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22 February 2019  

 



40th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 24, 2019!

There will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale.
You can find every vintage paperback you want or need - from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby.
There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.
Click HERE for more information.

The show has another excellent lineup of authors and artists scheduled to be present at various times throughout the day.
Come meet the authors and artists. Bring your books and have them sign their works for FREE!
Check the Guest Schedule to plan your day.

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



Adventure House
Now available!

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.

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #164

Adventure Fiction of F. Van Wyck Mason

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

The Fetish of Sergeant M’Gourra
Croix De Guerre
The Trap-Door of Hell
Blockade
A Sneeze in the Dark by Joseph Knox Stone

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

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

The Flames of Hell by Robert J. Hogan

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

Code of the Air by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   
Adventure House
Coming this month!

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

Patrol of the Iron Hand by Robert J. Hogan

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

Suicide On Wheels by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming soon!

Planet Stories – Fall 1954

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

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

Cover Artist: Kelly Freas


7x10, 96 pages, $12.95




Airship 27 Productions
MARTY QUADE PRIVATE DETECTIVE Volume 1
Now available!

During the days of the classic pulps, one of the finest mystery magazines on the stands was 10 DETECTIVE ACES.  Among the revolving series that appeared in that monthly were the cases of tough guy private eye Marty Quade as written by Emile C. Tepperman whose career went from 1933 to 1942.  His most remembered work has been the Purple Invasion Series for Operator 5. Little is known about Mr. Tepperman. He was credited for writing radio broadcasts for programs such as Suspense and Gang Busters. Other than that, his life remains a mystery.

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring back this classic pulp character in four brand new adventures written by Gordon Dymowski, Chris Bell, Gene Moyers and Michael Black. From a missing pulp writer to spies on a military base, gumshoe Quade finds himself knee deep in hot dames, flying fists, and lethal lead. But Quade is no ordinary shamus, with both a quick wit and street-smart survival skills; he almost always solves the case.

Brian Loner provides 12 black and white interior illustrations while Airship 27 Productions’ own award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis, the cover, which is our homage to that old classic pulp mag. 

Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Podcast #48
Marty Quade, Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes!
Now online!


We talk Marty Quade, Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes.


Airship 27 Podcast


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount

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

Altus Press
Now available!


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

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



The Spider #5: Empire of Doom
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

America faces certain doom as its citizens fall in screaming thousands before the noxious death vapors loosed upon them by the Green Hand. How can the Spider, harried and threatened by a hundred new and deadly perils, check the rising power of the next Dictator—and lay bare the scheming, criminal mind which seeks to enslave the nation?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for one week only: $12.95


Operator 5 #3: The Yellow Scourge
By Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele

One moment good-will bound the United States and the great Power across the sea… the next, shells screamed their death wails into Coast homes and factories. No citizen was safe from the bloody holocaust when the Yellow Empire struck without warning from the Pacific. With fiendish artifice the world was turned against us. And somewhere in this country, covertly completing the terrifying work of wholesale destruction, lurked the ruthless agent of the invading hordes. Operator 5 alone guessed the dread secret and matched his individual might against a million war-drunk terrorists—while the nation trembled on the brink of red wreckage!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for one week only: $12.95


Altus Press




American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops February 27!

ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES BOOK 1 #3
(Writer) Jean-Marie Nadaud (Art) Robert Rigot (Cover) Francisco Cueto


American Mythology is proud to deliver classic stories that have never been seen in English and share the legendary exploits of the original masked hero with his fans worldwide.

Zorro Legendary Adventures #3 comes with two covers - Main and Limited-Edition Blazing Blades of Zorro by Francisco Cueto.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 28.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale November 28 (Limited edition).

American Mythology Productions
 
American Mythology Productions
Coming in May!

CARSON OF VENUS WARLORD OF MARS #1
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia (Cover) Michael William Kaluta

Join us for an epic crossover as two of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi properties collide in this once-in-a-lifetime event! Carson Napier and John Carter find themselves embroiled in an alien scheme that pits them against a veritable army of deadly warriors, killer robots, and vile villains. With only their wits and skills to guide them, the unlikely partners face death on an unknown world far from their adapted home worlds. Fantasy and science fiction combine with incredible action and adventure to deliver the ERB event of the year!

Carson of Venus / John CarterWarlord of Mars: The Princess in the Tower #1 is available with three covers -
Main Cover by legendary comic artist, Michael Kaluta
Warriors Cvr by interior artist Cyrus Mesarcia
Limited Edition 1/350 Character Design cover also by Mercia!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 29.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale May 29 (Limited edition).

CARSON OF VENUS WARLORD OF MARS #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191397 (Kaluta cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191398 (Mesarcia cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191399 (Limited Edition cover).



American Mythology Productions
Coming in May!

ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES BOOK 2 #4
(Writer) Jean-Marie Nadaud (Art) Robert Rigot

Join Zorro's 100th anniversary celebration with another exciting chapter of classic swashbuckling adventure translated into English! These are classic adventures of the original masked man all beautifully illustrated by Europe's most talented artists. Zorro Legendary Adventures #4 Book II comes with two covers - Main and Limited-Edition "Blazing Blades of Zorro".


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 29.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale May 29 (Limited edition).

ZORRO LEGENDARY ADVENTURES BOOK 2 #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191407.
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191408 (Limited Edition cover).




American Mythology Productions
Coming in May!


ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL TP
(Writer) David Avallone (Art/Cover) Roy Allen Martinez

Zorro is back in a new horror-based series and celebrating 100 years of heroic swashbuckling action! Los Angeles is invaded by an army of demonic horsemen and Zorro is the only man who can save his home from becoming Hell on Earth. David Avallone (Bettie Page, Twilight Zone: The Shadow) and Roy Allen Martinez (House of M, Immortal Iron Fist) are proud to present the return of Zorro, as he faces down the Swords of Hell in an action-packed supernatural thrill ride.

This volume collects the full Zorro: Swords of Hell 4 issue series and contains a wealth of extra material celebrating the centennial of this classic hero!


Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale May 29.

ZORRO: SWORDS OF HELL TPB is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191404.




American Mythology Productions
Coming in May!


AM ARCHIVES MARK OF ZORRO 1949 1ST APPEARANCE #1
(Writer) Johnston McCulley, Mick Dubin (Art/Cover) Bill Ely

Dell's classic Four Color #228 presented the first ever Zorro comic book back in 1949! In the issue Zorro must fight the corrupt governor and military while protecting his secret identity as Don Diego. When the beautiful Lolita spurns the attentions of Don Diego she sets her sights on the incomparable Zorro, not knowing they are one and the same! Celebrate Zorro's centennial with a look at his comic book origins with this special issue.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 29.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale May 29 (Limited edition).

AM ARCHIVES MARK OF ZORRO  #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191405.
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191406 (Limited Edition).






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and arriving in comic shops early March!

THE SHADOW #139: “Kings of Crime” and “The Stars Promise Death”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in Seaview City in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, while community leaders speed the growth of a great city, “Kings of Crime” plot to fleece the resort town out of millions Then, following a cryptic clue left by a dead man, The Shadow pursues a trail of astrological slayings when “The Stars Promise Death.” BONUS: The Whisperer investigates “Invisible Evidence” in a pulp thriller by Alan Hathway writing as “Clifford Goodrich,” plus Nick Carter solves “The Case of the Mermaid’s Murder!” in a Golden Age of Comics classic by Bob Powell. This instant collector’s item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with supporting commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-257-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in May!
Coming to comic shops May 29!

THE SHADOW Volume 142: “Five Ivory Boxes,” “A Quarter of Eight” and “Ten Glass Eyes"
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in three classic pulp thrillers by Maxwell Grant. First, The Shadow investigates the mystery of “Five Ivory Boxes” as a murderer returns to exact vengeance on a man already dead! Then, four pieces of an ancient pirate coin lead to incredible riches—and deadly danger! Finally, Lamont Cranston seeks the solution to a seemingly perfect murder in “Ten Glass Eyes.” This instant collector’s item showcases the original color covers by George Rozen, Modest Stein and Walter Swenson and the interior pulp illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-260-5 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 142 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191977.

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




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Roger Alford - The Black Spectre Origins Book II

Author Roger Alford discusses the newly published paperback version of No Victory without Scars- The Black Spectre Origins, Book II.  This is part 2 of 4  describing the origin and development of The Black Spectre pulp hero from 1936 forward.  This unique pulp hero continues to grow and develop as he pursues justice for the powerless and for the villains who destroyed his family.  This is not a squeaky clean white-bread hero but a man who must overcome his own selfishness to become a true hero.  The 4 part Origin series should be completed by the end of this year.
 
A unique pulp hero series with an emphasis on action and character development.  This is a fun read!


New World Order: HERO U.N.I.O.N. by Jeff Deischer
Author Jeff Deischer starts a new series about superhuman agents from the United Nations trying to keep the peace in a world of complex threats from terrorists, rogue states, and other antagonists.  The series is set in contemporary times in which a diverse group of ethnic heroes from around the world work together for global security.  There are some echoes of themes from the silver age of comics but with a distinctly modern sensibility.

Past episodes:
Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani

The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller
"The House of Souls": The Steel Ring Vol. 3 by R. A. Jones
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

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


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





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

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

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

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

Price: $35.00


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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


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

2019 Windy City con’s Film Program: Friday schedule

2019 Windy City con’s Film Program: Saturday schedule
Coming Next Week: THE JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
2/1/19: Customer Service Update

Bold Venture Press

Bold Venture Press has a limited supply of The Buddha's Elephant #21 for sale, published by Camille Cazedessus.

Originally published in the August 1916 issue of the All Around magazine. H. Bedford-Jones wrote this tale of an ancient Greek city in the Gobi under the pseudonym Allan Hawkwood. Among the rarest HBJ tales, this reprint edition was released in July 2001 — measuring 5.5" x 8.5" and saddle-stitched with a color wrap, published by Camille Cazedessus. 72 pages (including cover) with cover illustration by Ray Capella.


Pages: 72
Format: 5.5" x 8.5" saddle-stitched
$10.00

Bold Venture Press
PULPDOM ONLINE #21
Now available!

Bold Venture Press has a limited supply of Pulpdom Online #21 for sale, published by Camille Cazedessus.

New Fiction format debuts!

"KASPA and the Lion Goddess" by Mike Taylor.
Lion Man rescues Lion Goddess! An original short story, the beginning of an adventure that will take them into lost TIRAMBITAR a land beyond Africa's Great Rift Valley, a new dimension far from Africa.

Also: A pulp fiction classic!
"The Yardarm Swing" by H. Bedford-Jones

The exciting conclusion to a June 1937 Argosy serial documenting the old days on the high seas!

Also:
Mike Taylor's review of James Cawthorne: The Man and His Art written and compiled by Maureen Cawthorne, with an accompanying letter from James Cawthorne to Pulpdom publisher Camille Cazedessus.
Stapled, color cover by Jorsak, 50 pages.


Pages: 50
Format: 8.5" x 11" saddle-stitched
$6.00


Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #9
Now available!

Awesome Tales #9 presents four stories of hair-raising suspense!

"Reign of Terror" Part 2 by R. Allen Leider
Still enjoying his amnesty from the French government, the phantom terrorist unleashes more death and destruction upon the Nazi invaders with a new weapon — Nikola Tesla’s earthquake machine!

"Scorpion" by John L. French
Simon Tombs and his demonic companion Fel investigate a cult-related murder, only to discover someone is killing saints.

"Man On the Inside" by John L. French
Officer DeWitt Jackson was dead, but he had unfinished business before he could move on.

"Damaged Goods" by Quintin Peterson
Private Eye Luther Kane planned to free his client from the clutches of Russian mob boss “Ivan the Terrible” Sizov — then he awoke to find himself at the mercy of the merciless.

Trade paperback, 7 x 10 inches, 84 pages, $6.00

Coming next issue: Domino Lady in Part 2 of "Give Them a Corpse"



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: “The Tomb Spawn” by Clark Ashton Smith - New!
Pulp Appeal: “The Master of the Crabs” by Clark Ashton Smith
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (2017)
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (1999)
Issue 8 Out Today!


