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2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
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The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair

2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Convention Reports







21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective – June 1946

"The Case of the Murdered Mendicant" by Robert Wallace
 When innocent victims are struck down in a fiendish campaign
 for millions in loot, the Phantom, man of a thousand faces, takes the trail and battles against perilous criminal odds!
Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he goes into action when mysterious terror stalks!
 
"Obituary" by Wayland Rice
 A reporter courts trouble by signing a murder story
 "Live Wire" by Roger Torrey
 Insurance Investigator BiII Keogh trails a cache of stolen gems
 "Pay or Die" by Anthony Tompkins
 The thousand-dollar bills looked suspicious to G-man Gleason
 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

   
7x10, 98 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – June 1938

"Murder In the Void" by Edmond Hamilton
 "The Dual World" by Arthur K. Barnes
 "Terror In Utopia" by Paul Ernst
 "The Reinmuth Rider" by John Victor Peterson
 "The Man Who Looked Like Steinmetz" by Robert Moore Williams
 "Wings Across the Cosmos" by Polton Cross
 "The Year of Unreason" by J. Harvey Haggard
 "The Great Illusion" by Will Garth
 "Time On My Hands" by Mort Weisinger
 
 Cover Artist: Howard Brown

   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95






Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES, CONSULTING DETECTIVE VOLUME 9
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Volume 9.”

Once again, hidden on the fog shrouded streets of London are heinous criminals set upon their nefarious schemes. All that stands in their way are two men, stalwart and unafraid to take on villainy in all its insidious disguises; Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

“Every single time we put out a new volume, our Sherlock Holmes fans are delighted,” says Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Honestly, they devour each one and then within weeks of a new release, I’m getting mail asking when the next one is coming out. The popularity of these characters appears to be as strong as ever to readers around the world.”

In this, the ninth entry in this bestselling series, the crime solving companions tackle five brand new mysteries that are totally unique from any of their previous adventures. Among these; an entire crew of a shoreline light house vanishes during a raging storm, one of Watson’s old army colleagues is accused of murder and a former Baker Street Irregular seeks out their aid on behalf of his crippled father. These three cases and two others are brilliantly delivered by writers I.A. Watson, Fred Adams Jr., Erik Franklin and Aaron Smith. Proving once again there is only one Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective.

Airship 27 Productions’ Art Director, Rob Davis provides the black and white interior illustrations as he has done with all previous volumes and Adam Shaw delivers a truly striking cover.  Sure to be another winner from the leading publisher in New Pulp fiction.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
BLACK MASK (Spring 2017)
by Carroll John Daly, Roger Torrey, Richard Sale, T.T. Flynn, Frank Gruber, Cyril Plunkett, William R. Cox, and others

Now available!

The greatest detective magazine of all time is back for another collection of the best in hard-boiled fiction.
Featuring classic material from the vaults of Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and other high-quality pulp magazines.
This issue issue is headlined by an all-new story by Carroll John Daly, the creator of Race Williams.

110+ pages
$14.95 softcover
$5.99 eBook

Altus Press

Altus Press
FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES (Spring 2017)
by Lester Dent, H.M. Appel, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, Arthur J. Burks, Francis James, and others

Now available!

Another installment of the classic fantasy title, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, featuring a brand new, never-before published story by Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage!
Also featuring several stories from the Popular Publications archives.

110+ pages
$14.95 softcover
$5.99 eBook

Altus Press


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Releases New Issues of Black Mask and Famous Fantastic Mysteries
- New!
Altus Press Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill
Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3
Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Altus Press Releases The Major Vol. 2 and The Moon Man Vol. 4
 

Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #2: CRIMSON DOOM
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

“The President’s son will be returned if you send us Captain Ayres in exchange.”
From the enemy camp came this message.
And as Dusty answered, he knew he was starting on the greatest mission of the war,
was going to play a lone hand against the Black Invaders, who sought to crush America beneath their barbarous wings!
An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $12.95

Altus Press


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE AIR ADVENTURES OF GALES & MCGILL, VOLUME 1: 1927–29
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by John Locke

Now available!

Meet Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond.
Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East of the 1920s.
Discover Frederick Nebel’s place as a major producer for the rough paper pages of the Fiction House line of magazines with an in-depth introduction by John Locke.

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $28.95 softcover

Altus Press



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops May 3!

DOC SAVAGE SUPERPACK #2: "Origins and Endings" with exclusive art prints
Sanctum Books collects TEN key adventures of the Man of Bronze in a groundbreaking collection by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." Doc Savage and his Iron Men are introduced in "The Man of Bronze" and "The Land of Terror," while his adventurous cousin Patricia debuts in "Brand of the Werewolf." This instant collector's item also showcases Doc's final pulp adventures, "Return from Cormoral" and "Up from Earth's Center," plus "The Red Spider," the long-lost novel that was unearthed and printed decades later—PLUS four additional pulp classics and "Doc Savage, Supreme Adventurer," the long-buried 1932 prototype adventure of the pulp era's greatest superhero! This classic pulp collection features a foreword by Lester Dent, iconic art prints by Walter Baumhofer and Bob Larkin and original color covers by George Rozen, Emery Clarke, Walter Swenson, Baumhofer and Larkin, plus Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical articles by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-227-8 Softcover, 7x10, 544 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops May 3
!

THE SHADOW Volume 117: "Master of Flame" & "Town of Hate"
The Shadow battles murderous arsonists in thrill-packed pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness hunts a masked mastermind who uses a stolen invention to become the "Master of Flame." Then, Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane search for a sinister arsonist who attacks a "Town of Hate" with deadly lightning from the sky! Finally, The Shadow must unmask the murderous firebug called The Salamander to clear an ex-con and discover the strange secret of "The Lizard of Fire" in a lost radio adventure by science fiction legend Alfred Bester! This hot instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney (reproduced from the original oil painting) and Modest Stein with the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 978-1-60877-228-5, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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



Argosy Communications
THE SPIDER: JUSTICE BEGINS
(Writer) Joel Frieman (Art) Ryan Cody (Cover) Greg Luzniak, Bob Wiacek

 Arriving in comic shops May 3!

World famous as the foremost action hero in pulp fiction, The Spider drives a sleek, black specially outfitted car to battle evil. According to Harry Steeger, his creator, The Spider origin adventure begins! Plus: Wizards of High Street — a Munsey Mansion Adventure — with the green Mr. Grun, Iron Man, Thaw the Viking, and the mysterious Dr. Ahab.

Softcover, 6x9, 48 pages, B&W, $7.00




Argosy Communications

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
SANCTUARY FALLS by Wayne Reinagel

Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein
Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's
Nightscape Doule Feature, Volume One with David W. Edwards
Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss: These Alien Skies

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!

Audible Studios
Partners of Peril Audible Book – Unabridged
Maxwell Grant (Author), Angelo Di Loreto (Narrator), Kevin Pariseau (Narrator), Jonathan Davis (Narrator), Marc Vietor (Narrator), Jay Snyder (Narrator), full cast (Narrator)

Now available for download!

In this full-cast production of the classic pulp novel, The Shadow investigates as, one by one, the partners in a chemical company die mysterious deaths.

The plot of Partners of Peril and much of the action is almost identical to "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate", the very first Batman story in Detective Comics #27, which appeared some years later. In fact the creators of Batman acknowledged they drew their inspiration for the Caped Crusader from this classic Shadow story.


©1935, 1936, 1937 Street & Smith Publications, Inc. Renewed 1962, 1963, 1964 by Condé Nast Publications, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Listening Length: 4 hours and 47 minutes
$14.95



Audible Studios
Partners of Peril CD – Unabridged
Maxwell Grant (Author), Angelo Di Loreto (Narrator), Kevin Pariseau (Narrator), Jonathan Davis (Narrator), Marc Vietor (Narrator), Jay Snyder (Narrator), full cast (Narrator)

Coming June 6!

In this full-cast production of the classic pulp novel, The Shadow investigates as, one by one, the partners in a chemical company die mysterious deaths.

The plot of Partners of Peril and much of the action is almost identical to "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate", the very first Batman story in Detective Comics #27, which appeared some years later. In fact the creators of Batman acknowledged they drew their inspiration for the Caped Crusader from this classic Shadow story.


©1935, 1936, 1937 Street & Smith Publications, Inc. Renewed 1962, 1963, 1964 by Condé Nast Publications, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Pre-order: $9.99



Black Dog Books
SOMEDAY I'LL KILL YOU!
by Seabury Quinn, Gene Christie (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!

“The best writer since Poe.”—a Weird Tales reader

Through the popularity of his occult detective Jules de Grandin, the name Seabury Quinn is synonymous with the weird mystery.
Seabury Quinn was a versatile author who wrote hundreds of works for various genres.

Someday I’ll Kill You! makes available all of Quinn’s non-series stories published outside of Weird Tales between 1925 and 1963.

Combining the intrigue of the detective story with the excitement of the adventure story, Someday I’ll Kill You! is a collection of murder and mayhem at its best, showcasing Seabury Quinn as a master of his craft.

Edited and with an introduction by Gene Christie.


First book publication.
Softcover, 288 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
THE TRAIL OF BLOOD
by Murray Leinster, Tom Roberts (Editor, Cover Design), Garyn G. Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

From the arid desert to the arctic wastes, adventure takes many paths.
Journey with master storyteller Murray Leinster as he guides the reader on a series of thrilling exploits in remote locales around the globe.

* Ju-Ju—A novel-length adventure of weird magic on the Dark Continent, reprinted from the legendary Thrill Book.
* The Trail of Blood—Along a jungle route bathed in scarlet did Wellington follow a long path of conquest.
* Tuilagi—Little did Wade know when he sought refuge on this island of beauty how close behind death lurked.
* Jungle Stream—Life was never the same after Hepple and Schmidt steamed the Mariposita up the Amazon.
* Sharks—A man learns that in the South Seas one has to be wary of shark —not only the finned kind, but the human kind as well.

These and fifteen other pulse-pounding tales are collected, many for the first time, in The Trail of Blood.


First book publication.
Softcover, 364 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
MURDER: STRICTLY PRIVATE
by Norvell Page, Tom Roberts (Editor), James Reasoner (Introduction)

Now available!

From the author of The Spider comes the amorous investigations of crack reporter Bill Carter.

A wide swath of crime sweeps its way through upper crust society in Miami. The slow action of the police does little to appease the outrage of the privileged. In steps Bill Carter, crack investigative journalist. His detective works drags him from the ballroom to the boudoir, dogging every lead and loose skirt.

For the first time the complete cases of Bill Carter are collecting into one volume. Follow along as Carter unravels such pulse-pounding mysteries as “The Chinese Garden Murders,” “The Clue of the Blue Stain,” “Death Plays Knock-Knock,” and seventeen other thrilling cases . . . while kissing a few distressed dames in the process.

With an introduction by award-winning author James Reasoner.


First book publication.
Softcover, 292 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
PATHS OF FIRE
by Albert Richard Wetjen, Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Lovers of exotic adventure will welcome this new collection. Filled with excitement and clever drama, these stories cover murder, intrigue, stolen pearls, gun smuggling, mutiny and a fight for treasure!

Albert Richard Wetjen has been compared to John Masefield, while the O. Henry Awards said “he is in direct line of succession to Joseph Conrad.” As a writer of sea stories, Wetjen was equally adept at penning fiction for the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s and Good Housekeeping, while also catering to readers in Blue Book, Adventure and Action Stories. Wetjen left home at age thirteen for a life at sea, carrying on the traditions of his sailing forefathers.

These stories vividly display his intimate knowledge of the habits of sailors. But this collection is more than just a chronicle of man’s struggle against the relentless sea. Grim humor, pathos and tragedy are skillfully blended to make Paths of Fire entertaining from cover to cover. With a biographical introduction by Tom Roberts.


First book publication.
Softcover, 322 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #17
Now available!
Recognizing the Gangster Pulps and the Red Circle Publications
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

CONTENTS

The Gang Pulps
“The NEW Gangster Story,” by Joseph Lichtblau, “Underworld, Gangster, G-Men, Etc.,” by Harold Hersey, “Two Magazines Suspend Under Sumner Threat,” by Anon., “Gangsters Real and Fictional,” by George Hagenauer

Art Focus
“Tom Lovell: The Hersey Years,” by Tom Roberts, “Steranko: Daydreams, Nightmares, and Other Obsessions ,” “Steranko Sounds Off!,” by Tom Roberts

The Red Circle of Menace
“Have You a Little Sadism in Your Dome?” by Harry Adler, “Meet the Editor: Robert O. Erisman,” by Anon., “An Interview with Abe Goodman,” by Robert Weinberg, “A Short History and Checklist of Martin Goodman’s Pulp Publications” by Gene Christie

Fiction Section
“Pineapples!,” by Robert Leslie Bellem, “The Gargoyles of Madness,” by Russell Grey

In Memoriam
“My Life In Science Fiction,” by David Kyle, “I Remember David A. Kyle,” by John D. Coker III, “David Kyle: A Life of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams,” by John D. Coker III

Film Focus
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2017,” by Ed Hulse


Softcover, 130 pages, $14.95




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, VOLUME ONE -- PRIDE OF THE PULPS
Coming next week!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

For more than 14 years, Blood 'n' Thunder chronicled the evolution of adventure, mystery and melodrama in pulp fiction, radio drama, comic strips, and motion pictures produced in the first five decades of the Twentieth Century. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written by hobbyists, historians, and academics, the non-fiction pieces in Blood 'n' Thunder raised the bar for scholars of American popular culture.

This anthology collects some of the most memorable works to grace the journal's pages, along with the illustrations that accompanied their initial publication. Such popular pulp heroes as The Spider and Doc Savage are explored. Early multi-media appearances of famous fictional characters Zorro, Tarzan, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Green Hornet are covered in depth. Lengthy biographical essays profile such giants of the pulp-magazine industry as publisher Frank A. Munsey, writer Gordon Young, and artist Norman Saunders. The Golden Age of American popular culture is celebrated in each and every selection, with Blood 'n' Thunder contributors offering previously unreported and long-forgotten facts. Painting a vivid picture of a bygone era, the material contained herein is not only educational but entertaining as well.

If you've read about but not tried Blood 'n' Thunder for yourself, here's a great way to sample the zine.

Who knows, the Sampler just might inspire you to buy all the back issues and see what you've missing!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.




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

Now Available for Shipping: THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER SAMPLER - New!
Murania’s First Release of 2017
September 30: Collectibles for Sale Section Update
Collectibles Section Updated

PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!


Bold Venture Press
MURDER ON THE WAY!
by Theodore Roscoe

Now available!

An ancient château in Haiti is the scene of one of the most blood-curdling series of murders in the history of the island. Who was the murderer—man, beast or some supernatural being?

An artist and his girlfriend attend her uncle's funeral on the island of Haiti, where they encounter the deep vein of Voodoo superstition. The legend of living souls trapped in dead bodies becomes a frightening reality as they witness a Zombie resurrection. The tale, by the well-traveled pulp fiction author Theodore Roscoe, captured his sense of awe and terror surrounding such a monster in the very place that would have given rise to it. His first-hand experience during his travels in Haiti taught him of such legends and he used them effectively in Murder on the Way!

Thus, well before the Zombie came to represent today's flesh-eating cinematic monster of lore, Roscoe's story (published by the New York Dodge Publishing Company in 1935) unravels impossible shootings, inexplicable disappearances, and the stirrings of rebellion. These are the background elements for this most unforgettable weekend house-party in the heart of Zombie madness.
Theodore Roscoe (1906–1992) wrote for a variety of pulp fiction magazines while travelling the world. Following World War II he was commissioned by the United States Naval Institute to write detailed histories about submarine and destroyer operations. Roscoe became a Scribner’s author under Burroughs Mitchell with novels To Live and Die in Dixie! and Only in New England. The prolific writer was among the first to see declassified documents connected to the Lincoln assassination, resulting in his work The Web of Conspiracy, which became the basis for a television docudrama.


Softcover, 5.5" x 8.5", 250 pages, $14.95
eBook edition $3.99




Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #1
Drones of the Ravaging Wind

by Stuart Hopen
Now available!

In the hellish days of World War I, after President Woodrow Wilson is slain, a strange assortment of adventurers band together to fight the dreaded Mysteriarchs of the Abyss -- an ancient and vilified order of wizards, or demigods, or fallen angels. With their insatiable appetite for destruction, the Mysteriarchs would sow the seeds of nothingness and reap a harvest of eternal horror -- transforming the War to End All Wars into the War to End All But War!

Softcover, 8.5" x 11", 130 pages, $14.95






THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

The Pulps Were Not Kids Literature - New!
Hello Sailor! - New!
How Not To Write Pulp: Brood of the Witch Queen - New!
Ship of Ishtar, part ten
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: Who Fears the Devil? By Manly Wade Wellman
GUEST POST: Rick Stump on the Dawn of Sword & Sorcery
Audaciously Weird: my favorite kind of SF story


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

Forgotten Books: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY by Ian Fleming  
 - New!
Johnny Weissmuller as JUNGLE JIM (1948-1950)  - New!
NEW! The FREDRIC BROWN Mystery Library from Haffner Press  - New!
WEIRD TALES 62, 63 & 64 (1929)  - New!
Pulp Paintings by FRANK PAUL
THE LONE RANGER's Painted Covers (1954/55)


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Galaxy Magabook No. 2
- New!
Seaman Thomas Gilchrist  
Avengers of the Moon  
Project Updates

Domino Lady: Sex as a Weapon Audible Book – Unabridged - Now available!
Kalinda Little (Narrator), Joan Hansen (Author), K. G. McAbee (Author), C. J. Henderson (Author), Bobby Nash (Author), Chuck Dixon (Author), Ron Fortier (Author), Nancy Holder (Author), James Chambers (Author), Martin Powell (Author)

Los Angeles, the 1930s. The city of angels. Just beneath the surface is a city stinking of corruption with criminal bosses and politicians squeezing the life out of the city. Stunned by the murder of her crusading politician father, socialite Ellen Patrick determines to bring her father's killers to justice - at any cost! Donning a distinctive white dress and a black domino mask, she becomes the Domino Lady, one of the sexiest - and most elusive - crime fighters of all time. Nine tales of one of the world's first female masked crime fighters.

Lori Gentile - editor
Listening Length: 10 hours and 51 minutes
$21.83




Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
THE TARZAN TWINS
By Martin Powell and Artguello Süllow
Now online!

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. has announced a new comics series, The Tarzn Twins, written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Artguello Süllow.
The series is based on the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but Powell has expanded the adventure considerably. Kree-gah!!


You can view 4 free sample strips at the link below.
The comic strips are created exclusively for the ERB Comics site and always available when you subscribe for only $1.99 a month.
You can also subscribe annually for $21.99.








EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES TPB - Arriving in comic shops May 3!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

Caesar's birth in the original Planet of the Apes films was a result of the time travel at the core of that story. Tim Seeley (Revival) and David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) relocate that birth to nineteenth-century Africa, where Caesar crosses paths with Tarzan, leading to a much different fate for man and ape.  Drawing deeply from the Tarzan novels and the Apes films, Seeley and Walker run Caesar and the Lord of the Jungle through the enslavement of the apes, through a century of war, and through the center of the earth. Collects issues #1-5 of the series.

144 pages, $19.99






  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

April 2017
This month we present the final tale of Captain Sharkey, "The Voyage of Copley Banks," just as it appeared in the May, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK), including the illustrations by Warwick Goble.  Dan Neyer adds a short introduction.
And, just for the completists out there: We do realize that there is a 4th Sharkey tale, but we consider it apocryphal and its true origins are unknown.


March 2017
Captain Sharkey returns in the second of Arthur Conan Doyle's Tales of the High Seas in a tale entitled, "The Two Barques," just as it appeared in the March, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble. 
Dan Neyer's introduction is also included as a more modern addition.


February 2017
Pirates...Tall sailing ships...the High Seas...and the villainous buccaneer, Captain Sharkey...all these, and more, are part of the Arthur Conan Doyle series, Tales of the High Seas. 
Starting this month, we begin the series with "The Governor of St. Kitts," just as it appeared in the January, 1897 issue of the British version of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble. 
Dan Neyer provides the introduction to the story and the series.

January 2017
Concluding our reprinting of the first series of Father Brown stories, we present “The Sign of the Broken Sword” including all the George Gibbs illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Next month, prepare to hoist the jib and steer for clear water!


December 2016
We return this month to the first series of Father Brown stories from The Saturday Evening Post. 
This time, "The Wrong Shape," just as it appeared in the December 10, 1910 issue, including the illustrations by George Gibbs and, as an added bonus, a newly written introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2016
Turning our attention to Baroness Orczy, this month you will find “The Trappist’s Vow” reprinted just as it appeared in the April, 1899 issue of The Royal Magazine, with illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

We've also done some revamping of the Bob's Stuff collections and have expanded many of the annotations, giving you more information about the items and where they fall in the history of popular culture. 
We've also added a 4th collection and you will be seeing additional collections on a regular basis after the new year.


October 2016
Since a good portion of the narrative occurs on October 31st, why not curl up with "The Curse of Yig"by Zealia Brown Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft.
We've done an original layout of the story text for this reprinting and have also included lots of background information in the introduction by Bob Gay.


September 2016
Turning our attention back to the work of G. K. Chesterton, we are pleased to present the fourth Father Brown tale, "The Bolt from the Blue (The Hammer of God)," as it appeared in the November 5, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the illustrations by George Gibbs.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

August 2016
Just to prove that we have some small literary interests at FAFF, we are pleased to present to you "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as it appeared in the May 27, 1922 issue of Collier's Magazine.
Our presentation includes the illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2016
Presenting the third (and oddly titled) Father Brown story, Why True Fishermen Always Wear Green Evening Coats, from the pages of the October 1, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, including the illustrations by George Gibb.  Introduction to the story is by Dan Neyer.


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Ready for delivery!
Pre-orders can be picked up at Windy City if desired.
Inventory staging for delivery will begin next week!


A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards 
$50.00           
                                               
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Ready for delivery!
Pre-orders can be picked up at Windy City if desired.
Inventory staging for delivery will begin next week!


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

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

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


Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards  

$50.00             



 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Max Latin - New!
Nominations
REH Palooza
Quick Update, Now with Conan
Belated Birthday
New Worlds For Old
Late Marvel Conan

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #17 - Now available in the U.K. and coming soon to comic shops!

Mort Kunstler: He is a master at plunging his viewers into the heart of the action. Now universally acclaimed US Civil War artist, his skills were honed in the lurid pages of pulp publishing. Gustve Dore: Meet one of the world's most influencial illustrators. Zac Retz: Be charmed and romanced by his whimsical art. Francisco Coching: meet the king of Filipino comics.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99





JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #3 - Arriving in comic shops May 3!
(Writer) Ben Percy (Art) Rapha Lobosco
Cover A: Dominic Reardon, Cover B: Patrick Zircher, Cover C: Rapha Lobosco

Black Box Part 3: Death Mask—Saga Genji — the tech mogul with Yakuza ties — has dispatched the unforgettable henchman, No Name, to dispose of everyone's favorite secret agent. And James Bond doesn't know who to trust. A mysterious assassin seems to be helping him. Felix Leiter appears to be tailing him. 007 tries to stick to the shadows, but he'll be thrust into the spotlight at a deadly sumo tournament where the fight extends beyond the arena.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
 
 


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
By Edgar Rice Burroughs

Professor Lafayette Smith and Danny “Gunner” Patrick were products of two opposite poles of society; they were a strange pair to be thrown together on safari in Africa. But they had more in common than Lady Barbara Collis and Jezebel. Each of the four was the result of an environment and heredity totally foreign to that of the others. How Fate brought them together The Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan, against a background of the menacing forces of the evil men of the lawless places. You will lie bound and helpless in the village of Dominic Capietro, the white slave raider; you will hear the staccato roll of a Chicago gangster’s sub-machine gun splitting the silence of an African night; and through it all you will witness the unfolding of the surprising love stories of two beautiful women.

FIRST EDITION TEXT (Uncensored, unedited)

Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 258 pages
$14.95




TARZAN AND THE LOST EMPIRE
By Edgar Rice Burroughs

Here is Tarzan penetrating a strange land in Africa from which no traveler has ever returned. Natives have told of hills that rise out of a huge void where the great plateau ceases. They have told of white men in armour who have emerged from the abyss to carry off natives into slavery. The roar of life rumbles upward through the canyon like distant thunder. It is toward this land that Erich von Harben, archaeologist, ventures with a party of natives. The natives come back inarticulate with horror, but there is no trace of Von Harben. Then Tarzan sets out alone to hunt for him, moving silently into the jungle. He goes to penetrate the mystery of the Lost Empire, and finds himself fighting for life amid the love, war and intrigue of a forgotten Roman Province.
Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 226 pages
$14.95


FURY ON SUNDAY
By Richard Matheson
 
Fury on Sunday is an excursion into the twisted mind of an escaped lunatic--by the author of Someone Is Bleeding.

Matheson wrote primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction fields. He wrote I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man.


Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 228 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


DEAD MAN'S DIARY
A Mike Shayne Mystery
 By Brett Halliday


Jasper Groat was a tidy man with a tidy conscience. This very passion for neatness—he had seen fit to record all the harrowing details of the torpedoing of the S.S. Okeechobee and his subsequent experiences on a life raft—caused his murder. For another man had died on the raft and, as Mike Shayne explained: “When a man thinks he’s going to die he tells things he wouldn’t dream of telling otherwise —things that wouldn’t look good in print.”

Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 166 pages
Retail Price $14.95
Our Price $8.95

DEADLY CURVES
By Edward S. Aarons


The gripping tale of a treacherous beauty and the two men she turned into fugitives--men whose only chance for freedom lay in their courage to face death...

Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 204 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


TALES FROM DREAM WORLD

DREAM WORLD was an experiment by Ziff-Davis Publishing Company and the editors of AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC.
The experiment lasted for three issues in 1957.
In this collection we present seventeen of the stories which appeared in this fantasy magazine, along with the non-fiction features and cartoons.

CONTENTS:
LEGS ON OLYMPUS by Adam Chase (Milton Lesser)
WAYS TO GET A GAL by P. G. Wodehouse
THE DEVIL NEVER WAITS by Randall Garrett
TIME OUT by Darius John Granger (Milton Lesser)
THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES by Leonard G. Spencer (Randall Garrett and Robert Silverberg)
OSWALD'S WILL WOMEN by Bill Majeski
A STRANGE LADY CALLED LUCK by Villiers Gerson
THE MAN WHO MADE HIS DREAMS COME TRUE by C. H. Thames (Milton Lesser)
YOU TOO CAN WIN A HAREM by Randall Garrett
SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT by Adam Chase (Milton Lesser)
I'M LISTENING TO YOUR THOUGHTS by Walt Sheldon
HE FIRED HIS BOSS by Darius John Granger (Milton Lesser)
TO WALK THROUGH WALLS by James Cooper
SUCCESS STORY--COMPLETE WITH GENIE by Ivar Jorgensen
HIS TOUCH TURNED STONE TO FLESH by Adam Chase
MR. MILFORD'S MAGIC CAMERA by Forrest Norton
THE MAN WHO COULDN'T LOSE by G. L. Vandenburg
ANYTHING HIS HEART DESIRES by Robert Silverberg


Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 492 pages
Retail Price $35.00
Our Price $19.95










Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Johnny Quest Soundtrack - New!
NEW BOOKS, OLD SUBJECTS: BOOK REVIEWS
BLACK MIRROR: A MODERN DAY OUTER LIMITS
KONG: SKULL ISLAND is a monster of a movie


Mike Chomko -  March/April 2017 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for March/April 2017

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

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

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



Mystery*File - Now online!

A HARD CASE CRIME Mystery Review: LESTER DENT – Honey in His Mouth
- New!
WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2017 REPORT, by Walker Martin - New!
A 1001 Midnights Review: LEIGH BRACKETT – No Good from a Corpse  
Stories I’m Reading: DASHIELL HAMMETT “The Tenth Clew”


PAPERBACK PARADE #97 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #97, the brand new March, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 “All About Girls: Early Vintage Paperback Girlie Pin-up Cartoon Covers” by Gary Lovisi
 “The Mutiny” on The Bounty Saga of Mass-Market Paperbacks” by Dan Roberts
 “Early Bee-Line Books: Sleaze Lampoons Literature’s Greatest Titles!” by Gary Lovisi and Chris Eckhoff
 “Gil Cohen Paintings for Sale”
 “The Pseudonymous Paperback Originals of Lawrence Block” by Don Z. Block
 “Sin in Space The Beacon Galaxy Novels” by Steve Carper
 “Philip Wylie & the Tragic Gladiator” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “Matchless Paperbacks: Tom Murphy’s Ballet!” by Richard Greene
 “Great Sherlock Holmes Adventures” by Gary Lovisi
 “Short Run Series: UK Key Books True Crime Mystery” by Gary Lovisi


$15.00 + $3.00 postage from Gryphon Books, www.gryphonbooks.com.
You can pay via Paypal or with a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. (Inquire on subscription rates and outside USA).
Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
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You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
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Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

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All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.





PRE-CODE CLASSICS: SPACE BUSTERS/SPACE PATROL/NIGHTMARE VOLUME 1 HC - Arriving in comic shops May 3!
(Writer) Harry Harrison (Art) Norman Saunders & Various (Cover) Norman Saunders

This one's got it all: painted cover art by Allen Anderson, interior art from the great Murphy Anderson, and "The True Story of Flying Saucers" written by Harry Harrison.
When the saucers do come then, heck, I want 'em to look like these babies!

Collects Space Busters #1-2 (Spring 1952 and Fall 1952), Space Patrol #1-2 (Summer 1952 and Fall 1952), and Nightmare #1-2 (Summer 1952 and Fall 1952).

Hardcover, 7x10, 216 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale March 1.





PRE-CODE CLASSICS: TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET HC VOLUME 01 - Arriving in comic shops May 3!
(Art) Al McWilliams & Various

This is SF as it should be, with "space" substituted for "science." Here we see the wonder and unbelievable expanse of the cosmos that surrounds us, ringed planets and moons, space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard, This book is for every boy that lives secretly inside every man who ever marveled at the saucer spaceship in Forbidden Planet. Collects Dell Four Color #378 (#1) February 1952, #400 (#2) May 1952, #421 (#3) August-October 1952 and Dell Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #4 Nov/Jan 1953, #5 Feb/Apr 1953, #6 May/Jul 1953, and #7 Aug/Oct 1953.


Hardcover, 7x10, 252 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale April 26.




PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #13 - New!

Contents
 Mr. BURROUGHS THRIVES by Caz
THE OTHER PAL-UL-DON: AS IT EVOLVED IN DELL AND GOLD KEY COMICS PART THREE - THE GOLD KEY YEARS 1962 - 1972 by Caz
KORAK IN PAL-UL-DON by Caz
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE by Caz
A Look Back: Lex Barker as TARZAN by Mike Taylor
EPIC PULPS: ARGOSY: 1943, 1944, 1945 Described  by Mike Taylor


Pulpdom is a magazine about the old pulp magazines of the early 20th century and the authors whowrote for them.
With 75 issues in 15 years, it has published over 2000 pages of articles, essays, short biographies, artwork, book reviews and pulp magazine covers, from the 1890s through modern times.


All 75 back issues are available via Drop Box for $15.
The First 6 issues of Pulpdom Online are available for 50¢ each.

Links to a PULPDOM Index and the contents of each issue are at Pulpdom.com.



PULPDOM
KASPA THE LION MAN & THE CAVE MEN

Part 1 is now available on request!

In the early 1930's British author C.T. Stoneham published two novels about a Tarzan-like character:  THE LION'S WAY and KASPA THE LION MAN. 

The first was made into the movie KING OF THE JUNGLE starring Buster Crabbe and was reprinted in the Oct 1948 FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES . 

Now more than 80 years later a third Kaspa novel by the original author will see the light of day. 

Part 1 is in serialized in Pulpdom Online #14.
Email ridgefirecaz@gmail.com and ask for your free copy.


Parts 2 & 3 of KASPA will be $5, both published by the end of this summer.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Baron is in Trouble" by Curtiss T. Gardner from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall (September) 1945

Featuring: Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver
Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver stumbles into a death trap on the strange trail of a thousand pair of stolen pants!

"Remains to be Seen" by Harold Q. Masur from POPULAR DETECTIVE, September, 1952
Galt knew he had risen from the cemetery's earth. But he wasn't sure he was a ghost!

"A Hairbreadth 'Scape for Euphemia" by Kennett Harris from BLUE BOOK, August, 1918
The humorous romantic adventures of stenographer Euphemia Regan.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Pulp Crazy – Swords against Wizardry by Fritz Leiber (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 4)
Dum-Dum 2016 – Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Coldwater Connection
Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata
Pulp Den - Now online!

The Scottish Banker of Surabaya
 - New!
The King of Shanghai 
Views From The Past: Wichita County, Texas
The Two Sisters of Borneo
In The Shadow of Death  

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Factory Awards 2017 Winners - Announced at Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention!

Congratulations to the winners!

Best Novel
SENTINELS, Vol 8: THE DARK CRUSADE by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)

Best Short Story
“Lord Pemberton's Adjustment Service” by David Michelinie (Singularity: Rise of the Posthumans; Pro Se)

Best Anthology
SINGULARITY: RISE OF THE POSTHUMANS (Jaime Ramos, ed; Pro Se)

Best Cover Art
Towers of Metropolis by Michael Kaluta (Airship 27)

Best Interior Illustrations
Chris Kohler for Sentinels, Vol 8: The Dark Crusade (White Rocket Books)

Thanks to Ron Fortier for the info!

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

Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 
Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Real Cool Killers - New!
Assignment Lili Lamaris - New!
The Kill Squad
Next of Kin
Kamikaze Justice
Gundown At Golden Gate

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.

Robert E. Howard Days
June 9-10, 2017!  
Registration forms are now available!

You may use the form here to register for Howard Days in June.

Please note that the registration taking place is primarily for the Friday Celebration Banquet.
ALL the activities at Howard Days: admission to the Howard Museum and grounds, the Bus Tour, all panels, swap meet, readings and other activities are presented FREE of charge!
The $15.00 fee gets you a seat at the Banquet plus helps defray the cost of drinks, donuts, and a hot dog lunch.

You won't find a better deal all summer.
Plus you get to hang out with a great group of people!
Hope to see you in June - it's never too late to come on down to Howard Days.
It's in Texas - there's plenty of room!



Robert E. Howard Foundation
Voting is now open for the 2017 Awards!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation has announced the official nominees for this year’s REH Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions from the previous year in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works.

Congratulations to the official nominees for the 2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards!
Voting is now open for all members -- sign up for a FREE membership and cast your ballot!

For a list of all the nominees and to cast your vote, visit the Robert E. Howard Foundation website at the link below.



The Shadow
Mike Kaluta on a NEW Shadow title at Dynamite Entertainment!
Announced At 2017 Diamond Summit!

Dynamite Entertainment has hinted at the involvement of Mike Kaluta on a new Shadow title with a high profile writer!
An ad for this new title was printed in BATMAN / THE SHADOW #1 and indicates the book is coming this Summer.
More news when available!







The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS - Rescheduled for May 30!
Edited by Paula Guran

Flashing swords and fearsome magicks . . . high adventure and wondrous wizardry . . . dread monsters and vast rewards . . .

Tales of sword and sorcery at their best offer keen wit, ingenious perception, freewheeling imagination, and canny invention. From its swashbuckling beginnings of good versus evil battles to clashes of more nuanced principles set in complex settings to havoc shaped by grittier perspectives, ambiguous morality, deep history, and expansive worldbuilding―readers continue to be thrilled by the exploits of great warriors and mighty mages.

Swords Against Darkness: an epic anthology of short stories and novellas from classic to modern, each tale a memorable vision from masters of mistresses of heroic fantasy past and present!

Contents
Paula Guran, Introduction: “Knowledge Takes Precedence Over Death”

Forging & Shaping
Robert E. Howard, “The Tower of the Elephant”
C. L. Moore, “Hellsgarde”
Clark Ashton Smith, “The Dark Eidolon”
Jack Vance, “Liane the Wayfarer”
Leigh Brackett, “Black Amazon of Mars”
Fritz Leiber, “Ill Met in Lankhmar”
Michael Moorcock, “While the Gods Laugh”

Normalizing & Annealing
Tanith Lee, “Hero at the Gates”
C. J. Cherryh, “A Thief in Korianth”
Karl Edward Wagner, “Undertow”
Katherine Kurtz, “Swords Against the Marluk”
Mercedes Lackey, “Out of the Deep”
Michael Shea, “Epistle from Lebanoi”
James Enge, “Payment Deferred”
John Balestra, “The Swords of Her Heart” (original)

Tempering & Sharpening
Joanna Russ, “Bluestocking”
Samuel R. Delany, “The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers”
Elizabeth Moon, “First Blood”
Saladin Ahmed, “Where Virtue Lives”
Scott Lynch, “The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats”
Steven Erikson, “Goats of Glory”
Elizabeth Bear, “The Ghost Makers”
Kameron Hurley, “The Plague Givers”

Trade Paperback, 6" x 9", 576 pages, $19.95


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.

A Swipe from Virgil Finlay and Back Again?  - New!
Bernard Austin Dwyer (1897-1943)   - New!
Binny Koras, "The Gypsy Poet" (ca. 1895-?)   - New!
Sybla Ramus (1874-1963)
Bertrande Harry Snell (1882-1949)  
The Island Theory of Zombiation
Zombibliography-Muse Magazine  
Zombibliography-Zombies!

Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 4
Now available in a Kindle edition!    

The Master Crime Fighter, Secret Agent X, is called back to duty when an overseas agent warns of an unknown deadly attack aimed at America! But even the unconquerable “X” is not prepared for the deadly menace that has been brought to our shores under cover of darkness. Will the Intrepid Fighter be in time to save his beloved, Betty Dale, when she falls into the den of …Horror’s monsters from hell!

The Lone Eagle must penetrate German skies to rescue two friends, and complete his latest mission. Perhaps the strangest case in his career, he is destined to meet an old enemy from World War 1, as well as face a new danger. A danger that means disaster to America and the Alies, should the German scientists succeed in their new experiments. Can even this master Ace of the skies win through, to bring victory to the Alies?

A mystifying murder mystery ensnares the famous criminologist and sharpshooter, Colonel Jeremiah Custer when his team encounter a young boy accused of mayhem. The lad cannot deny the charges for he can neither hear nor speak. The scientific brain of the greatest manhunter is put to task as he attempts to unravel this new crime!

When murder strikes the Museum of Natural History, Doc Clarke dons the red velvet mask that sends fear into all the underworld, the Crimson Mask nemesis of all crimedom, but this time he is faced by another creature in a mask, Anubis, the Egyptian god of the Dead! Will he succeed, or become another walking corpse, doing the bidding of an evil master of the dark netherworld?

What did the miniature coffins signify? When men of great wealth and industry begin receiving these tiny replicas of crimson caskets, their days of life are numbered. Who is the fiend behind the murders? Young millionaire playboy, Jimmy Gilmore wants to know, and the dreaded Mr. Death goes in search for coffins of death!


Kindle Price:    $2.99



WEINBERG TALES
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!
Ordering details should be available soon!

For the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 21-23, 2017 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center), Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have been working on a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

Doug has now shared the cover, by the incredible Doug Klauba, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed, and I think you'll enjoy seeing the book in less than a month!

And yes, Eery is spelled that way on the cover intentionally -- it's the way that Weird Tales spelled it on their covers.


Ordering details will be posted when they become available!


WEIRDBOOK #34
Now available and recommended!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 182 pages, $12.00 (print), $3.99 (eBook)

Table of Contents

The Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.

WEIRDBOOK #35

Coming in May!











21 April 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 5 TPB - Arriving in comic shops April 26!
(Writer) Chuck Dixon (Art) Stan Woch & Various (Cover) Timothy Truman

Volume 5 concludes the complete run of the Eclipse Comics Airboy series!
Collects issues #41–50, the second three-issue mini-series featuring Valkyrie, the one-shot Airboy vs the Air Maidens, and a never-before-printed 8-page Skywolf backup story.

Trade paperback, 336 pages, Full Color, $29.99




Airship 27 Productions
MYSTERY MEN (& Women) Volume IV

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions thrilled to announce the release of our latest volume of Mystery Men (& Women) Volume # 4.  As in previous editions, the volume offers up another quartet of new, original pulp heroes by today’s finest pulp writers.

Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions reminds fans of the series’ beginnings. “After a few years of publishing new adventures of the classic pulp heroes from the 30s and 40s, many of our writers started asking if they could offer up tales of their own, new creations. We thought it was a great idea and a natural evolution of what we were doing.”

In this new volume, you’ll find “A Waltz in Scarlet.” From the pages of the Shadow Legion, comes the Ferryman; a blind man who sees through the eyes of ghosts. Created by Thomas Deja. “Cult of the Stranger.” The popular Eel and Adder, aided by another mystery man ally, must take on a gang of modern Thuggees lose in the city. Created by Joel Jenkins. “The Cult of Kali Kill,” is another rousing adventure starring Chicago’s most unique avenger, the bumbling hero the Bagman as invented by B.C. Bell. And rounding out the book is “The Grey Mantis Strike,” wherein a masked martial artist races the clock to save a group of kidnapped children. Created by C. William Russette.

“We couldn’t be any happier with this volume’s action packed stories,” says Fortier. “Then add interiors by Rob Davis and a beautiful evocative cover of the Ferryman by Zacharay Brunner, and we think Mystery Men (& Women) Vol 4 is sure to delight our loyal readers.”

Four thrill-a-minute tales of suspense, mystery and action that keep the true spirit of the classic pulps alive!!


Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
Brother Bones – The Undead Avenger


Veteran Hollywood composers John Morgan & William Stromberg have signed on to write the music score to the Franklin & Husser Entertainment LLC production of “Brother Bones – The Undead Avenger.”

Based on the stories by Ron Fortier, the film’s script was written by Producer/Director Erik Franklin from a screen story by Fortier & Franklin.

Note historians of classic Hollywood music, the team of Morgan & Stromberg are recognized for their brilliant recreation of old scores via Marco Polo Records.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill

Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3
Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Altus Press Releases The Major Vol. 2 and The Moon Man Vol. 4
 

Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #2: CRIMSON DOOM
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

“The President’s son will be returned if you send us Captain Ayres in exchange.”
From the enemy camp came this message.
And as Dusty answered, he knew he was starting on the greatest mission of the war,
was going to play a lone hand against the Black Invaders, who sought to crush America beneath their barbarous wings!
An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $12.95

Altus Press


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE AIR ADVENTURES OF GALES & MCGILL, VOLUME 1: 1927–29
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by John Locke

Now available!

Meet Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond.
Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East of the 1920s.
Discover Frederick Nebel’s place as a major producer for the rough paper pages of the Fiction House line of magazines with an in-depth introduction by John Locke.

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $28.95 softcover

Altus Press



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in July!
Coming to comic shops July 26!

THE SHADOW Volume 120: "THE CUP OF CONFUCIUS" & "NO TIME FOR MURDER"

The Master of Darkness searches for deadly relics in thrilling pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, only The Shadow knows the deadly secret that lurks within the priceless "Cup of Confucius." Then, a feathered figure of the Quetzal promises death to all who possess it, until The Shadow proves it's "No Time for Murder" in a magic-based mystery that reveals the secret behind Houdini's greatest illusion! Plus, "The Shadow on the Silver Screen" examines the 1946 Monogram films starring Kane Richmond Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 120 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY172175.
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in July!
Coming to comic shops July 26!

THE SPIDER Volume 12: "DEVIL'S DEATH-DWARFS" & "HARBOR OF NAMELESS DEAD"

The pulp era's most bloodthirsty crimefighter wages his deadly war on crime in two violent pulp thrillers by Norvell Page. First, thousands of people die as the Living Pharaoh terrorizes Cincinatti with "The Devil's Death Dwarfs" in the second installment of the Spider's most legendary saga! Then, an enemy spy network plots to destroy a Navy dirigible and undermine America's coastal defenses as Richard Wentworth battles to protect the "Harbor of Nameless Dead."
Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 12 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY172177.
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)



THE ART OF THE PULPS
by Doug Ellis, Ed Hulse, and Robert Weinberg
Foreword by F. Paul Wilson

Coming in September!

A team of experts in each of the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines–the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.

Each chapter in the book, which is illustrated with more than 400 examples of the best Pulp graphics (many from the Editors’ collections—among the world’s largest) is organized in a clear and accessible way, starting with an introductory overview of the genre, followed by a selection of the best covers and interior graphics, organized chronologically through the chapter. All images are fully captioned (many are in essence "nutshell" histories in themselves). Two special features in each chapter focus on topics of particular interest (such as extended profiles of Daisy Bacon, Pulp author and editor of Love Story, the hugely successful romance Pulp, and of Harry Steeger, co-founder of Popular Publications in 1930 and originator of the "Shudder Pulp" genre).

With an overall Introduction on "The Birth of the Pulps" by Doug Ellis, and with two additional chapters focusing on the great Pulp writers and the great Pulp artists, The Art of the Pulps covers every aspect of this fascinating genre; it is the first definitive visual history of the Pulps.

Hardcover, 240 pages, $39.99, On sale September 20.

THE ART OF THE PULPS is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170545.

From co-author Doug Ellis:
Coming this September will be a new book on the pulps, co-edited by Bob Weinberg, Ed Hulse and myself, called "The Art of the Pulps." It's being put together by the same folks who did the great "The Art of Horror" by Stephen Jones in 2015. The book is an illustrated history of the pulps, with over 400 cover images (and some interiors) reproduced. Bob and I started on this project back in January 2016, and when he passed away last September, Ed Hulse graciously stepped in to provide his expertise.

We broke up the pulp universe into ten genres, ach of which has a chapter devoted to it, as well as chapters on the great pulp artists, the great pulp authors, the birth of the pulps and the end of the pulps. While Bob, Ed and I wrote several of the chapters, we enlisted a Murderer's Row of experts to write various of them -- Mike Ashley for SF, Will Murray for hero, Michelle Nolan for sports, Laurie Powers for love, David Saunders for the great artists, John Wooley for detective and Tom Roberts for aviation/war. And F. Paul Wilson was kind enough to contribute the foreword!

In addition to the introductory text for each chapter, each of the genre chapters has two features focusing on a particular aspect of the topic. For example, the love chapter has features on Daisy Bacon, the legendary editor of Love Story Magazine, and on the western love pulps, which started with Ranch Romances, while the hero pulp chapter has features on The Shadow/Doc Savage and on the villain pulps. Similarly, the great authors chapter has a feature focusing on H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, while the great artists' feature covers Norman Saunders and Walter Baumhofer.

Each of the images is accompanied by lengthy caption text, which may discuss the magazine, the artist, the publisher, an author or something else relevant to the image selected. Beyond using material selected from our own collections, we need to thank Sheila Vanderbeek, John Gunnison and Michelle Nolan for helping us obtain scans of various rare pulps. I know I'm prejudiced about this, but having seen the layouts, I can safely say that this will be a beautiful book!

Although it won't be out for another six months, as of a few days ago, Amazon and some other online bookstores began listing it for pre-order.


IDW Publishing


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
SANCTUARY FALLS by Wayne Reinagel

Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein
Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's
Nightscape Doule Feature, Volume One with David W. Edwards
Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss: These Alien Skies

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!

AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

Now available!
 
Allen Steele, author of Arkwright, gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents.

Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president.
There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind―Curt must become Captain Future.


Hardcover, 304 pages, $25.99
Publisher: Tor Books




BATMAN/SHADOW #1 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops April 26!
Written by STEVE ORLANDO & SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RILEY ROSSMO


Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit…but he’s been dead for over fifty years!

Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much…

The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike any either hero has faced!

This is the unmissable crime series of 2017, so get on board now! Co-published with Dynamite.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






BATMAN/SHADOW #4 (of 6) - Coming in July!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo
Variant cover by Tim Sale


The fourth chapter in the historic team-up of history’s greatest vigilantes is here!

The Shadow must fight his way through Gotham City’s worst rogues in order to stop the Joker and the Stag from carving out Batman’s heart!
But if he’s freed, will Batman be able to save the villains from the wrath of the Shadow?


Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 26.

BATMAN/SHADOW #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170290 (Rossmo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170291 (Sale cover).




The Black Beetle: KARA BOCEK HC - Coming in September!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover)

The masked American hero ventures to the Middle East incognito (as Tom Sawyer) to fight Nazis in pursuit of a mysterious object of terrible power—a weapon of unknown origin, older than the pyramids, which could fuel the Thousand-Year Reich of Hitler’s dreams.

This story originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents #28-#32.


Hardcover,
7” x 10”, Full Color, 56 pages, $14.99, On sale September 6.

THE BLACK BEETLE: KARA BOCEK is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170033.



Black Dog Books
SOMEDAY I'LL KILL YOU!
by Seabury Quinn, Gene Christie (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!

“The best writer since Poe.”—a Weird Tales reader

Through the popularity of his occult detective Jules de Grandin, the name Seabury Quinn is synonymous with the weird mystery.
Seabury Quinn was a versatile author who wrote hundreds of works for various genres.

Someday I’ll Kill You! makes available all of Quinn’s non-series stories published outside of Weird Tales between 1925 and 1963.

Combining the intrigue of the detective story with the excitement of the adventure story, Someday I’ll Kill You! is a collection of murder and mayhem at its best, showcasing Seabury Quinn as a master of his craft.

Edited and with an introduction by Gene Christie.


First book publication.
Softcover, 288 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
THE TRAIL OF BLOOD
by Murray Leinster, Tom Roberts (Editor, Cover Design), Garyn G. Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

From the arid desert to the arctic wastes, adventure takes many paths.
Journey with master storyteller Murray Leinster as he guides the reader on a series of thrilling exploits in remote locales around the globe.

* Ju-Ju—A novel-length adventure of weird magic on the Dark Continent, reprinted from the legendary Thrill Book.
* The Trail of Blood—Along a jungle route bathed in scarlet did Wellington follow a long path of conquest.
* Tuilagi—Little did Wade know when he sought refuge on this island of beauty how close behind death lurked.
* Jungle Stream—Life was never the same after Hepple and Schmidt steamed the Mariposita up the Amazon.
* Sharks—A man learns that in the South Seas one has to be wary of shark —not only the finned kind, but the human kind as well.

