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Many events are being cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat,
so please verify your event is still happening before traveling.



2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of ASTOUNDING
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK
 Rescheduled due to COVID-19 threat!
  September 11-13, 2020

 



2020 Howard Days
Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

The wheels have already been turning in getting Howard Days 2020 underway. Hope you can join us on Friday and Saturday, June 12th and 13th in Cross Plains, Texas at the Robert E. Howard Museum for The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

The theme of this year's event is "Celebrating REH in the Comics" and we're pulling out all the stops as we honor the 50th Anniversary of Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian comic book. To further along our extravaganza, we have Roy Thomas as our Guest of Honor!

Yes, the man who started the Conan comic in 1970 will be at Howard Days! Roy has 50 years of stories about how he was the ground-breaker in getting the feisty Cimmerian into the comics and how he has continued to support our favorite barbarian.

And, that's not all. Since Marvel Comics re-acquired the Conan comic book rights earlier this year, they've been going great guns: not only are they currently producing three Conan titles, other Howard characters are making their way into comic book form. And we're going to have some of the Marvel creators in attendance at Howard Days 2020. You won't want to miss this one!

Details are still being hammered out, as you would expect, but we've got all kinds of surprises and special events that will happen in Cross Plains next June.

We'll get back to a more regular schedule of blogging now and keep you updated as the HD 2020 news comes down the pike. But it would probably be a good idea to think about coming down to Cross Plains next June and it's never too early to start planning for that.

All the basic Howard Days information & logistics is available here on this blog, so click some tabs if you have any questions. And make your plans to come join us in June!


2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake

Westlake, Ohio
June 14, 2020

 
Date: 
June 14, 2020
Location:
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake   
Hours: 
10 am to 4 PM
Admission:   
$5.00
Table Information:   
6 foot Tables @$50 each
Number of Dealer Tables: 
40 Tables
Average Attendance:
Unknown, 1st show
Guests:
TBA

Jeff Harper Productions


2020 Dum-Dum
“The Terrible Tenderfoot”
San Antonio, Texas

June 24-28, 2020

Place: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10, 7750 Briaridge Dr, San Antonio, TX 78230.
You can also call the hotel for reservations at (210) 340-5421.

Rate: $129 plus taxes per night. Free breakfast buffet. Complimentary airport shuttle; shuttle is also available to locations within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Lunch can also be purchased at the hotel.

Registration cost: $140.
This includes a first edition of “The Terrible Tenderfoot” with illustrations by Doug Klauba, Saturday banquet on the River Walk, group River Barge cruise, and other goodies.

Events: Thursday afternoon tour of The Alamo and the Buckhorn Hall of Horns. Saturday evening banquet on the San Antonio Riverwalk including a River Barge tour.
Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby, with a hotel shuttle running to nearby malls. Guest of Honor is artist Doug Klauba.


Schedule (tentative)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Arrive; meet and greet; complimentary snacks and cocktails

Thursday, June 25, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
1 PM: Huckster room closes; Leave for The Alamo–Hall of Horns tours (pay entrance fee of $15.00 on your own), Alamo admission free Dinner: On your own. However, you are welcome to join Dum-Dum hosts Roger and Sheila Herzog at their favorite restaurant, Sea Island. They will have the party room reserved for private dining for those who care to join them. The restaurant also serves reasonable priced steaks and burgers. It is within three miles of the hotel, so the shuttle should provide transportation for those who need it.

Friday, June 26, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
2 PM: Speaker or Panel
5 PM: Huckster room closes
Dinner: On your own. There are many restaurants to choose from within shuttle range where we can also go as a group.
Evening: The Burroughs Bibliophiles Board of Directors meeting

Saturday, June 27, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
1 PM: Huckster room shuts down
1 PM: Auction starts
4 PM: Auction ends
After 4 PM: Shuttle leaves for the banquet and the River Walk

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Breakfast and say good-byes


Registration form is available at the link below.



Adventure House

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

March 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 04/35 - Now available!
Strange Tales – 01/32 - Now available!

February 2020
Golden Fleece – 12/38 - Now available!
Spicy Mystery Stories – 09/35 - Now available!

January 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 03/35  - Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 07/34  - Now available!

December 2019
Spicy Western Stories - 12/36 - Now available!
Saucy Movie Tales - 03/3 - Now available!

November 2019
DOCTOR DEATH – 04/35  - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 08/35  - Now available!

September 2019
GOLDEN FLEECE – 11/38 - Now available!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES – 01/36 - Now available!

August 2019
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 07/35  - Now available!
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES – 01/35  - Now available!

July 2019
Oriental Stories – 12/30-01/31  - Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories –06/34 - Now available!

June 2019
Strange Tales – 09/31 - Now available!
Magic Carpet Magazine – 04/33 - Now available!


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #170

Best Stories from the pulp: SCIENCE FICTION

The Man Who Was Millions by Willard E. Hawkins
Millions of men, women and children sharing a single soul—that was Yogarth, the human spirit coma down through the ages to possess the race of man in his very being! Shim and Tawanda,
Yogarth’s companions of the dim past, dare to oppose the Great One, only to find the entire world thrown into an urge of madness!

Venus Station by Arthur Leo Zagat
Strange was the web Fate wove, when Gort Higgin came back from the damned, seeking vengeance on the son of the man who had framed him.
For the person in Arnim Penger’s space-yacht was the last one in the universe Higgin wanted to harm!



Cover Artist: Unknown
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Age of Aces
Now available!

Through the dark night sky, streaking swiftly with their Hisso engines thundering, is the greatest trio of aces on the Western Front—the famous and inseparable “Three Mosquitoes,” the mightiest flying combination that had ever blazed its way through overwhelming odds and laughed to tell of it! At point was Captain Kirby, impetuous young leader of the great trio; on his right was little Lieutenant “Shorty” Carn, the mild-eyed, corpulent little Mosquito and lanky Lieutenant Travis, eldest and wisest ofthe Mosquitoes on his left! Flying in a V formation through four exciting hell-bent tales from the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Aces.

Stories Include: The X-Gun Flight (Jan 32), The Iron Ace (Feb 32), The Flying Dreadnought (Jun 32), The 20-Ace Patrol (Jul 32). All illustrated by John Fleming Gould





Captain Philip Strange is back in eight more weird WWI stories spanning the run of theseries in the penultimate volume of this series. 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 and the verdamntBrain-Devil by the Boche. Just when you thought there were no more ways to die in war, the Germans come up with some even more gruesome ways! if you’re not just being incinerated by the sun’s ray focused through enormous lenses, you’re being gassed with a horribly disfiguring plague; drowned in a sea of blood or injected with a serum that turns you into a hyped up fighting hellion until you keel over dead; maybe you’ll be lucky and just have your own munitions blow up your entire outfit, or simply have your head chopped off and mounted on some psychotic ace’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour side to stop them in eight of his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

Stories Include: The Code of K-14 (Feb 32), The Masked Marauders (Mar 33), The Sky Torch (Apr 33), Marauders Without Mercy (Oct 33), Legion of the Lost (Aug 34), Valley of Vengeance (Jun 35), Fokkers of the Red Fog (Aug 37), Headsman Strafe (Feb 38).


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
JEZEBEL JOHONSTON Volume 6
SISTERS OF VENGEANCE

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is excited to announce the release the sixth chapter in writer Nancy Hansen’s Pirate Queen sage of Jezebel Johnston, “Sisters of Vengeance.”

This new entry picks up where book five ended. Abandoned and sold into slavery along the Barbary Coast, Jezebel Johnston’s fate becomes intertwined with two other women; Zuri the slave dancer and Amaka, a fearless African warrior whose heart if filled with hate. Together the three must work together while captives of their greedy Arab master Zahir. Then fate takes a hand the three desperate women find themselves rescued by Shivaji Raj, a notorious desert warrior king.

But at what price will their freedom be bought? The charismatic leader wants to recruit the trio in helping him defeat his own Muslim enemies. The mission is dangerous but the promise of freedom too tempting to ignore.

“For loyal fans of this series, expect the unexpected,” warns Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Thus far Jezebel’s exploits have been aboard sailing ships on the high seas whereas in this story she finds herself in a desert wasteland unlike anything else she has ever experienced.”  Art Director Rob Davis provides both the cover and interior illustrations.

Once again, writer Nancy Hansen delivers a fast moving, action packed adventure starring her cunning soon-to-be Queen of the Pirates, Jezebel Johnston.


  Available from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
PULP FACTORY AWARDS 2020

In lieu of the Windy City Pulp & Paper postponement until Sept., this year’s Pulp Factory Awards Winner will be announced via a special video and Press Release. Once the actual awards have been made and addresses for the winners obtained, regular hosts Ron Fortier and Rob Davis will do a short video announcing the winners of each of the five categories. At that same time, the actual awards will then be mailed out to each recipient. Again our thanks to Van Plexico and Gordon Dymowski for a great job handling the voting.  As soon as the video is up at You Tube, we will circulate the link and Press Release everywhere on line.




Altus Press / Steeger Books: Pulp Blog - Now online!

The Black Mask Library Headlines the New Book Releases at the Windy City Pulp Convention

Save 30% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Coming soon!

Steeger Books will be premiering ten new titles at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention in April. Headlining these are the first six books in the Black Mask Library, with each featuring a novel or series character which is rare or never-before reprinted. The releases also featuring Volume 4 of the Super Detective Jim Anthony series, as well as three more installments in the H. Bedford-Jones Library, including the long-awaited novel, The Seal of John Solomon.

If you are attending the convention, these releases (and more) can be purchased as the Mike Chomko, Books booth.

Here are the details on all of these releases:


Dead and Done For: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Cellini Smith
By Robert Reeves, introduction by Kenneth S. White, cover by Rafael DeSoto


Long considered one of the best of the Black Mask authors, author Robert Reeves’s longest-running detective character actually first appeared in the 1939 novel, Dead and Done For. Cellini Smith, accountant for a New York City pinball gangster, must clear his boss’s name after being accused of murder. Featuring an introduction by Black Mask editor Kenneth S. White, and a cover illustration by the great Rafael de Soto.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Murder Costs Money: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler
By D.L. Champion, introduction by Ed Hulse, illustrated by Peter Kuhlhoff, cover by Rafael DeSoto


Author D.L. Champion’s knack for penning quirky series characters reached a new height with his stories of skinflint shamus Rex Sackler, one of Black Mask’s longest-running and most beloved series. Already a reader favorite for his Inspector Allhoff stories in Black Mask’s companion title, Dime Detective, Champion chronicled the offbeat cases of Rex Sackler, the greedy gumshoe who “could squeeze a nickel till the buffalo cried uncle.”

The Rex Sackler series allowed Champion to display his talent for sardonic wit and humor in more than two dozen frequently hilarious novelettes published in Black Mask during the 1940s. This volume collects the first eight stories. With an all-new introduction by Ed Hulse.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


Let the Dead Alone: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock
By Merle Constiner, introduction by Evan Lewis, illustrated by Peter Kuhlhoff, cover by Rafael DeSoto


The Luther McGavock stories are not your garden variety hardboiled detective yarns. These Black Mask stories are so rich in place and detail that they almost seem a travelogue of small-town life in the Deep South.

