Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Complete Action Stories - Robert E. Howard

A collection of stories of two types, one are the boxing stories about Steve Costigan, usually getting into trouble in various Asian ports. The second are the hillbilly Hercules hijinks of Breckenridge Elkins and his carnage causing abilities. All of a decidedly humorous tone, in general.

Complete Action Stories : The TNT Punch - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : The Sign of the Snake - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Blow the Chinks Down - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Breed of Battle - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Dark Shanghai - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Mountain Man - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Guns of the Mountains - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : The Scalp Hunter - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : A Gent from Bear Creek - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : The Road to Bear Creek - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : The Haunted Mountain - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : War on Bear Creek - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : The Feud Buster - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Cupid from Bear Creek - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : The Riot at Cougar Paw - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : The Apache Mountain War - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Pilgrims to the Pecos - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Pistol Politics - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Evil Deeds at Red Cougar - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : High Horse Rampage - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : No Cowherders Wanted - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Conquerin' Hero of the Humbolts - Robert E. Howard
Complete Action Stories : Sharp's Gun Serenade - Robert E. Howard

Costigan's dog bites a cop, the crowd goes off their nut, and a yank pretends to be arrested by poms to get Steve's cash. Very amusing.

4 out of 5


A beach fight for Costigan turns into a brawl with a Malay gang.

3 out of 5


Steve Costigan and mate get mixed up with spies and gems in Hong Kong.

3.5 out of 5


Costigan is plenty mad when someone kidnaps Mike for dirty dog fights.

4.5 out of 5


Costigan and mate see that retrieving a female thief might get them a lot of cash.

3 out of 5


Elkins is sent to fetch a letter, but ends up in the ring.

3 out of 5


Elkins goes after some outlaws who robbed his uncle, but has a problem telling them from the law.

3.5 out of 5


Of uncle's hairpieces, mule assassination, and counterfeiting.

3.5 out of 5


Elkins has to stop his family trying to kill each other over some gold, and the loss of.

4 out of 5


Elkins is asked to help with a disagreement between his father and uncle, but some of the same old happens.

3 out of 5


Elkins, tired of his Aunt, hires on to help out an athropologist.

3 out of 5


All the shot, stabbed and broken people were apparently the razorback's fault, says Elkins.

3.5 out of 5


Elkins decides to put an end to some clan disagreements.

3.5 out of 5


Elkins gets in the middle of making a wedding happen.

3 out of 5


Elkins busts his brother's foot, has to do a job for him, ends up in the slammer, but is released to protect the town from a wild man. Who happens to be his cousin.

4 out of 5


Licker is a ruin.

3 out of 5


Guiding past some Mexicans.

3 out of 5


Spelling for campaign entertainment.

3 out of 5


Hard core bowling, hard heads, shootouts, landslides and lying and thieving contribute to reasons Mr. Elkins does not like the titular town.

3.5 out of 5


Elkins goes looking for his cousin, a definite fashion victim, which involves a lot of fighting and not much cousin.

3 out of 5


Elkins very much worries buffalo hunters.

3.5 out of 5


Elkins is asked to help with some rustlers, and finds that, well, that is just not the story at all.

3.5 out of 5


Elkins in pursuit of the suicidal, pretty schoolteachers and maniacs.

3 out of 5




3.5 out of 5

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