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Moon Pool, Talismans, Sea Wolf, Jerry Pournelle, New Heinlein
- New!
Short Reviews – Keep it Simple, by Frances M. Deegan
Happy Birthday Robert McGinnis!
Sensor Sweep: Merritt, Howard, Merle Constiner, D&D, Warhammer
Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography



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

Now available!

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

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

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

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


Paperback: 381 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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


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



CONAN: THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 27!
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Ron Garney (Art)
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz
B&W Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz

THE DEATH CULT OF KOGA THUN STRIKES!

Back on the shores of STYGIA, a magical guide directs CONAN toward dreaded civilization...and the promise of a mysterious fortune!
It'll take all of Conan's strength -- and wits -- to make his way through the ruined city...
But to get there, he'll have to survive the death cult of sorcerer KOGA THUN!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






 

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 - Coming in May!
by Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

• CONAN signs on for soldiers’ work — gold, wine and warfare!
• But the Barbarian’s skills will draw him directly into the CRIMSON WITCH’s scheme, as she drags KING CONAN to the altar of the death god Razazel!
• Plus: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella, “Black Starlight”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 1.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR190952.
The variant covers are limited availability. Contact your local comic shop.



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #5 - Coming in May!
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Ron Garney (Art)
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant Cover by Mahmud Asrar 


• The mystery of the magical treasure finally revealed!
• It’s now or never, and CONAN must make a choice that will determine the fate of Stygia!
• Either way, KOGA THUN will not let the Barbarian go without a fight!
• Plus: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella, “The Shadow of Vengeance”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 8.

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #5 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR190948.
The variant covers are limited availability. Contact your local comic shop.




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #6 Debuts New Creative Team - Coming in June!

The creative team of Gerry Duggan and Ron Garney wrap up their run on Savage Sword of Conan in May.

Writer Meredith Finch and artist Luke Ross will take over with the series' sixth issue which will be in comic shops this June.


Cover image by David Finch from Comic Book Resources

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #6 is solicited in the April PREVIEWS (Available March 27).




AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #3 - Coming in May!
Tini Howard (Writer)
Kate Niemczyk (Art)
Cover by 
Sana Takeda
Variant Cover by Stephanie Hans

• BÊLIT has a plan to extort the rich cities along the coast…
• …but as she makes her name in the Hyborian Age, is she leading herself to a watery grave?
• And who is the mysterious observer who is tracking her?
• PLUS: Part 3 of an all-new Bêlit novella, “Bone Whispers”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 8.

AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR190950.
The variant covers are limited availability. Contact your local comic shop.



CONAN: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 - Coming in May!
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Mike Deodato (Art)
David Finch (Cover)
Variant Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi
Variant Cover by TBA
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Variant Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by Moebius
Blank Variant Cover Also Available


Conan the Barbarian will team-up with some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest characters in a new series titled Savage Avengers, by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Deodato.

This is an unsanctioned team of heroes. It has to be something that visually makes sense to you, and I think it does. [Artist] Mike Deodato Jr. is illustrating this book in both worlds. We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with the Hand in Japan. Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale May 1.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR190757.


 

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


FRANK FRAZETTA Back in the Barnyard   - New!
For Sale! Otto Penzler's RACE WILLIAMS Books   - New!
Pulp Gallery: 10 STORY WESTERN  - New!
Movie Posters of 1923 (Part 2)  - New!
Forgotten Books: CAPTAIN BLOOD Illustrated (1949)
GEORGE EVANS visits "The Lost World" (1948) 
Pulp Gallery: ASTONISHING STORIES 
Forgotten Books: CONAN OF VENARIUM by Harry Turtledove (2003)
FRANK FRAZETTA Gets Happy (1947-48)
G-MEN Gum Cards (1936)
 
The Digest Enthusiast #9
 Now available!

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

Checkout the PREVIEW at the link below!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Space Science Fiction No. 6
- New!
Occult Detective Quarterly No. 5
Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel
Space Science Fiction No. 5
Mystery Weekly Magazine January 2019


DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Quick Reviews: Swords Against the Shadowland
- New!
Mundy Monday: Author, Philosopher… Spy? - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/17/2019 - New!
"The Moon Pool" Re-Read: Part Two
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/10/2019
Painting Metal – Frank Frazetta
The Lion of Cairo Interview with Scott Oden
Mundy Monday: "The Soul of a Regiment"
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/3/2019




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


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


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

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

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

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

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

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

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

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

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

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



For a look at additional artwork
click here


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

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

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



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

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


JAMES BOND 007 #7 - Coming in May!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art:
Stephen Mooney
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Khoi Pham
Cover C: David Nakayama
Cover D: Stephen Mooney

"GOLDFINGER"
A friendship is finished. The world is in peril. And Goldfinger wants diamonds. The modern Bond epic continues by GREG PAK (Planet Hulk, Firefly) and ERIC GAPSTUR (Batman Beyond, The Flash: Season Zero).


Full Color, 36 pages, $3.99, On sale May 15.

JAMES BOND 007 #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191115 (Johnson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191116 (Pham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191117 (Nakayama cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191118 (Mooney cover).

 
 
 
   



JAMES BOND ORIGIN #9 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art)  Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover A: Dan Panosian
Cover B: Juan Gedeon
Cover C: Eric Gapstur
Cover D: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover E: Bob Q

"RUSSIAN RUSE, Part III"
Injured and alone, lieutenant James Bond has escaped his Russian captors, only to be thrust into the heart of war.
The epic World War 2 tale continues from JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Fantastic Four) and superstar artist IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA (Mother Panic, The Flash).


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 8.

JAMES BOND ORIGIN #9 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191123 (Panosian cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191124 (Gedeon cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191125 (Gapstur cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191126 (Moustafa cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191127 (Bob Q cover).


  
   
     
  



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

STARTLING STORIES, Fall 1946

Contents
THE SOLAR INVASION (Captain Future) by Manly Wade Wellman
AFTER ARMAGEDDON by Francis Flagg
AFRAID by W. E. Thiessen
ABSALOM by Henry Kuttner


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


Since Carson Napier took off from Guadalupe in his rocket ship for Mars and, through a slight miscalculation, landed on Venus, three novels have appeared recording his adventures.
This is the fourth. It is complete in itself. It is not necessary to have read the others to enjoy it.


Trade paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 374 pages
Our Price $12.95





JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE CONJURORS #1 - Coming in May!
(W) Mike Mignola, Chris Golden (A) Peter Bergting, Michelle Madsen (CA) David Palumbo

Joe Golem is dead. Or is he? Simon Church is fading fast in the city above and Molly is held captive by Dr. Cocteau's gas-men below, but something stirs in the tunnels. How much of the golem is still in the man, or the man in the golem? And can either be enough to stop Dr. Cocteau once he has the artifact he seeks?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 15.

JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE CONJURORS #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR190348.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Remembering the Friends of Old Time Radio Conventions - New!
Debunking the Sergeant Preston of the Yukon myth
The day Silver rescued The Lone Ranger
Hopalong Cassidy meets Judy Canova
The Latest Books from Bear Manor Media
Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

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

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Lost, Strayed and Stolen.”

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: FREDERICK C. DAVIS “Death to the Witness.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: RAYMOND CHANDLER “Guns at Cyrano’s.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT E. HOWARD “The Horror from the Mound.”

The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Cliff Lords

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

North-West Adventures - Now online!

Maclean's Covers - New!
Animal Covers at Adventure
Black Dog Books
Northern Comic Covers

North-West Stories-Romances
Roger Sherman Lerch (1890-1953)





Register Now for PulpFest 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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



Programming for PulpFest 2019

Thursday, August 15

Evening Programming

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

Friday, August 16

Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

11:00 – 11:55 AM — Raw Dog Screaming Press Rapid-Fire Read
12:30 – 1:05 PM — Wayne Carey, author of Quatermain: The New Adventures
1:10 – 1:45 PM — Craig McDonald, author of The Hector Lassiter Series
1:50 – 2:25 PM — Joab Stieglitz, author of The Utgarda Series
2:30 – 3:05 PM — Christopher Paul Carey, The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series and The Khokarsa Series author
3:10 – 3:50 PM — William Patrick Maynard, authorized author of Fu Manchu


Afternoon Programming

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

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


Saturday, August 17

Author Readings — The New Fictioneers

11:00 – 11:55 AM — Raw Dog Screaming Press Rapid-Fire Read
12:30 – 1:30 PM — Flinch Books Fest, featuring John Bruening & Jim Beard
1:35 – 2:10 PM — Sara Light-Waller, author of ANCHOR and LANDSCAPE OF DARKNESS
2:15 – 2:50 PM — Christopher Ryan, author of Alex Simmon’s Blackjack and The Mallory and Gunner Series
4:05 – 4:40 — Roger Alford, author of The Black Spectre Series


Afternoon Programming

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

Evening Programming
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon: A Philip José Farmer Presentation
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"On The Edge of the Barrens" by Stephen Allen Reynolds from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, September 25, 1915
Northwest Mounted Police story. Fighting to stop rum running to the Indians. A lot of action, a good story.

"Jehannum Smith" by Gordon McCreagh from ARGOSY, April 5, 1919
A shell-shocked Englishman in India is hired to steal the best dancing maid in the country. And goes about it with a blithe ignorance of the dangers he's in.

"Alone" by Gordon Young from ADVENTURE, March 1, 1919
Opens as a Gritty Western as a sheriff tries to bring a man who claims to have killed the region's bully. But he's taking the blame to protect an old man who did the killing.



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

What is Science Fiction?
 - New!
Lewis, Lundwall, and Campbell  
A Basic Science-Fiction Library  
Cirsova Magazine: Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She
Who Killed Cock Robin? by Henry Kuttner
2019 Planetary Award Nominations  
A Short Break for the Holidays



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Angkor Away
- New!
Cliff Lords  
Recruited  
Dark City
Vincent
MIAO-SHAN: The Awakening
HILI
The Legend of Black Dove



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

Northwest adventure blog - story reviews, author surveys - New!
It’s Great to Be Back - new Robert A. Heinlein book to be published this year
Index to the Weird Tales Collector fanzine
Merle Constiner - biographical article
An inside look at Ziff Davis in the pulp years
Richard Deming - Detective/Mystery author



The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Pulps And Their Time - New!
The Equalizer #1
New Pulp Author Colleen Drippe
The Lineup
The Roaring Twenties & The Heroic Thirties May Not Be What We Imagined
New Pulp Author: Jens H. Altmann
I Cover The Murder Front

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #94 Audiobook
Murder's Black Prince
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!


Out of the mystic East came Lona Deeping, shockingly beautiful, warmly gracious, to win the love of Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick. No wonder Kirk refused to credit the Spider’s veiled hints — or Richard Wentworth’s open warnings — that Lona was the tool of The Man in the Cowl. For this new-style crime king made the act of murder sacred in the minds of the thousands who worshipped Kali in the strangest temple ever built in New York City!

 
The Spider did not speak lightly of evil. He was too gentle to blot the glamorous night with useless vaporings. But through years of ceaseless struggle and hourly danger—not alone from the Underworld but also from the police who considered his brand-marked executions of criminals only murder—he had developed an uncanny feeling like the sixth sense of bats. Flying in the dark, scarcely seeing, receiving an impact of air waves forewarning the animal of obstacles in its path. So something—thought waves?—warned the Spider of danger.
 
Once, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick ticked off a long list of suspects. Wentworth blurted out this self-revealing truth. “I’m suspicious of everyone,” he admitted, “even of myself sometimes.” And well he should be. For Richard Wentworth was an undiagnosed manic-depressive—if not paranoid schizophrenic—subject to violent mood swings, climbing to unutterable heights of exultation in one scene, then crashing into the blackest depths of despair the next.
 
This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made the Spider his own! Murder's Black Prince originally published in The Spider magazine, July, 1941.


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

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
The Golden West Magazine Audiobook
January 1929

Read by Milton Bagby and Paul Curtis

Now available!

