Crypt of Cthulhu

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Zine
Title: Crypt of Cthulhu
Publisher: Cryptic Publications (1981-1990), Necronomicon Press (1990-1999, 2017-now), Mythos Books (1999-2001)
Editor(s): Robert M. Price
Date(s): 1981-2001, 2017-still running
Frequency: eight times a year
Medium: print
Fandom: H.P. Lovecraft, Cthulhu Mythos, weird fiction and horror
Language: English
External Links: a Lovecract website where many articles can be accessed
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Crypt of Cthulhu is a fanzine by Robert M. Price, dedicated to Lovecraft and Cthulhu Mythos. The main content was literary and historical studies, but it also published fiction, both reprints and new works, as well as interviews, news, letters of comment and reviews of books, films and games. It had been published by various presses from 1981 until 2001, and then was re-launched in 2017. The issues appeared eight times a year in accordance with the “ecclesiastical” calendar:

  • Candlemas (February 2)
  • Eastertide (March 19)
  • Roodmas (May 3)
  • St. John's Eve (June 23)
  • Lammas (August 1)
  • Michaelmas (September 29)
  • Hallowmas (November 1)
  • Yuletide (December 17)

The zine was included in the Esoteric Order of Dagon mailings during the 1980s.

Crypt of Cthulhu is one of the most famous and long-running Lovecraftian fanzines. Some of the articles from Crypt of Cthulhu were later collected in the books by Starmont House:

  • The Horror of It All: Encrusted Gems from the “Crypt of Cthulhu”
  • H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos
  • Black Forbidden Things: Cryptical Secrets from the “Crypt of Cthulhu”.

Editor's Comments

Price described his fanzine as

a bizarre miscegenation; half Lovecraft Studies rip-off, half humor magazine, a 'pulp thriller and theological journal'

Price cited as the reason for re-launching Crypt of Cthulhu in 2017 that:

The Lovecraft Movement has recently mutated into a frightful caricature of itself. One thinks of the insidious influence of the alien Colour on the Nahum Gardner farmstead. It is part of the destructive (and highly annoying) politicization of everything today. If, like me, the Hierophant of the Horde, you are pretty sick of this strife, what say we set aside our politics for the nonce and just get back to the glory days of Lovecraft fandom and scholarship?[1] And the best way to do that would of course be to revive Crypt of Cthulhu! So we did! We have hit the ground running, offering great articles, poetry, and reviews by Will Murray, Don Burleson, S.T. Joshi, Scott Connors, Sam Gafford, Ann K. Schwaeder and others. And this is just the beginning! So come on in and join in the gibbering![2]
We are serious about Lovecraft, so our discussions of Lovecraft's life and work are serious, too. We set and meet high scholarly standards in our articles about HPL, his friends and colleagues, and their fiction. Their work is both fascinating to the mind and fun for the imagination. Thus our work strives to be both, too. Have we succeeded? I think so. And a special section of fantastic verse ought to prove how classy we are! [3]

Issue 1

Crypt of Cthulhu #1 was published in November 1981. It had 24 pages. It was a part of the mailing 36 of Esoteric Order of Dagon APA.

Contents

  • Cover Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • Lovecraft’s Concept of Blasphemy by Robert M. Price [essay] (3–15)
  • [The words “SADAY” and “HOMOVSION”…] by Robert M. Price [notice] (15)
  • The Fun Guys from Yuggoth by Robert M. Price [essay] (16–17)
  • [[H.P. Lovecraft] was not himself an occultist…] by Marc Edmund Jones [notice] (17)
  • R’lyeh Texts [review] (18–22)
    • ’Salem’s Lot by Stephen King; reviewed by Robert M. Price (18–19)
    • The Omen by David Seltzer; reviewed by Robert M. Price (19)
    • “God’s Devil: A Ghost Story with a Moral” by John Warwick Montgomery; reviewed by Robert M. Price (19–20)
    • “Fear” by L. Ron Hubbard; reviewed by Robert M. Price (20)
    • “Black Man with a Horn” by T. E. D. Klein; reviewed by Robert M. Price (21)
    • “More Light” by James Blish; reviewed by Robert M. Price (21)
    • “Jerusalem’s Lot” by Stephen King; reviewed by Robert M. Price (21–22)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu by Robert M. Price (23)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (24)

The issue can be read here.

Issue 2

Crypt of Cthulhu #2 was published in December 1981. It had 28 pages.

Contents

  • Cover Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • What Was the “Corpse-Eating Cult of Leng”? by Robert M. Price [essay] (3–8)
  • Was Lovecraft Pentecostal? by H. P. Lovecraft [notice] (8)
  • Oops! by Robert M. Price [notice] (8)
  • Lovecraft the Name-Dropper by Charles Garofalo [essay] (9–10, 19)
  • The Statement of Lin Carter by Robert M. Price [essay] (11–19)
    • Zoth-Ommog by Robert M. Price [illustration] (16)
  • A Fun Guy from Yuggoth [essay] (20, 26)
    • The Occult Relevance of Lovecraft by Ronald Shearer [essay] (20, 26)
  • Are You a Deep One? by Robert M. Price [illustration] (21)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (22–24, 26)
    • Halloween II directed by Rick Rosenthal; reviewed by C. J. Henderson (22–24, 26)
    • Ghost Story directed by John Irwin; reviewed by C. J. Henderson (22–24, 26)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (25)
    • Letter by L. Sprague deCamp (25)
    • Letter by Gerry de la Ree (25)
    • Letter by Brian Lumley (25)
    • Letter by Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, Esq. (25)
  • Mysteriis [puzzle] (26)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (27)
  • Next Time [essay] (28)

The issue can be read here.

Letters of Comment

[L. Sprague de Camp]: Many thanks for CRYPT OF CTHULHU. On reading your piece on HPL's use of "blasphemy", it struck me that you could have connected the second meaning, the tabu on unauthorized mixing, with HPL's own outspoken hatred of racial, cultural, fee. mixing. : : : As you doubtless know, some EODers still regard me as something from under a flat stone because in my LOVECRAFT I presented HPL in a somewhat less than heroic light. lä!
[Gerry de la Ree]: Thanks for the copy of CRYPT OF CTHULHU. I have never belonged to the EOD, although I did receive the first four or five mailings of the organization some years back. I'm sure your attractive booklet outshines most of the material submitted to EOD and similar APA groups.

Issue 3

Crypt of Cthulhu #3 was published in February 1982. It had 24 pages.

The theme of the issue was Robert E. Howard.

Contents

  • Cover Art by Jason C. Eckhardt [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • The Strange Case of Robert Ervin Howard by Charles Hoffman and Marc A. Cerasini [essay] (3–7)
  • The Borrower Beneath: Howard’s Debt to Lovecraft in “The Black Stone” by Robert M. Price [essay] (8–10)
    • The Black Stone by Justin Geoffrey (Robert E. Howard) [poetry] (9)
  • Yag-kosha the Elephant Man by Robert M. Price [essay] (10–11)
    • Yag-kosha by Robert M. Price [illustration] (11)
  • Mysteriis Solved! [puzzle] (11)
  • Gol-Goroth, A Forgotten Old One by Robert M. Price [essay] (12–13, 17)
  • Genres in the Lovecraftian Library by Robert M. Price [essay] (14–17)
  • A Fun Guy from Yuggoth [essay] (18–19)
    • The Call of Cthulhu’s Cadillac by John Anthony [humor] (18–19)
  • Yago-Sothoth by Robert M. Price and Richard Abate [illustration] (20)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (21–22)
    • New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos (Arkham House, 1981) edited by Ramsey Campbell; reviewed by C. J. Henderson (21–22)
    • The Tomb (Del Rey Books, 1981) by H. P. Lovecraft; reviewed by R. M. P. (Robert M. Price) (22)
    • At the Mountains of Madness (Del Rey Books, 1981) by H. P. Lovecraft; reviewed by R. M. P. (Robert M. Price) (22)
    • The Lurking Fear (Del Rey Books, 1981) by H. P. Lovecraft; reviewed by R. M. P. (Robert M. Price) (22)
    • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (Del Rey Books, 1981) by H. P. Lovecraft; reviewed by R. M. P. (Robert M. Price) (22)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (23)
    • Letter by Ed Babinski (23)
    • Response by Robert M. Price (23)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (24)
  • Next Time [essay] (back cover)

The issue can be read here.

Issue 4

Crypt of Cthulhu #4 was published in March 1982. It had 40 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Lovecraft and Modern Science".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Jason C. Eckhardt [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • Lovecraft’s Other Planets by S. T. Joshi [essay] (3–11)
  • Living on Borrowed Time (A Biologist Looks at “M. Valdemar” and “Cool Air”) by Bert Atsma [essay] (11–13)
  • Coolaire by Robert M. Price and Richard Abate [illustration] (14)
  • The Cosmology of Azathoth: Modern Physics and the Idiot Chaos by Nevil Kingston-Brown (Nevil Kingston-Brown) [essay] (15–22)
  • A Note On Lovecraft, Mathematics, and the Outer Spheres by Donald R. Burleson [essay] (23–24)
  • Seneca Lapham on Scientific Paradigm Revolutions by Robert M. Price [essay] (25–27)
  • The Mischief out of Time by Robert M. Price [essay] (27, 30)
  • A Fun Guy From Yuggoth [essay] (28–30)
    • Son of Cthulhu by Jason C. Eckhardt [essay] (28–30)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (31–35)
    • Quest for Fire directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud; reviewed by C. J. Henderson (31–34)
    • “The Dreams in the House of Weir” by Lin Carter; reviewed by R. M. P. (Robert M. Price) (34–35)
    • “Documents in the Case of Elizabeth Akeley” by Richard A. Lupoff; reviewed by R. M. P. (Robert M. Price) (34–35)
  • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (35)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (36–39)
    • Letter by Robert Bloch (36)
    • Letter by Colin Wilson (36)
    • Letter by L. Sprague deCamp (36–37)
    • Letter by Darrell Schweitzer (37–38)
    • Letter by Michael H. Cline (38)
    • Letter by Robert C. Carey, Jr. (38)
    • Letter by James Piatt (39)
  • Cartoon by Darrell Schweitzer [illustration] (39)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (40)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Most of the issue can be read here.

Letters of Comment

[Robert Bloch]: My warmest thanks for the copies of CRYPT OF CTHULHU. What a delight it is to see this continuing interest in HPL! And how astonished he would have been had anyone predicted that one day a magazine such as this would become a reality!
[Colin Wilson]: I've got quite a large collection of odd bits and bobs of Lovecraft and things about him --- and although you don't mention it, I'm sure you know our awful little book THE NECRONOMICON. This is, of course, a spoof although I get a lot of letters from people asking me for further details about it, quite convinced that it is all true.

[Sprague de Camp]: Many thanks for CRYPT 3. Your readers might like to learn the origin of the strange name "Fvindvuf" as von Junzt's given name (p. 15). When Robert Bloch wrote THE SHAMBLER FROM THE STARS, he asked Lovecraft's permission to kill a character obviously modeled on Lovecraft. Lovecraft sent formal permission signed as witnesses by Abdul Alhazred, von Junzt, Gaspard du Nord, and the Tcho-Tcho Lama. This document is reproduced facing p. 311 of MARGINALIA (Arkham House, 1944).

HPL evidently went to the trouble of mastering the conventions of German longhand, which are quite different from those of English. Hence "Friedrich", as written by a German, looks like "Fvindvuf" to one unfamiliar with that script. In letters to Lovecraft, Howard stated Junzt's full name as Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt.

Other subjects discussed: innacuracy of Abdul Alhazred's name, zines and APA about Robert Howard, reviews of "Lovecraft's Concept of Blasphemy" from the first issue and the article on the Corpse-Eating Cult of Leng from the second one, harsh opinion about Lin Carter and praises of the previous issues of the zine.

Issue 5

Crypt of Cthulhu #5 was published in May 1982. It had 44 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Lovecraft and Occult Cosmology".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • HPL and HPB: Lovecraft’s Use of Theosophy by Robert M. Price [essay] (3–9)
    • Kuthumi by Robert M. Price [illustration] (6)
    • Cthulhu by Robert M. Price [illustration] (7)
  • Monsters of Mu: The Lost Continent in the Cthulhu Mythos by Robert M. Price [essay] (10–14)
  • Reincarnation in Lovecraft’s Fiction by Robert M. Price [essay] (15–20)
  • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (20)
  • Chariots of the Old Ones? by Charles Garofalo and Robert M. Price [essay] (21–24)
    • The Real Cthulhu? by Robert M. Price [illustration] (22)
  • Lovecraft and Witchcraft by Morgana A. LaVine [essay] (24–25, 27)
  • The Witches in “The Witch House” by Ronald Shearer [essay] (26–27)
  • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (27)
  • Jung and Lovecraft on Prehuman Artifacts by Robert M. Price [essay] (28–32)
  • Who was “Metraton”? by RMP (Robert M. Price) [essay] (32)
  • The Pseudo-Intellectual in Weird Fiction by Robert M. Price [essay] (33–35)
  • Dubious Chorazin by Robert M. Price [essay] (35)
  • Fun Guys From Yuggoth [essay] (36, 38)
    • Journey Into Terror by Sam Gafford [essay] (36, 38)
  • R’lyeh Reviews [review] (37–38)
    • Conan the Barbarian directed by John Milius; reviewed by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman (37–38)
    • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (38)

Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (39–43)

    • Letter by Robert Bloch (39)
    • Letter by L. Sprague de Camp (39)
    • Letter by Frank Belknap Long (39–41)
    • Letter by S. T. Joshi (41–42)
    • Letter by Peter Cannon (43)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (44)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Most of the issue can be read here.

Letters of Comment

[Robert Bloch]: A brief note to CTHUL-HU-it-may-concern: it is my hunch that "Alhazred" is HPL's pun on "All-has-read", referring to the erudition of the mad Arab.
[Frank Belknap Long]: The influence of HPL in the scientific world today --- in physics new and old, and other areas, is so close to non-existent that to categorize it as Nevil Kingston-Brown does creates an injustice to his actual stature as a serious literary figure in an important branch of literature, perhaps the peer of Poe. His exact standing in the glory realm still remains for the future to determine but, despite certain defects of style, I have never for a moment doubted that it will be a very high one. (That is, if man doesn't blow himself off the face of the planet In the next quarter of a century, reducing all human value systems to atomic vapor!)

Other subjects discussed: possible similarities between a scene in a story by Robert Howard and one from a movie with Douglas Fairbanks, whether the previous issue exaggerates connections between Lovecraft and science, rebuttal of Ed Babinski's attack on Lovecraft in Crypt of Cthulhu #3, problematical use of geometry in "The Shadow out of Time".

Issue 6

Crypt of Cthulhu #6 was published in June 1982. It had 40 pages.

The theme of the issue was August Derleth.

Contents

  • Cover Art by Jason C. Eckhardt [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • The Lovecraft-Derleth Connection by Robert M. Price [essay] (3–8)
    • Hastur the Unspeakable by Robert M. Price [illustration] (8)
  • Solar Pons Meets Cthulhu: Detective Elements in Derleth’s Mythos Tales by S. T. Joshi [essay] (9–12, 31)
  • A Day in Derleth Country by Lin Carter [essay] (13–16)
  • The Four Winds by Robert M. Price [notice] (16)
  • August Derleth: Myth Maker by Robert M. Price [essay] (17–18)
  • Legacy of the Lurker by Robert M. Price [essay] (19–23)
  • Derleth Data by Robert M. Price [notice] (23)
  • What Kind of Man Reads Crypt of Cthulhu? by Robert M. Price [illustration] (24)
  • The Fragments at the Threshold by H. P. Lovecraft [fiction] (25–28)
    • The Round Tower by H. P. Lovecraft [fiction] (25)
    • Of Evill Sorceries Done in New-England of Daemons in No Humane Shape by H. P. Lovecraft [fiction] (25–27)
    • [The Rose Window] by H. P. Lovecraft [fiction] (27–28)
  • Derleth’s Cthulhu by Robert M. Price [illustration] (28)
  • The Derleth Horror by Robert M. Price [fiction] (29–31)
  • Hastur—Whose Side is He on? by RMP (Robert M. Price) [essay] (31)
  • Fun Guys from Yuggoth by Donna Death (Donna Tod) [fiction] (32–33)
    • Photo of Donna Death [illustration] (32)
  • Crypt-o-Cthulhu-Gram by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (33)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (34–36)
    • Cat People directed by Paul Schrader; reviewed by C. J. Henderson (34–35)
  • Crypt-o-Cthulhu-Gram Solution by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (35)
    • The City of the Singing Flame (Pocket Books, 1981) by Clark Ashton Smith; reviewed by Marc A. Cerasini (35–36)
    • As It Is Written (Donald M. Grant, 1982) by Clark Ashton Smith; reviewed by Marc A. Cerasini (35–36)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (37–40)
    • Letter by Robert Bloch (37)
    • Letter by Charles Gray (37)
    • Letter by L. Sprague de Camp (38)
    • Letter by Darrell Schweitzer (38–40)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (40)

Most of the issue can be read here.

Letters of Comment

[Darrell Schweitzer]: By the way, I found a new Mention of HPL, for those that catalogue such, in The Eureka Years: Boucher & McComas's Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1949-54, ed. Annette Peltz McComas (Bantam 1982). Lovecraft is mentioned in correspondence between Bradbury and the editors (pp. 43-44). Boucher & McComas were having Bradbury revise "The Exiles". It was their idea that HPL appear in this tale. Boucher asks for "The real HPL, that is --- not the saintly wonder man that Augie and Wandrei have created." McComas adds: "We think that what we mean by the 'real' Lovecraft emerges somewhat even from the most idolatrous accounts. . . . A curious introvert, frustrated sexually, financially and creatively, ridden by neurotic dreads of cold and fish (and almost morbidly devoted to his one debauchery: ice cream), seeking refuge in thoughts of an Eighteenth Century which he did not understand but created in his own image, compensating in tremendous letter-writing for his failures in personal relations." Lovecraft appears in the story itself as so preoccupied with letter writing & ice cream that he won't help the various spirits of fantasy writers to resist the landing (on Mars) of the book-burning neo-Puritans of the scientific age.

Other subjects discussed: that Fairbanks movie, contemporary Mythos writers, could Lovecraft and Howard be called "pseudo-intellectuals", whether the issue #4 exaggerates connections between Lovecraft and science, what Dr. Munoz ate.

Issue 7

Crypt of Cthulhu #7 was published in August 1982. It had 40 pages.

Contents

  • Cover Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • The Offering by Lin Carter [fiction] (3–6)
  • The Transition of Colin Wilson by Charles Hoffman and Marc A. Cerasini [essay] (7–16, 26)
  • Lovecraft and Classic American Literature by Peter Cannon [essay] (17–19)
  • Pickman’s Gallery by Rick Bryant [illustration] (20–21)
    • Interior Art by Rick Bryant [illustration] (20)
    • Interior Art by Rick Bryant [illustration] (21)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (22–23, 39)
    • Letter by Edward P. Berglund (22)
    • Letter by Bernadette Bosky (22)
    • Letter by Roger Bryant (22–23, 39)
  • Was There a Real Brown Jenkin? by Will Murray [essay] (24–26)
  • The Pine Barrens Horror by Robert M. Price [essay] (27–30)
    • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (30)
  • Beget Me Not by Robert M. Price [essay] (30)
  • [Grafitti spotted on a men’s room wall…] [notice] (30)
  • Is Abdul Alhazred Still Alive? by Robert M. Price [essay] (31–32)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (32)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (33–35)
    • Poltergeist directed by Steven Spielberg; reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (33–34)
    • The Gunslinger (Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc.; 1982) by Stephen King; reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (34–35)
  • [Oops!] [notice] (35)
  • Fun Guys From Yuggoth [essay] (36–38)
    • Life Is Not a Hideous Thing by S. T. Joshi [essay] (36–38)
  • Alhazred Again! [notice] (38)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram Solution by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (38)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (40)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Part of the issue can be read here.

Letters of Comment

[David E. Schultz]: I'm for abolishing the whole damned debate about Lovecraft & his "mythos". There just is no such thing. I think we'd all be better off (and HPL would probably benefit the most) if we would just ditch the terms "Lovecraft mythos" and "Cthulhu mythos" and "Yog-Sothoth Cycle of Myth" and all that other rot. The man wrote dream stories; stories based on or conceived in dreams, stories about dreams, stories that are dreams, you name it. Few stories don't fit under this broad cloak ("In the Vault" comes to mind) and those stories are generally not stories from Lovecraft's heart, but stories forced upon him: "Lurking Fear", etc.

Other subjects discussed: August Derleth and the previous issue about him, "The Derleth Mythos", Derleth's outlook, Ubbo-Sathla and Abhoth, Derleth's non-Mythos writings, dialects in Lovecraft's stories, Masterton's Manitou novels, The Lurker at the Threshold.

Issue 8

Crypt of Cthulhu #8 was published in September 1982. It had 32 pages.

Contents

  • Cover Art (“Medusa’s Coil”) by Rick Bryant [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • H.P. Lovecraft by Colin Wilson [essay] (3–10)
  • Homosexual Panic in “The Outsider” by Robert M. Price [essay] (11–13)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (13)
  • Lovecraft and the Male Gender Role by Morgana LaVine [essay] (14–15)
  • In Search of a Mythos Genealogy by Bernadette Bosky [essay] (16–22)
  • The Attestation Formula in the Necronomicon by Robert M. Price [essay] (23–24)
  • Two Burgers to go . . . Mad! by Ronald Shearer [fiction] (25–27)
  • Famous Last Words by Robert M. Price [essay] (28–29)
    • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (29)
  • Fun Guys From Yuggoth [fiction] (30–31)
    • HPL and JFK by Peter Cannon [fiction] (30–31)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (31)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (32)
    • Black Easter (Avon Books, 1982) by James Blish; reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (32)
    • The Day After Judgment (Avon Books, 1982) by James Blish; reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (32)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram Solution by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (32)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Part of the issue can be read here.

Issue 9

Crypt of Cthulhu #9 was published in November 1982. It had 32 pages.

The theme of the issue was "All-Cthulhu Issue".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Michael H. Cline [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • Cthul-who? How Do You Pronounce “Cthulhu”? by Henry Akeley (Robert M. Price) [essay] (3)
  • Cthulhu and King Kong by Seneca Lapham (Robert M. Price) [essay] (4–6)
  • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (6)
  • Sea-Monster Reports and the Johansen Narrative by Victor von Doom (Robert M. Price) [essay] (7–8)
  • Apocalyptic Expectation in “The Call of Cthulhu” by Laban Shrewsbury (Robert M. Price) [essay] (9–10)
  • “Dagon” and “The Madness from the Sea” by Joachim Feery (Robert M. Price) [essay] (11–12)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (12)
  • Cthulhu Elsewhere in Lovecraft by George Gammell Angell (Robert M. Price) [essay] (13–15)
  • Pickman’s Gallery by Robert M. Price [illustration] (16–17)
    • Gill Next Door by Robert M. Price [illustration] (16–17)
  • Cthulhu in Southeast Alaska by Richard L. Tierney [essay] (18–19)
  • Cthulhu in Mesoamerica by Richard L. Tierney [essay] (19–21)
  • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (21)
  • A Cthulhu Challenge by John Anthony [puzzle] (22)
  • The Real Father Dagon by Harold Hadley Copeland (Robert M. Price) [essay] (23–24)
  • A Cthulhu Challenge . . . Met! by John Anthony [puzzle] (24)
  • St. Toad’s Hagiography by Alonzo Hasbrouch Typer (Robert M. Price) [essay] (25–26)
  • Derleth’s Use of the Words “Ichthic” and “Batrachian” by Kermit Marsh III (Robert M. Price) [essay] (26–28)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (28–30)
    • Different Seasons (Viking) by Stephen King; reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (28–30)
    • Creepshow (New American Library) text by Stephen King; art by Berni Wrightson; reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (28–30)
    • “It Grows on You” (in Death, Playboy Press) by Stephen King; reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (28–30)
    • The Running Man (Signet) by Richard Bachman (Stephen King); reviewed by RMP (Robert M. Price) (28–30)
    • Interior Art (“King's Lot”) by Robert M. Price [illustration] (30)
  • Fun Guys From Yuggoth [fiction] (31)
    • St. Toad’s Church, Innsmouth, Massachusetts: Bulletin and Announcements by Marc A. Cerasini [fiction] (31)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (32)
    • Letter by Colin Wilson (32)
    • Letter by Nick Limansky (32)
    • Letter by Dennis O’Rourke (32)
    • Letter by Ken Humphreys (32)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (32)

