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



2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!
Message from Doug Ellis:
In March 2020, we were able to move the dates for the 2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention from April 17-19, 2020 to September 11-13, 2020.
At that time, we had hoped that the COVID-19 situation would have progressed to the point where we'd be able to hold our convention this September.

We regret to announce that after consultation with our convention hotel, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois, we have determined that it is not possible to hold our convention this year due to COVID-19. The next Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is scheduled for April 16-18, 2021 at the same location. All dealer table reservations and membership pre-registrations for 2020 will be honored for the 2021 convention dates. The Westin has told us that hotel reservations for the 2020 convention will be cancelled automatically, but we advise that you confirm that your booking has been cancelled (after giving the Westin a bit of time to do so). Those members with reservations at hotels other than the Westin and all members with travel reservations are advised to revise their bookings.

If you cannot attend on the 2021 dates and have already pre-registered (or purchased dealer tables), please let us know (using the “Contact” option at windycitypulpandpaper.com) and we will provide a refund.
The 2020 show would have been our 20th, and we had plans to make it our best yet. We'll take this extra time to work on making what will now be our 20th show (albeit in 2021) even better!
We are revising our web site to correspond to the 2021 convention information.

Stay safe!
  2021 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 16-18, 2021
  


Ablaze Publishing
THE CIMMERIAN VOLUME 1: QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST & RED NAILS
Coming in November!

THE CIMMERIAN VOLUME 1
(Writer) Robert E. Howard, Sylvain Runberg (Art) Jae Kwang Park

BY CROM! Robert E. Howard's famous Cimmerian UNCENSORED! For the first time, Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.
Read the story as he intended! The Cimmerian Vol 1 includes two complete stories, Queen of the Black Coast, and Red Nails, plus bonus material, in one hardcover collection!

In Queen of the Black Coast, Conan seeks refuge on a merchant ship, after being pursued for killing a judge. But soon after setting sail, the Cimmerian and his new companions face a threat: the legendary Belit, self-proclaimed Queen of the Black Coast! Soon finding himself smitten by the lovely Belit, Conan agrees to joins up with her and her crew to brutally pillage and sail the poisonous river Zarkheba, encountering ancient ruins, lost treasure, and winged, vicious monstrosities!

In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest. Here Conan pledges himself a mercenary, promising his sword to the highest bidder, fighting alongside fellow mercenary and fierce female warrior Valeria. After a clash against a terrible dragon, the two go to a strange fortified city, apparently deserted...but the duo will quickly discover that a civilization lives hidden inside, and that the citadel hides a heavy secret.


Hardcover, Full Color, 144 pages, $24.99, On sale November 10!




 
 
 

Adventure House

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

July 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 05/35 Now available!
Strange Tales – 03/32 Now available!

June 2020
Spicy Mystery Stories – 11/35  Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 09/34 Now available!

May 2020
Golden Fleece – 01/39  - Coming soon!
Spicy Detective Stories – 08/34  Now available!

April 2020
Magic Carpet – 07/33 - Now available!
Spicy Mystery Stories – 10/35 Now available!

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!
Morgo The Mighty by Sean O’Larkin
Puny men pit their brains and weapons against stark, elementary evil in a nightmare world.


Cover Artist: Howard V. Brown

7x10, 132 pages
$12.95







Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #59

Aces of the Damned by Robert J. Hogan
With the silence of a ghost but with the frightening forces of an avalanche, the curse of blindness descended upon Paris!
And in the empty sky where fighting men tripped their guns at the War Gods, the dice of death were stacked against the dying Yanks.
There is only one way for the Master Spy—and he takes this last chance of wings of flaming disaster!

Two Strikes on Death by Greaseball Joe

7×10, 110 pages
$12.95




Adventures in Bronze
The Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1
Now available in softcover!


Now ready for immediate order in trade paperback format.
Early orders will ship in the first week of June. $19.95 plus postage.
Wraparound cover by Joe DeVito.

Ten traditional tales of Victorian London’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he investigates some of his most baffling mysteries.

* Is a blue-skinned dinosaur tearing up the Essex countryside? “The Wild Adventure of the Indigo Impossibility” provides the astonishing answer.
* Holmes and Watson plunge into the darkest dens of Limehouse in search of “The Mystery of the Elusive Li Shen.” Is he man, myth, or monster?
* What is the secret of the uncatchable Thames footpad chronicled in “The Adventure of Old Black Duffel?”
* A famous American soldier of fortune asks Sherlock Holmes to locate a Russian adventuress long believed dead in “The Adventure of the Nebulous Nihilist.”
* Did fairies lure a young Manchester boy to his doom? “The Misadventure of the Bonny boy” tells the chilling tale.
* A wealthy art collector challenges Sherlock Holmes with an unsolvable riddle. Or is it a riddle? What is “The Enigma of Neptune’s Quandary?”
* Is a dead man haunting his own office––or might an even stranger explanation exist for why his frightened face is imprinted on a windowpane? “The Adventure of the Glassy Ghost” reveals all.
* A fiendish murderer strikes down victim after victim in “The Problem of the Bruised Tongues.” The only clue: the discolored tips of their tongues.
* “The Adventure of the Throne of Gilt.” What could it be, and why should Dr. John Watson fear it so?
* A revengeful enemy plots a gruesome end for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in “The Unsettling Matter of the Graveyard Ghoul.”




Adventures in Bronze

Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





Captain Philip Strange is back in eight more weird WWI stories spanning the run of theseries in the penultimate volume of this series. A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2? by the Allies during WWI and the verdamntBrain-Devil by the Boche. Just when you thought there were no more ways to die in war, the Germans come up with some even more gruesome ways! if you’re not just being incinerated by the sun’s ray focused through enormous lenses, you’re being gassed with a horribly disfiguring plague; drowned in a sea of blood or injected with a serum that turns you into a hyped up fighting hellion until you keel over dead; maybe you’ll be lucky and just have your own munitions blow up your entire outfit, or simply have your head chopped off and mounted on some psychotic ace’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour side to stop them in eight of his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

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


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
EL’ARIS
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of a new science-fiction action adventure novel by Wayne Carey; “EL’ARIS.”

After the planet El’aris was first discovered, human colonists enslaved the alien Tz-en. Then they mined the world’s natural resources for themselves. Eventually the Tz-en organized a rebellion with the help of paid intergalactic mercenaries, among which were Tony Michaels and Jon Perry. With the financial backing of the powerful star-spanning Deltan Technologies, they were victorious.

Ten years later, Michaels is summoned back to El’aris. Now it is the Tz-zen who rule with an iron fist subjugating the human Elarans. A desert tribe known as the Skir’ka has begun terrorist attacks on the major trade centers and Deltan Tech wants him to find and kill their leader. His name is Jon Perry.

“Wayne Carey’s new book is like a trip back in time,” says Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “It recalls the late 60s and early 70s when Ace and Daw paperbacks dominated the spinner racks. Month after month some of the finest science-fiction books were offered by such luminaries as Andre Norton, E.C. Tubb, A.E. Van Vogt, Frederick Pohl, Arthur C. Clark, Isaac Asimov and so-so many more.”

Fortier recalls his teen years devouring those action adventure space operas. “Carey has captured the enthusiasm and magic of those galactic settings with fascinating aliens and truly memorable new worlds.” Artist James Lyle provides the black and white interior illustrations and Ted Hammond the cover with Art Director Rob Davis assembling the package. “This is the first in a new series,” Fortier concludes, “and we can promise our readers one hell of a fun sci-fi ride.”


  Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



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

Milo March Returns to Print in May

The Black Mask Library Headlines the New Book Releases at the Windy City Pulp Convention
Save 30% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Wave 2 is now available!



Milo March #4: As Old As Cain
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

Insurance investigator Milo March is under pressure to solve a classic whodunit in a small town. Athens, Ohio, is a place full of historic monuments, many of them still walking the streets. But now the excitement of Hollywood has burst on the scene, with a studio shooting a biopic about a rugged pioneer who played a role in the founding of Athens County. Descendants of the story’s hero still live in Athens, and are the owners of valuable antiques, books, and other heirlooms passed down to them from the early 1800s. The studio has arranged to use these gems of Americana as props, insuring them with a million-dollar policy. With such a large sum at stake, the insurance company sends Milo to check on the security measures at the little museum where the items are housed under guard.

The job seems like a snap—until a bludgeoned body and a lot of smashed-open cases send everyone into a panic. Among the stolen items is a personal diary written by Hanna’s wife, which appears to be an object of intense interest, or even obsession. Milo can’t imagine why a diary from the early 1800s should be so dangerous as to lead to murder, but he’ll have to find out. Was it a matter of greed, professional ambition, or something bizarre like a delusional fixation on the long-dead pioneer woman who penned the diary? If being unpleasant or eccentric made someone a murderer, then there was full cast of characters to choose from, including a pedantic historian, a shiftless ex-cop, and a couple of snooping old biddies, not to mention a scheming scriptwriter, a genius director, and a man-eating blonde starlet.

Murder wasn’t supposed to happen in Athens, Ohio, and the cops want these crimes to be solved fast. The pressure is on Milo to identify the killer before he strikes again—and to recover the heirlooms before anyone cashes in the million-dollar policy.


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

Milo March #5: The Splintered Man
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

It’s been two years since Milo March sneaked into East Germany to capture a valuable Western deserter. Now, as a major in the Army Reserves, he is recalled to tackle a much weirder case. No one knows why Hermann Gruss, head of the counterespionage police in West Germany, disappeared behind the Iron Curtain. Did he defect voluntarily, or was he taken by force? Either way, Milo has to get him back before he reveals secrets that the U.S. shared with him.

Some say Gruss suffers from a dread disease and is being treated in East Berlin with the latest wonder drug by his friend Dr. Oderbruch. Milo suspects that Oderbruch, a former Nazi, is experimenting on Gruss, bouncing him in and out of insanity like a yo-yo by dosing him with LSD, then healing his “schizophrenia” with an antidote. Withholding the antidote is a handy way to squeeze information out of Gruss, and the drug experiments are part of a larger, fiendish project involving mind control of the military.

In his effort to gain access to Oderbruch and find Gruss, Milo ends up in the arms of the lustful Frau Beate, who plies him with Soviet champagne and vodka. Milo is reasonably safe if hangovers are the only menace. But when his disguise as a Russian secret-police agent is blown, he is packed off to a mental hospital. There he joins Gruss as the doctor’s latest guinea pig.

Milo survived a marathon interrogation by the Communists during his last mission. But this is different—the hallucinogenic effects of LSD threaten to splinter his mind into pieces. How will he escape the closely guarded hospital, bringing both Gruss and the evil Oderbruch back with him to the West? Milo’s quick-witted action and sheer nerve, not to mention his irreverence toward authority figures on both sides, make for the wildest trip of all—an insane car chase back to the Free World.


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

Milo March #6: A Lonely Walk
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

Milo March, Madison Avenue insurance detective, is sent to Rome to investigate the double-indemnity claim on the policy of a young woman who may have been murdered. Anna Maria went walking on a beach, allegedly to bathe in the healing seawater. A few hours later she was found lying nude on the sand, with no apparent signs of violence to the body. An accidental drowning, says the medical report, and the family puts in a claim for the large benefit. The insurance company, understandably, would like to confirm that the death was indeed an accident.

Although the case is quickly closed by the police, the whispers of Rome will not be silenced. They insist that the girl was murdered, that she’d been consorting with VIPs at a wild drug party, that she was pregnant and the guilty man did not want any trouble. It is rumored that politicians made the police hush up the truth, lest a scandal topple the Christian-Democrat government, allowing the Communists to take over.

Milo is warned to leave the case alone. If he persists, he may find himself arrested, he may get orders from his own American Embassy, or he may even be killed by someone… or some thing. All of this may happen if he says out loud that a girl of no importance died because someone wanted her dead. But the question—and the shocking surprise—is who actually killed her?

A Lonely Walk was inspired by the true story of Wilma Montesi, whose death in 1953 led to a scandal that rocked Italy with revelations of corruption in high places. The real-life case remains unsolved death to this day. Not so Milo’s investigation of the girl who took a lonely walk—until Death came to keep her company.


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook







Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


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

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

Here are the details on all of these releases:


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


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

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Blood on the Curb   - Now available!
By Joseph T. Shaw, cover by Stockton Mulford

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

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

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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Steeger Books












Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Complete Adventures of Tizzo the Firebrand (Deluxe Edition)
 Frederick Faust, John A. Coughlin, Max Brand, Samuel Cahan, William F. Nolan


Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical adventures rank among the best stories he ever wrote. These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries.

Collected for the first time in its entirety—and in the only edition authorized by the Frederick Faust estate—are all seven Tizzo adventures, accompanied by all the original illustrations from Argosy Magazine. And this edition also includes an all-new introduction by Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).

$75.00
The Complete Saga of Tomorrow (Deluxe Edition)
 Arthur Leo Zagat, Rudolph Belarski, Samuel Cahan


The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch by science fiction pioneer Arthur Leo Zagat is collected for the first time in a single volume. Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Dikar and The Bunch fight to restore America to its former glory. A classic post-apocalyptic saga from the pages of Argosy Magazine.

Casebook hardcover edition.
$75.00

Steeger Books




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Spider #38: City of Dreadful Night  - New!
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Looting, murdering bands of desperadoes roamed the streets of New York like wanton jackals who destroyed what they could not devour. An underworld Juggernaut had been unleashed upon Manhattan, turning it into a place of desolation and terror. The Thuggees of the East, those masters of murder, the cruel minions of Tang-akhmut, held the city in a state of siege. One man could save New York—Richard Wentworth, the avenging Spider, and Richard Wentworth, hunted by the police, hated by the underworld he fought, had been ordered shot on sight!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Western Raider #2: The Hawk Rides Back From Death - New!
By Stone Cody, Tom Mount

Out of disaster, Silver Trent rallied the shattered remnants of his once-proud crew… for El Diablo’s new and bloody terror decreed dishonor for the girl Silver loved and tortured death for every honest rider in the stricken borderlands. Yet what hope had the Rio Robin Hood’s tattered ghosts of men—if El Diablo could send a hundred flashing, well-trained killers against every loyal man they mustered?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #37: The Devil’s Death-Dwarfs 
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The most diabolical criminal ever to menace America, Tang-akhmut, the Egyptian, had descended like a blighting plague on Cincinnati. Tang-akhmut, leading a new and terrible army of dwarfed monsters—scourging helpless women with poisoned and barbed whips; who set about systematically to wreck the water supply of the city and then set uncontrollable conflagrations to cover his looting. Richard Wentworth, the Spider, penniless, a man outside the law, once more faces him in single-handed battle!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #20: Scourge of the Invisible Death 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

No man could explain that death which struck from the stratosphere, turning men into statues, stripping the United States of defenses. Operator 5—Ace of the American Secret Service—uncovered an espionage organization which was working against our country when Washington recaptured Yorktown, in 1781!… But now, a madman with limitless ambition headed the Secret Loyalists, determined to make himself Emperor of America, and Operator 5 takes a million-to-one gamble which brings him face to face with disgrace and death!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #36: The Coming of the Terror 
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Stripped of his wealth, cut off from his faithful helpers, Richard Wentworth, known and feared throughout the Underworld as the avenging Spider, struggles with his most powerful and wily foe—the Man who came out of the East! With Wentworth’s best friend, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick framed for murder; with the entire city capitulating before that new and cruelly cunning menace from the Orient, the Spider himself seems doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Western Raider #1: Guns of the Damned
By Stone Cody, Tom Mount

Terror had claimed the bitter ranges below the Rio and death was stalking its towns, when Silver Trent and his raiders left their mountain hideout to save a doomed cowboy and a hapless girl…. For through these two, Silver hoped to break the power of the cunning range-devil who had spread this net of violence and blood. But an army was pledged to hang Silver’s bullet-shattered body from the wasteland’s highest tree!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #35: Satan’s Sightless Legion
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

It is Wentworth himself—the Spider—who is first to feel the dread hand of that Master of Darkness—The Blind Man, and his satanic weapon. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, Commissioner of Police, is strangely attacked by the forces of evil; his beloved Nita van Sloan spirited away into a fearsome fate… And the Spider himself destined to a horrible life of pain and misery. Caught between the forces of evil, the Spider at last seems doomed to die in ignominy!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #19: Attack of the Blizzard Men 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

As suddenly as Death, the bitter cold came, and with it, the armored tanks, sleek submarines and mailed warriors of the invading legions! An international syndicate, fearing America’s greatness and strength in war, had unleashed savage war-dogs to win the conflict before it fairly began… The greatest military genius of modern times commanded the enemy, and Operator 5 of the United States Secret Service—known to his dearest friends as Jimmy Christopher—was America’s choice to oppose him… But with the Intelligence slaughtered, with Diane in the camp of the enemy, the federal government in hiding, Operator 5 faced the stiffest battle of his career, and the Gods tossed dice to determine the victory!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #34: Laboratory of the Damned  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Richard Wentworth—whose grim, anti-crime crusades as the Spider have made him world-famous—was the first objective in the Poison Master’s murder campaign. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, lay in a death-like stupor. His beloved, Nita van Sloan, was stricken with the horrible living death! And at the same time, countless thousands were felled by the same fatal venom… Caught in the crossfire between the Law and the Underworld, the Spider must battle the blind apathy of a nation ensnared in a subtle death-trap—must overcome the despair in his own brave heart…!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Secret 6 #4: The Golden Alligator
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan

When King found a man buried alive he knew he was on the trail of his strangest case. But it wasn’t until the second murder had been committed before his very eyes that he realized he was pitted against a clever enemy—a master criminal who was gambling for fabulous stakes in a game of golden death!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #33: Legions of Madness  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Never had Richard Wentworth—he who is the scourge of the Underworld in his guise of the Spider—faced such tremendous odds or been so alone in the strife! Nita, his beloved, had tried to kill him, was hopelessly insane. His faithful servant had been tortured beyond human endurance. And the Master of Madness, chief of a powerful, fiendish syndicate, was spreading his germs of mania unchecked. Who could rescue America from screaming, murderous frenzy when the Spider, harried by Law and lawless, himself half-doubted his own skill and bravery?

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #18: Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #32: Slaves of the Dragon
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

White slavery, the loathsome traffic in women’s bodies—and souls—was stripping America of wives, sisters and sweethearts. Richard Wentworth, valiant champion of human rights, knew that an Oriental master criminal was captaining the slavery syndicate, guessed the unspeakable purpose behind those wholesale abductions. But with Nita hopelessly lost, with G-men harrying him relentlessly, can the Spider outwit his most formidable foeman and save America’s doomed womanhood?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Operator 5 #17:  Hosts of the Flaming Death
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

Gold—the mineral which fosters war!—threatened to plunge America into a chaos of revolt, misery and death. In Washington, the fortified vaults of the nation’s Treasury lay empty—stripped of wealth. A madman, obscured in mystery, his face concealed by a mask of the precious metal, had allied himself with powerful foreign magnates to deliver the United States into misery and bondage. Robbed of her riches, her plans for military security disrupted, her strategic stores destroyed and her armament factories wrecked, the most powerful nation in the world seemed inevitably doomed. One man, Jimmy Christopher, ace of the Intelligence, had a feasible plan for wresting victory from the cunning clutches of the greedy syndicate… And that man, known to a few as Operator 5, under grave suspicion of treachery, spied upon and hampered by a stubborn superior, must sacrifice his father, his beloved, and his honor to save his native land from a cruel invader’s debauchery and butchery…!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


The Spider #31: The Cholera King  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Death in its ugliest form ravaged America. An ambitious, clever madman, master of a far-flung criminal empire, spread cholera germs through every rank and class of a large and totally unsuspecting populace. Numbed by terror, the citizens fled from certain death… while the police, baffled and powerless, campaigned relentlessly against the Spider, the only man able to save the stricken and bring the Plague Master to justice!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Secret 6 #3: The Monster Murders  
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan

“Giant dogs at large! Kill several in Manhattan…” The nation read this story with horror, Dogs as big as horses—dogs that mutilated and destroyed. What were these beasts? What fiendish hand directed them? Only the Secret 6 guessed the real menace, dared follow the crimson tracks of a monster killer!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95





















 
    

American Mythology Productions 
Now available!