New Stories of Frontier Adventure!
 
The Golden West Magazine was published by The Golden West Publishing Company and Magazine Publishers, Inc. beginning in January 1927 and lasted for 46 issues until May 1931.
 
Tom Chadburn was the original editor and in December 1928, Harold Hersey took over the reins. The January 1929 issue features a beautiful cover painted by Doc Savage artist, Walter M. Baumhofer.
 
These seven stories are torn from the pages of the January, 1929 issue of The Golden West magazine and is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby and Paul Curtis.
 
Thundering Hoofs by Glenn a Connor
When Franey shot a pipe out of Dixon’s mouth, Dixon knew he could handle a six-gun. An’ Franey would handle a lot o’ other things! He was a handlin’ fool from way back!



Vultures of the Desert by Fred Harold Talavin
Vultures of the desert, waiting to prey on lone prospectors - poisond waters - gun-slinging, fast moving action - read it and you’ll want more!
 
Film Waddies - Short Story by Frederick Ryter
When a cow waddy goes into the movies, strange things happen. The rip-roarinest yarn that ever left a pen. Buck Rider - cowboy and actor by proxy - will stick in your mind as a never-to-be-forgotten character.
 
The Angel-Faced Kid - Short Story by S. A. Dean
A story of six-gun justice. The Sheriff said ‘no gun-play’, but The Angel-Faced Kid, a whiz at the draw, decided that jail was O.K. as long as he got his man.
 
The Last Roundup - Short Story by William F. Bragg
A up-roarin’ two-gun action story of a lead-slingin’ war between nesters and cowmen. The thrilling yarn of Black Powder Bill and his rapid fannin’ of a six-shooter.
 
The Winning Hand - Short Story by Dan T. Kelliher
Poker is a man’s game. When a high falutin’ tenderfoot who is deef an’ dumb besides, plays it he’s got to watch his P’s an’ Q’s or his Aces an’ Queens. Well, Ferdinand De Lacey did just that!
 
Shorty’s Gilded Goads - Short Story by Herndon Cochran
There’s some waddies who love their cayuses, some who love their saddles or chaps but Shorty loved his spurs. And when Rodigrez, the bandit, came to town Shorty won his spurs too.
 
7 hours - $13.99 Download / $27.98 Audio CDs

  
Discounted 50% the first week.
MP3 digital download - $6.99
Audio CDs - $13.99

Regular price:
7 hours - $13.99 Download / $27.98 Audio CDs




Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Green Ghost Detective eBook #5
Winter 1941

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
The Ghost! To men of crime, the name sends stabs of terror along their spines. Only five people know that George Chance, professonal stage magician, is in reality the crime fighter, the terror of the underworld, The Ghost! His three assistants are Glen Saunders, his near-twin, Tiny Tim Terry, a midget, and Merry White, his on-stage assistant and off-stage sweetheart. They know the secret of The Ghost. Ned Standish, Commissioner of Police and Robert Demarest, keen-eyed Medical Examiner are also "in the know." The following year, George Chance added a ghastly green glow to his death's-head features, and became widely known as The Green Ghost.
 
The Ghost first appeared in the January 1940 issue of The Ghost, Super-Detetive published by Thrilling Publications, responsible for such other fare as The Black Bat, Captain Danger and The Phantom Detective. He had a total of fourteen adventures published over the next four years. Mystery and magic — thrills and excitement — legerdemain and suspense — you’ll find them all in the Ghost’s repertoire. Now, The Ghost, sometimes called The Green Ghost, returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
Featuring The Magician-Detective In
A Complete Book-Length Novel
The Case Of The Flaming Fist
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
George Chance, master of magic and crusher of crime, pits courage and craft against merciless greed when he answers the grim challenge of a baffling murder riddle!
 
Murder Signal — Gripping Story
by John L. Benton
Arch Tarrant was guilty — but not as charged!
 
Killer In Red — Gripping Story
by Milton Lowe
A murderer dabbles in art and brushes with law.
 
Calling The Green Ghost — Feature
A Department For Readers

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

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


RED SONJA #4  - Coming in May!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Mirko Colak
Cover A: Amanda Conner
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Christian Ward
Cover D: Kenneth Rocafort
Cover E: Cosplay

"The Brothers Of Misfortune": The Zamoran Empire musters a fleet of war chariots to rush arms and provisions to the front line. Hyrkania would be lost, were they not led by Sonja The Red, who knows it is not enough to know one's own strength, but to understand the strengths, and weaknesses, of one's opponents. By award-winning writer MARK RUSSELL (Exit Stage Left, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 1.

RED SONJA #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191145 (Conner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191146 (Linsner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191147 (Ward cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191148 (Rocafort cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191149 (Cosplay cover).

       
    
   
  




The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE SCARLET HORSEMAN DVD
Featuring Paul Guilfoyle
and Victoria Horne


Rarely-seen masked-rider serial in which the title character poses as a mythological figure during a conflict with the Comanche. A greedy woman uses the alias "Matoska" and the acquisition of a sacred sword to try to divide Texas.

13 Episodes / Black and White
4 hours 40 minutes
Restored picture and audio
Dual-layer DVD

Extras: The Scarlet Cloak audition program

This archive title is not available commercially.


SHIPPING NOW


The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD


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

PREORDERS WILL BE TAKEN SOON FOR THIS TITLE.







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

The Finger of Death by Henry Keyworth
The Devil’s Dozen by Frederick C. Davis
Revenge Rides the Range by Will Frame
Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels


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

The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Conclusion
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Five
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Four
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Three 

 

Thrilling Adventure Yarns
A celebration of the Pulp Magazines
New Kickstarter Project now online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by February 19, 2019 9:01 PM EST.

The pulp magazines were a gateway to other worlds and times. It was where some of the greatest writers of the 20th Century got their start and some of the most iconic characters made their debut, from Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and John Carter to Maxwell Grant's The Shadow to Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian.

Without the pulps, comic books may never have introduced the super-hero...and then where would we be today?

The pulp magazine era was bristling with brawny men and statuesque women globetrotting, and getting into and out of danger. Their exploits quickened the pulses of their readers, young and old alike. They gave rise to some of the most enduring heroes known the world 'round.

To honor and celebrate a bygone era, I have partnered with most of my Crazy 8 Press team. If you've loved Aaron Rosenberg's work on ReDeus or From this is Hell or Paul Kupperberg's super-hero comics and adventure stories or the intergalactic adventures from Mary Fan or the noirish stylings of Russ Colchamiro, then you know what you're in for. Aaron, Paul, Mary, the late Glenn Hauman, and Michael Jan Friedman are all signed on for the project.

Additionally, I have assembled a stellar line-up of other writers – Derek Tyler Attico, Jim & Becky Beard, Paige Daniels, Kathleen O'Shea David, Robert T. Jeschonek, Amy Lewanski, Karissa Laurel, and Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg – to produce new thrills and chills, spanning the traditional pulp realms of mystery, sword and sorcery, horror, science fiction, romance, and high adventure, in a volume appropriately titled...Thrilling Adventure Yarns!

Meet Professor Ironheart! The Blue Mask! The Green Lady! Cannon Belle! And many more brand-new heroes that would have made pulp-era creators proud.


We're really excited about Thrilling Adventure Yarns -- in part, at least, because of this great cover by the inestimable British artist Alex Ronald.

An Historic Coup!

We have also secured the rights to a true relic of the glory days of the pulps:
A previously unpublished World War I aviator tale by none other than Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage!
This is a milestone in the history of the pulp magazines, available only to the backers of this campaign.

Here is the exciting line-up: 

Thrilling Two-Fisted Adventures
Opium Dreams    Paige Daniels
The Juggernauts of El Dorado   Robert T. Jeschonek
The Legend of Hammer Jack Curry    Russ Colchamiro
Masks    Michael Jan Friedman
Belle of the Ball    Aaron Rosenberg

Thrilling Mystery Adventure
Girl Running from House  Jim & Beckyn Beard
Trouble Came  Kathleen David

Thrilling War Adventure
Hate Hop    Lester Dent

Thrilling Western Adventure
The Last Gunslinger   Mary Fan

Thrilling Romance Adventure
Not Just an Intern  Amy Lewanski
Name to Come    Jim & Becky Beard
The Green Lady and the Rogue   Karissa Laurel

Thrilling Graphic Adventure
The Invasion from Planet-Ex   Glenn Hauman

Thrilling Alien Adventure
The Third Law    Derek Tyler Attico

Thrilling Occult Adventure
The Outsiders   Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg

Thrilling Sword & Sorcery Adventure
Dreams of Kingdom  Paul Kupperberg
The Crazy Complicated Cat Caper   Will Murray 
Professor Ironheart and the Fuhrerbunker   Peter David
Alien Invasion of Earth     Keith R.A. DeCandido 

Aftermath     Robert Greenberger





VAMPIRELLA DEJAH THORIS TPB - Coming in May!
(Writer) Erik Burnham (Art) Ediano Silva (Cover) Jay Anacleto

The encounter that was destined to happen! When an alien scout ship crashes on Mars, Dejah Thoris must risk reigniting war with the Green Martians and becoming dinner for the white apes.
But the stakes are raised so much higher when the ship is revealed to carry Vampirella, who is on a desperate mission of survival-one that might end before it truly begins!

Softcover, 132 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale May 1.


VAMPIRELLA DEJAH THORIS TPB is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR191193.




WEIRDBOOK ANNUAL #2
Now available!

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


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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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









15 February 2019  

 



40th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 24, 2019!

There will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale.
You can find every vintage paperback you want or need - from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby.
There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.
Click HERE for more information.

The show has another excellent lineup of authors and artists scheduled to be present at various times throughout the day.
Come meet the authors and artists. Bring your books and have them sign their works for FREE!
Check the Guest Schedule to plan your day.

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



Adventure House
Now available!

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.

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #164

Adventure Fiction of F. Van Wyck Mason

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

The Fetish of Sergeant M’Gourra
Croix De Guerre
The Trap-Door of Hell
Blockade
A Sneeze in the Dark by Joseph Knox Stone

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

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

The Flames of Hell by Robert J. Hogan

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

Code of the Air by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   
Adventure House
Coming this month!

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

Patrol of the Iron Hand by Robert J. Hogan

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

Suicide On Wheels by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming soon!

Planet Stories – Fall 1954

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

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

Cover Artist: Kelly Freas


7x10, 96 pages, $12.95




Airship 27 Productions
MARTY QUADE PRIVATE DETECTIVE Volume 1
Now available!

During the days of the classic pulps, one of the finest mystery magazines on the stands was 10 DETECTIVE ACES.  Among the revolving series that appeared in that monthly were the cases of tough guy private eye Marty Quade as written by Emile C. Tepperman whose career went from 1933 to 1942.  His most remembered work has been the Purple Invasion Series for Operator 5. Little is known about Mr. Tepperman. He was credited for writing radio broadcasts for programs such as Suspense and Gang Busters. Other than that, his life remains a mystery.

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring back this classic pulp character in four brand new adventures written by Gordon Dymowski, Chris Bell, Gene Moyers and Michael Black. From a missing pulp writer to spies on a military base, gumshoe Quade finds himself knee deep in hot dames, flying fists, and lethal lead. But Quade is no ordinary shamus, with both a quick wit and street-smart survival skills; he almost always solves the case.

Brian Loner provides 12 black and white interior illustrations while Airship 27 Productions’ own award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis, the cover, which is our homage to that old classic pulp mag. 

Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount

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

Altus Press
Now available!


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

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



The Spider #5: Empire of Doom
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

America faces certain doom as its citizens fall in screaming thousands before the noxious death vapors loosed upon them by the Green Hand. How can the Spider, harried and threatened by a hundred new and deadly perils, check the rising power of the next Dictator—and lay bare the scheming, criminal mind which seeks to enslave the nation?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for one week only: $12.95


Operator 5 #3: The Yellow Scourge
By Frederick C. Davis, writing as Curtis Steele

One moment good-will bound the United States and the great Power across the sea… the next, shells screamed their death wails into Coast homes and factories. No citizen was safe from the bloody holocaust when the Yellow Empire struck without warning from the Pacific. With fiendish artifice the world was turned against us. And somewhere in this country, covertly completing the terrifying work of wholesale destruction, lurked the ruthless agent of the invading hordes. Operator 5 alone guessed the dread secret and matched his individual might against a million war-drunk terrorists—while the nation trembled on the brink of red wreckage!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for one week only: $12.95


Altus Press




American Mythology Productions
Now available!

CARSON OF VENUS: FLAMES BEYOND #2
(Writer) Carey Christopher Paul (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia
(Cover) Michael William Kaluta

(Cover) Puis Calzada (Pulp Homage cover)

With Carson Napier in chains in the technocratic dystopia of Havatoo, power-hungry scientist Varlek Sarseeking seeks to weaponize Carson's ability to project his image great distances. Carson's nemesis is aided by the only other Earthling known to have traveled to Venus-a mysterious woman worshipped as the goddess of fire who holds the secret to turning Carson's ghostly projections into myriad legions of corporeal warriors. As Varlek Sar tries to coax Carson into a devil's bargain, Duare must use all her wits and determination to assemble the bickering factions of Amlot into an alliance against the technologically superior city-state of Havatoo. The stakes couldn't be higher for Carson and his companions. For if Duare fails to unite the factions and Carson succumbs to his enemy's machinations, nothing will stand between Varlek Sar and his megalomaniacal plan to conquer all of Amtor, and after that-the unsuspecting planet Earth.

Carson of Venus The Flames Beyond #2 comes with three covers - Main by series artist Cyrus Mesarcia, Pulp Homage Variant by Puis Calzada, and limited-edition Character Design edition also by Mesarcia.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 30 (Main & Pulp Homage covers).
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale January 30 (Limited Edition cover).







Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer!

THE SHADOW #139: “Kings of Crime” and “The Stars Promise Death”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in Seaview City in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, while community leaders speed the growth of a great city, “Kings of Crime” plot to fleece the resort town out of millions Then, following a cryptic clue left by a dead man, The Shadow pursues a trail of astrological slayings when “The Stars Promise Death.” BONUS: The Whisperer investigates “Invisible Evidence” in a pulp thriller by Alan Hathway writing as “Clifford Goodrich,” plus Nick Carter solves “The Case of the Mermaid’s Murder!” in a Golden Age of Comics classic by Bob Powell. This instant collector’s item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with supporting commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-257-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani

The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller
"The House of Souls": The Steel Ring Vol. 3 by R. A. Jones
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

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


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





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

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

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

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

Price: $35.00


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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


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

2019 Windy City con’s Film Program: Friday schedule

2019 Windy City con’s Film Program: Saturday schedule
Coming Next Week: THE JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
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Bold Venture Press

Bold Venture Press has a limited supply of The Buddha's Elephant #21 for sale, published by Camille Cazedessus.

Originally published in the August 1916 issue of the All Around magazine. H. Bedford-Jones wrote this tale of an ancient Greek city in the Gobi under the pseudonym Allan Hawkwood. Among the rarest HBJ tales, this reprint edition was released in July 2001 — measuring 5.5" x 8.5" and saddle-stitched with a color wrap, published by Camille Cazedessus. 72 pages (including cover) with cover illustration by Ray Capella.


Pages: 72
Format: 5.5" x 8.5" saddle-stitched
$10.00

Bold Venture Press
PULPDOM ONLINE #21
Now available!

Bold Venture Press has a limited supply of Pulpdom Online #21 for sale, published by Camille Cazedessus.

New Fiction format debuts!

"KASPA and the Lion Goddess" by Mike Taylor.
Lion Man rescues Lion Goddess! An original short story, the beginning of an adventure that will take them into lost TIRAMBITAR a land beyond Africa's Great Rift Valley, a new dimension far from Africa.

Also: A pulp fiction classic!
"The Yardarm Swing" by H. Bedford-Jones

The exciting conclusion to a June 1937 Argosy serial documenting the old days on the high seas!

Also:
Mike Taylor's review of James Cawthorne: The Man and His Art written and compiled by Maureen Cawthorne, with an accompanying letter from James Cawthorne to Pulpdom publisher Camille Cazedessus.
Stapled, color cover by Jorsak, 50 pages.


Pages: 50
Format: 8.5" x 11" saddle-stitched
$6.00


Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #9
Now available!

Awesome Tales #9 presents four stories of hair-raising suspense!

"Reign of Terror" Part 2 by R. Allen Leider
Still enjoying his amnesty from the French government, the phantom terrorist unleashes more death and destruction upon the Nazi invaders with a new weapon — Nikola Tesla’s earthquake machine!

"Scorpion" by John L. French
Simon Tombs and his demonic companion Fel investigate a cult-related murder, only to discover someone is killing saints.

"Man On the Inside" by John L. French
Officer DeWitt Jackson was dead, but he had unfinished business before he could move on.

"Damaged Goods" by Quintin Peterson
Private Eye Luther Kane planned to free his client from the clutches of Russian mob boss “Ivan the Terrible” Sizov — then he awoke to find himself at the mercy of the merciless.

Trade paperback, 7 x 10 inches, 84 pages, $6.00

Coming next issue: Domino Lady in Part 2 of "Give Them a Corpse"



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: “The Master of the Crabs” by Clark Ashton Smith
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (2017)
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (1999)
Issue 8 Out Today!


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

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

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

$35.00 USA
$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Keep it Simple, by Frances M. Deegan

Happy Birthday Robert McGinnis!
Sensor Sweep: Merritt, Howard, Merle Constiner, D&D, Warhammer
Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography


Cirsova Volume 2 Number 1 - Spring 2019
Featuring a Tarzan short story by ERB and Michael Tierney!
Coming in March!

According to Michael Tierney:
The Tarzan tale is a short story that is approximately 3500 words. ERB wrote 1100 of them in 1930.
It's definitely set in the Jungle Tales time period and it is solidly in canon.


Contents
Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael Tierney
Atop the Cleft of Ral-Gri, by Jeff Stoner
The Idol in the Sewers, by Kenneth R. Gower
Born to Storm the Citadel of Mettathok, by D.M. Ritzlin
The Book Hunter’s Apprentice, by Barbara Doran
How Thaddeus Quimby the Third and I Almost Took Over the World, by Gary K. Shepherd
Deemed Unsuitable, by W.L. Emery
Warrior Soul, by J. Manfred Weichsel
Seeds of the Dreaming Tree, by Harold R. Thompson
The Valley of Terzol, by Jim Breyfogle
The Elephant Idol, by Xavier Lastra
Moonshot, by Michael Wiesenberg

Kindle: $2.99
Print edition details and link to follow when available.


 

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

Now available!

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

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

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

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


Paperback: 381 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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


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



CONAN: THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 - Now available!
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Ron Garney (Art)
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant Cover by Kevin Eastman
B/W Variant Cover by Kevin Eastman
Variant Cover by Ron Garney
B/W Variant Cover by Ron Garney
Variant Cover By George Perez
Variant Cover by Rahzzah
B/W Variant Cover by Rahzzah

THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN.  A MYSTICAL TREASURE. AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!

Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is  not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew...one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!

An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman! Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age--hope you survive the experience!


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99



CONAN: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 - Coming soon!
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Mike Deodato (Art)
David Finch (Cover)

Conan the Barbarian will team-up with some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest characters in a new series titled Savage Avengers, by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Deodato.

“This is an unsanctioned team of heroes,” Gerry Duggan told Entertainment Weekly. “It has to be something that visually makes sense to you, and I think it does. [Artist] Mike Deodato Jr. is illustrating this book in both worlds. We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with the Hand in Japan. Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.”




 

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

Forgotten Books: CAPTAIN BLOOD Illustrated (1949)
 - New!
GEORGE EVANS visits "The Lost World" (1948)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: ASTONISHING STORIES  - New!
Forgotten Books: CONAN OF VENARIUM by Harry Turtledove (2003)
FRANK FRAZETTA Gets Happy (1947-48)
G-MEN Gum Cards (1936)
Pulp Gallery: MAMMOTH DETECTIVE  
Read it here: BORIS KARLOFF in "Mr. Wong, Detective" (1939)  
Forgotten Books: ONE WHO WALKS ALONE: Robert E. Howard, the Final Years by Novalyne Price Ellis (1986)
More Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art  
The Digest Enthusiast #9
 Now available!

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

Checkout the PREVIEW at the link below!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Occult Detective Quarterly No. 5
- New!
Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel
Space Science Fiction No. 5
Mystery Weekly Magazine January 2019
Pulp Literature No. 21 Winter 2019
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2019
Inside Digest Enthusiast Number 9 - January 2019

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

"The Moon Pool" Re-Read: Part Two
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/10/2019 - New!
Painting Metal – Frank Frazetta - New!
The Lion of Cairo Interview with Scott Oden
Mundy Monday: "The Soul of a Regiment"
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/3/2019

Talbot Mundy – Wanderer, Philosopher, Storyteller
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/27/2018
Sax Rohmer: Under the Spell of the Supernatural
A Brief REH-Inspired Guide to Writing Great Story Openings (Part Two)
A Brief REH-Inspired Guide to Writing Great Story Openings (Part One)



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


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


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

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

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

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

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

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

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

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

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

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



For a look at additional artwork
click here


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

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


JAMES BOND 007 #4  - Arriving in comic shops February 20!
Writer: Greg Pak
Art:
Stephen Mooney
Cover A: Dave Johnson
Cover B: Will Robson
Cover C: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover D: Stephen Mooney

A new arc begins, by superstar GREG PAK (The Incredible Hulk, Firefly) and new interior artist STEPHEN MOONEY (Half Past Danger)!

Full Color, 36 pages, $3.99

 
 
 
   



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

GHOST SUPER DETECTIVE, January 1940
The first issue of this crime-fighter pulp.

Contents
CALLING THE GHOST by George Chance
PAYOFF IN LEAD by John S. Endicott
GUNS DON'T LIE by Owen Fox Jerome


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Tarzan and the Lion Man


HERE he is-Tarzan. His fame is world-wide. He appears in Liberty for the first time in the greatest of all his stories. Thrills, drama, comedy, romance-all the mystery and lure of the jungle that have made him as well known as Sherlock Holmes are packed into this extraordinary tale of amazing adventures.

In presenting this story Liberty has yielded to a persistent demand of popular appeal, and whether you have or haven't met Tarzan before, you will be surprised and gripped by the startling chain of circumstances that carry this novel to a dramatic conclusion.

Trade paperback, 6 x 6 inch, 260 pages
Retail Price $24.95
Our Price $12.95





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

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

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

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


Hardcover, 9" x 11", 160 pages, $29.99


Justin Marriott
THE COLLECTED PULP HORROR
Now available!

The Collected Pulp Horror.
Bringing issues 1-3 back into print in a new omnibus edition.

A collection of the out-of-print first three issues of Pulp Horror, the fanzine dedicated to vintage horror fiction from pulps, magazines and paperbacks.
Interviews, articles and reviews on 50 years of classic horror fiction.

Paperback: 130 pages
Product Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches
$5.99



   
 

LONE RANGER VOLUME 3 #5  - Arriving in comic shops February 20!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Bob Q (Cover) John Cassaday

The Lone Ranger and Tonto miraculously come back from the dead to force a final showdown with the ranchers for the future of the Texas Panhandle.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Debunking the Sergeant Preston of the Yukon myth
The day Silver rescued The Lone Ranger
Hopalong Cassidy meets Judy Canova
The Latest Books from Bear Manor Media
Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

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

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Lost, Strayed and Stolen.”
- New!
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: FREDERICK C. DAVIS “Death to the Witness.”
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: RAYMOND CHANDLER “Guns at Cyrano’s.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT E. HOWARD “The Horror from the Mound.”
Hero Pulp Stories I’m Reading: GORDON E. WARNKE “Whispering Monk.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER – The Face Lifter.
Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Carved in Sand.”
Podcast Noted: Interview with Pulp Writer FRANK BONHAM.


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Cliff Lords
- New!
MAIO-SHAN
Black Dove
The Wraith
Midnight Guardian
The Black Spectre

North-West Adventures - Now online!

Animal Covers at Adventure - New!
Black Dog Books
Northern Comic Covers

North-West Stories-Romances
Roger Sherman Lerch (1890-1953)

(1953) More Rat River Trapper

Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940)

Top-Notch Covers

All-Story Covers
Man and Wolf





Programming for PulpFest 2019

Thursday, August 15
Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Robert H. Davis — The Man Who Made ARGOSY (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — From Pulps to Comics — Pulp Influences in the Comic Book Medium (Jim Beard)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

Friday, August 16
Afternoon Programming

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

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


Saturday, August 17
Afternoon Programming

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

Evening Programming
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon: A Philip José Farmer Presentation
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)



Announcing PulpFest 2019

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

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

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

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


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Elaine's Tomb" by G. Peyton Wertenbaker from AMAZING STORIES Quarterly, Winter, 1931
A story of suspended animation and how a young girl risks everything to rendezvous with the man she loves, and his struggles in a distant future to find her tomb.

"Murder Is For Keeps" by Clark Frost from POPULAR DETECTIVE, December, 1943
Sam Markle believes he has a smart plan for grabbing some stolen swag from a dead man, but he encounters a snag!

"One Prehistoric Night" by Philip Barshofsky from WONDER STORIES, November, 1934
Back in the age of Dinosaurs explorers from Mars come to prepare for the colonization of Earth but all their high tech is no match for truck size dumb animals.



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

Lewis, Lundwall, and Campbell
 - New!
A Basic Science-Fiction Library  
Cirsova Magazine: Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She
Who Killed Cock Robin? by Henry Kuttner
2019 Planetary Award Nominations  
A Short Break for the Holidays



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Cliff Lords
 - New!
Recruited  - New!
Dark City
Vincent
MIAO-SHAN: The Awakening
HILI
The Legend of Black Dove



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

It’s Great to Be Back - new Robert A. Heinlein book to be published this year - New!
Index to the Weird Tales Collector fanzine
Merle Constiner - biographical article
An inside look at Ziff Davis in the pulp years
Richard Deming - Detective/Mystery author



The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Equalizer #1
New Pulp Author Colleen Drippe
The Lineup
The Roaring Twenties & The Heroic Thirties May Not Be What We Imagined
New Pulp Author: Jens H. Altmann
I Cover The Murder Front

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #37 Audiobook
Skies of Yellow Death
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!
 
“At midnight you die!”
 
Helpless and wounded by ravaging disease, chained to a bed from which he cannot rise — the Master Spy fights on! Out of the very heart of hell has come this challenge to his courage — Four hours to live, with the work of a lifetime before G-8 — four hours in which to repair a wrong that threatened the safety of the world!



In 1933, fans of Pulp magazines were introduced to a hero, in some ways similar to others, but different in all the right ways. This hero was created because aviation stories were immensely popular in Pulp fiction at this time, primarily due to the world’s fascination with such figures as Charles Lindbergh.
 
Popular Publications’ G-8 and His Battle Aces featured an aviator and spy fighting the most recent Great War, but not the World War One its readers knew. This man, whose real name was never revealed, did not simply take on the Kaiser’s best pilots. G-8 and his two companions, Nippy Weston and Bull Martin, fought monsters, mad scientists, death rays, and even aliens, all conveniently on the side of the enemy, of course.
 
Robert J. Hogan, the author of all 110 G-8 pulp adventures, found his inspiration for the character’s name in his own childhood experience with flying. Spending time in his youth at the G-8 Ranch in Colorado, Hogan took his first flight to get there. He then had a fascination with flying, one that carried him into the rather new air corps during World War One. Hogan received training that would later prove invaluable to his career in Pulp aviation fiction, but he never saw battle overseas.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a strange nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Skies of Yellow Death. Originally published in the October, 1936 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.



    
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Audio CDs - $9.99

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Radio Archives
The Ghost, Super-Detective Audiobook #1
January 1940

Now available!

 MEET George Chance! Meet — the Ghost!
 
They’re one and the same — and make their bow in this, America’s newest and finest detective magazine — The Ghost.
 Mystery and magic — thrills and excitement — legerdemain and suspense — you’ll find them all in the Ghost’s repertoire.
Follow the mystifying exploits of the most extraordinary man-hunter the world has ever known! Roar through the pages of this super-detective’s startling memoirs — appearing exclusively in The Ghost!
Meet the Ghost’s aides-de-camp in his war on crime — Glenn Saunders, the Double; Tiny Tim, the Midget; Joe Harper, the Man About Town; Merry White, the glamour girl who has brains and courage, too; Ned Standish, the Commissioner of Police; Robert Demarest, the sharp-tongued Medical Examiner.
Seldom has such a galaxy of characters been gathered within the covers of one magazine. Step up and meet them all — and above all, get to know the Ghost himself.
You may not have believed in “ghosts” up to now. You’ll have faith in this one.


 Table of Contents:
 
Introducing — The Ghost — Biographical Sketch
 
Calling The Ghost
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts writing as George Chance
Featuring The Magician-detective, The Ghost. The Super-Detective tackles the puzzling problem of the Lisping Man Murders — and opens his mystifying bag of tricks to baffle vicious criminals and bring them to book!
Read by Milton Bagby
 
Payoff In Lead — Short Story
by John S. Endicott
Three hundred grand is worth fighting for, but —
Read by Paul Curtis
 
Guns Don’t Lie — Short Story
by Owen Fox Jerome
A bullet-reader traces a death weapon to an unexpected source.
Read by Paul Curtis
 
These three stories are torn from the pages of the January, 1940 issue of The Ghost, Super-Detective magazine and is read with stirring intensity by award winning voice actor, Milton Bagby.
 
 
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MP3 digital download - $5.99
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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Ghost Super-Detective eBook #1
January 1940

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 Ghost! To men of crime, the name sends stabs of terror along their spines. Only five people know that George Chance, professonal stage magician, is in reality the crime fighter, the terror of the underworld, The Ghost! His three assistants are Glen Saunders, his near-twin, Tiny Tim Terry, a midget, and Merry White, his on-stage assistant and off-stage sweetheart. They know the secret of The Ghost. Ned Standish, Commissioner of Police and Robert Demarest, keen-eyed Medical Examiner are also "in the know." The following year, George Chance added a ghastly green glow to his death's-head features, and became widely known as The Green Ghost.
 
The Ghost first appeared in the January 1940 issue of The Ghost, Super-Detetive published by Thrilling Publications, responsible for such other fare as The Black Bat, Captain Danger and The Phantom Detective. He had a total of fourteen adventures published over the next four years. Mystery and magic — thrills and excitement — legerdemain and suspense — you’ll find them all in the Ghost’s repertoire. Now, The Ghost, sometimes called The Green Ghost, returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
Featuring The Magician-Detective
Calling The Ghost —Complete Book-Length Mystery Novel
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts writing as George Chance
The Super-Detective tackles the puzzling problem of the Lisping Man Murders — and opens his mystifying bag of tricks to baffle vicious criminals and bring them to book!
 
Payoff In Lead — Gripping Story
by John S. Endicott
Three hundred grand is worth fighting for, but —
 
Guns Don’t Lie — Gripping Story
by Owen Fox Jerome
A bullet-reader traces a death weapon to an unexpected source.
 
The Magician-Detective Makes His Bow! — Editorial
 
Introducing — The Ghost — Biographical Sketch

 
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



The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE SCARLET HORSEMAN DVD
Featuring Paul Guilfoyle
and Victoria Horne


Rarely-seen masked-rider serial in which the title character poses as a mythological figure during a conflict with the Comanche. A greedy woman uses the alias "Matoska" and the acquisition of a sacred sword to try to divide Texas.

13 Episodes / Black and White
4 hours 40 minutes
Restored picture and audio
Dual-layer DVD

Extras: The Scarlet Cloak audition program

This archive title is not available commercially.


SHIPPING NOW


The Serial Squadron
Coming soon!

SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD


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

PREORDERS WILL BE TAKEN SOON FOR THIS TITLE.







Solar Pons: The Adventures of Solar Pons (Volume 1 - 9) - Now available!
By August Derleth

Belanger Books (in association with Arkham House) has reissued all of the original Solar Pons books in brand new editions.
They have also published The Papers of Solar Pons, a new Solar Pons collection by David Marcum.


The Solar Pons series by August Derleth
Set in London from 1919–1939, this slightly updated version of the Holmes stories features the detective Solar Pons, his partner Dr. Parker, a brother named Bancroft, and Mrs. Johnson the landlady. 
Highly recommended, with better stories, plots and puzzles than most Holmes pastiches.


Once again in old London, "the game is afoot." In these pastiches of the Sacred Writings, written when he was nineteen and twenty, August Derleth has recreated the London of Sherlock Holmes. It does not matter that the familiar name has become Solar Pons, or that the familiar Baker Street has become Praed Street — something of the nostalgic charm and fascination, of the remembered quickening of the pulse and the familiar settings of the original London of Sherlock Holmes, has been recaptured in these pages. And what intriguing titles there arc to these twelve pastiches, chosen from among a greater number! Here are "The Adventure of the Frightened Baronet" — about a spectral image of Siva seen at a country estate beyond London; "The Adventure of the Purloined Periapt" — which is the purest of pastiches and perhaps the closest of all the tales in this book to the original spirit; "The Adventure of the Norcross Riddle" —containing some of the neatest deduction in the book; "The Adventure of the Man with the Broken Face" — a tale of "dark waters"; and eight others. "No doubt," writes Vincent Starrett in his Introduction, "we — and by we, I mean those frantic and incurable Sherlockians who, with August Derleth, deplore the paucity of canonical entertainments — should rather have more of the great originals, but we accept the imitations, faute de mieux, to satisfy a normal appetite. And we accept them with enthusiasm. They are the work of affectionate minds and hands. There is no intention to deceive. These stories, and others in their field, are intended only to please. They are nostalgic reminders of vanished days and nights in Baker Street."

In Re: Sherlock Holmes—The Adventures of Solar Pons
The Memoirs of Solar Pons
The Return of Solar Pons
The Reminiscences of Solar Pons
The Casebook of Solar Pons
The Chronicles of Solar Pons
The Novels of Solar Pons
The Apocrypha of Solar Pons
Papers of Solar Pons
by David Marcum

There is also a Kickstarter for The New Adventures of Solar Pons, the first anthology of Solar Pons stories from multiple authors!  



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

The Finger of Death by Henry Keyworth
The Devil’s Dozen by Frederick C. Davis
Revenge Rides the Range by Will Frame
Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels


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

The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Conclusion - New!
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Five - New!
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Four
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Three 
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Two
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part One 
Who Was Arthur Pendragon?
C. Hall Thompson (1923-1991)
Viking Adventure  
 

Thrilling Adventure Yarns
A celebration of the Pulp Magazines
New Kickstarter Project now online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by February 19, 2019 9:01 PM EST.

The pulp magazines were a gateway to other worlds and times. It was where some of the greatest writers of the 20th Century got their start and some of the most iconic characters made their debut, from Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and John Carter to Maxwell Grant's The Shadow to Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian.

Without the pulps, comic books may never have introduced the super-hero...and then where would we be today?

The pulp magazine era was bristling with brawny men and statuesque women globetrotting, and getting into and out of danger. Their exploits quickened the pulses of their readers, young and old alike. They gave rise to some of the most enduring heroes known the world 'round.

To honor and celebrate a bygone era, I have partnered with most of my Crazy 8 Press team. If you've loved Aaron Rosenberg's work on ReDeus or From this is Hell or Paul Kupperberg's super-hero comics and adventure stories or the intergalactic adventures from Mary Fan or the noirish stylings of Russ Colchamiro, then you know what you're in for. Aaron, Paul, Mary, the late Glenn Hauman, and Michael Jan Friedman are all signed on for the project.

Additionally, I have assembled a stellar line-up of other writers – Derek Tyler Attico, Jim & Becky Beard, Paige Daniels, Kathleen O'Shea David, Robert T. Jeschonek, Amy Lewanski, Karissa Laurel, and Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg – to produce new thrills and chills, spanning the traditional pulp realms of mystery, sword and sorcery, horror, science fiction, romance, and high adventure, in a volume appropriately titled...Thrilling Adventure Yarns!

Meet Professor Ironheart! The Blue Mask! The Green Lady! Cannon Belle! And many more brand-new heroes that would have made pulp-era creators proud.


We're really excited about Thrilling Adventure Yarns -- in part, at least, because of this great cover by the inestimable British artist Alex Ronald.

An Historic Coup!

We have also secured the rights to a true relic of the glory days of the pulps:
A previously unpublished World War I aviator tale by none other than Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage!
This is a milestone in the history of the pulp magazines, available only to the backers of this campaign.

Here is the exciting line-up: 

Thrilling Two-Fisted Adventures
Opium Dreams    Paige Daniels
The Juggernauts of El Dorado   Robert T. Jeschonek
The Legend of Hammer Jack Curry    Russ Colchamiro
Masks    Michael Jan Friedman
Belle of the Ball    Aaron Rosenberg

Thrilling Mystery Adventure
Girl Running from House  Jim & Beckyn Beard
Trouble Came  Kathleen David

Thrilling War Adventure
Hate Hop    Lester Dent

Thrilling Western Adventure
The Last Gunslinger   Mary Fan

Thrilling Romance Adventure
Not Just an Intern  Amy Lewanski
Name to Come    Jim & Becky Beard
The Green Lady and the Rogue   Karissa Laurel

Thrilling Graphic Adventure
The Invasion from Planet-Ex   Glenn Hauman

Thrilling Alien Adventure
The Third Law    Derek Tyler Attico

Thrilling Occult Adventure
The Outsiders   Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg

Thrilling Sword & Sorcery Adventure
Dreams of Kingdom  Paul Kupperberg
The Crazy Complicated Cat Caper   Will Murray 
Professor Ironheart and the Fuhrerbunker   Peter David
Alien Invasion of Earth     Keith R.A. DeCandido 

Aftermath     Robert Greenberger





WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


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

Full contents

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

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

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WEIRDBOOK ANNUAL #2
Coming soon!





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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










08 February 2019  

 



40th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 24, 2019!

There will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale.
You can find every vintage paperback you want or need - from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby.
There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.
Click HERE for more information.

The show has another excellent lineup of authors and artists scheduled to be present at various times throughout the day.
Come meet the authors and artists. Bring your books and have them sign their works for FREE!
Check the Guest Schedule to plan your day.

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking



Adventure House
Now available!

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.

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #164

Adventure Fiction of F. Van Wyck Mason

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

The Fetish of Sergeant M’Gourra
Croix De Guerre
The Trap-Door of Hell
Blockade
A Sneeze in the Dark by Joseph Knox Stone

7x10, 110 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

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

The Flames of Hell by Robert J. Hogan

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

Code of the Air by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Fredrick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   
Adventure House
Coming this month!

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

Patrol of the Iron Hand by Robert J. Hogan

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

Suicide On Wheels by Greaseball Joe

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee


7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Coming soon!

Planet Stories – Fall 1954

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

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

Cover Artist: Kelly Freas


7x10, 96 pages, $12.95




Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERIES Volume 2
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to offer our Sherlock Holmes reader the second Kindle Only collection penned by writer I.A. Watson.  These tales are reprinted from the best selling paperback series “Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detectives” Vol 7 through Vol 12, plus a bonus tale not yet published as a bonus. Written as Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of the Great Detective the stories here are fair-play mysteries with no ghosts, goblins, aliens or otherwise outrageous characters that cannot be explained with reason and deduction. Enjoy these tales collected in one volume for the first time as award-winning writer I.A. Watson regales you with the adventures of the greatest consulting detective of all time.


Available from Amazon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 

Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

More Pulp Releases: The Spider #4 and Dusty Ayres #11… At a Discount

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

Altus Press
Now available!


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

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



The Spider #4: City of Flaming Shadows

By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The Flaming Shadows fell upon the city, shrouding whole neighborhoods in a fiery gloom—wherein walked screaming death and merciless destruction… Go with the Spider as he battles, single-handedly, the Flaming Shadows—to save the very people who pray for his destruction!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for one week only: $12.95

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #11: The Blue Cyclone
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Black Invaders establish secret base in the Rocky Mountains!… American H.Q. heard this news in surprise—and dread. Despite our vigilance, the enemy had penetrated our Border, were hidden in our very midst. What was their plan? How would they strike? The nation’s safety depended on learning these answers in time—and Dusty Ayres and his buddies took the job, pitting their wings against the war’s newest death weapon—the Blue Cyclone!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for one week only: $12.95


Altus Press



 
 
 
   

American Mythology Productions
Arriving in comic shops February 13!

CARSON OF VENUS: FLAMES BEYOND #2
(Writer) Carey Christopher Paul (Art) Cyrus Mesarcia
(Cover) Michael William Kaluta

(Cover) Puis Calzada (Pulp Homage cover)

With Carson Napier in chains in the technocratic dystopia of Havatoo, power-hungry scientist Varlek Sarseeking seeks to weaponize Carson's ability to project his image great distances. Carson's nemesis is aided by the only other Earthling known to have traveled to Venus-a mysterious woman worshipped as the goddess of fire who holds the secret to turning Carson's ghostly projections into myriad legions of corporeal warriors. As Varlek Sar tries to coax Carson into a devil's bargain, Duare must use all her wits and determination to assemble the bickering factions of Amlot into an alliance against the technologically superior city-state of Havatoo. The stakes couldn't be higher for Carson and his companions. For if Duare fails to unite the factions and Carson succumbs to his enemy's machinations, nothing will stand between Varlek Sar and his megalomaniacal plan to conquer all of Amtor, and after that-the unsuspecting planet Earth.

Carson of Venus The Flames Beyond #2 comes with three covers - Main by series artist Cyrus Mesarcia, Pulp Homage Variant by Puis Calzada, and limited-edition Character Design edition also by Mesarcia.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 30 (Main & Pulp Homage covers).
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99, On sale January 30 (Limited Edition cover).







Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Interview with Legendary Comic artist Robert Fujitani

The Avenger Double Feature by Bobby Nash and Chuck Miller
"The House of Souls": The Steel Ring Vol. 3 by R. A. Jones
"Murder Gets Even" by John Molino
Tommy Hancock's "Pulp Domain " Project
PulpFest - Christopher Paul Carey reads from "Swords Against the Moon Men "
The Doom Legion by Will Murray

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now shipping!

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

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

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

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


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





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
JOHNSTON MCCULLEY OMNIBUS
Now available - First copies ship next week!

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

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

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

Price: $35.00


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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


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Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #9
Now available!

Awesome Tales #9 presents four stories of hair-raising suspense!

"Reign of Terror" Part 2 by R. Allen Leider
Still enjoying his amnesty from the French government, the phantom terrorist unleashes more death and destruction upon the Nazi invaders with a new weapon — Nikola Tesla’s earthquake machine!

"Scorpion" by John L. French
Simon Tombs and his demonic companion Fel investigate a cult-related murder, only to discover someone is killing saints.

"Man On the Inside" by John L. French
Officer DeWitt Jackson was dead, but he had unfinished business before he could move on.

"Damaged Goods" by Quintin Peterson
Private Eye Luther Kane planned to free his client from the clutches of Russian mob boss “Ivan the Terrible” Sizov — then he awoke to find himself at the mercy of the merciless.

Trade paperback, 7 x 10 inches, 84 pages, $6.00

Coming next issue: Domino Lady in Part 2 of "Give Them a Corpse"


Bold Venture Press
The Coven's Hornbook & Other Poems
by Frank Coffman
Now available!

Frank Coffman has compiled a substantial collection of 266 poems, herein. The verses cover the gamut of the genres of speculative poetry of the high imagination: Horror, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, and even Detection. The early sections of this tome explore the range of subjects in the Weird, Horrific, and Supernatural; later sections are excursions into the other speculative modes and subgenres. The final part of the book contains a section of ekphrastic poems — tributes to works in other art forms; a group of homages to admired fellow poets; and a section of "metapoetry" with poems on the subject of poetry itself and some thoughts on the writing of verse and the practice of poetic composition. The final grouping of poems are of a more "traditional" nature, including some examples of poetry written over a span of the past half century or more.

The reader will immediately note that Coffman is a traditional, formalist poet writing almost exclusively metered and rhymed verse. With the resurgence of both speculative and narrative poetry, this is not as unusual as some may think. The pendulum swing back to more formal poetry and away from the dominance of vers libre has been under way for some time. In fact, the poetics of tradition were never pushed completely aside with the advent of free verse. Also, the early poets of the speculative in the pulps were primarily traditional versifiers, and those inspirations have influenced many moderns.

He is, as he says, "primarily a sonneteer," being a great exponent of that most ubiquitous form of poetry in the Western world, the "little square of ink upon the page," the "perfect poetic paragraph." But the poems in this volume range far beyond the sonnet—although there are many sonnets contained herein, some in surprising "hybrid" forms and experimental modes. Ballads and other longer narratives are mixed in.

Coffman's other poetic love, beyond the charms of the "fourteener," is to revive and experiment with Medieval, Renaissance, and cross-cultural modes of verse. There are forms here from Welsh, Irish, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Romanian, Greek, Russian, Persian, Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, and Vietnamese cultures.

In fact, so much "hybridization" and experimentation with form has been done, that the poet provides a "Glossary"after the poems to help clarify the many poetic types used. An index of poems by title and page number has also been included for easy reference. The tome offers a cornucopia of both speculative and traditional verse.


Trade paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 278 pages, $14.95




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: “The Master of the Crabs” by Clark Ashton Smith  - New!
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (2017)
Pulp Consumption: The Mummy (1999)
Issue 8 Out Today!


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

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

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

$35.00 USA
$45.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$55.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
Click HERE for available back issues!

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Keep it Simple, by Frances M. Deegan  
- New!
Happy Birthday Robert McGinnis! - New!
Sensor Sweep: Merritt, Howard, Merle Constiner, D&D, Warhammer
Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography
Sensor Sweep: Occultism, Jack London, The Moon of Skulls
Sensor Sweep: Horrors of the Hyborian Age, Tarzan, Keith Taylor, Atomic Tunnels!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Ezra Tucker
Sensor Sweep: PulpRev, Solomon Kane, Crypts, Fritz Leiber
Short Reviews – Slaves of the Crystal Brain, by Rog Phillips (as William Carter Sawtelle)



Cirsova Volume 2 Number 1 - Spring 2019
Featuring a Tarzan short story by ERB and Michael Tierney!
Coming in March!

According to Michael Tierney:
The Tarzan tale is a short story that is approximately 3500 words. ERB wrote 1100 of them in 1930.
It's definitely set in the Jungle Tales time period and it is solidly in canon.


Contents
Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael Tierney
Atop the Cleft of Ral-Gri, by Jeff Stoner
The Idol in the Sewers, by Kenneth R. Gower
Born to Storm the Citadel of Mettathok, by D.M. Ritzlin
The Book Hunter’s Apprentice, by Barbara Doran
How Thaddeus Quimby the Third and I Almost Took Over the World, by Gary K. Shepherd
Deemed Unsuitable, by W.L. Emery
Warrior Soul, by J. Manfred Weichsel
Seeds of the Dreaming Tree, by Harold R. Thompson
The Valley of Terzol, by Jim Breyfogle
The Elephant Idol, by Xavier Lastra
Moonshot, by Michael Wiesenberg

Kindle: $2.99
Print edition details and link to follow when available.


Amazon.com   Kindle  

 

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

Now available!

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

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

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

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


Paperback: 381 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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


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



CONAN: THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Ron Garney (Art)
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant Cover by Kevin Eastman
B/W Variant Cover by Kevin Eastman
Variant Cover by Ron Garney
B/W Variant Cover by Ron Garney
Variant Cover By George Perez
Variant Cover by Rahzzah
B/W Variant Cover by Rahzzah

THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN.  A MYSTICAL TREASURE. AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!

Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is  not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew...one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!

An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman! Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age--hope you survive the experience!


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99




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

Forgotten Books: CONAN OF VENARIUM by Harry Turtledove (2003)  
- New!
FRANK FRAZETTA Gets Happy (1947-48)   - New!
G-MEN Gum Cards (1936) - New!
Pulp Gallery: MAMMOTH DETECTIVE   - New!
Read it here: BORIS KARLOFF in "Mr. Wong, Detective" (1939)   - New!
Forgotten Books: ONE WHO WALKS ALONE: Robert E. Howard, the Final Years by Novalyne Price Ellis (1986)
More Mort Künstler Sweat Mag Art
SHADOW COMICS 76, 77, 78 & 79 (1947)

Pulp Gallery: THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE
Mickey Spillane's Second MIKE DANGER Story -FIXED- !!!
Forgotten Books: POST OAKS AND SAND ROUGHS by Robert E. Howard (1990)
FRAZETTA Goes Coo-Coo (1947-48)
THE PHANTOM Big Little Books
AL WILLIAMSON draws the "Demon of Destruction" (1951)
Pulp Gallery: ARGOSY Goes Native
Forgotten Stories: Dan Turner in BULLET FROM NOWHERE by Robert Leslie Bellem (1935)  
 
The Digest Enthusiast #9
 Now available!

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

Checkout the PREVIEW at the link below!



    



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel
- New!
Space Science Fiction No. 5
Mystery Weekly Magazine January 2019
Pulp Literature No. 21 Winter 2019
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2019
Inside Digest Enthusiast Number 9 - January 2019

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The Lion of Cairo Interview with Scott Oden
- New!
Mundy Monday: "The Soul of a Regiment" - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 2/3/2019
- New!
Talbot Mundy – Wanderer, Philosopher, Storyteller
The DMRtian Chronicles, 1/27/2018
Sax Rohmer: Under the Spell of the Supernatural
A Brief REH-Inspired Guide to Writing Great Story Openings (Part Two)
A Brief REH-Inspired Guide to Writing Great Story Openings (Part One)



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


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


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

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

This Ultimate Presentation Set Includes:

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

Ship/Release Date: February 15, 2019

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

Be sure to include your set # with your order.

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

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

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



For a look at additional artwork
click here


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Robert E. Howard’s Birthday

Novel Excerpt
State of the Tower
The Skull Will Return
Brood of the Witch Queen
Behind-the-Scenes


JAMES BOND ORIGIN #6 - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Bob Q
Cover A: John Cassaday
Cover B: Mirko Colak
Cover C: Sanya Anwar
Cover D: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover E: Bob Q

"Izabel" by JEFF PARKER (Suicide Squad, Fantastic Four) and BOB Q (The Lone Ranger).

The ongoing adventures of James Bond during World War II continue, in a standalone tale set in Lisbon.
A savvy local woman knows how to survive and thrive, despite the hardships of war.
But a desperate German scientist needs her help, and she becomes involved with a young British man, that's (not yet) very good at being a spy...

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
 
 
   
 
 




James Rollins: CRUCIBLE - Now available!

In the race to save one of their own, Sigma Force must wrestle with the deepest spiritual mysteries of mankind in this mind-expanding adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, told with his trademark blend of cutting edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action.

Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. But the injured woman is in a semi-comatose state and cannot speak—until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to "unlock" her mind long enough to ask a few questions.

What Pierce learns from Kat sets Sigma Force on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history—a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches. What they uncover hidden deep in the past will reveal a frightening truth in the present and a future on the brink of annihilation, and force them to confront the ultimate question: What does it mean to have a soul?


Series: Sigma Force Novels (Book 14)
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.99




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

VICE SQUAD DETECTIVE #1, 1935

Contents
SECRET OF THE HOUSE OF HORROR by Clark L. Sair
NUDIST GYM DEATH RIDDLE by Jack Gray
MARIJUANA VICE TRAP by L. S. Worth
THE BLOODLESS CORPSE by O. R. Dade
THE AMAZING CASE OF THE BLONDE DOPE QUEEN by J. P. Carroll
THE CALL GIRL MURDER MYSTERY by Peter Abbott
THE CURSE OF THE RUSTY ROSES by Edmund Beville
THE DAY COACH DEATH PUZZLE by Leif Martin
THE CLUE OF THE HUNTED VAMPIRE by Vance Miller
PAJAMA PARTY KILLER by Don Lawrence
THE FOUR WHITE DEVILS OF TIEN TSIN by "Lash" Manion
THE BEACH RACKET MURDER by Tom Pennell


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

THRILLING WONDER STORIES, February 1940

Contents
DOOM OVER VENUS by Edmond Hamilton
THE LIGHTNING MEN by John Coleman Burroughs and Hulbert Burroughs
DAY OF THE TITANS by Arthur K. Barnes
SECRET OF THE CYCLOTRON by Jackson Gregory Jr
THE THING FROM ANTARES by Myer Krulfeld
TRUE CONFESSION by F. Orlin Tremaine
THE GREAT GOD AWTO by Clark Ashton Smith


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

STARTLING STORIES, March 1941

Contents
SOJARR OF TITAN by Manly Wade Wellman
THE WORLDS OF IF by Stanley G. Weinbaum
THE ETERNAL MOMENT by Robert Arthur
OVER THE SPACE-WAVES by Stanton A. Coblentz


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 130 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

CRACK DETECTIVE STORIES, January 1947

Contents
PLACE OF SHADOWS by Robert C. Dennis
A PAIR OF GLASSES by Charles O. Richardson Jr.
MURDER, MAMACITA, MURDER! by Talmage Powell
THE DARKNESS KILLER by Norman A. Daniels
SLIGHT DETAIL by David Morrisson
KING OF KILLERS by Emil Petaja
PORTRAIT OF A PUNK by Tom Thursday
THE IRON GOD by Rex Whitechurch
A MATTER OF MINUTES by E. Starr
MAKING A MAN'S WORD COUNT by Kenneth P. Wood
HOMICIDE'S HARLEQUIN by Hugh Gallagher
ACCORDING TO THE BOOK by Georgie


Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 100 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

QUEST OF THE DAWN MAN

This action-packed novel of the days of mighty mammoths, sabertooth tigers, and courageous cavemen is one of the classics
of the author who has been considered to be the Edgar Rice Burroughs of France.

Trade Paperback,6 x 9 inch, 160 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $10.95

 
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Tarzan and the City of Gold

Tarzan finds himself wandering the distant lands of Abyssinia, lured by the secrets and mystery of that land. And it is in one far place that the strange white warrior in armor of ivory leads him to the luxurious court of the most beautiful woman in the world, to slavery, to the arena, to the lion pit, to an atmosphere of love and hate, of intrigue and murder, to new friends and powerful enemies, to the throne of the Great God Thoos, to flaming Xarator, and to the horrors of the Grand Hunt.

Trade Paperback, 308 pages

Our Price $12.95


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
The Return of the Mucker


He grew up a mucker because he was raised in the alleys of a gang-infested district of Chicago, among murderous thugs and porch-climbers. But you will find him—Billy Byrne—as extraordinary a character as the world-famous Tarzan. A violent hater of law and order because of his environment, he found himself accused of a murder, though innocent, which hurled him into a series of startling adventures on land and sea, into a finer regard for law and into the great romance. This is a second installment of the exciting life of Billy Byrne, the “Mucker”. Admirers of that vigorous personality will find him here, fighting in Mexico and loving chivalrously.

Trade Paperback,6 x 9 inch, 302 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95







 
JUNGLE GIRLS - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
by Mitch Maglio (Editor), Craig Yoe (Editor), Matt Baker (Illustrator), Maurice Whitman (Illustrator), L.B. Cole (Illustrator)

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

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

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


Hardcover, 9" x 11", 160 pages, $29.99


Justin Marriott
THE COLLECTED PULP HORROR
Now available!

The Collected Pulp Horror.
Bringing issues 1-3 back into print in a new omnibus edition.

A collection of the out-of-print first three issues of Pulp Horror, the fanzine dedicated to vintage horror fiction from pulps, magazines and paperbacks.
Interviews, articles and reviews on 50 years of classic horror fiction.

Paperback: 130 pages
Product Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches
$5.99



   
 

LONE RANGER VOLUME 3 #5  - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Bob Q (Cover) John Cassaday

The Lone Ranger and Tonto miraculously come back from the dead to force a final showdown with the ranchers for the future of the Texas Panhandle.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Debunking the Sergeant Preston of the Yukon myth - New!
The day Silver rescued The Lone Ranger
Hopalong Cassidy meets Judy Canova
The Latest Books from Bear Manor Media
Thurston the Magician: The 1932-1933 Radio Program
WEIRD TALES the Radio Program



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

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

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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




Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: FREDERICK C. DAVIS “Death to the Witness.”
- New!
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: RAYMOND CHANDLER “Guns at Cyrano’s.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT E. HOWARD “The Horror from the Mound.”
Hero Pulp Stories I’m Reading: GORDON E. WARNKE “Whispering Monk.”
Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER – The Face Lifter.
Western Pulp Stories I’m Reading: ERLE STANLEY GARDNER “Carved in Sand.”
Podcast Noted: Interview with Pulp Writer FRANK BONHAM.


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

MAIO-SHAN

Black Dove
The Wraith
Midnight Guardian
The Black Spectre

New World Order: Hero U.N.I.O.N. - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

Billionaires all over the world are disappearing without a trace! There are no ransoms, no corpses. The fates of the missing men are a mystery. U.N.I.O.N. -- the United Nations Intelligence Operatives Network -- is called in to investigate. Fifty years ago, U.N.I.O.N. began the Spartan program to develop superhuman agents. Now, these agents no longer depend on devices for their super powers. Now their genes have been modified to reproduce the super abilities of the Sixties' wondrous devices.

Series: Hero U.N.I.O.N. (Book 1)
Paperback: 252 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
$15.00








North-West Adventures - Now online!

Black Dog Books - New!
Northern Comic Covers
- New!
North-West Stories-Romances
Roger Sherman Lerch (1890-1953)

(1953) More Rat River Trapper

Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940)

Top-Notch Covers

All-Story Covers
Man and Wolf





Programming for PulpFest 2019

Thursday, August 15
Evening Programming

8:15 – 9:00 PM — Robert H. Davis — The Man Who Made ARGOSY (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — From Pulps to Comics — Pulp Influences in the Comic Book Medium (Jim Beard)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

Friday, August 16
Afternoon Programming

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

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


Saturday, August 17
Afternoon Programming

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

Evening Programming
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon: A Philip José Farmer Presentation
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM —  Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)



Announcing PulpFest 2019

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

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

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

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


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Gunman Wanted" by Allan K. Echols from POPULAR WESTERN, November, 1941
The Stranger from Concho Locks Horns With the Toughest Passel of Killers in a Lawless Range!

"Mom Petrelli's Boy" by Gerry Seton from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, January, 1941
Detective Joe Moran Wears His Heart on His Sleeve - but There's Plenty of Courage in It!

"Desert Dust" by Hapsburg Liebe from ACE-HIGH, December 18, 1932
The town bully gets crossways with two old, old prospectors, not knowing they were once notorious gun fighters. Their plan to get even with him involves selling him a gold claim that, well, isn't as big as it appears.





The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

A Basic Science-Fiction Library
 
Cirsova Magazine: Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She
Who Killed Cock Robin? by Henry Kuttner
2019 Planetary Award Nominations  
A Short Break for the Holidays



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Dark City
 - New!
Vincent
MIAO-SHAN: The Awakening
HILI
The Legend of Black Dove



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

Index to the Weird Tales Collector fanzine - New!
Merle Constiner - biographical article
An inside look at Ziff Davis in the pulp years
Richard Deming - Detective/Mystery author
Mystery pulpster - guess who
Joe Gores - Author, Detective
MVPs - Most Valuable Pulp issues  
The Klondike gold rush @ the Fairbanks Community Museum


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Equalizer #1 - New!
New Pulp Author Colleen Drippe
The Lineup
The Roaring Twenties & The Heroic Thirties May Not Be What We Imagined
New Pulp Author: Jens H. Altmann
I Cover The Murder Front

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #93 Audiobook
The Benevolent Order of Death
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!