The issue can be read here.

Letters of Comment

[Nick Limansky]: Congratulations on founding a publication devoted solely to the Mythos! Lovecraft fans and lovers of horror in general have needed something like this for years. I have read and re-read the issues I have and enjoy them immensely. I was especially fascinated by your excellent article in Vol. 1, No. 1, "Lovecraft's Concept of Blasphemy", which, I felt, was superbly prepared and presented.

Other subjects discussed: Colin Wilson praising the article about Colin Wilson, praise of the previous issues.

Issue 10

Crypt of Cthulhu #10 was published in December 1982. It had 60 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Ashes and Others by H.P. Lovecraft & Divers Hands".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (front cover)
  • Introduction by Robert M. Price [essay] (1–3)
  • Ashes by C. M. Eddy, Jr. and H. P. Lovecraft [fiction] (5–10)
  • The Sealed Casket by Richard F. Searight [fiction] (11–15)
  • The Sorcery of Aphlar by Duane W. Rimel and H. P. Lovecraft [fiction] (16–17)
  • Dreams of Yith by Duane W. Rimel and H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (18–19)
  • Dreams of Yid by Duane W. Rimel [poetry] (20)
  • The Diary of Alonzo Typer by William Lumley [fiction] (21–25)
  • The Automatic Executioner by Adolphe de Castro (Gustav Adolphe Danziger) [fiction] (26–30)
  • A Sacrifice to Science by Adolphe de Castro (Gustav Adolphe Danziger) [fiction] (31–45)
  • The Lord of Illusion by E. Hoffmann Price [fiction] (46–56)

Part of the issue can be read here.

Issue 11

Crypt of Cthulhu #11 was published in February 1983. It had 56 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Lovecraft’s Revisions".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • Lovecraft’s Revisions: How Much of Them Did He Write? by S. T. Joshi [essay] (3–14)
  • Marginal Readings from Yith [notice] (14)
  • The Revision Mythos by Robert M. Price [essay] (15–19)
  • Crypt-O-Clulu-Gram by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (19)
  • Mu in “Bothon” and “Out of the Eons” by William Fulwiler [essay] (20–24)
  • The Elder Thing by William Lumley [poetry] (24)
  • “Yig,” “The Mound” and American Indian Lore by Michael DiGregorio [essay] (25–26, 38)
  • Who Wrote “The Mound”? by S. T. Joshi [essay] (27–29, 38)
  • “The Mound”: An Appreciation by Peter H. Cannon [essay] (30–32, 51)
  • Dark Passion: A Comparison of “Medusa’s Coil” and “Black Canaan” by Marc A. Cerasini [essay] (33–36)
  • Crypt-O-Clulu-Gram Solution by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (36)
  • A Factual Basis for “The Green Meadow”? by Ralph E. Vaughan [essay] (37–38)
  • Did Lovecraft Revise “Doom Around the Corner”? by Will Murray [essay] (39–40)
  • Doom Around the Corner by Wilfred Blanch Talman [fiction] (41–44)
  • Who Were the Boupa Priests? by Robert M. Price [essay] (44)
  • Imprisoned with Hazel Heald by Robert M. Price [essay] (45–46)
  • The Allegory of Yig by Robert M. Price [essay] (46)
  • Fun Guys From Yuggoth [fiction] (47)
    • Did Lovecraft Revise This Article? by Robert “Theobald” Price [fiction] (47)
  • Error Out of Time [notice] (47)
  • Relex Review [review] (48–51)
    • The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre (Ballantine Books, 1982) by H. P. Lovecraft; introduction by Robert Bloch; reviewed by S. T. Joshi (48–49)
    • H.P. Lovecraft (Readers Guide Series, Starmont House, 1982) by S. T. Joshi; reviewed by Robert M. Price (49–50)
    • The Horror on the Beach (Valcour & Krueger, 1978) by Alan Dean Foster; reviewed by Robert M. Price (50)
    • Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium) created by Sandy Peterson; reviewed by Scott Briggs (50–51)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (53–55)
    • Letter by Frank Belknap Long (53)
    • Letter by Robert Bloch (53)
    • Letter by Brian Lumley (53)
    • Letter by Robert Anton Wilson (53)
    • Letter by Patrice de Joubert (53)
    • Letter by L. D. Blackmore (54)
    • Letter by Richard A. Frank (54)
    • Letter by Daniel Gobbett (54)
    • Letter by Peter Cannon (55)
    • Letter by Steve Behrends (55)
    • Letter by Dave Siegel (55)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (56)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Issue 12

Crypt of Cthulhu #12 was published in March 1983. It had 44 pages.

