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The 25th ANNIVERSARY New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo
Sunday, October 13, 2013

The  big 2013 book show will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the Holiday Inn at 440 West 57th Street in NYC in the BIG ROOM on the first floor.
A limited number of 6' tables available but email for tables asap, as they go fast.
Admission: Preview (8am) $10; General (9am - 3pm) $5; After 3pm FREE

Confirmed Guest authors and artists:
(Please note all signing times are approximate)

CHARLES ARDAI, NOON, award-winning crime author and editor of the Hard Case Crime series.
LAWRENCE BLOCK, NOON, legendry mystery and crime author, creator of the Matt Scudder series & more! (Please note Mr. Block's signing policy is that he will sign any three books for each one of his new ones you purchase.)

ED BALCOURT, 1)AM, renown artist rep who was a key player in paperback cover art and pb publishing.
ANN BANNON: NOON, vintage Gold Medal author of classic lesbian pulp novels!

MARCUS BOAS, 10AM to end, fabulous fantasy artist who will display some of his wonderful paintings!
ED COUTTS, 10 AM, famed artist whose work has appeared in many venues.

RON GOULART, 1PM, master storyteller, SF writer, pulp and comic book scholar.

C.J. HENDERSON, 10AM to end, well-known hard-boiled crime, fantasy and horror author.

MARVIN KAYE, 1PM, famous fantasy author and renown anthologist, editor of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine and Weird Tales.
JACK KETCHUM, 1PM, famed crime and horror author whose work has also been adapted to film.

ANNETTE & MARTIN MEYERS, NOON, mystery author couple, who also write as Maan Meyers.
JOHN NORMAN: 1PM, Bestselling science fiction author and creator of the famous GOR series!

STAN TRYBULSKI, 11AM to end, hard-boiled crime author with many fine books to his credit.
F. PAUL WILSON: NOON, famed science fiction & horror author, creator of the Repairman Jack series!

KEN WISHNIA, 11AM, hard crime writer, as well as popular historical mystery author.
All guest signing times are approximate and will also be posted on our website, www.gryphonbooks.com and also in the Program given out at the day of the show.


Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Airship 27 Productions
The Bagman vs The World's Fair by B.C. Bell
Available now from Amazon & on Kindle!

Airship 27 Productions is delighted to announce the release of its latest novel, The Bagman vs The World's Fair, by B.C. Bell. 

It is the summer of 1933 and the Windy City is hosting the fabulous World’s Fair. The famous Navy Pier along the shores of Lake Michigan is invaded by thousands of tourists from around the nation and the world, all there to marvel at the newest scientific advancements on display.   But within this glittering pleasure park of wonder lurks a devilish fiend set upon causing mass destruction and ruining the Fair; a scientist turned mad employing a bizarre sonic cannon to commit murder and chaos amongst the innocent throngs. Now it will be up to the unlikeliest hero of them all, the odd, notorious Bagman, to save the day.   Writer B.C. Bell sends his one time petty crook, Frank “Mac” McCullough back into action in this, the Bagman’s first full length adventure. Along with his loyal buddy, the ace mechanic, Crankshaft, Chicago’s most unusual mystery man must find the lunatic inventor and put an end to his heinous attacks before more people die.  

“The first time I read a Chris Bell Bagman story, I actually chuckled aloud,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “Bell’s ability to combine both fast paced, pure pulp action with slapstick humor is sheer genius. The Bagman is one of the most original of the new pulp heroes we have today. His fans will not be disappointed with this new, longer adventure.” The book features nine interior illustrations by Andy Fish and sports a truly colorful painting by Laura Givens with book designs by Rob Davis. As an added bonus, the story also features a very special cameo by Canadian writer Calvin Daniels’ own new pulp hero, the Black Wolf.   So slap another clip in your .45, straighten your tie and put that bag over your head, pulp fans! Here comes the Bagman, delivering justice in his own peculiar way.  


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Now available!

Master of Midnight: The Collected Captain Zero
 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 Introduction by Stephen Payne

 
For years you’ve read about this last gasp of the pulp hero, this invisible detective created by the legendary G.T. Fleming-Roberts. Yet Captain Zero is far more than a tiny spark thrown from the dying pulp fire. Far more complex than once thought, he provides a telling commentary on the desire for such mainstays as home and hearth so eagerly pursued in post-WWII America. And he offers a subtle, albeit inadvertent, critique of human control of science, particularly atomic power and the Bomb in the scary, early days of the Cold War. Join us for these three intriguing pulp mysteries, and learn what made Captain Zero a disappearing hero—in more ways than you might have ever expected! Collecting the entire Captain Zero series, this comprehensive edition also includes an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts historian Stephen Payne.
 
568 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Softcover: $34.95 | hardcover: $44.95 | ebook: $4.99


Order the paperback from Amazon: $34.95
 Order the limited edition hardcover: $44.95 (only 100 made)
Order the e-book from Barnes & Noble (for the Nook reader): $4.99
 Order the e-book from Amazon (for the Kindle reader): $4.99


Altus Press
Doc Savage: The Miracle Menace

Coming soon!





Now available!

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-50s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

Journey back to the early days of science fiction—to witness the evolution of a genre through these twelve colorful and fantastic cover reproductions, faithfully restored and printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This is a true 12-month calendar featuring images that are perforated to fit any 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar.

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing

Price: $21.95


The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Paperback
 Edited by Otto Penzler
Coming October 22!

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant.

Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages.
 
FEATURING:
- Unscrupulous Santas
- Crimes of Christmases Past and Present
- Festive felonies
- Deadly puddings
- Misdemeanors under the mistletoe
- Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.


Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Paperback: 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-10: 0345802985
ISBN-13: 978-0345802989

$25.00


THE BLACK BAT #5 - Arriving in comic shops September 4!
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art: Ronan Cliquet
Covers: Jae Lee


The Black Bat's loyalty to Carol and his mystery benefactors are put to the test when he is ordered to team up with a foe from his past.  Also, Snate's suitcase bomb is on the move, putting hundreds of lives in danger!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
Now available!

"The creation of the private eye in Black Mask magazine remains the most important development in the history of mystery fiction in America," explains Otto Penzler of MysteriousPress.com. In this video, Penzler takes us back to the 1920s, to the creation of the now-iconic Black Mask magazine, where mystery greats including Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Carroll John Daly got their start. With an atmosphere evoking that time and place, this video proves that the tough-guy detectives of the hard-boiled mysteries of the 1920s and '30s are not a thing of the past
 
Black Mask magazine, launched in 1920, built its reputation on fostering, and later inspiring, some of mystery’s most beloved hardboiled writers, including Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Carroll John Daly, Theodore A. Tinsley, and Paul Cain.  These tough, grim, but ultimately noble stories of private eyes and crooks represent an extremely powerful slice of American fiction. Mysteriouspress.com/Open Road Media is thrilled to announce that Black Mask stories will be available in digital format beginning August 27, 2013.



Jerry Tracy, Celebrity Reporter by Theodore A. Tinsley
Manhattan’s sharpest gossip columnist tangles with brawlers, triggermen, and dames
 
The most important people in the world come to Broadway—to eat in restaurants, dance in nightclubs, and die in rain-slicked back alleys. Whatever the big names are doing, Jerry Tracy hears about it—and tells the world in his infamous Daily Planet column. As quick with his typewriter as he is with a .45, Tracy can break a nose as easily as he breaks a news story. But beneath his hard exterior, this columnist has a kind heart, and a sense of justice that will make him do crazy things for a woman in trouble, or a friend with a murder rap hanging over his head.
 
Featuring every Jerry Tracy story ever published in Black Mask, this collection is an invaluable compendium of one of early noir’s most original heroes. Written in machine gun prose that would make Damon Runyon proud, these stories describe a man whose words are tough—and whose fists are even tougher.


You'll Always Remember Me by Steve Fisher
In military school, a teenager holds a secret that could save a young man from the gallows
 
Clark’s is the finest military institution on the West Coast, but pay them enough and they’ll take anybody. That’s how Martin Thorpe ended up there, a fourteen-year-old boy with a habit of getting thrown out of boarding schools. Too smart for his own good, Thorpe is currently obsessed with the trial of Tommy Smith—a young man who has just been sentenced to hang for murdering his father. Thorpe has been dating Tommy’s sister, was at the house the night of the murder, and may know something that could save Tommy’s life.
 
The detective investigating the case has questions for Thorpe. Why were Tommy and his father fighting that night? What did Thorpe hear the old man say before he was killed? And why does Thorpe have such a blood-stained permanent record? In this chilling Black Mask classic, nothing is more terrifying than what lurks at the back of the mind of Martin Thorpe.


Pigeon Blood by Paul Cain
A brilliant retired judge takes it upon himself to outwit a gang of thieves
 
A beautiful woman is driving down a lonely stretch of Long Island highway when the car beside her opens fire. The bullets shred her car but leave her unharmed, and she makes it back to Manhattan with her windshield broken but her skin intact. She is Mrs. Dale Hanan, estranged wife of a millionaire, whose gambling problem has gotten her in trouble with the wrong people. She is about to find out there are certain debts that can be paid only in blood.
 
No one can save her but Judge Druse, an ingenious scholar who uses his intellect to bring justice to those who escaped it while he was still sitting on the bench. When he meets Mrs. Hanan, she is drunk, and there is a dead man on the floor. Things can only get worse from here.


Red Goose by Norbert Davis

A painting has vanished from a museum, and it will take a tough guy to find it
 
Even before the fight, the three hoodlums look out of place in the museum. Their eyes are beady, their ears are cauliflowered, and one of them is missing a finger. When they start brawling, it draws the attention of every security guard in the place. Only when the fight is over do the guards realize the Red Goose has been stolen.
 
The museum hires Ben Shaley, a rough-and-tumble PI, to get it back, starting him down a deadly road with switchbacks at every turn. The museum may be high class, but Shaley’s trip starts at the bottom—and only gets bumpier from there.
 
Featuring an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch, this rocket sled of a story was one of Raymond Chandler’s favorites ever to be published in Black Mask.




Available October 8

"Gamblers Don't Win" by W.T. Ballard (digital short) 
Tough as Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue by Frederick Nebel (eBook)
 
Available November 5
"Dog Show Murder" by Frank Gruber (digital short)
 
Available December 17
The Paul Cain Omnibus (eBook and paperback) 
"Where There's a Will There's a Slay" by Frederick C. Davis (digital short)



e-book availablity: Amazon - Kindle, Barnes & Noble - Nook, Google, Kobo, itunes







Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Six by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
“The Lost Continent” by Dan Barry was serialized by King Features Syndicate from October 26, 1953 to March 20, 1954. This is the story where Dan Barry finally realized his potential and would serve as the model for his best work on the strip over the next four decades. His art and plotting are reminiscent of the classic original work by Alex Raymond and rank alongside Al Williamson’s later work as the most faithful interpretations of Raymond’s unique style.

Read the rest at the links below.
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38 - Summer 2013
Begins shipping the week after Labor Day!

This issue’s outstanding feature is a lengthy excerpt from Nathan Madison’s recently published book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. In this richly detailed, extensively illustrated piece Nathan explores “Yellow Peril” fiction from the pulps. His exhaustive study complements Bill Maynard’s celebration of Fu Manchu’s centennial from our last issue.

Another book published earlier this year, Will Murray’s Skull Island, pitted Doc Savage against King Kong and aroused much interest not only among the Bronze Man’s fans in general but devotees of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe in particular. BnT contributor and Wold Newton adherent Rick Lai examines Skull Island and catalogs its deviations from the Universe in an unusually absorbing work of scholarship. In a separate piece Will responds to critics of his approach. Let it never be said that BnT refuses to present both sides of a story!

Will’s second contribution to BnT #38 is an 80th Anniversary hat-tip to the long-running hero pulp G-8 and His Battle Aces, adventures from which a re now being offered in audiobook form by Radio Archives. He covers a hitherto overlooked attempt by Popular Publications editors to gauge reader interest in a proposed shift of emphasis for the magazine.

This summer marked another important anniversary in American pop culture: Superman debuted 75 years ago in the first issue of Action Comics. Mike Bifulco, author of The Original Superman on Television (a definitive guide now in its third edition), weighs in on the recent theatrical release Man of Steel and reflects on the enduring popularity of the TV series starring George Reeves.

This time around our “Tricks of the Trade” department boasts a particularly comprehensive installment by long-time pulp editor and science-fiction specialist Robert A. W. “Doc” Lowndes. Originally written for a 1949 writers’ magazine, this 6400-word treatise is perhaps the most informative piece of its type we’ve published to date. It provides the clearest look yet at how pulp editors appraised the manuscripts they received by the thousands every year.

BnT #38 also reprints two fascinating short stories culled from vintage pulp magazines. James B. Connelly’s “The Last Passenger,” from an early 1913 issue of The Popular Magazine, may well have been the first work of mass-market fiction inspired by the Titanic tragedy. “The Tenth Man,” from a 1922 issue of Adventure, is a taut tale of African intrigue by the unjustly forgotten Robert Simpson.

Subscriber copies will begin shipping shortly after Labor Day. To those of you who either aren’t BnT subscribers or have let your subscriptions lapse, remember that signing up for a year earns you a 20-percent discount on the recently published Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. There’s a special page on the Murania Press website that allows you to do just that.

Individual copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 can be had for $11.95 plus shipping from the Murania Press site as soon as they are available.
The cost of a one-year, four-issue subscription is $40, which represents a considerable savings.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





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

Fanzine Follies of 2013; or, The New Issue of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
Early Praise For THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part One

Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off
Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 245: Jeff Diescher returns - New!
Jeff Diescher returns to the Book Cave to share his latest book. Watch out for all the flying tangents.

Episode 244: Aaron Smith
Episode 243: Rants and Ramblings
Episode 242: Tim Byrd
Episode 241: Weird Worlds of Joel Jenkins
Episode 240: Bill Cunningham
Episode 239: Andrez Bergman
Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Panel Fest Episode 28: PulpFest 2013 Hero Pulp Premiums
Panel Fest Episode 27: PulpFest 2013 Yellow Peril
Panel Fest Episode 26: PulpFest 2013 Jim Beard
Panel Fest Episode 25: PulpFest 2013 Will Murray
Panel Fest Episode 24: PulpFest 2013 Walter Baumhofer

Panel Fest Episode 23: PulpFest2013 Heroes of 1933
Panel Fest Episode 22: PulpFest 2013 Doc Savage Panel
Panel Fest Episode 21: PulpFest 2013 Eckert and Small Readings
Panel Fest Episode 20: PulpFest 2013 Van Allen Plexico
Panel Fest Episode 19: PulpFest 2013 William Patrick Maynard
Panel Fest Episode 18: PulpFest 2013 Interviews
Panel Fest Episode 17: PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
Panel Fest Episode 16 - PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai
 

The Bronze Gazette #67 (July 2013)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"Doc Comics - One Man's Opinion" by Matthew Hood
"Character Gallery" by Ron Wilber [Art Portfolio featuring Doc Savage and his faithful aids]
News Update
Front Cover:
Rich Buckler
Back Cover: Doc Con 2013
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Adam & Andy Kubert, Jack Binder, John Buscema, Darryl Banks and Ron Wilber

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #68, 69, 70.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas
For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

Send orders and back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications


Classic Heroes: ZORRO - THE DAILIES VOLUME 2  "THE SECOND YEAR"
Written by Don McGregor with art by Thomas Yeates

We're delighted to announce fantastic news: the final second year of "ZORRO - The Dailies" in now available for the first time ever!
Limited Edition in Hardcover - only 50 copies available !
Price: $ 59.95
 
This collectors edition compiles the final second year of the classic Zorro newspaper strips into one volume.
 Written by renowned comic book author Don McGregor and highly illustrated by artist Thomas Yeates.
 
The complete second year from April 10, 2000 - April 15, 2001 on 230 pages!
 
As some of you know, Classic Heroes is a small publishing house located in Germany.
With generous permission of Zorro Productions we are now able to release "The Dailies" in a limited edition in english speak.
 
Please send your order to info@zorro-edition.de
 
Please note: The book starts shipping September 20, 2013



Clive Cussler: The Mayan Secrets (A Fargo Adventure) - Arriving in book stores September 3!
By Clive Cussler & Thomas Perry

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them—as the Fargos are about to find out.

Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book—and Sam and Remi may just be among them.


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399162496
ISBN-13: 978-0399162497

$27.95

CONAN RED NAILS: ORIGINAL ART ARCHIVES HC - Arriving in comic shops September 4!
(Writers) Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas (Art/Cover) Barry Windsor Smith

Forty years after its initial release, Genesis West brings you once again the classic 59-page Conan tale "Red Nails," as adapted by Roy Thomas and Barry (Windsor) Smith.
Scanned in color and presented at the size of the original art, this oversize hardbound edition faithfully captures the appearance of the actual pages as drawn in 1973.
The book will be filled out with interviews, commentaries, and biographies.


Hardcover, 14x19, 136 pages, Full Color, $150.00





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

Paul Cain. Norbert Davis. Steve Fisher. Theodore Tinsley. Available today in BLACK MASK eBooks! - New!
BONDIANA: For Bond Lovers Only & The Authorized Biography of 007 - New!
Poster Gallery: HOPALONG CASSIDY - New!
Forgotten Books: CONAN AND THE EMERALD LOTUS by John C. Hocking (1995)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1934)
BASIL WOLVERTON Comic Gallery: Weird Tales of the Future (1952-53)
Overlooked Films: PERRY MASON solves The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
Paperback Gallery: THE SHADOW (Bantam 1969)
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER Painted Covers (1952)
Conan of Pastichia (Robert Jordan style)
Forgotten SPICY DETECTIVE Stories: Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective in "Veiled Lady"
WORDSLINGERS: An Epitaph for the Western by Will Murray
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 13, 14 & 15 (1934)



Doc Con 2013
October 18, 19, and 20, 2013


The Gathering begins at 6:00 PM on Friday 10-18-12 as Doc Con 16 dusts off and reintroduces the "Doc Savage Suite". Saturday's convention begins at 9:00 AM in the Convention room and concludes at 5:00 PM when "Doc After Dark" begins and it is back to the Doc Savage Suite for discussions into the wee hours of the morning. Finally, things conclude with breakfast on Sunday. Guest will be shuttled to and from the airport as needed.

Comfort Suites
9824 W. Camelback Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85395

Registration is $25 and includes lunch.

Special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.

Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.

It is our intention to bring together the biggest Doc Savage fans in the country.

Many of us know each other by email...now it is time to meet each other in person.

Join us and see old friends and make new one!

If you are a Doc Savage fan, Then Doc Con XVI is for you!


Edgar Rice Burroughs Centennial Celebration - Now available!

Disk 1 of The Edgar Rice Burroughs Centennial Celebration, in honor of the 100 year anniversary of Tarzan and John Carter, with special guests Jane Goodall of the Jane Goodall Institute, and Jim Morris, Producer of Disneys John Carter.

This disk includes the gala Centennial Banquet with Host Bob Zeuschner and includes a special video greeting from George T. Mcwhorter, documentary video clips celebrating Edgar Rice Burroughs, the 100 year journey of John Carter of Mars from the pen of Edgar Rice Burroughs to the screen, the movie Tarzans, plus speeches by Dr. Jane Goodall and Jim Morris.
This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.


Disk 2 of The Edgar Rice Burroughs Centennial Celebration, in honor of the 100 year anniversary of Tarzan and John Carter.

This disk contains The Tarzan Yell Competition, Special Appearance by Jane Goodall, John Burroughs Remembers ERB, Jim Sullos Presentation, plus Huckster Room Interviews with Robin Maxwell, the Back To Barsoom Group, and Steve Hurley with his Barsoomian Flyer.


Directors: James A. Sullos
Producers: Michael Sellers, Jim Sullos, Cathy Wilbanks
Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc
Run Time: 200 minutes

$35.00

Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics - Coming Saturday, August 31!

Join us this Saturday, August 31, 2013, for the online debut of PELLUCIDAR™ -- exciting all new adventures at the Earth's Core by Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle!
 
Also Featuring the All New Weekly Comic Strips:
 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN™ by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg
 CARSON OF VENUS™ by Martin Powell, Thomas Floyd, and Diana Leto
 THE ETERNAL SAVAGE™ by Martin Powell and Steven E Gordon
 THE WAR CHIEF™ by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko
 THE CAVE GIRL™ by Martin Powell and Diana Leto – An all new Romantic Adventure Every Other Week
 
Even more all new comic strips to come!
Plus, log on now to read the first four episodes of each strip for FREE! Then, after you're hooked, be sure to SUBSCRIBE for ONE LOW PRICE of only $1.99 PER MONTH!!

 


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
View 4 Free Sample Strips of each of our All New Comic Strips Series!

View 4 Free Sample Strips of each of our All New Comic Strips Series - written and drawn by well known artists/writers.
All New Strips are created just for this site, added to weekly, and available when you subscribe for only $1.99/month.
 



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
  
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Sleuth of the Air Waves" by Emile C. Tepperman from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, January, 1942
Rod Mallory, the Air Wave Detective, pulled his most sensational radio scoop. For, in full sound of millions of listeners, he was announcing the report of the gun that would end his own life.
"Bad Medicine" by Russell Hays from SHORT STORIES, June 10, 1935
Featuring: Billy Two-Fox
Billy Two-Fox Unwittingly Aids the Law While Trying to Escape From it.
"Murder on Wheels" by Leo Hoban from EXCITING DETECTIVE, March, 1941

Detective Ruppert Did All His Sleuthing in His Armchair - But It Took More Than That to Send a Killer to the Hot Seat!




  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

In Writings
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Dublin Mystery
- New this week!
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


Fu-Manchu: The Trail of Fu-Manchu - Arriving in book stores September 3!

The seventh book of the complete, fully authorized series written by the creator of Fu-Manchu, the acclaimed Sax Rohmer. Following the events of The Bride of Fu-Manchu, it is considered one of Rohmer's finest.

Fu-Manchu is trapped, cornered in London and cut-off from his resources, including the elixir vitae that grants him eternal life. But under the Thames, the devil doctor practices the dark art of sorcery, and it will be up to Nayland Smith and Scotland Yard to stop him. But Fu-Manchu may possess the key to victory, when he kidnaps Dr. Petrie's wife, Fleurette!


Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 0857686097
ISBN-13: 978-0857686091
$9.95



The Golden Age - Now online!

Wally Wood, Flash Gordon from The Phantom #18, September/1966 - New!
Wally Wood, Unearthly Spectaculars #2, December/1966 - New!
Wally Wood, Dr. Fu Manchu, 1951
ERB-dom Part 8, #41-#45
ERB-dom Part 7, #36-#40

ERB-dom, Part 6, #31-#35

ERB-dom Part 5, #26-#30


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  September 14, 2013!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan (WestVillage)

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #4 - Now available!
(A) Michael Johnson & Various

Featured Articles for this issue include: "The Swinging Sixties Art of Michael Johnson", "The Magical Art of Chris McEwan", "The Cutaway World of Leslie Ashwell Wood" and "The Creepy Cover Art of Pan Horror Stories." Illustrators Quarterly builds into an essential library of the finest illustrators published in the UK and Europe; the first publication to devote itself to the story of European illustration. It guides you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the leading auuthorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, SRP: $24.99


May not be available in comic shops until late October!


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!
 
 
 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' THE FOX

On December 15, 1927, William Edward Hickman entered a junior high school in Los Angeles and requested that Marion Parker, a twin, be allowed to accompany him to her sick father, Judge Perry Parker. When the school refused, Hickman stated that they should call the Judge for confirmation. Believing that Hickman was telling the truth, they allowed Marion to leave school with him.
The next day, Hickman sent the first of three ransom notes, demanding $1,500 in $20 gold certificates in exchange for Marion. When the ransom was delivered, Marion was in the automobile driven by Hickman. Down the block, the girl was pushed out of the car. It was then discovered that she had been murdered and her arms and legs had been completely severed from the body and were missing as were her internal organs.

Hickman, then dubbed the “Fox”, was soon captured out of state after spending some of the ransom money. He was returned to Los Angeles where he stood trial.

Edgar Rice Burroughs covered the trial as a reporter. This book contains facsimile copies of the articles as well as transcribed texts of the articles.

16.78 x 11.94 inches
$15.00

   SCIENCE WONDER STORIES, May 1930
THE CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD by Laurence Manning and Fletcher Pratt is the featured story in this issue.


Contents:
 GULF STREAM GOLD by Ed Earl Repp
THE INFINITE BRAIN by John C. Campbell
THE DAY OF THE BEAST by D. D. Sharp
THE CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD by Laurence Manning and Fletcher Pratt
THE EVENING STAR (Part 2) by Dr. David H. Keller
THE HORRIBLE TRANSFORMATION by J. Stallworth Daniels

8.5 x 11 inch, 100 pages. $15.00.

 
THE BEST OF SALLY THE SLEUTH

Sally the Sleuth originally appeared in Spicy Detective Stories as a 2-page comic, beginning in November 1934.

Later, the strip was expanded into 4-page stories. Thirty-six of her adventures are compiled in this 90-page collection.

 
 
THE BEST OF DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE

Included in most issues of "Hollywood Detective" pulp magazine was an eight-page Dan Turner comic.
Eleven of those comics are reprinted in this "Best of" trade paperback (comic book sized pages).

 

 

   




KORAK, SON OF TARZAN VOLUME 2 HC - Arriving in comic shops September 4!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Russ Manning (Art)

Stepping out from Tarzan's shadow and with all of Africa his to explore, Korak--"the killer"--and his chimpanzee sidekick Pahkut make new friends and enemies, embark on daring rescues, and fight dinosaurs, crocodile men, subterranean raiders, and even aliens! The thrilling conclusion! Collects Korak, Son of Tarzan #7 thru #11 and #21 from Gold Key! Foreword by Stephen R. Bissette!

192 pages, $49.99, in stores on September 4.





LORDS OF MARS #2 - Arriving in comic shops September 4!
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers: Alex Ross
& Fritz Casas
 
Lord Greystoke and Jane find themselves transported to Mars, where they learn of a terrible tyrant named John Carter who has enslaved the dying planet.  The Ape-Man's newfound "friends" are putting on an elaborate deception, but to what end?  John Carter, meanwhile, deals with the sinister machinations of a strange new cult… devoted to none other than him!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART NINE –  WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE by Walker Martin - New!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann
Movie Review: THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU (1967)  
WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2013 REPORT by Walker Martin 
Dan Stumpf on WALTER PIDGEON, Bulldog Drummond & Nick Carter.
A Western Fiction Review: J. ALLAN DUNN – The Girl of Ghost Mountain
Pulp Fiction Review: FREDERICK NEBEL – East of Singapore


The New Pulp Heroes - New pulp blog now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By  sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Mr. Minus - New!
Night Star - New!
The Masked Avenger - New!
The Imposter
Merkabah Rider
The Hooded Hunter
The Royal Occulist
The Fox



PS Publishing - Arriving in comic shops September 4!
ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: CAPTAIN VIDEO VOLUME 1 HC
Roy Thomas, James Heath Lantz

Maybe they did have only Army surplus uniforms with lightning bolts sewn on but, by golly, these guys were boldly going on television sets across America long before Captain Kirk and his merry band of star-trekkers. Legendary comic house Fawcett put out six wonderful issues of Captain Video, here's the full run of the comics, lovingly restored to a vibrant four-color life by your chums at PSA!

Collects issues #1-6, February to December 1951.
Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99




Pulp Adventurecon 2013
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca.  There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks.  There are also several new publications that are reviving both the heroes and tradition of pulp fiction.

Pulp magazines were an inexpensive form of entertainment in the days before the internet, cell phones, and even television.  They first appeared with Argosy in 1897, flourished in the 1930s, and ultimately died or reinvented themselves in the 1950s.  Characters like The Shadow, Tarzan, and Zorro prospered in the pulps, while authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Ray Bradbury actually started their careers in these rough old magazines.

Vendors and guests will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ. The show runs from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is $5.00.
For more information, www.boldventurepress.com or boldventurepress@aol.com.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Marooned Under the Sea by Paul Ernst - New!
Pulpfest 2011 – Walter B. Gibson and the Shadow
- New!
Pulpfest 2011 – Steampunk in Dime Novels and Pulp Magazines - New!
Pulpfest 2011 – 2011 Munsey Award Presentation - New!
Under the Pyramids by H.P. Lovecraft with Harry Houdini
Granddaughters of the Pulps
The Last Evolution by John W. Campbell

Wild American Pulp Artists
Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard
Pulpfest 2011 – The Shadow on Radio
Richard B. Riddick, Modern Day Pulp Hero

Pulp Den - Now online!

Featured Author On NTD - New!
The Pulpster #22 - New!
The Bronze Gazette #67
Cries of The Lost
Rod Marsden Guest Blog
The Harvey Hotel


         Pulp Den  

PULP FICTION: NOT the Movie
The Wonderful Tales of Theodore Roscoe

September 16 at 10:30 AM


The Ormond Memorial Art Museum



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

Black Mask - recent reprints - New!
Origin stories: Hashknife Hartley by W.C. Tuttle - New!
Altus Press have just released a bunch of ebooks
Altus Press' first release of James B. Hendryx's Black John books
Pulp magazine statistics from a publisher
Magazine recirculation - life after the newsstand
S.B.H. Hurst - Sailor, Traveller and Writer


THE PULPSTER #22 - Now available!
The Pulpster returns to PulpFest 2013 with number 22, its biggest issue yet.
Just like PulpFest, The Pulpster is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the pulp hero boom of 1933,
the 90th anniversary of Weird Tales and the 100th anniversary of Fu Manchu.


Featured in the 2013 issue:
  • Michael Chomko on the heroes of 1933.
  • Will Murray on 1933 was a hero pulp boom year, and on writing "Skull Island."
  • William Preston on writing his "Old Man" stories.
  • Tom Johnson on a precursor to the pulp hero boom.
  • William Patrick Maynard on writing new Fu Manchu adventures.
  • Nathan Vernon Madison on "yellow peril" fiction.
  • George Vanderburgh on more artifacts from the Arkham House archives.
  • Laurie Powers on Street & Smith editor Daisy Bacon.
  • Vella Munn on the short life of her fictioneer grandfather, Homer Eon Flint.
  • Monte Herridge on Richard B. Sale's crime reporter Daffy Dill.
  • John Locke on a "Weird Tales" issue that sent a murderer to the chair.
  • Tony Davis on this year's Final Chapters.
Get your copy of THE PULPSTER!



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #32
The Green Lama #3 Audiobook
The Man Who Wasn't There & Death's Head Face

by Kendell Foster Crossen writing as Richard Foster
Read by James C. Lewis. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back. Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, The Green Lama was the creation of writer Kendell Foster Crossen, who was asked to think up a hero who could lure mystery-minded readers away from The Shadow’s loyal legion of followers.
 
“The basis for the Green Lama came after I’d read a non-fiction book review in the New York Times about an American who really became a lama,” Crossen once recalled. “The book was titled, The Penthouse of the Gods.” That individual was Theos “the White Lama” Bernard.


Returning to the States, young Jethro Dumont assumed an alternative identity of the Buddhist cleric, the Reverend Dr. Charles Pali, then began gathering about him a band of civic-minded citizens to join him in his Buddhistic battle against suffering in all forms—particularly those caused by criminals. And aiding him from the shadows, the mysterious Magga, a woman of many faces who has taken an interest in guiding The Green Lama’s campaign against malefactors.

One of the fascinating and delightful things about Ken Crossen’s Green Lama stories is the parade of supporting characters popping in and out of the action during the course of the series. In our first selection, The Man Who Wasn’t There, two of these announce their intention to marry. In the second story, Death’s Head Face, they do wed, thereby paving the way for a resourceful new couple to work in service to The Green Lama.
 
And so, bid farewell to Gary Brown and Evangl Stewart, and say hello to Broadway-bound actors, Ken Clayton and Jean Farrell. You’ll be hearing more about these latter two in upcoming audiobooks.
 
Otherwise these exciting stories tell the linked tale of The Green Lama’s confrontation with James Nord, the Man with the Death's Head Face. He's the only villain the Lama tackled twice. They first encounter one another aboard the S. S. Cathay, as Jethro Dumont returns from his previous adventures in Hollywood, while Nord is operating a smuggling ring. Back in New York for the sequel, Dumont begins the search for The Murder Corporation’s skull-faced chief executioner.
 
James C. Lewis again essays the triple role of Jethro Dumont and his emerald-clad aliases, Reverend Dr. Pali and The Green Lama....Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama Knows! 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Spider #76: The Spider and the Pain Master
Read this vivid saga of crime-fighting and put yourself in Richard Wentworth's place! Feel the keen sense of danger, the thrill of battle both wily and furious as you pit yourself against Red Feather while he holds New York in his crushing grip of terror... Red Feather, the monster who launched the Torture Trust — a scheme to make millions of dollars out of pain! 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. $2.99, Save $1.00.
 
Operator 5 #36: The Bloody Frontiers
Helpless America had been hurled back into the abysmal dawn of history, by those guerilla bands of the Purple Emperor, which had been loosed in fury and hate to put civilization to fire and sword. Across the Hudson, slaying as they came, advanced the Gothic hordes which would sack the nation’s great metropolis. And only Operator 5, racing against time and fate, could hope to challenge this new, grim menace which threatened the entire world with primitive darkness! 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. $2.99, Save $1.00.
 
Captain Combat #2: Red Wings for the Blood Battalion
The skies are filled with the birds of war, and the echoing cries of the vanished dead. And it is here Bill Combat makes his fight against a power whose creed is Hatred! A Yankee flier in Europe’s bloody skies, he lends his skill and his courage that freedom may not perish beneath the heel of tyranny — that the brave might be forced to salute no flag except their own! Fly the skies of early World War II with Captain Bill Combat — the war ace who fought across Europe through the smoke of human liberties as it vanished from the earth. Fearlessly he battled the minions of the Nazi war machine. The Nazi evil had murdered his mother and uncle, and he vowed vengeance. It was a rousing call to America, which had not yet entered the war. But it was a call that only lasted for three issues of Captain Combat magazine: April, June and August of 1940. Captain Combat was a symbol created by author Barry Barton to do and say the things that America couldn't officially say in those perilous times. Read along as blue skies turn red above, as green pastures become the barren homes of the dead. Today it stands as a rare glimpse of what fear fanned across America in the days when war was an ominous threat upon a bloody horizon. Captain Combat returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99, Save $1.00.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: Ray Cummings
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Ray Cummings, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99, Save $1.00.


99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "From What Black Pit" by Richard C. Huzarski
The pale bodies of virgins were yet more pallid when the woman in rusty black stole away from their bed-sides. In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Gift of Cain" by Joel Stephens
The possessor may kill with impunity — but at a price no man can afford to pay! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "The Devil's Dowry" by Ben Judson
What fearful power was it that brought Judie Anthony's death on the eve of her wedding day? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #13: "Beware A Pretty Feudist"
Nona had her own gay life to live and couldn’t spare time from her lover’s arms — to look after her wild young sister. A story of new love and ancient hatred in the grandeur of San Gabriel Canyon. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.






Ramble House - Now available!

WHEN THE BATMAN THIRSTS and Other Stories
The Weird Tales of Frederich C. Davis, introduced by John Pelan
 
The subtitle says it all -- these are weird tales indeed. Back when the nation was in the doldrums of the Great Depression, in the mid-1930s, these eight stories were published in Terror Tales and Dime Mystery Magazine, two of the edgiest of the pulp magazines. As John says in his introduction, Davis' later work in the mystery genre was, compared to the raw tension of these tales, "tame". I think the titles of the stories will give you an idea of what you are in for with Frederick C. Davis.

Contents
    When the Bat Man Thirsts
    The Vat of Doom
    Goddess of Evil Revelry
    The Smiling Killer
    Mistress of Satan's Hounds
    I Married a Madman
    Daughter of the Snake
    Nameless Brides of Forbidden City

 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
  $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

It could be a week or more before the book is listed at Amazon (maybe two weeks for the hardcover) so I ask you to do what I always recommend:
e-mail me and tell me your address and what books you'd like.
 I'll e-mail you back, give you a discount, especially if you order several books, and you'll get the books as soon as possible.
I take PayPal to fender@ramblehouse.com or a check to Fender Tucker, 10329 Sheephead Drive, Vancleave MS 39565.



The Shadow - Fox Picks up Sam Raimi’s THE SHADOW; David Slade to Possibly Direct!

Sam Raimi is handing off the director’s chair of his film The Shadow to David Slade. According to Latino Review, five years ago, Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, the Spider-Man series) purchased the rights to the film version of the popular 1940′s radio show and pulp novels, only to really do nothing with them. Sony, who had the rights to the film, has apparently now given up on the project and sold it to Fox for one million dollars. Along with that change it would appear that 30 Days of Night director David Slade, who’s currently also working on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, will get the reigns with Raimi set to produce.
 

The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Dark Nights Continues!

The Shadow Fan returns for his 46th episode! This week Barry takes a look at a classic novel ("The Crystal Buddha" from January 1, 1938) and the newest issue of The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights! It's an action-packed episode, made all the more so by the announcement of just who will be appearing on our landmark 50th episode in a few weeks! That's right - at the end of the episode, you'll find out if your guesses have been correct.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, this is the podcast for you!


 
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Shadowed Millions - New!
Murder Trail - New!
Death Ship
Death's Bright Finger
Alibi Trail
Crime Caravan
A Quarter of Eight
The Strange Disappearance of Joe Cardona
Green Eyes
The Spy Ring

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #5 Arriving in comic shops September 4!
Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, and Howard Chaykin.

The Shadow pursues his crusade against crime, and Margo Lane struggles to fit into Lamont Cranston’s mysterious world.  Meanwhile, Big Gun Massaretti’s senseless gang war disrupts the mobs of New York, prompting a daring heist that draws the Master of Men like a moth to flame.  And finally, an intrepid reporter relentlessly pursues The Shadow’s secrets, closing in!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




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.

Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-The Thrill Book
- New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-The Cockcroft Indices - New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Oriental Stories & The Magic Carpet Magazine - New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 6
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 5 
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 4 
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 3 
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 2
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 1
Richard Matheson and Hell House
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 4
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 3

Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE MIND MASTER  by Tom Johnson

New York has a new hero. In a contemporary setting, thieves knock over an art gallery, stealing famous and valuable paintings, and at the same time hit a museum displaying a necklace once belonging to Queen Bathsheba given to her by King Solomon, its value beyond price. From the chaos rises a new hero, His aides are Rocky, an ex heavyweight boxer with ham-like fist, and Korean Jae Lee, master of martial arts. Both can kill with their hands when necessary. Kay Shannon, a beautiful singer is brought into the group, whose weapon is her beauty. The Mind Master has the deadliest weapon of all, his mind. Wearing all black, except for a red scarf around his neck, with a fedora perched above his eyes he remains in the background as his agents seek the perpetrators.




WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #29  
Arriving in comic shops September 4!
Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by  Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves

War with the Machine Men! While Dejah Thoris recovers from an encounter with a figure from her past, Helium’s united Red Army launches thousands of ships to stop the accursed Machine Men march against Barsoom!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99










23 August 2013

Adventure House - Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 08/43
 
"The Red Bishop Murders" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom Detective takes the trail of an infamous masked menace
who directs an evil crew dedicated to destruction of America's
bastions of war production!"

"Murder Jitters" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"Daffy's Dead Duck" by C.S. Montanye

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 96 pages, $14.95
Jungle Stories - 08/31

"Sangroo the Sun-God" by J. Irving Crump
"The Caco Trailby" W.J. Stamper
"The Treasure of Sunara" by Ardern Beaman
"The Monkey Wrench" by Bertram W. Williams
"Johnny Doyle's Fetish" by Capt. F.A.M. Webster
"A Creeping Terror" by Douglas Dold
"The Seventh Bullet" by Murray Leinster
"Red Water" by B.W. Watkin
"The Lagoon of the Condorby" by P.H. Llewellyn
"The Man Who Went Black" by Will T. Jenkins
"Slavery" by L.P. Holmes
 First Issue - Clayton

Cover Artist: Domingo F. Periconi

7x10, 160 pages, $14.95
Detective Novels Magazine - 04/38

"The League of Specters" by Barry Perowne
"A criminal organization, controlled by an evil eight, pits itself against blackmailers—while mystery shrouds a grim succession of baffling  sudden deaths!"

"Death From Damascus" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
"The celluloid burglar stamps his trade-mark on an unpatented murder case!  A knife with wings takes deadly toll—and the stake is a priceless dagger!"

"No Cause For Alarm" by John L. Benton
"Million-Dollar Crime" by Robert Wallace

7x10, 128 pages
, $14.95







Adventure House - Coming soon!

Coming in September!

The Phantom Detective - 05/36

"The Death Skull Murders" by Robert Wallace
"One by one, the millionaire members of the Five Days Club cringe from the onslaught of Death's Scythe—held in the hands of a masked fiend who defies the Phantom himself."
 
"Escape To Death" by Leo Hoban
"Red-Hot Snatch" by H.K. Miller
"Squeeze Play" by John L. Chambliss
"The Rag-Tag Girl" by Norbert Davis

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

Gun Molls Magazine - 02/32

"Not the Up and Up" by Anatole Feldman
  "Fat Joe took the rap but in stir a man can think a lot about revenge."

"The Madame Blow Hot" by Perry Paul
"Santa Claus From Stir" by Erle Stanley Gardner
"A Rattler for Salina" by J. Lane Linklater
"What Price Gloria" by Robert Sproule [Part III]
"The Make and the Take" by Stuart Palmer
"Blue Steel" by Carlos Martinez
"And One for McCarthy" by Geoffrey North

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: C. Dameron

Underworld Magazine - 07/31
 
"Public Enemy No. 1" by William H. Stueber
"Tony Montrelli was ambitious.  he was shooting for the high-spot, and made it.
But, he paid the price."
 
"The Channon From Chi" by Harry Alden
"The Devil's Scoop" by Geoffrey North
"Tiger Trade-Mark" by George A. McDonald
"Rented Murder" by N. Wooten Poge
"Traps For Two" by James Howard Leveque
"Three-Way Split" by Argen X. Pangborn
"Flowers of Death" by Carlos Martinez
 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95








Coming in October!

The Phantom Detective - 08/36

"Specter of Death" by Robert Wallace
"Crimson poppies of doom mark the lurid trail of a dread chameleon of crime!  Follow the Phantom of his pursuit of this sinister figure whose grim deeds are shrouded in mystery."
 
"Dollars of Death" by Ernest Brent
"Two-Way Coffin"  by Bernard Breslauer
"Murder—Eastbound" by Richard B. Sale

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Fight Stories - 12/31
Featuring Robert E. Howard
 
"Circus Fists" by Robert E. Howard
"Flattening jobbies in a circus side-show!  Boy, what a life for Sailor Steve Costigan."
 
"Call of the Ring" by Pete Martin
"Bootleg Fight" by Eddie Anderson
"A Foul in Papeete" by Edmund A. DuPerrier
 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95 
Cover Artist: Gerard C. Delano

The Lone Eagle - 12/36

"Drome of the Damned" by Lt. Scott Morgan
"With death at the controls, the Lone Eagle roars through enemy air to pit himself against a vicious spy ring of hooded men who are pledge to hurl the atllied cause into chaos."
 
"Poker Face" by Darrell Jordan
"Sky Party" by George Bruce
"Wings of Youth" by Hugh James
"Fledgling" by Robert Sidney Bowen

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95 
Cover Artist: Eugene Frandzen







Coming in November!


The Phantom Detective - Spring/50

"The Happyland Murders" by Robert Wallace
"Whenever the "Jinx" appears, a deadly accident is bound to follow—and it's up to the Phantom to learn why when a murder wave engulfs an amusement park!"
 
"The Required Corpse" by Norman Daniels
"If I Go In A Hearse" by Carroll John Daly
"The Overheard Murder" by Richard Brister
"What the Binoculars Saw" by Ray Cummings
"Murder By Batoque" by Arthur J. Burks

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95











Adventure House - Coming soon!
Coming in September!
Coming in November!
Coming in January!
High Adventure #132
Robert Leslie Bellem

Stories taken from the pages of SUPER-DETECTIVE
written by Dan Turner's author, Robert Leslie Bellem.

 
7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

High Adventure #133
The Crimson Mask
 
"Five Clues to Murder" by Frank Johnson

 
7x10, 110 pages, $9.95

High Adventure #134
Dan Fowler - G-Man Double Issue
 
"The Looting of Las Verdes"
"Murders on Ice"

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski







Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Altus Press
Now available!

Adventures on Halfaday Creek (2013)

An all-new addition to the Halfaday Creek library, this is the first of four books comprised of all the uncollected Halfaday Creek stories which James B. Hendryx never included in his hardcovers.

Stories included:
"Black John Helps the Police" (Short Stories, Mar. 25, 1936)
"Black John Sells a Claim" (Short Stories, Jul 1950)   
"Corporal Downey: 'Suicide.' Black John: 'Maybe.'" (Short Stories,
Mar. 25, 1940)
"For Some Little Sacks of Gold" (Short Stories, Nov. 25, 1933)
"Foreclosure on Halfaday" (Short Stories, (Oct 1949)
"All or Nothing" (Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, Aug. 28, 1955)


Altus Press
Now available!

Skullduggery on Halfaday Creek (1946)

Readers of James B. Hendryx’s previous books will have no difficulty in remembering Halfaday Creek on the Alaskan-Canadian border, or Black John, the one-man police force who metes out justice to a variety of dubious characters. For those who are new to these tales of the Northwest, we need only say that Halfaday Creek is the home of a number of outlaws who find it convenient to have a border to step across when the law appears, and that Black John spends most of his time keeping the “crick” clear of swindlers, gold thieves, unwanted wives, and cardsharps.

In this story Black John evens up the score with a number of old enemies. On a trip “outside” to his boyhood home, he perpetrates a clever swindle on a too-zealous banker who once had caused trouble over his father’s mortgage; encounters his friend Cush’s third wife on the way to the “crick” to make trouble for her husband, and engineers the hanging of some high-grade ore thieves.

This is accomplished with Black John’s usual imperturbability and good humor, and the fact that he comes out a few thousand dollars ahead on each of the deals in no way lessens his moral stature.

Black John’s many fans will find him as resourceful and unpredictable as ever, and there is no slackening in the pace of life on Halfaday Creek.


Stories included:
"Black John Goes Outside" (Short Stories, Oct. 10, 1944)
"Cush's Third Wife" (Short Stories, Dec. 25, 1944)
"One Good Turn Deserves Another" (Short Stories, Aug. 10, 1939)
"Evil Companions" (Short Stories, Sep 25, 1939)
"Murder on Halfaday" (Short Stories, Nov. 10, 1939)
"Hanged by a Thread" (Short Stories, Apr. 25, 1943)
"All in the Day's Work" (Short Stories, Jan. 10, 1936)
"Reward–$1,000" (Short Stories, Aug. 25, 1940)



Altus Press
Now available!

As Black John, “the Law” on the Creek, is fond of saying, the interval between the crime and the hanging is hardly worth mentioning. This time, and with the sometime assistance of Corporal Downey, Black John deals competently with assorted skullduggery, and his many activities include—
    Solving a series of pay-roll robberies,
    Expertly swindling a swindler,
    Seeing to it that Lady Ainslee-Higginbotham’s fortune goes to the rightful heir, and not to a hospital for homeless mongooses in Rangoon.

Then, too, the population of the Creek, made up mostly of outlaws who have tired of ducking insistent invitations from the Yukon and the United States Police, has to be kept under control. Black John deals out justice to all with high accuracy, high speed, and high spirits.

Stories included:
"Finger Prints" (Short Stories, Mar. 25, 1946)
"Black John Advises" (Short Stories, Aug. 10, 1936)
"Black John Finds a Missing Heir" (Short Stories, Nov. 10, 1938)
"The Law Visits Halfaday Creek" (Argosy, May 21, 1938)
"Dead Man's Nugget" (Short Stories, Aug. 25, 1941)
"Thunder on Halfaday" (Short Stories, Jan 10, 1942)
"Black John Solves a Crime" (Short Stories, Nov. 25, 1943)
 
 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming very soon!
THE SHADOW Volume 76: "Death Ship" & "The Black Dragon"
The Knight of Darkness battles foreign threats to America in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, with his alter ego compromised, The Shadow rises from the deep Pacific to confront Japanese agents and retrieve the U.S. Navy's prototype Z-boat, a submersible "Death Ship" that could tip the balance in the future war. Then, at the height of World War II, The Shadow and distaff aide Myra Reldon combat the treacherous plots of "The Black Dragon" and his sinister secret society. BONUS: "The Man with The Shadow's Face!" This instant collector's item reprints Graves Gladney's and Modest Stein's first Shadow covers in color plus the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-122-6 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
THE AVENGER Volume 12: "The Wilder Curse," "Midnight Murder" and "To Kill a Dead Man"
The pulps' legendary "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Justice, Inc. must unmask a serial murderer before "The Wilder Curse" claims further innocent victims. Then, a deadly plane crash sets Dick Benson on the trail of the incredible0 new .. invention behind "Midnight Murder." PLUS "To Kill a Dead Man," the final Avenger thriller from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Lenosci and A. Leslie Ross, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-126-4  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE AVENGER VOLUME 12 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131507.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 18 JAMES BAMA EXPANDED EDITION SC
America's first superhero returns in two super-powered adventures by Lester Dent. First, Doc Savage battles scientifically-engineered giants in "The Monsters," the classic pulp thriller that inspired the Hugo Strange story in Batman #1. Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Crew discover that a metabolism-accelerating elixir is creating an army of super-powered criminals. Plus, a new 15-page interview with James Bama, the incredible artist who reinvented the Doc Savage for the modern age, exclusive to this expanded variant edition! Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 18 EXPANDED EDITION is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131508.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
THE SHADOW Volume 78: "The Circle of Death" and "The Sledge-Hammer Crimes" 
The Master of Darkness crushes murderous evil in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow enters "The Circle of Death" to uncover the strange secret behind a bizarre series of Time Square killings! Then, the murder of a museum curator by an ancient Mayan stone hammer is only the first of an inexplicable series of robberies. Can The Shadow unmask the hidden mastermind behind "The Sledge-Hammer Crimes" and end the deadly crime wave? This instant collector's item features both original color pulp covers by George Rozen, the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Tom Lovell and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-127-1 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 78 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131509.


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Asgard Press
These calendars will be available by the end of September!

Take a bite of tempting fruit with this rare collection of covers from the early days of pulp romance and ‘true love’ magazines. Campy, corny or captivating, the stories of unrequited love, forbidden lust, and innocent longing are colorfully portrayed on the covers of a broad range of pulp and ‘real life’ publications (the authors of which were almost always anonymous) from the early to mid 20th century, and show that despite the changing times, we all love to be in love.

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of classic pulp romance covers.
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing


Price: $21.95

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-50s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

Journey back to the early days of science fiction—to witness the evolution of a genre through these twelve colorful and fantastic cover reproductions, faithfully restored and printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This is a true 12-month calendar featuring images that are perforated to fit any 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar.

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing

Price: $21.95


Saddle up and ride on into the heart of American Mythology, to a time and place where frontier life was hard but much less complicated. Where courage, character, and honor were the badges worn by intrepid men and women, and good (almost) always triumphed over evil. Welcome to the wild world of Pulp Westerns. Giddyup!

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of classic western covers.
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing


Price: $21.95




Beb Books - Now available!
This week’s releases from Beb Books features the next four volumes of Secret Agent "X".

Secret Agent “X”
The Complete Stories and Features Edition

Not a replica! Tthe photocopies I have to work from aren’t that good.
These editions include all the stories, all the features and all the artwork in newly set, readable type.

Currently available are the first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” -
Printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper, stapled along the side and with a color cover. Approximately 100 pages for only $9.00 (plus postage.)

Secret Agent “X” #5 - Vol 2 #2  (June, 1934)
FOLLOW “X” INTO ACTION
CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (Secret Agent “X” novel) by Brant House
NO LIVING WITNESS by Emile C Tepperman
MURDER WHEEL by Norman A Daniels
BOOMERANG BULLETS by James A Goldthwaite
THE SECRET COUNCIL

Secret Agent “X” #6 - Vol. 2 #3 (August, 1934)
WHO IS “X”
HAND OF HORROR (Secret Agent “X” novel) by Brant House
FIEND'S MASQUERADE by Preston Grady
THE WHISPERING CORPSE by Richard B Sale
TONG TORTURE by Emile C Tepperman
THE SECRET COUNCIL

Secret Agent “X” #7 - Vol 3 #1 (September, 1934)
FRIENDS OF “X”
THE SECRET COUNCIL
THE MURDER MASTERPIECE by G T Fleming.Roberts
CONSIDINE LAUGHS by Emile C Tepperman
INK'S JINX by Anthony Clemens


Secret Agent “X” #8 - Vol 3 #2 (October, 1934)
“X” — SCOURGE OF THE UNKNOWN
THE SECRET COUNCIL
FIVE MINUTES TO DEATH by Emile C Tepperman
 SATAN'S THREE by Joe Archibald

And don’t forget the first four volumes!

Vol 1 No. 1 (Feb. 1934)
THE TORTURE TRUST (Secret Agent X novel) by Brant House
HIDDEN EVIDENCE by H. Ralph Goller
FANGED FURY (complete novelette) by Frederick C Davis
TRIGGER MORTIS by Martin C. Briggs
PUNISHMENT DEFERRED by James Donald
CLUES IN THE DARK by Norman A. Daniels
FEATURES:
MUSEUM OF MADNESS
COMBATING CRIME — EAST AND WEST
THE SECRET COUNCIL

Vol 1 No. 2 (Mar, 1934)
THE SPECTRAL STRANGLER (Secret Agent “X” Novel)by Brant House
THE SECRET COUNCIL
SATAN’S SCALPEL by Emile C. Tepperman
MASTER OF FEAR by Frank Gruber
TERROR TRAIN (Complete Novelet) by Richard B. Sale   

Vol 1 No. 3  (Apr, 1934)
THE DEATH-TORCH TERROR (Secret Agent “X” Novel) by Brant House
BLACK SMOKE (An Article) by Donald Lindsay
THE EYES OF DURGA (Complete Novelette) by Emile C. Tepperman
PAID IN BLOOD by Anthony Clemens
THE SECRET COUNCIL

Vol 2. No. 1 (May, 1934)
AMBASSADOR OF DOOM (Secret Agent “X” Novel) by Brant House
THE SECRET COUNCIL
STING OF THE SCORPION (Complete Novelette) by Richard B. Sale
TWO JUMPS AHEAD by John A. Saxon

90+ pages, plus color cover for $9.00 each.

Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










BEHOLD "THE NIGHT WIND" by Christopher Yates
Cover and interior illustrations by Mark Maddox

A fifth, original installment of the Night Wind saga
set immediately after the events in the fourth installment!

Now available!


INTERVIEW WITH "BEHOLD 'THE NIGHT WIND'" AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER YATES!

Bingham and Katherine Harvard are polite, New York society.  He is an Ivy League graduate, heir to his foster father’s fortune, and successor to the presidency of New York’s Centropolis Bank.  She is the daughter of a United States Senator, scion of the Maxwilton family, the political dynasty of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Husband and wife reside at the sprawling Long Island estate, Myquest. 

The Harvards’ elevated status in the social register is not high enough to avoid the clutch of crime.  Years ago Bing earned an alias, The Night Wind, in a bare-fisted brawl with the law in an all-sweeping revenge against false witnesses.  With five times the strength of an average man, Bingham prevailed.  Later, Lady Kate was a prisoner in her own home, but sprang man-traps of her own devising in a successful bid at freedom.  Using sleuthing skills attained as a New York City police detective was no small advantage during her plight.  Together they have resolved to take the battle to the villain instead of awaiting fate to drop yet another scoundrel on their doorstep.

Aided by the United States Secret Service, and their valet, Julius, the Harvards race headlong into chaos.  Dubbed the Dry Capital of the World and home of the Anti-Saloon League, the principal proponent of the successful drive for national prohibition, one would never guess that Westerville, Ohio could be described as chaotic.  But a half dozen suspected arsons hit speakeasies in nearby Columbus, drawing in organized crime from New York to protect their business…until they, too are hunted down like game animals.

Amidst this turmoil, United States Senator Warren G. Harding is conducting his campaign for President of the United States from the front porch of his home in Marion, Ohio.  His challenger for the Oval Office is the Governor of the State of Ohio. 

History is being made in central Ohio this fall season of 1920.  Will it be historically tragic or triumphant?

The ingredients for anarchy are in the bowl waiting to be stirred.

Be prepared to be blown away.  Behold, “The Night Wind!”


The first four installments of the Night Wind saga were written by the father of serial detective Nick Carter, Frederic Merrill Van Rensselaer Dey, and published by the man who introduced the “pulp” magazine to the world, Frank A. Munsey.  The Night Wind was a super-endowed character whose life-span in American popular culture ran from 1913 to the early 1920s.  

Bingham Harvard, alias the Night Wind, used his prodigious strength (roughly 5 times that of the average man) to rescue himself, friends and family from various plots of “frame-ups,” extortion and outright physical violence.  His exploits were serialized in Munsey’s fiction magazines The Cavalier and All-Story Weekly just a few months after the appearance of Tarzan in October 1912 and wrapping up just before the first appearance of Zorro on August 1919 by the same publisher.


Upon the close of a pulp magazine serial, the installments were bound and reissued in hardcover format. There were a total of four hardcover novels starring the Night Wind: Alias “The Night Wind,” The Return of the Night Wind, The Night Wind’s Promise, and The Lady of the Night Wind.  In 1923 the first novel was adapted for the silent screen and released with much popular appeal as Alias “The Night Wind.”

After almost 100 years out of print, Alias “The Night Wind” was re-released by Wildside Press in March 2007.  The Wildside Press edition of the sequel: The Return of the Night Wind was released in September 2007, and the third installment The Night Wind’s Promise hit bookstores in September 2008.  The fourth novel: The Lady of the Night Wind was released in April 2009. 

BEHOLD “THE NIGHT WIND” is a fifth, original installment of the Night Wind saga set immediately after the events in the fourth installment. 
BEHOLD “THE NIGHT WIND” was written under contract with Wildside Press, with cover and interior illustrations by Mark Maddox and a foreword by Win Scott Eckert



THE BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #2 (of 5) - Coming in November!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover)

Get ready for thrills and chills, Beetlemaniacs!  It’s a bad time to live in Colt City… The streets are his hunting ground. The citizens are his prey. He’s cruel and wild, like a wounded beast… He is Mudman! Only one man can stop this villain’s murder binge, but time is running out for the Black Beetle!

Plus, on a lighter note, the New Adventures of Little Black Beetle!
• Features a brand new back up feature Little Black Beetle!
• From the mind of Eisner Award–winning and New York Times best-selling creator Francesco Francavilla!


 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99,
On sale November 27

THE BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130026.



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
Coming August 27!

"The creation of the private eye in Black Mask magazine remains the most important development in the history of mystery fiction in America," explains Otto Penzler of MysteriousPress.com. In this video, Penzler takes us back to the 1920s, to the creation of the now-iconic Black Mask magazine, where mystery greats including Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Carroll John Daly got their start. With an atmosphere evoking that time and place, this video proves that the tough-guy detectives of the hard-boiled mysteries of the 1920s and '30s are not a thing of the past
 
Black Mask magazine, launched in 1920, built its reputation on fostering, and later inspiring, some of mystery’s most beloved hardboiled writers, including Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Carroll John Daly, Theodore A. Tinsley, and Paul Cain.  These tough, grim, but ultimately noble stories of private eyes and crooks represent an extremely powerful slice of American fiction. Mysteriouspress.com/Open Road Media is thrilled to announce that Black Mask stories will be available in digital format beginning August 27, 2013.



Jerry Tracy, Celebrity Reporter by Theodore A. Tinsley
Manhattan’s sharpest gossip columnist tangles with brawlers, triggermen, and dames
 
The most important people in the world come to Broadway—to eat in restaurants, dance in nightclubs, and die in rain-slicked back alleys. Whatever the big names are doing, Jerry Tracy hears about it—and tells the world in his infamous Daily Planet column. As quick with his typewriter as he is with a .45, Tracy can break a nose as easily as he breaks a news story. But beneath his hard exterior, this columnist has a kind heart, and a sense of justice that will make him do crazy things for a woman in trouble, or a friend with a murder rap hanging over his head.
 
Featuring every Jerry Tracy story ever published in Black Mask, this collection is an invaluable compendium of one of early noir’s most original heroes. Written in machine gun prose that would make Damon Runyon proud, these stories describe a man whose words are tough—and whose fists are even tougher.


You'll Always Remember Me by Steve Fisher
In military school, a teenager holds a secret that could save a young man from the gallows
 
Clark’s is the finest military institution on the West Coast, but pay them enough and they’ll take anybody. That’s how Martin Thorpe ended up there, a fourteen-year-old boy with a habit of getting thrown out of boarding schools. Too smart for his own good, Thorpe is currently obsessed with the trial of Tommy Smith—a young man who has just been sentenced to hang for murdering his father. Thorpe has been dating Tommy’s sister, was at the house the night of the murder, and may know something that could save Tommy’s life.
 
The detective investigating the case has questions for Thorpe. Why were Tommy and his father fighting that night? What did Thorpe hear the old man say before he was killed? And why does Thorpe have such a blood-stained permanent record? In this chilling Black Mask classic, nothing is more terrifying than what lurks at the back of the mind of Martin Thorpe.


Pigeon Blood by Paul Cain
A brilliant retired judge takes it upon himself to outwit a gang of thieves
 
A beautiful woman is driving down a lonely stretch of Long Island highway when the car beside her opens fire. The bullets shred her car but leave her unharmed, and she makes it back to Manhattan with her windshield broken but her skin intact. She is Mrs. Dale Hanan, estranged wife of a millionaire, whose gambling problem has gotten her in trouble with the wrong people. She is about to find out there are certain debts that can be paid only in blood.
 
No one can save her but Judge Druse, an ingenious scholar who uses his intellect to bring justice to those who escaped it while he was still sitting on the bench. When he meets Mrs. Hanan, she is drunk, and there is a dead man on the floor. Things can only get worse from here.


Red Goose by Norbert Davis

A painting has vanished from a museum, and it will take a tough guy to find it
 
Even before the fight, the three hoodlums look out of place in the museum. Their eyes are beady, their ears are cauliflowered, and one of them is missing a finger. When they start brawling, it draws the attention of every security guard in the place. Only when the fight is over do the guards realize the Red Goose has been stolen.
 
The museum hires Ben Shaley, a rough-and-tumble PI, to get it back, starting him down a deadly road with switchbacks at every turn. The museum may be high class, but Shaley’s trip starts at the bottom—and only gets bumpier from there.
 
Featuring an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch, this rocket sled of a story was one of Raymond Chandler’s favorites ever to be published in Black Mask.



e-book availablity: Amazon - Kindle, Barnes & Noble - Nook, Google, Kobo, itunes


Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media






Blogging Dan Barry’s Flash Gordon, Part Five - Now online!
“The Space Kids on Zoran” was Dan Barry’s first Flash Gordon storyline following the departure of Harvey Kurtzman from the strip. It was published by King Features Syndicate from April 21 to October 24, 1953. The storyline shows the influence of Captain Video and his Video Rangers, the seminal series that was to the first television generation what the Buster Crabbe Flash Gordon serials had been to their parents. As the storyline progresses, Barry incorporates another Biblical parable this time offering up a space age twist on the Christ story.

Read the rest at the links below.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder #38 - Summer 2013
Begins shipping the week after Labor Day!

This issue’s outstanding feature is a lengthy excerpt from Nathan Madison’s recently published book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960. In this richly detailed, extensively illustrated piece Nathan explores “Yellow Peril” fiction from the pulps. His exhaustive study complements Bill Maynard’s celebration of Fu Manchu’s centennial from our last issue.

Another book published earlier this year, Will Murray’s Skull Island, pitted Doc Savage against King Kong and aroused much interest not only among the Bronze Man’s fans in general but devotees of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe in particular. BnT contributor and Wold Newton adherent Rick Lai examines Skull Island and catalogs its deviations from the Universe in an unusually absorbing work of scholarship. In a separate piece Will responds to critics of his approach. Let it never be said that BnT refuses to present both sides of a story!

Will’s second contribution to BnT #38 is an 80th Anniversary hat-tip to the long-running hero pulp G-8 and His Battle Aces, adventures from which are now being offered in audiobook form by Radio Archives. He covers a hitherto overlooked attempt by Popular Publications editors to gauge reader interest in a proposed shift of emphasis for the magazine.

This summer marked another important anniversary in American pop culture: Superman debuted 75 years ago in the first issue of Action Comics. Mike Bifulco, author of The Original Superman on Television (a definitive guide now in its third edition), weighs in on the recent theatrical release Man of Steel and reflects on the enduring popularity of the TV series starring George Reeves.

This time around our “Tricks of the Trade” department boasts a particularly comprehensive installment by long-time pulp editor and science-fiction specialist Robert A. W. “Doc” Lowndes. Originally written for a 1949 writers’ magazine, this 6400-word treatise is perhaps the most informative piece of its type we’ve published to date. It provides the clearest look yet at how pulp editors appraised the manuscripts they received by the thousands every year.

BnT #38 also reprints two fascinating short stories culled from vintage pulp magazines. James B. Connelly’s “The Last Passenger,” from an early 1913 issue of The Popular Magazine, may well have been the first work of mass-market fiction inspired by the Titanic tragedy. “The Tenth Man,” from a 1922 issue of Adventure, is a taut tale of African intrigue by the unjustly forgotten Robert Simpson.

Subscriber copies will begin shipping shortly after Labor Day. To those of you who either aren’t BnT subscribers or have let your subscriptions lapse, remember that signing up for a year earns you a 20-percent discount on the recently published Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction. There’s a special page on the Murania Press website that allows you to do just that.

Individual copies of Blood ‘n’ Thunder #38 can be had for $11.95 plus shipping from the Murania Press site as soon as they are available.
The cost of a one-year, four-issue subscription is $40, which represents a considerable savings.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





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

Fanzine Follies of 2013; or, The New Issue of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER - New!
Early Praise For THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER GUIDE TO PULP FICTION - New!
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part One

Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off
Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!

Bomba The Jungle Boy: Volume 2 - Now available!

The final 6 films in the excitement-packed series! Johnny Sheffield (who portrayed Boy in the Weissmuller Tarzan movies) stars in jungle adventures inspired by the popular Bomba books.

Jungle thrills abound in the final 6 films of the series based on the popular adventure novels. Johnny Sheffield stars – and there could be none better for the Bomba role than the actor who played Boy in the Weissmuller Tarzans. In excitement-packed tales of gem smugglers, stampeding elephants, Bomba’s quest to learn about his parents and more, the Jungle Boy again shows he is an all-time matinee hero. Titles: African Treasure, Bomba and the Jungle Girl, Safari Drums, The Golden Idol, The Killer Leopard, Lord of the Jungle.

Running Time: 422 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 FULL FRAME|4 X 3 FULL FRAME|ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1|ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.85:1
Format: Made To Order DVD
Audio Format: DOLBY DIGITAL
Closed Captioned: No
Box Type: Amaray Case

Price: $29.95



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 244: Aaron Smith - New!
Aaron Smith drops by the Book Cave to share his Allan Quartermain book from Airship 27.

Episode 243: Rants and Ramblings
Episode 242: Tim Byrd
Episode 241: Weird Worlds of Joel Jenkins
Episode 240: Bill Cunningham
Episode 239: Andrez Bergman
Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Panel Fest Episode 28: PulpFest 2013 Hero Pulp Premiums
Panel Fest Episode 27: PulpFest 2013 Yellow Peril
Panel Fest Episode 26: PulpFest 2013 Jim Beard
Panel Fest Episode 25: PulpFest 2013 Will Murray
Panel Fest Episode 24: PulpFest 2013 Walter Baumhofer

Panel Fest Episode 23: PulpFest2013 Heroes of 1933
Panel Fest Episode 22: PulpFest 2013 Doc Savage Panel
Panel Fest Episode 21: PulpFest 2013 Eckert and Small Readings
Panel Fest Episode 20: PulpFest 2013 Van Allen Plexico
Panel Fest Episode 19: PulpFest 2013 William Patrick Maynard
Panel Fest Episode 18: PulpFest 2013 Interviews
Panel Fest Episode 17: PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
Panel Fest Episode 16 - PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai
 

The Bronze Gazette #67 (July 2013)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"Doc Comics - One Man's Opinion" by Matthew Hood
"Character Gallery" by Ron Wilber [Art Portfolio featuring Doc Savage and his faithful aids]
News Update
Front Cover:
Rich Buckler
Back Cover: Doc Con 2013
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Adam & Andy Kubert, Jack Binder, John Buscema, Darryl Banks and Ron Wilber

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #68, 69, 70.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas
For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

Send orders and back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #2 - Arriving in comic shops August 28!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

It's only been seventy-two hours since he appeared in the present, but three people have already tried to kill Captain Midnight! When faced with an FBI agent tasked with his capture, a fanboy pilot who knows his history, and the badass granddaughter of his lost love, the time-traveling hero must decide if he can trust these unlikely allies as he attempts to take on one of his oldest enemies!

32 pages, $2.99





CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #5  - Coming in November!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Stefani Rennee (Color), and Steve Rude (Cover)

As Agent Jones investigates the mysterious Black Sky, Captain Midnight's on the clock as a time bomb ticks down to destruction! Can our hero save the day before he's out of time?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on November 27.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130023.





CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 1 TP  - Coming in January!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Victor Ibanez (Art), Pere Perez (Art), Roger Robinson (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius . . . a superhero. Since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle and into the present day, Captain Midnight has been labeled a threat to homeland security. Can Captain Midnight survive in the modern world, with the US government on his heels and an old enemy out for revenge?!

Collects Captain Midnight #1-#3, Captain Midnight #0, and the Captain Midnight Free Comic Book Day story.

120 pages, $14.99, in stores on 
January 29.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130024.




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #22  - Coming in November!
Brian Wood (Writer), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

"The Song of Belit" brings Brian Wood's critically acclaimed epic adaptation of "Queen of the Black Coast" to a conclusion, as Conan and Bêlit
sail up the black waters of the river Death . . . and into the horror that awaits them!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on November 20.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #19 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130070.





CONAN VOLUME 15: THE NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS HC  - Coming in January!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Mirko Colak (Art), Andrea Mutti (Pencils), Pierluigi Baldassini (Inks), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit
find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the Barbarian can bear.

152 pages, $24.99, in stores on 
January 22.

CONAN VOLUME 15: THE NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130071.






CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #2  - Coming in November!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Ariel Olivetti (Art/Color/Cover)

Conan is on the run with his captive, Queen Yasmina -- but his desperate bid to seek refuge in the Himelian Mountains leads him into an ambush! Meanwhile, murderous magic is afoot as the wicked sorcerer Khemsa plots against the unsuspecting Cimmerian!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on November 27.



CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130072.




CONAN: THE PHANTOMS OF THE BLACK COAST TP  - Coming in January!
Victor Gischler (Writer), Attila Futaki (Art/Cover), and Jok (Color)

First time in print!

King Conan is haunted by the ghost of his first -- and some say greatest -- love. If he is to ever know peace again, he must put her spirit to rest. Who is the mysterious sorceress Conan enlists to aid him in his quest, even as she secretly plots against him? And can the barbarian survive the danger-filled journey across the never-ending ocean, back to the forbidding temple on the coast, where his lost love met her end?

Collects Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast #1-#5 (previously published in digital editions only).

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on January 29.


 
CONAN: THE PHANTOMS OF THE BLACK COAST is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130073.





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

Forgotten Books: CONAN AND THE EMERALD LOTUS by John C. Hocking (1995) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1934) - New!
BASIL WOLVERTON Comic Gallery: Weird Tales of the Future (1952-53) - New!
Overlooked Films: PERRY MASON solves The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) - New!
Paperback Gallery: THE SHADOW (Bantam 1969) - New!
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER Painted Covers (1952) - New!
Conan of Pastichia (Robert Jordan style) - New!
Forgotten SPICY DETECTIVE Stories: Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective in "Veiled Lady"
WORDSLINGERS: An Epitaph for the Western by Will Murray
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 13, 14 & 15 (1934)



Deepest, Darkest Eden - Now available!
New Tales of Hyperborea is a new fantasy anthology from Miskatonic River Press.
Editor Cody Goodfellow has assembled 17 stories (and two poems) set in the primordial world of Clark Ashton Smith‘s Hyperborea.
 
Eons before the advent of recorded history, the first humans emerged from the forest primeval to rise, feast and fall in a weird world of clever monsters and mindless gods, of high adventure and low sorcery... HYPERBOREA!

Return to the perfumed jungles and eerie, icy wastes of Clark Ashton Smith's perilous paradise with the most redoubtable proto-human guides a fistful of pazoors can buy.


Table of Contents:
Nick Mamatas – “Hostage”
Joe Pulver – “To Walk Night…Alone”
Darrell Schweitzer – “In Old Commoriom”
Ann K. Schwader - ”Yhoundeh Fades” (poem)
Cody Goodfellow - ”Coil Of The Ouroboros”
John R. Fultz - ”Daughter Of The Elk Goddess”
Brian R. Sammons - ”The Darkness Below”
Dieter Meier - ”The Conquest Of Rhizopium”
Lisa Morton - ”Zolamin And The Mad God”
Brian Stableford - ”The Lost Archetype”
Ran Cartwright - ”One Last Task For Athammaus”
Don Webb - ”The Beauties Of Polarion”
Robert M. Price - ”The Debt Owed Abhoth”
Marc Laidlaw - ”The Frigid Ilk Of Sarn Kathool”
Charles Schneider - ”The Return Of The Crystal”
John Shirley - ”Rodney LaSalle Has A Job Waiting in Commoriom”
Zak Jarvis - ”The Winter Of Atiradarinsept ”
Jesse Bullington - ”The Door From Earth”
Ann K. Schwader - ”Weird Of The White Sybil” (poem)


Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Miskatonic River Press, LLC
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches

List Price: $19.99

Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!





DOC SAVAGE "SILVER AGE VERSION" 1/6-SCALE FIGURE - Coming in late October/November!

From Go Hero X Executive Replicas! For the first time ever, Executive Replicas and Go Hero are proud to present the first ever Doc Savage 1/6-scale action figure. Now you can superamalgamate with a Silver Age-style head; a Kaustic Plastik Heroik Muscle Body KP02B that features over 40 points of articulation, extraordinarily lifelike muscle defintion, 4 posing hands, carefully painted skin texture; die-cast weapons including Jim Steranko's "Super Savage Machine Pistol," Silver Age-style raygun, and German Lugar; leather belt; leather holster; leather boots; socks; ripped shirt; jodhpurs; and stand. (STK616167) Scheduled to ship in October 2013.

RESOLICITATION from Previews Vol. XXIII #6 (JUN131924)
Figure    SRP: $150.00



DOC SAVAGE 'SILVER AGE VERSION" 1/6-SCALE FIGURE is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131977.


THIS IS A RESOLICITATION. PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED.




Edgar Rice Burroughs: A PRINCESS OF MARS
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael W. Kaluta
Coming in November!

Relive Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic adventure tale in this handsome representation featuring illustrations by Michael Kaluta.
A revered illustration powerhouse, Kaluta's unmistakable style presents John Carter's "Barsoom" experiences like you've never seen before.
A must have for Burroughs and Kaluta fans.


Harcover, Full Color, 240 pages, 6” x 9”, $17.99

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: A PRINCESS OF MARS is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130468.


THIS IS A RESOLICITATION. PREVIOUS ORDERS ARE CANCELLED.
 

Elmore Leonard, R.I.P.

Elmore Leonard passed away August 20 in Detroit following complications from a stroke. He was 87.
Leonard wrote more than 40 novels, dozens of short stories, and a couple of screenplays, among other works.
He was best known for his crime fiction and his Westerns.



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Death's Harlequin" from the May 01, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
  
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Red Over Yellow" by William L. Rohde from SHORT STORIES, June, 1949
Featuring: Mohawk Daniels
Mohawk Daniels could demonstrate that there was both a right and a wrong way to jump into trouble.
"The Crimson Clue" by Fred Walsh from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, January, 1941
Although Dan Otis was only a small-town sheriff, he used big-town tactics to snare a killer who thought he could get away with murder.
"Murder Magic" by Robert Wallace from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall (September), 1944
The Great Gadsden Famous Magician Is Suddenly Confronted by a Grim Murder Mystery Far More Baffling Than His Stage Tricks!



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

In Writings
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Theft at the English Provident Bank
- New this week!
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


The Golden Age - Now online!

Wally Wood, Dr. Fu Manchu, 1951- New!
ERB-dom Part 8, #41-#45
ERB-dom Part 7, #36-#40

ERB-dom, Part 6, #31-#35

ERB-dom Part 5, #26-#30

ERB-dom, Part 4, #21-#25

ERB-dom Pt 3, #16-#20
ERB-dom Pt 2, #11-#15

ERB-dom Pt 1, #1-#10


GREEN HORNET #5 - Arriving in comic shops August 28!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Frere
Cover: Paolo Rivera

Once one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the city, ex-publisher Britt Reid can't seem to put his life back together--but if he doesn't do it soon, the Green Hornet will pay the ultimate price!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





GREEN HORNET #8 - Coming in November!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Frere
Cover: Paolo Rivera


Even back then, chicks dug the car. But the Green Hornet's limousine, the Black Beauty, holds a deadly secret that can tear the Hornet's life to pieces!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 27

THE GREEN HORNET #8 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131091.
 



 
Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #4 (of 4) 
Coming in November!
(Writer/Artist) Howard Chaykin

The adventure that started in Howard Chaykin's ground-breaking tale of the new Buck Rogers comes to its exciting conclusion! Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to a new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force- the Chinese.  Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begin a new fight, to free the United States! You're in for the ride of your life with this wrap-up of Chaykin's story arc! Some of the cast won't make it, but you'll have to read the book to find out the thrill packed, surprising conclusion to this classic in the making!

7x10, 32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131211.





Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 2: 1943-1945 HC - Coming in November!
Writer: Lee Falk
Art: Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy
Cover: Ray Moore

The long anticipated second volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Wilson McCoy and Ray Moore continues! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the second book in the series. As with Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection.  Presented in Volume Two are eight storylines, including, "Castle in the Clouds" (October 18, 1942-April 18, 1943) to "The Strange Fisherman" (July 1-December 2 1945).

Hardcover, 10x13, 176 pages, Full Color, SRP: $60.00


THE PHANTOM COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131212.



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 1: 1936-1937 DELUXE HC - Coming in November!
Writer: Lee Falk
Art/Cover: Ray Moore

The first Volume of Hermes Press' critically acclaimed series of Phantom reprints has been sold out for over three years. Hermes Press has decided to re-issue this volume, with additional documentary material and revisions to make this ground breaking feature available again!  Spanning the first two years of the strips, The Phantom: The Complete Newspaper Dailies Volume One: 1936-1937 presents the origin of the Phantom as well as two additional continuities of the strip. Included in this deluxe reprint are comprehensive historic essays by comic historian Ron Goulart and Phantom expert, the late Ed Rhoades.

Hardcover, 9x12, 288 pages, Partial Color, SRP: $49.99


THE PHANTOM COMPLETE NEWSPAPER DAILIES VOLUME 1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131213.



H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME GN - Coming in November!
Writer: H. P. Lovecraft
Art/Cover: I. N. J. Culbard

In 1908, Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee experiences an unfortunate fainting spell. Five years later, he finally returns to his senses, but has no recollection of these lost years of his life. As he attempts to discover what happened during this time, he becomes increasingly tormented by vivid, disturbing dreams, dreams that will lead him on a journey through space and time to unlock the secrets of his past and of the universe.

Softcover, 7x10, 120 pages, Full Color, SRP: $19.95


H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131296.



ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #5 - Coming in November!
Art: Michael Johnson & Various

Illustrators, the art quarterly devoted to the best illustration published in the world, spotlights the artwork of Mick Brownfield, Brian Sanders, Derek Eyles, and Anne and Janet Graham Johnstone in its fifth issue. illustrators quarterly builds into an essential library of the finest illustrators published in the world. illustrators guides you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the leading auuthorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.


Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, SRP: $24.99


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131532.


THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS VOLUME 5 TP - Coming in November!
Ian Fleming & Various

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting more of Jim Lawrence's celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes nine of Bond's most thrilling and dangerous missions: Till Death Do Us Part, The Torch-Time Affair, Hot-Shot Nightbird, Ape of Diamonds, When The Wizard Awakes, Sea Dragon, Death Wing, and The Xanadu Connection!

Siftcover, 7.5x9, 272 pages, B&W, SRP: $19.95


THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS VOLUME 5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131317.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents
Now available!
 
 
 AMAZING STORIES, June 1941
BLACK PIRATES OF BARSOOM by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the featured story in this issue.


 Contents:
 BLACK PIRATES OF BARSOOM by Edgar Rice Burroughs
LOST TREASURE OF ANGKOR by James Norman
THE GIRL FROM VENUS by David V. Reed
THE QUANDARY OF QUINTUS QUAGGLE by William P. McGivern
PEPPER POT PLANET by Duncan Farnsworth
HOMER HIGGINBOTTOM, RAIN MAKER by Milton Kaletsky

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.

 
FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, November 1941
THE LIVING DEAD by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the featured story in this issue.


Contents:
 THE LIVING DEAD by Edgar Rice Burroughs
EIGHT WHO CAME BACK by Nat Schachner
AL ADDIN AND THE INFRA-RED LAMP by William P. McGivern
THE MAN FROM THE FUTURE by Don Wilcox
THE GENIUS OF MR. PRY by Duncan Farnsworth
HENRY HORN'S SUPER-SOLVENT by Dwight V. Swain

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.

 
AMAZING STORIES QUARTERLY, Summber 1928
The long running companion pulp magazine to Amazing Stories featuring THE SUNKEN WORLD by Stanton A. Coblentz.


Contents:
THE SUNKEN WORLD by Stanton A. Coblentz
OUT OF THE SUB-UNIVERSE by R. F. Starzl
THE MENACE by David H. Keller, M.D.
TEN DAYS TO LIVE by C. J. Eustace

8.5 x 11 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.

 
   



KING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 28!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Betrayed, deposed, and in hiding, Conan rides for his old capital of Tarantia with bloody vengeance in his heart--but the devious wizard Xaltotun has spies in the sky and soldiers on the ground. The solitary barbarian is forced to seek counsel from an unlikely ally . . . who has a few beastly servants of her own!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on August 28.





KINGS WATCH #3 (OF 5) - Coming in November!
Covers: Marc Laming, Ramón Pérez
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Marc Laming

Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Agents Of Atlas, Thunderbolts) and Marc Laming (Planet Of The Apes, Splinter Cell) propel further into their epic event! Phantom, Mandrake and Flash Gordon have gone through hell to stop The Cobra from reaching the Kings Watch, but the mastermind pulls one last deception on them all…and gets exactly what he seeks! Now the forces of the universe turn against us and unleash a fate that changes the world…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 13

KINGS WATCH #3 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131068.

The Diamond Item Code is SEP131069 (Subscription variant).


LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 (OF 5) - Coming in November!
Covers: Jay Anacleto, Frank Thorne
Writer: Gail Simone, Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson
Art: Jack Jadson, Noah Salonga, and Carla McNeil

Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new experiment in graphic storytelling, as the biggest female stars in the worlds of prose, television, gaming and comics gather together to tell thrilling stories from the life of Red Sonja, which combine to make up her greatest adventure yet! This issue includes stories by Bram Stoker Award Winner Nancy A. Collins, and beloved Batman scribe, Devin Grayson, all braided together by an epic framing story told by Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone! This book is designed to appeal not just to fans of Sonja, but also the countless readers of these talented writers!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 6

LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131058 (Jay Anacleto).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP131059 (Frank Thorne cover).



THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #21 - Coming in November!
Written by Ande Parks, Art by Esteve Polls, Cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Blizzard! On their way across the endless plains of Kansas, Tonto and The Lone Ranger are caught in the snowstorm of the century. In addition to the snow, the West’s greatest heroes must battle a band of cold-blooded killers and a case of pneumonia. The old west wasn’t always high noon, a bright sun and dust. Sometimes it was midnight, a full moon and pure white for as far as the eye could see. The snow of the plains will be stained with blood by the end of this long night for The Lone Ranger.



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 27

THE LONE RANGER VOLUME 2 #21 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131130.




LORDS OF MARS #4 (OF 6) - Coming in November!
Covers: Alex Ross, Noah Salonga
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro

The legendary ape-man starts having second thoughts about his newfound Martians “pals”, the devious Therns, who just so happen to be the bitter enemies of John Carter. But all that might not matter – Carter is paying the Therns a little visit, and he and the ape-man are on a collision course that will change the face of two planets forever. Jane, the ape-man’s wife, goes looking for proof of the Therns’ treachery, and she ends up finding more than she bargained for. The sky erupts with fire in Lords of Mars #4 – War in Heaven!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 6

LORDS OF MARS #4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131078 (Alex Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP131079 (Noah Salonga cover).



MASKS VOLUME 1 TP - Arriving in comic shops August 28!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Alex Ross, Dennis Calero
Cover: Alex Ross

Before Superheroes, there were Masks! The Shadow. The Green Hornet and Kato. The Spider. In 1938, these masked vigilantes operated outside the law, working independently to strike fear into the hearts of evildoers. But when the corrupt politicians of the Justice Party transform New York into a fascist state run by mobsters, when an oppressive regime grants jack-booted stormtroopers free rein to imprison, extort, and execute the innocent, when the law itself becomes unjust — justice must be served by outlaws! Outnumbered and outgunned, the legendary vigilantes emerge from the shadows to fight, joined by Zorro, the Green Lama, Miss Fury, Black Terror, and the Black Bat! Nine renowned pulp heroes, brought together for the first time in an epic conflict of Law vs. Justice!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 200+pages, Full Color, $24.99





Mike Hammer - Lady, Go Die! - Now available!
Mickey Spillane (Author), Max Allan Collins (Author)

When Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town, Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate.

Mickey Spillane's lost 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between I, the Jury and My Gun Is Quick. Completed by Spillane's friend and literary executor Max Allan Collins, Lady, Go Die was first released to critical acclaim in 2012 and is now available in paperback for the very first time!


Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 0857689762
ISBN-13: 978-0857689764
$7.99





Mamie Van Doren has signed to appear as a guest at the September 19-21, 2013 Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention!



Moonstone Books
The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE
Now available in some comic shops!
Arriving August 28 in some comic shops!


New short stories of SEARING WHITE HOT PROSE starring pulpdom's most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: THE SPIDER! More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld...hated, feared and wanted by both!

One cloaked, fanged, border-line crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of 45's!
Guest starring: The Black Bat, The Green Ghost, and Operator 5!
James Chambers, CJ Henderson, Will Murray, Ron Fortier, Rik Hoskin, Don Roff, Matthew Baugh, Eric Fein, Gary Phillips, and more!

Authors: Will Murray, Ron Fortier, CJ Henderson
Cover: Malcolm McClinton
Softcover, 6x9, 288 pages, $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-46-6


The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE Limited Edition hardcover
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE!
Available ONLY thru your local comic shop!
ISBN: 978-1-936814-47-3
Hardcover, 6x9, 288 pages, $29.99


The New Pulp Heroes - New pulp blog now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

The Imposter - New!
Merkabah Rider - New!
The Hooded Hunter - New!
The Royal Occulist
The Fox
The Forever Man
Don “Daredevil” Donovan
Preliminary Listing
The Devil B'Tonga
Deadline
Dark Avenger

NOIR #1 - Coming in November!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Andrea Mutti
Cover: Ardian Syaf
 
Prelude to Miss Fury! When thieves steal from other thieves it always causes problems, doesn’t it?  So when The Black Sparrow is hired to steal a mysterious “Moon Stone” from a museum in New York, her decision to keep the thing for a better payday annoys her former employers who then steal it back from her.  Now it’s The Black Sparrow who is annoyed, and that’s a dangerous thing.  All she wants is what she stole fair and square, but she needs help.  She needs The Shadow!
 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, In stores November 13

NOIR #1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131056.




THE PHANTOM: "HERO SYMBOL" BLACK T-SHIRT
The ghost who walks returns on this black t-shirt!
SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $20.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $23.99


THE PHANTOM: HERO SYMBOL BLACK T-SHIRT is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131609 (Small).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP131670 (Medium).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131671 (Large).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131672 (X-Large).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131673 (XX-large).


Pulp Adventurecon 2013
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca.  There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks.  There are also several new publications that are reviving both the heroes and tradition of pulp fiction.

Pulp magazines were an inexpensive form of entertainment in the days before the internet, cell phones, and even television.  They first appeared with Argosy in 1897, flourished in the 1930s, and ultimately died or reinvented themselves in the 1950s.  Characters like The Shadow, Tarzan, and Zorro prospered in the pulps, while authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Ray Bradbury actually started their careers in these rough old magazines.

Vendors and guests will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ. The show runs from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is $5.00.
For more information, www.boldventurepress.com or boldventurepress@aol.com.







Munsey Award Update

We’ve just updated the Past Award Winners page of our website, adding an entry on the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award, Professor Garyn G. Roberts, pictured to the left with his well-deserved honor.
Just click on the link above and you will be directed to the page.


PulpFest website updates
Over the last few days, we've started to update the PulpFest website to prepare it for our 2014 convention, slated to be held about a year from now.
You'll find a brand new page devoted exclusively to our 2013 event, complete with links to reviews of the convention and our 2013 promotional materials, Munsey Award nominees, and dealers.

In the next week, we'll be moving our 2012-13 posts to a blogroll where you'll be able to garner a play-by-play view of the time leading up to the convention.

We've also added a short write-up concerning Garyn G. Roberts, the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award to our "Past Award Winners" page.
You'll also find a letter that Garyn sent to PulpFest, acknowledging the many people who helped him on his road to the Munsey.
You'll learn exactly why this year's Munsey winner is so deserving of the honor bestowed upon him.

The 2013 Munsey Award goes to Garyn G. Roberts!

Garyn G. Roberts has been named the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award. Nominated by the general pulp community, Garyn was selected through a vote by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. The award is a fine art print by Dan Zimmer of a painting by David Saunders and is presented annually to a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community.

Garyn has worked in the field of higher education for many years, teaching English and popular culture studies. He is also an unabashed fan of the pulps. Garyn has written extensively about the pulps, both professionally and as a fan. He has edited or co-edited some of the best collections from the pulps including A Cent a Story: The Best from Ten Detective Aces, More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps, The Compleat Adventures of the Moon Man, The Magical Mysteries of Don Diavolo, and The Compleat Great Merlini Saga. His insightful essays in these books and elsewhere have led to a greater understanding of the pulps both inside and outside of the pulp community. His collection, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, a college level textbook, is notable for the attention paid to the pulp magazines. Additionally, Garyn has helped other researchers with various pulp-related projects and is a regular attendee of pulp conventions where he often serves as a presenter and panelist. Last year's Munsey Award winner, Matt Moring, publisher of Altus Press, recently said about Garyn: "He's been nothing but helpful and outgoing with anything I've ever asked of him." That pretty much describes how Professor Roberts reacts to all the requests made of him by the pulp community.

Other nominees for this year's award included Charles Ardai, J. Randolph Cox, Stephen T. Miller, Laurie Powers, J. Barry Traylor, George Vanderburgh, Dan Zimmer, William G. Contento, Chris Kalb, Phil Stephensen-Payne, Celina Summers, and Howard Wright. John DeWalt also received votes.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Munsey and/or Rusty Awards. If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy of either award, please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2014. Please visit the Awards page of the PulpFest website for additional details. Thanks for your help.

 PulpFest 2013 Interviews
PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai

Laurie's Wild West
PULP FEST 2013 REPORT

The Mystery*File
CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2013  by Walker Martin

Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
3rd Annual Pulp Fiction Lecture--Ed Hulse on the "Hero Pulps"

Pulp Crazy
Pulpfest 2013 Coverage Wrap Up
Pulpfest 2013 - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions
Pulpfest 2013 - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - 2013 Munsey Award Presentation
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc & The King
Pulpest 2013 - The Future of New Pulp Fiction
Pulpfest 2013 - Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc Savage & the Pulp Heroes of 1933
Pulpfest 2013 - Farmercon VIII
Pulpfest 2013 - Win Scott Eckert & John Allen Small
Pulpfest 2013 - Hollywood & The Hero Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - The Pulp Descendants of Fu Manchu
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Purchases
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Convention Report

Yellowed Perils
PulpFest Reports


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Under the Pyramids by H.P. Lovecraft with Harry Houdini - New!
Granddaughters of the Pulps
The Last Evolution by John W. Campbell

Wild American Pulp Artists
Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard
Pulpfest 2011 – The Shadow on Radio
Richard B. Riddick, Modern Day Pulp Hero

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Bronze Gazette #67 - New!
Cries of The Lost - New!
Rod Marsden Guest Blog - New!
The Harvey Hotel - New!
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker
The Masked Rider Archives Volume 1
The Adventures of A Tennessean 
Wordslingers: An Epitaph For The Western

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

Altus Press have just released a bunch of ebooks - New!
Altus Press' first release of James B. Hendryx's Black John books - New!
Pulp magazine statistics from a publisher - New!
Magazine recirculation - life after the newsstand
S.B.H. Hurst - Sailor, Traveller and Writer
Biblio-maniacal thoughts from Bohumil Hrabal's Too Loud a Solitude
Short story by Robert V. Carr - Business Letters of a Cowboy
Foreign Legion stories - great blog
Gordon MacCreagh - Trapped by a man-eater

The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Black Bat Companion’ - New!
Review: ‘Mystery Men (& Women)’ Vol. 2 - New!
Review: ‘Exciting Pulp Tales’
A look at ‘Incognito’
Meet Rocambole
A look at ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem’
Review: ‘Guns of the Black Ghost’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Elmore Leonard: 1925-2013 - New!
Hizzoner, a fan of bronze - New!
‘Best known’ for being played by Ah-nold?
Something’s weird with that cover
Calling all Midwest fans of bronze
‘The Shadow’ (May 1, 1942)

Ramble House - Now available!

TOWERS & TORTURES
A Double Dose of Dexter Dayle
Introduced by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #33

In wartime Britain the "Piccadilly Novels'' were eagerly sought after as sources of some of the most vital and interesting thrillers on the market. Published as cheap paperbacks, copies of any of these books are expensive and difficult to come by today. Among the finest practitioners of the science-fictional or supernatural thrillers was the writer who Iurked behind the house name of "Dexter DayIe.''

Join us in The Torture Machine and The Towers of Terror, two unparalleled examples of fantastic crime and conspiracy as Agent Y-33 and Inspector Clatworth battle the machinations of the Red Ghost and the Black Cowl! We feel that Dexter Dayle's work should be remembered right alongside that of his peers such as Gunnar Johnston, Arlton Eadie, Garnett Radcliffe, Anthony Rud and Ronald S.L. Harding!

Available Editions
      $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
    $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan
THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ANTLERED MAN
A "Grouser" Mystery by Edwy Searles Brooks
Introduced by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #34

 
Is the Antlered Man an avatar of a pagan god, perhaps Herne the Huntsman? Or does the Antlered Man conceal an all-too-human identity bent on mayhem? This is the challenge facing Chief Detective-Inspector William Beeke and Detective-Sergeant Eustace Cavendish when a corpse is discovered on a lonely country road outside the village of Long Marsley. Rumor is quick to spread that the death was caused by the ghost of Long Marsley: the Antlered Man. Inspector Beeke -- otherwise affectionately known as ''the Grouser'' on account of his far-too-Iong-held conviction that he is a terminally-ill man -- quickly scents more than ectoplasm in the air and begins to unravel the mystery. What's known for certain is that whenever the Antlered Man appears, death is sure to follow!

The Strange Case of the Antlered Man is perhaps the most sought-after work by the prolific British author Edwy Searles Brooks. The first edition of this terrific novel is now a scarce and desirable item; as with many of the British thrillers of the time, hundreds of copies were destroyed during the blitz. Dancing Tuatara Press is pleased to be able to rectify this situation by offering this handsome new edition of what is sure to become a classic in the genre.
 
Available Editions
      $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"
    $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

THE CLOUDBUILDERS and Other Marvels
The Best of Colin Kapp, Volume 1
Introduced by John Pelan
Classics of SF and Fantasy #10


Colin Kapp is mainly known for his SF novels of the 60s and 70s from THE DARK MIND to the Cageworld series. He always adhered to scientific principles and took them to extremes with his brilliant Unorthodox Engineers series, all of which are contained in this collection. In his introduction, John Pelan blazes the trail to more collections by Colin Kapp.

The stories are:
Colin Kapp – One Man New Wave © 2012 John Pelan
The Cloudbuilders, New Writings in SF #12, 1968
Ambassador to Verdammt, Analog, April 1968
The Railways on Cannis, New Worlds, 87 1959
The Subways of Tazoo, New Writings in SF #3 1964
The Pen and the Dark, New Writings in SF #8 1966
Getaway from Getawehi, New Writings in SF #16 1969
The Black Hole of Negrav, New Writings in SF #25 1975
Something in the City, Analog, November, 1984

Available Editions

      $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"

    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9" (not available until late March)
    $45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan (not available until late March)

Books Almost Off the Press!  
These titles are coming up soon.

TALES OF TORMENT AND TERROR #1
Selected by John Pelan, this book is essentially a sampler of the authors being resurrected by Dancing Tuatara Press from the pulps.
In his introduction John tells you all about each of the authors and then supplies one of their most representative and chilling stories  


DEATH ROCKS THE CRADLE
Wayne Rogers wrote some of the most atrocious of the weird menace stories back in the pulps days and here is John Pelan's collection of his best -- and most violent.  

WHEN THE BATMAN THIRSTS and Other Stories
Introduced and collection by John Pelan, these stories by Frederick C. Davis will haunt you for days after reading them.  

A CORPSE WALKS IN BROOKLYN and Other Stories
One of John Pelan's most successful series is his "Day Keene in the Detective Pulps" series and this is the 5th installment.
Day Keene is known for his hard-biting novels but thanks to John Pelan, we now know him as a master of the short pulp story.






RED SONJA #5 - Coming in November!
Covers: Jenny Frison, Becky Cloonan, Stephanie Buscema
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani

Red Sonja, still recovering from her near-death ordeal, leads a small band of rebels in a stealth war against the invading armada, while the supreme dealer of death Dark Annisia returns to wreak havoc on Sonja’s small band of allies! Blood, lust and vengeance surround Red Sonja as she faces her ultimate foe!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 13

RED SONJA #5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131074 (Becky Cloonan cover).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP131075 (Stephanie Buscema cover).



THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 14 TP - Arriving in comic shops August 28!
Chuck Dixon (Writer), Gary Kwapisz (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Doug Beekman (Cover), and others

“Give me a sword, I will give you a show.” Conan is sentenced to a Nemedian gladiator arena, where the barbarian gives the mob the blood they desire. But as his fame grows, so do his masters’ jealousies—they seek to accomplish with treachery what they cannot achieve with steel! Collects Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #141–#150, never before collected and out of print for over a quarter century!


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", B&W, 528 pages, $19.99, On sale August 27




Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.

Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
"The Nightmare" from JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 
 

Artwork © Mark Wheatley

THE SHADOW #20 - Coming in November!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Giovanni Timpano
Covers: Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander


The Shadow ventures beyond the Iron Curtain, deep into the heart of the Soviet Union, seeking clues to a mystery that reaches back into his own mysterious past, and which threatens to destroy the man he has become.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 20

THE SHADOW #20 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131081 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131082 (Bolson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131083 (Calero cover).




 
The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Let There Be... Light!

The Shadow Fan returns for his 45th episode! This week Barry takes a look at the three villains to bear the name The Light before jumping into reviews of Death's Bright Finger (May 15, 1942) and The Shadow # 16 (Dynamite Comics). There's also talk about Dynamite's November offerings and their newest series -- Noir, which will feature the return of The Black Sparrow.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!


 
THE SHADOW NOW #2 (OF 6) - Coming in November!
Writer: David Liss
Art: Colton Worley
Cover: Tim Bradstreet

The Shadow Network is in tatters, Lamont Cranston lies near death, and Shiwan Khan is on the rise, but it’s a mistake to count out the Shadow!  From the ashes of his ruined life, Cranston begins to rebuild all he has lost.  Meanwhile, Khan expands his own reach, and a major new player in the Shadow continuity is revealed.  It’s the Shadow like you’ve never seen him before!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 6

THE SHADOW NOW #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131086.

The Diamond Item Code is SEP131087 (Worley cover).


 
THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #5 (OF 5) - Coming in November!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Keith Burns
Cover: Alex Ross, John Cassaday

It's the shocking and terrifying conclusion of “Dark Nights”, beginning with a deadly race against time as The Shadow and The Green Hornet chase Shiwan Khan through the actual steam tunnels that descend seven levels into underground New York City. It's an urban "Raiders of the Lost Ark" adventure with the life of President Roosevelt and the people of the City at stake!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 13

THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131088 (Alex Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP131089 (John Cassaday cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131090 (Cute cover).




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Death Ship - New!
Death's Bright Finger - New!
Alibi Trail - New!
Crime Caravan
A Quarter of Eight
The Strange Disappearance of Joe Cardona
Green Eyes
The Spy Ring

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VAMPIRES OF LONDON HC - Coming in January!
Sylvain Cordurie (Writer), Laci (Art), Axel Gonzalbo (Color), and Jean-Sebastien Rossbach (Cover)

Sherlock Holmes died fighting Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach Falls. At least, that's what the press claims. However, Holmes is alive and well and taking advantage of his presumed death to travel the globe. Unfortunately, Holmes's plans are thwarted when a plague of vampirism haunts Britain.

96 pages, $17.99, On sale January 29.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VAMPIRES OF LONDON is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130075.


THE SPIDER #18 - Coming in November!
Cover: Colton Worley
Writer: David Liss
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez

FINAL ISSUE!
It’s the series finale, and Wentworth must take on the greatest threat to the New York: Wentworth Industries! With his back to the wall, his family business in criminal hands, and his allies gone, the Spider has never been more desperate – or more dangerous. This is the thrilling, exploding, guns-a-blazing series conclusion that will change the character forever!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 20

THE SPIDER #18 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131128.



Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 2 (1969-1971) - Coming November 27!

This second volume of a 4-book series collecting the entire run of the Tarzan newspaper strip by Russ Manning presents five complete daily storylines and five complete Sundays adventures. In the dailies from October 29, 1969 through March 31, 1971, Tarzan meets the Stone Pharaoh while his son, Korak, encounters the Gryf Worshippers. In the Sundays from May 18, 1969 through January 17, 1971, Tarzan embarks on a safari to Opar and we learn the backstory on how he met his wife and life partner Jane. The more than 600 daily and Sunday strips are reproduced from the Edgar Rice Burroughs file copies. Optional: In 1967 Manning was selected by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate to take over the strip and bring it back to the original Burroughs vision. With assists by Bill Stout, Mike Royer, and Dave Stevens, Manning created a modern classic.
 
Hardcover: 296 pages
ISBN-10: 1613778201
ISBN-13: 978-1613778203
$49.99


TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS VOLUME 2
is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130460.





TARZAN 100TH-ANNIVERSARY SIGNED COLD CAST BRONZE STATUE - Coming in November!

For a century, the mighty Lord of the Jungle has captured the hearts and imagination of people of all ages who love action and adventure. In this special Centennial Anniversary statue, internationally acclaimed artist Joe DeVito captures the rugged essence of Edgar Rice Burroughs' creation. Tarzan's perfectly coordinated form, sculpted by nature, radiates power and animal grace. His blade, as always, is ever ready to protect and defend his beloved realm and the animals from all who would harm it. Intertwined in the base, we see key characters from the same: Jane, the love of his life; Kerchak, his mortal enemy; D'Arnot, who introduced him to European civilization; and his noble jungle companions Tantor the elephant and the Golden Lion.

Strictly limited to 100 pieces and made of cold-cast bronze.
Tarzan stands 15" tall, including the base.
Scheduled to ship in November 2013.


SRP: $260

TARZAN: 100TH-Anniversay Signed Cold Cast Bronze Statue is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP132002.




TARZAN 100TH ANNIVERSARY SIGNED CAST BRONZE STATUE - Coming in November!

Like its cold-cast bronze cousin, the Tarzan Centennial Anniversary Museum Quality Cast Bronze Statue is an extremely-limited recreation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' legendary character. Sculpted by internationally renowned artist Joe DeVito, this statue stands 16" tall, including a solid granite base, and is made of cast bronze.

Limited to only 10 pieces, this is the ultimate Tarzan collectible.
Scheduled to ship in November 2013. 


SRP: $5850

TARZAN: 100TH-Anniversay Signed Cast Bronze Statue is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP132003.



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.

Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 6
- New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 5 - New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 4 
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 3 
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 2
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 1
Richard Matheson and Hell House
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 4
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 3


Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE MIND MASTER  by Tom Johnson

New York has a new hero. In a contemporary setting, thieves knock over an art gallery, stealing famous and valuable paintings, and at the same time hit a museum displaying a necklace once belonging to Queen Bathsheba given to her by King Solomon, its value beyond price. From the chaos rises a new hero, His aides are Rocky, an ex heavyweight boxer with ham-like fist, and Korean Jae Lee, master of martial arts. Both can kill with their hands when necessary. Kay Shannon, a beautiful singer is brought into the group, whose weapon is her beauty. The Mind Master has the deadliest weapon of all, his mind. Wearing all black, except for a red scarf around his neck, with a fedora perched above his eyes he remains in the background as his agents seek the perpetrators.




TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #2 (OF 6) -  Arriving in comic shops August 28!
(Writer) Peter Hogan (Art/Cover) Chris Sprouse, Karl Story

Tom Strong and Val Var Garm have reached Terra Obscura, but the help they sought is still out of reach. New Lancaster has been devastated, and their investigation is met with resistance from a local mob of anti science-hero vigilantes.






TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #5 (OF 6) - Coming in November!
Writer: Peter Hogan
Art/Cover: Chris Sprouse, Karl Story

After attending a service for a fallen comrade, Tom Strong and Val Var Garm return to their mission: find Tom Strange, and ask him for the elixir that will save Tesla’s life. But this time, they have to go a little farther than the Grand Canyon…


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale November 27

 
TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP130311.



WARLORD OF MARS #34  
Coming in November!

Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Wagner Reis, covers by Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo

John Carter is hunted, hounded and on the run from the brutal tyrant laying waste to the Red Planet. At last, Carter and his family discover the tyrant's true identity, but they're no closer to stopping his campaign of planet-wide slaughter. The tyrant kidnaps Carter's son, in a bid to lure Carter out into the open, only to discover Carthoris is a chip off the old block. Soon, very soon, the tables are turned.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 20

WARLORD OF MARS #34 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131118.




WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #33  
Coming in November!

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by  Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves

Recently, Dejah discovered she had an older brother she never knew existed.  Bent by his harsh upbringing as a slave, Kajak Thoris is determined to destroy the family that he feels should have been rightfully his.  Will Dejah have to spill her family's blood in order to save it?!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 13

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #33 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 28).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP131120.



 






16 August 2013


Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Airship 27 Productions
SECRET AGENT X
Coming soon!

At the right is a page of art by Rob Davis from the upcoming 38 page Secret Agent X comic strip adventure.
When finished, this will be a joint Airship 27 Productions - Redbud Studio venture.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!





Altus Press
Now available!

The Complete Adventures of Hazard & Partridge by Robert J. Pearsall
 Introduction by Nathan Vernon Madison

 
In 1919, author Robert James Pearsall introduced, via the pages of the pulp magazine Adventure, John Partridge, Specialist of the Unknown; within a few months, he was joined by Hazard, adventurer extraordinaire, and together the two traveled throughout revolutionary-era China, battling the evil Ko Lao Hui, a secret society centuries-old, and its enigmatic despot, the evil tong-lord Koshinga.
 
From August, 1919 to November of 1920, the exploits of Hazard and Partridge appeared in stories that demonstrated not only a flair for mystery and adventure, but also a personal acquaintance with the Far East, on the part of the author. Robert J. Pearsall spent some years in China, both before the 1911 revolution that abolished the Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China, and immediately after this tremendous upheaval, when warlords, republicans and would-be emperors vied for power. The Adventures of Hazard and Partridge take place in the years following the revolution, in a China struggling between the old and the new, a China Pearsall was all too familiar with. Basing many aspects of his stories on historical figures, groups, and events, Pearsall supplied a tether to actual Chinese history that one would not necessarily expect to find in the pulps.
 
This collected edition of Pearsall’s adventures, edited by Matthew Moring, contains all stories in the Hazard and Partridge saga, as well as an introduction by historian and author Nathan Vernon Madison, which provides both a look at Pearsall’s life, as well as the events and experiences that may have helped shape his narratives.


 
516 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 

Altus Press
Now available!

Pre-dating the great comic book villains, Paul Ernst's Doctor Satan stalked through the pages of Weird Tales in 1935 and 1936, bent on world domination and bizarre evil deeds for his own amusement. Opposing him with his own blend of science and sorcery is criminologist Ascott Keane.
 
 For the first time since their original publication—from Doctor Satan's first appearance to his last bow in the pages of "the unique magazine"—at long last, all of Doctor Satan's appearances are collected in one handsome volume in chronological order.
 
 All the stories have been carefully edited and re-typeset, and this edition features a new introduction by author/editor John Pelan.
 
"Doctor Satan" (August 1935)
 "The Man Who Chained the Lightning" (September 1935)
 "Hollywood Horror" (October 1935)
 "The Consuming Flame" (November 1935)
 "Horror Insured" (January 1936)
 "Beyond Death’s Gateway" (March 1936)
 "The Death’s Double" (May 1936)
 "Mask of Death" (August/September 1936)
 
286 pages, approx. 6"x9"





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 27: "Murder Mirage" & "The Other World" JAMES BAMA VARIANT - Philip José Farmer tribute edition
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two imaginative novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." What is the strange connection between a snowstorm in July and the death of a woman transformed into a shadow? Doc and Pat Savage journey to the Syrian Desert to unravel the strange secret of the "Murder Mirage" in the novel that inspired a 1940 Superman story! Then, a mysterious animal pelt leads Doc and his aides through a crack in the Earth to the prehistoric dangers of "The Other World." Pulp historian Will Murray provides historical commentary and a tribute to the late Doc Savage writer Philip José Farmer. This deluxe pulp reprint showcase a stunning cover painting by the legendary James Bama, the classic color covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban.  (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-119-6 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE James Bama Commemorative 5-pack Collection
In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions plus a NEW expanded variant edition of DOC SAVAGE #18 with an exclusive 15-page interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: three exclusive James Bama art prints. In ten thrill-packed pulp novels, Doc Savage avenges his father's murder in The Man of Bronze, confronts his greatest enemy in Fortress of Solitude and The Devil Genghis, and battles super-humans in The Monsters and The Whisker of Hercules and deadly dinosaurs in The Land of Terror! PLUS The Czar of Fear, Repel, Resurrection Day and World's Fair Goblin! This landmark collection showcases five knockout James Bama covers, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, forewords by Peter David, Lester Dent and Gerry Conway, and historical commentary by Will Murray, Brian M. Kane and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-112-7 978-1-60877-112-7, $49.95 (plus $5.05 postage = $55.00)


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$49.95 (plus $5.05 postage = $55.00)
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping soon!
DOC SAVAGE #68 "The Crimson Serpent" & "The Exploding Lake" - COMIC-CON Special
The Pulp Era's greatest superman returns in two action-packed pulp novels by Harold Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a series of corpses bearing the bloody sign of "The Crimson Serpent" sets Doc Savage on a trail to an ancient castle, modern-day conquistadors and the Fountain of Youth! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to South America to investigate the bizarre mystery of "The Exploding Lake" vaporized in a nuclear inferno. This double-novel collector's special leads off with a thrill-packed color cover by Emery Clarke, and features Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, historical commentary by Will Murray and a biographical profile of Golden Age Doc Savage Comics artist Elmer Stoner. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-116-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Asgard Press
These calendars will be available by the end of September!

Take a bite of tempting fruit with this rare collection of covers from the early days of pulp romance and ‘true love’ magazines. Campy, corny or captivating, the stories of unrequited love, forbidden lust, and innocent longing are colorfully portrayed on the covers of a broad range of pulp and ‘real life’ publications (the authors of which were almost always anonymous) from the early to mid 20th century, and show that despite the changing times, we all love to be in love.

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of classic pulp romance covers.
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing


Price: $21.95

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America during the 1920s-50s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

Journey back to the early days of science fiction—to witness the evolution of a genre through these twelve colorful and fantastic cover reproductions, faithfully restored and printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This is a true 12-month calendar featuring images that are perforated to fit any 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar.

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing

Price: $21.95


Saddle up and ride on into the heart of American Mythology, to a time and place where frontier life was hard but much less complicated. Where courage, character, and honor were the badges worn by intrepid men and women, and good (almost) always triumphed over evil. Welcome to the wild world of Pulp Westerns. Giddyup!

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of classic western covers.
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing


Price: $21.95




THE BLACK BEETLE: NECROLOGUE #2 (of 5) - Coming in November!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover)

Get ready for thrills and chills, Beetlemaniacs!  It’s a bad time to live in Colt City… The streets are his hunting ground. The citizens are his prey. He’s cruel and wild, like a wounded beast… He is Mudman! Only one man can stop this villain’s murder binge, but time is running out for the Black Beetle!

Plus, on a lighter note, the New Adventures of Little Black Beetle!
• Features a brand new back up feature Little Black Beetle!
• From the mind of Eisner Award–winning and New York Times best-selling creator Francesco Francavilla!


 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99,
On sale November 27



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
Coming August 27!

Jerry Tracy, Celebrity Reporter by Theodore A. Tinsley
Manhattan’s sharpest gossip columnist tangles with brawlers, triggermen, and dames
 
The most important people in the world come to Broadway—to eat in restaurants, dance in nightclubs, and die in rain-slicked back alleys. Whatever the big names are doing, Jerry Tracy hears about it—and tells the world in his infamous Daily Planet column. As quick with his typewriter as he is with a .45, Tracy can break a nose as easily as he breaks a news story. But beneath his hard exterior, this columnist has a kind heart, and a sense of justice that will make him do crazy things for a woman in trouble, or a friend with a murder rap hanging over his head.
 
Featuring every Jerry Tracy story ever published in Black Mask, this collection is an invaluable compendium of one of early noir’s most original heroes. Written in machine gun prose that would make Damon Runyon proud, these stories describe a man whose words are tough—and whose fists are even tougher.


You'll Always Remember Me by Steve Fisher
In military school, a teenager holds a secret that could save a young man from the gallows
 
Clark’s is the finest military institution on the West Coast, but pay them enough and they’ll take anybody. That’s how Martin Thorpe ended up there, a fourteen-year-old boy with a habit of getting thrown out of boarding schools. Too smart for his own good, Thorpe is currently obsessed with the trial of Tommy Smith—a young man who has just been sentenced to hang for murdering his father. Thorpe has been dating Tommy’s sister, was at the house the night of the murder, and may know something that could save Tommy’s life.
 
The detective investigating the case has questions for Thorpe. Why were Tommy and his father fighting that night? What did Thorpe hear the old man say before he was killed? And why does Thorpe have such a blood-stained permanent record? In this chilling Black Mask classic, nothing is more terrifying than what lurks at the back of the mind of Martin Thorpe.


Pigeon Blood by Paul Cain
A brilliant retired judge takes it upon himself to outwit a gang of thieves
 
A beautiful woman is driving down a lonely stretch of Long Island highway when the car beside her opens fire. The bullets shred her car but leave her unharmed, and she makes it back to Manhattan with her windshield broken but her skin intact. She is Mrs. Dale Hanan, estranged wife of a millionaire, whose gambling problem has gotten her in trouble with the wrong people. She is about to find out there are certain debts that can be paid only in blood.
 
No one can save her but Judge Druse, an ingenious scholar who uses his intellect to bring justice to those who escaped it while he was still sitting on the bench. When he meets Mrs. Hanan, she is drunk, and there is a dead man on the floor. Things can only get worse from here.


Red Goose by Norbert Davis

A painting has vanished from a museum, and it will take a tough guy to find it
 
Even before the fight, the three hoodlums look out of place in the museum. Their eyes are beady, their ears are cauliflowered, and one of them is missing a finger. When they start brawling, it draws the attention of every security guard in the place. Only when the fight is over do the guards realize the Red Goose has been stolen.
 
The museum hires Ben Shaley, a rough-and-tumble PI, to get it back, starting him down a deadly road with switchbacks at every turn. The museum may be high class, but Shaley’s trip starts at the bottom—and only gets bumpier from there.
 
Featuring an introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch, this rocket sled of a story was one of Raymond Chandler’s favorites ever to be published in Black Mask.



e-book availablity: Amazon - Kindle, Barnes & Noble - Nook, Google, Kobo, itunes


Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media






Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





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

PulpFest 2013 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part One

Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off
Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 243: Rants and Ramblings - New!
Ric does a short rant, after that Art and Ric talk about books and everything else on their minds. You would think it would be a short episode with those two talking about what is on their minds.

Episode 242: Tim Byrd
Episode 241: Weird Worlds of Joel Jenkins
Episode 240: Bill Cunningham
Episode 239: Andrez Bergman
Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Panel Fest Episode 28: PulpFest 2013 Hero Pulp Premiums - New!
Panel Fest Episode 27: PulpFest 2013 Yellow Peril - New!
Panel Fest Episode 26: PulpFest 2013 Jim Beard - New!
Panel Fest Episode 25: PulpFest 2013 Will Murray - New!
Panel Fest Episode 24: PulpFest 2013 Walter Baumhofer

Panel Fest Episode 23: PulpFest2013 Heroes of 1933
Panel Fest Episode 22: PulpFest 2013 Doc Savage Panel
Panel Fest Episode 21: PulpFest 2013 Eckert and Small Readings
Panel Fest Episode 20: PulpFest 2013 Van Allen Plexico
Panel Fest Episode 19: PulpFest 2013 William Patrick Maynard
Panel Fest Episode 18: PulpFest 2013 Interviews
Panel Fest Episode 17: PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
Panel Fest Episode 16 - PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai
 

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #5  - Coming in November!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Stefani Rennee (Color), and Steve Rude (Cover)

As Agent Jones investigates the mysterious Black Sky, Captain Midnight's on the clock as a time bomb ticks down to destruction! Can our hero save the day before he's out of time?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on November 27.






CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 1 TP  - Coming in January!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Victor Ibanez (Art), Pere Perez (Art), Roger Robinson (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius . . . a superhero. Since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle and into the present day, Captain Midnight has been labeled a threat to homeland security. Can Captain Midnight survive in the modern world, with the US government on his heels and an old enemy out for revenge?!

Collects Captain Midnight #1-#3, Captain Midnight #0, and the Captain Midnight Free Comic Book Day story.

120 pages, $14.99, in stores on 
January 29.






CONAN THE BARBARIAN #19 - Arriving in comic shops August 21!
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan and Belit find themselves the unlikely couriers to a mysterious and ancient religious relic. They are soon beset on all sides by the feuding factions that wish to exploit the artifact's power. Can they reach their destination while keeping their prize--and themselves--intact?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on August 21.




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #22  - Coming in November!
Brian Wood (Writer), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

"The Song of Belit" brings Brian Wood's critically acclaimed epic adaptation of "Queen of the Black Coast" to a conclusion, as Conan and Bêlit
sail up the black waters of the river Death . . . and into the horror that awaits them!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on November 20.







CONAN VOLUME 15: THE NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS HC  - Coming in January!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Mirko Colak (Art), Andrea Mutti (Pencils), Pierluigi Baldassini (Inks), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit
find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the Barbarian can bear.

152 pages, $24.99, in stores on 
January 22.






CONAN AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE #2  - Coming in November!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Ariel Olivetti (Art/Color/Cover)

Conan is on the run with his captive, Queen Yasmina -- but his desperate bid to seek refuge in the Himelian Mountains leads him into an ambush! Meanwhile, murderous magic is afoot as the wicked sorcerer Khemsa plots against the unsuspecting Cimmerian!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on November 27.







CONAN: THE PHANTOMS OF THE BLACK COAST TP  - Coming in January!
Victor Gischler (Writer), Attila Futaki (Art/Cover), and Jok (Color)

First time in print!

King Conan is haunted by the ghost of his first -- and some say greatest -- love. If he is to ever know peace again, he must put her spirit to rest. Who is the mysterious sorceress Conan enlists to aid him in his quest, even as she secretly plots against him? And can the barbarian survive the danger-filled journey across the never-ending ocean, back to the forbidding temple on the coast, where his lost love met her end?

Collects Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast #1-#5 (previously published in digital editions only).

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on January 29.


 





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

Forgotten SPICY DETECTIVE Stories: Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective in "Veiled Lady" - New!
WORDSLINGERS: An Epitaph for the Western by Will Murray - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 13, 14 & 15 (1934) - New!
The BLACK MASK Art of Arthur Rodman Bowker - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1937)
Tarzan of the Comics (1943-44)
Paperback Gallery: THE AVENGER 7, 8 & 9 (1972-73)
Forgotten Stories: "The Man in the Silver Mask" - a complete Pulp Hero novelette by Erle Stanley Gardner
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING MYSTERY
SHADOW COMICS 13, 14 & 15 (1941-42)
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 7, 8 & 9 (1926)
Forgotten Books: DURANDAL - A Crusader in the Horde by Harold Lamb (1931)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE (1937)


Deepest, Darkest Eden - Now available!
New Tales of Hyperborea is a new fantasy anthology from Miskatonic River Press.
Editor Cody Goodfellow has assembled 17 stories (and two poems) set in the primordial world of Clark Ashton Smith‘s Hyperborea.
 
Eons before the advent of recorded history, the first humans emerged from the forest primeval to rise, feast and fall in a weird world of clever monsters and mindless gods, of high adventure and low sorcery... HYPERBOREA!

Return to the perfumed jungles and eerie, icy wastes of Clark Ashton Smith's perilous paradise with the most redoubtable proto-human guides a fistful of pazoors can buy.


Table of Contents:
Nick Mamatas – “Hostage”
Joe Pulver – “To Walk Night…Alone”
Darrell Schweitzer – “In Old Commoriom”
Ann K. Schwader - ”Yhoundeh Fades” (poem)
Cody Goodfellow - ”Coil Of The Ouroboros”
John R. Fultz - ”Daughter Of The Elk Goddess”
Brian R. Sammons - ”The Darkness Below”
Dieter Meier - ”The Conquest Of Rhizopium”
Lisa Morton - ”Zolamin And The Mad God”
Brian Stableford - ”The Lost Archetype”
Ran Cartwright - ”One Last Task For Athammaus”
Don Webb - ”The Beauties Of Polarion”
Robert M. Price - ”The Debt Owed Abhoth”
Marc Laidlaw - ”The Frigid Ilk Of Sarn Kathool”
Charles Schneider - ”The Return Of The Crystal”
John Shirley - ”Rodney LaSalle Has A Job Waiting in Commoriom”
Zak Jarvis - ”The Winter Of Atiradarinsept ”
Jesse Bullington - ”The Door From Earth”
Ann K. Schwader - ”Weird Of The White Sybil” (poem)


Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Miskatonic River Press, LLC
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches

List Price: $19.99

Edgar Rice Burroughs: A PRINCESS OF MARS
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael W. Kaluta
Coming in November!

Relive Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic adventure tale in this handsome representation featuring illustrations by Michael Kaluta.
A revered illustration powerhouse, Kaluta's unmistakable style presents John Carter's "Barsoom" experiences like you've never seen before.
A must have for Burroughs and Kaluta fans.


Harcover, Full Color, 240 pages, 6” x 9”, $17.99

 

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
  
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"New Year's Decision" by Johnston McCulley from EXCITING WESTERN, January, 1949
When the Comanches gather to attack, Trooper Sperry faces a hard problem.
"Klump to the Rescue" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR
DETECTIVE, October, 1943
Featuring: Willie Klump
The love letters Willie wrote Gertie Mudgett may not have
been gems, but they gave him his first clue to a jewel robbery!
"Emperor Blackmail" by Steve Fisher from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1937
"Red-eyes" Mark Turner, Honolulu detective captain, thought he was hard-boiled enough to blast a lovely young girl's faith in life - just to convict his man.



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

In Writings
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Edinburgh Mystery - New this week!
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


FLASH GORDON: "MOVIE POSTER" RED T-SHIRT
Arriving in comic shops August 21!


The original pulp science fiction hero returns on this red Flash Gordon t-shirt!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $20.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $23.99


GREEN HORNET LEGACY #40  -  Arriving in comic shops August 21!
Jai Nitz (Writer); Jethro Morales (Art)Phil Hester (Cover)

Century City is overrun by… costumed crimefighters?  A wave of new heroes pours into the city to “help” and they’re all here to see the same man, Green Hornet!  Can Green Hornet focus these unwanted vigilantes into a force for good, or will they end up on the other side of the law?  Four-color fisticuffs brought to you by Jai Nitz and Jethro Morales!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Hamilton/Brackett Day - October 2013!
Organizer Don Sutton and the Kinsman Historical Society have selected October ??, 2012 as the date for the re-named "Hamilton/Brackett Day." 
Haffner Press will send and post updates as they become available, but the approach this year is to acknowledge the efforts of *both* Ed & Leigh.
The date has been moved from the middle of summer to the third Saturday in October. 


This year there will be a mini Star Wars Convention. The 501 Garrison was invited and a number of vendors have shown interest. There will be a costume contest for the kids. There will also be a world premier of their personal slide collection, a toast a their gravesite and much more.

Edmond Hamilton & Leigh Brackett Day has a Facebook page that will be updated with new  information as it becomes available.



Hard Case Crime
Michael Crichton novels written as John Lange to be reprinted in October!


Eight Michael Crichton novels were published between 1966 and 1972 under the pseudonym John Lange. The new reprints will be identified as “Michael Crichton writing as John Lange,” and will be priced at $9.95 when they are reissued this October. Gregory Manchess and Glen Orbik are handling the covers for the new reprints.

Long before he wrote JURASSIC PARK, before he scripted blockbuster movies like Twister, before he created the groundbreaking TV series ER, Michael Crichton was an honors student at Harvard Medical School—and writing paperback suspense novels on the side, under the top-secret pen name "John Lange." Lange wrote eight books between 1966 and 1972...and then vanished.

Until, 40 years after John Lange was born, Michael Crichton chose Hard Case Crime to bring him back, personally re-editing two Lange books, even writing new chapters for one of them. Now Hard Case Crime is proud to bring all of John Lange’s work back into print for the first time in decades—and the first time ever under Michael Crichton’s real name.
Each book will retail for $9.95.

BINARY
Cover art by Glen Orbik


Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction—and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is.

When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces together—but can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million people…including the President of the United States?
DRUG OF CHOICE
Cover art by Gregory Manchess


On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it…
GRAVE DESCEND
Cover art by Gregory Manchess


Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there’s something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there’s the mysterious cargo they were carrying…

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor’s not careful, he may find himself in over his head.
THE VENOM BUSINESS
Cover art by Gregory Manchess


As an expert handler of venomous snakes—and a smuggler of rare artifacts—Charles Raynaud is accustomed to danger. So the job bodyguarding an old acquaintance about to come into a fortune shouldn’t make him break a sweat.

But when the attempts on the man’s life nearly get Raynaud killed, he’s left wondering: is he the killers’ real target…?





SCRATCH ONE
Cover art by Glen Orbik


To prevent an arms shipment from reaching the Middle East a terrorist group has been carrying out targeted assassinations in Egypt…Portugal…Denmark…France. In response, the United States sends one of its deadliest agents to take the killers down.

But when the agent is delayed in transit, lawyer Roger Carr gets mistaken for him. Now, with some of the world’s deadliest men after him, will he survive long enough to prove his identity?
EASY GO
Cover art by Glen Orbik


Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh’s lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site—and plunder it.

But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it…and with their lives?

ODDS ON
Cover art by Glen Orbik


The plan: to rob the Reina, a super-luxury hotel off the coast of Spain. The crew: three seasoned criminals with the skills to pull off the heist of the century. The edge: every aspect of the scheme has been simulated in a computer, down to the last variable.

The complication: three beautiful women with agendas of their own—and the sort of variables no computer can fathom...

ZERO COOL
Cover art by Gregory Manchess


American radiologist Peter Ross just wanted a vacation. But when he meets the beautiful Angela Locke on a Spanish beach, he soon finds himself caught in a murderous crossfire between rival gangs seeking a precious artifact.

From Barcelona to the rain-swept streets of Paris, from the towers of the Alhambra to its darkest catacombs, Peter Ross is an ordinary man in desperate circumstances: racing to uncover a secret lost for centuries, before he becomes its next victim.










Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents
Now available!

UNIVERSE, December 1953
The third issue of this science fiction magazine published and edited by Ray Palmer.

 
  Contents:
 THE HUNGRY HERCYNIAN by L. Sprague de Camp
EVEREST by Isaac Asimov
NOT IN THE BOOKS by Gene L. Henderson
THE SAVAGES by George H. Smith
THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISPLACED HOUND by Poul Anderson & Gordon Dickson
MR. PEAVEY'S TIGER by Holly Wolcott
THE SEASONED TRAVELLER by F. L. Wallace
NIGHTSONG by William T. Powers ON MARS WE TROD by Eando Binder

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 130 pages. $15.00.



MYSTIC, November 1953
The first issue of this digest fact and fiction magazine by Raymond A. Palmer, publisher of Other Worlds and former editor of Amazing Stories.


Contents:
 THE HIDDEN KINGDOM by Ray Palmer
GO VISIT YOUR GRAVE by Rog Phillips
I TRAVELED IN A FLYING SAUCER by Paul M. Vest
YELLOW FIREBALLS by Edwin Benson
LEAGUE OF THE LIVING DEAD by Randall Garrett
AIR TRAVEL--4,000 YEARS AGO by John Fletcher
THE ASTRAL EXILE by Chester S. Geier
SEARCHING FOR THE ELIXIR OF LIFE by Drew Ames
THE MAN FROM TOMORROW by Ray Palmer

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.

 
FANTASTIC, December 1955
The companion digest magazine to Amazing Stories featuring ALL WALLS WERE MIST by Paul W. Fairman.


Contents:
ALL WALLS WERE MIST by Paul W. Fairman
"MADAM, I HAVE HERE--" by Ivar Jorgensen
THE MAN WHO READ MINDS by John Toland
HE TOOK WHAT HE WANTED by C. H. Thames
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Milton Lesser

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.
 
   



KINGS WATCH #3 (OF 5) - Coming in November!
Covers: Marc Laming, Ramón Pérez
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Marc Laming

Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Agents Of Atlas, Thunderbolts) and Marc Laming (Planet Of The Apes, Splinter Cell) propel further into their epic event! Phantom, Mandrake and Flash Gordon have gone through hell to stop The Cobra from reaching the Kings Watch, but the mastermind pulls one last deception on them all…and gets exactly what he seeks! Now the forces of the universe turn against us and unleash a fate that changes the world…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 13



LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #1 (OF 5) - Coming in November!
Covers: Jay Anacleto, Frank Thorne
Writer: Gail Simone, Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson
Art: Jack Jadson, Noah Salonga, and Carla McNeil

Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new experiment in graphic storytelling, as the biggest female stars in the worlds of prose, television, gaming and comics gather together to tell thrilling stories from the life of Red Sonja, which combine to make up her greatest adventure yet! This issue includes stories by Bram Stoker Award Winner Nancy A. Collins, and beloved Batman scribe, Devin Grayson, all braided together by an epic framing story told by Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone! This book is designed to appeal not just to fans of Sonja, but also the countless readers of these talented writers!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 6



LOBSTER JOHNSON SCENT OF LOTUS #2 -  Arriving in comic shops August 21!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (Art) Sebastian Fiumara (Cover) Dave Stewart, Tonci Zonjic

After a brutal attack by an army of gun-blazing monkeys in a burning brothel, Lobster Johnson confronts the supernatural Japanese spy known as the Crimson Lotus!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #17 - Arriving in comic shops August 21!
Written by Ande Parks, Art by Esteve Polls, Cover by Francesco Francavilla.

The “Back East” arc nears its conclusion as the Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves betrayed, separated and outnumbered. The West’s most iconic heroes have crossed the Mississippi looking for answers after being set up by a federal agent. They have found agent Winston Marle. They have also found a new villain who intends to see the Ranger either turn his back on all he stands for or dead and buried. Intrigue and action as the Lone Ranger and Tonto fight to survive in the “civilized” world.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #21 - Coming in November!
Written by Ande Parks, Art by Esteve Polls, Cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Blizzard! On their way across the endless plains of Kansas, Tonto and The Lone Ranger are caught in the snowstorm of the century. In addition to the snow, the West’s greatest heroes must battle a band of cold-blooded killers and a case of pneumonia. The old west wasn’t always high noon, a bright sun and dust. Sometimes it was midnight, a full moon and pure white for as far as the eye could see. The snow of the plains will be stained with blood by the end of this long night for The Lone Ranger.



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 27





LORDS OF MARS #4 (OF 6) - Coming in November!
Covers: Alex Ross, Noah Salonga
Writer: Arvid Nelson
Art: Roberto Castro

The legendary ape-man starts having second thoughts about his newfound Martians “pals”, the devious Therns, who just so happen to be the bitter enemies of John Carter. But all that might not matter – Carter is paying the Therns a little visit, and he and the ape-man are on a collision course that will change the face of two planets forever. Jane, the ape-man’s wife, goes looking for proof of the Therns’ treachery, and she ends up finding more than she bargained for. The sky erupts with fire in Lords of Mars #4 – War in Heaven!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 6


Matt Moring: Pulp Master General - Now online!

An interview with Matt Moring of Altus Press wherein Matt talks about how he became interested in the pulps, what are some of his favorite pulp series, what goes into compiling a new collection of stories.






Mamie Van Doren has signed to appear as a guest at the September 19-21, 2013 Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention!



The New Pulp Heroes - New pulp blog now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

The Royal Occulist - New!
The Fox - New!
The Forever Man - New!
Don “Daredevil” Donovan
Preliminary Listing
The Devil B'Tonga
Deadline
Dark Avenger

NOIR #1 - Coming in November!
 
(Writer) Victor Gischler (Art) Andrea Mutti (Cover) Ardian Syaf
 
Prelude to Miss Fury! When thieves steal from other thieves it always causes problems, doesn’t it?  So when The Black Sparrow is hired to steal a mysterious “Moon Stone” from a museum in New York, her decision to keep the thing for a better payday annoys her former employers who then steal it back from her.  Now it’s The Black Sparrow who is annoyed, and that’s a dangerous thing.  All she wants is what she stole fair and square, but she needs help.  She needs The Shadow!
 
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, In stores November 13




THE PHANTOM: "WATCHES" CHARCOAL T-SHIRT
Arriving in comic shops August 21!

The Ghost Who Walks watches over you on this charcoal gray t-shirt!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $20.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $23.99


Pulp Adventurecon 2013
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca.  There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks.  There are also several new publications that are reviving both the heroes and tradition of pulp fiction.

Pulp magazines were an inexpensive form of entertainment in the days before the internet, cell phones, and even television.  They first appeared with Argosy in 1897, flourished in the 1930s, and ultimately died or reinvented themselves in the 1950s.  Characters like The Shadow, Tarzan, and Zorro prospered in the pulps, while authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Ray Bradbury actually started their careers in these rough old magazines.

Vendors and guests will be announced over the coming weeks.

The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ. The show runs from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is $5.00.
For more information, www.boldventurepress.com or boldventurepress@aol.com.







Munsey Award Update

We’ve just updated the Past Award Winners page of our website, adding an entry on the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award, Professor Garyn G. Roberts, pictured to the left with his well-deserved honor.
Just click on the link above and you will be directed to the page.


PulpFest website updates
Over the last few days, we've started to update the PulpFest website to prepare it for our 2014 convention, slated to be held about a year from now.
You'll find a brand new page devoted exclusively to our 2013 event, complete with links to reviews of the convention and our 2013 promotional materials, Munsey Award nominees, and dealers.

In the next week, we'll be moving our 2012-13 posts to a blogroll where you'll be able to garner a play-by-play view of the time leading up to the convention.

We've also added a short write-up concerning Garyn G. Roberts, the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award to our "Past Award Winners" page.
You'll also find a letter that Garyn sent to PulpFest, acknowledging the many people who helped him on his road to the Munsey.
You'll learn exactly why this year's Munsey winner is so deserving of the honor bestowed upon him.

The 2013 Munsey Award goes to Garyn G. Roberts!

Garyn G. Roberts has been named the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award. Nominated by the general pulp community, Garyn was selected through a vote by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. The award is a fine art print by Dan Zimmer of a painting by David Saunders and is presented annually to a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community.

Garyn has worked in the field of higher education for many years, teaching English and popular culture studies. He is also an unabashed fan of the pulps. Garyn has written extensively about the pulps, both professionally and as a fan. He has edited or co-edited some of the best collections from the pulps including A Cent a Story: The Best from Ten Detective Aces, More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps, The Compleat Adventures of the Moon Man, The Magical Mysteries of Don Diavolo, and The Compleat Great Merlini Saga. His insightful essays in these books and elsewhere have led to a greater understanding of the pulps both inside and outside of the pulp community. His collection, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, a college level textbook, is notable for the attention paid to the pulp magazines. Additionally, Garyn has helped other researchers with various pulp-related projects and is a regular attendee of pulp conventions where he often serves as a presenter and panelist. Last year's Munsey Award winner, Matt Moring, publisher of Altus Press, recently said about Garyn: "He's been nothing but helpful and outgoing with anything I've ever asked of him." That pretty much describes how Professor Roberts reacts to all the requests made of him by the pulp community.

Other nominees for this year's award included Charles Ardai, J. Randolph Cox, Stephen T. Miller, Laurie Powers, J. Barry Traylor, George Vanderburgh, Dan Zimmer, William G. Contento, Chris Kalb, Phil Stephensen-Payne, Celina Summers, and Howard Wright. John DeWalt also received votes.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Munsey and/or Rusty Awards. If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy of either award, please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2014. Please visit the Awards page of the PulpFest website for additional details. Thanks for your help.

 PulpFest 2013 Interviews
PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai

Laurie's Wild West
PULP FEST 2013 REPORT

The Mystery*File
CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2013  by Walker Martin

Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
3rd Annual Pulp Fiction Lecture--Ed Hulse on the "Hero Pulps"

Pulp Crazy
Pulpfest 2013 Coverage Wrap Up
Pulpfest 2013 - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions
Pulpfest 2013 - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - 2013 Munsey Award Presentation
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc & The King
Pulpest 2013 - The Future of New Pulp Fiction
Pulpfest 2013 - Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc Savage & the Pulp Heroes of 1933
Pulpfest 2013 - Farmercon VIII
Pulpfest 2013 - Win Scott Eckert & John Allen Small
Pulpfest 2013 - Hollywood & The Hero Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - The Pulp Descendants of Fu Manchu
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Purchases
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Convention Report

Yellowed Perils
PulpFest Reports


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Granddaughters of the Pulps - New!
The Last Evolution by John W. Campbell
- New!
Wild American Pulp Artists - New!
Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard
Pulpfest 2011 – The Shadow on Radio
Richard B. Riddick, Modern Day Pulp Hero
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Coverage Wrap Up
Pulpfest 2013 - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions
Pulpfest 2013 - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps!
Pulpfest 2013 - 2013 Munsey Award Presentation
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc & The King

Pulp Den - Now online!

Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker - New!
The Masked Rider Archives Volume 1 - New!
The Adventures of A Tennessean - New!
Wordslingers: An Epitaph For The Western
Fangs Out
The Mind Master
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker
Bad Moon Rising
Dead Wrong
Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth
The Honey West Files Volume One

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

Magazine recirculation - life after the newsstand - New!
S.B.H. Hurst - Sailor, Traveller and Writer
Biblio-maniacal thoughts from Bohumil Hrabal's Too Loud a Solitude
Short story by Robert V. Carr - Business Letters of a Cowboy
Foreign Legion stories - great blog
Gordon MacCreagh - Trapped by a man-eater


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #31
The Spider Audiobook #46 The Man Who Ruled in Hell
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!
 For ten grim years, The Spider battled the Underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, The Spider crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he's back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.
 
Never before or since has there been a hero like him. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known as the Master of Men.
 
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send The Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.



Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, The Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
 
After three years of writing The Spider, Norvell Page suddenly dropped out in the Fall of 1936. No one is sure why this was, but nervous strain due to overwork, along with making unforgiving monthly deadlines, are the likeliest explanations for Page abandoning The Spider series.
 
For several months, Emile C. Tepperman ghosted the series as Grant Stockbridge. Suddenly, Norvell Page returned. And he returned with a vengeance! Tepperman introduced a new character to the series, Ben Lasker, but Page ruthlessly obliterated him in the beginning of his return novel, The Man Who Ruled in Hell. Not content with that, Page introduced a new alternate identity for Richard Wentworth, safecracker Blinky McQuade.
 
The Man Who Ruled in Hell pits the Master of Men against The Red Hand, a vicious supercriminal who has audaciously unionized New York’s Underworld. But how can Richard Wentworth overcome this new threat when he himself has been cast in prison?
 
This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria, who has made The Spider his own! Also included is Arthur Leo Zagat’s “Doc Turner–-Slave Buyer,” read by Roy Worley. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.



Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 2
Now available!
Jungle Jim! The very name conjures up images of exotic locales, wild beasts and hostile natives. Jungle Jim braved these with the aid of his faithful Hindu companion, Kolu, as he traveled the wilds of southeastern Asia in search of adventure.
 
Jungle Jim is best remembered as the star of sixteen Columbia B-movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, fresh off his twelve-year stint as Tarzan, beginning in 1948. But Jungle Jim’s history goes back more than a decade.

Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
 

Beginning with Tarzan, the twentieth century was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a professional hunter in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.
 
Jungle Jim was the archetypal Great White Hunter who usually explores the kind of “lost worlds” which filled the pages of adventure magazines, and later, movie serials. He was everything one could ask for in a pulp protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
 
This volume contains 40 fifteen-minute episodes from 1936 and 1937, including the conclusion of The Purple Triangle (#41-53) and the beginning of The Tiger’s Claw (#54-80), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure. 10 hours $29.98 Audio CDs / $14.99





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

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Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The Spider #75: Satan's Murder Machines
Must New York bow down in abject terror before the relentless onslaughts of the IRON MAN — the super-criminal who could direct gigantic steel robots to spill the blood of hundreds at his merest whim?... Richard Wentworth said no! Yet his only weapons with which to back his heroic denial were his few loyal aides, and the garb of The Spider, Master of Men!... The greatest Spider story ever told! 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. $2.99.
 

G-8 and His Battle Aces #107: The Wings of the Iron Claw
Out of the caverns of the lost came the deathless beast-men of Herr Goulon, Hunland’s Master-mind of Murder and to save the world he was fighting for, the Ace American Flying Spy had to undertake a solo flight beyond the grave! 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. $2.99.
 
Captain Combat #1:The Sky Beast of Berlin
Bill Combat stands beside the dead body of his mother and swears an oath, before God and man, which her murderers shall perish by his hand! Here is an American Ace, thrown into the hell and misery of Europe’s war, offering his life, his courage, his guns and his flying skill, that dictators may vanish from a troubled world! Fly the skies of early World War II with Captain Bill Combat — the war ace who fought across Europe through the smoke of human liberties as it vanished from the earth. Fearlessly he battled the minions of the Nazi war machine. The Nazi evil had murdered his mother and uncle, and he vowed vengeance. It was a rousing call to America, which had not yet entered the war. But it was a call that only lasted for three issues of Captain Combat magazine: April, June and August of 1940. Captain Combat was a symbol created by author Barry Barton to do and say the things that America couldn't officially say in those perilous times. Read along as blue skies turn red above, as green pastures become the barren homes of the dead. Today it stands as a rare glimpse of what fear fanned across America in the days when war was an ominous threat upon a bloody horizon. Captain Combat returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: John H. Knox Book 1
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by John H. Knox, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Dr. Klitgard’s Monster" by Leon Byrne
I let my wife stand witness to Dr. Klitgard’s monstrous experiments with a giant ape — against my will... Good God! Could I have only known the ghastly plan went further... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Express to Hell" by Julius Long
Enden built his setting with the genius of the damned — and the mad gods laughed when his vengeance plan proved a deadly boomerang! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales Terror Tales: "The Devil's Blood Bath" by Harry F Olmsted
In the abandoned clipper's rotting hold, Bruce Cameron saw his sweetheart go mad with a strange and frightful greed! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #26: "Tenderfoot Cupid"
Sourapple Gulch was a city of dreary, unhappy women. Pert Cinnie was sure she had the right remedy to liven up the girls — even though handsome Rand thought her a frivolous brat. A story of new love and ancient hatred in the grandeur of San Gabriel Canyon. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.







RED SONJA #80 -  Arriving in comic shops August 21!
(Writer) Brandon Jerwa (Art) Sergio Fernandez Davila (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

In a final showdown on dark and stormy seas, everyone is at risk when Red Sonja’s master plan goes awry!  Will the She-Devil die without redemption?  Will the dreaded vampire lord Dracula triumph?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






RED SONJA #5 - Coming in November!
Covers: Jenny Frison, Becky Cloonan, Stephanie Buscema
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Walter Geovani

Red Sonja, still recovering from her near-death ordeal, leads a small band of rebels in a stealth war against the invading armada, while the supreme dealer of death Dark Annisia returns to wreak havoc on Sonja’s small band of allies! Blood, lust and vengeance surround Red Sonja as she faces her ultimate foe!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 13



RED SONJA UNCHAINED #4 -  Arriving in comic shops August 21!
(Writer) Peter V. Brett (Art) Jack Jadson (Cover) Mel Rubi

Her soul trapped in an alternate dimension while the demon Bhamothes uses her body to wreak havoc in Hyrkania, Sonja must confront the spirit of the boy she murdered to stop the killing spree.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Rick Steele
Lost City of Azgara by Dick Enos
Now available!  


For thousands of years the City of Azgara and the secrets that rested within its golden walls have remained hidden in the darkest heart of Africa.  But now, that is all about to change.                                           

The former head of the defunct Nazi Ahnenerbe or as the rest of the world knew it; the Occult Sciences Division, has found a map. 
A map that may lead him to the power necessary to raise the Fourth Reich from the ashes and make him the new emperor of the world!                                       

All that stands between him and his goal is Rick Steele; a cashiered former test pilot, who now hauls air freight for a living.                           

Joey Campbell;  Rick’s partner and best friend.

Dr. Katherine Gallagher, head of the Anthropology department at New Mexico University, and the woman Rick loves. 

And Thelma McCally; Kate’s assistant, and a walking encyclopedia in sturdy shoes.

Together they must face the terrors of the jungle and the remnants of  one of the fiercest divisions of the German army to save the world!                   
The world needs heroes.  The world needs Rick Steele!                                                                       

Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Mirror Publishing
ISBN-10: 1612251897
ISBN-13: 978-1612251899
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches

$12.59
E-book version coming in October!
                                 
Also don’t miss the other Adventures of Rick Steele:         
Killer Kowboys from Space……the way it all began, and Vengeance of the Wolf. 
Both available from Amazon in either paperback or E book      
   




Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.

Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
"The Nightmare" from JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 


Artwork © Mark Wheatley

The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Full Metal Shadow

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 44! This week, Barry reviews two tales that are sure to stir up strong emotions from fans. First up: Reign of Terror, one of Bruce Elliott's Shadow novels (1948). In Elliott's final stab at the character, we finally get to see how the author would have handled the "traditional" version of the hero. Our second review: the final issue of Andrew Helfer's controversial run on the DC Comic puts The Shadow's head on top of a robot body! The Shadow # 19 (1988) can either be seen as one of the most unique moments in the character's long history -- or, perhaps, its absolute darkest.
 
If you love The Shadow, then this is the podcast for you!


 
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Crime Caravan - New!
A Quarter of Eight
The Strange Disappearance of Joe Cardona
Green Eyes
The Spy Ring

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE VAMPIRES OF LONDON HC - Coming in January!
Sylvain Cordurie (Writer), Laci (Art), Axel Gonzalbo (Color), and Jean-Sebastien Rossbach (Cover)

Sherlock Holmes died fighting Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach Falls. At least, that's what the press claims. However, Holmes is alive and well and taking advantage of his presumed death to travel the globe. Unfortunately, Holmes's plans are thwarted when a plague of vampirism haunts Britain.

96 pages, $17.99, On sale January 29.



THE SPIDER #18 - Coming in November!
Cover: Colton Worley
Writer: David Liss
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez

FINAL ISSUE!
It’s the series finale, and Wentworth must take on the greatest threat to the New York: Wentworth Industries! With his back to the wall, his family business in criminal hands, and his allies gone, the Spider has never been more desperate – or more dangerous. This is the thrilling, exploding, guns-a-blazing series conclusion that will change the character forever!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On Sale November 20



Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips
Volume 2 (1969-1971) - Coming December 24!


This second volume of a 4-book series collecting the entire run of the Tarzan newspaper strip by Russ Manning presents five complete daily storylines and five complete Sundays adventures. In the dailies from October 29, 1969 through March 31, 1971, Tarzan meets the Stone Pharaoh while his son, Korak, encounters the Gryf Worshippers. In the Sundays from May 18, 1969 through January 17, 1971, Tarzan embarks on a safari to Opar and we learn the backstory on how he met his wife and life partner Jane. The more than 600 daily and Sunday strips are reproduced from the Edgar Rice Burroughs file copies. Optional: In 1967 Manning was selected by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate to take over the strip and bring it back to the original Burroughs vision. With assists by Bill Stout, Mike Royer, and Dave Stevens, Manning created a modern classic.

Hardcover: 296 pages
ISBN-10: 1613778201
ISBN-13: 978-1613778203
$49.99





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.

Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 4
- New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Weird Tales Part 3 - New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 2
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 1
Richard Matheson and Hell House
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 4
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 3


Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE MIND MASTER  by Tom Johnson

New York has a new hero. In a contemporary setting, thieves knock over an art gallery, stealing famous and valuable paintings, and at the same time hit a museum displaying a necklace once belonging to Queen Bathsheba given to her by King Solomon, its value beyond price. From the chaos rises a new hero, His aides are Rocky, an ex heavyweight boxer with ham-like fist, and Korean Jae Lee, master of martial arts. Both can kill with their hands when necessary. Kay Shannon, a beautiful singer is brought into the group, whose weapon is her beauty. The Mind Master has the deadliest weapon of all, his mind. Wearing all black, except for a red scarf around his neck, with a fedora perched above his eyes he remains in the background as his agents seek the perpetrators.










09 August 2013

Adventure House
Now online!

Good news!  We've just added a BUY NOW page of pulps now available for direct sale. 
First come first served. So grab them while you can. 
To see these gems, just go to the Adventure House Auction Calendar page and click on the BUY NOW.

You can also access the calendar through the website by clicking on the Adventure House Auction Logo.



Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Airship 27 Productions
SINBAD: THE NEW VOYAGES VOLUME 2
THE BLUE NYMPH SETS SAIL!
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present the second volume of brand new stories starring the greatest seaman of them all, Sinbad the Sailor and his international crew of daring adventurers. Here are Henri Delacrois, the deadly archer from Gaul, Ralf Gunarson, the strapping young Viking giant, Tishimi Osara, the beautiful female samurai, and, of course, Omar, the irascible first mate. All of them are bound together by their love of action and yearning to explore uncharted lands.
“We released the first volume of this series last year,” said Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Reader response was overwhelming, and we soon were getting lots of mail to do more. It’s very clear there are lots of people out there who lovingly remember those old Harryhausen Sinbad movies.”

This volume contains a new novella by Ed Erdelac with short stories by Shelby Vick and Erwin K. Roberts. Capturing the feel of the old cinematic hero developed by the late stop-action animator Ray Harryhausen, the volume features illustrations by Steven Wilcox and a cover by Kevin Johnson with designs by Rob Davis. Over the horizon awaits treasure, beautiful exotic maidens and monsters beyond imagining. Dare you sign aboard with Sinbad El Ari? If so, then battened hatches and have your curved blade ready, heart pounding adventure awaits within these pages.

Airship 27 Productions is one of the leading publishers of the New Pulp Movement, keeping alive the classic pulp literature of the 30s and 40s while producing newer pulp themed titles by today’s brightest writers and artists. The publisher now offers sixty novels and anthologies, and all titles are available digitally via Amazon’s Kindle as well as at several other outlets. Some are available as e-books. To learn more about Airship 27 and the books they publish, go to the Airship 27 Productions link below.

Sinbad 2 is available from Amazon.com in both hard copy and digitally for Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
Captain Hazzard: CITADEL OF FEAR Audiobook
Coming soon!

He was a hero that rose out of the adversity of the late 1930s.
 
He's back! and Captain Hazzardis roaring out of the past for his second audio adventure. Airship 27 Productions, in conjunction with Dynamic Ram Audio, is thrilled to announce they are about to produce Captain Hazzard - Citadel of Fear, co-written by novelists Ron Fortier & Martin Powell with voice actor Joe Stofko reading.
 
Captain Hazzard was originally a single-issue pulp magazine published in 1938 by Magazine Publishers. Hazzard was a rich adventurer in the Big Apple who battled for justice with a team of super-scientists.
 
The Captain had suffered blindness for fifteen years, and his afflection had enhanced his other senses — including his intellect. After surgery restored his eyesight, and equipped with almost two decades of immersing himself in studying hypnotism and mysticism, the Captain was ready for a fight--with crime! He headquarted his team at Hazzard Laboratories, a complex of scientific labs and aircraft hangers.
 
So the riproaring adventures began.
 
Last year Dynamic Ram Audio released Captain Hazzard's first audio adventure, Python Men of the Lost City, to the applause of pulp and adventure fans everywhere. Joe Stofko voiced that book as well. At the time of its publication, it was the first new Captain Hazzard novel in over 65 years.
 
Joe Stofko is a busy stage, and audio drama actor. After military service, he worked for 13 years in radio broadcasting as a newscaster and disc jockey. He was employed in a number of technology positions after leaving broadcasting, and continued working behind the microphone with occasional voice-over work for several cable television franchises in the northeast.

 
Captain Hazzard and the Python Men of the Lost Citywas Joe’s first audio book. It is still available from Audible.com, Airship 27, and the Dynamic Ram Audio website.

“We were so happy with how well that audio version came out, it was only natural that we would want to follow it up with the second book in the series,” explains Fortier. “And again, we can’t envision anyone reading this other than Joe. He totally becomes the Champion of Justice!”
 
Co-author Ron Fortier's other novels include: Trail of the Seahawks with Ardath Mayhar, Monkey Station with Ardath Mayhar, The Hounds of Hell with Gordon Linzner, three additional Captain Hazzard novels, Brother Bones, and Witchfire. His comics work includes Popeye, Daughters of Dracula, Adventures of Mr. Jigsaw, Green Hornet, and many others.
 
Co-author Martin Powell is the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. Martin also writes children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies.
 
Airship 27 Productions is one of the leading publishers of the New Pulp Movement, keeping alive the classic pulp literature of the 30s and 40s while producing newer pulp themed titles by today’s brightest writers and artists. The publisher now offers sixty novels and anthologies, and all titles are available digitally via Amazon’s Kindle as well as at several other outlets. Some are available as e-books. To learn more about Airship 27 and the books they publish, go to airship27.blogspot.com/ or http://airship27.com/.
 
Dynamic Ram of England produces and distributes audio books. The company's titles include Railroad, Hugh Monn Private Detective, and Doctor Despicable's Chamber of Cinema. Its Audio Manager and Sound Engineer is Chris Barnes. More information about Dynamic Ram is available at http://www.dynamic-ram.co.uk/.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES Volume 2
by Victor Rousseau

Introduction by Morgan Wallace

The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues! Volume two of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: "Bloated Death," "Killer in Yellow," and "Murder in Paradise." This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence, as well as an all-new introduction by Victor Rousseau expert Morgan A. Wallace.
 
364 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
 
Order the paperback from Amazon: $29.95
 Order the limited edition hardcover: $39.95 (only 100 made)


Altus Press 


Altus Press
Now available!

THE MASKED DETECTIVE OMNIBUS Volume 1
by Norman A. Daniels
introduction by Tom Johnson


Presenting the complete reprinting of another of Thrilling's crime fighters: the Masked Detective! Published over the course of five years, this series was another which was the product of Thrilling's stable of writers: Norman Daniels, Sam Merwin, Jr., W.T. Ballard, G.T. Fleming-Roberts, and Laurence Donovan, among others.

Crime reporter Rex Parker dons a mask to fight crime in his own way! A master of the French art of la savate, Parker is joined on his battle with the underworld by Dan Gleason of Homicide and beauty columnist Winnie Bligh.

Volume 1 contains the first three stories:
"Alias the Masked Detective" (Fall 1940)
"The Masked Detective's Warning, (Winter 1941)
"The Masked Detective's Manhunt" (Spring 1941)

376 pages, approx. 6"x9"
 
Order the paperback from Amazon: $29.95
 Order the limited edition hardcover: $39.95 (only 100 made)





Altus Press
Now available!
The Masked Rider Archives Volume 1
by Oscar Schisgall and William H. Stueber
Introduction by Will Murray


Collected for the first time: the original Masked Rider series!

Collected for the first time: the original Masked Rider series! Originally published by Ranger Publications, Altus Press has committed to collecting all the rare and illusive Masked Rider yarns from these early years prior to its acquisition by Standard Publications. Each volume will include new articles and information about the series as well as the history of Ranger Publications, one of the earliest companies run by Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman.

Volume 1 contains the first three stories, uncut, in order, and accompanied by the original illustrations: "The Black Caballero" by Oscar Schisgall along with "The Avenging Shadow" and "Sapphire Mesa," both by William H. Stueber. 
340 pages, approx. 6"x9"

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE James Bama Commemorative 5-pack Collection
In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions plus a NEW expanded variant edition of DOC SAVAGE #18 with an exclusive 15-page interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: three exclusive James Bama art prints. In ten thrill-packed pulp novels, Doc Savage avenges his father's murder in The Man of Bronze, confronts his greatest enemy in Fortress of Solitude and The Devil Genghis, and battles super-humans in The Monsters and The Whisker of Hercules and deadly dinosaurs in The Land of Terror! PLUS The Czar of Fear, Repel, Resurrection Day and World's Fair Goblin! This landmark collection showcases five knockout James Bama covers, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, forewords by Peter David, Lester Dent and Gerry Conway, and historical commentary by Will Murray, Brian M. Kane and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-112-7, $49.95 (plus $5.05 postage = $55.00)


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$49.95 (plus $5.05 postage = $55.00)
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 75: "The Golden Master," "Death's Bright Finger" and "REIGN OF TERROR" - Triple Novel Special
The Knight of Darkness battles diabolical supervillains in classic pulp thrillers by all three "Maxwell Grants." First, the Master of Darkness confronts his greatest superfoe, Shiwan Khan, "The Golden Master," in Walter Gibson's landmark novel that inspired the blockbuster 1994 movie. Then, The Shadow battles The Light in "Death's Bright Finger," a violent thriller by Theodore Tinsley. Finally, The Shadow and his agents are faced with a "Reign of Terror" in Bruce Elliott's final (and best) pulp novel. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-120-2 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95 


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
THE AVENGER Volume 12: "The Wilder Curse," "Midnight Murder" and "To Kill a Dead Man"
The pulps' legendary "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Justice, Inc. must unmask a serial murderer before "The Wilder Curse" claims further innocent victims. Then, a deadly plane crash sets Dick Benson on the trail of the incredible0 new .. invention behind "Midnight Murder." PLUS "To Kill a Dead Man," the final Avenger thriller from the back pages of The Shadow Magazine by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Lenosci and A. Leslie Ross, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-126-4  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
THE SHADOW Volume 78: "The Circle of Death" and "The Sledge-Hammer Crimes" 
The Master of Darkness crushes murderous evil in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow enters "The Circle of Death" to uncover the strange secret behind a bizarre series of Time Square killings! Then, the murder of a museum curator by an ancient Mayan stone hammer is only the first of an inexplicable series of robberies. Can The Shadow unmask the hidden mastermind behind "The Sledge-Hammer Crimes" and end the deadly crime wave? This instant collector's item features both original color pulp covers by George Rozen, the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Tom Lovell and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-127-1 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in November!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 71: "Angry Ghost" and "The Disappearing Lady"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in action-packed novels by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, America's national security is threatened by "The Angry Ghost" that brings horrific destruction to the U.S. Treasury Building, a bridge and a military base. Then, the Man of Bronze seeks to unravel the million-dollar blackmail and murder scheme of "The Disappearing Lady." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp cover by Emery Clarke and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, plus historical commentary by Doc Savage-novelist Will Murray.(Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-128-8 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in November!
THE SHADOW Volume 79: "Crime Circus" and "Noose of Death" 
The Master of Darkness investigates bizarre crimes in classic pulp novels by Walter Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow goes undercover behind the glamour and gaiety of the Big Top to unmask "Circus Crime." Then, an off-trail mystery leads The Shadow from Manhattan's Madison Square Garden to a Western dude ranch to save innocent victims from the strangling coils of the "Noose of Death." This instant collector's item features the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Tom Lovell and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-129-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Argonotes - Now online!

Pulpfest 2013 - New!
Wordsmith, and a Return
New Book! - Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960
The Later Argosy - Mysteries, Monsters, and Extraterrestrials
Pulps, in Hardcover
Pulpfest 2012
Frank Munsey Archives
Dime Novels - The Jeff Clayton series
Blood 'n' Thunder - Summer 2011 - Munsey: The Man Who Made The Argosy
The Thief of Bagdad - 1924 - Douglas Fairbanks
Original Fandom - Golden Age Green Lantern

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





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

PulpFest 2013 Report: Part Two
PulpFest 2013 Report: Part One

Holiday Weekend Sale: 20% Off
Beginning: Our Summer Surprise Sales!
Collectibles Section Overhauled! -
THE SHADOW (1994) on Blu-ray
PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 242: Tim Byrd
Tim Byrd shares with Ric his novel Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom.

Episode 241: Weird Worlds of Joel Jenkins
Episode 240: Bill Cunningham
Episode 239: Andrez Bergman
Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
Panel Fest Episode 24: PulpFest 2013 Walter Baumhofer - New!
Panel Fest Episode 23: PulpFest2013 Heroes of 1933 - New!
Panel Fest Episode 22: PulpFest 2013 Doc Savage Panel - New!
Panel Fest Episode 21: PulpFest 2013 Eckert and Small Readings - New!
Panel Fest Episode 20: PulpFest 2013 Van Allen Plexico - New!
Panel Fest Episode 19: PulpFest 2013 William Patrick Maynard - New!
Panel Fest Episode 18: PulpFest 2013 Interviews
Panel Fest Episode 17: PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
Panel Fest Episode 16 - PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai
 
Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!

Pulp Gallery: SPICY WESTERN (1937) - New!
Tarzan of the Comics (1943-44) - New!
Paperback Gallery: THE AVENGER 7, 8 & 9 (1972-73) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "The Man in the Silver Mask" - a complete Pulp Hero novelette by Erle Stanley Gardner
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING MYSTERY
SHADOW COMICS 13, 14 & 15 (1941-42)
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 7, 8 & 9 (1926)
Forgotten Books: DURANDAL - A Crusader in the Horde by Harold Lamb (1931)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE (1937)


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #5   
Arriving in comic shops August 14!

Written by Mark Rahner, Art by Lui Antonio, Cover by Jay Anacleto.

To keep the peace, Dejah Thoris must keep a dreadful secret – the inhuman acts she witnessed and endured at the hands of outlaw Tharks.  To reveal such horror would break the alliances that John Carter forged, pitting all of Mars in a race war.  But the price of her secrecy grants the brutal Cult of Hok free reign to launch a terror campaign of their own!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.






E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Death by Proxy" from the October 15, 1936 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
  
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Lottery Racketeer" by Nels Leroy Jorgensen from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, February, 1948
Featuring: Black Burton
When Burton answers the call of his reporter friend Prior, he runs into a mysterious nest of rackets within rackets!
"The Call From Stateroom 37" by Philip M. Fisher, Jr. from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, January 24, 1920
It was on the sugar steamer Hulana this year that the ship's purser spent the twelve hour watch alone on board ship.  At least he thought he was alone.
"Death With Pictures" by John L. Benton from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1949
A press photographer gets some camera angles on murder.



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

In Writings
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Liverpool Mystery
- New this week!
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


Fringe #2: The Burning Man - Now available!

The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government's shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature.

Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series.
The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan--and the alternate universe!
Book two explores how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.

Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon's Buffy graphic novels continue that series' official storyline.



Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1781163111
ISBN-13: 978-1781163115
$7.99



The Golden Age - Now online!

ERB-dom Part 8, #41-#45 - New!
ERB-dom Part 7, #36-#40
- New!
ERB-dom, Part 6, #31-#35
- New!
ERB-dom Part 5, #26-#30
- New!
ERB-dom, Part 4, #21-#25
- New!
ERB-dom Pt 3, #16-#20
ERB-dom Pt 2, #11-#15

ERB-dom Pt 1, #1-#10

Jeff Jones, I am a Barbarian

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Misc Titles

ROY G. KRENKEL1918 ~ 1983

THE WESTERNS by Edgar Rice Burroughs

JEFFREY JONES
MICHAEL W. KALUTA, Carson of Venus


HALF PAST DANGER #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney

The race is on! Toht and his S.S. have collected enough dinosaur specimens, and are speeding toward the coast in their armored train in order to depart the island. Irish and his team must give chase, and find a way to stop their foes before they can board their ship and deliver their prizes to the Fuhrer.



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Hermes Press
BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY #1 (of 4) 
Arriving in comic shops August 14!
Howard Chaykin’s revival of the first, best, and original sci-fi hero returns in August
with an all-new four book story-line!

(Writer/Artist) Howard Chaykin

Buck Rogers, the first, best, and original Sci-Fi hero returns with Howard Chaykin drawing and writing this action packed incarnation of this iconic title. Over eighty years after the creation of the newspaper strip that become a household word, Howard Chaykin has returned the character and his universe back to basics: Buck Rogers, former World War I ace is accidentally suspended in time only to awaken to new and different earth, 500 years in the future, fragmented by war and ruled by an omnipotent force — the Chinese. Now, Buck along with Colonel Wilma Deering, begins a new fight, to free the United States!

7x10, 32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Hodgson: A Collection of Essays by Sam Gafford - Now available!

William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) wrote many classic of supernatural horror including THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, THE NIGHT LAND, "The Voice in the Night", "From the Tideless Sea" as well as creating CARNACKI, THE GHOST-FINDER. Since 1992, Sam Gafford has been at the fore-front of Hodgson criticism and scholarship. This book combines several of his most important essays along with newer articles about Hodgson's life and work. Included here is the ground-breaking essay, "Writing Backwards: The Novels of William Hope Hodgson" that led to a completely new evaluation of Hodgson's novels with the revolutionary claim that THE NIGHT LAND was actually the FIRST novel that Hodgson ever wrote! An in-depth investigation of Hodgson's infamous with Harry Houdini in 1902 is the subject of "Houdini v Hodgson: The Blackburn Challenge". This collection provides a foundation for further criticism and study of Hodgson's life and career.

Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Ulthar Press
ISBN-10: 0615858724
ISBN-13: 978-0615858722
$9.95



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, March 1941
The first story in a new Carson of Venus series: SLAVES OF THE FISH MEN by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Contents:
 SLAVES OF THE FISH MEN by Edgar Rice Burroughs
DEATH WALKS IN WASHINGTON by James Norman
THE THOUGHT ROBOT by John York Cabot
BEYOND THE TIME DOOR by David Wright O'Brien
ADOPTED SON OF THE STARS by William P. McGivern
SECRET OF THE STONE DOLL by Don Wilcox
TWENTY-FIFTH CENTURY SHERLOCK by Duncan Farnsworth

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages. $15.00.
 
ARMY ROMANCES, Spring 1946
The second issue of this short-lived pulp magazine.


Contents:
HERO BEWARE by Andy Lang
LOOK OF LOVE by James E. West
MO-MOU, BE GOOD! by W. C. MacAllister
SICILY GIRL by Lloyd Shearer
DON'T SAY IT UNLESS ... by Marian Bruce
ST. HTD. 3RM. APT. WITH 8TH by Marion A. Taylor
FILIPINA by John Scott Douglas

7 x 10 inch, 82 pages. $15.00.

 
JOHNNY MAYHEM: The Complete Series by Milton Lesser
Johnny Mayhem was a series character which appeared in Amazing Stories digest magazine.


Contents:
 
Johnny Mayhem was a series character which appeared in Amazing Stories digest magazine in September and November 1955, January, June, July, and October 1956, March and June 1957, and January, June, and November 1958.
The complete series is presented in facsimile format.


5.5 x 7.5 inch, 278 pages. $19.95.

 
   




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Some Early WILD WEST WEEKLY covers - New!
PULP FEST 2013 REPORT
The Mechanical Horses of the LONE RANGER
Photo Essay: A Day in the Daisy Bacon's Life at Street & Smith
DOC SAVAGE MOVIE ON TRACK WITH IRON MAN 3'S DIRECTOR: WILL MURRAY'S THOUGHTS
The Relationship Between Pulp Editor and Writer: Fantastic Article Out Now
Upcoming Paul Powers Stories and Articles
Daisy Bacon's First Love Story In Its Entirety



The Man from U.N.C.LE. - Movie  Update!

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Hugh Grant has signed on for a supporting role in Guy Ritchie's spy film The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Grant will play the head of British Naval Intelligence.
Production is slated to begin in September.





MARK SCHULTZ'S XENOZOIC TALES: ARTIST'S EDITION HC - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
Written, art and cover by Mark Schultz.

Xenozoic Tales is the classic story of a post-apocalyptic future where mankind has retreated to vast subterranean cities to escape a world ravaged by environmental calamities. Centuries later, Upon emerging from their underground dwellings, they find their civilization is gone--replaced with the most fearsome beasts to ever walk the Earth... Dinosaurs! Mark Schultz delivers an epic adventure tale, one complete with romance and intrigue. Collecting issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Xenoxoic Tales, the final six chapters (so far), and with Schultz at the peal of his artistic powers.

144 pages, black and white, in stores on July 10.




The New Pulp Heroes - New pulp blog now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Don “Daredevil” Donovan - New!
Preliminary Listing - New!
The Devil B'Tonga - New!
Deadline - New!
Dark Avenger
The Mind Master
Mistik
Chu Jung
Frank Devlin
The Grey Monk


Philip José Farmer: Flesh
Arriving in book stores August 13!

Space Commander Stagg explored the galaxies for 800 years. Upon his return, the hero Stagg is made the centerpiece of an incredible public ritual, one that will repeatedly take him to the heights of ecstasy and the depths of hell.


ISBN-10: 1781163014
ISBN-13: 978-1781163016

$9.95




The 2013 Munsey Award goes to Garyn G. Roberts!

Garyn G. Roberts has been named the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award. Nominated by the general pulp community, Garyn was selected through a vote by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. The award is a fine art print by Dan Zimmer of a painting by David Saunders and is presented annually to a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community.

Garyn has worked in the field of higher education for many years, teaching English and popular culture studies. He is also an unabashed fan of the pulps. Garyn has written extensively about the pulps, both professionally and as a fan. He has edited or co-edited some of the best collections from the pulps including A Cent a Story: The Best from Ten Detective Aces, More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps, The Compleat Adventures of the Moon Man, The Magical Mysteries of Don Diavolo, and The Compleat Great Merlini Saga. His insightful essays in these books and elsewhere have led to a greater understanding of the pulps both inside and outside of the pulp community. His collection, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, a college level textbook, is notable for the attention paid to the pulp magazines. Additionally, Garyn has helped other researchers with various pulp-related projects and is a regular attendee of pulp conventions where he often serves as a presenter and panelist. Last year's Munsey Award winner, Matt Moring, publisher of Altus Press, recently said about Garyn: "He's been nothing but helpful and outgoing with anything I've ever asked of him." That pretty much describes how Professor Roberts reacts to all the requests made of him by the pulp community.

Other nominees for this year's award included Charles Ardai, J. Randolph Cox, Stephen T. Miller, Laurie Powers, J. Barry Traylor, George Vanderburgh, Dan Zimmer, William G. Contento, Chris Kalb, Phil Stephensen-Payne, Celina Summers, and Howard Wright. John DeWalt also received votes.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Munsey and/or Rusty Awards. If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy of either award, please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2014. Please visit the Awards page of the PulpFest website for additional details. Thanks for your help.

 PulpFest 2013 Interviews
PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai

Laurie's Wild West
PULP FEST 2013 REPORT

The Mystery*File
CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2013  by Walker Martin

Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
3rd Annual Pulp Fiction Lecture--Ed Hulse on the "Hero Pulps"

Pulp Crazy
Pulpfest 2011 – The Shadow on Radio - New!
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Coverage Wrap Up
Pulpfest 2013 - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions
Pulpfest 2013 - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - 2013 Munsey Award Presentation
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc & The King
Pulpest 2013 - The Future of New Pulp Fiction
Pulpfest 2013 - Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc Savage & the Pulp Heroes of 1933
Pulpfest 2013 - Farmercon VIII
Pulpfest 2013 - Win Scott Eckert & John Allen Small
Pulpfest 2013 - Hollywood & The Hero Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - The Pulp Descendants of Fu Manchu
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Purchases
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Convention Report

Yellowed Perils
PulpFest Reports


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard - New!
Pulpfest 2011 – The Shadow on Radio - New!
Richard B. Riddick, Modern Day Pulp Hero
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Coverage Wrap Up
Pulpfest 2013 - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions
Pulpfest 2013 - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps!
Pulpfest 2013 - 2013 Munsey Award Presentation
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc & The King

Pulp Den - Now online!

Wordslingers: An Epitaph For The Western - New!
Fangs Out
The Mind Master
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker
Bad Moon Rising
Dead Wrong
Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth
The Honey West Files Volume One

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

S.B.H. Hurst - Sailor, Traveller and Writer - New!
Biblio-maniacal thoughts from Bohumil Hrabal's Too Loud a Solitude
Short story by Robert V. Carr - Business Letters of a Cowboy
Foreign Legion stories - great blog
Gordon MacCreagh - Trapped by a man-eater
Charles Beadle on writing fiction and selling his first novel
Gotham's Sanitation Corps Real Athletes of Nation (not pulp-related)
Author profile: J Paul Suter (Newspaper article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1951)
Review: The Adventures of Jehannum Smith by Gordon MacCreagh
Map of Adventure


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Meet Rocambole - New!
A look at ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem’ - New!
Review: ‘Guns of the Black Ghost’
Philip José Farmer and pulp
Review: ‘Blood of the Centipede’
Doc Atlas: an overview
Review: ‘Deadly Excitements: Shadows and Phantoms’
Review: ‘Sons of Thor’ (Pro Se Presents #9/10)
Review: ‘Mystery Men (& Women)’ Vol. 1

Review: ‘Pulp Detectives’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Calling all Midwest fans of bronze - New!
‘The Shadow’ (May 1, 1942) - New!
PulpFest 2013 reports
PulpFest 2013 gets under way
Can’t you see I’m reading?
A look at comic book artists in the pulps
A square named Lovecraft
‘MacBride & Kennedy’ coming in fall
Which group are you?
D.B. Newton: 1916-2013

RED SONJA Volume 2 #2 - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Nicola Scott (main), Jenny Frison

Placed in an unwinnable war against an implacable foe, Sonja is forced to do an inconceivable move that will cost her like no previous battle ever has! The thrilling re-imagining of the greatest female sword and sorcery hero ever created continues...do not miss this jaw-dropping issue!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Riddick - Coming to theaters September 6!

Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

Director:  David Twohy
Writers:  David Twohy, Jim Wheat
Stars:  Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff| See full cast and crew


Robert E. Howard
Tour the home of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian

Here’s a chance to see the home of a real-life fantasy legend. LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention aka Worldcon, will host a special one-day tour of the house and haunts of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian and other tales of swords and sorcery.
 
The tour runs Wednesday, Aug. 28, at a cost of $50 per person. Seats are limited and are first-come, first-served. You can book a spot through LoneStarCon 3′s website and get more information via howard-tour@LoneStarCon3.org.
 
Participants will ride a charted bus from San Antonio to the Robert E. Howard Museum (which was also his home) in Cross Plains, TX. REH experts Mark Finn and Rusty Burke will guide tour-goers on the journey, which includes other Cross Plains hot spots relevant to Howard’s short life in the town. The writer died there in 1936 at age 30.
 
If you can’t make the REH tour, you can still catch a special Robert E. Howard exhibit at the Convention Center, home of this year’s Worldcon. The exhibit includes items from the REH museum collection and Cross Plains Library, as well as works from Dark Horse Comics, publisher of several Howard comics titles, and items from private collectors. That exhibit runs for the duration of Worldcon, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2.
 
Howard introduced the world to Conan, Soloman Kane and other fantasy figures in the pages of “Weird Tales” and other pulps in the 1920s and 30s. And while considered the father of modern sword and sorcery, the Peaster, TX-native also penned his share of Westerns.
 
Whatever the genre, Howard cranked out letters like Conan tore through enemies. LoneStarCon 3 notes the prolific writer penned more than 300 short stories and novellas, as well as more than 700 poems in a career that lasted just a little more than a decade.



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Deadly Excitements

The Shadow Fan returns for his 43rd episode! This week Barry responds to listener feedback, discusses a theory floating around about The Shadow: Year One and then reviews Deadly Excitements: Shadows & Phantoms by Robert Sampson. Plus: Barry talks about the greatness that was Walter B. Gibson.
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!
 
THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #2 - Arriving in comic shops August 14!
By Michael Uslan and drawn by Keith Burns
Covers by Alex Ross and John Cassaday

 
The Green Hornet and Kato ally with Shiwan Khan against the dark force known as The Shadow, warned that a storm is coming to America... an electrically-charged storm of Biblical proportions... a storm that will bring explosive destruction to the heart of the country's communications, finance and manufacturing industries...  a storm that will rain fear across the United States... for Khan now knows how to turn the ultimate power on earth against The Shadow and his secret partner, the scientist who invented the auto-gyro and first harnessed this terrible power, Nikola Tesla!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

A Quarter of Eight - New!
The Strange Disappearance of Joe Cardona - New!
Green Eyes
The Spy Ring
Death Token
Death Jewels
The Golden Pagoda
The Blue Sphinx
Death on Ice


 Tarzan - In The City of Gold (Volume 1):
The Complete Burne Hogarth Sundays and Dailies Library
Coming April 22, 2014!

 
Burne Hogarth is one of the most famous artists in the history of comic strips - at the peak with Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) and Hal Foster (Prince Valiant). In 1936 he followed Foster on the massively popular Tarzan comic strip, and set a new standard for dynamics and excitement. This is the first of four exclusive volumes that will collect Hogarth's entire run, beginning with Tarzan and the Golden City.
 
Restored and reproduced in an oversized format, these editions will finally do justice to one of the most lauded illustrators of all time, whose work has been out of print for more than a decade.  
Details of illustrations:  
Full-color restorations of the newspaper strips, reproduced in the oversized full-page format made popular by current collections of Prince Valiant and Popeye the Sailor.
 
Hardcover: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1781163170
ISBN-13: 978-1781163177
$39.95


Titan Books

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.

Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 2
- New!
Weird Fiction & Fantasy Magazines-Part 1 - New!
Richard Matheson and Hell House
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 4
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 3
Dark Shadows, Star Wars, and Richard Matheson
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 2
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 1
Katherine Maclean (b. 1925) and Mary Kornbluth (1920-2007)
Michael Avallone (1924-1999)
Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE MIND MASTER  by Tom Johnson

New York has a new hero. In a contemporary setting, thieves knock over an art gallery, stealing famous and valuable paintings, and at the same time hit a museum displaying a necklace once belonging to Queen Bathsheba given to her by King Solomon, its value beyond price. From the chaos rises a new hero, His aides are Rocky, an ex heavyweight boxer with ham-like fist, and Korean Jae Lee, master of martial arts. Both can kill with their hands when necessary. Kay Shannon, a beautiful singer is brought into the group, whose weapon is her beauty. The Mind Master has the deadliest weapon of all, his mind. Wearing all black, except for a red scarf around his neck, with a fedora perched above his eyes he remains in the background as his agents seek the perpetrators.










02 August 2013

2013 Film Release Dates
August 9, 2013
ELYSIUM
September 13, 2013
September 27, 2013
I, FRANKENSTEIN
THE TOMB
October 18, 2013
CARRIE
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 25, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
JACK RYAN

Adventure House - Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #131
Black Bat Issue

 "Thirty-One Deadly Guns" by G. Wayman-Jones
 Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 110 pages, $9.95




Adventure House - Now available!
The Phantom Detective - 02/44

"Murder of a Plaster Sain"t by Robert Wallace
"When evil, swift-striking death stalks the town of Bradford,
the Phantom Detective embarks on the dangerous trail of
 criminal conspirators who hide their nefarious actitivies
behind a sinister cloak of mystery!"

"Cook's Fight Ou"t by Richard Brister
"Weather For Crooks" by Frank Johnson
"Journey To Doom" by H. Wlff Salz
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 96 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 11/42

"Riddle In Red" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Dead Girls Can't Talk" by John Ryan
"Too Many Clues" by John Wayne
"Murderer's Day" by Max Neilson
"Hate Never Dies" by R.T. Maynard
"Truth or Consequences" by Walton Grey
"Shadow of Death" by Paul Hanna
"Pretty Corpse" by William Decatur

Cover Artist: Allen Anderson

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Pirate Stories - 03/35

"Pirate Vengeance" by Captain Dingle
"Paul Honfray battles Dick Bristol, the pirate chief, who has taken
 the vivid Nita aboard his black brig."

"Red Sea Racket" by J. Winchbombe-Taylor
"The Golden Galleon" by J. Allan Dunn
"Outlaws of the Air" by George Allan Moffatt
 
Cover Artist: Joseph Sokoli

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Age of Aces
PulpFest Exclusive!
Coffin Kirk
by Arch Whitehouse


This book is not available for sale on Amazon, as it was produced exclusively for the 2013 Pulpfest convention.
Age of Aces is working on an ebook version!

As a young boy, Brian Kirk witnessed the brutal murder of his zoo-keeper father at the hands of a secret criminal organization known as "The Circle of Death". He swore he would have his revenge and after years of training, he was ready to fulfill his pledge. “Coffin” Kirk, as he is now called due to his deadpan demeanor, is aided in this quest by his sidekick and tail-gunner Tank, a trained gorilla. However, “The Circle of Death” is now in league with the Axis of Evil—the Nazis and Imperial Japan—with Kirk and Tank standing in the way of their world domination! The extraordinarily prolific Arch Whitehouse drew upon his own experiences as a tail-gunner in the Royal Air Force to bring to life the colorful aces that flew through his stories. His characters for Flying Aces and Sky Birds were extremely popular with readers of the 1930’s and ‘40s. Coffin Kirk and his gorilla tail-gunner Tank are one of his craziest pairs of aces ever to fly the pulp magazine skies.





Altus Press
Now available!

The Complete Cases of Max Latin by Norbert Davis
Introduction by John D. MacDonald
Illustrations by John Fleming Gould


Enjoy the adventures of Max Latin, the detective who doesn't want to be a detective!
Author Norbert Davis mixed the classic hard-boiled style with humor, making Max Latin unique in pulp fiction.
Appearing for only five stories in Dime Detective, this new edition restores all the original John Fleming Gould illustrations
and includes the authoritative introduction by fellow Dime Detective scribe, John D. MacDonald.



 
Altus Press
Now available!
 
The Collected Tales of Sangroo the Sun-God
 by J. Irving Crump

 
The Lost Series Returns to Print! Appearing for only two stories in Clatyon Publication’s ultra-rare Jungle Stories and written by J. Irving Crump (writter of the Og series),
Sangroo was among the most interesting of the Tarzan clones.
 Never before reprinted, These stories have now returned to print after 80 years.
 
218 pages, approx. 6"x9"

 

Order the paperback from Amazon: $14.95
 Order the limited edition hardcover: $29.95 (only 100 made)





Beb Books - Now available!
This week’s releases from Beb Books features Secret Agent "X".
Pulpfest special debut!

Secret Agent “X” —
The Complete Stories and Features Edition

Not a replica - the photocopies I have to work from aren’t that good -  but all the stories, all the features and all the artwork has been reprinted, in newly set, readable type.

Currently available are the first four issues of Secret Agent “X” - printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper, stapled along the side and with a color cover. Approximately 100 pages for only $9.00 (plus postage.)

Vol 1 No. 1 (Feb. 1934)
THE TORTURE TRUST (Secret Agent X novel) by Brant House
HIDDEN EVIDENCE - - - - - - - - - - - - -by H. Ralph Goller
FANGED FURY (complete novelette)- - - - -by Frederick C Davis
TRIGGER MORTIS- - - - - - - - - - - - - -by Martin C. Briggs
PUNISHMENT DEFERRED - - - - - - - - - - -by James Donald
CLUES IN THE DARK - - - - - - - - - - - -by Norman A. Daniels
FEATURES:
MUSEUM OF MADNESS
COMBATING CRIME — EAST AND WEST
THE SECRET COUNCIL

Vol 1 No. 2 (Mar, 1934)
THE SPECTRAL STRANGLER (Secret Agent “X” Novel)by Brant House
THE SECRET COUNCIL
SATAN’S SCALPEL - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -by Emile C. Tepperman
MASTER OF FEAR  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -by Frank Gruber
TERROR TRAIN (Complete Novelet) - - - - - - - -by Richard B. Sale   

Vol 1 No. 3  (Apr, 1934)
THE DEATH-TORCH TERROR (Secret Agent “X” Novel)by Brant House
BLACK SMOKE (An Article) - - - - - - - - - - - by Donald Lindsay
THE EYES OF DURGA (Complete Novelette) - - - - by Emile C. Tepperman
PAID IN BLOOD  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - by Anthony Clemens
THE SECRET COUNCIL

Vol 2. No. 1 (May, 1934)
AMBASSADOR OF DOOM (Secret Agent “X” Novel) by Brant House
THE SECRET COUNCIL
STING OF THE SCORPION (Complete Novelette) -by Richard B. Sale
TWO JUMPS AHEAD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - by John A. Saxon

90+ pages, plus color cover for $9.00 each.

Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included. 
Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book.

And don’t forget our previous releases!

THE JEWELED IBIS

The Jeweled Ibis and other tales of adventure from The Thrill Book opens with the titular novelet length tale by J. C. Kofoed. The quest for a jewel encrusted statue leads to hair-raising adventures in, around and under a pyramid with rival gangs of looters, supernatural seeming incidents and, of course, a beautiful girl. Following this is an intense tale of cruelty, revenge and double-crossing on the high seas and in low dives. Finally, in our third novelet, Terror of the Rats” by Croydon Heath, an American fights corruption in China in an attempt to clear his slandered name.  If he falls, the rats will feed well that night!. 80 pages for just $6.00 plus postage.

THE MAN FROM THEBES
Our second offering is The Man from Thebes by William Wallace Cook, a comedic tale of what happens when a traveling medicine show accidently resurrects an ancient Egyptian mummy. But the mummy, Nit-Ra, wanders off sending the show’s employees on a desperate quest to find their meal-ticket. And what of a thousands year old mummy... will he adapt to this modern age?

But wait - that’s not all!
In addition to the novel length adventures of Nit-Ra is a bonus tale, “At the End of the Wires” by Athelstane Hicks. A down-on-his-luck name is hired to travel (secretly) to a New England town, take up residence in an abandoned house and await further instructions. But the house isn’t deserted, the car he was driving disappears from the barn he parked it in and invisible hands tend his wounds and prepare him meals. What’s going on . “At the End of the Wires”is an amiable mystery you’re sure to like. 70 entertaining pages for just $6.00 plus postage


And don’t forget our other recent releases!
The Thrill Book Library: THE STONE IMAGE
The Thrill Book Library: THE STREET WITH NO NAME
DAUGHTER OF THE IDOL by Johnstone McCulley
THE OPIUM SHIP & MR. SHEN OF SHENSI by H. Bedford Jones
THE RED LURE AND OTHERS by Frank L. Packard
THE FLAME ORCHID by George Gilbert
THE MAN-HATER by George Allan England
Juju and others - ($6.00)
GUILT- - Tales of Remorse - ($6.00)

Perley Poore Sheehan’s X. T. X. ($9.00)
Perley Poore Sheehan’s  The House With a Bad Name ($9.00)

Stephan Chalmers’ Treasure of the World  ($6.00)
Stephen Chalmer’s The Cataclysm ($6.00)

Safe and Sane and the collected stories from The Thrill Book by Tod Robbins ($6.00)
The Whimpus, The Living Portrait and Wild Wullie, The Waster: Three Novelets by Tod Robbins. ($6.00)
Secret Agent X #35, Plague of the Golden Death ($6.00) and
Secret Agent #36, Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan. ($6.00)

Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.






BEHOLD "THE NIGHT WIND" by Christopher Yates
Cover and interior illustrations by Mark Maddox

A fifth, original installment of the Night Wind saga
set immediately after the events in the fourth installment!

Now available!


Bingham and Katherine Harvard are polite, New York society.  He is an Ivy League graduate, heir to his foster father’s fortune, and successor to the presidency of New York’s Centropolis Bank.  She is the daughter of a United States Senator, scion of the Maxwilton family, the political dynasty of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Husband and wife reside at the sprawling Long Island estate, Myquest. 

The Harvards’ elevated status in the social register is not high enough to avoid the clutch of crime.  Years ago Bing earned an alias, The Night Wind, in a bare-fisted brawl with the law in an all-sweeping revenge against false witnesses.  With five times the strength of an average man, Bingham prevailed.  Later, Lady Kate was a prisoner in her own home, but sprang man-traps of her own devising in a successful bid at freedom.  Using sleuthing skills attained as a New York City police detective was no small advantage during her plight.  Together they have resolved to take the battle to the villain instead of awaiting fate to drop yet another scoundrel on their doorstep.

Aided by the United States Secret Service, and their valet, Julius, the Harvards race headlong into chaos.  Dubbed the Dry Capital of the World and home of the Anti-Saloon League, the principal proponent of the successful drive for national prohibition, one would never guess that Westerville, Ohio could be described as chaotic.  But a half dozen suspected arsons hit speakeasies in nearby Columbus, drawing in organized crime from New York to protect their business…until they, too are hunted down like game animals.

Amidst this turmoil, United States Senator Warren G. Harding is conducting his campaign for President of the United States from the front porch of his home in Marion, Ohio.  His challenger for the Oval Office is the Governor of the State of Ohio. 

History is being made in central Ohio this fall season of 1920.  Will it be historically tragic or triumphant?

The ingredients for anarchy are in the bowl waiting to be stirred.

Be prepared to be blown away.  Behold, “The Night Wind!”


The first four installments of the Night Wind saga were written by the father of serial detective Nick Carter, Frederic Merrill Van Rensselaer Dey, and published by the man who introduced the “pulp” magazine to the world, Frank A. Munsey.  The Night Wind was a super-endowed character whose life-span in American popular culture ran from 1913 to the early 1920s.  

Bingham Harvard, alias the Night Wind, used his prodigious strength (roughly 5 times that of the average man) to rescue himself, friends and family from various plots of “frame-ups,” extortion and outright physical violence.  His exploits were serialized in Munsey’s fiction magazines The Cavalier and All-Story Weekly just a few months after the appearance of Tarzan in October 1912 and wrapping up just before the first appearance of Zorro on August 1919 by the same publisher.


Upon the close of a pulp magazine serial, the installments were bound and reissued in hardcover format. There were a total of four hardcover novels starring the Night Wind: Alias “The Night Wind,” The Return of the Night Wind, The Night Wind’s Promise, and The Lady of the Night Wind.  In 1923 the first novel was adapted for the silent screen and released with much popular appeal as Alias “The Night Wind.”

After almost 100 years out of print, Alias “The Night Wind” was re-released by Wildside Press in March 2007.  The Wildside Press edition of the sequel: The Return of the Night Wind was released in September 2007, and the third installment The Night Wind’s Promise hit bookstores in September 2008.  The fourth novel: The Lady of the Night Wind was released in April 2009. 

BEHOLD “THE NIGHT WIND” is a fifth, original installment of the Night Wind saga set immediately after the events in the fourth installment. 
BEHOLD “THE NIGHT WIND” was written under contract with Wildside Press, with cover and interior illustrations by Mark Maddox and a foreword by Win Scott Eckert



THE BLACK BAT #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 7!
Brian Buccellato (Writer), Ronan Cliquet (Art), Jae Lee, Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan (Covers)

When Black Bat finds himself trapped by police who are determined to take him in "dead or alive", he receives an assist from an unlikely source. Also, a look back at the night that Tony Quinn lost everything.



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE CHILDREN OF THE CRAB
by André Lichtenberger; adapted by Brian Stableford
        
The people of the crab maintain the divinity of Rahuo, who is the Great Crab. Once, they were numerous, and there was the Ancestor, but now their mark is almost effaced.


In the midst of World War I, German and French explorers discover a vast, mysterious Pacific island where they encounter a race of "missing links" that time forgot. But they also bring to that peaceful utopia the ravages of the bloodiest war ever fought.

The Children of the Crab (1921) shares some common themes with Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic The Land That Time Forgot (1918). It depicts a lost Polynesian island culture, halfway between nature and civilization, made up of intelligent anthropoids in an intermediate state between humans and apes. This philosophical fantasy is no less timely now than it was in 1921, especially as humanity deals with the ecological holocaust, the continuation and intensification of which the story predicted.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 220 pages

DANSE MACABRE
by Paul Lacroix; adapted by Brian Stableford

An hour later, the floor was stained with blood and paved with pulverized skeletons; twenty victims, strangled or disemboweled, formed a cortege for the Bohemian woman, whose tormentors had torn her apart with their teeth, their fingernails and their knives, in order to see whether she might not have a second treasure in her entrails.
               
In Danse Macabre, set in 1438, the sinister Macabre lives in the cemetery of the Saint-Innocents in Paris, sleeping in a coffin with his wife Giborne. He has amassed a fortune through producing the eponymous play in a ghastly theater made of bones, and selling clothes stolen from the dead. His partner, Benjamin, falls in love with the wife of a nobleman, and plots to get rid of her husband, setting in motion a series of events marked by death, torture and disease against the background of the most sinister ossuary of all time.

Danse macabre (1832) is not just a novel of great historical interest by Alexandre Dumas' best collaborator; it remains a powerful narrative, possessed of admirable intricacy and dramatic tension, as well as holding a horrific impact undiminished by time. Even today, its raw ferocity remains unmatched.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 244 pages



"We are the Acolytes of the Shadows! We are the dispensers of justice! We are the punishers of the guilty! We are the executioners of the sinful!"
              
"The Revenant's bounty shall be paid by me personally. The Revenant's killer must present her head to me." Such was the decree of Colonel Bozzo-Corona, all-powerful master of the Black Coats. For years, the female vigilante had used the methods of her late mentor, the mysterious Phantom of the Opera, to foil the schemes of that sinister criminal conspiracy. Now they, in turn, marshal their forces in a vast venture to strike back at their enemy and gain mastery of Europe.

They create their ultimate assassin, a true Lord of Terror. They forge an alliance with the diabolical, green-eyed mandarin who dominates the Asian underworld. And, finally, a new Countess Cagliostro emerges from their midst as a seductive siren who shall control the destinies of all the great men of France.

As the Revenant and her Acolytes of the Shadows combat these threats, an even more dangerous force interferes in the form of an ageless witch from Martinique!

"Rick Lai's most obvious gift lies in his ability not only to envision obscure connections between diverse works of fiction, but to embellish those connections and weave a tapestry that proves enthralling as a literary work able to stand independent of the celebrated originals." -- William Patrick Maynard (author of The Terror of Fu Manchu).


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 276 pages






 
Black Gate - Now online!

Vintage Treasures: The Best of Henry Kuttner - New!
New Treasures: The Fall of the First World, Book Two: Sorrowing Vengeance by David C. Smith - New!
Professor Jameson’s Space Adventures, or Zoromes Make the Happiest Cyborgs
Fantasy Face-Off: Henry Kuttner’s Elak of Atlantis vs. Robert E Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian
Further Tarzan-on-Demand: Tarzan the Magnificent
Who is the Daughter of Fu Manchu?
Kirkus Looks at Astounding Science Fiction
Affair of the Bear: The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pro Se Presents – the Eclectic Voice of New Pulp by William Patrick Maynard



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

SPECIAL SALE TIED TO BLOOD 'N' THUNDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.

414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95






The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 241: Weird Worlds of Joel Jenkins
Joel Jenkins shares with Ric his newest book and Ric discovers a familiar name in one of the stories.

Panel Fest Episode 18: PulpFest 2013 Interviews
Panel Fest Episode 17: PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse
Panel Fest Episode 16 - PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai

Episode 240: Bill Cunningham
Episode 239: Andrez Bergman
Episode 238: Keith Dallas
Episode 237: Paperback Confidential
Special Edition: PulpFest

Episode 236: Three Go Back
Episode 235: Elizabeth Watasin
 

Brown University Library Celebrates Lovecraft with an Exhibit and New Research Fellowship!

Brown University Library, home to the largest collection of H. P. Lovecraft materials in the world, is pleased to co-sponsor a two-part exhibit this summer in partnership with the Providence Athenaeum, and to announce a new annual fellowship for research relating to H. P. Lovecraft, his associates, and literary heirs.

“The Shadow Over College Street:  H. P. Lovecraft in Providence,” will be on exhibit August 19 through September 22 in the Philbrick Rare Book Room of the Providence Athenaeum, and a smaller satellite exhibit will be on view in the lobby of the John D. Rockeller, Jr. Library from August 19 through October 24. Mounted in conjunction with NecronomiCon Providence, this collaborative exhibition explores Lovecraft’s youth in Providence and the city’s role in shaping his career as a master craftsman of “weird fiction.” Both parts of the exhibit feature materials from the John Hay Library.
 
And, starting in summer 2015, the S. T. Joshi Endowed Research Fellowship will provide a stipend of $2,500 for six weeks of scholarly work with the world renowned resources on Lovecraft at the Hay. The S. T. Joshi Endowed Research Fellowship is sponsored by The Aeroflex Foundation and Hippocampus Press, and is named for S. T. Joshi, Brown alumnus (’80, MA ’82)  and prominent Lovecraft scholar. More information regarding application procedures will be announced in Fall 2014.
 
Opened in 1911, the John Hay Library is part of the Brown University Library system, and is the largest and most diverse special collections library in Rhode Island, housing approximately 400,000 books, some three million manuscripts, as well as hundreds of thousands of broadsides, maps, prints, photographs, and pieces of sheet music. The Hay is especially strong in American poetry and plays, military history, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Rhode Island history, the history of science and medicine, the history of magic and the occult, the history of dance, gay and lesbian fiction, the literature of wit and humor, extremist and dissident literature, alcohol and addiction studies, and book arts.  The Brown University Archives, housed in the Hay, contain the records of Brown University since its founding in 1764. As a whole, the Brown University Library is home to more than 6.8 million print items, plus a multitude of electronic resources and expanding digital archives serving the teaching, research, and learning needs of Brown students and faculty, as well as scholars from around the country and the world. http://library.brown.edu/




The Burroughs Bulletin #87 - Now available!

Contents:
Editor's Page
"The Once and Future Tarzan - An Interview with Thomas Yeates and Al Gordon" by David Lemmo

"Tarzan and the Centennial Stamp" by John Martin
"Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration" by Henry G. Franke III
"Poetry in Burroughs' Universe" by Stan Galloway
"Beacon" by Kim L. Neidigh
Art Gallery: "The Once and Future Tarzan" Preliminary cover sketch by Thomas Yeates
"Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan" by Robin Maxwell

"Why Tarzan Matters" by Mike Hoffman
"Tarzan and the Bwana Incident" by Alan Hanson
Minutes of the 2012 Board of Directors Meeting
Letters to the Editor
Editor's Afterword


Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com



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

Forgotten Stories: "The Man in the Silver Mask" - a complete Pulp Hero novelette by Erle Stanley Gardner - New!
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING MYSTERY - New!
SHADOW COMICS 13, 14 & 15 (1941-42) - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 7, 8 & 9 (1926) - New!
Forgotten Books: DURANDAL - A Crusader in the Horde by Harold Lamb (1931)
Pulp Gallery: PRIVATE DETECTIVE (1937)
Overlooked Films: ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942)
WEIRD TALES 22, 23 & 24 (1925)
Forgotten Books: WEEKEND TO KILL by Frederick Nebel
Paperback Gallery: THE AVENGER 4, 5 & 6 (1972)
Comic Gallery: WEIRD COMICS (1940)
Overlooked Films: THE LONE RANGER (2003)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1935)


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ePulp Sampler Volume 1
Now available!


This action packed ePulp anthology unleashes 5 new tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1920s - 1940s.
They are not for the faint of heart. Things will get intense and stuff on these pages can't be unread.


Get ready to explore strange worlds, visit forgotten pasts, and delve into parallel histories. Prepare to encounter an eclectic mix of heroes walking the line between life and death.

* Duck as Rurik's blade carves demons in the Celtic landscape of dark fantasy.

As a rite of passage young Rurik faced a Demonhound. During his trial the creature's flaming tentacles scarred Rurik leaving a mark coiling up his arm, shoulder and chest. After he triumphed in battle, Rurik carved a bone from the slain creatures body then sharpened it into strange looking sword. Now he patrols the badlands for more monsters and slays them with the very remains of their dead brethren. As the man grew so did his and legend.

* Witness the Dead Reckoner, a battlefield ghost looking for absolution in a weird war tale.

Anaxander Jones enlisted in the British Imperial Army when he was 18. That was in 1876. While assigned to the colonial troops in darkest Africa he found himself embroiled in the Zulu Wars. Armed with superior firepower and roman pride, the British war machine outclassed the savages toting spears and superstitions, but something misfired. Anaxander was infected by a Zulu curse, resurrected as the Dead Reckoner and damned to atone for the sins of empire. Now he’s yanked from battlefield to battlefield throughout history to witness the horrors of war, over and over again.



* Face Nazi occupation of USA with Wild Marjoram in an alternate history.

Wild Marjoram is a blonde haired blue eyed mechanic with a locket that holds the key to her past. This perfect Aryan specimen lives in hiding from the Nazi occupation. If they discovered her, she’s be condemned to the fate of a broodmare. But she's not the type of girl to give up without a fight.

* Race through the Great Depression on an errand of mercy with Pandora Driver, a noir superheroine.


Pandora Driver was the relentless avenger of the common man. She sifts right from wrong in a realm where the villains were the local gentry and the heroes were outlaws. Pandora was a mistress of disguise who used sly audacity and an unstoppable Car-of-Tomorrow to unleash chaos into the halls of wealth and power.

* Fly across the universe with the Skyracos in a retro sci-fi adventure.

Skyracos are winged warriors who struggle to keep their humanity while executing unsavory missions on alien worlds. Though they hail from the planet Centrus, their technology is based in WWII with a hint of alien super-science. They operate on the frontier of the known and unimagined where they are forced to interpret crises and dispense justice on their terms, or so they think.

Whether you're a nostalgian, dieselpunk, pulp fan,  sci-fi and fantasy aficionado, or ebook spelunker, there's something in this collection for you to explore. However, I suggest you sample them all.

They ain't Shakespeare. They’re  pure Pulp!


"ePulp Sampler Vol 1" is currently available on your favorite eBookstores. Download your free copy before it’s too late!

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!


"The Suicide Coterie" by Emile C. Tepperman from SECRET AGENT "X", March, 1938
Private Detective Taylor thought the assignment was only a routine bodyguard job. But in that tumbledown, gloomy hotel he found himself at the mercy of ... The Suicide Coterie
"Homicide Domain" by Harris Clivesey from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, January, 1941
Tom Royce, private detective, had always believed in standing in right with the police. But this time he agreed not to report a killing for forty-eight hours. And Royce became a pawn in a strange game of death - a game that could only end in a suicide stalemate.
"Too Much Hate" by Norman A. Daniels from POPULAR DETECTIVE, August, 1943
Inspector Malloy takes a beating or two at the hands of fur thieves - but that's not enough to outfox him!



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

In Writings
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad - New this week!
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

In Comics, there is an overview of Superman #205 ("The Man Who Destroyed Krypton!") and a look at a Steve Ditko illustrated story that bears a strong resemblance to a well-known story by Carl Stephenson.The Pictures section starts with a group of collectible (and some not so) items and is the first of 24 collections.

The site is hoping for subscribers to keep it going and future plans call for more stories, more articles and there are a number of novels  we also intend to add to the mix.
New material will be appearing on the last Friday of each month (which means we'll have more new stuff at the end of February). 
In a few months, we will also be offering ebooks: on the site (in PDF) and at Amazon and B&N in their proprietary formats.


Fringe #2: The Burning Man - Arriving in book stores August 6!

The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government's shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature.

Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series.
The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan--and the alternate universe!
Book two explores how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.

Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon's Buffy graphic novels continue that series' official storyline.



Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1781163111
ISBN-13: 978-1781163115
$7.99



Girasol Collectables - August Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
We'll also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #95 from August 1941 - $35
Featuring  "The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
"

TERROR TALES #38 from January/February 1939 - $35

SPICY DETECTIVE #28 from August 1936 - $25

 
  
  
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


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

#5  July 1935

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

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5  January 1936
#6  February 1936
#7  March 1936

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
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October 1935
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February 1936
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#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
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#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
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#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
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December 1934
#9  January 1935
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October 1935
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#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
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August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2   December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937

#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

STRANGE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 September 1931
#2 November 1931
#3 January 1932
#4  March 1932
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TERROR TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1934
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September 1935
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March 1936
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July/Aug 1936
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Sept-Oct 1936
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July-August 1937
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#31 November-December 1937
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#34 May-June 1938

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939

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

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

#5  July/August 1923
#6  September 1923
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#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
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March 1925
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December 1925
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 January 1927
#53  February 1928
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May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934

#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938


The Golden Age - Now online!

ERB-dom Pt 3, #16-#20 - New!
ERB-dom Pt 2, #11-#15
- New!
ERB-dom Pt 1, #1-#10
- New!
Jeff Jones, I am a Barbarian
- New!
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Misc Titles
- New!
ROY G. KRENKEL1918 ~ 1983
- New!
THE WESTERNS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
- New!
JEFFREY JONES
MICHAEL W. KALUTA, Carson of Venus
ROY KRENKEL, Tales of Three Planets
THE VENUS SERIES by Edgar Rice Burroughs
MICHAEL W. KALUTA
ROY G. KRENKEL, 1918 ~ 1983, Land of Terror by Edgar Rice Burroughs

FRANK FRAZETTA, Burroughs Artist Portfolio Published

THE PELLUCIDAR SERIES by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Frank Frazetta illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs Ace Books second series



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  August 10, 2013!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-4 PM
Place: Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, Manhattan (WestVillage)

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2013!

September 2013

CATCH AND RELEASE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Ken Laager

THE MASTER RETURNS WITH NEVER-BEFORE-COLLECTED TALES OF MURDER AND DESIRE
One of the most highly acclaimed novelists in the crime genre, Lawrence Block is also a master of the short story, with award-winning work ranging from the macabre to the slyly comic, from heart-stopping tales of revenge to memorable explorations of lust and greed, all told in Block’s unmistakable style. The sixteen stories (and one stage play!) collected here feature appearances by some of Block’s most famous characters, including gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and alcoholic private detective Matt Scudder, as well as glimpses into the minds of a rogue’s gallery of frightening killers, dangerous sociopaths, crooked cops, and lost souls whose only chance to find themselves may be on the wrong side of a gun.

You’ll meet a compulsive hoarder whose towering piles of trash and treasures hide disturbing secrets...a beautiful young tennis star with a rather too possessive secret admirer...a dealer in stolen art who is unwilling to part with his most prized possession at any price...poker players with agendas that have nothing to do with the cards in their hands...and a catch-and-release fisherman whose preferred catch walks on two legs. Terror and passion, cruelty and vindication—itÕs all here, in a collection that will thrill you, scare you, and remind you why Lawrence Block is still the best there is at what he does.

FIRST PUBLICATION ANYWHERE!
The first major new collection of Block’s uncollected short stories in ten years Block has won more awards for mystery fiction than almost any author in the genre’s history

October 2013

THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN by Elissa Wald

Cover art by Glen Orbik

"YOU CAN RID YOURSELF OF THE WOLF AT YOUR DOOR, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE WOLF IS IN YOUR BED...?"
Two identical twin sisters—one a sexually repressed defense attorney, the other a former libertine now living a respectable life in suburbia—are about to have their darkest secrets revealed, to the men in their lives and to themselves.

As one sister prepares for the toughest trial of her career and the other faces a stalker who knows details of her life that even her husband doesn’t, both find themselves pushed to the edge, and confronted by discoveries about their husbands that shock and disturb them. THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN is an intense, psychologically penetrating tale of fears and fantasies, the desires that drive us, and how far men will go for the women they love.

First publication ever!
Elissa Wald’s first new book in 12 years
Only the second female author ever to pen a novel for Hard Case Crime
  


James Bond: The New Mission - Coming September 26 in the U.K.; October in the U.S.!

The release date for William Boyd's new James Bond novel has been announced!

The title was revealed Monday, April 15. It is SOLO.
1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill.
James Bond returns.


The plot remains a closely guarded secret.
William Boyd’s new Bond novel will be published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 26th September 2013
It will be available from HarperCollins in the United States and Canada in early October.
 
This novel will see a return to the classic Bond era, featuring a 45 year old 007 in 1969. 



U.S. & Canada

U.K.

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  Pulp Tales Presents
Now available!


PULP TALES PRESENTS #38: WARRIOR OF THE DAWN by Howard Browne
Appearing as a two-part serial in AMAZING STORIES, we present "Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Browne
Revenge was in Tharn's heart when he took to the trees; but he found love instead, only to lose it!


124 pages, 7 x 10 inches softcover
$15.00

 
 
 PULP TALES PRESENTS #39: THE RETURN OF THARN by Howard Browne
"The Return of Tharn" appeared as a three-part serial in AMAZING STORIES pulp magazine. It is a sequel to "Warrior of the Dawn".


124 pages, 7 x 10 inches softcover
$15.00
 
   



 
 
Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

PULP FEST 2013 REPORT- New!
The Mechanical Horses of the LONE RANGER
Photo Essay: A Day in the Daisy Bacon's Life at Street & Smith
DOC SAVAGE MOVIE ON TRACK WITH IRON MAN 3'S DIRECTOR: WILL MURRAY'S THOUGHTS
The Relationship Between Pulp Editor and Writer: Fantastic Article Out Now
Upcoming Paul Powers Stories and Articles
Daisy Bacon's First Love Story In Its Entirety



The Legend of Conan - Update on the forthcoming Conan film!

Producer Fredrik Malmberg, President and CEO of Paradox Entertainment which controls the rights to author Robert E. Howard's characters, says the script is underway for The Legend of Conan, but that Arnold Schwarzenegger will likely make Maggie and Terminator 5 beforehand.

The rest is at the link below.

LORDS OF MARS #1 - Arriving in comic shops August 7!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art) Roberto Castro
 
An epic crossover event starring the two greatest heroes of pulp fiction begins this June! The legendary Ape-Man has claimed his title as Lord of Greystoke, but his very life is threatened when a hunting excursion with his fellow “gentlemen” goes disastrously wrong. Meanwhile, on Mars, John Carter is forced to respond to a veiled threat from his defeated enemies. Mars and Earth might be separated by millions of miles, but a sinister force is at work on both planets, setting the two champions on a deadly collision course. It all starts with Lords of Mars #1: The Hunting Party. Set phasers for “mayhem”!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie - Update!

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie will start filming Sept. 7, Variety said in a feature story in its print edition.
 
The article, by Jon Burlingame, says the movie “is an origin story that tells of the first pairing of the two spies — one American, one Russian,” a reference to the lead characters, Napeoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. “Unlike the friendly banter of the original series, the pair are initially hostile to each other, said someone familiar with the script.” Director Guy Ritchie declined to be interviewed, according to the story.
 
Burlingame also reported the reason after Tom Cruise left the project, that Warner Bros. wanted the budget reduced to $75 million. Cruise’s departure opened the door for Henry Cavill to take the Solo role. Armie Hammer had already been cast as Kuryakin. Solo and Kuryakin were played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum in the original 1964-68 series.
 
Variety describes the movie as “a fairly serious action pic.”





Meteor House
Pre-orders to begin shipping!

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life
 by Philip José Farmer

 
He is the greatest hero of our time—Doc Savage!
 
Philip José Farmer, three-time Hugo award winner and Science Fiction Grand Master, has turned his superb research and narrative skills to one of the greatest heroes of our time: Doc Savage, the bronze champion of justice.
 
Now, at last, the incredible life story of the real man behind the Doc Savage pulp novels, including:
 
His true name and family background, covering his relationship to Lord Greystoke, Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, James Bond, and Fu Manchu.
 
Detailed information on some of his most devilish opponents—John Sunlight, the Mystic Mullah, and Mr. Wail.
 
A summation of some of Doc’s most amazing inventions.
 
Biographies of the Fabulous Five—Monk, Ham, Renny, Long Tom, and Johnny—as well as the group’s Lady Auxiliary and Bronze Knockout, Pat Savage!
 
Together with other data and brilliant deductions, Philip José Farmer offers an amazing account of this remarkable man’s astonishing career!
 
Softcover: $24.95 | Deluxe, expanded hardcover: $35.00



Mystery*File - Now online!

ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin - New!
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann
Movie Review: THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU (1967)  
WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2013 REPORT by Walker Martin 
Dan Stumpf on WALTER PIDGEON, Bulldog Drummond & Nick Carter.
A Western Fiction Review: J. ALLAN DUNN – The Girl of Ghost Mountain
Pulp Fiction Review: FREDERICK NEBEL – East of Singapore


The New Pulp Heroes - New pulp blog now online!
Tom Johnson has started a new Blog for authors who have created new pulp heroes.

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Dark Avenger - New!
The Mind Master - New!
Mistik - New!
Chu Jung
Frank Devlin
The Grey Monk
Nightmare
The Stone Soldiers
Colonel Jeremiah Custer

The Enigma



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

THE OMEGA PROJECT - Coming August 6!
By Steve Alten

On the brink of a disaster that could end all human life on earth, tech genius Robert Eisenbraun joins a team of scientists in Antarctica on a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to mine a rare ore that would provide for Earth’s long-term energy needs. But as he and the rest of the team train under the ice shelf in preparation for the long journey, trouble erupts, and before they embark Eisenbraun is the odd man out, put into cold sleep against his will….

When Robert wakes, he finds the ship deserted and not functional. He escapes to the surface of an Earth terribly changed. The plan has gone horribly wrong, but as he adapts to a hostile environment, he realizes that there is still a way to accomplish what his mission had set out to achieve. But he also discovers that he faces a new adversary of the most unlikely sort. For now,  his own survival and that of the woman whose love has sustained him in his darkest hours depend on the defeat of a technological colossus partly of his own making. Confronting a foe that knows him almost as well as he knows himself, he faces the prospect of depending on resources that he has reason to believe will be available on one particular night of a full moon, a night foretold by a myseterious unseen ally to be a pivotal moment for the fate of the earth. The game has changed, and Earth’s future depends on him and him alone.

The Omega Project is yet another edge-of-your-seat thriller by bestselling author, Steve Alten, leaving readers looking for more.


Hardcover: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 0765336324
ISBN-13: 978-0765336323
$25.99


Open Road Media & Mysterious Press
Digital editions of stories from BLACK MASK MAGAZINE

Coming August 27!

Open Road Media has announced plans to release digital editions of stories from Black Mask, beginning with Jerry Tracy, Celebrity Reporter by Theodore A. Tinsley.

Black Mask magazine, launched in 1920, built its reputation on fostering, and later inspiring, some of mystery’s most beloved hardboiled writers, including Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Carroll John Daly, Theodore A. Tinsley, and Paul Cain. These tough, grim, but ultimately noble stories of private eyes and crooks represent an extremely powerful slice of American fiction. Mysteriouspress.com/Open Road Media is thrilled to announce that Black Mask stories will be available in digital format beginning August 27, 2013.

Paying homage to the original magazine, stories will be released monthly, commencing with works by Black Mask masters Norbert Davis, Steve Fisher, and Paul Cain, as well as an omnibus of stories by Theodore A. Tinsley, Jerry Tracy, Celebrity Reporter. All works feature new cover art, as well as brand-new introductions. 

Jerry Tracy, Celebrity Reporter by Theodore A. Tinsley
Manhattan’s sharpest gossip columnist tangles with brawlers, triggermen, and dames

The most important people in the world come to Broadway—to eat in restaurants, dance in nightclubs, and die in rain-slicked back alleys. Whatever the big names are doing, Jerry Tracy hears about it—and tells the world in his infamous Daily Planet column. As quick with his typewriter as he is with a .45, Tracy can break a nose as easily as he breaks a news story. But beneath his hard exterior, this columnist has a kind heart, and a sense of justice that will make him do crazy things for a woman in trouble, or a friend with a murder rap hanging over his head.

Featuring every Jerry Tracy story ever published in Black Mask, this collection is an invaluable compendium of one of early noir’s most original heroes. Written in machine gun prose that would make Damon Runyon proud, these stories describe a man whose words are tough—and whose fists are even tougher.


Open Road Media   Mysterious Press


PAPERBACK CONFIDENTIAL: CRIME WRITERS OF THE PAPERBACK ERA - Now available!

This book contains over 130 profiles "of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the Pulp and Paperback Era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Here you will find information on the acknowledged masters like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich... the rack mainstays like Gil Brewer, Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and Charles Williams... and the unjustly forgotten like Malcolm Braly, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ennis Willie and Douglas Sanderson."

These are the authors who turned out the dark noirs and hardboiled thrillers, private detective puzzles and psychological suspense, police procedurals and backwood melodramas, stories of passion... and cold-blooded murder. 132 profiles of the men and women who wrote the books that became the backbone of the Pulp and Paperback Era from the 1930s through the 1960s. Here you will find information on the acknowledged masters like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Cornell Woolrich... the rack mainstays like Gil Brewer, Brett Halliday, Day Keene, and Charles Williams... and the unjustly forgotten like Malcolm Braly, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Ennis Willie and Douglas Sanderson. Each profile contains details about the author's life and explores key works, with special attention paid to series characters. Also covered are screenplay and teleplay work, as well as movies based on the authors' stories. Paperback Confidential also includes a handy PseudoDex with all the various names these authors wrote under, and a section for each author with further recommendations for the reader s consideration.

Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Stark House Press (July 30, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1933586613
ISBN-13: 978-1933586618
$19.95




Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the Edgar Rice Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!






The 2013 Munsey Award goes to Garyn G. Roberts!

Garyn G. Roberts has been named the winner of the 2013 Munsey Award. Nominated by the general pulp community, Garyn was selected through a vote by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. The award is a fine art print by Dan Zimmer of a painting by David Saunders and is presented annually to a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community.

Garyn has worked in the field of higher education for many years, teaching English and popular culture studies. He is also an unabashed fan of the pulps. Garyn has written extensively about the pulps, both professionally and as a fan. He has edited or co-edited some of the best collections from the pulps including A Cent a Story: The Best from Ten Detective Aces, More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps, The Compleat Adventures of the Moon Man, The Magical Mysteries of Don Diavolo, and The Compleat Great Merlini Saga. His insightful essays in these books and elsewhere have led to a greater understanding of the pulps both inside and outside of the pulp community. His collection, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, a college level textbook, is notable for the attention paid to the pulp magazines. Additionally, Garyn has helped other researchers with various pulp-related projects and is a regular attendee of pulp conventions where he often serves as a presenter and panelist. Last year's Munsey Award winner, Matt Moring, publisher of Altus Press, recently said about Garyn: "He's been nothing but helpful and outgoing with anything I've ever asked of him." That pretty much describes how Professor Roberts reacts to all the requests made of him by the pulp community.

Other nominees for this year's award included Charles Ardai, J. Randolph Cox, Stephen T. Miller, Laurie Powers, J. Barry Traylor, George Vanderburgh, Dan Zimmer, William G. Contento, Chris Kalb, Phil Stephensen-Payne, Celina Summers, and Howard Wright. John DeWalt also received votes.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Munsey and/or Rusty Awards. If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy of either award, please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2014. Please visit the Awards page of the PulpFest website for additional details. Thanks for your help.

 PulpFest 2013 Interviews
PulpFest 2013 Ed Hulse

PulpFest 2013 Rick Lai


Laurie's Wild West
PULP FEST 2013 REPORT

The Mystery*File
CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2013  by Walker Martin

Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
3rd Annual Pulp Fiction Lecture--Ed Hulse on the "Hero Pulps"

Pulp Crazy
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Coverage Wrap Up
Pulpfest 2013 - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions
Pulpfest 2013 - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - 2013 Munsey Award Presentation

Pulpfest 2013 - Doc & The King
Pulpest 2013 - The Future of New Pulp Fiction
Pulpfest 2013 - Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc Savage & the Pulp Heroes of 1933
Pulpfest 2013 - Farmercon VIII
Pulpfest 2013 - Win Scott Eckert & John Allen Small
Pulpfest 2013 - Hollywood & The Hero Pulps
Pulpfest 2013 - The Pulp Descendants of Fu Manchu
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Purchases
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Convention Report

Yellowed Perils
PulpFest Reports


Pulpfest

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Richard B. Riddick, Modern Day Pulp Hero - New!
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Coverage Wrap Up - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - 2013 Munsey Award Presentation - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc & The King - New!
Pulpest 2013 - The Future of New Pulp Fiction - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Doc Savage & the Pulp Heroes of 1933 - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Farmercon VIII - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Win Scott Eckert & John Allen Small - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - Hollywood & The Hero Pulps - New!
Pulpfest 2013 - The Pulp Descendants of Fu Manchu - New!
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Purchases - New!
Pulp Crazy - Pulpfest 2013 Convention Report - New!
The Barsoom Cycle By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Who Goes There? By John W. Campbell
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
July 1942 – United We Stand
The Apparition in the Prize Ring by Robert E. Howard



Pulp Den - Now online!

Fangs Out - New!
The Mind Master
Dr. Thaddeus C. Harker
Bad Moon Rising
Dead Wrong
Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth
The Honey West Files Volume One

         Pulp Den  

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

Biblio-maniacal thoughts from Bohumil Hrabal's Too Loud a Solitude - New!
Short story by Robert V. Carr - Business Letters of a Cowboy
Foreign Legion stories - great blog
Gordon MacCreagh - Trapped by a man-eater
Charles Beadle on writing fiction and selling his first novel
Gotham's Sanitation Corps Real Athletes of Nation (not pulp-related)
Author profile: J Paul Suter (Newspaper article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1951)
Review: The Adventures of Jehannum Smith by Gordon MacCreagh
Map of Adventure

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features two ongoing blogs!

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Guns of the Black Ghost’ - New!
Philip José Farmer and pulp - New!
Review: ‘Blood of the Centipede’ - New!
Doc Atlas: an overview
Review: ‘Deadly Excitements: Shadows and Phantoms’
Review: ‘Sons of Thor’ (Pro Se Presents #9/10)
Review: ‘Mystery Men (& Women)’ Vol. 1

Review: ‘Pulp Detectives’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2013 reports - New!
PulpFest 2013 gets under way
Can’t you see I’m reading?
A look at comic book artists in the pulps
A square named Lovecraft
‘MacBride & Kennedy’ coming in fall
Which group are you?
D.B. Newton: 1916-2013

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

Edgar Rice Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #30
The Secret 6 Audiobook #2: House of Walking Corpses
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Popular Publications publisher Harry Steeger and writer Robert J. Hogan had scored a hit with G-8 and His Battle Aces in 1933. A year later, they put their heads together and concocted a crime-suspense series with a fantasy flare. They called it The Secret 6!
 
The premise was simple. Framed for the crimes of the diabolical Red Shadow, a mystery man with a haunted past calling himself King breaks out of the Death House. Scouring the Underworld, King assembles a team of shadowy specialists who dedicate themselves to hunting down The Red Shadow. Once he was disposed of, the super-sleuth sextet went on the tackle malevolent menaces in the I Love a Mystery vein. 



This new crime-busting organization consisted of King, The Doctor, The Professor, The Key, The Bishop, Shakespeare and the Zulu warrior known as Luga. They are backed by a small army of unsavory underworld informers ranging from Legs Larkin to Flo the Fleecer.
 
Only four issues of The Secret 6 were ever published. But what a glorious run! The Red Shadow was followed by House of Walking Corpses, The Monster Murders and The Golden Alligator. Each succeeding novel was more fantastic than the one before.
 
For their second exploit, The Secret 6 go up against a Mayan curse that turns members of the wealthy Waldorff clan into Living Dead Men. But that’s only the start of the wild trail that takes the fighting 6 from Long Island to the Mayan-dominated jungles of Yucatan and a rousing battle with the sinister Bat-Man and his undead legions at the Temple of Azrah. Will The Secret 6 triumph––or will Mayan vengeance make it their tomb?
 
House of Walking Corpses is narrated with appropriately atmospheric gravity by Michael C. Gwynne. Two exciting action stories complete this second Secret 6 audiobook. “Mystery Bones” and “Ice Patrol” were written by Robert J. Hogan under fictitious bylines and read by Roger Price. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.


Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

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Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!

The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks! Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider and Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Captain Satan. Will Murray's Pulp Classics brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today!

The Spider #74: The Spider and the Faceless One
Never had New York lived through such a reign of terror — ruled by a master of crime who had no face of his own but disguised himself with the tortured faces of a thousand victims. How could even the Spider hope to combat such an invincible and wholly incredible foe? 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. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #95: Horde of the Black Eagle
Stunned, lost, the remnants of a once proud army charge unchallenged against an unseen foe — to die without being fired upon! And roaring across death-filled skies, G-8 and his Battle Aces gamble against fearful odds to come to grips with War’s most sinister phantom of doom — who has sworn to turn a mighty fortress into the funeral pyre of an Empire! 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. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Nat Schachner, Book 3
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by Nat Schachner, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: Norvell W. Page
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Norvell W. Page, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.


Dime Mystery Magazine: "Dead Woman’s Lodger" by Karl Hans Strobl
Ernest Forestier foolishly believed himself stronger than all the dark forces of hell... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Death Walks in Paradise" by Donald Barr Chidsey
The tiny Pacific isle had become a maniac’s murder-laboratory! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "The Dead Need No Eyes" by James Duncan

An unseen member of that doomed houseparty was robbing them, one by one, of sight — and sanity! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #6: "Love's Little Outcast"
It would be fun, thought beautiful Janeen, to try out the advice of the gay, worldly wise Chiquita — and play the serious-minded Bill Daley against the rough, insolent Eric Hayden... A story of new love and ancient hatred in the grandeur of San Gabriel Canyon. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!








Ralph's Rants Does Interviews Welcomes Will Murray - Now online!

Ralph Angelo here, and this week is going to be a real treat as we have a very special guest, one of the most prolific and well recognized names in fiction and adventure books and writing,  Let’s all welcome Will Murray! Read the rest at the link below.


Rick Steele
Lost City of Azgara by Dick Enos
Now available!  


For thousands of years the City of Azgara and the secrets that rested within its golden walls have remained hidden in the darkest heart of Africa.  But now, that is all about to change.                                           

The former head of the defunct Nazi Ahnenerbe or as the rest of the world knew it; the Occult Sciences Division, has found a map. 
A map that may lead him to the power necessary to raise the Fourth Reich from the ashes and make him the new emperor of the world!                                       

All that stands between him and his goal is Rick Steele; a cashiered former test pilot, who now hauls air freight for a living.                           

Joey Campbell;  Rick’s partner and best friend.

Dr. Katherine Gallagher, head of the Anthropology department at New Mexico University, and the woman Rick loves. 

And Thelma McCally; Kate’s assistant, and a walking encyclopedia in sturdy shoes.

Together they must face the terrors of the jungle and the remnants of  one of the fiercest divisions of the German army to save the world!                   
The world needs heroes.  The world needs Rick Steele!                                                                       

Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Mirror Publishing
ISBN-10: 1612251897
ISBN-13: 978-1612251899
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches

$12.59
E-book version coming in October!
                                 
Also don’t miss the other Adventures of Rick Steele:         
Killer Kowboys from Space……the way it all began, and Vengeance of the Wolf. 
Both available from Amazon in either paperback or E book      
   
          


Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.

Another page from Martin Powell's adaptation of
Edgar Rice Burrough's
"The Nightmare" from JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Art by Mark Wheatley.
From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse. 12 Tales 12 Artists!
 


Artwork © Mark Wheatley

 
THE SHADOW #16 - Arriving in comic shops August 7!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander, Tim Bradstreet, and Francesco Francavilla.

The Shadow unravels the mystery of The Light, but each new answer only serves to raise new questions. Her mission leads innocent men and women to their deaths, and the next target on her list is The Shadow himself!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Destination: Moon!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 42! This time around, Barry talks about a recent interview with Will Murray that suggested the possibility of a Doc Savage/The Shadow novel before reviewing Destination: Moon by Dennis Lynds (1967 Belmont Series) and The Shadow: Year One # 4 from Dynamite Comics!
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

 

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Green Eyes - New!
The Spy Ring - New!
Death Token
Death Jewels
The Golden Pagoda
The Blue Sphinx
Death on Ice


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.

Richard Matheson and Hell House - New!
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 4 - New!
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 3 - New!
Dark Shadows, Star Wars, and Richard Matheson
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 2
Robert A.W. Lowndes (1916-1998)-Part 1
Katherine Maclean (b. 1925) and Mary Kornbluth (1920-2007)
Michael Avallone (1924-1999)
Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, July 9, 2013
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.95, July 9, 2013
Ex-Communication, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, July 13, 2013

Coming soon!
Velveteen vs. The Multiverse!, Seanan McGuire, ISFic Press, $25.00, August 2, 2013
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, August 6, 2013
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $7.99, August 27, 2013
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, ed. Claude Lalumiere, Tachyon Publications, $15.95, August 15, 2013
New Avengers: Breakout, Alisa Kwitney, Marvel, $7.99, October 14, 2013
Wild Cards II: Aces High, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, November 1, 2013

Resistence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, November 15 2013
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99, January 7, 2014
Revolution: Secret World Chronicles Book III, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, January 7, 2014
Ex-Purgatory, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, January 14, 2014
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, February 15, 2014
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, March 4, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  April 18, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, June 13, 2014
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 1, 2014
 

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #28  
 Arriving in comic shops August 7!
Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by Wagner Reis, Fabiano Neves

The Machine Men march on Helium, and the Red nations position themselves for war!  Meanwhile, Dejah discovers that someone from her past has been conscripted into service by the Machine Men… and intends to settle a score with the Princess of Helium!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




WEIRD TALES - Subscription prices to increase soon!

This is a heads-up for anyone wanting to subscribe to Weird Tales.
The new publisher has raised the price...and raised it A LOT!  (It's now $9.99 per copy.)
Subscription rates are going up, to $29.99 for 4 issues.

The old subscription prices are still up at www.wildsidemagazines.com -- but not for long.
As soon as Nth Dimension Media updates the official WT web page, Wildside Press will be matching the official subscription prices to match theirs.
But if you act fast, you can still nab a subscription (or extend your existing subscription) at the old rate.
Don't hesitate -- we're told the update is about a week away.





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