Tam, Son of the Tiger

26825744-Tam,_Son_of_the_Tiger_1 thumbnail
26825748-Tam,_Son_of_the_Tiger_2 thumbnail
26825750-Tam,_Son_of_the_Tiger_3 thumbnail
Weird Tales, October 1931 thumbnail
Weird Tales_31-08_008 thumbnail
Weird Tales_31-08_033 thumbnail
Weird Tales_31-08_073 thumbnail
Weird-Tales-1931-10-p016 thumbnail
Weird-Tales-1931-10-p035 thumbnail
Weird-Tales-1931-10-p057 thumbnail
Weird Tales, October 1931
Weird Tales_31-08_008
Weird Tales_31-08_033
Weird Tales_31-08_073

The complete August issue, which includes the Lovecraft classic The Whisper In Darkness, can be downloaded here. The October issue, which features the Turlogh O’Brien story The Gods of Bal-Sagoth by Robert E. Howard, is here.

via via via via

The Fire of Asshurbanipal

1795469914_250df0cb9f_o thumbnail
15856379370_ff9a90dbba_o thumbnail
WT193612-p005 thumbnail
WT193612-p021 thumbnail
WT193612-p029 thumbnail
WT193612-p045 thumbnail
WT193612-p061 thumbnail
WT193612-p087 thumbnail

This issue includes Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft (both writing a Cthulhu Mythos tale) and Robert Bloch and Otis Adelbert Kline and E. Hoffmann Price and Manly Wade Wellman and Henry Kuttner and August Derleth. The only one missing is Clark Ashton Smith, but he got a letter in, so he’s included too. And then there’s a cover by J. Allen St. John and interior art by Virgil Finlay. This entire issue can be downloaded here.

The cover story by Robert E Howard is a personal favorite of mine. The full text can be read here.

via via via

The Ghost Table

Weird Tales - February 1928 thumbnail
006-WT v11n02 (1928-02) 007 thumbnail
016-WT v11n02 (1928-02) 017 thumbnail
Weird Tales - February 1928
006-WT v11n02 (1928-02) 007
016-WT v11n02 (1928-02) 017

This seminal pulp marks the very first appearance of the Cthulhu Mythos by H. P. Lovecraft, via the oft-imitated but never surpassed story The Call of Cthulhu. It also contains The Dream Snake by Conan creator Robert E. Howard.

Of course, neither of those stories were quite good enough to get featured on the cover, which went to “an exciting tale of occult phenomena – a rampant beast, lusting to kill, this table with the tiger-claws.” The entire issue can be downloaded here