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[Groop]Weird Tales / Motels in San Diego

Hi Folks!

I am re-re-re-re-reading the Pacific Groos and they are still really great!

Howard's Conan stories were published in Weird Tales from around 1932-1936
at which time Howard shot himself.  The stories that were put out in
paperback in a 12 book series by ACE in the late 60's and early 70's
included all of Howard's stories plus others by L. Sprague DeCamp and a
couple others.  In that series DeCamp also took outlines of Howard Conan
stories and finished them and turned other Howard non-Conan stories into
Conan stories.  DeCamp also edited all the Howard Conan stories to one
degree or another.

This kind of stuff drives purists crazy!  In response to this, Karl Edward
Wagner put together  a book that had 4 or 5 Howard Conan stories that were
taken directly from photos of Weird Tales pages.  I think the copyright is
about 1976 and it was a hardback.  I cannot remember the Title, but Wagner
wrote an intro and a you might be able to find it doing a cross reference of
Wagner & Howard.  Ironically, Wagner later joined the legion of authors who
have written Conan stories for TOR!

Ruben, I beleive you can get hotel/motel info on the con web site:
www.comic-con.org  The least expensive places in town are the Comfort Inn &
Quality Inn and you can make reservations by calling 1-800-COMIC99.

btw, GROO is a really great comic.

Take care all -Gary G.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruben Arellano" <ruben@oanet.com>
To: <groop@groo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 3:12 PM
Subject: [Groop]OT: Weird Tales / R.E. Howard.

> A friend of mine is looking to get some of the original Robert E. Howard
> Conan  stories printed in Weird Tales from the '40s.  Ebay doesn't seem
> to have many of them.  Does anybody know of any online sources that have
> a decent selection?
> Thanks folks!
> Ruben.
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