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14 December 2018
07 December 2018


14 December 2018  

 
2019 VINTAGE SCI FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

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

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

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $18.95






2019 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm

$14.99


2019 SCI-FI  Calendar - Now available!

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

This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics:

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

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

$14.95



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

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

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

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


Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
$14.99

2019 WORLDS OF FICTION Calendar - Now available!

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

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


$14.95



Adventure House
Coming in December!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #56 - May 1938

The Flames of Hell by Robert J. Hogan

In one brain, and in one mad will to destroy, lies the menace that would take thief of G-8, the Master Spy—and grind to powdered dust his countrymen! 
Who is this Master of Destruction—and what is the torch that has lighted the Flames of Hell?

Code of the Air by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   
Adventure House
Coming in December!

Planet Stories – Fall 1954

 
The Time-Techs of Kra by Max Sheridan
The vast technical knowledge of eons, past and future, was help captive by the genius Kralons—giant insects that were
seining the stream of Time for the truth that would make them unrivaled masters of the system.

The Geisha Memory by Winston Marks
Jupiter’s Joke by A.L. Haley
Down Went McGinty by Fox B. Holden
“Phone Me In Central Park” by James McConnell
Hex On Has by Robert Sheckley
The Violators by Eando Binder
The Pluto Lamp by Charles A. Stearns

Cover Artist: Kelly Freas


7x10, 96 pages, $12.95





Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

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
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With More H. Bedford-Jones Releases
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
More Pulp T-Shirts Available: Captain Future, Secret Agent X, and Spicy Mystery
Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars


Altus Press
New eBooks now available!

Terry Mack #1: Three Gun Terry (Black Mask eBook)
Terry Mack #2: Action! Action! (Black Mask eBook)

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3
The Complete Adventures of The Domino Lady
The Complete Adventures of the Griffon, Volume 3
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 2
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 4
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 5
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 6
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 7
The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight, Volume 2
George Chance: The Ghost Archives, Volume 1
The Cross Brand  by Frederick Faust
Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek

The Brazen Peacock (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Colonel Flea (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Drums of Dambala (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Red Runes of China (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)


Altus Press
Now available!

The Spider #1: The Spider Strikes
by R.T.M. Scott


Meet the Spider—master of men! More just than the Law… more dangerous than the Underworld. Hated, wanted, feared by both! Alone and desperate, he wages deadly, one-man war against the super-criminal whose long-planned crime-coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Spider prevent this slaughter of innocents?

$13.95 softcover

Operator 5 #1: The Masked Invasion
by Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele


Invisible, secret, deadly, the masked empire wielded its dread power of darkness throughout the nation. Havoc and ruin followed the terror-torn thousands who fled the country to escape the Thirteenth Darkness. America, faced with certain disaster, placed her chance of survival in one man’s capable hands—and prayed that the warrior gods might smile once more upon the miracle man of her Secret Service—Jimmy Christopher!

$13.95 softcover

G-8 and His Battle Aces #1: The Bat Staffel
by Robert J. Hogan


They sped through the night—a patrol of batlike monsters, their eyes fire, their breath a poison vapor that wiped out every living thing it touched. What were these flying beasts? What was the strange doom they carried? Grimly G-8 and his hellion buddies follow the wings of this horror staffel straight into terror skies!

$13.95 softcover

Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds #9: The Silver Typhoon
by Robert Sidney Bowen


“Captain Dusty Ayres must be killed at all costs… Kill him on sight… All Black agents report immediately to headquarters…” Agent 10 stared as he listened to this enemy radio message. The first part was not surprising, but the second could only mean that the Blacks were preparing to launch a new offensive—the move which America had been expecting for a long while. But where? How? When would it strike? It was imperative to answer these questions before it was too late—and grimly Dusty and his battle eagles take up the trail, follow it across the Atlantic into enemy skies! An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95 softcover

If Death Is Respectable: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 4
by Carroll John Daly; introduction by Brooks E. Hefner, cover photograph by Mark Krajnak


Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 4 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1932–34 as the door closed on Daly’s long run in Black Mask. Included here are the novels The Amateur Murderer and Murder From the East.

This collection also includes several Race Williams novelettes including “Merger With Death,” “If Death Is Respectable,” “Murder in the Open,” and “The Eyes Have It.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

$29.95 softcover

The Complete Up and Down the Earth Tales (Deluxe Edition)
by Talbot Mundy, introduction by Brian Taves


The gifted romanticist, Talbot Mundy, offers in these pages an epic adventure spanning Africa, the Middle East, and Armenia in the early years of the 20th century. Mundy draws on a combination of personal experience and political conviction in portraying four fortune-hunters, Englishmen and American, who encounter colonial brutality in Africa, then join the defense of Armenia against Turkish genocide. This is the first book publication of this entire saga from the original magazine serialization, and includes an introduction by Mundy biographer Brian Taves explaining the genesis and impact of the stories. 614 oversized pages.

$85.00 deluxe hardcover

The Complete Adventures of The Domino Lady
by Lars Anderson, afterword by Tom Johnson


“Compliments of the Domino Lady!” In order to avenger the murder of his father, socialite Ellen Patrick donned a domino mask and evening dress and packed a .45. Running for six rare stories in mid-1930s pulp magazines, these stories remain elusive. Now, these are collected in an affordable edition, complemented by an all-new Afterword by pulp historian Tom Johnson.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover


Altus Press







 
Altus Press
Now available!

The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 7 (Six Book Set)

This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 7 of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
The Beginning of Air Mail
Drums of Dambala
John Solomon: The Gate of Farewell
Left-Handed Guns: The Tales of Joe Trimble
The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 2
Swordflame

One of the most popular and prolific authors of the Twentieth Century, the “King of the Pulps” wrote over 25 million words of fiction over his career, and across several genres.
Get all of Series 7 at a big discount!

Get all of Series 7 at a big discount!
Hardcover: $159.95
Softcover: $84.95

The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 7

The Gate of Farewell: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 1
by H. Bedford-Jones


When importer Allen Tredger learned his long-assumed-dead brother may still be alive in Port Said, it triggered the beginning of a high-seas adventure, taking him on a quest though Africa, Turkey, and Mecca, encountering fanatics and secret societies along the way. And just what connection does John Solomon have with Tredger’s quest? And how does the Cockney’s silver ring tie into the mystery? Begin the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this inaugural book in the series.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

Swordflame
by H. Bedford-Jones


Early in the eighteenth century, one of the rising young men of New France was Rupert Callan (or, as he was better known by the Iroquois-given name, Swordflame). Irishman, Jacobite, and portionless gentleman, he had at once won the regard of those daring adventurers of the Canadas, the Le Moyne brothers. Swordfame is one of the earliest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, for the pages of The All-Story Magazine.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover

Left-Handed Guns: The Tales of Joe Trimble
by H. Bedford-Jones


Sleepy Sandoval County is where you’ll find Joe Trimble: drunken towney ex-newspaper publisher, currently out of work for the duration the World War. But that doesn’t mean Joe Trimble is resting on his laurels as he finds himself in the midst of German spies, lost goldmines, badlands rustling, and even the disappearance of his own brother!

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 2
by H. Bedford-Jones


One of the best series ever published in the pulps was written by the prolific H. Bedford-Jones, author of hundreds of stories totaling an estimated 25 millions words. Thomas Jasper “Pinky” Jenkins, a drunk and corrupt sheriff accompanied by his deputy Parker, shot his way through nearly a score of comedy/Western stories from the 1920s. Volume 2 includes the next two Jenkins stories: “Pinky Jenkins, Sheriff” and “T.J. Jenkins, Diplomat.” The Pinky Jenkins series is considered one of his best by Bedford-Jones aficionados.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

Drums of Dambala
by H. Bedford-Jones


As Paul O’Donnell stood by the rail of the ship that had brought him to Haiti, the tiny rowboat putting him out from the shore was already carrying the first hints of the danger and tragedy lying in wait for him. Five minutes after landing he was enmeshed in a frightful web of political intrigue, fomented by voodoo fanaticism and unscrupulous ambition, led by the hatred and ferocity of a beautiful and diabolic woman, and roused to bloody action by the throbbing, jungle rhythm of the drums of Dambala, the voodoo Snake-God.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover

The Beginning of Air Mail
by H. Bedford-Jones


During the Siege of Paris in 1870, at the height of the Franco-Prussian War, a group of airmen battled Prussian forces in war-torn France. Led by Giraud: everyone in the service knew Giraud, the Early Bird, the best test pilot going. Born a Frenchman, Giraud was one of the Grand Old Men of the air: an Early Bird, a magnificent training and test pilot. He had positively forgotten more about the air than the rest knew.

The Beginning of Air Mail is a previously-unreprinted historical saga from the pen of “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, who authored 25 million words of fiction over his career.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover








Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library: Series 4 (Ten Book Set)


by Max Brand, Loring Brent, John Cunningham, George Allan England, Ralph Milne Farley, J.U. Giesy,
Florence M. Pettee, Theodore Roscoe, Anthony M. Rud, Junius B. Smith, and W.C. Tuttle

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 4 of The Argosy Library
The Vengeance of the Wah Fu Tong: The Complete Cases of Jigger Masters, Volume 1 by Anthony M. Rud
The Ruby of Suratan Singh: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 2 by Theodore Roscoe
The Sheriff of Tonto Town: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 2 by W.C. Tuttle
The Darkness at Windon Manor by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan
The Flying Legion by George Allan England
The Golden Cat: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 3 by Loring Brent
The Radio Menace by Ralph Milne Farley
The Apes of Devil’s Island by John Cunningham
The Opposing Venus: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith
The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver by Florence M. Pettee

Get all of Series 4 at a big discount!
Hardcover: $277.95
Softcover: $140.95
eBook: $39.99


The Argosy Library: Series 4


The Vengeance of the Wah Fu Tong: The Complete Cases of Jigger Masters, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
by Anthony M. Rud, illustrated by Robert A. Graef

 
Though author Anthony M. Rud made his mark as one of the scribes to appear in the first issue of Weird Tales, and soon after, as a long-time editor of the prestigious Adventure Magazine, he never forgot his series character, J.C.K. “Jigger” Masters, whom he introduced in a series of offbeat, bizarre mysteries which sometimes drifted into the realm of the supernatural in the pages of The Green Book magazine. For the first time, Rud’s initial eight Masters stories are collected, along with the original illustrations by the incomparable Robert A. Graef.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook


The Sheriff of Tonto Town: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
 by W.C. Tuttle

 
Once voted Adventure magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running—and most popular—series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy. Collected here are the next two novels: “The Sheriff of Tonto Town” and “Suspected by Henry.”
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Flying Legion (The Argosy Library)
by George Allan England, illustrated by Lawrence Sterne Stevens

 
Thirty reckless, war-tried flyers—a Master stern and grim of purpose—and all the world their helpless toy as they streaked across the heavens to tear the veil from Earth’s last mysteries…. Never was there more dangerous venture—never more fabulous quest—than the voyage of the winged New World argonauts, pledged to each other to the end by a mystic bond as old as time itself…. Featuring illustrations by acclaimed fantasy artist Lawrence Sterne Stevens from this story’s appearance in Fantastic Novels Magazine.
 
