Sailor Steve Costigan is a merchant sailor on the Sea Girl and is also its champion boxer. His only true companion is a bulldog named Mike (after his brother and fellow boxer, "Iron" Mike Costigan). Costigan, one of Howard's humorous boxing pulp heroes, roamed the Asiatic seas with fists of steel, a will of iron, and a head of wood. A striking contrast between Howard's barbarians and swordsmen, Costigan was a modern-day character, written in a humorous, Texas tall tale style. This edition includes: The 'Sailor Steve Costigan' Stories: The Pit of the Serpent The Bull-Dog Breed Sailor's Grudge Fist and Fang The Iron Man Winner Take All Waterfront Fists Champ of the Forecastle Alleys of Peril The TNT Punch Texas Fists The Sign of the Snake Blow The Chinks Down! Breed of Battle Circus Fists Dark Shanghai Vikings of the Gloves Night of Battle The Slugger's Game General Ironfist Sluggers of the Beach Other Boxing Stories: The Apparition in the Prize Ring Alleys of Darkness Cupid vs. Pollux The Iron Man
Acerca de Robert E. Howard
R. E. Howard (Texas, 1906-1936) escribió decenas de relatos que vieron la luz en la revista Weird Tales, donde publicaban H. P. Lovecraft o Clark Ashton Smith. Su héroe más popular, Conan, generó una larga colección de cómics y adaptaciones cinematográficas. Además de fantasía, redactó historias de boxeo, al que era muy aficionado, aventuras orientales y del Oeste.
Acerca de E. Phillips Oppenheim
E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) published more than one hundred novels, which were mainly adventure-packed tales of international conspiracies. Among his works are The Man from Sing Sing, Jacob’s Ladder, The Modern Prometheus, and The Pawns Count.