  • Cover Art (“Antarktos”) by Nick Petrosino [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • My Debt to H.P. Lovecraft by Robert Anton Wilson [essay] (3–4, 16)
  • H.P. Lovecraft, Prose Stylist by Steve Mariconda [essay] (5–12)
  • See Yog-Sothoth! [notice] (12)
  • The Chesuncook Witch-Cult by Will Murray [essay] (13–16)
    • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (16)
  • A Lovecraftian Taxonomy by Robert M. Price [essay] (17–19)
  • H.P. Lovecraft on the Screen (or, Yog-Slob and Other Disasters) by Denise Dumars [essay] (20–24)
  • Godzilla versus Cthulhu (What Would Happen if Toho Studios Ever Discovered Lovecraft?) by Crispin Burnham [essay] (25–26)
    • Interior Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (25)
    • Interior Art by RLT (Richard L. Tierney) [illustration] (25)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (26)
  • Lovecraft and Antarctica by Ralph E. Vaughan [essay] (27, 29)
  • What Face Wears Nyarlathotep? by Edward DeGeorge [essay] (28–29)
  • Limericks from Yuggoth by Lin Carter [poetry] (30–31)
  • Kadath by Brian Lumley [poetry] (31)
  • Fun Guys From Yuggoth [fiction] (32, 39)
    • The Nameless Bookseller by Scott D. Briggs [fiction] (32, 39)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (33–39)
    • Floating Dragon (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1983) by Peter Straub; reviewed by Sam Gafford (33)
    • Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King (Underwood/Miller, 1982) by Tim ** Underwood and Chuck Miller; reviewed by Larry Baker (33–34)
    • Whispers 17/18 (Whispers Press, 1982) edited by Stuart Schiff; reviewed by Larry Baker (33–34)
    • Twisted Tales #1 (Pacific Comics, 1982) by Bruce Jones; reviewed by Robert M. Price (35)
    • The Wells of Hell (TOR Books, 1982) by Graham Masterton; reviewed by Ronald Shearer (35–36)
    • The Keep (Berkley Books, 1982) by F. Paul Wilson; reviewed by Scott D. Briggs (36–37)
    • Khai of Ancient Khem (Berkley Books, 1982) by Brian Lumley; reviewed by Scott D. Briggs (37)
    • Dark Crystal directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz; reviewed by John Anthony (38–39)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (40–43)
    • Letter by R. L. Tierney (40)
    • Letter by Richard Fawcett (40–41)
    • Letter by Steve Kane (41–42)
    • Letter by Edward P. Berglund (42)
    • Letter by David E. Schultz (42–43)
    • Letter by Steve Behrends (43)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram Solution by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (43)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (44)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Issue 13

Crypt of Cthulhu #13 was published in May 1983. It had 48 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Lovecraft and the Inklings".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Thomas Brown [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • The Inklings, Lovecraft, and the Kalems by Peter H. Cannon [essay] (3–5)
  • Middle-Earth, Narnia and Lovecraft’s Dream World: Comparative World-Views in Fantasy by Leigh D. Blackmore [essay] (6–15, 22)
  • Lovecraft’s Theology of Fear and Williams’ Theology of Romance by Edward T. Babinski [essay] (16–22)
  • Kadath and Mordor: The Quest in Lovecraft and Tolkien by Ben P. Indick [essay] (23–24)
  • The Dueling Cosmoses of H.P. Lovecraft and G.K. Chesterton by Edward T. Babinski [essay] (25–30, 36)
  • Surprised by Horror: The Fantasy Short Stories of C.S. Lewis by S. T. Joshi [essay] (31–34)
  • Williams, Waite, and the Golden Dawn by Robert C. Carey [essay] (35–36)
  • A “Lovecraftian” Scene in Perelandra by Charles Garofalo [essay] (37)
  • Screwtape’s Letter to Cthulhu by Robert M. Price [fiction] (38)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (39–45)
    • Letter by Robert Bloch (39)
    • Letter by Gahan Wilson (39)
    • Letter by Brian Lumley (39)
    • Letter by Ramsey Campbell (39)
    • Letter by David Drake (39–40)
    • Letter by Darrell Schweitzer (40–41)
    • Letter by S. T. Joshi (41–42)
    • Letter by Carolyn Lee Boyd (42–43)
    • Letter by Jim Boisclair (43)
    • Letter by Robert Finnan (43)
    • Letter by Steve Behrends (43)
    • Letter by Ken Faig, Jr. (43)
    • Letter by Roger Bryant (43–44)
    • Letter by Michael H. Cline (44)
    • Letter by Roger G. Knuth (44)
    • Letter by Bob Finnan (44–45)
    • Letter by Daniel Gobbett (45)
    • Letter by Steve Behrends (45)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (46–47)
    • In a Lonely Place (Warner Books, 1983) by Karl Edward Wagner; reviewed by Robert M. Price (46)
    • Dreams from R’lyeh (Arkham House Publishers, 1975) by Lin Carter; reviewed by C. * D. Whateley (Charles Lovecraft) (47)
  • Describing de Scribes by Robert M. Price [essay] (48)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Issue 14

Crypt of Cthulhu #14 was published in June 1983. It had 48 pages.

Contents

  • Cover Art by Wolfius [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • Baring-Gould and the Ghouls: The Influence of Curious Myths of the Middle Ages on “The Rats in the Walls” by Steve Mariconda [essay] (3–7, 27)
  • Lovecraft’s Ghouls by Will Murray [essay] (8–9, 27)
  • Has Kadath Been Sighted? by Richard L. Tierney [essay] (10–11, 33)
  • Swamp Call by Brian Lumley [poetry] (11)
  • A Letter on the Lovecraft Mythos by Pierre de Caprona (12–20)
  • Lovecraft Typo! [notice] (20)
  • Unpronounceable Update [essay] (20)
  • Contra Capronam by Lin Carter (21–27)
  • Lovecraft as I Seem to Remember Him by F. Gumby Kalem (Robert M. Price) [fiction] (28–29)
  • Making a Friend of Horror by Charles Hoffman [essay] (30–31)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (31)
  • Some Stray Bits of Lovecraftiana by Darrell Schweitzer [essay] (32–33)
  • Fantasy Gaming for Lovecraftians: “The Call of Cthulhu” by Sam Gafford [essay] (34–35, 42)
  • Fun Guys from Yuggoth [essay] (36–37)
    • On Reading Lovecraft by C. J. Henderson [essay] (36–37)
  • Crypt-O-Cthulhu-Gram Solution by Carol Selby (Carol Selby Price) [puzzle] (37)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (38–40)
    • Horrors and Unpleasantries (Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1983) by Sheldon Jaffery; reviewed by Ronald Shearer (38)
    • Collected Poems: Nightmares and Visions (Arkham House, 1981) by Richard L. Tierney; reviewed by S. T. Joshi (38–40)
    • Shadows of Yog-Sothoth (Chaosium, Inc.) by Sandy Petersen; reviewed by Scott D. Briggs (40)
  • Advice to the Lovecraft-lorn by Donna Death (Donna Tod) [fiction] (41–42)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (43–48, 40)
    • Letter by Karl Edward Wagner (43)
    • Letter by Gahan Wilson (43)
    • Letter by Fritz Leiber (43)
    • Letter by Frank Belknap Long (43–44)
    • Letter by L. Sprague deCamp (44)
    • Letter by Ben Indick (44)
    • Letter by S. T. Joshi (44–47)
    • Letter by Patrice de G. Joubert (47)
    • Letter by William Fulwiler (47–48)
    • Letter by Ronald Shearer (48, 40)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Issue 15

Crypt of Cthulhu #15 was published in August 1983. It had 36 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Lovecraft’s Dunsanian Fiction".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Jason C. Eckhardt [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • Some Comments on the Dunsany-Lovecraft Influence by Donald R. Burleson [essay] (3, 29)
  • The Dream World and the Real World in Lovecraft by S. T. Joshi [essay] (4–15)
  • Tentacles in Dreamland: Cthulhu Mythos Elements in the Dunsanian Stories by Will Murray [essay] (16–18)
  • “The Other Gods” and the Four Who Entered Paradise by Robert M. Price [essay] (19–20)
  • Pombo and “The Other Gods” by Robert Schwartz [essay] (21)
  • On “Polaris” by S. T. Joshi [essay] (22–25)
  • The Horror of “Polaris” by Ralph E. Vaughan [essay] (26–27)
  • Something About the Cats of Ulthar by Jason C. Eckhardt [essay] (28–29)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (30–33)
    • Psycho II (Warner Books, 1982) by Robert Bloch; reviewed by Robert M. Price (30–31)
    • Psycho II directed by Richard Franklin; reviewed by Robert M. Price (31–33)
    • Moonbog (Zebra Books, 1982) by Rick Hautala; reviewed by Mollie L. Burleson (33)
  • Fun Guys from Yuggoth [essay] (34, 20, 27)
    • What Lovecraftdom and I Have Done to Each Other by Peter H. Cannon [essay] (34, 20, 27)
  • Advice to the Lovecraft-lorn by Donna Death (Donna Tod) [fiction] (35)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (36)
    • Letter by Ramsey Campbell (36)
    • Letter by Robert Finnan (36)
    • Letter by David E. Schultz (36)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Issue 16

Crypt of Cthulhu #16 was published in September 1983. It had 60 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Tales from the Crypt of Cthulhu".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Steve Fabian [illustration] (front cover)
  • Introduction by Robert M. Price [essay] (3–4)
  • Interior Art (“Lifelike portrait of the editor”) by Jason C. Eckhardt [illustration] (4)
  • The Tree on the Hill by Duane W. Rimel and H. P. Lovecraft [fiction] (5–12)
  • The Hand of Obeah by Robert E. Howard [fiction] (13–34)
  • Double Cosmos by Clark Ashton Smith [fiction] (35–41)
  • The Creeper in the Crypt by Robert Bloch [fiction] (42–48)
  • Something from Out There by August Derleth [fiction] (49–58)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Issue 17

Crypt of Cthulhu #17 was published in November 1983. It had 52 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Revisions Issue II".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Robert M. Price [illustration] (front cover)
  • Editorial Shards by Robert M. Price [editorial] (2)
  • A Symposium on “The Tree on the Hill” [essay] (3–21, 24)
    • Lovecraftian Branches in Rimel’s Tree by Donald R. Burleson [essay] (3–4)
    • Who Wrote “The Tree on the Hill”? by Peter Cannon [essay] (5)
    • Some Comments on “The Tree on the Hill” by William Fulwiler [essay] (6)
    • On “The Tree on the Hill” by S. T. Joshi [essay] (6–9)
    • Lovecraft’s Role In “The Tree on the Hill” by Steven Mariconda [essay] (10–12, 24)
    • Examining “The Tree on the Hill” by Will Murray [essay] (13–14)
    • A “New” Lovecraft Tale by Robert M. Price [essay] (15–19)
    • Regarding Lovecraft’s Hand in “The Tree on the Hill” by David E. Schultz [essay] (19–21)
  • Self-Parody in Lovecraft’s Revisions by Will Murray [essay] (22–24)
  • On “The Loved Dead” by David E. Schultz [essay] (25–28)
  • New Clues to Lovecraft’s Role in “Out of the Eons” and “The Crawling Chaos” by Robert M. Price [essay] (29–31)
  • Mysteries of the Hoggar Region by Will Murray [essay] (32, 39)
  • Lovecraft’s Contribution to “Till A’ the Seas” by S. T. Joshi [essay] (33–39)
    • Till A’ the Seas by Robert H. Barlow and H. P. Lovecraft; edited by S. T. Joshi [fiction] (33–39)
  • Irony by Wilson Shepherd [poetry] (40)
  • The Wanderer’s Return by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (41)
  • Lost Revisions? by Robert M. Price [essay] (42, 52)
  • Advice to the Lovecraft-Lorn by Donna Death (Donna Tod) [fiction] (43)
  • R’lyeh Review [review] (44–47, 21, 39)
    • Pet Sematary (Doubleday, 1983) by Stephen King; reviewed by Robert M. Price (44–45)
    • Dark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. Howard (Blue Jay Books, 1983) by L. ** Sprague deCamp, Catherine Crook deCamp, and Jane Whittington Griffin; reviewed by Marc A. Cerasini and Charles Hoffman (45–47)
    • Weird Tales #4 (Zebra Books, 1983) edited by Lin Carter; reviewed by Robert M. Price (47)
    • The Arkham Evil (T.O.M.E. Enterprises) by John Diaper; reviewed by Scott D. Briggs (47, 21, 39)
  • Mail-Call of Cthulhu [letter] (48–52)
    • Letter by Robert Bloch (48)
    • Letter by Duane Rimel (48)
    • Letter by Karl Edward Wagner (48)
    • Letter by Brian Lumley (48)
    • Letter by Richard L. Tierney (48)
    • Letter by David S. Siegel (49)
    • Letter by Ken Humphreys (49)
    • Letter by D. B. Vance (49)
    • Letter by Daniel Gobbett (49)
    • Letter by William Fulwiler (50)
    • Letter by Steve Behrends (50)
    • Letter by Diane Fox (50–51)
    • Letter by M. Eileen McNamara, M. D. (51–52)
    • Letter by Ronald Shearer (52)
    • Letter by E. T. Caldwell (52)
  • Next Time . . . [essay] (back cover)

Part of the issue can be read here.

Letters of Comment

[David S. Siegel]: While it is fun to read some of the issues that, seriously or otherwise, see a bit of Lovecraft wherever they look, the best of your issues have always contained examinations of the better Weird Tales writers in terms of their own contributions to the genre. I would rather read someone's views on a particular Lovecraft tale (or the tale of one of his contemporaries) than someone trying to connect Lovecraft to some outlandish ideas. (One of the worst issues contained the King Kong connection ["Cthulhu and King Kong", Crypt No. 9]).
[E. T. Caldwell]: I've enjoyed your publication since sometime last year --- picked up at "The Turning Page" in Milwaukee. I enjoy the theme issues, as long as you also feature "Fun Guys", Reviews, "Mail-Call", Editorial, and Donna Death. Yours is nearly the perfect journal --- perhaps some HPLish/CAS type poetry and a portfolio or two would be good also.

Other subjects discussed: "The Tree on the Hill", Robert Howard's "The Hand of Obeah", Clark Ashton Smith and drug imagery, discussion of R. L. Tierney's "Has Kadath Been Sighted?" from the issue #14, Lovecraft's "Dunsanian" stories, possible interpretations of "Polaris", comments on the issues #15 and #13, discussion of the article "Homosexual Panic in 'The Outsider' from the issue #8, the genre of horror literature.

Issue 21

Crypt of Cthulhu #21 was published in March 1984. It had 68 pages.

The theme of the issue was "Saturnalia and Other Poems by H.P. Lovecraft".

Contents

  • Cover Art by Rick Bryant [illustration] (front cover)
  • Introduction by S. T. Joshi [essay] (v–vi)
  • On the Creation of Niggers by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (1)
  • To Mr. Munroe, on His Instructive and Entertaining Account of Switzerland by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (1–2)
  • To an Accomplished Young Gentlewoman on Her Birthday, Decr. 2, 1914 by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (2)
  • The Decline and Fall of a Man of the World by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (2)
  • The Road to Ruin by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (3)
  • Verses Designed to be Sent by a Friend of the Author to His Brother-in-Law on New-Year’s Day by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (3)
  • On an Accomplished Young Linguist by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (3)
  • To “The Scribblers” by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (4–5)
  • The Isaacsonio-Mortoniad by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (5–7)
  • Providence Amateur Press Club (Deceased) to the Athenaeum Club of Journalism by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (8–9)
  • Gryphus in Asinum Mutatus by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (9–11)
  • To the Arcadian by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (11)
  • To the Nurses of the Red Cross by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (11–12)
  • To the A.H.S.P.C. on Receipt of the May Pippin by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (13–14)
  • To the A.H.S.P.C. on Receipt of the Christmas Pippin by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (14–15)
  • Sors Poetae by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (15)
  • “The Poetical Punch” Pushed from His Pedestal by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (16)
  • To Mr. Kleiner, on Receiving from Him the Poetical Works of Addison, Gay, and Somerville by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (16–17)
  • To Col. Linkaby Didd by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (17–20)
  • Epigrams by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (20–21)
    • On a Poem for Children, writ by J.M.W. by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (20)
    • On ———’s Gaining in Weight by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (20)
    • Lines on a Dull Writer Having Insomnia by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (20)
    • On a Pathetick Poem, by J.M.W. by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (20)
    • Idle Lines on a Poetick Dunce by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (20)
    • On the Habit of Letter-Writing by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (21)
  • On Collaboration by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (21–24)
  • With a Copy of Wilde’s Fairy Tales by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (25)
  • On Receiving a Portraiture of Mrs. Berkeley, ye Poetess by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (25–26)
  • To S.S.L.: Christmas 1920 by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (26)
  • To Saml Loveman Esq. by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (27)
  • To Saml: Loveman, Gent. by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (27)
  • To Two Epgephi by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (28)
  • Damon and Lycë by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (28–30)
  • To Mr. Baldwin, upon Receiving a Picture of Him in a Rural Bower by H. P.
  • Lovecraft [poetry] (30–31)
  • Saturnalia by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (31)
  • To Xanthippe, on her Birthday—March 16, 1925 by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (31)
  • Hedone by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (31–32)
  • Veteropinguis Redivivus by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (33–34)
  • My Lost Love by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (34–35)
  • To a Young Poet in Dunedin by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (36)
  • On an Unspoil’d Rural Prospect by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (36–37)
  • Christmas Greetings by H. P. Lovecraft [poetry] (37–54)
  • Notes by S. T. Joshi [essay] (55–60)

The poems from the issue can be read here.

References

  1. ^ It should be noted that Price himself is not always willing to "set aside politics" in his fandom activity, as his controversial speech at the opening ceremony of NecronomiCon Providence 2015 indicates.
  2. ^ Quoted from Necronomicon Press website
  3. ^ Quoted from Necronomicon Press website