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15 June 2018  

Adventure House
Coming soon!

G8 and his Battle Aces #53 - February 1938

Wings For the Dead by Robert J. Hogan
“Watch for the Man in Armor!” were the dying words that G-8 heard, before he started on a hunt through the Skies of Hell where Death is the gruesome host! 
Fly with the Master Spy to the ends of the blooding Air Trails!

A Hog For Punishment by Greaseball Joe


Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95


 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective - May 1948

The Diamond Killers by Robert Wallace
When the U.S. Customs is defrauded, Richard Curtis Van Loan pits himself against an evil merchant of murder who heads a grim combine of criminals! 
Follow the Phantom as he takes a hand in a game of smuggling and slaughter!

Run For Your Life by Norman A. Daniels
Corpse By Mistake by Anthony Tompkins
A Slight Case of Murder by Arthur Leo Zagat
Help the Killer by William O’Sullivan


Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
 

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Detective Short Stories – April 1943

The Secret Weapon Murders by Russell Gray
Catching criminals was Police Chief Regan’s specialty, whether they were petty thieves or big-city gangsters of Nazi spies!

Too Much Murder by Cyril Plunkett
Death Is A Damsel by Robert C. Blackmon
A Corpse For O’Hara by Frederic Sinclair
Japs In The Belfry by L.R. Batman
Dangerous Dame by Eric Howard
Copper’s Kid by Ralph Berard
The Patriotic Phantom by Dale Cochrane
Don’t Worry About the Killer by Thomas Thursday
Cadavers Don’t Make A Fifth Column by Fredric Brown

Cover Artist: Norman Saunders

 
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Albert Payson Terhune
Human Interest Stuff  
Adapted by Rodney Schroeter and William Messner-Loebs
Now available!

From the story by Albert Payson Terhune
Adapted by Rodney Schroeter and William Messner-Loebs
32 pages plus covers, magazine size (8.25 x 10.5 inches)
Color covers, black & white interior


Contents of this comic magazine:
-- 22-page graphic adaptation of “Human Interest Stuff,” a short story written by Albert Payson Terhune, adapted by Rodney Schroeter (writer) and William Messner-Loebs (artist).
-- Background page on Schroeter and Messner-Loebs, where the writer drew the artist and the artist drew the writer.
-- A portrait of Albert Payson Terhune, drawn by Messner-Loebs.
-- The original story, “Human Interests Stuff,” by Albert Payson Terhune.
-- Informational pages on the Terhune Sunnybank Memorial, and the Wisconsin Writers Association.
-- A listing of all of Terhune’s books.
-- Two photos of Terhune.

Here is a quote from the son of the late comic artist Basil Wolverton:
"Human Interest Stuff" engages me on a gut level with at least two of my favorite themes: Dogs and the questioning of authority. Beyond this, William Messner-Leob's elegant but vigorous artistic realization and Rodney Schroeter's adroit literary adaptation of Albert Payson Terhune's short story work together to make a robust graphic narrative. And it's refreshingly nonviolent and upbeat. Give it a read in the morning and you'll feel good all day. -- Monte Wolverton

And here is an endorsement from the greatest painter of the 20th Century (that's not just my opinion; it's a fact):
"Really enjoyed your comic book adaptation. It really took off. Very well done!" -- James Bama


Click HERE for ordering details.





Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press

Will Murray posted the image at the right on his Facebook timeline stating that it is for a secret project.

The art is by Joe DeVito.
The book should be available by the end of this year!

More to come!

Adventures in Bronze






Airship 27 Productions
Drawing Sherlock Holmes


For the past ten years, the best selling Airship 27 Productions series has been, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective.”  The books continued provide fans with brand new, tradition Doyle like mysteries by some of today’s finest New Pulp writers. The books are also graced with some of the most beautiful Sherlock Holmes artwork ever produced by various artists. Several have won awards.

All the art for each volume has been overseen by Airship 27 Productions’ own award winning artist, Rob Davis.  While providing all the design elements for each book, Davis has been the sole artist doing the black and white pencil and ink interior illustrations. In this time he’s done well over a hundred pieces featuring the Great Detective and Dr. Watson. Today Davis is considered one of the premier Sherlock Holmes artist.

Which is why Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce something truly special is being planned for the 12th book in the “Consulting Detective” series. Not only will Davis, for the very first time, provide cover, but all his interior illustrations will be done in pencil only. This will allow the strength and detained beauty of his sketches to be displayed as never before.

The book itself will feature new stories by I.A. Watson, Barbara Doran, Fred Adams Jr. and Brad Mengle. It is due for release within a few weeks.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
NEW PULP WRITER
WINS TWO WESTERN AWARDS



Oklahoma based New Pulp writer Mel Odom recently won two Western Fictioneers award. The first was for Best Western Novel, “Pecos Undertaker” under his penname Colby Jackson and the second for Best Western Short Story, “The Train Robbery,” from “Bass Reeves – Frontier Lawman Vol II” from Airship 27 Productions.  Details can be found here. (https://westernfictioneers.blogspot.com/2018/06/western-fictioneers-announces-8th.html) 

All of us at Airship 27 Productions congratulate Mel on these well deserved awards.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!









Altus Press
New Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts!
Now available!


Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available From Altus Press

We’ve got another batch of pulp logo t-shirts available in the Altus Press online store. These are the authentic logos from the actual pulps. You can order them in a variety of sizes and colors, so what’s the hold-up on you ordering? You need to look your best this summer, so check them out now:

https://shop.spreadshirt.com/altuspress/







Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available
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Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library is Here
Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available online and coming soon to comic shops!

THE SHADOW #130: “Hands in the Dark” and “Murder Marsh”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in classic pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, guided by a hidden mastermind, “Hands in the Dark” deliver sudden death, and the only clue is a blood-red message left by a dead man! Then, as scientists seek an exotic plant and crooks hunt ill-gotten wealth, The Shadow stalks death itself in the haunted “Murder Marsh." This instant collectors item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-248-3 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!

Author and Publisher James Bojaciuk discusses his work

James Bojaciuk is the co-publisher of 18th Wall Productions and a contributing author to several anthologies.  He has a penchant for pulp/noir mystery stories with an occultic twist.  He is also a fan an contributor to Dr. Who inspired fiction in the Faction Paradox series.  We had a free wheeling discussion of so many stories that will fill your reading schedule for most of the summer.
 
Check it out!  You are bound to find several things worth checking out!


Past episodes:
UFOs & Nukes by Robert Hastings (and quite alot more)
Doc Brazen: Millenium Bug - A Doc Savage Pastiche
Secret Agent X, Volume 6 from Airhsip 27
Four in the Way: Vol. 2 of the Saints and Sinners Series
Doc Savage Pastiches
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"

Audible Studios
The Land of Always Night: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Now available!

Doc battles a chalk-white faced villain named Ool who can kill with the touch of a finger and possesses a strange pair of dark goggles. The battle against the villain leads to a lost civilization hidden deep in the earth where Doc and his fabulous five face an otherworldly challenge.

Full cast of narrators includes Roger Clark, Kevin Pariseau, Marc Vietor, Lauren Fortgang, Victor Bevine, Peter Ganim, Angelo Di Loreto, Nick Sullivan, Jonathan Davis, and Gabriel Vaughan.


Listening Length: 5 hours and 3 minutes
$14.99






A Baker's Dozen: Thirteen Essays on the man of Bronze and his Milieu - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


This volume is a collection of the essays I’ve written about Doc Savage. The eleven essays that have appeared elsewhere earlier have been revised for this book. Most, but not all, are included in my chronology of the Doc Savage stories, The Adventures of the Man of Bronze: a Definitive Chronology. Some of these have appeared in various volumes of THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE and THE BRONZE GAZETTE. Two are new, having appeared nowhere before.

Eleven of the thirteen are deductive in nature, while the final two are speculative. What this means is that the eleven are based on evidence in the stories, and logical conclusions drawn. The two speculative essays concern Doc Savage’s family, and the family of Monk Mayfair. These are creative exercises, and not intended to be taken as gospel. Doc Savage inhabits his own universe (though a case could be made, based on Will Murray’s two novels in which Doc teams up with the Shadow, The Sinister Shadow and Empire of Doom, that both characters belong to a Street & Smith universe).

As a bonus, also included is an interview with Will Murray as he was writing what may be the final Wild Adventure of the Man of Bronze.


Kindle Price:    $3.00
Kindle  


Black Dog Books
Claimed! / Avalon
by Francis Stevens, Gene Christie (Editor), and F. Paul Wilson (Introduction)

Now available!

From the pen of Francis Stevens, the Grand Mistress of Dark Fantasy, come two classic novels of weird fascination.

Claimed!
The Atlantic vomits forth a stream of boiling lava and a new land mass is formed. Crewmen from a passing ship investigate and are puzzled to discover a mysterious blue-green box bearing an enigmatic inscription on this virgin island. The box passes through multiple hands, and a bizarre fate seems to follows all those who acquire it, eventually leading to a confrontation as the true owner comes forth to claim this mystical ancient artifact!

Avalon
What dark mystery shrouds this island community off the Carolina coast? What black shadow is draped over Cliff House, the ancestral home of the Avalon family? Uncover the startling revelations in this tale of conspiracy and long-buried secrets.

With an introduction by F. Paul Wilson, Grand Master Award Recipient, Horror Writers of America

Includes the first photograph of Francis Stevens/Gertrude Bennett to ever see print!


Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95

Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
The Golden Cat: A Further Adventure of Peter the Brazen
by George F. Worts, Tom Roberts (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!
In the clutches of the Devil of Shanghai!

Peter Moore, informally known as Peter the Brazen, the master of adventurous intrigue, has returned to China. And this can mean but one thing. . . . Trouble is sure to follow!

In George F. Worts’ follow up novel to the best selling Peter the Brazen, Peter Moore again finds himself embroiled in East Asian intrigue and suspense.

Gloria Dale, the beautiful, golden-haired, blue-eyed American god-daughter to Prince Chu, is kidnapped from a temple in Ly-Chang by the treacherous Fong-Chi-Ah.

Word has reached Peter Moore. The pursuit of Gloria Dale unleashes a deadly chain of startling events, culminating in the ultimate showdown between Peter and Fong, the Devil of Shanghai.

Also included is a previously unknown story of Peter Moore.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
First time in paperback.


Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95
Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
Outlaws of the Sun: And Other Tales to Astound
by Victor Rousseau, Tom Roberts (Introduction), Morgan Wallace (Foreword)

Now available!

Across the vast reaches of space stretch these spirited works of classic science fiction and speculative fantasy from Victor Rousseau, author of The Messiah of the Cylinder and Draft of Eternity.

The Atom Smasher
A blinding light, the frantic oscillation of the Atom Smasher— and two innocents are plunged into the awful nothingness of the fifth dimension, where neither space nor time exists, only a sense of death, awful and indescribable. Will these innocents be sacrificed upon the altar of science? Only inventor Tode can decide.

Revolt on Inferno
Banished from Earth and sent to a doomed planet, fifty men—and one woman—find themselves condemned to a fate worse than death!

The Beetle Horde
Only two adventurers stand in the way of Bram’s horrible revenge—unleashing an armada of man-sized beetles upon a defenseless world.

Outlaws of the Sun
Transported to Circe, outermost of the planets, three intrepid explorers fall victim to the designs of a mad scientist.

These and other works are sure to astonish and entertain!

With an introduction by Tom Roberts
Foreword by Morgan Wallace


Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #18
Now available!

Recognizing Wings and the Air War Pulps and publisher Harold Hersey
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

CONTENTS
Wings and the Air War Pulps
“Fighting Aces of War Skies,” by Steve Young and Mike Chomko, “Fiction Takes Wing,” by August Lenniger, “Writers A-Wing,” by Arch Whitehouse

Hersey
Articles, Fiction and Verse by Harold Hersey: “A Brief Autobiography,” “Twenty Years in the Editorial Harness,” “Portraits of Authors Who Call Upon Me,” “The Velvet Footed Camels,” “An Experiment in Cooperation,” “The Mysterious Package,” “The Half-Gods,” “The Dreamers,” “The Hidden Bells”

“A Free Range Discourse with F. Paul Wilson,” by Tom Roberts

Film Focus
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2018,” by Ed Hulse


Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS: PULPOURRI
By Ed Hulse, Rick Lai, Will Murray, Laurie Powers, Jeffrey Shanks, Dave Smith
Edited by Ed Hulse
Now available and begins shipping May 7!

Webster's Dictionary describes Potpourri as "a miscellaneous collection."
Murania Press describes Pulpourri as "a miscellaneous collection of well-written, impeccably researched essays on pulp fiction and how it influenced American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

This latest volume in the BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS series has been assembled by Ed Hulse, co-editor of Amazon's best-selling THE ART OF THE PULPS, from contributions by some of today's most distinguished pop-culture scholars and archeologists. Their lengthy, informative essays are profusely illustrated with pulp and book covers, interior artwork, rare photographs, and movie posters. And the works herein are new to this volume, not culled from back issues of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER.

Hulse leads off the book with a 15,000-word piece on the masterwork of celebrated mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart: THE BAT, which began life as a 1907 pulp yarn and over the next several decades was revived in books, movies, and even a hit Broadway play. More importantly, it influenced the creation of Batman by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

In other essays: Jeffrey Shanks looks at colonialism in the pulps. Dave Smith chronicles the exploits of the original Suicide Squad, a trio of hard-charging FBI agents from the pulp ACE G-MAN STORIES. Laurie Powers profiles Street & Smith's top female editor, Daisy Bacon, who made LOVE STORY MAGAZINE the top-selling pulp and ended her career trying to revive the flagging SHADOW and DOC SAVAGE pulps. Will Murray reveals the early literary efforts of Robert Maxwell, best known for producing the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN radio and TV shows but also a prolific contributor to the notorious girlie pulps published by DC Comics head honcho Harry Donenfeld. And in a massive (18,000 words), exhaustively researched piece, Rick Lai discusses the use of ancient religion and mythology in the works of Conan creator Robert E. Howard. This essay is accompanied by a reprint of Howard's "Black Talons," a weird mystery from 1933 and one of his most obscure stories.

In the realm of motion pictures adapted from pulp yarns, Ed Hulse documents the making of HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS, the 1938 Republic serial version of William L. Chester's classic adventure yarn from BLUE BOOK magazine. And we present what may be the only surviving photos taken on location during production of the aborted 1935 film featuring Street & Smith's Western-pulp hero Pete Rice.

Blood 'n' Thunder Presents #4
Introduction by Ed Hulse
Trade paperback, 8 1/2 x 11
, 216 pages
$24.95

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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

Coming Soon from Murania Press: THE WILD WEST OF FICTION AND FILM



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

Happy Birthday, Iris Meredith!
2018 Windy City Film Program

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December
THE ART OF THE PULPS: Here at last!

Bold Venture Press
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL
By Peter David
Coming in July!

Bold Venture Press will release a brand new ZORRO novel in July in both paperback and hard cover, a brand new addition to our six volumes of original pulp fiction stories by Johnston McCulley.
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL, along with a bonus story entitled “Diego and the Baron,” licensed by Zorro Productions, are written by Peter David. writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, Fallen Angel, Spider-Man 2099 and X-Factor.

His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon's Space Cases, which he co-created with Bill Mumy. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff", and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real-world issues with humor and references to popular culture, as well as elements of metafiction and self-reference.

David has earned multiple awards for his work, including a 1992 Eisner Award, a 1993 Wizard Fan Award, a 1996 Haxtur Award, a 2007 Julie Award and a 2011 GLAAD Media Award.




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: The Green Hornet
Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Subscribe for 2018
 
Subscribe for 2018 now, as the price will rise after this special offer ends!
The 2018 Issues are numbers 81, 82, and 83.

Please note that Bronze Gazette Special Editions are not included in any subscription, but may be purchased separately.

Only $30.00
 
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #81 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Dan Brereton
"The State of the World of Bronze" by Chuck Welch
"Notes on a Doc Savage Illustration" by
Dan Brereton
"The Stories Behind the Story" by David Avallone
"Reviewing the Ring of Fire" by Bobb Cotter
"The Girl Who Hated Doc Savage" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"Doc Savage and the WEP" by Julián Paga
"Sons of Savage: Doc Caliban" by Art Sippo, MD
"Doc Has a Gun!" by Michael Ingalls
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 – Cold War, by Kris Neville
The Pulp Swordsmen: Michel de Guyon
The Phantom, Arifureta, and Ignition!
Sensor Sweep: Sudden Rescue, Solo, Stasis, H. Warner Munn
The Pulp Swordsmen: Leif Langdon
The Destroyer: Dr. Quake


Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 1 - Coming in January!
Written by ROY THOMAS with BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN JAKES, MICHAEL MOORCOCK and JAMES CAWTHORN

Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH with GIL KANE and JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


Know, oh prince, that in the year 1970, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, sword in hand, slashed his way into four-color life. This January, ahead of Conan’s triumphant return to Marvel Comics, Marvel is proud to announce the release of CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS. Fully remastered, this tome features Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s ground-breaking adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s iconic character.

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1-26 from 1970-1973–as well as material from 1971’s SAVAGE TALES #1 and #4, CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4, and CONAN CLASSIC #1-11–the CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS omnibus presents each story in all its glory, from covers to letter pages, all painstakingly restored to match the beauty of the original editions.

Relive the early exploits of Conan across shining kingdoms of an age undreamed of, as he becomes thief, slayer and a legend.


Check out some sample artwork of the restored works at the links below.






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


DC TRIP: The Museum that 007 Built
- New!
Forgotten Books: THE LEGION OF THE LIVING DEAD by Carroll John Daly (1937)  
Forgotten Books: THE BODY LOOKS FAMILIAR / THE LATE MRS. FIVE by Richard Wormser
DC TRIP: WWI Fighters at the Air and Space Museum 
DC TRIP: Killer Spy Gadgets (Part 1) 
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book (1946) 
DC TRIP: Space Stuff


The Digest Enthusiast #8
 Now available and recommended!

The eight spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Interview with Michael Bracken, author of over 1,200 short stories

News Digest
News Digest Previews and news from AHMM, Amazing Stories, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Broadswords and Blasters, Crime Syndicate Magazine, D&O:The Magazine, EconoClash Review, EQMM, F&SF, Fate, Hot Lead, Men of Violence, Monster!, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Nostalgia Digest, Paperback Parade, PulpFest 2018, Pulp Horror, Pulp Literature, Pulp Modern, Sleazy Reader, and Switchblade; writers Tom Brinkmann, Steve Carper, Peter Enfantino, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Vince Nowell, Sr., and Art Taylor; and artists Michael Neno and Bob Vojtko.

Articles
Manhunt 1953 part three by Peter Enfantino
Gamma: New Frontiers in Fiction by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Connie Kreski Conundrum by Tom Brinkmann
One-and-Dones part two by Steve Carper
Tribute to Joe Wehrle, Jr. by Richard Krauss
First Issues: Complete, Verdict, and Shell Scott
Western Magazine by Peter Enfantino


Fiction
Fiction by Josh Pachter and Robert Snashall

Over 100 cover images, 152 pages
Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Photos, artwork, and cartoons by Amber Bracken, Marc Myers, Lori-Ann Reif, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr.

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


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99



 
 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Double Trouble

Occult Detective Quarterly No. 4 Spring 2018
Weird Menace Vol. 1
The Digest Enthusiast No. 8

Adrian Cole’s Mirrorman

Paperback Parade #101 April 2018
Lawrence Block’s Death of Mallory Queen

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard: Part Three - New!
Quick Reviews: The Snake-Man's Bane
The DMRtian Chronicles - 4/29/2018
Out of Space and Time by Clark Ashton Smith
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Harold Lamb
Who "Made" Conan and Robert E. Howard? -- Part One

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR
Coming in September!

SAVAGE PELLUICAR
ERB’s seventh and final novel in the series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-248) -
with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter and a new Foreword by Richard Lupoff and Preface by Phil Burger.  

Each Set Includes:

Two matching number books signed by the contributors.
Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and Thomas Grindberg.
30+ Story Illustrations including:

  Color artwork by Frazetta, Jusko and St. John (newly colorized)
  B&W illustrations by Takebe(16), Ivie, St. John and Grindberg.
Custom Slipcases, High Quality Paper and Bindings - 80# Finch in a vellum finish, vintage style book cloth, map endpapers, bookmarks and sewn bindings.

First Time in Hardback: ERB’s unpublished dj blurb, 2-page illustrated title pages for each of the four novellas.

Anticipated Ship Date Aug. 31st 2018


PRE-ORDER for THE LIMITED EDITION SET - SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR (1 of 248 signed/numbered)
$199.99





 

Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology
Now available!
Limited Edition - Only 380 copies still available!


This four volume set is Pre-Order Only! Reserve Your copy Today! Comes in a slipcase!

The Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology contains over 1,200 pages of material, spread over four volumes and includes 5000+ illustrations and 140,000 words. Its massive in scope and scale.

Written by Michael Tierney who worked closely with and was officially sanctioned by all the people at Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. to bring this massive project to life.

The ERBAC is as much an narrative history of ERB's publications as it is a visual history. Michael Tierney has combed the archives and gathered together a vast treasure trove of art, from pulp covers, to interior art, from novels that range on both sides of the Atlantic to the vast array of comic books that sported ERB's amazing creations. He's taken these and woven them into a discussion that explores the many facets of the various industries and Burroughs' place within them.

Officially licensed and sanctioned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this nearly 1,200 page examination of the vast publishing illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs is divided into four parts.
You can click on the LINK below to view sample pages.
NOTE: the resolution on the samples is reduced to make for faster downloads.


Volume 1: The Pulps The Dawn of the Age of Science Fiction
Volume 2: The Books Literature With Sharp Cutting Edges
Volume 3: Comics The Universal Language Part 1
Volume 4: Comics The Universal Language Part 2
Volume 4: Comics The Univseral Language Part 2 (UK material)


$250.00








GREEN HORNET #4 - Arriving in comic shops June 20!
(Writer) Amy Chu (Art) German Erramouspe (Cover) Mike McKone, Mike Choi


Kato orders the Hornet team to Hong Kong where they'll need to break into the ultra-secure National Bank of China in order to find the answers they need.
But will they be able to pull off this daring heist without attracting the attention of the public's new favorite hero, the Oko?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






 

Hermes Press: PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 07: THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA HORSE - Arriving in comic shops June 20!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Cover) George Wilson

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books, starting in August 2016 and continuing until the conclusion of the series in Volume 15! This exciting installment, Volume 7 offers the tale: "The Mystery of The Sea Horse!"

Famed artist George Wilson (Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Phantom) painted the cover for Volume #7 as he did with all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy!

A palatial 200 foot yacht, “The Sea Horse” – a luxurious private island guarded by fierce dogs – all the property of the suave and charming Chris Danton.
What is the source of his seemingly inexhaustible wealth? What is the grim secret behind the “ageless” smile of the master of The Sea Horse?
The Phantom's sweetheart, beautiful Diana Palmer, innocently stumbles into Danton's web and finds herself caught up in an evil conspiracy from which she can be saved only by the power and ingenuity of the Phantom – The Ghost Who Walks.


Softcover, 6x9, 144 pages, B&W, $14.99




Hermes Press: PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 08: THE HYDRA MONSTER  - Arriving in comic shops June 20!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Cover) George Wilson

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books, starting in August 2016 and continuing until the conclusion of the series in Volume 15! This exciting installment, Volume 8 offers the tale: "The Hydra Monster!"

Famed artist George Wilson (Dr. Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, The Phantom) painted the cover for Volume #8 as he did with all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy!

What is the meaning of HYDRA – a mysterious evil that spans oceans and continents? Who are the black clad men– with V's tattooed on shaven skulls – who appear in the wake of wars, earthquakes, fires, and other catastrophes?
The final mumbled words of a dying man draw the PHANTOM into an amazing web of violence, crime, and murder – the web of THE HYDRA MONSTER.


Softcover, 6x9, 144 pages, B&W, $14.99






Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Mighty Warriors Arrive

Mighty Warriors
Lankhmar
Chainsaw and Corris
Flamehair

JAMES BOND: THE BODY #6 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops June 20!
Writer: Ales Kot
Art: 
Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Luca Casalanguida

A pub. A meeting between old friends. But is it just what it seems? All threads of The Body converge, and Bond has to face the consequence of his actions.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


JAMES BOND: FOREVER AND A DAY - U.S. edition coming November 6; U.K. edition now available!
by Anthony Horowitz 


A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Forever and a Day is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, taking readers into the very beginning of James Bond’s illustrious career and the formation of his identity.
 
M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. “We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.”

“‘It’s Bond, sir,'” the Chief of Staff replied. “James Bond.”

The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time.

One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand.

It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organized crime.

It’s time for James Bond to earn his license to kill.


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $26.99


Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.4 inches
£11.31






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE MOON TERROR

Four stories from the pages of WEIRD TALES pulp magazine:
"The Moon Terror" by A. G. Birch, "Ooze" by Anthony M. Rud, "Penelope" by Vincent Starrett, and "An Adventure in the Fourth Dimension" by Farnsworth Wright.


Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 198 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95







 
 

Justin Marriott
PULP HORROR #7
Coming soon!

PULP HORROR #7
Issue 7 of Pulp Horror will be out later this Summer and available through Amazon.
The cover as illustrated by Rik Rawling.  
It’s a Mummy special, with features and checklists on its appearance in comics, short stories and novels. 
 
Paperback: 50 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.99




Amazon.com

Justin Marriott
HOT LEAD #2
MEN OF VIOLENCE #10

Coming soon!

Hot Lead 2
Front cover painted and designed by Tony Masero.


Men of Violence 10
Front cover illustrated and designed by Rik Rawling.


Amazon.com



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

78/52 Hitchcock Shower Scene
Purview Press: The Saint and the Falcon
Netfiix brings back Lost in Space
The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television


Meteor House
T-shirts, Mugs, hats, coffee tumblers
Now available!

Meteor House is pleased to announce some cool merchandise celebrating this year's FarmerCon 100 (the gathering celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great SF author Philip José Farmer).

In the early days of FarmerCons we used to design and print T-shirts showcasing some of the fantastic art associated with Farmerphile and our convention programs.

We’ve decided to resurrect that idea for FarmerCon 100 (held in conjunction with PulpFest 2018) and are pleased to announce a CafePress merchandise shop for you to peruse:

https://www.cafepress.com/meteorhouse

As you go into the site you’ll see a link to FarmerCon 100. There we have loaded T-shirts and a few other items we think you might enjoy owning.

For our fans who are actually attending PulpFest/FarmerCon this year, it would be very cool to bring and wear your FarmerCon T-shirt! We’d love to later festoon the Meteor House website and Facebook page with images of fans not only having a great time, but having a great time whilst wearing Farmer apparel.

Unfortunately we will not be able to have any T-shirts available for sale at the Meteor House table at PulpFest 2018 (the logistics of carrying a range of designs and sizes precludes that for us) so attendees please order direct from CafePress ahead of time if you want to proclaim your love of Farmer to everyone at PulpFest.

We *will* have some of the other swag (coffee mugs, coffee tumblers, hats, etc.) for purchase at the Meteor House table--just not the t-shirts, so please order those ahead of time.

We don't want to leave out our fans who unfortunately cannot come to FarmerCon/PulpFest, so we’ve also taken the opportunity to load in some T-shirts and merchandise from prior FarmerCons. Please check it out!

Without wanting to raise any expectations, if you feel there’s something you would love to see in future in the shop please let us know. Depending on feedback we’re happy to add further items to the store, it’s just unlikely that would be done in time for you to order for FarmerCon100.

P.S. All of the wonderful imagery on our t-shirts, mugs, etc., was done by the inimitable Keith Howell. Thank you, Keith!!






Mike Chomko -  May/June 2018 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for May/June 2018

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

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

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



The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

Super Savant - New!

The Crimson Devil
Dr. Shadows
The Man of The Mist
The Velvet Wasp
The Vigilantes

Nodens Books
Now available!

THE CULT MURDERS

A forgotten pseudonymous pulp thriller by Leonard Cline (1893-1929), author of two brilliant books God Head (1925) and The Dark Chamber (1927). 
The Cult Murders originally appeared in Detective Fiction Weekly in the summer of 1928 and now appears in book-form for the first time. 
Not to be compared with Cline's higher quality work under his own name, his pseudonymous pulp thrillers are best read solely for entertainment.


Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates)
Amazon.com  Amazon.co.uk
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Lulu.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates.




THE MAN WHO LIVED BACKWARDS AND OTHER STORIES by Charles F. Hall

The anthology Tales Before Narnia (2008) included a story which partly inspired The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.
That story was "The Man Who Lived Backwards" by Charles F. Hall. 
Hall wrote two other short stories, making in total three stories, all in the style of H.G. Wells. 
This booklet collects all three stories, the entire known output by the promising Charles F. Hall.

Hardcover edition ($22.00), sold only directly via Lulu.
Trade paperback edition ($10.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates)
Amazon.com
Trade paperback edition ($10.00) sold via Lulu.




Occult Detective Quarterly #4 - Now available!

Contents
 John Linwood Grant: Editorial
 Sam L. Edwards & Yves Tourigny “Borkchito: Occult Doggo Detective” (comic)
 Simon Avery “Songs for Dwindled Gods” art by Andy Paciorek
 Davide Mana “Black Frog and Black Scarab” art by Mutartis Boswell
 Sarah Hans “Charms”
 Josh Reynolds “The Bascomb Rug”
 Justin Guleserian “The Burning Pile”
 Aaron Vlek “The Case of the Black Lodge” art by Robert Freeman
 Rhys Hughes “The French Lieutenant’s Gurning”
 Paul M. Feeney “Those Who Live in Shadow”
 Dale W. Glaser “Abduction in Ash” a Kellan Oakes Adventure
 Aaron Besson “Yellow Light District”
 Sam Gafford “Occult Legion” Chapter Four: Faultlines”
 Dave Brzeski: Reviews
 James Bojaciuk: Aural Apparitions


Paperback: 104 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
$9.95





Off-Trail Publications
THE THING’S INCREDIBLE!
THE SECRET ORIGINS OF WEIRD TALES
by  John Locke

Coming soon!

The Thing’s Incredible! is a sweeping revisionist history of the founding of Weird Tales, one of the most influential and entertaining pulp magazines of them all.

Its first two years (1923-24) was a period of tumult and controversy unequalled in the pulps, before or since, an experience so painful to its creators that they immediately banished their memories to secrecy, their code of silence suppressing the story for almost a century. Here at last is the true saga, the unraveling of the many twisted threads which have bound the creation of Weird Tales in mystery.

Who were Henneberger and Lansinger, the co-founders, and what circuitous chain of events brought about their doomed destiny?
How did the first editor, the outspoken and uncontrollable Edwin Baird, become the wild man of the pulps?
What dark secrets lay buried in second editor Farnsworth Wright’s haunted past that he never dared speak of?
What was the significance of the constantly mutating “reorganization” that united two legends, world-famous magician Houdini and horror author H.P. Lovecraft, into a grand nexus of weird?
How did Henneberger lose control of his slow-motion disaster of a magazine?
And how did an all-out war behind the scenes lead to the long peace of the Wright years?

This is the grand story of the challenges in establishing a radical, new magazine in the early 1920s—and not just any magazine, but the immortal Weird Tales.

John Locke is a leading historian of the pulps who has written on magazines famous and obscure. He is co-author (with Doug Ellis and John Gunnison) of the pioneering Adventure House Guide to the Pulps. His writers’ mag series (Pulp Fictioneers, Pulpwood Days) explores the history of the pulps through the experiences of the participants in the industry. He applied the same approach to Weird Tales and discovered a story stranger—and thornier—than he ever imagined.





THE PHARAOH KEY (Gideon Crew) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston &‎ Lincoln Child


Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer--is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight.

Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life--or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds--but as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time.


Hardcover
List Price: $28.00
Kindle: $14.99






DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Guest of Honor — Joe Lansdale
Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2018


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2018?
You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention.
PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for next year’s convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

2018 marks the centennial of the armistice that ended the First World War.
Also called “The War to End All Wars” and “The Great War,” PulpFest — The Great Convention — will be honoring the 100th anniversary
 of the war’s end by focusing on the so-called “war pulps” of the early twentieth century and the depiction of war in popular culture.

We’ll explore the work of Leonard H. Nason — who wrote about soldiers and war for ADVENTURE and other magazines —
and have presentations on artistic interpretations of war in comic books, pulps, and men’s adventure magazines.
Author and anthologist Don Hutchison will moderate a panel on “Fighting Aces of War Skies: The Pulps Take Flight” and
 Henry G. Franke, III — the editor of THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN — will discuss “Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Great War.”
Also, Robert Gould will talk about his father — John Fleming Gould — the interior artist who illustrated every issue of G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES.

We’ll also be celebrating the century mark of Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer.
PulpFest and its associated convention — FarmerCon — will be saluting the acclaimed author of such works as ESCAPE FROM LOKI, THE DARK HEART OF TIME, the classic Riverworld series, and more.
Join us for panels and presentations on “World Building and Writing in the Nine Continuity,” “The Dark Heart of Loki: Philip José Farmer Revisits 1918,” and the life and legacy of Philip José Farmer.
We’ll also be showing the French documentary MOI, TARZAN, featuring Farmer, George McWhorter, and Francis Lacassin.

And don’t forget about our Guest of Honor — Joe Lansdale — the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories.
Winner of the Edgar Award, ten Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award,
the British Fantasy Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many other awards,
Joe will be talking with Tony Davis — editor emeritus of THE PULPSTER and winner of the 1999 Lamont Award — on Saturday evening, July 28, in the PulpFest programming room.
Mr. Lansdale will also be available at other times during the convention.

For All Members

All PulpFest 2018 members — including dealers — must register for the convention.

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 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


Help Choose the 2018 Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations.
The Munsey Award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community.
The award is named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine.

Our 2017 Munsey Award winner was Phil Stephensen-Payne.

Nominations for the 2018 Munsey Award are now being accepted.
All members of the pulp community are welcome to nominate someone for this year’s award.
 If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive this prestigious award, please let us know.

All members of the pulp community — excepting past winners of the Munsey, Rusty, or Lamont Awards  — are eligible.
Your nomination can be sent to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
You can also reach Mike at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.
You will need to provide the person’s name and an explanation describing why that person should be honored.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2018.
The recipient of the Munsey Award will be selected through a vote cast by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners.
 The 2018 Munsey Award will be presented on Saturday evening, July 28, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, the host hotel for PulpFest 2018.
The convention will take place over the last weekend in July, beginning on Thursday evening, July 26 and running through Sunday, July 29.


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Murder Game" by Westmoreland Gray from THRILLING DETECTIVE, October, 1936     
A Witness to a criminal hidden racket is murdered and the PI hired to protect him races to protect the named criminals on the theory that one is trying to protect himself by killing off the others.

"Carrying The Boodle To Casey" by E. Florence from RAILROAD MAN'S MAGAZINE, December, 1909        
Uncle Monk, with a Can of Dynamite, Tries to Do a "Message-to-Garcia" Stunt.

"Safety First" by Herman Howard Matteson from MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE, June, 1916     
Safety First concerns the efforts of a crooked Sergeant of the police to frame a man for a robbery. All the men he sends to plant evidence on a designated victim return broken men.



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Cheap Thrills
- New!
Brainrush - New!
Guest Author Linda Lee Greene
The Apothecary's Shop
Guest Author Tamikio L. Reardon
A Crazy Optimist
The Kill Circle  
Guest Author Sarah Stuart
The Red King
The Autopsy of Planet Earth

         Pulp Den  

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

Editorial retrospective from the 50th Anniversary issue of Short Stories magazine - New!
Thornton T. Shively - newspaper article about the author
Les Savage Jr. - Western author  
E.B. Mann - Biography of western author
Beautiful covers #4 - Jekyll/Hyde covers
W.H.B. Kent - Forest ranger, Western Author
Edmund Collier - Great stories from West magazine


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Couple Femme Fatals - New!
Chinatown Justice - New!
Death's Angel  
Let's Take A Look At Doc Harker
Angel, For Hire
The Rollicking Rogue
Avenging Angel
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#27 Patriots’ Death Battalion
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Curtis Steele

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!
The Purple Invasion story #2 of 13
  
America, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River, has been washed in blood by the ruthless war hordes of the invader, Rudolph I. On the banks of the mighty Father of Waters the American people, poorly armed, ragged and desperate, are making a last stand. But as rumors reach them of the bloody slaughter to the east, as the heavens fill swiftly with thousands of enemy planes, and they sense the insidious treachery developing among their own military leaders, their grim courage begins to weaken. Their only hope lies in Operator 5 – and he, a victim of internal treachery, has disappeared!


The Purple Invasion was an epic tale that recast not only Jimmy Christopher, but the world itself. Once a secret agent, Jimmy was now something new, a hero forged in war. The reimagining of the concept and character definitely worked. Operator #5 was promoted back to monthly status. The good news was not so great for beleaguered Jimmy Christopher. The Intelligence Service smashed, he was appointed leader of the resistance army as, novel by novel, the Nazi-like invaders gobbled up one region of America after another, virtually unchecked. Over the course of 1936 through 1938, Jimmy and his comrades waged a series of bloody battles in open-ended exploits such as Liberty’s Suicide Legions, Siege of the Thousand Patriots, and The Army Without a Country. The fall of America seemed certain.
 
From the Atlantic to the Mississippi the brutal conqueror is subjecting millions to his merciless, bloody reign of terror – and his ruthless gray-clad hordes are steadily sweeping westward, leaving a vast path of death and destruction in their wake... Faced with the surrender of America’s army, only Jimmy Christopher and a pitiful handful of desperate men stand between the Mad Emperor and his bloody conquest of the nation...
 
Patriots’ Death Battalion is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the August-September 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine.

Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.

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

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Dare-Devil Aces #123 eBook
No Man’s Sky - August 1943

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
 
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
No Man’s Sky — A Dramatic Novel of War-Baited Skies by Robert J. Hogan
Tormented by the phantom of the woman he’d loved, he roared into enemy skies baited for his death, to keep an over-due assignment with the man who’d killed her — and return to face a firing squad by dawn!
 
Convicts Of The Clouds — A Stirring Air-War Novelette by Steuart M. Emery
He wanted to fight, but a crack-up clipped his wings — till the greatest jail-break in history set him writing in lead a new Prisoner’s Song of the Skies!
 
Lightning Wings — Great Combat Story by David Crewe
Pecos Lightning stole their thunder until there were just the three of them — three Yanks marked for extinction, but sworn to take a Jap air armada with them when they went!
 
A Bullet For Tojo — Thrilling Air Story by Richard Halley
He wanted out of this White Man’s Hell — until the flaming day, he learned that you can’t say “die” to the Air Force — not while there’s a bullet for Tojo left in your guns!
 
Bombers, Stand By! — Story of Combat in the Air by Sam Carson
“Wheh Dinah finally kicked the sky-bucket and dropped her ugly nose for her Last Great Dive — she carried her doomed crew to their greatest victory!
 
Leatherneck Wings — Smashing Story of War Skies by Robert Sidney Bowen
The dancing Marine danced a grim solo for those who had doubted his courage — it began in Jap-filled skies, and could end only when Death had robbed him of wings!
 
Who Killed Richthofen? — A Fact Air Story by Sigmund Sameth
Dying, the greatest German ace of all time started a battle that raged for twenty years!
 
Story Behind The Cover — A Special Air Department by Frederick Blakeslee
The story behind the scene depicted this month made everybody happy: the British, the Germans and the Italians — and us!
 
The Hot Air Club — A Department
Conducted by Nosedive Ginsburg
All the great men are dying — Ginsburg doesn’t feel so good himself

 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99

 
Discounted 50% the first week.
$1.99


Robert E. Howard Foundation 2018 Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 REH Foundation Award winners!
The winners were announced at a ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas on June 8th.
There were strong nominees this year in all categories, demonstrating how much great work is being done in Howard research and scholarship.

 
The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)
Winner: FRED BLOSSER – Savage Scrolls: Scholarship from the Hyborian Age (Volume 1) (Pulp Hero Press)
FRED BLOSSER — AR-I-E’CH and the Spell of Cthulhu: An Informal Guide to R. E. Howard’s Lovecraftian Fiction (Black Stone Press)
BOBBY DERIE – The Robert E. Howard Bar Guide (Self Published)
 
The Valusian — Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)
[No eligible candidates]
 
The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)
Winner: BILL CAVALIER – “Robert E. Howard and his Influence on Dungeons and Dragons” – Knights of the Dinner Table 236
BOBBY DERIE – “Robert E. Howard’s Weird Detectives” – Occult Detective Quarterly 3
DIERK GUENTHER – “Local Color and Its Underlying Meaning in Robert E. Howard’s Weird Western, Southern Gothic Horror, and Detective Stories” – The Dark Man 8.2
CHARLES HOFFMAN – “’The Shadow Kingdom’ and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy” – Skelos 2
 
The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)

Winner (Tie): BOBBY DERIE – “Conan and the OAK (5 Parts)” – On An Underwood No. 5
Winner (Tie): KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK – “Queen by Fire and Steel and Slaughter: Bêlit’s Hymn” – On An Underwood No. 5
LEE BREAKIRON – “The Rise of the New Hyborian Legion (2 parts)” – REHEAPA
BOB BYRNE – “Robert E. Howard Wrote a Police Procedural? With Conan?? Crom!!!” – Black Gate
 
The Venarium — Emerging Scholar
Winner: DIERK GUENTHER
JASON RAY CARNEY
NICOLE EMMELHAINZ
 
The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website or Periodical
Winner: ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick)
HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom)
REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Lee Breakiron)
 
The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia
Winner: THE CROMCAST (audio podcast) – Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd, and Jon Larson
HOWARD DAYS 2017 (videos)– Ben Friberg
WEIRD FICTION ROBERT E. HOWARD (video) – Michael Moir
 
The Black River—Special Achievement
Winner: DERRICK HUSSEY – For establishing the Robert E. Howard Fellowship Endowment at the University of Texas.
SCOTT CONNORS, KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK, JONAS PRIDA, RICK LAI, and JEFFREY SHANKS – For participating in an REH panel at NecronomiCon Providence.
PATRICE LOUINET and JEFFREY SHANKS – For serving as advisors on the Conan Role Playing Game from Modiphius.
 
The Rankin — Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work
Winner: TIM TRUMAN – Interior art for Vampire Classics (Graphic Classics) depicting “Horror from the Mound”
SIMON BISLEY – Cover art for Conan the Thief RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Rogues in the House”
GERALD BROM– Cover art for Conan RPG Core Book (Modiphius) depicting “Xuthal of the Dusk”
 
Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement
(Individuals who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to REH scholarship, publishing, or the promotion of Howard’s life and works. Eligible candidates must have been publicly involved in Howard-related activities for a minimum of two decades. Sixty percent of the vote is required for induction into the Black Circle)
(No Winner – Sixty percent threshold not met)
FRED BLOSSER
CHARLES HOFFMAN
BILLIE RUTH LOVING (posthumous)



Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
PICTURES IN THE FIRE
Now available for pre-order!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Pictures in the Fire.

This volume collects the remaining weird fiction, as well as various other items that have not previously been published by either Del Rey or REHFP.
All stories, poetry and letters have been restored to the original text, where available.
A large number of works in this volume will be making their debut in a mass market publication, including many first referenced in Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt more than 40 years ago.

This volume checks in at 452 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered.
Cover art by Bill “Indy” Cavalier; edited and with an introduction by Paul Herman. This collection will make its debut at Howard Days 2018, in Cross Plains, Texas.
Pre-order yours today!

Price
Pictures in the Fire is $45 for REHF Premium members, $50 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping options:
Domestic via USPS Priority: $9.50
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3.50
Canada via Global Priority: $34
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THE SCI-MAGICKAL ADVENTURES OF JEREMY CROSS - Now available!
By Teel James Glenn

Set in the world of the award winning CLOCKWORK NUTCRACKER novel, THE SCI-MAGICKAL ADVENTURES OF JEREMY CROSS, shows a world where, with Sci-magick at the core, German and British engineers are delivering airships, steambots, and a race of hooved servants to create a magic/steampunk universe in the 1920s.

Sci-Magick is transforming Europe... and has become the hottest field of study in history. University student Jeremy Cross intends to become the best in this new area, even if it means leaving the comforts of Ireland's Academy Dar'c and going to Germany to study at the world's top school, the Mabon Academy.

Cross finds his life transformed and he must battle powers from the ancient past... and powerful Sci-magicians who intend to use Sci-Magick for their own ends. Plots against empire abound and Cross is drawn into them.  Imagine if Harry Potter were a spy!

Award winning pulp author Teel James Glenn has created a mythical post WWI world where fantasy, adventure and danger live side by side!


Trade paperback, 6 x 9, 174 pages, $14.99
Kindle Price:    $3.99


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

BLACK ARROW
BRAVE HERO OF THE NAVAJO

Featuring
ROBERT SCOTT, CHARLES MIDDLETON, & KENNETH MacDONALD


When a young Navajo refuses to kill a kindly Indian agent accused of allowing a treaty to be broken, he is run out of his own tribe and ends up hunted by white settlers as well. A scheming carpetbagger who killed his father and started the trouble to begin with also wants to do him in, so the action never stops in this exciting 15-episode cliffhanger featuring a Native American character, Black Arrow, as the hero, who is supported by a good-humored and loyal Mexican friend, Pancho, and two women -- a pretty blonde concerned for his safety and a daring woman captured from his tribe by the Zunis who helps him escape his enemies.

Charles Middleton is featured in a rare "good guy" role as the kindly Indian Agent, and George J. Lewis plays Black Arrow's jealous rival Snake-that-Walks.

$17.00


The Serial Squadron
Now available!

The Interplanetary Adventures of ROCKETMAN
Featuring Tristram Coffin, George Wallace, Judd Holdren, Dr. Vulcan, Marex the Martian
and Roy Barcroft as Retik the Moon Menace in 3 Complete Serials
on 3 Dual-layer DVDs
KING OF THE ROCKET MEN
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE

All remastered and restored!


Buy now US direct-from-the-Squadron discount price $26.95
($3 off full price of $29.95)
US Customers only at the moment, please --
outside-US order link will be posted soon)




The Shadow Remake: BLACK ROCK - Now online!

Production has been completed on this exciting new project!

We have remade the episode “Black Rock” of The Shadow Radio Program.
Originally airing in 1938, this episode was a thrilling story of the Shadow’s adventures in crime fighting complete with a gang of thieves, a plane crash, and a dangerous remote island.
This fanmade reproduction strives to remain faithful to the original feel of The Shadow radio program while at the same time updating the sounds, music, and overall production values.
Featuring fantastic voice actors, immersive sound effects, and original music by Catalin Chirila, this full-length dramatic audio listening experience is something the entire family can enjoy!


Thanks to Ron Fortier for the tip!



SHADOW DEATH OF MARGO LANE HC LTD ED - Coming in October!
(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Brennan Wagner, Matt Wagner (Cover) Matt Wagner


Legendary creator Matt Wagner returns to both write and draw an all-new tale for the first and most famous of all pulp heroes, The Shadow! Following his critically-acclaimed work on The Shadow: Year One and Grendel vs. The Shadow, Wagner once again lends his masterful talents to unveil "what evil lurks in the hearts of men", joined by talented colorist Brennan Wagner.
For years, Margo Lane has served as The Shadow's faithful friend and companion, the closest and most intimate of all his many agents. But when will that proximity to The Shadow's dark and violent world take its ultimate toll on her? And what effect will his lover's loss have on the driven and brooding Master of Darkness? A powerful and resonant tale in the sort of pulse-pounding pulp style that only Matt Wagner could deliver!

Get this Limited-Edition Hardcover with a newly-designed, sleek slip-case to help immortalize this fantastic story's place on your bookshelf.


Hardcover with slipcase, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $39.99, On sale October 31.

THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE LIMITED EDITION is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN181130.



Skelos Press
The Robert E. Howard Guide by Patrice Louinet
Coming in June!

Debuting in two weeks at Howard Days - The Robert E. Howard Guide by Patrice Louinet from Skelos Press!

Regular trade edition and (while they last) signed numbered limited edition.
Preorder info coming soon.






Solomon Kane  - Kickstarter is live!
By Mythic Games, Inc.

Play as a Virtue guiding Solomon Kane in a 1-4 player co-op game of storytelling, resource management & tactical miniatures play.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, July 5 2018 3:00 PM EDT.


It is the end of the 16th century. This is a turbulent time, with bandits lurking in the wilds of the countryside, and pirates roaming the high seas. Evil taints the hearts of men, and many give in to temptation. Many, but not all. Against this tide of corruption stands Solomon Kane. This mortal hero fights his lone crusade, aided by the silent might of the immortal Virtues. Together they fight against the implacable Darkness. This is the fearless opponent who tries to thwart our hero at every turn, and who must be overcome by the players if Solomon Kane is to emerge victorious.



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

“Make Mine Murder” by Robert Sidney Bowen - New!
“Realm of the Alien” by Chester Delray (Dublin, Ireland: Grafton Publications)
Gunman’s Bluff by Frederick C. Davis
Spawn of the Vampire by N. Wesley Firth
THREE MILES FROM MURDER BY FREDERICK C. DAVIS


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.

Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Seven
A Pause in the Barker-Bender Saga
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Six
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Five
Barker and Bender on the Case-Part Four
From Palmer and Shaver to Barker and Bender
Shaver and Lovecraft

Thrills Untapped: Neglected Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928–-1936 - Coming September 8!
by Michael R. Pitts


Giving deserved attention to nearly 150 neglected films, this book covers early sound era features, serials and documentaries with genre elements of horror, science fiction and fantasy, from major and minor studios and independents. Full credits, synopses, critical analyses and contemporary reviews are provided for The Blue Light, The Cat Creeps, College Scandal, Cosmic Voyage, The Dragon Murder Case, The Haunted Barn, Lost Gods, Murder in the Red Barn, The New Gulliver, Return of the Terror, Seven Footprints to Satan, S.O.S. Iceberg, While the Patient Slept, The White Hell of Pitz Palu and many others.

Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: McFarland
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches
$49.95




WEIRDBOOK #38
Now available!

Features
From the Editor’s Tower, by Doug Draa

Stories
HARLOT ROAD, by Michael Bracken
WITH A POET’S EYES, by John C. Hocking
THE WISHING WELL, by Robert Graves
O KING OF PAIN AND SPLENDOR!, by Darrell Schweitzer
YOU’D DO IT FOR DIAMONDS, by Adrian Cole
DREADFUL APPETITE, by Franklyn Searight
THE HANDMAID OF THE KEY, by R.C. Mulhare
BLUE MOON, by Allen Mark Price
SHE WHO GIVES LIFE, by C. I. Kemp
AN IMPLEMENT OF ICE, by W. H. Pugmire
NIGHT OF THE CIRCUS, by Sharon Cullars
WOLVERS HILL, by Tim Jeff reys
RAFTS, by Lorenzo Crescentini
CLEAN SWEEP, by Edward Ahern
LEAVING MALAGA, by Cynthia Ward
CATTLE CALL, by Gregg Chamberlain
ABOMINATION IS HER NAME, by J.N. Cameron
KACHINA, by Kenneth Bykerk
FLAT IS FLAT AND THAT IS THAT, by David J. Gibbs
DEATH IS NOT MY MASTER, by Scott Harper

Poetry
THE OLD ROCK, by Russ Parkhurst
SLEEPING WITH MAD SHADOWS, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE LIQUID PROFESSOR, by Jeff Barnes
THE TOAD STOOL PEOPLE, by Chad Hensley
THE PROMISE OF A POLIDORI SORE THROAT, by Clay F. Johnson
THIS HUNGRY EARTH, by S.L. Edwards

Artwork
Alexandra Petruk - Front Cover
Allen Koszowski - Interior Artwork

WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!

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

Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook








08 June 2018  

Adventure House
Coming soon!

G8 and his Battle Aces #53 - February 1938

Wings For the Dead by Robert J. Hogan
“Watch for the Man in Armor!” were the dying words that G-8 heard, before he started on a hunt through the Skies of Hell where Death is the gruesome host! 
Fly with the Master Spy to the ends of the blooding Air Trails!

A Hog For Punishment by Greaseball Joe


Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95


 
Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective - May 1948

The Diamond Killers by Robert Wallace
When the U.S. Customs is defrauded, Richard Curtis Van Loan pits himself against an evil merchant of murder who heads a grim combine of criminals! 
Follow the Phantom as he takes a hand in a game of smuggling and slaughter!

Run For Your Life by Norman A. Daniels
Corpse By Mistake by Anthony Tompkins
A Slight Case of Murder by Arthur Leo Zagat
Help the Killer by William O’Sullivan


Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski
 

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Detective Short Stories – April 1943

The Secret Weapon Murders by Russell Gray
Catching criminals was Police Chief Regan’s specialty, whether they were petty thieves or big-city gangsters of Nazi spies!

Too Much Murder by Cyril Plunkett
Death Is A Damsel by Robert C. Blackmon
A Corpse For O’Hara by Frederic Sinclair
Japs In The Belfry by L.R. Batman
Dangerous Dame by Eric Howard
Copper’s Kid by Ralph Berard
The Patriotic Phantom by Dale Cochrane
Don’t Worry About the Killer by Thomas Thursday
Cadavers Don’t Make A Fifth Column by Fredric Brown

Cover Artist: Norman Saunders

 
Cover Artist: Frank R. Paul

7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
WU DANG – First of the Wanderer
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of Barbara Doran’s latest action adventure pulp thriller; Wu Dang – Fist of the Wanderer.

1848 Shaghai. Chinese martial arts master, Yi Xiao, is summoned before his grandmother, Madam Lang. His lookalike cousin, Yi Shu, is next in line to throne and must reach his dying father to rightfully claim the title of emperor. But an army of assassins is on the hunt for the prince. It is Madam Lang’s plan to convince them Yi Xiao is the royal heir and have him flee the country; destination San Francisco.

And so Xiao embarks on his journey aboard an American schooner piloted by a Captain Burton. But before setting out, he is discovered by a lovely young girl named Gan Han who knows his true identity. She is a master of her family’s Lotus Blossom fighting technique is obsessed with fighting Xiao to prove its superiority over his own style. In the end, he is forced to bring her along, though he adamantly refuses to fight with her. All Xiao seeks is spiritual contentment in achieving his Doa.

Once again Barbara Doran weaves a fanciful adventure merging two different cultures against a unique moment in American history. Hawaiian based Gary Kato provides the interiori illustrations and Art Director Rob Davis the cover to this fast paced adventure. Wu Dan – Fist of the Wanderer is an adventure filled with danger, comedy and magic you soon won’t forget.


Available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Albert Payson Terhune
Human Interest Stuff  
Adapted by Rodney Schroeter and William Messner-Loebs
Now available!

From the story by Albert Payson Terhune
Adapted by Rodney Schroeter and William Messner-Loebs
32 pages plus covers, magazine size (8.25 x 10.5 inches)
Color covers, black & white interior


Contents of this comic magazine:
-- 22-page graphic adaptation of “Human Interest Stuff,” a short story written by Albert Payson Terhune, adapted by Rodney Schroeter (writer) and William Messner-Loebs (artist).
-- Background page on Schroeter and Messner-Loebs, where the writer drew the artist and the artist drew the writer.
-- A portrait of Albert Payson Terhune, drawn by Messner-Loebs.
-- The original story, “Human Interests Stuff,” by Albert Payson Terhune.
-- Informational pages on the Terhune Sunnybank Memorial, and the Wisconsin Writers Association.
-- A listing of all of Terhune’s books.
-- Two photos of Terhune.

Here is a quote from the son of the late comic artist Basil Wolverton:
"Human Interest Stuff" engages me on a gut level with at least two of my favorite themes: Dogs and the questioning of authority. Beyond this, William Messner-Leob's elegant but vigorous artistic realization and Rodney Schroeter's adroit literary adaptation of Albert Payson Terhune's short story work together to make a robust graphic narrative. And it's refreshingly nonviolent and upbeat. Give it a read in the morning and you'll feel good all day. -- Monte Wolverton

And here is an endorsement from the greatest painter of the 20th Century (that's not just my opinion; it's a fact):
"Really enjoyed your comic book adaptation. It really took off. Very well done!" -- James Bama


Click HERE for ordering details.





Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press

Will Murray posted the image at the right on his Facebook timeline stating that it is for a secret project.

The art is by Joe DeVito.
The book should be available by the end of this year!

More to come!

Adventures in Bronze






Altus Press
New Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts!
Now available!


Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available From Altus Press

We’ve got another batch of pulp logo t-shirts available in the Altus Press online store. These are the authentic logos from the actual pulps. You can order them in a variety of sizes and colors, so what’s the hold-up on you ordering? You need to look your best this summer, so check them out now:

https://shop.spreadshirt.com/altuspress/







Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Even More Vintage Pulp Logo T-Shirts Are Now Available
-
Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library is Here
Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available online and coming soon to comic shops!

THE SHADOW #130: “Hands in the Dark” and “Murder Marsh”
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in classic pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, guided by a hidden mastermind, “Hands in the Dark” deliver sudden death, and the only clue is a blood-red message left by a dead man! Then, as scientists seek an exotic plant and crooks hunt ill-gotten wealth, The Shadow stalks death itself in the haunted “Murder Marsh." This instant collectors item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with historical commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-248-3 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:
UFOs & Nukes by Robert Hastings (and quite alot more)
Doc Brazen: Millenium Bug - A Doc Savage Pastiche
Secret Agent X, Volume 6 from Airhsip 27
Four in the Way: Vol. 2 of the Saints and Sinners Series
Doc Savage Pastiches
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"

Audible Studios
The Land of Always Night: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Coming June 12!

Doc battles a chalk-white faced villain named Ool who can kill with the touch of a finger and possesses a strange pair of dark goggles. The battle against the villain leads to a lost civilization hidden deep in the earth where Doc and his fabulous five face an otherworldly challenge.

Full cast of narrators includes Roger Clark, Kevin Pariseau, Marc Vietor, Lauren Fortgang, Victor Bevine, Peter Ganim, Angelo Di Loreto, Nick Sullivan, Jonathan Davis, and Gabriel Vaughan.


Listening Length: 5 hours and 3 minutes
$14.99






THE BIG BOOK OF FEMALE DETECTIVES  - Coming October 9!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more.

Paperback: 1136 pages
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 9.1 inches
$25.00


Thanks to Steve Kempton for the tip!



Black Chamber (A Novel of an Alternate World War) - Coming July 3!
by S. M. Stirling 


1916. The Great War rages overseas, and the whole of Europe, Africa, and western Asia is falling to the Central Powers. To win a war that must be won, Teddy Roosevelt, once again the American president, turns to his top secret Black Chamber organization--and its cunning and deadly spy, Luz O'Malley Aróstegui.

On a transatlantic airship voyage, Luz poses as an anti-American Mexican revolutionary to get close--very close--to a German agent code-named Imperial Sword. She'll need every skill at her disposal to get him to trust her and lead her deep into enemy territory. In the mountains of Saxony, concealed from allied eyes, the German Reich's plans for keeping the U.S. from entering the conflict are revealed: the deployment of a new diabolical weapon upon the shores of America...


Series: A Novel of an Alternate World War (Book 1)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Ace
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $16.00



Black Dog Books
Claimed! / Avalon
by Francis Stevens, Gene Christie (Editor), and F. Paul Wilson (Introduction)

Now available!

From the pen of Francis Stevens, the Grand Mistress of Dark Fantasy, come two classic novels of weird fascination.

Claimed!
The Atlantic vomits forth a stream of boiling lava and a new land mass is formed. Crewmen from a passing ship investigate and are puzzled to discover a mysterious blue-green box bearing an enigmatic inscription on this virgin island. The box passes through multiple hands, and a bizarre fate seems to follows all those who acquire it, eventually leading to a confrontation as the true owner comes forth to claim this mystical ancient artifact!

Avalon
What dark mystery shrouds this island community off the Carolina coast? What black shadow is draped over Cliff House, the ancestral home of the Avalon family? Uncover the startling revelations in this tale of conspiracy and long-buried secrets.

With an introduction by F. Paul Wilson, Grand Master Award Recipient, Horror Writers of America

Includes the first photograph of Francis Stevens/Gertrude Bennett to ever see print!


Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95

Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
The Golden Cat: A Further Adventure of Peter the Brazen
by George F. Worts, Tom Roberts (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!
In the clutches of the Devil of Shanghai!

Peter Moore, informally known as Peter the Brazen, the master of adventurous intrigue, has returned to China. And this can mean but one thing. . . . Trouble is sure to follow!

In George F. Worts’ follow up novel to the best selling Peter the Brazen, Peter Moore again finds himself embroiled in East Asian intrigue and suspense.

Gloria Dale, the beautiful, golden-haired, blue-eyed American god-daughter to Prince Chu, is kidnapped from a temple in Ly-Chang by the treacherous Fong-Chi-Ah.

Word has reached Peter Moore. The pursuit of Gloria Dale unleashes a deadly chain of startling events, culminating in the ultimate showdown between Peter and Fong, the Devil of Shanghai.

Also included is a previously unknown story of Peter Moore.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
First time in paperback.


Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95
Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
Outlaws of the Sun: And Other Tales to Astound
by Victor Rousseau, Tom Roberts (Introduction), Morgan Wallace (Foreword)

Now available!

Across the vast reaches of space stretch these spirited works of classic science fiction and speculative fantasy from Victor Rousseau, author of The Messiah of the Cylinder and Draft of Eternity.

The Atom Smasher
A blinding light, the frantic oscillation of the Atom Smasher— and two innocents are plunged into the awful nothingness of the fifth dimension, where neither space nor time exists, only a sense of death, awful and indescribable. Will these innocents be sacrificed upon the altar of science? Only inventor Tode can decide.

Revolt on Inferno
Banished from Earth and sent to a doomed planet, fifty men—and one woman—find themselves condemned to a fate worse than death!

The Beetle Horde
Only two adventurers stand in the way of Bram’s horrible revenge—unleashing an armada of man-sized beetles upon a defenseless world.

Outlaws of the Sun
Transported to Circe, outermost of the planets, three intrepid explorers fall victim to the designs of a mad scientist.

These and other works are sure to astonish and entertain!

With an introduction by Tom Roberts
Foreword by Morgan Wallace


Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.


Black Dog Books
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #18
Now available!

Recognizing Wings and the Air War Pulps and publisher Harold Hersey
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

CONTENTS
Wings and the Air War Pulps
“Fighting Aces of War Skies,” by Steve Young and Mike Chomko, “Fiction Takes Wing,” by August Lenniger, “Writers A-Wing,” by Arch Whitehouse

Hersey
Articles, Fiction and Verse by Harold Hersey: “A Brief Autobiography,” “Twenty Years in the Editorial Harness,” “Portraits of Authors Who Call Upon Me,” “The Velvet Footed Camels,” “An Experiment in Cooperation,” “The Mysterious Package,” “The Half-Gods,” “The Dreamers,” “The Hidden Bells”

“A Free Range Discourse with F. Paul Wilson,” by Tom Roberts

Film Focus
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2018,” by Ed Hulse


Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.95


Copies can be ordered from Mike Chomko or Amazon at the link below..
Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.



BLACK WINGS OF CTHULHU VI
Edited by S. T. Joshi
Coming in October!

SYNOPSIS
This sixth volume of S. T. Joshi’s acclaimed Black Wings series demonstrates as never before how infinitely malleable are H. P. Lovecraft’s weird conceptions. The twenty-two stories and poems in this book run the gamut of modes and genres, but each of them is fueled by elements large and small drawn from Lovecraft’s inexhaustibly rich corpus of writing.

Cosmicism is central to Lovecraft’s imaginative vision, and it oftentimes is manifested in tales of archaeological horror. In this volume, stories by Ann K. Schwader, Lynne Jamneck, Don Webb, and Stephen Woodworth treat this motif in varying and distinctive ways. Lovecraft’s work is also infused with a profound sense of place, as he himself was attached to the familiar locales of his native New England but also travelled widely in search of new vistas to stimulate his imagination. Here, stories by Tom Lynch, Aaron Bittner, W. H. Pugmire, and Darrell Schweitzer summon up the landscapes of diverse realms in America to tease out the horrors embedded in them.

Alien creatures are featured in many of Lovecraft’s greatest tales. In this volume, William F. Nolan, Nancy Kilpatrick, Steve Rasnic Tem, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock summon up multiform monsters inspired by Lovecraft’s notions of hybridism and alien incursion. The forbidden book theme is deftly handled by Caitlín R. Kiernan, and the notion of other worlds lying just around the corner from our own is the subject of stories by Donald Tyson and Mark Howard Jones. Finally, David Hambling cleverly adapts Lovecraftian concepts to the locked-room detective story.

In commemorating the incredible efflorescence of weird poetry in our time, this book presents poems by four leading contemporary poets—Ashley Dioses, K. A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, and D. L. Myers. Each of their works fuses skilful use of rhyme and metre with compact evocations of Lovecraftian themes. H. P. Lovecraft’s work is likely to continue inspiring writers for many generations, and this volume presents a vivid snapshot of what can be said in this idiom by sensitive and talented authors.

CONTENTS
Introduction     S. T. Joshi
Pothunters    Ann K. Schwader
The Girl in the Attic    Darrell Schweitzer
The Once and Future Waite    Jonathan Thomas
Oude Goden    Lynne Jamneck
Carnivorous    William F. Nolan
On a Dreamland’s Moon    Ashley Dioses
Teshtigo Creek    Aaron Bittner
Ex Libris    Caitlín R. Kiernan
You Shadows That in Darkness Dwell    Mark Howard Jones
The Ballad of Asenath Waite    Adam Bolivar
The Visitor    Nancy Kilpatrick
The Gaunt    Tom Lynch
Missing at the Morgue    Donald Tyson
The Shard    Don Webb
The Mystery of the Cursed Cottage    David Hambling
To Court the Night    K. A. Opperman
To Move Beneath Autumnal Oaks    W. H. Pugmire
Mister Ainsley    Steve Rasnic Tem
Satiety    Jason V Brock
Provenance Unknown    Stephen Woodworth
The Well    D. L. Myers


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by S. T. Joshi
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired Horror
PUBLICATION DATE November 2017
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
PAGES 326
INTRODUCTION S. T. Joshi

Trade paperback, $14.95

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS: PULPOURRI
By Ed Hulse, Rick Lai, Will Murray, Laurie Powers, Jeffrey Shanks, Dave Smith
Edited by Ed Hulse
Now available and begins shipping May 7!

Webster's Dictionary describes Potpourri as "a miscellaneous collection."
Murania Press describes Pulpourri as "a miscellaneous collection of well-written, impeccably researched essays on pulp fiction and how it influenced American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

This latest volume in the BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS series has been assembled by Ed Hulse, co-editor of Amazon's best-selling THE ART OF THE PULPS, from contributions by some of today's most distinguished pop-culture scholars and archeologists. Their lengthy, informative essays are profusely illustrated with pulp and book covers, interior artwork, rare photographs, and movie posters. And the works herein are new to this volume, not culled from back issues of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER.

Hulse leads off the book with a 15,000-word piece on the masterwork of celebrated mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart: THE BAT, which began life as a 1907 pulp yarn and over the next several decades was revived in books, movies, and even a hit Broadway play. More importantly, it influenced the creation of Batman by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

In other essays: Jeffrey Shanks looks at colonialism in the pulps. Dave Smith chronicles the exploits of the original Suicide Squad, a trio of hard-charging FBI agents from the pulp ACE G-MAN STORIES. Laurie Powers profiles Street & Smith's top female editor, Daisy Bacon, who made LOVE STORY MAGAZINE the top-selling pulp and ended her career trying to revive the flagging SHADOW and DOC SAVAGE pulps. Will Murray reveals the early literary efforts of Robert Maxwell, best known for producing the ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN radio and TV shows but also a prolific contributor to the notorious girlie pulps published by DC Comics head honcho Harry Donenfeld. And in a massive (18,000 words), exhaustively researched piece, Rick Lai discusses the use of ancient religion and mythology in the works of Conan creator Robert E. Howard. This essay is accompanied by a reprint of Howard's "Black Talons," a weird mystery from 1933 and one of his most obscure stories.

In the realm of motion pictures adapted from pulp yarns, Ed Hulse documents the making of HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS, the 1938 Republic serial version of William L. Chester's classic adventure yarn from BLUE BOOK magazine. And we present what may be the only surviving photos taken on location during production of the aborted 1935 film featuring Street & Smith's Western-pulp hero Pete Rice.

Blood 'n' Thunder Presents #4
Introduction by Ed Hulse
Trade paperback, 8 1/2 x 11
, 216 pages
$24.95

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Coming Soon from Murania Press: THE WILD WEST OF FICTION AND FILM



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

Happy Birthday, Iris Meredith!  - New!
2018 Windy City Film Program

Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability
Collectibles Section Updated for December
THE ART OF THE PULPS: Here at last!

Bold Venture Press
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL
By Peter David
Coming in July!

Bold Venture Press will release a brand new ZORRO novel in July in both paperback and hard cover, a brand new addition to our six volumes of original pulp fiction stories by Johnston McCulley.
ZORRO AND THE LITTLE DEVIL, along with a bonus story entitled “Diego and the Baron,” licensed by Zorro Productions, are written by Peter David. writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, Fallen Angel, Spider-Man 2099 and X-Factor.

His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon's Space Cases, which he co-created with Bill Mumy. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff", and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real-world issues with humor and references to popular culture, as well as elements of metafiction and self-reference.

David has earned multiple awards for his work, including a 1992 Eisner Award, a 1993 Wizard Fan Award, a 1996 Haxtur Award, a 2007 Julie Award and a 2011 GLAAD Media Award.



Bold Venture Press
The Last Redhead
By John French

Now availble!


Sometimes you do it for the money.
Sometimes you do it for the thrill.
But usually, you do it for the girl.

What is “hardboiled” fiction? The girl you gave a ride to, without mentioning it to your wife … The “sure thing” at the race track … The payroll money “no one” will miss … “Hardboiled” fiction is a regrettable mistake … and sometimes people don’t live to regret.

John L. French demonstrates “hardboiled” in 22 stories. Read them before you inevitably throw caution to the wind …


JOHN L. FRENCH has worked for over 40 years as a crime scene investigator. As a break from the realities of his job, he writes science fiction, pulp, horror, fantasy, and (of course) crime fiction.

Cover by Robert A. Maguire
200 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95



Bold Venture Press
Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown
By Johnston McCulley

Now available!

By the creator of Zorro!

Thubway Tham -- A lisping pickpocket with delusions of grandeur.
The Crimson Clown -- A “gentleman thief” who justifies his crimes with charitable donations.
Baron Bleud -- His legitimate business fronts hide the revenue from his criminal enterprises.
With the police watching him, Thubway Tham decides to lay low — but The Crimson Clown has other plans. Tham can help him pilfer the stolen Cragham Jewels from The Baron … or die!

This Bold Venture edition collects the complete text of Johnston McCulley's novel for the first time! Originally serialzed in Detective Story Magazine, this story was an unusual for its time -- two popular characters joining forces in one story. Such "crossovers" are commonplace today in comic books, but Thubway Tham Meets the Crimson Clown no doubt made McCulley's fans sit up and take notice!


204 pages, 6" x 9"
Paperback: $14.95



Bringing Back Classic Adventure One Page at a Time - Now online!

Vintage Reads – The Sword of Rhiannon
Vintage Reads – The Tritonian Ring and Other Pusadian Tales
Vintage Reads – The Dying Earth


Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: The Green Hornet
Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #1
Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
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THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #81 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Dan Brereton
"The State of the World of Bronze" by Chuck Welch
"Notes on a Doc Savage Illustration" by
Dan Brereton
"The Stories Behind the Story" by David Avallone
"Reviewing the Ring of Fire" by Bobb Cotter
"The Girl Who Hated Doc Savage" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"Doc Savage and the WEP" by Julián Paga
"Sons of Savage: Doc Caliban" by Art Sippo, MD
"Doc Has a Gun!" by Michael Ingalls
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Cold War, by Kris Neville - New!
The Pulp Swordsmen: Michel de Guyon - New!
The Phantom, Arifureta, and Ignition!
Sensor Sweep: Sudden Rescue, Solo, Stasis, H. Warner Munn
The Pulp Swordsmen: Leif Langdon
The Destroyer: Dr. Quake


Clive Cussler: The Gray Ghost (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) - Now available!
With Robin Burcell

In 1906, a groundbreaking Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of Manchester, England, and it is only the lucky intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Jonathan Payton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft, and more than a hundred years later, it is his grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather's innocence.

But there is even more at stake than any of them know. For the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it--and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too.

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
List price: $29.00



Conan - Update on the new Marvel series!

According to an interview with Ralph Macchio, Marvel plans to publish three Conan titles in 2019.
Macchio states that each title will feature a different timeline from a different period in Conan's life.
Macchio also hopes to get Roy Thomas back to write some Conan.
Macchio is the consulting editor on the series with Mark Basso editor.

This information was contained in a podcast with Ralph Macchio.




Conan: WONDER WOMAN/CONAN Hardcover - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Written by Gail Simone
Art by 
Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten?
Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle gods cut their lives short?

Collects the entire six-issue miniseries.

Co-published by DC and Dark Horse Comics.

Hardcover, Full Color, 160 pages, $24.99






Cuba: Sugar, Sex, and Slaughter (Men's Adventure Library Journal) - Now available!
by Robert Deis


The stories published in men's adventure magazines (MAMs) from the late 1950s through the late 1970s were notorious for their eye-popping, politically incorrect, often lurid artwork, their tough, unapologetic pulp fiction, and their exposé-style "news" articles designed to shock and titillate. Mixing fact with fiction and supplemented with sexy, violent pulp illustration art and photos, the magazines published hundreds of stories about Cuba and Fidel Castro, chronicling, illuminating, and dramatizing the earth-shaking events in Cuba in those explosive years in ways no other American print or electronic media did at the time--or has dared to since!

Men's Adventure Library Journal editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle follow their acclaimed I Watched Them Eat Me Alive with the second installment of a new kind of anthology. An expertly curated selection of fast-paced, testosterone-boosted fiction and artwork with history and context supplied by the editors, Cuba: Sugar, Sex, and Slaughter's highlights include an exclusive pictorial reminiscence by men's adventure supermodel Eva Lynd, who reveals details of her time as an American showgirl and model in Havana in the final days before the revolution ... a portfolio from pantheon illustration artist Samson Pollen (Pollen's Women) ... and a thrilling account of international intrigue, adventure, and escape by Robert F. Dorr (A Handful of Hell), the celebrated and controversial author (and retired senior diplomat) to whom the book is dedicated.

Cuba: Sugar, Sex, and Slaughter is available as a 158-page softcover and as a 178-page expanded hardcover with additional content--20 more color pages of hard-hitting fiction and outrageous artwork.


Series: Men's Adventure Library Journal (Book 2)
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: New Texture (May 1, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$17.95




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

Forgotten Books: THE LEGION OF THE LIVING DEAD by Carroll John Daly (1937)
 - New!
Forgotten Books: THE BODY LOOKS FAMILIAR / THE LATE MRS. FIVE by Richard Wormser
DC TRIP: WWI Fighters at the Air and Space Museum 
DC TRIP: Killer Spy Gadgets (Part 1) 
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book (1946) 
DC TRIP: Space Stuff


DEJAH THORIS #5 - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Stéphane Roux

Cover C: Sergio Davila

Water, water, everywhere…
The Princess of Mars discovers the hard way what it means to be a Jeddak as she faces an unthinkable situation on the barren planet of Barsoom, death by drowning...


A prequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved book A Princess of Mars.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




   


DEMIURGE: THE COMPLETE CTHULHU MYTHOS TALES OF MICHAEL SHEA
Now available for pre-order!

We are very excited to announce the first and only signed and numbered hardcover edition of Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea edited by S. T. Joshi! This premium limited edition hardcover is exclusively offered in the 2018 Dark Regions Press Collectors Club for preorder until September 1st 2018. The print run will be limited to the total number of preorders for the edition + 5 for extras/contributor copies. All copies will be numbered with none marked 'PC' or left blank. Number requests are available.

For more than thirty years, Michael Shea has been making his own distinctive contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos devised by H. P. Lovecraft—an entire universe of gods and monsters that hundreds of writers have imitated. But Shea has done a lot more than merely mimic Lovecraft’s prose or add a new god or “forbidden book” to the Mythos. In his Mythos tales, Shea has infused his own unique vision and perspective.

The much-reprinted “Fat Face” takes us into the seedy underworld of prostitutes and drug dealers in San Francisco, while other tales such as “Dagoniad,” “Copping Squid,” and “Tsathoggua” vividly meld Lovecraftian cosmic horror with the contemporary world of California, with its swimming pools and beachcombers. Shea was also fascinated with Lovecraft’s novel of Antarctic horror, At the Mountains of Madness, and his stories “Under the Shelf” and “Beneath the Beardmore” take us to that frozen land of death and terror.

The title story, “Demiurge,” is a previously unpublished novella that draws upon Lovecraft’s tales of psychic possession in its chilling portrayal of a nameless monster who may be the harbinger of the overthrow of the entire human race.

Michael Shea (1946–2014) was the award-winning author of The Color out of Time, the Nifft the Lean series of fantasy novels, and the classic tales “Polyphemus” and “The Autopsy.” This volume of his complete Cthulhu Mythos tales has been assembled by S. T. Joshi, a leading authority on Lovecraft and the Mythos.

This volume features wraparound cover artwork and five interior illustrations by renowned artist Aeron Alfrey (MADHOUSE).

Signed by Linda Shea, editor S. T. Joshi and artist Aeron Alfrey
Bound in black leather
Wraparound dust jacket
Front cover & spine gold stampings
Print run limited to total number of preorders in Collectors Club preorder window + 5 extras (max 300 copies)
Price: $90, Preorder (Forthcoming)
Exclusive to Dark Regions Press Collectors Club members




The Digest Enthusiast #8
 Now available and recommended!

The eigth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.
CONTENTS
Interview
Interview with Michael Bracken, author of over 1,200 short stories

News Digest
News Digest Previews and news from AHMM, Amazing Stories, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Broadswords and Blasters, Crime Syndicate Magazine, D&O:The Magazine, EconoClash Review, EQMM, F&SF, Fate, Hot Lead, Men of Violence, Monster!, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Nostalgia Digest, Paperback Parade, PulpFest 2018, Pulp Horror, Pulp Literature, Pulp Modern, Sleazy Reader, and Switchblade; writers Tom Brinkmann, Steve Carper, Peter Enfantino, Richard Kellogg, Robert Lopresti, Vince Nowell, Sr., and Art Taylor; and artists Michael Neno and Bob Vojtko.

Articles
Manhunt 1953 part three by Peter Enfantino
Gamma: New Frontiers in Fiction by Vince Nowell, Sr.
The Connie Kreski Conundrum by Tom Brinkmann
One-and-Dones part two by Steve Carper
Tribute to Joe Wehrle, Jr. by Richard Krauss
First Issues: Complete, Verdict, and Shell Scott
Western Magazine by Peter Enfantino


Fiction
Fiction by Josh Pachter and Robert Snashall

Over 100 cover images, 152 pages
Cover by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Photos, artwork, and cartoons by Amber Bracken, Marc Myers, Lori-Ann Reif, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr.

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


Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version and Magzter, $2.99



 
 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Double Trouble
- New!
Occult Detective Quarterly No. 4 Spring 2018
Weird Menace Vol. 1
The Digest Enthusiast No. 8

Adrian Cole’s Mirrorman

Paperback Parade #101 April 2018
Lawrence Block’s Death of Mallory Queen

DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Quick Reviews: The Snake-Man's Bane - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles - 4/29/2018
Out of Space and Time by Clark Ashton Smith
Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Harold Lamb
Who "Made" Conan and Robert E. Howard? -- Part One

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR
Coming in September!

SAVAGE PELLUICAR
ERB’s seventh and final novel in the series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed/Numbered Set (#1-248) -
with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter and a new Foreword by Richard Lupoff and Preface by Phil Burger.  

Each Set Includes:

Two matching number books signed by the contributors.
Dust Jacket paintings by Bob Eggleton (wraparound) and Thomas Grindberg.
30+ Story Illustrations including:

  Color artwork by Frazetta, Jusko and St. John (newly colorized)
  B&W illustrations by Takebe(16), Ivie, St. John and Grindberg.
Custom Slipcases, High Quality Paper and Bindings - 80# Finch in a vellum finish, vintage style book cloth, map endpapers, bookmarks and sewn bindings.

First Time in Hardback: ERB’s unpublished dj blurb, 2-page illustrated title pages for each of the four novellas.

Anticipated Ship Date Aug. 31st 2018


PRE-ORDER for THE LIMITED EDITION SET - SAVAGE PELLUCIDAR (1 of 248 signed/numbered)
$199.99





 

Edgar Rice Burroughs
SONG OF OPAR by Jim Malachowski
Now available June 1!

Song of Opar is an update of Tarzan and La's adventures beginning in the early twentieth century. 
Working with new information, the Opar stories have been enhanced and updated. 
Song of Opar places more emphasis on the origins of Opar, adventures of Tarzan and La not documented anywhere else, and the demise of the lost city.

Song of Opar is a tale of more than 115,000 words. 
It features a spectacular cover featuring the talent of well-known ERB artist — Joe Jusko. 
Song of Opar has thirty interior illustrations newly created, by the author, expressly for this book.


Publisher: Seti Press
Language: English
Pages: 394
Binding: Perfect-bound
Dimensions (inches): 6 wide x 9 tall

Price: $29.95 (plus shipping)

SONG OF OPAR debuted at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship convention May 17-18.


Seti Press   Lulu.com




EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN OF THE APES - Now available!

By Edgar Rice Burroughs . The novel tells the story of John Clayton, born in the western coastal jungles of equatorial Africa to a marooned couple from England, John and Alice (Rutherford) Clayton, Lord and Lady Greystoke. Adopted as an infant by the she-ape Kala after his parents died (his father is killed by the savage king ape Kerchak), Clayton is named “Tarzan” (“White Skin” in the ape language) and raised in ignorance of his human heritage.

PUBLISHER    ERB Inc.
PUBLISH DATE    2018
ISBN    9781945462160
BINDING    Soft Cover
DIMENSIONS    6x9
PAGES    280pg

$29.95



Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN REVISITED
Now available!

After his first appearance in 1912 in an American pulp magazine, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ literary character Tarzan® became one of the most significant pop culture characters of the 20th century and the first quintessential superhero.

Published in over 20 novels and translated into more than 50 languages, the story of a feral boy raised by great apes was an immediate sensation, spawning radio shows, newspaper comic strips, graphic novels, multiple TV series and countless movies.

Though the vine-swinging Tarzan® proved hugely popular amongst audiences, he was often met with much controversy and criticism. Despite the many heated debates surrounding Tarzan, the character nonetheless became a versatile vehicle for highlighting important topics including animal cruelty, colonialism, slavery and the current morals of society. Even Tarzan's® primitivist "return to nature" philosophy remains relevant today, further illustrating why this legendary figure has endured generations of cultural change and continues to be such a compelling and timeless hero.

From past to present, Tarzan®: Revisited explores the character's extraordinary evolution, giving a detailed overview of how he was first created, behind-the-scenes stories surrounding his innumerable media incarnations, and a fascinating insight into his longevity and legacy in pop culture.

NO. DISCS 1
RUNNING TIME 76 MIN
AUDIO FORMAT 2.0 DOLBY DIGITAL
REGION ALL
FORMAT NTSC
$29.99


THE GREATEST ADVENTURE HC - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Cary Nord

Heroes and heroines - along with the villains - from the entire Edgar Rice Burroughs library stand together!

Tarzan, Jane Clayton and Meriem Clayton, John Carter and Dejah Thoris, Korak The Killer, Jason Gridley, Billy Byrne, Bridge, The Oskaloosa Kid, Barney and Victoria Custer, Jim Stone, Townsend Harper, Virginia Maxon, Johnny La Fitte, The Rider, Shannon Burke, Ulysses Paxton, and more! Together for the first time!

Tarzan and Jason Gridley have assembled a crew of the greatest adventurers their world has to offer. Aboard the Martian sky ship Venture, they've set off in pursuit of a powerful gemstone called the Eye of Judgment. They're in a race to find the gem against an alien battleship called the Resolve. If the villains aboard the Resolve get it first, they'll be able to construct a death ray that can reach across the stars themselves, and kill anyone on any world, with the touch of a button.

Explore the worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs as never before with Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham (Fables) and artist Cezar Razek (Red Sonja) exploring every corner of the Burroughs world in this 248-page hardcover collecting the complete, 9-issue epic, and featuring all of the covers by Cary Nord (Conan), Greg Smallwood (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy), Roberto Castro (Red Ronja/Conan), and more!

Hardcover, 248 pages, Full Color, $29.99





Harryhausen - The Movie Posters - Coming September 4!
by Richard Holliss


Harryhausen - The Movie Posters showcases the posters from all of Ray's movies, from 1949's Mighty Joe Young, to Clash of the Titans in 1981.
There has never been a book published devoted solely to the promotional art associated with the films themselves.
Featuring posters from all over the world, as well as commentary from The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this is an essential addition to any fan's library.


Hardcover, 192 pages, $39.95



Hermes Press: DC COMICS BEFORE SUPERMAN MAJOR WHEELER NICHOLSON PULP COMICS - Coming in September!

Before Batman and Superman were even a glimmer in Bill Finger and Jerry Siegel's eyes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson created National Allied Publications, which would then go on to become DC Comics; one of the largest comic publishers in the world. This groundbreaking book explores the history of DC Comics before it became the behemoth we know today; the pulp stories that formed the basis for all the different kinds of comics that exist today.

Titles included in this historical reprint include Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow (script: Wheeler-Nicholson; art: Leo O'Mealia), Blood Pearls (script: Wheeler-Nicholson; art: Munson Paddock), Foe of the Borgias (script and art: Sven Elven), The Golden Dragon (script and art- Tom Hickey), and more!

All the comics included in this tome have been painstakingly reproduced and repaired to show how they would have looked back in the 1930s; and also included are all the pulps that the comics were based on!

With an essay from Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson on the formation of National Allied Publications, an introduction by Jim Steranko, and an afterward by comics historian Tom Andrae.

Hardcover, 8x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $60.00, On sale September 19.




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Mighty Warriors Arrive
- New!
Mighty Warriors
Lankhmar
Chainsaw and Corris
Flamehair

ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU HC  - Arriving in comic shops June 13!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft (Art) Gary Gianni

Written in 1928, H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu defined the ancient gods as dark creatures who came from the stars and ruled the world before mankind. When these ancient ones awaken, humanity is plagued by a nightmare of terrors etched upon an epic backdrop. Artist Gary Gianni and designer Marcelo Anciano both felt that Lovecraft's short story presented an opportunity to visually expand the Cthulhu mythos and push the boundaries of illustrated books. This book is a fusion of the graphic novel, the illustrated book and cinematic design. Over a hundred drawings enhance and bring to life the work of two visionaries — Lovecraft and Gianni — in an extraordinary feat of storytelling and art.

Hardcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $24.95





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE LOST BEASTS OF TA'TAMBA

From the long running Ki-Gor series of jungle stories, we present stories from Winter and Fall 1948 issues:
"Ki-Gor--and the Lost Beasts of Ta'Tamba" and "Ki-Gor--and the Golden Claws of Raa" by John Peter Drummond.
Fully illustrated with the original interior artwork from the pulp magazine Jungle Stories.

THE LOST BEASTS OF TA'TAMBA:
Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, and Brend, boy-emperor of the Stolen Kingdom, battled side by side against the thousand warrior-beasts of Ramfis.
Crawling swamp lizards would have had a better chance of victory. But struggling in the claws of Durga-Rama, the fiend usurper, Helene cried: "Ki-Gor, my mate, will save me!"

THE GOLDEN CLAWS OF RAA:
Sam Slater, cobra-eyed merchant of warrior-flesh; Mog, the gorilla with human blood on his dagger-like teeth-and Raa, white queen of the ape legions . . .
these were Ki-Gor's enemies in a battle that only the voodoo of Fate could decide!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 286 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price: $12.95



Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Tarzan is the dream man we would most of us like to be. When we surrender ourselves to the thrill of his exploits in the African Jungle we are yielding to the pull of primitive impulses and are back in prehistoric times swinging from tree to tree in glorious abandon through the primeval forest or fighting the great cave bear with our rude stone weapons. Tarzan is such a unique character, a majestic man and a noble beast, an aristocrat in civilization and a King in the Jungle. Tarzan came and he conquered and his marvelous adventures are today the favorite reading of millions of Americans. “Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar” is every bit as good as any previous Tarzan tale. It has the same breathless interest, the thrills, and the fascination.

Our edition of the magazine text is the first publication in hardcover and softcover, which we first published in 2003.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 260 pages
$15.00


The War Chief


This is one of the most impressive Indian stories that has been written in recent years. Differing from the usual Burroughs tales of weird fantasy, it not only has thrills and excitement galore but it shows us the beauty and grandeur of the life of the red man when he crossed the plains. The hero of the story is Shoz-Dijiji, the Black Bear, whose father and mother, Jerry and Annie McDuff, Scotch immigrants, were killed by a tribe of Apaches while crossing the plains to California. The infant was adopted by the chief of the tribe and raised as an Indian. Ironically, he was taught a hatred of the whites, which he bore with fanatical intensity. In the background of this vivid tale of the Indian is a romance, different than romance as we know it. Nevertheless, love is love in any language with every people, in all climes, and THE WAR CHIEF is a magnificent picture of Indian love. Written by America’s great versatile author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, it is another book that has that intangible something—personality.

Our edition of the magazine text is the first publication in hardcover and softcover, which we first published in 2005.

 
Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 278 pages
$15.00




Justin Marriott
PULP HORROR #7
Coming soon!

PULP HORROR #7
Issue 7 of Pulp Horror will be out later this Summer and available through Amazon.
The cover as illustrated by Rik Rawling.  
It’s a Mummy special, with features and checklists on its appearance in comics, short stories and novels. 
 
Paperback: 50 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$14.99




Amazon.com

Justin Marriott
HOT LEAD #2
MEN OF VIOLENCE #10

Coming soon!

Hot Lead 2
Front cover painted and designed by Tony Masero.


Men of Violence 10
Front cover illustrated and designed by Rik Rawling.


Amazon.com



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

78/52 Hitchcock Shower Scene
Purview Press: The Saint and the Falcon
Netfiix brings back Lost in Space
The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television
Ready Player One Movie Review
Cinevent Film Festival Turns 50
Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone