REHupa

Onion Tops is the title of my fanzine for the Robert E. Howard United Press Association.

Onion Tops #1 in REHupa 190 – Dec. 2004
— “Long Road to Cross Plains” (How I arrived in REHupa)
— “The Howard Review Reviewed” (Review of The Howard Review #12)
— “Robert E. Howard: A Collector’s Nightmare” (The difficulty in acquiring Howard’s works)

Onion Tops #2 in REHupa 191 – Feb. 2005
— “Down the Road” (My visit to Greenleaf Cemetery; includes pamphlet)

Onion Tops #3 in REHupa 192 – Apr. 2005
— “A Word from our Sponsor” (Extended personal intro; Onion Tops explained)
— “Fuel to the Fire” (Lin Carter comments from his intros to Cabell books)

Onion Tops #4 in REHupa 193 – Jun. 2005
— “What’s in Your Wallet?” (Recent REH-related acquisitions)
— “In Lovecraft’s Shadow” (Stephan King’s REH-related comments in his review of an HPL-related book)
— “King Comments” (Issues with King’s comments in his Danse Macabre)

Onion Tops #5 in REHupa 194 – Aug. 2005
— “Summer Vacation” (Just a list of my REH-related items)

Onion Tops #6 in REHupa 195 – Oct. 2005
— “Getting the Word Out: AV Style” (Reprints July 10 article in AV Press and extra credit at school)
— “The Complete Steve Harrison” (bibliographic)

Onion Tops #7 in REHupa 196 – Dec. 2005
— “That Might Be Kind of Cool” (My purchase of de Camp’s copy of Rohmer’s The Golden Scorpion)
— “De Camp-O-Rama” (Biographical quotes and article reprint)

Onion Tops #8 in REHupa 197 – Feb. 2006
— “’I could not go into a library or bookstore and select what I wanted’” (REH books in EHS library)
— “Having a Conan Christmas” (REH merchandise and comments on Milius interview)

Onion Tops Special Edition – Feb. 2006
— “Howard House Escapes Destruction” (CP fire with lots of newspaper reprints)

Onion Tops #9 in REHupa 198 – Apr. 2006
— “Howard’s 100th” (Fort Worth Birthday trip report; Peaster, Dark Valley, Cross Plains)

Onion Tops #10 in REHupa 199 – Jun. 2006
— “Pit-Stop in Peaster” (My first visit to Howard’s birthplace)

Onion Tops #11 in REHupa 200 – Aug. 2006
— “After the Fire: A Cross Plains Trip Report” (Includes lots of sidelights: Dark Valley, Burkett, Bangs, Fort McKavett)

Robert E. Howard in The Fantasy Fan, edit and intro – Aug. 2006

Onion Tops #12 in REHupa 201 – Oct. 2006
— “A Little History” (Poetry contest and “The Sea”; REH in Commerce Journal)

Onion Tops #13 in REHupa 202 – Dec. 2006
— “We drank some beer . . .” (Survey of beers mentioned in REH letters)
— “REH in Classic Cars II” (Expansion of TC blog piece to include a lot of info re REH cars)
— “44 for 12: A World Fantasy Convention Trip Report”

Onion Tops #14 in REHupa 203 – Feb. 2007
— “Home for the Holidays” (REH death in Abilene paper)
— “Conan Christmas: Part Duex” (Roy Thomas book)
— “The Scholar and the Skulls” (by Titus Gee; reprint of July 2, 2006 Valley Press article re TC awards)

Onion Tops #15 in REHupa 204 – Apr. 2007
— “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” (Addition to the list in Onion Tops #13)
— “A Tale of Zukala” (REH’s use of Zukala in poetry and prose)

Onion Tops #16 in REHupa 205 – Jun. 2007
— “Collector’s Woes” (Getting Bacon’s fanzines)
— “The Most Unexplainable Event in Texas History” (REH in The West Sept. 1967)
— “The Word” (Roehm fiction)
— “Superfluous Spending” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
— “Why REHupa?” (My life as a Howard-head)
— “License and Registration, Please” (Tracking REH’s cars and license)

Onion Tops #17 in REHupa 206 – Aug. 2007
— “On the Road Again: Howard Days 2007” (A complete section, with lots of sidelights)
— “More Madness” (My trip north and Wandrei reprint)
— “Shadow Kingdoms” (Paperback available)
— “Time Capsule” (Three reviews)

Onion Tops #18 in REHupa 207 – Oct. 2007
— “Californian Dreaming” (Info on and REH in The Californian)

Onion Tops #19 in REHupa 208 – Dec. 2007
— “From Kirby to Conan and Back Again” (Story of “The Trail of the Blood-Stained God”)

Onion Tops #20 in REHupa 209 – Feb. 2008
— “102 Candles for Robert E. Howard” (Cross Plains trip report)

Onion Tops #21 in REHupa 210 – Apr. 2008
— Untitled (Appendix A: listing of non-Howard letters)

Onion Tops #22 in REHupa 211 – Jun. 2008
— “June 1936” (Letters and articles)

Onion Tops #23 in REHupa 212 – Aug. 2008
— “Howard Days 2008” (Brownwood, Camp Colorado, Keystone Hotel, etc.)

Onion Tops #24 in REHupa 213 – Oct. 2008
— “The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter” (bibliographic listing)

Onion Tops #25 in REHupa 214 – Dec. 2008
— Untitled (making sense of the OSU typescripts)

Onion Tops #26 in REHupa 215 – Feb. 2009
— “A Modern Day Conan” (Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books)
— Untitled (fluff piece on HD GOH Larry D. Thomas)

Onion Tops #27 in REHupa 216 – Apr. 2009
— “A Date with Romance” (REH’s submissions to)

Onion Tops #28 in REHupa 217 – Jun. 2009
— “So Long, Steve” (Me and Tompkins)

Onion Tops #29 in REHupa 218 – Aug. 2009
— “Extracurricular Activities” (Howard Days trip report with lots of sidelights)
— “Robert E. Howard Rides the Rails” (Guest ’zine by pop)

Onion Tops #30 in REHupa 219 – Oct. 2009
— “Hawkshaw the Detective” (Source of REH series)

Onion Tops #31 in REHupa 220 – Dec. 2009
— “The $89.88 Amendment” (To curb selling recent mailings)
— “On the Railroad Again” (More REH train stuff)

Onion Tops #32 in REHupa 221 – Feb. 2010
— “Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso” (Aztec Bar)
— “Who Was George H. Wagmann?” (Pulp letter-writer)
— “REH in the Brownwood Bulletin” (Suicide pieces)

Onion Tops #33 in REHupa 222 – Apr. 2010
— APAthy #1 (Why work?)

Onion Tops #34 in REHupa 223 – Jun. 2010
— APAthy #2 (Rule discussion)

Onion Tops #35 in REHupa 224 – Aug. 2010
— “11 Days in June” (Howard Days with sidelights, San Antonio, Marlin, etc.)

Onion Tops #36 in REHupa 225 – Oct. 2010
— “11 Days in June Part 2” (More from Howard Days)

Onion Tops #37 in REHupa 226 – Dec. 2010
— “Black Friday or 127065 to 130968” (Glenn’s birthday trip report with sidelights)

Onion Tops #38 in REHupa 227 – Feb. 2011
— “Oh Brother” (Alice Day and nuggets from Brownwood Bulletin)

Onion Tops #39 in REHupa 228 – Apr. 2011
— “Mailing Comments”

Onion Tops #40 in REHupa 229 – Jun. 2011
— “My Name Is Earl” (Earl Lee Comer)

Onion Tops #41 in REHupa 230 – Aug. 2011
— “The Bard” (Ottie Gill and his items in The Bard)

Onion Tops #42 in REHupa 231 – Oct. 2011
— “Austin, Who?” (Austin Newton)

Onion Tops #43 in REHupa 232 – Dec. 2011
— “The Lone Scout Connection” (REH, LSA, Junto, publications)
— “Addendum” (Sent in later, additional LSA information)

Onion Tops #44 in REHupa 233 – Feb. 2012
–“Goodbye, Glenn”

Onion Tops #45 in REHupa 234 – Apr. 2012
–“The Paradox Pull” (digging through Glenn’s papers)

Onion Tops #46 in REHupa 235 – Jun. 2012
–“Letters to Glenn” (excerpts from Novalyne’s letters to Glenn)

Onion Tops #47 in REHupa 236 – Aug. 2012
–“Parked in Putnam”(IMH in Putnam, photos, minac)

Onion Tops #48 in REHupa 237 – Oct. 2012
–“Back to School” (Glenn’s papers, contents of that book)

Onion Tops #49 in REHupa 238 – Dec. 2012
–“A Question of Birth” (Hester Howard’s correct birthplace and date)

Onion Tops #50 in REHupa 239 – Feb. 2013
–“Home-Bound” (list of places I’ve visited and map)

Onion Tops #51 in REHupa 240 – Apr. 2013
–“The Comer Connection” (new information regarding Earl Lee)
–“Gafford Gaff” (correcting info on Fowler Gafford)
–“Norris Chambers—1917-2013” (just a letter he wrote to Glenn)

Onion Tops #52 in REHupa 241 – Jun. 2013
–“The Class of ’22” (short bios of REH’s CPHS classmates)

Onion Tops #53 in REHupa 242 – Aug. 2013
–“The Practical Joke” (REH runs for LSA office)
–“Little-Known Fact #1” (Hester Howard in missionary society)
–Untitled (reprinting Vinson poem and Mooney pieces)

Onion Tops #54 in REHupa 243 – Oct. 2013
–“Minac Edition” (2-page trip report of both HD and WorldCon)

Onion Tops #55 in REHupa 244 – Dec. 2013
–“Little-Known Fact(s) #2” (Alice Day, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Roy Guthrie, Bettis)

Onion Tops #56 in REHupa 245 – Feb. 2014
–“Peaster, Texas” (reprinted article)

Onion Tops #57 in REHupa 246 – Apr. 2014
–“The Summer of ’24” (just that, with CPR notices, Weslaco, etc.)

Onion Tops #58 in REHupa 247 – Jun. 2014
–“Ervin in Coke” (W. V. Ervin in Coke Co.. Howards, too)

Onion Tops #59 in REHupa 248 – Aug. 2014
— “Spur of the Moment” (IMH in Spur and de Camp)

Onion Tops #60 in REHupa 249 – Oct. 2014
— “Training Doctor Howard” (IMH’s doctor relatives in Texas)

Onion Tops #61 in REHupa 250 – Dec. 2014
— “Mordecai’s Line” (Howard family roots)

Onion Tops #62 in REHupa 251 – Feb. 2015
— “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” (Mary “Maxine” Ervin)

Onion Tops #63 in REHupa 252 – April 2015
— “Henry’s Will” (James Henry’s will and a bit of genealogy)

Onion Tops #64 in REHupa 253 – June 2015
— “1910-1913” (Howards in Palo Pinto and Clay Counties)

Onion Tops #65 in REHupa 254 – August 2015
— “The Lost Ervin Mine” (Ervins in Lampasas and New Mexico)

Onion Tops #66 in REHupa 255 – October 2015
— Reprints “A Tale of Two Letters” from the TC Blog.

Onion Tops #67 in REHupa 256 – December 2015
— “1915” (Items from CPR and research)

Onion Tops #68 in REHupa 257 – February 2016
— “1916” (Items from CPR and research)

Onion Tops #69 in REHupa 258 – April 2016
— “1917” (Items from CPR and research)

Onion Tops #70 in REHupa 259 – June 2016
— “American Fiction Guild” (Letter quotes and ephemera)

Onion Tops #71 in REHupa 261 – October 2016
— “The Road to Cross Plains” (IMH from Arkansas to Cross Plains)

Onion Tops #72 in REHupa 263 – February 2017
— “1918” (CPR items and research)

Onion Tops #73 in REHupa 267 – October 2017
— Untitled Howard Days trip report featuring a map of the Howard House with cellar

Onion Tops #74 in REHupa 269 – February 2018
— Untitled, discovery of REH, Tyson, TCS photo.

Onion Tops #75 in REHupa 273 – October 2018
— “Tell of Gloria’s Life” (All the Echla Laxson details I have)