. The book was first published in paperback by Lancer Books in 1969, and reprinted in 1970, 1972 and 1973.

After the bankruptcy of Lancer, publication was taken over by Ace Books. Its first edition was published in May 1977, and was reprinted in August 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 (twice), 1984, 1985, 1990 and 1993. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1974, and was reprinted in 1976 and 1987. The book has also been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Italian. It was gathered together with Conan and Conan the Freebooter into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (Sphere Books, August 1989).

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Cover: Conan the Freebooter (1968) • by John Duillo
Conan the Freebooter

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Freebooter is a 1968 collection of five fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times by various publishers, and has also been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, and Japanese. It was later gathered together with Conan and Conan of Cimmeria into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (1989).

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Conan the Conqueror
Conan the Conqueror

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan is a 1967 collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard’s seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various pulp magazines. The book was first published in paperback by Lancer Books in 1967, and was reprinted in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 (twice) and 1973. After the bankruptcy of Lancer, publication was taken over by Ace Books. Its first edition appeared in May 1977, and was reprinted in 1979, 1982 (twice), 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1990. The first British edition was issued by Sphere Books in 1974, and was reprinted in 1977. The book has also been translated into German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch. It was gathered together with Conan of Cimmeria and Conan the Freebooter into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (Sphere Books, August 1989).

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Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Conan

Contains non-Howard material – edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan is a 1967 collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard’s seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various pulp magazines. The book was first published in paperback by Lancer Books in 1967, and was reprinted in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 (twice), and 1973.[1][2] After the bankruptcy of Lancer, the publication was taken over by Ace Books. Its first edition appeared in May 1977, and was reprinted in 1979, 1982 (twice), 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1990. The first British edition was issued by Sphere Books in 1974, and was reprinted in 1977. The book has also been translated into German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch. It was gathered together with Conan of Cimmeria and Conan the Freebooter into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (Sphere Books, August 1989).

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Cover art by Frank Frazetta
Conan the Warrior

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Warrior is a 1967 collection of three fantasy short stories by American writer Robert E. Howard, featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. The collection is introduced and edited by L. Sprague de Camp. The stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers and has also been translated into Japanese, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Italian.

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Frazetta
Conan the Adventurer

Contains non-Howard material – edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Adventurer is a 1966 collection of four fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times by various publishers and has also been translated into German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch. It was later gathered together with Conan the Wanderer and Conan the Buccaneer into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles 2 (1990).

Drums of Tombalku was finished by de Camp.

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Cover: Conan the Rebel by Bob Larkin
Conan the Rebel

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Rebel is a fantasy novel by American writer Poul Anderson, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in July 1980. It was reprinted once by Bantam (1981) and twice by Ace Books (1988, 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in 2001; a trade paperback followed from the same publisher in 2003. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1988.

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Conan and the Spider God
Conan and the Spider God

Non-Howard material.

Conan and the Spider God is a fantasy novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in December 1980; later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (April 1989, reprinted August 1991) and Tor Books (June 2003). The first hardcover edition was issued by Robert Hale in 1984, and the second by Tor Books in 2002. It was later gathered together with Conan the Swordsman and Conan the Liberator into the omnibus trade paperback collection Sagas of Conan (Tor Books, 2004).

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Cover: The Road of Kings by Bob Larkin
The Road of Kings

Non-Howard material.

The Road of Kings is a fantasy novel by Karl Edward Wagner, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in October 1979. Later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (1987) and Tor Books 2001. The first trade paperback edition was published by Warner Books in 1989. The first British edition was published by Sphere Books (1986, reissued 1989). Aside from the Bantam and Tor editions, all other editions were issued under the variant title Conan: The Road of Kings.

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The Sword of Skelos
The Sword of Skelos

Non-Howard material.

The Sword of Skelos is a fantasy novel written by Andrew J. Offutt featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, the third and final volume in a trilogy beginning with Conan and the Sorcerer and continuing with Conan the Mercenary (which was actually published after The Sword of Skelos, though relating events prior to it). It was first published in paperback in May 1979 by Bantam Books, and reprinted in August 1981. Later editions were issued by Ace Books (September 1987, reprinted May 1991) and Tor Books (February 2002). The first British edition was published by Sphere Books in 1989.

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Cover: Conan the Liberator by Bob Larkin
Conan the Liberator

Non-Howard material.

Conan the Liberator is a fantasy novel by American writers L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in February 1979, and reprinted in 1982; later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (July 1987 and April 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in June 2002; a trade paperback followed from the same publisher in 2003. The first British edition was from Sphere Books (July 1987). The novel was later gathered together with Conan the Swordsman and Conan and the Spider God into the omnibus collection Sagas of Conan (Tor Books, 2004).

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Cover: Conan the Swordsman by Darrel Greene
Conan the Swordsman

Non-Howard material. Conan the Swordsman is a collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, and Björn Nyberg featuring Robert E. Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was first published in paperback by Bantam Books in August 1978 and reprinted in 1981. Later paperback editions were issued by Ace Books (April 1987 and March 1991). The first hardcover edition was published by Tor Books in December 2002. The first British edition was issued by Sphere Books in 1978.[1] The book has also been translated into Italian and French. It was later gathered together with Conan the Liberator and Conan and the Spider God into the omnibus collection Sagas of Conan (Tor Books, January 2004).

