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19 April 2019
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19 April 2019  

69th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show

Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

SUNDAY, April 28th, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

New Location! Free Parking!
West of Lowe's Home Improvement


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest,
averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.

Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE


Curious Books

Adventure House

Adventure House is pleased to announce that Adventure House has acquired a number of the Girasol Collectables reprint files.
They will be releasing on a monthly basis a number of their public domain titles as part of our monthly offerings.

March 2019  - Coming soon!
Strange Stories - 02/39  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 11/34

February 2019
Spicy Detective Stories - 04/34
Oriental Stories - 10-11/30

January 2019
Golden Fleece – 10/38
Doctor Death – 02/35
Saucy Movie Tales – 12/35
Magic Carpet – 01/33


Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #165
Hostages of Hate by Anthony Rud – PEOPLE’S

Randolph Haish vowed to exterminate every member of the family which he thought had wronged him.
But the family included Koot Koven, an ex-soldier, and Koot objected to being exterminated. 
A remarkable girl got mixed up in the affair too, a story of fiendish cleverness, rapid-fire action, and genuine romance.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


 
Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #57 – June 1938

Patrol of the Iron Hand by Robert J. Hogan

Death walks the world in an iron garb and sleeps in the dismal caves of Hell! 
Stahlmaske once more roams the Front—and the bodies of the damned lie strewn in his wake! 
The Master Spy Calls on his courage and wits to battle forces of Hate!

Suicide On Wheels by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming in April!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #58 – July 1938

Fangs of the Serpent by Robert J. Hogan

The skies are red with the blood of men who have a right to live, and G-8 flies to his last appointment with Death! 
This is the will of the Serpent and there is hell and misery locked in the magic of his eyes. 
You’ll know about this when you’ve felt the bloody FANGS OF THE SERPENT. Death Makes A Bargain by Greaseball Joe



Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Airship 27 Productions
DOMINO LADY VOLUME 3
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Domino Lady Vol 3.”

Pulpdom’s sexiest masked avenger returns in five new adventures courtesy of writers Adam Mudman Bezecny, Gene Moyers, Brad Mengel and Samantha Lienhard. By day she is wealthy Los Angeles socialite Ellen Patrick. By night she dons her mask, cape and arms herself with a hypodermic syringe and deadly silver plated automatic to become the beautiful and mysterious vigilante known only as the Domino Lady.

In this volume she uncovers a secret female society also combating evil; a plot to take over rich wineries, confronts a blackmailer, defends a Hollywood union against gangsters and solves a friend’s murder.

“Domino Lady is arguably the most well known of the classic female pulp heroes,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Fans can’t get enough of her adventures and we are delighted to satisfy their demands.” Dressing up this third volume is the same super talented art team that was responsible for volumes one and two. James Lyle provides all the interior black and white illustrations, while Ted Hammond delivers another stunning, colorful cover. All neatly assembled by award winning Art Director Rob Davis. 

When it comes to spills and thrills, defending innocent people and thwarted the bad guys, it is all in a night’s work for the one and only, Domino Lady.


Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
The Altus Press 30% Off Cyber Monday Sale: Race Williams, Talbot Mundy, The Domino Lay, and 20 Ebooks
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With The Spider, Operator 5, G-8, and Dusty Ayres


Altus Press
Now available!

Altus Press has been hard at work on these oversized collections, and you can get them at www.altuspress.com or via Mike Chomko's table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show in Lombard, IL, on April 12:


Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)
by Emile C. Tepperman, illustrated by John Fleming Gould and John Newton Howitt
introduction by Will Murray and an afterword by Tom Johnson
Dustjacketed two-volume hardcover edition.

The "War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition's Introduction: "Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance."

Written by Emile C. Tepperman (author of The Spider and The Masked Marksman) and containing nearly 300 illustrations by John Fleming Gould, this half-million-word saga remains the greatest epic to see print in Golden Age of the pulps and is still considered most risky and ambitious experiment ever undertaken in the single-character magazines.

This two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition includes an all-new Introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, as well as Tom Johnson's retrospective on the series, The History of the Purple Wars. It also collects the rarely-reprinted Epilogue to the Purple War, "Revolt of the Devil Men."

Also restored are all of author Tepperman's rarely-reprinted footnotes which graced the original pulp editions of the stories.

Never-before collected, this remastered, comprehensive collection of Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated pulp publications of all time.

788 pages / 8.5"x11" / $150



Ships and Men: The Complete Epic (Deluxe Edition)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by Frederic Anderson, George Avison, John Richard Flanagan, Leyland R. Gustavson, Robert L. Lambdin, Arthur Lytell, Alex Raymond, Alfred Simpkin, Yngve E. Soderberg, and Harve Stein
Dustjacketed hardcover edition.

Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson.

350 pages / 8.5"x11" / $85



Black Mask (2019 Yearbook)
by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, Katrina Younes, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Michael Bracken, Jonathan Sheppard, Jim Doherty, Isaac Babel, Boris Dralyuk, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. This time around, it includes nine new stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. In addition, Boris Dralyuk has kindly supplied his translation of Isaac Babel’s “Lyubka the Cossack” and arranged for its reprinting here.

And, as with previous issues, Black Mask collects some of the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, as written by some of the genre’s best: Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis.

142 pages / 8.5"x11" / $19.95




Altus Press




 

American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops April 24!

ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES BOOK 2 #2
(Writer) Jean-Marie Nadaud (Art) Robert Rigot
(Cover) 
Francisco Cueto

The celebration of Zorro's 100th anniversary rages on with another exciting chapter of classic swashbuckling adventure never before seen in English!
These are classic adventures of the original masked man all beautifully illustrated by Europe's most talented artists.

Zorro Legendary Adventures #2 Book II comes with two covers - Main and Limited-Edition Blazing Blades of Zorro by Nicola Del Principe.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99




 

American Mythology Productions 
Coming in July!



PELLUCIDAR WINGS OF DEATH #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Bruno Bull (Covers) Roy Allen Martinez & Mike Wolfer

The immersive environment of Pellucidar comes to life amazing detail as we visit the tale that spun out of the Fear on Four Worlds event. The underground cities of the Mahars, the Sagoths, and the Horibs collide with savage repercussions in this beautiful new series illustrated by Bruno Bull and written by horror icon, Mike Wolfer. The Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Universe expands into this first full length Pellucidar solo story with a surprise ending!

Pellucidar Wings of Death #1 comes with three covers – Main by Roy Allan Martinez, Warrior Cvr by Mike Wolfer, and 350-copy limited-edition Virgin Art cover also by Martinez.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 31.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale July 31 (Limited edition).

PELLUCIDAR WINGS OF DEATH #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191348 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191349 (Wolfer cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191350 (Limited Edition).


 



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American Mythology Productions
Coming in July!

ZORRO RISE OF THE OLD GODS #1
(Writer) Jason Pell (Art) Puis Calzada (Covers) Michael William Kaluta
Puis Calzada

Horror rises from the deep as the denizens of dread Cthulhu herald the return of the old gods! Antiguo Camino is a small fishing town, nondescript and quiet. But when the horrors of the depths begin to crawl from the muck and terrorize the pueblo, Zorro must save the unsuspecting townsfolk and uncover the insidious force behind the monstrous uprising. This series celebrates the swashbuckling heroics of Zorro and the impending dread of H.P. Lovecraft in a unique and terrifying tale! 

Zorro Rise of the Old Gods #1 is available with four covers – Main Cover by living legend Michael Kaluta, Lovecraftian Horror by interior artist Puis Calzada, and a Limited Edition 1/350 Pulp cover also by Calzada!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 31 (Kaluta & Calzada covers).
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale July 31 (Limited Edition).

ZORRO RISE OF THE OLD GODS #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191345 (Kaluta cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191346 (Calzada cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191347 (Limited Edition).


 


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American Mythology Productions
Coming in October!


MARK OF ZORRO 100 YEARS OF MASKED AVENGER ART HC
(Writer) James Kuhoric


Celebrate Zorro’s centennial with a massive collector’s tome of riches including rare art from Zorro pulp publications, film, television, comics, animation, and pop culture! The Mark of Zorro 100 Years of the Masked Avenger is a beautifully crafted love letter to the storied history of one of the most enduring heroes ever to grace popular culture. Zorro rides again with a wonderful collected edition celebrating the rich history and current exploits of Johnston McCulley iconic hero. From his inception in 1919 to the thriving fan following in 2019, this volume treats readers to a reverent romp through a century of masked heroics. This edition collects the best artwork,  film images, and more from the past 100 years of Zorro fandom in one wonderful volume that is perfect for the holiday gift giving season. This is a must-have for hardcore and casual fans of Zorro!

Hardcover, 224 pages, Full Color, SRP: $39.99, On sale October 2.

A must-have for the Zorro fan! This limited-edition hardcover comes with an exclusive foil emblazoned dust jacket, die-cut with Zorro’s trademark “Z” to reveal a visual history of Zorro on the cover beneath! The cover itself is an amazing collage of classic comic book and pulp cover art that celebrates the enduring heart and legend of Zorro. Other special features of this edition include a frameable 8” x 10” reproduction of rare classic Zorro art, perfect for framing, exclusive digital download codes for the original Zorro novel, “The Curse of Capistrano” by Johnston McCulley, and a download of the original Zorro film, “The Mark of Zorro,” featuring Douglas Fairbanks!  Celebrate Zorro’s centennial with a massive collector’s tome of riches including rare art from Zorro pulp publications, film, television, comics, animation, and pop culture! The Mark of Zorro 100 Years of the Masked Avenger is a beautifully crafted love letter to the storied history of one of the most enduring heroes ever to grace popular culture. Zorro rides again with a wonderful collected edition celebrating the rich history and current exploits of Johnston McCulley’s iconic hero. From his inception in 1919 to the thriving fan following in 2019, this volume treats readers to a reverent romp through a century of masked heroics. This edition is perfect for new and old Zorro fans and is arriving in October for the holiday gift giving season.

Hardcover, 224 pages, Full Color, SRP: $69.99, On sale October 2.

MARK OF ZORRO 100 YEARS OF MASKED AVENGER ART is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191343.
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191344 (Deluxe Edition).



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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 140: “Murder Lake,” “Syndicate of Death” and “The Mask of Mephisto”

The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in three pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, disappearing fish and vanishing corpses provide a sinister puzzle that only The Shadow can solve! Then, death threatens the life of an eccentric scientist when his amazing invention attracts the attention of a “Syndicate of Death.” Finally, murder lurks behind Mardi Gras’ satanic cosplay as The Shadow grapples with a criminal mastermind concealed by “The Mask of Mephisto." This instant collector’s item showcases the original color pulp covers by Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with supporting commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-258-2 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)



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in July!
Coming to comic shops July 31!

THE SHADOW Volume 144: “The Dead Who Lived” & “Crime Over Casco”
The Knight of Darkness resumes his true identity of Kent Allard to crush hidden plots in classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson (writing as Maxwell Grant)! First, a plague of sleeping sickness hits New York, and only The Shadow can uncover the secret of the death gas and revive "The Dead Who Lived!" Then, "Crime Over Casco" leads Kent Allard to uncover a Neo-Nazi conspiracy in the quiet Maine coastal islands of Casco Bay! BONUS: An exciting mystery starring Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. "The Whisperer!" This instant collector's item showcases both original color covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 144 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191887.

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!

"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel

Author Jeff Deischer has publsihed a new Men's Adventure style espionage novel which is set in 1978.  Retired master agent Conrad Slade is brought out of retirement to seek out the secret machinations of the TAROT terroist organization.  This story is filled with adventure, action, mystery and plaot twists with fantastic elements.  It is reminiescent of the fast paced Pulp adventures of the 1930s (e.g., Doc Savage) and the tech-saavy James Bond movies of the 1960s and 1970s.  This is a fun read you don't want to miss!

Past episodes:
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi
Roger Alford - The Black Spectre Origins Book II
New World Order: HERO U.N.I.O.N. by Jeff Deischer

Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani
The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Coming This Month!

Before the trend toward specialization—before the hard-boiled dicks, before the Skylarks and Lensmen, before the Shadows and Spiders—pulp magazines offered escapist fiction that appealed to readers of all stripes. Virtually every story was suffused with the spirit of adventure; beyond that there was great variety in theme and setting. Qualities that became pronounced during the era of genre pulps were already evident in rough-paper yarns of the 20th century’s first two decades. Sadly, many great stories from this period are unknown to today’s pulp aficionados, especially inasmuch as the issues in which they appeared are hard-to-find collector’s items.

Murania Press has rescued from obscurity ten noteworthy novels originally published in such legendary pulps as Adventure, Blue Book, The Argosy, The Cavalier, and The Popular Magazine between 1908 and 1921. Some never saw publication in hard covers, others did but have been out of print for many decades. This group of exemplary stories, written by early pulpdom’s top fictioneers, is being republished as a series titled “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction.”

Each book, measuring six by nine inches, utilizes the same cover design. Each is numbered on the spine, alphabetically by author. Each has an informative introductory essay putting the novel and its author in proper historical context for maximum appreciation by readers.

Stories in the “Forgotten Classics” series take place in a variety of locales: India, the Appalachian Mountains, the American West, the Gobi Desert, the Canadian northwest, the French Riviera, the South Seas, colonial-era Kentucky, and a mythical Balkan state. Within the group a reader will detect genre elements that would become more distinct and pronounced in pulp fiction of subsequent decades. But each novel is, at its core, a rousing adventure story clearly and vividly told. You’d never guess these gems were written a hundred or more years ago.