A strange hypnotic power of persuasion; the blind, deathless loyalty of innocent thousands; and a ruthless use of the hostage system — these were the weapons of Barnum Wright, leader of the Benevolent Order of Americans! Because of them, Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, was handicapped at the very beginning of his battle to prove that the B.O.A. was a “front” for the most invulnerable band of murdering pirates ever to be organized!
 
Spider Author Norvell W. Page, described the character he largely created this way: “For Richard Wentworth was a nemesis of the night, a swift and secret avenger who meted out lethal justice to those of the Underworld who dared to raise their hand against humanity; he was the man known throughout half the civilized world as the Spider, and tonight he wore the disguise that would instantly identify him as that dread killer. A long, black cape covered twisted shoulders. A broad-brimmed hat tightly pulled down over a lank wig shadowed a beak-nosed face. The eyes that glittered there were steely with bitter hatred.”



Wentworth himself believed in his mission implicitly:
 
“He was, he told himself, no longer a human being, but a cause. He was the Spider! He must live to defend humanity....”
 
The reader could easily believe it. With a “cold cosmic anger” in his eyes, the Spider performed feats of preternatural endurance that would have demolished an ordinary mortal.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the action to vibrant life, narrating with a fever-pitch intensity. The Benevolent Order of Death originally published in The Spider magazine, June, 1941.


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

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



From Canada, now prostrate under a tyrant rule, had come the threat that warned Operator #5. The three bandit nations of Europe were planning a monstrous, unprovoked invasion of this country — and he must cross the sea with two hundred volunteer aides in a desperate undercover battle. One by one, the gallant members of that doomed company of patriots died, willing sacrifices on the altar of patriotism, buried in foreign fields. Finally, having matched the enemy’s secret agents, man for man, Operator #5 alone was left to confront that mighty, mechanized army, already landed and ravaging freedom’s sacred shores!


 
For his first effort, The Masked Invasion, Operator #5 author Frederick C. Davis selected a super-scientific menace, but he soon began pitting James Christopher—Operator #5 of the United States Intelligence Service—against the Yellow Empire, thinly-disguised European dictators, and other torn-from-the-headlines global actors. The more Operator #5 exploits Davis and subsequent writers wrote, the more horrific the threats to national security became: Wicked would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket. Davis’ tales were disciplined, yet apocalyptic—a difficult accomplishment when you are tasked to turn out a 50,000-word novel every 30 days! And all this would lead to the epic Pulp Classic - The Purple Invasion.
 
Investigating a strange attack from friendly but helpless Canada, Operator 5 learned that to save his country from the most astounding invasion in history, he and his volunteer aides must cross the sea to fight a desperate undercover battle with the three bandit nations of the Old World — and match American agents against their foes in the grim hope that he might overwhelm a ruthless enemy!
 
The Suicide Battalion is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the July-August 1938 issue of Operator #5 magazine.

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

Regular price:
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Air War eBook
Captain Danger #4 - Summer 1941

Now available!

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

 
Table of Contents:

A Complete Sky Action Novel
Captain Danger In Egypt
by Lieutenant Scott Morgan
A Yank pilot goes all out for Britain, battling vultures of the air over the blazing Libyan Desert in a mighty effort to smash the threat of a deadly new Axis weapon!
 
Glory Trailer — A Complete Novelet
by F.E. Rechnitzer
Simmons laughed at modern flyers till a routine flight proved the old war had no fury like the one he scorned.
 
Spitfire Baby — Swift-Action Short Story
by Joe Archibald
Ronny was out for the Nazi who stole his uncle’s teddy bear, but fate went him one better!
 
France Will Fly Again — Swift-Action Short Story
by Robert Sidney Bowen
Chubby Keene follows a flying ghost to a scene of revenge for the ruthless treacheries of the past.
 
The Gate Of Doom — Swift-Action Short Story
by M. Wheeler-Nicholson
At the mercy of Berber tribesmen, “Red” Griffen fights to save an English Force from grim annihilation!
 
Student Pilot — Swift-Action Short Story
by Lieut. Frank Johnson
Major Denny Carroll tangles with a rookie!
 
Propwash — Special Feature
by Joe Archibald
A live-wire department for readers.
 
Off The Runway — Aviation Feature
Interesting, timely news and notes.
 
New Planes For America! — Special Feature
by Don Glassman
The expansion of the United States aviation industry.

 
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



The Serial Squadron
Now available!

THE SCARLET HORSEMAN DVD
Featuring Paul Guilfoyle
and Victoria Horne


Rarely-seen masked-rider serial in which the title character poses as a mythological figure during a conflict with the Comanche. A greedy woman uses the alias "Matoska" and the acquisition of a sacred sword to try to divide Texas.

13 Episodes / Black and White
4 hours 40 minutes
Restored picture and audio
Dual-layer DVD

Extras: The Scarlet Cloak audition program

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The Serial Squadron
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SPY SMASHER
Blu-Ray/DVD


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

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Solar Pons: The Adventures of Solar Pons (Volume 1 - 9) - Now available!
By August Derleth

Belanger Books (in association with Arkham House) has reissued all of the original Solar Pons books in brand new editions.
They have also published The Papers of Solar Pons, a new Solar Pons collection by David Marcum.


The Solar Pons series by August Derleth
Set in London from 1919–1939, this slightly updated version of the Holmes stories features the detective Solar Pons, his partner Dr. Parker, a brother named Bancroft, and Mrs. Johnson the landlady. 
Highly recommended, with better stories, plots and puzzles than most Holmes pastiches.


Once again in old London, "the game is afoot." In these pastiches of the Sacred Writings, written when he was nineteen and twenty, August Derleth has recreated the London of Sherlock Holmes. It does not matter that the familiar name has become Solar Pons, or that the familiar Baker Street has become Praed Street — something of the nostalgic charm and fascination, of the remembered quickening of the pulse and the familiar settings of the original London of Sherlock Holmes, has been recaptured in these pages. And what intriguing titles there arc to these twelve pastiches, chosen from among a greater number! Here are "The Adventure of the Frightened Baronet" — about a spectral image of Siva seen at a country estate beyond London; "The Adventure of the Purloined Periapt" — which is the purest of pastiches and perhaps the closest of all the tales in this book to the original spirit; "The Adventure of the Norcross Riddle" —containing some of the neatest deduction in the book; "The Adventure of the Man with the Broken Face" — a tale of "dark waters"; and eight others. "No doubt," writes Vincent Starrett in his Introduction, "we — and by we, I mean those frantic and incurable Sherlockians who, with August Derleth, deplore the paucity of canonical entertainments — should rather have more of the great originals, but we accept the imitations, faute de mieux, to satisfy a normal appetite. And we accept them with enthusiasm. They are the work of affectionate minds and hands. There is no intention to deceive. These stories, and others in their field, are intended only to please. They are nostalgic reminders of vanished days and nights in Baker Street."

In Re: Sherlock Holmes—The Adventures of Solar Pons
The Memoirs of Solar Pons
The Return of Solar Pons
The Reminiscences of Solar Pons
The Casebook of Solar Pons
The Chronicles of Solar Pons
The Novels of Solar Pons
The Apocrypha of Solar Pons
Papers of Solar Pons
by David Marcum

There is also a Kickstarter for The New Adventures of Solar Pons, the first anthology of Solar Pons stories from multiple authors!  



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

The Finger of Death by Henry Keyworth
The Devil’s Dozen by Frederick C. Davis
Revenge Rides the Range by Will Frame
Elizabeth Anthony’s MURDER novels


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

The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Four - New!
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Three  - New!
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part Two
The Thompson-Pendragon Controversy-Part One 
Who Was Arthur Pendragon?
C. Hall Thompson (1923-1991)
Viking Adventure  
 

Thrilling Adventure Yarns
A celebration of the Pulp Magazines
New Kickstarter Project now online!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by February 19, 2019 9:01 PM EST.

The pulp magazines were a gateway to other worlds and times. It was where some of the greatest writers of the 20th Century got their start and some of the most iconic characters made their debut, from Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and John Carter to Maxwell Grant's The Shadow to Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian.

Without the pulps, comic books may never have introduced the super-hero...and then where would we be today?

The pulp magazine era was bristling with brawny men and statuesque women globetrotting, and getting into and out of danger. Their exploits quickened the pulses of their readers, young and old alike. They gave rise to some of the most enduring heroes known the world 'round.

To honor and celebrate a bygone era, I have partnered with most of my Crazy 8 Press team. If you've loved Aaron Rosenberg's work on ReDeus or From this is Hell or Paul Kupperberg's super-hero comics and adventure stories or the intergalactic adventures from Mary Fan or the noirish stylings of Russ Colchamiro, then you know what you're in for. Aaron, Paul, Mary, the late Glenn Hauman, and Michael Jan Friedman are all signed on for the project.

Additionally, I have assembled a stellar line-up of other writers – Derek Tyler Attico, Jim & Becky Beard, Paige Daniels, Kathleen O'Shea David, Robert T. Jeschonek, Amy Lewanski, Karissa Laurel, and Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg – to produce new thrills and chills, spanning the traditional pulp realms of mystery, sword and sorcery, horror, science fiction, romance, and high adventure, in a volume appropriately titled...Thrilling Adventure Yarns!

Meet Professor Ironheart! The Blue Mask! The Green Lady! Cannon Belle! And many more brand-new heroes that would have made pulp-era creators proud.


We're really excited about Thrilling Adventure Yarns -- in part, at least, because of this great cover by the inestimable British artist Alex Ronald.

An Historic Coup!

We have also secured the rights to a true relic of the glory days of the pulps:
A previously unpublished World War I aviator tale by none other than Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage!
This is a milestone in the history of the pulp magazines, available only to the backers of this campaign.

Here is the exciting line-up: 

Thrilling Two-Fisted Adventures
Opium Dreams    Paige Daniels
The Juggernauts of El Dorado   Robert T. Jeschonek
The Legend of Hammer Jack Curry    Russ Colchamiro
Masks    Michael Jan Friedman
Belle of the Ball    Aaron Rosenberg

Thrilling Mystery Adventure
Girl Running from House  Jim & Beckyn Beard
Trouble Came  Kathleen David

Thrilling War Adventure
Hate Hop    Lester Dent

Thrilling Western Adventure
The Last Gunslinger   Mary Fan

Thrilling Romance Adventure
Not Just an Intern  Amy Lewanski
Name to Come    Jim & Becky Beard
The Green Lady and the Rogue   Karissa Laurel

Thrilling Graphic Adventure
The Invasion from Planet-Ex   Glenn Hauman

Thrilling Alien Adventure
The Third Law    Derek Tyler Attico

Thrilling Occult Adventure
The Outsiders   Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg

Thrilling Sword & Sorcery Adventure
Dreams of Kingdom  Paul Kupperberg
The Crazy Complicated Cat Caper   Will Murray 
Professor Ironheart and the Fuhrerbunker   Peter David
Alien Invasion of Earth     Keith R.A. DeCandido 

Aftermath     Robert Greenberger





WEIRDBOOK #40
Print edition is now available!

Softcover, 256 pages,  6 x 9 inches
$12.00


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

Full contents

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

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

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


Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook

 
WEIRDBOOK ANNUAL #2
Coming soon!





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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









01 February 2019  

2019 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.


2019

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


 



40th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 24, 2019!

There will be over 80 dealer tables with tens of thousands of vintage paperbacks for sale.
You can find every vintage paperback you want or need - from inexpensive filler copies to the most elusive and rare collectibles in the hobby.
There is no telling what might show up. Plan for a fun day of looking. There will be treasures found.
Click HERE for more information.

The show has another excellent lineup of authors and artists scheduled to be present at various times throughout the day.
Come meet the authors and artists. Bring your books and have them sign their works for FREE!
Check the Guest Schedule to plan your day.

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking