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21 June 2019  

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.

May 2019
Spicy Western Stories – 11/36  - New!
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 12/34  - New!

April 2019
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

March 2019  
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
Now available!

High Adventure #166
The Big Foot Murder Mystery by Edgar Wallace

Complete Detective Novel Magazine

Murder in a lonely cabin—a giant’s footprints in sand—a singing tramp, who terrorizes a whole countryside—
a strangler-killer who murders wholesale—these elements make a story you should not read at night.

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95






Adventure House
Now available!

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 #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








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!


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 #13: Builders of the Dark Empire
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

By what strange twist of Fate did the fearful menace which was to shadow every man and woman in New York City first rear its venomous head in the distant Caribbean? When terror suddenly boarded a little tramp steamer and left crimson havoc littering its narrow decks a spluttering wireless flashed the doom of every living thing aboard. Within a week, the same ghastly fate struck a gigantic new ocean liner, its luxurious cabins occupied by the elite and powerful of a dozen different nations! Death—swift and terrible—rode the ocean lanes. And the Spider—taken for once off guard—was supposedly dying in a hospital room on the very day when that terror from the seas first showed itself in all its terror above the city skyline. How can the Spider, fighting death himself, help the nation he loves in her hour of greatest need?

$13.95 softcover
On sale until July 5: $12.95


Operator 5 #7: Invasion of the Dark Legions
By Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele


A powerful army of invasion—armed with the most ghastly modern weapons: bacteria, plagues, hideous diseases—lay carefully hidden within the borders of the United States, ready to strike at the heart of the nation, to kill, pillage, demolish… A foreign demagogue, mad-drunk with power, greed, and lust, planned the slaughter of a million helpless men and women, to sate his twisted, race-proud ambition. Belligerent nations watched and waited, sighting America helpless before them. One man—Operator 5—read the crimson writing on the wall—and he alone was left to battle the frightful odds!

$13.95 softcover
On sale until July 5: $12.95


Altus Press



   

American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops June 26!

PRINCESS OF VENUS #1
(Writer) Pat Shand (Art) Alfret Le (Covers) Alfret Le, Mike Wolfer

At last, Duare, the Princess of Venus gets her own comic book origin story! The mysterious princess has prover herself a capable fighter alongside Carson Napier in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe, but how she obtained her fighting prowess has been a mystery… Until now! Before a strange Earthman named Carson crashed upon Amtor, a swashbuckling princess was forged, evolving from coddled royalty into a fiery fighter.

Princess of Venus is available with three covers
Main Cover by interior artist Alfret Le, Venus Rising Cover by Mike Wolfer, and Limited Edition 1/350 Pulp cover also by Le!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale June 12.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale June 12 (Limited edition).




 

American Mythology Productions 
Coming in September!



PELLUCIDAR WINGS OF DEATH #2
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Bruno Bull (Covers) Roy Allen Martinez &  Vincenzo Carratu

All-out war is about to be declared at the center of the Earth, and Dian the Beautiful and Tanar are thrust right into the middle of it! Captured by the gorilla-like Sagoths, Dian is imprisoned and awaits her death sentence from the Mahars, the pterosaurian rulers of Pellucidar. Meanwhile, Tanar and a surprise guest-star mount a quest into the Mahars' underground city in search of both Dian and a hunting party of Horibs, the lizard-men who seek to overthrow the Mahars' rule. And lurking in the shadows is a resident of far-off Caspak (The Land That Time Forgot), but is he in Pellucidar to save Dian as he claims, or is there an ulterior motive behind the actions of the nightmarish, winged Wieroo? The second issue in a blockbuster, three-issue mini-series that brings together three of the greatest worlds of sci-fi adventure in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe!

Pellucidar Wings of Death #2 comes with three covers - Main by Roy Allan Martinez, Variant by Vincenzo Carratu, and a 350-copy limited-edition Virgin Art cover also by Martinez.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 25.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale September 25 (Limited edition).

PELLUCIDAR WINGS OF DEATH #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191507 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191508 (Carratu cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191509 (Limited Edition).









 


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

THE SHADOW #142: “Five Ivory Boxes,” “A Quarter of Eight” & “Ten Glass Eyes"
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in three classic pulp thrillers by Maxwell Grant. First, The Shadow investigates the mystery of “Five Ivory Boxes” as a murderer returns to exact vengeance on a man already dead! Then, four pieces of an ancient pirate coin lead to incredible riches—and deadly danger! Finally, Lamont Cranston seeks the solution to a seemingly perfect murder in “Ten Glass Eyes.” BONUS: Nick Carter solves the mystery of "The 4th Card" in an illustrated adventure by Bruce Elliott and Bob Powell. This instant collector’s item showcases the original color covers by George Rozen, Modest Stein and Walter Swenson and the interior pulp illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-260-5 Softcover, 7x10, 144 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

THE SHADOW Volume 146 is not solicited this month.
It will likely be solicited in August.


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:
Award Winning author Gordon Dymowski discusses his work
Dorian Gray: Darker Shades from Wild Hunt Press
"A Good Man Returns" a Jeff Deischer espionage novel
Airship 27 Update with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
Audible versions of Bobby Nash's "Abraham Snow" Series with Voice actor Stuart Gauffi

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
The final two releases are now available!
Gordon Young, SAVAGES & B. M. Bower, THE SPOOK HILLS MYSTERY
Complete sets of all 10 volumes are also now available!
Order at the Books section or click on the images below to order!


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.



Now available!
Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” Complete Set









 


 


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

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: EDitorial Comments - Now online!

Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection

Collectibles Section Update: May 3
My Incredibly Busy April, #1: The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Banquet
Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction
Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Bold Venture Press

Bond? James Bond? He couldn’t be James Bond, and probably wasn’t. Unfortunately for Police Sgt. McConnell, the mystery man believes he is the legendary secret agent, and he can’t be dismissed with a shaken-not-stirred vodka martini and a pat on the head. He has information regarding a murder, and he won’t reveal anything unless she plays along. But things get serious when “Bond” starts taking chances with their lives — and the culprits are playing for keeps.

Author: William P. Lazarus
Series: Adventures in Bonding
Format: Softcover
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 6" x 9"

$14.95

Bold Venture Press

Lisa Chandler gave no thought to a pick-up truck’s hide-and-seek game until the driver produced a shotgun. The harassment continues, and she realizes she’s involved in something more complicated than a mere road rage incident — especially when the slick gentleman, referring to himself as “Bond,” appears at her home with information and his own arsenal.


Author: William P. Lazarus
Series: Adventures in Bonding
Format: Softcover
Pages: 188
Dimensions: 6" x 9"

$14.95




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Pulp Modern Summer 2019 - New!
Pulp Appeal: Moon Knight: From the Dead
Issue 9 is here!
Pulp Consumption: The Outsider by Stephen King
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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$35.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$40.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

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 The Bronze Gazette  
 

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: REH Foundation Awards, Arthur Machen, Tunnels & Trolls, Terry Pratchett
- New!
Sensor Sweep: D&D Cartoon, Tim Kirk, Lin Carter, Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers
Sensor Sweep: Spears of Clontarf, Mech, Max Brand, Melee, Dresden Files
Retro Fandom Friday – Enchantress of Venus Edition
Sensor Sweep: A. Conan Doyle, Barry Smith, Gardner Fox, Manly Wade Wellman, Sundered: Eldritch Edition
Sensor Sweep: Roger Zelazny, Tros of Samothrace, Fred Saberhagen, Eyrie of the Dread Eye, Charles Beaumont
Short Reviews – Let The Ants Try, by James MacCreigh  


Clive Cussler: THE ORACLE (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell

In 533 A.D., the last Vandal ruler in North Africa consults an oracle on how to defeat the invading Byzantine army. The oracle tells the king that a high priestess cast a curse upon the Vandal Kingdom after a sacred scroll was stolen. In order to lift the curse, the scroll must be returned to its rightful home. But the kingdom falls before the scroll is found, leaving its location a great mystery. . . until a current day archeological dig, funded by Sam and Remi Fargo, uncovers some vital clues.

The search for the ancient scroll is put on hold when the Fargos learn that a shipment of supplies intended for their charitable foundation's school has been stolen, and they travel to Nigeria to deliver new supplies themselves. But their mission becomes infinitely more complicated when they run afoul of a band of robbers. The group takes Remi and several students hostage, and there are signs that the kidnapping is related to the missing scroll. The Fargos need all their skills to save the lives of the young girls at the school before they uncover the hidden treasure. . . and lift the deadly curse.


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7 - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
Jason Aaron (Writer) • Mahmud Asrar (Art)
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Nick Bradshaw
Hidden Gem Variant Cover By John Buscema
Marvels 25th Anniversary Variant Cover by Carlos Pacheco

THE MANY LOVES OF CONAN!

• There have been many loves of Conan’s life beyond ale and battle.
• But nothing is sacred as the CRIMSON WITCH twists what is truly best in life!
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “BLACK STARLIGHT”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 


Conan the Barbarian
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9 - Coming in September!
Jason Aaron  (Writer)
Mahmud Asrar
  (Art)
Esad Ribic (Cover)
Ron Garney
  (Variant Cover)

THE BEASTS OF CONAN’S PAST REAR THEIR FEARSOME HEADS!
• Gigantic spiders, man-apes, human-faced serpents, godlike aliens…CONAN has faced them all and lived to tell the tale!
• But as these creatures from the past return, do they presage a doom yet to come – one Conan is powerless to stop?
• Don’t miss this surprising turn on the march to the climax of the epic “LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN”!
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new novella “BLACK STARLIGHT”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 4.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #9 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191058.




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #9 - Coming in September!
Jim Zub (Writer)
Patrick Zircher (Art)

Marco Checchetto (Cover)

Yasmine Putri (Variant Cover)

A DEBT OF BLOOD REPAID!
• The chips are down, and CONAN will have to play his best hand…
• …the one holding good Brythunian steel!
• The DEMON’S DEN takes its debts seriously, and it will take everything Conan’s got if he is to emerge from the DEBTOR’S LOUNGE alive!
• PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 18.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #9 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191062.



 
AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #2 (of 5) - Coming in September!
Meredith Finch (Writer)
Aneke (Art)
Jay Anacleto (Cover)
Ema Lupacchino  (Variant Cover)

• VALERIA’S quest for revenge brings her one step closer to her brother’s killer…
• But a mysterious stranger with deadly intent has picked up her trail!
• And what secrets do the Knights of MITRA hold, and how do they link to Valeria’s past?
• Plus: The next chapter of an all-new novella featuring one of CONAN’s greatest nemeses—the wizard THOTH-AMON!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 11.

AGE OF CONAN: VALERIA #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191060.





 
SAVAGE AVENGERS #5 - Coming in September!
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Mike Deodato Jr. (Art)
Cover by David Finch

• The Marrow God has eaten the sentient population of entire planets, but he never had to dance with the Savage Avengers. Kulan Gath is on the verge of defeat...or is that what he wanted the entire time?
• A Pyrrhic victory lights a fuse that will only burn more of the Marvel Universe.
• Plus, the Punisher is curious about Crom...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 4.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL190949.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3  - Coming in January 2020!
Written by Roy Thomas with John Jakes and Len Wein
Penciled by John Buscema with Mike Ploog, Howard Chaykin, Val Mayerik & Vicente Alcazar
Covers by Frank Cho & Gil Kane

Reprints: Conan the Barbarian #52-83, Annual #2-3, Power Records: Conan the Barbarian – The Crawler in the Mists, material from F.O.O.M. #14

Hardcover, 824 pages, Full Color, $125.00, On sale January 15, 2020.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191093 (Frank Cho cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191094 (Direct Market - Gil Kane cover).


CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: RETURN TO CIMMERIA TPB - Coming in October!
Volume #3 in the Conan Chronicles Epic Collections
Written by Tim Truman & Kurt Busiek
Penciled by Paul Lee, Cary Nord, Tomas Giorello, Greg Ruth & Richard Corben
Cover by Frank Cho


“Rogues in the House” and other tales of Conan! The Barbarian finds himself in the middle of a power struggle in an inspired adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard’s most acclaimed short stories! Then, a lingering curse follows Conan on his journey back to his homeland — and great darkness lies ahead in a doomed city! As evil from his past moves ever closer, unfathomable terrors loom into view on the return to Cimmeria! The barbaric land of Conan’s birth is a welcome change from the treacherous cities of the East — but when a tentative truce with the Aesir is threatened by the first woman Conan ever loved, he again finds himself at the heart of conflict that will test his formidable strength, cunning mind and passionate heart!

Collecting CONAN (2004) #40-50 and CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #0-7.


Softcover, 504 pages, Full Color, $39.99, On sale October 2.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191116.


Conan and the Living Plague - Coming September 3!
by John C. Hocking


The long awaited follow up to 'Conan And The Emerald Lotus', Hocking once again proves to be amongst the best of the Conan pastiche writers.

Sent to recover treasure from a plague-wracked city, not only must Conan avoid its deranged survivors, but battle a deadly disease given humanoid shape.
To save himself - and perhaps the world - he allies with a scheming sorcerer to traverse a demon-haunted abyss in a desperate bid to destroy the Living Plague.

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Titan Books


Final cover NOT shown

Amazon.com    


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


Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1933)
- New!
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE's Comic Book Debut (1946)  - New!
Crime Busting BIG LITTLE BOOKS
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 82, 83, 84 & 85 (1930)
THE SHADOW Dailies: "The Riddle of the Sealed Box" Part 8 (The End)
Forgotten Books: ZORRO AND THE DRAGON RIDERS by David Bergantino (1999)

Pulp Gallery: .44 WESTERN Magazine
THE SHADOW Dailies: "The Riddle of the Sealed Box" Week 7
GREEN HORNET U-Solve-It Crime Cases (1948)  

The Digest Enthusiast #10
 Now available!


The tenth edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and digital on amazon.com featuring an interview with James Reasoner covering his stories for Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine; PIs Cody, Delaney, and Markham; his Redemption series, the Wind River series with L.J. Washburn; and much more.


Interviews
Author, editor, and publisher James Reasoner delves into his stories for Mike Shayne; PIs Cody, Delaney, and Markham; his Redemption series, the Wind River series with L.J. Washburn; and much more.

Articles
Ward Smith remembers Armed Services Editions—digests that are not digests
Peter Enfantino tackles Startling Mystery Stories No. 1–18, and a keen assessment of Manhunt 1954 July–Oct
Vince Nowell, Sr. dissects Sol Cohen’s tactics to save Amazing Stories
Richard Krauss examines Charlie Chan’s media empire, with special emphasis on Renown Publications’ digest magazine
Steve Carper reports on the one, the only, Bronze Books and trailblazers Luke Roberts and Jesse Lee Carter
Tom Brinkmann exposes The Creature from the Black Lagoon with The Seven Year Itch.Fiction

Fiction
Robert Snashall and Joe Wehrle, Jr., with art by Carolyn Cosgriff

Also includes
News updates from the newsstand giants and the digital darlings of today’s genre fiction digests, straight from their editors and publishers
In-depth reviews of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine May/June 2019 and Broadswords & Blasters No. 9
Plus over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, art by Brian Buniak, a poem by Clark Dissmeyer, first issue factoids, and more.