$34.95 hardcover | $24.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Radio Menace (The Argosy Library)
by Ralph Milne Farley

 
When Boston’s U.S. Assistant District Attorney disappeared, not even the investigators knew that this was the opening gun of a weird and secret invasion of America. Trailing this disappearance, reporter Larry Larrabee finds himself pitted against amazing adversaries with strange scientific weapons and stranger, non-human allies: an overwhelming army of robots led by beast scientists from the planet Venus.
 
One of the most beloved of the fantastic story pulp authors akin to Edgar Rice Burroughs, author Ralph Milne Farley pens another installment of his popular Radio series.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Opposing Venus: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector (The Argosy Library)
by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith

 
Semi Dual returns in another suspenseful mystery which only his occult skills can resolve. Dorien, a wealthy man about town, is shot and wounded in his apartment in the course of what Inspector Johnson suspects is an extortion attempt. But Dorien won’t talk, leading the Inspector to call on Glace & Bryce—private investigators—and their strange partner, Semi Dual, the recluse and astrologist who uses his occult powers to straighten out the tangles of human affairs.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Ruby of Suratan Singh: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
by Theodore Roscoe

 
Best remembered as the author of Thibaut Corday and his French Foreign Legion yarns, author Theodore Roscoe wrote another, little-known, long-running series: the adventures of curio hunter Peter Scarlet and Bradshaw, the naturalist. While each appeared in solo stories, they also teamed up in several yarns. These tales of treasure in the Orient are action-filled adventure by one of pulpdom’s best. Volume 2 collects the next six adventures, taken from the pages of Action Stories, Far East Adventure Stories, and Argosy magazines.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Darkness at Windon Manor (The Argosy Library)
 by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan

 
Something natural—or supernatural—enters the soul of Andrew Creel, a commonplace young man, and drives him into a swift game where death is a probability on the one side and love only a possibility on the other. Creel plays it to the end: an end unlike the end that seemed so sure when dusk fell on the garden of that charming mansion with its sinister residents. Author Max Brand graced the pages of Argosy with this tale of mistaken identity, a femme fatale, and a haul of stolen jewels in a never-before reprinted story, along with an all-new introduction by Brand historian William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Golden Cat: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
 by George F. Worts, writing as Loring Brent

 
Peter Moore is back! In this next story in the series, Jonathan Driggs, journeying in search of his love, Gloria Dale, has learned that she was become the mistress of Fong-Chi-Ah, fiend of all Asia. At the same time, the Golden Cat—a symbol of the long-absent Queen Shari—has been stolen. Elsewhere in China, wireless operator Peter Moore receives a message from a “Gloria Dale:” a mysterious woman seemingly kidnapped, and wearing a Golden Cat around her neck….
 
Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Apes of Devil’s Island (The Argosy Library)
by John Cunningham

 
When Jimmy Wendell takes a yachting trip with some friends, he never expected to become involved in an attempted murder of the crew and the ship’s destruction on a reef. Making it to a small, shark-encircled island, Wendell will soon learn of the Apes of Devil’s Island. Argosy often revisited the themes from their most popular stories, and this is no different: author John Cunningham pens a tale of high adventure that has been forgotten for too long.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver (The Argosy Library)
by Florence M. Pettee

 
Scourge of the underworld, “that damned dude dick”—Beau Quicksilver was an enigmatical crime-chaser—a mercurial master. A predecessor to Philo Vance, this detective solved seven separate cases in the pages of Argosy magazine, published in consecutive issues.
 
Author Florence M. Pettee’s work appeared in several of the top pulp magazines of the 1920s, including Black Mask, and her quirky characters known for their offbeat gimmicks and situations… not to mention her distinctive prose. Often written about—but never reprinted—the exploits of Beau Quicksilver belong in The Argosy Library.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook















American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops December 19!


ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES #1 MAIN CVR
(W) Jean-Marie Nadaud (A) Robert Rigot (CA) Francisco Cueto


The legend of Zorro is well-known in all corners of the world.  Fans from every country have thrilled alongside the incredible adventures of the original masked hero.   American Mythology is proud to present Zorro Legendary Adventures which presents an authentic approach to the heroic exploits of Zorro.  These stories have never been seen in English and deliver unmatched action with beautiful illustration. 

Zorro Legendary Adventures #1 comes with two covers - Main and Limited Edition Blazing Blades of Zorro by Francisco Cueto.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





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

THE SHADOW #137: “Green Eyes” and “Gray Fist” - Chinatown Special
The Shadow combats Chinatown crime in two of Walter B. Gibson's greatest action thrillers! First, the Master of Darkness journeys to San Francisco’s Chinatown to combat the expanding power of “Green Eyes” and his Wu-Fan secret society! Then, a police informant’s corpse is deposited in The Shadow’s secret sanctum as a deadly warning from the criminal mastermind known only as “Gray Fist.” This instant collector’s item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-255-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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


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

THE SHADOW #138: “Murder Mansion” and “Young Men of Death”
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Connecticut to Chicago’s slums and the Alabama bayous in never-reprinted pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, an innocent man is accused of serial slayings perpetrated in an old colonial “Murder Mansion,” and only The Shadow can unmask the real murderer—but which Shadow? Then, the Dark Avenger braves a series of bizarre deathtraps as he investigates the strange disappearances of “Young Men of Death." BONUS: Carrie Cashin confronts ancient Egyptian magic in "Black Queen." This collector’s special showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-256-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

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


Ave • atque • Vale : Reminiscences of H. P. Lovecraft - Expected release date December 1!

Pre-orders are being accepted.

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

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

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


Full contents listing at the link below.

$29.95 - Trade Paperback 
$49.95 - Hardcover Edition





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
MURANIA PRESS HOLIDAY-SEASON SALE!

Most Murania Press books will be available through New Year's Eve for 30 percent off cover price.
This is our biggest sustained sale ever, so don't miss your opportunity to get books at a terrific discount.


If you plan on purchasing our books as Christmas presents and want to receive them before December 24, we strongly advise you to buy sooner rather than later, as seasonal sales volume doubtless will add to the delays our printer is already experiencing.  At present it's taking two weeks for them to print and ship books. Most packages are sent from their South Carolina plant via UPS Ground, so customers on the west coast should add another week for delivery.

We can offer immediate shipping of a few titles on which we have extra copies already in stock.  To find out which ones please visit the site at muraniapress.com.


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

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

WHILE ORDERING AT THE MURANIA PRESS WEBSITE, PLEASE SEE OUR BLOG FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

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

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

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

BEHIND THE MASK can be ordered at www.muraniapress.com.
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Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #5: THE CITY ANNIHILATOR
by Stuart Hoppen
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!


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

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

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

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


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

eBook: $3.99



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

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


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

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

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

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(Prices Include Postage)

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

A Brief Dalliance with Evelyn E. Smith
- New!
Sensor Sweep - New!
Happy Birthday Leigh Brackett!
Sensor Sweep: C. S. Lewis, Dennis Wheatley, Strange Detective, Convention De-platforming
A Peep at the Spicy Pulps
Short Reviews – Mousehole, by Stuart Harbour
Sensor Sweep: Christopher Tolkien, Robert Jordan, White Wolf, Outlaw King
Uncanny: How Marvel’s Spicies Saved Science Fiction

The Complete Adventures of Jimmie Dale: Volume One
An Annotated Compilation of all five novels of the Gray Seal and the Tocsin (Volume 1)
By Frank L. Packard (Author), Michael Howard (Editor)

Now available!

In 1914 a character appeared who would permanently transform popular fiction. Frank Packard's Gray Seal melded elements from A. J. Raffles, Jimmy Valentine, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and Arsène Lupin, but those traits were combined with an entirely new concept: the gifted young man who conceals his identity behind a mask to fight crime in the big city.

It had never been done before and it's never stopped being done since. Jimmie Dale, the high society millionaire behind the Gray Seal persona, helped to launch the hero pulp boom of the 1930s and was a direct influence on the Green Hornet, the Spider, the Phantom, and especially The Shadow. The Gray Seal template was adopted by the comic book industry as well, and well into the Twenty-first Century continues to appear there, on television, and in the movies.

And now, for the first time ever the complete Jimmie Dale saga is being reprinted in a set of authoritative editions.

The personal papers of Gray Seal creator Frank Packard have been consulted for this project, along with various unpublished works of fiction by him that add further insight to the series.
Also, a detailed chronology has been established for the novels so they can be considered in their proper historical setting.
The definitive Gray Seal collection is finally here, beginning with the novel that forever changed adventure fiction - and the larger world of popular entertainment.


Paperback: 381 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

$17.99
This is the first of three volumes.
Volume 2 is anticipated in late 2019.


There is no eBook edition at this time.
The plan is to wait until all three volumes in the reprint series are completed in trade paperback editions, then combine them into a single eBook edition.



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


Forgotten Books: FLAME WINDS by Norvell Page (1939/1969)
 - New!
TARZAN of the Gum Cards (1966)   - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOUBLE DETECTIVE (1937-38)  - New!
Westerns you MAY have Missed (1922)
 - New!
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color! "The Corpse in Lower 9" (1952)   - New!
Forgotten Books: DARK VALLEY DESTINY, The Life of Robert E. Howard, by L. Sprague de Camp, et al. (1983)  
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 9)  
EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER Fights Crime! (1951-52)  
CHARLIE CHAN and Carmine Infantino solve "The Hit and Run Murder Case" (1948)  
Pulp Gallery: MASKED RIDER WESTERN (1934)  
BIG LITTLE BOOKS Out West!  
The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Nathalie Charles-Henneberg’s Ysolde

Men of Violence No. 11  
Now in print: Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3  
Modern Age Books

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Quick Reviews: Fierce Tales - Savage Lands - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/9/2018 - New!
Brackett + Freas = Coolness - New!
The Rolls Royce of Fantasy Publishers - New!
Quick Reviews: Phalanxes of Atlans by F. van Wyck Mason
Jim Cawthorn -- Ten Years Gone
Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!




Donato Giancola - Jules de Grandin cover art Giclee Prints!

A new series of Jules de Grandin cover art by Donato Giancola has finally been fully released.
These were created for the classic short stories by Seabury Quinn of his famous detective Jules de Grandin.
Commissioned by Night Shade Books for their new 5 volume compilation!
The full line of Giclee Prints are now available at the link below.

Heavy weight (300 gm) Archival Fine Art Paper
Created with a white border surrounding image
Signed and numbered by Donato
Embossed with the Donato Arts logo


Limited Edition Giclee Prints
18" x 24" Edition of 1000, $60

Set of all five covers, $199


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


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


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

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

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

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

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

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

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

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

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

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



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Now available!
The Frost-Giant's Daughter

The only survivor of a battle, Conan sits in the middle of a blood-stained snow. The fight over, the Cimmerian suddenly finds himself invaded by a deep lassitude and a deep disgust. Until he meets a woman of supernatural beauty, blinding like the glare of the sun on the snow. Driven by an ardent desire, Conan decides to follow her but finds himself caught in a trap, attacked by two titans. In his passion, he was not suspicious. He could not imagine for a second that his bride was none other than Ymir's daughter: the giant of the freeze!

Mythical account both in form and substance, The Girl of the gel giant here is masterfully adapted by Robin Recht who manages to transcend the essence of this whirlwind of violent desire, a true love trap in which the strength of will of the Cimmerian is under severe strain.


