Weird Tales: The World's Most Influential Horror Magazine

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Weird Tales is a horror magazine that was first published in 1923. It is considered to be one of the most influential horror magazines of all time, and it has published some of the most famous horror stories ever written, including "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft and "The Dunwich Horror" by Lovecraft and August Derleth, and Conan and King Kull stories by Robert Howard.

The magazine was founded by J.C. Henneberger and Farnsworth Wright. Henneberger was a businessman who was interested in the occult, and Wright was a writer and editor who was passionate about horror fiction. The two men combined their interests to create a magazine that would showcase the best in horror writing.
Weird Tales quickly became a success, and it published some of the most important horror writers of the 20th century, including Lovecraft, Derleth, Robert E. Howard, and Ray Bradbury. The magazine also published some of the most famous horror stories ever written, including "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by H.P. Lovecraft, and "The Thing on the Doorstep" by Lovecraft and Hazel Heald.
Weird Tales ceased publication in 1954, but it was revived in 1973. The revived magazine has continued to publish some of the best in horror writing, and it has introduced a new generation of readers to the world of weird fiction.

Key Issues of Weird Tales

If you're interested in collecting Weird Tales magazine, here are a few of the most important issues to collect:
  1. March 1923: This is the first issue of Weird Tales magazine Weird Tales March 1923
  2. February 1928: This issue features the first appearance of Lovecraft's most famous story, "The Call of Cthulhu.Weird Tales February 1928
  3. December 1932: The first appearance of Conan the Barbarian by Robert HowardWeird Tales December 1932
  4. October 1933: The classic Batwoman cover by Margaret BrundageWeird Tales October 1933
  5. May 1934: The first appearance of Conan on the cover of Weird TalesWeird Tales May 1934
While Weird Tales in the 1930s are not incredibly scarce, they can be difficult to find in high grade. 1920s issues are rarer. If you are ever thinking of selling any Weird Tales, don't hesitate to reach out at

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