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

Print version, $8.99
Kindle version, $2.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Rocket Stories April 1953 - New!
Fantasy Fiction August 1953
Fantasy Fiction June 1953
Science Fiction Adventures May 1954
Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 4 Summer 2019
WORLDS OF STRANGENESS NO. 3


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/16/2019
- New!
Mundy Monday: The Caesar Controversy
Lin Carter and the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series
Beyond the Gate Between Worlds
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/9/2019
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/2/2019

Now available!
Iron Shadows in the Moon

On an island, the danger does not always come from outside ...

A young woman in danger is pursued by her vile master. Conan, whose family has just been decimated by this same master, puts an end to the run of the beautiful woman and saves her with a blow of sword. Linked by fate, the couple decides to take the road together. Their journey takes them to an island where they discover strange ruins inhabited by dark magic. Their hideaway immediately turns into a dark and dangerous place where the shadows run. Who knows the extent of the dangers that lie there ...?

Now considered a minor work of Robert E. Howard, Iron Shadows in the Moon reveals the genius of its author to describe such singular and mysterious worlds. By her delicate and powerful feature, Virginie Augustin sublimates this oppressive and mystical atmosphere and offers a new graphic inspiration.


Language: French
Scriptwriter: Virginie Augustin
Designer: Virginie Augustin
Hardcover

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


Black & White
Size: 275 x 365 mm
64 pages
Price: 29.50 €






Glénat
Conan le Cimmérien -
Le Peuple du Cercle Noir
The People of the Black Circle
Coming in November!





 

Haffner Press
The Complete Ed & Am Hunter Mysteries
Fredric Brown

Now available for pre-order!
Target Date: September 2020!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
2 volumes, 1000+ pages
$95.00
PREORDER


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


TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Fabulous Clipjoint (1947)
The Dead Ringer (1948)
The Bloody Moonlight (1949)
Compliments of a Fiend (1950)
Death Has Many Doors (1951)
The Late Lamented (February 1959)
"Before She Kills" (1961, Ed McBain's Mystery Book)
Mrs. Murphy's Underpants (1963)
"The Missing Actor" (November 1963, The Saint Mystery Magazine)




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMPLETE SUNDAYS HC VOLUME 6 1957 -1961 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues!
The long anticipated sixth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Wilson McCoy continues!
Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the sixth book in the series.
As with Hermes Press’ complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection.


Hardcover, 13x9, 208 pages, Full Color, $65.00

THE PHANTOM COMPLETE SUNDAYS HC VOLUME 6 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191994.



HP LOVECRAFT AGAINST THE WORLD AGAINST LIFE HC - Coming in September!
(Writer) Michel Houellebecq

Best-selling French novelist Michel Houellebecq pays tribute to the master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft. Part biographical sketch, part pronouncement on existence and literature, the best-selling French novelist Michel Houellebecq's H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life, was published in France in 1991 and is the first non-fiction text ever published by the author.

Here, France's most famous contemporary author praises his prewar American alter ego's style, which couldn't be less like his own. With a foreword by Lovecraft admirer Stephen King, this eloquently translated edition is an insightful introduction to both Lovecraft's dark mythology and Houellebecq's deadpan prose.


Biography, Hardcover, 8x11, 150 pages, Full Color, $19.95, On sale September 4.

HP LOVECRAFT AGAINST THE WORLD AGAINST LIFE  is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191788.



HP LOVECRAFT'S AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS TP VOL 01 - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Gou Tanabe

January 25, 1931: an expedition team arrives at a campsite in Antarctica . . . to find its crew of men and sled dogs strewn and dead. But a still more horrific sight is the star-shaped mound of snow nearby . . . for under its five points is a grave-and what lies beneath is not human! At the Mountains of Madness is a journey into the core of Lovecraft's mythos-the deep caverns and even deeper time of the inhospitable continent where the secret history of our planet is preserved-amidst the ruins of its first civilization, built by the alien Elder Things with the help of their bioengineered monstrosities, the shoggoths.

Since it was first published in Astounding Stories during the classic pulp era, At the Mountains of Madness has influenced both horror and science fiction worldwide!

Softcover, 5x7, 316 pages, B&W, $19.99





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






ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #26 - Now available from the publisher and coming soon in the U.S.!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work. This issue features John Millar Watt, Petar Mseldzija, Philip Mendoza, and Arthur Barbosa.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #27 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

Featuring
Frederic Remington: The master of Western artists who wanted to be considered a painter not an illustrator;
Charles Schreyvogel: The western artist considered a painter and not an illustrator;
The Lone Ranger: The most popular western hero of all time came from radio and not the Wild West; plus our regular features including The Bookshelf.
Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.


Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale September 4.

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #27 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191697.


JAMES BOND LIVE & LET DIE HC - Coming in September!
(Writer) Van Jensen, Ian Fleming (Art) Kewber Baal (Cover) Fay Dalton

In this second adaptation of the Fleming novels…
Bond is sent to New York City to investigate "Mr. Big", an agent of SMERSH and a criminal voodoo leader. With no time for superstition-and with the help of his colleague in the CIA, Felix Leiter, Bond tracks "Mr. Big" through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, knowing that this criminal heavy hitter is a real threat. No-one, not even the mysterious Solitaire, can be sure how their battle of wills is going to end…


Hardcover, 168 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale September 11.

JAMES BOND: LIVE AND LET DIE is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191174.



JAMES BOND 007 #11 - Coming in September!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: 
Robert Carey
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Khoi Pham
Cover C: C. Melkinov
Cover D: Robert Carey

"Goldfinger" continues. Infiltration. A mad love. Someone goes unhinged. From GREG PAK (Agents Of Atlas, Star Wars) and ROBERT CAREY (Aliens: Resistance).


Full Color, 36 pages, $3.99, On sale September 18.

JAMES BOND 007 #11 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191214 (Johnson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191215 (Pham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191216 (Melkinov cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191217 (Carey cover).

 
 
 
   



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THRILLING DETECTIVE, September 1945

Contents
MURDER'S MANDATE by W. T. Ballard
DEATH OF A DEAD MAN by Wayland Rice
LOOK HOMEWARD, KILLER by Ken Lewis
ORDEAL BY OSWALD by Hal K. Wells
ONE SHOT TRICK by Benton Braden
DEAD MAN'S NERVE by Jack Bradley

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 84 pages
$12.95

STARTLING STORIES, Spring 1946

Contents
OTHER EYES WATCHING by Polton Cross
DIMENSION OF CHANCE by Clark Ashton Smith
THE DEAD PLANET by Edmond Hamilton
THE UNBROKEN CHAIN by John Russell Fearn


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 116 pages
$12.95



FAMOUS WESTERN, March 1938

Contents
HELL'S HOT CORNER by G. W. Barrington
SADDLE WAR ON BOWLEGS CREEK by J. E. Grinstead
TROUBLE FER A HOSS WRANGLER by Henry Herbert Knibbs
DEPUTY SHERIFFIN' by Edwin Hunt Hoover
A LAWMAN RIDES ALONE by Hamilton Craigie
POWDER PAYMENT FOR PAYROLL SNATCHERS by Harrison G. Streeter


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 116 pages
$12.95


SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY, Fall 1942

Contents
BRIGANDS OF THE MOON by Ray Cummings
GENTLEMEN--THE QUEEN! by Bob Tucker
THE HIDDEN CONFLICT by Martin Pearson
THE HALF MAN by Basil Wells
GLORY ROAD by Hugh Raymond
HIGHWAY by Wilfred Owen Morley


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 146 pages
$12.95








JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: DROWNING CITY - Arriving in comic shops June 26!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting (Cover) David Palumbo

A chilling new adventure unfolds as Joe Golem investigates the kidnapping of a conjuror and the strange men who took him. Aided by the victim's ward, a spunky teenage girl, the detective soon finds that otherworldly forces are at work. The only way to stop the madman behind the kidnapping and occult activities is to locate a strange object known as Lector's Pentajulum. But how can they locate it, who else is trying to track it down, and how can it save both them and the city?

Collects issues #1-#5 of the series, plus bonus material.


Full Color, 144 pages, $24.99



JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE CONJURORS #5 (of 5) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting, Michelle Madsen (Cover) David Palumbo

Felix Orlov, all traces of his humanity gone, reaches toward the heavens as the Outer Dark descends!
Dr. Cocteau is convinced he can use Lector's Pentajulum to make contact with the "gods" who answer Felix's cries-and is willing to put the entire Drowning City in jeopardy to do it.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 18.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE CONJURORS #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL190403.







Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Green Hornet Newspaper Strip
The Twilight Zone's 60TH Birthday Party
The Lone Ranger: The Early Years Preserved
Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone on CBS All Access
Shazam! is a pleasant surprise
Tom Quest and the Mystery of the Timber Giant
Two Book Reviews




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:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  
- New!

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones - New!

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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



Moonstone Books
Announcing...Hunt the Avenger!
Now available for pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in late July!

ONLY AVAILABLE ON MOONSTONEBOOKS.com

In the annals of Justice, Inc's battles against spies, crooks, and killer, only one malefactor has escaped the Avenger's clutches not once, but twice- Baron Ulrich Blau-Montag, the half-man, half-machine known as the Iron Skull!

But when Benson and his cohorts partner with the mysterious and saucy Domino Lady to hunt down the demented half-robot, and go on to clash with other supervillains, such as the Nazi spy Werner Konrad and a diabolical weapons dealer known as the Countess, a frightening pattern emerges...are they the creatures of a hidden puppetmaster? And is Benson the hunter? Or the prey?

Hardcover: SIGNED by author!! 130pgs
contains some previously released material, as well as brand new tales!

$24.00

Softcover: 130pg
contains some previously released material as well as brand new tales!

$9.99






 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Mystery Review: DAY KEENE – Joy House

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: T. T. FLYNN “Barred Doors.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: FRANK GRUBER “The Sad Serbian.”
Comic Books I’m Reading: STAR TREK – THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER #1
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: WYNDHAM MARTYN “The Shadow’s Shadow.”


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Henchmen

Cliff Lords
MAIO-SHAN
Black Dove

North-West Adventures - Now online!

ADVENTURE FICTION, ARTISTS: Western Story Covers  
ADVENTURE FICTION, AUTHORS: Jules Verne at the Poles

Adventure Fiction, Artists: Western Story Covers
Adventure Fiction, Authors: Jules Verne at the Poles





















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







PulpFest Blog Posts

Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen
- New!
A Century of Zorro - New!
The Key of Imagination: Pulp Television - New!
Robert H. Davis — The Grandfather of Science Fiction - New!
Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Story
Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks
The Game’s Afoot!
Two Sought Adventure by Mike Chomko
The Secret Life of Women Pulp Artists by Mike Chomko
Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences by William Patrick Maynard

ARGOSY, ADVENTURE & BLUE BOOK — The Men’s Adventure Pulps by Mike Chomko

THE TWILIGHT ZONE’S Magic Man — Charles Beaumont by Mike Chomko

Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction by William Patrick Maynard



The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fifteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2019 Munsey Award. The honor is named after Frank A. Munsey — the man who published the first pulp magazine. This annual award recognizes an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Congratulations to all of the nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.

The nominees listed below — who received multiple nominations — will be forwarded to a committee made up of all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners who will select the recipient of this year’s Munsey.


Author, bibliographer, critic, editor, and historian MIKE ASHLEY has a special expertise in the history of magazine science fiction, fantasy, and weird fiction. In 2002, he received a Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the study of science fiction. He is the author or co-author of numerous works related to the pulps, science fiction, and fantasy. These include THE AGE OF THE STORYTELLERS: BRITISH POPULAR FICTION MAGAZINES, 1880-1950, ALGERNON BLACKWOOD: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY, “BLUE BOOK — The Slick in Pulp Clothing,” THE GERNSBACK DAYS: A STUDY IN THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN SCIENCE FICTION FROM 1911 TO 1936, MONTHLY TERRORS: AN INDEX TO THE WEIRD FANTASY MAGAZINES PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN, SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND WEIRD FICTION MAGAZINES,  THE SUPERNATURAL INDEX: A LISTING OF FANTASY, SUPERNATURAL, OCCULT, WEIRD AND HORROR ANTHOLOGIES, and others. In 2000, Ashley began to publish his multi-part THE HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE-FICTION MAGAZINES, beginning with THE TIME MACHINES: THE STORY OF THE SCIENCE-FICTION PULP MAGAZINES FROM THE BEGINNING TO 1950. Mr. Ashley has also edited many anthologies and single-author collections, often drawing work from the pulps. He is currently working to compile an index to the most important British popular fiction magazines between 1880 and 1950.

The Collections Librarian at the University of Connecticut, RICHARD BLEILER is a bibliographer and researcher in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, and adventure fiction. In 2002, he was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction for the second edition of SUPERNATURAL FICTION WRITERS: FANTASY AND HORROR. With his father, Everett Bleiler, Richard compiled SCIENCE-FICTION: THE EARLY YEARSand SCIENCE-FICTION: THE GERNSBACK YEARS, both published by Kent State University Press. His other work includes THE INDEX TO ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, THE ANNOTATED INDEX TO THE THRILL BOOK, the second edition of SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS: CRITICAL STUDIES OF THE MAJOR AUTHORS FROM THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY, and REFERENCE AND RESEARCH GUIDE TO MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE FICTION. Richard’s essay, “Forgotten Giant: A Brief History of ADVENTURE MAGAZINE,” originally published in EXTRAPOLATION: A JOURNAL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, is considered the finest overview of the classic pulp magazine. He has also written essays on early science fiction, fantasy, and mystery authors for THE DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY and other reference works, as well as articles on the writings of Frank Belknap Long and Clark Ashton Smith for Gary Hoppenstand’s PULP FICTION OF THE ’20S AND ’30S.


CAMILLE CAZEDESSUS has been publishing a fanzine devoted to pulp fiction for more than fifty years, first as ERB-DOM and later as THE FANTASTIC COLLECTOR. All told, he has edited and published almost 250 issues, as well as several books. In its earliest incarnation, Caz’s magazine focused on the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs, presenting background information and bibliographic details about the author’s work as it appeared in magazines, books, comics, and movies. ERB-DOM won a Hugo Award in 1966. In the late nineties, Caz rechristened his fanzine as PULPDOM, a publication devoted to “studying the authors that wrote for the pulps and reprinting the ‘fantastic adventure’ type stories from pulp magazines.” With the help of various writers and indexers including Gary Lovisi, Al Lybeck, Jerry Page and, most recently, Mike Taylor, PULPDOM has explored nearly every pre-1932 general fiction pulp ever published, including ARGOSY, ALL-STORY, BLUE BOOK, CAVALIER, and THE POPULAR. Caz continues to publish PULPDOM today as an online pulp fanzine.

Probably best known for the SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND WEIRD FICTION MAGAZINE INDEX that he originally compiled with Steve Miller, WILLIAM CONTENTO has assembled other works that have become essential tools of reference. These include his INDEX TO SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS, INDEX TO CRIME AND MYSTERY ANTHOLOGIES (with Martin H. Greenberg), THE SUPERNATURAL INDEX (with Mike Ashley), and others. In the last seventeen years, he and Phil Stephensen-Payne have built up the online FictionMags Index into a research juggernaut. It currently lists the contents of over 75,000 issues of thousands of different magazine titles. Pulps are heavily represented, of course, but pulp writers turn up in other magazines, too, and the FictionMags Index allows them to be discovered. A huge endeavor, the FictionMags Index has been a tremendous boon to pulp-magazine research.

WIN SCOTT ECKERT
is the coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the Wold Newton novel THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE and the author of THE SCARLET JAGUAR, both featuring Patricia Wildman, daughter of the pulp hero Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice. He coedited and contributed stories to three Green Hornet anthologies, and his short fiction tales of Zorro, The Avenger, The Phantom, The Lone Ranger, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hareton Ironcastle, Captain Midnight, The Green Ghost, Phileas Fogg, Sexton Blake, The Domino Lady, Doc Ardan, Sherlock Holmes, and others can be found in various anthologies. A Honey West/T.H.E Cat crossover novel, A GIRL AND HER CAT (coauthored with Matthew Baugh), came out in 2014. He is currently working on: the third Pat Wildman adventure; a new novel of one of the preeminent pulp heroes of the ’40s, The Avenger; and completing Philip José Farmer’s manuscript of THE MONSTER ON HOLD, the fourth novel in the Secrets of the Nine series. Additionally, he is the editor of and a contributor to MYTHS FOR THE MODERN AGE: PHILIP JOSÉ FARMER’S WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE — a 2007 Locus Awards finalist — and the coeditor with Christopher Paul Carey of TALES OF THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE. He was the coeditor of FARMERPHILE from 2007–2009. His massive timeline of crossover stories — CROSSOVERS: A SECRET CHRONOLOGY OF THE WORLD — was published by Black Coat Press in 2010. In 1997, he launched the first Wold Newton website, The Wold Newton Universe. A tireless chronicler of Farmer’s idiosyncratic view of a broad shared universe, Eckert has shown remarkable fidelity to Farmer’s vision and serves as an inspiration to the many who have followed in his wake. Like Farmer, Win is one of the leading “Children of the Pulps.”

RALPH GRASSO may just be the ultimate pulp fan. He has created and is the administrator for at least 25 pulp and pulp-related Facebook groups. Ralph actively participates in these groups to engage members in spirited conversation relative to the group topic. These groups provide a place for fans of the pulps to congregate and chat. They also serve to bring in new members and introduce them to pulp literature, authors, and characters. Just some of the groups that Ralph has created are A. MERRITT FAN GROUP, FANS OF BRONZE, H.P.L. — THE MASTER OF COSMIC HORROR, IN THE ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE, THE MYSTERY MEN OF JOHNSTON MCCULLEY, PULP SWORD AND SORCERY, THE SHADOW STRIKES, SWORD AND PLANET FICTION, TWO-GUN BOB — THE WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD, and WELLMAN’S GUYS!

STEPHEN HAFFNER — The “Big Poobah” of Haffner Press — has been returning the work of a number of well-regarded pulp fiction writers into print for nearly twenty years. Specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and mystery fiction, Stephen has brought back the early work of Leigh Brackett, Fredric Brown, Howard Brown, Edmond Hamilton, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Manly Wade Wellman, and Jack Williamson in a series of beautifully designed hardcovers. He is also working on volumes featuring the fiction of Robert Bloch, Donald Wandrei, and others. Ed Gorman wrote the following about Haffner Press books: “They’re among the best made and most handsomely illustrated of all the collectibles I’ve ever seen. These are masterpieces in every way.” Stephen has also been involved in furthering interest in the pulps among both academia and the general public. He has been associated with the annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University for many years and in 2009 was a co-sponsor with the Kinsman Historical Society of the first Edmond Hamilton Day in the late author’s hometown. Finally, Stephen has been a presenter at a number of pulp conventions.

Although pulp reprints abound in our day and age, such was not only the case. Along with John Gunnison of Adventure House, RICH HARVEY was one of the first small publishers to get the pulp reprint movement off the ground. He started in the pages of his fanzine, PULP ADVENTURES — begun in 1992 — where he published stories from COMPLETE NORTHWEST NOVEL, DIME DETECTIVE, .44 WESTERN MAGAZINE, NEW DETECTIVE MAGAZINE, and other pulps. Two of the highlights were two short stories by Norvell Page, offering the first two adventures of the popular pulp hero The Spider. Rich — along with his onetime partner, Cat Jaster, would go on to reprint two dozen of The Spider’s adventures. As Bold Venture Press, he has published a six-volume series reprinting the complete run of Johnston McCulley’s Zorro tales, reprinted unique tales from one of the longest lived pulp magazines, RAILROAD STORIES, “new pulp” adventures in AWESOME TALES, and pulp old and new in the continuing PULP ADVENTURES. Along with his current partner, Audrey Parente, Rich manages the twice-a-year Pulp AdventureCon in two locations, New Jersey and Florida. These one-day events help to bring the world of pulp to a wider geographic range of fans. Rich is also great at personally communicating with fans one-on-one, whether on email or facebook.


CHRIS KALB is known in pulp circles for his hero pulp websites, like The 86th Floor and The Spider Returns, ventures that have helped to attract people who are new to the pulps. There isn’t anyone out there making better use of all the new technology while still preserving the “oldness” of pulps and popular culture. He has become the person to go to for publishers who want a retro-design for their books or website, including Ed Hulse’s Murania Press. He is also the lead designer for Age of Aces Books, a pulp reprint house that specializes in air war fiction. In 2010, Age of Aces received two National Indie Excellence Awards for Chris’ work on the bestselling THE SPIDER VS. THE EMPIRE STATE. Chris was the designer of PulpFest‘s original website and for many years, put together the convention’s print advertisements.

Like many of us, RICK LAI has dedicated much of his adult life and disposable income to his passion for collecting pulp fiction (in all its permutations). Rick distinguished himself with his erudite and insightful scholarship that has made him respected among Wold Newtonians and purists alike. Rick’s speculative theories on character and continuity may have been inspired by Philip José Farmer, but were never bound by Farmer or anyone else’s parameters. Rick’s brilliant and provocative flights of fantasy informed, inspired, and even infuriated readers, but kept them coming back for the next article or book. Later in life, Rick made the natural progression from scholar to storyteller as he began creating works that supplement and expand upon his literary speculations. Among his many books are CHRONOLOGY OF SHADOWS: A TIMELINE OF THE SHADOW’S EXPLOITS, THE RETURN OF JUDEX, THE REVISED COMPLETE CHRONOLOGY OF BRONZE, RICK LAI’S SECRET HISTORIES: DARING ADVENTURERS, and SHADOWS OF THE OPERA: RETRIBUTION IN BLOOD.

While some nominees are like Doc Savage — out front and known to most — others are like The Shadow — hidden from view for most the time, yet still there and appearing when needed. A pulp collector since a teenager, SHEILA VANDERBEEK began attending pulp conventions in 1975. She has attended 62 of the 63 major pulp conventions since her first. She helped with all the radio recreations that were performed at Pulpcon. A member of the Battered Silicon Press pulp advisory committee, Sheila has helped on many books for the publisher. In addition to recommending authors and series, she has supplied all or most of the stories included in Battered Silicon’s Great Merlini, John Solomon, Needle Mike, Park Ave Hunt Club, Satan Hall,  and Suicide Squad collections, as well as others. She has also provided copies of stories to Altus Press and other pulp-related publishers. Owning one of the largest and widest ranging pulp collections in existence, Sheila also provided content information to Leonard Robbins for his groundbreaking pulp magazine indices. She has also helped on countless other research projects in the pulp field. Sheila has been a member of the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society since 1997.