Language: French
Adapted by Robin Recht

Size: 240 x 320 mm
80 pages
Shaping: Hardcover
Price: 14.95 €


 

The Gods of Easter Island and other poems by Robert E. Howard - Now available!

Read by Donald Sidney-Fryer, and scored by Graham Plowman, this is the next installment in the "Weird Tales Poets" audio CD series.

Cover art by Jim and Ruth Keegan with liner notes by Morgan Holmes.
$12.95

CONTENTS:
Which Will Scarcely Be Understood
The Symbol
The Gods of Easter Island
The King and the Oak
The Heart of the Sea's Desire
A Lady's Chamber
Slumber
The Song of Horsa's Galley
The Legend of Tubal Cain
When the Gods Were Kings
Whispers on the Night Winds
The Gladiator and the Lady
I Praise My Nativity
The Last Word He Heard
A Challenge to Bast
The Call of Pan
The Dreams of Men
To A Nameless Woman 1
To A Nameless Woman 2
Song From an Ebony Heart
The Song of the Last Briton
An Echo from the Iron Harp
Cimmeria
The Road to Babel
Solomon Kane's Homecoming
Lines Written in the Realization that I Must Die




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Brood of the Witch Queen
- New!
Behind-the-Scenes
Marvin Albert Westerns
Revisiting Some Sword-And-Sorcery
Perilous Momentum
Magician’s Skull 2


JAMES BOND 007 #2 - Arriving in comic shops December 19!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art: Marc Laming
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Marguerite Sauvage
Cover C: Marc Laming
Cover D: Clayton Henry

Somewhere in the world, a smuggler is trying to deliver a mysterious briefcase to the world's most deadly terrorists. 007 must get this case and is licensed to kill anyone that gets in his way.
This is the story of the man who gets in his way.


Full Color, 36 pages, $3.99

 
 

 



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC STORY MAGAZINE, Summer 1951

Contents:
THE CONQUERORS by David H. Keller
VIA THE HEWITT RAY by M. F. Rupert
THE AMBASSADOR'S TOMCAT by Allen K. Lang
I DO NOT LIKE THEE by Matt Lee
TOO DENSE TO DIE by Dave Dryfoos
WORLD'S PHARAOH by Kelvin Kent
DREAM'S END by A. Connell
MEN OF HONOR by Will Garth



Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 146 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

LITTLE JACK HORNER

Contents:
Homicide Plum
The Seer Sees Death
Murder At Auction
The Big Fix
A Corpse Comes Home
Killery in the Cards

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 142 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95





Justin Marriott
PULP HORROR #8
Now available!

Contents
 
Full color throughout.
Articles on Guy N Smith's occult investigator Sabat
The books of Daniel Farson, the nephew of Bram Stoker
The underappreciated short stories of Tom Reamy
A gallery of wild German horror pulps in Grusel-Krimi
Crocodile attack pulp fiction
Rare New English Library cover art
Joseph Payne Brennan

Paperback: 68 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$10.00


 
 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Hopalong Cassidy meets Judy Canova
The Latest Books from Bear Manor Media
Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre
Dark Fantasy: A Warning about OTR eBooks
Forever and a Day: The origin of James Bond



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

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

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp SF Stories I’m Reading: ALFRED COPPEL “The Last Two Alive!”
- New!
A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND – The Darkness at Windon Manor.
A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: FLORENCE M. PETTEE – The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver.
Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: Two by D. B. NEWTON
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Where Angels Fear to Tread.”  
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: LARS ANDERSON “The Domino Lady Collects.”  
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD SALE “Chiller-Diller.”

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Black Spectre

Dr. Vigilante
Captain Hawklin
Super Savant




Programming for PulpFest 2019

Thursday, August 15
Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Robert H. Davis — The Man Who Made ARGOSY (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — From Pulps to Comics — Pulp Influences in the Comic Book Medium (Jim Beard)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — 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
Afternoon Programming

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


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

Saturday, August 17
Afternoon Programming

3:00 – 4:00 PM — Contemporary Pulp: Writing the New Pulp Fiction (featuring Will Murray, John Bruening, and Christopher Paul Carey, with William Patrick Maynard moderating)

Evening Programming
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: A Philip José Farmer Presentation
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)



Announcing PulpFest 2019

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

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

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

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


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Wanted by the D.A." by Avin H. Johnston from POPULAR DETECTIVE, August, 1937
A Wall Street embezzler panics when he sees a car from the USDA pull into his drive.

"Close to My Heart" by Chester S. Geier from MAMMOTH MYSTERY, January, 1946
Hatred caused Reece to send his rival a gift to be worn next to the heart. But he forgot to say whose heart ...

"Some Pearls and a Swine" by Cark Clausen from ROMANCE, October, 1920
A south seas tale wherein a native girl chooses to go pearl-diving rather marry a loathsome white man on the island. She survives a hurricane (nicely told) then rescues a prisoner from a sinking boat because that’s the kind of good person she is.





The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Razör vs Comics - ELRIC Vol. 3: "THE WHITE WOLF"
 - New!
Pulp Radio: The Shadow - "The Mark of the Bat"
The Science Fiction Legacy of Marvel
A Quick Peep at the Spicy Pulps



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Two Face The World
 - New!
Recipe For A Husband
Vengeance Waits At The Door
The Complete Adventures of Jimmie Dale Volume One
Bones of Brooklyn
No Victory Without Scars
Angkor Cloth Angkor Gold  


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

MVPs - Most Valuable Pulp issues   - New!
The Klondike gold rush @ the Fairbanks Community Museum
Link Roundup Nov 2018
Western author Norman A. Fox's website, maintained by his family  
Crazy Cows and Horrified Horses - The western art of George Harrison Wert
Pulp Phenomenon - Harold Hersey


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

New Pulp Author Debra DeLorme
To Even The Odds
Introducing New Pulp Author Jeff Deischer
The Black Bat Novel That Disappeared
The Ninja
The Devil's Mirror
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #87 Audiobook
The Spider and the Jewels of Hell

by Norvile Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Tough and dauntless were Colorado’s mining sons. But these hardy men were helpless in terror as their homes were destroyed, their loved ones mangled and slaughtered by The Killer — a crime colossus who sought to cripple America by seizing her most priceless assets! Fight beside the gallant Spider as he plunges into the depths of the earth — to battle the termites of hell!
 
Norvell W. Page churned out Spider sagas for three white-hot years, then dropped from sight in the middle of the four-part Living Pharaoh series, not to return until 1937.
 
No one today can say exactly what happened. But rumors suggest a nervous breakdown of some kind. God knows, you could see it coming in his alter ego, Richard Wentworth....



Other writers stepped in to take up the slack. But Norvell W. Page refused to remain out of action for long. Like the Spider, his inborn sense of duty compelled him to return, where lesser writers who were his contemporaries, were falling by the wayside trying to keep up with the deadline demands of the Spider’s pulpy competition.
 
“There was a time when the burden of writing yet one more Spider seemed too much to undertake,” Page subsequently wrote. “But I never feel that way anymore. I know now that the Spider actually does help people; that there are those who appreciate his idealism even though it is expressed in violence.”
 
Once more,the incomparable Nick Santa Maria reads another thrilling Spider exploit. The Spider and the Jewels of Hell originally published in The Spider magazine, December, 1940.


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

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His true face unknown, his identity forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent “X” came back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a non-lethal gas gun, “X” the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington.
 
Invisible doom came to change the living into strangled, purple-faced gallows corpses. And Agent “X”’s cunning inventions and courage were falling before the wile of a fear-mad killer, who could send his unseen death to Sing Sing in time to cheat even the electric chair.
 
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.

 
Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
 
Secret Agent “X”s true role as a crimefighter was kept from most people. Only a select few, including reporter Betty Dale and his mysterious handler, K-9, were truly aware of “X”’s mission against evil.
 
Though Paul Chadwick was the creator of Secret Agent “X”, other well known Pulp writers also added their own contributions to the canon. All writing under the “Brant House name”, G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Emile C. Tepperman, and Wayne Rogers wrote Secret Agent “X” tales as well over the 41 story run.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Doom Director, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, August 1936 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.


 
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MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $9.99

Regular price:
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Jungle Stories #58 eBook
Winter 1953

Now available!

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

A New Full-Length Ki-Gor Novel
Fane Of The Python Priestess
by John Peter Drummed
In the heart of the juju forest... in an island city... the strange V’lorians murdered in the night. Only Ki-Gor, great White Lord of the Jungle, could face that unworldly horde and hope to win. Yet within his heart was not the will to fight — for Helene, his golden mate, was no longer at his side. She was among the living dead in an unmarked grave.
 
The Wizardry Of Ndeze — Short Story Of African Intrigue
by J. W. Benjamin
Fearfully the young nungwates lined up for the dread Ndembo Rites — the act of death and resurrection. But only the weakling, Ndeze, dared hazard a guess at the outcome.
 
The Marriage-Hat Of Golandi — Short Story Of African Intrigue
by M. E. Counselman
Golandi was a love-sick fool, as everyone knew. But was he also a stealthy jungle murderer?
 
Blood For The JuJu — Short Story Of African Intrigue
by E. Rickard Zoar
When the fierce black shape hurtled at him from out of the jungle night, Granoah knew that the moment of judgment had come.
 
Escape From Zumongo — An Armless O’Neil Novelet
by Dan Cushman
Neuville Vlanderin! Home of the walking dead. Home of Zumongo’s fugitive killers. Into its shadows, as jungle night fell, stole Armless O’Neil, the hook-armed bwana, on the trail of a hated blood-spoor.

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

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


RED SONJA #24 - Arriving in comic shops December 19!
Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Moritat
Cover C: Tom Mandrake
Cover D: Reilly Brown
Cover E: Cosplay

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja's travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
 
 
 
 

       


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

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


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

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



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

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

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

J. Schlossel (1902-1977) - New!
Vikings and Medieval Subjects on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Meredith Beyers (1899-1996)-Part Four - New!
Meredith Beyers (1899-1996)-Part Three  - New!
Meredith Beyers (1899-1996)-Part Two
Meredith Beyers (1899-1996)-Part One   
Sylvia Leone Mahler (1900-1972)  
Edna Bell Seward (1877-1963)
F. Georgia Stroup (1882-1952)
The Eleventh Hour
Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part Two
Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part One


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


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

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

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


Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
$28.00






WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


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

Full contents

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

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

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


Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook

 




07 December 2018  

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


2018

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

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


 
The 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 12-14, 2019, held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Robert Weinberg Estate Auction

The 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 12-14, 2019, held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) will see part one of the Robert Weinberg Estate Auction. The Friday night (April 12, 2019) auction session will feature pulps, books and ephemera from his amazing collection. We'll be doing parts two and three from the collection at our 2020 and 2021 shows.

Here's a flier that Bob Garcia of American Fantasy was kind enough to put together for us regarding the auction. Please note that we haven't lotted items yet, so while several of the items shown on this flier will be in the 2019 session, some will likely be in the 2020 or 2021 sessions. We will be posting a catalog and images of all lots in the 2019 auction prior to the show; probably in early March next year. And like last year, we will have an option for folks to make absentee bids if you can't attend, though it won't be a live option, so attendees will have an advantage. More details on that will be posted on our facebook page and website (www.windycitypulpandpaper.com) as we get closer to the auction.



2019 VINTAGE SCI FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available!

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

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

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $18.95






2019 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

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

Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm

$14.99


2019 SCI-FI  Calendar - Now available!

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

This is a fun one. Pulps and vintage comics:

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

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

$14.95



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

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

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

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


Dimensions: 300 x 300 x 3 mm
$14.99

2019 WORLDS OF FICTION Calendar - Now available!

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

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


$14.95



Adventure House
Coming in December!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #56 - May 1938

The Flames of Hell by Robert J. Hogan

In one brain, and in one mad will to destroy, lies the menace that would take thief of G-8, the Master Spy—and grind to powdered dust his countrymen! 
Who is this Master of Destruction—and what is the torch that has lighted the Flames of Hell?

Code of the Air by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   
Adventure House
Coming in December!

Planet Stories – Fall 1954

 
The Time-Techs of Kra by Max Sheridan
The vast technical knowledge of eons, past and future, was help captive by the genius Kralons—giant insects that were
seining the stream of Time for the truth that would make them unrivaled masters of the system.

The Geisha Memory by Winston Marks
Jupiter’s Joke by A.L. Haley
Down Went McGinty by Fox B. Holden
“Phone Me In Central Park” by James McConnell
Hex On Has by Robert Sheckley
The Violators by Eando Binder
The Pluto Lamp by Charles A. Stearns

Cover Artist: Kelly Freas


7x10, 96 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Coming in January!

High Adventure #164

Adventure Fiction of F. Van Wyck Mason

Adventure and battle stories from the pages of THREE STAR STORIES and DANGER TRAILS.



7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming in February!

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

Patrol of the Iron Hand by Robert J. Hogan

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

Suicide On Wheels by Greaseball Joe


Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming in March!

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
Coming in April!

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

Fangs of the Serpent by Robert J. Hogan

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


Death Makes A Bargain by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Coming in May!

High Adventure #166

The Big Foot Murder Mystery by Edgar Wallace

Complete Detective Novel Magazine

Murder is a lonely cabin—a giant’s footprints in sand—a singling 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




Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Squadrons (Volume 7)

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

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


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

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


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










Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

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
The Altus Press 30% Off Weekend Sale Continues With More H. Bedford-Jones Releases
Save 30% This Weekend: The Altus Press Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
More Pulp T-Shirts Available: Captain Future, Secret Agent X, and Spicy Mystery
Press Release: Tarzan, Conqueror of Mars


Altus Press
New eBooks now available!

Terry Mack #1: Three Gun Terry (Black Mask eBook)
Terry Mack #2: Action! Action! (Black Mask eBook)

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 3
The Complete Adventures of The Domino Lady
The Complete Adventures of the Griffon, Volume 3
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 2
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 3
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 4
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 5
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 6
The Complete Adventures of the Moon Man, Volume 7
The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight, Volume 2
George Chance: The Ghost Archives, Volume 1
The Cross Brand  by Frederick Faust
Strange Doings on Halfaday Creek

The Brazen Peacock (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Colonel Flea (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)

The Cross and the Hammer: A Tale of the Days of the Vikings (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Drums of Dambala (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Invitation to a Crime: Further Adventures of Denis Burke (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 1 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
Red Runes of China (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)


Altus Press
Now available!

The Spider #1: The Spider Strikes
by R.T.M. Scott


Meet the Spider—master of men! More just than the Law… more dangerous than the Underworld. Hated, wanted, feared by both! Alone and desperate, he wages deadly, one-man war against the super-criminal whose long-planned crime-coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Spider prevent this slaughter of innocents?

$13.95 softcover

Operator 5 #1: The Masked Invasion
by Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele


Invisible, secret, deadly, the masked empire wielded its dread power of darkness throughout the nation. Havoc and ruin followed the terror-torn thousands who fled the country to escape the Thirteenth Darkness. America, faced with certain disaster, placed her chance of survival in one man’s capable hands—and prayed that the warrior gods might smile once more upon the miracle man of her Secret Service—Jimmy Christopher!

$13.95 softcover

G-8 and His Battle Aces #1: The Bat Staffel
by Robert J. Hogan


They sped through the night—a patrol of batlike monsters, their eyes fire, their breath a poison vapor that wiped out every living thing it touched. What were these flying beasts? What was the strange doom they carried? Grimly G-8 and his hellion buddies follow the wings of this horror staffel straight into terror skies!

$13.95 softcover

Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds #9: The Silver Typhoon
by Robert Sidney Bowen


“Captain Dusty Ayres must be killed at all costs… Kill him on sight… All Black agents report immediately to headquarters…” Agent 10 stared as he listened to this enemy radio message. The first part was not surprising, but the second could only mean that the Blacks were preparing to launch a new offensive—the move which America had been expecting for a long while. But where? How? When would it strike? It was imperative to answer these questions before it was too late—and grimly Dusty and his battle eagles take up the trail, follow it across the Atlantic into enemy skies! An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95 softcover

If Death Is Respectable: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams, Volume 4
by Carroll John Daly; introduction by Brooks E. Hefner, cover photograph by Mark Krajnak


Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 4 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1932–34 as the door closed on Daly’s long run in Black Mask. Included here are the novels The Amateur Murderer and Murder From the East.

This collection also includes several Race Williams novelettes including “Merger With Death,” “If Death Is Respectable,” “Murder in the Open,” and “The Eyes Have It.” And it’s prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

$29.95 softcover

The Complete Up and Down the Earth Tales (Deluxe Edition)
by Talbot Mundy, introduction by Brian Taves


The gifted romanticist, Talbot Mundy, offers in these pages an epic adventure spanning Africa, the Middle East, and Armenia in the early years of the 20th century. Mundy draws on a combination of personal experience and political conviction in portraying four fortune-hunters, Englishmen and American, who encounter colonial brutality in Africa, then join the defense of Armenia against Turkish genocide. This is the first book publication of this entire saga from the original magazine serialization, and includes an introduction by Mundy biographer Brian Taves explaining the genesis and impact of the stories. 614 oversized pages.

$85.00 deluxe hardcover

The Complete Adventures of The Domino Lady
by Lars Anderson, afterword by Tom Johnson


“Compliments of the Domino Lady!” In order to avenger the murder of his father, socialite Ellen Patrick donned a domino mask and evening dress and packed a .45. Running for six rare stories in mid-1930s pulp magazines, these stories remain elusive. Now, these are collected in an affordable edition, complemented by an all-new Afterword by pulp historian Tom Johnson.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover


Altus Press







 
Altus Press
Now available!

The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 7 (Six Book Set)

This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 7 of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
The Beginning of Air Mail
Drums of Dambala
John Solomon: The Gate of Farewell
Left-Handed Guns: The Tales of Joe Trimble
The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 2
Swordflame

One of the most popular and prolific authors of the Twentieth Century, the “King of the Pulps” wrote over 25 million words of fiction over his career, and across several genres.
Get all of Series 7 at a big discount!

Get all of Series 7 at a big discount!
Hardcover: $159.95
Softcover: $84.95

The H. Bedford-Jones Library: Series 7

The Gate of Farewell: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 1
by H. Bedford-Jones


When importer Allen Tredger learned his long-assumed-dead brother may still be alive in Port Said, it triggered the beginning of a high-seas adventure, taking him on a quest though Africa, Turkey, and Mecca, encountering fanatics and secret societies along the way. And just what connection does John Solomon have with Tredger’s quest? And how does the Cockney’s silver ring tie into the mystery? Begin the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this inaugural book in the series.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

Swordflame
by H. Bedford-Jones


Early in the eighteenth century, one of the rising young men of New France was Rupert Callan (or, as he was better known by the Iroquois-given name, Swordflame). Irishman, Jacobite, and portionless gentleman, he had at once won the regard of those daring adventurers of the Canadas, the Le Moyne brothers. Swordfame is one of the earliest novels written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, for the pages of The All-Story Magazine.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover

Left-Handed Guns: The Tales of Joe Trimble
by H. Bedford-Jones


Sleepy Sandoval County is where you’ll find Joe Trimble: drunken towney ex-newspaper publisher, currently out of work for the duration the World War. But that doesn’t mean Joe Trimble is resting on his laurels as he finds himself in the midst of German spies, lost goldmines, badlands rustling, and even the disappearance of his own brother!

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

The Life of Pinky Jenkins, Volume 2
by H. Bedford-Jones


One of the best series ever published in the pulps was written by the prolific H. Bedford-Jones, author of hundreds of stories totaling an estimated 25 millions words. Thomas Jasper “Pinky” Jenkins, a drunk and corrupt sheriff accompanied by his deputy Parker, shot his way through nearly a score of comedy/Western stories from the 1920s. Volume 2 includes the next two Jenkins stories: “Pinky Jenkins, Sheriff” and “T.J. Jenkins, Diplomat.” The Pinky Jenkins series is considered one of his best by Bedford-Jones aficionados.

$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover

Drums of Dambala
by H. Bedford-Jones


As Paul O’Donnell stood by the rail of the ship that had brought him to Haiti, the tiny rowboat putting him out from the shore was already carrying the first hints of the danger and tragedy lying in wait for him. Five minutes after landing he was enmeshed in a frightful web of political intrigue, fomented by voodoo fanaticism and unscrupulous ambition, led by the hatred and ferocity of a beautiful and diabolic woman, and roused to bloody action by the throbbing, jungle rhythm of the drums of Dambala, the voodoo Snake-God.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover

The Beginning of Air Mail
by H. Bedford-Jones


During the Siege of Paris in 1870, at the height of the Franco-Prussian War, a group of airmen battled Prussian forces in war-torn France. Led by Giraud: everyone in the service knew Giraud, the Early Bird, the best test pilot going. Born a Frenchman, Giraud was one of the Grand Old Men of the air: an Early Bird, a magnificent training and test pilot. He had positively forgotten more about the air than the rest knew.

The Beginning of Air Mail is a previously-unreprinted historical saga from the pen of “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, who authored 25 million words of fiction over his career.

$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover








Altus Press
Now available!

The Argosy Library: Series 4 (Ten Book Set)


by Max Brand, Loring Brent, John Cunningham, George Allan England, Ralph Milne Farley, J.U. Giesy,
Florence M. Pettee, Theodore Roscoe, Anthony M. Rud, Junius B. Smith, and W.C. Tuttle

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 4 of The Argosy Library
The Vengeance of the Wah Fu Tong: The Complete Cases of Jigger Masters, Volume 1 by Anthony M. Rud
The Ruby of Suratan Singh: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 2 by Theodore Roscoe
The Sheriff of Tonto Town: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 2 by W.C. Tuttle
The Darkness at Windon Manor by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan
The Flying Legion by George Allan England
The Golden Cat: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 3 by Loring Brent
The Radio Menace by Ralph Milne Farley
The Apes of Devil’s Island by John Cunningham
The Opposing Venus: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith
The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver by Florence M. Pettee

Get all of Series 4 at a big discount!
Hardcover: $277.95
Softcover: $140.95
eBook: $39.99


The Argosy Library: Series 4


The Vengeance of the Wah Fu Tong: The Complete Cases of Jigger Masters, Volume 1 (The Argosy Library)
by Anthony M. Rud, illustrated by Robert A. Graef

 
Though author Anthony M. Rud made his mark as one of the scribes to appear in the first issue of Weird Tales, and soon after, as a long-time editor of the prestigious Adventure Magazine, he never forgot his series character, J.C.K. “Jigger” Masters, whom he introduced in a series of offbeat, bizarre mysteries which sometimes drifted into the realm of the supernatural in the pages of The Green Book magazine. For the first time, Rud’s initial eight Masters stories are collected, along with the original illustrations by the incomparable Robert A. Graef.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook


The Sheriff of Tonto Town: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
 by W.C. Tuttle

 
Once voted Adventure magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running—and most popular—series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy. Collected here are the next two novels: “The Sheriff of Tonto Town” and “Suspected by Henry.”
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Flying Legion (The Argosy Library)
by George Allan England, illustrated by Lawrence Sterne Stevens

 
Thirty reckless, war-tried flyers—a Master stern and grim of purpose—and all the world their helpless toy as they streaked across the heavens to tear the veil from Earth’s last mysteries…. Never was there more dangerous venture—never more fabulous quest—than the voyage of the winged New World argonauts, pledged to each other to the end by a mystic bond as old as time itself…. Featuring illustrations by acclaimed fantasy artist Lawrence Sterne Stevens from this story’s appearance in Fantastic Novels Magazine.
 
$34.95 hardcover | $24.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Radio Menace (The Argosy Library)
by Ralph Milne Farley

 
When Boston’s U.S. Assistant District Attorney disappeared, not even the investigators knew that this was the opening gun of a weird and secret invasion of America. Trailing this disappearance, reporter Larry Larrabee finds himself pitted against amazing adversaries with strange scientific weapons and stranger, non-human allies: an overwhelming army of robots led by beast scientists from the planet Venus.
 
One of the most beloved of the fantastic story pulp authors akin to Edgar Rice Burroughs, author Ralph Milne Farley pens another installment of his popular Radio series.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Opposing Venus: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector (The Argosy Library)
by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith

 
Semi Dual returns in another suspenseful mystery which only his occult skills can resolve. Dorien, a wealthy man about town, is shot and wounded in his apartment in the course of what Inspector Johnson suspects is an extortion attempt. But Dorien won’t talk, leading the Inspector to call on Glace & Bryce—private investigators—and their strange partner, Semi Dual, the recluse and astrologist who uses his occult powers to straighten out the tangles of human affairs.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Ruby of Suratan Singh: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
by Theodore Roscoe

 
Best remembered as the author of Thibaut Corday and his French Foreign Legion yarns, author Theodore Roscoe wrote another, little-known, long-running series: the adventures of curio hunter Peter Scarlet and Bradshaw, the naturalist. While each appeared in solo stories, they also teamed up in several yarns. These tales of treasure in the Orient are action-filled adventure by one of pulpdom’s best. Volume 2 collects the next six adventures, taken from the pages of Action Stories, Far East Adventure Stories, and Argosy magazines.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Darkness at Windon Manor (The Argosy Library)
 by Max Brand, introduction by William F. Nolan

 
Something natural—or supernatural—enters the soul of Andrew Creel, a commonplace young man, and drives him into a swift game where death is a probability on the one side and love only a possibility on the other. Creel plays it to the end: an end unlike the end that seemed so sure when dusk fell on the garden of that charming mansion with its sinister residents. Author Max Brand graced the pages of Argosy with this tale of mistaken identity, a femme fatale, and a haul of stolen jewels in a never-before reprinted story, along with an all-new introduction by Brand historian William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Golden Cat: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
 by George F. Worts, writing as Loring Brent

 
Peter Moore is back! In this next story in the series, Jonathan Driggs, journeying in search of his love, Gloria Dale, has learned that she was become the mistress of Fong-Chi-Ah, fiend of all Asia. At the same time, the Golden Cat—a symbol of the long-absent Queen Shari—has been stolen. Elsewhere in China, wireless operator Peter Moore receives a message from a “Gloria Dale:” a mysterious woman seemingly kidnapped, and wearing a Golden Cat around her neck….
 
Written by long-time Argosy author George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $19.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Apes of Devil’s Island (The Argosy Library)
by John Cunningham

 
When Jimmy Wendell takes a yachting trip with some friends, he never expected to become involved in an attempted murder of the crew and the ship’s destruction on a reef. Making it to a small, shark-encircled island, Wendell will soon learn of the Apes of Devil’s Island. Argosy often revisited the themes from their most popular stories, and this is no different: author John Cunningham pens a tale of high adventure that has been forgotten for too long.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook
 


The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver (The Argosy Library)
by Florence M. Pettee

 
Scourge of the underworld, “that damned dude dick”—Beau Quicksilver was an enigmatical crime-chaser—a mercurial master. A predecessor to Philo Vance, this detective solved seven separate cases in the pages of Argosy magazine, published in consecutive issues.
 
Author Florence M. Pettee’s work appeared in several of the top pulp magazines of the 1920s, including Black Mask, and her quirky characters known for their offbeat gimmicks and situations… not to mention her distinctive prose. Often written about—but never reprinted—the exploits of Beau Quicksilver belong in The Argosy Library.
 
$29.95 hardcover | $14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook















Now available!

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

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


Altus Press




American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Now available!


CARSON OF VENUS #1 PIRATES OF VENUS
(Writer) Len Wein (Art/Cover) Michael William Kaluta

Over four decades ago, comic legends Michael Kaluta and Len Wein developed an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, Pirates of Venus for DC Comics.
These vibrant stories were serialized as backup features in Korak Son of Tarzan.
American Mythology is proud to present a remastered edition of this incredible work as a primer to the upcoming new Carson of Venus series launching next month!

Find out everything you need to know about the character and the vibrant storytelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs right here then join us for the trip to Venus next month!
Carson of Venus #1 Pirates of Venus comes with two covers - Main and Limited-Edition B&W Cover by living legend Michael Kaluta.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (B&W Limited edition of 400 copies).








American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Arriving in comic shops December 12!


LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1 FEAR ON FOUR WORLDS
(Writer) Bruno Bull (Art) Mike Wolfer (Cover) Cyrus Mesarcia

The dimension-spanning, four-part "Fear on Four Worlds" storyline comes to a thunderous conclusion in the prehistoric world where it all began- The Land That Time Forgot! Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest sci-fi worlds of adventure are all joined into one universe as Abby Tyler and Ethan Bradley battle their way back to their adopted home, the lost island of Caspak! But hot on their heels and out for blood are the voracious, flesh-eating, dinosaur-riding Horibs, the hideous lizard-men from Pellucidar, at the Earth's core!

This issue comes with three covers - Main Cover by Mike Wolfer, Timeless & B&W Limited Edition Covers by Cyrus Mesarcia, and a Blank Sketch Edition.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Limited edition & Sketch covers).








American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops December 12!

ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #2
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Roy Allen Martinez


One man's sword against an army of the undead! Zombies have conquered Los Angeles, and Zorro must fight the Jaguar Brujo to learn the secret origin of the Swords of Hell. Zorro swings into supernatural action as only he can, brought to you by David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow, Elvira) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist) in the second chapter of the four-part Swords of Hell saga!

 Zorro Swords of Hell #1 comes with three covers - Main by Roy Allan Martinez, The Dead Rise by Richard Bonk, and Visions of Zorro by the legendary Alex Toth.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
 
 


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

THE SHADOW #137: “Green Eyes” and “Gray Fist” - Chinatown Special
The Shadow combats Chinatown crime in two of Walter B. Gibson's greatest action thrillers! First, the Master of Darkness journeys to San Francisco’s Chinatown to combat the expanding power of “Green Eyes” and his Wu-Fan secret society! Then, a police informant’s corpse is deposited in The Shadow’s secret sanctum as a deadly warning from the criminal mastermind known only as “Gray Fist.” This instant collector’s item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-255-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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




BLACK FRIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT
Final Weekend!

The Super Sale continues through December 10!

Okay, I've finally caught on that Sanctum Books' dachshund mascot has been running a Half-Price Sale behind my back. However, Scout informs me that he hasn't spent all his ill-gotten gains on squeaky toys and has actually gotten his master a really nice Christmas present. So I've given Scout permission to run his Super Sale for just two more weeks, through DECEMBER 10, 2018. In addition, I'm expanding it slightly; in case you already have a few of the earlier volumes, you can choose ANY 28 volumes from the DOC SAVAGE #1-36 classic editions, or 28 volumes from THE SHADOW #1-28 and 30-37 (#29 is sold out). Again, you have only two more weeks to purchase these books at the deepest discounts ever offered by Sanctum Books: each 28-book bundle is just $181.30 (plus $13.70 shipping within the USA) ... AND postage is FREE if you order two bundles together! Send checks or money orders to "Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-1474" or Paypal to <orders@shadowsanctum.com>.

Hi, I’m Scout … official canine mascot of Sanctum Books. My master has been so busy making Sanctum Books the best possible pulp reprints that he hasn’t had much time for me lately … and he hasn’t even bought me any new dog toys all year! What’s a dachshund to do? Well, it’s obvious that I’m going to have to buy my own squeaky toys (which I can do online, since on the internet no one knows you’re a dog). However, to afford new toys, I have to raise some quick cash so I’m offering my master’s earliest Sanctum Books volumes at the lowest price ever … HALF OFF list price in special collectors bundles! For a limited time, you can order the first 28 double-novel volumes of DOC SAVAGE or THE SHADOW for only $181.30 (plus $13.70 shipping within the USA = TOTAL: $195.00). That’s less than $6.48 per book, or just $3.24 per novel with all the original illustrations. I’m also offering a special SANCTUM SAMPLER bundle that includes all 12 volumes of THE AVENGER (reprinting all 30 original Avenger pulp novels and short stories), CAP FURY #1, NICK CARTER #1-3, PHANTOM DETECTIVE #1 plus all 7 volumes of THE WHISPERER (reprinting all 14 novels from the original 1936-37 run). The 24 books in the SANCTUM SAMPLER are also available for HALF PRICE: just $173.40 (plus $13.60 shipping within USA = TOTAL: $187.00). Shipping is free if you buy two or more bundles together. Send checks or money orders to "Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-1474" or Paypal to <orders@shadowsanctum.com>.


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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller

Authors Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller have each written a novella about the classic Pulp Hero Richard Henry Benson: The Avenger.  these two stories have been published in a volume by Moonstone Publishing entitled, "The Avenger:  Double feature."  The volume is available in softcover and hardcover formats directly from Moonstone.  The book will eventually be published in e-book format as well.
 
Bobby Nash's story pits The Avenger and his crew against the Tartarus Legion in a battle to gain control of Black Water, an insidious new weapon.  There is lots of action as our heroes fight to save the world!
 
Chuck Miller's tale pits Benson and Nellie Gray against a powerful and dangerous Ghost that is terrorizing a woman.  This is a detective story where The Avenger and Nellie fight to save their very souls!
 
We also discuss recently published and upcoming work by these two singular New Pulp master writers.


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


Ave • atque • Vale : Reminiscences of H. P. Lovecraft - Expected release date December 1!

Pre-orders are being accepted.

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

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

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


Full contents listing at the link below.

