Robert E. Howard Pigeons from Hell(Ace Books, 1979)
Cober by Esteban Maroto
Introduction (1976) essay by Glenn Lord Pigeons from Hell • (1938) The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (1931) People of the Dark (1932) The Children of the Night (1931) The Dead Remember (1936) The Man on the Ground (1933) The Garden of Fear (1934) The Thing on the Roof (1932) The Hyena (1928) Dig Me No Grave (1937) The Dream Snake (1928) In the Forest of Villefere (1925 ) Old Garfield's Heart (1933) The Voice of El-Lil (1930)
The introduction is basically a letter from Howard which was published in Weird Tales.
The cover is a nice Maroto, who maybe is more known for his comic work done for Warren magazines like Vampirella and Creepy. It is just not very apprppiate for the book. Guess the reasoning was: oh, it is the writer of Conan, slap a guy with a sword on it.
i think the artwork is far more appropriate than Jeff Jones' effort for the Zebra edition of the same book. what's that all about?
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.