GEORGE VANDERBURGH has published over 600 books through his Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, many of them directly related to the pulps. He was largely responsible for finally getting all of Fred Davis’ classic Moon Man stories back into print. And what about his Peter the Brazen series, his five volumes featuring the work of Seabury Quinn, THE COMPLEAT ADVENTURES OF THE PARK AVENUE HUNT CLUB, his Green Ghost set, THE COMPLEAT SAGA OF JOHN SOLOMON, THE ADVENTURES OF THE GOLDEN AMAZON, THE COMPLEAT ADVENTURES OF THE SUICIDE SQUAD, and others? He has also given us numerous collections of detective fiction, including volumes featuring the Thinking Machine, Dr. Thorndyke, and Martin Hewitt. Looking at his website, his future plans include several books reprinting pulp authors who have been unjustly forgotten. Along with the late Robert Weinberg, George served as the co-editor of Arkham House Publishers until the death of April Derleth. A regular attendee of pulp conventions, George has helped both longtime and new fans to collect the tales of some of the most fantastic heroes from the pulps.

Although some may believe he is old enough to have purchased pulps off the newsstand, CHUCK WELCH is a mere whippersnapper. As one of the original Internet Fans of Bronze, Chuck started attending the summer pulp convention in the late 1990s. After meeting his future wife at one of those conventions, Chuck took some time off to start a family. At the behest of Bill Mann, he returned to attend PulpFest. As was his wont, Chuck immediately started volunteering and making suggestions to the organizing committee. Having enough of his puppy-dog eyes, he was asked to join the team. Chuck served as the convention’s technology and social media director until his resignation in 2018, due to family commitments. When the Internet began to take off, Chuck began Flearun, a Doc Savage group now at Facebook. He is also the creator of the Hidalgo Trading Company — perhaps the closest anyone has come to presenting an online Doc fanzine — and the current editor of the Doc Savage fan magazine THE BRONZE GAZETTE.

For twenty-five years, HOWARD WRIGHT was the publisher of the Doc Savage fan magazine THE BRONZE GAZETTE. He created his magazine when there was no real Internet and very little information readily available about Lester Dent’s “Man of Bronze.” His main reason for starting the publication was to gather information about Doc Savage, disseminate this news to the “Fans of Bronze,” and keep Doc fans going during the “lean” years when Doc was, for the most part, a mere memory. Through Howard’s sustained efforts, interest in Doc was maintained and his return to the limelight assured. His final issue of the GAZETTE was published at the beginning of 2016. The magazine is being continued by Terry Allen, Kez Wilson, and Chuck Welch, creator of the Hidalgo Trading Company and a member of the PulpFest organizing committee. It takes three people to duplicate Howard’s superb work on the GAZETTE.

DAN ZIMMER has been working to promote greater awareness of pulp artists by producing and distributing ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE since 2001. He is nearing the sixtieth issue of his magazine. Dan has tirelessly contributed his time, expertise and personal wealth to promote a more respectful awareness of the artistic accomplishments of pulp artists through the deluxe publication of the many biographical articles on such artists that have appeared in his magazine. He has done this despite the overwhelming fact that his creative vision is far beyond receiving any reasonable economic return for his efforts. His devotion to classic American illustrators is manifest in the elegant presentation of his magazine and has helped to turn the tide in our culture’s growing appreciation of pulp art. Dan has also published illustrated biographies of pulp artists Walter Baumhofer, H. J. Ward, and Norman Saunders through his book-publishing arm, The Illustrated Press. Additionally, he has supported the pulp community by drawing his readers’ attention to various pulp conventions, including the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, Pulpcon, and PulpFest. Dan has also served as the sponsor of Windy City’s annual pulp art exhibit and created the limited edition print of David Saunder’s Munsey Award painting without cost to the PulpFest organizing committee.

The recipient of the 2019 Munsey Award will be announced on August 17 as part of our Saturday evening programming, open to all members of PulpFest. The award will be presented by William Lampkin, the winner of our 2018 Munsey Award.

A limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints, designed by artist and pulp enthusiast David Saunders, serves as the Munsey Award.


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
1:30 – 2:30 PM — Author Signings — John Locke, Will Murray, and Chet Williamson will be available for signings at our main entrance

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
1:30 – 2:30 PM — Author Signings — Win Scott Eckert, Nicholas Parisi, and John Wooley will be available for signings at our main entrance

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 War of the Giants" by Fletcher Pratt from WONDER STORIES, May, 1931

War of the Giant war machines, and no infantry.

"Flyers of Fortune" by Frederick Lewis Nebel from AIR STORIES, August, 1927
Gales and McGill, free lances of the air, stamp merrily on a Chinese dragon's tail - and backfire to the Siam Coast!

"This Beats Hell" by Dixie Willson from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, January 31, 1920
The years long story of two street people and their romance.




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Light Novel Recommendations: An Introduction

Quick Reviews: Shadow Heart and A Thousand Li
Out Today: Queen of the Martian Catacombs
The Passing of Greatness  
Bone Dungeon
EU Declares Project Gutenberg Terrorist Material, Demands Removal



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Haunted Charlottesville
- New!
Hologram: The Abduction of Hui Chien Song - New!
Rope On Fire - New!
Sarah And Zoey
Westfarrow Island
Ohio


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

Link Roundup - May 2019
Eugene Cunningham on the value of action fiction
Windy City 2019 - photos
L.L. Foreman - Western Author
An interesting issue of Dime Western


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Introducing New Pulp Author Teel James Glenn - New!
Bronze Shadows
INTRODUCING NEW PULP AUTHOR KATE A. GANNON
Legion of Living Dead  
New Pulp Author John French
Of Other Days And Other Spiders
New Pulp Author Therese Drippe (Dagenais)
The Deadly Pick-Up
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #65 Audiobook
The Sky Serpent Flies Again!
by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
The sharpened claws of a Yellow Ace are red with the blood of Americans, and only G-8 and his Battle Aces remain in the path of the Sky Serpent! Men die like flies beneath the onslaught of his oriental curse, and only G-8 stands between this fiend and the salvation of a million men! G-8 and his Battle Aces fly and fight along the bloody trail of the Sky Serpent!


 
G-8 and His Battle Aces proved popular almost immediately upon its debut in October 1933. The magazine hit the stands at the height of the Aviation Pulp craze. Millions of readers, especially young fans, dreamed of donning pilot goggles and climbing into flying machines. And Author Robert J. Hogan made sure his readers had plenty to enjoy. For a period during the 110 issue run of the magazine, it was believed Hogan was writing more than two million words a year for Pulp magazines, more than any other Pulp writer ever.
 
Another reason for G-8’s success had to do with the fantastical, weird menace like setting of the tales. Readers just didn’t want flying stories; they were particularly interested in tales from the last Great War. There was something that, for a brief time, captured the imagination of readers about pilots during World War One. But, with this obviously being something that would end as quickly as it started, Popular Publications allowed Hogan to up the ante even more.
 
G-8 changed the face of Aviation Pulp forever. Hogan not only put him in the fictional skies, but he also created spectacular, even supernatural enemies for the Battle Aces to protect the world from.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in The Sky Serpent Flies Again. Originally published in the February, 1939 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.




    
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  Company after company, Operator #5 hurled his gallant volunteers against the Asiatic hordes in a desperate attempt to draw off the enemy siege of the east. For that ruthless tyrant, called the Yellow Vulture, had a stranglehold on America’s eastern seaboard, and silent factories and idle shipping testified to the doom of a once great country. Yet when the sons of Liberty at last arose to throw off the conqueror’s yoke, they were met by the most terrible calamity in history — an incredible Japanese weapon which plunged America in complete midnight darkness and butchered her patriots in a fiend-made night of hell!

 
James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken in the event of capture.
 
Working for Agent Z-7, head of an unnamed branch of U. S. Intelligence in the decade before the C. I. A. was ever envisioned, Operator #5 was assisted by newspaper reporter Diane Elliott, a two-fisted street kid named Tim Donovan, as well as his twin sister, Nan Christopher. Jimmy’s father, a retired operative himself, often backed him up with sound advice on the fine art of counter-espionage.
 
With his sturdy band of volunteer patriots, Operator #5 makes a final effort to draw off the Asiatic hordes from their attack upon the eastern seaboard — and put an end to the strange new Japanese war-weapon which has shrouded America in midnight darkness!
 
Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the September-October 1939 issue of Operator #5 magazine.


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Radio Archives
Nighthawk Audiobook
by Ron Fortier

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!


Americans have always had a fascination for flying ever since the Wright Brothers left the ground at Kitty Hawk. They captured the imagination of an entire country and it was a love affair that continued as the science of aviation progressed throughout the coming decades. By the time World War One arrived, the military had found a way to bring combat into the clouds and soon the exploits of such romantic figures as Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, were spreading around the globe.
 
As with all things, timing is everything, and the war’s ending happen to coincide with the heyday of the pulps. From the 1920s through the 1930s over two hundred magazines were published monthly for an eager audience of ten million readers. These tabloids were printed on cheap paper and explored every category known to fiction; from westerns to mysteries, pirate tales to romances. All produced to satisfy an insatiable appetite for escapist literature.


Naturally pulp publishers sought to exploit the rising interest in flying. Filmmaker Howard Hughes had wowed moviegoers with the 1927 release of Wings and later the 1930 Hell’s Angels, which employed more than a hundred pilots, dozens of aircrafts and made chivalrous heroes of World War One American air aces. Soon dozens of flying themed magazines were appearing on the newsstands. By the end of 1928 there were over forty monthlies labeled the “flying pulps.” Many of these were anthologies written by World War One veterans and included such titles as, Aces, Battle Birds, Wings, Flying Aces, War Aces etc. etc. As exciting as these were, they were never quite as popular as those titles that spotlighted fictional pilots.
 
Among the best of these Kerry Keene, the Griffon, a Department of Justice agent and the masked pilot of an amphibian plane which incorporated many futuristic elements for the time. Written by Arch Whitehouse, The Griffon’s exploits read pretty like an airborne masked avenger. While writer Donald Keyhoe whipped up two dashing heroes who took to the air to win the war in Europe. There was Captain Strange, an intelligence officer who possessed ESP and other truly weird mental abilities. Not to be outdone was Richard Knight, another gifted aviator who had the ability to see in the dark.
 
Author and veteran pilot, Robert J. Hogan gave us G-8, and then there was The Phantom Eagle, Dusty Ayers, and Bucky Barnes. The list goes on and on and over the years, many pulp historians have penned hundreds of essays detailing these great characters, their origins and their revered place in pulp history.
 
As for my introduction to the flying pulps, well that came by way of a comic book character called Baron Hans von Hammer, the Hammer of Hell. He was a German war ace clearly modeled after the Red Baron and created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrated by Joe Kubert. His exploits first appeared in 1965 in Our Army at War as a back up featured called Enemy Ace. Like the Red Baron, Von Hammer flew a blood red Fokker Dr.1 triplane and his stories were anti-war fables. In them Von Hammer often referred to what he poetically called “the killer skies.” As much as I enjoyed these stories, it was Kubert’s agonizing beautiful illustrations of those classic planes that won me over. Through them I became fascinated with aviation history, especially that of the World War One period and began reading any and all books I could find on the subject.
 
When I eventually discovered American pulps, it is easy to see why I became instantly enamored of the flying titles. When artist Rob Davis and I launched Airship 27 Productions, we set about creating our own high-flying series such as Lance Star – Sky Ranger, Zeppelin Tales and the recently released Aviation Aces. Still, as much as those books did well for us, I was not content to merely sit on the sidelines as an editor. The itch to jump into the game and invent my own aviation hero was too strong to deny any longer.
 
This book is my personal tip of the wings to all those wonderful characters who came before and to hope that in some small way, Nighthawk will take his place among them. Thanks and welcome on board.
 

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Startling Stories eBook
September 1941

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.
 
Startling Stories was the younger sibling of Thrilling Wonder Stories. It began in 1939 at the urging of science fiction fans who clamored for a full-length novel in each issue. At this point, Thrilling Wonder Stories contained a variety of novelets and short stories, but fans wanted something longer that allowed for more character development. And thus, Startling Stories was born. Each issue started off with a book-length novel, and was filled out with a variety of short stories, science columns, special features and, of course, letters to the editor. Some of science-fiction's best authors appeared in Startling Stories, including luminaries such as Stanley G. Weinbaum, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton, Alfred Bester and Robert Campbell, Jr. The magazine thrived through the 1940s and early 1950s, but fading revenues forced it to close with the Fall 1955 issue, after a 99-issue run. Startling Stories now returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
A Complete Book-Length Scientifiction Novel
The Bottom Of The World
by John Coleman Burroughs And Hulbert Burroughs
Countless thousands vanish when a weird kidnaper snatches west coast cities off the map! Follow Dan Norris as he invades a fantastic realm far below the earth.

Prisoners In Flatland — Unusual Story
by Frank Belknap Long
A mighty drama of human struggle is played out in the asteroid belt

Death From The Stars — Unusual Story
by A. Rowley Hilliard
An outstanding Scientifiction Hall of Fame selection

No Heroes Wanted — Unusual Story
by Robert Moore Williams
Red Riley makes history when a spaceship tests him!

Thrills In Science — Thumbnail Sketches

Science Question Box — Answers To Queries

The Ether Vibrates — Announcements And Letters

Review Of Science Fiction Fan Publications
by The Editor


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.

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RED SONJA #8  - Coming in September!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Mirko Colak
Cover A: Amanda Conner
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Khoi Pham
Cover D: Katie O'Meara
Cover E: Cosplay

Hyrkania burns, from flames allowed by its ruler, Sonja The Red. In The Clearing, Lord Oak will hear her call for alliance with the woodland tribes. But trust does not come easily to either folk.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 11.

RED SONJA #8 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191222 (Conner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191223 (Linsner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191224(Pham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191225 (O'Meara cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191226 (Cosplay cover).

    
      
     
     



RED SONJA: BIRTH OF THE SHE DEVIL #4  - Coming in September!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman (Art) Sergio Davila
Cover A: Lucio Parrillo
Cover B: Sergio Davila
Cover C: Cosplay

The fiery conclusion! Red Sonja has travelled long and hard to come to terms with her mentor - Ozzyus and save Shashana!
Now, the trio hurtle towards the oblivion and despair of the villainous Raka, while working to restore the kingdom of the good king Andol!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 18.

RED SONJA: BIRTH OF THE SHE DEVIL #4 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191234 (Parillo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191235 (Davila cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191236 (Cosplay cover).

