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16 November 2018  


2018 Pulp Den Award
Tom Johnson has announced the winners of the 2018 Pulp Den Award

Complete list of 2018 PULP DEN Awards


Millennium Bug (Doc Brazen Book 1)
by Jeff Deischer (Author)


The world’s most famous crimefighter, scientist and adventurer from the Thirties and Forties comes out of his fifty-year retirement when his anti-crime operation is attacked. Someone has discovered his secret: a clandestine program to turn criminals into productive members of society. Aided by a new group of assistants, Ulysses Brazen, Jr. finds a genius equal to his behind a scheme to take over the world without firing a shot.

Kindle Price:    $4.00


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2019 VINTAGE SCI FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

The fantastic, otherworldly, astounding, bizarre, and beautiful collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-1950s. Unknown writers like Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Anderson got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered to be just as inspiring.

These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover.
The 9x13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9x26 inches.
The image for each month is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9x12 inch frame.

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $18.95






2019 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft’s strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm

$14.99


2019 SCI-FI  Calendar - Now available!

By Al Feldstein, L.B. Cole, Murphy Anderson, Jack Kirby et al.

This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics:

Weird Science and Weird Fantasy covers by Al Feldstein, Ghostly Weird by L.B. Cole, two covers from DC's Strange Adventures (one by Murphy Anderson), a bizarre flying saucer cover from Charlton's Space Adventures, Avon's Strange Worlds and a great Mister Mystery cover...

From the pulps we have an early Weird Tales, a prime Amazing Stories, and a cool Captain Future. And a 1958 Atlas title, Strange Worlds, by none other than Jack Kirby.

$14.95



2019 The Sci-Fi Art of Virgil Finlay Wall Calendar - Now available!

Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques.

This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.

Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views.


Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
$14.99

2019 WORLDS OF FICTION Calendar - Now available!

Recommended. We are treated to a couple of classic pulps and lots of classic film posters, both iconic and lesser known.

Captain Future, The Green Slime, At the Earth's Core, Journey to the Seventh Planet, Missile to the Moon, The Time Machine, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Queen of Outer Space....


$14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #163

Free Lances in Diplomacy Volume 2 by Clarence Herbert
A Mohammedan Adventure
The Missing Treaty
The Camera-Men
Personally Conducted
A Short-Sighted Plot
The Oriental Menace
Man Proposes
The Embassy Plot


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Dead Wrong by Stewart Sterling
Silent Murder roamed the swank Park Royal’s plush rooms. 
But when Gil Vince, sharp hotel dick, finally stumbled on the killer’s track, he lost his job; he lost his girl—and any minute he was going to lose his life!

Marriage For Murders by Reynolds Phillips
“They’ll Never Find Me” by John Marshall Tufts
Black Jack Burglar by Edwin Booth
A Shroud From Winners by Alfred Hill

Cover Artist: George Gross

7x10, 112 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #55 - April 1937

The Black Aces of Doom by Robert J. Hogan


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

 
Adventure House
Now available!

Startling Stories – May 1951

 
The Seed From Space by Fletcher Pratt
From a star in the infinite came the Avna Overmind, subtle and patient—implacably reducing mankind to servitude and plunging Willard Slater into a desperate battle against a mystic threat.

Letters of Fire by Matt Lee
Birthplace of Creation [Captain Future] by Edmond Hamilton
Curt Newton and the Futuremen are called on to protect the cosmos from the destructive activity of a dangerous madman.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down by John Wyndham
Tame Me This Beast by Robert Moore Williams
A Taxable Dimension by Samuel Mines

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey


7x10, 162 pages, $12.95




Airship 27 Productions
SUN KOH : Heir to Atlantis
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions answers the question, “Who is Sun Koh?”

During the 1930s German pulp writer Paul Muller wrote a series of adventures featuring his hero, Sun Koh : Heir of Atlantis. From the very start he was intended to an Aryan version of America’s Doc Savage. Like Savage he was larger than life and accompanying him on his adventurers was a group of loyal, unique individuals. Whereas Doc Savage was a man of science and his companions all experts in various technical fields, Sun-Koh’s stories were slanted towards mythology and mysticism. He was supposedly a time-traveler from the sunken continent of Atlantis, a member of the royal family and master of arcane abilities. Although there were plenty of super scientific gizmos in his adventures, it was the magic that took center stage. His aides were magicians, immortals and religious Hindu assassins. Quite an eclectic mix.

In 2010, in the midst of the New Pulp explosion, Dr. Art Sippo wrote a brand new adventure novel featuring these characters. “Sun-Koh : Heir of Atlantis.”
It premiered to rousing acclaim by pulp fans and a sequel was planned.
Sadly that second book never materialized and eight years later, the first book is out of print. Now Airship 27 Productions is about to rectify all that.
Ron Fortier, Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, entered into an agreement with Dr. Sippo to reprint “Sun-Koh : Heir to Atlantis.” 

“We couldn’t be happier,” Fortier reported after getting Dr. Sippo’s green light. “Whatever one’s thoughts on this German based character, he clearly has a place in the history of pulps and Art has written a whopping great book that demands to stay in print and we at Airship 27 are going to see it does.”

Now Dr. Art Sippo’s controversial New Pulp offering returns in this newly expanded Airship 27 edition with an introduction by Pulp Factory Award winner writer, Andrew Salmon and interior illustrations by Art Director Rob Davis and a stunning cover by Adam Shaw. The book also contains a Bonus Back-Up feature spotlighting Sun Koh’s amazing crew.



Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

More Pulp T-Shirts Available: Captain Future, Secret Agent X, and Spicy Mystery - New!

Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars
Now Available: Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8
Veiled Knowledge by Edwin James (American Science Fiction Magazine Series)
Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available -

Now available!

Pulp t-shirt aficionados, your prayers have been answered!
We’ve just released three of the most-requested vintage pulp logo t-shirts:
Captain Future, Secret Agent X, and Spicy Mystery.
These are of the same high quality fabric and printing you’ve come to expect from us.

Did you attend the Pulp AdventureCon in New Jersey a few weeks ago?
Then you might’ve seen some fashionable pulp fans wearing these shirts there.
These are 100% pre-shrunk cotton and the printing is very durable: we’ve not had any of them fade, even after repeated washings.
They’re available in a variety of colors and sizes, so what’s holding you back from ordering?


Altus Press




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

THE SHADOW #136: “The Wealth Seeker,” “Guardian of Death” and “Murder in White"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in three classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, the generous donations of an unknown philanthropist attract the sinister attention of “The Wealth Seeker” and his criminal minions! Then, a “Guardian of Death” protects a crypt’s incredible secret until it’s unearthed by The Shadow! Finally, Lamont Cranston goes undercover in a big city hospital to clear a physician falsely accused of committing “Murders in White.” This triple-novel special leads off with a knockout color pulp cover by George Rozen and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-254-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
"The House of Souls": The Steel Ring Vol. 3 by R. A. Jones
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray
Berlin Noir from Philip Kerr: In Memorium
Flinch Fest
Wayne Reinagel's new novel "The Castaway"
A Baker's Dozen - 13 essays and an Interview about the Doc Savage Universe by Jeff Deischer

Ave • atque • Vale : Reminiscences of H. P. Lovecraft - Coming December 1!

H. P. Lovecraft was one of the most beloved individuals of his era, and many friends, colleagues, and correspondents wrote memoirs of their association with him. This volume, one of the most exhaustive collection of Lovecraft memoirs ever published, gathers together some of the best-known accounts of Lovecraft the man and writer, including W. Paul Cook’s classic In Memoriam: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1941) and Sonia H. Davis’s The Private Life of H. P. Lovecraft, a moving discussion of her marriage to the Providence writer. Members of the celebrated Kalem Club (Frank Belknap Long, Rheinhart Kleiner, Samuel Loveman, James F. Morton) add their assessments, while such neighbors as Harold W. Munro (Lovecraft’s classmate at Hope Street High School), Clara Hess, and Muriel Eddy offer unique glimpses of Lovecraft’s life in Providence.

As Lovecraft became a titan in the world of pulp fiction, such colleagues as Donald Wandrei, E. Hoffmann Price, and H. Warner Munn recounted their recollections. Late in life, Lovecraft became a mentor for a cadre of young fans and writers who were spearheading the fantasy fandom movement, and many of them—R. H. Barlow, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Kenneth Sterling, and others—told of their memories of the dreamer from Providence.

Ave atque Vale has been meticulously edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. They have supplied biographical information on the various authors and annotated each essay thoroughly to explain obscure references and to correct errors. This book will be an invaluable contribution to the study of H. P. Lovecraft.


Full contents listing at the link below.

$29.95 - Trade Paperback 
$49.95 - Hardcover Edition




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

From the dawn of the sound era through the mid-1950s, action-loving moviegoers patronized their local picture palaces every week to see the latest thrill-packed episodes of their favorite chapter plays. And while they were primarily drawn to the intrepid heroes who battled dastardly villains in pursuit of lost treasures or secret formulas, they also paid close attention to the distressed damsels in constant need of rescue. Of course, not every woman in serials required saving; a few were pro-active partners in peril, willing and eager to mix it up with brutish heavies whenever the occasion demanded. But all of them were sweetly sexy, even if they rarely got the chance to show off their charms.

In this book serial historian Ed Hulse has gathered more than a hundred rare photos showing the serial queens at their sexiest and most provocative. Some are clad in swimsuits, others in negligées, still others in their skivvies. You’ll see the most familiar—Kay Aldridge, Frances Gifford, Noel Neill, Jean Rogers, Linda Stirling—as well as the obscure actresses who appeared in only a single chapter play. Hulse provides informative captions summarizing the careers of these cliffhanging cuties of yesteryear.

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In addition to being the most profitable chapter play in the 20-year-history of Republic Pictures—generating more than $1.1 million in worldwide revenue—THE LONE RANGER (1938) set new standards of excellence for motion pictures adapted from other media. It was a genuine phenomenon, securing bookings from major theater circuits and big-city picture palaces at the time when serials played mostly during Saturday matinees in small-town movie houses. Along with their success at box offices, both THE LONE RANGER and its 1939 sequel, THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN, exerted considerable influence on the evolution of this beloved hero from American pop culture.

In this profusely illustrated monograph, film historian Ed Hulse presents a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of both serials' production. It has been extensively researched from recently uncovered documents buried deep in the files of George W. Trendle, the broadcasting magnate whose Detroit radio station WXYZ was the Lone Ranger's birthplace and home for more than two decades. Hulse has reviewed hundreds of pages—private letters, legal correspondence, inter-office memos, studio production reports, even the original 1937 contract between Trendle and Republic—culling from them all pertinent details relating to the production of both serials and the first's 1940 feature version, HI-YO SILVER. To this material he has added information gleaned from his own interviews of principal participants: co-director William Witney, head writer Barry Shipman, stunt double Yakima Canutt, and cast members Herman Brix, George Letz (Montgomery), and Sammy McKim.

The 94-page monograph sports dozens of illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, and magazine covers.

BEHIND THE MASK can be ordered at www.muraniapress.com.
The $12.50 price includes free shipping to buyers in the domestic United States.
International buyers must inquire before ordering to get shipping costs to their countries.


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
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Long the best-selling title in Murania Press history — nearly 2000 copies in print, with copies sold in 23 countries — THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION is now available in a new revised and expanded edition.

This exhaustive overview, which goes into greater detail than most other books covering pulp-magazine history, was originally conceived as a collector's handbook but has been recognized as a valuable reference work for newly minted devotees of rough-paper fiction.
The 2018 edition continues along the same lines while still retaining its appeal to advanced hobbyists.

Along with addressing previous omissions and making editorial corrections, we have added nearly 10,000 words of new copy (recently uncovered facts and additional analysis) to the existing manuscript. 
We've also included more cover reproductions, among them at least a half dozen important first issues left out of the original 2013 edition.

What's more, we have updated the four appendices, which supply carefully compiled lists of mass-market pulp-fiction anthologies, reference books about the pulps, small-press publishers specializing in rough-paper fiction reprints, and a collector's guide to building a comprehensive pulp-magazine collection.  Perhaps most importantly, the book now has a complete index — the lack of which was the only substantive complaint we've ever received about the earlier Guide.

The new material has been added (without significantly increasing the book's page count and list price) by slightly reducing the text's font size, thus getting more words per page. 
We also filled blank pages that previously separated chapters. The 2013 Guide had 414 pages, the 2018 revision has 428.

The revised BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION, in our opinion, represents a significant improvement on what has already been considered one of the foremost works covering the subject. 
Like its predecessor, the book is priced at $29.95 (postage included to domestic U.S. purchasers) and is available at muraniapress.com. 
Shipping begins during the first week of September.


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

An Important Announcement for Murania Press Customers

Collectibles Update
October Overstock Sale
2018 Labor Day Weekend Sale
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part One
The Latest from Murania Press

Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #5: THE CITY ANNIHILATOR
by Stuart Hoppen
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!


The saga of the Twilight Patrol continues — equal parts H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 and His Battle Aces.

Beneath our feet, beneath this very spot, lies beauty beyond all comprehension. This beauty lies in the form of seven cities. These seven cities are linked in mysterious and secretive ways to one another, and the destiny of all mankind. But the Mysteriarchs of the Abyss are preparing to destroy the seven cities. The aftermath of destroying their consummate beauty will yield ultimate power to the ultimate enemy, and throw the world into darkness. And the seven cities that have lain for countless eons, safe from the corruptions of man, will be no more.

To the world at large, The Twilight Patrol is a high-flying band of scrappy patriots, ever alert for trouble and always willing to lend a hand. To the sinister foes lurking behind the Axis horizon, they are a force to be reckoned with in the onslaught against freedom. To their fans, The Twilight Patrol is the bravest assortment of adventurers ever brought together to confront the dark forces threatening our mortal realm.

Read more about The Twilight Patrol in "Stuart Hopen: Flying High with the Twilight Patrol,"and installment of the Bold Venture Bulletins blog.


Trade paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches, 124 pages, $14.95

eBook: $3.99


Bold Venture Press
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

A Griff and Fats crime novel

“First-rate hard-boiled fiction. Mike Hammer probably crossed paths with Griff and Fats, who live in the back alleys of Jim Thompson country.” — Booklist

Bay City, 1962 — a time of peace and trust, when girls hitch-hiked without a care. But for an ice-hearted killer, it’s a time of easy pickings. When he kills the daughter of a rich power-broker, all hell breaks loose, and he goes on a crazy killing spree to cover his tracks. Then Griff and Fats, two free-wheeling homicide detectives, begin hunting the monster who tortures and kills, but time is running out. This police procedural novel is a hardboiled roller-coaster of sex, violence, and suspense.

Hellbent on Homicide marks the beginning of Gary Lovisi's chronicles of Griff and Fats, two homicide detectives who often cross the line bringing killers to justice.

Trade paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 158 pages, $9.95
eBook: $3.99






Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum - New!
Pulp Consumption: The Shadow of the Torturer
Cry Havoc! Submissions are Open!
Pulp Consumption: The Ballad of Black Tom
Issue 7 Out Today!
Pulp Consumption: The Black Company


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #82 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Joe DeVito
"Bronze in Amber" by Chuck Welch
"A Heart-Warming Savage Tale" by Duane Spurlock
"The Strange Case of the SS Domino" by Julián Paga
"Savage Sketchbook" by Ron Hill
"Through the Seventh Gate" by Christopher Paul Carey
"Selling the Sizzle: Remembering Ron Wilber" by Howard Wright
"Escape From Loki Revisited" by Will Murray
"Doc Calls an Audible" by Terry Allen
"Calamity Averted" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/

Subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

$35.00 USA
$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

The Sapphire Goddess
The Return of Dargoll & Other Pulp Stories
The Feaster From Afar
Short Reviews – The Dark World, by Henry Kuttner
Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson
Short Reviews – [Just a Tease] The Dark World, by Henry Kuttner

Clive Cussler: SEA OF GREED (A Kurt Austin Adventure) - Now available!
With Graham Brown

After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer?

The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with bacteria that are consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth--a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean.

With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that's remained hidden for more than fifty years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that's been unleashed be stopped?


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List price: $29.00




Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Books: THE MASK OF DR. FU MANCHU by Wally Wood (and Sax Rohmer, too) (1951)
 - New!
SEA RAIDER Gum Cards (1933)   - New!
Weird Paintings by Margaret Brundage  - New!
Pulp Gallery: OVER THE TOP (1928-30)  - New!
Forgotten Books: THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION by Nicholas Meyer (1974)
The BLACKHAWK SQUADRON Arrives! (1941)
Pulp Gallery: ARGOSY plays Football
Movie Posters of 1921 (Part 3)
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color! "Make-Up for Murder" (1951)
Forgotten Books: THE VALLEY OF TWISTED TRAILS by W.C. Tuttle (1931)
Richard Powers' TARZAN Paintings (1960s)
Do-It-Yourself HALLOWEEN MASKS (again)
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color!: "Blackmail Bump-Off" (1951)  

DEJAH THORIS #10 - Arriving in comic shops November 21!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Diego Galindo
Cover B: Mike McKone
Cover C: Pasquale Qualano

All things come to head as the royal fleet is attacked by the Tharks and Dejah Thoris is willing to sacrifice herself for the good of Helium.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




 

 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Men of Violence No. 11
 - New!
Now in print: Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3  
Modern Age Books
Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018
Tough Crime Stories
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1
TDE9 Status

DMR Books Blog - Now online!