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Cover: Three-Bladed Doom by Enric [as by Enrich]
Three-Bladed Doom

“Three-Bladed Doom” is an adventure short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, featuring his character El Borak. It was not published within Howard’s lifetime.

There are two different versions of this story. The first is shorter (24,000 words) than the second (42,000) words. The short version was printed first, in issue #4 of the magazine REH Lone Star Fictioneer (Spring 1976). The long version was printed the following year in the Zebra paperback Three-Bladed Doom (July 1977). Both of these versions, however, had their beginning and ending substantially re-written by Byron Roark, editor of REH Lone Star Fictioneer. The restored version was printed in issue #10 of the fanzine REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (Winter 2006).

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Cover: The Witch of the Indies by Stephen Fabian
The Witch of the Indies

Robert E. Howard created the character Terence Vulmea or Black Vulmea. This is a pastiche by David C. Smith. 

She was a recklessly attractive woman, this Katherine O’Donnell. Fully rigged in the outlaw fashion of her crew, her wild red hair falling away loosely down her shoulders, and with eyes like chips of green flame, she looked worthy of the name that followed her about: THE WITCH OF THE INDIES.

He was a giant of a man, with beard and hair that flowed like black flame, a brace of pistols about his waist and dagger in his hand. There was no match for him on any of the seas; he knew no superstition. But he knew fear when he was challenged by the red-haired wench, he whom they called BLACK VULMEA.

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Cover: For the Witch of the Mists by Doug Beekman
For the Witch of the Mists

Robert E. Howard created the character Bran Mak Morn. This is a pastiche by David C. Smith and Richard L. Tierney. The story centers around Bran being captured by Roman soldiers, fighting in the arena, his escape, and recovery and protection of the Witch of the Mists, a powerful demi-god reborn as a human girl.

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Cover: Legion from the Shadows by Jeff Jones
Legion from the Shadows

Robert E. Howard created the character Bran Mak Morn. Karl Edward Wagner wrote this pastiche, continuing the adventures of the Pictish king, Bran Mak Morn. Called Legion from the Shadows (1976), it starts with the destruction of the Roman IX Legion in second century Caledonia under the blades of the savage Picts. 

Wagner’s novel is a direct sequel to Howard’s own Bran Mak Morn story, “Worms of the Earth.”. To avenge his tribesman, crucified at the behest of the sadistic Roman governor, Bran secures the aid of the titular Worms of the Earth, a monstrous race of degenerate subterranean semi-human creatures. It all ends in bloody death and horror, and Bran realizes some forces are too hideous to use even against one’s most hated enemy.

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Cover: The Mists of Doom by Doug Beekman
The Mists of Doom

The Mists of Doom was the third Cormac novel that Andrew H. Offutt wrote about Robert E. Howard’s character. It’s a prequel to the rest of the series, explaining how Cormac got banished from his homeland and detailing what’s known of his early life.

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Cover: The Undying Wizard by Jeff Jones
The Undying Wizard

Robert E. Howard created the character Cormac Mac Art. The author Andrew J. Offutt continued the adventures of Cormac by writing his own stories. As far as I know, he wrote 6 novels about Howard’s hero.

This is the Zebra book from 1976. Cormac Mac Art, the son of an Irish king, forced to live the life of an outlaw after he is unjustly accused of a crime, is finally vindicated and then pursued by an evil wizard who has waited centuries to seek revenge

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Cover: Sword of the Gael by Jeff Jones
The Sword of the Gael

Robert E. Howard created the character Cormac Mac Art. The author Andrew J. Offutt continued the adventures of Cormac by writing his own stories. As far as I know, he wrote 6 novels about Howard’s hero.

In this Zebra book from 1975, Cormac and his faithful comrade Wulfhere Skull-splitter, are hurled through a swirling maelstrom to a faraway shore. There, Cormac joins up with Princess Samaire and sets out to regain a throne.

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Cover: The Second Book of Robert E. Howard (1976) • by Jeff Jones
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard

Zebra Books, 1976; Volume 2 of 2. Mass market paperback, 1st edition. Introduction by the book’s editor Glenn Lord. Includes a mixture of poems and short stories.

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Cover: The Book of Robert E. Howard (1976) • by Jeff Jones
Notes: Stated First Printing: February 1976.
The Book of Robert E. Howard

Zebra Books, 1976; Volume 1 of 2. Mass market paperback, 1st edition. Introduction by the book’s editor Glenn Lord. Includes sixteen poems, and several of Howard’s stories.

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Cover: Tigers of the Sea by Jeff Jones
Tigers of the Sea

The Zebra book of Tigers of the Sea is a collection of fantasy short stories by Robert E. Howard about the pirate Cormac Mac Art, a Gael who joins a band of Danish Vikings during the reign of King Arthur. (Historically, Cormac Mac Art is the name of a famous High King of Ireland, but among the many legends told of him there is no reference to him having been a pirate.)

Tigers of the Sea was first published in 1973 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 3,400 copies. The stories feature Howard’s character Cormac Mac Art; the volume was edited by Richard L. Tierney.

Except for one, the stories are pure historical fiction, dealing with struggles between various groups of human beings waged by mundane human weapons. The exception is “The Temple of Abomination”, in which Cormac Mac Art and his Viking fellows defeat the last of the monstrous Serpent Men, whom King Kull fought in the much earlier Howardian cycle.