    
    


RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA #1  - Coming in September!
(Writer)  Jordie Bellaire (Art) Drew Moss
Cover A: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
Cover B: Julian Totino Tedesco
Cover C: Babs Tarr
Cover D: Leonardo Romero, Jordie Bellaire
Cover E: Drew Moss

The first ONGOING series, co-starring The Daughter Of Drakulon and The She-Devil With A Sword!
From Eisner winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Redlands) and DREW MOSS (Star Wars) comes a saga spanning space and time, filled with horror, adventure, mystery and murder!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 4.

RED SONJA VAMPIRELLA #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191136 (Dodson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191137 (Tedesco cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191138 (Tarr cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191139 (Romero, Bellaire cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191140 (Moss cover).
    
    
    



ROBERT E. HOWARD FOUNDATION PRESS
POST OAKS AND SAND ROUGHS
By Robert E. Howard

Now available!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Post Oaks and Sand Roughs & Other Autobiographical Writings. Outside of the boxing stories, whenever Robert E. Howard used the name “Costigan” the autobiographical implications weren’t far behind. This volume collects those “other” Costigan tales, including the title novel as well as the previously unpublished early draft. It also contains other items that reveal details about the people and places in Howard’s life, including the “Lost Plains” stories, items from The Junto, personal essays, and more, all restored to the original text, where available.

With the introductory material, this volume checks in at over 400 pages and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered.

Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan; edited and with notes by Rob Roehm;
Introduction and notes by Rusty Burke.

This collection will make its debut at Howard Days 2019, in Cross Plains, Texas (be sure to let us know in your order if you plan on picking it up there), and begin shipping shortly thereafter.

Pre-order yours today!

Ordering information is available HERE.

Robert E. Howard Foundation Press



The Serial Squadron
Now available for pre-order!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD

EXTRA SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Featuring
KANE RICHMOND
as the famous Fawcett Comics Hero
MARGUERITE CHAPMAN
and HANS SCHUMM as The Mask
Directed by WILLIAM WITNEY

The fan-favorite serial in a new HD transfer by Dino Everett at the USC Hefner Moving Image Archive and restored by Eric Stedman of the Squadron, for the first time on 1440 x 1080 Blu-Ray. Really.

This is not the end-all greatest digital video version of SPY SMASHER which could ever possibly exist, what it is is a new HD digital transfer from the Squadron's 16mm print, with improved sharpness, motion and audio in comparison to the old 1990s VHS version. SPY SMASHER remains, however, one of the most exciting and masterfully directed and produced sound cliffhanger serials ever made and an action-adventure masterpiece--the second comic book hero movie ever made, and still, possibly, the best--and this version will be sharper and clearer than any version on video you have seen before.

This transfer is complete, splice-free and very good quality and suitable for viewing on large-screen TVs. It also contains fixes of some errors which were present in all past video versions & apparently in the 1942 Republic original. There is a little dust in some of the early chapter openings but no lines or scratches in the transfer at all; the picture quality is very good to excellent throughout, reflecting the quality of the print from which it was transferred.



Preorder SPY SMASHER now
for delivery later this month or early July.





The Serial Squadron
Now available!

NEW BOOK
THE ADVENTURES OF
SPY SMASHER
IN THE COMICS AND THE MOVIES

A Serial Squadron
"Cliffhanger Companion" Book

Includes:
History of Spy Smasher
Spy Smasher in the Comics
Spy Smasher's Greatest Foes
Spy Smasher Comic Book Stories
The Story of the Serial
Chapter Summaries/Lobby Cards
Cast Biographies
Still Photos Gallery
Costumes/Props
Pressbook Ad Cuts
and
The complete 113 page restored dime action novel
Spy Smasher and the Red Death




Silken Swords: An Informal Guide to the Women
in the Fiction of Robert E. Howard
by Fred Blosser
Now available!


Lethal Lovelies

Steel-thewed barbarians. Two-fisted adventurers. Cold-blooded sorcerers. These are the heroes and villains of Robert E. Howard. But it wasn't all testosterone and loincloths. In REH's worlds, the ladies were sometimes as deadly as the men.

REH scholar Fred Blosser provides an A-Z encyclopedia of every female character in Robert E. Howard's fiction, from Conan's Belit, Valeria, and Yasmela, to dozens of hags, harlots, and hussies, as well as the occasional demure damsel and distaff destroyer.

Blosser assigns each woman to an archetype: elder, maiden, servant, supernatural being, temptress, warrior, witch. Taken together, these archetypes encompass the feminine gamut not just of REH fiction but of sword-and-sorcery in general, and are a useful tool for further scholarship.

These ladies don't do the dishes.

Bob McLain (Editor)
Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
$17.95


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

“Murder Mayhem” by Ray Stahl (aka: Bart Carson)
Murder Gets Around by Robert Sidney Bowen
Spider Pete by Claude Stewart
The Finger of Death by Henry Keyworth



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.

Problems in Science Fiction-No. 1
Miscellany No. 5
Miscellany No. 4
Miscellany No. 3
Miscellany No. 2
Miscellany No. 1

 

WARLORD OF MARS ATTACKS #4  - Coming in September!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Dean Kotz
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Marc Laming
Cover C: Ramon Villalobos
Cover D: Ben Caldwell

"Back To Barsoom": The hero returns!
John Carter reunites with his Barsoom allies…just as MARS ATTACKS! Can John, Tars Tarkas, Woola and more defend the world they love, or will this Mars fall?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 25.

WARLORD OF MARS ATTACKS #4 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 26).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191268 (Johnson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191269 (Laming cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191270 (Villalobos cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL191271 (Caldwell cover).

    
 
 




Weird Tales of Modernity:
The Ephemerality of the Ordinary in the Stories of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H. P. Lovecraft

Coming July 22!

Serious literary artists such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf loom large in most accounts of the literary art of the first half of the 20th century.
And yet, working in the shadows cast by these modernists were science fiction, horror, and fantasy writers like "the Weird Tales Three": H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard.

These three writers did not publish in artistically ambitious little magazines like The Dial, The Smart Set and The Little Review, but instead in commercial pulp magazines like Weird Tales.
Contrary to stereotypes about pulp fiction and those who wrote it, the Weird Tales Three were serious literary artists who used their fiction to speculate about philosophical questions, the function of art, and the brevity of life.


Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: McFarland
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$39.95





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WEIRDBOOK #41
Coming in June!


Contents when available!










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14 June 2019  

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.

May 2019
Spicy Western Stories – 11/36  - New!
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 12/34  - New!

April 2019
Soldiers of Fortune – 10/31
Spicy Mystery Stories – 06/35

March 2019  
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
Now available!

High Adventure #166
The Big Foot Murder Mystery by Edgar Wallace

Complete Detective Novel Magazine

Murder in a lonely cabin—a giant’s footprints in sand—a singing tramp, who terrorizes a whole countryside—
a strangler-killer who murders wholesale—these elements make a story you should not read at night.

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95






Adventure House
Now available!

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 #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








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!


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 #12: Reign of the Silver Terror
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Fear stalked the corridors and offices on Capitol Hill, for it was from the ranks of the mighty—the rulers and lawmakers of America—that the Silver Assassins sought their victims! Singly, in pairs and in numbered groups they died, laying down their lives for their country—while panic spread, and the Spider, alone aware of the terrific catastrophe which impended, fought through black, bodiless shadows to reach and destroy the menace which festered underground!

$13.95 softcover
On sale until June 21: $12.95


Captain Satan #3: The Dead Man Express
By William O’Sullivan


Death, with its hungry hands, is the companion of Crime, and both are the enemies of the living! Now Satan returns with his steely fists and guns, climbing over the corpses of the damned. He’s out to wreck the Dead Man Express and prove that not even the Hyena can laugh his way out of Hell! But who is the Hyena? And what means his bloody laughter?

$13.95 softcover
On sale until June 21: $12.95


Altus Press