Having bounced around to just about every major agency in the country, Luther McGavock finally settled in the Atherton Browne Agency in Memphis, and his cases take him to small towns in the Tennessee hill-country. As an outsider, McGavock is our tour guide to this odd world of the Deep South.

Written by one of the most polished writers to see print in Black Mask, author Merle Constiner’s writing is vivid, his characters complex, and his mysteries deep. This edition collects the first four stories in the series. Includes an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan
By Ed Lybeck, introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker, cover by Jes Schlaikjer


Quite likely one of the most hyped—and most mysterious—Black Mask authors to ever appear in its pages, Ed Lybeck made his debut as one of editor Joesph Shaw’s new faces in the wake of Dashiell Hammett’s departure. For Black Mask, Lybeck penned the hard-boiled stories of Francis St. Xavier Harrigan, a former gunman-turned-reporter for the New York Leader.

Though his duration as a Black Mask author was brief, his status as one of its greatest alums was certified by his inclusion in the historic retrospective of Black Mask, The Hard-boiled Omnibus. This edition collects—for the first time—the entirety of Lybeck’s Black Mask output. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear
By Stewart Sterling, introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker, cover by Jes Schlaikjer


One of the most talented authors to be recruited to write for Black Mask Magazine following the departure of Dashiell Hammett, Stewart Sterling made a lasting impression on readers with his initial series character, Johnny Hi Gear: undercover police agent K-Five who battled gambling rackets during the Great Depression.

Never before reprinted, this popular series jump-started Sterling’s writing career which covered spans of time in radio, TV, and hardcovers, along with writing some of pulpdom’s most popular heroes, the Black Bat and The Spider. Collecting all 8 stories, along with an all-new introduction by Will Murray.


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Blood on the Curb
By Joseph T. Shaw, cover by Stockton Mulford


Joseph T. Shaw, the editor of Black Mask Magazine, has written one of the most exciting adventure mysteries of 1936.

Blood on the Curb is the dramatic story of the New York Police Department’s bloody battle to wipe out the famous “Black Hand” gang which terrorized the Lower East Side.

Newly-recruited Paul Cardine is placed in charge of a special squad of officers—all of Italian decent—to find the man at the top of what appears to be a consolidated conglomerate of crime families.

Never before reprinted, Blood on the Curb is one of Shaw’s rarest hardcovers, and it contains all the hallmarks of his hard-boiled novels that saw publication in Black Mask Magazine.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series, Volume 4
By Victor Rousseau and Edwin Truett Long, illustrated by Joseph Szokoli, cover by H.J. Ward


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues! Volume Four contains the next five adventures of Jim Anthony: “Spies of Destiny,” “I.O.U. Murder,” “Cold Turkey,” “Mrs. Big,” and “Needle’s Eye.”

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


The Seal of John Solomon: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 4 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, cover by Modest Stein


John Solomon returns! In this classic thriller from the pages of Argosy Magazine, the mysterious ship’s chandler encounters a lost race of Crusaders deep in the Sahara. Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Pirates Ain’t All Dead Yet: The Complete Adventures of Captain Struthers (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison, cover by Modest Stein


A story of modern-day seafaring by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—the whimsical Captain Struthers series is reminiscent of his popular Pinky Jenkins adventures. Never before reprinted, this edition also includes another of Bedford-Jones’ sea stories as a bonus.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Jewels of Ling Ti (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Charles L. Wrenn


Captain Jim Hanecy, agent and dealer in antiques, was no stranger to intrigue, but he and his partner, Toptit, soon found more than they bargained for in the ancient city of Cheng-tu. Never before reprinted in its entirely, The Jewels of Ling Ti is a classic adventure of the Orient by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones— written at the height of his popularity.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Steeger Books












Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Spider #28: The Mayor of Hell  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

In that single, unguarded moment while he played his precious Stradivarius, the combined forces of the Mayor of Hell—the crooked Law and the vengeful Underworld—besieged Richard Wentworth, otherwise known as the Spider, nemesis of criminals! Mourned as dead, the Spider must start life anew, without friends or funds or hidden refuge, so that the Mayor of Hell’s bloody-handed henchmen—who judge no deed too base, who respect neither man nor God—may find their just reward—in death!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Operator 5 #15: Invasion of the Yellow Warlords  
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

By land and by sea the ferocious Yellow Hordes descend upon the United States, dealing destruction with new and horrifying weapons: with viscid poisons, with lethal gases, with flaming thermite—and with an invisible death-force more fearful, more annihilating than any weapon yet known to man. Before the ruthless Asiatic Invaders even Operator 5, America’s Secret Service Ace, stands helpless—hunted like a rat, harried and set upon by those who should be striving shoulder to shoulder with him to turn back the greatest Yellow Threat ever to assail the bulwarks of Western Civilization!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #27: Emperor of the Yellow Death

By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Pitiless, astute, ambitious, yellow-skinned Wang-ba emerged from the mystic Orient to proclaim himself Emperor of America! Sight of his green face caused blood-curdling terror; his anger could be appeased only by soul-twisting agony and writhing, long-lasting death… Such was the criminal genius whom Richard Wentworth had to kill. Never before has the Spider been squeezed so tightly between the vise-jaws of the Law and the Lawless. Nor has he ever struggled so fiercely against the pleading of his own brave heart!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Secret 6 #1: The Red Shadow
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan


It struck out of the night, a monster whose blood-red shadow brought death to everyone it touched. What was this weird Thing? Beneath its reign of terror, police were powerless. But grimly, out of the list of victims, rose six men—six men who vowed to track the scarlet killer down a suicide road to a murder showdown!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95



The Spider #26: Death Reign of the Vampire King
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Never before had greedy, criminal genius loosed so loathsome and deadly a weapon! The Bat Man—leading a band of savages, releasing clouds of bloodthirsty vampire bats—planned to make himself a greater conqueror than Napoleon or Genghis Khan! One man stood in his way—Richard Wentworth, who when the Law fails, sallies forth as the dread Spider to spread red death in the Underworld. And the Spider—his beloved Nita forfeited, his loyal servants captive, his own life ever in horrible danger—must battle both the Bat Man and a broken heart!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #14: Blood Reign of the Dictator
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

By plague and fire, bribery and chicanery, terrorism and extortion, the insane dictator Ursus Young has established himself as the supreme ruler of America. Who is left with sufficient strength to thwart him? Already he has scattered far and wide the organization of which Operator 5, America’s Secret Service Ace, forms so important a part. Against such tremendous dictatorial power Jimmy Christopher finds himself battling with a desperation such as he has never felt before…

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


The Spider #25: Overlord of the Damned
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The Spider—who was really Richard Wentworth, a true American aristocrat—had fought a hundred battles and faced a thousand foes… But never before had a more brilliant criminal genius challenged him. For the Boss, employing a horrible, new weapon, ruled the Underworld with an iron hand, slaughtering, maddening, and loosing maniacs to ravage the nation…!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #13: March of the Flame Marauders
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

Oil—black gold—the blood of Mother Earth! America had squandered its precious reserves and a syndicate of skilled saboteurs was destroying the remaining store! With all National defense rendered helpless for want of it, bitter despair gripped the hearts of the country’s millions. Pillage, slaughter, and slavery—misery and death—threatened each American! And Jimmy Christopher, Operator 5 of the United States Intelligence, was gambling his life recklessly in a valiant effort to save his native land from extinction!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95



The Spider #24: King of the Red Killers
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Looting, maiming, slaughtering, El Gaucho launched his colossal plot to unite the Underworld—to make himself King of America! No torture was too cruel for him to employ; no deed too bloody; no life too precious, except his own. Richard Wentworth—the Spider, who exacts justice when the Law fails—realized he alone could save America from wanton butchery, in spite of the grim reward posted for his head—its own weight in the purest gold!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Captain Zero #3: The Golden Murder
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts

One by one the Eight Frightened Bachelors met violent deaths, meted out by a merciless ring of midnight murderers… that could be challenged only by the fabulous Captain Zero, whose strange, eerie gift was at once a double-edged weapon of deliverance—and of destruction!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #23: Master of the Death-Madness
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The madness first struck at sea! As if at a signal, young and old initiated the wild bacchanal of self-destruction! Never before had a criminal of such horrible, death-dealing genius preyed upon the American people. Never before did Richard Wentworth, who was in secret the dread Spider, combat a foeman of more deadly power. And while the Spider lay gravely wounded, his beloved, Nita went forth alone to battle for her sweetheart as only a brave woman can do!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #12: The Army of the Dead
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

The news spread like wildfire. A man had solved the problem of the ages—he was bringing the dead back to life! Operator 5, ace of the American Secret Service, recognized the grave menace. He realized the danger if the gigantic advances of modern science were employed selfishly by unscrupulous men. And that precisely was the danger facing his native land! The Master of Death, using the promise of life everlasting, was cunningly building an army of fanatic, half-mad followers, men who were burning, pillaging and slaying at the will of the man-monster they worshipped!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95














 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

 Sanctum Books has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints.
Going on sale, exclusively from Bud's Art Books, will be Doc Savage #1-87 and The Shadow #1-115.
Plus most/all variant cover issues.

These are in the warehouse, and getting this many titles back online is quite the job, but we do have all of The Shadows listed, except issue #29 which is out of print.
Watch for new additions over the next few weeks by searching for SANSALE.
Many individual titles are priced at $5.95 each!

Meanwhile, we prioritized the multi-packs and Super-packs, so they are online now.
Several have bonus cover printsand all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.


Get them while they last!
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #147: “Trail of Vengeance” and “The Mother Goose Murders”
The Knight of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the bizarre killing sets a young man on a “Trail of Vengeance,” but only The Shadow can unmask the true murderer! Then, a crime code based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes produces gun play instead of child’s play. Can The Shadow unravel a web of crime to bring a halt to terror? BONUS: “The Mother Goose Bandit,” a classic Shadow radio mystery by Alfred Bester! This instant collectors item showcases the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-265-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #148: “The Isle of Doubt," "Murder Town" and "Fountain of Death”
EXTRA-LENGTH TRIPLE-NOVEL SPECIAL!
The Master Avenger crushes crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, A Mississippi River “Isle of Doubt” conceals crooks and their ill-gotten wealth, until The Shadow’s justice proves to be as inevitable as the flow of the mighty river itself! Then, the specter of death rises over a thriving community, transforming it into a “Murder Town.” Finally, the restorative springs of Sapphire Springs are claimed to have fabulous curative properties, but could conceal an evil “Fountain of Death." This collectors special features the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with new commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-266-7 Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W,$19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THESHADOW #149: "The Freak Show Murders,” "Murder by Magic," "Crime Out of Mind”  & “Svengali Kill”
FOUR-NOVEL MAGIC SPECTACULAR!
The Knight of Darkness investigates magic-based crimes in FOUR thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a traveling carnival’s trail of death to uncover the bizarre secret behind “The Freak Show Murders.” Then The Shadow infiltrates the world of illusion and legerdemain when professional magician’s props are utilized to commit “Murder by Magic.” And a nightclub mind reader sees and tells all, but Kent Allard suspects the mentalist’svisions are being used to commit “Crime Out of Mind”? Finally, is a stagehypnotist responsible when a subject commits suicide before a theater fullof witnesses? Only The Shadow knows! BONUS: Walter Gibson and Edd Cartiertell the real life magical tale of Herrmann the Great! This instant collectorsitem leads off with a striking cover painting by illustrator Charles Colland also showcases the original digest covers by Modest Stein and interiorillustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray andAnthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 176pages, B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #150: “Mansion of Crime,” “Gems of Jeopardy,” "Twins of Crime” and “The Devil’sFeud”
EXTRA-LENGTH FOUR-NOVEL “WOMEN OF THE SHADOW” SPECIAL!
“The Women of The Shadow” are showcased in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the pall of death falls over a "Mansion of Crime." Can the Master of Darkness penetrate the cloak of evil to save innocent lives? Next, a ten-million-dollar crime is brewing along the Atlantic Coast, and only TheShadow can prevent the theft of priceless “Gems of Jeopardy.” Then, The Shadowseeks to unravel the sinister secret of "Twins of Crime.” Finally, LamontCranston and Margo Lane’s investigation of a five-year-old murder placesthem in the middle of “The Devil’s Feud.” This extra-length collectors specialfeatures the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney andclassic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historianWill Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages,B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 151: “Alibi Trail," "The Golden Doom," "The Television Murders" & "The Whispering Eyes”
FOUR-NOVEL FINAL ISSUE SPECTACULAR! 

The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, murder suspects all have iron-clad defenses, leading The Shadow to investigate an “Alibi Trail.” Then "The Golden Doom” menaces a great hospital and threatens the life of The Shadow himself! Next, a victim is killed during a live video drama, and only Lamont Cranston can unmask the perpetrator of “The Television Murders." Finally, “The Whispering Eyes” are all victims recall of a sinister master of hypnotism in Walter Gibson’s final Shadow pulp novel! This instant collectors item showcases the original cover art by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-270-4 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages, B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
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Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
"Duck, Duck, Goose" by Jeff Deischer
Tarzan: Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray
Portrait of a Snow Queen by Micah Harris : EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST!
"My Life in Comics" by Ron Fortier
Fred Adams Jr.: Pulp Writer.
"Tag, You Are It" - Jeff Deischer's new Heritage Universe adventure
Death In the Dune by John Molino
"Gabriel's Trumpet"by Jon Black

Beb Books
Now available!

Since we all need to spend more time at home self-quarantining it helps to have something to read. Here are eight more stories uploaded to my shared folder on Mediafire:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

These stories are in ePub file format which in most cases you can read in your browser. If you prefer a stand-alone program I recommend the free program, Sigil.
And if you need them in Kindle format the free program Calibre claims to do conversions. Lacking a Kindle  I can’t check the accuracy of the conversion.

Abdullah_Miss Smythe of the Sahara-rev1.epub
This a collection of six stories published in Colliers during the 30s. They concern an American woman trader in the deep Sahara and how she outwits those who think is easy prey for scamming.

Anderson_The Domino Lady-rev1.epub
All the stories about one of the few lady Pulp Heroes. Arms with a long gown, a small gun and a refreshing bath the Domino Lady seeks revenge from the men who killed her father.

Bedford-Jones_Fang Tung Magician-rev1.epub
A story set in modern China a revolutionary with seeming telepathic powers tries to conquer the ancient empire, opposed by one American spy and a courageous girl.

Bedford-Jones_The Opium Ship-rev1.epub
Two novellas from The Thrill Book. The Opium Ship is a fight to capture a ship-load of drugs before it can be used to stay a revolution in the south seas. The second story, The Shen of Shensi, concerns a Chinese spy with seeming magical powers and the American secret agent opposing him.

Bedord-Jones_The House of Skulls.epub
A collection of six stories from All-Story and Argosy magazine. Tales include “The Raja of Hell Island,” “The Brazen Serpent,” The House of Skulls,” “Ten Minutes” and “The Convert Goes North” offering  a wide selection of the Bedford-Jones’ talents.

Brand-Devil Ritter-rev1.epub
All of Max Brand fantasy and science fiction tales in one.

Brand-One Glass of Wine-rev1.epub
A collection of six stories by Frederick Faust, AKA Max  Brand. “One Glass of Wine” is a swashbuckler set in England following the restoration of Charles II. A young man comes to London to seek his fortune and within a week wins fame, fortune and the love of a woman, Other stories include “The Sole Survivor,” a World War I espionage story, “It was like this--” a comedy where a man fakes illness to win a woman’s hand, “A Sagebrush Cinderella” a humorous western as a young girl seeks love at a county hoedown, And two dramas, “The House That Steve Built” and “The Ghost” loves of love ruined and redemption.

Brand-White Heather Weather-rev1.epub
A young man goes to London during the days of Beau Brummel to seek his fortune. A completely different telling of the story “One Glass of Wine,” longer, more nuanced, less dependent on outrageous lucky, A worth story on it’s own right.

All these story and over thirty more can be downloaded -- for free -- from my shared folder at:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Print copies of these stories are also available upon request. Contact me at beb01@sprynet.com for details and pricing.




     


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2
Now available!

The second issue of the revived Blood 'n' Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard's World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith's People's Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, editor, documentarian, and pop-culture historian Don Hutchison makes his first appearance in BnT with "Death to the Gray Seal!", an overview of the legendary character. Then editor Ed Hulse offers "The Celluloid 'Seal'," which recounts Jimmie Dale's brief but tumultuous history on film.

Novelist andpulp historian Will Murray is back with "The Spicy Mrs. Schwartz," another of his fascinating examples of literary detective work. This time Will trains his attention on one of Spicy Detective's most unlikely contributors.

BnT presentsa long-forgotten short story by Richard Sale, prolific fictioneer who eventually became a Hollywood hyphenate (writer-producer-director) but is best known for his detective yarns in the Munsey pulps. Sale's 1935 "Mellow Drama" is a clever send-up of rough-paper magazines in general and hero pulps in particular.

The making of Republic Pictures' episodic epic Spy Smasher (1942), based on the popular Fawcett Publication comic book and still considered one of the finest chapter plays ever, is fully documented in Ed Hulse's "Anatomy of a Serial," which presents material gleaned from Republic studio files and first-hand interviews with selected cast and crew members. This 8000-word essay chronicles production from the 1941 licensing of screen rights to the efforts of exhibitors to promote the serial while it was in release. Nothing like it has ever been written by the form's historians.

That relentless researcher of all things Old Time Radio, Karl Schadow, contributes "Avenger Addendum," a brief article that supplements last issue's piece on the 1941 series that adapted Street & Smith's character The Avenger.

The latest BnT also includes reviews and reference material sure to be of interest to pulp-fiction aficionados. And, asalways, the magazine is profusely illustrated.

First copiesship from the plant late next week. Order yours today at Murania Press » Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Second Series, Number Two.


#2, Second Series
92 pages, paperback, 7x10
Price: $9.95


PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO U.S. BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.

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

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Bold Venture Press
The Masked Rider #1
Now available!


The Masked Rider returns in a new reprint series
Two action-packed novels in one volume with the original illustrations!


The Haunted Holster
By Walker A. Tompkins

Wayne Morgan risks the vengeance of treacherous outlaws when he rides into Mogollon Malpais to side the Tonto Twins in their difficult search for a mysterious legacy of treasure!
Follow the daring Robin Hood of the range as he fights grimly against desperate odds!

Black Gold Empire
By C. William Harrison

An oil-spattered trail leads Wayne Morgan to grim battle against desperate foes when pillage and destruction overrun the range!
The Masked Rider brings his ready six-guns and keen wits into the fray when the fighting’s toughest!




 

Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

With a Bang: Issue 12 Release
Pulp Consumption: The Mandalorian
Pulp Consumption: Storyhack #4
Pulp Consumption: Almuric by Robert E. Howard (Guest Post by Anthony Perconti)
Issue 12 Cover Reveal
Pulp Appeal: The Journeys of the Viking Prince (Guest Post by G.W. Thomas)
Pulp Appeal: The House on the Borderland (Guest Post byJ. Rohr)
Issue 11 Is Live!



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #85 is now available and recommended!
To subscribe for #86 & #87, click on the link below!
 
Front Cover: Mark Wheatley
"Fighting Tears" by Chuck Welch
"Boris and the Vallejo of Gold" by Bobb Cotter
"The Absolute Worst" by Tim Handley
"Savage Syncronicities" by Will Murray
"Back Cover Blurbs from Novels You'll Never Read" by The Flearunners
"The Last Doc Savage Chronology" by Chuck Welch
"The Source of Myths by Mark Wheatley
"The Magic Decal" by Courtney Rogers
"Tales: The Ultimate Forbidden Doc Savage" by Malcolm Deeley & Jason Robert Bell
"Doc Savage's Birthday - Again" by Michael Spitzer

Back Cover: Tim Faurote

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Solar Pons, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jurassic Park, Topps Monster Stickers
- New!
Sensor Sweep: Firefly, Black Mask, Original Adventures Reincarnated
Sensor Sweep: Space 1889, Barry Windsor Smith, Tolkien, Prydain
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Clive Cussler: JOURNEY OF THE PHAROHS (The NUMA Files) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown


Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew risk everything to stop a cutthroat arms dealer from stealing a priceless ancient treasure in the thrilling new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.

In 1074 B.C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on an attempted transcontinental flight. And in the present day, a fishing trawler--along with its mysterious cargo--sinks off the coast of Scotland. How are these three mysterious events connected? And, more importantly, what do they mean for Kurt Austin and his NUMA team?

As they search for answers, the NUMA squad join the agents of the British MI5 to take on a wide-reaching international conspiracy. Their common enemy is the Bloodstone Group, a conglomerate of arms dealers and thieves attempting to steal ancient relics on both sides of the Atlantic. Kurt and his team soon find themselves wrapped up in a treacherous treasure hunt as they race to find the lost Egyptian riches. . . before they fall into the wrong hands.


Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.3 inches

List Price: $29.00


CONAN
Coming in December!

Kull: Savage Sword - The Original Marvel Years Omnibus HC
Collects Kull and the Barbarians #1-3, Savage Tales #2, The Savage Sword of Conan #1-3, 7, 9, 14-16, 19, 23, 34, 39, 42-43, 52, 55, 61, 119-122, 124-141, 143-145, 147-152, 158-159, 161, 165, 169-170, 172-173, 177, 182-183, 186, 190-194, 196-199, 202, 213, 215, 229-233 & Annual #1, Marvel Preview #19, Bizarre Adventures #26, Conan Saga #13. 25, 47, 57, 97.

Conan The Barbarian Epic Collection Vol. 2 TPB
Collects Conan The Barbarian #14-26

Conan: The Songs of the Dead and Other Stories TPB
Collects Conan and the Songs of the Dead #1-5, Free Comic Day 2006, Conan: Trophy #1, Conan: Kiss of the Undead #1, Conan: Island of No Return #1-2; material form Conan : Hyborian Adventures #1




CROOKED RIVER (Agent Pendergast Series (19)) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

A STARTLING CRIME WITH DOZENS OF VICTIMS.

Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, Florida, dozens of identical, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.

A GHASTLY ENIGMA WITH NO APPARENT SOLUTION.

Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, despite himself, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated. And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?

A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND.

In short order, Pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.4 inches
$29.00


Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

Astro-Adventures: A Blaster from the Past - New!
E. F. Benson in the Pulps - New!
Michael Kaluta’s Monsters and Machines - New!
Marvel Treasury: Conan

Sword & Sorcery Favorites You Might Have Missed III
The Poison Belt Illustrations from Scoops
Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Berni Wrightson (1948-2017)
Mangani, the Language of the Jungle
Edmond Hamilton’s Legion of Lazarus
Tolkien vs. Howard Comics  
G. Peyton Wertenbaker, Science Fiction Pioneer
Planet Stories: Swimming Against the Tide


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

Forgotten Books: THE WHITE CIRCLE by Carroll John Daly (1926)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: ARGOSY in Armor  - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 36 & 37 (1957)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY (1932-33)
Movie Posters of 1930
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 34 & 35 (1957)
Forgotten Stories: NO PRISONERS! by Mickey Spillane (1942)
How TARZAN Got That Way (1946)  
Pulp Gallery: DIME DETECTIVE (1932)
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 32 & 33 (1957)  
Forgotten Stories: "One More Thrill" by Carroll John Daly (1921)  
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1936)  

The Digest Enthusiast #11
Now in full color!!!!!
Now available!


Explore the World of Digest Magazines

Interviews
Janice Law (Madame Selina series AHMM)
Paul D. Marks (Bunker Hill series EQMM)
Jeff Vorzimmer (The Best of Manhunt)


Articles
Peter Enfantino summarizes 1954’s final issues of Manhunt.

Vince Nowell, Sr. grapples with Beyond Infinity.
Richard Krauss spotlights Leo Margulies: Giant of the Digests.
Steve Carper dissects a Classic error.
Ward Smith quantifies Astounding’s formats.


Reviews
Homicide Hotel from Gary Lovisi
Tough 2
Paperback Parade No. 104


Fiction
John Kuharik “Buckthorn Justice” art by Rick McCollum
 Vince Nowell, Sr. “The Good Soldier” art by Marc Myers
 Joe Wehrle, Jr. “Zymurgy for Aliens” art by Michael Neno

Plus nearly 150 digest magazine cover images, News Digest, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, and first issue factoids. Cover “Madame Selina” by Rick McCollum, 160 pages.


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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

NEWS DIGEST MARCH 20, 2020 - New!
TRUE CRIME, TRUE NORTH
NEWS DIGEST MARCH 13, 2020
NEWS DIGEST MARCH 6, 2020
News Digest Feb. 28, 2020  
Bare Bones No. 1
News Digest Feb. 14, 2020
Mystery Weekly Magazine Feb. 2020


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

News from the Robert E. Howard Front   - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 3/22/2020   - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs -- 70 Years Gone   - New!
The Savage Swords of Lovecraft
A. Merritt and the Irish
The DMRtian Chronicles, 3/15/2020

The DMRtian Chronicles, 3/8/2020
The DMRtian Chronicles, 3/1/2020
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/23/2020
The Battle Rages On: Upcoming Releases from DMR Books  
Namirrha’s Faustian Pacts: A Zothique Analysis  

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in April!

Science fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, wrote four novels and a novella about former stuntman Carson Napier and his wayward adventures on the planet Venus (or Amtor, as it is known to its inhabitants). Now get ready to transport yourself into the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe with the first new Carson of Venus novel to be published in more than fifty years: Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts.

The Edge of All Worlds releases Spring 2020 from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and launches the canonical ERB Universe series of interconnected novels.

Stranded on the planet Amtor for nearly two decades, Earthman Carson Napier returns from his latest adventure to discover a mysterious enemy has struck his adopted nation of Korva and reduced one of its cities to ash and cinders. The trail of the mysterious threat leadsCarson and his love Duare through dark cyclopean corridors deep beneathAmtor to a distant land, where they must confront both a powerful newalien species and the shadows of Carson’s past.

Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, featuring the artwork of the amazing Chris Peuler.


Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds is available in softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a hardcover Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate.*

BONUS TRADING CARD WITH PREORDER
All Preorders of Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds placed directly from our online store will come with a special collectible ERB Universe Victory Harben trading card!** Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

HARDCOVER COLLECTOR’S EDITION
The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Matt Betts and Christopher Paul Carey, as well as an ERB Universe Carson of Venus trading card produced exclusively for the Collector’s Edition, and is limited to only 200 copies.


ERB Books   Pre-Order Now!



Glénat
Conan le Cimmérien: Les Mangeurs d'hommes de Zamboula  
Now available!


Conan in the land of a thousand and one nights!

A crossroads of beliefs, languages ​​and cultures, the mythical trading city of Zamboula is also the scene of many dark legends. Conan recently arrived on the scene and warned of the dangers of Aram Baksh's home. It is said that most foreigners who stay there disappear in obscure circumstances ... that's good, it is precisely here that the Cimmerian decided to spend the night! But by lifting the veil on these mysterious cases of kidnappings, Conan will discover another secret, more terrible still, related to the whole of the city of Zamboula ...


A tale steeped in orientalism and macabre witchcraft, The Man Eaters of Zamboula offers Gess the opportunity to deliver his vision of the hero of Robert E. Howard in a comic book with exotic and dark beauty.

Format: 240 x 320 mm, Full Color
Pages: 64
€ 14.95

Format: 275 x 368 mm, Black & White
Pages: 48
€ 29.50



The Illustrated Press
MEAD SCHAEFFER

Shipping in July!

MEAD SCHAEFFER was one of the foremost illustrators of the romantic era of American fiction. He worked for decades producing atmospheric and evocative illustrations for the top books and magazines of the day, and his romantic, swashbuckling, and theatrical paintings ultimately earned him a spot in the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. This new book presents a stunning overview of Schaeffer's long and illustrious career, featuring scores of illustrations reproduced directly from original paintings as well as rare tear sheets and photographs. 


Standard Edition
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, $44.95.

Deluxe Edition
- Sold Out!
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, shipped in a blue slipcase with white printing. Bookplate insert signed and numbered by publisher Daniel Zimmer. Limited to just 100 copies!

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


 
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Illustrator Spotlight - Now online!

Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog






James Rollins: THE LAST ODYSSEY: A Thriller (Sigma Force Novels) - Now available!

To save the world and our future, Sigma Force must embark on a dangerous odyssey into an ancient past whose horrors are all too present in this page-turning thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins that combines cutting-edge science, historical mystery, mythology, and pulse-pounding action.

For eons, the city of Troy—whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer’s Iliad—was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands. If Troy was real, how much of Homer’s twin tales of gods and monsters, curses and miracles—The Iliad and The Odyssey—could also be true and awaiting discovery?

In the frozen tundra of Greenland, a group of modern-day researchers stumble on a shocking find: a medieval ship buried a half-mile below the ice. The ship’s hold contains a collection of even older artifacts—tools of war—dating back to the Bronze Age. Inside the captain’s cabin is a magnificent treasure that is as priceless as it is miraculous: a clockwork gold map imbedded with an intricate silver astrolabe. The mechanism was crafted by a group of Muslim inventors—the Banū Mūsā brothers—considered by many to be the Da Vincis of the Arab world—brilliant scientists who inspired Leonardo’s own work.

Once activated, the moving map traces the path of Odysseus’s famous ship as it sailed away from Troy. But the route detours as the map opens to reveal a fiery river leading to a hidden realm underneath the Mediterranean Sea. It is the subterranean world of Tartarus, the Greek name for Hell. In mythology, Tartarus was where the wicked were punished and the monstrous Titans of old, imprisoned.

When word of Tartarus spreads—and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there—tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors. The phantasmagoric horrors found in Homer’s tales are all too real—and could be unleashed upon the world. Whoever possesses them can use their awesome power to control the future of humanity.

Now, Sigma Force must go where humans fear to tread. To prevent a tyrant from igniting a global war, they must cross the very gates of Hell.


Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6  x 9 inches
List price: $28.99

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

PLANET STORIES, Fall 1941

Fiction Contents
VASSALS OF THE MASTER WORLD by Eando Binder
THE RAIDERS OF SATURN'S RINGS by Raymond Z. Gallun
"SHADRACH" by Nelson S. Bond
THE VICTORY OF KLON by Wilbur S. Peacock
THE STAR OF SATAN by Henry Hasse
DEAD MAN'S PLANET by R. R. Winterbotham
SOUTH TO PROPONTIS by Henry Andrew Ackermann
SPAWN OF THE VENUS SEA by Harry Walton


Pulp-Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 132 pages
$12.95



SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES #2 - April 2020

CONTENTS
TREASURES OF TANTALUS (part 2 of 3) by Garret Smith
Fleckner's magic rays swept this vast ocean from end to end, finally locating the vessel wrecked on a South Sea Island...
In a rage, Tom Priestley turned on the inventor and consigned his fortune to limbo.

THE ISLAND OF UNREASON by Edmond Hamilton
He was torn between desires-the comforts of civilization, or the wild life of that barbarous island.

NEWSCAST by Harl Vincent
Reporter Tom Burke constructed a polyceltron iconoscope that would synchronize sound and vision-and scandal-blasted a city-wide political intrigue with that all-seeing broadcast televisor!

INVISIBLE by Eric Frank Russell
"Shorty" Mason thought invisibility made him the perfect criminal.

COSMOS Chapter 2 by David H Keller M.D.
A seventeen chapter round-robin serial written by eighteen science fiction authors.
An evil dictator of one of the planets of Alpha Centauri, unsatisfied with ruling one planet, must spread out and subjugate others.
He knows none to conquer in his own system. So he casts his evil eyes on the solar system. This dog's name incidentally is Ay-Artz.


Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 98 pages
$10.95




SUPER DETECTIVE, March 1949

Contents
MURDER TUNE by Robert Leslie Bellem
THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED by Robert Turner
MURDER'S A CRAZY THING by Clint Murdock
DEATH AT DRAGON'S HEAD by H. C. Butler
LADY IN THE LIGHT by Alan R. Anderson
CORPSE IN A FRAME by Ralph Sedgwick Douglas
DAMES SPELL DEATH by Paul Hanna
HOMETOWN HOMICIDE by Gerald James
plus
GIRL FRIDAY "The case of the Frustrated Moll" by Ray McClelland
RAY HALE--NEWS ACE "The Side-Show Murder" by Douglas March


Pulp-Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages
$12.95





Mark Halegua: 1953 to 2020

President, and Founder, of the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club Mark Halegua passed away on March 18th.
Mark died of medical complications which is all that is known at present.

From Brian Hochberg:
Mark was passionate about Pulp Magazines, and nothing brought him more joy then to express his interests in science-fiction and hero pulps.
He truly believed there was a market, and a purpose, for this in the New York Metropolitan Area, and he proved it by creating the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club.

Mark was always there to greet both new and old members to each meeting, with a smile on his face.
He made you feel welcome, and always invited you to come back for more.
He loved sharing his pulp collection with the members of the Club, and it looked like he even enjoying seeing more what the other members brought in to share with the club members present for the meetings.

In recent years Mark struggled with health ailments, but he attended as many meetings of the Club as he possibly could.
He tried to have pulp style stories live on with his creation of Red Badge, and other stories.

With the recent health crisis facing the nation, our last meeting had to be cancelled, and I'm not yet sure about the April meeting.
However, when we next meet, we should do a tribute to Mark Halegua, and celebrate his life.
After all, his legacy will live on in the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. May it live on forever.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Return of the Green Hornet - New!  
Handsome heroes and Vicious Villains

The Inner Sanctum Sterling Silver Pendant
Memories of Robert Conrad
Jonny Quest BluRay Review

HBO's Watchmen is daring and explosive!
Crime Thrillers on DVD (Reviews)  




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





Meteor House
Up from the Bottomless Pit
First Trade Edition!
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping begins August 2020 after FarmerCon XV!


Philip José Farmer’s Up from the Bottomless Pit, originally written in the late 1970s with the working title The Dragon’s Breath, is a near-mainstream novel about the ultimate ecological nightmare. Set in an alternate/near future 1970s, Up from the Bottomless Pit tells of a world so ravenous in its desire for oil that it has thrown caution to the wind. Using an experimental deep-water laser drill off the California coast, humankind burns a hole through the ocean floor only to unleash a deadly torrent that initially threatens the greater Los Angeles area, but quickly escalates to a catastrophe of worldwide proportions with the potential to wipe out all life on the planet.

The novel wasn’t quite what Del Rey was looking for at the time, so Phil instead turned in Dark is the Sun (set fifteen billion years in the future). Fast forward to 2005 and the team here at Meteor House was launching the fanzine Farmerphile: The Magazine of Philip José Farmer. We serialized the novel over the first 10 quarterly issues between 2005 and 2007. At $11 per issue, it cost over $100 to read the novel. In 2007, Subterranean Press published Up from the Bottomless Pit and Other Stories, collecting all of Phil’s material from Farmerphile in a deluxe limited edition of only 250 copies. But, at $125, it again cost over $100 to read this book.

This is the Farmer novel you’ve heard about but never got to read! Now, available for the first time ever in a trade paperback edition, you can get Up from the Bottomless Pit for only $20 (+shipping).

Featuring cover art by Keith Howell, a foreword by Farmerphile editor Christopher Paul Carey, and an introduction by award winning environmental writer Sharman Apt Russell!

Be sure to select the correct shipping option below. Books will be shipped to you in August 2020 right after FarmerCon XV!

Trade paperback, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, 250 pages

U.S.:  $24.00
Canada:  $36.00
Elsewhere: $43.00
Meteor House


Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: JOHNSTON McCULLEY “The Man Who Changed Rooms.”  - New!

Mike Nevins on the Uncollected Pulp Stories of CORNELL WOOLRICH.
A PI Mystery Review: NORBERT DAVIS – Oh, Murderer Mine.  
Horror Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ARTHUR LEO ZAGAT “Crawling Madness.”
Archived Review: BASIL COPPER – The Curse of the Fleers.
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: CORNELL WOOLRICH “Crime on St. Catherine Street.”




 
PULPFEST 2020 RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH!
 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry.
August 6 to 9, 2020
COVID-19: Monitoring the situation. On schedule at this time, but subject to change.

Register Now for PulpFest 2020

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2020 convention, August 6 – 9. Register now and beat the rush. You’ll save money and get free early-bird shopping if you book a room at the convention’s host hotel. By staying at the DoubleTree, you help defray the convention’s expenses and show ourhotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

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

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest to receive the special convention rate of $129 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are two complimentary breakfasts per room during your stay. Also included is free Wi-Fiin each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room byJuly 22, 2020 in order to get the special convention rate.





Every year, PulpFest recognizes those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations. The Munsey Award honors Frank A. Munsey, the publisher of the first pulp magazine. George Vanderburgh — the esteemed publisher of Battered Silicon Dispatch Box books and renowned Sherlockian — won our 2019 Munsey Award. You can read about George on the PulpFest website.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Munsey Award. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. A list of our previous winners is available on the PulpFest website.

To nominate someone for this prestigious award, please provide a brief statement of your reasons. Send it to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com. You can also reach Mike at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.

The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2020. The living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners will select the recipient from among your nominees. The award will be presented on Saturday evening, August 8, at PulpFest 2020.

The convention will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. It will begin on Thursday, August 6, and run through Sunday, August 9.





Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

Back online!

Nothing New!




The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

The Golden Pearl  - New!
The Battlefield of Keres - New!
Spreading the Love  - New!
Coming Soon: The Black Mask Library
Perry Rhodan: Ark of the Stars
"The Shadow's Invisible Cloak"
Better Than Bullets  
A Sword for the Cardinal
Flowers From the Moon
The Shadowcast episode 4
Ruins, Warrior Reborn, and Is it Wrong?


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

Photos of Walt Coburn's house in Tucson, Arizona
What is a pulp?
Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog
The Shadow, The Spider and Doc Savage in a title match  
Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author




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.


Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
An invisible hand of doom leads innocent victims to sudden slaughter — while, under the shadow of the big top, a crimson clown laughs grimly at the carnival of carnage! The Phantom Detective finds himself in three rings of terror as he seeks to topple a kingdom built on death!


House names, that is multiple authors writing under a single pseudonym for a series, were fairly commonplace in Pulp magazines. Notable characters often had only one author attached to them on the covers of magazines, but in reality multiple scribes may have added to their legacies. This was no different for The Phantom Detective and actually this particular series may have held the record for the number of authors writing under a single house name, due in part to its 170 issue and twenty year run. It is fairly well accepted that the first eleven issues, all of them under the name G. Wayman Jones, may have all actually been written by noted Pulp author D. L. Champion. The house name changed, however, with issue twelve, switching to Robert Wallace. Some experts and fans have theorized that this was done to perhaps gain some recognition due to the similarly named mystery writer of the period, Edgar Wallace. Although a list of authors contributing to The Phantom Detective has been compiled at various times, no one single author seemed to consistently write the character for any consecutive length of time. Norman A. Daniels wrote the most stories under the Wallace name, penning more than 36 tales. If nothing else, the multitude of writers on The Phantom Detective series guarantees fans a variety of different types of tales to enjoy.
 
‘The Circus Murders’ was originally published in the March 1936 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.


 

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Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #34 Audiobook
Curse of the Sky Wolves
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
Blood streams flowing with the germs of madness, the Sky Wolves have descended on the Allies! There is no truce between man and beast, for reason cannot match the savage lust for gore! Out of the dark horrors of yesterday have risen the scourging Sky wolves! Ravaged with a horrible disease — their very touch is Death! This was no dream, it was a living curse, a challenge not only to the Allies, but to the whole of the civilized earth. These were beasts whose blood ran red, whose flesh was the same as man’s. Yet souls they had not, and fear they had not as they filled the sky with Death! G-8 did not know the source of this blood-lust, but he did know the destruction it could bring; knew well that men were changing to hungry beasts and that the job was up to him!



G-8 is held by many experts and fans to be a part of what many consider the Pantheon of Pulp, a literal handful of characters that represent various archetypes popular within the heyday of Pulp fiction. Although by far not the only aviator to grace the pages of pulp magazines, neither before his debut or after his last story, G-8 stands out as the epitome of what a heroic pilot should be. Able to fly anything he put his hands on, unafraid to face even the most fantastic and fearsome of foes, and resolute in his loyalty and dedication to save his country and the world. Taking the best from heroes before, G-8 defined what an aviation pulp hero should be for writers then and now, still thrilling fans today.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a deadly nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in ‘Curse of the Sky Wolves’. Originally published in the July 1936 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.



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MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $14.99

Regular price:
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #34 eBook
The Circus Murders - March 1936

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.

The Phantom Detective! The name alone conjures up action and adventure. From the same publisher that brought you The Black Bat, Captain Danger, The Crimson Mask and The Green Ghost came one of pulpdom’s best-known detectives. Scourge of the underworld, The Phantom, as he was called, aided the Law with his sweetheart Muriel Havens. His first adventure was published in February 1933 and they continued for 170 thrilling exploits until the Summer 1953 issue. The Phantom Detective returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-Length Novel
The Circus Murders
by Robert Wallace
An invisible hand of doom leads innocent victims to sudden slaughter — while, under the shadow of the big top, a crimson clown laughs grimly at the carnival of carnage! Featuring the world’s greatest sleuth!
 
Code of Honor — Gripping Short Story
by Arthur K. Barnes
In which an old law is resurrected
 
Death in a Crowd — Gripping Short Story
by Charlton L. Edholm
Many saw it happen — and swore it was suicide
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


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

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


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.

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 by Will Murray
 
Gripping Sky-War Novel
Curse of the Sky Wolves
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
Blood streams flowing with the germs of madness, the Sky Wolves have descended on the Allies! There is no truce between man and beast, for reason cannot match the savage lust for gore! G-8 did not know the source of this blood-lust, but he did know the destruction it could bring; knew well that men were changing to hungry beasts and that the job was up to him!
 
The Nightshirt Patrol — Thrilling Short Feature
Zeke Tucker was just a hillbilly stooge to his flight mates, but a walking nightmare to a certain Boche!
 
G-8 Speaks
Where the gang gathers to talk things over with the Master Spy.
 
Cover
painted by Frederick Blakeslee


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

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


Recoverings
The Only Dust-jackets Officially Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

20% Sale This Month

Now available!

Announcing a month-long 20% sale at Recoverings.
All dust-jackets have been reduced by 20% throughout March.
Buy one or buy many -- same for all.
This includes the Letterpress TARZAN OF THE APES jacket as well as the Alternate Timeline jackets.
If you're a book collector, or just want a really cool piece of art for your wall,
Recoverings has created the most beautiful reproductions of ERB dust-jackets ever seen. Enjoy!




The Serial Squadron
New Daily SERIALS AT 7
 & Weekly SATURDAY NIGHT SERIALFEST


Visit the Squadron Facebook Group to watch entire Squadron-restored serials free every night at 7:00 pm US EST and to see chapters of new restorations in progress one chapter a week in live "watch parties" Saturdays 7pm-9pm EST.
You can watch and chat in real-time during these viewings with your Squadron friends.


NOW PLAYING
Daily 7:00 pm US EST

MALA, SECRET AGENT OF THE SOUTH SEAS

Saturday Night Serial
NOW PLAYING
Saturdays 7:00 pm US EST

THE GALLOPING GHOST
THE HOUSE OF HATE

Facebook: The Serial Squadron

The Serial Squadron

SON OF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

FEATURING BOB SHAW, DAUN KENNEDY, BUZZ HENRY, CHARLES KING and WHEELER OAKMAN


THE CRIMSON GHOST
THE MOVIE SERIAL
BLU-RAY Upgrade or DL-DVD

Now available!

FEATURING CHARLES QUIGLEY, LINDA STIRLING, CLAYTON MOORE, KENNEDUNCAN and ? as THE CRIMSON GHOST (Voice by I. Stanford Jolley)



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming soon!

New upgraded transfer of the amazing, massively influential Pearl White mystery serial, with solid leading man Antonio Moreno,
and, introducing The Hooded Terror, most fearsome and deadly of the early serial villains.










Sexton Blake and the Great War (Sexton Blake Library Book 1) - Coming April 14!
by Mark Hodder (Editor)


As brilliant as Sherlock Holmes. As daring as James Bond. Sexton Blake, the adventuring detective, is back! This first volume of a new series reinstates one of literatures greatest detectives - back in print for the first time in decades!

For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike.

Paperback: 430 pages
Publisher: Rebellion
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches
List Price: $11.99

A killer blend of James Bond, Indiana Jones, and Sherlock Holmes (then wrapped inside a riddle, wrapped in an enigma), Blake — with his awesome bullet-proof Rolls-Royce and Moth monoplane — is known for his epic adventures and daring exploits. Assisted in all of this daring-do, of course, by his trusted side-kicks Tinker and his remarkable hound Pedro, the detective has been adored by readers of all ages.

After being largely forgotten for decades, this major new collection heralds a triumphant return that not only celebrates Blake, but also serves as the perfect introduction to the charismatic detective for a whole new generation of readers. Featuring tales of derring-do, espionage and exploration, the stories track Blake’s perilous adventures across Europe as he attempts to solve a host of classic crimes; from an encounter with a duplicitous German Kaiser to escaping a firing squad!

April 16th 2020 with Sexton Blake and the Great War: volume one (curated by author Mark Holder)  features three stories from World War 1 and the lead up to it: The Case Of The Naval Manoeuvres by Norman Goddard (1908), On War Service by Cecil Hayter (1916) and Private Tinker by William Murray Graydon (1915).

Rebellion will also be publishing five further landmark volumes in 2020, each with a fantastic art deco style cover, including:
Sexton Blake Versus The Master Crooks (June 2020)
Sexton Blake’s Allies (August 2020)
Sexton Blake on the Home Front (October 2020)
Sexton Blake’s New Order (December 2020)




The Shadowcast #1 - THE LIVING SHADOW - Now online!

The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 4 - 'THE SHADOW STRIKES' and 'DEATH HOUSE RESCUE'  
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW'
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow
In this first episode, we explore the origins of the Dark Avenger with the very first pulp story: THE LIVING SHADOW, and review The Knight of Darkness's first film appearance in the rare 1931





Sons of Ringo: The Great Spaghetti Western Heroes - Now available!
By Fred Blosser

An informal Readers Guide to the pistoleros, bounty hunters, mercenaries, and desperadoes of the Italian Western

Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Black Stone Press
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List price: $7.99
Kindle: $2.99




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

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



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

The Mysterious Dolgov-Part Three - New!
The Mysterious Dolgov-Part Two  
The Mysterious Dolgov-Part One
Cabal in New York, 1939  
Wells and Cabal Again  
A Flying Saucer Lineage
A Century of Forteana
Gahan Wilson (1930-2019)


 

The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom: Volume One - The 1930s
by David Ritter & Daniel Ritter
Now available on Kindle only!
The print version is presently sold out. A reprint is planned.


How did organized science fiction fandom begin?  Who were the pioneering fans that created the foundation of today’s massive science fiction and fantasy industry?
What would it have been like to be a fan of this transformative genre in the 1930s?

The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom recounts the stories of the first active science fiction fans — pioneers who went on to lead the growth of speculative literature for the next several decades.
Over 500 lavishly illustrated pages, this engaging and authoritative volume documents organized fandom’s origin in the 1930s. The book features:

Hundreds of examples of fan-created art, fanzines and correspondence, many never before published
•  Detailed commentary with fresh insight and perspective on the story
•  Original narrative comics that bring to life key events

A stunning 9×12 hardcover edition.
Special introductory price: $150, a savings of $50.
$20 added for Priority Mail shipping and handling within the United States.
Please contact us for shipping to other countries.

$170.00

Print Length: 516 pages
Publisher: First Fandom Experience, LLC
Kindle - $39.00





WEIRDBOOK #42
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

This special John Shirley issue of WEIRDBOOK presents a complete, original novel plus a selection of poems, short stories, and more by one of the most acclaimed figures in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction fields.

Novel
Swords of Atlantis, by John Shirley

Short Stories
Anvil Rock, by John Shirley
Broken on the Wheel of Time, by John Shirley
Nodding Angel, by John Shirley
Calaphais and the Demon Malchance, by John Shirley
That Ambulance Again, by John Shirley

Poetry
Secret Tree, by John Shirley
A Tourist in Hell, by John Shirley
The Egregious Error of Werner Witherbye, by John Shirley
You See Me as You See Me, by John Shirley
And I’ll Burn Like a Vampire in the Sun, by John Shirley

Paperback: 157 pages
Publisher: Wildside Press
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$12.00

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







20 March 2020  


Many events are being cancelled due to the COVID-19 threat,
so please verify your event is still happening before traveling.



2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of ASTOUNDING
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK
 Rescheduled due to COVID-19 threat!
  September 11-13, 2020

 



2020 Howard Days
Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

The wheels have already been turning in getting Howard Days 2020 underway. Hope you can join us on Friday and Saturday, June 12th and 13th in Cross Plains, Texas at the Robert E. Howard Museum for The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

The theme of this year's event is "Celebrating REH in the Comics" and we're pulling out all the stops as we honor the 50th Anniversary of Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian comic book. To further along our extravaganza, we have Roy Thomas as our Guest of Honor!

Yes, the man who started the Conan comic in 1970 will be at Howard Days! Roy has 50 years of stories about how he was the ground-breaker in getting the feisty Cimmerian into the comics and how he has continued to support our favorite barbarian.

And, that's not all. Since Marvel Comics re-acquired the Conan comic book rights earlier this year, they've been going great guns: not only are they currently producing three Conan titles, other Howard characters are making their way into comic book form. And we're going to have some of the Marvel creators in attendance at Howard Days 2020. You won't want to miss this one!

Details are still being hammered out, as you would expect, but we've got all kinds of surprises and special events that will happen in Cross Plains next June.

We'll get back to a more regular schedule of blogging now and keep you updated as the HD 2020 news comes down the pike. But it would probably be a good idea to think about coming down to Cross Plains next June and it's never too early to start planning for that.

All the basic Howard Days information & logistics is available here on this blog, so click some tabs if you have any questions. And make your plans to come join us in June!


2020 Pulp Fiction Convention
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake

Westlake, Ohio
June 14, 2020

 
Date: 
June 14, 2020
Location:
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake   
Hours: 
10 am to 4 PM
Admission:   
$5.00
Table Information:   
6 foot Tables @$50 each
Number of Dealer Tables: 
40 Tables
Average Attendance:
Unknown, 1st show
Guests:
TBA

Jeff Harper Productions


2020 Dum-Dum
“The Terrible Tenderfoot”
San Antonio, Texas

June 24-28, 2020

Place: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio NW I-10, 7750 Briaridge Dr, San Antonio, TX 78230.
You can also call the hotel for reservations at (210) 340-5421.

Rate: $129 plus taxes per night. Free breakfast buffet. Complimentary airport shuttle; shuttle is also available to locations within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Lunch can also be purchased at the hotel.

Registration cost: $140.
This includes a first edition of “The Terrible Tenderfoot” with illustrations by Doug Klauba, Saturday banquet on the River Walk, group River Barge cruise, and other goodies.

Events: Thursday afternoon tour of The Alamo and the Buckhorn Hall of Horns. Saturday evening banquet on the San Antonio Riverwalk including a River Barge tour.
Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby, with a hotel shuttle running to nearby malls. Guest of Honor is artist Doug Klauba.


Schedule (tentative)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Arrive; meet and greet; complimentary snacks and cocktails

Thursday, June 25, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
1 PM: Huckster room closes; Leave for The Alamo–Hall of Horns tours (pay entrance fee of $15.00 on your own), Alamo admission free Dinner: On your own. However, you are welcome to join Dum-Dum hosts Roger and Sheila Herzog at their favorite restaurant, Sea Island. They will have the party room reserved for private dining for those who care to join them. The restaurant also serves reasonable priced steaks and burgers. It is within three miles of the hotel, so the shuttle should provide transportation for those who need it.

Friday, June 26, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
2 PM: Speaker or Panel
5 PM: Huckster room closes
Dinner: On your own. There are many restaurants to choose from within shuttle range where we can also go as a group.
Evening: The Burroughs Bibliophiles Board of Directors meeting

Saturday, June 27, 2020
9 AM: Huckster room opens
11 AM: Speaker or Panel
Noon: Lunch on your own
1 PM: Huckster room shuts down
1 PM: Auction starts
4 PM: Auction ends
After 4 PM: Shuttle leaves for the banquet and the River Walk

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Breakfast and say good-byes


Registration form is available at the link below.


Ablaze Publishing
THE CIMMERIAN: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST #2
Arriving in comic shops March 25!



THE CIMMERIAN: QUEEN OF BLACK COAST #2
(Writer) Jean-David Morvan (Art) Pierre Alary (Covers)
Sunghan Yune, Criss Cross, Ed Benes, and In-Hyuk Lee.

Robert E. Howard's famous Cimmerian continues his uncensored adventure! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual…read the story as he intended!

Conan joins up with Belit to brutally pillage and sail the poisonous river Zarkheba, encountering ancient ruins, lost treasure, and winged, vicious monstrosities. 

Bonus Material: The Original Robert E. Howard short story is included!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

The Ablaze comics are an English language repackaging of graphic albums from the French publisher Glénat.





Ablaze Publishing    ICv2 - Preview




 
   

Adventure House

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

March 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 04/35 - Now available!
Strange Tales – 01/32 - Now available!

February 2020
Golden Fleece – 12/38 - Now available!
Spicy Mystery Stories – 09/35 - Now available!

January 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 03/35  - Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 07/34  - Now available!

December 2019
Spicy Western Stories - 12/36 - Now available!
Saucy Movie Tales - 03/3 - Now available!

November 2019
DOCTOR DEATH – 04/35  - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 08/35  - Now available!

September 2019
GOLDEN FLEECE – 11/38 - Now available!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES – 01/36 - Now available!

August 2019
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 07/35  - Now available!
SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES – 01/35  - Now available!

July 2019
Oriental Stories – 12/30-01/31  - Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories –06/34 - Now available!

June 2019
Strange Tales – 09/31 - Now available!
Magic Carpet Magazine – 04/33 - Now available!


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #170

Best Stories from the pulp: SCIENCE FICTION

The Man Who Was Millions by Willard E. Hawkins
Millions of men, women and children sharing a single soul—that was Yogarth, the human spirit coma down through the ages to possess the race of man in his very being! Shim and Tawanda,
Yogarth’s companions of the dim past, dare to oppose the Great One, only to find the entire world thrown into an urge of madness!

Venus Station by Arthur Leo Zagat
Strange was the web Fate wove, when Gort Higgin came back from the damned, seeking vengeance on the son of the man who had framed him.
For the person in Arnim Penger’s space-yacht was the last one in the universe Higgin wanted to harm!



Cover Artist: Unknown
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95







Age of Aces
Now available!

Through the dark night sky, streaking swiftly with their Hisso engines thundering, is the greatest trio of aces on the Western Front—the famous and inseparable “Three Mosquitoes,” the mightiest flying combination that had ever blazed its way through overwhelming odds and laughed to tell of it! At point was Captain Kirby, impetuous young leader of the great trio; on his right was little Lieutenant “Shorty” Carn, the mild-eyed, corpulent little Mosquito and lanky Lieutenant Travis, eldest and wisest ofthe Mosquitoes on his left! Flying in a V formation through four exciting hell-bent tales from the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Aces.