Murania Press has previously published four of the listed novels in its “Classic Pulp Reprint” series. Those books, now withdrawn from circulation, sold for $20 per title. Each of the “Forgotten Classics” volumes is priced at $16, and the entire set  of ten will be available at $120, which includes shipping to buyers in the United States.

The “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” will begin shipping on May 1. Between now and then we’ll be running individual blog posts with additional information on each book. For now, here are the titles and the magazines from which they have been sourced:

1.   H. Bedford-Jones, The Wilderness Trail. Originally published in the February 1915 issue of Blue Book.
2.   B. M. Bowers, The Spook Hills Mystery. Originally published in the November 7, 1914 issue of The Popular Magazine.
3.   George Bronson-Howard, The Return of Yorke Norroy. Originally published in the October 1908 issue of The Popular Magazine.
4.   A. M. Chisholm, Fur Pirates. Originally published in the October 20, 1915 issue of The Popular Magazine.
5.   J. Allan Dunn, Barehanded Castaways. Originally published in the December 20, 1921 issue of Adventure.
6.   George Allan England, The Elixir of Hate. Originally published in the August-November 1911 issues of The Cavalier.
7.   Francis Lynde, B. Typhosus Takes a Hand. Originally published in the October 20, 1921 issue of The Popular Magazine.
8.   Talbot Mundy, Yasmini the Incomparable. Originally published in the January 1914 and July-September 1915 issues of Adventure.
9.   Perley Poore Sheehan, The Abyss of Wonders. Originally published in the January 1915 issue of The Argosy.
10. Gordon Young, Savages. Originally published in the May 3, 1918 and July 18-September 3, 1919 issues of Adventure.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Before launching what would eventually become the Marvel Comics empire, Martin Goodman published low-rent pulp magazines issued by a dizzying array of shell companies designed to insulate him from irate creditors. In order to compete in an already-crowded marketplace, he allowed editor-in-chief Robert O. Erisman to distinguish their periodicals with lurid covers and frankly sensational fiction. Bearing Goodman's "Red Circle" trademark, the short-lived horror pulps Mystery Tales, Uncanny Tales, Marvel Tales, and Real Mystery were transgressive in the extreme, shattering the boundaries of good taste and igniting a firestorm of outrage that eventually drove all horror pulps off the newsstands.

This book collects ten of the most shocking, sadistic, and salacious yarns ever to appear in Red Circle's shudder pulps — more than 100,000 words of mesmerizingly appalling fiction — tied together with a 4200-word essay that puts them in their proper cultural-historical perspective. We guarantee you'll never read another pulp anthology quite like it!


Cover Art by J. W. Scott
Introduction by Ed Hulse
306 pages, trade paperback, 6x9 inches
Price: $25.00





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
Now available!

Among the most prolific fictioneers ever to pound a typewriter, Johnston McCulley has earned pop-culture immortality as the creator of Zorro, who made his debut in 1919.  At that time he was just one of many McCulley characters romping through the shag-edged pages of America's pulp-fiction magazines.  Most others appeared in Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, a weekly periodical devoted to fast-paced tales of crime and mystery.  The three novels contained in this book, originally published in DETECTIVE STORY as several series of connected novelettes, feature protagonists operating outside the law. Two of them, Black Star and The Spider, are master criminals who take special pleasure in outwitting police; the third, The Thunderbolt, is a vigilante attempting to right wrongs beyond the law's reach.

Although these yarns were written a hundred years ago, they lack the florid excesses common to what is popularly known as "purple prose." McCulley's style is simple and direct, and aside from some stilted dialogue here and there, his fiction remains just as entertaining as it was upon first publication. Moreover, his World War I-era protagonists set the pattern for countless pulp characters to follow, lending historical context to their fanciful exploits. In reading the adventures of Black Star, The Spider, and The Thunderbolt, today's pulp-fiction aficionado will encounter tropes that were still being employed twenty and thirty years later. None of the characters in this omnibus had Zorro's longevity, nor did they achieve his success in other media. But they are fascinating nonetheless as precursors of an entire school of pulp heroes and villains. 

Cover Art by John A. Coughlin
Introduction by Ed Hulse
590 pages., trade paperback, 6x9 inches

Price: $35.00


All three novels are now available in one jumbo-sized, affordably priced volume.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


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

Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
- New!
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Coming Next Week: THE JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
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Bold Venture Press
Tales of Zorro's Old California

In the early 1800s, California — with its warmth, its romance, its peaceful beauties — was still under Spanish rule.
While the legend of Zorro grew, stirring the hearts of Californians, this sprawling state was a land of opportunity and adventure — and, oft-times, great danger.

The Devil’s Doubloons

Señor Mendoza had all the ingredients of success, but Fate cast him aside.
Then, at the moment he was prepared to end his life, a mysterious masked woman sought his aid, and El Diablo brought a great promise — and a great threat!
A thrilling Old California adventure from 1940 by the creator of Zorro!

Cover by Francisco Silva


Softcover / Hardcover
Pages: 166
Format: 6 x 9 inches.
$14.95 / $29.95

Also available in eBook edition
- $4.95




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Issue 9 is here! - New!
Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King - New!
Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King
Pulp Appeal: THE GETAWAY by Jim Thompson
Pulp Appeal: “The Garden of Adompha” by Clark Ashton Smith  


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
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 2019 (Issues 84 and 85) at: http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: John Carter Miniatures, The Metal Monster, Carcosacon, Call of the Wild Art, Robot Man
- New!
Sensor Sweep: David Lindsay, Robots, Hollow City, H. Beam Piper, Jonah Hex
Sensor Sweep: Classics, Steve Tompkins, Queen of the Black Coast, Gun Ghoul
Remembering a Friend
H.P. Lovecraft: The Music of Erich Zann
Brand New Cirsova Out Today!
Sensor Sweep: Dime Detective, Jules Verne, Warhammer, Galactic Patrol, Rambo!
Sensor Sweep: August Derleth, Mack Bolan, Fandom History, Bill Crider Prize


Cirsova Publishing
The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition
Coming April 30, May 31, June 28, and July 31!


Cirsova Publishing has teamed up with StarTwo to create an all-new, fully-illustrated 70th Anniversary Edition of Leigh Brackett’s original Eric John Stark Trilogy.
Cirsova Publishing aims to bring the action, adventure and romance of Leigh Brackett to a new generation of readers.

First published in the Summer of 1949, Queen of the Martian Catacombs introduced the world to Eric John Stark, the black mercenary swordsman. Stark’s adventures continued on Venus in 1949’s The Enchantress of Venus, and the swordsman returned to the Red Planet in 1951’s Black Amazon of Mars. While Brackett would revisit the character in 1970s with the Skaith trilogy, the original novellas are significant as one of the last iconic Sword & Planet cycles of the pulp era.

These stories will be presented like never before, featuring all new original artwork, including new covers paying homage to Allen Anderson’s originals for Planet Stories and 33 interior illustrations. Each has been checked and corrected against the original texts as they appeared in Planet Stories magazine and will feature introductions by Nathan Housley, aka the Pulp Archivist, Jeffro Johnson, the author of the critically acclaimed Appendix N: The Literary History of Dungeons & Dragons, and culture commentator, critic, and pulp enthusiast Liana Kerzner.


The 70th Anniversary Illustrated Stark will be released as individual volumes, in a softcover omnibus, and in a coffee-table hardcover art edition.

Queen of the Martian Catacombs + Illustrated Stark (Hardcover) – 4/30/2019
The Enchantress of Venus – 5/31/2019
Black Amazon of Mars – 6/28/2019
The Complete Illustrated Stark (Paperback) – 7/31/2019

Our end-goal is to put these classic works of science fiction back in the hands of readers, young and old.

Due to the wide number of editions and ebooks available, this page provides links to all the available editions.
All print versions can be order / pre-ordered through Cirsova’s new Aero store or from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition Hardcover Omnibus (Available 4/30/2019)
This 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover presents the stories magazine-style in two-columns with full-page illustrations.
Additionally, this edition contains an appendix of character art and unused sketches.
This print-only edition contains over 100 illustrations!


Queen of the Martian Catacombs (Available 4/30/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains Queen of the Martian Catacombs, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Nathan Housley.

The Enchantress of Venus (Available 5/31/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains The Enchantress of Venus, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Jeffro Johnson.

Black Amazon of Mars (Available 6/28/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains Black Amazon of Mars, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Liana Kerzner.

The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition Softcover Omnibus (Available 7/31/2019)
This collects all three fully illustrated stories in a single 6″ x 9″ volume. Note that it does NOT include the bonus content from the Hardcover Omnibus.









CONAN THE BARBARIAN
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8 - Coming in July!
Jason Aaron (Writer) • Gerardo Zaffino (Art)
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by 
Jesus Saiz

THE TWISTED SPELL OF THE WIZARD THOTH-AMON!

• CONAN returns home to Cimmeria!
• But things aren’t exactly as he remembers them…
• Is he that out of touch…or is he falling right into the trap of the wizard THOTH-AMON?!
• “The Life & Death of Conan” continues!

• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new novella “BLACK STARLIGHT”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 31.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #8 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190904.
The variant covers are limited availability. Contact your local comic shop.


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #7 - Coming in July!
Jim Zub (Writer) • Patrick Zircher (Art) • Cover By David Finch
Variant Cover by Marco Checchetto
Variant Cover by Philip Tan

HITHER CAME...CONAN THE GAMBLER?!

A chance violent encounter in Shadizar lands young CONAN a position as a bodyguard for a wealthy merchant. But a twist of fate will put Conan in the hot seat — and no choice but to play the hand he’s dealt in a deadly game of SERPENT’S BLUFF! Conan will rely on his sword — and his wits — while navigating the seedy underworld of “civilized” gambling while making sure he stays clear of the deadly “Debtors Lounge”!  Magic, mystery and action abound when writer Jim Zub (CHAMPIONS, AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME) joins forces with artist Patch Zircher (HULK; TERROR, INC.) for the first of a three-part epic — CONAN THE GAMBLER!
PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 10.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #7 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190910.
The variant covers are limited availability. Contact your local comic shop.



AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #5 - Coming in July!
Tini Howard (Writer) Kate Niemczyk (Art)
Cover by Sana Takeda
Variant cover byJenny Frisson

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST!

• BÊLIT undergoes a harrowing experience…
• …but will she emerge stronger or forever broken by the ordeal?
• And: N’Yaga’s greatest challenge!
• PLUS: The conclusion of the all-new BÊLIT novella “BONE WHISPERS”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 24.

AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #5 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190907.
The variant covers are limited availability. Contact your local comic shop.



SAVAGE AVENGERS #3 - Coming in July!
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Mike Deodato Jr. (Art)
Cover by David Finch
Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi
Variant Cover by Leinil Francis Yu

• Kulan Gath’s return is no good for anyone who digs being alive. His trap for the deadliest warriors in the Marvel Universe is sprung, and if humanity is to survive, the Savage Avengers must slay a god.
• Elektra tries to corral Conan, Voodoo and Logan into an effective fighting force, and the Punisher desperately searches for his disinterred family.
• Plus: Conan hefts a deadly new Savage Sword!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 3.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190801.


SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC - Coming in November!
Written by Roy Thomas
Penciled by John Buscema With Neal Adams, Walter Simonson, Dick Giordano, Barry Windsor-Smith & Tim Conrad
Covers by Simone Bianchi & Jim Starlin



SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, the cornerstone of Marvel’s black-and-white magazine line, offered up stories of fiction’s most famous barbarian unencumbered by the Comics Code! With the rules of civilized publishing cast off, SAVAGE SWORD presented ferocious, untamed tales the likes of which Conan himself would approve. Writer Roy Thomas and artistic greats including John Buscema and Neal Adams took full advantage — and the results were a sensation! Multi-part sagas like “The People of the Black Circle” luxuriate in extended tellings, while Buscema’s take on “The Tower of the Elephant” explores the nuance of an all-time Robert E. Howard classic. And it’s topped off with MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #2, a tale of vengeance lavished with fully painted colors!

Collecting SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) #13-28 and MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #2.


Hardcover, Oversized, 936 pages, $100.00, On sale November 6.

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS VOLUME 2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190943 (Simone Bianchi cover).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY190944 (Jim Starlin cover, Direct Market Only).




SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE CULT OF KOGA THUN TPB - Coming in July!
Written by Gerry Duggan
Penciled by Ron Garney
Cover by Ron Garney

Two Editions: Full Color and Black & White

The ancient cult of Koga Thun. A mystical treasure. And the only man who can save the Hyborian Age! But Conan is adrift at sea with no food and no weapons. Death surely awaits him. But by Crom, the lionhearted barbarian is not so easily subdued! When Conan is captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew — one whose dark secrets will set him on the trail of an ancient fortune that may prove to be his undoing! Back on the shores of Stygia, a magical guide directs Conan toward dreaded civilization — but it will take all his strength and wits to make his way through the ruined city that awaits him. For to get there, Conan must survive the death cult of sorcerer Koga Thun!

Collecting SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (2019) #1-5.


Black & White Direct Market Edition
The saga of the death cult of Koga Thun — in brutal black and white!
This special collection features the sword-and-sorcery epic brought to life — and death — by Ron Garney’s sensational inked pages, printed without color so you can savor every barbaric detail!

Trade paperback, 128 pages, Full Color, $17.99, On sale July 24.
Trade paperback, 128 pages, Black & White, $17.99, On sale July 24.


SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE CULT OF KOGA THUN is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190954.
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190955 (B&W, Direct Market Only).





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

SPICY MYSTERY Illos by Max Plaisted (1935)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY TALES (1939-40) - New!
BUCK JONES Big Little Books - New!
Sam Hill, Private Eye in "The Double Trouble Caper" (1950) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "Something to Remember" by Frederick Nebel (1940)
Pulp Gallery: SUPER-DETECTIVE Stories (1934)

Westerns You MAY Have Missed (1925)
Basil Wolverton's SPACEHAWK Returns! (1940)
Pulp Gallery: ADVENTURE Out in the Cold
FRAZETTA Goes Coo-Coo Again (1948-49)
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1933)
 
The Digest Enthusiast #9
 Now available!

Interviews
• Filmmaker and author Susan Emshwiller reveals the inside story on her films, the work of her parents, Ed Emshwiller and Carol Emshwiller, along with nearly two dozen rare photographs of her famous family.
• Senior Art Director Victoria Green takes us behind the scenes of the art department at AHMM, Analog, Asimov’s, and EQMM, complemented by artist’s confidentials from Tim Foley and Maurizio Manzieri.

Articles
• Vince Nowell, Sr. charts Ray Palmer’s digest dynasty from 1948 to 1958, followed by the bibliography of S.J. Byrne, one of Palmer’s go-to SF storytellers.
• Tom Brinkmann uncovers Benedict Canyon, where Elke Sommer and Joe Hyams joined “A Neighborhood of Ghosts” from 1964 to 1969.
• Steve Carper wraps “One-and-Dones” with a final, fascinating batch of obscure and/or rare collector’s treasures.
• Peter Enfantino delivers a story-by-story synopsis of Manhunt from January thru June 1954.
Plus a report on the rare western digest paperback, Sunset Showdown by Steve Frazee.

Fiction
• Crime, espionage, and fantasy fiction by Michael Bracken, Josh Pachter, and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art from Marc Myers, Michael Neno, and Joe.

Also includes
• News from all your favorite genre digest magazines, straight from their editors’ lips, including every newsstand stalwart, and the new generation of POD/digital stars.
• In-depth reviews of EconoClash Review, Nostalgia Digest, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Hot Lead.
• Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko and Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.
• Cover by Ed Emshwiller



Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


Includes over 100 digest magazine cover images
159 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99

Checkout the PREVIEW at the link below!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Science Fiction Adventures July 1953 - New!
Science Fiction Adventures May 1953
Science Fiction Adventures March 1953
Mystery Weekly Magazine April 2019
Amazing Stories No. 3 Spring 2019
Science Fiction Adventures Feb. 1953
Analog Mar/Apr 2019

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: James Branch Cabell
- New!
Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention 2019 Report - New!
Mundy Monday: The Eye of Zeitoon - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 4/14/2019 - New!
Collecting Merritt: The Metal Monster
Hannes Bok: The Perfect (Weird Tales) Cover
The DMRtian Chronicles, 4/7/2019
Metallic Mirrors Part Two: Ken Kelly 
Mundy Monday: The Ivory Trail
The DMRtian Chronicles, 3/31/2019

                                                                      Haffner Press                                                                     
LEIGH BRACKETT TITLES CANCELLED

Earlier this month, we alerted those who had preordered one or both of the Leigh Brackett titles THE BOOK OF STARK and LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL that they have been cancelled.
The fault for the cancellation of these two titles lies completely with Haffner Press and with me personally.
Rights to these titles were not evergreen and I failed to complete and publish these books within the contracted period. Believe me, I made every attempt to recover/resurrect these titles. At this point, the agent for the estate of Leigh Brackett is making other arrangements for the Stark books and Leigh Brackett. If this status changes, you'll be one of the first to know. 
We are currently processing refunds or applying preorder funds to other titles per customer request.
If you did NOT get a message time-stamped on April 11th, please contact us at info@haffnerpress.com and we'll get you situated. 
  

Haffner Press
DESIGNS FOR DREAMING: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME THREE
Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!
Coming in 2020!

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Kuttner and Moore were married on June 7, 1940 in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man. With NYC as his base of operations, Kuttner interfaced on a frequent basis with the major local genre editors: Leo Margulies at Standard Magazines (Thrilling Mystery, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Strange Stories,), Alden H. Norton at Popular Publications (Astonishing Stories, Strange Detective Mysteries) and perhaps most importantly, John W. Campbell, Jr. at Street & Smith Publications (Unknown / Unknown Worlds). Campbell’s Astounding Science Fiction will loom large in Kuttner’s career for the next decade.

In DESIGNS FOR DREAMING (the third and final volume of “The Early Kuttner”) Kuttner sells the last of his stories to the weird-menace pulps, places some SF stories with lesser markets (Stirring Science Stories and Fantastic Adventures), and delivers some of his finest fantasy work in Unknown Worlds. By the summer of 1942, Kuttner’s Draft Status was reclassified as 1-A. By April 13, 1943, Pfc Henry Kuttner had orders to report to Fort Dix, New Jersey. The early phase of Kuttner’s career was over.


The complete Table of Contents is at the link above.
Edited by Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
Cover Art by Robert Gibson Jones
Pre-order price: $45.00


Haffner Press
MARKET FOR MURDER: FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, VOLUME THREE
Fredric Brown

Now available for pre-order!
Coming in 2020!

“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for more than six years assembling the first volumes of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY. Now, the series continues on what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set contains all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.


The complete Table of Contents is at the link above.
Edited by Stephen Haffner
Pre-order price: $45.00


Haffner Press
THE COMPLETE ED & AM HUNTER MYSTERIES
Fredric Brown

Now available for pre-order!
Coming in 2020!

Chicago’s own ED and AM HUNTER are one of the best, and most endearing and beloved private eye teams in the genre, and Fredric Brown’s one of the best writers to ever grace the genre, so what’s not to like?
Young, brash, ambitious, idealistic Ed Hunter and his uncle Am, a cheerful, chubby, streetwise ex-carny with a taste for poker, run the Hunter and Hunter Detective Agency in Chicago and it’s often Ed, wearing his heart on his sleeve, who ends up falling head over heels for some “skirt”, who leads them into some of the most entertaining, and offbeat, capers in detective fiction. I particularly liked Death Has Many Doors, where a young woman is convinced that Martians are out to get her.

But the undisputed highlight of the series and a stone-cold classic of the P.I. genre is definitely the one that kicked off the series: The Fabulous Clipjoint, an alternately heart-warming and darkly grim meditation on obsession, coming-of-age and the ensuing weight of maturity. Bill Pronzin referred to it, in 1001 Midnights, as “unquestionably more than just another hard-boiled detective tale.”

And he’s right. It won an Edgar for Best First Novel, but awards seem trivial compared to the emotional punch that this book packs. Not that Brown was some literary joykill — he also posessed one of the hinkiest senses of humour in the genre. He once wrote a book called Murder Can Be Fun, and in the Ed and Am series, he went about proving it. — from thrillingdetective.com


The complete Table of Contents is at the link above.

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
ISBN-13 978-1-893887-85-5
2 volumes, 1000+ pages

Pre-order price: $95.00



Hippocampus Press

For more than a decade, Bobby Derie has written insightful and penetrating essays on some of the leading authors of pulp fiction in the 1920s and 1930s, especially Robert E. Howard and his friends, colleagues, and fellow-writers. In this collection of twenty-six essays, Derie covers an extraordinarily wide range of subjects; but in every instance he draws upon primary documents to illuminate some of the obscurer corners in the realm of the pulp magazines, especially the legendary Weird Tales.

Here we find studies of the expansive and at times contentious correspondence of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard; Howard’s association with such colleagues in the pulp world as Clark Ashton Smith, Henry S. Whitehead, and Frank Belknap Long; Howard’s sporadic involvement with such fans as R. H. Barlow, Stuart M. Boland, and Francis T. Laney; a discussion of Howard’s writing for amateur papers; and numerous other topics.

Derie’s perspicacity and keenness of analysis are apparent on every page of his work. His thorough familiarity, not only with Robert E. Howard’s fiction but also with his bountiful letters, serves as the foundation of his critical work, and he exhibits a wide knowledge of the work of Lovecraft, Smith, and others who form the inexhaustibly fascinating cadre of writers associated with Weird Tales.

Bobby Derie is the author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos (2014) and the compiler of The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard: Index and Addenda (2015). He has written numerous articles on pulp fiction that have appeared in print and in online venues.


Paperback, 352 pages
Cover design by Dan Sauer, incorporating Bobby Derie's photomontage of Robert E. Howard.

$20.00



Hermes Press:  THE PHANTOM COMPLETE DAILIES  VOLUME 15 1957-1958 - Arriving in comic shops April 24!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books, frequently copied but never equaled. Included in this volume are six complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Calyle's Good Mark," "The Crybaby," "The Underwater Diamond Thieves," "The Betrothal," "The Swamp Rats," and "Oogooru and the Witchmen."


Hardcover, 9x13, 272 pages, B&W, $60.00




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Hardback Copy
 
Robert E. Howard’s Birthday
Novel Excerpt
State of the Tower
The Skull Will Return
Brood of the Witch Queen
Behind-the-Scenes


The Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Second printing now available!


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 copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.





The Illustrated Press
RAFAEL DESOTO

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping in August 2019!

Standard Edition
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This spectacular book contains scores of reproductions taken directly from DeSoto's original paintings, as well as working drawings, reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp and paperback covers, as well as historic family photos. Don't miss this one! Limited to just 900 copies.

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket. $44.95 (U.S.)

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition is presented in a red slipcase, with a tipped in color insert signed and numbered by the author, David Saunders. This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This spectacular book contains scores of reproductions taken directly from DeSoto's original paintings, as well as working drawings, reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp and paperback covers, as well as historic family photos. Don't miss this one! The Deluxe Edition is limited to just 100 copies.

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket. $64.95 (U.S.)


To see a preview of the book, follow this link: https://issuu.com/illomag/docs/rafaeldesoto






ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #65 - Coming in July!

We feature the work of Coles PhilipS, the legendary cover artist best known for his creation of the "Fade-Away Girl"; our story showcases numerous examples of his original art, printed tear sheets, and rare photographs. Next up we feature the work of Peter Helck, known for his action-packed automotive racing illustrations. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale July 31.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #65 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191751.





ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #4 - Now available and arriving soon in comic shops!  

A celebration of one of the greatest British comic strip artists of all time, Ron Embleton.
The life and art of one of the most popular and talented artists of the 20th century is explored in depth.
The retrospective includes many reproductions of his original art, including hitherto rarely seen examples of his fine art.
We hope that you are excited as we are at the incredible scope and vitality of this great man's art, from the early years of Wulf the Briton to Wicked Wanda from Penthouse.

Magazine, 144 pages, Full Color, $34.99




JAMES BOND 007 #9 - Coming in July!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art:
Eric Gapstur
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Khoi Pham
Cover C: Kano
Cover D: Eric Gapstur

"THE HEIST"
Plan is set. Clock gets tight. Goldfinger bets big. The modern 007 epic continues from GREG PAK (Batman/Superman, Hulkverines) and ERIC GAPSTUR (The Flash: Season Zero).


Full Color, 36 pages, $3.99, On sale July 17.

JAMES BOND 007 #9 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191071 (Johnson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191072 (Pham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191073 (Kano cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191074 (Gapstur cover).

 
 
 


JAMES BOND ORIGIN #11 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover A: Dan Panosian
Cover B: Michael Dowling
Cover C: Dean Kotz
Cover D: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover E: Bob Q

"The Debt" continues. Lieutenant James Bond learns a new skill. A former friend helps atone for the death of another. And Bond descends into a part of war-torn London that few fresh faces emerge from unscathed. By JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (Mother Panic).

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 10.

JAMES BOND ORIGIN #11 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191079 (Panosian cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191080 (Dowling cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191081 (Kotz cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191082 (Moustafa cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191083 (Bob Q cover).

 
  
     
       
 



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

STARTLING STORIES, September 1941

Contents
THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD by John Coleman Burroughs and Hulbert Burroughs
PRISONERS IN FLATLAND by Frank Belknap Long
DEATH FROM THE STARS by A. Rowley Hilliard
NO HEROES WANTED by Robert Moore Williams

Pulp-Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages

Our Price $12.95


STRANGE STORIES, October 1939

Contents
DEATH IS FORBIDDEN by Don Alviso
THE CULT OF THE DEAD by Gabriel Wilson
KAAPI by Marian Stearns Curry
LET ME OUT! by Maria Moravsky
THE MASTER by Shelton Goodall
HE WAITS BENEATH THE SEA by Tarleton Fiske
A MESSAGE FOR HIS MAJESTY by August W. Derleth
HALF BULL by Manly Wade Wellman
THE GHOSTLY VENGEANCE by A. Hyatt Verrill
THE GEIST OF THE JUNGLE by R. R. Winterbotham
THE LIGHT MUST BURN by Capt. George J. Rawlins
HOUSE OF THE GRIFFIN by Will Garth
SPAWN OF BLACKNESS by Carl Jacobi


Pulp-sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 132 pages
Our Price $12.95


STRANGE TALES, January 1932

Contents
DEAD LEGS by Edmond Hamilton
WOLVES OF DARKNESS by Jack Williamson
THE MOON-DIAL by Henry S. Whitehead
THE BLACK LAUGH by William J. Makin
THE SHADOW ON THE SKY by August W. Derleth
THE DOOR TO SATURN by Clark Ashton Smith
THE SMELL by Francis Flagg
THE DOOR OF DOOM by Hugh B. Cave


Pulp-sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 144 pages
Our Price $12.95


STRANGE TALES, November 1931

Contents
THE BLACK MASS by Capt. S. P. Meek
WEBBED HANDS by Ferdinand Berthoud
GUATEMOZIN THE VISITANT by Arthur J. Burks
AFTER SUNSET by Philip Hazleton
WHEN DEAD GODS WAKE by Victor Rousseau
THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR by Douglas M. Dold
CASSIUS by Henry S. Whitehead


Pulp-sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 146 pages
Our Price $12.95






JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE CONJURORS #3 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting, Michelle Madsen (Cover) David Palumbo

Long before Simon Church hunted witches, that mission belonged to the golem. And the deeper the golem ventures into the tunnels beneath the Drowning City, the deeper he delves into his past. But once Dr. Cocteau reveals the true intent behind his search for the Pentajulum, and the role he expects Felix and Molly to play in his plan, the entire city's future will be in jeopardy.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 17.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE CONJURORS #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY190288.






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Tom Quest and the Mystery of the Timber Giant - New!
Two Book Reviews
Reno rides the range!
Remembering the Friends of Old Time Radio Conventions
Debunking the Sergeant Preston of the Yukon myth
The day Silver rescued The Lone Ranger



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:

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay - New!

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Meteor House
Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes
Now available for pre-order!
Coming this Fall!


Philip José Farmer had a life-long love affair with the pulps he read in his youth. They influenced nearly everything he wrote, but in the 1970s he paid special tribute to them with several stories. Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes collects these stories for the first time in hardcover! This collection also features an introduction by college professor and pulp historian, Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D., and artwork (coming soon) by Keith Howell!

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Greatheart Silver
The Return of Greatheart Silver
Greatheart Silver in the First Command
The Grant Robeson Papers
Savage Shadow
Skinburn

The first three stories: “Greatheart Silver,” “The Return of Greatheart Silver,” and “Greatheart Silver in the First Command,” originally appeared in Byron Priess’ Weird Heroes series and have been collected before in the paperback, Greatheart Silver. These stories are Philip José Farmer at his most irreverent.

The next two items, “The Grant Robeson Papers,” and “Savage Shadow” also appeared in Weird Heroes, and set up a fantastic premise that was never fulfilled and will leave you wanting more.

The final story, “Skinburn” appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and is the most scifi of these stories, while still giving a nod to the pulps.

Here’s something new—based on your feedback and buying trends, we’re only releasing this book in hardcover.

Greatheart Silver and Other Pulp Heroes will debut at FarmerCon XIV this coming August, but if you preorder the book now, we’re offering an “Early Bird Special” discount of $5 off! So you only $27 + shipping for this fascinating collection of Farmer paying homage to many of his literary heroes!

Please choose the correcting shipping option when preordering your copy.

$33 hardcover
5.5 × 8.5, 264 pages



 


Cover not available
Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading, Selected by David Vineyard: JUDSON P. PHILIPS “Men About to Die.”

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: C. S. MONTAYNE “The Perfect Crime.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD SALE “The House of Kaa.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading, Selected by David Vineyard: CLEVE F. ADAMS “Flowers for Violet.”
SF Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT L. DAVIS “Teratohippus.”
SF Stories I’m Reading: JOHN SHIRLEY “Shaman.”

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Cliff Lords

MAIO-SHAN
Black Dove
The Wraith
Midnight Guardian
The Black Spectre

North-West Adventures - Now online!

Adventure Fiction, Authors: Jules Verne at the Poles - New!
Adventure Fiction, Artists: (1903) Call of the Wild Illustrations
Authors: Frank Fresne (1895-1966)
Adventure Fiction, Authors: (1926) “The Menace of Mastodon Valley”
Adventure Fiction: (1950) “Ghost River”

Adventure Fiction: (1984) "The Return of Cavannagh"

Adventure Fiction: (1926) “The Glacier Lode” by Strickland Gillian



















IN THE 100th BIRTHDAY YEAR OF ZORRO,
PULP ADVENTURECON WILL BE SPECIAL!





Register Now for PulpFest 2019

PulpFest 2019 postcardPulpFest is accepting advance registrations for our 2019 convention, August 15 – 18. Register now and beat the rush. You’ll save money and get free early-bird shopping if you book a room at the convention’s host hotel. By staying at the DoubleTree, you help defray the convention’s expenses and show our hotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

There are plenty of rooms available at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book a room directly through the PulpFest website. Just below the PulpFest banner at the top of our home page,  you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room.” Click the link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can place your reservation.

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest to receive the special convention rate of $129 plus tax per night.Included in the room rate are two complimentary breakfasts per room during your stay. Also included is free Wi-Fi in each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room by July 31, 2019 in order to get the special convention rate.

For All Members
All PulpFest 2019 members — including dealers — must register for the convention.

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

Single-day membership for Friday or Saturday: $20
Single-day membership for Sunday: $10 (available only at the door)
Supporting Membership: $25



Programming for PulpFest 2019 - Updated!

Thursday, August 15

Dealers’ Room

3:00 PM – 10:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Member Registration and Early-Bird Shopping


Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Bob Davis — Grandfather of Science Fiction (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — A Century of Zorro — (Rich Harvey)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — 80 Years of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)


Friday, August 16

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration & Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers Room Open to All


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

11:00 – 11:55 AM — Raw Dog Screaming Press Rapid-Fire Read & Sweet Sixteen Celebration (Publisher Jennifer Barnes)
      Readings by Mike Arnzen, James Chambers, Carrie Gessner, John Edward Lawson, Jason Jack Miller, and Stephanie Wytovich, plus coffee, tea, and sweets, compliments of the publisher
12:30 – 1:05 PM — Wayne Carey, author of Quatermain: The New Adventures
1:10 – 1:45 PM — Craig McDonald, author of The Hector Lassiter Series
1:50 – 2:25 PM — Joab Stieglitz, author of The Utgarda Series
2:30 – 3:05 PM — Christopher Paul Carey, The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series and The Khokarsa Series author
3:10 – 3:50 PM — William Patrick Maynard, authorized author of Fu Manchu


Afternoon Programming

4:00 – 4:40 PM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

Evening Programming
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:05 – 7:50 PM — ARGOSY, ADVENTURE and BLUE BOOK — Men’s Adventure Pulps (Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle)
7:55 – 8:40 PM — The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and the Pulps (George Vanderburgh & Garyn Roberts)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The Secret Life of Women Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
9:35 – 10:25 PM — Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Story (John Wooley with John Gunnison)
10:25 – 11:10 PM — The Key of Imagination: THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the Pulps (Garyn Roberts)
11:15 – 12:45 AM — Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man (A film by Jason V. Brock)


Saturday, August 17

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers Room Open to All


Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

10:20 – 10:55 AM — Popular Fiction from Seton Hill (introduced by Heidi Ruby Miller)
     Readings by Jeremiah Dylan Cook, E. C. Skowronski, Sara Tantlinger, and Ralph Weld
11:00 – 11:55 AM — Dog Star Books Rapid-Fire Read & Sweet Sixteen Celebration (Publisher John Edward Lawson)
     Readings by Matt Betts, J.L. Gribble, Heidi Ruby Miller, K. W. Taylor, Albert Wendland, and K. Ceres Wright, plus coffee, tea, and sweets, compliments of the publisher
12:30 – 1:05 PM — Flinch Fest, featuring John Bruening, author of The Midnight Guardian Series
1:10 – 1:45 PM — Roger Alford, author of The Black Spectre Series
1:50 – 2:25 PM — Sara Light-Waller, author of ANCHOR and LANDSCAPE OF DARKNESS
2:30 – 3:05 PM — Christopher Ryan, author of Alex Simmon’s Blackjack and The Mallory and Gunner Series


Afternoon Programming

3:15 – 4:15 PM — Contemporary Pulp: Writing the New Pulp Fiction (featuring John Bruening, Christopher Paul Carey, and Will Murray, with William Patrick Maynard moderating)
4:15 – 4:45 PM — Auction Preview


Evening Programming
5:00 – 6:45 PM — PulpFest 2019 Group Meal
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon XIV: Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences (panel, moderated by Paul Spiteri)
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)


Sunday, August 18

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers Room Open to All

(many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Living Galaxy" by Laurence Manning from WONDER STORIES, September, 1934
A story of the far future where near immortals explored the ends of space and strange being made of whole galaxies they find there.

"Kilgour & Co." by Frank Condon from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 8, 1918
Two cowboys quit cowing to open a men’s clothing store. It doesn't go as planned.

"Before the Ice Age" by Alfred Fritchey from AMAZING STORIES, December, 1928
A mining operation uncovers a tomb dating back to before the last ice age. The tomb is filled with maps and records of the age. A historic find the the first water. But the mining company is more concerned with drilling than preserving the find.




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Bone Dungeon
 - New!
EU Declares Project Gutenberg Terrorist Material, Demands Removal
No Wrong Way
"Sword" and "Shield"  
The Scientific-Ridiculous
What is Science Fiction?  
Lewis, Lundwall, and Campbell  
A Basic Science-Fiction Library  


Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Writers of The Future

The Armageddon Virus
Trumpet of Triton
The Last Shuttle Flight
You're Dead  
Earthweeds



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

An interesting issue of Dime Western
The readers of Dime Detective
Windy City 2019 - See you there
Issue Review – Dime Detective Magazine, August, 1952
Issue Review - Dime Detective Magazine, June 1943
Issue Review – Dime Detective Magazine, Jan 15, 1935


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

New Pulp Author John French - New!
Of Other Days And Other Spiders
New Pulp Author Therese Drippe (Dagenais)
The Deadly Pick-Up
The Pulps And Their Time
The Equalizer #1
New Pulp Author Colleen Drippe
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.

QUEEN OF THE PULPS
by Laurie Powers
Coming later this year!
Now available for pre-order!


QUEEN OF THE PULPS, the definitive biography of Daisy Bacon and the untold story of LOVE STORY MAGAZINE!
It will be available in both softcover and ebook.
Softcover: $39.95

Release date is still undetermined, but you can pre-order at the link below.



Radio Archives
The Spider #98 Audiobook
Volunteer Corpse Brigade
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

What chance had Civilization to survive — with Smiler Miordan’s vast Underworld Union coming to full power... with his new and deadly plague destroying all who dared oppose him?... Could Nita’s pitifully brave coup stay the Murder Tide long enough for the Spider, himself infected, to organize an army of patriotic lepers?... One of Richard Wentworth’s most stirring crime sagas!
 
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.”
 
“There’s a madness that gets in me when the Spider walks....” Richard Wentworth once admitted.
 
Once more,the incomparable Nick Santa Maria reads another thrilling Spider exploit. Volunteer Corpse Brigade originally published in The Spider magazine, November, 1941.


    
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



Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbellies of the Underworld—and destroy it from within. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
 
Weird symbol of ruthless greed and savage murder, that crimson talisman of the Scorpion flared its scarlet hue from skyscraper pinnacles. For the dreaded Scorpion had finally struck, seizing full power of the metropolis. And Agent “X”, greatest impersonator of the century, knew that he had met his match in a devil who could change his identity with the speed of light. The Scorpion, criminal master-mind is trying to gain control of all the mobs in the city for one hellacious night of looting. Not only must The Agent uncover the masquerade covering the Scorpion’s operations, he must clear Betty Dale of the crime—of helping Secret Agent “X”!



The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, Secret Agent “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
Although Paul Chadwick created Secret Agent “X”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts contributed the most stories to the character’s canon, numbering at least twenty. Known as a mystery/crime writer, Fleming-Roberts also contributed to series characters other than Secret Agent “X”. Most notably, Diamondstone the Magician, The Green Ghost, and Jeffrey Wren were crime solvers of a sort that Fleming-Roberts enjoyed creating; magician detectives. This interest in slightly different crime tales probably contributed a great deal to Fleming-Roberts’ work on Secret Agent “X”.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Slaves of the Scorpion, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, June 1937 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.



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
Air War eBook
Captain Danger #9 - Summer 1942

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.
 
Winging from World War II skies, it's Captain Danger, Nazi-dom’s ultimate nemesis! The exploits of this steely-eyed defender of justice, this whirlwind ace of aces, were things of legend as he struggled against the Axis of Evil. Captain Allan Danger, a character of epic proportions, first appeared in Air War, a new aviation magazine from Thrilling Publications in 1940. Intended as a companion magazine to Sky Fighters and The Lone Eagle, Air War contained a variety of aviation war stories, each showcasing an adventure of Captain Danger.
 
Captain Danger typified a hard-jawed, larger-than-life ace pilot who would battle the Nazi threat, encountering fantastic situations, robot-controlled planes, death fogs, and Nazi bombers that had harnessed the power of splitting the atom. In all, fifteen adventures of Captain Danger were published between 1940 and 1944, as the flyboys of the Allied nations battled against the war power of the Axis. The stories were part of America’s propaganda machine, blatant and unapologetic, high on hyperbole, low on subtlety. The Axis was portrayed as sniveling cowards who would shoot down helpless parachuters and run from an even fight —the Allies as staunch, dauntless, fighting for right. And greatest of them all... Captain Danger! Air War returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


Table of Contents:
A Complete Sky Action Novel
Mast of Glory
by William O’Sullivan
Skid Carr, crop-dusting pilot from the U.S.A., finds himself in the middle of a Nazi spy plot that it takes a slue of bombers and fighters to break up!
 
Captain Danger Over Macassar Strait — A Complete Novelet
by Lieut. Scott Morgan
The great Yank fighter, in the uniform of his own country, makes the Japs say “So velly sorry!”
 
The Man Who Hated — Swift-Action Short Story
by Norman A. Daniels
Flight Lieutenant Brandon backs a comrade’s play all the way to the jaws of death.
 
Last Command — Swift-Action Short Story
by Robert Sidney Bowen
It was curtains for somebody — so Commander Stickney decided to play the final act alone!
 
Remember The Reuben James, Too! — Swift-Action Short Story
by Stuart Campbell
Lieutenant Becker had an impossible choice to make — until the decision was taken out of his hands!
 
Hop-Scotch To Victory — Special Feature
by Sam Merwin, Jr.
Way down South Uncle Sam is training a tough army to destroy the Axis air armadas!
 
Prop Wash — Special Feature
by Joe Archibald
A Live-Wire Department for Readers.


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


Radio Spirits
Now available!

Catch the buzz -- before the buzz catches you! Britt Reid, daring young publisher, masks up against organized crime and urban corruption as The Green Hornet! Join our hero and his stalwart valet Kato for another collection of twenty classic adventures from the 1948-49 seasons, including several previously uncirculated episodes not heard since their original broadcast.
Jack McCarthy hunts "the biggest of all game" as Britt Reid, alongside Lee Allman as Lenore Case, Gilbert Shea as Michael Axford, Rollon Parker and Michael Tolan as Kato, Jack Petruzzi as Ed Lowry, and Patricia Dunlap as "Clicker" Binney.

Includes a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.


Episodes: Gambling Ship 10-14-48; House Divided 10-19-48; Axford Boots A Beat 10-21-48; Jewel Deal 10-26-48; Election Steal 11-02-48; Club of the Bogus Coin 11-04-48; Point After Touchdown 11-09-48; Kaligan Dies At Midnight 11-11-48; Trucking With Murder 11-16-48; Double Checkmate 11-18-48; The Two-Faced Mobster 11-23-48; The Hunch of the Femme Fatal 11-30-48; The Incredible Robbery 12-14-48; Camouflage 12-16-48; Mystery On Pier 20 12-21-48; Miss Double Lucky 12-28-48; Road to Ruin 12-30-48; A Matter of Identity 01-04-49; A Switch of Salt 01-06-49; The Fixers Fixed 01-13-49

Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
Price: $39.98





RED SONJA #6  - Coming in July!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Mirko Colak
Cover A: Amanda Conner
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Christian Ward
Cover D: Richard Pace
Cover E: Cosplay

"TEMPLE OF GHOSTS"
The first arc of the most exciting series debut of 2019 comes to a stunning conclusion. The dreaded Dragan makes Her Majesty an offer that would end an invasion but sacrifice everything. Sonja The Red must weigh the awful costs, before the decision is no longer hers to make. By MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan). And be sure to pick up RED SONJA: LORD OF FOOLS, also out this month, which ties directly into the shocking ending of this issue…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 3.

RED SONJA #6 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191102 (Conner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191103 (Linsner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191104 (Ward cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191105 (Pace cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191106 (Cosplay cover).

       
    
   
    



RED SONJA: BIRTH OF THE SHE DEVIL #2  - Coming in July!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman (Art) Sergio Davila
Cover A: Lucio Parrillo
Cover B: Sergio Davila
Cover C: Cosplay

The previously untold story of the early years of Red Sonja continues in Birth of the She-Devil #2! The stakes continue to grow as Sonja is thrust back into an uneasy alliance that combines elements of her past against deadly new Hyborian foe as a literal death cult seeks to enslave all those in their path!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 10.

RED SONJA: BIRTH OF THE SHE DEVIL #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191095 (Conner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191096 (Parillo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191097 (Cosplay cover).

  
 



ROBERT E. HOWARD DAYS
June 6-8, 2019

2019 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE


THURSDAY JUNE 6
2:00 – 4:00 pm: The Robert E. Howard House and Museum is open to the public. There are no docents on duty but the Gift Shop will be open and the grounds and Pavilion available to all.
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Fish Fry at the Cross Plains Senior Center.
6:00 pm: Barbarian Festival Parade down Main Street in Cross Plains.
Afterwards, Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion


FRIDAY JUNE 7
8:30 am until gone: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum and Grounds open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open until late night.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation Souvenir at Cross Plains Post Office. Friday Only.
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas. Friday Only.
10 am to 4 pm: REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of Museum.
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts along with original Weird Tales magazines will be on display. The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.
11 am: PANEL: A History of Project Pride and the Robert E. Howard Museum.
NOTE: Presented at the House & Pavilion.
NOON: Hot Dog Lunch hosted by Project Pride at the Pavilion. Donations are welcome!
1:30 pm: PANEL: The Writers of REH
2:30 pm: PANEL: The Fourth Annual Glenn Lord Symposium.
Following this panel will be the presentations of the 2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards.
5:30 – 6:30 pm: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30 pm: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Family Life Center of the Baptist Church on Main Street. Guest of Honor Speaker: David C. Smith
9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House, Celebrating 90 Years of Sailor Steve Costigan.
NOTE: Presented on the actual Ice House grounds where Howard boxed!

Afterward there will be Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion. All are welcome and adult beverages are allowed.

SATURDAY JUNE 8
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open until late night.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts along with original Weird Tales magazines will be on display The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.
10 am to 4 pm: REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of Museum.
11 am PANEL: The Sword & Sorcery Poetry of Robert E. Howard
NOON: Lunch and/or Barbarian Festival activities at your leisure
1:30 pm PANEL: Kull, Conan Solomon Kane: The Original S&S Characters?
2:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH?
4:30 pm: Tour of the 100 year old REH House Grounds
6 to 8 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Pavilion
At twilight/after BBQ: Multi-language reading of Howard’s poem “Cimmeria” + more REH poetry read aloud from the Museum porch.

Afterward there will be Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion. All are welcome and adult beverages are allowed.

Special Announcements will be ongoing over both days,
There will be special guests and extemporaneous events: readings, book signings and surprises happening throughout Friday and Saturday

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PANELS LAST ONE HOUR AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1000 N. MAIN ST. IN CROSS PLAINS, unless noted.




The Serial Squadron
Now available!

PIRATE TREASURE
Featuring RICHARD TALMADGE
WILLIAM DESMOND
and WALTER MILLER


Champion flyer Dick Moreland uses his prize money for a groundbreaking flight to finance an expedition to a remote island where his pirate ancestor is said to have buried a million dollars in gold. Brassett, a crooked lawyer and member of the Aero Club tricks Moreland into accepting him along with his band of crooks on the voyage to the island and constant battles ensue as the various factions fight over control of the loot, and avoid hostile natives on the island as well.

Talmadge was a master of his trade who performed stunts for Douglas Fairbanks and this serial shows off his amazing abilities.

12 Episodes / Black and White
3 hours 48 minutes
Restored picture and audio
Dual-layer DVD SHIPPING NOW



The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD


The fan-favorite serial in a new HD transfer, for the first time on DVD and Blu-Ray. Really.

PREORDERS WILL BE TAKEN SOON FOR THIS TITLE.







SONGS OF GIANTS
The poetry of pulp, illustrated
Lost poetry of pulp giants Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs & H.P. Lovecraft
Illustrated by Mark Wheatley!
This Kickstarter will run through April 20, 2019!
The books and rewards are expected to ship in June!


The early part of the 20th century was a wild time in fiction, when publishers would try just about anything to see if it sold. Nowhere was there a more formidable challenge than in the pages of the pulps, which often chewed up and spat out would-be writers faster than new ones could step forward. Out of his fiery crucible came three giants: Robert E. Howard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and H. P. Lovecraft.

These legendary authors forged names and reputations that still echo decades later. In turn, they have inspired many creators across the generations. One such creator is Overstreet Hall of Fame inductee, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy, and Eisner award-winning writer-artist Mark Wheatley, and the result of that inspiration is Songs of Giants, a new Kickstarter project that launches on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Resurrected from crumbling pages of old pulp magazines, Songs of Giants cuts straight to the heart of the look, feel and language of the pulps as it highlights the often-forgotten poetry of these unforgotten masters. For his part, Wheatley expertly captures the essence of the beauty, horror, and adventure of Howard, Burroughs and Lovecraft’s words. He brings their poems to life with a fine line illustration style that is clearly inspired by the early, classic, golden age illustrators. The book also features an introduction by Nebula Award-winning author Jack McDevitt, creator of the Academy and Alex Benedict series.

Songs Of Giants is a limited edition, 8 ½” x 11” 72-page deluxe hardcover printed on super heavy stock, The accompanying Kickstarter rewards range from screen savers and wallpapers to an exclusive signature plate, audio books, and one-of-a-kind original art. Reward levels start at just $15 for a digital version of the book and only $25 for the printed version.

“I’ve spent more than a year crafting this art. And while I’ve been working, I’ve had a major pulp art show of my illustration originals. Based on the public reaction to that show, I’m thrilled to finally share Songs of Giants art with the public. The few people who have seen the work so far have convinced me that this is possibly my best work, ever. Because of that, it was difficult to keep the project quiet, so now I’m truly happy that the news is out,” said Mark Wheatley.

Working on his originals at a very large size in a traditional brush, pen and ink approach, Wheatley spent hours savoring the poems in order to bring them to life in this new way. Characters, dangers, and whole worlds became embodied in his illustrations, in turn reflecting the full flavor and power of the works that inspired them.

“Our initial goal of $5,500 is intentionally set very low. This money will cover the cost of printing the book. From our past experience on Kickstarter, having successfully raised money for the Doctor Cthulittle book and fulfilled the rewards, we believe that hitting this goal is very possible and quite likely. If we do not hit our stretch goals, we will still have enough to print the book and we are in a position to ship the rewards with our budget. Of course, the stretch goals offer a good many perks that we would like to be able to share with our backers,” Wheatley said.

For those who chose the reward levels that include the audio book, the masterful voice actor Mark Redfield is on full display with many of the poems from Songs Of Giants. His readings of Howard, Burroughs and Lovecraft are augmented by the outstanding original musical score and sound design by Jennifer Rouse. It provides a truly stirring dramatic experience! 

The Kickstarter project for Songs Of Giants will launch on Monday, March 11 and is scheduled to conclude on April 20th. If successfully funded, the books and other rewards are expected to ship in June 2019. The Kickstarter project is listed under ComicMix, LLC, Wheatley’s frequent publishing collaborators.

8.5 x 11 inches, 72 pages plus signing plate
Full color front and back end pages.
Thick paper and boards.






Kickstarter    Songs of Giants  


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

Murder Gets Around by Robert Sidney Bowen - New!
Spider Pete by Claude Stewart
The Finger of Death by Henry Keyworth
The Devil’s Dozen by Frederick C. Davis
Revenge Rides the Range by Will Frame
Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels


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.

Fires Before Easter  - New!
Brundage and Ingres
The Thing's Incredible! The Secret Origins of Weird Tales by John Locke (2018)  
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Conclusion
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Five
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Four
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Three 

 

WARLORD OF MARS ATTACKS #2  - Coming in July!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Dean Kotz
Cover A: Greg Hildebrandt
Cover B: Jonathan Case
Cover C: Ramon Villalobos
Cover D: Ben Caldwell

"The Lost Hero" - John Carter is back on Earth! Unfortunately, there's also a seemingly-unlimited army of lil' green dudes here, hellbent on killing every woman/man/dog/llama/vegetable in sight. Can our intrepid sci-fi hero get his head wrapped around the madness and strike back, or has he arrived just in time to see his homeworld's destruction? By JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Future Quest) and DEAN KOTZ (Dungeons & Dragons)!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 17.

WARLORD OF MARS ATTACKS #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191138 (Hildebrandt cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191139 (Case cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191140 (Villalobos cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY191141 1005 (Caldwell cover).

    
   
 




WEIRDBOOK ANNUAL #2
Now available!

The Weirdbook Annual returns featuring a Cthulhu theme.
Storys abound featuring our squamish elder god!
Full of great fantasy and horror tales! Included this time are:


-The Shining Trapezohedron, by Robert M. Price
-A Noble Endeavor, by Lucy A. Snyder
-Ancient Astronauts, by Cynthia Ward
-The Thing in the Pond, by John R. Fultz
-Enter The Cobweb Queen, by Adrian Cole
-Tricks No Treats, by Paul Dale Anderson
-Ronnie and the River, by Christian Riley
-Cellar Dweller, by Franklyn Searight
-Yellow Labeled VHS Tape, by R.C. Mulhare
-Tuama, by L.F. Falconer
-Mercy Holds No Measure, by Kenneth Bykerk
-Treacherous Memory, by Glynn Owen Barrass
-The Hutchison Boy, by Darrell Schweitzer
-Dolmen of The Moon, by Deuce Richardson
-Lovecraftian Limerick, by Andrew J. Wilson
-A Wizard's Daughter, by Ann K. Schwader
-The Shadow of Azathoth is your Galaxy, by DB Spitzer
-Ascend, by Mark A. Mihalko
-The Solace of the Farther Moon, by Allan Rozinski
-The Stars Are Always Right, by Charles Lovecraft
-Daemonic Nathicana, by K.A. Opperman
-Asenath, by Ashley Dioses
-The Book of Eibon/Le Livre D'eibon, trans. by Frederick J. Mayer


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



Wonders and Visions: A Visual History of Science Fiction
By Adam Roberts and Graham Sleight
New crowd funding project at Unbound!

A sumptuous history of science fiction told through its iconic covers.

Our book tells the story of science fiction through its most iconic, beautiful, interesting and (sometimes) crass cover art: from the earliest days of publishing in the 19th-century, through the glory days of Pulp magazine covers and the Golden Age, into the endless visual experimentation of the New Wave and so to the post-Star Wars era, when a 'visual logic' comes to dominate not just science fiction but culture as a whole.

With over 350 full-colour images and more than 50,000 words of text this is more than simply an anthology of famous science fiction covers--it is an ambitious attempt to tell the whole history of the genre in a new way, and to make the case that science fiction art, from the sober future-visions of Chesley Bonestell, to the garish splendours of Hannes Bok, from the Magritte-like surrealism of Richard Powers, Frank Freas, Judith Clute, and Ed Emshwiller to the amazingly talented designers and artists of the 21st-century, exists as a vital and neglected mode of modern art as such.

Through much of the twentieth-century it flowed like a subterranean river, influencing artistic Modernism, surrealism, abstraction, op-art and postmodernism, creating a heritage that directly informs the global visual texts of today in cinema, TV, graphic novels and video games. There has never been a book quite like this one.

Printed on 120 gsm art paper, hardbound and hand-sewn, we want this book to be a visually beautiful artifact, although as far as that is concerned we have a head start since so much of the art we want to reproduce is so gorgeous. The intense, inky detail of Virgil Finlay’s illustrations to the extraordinary visions of Paul Lehr, from the cool wondrousness of Moebius to the gorgeous grotesqueness of H R Giger and the amazing cityscapes of Kirsten Zirngibl.

There will be three main types of entry. Firstly, there will be several hundred key covers: one or sometimes two images + plus 150-200 words of text, of the ten (or more) most iconic and recognisable covers from each decade of our history: from Wells and Verne to H Rider Haggard's Barsoom and E E 'Doc' Smith's Lensman, from Arthur C Clarke's Childhood's End and Asimov's Foundation to Leigh Brackett and Joanna Russ's Female Man, from Cyberpunk masterpieces by William Gibson and Pat Cadigan to dystopias by Octavia Butler and Cormac McCarthy, to twenty-first century SF.

Second there will be more extended visual comparative studies, one or two page spreads that compare multiple covers for the same book, to see the way different artists and publishers have approached the task of visualising some of the most famous novels in the history of the genre: The Day of the Triffids; Dune; Left Hand of Darkness and more, as well as surveys of the work of famous illustrators, or publishing houses.

Third there will be milestone entries: examples of groundbreaking or unusual covers, usually the first example of (among other things) a fine late 19th-century illustrated binding for a SF title; a garishly coloured SF magazine cover; a Golden Age fix-up paperback, a psychedelic 1960s New Wave title, a movie-tie-in; a graphic novel adaptation of a classic: Shelley's Frankenstein as first SF novel; Auf Zwei Planeten as first Martian invasion; Time Machine as first time travel; Orphans of the Sky as the first Generation Starship novel; Leo and Diane Dillon's illustrations for Ellison's Dangerous Visions; early computer-generated SF art; and Metal Hurlant revolutionising the potential of SF comics.

Every visual entry will be accompanied by text, and the whole will threaded together to tell a new story about this important and beautiful mode of art.










12 April 2019  

69th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show

Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

SUNDAY, April 28th, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

New Location! Free Parking!
West of Lowe's Home Improvement


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest,
averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.

Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE


Curious Books


 



Mark Wheatley Original Art Show at Windy City
Originals for New Edgar Rice Burroughs Book on Display
 
Acclaimed artist and pulp enthusiast Mark Wheatley’s work will be the subject of an extensive gallery show at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention, Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, 2019 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 70 Yorktown Center Lombard, Illinois 60148.

In the spotlight will be his illustrations for Swords Against the Moon Men, part of the new “Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs” series published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Conceived as a continuation of Burroughs’ Moon novels, novelist Christopher Paul Carey expands on the original series while remaining solidly true to the established lore not only of the Moon series, but several other of Burroughs’ series as well. Carey, newly appointed as ERB, Inc.’s Director of Publishing, will join Wheatley at the show.

Wheatley drew and painted the illustrations for the book using a combination of traditional and digital media, “I’ve been painting in Photoshop for over a decade, but I still prefer to draw in ink. So I rough out my composition in Photoshop, print that and ink over it, scan that back into the computer and paint!” he said.

The inked originals will be framed and presented along with high quality, full size Giclée prints of the digital paintings, offering a unique chance to see the entire set of illustrations for the book in one place. This is made possible because a single collector purchased all the art for the book and is allowing it to be displayed for the public.

“I have never been able to attend before, but I’ve heard so many good things about the Windy City show. Certainly, so many of my friends will be attending. Not only will I have a good opportunity to introduce the public to some of the plans I have in store for the publishing program at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. I’ll also get to check out Mark Wheatley’s amazing art show for my novel Swords Against the Moon Men. I can’t wait!” Carey said.

Wheatley, the acclaimed writer-illustrator of the DC/Vertigo graphic novel Breathtaker, the cutting edge First Comics series Mars, pioneering WaRP Graphics mini-series Blood of the Innocent, and ComicMix/IDW Publishing graphic novel series Lone Justice, among other projects, is also an experienced pulp collector himself. Active with The Burroughs Bibliophiles, he has illustrated or painted covers for The Burroughs Bulletin, The National Capital Panthans Journal and Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Second Century. With frequent collaborator Marc Hempel, he also created Tarzan the Warrior and produced many Tarzan comic book series for Semic International, published by Malibu in the US. 2018 saw the release of two new Wheatley illustrated Philip José Farmer books from Meteor House, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time and The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection.

Wheatley’s also painted covers for The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines by Norvell W. Page, Amazon Nights by Arthur O. Friel, and adapted The Spider into a graphic novel and followed that up with his own pulp-inspired Frankenstein Mobster. He has illustrated new pulp fiction for Airship 27’s award winning Rick Ruby series. His most recent pulp-infused project is his own creation, in collaboration with G. D. Falksen; Doctor Cthulittle. Copies of the signed, limited edition of Doctor Cthulittle will be available at Windy City. Additionally, art from Doctor Cthulittle and several of his other pulp projects will be on view at the show.

“I’ve been honored to have shows at the Library of Congress and many other prestigious venues across the country, but sharing my art with pulp fans is very much about connecting with my own clan. It’s an awesome experiance!” Wheatley said.

“Swords Against the Moon Men was a great project to be a part of, and I can’t wait for everyone to see these pieces in person. Likewise, it will be wonderful to see fans get a chance to meet Christopher, whose work could easily have inspired three or four times the number of illustrations needed for the book,” he said.
 
ABOUT MARK WHEATLEY
Inducted in July 2017 into The Overstreet Hall of Fame, Mark Wheatley most recently has continued his string of popular Doctor Who covers for Titan, completed a set of Stargate Atlantis covers for American Mythology, and provided the cover and interior illustrations for the new novel Man of War by Heidi Ruby Miller from Meteor House, continuing the Two Hawks series from Philip Jose Farmer. Prior to that, his work for CBS Television was featured on The Millers, 2 Broke Girls, and Super Clyde, and the Square Roots pilot for ABC. In print he was featured in the acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan from Dark Horse Comics, on the cover of the Meteor House release of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey, and his own well received art book, Stars, which presents elaborate line art portraits of actors, musicians, and authors. With a track record that includes Frankenstein Mobster, Radical Dreamer, Return of the Human, Hammer of the Gods, EZ Street, Skultar, and Lone Justice, Wheatley is an Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy, and Eisner award-winning creator. He has lectured at the Library of Congress, exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum, created set pieces for The Black Eyed Peas, designed for Lady Gaga, and contributed designs to ABC’s Beauty and the Beast.

ABOUT THE WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER CONVENTION
The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention was first held in 2001 and sees its 19th annual show in 2019.  It's the largest collectibles show in the country devoted primarily to pulps.  Roughly 100 dealers from the U.S., Canada and the U.K.  will display their wares in a massive a dealer room featuring 180 tables of pulps, paperbacks, original illustration art, golden age comics, OTR, vintage movie memorabilia and more.  During the day on Fridays and Saturdays, attendees can also attend film programming, featuring movies based on pulp stories, while in the evenings and on Sunday are panels devoted to the pulps.  One of the highlights of any Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention are the Friday and Saturday night auctions, and this year's auctions will continue that trend.  The 2019 Friday night estate auction is devoted to material from the legendary collection of Bob Weinberg, one of pulp fandom's best known collectors, while the Saturday night auction features material from the estate of Glenn Lord, for decades the literary executor for the Robert E. Howard estate.  The Windy City convention is also known for its amazing art show.  For 2019, in addition to the art of Mark Wheatley, the art show will be displaying art from Planet Stories, as well as pulp art relating to pulps, authors and artists with a Chicago connection, including Edgar Rice Burroughs and J. Allan St. John.  Visit www.windycitypulpandpaper.com for more info.










Adventure House

Adventure House is pleased to announce that Adventure House has acquired a number of the Girasol Collectables reprint files.
They will be releasing on a monthly basis a number of their public domain titles as part of our monthly offerings.

March 2019  - Coming soon!
Strange Stories - 02/39  
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 11/34

February 2019
Spicy Detective Stories - 04/34
Oriental Stories - 10-11/30

January 2019
Golden Fleece – 10/38
Doctor Death – 02/35
Saucy Movie Tales – 12/35
Magic Carpet – 01/33


Adventure House
Coming soon!

High Adventure #165
Hostages of Hate by Anthony Rud – PEOPLE’S

Randolph Haish vowed to exterminate every member of the family which he thought had wronged him.
But the family included Koot Koven, an ex-soldier, and Koot objected to being exterminated. 
A remarkable girl got mixed up in the affair too, a story of fiendish cleverness, rapid-fire action, and genuine romance.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


 
Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #57 – June 1938

Patrol of the Iron Hand by Robert J. Hogan

Death walks the world in an iron garb and sleeps in the dismal caves of Hell! 
Stahlmaske once more roams the Front—and the bodies of the damned lie strewn in his wake! 
The Master Spy Calls on his courage and wits to battle forces of Hate!

Suicide On Wheels by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming in April!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #58 – July 1938

Fangs of the Serpent by Robert J. Hogan

The skies are red with the blood of men who have a right to live, and G-8 flies to his last appointment with Death! 
This is the will of the Serpent and there is hell and misery locked in the magic of his eyes. 
You’ll know about this when you’ve felt the bloody FANGS OF THE SERPENT. Death Makes A Bargain by Greaseball Joe



Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Airship 27 Productions
DOMINO LADY VOLUME 3
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Domino Lady Vol 3.”

Pulpdom’s sexiest masked avenger returns in five new adventures courtesy of writers Adam Mudman Bezecny, Gene Moyers, Brad Mengel and Samantha Lienhard. By day she is wealthy Los Angeles socialite Ellen Patrick. By night she dons her mask, cape and arms herself with a hypodermic syringe and deadly silver plated automatic to become the beautiful and mysterious vigilante known only as the Domino Lady.

In this volume she uncovers a secret female society also combating evil; a plot to take over rich wineries, confronts a blackmailer, defends a Hollywood union against gangsters and solves a friend’s murder.

“Domino Lady is arguably the most well known of the classic female pulp heroes,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Fans can’t get enough of her adventures and we are delighted to satisfy their demands.” Dressing up this third volume is the same super talented art team that was responsible for volumes one and two. James Lyle provides all the interior black and white illustrations, while Ted Hammond delivers another stunning, colorful cover. All neatly assembled by award winning Art Director Rob Davis. 

When it comes to spills and thrills, defending innocent people and thwarted the bad guys, it is all in a night’s work for the one and only, Domino Lady.


Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #2 and Dusty Ayres #10
The Altus Press 30% Off Cyber Monday Sale: Race Williams, Talbot Mundy, The Domino Lay, and 20 Ebooks
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With The Spider, Operator 5, G-8, and Dusty Ayres

Altus Press
Still available!

This weeks Popular Publications releases have been pushed to next week
due to the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention and the release of the three new Altus Press titles listed below.


Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)
Ships and Men: The Complete Epic (Deluxe Edition)
Black Mask (2019 Yearbook)

We’re releasing two Popular Publications Hero Pulp titles every other week, and that’s on top of our other forthcoming pulp titles!
Yes, we’ve been busy preparing a few million words of pulp prose for release, and it continues with these new releases.

Domestic orders of $35 of softcovers gives you free shipping. So what's the hold-up? Order now from altuspress.com.



The Spider #8: The Mad Horde
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Never before in history had anything quite so horrible as the Mad Horde been loosed upon a terrified humanity! In rural towns and through the thronging streets of great cities the death-bringers stalked, spreading the slow madness of which they themselves must soon die! The Spider, dismayed and horrified as never before in his long career, is forced at last into risking the life of the girl he loves—so that a million others may live!

$13.95 softcover


Captain Satan #1: The Mask of the Damned
By William O’Sullivan

He held in his hands the burning Brand of Hell, and in his heart was locked the courage of the Gods! Wise guys and tough mugs, crooks and their thieving mobs knew the Mark of Satan; and they knew the swift ghosts of Fear and Destruction that rode by his side—the many fierce hands of Justice that fought in Satan’s Crew!

$13.95 softcover


Altus Press



 

Altus Press
Now available!

Altus Press has been hard at work on these oversized collections, and you can get them at www.altuspress.com or via Mike Chomko's table at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show in Lombard, IL, on April 12:


Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars (2 Volume Deluxe Edition)
by Emile C. Tepperman, illustrated by John Fleming Gould and John Newton Howitt
introduction by Will Murray and an afterword by Tom Johnson
Dustjacketed two-volume hardcover edition.

The "War and Peace of the Pulps” is finally collected in a two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition. Running in the pages of Operator #5 magazine from 1936–38, this 14-part epic chronicled the invasion and conquering of America by a mysterious foe from Europe: The Purple Empire. As Will Murray describes in this edition's Introduction: "Battles rage from coast to coast. The exploits of Operator 5 shift from espionage and counterespionage to straight military adventure. Through it all, Jimmy Christopher rises to become the de facto leader of the resistance."

Written by Emile C. Tepperman (author of The Spider and The Masked Marksman) and containing nearly 300 illustrations by John Fleming Gould, this half-million-word saga remains the greatest epic to see print in Golden Age of the pulps and is still considered most risky and ambitious experiment ever undertaken in the single-character magazines.

This two-volume deluxe, hardcover edition includes an all-new Introduction by pulp historian Will Murray, as well as Tom Johnson's retrospective on the series, The History of the Purple Wars. It also collects the rarely-reprinted Epilogue to the Purple War, "Revolt of the Devil Men."

Also restored are all of author Tepperman's rarely-reprinted footnotes which graced the original pulp editions of the stories.

Never-before collected, this remastered, comprehensive collection of Operator 5: The Complete Purple Wars has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated pulp publications of all time.

788 pages / 8.5"x11" / $150



Ships and Men: The Complete Epic (Deluxe Edition)
by H. Bedford-Jones
illustrated by Frederic Anderson, George Avison, John Richard Flanagan, Leyland R. Gustavson, Robert L. Lambdin, Arthur Lytell, Alex Raymond, Alfred Simpkin, Yngve E. Soderberg, and Harve Stein
Dustjacketed hardcover edition.

Running for three years in the pages of the prestigious Blue Book Magazine, author H. Bedford-Jones crafted the most ambitious work of his career: a massive, 34-part saga of seafaring adventure, told chronologically throughout the annals of naval warfare, involving a number of significant figures in world history. Never before collected, this 200,000-word epic includes nearly 200 interior illustrations by artists such as Alex Raymond, John Richard Flanagan, and Leyland R. Gustavson.

350 pages / 8.5"x11" / $85



Black Mask (2019 Yearbook)
by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, Katrina Younes, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Michael Bracken, Jonathan Sheppard, Jim Doherty, Isaac Babel, Boris Dralyuk, D.L. Champion, Dashiell Hammett, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue. This time around, it includes nine new stories in the Black Mask vein by Brian Townsley, Jane Jakeman, Brian Stanley, Hannah Honeybun, William Burton McCormick, Frank Megna, Jonathan Sheppard, Michael Bracken, Jim Doherty, as well as a new article on Raymond Chandler’s The Little Sister by Katrina Younes. In addition, Boris Dralyuk has kindly supplied his translation of Isaac Babel’s “Lyubka the Cossack” and arranged for its reprinting here.

And, as with previous issues, Black Mask collects some of the best hard-boiled detective fiction from the Popular Publications vaults, as written by some of the genre’s best: Dashiell Hammett, D.L. Champion, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, T.T. Flynn, and Frederick C. Davis.

142 pages / 8.5"x11" / $19.95




Altus Press




 

American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops April 17!


MOON MAID: CATACOMBS OF THE MOON #1
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art) Gabriel Rearte (Cover) Mark Sparacio

The first full series of THE MOON MAID is here at last!

Picking up after the end of the "Fear on Four Worlds" introduction issue, we return to the ancient subterranean world on the Moon where primal savagery rules and only the strong survie. Nah-ee-lah must find her way home, but to do so she must survive a vile catacomn of horrors filled with monsters and peril. This is Edgar Rice Burroughs' adventure at its finest!

THE MOON MAID: CATACOMBS OF THE MOON comes with three covers: Main by painter Mark Sparacio (Chelsea Dagger), "Fury of the Moon Maid" by Puis Calzada (Hatchet), and a 350-copy limited edition Virgin Art cover also by Sparacio.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 24.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale April 24 (B&W Limited edition).







American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops April 17!

ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #4
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Roy Allen Martinez (Covers)
Roy Allen Martinez , Neil Vokes & Alex Toth

A duel in Hell: Zorro brings the fight to the Underworld of Shishongna and faces the Jaguar Brujo and his undead demon horde on their own turf. The fates of Alta California, and Zorro's immortal soul, hang in the balance, in the thrilling final chapter of Zorro: Swords of Hell… brought to you by David Avallone (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist).

Zorro Swords of Hell #4 comes with three covers - Main by Roy Allan Martinez, Werewolf Attack by Neil Vokes, and Visions of Zorro by the legendary Alex Toth.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Martinez & Vokes covers).
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Toth cover).



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops April 17!

THE SHADOW Volume 140: “Murder Lake,” “Syndicate of Death” and “The Mask of Mephisto”

The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in three pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, disappearing fish and vanishing corpses provide a sinister puzzle that only The Shadow can solve! Then, death threatens the life of an eccentric scientist when his amazing invention attracts the attention of a “Syndicate of Death.” Finally, murder lurks behind Mardi Gras’ satanic cosplay as The Shadow grapples with a criminal mastermind concealed by “The Mask of Mephisto." This instant collector’s item showcases the original color pulp covers by Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with supporting commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-258-2 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:
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi
Roger Alford - The Black Spectre Origins Book II
New World Order: HERO U.N.I.O.N. by Jeff Deischer

Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani
The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Coming This Month!

Before the trend toward specialization—before the hard-boiled dicks, before the Skylarks and Lensmen, before the Shadows and Spiders—pulp magazines offered escapist fiction that appealed to readers of all stripes. Virtually every story was suffused with the spirit of adventure; beyond that there was great variety in theme and setting. Qualities that became pronounced during the era of genre pulps were already evident in rough-paper yarns of the 20th century’s first two decades. Sadly, many great stories from this period are unknown to today’s pulp aficionados, especially inasmuch as the issues in which they appeared are hard-to-find collector’s items.

Murania Press has rescued from obscurity ten noteworthy novels originally published in such legendary pulps as Adventure, Blue Book, The Argosy, The Cavalier, and The Popular Magazine between 1908 and 1921. Some never saw publication in hard covers, others did but have been out of print for many decades. This group of exemplary stories, written by early pulpdom’s top fictioneers, is being republished as a series titled “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction.”

Each book, measuring six by nine inches, utilizes the same cover design. Each is numbered on the spine, alphabetically by author. Each has an informative introductory essay putting the novel and its author in proper historical context for maximum appreciation by readers.

Stories in the “Forgotten Classics” series take place in a variety of locales: India, the Appalachian Mountains, the American West, the Gobi Desert, the Canadian northwest, the French Riviera, the South Seas, colonial-era Kentucky, and a mythical Balkan state. Within the group a reader will detect genre elements that would become more distinct and pronounced in pulp fiction of subsequent decades. But each novel is, at its core, a rousing adventure story clearly and vividly told. You’d never guess these gems were written a hundred or more years ago.

Murania Press has previously published four of the listed novels in its “Classic Pulp Reprint” series. Those books, now withdrawn from circulation, sold for $20 per title. Each of the “Forgotten Classics” volumes is priced at $16, and the entire set  of ten will be available at $120, which includes shipping to buyers in the United States.

The “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” will begin shipping on May 1. Between now and then we’ll be running individual blog posts with additional information on each book. For now, here are the titles and the magazines from which they have been sourced:

1.   H. Bedford-Jones, The Wilderness Trail. Originally published in the February 1915 issue of Blue Book.
2.   B. M. Bowers, The Spook Hills Mystery. Originally published in the November 7, 1914 issue of The Popular Magazine.
3.   George Bronson-Howard, The Return of Yorke Norroy. Originally published in the October 1908 issue of The Popular Magazine.
4.   A. M. Chisholm, Fur Pirates. Originally published in the October 20, 1915 issue of The Popular Magazine.
5.   J. Allan Dunn, Barehanded Castaways. Originally published in the December 20, 1921 issue of Adventure.
6.   George Allan England, The Elixir of Hate. Originally published in the August-November 1911 issues of The Cavalier.
7.   Francis Lynde, B. Typhosus Takes a Hand. Originally published in the October 20, 1921 issue of The Popular Magazine.
8.   Talbot Mundy, Yasmini the Incomparable. Originally published in the January 1914 and July-September 1915 issues of Adventure.
9.   Perley Poore Sheehan, The Abyss of Wonders. Originally published in the January 1915 issue of The Argosy.
10. Gordon Young, Savages. Originally published in the May 3, 1918 and July 18-September 3, 1919 issues of Adventure.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Before launching what would eventually become the Marvel Comics empire, Martin Goodman published low-rent pulp magazines issued by a dizzying array of shell companies designed to insulate him from irate creditors. In order to compete in an already-crowded marketplace, he allowed editor-in-chief Robert O. Erisman to distinguish their periodicals with lurid covers and frankly sensational fiction. Bearing Goodman's "Red Circle" trademark, the short-lived horror pulps Mystery Tales, Uncanny Tales, Marvel Tales, and Real Mystery were transgressive in the extreme, shattering the boundaries of good taste and igniting a firestorm of outrage that eventually drove all horror pulps off the newsstands.

This book collects ten of the most shocking, sadistic, and salacious yarns ever to appear in Red Circle's shudder pulps — more than 100,000 words of mesmerizingly appalling fiction — tied together with a 4200-word essay that puts them in their proper cultural-historical perspective. We guarantee you'll never read another pulp anthology quite like it!


Cover Art by J. W. Scott
Introduction by Ed Hulse
306 pages, trade paperback, 6x9 inches
Price: $25.00





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
Now available!

Among the most prolific fictioneers ever to pound a typewriter, Johnston McCulley has earned pop-culture immortality as the creator of Zorro, who made his debut in 1919.  At that time he was just one of many McCulley characters romping through the shag-edged pages of America's pulp-fiction magazines.  Most others appeared in Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, a weekly periodical devoted to fast-paced tales of crime and mystery.  The three novels contained in this book, originally published in DETECTIVE STORY as several series of connected novelettes, feature protagonists operating outside the law. Two of them, Black Star and The Spider, are master criminals who take special pleasure in outwitting police; the third, The Thunderbolt, is a vigilante attempting to right wrongs beyond the law's reach.

Although these yarns were written a hundred years ago, they lack the florid excesses common to what is popularly known as "purple prose." McCulley's style is simple and direct, and aside from some stilted dialogue here and there, his fiction remains just as entertaining as it was upon first publication. Moreover, his World War I-era protagonists set the pattern for countless pulp characters to follow, lending historical context to their fanciful exploits. In reading the adventures of Black Star, The Spider, and The Thunderbolt, today's pulp-fiction aficionado will encounter tropes that were still being employed twenty and thirty years later. None of the characters in this omnibus had Zorro's longevity, nor did they achieve his success in other media. But they are fascinating nonetheless as precursors of an entire school of pulp heroes and villains. 

Cover Art by John A. Coughlin
Introduction by Ed Hulse
590 pages., trade paperback, 6x9 inches

Price: $35.00


All three novels are now available in one jumbo-sized, affordably priced volume.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


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

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Bold Venture Press
Tales of Zorro's Old California

In the early 1800s, California — with its warmth, its romance, its peaceful beauties — was still under Spanish rule.
While the legend of Zorro grew, stirring the hearts of Californians, this sprawling state was a land of opportunity and adventure — and, oft-times, great danger.

The Devil’s Doubloons

Señor Mendoza had all the ingredients of success, but Fate cast him aside.
Then, at the moment he was prepared to end his life, a mysterious masked woman sought his aid, and El Diablo brought a great promise — and a great threat!
A thrilling Old California adventure from 1940 by the creator of Zorro!

Cover by Francisco Silva


Softcover / Hardcover
Pages: 166
Format: 6 x 9 inches.
$14.95 / $29.95

Also available in eBook edition
- $4.95




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King - New!
Pulp Appeal: THE GETAWAY by Jim Thompson
Pulp Appeal: “The Garden of Adompha” by Clark Ashton Smith  
Pulp Appeal: “The Tomb Spawn” by Clark Ashton Smith
Pulp Appeal: “The Master of the Crabs” by Clark Ashton Smith
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (2017)
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (1999)
Issue 8 Out Today!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #83 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Tom Morgan & Mike Gustovich
"Mea Culpa" by Chuck Welch
"Mapping the Adventures" by Catherine Lavelée Welch
"Se-Pah-Poo: One of the Best?" by Craig Rogers
"Mystery of the Bronze Bombers" by Chuck Welch
"The Outlaw Doc Savage" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"The Sun Spot Menace" by Julián Paga
"Why Doc Savage Flipped His Lid" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Skullcal Skulduggery" by Dafyyd Neal Dyar
"Alias Baron Karl" by Julián Paga
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/


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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: David Lindsay, Robots, Hollow City, H. Beam Piper, Jonah Hex
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Classics, Steve Tompkins, Queen of the Black Coast, Gun Ghoul
Remembering a Friend
H.P. Lovecraft: The Music of Erich Zann
Brand New Cirsova Out Today!
Sensor Sweep: Dime Detective, Jules Verne, Warhammer, Galactic Patrol, Rambo!
Sensor Sweep: August Derleth, Mack Bolan, Fandom History, Bill Crider Prize


Cirsova Publishing
The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition
Coming April 30, May 31, June 28, and July 31!


Cirsova Publishing has teamed up with StarTwo to create an all-new, fully-illustrated 70th Anniversary Edition of Leigh Brackett’s original Eric John Stark Trilogy.
Cirsova Publishing aims to bring the action, adventure and romance of Leigh Brackett to a new generation of readers.

First published in the Summer of 1949, Queen of the Martian Catacombs introduced the world to Eric John Stark, the black mercenary swordsman. Stark’s adventures continued on Venus in 1949’s The Enchantress of Venus, and the swordsman returned to the Red Planet in 1951’s Black Amazon of Mars. While Brackett would revisit the character in 1970s with the Skaith trilogy, the original novellas are significant as one of the last iconic Sword & Planet cycles of the pulp era.

These stories will be presented like never before, featuring all new original artwork, including new covers paying homage to Allen Anderson’s originals for Planet Stories and 33 interior illustrations. Each has been checked and corrected against the original texts as they appeared in Planet Stories magazine and will feature introductions by Nathan Housley, aka the Pulp Archivist, Jeffro Johnson, the author of the critically acclaimed Appendix N: The Literary History of Dungeons & Dragons, and culture commentator, critic, and pulp enthusiast Liana Kerzner.


The 70th Anniversary Illustrated Stark will be released as individual volumes, in a softcover omnibus, and in a coffee-table hardcover art edition.

Queen of the Martian Catacombs + Illustrated Stark (Hardcover) – 4/30/2019
The Enchantress of Venus – 5/31/2019
Black Amazon of Mars – 6/28/2019
The Complete Illustrated Stark (Paperback) – 7/31/2019

Our end-goal is to put these classic works of science fiction back in the hands of readers, young and old.

Due to the wide number of editions and ebooks available, this page provides links to all the available editions.
All print versions can be order / pre-ordered through Cirsova’s new Aero store or from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition Hardcover Omnibus (Available 4/30/2019)
This 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover presents the stories magazine-style in two-columns with full-page illustrations.
Additionally, this edition contains an appendix of character art and unused sketches.
This print-only edition contains over 100 illustrations!


Queen of the Martian Catacombs (Available 4/30/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains Queen of the Martian Catacombs, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Nathan Housley.

The Enchantress of Venus (Available 5/31/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains The Enchantress of Venus, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Jeffro Johnson.

Black Amazon of Mars (Available 6/28/2019)
This 6″ x 9″ volume contains Black Amazon of Mars, fully illustrated, with an introduction by Liana Kerzner.

The Illustrated Stark: 70th Anniversary Edition Softcover Omnibus (Available 7/31/2019)
This collects all three fully illustrated stories in a single 6″ x 9″ volume. Note that it does NOT include the bonus content from the Hardcover Omnibus.








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

Forgotten Stories: "Something to Remember" by Frederick Nebel (1940)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: SUPER-DETECTIVE Stories (1934)
- New!
Westerns You MAY Have Missed (1925) - New!
Basil Wolverton's SPACEHAWK Returns! (1940)
Pulp Gallery: ADVENTURE Out in the Cold
FRAZETTA Goes Coo-Coo Again (1948-49)
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1933)
 
The Digest Enthusiast #9
 Now available!

Interviews
• Filmmaker and author Susan Emshwiller reveals the inside story on her films, the work of her parents, Ed Emshwiller and Carol Emshwiller, along with nearly two dozen rare photographs of her famous family.
• Senior Art Director Victoria Green takes us behind the scenes of the art department at AHMM, Analog, Asimov’s, and EQMM, complemented by artist’s confidentials from Tim Foley and Maurizio Manzieri.

Articles
• Vince Nowell, Sr. charts Ray Palmer’s digest dynasty from 1948 to 1958, followed by the bibliography of S.J. Byrne, one of Palmer’s go-to SF storytellers.
• Tom Brinkmann uncovers Benedict Canyon, where Elke Sommer and Joe Hyams joined “A Neighborhood of Ghosts” from 1964 to 1969.
• Steve Carper wraps “One-and-Dones” with a final, fascinating batch of obscure and/or rare collector’s treasures.
• Peter Enfantino delivers a story-by-story synopsis of Manhunt from January thru June 1954.
Plus a report on the rare western digest paperback, Sunset Showdown by Steve Frazee.

Fiction
• Crime, espionage, and fantasy fiction by Michael Bracken, Josh Pachter, and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art from Marc Myers, Michael Neno, and Joe.

Also includes
• News from all your favorite genre digest magazines, straight from their editors’ lips, including every newsstand stalwart, and the new generation of POD/digital stars.
• In-depth reviews of EconoClash Review, Nostalgia Digest, Occult Detective Quarterly, and Hot Lead.
• Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko and Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.
• Cover by Ed Emshwiller



Print $8.99 (b&w interior)
eBook $2.99 (color)


Includes over 100 digest magazine cover images
159 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99

Checkout the PREVIEW at the link below!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Science Fiction Adventures May 1953 - New!
Science Fiction Adventures March 1953
Mystery Weekly Magazine April 2019
Amazing Stories No. 3 Spring 2019
Science Fiction Adventures Feb. 1953
Analog Mar/Apr 2019

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Collecting Merritt: The Metal Monster
- New!
Hannes Bok: The Perfect (Weird Tales) Cover - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 4/7/2019 - New!
Metallic Mirrors Part Two: Ken Kelly - New!
Mundy Monday: The Ivory Trail
The DMRtian Chronicles, 3/31/2019
Steve Tompkins Tributes Across the Blogosphere
The DMRtian Chronicles, 3/24/2019
Steve Tompkins - May His Light Never Dim

Now available!
The Scarlet Citadel

The decay of a king. The fall of a kingdom.

Everything starts on a battlefield. Conan, then king of Aquilonia, faces a coalition of traitors led by the wizard Tsotha-Lanthi who, to overcome the rage of the Cimmerian, uses his spells before neutralizing it in the most cowardly way. Captured alive, Conan is taken to the terrible jails of the Scarlet Citadel to suffer a worse fate than death and obtain his abdication, while the wizard's armies march to his capital. Will the horror of the prison and the dreadful magic of the wizard overcome the inflexible resolution of Conan? Will he manage to escape to reach his people in time?

Luc Brunschwig and Étienne Le Roux take up the challenge of adapting one of Conan's darkest news, in which the Cimmerian probably makes the biggest fall in his history: from glorious king, he becomes a pathetic prisoner. A black story, panting, full of diplomatic issues and tensions, where the myth becomes human again.


Language: French
Scriptwriter: Luc Brunschwig
Designer: Etienne Le Roux

Full Color
Size: 240 x 320 mm
72 pages
Shaping: Hardcover
Price: 14.95 €



Now available!
The Scarlet Citadel

The decay of a king. The fall of a kingdom.

Everything starts on a battlefield. Conan, then king of Aquilonia, faces a coalition of traitors led by the wizard Tsotha-Lanthi who, to overcome the rage of the Cimmerian, uses his spells before neutralizing it in the most cowardly way. Captured alive, Conan is taken to the terrible jails of the Scarlet Citadel to suffer a worse fate than death and obtain his abdication, while the wizard's armies march to his capital. Will the horror of the prison and the dreadful magic of the wizard overcome the inflexible resolution of Conan? Will he manage to escape to reach his people in time?

Luc Brunschwig and Étienne Le Roux take up the challenge of adapting one of Conan's darkest news, in which the Cimmerian probably makes the biggest fall in his history: from glorious king, he becomes a pathetic prisoner. A black story, panting, full of diplomatic issues and tensions, where the myth becomes human again.


Language: French
Scriptwriter: Luc Brunschwig
Designer: Etienne Le Roux

Black & White
Size: 280 x 370 mm
64 pages
Shaping: Hardcover
Price: 14.95 €





The Golden Age of Science Fiction: A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books - Now available!

John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the ‘golden age of science fiction’. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first time as ‘unsuitable for children’ and the inescapable barrier of the ‘X’ certificate in the cinema barring anyone under the age of sixteen, the author had only the radio to fall back on – and that turned out to be more fertile for the budding SF fan than might otherwise have been thought. Which is probably why, as he grew older, rediscovering those old TV broadcasts and films that had been out of bounds when he was a kid took on a lure that soon became an obsession.For him, the super-accuracy and amazing technical quality of today’s science fiction films pale into insignificance beside the radio, early TV and B-picture films about people who built rockets in their back gardens and flew them to lost planets, or tales of aliens who wanted to take over, if not our entire world, then at least our bodies. This book is a personal account of John Wade’s fascination with the genre across all the entertainment media in which it appeared – the sort of stuff he revelled in as a young boy – and still enjoys today.

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9.2 inches
$42.95




A Good Man Returns - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


When the mysterious criminal cartel TAROT begins assassinating CIA operatives around the globe, retired agent Conrad Slade is called upon to root out the cause by the equally mysterious Kubert Group. From Rio de Janeiro to Bogota to Rome, Slade follows the clues that will lead him to the ultimate answer.A Good Man Returns is written in the style and tone of ‘70s and ‘80s men’s adventure fiction and secret agent television programs.

Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Independently published
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
$15.00



Hippocampus Press

For more than a decade, Bobby Derie has written insightful and penetrating essays on some of the leading authors of pulp fiction in the 1920s and 1930s, especially Robert E. Howard and his friends, colleagues, and fellow-writers. In this collection of twenty-six essays, Derie covers an extraordinarily wide range of subjects; but in every instance he draws upon primary documents to illuminate some of the obscurer corners in the realm of the pulp magazines, especially the legendary Weird Tales.

Here we find studies of the expansive and at times contentious correspondence of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard; Howard’s association with such colleagues in the pulp world as Clark Ashton Smith, Henry S. Whitehead, and Frank Belknap Long; Howard’s sporadic involvement with such fans as R. H. Barlow, Stuart M. Boland, and Francis T. Laney; a discussion of Howard’s writing for amateur papers; and numerous other topics.

Derie’s perspicacity and keenness of analysis are apparent on every page of his work. His thorough familiarity, not only with Robert E. Howard’s fiction but also with his bountiful letters, serves as the foundation of his critical work, and he exhibits a wide knowledge of the work of Lovecraft, Smith, and others who form the inexhaustibly fascinating cadre of writers associated with Weird Tales.

Bobby Derie is the author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos (2014) and the compiler of The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard: Index and Addenda (2015). He has written numerous articles on pulp fiction that have appeared in print and in online venues.


Paperback, 352 pages
Cover design by Dan Sauer, incorporating Bobby Derie's photomontage of Robert E. Howard.

$20.00



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Hardback Copy
 
Robert E. Howard’s Birthday
Novel Excerpt
State of the Tower
The Skull Will Return
Brood of the Witch Queen
Behind-the-Scenes


The Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Second printing now available!


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 copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.





The Illustrated Press
RAFAEL DESOTO

Now available for pre-order!

Shipping in August 2019!

Standard Edition
This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This spectacular book contains scores of reproductions taken directly from DeSoto's original paintings, as well as working drawings, reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp and paperback covers, as well as historic family photos. Don't miss this one! Limited to just 900 copies.

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket. $44.95 (U.S.)

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition is presented in a red slipcase, with a tipped in color insert signed and numbered by the author, David Saunders. This is the ultimate book on the work of pulp, paperback, and men's adventure magazine artist Rafael DeSoto. This spectacular book contains scores of reproductions taken directly from DeSoto's original paintings, as well as working drawings, reference photos, rare proof sheets of pulp and paperback covers, as well as historic family photos. Don't miss this one! The Deluxe Edition is limited to just 100 copies.

224 pages, 9x12 inches, hardcover with dust jacket. $64.95 (U.S.)


To see a preview of the book, follow this link: https://issuu.com/illomag/docs/rafaeldesoto






JAMES BOND 007 #6 - Arriving in comic shops April 17!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art:
Stephen Mooney
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Declan Shalvey
Cover C: Raffaele Ienco
Cover D: Stephen Mooney

The modern Bond epic continues by superstars GREG PAK (Planet Hulk, Firefly) and STEPHEN MOONEY (Grayson, The Dead Hand). Secrets are revealed, allegiances confirmed. Bond and Oddjob learn the awful truth of the terrorist organization ORU, and how they're helpless to prevent the destruction of global infrastructure as we know it…


Full Color, 36 pages, $3.99