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26 May 2017

2017 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
June 8-11, 2017


ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott, 8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.
We have reserved almost 3000 sf of meeting space and have negotiated a rate of $89/night for ECOF attenders.


The hotel is located 5 miles northeast of the DFW Airport and provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from DFW Airport which is three miles away.
Reservations must be made by May 18, 2017 to receive this special pricing.
The hotel is providing our group complimentary WiFi and parking and the hotel amenities include 2 urban restaurant/bars serving
American cuisine, a fitness center, a business center, a hot tub, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool.
To reserve your room, call the hotel at 972-929-8800 and tell them you are with the ECOF group and wish to receive the group rate.


Hosted by the HELL'S BENDERS
The Latest word from Jim Goodwin:
Buddy Saunders will be premiering his new book, "Tarzan and the Cannibal King"
 Bob Zeuschner will be there with his new Bibliography
Joe Lukes will be premiering his new bibliography:
"The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints."
This book is revised and enlarged to include all variants of the G&Ds.
The guests of honor are still in negotiation.
The Saturday night banquet will be (what else) Barbeque.
There probably will be more than three books premiered at the ECOF.
All registrants will receive a leather name badge.

HOTEL INFORMATION
ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott,
8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.  972-929-8800  


Altus Press
SECRET AGENT X: THE COMPLETE SERIES, VOLUME 8
 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers, Introduction by Tom Johnson
Now available!
 
For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939,Secret Agent “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers:
“Slaves of the Scorpion,” “Satan’s Syndicate,” “The Assassins’ League,”
“Plague of the Golden Death” and “Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan.”
This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!
 
432 pages
$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $28.95 softcover




Altus Press
LEO MARGULIES: GIANT OF THE PULPS—HIS THRILLING, EXCITING, AND POPULAR JOURNEY
by Philip Sherman

Now available!

Pulp magazines written initially for boys in the first half of the Twentieth Century dominated the industry with stories about cowboys and Indians, science fiction, and adventure. They were written by such illustrious authors as Louis L’Amour, Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, and Isaac Asimov, with a readership of tens of millions, for 10 cents a copy. The best-known editor of this era was Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of Standard Magazines – The Thrilling Group. During one period, he bought two million words a month. He edited more than 70 magazines and was, for a time, the highest-paid pulp magazine editor in the country.

Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, by his nephew, Philip Sherman, includes stories by members of his family, friends, and writers, about his generosity and encouragement to so many.

Dr. Sherman’s extensive research draws largely upon correspondence records from university archives, including University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Boston University, and Texas A&M University, and many others, and from journals such as Writers’ Digest and Author & Journalist. He talked and wrote to writers and others who knew his uncle and of course drew upon his own family’s personal experiences with this remarkable man.

354 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

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 Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill
Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3
Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!

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)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in August!
Coming to comic shops August 30!

THE SHADOW Volume 121: "" & ""

 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 121 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17.
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)



Antipodes Press
FANTÔMAS CAPTURED and THE REVENGE OF FANTÔMAS
Now available!


Now available from Antipodes Press: Fantômas Captured and The Revenge of Fantômas, #35 and #36 of the Fantômas series of detective novels.

Fantômas Captured by Marcel Allain
Fantômas extorts powerful politicians and financiers as part of a plot to rob the Crédit International bank and get rid of Inspector Juve once and for all. When the great detective falls into the macabre snares of the Lord of Terror, the journalist Jerome Fandor in his desperation must seek the help of Lady Beltham, the wayward lover of Fantômas, to save his beloved friend in this, the thirty-fifth book of the series.

The Revenge of Fantômas by Marcel Allain
After leaving the captured Fantômas in the custody of Jerome Fandor, Inspector Juve is shocked to learn that the journalist has let him escape. With Fandor under suspicion of being an accomplice of the Genius of Evil, the two friends follow separate paths to track down their nemesis, with the final chapters of this, the thirty-sixth of the Fantômas novels, comprising what is surely the most dizzying, breakneck action sequence of the series.




The Art of Joe DeVito: DOC SAVAGE: EMPIRE OF DOOM - Now available!

Limited Edition Archival Giclée
Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs
Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity


Choose Image size:
13 x 19 (Includes Border) - $50.00
17 x 22 (Includes Border) - $70.00
$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)





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

BATMAN/SHADOW #5 (of 6) - Coming in August!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo, Variant covers by Tim Sale and Chris Burnham





Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August ?.

BATMAN/SHADOW #5 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Rossmo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Sale cover).

 

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

For more than 14 years, Blood 'n' Thunder chronicled the evolution of adventure, mystery and melodrama in pulp fiction, radio drama, comic strips, and motion pictures produced in the first five decades of the Twentieth Century. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written by hobbyists, historians, and academics, the non-fiction pieces in Blood 'n' Thunder raised the bar for scholars of American popular culture.

This anthology collects some of the most memorable works to grace the journal's pages, along with the illustrations that accompanied their initial publication. Such popular pulp heroes as The Spider and Doc Savage are explored. Early multi-media appearances of famous fictional characters Zorro, Tarzan, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Green Hornet are covered in depth. Lengthy biographical essays profile such giants of the pulp-magazine industry as publisher Frank A. Munsey, writer Gordon Young, and artist Norman Saunders. The Golden Age of American popular culture is celebrated in each and every selection, with Blood 'n' Thunder contributors offering previously unreported and long-forgotten facts. Painting a vivid picture of a bygone era, the material contained herein is not only educational but entertaining as well.

If you've read about but not tried Blood 'n' Thunder for yourself, here's a great way to sample the zine.

Who knows, the Sampler just might inspire you to buy all the back issues and see what you've missing!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

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




Bold Venture Press
A TASK FOR ZORRO
Zorro: The Complete Pulp Adventures #
5
Johnston McCulley

Now available on CreateSpace!
Coming May 25 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: Zorro
Pulp Appeal: Elric of Melniboné
Issue 1 Now Available in Print
Pulp Appeal: Randolph Carter




Castalia House Blog - Now online!



Review: Broadswords & Blasters - New!
Cleverer and Cleverer as You Go Back in Time
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Michael Leonard
The Pulps Were Not Kids Literature

CONAN THE SLAYER #12 - Coming in August!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover:
Frolian Gardner
Color: Michael Atiyeh


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

CONAN THE SLAYER #12 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17.



 

CP Entertainment Books
Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Silver Screen Books 3, 4, & 5

Now available!


CP Entertainment Books is proud to announce the continuation of the "Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Silver Screen" series of books first begun in 2001 by ERBville Press.
The series deals with all of the films which were based on the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs or which utilized one or more characters from his books, such as Tarzan.

The following books are now available!

Book 3: 1930-1939 deals with:
Tarzan, the Ape ManTarzan the FearlessTarzan and His MateThe New Adventures of TarzanThe Capture of TarzanThe Lion ManTarzan EscapesTarzan’s RevengeTarzan and the Green GoddessTarzan Finds a Son!

Book 4: 1940-1949 deals with:

Jungle GirlTarzan’s Secret TreasurePerils of NyokaTarzan’s New York AdventureTarzan TriumphsTarzan’s Desert MysteryTarzan and the AmazonsTarzan and the Leopard WomanTarzan and the HuntressTarzan and the MermaidsTarzan’s Magic Fountain

Book 5: 1950-1959 deals with:
Tarzan and the Slave GirlTarzan’s PerilTarzan’s Savage FuryTarzan and the She-DevilTarzan’s Hidden JungleTarzan and the Lost SafariTarzan’s Fight For LifeTarzan’s Greatest AdventureTarzan, the Ape Man

The first two books in the new series will cover the silent years and are in preparation. Book 6, deadling with the decade 1960-1969 is also in preparation. Further books in the series are in the planning stages.

Each book contains well over a hundred images, most in color or sepia. Book 3 contains 172 images, Book 4 has 204 images, and Book 5 has 224 images.

These books can be ordered directly from the publisher, CP Entertainment Books, at www.cpentbooks.com, or from amazon.com or createspace.com.

CP Entertainment Books is a subsidiary of Jerry Schneider Enterprises LLC, which is the world's number one publisher of Edgar Rice Burroughs' books.


CP Entertainment Books   Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Silver Screen series




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




Forgotten Books: THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE aka A MAN CALLED SPADE aka THEY CAN ONLY HANG YOU ONCE
- New!
A MR. MAC duo from Gary Lovisi: "The Affair of Lady Wescott's Lost Ruby" & "The Case of the Unseen Assassin"
Around the World with DR. NO (1962)
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1936)
Western Round-up: HOPALONG CASSIDY



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Ron Fortier’s The Hideout
- New!
TDE6 Cover Preview

Broadswords and Blasters #1
Mary Elizabeth Counselman’s Pennies



DRAGON TEETH: A NOVEL - Now available!
by Michael Crichton

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
$28.99



THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #4 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Rags Morales, Robert Castro



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August ?.

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #5 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17.

    
   
   



THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #2 (of 5) - Coming in August!
(Writer) Fred Van Lente (Art) Bob Q
Cover A:
Mike and Laura Allred
Cover B: Ty Templeton
Cover C: Javier Pulido



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale
August ?.

THE GREEN HORNET '66 MEETS THE SPIRIT #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Allred cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Templeton cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Pulido cover).


 
 

Hermes Press:  - Coming in August!




Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, Partial Color, $50.00



 

Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Pulp and Sundry
Hardboiled Treasures
Max Latin
Nominations
REH Palooza
Quick Update, Now with Conan


JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #6 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Ben Percy (Art) Rapha Lobosco
Cover A: Dominic Reardon, Cover B: Jason Masters, Cover C: Patrick Zircher



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August ?.

JAMES BOND: BLACK BOX #6 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Reardon cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Masters cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Taylor cover).

 
 
 

JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #2 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Andy Diggle (Art) Luca Casalanguida
Cover A: Greg Smallwood, Cover B: Luca Casalanguida, Cover C: Juan Doe



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August ?.


JAMES BOND: KILL CHAIN #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Smallwood cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Casalanguida cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Doe cover).

    
  
    


JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #2 (of 6) - Coming in August!
(Co-writers) Kyle Higgins & Joe Gentile (Art) Alexandre Shibao
Cover A:
Tom Mandrake
Cover B: Alexandre Shibao



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August ?.

JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #2 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Mandrake cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Shibao cover).



   
   

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 #2 - Coming in August!
(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art) Luca Pizzari
Cover A: Luca Pizzari
Cover B: Alex Sanchez


Robert E. Howard’s legendary warrior king returns!

Kull of Atlantis as been called from his mysterious mirror limbo throughout America’s history to wage battle during major crisis events—so-called Fourth Turnings—that mark the death of one age and the birth of another, greater one. Now, the time as come for the final Turning… but can Kull survive America’s greatest crisis and claim his long-prophesized New Atlantean throne?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August ?.

KULL ETERNAL #3 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Pizzari cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Sanchez cover).

 
 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Blood 'N' Thunder: The Final Issue
Actor Don Gordon, dead at age 90
Johnny Quest Soundtrack
NEW BOOKS, OLD SUBJECTS: BOOK REVIEWS
BLACK MIRROR: A MODERN DAY OUTER LIMITS



September 14-16, 2017! 

Hunt Valley Wyndham (recently changed now to a Marriott)
SAME HOTEL, NEW NAME.

Announcing the first half of our celebrity lineup for our 2017 event!
Remember you can purchase your admission tickets in advance through the website and save money. And book your hotel room early before they are sold out!
Hotel: (410) 785-7000


VENDOR HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
​CELEBRITY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
​MOVIE ROOM: 24 hours a day
​PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: 9 am to 9 pm (See schedule of events)


Celebrity Lineup (So far)

MARTIN LANDAU
The star of the original MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and SPACE: 1999 made appearances on tons of TV shows including THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE OUTER LIMITS.
Among his earliest appearances is Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST. Mr. Landau is also an Oscar winner for his role of Bela Lugosi in ED WOOD (1994).

CINDY WILLIAMS
From AMERICAN GRAFFITI to LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY (she was Shirley for anyone trying to keep track of who was who), Cindy Williams loves to meet and greet fans.
This year you'll have a chance to meet up with her and get her autograph! 

MORGAN FAIRCHILD
From DALLAS to FALCON CREST, you remember her role in both daytime and primetime soap operas.
Like all of the other celebrities she will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.

BELINDA MONTGOMERY
If you don't remember THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS, you should. She was Patrick Duffy's assistant/love interest.
A really great show that had too short of a run. She was Doogie Howser's mother on DOOGIE HOWSER, MD, and appeared in the recent TRON: LEGACY.
(If you haven't figured out the pattern here -- wink, wink -- of a major celebrity yet to be announced, keep thinking about it...)
We are excited to know Belinda will be a guest at this year's convention!

MAUD ADAMS
Few women can claim to be a three-time Bond girl but Maud Adams can.
She was Christopher Lee's lover in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, the title role of OCTOPUSSY, and then made a third appearance briefly in the background of A VIEW TO A KILL.
Okay, so the last one is a stretch. But she is probably the best remembered Bond girl for having been prominent in two 007 movies! 

BARBARA CARRERA
When Sean Connery returned in the role of 007 for NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, the beautiful Barbara Carrera signed on to play the female lead.
From THE ISLAND OF DR. MUREAU to the TV mini-series CENTENNIAL, she was the exotic feature you could not get enough of.


GARY CONWAY
Land of the Giants
Burke's Law
I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

TOMMY COOK
The Adventures of Red Ryder
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
Teen-Age Crime Wave



PRE-CODE CLASSICS:  - Coming in ???!
(Art) John Celardo & Various



Hardcover, 7x10, 184 pages, Full Color, $44.99, On sale ???.

PRE-CODE CLASSICS:  is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17.



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

"One-Play McKay" by Gardner F. Fox from FOOTBALL STORIES, 2nd Fall, 1949

Wanna stop the Whales? Wanna stop Truck Fenton, their ground-eating halfback? Just page Link McKay, end De Luxe against any Fenton-spurred drive . . . but a washout with the marbles down.

"Renegade" by J. Harvey Haggard from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, June, 1937
Ellord Trant has betrayed the V. S. Pelledaria to the spiders of Asteroid 42XY, and all for the glory of the mysterious core-beings, and queen he loved. Now he plans to leaps from the ship in a vacuum suit to join his queen in her underground world. Unbeknownst to him is that the captain of the ship was charging the ship to launch a thunderbolt of energy to destroy the spider's barrier.

"Hot Lead for Heinkels" by David Goodis from AIR WAR, Winter, 1941 (December, 1940)
Yank Ed Denny Scours the Skies of Battle to Wipe Them Clean of a Doublecrossing Nazi Rat Who Would Sell Out His Pals for a Song!



Pulp Den - Now online!

Earth Volk

Cover Reveal: Pangaea: Eden's Planet  
The Princeling of Nanjing
Glass Souls  

         Pulp Den  

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

Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 
Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Blood of Strangers
The Real Cool Killers
Assignment Lili Lamaris
The Kill Squad
Next of Kin

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.

RED SONJA #8 - Coming in August!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Ben Caldwell
Cover C: Tyler Kirkham
Cover D:  Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Mel Rubi

The She-Devil embarks on a whole new adventure… across America! Sonja takes a ride with Max in search of a way back home, and discovers maybe our worlds aren’t that different after all…


Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale July 12.

RED SONJA #8 is solicited in the June PREVIEWS (Available May 31).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Gomez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUN17 (Rubi cover).

      
 
    
     
     



Robert E. Howard Days
June 9-10, 2017!  
Registration forms are now available!

You may use the form here to register for Howard Days in June.

Please note that the registration taking place is primarily for the Friday Celebration Banquet.
ALL the activities at Howard Days: admission to the Howard Museum and grounds, the Bus Tour, all panels, swap meet, readings and other activities are presented FREE of charge!
The $15.00 fee gets you a seat at the Banquet plus helps defray the cost of drinks, donuts, and a hot dog lunch.

You won't find a better deal all summer.
Plus you get to hang out with a great group of people!
Hope to see you in June - it's never too late to come on down to Howard Days.
It's in Texas - there's plenty of room!




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!


Silver Screen Icons: Johnny Weissmuller As Tarzan, Volume 1 - Coming May 30!

Contains:
Tarzan the Ape Man
Tarzan and his Mate
Tarzan Escapes
Tarzan finds a Son


Format    DVD
Studio    Warner Home Video
Release Date    05/30/2017

List price: $19.99



StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue 1 - New Kickstarter campaign!

StoryHack Action & Adventure is a literary journal that publishes action adventure fiction in any genre.

To be more clear, by action I mean that there are characters actively engaged with an antagonist who represents imminent physical danger. Fistfights, car chases, vine swinging over alligators or spikes, jungle insects, ruthless mafia bosses, all that. But the protagonist must have an active role in it, rather than just having stuff happen at him/her.

By adventure, I mean the character does awesome things (is proactive) in a exotic (not mundane) situation. Heroics often enter in. The protagonist can be in a cool time period, a fantasy world, or have a bizarre profession, something about his/her situation transports the reader out of the mundane world.

And I’m serious when I say any genre. Space opera, sword & sorcery, lost world, high-seas swashbuckling, occult detective, treasure hunt / explorer, western, technothriller, anything that has both action and adventure.


This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, June 7 2017.




SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS - Rescheduled for July 11!
Edited by Paula Guran

Flashing swords and fearsome magicks . . . high adventure and wondrous wizardry . . . dread monsters and vast rewards . . .

Tales of sword and sorcery at their best offer keen wit, ingenious perception, freewheeling imagination, and canny invention. From its swashbuckling beginnings of good versus evil battles to clashes of more nuanced principles set in complex settings to havoc shaped by grittier perspectives, ambiguous morality, deep history, and expansive worldbuilding―readers continue to be thrilled by the exploits of great warriors and mighty mages.

Swords Against Darkness: an epic anthology of short stories and novellas from classic to modern, each tale a memorable vision from masters of mistresses of heroic fantasy past and present!

Contents
Paula Guran, Introduction: “Knowledge Takes Precedence Over Death”

Forging & Shaping
Robert E. Howard, “The Tower of the Elephant”
C. L. Moore, “Hellsgarde”
Clark Ashton Smith, “The Dark Eidolon”
Jack Vance, “Liane the Wayfarer”
Leigh Brackett, “Black Amazon of Mars”
Fritz Leiber, “Ill Met in Lankhmar”
Michael Moorcock, “While the Gods Laugh”

Normalizing & Annealing
Tanith Lee, “Hero at the Gates”
C. J. Cherryh, “A Thief in Korianth”
Karl Edward Wagner, “Undertow”
Katherine Kurtz, “Swords Against the Marluk”
Mercedes Lackey, “Out of the Deep”
Michael Shea, “Epistle from Lebanoi”
James Enge, “Payment Deferred”
John Balestra, “The Swords of Her Heart” (original)

Tempering & Sharpening
Joanna Russ, “Bluestocking”
Samuel R. Delany, “The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers”
Elizabeth Moon, “First Blood”
Saladin Ahmed, “Where Virtue Lives”
Scott Lynch, “The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats”
Steven Erikson, “Goats of Glory”
Elizabeth Bear, “The Ghost Makers”
Kameron Hurley, “The Plague Givers”

Trade Paperback, 6" x 9", 576 pages, $19.95



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

Earl Pierce, Jr. (1910-1982) - New!
Bruce Bryan (1906-2004)
Dudley S. Corlett (ca. 1880-1946)  
Ethel Morgan-Dunham (1880-1960)
 
Kirke Mechem (1889-1985)



WEINBERG TALES
Now available direct from Phyllis Weinberg!
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

There is an active link on the American Fantasy Press website where you can order WEINBERG TALES directly from Phyllis Weinberg.
The price is $30.00 postpaid
for U.S. shipping via media mail.

Foreign orders or multiple copies please inquire for cost.
Send orders to Phyllisweinberg63@gmail.com
A Paypal invoice will be sent to you.
 
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.
Please consider lending your support
to preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.


WEIRDBOOK #34
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 Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.


WEIRDBOOK #35

Coming in May!










19 May 2017

2017 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
June 8-11, 2017


ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott, 8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.
We have reserved almost 3000 sf of meeting space and have negotiated a rate of $89/night for ECOF attenders.


The hotel is located 5 miles northeast of the DFW Airport and provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from DFW Airport which is three miles away.
Reservations must be made by May 18, 2017 to receive this special pricing.
The hotel is providing our group complimentary WiFi and parking and the hotel amenities include 2 urban restaurant/bars serving
American cuisine, a fitness center, a business center, a hot tub, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool.
To reserve your room, call the hotel at 972-929-8800 and tell them you are with the ECOF group and wish to receive the group rate.


Hosted by the HELL'S BENDERS
The Latest word from Jim Goodwin:
Buddy Saunders will be premiering his new book, "Tarzan and the Cannibal King"
 Bob Zeuschner will be there with his new Bibliography
Joe Lukes will be premiering his new bibliography:
"The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints."
This book is revised and enlarged to include all variants of the G&Ds.
The guests of honor are still in negotiation.
The Saturday night banquet will be (what else) Barbeque.
There probably will be more than three books premiered at the ECOF.
All registrants will receive a leather name badge.

HOTEL INFORMATION
ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott,
8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.  972-929-8800  


Airship 27 Productions
New Pulp Invades Pittsburgh!

With PulpFest moving to the Steel City of Pittsburgh (July 27th to July 30th), the New Pulp Community has joined in the promotion by holding two separate book signings in the Pittsburgh area during the con weekend.

On Friday evening, 28th July, starting at 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble located in the Monroewille Mall, 200 Mall Circle Dr. Monroeville, PA will host New Pulp writers Fred Adams, Jr., Wayne Carey, Jim Beard and Tommy Hancock.

On Sat. morning, 29th July, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Rickert & Beagle Books, 3222 W. Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, will host writers Barbara Doran, John Simcoe, Fred Adams Jr., and David White.

These seven writers are among the finest in New Pulp Fiction and are only a few of the dozens of talented pulp authors and artists who will be in attendance at the PulpFest Convention. Created to continue and preserve the legacy of this unique literary form, the convention is open to the public and information regarding ticket prices, guests and panels can be found at (http://www.pulpfest.com/)



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



 

Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode #27 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Detectives, Pirates, Ghosts and More!








Altus Press
SECRET AGENT X: THE COMPLETE SERIES, VOLUME 8
 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers, Introduction by Tom Johnson
Now available!
 
For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939,Secret Agent “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers:
“Slaves of the Scorpion,” “Satan’s Syndicate,” “The Assassins’ League,”
“Plague of the Golden Death” and “Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan.”
This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!
 
432 pages
$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $28.95 softcover




Altus Press
LEO MARGULIES: GIANT OF THE PULPS—HIS THRILLING, EXCITING, AND POPULAR JOURNEY
by Philip Sherman

Now available!

Pulp magazines written initially for boys in the first half of the Twentieth Century dominated the industry with stories about cowboys and Indians, science fiction, and adventure. They were written by such illustrious authors as Louis L’Amour, Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, and Isaac Asimov, with a readership of tens of millions, for 10 cents a copy. The best-known editor of this era was Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of Standard Magazines – The Thrilling Group. During one period, he bought two million words a month. He edited more than 70 magazines and was, for a time, the highest-paid pulp magazine editor in the country.

Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, by his nephew, Philip Sherman, includes stories by members of his family, friends, and writers, about his generosity and encouragement to so many.

Dr. Sherman’s extensive research draws largely upon correspondence records from university archives, including University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Boston University, and Texas A&M University, and many others, and from journals such as Writers’ Digest and Author & Journalist. He talked and wrote to writers and others who knew his uncle and of course drew upon his own family’s personal experiences with this remarkable man.

354 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

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 Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill
Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3
Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops May 3
!

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)

Antipodes Press
FANTÔMAS CAPTURED and THE REVENGE OF FANTÔMAS
Now available!


Now available from Antipodes Press: Fantômas Captured and The Revenge of Fantômas, #35 and #36 of the Fantômas series of detective novels.

Fantômas Captured by Marcel Allain
Fantômas extorts powerful politicians and financiers as part of a plot to rob the Crédit International bank and get rid of Inspector Juve once and for all. When the great detective falls into the macabre snares of the Lord of Terror, the journalist Jerome Fandor in his desperation must seek the help of Lady Beltham, the wayward lover of Fantômas, to save his beloved friend in this, the thirty-fifth book of the series.

The Revenge of Fantômas by Marcel Allain
After leaving the captured Fantômas in the custody of Jerome Fandor, Inspector Juve is shocked to learn that the journalist has let him escape. With Fandor under suspicion of being an accomplice of the Genius of Evil, the two friends follow separate paths to track down their nemesis, with the final chapters of this, the thirty-sixth of the Fantômas novels, comprising what is surely the most dizzying, breakneck action sequence of the series.




The Art of Joe DeVito: DOC SAVAGE: EMPIRE OF DOOM - Now available!

Limited Edition Archival Giclée
Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs
Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity


Choose Image size:
13 x 19 (Includes Border) - $50.00
17 x 22 (Includes Border) - $70.00
$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Queensberry Justice: The Omnibus of Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Stories by Anderw Salmon

Award winning author Andrew Salmon has collected his 3 Sherlock Holmes fight card novels into one omnibus edition.  This new edition includes the noels (Work Capital, Blood to the Bone, and A Congregation of Pallbearers) along with new artwork (in full color in the Kindle eBook version), three new short stories, and a different version of the central chapter from Blood to the Bone.  This is a collectors item that no fan will want to miss.

Past episodes:
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 #2 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 24!
Written by Steve Orlando & Scott Snyder
Art and cover by Riley Rossmo, Variant covers by Tim Sale and Chris Burnham



The second chapter in the historic team-up of history’s greatest vigilantes is here!
The Shadow must convince Batman of his innocence so the two can seek out their true common foe, the Stag, before he takes out Batman’s greatest allies.
Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

For more than 14 years, Blood 'n' Thunder chronicled the evolution of adventure, mystery and melodrama in pulp fiction, radio drama, comic strips, and motion pictures produced in the first five decades of the Twentieth Century. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written by hobbyists, historians, and academics, the non-fiction pieces in Blood 'n' Thunder raised the bar for scholars of American popular culture.

This anthology collects some of the most memorable works to grace the journal's pages, along with the illustrations that accompanied their initial publication. Such popular pulp heroes as The Spider and Doc Savage are explored. Early multi-media appearances of famous fictional characters Zorro, Tarzan, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Green Hornet are covered in depth. Lengthy biographical essays profile such giants of the pulp-magazine industry as publisher Frank A. Munsey, writer Gordon Young, and artist Norman Saunders. The Golden Age of American popular culture is celebrated in each and every selection, with Blood 'n' Thunder contributors offering previously unreported and long-forgotten facts. Painting a vivid picture of a bygone era, the material contained herein is not only educational but entertaining as well.

If you've read about but not tried Blood 'n' Thunder for yourself, here's a great way to sample the zine.

Who knows, the Sampler just might inspire you to buy all the back issues and see what you've missing!



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

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




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

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

PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!

Bold Venture Press
A TASK FOR ZORRO
Zorro: The Complete Pulp Adventures #
5
Johnston McCulley

Now available on CreateSpace!
Coming May 25 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



Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #5
 Featuring: Tom Corbett and the Mutant Master
Now available!

Space helmets on for the science fiction issue!

"Tom Corbett and the Mutant Masters" by R. Allen Leider — An untold tale of mystery and mayhem — Tom Corbett and his companions investigate kidnappings on Mars.
The mystery leads to a mad genius and genetic experiments, and the intrigue that occurs when big business and science collide head-on!

"Red Sands" by DJ Tyrer — a space crew's disappearance leads to startling discoveries.
"Casablanca Blues" by KT Pinto — An adventure in a universe of warriors and uncertain exploration.
"The Finishers" by Audrey Parente — A perfect society was the goal, but it proves slightly imperfect with a tyrannical health care system!

Cover and illustrations by Ed Coutts.


Softcover, 7" x 10", 62 pages, $6.00
eBook edition $2.99





Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Zorro
Pulp Appeal: Elric of Melniboné
Issue 1 Now Available in Print
Pulp Appeal: Randolph Carter
Pulp Appeal: Conan the Barbarian
Pulp Appeal: Tarzan
Pulp Appeal: Kull




Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Review: Broadswords & Blasters - New!
Cleverer and Cleverer as You Go Back in Time
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Michael Leonard
The Pulps Were Not Kids Literature

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 2: CITY OF THIEVES TPB - Arriving in comic shops May 24!

Kurt Busiek (Writer), Mike Mignola (Writer), Timothy Truman (Writer), Cary Nord (Pencils), Michael Wm. Kaluta (Pencils), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), Dave Stewart (Color), Richard Isanove (Color), and Tony Harris (Cover)

Showcasing the conclusion of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Cary Nord’s groundbreaking work on the series, plus the inaugurations of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this volume includes adaptations of “The Tower of the Elephant,” “The Hall of the Dead,” and “Rogues in the House.

Features the conclusion of the legendary run by Eisner Award winners Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord!
Special guest appearances by Michael Wm. Kaluta and Mike Mignola!

Conan's earliest adventures in affordable omnibus format!

Full Color, 7" x 10", 472 pages, $24.99



CONAN THE SLAYER #9 - Arriving in comic shops May 24!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover:
Frolian Gardner
Color: Michael Atiyeh

The sinister Jehungir Agha enlists the bewitching Octavia to lure Conan to the remote island of Xapur, where Agha's murderous trap is to be sprung. But other malign forces are at work in Xapur's jungle-choked ruins . . . and the Devil in Iron lurks in the shadows!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






CP Entertainment Books
Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Silver Screen Books 3, 4, & 5

Now available!


CP Entertainment Books is proud to announce the continuation of the "Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Silver Screen" series of books first begun in 2001 by ERBville Press.
The series deals with all of the films which were based on the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs or which utilized one or more characters from his books, such as Tarzan.

The following books are now available!

Book 3: 1930-1939 deals with:
Tarzan, the Ape ManTarzan the FearlessTarzan and His MateThe New Adventures of TarzanThe Capture of TarzanThe Lion ManTarzan EscapesTarzan’s RevengeTarzan and the Green GoddessTarzan Finds a Son!

Book 4: 1940-1949 deals with:

Jungle GirlTarzan’s Secret TreasurePerils of NyokaTarzan’s New York AdventureTarzan TriumphsTarzan’s Desert MysteryTarzan and the AmazonsTarzan and the Leopard WomanTarzan and the HuntressTarzan and the MermaidsTarzan’s Magic Fountain

Book 5: 1950-1959 deals with:
Tarzan and the Slave GirlTarzan’s PerilTarzan’s Savage FuryTarzan and the She-DevilTarzan’s Hidden JungleTarzan and the Lost SafariTarzan’s Fight For LifeTarzan’s Greatest AdventureTarzan, the Ape Man

The first two books in the new series will cover the silent years and are in preparation. Book 6, deadling with the decade 1960-1969 is also in preparation. Further books in the series are in the planning stages.

Each book contains well over a hundred images, most in color or sepia. Book 3 contains 172 images, Book 4 has 204 images, and Book 5 has 224 images.

These books can be ordered directly from the publisher, CP Entertainment Books, at www.cpentbooks.com, or from amazon.com or createspace.com.

CP Entertainment Books is a subsidiary of Jerry Schneider Enterprises LLC, which is the world's number one publisher of Edgar Rice Burroughs' books.


CP Entertainment Books   Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Silver Screen series




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

Forgotten Books: THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE aka A MAN CALLED SPADE aka THEY CAN ONLY HANG YOU ONCE
- New!
A MR. MAC duo from Gary Lovisi: "The Affair of Lady Wescott's Lost Ruby" & "The Case of the Unseen Assassin" - New!
Around the World with DR. NO (1962) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1936) - New!
Western Round-up: HOPALONG CASSIDY - New!
STAR TREK CONTINUES episode 1: "Pilgrim of Eternity" (2013) - New!
Forgotten Books: THE CASE OF THE VELVET CLAWS by Erle Stanley Gardner (1933)
LONE RANGER Comics: "The Sergeant's Story" (1958)
Tarzan of the Movies 1: TARZAN OF THE APES (1918)


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Ron Fortier’s The Hideout
- New!
TDE6 Cover Preview
- New!
Broadswords and Blasters #1 - New!
Mary Elizabeth Counselman’s Pennies - New!
The new Pulp Modern is available now
Pulp Literature #14 Spring 2017
Spaceway Science Fiction June 1970

DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops May 24!
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Dave Acosta (Cover) Brent Schoonover & Anthony Marques
 
The Man of Bronze meets Amelia Earhart, just like we promised. She’s in the clutches of John Sunlight – Savage’s dark mirror, a madman with an apocalyptic plan and the deadly means to pull it off. The South Pacific is boiling over, in the penultimate chapter of Avallone and Acosta’s DOC SAVAGE: RING OF FIRE.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





 

DRAGON TEETH: A NOVEL - Arriving in book stores May 23!
by Michael Crichton

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
$28.99




FULL WOLF MOON - Now available!
by Lincoln Child


The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist...featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic.

Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist"--an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation--previously seen in The Forgotten Room, The Third Gate, and Deep Storm. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.

Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack--and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.

His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
$26.95



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 11: 1951-1953 HC - Arriving in comic shops May 24!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best-selling complete reprint of The Phantom dailies continues! The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore, well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books; it has frequently been copied but never equaled. Included in this volume are seven complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Governor's Family," "The Professor," and "The Jungle Patrol," "Bobo the Toy Dog," "The Great Ajax," "The Toad Men," and "The Lady from Nowhere." Strips are taken directly from King Feature's proofs.

Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, Partial Color, $50.00





Hippocampus Press
DAWNWARD SPIRE, LONELY HILL: THE LETTERS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT AND CLARK ASHTON SMITH
Pre-orders now being accepted!
Release expected August 2017!

The friendship of Clark Ashton Smith and Howard Phillips Lovecraft began in letters in 1922 and progressed over the years as each became famous to the readers of Weird Tales and other pulps of the 1920s and '30s. It began with Lovecraft, having been shown a few of Smith's poems by another friend, writing to Smith, and it continued up to Lovecraft's death -- the manuscript of his poem, “To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon His Fantastic Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures”, was found on HPL's desk, apparently the last non-letter item HPL ever wrote.

Lovecraft was attracted to Smith's poetic style, transmundane focus, and sardonic wit; Smith liked Lovecraft's sweeping vistas of time and space and his personal philosophy of what's been called “cosmic indifferentism”: the belief that humanity is no more significant in the universe than a grain of sand, a blade of grass, or a solar flare. HPL encouraged CAS to try his hand at fiction, and the two were soon passing drafts of stories back and forth for comment.

For the first time, both sides of the surviving correspondence between these two supremely significant figures in 20th century weird literature are presented, forming a literary “conversation” that ranges from topics of contemporary art and literature to the doings of the amateur press associations to which they both belonged; frank evaluations of each other’s literary (and in the case of Smith, graphic and sculptural) achievements, and surprising personal revelations unrivalled in other phases of their written output.

As in all previous volumes in the Collected Letters series, these letters have been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft and Smith. Rounding out the volume are appendices of writings by the two correspondents, shedding light on their relationship; an exhaustive bibliography; and a comprehensive index.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
Cover art by David C. Verba (draft shown)
Limited hardcover edition, August 2017
~750 pages

$65.00


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Pulp and Sundry
Hardboiled Treasures
Max Latin
Nominations
REH Palooza
Quick Update, Now with Conan


JAMES BOND: SERVICE SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops May 24!
(Writer) Kieron Gillen (Art) Antonio Fuso (Cover) Jamie McKelvie

In contemporary politics, where Britain's world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the “special relationship,” and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place...especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It’ll test Bond’s deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster... A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Darth Vader) and drawn by Antonio Fuso (Torchwood, Drive) with their thrilling take on the icon of espionage. Featuring a cover by Jamie McKelvie

Full Color, 48 pgs, $7.99





JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops May 24!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: Mike Perkins

Tiger Tanaka and Felix were pursuing the terrorists responsible for the detonation of a new, mysterious biological weapon – when a follow-up incident at Tanaka’s organizational headquarters cost them the rest of their team and resources. Now they’ve made things PERSONAL! Felix and Tanaka must take down a North Korean operative with information on the bio-bomb inside his heavily-guarded compound...before anyone else comes to harm!


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


Lovecraft Country - New series coming to HBO!

Jordan Peele will executive produce the new series “Lovecraft Country,” which has been ordered straight-to-series at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

Based on the book of the same name by Matt Ruff, the anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Black, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Blood 'N' Thunder: The Final Issue
Actor Don Gordon, dead at age 90
Johnny Quest Soundtrack
NEW BOOKS, OLD SUBJECTS: BOOK REVIEWS
BLACK MIRROR: A MODERN DAY OUTER LIMITS



September 14-16, 2017! 

Hunt Valley Wyndham (recently changed now to a Marriott)
SAME HOTEL, NEW NAME.

Announcing the first half of our celebrity lineup for our 2017 event!
Remember you can purchase your admission tickets in advance through the website and save money. And book your hotel room early before they are sold out!
Hotel: (410) 785-7000


VENDOR HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
​CELEBRITY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
​MOVIE ROOM: 24 hours a day
​PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: 9 am to 9 pm (See schedule of events)


Celebrity Lineup (So far)

MARTIN LANDAU
The star of the original MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and SPACE: 1999 made appearances on tons of TV shows including THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE OUTER LIMITS.
Among his earliest appearances is Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST. Mr. Landau is also an Oscar winner for his role of Bela Lugosi in ED WOOD (1994).

CINDY WILLIAMS
From AMERICAN GRAFFITI to LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY (she was Shirley for anyone trying to keep track of who was who), Cindy Williams loves to meet and greet fans.
This year you'll have a chance to meet up with her and get her autograph! 

MORGAN FAIRCHILD
From DALLAS to FALCON CREST, you remember her role in both daytime and primetime soap operas.
Like all of the other celebrities she will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.

BELINDA MONTGOMERY
If you don't remember THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS, you should. She was Patrick Duffy's assistant/love interest.
A really great show that had too short of a run. She was Doogie Howser's mother on DOOGIE HOWSER, MD, and appeared in the recent TRON: LEGACY.
(If you haven't figured out the pattern here -- wink, wink -- of a major celebrity yet to be announced, keep thinking about it...)
We are excited to know Belinda will be a guest at this year's convention!

MAUD ADAMS
Few women can claim to be a three-time Bond girl but Maud Adams can.
She was Christopher Lee's lover in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, the title role of OCTOPUSSY, and then made a third appearance briefly in the background of A VIEW TO A KILL.
Okay, so the last one is a stretch. But she is probably the best remembered Bond girl for having been prominent in two 007 movies! 

BARBARA CARRERA
When Sean Connery returned in the role of 007 for NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, the beautiful Barbara Carrera signed on to play the female lead.
From THE ISLAND OF DR. MUREAU to the TV mini-series CENTENNIAL, she was the exotic feature you could not get enough of.


GARY CONWAY
Land of the Giants
Burke's Law
I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

TOMMY COOK
The Adventures of Red Ryder
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
Teen-Age Crime Wave



Planetary Stories #39 - In the works!

Many apologies for the continuing delay.
The next issue WILL come out eventually.
Meanwhile here’s a link to a great story that will be in issue 39.
Brian is a new author for Planetary Stories. 
We are always open for new submissions.






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

"Exiled From Earth" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, December, 1940

Andar Sammeth, exiled from Earth many years previously, tries to help his home planet in a crisis, even though Earth doesn't want his help.

"Errornautics" by Joe Archibald from SKY FIGHTERS, Fall (October) 1946
Featuring: Ambrose Hooley and Muley Spink
When Ambrose Hooley and Muley Spink run into Sergeant Schickelgruber in the first guerre, Heil breaks loose!

"A Gunman's Gratitude" by Caddo Cameron from SHORT STORIES, July, 1949
Featuring: Mister Gunman
The Man Who Is Riding With His Chin on His Shoulder Sure Appreciates a Little Help.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Pulp Crazy – Swords against Wizardry by Fritz Leiber (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 4)
Dum-Dum 2016 – Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Coldwater Connection
Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata

Pulp Den - Now online!

Earth Volk

Cover Reveal: Pangaea: Eden's Planet  
The Princeling of Nanjing
Glass Souls  

         Pulp Den  

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

Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 
Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Blood of Strangers
The Real Cool Killers
Assignment Lili Lamaris
The Kill Squad
Next of Kin
PULP MODERN VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1 - Now available!

Larque Press recently partnered with Uncle B. Publications for the triumphant return of Pulp Modern.

Volume Two, Issue One features fiction from multiple genres, including crime, horror, and science fiction.

Pulp Modern resumes its mission to publish the very best fiction from around the world. In this issue, writers from Europe, Canada, the United States, Asia, and Australia contribute a diverse selection of thirteen short stories for the most discerning readers.

Editor Alec Cizak is a writer and filmmaker from Indianapolis. His latest novella, Down on the Street, is coming from ABC Group Documentation on June 16, 2017.
Art Director Richard Krauss is the editor and publisher of The Digest Enthusiast. Gag cartoonist Bob Vojtko contributes half a dozen new cartoons.

Contents
From the Editor by Alec Cizak
“Housewarming” by Lucy Kiff
“Maddy Lee Reviews the Movie They Made About Her and Buck” by Tim P. Walker
“Now is Not a Good Time to Die” by Mark David Adam
“The Hand We’re Dealt” by Michaël Wertenberg
“Lady of the Mask” by L.S. Engler
“The Star Trail” by Nick Manzolillo
“Wall Whispers” by Adam S. House
“La Cross” by Stephen D. Rogers
“Out of the Woods” by Joseph Rubas
“Mickey Strange” by Calvin Demmer
“Death Sentence” by Marc E. Fitch
“All Sales Final” by Mario E. Martinez
“Out of Sight” by Myke Edwards

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 1 is a 132-page digest magazine (5.5” x 8.5”)
Available in print and in Kindle and Magzter digital versions.





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
Secret Agent "X" #17 Audiobook
Monarch of Murder
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
 
A hell-ship was surging across the night waters of the Atlantic, a harbinger of doom bearing down on the shore of America. A mighty ocean liner it was, and one of its passengers came straight from the terror temple of His Satanic Majesty. That passenger was—Doctor Marko. The criminal aces of America had sent for him to lead the underworld’s horror horde . . . . Another man was on the black waters of the Atlantic. He guided a speedboat to the gigantic liner. This lone man was Secret Agent “X”—and he was going aboard the liner to stop Doctor Marko from reaching America. But even “X” was stunned at Doctor Marko’s ghastly greeting.


The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
*Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
 
A man of keen intellect, “X” showed a mastery of modern science, various languages, and ability to decipher codes. He was also a fighter, trained in a variety of fighting techniques, including jiu-jitsu and boxing, which required no weapons. This combination of skills adds to “X”’s uniqueness as a Pulp hero.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Monarch of Murder, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, August 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Her Personal life is a shambles. But no cop does it better than Fey Croaker — as she fights for respect in the L.A.P.D. ... and for justice in a city on the edge.
 
All of Los Angeles is thrust into chaos when a popular NBA athlete is charged with a series of gruesome murders. The evidence against the defendant appears overwhelming, but old evils die hard.


For L.A.P.D. homicide detective Fey Croaker and her appealing crew, the race for the truth will tax each of them to the limit. Under the scorching light of media attention, Fey’s own demons are brought into sharp focus with the life of her wayward brother literally hanging in the balance.
 
It’s a race to get to the truths hidden beneath layers of lies, secrets, and deadly perversions – and Fey must win while there is still an L.A. left to protect and serve in a new edition of Grave Sins.
 
This special edition also features a never before published short story drawn from Paul Bishop’s thirty plus year career with the LAPD. Available only in this edition of Grave Sins.
 
“Paul Bishop is the real deal—real cop, real writer. You never go wrong with a Bishop novel.”
—Max Allan Collins bestselling author of Road to Perdition.

12 hours - $23.99 Download / $47.98 Audio CDs

Newsletter special
50% savings on the brand new Fey Croaker audiobook being released today.
MP3 digital download - Normally $23.99, only $11.99 until June 1.
Audio CDs - Normally $47.98, only $23.99 until June 1.


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent "X" #2 eBook
The Spectral Strangler - March 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” Marks the Spot!
 
A Feature-Length Secret Agent “X” Novel
The Spectral Strangler by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Screams of terror throttled by a ghostly garroter! Lips sealed by a death so awful that men turned their eyes away! A genius of evil flung a challenge in the path of Secret Agent “X.” And, with all the resources at his command, he played Death’s Lottery along that horror trail.
 
The Secret Council
Behind the scenes with Secret Agent “X”
 
Satan’s Scalpel by Emile C. Tepperman
Roger Vane, ace dick of the B. P.A., was up against the most ghastly spectacle of his career.
 
Master of Fear by Frank Gruber
Two short words were all this soft-spoken stranger uttered — and me cowered in fear.
 
Terror Train by Richard B. Sale
The Crescent Limited, snowbound in the Rockies, became a gory horror.
 
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 


Robert E. Howard Days
June 9-10, 2017!  
Registration forms are now available!

You may use the form here to register for Howard Days in June.

Please note that the registration taking place is primarily for the Friday Celebration Banquet.
ALL the activities at Howard Days: admission to the Howard Museum and grounds, the Bus Tour, all panels, swap meet, readings and other activities are presented FREE of charge!
The $15.00 fee gets you a seat at the Banquet plus helps defray the cost of drinks, donuts, and a hot dog lunch.

You won't find a better deal all summer.
Plus you get to hang out with a great group of people!
Hope to see you in June - it's never too late to come on down to Howard Days.
It's in Texas - there's plenty of room!




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!


StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue 1 - New Kickstarter campaign!

StoryHack Action & Adventure is a literary journal that publishes action adventure fiction in any genre.

To be more clear, by action I mean that there are characters actively engaged with an antagonist who represents imminent physical danger. Fistfights, car chases, vine swinging over alligators or spikes, jungle insects, ruthless mafia bosses, all that. But the protagonist must have an active role in it, rather than just having stuff happen at him/her.

By adventure, I mean the character does awesome things (is proactive) in a exotic (not mundane) situation. Heroics often enter in. The protagonist can be in a cool time period, a fantasy world, or have a bizarre profession, something about his/her situation transports the reader out of the mundane world.

And I’m serious when I say any genre. Space opera, sword & sorcery, lost world, high-seas swashbuckling, occult detective, treasure hunt / explorer, western, technothriller, anything that has both action and adventure.


This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, June 7 2017.




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

Earl Pierce, Jr. (1910-1982) - New!
Bruce Bryan (1906-2004) - New!
Dudley S. Corlett (ca. 1880-1946)  
Ethel Morgan-Dunham (1880-1960)
 
Kirke Mechem (1889-1985)



WEINBERG TALES
Now available direct from Phyllis Weinberg!
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

There is an active link on the American Fantasy Press website where you can order WEINBERG TALES directly from Phyllis Weinberg.
The price is $30.00 postpaid
for U.S. shipping via media mail.

Foreign orders or multiple copies please inquire for cost.
Send orders to Phyllisweinberg63@gmail.com
A Paypal invoice will be sent to you.
 
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.
Please consider lending your support
to preserving the Robert E. Howard House in Cross Plains, TX.


WEIRDBOOK #34
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 Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.


WEIRDBOOK #35

Coming in May!










12 May 2017

2017 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
June 8-11, 2017


ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott, 8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.
We have reserved almost 3000 sf of meeting space and have negotiated a rate of $89/night for ECOF attenders.


The hotel is located 5 miles northeast of the DFW Airport and provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from DFW Airport which is three miles away.
Reservations must be made by May 18, 2017 to receive this special pricing.
The hotel is providing our group complimentary WiFi and parking and the hotel amenities include 2 urban restaurant/bars serving
American cuisine, a fitness center, a business center, a hot tub, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool.
To reserve your room, call the hotel at 972-929-8800 and tell them you are with the ECOF group and wish to receive the group rate.


Hosted by the HELL'S BENDERS
The Latest word from Jim Goodwin:
Buddy Saunders will be premiering his new book, "Tarzan and the Cannibal King"
 Bob Zeuschner will be there with his new Bibliography
Joe Lukes will be premiering his new bibliography:
"The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints."
This book is revised and enlarged to include all variants of the G&Ds.
The guests of honor are still in negotiation.
The Saturday night banquet will be (what else) Barbeque.
There probably will be more than three books premiered at the ECOF.
All registrants will receive a leather name badge.

HOTEL INFORMATION
ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott,
8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.  972-929-8800  


21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Altus Press
SECRET AGENT X: THE COMPLETE SERIES, VOLUME 8
 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers, Introduction by Tom Johnson
Now available!
 
For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939,Secret Agent “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Wayne Rogers:
“Slaves of the Scorpion,” “Satan’s Syndicate,” “The Assassins’ League,”
“Plague of the Golden Death” and “Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan.”
This is the Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!
 
432 pages
$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $28.95 softcover




Altus Press
LEO MARGULIES: GIANT OF THE PULPS—HIS THRILLING, EXCITING, AND POPULAR JOURNEY
by Philip Sherman

Now available!

Pulp magazines written initially for boys in the first half of the Twentieth Century dominated the industry with stories about cowboys and Indians, science fiction, and adventure. They were written by such illustrious authors as Louis L’Amour, Ray Bradbury, L. Ron Hubbard, and Isaac Asimov, with a readership of tens of millions, for 10 cents a copy. The best-known editor of this era was Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of Standard Magazines – The Thrilling Group. During one period, he bought two million words a month. He edited more than 70 magazines and was, for a time, the highest-paid pulp magazine editor in the country.

Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps—His Thrilling, Exciting, and Popular Journey, by his nephew, Philip Sherman, includes stories by members of his family, friends, and writers, about his generosity and encouragement to so many.

Dr. Sherman’s extensive research draws largely upon correspondence records from university archives, including University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Boston University, and Texas A&M University, and many others, and from journals such as Writers’ Digest and Author & Journalist. He talked and wrote to writers and others who knew his uncle and of course drew upon his own family’s personal experiences with this remarkable man.

354 pages
$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover

Altus Press



Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Releases Secret Agent X Vol. 8 & Leo Margulies: Giant of the Pulps - New!
Altus Press Releases New Issues of Black Mask and Famous Fantastic Mysteries
Altus Press Unveils Dusty Ayres and Gales & McGill
Altus Press Releases Dr. Yen Sin Vol. 2 and The Mysterious Wu Fang Vol. 3
Altus Press Announces Its New Releases for the 2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
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


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




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

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

PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!

Bold Venture Press
A TASK FOR ZORRO
Zorro: The Complete Pulp Adventures #
5
Johnston McCulley

Now available on CreateSpace!
Coming May 25 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



Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #5
 Featuring: Tom Corbett and the Mutant Master
Now available!

Space helmets on for the science fiction issue!

"Tom Corbett and the Mutant Masters" by R. Allen Leider — An untold tale of mystery and mayhem — Tom Corbett and his companions investigate kidnappings on Mars.
The mystery leads to a mad genius and genetic experiments, and the intrigue that occurs when big business and science collide head-on!

"Red Sands" by DJ Tyrer — a space crew's disappearance leads to startling discoveries.
"Casablanca Blues" by KT Pinto — An adventure in a universe of warriors and uncertain exploration.
"The Finishers" by Audrey Parente — A perfect society was the goal, but it proves slightly imperfect with a tyrannical health care system!

Cover and illustrations by Ed Coutts.


Softcover, 7" x 10", 62 pages, $6.00
eBook edition $2.99





Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Zorro - New!
Pulp Appeal: Elric of Melniboné
Issue 1 Now Available in Print
Pulp Appeal: Randolph Carter
Pulp Appeal: Conan the Barbarian
Pulp Appeal: Tarzan
Pulp Appeal: Kull



BROADSWORDS AND BLASTERS #1 - Now available!
by Matthew X Gomez(Author), Nicholas Ozment(Author), Dave D'Alessio(Author), R.A. Goli(Author), Dusty Wallace(Author), Michael M. Jones(Author), Matt Spencer(Author), Josh reynolds(Author), Rob Francis(Author), Cameron Mount(Editor), Dean Spencer(Illustrator), Luke Spooner(Cover Design)

Pulp isn't dead! In this, the debut issue of Broadswords and Blasters, readers will encounter subterranean horrors, time traveling lovers, space Mafia, two-fisted private investigators, and torturers turned political activists.

Softcover, 96 pages, $6.99
Kindle, $2.99



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Review: Broadswords & Blasters - New!
Cleverer and Cleverer as You Go Back in Time
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Michael Leonard
The Pulps Were Not Kids Literature
Hello Sailor!
How Not To Write Pulp: Brood of the Witch Queen
Ship of Ishtar, part ten
Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Forgotten Books: THE CASE OF THE VELVET CLAWS by Erle Stanley Gardner (1933)
- New!
LONE RANGER Comics: "The Sergeant's Story" (1958) - New!
Tarzan of the Movies 1: TARZAN OF THE APES (1918) - New!
PLANET COMICS 4, 5 & 6 (1940) - New!
Pulp Gallery: ACE G-MAN STORIES - New!
FLASH GORDON (1936) - New!
Forgotten Books: THE DEEP END by Fredric Brown (1952)
Barry Nelson as Jimmy Bond in CASINO ROYALE (1954)  
PERRY MASON Goes to the Movies  
Pulp Gallery: FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

The new Pulp Modern is available now
- New!
Pulp Literature #14 Spring 2017 - New!
Spaceway Science Fiction June 1970
Galaxy Magabook No. 2
Seaman Thomas Gilchrist  
Avengers of the Moon  
Project Updates

THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS - Now available!
by Matthew Reilly


The thrilling new novel featuring Jack West, Jr. from the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author!

A RUTHLESS KIDNAPPING

Jack West, Jr. and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and he awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him.

THE GREAT GAMES

Jack, it seems, has been chosen—along with a dozen other elite soldiers—to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual.
With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins, and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before.

TO HELL AND BACK

In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.
He might also discover that he is not the only hero in this place...


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
List Price: $26.00



FULL WOLF MOON - Coming May 16!
by Lincoln Child


The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist...featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic.

Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist"--an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation--previously seen in The Forgotten Room, The Third Gate, and Deep Storm. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.

Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack--and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.

His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
$26.95



THE GREATEST ADVENTURE #2 - Arriving in comic shops May 17!
(Writer) Bill Willingham (Art) Cezar Razek (Covers) Cary Nord, Patrick Zircher, Robert Castro

Tarzan, John Carter, and the rest of the crew of the Venture set sail in hot pursuit of the rare gemstone known as the Eye of Judgment — locked in a deadly race to the end with the alien battleship Resolve! They must retrieve the gem before their opponents do — or else must contend with a death ray of nightmarish proportions — one that is able to reach out across entire galaxies and snuff out life!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




 
  



HEIRLOOM (An Isabel and Alma Trumbo Cozy Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition - Now available!
by Ed Lynskey

For their eighth mystery, Isabel and Alma Trumbo, the retired sister sleuths living in Quiet Anchorage, Virginia, undertake solving yet another murder mystery. Uncle Jimbo who runs the town antique shop discovers the dead body of Angelo Conti, the town EMT and firefighter. Sheriff Roscoe Fox launches his investigation while Isabel and Alma don their sleuth hats. The first suspect is Eloise Starr, a schoolteacher whose fourteen-year-old daughter Bunny drowned in the Coronet River, and Angelo was unable to revive on the scene, angering Eloise. The second suspect is Twyla Coolidge, a wealthy socialite who recently moved to town. Isabel and Alma call on their young helper Sammi Jo Garner and their elderly gentlemen friends known as the Three Musketeers for their able assistance. Meantime, Isabel and Alma give Sammi Jo an old cameo broach, a family heirloom with reputed strange magical powers. Heirloom is a clean read and a traditional whodunit set in a charming small town. Join Isabel and Alma when they set off on solving their latest mystery that is as fun and challenging for them as it is for the reader.

Kindle price: $2.99




Hippocampus Press
DAWNWARD SPIRE, LONELY HILL: THE LETTERS OF H. P. LOVECRAFT AND CLARK ASHTON SMITH
Pre-orders now being accepted!
Release expected August 2017!

The friendship of Clark Ashton Smith and Howard Phillips Lovecraft began in letters in 1922 and progressed over the years as each became famous to the readers of Weird Tales and other pulps of the 1920s and '30s. It began with Lovecraft, having been shown a few of Smith's poems by another friend, writing to Smith, and it continued up to Lovecraft's death -- the manuscript of his poem, “To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon His Fantastic Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures”, was found on HPL's desk, apparently the last non-letter item HPL ever wrote.

Lovecraft was attracted to Smith's poetic style, transmundane focus, and sardonic wit; Smith liked Lovecraft's sweeping vistas of time and space and his personal philosophy of what's been called “cosmic indifferentism”: the belief that humanity is no more significant in the universe than a grain of sand, a blade of grass, or a solar flare. HPL encouraged CAS to try his hand at fiction, and the two were soon passing drafts of stories back and forth for comment.

For the first time, both sides of the surviving correspondence between these two supremely significant figures in 20th century weird literature are presented, forming a literary “conversation” that ranges from topics of contemporary art and literature to the doings of the amateur press associations to which they both belonged; frank evaluations of each other’s literary (and in the case of Smith, graphic and sculptural) achievements, and surprising personal revelations unrivalled in other phases of their written output.

As in all previous volumes in the Collected Letters series, these letters have been meticulously edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, two of the leading authorities on Lovecraft and Smith. Rounding out the volume are appendices of writings by the two correspondents, shedding light on their relationship; an exhaustive bibliography; and a comprehensive index.


Edited by David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi
Cover art by David C. Verba (draft shown)
Limited hardcover edition, August 2017
~750 pages

$65.00


Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Pulp and Sundry - New!
Hardboiled Treasures
Max Latin
Nominations
REH Palooza
Quick Update, Now with Conan


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #56 - Arriving in comic shops May 17!

In this issue, we feature the spectacular art of Saul Tepper, best known for his evocative and painterly magazine illustrations, reminiscent of his mentor Dean Cornwell. Our feature includes dozens of reproductions taken from Tepper's original art, sketches, photos, and vintage tear sheets. Next up we discuss the work of James Avati,and his paperback cover paintings for the novels of William Faulkner. Our final feature Gum's Graphics concerns the packaging design and illustrations for chewing gum over the years. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

DEATHWORLD
By Harry Harrison


Pyrrus was a planet where all life forms--plant and animal alike--had evolved into killers. Five minutes in a meadow on Pyrrus was like a century of global war on most worlds. The people of Pyrrus all lived in one barricaded city, huddled against the killer planet's endless terrors.

It was only a matter of time until the planet overcame its people's defenses.

Jason din Alt came to Pyrrus with a reputation as a gambler. Saving himself and the people of Pyrrus would require the biggest gamble of his life.

This book contains the original text as first printed in Astounding Science Fiction digest magazine. It includes the original illustrations from the magazine.

Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 232 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95

THE HAPPIEST TRAILS
By John Brooker


In Search of Western Movie Sites is a compilation of 64 articles written for the bi-monthly newsletter Western Clippings by Carlo Gaberscek and Kenny Stier. They are profoundly convinced of the fundamental importance of landscapes and natural exteriors in westerns. These articles are listed regionally, starting with the Southwestern states (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada), progressing to California, the Northwest, Midwest, and Southern states, followed by Canada, and finishing with Mexico. They focus on the making of both A and B-westerns in a single state or a specific area of a state, and contain selected filmographies and detailed information on the locations. They envision a vast atlas of western cinema, a map of both real and imagined places constructed by Hollywood. This book, which includes over 200 stills and photos taken on location, is a guide to thousands of western film locations.

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75 inch, 592 pages
$60.00

Softcover, 8.5 x 11 inch, 592 pages
$49.95




 
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #11 - Arriving in comic shops May 17!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: 
Kim Myatt

Penultimate issue! The corruption within will be revealed, as the island's Kongs are made feral.

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


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Blood 'N' Thunder: The Final Issue - New!
Actor Don Gordon, dead at age 90
Johnny Quest Soundtrack
NEW BOOKS, OLD SUBJECTS: BOOK REVIEWS
BLACK MIRROR: A MODERN DAY OUTER LIMITS



September 14-16, 2017! 

Hunt Valley Wyndham (recently changed now to a Marriott)
SAME HOTEL, NEW NAME.

Announcing the first half of our celebrity lineup for our 2017 event!
Remember you can purchase your admission tickets in advance through the website and save money. And book your hotel room early before they are sold out!
Hotel: (410) 785-7000


VENDOR HOURS: Thursday and Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
​CELEBRITY HOURS: Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
​MOVIE ROOM: 24 hours a day
​PANELS & PRESENTATIONS: 9 am to 9 pm (See schedule of events)


Celebrity Lineup (So far)

MARTIN LANDAU
The star of the original MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and SPACE: 1999 made appearances on tons of TV shows including THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE OUTER LIMITS.
Among his earliest appearances is Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST. Mr. Landau is also an Oscar winner for his role of Bela Lugosi in ED WOOD (1994).

CINDY WILLIAMS
From AMERICAN GRAFFITI to LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY (she was Shirley for anyone trying to keep track of who was who), Cindy Williams loves to meet and greet fans.
This year you'll have a chance to meet up with her and get her autograph! 

MORGAN FAIRCHILD
From DALLAS to FALCON CREST, you remember her role in both daytime and primetime soap operas.
Like all of the other celebrities she will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.

BELINDA MONTGOMERY
If you don't remember THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS, you should. She was Patrick Duffy's assistant/love interest.
A really great show that had too short of a run. She was Doogie Howser's mother on DOOGIE HOWSER, MD, and appeared in the recent TRON: LEGACY.
(If you haven't figured out the pattern here -- wink, wink -- of a major celebrity yet to be announced, keep thinking about it...)
We are excited to know Belinda will be a guest at this year's convention!

MAUD ADAMS
Few women can claim to be a three-time Bond girl but Maud Adams can.
She was Christopher Lee's lover in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, the title role of OCTOPUSSY, and then made a third appearance briefly in the background of A VIEW TO A KILL.
Okay, so the last one is a stretch. But she is probably the best remembered Bond girl for having been prominent in two 007 movies! 

BARBARA CARRERA
When Sean Connery returned in the role of 007 for NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, the beautiful Barbara Carrera signed on to play the female lead.
From THE ISLAND OF DR. MUREAU to the TV mini-series CENTENNIAL, she was the exotic feature you could not get enough of.


GARY CONWAY
Land of the Giants
Burke's Law
I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

TOMMY COOK
The Adventures of Red Ryder
Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
Teen-Age Crime Wave



Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 19, by Walker Martin: PULP ART
- New!
A HARD CASE CRIME Mystery Review: LESTER DENT – Honey in His Mouth
WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2017 REPORT, by Walker Martin
A 1001 Midnights Review: LEIGH BRACKETT – No Good from a Corpse  
Stories I’m Reading: DASHIELL HAMMETT “The Tenth Clew”



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

"Murder Spends the Week-End" by Donald Bayne Hobart from POPULAR DETECTIVE, September, 1952

Uncle Hank liked jokes, but the corpse wasn't a bit funny!

"The Powder Keg" by Arthur J. Burks from AIR WAR, Winter, 1941 (December, 1940)
From His Perch High in the Heavens, Dale Newsom Plays a Hunch and Slams Down to Crush a Grim Canal Zone Conspiracy!

"The Man Who Found Out" by Algernon Blackwood from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, May 12, 1917
A "Different" Story. PROFESSOR MARK EBOR, the scientist, led a double life, and the only persons who knew it were his assistant, Dr. Laidlaw, and his publishers. But a double life need not always be a bad one, and, as Dr. Laidlaw and the gratified publishers well knew, the parallel lives of this particular man were equally good. For Mark Ebor, F.R.S., et cetera, et cetera, was that unique combination hardly ever met with in actual life; a man of science and a mystic.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Pulp Crazy – Swords against Wizardry by Fritz Leiber (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Book 4)
Dum-Dum 2016 – Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Coldwater Connection
Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata

Pulp Den - Now online!

Earth Volk
 - New!
Cover Reveal: Pangaea: Eden's Planet  - New!
The Princeling of Nanjing
Glass Souls  
The Scottish Banker of Surabaya
The King of Shanghai 
Views From The Past: Wichita County, Texas

         Pulp Den  

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

Presidential artist got his training in the pulps... 
Ray Millholland – Engineer, Sailor, Author
Alfred Batson – Soldier, Journalist, Author
Issue Review - Blue Book magazine, January 1936

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Blood of Strangers
The Real Cool Killers
Assignment Lili Lamaris
The Kill Squad
Next of Kin
PULP MODERN VOLUME 2 NUMBER 1 - Now available!

Larque Press recently partnered with Uncle B. Publications for the triumphant return of Pulp Modern.

Volume Two, Issue One features fiction from multiple genres, including crime, horror, and science fiction.

Pulp Modern resumes its mission to publish the very best fiction from around the world. In this issue, writers from Europe, Canada, the United States, Asia, and Australia contribute a diverse selection of thirteen short stories for the most discerning readers.

Editor Alec Cizak is a writer and filmmaker from Indianapolis. His latest novella, Down on the Street, is coming from ABC Group Documentation on June 16, 2017.
Art Director Richard Krauss is the editor and publisher of The Digest Enthusiast. Gag cartoonist Bob Vojtko contributes half a dozen new cartoons.

Contents
From the Editor by Alec Cizak
“Housewarming” by Lucy Kiff
“Maddy Lee Reviews the Movie They Made About Her and Buck” by Tim P. Walker
“Now is Not a Good Time to Die” by Mark David Adam
“The Hand We’re Dealt” by Michaël Wertenberg
“Lady of the Mask” by L.S. Engler
“The Star Trail” by Nick Manzolillo
“Wall Whispers” by Adam S. House
“La Cross” by Stephen D. Rogers
“Out of the Woods” by Joseph Rubas
“Mickey Strange” by Calvin Demmer
“Death Sentence” by Marc E. Fitch
“All Sales Final” by Mario E. Martinez
“Out of Sight” by Myke Edwards

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 1 is a 132-page digest magazine (5.5” x 8.5”)
Available in print and in Kindle and Magzter digital versions.





THE PULP WESTERN ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME 1 - Now available!
by J. Walker Blue (Editor)

Blazing Western Action!
Here—for the first time since they were initially published in the 1920s, '30s and '40s—are tales of thundering western action and humor by the likes of Johnston McCulley (the creator of Zorro), Frank Richardson Pierce, Philip F. Deere, Lee Bond, T.W. Ford and others—all at the top of their creative games, all writing at breakneck speed to satisfy what was an unquenchable market for western heroes and outlaws.

The Silver Kid, The Devil's Deputy, Biffalo Bull and a host of equally colorful characters ride the ranges once again in this first volume of The Pulp Western Anthology, set in a clean, new typeface and presented with the artwork that originally accompanied their stories.

Beware Other Compilations
The Internet is jam packed with public domain books and stories that are easily accessible to anyone who knows how to use a search engine. Lazy publishers throw them into electronic and printed collections and then have the nerve to charge the public money for them. That's not what you're getting in this anthology.

Clarion Publishing has carefully sought out 14 full-length stories and two novelettes that are found nowhere else, either in print or on the Internet; set them in a clean, new typeface; and presented them with the artwork that originally accompanied their stories. These popular classics have been resurrected because of their inaccessibility to the public and because they are too good to leave hidden in the dustbin of the Golden Age of Pulp Western Fiction.

