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2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
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Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

Now available! - New!  

Premiering at PulpFest 2016!


Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

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

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

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


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


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton


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

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

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

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

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


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





Airship 27 Productions
PULP CONFIDENTIAL VOLUME 1
New Mystery Crime Series!

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the debut of their first ever mystery crime series, Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

“This is something our fans have been clamoring for,” admits Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Year after year, they come to our tables at pulp shows and ask if we have any mystery titles.  We would point them to our best selling Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective books to which they would merely shrug.  They made it quite clear what they wanted was old fashion mystery anthologies in the vein of the  Black Mask Mystery or Clue.

Although Airship 27 did release a pulp private eye series in The Ruby Files a few years ago, there was no active anthology series.  Now that missing piece in their publishing goals has been finally addressed with Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

The series kicks off with two original mysteries both worlds and times apart.  Tim Bruckner’s novella, Scared Pretty, opens things up with a novella set in 1930s Hollywoodland where a sadistic serial killer is on the loose. This is followed by British writer Derek Lantin’s first ever published work, The Missing Beauty.  It’s a modern day thriller about a London accountant who flies to Bangkok on assignment and then finds himself caught in a kidnapping and murder.

“Both of these are truly well-crafted mysteries,” Fortier continues.  “That they were so different from one was fun of assembling the volume.  It’s our hopes future volumes in the series will contain all kinds of crime mysteries as diverse as the genre truly is.”  Pulp Confidential Vol. One. features both cover and interior illustrations by the popular Rob Moran, whose love of old American black and white crime movies is well documented in his own art books.  Warren Montgomery provided colors which harkened back the drug store crime magazine racks with Art Director Rob Davis putting everything together.

“We’re hoping our fans will applaud the debut of this series,” Fortier concludes.  “And that it will attract lots of great mystery submissions.  I mean, really, who doesn’t doesn’t love a good mystery?”

Available from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Enjoy Pulps! by David Lee Smith - Now online!

Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Brief Stories (December 1925) - New!
Pulps Pricing Sales Census: All Star Detective Stories (Feb. 1931) and All Star Detective (May 1942)
- New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Popular Fiction Magazine (November 1931) - New!
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: 5 Exciting Detective - New!
Unknown Pulp: Ladies of the Underworld
The Phantom Detective – Oct. 1945: “Death to a Diplomat”
Pulps Pricings Sales Census: Ka-Zar Pulps, 1936-1937
“The Pot of Gold” by Eudora Ramsay Richardson (a Pre-Spider/Richard Wentworth Story)
Pulps Pricings Sales Census


Altus Press
Now available!

The Altus Press summer 2016 releases listed below premiered at PulpFest.
They were available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
 
These titles will now be made available on the Altus Press website over the coming weeks.

You can also contact Mike Chomko to order copies.
mikechomko@gmail.com



Altus Press
THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan

Now available!

“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover





Altus Press
YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe

Now available!

Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
   $12.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $11.95 softcover





Altus Press

Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $13.95 softcover




Altus Press
GIMLET EYE GUNN
by H. Bedford-Jones
Now available!

Peter Larsen knew well enough that air personnel had often been forced to land on remote tropical islands.
But he hadn’t thought of any of them as being haunted islands.

A classic that once appeared in Weird Tales, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

132 pages
  $9.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiered at Pulpfest 2016!
Coming soon to the Altus Press website!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxe hardcover






Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

Black Mask T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95
The Mysterious Wu Fang T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Dr. Yen Sin T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Short Stories T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Popular Publications Logo 1 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$24.95

Popular Publications Logo 2 T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$24.95

Also available!

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp hero’s magazine from the 1930s. This aviation hero fought the foes of America from 1934 to 1935.
Note: blue fabric only.
$19.95

Argosy Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Famous Fantastic Mysteries T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1940s.
Note: red fabric only.
$19.95

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95

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









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

THE SHADOW Volume 109: "The Blur" & "Blue Face"
The Shadow battles incredible super-villains in startling pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness hunts down a mysterious super-foe who appears only as a kaleidoscopic blur and has kidnapped Margo Lane! Then, "Blue Face" conducts a  series of sadistic attacks that net miniscule proceeds, but only The Shadow knows that there is far more to the bizarre crime wave than meets the eye. This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-211-7 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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume 8 with Ian Watson and George Kuch
The Superlatives- Silver Age style hero comic stories in prose by Jeff Deischer
Danny Adams discusses "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday"
Micah Harris and "Murder in the Miracle Room"
Will Murray : Doc Savage in "Glare of the Gorgon"
Jeff Deischer: "The Night of the Owl" and Guest Host Ric Croxton
Gordon Dymowski on Black Bat Mystery, Vol. 3 and much more!
Sinbad: The New Voyages - The Legacy of Ray Harryhausen

THE BIG SHUTDOWN - Now available!
by John Whalen


Across the desolate planet Tulon moves a solitary figure. Jack Brand, former officer in the Tulon Security Force, is on a search. Seven years ago, he led a tactical squad that included his sister, Terry, into a deadly ambush in the desert. The Wilkersons, a Nomad gang who robbed a Trans-Exxon payroll, wiped out four members of his unit, kidnapped Terry, and left Brand for dead. Brand recovered from his wounds, and swore he would never leave Tulon until he found his sister. But time is running out. The energy conglomerates that own Tulon are shutting the oil rich planet down. New fuel sources have made oil obsolete. Soon the last ships will leave for Earth. Over the course of his search, Brand travels from desert wasteland to steaming jungles, from a city at the bottom of the sea to a desert town run by alien gangsters. Along the way, Brand meets a gallery of exotic characters, finds the love of his life, and survives the barbaric planet through quick wit, fast reflexes, and the Electro-Pistol holstered to his hip. It's epic space opera like no other.

Also included is an additional story from Whalen's "This Raygun for Hire." series, featuring Frank Carson, a futuristic trouble shooter for hire.


Paperback: 284 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
$15.99



Black Dog Books
War-Nymphs of Venus: The Complete Planet Stories Tales
by Ray Cummings (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Journey to worlds afar and combat space pirates, find a new utopian world shrouded in fear, follow an interstellar bounty hunter on his obsessive task, see man’s conquest of a frozen planet fail, and witness the Shadow Squad battle a new and unknown enemy.

This volume collects the complete contributions to Planet Stories by one of the pioneers in the science fiction genre, and includes such previously uncollected works as “Phantom of the Seven Stars,” “Gods of Space,” “The Flame Breathers,” “Monster of the Asteroid,” “The Man Who Killed the Earth,” “Space-Wolf,” “Space-Liner X-87,” “War-Nymphs of Venus” plus five others.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Softcover, 360 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books  Amazon.com


Black Dog Books
The Thing from--Outside
by George Allan England (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

"George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey."—H.P. Lovecraft

When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England. Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”

What if . . .
. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?
. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?
. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?
. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?
. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?

The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts


Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
In the Shadow: and Other Uneasy Stories
by C.A. Tod Robbins (Author), Gene Christie (Introduction)

Now available!

Strip away the façade of sanity and discover why C.A. “Tod” Robbins is considered a curator of malevolence. From the author of “Spurs” and “The Terrible Three,” sources for the classic horror films Freaks and The Unholy Three, comes this new collection of bizarre masterpieces to make you shudder.

SAFE AND SANE—The watchdogs of wisdom howl as the counter-effects of boredom take a mysterious twist.

UNDYING HATRED—The Hand of Death dispenses its black gift with odd equality.

IN THE SHADOW—The death of a matriarch perverts the thoughts and actions of an entire family.

THE MAN WHO ESCAPED—An unlikely hero faces off against unavoidable Fate in this mysterious offering.

The roots of evil clutch at the reader in these and other strangling tales. The fiction of C.A. “Tod” Robbins has been compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other masters of the weird and bizarre. In this volume, readers may savor some of Robbins’ twisted tales that have remained unavailable for decades, not collected previously in book form.

Also included are two newly discovered works!


Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder #48 (Summer 2016)
Now available for immediate purchase!
Subscriber copies begin mailing next week!

The latest issue of Blood 'n' Thunder continues our survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, that most underrated pulp reprint magazine.

Readers will also find extensive coverage of important vintage films: "Cliffhanger Classics" revisits The House Without a Key, the 1926 silent serial that introduced moviegoers to Charlie Chan, while "Pulp Page to Silver Screen" takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at three 1946 Monogram Pictures whodunits featuring The Shadow.

Other department installments focus on such rare pulps as Detective Dragnet and Dime Mystery Book.

In other articles: Western yarns by Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, are examined and defended by Howard scholar Morgan Holmes.

Prolific novelist Will Murray contributes a piece on a proposed Street & Street hero pulp that was to have had a time-traveling protagonist and be edited by the legendary SF writer John W.Campbell.

The issue is rounded out by two portfolios; one features ads for 1930s Street & Smith pulps published in the company's top-selling movie fan magazine Picture Play, the other reproduces rare pulp cover paintings scanned from the original art.

100 pages, 8x10, trade paperback
Price: $12.50

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


 

Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Vulcan’s Workshop by Harl Vincent - New!
The Man Who Saved Sword-and-Sorcery Fiction - New!
An Incompetent Story Collection
Short Reviews – The Wheel Is Death by Roger Dee
Nictzin Dyalhis

Centipede Press
THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES by Clark Ashton Smith
Now available!


The Averoigne stories of Clark Ashton Smith are among the most vivid and breathtaking in all of fantasy literature. Clark Ashton Smith’s unparalleled imagination is complimented by the artwork of David Ho, who has created 12 double-page, full color artworks, one for each story, plus an assortment of small devices.

Combined with the stunning illustrations, we have an oversize format, over 11 inches tall, with four color printing throughout on silky Italian paper. With printed endsheets, ribbon marker, signature page, and cloth binding in Italian Cialux cloth, all wrapped in a stunning dustjacket, this is probably the finest book ever created for Clark Ashton Smith’s works.

Above everything else, Averoigne is beautiful and magical. Clark Ashton Smith was a poet of vast talent and his powers seem particularly evident when he sets them to evoking this strange, medieval land and its wonders. All of his stories resonate and haunt — you are far from finished with them when you’ve read them and put them down — but the spells woven by these tales seem to have a particular persistence.

All the legends make it quite clear that anyone rash enough to visit a real fairyland will never quite manage to leave it again entirely, and, in that fairy sense, Averoigne is real. Once you’ve read this book you’ll find you’ve been authentically enchanted by a master sorcerer and for the rest of your life you must expect to be periodically wafted willy-nilly far away from ordinary things. One moment you’ll be on a crowded bus, and the next you’ll be wandering down a flowery pathway by the River Isoile; another time when you’ve almost gotten yourself to sleep in some lonely hotel room, you’ll suddenly be lost amid tall, grey trees perilously close to the tomb of Malinbois; and staring fixedly into space with your mind on nothing in particular, will almost certainly cause you to revisit that interesting Inn near Sylaire.

The edition is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies. This is an extremely short run and will sell out quickly.


Limited to 200 copies, each signed by David Ho, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and editor Ron Hilger, with a facsimile signature by Clark Ashton Smith.
New introduction by Gahan Wilson.
Gorgeous full color printing on sumptuous Italian paper.
Over a dozen original illustrations.
Ribbon marker, head and tail bands.
Cloth in dustjacket: $195





CHRONICLES OF AMBER -  Roger Zelazny series in development for TV!

Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead) and his Skybound Entertainment banner partner Dave Alpert are adapting beloved science fiction/fantasy franchise Chronicles of Amber for television.

Kirkman and Alpert are teaming with Vincent Newman Entertainment (We're the Millers) to develop author Roger Zelazny's book series for television. A search is underway for a writer to adapt the book series that has sold more than 15 million copies globally before the project is taken out into the marketplace. Chronicles of Amber has been credited as one of the main inspirations for George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones. Kirkman and Alpert will exec produce alongside Newman, with the goal to take out the project to cable, streaming and premium cable networks.




CONAN VOLUME 19: XUTHAL OF THE DUSK TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 3!  
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Conan and the former slave girl Natala dare to enter the city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror waits in the shadows! Then, Conan fights a deadly duel as Janissa the Widowmaker makes her triumphant return! This enthralling volume collects issues #13-19 of the Conan the Avenger series.

Trade paperback, 176 pages, $19.99




CTHULHU 2017 Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft's strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

$11.99





THE DARK HORSE COMICS/DC: SUPERMAN TPB  - Arriving in comic shops August 3!  
Chuck Dixon (Writer), Dan Jurgens (Writer), Kevin Nowlan (Art/Cover), Carlos Meglia (Art), Jon Bogdanove (Pencils/Cover), Mike Allred (Pencils), Dave Stewart (Color), Greg Wright (Color), Laura Allred (Color)

Reprinting Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle

In the first ever collection of the DC/Dark Horse Superman crossover stories, the Man of Steel faces the universe’s deadliest foe, but is he truly strong enough to defeat the xenomorph? Follow the Last Son of Krypton through the world of Madman and explore the jungles of East Africa with him alongside Tarzan, son of the jungle. Collects Superman vs. Aliens Volume 1, Superman vs. Aliens Volume 2: God War, Superman/Tarzan: Sons of the Jungle, and The Superman/Madman Hullabaloo.

Over 400 pages of material contains four full Superman arcs from Dan Jurgens, Chuck Dixon, and Mike Allred, original covers, and pinup and sketchbook art from the original creative teams.


Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 416 pages, $24.99




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Galactic Thrill KIds
- New!
Double-Action Detective and Mystery Stories #9
Super-Science Fiction: June 1957
The Continental Op’s Zigzags of Treachery  
Winston Marks, the chaste governor, and Super SF
Bestseller Mystery: The Continental Op

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!




Dum-Dum 2016
Mike Resnick ~ Guest of Honor
 August 4 - 6, in Morris, Illinois! 

Help the Chicago Muckers chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2016 Dum-Dum, being held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4 to 6, in Morris, Illinois.
Guests of honor will be Mike Resnick, Hugo-Award winning science fiction author, former ERB fandom writer and co-editor of “Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” and Robert Garcia, his co-editor and book graphic designer.

In keeping with the Muckers’ tradition, we will give a free, newly published book to registered Dum-Dum members – a collection of Mike Resnick’s early ERB fan writings.
At the 2013 ECOF Gathering in Morris we gave registered attendees a copy of “The Best of the Muckers,” and in 2010 the freebie was a hardcover combination for the first time of “The Mucker” and “Return of the Mucker” with 41 new illustrations and cover art by Tom Floyd.

Both guests will participate in programs. Mike Resnick will hold a Q-and-A kaffeeklatch on Friday afternoon, and reading and autograph sessions are expected on Saturday. Bob Garcia will host a panel on art used in ERB stories.

A program about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works in the pulp magazines will be presented by pulp expert Doug Ellis, co-chairman of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Other programs are expected.

The auction will be held Friday afternoon.

A catered banquet will be held Saturday night, back in the fabulous Lakewood Trails clubhouse, about 20 minutes from the hotel.

The registration cost has not yet been set but will be announced soon.

Setup of the dealers’ rooms is expected from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The room will be open until 5 p.m. that day for selling and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, then will open Saturday at 9 a.m. but all dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. At least 30 tables, possibly more, will be available. Because the hotel has to rent the huckster tables from an outside source, regrettably we have to pass on that fee of $10 per table to our dealers.

Our hotel rate will be $99 per night (Wednesday through Sunday) - a savings from the $129 usual rate - plus 11 percent in taxes at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, in Morris, near Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The hotel is about 60 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport.

The hotel offers a free guest breakfast that will be more than just a Continental breakfast, with at least one warm item.

A block of 20 rooms is being held until July 4, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your room. The hotel telephone number is (815) 942-6600. Mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles” when you register.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS CARSON OF VENUS - Feature film in the works!

ERB, Inc. President Jim Sullos announced that  “Carson of Venus” is going to be coming to the big screen!

Producers Harry Kloor and Matthew Rhodes announced that the picture is in early development with a treatment complete and plans to begin the script soon.
A finished film is at least three years out, but this is exciting news as both filmmakers seemed very passionate about doing the project justice.

The producers plan to adapt the first two books in the Venus series and although the story will NOT take place in the past, they hope to create a “sweeping epic love story” that stays as close to the source material as possible.
They mentioned looking for a star in the vein of Chris Pine or Chris Hemsworth to play the lead role.

Kloor and Rhodes also mentioned that they would like to do a series based on Burroughs’ Pellucidar books, which Dr. Kloor envisions as “Star Trek inside the Earth.”



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN: THE COMPLETE JOE KUBERT YEARS TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 3!  
Joe Kubert (Writer/Art/Cover) and Tatjana Wood (Color)

This huge archival collection—featuring several Tarzan essays and original page layouts by Joe Kubert, along with collaborations with Russ Heath and Frank Thorne—is a must-have for fans of timeless adventure tales and Kubert’s undeniable intensity and skill. Reprinting issues #207–#235 of Kubert’s 1970s Tarzan run—every issue that he wrote and drew!

Trade Paperback, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 616 pages, $29.99





  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

July 2016
Presenting the third (and oddly titled) Father Brown story, Why True Fishermen Always Wear Green Evening Coats, from the pages of the October 1, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, including the illustrations by George Gibb.  Introduction to the story is by Dan Neyer.

June 2016
Following up on last month's release, we are pleased to present the second Father Brown story, The Secret of the Sealed Garden, as it appeared in the September 3, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.  The original illustrations by George Gibbs are included along with a short introduction by Dan Neyer.  If you are new to Father Brown, you might want to read our introduction to the character found on the page, The Innocence of Father Brown, written by Dan Neyer.

May 2016
We have revamped Valentine Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton and fixed some errors from our previous reprinting and cleaned up the illustrations by George Gibbs.
This story now serves as the beginning of our reprinting of the original Father Brown stories as they appeared in the Post, complete with the original illustrations. 
Introductions to all are by Dan Neyer.  Best place to start is on our introductory page, The Innocence of Father Brown.


April 2016
A dictator meets his comeuppance in Kirby Draycott's The Clock Face of Schaumburg which, as explained in in the introduction, bears some resemblance to a story by a certain Mr. Poe. All the original illustrations are included, just as they appeared in the November, 1898 issue of The Royal Magazine.  Introduction is by Bob Gay.

March 2016
A tale of romance and espionage by Baroness Orczy, Number 187, as it appeared in the January, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Ernest Prater.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

February 2016
All is revealed to the members of The Grill Club in the third (and final) part of In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis, The Solicitor's Story, just as it appeared in the May, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

January 2016
The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.



Haffner Press
New Leigh Brackett Combo offer!
Now available for pre-order!

In addition to containing “They,” a brand-new Leigh Brackett story, the contents of the LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL book continues to grow.
So, it seems a natural to offer a combo of it, THE BOOK OF STARK, and our most recent Brackett title, SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS.
Ordering the combo will put you first in line as well as lock-in your total price for:

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL is still being offered at $25, but with the addition of new content, the final price will certainly be higher. Wait until you see what we uncovered! (Keep Watching the Skies, indeed!)

THE BOOK OF STARK is still holding at $45 and we hope to have news of who will be providing the introduction very soon (fingers-crossed!). As you may gather, this massive tome collects the four “Eric John Stark” stories, the three novels of the “Skaith” series, and will be the first appearance of Brackett’s outline for a new Stark novel that she abandoned in 1977 to take on the screenwriting duties for the sequel to STAR WARS. The dustjacket and endpapers are provided by Raymond Swanland.

SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS is the third and final volume collecting all Brackett’s science fiction stories published in her lifetime. At nearly 600 pages, it’s a excellent addition to your library; many stories being reprinted for the first time and nearly as many appearing in their first hardcover appearance. The cover art is by Frank Kelly Freas and illustrated endpapers are by Ed Emshwiller. Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey provides the introduction.

$110.00 with free shipping!







Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Gray Maiden - New!
Conan RPG
Rare Treasures
Conan Re-Read: Conclusion
Conan Re-Read: “Red Nails”

H.P. Lovecraft Anthology Series Being Developed by Legendary TV

Legendary TV has been developing an anthology series that includes characters, locations and story-lines from sixteen of Lovecraft’s most popular tales including The Call of Cthulhu, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror and many more. The team behind the series includes producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott, with a pilot script written by Matthew Francis Wilson. There’s also a deal attached that would make this the first TV series approved by the Lovecraft Estate.


Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available for pre-order!
For release in October!


Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.
A Special Edition copy of the book was available for $65.00 plus postage.
- SOLD OUT!





iPulpFiction.com
Pulp Preservation Project
Our goal is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of American literature
and make it accessible to the mobile generation.

New Kickstarter campaign (July 18 - August 16)!

On July 18th, iPulpFiction.com launched a Kickstarter campaign of vital importance the legacy of American literature and pop culture of the first half of the 20th century.

It’s a literary legacy that was the source of countless film and television shows like Amazing Stories, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, Perry Mason, Tarzan, and Zorro. 
Even today it influences directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Shane Black, the Coen brothers, and Steven Spielberg.

A Legacy in Danger
Pulp fiction magazines were a huge part of American pop culture in the first half of the twentieth century. If you have any doubts about the importance of pulp fiction in American literature, here are a few pulp authors you may have heard of: Isaac Asimov, Charles Beaumont, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, Max Brand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Lester Dent, Philip K. Dick, Philip José Farmer, C. S. Forester, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Erle Stanley Gardner, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Robert A. Heinlein, O. Henry, Frank Herbert, Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, Rudyard Kipling, Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard, Jack London, H. P. Lovecraft, John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson, Johnston McCulley, Ellery Queen, Upton Sinclair, Mickey Spillane, Tennessee Williams, and many others who will be forgotten if their bodies of work are not preserved.

Collectors may preserve physical copies of pulp magazines, but the volumes are slid into archival sleeves and stored in a dark place. The literature in those magazines is very rarely read. And even in their protective cases, the magazines' poor quality pulp paper is slowly disintegrating.

Time is running out to save the works of these authors.

Preserving the Legacy
The 
iPulpFiction.com Pulp Preservation Project is about bringing this wealth of forgotten American literature to the mobile generation. Our objective is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of literature. Many of these stories have never been reprinted since their original publication, making the Pulp Preservation Project a rich research tool for scholars as well as a boon to pulp fans and casual readers.

There will be two sets of classic pulp collections on the site:
(1)  The free public collection of public domain issues
(2)  The premium all-you-can-read subscription service of copyrighted content licensed from premium content holders such as Steeger Properties, LLC and Altus Press.

To view and join the campaign, click on the link below.

For more information contact:
Keith Shaw, publisher
iPulpFiction.com
1630 West Gail Drive
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-773-8958


JAMES BOND #8 - Arriving in comic shops August 3!
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters

Cover: Dom Reardon

James Bond is trapped in Los Angeles with a MI6 agent under fire and a foreign intelligence service trying to put them both in bags… and possibly more than one foreign intelligence service. And things may not be any safer in Britain, with bodies dropping and ghosts moving in the political mist…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

CIVIL WAR STORIES, Spring 1940
The first and only issue of this specialized pulp.

Contents:
DRUMS OF THE WIND by John Murray Reynolds
THE TALL VIRGINIAN by Bennett Foster
RIFLES OF REBELLION by John Starr
THE GOLDEN SPY by DeWitt Shank
ADMIRAL IRONSIDES by Ted Fox
CAPTAIN SABRE by John Wiggin

Pulp Sized Magazine, 130 pages
$12.95




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program
Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet
Movie Review: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Recent Book Reviews: Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains
Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters


Meteor House
CROSSOVERS EXPANDED, Volumes 1 and 2
by Sean Lee Levin
Now available!

Meteor House is pleased to announce Crossovers Expanded, Volumes 1 and 2 by Sean Lee Levin
companion volumes to Win Scott Eckert’s original two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World.

Crossovers Expanded is a huge chronology of crossover tales in which characters, situations, or universes from a wide variety of fictional works, are linked together in order to form a vast and diverse Crossover Universe.
Compiled by crossover and Wold Newton expert Sean Lee Levin, the two-volume Crossovers Expanded includes more than 2000 crossover tales, as well as many timeline entries charting the wider history of the Crossover Universe.



Crossovers Expanded, Volume 1

From ancient times, when Red Sonja battled Dracula, and Conan crossed swords with Groo…

…To the Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, when Doctor Syn battled the Black Coats; John Gribardsun and XauXaz had a fateful encounter in the village of Wold Newton; Rocambole dueled with Captain Nemo; the Lone Ranger encountered the Cisco Kid; Dr. Jekyll came face-to-face with Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing; Phileas Fogg worked with the Lone Ranger and jousted with the Phantom of the Opera in Paris; and Sherlock Holmes worked with or battled Sergeant Cuff, the Frankenstein Monster, the Assassination Bureau, Amelia Butterworth, THRUSH, Zenith the Albino, the Wizard of Oz, Doctor Moreau, Quentin Collins, and Doctor Thorndyke…

….And into the Twentieth Century, when Arsène Lupin met a young Simon Templar; Judex battled Dracula; Indiana Jones and Jules de Grandin met Jirel of Joiry; Jim Anthony and General Zaroff helped capture King Kong; a certain shadowy vigilante fought Grendel; the Green Lama prevented Cthulhu from arising; Doctor Omega and Madeline prevented Doc Ardan’s birth from being wiped from history; the Spider and the Green Ghost joined forces; an avenging pulp hero battled Sun Koh; the Black Bat and Death Angel had a run-in with Dracula; Thunder Jim Wade had an underwater conflict with the Deep Ones; and the Phantom Detective, G-8, the Domino Lady, and the Black Bat teamed up to battle occult forces…  

With a new Foreword by Win Scott Eckert (author of the acclaimed two-volume Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, to which these new works by Levin serve as companion volumes), Crossovers Expanded, Volume 1 also includes many book and magazine covers, as well as appendices delving into many television crossovers and Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula series.


Crossovers Expanded, Volume 2

From the mid-Twentieth Century, when a shadowy vigilante teamed up with Nick Carter; Hawkman worked with Sherlock Holmes; an avenging hero battled Dr. Karl Walden and Countess Lilya Zarov alongside the Domino Lady; the Nyctalope, Sal Paradise, Dean Moriarty, and Frank Reade’s granddaughter fought giant ants in the Nevada desert; the Shadow, the jungle lord, Bulldog Drummond, and a bronze-skinned, golden-eyed pulp hero had dinner at Nero Wolfe’s brownstone; Judex battled Freddy Krueger; Honey West and T.H.E. Cat solved two cases together; Captain Action and the Black Bat teamed up in Japan; Carl Kolchak met the descendants of Doctor Moreau’s creatures, as well as the Time Traveler; Lupin III matched wits with Fantômas’ grandson; the Ghostbusters fought the Phantom of the Opera and the Deep Ones; and Vampirella met Buffy…

…To the Twenty-first Century, when Lara Croft visited Shangri-La; Angel and company battled a Kandarian demon; Harry Dresden encountered a shoggoth; the DangerGirl team joined forces with Ash Williams and G.I. Joe; Cassie Hack and Vlad went up against Edgar Dill, Victor Crowley, Jason Voorhees, and Dexter, and teamed up with the Living Corpse, Mercy Sparx, and Eva; the Phantom and Captain Action had a mission together; Cal McDonald met the Frankenstein Monster, the Goon, and the vampires of Barrow, Alaska; Witchblade and Red Sonja crossed paths; the Phantom and Mandrake defeated a pair of rogues; Dick Tracy found a missing Little Orphan Annie; Remo Williams and Batman fought the Joker; and Fox Mulder quoted his good friend Dale Cooper…

…To the far-flung future, when crews of the starships Enterprise had transdimensional encounters with the Planet of the Apes, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and the Doctor…

With a new Foreword by William Patrick Maynard (author of the highly-regarded continuation novels featuring Sax Rohmer's classic character, Doctor Fu-Manchu), Crossovers Expanded, Volume 2 also includes many book and magazine covers, as well as an appendix covering a myriad of alternate universe tales, parodies, and farces which don't fit into the primary Crossover Universe continuity.


Preorder Now | Debut at PulpFest/FarmerCon, July 2016

Sean Lee Levin’s two-volume Crossovers Expanded is a companion to Win Scott Eckert’s own epic Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volume 1 and Volume 2.
Crossovers Expanded contains over 300,000 words of all-new crossover entries. Featuring beautiful wraparound covers by Keith Howell, both volumes are immediately available for preorder.

Both Crossovers Expanded volumes will debut at PulpFest 2016/FarmerCon XI, July 21-24 2016, in Columbus, OH, where Mr. Levin will be available for interviews and podcasts. At PulpFest, Mr. Levin, Mr. Eckert, and Mr. Maynard will sign the books preordered to date, after which the books will ship to all preordering customers. (Note that these books are not signed, limited editions; books will be signed at PulpFest as a courtesy to preordering customers, but signatures cannot be guaranteed for books ordered after PulpFest/FarmerCon.)




Meteor House
BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR
by Christopher Paul Carey

Now available!

In 2015, Meteor House published Hadon, King of Opar, a new Khokarsa novella by Christopher Paul Carey—Farmer’s coauthor on The Song of Kwasin, and the author of the Khokarsa series prequel Exiles of Kho—about which the British Fantasy Society said, “This book, the author’s best so far, cements [Carey’s] position as quite possibly the best writer currently working in the classic heroic fantasy genre.”

Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa series records the history of a lost civilization that thrived in the heart of ancient Africa twelve thousand years ago at the twilight of the last ice age. The novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin told the story of the heroes Hadon of Opar and Kwasin of Dythbeth, as they battled a power-hungry tyrant who sought to overthrow the beneficent order of mother earth goddess Kho and raise up the mandate of baleful sun god Resu in its place.

Now the epic saga of Khokarsa continues in Blood of Ancient Opar, a brand-new sequel novella to Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey, chronicling Hadon’s further adventures in the fallen empire’s last remaining queendom. Using Farmer’s own notes, Carey at last fills in the missing history of a civilization lost to the mists of time…

On the heels of a devastating invasion by a ruthless pirate lord’s army, the destiny of Khokarsa’s last remaining queendom hangs in the balance. Even as King Hadon leads his forces to victory against the raiders, the conniving oracle of Opar and the high priest of the Flaming God conspire to place themselves upon the ivory throne, launching a civil war that rages throughout the city. But deep beneath Opar, a secret message from Sahhindar, the god of Time, has lain buried for centuries, waiting for Hadon and his daughter La to uncover it. Soon Hadon comes to suspect that La conceals her own mysterious plans, but will they save the city of gold and jewels from utter destruction—or shatter the foundation of Time itself?


Blood of Ancient Opar will be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback signed limited editions!

Buy the Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback for $16 (+shipping)
Buy the the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover for $27 (+shipping)
Buy both together for $38—save $5 off the pair (+shipping)
The books are due out in the Summer of 2016, so be sure to preorder early. As with all of our Signed Limited Edition Novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by June 15th 2016.

As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!




Meteor House
An All-New Dayworld Novel!
A Hole in Wednesday
by Philip José Farmer & Danny Adams

Now available!


Philip José Farmer’s Dayworld trilogy, as well as his short story “The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World,” imagines an overcrowded future that cures the problem by “stoning” six-sevenths of the population each day.

Farmer began a prequel Dayworld novel, A Hole in Wednesday, but did not complete it, and Meteor House is pleased that Danny Adams has picked up the mantle. Set some time before the events in the original trilogy, the novel nonetheless has direct links to the acclaimed series, exploring the developing world and antecedent characters who vigorously challenge the life in which they find themselves trapped.

The Dayworld was born from the overpopulation and chaos of the late 21st century: live just one day out of seven, spend the rest in a suspended animation called stoning, and humanity will only need one-seventh of the resources it was consuming on its dying planet. Now, three-and-a-half centuries into this New Era—or two “subjective generations” later—everyone seems blessed with peace and abundance. But one man is about to discover that the seeds of the world’s destruction were deeply planted by the time the Dayworld began.

Jerry Carson never once thought about questioning the New Era. He knew better than most how horrific the world had once been. But when his wife suffers miscarriages that appear to be caused by her stoner, he begins to investigate. By the time he realizes there is an old darkness in the heart of the system that threatens wholesale destruction and genocide, there is no turning back. The New Era itself is saturated with corruption, including the knowledge that an elixir is being developed that would allow powerful conspirators to live forever, and any potential allies may be every bit as sinister. But the only way he, his wife, and the best of his world can survive is to join the forces threatening them all and somehow destroy the evil from within, before falling to the darkness himself. . .

As with most Meteor House titles, the print run of the Signed (by Danny Adams) Hardcover Limited Edition will be determined by the number of books preordered. And while the trade paperback is not a limited edition, preordered copies will also by signed by coauthor Danny Adams. To ensure you get a signed copy of either edition, but sure to order no later than June 30th, 2016.

A Hole in Wednesday will debut at PulpFest 2016/FarmerCon XI, July 21-24 2016, in Columbus, OH, where Mr. Adams will be available for interviews and podcasts.


5.5 × 8.5, 360 pages
US $25 Trade Paperback Edition (Blue logo)
US $35 Signed Hardcover Limited Edition (Red Logo) (Signed by Danny Adams)

Cover art by Keith Howell




The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!

In 2014, Meteor House published Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows, by Josh Reynolds, a sequel to Philip Jose Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg. Now the adventures of Phileas Fogg continue in Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra, chronicling the further exploits of Jules Verne’s most iconic hero.

1889. The war of shadows is over, but a new and more deadly conflict has begun in the Central European country of Ruritania. A conflict which threatens to consume the few remaining survivors of the millennia-old struggle between Eridaneans and Capelleans, including Phileas Fogg. Drawn to the city of Streslau by a mysterious letter, Fogg finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit and caught between old allies and new enemies in a struggle for survival. On the run and aided only by the unpredictable Count of Hentzau, Fogg must exert every iota of his famed intellect in order to unravel the mystery of the Heart of Osra – or face the utter annihilation of Eridaneans and Capelleans alike!

Available in both a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover and a Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback.

The paperback is $16 (plus shipping) and the hardcover is $27 (plus shipping). Or, you can buy both together for $38 (save $5 off the pair, and even more with combined shipping)!



Now available!

Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days
Philip José Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg
THEY WERE ONLY THE BEGINNING!


In 2014, Meteor House published Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows by Josh Reynolds, a sequel to Philip José Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg. 2016 brings us Reynolds’ Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra, furthering the exploits of Jules Verne’s most iconic hero.

Now, join Meteor House as Win Scott Eckert reveals a hitherto unknown chapter in Fogg’s celebrated round-the-world journey!

December 1872. Phileas Fogg, the lovely Aouda, and his faithful manservant Passepartout, are nearing the end of their frenzied eighty-day dash around the world…

One wouldn’t think, as Fogg and Co. speed across North America on the transcontinental railroad, that they would have time to befriend a mysterious masked lawman, match wits with a long-lived criminal mastermind and his tong, and battle anti-Chinese sentiment in Old West coal mining communities.

One would be wrong.

Win Scott Eckert pulls back the veil on the previously untold tale of Mr. Phileas Fogg’s fateful encounter with the legendary masked rider of the plains and his faithful companion—an episode suppressed (with good reason!) by M. Verne himself from the final publication of his classic Around the World in Eighty Days.

Meteor House is proud to present our first limited edition chapbook, a 9,800 word adventure signed by Win Scott Eckert. As with most of our books, the print run will be determined by the number of books preordered. Only a small number will be printed beyond the preorders, so to ensure you don’t miss out, be sure to order no later than July 5th.

And here is an added bonus: if you have preordered any of our forthcoming titles, this chapbook has free shipping (and will be sent to you, along with your other book(s), after FarmerCon in early August).

So, if you have already purchased any of the following
Crossovers Expanded, Volume 1
Crossovers Expanded, Volume 2
DAYWORLD A Hole in Wednesday
Blood of Ancient Opar
Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra


US $8
5.5×8.5, 28 pages (9,800 words)
Limited Edition of TBD Signed copies




Michael Crichton - New novel set for 2017!

DRAGON TEETH, an unpublished novel by the late Michael Crichton, has been acquired by HarperCollins for publication in May 2017.

The story is a fictional telling of the notorious real-life rivalry between paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh in the 1870s at the beginning of the hunt for dinosaur fossils.
Crichton uses the invented character William Johnson, who works as an assistant for one and then the other, to illuminate “the ‘Bone Wars,' the golden age of American fossil hunting, as the basis for a thrilling story set in the wilds of the American West.”



Moonstone Books: GUNS OF THE BLACK BAT #1 - Arriving in comic shops August 3!  
Story: Ron Fortier, Aaron Shaps
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Cover: Michael Stribling


Dateline 1938. Hitler and the Nazis have begun their plans to conquer the world. In the states, the crimefighter known as the Black Bat encounters German spies exhibiting strange, unworldly powers. Have aliens infiltrated the Third Reich and is the threat to mankind greater than imagined? Hurriedly the Bat assembles a team of specialists to help him confront this unknown foe: Airboy, Domino Lady, Moon Man, Golden Amazon, and more! They will become known as The Guns of the Black Bat.

Gray, 7x10, 32 pages, $3.50





 
Mystery*File - Now online!

PulpFest 2016, by Walker Martin
- New!
A Movie Review by Jonathan Lewis: CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM (1940)
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — REX DOLPHIN “Off the Map” 
Reviewed by Dan Stumpf: PAUL CAIN – Seven Slayers  



Paperback Perils - Now online!

Blood of Ancient Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2016)
Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers (Guy D'Armen, 1928/Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, 2004)
The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  



2016 Munsey Award

Laurie Powers has been named the winner of the 2016 Munsey Award. Nominated by the general pulp community, Laurie was selected through a vote cast by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. The award is a fine art print created by Dan Zimmer of a David Saunders painting, presented annually to a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community. J. Barry Traylor, the recipient of the 2014 Rusty Award presented Laurie were her well-deserved Munsey.
Congratulations Laurie!
Retro Lamont Award

David Saunders was presented with a special “retro” Lamont Award to recognize his substantial service to the pulp community over the years. Since a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints — designed by David — serves as the Munsey and Rusty awards, it was decided to honor David’s significant contributions to the pulp world with one of the few remaining copies of Pulpcon‘s Lamont Award. The award was presented by our 2015 Munsey Award winner, Stephen T. Miller.

Congratulations David!
PulpFest Reports

Airship 27:  Cons & Posters

Mystery*File: PulpFest 2016, by Walker Martin

Pulp Flakes:  Pulpfest 2016 - a few photos  

The PulpNet (Yellowed Perils):  PulpFest 2016, days 3-4  PulpFest 2016, day 2  PulpFest 2016, day 1


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Murder by Mirrors" by O. B. Myers from POPULAR DETECTIVE, May, 1948
Brett was a realtor, but he had no interest in plots six feet under - even if he got a pretty brunette for company!

"Blazing Blades" by Gardner F. Fox from REAL SPORTS, January, 1948
You have to be fast and tough to mix it up in the mass mayhem called pro hockey - could a skinny young streak of lightning and a leathery oldster put the game on ice together?

"Mouthpiece Miracle Man" by Edward James from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, October, 1942

Old Colonel Lee, wise in the ways of a jury, invokes a little courtroom magic in the interest of justice.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The God of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft
Blood of Ancient Opar with Christopher Paul Carey
The Master Mind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pulp Den - Now online!

Satellite Lost - New!
End light Dawning 2012
Tomb of The Ten Thousand Dead
The Asset 
Arctic Wings


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

Pulpfest 2016 - a few photos - New!
Happy Fourth of July to you...  
Pulp Magazine collector picture from EBay
Rare interview with a pulp illustrator - Creig Flessel
Behind the scenes - how the editorial office worked at Adventure magazine
Review of Adventure - January 1, 1928


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Hell's Hostages - New!

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


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Lost Shadow OTR: ‘The Thoughts of Death’ - New!
The Spider #27: ‘Emperor of the Yellow Death’
Perry Mason: novels #15 and #16
‘Superman’: a serial in 15 chapters
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2016 reports - New!
PulpFest 2016, days 3-4 - New!
PulpFest 2016, day 2 - New!
PulpFest 2016, day 1
Stay tuned for news from PulpFest 2016
PulpFest, ‘The Pulpster,’ & the pulp life
Michael R. Hudson: 1955-2016
Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man
Radio Archives
The Spider #27 Audiobook
Emperor of the Yellow Death

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

Pitiless, astute, ambitious, yellow-skinned Wang-ba emerged from the mystic Orient to proclaim himself Emperor of America! Sight of his green face caused bloodcurdling terror; his anger could be appeased only by soul-twisting agony and writhing, long-lasting death... Such was the criminal genius whom Richard Wentworth had to kill. Never before has the Spider been squeezed so tightly between the vise-jaws of the Law and the Lawless. Nor has he ever struggled so fiercely against the pleading of his own brave heart!

 
For ten grim years, the Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he’s back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.
 
During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly the Spider!
 
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.
 
Once more, the incomparable Nick Santa Maria reads another thrilling Spider exploit. Emperor of the Yellow Death originally published in The Spider magazine, December, 1935.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
Radio Archives
Dan Fowler: G-Man Audiobook
Snatch!

by George Fielding Eliot writing as C.K.M. Scanlon
Read by Richard Epcar

50% discount on audio CD version!

In the flood of pulp magazines featuring the hard-hitting exploits of a single hero, only one magazine read as if its stories had been torn out of the headlines. That was G-Men, starring the closest equivalent to Eliot Ness and his Untouchables the pulps dared offer up.

Special Agent Daniel Fowler. Young but hardened, the product of the FBI’s new scientific investigation methods, Fowler and his aides, Larry Kendal and Sally Vane, formed a special roving unit of the Bureau, willing and able to rush to any state in the Union to combat counterfeiters, extortionists and sundry foreign spies.



To write the exploits of such a non-nonsense hero, they called in George Fielding Eliot, a former major in U. S. intelligence. In 1933, he resigned as a U. S. Intelligence officer so he could write military non-fiction articles without being hampered by official censorship.

Eliot knew how to operate a Tommy gun, and what it was like to hear the snap and crack of live rounds whistling past your head. He also knew how to get his man—hallmarks of the Mounties and the G-Men both. His credentials were perfect.

Titled after an underworld slang term for kidnapping, with the Lindbergh baby kidnapping fresh in the public consciousness, and inspired by the notorious Purple Gang, the premier exploit of Dan Fowler and his team was called Snatch. It was published under the house pseudonym of C. K. M. Scanlon. It was an instant success among readers who had been reading daily newspaper accounts of the F. B. I.’s successful crusade against John Dillinger and “Baby Face” Nelson, and other otherwise-unstoppable Public Enemies.

Seared by crime, trained by Hoover, and motivated by a stern sense of justice, Special Agent Fowler went on to a long and successful career spanning nearly two decades.

In order to do justice to this riveting hero, we’ve recruited the impeccable-voiced Richard Epcar to narrate Snatch. Let the Tommy guns roar!
 
50% Discount on the Audio CD version - 5 hours - $9.99 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Spider #110 eBook
Zara-Master of Murder - November 1942

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Now available!
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 Meet the Spider! by Will Murray
 
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
Let’s get mad — mad as hell!
 
Book-Length Spider Novel
Zara — Master of Murder! by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
It was a cruel, sinister war that Zara waged. He conquered men by mastering their brains — and then turning them against the ones they loved. Even the Spider was sucked into this whirling maelstrom of suspicion, treachery and hatred. And if the Spider failed — all Americans would be cursed with the shameful brand of Cain!
 
Song of the Gallows — An Ed Race Story by Emile C. Tepperman
The show must go on, though staged and directed by Satan himself. And Ed Race doubled for Death — to uphold the tradition of showland.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99.

  


Radio Archives
  
These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this Horror Stories series of eBooks.
 
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Francis James, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents: 
Horror Stories — An Introduction by Will Murray
 
Music of the Damned — January 1935 issue of Horror Stories By Francis James
They were the Army of the Dead. High in the hills Bill Weston saw them marching, their taloned fingers clutching the torn girls who were their victims. And hell-born music dragged him on to their ancient, Satanic orgies.
 
Nursery of Horror — March 1935 issue of Horror Stories by Francis James
From what reeking limbo came those emissaries of a god gone mad? To what pit of unendurable agony — to what unspeakable fate — were they taking Mary Hawes?
 
When Men Died Screaming — July 1935 issue of Horror Stories by Francis James
Hilda Nash, hired to nurse a blood-lusting she-maniac, found herself the helpless prey of a legendary master of terror.
 
The Women Who Killed For Satan — June-July 1939 issue of Horror Stories by Francis James
I, Paul Adams, was a rational human being, as you are — till I saw my beloved Sibyl give her loyalty to The Beggar; watched her dedicate her loveliness to the Shrine of Mass Murder, while ghastly, fiery death dripped from her fingertips!
 
Valley of Corpses — August 1940 issue of Horror Stories by Francis James
Futilely I cursed the greed which had impelled me to accept this grisly job. For the corpses I sought to transplant rose against us — led by a sinister woman who conscripted my darling Marge and me into the Army of the Dead!
 
Scourge of the Faceless Men — December 1940 issue of Horror Stories by Francis James
Outside the city the army kept constant watch; but inside, the Doom-Man stalked unchallenged and unchecked, spreading pestilence and death! Only I knew the secret of the inhuman fiend who had doomed an entire city to the horrors of a plague that had come from the depths of hell!
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.

 


THE ROCKETEER - Reboot in the Works from Disney!

Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot of the 1991 action adventure movie, hiring Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen the script for the project, which is being titled The Rocketeers.

The project, in the early development stages, is being looked at as a sequel-reboot and in a modern-day twist, will be headlined by a black female character.

The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jetpack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.





THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #3 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops August 3!  
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


Months after the tragic loss of his companion Margo Lane, The Shadow grows frustrated in his efforts to find those responsible for her demise, the mysterious Red Empress and her Tong gang. Growing increasingly grim and merciless in his pursuit, the Master of Darkness finally uncovers a clue that points to a certain Chinatown nightclub. Our hero leads a strike team of his most trusted agents in a raid on the lair of the Red Empress. Will The Shadow’s quest for vengeance ultimately push him over the edge, into a path of madness and homicide? This compelling storyline is brought to life by Eisner Award-winner Matt Wagner, as both writer and artist, and colored by Brennan Wagner.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Death Tower
- New!
Vengeance Bay
The Jade Dragon
The Shadow Meets The Mask
The White Column

Skelos Press
SKELOS #1
Now available!


A horror and fantasy journal featuring short fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and art by both seasoned pros and talented newcomers!
First issue features a short, previously unpublished Robert E. Howard draft illustrated by Mark Schultz.

CONTENTS
Short Fiction
"The Dead Unicorn" by Scott Cupp
"Hungry" by Charles Gramlich
"The Night Maere" by Scott Hannan
"The Nameless Tribe Drafts"  by Robert E. Howard (Illustrated by Mark Schultz)
"The Yellow Death" by David Hardy
"The Burning Messenger" by Matt Sullivan
"Dangerous Pearl" by Ethen Nahté

Novelettes
"The Drowned Dead Shape" by Keith Taylor
"One Less Hand for the Shaping of Things" by Jason Ray Carney

Poetry
"Sorceress" by Ashley Dioses
"Midnight in the Ebon Rose Bower" by K. A. Opperman
"The Casualty of the Somme" by Frank Coffman
"The Writer" by Jason Hardy
"Totem" by Pat Calhoun
"Surtur" by James McNew
"A Revelation Dream" by Kenneth Bykerk

Essays
"Nameles Tribes: Robert E. Howard's Anthropological World-Building in Men of the Shadows" by Jeffrey Shanks
"From the Cosmos to the Test-Tube: Lovecraft, Machen, and the Sublime" by Karen Joan Kohoutek
"A Sword-Edge Beauty as Keen as Blades: C. L. Moore and the Gender Dynamics of Sword-and-Sorcery" by Nicole Emmelhainz
Special Features
"Skull Session" by Mark Finn (Editorial)
"Grettir and the Draugr" by Samuel Dillon and Jeffrey Shanks  (Illustrated story)
"About the Contributors"

The Bone Yard
Reviews by Josh Akins, Bobbie Derie, Charles Hoffman, Paul McNamee, Brian Murphy, Deuce Richardson, Todd Vick, and Keith West


Trade paperback, 7"x10", 175 pages, $10 plus shipping
Single digital edition: $3


Create your own subscription package and never miss an issue of Skelos!






Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has added the most prominent pulp magazine ever published, Black Mask, to its intellectual property holdings. As the periodical where the hard-boiled detective story was created and cultivated, Black Mask's historical significance in popular fiction is unequaled.

Originally launched in 1920 by H.L. Mencken, Black Mask magazine became the most influential detective magazine beginning in 1926 when Joseph T. Shaw became editor. It was the foresighted Shaw who championed the use of tough crimefighters and private detectives portrayed in a more violent, hard-boiled fashion, as written by influential American fiction writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich, Max Brand, Steve Fisher, and many others. It was also in the pages of Black Mask wherein Hammett introduced Sam Spade and first published The Maltese Falcon.

Before its demise in 1951, Black Mask published some 2,500 stories by scores of professional authors.

Black Mask's place in popular culture history is well-documented. Joseph Shaw once claimed that "President Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and Herbert Hoover read Black Mask." In fact, the Library of Congress considers the magazine so important that it has retained its Black Mask set in its permanent holdings of Special Collections.

Black Mask rejoins Dime Detective and Detective Fiction Weekly in Steeger Properties LLC's holdings once owned by Popular Publications, Inc., and comprise the three greatest detective magazines ever published. This marks the first time in over 50 years that all three titles were owned by one entity.


Previous announcements:

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome another author to our list of literary estates it manages.

H. Warner Munn (1903–1981): The author of several works, most notably the Werewolf Clan series from Weird Tales. A friend of fellow Weird Tales author H.P. Lovecraft, Munn penned scores of works over the course of his decades-long career.
His book, The Lost Legion (1980) is soon to see reprint.

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome two new literary estates to our stable of clients.

Carroll John Daly (1889–1958): The father of the Hard-Boiled school of writing. One of the top writers for Black Mask, his influence in the genre can’t be underestimated. As the writer of the Mike Hammer novels, Mickey Spillane, wrote to Daly:
Yours was the first and only style of writing that ever influenced me in any way.

Daly wrote for nearly 40 years, producing nearly 300 stories, and over a dozen hardcover novels, along with several radio and TV scripts. Although he created several series characters such as Detective Satan Hall, Three-Gun Terry, Clay Holt, Mr. Strang, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown, it’s his classic Hard-Boiled private eye Race Williams for whom he’s best remembered.

Harold Ward (1879–1950): The writer of the much-loved stories of pulp arch-villain Dr. Death, Ward penned scores of yarns for the pulp magazines, newspapers, and for hardcovers over the course of a decades-long career.
Ward wrote for the early Black Mask issues and also had a story in the first number of Weird Tales. He also co-wrote with fellow pulpsters Ralph Milne Farley and Otis Adelbert Kline, the latter who would also later act as his literary agent.
In the 1980s, the Ward estate unearthed dozens of his works, including many unpublished manuscripts of all genres, including several featuring pulp characters akin to his best-known creation, Dr. Death.



STRANGE DAYS (Argent) - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer (Author), Bobby Nash (Introduction)

The 1950s were a time of hidden menace in America. Communist spies lurked around every corner and the bomb could drop at any moment. No one was above suspicion. It is into these times that the Mysterians appear. The patients of the Destry Clinic are freaks, possessing superhuman abilities – but superhuman appearances as well. They cannot simply remove a costume and disappear into a crowd. They are unlike the other heroes of the Argentverse. Dr. Destiny, the mysterious, unseen leader of the Mysterians. Mach, whose ability to fly at tremendous speed is slowly killing him. NRG, who must wear cumbersome armor to protect others from his deadly energy. Metallica, who possesses metal skin. The Mysterians face equally astonishing menaces, including Gargantua, who can mold his form into any shape; the Brain, a criminal mastermind with a superhuman mind; the stunning Sorcerer, who can perform seeming miracles; the Gauntlet and his Insidians.

Paperback: 338 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
$17.00




TARZAN MEETS GROO -  Coming soon from Dark Horse Comics!

Comic creator Thomas Yeates and ERB, Inc. President Jim Sullos announced the upcoming Dark Horse comic, Tarzan Meets Groo, that will have Yeates teaming up with MAD magazine icon, Sergio Aragones.



TARZAN ON FILM - Arriving in comic shops August 3!  
by Scott Tracy Griffin

In this authoritative volume, writer and historian Scott Tracy Griffin traces the development of the history-making Tarzan franchise, from the motion-picture industry’s early silents and serials, through the high point of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer era featuring Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan, to modern worldwide hits like Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and Walt Disney Studios’ animated Tarzan.

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Titan Books

Amazon Pre-order  $39.95




Amazon.com      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 Tales and the Inner Sanctum - New!
Joel Townsley Rogers (1896-1984)-Part Two - New!
Joel Townsley Rogers (1896-1984)-Part One
PulpFest This Weekend
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Three
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Two
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part One 







22 July 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #149

GREEN GHOST TRIPLE ISSUE

 
"The Case of the Bachelor’s Bones" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Astral Assassin" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Evil Eye" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts

  
  
 7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - November 1941

 
"The Black Gold Killers" by Robert Wallace
 Follow the Phantom across the country as he tears down, piece by piece, an intricate structure of deadly crime—fighting against the grim reign of murder that holds sway over the oilfields when a ruthless schemer plans a sinister coup!
 
"Chinaman’s Chance" by Owen Fox Jerome
 "Snake Murder" by· Frank Johnson


  
 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Spring 1944
 
"Cobra Queen of the Congo Legions" by John Peter Drummond
 Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, was fighting his greatest battle, invading a juju land to save Helene from a murderous Arab and a Cobra Queen.  His only chance of success lay in the help of his native friends—and they were seeking him, their savage weapons drawn, to butcher him for crimes he had unknowingly committed.

 "The Walking Dead" by Paul Selonke
 "Jewel of Jeopardy" by Wilbur S. Peacock
 "Spears of Ki-Jala" by John Starr
 "The Fos-Fos Juju" by Francis Gerard
 "Vultures on Safari" by Armand Brigaud
 
 Cover Artist: George Gross


    7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Danger Trail – November 1928
 
"Strange Waters" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Malamute" by Pat Costello
 "Trail’s End" by Sewell P. Wright
 "The Forest of Sin" by Douglas M. Dold
 "Pound for Pound" by Frederick L. Nebel
 "The Blow-Pipe of Mayi" by Llewellyn P. Holmes
 "Dead Fires" by Robert E. Johns
 "The Amateur Pirate" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Pontoons and Harpoons" by Frank R. Pierce
 "The Horseman of the Great Forest" by Edgar Young
 "With Pick and Pan" by John A. Thompson


 Cover Artist: Charles L. Wrenn
  
 7x10, 160 pages, $14.95



Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

Premiering at PulpFest 2016! - New!  


Age of Aces
Premiering at PulpFest (July 21-24)!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the World War I war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon — Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. Fifth collection in a series.

Softcover, $17


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD
The names of the men in that strange, ill-assorted squadron were listed only in the most secret annals of Allied Intelligence. To everyone else they were known merely as the Squadron of the Dead. Americans, British, Russians — even Germans — made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together. They had all been condemned to die. A collection of Frederick C. Painton’s “Dirty Dozen” stories from the First World War.

Softcover, $17





Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!


Captain Ron and Chief Engineer Rob Davis share the latest releases from Airship 27 Productions, including The Persona and a new Brother Bones poster, as well as the latest in the world of New Pulp!







Airship 27 Productions
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!

For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
PULP CONFIDENTIAL VOLUME 1
New Mystery Crime Series!

Airship 27 Productions is damn happy to announce the debut of their first ever mystery crime series, Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

“This is something our fans have been clamoring for,” admits Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Year after year, they come to our tables at pulp shows and ask if we have any mystery titles.  We would point them to our best selling Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective books to which they would merely shrug.  They made it quite clear what they wanted was old fashion mystery anthologies in the vein of the  Black Mask Mystery or Clue.

Although Airship 27 did release a pulp private eye series in The Ruby Files a few years ago, there was no active anthology series.  Now that missing piece in their publishing goals has been finally addressed with Pulp Confidential Vol. One.

The series kicks off with two original mysteries both worlds and times apart.  Tim Bruckner’s novella, Scared Pretty, opens things up with a novella set in 1930s Hollywoodland where a sadistic serial killer is on the loose. This is followed by British writer Derek Lantin’s first ever published work, The Missing Beauty.  It’s a modern day thriller about a London accountant who flies to Bangkok on assignment and then finds himself caught in a kidnapping and murder.

“Both of these are truly well-crafted mysteries,” Fortier continues.  “That they were so different from one was fun of assembling the volume.  It’s our hopes future volumes in the series will contain all kinds of crime mysteries as diverse as the genre truly is.”  Pulp Confidential Vol. One. features both cover and interior illustrations by the popular Rob Moran, whose love of old American black and white crime movies is well documented in his own art books.  Warren Montgomery provided colors which harkened back the drug store crime magazine racks with Art Director Rob Davis putting everything together.

“We’re hoping our fans will applaud the debut of this series,” Fortier concludes.  “And that it will attract lots of great mystery submissions.  I mean, really, who doesn’t doesn’t love a good mystery?”

Available from Amazon and coming soon on Kindle.



Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

Derelict of Space by Randall Garrett—plus Poul Anderson and Tarr Roman
“The Guthrie Method” by Raymond Z. Gallun / “Desperate Remedy” by Mack Reynolds
“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.  

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016 (July 21-24)!

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at PulpFest.
They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
Altus Press books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.
Do not delay if you want to ensure copies at PulpFest.
mikechomko@gmail.com

These titles will be made available on the Altus Press website over a period of time following PulpFest.

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan


“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

INVITATION TO A CRIME: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DENIS BURKE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxe hardcover






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

THE SHADOW Volume 109: "The Blur" & "Blue Face"
The Shadow battles incredible super-villains in startling pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness hunts down a mysterious super-foe who appears only as a kaleidoscopic blur and has kidnapped Margo Lane! Then, "Blue Face" conducts a  series of sadistic attacks that net miniscule proceeds, but only The Shadow knows that there is far more to the bizarre crime wave than meets the eye. This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-211-7 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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in October!
Coming to comic shops October 26!

THE SHADOW #111: "The Radium Murders" & "The Crystal Skull"
The Knight of Darkness again proves that "crime does not pay" in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, can The Shadow ferret out the scientific mastermind behind "The Radium Murders" before falling prey to his deadly doom device? Then, plundered art treasures from war-torn Europe are offered for sale by the mysterious swindler known only as "The Crystal Skull" until The Shadow strikes with all the force and mystery at his command! BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This blockbuster collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-217-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 111 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162275.


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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in October!
Coming to comic shops October 26!

THE SPIDER Volume 11: "The Coming of the Terror" & "The Crime Laboratory"
The pulp era's most bloodthirsty crimefighter wages his deadly war on crime in two violent pulp novels by Norvell Page. First, stripped of his wealth and cut off from his faithful aides, Richard Wentworth appears doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East in "The Coming of the Terror," in the first installment of the Spider's legendary "Living Pharaoh" saga! Then, a new Spider arises to battle evil after an amnesiac Richard Wentworth becomes the pawn of a crime cartel in "The Crime Laboratory." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the classic color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-218-6 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162276.


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





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

BLACK BAT Volume 7: "The Black Bat's Justice" & "The Black Bat and the Red Menace"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, when murder pays off in millions,"The Black Bat's Justice" snarls a corrupt killer's ingenious web of doom! Then, Tony Quinn follows the trail of Soviet saboteurs who seek to undermine America's defense effort in "The Black Bat and the Red Menace." GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure by Kin Platt from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #7. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers and original interior illustrations by V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-219-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 7 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31).

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


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

THE SHADOW Volume 112: "Death Token" & "Three Stamps of Death"
The Master of Darkness investigates collectible crime in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a supposedly insignificant French silver franc leads to murder and mayhem until The Shadow uncovers the sinister secret behind the "Death Token." Then, three foreign postage stamps cost the lives of three men, until Lamont Cranston infiltrates the underground collectors market to discover the mysterious mystery of the murderous buying power of the "Three Stamps of Death." BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This special collector's volume showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-220-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 112 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 31).

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

 

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume 8 with Ian Watson and George Kuch

Award winning author Ian Watson and to audiobook narrator George Kuch discuss their work on the Sherlock Holmes series published by Airship27.  Ian has written several complex mysteries about the Great Detective and George has been performing audiobook versions that are available from Audible!  We talked about the books and the stories and the creative process of writing and performing these works.  And we have exclusive revelations about further works by these 2 talented gentlemen.

Past episodes:
The Superlatives- Silver Age style hero comic stories in prose by Jeff Deischer
Danny Adams discusses "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday"
Micah Harris and "Murder in the Miracle Room"
Will Murray : Doc Savage in "Glare of the Gorgon"
Jeff Deischer: "The Night of the Owl" and Guest Host Ric Croxton
Gordon Dymowski on Black Bat Mystery, Vol. 3 and much more!
Sinbad: The New Voyages - The Legacy of Ray Harryhausen

Black Dog Books
War-Nymphs of Venus: The Complete Planet Stories Tales
by Ray Cummings (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Journey to worlds afar and combat space pirates, find a new utopian world shrouded in fear, follow an interstellar bounty hunter on his obsessive task, see man’s conquest of a frozen planet fail, and witness the Shadow Squad battle a new and unknown enemy.

This volume collects the complete contributions to Planet Stories by one of the pioneers in the science fiction genre, and includes such previously uncollected works as “Phantom of the Seven Stars,” “Gods of Space,” “The Flame Breathers,” “Monster of the Asteroid,” “The Man Who Killed the Earth,” “Space-Wolf,” “Space-Liner X-87,” “War-Nymphs of Venus” plus five others.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Softcover, 360 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books  Amazon.com


Black Dog Books
The Thing from--Outside
by George Allan England (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

"George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey."—H.P. Lovecraft

When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England. Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”

What if . . .
. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?
. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?
. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?
. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?
. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?

The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts


Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
In the Shadow: and Other Uneasy Stories
by C.A. Tod Robbins (Author), Gene Christie (Introduction)

Now available!

Strip away the façade of sanity and discover why C.A. “Tod” Robbins is considered a curator of malevolence. From the author of “Spurs” and “The Terrible Three,” sources for the classic horror films Freaks and The Unholy Three, comes this new collection of bizarre masterpieces to make you shudder.

SAFE AND SANE—The watchdogs of wisdom howl as the counter-effects of boredom take a mysterious twist.

UNDYING HATRED—The Hand of Death dispenses its black gift with odd equality.

IN THE SHADOW—The death of a matriarch perverts the thoughts and actions of an entire family.

THE MAN WHO ESCAPED—An unlikely hero faces off against unavoidable Fate in this mysterious offering.

The roots of evil clutch at the reader in these and other strangling tales. The fiction of C.A. “Tod” Robbins has been compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other masters of the weird and bizarre. In this volume, readers may savor some of Robbins’ twisted tales that have remained unavailable for decades, not collected previously in book form.

Also included are two newly discovered works!


Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder 46/47 (Winter-Spring 2016)
Now available for immediate shipping!

The 230 pages of this double issue — the first BnT of 2016 — is crammed with articles, reviews, and reprints.

The feature articles boast BnT‘s usual combination of intensive research and passionate writing. The cover story is Ed Hulse’s lengthy examination of the two Columbia serials featuring The Spider, one of pulpdom’s greatest heroes. Rick Lai details the numerous pulp references in The Sinister Shadow, Will Murray’s recent novel pitting Doc Savage against The Shadow. Robert E. Howard scholar Morgan Holmes chronicles the efforts of Conan’s creator to break into the pulp magazines published by William Clayton. Old-Time Radio authority Karl Schadow offers a history of the little-known Stay Tuned for Terror, the series written by Robert Bloch and adapted primarily from his pulp stories. Bruce Dettman provides an overview of the various characters marketed to several mediums as The Falcon.

The issue’s department installments have the usual variety. “Tricks of the Trade” presents a 1932 Writer’s Digest piece on the Western-pulp market. Horror novelist and filmmaker S. Craig Zahler reviews two 1932 issues of Weird Tales in “Off the Shelf.” In “Airwave Adventures” Martin Grams writes about lost episodes of the Mysterious Traveler, a pulpish radio series that became a fiction magazine. Ed Hulse discusses one of the first movie serials, 1914’s The Million Dollar Mystery, in “Cliffhanger Classics.” And Dave Smith covers one of the great air-war hero pulps, The Lone Eagle, in “Series Spotlight.”

The reprint section begins with an 80th-anniversary tribute to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial: Rare promotional material originally published in Universal Weekly, the Universal Pictures trade paper circulated to exhibitors. Our fiction reprint is “Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead,” a 1942 Robert Leslie Bellem mystery featuring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. Finally, we publish long-unseen court documents relating to a Popular Publications lawsuit involving Black Mask magazine.

BnT #46/47 has the usual complement of illustrations — pulp cover reproductions, vintage movie stills, original art, and so on.

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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Bold Venture Press
ZORRO Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
Officially licensed by Zorro Productions
The second of six volumes reprinting the 60+ Zorro stories published in the pulps from 1919 to 1959.
Now available!

Zorro protects old California in a trio of thrill-packed adventures!

  • The Further Adventures of Zorro (illustrated by Ed Coutts)
 
  • Zorro Deals With Treason
  • The Mysterious Don Miguel

The Further Adventures of Zorro takes the masked hidalgo to the high seas when pirates arrive on the shores of old California, and decide to claim the pueblo as their spoils!
Then, "Zorro Deals With Treason" in the form of a Zorro imposter! The Mysterious Don Miguel creates much confusion in Reina de Los Angeles. Is he Zorro’s enemy — or Don Diego Vega’s friend?
Ride with Zorro as he defends the downtrodden citizens from the oppressive government, land and sea pirates, and crafty anarchists.

There’s never been a hero like Zorro for romance and high adventure!


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 302 pages
$19.95



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

An Incompetent Story Collection
Short Reviews – The Wheel Is Death by Roger Dee
Nictzin Dyalhis
Short Reviews – Signal Red by Henry Guth
A Best of Weird Tales
The Weird Tales Novels: Golden Blood

Centipede Press
THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES by Clark Ashton Smith
Now available!


The Averoigne stories of Clark Ashton Smith are among the most vivid and breathtaking in all of fantasy literature. Clark Ashton Smith’s unparalleled imagination is complimented by the artwork of David Ho, who has created 12 double-page, full color artworks, one for each story, plus an assortment of small devices.

Combined with the stunning illustrations, we have an oversize format, over 11 inches tall, with four color printing throughout on silky Italian paper. With printed endsheets, ribbon marker, signature page, and cloth binding in Italian Cialux cloth, all wrapped in a stunning dustjacket, this is probably the finest book ever created for Clark Ashton Smith’s works.

Above everything else, Averoigne is beautiful and magical. Clark Ashton Smith was a poet of vast talent and his powers seem particularly evident when he sets them to evoking this strange, medieval land and its wonders. All of his stories resonate and haunt — you are far from finished with them when you’ve read them and put them down — but the spells woven by these tales seem to have a particular persistence.

All the legends make it quite clear that anyone rash enough to visit a real fairyland will never quite manage to leave it again entirely, and, in that fairy sense, Averoigne is real. Once you’ve read this book you’ll find you’ve been authentically enchanted by a master sorcerer and for the rest of your life you must expect to be periodically wafted willy-nilly far away from ordinary things. One moment you’ll be on a crowded bus, and the next you’ll be wandering down a flowery pathway by the River Isoile; another time when you’ve almost gotten yourself to sleep in some lonely hotel room, you’ll suddenly be lost amid tall, grey trees perilously close to the tomb of Malinbois; and staring fixedly into space with your mind on nothing in particular, will almost certainly cause you to revisit that interesting Inn near Sylaire.

The edition is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies. This is an extremely short run and will sell out quickly.


Limited to 200 copies, each signed by David Ho, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and editor Ron Hilger, with a facsimile signature by Clark Ashton Smith.
New introduction by Gahan Wilson.
Gorgeous full color printing on sumptuous Italian paper.
Over a dozen original illustrations.
Ribbon marker, head and tail bands.
Cloth in dustjacket: $195





CONAN THE SLAYER #4 - Coming  in October!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Color:
Michael Atiyeh
Cover: 
Admira Wijaya

After returning to the Kozaki camp, Conan and Taraslan discover a grisly scene -- the chief has been murdered, and by none other than his own conniving son Kyrylo! As the murderous brother flees the camp, his true motivations will be revealed. Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) team up to bring a new chapter of Conan's story to life!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 26.


CONAN THE SLAYER #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160051.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB - Coming  in December!

Conan's earliest adventures, now available in affordable omnibus format!

Featuring the legendary run of comics greats Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord, This 472 page omnibus features favorites such as Born on the Battlefield, The Frost Giant's Daughter, The God in the Bowl, and more!


Full Color, 7" x 10", 472 pages, $24.99, On sale December 7.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TPB is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160052.



CTHULHU 2017 Calendar - Now available!

Appearing in several of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, kraken-like monster Cthulhu is an iconic figure that has fed imagination and terrified generations. Its name has come to define the whole mythos built up around Lovecraft's strange worlds and pantheon of monsters that continue to inspire many writers. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists, this calendar displays a fascinating mix of weird and wonderful depictions of this notorious monster that lurks beneath the deep. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

$11.99





CTHULHU 3-INCH STRESS DOLL KEYCHAIN - Coming  in October!

When life is challenging and you wish fervently to smite your enemies, the Cthulhu Stress Doll Keychain is what you need!
The 3" tall Cthulhu is soft and squishy, and you can squeeze it in your pocket as you imagine summoning the forces of the Elder God to do your bidding! 

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.
Stress Toy    $6.95

On sale October 26.

CTHULHU STRESS DOLL KEYCHAIN is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG163020.

THE CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SHADWELL SHADOWS MMPB - Coming  in November!
(Writer) James Lovegrove

In London's East End, an outbreak of insanity sees ordinary men and women reduced to gibbering, wrecks, and a mysterious creeping fog hides terrifying apparitions within it. Sherlock Holmes deduces a connection between these sinister "shadows" and an Oriental drug lord. Yet there are even more sinister forces at work, as the great detective faces a challenge so fearsome and deadly that his career may be over almost as soon as it has begun. The first volume in an all-new epic Cthulhu/Sherlock Holmes trilogy by James Lovegrove, spanning fifteen years and featuring Professor Moriarty, Herbert West, Charles Dexter Ward, the offspring of Zig and the Hounds of Tindalos.

Softcover, 5x8, 352 pages, B&W, $19.99, On sale November 16.


CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND SHADWELL SHADOWS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161997.


DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 - Coming  in October!
Alan Gordon (Writer), Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Jimmy Palmiotti (Writer), Justin Gray (Writer), Keith Goldberg (Writer), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Bo Hampton (Art), Tim Hamilton (Art), Troy Nixey (Art), and Aaron Campbell (Art)

Al Gordon and Bo Hampton's The Once and Future Tarzan reaches its conclusion!

In this month's installment of Dark Horse Presents, John Nadeau and Dan Jolley stitch together a tale of high-class intrigue and homicide in Murder Society!
In 1930s Paris, a young tailor joins an elite club with remarkable -- and violent -- entry criteria.

Also features new chapters of Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton's Brooklyn Blood, Carla Speed McNeil's Finder: Chase the Lady, Kaare Andrews and Troy Nixey's Black Sinister, and Rubber Guns by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Keith Goldberg, and Aaron Campbell!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale October 19.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160046.




DEJAH OF MARS Trade Paperback - Arriving in comic shops July 27!

Writer: Mark Rahner
Art: Jethro Morales
Cover: Jay Anacleto

John Carter, the hero from Earth, has disappeared. Before he vanished, he assaulted loyal Heliumite guards and stole an ancient artifact. Now, Dejah Thoris — the Princess of Mars and beloved wife to the fugitive champion — must investigate his mysterious course of action and save him from the death penalty. No matter how ruthless or reckless she must be, Dejah Thoris will stop at nothing to prove his innocence… and in so doing, will stir up a far-ranging conspiracy and earn the enmity of a madman called the Red Reaper!


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, $15.99




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Double-Action Detective and Mystery Stories #9
- New!
Super-Science Fiction: June 1957
The Continental Op’s Zigzags of Treachery  
Winston Marks, the chaste governor, and Super SF
Bestseller Mystery: The Continental Op

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!




Dum-Dum 2016
Mike Resnick ~ Guest of Honor
 August 4 - 6, in Morris, Illinois! 

Help the Chicago Muckers chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2016 Dum-Dum, being held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4 to 6, in Morris, Illinois.
Guests of honor will be Mike Resnick, Hugo-Award winning science fiction author, former ERB fandom writer and co-editor of “Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” and Robert Garcia, his co-editor and book graphic designer.

In keeping with the Muckers’ tradition, we will give a free, newly published book to registered Dum-Dum members – a collection of Mike Resnick’s early ERB fan writings.
At the 2013 ECOF Gathering in Morris we gave registered attendees a copy of “The Best of the Muckers,” and in 2010 the freebie was a hardcover combination for the first time of “The Mucker” and “Return of the Mucker” with 41 new illustrations and cover art by Tom Floyd.

Both guests will participate in programs. Mike Resnick will hold a Q-and-A kaffeeklatch on Friday afternoon, and reading and autograph sessions are expected on Saturday. Bob Garcia will host a panel on art used in ERB stories.

A program about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works in the pulp magazines will be presented by pulp expert Doug Ellis, co-chairman of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Other programs are expected.

The auction will be held Friday afternoon.

A catered banquet will be held Saturday night, back in the fabulous Lakewood Trails clubhouse, about 20 minutes from the hotel.

The registration cost has not yet been set but will be announced soon.

Setup of the dealers’ rooms is expected from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The room will be open until 5 p.m. that day for selling and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, then will open Saturday at 9 a.m. but all dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. At least 30 tables, possibly more, will be available. Because the hotel has to rent the huckster tables from an outside source, regrettably we have to pass on that fee of $10 per table to our dealers.

Our hotel rate will be $99 per night (Wednesday through Sunday) - a savings from the $129 usual rate - plus 11 percent in taxes at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, in Morris, near Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The hotel is about 60 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport.

The hotel offers a free guest breakfast that will be more than just a Continental breakfast, with at least one warm item.

A block of 20 rooms is being held until July 4, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your room. The hotel telephone number is (815) 942-6600. Mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles” when you register.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #3 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Giancarlo Caracuzzo
(Covers) Mike Wolfer, Chris Scalf

In the action-packed conclusion to the first The Land That Time Forgot mini-series, the explorers from present day and the survivors from 1916 must act quickly, or risk becoming the eternal prisoners of Caspak! Trapped within the prehistoric continent where time has no meaning, Bowen Tyler, his future granddaughter Abby, and a handful of allies must stop the evil Baron Von Schoenvorts' plan to use captured mini-submarines to escape the savage, lost world; a move that could have devastating effects on history! Outnumbered and outgunned, the heroes have only one hope for victory — Use Caspak itself as a weapon against the German U-boat captain and crew in an unforgettable, final battle in The Land That Time Forgot!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 26.

THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161137 (Main cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161138 (Painted cover).





EDGAR RICE BURROUGH'S TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (of 5) - Coming in October!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

Early twentieth-century British colonialists have rebuilt the slave trade around the intelligent apes that raised Tarzan in the jungles of Africa. Now Tarzan and his adoptive brother Caesar fight back to free the apes -- but discover that man and ape will have to unite if the surface world is to survive.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 26.


TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160045.


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE ART OF THE GHOST WHO WALKS - Coming in October!
(Writer) Daniel Herman (Art) Ray Moore & Various

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the first masked hero of the comics, The Phantom, Hermes Press presents the first definitive survey of all of the major artists whose work brought the character and the comic strips and comic books to life. Prefaced by a definitive essay, which chronicles the birth of the feature, this book offers rarely seen early original artwork by Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy. This deluxe art book additionally offers chapters on the artists who have worked on the strip from its beginning in 1936 to the present with numerous examples of original artwork, specialty pieces, and unpublished artwork. The Art of the Phantom also covers artists from all over the world who have worked on feature including Australia, Italy, and Scandinavia.

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, Full Color, $65.00
, On sale October 19.

THE PHANTOM: THE ART OF THE GHOST WHO WALKS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162220.


 

HOWARD LOVECRAFT & THE FROZEN KINGDOM GN - Coming in October!
(Writer) Bruce Brown, Sean Patrick O'Reilly (Art) Renzo Podesta (Cover) Thomas Boatwright

Soon to be an animated motion picture starring Christopher Plummer, Ron Perlman, and Jane Curtin!

After visiting his father in Butler Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father's warning and uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and grave danger. Alone and scared, Howard befriends a hideous creature he names Spot who takes him to the castle of the king where he is captured and sentenced to death!

Hardcover, 7x10, 80 pages, Full Color, $14.95
, On sale October 26.

HOWARD LOVECRAFT & THE FROZEN KINGDOM is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161201.

H.P. Lovecraft Anthology Series Being Developed by Legendary TV

Legendary TV has been developing an anthology series that includes characters, locations and story-lines from sixteen of Lovecraft’s most popular tales including The Call of Cthulhu, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror and many more. The team behind the series includes producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott, with a pilot script written by Matthew Francis Wilson. There’s also a deal attached that would make this the first TV series approved by the Lovecraft Estate.


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #54 - Coming in October!
(Writer/Art) Various

We feature the spectacular art of Frank R. Paul, one of the legendary fathers of science fiction illustration. Our feature, written by David Saunders, includes dozens of reproductions taken from the original art, sketches, photos, and color preliminary studies. Our second feature concerns the work of illustrator Fred Freeman, another brilliant illustrator of science fiction/science fact from the 1950s who will knock your socks off. Our profile presents many spectacular reproductions of his finest illustrations. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Magazine, 112 pages, Full Color, $15.00
, On sale October 26.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #54 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162290.




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #16 - Coming in October!

Neal Adams: An in depth look at the life and art of one of the all time greats. Packed full of stunning art from his comic days, his advertising days and unpublished work from his studio. Paul Slater: His work became a staple of British newspapers and magazines and his advertising clients are the largest companies around. Cecil Glossop: Popular and prolific illustrator for Chums (a weekly boys paper that ran from 1892 to 1941). His pirate paintings and drawings are without equal. Will Davies: He's the man behind images that shaped how Canadians saw half a century. Will Davies was so prolific, you have probably seen his work without even realizing it.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99
, On sale October 26.

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #16 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162291.

ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #1: THE SPANISH ARTISTS - Coming in October!

Jordi Bernet: Son of a cartoonist Bernet created the comics' industry greatest anti-hero, the gangster Torpedo.
Luis Garcia Mozos: The artist who brought to the fore a unprecedented realism into comics.
Esteban Maroto: Known for his brawny barbarians and sultry maidens, we take a tour through this artist's fantastic world.
Jose "Pepe" Gonzalez: How a love of drawing beautiful women transformed a young street urchin into the foremost delineator of the most iconic female in comics history.
Sanjulian: While not a favored medium for this artist his comic art would scale the greatest heights when revealed to an international audience.
Enric: He was the premier Vampirella artist of the 1970s but there are many more beautiful women to found in his work.
Josep Toutain: The man who brought all these artists and many more together and promted their work worldwide.

Magazine, 144 pages, Full Color, $34.99
, On sale October 26.

ILLUSTRATORS SPECIAL #1: THE SPANISH ARTISTS is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162292.



Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available for pre-order!
For release in October!


Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.
A Special Edition copy of the book was available for $65.00 plus postage.
- SOLD OUT!





iPulpFiction.com
Pulp Preservation Project
Our goal is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of American literature
and make it accessible to the mobile generation.

New Kickstarter campaign (July 18 - August 16)!

On July 18th, iPulpFiction.com launched a Kickstarter campaign of vital importance the legacy of American literature and pop culture of the first half of the 20th century.

It’s a literary legacy that was the source of countless film and television shows like Amazing Stories, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, Perry Mason, Tarzan, and Zorro. 
Even today it influences directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Shane Black, the Coen brothers, and Steven Spielberg.

A Legacy in Danger
Pulp fiction magazines were a huge part of American pop culture in the first half of the twentieth century. If you have any doubts about the importance of pulp fiction in American literature, here are a few pulp authors you may have heard of: Isaac Asimov, Charles Beaumont, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, Max Brand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Lester Dent, Philip K. Dick, Philip José Farmer, C. S. Forester, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Erle Stanley Gardner, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Robert A. Heinlein, O. Henry, Frank Herbert, Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, Rudyard Kipling, Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard, Jack London, H. P. Lovecraft, John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson, Johnston McCulley, Ellery Queen, Upton Sinclair, Mickey Spillane, Tennessee Williams, and many others who will be forgotten if their bodies of work are not preserved.

Collectors may preserve physical copies of pulp magazines, but the volumes are slid into archival sleeves and stored in a dark place. The literature in those magazines is very rarely read. And even in their protective cases, the magazines' poor quality pulp paper is slowly disintegrating.

Time is running out to save the works of these authors.

Preserving the Legacy
The 
iPulpFiction.com Pulp Preservation Project is about bringing this wealth of forgotten American literature to the mobile generation. Our objective is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of literature. Many of these stories have never been reprinted since their original publication, making the Pulp Preservation Project a rich research tool for scholars as well as a boon to pulp fans and casual readers.

There will be two sets of classic pulp collections on the site:
(1)  The free public collection of public domain issues
(2)  The premium all-you-can-read subscription service of copyrighted content licensed from premium content holders such as Steeger Properties, LLC and Altus Press.

To view and join the campaign, click on the link below.

For more information contact:
Keith Shaw, publisher
iPulpFiction.com
1630 West Gail Drive
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-773-8958


IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES VOLUME 1 HC - Now available!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (Art) Kostas Pantoulas (Cover) Steve Stanley

Danger, Will Robinson, danger! The first lost episode of Irwin Allen’s beloved sci-fi series is collected into a deluxe hardcover edition.
Features the complete three issue story “The Curious Galactics,” Carey Wilber’s original script pages, and more!

Hardcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $21.99






IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES #6 - Coming in October!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (Art/Cover) Patrick McEvoy

Final issue!
Sentenced to have their heads chopped off, Will, Penny, Doctor Smith, and the Robot either have to find a way out of the Queen of Hearts' dungeon or a way out of the dimension all together — and the key to the latter might be a few words contained in a silly rhyme. But will it get them out in time?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 19.

LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST AVENTURES #6  is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161128 (McEvoy).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161129 (Photo).





JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #1 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Covers: A: Francesco Francavilla, B: Robert Hack, C: Ron Salas

Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain's newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal. But all is not as it seems. Hidden forces are plotting to rebuild the faded glory of the once-mighty British Empire, and retake by force what was consigned to history. 007 is a cog in their deadly machine - but is he an agent of change, or an agent of the status quo? Loyalties will be broken, allegiances challenged. But in an ever-changing world, there's one man you can rely on: Bond. James Bond.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 12.

JAMES BOND #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161495 (Francavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161496 (Hack cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161497 (Salas cover).  


JAMES BOND #11 - Coming in October!
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters

Cover: Dom Reardon

EIDOLON, CHAPTER 5: Eidolon have M and Moneypenny, in a remote safehouse, with no hope of backup, no aid on the way, and no sign of James Bond. Fear and paranoia and the collapse of governmental structure are in sight. Britain is going back to the Dark Ages and SPECTRE, finally, have won.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 19.

JAMES BOND #11 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161501.


KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
by Robert E. Howard (Author), Timothy Truman (Author), Tomas Giorello (Art/Cover), Jose Villarrubia (Color)

King Conan grows weary of the crown, and when an old soldier visits him with talk of a cursed relic and rumors of Pictish tribes preparing a full-scale invasion on Aquilonia’s borders, Conan eagerly embarks on what could be his final adventure! Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello expand on Robert E. Howard’s unfinished “Wolves Beyond the Border” tale! Collects issues #1–#4 of the miniseries.

Softcover, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 120 pages, $17.99



KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 (of 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

As deathrunners and dinosaurs pick off the tribes, the only option is to wall themselves off from the monsterosities around them.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 19.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161358.


Lobster Johnson: METAL MONSTERS OF MIDTOWN #3 (of 3) - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

The giant robot invasion of New York comes to a showdown when the Lobster has to get into a machine’s head to drive it out of the city.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #4 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Jan Dursema

When the secret of the leader of The Cavendish Gang is revealed, it’s up to Kato, now personally trained by the aged Tonto, to try to save The Green Hornet, The Lone Ranger, and possibly the world. But when death strikes the very heart of a family, can a family, itself, survive? Read “The Fight for Law and Order,” the heart-breaking 4th issue of 6 in “THE LONE RANGER MEETS THE GREEN HORNET: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE!”

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 12.

LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #4 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161563.




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program - New!
Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet
Movie Review: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Recent Book Reviews: Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains
Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters


Mike Chomko -  July/August 2016 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for July/August 2016

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Moonstone Books
THE GREEN GHOST: DECLASSIFIED
By Win Scott Eckert & Eric Fein
Coming in October!


The Green Ghost—magician sleuth George Chance—returns! Once a debunker of the supernatural, the Green Ghost terrorized criminals with his horrific skull-face and wraithlike abilities. But criminologist Chance came back from Europe changed—for his wartime experiences taught him: the occult and night creatures were real! Thrill to new prose and comic book tales featuring a multitude of murderers, monsters, and crossovers with I.V. Frost, the Domino Lady, and more!

Authors: Win Scott Eckert, Eric Fein
Artist: David Niehaus
Cover: Malcolm McClinton
Softcover, 7” x 10”, grayscale, $14.99

On sale October 26.

THE GREEN GHOST: DECLASSIFIED is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161777.


Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY THREESOME #3
By Bobby Nash & Sergio Ibanez

 Coming in October!

The Many Deaths of Domino Lady…
Where were you the day you died? When the third murdered woman wearing a Domino Lady costume is found in a back alley in Hollywood, the real Domino Lady investigates. She is not alone. Also looking into the killings is police woman Peggy Allen, who moonlights as the mysterious crime fighter, the Woman in Red, and a young super hero named Bulletgirl Can Pulp's #1 adventuress and her new friends get to the bottom of this mystery before innocent lives are lost?


Writer: Bobby Nash
Art: Sergio Ibanez
Cover: Glenn Fernandez
32 pages, grayscale, $3.50

On sale October 26.

DOMINO LADY THREESOME #3 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161776.


Paperback Perils - Now online!

Blood of Ancient Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2016)
Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers (Guy D'Armen, 1928/Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, 2004)
The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #1 (OF 6) - Coming in October!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau
Cover A: Reilly Brown
Cover B: Ben Caldwell
Cover C Subscription: Sean Izaakse


Into the Worldscape - Dynamite’s fantasy adventure crossover event kicks off as the Pathfinders are drawn into the mysterious Worldscape, where the greatest warriors of Hyboria, Barsoom, Golarion and Earth clash in an ancient battle of life and death! Magic, monsters, and mystery co-starring Red Sonja! The Worldscape beckons in a tale written by Pathfinder publisher Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain) with art from Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub). Contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map!

Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99, On sale October 19.

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #1 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161515 (Brown cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161516 (Caldwell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161517 (Izaakse cover).







Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!



The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.



To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

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

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Home Town Boy" by Roy C. Rainey from THRILLING SPORTS, Spring (May), 1946
With fury in his heart, Tommy Slater, rejected second sacker, fares forth for a last game - and springs a surprise!

"The Baron Brings Home the Bacon" by Curtiss T. Gardner from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Summer (June), 1946
Featuring: Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver
An Insurance Claims Investigator Takes Over in a One-man Clean-up When Murder Stalks!

"Bush Pilot's Happy New Year" by Johnston McCulley from SKY FIGHTERS, Winter, 1949
Alaskan Blizzard or No Blizzard, It Was Cramer's Wedding Day! First, He had to Fly on a Perilous Mission Before That.



THE PULPSTER
Issue #25 to premiere at PulpFest!
New website now online!


THE PULPSTER  (the magazine about pulp magazines) celebrates its 25th year in 2016.
In addition to introducing issue number 25 at PulpFest 2016 next week, THE PULPSTER has a new presence online: ThePulpster.com.

At 
ThePulpster.com, you can find information on past issues, including listings of contents and covers, and how to purchase back numbers; article submission information; advertising opportunities; and more. THE PULPSTER editor William Lampkin plans on providing periodic updates about the zine, such as calls for submissions, what¹s coming up next issue, and other news.

THE PULPSTER got its start in 1991 when founding editor Tony Davis produced a 44-page, digest-size issue for Pulpcon 20.

In 2016, THE PULPSTER debuts number 25, featuring a special tribute to 90 years of AMAZING STORIES with essays by seven former editors of the groundbreaking science-fiction pulp, as well as other articles and features on the pulp magazines.

Pick up your copy of number 25 at PulpFest 2016, or visit ThePulpster.com to find out how to get a copy after PulpFest.


The Pulpster  


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The God of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft
Blood of Ancient Opar with Christopher Paul Carey
The Master Mind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pulp Den - Now online!

End light Dawning 2012 - New!
Tomb of The Ten Thousand Dead
The Asset 
Arctic Wings


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

Happy Fourth of July to you...  
Pulp Magazine collector picture from EBay
Rare interview with a pulp illustrator - Creig Flessel
Behind the scenes - how the editorial office worked at Adventure magazine
Review of Adventure - January 1, 1928


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


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider #27: ‘Emperor of the Yellow Death’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #15 and #16
‘Superman’: a serial in 15 chapters
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest 2016, day 1 - New!
Stay tuned for news from PulpFest 2016 - New!
PulpFest, ‘The Pulpster,’ & the pulp life
Michael R. Hudson: 1955-2016
Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man
RED SONJA: THE FALCON THRONE TP - Coming in October!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Aneke, Marguerite Sauvage
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage


Across the plains of Hyrkania, a message sweeps through the scattered peoples of the nation. Bells ring, horns blow, voices shout -- the King is dying! Red Sonja rides to save the King from his doom as the powers of Hyboria crowd around to strike when the kingdom is weakest. But a dread new power rises from within Hyrkania's own borders, bent on defending its homeland... no matter the cost, no matter what its people become. A defining chapter of the Red Sonja saga, dark, clever, vicious, and funny, as the She-Devil with a Sword must stop the rise of a brutal new regime: her own people!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99
, On sale October 5.

RED SONJA: THE FALCON THRONE is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161564.



Robert E. Howard
QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST Audiobook

Now available!

QUEEN of the BLACK COAST by Robert E Howard
Narration: Nelson W Pyles
Artwork: Bret Bouriseau


AUDIO SAMPLE:  http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/Hb2ynh0f

To order, click on the link below and then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top of the page.



BonaFide Outlaw Freepress

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS CAPTAIN SCIENCE VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
(Art) Wallace Wood & Various

Here's another forgotten or bypassed old comicbook in the great tradition of Planet Comics, featuring spaceships and saucers galore (not to mention the usual line-up of gorgeous gals and malevolent monsters) plus the wonderful artwork of, amongst others, the great Wallace Wood. The first seven issues are presented to you for just a tiny fraction of what you would expect to pay for a mint-condition version of just one copy of the actual comic... and this intoxicating first volume is in hardcover. Collects issues #1-7, November 1950 to December 1951.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99





The Serial Squadron
SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE to return!

Plans are in the works now for the return of the SerialFest DVD and printed magazine to begin in December 2016 or shortly afterward, to be published by the Serial Squadron.

Included will be individual chapters of serials which have been up to this point unavailable, succeeding chapters of which will appear in subsequent issues as they continue to be restored.

Four issues were published a few years ago but the 2-DVD format was hard to keep up with in terms of production.
The plan now is to include 1 DVD with a printed publication for each quarterly issue.


Titles of serials to be included on the DVD will not be announced for a while but they include some pretty high-profile ones featuring major stars which have not been on video before.





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Now available!

THE MYSTERY TROOPER
Starring Robert Frazer and Blanche Mehaffey
Syndicate Pictures 1931 / 10 Chapters

Jack Logan travels to the Northwest to try to locate a mine that belonged to his murdered uncle and is there besieged by crooks wanting to steal the map to the mine from him. He helps rescue pretty Helen Holt and her brother Billy from the crooks and returns them to their foster father Red Eagle, with the assistance of the phantom "Mystery Trooper," who lives in Ghost City and finds respite in playing melancholy melodies on a dusty pump organ. When Logan and Helen compare notes, they realize the Mystery Trooper, who has thrown a bag of gold nuggets through a window to Helen and Billy, must know more bout the mine than he is saying, and so may White Cloud, a beguiling wild white horse. It is said that he who discovers White Cloud's secret home shall also discover great riches. Is this true?

A new digital transfer of this enjoyable early sound serial created at the USC Cinema Archive and restored and stabilized by Eric Stedman. First and only release of this serial with very good quality picture and audio.

This DVD is complete & ready to ship -- Order now








The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Coming in July!


The surviving episodes of the 1914 supernatural detective series/serial featuring Marguerite Snow and James Cruze, stars of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY, and a bonus episode of the serial THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE starring Marguerite Courtot.

Includes: The Mystery of the Spotted Collar, The Mystery of the Sleeping House, The Mystery of the Dutch Cheese Maker, and The Fatal Elopement aka The Hypnotic Power of Mr. Chang and The Veiled Priestess

Preorder now for release in July

New Digital Transfer
THE DEVIL HORSE
Featuring Harry Carey, Frankie Darro and Apache, the Devil Horse

“A real serial that has cast, story, action and excellent photography and sound. If you want a lot of fast action, this is the serial for you.” -- Mayme P. Mussleman, theater exhibitor

A murdered forest ranger's brother and a mute "wild boy," who grew up in the woods, defend themselves against crooked Canfield (Noah Beery) and his men, who will stop at nothing to capture a magnificent wild stallion -- "the devil horse" -- that is friend to the wild boy.

Preorder now for release in July

Restored Edition
THE GREEN ARCHER
Featuring Victory Jory and Iris Meredith

“James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials, The Shadow and The Green Archer, are also his best” -- Green Hornet

A stolen jewel ring run by crooked Abel Bellamy operates out of a modern-day castle is investigated by Spike Holland (Victor Jory, star of The Shadow) while a mysterious archer in medieval attire and an imitator prowl the grounds as well.
Restored with noise-reduced picture and audio.

Preorder now for release in July







SEX AND HORROR: THE ART OF ALESSANDRO BIFFIGNANDI SC - Arriving in comic shops July 27!

Between the late 1960s and the late 1980s, Italy went crazy for “sexy fumetti," a home-grown genre of adult comics with a unique brand of twisted humor, violence, and up-front sexuality. One of the most talented and prolific of the cover artists at Edifumetto, the foremost Italian producer of adult comics during this period, was Alessandro Biffignandi, whose work featured horror, fantasy, and sci-fi elements alongside plenty of naked female flesh. This book is a collection of some of the sexiest examples of Biffigandi’s cover art for Edifumetto, which is highly coveted by collectors today.

Softcover, 9x10, 140 pages, Full Color, SRP: $29.95





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Vengeance Bay
- New!
The Jade Dragon - New!
The Shadow Meets The Mask
The White Column
Teeth of the Dragon
The Sealed Box


THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE Hardcover - Coming in October!
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


Frustrated by his loss and his inability to bring down the Red Empress, The Shadow fears he might be losing control of himself.  He seeks out the advice of a friend, lest he slip further and become an agent of vengeance, not justice.  Finally, The Master of Darkness finds his enemy’s palatial lair.  Will The Shadow be able to infiltrate the sanctum of the Red Empress?  And what dark secrets await him there?

Full Color, 328 pages, $24.99, On sale October 19.

THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE Hardcover is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161528.

 

SPACESHIPS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF REAL & IMAGINED HC - Coming in October!
SMITHSONIAN BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Ron Miller


How have actual spaceships influenced the design of fictional ones like the Millenium Falcon and the starship Enterprise? Did a fiction series in Collier's magazine really inspire us to create real-life space stations like Mir and the ISS? How have our depictions of space travel developed as the reality of space travel changed? In his new book Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined, Ron Miller shows that when it comes to spacecraft, art actually does imitate life and, even more bizarrely, life imitates art. Miller takes readers on a visual journey through the history of the spaceship both in our collective imagination and in reality.

Hardcover, 10x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $34.95, On sale October 19.

SPACESHIPS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF REAL & IMAGINED is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG162205.
   

Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has added the most prominent pulp magazine ever published, Black Mask, to its intellectual property holdings. As the periodical where the hard-boiled detective story was created and cultivated, Black Mask's historical significance in popular fiction is unequaled.

Originally launched in 1920 by H.L. Mencken, Black Mask magazine became the most influential detective magazine beginning in 1926 when Joseph T. Shaw became editor. It was the foresighted Shaw who championed the use of tough crimefighters and private detectives portrayed in a more violent, hard-boiled fashion, as written by influential American fiction writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich, Max Brand, Steve Fisher, and many others. It was also in the pages of Black Mask wherein Hammett introduced Sam Spade and first published The Maltese Falcon.

Before its demise in 1951, Black Mask published some 2,500 stories by scores of professional authors.

Black Mask's place in popular culture history is well-documented. Joseph Shaw once claimed that "President Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and Herbert Hoover read Black Mask." In fact, the Library of Congress considers the magazine so important that it has retained its Black Mask set in its permanent holdings of Special Collections.

Black Mask rejoins Dime Detective and Detective Fiction Weekly in Steeger Properties LLC's holdings once owned by Popular Publications, Inc., and comprise the three greatest detective magazines ever published. This marks the first time in over 50 years that all three titles were owned by one entity.


Previous announcements:

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome another author to our list of literary estates it manages.

H. Warner Munn (1903–1981): The author of several works, most notably the Werewolf Clan series from Weird Tales. A friend of fellow Weird Tales author H.P. Lovecraft, Munn penned scores of works over the course of his decades-long career.
His book, The Lost Legion (1980) is soon to see reprint.

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome two new literary estates to our stable of clients.

Carroll John Daly (1889–1958): The father of the Hard-Boiled school of writing. One of the top writers for Black Mask, his influence in the genre can’t be underestimated. As the writer of the Mike Hammer novels, Mickey Spillane, wrote to Daly:
Yours was the first and only style of writing that ever influenced me in any way.

Daly wrote for nearly 40 years, producing nearly 300 stories, and over a dozen hardcover novels, along with several radio and TV scripts. Although he created several series characters such as Detective Satan Hall, Three-Gun Terry, Clay Holt, Mr. Strang, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown, it’s his classic Hard-Boiled private eye Race Williams for whom he’s best remembered.

Harold Ward (1879–1950): The writer of the much-loved stories of pulp arch-villain Dr. Death, Ward penned scores of yarns for the pulp magazines, newspapers, and for hardcovers over the course of a decades-long career.
Ward wrote for the early Black Mask issues and also had a story in the first number of Weird Tales. He also co-wrote with fellow pulpsters Ralph Milne Farley and Otis Adelbert Kline, the latter who would also later act as his literary agent.
In the 1980s, the Ward estate unearthed dozens of his works, including many unpublished manuscripts of all genres, including several featuring pulp characters akin to his best-known creation, Dr. Death.



SWORDS V CTHULHU - Now available!

What hope has a humble adventurer when faced with a fight against Cthulhu himself? No matter; the true swordsperson cares only for the bite of steel against flesh, whether that flesh be eldritch or more conventional.

From the hottest voices in Lovecraftiana comes a collection that will take readers on a journey from ancient Rome to feudal Japan and from Dreamlands to lands that do not have names in any of the tongues of men.

Glory awaits!

The contributors include: Natania Barron, Eneasz Brodski, Nathan Carson, Michael Cisco, Andrew S. Fuller, A. Scott Glancy, Orrin Grey, Jason Heller, Jonathan L. Howard, John Hornor Jacobs , John Langan, L. Lark, Remy Nakamura, Carlos Orsi, M. K. Sauer, Ben Stewart, E. Catherine Tobler, Jeremiah Tolbert, Laurie Tom, Carrie Vaughn, Wendy N. Wagner, Caleb Wilson


Softcover,  368 pages, $13.99


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.

Joel Townsley Rogers (1896-1984)-Part One - New!
PulpFest This Weekend - New!
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Three
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Two
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part One 

THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops July 27!
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

The Shadow’s strange trip through time, space, and identity ends where it began: a Nazi Compound on Long Island. He confronts humiliation and death, justice and mercy, and some Shadows of his own. Submitted for your approval, the end of the Shadow’s odyssey through… the Twilight Zone.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW TPB - Coming in October!
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta,
Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Picture if you will: in your own world, you’re a fearsome crime fighter who stalks the night. But you wake up today in another world, where the fearsome crime fighter is just a character you play in a radio show that bears his name. You are no longer a man with a mission, just a 22 year old prodigy with an impressive voice, and a lot of questions… an honored guest who has been invited into… the Twilight Zone.

Full Color, 96+ pages, $15.99, On sale October 5.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW TPB is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG161569.



WEIRD DETECTIVE #5 (of 5) - Coming in October!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

Det. Sebastian Greene is determined to rescue his partner, Sana, even if it exposes his true demonic nature, but his only clue is the monster killing people all over New York. Can he find Sana, take down the killer, and protect himself from the powerful alien forces corrupting the NYPD?



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale October 19.


WEIRD DETECTIVE #5 is solicited in the August PREVIEWS (Available July 27).
The Diamond Item Code is AUG160083.

 






15 July 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #149

GREEN GHOST TRIPLE ISSUE

 
"The Case of the Bachelor’s Bones" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Astral Assassin" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
 "The Case of the Evil Eye" by G.T. Fleming-Roberts

  
  
 7x10, 110 pages, $12.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - November 1941

 
"The Black Gold Killers" by Robert Wallace
 Follow the Phantom across the country as he tears down, piece by piece, an intricate structure of deadly crime—fighting against the grim reign of murder that holds sway over the oilfields when a ruthless schemer plans a sinister coup!
 
"Chinaman’s Chance" by Owen Fox Jerome
 "Snake Murder" by· Frank Johnson


  
 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Spring 1944
 
"Cobra Queen of the Congo Legions" by John Peter Drummond
 Ki-Gor, White Lord of the Jungle, was fighting his greatest battle, invading a juju land to save Helene from a murderous Arab and a Cobra Queen.  His only chance of success lay in the help of his native friends—and they were seeking him, their savage weapons drawn, to butcher him for crimes he had unknowingly committed.

 "The Walking Dead" by Paul Selonke
 "Jewel of Jeopardy" by Wilbur S. Peacock
 "Spears of Ki-Jala" by John Starr
 "The Fos-Fos Juju" by Francis Gerard
 "Vultures on Safari" by Armand Brigaud
 
 Cover Artist: George Gross


    7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Danger Trail – November 1928
 
"Strange Waters" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Malamute" by Pat Costello
 "Trail’s End" by Sewell P. Wright
 "The Forest of Sin" by Douglas M. Dold
 "Pound for Pound" by Frederick L. Nebel
 "The Blow-Pipe of Mayi" by Llewellyn P. Holmes
 "Dead Fires" by Robert E. Johns
 "The Amateur Pirate" by Bertram W. Williams
 "Pontoons and Harpoons" by Frank R. Pierce
 "The Horseman of the Great Forest" by Edgar Young
 "With Pick and Pan" by John A. Thompson


 Cover Artist: Charles L. Wrenn
  
 7x10, 160 pages, $14.95



Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Age of Aces
Coming soon!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES
Take another trip through the imaginings of Donald E. Keyhoe, where the World War I war skies are filled with giant bats, invisible fire, and beautiful spies. And where America turns to its own unnatural secret weapon — Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective as the Allies’ top agent that the Germans were offering a king’s ransom for his death. Fifth collection in a series.

Softcover, $17


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD
The names of the men in that strange, ill-assorted squadron were listed only in the most secret annals of Allied Intelligence. To everyone else they were known merely as the Squadron of the Dead. Americans, British, Russians — even Germans — made up their ranks, and only one bond held them together. They had all been condemned to die. A collection of Frederick C. Painton’s “Dirty Dozen” stories from the First World War.

Softcover, $17





Airship 27 Productions
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!

For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

Derelict of Space by Randall Garrett—plus Poul Anderson and Tarr Roman - New!
“The Guthrie Method” by Raymond Z. Gallun / “Desperate Remedy” by Mack Reynolds
“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish
The Thing from Another World by John W. Campbell, Jr.  

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at PulpFest.
They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
Altus Press books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.
Do not delay if you want to ensure copies at PulpFest.
mikechomko@gmail.com

These titles will be made available on the Altus Press website over a period of time following PulpFest.

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan


“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

INVITATION TO A CRIME: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DENIS BURKE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxe hardcover






ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SUPERNATURAL TALES - Now available!

A superb collection of stories in which ancient Egyptian mysticism, mummies, and other supernatural occurrences play a significant role, including tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tennessee Williams, H. Rider Haggard, Algernon Blackwood, Sax Rohmer and more.

Paperback, 290 pages
$19.95


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE BLACK BAT  Volume 4: "Black Bat's Crusade" & "The Black Bat's Flame Trail"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels and THE SPIDER's Norvell Page writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, voodoo drums sound in cities across the nation as a wave of mysterious murders fueled by ancient magic takes a terrifying toll in "The Black Bat's Crusade," edited by future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, "The Black Bat's Flame Trail" leads to a sinister arsonist who wields a deadly torch of terror as New York tenements burn. GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #4. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Rafael DeSoto and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst and V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-207-0  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 108: "Vengeance Bay" & "Death Has Grey Eyes"
The Shadow confronts Nazi agents in two thrilling wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The search for Blackbeard's pirate treasure uncovers a foreign conspiracy, and another Shadow emerges from the darkness after Lamont Cranston is kidnapped! Then, in the latter days of World War II, The Shadow uncovers a plot to secure the Nazi's future Fuehrer for a secret plan to take over the world 20 years in the future. BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from Radio's Golden Age! This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-209-4 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
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!

THE SHADOW SUPER PACK #4
Sanctum Books collects nine thrilling Shadow novels including Theodore Tinsley's ultra-violent "Prince of Evil" saga in a deluxe collector's set. The Shadow investigates the sadistic machinations of Benedict Stark, attempts to rescue Harry Vincent from "The Murder Genius," uncovers a plot to murder Lamont Cranston in "The Man Who Died Twice" and becomes "The Devil's Paymaster" to end the Prince of Evil's murderous reign. Plus "Messenger of Death," "The Triple Trail," "Cyro" and "The Wasp Returns" by Walter Gibson, "Room 1313" by Bruce Elliott and a classic radio script, "The Comic Strip Killer." Plus, collectible art prints by Graves Gladney and a foreword by Batman film producer Michael Uslan. Softcover, 7x10, 528 pages, B&W,    $49.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$49.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
The Superlatives- Silver Age style hero comic stories in prose by Jeff Deischer
Danny Adams discusses "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday"
Micah Harris and "Murder in the Miracle Room"
Will Murray : Doc Savage in "Glare of the Gorgon"
Jeff Deischer: "The Night of the Owl" and Guest Host Ric Croxton
Gordon Dymowski on Black Bat Mystery, Vol. 3 and much more!
Sinbad: The New Voyages - The Legacy of Ray Harryhausen

Black Dog Books
War-Nymphs of Venus: The Complete Planet Stories Tales
by Ray Cummings (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

Journey to worlds afar and combat space pirates, find a new utopian world shrouded in fear, follow an interstellar bounty hunter on his obsessive task, see man’s conquest of a frozen planet fail, and witness the Shadow Squad battle a new and unknown enemy.

This volume collects the complete contributions to Planet Stories by one of the pioneers in the science fiction genre, and includes such previously uncollected works as “Phantom of the Seven Stars,” “Gods of Space,” “The Flame Breathers,” “Monster of the Asteroid,” “The Man Who Killed the Earth,” “Space-Wolf,” “Space-Liner X-87,” “War-Nymphs of Venus” plus five others.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

Softcover, 360 pages, $19.95
Black Dog Books  Amazon.com


Black Dog Books
The Thing from--Outside
by George Allan England (Author), Gene Christie (Editor), Tom Roberts (Introduction)

Now available!

"George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey."—H.P. Lovecraft

When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England. Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”

What if . . .
. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?
. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?
. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?
. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?
. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?

The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.

With an introduction by Tom Roberts


Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95


Black Dog Books
In the Shadow: and Other Uneasy Stories
by C.A. Tod Robbins (Author), Gene Christie (Introduction)

Now available!

Strip away the façade of sanity and discover why C.A. “Tod” Robbins is considered a curator of malevolence. From the author of “Spurs” and “The Terrible Three,” sources for the classic horror films Freaks and The Unholy Three, comes this new collection of bizarre masterpieces to make you shudder.

SAFE AND SANE—The watchdogs of wisdom howl as the counter-effects of boredom take a mysterious twist.

UNDYING HATRED—The Hand of Death dispenses its black gift with odd equality.

IN THE SHADOW—The death of a matriarch perverts the thoughts and actions of an entire family.

THE MAN WHO ESCAPED—An unlikely hero faces off against unavoidable Fate in this mysterious offering.

The roots of evil clutch at the reader in these and other strangling tales. The fiction of C.A. “Tod” Robbins has been compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and other masters of the weird and bizarre. In this volume, readers may savor some of Robbins’ twisted tales that have remained unavailable for decades, not collected previously in book form.

Also included are two newly discovered works!


Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95




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

More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!
Collectibles Section Updated
Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder 46/47 (Winter-Spring 2016)
Now available for immediate shipping!

The 230 pages of this double issue — the first BnT of 2016 — is crammed with articles, reviews, and reprints.

The feature articles boast BnT‘s usual combination of intensive research and passionate writing. The cover story is Ed Hulse’s lengthy examination of the two Columbia serials featuring The Spider, one of pulpdom’s greatest heroes. Rick Lai details the numerous pulp references in The Sinister Shadow, Will Murray’s recent novel pitting Doc Savage against The Shadow. Robert E. Howard scholar Morgan Holmes chronicles the efforts of Conan’s creator to break into the pulp magazines published by William Clayton. Old-Time Radio authority Karl Schadow offers a history of the little-known Stay Tuned for Terror, the series written by Robert Bloch and adapted primarily from his pulp stories. Bruce Dettman provides an overview of the various characters marketed to several mediums as The Falcon.

The issue’s department installments have the usual variety. “Tricks of the Trade” presents a 1932 Writer’s Digest piece on the Western-pulp market. Horror novelist and filmmaker S. Craig Zahler reviews two 1932 issues of Weird Tales in “Off the Shelf.” In “Airwave Adventures” Martin Grams writes about lost episodes of the Mysterious Traveler, a pulpish radio series that became a fiction magazine. Ed Hulse discusses one of the first movie serials, 1914’s The Million Dollar Mystery, in “Cliffhanger Classics.” And Dave Smith covers one of the great air-war hero pulps, The Lone Eagle, in “Series Spotlight.”

The reprint section begins with an 80th-anniversary tribute to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial: Rare promotional material originally published in Universal Weekly, the Universal Pictures trade paper circulated to exhibitors. Our fiction reprint is “Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead,” a 1942 Robert Leslie Bellem mystery featuring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. Finally, we publish long-unseen court documents relating to a Popular Publications lawsuit involving Black Mask magazine.

BnT #46/47 has the usual complement of illustrations — pulp cover reproductions, vintage movie stills, original art, and so on.

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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



Bold Venture Press
Love Story Writer
Daisy Bacon

Introduction by Laurie Powers
Afterword by Michelle Nolan

Now available!

For nearly twenty-five years, Daisy Bacon was the editor of Street & Smith’s Love Story Magazine, arguably the most successful romance-themed pulp fiction magazine of all time. In her words, Miss Bacon shares her insights and experience in managing a successful publication and authoring romantic fiction. Her advice gives us a glimpse into a past era, but remains as fresh today as when the pulps populated newsstands across America. With introductions and afterwords by pop culture historians Laurie Powers and Michelle Nolan.

From the back cover of Love Story Writer (1954):

“Daisy Bacon effervesces with life. To those who know her she is like champagne before breakfast. Yet she has the integrity of New England granite. She loves cats, clothes, sparkling conversation and gardens. For 20 years, an editor of LOVE STORY magazine, she dealt with the vagaries of the heart and the inevitable complications which arise when Eve meets her Adam. From her editorial experience, Miss Bacon has distilled a merry, fast-moving book, written with zest and gusto, which packs a high charge of information without a trace of pedantry or pontification.”

165 pages, $16.95 USA
5.5" x 8.5" trade paperback



Bold Venture Press
ZORRO Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
Officially licensed by Zorro Productions
The second of six volumes reprinting the 60+ Zorro stories published in the pulps from 1919 to 1959.
Now available!

Zorro protects old California in a trio of thrill-packed adventures!

  • The Further Adventures of Zorro (illustrated by Ed Coutts)
 
  • Zorro Deals With Treason
  • The Mysterious Don Miguel

The Further Adventures of Zorro takes the masked hidalgo to the high seas when pirates arrive on the shores of old California, and decide to claim the pueblo as their spoils!
Then, "Zorro Deals With Treason" in the form of a Zorro imposter! The Mysterious Don Miguel creates much confusion in Reina de Los Angeles. Is he Zorro’s enemy — or Don Diego Vega’s friend?
Ride with Zorro as he defends the downtrodden citizens from the oppressive government, land and sea pirates, and crafty anarchists.

There’s never been a hero like Zorro for romance and high adventure!


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 302 pages
$19.95



Castalia House Blog - Now online!

An Incompetent Story Collection
Short Reviews – The Wheel Is Death by Roger Dee
Nictzin Dyalhis
Short Reviews – Signal Red by Henry Guth
A Best of Weird Tales
The Weird Tales Novels: Golden Blood

CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 32: The Second Coming of Shuma-Gorath and Other Stories TP - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
by Roy Thomas (Author), Sandy Plunket (Author), Mike Docherty (Illustrator), Dave Hoover (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Inks), Alfredo Alcala (Inks), Dell Barras (Inks), Ricardo Villagrán (Inks), Nel Yomtov (Color), Dave Samson (Color), and Steve Lightle (Cover)

Plagued by nightmares of his homeland consumed by fire and death, Conan is compelled to set out for distant Cimmeria to see if his tribe still lives. But the barbarian warrior's path is unexpectedly fraught with legions of the undead under the unholy thrall of the Hyperborean witch Vammatar, who once held Conan's own chains!
 

Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #250–#258.


Softcover, Full Color, 240 pages, $19.99



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #24 - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Caleb Goellner (Writer), Al Gordon (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Rich Woodall (Writer), Michael T. Gilbert (Writer/Art), Dean Motter (Writer/Art), Buster Moody (Art), Bo Hampton (Art), Craig Rousseau (Art), and Geof Darrow (Cover)

Featuring an all-new chapter of Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan

This month, follow reluctant astronaut Brad as he traverses an unknown planet in the hilarious space adventure Slothed in Space, featuring the work of Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody! Plus, all-new chapters of Al Gordon and Bo Hampton’s The Once and Future Tarzan, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder: Chase the Lady, Rich Woodall and Craig Rousseau’s Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, and Dean Motter’s Mister X: Pokerface!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99





The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Super-Science Fiction: June 1957
- New!
The Continental Op’s Zigzags of Treachery  
Winston Marks, the chaste governor, and Super SF
Bestseller Mystery: The Continental Op

Dum-Dum 2016
Mike Resnick ~ Guest of Honor
 August 4 - 6, in Morris, Illinois! 

Help the Chicago Muckers chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2016 Dum-Dum, being held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4 to 6, in Morris, Illinois.
Guests of honor will be Mike Resnick, Hugo-Award winning science fiction author, former ERB fandom writer and co-editor of “Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” and Robert Garcia, his co-editor and book graphic designer.

In keeping with the Muckers’ tradition, we will give a free, newly published book to registered Dum-Dum members – a collection of Mike Resnick’s early ERB fan writings.
At the 2013 ECOF Gathering in Morris we gave registered attendees a copy of “The Best of the Muckers,” and in 2010 the freebie was a hardcover combination for the first time of “The Mucker” and “Return of the Mucker” with 41 new illustrations and cover art by Tom Floyd.

Both guests will participate in programs. Mike Resnick will hold a Q-and-A kaffeeklatch on Friday afternoon, and reading and autograph sessions are expected on Saturday. Bob Garcia will host a panel on art used in ERB stories.

A program about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works in the pulp magazines will be presented by pulp expert Doug Ellis, co-chairman of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Other programs are expected.

The auction will be held Friday afternoon.

A catered banquet will be held Saturday night, back in the fabulous Lakewood Trails clubhouse, about 20 minutes from the hotel.

The registration cost has not yet been set but will be announced soon.

Setup of the dealers’ rooms is expected from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The room will be open until 5 p.m. that day for selling and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, then will open Saturday at 9 a.m. but all dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. At least 30 tables, possibly more, will be available. Because the hotel has to rent the huckster tables from an outside source, regrettably we have to pass on that fee of $10 per table to our dealers.

Our hotel rate will be $99 per night (Wednesday through Sunday) - a savings from the $129 usual rate - plus 11 percent in taxes at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, in Morris, near Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The hotel is about 60 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport.

The hotel offers a free guest breakfast that will be more than just a Continental breakfast, with at least one warm item.

A block of 20 rooms is being held until July 4, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your room. The hotel telephone number is (815) 942-6600. Mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles” when you register.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #1
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Giancarlo Caracuzzo
(Covers) Mike Wolfer, Chris Scalf

Arriving in comic shops July 20!

One hundred years ago, Bowen Tyler, a handful of British allies, and the crew of a German U-33 submarine were lost at sea. What they discovered was something that defied time, and all of known science: the island of Caspak! Hidden inside impregnable rock walls lay a prehistoric world, filled with terrifying creatures and murderous primitives from every era of time and evolution. Somehow, the island was never again found, and the stories of the survivors of Caspak were considered fantasy. Today, an expedition has been launched by Tyler’s great granddaughter Abby, a quest to find concrete evidence of his adventure. But what she and her research team will uncover is something far deadlier and more shocking than they could ever have imagined, as the modern day explorers find themselves thrust into The Land That Time Forgot!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 


Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE by Michael A Sanford
Now available!

At the conclusion of the classic TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is despondent but assured he did what was honorable by enabling Jane to leave with his cousin, William Clayton (who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate and can appropriately provide for Jane when they marry). But what then? There has never been an explanation of Tarzan’s activities after his presence in Wisconsin and before he begins his voyage back to Africa—until now!

This story is full of fantasy, imaginative fiction and adventure – It grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps it to the very end. As Tarzan travels north, you will have visions of Canada that will make you feel as if you are there, touching and feeling all that Tarzan does. Thinking time and again that Tarzan’s demise is imminent, he escapes only to encounter still more dangers, with each episode building more suspense and anticipation for the next. Tarzan’s discovery of a lost Viking civilization and the author’s description and explanation of it will bring you a clear picture of village life and the gruesome realities of their existence.

While you may think this is a novel of pure fiction, archaeologists are continuing to discover new Viking sites in North America. Just recently, satellite technology has revealed intriguing evidence of a second Norse settlement further south than ever before known. A new Canadian site was discovered after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made impressions under layers of vegetation with telltale signs of iron working. And now you will have the opportunity, while joining Tarzan, to unearth and experience this new discovery.

Of course, TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE has a double meaning. He is indeed chained with his life hanging in the balance on the precipice of a volcanic crater, but he is also on the precipice of the rest of his life, not knowing his future, abandoning his right of birth as an English Lord and bereft of the thing in life he cherishes most, Jane. All that is left for him now is Africa, which is at least known to him. Enjoy this tale and join Tarzan on his Canadian adventure as he prepares to return to Africa and a future even he cannot predict.


  
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE
Copyright © 2016 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Tarzan of the Apes copyright © 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Trademarks TARZAN®, TARZAN OF THE APES™ AND
   EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Used by Permission
First Edition—June 2016
Designed by Matthew Moring/Altus Press




ERB Books
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

by Robert B. Zeuschner

Pre-order discount extended to July 15!

 Free Copy of ERB:TB to the Person Who Orders the 200th Book!
THE BOOK IS AT THE PRINTER - Final Page Count - 736
 For those of who are ordering the Deluxe Edition (leather bound/hubbed spine without dust jacket)
and would like a copy of the dust jacket, please let Jim Gerlach know.
We can make one available to you for a nominal charge.
 

Standard Edition: (Ships July 15, 2016)
Bound in midnight blue Cialux Italian book cloth with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
Color wraparound dust jacket, 675+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ total images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
$100.00 PREORDER 10% Discount $90.00 + $14 Flat Rate shipping via Fed Ex


The Deluxe Edition:  (Ships July 15, 2016) 
Bound in genuine red leather with a hub spine and limited to 375 signed and numbered copies with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
700+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
$150.00  PREORDER 10% off $135.00  + $14 Flat Rate Shipping via Fed Ex









Flinch Books
THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS
By John C. Bruening

Now available!


Flinch Books, publishers of adventure fiction in the vintage pulp style,
announces the release of THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS,
the debut novel by John C. Bruening.
The book is available now in print format on Amazon.com.
A Kindle version is coming soon.


WHO PROTECTS YOUR CITY IN THE HOUR OF DARKNESS?

In the days of Prohibition, mobster and racketeer Nicholas Diamond—aka Nicky Dynamite—held Union City in an iron grip of fear. But in a heroic moment on a summer night in 1922, one good cop stood his ground and sacrificed his life to stop Diamond’s relentless advance and protect his city. More than a decade later, Diamond is back and determined to reestablish power by building an organization even more widespread and nefarious than his alcohol empire of old. Leaving an explosive calling card wherever he strikes, his exact whereabouts remain a mystery to the police.

Enter Jack Hunter, Union City’s up-and-coming assistant district attorney. He’s fiercely committed to taking Diamond down by any means necessary, even if he has to bend the rules to do it. When Hunter acquires advanced technology that pushes his natural abilities to a level that’s more than human, he dives headlong into the gray area between law and justice and becomes a defender of a different kind. Will Hunter be strong enough and fast enough to stop a madman so obsessed with controlling the city that he’s willing to destroy it? The answer lies somewhere in the Hour of Darkness.

Join author John C. Bruening for New Pulp thrills and adventure in his debut novel, a work Jim Beard (SGT. JANUS, CAPTAIN ACTION) calls “pulp world-building at is high-octane finest!”

 
Cover artist: Thomas Gianni

Paperback: 416 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
 $16.99


  Flinch Books - Facebook   Amazon.com



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Ki-Gor Volume 3  - New!
Conan RPG
Rare Treasures
Conan Re-Read: Conclusion
Conan Re-Read: “Red Nails”


Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available for pre-order!
For release in October!


Tom Lovell is widely known today for his Western and fine art work, and  previous books on the artist have focused almost exclusively on this side of his career. This spectacular new book branches out in a new direction to explore the artist's earlier days as an illustrator. Featuring over 270 illustrations, this 224 page long volume is filled with beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as scores of rarely seen tear sheets from the pulps, the slicks, and beyond.

This book is limited to 1000 copies total. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

A Standard Edition copy of the book is available for only $44.95 plus postage.
A Special Edition copy of the book was available for $65.00 plus postage.
- SOLD OUT!





iPulpFiction.com
Pulp Preservation Project

New Kickstarter campaign to launch on Monday, July 18!

On July 18th iPulpFiction.com will launch a Kickstarter campaign of vital importance the legacy of American literature and pop culture of the first half of the 20th century.

It’s a literary legacy that was the source of countless film and television shows like Amazing Stories, Buck Rogers, Doc Savage, Perry Mason, Tarzan, and Zorro. 
Even today it influences directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Shane Black, the Coen brothers, and Steven Spielberg.

A Legacy in Danger
Pulp fiction magazines were a huge part of American pop culture in the first half of the twentieth century. If you have any doubts about the importance of pulp fiction in American literature, here are a few pulp authors you may have heard of: Isaac Asimov, Charles Beaumont, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury, Max Brand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Joseph Conrad, Stephen Crane, Lester Dent, Philip K. Dick, Philip José Farmer, C. S. Forester, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Erle Stanley Gardner, Zane Grey, Dashiell Hammett, Robert A. Heinlein, O. Henry, Frank Herbert, Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, Rudyard Kipling, Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard, Jack London, H. P. Lovecraft, John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson, Johnston McCulley, Ellery Queen, Upton Sinclair, Mickey Spillane, Tennessee Williams, and many others who will be forgotten if their bodies of work are not preserved.

Collectors may preserve physical copies of pulp magazines, but the volumes are slid into archival sleeves and stored in a dark place. The literature in those magazines is very rarely read. And even in their protective cases, the magazines' poor quality pulp paper is slowly disintegrating.

Time is running out to save the works of these authors.

Preserving the Legacy
The 
iPulpFiction.com Pulp Preservation Project is about bringing this wealth of forgotten American literature to the mobile generation. Our objective is to preserve the legacy of an entire class of literature. Many of these stories have never been reprinted since their original publication, making the Pulp Preservation Project a rich research tool for scholars as well as a boon to pulp fans and casual readers.

There will be two sets of classic pulp collections on the site:
(1)  The free public collection of public domain issues
(2)  The premium all-you-can-read subscription service of copyrighted content licensed from premium content holders such as Steeger Properties, LLC and Altus Press.

Kickstarter Preview: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116713839/1913689962?token=73008001
Project Demo: http://ipulpfiction.com/pulpLibrary/

For more information contact:

Keith Shaw, publisher
iPulpFiction.com
1630 West Gail Drive
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-773-8958


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE BRIDGE TO EARTH

A Mysterious Blue Hash of Light is the Harbinger of a Doom that Ushers Men Out of the Confines of the World into the Unknown!

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 182 pages
$12.95 

E-Book: $3.99





JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE Hardcover - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color)

Forty years after disaster left Lower Manhattan submerged in thirty feet of water, the Drowning City has taken a turn for the weird and Joe Golem is there to investigate. A mysterious and terrifying creature has been snatching children and pulling them into the depths of the canals, and the those that drowned in the floods are coming back to the surface--alive.

Hardcover, 7” x 10”, Full Color, 144 pages, $24.99


LORDS OF THE JUNGLE #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Cover A: Felipe Massafera
Cover B: Roberto Castro
Writer: Corinna Bechko
Art: Roberto Castro

With the scope of the plot behind Jane’s kidnapping laid bare, Tarzan and Sheena are faced with something even more sinister: the possibility that no timeline is safe from the depredations of an apocalyptic cult! But with few resources and even fewer friends, can they wrest their fates and the future of their homes from the hands of Laine and her power mad cronies?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





 

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet - New!
Movie Review: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Recent Book Reviews: Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains
Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters


Michael R. Hudson - 1955 to July 8, 2016

Michael R. Hudson well-known artist and writer, became 
suddenly ill and passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Michael was the man behind Reel-Art Studios which produced magnificent statues of pulp, science fiction, and fantasy characters. Reel-Art Studios was eventually sold and Michael started Sequential Pulp Comics, a specialty imprint of Dark Horse Comics known for such books as THE HALLOWEEN LEGION, ATHENA VOLTAIRE, JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN, and AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Michael eventually left Dark Horse to strike out on his own with Sequential Pulp Comics. A successful Kickstarter project was launched for MARTIANS GO HOME. He was also the publisher of Raven's Head Press that specialized in bringing Italian authors to the English-speaking market along with new editions of long out-of-print genre novels of pulp, noir, horror, thriller, and adventure.

Michael will be greatly missed.


Mike Chomko -  July/August 2016 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books and periodicals available from Mike Chomko for July/August 2016

Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542

Send Mike an email at mikechomko@gmail.com to subscribe to his catalogue.

Mike has established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/



Mystery*File - Now online!

A Movie Review by Jonathan Lewis: CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM (1940)
- New!
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — REX DOLPHIN “Off the Map” 
Reviewed by Dan Stumpf: PAUL CAIN – Seven Slayers  

JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE “The New Catacomb”
Mystery Movie Review: CALLING DR. DEATH (1943)
A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE WHITE GORILLA (1945)  
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — ROBERT WEINBERG “Three Steps Back”

THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER (Agent Pendergast series) - Coming October 18!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.

A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.

AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.

BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .


Hardcover, 416 pages
List Price: $28.00




Paperback Perils - Now online!

Blood of Ancient Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2016)
Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers (Guy D'Armen, 1928/Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, 2004)
The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  



Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!



The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.



To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

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

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Design for Not Living" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1945

Featuring: Dizzy Duo
As one nut to another, a cuckoo copy-desk king gave Snooty Piper a thinking machine. But the only use Boston's battiest newsbird could make of that extra brain was to figure himself into a mastermind murder maelstrom.

"The Whisky Burro" by Mel Pitzer from EXCITING WESTERN, March, 1949
That old reprobate of a donkey becomes a deputy for Johnny Slade on a killer hunt.

"Atomic Fire" by Raymond Gallun from AMAZING STORIES, April, 1931
Aggar Ho and Sark Ahar of Earth, ten million years in the future, try to keep the sun from blacking out and depriving the planets of its rays.



THE PULPSTER
Issue #25 to premiere at PulpFest!
New website now online!


THE PULPSTER  (the magazine about pulp magazines) celebrates its 25th year in 2016.
In addition to introducing issue number 25 at PulpFest 2016 next week, THE PULPSTER has a new presence online: ThePulpster.com.

At 
ThePulpster.com, you can find information on past issues, including listings of contents and covers, and how to purchase back numbers; article submission information; advertising opportunities; and more. THE PULPSTER editor William Lampkin plans on providing periodic updates about the zine, such as calls for submissions, what¹s coming up next issue, and other news.

THE PULPSTER got its start in 1991 when founding editor Tony Davis produced a 44-page, digest-size issue for Pulpcon 20.

In 2016, THE PULPSTER debuts number 25, featuring a special tribute to 90 years of AMAZING STORIES with essays by seven former editors of the groundbreaking science-fiction pulp, as well as other articles and features on the pulp magazines.

Pick up your copy of number 25 at PulpFest 2016, or visit ThePulpster.com to find out how to get a copy after PulpFest.


The Pulpster  


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The God of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft
Blood of Ancient Opar with Christopher Paul Carey
The Master Mind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pulp Den - Now online!

Tomb of The Ten Thousand Dead - New!
The Asset 
Arctic Wings
All The Missing Girls
Town of Dudley Sixth

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

Happy Fourth of July to you...  
Pulp Magazine collector picture from EBay
Rare interview with a pulp illustrator - Creig Flessel
Behind the scenes - how the editorial office worked at Adventure magazine
Review of Adventure - January 1, 1928


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


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason: novels #15 and #16 - New!
‘Superman’: a serial in 15 chapters
Lost Shadow OTR: ‘Language of the Dead’
The Spider #33: ‘Legions of Madness’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest, ‘The Pulpster,’ & the pulp life - New!
Michael R. Hudson: 1955-2016 - New!
Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man
Bits of pulp: Cthulhu, cosplay, sf
Bits of pulp: ‘Shadow Comics,’ pulp cons
Meet the original ‘X-Men,’ part 2
Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#13 March of the Flame Marauders

by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele

Now available!

Oil — black gold — the blood of Mother Earth! America had squandered its precious reserves and a syndicate of skilled saboteurs was destroying the remaining store! With all National defense rendered helpless for want of it, bitter despair gripped the hearts of the country’s millions. Pillage, slaughter, and slavery — misery and death — threatened each American! And Jimmy Christopher, Operator #5 of the United States Intelligence, was gambling his life recklessly in a valiant effort to save his native land from extinction!

 
From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.

Aided by a small group of trusted assistant, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Proud and patriotic, expert marksman and swordsman, he is the best America has to offer in a time of severe trial.

Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, the Operator #5 series was a clear forerunner of the spy and espionage genre, which exploded in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy happened to remark that he enjoyed reading Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962. Soon, America was surrounded by spies. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Our Man Flint, and Nick Carter, Killmaster were just a few of the most prolific. Jimmy Christopher was on the job a generation before them all, blazing the espionage trail, and keeping America safe from fascism and other wicked isms.

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
March of the Flame Marauders is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the April, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
 
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



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. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction by Will Murray
America Awake! — Editorial

Thrilling Feature-Length Novel of America’s Undercover Ace
When Hell Came to America by Curtis Steele
One by one, the defenseless cities and towns of America vanished — swept from the earth by an incredible weapon in the hands of Europe’s most rabid dictator! It was an unearthly, invisible menace that the land of Liberty faced — a ruthless machine that destroyed thousands of patriots as it struck from out of the blue. Against this attack, unprovoked and unparalleled in the history of the world, it seemed that no stand could be made. Yet Operator 5 and his volunteer flying aides, banded together into a Squadron of Death, waged desperate battle in a last-minute attempt to save civilization from being wiped off the very face of the globe!

Things That Made America Great

The Heights of the Hundred Heroes by Morton Taney

In America’s moment of defeat and despair, General Washington asked his army for a victory that might turn the whole tide of history. They gave it to him — by such an astounding and decisive triumph as could only have been a miracle loosed by the fires of patriotism!

The Secret Sentinel — A Department
Secret Sentinel Reports — Our Readers

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

 

 
These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this Dime Mystery Magazine series of eBooks.
 
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 Arthur Leo Zagat, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.

 
Table of Contents:
 
Dime Mystery Magazine — An Introduction by Will Murray
 
Prince of the Black Fire — January 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
The harsh, weird voice of the hornbill croaked the coming of the black fire to the helpless body of the girl whom I adored, it was the dreadful harbinger of the invisible, torturing flame a human monster summoned from the depths of hell to be the instrument of his deathless hatred!
 
The Beauty Shop Horrors — March 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
They were drawn to that dreadful shop as moths are drawn to the destroying flame — those young girls whose beauty was their fatal curse — to be led through the red halls of madness to the ultimate blackness of shameful death!
 
Slaves of the Midnight Caverns — July 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
Was it into the hands of beings beyond the ken of any mortal that those lost miners, those terror-haunted girls had fallen – to be tossed up, when dreadful lusts had been appeased, as pitiable, broken corpses?
 
The Blood Vendor — November 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
Ill with revulsion, Claire and I stared at another of those nude, horribly clawed girlish figures that were daily being found in the dismal woodside — and we thought at once of the obscene light of youth we had seen in the eyes of the hideous old men from David Holmes’ mission...
 
Merry Christmas from the Dead! — December 1937 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
It turned out to be a gruesome party, which Marcia and John attended that fateful Christmas Eve. For each guest received as a present his own death notice — from the hand of a corpse!
 
Arms of the Flame Goddess — April 1938 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine by James A. Goldthwaite writing as Francis James
The shadow of the Penitentes — that strange and terrible cult of fire-worshipers — filled my heart with dread. For I knew that soon the lovely body of my wife would be a scorched and blackened sacrifice to their devils of desire.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99.




Robert E. Howard
QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST Audiobook

Now available for pre-order!

At the right is the finished cover art, sans lettering, for an audio book of the REH classic, QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST from BonaFide Outlaw Freepress coming out in July.
The list price is $19.95, but the audiobook can be pre-ordered for $14.95.
To pre-order, click on the link below and then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top of the page.

Pre-orders will ship July 18.




BonaFide Outlaw Freepress

The Serial Squadron
SERIALFEST DVD MAGAZINE to return!

Plans are in the works now for the return of the SerialFest DVD and printed magazine to begin in December 2016 or shortly afterward, to be published by the Serial Squadron.

Included will be individual chapters of serials which have been up to this point unavailable, succeeding chapters of which will appear in subsequent issues as they continue to be restored.

Four issues were published a few years ago but the 2-DVD format was hard to keep up with in terms of production.
The plan now is to include 1 DVD with a printed publication for each quarterly issue.


Titles of serials to be included on the DVD will not be announced for a while but they include some pretty high-profile ones featuring major stars which have not been on video before.





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Now available!

THE MYSTERY TROOPER
Starring Robert Frazer and Blanche Mehaffey
Syndicate Pictures 1931 / 10 Chapters

Jack Logan travels to the Northwest to try to locate a mine that belonged to his murdered uncle and is there besieged by crooks wanting to steal the map to the mine from him. He helps rescue pretty Helen Holt and her brother Billy from the crooks and returns them to their foster father Red Eagle, with the assistance of the phantom "Mystery Trooper," who lives in Ghost City and finds respite in playing melancholy melodies on a dusty pump organ. When Logan and Helen compare notes, they realize the Mystery Trooper, who has thrown a bag of gold nuggets through a window to Helen and Billy, must know more bout the mine than he is saying, and so may White Cloud, a beguiling wild white horse. It is said that he who discovers White Cloud's secret home shall also discover great riches. Is this true?

A new digital transfer of this enjoyable early sound serial created at the USC Cinema Archive and restored and stabilized by Eric Stedman. First and only release of this serial with very good quality picture and audio.

This DVD is complete & ready to ship -- Order now








The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Coming in July!


The surviving episodes of the 1914 supernatural detective series/serial featuring Marguerite Snow and James Cruze, stars of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY, and a bonus episode of the serial THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE starring Marguerite Courtot.

Includes: The Mystery of the Spotted Collar, The Mystery of the Sleeping House, The Mystery of the Dutch Cheese Maker, and The Fatal Elopement aka The Hypnotic Power of Mr. Chang and The Veiled Priestess

Preorder now for release in July

New Digital Transfer
THE DEVIL HORSE
Featuring Harry Carey, Frankie Darro and Apache, the Devil Horse

“A real serial that has cast, story, action and excellent photography and sound. If you want a lot of fast action, this is the serial for you.” -- Mayme P. Mussleman, theater exhibitor

A murdered forest ranger's brother and a mute "wild boy," who grew up in the woods, defend themselves against crooked Canfield (Noah Beery) and his men, who will stop at nothing to capture a magnificent wild stallion -- "the devil horse" -- that is friend to the wild boy.

Preorder now for release in July

Restored Edition
THE GREEN ARCHER
Featuring Victory Jory and Iris Meredith

“James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials, The Shadow and The Green Archer, are also his best” -- Green Hornet

A stolen jewel ring run by crooked Abel Bellamy operates out of a modern-day castle is investigated by Spike Holland (Victor Jory, star of The Shadow) while a mysterious archer in medieval attire and an imitator prowl the grounds as well.
Restored with noise-reduced picture and audio.

Preorder now for release in July







The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Shadow Meets The Mask
- New!
The White Column - New!
Teeth of the Dragon
The Sealed Box
The Television Murders
The Golden Quest


Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome another author to our list of literary estates it manages.

H. Warner Munn (1903–1981): The author of several works, most notably the Werewolf Clan series from Weird Tales. A friend of fellow Weird Tales author H.P. Lovecraft, Munn penned scores of works over the course of his decades-long career.
His book, The Lost Legion (1980) is soon to see reprint.


Previous announcements:
Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome two new literary estates to our stable of clients.

Carroll John Daly (1889–1958): The father of the Hard-Boiled school of writing. One of the top writers for Black Mask, his influence in the genre can’t be underestimated. As the writer of the Mike Hammer novels, Mickey Spillane, wrote to Daly:
Yours was the first and only style of writing that ever influenced me in any way.

Daly wrote for nearly 40 years, producing nearly 300 stories, and over a dozen hardcover novels, along with several radio and TV scripts. Although he created several series characters such as Detective Satan Hall, Three-Gun Terry, Clay Holt, Mr. Strang, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown, it’s his classic Hard-Boiled private eye Race Williams for whom he’s best remembered.

Harold Ward (1879–1950): The writer of the much-loved stories of pulp arch-villain Dr. Death, Ward penned scores of yarns for the pulp magazines, newspapers, and for hardcovers over the course of a decades-long career.
Ward wrote for the early Black Mask issues and also had a story in the first number of Weird Tales. He also co-wrote with fellow pulpsters Ralph Milne Farley and Otis Adelbert Kline, the latter who would also later act as his literary agent.
In the 1980s, the Ward estate unearthed dozens of his works, including many unpublished manuscripts of all genres, including several featuring pulp characters akin to his best-known creation, Dr. Death.



SWORDS V CTHULHU - Now available!

What hope has a humble adventurer when faced with a fight against Cthulhu himself? No matter; the true swordsperson cares only for the bite of steel against flesh, whether that flesh be eldritch or more conventional.

From the hottest voices in Lovecraftiana comes a collection that will take readers on a journey from ancient Rome to feudal Japan and from Dreamlands to lands that do not have names in any of the tongues of men.

Glory awaits!

The contributors include: Natania Barron, Eneasz Brodski, Nathan Carson, Michael Cisco, Andrew S. Fuller, A. Scott Glancy, Orrin Grey, Jason Heller, Jonathan L. Howard, John Hornor Jacobs , John Langan, L. Lark, Remy Nakamura, Carlos Orsi, M. K. Sauer, Ben Stewart, E. Catherine Tobler, Jeremiah Tolbert, Laurie Tom, Carrie Vaughn, Wendy N. Wagner, Caleb Wilson


Softcover,  368 pages, $13.99


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.

Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Three - New!
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Two
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part One 
Art and Artists in the Bellerophon Weird Tales-Introduction
The Road to Dystopia
White Spheres Speak

WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops July 20!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

Det. Sebastian Greene is on the case to capture the Lovecraftian monster leaving the empty skins of human victims all over New York City and uncover its connection to a blasphemous crime family. At the same time, his partner, Det. Sana Fayez, tries to uncover Greene’s sanity-blasting secret, but can her mind survive learning the weird detective’s true identity?



Full Color, 48 pages, $3.99










08 July 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!



Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Airship 27 Productions
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!

For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
THE PERSONA
A new pulp hero arises!
Now available!


Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be introducing to the world of pulp fiction a brand new mystic hero in The Persona created by writer Michael Housel.

It is 1938 in Brick Town, NJ, and a mayoral campaign is underway.  What the citizens are unaware of is that their little hamlet has become the target of a demonic cult known as the Ministry of Chaotic Command and they are sponsoring a candidate who is in actuality a demonic being.

But before the servants of evil can unleash their horror, Brick Town’s leading businessman, Michael Mansford, is spirited away to a mystical realm that exist between life and death.  There he is recruited as agent of the Light by a supernatural being calling himself Mr. Surrogate.  Surrogate bestows upon Mansford a magical golden mask. Upon donning this grim false-face, Mansford is transformed into a powerful mystic who will become known as the Persona.

His task, to expose Hell’s secret invasion and defeat the Demon Monster that threatens all he loves and holds dear.  But can he succeed?  To do so he will have to sublimate his own identity and become this new and relentless warrior; THE PERSONA.

Delving into the field of Occult Mysteries, Michael Housel has produced a truly amazing debut adventure for his exciting new hero.  Says Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, “The fun of this job is finding new, talented writers like Michael Housel and discovering their creations.  The Persona is going to blaze new trails in pulp fiction, I guarantee it.”  Canadian artist Art Cooper provides the interior illustrations and first time cover artist, Shannon Hall the stunning cover.  All assembled by Award Winning Art Director, Rob Davis.

This is the first in a planned series starring this great new pulp hero, so be sure to hop on the bandwagon with this fast paced origin story.

Available at Amazon com.


 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at PulpFest.
They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
Altus Press books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.
Do not delay if you want to ensure copies at PulpFest.
mikechomko@gmail.com

These titles will be made available on the Altus Press website over a period of time following PulpFest.

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan


“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

INVITATION TO A CRIME: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DENIS BURKE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxe hardcover






ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SUPERNATURAL TALES - Coming July 15!

A superb collection of stories in which ancient Egyptian mysticism, mummies, and other supernatural occurrences play a significant role, including tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tennessee Williams, H. Rider Haggard, Algernon Blackwood, Sax Rohmer and more.

Paperback, 290 pages
$19.95


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE BLACK BAT  Volume 4: "Black Bat's Crusade" & "The Black Bat's Flame Trail"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels and THE SPIDER's Norvell Page writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, voodoo drums sound in cities across the nation as a wave of mysterious murders fueled by ancient magic takes a terrifying toll in "The Black Bat's Crusade," edited by future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, "The Black Bat's Flame Trail" leads to a sinister arsonist who wields a deadly torch of terror as New York tenements burn. GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #4. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Rafael DeSoto and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst and V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-207-0  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 108: "Vengeance Bay" & "Death Has Grey Eyes"
The Shadow confronts Nazi agents in two thrilling wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The search for Blackbeard's pirate treasure uncovers a foreign conspiracy, and another Shadow emerges from the darkness after Lamont Cranston is kidnapped! Then, in the latter days of World War II, The Shadow uncovers a plot to secure the Nazi's future Fuehrer for a secret plan to take over the world 20 years in the future. BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from Radio's Golden Age! This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-209-4 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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Superlatives- Silver Age style hero comic stories in prose by Jeff Deischer

Versatile New Pulp author and scholar Jeff Deischer continues the storyline in his Argentverse with "The Superlatives"!  A band of super-powered American adventurers travel around the world in search of mysteries and encountering superheroes from all over the world.  If you remember the adventures of the Justice League of America or the early Fantastic Four and the Avengers from the 1960s and 1970s (I do!) you will love this collection of linked stories.  Jeff gives authenticity to the foreign locales in the tales from his own experiences in the Far East!  This is the perfect summer read or beach book.
  
Don't miss the other 2 volumes in this super saga series: "Argentverse" and "The Night of the Owl."


Past episodes:
Danny Adams discusses "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday"
Micah Harris and "Murder in the Miracle Room"
Will Murray : Doc Savage in "Glare of the Gorgon"
Jeff Deischer: "The Night of the Owl" and Guest Host Ric Croxton
Gordon Dymowski on Black Bat Mystery, Vol. 3 and much more!
Sinbad: The New Voyages - The Legacy of Ray Harryhausen

THE BIG BOOK OF JACK THE RIPPER - Coming October 4!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


A new anthology from Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler, centered around the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper.
 
Of all the real-life serial killers whose gruesome deeds have splashed across headlines throughout human history, few have reached the near-mythical status of Jack the Ripper. Terrorizing the world with a rash of violent murders in London’s East End in the fall of 1888, Saucy Jack seemed to vanish just as quickly, leaving future generations to speculate upon the Ripper's identity and whereabouts—and living on in some of the most spectacularly unnerving fiction and nonfiction ever written. Collected here, for the first time ever, are 41 tales featuring the infamous slasher, from classics by Marie Belloc-Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen to never-before-seen stories by contemporary masters Jeffery Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more. Also featured in this volume are essential true-crime artifacts of Jack the Ripper lore, including genuine witness statements, autopsy reports, contemporary news articles, and astonishing theories from the world’s foremost Ripperologists—as is only proper for a case that is truly as chilling as fiction.

