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2017 Pulp Shows

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Adventure House
Now available!

 The Phantom Detective - February 1946

"Doom on Schedule" by Robert Wallace
The Phantom Detective battles to stop a wave of sudden death and tragedy when railroads are the target of sinister crime!
Follow Curtis Van Loan as he fights to stem grim slaughter and sabotage!

"Out of This World" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Murder Dirge" by Weyland Rice
"New Year's Eve Test" by Johnston McCulley

    
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 98 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

CAPTAIN FUTURE - Fall 1942
 
"Planets In Peril" by Edmond Hamilton
 Through an unguessable abyss brought with peril, Curt Newton and the Futuremen set out to save the remnants of a great civilization from destruction!

 
"The Fruits of Prejudice" by Nathaniel Kitkin
 "Secret Weapon" by Henry S. Lewis
 "The Alien Intelligence" by Jack Williamson

 Cover Artist: Earle Bergey

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

THRILLING WONDER - February 1942
 
"Via Jupiter" by Eando Binder
 Hardship and disaster stalks brave men of science on a bitter outpost of Ganymede!  Locked in Jupiter’s gravity, the secret of the Martian pyramid baits a deadly trap.
 
"Luxury Liner" by Nelson Bond
 "Fugitive" by Ray Cummings
 "Rendevous in the Void" by Boox Sledge
 "Death on a Siderite" by D.D. Sharp
 "Medical Note" by Alexander Somalian
 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger Movie
New Kickstarter Project!


The first New Pulp movie ever made!
Based on the cult-classic novels by Ron Fortier.
A 1930's supernatural action/adventure!


He has been sent to avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. Haunting the dark streets of Cape Noire, he is BROTHER BONES: THE UNDEAD AVENGER.

Tommy Bonello is a hitman for crime boss Topper Wyld. When Wyld orders an attack on his own bordello in order to start a mob war, Tommy and his twin brother Jack jump at the chance. However, when an innocent girl is killed in the crossfire, Tommy is tormented with supernatural visions and nightmares. Fearing for his sanity, Tommy renounces his violent ways and becomes a monk. However, Jack and Topper have other plans...

Action packed and thrilling, Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger provides a rich tapestry of unforgettable characters who explore mature subject matter and dark themes. The concepts of betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, consequence, lust, hatred, and honor resonate throughout the script.

“I feel it is more than an action/horror book,” said writer/co-producer/director Erik Franklin, “there are many nuances and ideas that reflect the human condition, with one of the strongest character arcs I have ever read”.


For full details on the project, click on the Kickstarter link below.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Completes the Dr. Yen Sin Series, Plus Wu Fang Continues
- New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Solder Stories (April and May 1929)
Science Fiction Classics: “Veiled Knowledge” by Edwin James and “No More Pencils” by Joquel Kennedy
The Altus Press Memorial Day Weekend Sale Is On
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 8 & Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps
Altus Press Releases New Issues of Black Mask and Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Altus Press
The Mysterious Wu Fang #4: The Case of the Suicide Tomb
by Robert J. Hogan

Now available!

“With the secret of the plague of Suicide Tomb, I shall control all men and their destinies. I have arranged my bargain with death and the devil; now men shall do my bidding.” Thus spoke Wu Fang, secure in his Dragon’s Lair, surrounded by his ministry of murder!… Not far away, innocent of the Yellow Fiend’s purpose, was the only man who dare combat him—Val Kildare, watching and waiting; ready for the Crime Beast to show his hand!

$12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover



Altus Press
Dr. Yen Sin #3: The Mystery of the Singing Mummies
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Now available!
 
To the teeming city of the Golden Gate the sinister Doctor Yen Sin had transferred his base of operations—and there, under cover of the fog-shrouded Frisco night, he set loose the most ghastly weapon in his whole armory of mysterious torture devices—the curse of the Singing Mummies. In ten minutes by the clock, to the accompaniment of that insidious, eerie music, living men and women underwent their ghastly metamorphosis, became fit occupants for the coffin-cases of ancient Egypt. How could the saffron-skinned crime-emperor accomplish the change? How could even Michael Traile, the Man Who Never Slept, hope to cope with the devilish Thing?


 $12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover



Altus Press
The Argosy Library: Series 3 (Ten Book Set)
Now available!

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 3 of The Argosy Library:

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs, introduction by Vernell Coriell
Clovelly by Max Brand
War Lord of Many Swordsmen: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 1 by W. Wirt
Alias the Night Wind by Varick Vanardy
The Blue Fire Pearl: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 1 by George F. Worts
The Moon Pool & The Conquest of the Moon Pool by Abraham Merritt, introduction by Will Murray
The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
Jan of the Jungle by Otis Adelbert Kline
Minions of the Moon by William Grey Beyer
Drink We Deep by Arthur Leo Zagat

Get all of Series 3 at a big discount!

$209.50 softcover$309.40 hardcover $50.90 eBook
SALE PRICE: $144.95 softcover | $279.95  hardcover  | $39.99 eBook  

Altus Press

Altus Press
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR (The Argosy Library #21)
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Introduction by Vernell Coriell


Deep in the African interior lies the remote refuge called Opar. Ruled by the beautiful High Priestess La, who commands an army of savage beast-men, this hidden colony is the last survival of long-sunken Atlantis.

Tarzan of the Apes had dared penetrate Opar in the past. Now he must brave her bestial defender once more on a desperate mission. For the Lord of the Jungle needs the fabulous jewels of Atlantis for his own purposes. But how can he wrest this treasure from Queen La, whose burning desire is to enslave the ape-man as her coveted mate?

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ world-famous adventure series.
This Altus Press edition marks the first time the original Argosy version of this thrilling tale has been reprinted since 1916.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was the imaginative and prolific creator of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus, and is considered one of the most important literary discoveries ever to appear in the pages of Argosy and other Munsey magazines.

196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
CLOVELLY (The Argosy Library #22)
by Max Brand
Now available!

Michael Clovelly might not have been the greatest swordsman ever to come to London town during the reign of the Merry Monarch, Charles the Second, but if a better man ever wielded a blade, he had not yet stepped forth to claim the distinction.

Seeking gold with which to elevate his beggarly fortunes, Clovelly chances to encounter a bully, and his fierce swordwork brings him to the attention of Lord Teynham, who has need of a resourceful man with a rapier. The commission: to turn highwayman and rob a certain coach. The reasons? They are both murky and mysterious. But they have to do with a certain lady of impeccable character…. Since his belly is empty, Clovelly dares the hangman’s noose for a certain sum of gold—and barges into more strife and intrigue than he bargained for.

Max Brand was the personal pen name of Frederick Schiller Faust, one of the most prolific writers who ever lived. The creator of characters as diverse as Whistling Dan Barry, Destry and Dr. Kildaire, Faust specialized in Westerns, but also contributed to other genres. He wrote more that five hundred stories, but Clovelly is one of his rare cloak and sword swashbucklers.

247 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



The World War was over, its fighting finished. But not for Captain John Norcross of the American Expeditionary Force. He considered the Armistice a waste of good soldiers. So he welded together the best of his men to lead a regiment of the fightingest black soldiers who ever tore up the trenches. These were men born and bred for battle. Red McGee. Billy Gray. George Gunnell. Patton. The Boston Bean. The Fighting Yid. Corporal “Yaller” Coudray. Corporal “Delicate” Moss. And scores of others—one hundred and fifty strong.

Into wild western China with its bandits and feuding warlords, Captain Norcross marched his force. Their objective: A simple brass tube. Yet what it contained would prove priceless to the right parties. But first they would have to face a Zulu army—in the heart of China! Then there was the complication of the fugitive Manchu princess they happened to collect along the way….
William Wirt was a prolific writer of two-fisted adventure stories, renowned for his Argosy tales of mercenary Jimmie Cordie. His professional life was shadowy, and he claimed to have worked for the United States Secret Service, as had his father before him. Few today doubt Wirt’s credentials, for the quality and authenticity of his writing has stood the test of time.

218 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
ALIAS THE NIGHT WIND (The Argosy Library #24)
by Varick Vanardy
Now available!

Bingham Harvard is the true identity of the mysterious midnight marauder known only as the Night Wind. Possessed of inhuman physical strength, he battles crooks and cops alike, motivated by the soul-crushing tragedy of being framed on a criminal charge he did not commit.

Alias the Night Wind introduces this proto-superhero who becomes as a law unto himself dedicated to the hot pursuit of swift justice. All while being hounded by the New York police force—and especially by clever undercover detective Kate Maxwell, whose special assignment is to bring in the notorious Night Wind.

Varick Vanardy was the pseudonym of prolific dime-novel producer Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey, the author of over one thousand Nick Carter stories. His Night Wind novels were written for The Cavalier magazine during the last years of Dey’s amazing writing career, as dime novels gave way to the new pulp magazine field pioneered by Argosy.

254 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover





Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….

So begins the exotic adventures of Singapore Sammy Shay as he knocked around the backwater ports of the South Seas, seeking his lost fortune and usually finding himself in scalding hot water.
In his youth, George Frank Worts had been a telegraph operator on ships making the China run when he turned his experiences in Asia into some of the most memorable escape fiction ever to appear of the pages of Argosy magazine.

The volume collects the first five stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.

284 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE MOON POOL & CONQUEST OF THE MOON POOL (The Argosy Library #26)
by Abraham Merritt
Introduction by Will Murray, Illustrated by Virgil Finlay
Now available!

Surrounded by crumbling Cyclopean ruins, the Moon Pool was a place of both horror and wonder. No Polynesian race had constructed it. Sacred yet accursed too, the spot was far older then recorded history. As was the luminous thing that dwelt within its unfathomable depths, a transcendent being summoned from its ancient slumber by the cold rays of the full moon.
Against this vampiric force beyond human comprehension, a group of brave scientists and adventurers takes up the challenge and confronts the unholy power known only as the Shining One. But even they do not suspect that behind this awesome apparition lurks ever more stupendous wonders left over from a prehuman age when superscience and elder sorcery were indistinguishable from one another.

A. Merritt was one of the pioneers in the field of science-fantasy fiction. A Munsey magazine mainstay, he electrified readers of All-Story Weekly when it published “The Moon Pool” in 1918. The hunting tale of supernatural wonder created a sensation that led to a novel-length sequel, The Conquest of the Moon Pool. This Altus Press volume collects for the first time the original unrevised versions of these now-classic tales, illustrated by the incomparable Virgil Finlay.

448 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE GUN-BRAND (The Argosy Library #27)
by James B. Hendryx
Now available!

Through Chloe Elliston’s veins coursed the reckless blood of her world-roving ancestor, the legendary “Tiger” Elliston. Tiger Ellison, the seaman who had built a fleet of cargo steamers that tramped the whole wide world. Tiger Elliston, scourge of pirates from the South Seas to distant Asia.

With her entourage, Harriett Penny and the Amazonian Big Lena, the granddaughter of Tiger Elliston had come to the northland to move freight up the Slave River and make her own fortune. But north of 60 is a hard, raw land, one where women did not readily fit in. Not even the fearless offspring of a human tiger. For here Chloe would become embroiled in a bitter feud between “Brute” McNair—“the Bad Man of the North” and the free-trader named Pierre Lapierre. Dare she trust one over the other? And which one?

James B. Hendryx was a prolific author who lived the kind of life mirrored in his fictional heroes. A Minnesota native, he had prospected in the Yukon, been a cowboy in the U.S. West and Canada, as well as serving a stint is a newspaper reporter. In his time, Hendryx was considered one of the premier authors of a popular genre now all but extinct—the “Northern.”

265 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
JAN OF THE JUNGLE (The Argosy Library #28)
by Otis Adelbert Kline
Now available!

Led to believe that his natural mother is a chimpanzee, a young boy knows only the savage ways of the great apes. Kept in a cage, he is systematically trained to become a savage killer by the fiendish Dr. Bracken. The target of Bracken’s rage is none other than the woman who spurned him—the orphan boy’s own mother!

After fate causes him to be shipwrecked on the coast of Venezuela, the feral youngster, accompanied by his surrogate mother, Chicma the chimp, escapes into the jungle and discovers a strange land inhabited by prehistoric dinosaurs and primitive man-monsters. Transformed by contact with the beautiful Ramona, the teenaged beast-boy learns the ways of civilization and becomes Jan of the Jungle!

Otis Adelbert Kline was a popular Argosy writer in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He specialized in planetary romances set on Mars and Venus, so it was inevitable that he would follow in Burroughs’ literary footsteps by creating a version of Tarzan of the Apes to call his own. Jan of the Jungle reappeared in the Argosy sequel, Jan in India, and was adapted as a 1935 Universal serial, Call of the Savage.

220 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
MINIONS OF THE MOON (The Argosy Library #29)
by William Grey Beyer
Now available!

Move over, Buck Rogers!

When Mark Nevin was put under general anesthetic, he expected to wake up minus his appendix. That was all. To his shock and horror, he discovered himself 6,000 years in the future, long after mankind had referred back to savagery.

Fortunately for Mark, the surgeon who accidentally placed him in suspended animation carefully laid him in a crypt containing all the means for survival available in the 20th century. And he would need them, for he was about to plunge into a world more dangerous and primitive in the long-dead one he had known. And Mark Nevin would not be alone. There was the beautiful Nona Barr. And the mysterious Omega, a disembodied moon-mind with the personality of a mischievous child yet possessing the transformative power of a god. Not to mention assorted cannibals and an actual dragon.
William Gray Beyer was a Philadelphia railroad worker and policeman who moonlighted writing fiction. His first effort, the whacky and whimsical Minions of the Moon, proved so popular that he brought back Mark Nevin for several more Argosy installments, including Minions of Mercury and Minions of the Shadow.

183 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
DRINK WE DEEP (The Argosy Library #30)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Now available!

Nestled in the Heidelberg Hills of New York State lies Lake Wankoona. Beneath its tranquil blue surface broods another world, a place inhabited by a race of beings unknown in human history.
Impelled by an eerie summons he cannot comprehend, archeologist Hugh Lambert is drawn into the lake’s placid depths—and into a vortex of unreality. There, he encounters the unearthly Little Men, who work their scientific necromancy upon the cold corpses of those who had the misfortune to fall into the lake’s uncanny bottomlessness. There, also, he meets the coldly beautiful and cruelly enthralling Nalinah, and learns of a sinister scheme to conquer the Upper World—with he, himself, destined to be in the vanguard!

Arthur Leo Zagat was famed as “The Horror Story Man,” owing to his numerous Weird Menace stories written for Terror Tales and similar magazines of horror. But Zagat also proved capable of writing quality fantasy fiction in the style of A. Merritt, as he proved in the pages of Argosy magazine with memorable novels such as the classic Seven Out of Time and the haunting Drink We Deep.

256 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in September!
Coming to comic shops September 27!

THE SHADOW VOLUME 122: "The Four Signets," "Five Keys to Crime” & "The Three X’s"
The Master of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay" in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow knows that “The Four Signets” hold a secret message that spreads crime and murder in their deadly wake! Then, the bequest of a rosewood music box leads to “Five Keys of Crime” that can provide its young heir with a fabulous inheritance—if he lives long enough to collect it! BONUS: A Hollywood star steals the picture when female sleuth Carrie Cashin investigates the mystery of “The Three X’s” in a tale by Theodore Tinsley. This instant collector’s item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-237-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 122 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL172465.
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

 

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Brother Bones Movie Kickstarter

The legendary Ron Fortier is joined by Erik Franklin to discuss the Kickstarter project for the Brother Bones Movie.  Ron discusses the origin of the character and then describes how he  and his colleague Daniel Husser envisioned a film based o the character.  They mead a brief demo film which they presented to Ron and the rest is history.  We discussed the details of the project and I was impressed with care and reverence for the original material that Erik and David have shown.  The Script is written.  The cast has already been chosen. The Kickstarter program is the last step before gong into production.  If they make their goal, we could see this film for summer in 2018.  Will you help?

Past episodes:
Nancy Hansen Talks About Jezebel Johnston: Sea Witch
Queensberry Justice: The Omnibus of Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Stories by Anderw Salmon
SANCTUARY FALLS by Wayne Reinagel
Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein

BATMAN/SHADOW #3 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops June 28!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo, Variant covers by Tim Sale and Eduardo Risso


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

The Joker has entered the fray, and he's been offered unspeakable power in return for helping the Stag kill Batman!
It's up to the Shadow to protect Batman from the pair's combined onslaught and the mystical powers of Shamba-La!


Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




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


In this final team-up issue, all-out war has broken out in the streets of Shamba-La! The Stag and The Joker are hell-bent on stealing all of the city’s secrets and ensuring absolute darkness falls across the globe. It’s the last stand for Batman and the Shadow, and the Dark Knight will have to decide once and for all if he’s going to embrace the destiny the Shadow has set out for him.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 27.

BATMAN/SHADOW #6 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL0419 (Rossmo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL0421 (Sale cover).




BATMAN/SHADOW Hardcover - Coming in November!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo


From the incredible minds of iconic authors Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando comes the resurgence of a classic noir character. The Shadow was a major influence of the Batman himself and now appears in this incredible six issue crossover event.

While investigating the murde of a Gothamite, Batman identifies his prime suspect as Lamont Cranston... but there are two problems with that. One, Batman is not aware Lamont's alter ego is the master detective known as the Shadow. Two, and more importantly, Cranston seems to have died over half a century ago!

Collects BATMAN/THE SHADOW #1-6 and stories from BATMAN ANNUAL #1 and 
BATMAN #253 and #259.

Batman Vol 1 #253
"Who Knows What Evil - -?
"
Cover Artist: Mike Kaluta
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Penciler: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano


Batman Vol 1 #259
"The Night of the Shadow"
Cover Artist: Nick Cardy
Writer: Dennis O'Neil
Penciler: Irv Novick
Inker: Dick Giordano


Hardcover, Full Color, $29.99


Note: This will be solicited in the August or September PREVIEWS.



BEYOND THE SEA: AN EVENT GROUP THRILLER - Now available!
by David L. Golemon


The Soviet battle cruiser Simbirsk, which launched in June 1940 and was reported sunk in 1944 with the loss of all hands, is still sailing the open sea.

January of 2017: American Los Angeles class submarine U.S.S. Houston is tracking a surface target that is not listed as part of the Russian navy’s response to the NATO maneuvers. What they find will set in motion the answers to one of the great mysteries of World War II. With the Russian navy bearing down on the Houston and international tensions running high, the United States Navy declares the Soviet-era derelict legal salvage under international law.

With the world’s most powerful navies going toe-to-toe in the North Atlantic, the President of the United States calls upon the one organization that has a chance to figure out why this ship is in this time, in this place―Department 5656, also known as the Event Group.

When the Group arrives, they are confronted by three warships of the Russian Navy who have come to claim Russian property. The two groups meet and soon discover that the ancient battle cruiser is not a derelict at all, but fully functional with a mysterious apparatus that sent the original crew to their deaths. In the midst of their warfare in the tossing seas, both navies are sent into a realm of unimaginable terror―an alternate world of water, ice, and death.

The Event Group has a new mission when relics of the fabled Philadelphia Experiment surface in Beyond the Sea, the twelfth thrilling hit in New York Times bestselling author David L. Golemon's Event Group series.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
$26.99




BLACK WINGS OF CTHULHU (VOLUME 5) TPB - Coming January 16!
by S. T. Joshi

Twenty new short stories in the tradition of the famed writer H. P. Lovecraft, produced by a lineup of authors considered to be among his most skilled and dedicated acolytes. Authors include Caitlin R. Kiernan, Donald Tyson, Darrell Schweitzer, and Nancy Kilpatrick, and the stories range from scientists who come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries, to the psychological aberrations of characters as they come face-to-face with the bizarre. Black Wings of Cthulhu 5 will take its place as a pioneering anthology that shows how the work of H. P. Lovecraft is inexhaustibly rich in the inspiration it can provide to contemporary writers of weird fiction.


Publisher: Titan Books
$14.95


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, VOLUME ONE -- PRIDE OF THE PULPS
Now available!

In case you hadn't heard, last fall we brought to an end Blood 'n' Thunder's 14-year run as a periodical. The zine went out with a bang: a double issue numbered 49/50 and packed with some of the best articles in BnT history. In the editorial we promised to continue the franchise with a series of standalone volumes, issued at irregular intervals, covering various aspects of pulp and pop-culture history under the general title of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents.

Well, this week we proudly release the first volume of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents, subtitled Pride of the Pulps. It's been designed in the "deluxe" trade-paperback format of 8 1/2 x 11 inches, with the series title in a wraparound banner and the volume number printed at the top of the spine. All future volumes will have a uniform design.

Pride of the Pulps devotes nearly 100,000 words to in-depth surveys of six classic rough-paper magazines: Adventure, All-American Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, The Popular Magazine, Short Stories, and West. Earlier versions of these overviews were published in back issues of Blood 'n' Thunder, but all have been revised and expanded for this book. Greatly expanded, in some cases: the essay on Short Stories, for example, first appeared as a two-parter with a total word count of 11,500 words. Its counterpart in Pride of the Pulps runs close to 17,000 words.

The addition of new material extends as well to illustrative matter. The surveys in Pride include more pulp covers and interior illustrations than accompanied their earlier versions in BnT, but we've also added more scans of original cover paintings.

In short, this is not a reprint volume that simply repurposes old copy. It has a significant amount of new content and is a veritable textbook of pulp-fiction history. Even if you'd be satisfied with the essays as printed in BnT, it would cost you well over $100 to purchase those issues individually. And that's assuming you could find them all: the two issues with the Short Stories survey have been out of print for many years.

Future volumes of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents will be devoted to the following topics: a history of Argosy, the working life of pulp writers, the output of legendary scribe Edgar Wallace, a history of Doubleday's Crime Club book division, and a survey of films made during 1932, which we posit to be fantastic cinema's best year. We hope and expect to issue at least two volumes per calendar year, although we're on track to publish three in 2017. Stay tuned for more announcements.

In the meantime, don't miss out on our first release in the Blood 'n' Thunder Presents series. We guarantee it'll make a valuable addition to any home library of reference works covering pulp fiction and vintage American popular culture.





Bold Venture Press

Contents
The Golden Saint Meets the Scorpion Queen |
Richard A. Lupoff
When the Means Just Defy the End | Stanley C. Sargent
Chicago Man | E. K. Jarvis
The Night Visitor | Bret Bouriseau
Waterfront Fists | Robert E. Howard
The Haunted Landscape | Greye La Spina
Ritual Burning | Stuart Hopen
Tigre and Isola | Will H. Thompson
Vampire Blood Strip | Tim J. Finn
Desert Rescue | Larry Latham


* eBook edition on sale June 15th
Softcover, 7" x 10", 130 pages, $12.95
eBook: $3.99



Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL BOOK #2: MAGGOT CZAR OF THE EVERGLADES
Written and illustrated by Stuart Hopen

Now available!

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


130 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Paperback: $14.95 | eBook: $3.99






Bold Venture Press
BLOOD IS THE LIFE by John L. French
Now available in a Kindle edition!

Vampires in Baltimore? It hardly seems likely, but Detective Bianca Jones finds herself on the case anyway. Having vanquished monsters and demons, Bianca became the unofficial monster-hunter of the BPD, catching the assignments no one speaks about — not to other officers, not to the public and certainly not to the media.

The hunt starts when something begins preying on people in Druid Hill Park. It continues when bodies drained of blood turn up throughout the city as another cop starts investigating Bianca. Finally, it culminates in a battle with an ages-old master vampire against whom the usual tactics and weapons are useless.

Can Bianca prevail? She better. For if she loses, so does all of Baltimore.


120 pages, 5" x 8"
Paperback: $9.95 | eBook: $2.99




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: H. Rider Haggard
Pulp Appeal: Jirel of Joiry
Pulp Appeal: Hap and Leonard
Pulp Appeal: Erle Stanley Gardner



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The House Where Time Stood Still, by Seabury Quinn - New!
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: The Gondwane Epic by Lin Carter - New!
SUPERVERSIVE Beginning of Blue SF: Edison’s Conquest of Mars - New!
Short Reviews – The Swine of Aeaea by Clifford Ball
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Roy G. Krenkel
Son of the Pulps Part 2: Farmer’s Tarzans

Classicon
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks, comic books, posters, pin-up art, and more available for sale or trade.

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan
(Just north of Frandor Shopping Center)
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table





Conan: WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #1 (OF 6) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan (Covers) Darick Robertson, Liam Sharp

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

Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 20.

WONDER WOMAN / CONAN #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL170416 (Robertson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL170417 (Sharp cover).





CONAN THE SLAYER #10 - Arriving in comic shops June 28!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover:
Sergio Dávila
Color: Michael Atiyeh

Where once was an abandoned ruin, the glittering city of Xapur suddenly rises again.
Conan, drawn by deceit to the ancient necropolis, is now lost in this resurrected fortress . . . but he is not alone.
For the demon Khosatral Khel, the Devil in Iron, walks the streets once more!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




CONAN THE SLAYER TPB VOLUME 2 - Coming in November!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: 
Sergio Dávila & Dheeraj Verma
Cover:
Admira Wijaya
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh


Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) adapt the Robert E. Howard classic The Devil in Iron!

As part of a plot to end the barbarian's life, a beautiful woman lures him to a once-deserted island-now inhabited by a demonic titan! Collects Conan the Slayer #7-#12.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale November 11.

CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 2  is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL170195.





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


Johnny Weissmuller as JUNGLE JIM (1950-51)
- New!
SHADOW COMICS 70, 71 & 72 (1947) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY (1938) - New!
KING KONG! (1933) - New!
YouTube Theater: THE SWAMP FOX begins - "The Birth of the Swamp Fox" (1959) - New!
Paperback Gallery: FRANK FRAZETTA
G-MEN and Heroes of the Law Gum Cards (1936)
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XVIII: If They Hang You  
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XVII: The Russian's Hand  
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XVI: The Fall Guy
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XV: Saturday Night


The Digest Enthusiast #6
 Now available!

The sixth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.

Contents:
• Digest News Previews of Rick Ollerman’s Down & Out: The Magazine #1, Karen Valentine’s Betty Fedora #4, Pulp Literature #15, The Pulpster #26, our joint venture with Uncle B. Publications, Pulp Modern, and much more.
• Interviews with Edd Vick (Analog, Asimov’s)* and B.K. Stevens (AHMM).
• Manhunt 1953 #1–4 synopses by Peter Enfantino of the greatest crime digest ever.
• International Science Fiction #1 & 2 a fascinating look at this short-lived digest.
• Bob Hope’s They Got Me Covered, a title that turned out to be all too true, by Steve Carper
• Sharon Tate’s Fate, weird reporting on the horrific murder by Tom Brinkmann
• Digest Dolls Trading Cards by Max Allan Collins
• Weirdbook #34 reviewed
• Fiction by Lesann Berry, Alec Cizak, and Joe Wehrle, Jr.
• Artwork and cartoons by Brad W. Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer

Cover by Brian Buniak



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




 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Occult Detective Quarterly #2
- New!
9 of the World’s Most Exciting Suspense Stories
Shock Mystery Tales July 1962
Suspense Novel #2
Weirdbook #35  


This  is the definitive guide to the most prolific publisher of the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  
It features a full color dust jacket, gold stamped cloth over boards, over 1000 entries and 450 images including a 28 page full color section.

Author Joe Lukes has created an authoritative, concise and carefully researched bibliography important to collectors, and valued by rare book dealers, libraries, and auction sites.  The author includes over 1000 entries and provided a thorough analysis of the ERB Grosset and Dunlap books based on over 40 years of research and study.  He not only chronicles the various reprints by G&D, but he recounts much of the history of how these millions of books came to be published.   This work is clearly a remarkable labor of love that pays tribute to the imaginative mind of Mr. Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century.


Price: $70

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS BIBLIOGRAPHY HC - Coming to comic shops in September!
(Writer) Dr. Robert B Zeuschner (Art) J. Allen St John & Various

The Bibliography is a monumental, definitive, visually stunning and highly entertaining journey into all the published works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the first and greatest SF/fantasy storytellers of the 20th century. Every ERB pulp cover, paperback cover and dust jacket in reproduced in high quality full color, including an eight page fold out. All the great ERB artists including J. Allen St. John, Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, John Coleman Burroughs, etc are featured in the cover sections. The book was produced in two editions: the standard trade edition and the Deluxe signed edition (limited to 100 copies) signed by the author, Jim Sullos, President of ERB Inc., and John Burroughs, grandson of ERB.

Hardcover,, 7x10, 736 pages, Partial Color, $100.00, On sale September 27.
Deluxe signed hardcover, 7x10, 736 pages, Partial Color, $150.00, On sale September 27.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS BIBLIOGRAPHY is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN172440 (Standard edition).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN172441 (Deluxe signed edition).

Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING
Now available!
Coming to comic shops September 27!

Tarzan and the Cannibal King is an all-new Tarzan tale, a spectacular addition to any Tarzan collection.

In a jungle country little known to the dusky race of man and never visited by the white, there lived a boy, orphaned almost at birth, but reared against all odds by a tribe of apes like none ever seen in a zoo. And so begins this epic adventure.

Written by veteran Burroughs writer Jake Saunders.
Hardback format with dust jacket.
256 pages printed on 80# paper in a generous 8 x 10 format.
Smyth-sewn binding covered in Italian Cialux cloth with gold foil-stamped cover.
Nine full-color paintings by Alex Nino, including three that are fold-out.
A six-page bonus section featuring Alex Nino's sketches and preliminary artwork.
Title and endpaper designs by veteran illustrator Zavier Leslie Cabarga.
Two-color title page, letterpress-printed on 100% cotton Crane Lettra paper.
Numerous black and white illustrations and page decorations by Alex Nino.
Published by Hyborean Press.
A great story in a work-of-art format sure to please any fine quality book lover.

We don't yet have reviews for Tarzan and the Cannibal King, but Saunders' previous book, The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron, received high praise from Burroughs fans, including Richard Lupoff and Harlan Ellison.
You can expect the same high quality and high adventure in Jake's newest novel, Tarzan and the Cannibal King!

This from Richard Lupoff (full review at www.the martianlegion.com): "I've never seen or read anything like this astonishing book. And after coming to terms with the magnificent production, there is Jake Saunders' prodigious novel. Like everything else in this book, it's larger than life. Vast stretches of glorious adventure and dazzling imagery."

And these words from Harlan Ellsion (full review at www.the martianlegion.com): "I could go on expounding what a joy, what a pleasure holding and reading this book would be for all of you, but I'll end this review by again expressing my breathless admiration for Jake Saunders' masterful accomplishment."

Your order packed with nuke-proof Mycomicshop care to insure safe, mint condition delivery.

Tarzan and the Cannibal King is available in two editions and a bundled set of the two editions.

Deluxe Edition
Early bird price: $42.99 (Regular price $49.95 after June 15th)
Deluxe Edition, unsigned - 1st printing.
Written by Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino.
Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 256 pages, Text (with B&W and Full Color Chapter Illustrations).


Deluxe Limited Signed Edition
Early bird price $62.99 ($69.99 after June 15th) Deluxe Limited Signed Edition - 1st printing.
Written by Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino. Signed by Jake Saunders (Author), Alex Nino (Illustrator), Jim Gerlach (Project Manager), and Zavier Leslie Cabarga (Book Designer).
Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 256 pages, Text (with B&W and Full Color Chapter Illustrations).

NOTE: Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies.

Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Limited Signed Edition
Both editions early bird price $100 per set (offer expires after June 15th)

Includes both the Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Limited Signed Edition - 1st printing.
Written by Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino. Signed by Jake Saunders (Author), Alex Nino (Illustrator), Jim Gerlach (Project Manager), and Zavier Leslie Cabarga (Book Designer).
Hardcover (2 Volumes), 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 512 pages (Total), Text (with B&W and Full Color Chapter Illustrations).

NOTE: Deluxe Limited Signed Edition is limited to 300 signed and numbered copies.


Deluxe Limited Signed Edition




TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING HC
(Writer) Buddy Saunders, Jake Saunders (Art) Alex Nino, Leslie Cabarga (Cover) Alex Nino

Here in this volume, from a manuscript found under unusual circumstances, we have a new jungle tale of Tarzan, one never before told. The story begins with Tarzan as a twelve-year-old boy, although he no more knows his age than do his jungle family, the mangani apes. In this land where time goes unmeasured, Tarzan encounters, for the first time, other white skins hunting the tusks of tantor, and more remarkably, the young Barsoomian Princess Atara, oblivious of her nakedness in her flight from the dreaded Cannibal King.

Hardcover, 8x10, 264 pages, Partial Color, $49.99
, On sale September 27.
Deluxe signed hardcover, 8x10, 264 pages, Partial Color, $69.99, On sale September 27.

TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN172466 (Standard edition).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN172467 (Deluxe signed edition).


By Ralph N. Laughlin and Ann E. Johnson
Interior illustrations by Mike Grell and cover art by Tom Gianni

Now available!

The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege lifts the TARZAN series to new, ground-breaking heights with a high adventure that immerses TARZAN and his offspring in an epic battle for their family’s survival. Set in the 1980s:

• Includes a solution to the real-life murder of Dian Fossey, who devoted her life to the study and preservation of African gorillas;
• Introduces Tarzan’s great grandson, Jonathan – a young man struggling to seek his place in an adult world;
• Unveils the inner workings of Tarzan’s massive family wealth – the Greystoke Trust, a London-based financial estate whose global influence reaches into the highest levels of business and government.
  This rapid, page-turning adventure travels from Africa to London to Paris and to Moscow in pursuit of justice because the family is Under Seige:
• Tarzan’s African estate is demolished by an unknown guerrilla militia, leaving in its wake a leveled complex littered with the dead;
• The Greystoke Trust, run by grandson Jackie, is accused of capital crimes against the Crown, and Jackie is jailed;
• Son Jack, the last known person to meet with Dian Fossey, is accused of her murder and is sought by African authorities;
• Jonathan’s airplane is shot down and crash lands into the African jungle forcing him to call upon his instincts, heritage and martial arts training to survive.
This leap into the late 20th Century will provide intense excitement as chapter after chapter leaves doubt as to the survival of the Greystokes and their legacy.

Book #4 in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series

Softcover: $19.95
Hardcover: $34.95



 
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Coming soon!

Soldier of Poloda written by Lee Strong, the long awaited followup to Beyond the Farthest Star, is expected to be announced at the Dum-Dum in August.

Swords against the Moon by Christopher Paul Carey was announced by ERB Inc. at ECOF.

 ERB Incorporated's plan is to do four new novels each year.

More information once it becomes available.


Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology
New Kickstarter Campaign!
Campaign ends June 28!




We are producing the FOUR volume Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology, an illustrative history of all Burroughs' publications in the United States (with a heavy dose of art from the United Kingdom).

Written and compiled by Michael Tierney, the narrative gives the history of Burroughs' work and the often legendary artists who visualized it, featuring untold stories, art that hasn't been seen since its release, and pieces that were buried in the vaults from the beginning of his publishing history to the present day.

Officially licensed and sanctioned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this nearly 1,200 page examination of the vast publishing illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs is divided into four parts:

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

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



THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #3 - Arriving in comic shops June 28!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Patrick Zircher, Robert Castro

The race to capture the rare gemstone known as the “Eye of Judgment” continues — has brought both the crews of the noble Venture and the villainous Resolve to the Lost Land of Caspak!
But as they press on into the interior of the island, they’ll have to deal with the dangers of the native prehistoric flora and fauna — that is to say, the DINOSAURS!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
 
   


THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #6 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Greg Smallwood, Robert Castro

Two legends meet at last! Tarzan has been captured by a tribe of Green Martians - and now he must team up with John Carter of Mars in order to escape their clutches! But will they be in time to stop the villainous crew of the Resolve?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 27.

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #6 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN171751 (Nord cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN171752 (Smallwood cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN171753 (Castro cover).




THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #3 (of 5) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Fred Van Lente (Art) Bob Q
Cover
: Ty Templeton

THE SPIRIT in Chicago! But he's not the only unexpected visitor -- a space capsule is plummeting from orbit to wipe out the entire town!
Can Spirit and a certain dynamic duo in green and black defeat the town's most notorious hitman BUTCHER BOYD before Armageddon strikes?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale
September 6.

THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171755.





HALF PAST DANGER II: DEAD TO REICHS #1 - Coming in September! 
Stephen Mooney (Writer/Art/Cover A), Nick Runge (Cover B)

Nobody talks about how many dinosaurs died in WWII. But three months after Sergeant Tommy Irish Flynn and Captain John Noble wiped them out while foiling a Nazi plan, the boys are back, hot on the trail of some Dino DNA stolen by their former ally, Agent Elizabeth Huntington-Moss! The Nazis must be stopped before they can unleash their doomsday weapon!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 27.

HALF PAST DANGER 2: DEAD TO REICHS #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL170625 (Mooney cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL170626 (Runge cover).




Hard Case Crime
Now available!
June 2017

FOREVER AND A DEATH By Donald Westlake
An unused plot for Pierce Brosnan’s 007 has resurfaced - as a novel!
Cover art by Paul Mann

Back in the 1990s, Eon Productions worked with a number of writers to develop the story for the follow-up to Goldeneye. One of those writers was Donald Westlake, legendary author of over 100 crime novels, the perhaps most famous of which were the Parker books (under his pseudonym of Richard Stark).

In 1995, before Goldeneye was even released, Westlake turned into Eon two treatments for “Bond 18.” Both his treatments apparently used as their backdrop Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China. In one of the treatments, Westlake had 007 facing off against Gideon Goodbread, an American businessman who planned to level Hong Kong after robbing its banks – a revenge scheme for the death of his missionary parents at the hands of the Red Chinese. Westlake described his Bond villain as “John Goodman with a Southern accent”, and likened him to the lead character in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me. Goodbread commanded an army of Amerasian orphans he called “the Children.”

Westlake floated the following titles for his Bond adventure: Dragonsteeth; Nobody Dies; Forever And A Death; Never Look Back; On Borrowed Time. That last title was prophetic; the time-sensitive nature of the Hong Kong chanegover backdrop was deemed unsuitable, we got Tomorrow Never Dies instead, and Westlake's script was shelved.

Now Hard Case Crime has resurrected this lost story, which at some point Westlake rewrote as a novel - Forever And A Death.

It’s no longer a James Bond story and the details described above may not be included, but the vestigial elements of the story seem to be in place.
As a bonus, the novel will contain an afterword by one of the Bond producers, describing the history of the project.



Hermes Press: PHANTOM PRESIDENT KENNEDYS MISSION #2  - Coming in September!
(Writer) Ron Goulart (Art) Sean Joyce, Malena Molina (Covers) Sean Joyce, Scott Brooks 

The year is 1962, and the Phantom returns once again in a new adventure! There's a possible world war with Russia looming on the horizon, and newly minted President John F. Kennedy calls upon his old friend Kit Walker for help! The Phantom and Guran race to discover the truth behind the attacked on several Llongo tribesmen; and at the same time try to find out what's really happening regarding a mole in the White House!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 20.

PHANTOM PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MISSION #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171949 (Joyce cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171950 (Brooks cover).


 

Now available for pre-order!

The publication of the fifteen-year correspondence of two of the titans of weird fiction, H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) and Clark Ashton Smith (1893–1961), is a landmark event. This mammoth volume, containing 330 letters written between 1922 and 1937, allows an unprecedented glimpse into the lives, minds, and creative instincts of two brilliant writers who lived a continent apart and never met, but who shared a fascination with the weird and the cosmic and had the highest regard for each other’s work.

Lovecraft initiated the correspondence by writing a fan letter to Smith, who in 1922 was already an established poet. A warm exchange of views ensued; and as Lovecraft gained early success in Weird Tales, he urged Smith to send his poetry to the magazine. Smith, meanwhile, repeatedly read Lovecraft’s stories in manuscript, and by the late 1920s he himself had begun to write tales of fantasy and science fiction that found ready acceptance in the pulp magazines of the day.

But the two authors were far more than pulp fictioneers. They held profound and at times conflicting views on the nature and purpose of weird fiction: Lovecraft admitted that he was a “prose realist,” whereas Smith claimed that “I am far happier when I can create everything in a story.” Their discussions on the theory of the weird tale are some of the most illuminating pages in this book.

Smith and Lovecraft shared many mutual acquaintances—Donald Wandrei, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, R. H. Barlow, among others. Their accounts of meeting these and other colleagues, and their responses to other historical and cultural events of their time, present a fascinating window into the culture of the 1920s and 1930s.

The volume—the result of decades of research in accumulating and annotating the letters—has been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. Aside from an introduction and exhaustive notes, the editors have included in an appendix an array of additional documents that shed light on the Smith-Lovecraft relationship, including the complete “Boiling Point” letter column from the Fantasy Fan.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
Cover art by David C. Verba (draft shown)
Limited hardcover edition, August 2017
ISBN: 9781614981749
800 pages
Price $75.00



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Gardner Fox Swashbucklers
Hardboiled Monday: The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories
Pulp and Sundry
Hardboiled Treasures


H. P. LOVECRAFT WORLDS TPB VOLUME 01 LURKING FEAR AND OTHER - Arriving in comic shops June 28!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft, Steven P. Jones (Art/Cover) Octavio Cariello

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

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.99





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #19 - Coming in September!
(Writer) David Apatoff (Art) Mort Drucker, John Watkiss

More like a book than a magazine, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale September 27.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #19 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL172488.




Illustrated Press
Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures
Updated 2nd edition

Now available for Pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in September!


William Reynold Brown (1917 1991) was a prolific American artist whose career embraced virtually every facet of the illustration field. During his life he produced work for the newspaper comics (Tailspin Tommy), perfected the concept of the cutaway engineering drawing for North American Aviation, painted covers for some of the first paperback books ever published, illustrated scores of magazines and magazine covers, and most notably produced over 300 movie posters for the motion picture industry. After his retirement from commercial illustration, Reynold found success as a fine artist, producing hundreds of oil paintings and drawings for the Western art market. This book presents a rich overview of Reynold Brown s entire career, and showcases hundreds of original paintings, drawings, photographs, and printed illustrations often in glorious full-page reproductions. Many of his most iconic movie posters are featured, such as Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Spartacus, I was a Teenage Werewolf, and many more. 9 x 12 inches, full-color, hardcover with dust jacket. A massive 304 pages!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of Reynold Brown, one of the greatest movie poster artists in Hollywood history. Shipping in September 2017, this whopping 304 page new edition adds 80 new pages to the original 2009 edition, and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as rarely seen tear sheets from vintage magazines, movie posters, photographs, color studies, and more. A complete preview of the book is available here:

304 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium low-gloss stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

The Standard Edition is $49.95 plus postage.

A Special Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by author Daniel Zimmer, and presented in a red slipcase with white lettering, is available for $69.95 plus postage.







JAMES BOND CASINO ROYALE HC - Coming in October!
(Writer) Ian Fleming, Van Jensen (Art) Dennis Calero (Cover) Faye Dalton

Ian Fleming's literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Matt Southworth in the official James Bond: Casino Royale graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table.

Hardcover, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale October 4.


JAMES BOND: CASINO ROYALE is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171682.





JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION HC 1966-1969 - Coming in November!
(Writer) Ian Fleming, Jim Lawrence (Art) Yaroslav Horak

James Bond is back in action in this deluxe omnibus, featuring four timeless tales starring Agent 007. Featuring the iconic Octopussy and The Hildebrand Rarity, based on the short stories by Ian Fleming, these are presented alongside The Harpies and River of Death, two unique adventures created by Jim Lawrence. This lavishly presented, high-action adventure is restored from the original Daily Express comic strips.

Hardcover, 10x11, 256 pages, B&W, $39.95, On sale November ?.


JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION 1966-1969 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL172206.




 


Cover not available
JAMES BOND: COLONEL SUN - Coming in March!
By Kingsley Amis

The first James Bond novel published after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964, this classic thriller follows James Bond on a mission to a small Aegean island to track down M’s kidnappers―the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan and his ex-Nazi commander cohort, the deadly Von Richter.

Lunch, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on M, who is convalescing in his Regency house in Berkshire―the life of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency, until the sunny afternoon when M is kidnapped and all of his house staff savagely murdered.

The action ricochets across the globe, but quickly enough lands Bond on a volcanic Greek island, where the malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China is collaborating with the ex-Nazi commander, Von Richter, in planning a world-dominating conspiracy. The stakes have never been higher, nor the dangers more complex. Bond’s allies―the beautiful, brown-haired Greek agent, Ariadne Alexandrou; along with a tough-as-nails former World War II resistance fighter―are quickly neutralized by the venomous Colonel Sun.  Alone and unarmed, faces off against these two nefarious villains.

Stripped of all professional aids, James Bond faces the deadly devices of Colonel Sun and his Nazi cohort in a test that brings him to the verge of his physical abilities.


Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Pegasus Books
$25.95



JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #3 (OF 6) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art) Luca Casalanguida
Cover A: Greg Smallwood, Cover B: Luca Casalanguida, Cover C: Juan Doe

James Bond and the mysterious Chantal Chevalier go head-to-head at an elite auction house that hides a deadly secret. At stake is Bond's life - and the future of NATO. The Russian "active measures" unit SMERSH will stop at nothing to win this deadly game - but is 007 a player, or a pawn?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 20.

JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171683.






JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE: THE OUTER DARK #2 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops June 28!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)
. .
Men in the Drowning City are going mad because of supernatural voices in their heads, and occult detective Joe Golem’s search for an explanation puts him at odds with a powerful man who is after the same knowledge.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



JOHN CARTER THE END TP - Coming in  September!
(W) Brian Woods, Alex Cox (A) Hayden Sherman (CA) Juan Doe
Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll on Mars. Conflict burns across the landscape. A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a burtal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for their lost son. How could they be Mars' last hope?

Introducing a John Carter story like you've never seen before, from co-writers Brian Wood (Star Wars, DMZ, Northlanders) and Alex Cox (Adventure Time), joined by artist Hayden Sherman (Civil War II: Kingpin).

Trade paperback, 7x10, 136 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale September 6.


JOHN CARTER THE END TPB is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171807.





JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #3 (of 4) - Coming in September!
(Co-writers) Kyle Higgins & Joe Gentile (Art) Alexandre Shibao
Cover:
Tom Mandrake

Ghosts from the past! With the Avenger's innocence still in question, Nellie and the Justice, Inc. team must investigate the abandoned hospital where the Avenger was treated, after the terrible crime that forever changed his life, and set him on his righteous path...but what dark secrets will they find hidden there?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 6.

JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171772.







The Korshak Collection: Illustrations Of Imaginative Literature
June 07, 2017 to August 26, 2017

The Society is proud to present a rare opportunity to view some of the greatest fantasy masterpieces of our time. Presenting a grouping of illustrations of imaginative literature from the Korshak Collection, on display in Gallery 1 & 2. 

"As a young man I was fortunate enough to grow up with great art in my bedroom. My father, Erle Korshak, was the publisher of a pioneering science fiction book company, Shasta Publishers. Shasta ushered in the transition of important science fiction literature from magazines printed on cheap pulp paper to hardcover, library-quality books. Much of that art lived with us at our house and at the company office in Chicago.

In particular, the J. Allen St. John illustration for the 1941 Amazing Stories magazine cover of John Carter battling the Dead in "The City of Mummies" lured me into a fantastic world that I never knew existed. I read and enjoyed the Edgar Rice Burroughs story behind the illustration but for me, the illustration itself gave me a sense of wonder I had never previously experienced.

So began a lifelong love affair with illustration art. This collection is a vision of the fantastic. It is one of great illustrators, as well as illustrations that had a great influence on imaginative literature."

The Society of Illustrator
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

KULL ETERNAL #1 - Arriving in comic shops June 28!
(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art/Cover) Luca Pizzari

Robert E. Howard’s legendary barbarian king returns! The evil Serpent Men have attempted to infiltrate and enslave mankind from the time of the very first humans… only to be defeated at every turn by the Elder Race’s ultimate warrior… Kull of Atlantis! And now they must call on Kull once more, as the Serpent Men make a last-ditch gambit to first conquer America… and then the world. Kull’s long journey has come full circle—once a small boy who lost Old Atlantis to a monstrous cataclysm… now a modern warrior who must save the New Atlantis from monstrous creatures!

• Robert E. Howard’s legendary barbarian king as you’ve never seen him before!
• Written by Tom Waltz (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrated by Luca Pizzari (Marvel’s Black Knight).
• Action, adventure, romance, and political intrigue spanning the ages!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







IDW Publishing
   

KULL ETERNAL #4 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art) Luca Pizzari
Covers: Luca Pizzari, Alex Sanchez

Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns!

From civil war to a war of worldwide proportions, Kull and his comrades continue their desperate trek through time to protect both the history and the future of the New Atlantis from an ancient evil.
The stage is being set for the final bloody conflict-if they survive!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 27.

KULL ETERNAL #4 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL170606 (Pizzari cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL170607 (Sanchez cover).



LOVECRAFT: THE MYTH OF CTHULHU  - Coming in February!
by Esteban Maroto

Illustrated in haunting black and white over 30 years ago, these comics are re-presented in a new edition, adapting three of H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories involving the Cthulhu Mythos.

"The Nameless City" is considered the first story of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, detailing the discovery of an ancient city in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula built by an unnamed race of beings of reptilian appearance.

In "The Festival" a man arrives at the sea town of Kingsport, Massachusetts during Christmas but finds a place eerily empty and centuries out of date.

"The Call of Cthulhu" is perhaps Lovecraft's most famous story, describing a man who after finding the notes of his grand-uncle is lead on a journey around the world in search of this mysterious and disturbing phenomenon.


Hardcover, 80 pages, B&W, $19.99




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Willie Whopper and the Mysterious Airman
Move over Linda Carter - Gal Godot is the NEW Wonder Woman
Blood 'N' Thunder: The Final Issue
Actor Don Gordon, dead at age 90
Johnny Quest Soundtrack

Moonstone Books
The Black Bat & the Purple Scar in FACES OF FEAR
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!

When dead gangsters begin appearing all over New York, the Black Bat and his team find themselves on the trail of a merciless crime boss known as Mr. Mask. 
At the same time a strange vigilante known as the Purple Scar enters fray, but is he friend or foe?
Will even the pairing of the Black Bat and this mysterious new crime-fighter to solve the mystery of the Faces of Fear?

Softcover, 100 pages, 7 x 10, $9.99
Hardcover, 100 pages, 7 x 10, $19.95




PAPERBACKS FROM HELL SC - Coming in September!
(Writer) Grady Hendrix

See the amazing vintage book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, knife-wielding killer crabs! Read the shocking plots involving devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Learn the stories of long-forgotten creators as well as familiar names like V.C. Andrews and Anne Rice. Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary's Baby. It's an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinching tour through the horror fiction boom of the seventies and eighties, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale September 19.


PAPERBACKS FROM HELL is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL172463.


 The Paperback Fanatic
PULP HORROR #6, MEN OF VIOLENCE #7 & #8
Now available for pre-order!
 All will go to print on 31st July, so order before then if you want to guarantee your copy.

Pulp Horror 6
128 pages (or so), all in colour with a book spine.
Giant Visual Guide to Berni Wrightson with many rare illustrations from early fanzine and comics work.
Jim O Brien on Rabid Dogs, The Fanatic on Killer Dogs, Kev Demant on Peter Saxon, Andreas Decker on German horror pulps, and letters.

 
Men of Violence 7
48 pages black and white
Peter Enfantino on The Sharpshooter - reviews of all 16 books!
Gavin Lyall - forgotten British thriller author!
Stephen Mertz- an interview by Paul Bishop with the men's adventure author!
Rockabye County - the modern westerns by J T Edson overviewed!


Men of Violence 8
56 pages black and white
Paul Bishop on Ben Haas- an overview of the author responsible for Fargo and Sundance!
Victor Kaylin by Bob Deis- an obituary of the men's adventure magazine writer!
Jack Higgins - vintage thrillers from the legendary British author!
Lyle Kenyon Engel - overview of the legendary book packager with checklist from Joe ‘Glorious Trash’ Kenney!
A Pair of Claws - adult western series Claw and Klaw!


Prices vary depending on the country it will be shipped to.
Prices are given at the Online Shop at the link provided.


The Paperback Fanatic



PRE CODE CLASSICS UNKNOWN WORLD STRANGE STORIES HC - Coming in November!
(Art) Robert McCarty & Various (Cover) Norman Saunders

Ask yourself as you gaze at the magnificently-rendered splash page of "The Serpent Queen" with art by Bob McCarty, from the one-shot anthology Unknown World #1 (1952), "What is the significance of a leashed one-eyed snake in this panel?" This title continued with Strange Stories from Another World, for four more issues (#2 to #5), and all featured lushly painted covers by Norman Saunders. Collects Unknown World #1 (June 1952) and Strange Stories from Another World #2-5 (August 1952 to February 1953).

Hardcover, 7x10, 184 pages, Full Color, $44.99,
On sale November 1.
Hardcover with slipcase, 7x10, 184 pages, Full Color, $54.99, On sale November 1.

PRE CODE CLASSICS UNKNOWN WORLD STRANGE STORIES is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL172066.
The Diamond Item Code is JUL172067 (Slipcase edition).





DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Programming
1:00 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Luck of the Irisher" by Nicholas Zook from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1952
When a man must get some medicine to his sick daughter and two thugs order him to drive the other way, he's got to think fast!

"A Photo and a Voice" by David Goodis from G-MEN DETECTIVE, January, 1947
Private Detectives Dreer and Burns find plenty of action when a racketeer attempts to spring a vicious shakedown!

"Faster Than Light" by J. Harvey Haggard from WONDER STORIES, October, 1930
A trolley slips off the rails and starts going faster than light and how the people got off it.



Pulp Den - Now online!

Split Seconds
- New!
Interview With Author Maggie Thom
- New!
Share A Crooked Rickshaw
Delilah
The Spy Across The Table
Kael Jai: Book One: Outcast

         Pulp Den  

The Pulp Guy:The Retro Future is Now! - Now online!

The Pulp Guy-The Retro Future is Now! by Teel James Glenn - New!




The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Red Rider of Smoky Range - New!
Dying Space
Hammerhead
Terror In Rio
The Blood of Strangers
The Real Cool Killers
Assignment Lili Lamaris
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.

Recoverings

These new dust-jackets use scans of the original cover paintings by J. Allen St. John and Studley O. Burroughs, producing the extremely sharp detail and rich color that my dust-jackets are known for.
Click on the image to the right and see for yourself.

APACHE DEVIL was the last cover that Studley O. Burroughs did for ERB, Inc. and CITY OF GOLD was the first that J. Allen St. John did, marking a return of the illustrator to his favorite and most well-known subjects.

Studley originally had the CITY OF GOLD assignment in the fall of 1932, but his personal problems got the better of him and he ended up way behind schedule.

Burroughs had C.R. Rothmund, his secretary, write to St. John as early as February of that year to ask him if he could reduce his prices for artwork, which he had quoted teh previous February, to match their "budget allowance" in the event that "the artist who is doing the work at present" would not be able to deliver on time. St. John agreed to a 37% decrease and ERB, Inc. put him off until it became clear that Studley would miss his deadline. Read more about this on The Back Flap Blog soon to come…


Tarzan and the City of Gold: 1933
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
$25.00

Apache Devil: 1933
Cover by Studley O. Burroughs.
$25.00





RED SONJA #9 - Coming in September!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Ben Caldwell
Cover C: Jonboy Myers
Cover D:  Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Mel Rubi

The cross-country adventure continues as the She-Devil makes her way across the wild, wild West.
Sonja discovers just how big America really is as she tries to stay one step ahead of the law, with a little help from her friends Spike and Holly.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 20.

RED SONJA #9 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171789 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171790 (Wilson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171791 (Myers cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171792 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL17 1793 (Rubi cover).

       
 
     
      
       



SAVAGE SCROLLS: VOLUME ONE: SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE HYBORIAN AGE - Now available!
by Fred Blosser (Author), Bob McLain (Editor)


Robert E. Howard's swashbuckling heroes strove mightily against fantastic foes and strode boldly across lands steeped in ancient sorcery, court intrigue, and fabulous wealth. In this vibrant traveler's guide, historian Fred Blosser chronicles the people, flora, fauna, and politics of REH's universe.

No Howard creation looms larger than Conan, and there's plenty of Conan in this book, but there's also much-needed coverage of Howard's other square-jawed heroes, including such equally bold though lesser-known adventurers as Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, Black Vulmea, and Kirby O'Donnell.

In addition, Blosser examines Howard's wide oeuvre of pulp fiction, from horror and western tales, to his less successful detective yarns.

From Hyborian Age weaponry, justice, medicine, and mercenaries, to the beasts, villains, and nameless horrors of the African jungles, Central Asian mountain passes, and the haunted Texas town of Lost Knob in our own world, you'll experience anew the genius of Robert E. Howard through the tapestry from which he created his pulp masterpieces.


Trade paperback, 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches, 222 pages, $17.95
Kindle:   $4.99



THE SHADOW #2 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Si Spurrier (Art) Daniel HDR (Cover) Tyler Kirkham, Mike Kaluta, Tommy Edwards

The circumstances that led Mary's mysterious burn patient to her hospital are becoming clearer - but is this horribly hurt man really the Shadow?
And what is his connection with the millionaire Worthy Delaney, an advisor to the newly elected President Wyatt? Meanwhile, Mary and her sister Luisa begin an investigation of their own into a Shadow fan-site - because if the information there lets people make the connection with her patient, the Shadow is in grave danger!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 13.

SHADOW #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171797 (Kirkham cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171798 (Kaluta cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171799 (Edwards cover).

 
 
 




The Shadow 365 - Now online!

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


SHEENA #1 - Coming in September!
(Writter) Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo (Art)  Moritat (Cover) J. Scott Campbell

When a dangerous group of mercenaries sent by Cadwell Industries accuses her village of murdering one of their men, Sheena is forced to make a deal. To save her home, Sheena now has twenty-four hours to find the missing man alive; if she fails, the mercenaries will attack-and they take no prisoners. But Sheena is not the only one hunting for the missing man...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 13.


SHEENA #1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171655.

 
 
 
 
 



SKULL ISLAND BIRTH OF KONG - Coming in September!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art/Cover)  Zid

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

Collects issues #1-4, plus exclusive back matter with monster profiles.NOTE: Available only within the United States--No U.S. Territories.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 104 pages, Full Color, $12.99, On sale September 13.


SKULL ISLAND BIRTH OF KONG is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171994.




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

The Shoals of Reality - New!
Reading the Pulps
A Long Time Ago . . .  
Skilled Destroyers  
Earl Pierce, Jr. (1910-1982)
Bruce Bryan (1906-2004)
Dudley S. Corlett (ca. 1880-1946)  

WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS OMNIBUS TP VOLUME 01 - Coming in September!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson, Robert Place Napton (Art) Carlos Rafael (Cover) Paul Renaud

Dejah Thoris, the Martian heroine of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic Barsoom novels, strikes out on her own, proving herself every bit as resourceful and daring as her famous human consort: John Carter, the Warlord of Mars! Thrill to her solo adventures in this massive Omnibus edition, collecting the first twenty issues of her ongoing comic book series!

Four hundred years before John Carter would arrive on the Red Planet, the long-lived Dejah Thoris must unite the forces of Greater and Lesser Helium, two warring city-states, to fend off the greatest threats ever to plague their lands: a rampaging colossus, pirate raiders, the dreaded Boora Witch, invading vampires from Saturn, and even more unspeakable menaces!

Softcover, 7x10, 480 pages, Full Color, $39.99, On sale September 13.


WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 28).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL171806.






WEINBERG TALES
Orders will be accepted May 15 direct from Phyllis Weinberg!
Highly recommended!
Profits will go towards preserving the Robert E. Howard House.

Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have produced a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

The incredible Doug Klauba painted the cover, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed.

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

ORDERING DETAILS

On May 15th there will be an active link on the American Fantasy Press website where you can order WEINBERG TALES directly from Phyllis Weinberg.
The price will be $30.00 postpaid.  
All the proceeds above the cost of production will go to preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.
Phyllis will be handling disbursements and the donations.

Yes, the book can be ordered from several pulp retailers now.
Please consider waiting until May 15th to support
preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.


WEIRDBOOK #35
Now available and recommended!

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

Table of Contents

The 35th issue of WEIRDBOOK presents more stories in the Weird Tales tradition!
Here are horror and dark fantasy stories set in this world -- and beyond. Included this time are:

The Pullulations of the Tribe, by Adrian Cole
The Dead of Night, by Christian Riley
Mother of My Children, by Bruce L. Priddy
The Man Who Murders Happiness, by John R. Fultz
A Handful of Dust, by Tom English
Revolution à l’Orange, by Paul Lubaczewski
Fiends of the Southern Plains, by Patrick Tumblety
The Pyrrhic Crusade, by Stanley B. Webb
The Migration of Memories, by Charles Wilkinson
Maquettes, by Paul St John Mackintosh
In the Shadows, by J.S. Watts
“The Spot,” by C.R. Langille
Schism in the Sky, by Donald McCarthy
To Roam the Universe, Forgotten and Free, by Janet Harriett
Rejuvenate, by Lily Luchesi
Vigil Night, by Lorenzo Crescentini
Dead Clowns for Christmas, by L.J. Dopp
The Tale and the Teller, by Darrell Schweitzer

Plus poetry by K.A. Opperman, Frederick J. Mayer, James Matthew Byers, and Jessica Amanda Salmonson


  Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot   Facebook: Weirdbook  Amazon.com  Kindle 








16 June 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

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



Adventure House
Coming soon!

CAPTAIN FUTURE - Fall 1942
 
"Planets In Peril" by Edmond Hamilton
 Through an unguessable abyss brought with peril, Curt Newton and the Futuremen set out to save the remnants of a great civilization from destruction!

 
"The Fruits of Prejudice" by Nathaniel Kitkin
 "Secret Weapon" by Henry S. Lewis
 "The Alien Intelligence" by Jack Williamson

 Cover Artist: Earle Bergey

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

THRILLING WONDER - February 1942
 
"Via Jupiter" by Eando Binder
 Hardship and disaster stalks brave men of science on a bitter outpost of Ganymede!  Locked in Jupiter’s gravity, the secret of the Martian pyramid baits a deadly trap.
 
"Luxury Liner" by Nelson Bond
 "Fugitive" by Ray Cummings
 "Rendevous in the Void" by Boox Sledge
 "Death on a Siderite" by D.D. Sharp
 "Medical Note" by Alexander Somalian
 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
SLLITS by Michael Vance
Now available!


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the latest thriller from veteran genre author, Michael Vance, “SLLITS.”

In 1947, just outside of Corona, New Mexico, on a hot July day, a flying saucer crash lands in the desert.  The government immediately sends in the military and has the alien craft and its crew transported to an airbase in Roswell. Four of the five alien voyagers are dead, the fifth, a huge, gelatinous creature, becomes the sole focus of their investigation.

Leading in the study is C.I.A. officer Celeste Gains. By accident she creates both a mental and physical bond with the alien who refers to itself as Sslits. For the next fifty years it will be the entire purpose of her existence. Her mission is twofold. First to keep you him out of the public eye and second, prevent unscrupulous government agencies from exploiting Slits amazing abilities. Among these is nullifying the aging process for her. At ninety, Celeste doesn’t look older than her mid thirties.

When a second Slits arrives on earth, its sole purpose, to locate and destroy the first, Celeste is faced with her greatest challenge yet. Veteran writer Michael Vance offers up both a fresh and frightening look at a “first encounter” unlike anything ever imagined.

“Whether writing about old haunted New England hamlets or monsters from outer space,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “Michael Vance has a way of adding a unique creepiness to his fiction that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading. He’s a talented writer of the macabre and “Sllits” is no exception.”

Joining Vance is artist Gary Kato who provides the books interior illustrations and Art Director Rob Davis completes the package with an eerie cover by Canadian Ted Hammond thus offering up another classic Airship 27 pulp thriller.

Available in paperback from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger Movie
New Kickstarter Project!


The first New Pulp movie ever made!
Based on the cult-classic novels by Ron Fortier.
A 1930's supernatural action/adventure!


He has been sent to avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. Haunting the dark streets of Cape Noire, he is BROTHER BONES: THE UNDEAD AVENGER.

Tommy Bonello is a hitman for crime boss Topper Wyld. When Wyld orders an attack on his own bordello in order to start a mob war, Tommy and his twin brother Jack jump at the chance. However, when an innocent girl is killed in the crossfire, Tommy is tormented with supernatural visions and nightmares. Fearing for his sanity, Tommy renounces his violent ways and becomes a monk. However, Jack and Topper have other plans...

Action packed and thrilling, Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger provides a rich tapestry of unforgettable characters who explore mature subject matter and dark themes. The concepts of betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, consequence, lust, hatred, and honor resonate throughout the script.

“I feel it is more than an action/horror book,” said writer/co-producer/director Erik Franklin, “there are many nuances and ideas that reflect the human condition, with one of the strongest character arcs I have ever read”.


For full details on the project, click on the Kickstarter link below.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Solder Stories (April and May 1929)

Science Fiction Classics: “Veiled Knowledge” by Edwin James and “No More Pencils” by Joquel Kennedy
The Altus Press Memorial Day Weekend Sale Is On
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 8 & Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps
Altus Press Releases New Issues of Black Mask and Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Altus Press
The Argosy Library: Series 3 (Ten Book Set)
Now available!

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 3 of The Argosy Library:

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs, introduction by Vernell Coriell
Clovelly by Max Brand
War Lord of Many Swordsmen: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 1 by W. Wirt
Alias the Night Wind by Varick Vanardy
The Blue Fire Pearl: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 1 by George F. Worts
The Moon Pool & The Conquest of the Moon Pool by Abraham Merritt, introduction by Will Murray
The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
Jan of the Jungle by Otis Adelbert Kline
Minions of the Moon by William Grey Beyer
Drink We Deep by Arthur Leo Zagat

Get all of Series 3 at a big discount!

$209.50 softcover$309.40 hardcover $50.90 eBook
SALE PRICE: $144.95 softcover | $279.95  hardcover  | $39.99 eBook  

Altus Press

Altus Press
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR (The Argosy Library #21)
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Introduction by Vernell Coriell


Deep in the African interior lies the remote refuge called Opar. Ruled by the beautiful High Priestess La, who commands an army of savage beast-men, this hidden colony is the last survival of long-sunken Atlantis.

Tarzan of the Apes had dared penetrate Opar in the past. Now he must brave her bestial defender once more on a desperate mission. For the Lord of the Jungle needs the fabulous jewels of Atlantis for his own purposes. But how can he wrest this treasure from Queen La, whose burning desire is to enslave the ape-man as her coveted mate?

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ world-famous adventure series.
This Altus Press edition marks the first time the original Argosy version of this thrilling tale has been reprinted since 1916.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was the imaginative and prolific creator of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus, and is considered one of the most important literary discoveries ever to appear in the pages of Argosy and other Munsey magazines.

196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
CLOVELLY (The Argosy Library #22)
by Max Brand
Now available!

Michael Clovelly might not have been the greatest swordsman ever to come to London town during the reign of the Merry Monarch, Charles the Second, but if a better man ever wielded a blade, he had not yet stepped forth to claim the distinction.

Seeking gold with which to elevate his beggarly fortunes, Clovelly chances to encounter a bully, and his fierce swordwork brings him to the attention of Lord Teynham, who has need of a resourceful man with a rapier. The commission: to turn highwayman and rob a certain coach. The reasons? They are both murky and mysterious. But they have to do with a certain lady of impeccable character…. Since his belly is empty, Clovelly dares the hangman’s noose for a certain sum of gold—and barges into more strife and intrigue than he bargained for.

Max Brand was the personal pen name of Frederick Schiller Faust, one of the most prolific writers who ever lived. The creator of characters as diverse as Whistling Dan Barry, Destry and Dr. Kildaire, Faust specialized in Westerns, but also contributed to other genres. He wrote more that five hundred stories, but Clovelly is one of his rare cloak and sword swashbucklers.

247 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



The World War was over, its fighting finished. But not for Captain John Norcross of the American Expeditionary Force. He considered the Armistice a waste of good soldiers. So he welded together the best of his men to lead a regiment of the fightingest black soldiers who ever tore up the trenches. These were men born and bred for battle. Red McGee. Billy Gray. George Gunnell. Patton. The Boston Bean. The Fighting Yid. Corporal “Yaller” Coudray. Corporal “Delicate” Moss. And scores of others—one hundred and fifty strong.

Into wild western China with its bandits and feuding warlords, Captain Norcross marched his force. Their objective: A simple brass tube. Yet what it contained would prove priceless to the right parties. But first they would have to face a Zulu army—in the heart of China! Then there was the complication of the fugitive Manchu princess they happened to collect along the way….
William Wirt was a prolific writer of two-fisted adventure stories, renowned for his Argosy tales of mercenary Jimmie Cordie. His professional life was shadowy, and he claimed to have worked for the United States Secret Service, as had his father before him. Few today doubt Wirt’s credentials, for the quality and authenticity of his writing has stood the test of time.

218 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
ALIAS THE NIGHT WIND (The Argosy Library #24)
by Varick Vanardy
Now available!

Bingham Harvard is the true identity of the mysterious midnight marauder known only as the Night Wind. Possessed of inhuman physical strength, he battles crooks and cops alike, motivated by the soul-crushing tragedy of being framed on a criminal charge he did not commit.

Alias the Night Wind introduces this proto-superhero who becomes as a law unto himself dedicated to the hot pursuit of swift justice. All while being hounded by the New York police force—and especially by clever undercover detective Kate Maxwell, whose special assignment is to bring in the notorious Night Wind.

Varick Vanardy was the pseudonym of prolific dime-novel producer Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey, the author of over one thousand Nick Carter stories. His Night Wind novels were written for The Cavalier magazine during the last years of Dey’s amazing writing career, as dime novels gave way to the new pulp magazine field pioneered by Argosy.

254 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover





Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….

So begins the exotic adventures of Singapore Sammy Shay as he knocked around the backwater ports of the South Seas, seeking his lost fortune and usually finding himself in scalding hot water.
In his youth, George Frank Worts had been a telegraph operator on ships making the China run when he turned his experiences in Asia into some of the most memorable escape fiction ever to appear of the pages of Argosy magazine.

The volume collects the first five stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.

284 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE MOON POOL & CONQUEST OF THE MOON POOL (The Argosy Library #26)
by Abraham Merritt
Introduction by Will Murray, Illustrated by Virgil Finlay
Now available!

Surrounded by crumbling Cyclopean ruins, the Moon Pool was a place of both horror and wonder. No Polynesian race had constructed it. Sacred yet accursed too, the spot was far older then recorded history. As was the luminous thing that dwelt within its unfathomable depths, a transcendent being summoned from its ancient slumber by the cold rays of the full moon.
Against this vampiric force beyond human comprehension, a group of brave scientists and adventurers takes up the challenge and confronts the unholy power known only as the Shining One. But even they do not suspect that behind this awesome apparition lurks ever more stupendous wonders left over from a prehuman age when superscience and elder sorcery were indistinguishable from one another.

A. Merritt was one of the pioneers in the field of science-fantasy fiction. A Munsey magazine mainstay, he electrified readers of All-Story Weekly when it published “The Moon Pool” in 1918. The hunting tale of supernatural wonder created a sensation that led to a novel-length sequel, The Conquest of the Moon Pool. This Altus Press volume collects for the first time the original unrevised versions of these now-classic tales, illustrated by the incomparable Virgil Finlay.

448 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE GUN-BRAND (The Argosy Library #27)
by James B. Hendryx
Now available!

Through Chloe Elliston’s veins coursed the reckless blood of her world-roving ancestor, the legendary “Tiger” Elliston. Tiger Ellison, the seaman who had built a fleet of cargo steamers that tramped the whole wide world. Tiger Elliston, scourge of pirates from the South Seas to distant Asia.

With her entourage, Harriett Penny and the Amazonian Big Lena, the granddaughter of Tiger Elliston had come to the northland to move freight up the Slave River and make her own fortune. But north of 60 is a hard, raw land, one where women did not readily fit in. Not even the fearless offspring of a human tiger. For here Chloe would become embroiled in a bitter feud between “Brute” McNair—“the Bad Man of the North” and the free-trader named Pierre Lapierre. Dare she trust one over the other? And which one?

James B. Hendryx was a prolific author who lived the kind of life mirrored in his fictional heroes. A Minnesota native, he had prospected in the Yukon, been a cowboy in the U.S. West and Canada, as well as serving a stint is a newspaper reporter. In his time, Hendryx was considered one of the premier authors of a popular genre now all but extinct—the “Northern.”

265 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
JAN OF THE JUNGLE (The Argosy Library #28)
by Otis Adelbert Kline
Now available!

Led to believe that his natural mother is a chimpanzee, a young boy knows only the savage ways of the great apes. Kept in a cage, he is systematically trained to become a savage killer by the fiendish Dr. Bracken. The target of Bracken’s rage is none other than the woman who spurned him—the orphan boy’s own mother!

After fate causes him to be shipwrecked on the coast of Venezuela, the feral youngster, accompanied by his surrogate mother, Chicma the chimp, escapes into the jungle and discovers a strange land inhabited by prehistoric dinosaurs and primitive man-monsters. Transformed by contact with the beautiful Ramona, the teenaged beast-boy learns the ways of civilization and becomes Jan of the Jungle!

Otis Adelbert Kline was a popular Argosy writer in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He specialized in planetary romances set on Mars and Venus, so it was inevitable that he would follow in Burroughs’ literary footsteps by creating a version of Tarzan of the Apes to call his own. Jan of the Jungle reappeared in the Argosy sequel, Jan in India, and was adapted as a 1935 Universal serial, Call of the Savage.

220 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
MINIONS OF THE MOON (The Argosy Library #29)
by William Grey Beyer
Now available!

Move over, Buck Rogers!

When Mark Nevin was put under general anesthetic, he expected to wake up minus his appendix. That was all. To his shock and horror, he discovered himself 6,000 years in the future, long after mankind had referred back to savagery.

Fortunately for Mark, the surgeon who accidentally placed him in suspended animation carefully laid him in a crypt containing all the means for survival available in the 20th century. And he would need them, for he was about to plunge into a world more dangerous and primitive in the long-dead one he had known. And Mark Nevin would not be alone. There was the beautiful Nona Barr. And the mysterious Omega, a disembodied moon-mind with the personality of a mischievous child yet possessing the transformative power of a god. Not to mention assorted cannibals and an actual dragon.
William Gray Beyer was a Philadelphia railroad worker and policeman who moonlighted writing fiction. His first effort, the whacky and whimsical Minions of the Moon, proved so popular that he brought back Mark Nevin for several more Argosy installments, including Minions of Mercury and Minions of the Shadow.

183 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
DRINK WE DEEP (The Argosy Library #30)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Now available!

Nestled in the Heidelberg Hills of New York State lies Lake Wankoona. Beneath its tranquil blue surface broods another world, a place inhabited by a race of beings unknown in human history.
Impelled by an eerie summons he cannot comprehend, archeologist Hugh Lambert is drawn into the lake’s placid depths—and into a vortex of unreality. There, he encounters the unearthly Little Men, who work their scientific necromancy upon the cold corpses of those who had the misfortune to fall into the lake’s uncanny bottomlessness. There, also, he meets the coldly beautiful and cruelly enthralling Nalinah, and learns of a sinister scheme to conquer the Upper World—with he, himself, destined to be in the vanguard!

Arthur Leo Zagat was famed as “The Horror Story Man,” owing to his numerous Weird Menace stories written for Terror Tales and similar magazines of horror. But Zagat also proved capable of writing quality fantasy fiction in the style of A. Merritt, as he proved in the pages of Argosy magazine with memorable novels such as the classic Seven Out of Time and the haunting Drink We Deep.

256 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nancy Hansen Talks About Jezebel Johnston: Sea Witch


Prolific author Nancy A. Hansen discusses the new novel, the third in her female Pirate Saga- "Jezebel Johnston: Sea Witch".
Nancy has done a great deal of research on Pirates ad Privateers and we discuss this at length. 
We have a wide ranging discussion that the fans won't want to miss!


Past episodes:
Queensberry Justice: The Omnibus of Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Stories by Anderw Salmon
SANCTUARY FALLS by Wayne Reinagel
Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein

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

Now available!

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

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


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

Pre-order: $9.99




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, VOLUME ONE -- PRIDE OF THE PULPS
Now available!

In case you hadn't heard, last fall we brought to an end Blood 'n' Thunder's 14-year run as a periodical. The zine went out with a bang: a double issue numbered 49/50 and packed with some of the best articles in BnT history. In the editorial we promised to continue the franchise with a series of standalone volumes, issued at irregular intervals, covering various aspects of pulp and pop-culture history under the general title of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents.

Well, this week we proudly release the first volume of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents, subtitled Pride of the Pulps. It's been designed in the "deluxe" trade-paperback format of 8 1/2 x 11 inches, with the series title in a wraparound banner and the volume number printed at the top of the spine. All future volumes will have a uniform design.

Pride of the Pulps devotes nearly 100,000 words to in-depth surveys of six classic rough-paper magazines: Adventure, All-American Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, The Popular Magazine, Short Stories, and West. Earlier versions of these overviews were published in back issues of Blood 'n' Thunder, but all have been revised and expanded for this book. Greatly expanded, in some cases: the essay on Short Stories, for example, first appeared as a two-parter with a total word count of 11,500 words. Its counterpart in Pride of the Pulps runs close to 17,000 words.

The addition of new material extends as well to illustrative matter. The surveys in Pride include more pulp covers and interior illustrations than accompanied their earlier versions in BnT, but we've also added more scans of original cover paintings.

In short, this is not a reprint volume that simply repurposes old copy. It has a significant amount of new content and is a veritable textbook of pulp-fiction history. Even if you'd be satisfied with the essays as printed in BnT, it would cost you well over $100 to purchase those issues individually. And that's assuming you could find them all: the two issues with the Short Stories survey have been out of print for many years.

Future volumes of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents will be devoted to the following topics: a history of Argosy, the working life of pulp writers, the output of legendary scribe Edgar Wallace, a history of Doubleday's Crime Club book division, and a survey of films made during 1932, which we posit to be fantastic cinema's best year. We hope and expect to issue at least two volumes per calendar year, although we're on track to publish three in 2017. Stay tuned for more announcements.

In the meantime, don't miss out on our first release in the Blood 'n' Thunder Presents series. We guarantee it'll make a valuable addition to any home library of reference works covering pulp fiction and vintage American popular culture.





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

Now Available: The First Volume Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER PRESENTS
Now Available for Shipping: THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER SAMPLER
Murania’s First Release of 2017
September 30: Collectibles for Sale Section Update
Collectibles Section Updated


Bold Venture Press

Contents
The Golden Saint Meets the Scorpion Queen |
Richard A. Lupoff
When the Means Just Defy the End | Stanley C. Sargent
Chicago Man | E. K. Jarvis
The Night Visitor | Bret Bouriseau
Waterfront Fists | Robert E. Howard
The Haunted Landscape | Greye La Spina
Ritual Burning | Stuart Hopen
Tigre and Isola | Will H. Thompson
Vampire Blood Strip | Tim J. Finn
Desert Rescue | Larry Latham


* eBook edition on sale June 15th
Softcover, 7" x 10", 130 pages, $12.95
eBook: $3.99



Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL BOOK #2: MAGGOT CZAR OF THE EVERGLADES
Written and illustrated by Stuart Hopen

Now available!

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


130 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Paperback: $14.95 | eBook: $3.99






Bold Venture Press
BLOOD IS THE LIFE by John L. French
Now available in a Kindle edition!

Vampires in Baltimore? It hardly seems likely, but Detective Bianca Jones finds herself on the case anyway. Having vanquished monsters and demons, Bianca became the unofficial monster-hunter of the BPD, catching the assignments no one speaks about — not to other officers, not to the public and certainly not to the media.

The hunt starts when something begins preying on people in Druid Hill Park. It continues when bodies drained of blood turn up throughout the city as another cop starts investigating Bianca. Finally, it culminates in a battle with an ages-old master vampire against whom the usual tactics and weapons are useless.

Can Bianca prevail? She better. For if she loses, so does all of Baltimore.


120 pages, 5" x 8"
Paperback: $9.95 | eBook: $2.99




Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: H. Rider Haggard - New!
Pulp Appeal: Jirel of Joiry
Pulp Appeal: Hap and Leonard
Pulp Appeal: Erle Stanley Gardner



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Swine of Aeaea by Clifford Ball - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Roy G. Krenkel - New!
Son of the Pulps Part 2: Farmer’s Tarzans - New!
Short Reviews – The Metal Chamber, by Duane W. Rimel
The Unknown Fritz Leiber
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Jim Steranko
Appendix N and the Dawn of the Pulp Revolution

Clark Ashton Smith
THE BEAST OF AVEROIGNE
Now available!


Experience the Terror! This debut release by Haunted Abbey Mythos is a theatrical, musical, audiobook presentation of Clark Ashton Smith's Weird Fiction masterpiece, "The Beast of Averoigne".

The work consists of a dramatic narration read by Matthew Knight of Eternal Winter, set to a backdrop of eerie soundscapes scored by avant garde electronic musician, Jon Zaremba, and contains 5 unique interlude pieces by Knight, which range from ambient synth-driven, to darkly Romantic.

CD includes 12-panel booklet, featuring elaborate artwork and an extensive fold-out map of Averoigne.


1. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. I.
2. Terror in the Moonless Woods
3. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. II.
4. Interrogation of the Demon-Ring
5. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. III.
6. Perigon Bedeviled
7. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. IV.
8. Theophile’s Martyrdom
9. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. V.
10. Evil of the Stars

$6.99 USD Plus Shipping



Classicon
Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks, comic books, posters, pin-up art, and more available for sale or trade.

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan
(Just north of Frandor Shopping Center)
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table



CLOCKWORK NUTCRACKER  - Now available!
by Teel James Glenn


In the Sci-magickal world of Europe in 1920, the great Doktor Mabon introduced a mix of ancient and modern knowledge that ends the Great War in record time. His investigations made possible nearly human steambot servants, great floating dirigibles - and the most amazing discovery of all - Doktor’s Mannkopf Mounts! These bizarre animal-human hybrids that Mabon found on a lost and secret island became the secret weapon of the victorious Austro-German Empire. But there are dark secrets lurking in the shadows of this new bright science and dangers for those who do not understand it. Karl Drosselmeyer is a cadet in the Mannkopf Cadre who dreams of someday going to the Doktor’s fantastic island—but he also dreams of the alluring Maria. Otto Von Wertvoller is a fellow cadet doesn’t think that the ‘peasant’ Karl has any right to even look at the blonde girl and has ‘designs’ on Maria himself. He has an ally in her father and together they plot against Karl, who soon finds himself on a terrifying journey into a nightmare. Can Karl stop the evil Baron Von Wertvoller’s sinister plans that might lead to another war? Can Karl save Maria from a forced marriage? And what has Karl’s Sci-Magician Uncle done that might cause his nephew’s death - or worse? Only The Clockwork Nutcracker has a chance to stop the Baron’s deadly plot, but will it be too late to save Karl? From award winning author Teel James Glenn comes a daring, dangerous new journey into genres as never imagined before. CLOCKWORK NUTCRACKER. From Pro Se Productions.

Paperback: 230 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
$15.00




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


Paperback Gallery: FRANK FRAZETTA
- New!
G-MEN and Heroes of the Law Gum Cards (1936) - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XVIII: If They Hang You  - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XVII: The Russian's Hand  - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XVI: The Fall Guy - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XV: Saturday Night
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XIV: The 3rd Murder
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XIII: La Paloma
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XII: The Emperor's Gift
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XI: Merry-Go-Round
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter X: The Fat Man


The Digest Enthusiast #6
 Now available!

The sixth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.

Contents:
• Digest News Previews of Rick Ollerman’s Down & Out: The Magazine #1, Karen Valentine’s Betty Fedora #4, Pulp Literature #15, The Pulpster #26, our joint venture with Uncle B. Publications, Pulp Modern, and much more.
• Interviews with Edd Vick (Analog, Asimov’s)* and B.K. Stevens (AHMM).
• Manhunt 1953 #1–4 synopses by Peter Enfantino of the greatest crime digest ever.
• International Science Fiction #1 & 2 a fascinating look at this short-lived digest.
• Bob Hope’s They Got Me Covered, a title that turned out to be all too true, by Steve Carper
• Sharon Tate’s Fate, weird reporting on the horrific murder by Tom Brinkmann
• Digest Dolls Trading Cards by Max Allan Collins
• Weirdbook #34 reviewed
• Fiction by Lesann Berry, Alec Cizak, and Joe Wehrle, Jr.
• Artwork and cartoons by Brad W. Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer

Cover by Brian Buniak



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




 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

9 of the World’s Most Exciting Suspense Stories
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Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING
Now available!

Tarzan and the Cannibal King is an all-new Tarzan tale, a spectacular addition to any Tarzan collection.

In a jungle country little known to the dusky race of man and never visited by the white, there lived a boy, orphaned almost at birth, but reared against all odds by a tribe of apes like none ever seen in a zoo. And so begins this epic adventure.

Written by veteran Burroughs writer Jake Saunders.
Hardback format with dust jacket.
256 pages printed on 80# paper in a generous 8 x 10 format.
Smyth-sewn binding covered in Italian Cialux cloth with gold foil-stamped cover.
Nine full-color paintings by Alex Nino, including three that are fold-out.
A six-page bonus section featuring Alex Nino's sketches and preliminary artwork.
Title and endpaper designs by veteran illustrator Zavier Leslie Cabarga.
Two-color title page, letterpress-printed on 100% cotton Crane Lettra paper.
Numerous black and white illustrations and page decorations by Alex Nino.
Published by Hyborean Press.
A great story in a work-of-art format sure to please any fine quality book lover.

We don't yet have reviews for Tarzan and the Cannibal King, but Saunders' previous book, The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron, received high praise from Burroughs fans, including Richard Lupoff and Harlan Ellison.
You can expect the same high quality and high adventure in Jake's newest novel, Tarzan and the Cannibal King!

This from Richard Lupoff (full review at www.the martianlegion.com): "I've never seen or read anything like this astonishing book. And after coming to terms with the magnificent production, there is Jake Saunders' prodigious novel. Like everything else in this book, it's larger than life. Vast stretches of glorious adventure and dazzling imagery."

And these words from Harlan Ellsion (full review at www.the martianlegion.com): "I could go on expounding what a joy, what a pleasure holding and reading this book would be for all of you, but I'll end this review by again expressing my breathless admiration for Jake Saunders' masterful accomplishment."

Your order packed with nuke-proof Mycomicshop care to insure safe, mint condition delivery.

Tarzan and the Cannibal King is available in two editions and a bundled set of the two editions.

Deluxe Edition
Early bird price: $42.99 (Regular price $49.95 after June 15th)
Deluxe Edition, unsigned - 1st printing.
Written by Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino.
Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 256 pages, Text (with B&W and Full Color Chapter Illustrations).


Deluxe Limited Signed Edition
Early bird price $62.99 ($69.99 after June 15th) Deluxe Limited Signed Edition - 1st printing.
Written by Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino. Signed by Jake Saunders (Author), Alex Nino (Illustrator), Jim Gerlach (Project Manager), and Zavier Leslie Cabarga (Book Designer).
Hardcover, 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 256 pages, Text (with B&W and Full Color Chapter Illustrations).

NOTE: Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies.

Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Limited Signed Edition
Both editions early bird price $100 per set (offer expires after June 15th)

Includes both the Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Limited Signed Edition - 1st printing.
Written by Jake Saunders. Art by Alex Nino. Signed by Jake Saunders (Author), Alex Nino (Illustrator), Jim Gerlach (Project Manager), and Zavier Leslie Cabarga (Book Designer).
Hardcover (2 Volumes), 8 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 512 pages (Total), Text (with B&W and Full Color Chapter Illustrations).

NOTE: Deluxe Limited Signed Edition is limited to 300 signed and numbered copies.


Deluxe Limited Signed Edition



By Ralph N. Laughlin and Ann E. Johnson
Interior illustrations by Mike Grell and cover art by Tom Gianni

Now available!

The Greystoke Legacy Under Siege lifts the TARZAN series to new, ground-breaking heights with a high adventure that immerses TARZAN and his offspring in an epic battle for their family’s survival. Set in the 1980s:

• Includes a solution to the real-life murder of Dian Fossey, who devoted her life to the study and preservation of African gorillas;
• Introduces Tarzan’s great grandson, Jonathan – a young man struggling to seek his place in an adult world;
• Unveils the inner workings of Tarzan’s massive family wealth – the Greystoke Trust, a London-based financial estate whose global influence reaches into the highest levels of business and government.
  This rapid, page-turning adventure travels from Africa to London to Paris and to Moscow in pursuit of justice because the family is Under Seige:
• Tarzan’s African estate is demolished by an unknown guerrilla militia, leaving in its wake a leveled complex littered with the dead;
• The Greystoke Trust, run by grandson Jackie, is accused of capital crimes against the Crown, and Jackie is jailed;
• Son Jack, the last known person to meet with Dian Fossey, is accused of her murder and is sought by African authorities;
• Jonathan’s airplane is shot down and crash lands into the African jungle forcing him to call upon his instincts, heritage and martial arts training to survive.
This leap into the late 20th Century will provide intense excitement as chapter after chapter leaves doubt as to the survival of the Greystokes and their legacy.

Book #4 in the Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs series

Softcover: $19.95
Hardcover: $34.95



 
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Coming soon!

Soldier of Poloda written by Lee Strong, the long awaited followup to Beyond the Farthest Star, is expected to be announced at the Dum-Dum in August.

Swords against the Moon by Christopher Paul Carey was announced by ERB Inc. at ECOF.

New Bibilography for the Tarzan G&D editions by Joe Lukes.


 ERB Incorporated's plan is to do four new novels each year.

More information once it becomes available.




Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology
New Kickstarter Campaign!




We are producing the FOUR volume Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology, an illustrative history of all Burroughs' publications in the United States (with a heavy dose of art from the United Kingdom).

Written and compiled by Michael Tierney, the narrative gives the history of Burroughs' work and the often legendary artists who visualized it, featuring untold stories, art that hasn't been seen since its release, and pieces that were buried in the vaults from the beginning of his publishing history to the present day.

Officially licensed and sanctioned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this nearly 1,200 page examination of the vast publishing illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs is divided into four parts:

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

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



Hard Case Crime
Now available!
June 2017

FOREVER AND A DEATH By Donald Westlake
An unused plot for Pierce Brosnan’s 007 has resurfaced - as a novel!
Cover art by Paul Mann

Back in the 1990s, Eon Productions worked with a number of writers to develop the story for the follow-up to Goldeneye. One of those writers was Donald Westlake, legendary author of over 100 crime novels, the perhaps most famous of which were the Parker books (under his pseudonym of Richard Stark).

In 1995, before Goldeneye was even released, Westlake turned into Eon two treatments for “Bond 18.” Both his treatments apparently used as their backdrop Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China. In one of the treatments, Westlake had 007 facing off against Gideon Goodbread, an American businessman who planned to level Hong Kong after robbing its banks – a revenge scheme for the death of his missionary parents at the hands of the Red Chinese. Westlake described his Bond villain as “John Goodman with a Southern accent”, and likened him to the lead character in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me. Goodbread commanded an army of Amerasian orphans he called “the Children.”

Westlake floated the following titles for his Bond adventure: Dragonsteeth; Nobody Dies; Forever And A Death; Never Look Back; On Borrowed Time. That last title was prophetic; the time-sensitive nature of the Hong Kong chanegover backdrop was deemed unsuitable, we got Tomorrow Never Dies instead, and Westlake's script was shelved.

Now Hard Case Crime has resurrected this lost story, which at some point Westlake rewrote as a novel - Forever And A Death.

It’s no longer a James Bond story and the details described above may not be included, but the vestigial elements of the story seem to be in place.
As a bonus, the novel will contain an afterword by one of the Bond producers, describing the history of the project.



Now available for pre-order!

The publication of the fifteen-year correspondence of two of the titans of weird fiction, H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) and Clark Ashton Smith (1893–1961), is a landmark event. This mammoth volume, containing 330 letters written between 1922 and 1937, allows an unprecedented glimpse into the lives, minds, and creative instincts of two brilliant writers who lived a continent apart and never met, but who shared a fascination with the weird and the cosmic and had the highest regard for each other’s work.

Lovecraft initiated the correspondence by writing a fan letter to Smith, who in 1922 was already an established poet. A warm exchange of views ensued; and as Lovecraft gained early success in Weird Tales, he urged Smith to send his poetry to the magazine. Smith, meanwhile, repeatedly read Lovecraft’s stories in manuscript, and by the late 1920s he himself had begun to write tales of fantasy and science fiction that found ready acceptance in the pulp magazines of the day.

But the two authors were far more than pulp fictioneers. They held profound and at times conflicting views on the nature and purpose of weird fiction: Lovecraft admitted that he was a “prose realist,” whereas Smith claimed that “I am far happier when I can create everything in a story.” Their discussions on the theory of the weird tale are some of the most illuminating pages in this book.

Smith and Lovecraft shared many mutual acquaintances—Donald Wandrei, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, R. H. Barlow, among others. Their accounts of meeting these and other colleagues, and their responses to other historical and cultural events of their time, present a fascinating window into the culture of the 1920s and 1930s.

The volume—the result of decades of research in accumulating and annotating the letters—has been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft. Aside from an introduction and exhaustive notes, the editors have included in an appendix an array of additional documents that shed light on the Smith-Lovecraft relationship, including the complete “Boiling Point” letter column from the Fantasy Fan.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
Cover art by David C. Verba (draft shown)
Limited hardcover edition, August 2017
ISBN: 9781614981749
800 pages
Price $75.00



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Gardner Fox Swashbucklers
Hardboiled Monday: The Mammoth Book of Private Eye Stories
Pulp and Sundry
Hardboiled Treasures


Illustrated Press
Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures
Updated 2nd edition

Now available for Pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in September!


William Reynold Brown (1917 1991) was a prolific American artist whose career embraced virtually every facet of the illustration field. During his life he produced work for the newspaper comics (Tailspin Tommy), perfected the concept of the cutaway engineering drawing for North American Aviation, painted covers for some of the first paperback books ever published, illustrated scores of magazines and magazine covers, and most notably produced over 300 movie posters for the motion picture industry. After his retirement from commercial illustration, Reynold found success as a fine artist, producing hundreds of oil paintings and drawings for the Western art market. This book presents a rich overview of Reynold Brown s entire career, and showcases hundreds of original paintings, drawings, photographs, and printed illustrations often in glorious full-page reproductions. Many of his most iconic movie posters are featured, such as Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Spartacus, I was a Teenage Werewolf, and many more. 9 x 12 inches, full-color, hardcover with dust jacket. A massive 304 pages!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of Reynold Brown, one of the greatest movie poster artists in Hollywood history. Shipping in September 2017, this whopping 304 page new edition adds 80 new pages to the original 2009 edition, and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as rarely seen tear sheets from vintage magazines, movie posters, photographs, color studies, and more. A complete preview of the book is available here:

304 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium low-gloss stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

The Standard Edition is $49.95 plus postage.

A Special Edition of the book, limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by author Daniel Zimmer, and presented in a red slipcase with white lettering, is available for $69.95 plus postage.







JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #6 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops June 21!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: Mike Perkins

The thrilling series conclusion!

Tiger and Felix have cornered their prey, the North Korean agent responsible for the bio-weapons - but Alena Davoff, Felix's former lover, is still at large, and Felix is dead-set on investigating!
He must figure out if Alena is still working for her former Russian handlers... or if she's gone rogue?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

ABOUT FACE
A Johnny Liddell Mystery


IT STARTED OUT AS A DOG OF A CASE--

with Johnny Liddell keeping tabs on a drunken movie star for a fat producer.

But it picked up interest when the actor was found dead in a phony auto accident. Then, two blondes and one brunette later (as Liddell figured time), somebody put a bullet through the producer's fat skull.

A killer seemed bent on giving the morgue a little extra business. Three more customers, to be exact, and one of them was named Johnny Liddell.

Paperback, 5 x 8 inch, 264 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95


 
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #12 - Arriving in comic shops June 21!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: 
Kim Myatt

FINAL ISSUE! A poison has spread across Skull Island corrupting its creatures and inhabitants.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Korshak Collection: Illustrations Of Imaginative Literature
June 07, 2017 to August 26, 2017

The Society is proud to present a rare opportunity to view some of the greatest fantasy masterpieces of our time. Presenting a grouping of illustrations of imaginative literature from the Korshak Collection, on display in Gallery 1 & 2. 

"As a young man I was fortunate enough to grow up with great art in my bedroom. My father, Erle Korshak, was the publisher of a pioneering science fiction book company, Shasta Publishers. Shasta ushered in the transition of important science fiction literature from magazines printed on cheap pulp paper to hardcover, library-quality books. Much of that art lived with us at our house and at the company office in Chicago.

In particular, the J. Allen St. John illustration for the 1941 Amazing Stories magazine cover of John Carter battling the Dead in "The City of Mummies" lured me into a fantastic world that I never knew existed. I read and enjoyed the Edgar Rice Burroughs story behind the illustration but for me, the illustration itself gave me a sense of wonder I had never previously experienced.

So began a lifelong love affair with illustration art. This collection is a vision of the fantastic. It is one of great illustrators, as well as illustrations that had a great influence on imaginative literature."

The Society of Illustrator
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

LOST PLANET HC - Arriving in comic shops June 21!
(Writer/Artist/Cover) Bo Hampton

Somewhere in the dark jungles of the Andes mountains lies a Dimensional Bridge which leads to a violent, medieval world ruled by Magic of the Blackest sort! Fortune hunter  Tyler Flynn enlists fellow ex-pats Ambrose Bierce and Amelia Earhart in a desperate attempt to break free from the diabolical orbit of... the Lost Planet.

The long awaited fantasy opus/reboot Lost Planet from Author/Artist Bo Hampton is returning in a hardcover edition in glorious, living Black and White!

Although The six-issue mini-series from 1984 was printed in color, Hampton's line art was done on craft-tint Duo Shade board-a long gone tonal process not seen since the heyday of E.C. Comics.

The laboriously plotted, and lavishly illustrated, tale draws upon fantasy and classic pulp tropes for inspiration but remains completely unlike anything in comics, before or since.

Hardcover, 180 pages, B&W, $29.99




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Willie Whopper and the Mysterious Airman
Move over Linda Carter - Gal Godot is the NEW Wonder Woman
Blood 'N' Thunder: The Final Issue
Actor Don Gordon, dead at age 90
Johnny Quest Soundtrack

Moonstone Books
The Black Bat & the Purple Scar in FACES OF FEAR
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!

When dead gangsters begin appearing all over New York, the Black Bat and his team find themselves on the trail of a merciless crime boss known as Mr. Mask. 
At the same time a strange vigilante known as the Purple Scar enters fray, but is he friend or foe?
Will even the pairing of the Black Bat and this mysterious new crime-fighter to solve the mystery of the Faces of Fear?

Softcover, 100 pages, 7 x 10, $9.99
Hardcover, 100 pages, 7 x 10, $19.95



THE MYSTERIOUS AIRMAN (KPF Restoration)  - Restored DVD release now available!
Walter Miller(Actor), Eugenia Gilbert(Actor), Henry Revier(Director)


The 1928 silent serial THE MYSTERIOUS AIRMAN, a ten-part “Super Chapterplay of the Air,” was considered a lost film until a 35mm nitrate tinted print was discovered and subsequently restored for this DVD release. It heralds an important rediscovery in film history, as few silent serials exist today in anything resembling complete form, much less in lovely tinted original print quality.

The story deals with an inventor who adds new innovations to an air company’s planes, prompting the owners of a rival company to set out to steal them. The stakes are sky-high as an airman and an aviatrix find themselves in constant peril, both on earth and above the clouds. It’s a fun, light-hearted cliffhanger that shows the joys of Saturday Matinee moviegoing and what could be done on less-than-spectacular budgets as well as illustrating the early days of flying, seat of your pants filmmaking from the seat of your pants days of Aviation.

Written by famed mystery novelist Arthur B. Reeve, “The Mysterious Airman” is “the thriller of his career” -- Watertown [NY] Daily Times
SPECIAL FEATURES: Musical score by Andrew Earle Simpson; Full length commentary by Richard M Roberts; Short subject, "Flying Cadets" (1928); New York Censor Board File; Original lobby cards and posters


$19.99




OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY #2 - Now available!

Enter the dark world of the occult detective, where heroes and fools risk their lives facing strange, occult and supernatural phenomena.

OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY's second issue offers you a wealth of new fiction from some of the best creators, with award-winning talent on both the writing and illustration sides.

Horror, crime - and punishment. Meet a demon-marked girl, a native American cop, an occult adventurer between the wars, and a psychologist who already knows the Dark. Or explore Edwardian Paris, visit haunted Scotland, and have a worrying trip into the back-street markets of sixties Hong Kong.

The classic occult detective Carnacki makes an appearance, as does a hoodoo PI in Harlem – nine original stories by Tim Waggoner, Steve Liskow, Tricia Owens, Edward M Erdelac, Brandon Barrows, Kelly A Harmon, Joshua M Reynolds, Mike Chinn, and Bruno Lombardi.

Plus detailed reviews, and features on John Constantine and Occult Physicians.


Paperback: 104 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
$12.95







DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27 through Sunday, July 30, 2017

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

By staying at our host hotel, you help to defray the convention’s substantial costs. You also help demonstrate to our hotel that PulpFest is a top-notch convention that will help their bottom line. Thanks for helping to make PulpFest look good.
There are still rooms available at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” Click on this link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can book a room at our host hotel.
You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the convention rate of $125 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi and two complimentary breakfasts per room for both Friday and Saturday. Parking is free!

If you have yet to register for PulpFest 2017 — taking place place July 27 – 30 — the convention is now accepting advance registrations from all parties.
Full details are available at the link below.

The premininary programming schedule has been announced!

Thursday, July 27

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open for Early-Bird Shopping (free if you stay at the Double-Tree)

Programming
9:10 – 9:40 PM — Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO: SANITARIUM — A Reading by Chet Williamson
9:45 – 9:55 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Robert Leslie Bellem, a Dan Turner Reading
10:00 – 10:20 PM — Somewhere a Roscoe: Dan Turner and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES (John Wooley)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Intermission
10:30 – 10:50 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Maxwell Grant: Myra Reldon, Margo Lane, and Carrie Cashin (Anthony Tollin)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow”

11:35 – 11:55 PM — Compliments of the Domino Lady (Michele Nolan)

Friday, July 28

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Programming
1:00 – 4:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2017 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — The Nine (Win Scott Eckert, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — The Psychos of Philip José Farmer — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE MONSTER ON HOLD
7:30 – 7:50 PM — Philip José Farmer and Robert Bloch (Mike Croteau of Meteor House)
7:50 – 8:00 PM — Intermission
8:00 – 8:40 PM — 100 Years with the Author of Psycho: Robert Bloch (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 8:50 PM — Scarlet Adventuress — The Domino Lady — A Reading by Ron Fortier
8:50 – 9:30 PM — Hardboiled and Dangerous: The Many Characters of Erle Stanley Gardner (Jeffrey Marks)
9:30 – 9:40 PM — Intermission
9:40 – 10:20 PM — A Few Psychos: The Villains of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE (Tim King)
10:20 – 10:30 PM — Philip José Farmer’s Most Dangerous Dame — Win Scott Eckert Reads from THE SCARLET JAGUAR
10:30 – 10:55 PM — The Dangerous Dames of Kenneth Robeson: Pat Savage, Nellie Gray and Rosabel Newton (Chuck Welch)
11:00 – 11:30 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents “Return to the Sabbath,” a WEIRD Audio Play by Robert Bloch


Saturday, July 29

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track at the DoubleTree
3:00 – 4:30 PM — Auction Viewing at the DoubleTree

Programming
1:00 – 2:00 PM — The Dicks, Dames, and Psychos of New Pulp (Ron Fortier and a Panel of New Pulp Writers)
2:00 – 3:00 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
3:30 – 4:00 PM — Pulp-Pourri Theatre Presents Dirk Jonas in “The Case of the Self-Made Widow” (encore presentation)
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2017 Group Meal at Ember & Vine in the DoubleTree (Volunteer Coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:20 PM — PulpFest 2017 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:20 – 7:30 PM — 2017 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Laurie Powers)
7:30 – 8:00 PM — Hard-Boiled at 100: The Don Everhard Stories of Gordon Young (Tom Krabacher and John Wooley)
8:00 – 8:10 PM — Intermission: Nine Years of PulpFest (The Cake Is on Us)
8:10 – 8:50 PM — Our Guest of Honor: To Be Announced
8:50 – 9:00 PM —  The Wild Adventures of Pat Savage by Will Murray — A Reading by Pulp-Pourri Theatre
9:00 – 9:40 PM — Hardboiled Dicks: A Look at DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE (Matt Moring)
9:40 – 10:00 PM — Intermission (Auction Viewing)
10:00- 12:00 AM — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison, Auctioneer)

Sunday, July 30

Dealer’s Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Too Dumb for Words" by Daniel Bundy from TEXAS RANGERS, May, 1950

All work and no humor makes stage driving a dull occupation, opines Elmer Sharp!

"The Miracle of the Lily" by Clare Winger Harris from AMAZING STORIES, April, 1928
The war against the insects does not go well in The Miracle of the Lily. Can a thousand year old bring salvation?

"Steel Doom" by Robert Sidney Bowen from SKY FIGHTERS, July, 1940
Sabotage Crashes Out a Pal's Life Before Jerry Blake Gets Things Under Control for a Final Showdown with a Spy!




Pulp Den - Now online!

Share A Crooked Rickshaw
- New!
Delilah - New!
The Spy Across The Table
Kael Jai: Book One: Outcast
Leo Margulies: Giant of The Pulps

Earth Volk
Cover Reveal: Pangaea: Eden's Planet  

         Pulp Den  

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Dying Space - New!
Hammerhead
Terror In Rio
The Blood of Strangers
The Real Cool Killers
Assignment Lili Lamaris
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook #19
Attack of the Blizzard Men
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

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!

 
Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
Working for Agent Z-7, head of an unnamed branch of U. S. Intelligence in the decade before the C. I. A. was ever envisioned, Operator #5 was assisted by newspaper reporter Diane Elliott, a two-fisted street kid named Tim Donovan, as well as his twin sister, Nan Christopher. Jimmy’s father, a retired operative himself, often backed him up with sound advice on the fine art of counter-espionage.
 
Operator #5 magazine ran clear to the Fall of 1939. Jimmy Christopher was in the middle of beating off yet another ongoing invasion by a renamed Japanese Empire when World War II broke out in Europe. With the fires of war threatening to engulf the world in reality, Popular Publications wisely or unwisely decided that the struggles of Jimmy Christopher no longer represented escapist fiction, and quickly folded the title. Soon enough, its loyal readers would be involved in the spreading struggle of total war. But until then…
 
Attack of the Blizzard Men is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the October, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
Captain Future #15 Audiobook
The Star of Dread
by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby
 Now available!

Captain Future and his valiant aides speed to the rescue of the Sagittarian system—ready to lock in mortal combat with deadly enemies from another dimension!
 
The world’s greatest space-farers battle to expose a dangerous secret menacing mankind and face desperate risks as they pursue two scheming miscreants across the void!



From out of the pulps, Captain Future flies into action, displaying the most exciting aspects of Science Fiction. Although modeled to a degree after Doc Savage, Captain Future is also the ultimate space opera hero. Coming complete with not only a tragic, yet inspiring origin story driving him into defending interstellar justice, everyone and everything Curt Newton encounters is colorful, vibrant, and over the top, definite trademarks of the best space opera.
 
A space hero most definitely requires a spacecraft, and Captain Future’s was one of the most memorable. Leaving its own distinctive rocket trail across the stories, the Comet was the ultimate ship for the perilous, mysterious missions the Captain and his companions undertook. From fighting battles above strange planets to studying strange minerals and new alien races, the Comet itself could be a mystery, having the unique ability to hide in plain sight in outer space, camouflaged as an actual comet.
 
Published from 1940 to 1951, Captain Future stories initially take place in the far flung year of 1990. As the series progressed, Hamilton moved away from pinning the ongoing adventures to a particular time and focusing more on forming continuity, where stories built on one another. This allowed for a freedom of imagination, for Hamilton to tell stories without restrictions. That liberty of creativity translated to the covers of the Captain Future magazine, brilliant colors and eye-catching designs brought to life by three artists, including Earle K. Bergey.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Summer 1943 issue of Captain Future magazine, “The Star of Dread” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
 
Performed by 2017 Audie Awards winner, voice actor Milton Bagby.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent "X" #3 eBook
The Death-Torch Terror - April 1934

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:
 
“X” The Unknown Quantity
 
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
The Death-Torch Terror by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Fear lay upon the city, Police morale was broken. A hissing serpent’s tongue of flame left desctruction and blackened corpses in its wake. Alone Secret Agent “X” followed that will-o’-the-wisp of terror into a night of ghastly mystery.
 
Black Smoke — An Article by Donald Lindsay
Seizing opium “heavens.”
 
The Eyes of Durga — Complete Novelette by Emile C. Tepperman
Twice in ten minutes drawn guns threatened death to Denison if he did not deliver the Eyes of Durga.
 
Paid in Blood by Anthony Clemens
A sinister doom hung over the old Griggs house, and its marked vicgtims could only wait to see whom it would get next.
 
The Secret Council — A Department
Behind the Scenes with Secret Agent “X”
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99
 
Radio Archives


RED SONJA #6 - Arriving in comic shops June 21!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Caldwell
Cover C: Gomez
Cover D:  Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Rubi

First New York, next the world. Only Red Sonja and her friends can stop Kulan Gath's megalomaniac quest for a new world order, but first they need to lure the evil sorcerer to Coney Island for a final magic showdown.
Can Max pull off the greatest trick of his life, or will this be their last ride?


Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99


 
   
 
    



2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards - Congratulations to the winners!

The winners of the 2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards were announced on Saturday June 10 at Howard Days.
Congratulations to all and thank you for your efforts in promoting the life and work of Bob Howard.
 
The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)
PATRICK BURGER – On the Precipice of Fascism: The Mythic and the Political in the Works of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Junger (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Publishing)
 
The Valusian — Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)
[No eligible candidates]
 
The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)
JEFFREY SHANKS – “Nameless Tribes and Races of Men: Anthropological World-Building in ‘Men of the Shadows’” – Skelos #1
 
The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)
PATRICE LOUINET – “’The Wright Hook’ (or, the origin of ‘Spear and Fang’)” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog
 
The Venarium — Emerging Scholar
TODD VICK – Contributed essays to On an Underwood No. 5; Editor of On an Underwood No. 5 blog; presented paper at PCA and Glenn Lord Symposium
 
The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website
ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick)
 
The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical
REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Damon Sasser)
 
The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia
JOSH ADKINS, LUKE DODD, and JON LARSON – The Cromcast (audio podcast)
 
The Black River—Special Achievement
PATRICE LOUINET – For serving as adviser on the Conan board game from Monolith.
 
The Rankin — Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work
ADRIAN SMITH – Artwork for Conan boardgame by Monolith (depicting various REH characters)
 
Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement
[None of the nominees achieved the minimum percentage of votes.]


Recoverings

These new dust-jackets use scans of the original cover paintings by J. Allen St. John and Studley O. Burroughs, producing the extremely sharp detail and rich color that my dust-jackets are known for.
Click on the image to the right and see for yourself.

APACHE DEVIL was the last cover that Studley O. Burroughs did for ERB, Inc. and CITY OF GOLD was the first that J. Allen St. John did, marking a return of the illustrator to his favorite and most well-known subjects.

Studley originally had the CITY OF GOLD assignment in the fall of 1932, but his personal problems got the better of him and he ended up way behind schedule.

Burroughs had C.R. Rothmund, his secretary, write to St. John as early as February of that year to ask him if he could reduce his prices for artwork, which he had quoted teh previous February, to match their "budget allowance" in the event that "the artist who is doing the work at present" would not be able to deliver on time. St. John agreed to a 37% decrease and ERB, Inc. put him off until it became clear that Studley would miss his deadline. Read more about this on The Back Flap Blog soon to come…


Tarzan and the City of Gold: 1933
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
$25.00

Apache Devil: 1933
Cover by Studley O. Burroughs.
$25.00





ROCKETEER HIGH FLYING ADVENTURES HC - Arriving in comic shops June 21!
(Writer/Artist) John Cassaday & Various (Cover) Alex Ross

The Rocketeer Adventures continued where Dave Stevens' original masterpiece left off, creating for the first time new stories involving the ace stunt pilot Cliff Secord.
This oversized deluxe edition collects all 24 stories by some of the most talented creators in comics.

Hardcover, 7x11, 268 pages, Full Color, $39.99




SAVAGE SCROLLS: VOLUME ONE: SCHOLARSHIP FROM THE HYBORIAN AGE - Now available!
by Fred Blosser (Author), Bob McLain (Editor)


Robert E. Howard's swashbuckling heroes strove mightily against fantastic foes and strode boldly across lands steeped in ancient sorcery, court intrigue, and fabulous wealth. In this vibrant traveler's guide, historian Fred Blosser chronicles the people, flora, fauna, and politics of REH's universe.

No Howard creation looms larger than Conan, and there's plenty of Conan in this book, but there's also much-needed coverage of Howard's other square-jawed heroes, including such equally bold though lesser-known adventurers as Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, Black Vulmea, and Kirby O'Donnell.

In addition, Blosser examines Howard's wide oeuvre of pulp fiction, from horror and western tales, to his less successful detective yarns.

From Hyborian Age weaponry, justice, medicine, and mercenaries, to the beasts, villains, and nameless horrors of the African jungles, Central Asian mountain passes, and the haunted Texas town of Lost Knob in our own world, you'll experience anew the genius of Robert E. Howard through the tapestry from which he created his pulp masterpieces.


Trade paperback, 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches, 222 pages, $17.95
Kindle:   $4.99



The Shadow 365 - Now online!

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


SHEENA: QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE COLLECTION: THE MOVIE & TV SERIES - Coming August 1!

Featuring the 1984 Theatrical Feature Film starring Tanya Roberts (TV's Charlie's Angels and That '70s Show) and Ted Wass (TV's Soap and Blossom), directed by John Guillermin (1976 King Kong remake). Also featuring all 35 episodes from the 2 seasons of the hit syndicated TV series starring Gena Lee Nolin (TV's Baywatch) and John Allen Nelson (Killer Klowns From Outer Space and TV's Baywatch). This DVD collection also includes 5 bonus episodes of the 1950s TV series starring Irish McCalla!

Sheena: Queen of the Jungle -
She is an ancient prophecy fulfilled. A golden God child possessed with a mystic gift. A gift which grew in strength as she grew in years. A gift about to be put to the ultimate test. Innocence against evil. Part Animal. Part Legend. All Woman. Journey to deepest, darkest Africa for thrills, romance and high adventure! Orphaned in Zambouli territory, the blonde Sheena (Tanya Roberts) is raised by a noble tribe and taught to communicate telepathically with all creatures. She gets a firsthand lesson in love from Vic Casey (Ted Wass), a wisecracking TV journalist. In Africa for a story on a royal football player, Prince Otwani (Trevor Thomas), Vic soon finds himself embroiled in a web of political intrigue. And when the evil prince decides to invade the Zamboulis' land, it is up to Sheena to rescue Vic and save her idyllic kingdom!

Sheena - The TV Series:
Orphaned at a young age by tragedy in the jungle, Sheena was raised by the last living member of a native tribe, the Kaya, who possessed the mystical power to "shape shift" into the forms of wild animals by feeling the spirit of their soul. It is a gift shared by Sheena, who can turn herself into an animal and travel through the jungle unrecognized while battling outside forces that invade La Mistas, her primal home.

Notable Cast/Crew: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Gena Lee Nolin, John Allen Nelson. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle was the first female comic book character with her own title, preceding Wonder Woman by 3 years. Sheena was ranked 59th in Comics Buyer's Guide's "100 Sexiest Women in Comics" list. An all-new Sheena: Queen of the Jungle comic is being published by Dynamite Entertainment for launch in August 2017!


6-disc set
$14.98


SOME NOTES ON A NONENTITY: THE LIFE OF H.P. LOVECRAFT  - Coming soon!

A GRAPHIC NOVEL by Sam Gafford
INTERIOR & COVER ART Jason C. Eckhardt
CATEGORY Lovecraft inspired biographical
PUBLICATION DATE  June 2017

PAGES 120

EDITION
Unsigned Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-786361-15-8  [£25]

SYNOPSIS
The book covers Lovecraft's entire life from birth to his untimely and painful death and will be launched at NecronomiCon 2017.
Since his death in 1937, H. P. Lovecraft and his works have become an overwhelming part of popular culture. His creation, Cthulhu, has appeared in films, cartoons, video games, music and virtually all other parts of popular media. However, although many may know Lovecraft’s creations, few people know the details of his extraordinary life. SOME NOTES ON A NON-ENTITY: THE LIFE OF H. P. LOVECRAFT is a graphic novel biography of this enigmatic and legendary writer.

Based on years of research into the primary sources regarding Lovecraft’s life, this graphic novel spans Lovecraft’s youth to his later years. Episodes covered include his odd relationship with an overpowering mother; his brief sojourn in New York City and disastrous marriage; the creation of his most amazing tales; and his physically painful decline to an eventual death while considering himself a complete and utter failure.

£25.00


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.

Reading the Pulps
A Long Time Ago . . .  
Skilled Destroyers  
Earl Pierce, Jr. (1910-1982)
Bruce Bryan (1906-2004)
Dudley S. Corlett (ca. 1880-1946)  

THROUGH A MYTHOS DARKLY  - Coming soon!
Edited by Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons

AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons
COVER ART Tomislav Tikulin
INTRODUCTION Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons
PUBLICATION DATE June 2017
PAGES 253

EDITIONS
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN  978-1-786361-00-4  [£30]

SYNOPSIS
In this Cthulhu Mythos inspired anthology, editors Glynn Owen Barrass & Brian M. Sammons invited their authors to ‘Take a steampunk world, fill it with giant steam powered robots, and have them herding shoggoths for the ‘betterment’ of mankind. Have them rebel, and have do-gooders set about trying to free them. Fill a world with Deep Ones or Ghouls, or create a world where magic is a part of everyday life, or where America was never discovered because something kept eating the ships, or the Nazis won WWII thanks to outside influences. Perhaps the Chinese built the Great Wall to keep something out other than Mongol hordes.’
So, how did they do? Fantastically of course!

Cody Goodfellow . . . The Roadrunners
Jeffrey Thomas . . . Scrimshaw 
John Langan . . . Sweet Angie Tailor in: Subterranean Showdown
Robert M. Price . . . An Old and Secret Cult 
Pete Rawlik . . . Stewert Behr–Deanimator 
Don Webb . . . To Kill a King 
William Meikle . . . The Last Quest
Christine Morgan . . . Fate of the World
Konstantine Paradias . . . Red in the Water, Salt on the Earth
D.A. Madigan . . . The Night They Drove Cro Magnon Down
Sam Stone . . . Sacrifice
Edward Morris . . . Get Off Your Knees, I’m Not Your God
Stephen Mark Rainey . . . Excerpts from the Diaries of Henry P. Linklatter
Tim Waggoner . . . Plague Doctor
Lee Clark Zumpe . . . Amidst the Blighted Swathes of Grey Desolation
Nick Mamatas & Molly Tanzer . . . Cognac, Communism, and Cocaine
Damien Angelica Walters . . . Kai Monstrai Ateik (When the Monsters Come)



WEINBERG TALES
Orders will be accepted May 15 direct from Phyllis Weinberg!
Highly recommended!
Profits will go towards preserving the Robert E. Howard House.

Phyllis Weinberg, Bob Garcia and Doug Ellis have produced a tribute book to Bob Weinberg.

The incredible Doug Klauba painted the cover, taking his inspiration from Bob's favorite artist, Virgil Finlay.

The book collects various articles by Bob -- primarily his 13 part autobiography of life as an art collector -- as well as tributes by a whole host of folks.
It truly was a group effort by a lot of people, so thanks to all who contributed.

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

ORDERING DETAILS

On May 15th there will be an active link on the American Fantasy Press website where you can order WEINBERG TALES directly from Phyllis Weinberg.
The price will be $30.00 postpaid.  
All the proceeds above the cost of production will go to preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.
Phyllis will be handling disbursements and the donations.

Yes, the book can be ordered from several pulp retailers now.
Please consider waiting until May 15th to support
preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.


WEIRDBOOK #35
Now available and recommended!

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

Table of Contents

The 35th issue of WEIRDBOOK presents more stories in the Weird Tales tradition!
Here are horror and dark fantasy stories set in this world -- and beyond. Included this time are:

The Pullulations of the Tribe, by Adrian Cole
The Dead of Night, by Christian Riley
Mother of My Children, by Bruce L. Priddy
The Man Who Murders Happiness, by John R. Fultz
A Handful of Dust, by Tom English
Revolution à l’Orange, by Paul Lubaczewski
Fiends of the Southern Plains, by Patrick Tumblety
The Pyrrhic Crusade, by Stanley B. Webb
The Migration of Memories, by Charles Wilkinson
Maquettes, by Paul St John Mackintosh
In the Shadows, by J.S. Watts
“The Spot,” by C.R. Langille
Schism in the Sky, by Donald McCarthy
To Roam the Universe, Forgotten and Free, by Janet Harriett
Rejuvenate, by Lily Luchesi
Vigil Night, by Lorenzo Crescentini
Dead Clowns for Christmas, by L.J. Dopp
The Tale and the Teller, by Darrell Schweitzer

Plus poetry by K.A. Opperman, Frederick J. Mayer, James Matthew Byers, and Jessica Amanda Salmonson


  Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot   Facebook: Weirdbook  Amazon.com  Kindle 








09 June 2017

2017 Pulp Shows

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



Adventure House
Coming soon!

CAPTAIN FUTURE - Fall 1942
 
"Planets In Peril" by Edmond Hamilton
 Through an unguessable abyss brought with peril, Curt Newton and the Futuremen set out to save the remnants of a great civilization from destruction!

 
"The Fruits of Prejudice" by Nathaniel Kitkin
 "Secret Weapon" by Henry S. Lewis
 "The Alien Intelligence" by Jack Williamson

 Cover Artist: Earle Bergey

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

THRILLING WONDER - February 1942
 
"Via Jupiter" by Eando Binder
 Hardship and disaster stalks brave men of science on a bitter outpost of Ganymede!  Locked in Jupiter’s gravity, the secret of the Martian pyramid baits a deadly trap.
 
"Luxury Liner" by Nelson Bond
 "Fugitive" by Ray Cummings
 "Rendevous in the Void" by Boox Sledge
 "Death on a Siderite" by D.D. Sharp
 "Medical Note" by Alexander Somalian
 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

    
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger Movie
New Kickstarter Project!


The first New Pulp movie ever made!
Based on the cult-classic novels by Ron Fortier.
A 1930's supernatural action/adventure!


He has been sent to avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. Haunting the dark streets of Cape Noire, he is BROTHER BONES: THE UNDEAD AVENGER.

Tommy Bonello is a hitman for crime boss Topper Wyld. When Wyld orders an attack on his own bordello in order to start a mob war, Tommy and his twin brother Jack jump at the chance. However, when an innocent girl is killed in the crossfire, Tommy is tormented with supernatural visions and nightmares. Fearing for his sanity, Tommy renounces his violent ways and becomes a monk. However, Jack and Topper have other plans...

Action packed and thrilling, Brother Bones: The Undead Avenger provides a rich tapestry of unforgettable characters who explore mature subject matter and dark themes. The concepts of betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, consequence, lust, hatred, and honor resonate throughout the script.

“I feel it is more than an action/horror book,” said writer/co-producer/director Erik Franklin, “there are many nuances and ideas that reflect the human condition, with one of the strongest character arcs I have ever read”.


For full details on the project, click on the Kickstarter link below.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
JEZEBEL JOHNSTON VOLUME 3: SEA WITCH
Now available!


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the third installment in Nancy Hansen’s epic saga of the rise of Pirate Queen Jezebel Johnston.

Having escaped the clutches of the sadistic French pirate, Julien Levesque, young Jezebel Johnston and her companions, Walter Armitage and Pakke, throw their lot in with the inexperienced captain Emile Gagnon and his crew. Fleeing in his speedy sloop rechristend Sea Witch, their audacious plan is to recruit additional sailors and raid the pearl rich islands beyond Port Royale.  But to do so they will need to avoid the larger pirate ships relying on stealth and cunning.  If they succeed, a treasure beyond imagining awaits them. If they fail, a cold and watery grave.

“With  book # 3, Sea Witch, Jezebel’s life takes a drastic detour,” says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “New allies are formed and plans formulated to evade old enemies. Hansen’s research is as meticulous as ever as she continues the saga of this truly memorable character. Anyone who has read the first two books will be thrilled to dig into this new chapter.”

Once again Nancy Hansen sets a course for action and adventure with pulpdom’s newest, most daring hero, Jezebel Johnston, pirate maid.  Award winning Art Director Rob Davis  provides the interior illustrations and Laura Givens a stunning, action filled cover.  “Jezebel Johnston – Sea Witch” is a seagoing pirate tale filled with colorful rogues and a lush, historical background. Soon to be an instant pulp classic.


Available in paperback from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!




Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #28 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Brother Bones Kickstarter







Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Solder Stories (April and May 1929)

Science Fiction Classics: “Veiled Knowledge” by Edwin James and “No More Pencils” by Joquel Kennedy
The Altus Press Memorial Day Weekend Sale Is On
Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 8 & Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps
Altus Press Releases New Issues of Black Mask and Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Altus Press
The Argosy Library: Series 3 (Ten Book Set)
Now available!

This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 3 of The Argosy Library:

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs, introduction by Vernell Coriell
Clovelly by Max Brand
War Lord of Many Swordsmen: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 1 by W. Wirt
Alias the Night Wind by Varick Vanardy
The Blue Fire Pearl: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 1 by George F. Worts
The Moon Pool & The Conquest of the Moon Pool by Abraham Merritt, introduction by Will Murray
The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
Jan of the Jungle by Otis Adelbert Kline
Minions of the Moon by William Grey Beyer
Drink We Deep by Arthur Leo Zagat

Get all of Series 3 at a big discount!

$209.50 softcover$309.40 hardcover $50.90 eBook
SALE PRICE: $144.95 softcover | $279.95  hardcover  | $39.99 eBook  

Altus Press

Altus Press
TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR (The Argosy Library #21)
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Introduction by Vernell Coriell


Deep in the African interior lies the remote refuge called Opar. Ruled by the beautiful High Priestess La, who commands an army of savage beast-men, this hidden colony is the last survival of long-sunken Atlantis.

Tarzan of the Apes had dared penetrate Opar in the past. Now he must brave her bestial defender once more on a desperate mission. For the Lord of the Jungle needs the fabulous jewels of Atlantis for his own purposes. But how can he wrest this treasure from Queen La, whose burning desire is to enslave the ape-man as her coveted mate?

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ world-famous adventure series.
This Altus Press edition marks the first time the original Argosy version of this thrilling tale has been reprinted since 1916.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was the imaginative and prolific creator of Tarzan, John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus, and is considered one of the most important literary discoveries ever to appear in the pages of Argosy and other Munsey magazines.

196 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
CLOVELLY (The Argosy Library #22)
by Max Brand
Now available!

Michael Clovelly might not have been the greatest swordsman ever to come to London town during the reign of the Merry Monarch, Charles the Second, but if a better man ever wielded a blade, he had not yet stepped forth to claim the distinction.

Seeking gold with which to elevate his beggarly fortunes, Clovelly chances to encounter a bully, and his fierce swordwork brings him to the attention of Lord Teynham, who has need of a resourceful man with a rapier. The commission: to turn highwayman and rob a certain coach. The reasons? They are both murky and mysterious. But they have to do with a certain lady of impeccable character…. Since his belly is empty, Clovelly dares the hangman’s noose for a certain sum of gold—and barges into more strife and intrigue than he bargained for.

Max Brand was the personal pen name of Frederick Schiller Faust, one of the most prolific writers who ever lived. The creator of characters as diverse as Whistling Dan Barry, Destry and Dr. Kildaire, Faust specialized in Westerns, but also contributed to other genres. He wrote more that five hundred stories, but Clovelly is one of his rare cloak and sword swashbucklers.

247 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $5.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



The World War was over, its fighting finished. But not for Captain John Norcross of the American Expeditionary Force. He considered the Armistice a waste of good soldiers. So he welded together the best of his men to lead a regiment of the fightingest black soldiers who ever tore up the trenches. These were men born and bred for battle. Red McGee. Billy Gray. George Gunnell. Patton. The Boston Bean. The Fighting Yid. Corporal “Yaller” Coudray. Corporal “Delicate” Moss. And scores of others—one hundred and fifty strong.

Into wild western China with its bandits and feuding warlords, Captain Norcross marched his force. Their objective: A simple brass tube. Yet what it contained would prove priceless to the right parties. But first they would have to face a Zulu army—in the heart of China! Then there was the complication of the fugitive Manchu princess they happened to collect along the way….
William Wirt was a prolific writer of two-fisted adventure stories, renowned for his Argosy tales of mercenary Jimmie Cordie. His professional life was shadowy, and he claimed to have worked for the United States Secret Service, as had his father before him. Few today doubt Wirt’s credentials, for the quality and authenticity of his writing has stood the test of time.

218 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
ALIAS THE NIGHT WIND (The Argosy Library #24)
by Varick Vanardy
Now available!

Bingham Harvard is the true identity of the mysterious midnight marauder known only as the Night Wind. Possessed of inhuman physical strength, he battles crooks and cops alike, motivated by the soul-crushing tragedy of being framed on a criminal charge he did not commit.

Alias the Night Wind introduces this proto-superhero who becomes as a law unto himself dedicated to the hot pursuit of swift justice. All while being hounded by the New York police force—and especially by clever undercover detective Kate Maxwell, whose special assignment is to bring in the notorious Night Wind.

Varick Vanardy was the pseudonym of prolific dime-novel producer Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey, the author of over one thousand Nick Carter stories. His Night Wind novels were written for The Cavalier magazine during the last years of Dey’s amazing writing career, as dime novels gave way to the new pulp magazine field pioneered by Argosy.

254 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover





Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….

So begins the exotic adventures of Singapore Sammy Shay as he knocked around the backwater ports of the South Seas, seeking his lost fortune and usually finding himself in scalding hot water.
In his youth, George Frank Worts had been a telegraph operator on ships making the China run when he turned his experiences in Asia into some of the most memorable escape fiction ever to appear of the pages of Argosy magazine.

The volume collects the first five stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.

284 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE MOON POOL & CONQUEST OF THE MOON POOL (The Argosy Library #26)
by Abraham Merritt
Introduction by Will Murray, Illustrated by Virgil Finlay
Now available!

Surrounded by crumbling Cyclopean ruins, the Moon Pool was a place of both horror and wonder. No Polynesian race had constructed it. Sacred yet accursed too, the spot was far older then recorded history. As was the luminous thing that dwelt within its unfathomable depths, a transcendent being summoned from its ancient slumber by the cold rays of the full moon.
Against this vampiric force beyond human comprehension, a group of brave scientists and adventurers takes up the challenge and confronts the unholy power known only as the Shining One. But even they do not suspect that behind this awesome apparition lurks ever more stupendous wonders left over from a prehuman age when superscience and elder sorcery were indistinguishable from one another.

A. Merritt was one of the pioneers in the field of science-fantasy fiction. A Munsey magazine mainstay, he electrified readers of All-Story Weekly when it published “The Moon Pool” in 1918. The hunting tale of supernatural wonder created a sensation that led to a novel-length sequel, The Conquest of the Moon Pool. This Altus Press volume collects for the first time the original unrevised versions of these now-classic tales, illustrated by the incomparable Virgil Finlay.

448 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE GUN-BRAND (The Argosy Library #27)
by James B. Hendryx
Now available!

Through Chloe Elliston’s veins coursed the reckless blood of her world-roving ancestor, the legendary “Tiger” Elliston. Tiger Ellison, the seaman who had built a fleet of cargo steamers that tramped the whole wide world. Tiger Elliston, scourge of pirates from the South Seas to distant Asia.

With her entourage, Harriett Penny and the Amazonian Big Lena, the granddaughter of Tiger Elliston had come to the northland to move freight up the Slave River and make her own fortune. But north of 60 is a hard, raw land, one where women did not readily fit in. Not even the fearless offspring of a human tiger. For here Chloe would become embroiled in a bitter feud between “Brute” McNair—“the Bad Man of the North” and the free-trader named Pierre Lapierre. Dare she trust one over the other? And which one?

James B. Hendryx was a prolific author who lived the kind of life mirrored in his fictional heroes. A Minnesota native, he had prospected in the Yukon, been a cowboy in the U.S. West and Canada, as well as serving a stint is a newspaper reporter. In his time, Hendryx was considered one of the premier authors of a popular genre now all but extinct—the “Northern.”

265 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
JAN OF THE JUNGLE (The Argosy Library #28)
by Otis Adelbert Kline
Now available!

Led to believe that his natural mother is a chimpanzee, a young boy knows only the savage ways of the great apes. Kept in a cage, he is systematically trained to become a savage killer by the fiendish Dr. Bracken. The target of Bracken’s rage is none other than the woman who spurned him—the orphan boy’s own mother!

After fate causes him to be shipwrecked on the coast of Venezuela, the feral youngster, accompanied by his surrogate mother, Chicma the chimp, escapes into the jungle and discovers a strange land inhabited by prehistoric dinosaurs and primitive man-monsters. Transformed by contact with the beautiful Ramona, the teenaged beast-boy learns the ways of civilization and becomes Jan of the Jungle!

Otis Adelbert Kline was a popular Argosy writer in the vein of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He specialized in planetary romances set on Mars and Venus, so it was inevitable that he would follow in Burroughs’ literary footsteps by creating a version of Tarzan of the Apes to call his own. Jan of the Jungle reappeared in the Argosy sequel, Jan in India, and was adapted as a 1935 Universal serial, Call of the Savage.

220 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
MINIONS OF THE MOON (The Argosy Library #29)
by William Grey Beyer
Now available!

Move over, Buck Rogers!

When Mark Nevin was put under general anesthetic, he expected to wake up minus his appendix. That was all. To his shock and horror, he discovered himself 6,000 years in the future, long after mankind had referred back to savagery.

Fortunately for Mark, the surgeon who accidentally placed him in suspended animation carefully laid him in a crypt containing all the means for survival available in the 20th century. And he would need them, for he was about to plunge into a world more dangerous and primitive in the long-dead one he had known. And Mark Nevin would not be alone. There was the beautiful Nona Barr. And the mysterious Omega, a disembodied moon-mind with the personality of a mischievous child yet possessing the transformative power of a god. Not to mention assorted cannibals and an actual dragon.
William Gray Beyer was a Philadelphia railroad worker and policeman who moonlighted writing fiction. His first effort, the whacky and whimsical Minions of the Moon, proved so popular that he brought back Mark Nevin for several more Argosy installments, including Minions of Mercury and Minions of the Shadow.

183 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
DRINK WE DEEP (The Argosy Library #30)
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Now available!

Nestled in the Heidelberg Hills of New York State lies Lake Wankoona. Beneath its tranquil blue surface broods another world, a place inhabited by a race of beings unknown in human history.
Impelled by an eerie summons he cannot comprehend, archeologist Hugh Lambert is drawn into the lake’s placid depths—and into a vortex of unreality. There, he encounters the unearthly Little Men, who work their scientific necromancy upon the cold corpses of those who had the misfortune to fall into the lake’s uncanny bottomlessness. There, also, he meets the coldly beautiful and cruelly enthralling Nalinah, and learns of a sinister scheme to conquer the Upper World—with he, himself, destined to be in the vanguard!

Arthur Leo Zagat was famed as “The Horror Story Man,” owing to his numerous Weird Menace stories written for Terror Tales and similar magazines of horror. But Zagat also proved capable of writing quality fantasy fiction in the style of A. Merritt, as he proved in the pages of Argosy magazine with memorable novels such as the classic Seven Out of Time and the haunting Drink We Deep.

256 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover | $4.99 eBook
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops June 14!

THE SHADOW Volume 118: "Teeth of the Dragon" & "Jade Dragon"
Chinatown Special

The shadowy Ying Ko confronts Tong evil in San Francisco's Chinatown in two exotic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow navigates the perilous mazes of Chinatown to destroy the deadly "Teeth of the Dragon" in the action-packed thriller that introduced the mysterious Myra Reldon. Then, a young woman's purchase of the "Jade Dragon" of Tsai Hsun leads to serial murders that lead The Shadow through the deadly streets of Chinatown in search of tong killers. This thrilling collector's special showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Bob Powell and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier (scanned from the original printer’s proofs), with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-230-8
 Softcover, 7x10, 978-1-60877-228-5, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Queensberry Justice: The Omnibus of Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Stories by Anderw Salmon
SANCTUARY FALLS by Wayne Reinagel
Micah Harris discusses "The Goat of St. Elster"
Diana Rubino and I shoot the breeze
Frank Schildiner - The Triumph of Frankenstein

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

Now available!

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

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


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

Pre-order: $9.99




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER PRESENTS, VOLUME ONE -- PRIDE OF THE PULPS
Now available!

In case you hadn't heard, last fall we brought to an end Blood 'n' Thunder's 14-year run as a periodical. The zine went out with a bang: a double issue numbered 49/50 and packed with some of the best articles in BnT history. In the editorial we promised to continue the franchise with a series of standalone volumes, issued at irregular intervals, covering various aspects of pulp and pop-culture history under the general title of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents.

Well, this week we proudly release the first volume of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents, subtitled Pride of the Pulps. It's been designed in the "deluxe" trade-paperback format of 8 1/2 x 11 inches, with the series title in a wraparound banner and the volume number printed at the top of the spine. All future volumes will have a uniform design.

Pride of the Pulps devotes nearly 100,000 words to in-depth surveys of six classic rough-paper magazines: Adventure, All-American Fiction, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, The Popular Magazine, Short Stories, and West. Earlier versions of these overviews were published in back issues of Blood 'n' Thunder, but all have been revised and expanded for this book. Greatly expanded, in some cases: the essay on Short Stories, for example, first appeared as a two-parter with a total word count of 11,500 words. Its counterpart in Pride of the Pulps runs close to 17,000 words.

The addition of new material extends as well to illustrative matter. The surveys in Pride include more pulp covers and interior illustrations than accompanied their earlier versions in BnT, but we've also added more scans of original cover paintings.

In short, this is not a reprint volume that simply repurposes old copy. It has a significant amount of new content and is a veritable textbook of pulp-fiction history. Even if you'd be satisfied with the essays as printed in BnT, it would cost you well over $100 to purchase those issues individually. And that's assuming you could find them all: the two issues with the Short Stories survey have been out of print for many years.

Future volumes of Blood 'n' Thunder Presents will be devoted to the following topics: a history of Argosy, the working life of pulp writers, the output of legendary scribe Edgar Wallace, a history of Doubleday's Crime Club book division, and a survey of films made during 1932, which we posit to be fantastic cinema's best year. We hope and expect to issue at least two volumes per calendar year, although we're on track to publish three in 2017. Stay tuned for more announcements.

In the meantime, don't miss out on our first release in the Blood 'n' Thunder Presents series. We guarantee it'll make a valuable addition to any home library of reference works covering pulp fiction and vintage American popular culture.





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

Now Available: The First Volume Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER PRESENTS
Now Available for Shipping: THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER SAMPLER
Murania’s First Release of 2017
September 30: Collectibles for Sale Section Update
Collectibles Section Updated


Bold Venture Press

Contents
The Golden Saint Meets the Scorpion Queen |
Richard A. Lupoff
When the Means Just Defy the End | Stanley C. Sargent
Chicago Man | E. K. Jarvis
The Night Visitor | Bret Bouriseau
Waterfront Fists | Robert E. Howard
The Haunted Landscape | Greye La Spina
Ritual Burning | Stuart Hopen
Tigre and Isola | Will H. Thompson
Vampire Blood Strip | Tim J. Finn
Desert Rescue | Larry Latham


* eBook edition on sale June 15th
Softcover, 7" x 10", 130 pages, $12.95
eBook: $3.99



Bold Venture Press
A TASK FOR ZORRO
Zorro: The Complete Pulp Adventures #5
Johnston McCulley
Now available on CreateSpace!
Now available on Amazon.com!

Bold Venture Press presents A Task for Zorro, a full-length adventure from 1947, rarely seen since its original publication.

Don Marcos Vargas — His inherited fortunes had been squandered. He was tolerated in polite society because of his lineage and social standing, but one by one his friends were dropping away; Pedro Ramirez — Truth and honesty were difficult virtues for him. Perhaps he was leading Vargas down the wrong path in an attempt to rebuild his fortune?; Barney Burke — The Americano traveled through the pueblo, befriending Diego Vega. His goal was to build a cattle ranch of his own. But he hoped to finance his endeavor with the reward for Señor Zorro’s capture!; Diego Vega — Apathetic and languid by day, he was secretly El Zorro, the masked highwayman, by night! His sword rang true, clashed against enemy steel, in defense of the poor and downtrodden!

This edition includes fifteen Zorro short stories from West magazine. In the introduction, John E. Petty discusses "Zorro: The Unique, the Unusual, and the Bizarre" — an examination of Zorro movies and collectibles in other countries that are ... unusual.

CONTENTS
Introduction: "Zorro: The Unique, the Unusual, and the Bizarre" by John E. Petty
Novel: A Task for Zorro
Short stories: "Zorro Saves His Honor," "Zorro and the Pirate," "Zorro Beats a Drum," "Zorro’s Strange Duel," "Zorro’s Masked Menace," "Zorro Aids and Invalid," "Zorro Saves and American," "Zorro Meets a Rogue," "Zorro Races with Death," "Zorro Fights for Peace," "Zorro Serenades a Siren," "Zorro Meets a Wizard," "Zorro Fights With Fire," "Gold For a Tyrant," and "The Hide Huner"


Softcover, 6" x 9", 362 pages, $19.95







Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Jirel of Joiry - New!
Pulp Appeal: Hap and Leonard
Pulp Appeal: Erle Stanley Gardner
Pulp Appeal: Zorro
Pulp Appeal: Elric of Melniboné


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Metal Chamber, by Duane W. Rimel - New!
The Unknown Fritz Leiber - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Jim Steranko - New!
Appendix N and the Dawn of the Pulp Revolution - New!
THROWBACK SF THURSDAY: The Secret of the Sinharat and People of the Talisman by Leigh Brackett
Review: Broadswords & Blasters
Cleverer and Cleverer as You Go Back in Time
Clark Ashton Smith
THE BEAST OF AVEROIGNE
Now available!


Experience the Terror! This debut release by Haunted Abbey Mythos is a theatrical, musical, audiobook presentation of Clark Ashton Smith's Weird Fiction masterpiece, "The Beast of Averoigne".

The work consists of a dramatic narration read by Matthew Knight of Eternal Winter, set to a backdrop of eerie soundscapes scored by avant garde electronic musician, Jon Zaremba, and contains 5 unique interlude pieces by Knight, which range from ambient synth-driven, to darkly Romantic.

CD includes 12-panel booklet, featuring elaborate artwork and an extensive fold-out map of Averoigne.


1. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. I.
2. Terror in the Moonless Woods
3. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. II.
4. Interrogation of the Demon-Ring
5. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. III.
6. Perigon Bedeviled
7. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. IV.
8. Theophile’s Martyrdom
9. The Beast of Averoigne Pt. V.
10. Evil of the Stars

$6.99 USD Plus Shipping



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

THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XV: Saturday Night
- New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XIV: The 3rd Murder - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XIII: La Paloma - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XII: The Emperor's Gift - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter XI: Merry-Go-Round - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter X: The Fat Man - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter IX: The Belvedere Divan - New!
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter VIII: Brigid
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter VII: G in the Air
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter VI: The Undersized Shadow
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter V: The Levantine
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter IV: The Black Bird
THE MALTESE FALCON Comic Book - Chapter III: Three Women


The Digest Enthusiast #6
 Now available!

The sixth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and eBook editions.

Contents:
• Digest News Previews of Rick Ollerman’s Down & Out: The Magazine #1, Karen Valentine’s Betty Fedora #4, Pulp Literature #15, The Pulpster #26, our joint venture with Uncle B. Publications, Pulp Modern, and much more.
• Interviews with Edd Vick (Analog, Asimov’s)* and B.K. Stevens (AHMM).
• Manhunt 1953 #1–4 synopses by Peter Enfantino of the greatest crime digest ever.
• International Science Fiction #1 & 2 a fascinating look at this short-lived digest.
• Bob Hope’s They Got Me Covered, a title that turned out to be all too true, by Steve Carper
• Sharon Tate’s Fate, weird reporting on the horrific murder by Tom Brinkmann
• Digest Dolls Trading Cards by Max Allan Collins
• Weirdbook #34 reviewed
• Fiction by Lesann Berry, Alec Cizak, and Joe Wehrle, Jr.
• Artwork and cartoons by Brad W. Foster, Michael Neno, Bob Vojtko, and Joe Wehrle, Jr. Haiku by Clark Dissmeyer

Cover by Brian Buniak



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




 
 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Suspense Novel #2
- New!
Weirdbook #35  - New!
Captain Future Returns - New!
The Digest Enthusiast Book Six
The Digest Enthusiast #6 update
Trouble, trouble, and still more trouble
Ron Fortier’s The Hideout


Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING
Now available for pre-order!
Early bird pricing available until June 15!

Tarzan and the Cannibal King is an all-new Tarzan tale, a spectacular addition to any Tarzan collection.

In a jungle country little known to the dusky race of man and never visited by the white, there lived a boy, orphaned almost at birth, but reared against all odds by a tribe of apes like none ever seen in a zoo. And so begins this epic adventure.

Written by veteran Burroughs writer Jake Saunders.
Hardback format with dust jacket.
256 pages printed on 80# paper in a generous 8 x 10 format.
Smyth-sewn binding covered in Italian Cialux cloth with gold foil-stamped cover.
Nine full-color paintings by Alex Nino, including three that are fold-out.
A six-page bonus section featuring Alex Nino's sketches and preliminary artwork.
Title and endpaper designs by veteran illustrator Zavier Leslie Cabarga.
Two-color title page, letterpress-printed on 100% cotton Crane Lettra paper.
Numerous black and white illustrations and page decorations by Alex Nino.
Published by Hyborean Press.
A great story in a work-of-art format sure to please any fine quality book lover.

We don't yet have reviews for Tarzan and the Cannibal King, but Saunders' previous book, The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron, received high praise from Burroughs fans, including Richard Lupoff and Harlan Ellison.
You can expect the same high quality and high adventure in Jake's newest novel, Tarzan and the Cannibal King!

This from Richard Lupoff (full review at www.the martianlegion.com): "I've never seen or read anything like this astonishing book. And after coming to terms with the magnificent production, there is Jake Saunders' prodigious novel. Like everything else in this book, it's larger than life. Vast stretches of glorious adventure and dazzling imagery."

And these words from Harlan Ellsion (full review at www.the martianlegion.com): "I could go on expounding what a joy, what a pleasure holding and reading