These and fifteen other pulse-pounding tales are collected, many for the first time, in The Trail of Blood.


First book publication.
Softcover, 364 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
MURDER: STRICTLY PRIVATE
by Norvell Page, Tom Roberts (Editor), James Reasoner (Introduction)

Now available!

From the author of The Spider comes the amorous investigations of crack reporter Bill Carter.

A wide swath of crime sweeps its way through upper crust society in Miami. The slow action of the police does little to appease the outrage of the privileged. In steps Bill Carter, crack investigative journalist. His detective works drags him from the ballroom to the boudoir, dogging every lead and loose skirt.

For the first time the complete cases of Bill Carter are collecting into one volume. Follow along as Carter unravels such pulse-pounding mysteries as “The Chinese Garden Murders,” “The Clue of the Blue Stain,” “Death Plays Knock-Knock,” and seventeen other thrilling cases . . . while kissing a few distressed dames in the process.

With an introduction by award-winning author James Reasoner.


First book publication.
Softcover, 292 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
PATHS OF FIRE
by Albert Richard Wetjen, Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Lovers of exotic adventure will welcome this new collection. Filled with excitement and clever drama, these stories cover murder, intrigue, stolen pearls, gun smuggling, mutiny and a fight for treasure!

Albert Richard Wetjen has been compared to John Masefield, while the O. Henry Awards said “he is in direct line of succession to Joseph Conrad.” As a writer of sea stories, Wetjen was equally adept at penning fiction for the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s and Good Housekeeping, while also catering to readers in Blue Book, Adventure and Action Stories. Wetjen left home at age thirteen for a life at sea, carrying on the traditions of his sailing forefathers.

These stories vividly display his intimate knowledge of the habits of sailors. But this collection is more than just a chronicle of man’s struggle against the relentless sea. Grim humor, pathos and tragedy are skillfully blended to make Paths of Fire entertaining from cover to cover. With a biographical introduction by Tom Roberts.


First book publication.
Softcover, 322 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #17
Now available!
Recognizing the Gangster Pulps and the Red Circle Publications
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

CONTENTS

The Gang Pulps
“The NEW Gangster Story,” by Joseph Lichtblau, “Underworld, Gangster, G-Men, Etc.,” by Harold Hersey, “Two Magazines Suspend Under Sumner Threat,” by Anon., “Gangsters Real and Fictional,” by George Hagenauer

Art Focus
“Tom Lovell: The Hersey Years,” by Tom Roberts, “Steranko: Daydreams, Nightmares, and Other Obsessions ,” “Steranko Sounds Off!,” by Tom Roberts

The Red Circle of Menace
“Have You a Little Sadism in Your Dome?” by Harry Adler, “Meet the Editor: Robert O. Erisman,” by Anon., “An Interview with Abe Goodman,” by Robert Weinberg, “A Short History and Checklist of Martin Goodman’s Pulp Publications” by Gene Christie

Fiction Section
“Pineapples!,” by Robert Leslie Bellem, “The Gargoyles of Madness,” by Russell Grey

In Memoriam
“My Life In Science Fiction,” by David Kyle, “I Remember David A. Kyle,” by John D. Coker III, “David Kyle: A Life of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams,” by John D. Coker III

Film Focus
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2017,” by Ed Hulse


Softcover, 130 pages, $14.95




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

For more than 14 years, Blood 'n' Thunder chronicled the evolution of adventure, mystery and melodrama in pulp fiction, radio drama, comic strips, and motion pictures produced in the first five decades of the Twentieth Century. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written by hobbyists, historians, and academics, the non-fiction pieces in Blood 'n' Thunder raised the bar for scholars of American popular culture.

This anthology collects some of the most memorable works to grace the journal's pages, along with the illustrations that accompanied their initial publication. Such popular pulp heroes as The Spider and Doc Savage are explored. Early multi-media appearances of famous fictional characters Zorro, Tarzan, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Green Hornet are covered in depth. Lengthy biographical essays profile such giants of the pulp-magazine industry as publisher Frank A. Munsey, writer Gordon Young, and artist Norman Saunders. The Golden Age of American popular culture is celebrated in each and every selection, with Blood 'n' Thunder contributors offering previously unreported and long-forgotten facts. Painting a vivid picture of a bygone era, the material contained herein is not only educational but entertaining as well.

If you've read about but not tried Blood 'n' Thunder for yourself, here's a great way to sample the zine.

Who knows, the Sampler just might inspire you to buy all the back issues and see what you've missing!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.




Bold Venture Press
MURDER ON THE WAY!
by Theodore Roscoe

Now available!

An ancient château in Haiti is the scene of one of the most blood-curdling series of murders in the history of the island. Who was the murderer—man, beast or some supernatural being?

An artist and his girlfriend attend her uncle's funeral on the island of Haiti, where they encounter the deep vein of Voodoo superstition. The legend of living souls trapped in dead bodies becomes a frightening reality as they witness a Zombie resurrection. The tale, by the well-traveled pulp fiction author Theodore Roscoe, captured his sense of awe and terror surrounding such a monster in the very place that would have given rise to it. His first-hand experience during his travels in Haiti taught him of such legends and he used them effectively in Murder on the Way!

Thus, well before the Zombie came to represent today's flesh-eating cinematic monster of lore, Roscoe's story (published by the New York Dodge Publishing Company in 1935) unravels impossible shootings, inexplicable disappearances, and the stirrings of rebellion. These are the background elements for this most unforgettable weekend house-party in the heart of Zombie madness.
Theodore Roscoe (1906–1992) wrote for a variety of pulp fiction magazines while travelling the world. Following World War II he was commissioned by the United States Naval Institute to write detailed histories about submarine and destroyer operations. Roscoe became a Scribner’s author under Burroughs Mitchell with novels To Live and Die in Dixie! and Only in New England. The prolific writer was among the first to see declassified documents connected to the Lincoln assassination, resulting in his work The Web of Conspiracy, which became the basis for a television docudrama.


Softcover, 5.5" x 8.5", 250 pages, $14.95
eBook edition $3.99




Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #1
Drones of the Ravaging Wind

by Stuart Hopen
Now available!

In the hellish days of World War I, after President Woodrow Wilson is slain, a strange assortment of adventurers band together to fight the dreaded Mysteriarchs of the Abyss -- an ancient and vilified order of wizards, or demigods, or fallen angels. With their insatiable appetite for destruction, the Mysteriarchs would sow the seeds of nothingness and reap a harvest of eternal horror -- transforming the War to End All Wars into the War to End All But War!

Softcover, 8.5" x 11", 130 pages, $14.95






BROOD OF THE WITCH QUEEN / THE QUEST OF THE SACRED SLIPPER - Now available!
by Sax Rohmer, Introduction by William Patrick Maynard

Two stand-alone exotic thrillers from the author of the Fu Manchu series.
Weird deaths and supernatural events threaten London in these two early 20th century occult masterpieces.

Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
$19.95


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the tip!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Ship of Ishtar, part ten - New!
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: Who Fears the Devil? By Manly Wade Wellman
GUEST POST: Rick Stump on the Dawn of Sword & Sorcery
Audaciously Weird: my favorite kind of SF story
Short Reviews – Yesterday’s Doors, by Arthur J. Burks
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: Hellboy is Totally Pulp
From Pulp to the Gaming Table: Running Short Fiction as RPG
CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT (Agent Pendergast series) - Coming January 9, 2018!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


What begins as a manhunt for the missing daughter of a wealthy tech billionaire becomes something altogether different when the young woman's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse in Kew Gardens, Queens, the head nowhere to be found. Soon it becomes clear there are at least two killers on the loose--one responsible for the young woman's death, another responsible for the mutilation. A pair of such dastardly killers requires a team of equally talented investigators. Luckily, both Vincent D'Agosta and Special Agent Pendergast are back in town.

D'Agosta hopes that this latest case will distract Pendergast from Constance Green's decision to depart New York for Tibet after the events of THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER--and provide Pendergast the opportunity to work a case back on his home turf for the first time in years. But neither is prepared to face a team of killers as diabolical as this. It will take all of Pendergast and D'Agosta's intelligence and strength simply to match wits with their latest adversaries--let alone stay alive.


Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing




CONAN THE SLAYER #8 - Arriving in comic shops April 26!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: 
Admira Wijaya
Color: Michael Atiyeh

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) continue their adaptation of “The Devil in Iron!” In his new position as chief of the Kozaks, Conan must parley with a fierce enemy lord, Jehungir Agha. But Agha wants the Cimmerian dead, so he’s planning a lethal trap that begins with a beautiful woman . . .

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 1 TPB - Arriving in comic shops April 26!
by Cullen Bunn (Author), Sergio Dávila (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Lee Bermejo (Cover)

Alone, on the brink of death, and with nothing but his sword, Conan the Cimmerian stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a band of determined Turanian hunters at his heels, the Kozaki chief hesitantly offers the barbarian refuge. As Conan's grievous wounds heal, he gains acceptance into the clan and becomes a mentor to one of the chief's two sons . . . only to discover that mortal danger is closer than ever.

Penned by superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, The Sixth Gun, Harrow County) and with art by Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja), this volume collects issues #1-#6 of the pulse-pounding series, Conan the Slayer!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 152 pages, Full Color, $19.99







Dan Dunn, Secret Operative 48
Library of American Comics Essentials, Volume 10
Arriving in comic shops April 26!

Considered the first comic book with original material ever produced, 1933’s Detective Dan, Secret Op. 48 was a landmark. It only lasted one issue before morphing into the Dan Dunn newspaper strip.
A blatant copy of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy (Norman Marsh had been an art assistant to Gould), Dan Dunn was a rough and tumble Secret Service agent who exacted violent retribution on any criminal who dared cross his path.
This book reprints the entire first year of daily comics.


Hardcover, B&W, 344 pages, 12” x 4.25”


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

Pulp Paintings by FRANK PAUL
 - New!
THE LONE RANGER's Painted Covers (1954/55)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY (1937)   - New!
AVON FANTASY READER 1, 2 & 3 (1947)   - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1936)   - New!
JAMES BOND Great Pan Covers
PLANET COMICS 1, 2 & 3 (1940)  
WEIRD TALES 59, 60 & 61 (1928)  
Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Paintings
Pulp Gallery: DIME WESTERN (1935-36)  


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Seaman Thomas Gilchrist  
 - New!
Avengers of the Moon   - New!
Project Updates
Raymond F. Jones’ “The Alien”
Shock Mystery Tales Vol. 2 No. 2  
Gary Lovisi’s Vic Powers

DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops April 26!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Brent Schoonover & Anthony Marques

What if volcanoes were weapons of war? What if Amelia Earhart was alive, but captive? Where is Pat Savage off to? Hey, what’s that submarine doing there? Doc Savage has questions. David Avallone and Dave Acosta provide the answers. Planes, submarines, battle cruisers, mad scientists, madcap heiresses and the Man of Bronze collide in the Pacific, in the thrilling second chapter of DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





 

EARTH, AIR, FIRE & WATER Four Tales of Elemental Mythos Horror! - Now available!
By Brian Lumley

Brian Lumley's been writing Mythos tales for 50 years, now: Among his early stories were "Rising With Surtsey" --August Derleth placed it between Fritz Leiber and Ramsey Campbell pieces in TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS-- and "The Caller of the Black",  in Arkham House's 1971 collection of that title. As editor after Derleth's passing, Ramsey Campbell put Lumley's "The Second Wish" after Stephen King's and before Frank Belknap Long's stories in NEW TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS---- and on and on.

While today he may be best known for the highly-acclaimed NECROSCOPE books and RPG, Brian has never stopped writing Mythos stories. This collection spans from 1975 to the present, thematically selected. Developing Derleth's idea that one way mere humans could try to grasp Mythos horrors was to consider them as Elementals, these yarns expand upon the pulpiest aspects... if you like your Mythos with numerology, amulets, and otherworldly talismans, this one's for you!

Includes "The Gathering"-- a previously-unpublished novel-length story original to this book, along with "Lord of the Worms," "Born of the Winds" and "The Changeling." Each introduced by the author.

We are now shipping TRADE EDITIONS starting 5th April!

324 pages hardcover. DUSTJACKET Bob Eggleton; 10 interiors by Jim Pitts




Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
THE TARZAN TWINS
By Martin Powell and Artguello Süllow
Now online!

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. has announced a new comics series, The Tarzn Twins, written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Artguello Süllow.
The series is based on the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but Powell has expanded the adventure considerably. Kree-gah!!


You can view 4 free sample strips at the link below.
The comic strips are created exclusively for the ERB Comics site and always available when you subscribe for only $1.99 a month.
You can also subscribe annually for $21.99.








FLASH GORDON KING'S CROSS TPB - Coming in July!
(Writer) Jeff Parker, Jesse Hamm (Art) Jesse Hamm, Grace Allison (Cover) Roger Langridge

Ming the Merciless wants to claim Earth as the crown jewel of his empire! His latest scheme? Teleporting a continent from his homeworld of Mongo into the Pacific Ocean, thereby unleashing its monstrous beasts into our seas and causing catastrophic tidal waves to devastate our naval defenses! It's up to Flash Gordon, the fearless daredevil who has unraveled the tyrant's previous schemes at every turn, to once again rally his friends in defense of the Earth. Join intrepid reporter Dale Arden, eccentric scientist Dr. Zarkov, Mandrake the Magician, two iterations of The Phantom, Jungle Jim, and the timelost hero Prince Valiant in the wildest adventure on this or any world!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale July 12.


FLASH GORDON KINGS CROSS TPB is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171448.


Dynamite Entertainment

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #4 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Rags Morales, Robert Castro

The Venture nears their destination, but the villainous Resolve is hot on their tail, and a heart-pounding aerial skirmish will leave a crewmember of the brave Venture lost in the Antarctic – and travel into the Earth’s core to the land of Pellucidar!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 26.

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171449 (Nord cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171450 (Morales cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171451 (Castro cover).

   
 
   



THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #1 (of 5) - Coming in July!
(Writer) Fred Van Lente (Art) Bob Q
Cover A:
Mike and Laura Allred
Cover B: Ty Templeton
Cover C: Javier Pulido

The TV version of the Green Hornet from 1966 is making a new friend. The characters played in the classic television series by Van Johnson and Bruce Lee will meet another masked hero in Will Eisner’s The Spirit. The Green Hornet ’66 Meets the Spirit is being written by Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys and Aliens), with art by Bob Q (Kings Quest).

The Green Hornet is back and on the case! With his aide Kato and their rolling arsenal, The Black Beauty, by his side, The Green Hornet is ready to face the toughest of challenges! On police records a wanted criminal, The Green Hornet is secretly Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel. Reid and Kato have traveled to Central City to participate in the futuristic World’s Fair, and to get the skinny on the new and potentially dangerous “Newspaper of Tomorrow”, a device capable of predicting headlines before events happen.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 5.


THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171396 (Allred cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171397 (Templeton cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171398 (Pulido cover).


 
 

Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Ready for delivery!
Pre-orders can be picked up at Windy City if desired.
Inventory staging for delivery will begin next week!


A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards 
$50.00           
                                               
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Ready for delivery!
Pre-orders can be picked up at Windy City if desired.
Inventory staging for delivery will begin next week!


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

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

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


Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards  

$50.00             



 

HEADLIGHTS HONEYS: THE "PERFECT PAIR" IN VINTAGE PAPERBACKS, PULPS, AND COMICS - Coming in July!
(Writers) Monte Beauchamp, Steven Heller

Once celebrated by skilled painters and sculptors throughout the history of art, with the advent of the Industrial Age and assembly line production, scores of "mams" merchandisers soon got in on the act. From "boob" aprons, t-shirts, sweat-shirts, and baseball caps to salt and pepper shakers, mugs, coffee cups, and shot glasses, from greeting cards, books, and periodicals to candied treats, from jewelry to novelty gag gifts, billions of dollars are generated annually by the objectification of breasts. There was a time, however, when their low-budget portrayal in comic books, paperbacks, and pulps came under fervid assault, and effectively squelched, by the media censors. Headlight Honeys assembles dozens of rare, salacious cover examples and delivers the scoop on this harrowing, pre-code era in American publishing.

Hardcover, 6x8, 176 pages, Full Color, $29.95, On sale July 5.

Monte Beauchamp is an award-winning art director and founder of the graphics-illustration-comics annuals BLAB! and Blab World. His books include: Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (2013), Krampus: The Devil of Christmas (2010), and The Life & Times of R. Crumb (2008). He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Society of Illustrator’s prestigious Richard Gangel Art Director Award for 2012.

Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review.


HEADLIGHT HONEYS is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY172116.

THIS IS A RESOLICITATION

Cernunnos    Amazon.com  




Hermes Press: PHANTOM COMP SUNDAYS HC VOL 04 1950-1953 Coming in August!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (Cover) Wilson McCoy

The long anticipated fourth volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy continues! As with Hermes Press’ complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection. Presented in Volume Four of the Complete Sundays are nine storylines which encompass, “The Mysterious Passenger” (May 14, 1950- July 16, 1950) to “The Chain” (February 8, 1953- May 24, 1953). In addition to the strips this volume contains documentary materials and a detailed essay.


Hardcover, 13x9, 192 pages, Full Color, $65.00, On sale August 9.

PHANTOM COMP SUNDAYS 1950-1953 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171648.





Hermes Press: PHANTOM PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MISSION #1 Coming in July!
(Writer) Ron Goulart (Art) Sean Joyce, Malena Molina (Cover) Scott Brooks

The year is 1962, and the Phantom returns once again in a new adventure! There's a possible world war with Russia looming on the horizon, and newly minted President John F. Kennedy calls upon his old friend Kit Walker for help! In this all-new Phantastic adventure, veteran Phantom script writer Ron Goulart returns with artist Sean Joyce, a new comer to the Phantom and to comic books, but no newcomer to the art world! This five book story arc (each issue to be released every month and a half) has something for every Phan — history with JFK, Russian femme fatales, espionage, lost U.S. astronauts on a secret mission, Singh pirates, and, of course The Phantom, Diana, and Devil! Journey back to the swingin' 1960s with The Phantom!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 19.

PHANTOM PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MISSION is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171645 (Brooks cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171646 (Joyce cover - Variant A).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171647 (Joyce cover - Variant B).





Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Nominations
REH Palooza
Quick Update, Now with Conan
Belated Birthday
New Worlds For Old
Late Marvel Conan

HP LOVECRAFT WORLDS TPB VOLUME 01 LURKING FEAR AND OTHER Coming in July!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft, Steven P. Jones (Art/Cover) Octavio Cariello

A chilling collection of four Lovecraft tales adapted by award winning comic writer Steven Philip Jones. Lovecraft is considered one of America's most innovative and popular horror writers. Jones takes the classic tales and, while remaining true to the source, brings them into the modern age which can sometimes make the horror even more terrifying.

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.99, On sale July 26.


LOVECRAFT WORLDS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171348.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #57 Coming in July!

Illustration features the spectacular art of Earl Mayan, best known for his photographically detailed slick magazine illustrations of the 1950s. Written by the artist's daughter, the profile presents a behind the scenes look at the creation of his finest illustrations, as well as dozens of reproductions of his original paintings, drawings, and rare reference photographs. The second feature examines the link between William Faulkner's paperbacks and the influential and widely imitated cover art of James Avati. Last up, James Witek returns to explore the graphics used in marketing bubblegum cards through the decades.

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale July 26.


LOVECRAFT WORLDS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY172188.


Illustration Magazine

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #17 - Now available in the U.K. and coming soon to comic shops!

Mort Kunstler: He is a master at plunging his viewers into the heart of the action. Now universally acclaimed US Civil War artist, his skills were honed in the lurid pages of pulp publishing. Gustve Dore: Meet one of the world's most influencial illustrators. Zac Retz: Be charmed and romanced by his whimsical art. Francisco Coching: meet the king of Filipino comics.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99





JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #5 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Ben Percy (Art) Rapha Lobosco
Cover A: Dominic Reardon, Cover B: Jason Masters, Cover C: Patrick Zircher

In the so-called “Suicide Forest” of Japan, near the base of Mt. Fuji, James Bond finds himself hunted by No Name, the nightmarish assassin. After narrowly escaping, 007 and Selah Sax find themselves on board a bullet train bound for the headquarters of Saga Genji — in a race against Felix Leiter and the Americans for the “black box” of information that could compromise their nations.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 5.

JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #5 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171463 (Reardon cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171464 (Masters cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171465 (Taylor cover).

 
 


JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #1 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art) Luca Casalanguida
Cover A: Greg Smallwood, Cover B: Luca Casalanguida, Cover C: Juan Doe

James Bond: Hammerhead team of Andy Diggle and Luca Casalanguida are joining up again to take the British Super-Spy out for a run in the new series Kill Chain. When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO. Someone is assassinating allied agents, and 007 is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally – the CIA!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 19.


JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171413 (Smallwood cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171414 (Casalanguida cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY17 1415 (Doe cover).

    
  
    


JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #3 (of 3) - Coming in July!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

Joe discovers that the supernatural voices driving men insane may have roots in another dimension, and Church takes matters into his own hands when Lori starts to ask too many questions.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 26.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170068.





JUNGLE GIRLS - Coming in September!
by Mitch Maglio (Editor), Craig Yoe (Editor), Matt Baker (Illustrator), Maurice Whitman (Illustrator), L.B. Cole (Illustrator)

An anthology that collects the best Golden Age (1940s - 1950s) comic book stories featuring strong female versions of Tarzan.

The sassy, brassy, and beautiful girls of the four-color Golden Age don't just rule the jungle, they look good doing it, too!

Strong, sexy, leopard-clad women fight apes, lions, and evil white man traders while the Tarzan-like boyfriends cling to their vines watching admiringly from a safe distance.


Hardcover, 9" x 11", 160 pages, $29.99, On sale September 13.

JUNGLE GIRLS is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170534.


JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #1 (of 6) - Coming in July!
(Co-writers) Kyle Higgins & Joe Gentile (Art) Alexandre Shibao
Cover A:
Tom Mandrake
Cover B: Alexandre Shibao

No man is above the law!
When the FBI discovers evidence that incriminates Richard Benson in a brutal murder, the Avenger finds himself arrested and subjected to an intense investigation by the Bureau’s best agents! Now the Justice, Inc. team must spring into action to save their leader, and discover if there’s a sinister plot at play; or could the Avenger actually be guilty of such a heinous crime?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 5.

JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171419 (Mandrake cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171420 (Shibao cover).



 
 

King Kong TV Series - In the works!

MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television have teamed for King Kong Skull Island, the first live-action TV program set in the Kong Universe. Written by Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man), the series is based on Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong and DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island. King Kong Skull Island is a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multicultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.


KONG OF SKULL ISLAND TPB VOLUME 2 - Coming in September!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

After an endless onslaught of horrors plague the tribes, Ewata embarks on a journey to find the source of these attacks and face the god of this island in the authorized origin of Kong. Collects issues #5-8.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 112 pages, $16.99, On sale September 6.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND VOLUME 2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171256.





KONG SKULL ISLAND: BIRTH OF KONG #4 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art/Cover) Zid

As the ultimate monster icon returns to the big screen in the highly anticipated film Kong: Skull Island, Legendary Comics expands the story of King Kong with an exciting new comic series. When disaster strikes on Skull Island, Monarch find themselves on what might be a one-way mission. While Kong battles for his Kingdom, our heroes must find a way to bring the truth to the world. As the thrilling series concludes, dramatic revelations point to the future of the MonsterVerse!


Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale July 12.

KONG SKULL ISLAND OFFICIAL COMIC SERIES #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171684.




Cover
Not
Available
KULL ETERNAL #2 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art) Luca Pizzari
Cover A: Luca Pizzari
Cover B: Alex Sanchez


Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns!

Kull of Atlantis as been called from his mysterious mirror limbo throughout America’s history to wage battle during major crisis events—so-called Fourth Turnings—that mark the death of one age and the birth of another, greater one. Now, the time as come for the final Turning… but can Kull survive America’s greatest crisis and claim his long-prophesized New Atlantean throne?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 19.

KULL ETERNAL #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170479 (Pizzari cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170480 (Sanchez cover).

 
 

LAND THAT TIME FORGOT FROM THE EARTH'S CORE #1 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Gene Magora (Cover) Mike Wolfer

Two of Edgar Rice Burroughs' greatest science fiction series meet at last, as the lost continent of Caspak from THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT and PELLUCIDAR, the prehistoric world at the Earth's core, collide in one colossal crossover!

Stranded in time on the remote island continent of Caspak, Bowen Tyler, his future granddaughter Abby, the Galu warrior woman See-Ta, and the evil Baron von Schoenvorts and the crew of the German U-33 submarine have had their hands full fighting for survival against the rampaging dinosaurs of Caspak, as well as each other. But they are all about to be thrust into a war of worlds unlike anything ever seen, as the insidious inhabitants of Pellucidar find their way to the surface world, right in the heart of Caspak. The goal of the telepathic, prehistoric Mahars is the total subjugation of Caspak, a land that they seek to claim as their new kingdom, and with an invasion force of giant ants and an army of corpse-like, cannibalistic, subterranean creatures, they just might succeed! Officially licensed by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this is a series that any lover of dinosaurs, science fiction, lost worlds, and high adventure must not miss!

The Land That Time Forgot: Terror From The Earth's Core comes with three covers - Two Connecting Main Covers by Mike Wolfer and a Wish You Were Here Postcard Retailer Incentive Edition by Dan Parsons.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 26.

LAND THAT TIME FORGOT FROM THE EARTH'S CORE #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171069 (Connecting Cover A).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171070 (Connecting Cover B).






LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE PIRATE'S GHOST #2 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops April 26!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), and Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover)

The Lobster searches for a connection between a missing reporter and the appearance of a ghostly pirate ship.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN FRED FREDERICKS DAILIES HC VOLUME 01 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Fred Fredricks

A true classic and a standard among comic strips, Mandrake the Magician has been mystifying readers since 1934!
Mandrake uses his legendary powers of hypnotism and illusion to combat crime, and has worked his debonair magic to find a place in the hearts of comic strip fans everywhere!
Drawn by the legendary Fred Fredericks, this first hardcover collection brings together the classic strips drawn by Fredricks from 1965-1967!


Hardcover, 9x11, 160 pages, B&W, $49.99, On sale September 13.

MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN FRED FREDRICKS DAILIES VOLUME 1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171878.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

NEW BOOKS, OLD SUBJECTS: BOOK REVIEWS
BLACK MIRROR: A MODERN DAY OUTER LIMITS
KONG: SKULL ISLAND is a monster of a movie


THE MASSACRE OF MANKIND: Sequel to The War of the Worlds - Coming August 22!
by Stephen Baxter


It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The Army is prepared.

So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat.

He is right.

Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist - sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins - must survive, escape and report on the war.

The Massacre of Mankind has begun.


Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Crown
$27.00




Mike Chomko -  March/April 2017 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for March/April 2017

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

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

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



Mike Vosburg's THE MAD MUMMY
Now available for pre-order!
The order goes in late April!
Scheduled for shipping at the end of May!

Mike Vosburg is planning a very limited print run of his Mad Mummy series, which will be broken up into a series of three graphic novels.
Sax Rohmer and Dr. Fu Manchu play a big part in the stories.

This is not a commercial venture, as Mike has learned the folly of trying to sell books as an independent publisher.
Each of the three 92 page volumes will run $15, plus an additional $7 postage/handling.(Postage for  orders outside the U.S. will have to be calculated differently.)
Mike considered lowering the shipping cost by sending the material Media Mail instead of priority, but tracking/insurance keep this from being a realistic option. However, you are only stuck with the shipping cost once; if you order more than one of the volumes the shipping stays the same ($7).


What you are getting for that price is a one of kind book, because Mike does not have any plans to print and sell this commercially. Also, you will receive a piece of signed artwork from series from one of the thumb nailed pages or a series of panels from one of the pencil roughs. While he won’t guarantee you can pick whatever page you desire, he will try and give you options. And when the original art goes on sale, if you have purchased one of the volumes you will always get a 15% discount on anything you might be interested in.

If you are interested in having any of the Mad Mummy Exclusive Trade Paperback editions, send Mike an email at VOZART@GTE.NET
and reserve your copy today.
The order goes in late in April, so don’t delay if you have any interest.

Mike is planning on having the books ready to ship to any who are interested by the end of May, 2017.

Sample pages/artwork can be seen at Mike's Blog at the link below.



 

Moonstone Books
Coming in August!

SHERLOCK HOLMES / GREEN LAMA: THE HEIR APPARENT
by Adam Lance Garcia
Cover art: Mike Fyles

After decades in retirement, a wave of kidnappings from London's immigrant quarters brings Sherlock Holmes back to Baker Street.

With a Tibetan symbol as the only clue, Holmes is joined by Jethro Dumont, an American recently returned from a decade in Tibet.

 Together, these detectives work to capture the man known only as the Heir, a faceless villain that has built his own personal kingdom in the forgotten shadows of London's underground.

Softcover, 120 pages, 6 x 9, $10.99



SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FURTHER CROSSOVERS
Authors: David Stuart Davies, Nancy Holder, David Gerrold
Cover art: Timothy Lantz

Moonstone is proud to present this original anthology featuring never before seen tales of the world’s first consulting detective, as he teams up with other investigators and adventurers of his era!

Craig Kennedy, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde Gertrude Bell, Sgt Cuff, Lady Molly, and many more.

Stories by: Pat Barletta, David Stuart Davies, Nancy Holder, Bradley H. Sinor, Julie Barret, David Gerrold, Jean Rabe,

Greg Gick, Matthew V. Clemens, Martin Gately, and Bill Crider.


Softcover, 250 pages, 6 x 9, $15.95





Night Shade Books
THE BOATS OF THE "GLEN CARRIG" AND OTHER NAUTICAL ADVENTURES:
THE COLLECTED FICTION OF WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON, VOLUME 1

Coming in September!


William Hope Hodgson was, like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, one of the most important, prolific, and influential fantasists of the early twentieth century. His dark and unsettling short stories and novels were shaped in large part by personal experience (a professional merchant mariner for much of his life, many of Hodgson’s tales are set at sea), and his work evokes a disturbing sense of the amorphous and horrific unknown.

Trade paperback, 513 pages, $17.99


PAPERBACK PARADE #97 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #97, the brand new March, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 “All About Girls: Early Vintage Paperback Girlie Pin-up Cartoon Covers” by Gary Lovisi
 “The Mutiny” on The Bounty Saga of Mass-Market Paperbacks” by Dan Roberts
 “Early Bee-Line Books: Sleaze Lampoons Literature’s Greatest Titles!” by Gary Lovisi and Chris Eckhoff
 “Gil Cohen Paintings for Sale”
 “The Pseudonymous Paperback Originals of Lawrence Block” by Don Z. Block
 “Sin in Space The Beacon Galaxy Novels” by Steve Carper
 “Philip Wylie & the Tragic Gladiator” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “Matchless Paperbacks: Tom Murphy’s Ballet!” by Richard Greene
 “Great Sherlock Holmes Adventures” by Gary Lovisi
 “Short Run Series: UK Key Books True Crime Mystery” by Gary Lovisi


$15.00 + $3.00 postage from Gryphon Books, www.gryphonbooks.com.
You can pay via Paypal or with a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. (Inquire on subscription rates and outside USA).
Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
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You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
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International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.





PRE-CODE CLASSICS: FANTASTIC WORLDS / LOST WORLDS HC VOL 01 - Coming in October!
(Art) John Celardo & Various

Marauding winged men, dishy dolls with back-packs and ray guns, blazing interplanetary rocket ships, and grumpy flora and fauna — this one has it all!
Outer space as it should be, courtesy of the greatest comicbook writers and artists of the 1950's.

Be there or be square space-folks!
Collects Fantastic Worlds issues #5-7 (September 1952 to January 1953) and Lost Worlds issues #5-6 (October 1952 to December 1952).


Hardcover, 7x10, 184 pages, Full Color, $44.99, On sale October 4.

PRE-CODE CLASSICS: FANTASTIC WORLDS/LOST WORLDS is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171752.


PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #13 - New!

Contents
 Mr. BURROUGHS THRIVES by Caz
THE OTHER PAL-UL-DON: AS IT EVOLVED IN DELL AND GOLD KEY COMICS PART THREE - THE GOLD KEY YEARS 1962 - 1972 by Caz
KORAK IN PAL-UL-DON by Caz
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE by Caz
A Look Back: Lex Barker as TARZAN by Mike Taylor
EPIC PULPS: ARGOSY: 1943, 1944, 1945 Described  by Mike Taylor


Pulpdom is a magazine about the old pulp magazines of the early 20th century and the authors whowrote for them.
With 75 issues in 15 years, it has published over 2000 pages of articles, essays, short biographies, artwork, book reviews and pulp magazine covers, from the 1890s through modern times.


All 85 back issues on disk for $25 postage paid, allow 10 days (this includes the 10 "Online" issues to date).
Links to a PULPDOM Index and the contents of each issue are at Pulpdom.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Miss Putty Face" by Loring Brent from ARGOSY, February 23, 1918

The travails of an early Hollywood actress.

"The First and Last Ace" by Frank Johnson from SKY FIGHTERS, July, 1940
The Fledgling and "The Flying Cloud" Match Wings in a Sky-High Duel!

"The Voice of Barbara Cruz" by Wade B. Rubottom from FAMOUS DETECTIVE STORIES, February, 1955
Featuring: Ford Wyatt
Ford Wyatt was the only one outside of whoever actually strangled Barbara Cruz that knew he was innocent of the murder. Obviously, that person wasn't going to give Wyatt an alibi. . .




Pulp Den - Now online!

The King of Shanghai 
- New!
Views From The Past: Wichita County, Texas
The Two Sisters of Borneo
In The Shadow of Death  
Behind The Mask Volume 4
Writers of The Future Volume 33  
The Red Pole of Macau

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Factory Awards 2017 Winners - Announced at Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention!

Congratulations to the winners!

Best Novel
SENTINELS, Vol 8: THE DARK CRUSADE by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)

Best Short Story
“Lord Pemberton's Adjustment Service” by David Michelinie (Singularity: Rise of the Posthumans; Pro Se)

Best Anthology
SINGULARITY: RISE OF THE POSTHUMANS (Jaime Ramos, ed; Pro Se)

Best Cover Art
Towers of Metropolis by Michael Kaluta (Airship 27)

Best Interior Illustrations
Chris Kohler for Sentinels, Vol 8: The Dark Crusade (White Rocket Books)

Thanks to Ron Fortier for the info!


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

Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 
Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Kill Squad - New!
Next of Kin - New!
Kamikaze Justice
Gundown At Golden Gate
The Year of The Tiger
The Disappearance of Flight 412
Death Is My Shadow
The Skin Swindle
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
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Mysterious happenings — cloudbursts in the arid desert, churches and skyscrapers horribly destroyed, priests and pastors oddly maddened, Intelligence agents craftily slaughtered — all these heralded the attack on America by the Son of Kasma — spokesman for a vicious, Oriental cult. The populace flocked to the new religion in self-defense. Our country seemed helplessly doomed... And Operator #5, charged with treason by a power-drunk authority; his best friend’s honor, and his own, held forfeit; his beloved Diane captive to the yellow Messiah, must battle alone against a more cunning invader than ever menaced America before!

 
James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an American unnamed Intelligence Service. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken in the event of capture.
 
Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, Operator #5 was a clear forerunner of the spy genre, which exploded in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy happened to remark that he enjoyed reading Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962. Soon, America was surrounded by spies. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Our Man Flint, and Nick Carter, Killmaster were just a few of the most prolific. Jimmy Christopher was on the job a generation before them all, blazing the espionage trail, and keeping America safe from fascism and other wicked isms.
 
Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the September, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
Captain Future #12 Audiobook
Planets in Peril by Edmond Hamilton

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Through an unguessable abyss fraught with peril, Curt Newton and the Futuremen set out to save the remnants of a great civilization from suicide and destruction!
 
Mort Weisinger, Thrilling Publications’ go to Science Fiction Editor, presented author Edmond Hamilton with a concept for a futuristic hero cast in the mold of Doc Savage. This was a calculated move, as Hamilton had already built a strong reputation as a popular writer of space opera. Hamilton took the rudimentary odds and ends that Weisinger had come up with and stitched them together into Captain Future, using another story that he’d written - The Three Planeteers, as a blueprint.


 
Ready to battle with fists and weapons if he has to, Captain Future also has other skills that come into play. Curtis Newton isn’t simply smart, but he shows compassion throughout the series, for those around him and aliens new to him. Unlike many science fiction heroes, Captain Future doesn’t assume that a new being he encounters is evil just because they are different. Many of the conflicts are simply misunderstandings and Captain Future proves himself as strong a diplomat as he is a fighter.
 
Mystery is an element of many of the Captain Future stories. Curt Newton and the Futuremen are often faced with not only saving an alien race or preventing planetary destruction, but also learning who is behind the latest evil deed or how it is being done. The way in which the science fiction whodunits are built in the stories aren’t simply throwaway devices. Clues are left and facts are shared with readers, making the final solution believable and exciting, letting them reveal the bad guy right alongside Captain Future.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Fall 1942 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Planets in Peril” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Jungle Stories #3 eBook
Fall 1939

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 Ki-Gor Novel
Ki-Gor — And The Giant Gorilla-Men by John Peter Drummond
Captives never escaped that African valley and its mad ruler. How could Ki-Gor wrest lovely, pampered Helene Vaughn from the deadly grasp of the Gorilla Master?
 
The Black Gods Of Ngami — Complete Jungle Novelet by Victor Rousseau
The Valley of Evil. Two white men broke its grim tabu, and died. And on their dusty trail rode Constable Evans, a third blood sacrifice to the black Ngami gods.
 
Cannibal Veldt — Complete Jungle Novelet by L. Patrick Greene
Schoonmaker had done a disappearing act, so it was the hangman’s noose for cool Yank Harris — unless he could raise the dead from a gruesome cannibal grave.
 
The White Lord Of The Elephant Kingdom — Complete Jungle Novelet by Armand Brigaud
From Mwana, great she-elephant, the jungle took her first-born. In its place, it put a man-child — he who was to be known as the White Lord of the Elephant Kingdom.
 
Dark Safari — Complete Jungle Novelet by Stanley Foster
Jungle-wise Darnell, bloodhound of the Congo, always trapped his man. But now the throbbing tom-toms muttered Failure, and voodoo-whispers echoed Death!
 
Orchid Death — Short Story Of The Dark Continent by Hubert Roussel
A shimmering, fabulous flower — but its fragile petals held slow, awful doom.
 
Drums Of The Bush — Short Story Of The Dark Continent by Guy L. Jones
Headhunter gold! Two men sought it and found treasure stranger than a Ju-ju dream.
 
Jungle Cargo — Short Story Of The Dark Continent by Thomas J. Cooke
He could rot on the Fever Coast — or ship with a madman and his sub-human crew.
 
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. $3.99
 
Radio Archives


RED SONJA #7 - Coming in July!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Ben Caldwell
Cover C: Tyler Kirkham
Cover D:  Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Mel Rubi

The She-Devil embarks on a whole new adventure… across America! Sonja takes a ride with Max in search of a way back home, and discovers maybe our worlds aren’t that different after all…


Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale July 12.

RED SONJA #7 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171508 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171509 (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171510 (Gomez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171511 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY171512 (Rubi cover).

     

    
    
    



Robert E. Howard, Master of Sword & Sorcery: A Conversation with Author Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

New post at the Black Gate blog.
The podcast runs for 1 hour and 15 minutes!


Robert E. Howard Days
June 9-10, 2017!  
Registration forms are now available!

You may use the form here to register for Howard Days in June.

Please note that the registration taking place is primarily for the Friday Celebration Banquet.
ALL the activities at Howard Days: admission to the Howard Museum and grounds, the Bus Tour, all panels, swap meet, readings and other activities are presented FREE of charge!
The $15.00 fee gets you a seat at the Banquet plus helps defray the cost of drinks, donuts, and a hot dog lunch.

You won't find a better deal all summer.
Plus you get to hang out with a great group of people!
Hope to see you in June - it's never too late to come on down to Howard Days.
It's in Texas - there's plenty of room!



Robert E. Howard Foundation Press

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Vol. 2. This volume collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume checks in at 414 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; and edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm. This collection is expected by the end of March. Pre-order yours today!


Price
The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins is $40 for REHF Premium members, $44 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
(How to become a member? See here.)


Shipping
Shipping options
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46
Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.
Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Contents
Make ’Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns, introduction by James Reasoner
-Breckinridge Elkins
A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)
-Bearfield Elston
A Elston to the Rescue
-Buckner J. Grimes
Knife River Prodigal
A Man-Eating Jeopard
Ring-Tailed Tornado
-Pike Bearfield
A Gent from the Pecos
Gents on the Lynch
The Riot at Bucksnort
While the Smoke Rolled
-Miscellanea
West Is West
Mayhem and Taxes (unfinished)
The Peaceful Pilgrim
Letter: March 1935 (Byrne to Cooper)
Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)
Letter draft: April 21, 1936 (Howard to Byrne)
The Diablos Trail (unfinished)
Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)
Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)
Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)




SAX ROHMER'S DOPE - Coming in September!
by Trina Robbins (Author), Colleen Doran (Afterword), C. Spike Trotman (Foreword)

A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London's mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century.

Trina Robbins' graphic novel adaptation of Sax Rohmer's sensational 1919 novel, DOPE was both the first novel to speak openly about the world's international drug trade, and the first story to center around the death of a celebrity by drug overdose. As for the art, it is considered by many (including Trina herself) to be her best work ever as an illustrator.


Hardcover, 80 pages, $19.99, On sale September 13.

SAX ROHMER'S DOPE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY170550.


The Shadow
Mike Kaluta on a NEW Shadow title at Dynamite Entertainment!

Announced At 2017 Diamond Summit!

Dynamite Entertainment has hinted at the involvement of Mike Kaluta on a new Shadow title with a high profile writer!
More news when available!





The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


Silver Screen Icons: Johnny Weissmuller As Tarzan, Volume 1 - Coming May 30!

Contains:
Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan and his Mate
Tarzan Escapes
Tarzan finds a Son


Format    DVD
Studio    Warner Home Video
Release Date    05/30/2017

List price: $19.99



SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS - Coming April 26!
Edited by Paula Guran

Flashing swords and fearsome magicks . . . high adventure and wondrous wizardry . . . dread monsters and vast rewards . . .

Tales of sword and sorcery at their best offer keen wit, ingenious perception, freewheeling imagination, and canny invention. From its swashbuckling beginnings of good versus evil battles to clashes of more nuanced principles set in complex settings to havoc shaped by grittier perspectives, ambiguous morality, deep history, and expansive worldbuilding―readers continue to be thrilled by the exploits of great warriors and mighty mages.

Swords Against Darkness: an epic anthology of short stories and novellas from classic to modern, each tale a memorable vision from masters of mistresses of heroic fantasy past and present!

Contents
Paula Guran, Introduction: “Knowledge Takes Precedence Over Death”

Forging & Shaping
Robert E. Howard, “The Tower of the Elephant”
C. L. Moore, “Hellsgarde”
Clark Ashton Smith, “The Dark Eidolon”
Jack Vance, “Liane the Wayfarer”
Leigh Brackett, “Black Amazon of Mars”
Fritz Leiber, “Ill Met in Lankhmar”
Michael Moorcock, “While the Gods Laugh”

Normalizing & Annealing
Tanith Lee, “Hero at the Gates”
C. J. Cherryh, “A Thief in Korianth”
Karl Edward Wagner, “Undertow”
Katherine Kurtz, “Swords Against the Marluk”
Mercedes Lackey, “Out of the Deep”
Michael Shea, “Epistle from Lebanoi”
James Enge, “Payment Deferred”
John Balestra, “The Swords of Her Heart” (original)

Tempering & Sharpening
Joanna Russ, “Bluestocking”
Samuel R. Delany, “The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers”
Elizabeth Moon, “First Blood”
Saladin Ahmed, “Where Virtue Lives”
Scott Lynch, “The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats”
Steven Erikson, “Goats of Glory”
Elizabeth Bear, “The Ghost Makers”
Kameron Hurley, “The Plague Givers”

Trade Paperback, 6" x 9", 576 pages, $19.95


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.

Sybla Ramus (1874-1963)  - New!
Bertrande Harry Snell (1882-1949)  - New!
The Island Theory of Zombiation
Zombibliography-Muse Magazine  
Zombibliography-Zombies!
Zombibliography-Monsters and Mad Scientists
Zombibliography-Caligari's Children  
Zombibliography-Zombie: The Living Dead
Zombibliography-Horror!
Weird Tales Books-Black Medicine by Arthur J. Burks

Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 1
Now available in a Kindle edition!

BEHIND THE MASK Returns: An anthology series by Tom Johnson returns in Kindle format in early February with Volume One.
Right now only four issues are planned between February and July.




Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 2
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


BEHIND THE MASK Volume Two, a short story collection by Tom Johnson. Coming soon from FADING SHADOWS.

Titles and design by Tom TV Powers. Contains four stories: Satan’s Minions, a Phantom Detective story, The Star of Africa, a Funny Face story, Guns of Vengeance featuring The Black Bat, and Seven Men of Greed featuring The Man In Purple.

Kindle edition only for now.



Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 3
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


When the mayor of New York City is murdered at a New Year’s Party, Theodore Warwick calls in the only man who can unravel the deep mystery. But The Crimson Mask may be at the mercy of a diabolical Devil who won’t hesitate to kill again!

Stuntmen Steve Oakes and his pal, Jack Quinn, return to New York after their latest film shoot in Hollywood. They encounter a young girl running from the Devil – literally! The case intrigues the stuntmen so much, it leads to complications, and The Angel has to step in to solve the case before murder catches up to them!

Police Commissioner Edward Standish enlists the aid of magician George Chance in his investigation of the strange case of a murdered soldier. The Green Ghost takes a hand in solving the mystery. But why was the soldier murdered, and where are his eyes? Could even a ghost solve the riddle of the blind soldier?

When the British Ambassador to America is assassinated, the Embassy Attaché asks the Americans for help in unraveling the mystery. Gentle Jones, Ace of America’s Secret Service is assigned, and quickly discovers a Nazi spy ring operating in Washington. But what could be the reason for the assassination, and who is the mysterious couple, Countess Catherine Mayberry and Claude Du Val, and what do they have to do with the case?


Kindle Price:    $2.99


Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 4
Now available in a Kindle edition!    

The Master Crime Fighter, Secret Agent X, is called back to duty when an overseas agent warns of an unknown deadly attack aimed at America! But even the unconquerable “X” is not prepared for the deadly menace that has been brought to our shores under cover of darkness. Will the Intrepid Fighter be in time to save his beloved, Betty Dale, when she falls into the den of …Horror’s monsters from hell!

The Lone Eagle must penetrate German skies to rescue two friends, and complete his latest mission. Perhaps the strangest case in his career, he is destined to meet an old enemy from World War 1, as well as face a new danger. A danger that means disaster to America and the Alies, should the German scientists succeed in their new experiments. Can even this master Ace of the skies win through, to bring victory to the Alies?

A mystifying murder mystery ensnares the famous criminologist and sharpshooter, Colonel Jeremiah Custer when his team encounter a young boy accused of mayhem. The lad cannot deny the charges for he can neither hear nor speak. The scientific brain of the greatest manhunter is put to task as he attempts to unravel this new crime!

When murder strikes the Museum of Natural History, Doc Clarke dons the red velvet mask that sends fear into all the underworld, the Crimson Mask nemesis of all crimedom, but this time he is faced by another creature in a mask, Anubis, the Egyptian god of the Dead! Will he succeed, or become another walking corpse, doing the bidding of an evil master of the dark netherworld?

What did the miniature coffins signify? When men of great wealth and industry begin receiving these tiny replicas of crimson caskets, their days of life are numbered. Who is the fiend behind the murders? Young millionaire playboy, Jimmy Gilmore wants to know, and the dreaded Mr. Death goes in search for coffins of death!


Kindle Price:    $2.99



WEINBERG TALES
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!
Ordering details should be available next week!

For the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 21-23, 2017 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center), Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have been working on a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

Doug has now shared the cover, by the incredible Doug Klauba, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed, and I think you'll enjoy seeing the book in less than a month!

And yes, Eery is spelled that way on the cover intentionally -- it's the way that Weird Tales spelled it on their covers.


Ordering details will be posted when they become available!


WEIRDBOOK #34
Now available and recommended!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 182 pages, $12.00 (print), $3.99 (eBook)

Table of Contents

The Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.










14 April 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #17
Coming soon!

Eight boxes of program books arrived today for the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 21-23, 2017 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center).
Here's what the cover looks like. One of our focuses this year is on the Red Circle pulps, sister publications to the Timely group of comics.

We're thrilled that the legendary Jim Steranko is our Guest of Honor. The program book has a bio piece on Steranko, as well as an interview and reproductions of some of his fabulous art! If you're in the Chicago area for C2E2 (which is being held the same weekend), come on over to chat with Steranko (and browse through over 150 tables of pulps, paperbacks, comics, original comic and illustration art, and other related material), or come for his talk on Saturday night.

As always, thanks to Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books for putting the program book together. Hard to believe the convention is just over a week away!

And this cover just goes to show, ya can't go wrong with a Tom Lovell cover!




21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



Airship 27 Productions
MYSTERY MEN (& Women) Volume IV

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions thrilled to announce the release of our latest volume of Mystery Men (& Women) Volume # 4.  As in previous editions, the volume offers up another quartet of new, original pulp heroes by today’s finest pulp writers.

Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions reminds fans of the series’ beginnings. “After a few years of publishing new adventures of the classic pulp heroes from the 30s and 40s, many of our writers started asking if they could offer up tales of their own, new creations. We thought it was a great idea and a natural evolution of what we were doing.”

In this new volume, you’ll find “A Waltz in Scarlet.” From the pages of the Shadow Legion, comes the Ferryman; a blind man who sees through the eyes of ghosts. Created by Thomas Deja. “Cult of the Stranger.” The popular Eel and Adder, aided by another mystery man ally, must take on a gang of modern Thuggees lose in the city. Created by Joel Jenkins. “The Cult of Kali Kill,” is another rousing adventure starring Chicago’s most unique avenger, the bumbling hero the Bagman as invented by B.C. Bell. And rounding out the book is “The Grey Mantis Strike,” wherein a masked martial artist races the clock to save a group of kidnapped children. Created by C. William Russette.

“We couldn’t be any happier with this volume’s action packed stories,” says Fortier. “Then add interiors by Rob Davis and a beautiful evocative cover of the Ferryman by Zacharay Brunner, and we think Mystery Men (& Women) Vol 4 is sure to delight our loyal readers.”

Four thrill-a-minute tales of suspense, mystery and action that keep the true spirit of the classic pulps alive!!


Available now from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill - New!

Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3
Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Altus Press Releases The Major Vol. 2 and The Moon Man Vol. 4
The Invaders by Robert Spencer Carr (plus Ray Bradbury and John D. MacDonald)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939)

Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #2: CRIMSON DOOM
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

“The President’s son will be returned if you send us Captain Ayres in exchange.”
From the enemy camp came this message.
And as Dusty answered, he knew he was starting on the greatest mission of the war,
was going to play a lone hand against the Black Invaders, who sought to crush America beneath their barbarous wings!
An Amazing account of the next great war!

$13.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $12.95

Altus Press


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE AIR ADVENTURES OF GALES & MCGILL, VOLUME 1: 1927–29
by Frederick Nebel
Introduction by John Locke

Now available!

Meet Bill Gales and Mike McGill, hard fighting and high flying soldiers of fortune; freelancers for hire from China to Borneo and beyond.
Follow their hard-boiled exploits in the sinister Far East of the 1920s.
Discover Frederick Nebel’s place as a major producer for the rough paper pages of the Fiction House line of magazines with an in-depth introduction by John Locke.

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $28.95 softcover

Altus Press



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

SANCTUARY FALLS by Wayne Reinagel
At last!  We have been waiting several years and Wayne Reinagel has finally completed "Sanctuary Falls" the third volume in the Pulp Heroes Trilogy.  The novel continues the story arc from "More Than Mortal" and "Khan Dynasty" and brings the Infinite Horizon's Universe to the year 1950 when everything had changed and the Pulp Heroes era came to an end.  And what a novel!  It involves Wayne's creations Doc Titan, the Darkness, the Scorpion, and many others against he backdrop of the defeat of the Nazis, the beginning of the Cold War,  the Tunguska Event, ROSWELL and mch, much more!
 
Wayner is not only a terrific pulp writer, he also illustrates his own stories and paints original covers for them.  If you haven't read the first 2 installments of the Pulp Heroes Series, don't miss them.  if you have read them then you are anticipating "Sanctuary Falls as much as I am!

Past episodes:
Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein
Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's
Nightscape Doule Feature, Volume One with David W. Edwards
Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss: These Alien Skies

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!

AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

Now available!
 
Allen Steele, author of Arkwright, gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents.

Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president.
There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind―Curt must become Captain Future.


Hardcover, 304 pages, $25.99
Publisher: Tor Books





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SAMPLER
Shipping next week!

For more than 14 years, Blood 'n' Thunder chronicled the evolution of adventure, mystery and melodrama in pulp fiction, radio drama, comic strips, and motion pictures produced in the first five decades of the Twentieth Century. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written by hobbyists, historians, and academics, the non-fiction pieces in Blood 'n' Thunder raised the bar for scholars of American popular culture.

This anthology collects some of the most memorable works to grace the journal's pages, along with the illustrations that accompanied their initial publication. Such popular pulp heroes as The Spider and Doc Savage are explored. Early multi-media appearances of famous fictional characters Zorro, Tarzan, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Green Hornet are covered in depth. Lengthy biographical essays profile such giants of the pulp-magazine industry as publisher Frank A. Munsey, writer Gordon Young, and artist Norman Saunders. The Golden Age of American popular culture is celebrated in each and every selection, with Blood 'n' Thunder contributors offering previously unreported and long-forgotten facts. Painting a vivid picture of a bygone era, the material contained herein is not only educational but entertaining as well.

If you've read about but not tried Blood 'n' Thunder for yourself, here's a great way to sample the zine.

Who knows, the Sampler just might inspire you to buy all the back issues and see what you've missing!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.




Bold Venture Press
MURDER ON THE WAY!
by Theodore Roscoe

Now available!

An ancient château in Haiti is the scene of one of the most blood-curdling series of murders in the history of the island. Who was the murderer—man, beast or some supernatural being?

An artist and his girlfriend attend her uncle's funeral on the island of Haiti, where they encounter the deep vein of Voodoo superstition. The legend of living souls trapped in dead bodies becomes a frightening reality as they witness a Zombie resurrection. The tale, by the well-traveled pulp fiction author Theodore Roscoe, captured his sense of awe and terror surrounding such a monster in the very place that would have given rise to it. His first-hand experience during his travels in Haiti taught him of such legends and he used them effectively in Murder on the Way!

Thus, well before the Zombie came to represent today's flesh-eating cinematic monster of lore, Roscoe's story (published by the New York Dodge Publishing Company in 1935) unravels impossible shootings, inexplicable disappearances, and the stirrings of rebellion. These are the background elements for this most unforgettable weekend house-party in the heart of Zombie madness.
Theodore Roscoe (1906–1992) wrote for a variety of pulp fiction magazines while travelling the world. Following World War II he was commissioned by the United States Naval Institute to write detailed histories about submarine and destroyer operations. Roscoe became a Scribner’s author under Burroughs Mitchell with novels To Live and Die in Dixie! and Only in New England. The prolific writer was among the first to see declassified documents connected to the Lincoln assassination, resulting in his work The Web of Conspiracy, which became the basis for a television docudrama.


Softcover, 5.5" x 8.5", 250 pages, $14.95
eBook edition $3.99




Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #1
Drones of the Ravaging Wind

by Stuart Hopen
Now available!

In the hellish days of World War I, after President Woodrow Wilson is slain, a strange assortment of adventurers band together to fight the dreaded Mysteriarchs of the Abyss -- an ancient and vilified order of wizards, or demigods, or fallen angels. With their insatiable appetite for destruction, the Mysteriarchs would sow the seeds of nothingness and reap a harvest of eternal horror -- transforming the War to End All Wars into the War to End All But War!

Softcover, 8.5" x 11", 130 pages, $14.95






BROOD OF THE WITCH QUEEN / THE QUEST OF THE SACRED SLIPPER - Now available!
by Sax Rohmer, Introduction by William Patrick Maynard

Two stand-alone exotic thrillers from the author of the Fu Manchu series.
Weird deaths and supernatural events threaten London in these two early 20th century occult masterpieces.

Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
$19.95


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the tip!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  


BURNE HOGARTH TARZAN VOLUME 04: THE LOST TRIBE - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Following on from Tarzan Versus The Nazis, Tarzan in the City of Gold and Tarzan Versus The Barbarians, Tarzan - The Island Of Mua-Ao is the fourth and final exclusive volume authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden).

Hardcover, 10x13, 112 pages, Full Color, $49.95, On sale March 22.




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: Who Fears the Devil? By Manly Wade Wellman - New!
GUEST POST: Rick Stump on the Dawn of Sword & Sorcery - New!
Audaciously Weird: my favorite kind of SF story - New!
Short Reviews – Yesterday’s Doors, by Arthur J. Burks
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: Hellboy is Totally Pulp
From Pulp to the Gaming Table: Running Short Fiction as RPG

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

JAMES BOND Great Pan Covers
 - New!
PLANET COMICS 1, 2 & 3 (1940)  - New!
WEIRD TALES 59, 60 & 61 (1928)  - New!
Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Paintings
Pulp Gallery: DIME WESTERN (1935-36)  


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Project Updates
 - New!
Raymond F. Jones’ “The Alien”   - New!
Shock Mystery Tales Vol. 2 No. 2  - New!
Gary Lovisi’s Vic Powers
Paperback Parade #97 March 2017
Pulp Horror #5 March 2017
Men of Violence! #6
The Paperback Fanatic #36  

EARTH, AIR, FIRE & WATER Four Tales of Elemental Mythos Horror! - Now available!
By Brian Lumley

Brian Lumley's been writing Mythos tales for 50 years, now: Among his early stories were "Rising With Surtsey" --August Derleth placed it between Fritz Leiber and Ramsey Campbell pieces in TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS-- and "The Caller of the Black",  in Arkham House's 1971 collection of that title. As editor after Derleth's passing, Ramsey Campbell put Lumley's "The Second Wish" after Stephen King's and before Frank Belknap Long's stories in NEW TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS---- and on and on.

While today he may be best known for the highly-acclaimed NECROSCOPE books and RPG, Brian has never stopped writing Mythos stories. This collection spans from 1975 to the present, thematically selected. Developing Derleth's idea that one way mere humans could try to grasp Mythos horrors was to consider them as Elementals, these yarns expand upon the pulpiest aspects... if you like your Mythos with numerology, amulets, and otherworldly talismans, this one's for you!

Includes "The Gathering"-- a previously-unpublished novel-length story original to this book, along with "Lord of the Worms," "Born of the Winds" and "The Changeling." Each introduced by the author.

We are now shipping TRADE EDITIONS starting 5th April!

324 pages hardcover. DUSTJACKET Bob Eggleton; 10 interiors by Jim Pitts





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Now available!

Calling all ERB fans!!
We have new merchandise available.

New T-shirts
Warlord of Mars by Joe Jusko
Tarzan and Jane by Russ Manning
Tars Tarkas
Princess of Mars by Pegaso
Lord of the Jungle
by Joe Jusko
John Carter by Joe Jusko
John Carter of Mars by Pegaso
Dejah Thoris by Joe Jusko
Barsoom

Puzzles
Dejah Thoris by Joe Jusko
Tars Tarkas
Master of Adventure

Get yours now!!
http://edgarriceburroughs.com/store/





THE EVOLUTION OF THE COSTUMED AVENGER: THE 4,000-YEAR HISTORY OF THE SUPERHERO - Now available!
by Jess Nevins


Using a broad array of historical and literary sources, this book presents an unprecedented detailed history of the superhero and its development across the course of human history.

• Presents a concise but thorough history of the superhero comic industry, from the 1930s to today
• Clearly describes the two main forms of the historical superhero, the Costumed Avenger and the Superman
• Suggests a new way in which to evaluate superheroes and explains why this new methodology is important
• Identifies and examines the ways in which superheroes have been present in popular literature since the beginning of human history


Hardcover, 400 pages, $58.00


THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #1 - Arriving in comic shops April 19!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Morales, Robert Castro

In ancient days, Jason gathered the greatest heroes of his age and set out on the ultimate sea voyage.
Now, in Tarzan’s era, Jason Gridley does the same.

The greatest heroes of the Edgar Rice Burroughs universe come together as the crew of the good ship Venture, with none other than Tarzan as their captain.
It’s a race this time, against a battleship of dark hearted villains, and the fate of many worlds hangs in the balance.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








THE HORROR ON THE LINKS: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME ONE  - Now available!
by Seabury Quinn


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 more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French 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.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.


Cover art by Donato Giancola

Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99

The Devil's Rosary: The Complete Tales of Jules De Grandin, Volume Two is coming in September!




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Nominations
REH Palooza -
Quick Update, Now with Conan
Belated Birthday
New Worlds For Old
Late Marvel Conan

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #17 - Now available in the U.K. and coming soon to comic shops!

Mort Kunstler: He is a master at plunging his viewers into the heart of the action. Now universally acclaimed US Civil War artist, his skills were honed in the lurid pages of pulp publishing. Gustve Dore: Meet one of the world's most influencial illustrators. Zac Retz: Be charmed and romanced by his whimsical art. Francisco Coching: meet the king of Filipino comics.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99





JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION VOLUME 02 GOLDFINGER 1960-1966 - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Ian Fleming & Various

James Bond returns to action in six thrilling adventures, starting with 007's encounter with the titular Auric Goldfinger, the man with the Midas touch.

Also included are Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With The Golden Gun and The Living Daylights, each of which has been painstakingly restored to create the highest quality reproduction of the original Express Newspapers' strip available.

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, B&W, $39.95







JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #4 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops April 19!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: Mike Perkins

In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack in Tokyo by an Aum Shinrikyo-like cult, Felix Leiter finds himself unwittingly drawn into the investigation. And under the oversight of Tiger Tanaka—the Japanese James Bond—and with a squad of Tanaka’s elite operatives, Leiter himself helps to bring down the cult’s leader! But now it’s up to Leiter and Tanaka to work desperately against the clock: they must discover the secret of the cultist’s deadly bio-weapon – especially if they’re going to try and avert another terrorist attack!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASTIC PULP HEROES

Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in countries around the world skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The genres of the fantastic–science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror–were among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Pulp Heroes is the first collection of series characters from these genres. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features the broadest range of characters from the fantastic genres imaginable.

The Encyclopedia has over 1150 character entries from over two dozen countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.

Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 298 Pages, $24.99





Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASTIC PULP HEROES

Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in countries around the world skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The genres of the fantastic–science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror–were among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Pulp Heroes is the first collection of series characters from these genres. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features the broadest range of characters from the fantastic genres imaginable.

The Encyclopedia has over 1150 character entries from over two dozen countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.

Kindle Price: $9.99




  Kindle


Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP ADVENTURERS
Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. The adventure genre–used here to include everything from stories of mercenaries in South America to spies to martial arts stories of wüxia masters–was among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Pulp Adventurers is the first collection of series characters from the adventure genre. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features the broadest range of adventurous characters imaginable.

The Encyclopedia has over 2300 character entries from over 50 countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.


Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 502 Pages, $30


Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP DETECTIVES
Now available!



1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in countries around the world skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The mystery genre was one of the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes is the first collection of series characters from the mystery genre. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features virtually every fictional series detective who appeared from 1902 to 1945.

The Encyclopedia has over 2800 character entries from over 50 countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.


Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 540 Pages, $30


Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP COWBOYS
Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which American popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in the United States skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The Western genre was among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Pulp Cowboys is the first collection of series characters from the Western genre. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, and comic strips, the Encyclopedia features virtually every fictional series cowboy who appeared from 1902 to 1945.

The Encyclopedia has over 450 character entries from the United States and a variety of other countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.


Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 102 Pages, $17.95

 

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #10 - Arriving in comic shops April 19!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

Ewata, queen of Skull Island, must fight her way through the island to rescue her daughter.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




KONG SKULL ISLAND OFFICIAL COMIC SERIES #1 - Arriving in comic shops April 19!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art/Cover) Zid

As the ultimate monster icon returns to the big screen in the highly anticipated film Kong: Skull Island, Legendary Comics expands the story of King Kong with an exciting new comic series. Readers will join the mysterious organization Monarch on a mission into myth, revealing the untold origins of this god-like creature and the battle for survival that made him the last of his kind.

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99



Legendary Comics

LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE TPB  - Now available!
Writer: Michael Uslan, Art: Giovanni Timpano, Cover: John Cassaday

A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told, uncovering The Lone Ranger’s familial link to the emergence of The Green Hornet! What is the blood connection that unites two masked heroes, separated by generations? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice?


Trade paperback, Full Color, 136 pages, $19.99




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

NEW BOOKS, OLD SUBJECTS: BOOK REVIEWS
BLACK MIRROR: A MODERN DAY OUTER LIMITS
KONG: SKULL ISLAND is a monster of a movie


Now available and pre-orders are shipping!

Meteor House is proud to introduce its second chapbook, The Adventure of the Fallen Stone: Being the First Part of the Account of The Dynamics of a Meteor, chronicling Sherlock Holmes’ ongoing efforts to combat the hellish hun, as recounted by the Great Detective’s Boswell, Dr. John H. Watson, and edited for publication by Win Scott Eckert!

April 1917. Sherlock Holmes has returned to Mother England following his 1916 African adventure. In retreat at his country cottage, tending to his bees, Holmes’ peaceful solitude (or perhaps deadly boredom) is shattered by a murder at a local inn…

Thrust back into the shadowy fray of Great War espionage, the detective’s brother Mycroft sets Holmes and Watson on the perilous trail of a cunning German mastermind.

Join Holmes, Watson, sleuths Harry Dickson and J. Saxon Blake—intriguingly, both master detectives with digs on Baker Street, who greatly resemble Holmes in demeanor, speech, and aspect—and the alluring Isis Vanderhoek as they race across England in pursuit of a master villain and a stolen flower with remarkable medicinal properties.

WHAT is the mysterious lotus vitae?

HOW is it related to a meteor that fell in Yorkshire in 1795?

WILL Holmes and company success in preventing the nefarious Von Bork’s latest scheme?

Meteor House is proud to present our second limited edition chapbook, a 24 page, 8,650 word adventure signed by Win Scott Eckert.
As with most of our books, the print run will be determined by the number of books preordered.
Only a small number will be printed beyond the preorders, so to ensure you don’t miss out, be sure to preorder no later than March 10th!


Why the short preorder period? Win will sign these chapbooks at an event on March 25th at Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches TX.
We can’t guarantee there will be any copies left by the time we get to FarmerCon XII (at PulpFest) in July.


 

Mike Vosburg's THE MAD MUMMY
Now available for pre-order!
The order goes in late April!
Scheduled for shipping at the end of May!

Mike Vosburg is planning a very limited print run of his Mad Mummy series, which will be broken up into a series of three graphic novels.
Sax Rohmer and Dr. Fu Manchu play a big part in the stories.

This is not a commercial venture, as Mike has learned the folly of trying to sell books as an independent publisher.
Each of the three 92 page volumes will run $15, plus an additional $7 postage/handling.(Postage for  orders outside the U.S. will have to be calculated differently.)
Mike considered lowering the shipping cost by sending the material Media Mail instead of priority, but tracking/insurance keep this from being a realistic option. However, you are only stuck with the shipping cost once; if you order more than one of the volumes the shipping stays the same ($7).


What you are getting for that price is a one of kind book, because Mike does not have any plans to print and sell this commercially. Also, you will receive a piece of signed artwork from series from one of the thumb nailed pages or a series of panels from one of the pencil roughs. While he won’t guarantee you can pick whatever page you desire, he will try and give you options. And when the original art goes on sale, if you have purchased one of the volumes you will always get a 15% discount on anything you might be interested in.

If you are interested in having any of the Mad Mummy Exclusive Trade Paperback editions, send Mike an email at VOZART@GTE.NET
and reserve your copy today.
The order goes in late in April, so don’t delay if you have any interest.

Mike is planning on having the books ready to ship to any who are interested by the end of May, 2017.

Sample pages/artwork can be seen at Mike's Blog at the link below.



 

Moonstone Books
Coming in August!

SHERLOCK HOLMES / GREEN LAMA: THE HEIR APPARENT
by Adam Lance Garcia
Cover art: Mike Fyles

After decades in retirement, a wave of kidnappings from London's immigrant quarters brings Sherlock Holmes back to Baker Street.

With a Tibetan symbol as the only clue, Holmes is joined by Jethro Dumont, an American recently returned from a decade in Tibet.

 Together, these detectives work to capture the man known only as the Heir, a faceless villain that has built his own personal kingdom in the forgotten shadows of London's underground.

Softcover, 120 pages, 6 x 9, $10.99



SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FURTHER CROSSOVERS
Authors: David Stuart Davies, Nancy Holder, David Gerrold
Cover art: Timothy Lantz

Moonstone is proud to present this original anthology featuring never before seen tales of the world’s first consulting detective, as he teams up with other investigators and adventurers of his era!

Craig Kennedy, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde Gertrude Bell, Sgt Cuff, Lady Molly, and many more.

Stories by: Pat Barletta, David Stuart Davies, Nancy Holder, Bradley H. Sinor, Julie Barret, David Gerrold, Jean Rabe,

Greg Gick, Matthew V. Clemens, Martin Gately, and Bill Crider.


Softcover, 250 pages, 6 x 9, $15.95





Mystery*File - Now online!

A 1001 Midnights Review: LEIGH BRACKETT – No Good from a Corpse  
- New!
Stories I’m Reading: DASHIELL HAMMETT “The Tenth Clew” - New!
Stories I’m Reading: EDMOND HAMILTON “What’s It Like Out There?”
A 1001 Midnights Review: JACK BOYLE – Boston Blackie  
THE LOST BOOKS OF PETER CHEYNEY, Part Two, by Keith Chapman
THE LOST BOOKS OF PETER CHEYNEY, Part One, by Keith Chapman  


Night Shade Books
THE BOATS OF THE "GLEN CARRIG" AND OTHER NAUTICAL ADVENTURES:
THE COLLECTED FICTION OF WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON, VOLUME 1

Coming in September!


William Hope Hodgson was, like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, one of the most important, prolific, and influential fantasists of the early twentieth century. His dark and unsettling short stories and novels were shaped in large part by personal experience (a professional merchant mariner for much of his life, many of Hodgson’s tales are set at sea), and his work evokes a disturbing sense of the amorphous and horrific unknown.

Trade paperback, 513 pages, $17.99


PAPERBACK PARADE #97 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #97, the brand new March, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 “All About Girls: Early Vintage Paperback Girlie Pin-up Cartoon Covers” by Gary Lovisi
 “The Mutiny” on The Bounty Saga of Mass-Market Paperbacks” by Dan Roberts
 “Early Bee-Line Books: Sleaze Lampoons Literature’s Greatest Titles!” by Gary Lovisi and Chris Eckhoff
 “Gil Cohen Paintings for Sale”
 “The Pseudonymous Paperback Originals of Lawrence Block” by Don Z. Block
 “Sin in Space The Beacon Galaxy Novels” by Steve Carper
 “Philip Wylie & the Tragic Gladiator” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “Matchless Paperbacks: Tom Murphy’s Ballet!” by Richard Greene
 “Great Sherlock Holmes Adventures” by Gary Lovisi
 “Short Run Series: UK Key Books True Crime Mystery” by Gary Lovisi


$15.00 + $3.00 postage from Gryphon Books, www.gryphonbooks.com.
You can pay via Paypal or with a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. (Inquire on subscription rates and outside USA).
Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item.
International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.





PRE-CODE CLASSICS: LARS OF MARS/CRUSADERS FROM MARS/EERIE ADVENTURES HC - Arriving in comic shops April 19!
(Writer) Jerry Siegel (Art) Allen Anderson & Various (Cover) Allen Anderson

This one is hard to overplay, comicbook fans in that material like the stuff contained in the handful of issues that made up the full output of Ziff Davis's Lars Of Mars is tough to beat. No, strike that: it's impossible to beat! Heck, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Murphy Anderson and the true forerunner of the Red Planet's J'onn J'onzz, this is the real McCoy. Collects Lars of Mars #10 (April/May 1951) and #11 (July/August 1951), Crusader from Mars #1 (March 1952) and #2 (Fall 1952), and Eerie Adventures #1 (Winter 1951).


Hardcover, 7x10, 216 pages, Full Color, $59.99


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Heart-Bustin' Bronc Buster" by Johnston McCulley from REAL WESTERN ROMANCES, September, 1951

Laurie, born and bred in the West, thought nothing of jumping out of a buckboard, over the wheel. But - now - she waited for Jerry to help her down!

"The Vagabond Prints" by Joe Archibald from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, May, 1947
Featuring: Alvin Hinkey
When the Gotham dicks got a clear-cut case against a babe that bumped her boss, only a whack like Hawkshaw Hinkey would put the blame elsewhere and near get slain to prove it.

"The Thing from "Outside"" by George Allen England from AMAZING STORIES, April, 1926
The Thing from Outside is an alien preying on a small band of Americans trekking though Canada.



Pulp Den - Now online!

Views From The Past: Wichita County, Texas  
- New!
The Two Sisters of Borneo - New!
In The Shadow of Death   - New!
Behind The Mask Volume 4
Writers of The Future Volume 33  
The Red Pole of Macau

         Pulp Den  

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

Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 
Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Kamikaze Justice - New!
Gundown At Golden Gate
The Year of The Tiger
The Disappearance of Flight 412
Death Is My Shadow
The Skin Swindle
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.

RED SONJA #4 - Arriving in comic shops April 19!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Jonboy Meyers
Cover C: Cosplay Cover
Cover D:  Funko
Cover E Subscription: Rubi

Deep in the heart of New York City, it’s a showdown between Sonja and the megalomaniac Kulan Gath and his rabid followers. When Max’s secret past is revealed, Sonja must decide between pursuing her revenge and the fate of her new friend.

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99

 
 
 
 
 





Robert E. Howard Days
June 9-10, 2017!  
Registration forms are now available!

You may use the form here to register for Howard Days in June.

Please note that the registration taking place is primarily for the Friday Celebration Banquet.
ALL the activities at Howard Days: admission to the Howard Museum and grounds, the Bus Tour, all panels, swap meet, readings and other activities are presented FREE of charge!
The $15.00 fee gets you a seat at the Banquet plus helps defray the cost of drinks, donuts, and a hot dog lunch.

You won't find a better deal all summer.
Plus you get to hang out with a great group of people!
Hope to see you in June - it's never too late to come on down to Howard Days.
It's in Texas - there's plenty of room!



Robert E. Howard Foundation Press

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Vol. 2. This volume collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume checks in at 414 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; and edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm. This collection is expected by the end of March. Pre-order yours today!


Price
The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins is $40 for REHF Premium members, $44 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
(How to become a member? See here.)


Shipping
Shipping options
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46
Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.
Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Contents
Make ’Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns, introduction by James Reasoner
-Breckinridge Elkins
A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)
-Bearfield Elston
A Elston to the Rescue
-Buckner J. Grimes
Knife River Prodigal
A Man-Eating Jeopard
Ring-Tailed Tornado
-Pike Bearfield
A Gent from the Pecos
Gents on the Lynch
The Riot at Bucksnort
While the Smoke Rolled
-Miscellanea
West Is West
Mayhem and Taxes (unfinished)
The Peaceful Pilgrim
Letter: March 1935 (Byrne to Cooper)
Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)
Letter draft: April 21, 1936 (Howard to Byrne)
The Diablos Trail (unfinished)
Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)
Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)
Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)




The Serial Squadron
THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS
Now available!

Now available from THE SQUADRON as part of the new Serial Squadron Membership Kit

THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS includes concise descriptions of every US serial ever made from 1912 to 1956 in chronological order, lists of serials by studio, feature version and re-release titles, revised and unproduced serials, serial star vital statistics, movie serial costumed heroes and villains, great lines from serials, serials on 8mm, serial premiums, and lots more.
This is a collaborative work produced over a number of years and includes contributions by Squadron members including Ron Stephenson, The Green Hornet and Tom Lyon, and serial descriptions by Raymond William Stedman, GH, and yours truly,

It's comprehensive in its scope but not intended to be a massive tome, and does not include pages of reviews or commentary but instead short 1-3 sentence summaries of all the plots of all the serials, all 500+ of them. It's intended to be useful to those who'd like to be able to consult it for information about serials conveniently and easily and will include at least some information about every American serial except 2 or 3 of which almost nothing is known, and there's even a little about them in there too.

It will be offered as part of the new Membership Kit package which will be available when the new Squadron Cliffhanger Channel is ready to debut.





The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


Simon Price Private Investigator - Now available!
by Ron Fortier & Bill Gladman


DETROIT GUMSHOE Chief of Detectives Walter Pryce was a career cop in Detroit and his son, Simon, followed in his footsteps by joining the DPD. But when he discovered many of his brothers in blue were as corrupt as the criminals they went after, he became disillusioned and quit. His father has never forgiven him for that and Simon’s sister, Claire, has to keep the between them. Especially since Simon went on to open his own private investigation office and metes out justice on a more personal basis. He is aided and abetted by his lovely secretary Joan Spivey; the winner of an Olympic Silver medal. Joan carries a .38 revolver in her purse and has no qualms on using it to back up her boss. Veteran comics writer Ron Fortier and newcomer Bill Gladman, have created an old fashioned hero straight out of the paperbacks of the 60’s and 70’s and deliver up three stand-alone mysteries wonderfully illustrated by Brian Laterim, Rob Davis and Barry McCalin Jr. Welcome to Motor City and its newest hero, Simon Pryce, Private Eye.


Softcover, 68 pages, $7.99




SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS - Coming April 26!
Edited by Paula Guran

Flashing swords and fearsome magicks . . . high adventure and wondrous wizardry . . . dread monsters and vast rewards . . .

Tales of sword and sorcery at their best offer keen wit, ingenious perception, freewheeling imagination, and canny invention. From its swashbuckling beginnings of good versus evil battles to clashes of more nuanced principles set in complex settings to havoc shaped by grittier perspectives, ambiguous morality, deep history, and expansive worldbuilding―readers continue to be thrilled by the exploits of great warriors and mighty mages.

Swords Against Darkness: an epic anthology of short stories and novellas from classic to modern, each tale a memorable vision from masters of mistresses of heroic fantasy past and present!

Contents
Paula Guran, Introduction: “Knowledge Takes Precedence Over Death”

Forging & Shaping
Robert E. Howard, “The Tower of the Elephant”
C. L. Moore, “Hellsgarde”
Clark Ashton Smith, “The Dark Eidolon”
Jack Vance, “Liane the Wayfarer”
Leigh Brackett, “Black Amazon of Mars”
Fritz Leiber, “Ill Met in Lankhmar”
Michael Moorcock, “While the Gods Laugh”

Normalizing & Annealing
Tanith Lee, “Hero at the Gates”
C. J. Cherryh, “A Thief in Korianth”
Karl Edward Wagner, “Undertow”
Katherine Kurtz, “Swords Against the Marluk”
Mercedes Lackey, “Out of the Deep”
Michael Shea, “Epistle from Lebanoi”
James Enge, “Payment Deferred”
John Balestra, “The Swords of Her Heart” (original)

Tempering & Sharpening
Joanna Russ, “Bluestocking”
Samuel R. Delany, “The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers”
Elizabeth Moon, “First Blood”
Saladin Ahmed, “Where Virtue Lives”
Scott Lynch, “The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats”
Steven Erikson, “Goats of Glory”
Elizabeth Bear, “The Ghost Makers”
Kameron Hurley, “The Plague Givers”

Trade Paperback, 6" x 9", 576 pages, $19.95


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

The Island Theory of Zombiation  - New!
Zombibliography-Muse Magazine  - New!
Zombibliography-Zombies!
Zombibliography-Monsters and Mad Scientists
Zombibliography-Caligari's Children  
Zombibliography-Zombie: The Living Dead
Zombibliography-Horror!
Weird Tales Books-Black Medicine by Arthur J. Burks

Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 1
Now available in a Kindle edition!

BEHIND THE MASK Returns: An anthology series by Tom Johnson returns in Kindle format in early February with Volume One.
Right now only four issues are planned between February and July.




Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 2
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


BEHIND THE MASK Volume Two, a short story collection by Tom Johnson. Coming soon from FADING SHADOWS.

Titles and design by Tom TV Powers. Contains four stories: Satan’s Minions, a Phantom Detective story, The Star of Africa, a Funny Face story, Guns of Vengeance featuring The Black Bat, and Seven Men of Greed featuring The Man In Purple.

Kindle edition only for now.



Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 3
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


When the mayor of New York City is murdered at a New Year’s Party, Theodore Warwick calls in the only man who can unravel the deep mystery. But The Crimson Mask may be at the mercy of a diabolical Devil who won’t hesitate to kill again!

Stuntmen Steve Oakes and his pal, Jack Quinn, return to New York after their latest film shoot in Hollywood. They encounter a young girl running from the Devil – literally! The case intrigues the stuntmen so much, it leads to complications, and The Angel has to step in to solve the case before murder catches up to them!

Police Commissioner Edward Standish enlists the aid of magician George Chance in his investigation of the strange case of a murdered soldier. The Green Ghost takes a hand in solving the mystery. But why was the soldier murdered, and where are his eyes? Could even a ghost solve the riddle of the blind soldier?

When the British Ambassador to America is assassinated, the Embassy Attaché asks the Americans for help in unraveling the mystery. Gentle Jones, Ace of America’s Secret Service is assigned, and quickly discovers a Nazi spy ring operating in Washington. But what could be the reason for the assassination, and who is the mysterious couple, Countess Catherine Mayberry and Claude Du Val, and what do they have to do with the case?


Kindle Price:    $2.99


Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 4
Now available in a Kindle edition!    

The Master Crime Fighter, Secret Agent X, is called back to duty when an overseas agent warns of an unknown deadly attack aimed at America! But even the unconquerable “X” is not prepared for the deadly menace that has been brought to our shores under cover of darkness. Will the Intrepid Fighter be in time to save his beloved, Betty Dale, when she falls into the den of …Horror’s monsters from hell!

The Lone Eagle must penetrate German skies to rescue two friends, and complete his latest mission. Perhaps the strangest case in his career, he is destined to meet an old enemy from World War 1, as well as face a new danger. A danger that means disaster to America and the Alies, should the German scientists succeed in their new experiments. Can even this master Ace of the skies win through, to bring victory to the Alies?

A mystifying murder mystery ensnares the famous criminologist and sharpshooter, Colonel Jeremiah Custer when his team encounter a young boy accused of mayhem. The lad cannot deny the charges for he can neither hear nor speak. The scientific brain of the greatest manhunter is put to task as he attempts to unravel this new crime!

When murder strikes the Museum of Natural History, Doc Clarke dons the red velvet mask that sends fear into all the underworld, the Crimson Mask nemesis of all crimedom, but this time he is faced by another creature in a mask, Anubis, the Egyptian god of the Dead! Will he succeed, or become another walking corpse, doing the bidding of an evil master of the dark netherworld?

What did the miniature coffins signify? When men of great wealth and industry begin receiving these tiny replicas of crimson caskets, their days of life are numbered. Who is the fiend behind the murders? Young millionaire playboy, Jimmy Gilmore wants to know, and the dreaded Mr. Death goes in search for coffins of death!


Kindle Price:    $2.99



WEINBERG TALES
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

For the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 21-23, 2017 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center), Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have been working on a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

Doug has now shared the cover, by the incredible Doug Klauba, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed, and I think you'll enjoy seeing the book in less than a month!

And yes, Eery is spelled that way on the cover intentionally -- it's the way that Weird Tales spelled it on their covers.


Ordering details will be posted when they become available!


WEIRDBOOK #34
Now available and recommended!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 182 pages, $12.00 (print), $3.99 (eBook)

Table of Contents

The Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.










07 April 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2017!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



2017 & 2018 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

2017

May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
TERMINATOR: GENISYS 2
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

June 2, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 16, 2017
WONDER WOMAN
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
THE MUMMY
KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
JUMANJI
August 4, 2017
ALIEN: CONVENANT
September 4, 2017
September 29, 2017
THE INHUMANS
THE EQUALIZER 2
October 6, 2017
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1

December TBA, 2017
December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN
2018

February 16, 2018
BLACK PANTHER
March 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
THE FLASH [May be delayed]
May 4, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
June 29, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
July 6, 2018
July 20, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
October 5, 2018
AQUAMAN
November 2, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
December 21, 2018
SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED FEATURE

The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair
Sunday 30th April 2017, 10am - 4pm



Victoria Park Plaza Hotel
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London
SW1V 1EQ
London

30+ booktables (tables £50 each, £2 for 90), admission £3.00

Thousands of secondhand and collectable Crime, Mystery, SF, Fantasy, Horror, War, Film and TV tie-in Western & Adventure paperbacks, pulps and hardcovers


The 2017 Paperback and Pulp Bookfair


2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

Legendary comic artist and historian, Jim Steranko has agreed to join us to talk about Martin Goodman, pulp history and more.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is a few months away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.

You have several choices to register for this year's convention.
3 Day - $35.00
1 Day [Fri or Sat] - $25.00
1 Day [Sunday] - $10.00
Early Bird [Allowed in 1 hour after dealer starts their setup] - $60.00


21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



65th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, Michigan

3 blocks east of Capitol


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE



Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #153
 Classic Science Fiction from the page of Wonder Stories

 
The Disc-Men of Jupiter by Manly Wade Wellman
 An Adventure On Eros by J. Harvey Haggard
 A Mutiny In Space by Gawain Edwards
 An Adventure In Futurity by Clark Ashton Smith
 The Sargasso Monster by Edsel Newton
 The Conquest of Gola by Leslie F. Stone

Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul
   
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective – November 1947
 
"The Case of the Burning Rocks" by Robert Wallace
Photographer Jim Darrel’s sudden murder is only the first blow struck by criminals who conspire to gain millions in loot!
Follow the Phantom, world’s greatest detective, as he pits himself against a sinister, elusive crime mogul who plays for gigantic stakes!

"The Concrete Curtain" by John L. Benton
Sometimes cold cement can talk—and it reveals plenty to Don Taylor
"Time Out For Murder" by Ray Cummings
Larry Drake plans his heinous crime with fiendish and evil cleverness
"A Grain of Poison" by Norman A. Daniels
The District Attorney’s young medical aide follows a trail of arsenic
"The Man Never Moved" by Roger Fuller
Fat Sergeant McCreary just sat still, but got some astonishing results


 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

   
7x10, 114 pages, $14.95




Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

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. “Horrors of war” takes on a whole new meaning when WWI erupts with paranormal activity: Flaming planes piloted by charred skeletons; Battleship crews that mysteriously vanish; Medieval knights falling from the sky; The spirit of the Red Baron himself haunting the frontlines! 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:
“Scourge of the Spectre,” – Flying Aces, August 1935
“Spectre of the Red Knight,” – Flying Aces, January 1932
“The Vanishing Avenger,” – Flying Aces, February 1934
“The Ghost from G-2,” – Flying Aces, May 1934
“Strafe of the Flying Corpse,” – Flying Aces, January 1936
“The Armored Corpse,” – Flying Aces, March 1936


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 350 pages, $16.99


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton


The Squadron of the Dead contained all the hellions of ten armies! Men without hope; men courting death; men who loved to kill; men who laughed and fought, drank and cursed, lived hard, and died harder. Americans, British, Russians—even Germans—made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together: Death lay ahead of them. They were assigned the grim missions no other squadron dared to take—for they had all been condemned to die!

Each of the eight stories in Painton’s Squadron of the Dead is the story of a different pilot who has been condemned to death and sent to the squadron to serve out his sentence. And die they did, dropping spies, bombing impossible places, strafing infantry for harassed Allied battalions. These men flew recklessly, savagely, knowing they could live again only when death really claimed them. Then their names would shine once again in the casualty announcements and they would be posthumously awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

Frederick C. Painton, a prolific pulp author and venerated newspaper man, wrote the eight Squadron of the Dead stories contained in this anthology in 1935 for Sky Birds magazine.
Painton is best remembered for his coverage of World War II for Reader’s Digest magazine.

Stories include:
“Today We Die,” – Sky Birds, February 1935
“Ghosts of the Living,” – Sky Birds, March 1935
“The Glory Gambler,” – Sky Birds, April 1935
“Tarmac of Treason,” – Sky Birds, June 1935
“Death’s Dreadnaughts,” – Sky Birds, July 1935
“Legion of the Unlucky,” – Sky Birds, August 1935
“Duel of Dishonor,” – Sky Birds, September 1935
“Slaughter of the Dead,” – Sky Birds, December 1935

Plus:
”About the Author” by Frederick C. Painton


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 362 pages, $16.99





Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #26 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Rob and Ron talk about the upcoming Windy City Pulp & Paper con, what new books we have out now and coming soon and as ever lots more updates on the Brother Bones movie now in production.








Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Pecos Kid Western T-Shirt - New!

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: grey fabric only.

$22.95

Captain Combat T-Shirt - New!

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s. 
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan 
Note: black fabric only.
$22.95


Horror Stories T-Shirt  
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95
 
Doctor Death T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95


Black Mask T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95
The Mysterious Wu Fang T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Dr. Yen Sin T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Short Stories T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Popular Publications Logo 1 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$27.95

Popular Publications Logo 2 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$27.95


Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$22.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$22.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$22.95
Argosy 1970s Logo T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic magazine.
In 1974, the new owners of Argosy revamped the decades-old periodical, introducing a new design—including a completely-updated logo—
by Herb Lubalin and Roger Ferriter, two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century.

Note: burgundy fabric only.
$22.95
Terror Tales Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

Captain Zero T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

Captain Satan T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

Dime Mystery Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.
















 



Altus Press
Altus Press Gift Card
Now available!

Not sure what to buy?
Get an Altus Press Gift Card.
hese never expire and you can choose the amount.
From $25

Altus Press
THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG #3: THE CASE OF  THE YELLOW MASK
by Robert J. Hogan

Now available!

A thousand years ago the man with the golden mask had ruled a continent; today, men scoffed at the legend.
A golden face with hypnotic powers?
Impossible!…
But Wu Fang, dragon lord of crime, smiled wisely; he wanted that mask—
wanted it enough to blaze a murder trail across half the globe, to weave a death snare which only three white men—
Val Kildare, Jerry Hazard and Cappy could dare combat!

$12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover

Altus Press


Altus Press
DR. YEN SIN #2: THE MYSTERY OF  THE GOLDEN SKULL
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Now available!

Moving east from the ration’s capitol at Washington, Dr. Yen Sin, saffron-skinned scourge of the Orient, sets up his hell-base in New York and under the banner of the Golden Skull, once again locks horns with Michael Traile, the Man Who Never Sleeps, and his partner Eric Gordon.

What is the ghastly doom he brings with him to turn living men to rainbow-colored dust?

Why should the flowers in his corpse garden have their heads removed, only to be sewed on again—backwards—by the surgeon mandarin?

$12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover

Altus Press



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3

Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Altus Press Releases The Major Vol. 2 and The Moon Man Vol. 4
The Invaders by Robert Spencer Carr (plus Ray Bradbury and John D. MacDonald)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Five-Novels Monthly (March 1931 and May 1935)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Mystery Novels and Short Stories (Dec. 1939)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!

THE SHADOW Volume 117: "Master of Flame" & "Town of Hate"
The Shadow battles murderous arsonists in thrill-packed pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness hunts a masked mastermind who uses a stolen invention to become the "Master of Flame." Then, Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane search for a sinister arsonist who attacks a "Town of Hate" with deadly lightning from the sky! Finally, The Shadow must unmask the murderous firebug called The Salamander to clear an ex-con and discover the strange secret of "The Lizard of Fire" in a lost radio adventure by science fiction legend Alfred Bester! This hot instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney (reproduced from the original oil painting) and Modest Stein with the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 978-1-60877-228-5, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!

DOC SAVAGE SUPERPACK #2: "Origins and Endings" with exclusive art prints
Sanctum Books collects TEN key adventures of the Man of Bronze in a groundbreaking collection by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." Doc Savage and his Iron Men are introduced in "The Man of Bronze" and "The Land of Terror," while his adventurous cousin Patricia debuts in "Brand of the Werewolf." This instant collector's item also showcases Doc's final pulp adventures, "Return from Cormoral" and "Up from Earth's Center," plus "The Red Spider," the long-lost novel that was unearthed and printed decades later—PLUS four additional pulp classics and "Doc Savage, Supreme Adventurer," the long-buried 1932 prototype adventure of the pulp era's greatest superhero! This classic pulp collection features a foreword by Lester Dent, iconic art prints by Walter Baumhofer and Bob Larkin and original color covers by George Rozen, Emery Clarke, Walter Swenson, Baumhofer and Larkin, plus Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical articles by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-227-8 Softcover, 7x10, 544 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Award winning author Micah S. Harris discusses his contribution to the latest "Tales of the Shadowmen" anthology "Volume 13: San Froid."  This is a tale of mystical horror taking place in an 18th Century French Monastery.  the story is filed with allusions to other horror literature including "Malpertuis" by Jean Ray who is considered to be the French equivalent to H. P. Lovecraft.  There are also overtones from Micah's novel "Ravenswood: The Return of the Dugpa" which was awarded the Pulp Factory award for Best Novel in 2015.
 
We discuss the many things that Micah has been doing recently including an upcoming  reboot of his popular Becky Sharp stories.  Becky was the amoral "bad girl" in William Thackeray's classic novel "Vanity Fair" who has had several harrowing adventures through Space and Time.
 
And as usual we cover a wide range of topics and tangents. Mica and I had a blast and we know you will enjoy the entire interview.


Past episodes:
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein
Men's Adventure Paperback Books from the 70's and 80's
Nightscape Doule Feature, Volume One with David W. Edwards
Tom and Ginger Johnson discuss: These Alien Skies

War of Worlds Collide by Jeff Deischer with Guest co-hist Ric Croxton!

AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

New Captain Future story coming April 11!
 
Allen Steele, author of Arkwright, gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents.

Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president.
There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind―Curt must become Captain Future.


Hardcover, 304 pages, $25.99
Publisher: Tor Books




Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE MAN WHO MARRIED A MERMAID
by Alexandre Dumas & Paul Lacroix
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman

We presumed that there had been some shipwreck in the vicinity, and that the poor woman had been pushed toward the coast, where she she’d got tangled up in the reeds.
Only the Parisian shook his head. He said that he woman had fainted from fear on seeing us, and he claimed that she was a Nereid, not a shipwreck victim.

The Man Who Married a Mermaid (1949) tells the picaresque story of a sailor, Père Olifus, who first marries a mermaid, then embarks upon a series of voyages to a semi-mythical Far East where he enjoys various economic opportunities, but remains plagued by the vengeful astral form of the mermaid wife he left behind.
 
Master storyteller Alexandre Dumas teamed up with Paul Lacroix intending to produce a series of magical tales, of which this wry, sarcastic fable of supernaturally-punished infidelity was the first. When the project failed, Lacroix expanded the story into a novella, which remains entertaining as well as intriguing, and deserves to be reckoned one of the flawed classics of its genre.

Contents:
Les Mariages du père Olifus  (1849)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $21.95 /GBP £12.99
5x8
trade paperback, 252 pages
THE ANGEL ASRAEL AND AND OTHER LEGENDARY TALES
by S. Henry Berthoud
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Aurelien Maccarelli

Asrael summoned the aid of his brothers, the demons, but bursts of laughter came from all directions, and mocking voices said to him:
 “Asrael, you are no more than a human now; you have lost your Spiritual essence!”

 

The Angel Asrael (1832) is the most revealing and the purest of S. Henry Berthoud’s fantasies, and a significant early contribution to what became the great Romantic and Symbolist tradition of “literary satanism,” in which writers deliberately adopted a stance removed from orthodox Christianity in order to reappraise the character of Satan.

As might be expected of a devout writer, Berthoud shows no sympathy for Satan, who remains an archetype of vitriolic nastiness, but in his characterization of the rebel, like John Milton, he cannot help express a certain admiration for his overweening pride and vaulting ambition. Berthoud’s God owes his status not to any intrinsic virtue, but merely to his victory in the War in Heaven, which Satan unhesitatingly attributes to chance.

This collection also includes sixteen other stories that demonstrate what a truly ground-breaking author S. Henry Berthoud was, and how amply deserving he is of a modern reappraisal of his achievements.

Contents:
Taken from Chroniques et traditions surnaturelles de la Flandre  (1831):
Beauduin Bras-de-fer
The Dead
The Cook’s Son,
The Rubricator
The Shepherd’s Clock
Simon the Accursed
Giles the Hideous
The De Profundis
The Pact
The Eglantine
A Story Heard While Listening at Doors
The Soul in Purgatory
The Delation
The Spell
The Beggar’s Sou
The Seminarian
The Angel Asrael (Asrael et Nephta, Histoire de Province)  (1832)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $23.95 /GBP £14.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 300 pages

MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S LEGENDS OF THE MULTIVERSE
Edited by J-M. Lofficier; translations by Michael Shreve
Cover by Michel Borderie

The Michael Moorcock characters used herein are trademarks of Michael Moorcock and are used with his permission.

Foreword by Michael Moorcock. Stories by Matthew Baugh, Pierre Bordage, Richard Canal, Fabrice Colin, John Davey, Paul DiFilippo, Johan Heliot, Travis Hiltz, J.-M. & Randy Lofficier, Xavier Mauméjean, Michael Moorcock, Christian Vilà, Daniel Walther, Ehrich Weiss and Tony White. Translations by Michael Shreve. Introductions by J.-M. Lofficier.

Elric of Melniboné... Duke Dorian Hawkmoon of Köln... Prince Corum Jhaelen Irsei of the Scarlet Robe... The unflappable English Assassin Jerry Cornelius... Time-lost Oswald Bastable... Count Renark von Bek of the Sundered Worlds... Over the years, Michael Moorcock has captivated readers with his unending versions of the Eternal Champion, the timeless warrior who serves the Cosmic Balance in the ongoing battle that rages between Law and Chaos through the many planes and levels of the multiverse.

This volume features all of the characters mentioned above and more, collecting two stories written by Michael Moorcock for the Tales of the Shadowmen series, sixteen more stories by some of America, England and France's best-loved sf and fantasy writers , plus a foreword penned by Moorcock for an earlier French companion anthology, translated by Michael Shreve and introduced by Jean-Marc Lofficier.

Contents:
Introduction by J.-M. Lofficier
Michael Moorcock: Foreword to The Gate of Worlds
Michael Moorcock: The Affair of the Bassin des Hivers
Matthew Baugh: The Garden of Everything
Pierre Bordage: The Archivist
Richard Canal: The Child of the Future
Fabrice Colin: Eulogy for The Abyss Fish
John Davey: An Organ of Bones
John Davey: Death of a Dark Ship
Paul DiFilippo: The Stealer of Marketshare
Johan Heliot: The Music of Souls
Travis Hiltz: War on the Moon
Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier: J.C. in Alphaville
Xavier Mauméjean: Qayin
Christian Vilà: Brother of the Hyenas
Daniel Walther: Heart of Ice
Tony White: Stormbringer
Tony White: The Jet Set Girls
Ehrich Weiss: Renark's Dream
Michael Moorcock: The Icon Crackdown


US $29.95 /GBP £19.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 380 pages
 



 

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS.
OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.




Bold Venture Press
MURDER ON THE WAY!
by Theodore Roscoe

Now available!

An ancient château in Haiti is the scene of one of the most blood-curdling series of murders in the history of the island. Who was the murderer—man, beast or some supernatural being?

An artist and his girlfriend attend her uncle's funeral on the island of Haiti, where they encounter the deep vein of Voodoo superstition. The legend of living souls trapped in dead bodies becomes a frightening reality as they witness a Zombie resurrection. The tale, by the well-traveled pulp fiction author Theodore Roscoe, captured his sense of awe and terror surrounding such a monster in the very place that would have given rise to it. His first-hand experience during his travels in Haiti taught him of such legends and he used them effectively in Murder on the Way!

Thus, well before the Zombie came to represent today's flesh-eating cinematic monster of lore, Roscoe's story (published by the New York Dodge Publishing Company in 1935) unravels impossible shootings, inexplicable disappearances, and the stirrings of rebellion. These are the background elements for this most unforgettable weekend house-party in the heart of Zombie madness.
Theodore Roscoe (1906–1992) wrote for a variety of pulp fiction magazines while travelling the world. Following World War II he was commissioned by the United States Naval Institute to write detailed histories about submarine and destroyer operations. Roscoe became a Scribner’s author under Burroughs Mitchell with novels To Live and Die in Dixie! and Only in New England. The prolific writer was among the first to see declassified documents connected to the Lincoln assassination, resulting in his work The Web of Conspiracy, which became the basis for a television docudrama.


Softcover, 5.5" x 8.5", 250 pages, $14.95
eBook edition $3.99




Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #1
Drones of the Ravaging Wind

by Stuart Hopen
Now available!

In the hellish days of World War I, after President Woodrow Wilson is slain, a strange assortment of adventurers band together to fight the dreaded Mysteriarchs of the Abyss -- an ancient and vilified order of wizards, or demigods, or fallen angels. With their insatiable appetite for destruction, the Mysteriarchs would sow the seeds of nothingness and reap a harvest of eternal horror -- transforming the War to End All Wars into the War to End All But War!

Softcover, 8.5" x 11", 130 pages, $14.95






BROOD OF THE WITCH QUEEN / THE QUEST OF THE SACRED SLIPPER - Coming April 7!
by Sax Rohmer, Introduction by William Patrick Maynard

Two stand-alone exotic thrillers from the author of the Fu Manchu series.
Weird deaths and supernatural events threaten London in these two early 20th century occult masterpieces.

Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
$19.95


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the tip!


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

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Get back issues of #76 for $15, #77 for $12, and Doc Con 2016 Special for $12 each in the USA.
 
 The Bronze Gazette  


BURNE HOGARTH TARZAN VOLUME 04: THE LOST TRIBE - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!

THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Following on from Tarzan Versus The Nazis, Tarzan in the City of Gold and Tarzan Versus The Barbarians, Tarzan - The Island Of Mua-Ao is the fourth and final exclusive volume authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden).

Hardcover, 10x13, 112 pages, Full Color, $49.95, On sale March 22.




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Yesterday’s Doors, by Arthur J. Burks - New!
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: Hellboy is Totally Pulp
From Pulp to the Gaming Table: Running Short Fiction as RPG
Clive Cussler: TYPHOON FURY (The Oregon Files) - Coming November 7!
by Clive Cussler (Author), Boyd Morrison

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm--and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.

Hardcover, 416 pages, $29


The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers - Now available!

FANTASTIC PLANETS: The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Volume 1

This 208-page volume shows off 604 classic pulp magazine covers, dating from the 1930's to the 1950's, from 18 different titles. Such classic pulps as THE AVENGER, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, PLANET STORIES, THE SPIDER, and SUPER SCIENCE STORIES are here, all complete with every issue represented.

This volume (the first of many!) measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and is printed on higher-quality, 70-lb. paper. All cover scans are in full color and are prefaced by text giving an introduction to the titles.

Essential for collectors, and great fun for those who just want to browse thru these classic images, FANTASTIC PLANETS: THE COMPLETE PULP COVERS VOL. 1 is a great addition to your book collection or reference library.

With FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

$29.95

AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD!: The Complete Pulp Magazine Covers Volume 2

This 200-page volume shows off 600 classic pulp magazine covers, dating from the 1920's to the 1950's, from 5 different series. Included are AMAZING STORIES (all pulp issues up thru March 1953), ASTONISHING STORIES, the MARVEL titles (Marvel Science Stories, Marvel Tales, etc.), SOUTH SEA STORIES, and WEIRD TALES, all complete with every issue represented.

This second volume in the series measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches, and is printed on higher-quality, 70-lb. paper. All cover scans are in full color and are prefaced by text giving an introduction to the titles.

Essential for collectors, and great fun for those who just want to browse thru these classic images, AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD!: THE COMPLETE PULP COVERS VOL. 2 is a great addition to your book collection or reference library.

With FREE shipping in the continental U.S.

$29.95





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

Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Paintings
 - New!
Pulp Gallery: DIME WESTERN (1935-36)   - New!
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective comics: "Quicksand Caper"   - New!
AMAZING! ASTONISHING! WEIRD!   - New!
Six Scarlet Scorpions: A PAT SAVAGE Adventure by Will Murray
John Carter of Mars  
RAFAEL DeSOTO Paperback Covers
James Bama's SAVAGE Paintings
Shadow Comics 67, 68 & 69 (1946)


The Digest Enthusiast #5
 Now available!

The fifth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:

Interview

Bill Crider: inside Dan Rhodes, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog bytes, and Bill's storied career with digests

Articles
News Digest from Dell, Fate, F&SF, Nostalgia Digest and more
Justice: Amazing Detective Mysteries by Peter Enfantino
The Riddle of the Ellery Queen Selects Series by Steve Carper
Magazine of Horror by Peter Enfantino
RAWL: Writing for Publication
Reviews by Gary Lovisi and Richard Krauss
Worlds of Fantasy #4
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by Peter Nicholls
Honky Tonk Girl by Charles Beckman, Jr.
Marvel Science Stories May 1951

Fiction
"Feed the Beast" by Lesann Berryi
"The Obvious Danger" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Fencer's Document Caper" by Richard L. Kellogg

Artwork and Cartoons
Brian Buniak
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko
Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Also includes

Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer
Digest indexes and checklists
Monster Laffs by Bob Vojtko
Opening Lines


Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, includes over 50 color cover images.




 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Gary Lovisi’s Vic Powers  
- New!
Paperback Parade #97 March 2017 - New!
Pulp Horror #5 March 2017 - New!
Men of Violence! #6 - New!
The Paperback Fanatic #36  
Arthur C. Clarke: Prelude to Space
New Crime Digest
The origins of Pulp Lit
EARTH, AIR, FIRE & WATER Four Tales of Elemental Mythos Horror! - Now available!
By Brian Lumley

Brian Lumley's been writing Mythos tales for 50 years, now: Among his early stories were "Rising With Surtsey" --August Derleth placed it between Fritz Leiber and Ramsey Campbell pieces in TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS-- and "The Caller of the Black",  in Arkham House's 1971 collection of that title. As editor after Derleth's passing, Ramsey Campbell put Lumley's "The Second Wish" after Stephen King's and before Frank Belknap Long's stories in NEW TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS---- and on and on.

While today he may be best known for the highly-acclaimed NECROSCOPE books and RPG, Brian has never stopped writing Mythos stories. This collection spans from 1975 to the present, thematically selected. Developing Derleth's idea that one way mere humans could try to grasp Mythos horrors was to consider them as Elementals, these yarns expand upon the pulpiest aspects... if you like your Mythos with numerology, amulets, and otherworldly talismans, this one's for you!

Includes "The Gathering"-- a previously-unpublished novel-length story original to this book, along with "Lord of the Worms," "Born of the Winds" and "The Changeling." Each introduced by the author.

We are now shipping TRADE EDITIONS starting 5th April!

324 pages hardcover. DUSTJACKET Bob Eggleton; 10 interiors by Jim Pitts




Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Benito Gallego, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





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Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

March 2017
Captain Sharkey returns in the second of Arthur Conan Doyle's Tales of the High Seas in a tale entitled, "The Two Barques," just as it appeared in the March, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble. 
Dan Neyer's introduction is also included as a more modern addition.


February 2017
Pirates...Tall sailing ships...the High Seas...and the villainous buccaneer, Captain Sharkey...all these, and more, are part of the Arthur Conan Doyle series, Tales of the High Seas. 
Starting this month, we begin the series with "The Governor of St. Kitts," just as it appeared in the January, 1897 issue of the British version of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble. 
Dan Neyer provides the introduction to the story and the series.

January 2017
Concluding our reprinting of the first series of Father Brown stories, we present “The Sign of the Broken Sword” including all the George Gibbs illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Next month, prepare to hoist the jib and steer for clear water!


December 2016
We return this month to the first series of Father Brown stories from The Saturday Evening Post. 
This time, "The Wrong Shape," just as it appeared in the December 10, 1910 issue, including the illustrations by George Gibbs and, as an added bonus, a newly written introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2016
Turning our attention to Baroness Orczy, this month you will find “The Trappist’s Vow” reprinted just as it appeared in the April, 1899 issue of The Royal Magazine, with illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

We've also done some revamping of the Bob's Stuff collections and have expanded many of the annotations, giving you more information about the items and where they fall in the history of popular culture. 
We've also added a 4th collection and you will be seeing additional collections on a regular basis after the new year.


October 2016
Since a good portion of the narrative occurs on October 31st, why not curl up with "The Curse of Yig"by Zealia Brown Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft.
We've done an original layout of the story text for this reprinting and have also included lots of background information in the introduction by Bob Gay.


September 2016
Turning our attention back to the work of G. K. Chesterton, we are pleased to present the fourth Father Brown tale, "The Bolt from the Blue (The Hammer of God)," as it appeared in the November 5, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the illustrations by George Gibbs.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

August 2016
Just to prove that we have some small literary interests at FAFF, we are pleased to present to you "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as it appeared in the May 27, 1922 issue of Collier's Magazine.
Our presentation includes the illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2016
Presenting the third (and oddly titled) Father Brown story, Why True Fishermen Always Wear Green Evening Coats, from the pages of the October 1, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, including the illustrations by George Gibb.  Introduction to the story is by Dan Neyer.


THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS - Coming May 2!
by Matthew Reilly


The thrilling new novel featuring Jack West, Jr. from the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author!

A RUTHLESS KIDNAPPING

Jack West, Jr. and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and he awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him.

THE GREAT GAMES

Jack, it seems, has been chosen—along with a dozen other elite soldiers—to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual.

With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins, and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before.

TO HELL AND BACK

In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.

He might also discover that he is not the only hero in this place...


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
List Price: $26.00



Girasol Collectables

SPECIAL NOTICE
The Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.

Girasol Collectables has begun retiring the less-active Replicas.
The replicas listed below will be discontinued in the next month or two.
Don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

Pulp replica editions to be retired in 2017!
Black Mask #1, #43
Dime Mystery #1
Dr Yen Sin (all 3 issues)
Horror Stories #1, 2, 5
Wu Fang (all 7 issues)

Pulp replica editions previously retired!
All Detective #27
Civil War Stories
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #1, 2
Dime Mystery Book #1
Eerie (Canadian pulp)
Mystery Adventures #7
Phantom Detective #1
Pirate Stories #1
Soldiers of Fortune #1
Strange Detective Stories #2
Strange Stories #1
Thrilling Mystery #1


We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.



Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
#1 May/June 1936
#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
#1 January 1935
#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
#1 January 1933
#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Masked Invasion (April 1934)
#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
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#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937


SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  November 1936
#2  
December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937
#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March-April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#34  July 1926
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 1926
#40  January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#115 July 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5
Now available!

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
$140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)







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


             Now available for pre-order!  


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Quite far along, this volume sees all proofreading complete except for the long-awaited introduction.
This cover image is still a work-in-progress and Raymond Swanland once again demonstrates that he is the master of heroic and kinetic action.



THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.


Contents
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
                                               
Preorder price: $45


Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Proofreading is also complete on this title as well. We are still waiting for clearances and permissions on a several texts and images that we feel MUST be a part of this book.
And remember, there's a NEW AND UNPUBLISHED Brackett-tale in here!     



Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback
$25.00



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Still available for pre-order!


April 5, 2017 Production Update from Haffner Press!

The first two volumes of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY MURDER DRAWS A CROWD and DEATH IN THE DARK have been at the bindery long enough to generate proofing materials for both books!
 
In our last newsletter, we shared that Volume One (MURDER DRAWS A CROWD) needed very little updating to make it ready for the new printer.

As for Volume Two (DEATH IN THE DARK), the delay has turned out to be the die-hard Fredric Brown-collector’s dream!
Not only has enough water gone under the bridge to make the 2nd volume ready—we’ve used the time to uncover two additional “Colonel Cluck” columns from Independent Salesman magazine as well as identified the true source of Brown‘s “Willie Skid“ columns. We have verified that instead of Ford Dealer Service Bulletin (a phantom title it turns out) the “Willie Skid” columns appeared in the magazine Ford Dealer & Service Field. Does this really matter? Well, if it means more newly discovered Fredric Brown “Willie Skid” stories, you bet it does!

If all goes well, our next newsletter will let you know that we have finished copies of both Volumes One and Two of FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY in hand and that order processing is under way.


A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
                                               
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!


April 5, 2017 Production Update from Haffner Press!

The first two volumes of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY MURDER DRAWS A CROWD and DEATH IN THE DARK have been at the bindery long enough to generate proofing materials for both books!
 
In our last newsletter, we shared that Volume One (MURDER DRAWS A CROWD) needed very little updating to make it ready for the new printer.

As for Volume Two (DEATH IN THE DARK), the delay has turned out to be the die-hard Fredric Brown-collector’s dream!
Not only has enough water gone under the bridge to make the 2nd volume ready—we’ve used the time to uncover two additional “Colonel Cluck” columns from Independent Salesman magazine as well as identified the true source of Brown‘s “Willie Skid“ columns. We have verified that instead of Ford Dealer Service Bulletin (a phantom title it turns out) the “Willie Skid” columns appeared in the magazine Ford Dealer & Service Field. Does this really matter? Well, if it means more newly discovered Fredric Brown “Willie Skid” stories, you bet it does!

If all goes well, our next newsletter will let you know that we have finished copies of both Volumes One and Two of FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY in hand and that order processing is under way.


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

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

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


Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards   
          

Preorder price: $40


 
Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

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



Production Update from Haffner Press!

The assembly of Donald Wandrei's colossal 744-page collection of all 18 stories of sleuth IVY FROST and his partner Jean Moray (from the pages of CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES) passed another hurdle with the recent delivery of the interior art by Chris Kalb!

Chris has re-purposed the original black and white pulp illos for each story as double-page spreads opening each tale. They are simply fantastic!

The introduction by Wandrei expert D.H. Olson is in hand and all that remains is the last proofreaders pass on three remaining stories with a final touch-up on the magazine covers reproduced on the full-color endpapers.   



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.

Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

With the rigamarole in getting the Fredric Brown titles back on track, this omnibus of four 1950s mystery novels, THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore, has been pushed down the publication list.                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 We can report that aside from acquiring new cover art (the image at left is a placeholder; yeah, we know it says "Henry Kutter"...), we are in possession of the proofread manuscript, the Ed Gorman introduction, and the finished interior design.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
We are soon to send out an offer to a new cover artist and hope to hear back some good news.   



Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.





Haffner Press
The Six Sleepers, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five
Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!
Bob Madle's fantastic intro is done and the manuscript has been proofread. Additional work is needed cleaning up the graphics for the appendix.


Following on from THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR, THE SIX SLEEPERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE brings you more of the World Wreckers vintage works.
Here, Hamilton really put his Remington’s to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES. Depending on the length of ephemera in the appendix, this volume may also see Hamilton crack the Tremaine-era of ASTOUNDING STORIES.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.


Introduction by Robert A. Madle
Cover Art by Margaret Brundage
Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Virgil Finlay
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00



Haffner Press
Hollywood on the Moon / Man About Time: The Pete Manx Adventures
Arthur K. Barnes & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

We had an introduction lined up for this from a noted SF comic, but it appears to have evaporated.
The book also needs different cover art.
This Bergey image from Startling Stories, while awesome, doesn't match the time-frame of these stories. We'll have more news later this year.


Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace “shudder” tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner’s favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner’s protege Leigh Brackett.
Arthur K. Barnes, an early friend of Kuttner, published his first story “Lord of the Lightning” for Wonder Stories in December 1931. His “Interplanetary Hunter” series featuring Miss Gerry Carlyle of the London Interplanetary Zoo was originally published in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Together, Kuttner & Barnes collaborated (and in some cases, wrote independently) on two series of science fiction adventures for Thrilling Wonder Stories. The first, the “Hollywood on the Moon” series, featured ace cameraman Tony Quade of Nine Planets Films, Inc. and his crew skipping around the solar system (even teaming up with Gerry Carlyle a few times!) humorously encountering all manner of weird alien life.

The second series, dealt with the hilarious temporal romps of carnival barker, conman, and small-time crook Pete Manx. Pete is always on the run from some debt collector, or running to his lastest scam for an easy buck. Inevitably, Manx always ends up in the laboratory of Dr. Mayhem, whose unreliable time machine launches Pete into the past where he finds himself in hotter water than before.
This volume collects all the SF collaborations of these two punsters and features the interior illustrations of the original magazines.


Introduction by Ron Goulart
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
600+ pp. Hardcover
$40.00



Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
June 2017

FOREVER AND A DEATH By Donald Westlake
An unused plot for Pierce Brosnan’s 007 has resurfaced - as a novel!
Cover art by Paul Mann

Back in the 1990s, Eon Productions worked with a number of writers to develop the story for the follow-up to Goldeneye. One of those writers was Donald Westlake, legendary author of over 100 crime novels, the perhaps most famous of which were the Parker books (under his pseudonym of Richard Stark).

In 1995, before Goldeneye was even released, Westlake turned into Eon two treatments for “Bond 18.” Both his treatments apparently used as their backdrop Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China. In one of the treatments, Westlake had 007 facing off against Gideon Goodbread, an American businessman who planned to level Hong Kong after robbing its banks – a revenge scheme for the death of his missionary parents at the hands of the Red Chinese. Westlake described his Bond villain as “John Goodman with a Southern accent”, and likened him to the lead character in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me. Goodbread commanded an army of Amerasian orphans he called “the Children.”

Westlake floated the following titles for his Bond adventure: Dragonsteeth; Nobody Dies; Forever And A Death; Never Look Back; On Borrowed Time. That last title was prophetic; the time-sensitive nature of the Hong Kong chanegover backdrop was deemed unsuitable, we got Tomorrow Never Dies instead, and Westlake's script was shelved.

Now Hard Case Crime has resurrected this lost story, which at some point Westlake rewrote as a novel - Forever And A Death.

It’s no longer a James Bond story and the details described above may not be included, but the vestigial elements of the story seem to be in place.
As a bonus, the novel will contain an afterword by one of the Bond producers, describing the history of the project.



HEADLIGHTS HONEYS: THE "PERFECT PAIR" IN VINTAGE PAPERBACKS, PULPS, AND COMICS HC - Coming June 6!
(Writers) Monte Beauchamp, Steven Heller

Once celebrated by skilled painters and sculptors throughout the history of art, with the advent of the Industrial Age and assembly line production, scores of "mams" merchandisers soon got in on the act. From "boob" aprons, t-shirts, sweat-shirts, and baseball caps to salt and pepper shakers, mugs, coffee cups, and shot glasses, from greeting cards, books, and periodicals to candied treats, from jewelry to novelty gag gifts, billions of dollars are generated annually by the objectification of breasts. There was a time, however, when their low-budget portrayal in comic books, paperbacks, and pulps came under fervid assault, and effectively squelched, by the media censors. Headlight Honeys assembles dozens of rare, salacious cover examples and delivers the scoop on this harrowing, pre-code era in American publishing.

Hardcover, 6x8, 176 pages, Full Color, $19.95, On sale March 22.

Monte Beauchamp is an award-winning art director and founder of the graphics-illustration-comics annuals BLAB! and Blab World. His books include: Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (2013), Krampus: The Devil of Christmas (2010), and The Life & Times of R. Crumb (2008). He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Society of Illustrator’s prestigious Richard Gangel Art Director Award for 2012.

Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review.



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THE HORROR ON THE LINKS: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME ONE  - Now available!
by Seabury Quinn


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 more than half of Weird Tales’s original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French 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.

Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, and including all thirty-two original Weird Tales covers illustrated for de Grandin stories, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The first volume, The Horror on the Links, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from “The Horror on the Links” (1925) to “The Chapel of Mystic Horror” (1928), as well as an introduction by Robert Weinberg.


Cover art by Donato Giancola

Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99

The Devil's Rosary: The Complete Tales of Jules De Grandin, Volume Two is coming in September!




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Nominations - New!
REH Palooza - New!
Quick Update, Now with Conan
Belated Birthday
New Worlds For Old
Late Marvel Conan


JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION VOLUME 02 GOLDFINGER 1960-1966 - Coming April 11!
(Writer) Ian Fleming & Various

James Bond returns to action in six thrilling adventures, starting with 007's encounter with the titular Auric Goldfinger, the man with the Midas touch.

Also included are Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With The Golden Gun and The Living Daylights, each of which has been painstakingly restored to create the highest quality reproduction of the original Express Newspapers' strip available.

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, B&W, $39.95







Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASTIC PULP HEROES

Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in countries around the world skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The genres of the fantastic–science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror–were among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Pulp Heroes is the first collection of series characters from these genres. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features the broadest range of characters from the fantastic genres imaginable.

The Encyclopedia has over 1150 character entries from over two dozen countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.

Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 298 Pages, $24.99





Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASTIC PULP HEROES

Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in countries around the world skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The genres of the fantastic–science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror–were among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Pulp Heroes is the first collection of series characters from these genres. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features the broadest range of characters from the fantastic genres imaginable.

The Encyclopedia has over 1150 character entries from over two dozen countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.

Kindle Price: $9.99




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Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP ADVENTURERS
Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. The adventure genre–used here to include everything from stories of mercenaries in South America to spies to martial arts stories of wüxia masters–was among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Pulp Adventurers is the first collection of series characters from the adventure genre. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features the broadest range of adventurous characters imaginable.

The Encyclopedia has over 2300 character entries from over 50 countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.


Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 502 Pages, $30


Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP DETECTIVES
Now available!



1902 to 1945 were years in which global popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in countries around the world skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The mystery genre was one of the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes is the first collection of series characters from the mystery genre. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, comic strips, and other media and formats, the Encyclopedia features virtually every fictional series detective who appeared from 1902 to 1945.

The Encyclopedia has over 2800 character entries from over 50 countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.


Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 540 Pages, $30


Jess Nevins
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP COWBOYS
Now available!


1902 to 1945 were years in which American popular culture exploded. Thanks to new distribution methods, new publishers, and new formats, the number of series characters appearing in the United States skyrocketed during these decades, growing from a few dozen to many thousands. The Western genre was among the most popular genres to appear during these decades.

The Encyclopedia of Pulp Cowboys is the first collection of series characters from the Western genre. Drawing upon pulps, magazines, novels, movies, radio shows, and comic strips, the Encyclopedia features virtually every fictional series cowboy who appeared from 1902 to 1945.

The Encyclopedia has over 450 character entries from the United States and a variety of other countries, listing the character’s creator(s), where and when the character appeared, and a thorough description of the character and his or her milieu, allies, and enemies.


Hardcover, 8.25" x 10.75", 102 Pages, $17.95

 


JOHN CARTER THE END #3 - Arriving in comic shops April 12!
(Writer) Brian Wood, Alex Cox (Art) Hayden Sherman
Cover A: Garry Brown Cover B: Juan Doe

A BROTHERHOOD OF WAR? John and Tars Tarkas work to consolidate power in the hinterlands against the tyrannical force determined to rule Mars…or destroy it in the process.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





   

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

NEW BOOKS, OLD SUBJECTS: BOOK REVIEWS - New!
BLACK MIRROR: A MODERN DAY OUTER LIMITS
KONG: SKULL ISLAND is a monster of a movie
NBC's TIMELESS makes a major league error
Classic Images Celebrates 5000
The Death of Newsgroups, Hello Facebook



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 available and pre-orders are shipping!

Meteor House is proud to introduce its second chapbook, The Adventure of the Fallen Stone: Being the First Part of the Account of The Dynamics of a Meteor, chronicling Sherlock Holmes’ ongoing efforts to combat the hellish hun, as recounted by the Great Detective’s Boswell, Dr. John H. Watson, and edited for publication by Win Scott Eckert!

April 1917. Sherlock Holmes has returned to Mother England following his 1916 African adventure. In retreat at his country cottage, tending to his bees, Holmes’ peaceful solitude (or perhaps deadly boredom) is shattered by a murder at a local inn…

Thrust back into the shadowy fray of Great War espionage, the detective’s brother Mycroft sets Holmes and Watson on the perilous trail of a cunning German mastermind.

Join Holmes, Watson, sleuths Harry Dickson and J. Saxon Blake—intriguingly, both master detectives with digs on Baker Street, who greatly resemble Holmes in demeanor, speech, and aspect—and the alluring Isis Vanderhoek as they race across England in pursuit of a master villain and a stolen flower with remarkable medicinal properties.

WHAT is the mysterious lotus vitae?

HOW is it related to a meteor that fell in Yorkshire in 1795?

WILL Holmes and company success in preventing the nefarious Von Bork’s latest scheme?

Meteor House is proud to present our second limited edition chapbook, a 24 page, 8,650 word adventure signed by Win Scott Eckert.
As with most of our books, the print run will be determined by the number of books preordered.
Only a small number will be printed beyond the preorders, so to ensure you don’t miss out, be sure to preorder no later than March 10th!


Why the short preorder period? Win will sign these chapbooks at an event on March 25th at Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches TX.
We can’t guarantee there will be any copies left by the time we get to FarmerCon XII (at PulpFest) in July.


 

Mike Vosburg's THE MAD MUMMY
Now available for pre-order!
Scheduled for shipping at the end of May!

Mike Vosburg is planning a very limited print run of his Mad Mummy series, which will be broken up into a series of three graphic novels.
Sax Rohmer and Dr. Fu Manchu play a big part in the stories.

This is not a commercial venture, as Mike has learned the folly of trying to sell books as an independent publisher.
Each of the three 92 page volumes will run $15, plus an additional $7 postage/handling.(Postage for  orders outside the U.S. will have to be calculated differently.)
Mike considered lowering the shipping cost by sending the material Media Mail instead of priority, but tracking/insurance keep this from being a realistic option. However, you are only stuck with the shipping cost once; if you order more than one of the volumes the shipping stays the same ($7).


What you are getting for that price is a one of kind book, because Mike does not have any plans to print and sell this commercially. Also, you will receive a piece of signed artwork from series from one of the thumb nailed pages or a series of panels from one of the pencil roughs. While he won’t guarantee you can pick whatever page you desire, he will try and give you options. And when the original art goes on sale, if you have purchased one of the volumes you will always get a 15% discount on anything you might be interested in.

If you are interested in having any of the Mad Mummy Exclusive Trade Paperback editions, send Mike an email at VOZART@GTE.NET
and reserve your copy today.
The order goes in late in April, so don’t delay if you have any interest.

Mike is planning on having the books ready to ship to any who are interested by the end of May, 2017.

Sample pages/artwork can be seen at Mike's Blog at the link below.



 

Mystery*File - Now online!

Stories I’m Reading: EDMOND HAMILTON “What’s It Like Out There?”
- New!
A 1001 Midnights Review: JACK BOYLE – Boston Blackie   - New!
THE LOST BOOKS OF PETER CHEYNEY, Part Two, by Keith Chapman
THE LOST BOOKS OF PETER CHEYNEY, Part One, by Keith Chapman  
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 18, by Walker Martin: THE IMPORTANCE OF FRIENDS
JONATHAN LEWIS: Music I’m Listening To, Halloween Edition: Original Sound Track – THE DUNWICH HORROR (1970)
A Pulp Fiction Mystery Review by Walter Albert: PAUL MALMONT – The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril


PAPERBACK PARADE #97 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #97, the brand new March, 2017 issue, the magazine for paperback readers and collectors -- 100 pages in Full Color!

Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 “All About Girls: Early Vintage Paperback Girlie Pin-up Cartoon Covers” by Gary Lovisi
 “The Mutiny” on The Bounty Saga of Mass-Market Paperbacks” by Dan Roberts
 “Early Bee-Line Books: Sleaze Lampoons Literature’s Greatest Titles!” by Gary Lovisi and Chris Eckhoff
 “Gil Cohen Paintings for Sale”
 “The Pseudonymous Paperback Originals of Lawrence Block” by Don Z. Block
 “Sin in Space The Beacon Galaxy Novels” by Steve Carper
 “Philip Wylie & the Tragic Gladiator” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “Matchless Paperbacks: Tom Murphy’s Ballet!” by Richard Greene
 “Great Sherlock Holmes Adventures” by Gary Lovisi
 “Short Run Series: UK Key Books True Crime Mystery” by Gary Lovisi


$15.00 + $3.00 postage from Gryphon Books, www.gryphonbooks.com.
You can pay via Paypal or with a check to our address:
Gryphon Books, PO Box 280209, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA. (Inquire on subscription rates and outside USA).
Thank you and all best to you for 2017! Enjoy!


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION: 
We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
You can pay via check to our mailing address:
GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES:
Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item.
International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service.
Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.






DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

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

Programming
1:00 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Murder is the Main Thing" by Wayland Rice from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall (September) 1945

On his first private detective job, former Army Intelligence Man Vance gives a big hand to the police in a crime case!

"Freight Trouble" by L. K. Frank from THRILLING DETECTIVE, November, 1942
A private detective takes a vacation - and finds himself between the eight-ball and a grim mess of roaring guns!

"Off Stage" by Raymond Lester from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, May 15, 1920
The conflict between two chorus girls, and the robbery that occurred as a result of it.



Pulp Den - Now online!

Behind The Mask Volume 4
- New!
Writers of The Future Volume 33   - New!
The Red Pole of Macau - New!
Legends
Sunrise On The Ice Wolf  
Legitimate Power
The Coming Catastrophe

         Pulp Den  

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

Presidential artist got his training in the pulps...  - New!
Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Gundown At Golden Gate - New!
The Year of The Tiger
The Disappearance of Flight 412
Death Is My Shadow
The Skin Swindle
Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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.

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

Radio Archives
The Spider #36 Audiobook
The Coming of the Terror
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Stripped of his wealth, cut off from his faithful helpers, Richard Wentworth, known and feared throughout the Underworld as the avenging Spider, struggles with his most powerful and wily foe — the Man who came out of the East! With Wentworth's best friend, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick framed for murder; with the entire city capitulating before that new and cruelly cunning menace from the Orient, the Spider himself seems doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East!

 
One man against more evil than anyone could ever imagine, enemies feared by any normal man. The Spider knew that, but it did not check the wild impulse to laughter that squeezed his lungs. It was no wonder that men call the Spider mad!
 
Once, in a typical blood-and-screaming-bullets carnage of urban combat, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick ticked off a long list of suspects. Wentworth blurted out this self-revealing truth. “I’m suspicious of everyone,” he admitted, “even of myself sometimes.” And well he should be. For Richard Wentworth was an undiagnosed manic-depressive—if not paranoid schizophrenic—subject to violent mood swings, climbing to unutterable heights of exultation in one scene, then crashing into the blackest depths of despair the next. When the Spider-madness came over him, he might pick up his treasured Stradivarius violin and launch into a night-long serenade to soul-searching. Or, he might putty up his face, don black hat and cape, go out Spidering.…
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to vibrant life, narrating with a fever-pitch intensity. The Coming of the Terror originally published in The Spider magazine, September, 1936.
 

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
Captain Future #11 Audiobook
The Comet King by Edmond Hamilton

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!
Trapped in the depths of Halley’s Comet, the Futuremen battle fourth-dimensional monsters in a titanic struggle to save the system’s solar energy!
 
Captain Future learned much of what he knew from perhaps the oddest surrogate father in fiction - The Brain. Simon Wright, a brilliant scientist and companion to Curtis Newton’s father, became so riddled with age and sickness that the only option to continue his life meant literally living as a brain in a specially designed box. When Captain Future’s parents were killed, Wright not only serves as Captain Future’s mentor, but also as the leader of the trio of Futuremen who join Captain Future on his wild escapades.



Grag is most definitely the brawn of the Futuremen. A robot constructed by the Brain and Captain Future’s father, Grag stands over seven feet tall and may be the strongest creation in the solar system. Constructed of ‘inert’ metal, Grag is almost indestructible and powered by atomic energy deep in his chest. Grag’s greatest desire is to be considered human, a point that Otho tends to agitate him over again and again, leading to some of the funniest moments in the stories.
 
Truly one of a kind, Otho is a unique android created by Captain Future’s father and the Brain. The synthetic man does not naturally resemble an Earthman, but Otho is well known for his mastery of disguise, a skill that has been useful for Captain Future on many occasions. Otho also is faster and more nimble than nearly any other being alive and he is responsible for teaching Captain Future much of what he knows of speed and agility. Otho also enjoys the danger of each mission they undertake, almost as much as he likes to antagonize the humorless Grag about not being human.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Summer 1942 issue of Captain Future magazine, “The Comet King” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #105 eBook
August 1943
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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and His Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction to G-8 and His Battle Aces by Will Murray
 
Under Hun Leadership the Jungles of Africa Spawn —
Winged Beasts Of Death As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
Flaming red in the East is the dread omen of a new and more terrible adventure for G-8 — a trail that will take him into the jungles of darkest Africa, where the Master of Evil is arming his terrible legions — men with the strength of twenty wild beasts, whom no bullet can kill!
 
Drums Of The Red Avenger — A Red Falcon Story
The Senegalese warriors do a grim dance of death, as Sika and the Red Falcon fly alone to lock wings with murder — murder for which they would be branded as guilty!
 
Fly ‘Em, Cowboy! — A Smoke Wade Story
A West Point Major and a cowhand captain don’t make good squadron mates — until you get ‘em into enemy skies!
 
G-8 Speaks — Special Air Department
The Master American Flying Spy tells you of a heroic Club Member.
 
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. $3.99
 
Radio Archives


Robert E. Howard Days
June 9-10, 2017!  
Registration forms are now available!

You may use the form here to register for Howard Days in June.

Please note that the registration taking place is primarily for the Friday Celebration Banquet.
ALL the activities at Howard Days: admission to the Howard Museum and grounds, the Bus Tour, all panels, swap meet, readings and other activities are presented FREE of charge!
The $15.00 fee gets you a seat at the Banquet plus helps defray the cost of drinks, donuts, and a hot dog lunch.

You won't find a better deal all summer.
Plus you get to hang out with a great group of people!
Hope to see you in June - it's never too late to come on down to Howard Days.
It's in Texas - there's plenty of room!



Robert E. Howard Foundation
Join the Robert E. Howard Foundation



Robert E. Howard Foundation Press

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Vol. 2. This volume collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume checks in at 414 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; and edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm. This collection is expected by the end of March. Pre-order yours today!


Price
The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins is $40 for REHF Premium members, $44 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
(How to become a member? See here.)


Shipping
Shipping options
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46
Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.
Insurance to any US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS.
Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.
Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Contents
Make ’Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns, introduction by James Reasoner
-Breckinridge Elkins
A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)
-Bearfield Elston
A Elston to the Rescue
-Buckner J. Grimes
Knife River Prodigal
A Man-Eating Jeopard
Ring-Tailed Tornado
-Pike Bearfield
A Gent from the Pecos
Gents on the Lynch
The Riot at Bucksnort
While the Smoke Rolled
-Miscellanea
West Is West
Mayhem and Taxes (unfinished)
The Peaceful Pilgrim
Letter: March 1935 (Byrne to Cooper)
Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)
Letter draft: April 21, 1936 (Howard to Byrne)
The Diablos Trail (unfinished)
Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)
Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)
Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)




The Serial Squadron
UPCOMING DVD RELEASE AND ARCHIVE ADDITION SCHEDULE

SHIPPING NOW
JUNGLE MENACE (Archive title) featuring Frank Buck

MARCH 2016

ADVENTURES OF FRANK MERRIWELL Featuring Don Briggs and Jean Rogers
PIRATE TREASURE (Archive title) Featuring Richard Talmadge
SERIAL SQUADRON MEMBERSHIP KIT
Including the Squadron Guide to Movie Serials & more


APRIL 2016
THE FLAME FIGHTER Featuring Herbert Rawlinson

MAY 2016
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Featuring Harry Carey
A WOMAN IN GRAY Featuring Arline Pretty


MORE TO COME
THE LIGHTNING RAIDER starring Pearl White and Warner Oland

BEST OF SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE
Featuring Nick Carter Detective, The Liberty Boys, Mr. Foo,
the Leather Pushers & More (not a subscription title)

CLIFFHANGER TREASURY #3 featuring the new serials
SILVER BULLET and THE BLACK CIRCLE




The Serial Squadron
THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS
Now available!

Now available from THE SQUADRON as part of the new Serial Squadron Membership Kit

THE SERIAL SQUADRON POCKET GUIDE TO MOVIE SERIALS includes concise descriptions of every US serial ever made from 1912 to 1956 in chronological order, lists of serials by studio, feature version and re-release titles, revised and unproduced serials, serial star vital statistics, movie serial costumed heroes and villains, great lines from serials, serials on 8mm, serial premiums, and lots more.
This is a collaborative work produced over a number of years and includes contributions by Squadron members including Ron Stephenson, The Green Hornet and Tom Lyon, and serial descriptions by Raymond William Stedman, GH, and yours truly,

It's comprehensive in its scope but not intended to be a massive tome, and does not include pages of reviews or commentary but instead short 1-3 sentence summaries of all the plots of all the serials, all 500+ of them. It's intended to be useful to those who'd like to be able to consult it for information about serials conveniently and easily and will include at least some information about every American serial except 2 or 3 of which almost nothing is known, and there's even a little about them in there too.

It will be offered as part of the new Membership Kit package which will be available when the new Squadron Cliffhanger Channel is ready to debut.





The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


Simon Price Private Investigator - Now available!
by Ron Fortier & Bill Gladman


DETROIT GUMSHOE Chief of Detectives Walter Pryce was a career cop in Detroit and his son, Simon, followed in his footsteps by joining the DPD. But when he discovered many of his brothers in blue were as corrupt as the criminals they went after, he became disillusioned and quit. His father has never forgiven him for that and Simon’s sister, Claire, has to keep the between them. Especially since Simon went on to open his own private investigation office and metes out justice on a more personal basis. He is aided and abetted by his lovely secretary Joan Spivey; the winner of an Olympic Silver medal. Joan carries a .38 revolver in her purse and has no qualms on using it to back up her boss. Veteran comics writer Ron Fortier and newcomer Bill Gladman, have created an old fashioned hero straight out of the paperbacks of the 60’s and 70’s and deliver up three stand-alone mysteries wonderfully illustrated by Brian Laterim, Rob Davis and Barry McCalin Jr. Welcome to Motor City and its newest hero, Simon Pryce, Private Eye.


Softcover, 68 pages, $7.99



Skelos Press
SKELOS #2
Now available!


Table of Contents

Short Fiction
The Keeping of Eleanor May – Angeline Hawkes
Slayers at the Gate – Adrian Cole                                                                      
Of Mist, and an Heirloom Sword – Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Medicine For the Dead (excerpt) – Arianna “Tex” Thompson
Bigger Than God – Cynthia Ward
A Binding of Souls – W. H. Pugmire
The Skin Man – Milton Davis (illustrated by Stanley Weaver, Jr.)
The Black Lion – Howard Andrew Jones
Amarante: A Tale of Old Tharduin – Scott Oden

Novelettes
The Eleventh Scarlet Hell – Robert M. Price (A Thongor tale illustrated by Val Mayerik)
Reverse the Charges – Jess Nevins

Poetry
Carmilla – K. A.  Opperman (illustrated by Esteban Maroto)
The Line of Late Retreat – Michael Walton
Xyre – Ashley Dioses
The Night Realm – Chad Hensley
Ride of the Witchfinder – Wade German
The Mockingbird – Pat Calhoun
A Revelation Dream – Kenneth Bykerk
The Wood – Frank Coffman
Shade of a Murdered Child – James McNew

Essays
Clark Ashton Smith in Carmel – Scott Connors
“The Shadow Kingdom” and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy – Charles Hoffman
The Alexander Romance as Weird Fiction – Benjamin Garstad

Special Features
Skull Session – Editorial by Mark Finn
Warrior Women of History – An illustrated gallery by Samuel Dillon (text by Jeffrey Shanks)
Cracking Skulls with Arianna “Tex” Thompson – An interview by Mark Finn
By Crom! – Rachel Kahn

The Bone Yard – Reviews
Dave Brzeski, Bobby Derie, Mike Hunter, Deuce Richardson, Jake Vander Weide, Keith West

Artists
Front cover:  Ernst Fuchs; Back cover; Allen Koszowski; Interior: Hieronymus Bosch, Samuel Dillon, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Mike Hunter, Rachel Kahn, Allen Koszowski, Esteban Maroto, Val Mayerik, Hugh Rankin, Stanley Weaver, Jr.




SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS - Coming April 26!
Edited by Paula Guran

Flashing swords and fearsome magicks . . . high adventure and wondrous wizardry . . . dread monsters and vast rewards . . .

Tales of sword and sorcery at their best offer keen wit, ingenious perception, freewheeling imagination, and canny invention. From its swashbuckling beginnings of good versus evil battles to clashes of more nuanced principles set in complex settings to havoc shaped by grittier perspectives, ambiguous morality, deep history, and expansive worldbuilding―readers continue to be thrilled by the exploits of great warriors and mighty mages.

Swords Against Darkness: an epic anthology of short stories and novellas from classic to modern, each tale a memorable vision from masters of mistresses of heroic fantasy past and present!

Contents
Paula Guran, Introduction: “Knowledge Takes Precedence Over Death”

Forging & Shaping
Robert E. Howard, “The Tower of the Elephant”
C. L. Moore, “Hellsgarde”
Clark Ashton Smith, “The Dark Eidolon”
Jack Vance, “Liane the Wayfarer”
Leigh Brackett, “Black Amazon of Mars”
Fritz Leiber, “Ill Met in Lankhmar”
Michael Moorcock, “While the Gods Laugh”

Normalizing & Annealing
Tanith Lee, “Hero at the Gates”
C. J. Cherryh, “A Thief in Korianth”
Karl Edward Wagner, “Undertow”
Katherine Kurtz, “Swords Against the Marluk”
Mercedes Lackey, “Out of the Deep”
Michael Shea, “Epistle from Lebanoi”
James Enge, “Payment Deferred”
John Balestra, “The Swords of Her Heart” (original)

Tempering & Sharpening
Joanna Russ, “Bluestocking”
Samuel R. Delany, “The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers”
Elizabeth Moon, “First Blood”
Saladin Ahmed, “Where Virtue Lives”
Scott Lynch, “The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats”
Steven Erikson, “Goats of Glory”
Elizabeth Bear, “The Ghost Makers”
Kameron Hurley, “The Plague Givers”

Trade Paperback, 6" x 9", 576 pages, $19.95



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.

Zombibliography-Zombies!  - New!
Zombibliography-Monsters and Mad Scientists  - New!
Zombibliography-Caligari's Children  - New!
Zombibliography-Zombie: The Living Dead
Zombibliography-Horror!
Weird Tales Books-Black Medicine by Arthur J. Burks

THIS RAY GUN FOR HIRE . . . AND OTHER TALES - Now available!
by John M Whalen

Who is Frank Carson? A paid assassin? A killer for hire? Or just a tough trouble shooter for rent? Hero or villain? You decide. Some say he's the kind of guy you call for a job so dirty or so dangerous nobody else will touch it. He knows danger and what can happen to people in the noir world of Tulon in the 22nd Century. There's nobody tougher or smarter. Frank Carson. John M. Whalen's THIS RAY GUN FOR HIRE . . . AND OTHER TALES. In addition to the five sci-fi noir stories featuring Frank Carson, this collection includes four tales about some of the other characters who lived in the Tulon universe Whalen first created for the novel, THE BIG SHUTDOWN. There's plenty of space opera action and sci-fi noir intrigue in THIS RAY GUN FOR HIRE ...AND OTHER TALES.

Paperback, 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches, 150 pages, $10.99



Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 1
Now available in a Kindle edition!

BEHIND THE MASK Returns: An anthology series by Tom Johnson returns in Kindle format in early February with Volume One.
Right now only four issues are planned between February and July.




Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 2
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


BEHIND THE MASK Volume Two, a short story collection by Tom Johnson. Coming soon from FADING SHADOWS.

Titles and design by Tom TV Powers. Contains four stories: Satan’s Minions, a Phantom Detective story, The Star of Africa, a Funny Face story, Guns of Vengeance featuring The Black Bat, and Seven Men of Greed featuring The Man In Purple.

Kindle edition only for now.



Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 3
Now available in a Kindle edition!    


When the mayor of New York City is murdered at a New Year’s Party, Theodore Warwick calls in the only man who can unravel the deep mystery. But The Crimson Mask may be at the mercy of a diabolical Devil who won’t hesitate to kill again!

Stuntmen Steve Oakes and his pal, Jack Quinn, return to New York after their latest film shoot in Hollywood. They encounter a young girl running from the Devil – literally! The case intrigues the stuntmen so much, it leads to complications, and The Angel has to step in to solve the case before murder catches up to them!

Police Commissioner Edward Standish enlists the aid of magician George Chance in his investigation of the strange case of a murdered soldier. The Green Ghost takes a hand in solving the mystery. But why was the soldier murdered, and where are his eyes? Could even a ghost solve the riddle of the blind soldier?

When the British Ambassador to America is assassinated, the Embassy Attaché asks the Americans for help in unraveling the mystery. Gentle Jones, Ace of America’s Secret Service is assigned, and quickly discovers a Nazi spy ring operating in Washington. But what could be the reason for the assassination, and who is the mysterious couple, Countess Catherine Mayberry and Claude Du Val, and what do they have to do with the case?


Kindle Price:    $2.99


Tom Johnson
BEHIND THE MASK VOLUME 4
Now available in a Kindle edition!    

The Master Crime Fighter, Secret Agent X, is called back to duty when an overseas agent warns of an unknown deadly attack aimed at America! But even the unconquerable “X” is not prepared for the deadly menace that has been brought to our shores under cover of darkness. Will the Intrepid Fighter be in time to save his beloved, Betty Dale, when she falls into the den of …Horror’s monsters from hell!

The Lone Eagle must penetrate German skies to rescue two friends, and complete his latest mission. Perhaps the strangest case in his career, he is destined to meet an old enemy from World War 1, as well as face a new danger. A danger that means disaster to America and the Alies, should the German scientists succeed in their new experiments. Can even this master Ace of the skies win through, to bring victory to the Alies?

A mystifying murder mystery ensnares the famous criminologist and sharpshooter, Colonel Jeremiah Custer when his team encounter a young boy accused of mayhem. The lad cannot deny the charges for he can neither hear nor speak. The scientific brain of the greatest manhunter is put to task as he attempts to unravel this new crime!

When murder strikes the Museum of Natural History, Doc Clarke dons the red velvet mask that sends fear into all the underworld, the Crimson Mask nemesis of all crimedom, but this time he is faced by another creature in a mask, Anubis, the Egyptian god of the Dead! Will he succeed, or become another walking corpse, doing the bidding of an evil master of the dark netherworld?

What did the miniature coffins signify? When men of great wealth and industry begin receiving these tiny replicas of crimson caskets, their days of life are numbered. Who is the fiend behind the murders? Young millionaire playboy, Jimmy Gilmore wants to know, and the dreaded Mr. Death goes in search for coffins of death!


Kindle Price:    $2.99



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

Now available!
Arrow: A Generation of Vipers, Clay & Susan Griffith, Titan Books, $7.99, March 28, 2017

Coming soon!

The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $15.99, April 11, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All, Corinne Duyvis, Marvel, $24.99, April 18, 2017

Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, May 2, 2017
Warriors Three: Godhood’s End, Asgard Trilogy, Book 3, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $12.99, May 9, 2017
Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology, eds. Tricia Reeks & Kyle Richardson, Meerkat Press, $16.95, May 16, 2017
Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization, Nancy Holder, Titan Books, $7.99, June 6, 2017
Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, June 13, 2017
Judge Anderson: Year One, Alec Worley, Abaddon, $9.99, June 13, 2017
Spider-Man: Forever Young, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, June 20, 2017
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory, Knopf, $26.95, June 27, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $7.99, June 27, 2017
Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn, DAW, $7.99, July 4, 2017
Heroine Worship, Sarah Kuhn, DAW,$15.00, July 4, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy: Space Riot, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, July 4, 2017

Captain America: Restitution, David McDonald, Joe Books, $12.99, July 11, 2017
Iron Man: Mutually Assured Destruction, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, July 11, 2017
Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia, Baen, $27.00, August 1, 2017
Miles Morales: A Spider-Man Novel, Jason Reynolds, Marvel Press, $17.99, August 1, 2017
Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors, ed. Christopher Golden, Dark Horse, $14.99, August 29, 2017

Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo, Random House, $18.99, August 29, 2017
Immortal Architects (Interminables #2), Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, September 5, 2017
Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther, Jesse Holland, Marvel, $24.99, September 12, 2017
Spider-Man: Enemies Closer, Jim Beard, Joe Books, $9.99, September 15, 2017
Avengers: Serpent Society, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $12.99, September 18, 2017
Avalanche: Secret World Chronicle (Bk. 5), Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, September 20, 2017
Arrow: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, September 26, 2017
The Monster Hunter Files, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, October 3, 2017
Ghosts of Empire, George Mann, Titan Books, $9.95, October 10, 2017
Judge Dredd: Year Two, Michael Carroll, Matt Smith & Cavan Scott, Abaddon, $9.99, October 10, 2017
Hulk: Planet Hulk, Greg Pak, Marvel, $24.99, October 17, 2017

All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault, James Alan Gardner, Tor, $17.99, November 7, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, November 10, 2017
Gotham: subtitle to be announced, Jason Starr, Titan Books, $7.99, November 28, 2017
The Flash: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, November 28, 2017
Wild Cards XXIV: Mississippi Roll, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, December 5, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $7.99, December 26, 2017
Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, January 6, 2018
Constance Verity Saves the World, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $24.99, march 6, 2018


 
WEINBERG TALES
Scheduled for release at Windy City Con (April 21-23)!

For the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 21-23, 2017 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center), Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have been working on a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

Doug has now shared the cover, by the incredible Doug Klauba, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed, and I think you'll enjoy seeing the book in less than a month!

And yes, Eery is spelled that way on the cover intentionally -- it's the way that Weird Tales spelled it on their covers.


Ordering details will be posted when they become available!


WEIRDBOOK #34
Now available and recommended!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 182 pages, $12.00 (print), $3.99 (eBook)

Table of Contents

The Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.














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