Journey Into Yesteryear
So roll a quirly, strap on your smoke-pole, and swing into the saddle for a literary romp that will take you from the alkali deserts of the southwest to the frozen wastes of the Alaskan wilderness, courtesy of The Pulp Western Anthology: Volume One.


Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Clarion Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
$12.75

Kindle: $1.99


THE PULP WESTERN ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME 2 - Now available!
by J. Walker Blue (Editor)

Eight Action-Packed Novelettes
This second volume of The Pulp Western Anthology focuses on the novelette—that once popular form of fiction that was too long to be a short story and not long enough to be a novel. The eight novelettes in this volume comprise more than 100,000 words of fast-shooting, hard-riding action, and even a little romance.

Not Seen in Decades
As was the case with volume one of The Pulp Western Anthology, none of the stories in volume two can be found lurking in the Internet slush pile of public domain works. We have intentionally sought stories that have been hidden from public view since their initial publication, and have resurrected them in the hopes that you, the reader, will find them as entertaining as we do.We have set them in a clean, new typeface and presented them with the artwork that originally accompanied their stories.

Classic Pulp Western Literature
This edition features the work of some of pulp western fiction's top names: William F. Bragg, H.C. Wire, Ray Humphreys, William A. Todd, Wayne D. Overholser, Walter Tompkins and William Schuyler. The stories are drawn from a series of the most popular Western magazines from the years 1928, 1935, 1938, 1943 and 1949.

So roll a quirly, strap on your smoke-pole, and swing into the saddle for a literary romp that will take you from roaring cowtowns and bullet-riddled saloons to the Civil War-torn westernmost reaches of America, courtesy of The Pulp Western Anthology: Volume 2.


Paperback: 322 pages
Publisher: Clarion Publishing
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
$12.75

Kindle: $1.99



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.

QUEENSBERRY JUSTICE: THE FIGHT CARD SHERLOCK HOLMES OMNIBUS (VOLUME 4) - Now available!

Fight Card Books added a bold, new chapter to the rich literary tradition of Sherlock Holmes with the publication of the first Fight Card Sherlock Holmes tale, Work Capitol. The book was an instant hit and two more followed. These tales covering the years Holmes spent honing his fighting skills in and out of the boxing ring struck a chord with readers and garnered great reviews.


Now, for the first time, ALL three tales: Work Capitol, Blood to the Bone and A Congression of Pallbearers are collected in one action-packed volume. And more!

Exclusive to this collection:
3 Brand new Fight Card Sherlock Holmes short stories!
Foreword by Paul Bishop, the co-creator of Fight Card
New Introduction by Andrew Salmon
Cover Galleries for all 3 books
Sample pages from the handwritten manuscripts
An alternate version of one of the trilogy's most dramatic scenes


Paperback, 434 pages, 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches, $18.99
Kindle:$9.99 




RED SONJA #5 - Arriving in comic shops May 17!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B:
Caldwell
Cover C: Wilson
Cover D:  Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: Rubi

The Beast is loose! Kulan Gath is hellbent on destroying New York City. Is this the beginning of the end of the world as we know it? Or can the She-Devil and her friends come up with a plan to stop him? (STL043010)

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99

   
  
   
  
  



Robert E. Howard Days
June 9-10, 2017!  
Registration forms are now available!

You may use the form here to register for Howard Days in June.

Please note that the registration taking place is primarily for the Friday Celebration Banquet.
ALL the activities at Howard Days: admission to the Howard Museum and grounds, the Bus Tour, all panels, swap meet, readings and other activities are presented FREE of charge!
The $15.00 fee gets you a seat at the Banquet plus helps defray the cost of drinks, donuts, and a hot dog lunch.

You won't find a better deal all summer.
Plus you get to hang out with a great group of people!
Hope to see you in June - it's never too late to come on down to Howard Days.
It's in Texas - there's plenty of room!




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!


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.

Dudley S. Corlett (ca. 1880-1946)  - New!
Ethel Morgan-Dunham (1880-1960)
 - New!
Kirke Mechem (1889-1985)
George Whitley aka A. Bertram Chandler (1912-1984)  
Sudie Stuart Hager (1895-1982)  
A Swipe from Virgil Finlay and Back Again?
Bernard Austin Dwyer (1897-1943)  


 Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Rare, used, and out-of-print books
Now online!

Lots of pulp-related items for sale!

ROBERT E. HOWARD!
 H. P. LOVECRAFT! 
 CLARK ASHTON SMITH!
E. E. (DOC) SMITH!


Terence McVicker, Rare Books



WEINBERG TALES
Orders will be accepted May 15 direct from Phyllis Weinberg!
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 #34
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 Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
 In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
 Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
 Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
 Zhar’s Outré House, by Frederick J. Mayer
 The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
Touched, by James D. Mabe
The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
Blood of God, by DJ Tyrer
Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.


WEIRDBOOK #35

Coming in May!










05 May 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!



2017 & 2018 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

2017

May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
ALIEN: CONVENANT
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
June 2, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 16, 2017
WONDER WOMAN
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
THE MUMMY
KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
JUMANJI
September 4, 2017
September 29, 2017
THE INHUMANS
THE EQUALIZER 2
October 6, 2017
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1

December TBA, 2017
December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN
2018

February 16, 2018
BLACK PANTHER
March 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
THE FLASH [May be delayed]
May 4, 2018
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
June 29, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
July 6, 2018
July 20, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
October 5, 2018
AQUAMAN
November 2, 2018
UNTITLED FOX MARVEL FILM
December 21, 2018
SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED FEATURE

2017 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
June 8-11, 2017


ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott, 8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.
We have reserved almost 3000 sf of meeting space and have negotiated a rate of $89/night for ECOF attenders.


The hotel is located 5 miles northeast of the DFW Airport and provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from DFW Airport which is three miles away.
Reservations must be made by May 18, 2017 to receive this special pricing.
The hotel is providing our group complimentary WiFi and parking and the hotel amenities include 2 urban restaurant/bars serving
American cuisine, a fitness center, a business center, a hot tub, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool.
To reserve your room, call the hotel at 972-929-8800 and tell them you are with the ECOF group and wish to receive the group rate.


Hosted by the HELL'S BENDERS
The Latest word from Jim Goodwin:
Buddy Saunders will be premiering his new book, "Tarzan and the Cannibal King"
 Bob Zeuschner will be there with his new Bibliography
Joe Lukes will be premiering his new bibliography:
"The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints."
This book is revised and enlarged to include all variants of the G&Ds.
The guests of honor are still in negotiation.
The Saturday night banquet will be (what else) Barbeque.
There probably will be more than three books premiered at the ECOF.
All registrants will receive a leather name badge.

HOTEL INFORMATION
ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott,
8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.  972-929-8800  


21st Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

For more information, contact us at:  info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member,
pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective – June 1946

"The Case of the Murdered Mendicant" by Robert Wallace
 When innocent victims are struck down in a fiendish campaign
 for millions in loot, the Phantom, man of a thousand faces, takes the trail and battles against perilous criminal odds!
Follow Richard Curtis Van Loan as he goes into action when mysterious terror stalks!
 
"Obituary" by Wayland Rice
 A reporter courts trouble by signing a murder story
 "Live Wire" by Roger Torrey
 Insurance Investigator BiII Keogh trails a cache of stolen gems
 "Pay or Die" by Anthony Tompkins
 The thousand-dollar bills looked suspicious to G-man Gleason
 
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

   
7x10, 98 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Now available!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – June 1938

"Murder In the Void" by Edmond Hamilton
 "The Dual World" by Arthur K. Barnes
 "Terror In Utopia" by Paul Ernst
 "The Reinmuth Rider" by John Victor Peterson
 "The Man Who Looked Like Steinmetz" by Robert Moore Williams
 "Wings Across the Cosmos" by Polton Cross
 "The Year of Unreason" by J. Harvey Haggard
 "The Great Illusion" by Will Garth
 "Time On My Hands" by Mort Weisinger
 
 Cover Artist: Howard Brown

   
7x10, 130 pages, $14.95




Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as “The Phantom Ace of G-2″ by the Allies during WWI. “Horrors of war” takes on a whole new meaning when WWI erupts with paranormal activity: Flaming planes piloted by charred skeletons; Battleship crews that mysteriously vanish; Medieval knights falling from the sky; The spirit of the Red Baron himself haunting the frontlines! When World War I gets weird, only America’s own “Phantom Ace of G-2” has a ghost of a chance against the supernatural slaughter. Captain Philip Strange in his strangest cases yet from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the WWI war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. This fifth volume of weird WWI adventures collects six stories featuring Germany’s wildest attempts to win the war and Captain Philip Strange’s counter measures!

Stories include:
“Scourge of the Spectre,” – Flying Aces, August 1935
“Spectre of the Red Knight,” – Flying Aces, January 1932
“The Vanishing Avenger,” – Flying Aces, February 1934
“The Ghost from G-2,” – Flying Aces, May 1934
“Strafe of the Flying Corpse,” – Flying Aces, January 1936
“The Armored Corpse,” – Flying Aces, March 1936


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 350 pages, $16.99


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton


The Squadron of the Dead contained all the hellions of ten armies! Men without hope; men courting death; men who loved to kill; men who laughed and fought, drank and cursed, lived hard, and died harder. Americans, British, Russians—even Germans—made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together: Death lay ahead of them. They were assigned the grim missions no other squadron dared to take—for they had all been condemned to die!

Each of the eight stories in Painton’s Squadron of the Dead is the story of a different pilot who has been condemned to death and sent to the squadron to serve out his sentence. And die they did, dropping spies, bombing impossible places, strafing infantry for harassed Allied battalions. These men flew recklessly, savagely, knowing they could live again only when death really claimed them. Then their names would shine once again in the casualty announcements and they would be posthumously awarded the Legion d’Honneur.

Frederick C. Painton, a prolific pulp author and venerated newspaper man, wrote the eight Squadron of the Dead stories contained in this anthology in 1935 for Sky Birds magazine.
Painton is best remembered for his coverage of World War II for Reader’s Digest magazine.

Stories include:
“Today We Die,” – Sky Birds, February 1935
“Ghosts of the Living,” – Sky Birds, March 1935
“The Glory Gambler,” – Sky Birds, April 1935
“Tarmac of Treason,” – Sky Birds, June 1935
“Death’s Dreadnaughts,” – Sky Birds, July 1935
“Legion of the Unlucky,” – Sky Birds, August 1935
“Duel of Dishonor,” – Sky Birds, September 1935
“Slaughter of the Dead,” – Sky Birds, December 1935

Plus:
”About the Author” by Frederick C. Painton


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 362 pages, $16.99





Airship 27 Productions
BROTHER BONES

Coming May 6!

On Free Comic Book Day (Saturday May 6), Lucky Comics is going to make available a free 8 page digital Brother Bones comic that fans can download as a PDF by simply going to (www.luckycomics.com) and hitting the download button. 

The comic is a primer retelling the origin of the grim avenger by his creator Ron Fortier with art by Flavio Silva and lettering by John Helmer, owner of Lucky Comics with a cover by Rob Davis.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Pecos Kid Western T-Shirt - New!

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: grey fabric only.

$22.95

Captain Combat T-Shirt - New!

This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s. 
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan 
Note: black fabric only.
$22.95


Horror Stories T-Shirt  
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95
 
Doctor Death T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.
$22.95


Black Mask T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95
The Mysterious Wu Fang T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Dr. Yen Sin T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Short Stories T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Popular Publications Logo 1 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$27.95

Popular Publications Logo 2 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$27.95


Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$22.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$22.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$22.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$22.95
Argosy 1970s Logo T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic magazine.
In 1974, the new owners of Argosy revamped the decades-old periodical, introducing a new design—including a completely-updated logo—
by Herb Lubalin and Roger Ferriter, two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century.

Note: burgundy fabric only.
$22.95
Terror Tales Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

Captain Zero T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1950s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

Captain Satan T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

Dime Mystery Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
 Normal fit: Classic-cut standard weight t-shirt for men, 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Brand: Gildan
 Note: black fabric only.

$22.95

All shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.
















 



Altus Press
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Altus Press
BLACK MASK (Spring 2017)
by Carroll John Daly, Roger Torrey, Richard Sale, T.T. Flynn, Frank Gruber, Cyril Plunkett, William R. Cox, and others

Now available!

The greatest detective magazine of all time is back for another collection of the best in hard-boiled fiction.
Featuring classic material from the vaults of Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and other high-quality pulp magazines.
This issue issue is headlined by an all-new story by Carroll John Daly, the creator of Race Williams.

110+ pages
$14.95 softcover
$5.99 eBook

Altus Press


Altus Press
FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES (Spring 2017)
by Lester Dent, H.M. Appel, Ray Cummings, Paul Ernst, Hugh B. Cave, Arthur J. Burks, Francis James, and others

Now available!

Another installment of the classic fantasy title, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, featuring a brand new, never-before published story by Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage!
Also featuring several stories from the Popular Publications archives.

110+ pages
$14.95 softcover
$5.99 eBook

Altus Press



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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 117: "Master of Flame" & "Town of Hate"
The Shadow battles murderous arsonists in thrill-packed pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness hunts a masked mastermind who uses a stolen invention to become the "Master of Flame." Then, Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane search for a sinister arsonist who attacks a "Town of Hate" with deadly lightning from the sky! Finally, The Shadow must unmask the murderous firebug called The Salamander to clear an ex-con and discover the strange secret of "The Lizard of Fire" in a lost radio adventure by science fiction legend Alfred Bester! This hot instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney (reproduced from the original oil painting) and Modest Stein with the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 978-1-60877-228-5, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE SUPERPACK #2: "Origins and Endings" with exclusive art prints
Sanctum Books collects TEN key adventures of the Man of Bronze in a groundbreaking collection by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." Doc Savage and his Iron Men are introduced in "The Man of Bronze" and "The Land of Terror," while his adventurous cousin Patricia debuts in "Brand of the Werewolf." This instant collector's item also showcases Doc's final pulp adventures, "Return from Cormoral" and "Up from Earth's Center," plus "The Red Spider," the long-lost novel that was unearthed and printed decades later—PLUS four additional pulp classics and "Doc Savage, Supreme Adventurer," the long-buried 1932 prototype adventure of the pulp era's greatest superhero! This classic pulp collection features a foreword by Lester Dent, iconic art prints by Walter Baumhofer and Bob Larkin and original color covers by George Rozen, Emery Clarke, Walter Swenson, Baumhofer and Larkin, plus Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical articles by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-227-8 Softcover, 7x10, 544 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
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 Audible Book – 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 for download!

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.

Listening Length: 4 hours and 47 minutes
$14.95



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)

Coming June 6!

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



Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE END OF ATLANTIS
by Jean Carrère
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman

“Radiant Sphinx! Mirror of light! Symbol of our eternal rebirth, O Sphinx, bearer of our destiny, be resplendent now and open your victorious wings wide to the sunlight!”

The End of Atlantis (1926) extends a rich tradition of French literary fantasies redeploying the myth of Atlantis; it is a historical melodrama, an adventure story and a heroic fantasy depicting the fall of the great and marvelous Empire of Atlantis.
 
The novel is more sophisticated than most Atlantean fantasies. Its account of the fall of Atlantis echoes that of the Roman Empire, and contains an elaborate criticism of contemporary European society, whose own crisis of degeneration is supposedly reflected therein. Because of this, the book has not lost its relevance to the world of the 21st century.

Contents:
La Fin d'Atlantis, ou le grand soir (1926)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $23.95 /GBP £14.99
5x8
trade paperback, 308 pages
THE HUMAN PARADISE
by Nicolas Ségur
Adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman


“God announces, through the mouth of the inspired woman, that he has a message to transmit to the peoples of the earth.
He will communicate it to them before a universal assembly in which the leading intellectuals and the natural leaders of the various nations must take part.”
 
The Human Paradise (1930) is a scathingly sarcastic satire in which God offers to grant wishes expressed unanimously by the entirety of humankind. The wishes voiced are carefully extrapolated in such a way as to suggest that, however effective individuals might be at screwing up their wishes, a committee composed of the whole human race could do a far more comprehensive job.
 
An Isle of Amour (1921) is interesting addition to a sequence of French utopian novels that attempted to get to grips with the thorny question of how best to organize sexual relations in a utopia, and what the social consequences would be of instituting a system of “free love.”

Contents:
Une Ile d'Amour (1921)
Le Paradis des Hommes (1930)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $21.95 /GBP £12.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 240 pages

TWO CRIMES
by Fortuné du Boisgobey
Adapted by Nina Cooper
Cover by Daniele Serra

“During the trip! And you didn’t notice it?” exclaimed the employee.
“No, and the lady sitting next to her didn’t see anything either. That’s strange, but that’s how it was.”
“Apoplexy, then…or it could be something gave way in her chest.“
“As for me, I think someone killed her,” said the tall brunet.

 
Fortuné Du Boisgobey (1821-1891) was the chief of the followers of Émile Gaboriau, creator of Monsieur Lecoq. He was a prolific writer, with more than sixty works to his name, and one of the most popular French feuilleton writers. His novels dealt with crime, the police, and Parisian life. They had a high circulation, and many of them were translated into English.
 
Two of his best classic mysteries are represented here in new translations by Nina Cooper:
 
The Omnibus Murder (1881): A young Parisian artist, returning to his studio by the midnight omnibus, witnesses the death of a young girl. He at first thinks she’s been murdered, but dismisses the idea. Fortunately, his friend solicits the aid of the mysterious Piédouche to bring the killer to justice.
 
The Ferry Murder (1882): The Vignemal family perishes when their small ferry boat capsizes in a freak storm. Who inherits depends on who died first, the husband, or the wife. Will officials believe the young man who attempted a rescue? Or is he a killer in league with one of the many potential inheritors of the Vignemals’ large estate?

Contents:
Introduction
The Omnibus Murder [Le Crime de l'Omnibus] (1881)
The Ferry Murder [Le Bac] (1882)


US $32.95 /GBP £22.99
6x9
trade paperback, 404 pages
 



 
 
Black Dog Books
SOMEDAY I'LL KILL YOU!
by Seabury Quinn, Gene Christie (Editor, Introduction)

Now available!

“The best writer since Poe.”—a Weird Tales reader

Through the popularity of his occult detective Jules de Grandin, the name Seabury Quinn is synonymous with the weird mystery.
Seabury Quinn was a versatile author who wrote hundreds of works for various genres.

Someday I’ll Kill You! makes available all of Quinn’s non-series stories published outside of Weird Tales between 1925 and 1963.

Combining the intrigue of the detective story with the excitement of the adventure story, Someday I’ll Kill You! is a collection of murder and mayhem at its best, showcasing Seabury Quinn as a master of his craft.

Edited and with an introduction by Gene Christie.


First book publication.
Softcover, 288 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
THE TRAIL OF BLOOD
by Murray Leinster, Tom Roberts (Editor, Cover Design), Garyn G. Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

From the arid desert to the arctic wastes, adventure takes many paths.
Journey with master storyteller Murray Leinster as he guides the reader on a series of thrilling exploits in remote locales around the globe.

* Ju-Ju—A novel-length adventure of weird magic on the Dark Continent, reprinted from the legendary Thrill Book.
* The Trail of Blood—Along a jungle route bathed in scarlet did Wellington follow a long path of conquest.
* Tuilagi—Little did Wade know when he sought refuge on this island of beauty how close behind death lurked.
* Jungle Stream—Life was never the same after Hepple and Schmidt steamed the Mariposita up the Amazon.
* Sharks—A man learns that in the South Seas one has to be wary of shark —not only the finned kind, but the human kind as well.

These and fifteen other pulse-pounding tales are collected, many for the first time, in The Trail of Blood.


First book publication.
Softcover, 364 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
MURDER: STRICTLY PRIVATE
by Norvell Page, Tom Roberts (Editor), James Reasoner (Introduction)

Now available!

From the author of The Spider comes the amorous investigations of crack reporter Bill Carter.

A wide swath of crime sweeps its way through upper crust society in Miami. The slow action of the police does little to appease the outrage of the privileged. In steps Bill Carter, crack investigative journalist. His detective works drags him from the ballroom to the boudoir, dogging every lead and loose skirt.

For the first time the complete cases of Bill Carter are collecting into one volume. Follow along as Carter unravels such pulse-pounding mysteries as “The Chinese Garden Murders,” “The Clue of the Blue Stain,” “Death Plays Knock-Knock,” and seventeen other thrilling cases . . . while kissing a few distressed dames in the process.

With an introduction by award-winning author James Reasoner.


First book publication.
Softcover, 292 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
PATHS OF FIRE
by Albert Richard Wetjen, Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Lovers of exotic adventure will welcome this new collection. Filled with excitement and clever drama, these stories cover murder, intrigue, stolen pearls, gun smuggling, mutiny and a fight for treasure!

Albert Richard Wetjen has been compared to John Masefield, while the O. Henry Awards said “he is in direct line of succession to Joseph Conrad.” As a writer of sea stories, Wetjen was equally adept at penning fiction for the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s and Good Housekeeping, while also catering to readers in Blue Book, Adventure and Action Stories. Wetjen left home at age thirteen for a life at sea, carrying on the traditions of his sailing forefathers.

These stories vividly display his intimate knowledge of the habits of sailors. But this collection is more than just a chronicle of man’s struggle against the relentless sea. Grim humor, pathos and tragedy are skillfully blended to make Paths of Fire entertaining from cover to cover. With a biographical introduction by Tom Roberts.


First book publication.
Softcover, 322 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
WINDY CITY PULP STORIES #17
Now available!
Recognizing the Gangster Pulps and the Red Circle Publications
A must have for anyone interested in the history of the pulp magazine field!

CONTENTS

The Gang Pulps
“The NEW Gangster Story,” by Joseph Lichtblau, “Underworld, Gangster, G-Men, Etc.,” by Harold Hersey, “Two Magazines Suspend Under Sumner Threat,” by Anon., “Gangsters Real and Fictional,” by George Hagenauer

Art Focus
“Tom Lovell: The Hersey Years,” by Tom Roberts, “Steranko: Daydreams, Nightmares, and Other Obsessions ,” “Steranko Sounds Off!,” by Tom Roberts

The Red Circle of Menace
“Have You a Little Sadism in Your Dome?” by Harry Adler, “Meet the Editor: Robert O. Erisman,” by Anon., “An Interview with Abe Goodman,” by Robert Weinberg, “A Short History and Checklist of Martin Goodman’s Pulp Publications” by Gene Christie

Fiction Section
“Pineapples!,” by Robert Leslie Bellem, “The Gargoyles of Madness,” by Russell Grey

In Memoriam
“My Life In Science Fiction,” by David Kyle, “I Remember David A. Kyle,” by John D. Coker III, “David Kyle: A Life of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams,” by John D. Coker III

Film Focus
“From Pulp to the Silver Screen, 2017,” by Ed Hulse


Softcover, 130 pages, $14.95




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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Johnston McCulley Collection #1

 THE RETURN OF BLACK STAR
Now available!

NOW AVAILABLE FROM MURANIA PRESS: A LONG-LOST MASTERWORK BY THE CREATOR OF ZORRO!

Pulp fiction's first super-villain is back after nearly 100 years in obscurity—and his criminous exploits are just as thrilling now as they were a century ago!

An early 20th-century metropolis trembles in fear at the mention of his name. His meticulously-planned depredations leave victims quaking in their shoes and baffle the police, who seem helpless to stem the rising tide of panic that threatens to engulf the city. Amateur criminologist and millionaire clubman Roger Verbeck, aided by his loyal valet Muggs, sets out to apprehend Black Star and finally does. But the master criminal makes good his escape and, once again in command of his army of robed and hooded henchmen, plots a campaign of revenge that will find the mayor, police commissioner, and prominent citizens under his control and at his mercy—with even the brilliant Roger Verbeck powerless to stop it!

This is the first volume in Murania's Johnston McCulley Collection, which brings back into print the author's long-forgotten characters created for Street & Smith's DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.
Get your copy today at muraniapress.com.

Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) is best known as the creator of Zorro, but this astoundingly prolific ex-journalist also chronicled the exploits of more than 20 recurring characters who populated the pages of such legendary pulps as ARGOSY, ALL-STORY WEEKLY, DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, BEST DETECTIVE, WEST, and WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE.


Trade paperback, 6x9, 180 pages
Price: $19.95

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Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #5
 Featuring: Tom Corbett and the Mutant Master
Now available!

Space helmets on for the science fiction issue!

"Tom Corbett and the Mutant Masters" by R. Allen Leider — An untold tale of mystery and mayhem — Tom Corbett and his companions investigate kidnappings on Mars.
The mystery leads to a mad genius and genetic experiments, and the intrigue that occurs when big business and science collide head-on!

"Red Sands" by DJ Tyrer — a space crew's disappearance leads to startling discoveries.
"Casablanca Blues" by KT Pinto — An adventure in a universe of warriors and uncertain exploration.
"The Finishers" by Audrey Parente — A perfect society was the goal, but it proves slightly imperfect with a tyrannical health care system!

Cover and illustrations by Ed Coutts.


Softcover, 7" x 10", 62 pages, $6.0
eBook edition $2.99




Bold Venture Press
MURDER ON THE WAY!
by Theodore Roscoe

Now available!

An ancient château in Haiti is the scene of one of the most blood-curdling series of murders in the history of the island. Who was the murderer—man, beast or some supernatural being?

An artist and his girlfriend attend her uncle's funeral on the island of Haiti, where they encounter the deep vein of Voodoo superstition. The legend of living souls trapped in dead bodies becomes a frightening reality as they witness a Zombie resurrection. The tale, by the well-traveled pulp fiction author Theodore Roscoe, captured his sense of awe and terror surrounding such a monster in the very place that would have given rise to it. His first-hand experience during his travels in Haiti taught him of such legends and he used them effectively in Murder on the Way!

Thus, well before the Zombie came to represent today's flesh-eating cinematic monster of lore, Roscoe's story (published by the New York Dodge Publishing Company in 1935) unravels impossible shootings, inexplicable disappearances, and the stirrings of rebellion. These are the background elements for this most unforgettable weekend house-party in the heart of Zombie madness.
Theodore Roscoe (1906–1992) wrote for a variety of pulp fiction magazines while travelling the world. Following World War II he was commissioned by the United States Naval Institute to write detailed histories about submarine and destroyer operations. Roscoe became a Scribner’s author under Burroughs Mitchell with novels To Live and Die in Dixie! and Only in New England. The prolific writer was among the first to see declassified documents connected to the Lincoln assassination, resulting in his work The Web of Conspiracy, which became the basis for a television docudrama.


Softcover, 5.5" x 8.5", 250 pages, $14.95
eBook edition $3.99




Bold Venture Press
THE TWILIGHT PATROL #1
Drones of the Ravaging Wind

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!

Softcover, 8.5" x 11", 130 pages, $14.95






Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: Elric of Melniboné - New!
Issue 1 Now Available in Print - New!
Pulp Appeal: Randolph Carter - New!
Pulp Appeal: Conan the Barbarian - New!
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BROADSWORDS AND BLASTERS #1 - Now available!
by Matthew X Gomez(Author), Nicholas Ozment(Author), Dave D'Alessio(Author), R.A. Goli(Author), Dusty Wallace(Author), Michael M. Jones(Author), Matt Spencer(Author), Josh reynolds(Author), Rob Francis(Author), Cameron Mount(Editor), Dean Spencer(Illustrator), Luke Spooner(Cover Design)

Pulp isn't dead! In this, the debut issue of Broadswords and Blasters, readers will encounter subterranean horrors, time traveling lovers, space Mafia, two-fisted private investigators, and torturers turned political activists.

Softcover, 96 pages, $6.99
Kindle, $2.99


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #78 is now available and recommended!
 
Contents
Cover: Gary Chaloner
"Going Great Guns" by Chuck Welch
"Turning Fantasy into Reality" by Terry Allen
"The Doc Savage Sequel I Didn't Write" by Will Murray
"Riding the First Wave" by Terry Allen
"The Mystery on the Cover" by Courtney Rogers
"The Stone Man" by Fred Pfeiffer
"And the Cover Assignment Goes to" by Courtney Rogers
"The Doc Savage Novel That Was Too Good" by Jeff Deischer
"The Laugh" by  Tim Faurote
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

"An Inspirational Son of Savage" by Gary Chaloner
"Doc Savage" by Gary Chaloner

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Cleverer and Cleverer as You Go Back in Time - New!
Forgotten Sword and Sorcery Artists: Michael Leonard - New!
The Pulps Were Not Kids Literature
Hello Sailor!
How Not To Write Pulp: Brood of the Witch Queen
Ship of Ishtar, part ten
Clive Cussler: NIGHTHAWK (A Kurt Austin adventure) - Coming May 30!
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don’t—that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.

From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster . . . but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.


Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00


CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 2 - Coming in November!
by Cullen Bunn (Author), Sergio Dávila (Illustrator), Admira Wijaya (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Illustrator)

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) kick off a brand new story adaptation in their highly praised Conan run: The Devil in Iron! Conan and his people parley with the fierce lord Jehungir Agha, who brings along a beautiful woman, Octavia. As part of a plot to end the barbarian's life, she lures him out to the once-deserted island of Xapur. There, Jehungir's murderous plans fall apart--the city has been resurrected, and with it, a creature of nightmares! Will Conan escape with his life?

Trade paperback, 7x10, 152 pages, Full Color, $19.99










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

Forgotten Books: THE DEEP END by Fredric Brown (1952)  v
Barry Nelson as Jimmy Bond in CASINO ROYALE (1954)
 - New!
PERRY MASON Goes to the Movies  - New!
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Forgotten Books: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY by Ian Fleming  
Johnny Weissmuller as JUNGLE JIM (1948-1950)  
NEW! The FREDRIC BROWN Mystery Library from Haffner Press  
WEIRD TALES 62, 63 & 64 (1929)  
Pulp Paintings by FRANK PAUL
THE LONE RANGER's Painted Covers (1954/55)


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Spaceway Science Fiction June 1970
 - New!
Galaxy Magabook No. 2
Seaman Thomas Gilchrist  
Avengers of the Moon  
Project Updates
DRAGON TEETH: A NOVEL -  Coming May 23!
By Michael Crichton:

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
$28.99



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John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
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  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

April 2017
This month we present the final tale of Captain Sharkey, "The Voyage of Copley Banks," just as it appeared in the May, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK), including the illustrations by Warwick Goble.  Dan Neyer adds a short introduction.
And, just for the completists out there: We do realize that there is a 4th Sharkey tale, but we consider it apocryphal and its true origins are unknown.


March 2017
Captain Sharkey returns in the second of Arthur Conan Doyle's Tales of the High Seas in a tale entitled, "The Two Barques," just as it appeared in the March, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble. 
Dan Neyer's introduction is also included as a more modern addition.


February 2017
Pirates...Tall sailing ships...the High Seas...and the villainous buccaneer, Captain Sharkey...all these, and more, are part of the Arthur Conan Doyle series, Tales of the High Seas. 
Starting this month, we begin the series with "The Governor of St. Kitts," just as it appeared in the January, 1897 issue of the British version of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Warwick Goble. 
Dan Neyer provides the introduction to the story and the series.

January 2017
Concluding our reprinting of the first series of Father Brown stories, we present “The Sign of the Broken Sword” including all the George Gibbs illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Next month, prepare to hoist the jib and steer for clear water!



THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS - Coming May 2!
by Matthew Reilly


The thrilling new novel featuring Jack West, Jr. from the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author!

A RUTHLESS KIDNAPPING

Jack West, Jr. and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and he awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him.

THE GREAT GAMES

Jack, it seems, has been chosen—along with a dozen other elite soldiers—to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual.
With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins, and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before.

TO HELL AND BACK

In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.
He might also discover that he is not the only hero in this place...


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
List Price: $26.00



FULL WOLF MOON - Coming May 16!
by Lincoln Child


The New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room and Deep Storm is back with a new thriller that follows the trail of a killer who cannot exist...featuring Jeremy Logan, the renowned investigator of the supernatural and fantastic.

Legends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist"--an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation--previously seen in The Forgotten Room, The Third Gate, and Deep Storm. Logan has often found himself in situations where keeping an open mind could mean the difference between life and death, and that has never been more true than now.

Logan travels to an isolated writers' retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack--and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he's up against something he has never seen before.

His most action-packed and white-knuckled novel to date, Full Wolf Moon is the perfect combination of exotic locales, provocative science, and raw action that make for a deeply entertaining Lincoln Child blockbuster.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
$26.95



Girasol Collectables

SPECIAL NOTICE
The Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.

Girasol Collectables has begun retiring the less-active Replicas.
The replicas listed below will be discontinued in the next month or two.
Don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

Pulp replica editions to be retired in 2017!
Black Mask #1, #43
Dime Mystery #1
Dr Yen Sin (all 3 issues)
Horror Stories #1, 2, 5
Wu Fang (all 7 issues)

Pulp replica editions previously retired!
All Detective #27
Civil War Stories
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #1, 2
Dime Mystery Book #1
Eerie (Canadian pulp)
Mystery Adventures #7
Phantom Detective #1
Pirate Stories #1
Soldiers of Fortune #1
Strange Detective Stories #2
Strange Stories #1
Thrilling Mystery #1


We'd like to thank everybody that has supported the project over the years, and we hope that the Replicas continue to provide reading and research enjoyment for years to come.
We do not anticipate taking on any other pulp reprint projects at this time and our Pulp Cover Gallery project is our only active item at present.



Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
June 1,1923 - The rare KKK issue


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


DAN TURNER  ($25 each postpaid)
Dan Turner Hollywood DetectiveNo. 1 (January 1942)
Dan Turner Hollywood Detective No. 2 (April 1942)

DIME MYSTERY BOOK ($35 each postpaid)
#1 December 1932

DOCTOR DEATH  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1935
#2  March 1935
#3  April 1935

DR. YEN SIN  ($35 each postpaid)
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#2 July/August 1936
#3 September/October 1936

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
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#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


HORROR STORIES ($35 each postpaid)
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#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

MAGIC CARPET ($25 each postpaid)
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#2 April 1933
#3 July 1933
#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
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#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936

MYSTERY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
November 1936 with a rare Domino Lady cover appearance


THE OCTOPUS ($35 each postpaid)
February/March 1939

OPERATOR 5  ($35 each postpaid)
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#2  T
he Invisible Empire (May 1934)
#3  The Yellow Scourge (June 1934)
#4  The Melting Death (July 1934)
#5  Cavern of the Damned (August 1934)
#6  Master of Broken Men (September 1934)
#7  Invasion of the Dark Legions (October 1934)
#8  The Green Death Mists (November 1934)
#9  Legions of Starvation (December 1934)
#10 The Red Invader (January 1935)
#11 
The League of War Monsters (February 1935)
#12  The Army of the Dead (March 1935)
#13  
March of the Flame Marauders (April 1935)
#14 Blood Reign of the Dictator (May 1935)
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords (June 1935)
#16 Legions of the Death Master (July 1935)
#17  Hosts of the Flaming Death (August 1935)
#18 Invasion of the Crimson Death Cult (September 1935)
#19 Attack of the Blizzard Men (October 1935)
#20 Scourge of the Invisible Death (November 1935)
#21 Raiders of the Red Death (December 1935)
#22  War-Dogs of the Green Destroyer
(January 1936)
#23 Rockets From Hell (February 1936)
#24  War Masters from the Orient (March 1936)
#25 Crimes Reign of Terror (April 1936)
#26 Death's Ragged Army (June-July 1936)
#27
Patriot's Death Battalion (August-Sept. 1936)
#28 The Bloody Forty-Five Days (Oct.-Nov. 1936)

#29 America's Plague Battalions (December 1936)
#30 Liberties Suicide Legion (January 1937)
#31 Seige of the Thousand Patriots (February 1937)

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

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#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
April/May 1939

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
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October 1935
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February 1936
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September 1937
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December 1937

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January 1937
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#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

#18  The Flame Master (March 1935)
#19 Slaves of the Crime Master
(April 1935)
#20 Reign of the Death Fiddler (May 1935)
#21 Hordes of the Red Butcher (June 1935)
#22 Dragon Lord of the Underworld (July 1935)
#23 Master of the Death Madness (August 1935)
#24 King of the Red Killers (September 1935)
#25 Overlord of the Damned (October 1935)
#26 Death Reign of the Vampire King (November 1935)
#27 Emperor of the Yellow Death (December 1935)
#28 The Mayor of Hell (January 1936)
#29
Slaves of the Murder Syndicate (February 1936)
#30 Green Globes of Death (March 1936)
#31 The Cholera King (April 1936)

#32 Slaves of the Dragon (May 1936)
#33 Legions of Madness (June 1936)
#34 Laboratory of the Damned (July 1936)
#35 Satan's Sightless Legion (August 1936)
#36 The Coming of the Terror (September 1936)
#37 The Devil's Death Dwarfs (October 1936)
#38 City of Dreadful Night (November 1936)
#39 Reign of the Snake Men (December 1936)
#40 Dictator of the Damned (January 1937)
#41
The Mill-Town Massacres (February 1937)
#42 Satan's Workshop (March 1937)
#43 Scourge of the Yellow Fangs (April 1937)
#44 The Devil's Pawnbroker (May 1937)
#45
Voyage of the Coffin Ship (June 1937)
#46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell (July 1937)
#47
Slaves of the Black Monarch (August 1937)
#48
Machine Guns Over the White House (Sept 1937)
#49 The City That Dared Not Eat (October 1937)
#50 Master of the Flaming Horde (November 1937)
#51 Satan's Switchboard (December 1937)
#52 Legion of the Accursed Light (January 1938)
#53
The City of Lost Men (February 1938)
#54 The Grey Horde Creeps (March 1938)
#55
City of Whispering Death (April 1938)
#56 When Thousands Slept in Hell (May 1938)
#57 Satan's Shackles (June 1938)
#58
The Emperor from Hell (July 1938)
#59  
The Devil's Candlesticks (August 1938)
#60  
The City That Paid to Die (September 1938)
#61  The Spider at Bay (October 1938)
#62  
Scourge of the Black Legions (November 1938)
#63  
The Withering Death (December 1938)
#64  
Claws of the Golden Dragon (January 1939)
#65  
The Song of Death (February 1939)
#66  The Silver Death Rain (March 1939)
#67  
Blight of the Blazing Eye (April 1939)
#68  
King of the Fleshless Legion (May 1939)  
#69  Rule of the Monster Men (June 1939)
#70  The Spider and the Slaves of Hell (July 1939)
#71  
The Spider and the Fire God (August 1939)
#72  The Corpse Broker (September 1939)
#73  The Spider and the Eyeless Legion (Oct. 1939)
#74  The Spider and the Faceless One (Nov. 1939)
#75  
Satan's Murder Machines (December 1939)
#76  The Spider and the Pain Master (January 1940)
#77 Hell's Sales Manager (February 1940)
#78 Slaves of the Laughing Death (March 1940)

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)
#92  The Devil's Paymaster (May 1941)
#93 The Benevolent Order of Death (June 1941)
#94 Murder's Black Prince (July 1941)
#95 The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon (August 1941)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)

#109 Army of the Damned (October 1942)
#110 Zara, Master of Murder (November 1942)

#111 The Spider and the Flame King (December 1942)
#112 The Howling Death (January 1943)

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)
#117 The Spider and Hell's Factory (October1943)
#118 When Satan Came to Town (December1943)

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
($25 each postpaid)
#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 February 1939

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
#5 June 1932
#6 October 1932
#7 January 1933

TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
#2  October 1934
#3  November 1934
#4  December 1934
#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
#8 April 1935

#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
#11 July 1935
#12  August 1935
#13  
September 1935
#14  October 1935
#15  November 1935
#16  December 1935
#17 January 1936
#18 February 1936
#19
March 1936
#20 April 1936
#21 May 1936
#22 June 1936
#23
July/Aug 1936
#24
Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

#27 March-April 1937
#28 May-June 1937
#29
July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

#31 November-December 1937
#32 January-February 1938
#33 March-April 1938
#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940
#48 September 1940
#49 November 1940

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1935

WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  March 1923
#2  April 1923
#3
  May1923
#4  June 1923

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
#7  October 1923

#8   November 1923

#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
#11  March 1924
#12  April 1924
#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
#15  December 1924

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
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#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 1926
#40  January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#115 July 1933
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#129 September 1934
#131 November 1934
#130 October 1934
#132 December 1934
#134 February 1935
#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5
Now available!

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
$140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)







Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available!

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
$50.00                                                



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available!


“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Step