$29.95 - Trade Paperback 
$49.95 - Hardcover Edition




Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN 15: TROMPE L'OEIL
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
cover by Stephan Martiniere

Daniel Alhadeff: The Vertigo (starring Isidore Beautrelet)
Matthew Baugh: High Noon of the Living Dead (starring Jed Puma)
Adam Mudman Bezecny: Bug’s Life (starring Spiridon)
Thierry Bosch: A Waltz in Norbury (Starring Professor Challenger)
Matthew Dennion: The Crater of the Dead (starring Professor Quanter, Jaydee)
David Friend: Doctor Omega and the Future Museum (starring Doctor Omega)
Brian Gallagher: The Skull of Boris Liatoukine (starring Captain Vampire)
Martin Gately: Rouletabille in the House of Despair (1) (starring Rouletabille)
Travis Hiltz: The Robots of Valencia (starring Rotwang, the Timeslip Troopers, the Wandering Jew)
Paul Hugli: Night of the Craven Raven (starring the Nyctalope, Edgar Poe, Henry West)
Gulzar Joby: Science outraged, Science murdered! (starring Ganimard)
Vincent Jounieaux: The Necropolis of Silence. (starring Indiana Jones, Bob Morane)
Jean-Guillaume Lanuque: Lucretius’ Maze (starring Titus Crow, Setni)
Nigel Malcolm: Enemies of the People (starring The Nyctalope, Judex)
Christofer Nigro: The Anti-Adonis Alliance (starring Felifax, Judex, The Phantom of the Opera)
John Peel: The Gutter God (starring Carnacki, The Vampires)
Frank Schildiner: Irma Vep and the Cottage of Doom (starring Irma Vep)
Michel Stephan: Madame Atomos Likes Her Music (starring Madame Atomos)
David L. Vineyard: The Theft of the Golden Asp (starring Arsene Lupin, Fu Manchu)
Jean-Marc Lofficier: Bertie of the Jungle (starring Bertie Wooster)
Credits

Trompe l'Oeil! To cheat the eye! To concoct the perfect illusion! To deceive, lie and dissemble! What better way to encapsulate the myriad of tricks employed the villains to gain the upper hand on the heroes? But do the latter always fall victim to such cunning snares? Not so -- as illustrated in the twenty stories collected in this volume!

Doctor Omega faces his deadliest arch-enemy in a strange museum… Professor Challenger attempts a bold physics experiment… The Nyctalope and Judex unite to fights a fascist regime… Arsene Lupin faces the Devil Doctor… Irma Vep attempts a very risky robbery… Rotwang’s robots invade 14th century Spain… Spiridon the Giant Ant investigates a sinister plot… Edgar Poe is snartched from his time by the Philadelphia Experiment…


In this fifteenth volume of Tales of the Shadowmen, the only anthology dedicated to international heroes and villains of pulp literature, writers from England, France, Switzerland and the United States unite to pay homage to those great champions and master criminals who enchanted our adolescence.

US $23.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 300 pages

THE QUEEN OF THE FAYS & OTHER MARVELOUS TALES
edited, introduced & adapted by Brian Stableford
Stories by Catherine Bernard, François Fénelon, Louis de Mailly and Jean de Préchac.
cover by Mike Hoffman

This volume includes three tales by Catherine Bernard (1662-1712), one of the originators of contes de fées, that deliberately subvert not merely their narrative strategy, but also their entire mythology; two enigmatic allegories of French history as seen through the prism of faerie by Jean de Préchac (1647-1720); four stories by François Fénelon (1651-1715), and The Illustrious Fays, a collection of tales by Chevalier de Mailly (1657-1724), which shows how the contes de fées quickly became suited to very different narrative purposes.
 
The variety embraced by these stories is a striking illustration of the versatility of a format that seemed, at first, to be rather narrow. If some of stories seem more stereotyped and less ambitious, the spectrum they display is not lacking in color and variety, and the more flamboyant of them make significant additions to the imagery assembled by the core writers of the original school.


US $25.95 / GBP £15.99
5x8 trade paperback, 368 pages

FUNESTINE & OTHER ADVENTURES IN ROMANCIA
edited, introduced & adapted by Brian Stableford
stories by Guillaume-Hyacinthe Bougéant, Pierre-François Godard de Beauchamps and Catherine de Lintot.
cover by Mike Hoffman

 The remarkable stories included in this volume, published in the 1730s, show a marked evolution in the contes de fées, each being more substantial, and more imaginatively innovative than its predecessor.

Although they clearly attempt to take up where Baronne d’Aulnoy and Comtesse de Murat had been forced to leave off, in terms of their imaginative extravagance, their use of metamorphoses and their quirky employment of allegory exhibit a further development in the direction of the calculatedly absurd and the surreal.

These are not the only works of the period to extrapolate its licensed disorder to the chaotic brink of surrealism, but they do so more self-consciously than most. The stories gathered herein provide an intriguing kaleidoscopic pattern, and can justly be reckoned to be more than the sum of their parts.

Contents:
Introduction
Three contes de fées (1735) attributed to Catherine de Lintot:
   Timandre and Bleuette
   Prince Sincere
   Tendrebrun and Constance
The Marvelous Voyage of Prince Fan-Férédin in Romancia by Guillaume-Hyacinthe Bougéant (1788)
Funestine by Pierre-François Godard de Beauchamps (1737)


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 288 pages




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


Advance look at the cover!

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

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

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

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

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


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


A new series of Jules de Grandin cover art by Donato Giancola has finally been fully released.
These were created for the classic short stories by Seabury Quinn of his famous detective Jules de Grandin.
Commissioned by Night Shade Books for their new 5 volume compilation!
The full line of Giclee Prints are now available:
http://donatoart.com/store/jules-de-grandin/




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
MURANIA PRESS HOLIDAY-SEASON SALE!

Most Murania Press books will be available through New Year's Eve for 30 percent off cover price.
This is our biggest sustained sale ever, so don't miss your opportunity to get books at a terrific discount.


If you plan on purchasing our books as Christmas presents and want to receive them before December 24, we strongly advise you to buy sooner rather than later, as seasonal sales volume doubtless will add to the delays our printer is already experiencing.  At present it's taking two weeks for them to print and ship books. Most packages are sent from their South Carolina plant via UPS Ground, so customers on the west coast should add another week for delivery.

We can offer immediate shipping of a few titles on which we have extra copies already in stock.  To find out which ones please visit the site at muraniapress.com.


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

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

WHILE ORDERING AT THE MURANIA PRESS WEBSITE, PLEASE SEE OUR BLOG FOR AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

eBook: $3.99


Bold Venture Press
Now available in softcover and eBook editions!

A Griff and Fats crime novel

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

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

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

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






Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

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


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

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

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

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Happy Birthday Leigh Brackett!
- New!
Sensor Sweep: C. S. Lewis, Dennis Wheatley, Strange Detective, Convention De-platforming - New!
A Peep at the Spicy Pulps - New!
Short Reviews – Mousehole, by Stuart Harbour
Sensor Sweep: Christopher Tolkien, Robert Jordan, White Wolf, Outlaw King
Uncanny: How Marvel’s Spicies Saved Science Fiction
Weird Tales Remains Dead, Weirdbook Lives!
The Sapphire Goddess
The Return of Dargoll & Other Pulp Stories

The Complete Adventures of Jimmie Dale: Volume One
An Annotated Compilation of all five novels of the Gray Seal and the Tocsin (Volume 1)
By Frank L. Packard (Author), Michael Howard (Editor)

Now available!

In 1914 a character appeared who would permanently transform popular fiction. Frank Packard's Gray Seal melded elements from A. J. Raffles, Jimmy Valentine, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and Arsène Lupin, but those traits were combined with an entirely new concept: the gifted young man who conceals his identity behind a mask to fight crime in the big city.

It had never been done before and it's never stopped being done since. Jimmie Dale, the high society millionaire behind the Gray Seal persona, helped to launch the hero pulp boom of the 1930s and was a direct influence on the Green Hornet, the Spider, the Phantom, and especially The Shadow. The Gray Seal template was adopted by the comic book industry as well, and well into the Twenty-first Century continues to appear there, on television, and in the movies.

And now, for the first time ever the complete Jimmie Dale saga is being reprinted in a set of authoritative editions.

The personal papers of Gray Seal creator Frank Packard have been consulted for this project, along with various unpublished works of fiction by him that add further insight to the series.
Also, a detailed chronology has been established for the novels so they can be considered in their proper historical setting.
The definitive Gray Seal collection is finally here, beginning with the novel that forever changed adventure fiction - and the larger world of popular entertainment.


Paperback: 381 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

$17.99
This is the first of three volumes.
Volume 2 is anticipated in late 2019.


There is no eBook edition at this time.
The plan is to wait until all three volumes in the reprint series are completed in trade paperback editions, then combine them into a single eBook edition.



Conan The Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 2 - Coming in August!
By Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Rich Buckler


Illustrated By: Neal Adams, Rich Buckler, John Buscema, Gil Kane
ISBN: 9781302915148
Publisher: Marvel
Imprint: Marvel
On Sale: August 6, 2019
Format: HARDCOVER BOOK
Price: $125.00 ($158.00 In Canada)
Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Pages: 792

Description: The legend of Conan continues! Tired of the thieving life, Conan signs on as a mercenary for the warring kingdom of Turan. The enemy will tell of Conan's legendary skill in battle - if any of them live to tell the tale - but palace intrigue may prove more dangerous to the barbarian. After all, it's never wise to bed a wizard's woman. Then, Conan joins with Red Sonja for a multipart adventure. Last, but far from least, we present Roy Thomas and Gil Kane's never-before-reprinted GIANT-SIZE adaptation of "The Hour of the Dragon," the iconic story of how Conan became king and conqueror and met the woman who would become his wife. And it's all restored to the original coloring!

COLLECTING: CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1970) 27-51, ANNUAL (1973) 1, GIANT-SIZE CONAN (1974) 1-4 AND MATERIAL FROM SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) 1, 8 AND 10






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


Forgotten Books: DARK VALLEY DESTINY, The Life of Robert E. Howard, by L. Sprague de Camp, et al. (1983)  
 - New!
The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 9)   - New!
EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER Fights Crime! (1951-52)  - New!
CHARLIE CHAN and Carmine Infantino solve "The Hit and Run Murder Case" (1948)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: MASKED RIDER WESTERN (1934)  - New!
BIG LITTLE BOOKS Out West!  - New!
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color! "Bear-Trap Kill" (1952)  - New!
Forgotten Books: WILL EISNER'S SPIRIT ARCHIVES Vol. 1 (2000)
TEXAS RANGERS Pulp Paintings  
"Jesse James, King of the Bandits" by EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER (1952)  
Pulp Gallery: DETECTIVE TALES (1937)  
Movie Posters of 1922 (Part 1)  
Dan Turner, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE in Color!: "Off-Stage Kill" (1951)  
Forgotten Books: FAMOUS SOMEDAY by Don Herron

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Nathalie Charles-Henneberg’s Ysolde

Men of Violence No. 11  
Now in print: Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3  
Modern Age Books

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Quick Reviews: Phalanxes of Atlans by F. van Wyck Mason - New!
Jim Cawthorn -- Ten Years Gone - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 12/2/2018
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/25/2018
It All Began With Tarzan
The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/18/2018

The DMRtian Chronicles, 11/11/2018



Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!




Donato Giancola - Jules de Grandin cover art Giclee Prints!

