(October 2000)

Price
9.95 USD
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Wandering Star and Cross Plains Comics
Brand
Cross Plains; Wandering Star
ISBN
1-928909-03-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
192890903056
Editing
Michael J. Venables

Robert E. Howard's Worms Of The Earth (Table of Contents)

Bran Mak Morn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mark Schultz
Inks
Mark Schultz
Colors
Mark Schultz ?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Bran Mak Morn; Atla

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Bran Mak Morn / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Schultz

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Bran Mak Morn; Atla

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; illustrated with pencil sketch

Robert E. Howard's Worms Of The Earth (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael J. Venables ?
Pencils
Jim Keegan (art ? & photos); Gary Gianni (painting); Barry Windsor-Smith; Tim Conrad; J. M. Wilcox
Inks
Gary Gianni (painting); Tim Conrad; J. M. Wilcox; Jim Keegan ?
Colors
Gary Gianni (painting); George Freeman; Laurie E. Smith; Jim Keegan ?
Letters
?

Characters
Bran Mak Morn; Atla; Robert E. Howard

Indexer Notes

title/indicia/table of contents page; illustrated with art from pages 4, 9, 41, 55, 60, 62, & 63 of this book

Worms of the Earth (Table of Contents: 3)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (complete pencils on first few pages, partial pencils on later pages); Tim Conrad (finishes)
Inks
Tim Conrad
Colors
George Freeman; Laurie E. Smith
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Valerius; Titus Sulla; Centurious Publius; Grom; Bran Mak Morn [as Partha Mac Othna]
Synopsis
Bran Mak Morn witnesses one of his people being crucified by the Romans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

colourized version of black and white story; pencil art credits from Tim Conrad interview in this book

A Ghost in the Night (Worms of the Earth Part II) (Table of Contents: 4)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Tim Conrad
Inks
Tim Conrad
Colors
George Freeman; Laurie E. Smith
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Grom; Bran Mak Morn [as Partha Mac Othna]; Gonar; Valerius
Synopsis
Bran Mak Morn plans his revenge against the Romans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

colourized version of black and white story.

An Interview with Artist Tim Conrad (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ringgenberg; Tim Conrad
Pencils
Tim Conrad
Inks
Tim Conrad
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

interview with Tim Conrad about his and Barry Windsor-Smith's roles in creating the artwork for the "Worms of the Earth" stories; printed on pages 17 and 40 of this book; background is recolourized art from pages 21 & 24 of this book.

Curse of the Black Stone (Table of Contents: 6)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed)
Inks
Larry Gaydos (background assistant); Joyce Furman (airbrush assistant); Tim Conrad [as Tac] (signed)
Colors
George Freeman; Laurie E. Smith
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Bran Mak Morn; Titus Sulla; Atla
Synopsis
Bran Mak Morn seeks the assistance of a witch.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colourized version of black and white story; reprint does not include prologue page from original 7-page story; inker credits from the GCD index for the original publication of the story

A Toppling of Towers (Table of Contents: 7)

Bran Mak Morn / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Howard (original story); Roy Thomas (adaptation)
Pencils
Tim Conrad
Inks
Tim Conrad
Colors
George Freeman; Laurie E. Smith
Letters
Tom Orzechowski
Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor)

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Characters
Bran Mak Morn; Atla; Titus Sulla
Synopsis
Bran Mak Morn holds the sacred stone of subterranean beast-men hostage until they carry out his revenge on the Romans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

colourized version of black and white story.

Bran Mak Morn...Destroyer (Table of Contents: 8)

Bran Mak Morn / text article / 4.5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Blosser
Pencils
J. Allen St. John (painting); Frank Frazetta (painting); David Ireland (painting); Jeff Jones (painting); Manuel Sanjulian [as Sanjulian] (painting); Ken Kelly (painting); J. M. Wilcox; Steve Fabian; Virgil Finlay
Inks
J. Allen St. John (painting); Frank Frazetta (painting); David Ireland (painting); Jeff Jones (painting); Manuel Sanjulian [as Sanjulian] (painting); Ken Kelly (painting); J. M. Wilcox; Steve Fabian; Virgil Finlay
Colors
J. Allen St. John (painting); Frank Frazetta (painting); David Ireland (painting); Jeff Jones (painting); Manuel Sanjulian [as Sanjulian] (painting); Ken Kelly (painting)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Atla; Bran Mak Morn

Indexer Notes

Essay on Bran Mak Morn art; Weird Tales cover and black and white art (November 1932); Bran Mak Morn book covers (Dell, 1969; Donald Grant, 1974; Zebra, 1975; Ace, 1979; Cryptic, 1983; Orbit Publishing, 198?; Baen, 1996); Famous Fantastic Mysteries B&W art (June 1953)

The Adventures Of Two-Gun Bob (Table of Contents: 9)

Robert E. Howard / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Pencils
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Inks
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Colors
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Letters
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?

Genre
biography; history
Characters
Robert E. Howard; Tevis Clyde Smith
Synopsis
Howard and Smith argue about whether Smith should wear a sombrero in public.

Indexer Notes

adapted from Report On A Writing Man essay by Tevis Clyde Smith; essay published in The Howard Collector #4 (Glenn Lord, Summer 1963); comic strip credits do not state who was responsible for script or art

A Conversation with Gary Gianni (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 12 pages (report information)

Robert E. Howard, Bran Mak Morn, and the Picts (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 3.4 pages (report information)

Script
Rusty Burke
Pencils
? (photos); ? (art)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography; history
Characters
Robert E. Howard; Cororuc

Indexer Notes

Essay on Howard's Pictish stories and historical and occult ideas of the time; illustrated with photos of Robert E. Howard, the cover of The Romance of Early British Life (Seeley & Co., 1909), and the first page of The Lost Race (Weird Tales, January 1927).

The Adventures Of Two-Gun Bob (Table of Contents: 12)

Robert E. Howard / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Pencils
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Inks
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Colors
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Letters
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?

Genre
biography; history
Characters
Novalyne Price [Ellis]; Robert E. Howard
Synopsis
Price asks Howard why most of his stories are about fantasy or occult themes.

Indexer Notes

adapted from an anecdote in Novalyne Price Ellis's book One Who Walked Alone (Donald Grant, 1986); comic strip credits do not state who was responsible for script or art

Project Pride (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Rusty Burke
Pencils
Jim Keegan (Cross Plains photos); ? (Robert E. Howard photos); ? (cancellation stamp); ? (map)
Inks
? (cancellation stamp); ? (map)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Robert E. Howard

Indexer Notes

Essay on a project to preserve Robert E. Howard's home as a museum & tourist attraction; illustrated with photos of Cross Plains and Robert E. Howard; Cross Plains Post Office cancellation stamp; background is Texas road map showing location of Cross Plains.

The Adventures Of Two-Gun Bob (Table of Contents: 14)

Robert E. Howard / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Pencils
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Inks
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Colors
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?
Letters
Jim Keegan ?; Ruth Keegan ?

Genre
biography; history
Characters
Robert E. Howard
Synopsis
Howard writes a letter about why he wants to die young.

Indexer Notes

adapted from a letter Howard wrote to August Derleth on May 9, 1936; letter was published in IS #6 (Tom Collins, 1972); comic strip credits do not state who was responsible for script or art

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Bran Mak Morn; Conan / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Bran Mak Morn / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Gianni

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; illustrated with pencil sketch for the painting on the outer back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Bran Mak Morn / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gary Gianni (painting)
Inks
Gary Gianni (painting)
Colors
Gary Gianni (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical; sword and sorcery
Reprints
  • in Bran Mak Morn: The Last King (Wandering Star, 2001) [artwork reprinted as a colour plate]

Indexer Notes

back cover; includes bar code box, price and ISBN

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Robert E. Howard's Worms Of The Earth
    Bran Mak Morn
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Bran Mak Morn
  3. 2. Robert E. Howard's Worms Of The Earth
  4. 3. Worms of the Earth
    Bran Mak Morn
  5. 4. A Ghost in the Night (Worms of the Earth Part II)
    Bran Mak Morn
  6. 5. An Interview with Artist Tim Conrad
  7. 6. Curse of the Black Stone
    Bran Mak Morn
  8. 7. A Toppling of Towers
    Bran Mak Morn
  9. 8. Bran Mak Morn...Destroyer
    Bran Mak Morn
  10. 9. The Adventures Of Two-Gun Bob
    Robert E. Howard
  11. 10. A Conversation with Gary Gianni
  12. 11. Robert E. Howard, Bran Mak Morn, and the Picts
  13. 12. The Adventures Of Two-Gun Bob
    Robert E. Howard
  14. 13. Project Pride
  15. 14. The Adventures Of Two-Gun Bob
    Robert E. Howard
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Bran Mak Morn; Conan
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Bran Mak Morn
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Bran Mak Morn
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