After 74 Years, “The Curly Wolf” Returns to Print

The upcoming issue of TGR, which will make its debut at this year’s Howard Days, will include a special treat for Howard fans. The rare Howard story for issue #14 is “The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth.” To date, this hilarious western featuring Bearfield Elston has only appeared once, in the September 1936 issue of Star Western.  At some point before his death, Howard rewrote a Breckinridge Elkins story titled “A Elkins Never Surrenders” into this Elston story. The Elkins version eventually appeared in 1968, 1979 and 1983. Richard Pace is doing the artwork for “The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth,” and one of his preliminary sketches of Elston appears at the left.

A complete list of contents, as well as pre-ordering information will be available soon.  Also, the print run for this upcoming issue will only be 210 copies, and with this rare story in the issue, I suspect it will sell like Howardian hotcakes.

Additional information on TGR #14 can be found on the Coming Soon page.