A new series of Jules de Grandin cover art by Donato Giancola has finally been fully released.
These were created for the classic short stories by Seabury Quinn of his famous detective Jules de Grandin.
Commissioned by Night Shade Books for their new 5 volume compilation!
The full line of Giclee Prints are now available at the link below.

Heavy weight (300 gm) Archival Fine Art Paper
Created with a white border surrounding image
Signed and numbered by Donato
Embossed with the Donato Arts logo


Limited Edition Giclee Prints
18" x 24" Edition of 1000, $60

Set of all five covers, $199


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


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


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

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

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

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

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

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

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

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

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

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



For a look at additional artwork
click here


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Silver Fox Collectibles
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle Exclusive Offer: 24-inch tall Collectible Statue


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Silver Fox Collectibles are proud to announce the first in its “Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle” line, a 1:4 scale, 24-inch tall statue of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal jungle lord.



Silver Fox is delighted to announce its first statue under the Edgar Rice Burroughs license. Tarzan was written around 1912 and was a cultural sensation when it was introduced.Tarzan remains one of the most successful fictional characters to this day and is a cultural icon.
This statue is the first in the range of out 'Tarzan Lord of The Jungle' range of collectibles.

This statue stands an awesome 26'' tall with the base and have been beautifully sculpted and has amazing textures all over.

This Exclusive Version come with some additional features; There will be 3 Switch-Out forearms each one will be holding a different weapon, Knife, Spear & Bow. He also have a removable Quiver holding his Arrows which are fully removable and can be placed on the base as well.   

​This statue will be made of high quality polystone resin and each one will be hand painted and limited to 250 pieces worldwide.


Product Includes;
3 x Interchangeable Forearms with Bow & Arrows, Knife & Spear
1 x Base
1x Tarzan Mini Art Print
1x Certificate of Authenticity

Product Details::
License: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Scale: 1:4 Scale Statue
Manufacturer: Silver Fox Collectibles
Sculptor: Silver Fox Design Team
Product Size: 26" H (660mm) x 9.45" W (240mm)*
Product Weight: 44.09 lbs (20 kg)*

ELRIC HC VOLUME 3: WHITE WOLF - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
(Writer) Julien Blondel, Jean-Luc Cano (Art) Didier Poli & Various

The stunning adaptation of fantasy's greatest anti-hero! Michael Moorcock's Elric returns in this critically acclaimed comic series!
It has been a year since Elric of Melniboné abandoned his throne and his love. No longer the Albino Emperor, he sells his skills as warrior and wizard to the highest bidder, wielding his terrible Black Sword - and the Young Kingdoms know him as The White Wolf!


"Fully captures Elric's sense of utter decadence. The saga I would have written myself, had I thought of it first!" - Michael Moorcock

Hardcover, 64 pages, Full Color, $19.99








  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

November 2018
Baroness Orczy has not made an appearance on our pages in some time, and this month we remedy that problem with an historical romance, “The Revenge of Ur-Tasen,” pretty close to how it appeared in the June, 1900 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by J. Ambrose Walton.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

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


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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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



The Gods of Easter Island and other poems by Robert E. Howard - Now available!

Read by Donald Sidney-Fryer, and scored by Graham Plowman, this is the next installment in the "Weird Tales Poets" audio CD series.

Cover art by Jim and Ruth Keegan with liner notes by Morgan Holmes.
$12.95

CONTENTS:
Which Will Scarcely Be Understood
The Symbol
The Gods of Easter Island
The King and the Oak
The Heart of the Sea's Desire
A Lady's Chamber
Slumber
The Song of Horsa's Galley
The Legend of Tubal Cain
When the Gods Were Kings
Whispers on the Night Winds
The Gladiator and the Lady
I Praise My Nativity
The Last Word He Heard
A Challenge to Bast
The Call of Pan
The Dreams of Men
To A Nameless Woman 1
To A Nameless Woman 2
Song From an Ebony Heart
The Song of the Last Briton
An Echo from the Iron Harp
Cimmeria
The Road to Babel
Solomon Kane's Homecoming
Lines Written in the Realization that I Must Die




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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Haffner Press
Status update from the latest newsletter!

We've been very, very busy here at the Secret Moon Base. 2019 will be our most productive year since . . . well, ever.
We have more than a few open preorders that have been on our forthcoming list for longer than you (or we) desire.
So, let it be known that with one or two exceptions, 2019 will see all of our announced titles published.
Our next newsletter will give you a detailed status report on all of our open titles.



Haffner Press
THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER
By Manly Wade Wellman
Complete in two volumes!

Now available for pre-order!

John, whose last name is never revealed, is a wandering singer who carries a guitar strung with strings of pure silver. He is a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army as a sharpshooter (in the novel After Dark, he mentions that his highest rank was PFC). In his travels, he frequently encounters creatures and superstitions from the folk tales and superstitions of the mountain people. Though John has no formal education, he is self-taught, highly intelligent and widely read; it is implied that his knowledge of occult and folk legendarium is of Ph.D level. This knowledge has granted him competent use of white magic, which he has used on occasion to overcome enemies or obstacles, but it is primarily his courage, wit and essential goodness that always enables him to triumph over supernatural evils (although the silver strings of his guitar and his possession of a copy of The Long Lost Friend are also powerful tools in fighting evil magic), while basic Army training allows him to physically deal with human foes.

The stories are rich in the customs and lore of the region and many of the folk songs John sings are authentic as well. Wellman did introduce some original songs and legends but his creations blend seamlessly with the traditional material. Whereas Tolkien integrated Northern mythology into his mythos, and C.S. Lewis the European Fairy Tales of yore, Wellman’s stories are drenched in the folktales and songs of old Americana; the haunting stories of the slaves and the tall tales of the Revolution, strange beasts, witch-women, and dark apparitions. As famed author Karl Edward Wagner wrote: “These stories are chilling and enchanting, magical and down-to-earth, full of wonder and humanity. They are fun. They are like nothing else you’ve read before.”—Adapted from Wikipedia


Complete in Two Volumes!
Smythe-sewn Hardcovers

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Pre-Order price: $90

Stories:
"O Ugly Bird!"
"The Desrick on Yandro"
"Vandy, Vandy"
"One Other"
"Call Me from the Valley"
"The Little Black Train"
"Shiver in the Pines"
"Walk Like a Mountain"
"On the Hills and Everywhere"
"Old Devlins Was A-Waiting"
"Nine Yards of Other Cloth"
"Then I Wasn't Alone"
"You Know the Tale of Hoph"
"Blue Monkey"
"The Stars Down There"
"Find the Place Yourself"
"I Can't Claim That"
"Who Else Could I Count On"
"John's My Name"
"Why They're Named That"
"None Wiser for the Trip"
"Nary Spell"
"Trill Coster's Burden"
"The Spring"
"Owls Hoot in the Daytime"
"Can These Bones Live?"
"Nobody Ever Goes There"
"Where Did She Wander?"

Novels
The Old Gods Waken (1979)
After Dark (1980)
The Lost and the Lurking (1981)
The Hanging Stones (1982)
The Voice of the Mountain (1984)

That's right. All the stories. All the novels (the most recent of which has been out of print for nearly 35 years!).

If you're acquainted with our previous Manly Wade Wellman volume, THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE, then you know what to expect and won't want to miss this important edition of one of the finest literary creations in all of weird fiction.





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

Now available for pre-order!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Pre-order price: $45.00


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

Coming soon & available for pre-order!

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

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

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

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


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

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

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

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

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

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



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

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




Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
February 2019

BROTHERS KEEPERS
Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Paul Mann
Read A Sample Chapter


"FORGIVE ME, FATHER, FOR I HAVE RENTED."

What will a group of monks do when their century-old monastery in New York City is threatened with demolition to make room for a new high-rise? Anything they have to. "Though Shalt Not Steal" is only the first of the Commandments to be broken as the saintly face off against the unscrupulous over that most sacred of relics, a Park Avenue address.

Returning to bookstores for the first time in three decades, BROTHERS KEEPERS offers not only a master class in comedy from one of the most beloved mystery writers of all time but also a surprisingly heartfelt meditation on loss, temptation, and how we treat our fellow man.


First appearance in bookstores in 30 years!
Donald E. Westlake is a multiple Edgar Award winner—and a nominee for the Academy Award!

April 2019

A BLOODY BUSINESS
Dylan Struzan
Cover art by Drew Struzan
Read A Sample Chapter


"Dylan Struzan has delivered a soaring treat for those of us who love mobster history, a sprawling saga drawn not from rumor or recycled myth, but directly from the horse’s mouth. Her exploration of mob life and the shadow empires the bootleggers built is an exhilarating rush, a must-read."

FRANK DARABONT, director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption


ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROHIBITION, LEARN WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

In 1919, the National Prohibition Act was passed, making it illegal across America to produce, distribute, or sell liquor. With this act, the U.S. Congress also created organized crime as we know it. Italian, Jewish, and Irish mobs sprang up to supply the suddenly illegal commodity to the millions of people still eager to drink it. Men like Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone in Chicago and Nucky Johnson in Atlantic City, waged a brutal war for power in the streets and on the waterfronts. But if you think you already know this story...think again, since you’ve never seen it through the eyes of one the mobsters who lived it.

Called "one of the most significant organized crime figures in the United States" by the U.S. District Attorney, Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo was just 15 years old when Prohibition became law. Over the next decade, Alo would work side by side with Lansky and Luciano as they navigated the brutal underworld of bootlegging, thievery and murder. Alo’s later career included prison time and the ultimate Mob tribute: being immortalized as "Johnny Ola" in The Godfather, Part II.

Introduced to the 91-year-old Alo living in retirement in Florida, Dylan Struzan based this book on more than 50 hours of recorded testimony—stories Alo had never shared, and that he forbid her to publish until "after I’m gone." Alo died, peacefully, two months short of his 97th birthday. And now his stories—bracing and violent, full of intrigue and betrayal, hunger and hubris—can finally be told.

First publication ever!
At nearly 200,000 words, this is the longest book Hard Case Crime has ever published, covering the entire 13 years of Prohibition, 1920-1933
With cover art and 24 interior illustrations by Drew Struzan, one of the most acclaimed movie poster painters of all time

July 2019

THE TRIUMPH OF THE SPIDER MONKEY
Joyce Carol Oates
Cover art by Robert McGinnis
Read A Sample Chapter


INSIDE THE MIND OF THE MANIAC

Abandoned as a baby in a bus station locker, shuttled from one abusive foster home and detention center to another, Bobbie Gotteson grew up angry, hurting, damaged. His hunger to succeed as a musician brought him across the country to Hollywood, but along with it came his seething rage, his paranoid delusions, and his capacity for acts of shocking violence.

Unavailable for 40 years, THE TRIUMPH OF THE SPIDER MONKEY is an eloquent, terrifying, heartbreaking exploration of madness by one of the most acclaimed authors of the past century. This definitive edition for the first time pairs the original novel with a never-before-collected companion novella by Joyce Carol Oates, unseen since its sole publication in a literary journal nearly half a century ago, which examines the impact of Gotteson’s killing spree on a woman who survived it, as seen through the eyes of the troubled young man hired by a private detective to surveil her...

