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10 July 2020
03 July 2020


10 July 2020  


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



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

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

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

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


Ablaze Publishing
Now available!

THE CIMMERIAN: RED NAILS #2
(Writer) Regis Hautiere (Art) Olivier Vatine, Didier Cassegrain
Cover A:
Kendrick Lim
Cover B: Meghan Hetrick
Cover C: Natasha Alterici
Cover D: Olivier Vatine
Cover E: Fritz Casas

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

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


Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored!  Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.  Read the story as he intended! Valeria and Conan find themselves deep inside theancient city they've come upon, and uncover more sinister secrets about thewarring civilization living within, including dark magic and human sacrifices.  In the process, they must battle for their lives, as they discover the true meaning of the story's title "Red Nails!"

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







 

Adventure House

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

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

May 2020
GOLDEN FLEECE – 01/39  - Coming soon!
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES – 08/34  Now available!

April 2020
MAGIC CARPET – 07/33 - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 10/35 Now available!

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #172

Warren Hastings Miller Foreign Legion Stories
The Hell’s Angels Squad
Five Men of the Legion
Hell’s Angels Rebel
Hell’s Angels Set A Trap Discreet Rescue
The Desperation of Mr. Dee
The Color-Guard
The Honor of the Legion
It Takes the Legion


Cover Artist: Unknown

7x10, 110 pages
$12.95







Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #59

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

Two Strikes on Death by Greaseball Joe

7×10, 110 pages
$12.95




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


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

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

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




Adventures in Bronze

Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





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

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


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
WHO'S WHO IN NEW PULP
Now available!

WHO’S WHO in NEW PULP is now available at Amazon.

Here are 222 bios of the finest New Pulp writers, artists, reviewers, editors and publishers. All proceeds from sale of the book to go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Note – all participants can purchase copies directly from Rob Davis – Art Director Airship 27 Production.

Thanks to all who helped make this book possible.




  Available from Amazon.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!

 

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

Milo March Returns to Print in May

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


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Wave 2 is now available!



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

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

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

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


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

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

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

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

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

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


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

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

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

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

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

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


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook







Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!


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

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

Here are the details on all of these releases:


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


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

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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

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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

Steeger Books












Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

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


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

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

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


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

Casebook hardcover edition.
$75.00

Steeger Books




Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95





















 
    

American Mythology Productions 
Now available!

THE MONSTER MEN #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) 
Roy Allen Martinez (Cover) Roy Allen Martinez & Mike Wolfer

The highly-anticipated sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs gothic horror classic is finally here, carefully constructed by the same creative team who brought you The Monster Men: Soul of theBeast!

On a secluded South Pacific island, terrors beyond imagining lurk within the heart of the jungle as intrepid adventurers Townsend Harper Jr. and Virginia Maxon seek answers to a mystery better left unsolved. Having ventured to the island to lay to rest the ghosts of their pasts, Townsend and Virginia find that Number 13, the inhuman creature created by Virginia's father, is very much alive, but the two explorers cannot possibly be prepared for the horrific legacy her father's scientific experiments have spawned on theisland of terror.

Described by fans and ERB experts as the greatest of American Mythology's Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comics and incredibly faithful to the sci-fi master's voice, The Monster Men: Heart of Wrath will transport you to a world of terrifying, gothic fantasy that is both immersive and downright scary!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Martinez)
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Pulp Limited Edition)




American Mythology Productions 

ZORRO TIMELESS TALES #1 - Arriving in comic shops July 15!
(Writer) Jean-Marie Nadaud (Art) CarloMarcello (Cover) Tom Yeates

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

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

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

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





 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

Get them while they last!

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


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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


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


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

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


Beb Books
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



       

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

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

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

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

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


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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

 

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

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Bold Venture Press
Now available!

The Masked Rider #2

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

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


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



Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #35
Now available!


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

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

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

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





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

Back Cover: Tim Faurote

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


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Dare Devlin: Stormbirds
by Dafyyd Neal Dyar


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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Sensor Sweep: Michael Whelan, Sea Horror, Solar Pons, World of Tanks  - New!
A Million Years in the Future
Sensor Sweep: Hall of the Giant King, Henry Kuttner, William Stout, Alex Nino
Sensor Sweep: Kyrik, Earl Norem, Stormbringer RPG, Denny O’Neill
Sensor Sweep: Year’s Best Horror, Blood Sundown, Al Williamson, Northworld  
Sensor Sweep: Beast Master, Time Travel, Grey Hawk
Sensor Sweep: Battle Tech, Manly Wade Wellman, Savage Heroes, Space Force
Sensor Sweep: Schuyler Hernstom, Ken Kelly, Gardner Fox, August Derleth




CONAN
Latest schedule updates!

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

Marvel Comics

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

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


07/29/2020
EMPYRE: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
(FEATURING CONAN) 

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

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

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

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

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

10/21/2020
THE MARVEL ART OF SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN HC

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

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


2021
KULL: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1


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

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17

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

SAVAGE AVENGERS #13 (Likely late October)
SAVAGE AVENGERS #14  (Likely late November)

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 - Now available!  
Written by Roy Thomas with Christy Marx
Penciled by John Buscema, Ernie Chan & Sal Buscema with Frank Brunner, Gene Colon & Carmine Infantino
Covers by Ryan Brown and Earl Norem


Writer Roy Thomas and Conan artist supreme, John Buscema, are joined by a host of top-tier visual talents—Frank Brunner, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Carmine Infantino—to tell Conan’s most savage tales.
This volume’s stories range from the young Cimmerian’s exploits as a mercenary to his latter days as king of Aquilonia in the iconic “Scarlet Citadel.”
Anchoring it is Thomas and Buscema’s 160-page adaptation of Conan the Buccaneer. It’s a high-seas masterpieces that entangles Conan, a vile pirate and a beautiful princess with the forces of Thoth-Amon.

Also featuring pinups galore, an exhaustive dictionary of Hyborian era names and places, and the stunningly painted, full-color masterpiece, “The Trail of the Bloodstained God.”
Collecting SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) #29-44 and MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL (1977) #9.

Hardcover, B&W & Full Color, 944 pages, $125.00




CONAN: BATTLE FOR THE SERPENT CROWN #3 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops July 15!
Saladin Ahmed (Writer) • Luke Ross (Art)
Cover by Mahmud Asrar

CONAN IN WAKANDA!
• CONAN’s quest for the SERPENT CROWN has transported him and co-adventurer NYLA SKIN to WAKANDA!
• The technologically advanced nation will certainly take the Barbarian by surprise…but not nearly as much as the even more ancient discoveryhidden there!
• And if Conan thinks he’s going to steal from a country protected by the BLACK PANTHER…he’s got another thing coming!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





   
CONAN: SERPENT WARTPB - Arriving in comic shops July 15!
Written by Jim Zub
Penciled by Scot Eaton, Stephen Segovia, Vanesa R. Del Rey, IgGuara & Luca Pizzari
Cover by Carlos Pacheco


A Conan event for the ages! Theman named James Allison will die soon. It’s not his first death. Jameshas lived many lives, across many eras — lives he can recall in vividdetail. But when a mysterious force reaches across time to engage hisabilities to save all of reality, an era-spanning quest begins! The serpentgod Set plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and only four chosenwarriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him: Conan theBarbarian, Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes…and the man known as Moon Knight!But where Marc Spector goes, will his own ancient deity — Khonshu — befar behind? In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard’s celebratedcharacters join forces alongside one of Marvel’s most fascinating heroesin a saga built on lore from across time itself!

Collecting Conan: Serpent War (2019) 1-4, Supernatural Thrillers (1972) 3.


Full Color, 128 pages, $15.99








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

The Great Old Ones Return...

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

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

These are the Cthulhu Stories of Robert. E. Howard

Hardcover
$34.99

On sale September 23

Thanks to Terry Allen for the tip!

Target  


Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

Ki-Gor: House Name of the Jungle
Sword & Planet of the 1970s  - New!
Robert E. Howard’s Crusades
Frank Belknap Long – Part Two: The 1940s

Kwa of the Jungle (1932-1933)
The Robots of Thrilling Mystery  
Frank Belknap Long – Part One: 1920-1939  



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

A Word from Our Sponsor: BUCK ROGERS SOLAR SCOUTS  
- New!
Pulp Gallery: SKY FIGHTERS   - New!
Watch it Here: SECRET AGENT X-9 (1945)   - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 60 & 61 (1958)   - New!
Forgotten Books: 007 in DEVIL MAY CARE by Sebastian Faulks (2008)
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1934)
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 58 & 59 (1958)
Pulp Gallery: CAPTAIN FUTURE
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip: The SIXTH Sunday Adventure (1957)


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


Explore the World of Digest Magazines

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

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

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

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

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




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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    

 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

NEWS DIGEST JULY 3, 2020 - New!
NEWS DIGEST JUNE 26, 2020
NEWS DIGEST JUNETEENTH 2020
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DMR Books: A Million Years in the Future by Thomas P. Kelley - Now available!

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

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

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

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





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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







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

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Now available for pre-order!

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



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


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

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

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


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

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

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

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


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


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

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

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95


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


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

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

Hardcover. Preorder Now for $29.95
 

ERB Books





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

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

68 images are available

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



F. Paul Wilson SIGNALZ - Now available!

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


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

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

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

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

List Price: $29.99

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

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


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00






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

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

Softcover, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




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

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

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

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


Magazine, 128 pages, Full Color, $34.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

AIR WONDER STORIES, September 1929

Contents
THE AIRPLANE OF THE FUTURE by Hugh Gernsback
THE YELLOW AIR-PERIL by Harl Vincent
WHERE GRAVITY ENDS by Robert H. Leitfred
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT (Part 3 of 4) by Victor MacClure
FLIGHT IN 1999 by "Bob" Olsen
THE AIR TERROR by Lowell Howard Morrow

Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
$12.95



SKY ACES, June 1938

FICTION CONTENTS
THE SPAD FROM HELL by J. P. Hughes
"AIRYPLANES IS USELESS!" by C. V. Kerr
OBSERVERS CAN TAKE IT! by W. E. Poindexter
SKY-MAN SWAP by Lieut. S. G. Pond
FLYING FIELD FLARE-UP by Colin K. Cameron
THE RIGHT TO FIGHT by W. E. Barrett
BOOMERANG BOMBER by L. Ron Hubbard
SHELLS OF TREACHERY by J. D. Rogers Jr
PIN MONEY PILOTS by Cliff Howe
FLIGHT OF FLAME by Walter O'Neal

Pulp Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 100 pages
$12.95



AIR WONDER STORIES, January 1930

Fiction Contents
THE FLYING LEGION (Part 1 of 4) by George Allan England
THE STORM BUSTER by Ed Earl Repp
THE DEATH'S HEAD METEOR by Neil R. Jones
THE THUNDERER by A. H. Johnson

Magazine, 8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages
$12.95







Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

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

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

The Inner Sanctum Sterling Silver Pendant



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


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

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

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

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


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

$15.99



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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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


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

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

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

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

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

Trade paperback, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, 250 pages

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


Two important things to note about preordering this book

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

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

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




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

Coming in November!

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

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

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

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








Mystery*File - Now online!

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

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



 
 Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

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





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

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

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


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

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



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

Nothing New!



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

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



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

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



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



Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
When the ruthless Secret Six demonstrate their contempt for law, The Phantom is called upon to stem the tide of blood which threatens to engulf a fashionable resort city!
 
The fact that The Phantom Detective Magazine ran essentially for twenty years, allowing for publishing delays and the like, is amazing, making it the longest running Pulp magazine in history. What is just as fascinating, however, is that the lead character rarely, if ever, appeared on the front cover of his own magazine as he was described in his stories.


When Pulp fans think of The Phantom Detective, they most likely picture in their minds a handsome man wearing a domino mask in evening clothes and sporting, of all things, a stylish top hat. This image is very deserved, as the editors of The Phantom Detective Magazine decided to portray their lead character in exactly this fashion on the cover of the magazine each and every month, top hat usually included. This was likely done in part to establish a signature look for the character, much like the red scarf and droop brimmed fedora of The Shadow or the fright mask and, yes, also a fedora for the Spider. Even though the editors allowed for various writers to put their own spin on The Phantom Detective, it seems they were aware of a need for a consistent costume for such a character on the covers to perhaps visually appeal to readers, to make sure they were getting the right Hero. And, even though The Phantom Detective never appeared in such a costume within any of his original stories, it would appear that this editorial choice was a good one, as the magazine did indeed run for two decades!
 
‘The Master of Death’ was originally published in the March 1938 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.



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Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #93 Audiobook
Death is my Destiny
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!
 
The battle guns are silent in the grim, gray dawn of war — and the legions of horror march unopposed over the fallen bodies of their foe... While terror prowls the night skies, and death lurks in ambush behind every cloud, G-8 and his Battle Aces, alone and at bay, face the sky master who is wiping an Empire’s crack fighting men from the face of the earth — without a shot being fired!


Readers of Pulp magazines in the late 1920s and throughout the 1930s had a particular fascination for Aviation stories. Not simply the daring exploits of pilots, but particularly fans wanted tales set in an often romanticized version of a war past. World War One became the setting for many stories and series featuring highflying heroes, but many crashed and burn after just a few tales told. But, not G-8 and His Battle Aces. Author Robert J. Hogan wrote the series himself for its entire run of 110 issues.
 
Another interesting note about Hogan’s tenure with G-8 is that he wrote under his own name. Every adventure carried Robert J. Hogan as a byline. Long running series, such as Doc Savage or The Shadow, usually ran under a house name. This made it possible for other writers to step in at times and readers allegedly never be aware of the difference. Hogan, however, hammered out every tale, and this was while he wrote for other pulp magazines and even, for a short time, wrote the novel length The Mysterious Wu Fang stories. At one point, it was believed Robert J. Hogan was writing two million words a year for Pulp magazines.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a destructive nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in Death Is My Destiny. Originally published in the August 1941 issue of G-8 and His Battle Aces magazine.
 
Nick DeGregorio composed the music for the G-8 and His Battle Aces series of audiobooks.


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Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #61 eBook
The Master of Death - March 1938

Now available!

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

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

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-Length Novel
The Master Of Death
by Robert Wallace
Taken From The Case-book Of Richard Curtis Van Loan
When the ruthless Secret Six demonstrate their contempt for law, The Phantom is called upon to stem the tide of blood which threatens to engulf a fashionable resort city!
 
Prize Title Contest Story — Gripping Short Story
by Earle Dow
Name this story — And win a cash prize!
 
Simple Arithmetic — Gripping Short Story
by Avin H. Johnston
Bob Barry tackles the grim mystery of Jasper Barrett’s death!
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


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

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Secret Agent “X” #13 eBook
Devils in Darkness - March 1935

Now available!

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

From 1934 to 1939 America thrilled to the adventures of Secret Agent "X" — the "man of a thousand faces" — as he battled futuristic weapons and mad scientists. The true identity of Secret Agent "X" was never revealed. He used his mastery of disguise to work undercover for the U.S. government. With his aide, newspaper reporter Betty Dale, and his secretive government handler K-9, he battled weird and fantastical threats to America for forty-one amazing issues. Secret Agent "X" returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
A Complete Secret Agent “X” novel
Devils in Darkness
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Black as night, black as hell itself, the “devil-dark” descended upon a fear-crazed populace! Men and women shrieked in agony beneath the lash of bloody, torturing whips. The mangled bodies of innocent children lay in the street, while human fiends emptied the city of its wealth. And into this chaotic and hideous fog of darkness went Secret Agent “X” to wage a life-and-death battle with unseen criminals!
 
Legacy of Murder
by Edward Parrish Ware
“Satan” Sisk hated all men — hated them to the point of wanting to kill. Alive, he hadn’t the nerve to indulge his murder lust, but before he died, he left a strange legacy of murder.
 
Corpse Number 4 — Complete Novelette
by Steve Fisher
Three o’clock. The third day at sea. Three men on the bridge, and three men below waiting for one to die. A vicious cycle of threes suggested the foreboding evil which was to wreak upon USS Norris a ghastly night of horror.


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

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


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Marvel Science Stories eBook
August 1938

Now available!

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

Marvel Science Stories! The name alone conjures up visions of science-fiction thrills. When science fiction surged in popularity in the 1930s, Western Fiction Publishing Co., never ones to ignore a trend, jumped into the genre with both feet. Mystery Tales, Detective Mysteries, Marvel Tales and others were all part of their stable of magazine titles. Only five issues were published of Marvel Science Stories beginning with the August 1938 issue. Starting with the December 1939 issue, the title of the magazine changed to Marvel Tales for two issues and took on a "weird menace" slant, then returned to its science fiction roots under the title of Marvel Stories... for another two issues. The April 1941 issue was the final one... until the magazine was revived in late 1950. Marvel Science Stories presents a compelling view of science fiction before it truly hit its stride, written by some of pulp's most seasoned authors. Marvel Science Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Complete Book-Length Novel
Survival
by Arthur J. Burks
What will the rebirth of America be, when one day the military forces of the world combine to devastate to a man the greatest nation the earth has ever known? Arthur J. Burks, one of the leading present-day science-fiction writers, here paints a vast and daring canvas, to envision for you luridly, thrillingly, the United States of the far, far future, the new America!
 
Complete Book-Length Novel
Avengers of Space
by Henry Kuttner
The strangest destiny ever encountered by man awaited Terry Shawn and his Eagle crew — for theirs was the bizarre job of raging through the void to avenge Earth’s destruction by spaceships of another planet!
 
Thrilling Novelette
The Dark Heritage
by Robert O. Kenyon
His glimpse into the time-stream made of Scott Holden a Betrayer, and as such he knew he must save the world from extinction — by destroying all metals and so plunging mankind back into primitive life!
 
Dictator of the Americas — Exciting Short Story
by James Hall
Fiendishly, ruthlessly, that mad Dictator ruled 2503 A, D. America, and his authority lay in the horrible scientific devices he controlled — devices with which John Stone and the lovely green-eyed Aphrodite must cope, or quickly disintegrate to atoms!
 
Through the Time-Radio — Exciting Short Story
by Stanton A. Coblentz
In the 41st century a strange ship manned by highly civilized Eskimos visits the jungle of Manhattan Island to observe through their past-penetrating machine the chilling spectacle of the 20th century civilization!
 
Monsters of the Mountain — Exciting Short Story
by Leon Byrne
What ghastly scientific knowledge was that jealousy-maddened fiend using to create monstrous animals which threatened a beautiful girl and myself with the crudest of deaths?
 
This Month’s Cover
Norman Saunders, well-known cover artist, pictures a thrilling scene on the planet Mars from Henry Kuttner’s feature novel. Avengers of Space.

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

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



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


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


NOW PLAYING
Daily 7:00 pm US EST

KING OF THE MOUNTIES
Featuring Allan Lane

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

GOVT AGENTS VS PHANTOM LEGION
THE GALLOPING GHOST
THE PHANTOM EMPIRE
THE DESERT HAWK
THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KIDD


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The Serial Squadron

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

Now available!

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

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

BLU-RAY 1440 x 1080 $14.95


SON OF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

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


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

Now available!

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



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming soon!

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











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


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

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


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


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



The Shadowcast  - Now online!

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





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

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



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

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

 

TERROR OF THE CRIMSON TALONS - Now available!
by Fred Blosser


Weird mystery and bone-crushing action in the Robert E. Howard tradition as Detective Kirby Brill pursues a demonic treasure and a beautiful, exotic villainess.
Blades flash and guns roar in the shadows of a dark city, as infernal cultists and vengeful gangsters alike seek Kirby's blood.
Meanwhile, a young woman's innocent life hangs in the balance!

Plus two articles on the fantasy-tinged Howard stories that inspired TERROR OF THE CRIMSON TALONS.

Fred Blosser is the author of four studies of Howard's fiction and recipient of a Cimmerian Award presented by The Robert E. Howard Foundation.


Kindle: $0.99



Kindle  




WEIRDBOOK #42
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

Novel
Swords of Atlantis, by John Shirley

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

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

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

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








03 July 2020  


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



2020 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of ASTOUNDING
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of BLACK MASK
 Rescheduled due to COVID-19 threat!
  September 11-13, 2020

 



Ablaze Publishing
Arriving in comic shops July 8!

THE CIMMERIAN: RED NAILS #2
(Writer) Regis Hautiere (Art) Olivier Vatine, Didier Cassegrain
Cover A:
Kendrick Lim
Cover B: Meghan Hetrick
Cover C: Natasha Alterici
Cover D: Olivier Vatine
Cover E: Fritz Casas

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

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


Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored!  Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.  Read the story as he intended! Valeria and Conan find themselves deep inside theancient city they've come upon, and uncover more sinister secrets about thewarring civilization living within, including dark magic and human sacrifices.  In the process, they must battle for their lives, as they discover the true meaning of the story's title "Red Nails!"

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







 

Adventure House

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

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

May 2020
GOLDEN FLEECE – 01/39  - Coming soon!
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES – 08/34  Now available!

April 2020
MAGIC CARPET – 07/33 - Now available!
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES – 10/35 Now available!

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

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

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


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #172

Warren Hastings Miller Foreign Legion Stories
The Hell’s Angels Squad
Five Men of the Legion
Hell’s Angels Rebel
Hell’s Angels Set A Trap Discreet Rescue
The Desperation of Mr. Dee
The Color-Guard
The Honor of the Legion
It Takes the Legion


Cover Artist: Unknown

7x10, 110 pages
$12.95







Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 and His Battle Aces #59

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

Two Strikes on Death by Greaseball Joe

7×10, 110 pages
$12.95




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


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

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

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




Adventures in Bronze

Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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





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

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


Age of Aces







Airship 27 Productions
THE ROAD TWICE TRAVELED
Now available!


Airship 27 Productions, one of the leaders in New Pulp fiction is extremely happy to announce the release of writer R.A. Jones’ latest novel, “The Road Twice Traveled.”

“This is truly unlike anything we’ve ever done,” claims Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “This is a truly remarkable story with a fantasy element remindful of tales that were told on the old Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone television series.”

James Francis sits on a bar stool the night of his 65th birthday reflecting on his sad life. He grew up hating his father, married the wrong girl and was soon divorced. He never had any children or close friends and now he’s alone facing his twilight years. Bitter memories are his sole companions. Or so he believes until he is approached by a funny little man who suggest that he might be able to go back and re-live his life….a second time. Only with one major difference. This time he would make the right decisions. If that were at all possible, would he accept the offer?

And thus begins R.A. Jones’ wonderful tale of a man miraculously given a second chance at life. It is a poignant story that reveals the significance of every choice we make along the journey. Each having endless cause and effect to shape the person we will ultimately become. As for James Francis, his do-over is one filled with love, heartache and forgiveness no reader will ever forget.

“Having the privilege and honor to publish this amazing book is one of the reasons we started Airship 27,” Fortier continues. “It was our hope to not only offer our readers classic action adventure stories ala the classic pulps, but to also find new and original works that would elevate the idea concept of populace fare. In ‘The Road Twice Traveled’, R.A. Jones has created something truly beautiful and it was our pleasure to bring to the rest of the world.  Pulp Factory Award winning Art Director Rob Davis provided soft pencil interior illustrations and designed the cover.


  Available from Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



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

Milo March Returns to Print in May

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


Altus Press / Steeger Books
Wave 2 is now available!

Save 25% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Fourth of July Weekend Sale Is On!
From now until midnight on July 5th—and only on www.steegerbooks.com
Use promo code 2020fourth at checkout to get 25% off the price of our books.
Use it on just about everything we sell on www.steegerbooks.com.


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

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

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

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


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

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

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

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

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

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


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook

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

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

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

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

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


$14.95 softcover | $4.99 eBook







Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available and coming soon!

Save 25% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Fourth of July Weekend Sale Is On!
From now until midnight on July 5th—and only on www.steegerbooks.com
Use promo code 2020fourth at checkout to get 25% off the price of our books.
Use it on just about everything we sell on www.steegerbooks.com.


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

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

Here are the details on all of these releases:


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


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

$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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

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


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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


$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

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

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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


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

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


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover


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

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

$16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover

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Altus Press / Steeger Books
Now available!

Save 25% This Weekend: The Steeger Books Fourth of July Weekend Sale Is On!
From now until midnight on July 5th—and only on www.steegerbooks.com
Use promo code 2020fourth at checkout to get 25% off the price of our books.
Use it on just about everything we sell on www.steegerbooks.com.


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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$12.95 softcover
On sale for $11.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95

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

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

$13.95 softcover
On sale for $12.95


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

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

$13.95 softcover
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The Secret 6 #3: The Monster Murders  
 John Newton Howitt, Robert J. Hogan

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

$13.95 softcover
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American Mythology Productions 
Coming in October!

American Mythology has announced the new crossover limited series Zorro in the Land That Time Forgot.
“The world’s greatest swashbuckling hero in fantasy’s most astounding prehistoric world!”

Sword fights come up against the savage, prehistoric world in this full color three-issue monthly miniseries.
It is written by Mike Wolfer with art by Alessandro Ranaldi, featuring a cover by Roy Allan Martinez, Miriana Puglia, and Ranaldi.



American Mythology Productions 
Arriving in comic shops July 8!

THE MONSTER MEN #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) 
Roy Allen Martinez (Cover) Roy Allen Martinez & Mike Wolfer

The highly-anticipated sequel to Edgar Rice Burroughs gothic horror classic is finally here, carefully constructed by the same creative team who brought you The Monster Men: Soul of theBeast!

On a secluded South Pacific island, terrors beyond imagining lurk within the heart of the jungle as intrepid adventurers Townsend Harper Jr. and Virginia Maxon seek answers to a mystery better left unsolved. Having ventured to the island to lay to rest the ghosts of their pasts, Townsend and Virginia find that Number 13, the inhuman creature created by Virginia's father, is very much alive, but the two explorers cannot possibly be prepared for the horrific legacy her father's scientific experiments have spawned on theisland of terror.

Described by fans and ERB experts as the greatest of American Mythology's Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comics and incredibly faithful to the sci-fi master's voice, The Monster Men: Heart of Wrath will transport you to a world of terrifying, gothic fantasy that is both immersive and downright scary!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Martinez)
Full Color, 32 pages, $9.99 (Pulp Limited Edition)





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books

Get them while they last!

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


Bud's Art Books

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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

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


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


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

PEEK-A-BOO : A New Heritage Universe Novel from Jeff Deischer

In the continuing series in the Heritage Universe Superhero Series, Jeff Deischer gives us an epic that spans time and space in order the save the world from the ultimate punishment of the Egyptian gods.  The conflict is so large that spreads from 1956 thru 1983 and the superhero team known as the Sentinels from these 2 time periods join forces to do battle with an essentially unbeatable foe!  There is lots of action as we see ow the Sentinels roster changes over those 17 yeas and we discover the previously unknown origins of some of our favorite Heritage Universe characters.  This book is just what you need for these Summer nights spent at home!

Also, the kindle version of his previous Heritage Universe novel, WAR! is now out along with the kindle version of the Space Opera/Star trek-style pastiche, The Gates of Heaven!


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


Beb Books
Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



       

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

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

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

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

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


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





Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

THE MYSTERIES OF TOMORROW (VOLUME 5): THE MAKER OF MADWOMEN
By Paul Féval, fils & H.J. Magog
Translated by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman
 
Written in collaboration in 1922 by the author of Felifax, this five-volume saga (of which this is the last), which chronicles the early years of the 21st century, takes place in a quasi-utopia-like Earth, where, thanks to the genius of master scientist Oronius, humanity has mastered natural forces.

However, Oronius’ former colleague Otto Hentzen, a mad scientist who has allied himself with the beautiful, deadly Princess Yogha, has sworn revenge on the master scientist.

This time, the diabolical Hantzen, who has insidiously taken over another country under the alias of Professor Astaroth, Satan’s Rival, plots to unleash a pandemic of madness on the women of the world. It is up to Oronius’ faithful and resourceful servants, mechanic Victor Laridon, chambermaid Turlurette, and jack of all trades Julep, to thwart the demoniacal scientist…


CONTENTS:
Le Faiseur de Folles ( Ferenczi, 1924)
The Automaton (Le Matin, 1932) (by H.J. Magog adapted by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier)
The Stegosaurus (Le Matin, 1935) (by H.J. Magog adapted by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier)


US $20.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 232 pages


DOC ARDAN: THE FALL OF INRAMONDA
by Guy d'Armen
Adapted and retold by J-M. & R. Lofficier
Cover by Phil Cohen

In the summer of 1921, young doctor Francis Ardan and his father are exploring the most remote regions of Upper Siam (now Thailand), when they encounter a dying man whose skin is the color of jade. His revelations lead the intrepid father-and-son team to discover the existence of Inramonda, a secret, underground realm ruled by an immortal tyrant known as His Eternal Wisdom, whose subjects are a race of artificially created “Jade Men.” He plots to seize power in Southeast Asia.

Scientist and world-saving explorer Doctor Ardan was created in 1928, five years before Doc Savage, by French author Guy d’Armen. The Fall of Inramonda, originally published in 1935, has been adapted by the award-winning team of Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier.
 
The book also includes a Doc Ardan novella by renowned Doctor Who author John Peel.

Contents:
La Fin d'Inramonda (1935)
John Peel: The Eye of the Hawk
Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier


US $20.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 244 pages


STRANGERS 4: THE COMING OF STARCYB by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier
Art by Eduardo Garcia, Jorge Mongiovi, Manuel Martin Peniche, Nestor Vargas Campo; cover by Manuel Martin Peniche.

Contents:
- Foreword by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier
- Homicron: A Ghost in the Wheelchair by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Eduardo Garcia
- Jaydee vs Mygalex by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Eduardo Garcia
- The Secret of Futura by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Jorge Mongiovi
- The Coming of Starcyb by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Manuel Martin Peniche
- Enter: The Sparrowhawk! by Jean-Marc Lofficier & Nestor Vargas Campo

HOMICRON is a NASA scientist whose body is inhabited by a mysterious alien from planet Alpha. STARCYB is a servant of the Towers, supremely powerful cosmic entities. FUTURA is a mysterious woman from a parallel dimension. JALEB is the secretive agent of a Galactic Federation of telepaths. JAYDEE is a teenage, alien metamorph, abandoned on Earth as a baby, and who may well be the deadliest killing machine in the universe... These characters, all “strangers” to Earth, are brought together by TANKA, a former jungle lord who has been recruited by entities from our planet’s farthest future to be their “time agent” and is now empowered to protect our world from extra-terrestrial menaces.

In this fourth volume of Strangers, the quest for Kera, the ancient weapon of the Twilight People, begins... we will examine crucial moments in the lives of our heroes, heralding major events on the horizon... You will see the return of Dick Demon and finally discover the origins of the Towers and the Twilight People.

You will rediscover two old acquaintances: the Bronze Gladiator, prince of Arena in exile on Earth, already seen in Strangers #0, and the Zorr-Ko, a powerful Fomor android seen in Strangers #3. A newcomer is the Sparrowhawk, none other than the descendant of Don Juan Ortaga y Perez whose adventures were told in The Frontiersmen.

 
7x10 squarebound comic, 118 pages b&w
US$12.95







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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Windy City 2020 Film Program Notes 2
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Bold Venture Press
Coming July 4!

The Masked Rider #2

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

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


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



Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #35
Now available!


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

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

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

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





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

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

A Million Years in the Future - New!
Sensor Sweep: Hall of the Giant King, Henry Kuttner, William Stout, Alex Nino - New!
Sensor Sweep: Kyrik, Earl Norem, Stormbringer RPG, Denny O’Neill
Sensor Sweep: Year’s Best Horror, Blood Sundown, Al Williamson, Northworld  
Sensor Sweep: Beast Master, Time Travel, Grey Hawk
Sensor Sweep: Battle Tech, Manly Wade Wellman, Savage Heroes, Space Force
Sensor Sweep: Schuyler Hernstom, Ken Kelly, Gardner Fox, August Derleth




CONAN
Latest schedule updates!

Ablaze Publishing
THE CIMMERIAN: RED NAILS #2  - July 8
THE CIMMERIAN: PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #1  - August 26
THE CIMMERIAN: PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #2  - September 23

Marvel Comics

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

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


07/29/2020
EMPYRE: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
(FEATURING CONAN) 

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

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

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

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

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

10/21/2020
THE MARVEL ART OF SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN HC

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

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


2021
KULL: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1


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

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #17

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

SAVAGE AVENGERS #13 (Likely late October)
SAVAGE AVENGERS #14  (Likely late November)

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 - Arriving in comic shops July 8!  
Written by Roy Thomas with Christy Marx
Penciled by John Buscema, Ernie Chan & Sal Buscema with Frank Brunner, Gene Colon & Carmine Infantino
Covers by Ryan Brown and Earl Norem


Writer Roy Thomas and Conan artist supreme, John Buscema, are joined by a host of top-tier visual talents—Frank Brunner, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Carmine Infantino—to tell Conan’s most savage tales.
This volume’s stories range from the young Cimmerian’s exploits as a mercenary to his latter days as king of Aquilonia in the iconic “Scarlet Citadel.”
Anchoring it is Thomas and Buscema’s 160-page adaptation of Conan the Buccaneer. It’s a high-seas masterpieces that entangles Conan, a vile pirate and a beautiful princess with the forces of Thoth-Amon.

Also featuring pinups galore, an exhaustive dictionary of Hyborian era names and places, and the stunningly painted, full-color masterpiece, “The Trail of the Bloodstained God.”
Collecting SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) #29-44 and MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL (1977) #9.

Hardcover, B&W & Full Color, 944 pages, $125.00







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

The Great Old Ones Return...

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

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

These are the Cthulhu Stories of Robert. E. Howard

Hardcover
$34.99

On sale September 23

Thanks to Terry Allen for the tip!

Target  


Darkworlds Quarterly - Now online!

Robert E. Howard’s Crusades - New!
Frank Belknap Long – Part Two: The 1940s
- New!
Kwa of the Jungle (1932-1933) - New!
The Robots of Thrilling Mystery  
Frank Belknap Long – Part One: 1920-1939  
Giant Spiders in Weird Tales  
Introducing…For the First Time…Robots  
Edmond Hamilton’s Interstellar Patrol
Look Who’s in Thrilling Mystery  
The Casebook of Lucius Leffing (1973)



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

Forgotten Books: 007 in DEVIL MAY CARE by Sebastian Faulks (2008)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: THE SHADOW (1934) - New!
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 58 & 59 (1958) - New!
Pulp Gallery: CAPTAIN FUTURE
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip: The SIXTH Sunday Adventure (1957)
Basil Wolverton's SPACEHAWK Rides Again! (1940)
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 98, 99, 100, 101 & 102 (1932)  
NERO WOLFE Comic Strip - Weeks 56 & 57 - Another Case Solved! (1957-58)
SHADOW COMICS 93, 94, 95 & 96 (1948-49)

DEJAH THORIS #6 - Arriving in comic shops July 8!
(Writer) Dan Abnett (Art) VascoGeorgiev
Cover A: Lucio Parrillo
Cover B: Vasco Georgiev
Cover C: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover D: Juan Gedeon
Cover E: Cosplay

"It is the face she glimpsed in her nightmare. A KILLER, armored in jewels and precious alloys, brandishingan archaic weapon of the forever days. He was waiting for them…waiting tostrike…"
The stunning end of Arc 2.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

   
   
              
      



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


Explore the World of Digest Magazines

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

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

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

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

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




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

Print version, $18.99
Kindle version, $4.99


    

 

The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

NEWS DIGEST JUNE 26, 2020 - New!
NEWS DIGEST JUNETEENTH 2020
NEWS DIGEST JUNE 12, 2020
NEWS DIGEST JUNE 5, 2020
NEWS DIGEST MAY 29, 2020
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NEWS DIGEST APRIL 24, 2020


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

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

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

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

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





DMR Books Blog - Now online!

Sea Horror - Part One
- New!
Sam Moskowitz: Rider on the Immortal Storm - New!
Whelan and Elric - New!
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/28/2020 - New!
DMR Books to Reprint Cahena, Manly Wade Wellman's Final Novel  
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/21/2020
Coming in July from DMR Books: A Million Years in the Future by Thomas P. Kelley
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/14/2020  
Kaor! Mars Day 2020
The Lemurian Chronicler
The DMRtian Chronicles, 6/7/2020  
The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/31/2020
The DMRtian Chronicles, 5/24/2020  
Frazetta: The Lost "Castaways" Cover


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


ERB Books   Kindle  Hardcover  Softcover  



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

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

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

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

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








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

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

68 images are available

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




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

The Pale Man by Julius Long.

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Gotham Pulp CollectorsClub
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.
 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectorstomeet in the NYC/Metro area.
Itmeets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

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

Contact:

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!

August 2020


KILLER, COME BACK TO ME
Ray Bradbury
Cover art by Paul Mann


THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF RAY BRADBURY’S EXTRAORDINARY CRIME FICTION

Ray Bradbury achieved literary renown for a widely diverse body of work, including masterpieces of fantasy and science fiction such as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, as well as classic short stories that have thrilled, touched, and terrified generations of readers. Though he was less well known for crime fiction, some of his finest publications occurred in this genre, penned for publications ranging from pulp magazines of the 1940s such as Dime Mystery and Detective Tales to premier markets of their era such as McCall’s and Playboy.

This new collection contains 20 stories, including classics of the genre and rare, little-known gems such as the title story, Bradbury’s first published mystery. A number of the stories were adapted by the author for his popular TV series, The Ray Bradbury Theater, and fans of Bradbury’s work will recognize his touch with crime stories about circus sideshow performers and ventriloquists’ dummies, sunken cathedrals, time travelers, and robots that look just like people. But they will also discover plenty that is startling and unfamiliar, such as the original short story that inspired a portion of Bradbury’s famous novel Dandelion Wine, as well as that story’s dark and psychologically disturbing sequel, written at the prompting of no less a figure in the mystery field than Ellery Queen.

No one ever wrote like Bradbury. And as this lavish collection demonstrates, when he turned his hand to this genre, he produced some of the most unforgettable crime stories ever told.

First publication anywhere!
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was one of the most acclaimed writers of all time, read by hundreds of millions of people across the world; 2020 would have been his 100th birthday
Featuring an original cover painting by Paul Mann and 11 interior illustrations exclusive to this collection by Robert Gale and Deena So'Oteh
Hardcover first edition also features premium design elements including custom endpapers, heavier stock, and a ribbon marker


September 2020

SHILLS CAN'T CASH CHIPS
Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover art by Laurel Blechman


HAS DONALD LAM GONE OVER TO THE DARK SIDE?

From the world-famous creator of PERRY MASON, Erle Stanley Gardner—at his death the best-selling American author of all time—comes another baffling case for the Cool & Lam detective agency. Return to the 1960s as a simple insurance investigation into a car accident puts Bertha Cool and Donald Lam on the trail of murder—and Donald hip-deep in danger when he poses as an ex-con to infiltrate a criminal gang. It’s Gardner’s twistiest caper ever, and a fitting conclusion to Hard Case Crime’s revival of this classic (and long-unavailable) detective series.

First appearance in bookstores in 45 years!







The Illustrated Press
MEAD SCHAEFFER

Now available!

MEAD SCHAEFFER was one of the foremost illustrators of the romantic era of American fiction. He worked for decades producing atmospheric and evocative illustrations for the top books and magazines of the day, and his romantic, swashbuckling, and theatrical paintings ultimately earned him a spot in the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. This new book presents a stunning overview of Schaeffer's long and illustrious career, featuring scores of illustrations reproduced directly from original paintings as well as rare tear sheets and photographs. 


Standard Edition
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, $44.95.

Deluxe Edition
- Sold Out!
224 pages, 9"x12", full color, hardbound with dust jacket, shipped in a blue slipcase with white printing. Bookplate insert signed and numbered by publisher Daniel Zimmer. Limited to just 100 copies!

To see a preview of the book, follow this link:
 https://issuu.com/illomag/docs/meltzoff


 
The Illustrated Press   Order: Standard Edition  Order: Deluxe Edition   Preview



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #68 - Now available and arriving in comic shops July 8!
(Writer/Art)  Various

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


Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00






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

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

Softcover, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




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

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

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

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


Magazine, 128 pages, Full Color, $34.99





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

A MAN OBSESSED

HE HUNTED HORROR THROUGH A MANIAC WORLD!


Jeffrey Meyer had a killing on his mind. It meant nothing to him that his towering Twenty-first Century world was going mad. He shouldered aside the rising tide of narcot-ics-mania, the gambling fever, the insatiable lust for the irrational. Jeff had his own all-consuming obsession--Paul Conroe must die!

After a five-year frenzied chase, Jeff had his victim cor-nered; he'd driven him into the last hideaway of the world's most desperate men--the sealed vaults of the hu-man-vivisectionists. And Jeff knew that to reach his final horrible objective, he must offer himself also as a guinea pig for the secret experiments of the world's most feared physicians!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 130 pages
$12.95



THE ADVENTURES OF SWORDS & SORCERY AND FANTASY #2, July 2020

CONTENTS
THE DEVIL IN IRON, a Conan story by Robert E. Howard--A tale of Conan the barbarian--and an amazing island city of green stone.
EMPIRE OF THE NECROMANCERS by Clark Ashton Smith--An endless army of plague--eaten bodies, of tattered skeletons, poured in ghastly torrents through the streets of the city.
THE BLEAK SHORE, a Fahrd and Grey Mouser story by Fritz Leiber Jr.--Two adventurers wander half across a world of long ago to a strange and terrible land--
DUAR THE ACCUSED by Clifford Ball--A surprizing tale about the Black Tower and the intrusion therein of a barbarian adventurer--a strange weird tale of the love of a queen for her enemy
THE MAN WHO STOPPED AT NOTHING by Paul W. Fairman--It was after Dorn was killed that he really began to enjoy living.
SORCERESS OF ZOOM, a graphic story by Sandra Swift

8.5 x 11 inch, 110 pages
$12.95



CITY UNDER THE SEA

DESPOTS OF THE OCEAN BOTTOM

Jeremy Dodge knew the Earth would face starvation if it were not for the new science of "aquaculture". With the world's population numbering many billions, only the extra food being cultivated on the bottom of the sea could feed everyone.
But, like the rest of the surface-dwellers, Jeremy did not know what a vicious monopoly underwater cultivation had become. That is, until the dreadful moment when he himself was kidnaped and dragged beneath the depths.
And there he was to learn that just making his own escape would not be enough--he would have to save mankind from the tyranny of a new race of water-breathing human monsters!

Trade Paperback,6 x 9 inch, 176 pages
$14.95







 
   
Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Lone Ranger Alumni R.I.P.

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

The Inner Sanctum Sterling Silver Pendant



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


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

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

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

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


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

$15.99



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Now featuring:

Links to Robert E. Howard Days 2019 Panel Discussions  


The Art of Robert E. Howard: Peter Andrew Jones

The Art of Robert E. Howard: Virgil Finlay

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

Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness By Bobby Derie

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


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

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

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

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

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

Trade paperback, 5.5 × 8.5 inches, 250 pages

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


Two important things to note about preordering this book

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

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

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




Mystery*File - Now online!

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

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



 
 Cancelled due to COVID-19 threat!

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





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

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

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


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

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



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

Nothing New!



The Pulp Archivist - Now online!

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



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

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



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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Doc Vandal: a Steampunk Doc pastiche
- New!
Centaur Press’s Time-Lost Series  - New!
Black Bat & Purple Scar: ‘Faces of Fear’
Publishers: Airship 27 Productions  
Sherlock Holmes & Green Lama: ‘The Heir Apparent’
‘City of Wonder’: a lost-world classic  
‘Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Vol. 2’  
A look at ‘Adventure’  
‘Broken Empire: Adventure Unlimited: The Silver Age’
Dime-novel reprint: ‘The House of Mystery’
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Going on hiatus
Perry Mason novels: #49 and #50
TMM #11: Death in the Blue Room
Advertising The Shadow

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin




Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
Wild, laughing maniacs recruited to further the heinous plans of an arch-fiend terrorize a great city as crime follows crime in a blood-curdling procession of horror!
 
Of all the titles bestowed upon The Phantom Detective by his various authors, one stands out above all others-the fact that he is ‘a one-man army’ against crime. In nearly every tale in the series, readers learn that The Phantom Detective is much like a medieval knight of old, on a quest all his own to stamp out evil in the streets and beyond. Some might argue, however, that this isn’t true, that The Phantom Detective doesn’t stray too far from the model for almost all other Pulp Heroes.



With the Debut of The Shadow, it became stereotypical of the leads in Hero Pulps to have certain characteristics, one of the most apparent being that they had some sort of organization, a team that they worked with. The Shadow had his agents, Doc Savage had his highly skilled team of five, the Spider had a triad of three close knit associates, and so on. Yet, The Phantom Detective did not have such a support group, at least in the organized fashion of other heroes. He had a singular confidante, one person whom he trusted with his secret identity, Frank Havens. Havens did provide assistance at times, but he was not a ‘team’ member, but more of someone who knew how to get ahold of The Phantom Detective when necessary. Other characters also recurred, oftentimes helping Van Loan in his masked identity, including Havens’ daughter and The Phantom’s love interest, Muriel, but there was never an organization. The Phantom Detective truly fought alone!
 
‘Minions of Death’ was originally published in the November 1937 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.


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

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

Radio Archives
G-8 and His Battle Aces #56 Audiobook
The Flames of Hell
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!
 
In one brain, and in one mad will to destroy, lies the menace that would take the life of G-8, the Master Spy — and grind to powdered dust his countrymen! The fingers of fire are hungry for lives, and so is the fiend who gave birth to the flames! Sky Soldiers no longer roam the skies, for the skies have tamed to red, and the raging Hell exists both upon and above the Earth! It was G-8’s job to fight both men and fire and there is high adventure as he defies the very Flames of Hell!


Many of the threats faced by G-8 seemed to be drawn not only from possibly author Robert J. Hogan’s own nightmares, but from other tales of horror of all types. Monsters and beings like no other filled the skies. A particular theme, however, that recurs regularly in Hogan’s G-8 stories was that of the undead, either zombies or ghosts or some sort of corpse that just simply didn’t stay dead.
 
It could be believed that this was simply an easy convention for Hogan to use. Need a monstrous army? Revive dead soldiers. It also, however, could have to do with the fact that Hogan chose to set G-8 in World War One, a conflict that truly was believed to be the war to end all wars, and one Hogan served in, although never seeing combat. It is not hard to suspect that with the specter of death hanging over the world from the Great War that Hogan might not have been compelled to have G-8 face death at the hands of the undead, showing that the Flying Spy could truly handle anything.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings G-8, Nippy and Bull to thrilling life in their desperate struggle to defeat a deadly nemesis unlike anything they have ever before encountered in ‘The Flames of Hell’. Originally published in the May 1938 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  the first week.
MP3 digital download - $4.99
Audio CDs - $14.99

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


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Phantom Detective #57 eBook
Minions of Murder - November 1937

Now available!

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

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

Table of Contents:
A Full Book-length Novel
Minions Of Murder
by Robert Wallace
Taken From The Case-Book Of Richard Curtis Van Loan
Wild, laughing maniacs, recruited to further the heinous plans of an arch-fiend, terrorize a great city as crime follows crime in a blood-curdling procession of horror!
 
Hot Gold — Gripping Short Story
by Lloyd Llewell
Death stalks Murdock in a fight for the Gypsy Queen’s bullion
 
The Case Of The Silver Mountain — Gripping Short Story
by William Degenhard
Postal Inspector Malone combats a mine-grabbing combine
 
Death For A Mixing Spoon — Gripping Short Story
by Paul Ernst
Nels Parson finds murder in the bakery — and two prowling killers!
 
The Phantom Speaks — A Department


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

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

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
G-8 and His Battle Aces #56 eBook
The Flames of Hell - May 1938

Now available!

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

G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
Gripping Air Novel
The Flames Of Hell
As told by G-8 to Robert J. Hogan
In one brain, and in one mad will to destroy, lies the menace that would take the life of G-8, the Master Spy — and grind to powdered dust his countrymen! Who is this Master of Destruction — and what is the torch that has lighted the Flames of Hell?
 
Code Of The Air — Thrilling Short Story
by Greaseball Joe
The War goes on at the old 69th, as Joe loosens up his memory!
 
Courage To Die — Thrilling Short Story
A man and his guts against the World!
 
Spad Trap — Thrilling Short Story
Corky Butler chooses the Highway to Death!
 
G-8 Speaks
Where the Master Spy gets together with the gang.


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

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


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Marvel Tales eBook
May 1940

Now available!

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

Marvel Tales came from a science fiction background, but a change in editorial policy turned it into a "weird menace" pulp. There was still a slight carry-over from its science fiction days, but most of the stories leaned toward the shudder-pulp fare typically found in Terror Tales, Horror Stories and Dime Mystery Magazine. Western Fiction Publishing Co. gave this new direction a test with the first issue in December 1939. But it quickly saw the error in its ways, and made changes after only two issues. In November of 1940, the magazine name was changed to Marvel Stories and it returned to its science fiction roots. Marvel Tales remains, then, as a short-lived experiment in the shudder pulp genre. Marvel Tales returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Eerie Book-Length Horror Novel
Mistress of Machine-Made Madness
by Nils O. Sonderlund
The ghastly flare of the SUBTERRANE’S disruptor disk thrust Weston Craig back four years to rendezvous with Ann Tancred’s stark loveliness, and neither the brain-spanning scope of the mad scientist’s metal mole nor the lusting devices of the fiend, could now salvage the world’s greatest new industry and crown Ann queen of Satan’s underground empire!
 
World Without Sex — Breath-Taking Novelette
by Robert O. Wentworth
In twenty-four hours the male sex would end, the last male in the world would be dead — unless Rann Haddan faced the ruling females with the tactics his forefathers had used four thousand years ago!
 
The Test-Tube Monster — Breath-Taking Novelette
by George E. Clark
This test tube creature was no mere miracle of ultra-science, this was the most beautiful girl Graeme Mansfield had ever known, and he’d sell his soul to hell before he’d yield her to the test-tube monster who chose her as his mate!
 
Princess of Power — Breath-Taking Novelette
by Frederic A. Kummer, Jr.
Here was Targash, mightiest of the seven kingdoms of evil and tyranny, here was Zora, Princess of Power!... Aye, Ulf the Northman could have his conquest now, could claim this sin-lost land for its own fear-frozen people, could claim the lovely Zora for his bride!
 
Fresh Fiancés for the Devil’s Daughter — Breath-Taking Novelette
by Russell Gray
The unholy lust, the unspeakable orgies, the hideous tortures would have sufficed to damn my soul — but this vampire luring me worshiped evil, enshrined it, until virtue was to be despised, and vileness was all I lived for!

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

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



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


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


NOW PLAYING
Daily 7:00 pm US EST

KING OF THE MOUNTIES
Featuring Allan Lane

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

GOVT AGENTS VS PHANTOM LEGION
THE GALLOPING GHOST
THE PHANTOM EMPIRE
THE DESERT HAWK
THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KIDD


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The Serial Squadron

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

Now available!

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

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

BLU-RAY 1440 x 1080 $14.95


SON OF THE GUARDSMAN
THE MOVIE SERIAL
DL-DVD Upgrade

Now available!

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


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

Now available!

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



THE HOUSE OF HATE
Blu-Ray/DL-DVD

Coming soon!

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











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


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

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


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


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



The Shadowcast  - Now online!

Season 1, Episode 6 - 'THE SHADOW' (DC Comics, 1973) & Could Shadow Be Headed to TV?  
Season 1, Episode 5 - 'THE VOODOO MASTER'
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 4 - 'THE SHADOW STRIKES' and 'DEATH HOUSE RESCUE'  
The Shadowcast: Season 1, Episode 3 - 'LINGO' and 'DEATH TO THE SHADOW'
Season 1, Episode 2 - 'THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: Dark Nights'
Season 1, Episode 1 - The Living Shadow





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

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



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

A Return to Cozy Dystopia - New!
Cozy Dystopia  
Stars Upon Thars  
Earl Peirce, Jr.-Aside No. 1
Earl Peirce, Jr. (1917-1983)-Part One
Patterns of Force  

 

TERROR OF THE CRIMSON TALONS - Now available!
by Fred Blosser


Weird mystery and bone-crushing action in the Robert E. Howard tradition as Detective Kirby Brill pursues a demonic treasure and a beautiful, exotic villainess.
Blades flash and guns roar in the shadows of a dark city, as infernal cultists and vengeful gangsters alike seek Kirby's blood.
Meanwhile, a young woman's innocent life hangs in the balance!

Plus two articles on the fantasy-tinged Howard stories that inspired TERROR OF THE CRIMSON TALONS.

Fred Blosser is the author of four studies of Howard's fiction and recipient of a Cimmerian Award presented by The Robert E. Howard Foundation.


Kindle: $0.99



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Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
The Fall of Deadworld Omnibus, Matthew Smith, Abaddon Books, $11.99, June 23, 2020

Coming soon!
Haunted Heroine [Heroine Complex #4], Sarah Kuhn, DAW Books, $15.00, July 7, 2020
Random Sh*t Flying Through The Air, Jackson Ford, Orbit, $15.99, July 7, 2020
Wild Cards XXVII: Knaves over Queens, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $19.99, July 14, 2020
Avengers: The Extinction Key,Greg Keyes, TitanBooks, $16.00, August 4, 2020
Bystander 27, Rik Hoskin, Angry Robot, $14.99, August 11, 2020
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WEIRDBOOK #42
Softcover edition now available at Amazon!

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

Novel
Swords of Atlantis, by John Shirley

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

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

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

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