Jim Steranko Hits Eighty
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/4/2018
The Sword and Sorcery Legacy of Donald A. Wollheim: Part Two

DMR Books Now Open For Submissions!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/28/2018
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/21/2018
TPK: “The Weaver in the Vault” by Clark Ashton Smith
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/14/2018
Ironhand of Almuric: A Review

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Fourth Title in the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Limited Edition Collection....
JOHN CARTER OF MARS Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Coming in February!
Now available for pre-order!


(Preorder) JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Two books in dust jackets and custom slipcase with bonus medallion
$199.99 + $6 shipping
Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019


ERB’s 11th and final novel in the Barsoom series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348) -  with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter – individual custom slipcases and a new Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson and an updated Introduction by Richard Lupoff. 

The G&D edition of John Carter of Mars will be the 50th authorized ERB title reprinted by G&D since they published their first title, Princess of Mars, 100 years ago.

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

•  Two unique matching number books in custom slipcases signed by the artists and contributors.
•  Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and an artist TBA.
•  2" Commemorative Medallion featuring JCM artwork and ERB's crest from his bookplate - edge-etched with numbers matching .
•  20+ Tipped in Color Plates by Robert Abbett, J. Allen St. John & Reed Crandall (newly colorized), Joe Jusko, and other artists to be announced.
•  100+ B&W Story Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, Reed Crandall, Motoichiro Takabe, Richard Corben, Krupa and J. Allen St. John
•  Vintage Style Book Cloth with new titling by Zavier Cabarga grained to match the original ERBI & G& D editions from the 1930’s & 1940’s.
•  New Barsoom map endpapers, (2) 2-sided laser-cut bookmarks, replicas of a Canaveral Press postcard & letter and ERB’s Notebook pages.
•  High Quality Printing, Paper and Bindings - Offset printed in the U.S.A. on 80# Archival Vanilla Finch paper in symth-sewn bindings.

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

Anyone who ordered Savage Pellucidar will be given first opportunity to reserve their same limitation number for this and all future editions.

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

Thanks for your order from The Edgar Rice Burroughs Limited Edition Collection.

John Carter of Mars is the fourth title in the Limited Edition Collection.
We’re committed to producing the ultimate ERB books ever published – the highest quality, most prolifically illustrated and attractively designed ERB books available. 

We’ve added lots of extras like....
•  an antique silver finish medallion edge-etched with the number matching your books.
•  (2) two-sided laser cut bookmarks,
•  80# archival paper, fold-out color plates, two-sided laminated dust jacket and original commissioned artwork, make these volumes unique treasures. 



For a look at additional artwork
click here


THE HOUSE OF SOULS (The Steel Ring Volume 3) - Now available!
by R. A. Jones 


What is the House of Souls?
In the distant jungles of Cambodia, an ancient sleeping evil awakens.
The Steel Ring, now bereft of its long-time leader, the Eye, must cope with the growing mystery and menace as it spreads across the globe in 1941, splitting its forces into dangerously weak factions as the attack on Pearl Harbor looms.


Paperback: 382 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
 $21.00



Amazon.com  

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Revisiting Some Sword-And-Sorcery

Perilous Momentum
Magician’s Skull 2
The Magician’s Skull will Return
Pictures in the Fire
Mighty Warriors Arrive
Mighty Warriors


Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Kickstarter Project for a second edition is now live online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25, 2018

Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition (900 copies) of the book is available for only $40.
A Limited Slipcased Edition (100 copies) of the book is available for only $50.

This second printing is virtually identical to the first edition, apart from a few additional artworks and some slight improvements to the quality of a few color reproductions. 





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #23 - Now available and arriving soon in comic shops!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art) Various

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. This issue spotlights N.C. Wyeth, one of America's greatest ever illustrators; Virgil Finlay, the iconic American pulp fantasy, science fiction, and horror illustrator; Bobby Chiu, Canadian digital artist extraordinaire; and Anne & Janet Grahame Johnstone, a glimpse into their world of myths and legends.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99





JAMES BOND: FOREVER AND A DAY - Now available!
by Anthony Horowitz 


A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity.
 
M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”

“‘It’s Bond, sir,'” the Chief of Staff replied. “James Bond.”

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.

It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime.

It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $26.99


Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
£11.31




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #10
Another bookful of Dan Turner stories from 1936, 1937, 1940, 1942, and 1943 issues
of Spicy Detective Stories, Speed Detective, and Dan Turner Hollywood Detective.

Included in this book are:
Dead Man's Head
Falling Star
Silverscreen Spectre
Veiled Lady
Death's Passport
Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead
Star Chamber
Riddle in the Rain
Sleeping Dogs
Sing a Song of Murder

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 320 pages
SRP $25.95
Our discounted price $14.95

 

 
Justin Marriott
MEN OF VIOLENCE #11
Now available!

Men of Violence 11
Front cover illustrated and designed by Rik Rawling.

Contents
 Richard Toogood: Guest Editorial
 Forgotten Artists One: Jack Hayes
 Song of the South: Stuart Cloete
 The Swordsman: Martin Holmes studies the historical novels of Gardner F. Fox
 Forgotten Artists Two: Bill Francis Phillips
 Paul Bishop “Talbot Mundy the Mystic Adventurer”
 The Eternal Champion: A review of the first Casca book
 “Casca the Immortal” interview with Tony Roberts
 The Curse of Casca
 Richard Toogood “Family of Fighting Eagles” The Aquila stories of Rosemary Sutcliff
 Forgotten Artists Three: Richard Clifton-Dey
 Jim O’Brien “The Viking Paperback Bloke” Henry Treece
 Love Like Blood: Rafael Sabatini


Paperback: 76 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$10.00



 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre
Dark Fantasy: A Warning about OTR eBooks
Forever and a Day: The origin of James Bond


Matthew Reilly: THE THREE SECRET CITIES (Jack West, Jr.) - Coming December 4!

A shadow world behind the real world
When Jack West, Jr. won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil.
A world with its own history, rules and prisons
Now these dark forces are coming after Jack...in ruthless fashion.
That is reaching into our world...explosively
With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend.
It’s an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted...by the greatest hunters in history.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$26.99



Mike Chomko -  November/December 2018 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for November/December 2018

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/




Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER DOUBLE FEATURE
By Chuck Miller & Bobby Nash

Now available in hardcover and softcover editions!


FROM THE CREATORS OF DOC SAVAGE & THE SHADOW!
Two NEW thrillers for the price of one!


Black Water is a secret worth killing for, a prize worth any price to claim. To most, it is a myth, but for the leaders of the Tartarus Legion, it is an obsession. And…

When a distraught woman comes to the Richard Benson with a story about the ghost of a vicious mass murderer, he and Nellie Gray find themselves targeted by a ruthless killer.
Has the fiend really come from beyond the grave? And will he take the Avenger and Nellie back with him?

Cover art: Lucas Durham
Trade paperback, 130 pages, 6” x 9”, $11.99
Hardcover,
130 pages, 6” x 9”, $21.99




Moonstone Books
NEW PULP FICTION
By Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
The latest Moonstone newsletter claims this is "Just In"
Hopefully it will arrive in comic shops soon!

COMICS & ILLUSTRATED PROSE!
From Blood and Thunder Alley…dealing out Maximum Justice:
New complete action thrillers starring the Black Bat (can-see-in-the dark two-gun crimefighter), Secret Agent X (man of a thousand faces), and the Purple Scar (who wears a mask of his murdered brother)!

Cover: Dennis Calero
Trade paperback, 146 pages, 7” x 10”, grayscale, $12.99




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Where Angels Fear to Tread.”
 - New!
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: LARS ANDERSON “The Domino Lady Collects.”  - New!
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD SALE “Chiller-Diller.”
A Book Review for Halloween by Dan Stumpf: EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – The Monster Men.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Cheating the Chair.”
Pulp Villain Stories I’m Reading: A. E. APPLE “The Diamond Pirate.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: BARRY PEROWNE “Raffles and the Death Rocket.”

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Black Spectre
- New!
Dr. Vigilante
Captain Hawklin
Super Savant

PULPDOM
PULPDOM ONLINE #20
Now available!

A special issue on H. Bedford-Jones, new info and rare artwork you've never seen anywhere else. 48 pages of fun reading with lots of eye candy...


Request at ridgefirecaz@gmail.com



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Patrols of Peril" by Frederick C. Davis from AIR STORIES, August, 1927
Drug smugglers along the Rio Grande struggled with the Border Patrol air guard with a dramatic wing to wing crossing to rescue an unconscious pilot.

"Suicides Are Saps" by Donald Bayne Hobart from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, January, 1939
A detective sent out to investigate an attempted suicide figures someone is trying to murder the man.

"Hatched in a Mare's Nest" by S. E. Harris from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, July 13, 1918
Conflict over illegal liquor from a contraband-running ship.





The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Pulp Era Writing Advice from Stan Lee
How I Write, by Norvell Page


Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!
 
Angkor Cloth Angkor Gold  
- New!
Road Games and Other Weird Tales - New!
Ghost In The Asylum  
Nightscape Double Feature #2  
2018 PULP DEN Awards  
The Autobiography of Corrine Bernard
Tango Down  


Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Crazy Cows and Horrified Horses - The western art of George Harrison Wert  - New!
Pulp Phenomenon - Harold Hersey
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 - trip report
Issue Review - Western Story Annual, 1948
Adventure House Pulp and Collectibles Show – Trip Report
Ramon F. Adams – Author, Cowboy historian, Candyman
J. Edward Leithead - Author, Dime novel historian  


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Black Bat Novel That Disappeared
The Ninja
The Devil's Mirror
Pulp Hero Press
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE
Coming soon!


 
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE is the first of two volumes written by Roy Thomas about the "life" of Conan the Barbarian as chronicled in the Marvel comics he scripted during the 1970s. The first volume has 50 chapters, each corresponding to the same-numbered issue of the comic book, and includes a biographical style account of what Conan did in the comic, in comparison to what he did in the REH story on which the comic is based, as well as background information about the people involved in creating the comic, relevant inner workings of Marvel at the time, Roy's working relationship with Glenn Lord, etc.


Cover by Benito Gallego



Pulp Hero Press


Pulp Hero Press
ROBERT E. HOWARD: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY
By David C. Smith

Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

Hither Came REH...
From a single, stifling room in a small sagebrush town in central Texas, hunched over a manual typewriter, Robert E. Howard created memorable characters, exotic worlds, and glorious pulp adventures. In this new biography, Howard is firmly established as an important figure in American literature.

Before taking his own life at the age of 30, the precocious Howard was one of the most popular writers of the pulp magazine era of the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Recognized today as the creator of Conan the Cimmerian and the originator of the sword-and-sorcery genre, he was also a gifted poet and the author of now-classic horror stories, historical dramas, and comical tall tales.

But the gifted and brilliant Howard saw himself as an outsider in the small Texas town where he lived with his father, a physician, and his mother, who battled ill health for much of her life. Constrained by circumstance, Howard put into his fiction the excitement of far horizons that he himself was denied.

David C. Smith, himself a recognized author of fantasy and adventure fiction, here presents the unique story of a young man who defied the odds of his time and place to become a writer whose work is still enjoyed by millions. Smith shows us how Howard fulfilled his readers’ expectations for page-turning excitement while writing with poetic precision and creating archetypal characters that are now part of mainstream American popular culture.


Print Length: 259 pages
Kindle: $7.99


Pulp Hero Press  Amazon.com   Kindle


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #83 Audiobook
Pirates from Hell

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Across these broad United States swept the grisly hordes of LaFitte, modern counterpart of ancient, blood-thirsty piracy. In their horrible wake remained only red ruin and the charred skeletons of the Nation’s crack trains... Such was the criminal blitzkrieg of LaFitte, the brutal buccaneer no man dared challenge — save Richard Wentworth... alias the Spider!
 
Author and former crime reporter Norvell W. Page, who penned the majority of the Spider’s exploits as Grant Stockbridge in Popular Publications’ infamous pulp magazine, The Spider, once described his hero in gigantic but unflinching terms: “His exploits had raised him to the proportions of a legendary hero. In ancient times, Rome would have made him an emperor-god. Salem might have burned him as a sorcerer. The modern world—well, the police had offered rewards totaling thousands of dollars for his capture ‘dead or alive.’ And the Underworld hated him and plotted his destruction with a fierceness bred of abject terror.



“Yes, Richard Wentworth was a murderer in the eyes of the law—a butcher who had slain a hundred, a thousand of his fellow men. They took no account of the fact he killed only those who richly deserved to die, that he alone had prevented a score of master criminals from overwhelming the forces of law and order.”
 
The Spider was the only pulp hero to suffer under a messiah complex of immense proportions. As Norvell W. Page related his complicated backstory: “Wentworth had sworn his crusades of justice long ago solely because of his hatred of injustice, his great altruistic love for mankind.
 
This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made the Spider his own! Pirates from Hell originally published in The Spider magazine, August, 1940.

  
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Hooded Detective Audiobook
January 1942
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!


Featuring the Black Hood! Man of Mystery!
 
Written by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, the Hooded Detective, a costumed crime fighter who was more than happy to commit crimes to help solve crimes.
The Black Hood appeared in the September 1941 issue of Black Hood Detective magazine. The title was changed to Hooded Detective magazine for the November 1941 and January 1942 issues. The Black Hood also had a comic book and a radio show.
Columbia Publications was the publisher and Cliff Campbell was the editor.
These nine stories are torn from the pages of the January, 1942 issue of Hooded Detective magazine and is read with stirring intensity by award winning voice actor, Milton Bagby.


Table of Contents:
 
The Whispering Eye by G. T. Fleming-Roberts
Read by Milton Bagby
Hunted by the police…framed for robbery and murder by the Eye, master fiend and vicious ruler of the underworld…loathed by Barbara Sutton the girl who loves him…The Black Hood had to face the blazing purgatory of this murder master’s guns to win back Barbara’s love and clear himself of the framed charges.
 
Candidate for a Coffin - short story by T. W. Ford
One Hundred Bucks Per Stiff - short story by J. Lloyd Conrich
Death is Deaf - short story by Cliff Campbell
Three Guesses - short story by David Goodis
The Cop was a Coward - short story by Wilbur S. Peacock
A Dinner Date with Murder - short story by Harry Stein
The Strange Case of William Long - A True Fact Crime Short by Roy Giles
Artistic Murders Misfire - A True Fact Crime Short by Mat Rand
 

 
 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $5.99
Audio CDs - $11.99

Regular price:
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Jungle Stories #41 eBook
Winter 1948

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Ki-Gor, son of the jungle! Orphaned son of missionary Robert Kilgour, raised in the jungle, he grew to a six foot bronzed-skin giant who ruled the jungles. Joined by Helen Vaughn, his fiance and later wife, Timbo George, the Masai chief, and N'Geeso, the chief of a Pygmy tribe, this band of adventurers roam the wilds of Africa in a series of pulp magazine stories that began in 1939 and ended with the last published story in 1954. Now, Ki-Gor is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A New Full-Length Ki-Gor Novel
The Lost Beasts Of Ta’Tamba
by John Peter Drummond
Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, and Brend, boy-emperor of the Stolen Kingdom, battled side by side against the thousand warrior-beasts of Ramfis. Crawling swamp lizards would have had a better chance of victory. But struggling in the claws of Durga-Rama, the fiend usurper, Helene cried: “Ki-Gor, my mate, will save me!”
 
Tom-Tom Tragedy — Novelet Of African Adventure
by Wilton Hazzard
The great war drum of the Makua had been silent for many moons. When suddenly its moaning rhythm beat across the veldt, Gordon Corby, the Limpopo trouble-shooter, knew that juju death was flying like an arrow to his heart!
 
Lost Safari — Novelet Of African Adventure
by Alexander Wallace
To keep his record clean, veteran guide Ross Bain led that party of strange scientists down forbidden jungle trails — even though the prize they sought was his own festering corpse!
 
Voodoo Fangs — Novelet Of African Adventure
by Dan Cushman
It was more than the fire-juju of the N’cimbo fetish-priests that made Yankee Jim Dunn throw away his eighteen-year-old dream of escaping the slow tortures of Luassa Kraal.
 
The Long Fear — Exciting Short Story
by Walter James Sheldon
“In the native villages John McDall had seen white men with the long fear, broken with fever, perpetual terror in their eyes, it didn’t take long once it began...”
 
Serpent’s Fetish — Exciting Short Story
by James Blish
What ancient monsters would prowl the jungle when the foolish bwanas unlocked the Valley of Dragons?

 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

Regular price:  $3.99
Discounted 50% the first week: $1.99



SANJULIAN: MASTER OF FANTASY ART
The new deluxe art book from a true master, Sanjulian!
Kickstarter Project now online!

This project is seeking funds for the publication of a new art book featuring 312 pages of the art of Manuel Perez Clemente, aka Sanjulian.  The books will be done in two formats - hard and soft cover with the same material featured in both versions of the book.  Joe Jusko has graciously written the introduction for the book.  One master talking about another.  In addition to the books themselves, this project will feature various original art rewards, including the opportunity to get your own personal commission from Sanjulian.

The image shown is a mockup of how the book is expected to look.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Saturday, November 17, 2018.


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

Featuring
GILBERT ROLAND, KENNETH MacDONALD, MONA MARIS, FRANK LACKTEEN
and CHARLES MIDDLETON


In the land of Ajad, Hassan, the jealous and treacherous twin of rightful, good caliph Kasim targets his brother for murder and assumes his identity. Unknown to Hassan, Kasim survives his scheming brother's midnight coup and assumes the identity of a legendary outlaw called "the Hawk." Kasim and his loyal allies must battle Hassan's treasonous assassins and the dangerous Brothers of the Sword in order to help the rightful ruler win the love of beautiful princess Azala and work his way back to the throne.

An action-packed and entertaining exotic adventure story with lavish sets and an engaging plot, featuring a good cast including a solid leading man in a dual role and many familiar supporting classic serial actors. One of a few costume epic serials of the 1940s that tried something different.
Standard definition dual-layer (double-length) DVD
15 episodes; 4 hours 52 minutes
Restored picture and audio, with light warm/cool tone enhancement.



SPECTRE LIBRARY: THE PULP AND PAPERBACK FICTION READER - Now online!

Revenge Rides the Range by Will Frame - New!
Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels
Brothers of the Purple Plains by Steve Watts
Death Stills the Brush by F. W. Gumley
Tracks of the Turtle by Frederick C. Davis
“Some Rise by Sin” by Alan Whicker

Stan Lee: December 28, 1922 - November , 2018

Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.
Lee is survived  by his daughter JC and brother Larry.

Stan Lee revolutionised the comics industry in the 1960s when he created the mythic figures that are today inspiring new generations to flock to cinemas. Lee’s creations – Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, most of the Avengers (Hulk, Iron Man, Thor), Daredevil and Doctor Strange – helped rescue the costumed superhero from obscurity and usher in the Silver Age of American comic books.
 
Born Stanley Martin Lieber in Manhattan on 28 December 1922, Lee was the son of Romanian immigrants, Jacob Aaron Lieber and his wife Celia (née  Solomon). After graduating at 16, Lee learned through his uncle, Robbie Solomon, that Timely Comics, a subsidiary of Magazine Management owned by Martin Goodman (related through his marriage to Stan’s cousin, Jean), was looking for an assistant in the editorial office run by Joe Simon. Lee’s first job was to fill inkwells, collect lunch, erased pencil lines and proofread finished pages. His first story was a text filler, “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge” in Captain America 3 (May 1941). A few months later, he found himself in charge of the office when Simon and his artistic partner, Jack Kirby, struck a deal with rivals National.

Lee was the cheerleader of Marvel Comics for over sixty years, as editor-in-chief from 1941 and as publisher from 1972 until 1996.

Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Edna Bell Seward (1877-1963)  - New!
F. Georgia Stroup (1882-1952) - New!
The Eleventh Hour - New!
Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part Two
Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part One
Doctor Satan on the Cover of Weird Tales
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Five
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Four
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Three 
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Two


VERSES FOR THE DEAD (Agent Pendergast) - Coming December 31, 2018!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. X. L. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.

Pendergast and his new teammate, junior agent Coldmoon, are assigned to Miami Beach, where a rash of killings by a bloodthirsty psychopath are distinguished by a confounding M.O.: cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them-along with cryptic handwritten letters-at local gravestones, unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belonged to women who committed suicide.

But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades.


Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
$28.00






WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

Full contents

Iconoclasm, by Adrian Cole
Have a Crappy Halloween, by Franklyn Searight
Early Snow, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
The Dollhouse, by Glynn Owen Barrass
Elle a Vu un Loup, by Loren Rhoads
Bringing the Bodies Home, by Christian Riley
Restored, by Marlane Quade Cook
Nameless and Named, by David M. Hoenig
Playing A Starring Role, by Paul Lubaczewski
And the Living is Easy, by Mike Chinn
The Prague Relic, by Paul StJohn Mackintosh
The Circle, by Matt Sullivan
Sanctuary, by John Linwood Grant
The Giving of Gifts, by Matt Neil Hill
The Santa Anna, by Jack Lothian
The Dread Fishermen, by Kevin Henry
Blind Vision, by Andrew Darlington
The Thirteenth Step, by William Tea
This Godless Apprenticeship, by Clint Smith
Waiting, by John W. Dennehy
Pouring Whiskey In My Soul, by Paul R. McNamee
True Blue, by Darrell Schweitzer
The Treadmill, by Rohit Sawant
The Veiled Isle, by W. D. Clifton

Poetry
Gila King, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Necro-Meretrix, by Frederick J. Mayer
Grinning Moon, by Frederick J. Mayer
The Burning Man, by Russ Parkhurst
Silent Hours, by Russ Parkhurst
The Old White Crone, by Maxwell I. Gold

Amazon.com   Kindle   Wildside Press: Softcover   Wildside Press: eBook


Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook

 





09 November 2018  


2018 Pulp Den Award
Tom Johnson has announced the winners of the 2018 Pulp Den Award

Complete list of 2018 PULP DEN Awards


Millennium Bug (Doc Brazen Book 1)
by Jeff Deischer (Author)


The world’s most famous crimefighter, scientist and adventurer from the Thirties and Forties comes out of his fifty-year retirement when his anti-crime operation is attacked. Someone has discovered his secret: a clandestine program to turn criminals into productive members of society. Aided by a new group of assistants, Ulysses Brazen, Jr. finds a genius equal to his behind a scheme to take over the world without firing a shot.

Kindle Price:    $4.00


Kindle
 


2019 VINTAGE SCI FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

The fantastic, otherworldly, astounding, bizarre, and beautiful collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-1950s. Unknown writers like Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Anderson got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered to be just as inspiring.

These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover.
The 9x13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9x26 inches.
The image for each month is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9x12 inch frame.

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $18.95




Asgard Press   Bud's Art Books  


2019 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft’s strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm

$14.99


2019 SCI-FI  Calendar - Now available!

By Al Feldstein, L.B. Cole, Murphy Anderson, Jack Kirby et al.

This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics:

Weird Science and Weird Fantasy covers by Al Feldstein, Ghostly Weird by L.B. Cole, two covers from DC's Strange Adventures (one by Murphy Anderson), a bizarre flying saucer cover from Charlton's Space Adventures, Avon's Strange Worlds and a great Mister Mystery cover...

From the pulps we have an early Weird Tales, a prime Amazing Stories, and a cool Captain Future. And a 1958 Atlas title, Strange Worlds, by none other than Jack Kirby.

$14.95



2019 The Sci-Fi Art of Virgil Finlay Wall Calendar - Now available!

Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques.

This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.

Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views.


Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
$14.99

2019 WORLDS OF FICTION Calendar - Now available!

Recommended. We are treated to a couple of classic pulps and lots of classic film posters, both iconic and lesser known.

Captain Future, The Green Slime, At the Earth's Core, Journey to the Seventh Planet, Missile to the Moon, The Time Machine, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Queen of Outer Space....


$14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!
Delayed due to Createspace issues!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #55 - April 1937

The Black Aces of Doom by Robert J. Hogan


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

 
Adventure House
Coming soon!
Delayed due to Createspace issues!

Startling Stories – May 1951

 
The Seed From Space by Fletcher Pratt
From a star in the infinite came the Avna Overmind, subtle and patient—implacably reducing mankind to servitude and plunging Willard Slater into a desperate battle against a mystic threat.

Letters of Fire by Matt Lee
Birthplace of Creation [Captain Future] by Edmond Hamilton
Curt Newton and the Futuremen are called on to protect the cosmos from the destructive activity of a dangerous madman.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down by John Wyndham
Tame Me This Beast by Robert Moore Williams
A Taxable Dimension by Samuel Mines

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey


7x10, 162 pages, $12.95




Airship 27 Productions
SUN KOH : Heir to Atlantis
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions answers the question, “Who is Sun Koh?”

During the 1930s German pulp writer Paul Muller wrote a series of adventures featuring his hero, Sun Koh : Heir of Atlantis. From the very start he was intended to an Aryan version of America’s Doc Savage. Like Savage he was larger than life and accompanying him on his adventurers was a group of loyal, unique individuals. Whereas Doc Savage was a man of science and his companions all experts in various technical fields, Sun-Koh’s stories were slanted towards mythology and mysticism. He was supposedly a time-traveler from the sunken continent of Atlantis, a member of the royal family and master of arcane abilities. Although there were plenty of super scientific gizmos in his adventures, it was the magic that took center stage. His aides were magicians, immortals and religious Hindu assassins. Quite an eclectic mix.

In 2010, in the midst of the New Pulp explosion, Dr. Art Sippo wrote a brand new adventure novel featuring these characters. “Sun-Koh : Heir of Atlantis.”
It premiered to rousing acclaim by pulp fans and a sequel was planned.
Sadly that second book never materialized and eight years later, the first book is out of print. Now Airship 27 Productions is about to rectify all that.
Ron Fortier, Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, entered into an agreement with Dr. Sippo to reprint “Sun-Koh : Heir to Atlantis.” 

“We couldn’t be happier,” Fortier reported after getting Dr. Sippo’s green light. “Whatever one’s thoughts on this German based character, he clearly has a place in the history of pulps and Art has written a whopping great book that demands to stay in print and we at Airship 27 are going to see it does.”

Now Dr. Art Sippo’s controversial New Pulp offering returns in this newly expanded Airship 27 edition with an introduction by Pulp Factory Award winner writer, Andrew Salmon and interior illustrations by Art Director Rob Davis and a stunning cover by Adam Shaw. The book also contains a Bonus Back-Up feature spotlighting Sun Koh’s amazing crew.



Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

Now Available: Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8
Veiled Knowledge by Edwin James (American Science Fiction Magazine Series)
Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available -


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

THE SHADOW #136: “The Wealth Seeker,” “Guardian of Death” and “Murder in White"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in three classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, the generous donations of an unknown philanthropist attract the sinister attention of “The Wealth Seeker” and his criminal minions! Then, a “Guardian of Death” protects a crypt’s incredible secret until it’s unearthed by The Shadow! Finally, Lamont Cranston goes undercover in a big city hospital to clear a physician falsely accused of committing “Murders in White.” This triple-novel special leads off with a knockout color pulp cover by George Rozen and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-254-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

"The House of Souls": The Steel Ring Vol. 3 by R. A. Jones


Comicbook legend R. A. Jones has written Volume 3 in his Golden Age Superhero series "The Steel Ring" which is entitled "The House of Souls."  As one set of theats has been defused at the cost of some members of the Superhero Ring, a new threat looms: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor!  Old characters return and new characters come on the scene, and there is a sense of dread that slowly builds up as the story progresses to a shattering climax!
 
Jeff Deischer representing Westerntainment Publishing is on hand to describe the origin of "The Steel Ring"  series and to share with us some wonderful news of his own. 
Tom Johnson of Pulp Den has awarded Jeff best Novel for his recent Doc Brazzen story "The Millennium Bug."

Past episodes:
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray
Berlin Noir from Philip Kerr: In Memorium
Flinch Fest
Wayne Reinagel's new novel "The Castaway"
A Baker's Dozen - 13 essays and an Interview about the Doc Savage Universe by Jeff Deischer

Ave • atque • Vale : Reminiscences of H. P. Lovecraft - Coming December 1!

H. P. Lovecraft was one of the most beloved individuals of his era, and many friends, colleagues, and correspondents wrote memoirs of their association with him. This volume, one of the most exhaustive collection of Lovecraft memoirs ever published, gathers together some of the best-known accounts of Lovecraft the man and writer, including W. Paul Cook’s classic In Memoriam: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1941) and Sonia H. Davis’s The Private Life of H. P. Lovecraft, a moving discussion of her marriage to the Providence writer. Members of the celebrated Kalem Club (Frank Belknap Long, Rheinhart Kleiner, Samuel Loveman, James F. Morton) add their assessments, while such neighbors as Harold W. Munro (Lovecraft’s classmate at Hope Street High School), Clara Hess, and Muriel Eddy offer unique glimpses of Lovecraft’s life in Providence.

As Lovecraft became a titan in the world of pulp fiction, such colleagues as Donald Wandrei, E. Hoffmann Price, and H. Warner Munn recounted their recollections. Late in life, Lovecraft became a mentor for a cadre of young fans and writers who were spearheading the fantasy fandom movement, and many of them—R. H. Barlow, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Kenneth Sterling, and others—told of their memories of the dreamer from Providence.

Ave atque Vale has been meticulously edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. They have supplied biographical information on the various authors and annotated each essay thoroughly to explain obscure references and to correct errors. This book will be an invaluable contribution to the study of H. P. Lovecraft.


Full contents listing at the link below.

$29.95 - Trade Paperback 
$49.95 - Hardcover Edition




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
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From the dawn of the sound era through the mid-1950s, action-loving moviegoers patronized their local picture palaces every week to see the latest thrill-packed episodes of their favorite chapter plays. And while they were primarily drawn to the intrepid heroes who battled dastardly villains in pursuit of lost treasures or secret formulas, they also paid close attention to the distressed damsels in constant need of rescue. Of course, not every woman in serials required saving; a few were pro-active partners in peril, willing and eager to mix it up with brutish heavies whenever the occasion demanded. But all of them were sweetly sexy, even if they rarely got the chance to show off their charms.

In this book serial historian Ed Hulse has gathered more than a hundred rare photos showing the serial queens at their sexiest and most provocative. Some are clad in swimsuits, others in negligées, still others in their skivvies. You’ll see the most familiar—Kay Aldridge, Frances Gifford, Noel Neill, Jean Rogers, Linda Stirling—as well as the obscure actresses who appeared in only a single chapter play. Hulse provides informative captions summarizing the careers of these cliffhanging cuties of yesteryear.

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In addition to being the most profitable chapter play in the 20-year-history of Republic Pictures—generating more than $1.1 million in worldwide revenue—THE LONE RANGER (1938) set new standards of excellence for motion pictures adapted from other media. It was a genuine phenomenon, securing bookings from major theater circuits and big-city picture palaces at the time when serials played mostly during Saturday matinees in small-town movie houses. Along with their success at box offices, both THE LONE RANGER and its 1939 sequel, THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN, exerted considerable influence on the evolution of this beloved hero from American pop culture.

In this profusely illustrated monograph, film historian Ed Hulse presents a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of both serials' production. It has been extensively researched from recently uncovered documents buried deep in the files of George W. Trendle, the broadcasting magnate whose Detroit radio station WXYZ was the Lone Ranger's birthplace and home for more than two decades. Hulse has reviewed hundreds of pages—private letters, legal correspondence, inter-office memos, studio production reports, even the original 1937 contract between Trendle and Republic—culling from them all pertinent details relating to the production of both serials and the first's 1940 feature version, HI-YO SILVER. To this material he has added information gleaned from his own interviews of principal participants: co-director William Witney, head writer Barry Shipman, stunt double Yakima Canutt, and cast members Herman Brix, George Letz (Montgomery), and Sammy McKim.

The 94-page monograph sports dozens of illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, and magazine covers.

BEHIND THE MASK can be ordered at www.muraniapress.com.
The $12.50 price includes free shipping to buyers in the domestic United States.
International buyers must inquire before ordering to get shipping costs to their countries.


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
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Long the best-selling title in Murania Press history — nearly 2000 copies in print, with copies sold in 23 countries — THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION is now available in a new revised and expanded edition.

This exhaustive overview, which goes into greater detail than most other books covering pulp-magazine history, was originally conceived as a collector's handbook but has been recognized as a valuable reference work for newly minted devotees of rough-paper fiction.
The 2018 edition continues along the same lines while still retaining its appeal to advanced hobbyists.

Along with addressing previous omissions and making editorial corrections, we have added nearly 10,000 words of new copy (recently uncovered facts and additional analysis) to the existing manuscript. 
We've also included more cover reproductions, among them at least a half dozen important first issues left out of the original 2013 edition.

What's more, we have updated the four appendices, which supply carefully compiled lists of mass-market pulp-fiction anthologies, reference books about the pulps, small-press publishers specializing in rough-paper fiction reprints, and a collector's guide to building a comprehensive pulp-magazine collection.  Perhaps most importantly, the book now has a complete index — the lack of which was the only substantive complaint we've ever received about the earlier Guide.

The new material has been added (without significantly increasing the book's page count and list price) by slightly reducing the text's font size, thus getting more words per page. 
We also filled blank pages that previously separated chapters. The 2013 Guide had 414 pages, the 2018 revision has 428.

The revised BLOOD 'N' THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION, in our opinion, represents a significant improvement on what has already been considered one of the foremost works covering the subject. 
Like its predecessor, the book is priced at $29.95 (postage included to domestic U.S. purchasers) and is available at muraniapress.com. 
Shipping begins during the first week of September.


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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

An Important Announcement for Murania Press Customers
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Collectibles Update
October Overstock Sale
2018 Labor Day Weekend Sale
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part One
The Latest from Murania Press

Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #5: THE CITY ANNIHILATOR
by Stuart Hoppen
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!


The saga of the Twilight Patrol continues — equal parts H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 and His Battle Aces.

Beneath our feet, beneath this very spot, lies beauty beyond all comprehension. This beauty lies in the form of seven cities. These seven cities are linked in mysterious and secretive ways to one another, and the destiny of all mankind. But the Mysteriarchs of the Abyss are preparing to destroy the seven cities. The aftermath of destroying their consummate beauty will yield ultimate power to the ultimate enemy, and throw the world into darkness. And the seven cities that have lain for countless eons, safe from the corruptions of man, will be no more.

To the world at large, The Twilight Patrol is a high-flying band of scrappy patriots, ever alert for trouble and always willing to lend a hand. To the sinister foes lurking behind the Axis horizon, they are a force to be reckoned with in the onslaught against freedom. To their fans, The Twilight Patrol is the bravest assortment of adventurers ever brought together to confront the dark forces threatening our mortal realm.

Read more about The Twilight Patrol in "Stuart Hopen: Flying High with the Twilight Patrol,"and installment of the Bold Venture Bulletins blog.


Trade paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches, 124 pages, $14.95

eBook: $3.99


Bold Venture Press
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

A Griff and Fats crime novel

“First-rate hard-boiled fiction. Mike Hammer probably crossed paths with Griff and Fats, who live in the back alleys of Jim Thompson country.” — Booklist

Bay City, 1962 — a time of peace and trust, when girls hitch-hiked without a care. But for an ice-hearted killer, it’s a time of easy pickings. When he kills the daughter of a rich power-broker, all hell breaks loose, and he goes on a crazy killing spree to cover his tracks. Then Griff and Fats, two free-wheeling homicide detectives, begin hunting the monster who tortures and kills, but time is running out. This police procedural novel is a hardboiled roller-coaster of sex, violence, and suspense.

Hellbent on Homicide marks the beginning of Gary Lovisi's chronicles of Griff and Fats, two homicide detectives who often cross the line bringing killers to justice.

Trade paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 158 pages, $9.95
eBook: $3.99






Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: The Shadow of the Torturer - New!
Cry Havoc! Submissions are Open!
Pulp Consumption: The Ballad of Black Tom
Issue 7 Out Today!
Pulp Consumption: The Black Company
Pulp Appeal: Beowulf
Pulp Consumption: Big Trouble in Little China
Pulp Consumption: Jules de Grandin
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 6 is Now Available!



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #82 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Joe DeVito
"Bronze in Amber" by Chuck Welch
"A Heart-Warming Savage Tale" by Duane Spurlock
"The Strange Case of the SS Domino" by Julián Paga
"Savage Sketchbook" by Ron Hill
"Through the Seventh Gate" by Christopher Paul Carey
"Selling the Sizzle: Remembering Ron Wilber" by Howard Wright
"Escape From Loki Revisited" by Will Murray
"Doc Calls an Audible" by Terry Allen
"Calamity Averted" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/

Subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
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 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

The Sapphire Goddess - New!
The Return of Dargoll & Other Pulp Stories
The Feaster From Afar
Short Reviews – The Dark World, by Henry Kuttner
Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson
Short Reviews – [Just a Tease] The Dark World, by Henry Kuttner

Clive Cussler: SEA OF GREED (A Kurt Austin Adventure) - Now available!
With Graham Brown

After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer?

The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with bacteria that are consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth--a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean.

With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that's remained hidden for more than fifty years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that's been unleashed be stopped?


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List price: $29.00



Clive Cussler: CELTIC EMPIRE (A Dirk Pitt Adventure) - Coming in March!
With Dirk Cussler

The murder of a team of U.N. scientists while investigating mysterious deaths in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off Detroit. An attack from tomb raiders on an archeological site along the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie with the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago.

From the desert sands of Egypt to the rocky isles of Ireland to the deepwater lochs of Scotland, only Dirk Pitt can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List price: $29.00



COLOSSAL KING CONAN HC - Arriving in comic shops November 14!
(Writer) Timothy Truman (Art) Tomas Giorello, José Villarrubia (Cover) Tomas Giorello

As the king of Aquilonia, Conan struggles with internal threats to his throne as well as dangers beyond his country's borders. Dark Horse's award-winning King Conan comics by Timothy Truman, Tomás Giorello, and José Villarrubia are all collected into one deluxe hardcover! Adaptations of Howard's short stories "The Scarlet Citadel," "The Phoenix on the Sword," and "Wolves Beyond the Border" are included, as well as the twelve-issue adaptation of Howard's only Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon.

Hardcover, 8x12, 672 pages, Full Color, $99.99





CONAN OMNIBUS TPB VOLUME 07 WITCHCRAFT AND WARFARE - Arriving in comic shops November 14!
(Writer) Fred Van Lente (Art) Brian Ching & Various (Cover) Daryl Mandryk

Fred Van Lente adapts Robert E. Howard's "Xuthal of the Dusk" and "A Witch Shall Be Born." A heartbroken Conan travels to the desert to peddle his sword arm and seek ancient treasure. But there will be little time for mourning when Conan encounters his nemesis, the Stygian necromancer Thoth-Amon!

Collects Conan Vol. 18: The Damned Horde (Conan the Avenger #7-12), Conan Vol. 19: Xuthal of the Dusk (Conan the Avenger #13--#19), Conan Vol. 20: A Witch Shall Be Born (Conan the Avenger #20--#25).

Trade paperback, 7x10, 448 pages, Full Color, $24.99






Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Books: THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION by Nicholas Meyer (1974)  
- New!
The BLACKHAWK SQUADRON Arrives! (1941) - New!
Pulp Gallery: ARGOSY plays Football - New!
Movie Posters of 1921 (Part 3) - New!
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color! "Make-Up for Murder" (1951) - New!
Forgotten Books: THE VALLEY OF TWISTED TRAILS by W.C. Tuttle (1931)
Richard Powers' TARZAN Paintings (1960s)
Do-It-Yourself HALLOWEEN MASKS (again)
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color!: "Blackmail Bump-Off" (1951)  

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Now in print: Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3
 
Modern Age Books
Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018
Tough Crime Stories
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1
TDE9 Status

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Jim Steranko Hits Eighty
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/4/2018 - New!
The Sword and Sorcery Legacy of Donald A. Wollheim: Part Two
- New!
DMR Books Now Open For Submissions!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/28/2018
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/21/2018
TPK: “The Weaver in the Vault” by Clark Ashton Smith
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/14/2018
Ironhand of Almuric: A Review

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Fourth Title in the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Limited Edition Collection....
JOHN CARTER OF MARS Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Coming in February!
Now available for pre-order!


(Preorder) JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Two books in dust jackets and custom slipcase with bonus medallion
$199.99 + $6 shipping
Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019


ERB’s 11th and final novel in the Barsoom series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348) -  with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter – individual custom slipcases and a new Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson and an updated Introduction by Richard Lupoff. 

The G&D edition of John Carter of Mars will be the 50th authorized ERB title reprinted by G&D since they published their first title, Princess of Mars, 100 years ago.

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

•  Two unique matching number books in custom slipcases signed by the artists and contributors.
•  Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and an artist TBA.
•  2" Commemorative Medallion featuring JCM artwork and ERB's crest from his bookplate - edge-etched with numbers matching .
•  20+ Tipped in Color Plates by Robert Abbett, J. Allen St. John & Reed Crandall (newly colorized), Joe Jusko, and other artists to be announced.
•  100+ B&W Story Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, Reed Crandall, Motoichiro Takabe, Richard Corben, Krupa and J. Allen St. John
•  Vintage Style Book Cloth with new titling by Zavier Cabarga grained to match the original ERBI & G& D editions from the 1930’s & 1940’s.
•  New Barsoom map endpapers, (2) 2-sided laser-cut bookmarks, replicas of a Canaveral Press postcard & letter and ERB’s Notebook pages.
•  High Quality Printing, Paper and Bindings - Offset printed in the U.S.A. on 80# Archival Vanilla Finch paper in symth-sewn bindings.

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

Anyone who ordered Savage Pellucidar will be given first opportunity to reserve their same limitation number for this and all future editions.

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

Thanks for your order from The Edgar Rice Burroughs Limited Edition Collection.

John Carter of Mars is the fourth title in the Limited Edition Collection.
We’re committed to producing the ultimate ERB books ever published – the highest quality, most prolifically illustrated and attractively designed ERB books available. 

We’ve added lots of extras like....
•  an antique silver finish medallion edge-etched with the number matching your books.
•  (2) two-sided laser cut bookmarks,
•  80# archival paper, fold-out color plates, two-sided laminated dust jacket and original commissioned artwork, make these volumes unique treasures. 



For a look at additional artwork
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THE HOUSE OF SOULS (The Steel Ring Volume 3) - Now available!
by R. A. Jones 


What is the House of Souls?
In the distant jungles of Cambodia, an ancient sleeping evil awakens.
The Steel Ring, now bereft of its long-time leader, the Eye, must cope with the growing mystery and menace as it spreads across the globe in 1941, splitting its forces into dangerously weak factions as the attack on Pearl Harbor looms.


Paperback: 382 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
 $21.00



Amazon.com  

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Revisiting Some Sword-And-Sorcery

Perilous Momentum
Magician’s Skull 2
The Magician’s Skull will Return
Pictures in the Fire
Mighty Warriors Arrive
Mighty Warriors


Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Kickstarter Project for a second edition is now live online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25, 2018

Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition (900 copies) of the book is available for only $40.
A Limited Slipcased Edition (100 copies) of the book is available for only $50.

This second printing is virtually identical to the first edition, apart from a few additional artworks and some slight improvements to the quality of a few color reproductions. 





JAMES BOND: FOREVER AND A DAY - Now available!
by Anthony Horowitz 


A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity.
 
M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”

“‘It’s Bond, sir,'” the Chief of Staff replied. “James Bond.”

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.

It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime.

It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $26.99


Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
£11.31




JAMES BOND ORIGIN #3 - Arriving in comic shops November 14!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Bob Q (Covers) John Cassaday, Declan Shalvey, Kev Walker, Ibrahim Moustafa, BOB Q

Aboard a Royal Navy submarine, Lieutenant James Bond and crew encounter deadly German warships and bombers! Can the British crew keep their nerve and evade…or will they sink into a watery grave? (STL099948)

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99











Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY, Summer 1942

Contents
THE GREAT MIRROR by Arthur J. Burks
STARSTONE WORLD by Hannes Bok
UP THERE by Martin Pearson
BOOMERANG by Bowen Conway
STROKE by John L. Chapman

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS
By Edgar Rice Burroughs

Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 238 pages
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 290 pages
Retail Price $24.95
Our Price $14.95

 


JOE GOLEM #3 (OF 5) THE DROWNING CITY - Arriving in comic shops November 14!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting (Cover) David Palumbo

Occult detective Joe Golem and an unlikely sidekick venture to a ruined cemetery in search of a missing conjurer, but he can't ignore the bigger mystery about his own shadowy past and the one who is really keeping secrets from him.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



‘Jonny Quest’ Movie Recruits ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Director Chris McKay

Jonny Quest is coming to the big screen from Warner Bros. and LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay. Robert Rodriguez was originally attached to helm the adaptation of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon, but now it’s in McKay’s hands. Earlier versions of the script were described as “Indiana Jones meets James Bond with a PG-13 rating,” but that might have changed.

Like the animated series, Jonny Quest will focus “on the adventurous boy hero Jonny Quest who travels with his scientist father, his adopted brother Hadji, and their former secret agent bodyguard, Race Bannon, around the world to solve world-threatening mysteries.” Per The Wrap, the studio wants a big star to play Race Bannon.

It’s not clear if McKay will be working with this previous script, or a draft by Dan Mazeau, or something completely new.



LONE RANGER VOLUME 3 #2  - Arriving in comic shops November 14!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Bob Q (Cover) John Cassaday

The adventure continues from multiple Eisner Award nominee MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and BOB Q (James Bond Origin)!

Tonto and the Lone Ranger go to Austin to foil a plan to cover the Texas panhandle in barbed wire. They are discovered and have to fight their way out of the city. Tonto devises a new strategy based on trick plays he learned from playing football at the Carlisle Indian School and Silver knocks a man unconscious with a wooden post.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program - New!
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre
Dark Fantasy: A Warning about OTR eBooks
Forever and a Day: The origin of James Bond


Matthew Reilly: THE THREE SECRET CITIES (Jack West, Jr.) - Coming December 4!

A shadow world behind the real world
When Jack West, Jr. won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil.
A world with its own history, rules and prisons
Now these dark forces are coming after Jack...in ruthless fashion.
That is reaching into our world...explosively
With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend.
It’s an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted...by the greatest hunters in history.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$26.99



Mike Chomko -  November/December 2018 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for November/December 2018

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
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Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

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Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER DOUBLE FEATURE
By Chuck Miller & Bobby Nash

Now available in hardcover and softcover editions!
Softcover arriving in comic shops November 14!

FROM THE CREATORS OF DOC SAVAGE & THE SHADOW!
Two NEW thrillers for the price of one!


Black Water is a secret worth killing for, a prize worth any price to claim. To most, it is a myth, but for the leaders of the Tartarus Legion, it is an obsession. And…

When a distraught woman comes to the Richard Benson with a story about the ghost of a vicious mass murderer, he and Nellie Gray find themselves targeted by a ruthless killer.
Has the fiend really come from beyond the grave? And will he take the Avenger and Nellie back with him?

Cover art: Lucas Durham
Trade paperback, 130 pages, 6” x 9”, $11.99
Hardcover,
130 pages, 6” x 9”, $21.99




Moonstone Books
NEW PULP FICTION
By Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
The latest Moonstone newsletter claims this is "Just In"
Hopefully it will arrive in comic shops soon!

COMICS & ILLUSTRATED PROSE!
From Blood and Thunder Alley…dealing out Maximum Justice:
New complete action thrillers starring the Black Bat (can-see-in-the dark two-gun crimefighter), Secret Agent X (man of a thousand faces), and the Purple Scar (who wears a mask of his murdered brother)!

Cover: Dennis Calero
Trade paperback, 146 pages, 7” x 10”, grayscale, $12.99




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD SALE “Chiller-Diller.”

A Book Review for Halloween by Dan Stumpf: EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – The Monster Men.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Cheating the Chair.”
Pulp Villain Stories I’m Reading: A. E. APPLE “The Diamond Pirate.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: BARRY PEROWNE “Raffles and the Death Rocket.”

The New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade Volume Three: Tomb of Ancient Evil - Now available!

A Hero from the Past Thunders to life once More! Pro Se Productions proudly presents the latest volume in its PULP OBSCURA series-THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE VOLUME THREE: TOMB OF ANCIENT EVIL by Frank Schildiner! Even as men like Jim Wade and his companions furiously push the world forward, long forgotten malevolence once feared and worshipped by humans still lurks, hidden away in antiquity! Thunder Jim discovers that the world’s past can truly come back to haunt…and destroy when he discovers what lies in the TOMB OF ANCIENT EVIL From Pulp Obscura and Pro Se Productions!

Paperback: 95 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
$6.99




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Black Spectre
- New!
Dr. Vigilante
Captain Hawklin
Super Savant




Announcing PulpFest 2019

The fall pulp con season is getting into full swing. Adventure House’s PULP AND COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION gets the ball rolling on Sunday, September 9. It will be followed by other fine conventions. But what about the main event?

PulpFest 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18.  We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennyslvania’s “Steel City.” PulpFest will be joined by FarmerCon. Hopefully, they’re not too hung over from this year’s Philip José Farmer centennial.

Start making your plans for the 48th convening of PulpFest and its celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Join us for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Please bring your friends!

Bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ to keep informed about PulpFest 2019. You’ll find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.Announcing PulpFest 2019
Sep 6, 2018 by Mike Chomko

The fall pulp con season is getting into full swing. Adventure House’s PULP AND COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION gets the ball rolling on Sunday, September 9. It will be followed by other fine conventions. But what about the main event?

PulpFest 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18.  We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennyslvania’s “Steel City.” PulpFest will be joined by FarmerCon. Hopefully, they’re not too hung over from this year’s Philip José Farmer centennial.

Start making your plans for the 48th convening of PulpFest and its celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Join us for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Please bring your friends!

Bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ to keep informed about PulpFest 2019. You’ll find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.

PulpFest

PULPDOM
PULPDOM ONLINE #20
Now available!

A special issue on H. Bedford-Jones, new info and rare artwork you've never seen anywhere else. 48 pages of fun reading with lots of eye candy...


Request at ridgefirecaz@gmail.com



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Just One More Case, Uncle Sam" by W. T. Ballard from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, May, 1943
Eddie Fayne would be in uniform in a week - and he had only that week to solve the toughest case of all!

"Time for Sale" by Ralph Milne Farley from AMAZING STORIES, August, 1938
Dr. Lanford Hatch is running a thriving time machine business, with special features.

"Hard Harman: A South Seas Rover of the 40's" by Dan L. Silverling from ADVENTURE, August, 1913
A story told of a friend, Harman, and an adventure they had as youths in the 1840s, when Harman was swindled out of a schooner and a large sum of money and how he got back at the swindler.


The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Pulp Era Writing Advice from Stan Lee - New!
How I Write, by Norvell Page


Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!
 
Ghost In The Asylum
 - New!
Nightscape Double Feature #2  - New!
2018 PULP DEN Awards  - New!
The Autobiography of Corrine Bernard
Tango Down  


Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Pulp Phenomenon - Harold Hersey - New!
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 - trip report
Issue Review - Western Story Annual, 1948
Adventure House Pulp and Collectibles Show – Trip Report
Ramon F. Adams – Author, Cowboy historian, Candyman
J. Edward Leithead - Author, Dime novel historian  


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Black Bat Novel That Disappeared
The Ninja
The Devil's Mirror
Pulp Hero Press
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE
Coming soon!


 
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE is the first of two volumes written by Roy Thomas about the "life" of Conan the Barbarian as chronicled in the Marvel comics he scripted during the 1970s. The first volume has 50 chapters, each corresponding to the same-numbered issue of the comic book, and includes a biographical style account of what Conan did in the comic, in comparison to what he did in the REH story on which the comic is based, as well as background information about the people involved in creating the comic, relevant inner workings of Marvel at the time, Roy's working relationship with Glenn Lord, etc.


Cover by Benito Gallego



Pulp Hero Press


Pulp Hero Press
ROBERT E. HOWARD: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY
By David C. Smith

Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

Hither Came REH...
From a single, stifling room in a small sagebrush town in central Texas, hunched over a manual typewriter, Robert E. Howard created memorable characters, exotic worlds, and glorious pulp adventures. In this new biography, Howard is firmly established as an important figure in American literature.

Before taking his own life at the age of 30, the precocious Howard was one of the most popular writers of the pulp magazine era of the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Recognized today as the creator of Conan the Cimmerian and the originator of the sword-and-sorcery genre, he was also a gifted poet and the author of now-classic horror stories, historical dramas, and comical tall tales.

But the gifted and brilliant Howard saw himself as an outsider in the small Texas town where he lived with his father, a physician, and his mother, who battled ill health for much of her life. Constrained by circumstance, Howard put into his fiction the excitement of far horizons that he himself was denied.

David C. Smith, himself a recognized author of fantasy and adventure fiction, here presents the unique story of a young man who defied the odds of his time and place to become a writer whose work is still enjoyed by millions. Smith shows us how Howard fulfilled his readers’ expectations for page-turning excitement while writing with poetic precision and creating archetypal characters that are now part of mainstream American popular culture.


Print Length: 259 pages
Kindle: $7.99


Pulp Hero Press  Amazon.com   Kindle


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #82 Audiobook
Dictator's Death Merchants

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

 

Never before had the destruction of Richard Wentworih, alias the Spider, seemed so imminent. For El Crocodilo, mysterious crime king from the past, forestalled Dick's every move — even influencing Nita van Sloan to lead the man she loved into the most perfect deathtrap ever set to catch the Master of Men!
 
Norvell W. Page’s mark on the Spider as a maniacal crusader for justice would remain as he thrust Wentworth into adventure after adventure. Even though other writers over time would bring their own touches to the character, all had to work with the madness and panicked pacing Page had infused into the character for all time.



Yet there was a human side to this complex man. Consider his strange relationship with his semi-fiancé, Nita van Sloan.
 
When he had met Nita, his life was already pledged to the service of humanity. The Spider had been a scourge of the Underworld for three years. So he had fought against the love he knew could never reached culmination in marriage. What man could marry, have a home and children, when death and disgrace hung hourly over his head? No, he could not permit Nita to face such a possibility. He had told her that, when they found their love was stronger than the will to resist; had told her all his secret life in the hope that it might accomplish what his will had not. It had only drawn Nita closer to him, and they had fought the hard way together.” As Wentworth once remarked to her, “How perfectly is thy mystic karma attuned to mine!”
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to vibrant life, narrating with a fever-pitch intensity. Dictator's Death Merchants originally published in The Spider magazine, July, 1940.


 
 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Jungle Stories #40 eBook
Fall 1948

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Ki-Gor, son of the jungle! Orphaned son of missionary Robert Kilgour, raised in the jungle, he grew to a six foot bronzed-skin giant who ruled the jungles. Joined by Helen Vaughn, his fiance and later wife, Timbo George, the Masai chief, and N'Geeso, the chief of a Pygmy tribe, this band of adventurers roam the wilds of Africa in a series of pulp magazine stories that began in 1939 and ended with the last published story in 1954. Now, Ki-Gor is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Big Complete Ki-Gor Novel
The Golden Claws Of Raa
by John Peter Drummond
Sam Slater, cobra-eyed merchant of warrior-flesh; Mog, the gorilla with human blood on his dagger-like teeth — and Raa, white queen of the ape legions... these were Ki-Gor’s enemies in a battle that only the voodoo of Fate could decide!
 
Witch’s Moon — Novelet Of Dark Adventure
by Wilton Howard
Trapped in the green mists of miasmic Kaokoveld, Gordon Quentin, veldt-wandering fortune hunter, heard the tom-toms boom out their awful message: “The treasure in Latumbe’s Tomb is death!”
 
Mask Of The Snake — Novelet Of Dark Adventure
by Bryce Walton
Mike Burack was safari-sick, a sun-scorched victim of liana-choked trails... until he stumbled on lovely Jean McWilliams, hell-bent for a juju showdown with the serpent-lords of N’Gowa!
 
Kraal Of The Walking Dead — Novelet Of Dark Adventure
by Dan Cushman
Why would Mengbattu, the pale girot, never dance at the fetish fire? Even cynical Dr. Sprague dared not seek the answer among the buried secrets of Tovodoun.
 
The Clean Sweeper — A Jungle Classic
by Edgar Wallace
Another great Sanders of the River short story. $3.99

 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

Regular price:  $3.99
Discounted 50% the first week: $1.99




SANJULIAN: MASTER OF FANTASY ART
The new deluxe art book from a true master, Sanjulian!
Kickstarter Project now online!

This project is seeking funds for the publication of a new art book featuring 312 pages of the art of Manuel Perez Clemente, aka Sanjulian.  The books will be done in two formats - hard and soft cover with the same material featured in both versions of the book.  Joe Jusko has graciously written the introduction for the book.  One master talking about another.  In addition to the books themselves, this project will feature various original art rewards, including the opportunity to get your own personal commission from Sanjulian.

The image shown is a mockup of how the book is expected to look.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Saturday, November 17, 2018.


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

Featuring
GILBERT ROLAND, KENNETH MacDONALD, MONA MARIS, FRANK LACKTEEN
and CHARLES MIDDLETON


In the land of Ajad, Hassan, the jealous and treacherous twin of rightful, good caliph Kasim targets his brother for murder and assumes his identity. Unknown to Hassan, Kasim survives his scheming brother's midnight coup and assumes the identity of a legendary outlaw called "the Hawk." Kasim and his loyal allies must battle Hassan's treasonous assassins and the dangerous Brothers of the Sword in order to help the rightful ruler win the love of beautiful princess Azala and work his way back to the throne.

An action-packed and entertaining exotic adventure story with lavish sets and an engaging plot, featuring a good cast including a solid leading man in a dual role and many familiar supporting classic serial actors. One of a few costume epic serials of the 1940s that tried something different.
Standard definition dual-layer (double-length) DVD
15 episodes; 4 hours 52 minutes
Restored picture and audio, with light warm/cool tone enhancement.



SPECTRE LIBRARY: THE PULP AND PAPERBACK FICTION READER - Now online!

Revenge Rides the Range by Will Frame - New!
Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels
Brothers of the Purple Plains by Steve Watts
Death Stills the Brush by F. W. Gumley
Tracks of the Turtle by Frederick C. Davis
“Some Rise by Sin” by Alan Whicker

Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part Two - New!
Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part One  - New!
Doctor Satan on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Five - New!
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Four
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Three 
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Two
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part One
Superheroes and Supervillains  
From a Foreign Front

The English Professor and the Early American Author
The Religions of Weird Fiction


WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

Full contents

Iconoclasm, by Adrian Cole
Have a Crappy Halloween, by Franklyn Searight
Early Snow, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
The Dollhouse, by Glynn Owen Barrass
Elle a Vu un Loup, by Loren Rhoads
Bringing the Bodies Home, by Christian Riley
Restored, by Marlane Quade Cook
Nameless and Named, by David M. Hoenig
Playing A Starring Role, by Paul Lubaczewski
And the Living is Easy, by Mike Chinn
The Prague Relic, by Paul StJohn Mackintosh
The Circle, by Matt Sullivan
Sanctuary, by John Linwood Grant
The Giving of Gifts, by Matt Neil Hill
The Santa Anna, by Jack Lothian
The Dread Fishermen, by Kevin Henry
Blind Vision, by Andrew Darlington
The Thirteenth Step, by William Tea
This Godless Apprenticeship, by Clint Smith
Waiting, by John W. Dennehy
Pouring Whiskey In My Soul, by Paul R. McNamee
True Blue, by Darrell Schweitzer
The Treadmill, by Rohit Sawant
The Veiled Isle, by W. D. Clifton

Poetry
Gila King, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Necro-Meretrix, by Frederick J. Mayer
Grinning Moon, by Frederick J. Mayer
The Burning Man, by Russ Parkhurst
Silent Hours, by Russ Parkhurst
The Old White Crone, by Maxwell I. Gold

Amazon.com   Kindle   Wildside Press: Softcover   Wildside Press: eBook


Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook

 





02 November 2018  

2018 & 2019 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.


2018

November 9, 2018
November 16, 2018

November 21, 2018
THE GRINCH
FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

ROBIN HOOD
December 14, 2018
December 21, 2018
MORTAL ENGINES
AQUAMAN
2019

February 14, 2019
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
March 8, 2019
March 29, 2019
CAPTAIN MARVEL
DUMBO
April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019
April 12, 2019
SHAZAM
PET SEMETARY
HELLBOY
May 3, 2019
May 31, 2019
THE AVENGERS: UNTITLED
GODZILLA: KING OF MONSTERS
June 7, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 21, 2019
X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX
MEN IN BLACK SPINOFF
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 2
TOY STORY 4
July 5, 2019
July 19, 2019
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
THE LION KING
August 2, 2019
THE NEW MUTANTS
October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019
JOKER
ADDAMS FAMILY
November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 22, 2019
November 27, 2019
CHARLIE''S ANGELS
TERMINATOR SEQUEL
UNTITLED KINGSMAN FILM
UNTITLED TERMINATOR FILM
FROZEN SEQUEL
December 20, 2019
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX


2019 VINTAGE SCI FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

The fantastic, otherworldly, astounding, bizarre, and beautiful collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-1950s. Unknown writers like Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Anderson got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered to be just as inspiring.

These eco-friendly calendars are made using sustainable materials from cover to cover.
The 9x13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9x26 inches.
The image for each month is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9x12 inch frame.

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $18.95




Asgard Press   Bud's Art Books  


2019 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft’s strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm

$14.99


2019 SCI-FI  Calendar - Now available!

By Al Feldstein, L.B. Cole, Murphy Anderson, Jack Kirby et al.

This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics:

Weird Science and Weird Fantasy covers by Al Feldstein, Ghostly Weird by L.B. Cole, two covers from DC's Strange Adventures (one by Murphy Anderson), a bizarre flying saucer cover from Charlton's Space Adventures, Avon's Strange Worlds and a great Mister Mystery cover...

From the pulps we have an early Weird Tales, a prime Amazing Stories, and a cool Captain Future. And a 1958 Atlas title, Strange Worlds, by none other than Jack Kirby.

$14.95



2019 The Sci-Fi Art of Virgil Finlay Wall Calendar - Now available!

Virgil Finlay was an American pulp fantasy, science fiction and horror illustrator. While he worked in a range of media, from gouache to oils, Finlay specialized in detailed pen-and-ink drawings accomplished with abundant stippling, cross-hatching, and scratchboard techniques.

This calendar showcases 12 such intricate and atmospheric line pen and ink drawings in all their glory.

Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views.


Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
$14.99

2019 WORLDS OF FICTION Calendar - Now available!

Recommended. We are treated to a couple of classic pulps and lots of classic film posters, both iconic and lesser known.

Captain Future, The Green Slime, At the Earth's Core, Journey to the Seventh Planet, Missile to the Moon, The Time Machine, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Queen of Outer Space....


$14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!
Delayed due to Createspace issues!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #55 - April 1937

The Black Aces of Doom by Robert J. Hogan


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

 
Adventure House
Coming soon!
Delayed due to Createspace issues!

Startling Stories – May 1951

 
The Seed From Space by Fletcher Pratt
From a star in the infinite came the Avna Overmind, subtle and patient—implacably reducing mankind to servitude and plunging Willard Slater into a desperate battle against a mystic threat.

Letters of Fire by Matt Lee
Birthplace of Creation [Captain Future] by Edmond Hamilton
Curt Newton and the Futuremen are called on to protect the cosmos from the destructive activity of a dangerous madman.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down by John Wyndham
Tame Me This Beast by Robert Moore Williams
A Taxable Dimension by Samuel Mines

Cover Artist: Earle Bergey


7x10, 162 pages, $12.95




Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Squadrons (Volume 7)

A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2″ by the Allies during WWI. From his very first adventure, Captain Philip Strange has rooted out only the most bizarre battalions commissioned by Germany in the Great War. When flying coffins circle the air, or severed hands drop from the sky, the call goes out for the Phantom Ace of G-2 Intelligence. For the Allies know that only the so-called “Brain-Devil” and his aides can out-fly the zombie traitors and human bombs, or out-spy fiends like The Mask and the Man with the Iron Claw! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter. Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!
 
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the WWI war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. This fifth volume of weird WWI adventures collects six stories featuring Germany’s wildest attempts to win the war and Captain Philip Strange’s counter measures!

Stories include:
 ■“A Squadron Will Perish,” – Flying Aces, August 1931
 ■“Port of Missing Pilots,” – Flying Aces, March 1932
 ■“The Fokker Fiend,” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 ■“The Midnight Ace,” – Flying Aces, June 1934
 ■“Squadron from the Grave,” – Flying Aces, June 1936
 ■“The Mad Squadron,” – Flying Aces, October 1937
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-13-0


The Jailbird Flight: The Devil Flies High (Volume 2)

They had all been sentenced to a living death and all bore The Convict Brand! The Jailbirds were recruited from the military prisons of Britain, France, and America. Real men, molded in the harsh fires of life, dishonored perhaps in the eyes of the Army— but men with red blood and courage. Hard fighters, some of them hiding bitter memories, but all of them ready to follow their leader, “Killer” Kirby, down a flaming suicide trail on the most dangerous missions of the Great War! Rather than wither behind bars—they were given the chance to die fighting!
 
This is the second of two exciting volumes of the collected adventures Donald E. Keyhoe’s Jailbird Flight stories that ran through all three of Popular Publication’s air anthology titles. Starting in Battle Aces in September 1931 running through the end of it’s initial publication run when they switched to Battle Birds at the end of 1932 and into Dare-Devil Aces in 1934.
 
In August of 1931, Donald E. Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32. A former U.S. Marine pilot, Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties.


Stories include:
 ■“The Jailbird Patrol” – Battle Birds, December 1932
 ■“The Cyclone Patrol” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1933
 ■“The Red Lightning Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1933
 ■“The Hooded Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1934
 ■“The Skeleton Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 322pp | ISBN: 978-1-937590-11-6









Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars

Now Available: Six Sets of The H. Bedford-Jones Library at Steep Discounts
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 9, Gales & McGill Vol. 2, and Dusty Ayres Vol. 8
Veiled Knowledge by Edwin James (American Science Fiction Magazine Series)
Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available -


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #135:  “The Ghost Murders” and “Ships of Doom"
The Master of Darkness teams with G-Man Vic Marquette in two never-reprinted pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, an enigmatic message from a dying man leads The Shadow to uncover the strange secret behind “The Ghost Murders.” Then, the Master of Darkness intervenes when “Ships of Doom” are destroyed by a hostile power! BONUS: a Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator mystery by Steve Fisher. This collectors special showcases the classic color covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen and also features the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-253-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95  


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

THE SHADOW #136: “The Wealth Seeker,” “Guardian of Death” and “Murder in White"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in three classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, the generous donations of an unknown philanthropist attract the sinister attention of “The Wealth Seeker” and his criminal minions! Then, a “Guardian of Death” protects a crypt’s incredible secret until it’s unearthed by The Shadow! Finally, Lamont Cranston goes undercover in a big city hospital to clear a physician falsely accused of committing “Murders in White.” This triple-novel special leads off with a knockout color pulp cover by George Rozen and also showcases the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-254-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.


Past episodes:
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray
Berlin Noir from Philip Kerr: In Memorium
Flinch Fest
Wayne Reinagel's new novel "The Castaway"
A Baker's Dozen - 13 essays and an Interview about the Doc Savage Universe by Jeff Deischer

Ave • atque • Vale : Reminiscences of H. P. Lovecraft - Coming December 1!

H. P. Lovecraft was one of the most beloved individuals of his era, and many friends, colleagues, and correspondents wrote memoirs of their association with him. This volume, one of the most exhaustive collection of Lovecraft memoirs ever published, gathers together some of the best-known accounts of Lovecraft the man and writer, including W. Paul Cook’s classic In Memoriam: Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1941) and Sonia H. Davis’s The Private Life of H. P. Lovecraft, a moving discussion of her marriage to the Providence writer. Members of the celebrated Kalem Club (Frank Belknap Long, Rheinhart Kleiner, Samuel Loveman, James F. Morton) add their assessments, while such neighbors as Harold W. Munro (Lovecraft’s classmate at Hope Street High School), Clara Hess, and Muriel Eddy offer unique glimpses of Lovecraft’s life in Providence.

As Lovecraft became a titan in the world of pulp fiction, such colleagues as Donald Wandrei, E. Hoffmann Price, and H. Warner Munn recounted their recollections. Late in life, Lovecraft became a mentor for a cadre of young fans and writers who were spearheading the fantasy fandom movement, and many of them—R. H. Barlow, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Kenneth Sterling, and others—told of their memories of the dreamer from Providence.

Ave atque Vale has been meticulously edited by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. They have supplied biographical information on the various authors and annotated each essay thoroughly to explain obscure references and to correct errors. This book will be an invaluable contribution to the study of H. P. Lovecraft.


Full contents listing at the link below.

$29.95 - Trade Paperback 
$49.95 - Hardcover Edition




Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE IMPOSSIBLE ENCHANTMENT AND OTHER TALES OF FAERIE
by Comte de Caylus
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Mike Hoffman
 
The Comte de Caylus was one of the major writers of the “second wave” of fairy tales produced in the 1730s and 1740s, when the publication of unlicensed works became far too abundant for effective suppression by the authorities.
 
He displayed a flair for the bizarre that continually edged into the surreal, and never entirely forsook the spirit of parody in which he had commenced. His tales expand on the notion that the fays have a council which regulates their activity and Faerie comes to refer to the polity of the fays, a kind of parallel world in which fays and other supernatural beings live.
 
His collection of tales set in a land where faerie has determined the people must change sex every year on their birthday also aspires to the status of a conte philosophique. The real strength of his longer stories lies in their many phantasmagorical elements.
 
No other writer of fairy tales gives the impression of dabbling in the genre purely for fun, even if Caylus does take time out to add a literary flourish, make a shrewd observation, or insert a serious argument. Because of that, in spite of its literary flaws, Caylus’ work remains very entertaining.

Contents:
Fééries Nouvelles (1741-1745)
Introduction
Advertisement
Prince Courtebotte and Princess Zibeline
Rosanie
Prince Muguet and Princess Zaza
Tourlou and Rirette
The Yellow Bird
Princess Pimprenelle and Prince Romarin
The Gifts
Nonchalante and Papillon
The Palace of Ideas
Princess Luminous
Bleuette and Coquelicot
The Impossible Enchantment
Princess Minutie and King Floridor
The Prince of Hearts and Princess Grenadine
Princess Azerolle
Fleurette and Abricot: A Frame Story
The Mangy Wolf
Bellinette; or, The Young Old Woman
Author’s Preface to Cadichon & Jeanette
Cadichon; or, Everything Works Out for Him Who Waits
Jeannette; or, Indiscretion
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $32.95 / GBP £22.99
5x8 trade paperback, 444 pages

FLORINE AND BOCA: TALES OF FAERIE
by Françoise Le Marchand
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Mike Hoffman

 
Françoise le Marchand deserves to be reckoned a significant, if slightly shadowy, figure in the revival of contes de fées in 1730s and 1740s France.
 
It is not obvious why either of the two novellas translated here, Florine (1713) and Boca (1735) had to be published illicitly, but it undoubtedly reflects the fact that the genre was effectively under a royal ban in the aftermath of the scandal that had caused Louis XIV to break up the coterie of female writers who pioneered it. Le Marchand could not have been unaware of the fact that the scandal involved allegations of lesbianism, and the two works presented here contain odd features, which might not be unconnected with that context.
 
While a little  eccentric in their construction, both works stand out for their imaginative imagery.

Contents:
Florine; or, The Italian Beauty (1713)
Boca; or, Virtue Recompensed (1735)
The Story of Princess Abdelazis
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $19.95 / GBP £10.99
5x8 trade paperback, 188 pages

SCARLET LIPS: CRIMSON DAWN!
story by Marv Wolfman; script by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier; art by Mario Guevara


From the darkest streets of Venice in the 16th century to the lonely beaches of Yucatan today... From the Île Saint-Louis in Paris to Hitler's Germany... the vampire Scarlet Lips leads a merciless war against the mysterious organization called "the Dawn,” with the fate of the human race in the balance...
 
Spanning the centuries, Scarlet Lips crosses the paths of Dragut, the Black Lys, the Prince of Night and the Partisans... She struggles to defeat a fantastic conspiracy which threatens not only her survival but also that of her race, the legendary Twilight People...
 
Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), Jean-Marc Lofficier (Dr. Strange) and Mario Guevara (Solomon Kane) have crafted here a saga imbued with blood and wonders, illuminating the entire Hexagon Universe with a crimson glow!

US $9.95 / GBP £7.99
7x10 trade paperback, 48 pages, B&W





Black Moon: The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume Five - Coming March 5!
by Seabury Quinn


The concluding volume in a series collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

Today the names of H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, August Derleth, and Clark Ashton Smith, all regular contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales during the first half of the twentieth century, are recognizable even to casual readers of the bizarre and fantastic. And yet despite being more popular than them all during the golden era of genre pulp fiction, there is another author whose name and work have fallen into obscurity: Seabury Quinn.

Quinn’s short stories were featured in well over half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the French supernatural detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin’s knack for solving mysteries—and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (Grand Dieu!)—captivated readers for nearly three decades.

Available for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin collects all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The fifth volume, Black Moon, includes all the stories from “Suicide Chapel” (1938) to “The Ring of Bastet” (1951), as well as an introduction by George Vanderburgh and Robert Weinberg and a foreword by Stephen Jones.


Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Night Shade
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$34.99


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

In addition to being the most profitable chapter play in the 20-year-history of Republic Pictures—generating more than $1.1 million in worldwide revenue—THE LONE RANGER (1938) set new standards of excellence for motion pictures adapted from other media. It was a genuine phenomenon, securing bookings from major theater circuits and big-city picture palaces at the time when serials played mostly during Saturday matinees in small-town movie houses. Along with their success at box offices, both THE LONE RANGER and its 1939 sequel, THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN, exerted considerable influence on the evolution of this beloved hero from American pop culture.

In this profusely illustrated monograph, film historian Ed Hulse presents a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of both serials' production. It has been extensively researched from recently uncovered documents buried deep in the files of George W. Trendle, the broadcasting magnate whose Detroit radio station WXYZ was the Lone Ranger's birthplace and home for more than two decades. Hulse has reviewed hundreds of pages—private letters, legal correspondence, inter-office memos, studio production reports, even the original 1937 contract between Trendle and Republic—culling from them all pertinent details relating to the production of both serials and the first's 1940 feature version, HI-YO SILVER. To this material he has added information gleaned from his own interviews of principal participants: co-director William Witney, head writer Barry Shipman, stunt double Yakima Canutt, and cast members Herman Brix, George Letz (Montgomery), and Sammy McKim.

The 94-page monograph sports dozens of illustrations: rare stills, posters, advertisements, lobby cards, and magazine covers.

BEHIND THE MASK can be ordered at www.muraniapress.com.
The $12.50 price includes free shipping to buyers in the domestic United States.
International buyers must inquire before ordering to get shipping costs to their countries.


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OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
MURANIA PRESS OVERSTOCK SALE — WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Currently several Murania Press books are overstocked.

While supplies last (which won't be long), we're offering them at 20 percent off list price, which include shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. 
The sale prices have been factored into each book's page at muraniapress.com.

The four books are:
 PRIDE OF THE PULPS (BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, #1)
FIGHTING CRIME ONE DIME AT A TIME (BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, #3)
FLICKERING SHADOWS
THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SAMPLER

To repeat, these are copies on hand ready for immediate shipping.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Collectibles Update

October Overstock Sale
2018 Labor Day Weekend Sale
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2018 Report: Part One
The Latest from Murania Press

Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #5: THE CITY ANNIHILATOR
by Stuart Hoppen
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!


The saga of the Twilight Patrol continues — equal parts H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 and His Battle Aces.

Beneath our feet, beneath this very spot, lies beauty beyond all comprehension. This beauty lies in the form of seven cities. These seven cities are linked in mysterious and secretive ways to one another, and the destiny of all mankind. But the Mysteriarchs of the Abyss are preparing to destroy the seven cities. The aftermath of destroying their consummate beauty will yield ultimate power to the ultimate enemy, and throw the world into darkness. And the seven cities that have lain for countless eons, safe from the corruptions of man, will be no more.

To the world at large, The Twilight Patrol is a high-flying band of scrappy patriots, ever alert for trouble and always willing to lend a hand. To the sinister foes lurking behind the Axis horizon, they are a force to be reckoned with in the onslaught against freedom. To their fans, The Twilight Patrol is the bravest assortment of adventurers ever brought together to confront the dark forces threatening our mortal realm.

Read more about The Twilight Patrol in "Stuart Hopen: Flying High with the Twilight Patrol,"and installment of the Bold Venture Bulletins blog.


Trade paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches, 124 pages, $14.95

eBook: $3.99


Bold Venture Press
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

A Griff and Fats crime novel

“First-rate hard-boiled fiction. Mike Hammer probably crossed paths with Griff and Fats, who live in the back alleys of Jim Thompson country.” — Booklist

Bay City, 1962 — a time of peace and trust, when girls hitch-hiked without a care. But for an ice-hearted killer, it’s a time of easy pickings. When he kills the daughter of a rich power-broker, all hell breaks loose, and he goes on a crazy killing spree to cover his tracks. Then Griff and Fats, two free-wheeling homicide detectives, begin hunting the monster who tortures and kills, but time is running out. This police procedural novel is a hardboiled roller-coaster of sex, violence, and suspense.

Hellbent on Homicide marks the beginning of Gary Lovisi's chronicles of Griff and Fats, two homicide detectives who often cross the line bringing killers to justice.

Trade paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 158 pages, $9.95
eBook: $3.99






Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Cry Havoc! Submissions are Open! - New!
Pulp Consumption: The Ballad of Black Tom - New!
Issue 7 Out Today!
Pulp Consumption: The Black Company
Pulp Appeal: Beowulf
Pulp Consumption: Big Trouble in Little China
Pulp Consumption: Jules de Grandin
Broadswords and Blasters Issue 6 is Now Available!



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #82 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Joe DeVito
"Bronze in Amber" by Chuck Welch
"A Heart-Warming Savage Tale" by Duane Spurlock
"The Strange Case of the SS Domino" by Julián Paga
"Savage Sketchbook" by Ron Hill
"Through the Seventh Gate" by Christopher Paul Carey
"Selling the Sizzle: Remembering Ron Wilber" by Howard Wright
"Escape From Loki Revisited" by Will Murray
"Doc Calls an Audible" by Terry Allen
"Calamity Averted" by Will Murray
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
You can order available single issues at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/back-issues/

Subscribe for 2018 (Issues 81, 82, and 83) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

The Return of Dargoll & Other Pulp Stories - New!
The Feaster From Afar - New!
Short Reviews – The Dark World, by Henry Kuttner
Night Terrors: The Ghost Stories of E. F. Benson
Short Reviews – [Just a Tease] The Dark World, by Henry Kuttner
Sensor Sweep: The Destroyer, Almuric, Galaxy’s Edge, Thomas Burnett Swann
Famous Someday
Sensor Sweep: CAS, REH, and HPL; Roger Zelazny; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Medieval Tales
Darker Tides



Clive Cussler: Celtic Empire (A Dirk Pitt Adventure) - Coming November 6!
With Dirk Cussler

The murder of a team of U.N. scientists while investigating mysterious deaths in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off Detroit. An attack from tomb raiders on an archeological site along the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie with the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago.

From the desert sands of Egypt to the rocky isles of Ireland to the deepwater lochs of Scotland, only Dirk Pitt can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
List price: $29.00



Condé Nast Online 
Doc Savage & The Shadow
 Mugs, T-shirts, wall art, phone cases, hand towels, bath towels, tote bags, and more!

Now available!













Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!


Forgotten Books: THE VALLEY OF TWISTED TRAILS by W.C. Tuttle (1931)
- New!
Richard Powers' TARZAN Paintings (1960s)  - New!
Do-It-Yourself HALLOWEEN MASKS (again)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES  - New!
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color!: "Blackmail Bump-Off" (1951)  - New!
Everett Raymond Kinstler does GERONIMO (1951-52)  
LONE RANGER Little Golden Book Art by Edwin Schmidt (1957)  
Pulp Gallery: FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES  
More Weird Faces of VIRGIL FINLAY
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color! "Bullwhip Bump-Off" (1950)  
Forgotten Books: CONAN THE MAGNIFICENT by Robert Jordan (1984)
 
The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Now in print: Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3
 
Modern Age Books
Paperback Fanatic No. 40 Sep. 2018
Tough Crime Stories
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1
TDE9 Status

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

DMR Books Now Open For Submissions!
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/28/2018 - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/21/2018
TPK: “The Weaver in the Vault” by Clark Ashton Smith
The DMRtian Chronicles, 10/14/2018
Ironhand of Almuric: A Review

Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN AND THE REVOLUTION
 
By Thomas Zachek
Illustrated by Mike Grell
Now available in an eBook edition!
Hardcover and softcover editions are also still available!


Eric Benton, an idealistic young Midwestern Peace Corps volunteer, could hardly have known that his mission to help an African village would embroil him and his colleagues in the political struggles of an emerging African nation. The people of central Africa likewise had no idea how quickly their expectations for freedom could be taken away when a ruthless dictator seizes power. And Tarzan of the Apes had no idea that before long, he would be compelled, once again, to undertake a long and perilous journey with the Waziri to save their families.

Set against a backdrop of political unrest in modern Africa, Thomas Zachek's latest page-turner takes the reader from the dank treasure troves of the lost city of Opar to turmoil in the city streets as Tarzan battles one of his most ruthless foes!


Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

Hardover: $34.95
Softcover: $19.95






Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Fourth Title in the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Limited Edition Collection....
JOHN CARTER OF MARS Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Coming in February!
Now available for pre-order!


(Preorder) JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348)
Two books in dust jackets and custom slipcase with bonus medallion
$199.99 + $6 shipping
Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019


ERB’s 11th and final novel in the Barsoom series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348) -  with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter – individual custom slipcases and a new Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson and an updated Introduction by Richard Lupoff. 

The G&D edition of John Carter of Mars will be the 50th authorized ERB title reprinted by G&D since they published their first title, Princess of Mars, 100 years ago.

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

•  Two unique matching number books in custom slipcases signed by the artists and contributors.
•  Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and an artist TBA.
•  2" Commemorative Medallion featuring JCM artwork and ERB's crest from his bookplate - edge-etched with numbers matching .
•  20+ Tipped in Color Plates by Robert Abbett, J. Allen St. John & Reed Crandall (newly colorized), Joe Jusko, and other artists to be announced.
•  100+ B&W Story Illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, Reed Crandall, Motoichiro Takabe, Richard Corben, Krupa and J. Allen St. John
•  Vintage Style Book Cloth with new titling by Zavier Cabarga grained to match the original ERBI & G& D editions from the 1930’s & 1940’s.
•  New Barsoom map endpapers, (2) 2-sided laser-cut bookmarks, replicas of a Canaveral Press postcard & letter and ERB’s Notebook pages.
•  High Quality Printing, Paper and Bindings - Offset printed in the U.S.A. on 80# Archival Vanilla Finch paper in symth-sewn bindings.

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

Anyone who ordered Savage Pellucidar will be given first opportunity to reserve their same limitation number for this and all future editions.

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

Thanks for your order from The Edgar Rice Burroughs Limited Edition Collection.

John Carter of Mars is the fourth title in the Limited Edition Collection.
We’re committed to producing the ultimate ERB books ever published – the highest quality, most prolifically illustrated and attractively designed ERB books available. 

We’ve added lots of extras like....
•  an antique silver finish medallion edge-etched with the number matching your books.
•  (2) two-sided laser cut bookmarks,
•  80# archival paper, fold-out color plates, two-sided laminated dust jacket and original commissioned artwork, make these volumes unique treasures. 



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  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

October 2018
Edmond Hamilton returns to our pages this month with "The Comet Doom" from the pages of the January, 1928 issue of Amazing Stories. 
The Frank R. Paul illustration is included and hopefully readers will find fascination with the parallels between this story and the Zoromes of Neil R. Jones, something Bob Gay discusses in his introduction to the story.


September 2018
No fiction this month, but an extremely rare autobiographical sketch of Neil R. Jones called (surprise!),  "An Autobiographical Sketch of Neil R. Jones," reprinted from the January, 1937 issue of Fantasy Magazine. 
Bob Gay pens the introduction.


July 2018
Edmond Hamilton returns to our pages, with a tale of a deserted island and evolution gone amok...it all comes together in "Evolution Island," a story from the March, 1927 issue of Weird Tales with all the text, the title illustration and a newly written introduction by Bob Gay.

June 2018
It has been some time since Baroness Orczy has graced our site and this month you will find "Juliette A Tale of the Terror," the sixth published story by the Baroness that is set during the French Revolution. 
We have included all the original illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow, translations for all archaic words and phrases and an informative introduction by Dan Neyer.


May 2018
Many parodies of Sherlock Holmes have been done over the years, but none had quite the insider's point of view than those done by James M. Barrie.  In "The Late Sherlock Holmes," Barrie not only gives a twist to the events of "The Adventure of the Final Problem," and the Holmes canon in general, but also gives an original solution to who really killed Holmes (remember, it is a parody).
Due to all the in-jokes and references, we've produced an annotated version of the pastiche and whether you are a seasoned Sherlockian or a neophyte, we think you will find it enjoyable.


April 2018
Continuing our reprinting of Edmond Hamilton, we present "The Atomic Conquerors," from the August, 1926 issue of Weird Tales with the original title art and an introduction by Bob Gay.

Also, a bit of humor by the artist Stanley L. Wood, in an article entitled “Authors—from an Artist's Standpoint,” wherein Wood demonstrates that he had not only a very sharp wit, but also a gift for caricature, just as it appeared in the March, 1904 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).

March 2018
Since the flu season was a bit rougher than normal this year, we thought it was a good time to resurrect a short novel by Jack London, The Scarlet Plague, which tells of the end of civilization due to a rather nasty disease. 
We have reproduced all the Gordon Grant illustrations, all the text and have thrown in an introduction by Bob Gay that sets the novel in context.


January 2018
A tale of romance and piracy with a twist...The She Fiend (by an unknown author) gives us a female pirate with all the cunning and wiles of the Dragon Lady.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

December 2017
This month we present for your approval the very first published story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage." 
We have tried to put together a "definitive" edition of this early work and hope you enjoy it.  Introduction by Bob Gay.


November 2017
Since the we are in the midst of the holiday season, we thought a Christmas offering might be appreciated, and so we are happy to present a story by
Bret Harte, "How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar," just as it appeared (with a few editorial interpolations) in the March, 1872 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. Introductory notes are by Bob Gay.



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.
 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 1 Second Edition
By Edmond Hamilton

Now available for pre-order!

Okay, you kiwis and pee-lots, listen up!

This is Sergeant Saturn letting you rascally rocketeers know that when you fans of a certain classic cosmic crusader send enough feedback, the Big Poobah at Haffner Press has little choice but to give you what you want.

To that end, be it known that sometime, sooner than later, you will be able to add THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME ONE to your already stellar library in a revised 2nd Edition.

What’s the difference between this forthcoming edition and the 2009 First Printing, you ask? Good question! All we can say at this time is that the 2nd Edition will contain the four Captain Future novels:

“Captain Future and the Space Emperor” (Captain Future, Win ’40)
“Calling Captain Future” (Captain Future, Spr ’40)
“Captain Future’s Challenge” (Captain Future, Sum ’40)
“The Triumph of Captain Future” (Captain Future, Fll ’40)

and we’ll share more information as it becomes available.

So, prime yer rockets while Mr. Wart Ears here goes to the galley for another jug of Xeno.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by George Rozen
700+ page Hardcover

Pre-order price: $45.00


Haffner Press
THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 4
By Edmond Hamilton & Joesph Samachson

Coming soon & available for pre-order!

Jumpin’ Jungle Cats of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!

Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled not only through time but to another universe in the final story of Volume Three (See “Planets in Peril”), what other dangers will our heroes encounter?

Well, THE FACE OF THE DEEP sees the Futuremen stranded outside the Solar System on a volcanic planetoid in the company of a shipload of condemned criminals. Up next is WORLDS TO COME (written by Joseph Samachson) where Curt and his crew speed to the rescue of the Sagittarian system—ready to battle in mortal combat with nightmare enemies from another dimension.  Edmond Hamilton (writing as Brett Sterling) returns with THE STAR OF DREAD wherein our heroes ply their stock-in-trade by exposing a dangerous secret menacing humanity and taking desperate risks pursuing two scheming miscreants across the void! Closing out this penultimate volume of the novel-length adventures of The Futuremen is MAGIC MOON. Adorned by one of Earle K. Bergey’s finest cover paintings, we see conspirators plotting to seize the satellite Styx, third moon of Pluto, enslaving the peaceful natives, and putting Captain Future and his trusty aides on their most dangerous mission ever!

As with the previous three volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski
600+ page Hardcover
Pre-order price: $45.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
"Under Observation" - The Captain Future Letters Column
The Face of the Deep  (Captain Future, Win ’43)
Worlds to Come  (Captain Future, Spr ’43)
The Star of Dread  (Captain Future, Sum ’43)
Magic Moon  (Captain Future, Win ’44)
"The Future of Captain Future"
Appendix of original interior artwork

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order and coming soon!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Contents of THE COMPLETE IVY FROST:
Introduction by D. H. Olson
"Frost,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '34
"Green Man—Creeping,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '34
"They Could Not Kill Him,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '35
"Bride of the Rats,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '35
"The Artist of Death,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '35
"Death Descending,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '35
"Impossible,"  Clues Detective Stories Oct '35
"Merry-Go-Round,"  Clues Detective Stories Dec '35
"Giants in the Valley,"  Clues Detective Stories Feb '36
"Bone Crusher,"  Clues Detective Stories Apr '36
"Panda,"  Clues Detective Stories Jul '36
"The Lunatic Plague,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '36
"Killer’s Bait,"  Clues Detective Stories Nov '36
"Stolen from the Morgue,"  Clues Detective Stories Jan '37
"Blood in the Golden Crystal,"  Clues Detective Stories Mar '37
"A Beetle or a Fox,"  Clues Detective Stories Jun '37
"Skeletons, Inc,"  Clues Detective Stories Aug '37
"Electric Devils,"  Clues Detective Stories Sep '37



Decorated Endsheets
18 Double-page Chris Kalb-designed Chapter Spreads
Hardcover, 700+ pageSmythe-sewn pages
$45

Place your order for THE COMPLETE IVY FROST
before publication and receive an *exclusive* postcard reproducing this portrait of author Donald Wandrei
by Minnesota artist Clem Haupers.




Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
November 2018

SO MANY DOORS
Oakley Hall
Cover art by Robert McGinnis, Robert Maguire


It begins on Death Row, with a condemned man refusing the services of the lawyer assigned to defend him. It begins with a beautiful woman dead, murdered—Vassilia Caroline Baird, known to all simply as V. That’s where this extraordinary novel begins. But the story it tells begins years earlier, on a struggling farm in the shadow of the Great Depression and among the brawling "cat skinners" of Southern California, driving graders and bulldozers to tame the American West. And the story that unfolds, in the masterful hands of acclaimed author Oakley Hall, is a lyrical outpouring of hunger and grief, of jealousy and corruption, of raw sexual yearning and the tragedy of the destroyed lives it leaves in its wake. Unpublished for more than half a century, SO MANY DOORS is Hall’s masterpiece, an excoriating vision of human nature at its most brutal, and one of the most powerful books you will ever read.

First appearance in bookstores in nearly 60 years!
By the author of WARLOCK, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and considered by many to be the greatest Western ever written. "One of our best American novels."—THOMAS PYNCHON
Features a new cover painting by Robert McGinnis, working from reference photos shot by the legendary pulp illustrator Robert Maguire—the first ever collaboration between the two greatest painters of paperback cover art.





THE HOUSE OF SOULS (The Steel Ring Volume 3) - Now available!
by R. A. Jones 


What is the House of Souls?
In the distant jungles of Cambodia, an ancient sleeping evil awakens.
The Steel Ring, now bereft of its long-time leader, the Eye, must cope with the growing mystery and menace as it spreads across the globe in 1941, splitting its forces into dangerously weak factions as the attack on Pearl Harbor looms.


Paperback: 382 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
 $21.00



Amazon.com  

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Revisiting Some Sword-And-Sorcery

Perilous Momentum
Magician’s Skull 2
The Magician’s Skull will Return
Pictures in the Fire
Mighty Warriors Arrive
Mighty Warriors


Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Kickstarter Project for a second edition is now live online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 25, 2018

Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition (900 copies) of the book is available for only $40.
A Limited Slipcased Edition (100 copies) of the book is available for only $50.

This second printing is virtually identical to the first edition, apart from a few additional artworks and some slight improvements to the quality of a few color reproductions. 





JAMES BOND: FOREVER AND A DAY - Coming November 6!
by Anthony Horowitz 


A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity.
 
M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”

“‘It’s Bond, sir,'” the Chief of Staff replied. “James Bond.”

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.

It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime.

It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $26.99


Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
£11.31




JAMES BOND 007 #1 - Arriving in comic shops November 7!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Marc Laming
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: John Cassady
Cover C: Rafael Albuquerque
Cover D: Marc Laming

The ODD JOB epic begins in a new ongoing James Bond comic series by superstars GREG PAK (Planet Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) and MARC LAMING (Star Wars, Wonder Woman)! Agent 007 tracks a smuggler into Singapore to secure a dangerous case, contents unknown. But a Korean mystery man wants the case as well, for very different reasons. And if Bond and this new rival don't kill each other, the ruthless terrorist organization known as ORU will be more than happy to finish the job.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



 



 



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

POPULAR DETECTIVE, August 1937

Contents
DEATH MASQUERADE by George Bruce
DEATH IN A COTTAGE by Paul Ernst
MURDER INSURANCE by Charles Marquis Warren
DEATH ON THE S-13 by Steve Fisher
WHAT! NO IMAGINATION? by Frederick C. Painton
HEAVENLY WEED by Westmoreland Gray
IN THE MURDERER'S BRAIN by Ray King
WANTED BY THE D. A. by Avin H. Johnston
MURDER UNDER THE MICROSCOPE by Ray Cummings

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95



 
   
 
Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

WEIRD TALES the Radio Program - New!
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre - New!
Dark Fantasy: A Warning about OTR eBooks
Forever and a Day: The origin of James Bond
Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's Fantastic Four
Dick Tracy meets the Green Hornet
Obscure trivia about Robert Wagner



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


Bringing you the latest news in Robert E. Howard books, pulp reprints, comics, audio, conventions, games, and whatever else seems applicable.

Now featuring:
Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Michael William Kaluta:  Part 1   Part 2   Part 3  

Accepting new articles for posting.
Contact me at bthom1@cox.net


Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER DOUBLE FEATURE
By Chuck Miller & Bobby Nash

The latest Moonstone newsletter claims this is "Just In"
Hopefully it will arrive in comic shops soon!

FROM THE CREATORS OF DOC SAVAGE & THE SHADOW!
Two NEW thrillers for the price of one!


Black Water is a secret worth killing for, a prize worth any price to claim. To most, it is a myth, but for the leaders of the Tartarus Legion, it is an obsession. And…

When a distraught woman comes to the Richard Benson with a story about the ghost of a vicious mass murderer, he and Nellie Gray find themselves targeted by a ruthless killer.
Has the fiend really come from beyond the grave? And will he take the Avenger and Nellie back with him?

Cover art: Lucas Durham
Trade paperback, 130 pages, 6” x 9”, $11.99





Moonstone Books
NEW PULP FICTION
By Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
The latest Moonstone newsletter claims this is "Just In"
Hopefully it will arrive in comic shops soon!

COMICS & ILLUSTRATED PROSE!
From Blood and Thunder Alley…dealing out Maximum Justice:
New complete action thrillers starring the Black Bat (can-see-in-the dark two-gun crimefighter), Secret Agent X (man of a thousand faces), and the Purple Scar (who wears a mask of his murdered brother)!

Cover: Dennis Calero
Trade paperback, 146 pages, 7” x 10”, grayscale, $12.99




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD SALE “Chiller-Diller.”
- New!
A Book Review for Halloween by Dan Stumpf: EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS – The Monster Men. - New!
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Cheating the Chair.”
Pulp Villain Stories I’m Reading: A. E. APPLE “The Diamond Pirate.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: BARRY PEROWNE “Raffles and the Death Rocket.”
MIKE NEVINS on BULLDOG DRUMMOND in Print and Film.
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: HARRY LYNCH “The Ape.”
Reviewed by David Vineyard: FRED MacISAAC – The King Who Came Back


The New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade Volume Three: Tomb of Ancient Evil - Now available!

A Hero from the Past Thunders to life once More! Pro Se Productions proudly presents the latest volume in its PULP OBSCURA series-THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE VOLUME THREE: TOMB OF ANCIENT EVIL by Frank Schildiner! Even as men like Jim Wade and his companions furiously push the world forward, long forgotten malevolence once feared and worshipped by humans still lurks, hidden away in antiquity! Thunder Jim discovers that the world’s past can truly come back to haunt…and destroy when he discovers what lies in the TOMB OF ANCIENT EVIL From Pulp Obscura and Pro Se Productions!

Paperback: 95 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
$6.99




The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Dr. Vigilante

Captain Hawklin
Super Savant
The Crimson Devil
Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist





Announcing PulpFest 2019

The fall pulp con season is getting into full swing. Adventure House’s PULP AND COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION gets the ball rolling on Sunday, September 9. It will be followed by other fine conventions. But what about the main event?

PulpFest 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18.  We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennyslvania’s “Steel City.” PulpFest will be joined by FarmerCon. Hopefully, they’re not too hung over from this year’s Philip José Farmer centennial.

Start making your plans for the 48th convening of PulpFest and its celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Join us for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Please bring your friends!

Bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ to keep informed about PulpFest 2019. You’ll find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.Announcing PulpFest 2019
Sep 6, 2018 by Mike Chomko

The fall pulp con season is getting into full swing. Adventure House’s PULP AND COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION gets the ball rolling on Sunday, September 9. It will be followed by other fine conventions. But what about the main event?

PulpFest 2019 will take place from Thursday, August 15, through Sunday, August 18.  We’ll be returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennyslvania’s “Steel City.” PulpFest will be joined by FarmerCon. Hopefully, they’re not too hung over from this year’s Philip José Farmer centennial.

Start making your plans for the 48th convening of PulpFest and its celebration of mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more. Join us for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories” at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Please bring your friends!

Bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ to keep informed about PulpFest 2019. You’ll find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.

PulpFest

PULPDOM
PULPDOM ONLINE #20
Now available!

A special issue on H. Bedford-Jones, new info and rare artwork you've never seen anywhere else. 48 pages of fun reading with lots of eye candy...


Request at ridgefirecaz@gmail.com



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Death on Location" by A. Boyd Correll from MAMMOTH MYSTERIES, January, 1946
It seemed to be a very good location for filming a horror movie. In fact it was so good the most horrible of all creatures kept everybody's nerves on edge

"Killers Can't Fly" by Edward Parrish Ware from THRILLING ADVENTURES, March, 1939
Federal Patrolman Hale Faces a Deadly Problem of Murder in the L'Anguile Swamp.

"Red Evidence" by Charlton L. Edholm from G-MEN, April, 1936
The Chinese laundry man thinks he can blackmail Red Grady who has brought in a bloody shirt for cleaning but Grady's a G-man looking to break up an opium smuggling ring.




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

How I Write, by Norvell Page - New!


Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!
 
The Autobiography of Corrine Bernard
 - New!
Tango Down  - New!
The Eulogist
Fistful Of Rain
No Shelter
The Dollar-A-Year Detective  
The Mask of Sanity

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 - trip report - New!
Issue Review - Western Story Annual, 1948 - New!
Adventure House Pulp and Collectibles Show – Trip Report
Ramon F. Adams – Author, Cowboy historian, Candyman
J. Edward Leithead - Author, Dime novel historian  


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Black Bat Novel That Disappeared  - New!
The Ninja
The Devil's Mirror
Pulp Hero Press
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE
Coming soon!


 
ROY THOMAS BARBARIAN LIFE is the first of two volumes written by Roy Thomas about the "life" of Conan the Barbarian as chronicled in the Marvel comics he scripted during the 1970s. The first volume has 50 chapters, each corresponding to the same-numbered issue of the comic book, and includes a biographical style account of what Conan did in the comic, in comparison to what he did in the REH story on which the comic is based, as well as background information about the people involved in creating the comic, relevant inner workings of Marvel at the time, Roy's working relationship with Glenn Lord, etc.


Cover by Benito Gallego



Pulp Hero Press


Pulp Hero Press
ROBERT E. HOWARD: A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY
By David C. Smith

Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

Hither Came REH...
From a single, stifling room in a small sagebrush town in central Texas, hunched over a manual typewriter, Robert E. Howard created memorable characters, exotic worlds, and glorious pulp adventures. In this new biography, Howard is firmly established as an important figure in American literature.

Before taking his own life at the age of 30, the precocious Howard was one of the most popular writers of the pulp magazine era of the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Recognized today as the creator of Conan the Cimmerian and the originator of the sword-and-sorcery genre, he was also a gifted poet and the author of now-classic horror stories, historical dramas, and comical tall tales.

But the gifted and brilliant Howard saw himself as an outsider in the small Texas town where he lived with his father, a physician, and his mother, who battled ill health for much of her life. Constrained by circumstance, Howard put into his fiction the excitement of far horizons that he himself was denied.

David C. Smith, himself a recognized author of fantasy and adventure fiction, here presents the unique story of a young man who defied the odds of his time and place to become a writer whose work is still enjoyed by millions. Smith shows us how Howard fulfilled his readers’ expectations for page-turning excitement while writing with poetic precision and creating archetypal characters that are now part of mainstream American popular culture.


Print Length: 259 pages
Kindle: $7.99


Pulp Hero Press  Amazon.com   Kindle


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #81 Audiobook
Judgment of the Damned
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

 

 There was no way to crush Judge Torture, the mad legalite whose weird court had strewn the city with broken, dismembered victims. But there was one individual — Richard Wentworth — who, in the guise of the Spider, dared steal the thunder from Judge Torture’s terror reign by assuming full responsibility for the master murderer’s crimes!... Never before has the Spider become so vulnerable to death — at the hands of policemen, blood-thirsty vigilantes and gunmen... alike!
 
During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly the Spider!



Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, the Spider was known as the Master of Men.
 
“There’s a madness that gets in me when the Spider walks....” Wentworth once admitted.
 
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.
 
Nick Santa Maria again takes on the dual role of Richard Wentworth, aka the Spider, Master of Men, for this powerful story. Judgment of the Damned originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1940.
 
 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Lone Wolf Detective Audiobook
October 1940
Read by Joe Formichella

Now available!

Ace Crime-Fighters in Action.

Published by Ace Magazines and edited by A.A. Wyn. Ace Magazines would later go on to publish Ace Double Paperbacks. The magazine was an interesting mix of detective characters and hard-boiled action.
The five stories were originally published in the October, 1940 issue of Lone Wolf Detective magazine and is read by Joe Formichella.

Table of Contents:
 
The Three Wise Corpses
by Chester Brant
Blaine, the lone-wolf D.A., finds a murderer's memento in a triple tragedy.
After Blaine, lone-wolf D. A., found that one corpse, he knew there'd be two more. For the Grim Reaper had left a slaughter souvenir that meant a triple token of doom.
 

Curse of the Cloven Hoof
by Paul Adams
Alone, Detective Sheldon challenges a phantom marauder that leaves hideous death in its wake.
When Stan Sheldon hit New Orleans, he found the city overshadowed by a grim specter that left hideous death in its wake. But Sheldon figured that ghosts couldn't kill - until he became the target of the phantom marauder.

 
Suicide Close-Up
by John Gregory
Troubleshooter Captain K. makes a solo flight to get a killer's close-up.
Murder had been committed on the Star Studio lot. And Captain K, troubleshooter, had to make a solo flight to a suicide set to get a killer's close-up.
 
League of Doom
by Eric Lennox
This dick plays a single-handed game with the crime cards stacked against him.
Chief of Detectives Tom Stark knew his underworld society. But he had plenty to learn about homicide horror when he answered a bullet bid to the . . . .
 
Deep-Sea Sepulcher
by Arthur Flint
He tries to spike the tragic tune played by hell's music master.
Alone, Detective Keith tried to strike crime's keynote when hell's music master played a suicide tune.

 

Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $6.99
Audio CDs - $13.99

Regular price:
5 hours - $13.99 Download / $27.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Jungle Stories #39 eBook
Summer 1948

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Ki-Gor, son of the jungle! Orphaned son of missionary Robert Kilgour, raised in the jungle, he grew to a six foot bronzed-skin giant who ruled the jungles. Joined by Helen Vaughn, his fiance and later wife, Timbo George, the Masai chief, and N'Geeso, the chief of a Pygmy tribe, this band of adventurers roam the wilds of Africa in a series of pulp magazine stories that began in 1939 and ended with the last published story in 1954. Now, Ki-Gor is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A New Complete Ki-Gor Novel

Zomba Has A Thousand Spears
by John Peter Drummond
When assegais-wise Masai warriors quailed before the twin-fanged beasts of the Black Vengeance Monster, Ki-Gor knew that captive Helene was doomed to die... Unless his lion-thewed strength alone could crush those snarling devil-dogs!

 Pawns Of The Whispering Drum — Novelet Of Jungle Terror
by Emmett McDowell
Fear-shackled mistress of the Death’s Head Gris-Gris was little Tabu, the tawny veldt-orphan. But on Witch-Dance Isle, land of the muttering tom-toms, wealthy Ben Van Ness III staked his life on her strange power!

Ki-Gor, King Of The Jungle — Novelet Of Jungle Terror
by John Peter Drummond
Specially reprinted by demand of readers from coast to coast, this is the first thrilling story of the great White Lord’s jungle adventures — and how proud, pampered Helene Vaughn, the society sky-girl, became his mate!
 
Gorilla Ghost — Novelet Of Jungle Terror
by Lawton Ford
Ancient voodoo hatred crept into the heart of scientist Spencer Frost when he could not kill the blood-foe of his chosen tribe. In that instant he knew the truth: He was possessed by the soul of a slain warrior!

The Broken Idol — Exciting Short Story
by Bryce Walton

Brutal Red Schultz could make those fear-crazed blacks do anything. He was the Flame God, Lord of Kalanga’s teeming Hell-lands. But in the dark kraal the natives waited. For even a god’s power would melt in the mighty waters of Ungiai! $3.99

 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

Regular price:  $3.99
Discounted 50% the first week: $1.99



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SALLY THE SLEUTH - New expanded color edition coming in January!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Adolph Barreaux

One of the premiere detectives of the dirty, sordid era of pulp comics of the 1930s, returns in a whole new collection.

A new, expanded edition of Sally the Sleuth with more comics, and with over 100 pages presented in full colour for the first time ever!
Sally the Sleuth was one of the premier heroines of the golden age of comic books, transitioning from naked adventures in men's mags, to more wholesome gun shoot-outs with crooks in the later pages of Crime Smashers.


A sexually exploitative pulp turned wholesome crime-fighting comic, in all her incarnations Sally the Sleuth proves herself to be a daring, risk-taking detective available to do anything to crack a case!


Softcover, 286 pages, Partial Color, $20.00, On sale January 2.



SANJULIAN: MASTER OF FANTASY ART
The new deluxe art book from a true master, Sanjulian!
Kickstarter Project now online!

This project is seeking funds for the publication of a new art book featuring 312 pages of the art of Manuel Perez Clemente, aka Sanjulian.  The books will be done in two formats - hard and soft cover with the same material featured in both versions of the book.  Joe Jusko has graciously written the introduction for the book.  One master talking about another.  In addition to the books themselves, this project will feature various original art rewards, including the opportunity to get your own personal commission from Sanjulian.

The image shown is a mockup of how the book is expected to look.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Saturday, November 17, 2018.


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

SHIPPING THIS WEEK FROM THE SQUADRON:
SERIAL RARITIES (The Best of SerialFest DVD Magazine)

Some years ago the Squadron published an attempt at a regular DVD magazine which contained serial chapters being worked on at the time and additional extras or rare serial chapters, pilots and oddities. Some have asked me if I would make some of the items which were included in the Magazine issues and no longer available be made available again, so here are the presentations from the first 4 issues of the SerialFest DVD Magazine that have not since been released in other DVDs available at the Squadron website.

The SERIAL RARITIES will go up for sale tomorrow and ship out immediately; this is not an "advance" announcement, this dual-layer DVD is done and ready to go out.

In case y'all need it.

The contents:

1 THE LIBERTY BOYS: "The Blue Riders" 20:57
Music score played live by yours truly

2 EL COYOTE Unaired TV pilot (c. 1955 )26:32
Featuring Muriel Davis

3 THE LEATHER PUSHERS Round 2 18:43
Boxing series with Reginald Denny, a great episode


4 PIRATE TREASURE Chapter 1 18:54
Featuring stunt man Richard Talmadge

5 THE MISSION OF MR. FOO (1915) 11:17
Strange Edison short about a very tall Chinese guy who rules the underworld and makes nefarious plans -- probably the first "Fu Manchu"-like character ever on the screen

6 NICK CARTER, DETECTIVE: "A Cry at Midnight" 21:34
Rarely seen and pretty much unknown Nick Carter series episode

7 The CAPTAIN MARVEL CHRONOLOGY 10:07
The history of Captain Marvel in pictures, produced by the Squadron

8 THE VOICE FROM THE SKY Ch. 1: "Doomed" 10:55
Re-creation of Chapter 1, audio-style, with Allyson Malandra in Neva Gerber's role

9 BUSTER CRABBE POOLS Infomercial
Buster Crabbe in person tells the story of how the pools he marketed for a while in the 1970s were made, and more other stuff you never knew you needed to know.

10 THE ROAD TO BERLIN with Ralph Byrd 5:53
WWII short

11 DRISTAN COMMERCIAL with Kirk Alyn 1:02
Superman has super-sinus problems

12 LONE RANGER Home movie cartoon 2:40

13 ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET CLOAK 30:50
Unaired radio pilot

14 THE PHANTOM PIRATE Radio pilot 27:25
Unaired radio pilot

3 Hours 36 minutes




The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

Featuring
GILBERT ROLAND, KENNETH MacDONALD, MONA MARIS, FRANK LACKTEEN
and CHARLES MIDDLETON


In the land of Ajad, Hassan, the jealous and treacherous twin of rightful, good caliph Kasim targets his brother for murder and assumes his identity. Unknown to Hassan, Kasim survives his scheming brother's midnight coup and assumes the identity of a legendary outlaw called "the Hawk." Kasim and his loyal allies must battle Hassan's treasonous assassins and the dangerous Brothers of the Sword in order to help the rightful ruler win the love of beautiful princess Azala and work his way back to the throne.

An action-packed and entertaining exotic adventure story with lavish sets and an engaging plot, featuring a good cast including a solid leading man in a dual role and many familiar supporting classic serial actors. One of a few costume epic serials of the 1940s that tried something different.
Standard definition dual-layer (double-length) DVD
15 episodes; 4 hours 52 minutes
Restored picture and audio, with light warm/cool tone enhancement.



SPECTRE LIBRARY: THE PULP AND PAPERBACK FICTION READER - Now online!

Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels
Brothers of the Purple Plains by Steve Watts
Death Stills the Brush by F. W. Gumley
Tracks of the Turtle by Frederick C. Davis
“Some Rise by Sin” by Alan Whicker

Tellers of Weird Tales - Now online!
Terence Hanley has created a blog in which he researches and writes about the contributors to Weird Tales magazine and its companion titles, Oriental Stories and The Magic Carpet Magazine.

The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Four - New!
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Three  - New!
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part Two - New!
The Secret Origins of the Superhero-Part One - New!
Superheroes and Supervillains  
From a Foreign Front

The English Professor and the Early American Author
The Religions of Weird Fiction


Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Rare, used, and out-of-print books


Lots of pulp-related items for sale!

ROBERT E. HOWARD!
 H. P. LOVECRAFT! 
 CLARK ASHTON SMITH!
E. E. (DOC) SMITH!


Terence McVicker, Rare Books

Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Venom: Lethal Protector, James R. Tuck, Titan Books, $22.95, October 23, 2018
Spider-Man: Forever Young, Stefan Petrucha, Titan Books, $9.99, October 30, 2018

Coming soon!
Wild Cards XXVI: Texas Hold’em, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $27.99, November 6, 2018
They Promised Me the Gun Wasn’t Loaded, James Alan Gardner, Tor, $17.99, November 7, 2018
Harley Quinn: Mad Love, Paul Dini & Pat Cadigan, Titan Books, $22.95, February 12, 2019 
Thanos: Titan Consumed, Barry Lyga, Little, Brown Books, $17.99, November 13, 2018
Judges, Volume One, Michael Carroll, Abaddon Books, $11.99, January 18, 2019
Wild Cards XXIV: Mississippi Roll, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, January 22, 2019
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga, Stuart Moore, Titan Books, $22.95, January 22, 2019

Batman: The Killing Joke, Christa Faust & Gary Phillips, Titan Books, $12.95, February 5, 2019
Superman: Dawnbreaker, Matt de la Peña, Random House, $18.99, March 5, 2019
The Godhead [The God Wave Trilogy #3], Patrick Hemstreet, HarperCollins, $26.99, February 7, 2019

Batman: The Court of Owls, Greg Cox, Titan Books, $22.95, February 12, 2019
Captain Marvel: Liberation Run, Tess Sharpe, Titan Books, $24.95, February 26, 2019
The Reign of the Kingfisher, T.J. Martinson, Flatiron Books, $27.99, March 5, 2019
#HeroFail [Superheroes Anonymous #4], Lexie Dunne, HarperCollins, $7.99, March 29, 2019
Rico Dredd: The Titan Years, Michael Carroll, Abaddon Books, $11.99, April 2, 2019
Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, April 30, 2019
Avengers: Infinity, James A. Moore, Titan Books, $24.95, April 30, 2019
Zero Sum Game, Cas Russell #1, S.L. Huang, Tor, $18.99, June 4, 2019
Avalanche [Secret World Chronicle #5], Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin, Baen, $7.99, June 25, 2019

Null Set, Cas Russell #2, S.L. Huang, Tor, $25.99, July 9, 2019        
Wild Cards XXV: Low Chicago, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $18.99, July 16, 2019

Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, August 16, 2019
Wild Cards XXVII: Knaves over Queens, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $29.99, August 13, 2019



WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


Weirdbook returns with another jam-packed issue full of great fantasy and horror tales!

Full contents

Iconoclasm, by Adrian Cole
Have a Crappy Halloween, by Franklyn Searight
Early Snow, by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
The Dollhouse, by Glynn Owen Barrass
Elle a Vu un Loup, by Loren Rhoads
Bringing the Bodies Home, by Christian Riley
Restored, by Marlane Quade Cook
Nameless and Named, by David M. Hoenig
Playing A Starring Role, by Paul Lubaczewski
And the Living is Easy, by Mike Chinn
The Prague Relic, by Paul StJohn Mackintosh
The Circle, by Matt Sullivan
Sanctuary, by John Linwood Grant
The Giving of Gifts, by Matt Neil Hill
The Santa Anna, by Jack Lothian
The Dread Fishermen, by Kevin Henry
Blind Vision, by Andrew Darlington
The Thirteenth Step, by William Tea
This Godless Apprenticeship, by Clint Smith
Waiting, by John W. Dennehy
Pouring Whiskey In My Soul, by Paul R. McNamee
True Blue, by Darrell Schweitzer
The Treadmill, by Rohit Sawant
The Veiled Isle, by W. D. Clifton

Poetry
Gila King, by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Necro-Meretrix, by Frederick J. Mayer
Grinning Moon, by Frederick J. Mayer
The Burning Man, by Russ Parkhurst
Silent Hours, by Russ Parkhurst
The Old White Crone, by Maxwell I. Gold

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