First publication in 40 years, and first publication ever with the lost Joyce Carol Oates companion novella "Love, Careless Love," unseen anywhere outside of a literary journal in 1974
Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most acclaimed authors of the past century, a National Book Award winner and six-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
Features a new cover painting by the legendary Robert McGinnis








Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMP DAILIES HC VOLUME 14 1956 -1957 - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books; it has frequently been copied but never equaled. Included in this volume are seven complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Shoplifters," "The Heavyweight Champion"  "Wambo the Gambler," "The White Princess," "The Valley of No Return," "The Crown Jewels of Corba," and "The Scorpia." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs.

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







 
Hermes Press: PHANTOM COMPLETE SUNDAYS HC VOLUME 05 1953-1957 - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Wilson McCoy

The long anticipated fifth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Wilson McCoy, arrives! As with Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection. Presented in Volume Five of the Complete Sundays are twelve storylines which encompass, "Madcap Miriam" (May 31, 1953- Oct 19, 1953) to "The Rattle" (August 26, 1956- January 13, 1957). In addition to the strips this volume contains documentary materials and a detailed essay.

Hardcover, 9x13, 192 pages, Full Color, $65.00




   

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Behind-the-Scenes
- New!
Marvin Albert Westerns
Revisiting Some Sword-And-Sorcery
Perilous Momentum
Magician’s Skull 2


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC STORY QUARTERLY, Spring 1950

Contents:
THE HIDDEN WORLD by Edmond Hamilton
A VISIT TO VENUS by Festus Pragnell
CHILDREN OF THE RAY by J. Harvey Haggard
THE MOLTEN BULLET by Anthony Rud
RED SHARDS ON CERES by Raymond Z. Gallun
THE STAR SLAVER by Carter Sprague
THE IDEAL by Stanley G. Weinbaum
DEATH AT THE OBSERVATORY by John Russell Fearn
COSMIC STAGE by Robert Arthur
TRESPASS by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 162 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


FIRST EDITION and MAGAZINE TEXTS

THE  MARS TRILOGY Volume 2
By Edgar Rice Burroughs


Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 358 pages
Retail Price $24.95
Our Price $20.00

 



JAMES BOND ORIGIN #4 - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Bob Q
Cover A: John Cassaday
Cover B: Kev Walker
Cover C: Wilfredo Torres
Cover D: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover E: Bob Q

"Rocket Sea" continues…Forced to surface in enemy waters, a damaged Royal Navy submarine docks at a mysterious island for repairs.
Lieutenant James Bond leads a hunting expedition across the island. But while hunting beasts, he discovers a far more dangerous prey...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
 
 
   
 
 



JOE GOLEM #4 (OF 5) THE DROWNING CITY - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (Art) Peter Bergting (Cover) David Palumbo

The occult detective and his unlikely accomplice follow a hunch to a sunken cemetery in search of any information about a missing medium, but unknowingly lead their enemies to the same place.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




LONE RANGER VOLUME 3 #3 - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Bob Q (Cover) John Cassaday

Through trickery and guile, Tonto and The Lone Ranger foil the evil ranchers' land grab, forcing them to turn to the deadliest bounty hunter in the west- a fop, a dandy, and a cannibal named Connor.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Hopalong Cassidy meets Judy Canova - New!
The Latest Books from Bear Manor Media
Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre
Dark Fantasy: A Warning about OTR eBooks
Forever and a Day: The origin of James Bond


Matthew Reilly: THE THREE SECRET CITIES (Jack West, Jr.) - Now available!

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


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




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

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

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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


Mystery*File - Now online!

A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND – The Darkness at Windon Manor.
- New!
A Pulp Fiction Review by David Vineyard: FLORENCE M. PETTEE – The Exploits of Beau Quicksilver.
Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: Two by D. B. NEWTON
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Where Angels Fear to Tread.”  
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: LARS ANDERSON “The Domino Lady Collects.”  
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD SALE “Chiller-Diller.”

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Black Spectre

Dr. Vigilante
Captain Hawklin
Super Savant

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Chivalry" by Gordon Young from ADVENTURE, Mid March 1919
   A sentimental yarn about a hardnosed buccaneer of the streets meeting a young girl who had been fleeced of her life’s savings by a Madame currently resting from the police. Though not one to associate with women, “Whiteyâ€? Dick decides to get the girl’s money back and send her home to Kentucky.
 
"Poisoned Hearts" by Ted Coughlan from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, October, 1945
Captain Conway has a difficult mystery to solve when grim death strikes down Rex Harvey in an inexplicable manner!

"Peon of the Snows" by Chart Pitt from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, March 24, 1917
A retired trapper finds a plea for help from his former partner and goes back to the snow country to rescue him.





The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Pulp Radio: The Shadow - "The Mark of the Bat"
- New!
The Science Fiction Legacy of Marvel - New!
A Quick Peep at the Spicy Pulps
Uncanny: How Marvel's Spicies Saved Science Fiction
Pulp Era Writing Advice from Stan Lee
How I Write, by Norvell Page


Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Recipe For A Husband
- New!
Vengeance Waits At The Door
The Complete Adventures of Jimmie Dale Volume One
Bones of Brooklyn
No Victory Without Scars
Angkor Cloth Angkor Gold  


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

The Klondike gold rush @ the Fairbanks Community Museum
Link Roundup Nov 2018
Western author Norman A. Fox's website, maintained by his family  
Crazy Cows and Horrified Horses - The western art of George Harrison Wert
Pulp Phenomenon - Harold Hersey


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

New Pulp Author Debra DeLorme - New!
To Even The Odds
Introducing New Pulp Author Jeff Deischer
The Black Bat Novel That Disappeared
The Ninja
The Devil's Mirror
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #86 Audiobook
The Spider and His Hobo Army

by Norvile Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Murder and destruction had momentarily stupefied the nation. The zero hour had come. The vast and insidious Order of the Double Cross was ready to blast America from the face of the earth! Could Dick Wentworth, alias the Spider, wounded and at bay, crush the minions of the Double Cross, with only a handful of ragged, tatter-demalion hoboes who had rescued him and imbued him with a strange, new courage?
 
Norvell W. Page, a newspaperman and pulp author, was the primary architect behind the Spider. Writing under the pseudonym of Grant Stockbridge, he remade the Spider into his own psychic twin, often dressing up as the Master of Men when delivering his monthly manuscripts.



He spoke often of the Spider’s motivations. “Yes, Richard Wentworth was a murderer in the eyes of the law—a butcher who had slain a hundred, a thousand of his fellow men. They took no account of the fact he killed only those who richly deserved to die, that he alone had prevented a score of master criminals from overwhelming the forces of law and order.
 
“Oh, there had been personal reasons behind his initial foray beyond the law—a dear friend was being framed out of life and honor and home. And there had been the example of his father, who had died when Wentworth was scarcely in his teens, a great lawyer murdered by criminals because he had dared defy them to save an innocent man they had made their scapegoat.”
 
In a letter to a Spider fan, Norvell W. Page wrote, “Think of me as Wentworth, if you will. The line between us is not too distinct.”
 
Nick Santa Maria once again brings the Spider to life in The Spider and His Hobo Army. Originally published in The Spider magazine, November, 1940.

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

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5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
 
From the very air itself came that strange and ghastly death. It seemed to be everywhere, weaving a weird pattern of terror. Barricaded doors could not keep it out. The brains and bullets of the law could not combat it. Only one man fought to trace it to its horror home. And that man was Secret Agent “X”. But Agent “X” was checkmated by the one he loved best.



The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
Other characters prior to Secret Agent “X” crossed the line between crime and weird horror. Paul Chadwick’s Wade Hammond is a character cast in the Sam Spade hard boiled detective mold who confronted bouncing balls of electric death and the like in every case. The Spider stands as another instance, but the authors behind Secret Agent “X” truly brought the sub genre where mystery meets menace into its own.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Subterranean Scourge, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, June 1936 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.

 
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $9.99
Audio CDs - $19.99

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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Jungle Stories #56 eBook
Spring 1953

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Ki-Gor, son of the jungle! Orphaned son of missionary Robert Kilgour, raised in the jungle, he grew to a six foot bronzed-skin giant who ruled the jungles. Joined by Helen Vaughn, his fiance and later wife, Timbo George, the Masai chief, and N'Geeso, the chief of a Pygmy tribe, this band of adventurers roam the wilds of Africa in a series of pulp magazine stories that began in 1939 and ended with the last published story in 1954. Now, Ki-Gor is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
A Great Book-length Ki-Gor Novel
The Silver Witch
by John Peter Drummond
“Fight me and you surely die,” the evil enchantress of the swamps warned Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle. And with a reckless laugh he met her challenge, racing into battle against the bloodless, fleshless warriors of the immortal Silver Witch.
 
Angel In The Jungle — Exciting Jungle Novelet
by Lawton Ford
Spenser Frost trekked the bush from the Cape to the blue Nile; from Mombasa to Nigeria. But never had he seen the likes of this frail, young subaltern fresh from Sandhurst who was scheduled to lead a rebellious safari to Thunder Pass in the realm of the fierce, white-hating Amerrara. “Murder, pure murder,” Frost breathed.
 
Spears Of Fire — Exciting Jungle Novelet
by Alexander Wallace
A fortune in black wood — for any man with skin tough enough to shed barbed arrows; whose stomach could hold poisoned drink; whose heart was stout enough to withstand the treacherous Amofti tree-spirits. A fortune in mahogany... for Hardisty... if he lived long enough to take it.
 
Gorilla! Gorilla! — Short Story Of African Intrigue
by Anson Slaughter
The gorilla feeding grounds this hot Congo morning was strangely quiet and tense. Before dusk, the troop knew, the envious, wild young bull, Sarto, would challenge Kongnor, the great but aged silver-backed leader.
 
Ndembo! — Short Story Of African Intrigue
by M. E. Counselman
Kulonga’s “Ndembo Death” was indeed a superior miracle. But his resurrection — the villagers feared — would shake the very foundation of all great jungle juju.


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

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


RED SONJA HOLIDAY SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
(Writer) Amy Chu, Erik Burnham (Art) Ricardo Jaime (Cover) Leonardo Romero

Sonja reminisces about the time she and Sir Max rescued a drunk Santa from the Grinch (Kulan Gath of course!) and learns the true meaning of Christmas.

40 pages, Full Color, $4.99





RED SONJA / TARZAN #6 - Arriving in comic shops December 12!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani
Cover A: Walter Geovani  
Cover B: Sergio Davila
Cover C: Aaron Lopresti
Cover D: Robert Castro

The Lord of the Jungle and the She-Devil with a Sword finish their battle with the evil Eson Duul in the world-hopping, time-traveling epic conclusion!
After their lives, families, and worlds are put on the line, will Red Sonja and Tarzan be able to stop the most dangerous hunter either has ever faced?
Or will the coldblooded killer find himself the most fearsome warrior left alive?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
    
 
 

 


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE GREAT ARABIAN ADVENTURE SERIAL
THE DESERT HAWK

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


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

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



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

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

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

Meredith Beyers (1899-1996)-Part Two
Meredith Beyers (1899-1996)-Part One   
Sylvia Leone Mahler (1900-1972)  
Edna Bell Seward (1877-1963)
F. Georgia Stroup (1882-1952)
The Eleventh Hour
Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part Two
Paul Ernst (1899-1985)-Part One