CARSON OF VENUS: REALM OF THE DEAD #2
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) 
Cyrus Mesarcia (Cover) Cyrus Mesarcia

On the planet Venus, in the region of Morov, the dead walk in the decaying city of Kormor... And Carson Napier wants in! After kidnapping the Princess Duare, the villainous scientist Skor has imprisoned Carson's one true love in his castle, behind the cold, stone walls of Kormor, and Carson will stop at nothing-even taking on an army of animated corpses-to rescue her from the evil ruler of the realm of the dead. But what Carson doesn't know is thatthe resourceful Duare has her own plan for escape, but she might first haveto become the queen of Morov!

Carson of Venus: Realm of the Dead #2 is available with two covers - Main and a limited edition 1 in 350 Pulp cover, both by Cyrus Mesarcia.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Carratu cover)
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Carratu Pulp Limited edition)



 
American Mythology Productions 
Coming in October!

THE MONSTER MEN #3
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) 
Roy Allen Martinez (Cover) Roy Allen Martinez

The first fright-filled The Monster Men mini-series comes to a crashing conclusion!

Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic gothic horror/science fiction novel, this canonical sequel reveals terrors that will leave you with nightmares as rugged Townsend Harper, Jr. and beautiful Virginia Maxon face the legacy of her father's mad experiments into the creation of human life in mysterious chemical vats. But the creatures birthed by science are far from human, misshapen and monstrous beasts who hunger for human flesh. As they fight for their lives in the jungles of a secluded island hell, Townsend and Virginia find that their enemies include not only a horde of fiendish creatures, but a detachment of soldiers led by British Army lieutenant Arkwright, who has resumed Professor Maxon's doomed experiments to create his own army of beasts. Only one can possibly save Townsend and Virginia and stop the mad British officer's scheme... the fearsome creature of inhuman strength who answers to the name Number 13!

Officially licensed and created with full cooperation of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., The Monster Men: Heart of the Beast is written by Mike Wolfer (Pellucidar, The Land That Time Forgot) and illustrated by Roy Allan Martinez (Eternal Thirst of Dracula, Zorro: Swords of Hell).


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Martinez cover), On sale October 14!
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Pulp Limited Edition), On sale October 14!

THE MONSTER MEN #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201141 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201142 (Limited Edition Pulp cover).


   
American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops August 5!


CARSON OF VENUS: EYE OF AMTOR #2
(Writer) Mike Wolfer & Various (Art) Vincenzo Carratu, Mike Wolfer (Cover) Vincenzo Carratu


The official comics prequel to Matt Betts' upcoming Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe novel "Carson of Venus: Edge of All Worlds" continues! With their friends held captive by a ruthless king, Carson and Duare have embarked upon a mission to collect the raw materials to build a telescope for the mad ruler... But those raw materials can only be found in the most dangerous locations across wild Amtor (Venus). It's an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride as Carson and Duare race against the clock and face some of the most savage creatures imaginable in the opening story by Matt Betts and Mike Wolfer, gorgeously illustrated by Vincenzo Carratu. Then, the adventure of explorers Jason Gridley and Victory Harben at the Earth's core continues in the tale "Pellucidar: Dark of the Sun," by novelist Christopher Paul Carey and artist Mike Wolfer!

Carson of Venus Eye of Amtor #2 is available with two covers - Main by Vincenzo Carratu and a limited edition 1 in 350 Pulp cover, also by Carratu.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Carratu cover)
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Carratu Pulp Limited edition)







Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

Get them while they last!

These reprints may still be available from:
Adventure House, Radio Archives, Bud PlantMike Chomko, Vintage Library, Curious Book ShopRadio Spirits
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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


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


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Gerald Welch discusses the Destroyer Legacy series and more
Gerald Welch collaborated with the legendary Warren Murphy on the Legacy series which extends the universe of Remo Williams, the Destroyer and is little father Chiun. Jerry is one of the biggest Destroyer fans around and has not only been writing the stories about Remo's Viking daughter, Freyja Williams, and his Navy Seal son, Stone Smith, as they carry the Sinanju Legacy into the 21st Century. Along the way, he is also trying to harmonize some of the continuity issues in the original 153 Destroyer Saga.  Jerry has also created a Sinanju based board game (TRIBUTE) and several high-quality collectibles including a deck of Sinanju card that is to DIE for!  He is also completing Volume 8 in the Legacy series which should be available by Christmas.  We had a free wheeling, fun interview and we didn't really cover everything.

Jerry also has a scifi series of his own called "The Last Witness"  which combines some of the high concept ideas of the Destroyer series with some its satire and humor.

He has also done Omnibus volumes for Legacy and The Last Witness that have reference materials and other bonuses for the true fan.

If you haven't read any of his books, CHECK THEM OUT!  They are contemporary pulp stories at their finest.


Past episodes:
'Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem' by Gary Phillips
PEEK-A-BOO : A New Heritage Universe Novel from Jeff Deischer
Who's Who in New Pulp - with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
The Way They Were: Essays on Adventure Stories
WAR! : The ancient gods do battle! Heritage Universe
"Duck, Duck, Goose" by Jeff Deischer
Tarzan: Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray
Portrait of a Snow Queen by Micah Harris : EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST!


Beb Books
Now available!

For the past several years I was converting pulp stories into etext to sent to Pulpgen for reprinting. And then one day -- poof! --Pulpgen was gone.
So I've decided to fill in the void, sort of, by preparing --at irregular intervals -- ePub anthologies I'm calling "The Baker's Dozen.

Thirteen stories of a particular genre trying for as much variety as possible. The first Baker's Dozen is
Baker's Dozen-Detective 01. Thirteen mystery, detective, and crime stories from thriteen different writers appearing in twelve different magazines.
There are stories by Arthur Leo Zaget, Paul Ernest, Bruno Fisher, Richard Sale, Robert Leslie Bellem, Frank Gruber, and six more. Alll for free, inePub format, and available for download at: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Also uploaded this week are a number of dime novels and penny dreadfuls.Claude Duval was a charismatic English highwayman, active during the British Civil War.
A dashing and gentlemanly rogue along the lines of Robin Hood. We present two of his many adventures.

Claude Duval #2, a medley of adventures of him as warrior, romantic, highwayman and leader of the downtrodden masses in London.
Claude Duval #10 involves a plot to assassinate  King Charles I but quickly turns into a tale of a man hunted not merely by Claude Daval but by his guilty conscious as well. The writing of these stories is surprisingly literate for cheap entertainment.

Here on the other side of the Pond we present two dime novels of Nick Carter, the world's greatest Detective.
Nick Carter - The House of Secret is a amusing gothic thriller as unseen forces terrorize a young woman in her own house.Nick Carter - Gideon Drexel's Millions Man comes to Carter thinking someone in his household is trying to killer him. Carter comes to investigates and finds that everyone is plotting against the name. Two entertaining stories to amusing through these long summer days. And free for download at http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Finally, for the SF fan we post three different dime novels about steam engines shaped like men.
The first is The Steam Man of the Prairie by Edward S. Ellis (1869) Young,
Hunchback Jonny Brainard builds his steam man  and hired to rescue the partner of a mountain man who were prospector for gold and now are menaced by indians.

This proved so popular that publisher Frank Tousay hired Harry Enton to create his oown steam man.
This became the Steam Man of the Plains, published in Boys of New York in 1876 and reprinted in the Frank Reade Library #12 in 1892.
A dispute over ownership of the title lead to the creation of Frank Reade, Jr. by "nonname" (Lu Senarias) This time titled, Frank Reade Jr and his New Steam Man.
Each of these is a completely different and unique story.

The Frank Reade Library appeared weekly.  The fifth issue featured "Frank Reade Jr. with his Steam Man in Mexico. This has also been included as an ePub. These, too, can be found at http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

All these books are available in print editions
Contact me at beb01@sprynet.com for pricing.



       

The Best of Jules de Grandin
20 Classic Occult Detective Stories
By Seabury Quinn
Now available!

A collection of the 20 greatest tales of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

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

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

The Best of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents twenty of the greatest published works featuring the supernatural detective.
Presented in chronological order with stories from the 1920s through the 1940s, this collection contains the most incredible of Jules de Grandin's many awe-inspiring adventures.


Publisher: Night Shade
Length: 560 pages
LIST PRICE $24.99





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

 

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

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Collectibles For Sale update 12-6

Bold Venture Press
Now available!

The Masked Rider #2

Trail of the Blue Snake
GUNNISON STEELE
Fearing the guns of no man, Wayne Morgan and his Yaqui partner face off against a vicious death-dealing outlaw boss in Pipe-Organ Canyon! The Masked Rider braves the threat of evil, coiling doom!

Triggers on the Yellowwater
T.W. FORD
When a bushwhacking badman poisons the blood stream of Seguaro County by posing as its savior, The Masked Rider's guns are the antidote!


Pages: 144
Format: Soft 7" x 10"
$12.95
Expected release date is Jul 4th 2020



Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #36
Now available!


Another blend of new and classic fiction, embarking on another safari through the pulp jungle.

This issue features a rare story by the creator of Perry Mason — "Bloody Bill Obeys" by Erle Stanley Gardner has been lost since its original publication in 1925. It appears complete in this issue. "Bloody Bill" Sullivan becomes the unwitting "volunteer" in an illusionist act, with crime as the curtain call! A profile of the author precedes the story.

David Goudsward examines the complicated publishing history of "Werewoman" by C. L. Moore and "The Tree-Man" by Henry S. Whitehead, two perennial favorite authors from Weird Tales magazine, accompanied by the stories.

In the new fiction category, "Mona's Back" by Michael A. Wexler follows the trail of a hardboiled woman everyone would like to forget, if she wasn't blackmailing them. Codename: Intrepid clashes with another strange war-related incident in "Case Gray" by Robert J. Mendenhall.

Mystery, science fiction, and horror from classic authors such as E. C. Tubb, Charles Boeckman, and Earle Basinsky, Jr. New pulp fiction by Michael A. Wexler, Conrad Adamson; and Steven L. Rowe.


CLASSIC PULP FICTION
 Death Walks in the Fog | Charles Boeckman
   Seelingson’s number was nearly up, but he could choose his death.
 Face to Infinity | E. C. Tubb
   Here one minute ... flashback or flash forward the next ...
 Bloody Bill Obeys | Erle Stanley Gardner
   The stage magician needed a volunteer, but he chose Bloody Bill.
 Werewoman | C. L. Moore
   An ancient evil bayed at the moon, but Northwest Smith had business.
 The Tree-Man | Henry S. Whitehead
   Pineapples, coconuts, hatred …
 Killer’s Choice | Earle Basinsky, Jr.
   On a foggy night, “Rocky” placed Captain Alan in a bad spot.


NEW PULP FICTION
 Let’s Not Argue | Conrad Adamson
   A shopping list didn’t include danger or love …
 Case Gray | Robert J. Mendenhall
   War … and zombies! An “unusal” case for Codename: Intrepid.
 Mona’s Back | Michael A. Wexler
   She walked right out of his life, and right back into a mob war!
 Welcoming Amethyst Eyes | Steven L. Rowe
   When a duel is imminent, it helps for the eyes to drink in the prize.


PULP HISTORY
 A Tale of Two Stories | David Goudsward
   C. L. Moore “Werewoman”; Henry S. Whitehead “The Tree-Man”
 The Case for Erle Stanley Gardner | Michael Brown
   

DEPARTMENTS
 Editorial | Audrey Parente 


Editor: Audrey Parente
Pages: 130
Format: 7" x 10" softcover
$9.95

eBook - $2.99



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

Back Cover: Tim Faurote

Everything, new and old, is beautifully designed by Kez Wilson.
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Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar


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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Savage Sword, Tanith Lee, Fritz Leiber, Greyhawk   - New!
The Curse of the Golden Skull - New!
Sensor Sweep: Viking Bikers From Hell, Lovecraft & Hemingway, Hadon of Ancient Opar
Sensor Sweep: Kull, Star Trek, Dying Earth, Doc Vandal
Sensor Sweep: Michael Whelan, Sea Horror, Solar Pons, World of Tanks  
A Million Years in the Future
Sensor Sweep: Hall of the Giant King, Henry Kuttner, William Stout, Alex Nino
Sensor Sweep: Kyrik, Earl Norem, Stormbringer RPG, Denny O’Neill
Sensor Sweep: Year’s Best Horror, Blood Sundown, Al Williamson, Northworld  



Clover Press
ROBERT E HOWARD RATTLE OF BONES HC
Robert E. Howard & Gabriel Rodriguez

Coming in October!

Collecting 8 horror stories from Conan's creator, Robert E. Howard, with all-new illustrations by Locke & Key co-creator, Gabriel Rodriguez.

This collection includes the prose short stories: In the Forest of Villefere, Wolfshead, Sea Curse, A Tale of Faring Town, Rattle of Bones, The Touch of Death, Dig Me No Grave, People of the Dark, and The House of Arabu.

Each story originally appeared in the shudder pulps of the 1920s and 30s and are accompanied by all-new full-color illustration by Rodriguez.
Master of horror, Steve Niles, provides an afterword that looks at Howard's prolific and short life.
Published by arrangement with Weird Tales and Robert E. Howard Properties, LLC.


Hardcover, 9x6.5, 208 pages, Partial Color, $30.00, On sale October 14.







CONAN
Latest schedule updates!

Ablaze Publishing
THE CIMMERIAN: RED NAILS #2  - Now available!
THE CIMMERIAN: PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #1  - August 26
THE CIMMERIAN: PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #2  - September 23

Marvel Comics

07/08/2020
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3
 - Now available!

07/15/2020
CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #3 (OF 5)
- Now available!
CONAN: SERPENT WAR TPB  - Now available!

07/29/2020
EMPYRE: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
(FEATURING CONAN)  - Coming July 29!

08/05/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS  EPIC COLLECTION - THE COMING OF CONAN TPB
SAVAGE AVENGERS VOL. 2: TO DINE WITH DOOM TPB
(FEATURING CONAN) 
SOLOMON KANE: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS HC

08/19/2020
CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #4 (OF 5)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC

09/16/2020
CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #5 (OF 5)

09/30/2020
SAVAGE AVENGERS #12 (FEATURING CONAN) 

10/7/2020
THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION


10/2020
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: HORRORS BENEATH THE STONES TPB  

10/21/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN#15

THE MARVEL ART OF SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN HC

11/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY AARON & ASRAR HC


11/18/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY KURT BUSIEK OMNIBUS

01/06/2021
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 4 (Marvel)


2021
KULL: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1


The following previously solicited comics and collections are still to be scheduled.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16
- Coming in November!
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17 - Coming in December!

DARK AGNES #3 (OF 5)
DARK AGNES #4 (OF 5)
DARK AGNES #5 (OF 5)

SAVAGE AVENGERS #13
- Coming in October!
SAVAGE AVENGERS #14 - Coming in November!


SOLOMON KANE: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS HC - Arriving in comic shops August 5!
Written by Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas, Don Glut & more
Penciled by David Wenzel, Howard Chaykin, Steve Carr, Bret Blevins, Mike Mignola, John Bogdanove, John Ridgeway, Al Williamson & more
NEW Cover by TBA

Cover by Howard Chaykin, Frank Giacoia & John Romita (Direct Market only)

He’s a weapon of God, stalking the Sixteenth Century! A tall, grim wanderer, roving the Earth to right all its wrongs! Let those who worship the power of evil beware, lest they face…Solomon Kane! He sprang from the mind of Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard — and just like the Cimmerian, this Puritan adventurer wasa comic book sensation! Now Kane’s complete, classic Marvel adventures arecollected in one jaw-dropping Omnibus volume! Featuring adaptations of Howard’sformative tales and new chapters by such scribes as Roy Thomas and RalphMacchio — all filled with pirates, cannibals, demons and vampires!

Collecting MARVEL PREMIERE (1972) 33-34; SOLOMON KANE (1985) 1-6; MATERIAL FROM CONAN SAGA (1987) 50, DRACULA LIVES! (1973) 3, KULL AND THE BARBARIANS (1975) 2-3, MARVEL PREVIEW (1975) 19, MONSTERS UNLEASHED (1973) 1, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) 13-14, 18-20, 22, 25, 26, 33-34, 37, 39, 41, 53-54, 62, 83, 162, 169, 171, 219, 220.


Full Color, 624 pages, $100.00





CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS EPIC COLLECTION - THE COMING OF CONAN TPB   - Arriving in comic shops August 5!
Written by Roy Thomas with John Jakes
Penciled by Barry Windsor-Smith with Gil Kane
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith

The greatest saga in sword-and-sorcery history begins! Born on a battlefield in the frozen lands of Cimmeria, Conan has spent his life fighting his way across the untamed Hyborian kingdoms -- sparing no man, woman or wizard his wrath. His adventures will become legend. He will become king. He is...Conan the Barbarian! Roy Thomas and BarryWindsor-Smith brought Robert E. Howard's iconic creation to four-color lifewith work that set new standards for comic book storytelling. Now, Marvelis honored to present their epic sagas -- painstakingly restored to matchthe majesty of the original editions. In these early exploits, Conan venturesfrom his homeland for the first time, honing his skills as a thief and mercenary-- and above all, a warrior! Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1970) #1-13and material from CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4.

Full Color, 352 pages, $34.99





SAVAGE AVENGERS VOL. 2: TO DINE WITH DOOM TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 5!
Written by Gerry Duggan
Penciled by Kim Jacinto, Patch Zircher & Ron Garney
Cover by David Finch


Conan continues to make new friends(and enemies!) in the modern-day Marvel Universe! First, Conan and thePunisher are attempting to escape the Savage Land, with the caskets ofFrank's family in tow -- but they'll have to make it across Antarctica!Then, when a barbarian walks into a brothel, it's no laughing matter. Conantakes on human traffickers alongside the Black Widow and the Son of Satanhimself, Daimon Hellstrom! Finally, Conan hates wizards -- but as thisstrange modern-day world that he's found himself in celebrates the holidays,the Cimmerian must deal with two famous magic-wielders: Doctor Strangeand Doctor Doom! Can these three set aside their differences to deal withKulan Gath, the sorcerous name at the very top of all their naughty lists?Collecting SAVAGE AVENGERS #6-10 and ANNUAL #1.

Full Color, 144 pages, $19.99





Marvel Comics



The Cthulhu Stories of Robert E. Howard  - Coming in September!

The Great Old Ones Return...

In the early twentieth-century, in the pages of Weird Tales and other pulp magazines, H.P. Lovecraft created the Cthulhu Mythos and offered it to his friends, creating a shared mythology for much of their weird fiction. Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, was one of those good friends.

Fresh from dusty libraries dark with forbidden knowledge, these twelve Howard tales, bring Kull of Atlantis, Bran Mak Morn, and a steady band of warriors, adventurers, and scholars into the dark to face the Nameless and that which they left behind: Elder gods, nameless cosmic horrors greater and older than the gods themselves, ancient forms of life and worship from before the dawn of humanity.

These are the Cthulhu Stories of Robert. E. Howard

Hardcover
$34.99

On sale September 23

Thanks to Terry Allen for the tip!

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Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

The Lost Worlds of Doc Savage - New!
H. P. Lovecraft’s The Mound, At Last….  - New!
Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Alfred Alcala (1925-2000)
S. P. Meek: Science Fiction Adventure Writer
Sonnets of the Midnight Hours by Donald Wandrei
A. W. Bernal: The Man Who Was Two Men  
Lovecraftian Stories You Might Have Missed
I Didn’t Know They Wrote Pulp!
Ki-Gor: House Name of the Jungle
Sword & Planet of the 1970s  
Robert E. Howard’s Crusades


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

Forgotten Stories: INTERLUDE'S END by Robert Leslie Bellem (1935)  
- New!
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 & 108 (1932-33)  - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip: The SEVENTH Sunday Adventure (1958)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1937)
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - The Final Dailies, Weeks 63 & 64 (1958)  
Forgotten Stories: BY ORDER OF BUCK BRADY by W.C. Tuttle (1928)  
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Watch it Here: SECRET AGENT X-9 (1945)  
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Forgotten Books: 007 in DEVIL MAY CARE by Sebastian Faulks (2008)


The Digest Enthusiast #12
Now in full color!!!!!
Now available!


Explore the World of Digest Magazines

Interviews
• Tony Gleeson (Fantastic, Amazing Science Fiction, Mike Shayne, Personal Crimes).
• John Shirley (Weirdbook, Fantastic, The Crow, Constantine, Wetbones).

Articles
• Lester del Rey’s Five Ages of Science Fiction by Vince Nowell, Sr.
• Born of Other Worlds, it’s Science Stories, a digest Ray Palmer “tossed in your lap with little or no ceremony.”
• News and dozens of cover previews from around the world of digests, direct from the magazines’ editors, publishers, and writers.
• Mike Chomko and William Lampkin untangle the fate of PulpFest 2020 and The Pulpster.
• Richard Krauss exhumes the true crime sensation: Fotocrime.
• Steve Carper rediscovers the remarkable Photoplay Editions.
• Ward Smith spotlights Digest Science Fiction Novels.

Reviews
• Amazing Selects
• bare•bones No. 1
• EconoClash Review No. 5
• Guns + Tacos Season One
• Lake County Incidents
• Paperback Fanatic No. 43

Fiction
• Stories by Michael Bracken, Rick Ollerman, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. with artwork by Rick McCollum, Marc Myers, and Michael Neno.

Plus
• Over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, first issue factoids, and more.
• Cover by Tony Gleeson, 160 pages, published in full color by Larque Press.




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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    

 

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Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller -- Thirty Years Gone
- New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/26/2020  - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/19/2020
Sea Horror - Part Two  
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/12/2020
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/5/2020  
Sea Horror - Part One
Sam Moskowitz: Rider on the Immortal Storm
Whelan and Elric

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Now available on eBook format!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


ERB Books   Kindle  Hardcover  Softcover  



EdgarRice Burroughs, Inc., is proud to launch the first four volumesofthe Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library.

This new series presents forthe first time the complete catalog of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works in handsomeuniform, hardcover editions, featuringdust jacket art by renowned artistJoe Jusko, and rare and previously unpublished supplementary material.

“We have long dreamed of, and have frequentlybeen asked by fans about, reproducingauthorized editions of allof Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 80-plus novels,” saysJim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “This has not been donesince the 1970s, and as a testament to the enduring demand of his works,we have embarked on an exciting journey. We have named it the Edgar RiceBurroughs Authorized Library to distinguish these from any other editions,and they willcontain additional content that in most cases has never beenseen before.While it will take a few years due to the sheer number of bookswe needto reproduce, we are committed to seeing all of his works in printagain.We are delighted that eminent artist Joe Jusko has agreed to be oursoleartist for cover art and frontispieces. He is one of the most popularillustratorsof our time and we believe there is no one better suitedto bring to lifethe richness of Mr. Burroughs’ literary creations.”

Published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughsin 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras andrarities not to be found in any other edition. Featuring exclusives rangingfrom artwork by the legendary Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today’sauthorities and luminaries to a treasure trove of rare and never-before-publishedbonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California,the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take readers on a journeyof wonder and imagination they will never forget.

“I have dreamed of this project ever since I first saw Neal Adams’ and BorisVallejo’s Tarzan cover paintings back in high school,” says Joe Jusko. “Iam so honored that all these years later ERB, Inc., has made that dream areality. I have never been more excited by or put more work into anything,and if I’m to be remembered for anything I’ve done, I want it to be thesecovers.”







Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR; JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN;
TARZAN THE UNTAMED;
and TARZAN THE TERRIBLE

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Now available for pre-order!

4 for 3 Sale!
Pre-order now for $89.85



Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Linda Burroughs
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 5 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials


When fate deals a devastating blow to Tarzan and Jane’s fortunes, the ape-man must once again refill their coffers from the legendary treasure vaults of Opar, forgotten outpost of lost Atlantis. There awaits the high priestess La, ready to sacrifice Tarzan upon the altar of the Flaming God for having spurned her love, even while the traitorous, half-bestial high priest of Opar schemes to usurp her rule.

Meanwhile, Jane faces her own troubles when she falls victim to the machinations of disgraced Belgian officer Lieutenant Werper and a band of ivory and slave traders. But when an earthquake strikes down Tarzan and leaves him with only the memory of his youth as an ape, how will he unravel the nefarious plot that imperils Jane’s life and recover the stolen jewels of Opar?

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Stan Galloway
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 6 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials

How did the helpless child of the shipwrecked couple John and Alice Clayton become the superhuman legend that is Tarzan of the Apes, Lord of the Jungle? The twelve archetypal coming-of-age tales that compose this book tell the full story, finding their place alongside the richest and most meaningful allegories of mythology.

Tarzan grows to adulthood among the apes of the jungle, facing the dawning realization that he is not like them—he is a man. As he battles for survival against savage beasts and merciless cannibals, he experiences a growing intellectual maturity that includes the pangs of his first love, an emerging spirituality, and a longing to discover his place among his own kind.

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Henry G. Franke III
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 7 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials


World War I enflames East Africa as German troops raze the Greystokes’ estate, where Tarzan returns to find the charred, lifeless remains of his beloved Jane. Consumed by vengeance, the ape-man wages guerrilla war on the hated enemy, using his most savage tactics to help the Allies drive the invaders from his land.

As the British army prevails, Tarzan departs to rejoin the great apes that are his family—only to be confronted by a trackless wasteland that stands in his way. Having endured a trial of unimaginable torment, he enters the inaccessible valley of Xuja, the city of maniacs. Outnumbered by crazed foes and their lion and parrot familiars, the ape-man must liberate his friends from a city where madness rules.

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


Tarzan the Terrible by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Martin Powell
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 8 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials


Driven by the single-minded purpose of tracking the missing Jane and her German abductor, Tarzan braves the forbidding wastes of the great barrier swamps to enter the primeval land of Pal-ul-don—an unforgiving world of tailed humanoids pitted in unrelenting war, where the fierce reptilian gryf stalks its prey.

As Jane battles to free herself from captivity in A-lur, the City of Light and flees deeper into the deadly environs of the strange land, she must learn to hone her own jungle skills and emerge as a heroine in her own right...or succumb to the merciless perils of savage Pal-ul-don. Meanwhile, a fierce stranger follows Tarzan into the interior, bearing a rifle and bandoliers, bent on a mysterious quest.

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95
 

ERB Books





Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection
Canvas, Split-Canvas, Framed Canvas, and Framed Prints
Now available!

High-quality art prints featuring the work of the amazing artists who have brought ERB's characters and worlds to life,
including Robert Abbett, Zdeněk Burian, Frank Frazetta, J. Allen St. John, Joe Jusko, and more!
Fully authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

68 images are available

Robert Abbett
Joe Kubert
Joe Jusko
Frank Frazetta
Ernie Chan
Chris Peuler
J. Allen St. John
Zden
ěk Burian



Éditions Glénat
CONAN LE CIMMÉRIEN:
"XUTHAL LA CRÉPUSCULAIRE"
Coming in 2021!

New Conan adaptation by Christophe Bec and Stevan Subic!

Éditions Glénat


Elak, King of Atlantis - Now available!
by Adrian Cole


The Return of Elak
Henry Kuttner's classic sword-and-sorcery pulp hero returns in new tales from British Fantasy Award-winning author Adrian Cole.

Unlike Robert E. Howard's barbarous Conan, Elak's royal blood destines him for a life spent among courtiers, courtesans, and castles. But Elak spurns his nobility, preferring the dangers of the road to the dainties of the palace. In league with his comrades, the drunken thief Lycon and the druid Dalan, Elak turns his blade against vile sorcery, brutish creatures, and mighty warriors.

Adrian Cole reincarnates Elak with five meaty tales of sword-and-sorcery:

Blood of the Moon
Witch Queen of Doom Island
Revenge of the Sorcerer
Spawn of the Sea God
Sky Warriors of Atlantis
Whether you're new to Elak or have thrilled to Henry Kuttner's original stories, you'll feel the locomotive rush of classic sword-and-sorcery in the hands of a modern master.


Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
$14.95



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

August 2020
This month we continue with our overview of the Weird Tales writings of Julius Long, with the tale of a very odd dinner party, "Supper for Thirteen," reproduced from the October, 1934 issue of Weird Tales.

Also, just because it ties in with the Long story, we have also added a non-fiction article, "Death by Electrocution," by James S. Metcalfe. The article is a fascinating look at Sing Sing Prison of the late 1800s and, as the title implies, is mostly concerned with the electric chair and the conditions that condemned prisoners endured. Oddly, the article appeared in the December, 1898 issue of The Royal Magazine, but has a large number of period photographs.

July 2020
This month we present a tale of a summer rest cure that becomes something other than planned, as related by Julius Long in the pages of the September, 1934 issue of Weird Tales.

The Pale Man by Julius Long.

June 2020
This month we present a ghost(?) story by Julius Long, "He Walked by Day," that originally appeared in theJune, 1934 issue of Weird Tales.

May 2020
This month we present two stories that give you a chance to compare two authors' handling of the same basic plot.
First if Edmond Hamilton's "The Man Who Returned," a long-time favorite for anthologists, since it, like all goodstories, works on more than one level.

Second, in a continuation ofour reprinting of Julius Long, is a rarely reprintedgem, "The Late Mourner."  Read this one and savor the gentle and moving nature of the last three paragraphs, as this is one of Long's best stories.

April 2020
For your end of theyear reading pleasure, we present to you "The Monster of Lake LaMetrie" by Wardon Allan Curtis, as it originally appeared in the September, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
It's a fun story involvinga dinosaur, possible hollow earth and the use of amachete as a surgical tool (?).  The illustrations by Stanley L. Wood are included along with a brief introduction by Bob Gay.


December 2019
For your end of theyear reading pleasure, wepresent to you "The Monster of Lake LaMetrie" by Wardon Allan Curtis, as it originally appeared in the September, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK). 
It's a fun story involvinga dinosaur, possible hollow earth and the use of amachete as a surgical tool (?).  Theillustrations by Stanley L. Wood are included along with a brief introductionby Bob Gay.


November 2019
Presenting another author who has been too long neglected, we have added The Julius Long Collection and it includes not only a biography of Long's life, but also his first published story, The Dead Man's Story
Although Long ended his pulp career as a writer of detective fiction, his first works were all in the horror genre and hold up quite well today.  Hope you enjoy it.


September 2019
We are happy to present a previously unreprinted story by H. F. Arnold, "The City of the Iron Cubes,"  as it apppearedin the March and April, 1929 issues of Weird Tales, including theillustrations by C. C. Senf.
Along with some additionalbiographical material about Arnold, there is also anafterword following the story, where wediscuss the end ofthe story, and why webelieve the twist at the endmay be thefirst appearance of an ending that, today, has been doneso many times, that it is considered the worst of cliches.


July 2019
Baroness Orczy wrote many different types ofstories during her career and "Young Muggins" shows yet another facet to her talents, as she weaves a tale of love, selfishness and self-sacrifice inrural England. 
Our reprinting appears just as it didin the May, 1906 issue of The Royal Magazine, including theillustrations by J. Barnard Davis.  Introduction to thestory is by Dan Neyer.


June 2019
This month we feature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mummy tale, Lot No. 249, including the illustrations by WilliamThomas Smedley and an introduction by your humble scribes, Dan Neyer andBob Gay.
We've also done some behind the scenes work to makethe site work better...do stop byand check us out.


May 2019
Edmond Hamilton returns to ourpages with "The Man Who Evolved," direct from the pages of theApril, 1931 issue of Wonder Stories, including the Frank R. Paul illustration.  Intro by Bob Gay
Also, we found a 1953 comic book story where the plot was(*ahem*) "borrowed" from Hamilton's original and our unknownscribemanaged to condense the story down to a mere 4 pages. 
Read the original first, then "Evolution" which appears as it originally appearedin Tomb of Terror #12, with the digital restoration included at noextracost.


April 2019
We are very pleasedto present The Neil R. Jones Collection, which starts with an 11,000+ word biography of Jones that incorporates his words, newspaperarticles and our research to create a long overdue portrait of thecreator of Professor Jameson.  We have also located a nearlyall of Jones' non-fiction writings from various magazines and fanzinesand have included them, along with 5, never before reprinted, storiesthat chart hisearly years as an author.  Copiously illustratedthroughout, wehopeyou enjoy it.



Fantom Press
Doc Savage Patches
Now available!


Fantom Press is happy to announce this special sale!
We’re offering the last of a lot of sewn on patches previously available only to those who attended the Arizona Doc Con. But you can get this limited set at special prices.
The patches are 5″ at their tallest/widest point. Each is prepared to be sewn on to your utility vest or framed with your collection.
Order now. Supplies are limited and these patches will not be reproduced!





F. Paul Wilson SIGNALZ - Now available!

Twilight has come. Night will follow.
It will begin in the heavens and end in the Earth
But before that...the rules will be broken


The Change is coming and the world as we know it is ending. Sixteen-year-old Ellie has changed. She looks the same but her mother detects someone else looking out through her blue eyes. Ellie builds a "shelter" in her room with an entrance that leads...elsewhere.

And what of the convoy of tractor trailers Hari Tate watches drive up a mountain road and return without the trailers...leaving nothing on the mountain. What are they shipping?
And the writer who finds a hole in the floor of his NYC apartment and tumbles through into...elsewhere.

They will all find each other and find their answers in the electromagnetic pulses piercing the Earth from Out There, pulses that no one should hear, but some do. But they are not simply pulses. They are SIGNALZ.

Hardcover: 188 pages
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

List Price: $29.99


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #68 - Now available!
(Writer/Art)  Various

We feature a special issue devoted to the work of Austin Briggs. Briggs began his career providing illustrations for the pulp magazine Blue Book. He later became an assistant to the cartoonist Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and succeeded him on Secret Agent Corrigan. He later moved on to creating illustrations for books and magazines such as Reader's Digest and TheSaturday Evening Post. He was one of the founding faculty for the FamousArtists School. In 1969 he was elected to the Society of Illustrators'Hall of Fame. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round outthe issue!


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00






ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #29 - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

Featuring Charles Addams: Chuckles in store from the master of macabre humor; Lawson Wood: Monkey Business from the man who drew monkeys in all humouros walks of life; Roy Wilson: One of the greatest names in slapstick British comics from the Golden Age; Ersin Karabulut: the bleak universe ofthis Turkish cartoonist; and JJ Grandville: The French caricaturist who broughtillustration (and weird worlds) to the forefront.

Softcover, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #7: PIRATES - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Peter Richardson (Art) Various

Avast, me hearties! Hoist high the Jolly Roger for a perilous voyage through 100 years of piracy illustrations from comics, magazines and books!

Divided into 5 sections: "Under the Black Flag", "Sweep the Spanish Main", "Swashbucklers of the Seven Seas", "Four Fabled Sea Raiders", and "The Sea-Faring Man with One Leg", along with special sections on Howard Pyle and Norman Mills Price.

Featured artists include Ron Embleton, NC Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Cecil Glossop, Graham Coton, James McConnell, DC Eyles, Sep Scott, Fortunino Matania, Will Eisner, Edward Mortelmans, Peter Jackson, Alex Nino, Jose Salinas, Reed Crandall, Wally Wood and many more! A showcase some of the greatest pirate art ever published in comics, books, magazines, posters, including many versions of Treasure Island.


Magazine, 128 pages, Full Color, $34.99





James Patterson, Condé Nast Reviving The Shadow In New Original Book Series

James Patterson and Condé Nast are teaming to revive vintage crime fighter The Shadow in a series of books that will also aim to be adapted for the screen.

Hachette Book Group imprint Little, Brown will publish the original series, whose first installment is due out in the fall of 2021. Condé Nast has long controlled licensing for the character via its Street & Smith subsidiary.

The Shadow, a signature New York vigilante, originated in the 1930s as a series of pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. A popular radio drama based on the books featured the voice of Orson Welles. In 1994, Universal released a feature film adaptation starring Alec Baldwin.

“Who can forget The Shadow’s historic tagline, ‘Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?’”, Patterson said in the official announcement. “Well, The Shadow knows. And soon readers will, too. I’ve long been a fan of The Shadow and am looking forward to bringing his legendary character to life in the modern age.”

Bill Robinson of James Patterson Entertainment said the goal of the reboot was to introduce a new generation to the character and his world. “As we launch the new series of Shadow books, we will also plot the course of the Shadow’s return to the screen together with Condé Nast Entertainment,” he said.

“Knowing that James Patterson has created some of the most enduring crime fighters of all-time, the future of The Shadow couldn’t be in better hands,” said Neil McGinness, who manages the Street & Smith superhero universe.


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE ALL STORY, December 1913

Fiction Contents
A THIEVES' COMEDY (A Book--Complete) by Simeon Robertson
WARLORD OF MARS (Part I) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE HOUSE OF SORCERY (Part II) by Jack Harrower
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (Part III) by Richard Duffy
HER FORBIDDEN KNIGHT (Part V) by Rex T. Stout
LOVE GOES BLINDLY by De Lysle Ferree Cass
THE GOLD MILL by Raymond S. Spears
THE "V" FORCE by Fred C. Smale
DOG'S LUCK by Jack Brant

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 266 pages
$14.95


SCIENCE WONDER STORIES, December 1929

Contents
THE REIGN OF THE RAY (Part 1 of 2) by Irving Lester and Fletcher Pratt
THE DIAMOND MAKER by H. G. Wells
WARRIORS OF SPACE by James P. Marshall
THE MARBLE VIRGIN by Kennie McDowd
THE THREAT OF THE ROBOT by David H. Keller, M.D.
THE MAKING OF MISTY ISLE by Stanton H. Coblentz


Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
$12.95



SCIENCE WONDER STORIES, January 1930

Contents
THE FITZGERALD CONTRACTION by Miles J. Breuer, M.D.
THE RED DIMENSION by Ed Earl Repp
THE VAPOR INTELLIGENCE by Jack Barnette
THE CONQUERORS (Part 2 of 2) by Dr. D. H. Keller


Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
$12.95




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The History of Renfrew of the Mounted (Part 2) - New!
Earth Abides: An Escape into the 1950's CBS Radio Drama  

The 1943 Information Please War Bond Tour
Lone Ranger Alumni R.I.P.

James "Buddy" Edgerton: The Unknown Lone Ranger  
The Suspense Collectors Companion  
The Return of the Green Hornet
Handsome heroes and Vicious Villains

The Inner Sanctum Sterling Silver Pendant




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





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


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

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

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

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

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

Trade paperback, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, 250 pages

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

Meteor House
A Rough Knight for the Queen
by Philip José Farmer

First Stand Alone Edition!
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping begins August 2020 after FarmerCon XV!


Philip José Farmer fans know that he was fascinated with 19th century explorer and author Sir Richard Francis Burton. Farmer made Burton the protagonist of the Hugo winning novel, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, the first book in the Riverworld series. In Gods of Riverworld, the final book in the series, Peter Jairus Frigate (Farmer’s fictional stand in) said that he had written a biography of Richard Burton but that Fawn Brodie’s biography of Burton came out before Frigate could get his published. When asked about this in the early 2000s, Phil said, “I was going to write a biography of Burton but Fawn’s biography came out. It seemed to be pretty definitive so I decided not to write more.”

The biography Farmer did write about Burton starts in 1855, when Burton was thirty-four years old and on an expedition to find the source of the Nile. As for its origin, Phil explained, “This was written for what was called a ‘Men’s Magazine.’ I think the magazine was titled Gonads, but I am probably wrong. Anyway, for reasons unknown, the article was rejected and so went into the proverbial trunk.”

A Rough Knight for the Queen stayed in that trunk for decades until Farmer sold the original unpublished manuscript and it eventually wound up in the hands of collector Craig Kimber. When Paul Spiteri and Michael Croteau were putting together Pearls from Peoria, a massive compilation of Farmer rarities published by Subterranean Press in 2006, Craig sent them a copy of the manuscript to include in the collection.

Now Meteor House brings you Farmer’s 26,000 word biography of Burton in both an affordable trade paperback and in a signed limited hardcover.
Both editions feature introductory material by Mick Walton (author of Sir Richard Burton and His Circle), Mark Hodder (author of the Burton and Swinburne novels) and Paul Spiteri (editor of Pearls from Peoria).
The hardcover limited edition will be signed by Walton, Hodder, Spiteri, and cover artist Charles Berlin.


US $15 tpb / $40 hc
5.5 × 8.5 inches, 102 pages
Trade Paperback Edition
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover


Two important things to note about preordering this book

First,the print run of the hardcover limited edition (which will feature a leatherette cover with custom gold foil stamping) will be determined by the number of preorders, meaning the majority of hardcovers will be sold before the book is even printed!

Second, there are discounts if you buy both the trade paperback and hardcover editions.
And discounts if you preorder Up from the Bottomless Pit AND A Rough Knight for the Queen (if you already preordered Bottomless Pit we will issue you a partial refund).

These package discounts will only be available until just before the books are printed in July.
The hardcover print run will be set on June 1st, so please preorder, before you miss out!




Mike Chomko -  July/August 2020 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related booksand periodicals available from Mike Chomko for July/August 2020.

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mailor 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 whereyou can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Moonstone Books
Black Bat & Domino Lady: DANGER – COAST TO COAST GN
Writer: Ron Fortier
Artist: Silvestre Szilagyi, & more
Cover: Doug Klauba

Coming in November!

Over 100pgs of NEW comic stories, plus collecting the 3 issues of Guns of the Black Bat.

In part one, the Black Bat must stop a horrendous alien caused plague from destroy the city he loves. To help him in this fierce battle, he enlists a company of amazing heroes. For the first time ever, in one adventure: Phantom Detective, I.V. Frost, Domino Lady, Airboy, the Golden Amazon, Nighthawk, Jim Anthony Super-Detective, and Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord.

In part two, the Black Bat, with the help of Dan Fowler G-Man, takes down a powerful New York Crime Boss while at the same time, out in Hollywood, Domino Lady is after a jewel thief and a corrupt politician with the help of I.V. Frost.

160 pages, 7” x 10” squarebound, $15.99








Mystery*File - Now online!

A Pulp Fiction Review by Jeff Meyerson: RON GOULART, Editor – The Hardboiled Dicks.
- New!
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: RAOUL WHITFIELD “Mistral.”  
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading. DASHIELL HAMMETT “The Scorched Face.”  
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT WALLACE “The Mark of the Beast.”  
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: TALMAGE POWELL “Her Dagger Before Me.”
Old Time Radio Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM DRAKE “The Invisible Thief.”
Locked Room Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD DEMING “The Juarez Knife.”  

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: JOHN S. ENDICOTT “Double Murder.”  



 
 Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

PULPFEST 2020 cancelled!
PULPFEST RETURNS August 18-21, 2021 in Pittsburgh PA!





The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2020 Munsey Award. The honor is named after Frank A. Munsey — the man who published the first pulp magazine. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Congratulations to all of the nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.

Although the 2020 PulpFest has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the convention’s organizing committee felt it was important to continue the tradition of honoring the service of such individuals as the winner of our 2019 Munsey Award, George Vanderburgh.

Therefore, the convention will honor one of the nominees listed below as the recipient of this year’s Munsey. Each received multiple nominations.
The winner of the recipient of the 2020 Munsey Award  will be announced on Monday, August 3, at the start of the week that PulpFest 2020  was scheduled to take place.


2020 Munsey Award Nominees
MIKE ASHLEY
RICHARD BLEILER
JASON RAY CARNEY
CAMILLE CAZEDESSUS
WILLIAM CONTENTO
GENE CHRISTIE
STEPHEN HAFFNER

RICH HARVEY
CHRIS KALB
RICK LAI
DAVID PHIPPS
SHEILA VANDERBEEK
HOWARD WRIGHT
DAN ZIMMER
Click here for more info on the nominees!



THE PULPSTER
Coming in September!

PULPSTER editor Bill Lampkin and I discussed the 2020 edition of THE PULPSTER. It will be the magazine's 29th issue.

A typical issue of THE PULPSTER is 44 - 48 pages long, plus covers. As Bill mentions in his post, PULPSTER #29 will be 84 pages long, plus covers. As you can see, Frank Kelly Freas' cover art (from TOPS IN SCIENCE FICTION) is absolutely stunning. We're also going to go with more color in the issue. I'm not talking just about the advertisements, but the interior illustrations as well.
So you're basically talking about an issue that's nearly twice as big as a normal PULPSTER, with extra color included.

The usual price for THE PULPSTER is $10 plus shipping. We'll be charging $15 plus shipping for the new issue due to the extra color and the extra pages. I believe the postage cost (by first class mail in a sturdy cardboard envelope) will be $4 in the USA. That's my best guess. If you want it shipped via priority mail (in a flat rate bubble envelope) the postage cost will be $8 in the USA. Of course, if you buy other books from me, I'll include it with one of your shipments.

The book will be printed by our regular printer in Dayton, Ohio. He's done a very good job with past issues. In these pandemic days, we wanted to give him some business to help tide him over. I'm currently trying to arrange delivery with PulpFest chairman, Jack Cullers. I'm hoping we can get together somewhere in the middle (Jack's from southwest Ohio and I'm from eastern Pennsylvania), perhaps around Labor Day.

Please don't send any money now as I don't have the issue on hand, nor do I know actual shipping costs and such.
If you’re interested in reserving your copy now, please contact Mike at mike@pulpfest.com.


And a lot of great content will be filling those pages!

THE PULPSTER has two major themes this year: the 100th anniversary of the birth of author Ray Bradbury, and the 100th anniversary of the debut of BLACK MASK.
Garyn G. Roberts heads up the section on Ray Bradbury with three pieces: a general look at the life of the writer, an essay on Bradbury his friend, and a look at Bradbury’s contributions to the Popular Publication detective pulps. Samuel James Maronie offers a fan’s reflection on meeting Bradbury at a 1996 convention.

Next, we shift from Bradbury himself to the author’s Martian legacy. Leading off, Michael Chomko writes about the influences that led Bradbury to create his singular vision of the Red Planet in THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. Then, Sara Light-Waller looks at the depiction of Mars through the pulp years. Henry G. Franke III writes about “Bradbury, Burroughs, and Mars,” and how Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom inspired a young Bradbury. Wrapping up, Albert Wendland discusses how the exploration of Mars by orbiters and rovers has changed the way the planet is portrayed in science fiction.

The second feature section — celebrating BLACK MASK — kicks off with an excerpt from Milton Shaw’s book, JOSEPH T. SHAW: THE MAN BEHIND “BLACK MASK.” Milton Shaw looks at the beginnings of BLACK MASK, and what his father, “Cap” Shaw, accomplished during his 10 years at the pulp magazine’s influential editor.

Will Murray looks at the BLACK MASK writers who “left too many tales untold.” Next, John Wooley looks at Kenneth White, who took over the editor’s fedora at BLACK MASK during the 1940s. Christopher Ryan tells of the surprising response from high school seniors in his lit class to reading a BLACK MASK story, William Cole’s “Waiting for Rusty.” Then Craig McDonald explores the possibility that there may have been an actual killer in the pages of BLACK MASK. And wrapping up the BLACK MASK section, Brooks E. Hefner, co-director of the Circulating American Magazine project, looks at the pulp’s circulation from 1925 – 1940.

If that weren’t enough, we have several other articles in store for readers.

Darrell Schweitzer treats us to a discussion he had with science-fiction authors and couple Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton in 1977, shortly before Hamilton’s death. Stuart Hopen takes a deeper look at Philip Wylie, whose works inspired both the Man of Bronze and the Man of Steel — Doc Savage and Superman — and other fictional heroes.

Tony Davis celebrates the brief reign of Canada’s “King of the Pulp Writers,” Thomas P. Kelley. And Martin Grams Jr. traces the history of “Renfrew of the Mounties.” We also take a look at folk-rocker Bob Dylan’s use of pulp magazine images, written by yours truly.

Robert Deis writes about model and actress Eva Lynd, who was featured in numerous men’s adventure magazine covers and illustrations during the 1960s. Eva was to be the guest of honor at PulpFest 2020 and hopes to attend next year.
Rounding out the magazine is our “Final Chapters” department, celebrating the lives of those in the pulp community that we’ve recently lost.

We hope to have THE PULPSTER to the printer by mid-August, so copies should be available for purchase through Mike Chomko, Books, Bud’s Art Books, and other purveyors by September.
(The price is to be determined.) If you’re interested in reserving your copy now, please contact Mike at mike@pulpfest.com.

(The cover of THE PULPSTER #29 features Frank Kelly Freas’ artwork for “Lorelei of the Red Mist,” from the Fall 1953 issue of TOPS IN SCIENCE FICTION, originally published by Fiction House.)




Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

Nothing New!



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

The Avenger, The Lady, and The Wheel  
Manly Wade Wellman: A View From 1940
Short Story Club: Mortu and Kyrus
The Call of Adventure
The King in Yellow: The Mask  



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

REVIEW: Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine  - New!
Three interviews with pulpsters - Richard Matheson, Leigh Brackett and Curt Siodmak
Pulp Round-Up May 2020 (Coronavirus edition 1)  
Photos of Walt Coburn's house in Tucson, Arizona
What is a pulp?


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



Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
A Robin Hood of Chinatown turns killer — and as the hue and cry of the betrayed swells to a chorus of doom, The Phantom steps in to probe a blood-drenched, sinister mystery!


The Phantom Detective’s name is a perfect description of Thrilling Publications’ own answer to The Shadow. Richard Curtis Van Loan undertook a rigorous training program that not only turned him into a fine physical specimen, but also honed apparently natural abilities to think critically and solve problems and mysteries. Becoming an expert in crime detection and all the sciences related to it, Van Loan most definitely earned the Detective part of his alter ego’s name. The Phantom half of the name was also earned by Van Loan’s dedication to his mission, to take on the underworld single handedly. Focused on his identity remaining a secret and being able to get out of any jam he might get into, the millionaire turned masked man taught himself to be a master escape artist and a wizard at disguises. Over the course of his 170 stories, The Phantom Detective assumes several identities, including chemist Dr. Paul Bendix and Lester Cornwell.
 
Although the title of the magazine was indeed The Phantom Detective, the lead character was referred to only as ‘The Phantom’ in the actual stories. Having served in World War One as a pilot known for his dogfighting prowess, Van Loan left the idle rich gadabout he’d been in the skies of battle and returned home seeking a mission, wanting to give something back to the city and world he lived in. He found this behind a mask as The Phantom haunting criminals until they received justice.
 
‘The Yellow Shadows of Death’ was originally published in the July 1938 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.


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Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #99 Audiobook
The Death Master's Last Patrol
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
Deep in Hunland they gather, the Death Masters of the German air command, pledged to bring doom to the armies of Freedom — while, deep in a crumbling dungeon, G-8, the Master American Flying Spy, fights the greatest battle of his career. Sentenced to die with the dawn, he holds the one key to destroying War’s most savage weapon — a machine that, unchecked, can wipe out an entire Yankee army, victims of a living death!
 
Even though G-8 was the hero of his own adventures, readers also flew along with the Battle Aces for another very significant reason. The villains in each adventure.



In his very first adventure, G-8 escaped from captivity and met two men who would be his companions for the rest of the series, Nippy and Bull. G-8 then led the Battle Aces on their first mission against large bats controlled by the German Forces. The enemies they would face after that first outing only grew stranger and more deadly.
 
Zombies took to the skies in later G-8 adventures. Jellyfish like creatures with long, deadly tentacles terrorized the wartime pilots. Even Martians and werewolf creatures got into the act. And some of G-8’s most notable foes even came back for more than one chance at the Aces. Evildoers such as Grun and Steel Mask tried to destroy G-8, but none were as memorable as G-8’s first foe, the insidious Herr Doktor Krueger. As evil as G-8 was righteous, Krueger attempted multiple times to win the war for the Kaiser and rid himself of America’s Master Spy. He succeeded at neither.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat an evil nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in the Death Master’s Last Patrol. Originally published in the August, 1942 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.



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Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

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

Table of Contents:
Featuring The World’s Greatest Sleuth
Yellow Shadows Of Death
by Robert Wallace
Taken From The Case-Book Of Richard Curtis Van Loan
A Robin Hood of Chinatown turns killer — and as the hue and cry of the betrayed swells to a chorus of, doom, The Phantom steps in to probe a blood-drenched, sinister mystery!
 
Concrete Evidence — Gripping Short Story
by Victor Spencer
The stream of Ellery Saunders’ choked-off life flows in a widening circle to the feet of his killer!
 
The Blind Spot — Gripping Short Story
by Ray Cummings
There’s Death on the ball when a stroke of Fate drives murder down the fairway!
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


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

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent “X” #27 eBook
The Doom Director - August 1936

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent "X" — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent "X" was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent "X" returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
A “Secret Agent X” Novel
The Doom Director
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House.
Agent X’s cunning inventions and courage were falling before the wile of a fear-mad killer, who could send his unseen death to Sing Sing in time to cheat even the death house.
 
Green-Eyed Vengeance — Mystery Novelette
by Arthur J. Burks
A grim fate was preparing to make Jed Raeme’s trembling fingers sign a confession to the hideous slayings committed by his unknown enemy.
 
The Murder Brand
by Howard Nile
Killer Simon kindled alibi flames fated to burn him — in the chair.
 
Gun-Blast Memory
by Charles Marquis Warren
Detective Brad Sanders outfoxed a shyster when his photo memory clicked for a quick trigger blast into the past.
 
Master of the Living Dead — “Ravenwood” Mystery Novelette
by Frederick C. Davis
An eerie curse caught Ravenwood in a house that the dead entered — and only the living left.


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

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


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Marvel Science Stories eBook
February 1939

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

Marvel Science Stories! The name alone conjures up visions of science-fiction thrills. When science fiction surged in popularity in the 1930s, Western Fiction Publishing Co., never ones to ignore a trend, jumped into the genre with both feet. Mystery Tales, Detective Mysteries, Marvel Tales and others were all part of their stable of magazine titles. Only five issues were published of Marvel Science Stories beginning with the August 1938 issue. Starting with the December 1939 issue, the title of the magazine changed to Marvel Tales for two issues and took on a "weird menace" slant, then returned to its science fiction roots under the title of Marvel Stories... for another two issues. The April 1941 issue was the final one... until the magazine was revived in late 1950. Marvel Science Stories presents a compelling view of science fiction before it truly hit its stride, written by some of pulp's most seasoned authors. Marvel Science Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 Great Super-Science Novel
After World’s End
by Jack Williamson
Brain-staggering scientific mystery lay behind the want-ad Barry Horn answered on that October day in 1938. And Dona Keradin, the girl in the carbon crystal, drove him into the amnesic sleep of the cosmic rays, to awake ages thence, when the last of the Earthman were fighting to the death against Malgarth, the Robot monster!
 
Faster Than Light — Dynamic Science Novelette
by S.D. Sharp
Through a billion miles of cosmic space I searched for Velna’s lost loveliness. And when the all-seeing eye of my ampliscope at last found her — twenty irreducible light years still intervened!
 
The Second Moon — Dynamic Science Novelette
by R.R. Winterbotham
Orson Welles’ radio presentation of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” could never have frozen our nation with sheer terror — had America, on that historic night of October 30, 1938, known Roger Sage!
 
The Weather Adjudicator — Exciting Short Story Of Days To Come
by Stanton Coblentz
With unprecedented scientific daring Dictator Strumpf sought to regiment an entire nation’s climate. And his dream would have become fact, had not those giant thermostatic controls created a ghastly social crisis!
 
Vast Beyond Concept — Exciting Short Story Of Days To Come
by Hal Remson
What were the dark nebulae, the so-called “sink-holes” in space — masses so vast that even light was warped back? And had those four desperate earth-creatures at last found in them the one thousand million millionth fragment of the universe adapted to life as they knew it?
 
A Sensational Article
Atlantropa — The Improved Continent
by Willy Ley
A sensational scientific solution for land-grabbing, war-crazy Europe!
 
Under the Lens
 
Excursion to Possibility
Conducted by Donald Dale
 
What’s Your Question?
 
What’s Your Answer?
 
This Month’s Cover:
S-f fans clamored for a cover by Paul, and we brought him back to science fiction, after several years’ absence, to do the November MARVEL cover. More recently we’ve been receiving insistent demands for a cover by s-f’s favorite black-and-white artist — and we engaged the inimitable Wesso to depict a thrilling scene from Jack Williamson’s book-length novel, “After World’s End.”


  
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.

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


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


NOW PLAYING
Daily 7:00 pm US EST

DAILY SERIAL CHAPTER

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

Serial chapters from past and present.
Squadron restorations posted every Saturday at the FB Group.
Watch chapters individually or attend the watch party at US EST 7pm!

Facebook: The Serial Squadron

The Serial Squadron

GOVERNMENT AGENTS VS. PHANTOM LEGION
Featuring Walter Reed, John Pickard, Dick Curtis, and Tom Steele
Blu-Ray/DVD

Now available!

Responding to a wave of disasters and thefts befalling trucks carrying critical materials for the government's stockpile, agents Hal Duncan and Sam Bradley cooperate with the Interstate Truck Owners Association to try to stop the mysterious "Voice" and his henchmen from carrying out their acts of sabotage and thievery. Features plenty of stunt fighting, miniature effects by the Lydecker brothers and stock cliffhangers from previous serials seamlessly integrated with new footage.

Excellent quality transfer, stable, formatted the same way as the Squadron's Crimson Ghost Blu-ray (1440 x 1080 with pillar-boxing) and should play in virtually all Blu-Ray players.

BLU-RAY 1440 x 1080 $14.95


SON OF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

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


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

Now available!

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



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming soon!

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











Sexton Blake Versus the Master Crooks (Sexton Blake Library Book 2) - Coming October 6!
by Mark Hodder (Editor)


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

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


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


Rebellion will be publishing further landmark volumes, each with a fantastic art deco style cover, including:
Sexton Blake’s Allies (December 2020)
Sexton Blake on the Home Front (February 2021)



The Shadowcast  - Now online!

S1E8 - New Shadow Novels (And Possible FILM) Announced!  - New!
Season 1 FINALE - 'THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE' (R.I.P. Denny O'Neil)  
Season 1, Episode 6 - 'THE SHADOW' (DC Comics, 1973) & Could Shadow Be Headed to TV?  
Season 1, Episode 5 - 'THE VOODOO MASTER'
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 4 - 'THE SHADOW STRIKES' and 'DEATH HOUSE RESCUE'  
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW'
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow





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

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



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

Earl Peirce, Jr. (1917-1983)-Part Four - New!
Earl Peirce, Jr.-Aside No. 3
Earl Peirce, Jr. (1917-1983)-Part Two  
Earl Peirce, Jr.-The Story So Far  

Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein  
A Return to Cozy Dystopia
Cozy Dystopia  
Stars Upon Thars  
Earl Peirce, Jr.-Aside No. 1
Earl Peirce, Jr. (1917-1983)-Part One
Patterns of Force  

 


WEIRDBOOK #42
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

Novel
Swords of Atlantis, by John Shirley

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

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

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

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







24 July 2020  

James Patterson, Condé Nast Reviving The Shadow In New Original Book Series

James Patterson and Condé Nast are teaming to revive vintage crime fighter The Shadow in a series of books that will also aim to be adapted for the screen.

Hachette Book Group imprint Little, Brown will publish the original series, whose first installment is due out in the fall of 2021. Condé Nast has long controlled licensing for the character via its Street & Smith subsidiary.

The Shadow, a signature New York vigilante, originated in the 1930s as a series of pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. A popular radio drama based on the books featured the voice of Orson Welles. In 1994, Universal released a feature film adaptation starring Alec Baldwin.

“Who can forget The Shadow’s historic tagline, ‘Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?’”, Patterson said in the official announcement. “Well, The Shadow knows. And soon readers will, too. I’ve long been a fan of The Shadow and am looking forward to bringing his legendary character to life in the modern age.”

Bill Robinson of James Patterson Entertainment said the goal of the reboot was to introduce a new generation to the character and his world. “As we launch the new series of Shadow books, we will also plot the course of the Shadow’s return to the screen together with Condé Nast Entertainment,” he said.

“Knowing that James Patterson has created some of the most enduring crime fighters of all-time, the future of The Shadow couldn’t be in better hands,” said Neil McGinness, who manages the Street & Smith superhero universe.




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



2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!
Message from Doug Ellis:
In March 2020, we were able to move the dates for the 2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention from April 17-19, 2020 to September 11-13, 2020.
At that time, we had hoped that the COVID-19 situation would have progressed to the point where we'd be able to hold our convention this September.

We regret to announce that after consultation with our convention hotel, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois, we have determined that it is not possible to hold our convention this year due to COVID-19. The next Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is scheduled for April 16-18, 2021 at the same location. All dealer table reservations and membership pre-registrations for 2020 will be honored for the 2021 convention dates. The Westin has told us that hotel reservations for the 2020 convention will be cancelled automatically, but we advise that you confirm that your booking has been cancelled (after giving the Westin a bit of time to do so). Those members with reservations at hotels other than the Westin and all members with travel reservations are advised to revise their bookings.

If you cannot attend on the 2021 dates and have already pre-registered (or purchased dealer tables), please let us know (using the “Contact” option at windycitypulpandpaper.com) and we will provide a refund.
The 2020 show would have been our 20th, and we had plans to make it our best yet. We'll take this extra time to work on making what will now be our 20th show (albeit in 2021) even better!
We are revising our web site to correspond to the 2021 convention information.

Stay safe!
  2021 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 16-18, 2021
  


Ablaze Publishing
Coming in October!

THE CIMMERIAN: THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #3
(Writer) Robert E. Howard, Sylvain Runberg (Art) Jae Kwang Park
Cover A: Alan Quah

Cover B: Meghan Hetrick
Cover C: Frederick Rambaud
Cover D: Fritz Casas

Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life UNCENSORED!  Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story ashe intended!

Conan must battle the Black Seers of Mount Yimsha in order to save the captive Princess Yasmina. 
But the seers and their master are powerful wizards with dark, destructive magic at their disposal.
It will take every trick in the book, and maybe a little luck, for the Cimmerian to succeed... 


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 28!

THE CIMMERIAN: THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #3 is solicited in the  August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201031 (Quah cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201032 (Hetrick cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201033 (Rambaud cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201034 (Casas cover).







Adventure House

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

July 2020
Spicy-Adventure Stories – 05/35 Now available!
Strange Tales – 03/32 Now available!

June 2020
Spicy Mystery Stories – 11/35  Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 09/34 Now available!

May 2020
Golden Fleece – 01/39  - Coming soon!
Spicy Detective Stories – 08/34  Now available!

April 2020
Magic Carpet – 07/33 - Now available!
Spicy Mystery Stories – 10/35 Now available!

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!
Morgo The Mighty by Sean O’Larkin
Puny men pit their brains and weapons against stark, elementary evil in a nightmare world.


Cover Artist: Howard V. Brown

7x10, 132 pages
$12.95







Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #59

Aces of the Damned by Robert J. Hogan
With the silence of a ghost but with the frightening forces of an avalanche, the curse of blindness descended upon Paris!
And in the empty sky where fighting men tripped their guns at the War Gods, the dice of death were stacked against the dying Yanks.
There is only one way for the Master Spy—and he takes this last chance of wings of flaming disaster!

Two Strikes on Death by Greaseball Joe

7×10, 110 pages
$12.95




Adventures in Bronze
The Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1
Now available in softcover!


Now ready for immediate order in trade paperback format.
Early orders will ship in the first week of June. $19.95 plus postage.
Wraparound cover by Joe DeVito.

Ten traditional tales of Victorian London’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he investigates some of his most baffling mysteries.

* Is a blue-skinned dinosaur tearing up the Essex countryside? “The Wild Adventure of the Indigo Impossibility” provides the astonishing answer.
* Holmes and Watson plunge into the darkest dens of Limehouse in search of “The Mystery of the Elusive Li Shen.” Is he man, myth, or monster?
* What is the secret of the uncatchable Thames footpad chronicled in “The Adventure of Old Black Duffel?”
* A famous American soldier of fortune asks Sherlock Holmes to locate a Russian adventuress long believed dead in “The Adventure of the Nebulous Nihilist.”
* Did fairies lure a young Manchester boy to his doom? “The Misadventure of the Bonny boy” tells the chilling tale.
* A wealthy art collector challenges Sherlock Holmes with an unsolvable riddle. Or is it a riddle? What is “The Enigma of Neptune’s Quandary?”
* Is a dead man haunting his own office––or might an even stranger explanation exist for why his frightened face is imprinted on a windowpane? “The Adventure of the Glassy Ghost” reveals all.
* A fiendish murderer strikes down victim after victim in “The Problem of the Bruised Tongues.” The only clue: the discolored tips of their tongues.
* “The Adventure of the Throne of Gilt.” What could it be, and why should Dr. John Watson fear it so?
* A revengeful enemy plots a gruesome end for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in “The Unsettling Matter of the Graveyard Ghoul.”




Adventures in Bronze

Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





Captain Philip Strange is back in eight more weird WWI stories spanning the run of theseries in the penultimate volume of this series. A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2? by the Allies during WWI and the verdamntBrain-Devil by the Boche. Just when you thought there were no more ways to die in war, the Germans come up with some even more gruesome ways! if you’re not just being incinerated by the sun’s ray focused through enormous lenses, you’re being gassed with a horribly disfiguring plague; drowned in a sea of blood or injected with a serum that turns you into a hyped up fighting hellion until you keel over dead; maybe you’ll be lucky and just have your own munitions blow up your entire outfit, or simply have your head chopped off and mounted on some psychotic ace’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour side to stop them in eight of his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

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


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
BROTHER BONES – Tales of Cape Noire
Now available!

Airship 27 Production is thrilled to announce the release of “Brother Bones – Tales of Cape Noire” fifth in the bestselling series by writer/editor Ron Fortier. Only this time Fortier has brought a few friends along to play in his pulp sandbox.

Cape Noire is a bustling, commercial seaport on the northwest coast. It is also an urban jungle where over a million souls reside. Among these are monsters both human and supernatural. Keeping them in check is the skull masked Brother Bones, the Undead Avenger. In this new collection of tales, writers Fred Adams Jr., Andy Fix and Drew Meyer join creator Ron Fortier in presenting the next chapter in Hell’s own backyard.

“The idea for this book came about a few years ago,” Fortier reports. “Several colleagues mentioned the fact that after four books, comics and a RPG game module, many of the supporting characters I’d created showed tons of potential for their own adventures. Realizing that might work, I reached out to my three amigos and asked if each would like to take on one of these figures in a new story. This book is the result of their overwhelmingly happy replies.”

Dr. Bugosi, the Mad Scientist of Cape Noire is dead and Harry Beest, the gorilla mobster, is assailed on all fronts as he tries to salvage the dead man’s journals. Meanwhile the sexy vampire, Sister Blood encounters a creature descended of island magic while trying to save a friend. At the same time Lt. Dan Rains hunts a kidnapped girl amidst a bloody gang war that threatens to flood in streets in blood.

Here is a mash-up of action, adventure and horror as only the saga of Brother Bones can provide. “Tales of Cape Noire” is a quartet of fevered nightmares you will not soon forget. Pulp Factory Award winning Art Director Rob Davis provides the interior illustrations and artist Michael Stribling provided the stunning cover.


  Available from Amazon and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

   

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

Milo March Returns to Print in May

The Black Mask Library Headlines the New Book Releases at the Windy City Pulp Convention
Save 30% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Black Friday–Cyber Monday Weekend Sale Is On
Farewell Altus Press, Hello Steeger Books
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at Pulpfest 2019
Announcing the new Altus Press releases premiering at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Wave 2 is now available!



Milo March #4: As Old As Cain
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

Insurance investigator Milo March is under pressure to solve a classic whodunit in a small town. Athens, Ohio, is a place full of historic monuments, many of them still walking the streets. But now the excitement of Hollywood has burst on the scene, with a studio shooting a biopic about a rugged pioneer who played a role in the founding of Athens County. Descendants of the story’s hero still live in Athens, and are the owners of valuable antiques, books, and other heirlooms passed down to them from the early 1800s. The studio has arranged to use these gems of Americana as props, insuring them with a million-dollar policy. With such a large sum at stake, the insurance company sends Milo to check on the security measures at the little museum where the items are housed under guard.

The job seems like a snap—until a bludgeoned body and a lot of smashed-open cases send everyone into a panic. Among the stolen items is a personal diary written by Hanna’s wife, which appears to be an object of intense interest, or even obsession. Milo can’t imagine why a diary from the early 1800s should be so dangerous as to lead to murder, but he’ll have to find out. Was it a matter of greed, professional ambition, or something bizarre like a delusional fixation on the long-dead pioneer woman who penned the diary? If being unpleasant or eccentric made someone a murderer, then there was full cast of characters to choose from, including a pedantic historian, a shiftless ex-cop, and a couple of snooping old biddies, not to mention a scheming scriptwriter, a genius director, and a man-eating blonde starlet.

Murder wasn’t supposed to happen in Athens, Ohio, and the cops want these crimes to be solved fast. The pressure is on Milo to identify the killer before he strikes again—and to recover the heirlooms before anyone cashes in the million-dollar policy.


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

Milo March #5: The Splintered Man
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

It’s been two years since Milo March sneaked into East Germany to capture a valuable Western deserter. Now, as a major in the Army Reserves, he is recalled to tackle a much weirder case. No one knows why Hermann Gruss, head of the counterespionage police in West Germany, disappeared behind the Iron Curtain. Did he defect voluntarily, or was he taken by force? Either way, Milo has to get him back before he reveals secrets that the U.S. shared with him.

Some say Gruss suffers from a dread disease and is being treated in East Berlin with the latest wonder drug by his friend Dr. Oderbruch. Milo suspects that Oderbruch, a former Nazi, is experimenting on Gruss, bouncing him in and out of insanity like a yo-yo by dosing him with LSD, then healing his “schizophrenia” with an antidote. Withholding the antidote is a handy way to squeeze information out of Gruss, and the drug experiments are part of a larger, fiendish project involving mind control of the military.

In his effort to gain access to Oderbruch and find Gruss, Milo ends up in the arms of the lustful Frau Beate, who plies him with Soviet champagne and vodka. Milo is reasonably safe if hangovers are the only menace. But when his disguise as a Russian secret-police agent is blown, he is packed off to a mental hospital. There he joins Gruss as the doctor’s latest guinea pig.

Milo survived a marathon interrogation by the Communists during his last mission. But this is different—the hallucinogenic effects of LSD threaten to splinter his mind into pieces. How will he escape the closely guarded hospital, bringing both Gruss and the evil Oderbruch back with him to the West? Milo’s quick-witted action and sheer nerve, not to mention his irreverence toward authority figures on both sides, make for the wildest trip of all—an insane car chase back to the Free World.


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

Milo March #6: A Lonely Walk
By  Kendell Foster Crossen, M.E. Chaber

Milo March, Madison Avenue insurance detective, is sent to Rome to investigate the double-indemnity claim on the policy of a young woman who may have been murdered. Anna Maria went walking on a beach, allegedly to bathe in the healing seawater. A few hours later she was found lying nude on the sand, with no apparent signs of violence to the body. An accidental drowning, says the medical report, and the family puts in a claim for the large benefit. The insurance company, understandably, would like to confirm that the death was indeed an accident.

Although the case is quickly closed by the police, the whispers of Rome will not be silenced. They insist that the girl was murdered, that she’d been consorting with VIPs at a wild drug party, that she was pregnant and the guilty man did not want any trouble. It is rumored that politicians made the police hush up the truth, lest a scandal topple the Christian-Democrat government, allowing the Communists to take over.

Milo is warned to leave the case alone. If he persists, he may find himself arrested, he may get orders from his own American Embassy, or he may even be killed by someone… or some thing. All of this may happen if he says out loud that a girl of no importance died because someone wanted her dead. But the question—and the shocking surprise—is who actually killed her?

A Lonely Walk was inspired by the true story of Wilma Montesi, whose death in 1953 led to a scandal that rocked Italy with revelations of corruption in high places. The real-life case remains unsolved death to this day. Not so Milo’s investigation of the girl who took a lonely walk—until Death came to keep her company.


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook







Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


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

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

Here are the details on all of these releases:


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


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

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Blood on the Curb   - Now available!
By Joseph T. Shaw, cover by Stockton Mulford

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

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

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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Steeger Books












Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Complete Adventures of Tizzo the Firebrand (Deluxe Edition)
 Frederick Faust, John A. Coughlin, Max Brand, Samuel Cahan, William F. Nolan


Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical adventures rank among the best stories he ever wrote. These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries.

Collected for the first time in its entirety—and in the only edition authorized by the Frederick Faust estate—are all seven Tizzo adventures, accompanied by all the original illustrations from Argosy Magazine. And this edition also includes an all-new introduction by Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).

$75.00
The Complete Saga of Tomorrow (Deluxe Edition)
 Arthur Leo Zagat, Rudolph Belarski, Samuel Cahan


The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch by science fiction pioneer Arthur Leo Zagat is collected for the first time in a single volume. Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Dikar and The Bunch fight to restore America to its former glory. A classic post-apocalyptic saga from the pages of Argosy Magazine.

Casebook hardcover edition.
$75.00

Steeger Books




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

The Spider #38: City of Dreadful Night  - New!
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Looting, murdering bands of desperadoes roamed the streets of New York like wanton jackals who destroyed what they could not devour. An underworld Juggernaut had been unleashed upon Manhattan, turning it into a place of desolation and terror. The Thuggees of the East, those masters of murder, the cruel minions of Tang-akhmut, held the city in a state of siege. One man could save New York—Richard Wentworth, the avenging Spider, and Richard Wentworth, hunted by the police, hated by the underworld he fought, had been ordered shot on sight!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Western Raider #2: The Hawk Rides Back From Death - New!
By Stone Cody, Tom Mount

Out of disaster, Silver Trent rallied the shattered remnants of his once-proud crew… for El Diablo’s new and bloody terror decreed dishonor for the girl Silver loved and tortured death for every honest rider in the stricken borderlands. Yet what hope had the Rio Robin Hood’s tattered ghosts of men—if El Diablo could send a hundred flashing, well-trained killers against every loyal man they mustered?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #37: The Devil’s Death-Dwarfs 
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

The most diabolical criminal ever to menace America, Tang-akhmut, the Egyptian, had descended like a blighting plague on Cincinnati. Tang-akhmut, leading a new and terrible army of dwarfed monsters—scourging helpless women with poisoned and barbed whips; who set about systematically to wreck the water supply of the city and then set uncontrollable conflagrations to cover his looting. Richard Wentworth, the Spider, penniless, a man outside the law, once more faces him in single-handed battle!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #20: Scourge of the Invisible Death 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

No man could explain that death which struck from the stratosphere, turning men into statues, stripping the United States of defenses. Operator 5—Ace of the American Secret Service—uncovered an espionage organization which was working against our country when Washington recaptured Yorktown, in 1781!… But now, a madman with limitless ambition headed the Secret Loyalists, determined to make himself Emperor of America, and Operator 5 takes a million-to-one gamble which brings him face to face with disgrace and death!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #36: The Coming of the Terror 
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Stripped of his wealth, cut off from his faithful helpers, Richard Wentworth, known and feared throughout the Underworld as the avenging Spider, struggles with his most powerful and wily foe—the Man who came out of the East! With Wentworth’s best friend, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick framed for murder; with the entire city capitulating before that new and cruelly cunning menace from the Orient, the Spider himself seems doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Western Raider #1: Guns of the Damned
By Stone Cody, Tom Mount

Terror had claimed the bitter ranges below the Rio and death was stalking its towns, when Silver Trent and his raiders left their mountain hideout to save a doomed cowboy and a hapless girl…. For through these two, Silver hoped to break the power of the cunning range-devil who had spread this net of violence and blood. But an army was pledged to hang Silver’s bullet-shattered body from the wasteland’s highest tree!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #35: Satan’s Sightless Legion
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

It is Wentworth himself—the Spider—who is first to feel the dread hand of that Master of Darkness—The Blind Man, and his satanic weapon. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, Commissioner of Police, is strangely attacked by the forces of evil; his beloved Nita van Sloan spirited away into a fearsome fate… And the Spider himself destined to a horrible life of pain and misery. Caught between the forces of evil, the Spider at last seems doomed to die in ignominy!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #19: Attack of the Blizzard Men 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

As suddenly as Death, the bitter cold came, and with it, the armored tanks, sleek submarines and mailed warriors of the invading legions! An international syndicate, fearing America’s greatness and strength in war, had unleashed savage war-dogs to win the conflict before it fairly began… The greatest military genius of modern times commanded the enemy, and Operator 5 of the United States Secret Service—known to his dearest friends as Jimmy Christopher—was America’s choice to oppose him… But with the Intelligence slaughtered, with Diane in the camp of the enemy, the federal government in hiding, Operator 5 faced the stiffest battle of his career, and the Gods tossed dice to determine the victory!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #34: Laboratory of the Damned  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Richard Wentworth—whose grim, anti-crime crusades as the Spider have made him world-famous—was the first objective in the Poison Master’s murder campaign. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, lay in a death-like stupor. His beloved, Nita van Sloan, was stricken with the horrible living death! And at the same time, countless thousands were felled by the same fatal venom… Caught in the crossfire between the Law and the Underworld, the Spider must battle the blind apathy of a nation ensnared in a subtle death-trap—must overcome the despair in his own brave heart…!

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

The Secret 6 #4: The Golden Alligator
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan

When King found a man buried alive he knew he was on the trail of his strangest case. But it wasn’t until the second murder had been committed before his very eyes that he realized he was pitted against a clever enemy—a master criminal who was gambling for fabulous stakes in a game of golden death!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #33: Legions of Madness  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Never had Richard Wentworth—he who is the scourge of the Underworld in his guise of the Spider—faced such tremendous odds or been so alone in the strife! Nita, his beloved, had tried to kill him, was hopelessly insane. His faithful servant had been tortured beyond human endurance. And the Master of Madness, chief of a powerful, fiendish syndicate, was spreading his germs of mania unchecked. Who could rescue America from screaming, murderous frenzy when the Spider, harried by Law and lawless, himself half-doubted his own skill and bravery?

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

Operator 5 #18: Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult 
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Spider #32: Slaves of the Dragon
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

White slavery, the loathsome traffic in women’s bodies—and souls—was stripping America of wives, sisters and sweethearts. Richard Wentworth, valiant champion of human rights, knew that an Oriental master criminal was captaining the slavery syndicate, guessed the unspeakable purpose behind those wholesale abductions. But with Nita hopelessly lost, with G-men harrying him relentlessly, can the Spider outwit his most formidable foeman and save America’s doomed womanhood?

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

Operator 5 #17:  Hosts of the Flaming Death
By Curtis Steele, Frederick C. Davis, John Fleming Gould, John Newton Howitt

Gold—the mineral which fosters war!—threatened to plunge America into a chaos of revolt, misery and death. In Washington, the fortified vaults of the nation’s Treasury lay empty—stripped of wealth. A madman, obscured in mystery, his face concealed by a mask of the precious metal, had allied himself with powerful foreign magnates to deliver the United States into misery and bondage. Robbed of her riches, her plans for military security disrupted, her strategic stores destroyed and her armament factories wrecked, the most powerful nation in the world seemed inevitably doomed. One man, Jimmy Christopher, ace of the Intelligence, had a feasible plan for wresting victory from the cunning clutches of the greedy syndicate… And that man, known to a few as Operator 5, under grave suspicion of treachery, spied upon and hampered by a stubborn superior, must sacrifice his father, his beloved, and his honor to save his native land from a cruel invader’s debauchery and butchery…!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


The Spider #31: The Cholera King  
By Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge

Death in its ugliest form ravaged America. An ambitious, clever madman, master of a far-flung criminal empire, spread cholera germs through every rank and class of a large and totally unsuspecting populace. Numbed by terror, the citizens fled from certain death… while the police, baffled and powerless, campaigned relentlessly against the Spider, the only man able to save the stricken and bring the Plague Master to justice!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

The Secret 6 #3: The Monster Murders  
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan

“Giant dogs at large! Kill several in Manhattan…” The nation read this story with horror, Dogs as big as horses—dogs that mutilated and destroyed. What were these beasts? What fiendish hand directed them? Only the Secret 6 guessed the real menace, dared follow the crimson tracks of a monster killer!

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95





















 
    

American Mythology Productions 

ZORRO TIMELESS TALES #1 - Now available!
(Writer) Jean-Marie Nadaud (Art) CarloMarcello (Cover) Tom Yeates

Step into the golden age of Zorro comics with a nostalgic return to these classic swashbuckling adventure tales!

Zorro Timeless Tales unlocks the vault of stories originally published inFrance by the amazing creative team of Nadaud and Carlo Marcello. The art perfectly captures the magic of Zorro's charisma and charm with incredibleartistry. These are the tales that made Zorro a household name across the globe beautifully presented to a new generation of readers!

Zorro Timeless Tales #1 features two covers - Main by Thomas Yeates and 350-copy Limited Edition Classic Pulp Variant Cover.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Yeates cover)
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Yeates Pulp Limited edition)





 
American Mythology Productions 
Now available!


CARSON OF VENUS: REALM OF THE DEAD #2
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) 
Cyrus Mesarcia (Cover) Cyrus Mesarcia

On the planet Venus, in the region of Morov, the dead walk in the decaying city of Kormor... And Carson Napier wants in! After kidnapping the Princess Duare, the villainous scientist Skor has imprisoned Carson's one true love in his castle, behind the cold, stone walls of Kormor, and Carson will stop at nothing-even taking on an army of animated corpses-to rescue her from the evil ruler of the realm of the dead. But what Carson doesn't know is thatthe resourceful Duare has her own plan for escape, but she might first haveto become the queen of Morov!

Carson of Venus: Realm of the Dead #2 is available with two covers - Main and a limited edition 1 in 350 Pulp cover, both by Cyrus Mesarcia.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Carratu cover)
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Carratu Pulp Limited edition)



 
American Mythology Productions 
Coming in October!


ZORRO IN THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Alessandro Ranandi
(Cover) Roy Allan Martinez, Miriana Puglia, Alessandro Ranaldi

The landmark comics event of the year begins here, as two of literature's best-loved and most action-packed properties meet in a crossover that was destined to happen: Zorro in the Land That Time Forgot!

Licensed and fully-endorsed by Zorro Productions, Inc. and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this astounding mini-series organically merges two different worlds in a story of action, intrigue, and prehistoric adventure that will have you cheering and on the edge of your seat!

Set before the events of the original novel The Land That Time Forgot, Italian explorer Fausto Caproni leads an expedition to rediscover the fabled island continent of Caprona, first discovered by his grandfather but lost in the mists of time. On the eve of his embarkment from the port of La Reina de Los Angeles, Caproni has secured funding for his voyage from the Spanish government, as well as from the wealthy de la Vega family. But with a detachment of Spanish soldiers set to accompany Caproni, Don Diego de la Vega detects a nefarious plot. Diego-who is secretly the swashbuckling hero, El Zorro-stows away aboard the ship, and once they reach Caprona, Fausto, his sister Marina, the crew of the galleon Redenzione, the Spanish soldiers, and Zorro himself will find themselves thrust into a nightmare world of rampaging dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts that still roam in a land that time forgot!

This lost world blockbuster is sure to thrill fans of Zorro, Edgar Rice Burroughs, dinosaurs, and romantic adventure in an all-new tale that follows in the footsteps of fantasy's greatest authors.

Written by Mike Wolfer (Pellucidar, The Land That Time Forgot) and illustrated by sensational newcomer Alessandro Ranandi, featuring a main cover by Roy Allan Martinez (Zorro, The Monster Men), a variant cover by Miriana Puglia (The Moon Maid), and a Limited Edition cover by Alessandro Ranaldi.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (C cover), On sale October 28.
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (C cover) On sale October 28.
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (C Pulp Limited edition) On sale October 28.

ZORRO IN THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201125 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201126 (Puglia cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201127 (Ranandi cover).





American Mythology Productions 
Coming in October!

ZORRO: GALLEON OF DEAD #2
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Alex Miracolo (Covers) Roy Allen Martinez


Zorro's most mind-bending, supernatural adventure continues! The terrifying fiend known as El Hijo del Muerte has made himself known as the villain behind the abduction and sacrifice of the residents of a sleepy,Alta California fishing village, but nothing can prepare Zorro for the horrors that await aboard Muerte's ghost ship, the "Galleon of the Dead!" The swashbuckling hero will have to survive a swim through zombie-infested waters if he hopes to stop Muerte and unravel the curse of Cueva del Mar, but the answers to Zorro's questions will only lead him further into the realm of terror and madness! Lucha libre action meets sword-swinging thrills, all wrapped ina gothic horror setting that's not for the faint of heart!

Available with two covers - Main by Roy Allen Martinez and a limited edition 1 in 350 Pulp cover, also by Martinez.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Martinez cover), On sale October 21!
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Pulp Limited Edition), On sale October 21!

ZORRO: GALLEON OF THE DEAD #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL201128 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL201129 (Limited Edition Pulp cover).

THIS IS A RESOLICITATION!
PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

Get them while they last!

These reprints may still be available from:
Adventure House, Radio Archives, Bud PlantMike Chomko, Vintage Library, Curious Book ShopRadio Spirits
After 2020, these titles can no longer be sold.


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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


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


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.


Past episodes:
'Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem' by Gary Phillips
PEEK-A-BOO : A New Heritage Universe Novel from Jeff Deischer
Who's Who in New Pulp - with Ron Fortier and Rob Davis
The Way They Were: Essays on Adventure Stories
WAR! : The ancient gods do battle! Heritage Universe
"Duck, Duck, Goose" by Jeff Deischer
Tarzan: Conqueror of Mars by Will Murray
Portrait of a Snow Queen by Micah Harris : EPIC FANTASY AT ITS BEST!


Beb Books
Now available!

For the past several years I was converting pulp stories into etext to sent to Pulpgen for reprinting. And then one day -- poof! --Pulpgen was gone.
So I've decided to fill in the void, sort of, by preparing --at irregular intervals -- ePub anthologies I'm calling "The Baker's Dozen.

Thirteen stories of a particular genre trying for as much variety as possible. The first Baker's Dozen is
Baker's Dozen-Detective 01. Thirteen mystery, detective, and crime stories from thriteen different writers appearing in twelve different magazines.
There are stories by Arthur Leo Zaget, Paul Ernest, Bruno Fisher, Richard Sale, Robert Leslie Bellem, Frank Gruber, and six more. Alll for free, inePub format, and available for download at: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Also uploaded this week are a number of dime novels and penny dreadfuls.Claude Duval was a charismatic English highwayman, active during the British Civil War.
A dashing and gentlemanly rogue along the lines of Robin Hood. We present two of his many adventures.

Claude Duval #2, a medley of adventures of him as warrior, romantic, highwayman and leader of the downtrodden masses in London.
Claude Duval #10 involves a plot to assassinate  King Charles I but quickly turns into a tale of a man hunted not merely by Claude Daval but by his guilty conscious as well. The writing of these stories is surprisingly literate for cheap entertainment.

Here on the other side of the Pond we present two dime novels of Nick Carter, the world's greatest Detective.
Nick Carter - The House of Secret is a amusing gothic thriller as unseen forces terrorize a young woman in her own house.Nick Carter - Gideon Drexel's Millions Man comes to Carter thinking someone in his household is trying to killer him. Carter comes to investigates and finds that everyone is plotting against the name. Two entertaining stories to amusing through these long summer days. And free for download at http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

Finally, for the SF fan we post three different dime novels about steam engines shaped like men.
The first is The Steam Man of the Prairie by Edward S. Ellis (1869) Young,
Hunchback Jonny Brainard builds his steam man  and hired to rescue the partner of a mountain man who were prospector for gold and now are menaced by indians.

This proved so popular that publisher Frank Tousay hired Harry Enton to create his oown steam man.
This became the Steam Man of the Plains, published in Boys of New York in 1876 and reprinted in the Frank Reade Library #12 in 1892.
A dispute over ownership of the title lead to the creation of Frank Reade, Jr. by "nonname" (Lu Senarias) This time titled, Frank Reade Jr and his New Steam Man.
Each of these is a completely different and unique story.

The Frank Reade Library appeared weekly.  The fifth issue featured "Frank Reade Jr. with his Steam Man in Mexico. This has also been included as an ePub. These, too, can be found at http://www.mediafire.com/folder/p56wc0bxuidzr/Documents

All these books are available in print editions
Contact me at beb01@sprynet.com for pricing.



       

The Best of Jules de Grandin
20 Classic Occult Detective Stories
By Seabury Quinn
Now available!

A collection of the 20 greatest tales of Jules de Grandin, the supernatural detective made famous in the classic pulp magazine Weird Tales.

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

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

The Best of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents twenty of the greatest published works featuring the supernatural detective.
Presented in chronological order with stories from the 1920s through the 1940s, this collection contains the most incredible of Jules de Grandin's many awe-inspiring adventures.


Publisher: Night Shade
Length: 560 pages
LIST PRICE $24.99





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

 

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

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Bold Venture Press
Now available!

The Masked Rider #2

Trail of the Blue Snake
GUNNISON STEELE
Fearing the guns of no man, Wayne Morgan and his Yaqui partner face off against a vicious death-dealing outlaw boss in Pipe-Organ Canyon! The Masked Rider braves the threat of evil, coiling doom!

Triggers on the Yellowwater
T.W. FORD
When a bushwhacking badman poisons the blood stream of Seguaro County by posing as its savior, The Masked Rider's guns are the antidote!


Pages: 144
Format: Soft 7" x 10"
$12.95
Expected release date is Jul 4th 2020



Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #35
Now available!


CLASSIC PULP FICTION
•  Home for Killers! Charles BoeckmaN
   A man can run just so far before facing the devil in pursuit.
•  Thubway Tham’s Baggage Check Johnston McCulleY
   Detective Craddock tags along to the pickpocket’s hometown.
•  Space Burial Lew Merrill
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail
•  The Robbers E.C. Tubb
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  The Colour Out of Space H.P. Lovecraft
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  Theft of the Crown Jewels John Clemons
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!

NEW PULP FICTION
•  Sniffing Out the Rain Shadow Robert W. Walker
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the
•  Give ’Em Hell, Helen Adam Beau McFarlane
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  The Occurrence of the Kali Curse Logan Robichaud
   Description of story goes here. Give a tantalizing detail of the!
•  Great Caesar’s Ghost Jack Halliday

DEPARTMENTS
•  Editorial Rich Harvey
•  “Remembering E.C. (‘Ted’) Tubb” Philip Harbottle
•  Retro Review: The Big Fix by Ed Lacy Rich Harvey

Editor: Audrey Parente
Pages: 134
Format: 7" x 10" softcover
$9.95





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

Back Cover: Tim Faurote

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

Sensor Sweep: Viking Bikers From Hell, Lovecraft & Hemingway, Hadon of Ancient Opar - New!
Sensor Sweep: Kull, Star Trek, Dying Earth, Doc Vandal
Sensor Sweep: Michael Whelan, Sea Horror, Solar Pons, World of Tanks  
A Million Years in the Future
Sensor Sweep: Hall of the Giant King, Henry Kuttner, William Stout, Alex Nino
Sensor Sweep: Kyrik, Earl Norem, Stormbringer RPG, Denny O’Neill
Sensor Sweep: Year’s Best Horror, Blood Sundown, Al Williamson, Northworld  



Clover Press
ROBERT E HOWARD RATTLE OF BONES HC
Robert E. Howard & Gabriel Rodriguez

Coming in October!

Collecting 8 horror stories from Conan's creator, Robert E. Howard, with all-new illustrations by Locke & Key co-creator, Gabriel Rodriguez.

This collection includes the prose short stories: In the Forest of Villefere, Wolfshead, Sea Curse, A Tale of Faring Town, Rattle of Bones, The Touch of Death, Dig Me No Grave, People of the Dark, and The House of Arabu.

Each story originally appeared in the shudder pulps of the 1920s and 30s and are accompanied by all-new full-color illustration by Rodriguez.
Master of horror, Steve Niles, provides an afterword that looks at Howard's prolific and short life.
Published by arrangement with Weird Tales and Robert E. Howard Properties, LLC.


Hardcover, 9x6.5, 208 pages, Partial Color, $30.00, On sale October 14.


ROBERT E. HOWARD RATTLE OF BONES is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201272.


Clover Press
FANTASTIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF TIMOTHY TRUMAN HC

Coming in November!

(Writer) Joe Lansdale (Art & Cover) Timothy Truman

A career-spanning collection of art from Grimjack co-creator Timothy Truman. This full-color hardcover focuses on Truman's wide range of work, including pieces from western, fantasy, and science fiction genres. Primarily pulling from his catalog of roleplaying game covers and illustrations, comic book covers and interior art, and book illustrations, Truman has worked for nearly every modern comic book publisher, including Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. Truman's frequent collaborator, Joe R. Lansdale, provides an introduction.


Hardcover, 184 pages, Full Color, $39.99, On sale November 18.

Likely to include some art featuring Conan!

FANTASTIC ILLUSTRATIONS OF TIMOTHY TRUMAN is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201274.

 





CONAN
Latest schedule updates!

Ablaze Publishing
THE CIMMERIAN: RED NAILS #2  - Now available!
THE CIMMERIAN: PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #1  - August 26
THE CIMMERIAN: PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #2  - September 23

Marvel Comics

07/08/2020
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3
 - Now available!

07/15/2020
CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #3 (OF 5)
- Now available!
CONAN: SERPENT WAR TPB  - Now available!

07/29/2020
EMPYRE: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
(FEATURING CONAN)  - Coming July 29!

08/05/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS  EPIC COLLECTION - THE COMING OF CONAN TPB
SAVAGE AVENGERS VOL. 2: TO DINE WITH DOOM TPB
(FEATURING CONAN) 
SOLOMON KANE: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS HC

08/19/2020
CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #4 (OF 5)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC

09/16/2020
CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #5 (OF 5)

09/30/2020
SAVAGE AVENGERS #12 (FEATURING CONAN) 

10/7/2020
THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION


10/2020
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: HORRORS BENEATH THE STONES TPB  

10/21/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN#15

THE MARVEL ART OF SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN HC

11/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY AARON & ASRAR HC


11/18/2020
CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY KURT BUSIEK OMNIBUS

01/06/2021
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 4 (Marvel)


2021
KULL: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1


The following previously solicited comics and collections are still to be scheduled.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16
- Coming in November!
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17 - Coming in December!

DARK AGNES #3 (OF 5)
DARK AGNES #4 (OF 5)
DARK AGNES #5 (OF 5)

SAVAGE AVENGERS #13
- Coming in October!
SAVAGE AVENGERS #14 - Coming in November!


EMPYRE: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 (Featuring Conan)  - Arriving in comic shops July 29!
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Greg Smallwood (Art)
Cover by Greg Smallwood
Variant cover by Gerardo Sandoval

In South America, Conan finds himself enslaved - which is typically bad news for those attempting to do theenslaving! But these enslavers come from beyond the stars, and they'vegot a singular and grisly end in store for the Cimmerian - one that onlyVenom can help him avoid!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99




CONAN THE BARBARIAN#15 - Coming in October!
Written by Jim Zub
Art by Roge Antonio
Cover by E.M. Gist

Variant Cover by Skan

MURDER IN THE PITS OF THE CRUCIBLE!
• CONAN’s fate is altered by the sudden murder of one of the contestants!
• But as all signs point to Conan’s guilt, has he fallen victim to a cruel betrayal…or a demonic possession clouding his actions?
• The Crucible tournament continues with its deadliest twist yet!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 21.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG20.




THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Coming in October!
Written by Alan Zelenetz
Penciled by Various
Cover by Michael Kaluta

In the proud tradition of THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, this comprehensive compendium of Conan characters - first published in 1986 - offers a detailed guide to the many heroes and villains featured in Marvel's classic Conan comics! And with the 50th anniversary of Conan's comic debut upon us, what better time to revisit this fact-filled handbook?

Experience the A to Z of Conan's savage world, filled with illustrations from some of the greatest talents of the era - including the legendary John Buscema! Don't miss this indispensable reference tool for everyone's favorite Cimmerian and his fearsome foes, allies including Valeria and BElit, and the many realms of the Hyborian Age!

Reprinting HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE #1.

Full Color, 40 pages, $5.99, On sale October 7.

OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE ANNIVERSARY EDITION is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG20.



CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY AARON & ASRAR HC - Coming in February!
Written by Jason Aaron
Penciled by Mahmud Asrar, Gerardo Zaffino & Garry Brown
Cover by Esad Ribic


The life and death of Conan the Barbarian! The greatest sword-and-sorcery hero of all returns to Marvel, but how long will he survive? Conan's travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unknown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all lands in between -- but just as his fighting prowess lets him carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death! And few are more deadly than the Crimson Witch and the terrible wizard Thoth-Amon! As beasts from the past rear their fearsome heads, the Barbarian fights his final battle and meets his ultimate fate -- but what lies beyond the veil of life? Could it be...Crom?! Robert E. Howard's legendary barbarian's days are numbered in an all-new saga, and Conan's destiny is forever changed!

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2019) #1-12.

Full Color, 296 pages, $34.99, On sale February 2.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY AARON & ASRAR is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG20.



 
SAVAGE AVENGERS #13 (Featuring Conan) - Coming in October!
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

The Savage Avengers assemble! Wolverine, Conan, Dr. Strange, Elektra, Black Widow, Hellstrom, Voodoo, Magik...and more. The heroes draw up a battle plan against Kulan Gath, and you'll be thrilled as Conan wields a most unexpected weapon in the fight against darkness.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 28.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #13 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG20.






The Cthulhu Stories of Robert E. Howard  - Coming in September!

The Great Old Ones Return...

In the early twentieth-century, in the pages of Weird Tales and other pulp magazines, H.P. Lovecraft created the Cthulhu Mythos and offered it to his friends, creating a shared mythology for much of their weird fiction. Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, was one of those good friends.

Fresh from dusty libraries dark with forbidden knowledge, these twelve Howard tales, bring Kull of Atlantis, Bran Mak Morn, and a steady band of warriors, adventurers, and scholars into the dark to face the Nameless and that which they left behind: Elder gods, nameless cosmic horrors greater and older than the gods themselves, ancient forms of life and worship from before the dawn of humanity.

These are the Cthulhu Stories of Robert. E. Howard

Hardcover
$34.99

On sale September 23

Thanks to Terry Allen for the tip!

Target  


Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

Artists of Sword & Sorcery: Alfred Alcala (1925-2000) - New!
S. P. Meek: Science Fiction Adventure Writer - New!
Sonnets of the Midnight Hours by Donald Wandrei - New!
A. W. Bernal: The Man Who Was Two Men  
Lovecraftian Stories You Might Have Missed
I Didn’t Know They Wrote Pulp!
Ki-Gor: House Name of the Jungle
Sword & Planet of the 1970s  
Robert E. Howard’s Crusades


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


Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1937)
- New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - The Final Dailies, Weeks 63 & 64 (1958)  - New!
Forgotten Stories: BY ORDER OF BUCK BRADY by W.C. Tuttle (1928)  
Pulp Gallery: DIME DETECTIVE (1933)  
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 62 & 63 (1958)  

A Word from Our Sponsor: BUCK ROGERS SOLAR SCOUTS  
Pulp Gallery: SKY FIGHTERS  
Watch it Here: SECRET AGENT X-9 (1945)  
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 60 & 61 (1958)  
Forgotten Books: 007 in DEVIL MAY CARE by Sebastian Faulks (2008)

DEJAH THORIS #9 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Dan Abnett (Art) Vasco Georgiev
Cover A: Lucio Parrillo
Cover B: Vasco Georgiev
Cover C: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover D: Jonathan Lau
Cover E: Cosplay

Dejah continues her quest on Earth to discover the mystery that may save her home world!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 14.

DEJAH THORIS #9 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200878 (Parrillo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200879 (Georgiev cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200880 (Linsner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200881 (Lau cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200882 (Cosplay cover).

      
         
                
            



The Digest Enthusiast #12
Now in full color!!!!!
Now available!


Explore the World of Digest Magazines

Interviews
• Tony Gleeson (Fantastic, Amazing Science Fiction, Mike Shayne, Personal Crimes).
• John Shirley (Weirdbook, Fantastic, The Crow, Constantine, Wetbones).

Articles
• Lester del Rey’s Five Ages of Science Fiction by Vince Nowell, Sr.
• Born of Other Worlds, it’s Science Stories, a digest Ray Palmer “tossed in your lap with little or no ceremony.”
• News and dozens of cover previews from around the world of digests, direct from the magazines’ editors, publishers, and writers.
• Mike Chomko and William Lampkin untangle the fate of PulpFest 2020 and The Pulpster.
• Richard Krauss exhumes the true crime sensation: Fotocrime.
• Steve Carper rediscovers the remarkable Photoplay Editions.
• Ward Smith spotlights Digest Science Fiction Novels.

Reviews
• Amazing Selects
• bare•bones No. 1
• EconoClash Review No. 5
• Guns + Tacos Season One
• Lake County Incidents
• Paperback Fanatic No. 43

Fiction
• Stories by Michael Bracken, Rick Ollerman, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. with artwork by Rick McCollum, Marc Myers, and Michael Neno.

Plus
• Over 100 digest magazine cover images, cartoons by Bob Vojtko, first issue factoids, and more.
• Cover by Tony Gleeson, 160 pages, published in full color by Larque Press.




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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    

 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

NEWS DIGEST JULY 24, 2020 - New!
NEWS DIGEST JULY 17, 2020 - New!
NEWS DIGEST JULY 10, 2020
NEWS DIGEST JULY 3, 2020
NEWS DIGEST JUNE 26, 2020
NEWS DIGEST JUNETEENTH 2020
NEWS DIGEST JUNE 12, 2020



DMR Books: A Million Years in the Future by Thomas P. Kelley - Now available!

For countless millennia, Earth has been ravaged by the Black Raiders from the distant planet Capara. The last surviving Earthman, Prince Jan, is captured by the Raiders and taken to their home planet. The immortal and lascivious ruler of Capara, Queen Tara, decrees that Jan will fight for his life as a gladiator in the Great Games.

Jan’s only desire is to avenge his decimated planet, and a path to this goal lies on the forbidden Moon of Madness. It is said that a god lies dormant in the Black Tower, guarded by Vampire-Women. This god knows Queen Tara’s secret weakness, which, if exploited, will bring about the complete annihilation of Capara!

Will Jan overcome the Vampire-Women and learn the secret to destroy Capara? Will he perish in the Great Games? Or will he succumb to Queen Tara’s wiles? Anything can happen… a million years in the future!

A Million Years in the Future is a fantastic science fiction adventure in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
It was originally serialized in Weird Tales in 1940, and has never been published in book form before.
It will be released July 1st in paperback and digital formats.





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/19/2020
- New!
Sea Horror - Part Two  
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/12/2020
The DMRtian Chronicles, 7/5/2020  
Sea Horror - Part One
Sam Moskowitz: Rider on the Immortal Storm
Whelan and Elric
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/28/2020
DMR Books to Reprint Cahena, Manly Wade Wellman's Final Novel  
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/21/2020
Coming in July from DMR Books: A Million Years in the Future by Thomas P. Kelley
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/14/2020  


Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds
Now available on eBook format!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


ERB Books   Kindle  Hardcover  Softcover  



EdgarRice Burroughs, Inc., is proud to launch the first four volumesofthe Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library.

This new series presents forthe first time the complete catalog of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works in handsomeuniform, hardcover editions, featuringdust jacket art by renowned artistJoe Jusko, and rare and previously unpublished supplementary material.

“We have long dreamed of, and have frequentlybeen asked by fans about, reproducingauthorized editions of allof Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 80-plus novels,” saysJim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “This has not been donesince the 1970s, and as a testament to the enduring demand of his works,we have embarked on an exciting journey. We have named it the Edgar RiceBurroughs Authorized Library to distinguish these from any other editions,and they willcontain additional content that in most cases has never beenseen before.While it will take a few years due to the sheer number of bookswe needto reproduce, we are committed to seeing all of his works in printagain.We are delighted that eminent artist Joe Jusko has agreed to be oursoleartist for cover art and frontispieces. He is one of the most popularillustratorsof our time and we believe there is no one better suitedto bring to lifethe richness of Mr. Burroughs’ literary creations.”

Published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by Mr. Burroughsin 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras andrarities not to be found in any other edition. Featuring exclusives rangingfrom artwork by the legendary Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today’sauthorities and luminaries to a treasure trove of rare and never-before-publishedbonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California,the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take readers on a journeyof wonder and imagination they will never forget.

“I have dreamed of this project ever since I first saw Neal Adams’ and BorisVallejo’s Tarzan cover paintings back in high school,” says Joe Jusko. “Iam so honored that all these years later ERB, Inc., has made that dream areality. I have never been more excited by or put more work into anything,and if I’m to be remembered for anything I’ve done, I want it to be thesecovers.”







Edgar Rice Burroughs Books
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR; JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN;
TARZAN THE UNTAMED;
and TARZAN THE TERRIBLE

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Now available for pre-order!

4 for 3 Sale!
Pre-order now for $89.85



Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Linda Burroughs
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 5 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials


When fate deals a devastating blow to Tarzan and Jane’s fortunes, the ape-man must once again refill their coffers from the legendary treasure vaults of Opar, forgotten outpost of lost Atlantis. There awaits the high priestess La, ready to sacrifice Tarzan upon the altar of the Flaming God for having spurned her love, even while the traitorous, half-bestial high priest of Opar schemes to usurp her rule.

Meanwhile, Jane faces her own troubles when she falls victim to the machinations of disgraced Belgian officer Lieutenant Werper and a band of ivory and slave traders. But when an earthquake strikes down Tarzan and leaves him with only the memory of his youth as an ape, how will he unravel the nefarious plot that imperils Jane’s life and recover the stolen jewels of Opar?

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Stan Galloway
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 6 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials

How did the helpless child of the shipwrecked couple John and Alice Clayton become the superhuman legend that is Tarzan of the Apes, Lord of the Jungle? The twelve archetypal coming-of-age tales that compose this book tell the full story, finding their place alongside the richest and most meaningful allegories of mythology.

Tarzan grows to adulthood among the apes of the jungle, facing the dawning realization that he is not like them—he is a man. As he battles for survival against savage beasts and merciless cannibals, he experiences a growing intellectual maturity that includes the pangs of his first love, an emerging spirituality, and a longing to discover his place among his own kind.

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Henry G. Franke III
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 7 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials


World War I enflames East Africa as German troops raze the Greystokes’ estate, where Tarzan returns to find the charred, lifeless remains of his beloved Jane. Consumed by vengeance, the ape-man wages guerrilla war on the hated enemy, using his most savage tactics to help the Allies drive the invaders from his land.

As the British army prevails, Tarzan departs to rejoin the great apes that are his family—only to be confronted by a trackless wasteland that stands in his way. Having endured a trial of unimaginable torment, he enters the inaccessible valley of Xuja, the city of maniacs. Outnumbered by crazed foes and their lion and parrot familiars, the ape-man must liberate his friends from a city where madness rules.

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


Tarzan the Terrible by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Foreword by Martin Powell
Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin
Book 8 of the Tarzan Series - Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials


Driven by the single-minded purpose of tracking the missing Jane and her German abductor, Tarzan braves the forbidding wastes of the great barrier swamps to enter the primeval land of Pal-ul-don—an unforgiving world of tailed humanoids pitted in unrelenting war, where the fierce reptilian gryf stalks its prey.

As Jane battles to free herself from captivity in A-lur, the City of Light and flees deeper into the deadly environs of the strange land, she must learn to hone her own jungle skills and emerge as a heroine in her own right...or succumb to the merciless perils of savage Pal-ul-don. Meanwhile, a fierce stranger follows Tarzan into the interior, bearing a rifle and bandoliers, bent on a mysterious quest.

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95
 

ERB Books





Edgar Rice Burroughs Collection
Canvas, Split-Canvas, Framed Canvas, and Framed Prints
Now available!

High-quality art prints featuring the work of the amazing artists who have brought ERB's characters and worlds to life,
including Robert Abbett, Zdeněk Burian, Frank Frazetta, J. Allen St. John, Joe Jusko, and more!
Fully authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

68 images are available

Robert Abbett
Joe Kubert
Joe Jusko
Frank Frazetta
Ernie Chan
Chris Peuler
J. Allen St. John
Zden
ěk Burian



Éditions Glénat
CONAN LE CIMMÉRIEN:
"XUTHAL LA CRÉPUSCULAIRE"
Coming in 2021!

New Conan adaptation by Christophe Bec and Stevan Subic!

Éditions Glénat


Elak, King of Atlantis - Now available!
by Adrian Cole


The Return of Elak
Henry Kuttner's classic sword-and-sorcery pulp hero returns in new tales from British Fantasy Award-winning author Adrian Cole.

Unlike Robert E. Howard's barbarous Conan, Elak's royal blood destines him for a life spent among courtiers, courtesans, and castles. But Elak spurns his nobility, preferring the dangers of the road to the dainties of the palace. In league with his comrades, the drunken thief Lycon and the druid Dalan, Elak turns his blade against vile sorcery, brutish creatures, and mighty warriors.

Adrian Cole reincarnates Elak with five meaty tales of sword-and-sorcery:

Blood of the Moon
Witch Queen of Doom Island
Revenge of the Sorcerer
Spawn of the Sea God
Sky Warriors of Atlantis
Whether you're new to Elak or have thrilled to Henry Kuttner's original stories, you'll feel the locomotive rush of classic sword-and-sorcery in the hands of a modern master.


Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Pulp Hero Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
$14.95


Fantom Press
Doc Savage Patches
Now available!


Fantom Press is happy to announce this special sale!
We’re offering the last of a lot of sewn on patches previously available only to those who attended the Arizona Doc Con. But you can get this limited set at special prices.
The patches are 5″ at their tallest/widest point. Each is prepared to be sewn on to your utility vest or framed with your collection.
Order now. Supplies are limited and these patches will not be reproduced!





F. Paul Wilson SIGNALZ - Now available!

Twilight has come. Night will follow.
It will begin in the heavens and end in the Earth
But before that...the rules will be broken


The Change is coming and the world as we know it is ending. Sixteen-year-old Ellie has changed. She looks the same but her mother detects someone else looking out through her blue eyes. Ellie builds a "shelter" in her room with an entrance that leads...elsewhere.

And what of the convoy of tractor trailers Hari Tate watches drive up a mountain road and return without the trailers...leaving nothing on the mountain. What are they shipping?
And the writer who finds a hole in the floor of his NYC apartment and tumbles through into...elsewhere.

They will all find each other and find their answers in the electromagnetic pulses piercing the Earth from Out There, pulses that no one should hear, but some do. But they are not simply pulses. They are SIGNALZ.

Hardcover: 188 pages
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

List Price: $29.99


GREEN HORNET #1 - Now available!
(Writer) Scott Lobdell (Art) Anthony Marques
Cover A: Lee Weeks
Cover B: Dave Johnson
Cover C: Mike McKone
Cover D: Leonardo Romero
Cover E: Anthony Marques

From writer Scott Lobdell (Flash, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Anthony Marques (Vampirella, Red Sonja) comes the return of the Green Hornet!

The Green Hornet and Kato have met their fair share of villains over the years, but when an alien infant crashes to Earth, the two heroes must keep him safe from a whole new type of nemesis.
Are they prepared to take on a series of dark and deadly enemies willing to stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to save the child?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



   
        
                
       



GREEN HORNET #4 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Scott Lobdell (Art) Anthony Marques
Cover A: Lee Weeks
Cover B: Anthony Marques

The Green Hornet and Kato have been pushed to the limit as they gave their all to protect the child from forces unlike any they have faced before.
With the ground crumbling beneath them, will Green Hornet and Kato be able to make it out of this alive, or is this truly The End!?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 28.

GREEN HORNET #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200845 (Weeks cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200846 (Marques cover).




 
   

Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMPLETE DAILIES HC VOLUME 18 1962 -1964 - Arriving in comic shops July 29!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Seymour Sy Barry

This exciting 18th volume continues the Sy Barry years!

Reprinted in all its black and white glory, journey with Hermes Press as we bring you four complete continuities drawn by Sy himself: "The Mysterious Ambassador," "The Mystery of the Island of Dogs," "The Drummer of Timpenni," "The Reef," and "The Adventures of Lucy Cary."

Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. Included in the volume is a comprehensive essay and documentary materials.

Hardcover, 13x9, 272 pages, B&W, SRP: $60.00






ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #68 - Now available!
(Writer/Art)  Various

We feature a special issue devoted to the work of Austin Briggs. Briggs began his career providing illustrations for the pulp magazine Blue Book. He later became an assistant to the cartoonist Alex Raymond on Flash Gordon and succeeded him on Secret Agent Corrigan. He later moved on to creating illustrations for books and magazines such as Reader's Digest and TheSaturday Evening Post. He was one of the founding faculty for the FamousArtists School. In 1969 he was elected to the Society of Illustrators'Hall of Fame. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round outthe issue!


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00






ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #70 - Coming in October!
(Writer/Art)  Various

We feature the work of Joe Bowler, best known for his spectacular slick magazine illustrations of the 1950s.
Our feature is illustrated with numerous original paintings and rare tear sheets.
Next up we feature the work of Peter Helck, a fantastic illustrator best known for his action-packed automotive illustrations of the 1940s and '50s.
Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale October 28.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #70 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201434.




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #29 - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Various

Featuring Charles Addams: Chuckles in store from the master of macabre humor; Lawson Wood: Monkey Business from the man who drew monkeys in all humouros walks of life; Roy Wilson: One of the greatest names in slapstick British comics from the Golden Age; Ersin Karabulut: the bleak universe ofthis Turkish cartoonist; and JJ Grandville: The French caricaturist who broughtillustration (and weird worlds) to the forefront.

Softcover, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #7: PIRATES - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(Writer) Peter Richardson (Art) Various

Avast, me hearties! Hoist high the Jolly Roger for a perilous voyage through 100 years of piracy illustrations from comics, magazines and books!

Divided into 5 sections: "Under the Black Flag", "Sweep the Spanish Main", "Swashbucklers of the Seven Seas", "Four Fabled Sea Raiders", and "The Sea-Faring Man with One Leg", along with special sections on Howard Pyle and Norman Mills Price.

Featured artists include Ron Embleton, NC Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Cecil Glossop, Graham Coton, James McConnell, DC Eyles, Sep Scott, Fortunino Matania, Will Eisner, Edward Mortelmans, Peter Jackson, Alex Nino, Jose Salinas, Reed Crandall, Wally Wood and many more! A showcase some of the greatest pirate art ever published in comics, books, magazines, posters, including many versions of Treasure Island.


Magazine, 128 pages, Full Color, $34.99





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #32 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Diego Cordoba (Art)  Oliver Frey, George Rozen, Jerome Rozen, Alberto Breccia, Marcela Bolivar

We bring you the fascinating artwork of Oliver Frey, the Swiss artist who was one of the mainstays in British comics and brought video game illustration to the fore! We re-visit the days of the pulps and their most popular hero, The Shadow, as rendered by the Rozen twins, George and Jerome. Afterwards we journey to South America and enjoy the work of the Argentinian master of black and white, Alberto Breccia, and head north to Colombia to see Marcela Bolivar's stunning photo-illustrations!


Softcover, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #32 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG201240.





JAMES BOND #6 - Arriving in comic shops July 29!
(Writer) Vita Ayala, Danny Lore (Art) Erica D'Urso (Cover) Afua Richardson

Big. MISTER Big.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

AIR WONDER STORIES, February 1930

Fiction Contents
THE VANISHING FLEET by Henrik Dahl Juve
THE RED ACE by Eugene George Key
LINERS OF SPACE by Jim Vanny
THE FLYING LEGION (Part 2 of 4) by George Allan England
BERLIN TO NEW YORK IN ONE HOUR by Max Valier


Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
$12.95



AIR WONDER STORIES, March 1930

Fiction Contents
THE RETURN OF THE AIR MASTER by Edward E. Chappelow
THE SPACE VISITORS by Edmond Hamilton
THE X-GAS by Cyril Plunkett
THE FLYING LEWGION (Part 3 of 4) by George Allan England


Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
$12.95



AIR WONDER STORIES, April 1930

Fiction Contents
THROUGH THE METEORS by Lowell Howard Morrow
THE HEAT RAY by O. L. Beckwith
THE FLYING BUZZ-SAW by Harold McKay
EVANS OF THE EARTH-GUARD by Edmond Hamilton
THE METEORIC MAGNET by Moses Schere
THE FLYING LEGION by George Allan England


Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
$12.95




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Earth Abides: An Escape into the 1950's CBS Radio Drama  
- New!
The 1943 Information Please War Bond Tour
Lone Ranger Alumni R.I.P.

James "Buddy" Edgerton: The Unknown Lone Ranger  
The Suspense Collectors Companion  
The Return of the Green Hornet
Handsome heroes and Vicious Villains

The Inner Sanctum Sterling Silver Pendant



Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem - Now available!
by Gary Phillips 


MATTHEW HENSON AND THE ICE TEMPLE OF HARLEM is the first in a new exciting retro rollicking adventure series. This re-imagined pulp novel follows the Doc Savage-style adventures of the first black man to reach the North Pole ―Matthew Henson.

The tail end of the Roaring 20s. Harlem. Hired by controversial spiritual leader Daddy Paradise to retrieve his adult daughter who has been kidnapped, adventurer Matthew Henson does just that. Then he must safeguard the two until the firebrand can deliver a momentous speech at a mass rally. Henson must employ all his survival skills to fulfill his task―skills that kept him whole in forbidden jungles, across Asia, and in sub-zero ice storms when he first reached the North Pole.

Henson’s charge brings him face-to-face with such illustrious characters as gangster Dutch Schultz, who's looking to muscle out numbers racket boss Queenie St. Clair, and famed inventor Nikola Tesla who is using his electrical acumen to surveil plutocrats. Henson’s pal Bessie Coleman, America’s first black aviatrix lends a hand as well. With a death ray zeroing in on him, he races against the clock to save lives, and keep a mysterious and powerful meteor fragment he brought back from the Arctic years ago out of the hands of monied evil-doers.

Set against the intellectual, artistic and political firmament that was the Harlem Renaissance, THE ICE TEMPLE OF HARLEM re-imagines explorer Matthew Henson in the style of Doc Savage and Indiana Jones. The one the Inuit adopted as their own and considered the best example of those from the distant South.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Agora Books
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

$15.99



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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





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


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

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

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

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

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

Trade paperback, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, 250 pages

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

Meteor House
A Rough Knight for the Queen
by Philip José Farmer

First Stand Alone Edition!
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping begins August 2020 after FarmerCon XV!


Philip José Farmer fans know that he was fascinated with 19th century explorer and author Sir Richard Francis Burton. Farmer made Burton the protagonist of the Hugo winning novel, To Your Scattered Bodies Go, the first book in the Riverworld series. In Gods of Riverworld, the final book in the series, Peter Jairus Frigate (Farmer’s fictional stand in) said that he had written a biography of Richard Burton but that Fawn Brodie’s biography of Burton came out before Frigate could get his published. When asked about this in the early 2000s, Phil said, “I was going to write a biography of Burton but Fawn’s biography came out. It seemed to be pretty definitive so I decided not to write more.”

The biography Farmer did write about Burton starts in 1855, when Burton was thirty-four years old and on an expedition to find the source of the Nile. As for its origin, Phil explained, “This was written for what was called a ‘Men’s Magazine.’ I think the magazine was titled Gonads, but I am probably wrong. Anyway, for reasons unknown, the article was rejected and so went into the proverbial trunk.”

A Rough Knight for the Queen stayed in that trunk for decades until Farmer sold the original unpublished manuscript and it eventually wound up in the hands of collector Craig Kimber. When Paul Spiteri and Michael Croteau were putting together Pearls from Peoria, a massive compilation of Farmer rarities published by Subterranean Press in 2006, Craig sent them a copy of the manuscript to include in the collection.

Now Meteor House brings you Farmer’s 26,000 word biography of Burton in both an affordable trade paperback and in a signed limited hardcover.
Both editions feature introductory material by Mick Walton (author of Sir Richard Burton and His Circle), Mark Hodder (author of the Burton and Swinburne novels) and Paul Spiteri (editor of Pearls from Peoria).
The hardcover limited edition will be signed by Walton, Hodder, Spiteri, and cover artist Charles Berlin.


US $15 tpb / $40 hc
5.5 × 8.5 inches, 102 pages
Trade Paperback Edition
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover


Two important things to note about preordering this book

First,the print run of the hardcover limited edition (which will feature a leatherette cover with custom gold foil stamping) will be determined by the number of preorders, meaning the majority of hardcovers will be sold before the book is even printed!

Second, there are discounts if you buy both the trade paperback and hardcover editions.
And discounts if you preorder Up from the Bottomless Pit AND A Rough Knight for the Queen (if you already preordered Bottomless Pit we will issue you a partial refund).

These package discounts will only be available until just before the books are printed in July.
The hardcover print run will be set on June 1st, so please preorder, before you miss out!




Moonstone Books
Black Bat & Domino Lady: DANGER – COAST TO COAST GN
Writer: Ron Fortier
Artist: Silvestre Szilagyi, & more
Cover: Doug Klauba

Coming in November!

Over 100pgs of NEW comic stories, plus collecting the 3 issues of Guns of the Black Bat.

In part one, the Black Bat must stop a horrendous alien caused plague from destroy the city he loves. To help him in this fierce battle, he enlists a company of amazing heroes. For the first time ever, in one adventure: Phantom Detective, I.V. Frost, Domino Lady, Airboy, the Golden Amazon, Nighthawk, Jim Anthony Super-Detective, and Ki-Gor the Jungle Lord.

In part two, the Black Bat, with the help of Dan Fowler G-Man, takes down a powerful New York Crime Boss while at the same time, out in Hollywood, Domino Lady is after a jewel thief and a corrupt politician with the help of I.V. Frost.

160 pages, 7” x 10” squarebound, $15.99








Mystery*File - Now online!

Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: RAOUL WHITFIELD “Mistral.”
 
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading. DASHIELL HAMMETT “The Scorched Face.”  
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: ROBERT WALLACE “The Mark of the Beast.”  
Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: TALMAGE POWELL “Her Dagger Before Me.”
Old Time Radio Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM DRAKE “The Invisible Thief.”
Locked Room Pulp PI Stories I’m Reading: RICHARD DEMING “The Juarez Knife.”  

Pulp Stories I’m Reading: JOHN S. ENDICOTT “Double Murder.”  



 
 Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

PULPFEST 2020 cancelled!
PULPFEST RETURNS August 18-21, 2021 in Pittsburgh PA!





The PulpFest Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that fourteen individuals have been nominated by their peers for the 2020 Munsey Award. The honor is named after Frank A. Munsey — the man who published the first pulp magazine. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Congratulations to all of the nominees for this prestigious award, presented annually at PulpFest.

Although the 2020 PulpFest has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the convention’s organizing committee felt it was important to continue the tradition of honoring the service of such individuals as the winner of our 2019 Munsey Award, George Vanderburgh.

Therefore, the convention will honor one of the nominees listed below as the recipient of this year’s Munsey. Each received multiple nominations.
The winner of the recipient of the 2020 Munsey Award  will be announced on Monday, August 3, at the start of the week that PulpFest 2020  was scheduled to take place.


2020 Munsey Award Nominees
MIKE ASHLEY
RICHARD BLEILER
JASON RAY CARNEY
CAMILLE CAZEDESSUS
WILLIAM CONTENTO
GENE CHRISTIE
STEPHEN HAFFNER

RICH HARVEY
CHRIS KALB
RICK LAI
DAVID PHIPPS
SHEILA VANDERBEEK
HOWARD WRIGHT
DAN ZIMMER
Click here for more info on the nominees!



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

Nothing New!



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

The Avenger, The Lady, and The Wheel  
Manly Wade Wellman: A View From 1940
Short Story Club: Mortu and Kyrus
The Call of Adventure
The King in Yellow: The Mask  



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

REVIEW: Queen of the Pulps: The Reign of Daisy Bacon and Love Story Magazine  - New!
Three interviews with pulpsters - Richard Matheson, Leigh Brackett and Curt Siodmak
Pulp Round-Up May 2020 (Coronavirus edition 1)  
Photos of Walt Coburn's house in Tucson, Arizona
What is a pulp?
Rafael DeSoto covers on my new illustrator spotlight blog
The Shadow, The Spider and Doc Savage in a title match  
Rothvin Wallace - Editor, Author



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



Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
Ruthless racketeers weave their slimy tentacles about the nation’s greatest baseball stars as the Phantom pitches into the battle of his life to rid the sport of criminal parasites! All bases are loaded with death as The World’s Greatest Sleuth takes a swing for justice!
 
Like most Pulp characters, The Phantom Detective came to life thanks to the words and imaginations of multiple writers. Although not official, this character may hold the record for most writers to pen his adventures under one of two house names. The first eleven stories were written by G. Wayman Jones, according to credits given on the cover. D. L. Champion, the pen name of Jack D’arcy, actually penned the majority of those first eleven stories. Known for writing with both a certain quirkiness and attention to fast paced storytelling, Champion would go on to be known for other pulp creations, including Mr. Death and Inspector Allhoff.



With issue twelve of The Phantom Detective, however, both the house name and the consistency of authors changed. Now being credited to ‘Robert Wallace’, a multitude of authors actually contributed to the somewhat erratic legacy of The Phantom Detective until the magazine ended in 1953. Writers attributed to have written most of these tales include Laurence Donovan, Edwin V. Burkholder, Norman A. Daniels, who wrote more than 36 of them, Anatole F. Feldman, C. S. Montanye, and Laurence Donovan. Other notable pulp authors contributed a few tales along the way as well, including Ryerson Johnson, Henry Kuttner, Ralph Oppenheim, Norvell W. Page, Paul Chadwick, Paul Ernst, Ray Cummings, and Emile C. Tepperman.
 
‘The Front Page Murders’ was originally published in the June 1938 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.


Discounted  the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $14.99

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

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #97 Audiobook
Horde of the Black Eagle
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Nick Santa Maria

  Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
With thunderous tread march a dreadful legion, led by a strange new weapon against which neither man nor machine can stand... And from the Allied Supreme Command goes up the cry — “Find G-8! He’ll know what to do!”
 
Deep in the darkness of Hunland, the Master Spy makes the greatest gamble of his career. For in his hands is the power to destroy civilization’s menace forever — but to do so, he must be its last victim!
 
G-8 did not fly the good fight alone in Pulp fiction. His Battle Aces consisted of small, but scrappy Nippy Weston and muscular Bull Martin. Both accomplished pilots, Bull and Nippy escaped from the clutches of Herr Doktor Krueger, arguably G-8’s arch enemy, with the Master Spy in the debut story, The Bat Staffel.

 

Flying planes numbered 13 and 7 respectfully, Nippy and Bull were in fact inspired by two real life aviators. G-8 author Robert J. Hogan based G-8’s companions on two pilots named Nippy Westover and Bull Nevin.
 
Even though not Master Spies like their leader, Nippy and Bull stood on their own as well developed characters. Both Americans, each brought his own unique quirks to the Battle Aces. Although compared negatively by some to Doc Savage’s aides, the diminutive Nippy and the often superstitious Bull actually owed more of their origins to characters in a play turned movie popular at the time, What Price Glory?
 
G-8 also had assistance on the ground in various ways from, of all things, a manservant. The singularly named Battle provided help in whatever way he could when G-8 called him.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a horrific nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Raiders of the Death Patrol. Originally published in the April 1942 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.


Discounted  the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $14.99

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


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #64 eBook
The Front Page Murders - June 1938

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

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

Table of Contents:
Featuring the World’s Greatest Sleuth
in a Full Book-Length Novel
The Front Page Murders
by Robert Wallace
Taken From the Case-book of Richard Curtis Van Loan
Ruthless racketeers weave their slimy tentacles about the nation’s greatest baseball stars as the Phantom pitches into the battle of his life to rid the sport of criminal parasites!
 
Big Shot — Gripping Short Story
by Joe Archibald
The big house may be all right for penny-ante punks, but —
 
Clue in Reverse — Gripping Short Story
by Ray Cummings
Arthur Bantry tries to anticipate everything, but science trips him up!
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


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

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent “X” #23 eBook
Dividends of Doom - February 1936

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent "X" — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent "X" was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent "X" returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
A “Secret Agent X” Novel
Dividends of Doom
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts writing as Brant House
Secret Agent X touched one of those little green China cats — and knew he would collect dividends of doom.
 
Mystery on Shark Island — Gripping Short Story
by George Armin Shaftel
A stowaway girl and lightning guns tangled Pete Flynt, the agency dick, with the plot of a defanged bullet...
 
G-Men Fight Alone — Novelet
by Dana R. Marsh
Jack Carson, number one G-man, started on a solitary chase for Constantine, a gold-mad fiend who specialized in death by degrees.
 
A Cutting Clue
by Joe Archibald
A murderer is snagged by... A Cutting Clue
 
The Secret Council — Department
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent X
 
The Case of the Hollywood Homicide — Novelet
by James Perley Hughes
Ted Bosworth, movie sleuth, set out on a murderer’s manhunt, but the killer struck with concealed weapons, and Ted’s name was on the suicide schedule.



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

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


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Marvel Science Stories eBook
April-May 1939

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

Marvel Science Stories! The name alone conjures up visions of science-fiction thrills. When science fiction surged in popularity in the 1930s, Western Fiction Publishing Co., never ones to ignore a trend, jumped into the genre with both feet. Mystery Tales, Detective Mysteries, Marvel Tales and others were all part of their stable of magazine titles. Only five issues were published of Marvel Science Stories beginning with the August 1938 issue. Starting with the December 1939 issue, the title of the magazine changed to Marvel Tales for two issues and took on a "weird menace" slant, then returned to its science fiction roots under the title of Marvel Stories... for another two issues. The April 1941 issue was the final one... until the magazine was revived in late 1950. Marvel Science Stories presents a compelling view of science fiction before it truly hit its stride, written by some of pulp's most seasoned authors. Marvel Science Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Book-Length Super-Science Novel
Tomorrow
by John Taine
Dakan knew that the most desperate resource of his fellow-scientists could stop that frightful hydrogen-helium plague that was wiping out civilization — a scourge of disintegrating titanium, its disastrous secondary vibrations turning animal cells to plant cells, metamorphosing agonized mankind to masses of fungoid growth! But even as Dakan fought for his lovely Kate, greater chaos was to come when the entire world was plunged into war — and the vengeful arm of scientific might reached out to harness the terrible atomic energy of the sun itself!
 
An Exciting Short Story
Newscast
by Harl Vincent
Reporter Tom Burke constructed a polyceltron iconoscope that would synchronize sound and vision — and scandal-blasted a city-wide political intrigue with that all-seeing broadcast televisor!
 
Under the Lens — Science Reader’s Department
 
Excursion to Possibility — Science Reader’s Department
 
What’s Your Question? — Science Reader’s Department
 
What’s Your Answer? — Science Reader’s Department
 
This Month’s Cover
Norman Saunders, inimitable science-fiction cover artist, gives his conception of a beauty parlor of the future — A Mechanical Fountain of Youth

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

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



RED SONJA #20  - Coming in October!
(Writer) Mark Russell (Art) Bob Q
Cover A: Jae Lee
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Rachael Stott
Cover D: Alessandro Miracolo
Cover E: Cosplay

"The Ghosts We've Become"

Whether consigned to the ground, or to the flame, or to the unknown graves of history...Queen Sonja has witnessed the destruction of everyone she has ever loved. It may be a curse, or simply who she is...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 7.

RED SONJA #20 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 29).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200857 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200858 (Linsner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200859 (Stott cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200860 (Miracolo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG200861 (Cosplay cover).

     
    
 
    
  




Rough Edges - Now online!

The Digest Enthusiast, Book Twelve - Richard Krauss, ed.  - New!
Who's Who in New Pulp - Ron Fortier, ed.  - New!
The Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume One - Will Murray  - New!
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Aces, October 1930  - New!
Saturday Evening Western Pulp: Masked Rider Western, January 1943 - New!
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Short Stories, July 25, 1937
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Star Western, July 1936
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Adventure, August 1942  
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Wild West Weekly, July 4, 1936  
Forgotten Books: Nick Ransom, Confidential Investigator - Robert Leslie Bellem
Terror of the Crimson Talons - Fred Blosser
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Complete Stories, December 15, 1932
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: West, March 1950



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


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


NOW PLAYING
Daily 7:00 pm US EST

DAILY SERIAL CHAPTER

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

Serial chapters from past and present.
Squadron restorations posted every Saturday at the FB Group.
Watch chapters individually or attend the watch party at US EST 7pm!


Facebook: The Serial Squadron

The Serial Squadron

GOVERNMENT AGENTS VS. PHANTOM LEGION
Featuring Walter Reed, John Pickard, Dick Curtis, and Tom Steele
Blu-Ray/DVD

Now available!

Responding to a wave of disasters and thefts befalling trucks carrying critical materials for the government's stockpile, agents Hal Duncan and Sam Bradley cooperate with the Interstate Truck Owners Association to try to stop the mysterious "Voice" and his henchmen from carrying out their acts of sabotage and thievery. Features plenty of stunt fighting, miniature effects by the Lydecker brothers and stock cliffhangers from previous serials seamlessly integrated with new footage.

Excellent quality transfer, stable, formatted the same way as the Squadron's Crimson Ghost Blu-ray (1440 x 1080 with pillar-boxing) and should play in virtually all Blu-Ray players.

BLU-RAY 1440 x 1080 $14.95


SON OF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

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


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

Now available!

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



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming soon!

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











Sexton Blake Versus the Master Crooks (Sexton Blake Library Book 2) - Coming October 6!
by Mark Hodder (Editor)


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

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


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


Rebellion will be publishing further landmark volumes, each with a fantastic art deco style cover, including:
Sexton Blake’s Allies (December 2020)
Sexton Blake on the Home Front (February 2021)



The Shadowcast  - Now online!

S1E8 - New Shadow Novels (And Possible FILM) Announced!  - New!
Season 1 FINALE - 'THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE' (R.I.P. Denny O'Neil)  
Season 1, Episode 6 - 'THE SHADOW' (DC Comics, 1973) & Could Shadow Be Headed to TV?  
Season 1, Episode 5 - 'THE VOODOO MASTER'
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 4 - 'THE SHADOW STRIKES' and 'DEATH HOUSE RESCUE'  
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW'
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow





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

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



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

Earl Peirce, Jr.-Aside No. 3 - New!
Earl Peirce, Jr. (1917-1983)-Part Two  
Earl Peirce, Jr.-The Story So Far  

Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein  
A Return to Cozy Dystopia
Cozy Dystopia  
Stars Upon Thars  
Earl Peirce, Jr.-Aside No. 1
Earl Peirce, Jr. (1917-1983)-Part One
Patterns of Force  

 


WEIRDBOOK #42
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

Novel
Swords of Atlantis, by John Shirley

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

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

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

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







17 July 2020  

James Patterson, Condé Nast Reviving The Shadow In New Original Book Series

James Patterson and Condé Nast are teaming to revive vintage crime fighter The Shadow in a series of books that will also aim to be adapted for the screen.

Hachette Book Group imprint Little, Brown will publish the original series, whose first installment is due out in the fall of 2021. Condé Nast has long controlled licensing for the character via its Street & Smith subsidiary.

The Shadow, a signature New York vigilante, originated in the 1930s as a series of pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. A popular radio drama based on the books featured the voice of Orson Welles. In 1994, Universal released a feature film adaptation starring Alec Baldwin.

“Who can forget The Shadow’s historic tagline, ‘Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?’”, Patterson said in the official announcement. “Well, The Shadow knows. And soon readers will, too. I’ve long been a fan of The Shadow and am looking forward to bringing his legendary character to life in the modern age.”

Bill Robinson of James Patterson Entertainment said the goal of the reboot was to introduce a new generation to the character and his world. “As we launch the new series of Shadow books, we will also plot the course of the Shadow’s return to the screen together with Condé Nast Entertainment,” he said.

“Knowing that James Patterson has created some of the most enduring crime fighters of all-time, the future of The Shadow couldn’t be in better hands,” said Neil McGinness, who manages the Street & Smith superhero universe.




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



2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!
Message from Doug Ellis:
In March 2020, we were able to move the dates for the 2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention from April 17-19, 2020 to September 11-13, 2020.
At that time, we had hoped that the COVID-19 situation would have progressed to the point where we'd be able to hold our convention this September.

We regret to announce that after consultation with our convention hotel, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois, we have determined that it is not possible to hold our convention this year due to COVID-19. The next Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is scheduled for April 16-18, 2021 at the same location. All dealer table reservations and membership pre-registrations for 2020 will be honored for the 2021 convention dates. The Westin has told us that hotel reservations for the 2020 convention will be cancelled automatically, but we advise that you confirm that your booking has been cancelled (after giving the Westin a bit of time to do so). Those members with reservations at hotels other than the Westin and all members with travel reservations are advised to revise their bookings.

If you cannot attend on the 2021 dates and have already pre-registered (or purchased dealer tables), please let us know (using the “Contact” option at windycitypulpandpaper.com) and we will provide a refund.
The 2020 show would have been our 20th, and we had plans to make it our best yet. We'll take this extra time to work on making what will now be our 20th show (albeit in 2021) even better!
We are revising our web site to correspond to the 2021 convention information.

Stay safe!
  2021 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 16-18, 2021
  


Adventure House

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

June 2020
Spicy Mystery Stories – 11/35  Now available!
Spicy Detective Stories – 09/34 Now available!

May 2020
GOLDEN FLEECE – 01/39  - Coming soon!
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES – 08/34  Now available!

April 2020
MAGIC CARPET – 07/33 - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 10/35 Now available!

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #172

Warren Hastings Miller Foreign Legion Stories
The Hell’s Angels Squad
Five Men of the Legion
Hell’s Angels Rebel
Hell’s Angels Set A Trap Discreet Rescue
The Desperation of Mr. Dee
The Color-Guard
The Honor of the Legion
It Takes the Legion


Cover Artist: Unknown

7x10, 110 pages
$12.95







Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #59

Aces of the Damned by Robert J. Hogan
With the silence of a ghost but with the frightening forces of an avalanche, the curse of blindness descended upon Paris!
And in the empty sky where fighting men tripped their guns at the War Gods, the dice of death were stacked against the dying Yanks.
There is only one way for the Master Spy—and he takes this last chance of wings of flaming disaster!

Two Strikes on Death by Greaseball Joe

7×10, 110 pages
$12.95




Adventures in Bronze
The Wild Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1
Now available in softcover!


Now ready for immediate order in trade paperback format.
Early orders will ship in the first week of June. $19.95 plus postage.
Wraparound cover by Joe DeVito.

Ten traditional tales of Victorian London’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he investigates some of his most baffling mysteries.

* Is a blue-skinned dinosaur tearing up the Essex countryside? “The Wild Adventure of the Indigo Impossibility” provides the astonishing answer.
* Holmes and Watson plunge into the darkest dens of Limehouse in search of “The Mystery of the Elusive Li Shen.” Is he man, myth, or monster?
* What is the secret of the uncatchable Thames footpad chronicled in “The Adventure of Old Black Duffel?”
* A famous American soldier of fortune asks Sherlock Holmes to locate a Russian adventuress long believed dead in “The Adventure of the Nebulous Nihilist.”
* Did fairies lure a young Manchester boy to his doom? “The Misadventure of the Bonny boy” tells the chilling tale.
* A wealthy art collector challenges Sherlock Holmes with an unsolvable riddle. Or is it a riddle? What is “The Enigma of Neptune’s Quandary?”
* Is a dead man haunting his own office––or might an even stranger explanation exist for why his frightened face is imprinted on a windowpane? “The Adventure of the Glassy Ghost” reveals all.
* A fiendish murderer strikes down victim after victim in “The Problem of the Bruised Tongues.” The only clue: the discolored tips of their tongues.
* “The Adventure of the Throne of Gilt.” What could it be, and why should Dr. John Watson fear it so?
* A revengeful enemy plots a gruesome end for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in “The Unsettling Matter of the Graveyard Ghoul.”




Adventures in Bronze

Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





Captain Philip Strange is back in eight more weird WWI stories spanning the run of theseries in the penultimate volume of this series. A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2? by the Allies during WWI and the verdamntBrain-Devil by the Boche. Just when you thought there were no more ways to die in war, the Germans come up with some even more gruesome ways! if you’re not just being incinerated by the sun’s ray focused through enormous lenses, you’re being gassed with a horribly disfiguring plague; drowned in a sea of blood or injected with a serum that turns you into a hyped up fighting hellion until you keel over dead; maybe you’ll be lucky and just have your own munitions blow up your entire outfit, or simply have your head chopped off and mounted on some psychotic ace’swings. Thankfully, we have have Captain Philip Strange onour side to stop them in eight of his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

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


Age of Aces