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.
This entire issue can be downloaded here
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.”
Achieves notable heights of cosmic fear — H.P. Lovecraft