Fists of Iron

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   


[UPDATE: This collection is now available.]

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, the first volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. The first round measures in at 420 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Christopher Gruber. The book is expected to ship by the end of May or early June 2013. Other volumes will follow as their covers are completed. Pre-order yours today.


Introduction: “The Brute Eternal,” by Christopher Gruber

Fists of Iron

The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux
Double Cross
The Weeping Willow
The Right Hook
The Voice of Doom
Crowd Horror
Iron Men
The Mark of a Bloody Hand
They Always Come Back
The Trail of the Snake


Kid Lavigne is Dead
Aw Come on and Fight!
The Cooling of Spike McRue
Fables for Little Folks
The Champ
Slugger’s Vow
In the Ring
Untitled (And Dempsey climbed into the ring)
Untitled (They matched me up that night)
Down the Ages
John L. Sullivan
Jack Dempsey
Untitled (We are the duckers of crosses)
Untitled (All the crowd)
When you Were a Set-up and I Was a Ham

Early Tales, Variants and Fragments

The Spirit of Brian Boru
A Man of Peace
The Atavist (unfinished)
Cupid vs. Pollux
The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux (alternate version)
Untitled fragment (I had just hung…)
The Ferocious Ape” (fragment)
Untitled fragment (Spike Morissey…)
Untitled fragment (The tale has always been…)
The Ghost Behind the Gloves (fragment)
Lobo Volante (fragment)
Night Encounter (incomplete)
The Folly of Conceit (unfinished)
Iron Men (first version)


Dula Due to be Champion
The Punch
Men of Iron

Odds and Ends

Untitled document, incomplete, perhaps from an essay
Jeffries Versus Dempsey
Misto Dempsey
The Funniest Bout
Boxing material from Howard’s self-published The Right Hook


“The Lord of the Ring” (part 1), by Patrice Louinet

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