The Complete John Thunstone by Manly Wade Wellman

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Beautifully illustrated by artist Raymond Swanland and George Evans, The Complete John Thunstone is a worthy chapter in the timeline of fiction devoted to the supernatural.
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Description Conceived by Manly Wade Wellaman and Weird Tales editor Dorothy McIlwraith in 1943, John Thunstone is a scholar and playboy who investigates mysterious supernatural events. Large and strong, intelligent, handsome, and wealthy, he has the typical attributes of a heroic character. He is also well-read in occult matters and has access to weapons (such as a sword-cane forged by a saint) that are especially potent against vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. In addition to the ghosts and other traditional supernatural beings, several of Thunstone's enemies are Wellman's unique creations. Particularly compelling are the the enigmatic shonokins, a race of human-like creatures who claim to have ruled North America before the coming of humans. Thunstone's most persistent foe is the diabolical sorcerer Rowley Thorne, a character loosely based on the real occultist Aleister Crowley. Thunstone originally appeared in short stories published in Weird Tales from 1943 to 1951 with a final short story in 1982. Wellman would later write two novels featuring Thunstone: What Dreams May Come (1983) and The School of Darkness (1985). Table of Contents The Third Cry to Legba Weird Tales Nov 43 The Golden Goblins Weird Tales Jan 44 Hoofs Weird Tales Mar 44 The Letters of Cold Fire Weird Tales May 44 John Thunstone s Inheritance Weird Tales Jul 44 Sorcery from Thule Weird Tales Sep 44 The Dead Man s Hand Weird Tales Nov 44 Thorne on the Threshold Weird Tales Jan 45 The Shonokins Weird Tales Mar 45 Blood from a Stone Weird Tales May 45 The Dai Sword Weird Tales Jul 45 Twice Cursed Weird Tales Mar 46 Shonokin Town Weird Tales Jul 46 The Leonardo Rondache Weird Tales Mar 48 The Last Grave of Lill Warran Weird Tales May 51 Rouse Him Not Kadath Jul 82 What Dreams May Come, Doubleday 1983 The School of Darkness, Doubleday 1985
 

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Published December 22, 2012 by Haffner Press. 640 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mark Squirek on Apr 22 2013

Beautifully illustrated by artist Raymond Swanland and George Evans, The Complete John Thunstone is a worthy chapter in the timeline of fiction devoted to the supernatural.

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