The Thief of Forthe

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A shuddery story of the dreadful weird magic of a treacherous aged sorcerer

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The Mark of the Monster

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A Powerful Tale of Weird Horror

This entire issue can be downloaded here

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Frozen Beauty

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An arresting story of a great surgeon’s weird experiment

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The Devil In Iron

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The plot concerns the resurrection of a mythical demon due to the theft of a sacred dagger, and an unrelated trap that lures Conan to the island fortress roamed by the demon. Due to its plot loopholes and borrowed elements from Iron Shadows in the Moon, some Howard scholars claim this story is the weakest of the early Conan tales.

This complete issue can be downloaded here

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Shadows in Zamboula

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A classic Conan tale. 

The story takes place over a night in Zamboula, with political intrigue amidst streets filled with roaming cannibals. It features the character Baal-pteor, one of the few humans in the Conan stories to be a physical challenge for the Cimmerian himself. The full text is availible here.

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The Heart of Siva

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This is my 1,000 post here on Pulpcovers.com, and I think a Weird Tales cover by Margaret Brundage is the perfect way to mark this milestone. She is one of the quintessential artists who defined the look of the quintessential Pulp magazine. This entire issue can be downloaded here

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Original covers for Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, published between 1933 and 1936

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All nine were painted by Margaret Brundage, who was the most popular of Weird Tales’ cover artists. She was known for her images depicting bondage and flagellation of women. Authors would insert unnecessary scenes depicting nude women being tortured or whipped to ensure their story got the cover of an issue.