Sunday, May 27, 2018

New at Howard Works

Thanks to Rafal Chojnacki ( the tip on this title.

Gdanski Klub Fantastyki (Polish)
Claps 16
Featuring:  "The Curse of the Golden Skull"

Thanks to Rafal Chojnacki ( the tip on this title.

Gdanski Klub Fantastyki
Informator Literacko-Graficzny GKF
Featuring:  "The Striking of the Gong"

Thanks to Richard Sheehan for the tip on this title.

Arcturus Publishing
The Classic Fantasy Collection
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
"Rogues in the House"
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"Queen of the Black Coast"

Thanks to Scotty Henderson for the info and scans.

Bill Cavalier
Cold Steel #16
Featuring:  "The Dust Dance" (2)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
Now available for pre-order!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Pictures in the Fire.

This volume collects the remaining weird fiction, as well as various other items that have not previously been published by either Del Rey or REHFP.
All stories, poetry and letters have been restored to the original text, where available.
A large number of works in this volume will be making their debut in a mass market publication, including many first referenced in Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt more than 40 years ago.

This volume checks in at 452 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered.
Cover art by Bill “Indy” Cavalier; edited and with an introduction by Paul Herman. This collection will make its debut at Howard Days 2018, in Cross Plains, Texas.
Pre-order yours today!

Pictures in the Fire is $45 for REHF Premium members, $50 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping options:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9.50
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3.50
Canada via Global Priority: $34
Australia via Global Priority: $47
Europe via Global Priority: $47

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK.
Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal to, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to:
The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted).

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Robert E. Howard Foundation

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Skelos Press
The Robert E. Howard Guide by Patrice Louinet

Debuting in two weeks at Howard Days - The Robert E. Howard Guide by Patrice Louinet from Skelos Press!

Regular trade edition and (while they last) signed numbered limited edition.
Preorder info coming soon.

Thanks to Jeffrey Shanks for the info!

Coming in October!

Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Art/Cover), Richard Corben (Art), Joe Kubert (Art), Joseph Michael Linsner (Art), Paul Lee (Art), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

Conan returns to his homeland to explore his roots and find renewed purpose as a young mercenary. This complete collection of Dark Horse's Conan the Cimmerian run gathers issues #0 to #25 of that celebrated series together, including all variant cover work! The award-winning creative team of Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia adapt several of Robert E. Howard's original Conan stories and tell new tales that tie everything together chronologically.

648 pages, $99.99, in stores on October 17.

Dark Horse Comics

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ar-I-E'ch and the Spell of Cthulhu: 
An Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard's Lovecraftian Fiction
by Fred Blosser 
Now available!

What Lurks in Realms Beyond
Robert E. Howard's correspondence with H.P. Lovecraft inspired the two-fisted creator of Conan the Barbarian to pit his square-jawed modern heroes against cosmic horrors, colossal beasts, and cannibalistic children of the night, in a short-lived effort to open new markets for his fiction.

In this book, the first in the "Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard" series, Howard scholar Fred Blosser analyzes each of REH's Cthulhu Mythos stories, unpacking their plots, their themes, and their unexpected linkages to Howard's other works.

Along with his stories set in the Cthulhu Mythos, REH also wrote tales inspired by Lovecraftian themes, but not part of the Mythos itself. Blosser looks at each of these stories as well.

Though Howard couldn't match Lovecraft's dreamy, sinuous prose, nor did he much care for the timid Lovecraftian "hero", his small canon of Cthulhu fiction expanded the Mythos and gave us men (and sometimes women) not afraid to challenge the cosmic terrors that threatened their sanity and their souls.

With Blosser as your guide, you'll shake loose from Conan and experience an important but often overlooked facet of Robert E. Howard's storytelling genius.

The book includes a selected reading list, a study of elder horrors in the Kull stories, and an examination of a trio of tales that REH set in a most unlikely locale (for him): the haunted seaport.

Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Available on Amazon

Western Weirdness and Voodoo Vengeance: 
An Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard's American Horrors
By Fred Blosser
Now available!

What Stalks the American West...
Before he invented the Hyborian Age and Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard populated the arid plains of his native Texas and the fetid swamps of nearly Lousiana with cultists, demons, dark gods, and unspeakable things from the dawn of time and from fever-haunted realms of lunacy.

In this book, the second in the "Informal Guide to Robert E. Howard" series, Howard scholar Fred Blosser analyzes each of REH's regional stories, unpacking their plots, their themes, and their unexpected linkages to Howard's other works.

Despite its quality, Howard's regional fiction is relatively unknown today. Instead of lusty barbarians, the heroes in these tales are two-fisted rural everymen caught up in infernal schemes beyond their ken. With six-shooter in place of sword, they meet toe-to-toe the depraved horrors and gibbering monstrosities that gather in remote cabins, dismal plantations, and small, secret-ridden towns.

With Blosser as your guide, you'll shake loose from Conan and experience an important but often overlooked facet of Robert E. Howard's storytelling genius.

The book includes a selected reading list and a lengthy discussion of Roy Thomas' adaptation of REH's better regional fiction into sword-and-sorcery tales for Marvel's Conan the Barbarian comic book.

Paperback: 158 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

Available on Amazon

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dear Mr. Jacobi; Cordially, Robert E. Howard 
by Bobby Derie

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

New at Howard Works

Rea  (Polish)
Conan barbarzynca (2012 & 2015 editions)
"The Hyborian Age"
"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"
"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"
"Beyond the Black River"
"Shadows in Zamboula"
"Red Nails"
"The Hour of the Dragon"

Fabryka Slów (Polish)
Wielka ksiega fantasy
Featuring:  "The Valley of the Worm"

Glénat (French)
Conan le Cimmérien: La reine de la côte noire
Featuring: "Queen of the Black Coast"

Murania Press
Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents #4: Pulpourri
Featuring: "Black Talons"

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pictures in the Fire

The next offering from the REH Foundation Press is PICTURES IN THE FIRE.
The cover art is by Howard Days 2018 Guest of Honor Bill Cavalier.

This should be available in early June.

Thanks to Rob Roehm for the info.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

New at Howard Works 

Agharta  (Polish)
Królestwo Cieni i inne opowiadania z mitologii Cthulhu
"Arkham" (poem)
"The Black Stone"
"The Thing on the Roof"
"The Fire of Asshurbanipal" (1)
"The Shadow Kingdom"
"Worms of the Earth"
"The Children of the Night"
"People of the Dark"
"The Black Bear Bites"
"Dig Me No Grave"
"The Hoofed Thing"
"The Challenge from Beyond" (fragment)
"Black Eons" (fragment)
"The House in the Oaks" (fragment)
"The Door to the World" (fragment)

Fabryka Slów  (Polish)
Wielka ksiega potworów. Tom 1
Featuring: "The Horror from the Mound"

Glénat (French)
Conan le Cimmérien: Le Colosse noir
Featuring:  "Black Colossus"

Thanks to Scotty Henderson for the scans and info.

Bill Cavalier
Cold Steel #10
Untitled ("The Baron of Fenland . . .") (poem)
"Flight" (poem, lines 1-2, 5-8, 15-20, 23-24)

Updated at Howard Works
Thanks to Scotty Henderson for the scans and info.

Thomas Kovacs
Barnswoggle #1
Featuring: "Neolithic Love Song" (poem)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Fabulous Conan Series
1957 Gnome Press Catalog page

Doug Ellis has posted a rare bit of Robert E. Howard Conan ephemera on Facebook.  

Doug Ellis says:
Below is the front page of the 1957 Gnome Press catalog.
The catalog is four pages long, printed on an 11" x 17" sheet of paper folded in half.

Among other books, it advertises "The Fabulous Conan Series," stating "CONAN, the very-human splendid barbarian, who found high adventure and fought both men or demon in his climb to kingship in the magical pre-dawn lands of Hyboria." And then followed by a quote on the Conan stories from a professor in the History Department at SMU.

Inside was a one sided sheet offering their Christmas Discount Offer, 10 books for $12.
I'd gladly pay that!

Thanks to Doug Ellis for posting this!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

New at Howard Works

BookRage (Polish)
Conan Barbarzynca. Tom 1
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter"
"The God in the Bowl"
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"Black Colossus"
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
"The Slithering Shadow"
"The Pool of the Black One"
"Rogues in the House"
"The Vale of Lost Women"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The Hyborian Age"

BookRage (Polish)
Conan zdobywca. Tom 2
"The Hour of the Dragon"
"A Witch Shall Be Born"
"The People of the Black Circle"
"Drums of Tombalku"

Sir Angels
A Witch Shall Be Born
Featuring: "A Witch Shall Be Born"

Arcturus Publishing
Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"The Shadow Kingdom"

Thanks to Richard Sheehan and Jim Barron for alerting me to this title.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

In a little West Texas town, Conan’s creator still lives
By Joe Holley

Article in the Houston Chronicle.

Friday, May 4, 2018

PULPOURRI by Ed Hulse, Rick Lai, Will Murray, Laurie Powers, Jeffrey Shanks, Dave Smith
Edited by Ed Hulse
Now available!

Featuring an REH article and reprint.

Webster's Dictionary describes Potpourri as "a miscellaneous collection."
Murania Press describes Pulpourri as "a miscellaneous collection of well-written, impeccably researched essays on pulp fiction and how it influenced American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

This latest volume in the BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS series has been assembled by Ed Hulse, co-editor of Amazon's best-selling THE ART OF THE PULPS, from contributions by some of today's most distinguished pop-culture scholars and archeologists. Their lengthy, informative essays are profusely illustrated with pulp and book covers, interior artwork, rare photographs, and movie posters. And the works herein are new to this volume, not culled from back issues of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER.

Hulse leads off the book with a 15,000-word piece on the masterwork of celebrated mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart: THE BAT, which began life as a 1907 pulp yarn and over the next several decades was revived in books, movies, and even a hit Broadway play. More importantly, it influenced the creation of Batman by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

In other essays: Jeffrey Shanks looks at colonialism in the pulps. Dave Smith chronicles the exploits of the original Suicide Squad, a trio of hard-charging FBI agents from the pulp ACE G-MAN STORIES. Laurie Powers profiles Street & Smith's top female editor, Daisy Bacon, who made LOVE STORY MAGAZINE the top-selling pulp and ended her career trying to revive the flagging SHADOW and DOC SAVAGE pulps. Will Murray reveals the early literary efforts of Robert Maxwell, best known for producing the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN radio and TV shows but also a prolific contributor to the notorious girlie pulps published by DC Comics head honcho Harry Donenfeld. And in a massive (18,000 words), exhaustively researched piece, Rick Lai discusses the use of ancient religion and mythology in the works of Conan creator Robert E. Howard. This essay is accompanied by a reprint of Howard's "Black Talons," a weird mystery from 1933 and one of his most obscure stories.

In the realm of motion pictures adapted from pulp yarns, Ed Hulse documents the making of HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS, the 1938 Republic serial version of William L. Chester's classic adventure yarn from BLUE BOOK magazine. And we present what may be the only surviving photos taken on location during production of the aborted 1935 film featuring Street & Smith's Western-pulp hero Pete Rice.

Blood 'n' Thunder Presents #4
Introduction by Ed Hulse
Trade paperback, 8 1/2 x 11, 216 pages


2018 Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Conan le Cimmérien - Le colosse noir 
Full color edition is now available!
B&W edition coming May 16!

Screenwriter Vincent Brugeas
Draftsman and Colorist Ronan Toulhoat

Based in the city of Khoraja, Conan tries his luck serving Amalric's mercenaries. While waiting for the fight, he leads a life of ordinary troop, drinking and frolicking in the taverns. Fate catches up with him one night as he accidentally meets Yesmala, princess and regent of the kingdom in person. She would have seen Conan in a dream: the gods have designated him as the general who must lead his armies against the demonic hordes of the wizard Nathok. As a private soldier, Conan the barbarian becomes the only hope of an entire kingdom.

The authors of the remark Roy des Ribauds plunge us into a black and warlike adventure imbued with witchcraft.
The trait of Ronan Toulhoat unfolds all its excess in the gigantism of architectures and epic battles.

Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 72 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344012475

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 72 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029510

Conan le Cimmérien - La reine de la côte noire 
Full color edition is now available!
B&W edition coming May 16!

Writer Jean-David Morvan
Designer Pierre Alary
Colorist Sedyas

Pursued for killing a judge, Conan found refuge in extremis on a merchant ship. But shortly after setting sail, the Cimmerian and his new companions face a threat: the pirates of the legendary Bêlit, self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Coast! After a tough fight, Conan is a sensation to his terrible opponent who soon falls in love. She sees in him the one she has always expected, the pirate king who will lead his men to glory ...

Jean-David Morvan and Pierre Alary deliver a great performance of The Queen of the Black Coast, Conan's matrix narrative that shows all the facets of the character and forms the synthesis of its mythological essence.

Language: French
Hardcover, 240 x 320 mm, 64 pages, Full Color, 14.95 €
EAN / ISBN: 9782344011966

Language: French
Hardcover, 275 x 368 mm, 64 pages, Black & White, 29.50 €
EAN/ISBN : 9782344029503

Now available!

(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art) Luca Pizzari
Cover A: Luca Pizzari
Cover B: Bart Sears (Not shown)
Cover C: Julio Das Pastoras (retailer incentive cover)

Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns!

Kull's quest through time continues as he moves from bloody revolution to even bloodier civil war, only to find a hideous evil lurks in the night, threatening to forever change the New Atlantis' future.
Can Kull stop the flesh-eating monsters that hunt in the dark before it's too late?!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

IDW Publishing

Arriving in comic shops May 9!

Timothy Truman (Writer/Art), Roy Thomas (Writer), Darick Robertson (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), Joe Kubert (Art), Mike Hawthorne (Pencils), John Lucas (Inks), Jason Gorder (Inks), José Villarrubia (Color), Dave Stewart (Color), Dan Jackson (Color), and Cary Nord (Cover)

The Dark Horse Conan Omnibus series continues with more acclaimed dark fantasy tales of hot blood and cold steel, Including the adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Iron Shadows in the Moon" and the long-awaited return of Conan the Barbarian comics scribe Roy Thomas, in "Road of Kings."

Collects Conan volume 9: Free Companions (Conan the Cimmerian #14, #16-21), Conan volume 10: Iron Shadows in the Moon (Conan the Cimmerian 22-25, Conan and the Mad King of Gaul, Conan: Weight of the Crown), Conan volume 11: Road of Kings (Conan: Road of Kings #1-6).

Trade paperback, 456 pages, $24.99

Dark Horse Comics

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Upcoming REH related publications.
Estimated ship dates as of 05/01/2018
All dates are subject to change.

Available since last update

In your future



WONDER WOMAN/CONAN Hardcover (DC Comics/Dark Horse)

This replaces KULL ETERNAL #4 and #5 which have been cancelled.




Date to be announced
THE ROBERT E. HOWARD GUIDE by Patrice Louinet (Skelos Press)