Crypt of Cthulhu

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Crypt of Cthulhu  Issue 51 1987 Cover Art by Grey Ginter
Crypt of Cthulhu
Issue 51 1987
Cover Art by Grey Ginter

Crypt of Chtulhu is a literary zine devoted to the works of H. P. Lovecraft and his circle, and the Cthulhu Mythos.

First released by Robert M. Price on Hallowmas, 1981, Crypt of Chtulhu presented essays, articles, interviews, reviews, research, news items, fiction, poetry and more. It was published for twenty years, first in Bloomfield, New Jersey, and then, as of issue #34, in Mount Olive, North Carolina, U.S.A. and featured contributions by many notable writers and artists.

Contributors of writing included E.P. Berglund (Nyctalops), Leigh Blackmore, Carolyn L. Boyd, Scott D. Briggs, Donald Burleson, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Cannon, Lin Carter (Spaceteer), Marc A. Cerasini, T. G. Cockcroft, Mary Elizabeth Counselman-Vinyard, L. Sprague de Camp, Donna Death, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Jason Eckhardt, Kenneth W. Faig, Jr., Michael Fantina, William Fulwiler, Charles Garofalo, John S. Glasby, C.J. Henderson, Ben P. Indick (Ibid), Tani Jangsang (Cthulhu Cultus), P.F. Jeffery, S.T. Joshi, D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous), Thomas Ligotti, Frank Belknap Long, Robert W. Lowndes, Brian Lumley, Dirk W. Mosig (The Miskatonic), Will Murray, Gary Myers, Fred L. Pelton, Robert M. Price, Wilum Pugmire (Midnight Fantasies, Old Bones), Joseph S. Pulver, Brett Rutherford, Ann K. Schwader, Carol Selby, David E. Schultz, Darrell Schweitzer, Wilson Sheperd, Richard L. Tierney, Ralph E. Vaughan, and Don Webb.

Crypt of Cthulhu also featured reprints of work by R.H. Barlow (Leaves), Robert Bloch, Fred Chappell, Adolphe de Castro, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner, Francis T. Laney (The Acolyte), H. P. Lovecraft, Samuel Loveman, Maurice W. Moe, E. Hoffman Price, Gerry de la Ree (Clark Ashton Smith - Artist), Duane W. Rimel, Richard F. Searight, and Clark Ashton Smith.

Contributors of artwork included John Borkowski, Rick Bryant, Michael H. Cline (Ye Yowlings of Yog-Sothoth), Guy Cowlishaw, Jason C. Eckhardt, Stephan E. Fabian, Jim Garrison, Peter H. Gilmore, Grey Ginter, Chris Gross, D.L. Hutchinson, Allen Koszowski, Robert H. Knox, Larry Latham, L.L. McAdams, Chris Pelletiere, Robert M. Price, and Darrel Tutchton.

For a period of time during the 1980s, Crypt of Cthulhu was also included in the apazine Esoteric Order of Dagon mailings.

Robert M. Price also edited Cthulhu Codex.

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