Sunday, December 15, 2019

New at Howard Works

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)  
I figli di Asshur (1994)
"The Footfalls Within"
"The Hills of the Dead"
"The Children of Asshur"
"The Castle of the Devil"

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)  
I figli di Asshur (2012 & 2018)
"The Footfalls Within"
"The Hills of the Dead"
"The Children of Asshur"
"The Castle of the Devil"

Thanks to Rusty Burke and REHupa for the info and scans.

Rusty Burke
Seanchai #60 (distributed in REHupa #108)
To Robert W. Gordon, February 4, 1925,
"I am sending you a few songs . . ."
To Robert W. Gordon, February 15, 1926,
"I was delighted to receive your letter . . ."
To Robert W. Gordon, January 2, 1927,
"Upon seeing a request of yours in a late . . ."

Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 24
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"Cimmeria" (poem)

Friday, December 13, 2019

“The Howards Are a Moving People”
By Rob Roehm

New post at the Howard History blog.

Robert E. Howard Changed My Life 
Coming in 2020!

Recently publisher Rogue Blades Foundation announced the release next year of the title Robert E. Howard Changed My Life.

Award-winning author Adrian Cole will appear in that book.

Cole offers some of his memories of discovering Howard and how such affected his writing career in a new article posted at Black Gate.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Conan le Cimmérien - Le Peuple du Cercle Noir N&B
The People of the Black Circle
Now available!

In the kingdom of Vendhya, when the king has just been defeated by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha, his sister, Yasmina, decides to avenge her ... She decides, to take care of it, to make contact with Conan, then head of afghuli tribe. But while many of his warriors have just been killed by the men of the kingdom of Vendhya, he has other plans in mind. The princess believed she could use the Cimmerian, it is rather she who will serve her interests ...

Sylvain Runberg and the prodigious draftsman Jae Kwang adapt one of Robert E. Howard's most ambitious and complex narratives. An adventure where epic battles, witchcraft and plots mingle in a fantasy, mystical and scary Orient.

Scriptwriter: Sylvain Runberg
Designer: Park Jae Kwang
Format: 275 x 365 mm
Pages: 72
29.50 €

Now available!

Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)


* At last - the final showdown between Valeria and her quarry!
* But as VALERIA confronts the shocking revelations of her brother's death, what will this mean for her, and for the Knights of Mitra?
* All your questions will be answered!
Plus: The final chapter of the all-new novella "THE FALL OF THOTH-AMON."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Now available!

Frank Tieri (Writer)
Andrea Di Vito (Art)
Dave Wilkens (Cover)
Patch Zircher (Variant Cover)


* After witnessing a heinous crime, CONAN hunts down a mysterious demonic sect.
* But whatever his intentions, Conan may well doom the nation if he doesn't solve the mystery in time!
* An epic quest across the Kothian Hills and a surprise twist!
* Plus: The concluding chapter of the all-new novella "THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Barbarian Life: 
A Literary Biography of Conan the Barbarian (Volume Two) 
by Roy Thomas (Author), Bob McLain (Editor)
Now available!

Know Again, O Reader...
In thousands of four-color panels for Marvel Comics, Roy Thomas told the tale of Robert E. Howard’s greatest creation, Conan the Barbarian. Now, in this definitive biography and analysis, Roy chronicles Conan’s comic-book life, issue by issue, plot by plot, and artist by artist.

For ten years, from October 1970 when Roy and artist Barry Smith assembled the first issue of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian, to October 1980 when Roy and artist John Buscema completed their last issue together on the series, Thomas wrote of Conan's gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth—as well as the wars, the wenches, and the wizardry that bedeviled the Cimmerian from one issue to the next.

In this second of three volumes, Roy Thomas explains the creative process behind nearly 50 issues (#52–#100) of Conan the Barbarian. Roy talks about how he plotted and scripted each issue, devised new adventures for Conan that expanded Howard's original stories into a world-spanning epic, and worked with such Conan artists and inkers as John Buscema, Gil Kane, Ernie Chan, and George Roussos.

Whether you’re a Conan fan or a comics fan, you'll enjoy this in-depth look at a Marvel comic-book classic.

Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches