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Windy City Con Reports

Airship 27/Ron Fortier Blog: WINDY CITY 2018




2018 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
May 18-20, 2018

   

ECOF  

22nd Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 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.



67th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday, April 29, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

New Location! Free Parking!

West of Lowe's Home Improvement


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE


Adventure House Pulp and Collectibles Show
SUNDAY – September 9th, 2018

ARBUTUS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
5200 Southwestern Blvd – Halethorpe MD 21227
We’ve finally put together a show in the Mid-Atlantic area on September 9th, 2018. 
Conveniently located off I-95, just south of the Baltimore Beltway. 
Only 5-10 minutes from BWI Airport or Amtrak. [See map below.]

Convention Hours – 10am – 4pm
$5.00 Attendance Fee
Seventy plus tables with thousands of pulps and lots of popular culture collectibles.
Two large parking lots
Snack bar on premises
Hotels nearby include: [Rates are not guaranteed]
Holiday Inn BWI Airport – $108
Country Inn & Suites – $118
Holiday Inn Express – $99
Aloft BWI  – $89
Red Roof Plus – $80
Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport – $93
BWI Airport Marriott – $139
Fairfield Inn & Suites BWI Airport – $96
La Quinta Inn & Suites  – $115
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport – $139
Hampton Inn BWI – $97
Shipping services by Adventure House through USPS available for a standard counter rates and a small handling fee.
Short trip to the Baltimore Inner Harbor [15 Minutes]
Slightly longer trip to Washington DC [30 minutes]


Adventure House
Coming soon!

G8 and his Battle Aces #52 - January 1938

Satan Paints the Sky by Robert J. Hogan
G-8 walked down the road that leads to Death, and in the sky he flew where the Falcons waited with their bloody claws bared! 
For that is the way of War and there is no mercy—only red courage against hatred as SATANS PAINTS THE SKY!

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 110 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective - Winter 1952

The Silent Killer by Robert Wallace
Fighting to save thousands of teen-agers from drug addiction, the Phantom tackles a mysterious ring of dealers in despair!

The Glass Noose by Robert Leslie Bellem
The Pointing Finger by Philip Ketchum
Flight Westward by Bryan Croghan
Murder on the Meter by Ardythe Gamel
The Suicide of Richard Manse by Ray Cummings
The Death Lei by Frank Richardson Pierce


7x10, 86 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Coming soon!

Battle Stories - July 1930

Saps and Sappers by Arthur Guy Empey
Three dumb doughs blunder into a German-mined hill!

Spy Hunter of the Somme by Harold F. Cruickshank
Bombing the Sea Snakes by Harold Bradley Say
Four Battling Bucks by E.L. Valence
Johnny Get Your Gun by Major George Eliot
The Glory Grabber by Joseph Ball
A Demon of the Dugouts by Seth Bailey
Air Lanes of Intrigue by Frederick C. Painton
Sky Crusaders by Edwin C. Parsons
The Golden Death by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Call to Arms by William A. Shipman

Cover Artist: George Rozen


7x10, 176 pages, $14.95



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
DOC SAVAGE: MR. CALAMITY

(Writer) Will Murray (Cover) Joe Devito
Now available in hardcover, softcover and eBook editions!
Coming to comic shops July 4!

Prospecting in the Wyoming badlands, Patricia Savage spies a man swimming in circles—high in a cloudless sky!
After he falls to his death, the dead swimmer is discovered soaked to the skin.
Who is he? How did he manage to swim through thin air?

These are the questions Pat sets out to answer when her cousin, the famous scientist-adventurer Doc Savage, diagnoses her account as a hallucination caused by altitude sickness.
But when the bronze-skinned girl vanishes, the Man of Bronze is forced to take action.

From the Bighorn Mountains to Devils Tower, Doc Savage and his mighty crew race against time
to avert an impending tragedy created by a nebulous devil in human form who calls himself Mr. Calamity.

Plus a bonus Doc Savage story: The Valley of Eternity.


Softcover edition:  $29.95
Hardcover edition: $49.95
eBook: $6.99

DOC SAVAGE: MR CALAMITY is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181311.





Altus Press
THE SPIDER: SLAUGHTER, INCORPORATED (Facsimile Edition)
by Grant Stockbridge, Donald G. Cormack, Arthur Leo Zagat, and Norvell Page
Introduction by Will Murray

Now available!

Originally slated to appear in The Spider Magazine in the 1940s, "Slaughter, Incorporated" was ultimately shelved when that magazine was cancelled.
Never before published directly from author Donald G. Cormack's original manuscript,
this edition has been faithfully reconstructed as an exact copy of the never-published
February 1944 issue of The Spider Magazine, complete with vintage interior illustrations.

In addition, The Spider: Slaughter, Incorporated (Facsimile Edition) marks the first publication
of the never-before-published lost Red Finger story, "Red Finger and the Murder Trio," penned by Arthur Leo Zagat.

Also including a story by longtime Spider author, Norvell Page.

$19.95 softcover



Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #6: THE RED DESTROYER
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

”Stand by for action—three o'clock—map position M-24.”
Dusty Ayres suspected that this message came from the enemy, that it was bait luring him to a trap;
but he didn't guess how deadly the snare was, didn't know that he was keeping a rendezvous
with one of the most destructive weapons yet used by the Blacks—an invisible tornado of red death!

An amazing account of the next great war!

186 pages / $13.95 softcover

 


Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #7: THE WHITE DEATH
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

“You will instruct Captain Ayres to proceed to Washington H.Q. by staff train at 2:25.
He is to be provided with escort to station and placed in custody of Staff Sergeant Bolton…” Dusty read this radiogram with amazement.
First H.Q. grounded him, then sent this crazy order.
But the order did not worry the gods of war, for they knew that the very fires of hell itself would sweep across war-torn America
before the devilish plot behind that command could be smashed—before Dusty Ayres could learn the secret of the white death!

188 pages / $13.95 softcover



Altus Press

by Robb T. White, Jonathan Sheppard, Richard Billingsley, J.D. Graves, Brian Townsley, J. Allan Dunn, Paul Ernst, Dan Cushman, Frederick Nebel, and H. Bedford-Jones

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue featuring five all-new stories, plus vintage hard-boiled classics from the pulp era of the 1930s-40s.
And it includes a never-before published cover by James Lunnon, painted for Black Mask in 1940.

 $14.95softcover  / $4.99 eBook



Altus Press
The Cross Brand
by Frederick Faust

Now available!

Longtime friends, Sheriff Harry Ganton and Jack Bristol, find themselves on different sides when Harry is mistakenly shot during an argument. Thinking he has killed his friend, Jack flees town, only to run into two mysterious strangers. Why does one have a cross brand on his forehead? And then there's the matter of Jack's appointment with the hangman's noose in his future....

139 pages / $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press


Altus Press
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce the next wave of books in our acclaimed H. Bedford-Jones Library series.
This time out, we've collected a variety of HBJ's most beloved genres: historicals, mysteries, and Foreign Legion sagas, among others.
These have rarely if ever been reprinted. And each contains all of the original pulp illustrations by some of the best draftsmen of the pulp era.
Simply put: if you're looking for the best material to see print in the pulps, look no further than the works of The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

Each will be available soon at www.altuspress.com.

The Princess and the Prophet
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by John Richard Flanagan


Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus' care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery....

222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune... and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he'll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

62 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


They Lived By the Sword
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It's a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

231 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Warriors in Exile
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones' 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion... the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

384 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Leland Gustavson


Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all.... Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

102 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Gunpowder Gold
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies... and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It's another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

197 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover









Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine

The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library is Here
Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series)

American Fantasy Press
THE ASTOUNDING ART OF HUBERT ROGERS
Kickstarter coming in September!


Doug Ellis and Bob Garcia spread the news at Windy City Pulp & Paperback Show this weekend about their new summer project: THE ASTOUNDING ART OF HUBERT ROGERS.

They expect to be ready in September or so to launch a new Kickstarter for it.

Rogers was the premier artist for ASTOUNDING in the 1930s, with covers for the sf classics, SLAN, GREY LENSMAN, FOUNDATION and most of the Robert A. Heinlein novels that appeared in the mag.
If that wasn't enough, his covers also appeared on pulps from ARGOSY to ADVENTURE.

The book is being produced with the cooperation of Rogers' family, giving access to rare material such as photos, sketches, prelims, proofs and original art, which should allow us to produce a book that we hope you'll find astounding!

This is going to be a fantastic project.





American Mythology Productions and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

THE MOON MAID #1
(Writer) Christopher Mills (Art) Gabriel Rearte,
(Cover) Mike Wolfer

Deep beneath the crust of the Earth's moon lies a fantastic world of lush, purple vegetation, hideous monsters, the half-human/half-horse Va-gas, and the most incredible, alluring creature in the universe... Nah-ee-lah, the "Moon Maid!"

American Mythology is proud to present Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal, sci-fi action adventure in comic book form, in all-new adventures that finds Nah-ee-lah a prisoner of the cannibalistic Va-gas, but salvation arrives in the form of two time and space-travelling adventurers from the prehistoric continent of Caspak, "The Land That Time Forgot!"

This thrilling first issue also serves as the second chapter in the "Fear on Four Worlds" saga, which ties Burroughs' greatest fantasy worlds together into one shared universe, including Va-nah (The Moon Maid), Amtor (Carson of Venus), Pellucidar, and Caspak (The Land That Time Forgot). The Moon Maid comes with four covers - Main Cover by Mike Wolfer, Visions of the Moon & B&W Limited Edition Covers by Gabriel Rearte, and a Blank Sketch Edition.


Moon Maid #1 comes with four covers:
Main Pulptastic Cover by Mike Wolfer
Visions of the Moon Cover by
Gabriel Rearte
Limited Edition  Visions of the Moon B&W Cover by Gabriel Rearte
Blank Sketch Cover.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 25.

THE MOON MAID #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181342 (Wolfer cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181343 (Rearte cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181344 (Rearte Limited Edition B&W cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181345 (Sketch cover).




American Mythology Productions

ZORRO SWORDS OF HELL #1
(Writer) David Avallone (Art) Roy Allen Martinez


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

Zorro Swords of Hell #1 comes with five covers:
Main by Roy Allan Martinez
Werewolves Fury by Richard Bonk
Classic Nostalgia by Jon Pinto
Ltd Ed Visions of Zorro by Alex Toth
Blank Sketch Edition cover.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 25.

THE MOON MAID #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181327 (Martinez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181328 (Bonk cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181329 (Toth cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181330 (Pinto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY18128 (Sketch cover).








Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW #128: “Shadowed Millions” and “No Safety in Numbers” plus “The Chateau of Shadows"
The Dark Avenger proves that crime does not pay in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, a huge investment in a South American country attracts international criminals and corrupt politicians, leading the Dark Avenger on a hunt for “Shadowed Millions.” Then, gang violence and gambling madness corrupt a city until The Shadow demonstrates to vicious mobsters that there is “No Safety in Numbers." BONUS: “The Chateau of Shadows,” a Golden Age of Comics classic by Walter Gibson and Bob Powell. This instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Charles J. Ravel plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Bob Powell with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-246-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in July!
Coming to comic shops July 25!

THE SHADOW Volume 132: “Fingers of Death” & “The Blackest Mail”
Lamont Cranston investigates crime in classic pulp thrillers by Walter. B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott. First, one by one, prominent citizens fall victim to "Fingers of Death" and only The Shadow can uncover the murderous mastermind behind the serial killings! Then, mysterious writing on a wall, a toy boat and a kite set Lamont Cranston on the trail of the Hollywood extortionist behind "The Blackest Mail." Plus, a lost Shadow radio adventure by Walter Gibson! Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 132 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181958.

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




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week

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

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #5 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Yusuf Idris (Cover) Steve Bryant

"Athena Voltaire and Golden Dawn," Part One.
A new story arc begins as Athena travels to Portugal to retrieve a previously undiscovered DaVinci Codex. Of course, there are always other interested parties!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 11.

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #5 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181246.




AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

Now available!
 
The solar system needs a hero and it's about to get one in an old-fashioned pulp adventure with modern sensibility. It was an age of miracles. It was an era of wonder. It was a time of troubles. It was all these things and more... except there were no heroes. Naturally, one had to be created. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret since the murder of Curt's parents. Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind — Curt must become Captain Future!

Allen Steele gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon.

Softcover, 6 x 9, 304 pages, $15.99, On sale April 17.
Publisher: Tor Books





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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




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

2018 Windy City Film Program
Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability



Bold Venture Press

Aviation thrills and horrific villains in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and G-8 & His Battle Aces!

Out of the night explodes an engine of unimaginable fury, powered by the drive to accumulate and hoard for the mere sake of possession — a force that draws its strength from the perpetual motion of irreconcilable imperatives engaged in timeless opposition; a beast that should be a myth, but thrives on the nightmares that well out of the unconscious when the unconscious is untethered from myth.  The Mysteriarchs of the Abyss have shackled and enslaved the primordial evil that has guarded their hideous treasure troves for eons — a dragon of gargantuan proportions with more destructive rage than the Great War itself!

Also features the short story "Zohar of the Jungle" by Stuart Hopen.

To the world at large, The Twilight Patrol is a high-flying band of scrappy patriots, ever alert for trouble and always willing to lend a hand. To the sinister foes lurking behind the Axis horizon, they are a force to be reckoned with in the onslaught against freedom. To their fans, The Twilight Patrol is the bravest assortment of adventurers ever brought together to confront the dark forces threatening our mortal realm.


144 pages, 8.5" x 11"
Paperback: $14.95 / eBook: $3.99




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

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



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends


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

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

Only $30.00
 
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #81 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Dan Brereton
"The State of the World of Bronze" by Chuck Welch
"Notes on a Doc Savage Illustration" by
Dan Brereton
"The Stories Behind the Story" by David Avallone
"Reviewing the Ring of Fire" by Bobb Cotter
"The Girl Who Hated Doc Savage" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"Doc Savage and the WEP" by Julián Paga
"Sons of Savage: Doc Caliban" by Art Sippo, MD
"Doc Has a Gun!" by Michael Ingalls
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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

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

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

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

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Harold Lamb, Shaver and Lovecraft, Windy City Pulp & Paperback Show - New!
Short Reviews – Hide and Seek, by Arthur C. Clarke
Elric: The Ruby Throne
Tales From the Magician’s Skull #1
Sensor Sweep: A. Merritt, Leigh Brackett, Dungeons of Chaos, and Rocket’s Red Glare

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 6 TPB - Coming in September!
(Writer) Brian Wood, Fred Van Lente (Art) Davide Gianfelice & Various (Cover) Massimo Carnevale

Brian Wood's acclaimed adaptation of "Queen of the Black Coast" reaches its heartbreaking conclusion. Having found his true love and spiritual equal, Conan faces the one foe no warrior can defeat. But there will be little time to grieve, for death takes no holiday, and evil never dies!

Collects Conan Vol. 15: The Nightmare of the Shallow (Conan the Barbarian #13-#18); Conan Vol. 16: The Song of Bêlit (Conan the Barbarian #19-#25); Conan Vol. 17: Shadows Over Kush (Conan the Avenger # 1-#6).

Trade paperback, 7x10, 448 pages, $24.99, On sale September 12.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 6 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY180375





 

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

The Art of Frank Hamilton (Part 4)
- New!
Comic Gallery: PRINCE VALIANT - New!
Pulp Gallery: BATTLE STORIES - New!
Doc Savage Out West! in MR. CALAMITY by Will Murray
The Sweat Mag Art of Mort Künstler
Pulp Gallery: CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES (1937)
Movie Posters of 1914
The Sweat Mag Art of Stanley Borack

DEJAH THORIS #6 - Coming in July!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Pasquale Qualano
Cover A: Mike McKone
Cover B: Diego Galindo

Cover C: Pasquale Qualano

Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium sends Dejah Thoris on a scientific mission to chart air currents and atmospheric density tests. But Dekana Lor, Headmistress of the Royal Academy of Helium hints at a second secret mission to the princess. And who is this handsome Red Martian prince and why is he suddenly part of the team?

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 11.

DEJAH THORIS #6 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181067 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY18 (Galindo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY18 (Qualano cover).

   

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Magazine of Horror #36 Apr. 1971 - New!
Broadswords and Blasters #5 Spring 2018 - New!
Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2 - New!
Magazine of Horror #35 Feb. 1971 - New!
Pulp Literature #18 Spring 2018 - New!
Pulp Literature 17 Winter 2018
Magazine of Horror #17 Fall 1967
Nostalgia Digest Winter 2018
Joe Wehrle, Jr.’s Pencil Portraits
Drawn by Wehrle

DMR Books - Now available!

These titles are also available from Mike Chomko.
Contact Mike at mikechomko@gmail.com


The Thief of Forthe and Other Stories by Clifford Ball
After the death of Robert E. Howard, Clifford Ball was the first writer to follow in his footsteps and pen sword and sorcery stories for Weird Tales. For the first time ever, all of Ball’s stories are collected into one volume. A must-have for pulp historians and fans of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction! 206 pages.


Table of Contents:
Duar the Accursed
The Thief of Forthe
The Goddess Awakes
The Swine of Aeaea
The Little Man
The Werewolf Howls

The limited edition "classic size" version of this title will be available in April.
Trade paperback and digital versions will be coming later this spring.
$10.00



The Sapphire Goddess - The Fantasies of Nictzin Dyalhis
At last, the stories of one of the most unusual writers of weird fiction are collected! This volume contains all of Nictzin Dyalhis’ works of fantasy and science fiction, many of which have never before been reprinted. Those who love the wild imagination and masterful prose of authors such as Clark Ashton Smith and C.L. Moore are sure to enjoy this collection. 388 pages.

Table of Contents:

When the Green Star Waned
The Eternal Conflict
He Refused to Stay Dead
The Dark Lore
The Oath of Hul Jok
The Red Witch
The Sapphire Goddess
The Sea-Witch
Heart of Atlantan


The limited edition "classic size" version of this title will be available in April.
Trade paperback and digital versions will be coming later this spring.
$13.00





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Harold Lamb
Who "Made" Conan and Robert E. Howard? -- Part One
The Savage Swords of Louis L'Amour  
Reavers of Skaith: Saving the Last For First
"I Dream in Fire But Work in Clay" - Arthur Machen

GREEN HORNET #5 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Amy Chu (Art) German Erramouspe (Cover) Mike McKone, Diego Galindo


The enigmatic public hero the Oko has captured Green Hornet and Kato on live TV, but what is are his true motives? It's up to a Daily Sentinel reporter to stop him before he exposes their identities to the whole world.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 18.

GREEN HORNET #5 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181077 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181078 (Galindo cover).




 
GREEN HORNET OMNIBUS TPB VOLUME 2 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Amy Chu (Art) German Erramouspe (Cover) Mike McKone, Diego Galindo


The mysterious and deadly Redhand makes his move against the Kato family. With Mulan ailing, and Hayashi guarding her, it falls to Green Hornet to stand alone against the deadliest foe he has ever faced. An enemy with training and knowledge surpassing even his, an enemy who can't be found... until he strikes.  Then the "Outcast" arc sees a new power rising in Century City. A bureaucrat has seized control of the entire city, and to cement his position, he enlists the help of a killer who wears the Green Hornet costume. Now, Britt Reid, Jr. must fight for his life, and for his father's legacy. The Green Hornet and Kato will have to get as down and dirty as their new foes to preserve everything their fathers left as legacy. In the end, nothing will ever be the same in Century City.

Trade Paperback, Full Color, 360 pages, $29.99, On sale July 4.

GREEN HORNET OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181081.



Haffner Press
Now available!

“Of all of Raymond Chandler’s followers, the most Chandlerish of them all might have been Howard Browne. His private eye hero, PAUL PINE, is simply one of the great eyes, no matter how inspired by (or derivative of ) Chandler’s Philip Marlowe he might have been. All the Pine books are well worth reading, and A Taste of Ashes (1957) in particular is just a flat-out, stone-cold private eye classic.

Pine is a former investigator for the Illinois State attorney’s office in Chicago who works as a P.I. in Chicago. He’s got the obligatory cynicism, snappy similes and metaphors down pat, though he tends to be a bit more down to earth than Marlowe, and often mocks his own tendencies to moroseness and world-weariness. And let’s face it — Browne was a stronger plotter than Chandler.

In 1985, almost thirty years after Pine’s last appearance, Dennis McMillan published a book The Paper Gun. That volume collected the only previously-published Pine story, “So Dark For April,” plus an incomplete Pine novel that Browne, in the foreword, called “a story complete in itself. But it is not the whole novel.” He states that he had lost interest in the private eye genre, and so the story is only 122 pages in length, too long for a short story, but too short for a novel.’ —adapted from “Paul Pine” by Kevin Burton Smith, www.thrillingdetective.com

HALO FOR HIRE contains all the Paul Pine stories.

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Richard A. Lupoff
Cover Art by Laurel Blechman
900+ page Hardcover


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Halo in Blood
Halo for Satan
Halo in Brass
"So Dark for April"
The Taste of Ashes
"The Paper Gun"



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 07: THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA HORSE - Coming in July!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Cover) George Wilson

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

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

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


Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $14.99
, On sale July 4.

THE PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 7 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181800.





Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 08: THE HYDRA MONSTER - Coming in July!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Cover) George Wilson

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

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

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


Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, B&W, $14.99
, On sale July 4.

THE PHANTOM COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 8 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181801.



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Windy City Recap
- New!
Friday Update
Collecting Brackett
Tales From the Magician’s Skull Issue 2
Sea-Kings of Mars
The Skull Lives

H.P. Lovecraft: Selected Works, Critical Perspectives and Interviews on His Influence - Coming Spring/Summer 2018!

This collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s most influential works presents several of his most famous stories, a sampling of his poetry and an abridgment of his monograph Supernatural Horror in Literature, with commentary providing background and context. Criticism is included from such scholars as S.T. Joshi and Robert M. Price, along with essays by writers Brad Strickland and T.E.D. Klein, and interviews with Pulitzer-nominated author Richard Monaco (Parsival) and award-winning novelists Cherie Priest (Boneshaker) and Caitlin Kiernan (The Drowning Girl).

SPRING-SUMMER 2018
$39.95





ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #61 - Coming in July!

This issue of Illustration features the sexy pin-up illustrations of the brilliant Earl Moran, perhaps best remembered for his pin-up paintings featuring a young and unknown Marilyn Monroe! Our feature showcases numerous examples of his original art, printed tear sheets and covers, and rare, previously unpublished photographs. Next up we feature the work of Ray Prohaska, famous for his slick magazine illustrations of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue!

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00, On sale July 25.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #61 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181814.






JAMES BOND CASE FILES HC VOLUME 01 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Kieron Gillen & Various (Art) Antonio Fuso & Various (Cover) Tula Lotay

Contains Four exhilarating stand-alone Bond stories from superstar creators.

SERVICE: 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...

MONEYPENNY: Friend of JAMES BOND, former MI6 field agent and bodyguard of M! On a 'routine' protection mission, Moneypenny discovers a complicated assassination plot that bears a startling resemblance to a terrorist attack from her childhood. Can she call upon her secret agent skills to stop the plot...?

SOLSTICE: 007 accepts an unofficial mission. He travels to Paris, in pursuit of a Russian. But is Bond the hunter, or the hunted?

M: James Bond's superior, code-named M, scrambles MI6's secret agents across the globe. Sometimes, he knowingly sends them to their deaths, for the greater good. But a traumatic event from M's early days in the eld returns to haunt him, forcing M to return to the scene of a crime...HIS crime.

Hardcover, 7x10, TBA pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale July 11.

JAMES BOND CASE FILES VOLUME 1 HC is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181082.


JAMES BOND VOLUME 2: EIDOLON TPB - Coming in July!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags... and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service. And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist... Collecting issues #7-12 of the ongoing James Bond comic book series written by Warren Ellis, the New York Times bestselling author of Gun Machine and critically-acclaimed comic book writer (Iron Man, Planetary, Astonishing X-Men), and featuring artwork by Jason Masters (Batman Incorporated).


Collecting issues #7-12 of the ongoing James Bond comic book series.

Trade paperback, 7x10, TBA pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale July 4.


JAMES BOND VOLUME 2: EIDOLON TPB is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181083.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

HUGO GERNSBACK'S THE ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER PLUS SCIENCE AND INVENTION AND RADIO NEWS

HUGO GERNSBACK'S, the father of American Science Fiction, was the publisher of "The Electrical Experimenter", "Science and Invention", and "Radio News" magazines. In those fact-based magazines, he included a fiction story or two per issue (including an all science fiction issue of "Science and Invention" to test the waters for his "AMAZING STORIES" pulp magazine. It is believed by some that the author, Charles S. Wolfe, may have been a pen name of Gernsback.

This book contains the nearly complete literary output of "Charles S. Wolfe" which appeared in the three magazines listed above, plus one from "Black Mask".
All that is missing are two other stories which appeared in "Black Mask" pulp magazine.

Trade Paperback:
6 x 9 inch
276 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $14.95




 
KULL ETERNAL TPB - Coming in August!
(Writer) Tom Waltz (Art/Cover) Luca Pizzari

Kull has been a slave and a pirate, a warrior and a king, but now the defender of Atlantis is about to face his biggest challenge ever: traveling through time to save our modern world from the evil Serpent Men! After discovering that the Serpent Men are planning to conquer modern-day America, King Kull of Atlantis is about to become a fish out of water when the Elder Race sends him through the timeline to stop them. Now, he'll fight to save the world on a journey that takes him through the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War II, and all the way into modern times.

Collecting issues #1-3 and the 2018 Annual!


Trade paperback, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale August 29.

KULL ETERNAL ANNUAL is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY180721.





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television
Ready Player One Movie Review
Cinevent Film Festival Turns 50
Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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


Now featuring: Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie


Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir  Part 21: Pulp Art, Part Three by Walker Martin

Pulp Fiction Stories I’m Reading: THORP McCLUSKY “The Crawling Horror.”  
Western Horror Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND “Werewolf.”
Stories I’m Reading: CORNELL WOOLRICH “Vampire’s Honeymoon.”
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 20, by Walker Martin: PULP ART, Part Two


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

For All Members

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

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

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


Help Choose the 2018 Munsey Award

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

Our 2017 Munsey Award winner was Phil Stephensen-Payne.

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

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

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


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Paradise of the Ice Wilderness" by Jul Regis from AMAZING STORIES, October, 1927
A whaler iced in finds the entrance to a warm underground world guarded by a monster.

"Death in a Cottage" by Paul Ernst from POPULAR DETECTIVE, August, 1937
To whitewash a black deed, a wily killer runs the Gamut of Mass Murder.

"Patrolman Stark Raises a Stink" by Robert C. Blackmon from MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, March, 1943
There wasn't much patrolman Stark could do all trussed up in the back of this truck - but at least he could make his "funeral" smell sweet!



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Angelica You Have Chosen Well
- New!
Co-Evolution - New!
Cop Shot
Millennium Bug
Across A Wounded Galaxy
Landscape of Darkness

         Pulp Den  

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

Windy City Pulp and Paper convention 2018 - photos - New!
Robert Ormond Case - Western Author
F.R. Buckley - biographical article  
Beautiful covers #3 - N.C Wyeth in the Popular Magazine
Beautiful covers #2 - Walter Baumhofer - Western Story
Cherry Wilson - Western Author


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

The Ganoraky Missile - New!
Family Skeletons - New!
Coincidence? Maybe, Maybe Not
The Black Bat
Ki-Gor
Frederick C. Davis
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.

Pulps 1st - Spring Deal 50% off!

At Pulps1st.com there is a sale using promo code ZSPRINGDEALS for 50% off.
The pictures at the right are only samples of what's available.

Pulps 1st has t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, ipad cases stamps, and more!






Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #8 Audiobook
The Invisible Staffel by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

They called G-8 the Flying Spy. History never recorded his exploits—and for good reason! No one would ever believe World War I was that wild!
 
Ghost planes terrified the Front. Strange ships of death, all men could see were their dim outlines. Sky showed through their fuselages — their wings were transparent air — yet from their invisible guns death bullets spouted, nailing Yank pilots into murder cockpits. What were these weird ships? How could G-8 and his pals dare fight an invisible staffel?


In the late 1920s, Pulp magazines of all kinds were in the hands of millions of readers. With the country tightly in the grip of the Depression, people of all sorts were seeking some way to escape and Pulp magazines were cheap and widely available in nearly every genre imaginable. One specific type of story blazed to popularity and, oddly enough, this particular genre took a look back at the past, at aviation during World War One.
 
Amidst a flurry of flight themed magazines in the late 1920s into the early 1930s, Popular Publications’ President Harry Steeger looked to throw his company into the mix of highflying heroes, hero being a key word there. Thanks to the popularity of such characters as Doc Savage and The Shadow, Steeger wanted to create a pilot character that stood out from the other flyboys in Pulp, one that was as much over the top hero as he was a flyer. From that desire and discussions primarily with author Robert J. Hogan, G-8 and His Battle Aces was born.
 
G-8 changed the face of Aviation Pulp forever. Steeger allowed Hogan to not only put him in the fictional skies, but also to create spectacular, even supernatural enemies for the Battle Aces to protect the world against.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a strange nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in The Invisible Staffel. Originally published in the May, 1934 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.

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


5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives


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.
 
“Doc” Turner was one of the least likely heroes that appeared in the pulp magazine stories. He was a little old pharmacist who ran a drug store in the slums of New York, where just about everyone came to him when they had problems. Oh, and what problems they had! Werewolves and vampires mixed in with extortionists and gangsters. And solve their problems he did, with the aid of his strapping red-headed assistant, mechanic Jack Ransom, and his young stock boy Abe Ginsberg.
 
These short stories appeared in the back pages of The Spider magazine, a grand total of 70 of them. Every single one can be found in this collection; not a one is missing.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction
 
Bargain Counter Corpse
from the October 1941 issue of the Spider magazine
Doc Turner, grizzled savior of Morris Street, was helpless in his attempt to strangle Manhattan’s newest racket — until Murder advertised a special Bargain Day in Corpses!
 
Satan’s Evening Star
from the December 1941 issue of the Spider magazine
Although young Jack Ransom had seen his venerable companion Doc Turner face sudden death without quailing, he never knew the Patriarch of the Slums to surrender, unresisting, to a man who was admittedly the very personification of evil!... One of Doc Turner’s most exciting adventures!
 
The Dolls From Hell
from the February 1942 issue of the Spider magazine
Surely, thought young Jack Ransom, the ancient patriarch of Morris Street had gone mad! Hadn’t Jack seen old Doc Turner place the death-dolls in his drug store window? And hadn’t he heard the beloved druggist utter the words that allied him with a mass-murderer?
 
Corpses Pay Dividends
from the April 1942 issue of the Spider magazine
Honey Morse, glamorous night club star, went back to the slums to warn old Doc Turner of a new and vicious plot against his beloved people. But a killer’s gun killed her in Doc’s arms — as she uttered just one word!
 
The Claws Of Shari
from the June 1942 issue of the Spider magazine
No one could explain the giant cat which stalked the darkened alleyways of the slums, killing human beings relentlessly and without reason. So old Doc Turner, protector of the poor, went on the warpath — even though he suspected a menace as ghastly as the dreaded were-wolf of yore!
 
Death Goes to a Picnic
from the August 1942 issue of the Spider magazine
Two large buses, and a station wagon driven by Jack Ransom, drove away from Manhattan’s slums loaded with laughing youngsters bound for their one joyous day in the country. But the station wagon did not return — and old Doc Turner knew that he should have played that fleeting hunch. For now, in an unknown spot, and in an unknown manner — Death was closing in on those pitiful kids!
 
Satan Has Little Teeth!
from the October 1942 issue of the Spider magazine
Old Doc Turner was afraid — because he knew the reason for those wrecked war trucks — because he knew the ghastly meaning of those insidious little teeth marks. He was afraid because he knew more than it was good for a human to know.
 
Death with a Dog’s Face
from the December 1942 issue of the Spider magazine
Old Doc Turner was treading on dangerous ground when he learned the closely guarded secrets of the agents of Axis-conquered nations. And, when he acted on that knowledge, he doomed himself to the curse of the dog-faced assassin!

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

 
Discounted 50% the first week.
$1.99



Recoverings
TARZAN AND THE LION MAN & SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS Dust-jackets
Now available!


Tarzan and the Lion Man, Synthetic Men of Mars covers
These newly released dust-jackets are as clean as possible.

TARZAN AND THE LION MAN has cover and spine art meticulously redrawn with every line matching St. John's from a 1200ppi scan.
The dark gold on the cover contains bright flecks that simulate the metallic ink on the 1934 edition.
This is reconstructed from the true first edition jacket, not the more common jacket that was issued on the Grosset & Dunlap reprint, the "red Tarzana" and subsequent ERB, Inc. reprints.

SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS uses a scan of the original John Coleman Burroughs painting on both cover and spine.
The original was smoke damaged in the 1953 fire but I've managed to digitally clean it up while retaining the detail of the brushwork. Click on the image to the right to see what you'll get when you order.


Tarzan and the Lion Man
Cover by J. Allen St. John.
$25.00

Synthetic Men of Mars
Cover by John Coleman Burroughs

$25.00





RED SONJA #19 - Coming in July!
Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover A: Sean Chen
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C: Jan Duursema
Cover D: Cosplay Cover
Cover E Subscription: John Royale

Still seeking Lord Skath, Sonja finally reaches his castle in the Cimmerian mountains -- and it's not what she expected!
Castle Skath is now something of an attraction for wealthy visitors from across Hyborea; and its new owner, Rusa Sandak, has sinister plans to keep the gold flowing...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 25.

RED SONJA #19 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181097 (Chen cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181098 (Mandrakecover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181099 (Duursema cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181100 (Cosplay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181101 (Royal cover).
   
   
   
   
   

       

RED SONJA / TARZAN #3 - Coming in Julyl!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani
Cover A: Aaron Lopresti
Cover B: Walter Geovani
Cover C: Sergio Davila
Cover D: Robert Castro

The adventure continues and the mystery deepens as Sonja and Tarzan must save the Greystoke family from extreme peril and try to rectify the disturbances in time caused by the evil Elon Duul!

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

RED SONJA / TARZAN #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181105 (Lopresti cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181106 (Geovani Cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181107 (Davila cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY181108 (Castro cover).

 
   

     

 

Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!


We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.
 

Robert E. Howard House Archaeology Project
New Go Fund Me Project to excavate the Howard House storm cellar!

In an effort to shed more light on Robert E. Howard the man, Project Pride, the owners of the Robert E. Howard House and Museum are partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Southeastern Archaeology Foundation (SEAF) to sponsor an archaeological excavation at the house where Howard grew up, lived and died, and wrote his powerful and influential fiction.

The Howard House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1994 and today it has been restored to its period appearance in the 1930s.  The Robert E. Howard House and Museum is now a tourist destination for countless fans from around the world who make the pilgrim to Cross Plains to see the place where whole worlds were created in the mind of one man. It is also the site for the annual gathering of fans known as Howard Days  on the second weekend in June.

At the Howard Days gathering in 2017, Floyd Carter, Jr. who was a member of the family who purchased the home in 1970, told several Howard scholars and attendees about the presence of a storm cellar behind the house that was now filled in and buried. Carter suggested that there was a lot of material, possibly from the Howards, buried in the cellar that might be recovered if it were excavated. NPS archaeologist and Howard scholar Jeffrey Shanks was present and talked with Mr. Carter at length about his memories of the cellar. This led to discussions with Project Pride about the possibility of a professional archaeological excavation to see what could found. Because the Museum has only a handful of items from the Howards, recovering any artifacts that date from the period when Robert and his family lived there would add significantly to the collection.


The Project:

In January, the Project Pride Board of Directors approved Shanks's proposal for the NPS to uncover and excavate the storm cellar, process and analyze the artifacts recovered, and write the official report. The excavation will also be an educational opportunity for the Cross Plains community and local schools to teach about archaeology and the importance of preserving our shared cultural heritage.

Since the Howard House is on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the missions of the National Park Service is to provide technical assistance to NRHP sites, Shanks was able to secure funding to cover the salary costs for himself and another NPS archaeologist, Thadra Stanton, to carry out the project, including excavation, artifact analysis, and report write-up -- a cost of approximately $20,000. Project Pride and the Cross Plains community will be donating lodging for the archaeological team as well as some supplies and much-needed volunteer labor. Noted Howard experts from The Robert E. Howard Foundation  will be present to assist as well.

The remaining project costs are the travel expenses for the team and salary for an NPS Archaeological Technician to assist Shanks and Stanton. These costs are estimated at $3800. Shanks approached the Southeastern Archaeology Foundation (SEAF), a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that assists and supports NPS archaeological projects, to assist in securing the remaining needed funds. In order to do so, SEAF has launched this GoFundMe crowd-sourcing campaign to raise those funds.

This is where you come in! If you are fan of Robert E. Howard and his stories or just support archaeology and cultural resource preservation, we can use your financial assistance and generosity. Because SEAF is a 501(c)3 any contribution you make is tax deductible. We are offering several donation levels with different gifts including the official project T-Shirt and copies of the forthcoming archaeological report. You can even join the team in Cross Plains and participate in the excavation!

NOTE: Any funds received in excess of the required amount will be donated to Project Pride to help with their ongoing costs in maintaining the the Robert E. Howard House and Museum.




Robert E. Howard Foundation
REH Foundation Awards Nominees!


The REH Foundation is proud to announce to official nominees for this year’s REH Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions from the previous year in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works.

The top three nominees in each category were selected by the Legacy Circle members of the Foundation from an outstanding pool of eligible candidates and their contributions represent the best of the best. (Categories with more than 3 nominees represent a tie in the nomination voting)

All Premium members of the REH Foundation will be eligible to vote on these nominees to determine this year’s winners (Regular FREE members can upgrade to a Premium membership HERE).
Voting deadline is April 30th!
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 8.


The list of nominees is documented at the link below.

The Serial Squadron
Now available!

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

All remastered and restored!


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




THE SHADOW / BATMAN HC - Arriving in comic shops April 25!
Writer: Steve Orlando
Art: Giovanni Timpano

Cover: Alex Ross

The World's Greatest Mystery. The World's Greatest Detective. They can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the World's Greatest Evil? What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect for centuries. Can Batman and the Shadow save the world without destroying it in the process? Writer Steve Orlando (Batman/The Shadow, Justice League of America) and artist by Giovanni Timpano (The Shadow, Transformers) unite to tell an instantly classic tale of noir, mortality and generational heroes and villains.

Hardcover, Full Color, 160 pages, $24.99

Co-published by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics




SHEENA #8 - Arriving in comic shops April 25!

Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo
Art:
Maria Sanapo
Cover A: 
Maria Sanapo
Cover B:
Jan Duursema
Cover C: Gisele Lagrace

Betrayal and heartache await Sheena as she wakes to find herself captured by the vicious head of Cadwell Industries.
To her horror, she's not the only one taken captive! With no weapons to defend herself and no chance of escape, Sheena is forced to make a terrible choice--to save one friend's life at the expense of another.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








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

Spawn of the Vampire by N. Wesley Firth - New!
THREE MILES FROM MURDER BY FREDERICK C. DAVIS


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

Shaver and Lovecraft - New!
The Shaver Mystery-Part Ten - New!
The Shaver Mystery-Part Nine
The Shaver Mystery-Part Eight 
The Shaver Mystery-Part Seven


WEIRDBOOK #38
Now available!

Features
From the Editor’s Tower, by Doug Draa

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

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

Artwork
Alexandra Petruk - Front Cover
Allen Koszowski - Interior Artwork

WEIRDBOOK is now offering Subscriptions!!!!

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

Weirdbook Magazine Blogspot  Weirdbook  Facebook: Weirdbook

WEIRDBOOK #39
Coming soon!

Weirdbook #39 May 2018
Full contents


Horror Around The Bend by Franklyn Searight
A Tiny Cut by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
Posthumous by Marlane Quade Cook
Pages From An Invisible Book by Darrell Schweitzer
The Name Was Evoc by Lorenzo Crescentini
Misdiagnosed by Jackie Bee
Dog Drool by Frederick J. Mayer
The Venusian Mantis by Teege Braune
The Color of the Gods by Ken Heueler
Spawning Ground by Hannah Lackoff
Curse of the Dark Queen by Lily Luchesi
Monika Unraveling by Rebecca House
Crawling With Them by Jason Zwiker
Seven Sisters by James Machin
The House In The Mountains Michael Washburn
Eyes Without A Face by Thomas Vaughn
Clartley Chowder by Riche Brown
Dominion Over Abbadon by Richard J. O'Brien
Divine Wind Of The Dark by Frank Schildiner
Skrik by Bekki Pate
The Ferryman's Journal by Ed Burkley
Demiurge by Marc A. Fitch
And In Her Eyes, The City Drowned by Kyla Lee Ward
Clouds Like Memories, Words Like Stones by John R. Fultz
Up The Lazy River by Adrian Cole

Poems and Flash Fiction
Bad Night by Lucy Snyder
Songs Of The Quail by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Sylvan Simalcrum by Chad Hensley
Mister Dorton's Cats by Russ Parkhurst
Miskatonic Etudes by James P. Roberts
Cursed by Julio Toro San Martin & Hank Simmons
The Autumn People by Kurt Newton
The Great Time Machine by Denny E. Marshall
Ea Carpe Noctis by Frank Coffman











13 April 2018  

2018 PULP FACTORY AWARDS ANNOUNCED

On Friday evening April 6th, the ninth annual Pulp Factory Awards were announced at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show.

Best Pulp Novel- Pulp Heroes: Sanctuary Fall
Best Pulp Cover- Holmes & Houdini by Chad Hardin
Best Pulp Short Story- “Takedown” The Ruby Files V2, Bobby Nas
Best Pulp Interior Illustrations- The Ruby Files V2- Nik Poliwko
Best Pulp Anthology- The Ruby Files V2 -Ron Fortier.

In addition Ron Fortier was awarded the first “Grand Master Award” chosen by the awards committee for service to New Pulp above and beyond.


Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the awards. Kudos to all!




Windy City Con Reports

Airship 27/Ron Fortier Blog: WINDY CITY 2018






2018 ECOF
(Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship)

 Irving, Texas
May 18-20, 2018

   

ECOF  

22nd Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 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.



67th Michigan Antiquarian Book And Paper Show
Sunday, April 29, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.
Where you find things you always wanted but never knew existed!

Causeway Bay Hotel
6820 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan

New Location! Free Parking!

West of Lowe's Home Improvement


Admission $5
CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER FREE


Adventure House
Coming soon!

Phantom Detective Winter 1952

The Silent Killer by Robert Wallace
Fighting to save thousands of teen-agers from drug addiction, the Phantom tackles a mysterious ring of dealers in despair!

The Glass Noose by Robert Leslie Bellem
The Pointing Finger by Philip Ketchum
Flight Westward by Bryan Croghan
Murder on the Meter by Ardythe Gamel
The Suicide of Richard Manse by Ray Cummings
The Death Lei by Frank Richardson Pierce


7x10, 86 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
THE SPIDER: SLAUGHTER, INCORPORATED (Facsimile Edition)
by Grant Stockbridge, Donald G. Cormack, Arthur Leo Zagat, and Norvell Page
Introduction by Will Murray

Now available!

Originally slated to appear in The Spider Magazine in the 1940s, "Slaughter, Incorporated" was ultimately shelved when that magazine was cancelled.
Never before published directly from author Donald G. Cormack's original manuscript,
this edition has been faithfully reconstructed as an exact copy of the never-published
February 1944 issue of The Spider Magazine, complete with vintage interior illustrations.

In addition, The Spider: Slaughter, Incorporated (Facsimile Edition) marks the first publication
of the never-before-published lost Red Finger story, "Red Finger and the Murder Trio," penned by Arthur Leo Zagat.

Also including a story by longtime Spider author, Norvell Page.

$19.95 softcover



Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #6: THE RED DESTROYER
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

”Stand by for action—three o'clock—map position M-24.”
Dusty Ayres suspected that this message came from the enemy, that it was bait luring him to a trap;
but he didn't guess how deadly the snare was, didn't know that he was keeping a rendezvous
with one of the most destructive weapons yet used by the Blacks—an invisible tornado of red death!

An amazing account of the next great war!

186 pages / $13.95 softcover

 


Altus Press
DUSTY AYRES AND HIS BATTLE BIRDS #7: THE WHITE DEATH
by Robert Sidney Bowen

Now available!

“You will instruct Captain Ayres to proceed to Washington H.Q. by staff train at 2:25.
He is to be provided with escort to station and placed in custody of Staff Sergeant Bolton…” Dusty read this radiogram with amazement.
First H.Q. grounded him, then sent this crazy order.
But the order did not worry the gods of war, for they knew that the very fires of hell itself would sweep across war-torn America
before the devilish plot behind that command could be smashed—before Dusty Ayres could learn the secret of the white death!

188 pages / $13.95 softcover



Altus Press

by Robb T. White, Jonathan Sheppard, Richard Billingsley, J.D. Graves, Brian Townsley, J. Allan Dunn, Paul Ernst, Dan Cushman, Frederick Nebel, and H. Bedford-Jones

Black Mask, the greatest American detective magazine of all time, is back with another issue featuring five all-new stories, plus vintage hard-boiled classics from the pulp era of the 1930s-40s.
And it includes a never-before published cover by James Lunnon, painted for Black Mask in 1940.

 $14.95softcover  / $4.99 eBook



Altus Press
The Cross Brand
by Frederick Faust

Now available!

Longtime friends, Sheriff Harry Ganton and Jack Bristol, find themselves on different sides when Harry is mistakenly shot during an argument. Thinking he has killed his friend, Jack flees town, only to run into two mysterious strangers. Why does one have a cross brand on his forehead? And then there's the matter of Jack's appointment with the hangman's noose in his future....

139 pages / $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

Altus Press


Altus Press
The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library
Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce the next wave of books in our acclaimed H. Bedford-Jones Library series.
This time out, we've collected a variety of HBJ's most beloved genres: historicals, mysteries, and Foreign Legion sagas, among others.
These have rarely if ever been reprinted. And each contains all of the original pulp illustrations by some of the best draftsmen of the pulp era.
Simply put: if you're looking for the best material to see print in the pulps, look no further than the works of The King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.

Each will be available soon at www.altuspress.com.

The Princess and the Prophet
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by John Richard Flanagan


Nostradamus, Mary of Scotland, and other historical figures interact in a novel by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

Under Nostradamus' care, wounded Scottish gentleman Cameron of Glenlyon was soon healed, and he told of his mission: he bore a secret message from Scotland to young Queen Mary; and Hamilton and others of the Scots Guards would kill him if need be, to prevent its delivery....

222 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


The Ghost of Screwface Hanlon
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


The nephew of a King of the Underworld inherits his fortune... and his enemies. But is Screwface Hanlon really dead? Crawford must find out, or he'll end up like his mysterious uncle! A never-before collected series by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

62 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


They Lived By the Sword
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


A fantastic novel of the World War of 218 B.C., and of Hannibal’s invasion across the Alps—the greatest military feat in history. It's a novel by the King of the Pulps—author H. Bedford-Jones—which has never before appeared in book form.

231 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Warriors in Exile
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Herbert Morton Stoops


Collected for the first time is author H. Bedford-Jones' 17-part saga of the French Foreign Legion... the fascinating series based on the records of the most famous and picturesque fighting force of modern times. Featuring stories of the Foreign Legions in Crimea, Italy, Formosa, Tonkin, Siam, Dahomey, Sudan, Madagascar, the Sahara, with Maximilian of Austria in Mexico, war-torn Spain in 1835, and the Franco-Prussian War.

384 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


One More Hero: The Cases of the Fireboat Men
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Leland Gustavson


Fireboat men must be not only firemen, but sailors, divers, engineers and police—dangerous callings, all.... Collected for the first time, this colorful series centers around Gunboat Brendan and the tragic problem he met below the murky harbor waters. Written by the prolific author, H. Bedford-Jones, the King of the Pulps.

102 pages | $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


Gunpowder Gold
by H. Bedford-Jones, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff


Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies... and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.

This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It's another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.

197 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover









Altus Press: Pulp Blog - Now online!

Altus Press Latest Releases: The Lost Spider Novel, Dusty Ayres, and a New Issue of Black Mask Magazine

The Next Wave of The H. Bedford-Jones Library is Here
Mavericks Headlines the Next Wave of Popular Hero Reprints
The Thrilling Heroes Return to Print
Moon-Blind by Erik Van Lhin (American Science Fiction Magazine series)

American Fantasy Press
THE ASTOUNDING ART OF HUBERT ROGERS
Kickstarter coming in September!


Doug Ellis and Bob Garcia spread the news at Windy City Pulp & Paperback Show this weekend about their new summer project: THE ASTOUNDING ART OF HUBERT ROGERS.

They expect to be ready in September or so to launch a new Kickstarter for it.

Rogers was the premier artist for ASTOUNDING in the 1930s, with covers for the sf classics, SLAN, GREY LENSMAN, FOUNDATION and most of the Robert A. Heinlein novels that appeared in the mag.
If that wasn't enough, his covers also appeared on pulps from ARGOSY to ADVENTURE.

The book is being produced with the cooperation of Rogers' family, giving access to rare material such as photos, sketches, prelims, proofs and original art, which should allow us to produce a book that we hope you'll find astounding!

This is going to be a fantastic project.





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops April 18!

THE SHADOW #128: “Shadowed Millions” and “No Safety in Numbers” plus “The Chateau of Shadows"
The Dark Avenger proves that crime does not pay in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant." First, a huge investment in a South American country attracts international criminals and corrupt politicians, leading the Dark Avenger on a hunt for “Shadowed Millions.” Then, gang violence and gambling madness corrupt a city until The Shadow demonstrates to vicious mobsters that there is “No Safety in Numbers." BONUS: “The Chateau of Shadows,” a Golden Age of Comics classic by Walter Gibson and Bob Powell. This instant collectors item showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Charles J. Ravel plus the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Bob Powell with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-246-9 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Doc Brazen: Millenium Bug - A Doc Savage Pastiche

Author Jeff Deischer one of the few men to personally write a chronology of the entire Doc Savage corpus gives us a Doc Savage pastiche set in 1999 bringing the story up into modern times.  And it works! This is a story with plenty of action, Easter Eggs for the diehard fan, and an understanding of the character and his legacy that only a master pulp writer and Pulp chronicler could give us!  This is a terrific story that I think every true Pulp Hero  fan will enjoy. What's more Jeff has done something very difficult: his Doc Brazen bridges the gap between the Pulp Style of the 1930s and 1940s  and the modern world.
 
I consider this to be Jeff's finest novel to date.  This is the kind of story the fans of Old Pulp and New Pulp are looking for.
 
Don't miss this one!


Past episodes:
Secret Agent X, Volume 6 from Airhsip 27

Four in the Way: Vol. 2 of the Saints and Sinners Series
Doc Savage Pastiches
"Three on a Match" - Sergio Leone meets Barsoom
Bobby Nash discusses "Sanderson of Metro"

ATHENA VOLTAIRE 2018 ONGOING #3 - Arriving in comic shops April 18!
(Writer) Steve Bryant (Art) Ismeal Canales (Cover) Steve Bryant

Athena and company attempt a desperate gambit to keep the Nazi occultists from obtaining the final piece of the mysterious tablet!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Audible Studios
The Land of Always Night: Doc Savage - Download Only
Now available!

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

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


Listening Length: 3 hours and 54 minutes



Audible Studios
The Golden Man: Doc Savage - MP3 CD
Coming May 15!

A golden man rises miraculously from the sea with the power to peer into the future and challenge the Man of Bronze.
Doc Savage and his crew follow the mystery man's fabulous trail from South America to New York where they uncover his dark sanctuary - and come face-to-face with an evil cult of blackmail and murder.


Marc Vietor (Narrator)

Listening Length: 3 hours and 54 minutes
$14.99

AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

Arriving in book stores April 17!
 
The solar system needs a hero and it's about to get one in an old-fashioned pulp adventure with modern sensibility. It was an age of miracles. It was an era of wonder. It was a time of troubles. It was all these things and more... except there were no heroes. Naturally, one had to be created. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret since the murder of Curt's parents. Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president. There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind — Curt must become Captain Future!

Allen Steele gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon.

Softcover, 6 x 9, 304 pages, $15.99, On sale April 17.
Publisher: Tor Books





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
By Ed Hulse (editor)
Now available!

The Shadow, The Spider, The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Black Bat, The Phantom Detective — these swashbuckling heroes of mid-20th-century pulp fiction all had one thing in common: They fought crime from outside the law, unhindered by red tape and unmindful of such legal niceties as due process. They fought with fists and guns, for the most part hiding their true identities beneath outlandish costume and grotesque disguises.

This collection of essays by distinguished pulp-fiction aficionados chronicles the era of single-character magazines from offbeat angles and with keen insight. The pieces herein analyze key stories and characters while offering rare, behind-the-scenes glimpses of authors and editors at work, crafting and polishing the pulp-paper fever dreams that enthralled millions of young readers during the Great Depression, World War II, and beyond. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the award-winning journal of adventure, mystery and melodrama, has assembled these affectionate essays with loving care and a discerning eye for the high-water marks in this phase of American popular culture.

This third volume of Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents, like its predecessors, is profusely illustrated with pulp-magazine covers and original artwork.

Cover Art by Rafael De Soto
Introduction by Ed Hulse
220 pgs., paperback, 8 1/2 X 11
Price: $24.95


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




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

2018 Windy City Film Program
Murania Press 2017 Year-End Sale
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Back-Issue Availability



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

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



Broadswords and Blasters - Now online!

Pulp Appeal: CIRSOVA #5 - New!
Issue 5 of Broadswords and Blasters Available Now! - New!
Pulp Consumption: Sharp Ends
Pulp Appeal: Firefly (and Serenity)
Pulp Appeal: Disney/Pixar’s Up
Pulp Appeal : Storyhack #1


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

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

Only $30.00
 
THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #81 is now available and recommended!
 
Front Cover: Dan Brereton
"The State of the World of Bronze" by Chuck Welch
"Notes on a Doc Savage Illustration" by
Dan Brereton
"The Stories Behind the Story" by David Avallone
"Reviewing the Ring of Fire" by Bobb Cotter
"The Girl Who Hated Doc Savage" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"Doc Savage and the WEP" by Julián Paga
"Sons of Savage: Doc Caliban" by Art Sippo, MD
"Doc Has a Gun!" by Michael Ingalls
Back Cover: Tim Faurote imagines Doc and the Fatal Five in the style of James Bama

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

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

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

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

 The Bronze Gazette  


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Hide and Seek, by Arthur C. Clarke - New!
Elric: The Ruby Throne - New!
Tales From the Magician’s Skull #1 - New!
Sensor Sweep: A. Merritt, Leigh Brackett, Dungeons of Chaos, and Rocket’s Red Glare
Sensor Sweep: Weird Book, Freedom Squadron, Shaver Mystery, and Wasteland Warfare
James Bond Books From a Pulp Perspective
Short Reviews – The Jewels of Chamar, by Raymond F. Jones

DAN FOWLER: THE LEAGUE OF DEAD PATRIOTS - Now available!
By Andrew Salmon (Author), Mike Fyles (Illustrator)

March 1942
It began with FBI Agent Dan Fowler breaking up a black market ring. It ended with the ultimate sacrifice anyone could make.
Follow G-Man Dan Fowler as his case takes him into a Japanese internment camp and into the clutches of the Domino Lady!
•    What is the masked vixen's game?
•    Who is the mysterious Joe McGoohan?
•    Who deals in coffins filled with candles?
•    And what is killing the camp inmates?
At America's darkest hour, secrets abound and justice is in short supply - but truth may just shine brightest of all!
Award-winning author Andrew Salmon has made a name for himself writing best selling Sherlock Holmes tales and delivers an action-packed, short read blast fans of Stephen Hunter's G-Man will enjoy.


Kindle Price:    $0.99


THE DARK ANGEL: THE COMPLETE TALES OF JULES DE GRANDIN, VOLUME THREE - Now available!
by Seabury Quinn


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

Quinn's short stories were featured in well more than half of Weird Tales's original publication run. His most famous character, the supernatural French detective Dr. Jules de Grandin, investigated cases involving monsters, devil worshippers, serial killers, and spirits from beyond the grave, often set in the small town of Harrisonville, New Jersey. In de Grandin there are familiar shades of both Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, and alongside his assistant, Dr. Samuel Trowbridge, de Grandin's knack for solving mysteries―and his outbursts of peculiar French-isms (grand Dieu!)―captivated readers for nearly three decades.
Collected for the first time in trade editions, The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, edited by George Vanderburgh, presents all ninety-three published works featuring the supernatural detective. Presented in chronological order over five volumes, this is the definitive collection of an iconic pulp hero.

The third volume, The Dark Angel, includes all of the Jules de Grandin stories from "The Lost Lady" (1931) to "The Hand of Glory" (1933), as well as "The Devil's Bride", the only novel featuring de Grandin, which was originally serialized over six issues of Weird Tales.


Hardcover, 512 pages, $34.99
eBook: $19.99



DARK TALES CALL OF CTHULHU GN - Arriving in comic shops April 18!
(Writer) H. P. Lovecraft (Art) Dave Shepard

In this Dark Tale, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. Henry Wilcox can't ignore his dreams of an enormous green monster calling to him from an underwater alien city. He seeks the help of Professor Angell, who dies suddenly, leaving a box of research on the subject for his nephew, Francis. Francis seeks answers about his uncle's death, and in the process uncovers evidence of a cult waiting for the Great Old Ones to return. H. P. Lovecraft's story of supernatural monsters deep in the Pacific will keep you on the edge of your seat.

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.

Softcover, 6x9, 128 pages, Full Color, $15.99




Canterbury Classics    Amazon.com

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


Doc Savage Out West! in MR. CALAMITY by Will Murray
- New!
The Sweat Mag Art of Mort Künstler - New!
Pulp Gallery: CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES (1937) - New!
Movie Posters of 1914 - New!
The Sweat Mag Art of Stanley Borack
"Captain Science and the Insidious Doctor Khartoum" by Orlando & Wood (1951)
Pulp Gallery: MARVEL SCIENCE STORIES 1-4 (1938-39)
Comic Gallery: TONTO (1952)
Pulp Gallery: Opening Day for AMERICA'S GAME!

DMR Books - Now available for pre-order!

These titles are also available from Mike Chomko.
Contact Mike at mikechomko@gmail.com


The Thief of Forthe and Other Stories by Clifford Ball
After the death of Robert E. Howard, Clifford Ball was the first writer to follow in his footsteps and pen sword and sorcery stories for Weird Tales. For the first time ever, all of Ball’s stories are collected into one volume. A must-have for pulp historians and fans of fantasy, horror, and weird fiction! 206 pages.


Table of Contents:
Duar the Accursed
The Thief of Forthe
The Goddess Awakes
The Swine of Aeaea
The Little Man
The Werewolf Howls

The limited edition "classic size" version of this title will be available in April.
Trade paperback and digital versions will be coming later this spring.
$10.00



The Sapphire Goddess - The Fantasies of Nictzin Dyalhis
At last, the stories of one of the most unusual writers of weird fiction are collected! This volume contains all of Nictzin Dyalhis’ works of fantasy and science fiction, many of which have never before been reprinted. Those who love the wild imagination and masterful prose of authors such as Clark Ashton Smith and C.L. Moore are sure to enjoy this collection. 388 pages.

Table of Contents:

When the Green Star Waned
The Eternal Conflict
He Refused to Stay Dead
The Dark Lore
The Oath of Hul Jok
The Red Witch
The Sapphire Goddess
The Sea-Witch
Heart of Atlantan


The limited edition "classic size" version of this title will be available in April.
Trade paperback and digital versions will be coming later this spring.
$13.00





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Forefathers of Sword and Sorcery: Harold Lamb - New!
Who "Made" Conan and Robert E. Howard? -- Part One
The Savage Swords of Louis L'Amour  
Reavers of Skaith: Saving the Last For First
"I Dream in Fire But Work in Clay" - Arthur Machen
Haffner Press
Now available!
Pre-order price ($50) will be held until April 15!


“Of all of Raymond Chandler’s followers, the most Chandlerish of them all might have been Howard Browne. His private eye hero, PAUL PINE, is simply one of the great eyes, no matter how inspired by (or derivative of ) Chandler’s Philip Marlowe he might have been. All the Pine books are well worth reading, and A Taste of Ashes (1957) in particular is just a flat-out, stone-cold private eye classic.

Pine is a former investigator for the Illinois State attorney’s office in Chicago who works as a P.I. in Chicago. He’s got the obligatory cynicism, snappy similes and metaphors down pat, though he tends to be a bit more down to earth than Marlowe, and often mocks his own tendencies to moroseness and world-weariness. And let’s face it — Browne was a stronger plotter than Chandler.

In 1985, almost thirty years after Pine’s last appearance, Dennis McMillan published a book The Paper Gun. That volume collected the only previously-published Pine story, “So Dark For April,” plus an incomplete Pine novel that Browne, in the foreword, called “a story complete in itself. But it is not the whole novel.” He states that he had lost interest in the private eye genre, and so the story is only 122 pages in length, too long for a short story, but too short for a novel.’ —adapted from “Paul Pine” by Kevin Burton Smith, www.thrillingdetective.com

HALO FOR HIRE contains all the Paul Pine stories.

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Richard A. Lupoff
Cover Art by Laurel Blechman
900+ page Hardcover
Pre-order Price: $50.00

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Halo in Blood
Halo for Satan
Halo in Brass
"So Dark for April"
The Taste of Ashes
"The Paper Gun"



HALF PAST DANGER II: DEAD TO REICHS HC - Arriving in comic shops April 18!
Stephen Mooney (Writer/Art/Cover)

In the world of Half Past Danger, suddenly the time is two minutes ‘til midnight: the Nazis have created a bioweapon that could be the end of everything, and all that stands in their way are a hard-drinking Irishman, a British femme fatale, a Japanese ninja with a pet dinosaur, and an American marine who’s literally bulletproof. It’s an alternate-history, pulp science fiction-inspired, over-the-top, two-fisted thriller that finds a world on the brink!

Hardcover, 128 pages, Full Color, $24.99





Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Friday Update
- New!
Collecting Brackett
Tales From the Magician’s Skull Issue 2
Sea-Kings of Mars
The Skull Lives

H.P. Lovecraft: Selected Works, Critical Perspectives and Interviews on His Influence - Coming Spring/Summer 2018!

This collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s most influential works presents several of his most famous stories, a sampling of his poetry and an abridgment of his monograph Supernatural Horror in Literature, with commentary providing background and context. Criticism is included from such scholars as S.T. Joshi and Robert M. Price, along with essays by writers Brad Strickland and T.E.D. Klein, and interviews with Pulitzer-nominated author Richard Monaco (Parsival) and award-winning novelists Cherie Priest (Boneshaker) and Caitlin Kiernan (The Drowning Girl).

SPRING-SUMMER 2018
$39.95





JAMES BOND: THE BODY #4 - Arriving in comic shops April 18!
Writer: Ales Kot
Art:
Eoin Marron
Cover: Luca Casalanguida

On the run from a lethal antagonist, weaponless and wounded deep in the Highlands, Bond finds solace with a woman who exchanged her job as a doctor and a life in the city for a cottage and solitary life of a writer. Can Bond find a quiet peace unlike he has known before or will his life choices catch up with him?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

A BIFF BREWSTER MYSTERY ADVENTEURE:
MYSTERY OF THE AMBUSH IN INDIA

 By Walter Gibson


Biff Brewster, sixteen, is a tall, strongly built blond youth who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his parents and the eleven-year-old twins, Ted and Monica. Because his mother and father believe that travel is as important to education as formal schooling, Biff is encouraged to travel to various countries during the vacation months. His experiences in these lands, and the young people he meets there, form the basis of a new series for adventure-loving readers. In every journey there is a strong element of mystery, usually a direct result of conditions peculiar to the region in which he is traveling. Thus, in addition to adventure, these books impart carefully re-searched information about foreign countries.

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 176 pages
Retail Price $19.95
Our Price $12.95



 
KONG ON THE PLANET OF APES #6 - Arriving in comic shops April 18!
(Writer) Ryan Ferrier (Art) Carlos Magno (Cover) Mike Huddleston

It all comes down to this: the final confrontation between Kong and those damn dirty apes who tore him from his home!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film and Television - Now available!

The Lone Ranger has endured as an iconic figure in American popular culture, from his 1933 premier as a radio serial hero through a highly-rated television series (1949–1957) to a 2013 feature film. Created by script writer Fran Striker and radio station owner George W. Trendle, the character was meant to embody courage, fair play and honesty, and writers had to adhere to specific guidelines: “he never smokes ... he uses precise speech ... he never shoots to kill.” The popularity of the Ranger and his companion Tonto inspired later crime fighting duos like Batman and Robin, and The Green Hornet and Kato. This book examines the franchise in detail, with summaries and production details of the original radio episodes.

Softcover, 6" x 9", $29.95





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lone Ranger on Radio, Film, and Television - New!
Ready Player One Movie Review
Cinevent Film Festival Turns 50
Filmfax Magazine celebrates a milestone




The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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


Now featuring: Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie


MILLENNIUM BUG (Doc Brazen) (Volume 1)  - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

THE DOCTOR IS IN!

The world’s most famous crimefighter, scientist and adventurer from the Thirties and Forties comes out of his fifty-year retirement when his anti-crime operation is attacked.

Someone has discovered his secret: a clandestine program to turn criminals into productive members of society.

Aided by a new group of assistants, Ulysses Brazen, Jr. finds a genius equal to his behind a scheme to take over the world without firing a shot.

Paperback: 294 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
$15.00



Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir  Part 21: Pulp Art, Part Three by Walker Martin
- New!
Pulp Fiction Stories I’m Reading: THORP McCLUSKY “The Crawling Horror.”  
Western Horror Stories I’m Reading, by David Vineyard: MAX BRAND “Werewolf.”
Stories I’m Reading: CORNELL WOOLRICH “Vampire’s Honeymoon.”
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 20, by Walker Martin: PULP ART, Part Two


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

For All Members

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

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2018 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

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


Help Choose the 2018 Munsey Award

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

Our 2017 Munsey Award winner was Phil Stephensen-Payne.

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

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

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


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Let's Forget" by Captain Dingle from ARGOSY, December 25, 1920   
    
Two men, captains of competing tug boats, life-long friends, have been riven apart by a woman, but a quest to rescue a freighter . . .

"Outguessed" by Ralph Milne Farley from THRILLING ADVENTURES, July, 1936        
To escape from the French Foreign Legion and it's martinet commander one needs to know the desert like the back of one's hand -- and the mind of the commander.


"The Red Plague" by P. Schuyler Miller from WONDER STORIES, July, 1930   
    
1st place winner for Air Wonder Stories contest. A meteor unleashes a chemical reaction that binds up all water. Desperate humanity turns to Mars in hopes of defeating this plague.



Pulp Den by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Cop Shot
- New!
Millennium Bug
Across A Wounded Galaxy
Landscape of Darkness
Gun Kiss  
Operation Hail Storm

         Pulp Den  

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

Robert Ormond Case - Western Author - New!
F.R. Buckley - biographical article  
Beautiful covers #3 - N.C Wyeth in the Popular Magazine
Beautiful covers #2 - Walter Baumhofer - Western Story
Cherry Wilson - Western Author


The Pulp Hermit  by Tom Johnson - Now online!

Coincidence? Maybe, Maybe Not - New!
The Black Bat
Ki-Gor
Frederick C. Davis
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Radio Archives
The Spider #59 Audiobook
The Devil's Candlesticks
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!



Overnight, a bizarre crime wave had gripped New York, turning America’s First Families into criminals who, for savage lawlessness, outdid the Underworld! Society’s Four Hundred had now become a ghastly, blood-thirsting set of thieves and murderers. Embezzlements and bank frauds had terrorized Manhattan and pauperized a helpless people. In this topsy-turvy world of terror, Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, set out to save a betrayed civilization — from a mystic Hindu crime-czar who had mastered the magic necessary to turn New York’s moneyed class into inhuman monsters!

For ten grim years, the Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he’s back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits.
 
Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads this exciting suspense story of murder, mayhem and mystery that perfectly evokes 1937 Manhattan. The Devil's Candlesticks originally published in The Spider magazine, August, 1938.

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Audio CDs - $9.99


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Radio Archives


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.
 
“Doc” Turner was one of the least likely heroes that appeared in the pulp magazine stories. He was a little old pharmacist who ran a drug store in the slums of New York, where just about everyone came to him when they had problems. Oh, and what problems they had! Werewolves and vampires mixed in with extortionists and gangsters. And solve their problems he did, with the aid of his strapping red-headed assistant, mechanic Jack Ransom, and his young stock boy Abe Ginsberg.
 
These short stories appeared in the back pages of The Spider magazine, a grand total of 70 of them. Every single one can be found in this collection; not a one is missing.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction
 
Doc Turner Meets the Angel of Death from the April 1940 issue of the Spider magazine
Doc Turner could deceive that mad, electrical wizard about megavolts and gamma-mu forces just so long... Then Gorchin would realize that the little druggist was attempting to thwart the man who could kill millions with one flick of the wrist.
 
Hell Incorporated from the June 1940 issue of the Spider magazine
Jack Ransom was inclined to doubt Doc Turner’s fearful suspicions of the Forbes plan to send thousands of slum kids to camp... He changed his mind — too late — when he saw the silent riflemen patrolling what could only be a summer camp for... Death!
 
Murder Marches On from the July 1940 issue of the Spider magazine
Old Doc Turner was accustomed to protecting those ignorant, pathetic slum-dwellers from human vultures — but how could he save them from the horror of an invisible parade which always left warm corpses strewn in its wake!...
 
God Bless America! from the October 1940 issue of the Spider magazine
What people would make more logical dupes for anti-American agents than the ignorant slum dwellers that Turner loved and served so selflessly? Doc realized that when the corpse of an old lady imparted to him a mysterious and deadly secret!
 
Doc Turner And The Heads Of Death from the January 1941 issue of the Spider magazine
Nanya Karista was irresistibly beautiful, compellingly charming. Yet the simple folk in the slums of Morris Street feared her with a nameless dread! Only Doc Turner dared solve this mystery — which smacked of the jungle’s weirdest witchcraft!
 
Morris Street Murder March from the February 1941 issue of the Spider magazine
Those pitiful, poverty-stricken inhabitants of Morris Street had long forgotten their ancient enemy, The Baron. But, deep in Hogbund Lane, old Doc Turner saw the awful thing which signaled the return of the Vengeance-Killer!
 
The Doves Of Death from the April 1941 issue of the Spider magazine
To old Doc Turner, the dove had always been the symbol of Peace. Yet one night he and young Jack Ransom — trapped at a killer’s gun-point — learned that pigeons can be made to carry murder!
 
Doc Turner’s Flaming Coffin from the August 1941 issue of the Spider magazine
How could Doc Turner knowingly permit young Jack Ransom to be branded a monstrous criminal? Did Doc suspect that far more ghastly tragedy was to befall his Morris Street wards that night — while he himself awaited a fiery casket?
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99

 
Discounted 50% the first week.
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Robert E. Howard Days
June 8-9, 2018!


We'll look forward to seeing you in June with all new panels and guests, a couple of extra-special surprise announcements and all the traditional activities that happen every year at Howard Days.
 

Robert E. Howard House Archaeology Project
New Go Fund Me Project to excavate the Howard House storm cellar!

In an effort to shed more light on Robert E. Howard the man, Project Pride, the owners of the Robert E. Howard House and Museum are partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Southeastern Archaeology Foundation (SEAF) to sponsor an archaeological excavation at the house where Howard grew up, lived and died, and wrote his powerful and influential fiction.

The Howard House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1994 and today it has been restored to its period appearance in the 1930s.  The Robert E. Howard House and Museum is now a tourist destination for countless fans from around the world who make the pilgrim to Cross Plains to see the place where whole worlds were created in the mind of one man. It is also the site for the annual gathering of fans known as Howard Days  on the second weekend in June.

At the Howard Days gathering in 2017, Floyd Carter, Jr. who was a member of the family who purchased the home in 1970, told several Howard scholars and attendees about the presence of a storm cellar behind the house that was now filled in and buried. Carter suggested that there was a lot of material, possibly from the Howards, buried in the cellar that might be recovered if it were excavated. NPS archaeologist and Howard scholar Jeffrey Shanks was present and talked with Mr. Carter at length about his memories of the cellar. This led to discussions with Project Pride about the possibility of a professional archaeological excavation to see what could found. Because the Museum has only a handful of items from the Howards, recovering any artifacts that date from the period when Robert and his family lived there would add significantly to the collection.


The Project:

In January, the Project Pride Board of Directors approved Shanks's proposal for the NPS to uncover and excavate the storm cellar, process and analyze the artifacts recovered, and write the official report. The excavation will also be an educational opportunity for the Cross Plains community and local schools to teach about archaeology and the importance of preserving our shared cultural heritage.

Since the Howard House is on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the missions of the National Park Service is to provide technical assistance to NRHP sites, Shanks was able to secure funding to cover the salary costs for himself and another NPS archaeologist, Thadra Stanton, to carry out the project, including excavation, artifact analysis, and report write-up -- a cost of approximately $20,000. Project Pride and the Cross Plains community will be donating lodging for the archaeological team as well as some supplies and much-needed volunteer labor. Noted Howard experts from The Robert E. Howard Foundation  will be present to assist as well.

The remaining project costs are the travel expenses for the team and salary for an NPS Archaeological Technician to assist Shanks and Stanton. These costs are estimated at $3800. Shanks approached the Southeastern Archaeology Foundation (SEAF), a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that assists and supports NPS archaeological projects, to assist in securing the remaining needed funds. In order to do so, SEAF has launched this GoFundMe crowd-sourcing campaign to raise those funds.

This is where you come in! If you are fan of Robert E. Howard and his stories or just support archaeology and cultural resource preservation, we can use your financial assistance and generosity. Because SEAF is a 501(c)3 any contribution you make is tax deductible. We are offering several donation levels with different gifts including the official project T-Shirt and copies of the forthcoming archaeological report. You can even join the team in Cross Plains and participate in the excavation!

NOTE: Any funds received in excess of the required amount will be donated to Project Pride to help with their ongoing costs in maintaining the the Robert E. Howard House and Museum.




Robert E. Howard Foundation
REH Foundation Awards Nominees!


The REH Foundation is proud to announce to official nominees for this year’s REH Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions from the previous year in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works.

The top three nominees in each category were selected by the Legacy Circle members of the Foundation from an outstanding pool of eligible candidates and their contributions represent the best of the best. (Categories with more than 3 nominees represent a tie in the nomination voting)

All Premium members of the REH Foundation will be eligible to vote on these nominees to determine this year’s winners (Regular FREE members can upgrade to a Premium membership HERE).
Voting deadline is April 30th!
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 8.


The list of nominees is documented at the link below.

The Serial Squadron
Now available!

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

All remastered and restored!


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