Sunday, August 19, 2018

Conan and Sappho: 
Robert E. Howard on Lesbians Part 1 
by Bobby Derie

New post at the On An Underwood No. 5 blog.

New at Howard Works

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Italian)
Conan. Il cerchio nero
"The Pool of the Black One"
"Rogues in the House"
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The People of the Black Circle"
"A Witch Shall Be Born"
"Jewels of Gwahlur"

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore  (Italian)
Millemondiestate 1990: 1 Romanzo breve e 15 Racconti
Featuring:  "For the Love of Barbara Allen"

Apollyon Press
Slave, Soldier, and King
"The Shadow Kingdom"
"The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune"
"The Phoenix on the Sword"

Marvel Comics
Marvel Premiere #34
Featuring:  "Red Shadows" (Part 2 of 2)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

New at Howard Works

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Italian)
Conan il barbaro 
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"Black Colossus"
"The Slithering Shadow"
"The Pool of the Black One"
"Rogues in the House"
"Iron Shadows in the Moon" 
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The People of the Black Circle"
"A Witch Shall Be Born"
"Jewels of Gwahlur"
"Beyond the Black River"
"The Man-Eaters of Zamboula" 
"Red Nails"
"The God in the Bowl"
"The Black Stranger"
"Gods of the North"
"The Vale of Lost Women"
"The Hour of the Dragon"

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Italian)
I miti di Lovecraft 
"The Thing on the Roof"
"The Fire of Asshurbanipal" (1)

Fiction House Press
Oriental Stories Volume 1 Number 1
Featuring:   "The Voice of El-Lil"

Marvel Comics
Marvel Premiere #33
Featuring:  "Red Shadows" (Part 1 of 2)


Added preliminary and final double page art spread by Harold DeLay.
Thanks to Doug Ellis for the scans.

Sun Publications
Golden Fleece Volume 1 Number 2
Featuring: "Black Vulmea's Vengeance"

Friday, August 10, 2018

Coming in December!

Know, O Prince, that between the time that saw the sinking of Atlantis and the glittering cities ... there was an unsuspected Age, during which resplendent realms spread across the globe. But the most illustrious of the kingdoms of this world was Aquilonia, whose supremacy was undisputed in the dreaming West. It was in this country that came Conan, the Cimmerian - black hair, dark eyes, sword in hand, a thief, a looter, a killer, with fits of melancholy just as disproportionate as his joys - to tread his sandals thrones constellated with jewels of the Earth.

Conan is one of the most famous fictional characters in the world. Robert E. Howard created it in 1932 and with him, heroic fantasy .

This hero, as well as the evocative power of his author's writing, has had and still has a major influence on the Western imagination.

For the first time, here is the complete Conan Adventures in one volume, an exceptional edition with limited edition and beautifully enriched with 251 illustrations including 21 full color pages by:

Johann Bodin
Mikaël Bourgouin
Miguel Coimbra Square
Gary Gianni
Bastien Lecouffe-Deharme
Victor Leza Moreno
Vincent Madras
Gregory Manchess
Thimothée Montaigne
Jean-Sebastien Rossbach
Mark Schultz
Marc Simonetti

Photo: Under license from Conan Properties International LLC.
Translator: François Truchaud, Patrice Louinet
Release date: 12/09/2018
ISBN: 9791028104375
Price: 55.00 €
Number of pages: 1312
Format: Beautiful book
Edition: Hardcover
Language: French

Thanks to Scott Tee for the interior art images!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Black Vulmea's Vengeance: 
Harold DeLay's preliminary double-page spread.

"Black Vulmea's Vengeance" first appeared in GOLDEN FLEECE Volume 1 Number 2 published in November 1938. The story was illustrated by Harold DeLay. DeLay had previously illustrated three REH stories in WEIRD TALES. These were "Black Caanan" (WEIRD TALES, June 1936), "Red Nails" (WEIRD TALES, July, August-September, and October 1936), and "Black Hound of Death" (WEIRD TALES, November 1936). He would go on to illustrate "Gates of Empire" in GOLDEN FLEECE Volume 2 Number 1 (January 1939).

Pulp and art collector Doug Ellis recently purchased a preliminary of the opening double-page spread for Robert E. Howard's "Black Vulmea's Vengeance." With Doug's kind permission I am posting the preliminary illustration along with the finished piece that was published in GOLDEN FLEECE. Both scans are courtesy of Doug Ellis and will be be added to the Howard Works listing for GOLDEN FLEECE Volume 1 Number 2. This is a rare opportunity to see something that is not often seen. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

New at Howard Works

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Italian)
Bran Mak Morn
"Men of the Shadows"
"Kings of the Night"
"A Song of the Race" (poem)
"Worms of the Earth"
"The Dark Man"
"The Lost Race"
"The Little People"
"The Children of the Night"

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Italian)
Featuring:  "The Thing on the Roof"

Fiction House Press
The Magic Carpet Magazine Volume 4 Number 1
"Alleys of Darkness"
"The Shadow of the Vulture"

Marvel Comics
Supernatural Thrillers #3
Featuring:  "The Valley of the Worm"

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Savage Sword of Conan: 
The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1
Coming in April 2019!

Crom! This inaugural volume ushers in Marvel's line of definitive Savage Sword of Conan collections. Full-color covers, letters pages, pinups, extensive articles and reviews on Conan, his world and his creator -everything's included just as no one is spared the vengeance of Conan! After the breakout success of Conan's color comic, Marvel brought the legendary sword-and-sorcery saga of Robert E. Howard's hero to its black-and-white magazine line. In lushly illustrated novel-length adventures with all the drama, violence and allure the comic book medium can off er, writer Roy Thomas and Marvel's greatest artists craft a host of Conan classics like Barry Windsor-Smith's "Red Nails" and John Buscema's "Black Colossus" and "A Witch Shall Be Born" featuring the infamous Tree of Death are just the beginning!

SAVAGE TALES (1971) 1-5;
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) 1-12, SPECIAL (1975) 1

On Sale: April 2, 2019
Price: $100.00 ($127.00 In Canada)
Size: 7-1/4" X 10-7/8"
Pages: 984