Crypt of Cthulhu

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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 Cthulhu 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. The final issue, #107, was published for Eastertide 2001.

Contributors of writing included Steve Behrends, E.P. Berglund (Nyctalops), Eddy C. Bertin, 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, Andrew Darlington, L. Sprague de Camp, Donna Death, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Jason Eckhardt, Kenneth W. Faig, Jr., Michael Fantina, William Fulwiler, W. Paul Ganley, Charles Garofalo, John S. Glasby, C.J. Henderson, Don Herron, Ben P. Indick (Ibid), Tani Jantsang (Cthulhu Cultus), P.F. Jeffery, S.T. Joshi, T.E.D. Klein, Fritz Leiber, D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous), Thomas Ligotti, Frank Belknap Long, Robert W. Lowndes, Brian Lumley, Dirk W. Mosig (The Miskatonic), Sam Moskowitz, Will Murray, Gary Myers, Fred L. Pelton, Robert M. Price, Wilum Pugmire (Midnight Fantasies, Old Bones), Joseph S. Pulver, Brett Rutherford, Ann K. Schwader, Julius Schwartz, Carol Selby, David E. Schultz, Darrell Schweitzer, Wilson Sheperd, David Sutton, Steve Rasnic Tem, Richard L. Tierney, Ralph E. Vaughan, and Don Webb.

Crypt of Cthulhu also featured reprints of work by R.H. Barlow (Leaves), Robert Bloch, Hugh B. Cave, Fred Chappell, Adolphe de Castro, August Derleth, Henry Hasse, Robert E. Howard, Carl Jacobi, 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.