Monday, February 20, 2017

Robert E. Howard Days: June 8 - 10, 2017
The event schedule is now posted.

The schedule for Howard Days 2017 is posted at the link below. The organizers are in the process of firming up the panels this year and we should have that up later this week.


All panels were moved to the First United Methodist Church at 1000 Main Street, where we'll utilize their spacious and wired-for-presentations Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

New at Howard Works

Bard  (Bulgarian)
Konan Voinat
"Red Nails"
"Jewels of Gwahlur"
"Beyond the Black River"

Bard (Bulgarian)
Konan Skitnika
"Shadows in Zamboula"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The Flame Knife"

Black Stone Press
Ar-I-E’ch and the Spell of Cthulhu: 
An Informal Guide to R. E. Howard’s Lovecraftian Fiction

Zero-Sum Press
Almuric and Other Fantasies
"Spear and Fang"
"The Voice of El-Lil"
"People of the Dark"
"Witch from Hell's Kitchen"
"The Lost Race"

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Gary Gianni’s MonsterMen and Other Scary Stories TP
Coming in July!

Features "Old Garfield's Heart" illustrated by Gary Gianni

Gary Gianni created one of the strangest occult detective teams in comics history: millionaire filmmaker Lawrence St. George and his associate, Benedict, of the venerable guild of Corpus Monstrum. They navigate a peculiar and deadly world plagued by squid pirates, zombie cowboys, abominable snowmen, mustachioed skulls, and fat, flying demons.

Gianni’s meticulous and evocative art combined with his haunting but often hilarious writing create a horror comic unlike anything else on the stands. This book also includes classic prose stories by Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and more, illustrated by Gianni.

Trade Paperback, 8” x 10″, b&w, 168 pages, $19.99, On sale July 5

Dark Horse Comics

Conan the Slayer #10
Coming in May!

Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Sergio Dávila (Cover)

Where once was an abandoned ruin, the glittering city of Xapur suddenly rises again. Conan, drawn by deceit to the ancient necropolis, is now lost in this resurrected fortress . . . but he is not alone. For the demon Khosatral Khel, the Devil in Iron, walks the streets once more!

“I am not sure what it is, but Bunn-Dávila-Atiyeh have nailed it. Conan is in fine hands in this title, and I really am eager to see the next issue!”—Outright Geekery

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 31

Dark Horse Comics

Thursday, February 16, 2017

by Fred Blosser 
Now available!

AR-I-E’CH AND THE SPELL OF CTHULHU: AN INFORMAL GUIDE TO R.E. HOWARD’S LOVECRAFTIAN FICTION provides a new reference to Robert E. Howard's classic tales of the Cthulhu Mythos and related horror fantasies inspired by the chilling cosmic vision of H.P. Lovecraft. Included are an introductory overview of Howard, Lovecraft, and the Mythos; summaries and discussions of the stories; a short essay on the associations between the Cthulhu Mythos and Howard's most celebrated heroic-fantasy character; a catalog of Howard's signature additions to the Mythos (persons, places, sinister books, and gods); and a selected reading list. Fred Blosser is a veteran commentator on the fiction of Robert E. Howard, published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR, THE DARK MAN, AMRA, and Marvel Comics magazines based on Howard's characters. He has also published in CINEMA RETRO, THE DARK SIDE, THE ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE, MYSTERY SCENE, and other magazines about the fantasy, horror, and detective genres.

File Size: 3045 KB
Print Length: 91 pages
Publisher: Black Stone Press
Kindle price: $2.99

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chicken Fried Cthulhu: A Skelos Press Anthology
New Kickstarter project featuring REH!

A dark and irreverent anthology of Lovecraftian fiction set in Texas and the Southwest.

It’s time to shine a light into the dark corners of the Southwest; places like Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexio, where the land is impossibly old, and civilization is new and precarious. The ground in these parts is soaked with blood, with oil, with sweat. There are no tears. They shoot you for wasting water around here.

Chicken Fried Cthulhu pays tribute to the authors who first carved out a place for themselves in the vast, open countryside, and paved the way for new authors to leave their indelible mark on Mythos fiction. But like the outlaws and outsiders who settled in the southwest, they prefer to do it their way: bloody, bawdy, and belligerent.  Lovecraftian fiction done the only way we know how to do it: chicken fried!

Chicken Fried Cthulhu is a collection of new and reprint stories set in and around the southwest by southwestern writers. Included in this sensational line-up: Zelia Bishop, Christopher Brown, Walter DeBill, Jr., Bradley Denton, Robert E. Howard, Joe Lansdale, Caroline Specter and Don Webb for starters. More authors will be announced during and after the Kickstarter is concluded. Thirteen authors (and more, with your help) with a unique, one-of-a-kind take on the Cthulhu Mythos that is unmistakably Weird. And we're going to debut the book at this year's World Fantasy Convention in San Antonio, Texas!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

New at Howard Works

Bard  (Bulgarian)
Konan Uzurpatorat
"The Treasure of Tranicos"
"Wolves Beyond the Border"
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Scarlet Citadel"

Bard  (Bulgarian)
Konan Zavoevatelya
Featuring: "Conan the Conqueror"

Goodman Games
Pulp Replica: Weird Tales - October 1934
Featuring: "The People of the Black Circle"  (Part 2 of 3)

Goodman Games
Pulp Replica: Weird Tales - July 1936
Featuring:  "Red Nails"  (Part 1 of 3)