Friday, January 15, 2010

H. P. Lovecraft's Tribute to Robert E. Howard

Fantasy Magazine
was a highly respected early fanzine published by super fan and future Superman comics editor Julius Schwartz. In the September 1936 issue, the magazine published H. P. Lovecraft's memorial piece on Howard, with supplemental comments added by Otis Adelbert Kline, E. Hoffman Price, and Jack Byrne, the editor of Argosy magazine.

Here are scans of the original publication of the article.

Publisher Schwartz died in 2004, at age 88.


  1. I enjoyed reading these! Might just be my thickheaded ignorance, but I had no earthly idea there were fanzines that far back. I guess it shouldn't surprise me. Apparently Milton inspired fan-fiction back in his day from what I've been told. Thanks for sharing these!

    Lisa Tomecek-Bias

  2. Thanks for posting this! I had read HPL's piece, but it is the first time that I see these supplemental comments.

    Lisa, "The Hyborian Age" essay was first published as a serial in a fanzine, "The Phantagraph".



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