Stories Include: The X-Gun Flight (Jan 32), The Iron Ace (Feb 32), The Flying Dreadnought (Jun 32), The 20-Ace Patrol (Jul 32). All illustrated by John Fleming Gould





Captain Philip Strange is back in eight more weird WWI stories spanning the run of theseries in the penultimate volume of this series. 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 and the verdamntBrain-Devil by the Boche. Just when you thought there were no more ways to die in war, the Germans come up with some even more gruesome ways! if you’re not just being incinerated by the sun’s ray focused through enormous lenses, you’re being gassed with a horribly disfiguring plague; drowned in a sea of blood or injected with a serum that turns you into a hyped up fighting hellion until you keel over dead; maybe you’ll be lucky and just have your own munitions blow up your entire outfit, or simply have your head chopped off and mounted on some psychotic ace’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour side to stop them in eight of his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

Stories Include: The Code of K-14 (Feb 32), The Masked Marauders (Mar 33), The Sky Torch (Apr 33), Marauders Without Mercy (Oct 33), Legion of the Lost (Aug 34), Valley of Vengeance (Jun 35), Fokkers of the Red Fog (Aug 37), Headsman Strafe (Feb 38).


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
JEZEBEL JOHONSTON Volume 6
SISTERS OF VENGEANCE

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is excited to announce the release the sixth chapter in writer Nancy Hansen’s Pirate Queen sage of Jezebel Johnston, “Sisters of Vengeance.”

This new entry picks up where book five ended. Abandoned and sold into slavery along the Barbary Coast, Jezebel Johnston’s fate becomes intertwined with two other women; Zuri the slave dancer and Amaka, a fearless African warrior whose heart if filled with hate. Together the three must work together while captives of their greedy Arab master Zahir. Then fate takes a hand the three desperate women find themselves rescued by Shivaji Raj, a notorious desert warrior king.

But at what price will their freedom be bought? The charismatic leader wants to recruit the trio in helping him defeat his own Muslim enemies. The mission is dangerous but the promise of freedom too tempting to ignore.

“For loyal fans of this series, expect the unexpected,” warns Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Thus far Jezebel’s exploits have been aboard sailing ships on the high seas whereas in this story she finds herself in a desert wasteland unlike anything else she has ever experienced.”  Art Director Rob Davis provides both the cover and interior illustrations.

Once again, writer Nancy Hansen delivers a fast moving, action packed adventure starring her cunning soon-to-be Queen of the Pirates, Jezebel Johnston.


  Available from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
PULP FACTORY AWARDS 2020

In lieu of the Windy City Pulp & Paper postponement until Sept., this year’s Pulp Factory Awards Winner will be announced via a special video and Press Release. Once the actual awards have been made and addresses for the winners obtained, regular hosts Ron Fortier and Rob Davis will do a short video announcing the winners of each of the five categories. At that same time, the actual awards will then be mailed out to each recipient. Again our thanks to Van Plexico and Gordon Dymowski for a great job handling the voting.  As soon as the video is up at You Tube, we will circulate the link and Press Release everywhere on line.




Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #61 of the Airship27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Topic:  Lulama & Damballa








Altus Press / Steeger Books: Pulp Blog - Now online!

The Black Mask Library Headlines the New Book Releases at the Windy City Pulp Convention

Save 30% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount
More Pulp Releases: The Spider #3 and Operator 5 #2



Altus Press / Steeger Books
Coming soon!

Steeger Books will be premiering ten new titles at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention in April. Headlining these are the first six books in the Black Mask Library, with each featuring a novel or series character which is rare or never-before reprinted. The releases also featuring Volume 4 of the Super Detective Jim Anthony series, as well as three more installments in the H. Bedford-Jones Library, including the long-awaited novel, The Seal of John Solomon.

If you are attending the convention, these releases (and more) can be purchased as the Mike Chomko, Books booth.

Here are the details on all of these releases:


Dead and Done For: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Cellini Smith
By Robert Reeves, introduction by Kenneth S. White, cover by Rafael DeSoto


Long considered one of the best of the Black Mask authors, author Robert Reeves’s longest-running detective character actually first appeared in the 1939 novel, Dead and Done For. Cellini Smith, accountant for a New York City pinball gangster, must clear his boss’s name after being accused of murder. Featuring an introduction by Black Mask editor Kenneth S. White, and a cover illustration by the great Rafael de Soto.

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Murder Costs Money: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Rex Sackler
By D.L. Champion, introduction by Ed Hulse, illustrated by Peter Kuhlhoff, cover by Rafael DeSoto


Author D.L. Champion’s knack for penning quirky series characters reached a new height with his stories of skinflint shamus Rex Sackler, one of Black Mask’s longest-running and most beloved series. Already a reader favorite for his Inspector Allhoff stories in Black Mask’s companion title, Dime Detective, Champion chronicled the offbeat cases of Rex Sackler, the greedy gumshoe who “could squeeze a nickel till the buffalo cried uncle.”

The Rex Sackler series allowed Champion to display his talent for sardonic wit and humor in more than two dozen frequently hilarious novelettes published in Black Mask during the 1940s. This volume collects the first eight stories. With an all-new introduction by Ed Hulse.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


Let the Dead Alone: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock
By Merle Constiner, introduction by Evan Lewis, illustrated by Peter Kuhlhoff, cover by Rafael DeSoto


The Luther McGavock stories are not your garden variety hardboiled detective yarns. These Black Mask stories are so rich in place and detail that they almost seem a travelogue of small-town life in the Deep South.

Having bounced around to just about every major agency in the country, Luther McGavock finally settled in the Atherton Browne Agency in Memphis, and his cases take him to small towns in the Tennessee hill-country. As an outsider, McGavock is our tour guide to this odd world of the Deep South.

Written by one of the most polished writers to see print in Black Mask, author Merle Constiner’s writing is vivid, his characters complex, and his mysteries deep. This edition collects the first four stories in the series. Includes an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


Dead Evidence: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Harrigan
By Ed Lybeck, introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker, cover by Jes Schlaikjer


Quite likely one of the most hyped—and most mysterious—Black Mask authors to ever appear in its pages, Ed Lybeck made his debut as one of editor Joesph Shaw’s new faces in the wake of Dashiell Hammett’s departure. For Black Mask, Lybeck penned the hard-boiled stories of Francis St. Xavier Harrigan, a former gunman-turned-reporter for the New York Leader.

Though his duration as a Black Mask author was brief, his status as one of its greatest alums was certified by his inclusion in the historic retrospective of Black Mask, The Hard-boiled Omnibus. This edition collects—for the first time—the entirety of Lybeck’s Black Mask output. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Boomerang Dice: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Johnny Hi Gear
By Stewart Sterling, introduction by Will Murray, illustrated by Arthur Rodman Bowker, cover by Jes Schlaikjer


One of the most talented authors to be recruited to write for Black Mask Magazine following the departure of Dashiell Hammett, Stewart Sterling made a lasting impression on readers with his initial series character, Johnny Hi Gear: undercover police agent K-Five who battled gambling rackets during the Great Depression.

Never before reprinted, this popular series jump-started Sterling’s writing career which covered spans of time in radio, TV, and hardcovers, along with writing some of pulpdom’s most popular heroes, the Black Bat and The Spider. Collecting all 8 stories, along with an all-new introduction by Will Murray.


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Blood on the Curb
By Joseph T. Shaw, cover by Stockton Mulford


Joseph T. Shaw, the editor of Black Mask Magazine, has written one of the most exciting adventure mysteries of 1936.

Blood on the Curb is the dramatic story of the New York Police Department’s bloody battle to wipe out the famous “Black Hand” gang which terrorized the Lower East Side.

Newly-recruited Paul Cardine is placed in charge of a special squad of officers—all of Italian decent—to find the man at the top of what appears to be a consolidated conglomerate of crime families.

Never before reprinted, Blood on the Curb is one of Shaw’s rarest hardcovers, and it contains all the hallmarks of his hard-boiled novels that saw publication in Black Mask Magazine.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Super-Detective Jim Anthony: The Complete Series, Volume 4
By Victor Rousseau and Edwin Truett Long, illustrated by Joseph Szokoli, cover by H.J. Ward


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues! Volume Four contains the next five adventures of Jim Anthony: “Spies of Destiny,” “I.O.U. Murder,” “Cold Turkey,” “Mrs. Big,” and “Needle’s Eye.”

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


The Seal of John Solomon: The Adventures of John Solomon, Volume 4 (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, cover by Modest Stein


John Solomon returns! In this classic thriller from the pages of Argosy Magazine, the mysterious ship’s chandler encounters a lost race of Crusaders deep in the Sahara. Continue the story of John Solomon, author H. Bedford-Jones’ longest-running series character, with this next book in the series.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Pirates Ain’t All Dead Yet: The Complete Adventures of Captain Struthers (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Roger B. Morrison, cover by Modest Stein


A story of modern-day seafaring by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—the whimsical Captain Struthers series is reminiscent of his popular Pinky Jenkins adventures. Never before reprinted, this edition also includes another of Bedford-Jones’ sea stories as a bonus.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Jewels of Ling Ti (The H. Bedford-Jones Library)
By H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Charles L. Wrenn


Captain Jim Hanecy, agent and dealer in antiques, was no stranger to intrigue, but he and his partner, Toptit, soon found more than they bargained for in the ancient city of Cheng-tu. Never before reprinted in its entirely, The Jewels of Ling Ti is a classic adventure of the Orient by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones— written at the height of his popularity.

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Steeger Books












Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Spider #27: Emperor of the Yellow Death
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Pitiless, astute, ambitious, yellow-skinned Wang-ba emerged from the mystic Orient to proclaim himself Emperor of America! Sight of his green face caused blood-curdling terror; his anger could be appeased only by soul-twisting agony and writhing, long-lasting death… Such was the criminal genius whom Richard Wentworth had to kill. Never before has the Spider been squeezed so tightly between the vise-jaws of the Law and the Lawless. Nor has he ever struggled so fiercely against the pleading of his own brave heart!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Secret 6 #1: The Red Shadow
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan


It struck out of the night, a monster whose blood-red shadow brought death to everyone it touched. What was this weird Thing? Beneath its reign of terror, police were powerless. But grimly, out of the list of victims, rose six men—six men who vowed to track the scarlet killer down a suicide road to a murder showdown!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95



The Spider #26: Death Reign of the Vampire King
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Never before had greedy, criminal genius loosed so loathsome and deadly a weapon! The Bat Man—leading a band of savages, releasing clouds of bloodthirsty vampire bats—planned to make himself a greater conqueror than Napoleon or Genghis Khan! One man stood in his way—Richard Wentworth, who when the Law fails, sallies forth as the dread Spider to spread red death in the Underworld. And the Spider—his beloved Nita forfeited, his loyal servants captive, his own life ever in horrible danger—must battle both the Bat Man and a broken heart!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #14: Blood Reign of the Dictator
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

By plague and fire, bribery and chicanery, terrorism and extortion, the insane dictator Ursus Young has established himself as the supreme ruler of America. Who is left with sufficient strength to thwart him? Already he has scattered far and wide the organization of which Operator 5, America’s Secret Service Ace, forms so important a part. Against such tremendous dictatorial power Jimmy Christopher finds himself battling with a desperation such as he has never felt before…

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


The Spider #25: Overlord of the Damned
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The Spider—who was really Richard Wentworth, a true American aristocrat—had fought a hundred battles and faced a thousand foes… But never before had a more brilliant criminal genius challenged him. For the Boss, employing a horrible, new weapon, ruled the Underworld with an iron hand, slaughtering, maddening, and loosing maniacs to ravage the nation…!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #13: March of the Flame Marauders
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

Oil—black gold—the blood of Mother Earth! America had squandered its precious reserves and a syndicate of skilled saboteurs was destroying the remaining store! With all National defense rendered helpless for want of it, bitter despair gripped the hearts of the country’s millions. Pillage, slaughter, and slavery—misery and death—threatened each American! And Jimmy Christopher, Operator 5 of the United States Intelligence, was gambling his life recklessly in a valiant effort to save his native land from extinction!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95



The Spider #24: King of the Red Killers
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Looting, maiming, slaughtering, El Gaucho launched his colossal plot to unite the Underworld—to make himself King of America! No torture was too cruel for him to employ; no deed too bloody; no life too precious, except his own. Richard Wentworth—the Spider, who exacts justice when the Law fails—realized he alone could save America from wanton butchery, in spite of the grim reward posted for his head—its own weight in the purest gold!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Captain Zero #3: The Golden Murder
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts

One by one the Eight Frightened Bachelors met violent deaths, meted out by a merciless ring of midnight murderers… that could be challenged only by the fabulous Captain Zero, whose strange, eerie gift was at once a double-edged weapon of deliverance—and of destruction!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #23: Master of the Death-Madness
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The madness first struck at sea! As if at a signal, young and old initiated the wild bacchanal of self-destruction! Never before had a criminal of such horrible, death-dealing genius preyed upon the American people. Never before did Richard Wentworth, who was in secret the dread Spider, combat a foeman of more deadly power. And while the Spider lay gravely wounded, his beloved, Nita went forth alone to battle for her sweetheart as only a brave woman can do!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


Operator 5 #12: The Army of the Dead
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

The news spread like wildfire. A man had solved the problem of the ages—he was bringing the dead back to life! Operator 5, ace of the American Secret Service, recognized the grave menace. He realized the danger if the gigantic advances of modern science were employed selfishly by unscrupulous men. And that precisely was the danger facing his native land! The Master of Death, using the promise of life everlasting, was cunningly building an army of fanatic, half-mad followers, men who were burning, pillaging and slaying at the will of the man-monster they worshipped!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #22: Dragon Lord of the Underworld
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

In the heart of New York’s Chinatown, on his imperial throne, guarded by swordsmen and gunmen and a labyrinth of death traps, sat the Arch-Criminal of all time. Master of life and death, of disease, of horrible, crawling things—the Emperor of Vermin released destruction over city and nation. The Spider, Master of Men, champion of humanity, fought with every ounce of his cunning, against the monster who personified evil incarnate—while one faithful servant gave his life in this, the Spider’s most bitter, hopeless battle, and Nita herself was faced with a doom more ghastly than any criminal mind had conceived before!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Captain Zero #2: The Mark of Zero!
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts


Against a strange murder-master who held first a neighborhood, then a city, and then an entire, powerful nation in an icy paralyzing grip of fear, Captain Zero must wage a grim final battle—using only the guns of a small midnight patrol, that would turn against him at the first crimson streak of dawn!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95















 
 

American Mythology Productions 
Coming in June!

ZORRO: GALLEON OF DEAD #3
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Alex Miracolo (Covers) Roy Allen Martinez


Zorro's most nightmarish adventure continues! After boarding the haunted Galleon of the Dead and defeating a band of undead warriors, Zorro now faces the captain of the cursed ship... El Hijo del Muerte! However, in an unexpected turn of events, Muerte does not want to kill Zorro—he instead wants to tell him the secrets of the ship of the damned. But learning the truth about the haunted house of the high seas could condemn Zorro to an eternity in Hell, just like another sword-wielding adventurer who is being held prisoner in the bowels of the galleon... Lady Zorro! It's supernatural terror, lucha libre action, and sword-swinging thrills as you've never seen before!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Martinez cover), On sale June 24!
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Pulp Limited Edition), On sale June 24!

ZORRO: GALLEON OF THE DEAD #3 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR201496 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is APR201497 (Limited Edition Pulp cover).



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

 Sanctum Books has been forced to downsize their existing supply of pulp reprints.
Going on sale, exclusively from Bud's Art Books, will be Doc Savage #1-87 and The Shadow #1-115.
Plus most/all variant cover issues.

These are in the warehouse, and getting this many titles back online is quite the job, but we do have all of The Shadows listed, except issue #29 which is out of print.
Watch for new additions over the next few weeks by searching for SANSALE.
Many individual titles are priced at $5.95 each!

Meanwhile, we prioritized the multi-packs and Super-packs, so they are online now.
Several have bonus cover printsand all are enclosed in special cardboard slipcases.


Get them while they last!
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #147: “Trail of Vengeance” and “The Mother Goose Murders”
The Knight of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the bizarre killing sets a young man on a “Trail of Vengeance,” but only The Shadow can unmask the true murderer! Then, a crime code based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes produces gun play instead of child’s play. Can The Shadow unravel a web of crime to bring a halt to terror? BONUS: “The Mother Goose Bandit,” a classic Shadow radio mystery by Alfred Bester! This instant collectors item showcases the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-265-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #148: “The Isle of Doubt," "Murder Town" and "Fountain of Death”
EXTRA-LENGTH TRIPLE-NOVEL SPECIAL!
The Master Avenger crushes crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, A Mississippi River “Isle of Doubt” conceals crooks and their ill-gotten wealth, until The Shadow’s justice proves to be as inevitable as the flow of the mighty river itself! Then, the specter of death rises over a thriving community, transforming it into a “Murder Town.” Finally, the restorative springs of Sapphire Springs are claimed to have fabulous curative properties, but could conceal an evil “Fountain of Death." This collectors special features the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with new commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-266-7 Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W,$19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THESHADOW #149: "The Freak Show Murders,” "Murder by Magic," "Crime Out of Mind”  & “Svengali Kill”
FOUR-NOVEL MAGIC SPECTACULAR!
The Knight of Darkness investigates magic-based crimes in FOUR thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a traveling carnival’s trail of death to uncover the bizarre secret behind “The Freak Show Murders.” Then The Shadow infiltrates the world of illusion and legerdemain when professional magician’s props are utilized to commit “Murder by Magic.” And a nightclub mind reader sees and tells all, but Kent Allard suspects the mentalist’svisions are being used to commit “Crime Out of Mind”? Finally, is a stagehypnotist responsible when a subject commits suicide before a theater fullof witnesses? Only The Shadow knows! BONUS: Walter Gibson and Edd Cartiertell the real life magical tale of Herrmann the Great! This instant collectorsitem leads off with a striking cover painting by illustrator Charles Colland also showcases the original digest covers by Modest Stein and interiorillustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray andAnthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 176pages, B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #150: “Mansion of Crime,” “Gems of Jeopardy,” "Twins of Crime” and “The Devil’sFeud”
EXTRA-LENGTH FOUR-NOVEL “WOMEN OF THE SHADOW” SPECIAL!
“The Women of The Shadow” are showcased in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, the pall of death falls over a "Mansion of Crime." Can the Master of Darkness penetrate the cloak of evil to save innocent lives? Next, a ten-million-dollar crime is brewing along the Atlantic Coast, and only TheShadow can prevent the theft of priceless “Gems of Jeopardy.” Then, The Shadowseeks to unravel the sinister secret of "Twins of Crime.” Finally, LamontCranston and Margo Lane’s investigation of a five-year-old murder placesthem in the middle of “The Devil’s Feud.” This extra-length collectors specialfeatures the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney andclassic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historianWill Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages,B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 151: “Alibi Trail," "The Golden Doom," "The Television Murders" & "The Whispering Eyes”
FOUR-NOVEL FINAL ISSUE SPECTACULAR! 

The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, murder suspects all have iron-clad defenses, leading The Shadow to investigate an “Alibi Trail.” Then "The Golden Doom” menaces a great hospital and threatens the life of The Shadow himself! Next, a victim is killed during a live video drama, and only Lamont Cranston can unmask the perpetrator of “The Television Murders." Finally, “The Whispering Eyes” are all victims recall of a sinister master of hypnotism in Walter Gibson’s final Shadow pulp novel! This instant collectors item showcases the original cover art by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-270-4 Softcover, 7x10, 208 pages, B&W, $19.95


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 Classpostpaid
Six issues for $84 (firstclass) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
"Duck, Duck, Goose" by Jeff Deischer
Tarzan: Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray
Portrait of a Snow Queen by Micah Harris : EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST!
"My Life in Comics" by Ron Fortier
Fred Adams Jr.: Pulp Writer.
"Tag, You Are It" - Jeff Deischer's new Heritage Universe adventure
Death In the Dune by John Molino
"Gabriel's Trumpet"by Jon Black

Asgard Press
VINTAGE SCI FI 2021 WALL CALENDAR


Golden Age of Science Fiction wall calendar.
Wall Calendar, 11x15 inches, 28 pages, Full Color, $16.95

Vintage Sci Fi 2021 Calendar is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 25).
The Diamond Item Code is APR202498.



Beb Books
Now available!

Beb Books has long been interested in early science fiction and the many writers unjustly (and some times justly) forgotten.
This week we have posted to our shared mediafire folder an original collection of the first eleven stories written by Miles J. Breuer, MD. 
Look for under the name Breuer-Breuer’s Book of Worlds.epub

Breuer was prolific during the late 1920 through the mid 1930s, and less so through to 1942.
He wrote many imaginative stories, many of which were reprinted in “Hall of Fame” features in the 40s.
This first collection contains:
The Man With the Strange Head

The Stone Cat
The Riot at Sanderac
The Puzzle Duel
The Appendix and the Spectacles
The Captured Cross-Section
Buried Treasure
The Book of Worlds
Rays and Men
A Baby on Neptune
The Hungry Guinea-Pig

Also released this week are five volumes of SF stories previously published by Beb Books
Book 01
Beyond Gravity
The Annihilator Comes
Flight of Eastern Star

Book 02
The Invisible Raider
Beyond Aurora
Storm Buster
The Sky Ruler

Book 03
The Stellar Missile
The Second Missile
The Synthetic Men

Book 04
The Radium Pool
Beasts Ban-du-lu
The Red Dimension
The Body Pirate

Book 05
Gulf Stream Gold
Deep Sea Justice
The Metal World
From Out of Earth

All these stories are free for you to read at:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Print versions of these books are available on request. contact me at beb01@sprynet.com for pricing.


   


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2
Now available!

The second issue of the revived Blood 'n' Thunder opens with a special section devoted to Jimmie Dale, alias the Gray Seal, Frank L. Packard's World War I-vintage protagonist whose adventures in Street & Smith's People's Magazine presaged the Depression-era hero-pulp phenomenon. Award-winning writer, ed