Paperback: 864 pages
Publisher: Vintage
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
Pre-order price:  $25.00




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

More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!
Collectibles Section Updated
Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder 46/47 (Winter-Spring 2016)
Now available for immediate shipping!

The 230 pages of this double issue — the first BnT of 2016 — is crammed with articles, reviews, and reprints.

The feature articles boast BnT‘s usual combination of intensive research and passionate writing. The cover story is Ed Hulse’s lengthy examination of the two Columbia serials featuring The Spider, one of pulpdom’s greatest heroes. Rick Lai details the numerous pulp references in The Sinister Shadow, Will Murray’s recent novel pitting Doc Savage against The Shadow. Robert E. Howard scholar Morgan Holmes chronicles the efforts of Conan’s creator to break into the pulp magazines published by William Clayton. Old-Time Radio authority Karl Schadow offers a history of the little-known Stay Tuned for Terror, the series written by Robert Bloch and adapted primarily from his pulp stories. Bruce Dettman provides an overview of the various characters marketed to several mediums as The Falcon.

The issue’s department installments have the usual variety. “Tricks of the Trade” presents a 1932 Writer’s Digest piece on the Western-pulp market. Horror novelist and filmmaker S. Craig Zahler reviews two 1932 issues of Weird Tales in “Off the Shelf.” In “Airwave Adventures” Martin Grams writes about lost episodes of the Mysterious Traveler, a pulpish radio series that became a fiction magazine. Ed Hulse discusses one of the first movie serials, 1914’s The Million Dollar Mystery, in “Cliffhanger Classics.” And Dave Smith covers one of the great air-war hero pulps, The Lone Eagle, in “Series Spotlight.”

The reprint section begins with an 80th-anniversary tribute to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial: Rare promotional material originally published in Universal Weekly, the Universal Pictures trade paper circulated to exhibitors. Our fiction reprint is “Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead,” a 1942 Robert Leslie Bellem mystery featuring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. Finally, we publish long-unseen court documents relating to a Popular Publications lawsuit involving Black Mask magazine.

BnT #46/47 has the usual complement of illustrations — pulp cover reproductions, vintage movie stills, original art, and so on.

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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Bold Venture Press
Love Story Writer
Daisy Bacon

Introduction by Laurie Powers
Afterword by Michelle Nolan

Now available!

For nearly twenty-five years, Daisy Bacon was the editor of Street & Smith’s Love Story Magazine, arguably the most successful romance-themed pulp fiction magazine of all time. In her words, Miss Bacon shares her insights and experience in managing a successful publication and authoring romantic fiction. Her advice gives us a glimpse into a past era, but remains as fresh today as when the pulps populated newsstands across America. With introductions and afterwords by pop culture historians Laurie Powers and Michelle Nolan.

From the back cover of Love Story Writer (1954):

“Daisy Bacon effervesces with life. To those who know her she is like champagne before breakfast. Yet she has the integrity of New England granite. She loves cats, clothes, sparkling conversation and gardens. For 20 years, an editor of LOVE STORY magazine, she dealt with the vagaries of the heart and the inevitable complications which arise when Eve meets her Adam. From her editorial experience, Miss Bacon has distilled a merry, fast-moving book, written with zest and gusto, which packs a high charge of information without a trace of pedantry or pontification.”

165 pages, $16.95 USA
5.5" x 8.5" trade paperback



Bold Venture Press
ZORRO Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
Officially licensed by Zorro Productions
The second of six volumes reprinting the 60+ Zorro stories published in the pulps from 1919 to 1959.
Now available!

Zorro protects old California in a trio of thrill-packed adventures!

  • The Further Adventures of Zorro (illustrated by Ed Coutts)
 
  • Zorro Deals With Treason
  • The Mysterious Don Miguel

The Further Adventures of Zorro takes the masked hidalgo to the high seas when pirates arrive on the shores of old California, and decide to claim the pueblo as their spoils!
Then, "Zorro Deals With Treason" in the form of a Zorro imposter! The Mysterious Don Miguel creates much confusion in Reina de Los Angeles. Is he Zorro’s enemy — or Don Diego Vega’s friend?
Ride with Zorro as he defends the downtrodden citizens from the oppressive government, land and sea pirates, and crafty anarchists.

There’s never been a hero like Zorro for romance and high adventure!


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 302 pages
$19.95



CARNAKI: THE LOST CASES  - Now available!

Even Carnacki, the great ‘Ghost-Finder’, himself has cases that he will not speak about. In these 12 tales, we learn the details of those ‘Lost Cases’ that Carnacki talked about only in hushed whispers. Learn the truth behind “The Steeple Monster Case”, the horror of “The Grunting Man”, the creeping terror of “The Grey Dog” and so much more. When you have learned the truth behind these cases, you may find yourself haunted as well!

Table of Contents
"The Darkness" by A. F. Kidd
"The Silent Garden" by Jason C. Eckhardt
"The Shadow Suns" by John Howard
"The Steeple Monster Case" by Charles R. Rutledge
"The Moving Fur Case" by Paul R. Mcnamee
"The Delphic Bee" by Josh Reynolds
"A Hideous Communion" by James Gracey
"The Dark Trade" by John Linwood Grant
"The Grunting Man" by William Meikle
"The Dark Light" by Robert M. Price
"The Yellow Finger Experiments" by James Bojaciuk
"The Grey Dog" by John Linwood Grant


List Price: $15.95


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

An Incompetent Story Collection - New!
Short Reviews – The Wheel Is Death by Roger Dee - New!
Nictzin Dyalhis
Short Reviews – Signal Red by Henry Guth
A Best of Weird Tales
The Weird Tales Novels: Golden Blood

CONAN THE SLAYER #1
Arriving
in comic shops July 13!

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: Lee Bermejo
Variant Cover: Mark Schultz (30th Anniversary Variant)


The Cimmerian Becomes the Hunted!

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce that Eisner Award–nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, Deadpool & the Mercs for Money, Uncanny X-Men, Aquaman, Sinestro) will team up with 
Sergio Davila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) for Conan the Slayer.

In the first issue of this pulse-pounding new series, Conan finds himself in uncharted territory—on the run!

Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



 



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

The Continental Op’s Zigzags of Treachery  
- New!
Winston Marks, the chaste governor, and Super SF - New!
Bestseller Mystery: The Continental Op - New!
Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op
Dashiell Hammett: Bestseller Mystery B40
Nostalgia Digest Summer 2016



Doc Con 2016
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Doc Con will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2016.
Request that vacation time...mark those calendars and let everyone know you will be in Phoenix the first weekend of November.
Special plans are still being made to make this the best Doc Con ever!
So stay tuned for more details to follow as soon as we can announce them.


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!






Dum-Dum 2016
Mike Resnick ~ Guest of Honor
 August 4 - 6, in Morris, Illinois! 

Help the Chicago Muckers chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2016 Dum-Dum, being held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4 to 6, in Morris, Illinois.
Guests of honor will be Mike Resnick, Hugo-Award winning science fiction author, former ERB fandom writer and co-editor of “Other Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs,” and Robert Garcia, his co-editor and book graphic designer.

In keeping with the Muckers’ tradition, we will give a free, newly published book to registered Dum-Dum members – a collection of Mike Resnick’s early ERB fan writings.
At the 2013 ECOF Gathering in Morris we gave registered attendees a copy of “The Best of the Muckers,” and in 2010 the freebie was a hardcover combination for the first time of “The Mucker” and “Return of the Mucker” with 41 new illustrations and cover art by Tom Floyd.

Both guests will participate in programs. Mike Resnick will hold a Q-and-A kaffeeklatch on Friday afternoon, and reading and autograph sessions are expected on Saturday. Bob Garcia will host a panel on art used in ERB stories.

A program about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works in the pulp magazines will be presented by pulp expert Doug Ellis, co-chairman of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Other programs are expected.

The auction will be held Friday afternoon.

A catered banquet will be held Saturday night, back in the fabulous Lakewood Trails clubhouse, about 20 minutes from the hotel.

The registration cost has not yet been set but will be announced soon.

Setup of the dealers’ rooms is expected from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The room will be open until 5 p.m. that day for selling and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, then will open Saturday at 9 a.m. but all dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. At least 30 tables, possibly more, will be available. Because the hotel has to rent the huckster tables from an outside source, regrettably we have to pass on that fee of $10 per table to our dealers.

Our hotel rate will be $99 per night (Wednesday through Sunday) - a savings from the $129 usual rate - plus 11 percent in taxes at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, in Morris, near Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The hotel is about 60 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport.

The hotel offers a free guest breakfast that will be more than just a Continental breakfast, with at least one warm item.

A block of 20 rooms is being held until July 4, so don’t wait until the last minute to get your room. The hotel telephone number is (815) 942-6600. Mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles” when you register.



Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE by Michael A Sanford
Now available!

At the conclusion of the classic TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is despondent but assured he did what was honorable by enabling Jane to leave with his cousin, William Clayton (who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate and can appropriately provide for Jane when they marry). But what then? There has never been an explanation of Tarzan’s activities after his presence in Wisconsin and before he begins his voyage back to Africa—until now!

This story is full of fantasy, imaginative fiction and adventure – It grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps it to the very end. As Tarzan travels north, you will have visions of Canada that will make you feel as if you are there, touching and feeling all that Tarzan does. Thinking time and again that Tarzan’s demise is imminent, he escapes only to encounter still more dangers, with each episode building more suspense and anticipation for the next. Tarzan’s discovery of a lost Viking civilization and the author’s description and explanation of it will bring you a clear picture of village life and the gruesome realities of their existence.

While you may think this is a novel of pure fiction, archaeologists are continuing to discover new Viking sites in North America. Just recently, satellite technology has revealed intriguing evidence of a second Norse settlement further south than ever before known. A new Canadian site was discovered after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made impressions under layers of vegetation with telltale signs of iron working. And now you will have the opportunity, while joining Tarzan, to unearth and experience this new discovery.

Of course, TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE has a double meaning. He is indeed chained with his life hanging in the balance on the precipice of a volcanic crater, but he is also on the precipice of the rest of his life, not knowing his future, abandoning his right of birth as an English Lord and bereft of the thing in life he cherishes most, Jane. All that is left for him now is Africa, which is at least known to him. Enjoy this tale and join Tarzan on his Canadian adventure as he prepares to return to Africa and a future even he cannot predict.


  
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE
Copyright © 2016 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Tarzan of the Apes copyright © 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Trademarks TARZAN®, TARZAN OF THE APES™ AND
   EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS® owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Used by Permission
First Edition—June 2016
Designed by Matthew Moring/Altus Press




ERB Books
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

by Robert B. Zeuschner

Pre-order discount extended to July 15!

 Free Copy of ERB:TB to the Person Who Orders the 200th Book!
THE BOOK IS AT THE PRINTER - Final Page Count - 736
 For those of who are ordering the Deluxe Edition (leather bound/hubbed spine without dust jacket)
and would like a copy of the dust jacket, please let Jim Gerlach know.
We can make one available to you for a nominal charge.
 

Standard Edition: (Ships July 15, 2016)
Bound in midnight blue Cialux Italian book cloth with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
Color wraparound dust jacket, 675+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ total images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
$100.00 PREORDER 10% Discount $90.00 + $14 Flat Rate shipping via Fed Ex


The Deluxe Edition:  (Ships July 15, 2016) 
Bound in genuine red leather with a hub spine and limited to 375 signed and numbered copies with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
700+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
$150.00  PREORDER 10% off $135.00  + $14 Flat Rate Shipping via Fed Ex









Flinch Books
THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS
By John C. Bruening

Now available!


Flinch Books, publishers of adventure fiction in the vintage pulp style,
announces the release of THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS,
the debut novel by John C. Bruening.
The book is available now in print format on Amazon.com.
A Kindle version is coming soon.


WHO PROTECTS YOUR CITY IN THE HOUR OF DARKNESS?

In the days of Prohibition, mobster and racketeer Nicholas Diamond—aka Nicky Dynamite—held Union City in an iron grip of fear. But in a heroic moment on a summer night in 1922, one good cop stood his ground and sacrificed his life to stop Diamond’s relentless advance and protect his city. More than a decade later, Diamond is back and determined to reestablish power by building an organization even more widespread and nefarious than his alcohol empire of old. Leaving an explosive calling card wherever he strikes, his exact whereabouts remain a mystery to the police.

Enter Jack Hunter, Union City’s up-and-coming assistant district attorney. He’s fiercely committed to taking Diamond down by any means necessary, even if he has to bend the rules to do it. When Hunter acquires advanced technology that pushes his natural abilities to a level that’s more than human, he dives headlong into the gray area between law and justice and becomes a defender of a different kind. Will Hunter be strong enough and fast enough to stop a madman so obsessed with controlling the city that he’s willing to destroy it? The answer lies somewhere in the Hour of Darkness.

Join author John C. Bruening for New Pulp thrills and adventure in his debut novel, a work Jim Beard (SGT. JANUS, CAPTAIN ACTION) calls “pulp world-building at is high-octane finest!”

 
Cover artist: Thomas Gianni

Paperback: 416 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
 $16.99


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Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THOSE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS
A FICTION HOUSE PRESS FACSIMILE REPRINT


In "Those Who Walk in Darkness", Perley Poore Sheehan has written an enthralling story of a New York tenderloin district. Rufus Underwood comes from the country to New York to see its grandeur and to feel its glory. There he meets one of those who walk in darkness, and the love of this youth whose body and spirit are so clean that no evil can touch him for the girl whose body remains a lure after her spirit ceases to desire is told with a remarkable insight into human nature and an idyllic beauty rare in modern fiction. Soul redemption is not a simple but a complex process which Perley Poore Sheehan has drawn in all its subtlety and fineness.

Trade Paperback, 396 pages
$14.95



Joe DeVito Art
Kickstarter Campaign to have a new beginning!


When starting on a new endeavor, you research as much as you can, ask knowledgeable people and consult with others who’ve already accomplished what you’re planning to do. Sometimes that's all you need to run a successful project, but at other times, it’s the actual experience of doing that teaches us the right and wrong way to do things.                                                                                                 

I’ve come to the conclusion that presenting the God, Myths & Monsters Art Book and the Skull Island book in one Kickstarter is too confusing. It was also unfortunate timing to launch on a holiday weekend and close with the distraction of ComicCon in full swing. For these reasons I think it is wise to cancel this Kickstarter campaign.  

But not to worry! I will return shortly in a better time slot with a more streamlined Kickstarter focusing on the God, Myths & Monsters Art Book. This will be followed by a separate campaign for the Skull Island novellas + sketchbook.  

Rest assured that I’ll be sending out notices to keep you apprised of when the new Kickstarter will launch and hope that you’ll give it the same enthusiasm and support you showed here.  

 

Kickstarter





KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #1 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops July 13!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Cover Artists: Main Cover: Felipe Massafera; Incentive Cover 1: Nick Robles; Incentive Cover 2: Eric Powell

King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito's groundbreaking literary property Skull Island.

BOOM! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.


Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island -- their new home -- and are horrified to discover it is populated by dinosaurs, giant creatures... and Kongs.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Movie Review: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Recent Book Reviews: Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains
Captain America: Cival War movie review
Gang Busters: Old Time Radio Crime Fighters


Moonstone Books
DOMINO LADY THREESOME #1
Arriving in comic shops July 13!

Domino Lady, The Golden Amazon & The Veil
NY Times best-selling author NANCY HOLDER brings us a new series of wild adventures of Domino Lady with two friends!


Trouble Times Three!

It's Coast to Coast action, adventure, romance, and intrigue as Pulp's #1 Adventuress, Domino Lady teams up with the Golden Amazon and The Veil to thwart a killer, stop a nefarious Nazi plot, and uncover mysterious happenings on big Hollywood movie set. When just one hero isn't enough, Domino Lady and her companions come together to get the job done.


Story: Nancy Holder, Bobby Nash
Art: Marco Santiago
Cover: Glen Fernandez
32 pages, 7” x 10”, GRAYSCALE, $3.50


The variant cover is available only to retailers who purchase 4 or more copies of Domino Lady Threesome #1.




Mystery*File - Now online!

JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — REX DOLPHIN “Off the Map”
- New!
Reviewed by Dan Stumpf: PAUL CAIN – Seven Slayers  
- New!
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE “The New Catacomb”
Mystery Movie Review: CALLING DR. DEATH (1943)
A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE WHITE GORILLA (1945)  
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — ROBERT WEINBERG “Three Steps Back”


PANACEA: A Novel - Now available!
by F. Paul Wilson


Two secret societies vie for control of the ultimate medical miracle--Panacea--in the latest novel by New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson.

Medical examiner Laura Hanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Both bear a mysterious tattoo but exhibit no known cause of death. Their only connection to one another is a string of puzzling miracle cures. Her preliminary investigation points to a cult in the possession of the fabled panacea--the substance that can cure all ills--but that's impossible.

Laura finds herself unknowingly enmeshed in an ancient conflict between the secretive keepers of the panacea and the equally secretive and far more deadly group known only as 536, a brotherhood that fervently believes God intended for humanity to suffer, not be cured. Laura doesn't believe in the panacea, but that doesn't prevent the agents of 536 from trying to kill her.

A reclusive, terminally ill billionaire hires Laura to research the possibility of the panacea. The billionaire's own body guard, Rick Hayden, a mercenary who isn't who he pretends to be, has to keep her alive as they race to find the legendary panacea before the agents of 536 can destroy it.


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
List Price: $25.99




Paperback Perils - Now online!

Blood of Ancient Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2016)
Doc Ardan: The City of Gold and Lepers (Guy D'Armen, 1928/Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier, 2004)
The Warlord of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1914)
The Gods of Mars (Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913)  



Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2016


Are you thinking about attending PulpFest 2016? You’re probably wondering what to expect from this year’s convention. PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2016 convention is shaping up to be one of our best.

We’ll be saluting a wide range of anniversaries at this summer’s pulp con: the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books; the eightieth anniversary of THE WHISPERER and THE SKIPPER; the ninetieth anniversary of AMAZING STORIES, the first science-fiction pulp; the hundredth anniversary of the specialty pulp; and the 120th anniversary of THE ARGOSY, the original pulp magazine!



The Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2016 will be author, editor, musician, and science-fiction and pulp fan Ted White.

Born February 4, 1938, Theodore Edwin White is a Hugo Award-winning American writer, best known as a science-fiction author and editor and as a fan and music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science-fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published ZIP, the first of his many fanzines. In 1956–57, he co-edited STELLAR with Larry Stark; followed by VOID in 1960, joining founding editors Gregory and James Benford; plus MINAC, EGOBOO, and others. He was also a regular columnist for YANDRO and Richard E. Geis’ PSYCHOTIC/SF REVIEW and has been active in numerous fan events, including the organizing of the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York City as co-chairman. He still remains active on several fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Baltimore to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for METRONOME and a column for Tom Wilson’s JAZZ GUIDE (later 33 GUIDE). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for ROGUE, along with record liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy, the American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. From 1977 through 1979 as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon DR. PROGRESSO radio show on WGTB-FM. Following the advent of the Internet, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel website in 1999, and he continues to maintain his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.


White’s first professional sale as a writer was a short vignette sold to PLAYBOY in 1959. Two stories released on the same day — “Phoenix,” written by Ted White and revised by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the February 1963 AMAZING STORIES and “I, Executioner,” co-authored by Terry Carr for the March 1963 IF (WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION) — have been cited by our guest as his first-published stories. The author later expanded “Phoenix” into the novel PHOENIX PRIME, originally published in 1966 by Lancer Books. It was the first of the QANAR series — continuing with THE SORCERESS OF QAR (1966) and STAR WOLF (1971) — all published by Lancer. “I Executioner” became the opening chapter of his Ace book, ANDROID AVENGER.

Captain AmericaTed’s first novel — INVASION FROM 2500 — was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. It was published in 1964. Through 1978 he wrote two science-fiction series and eleven stand-alone novels, including one Captain America novel — THE GREAT GOLD STEAL. It was published by Bantam Books and featured a nod to its pulp forebears: one of the bad guys is named Andrew “Monk” Mayfair. Two of White’s novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one — using White’s Doc Phoenix character — with Marv Wolfman. Ted White was a 1966 Nebula-Award nominee for his short story, “The Peacock King,” written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman. Still writing at nearly seventy-eight years of age, White has had a number of short stories published in recent years. “The Uncertain Past” appeared in the March & April 2014 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION while”The Philistine” can be found in the October 2015 issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT.

Our Guest of Honor’s editorial career began as an assistant and associate editor at THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from 1963 to 1968. He also served as an associate editor at Lancer Books, working under Larry Shaw. From October 1968 until October 1978, Ted White edited AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, upgrading the quality of both magazine’s fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. According to author, anthologist, and science-fiction and popular-culture historian, Mike Ashley, White ushered “AMAZING into a silver, if not a golden, age.” He also edited two 1973 anthologies, THE BEST FROM AMAZING STORIES and THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC. Both were published by Manor Books.

Ted White’s reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of HEAVY METAL who hired him in 1979 to introduce non-fiction into the magazine. White immediately hired four columnists — Jay Kinney, Lou Stathis, Steve Brown and Bhob Stewart — to cover, respectively, underground comics, music, science fiction, and movies. HEAVY METAL continued to feature mainly graphic stories during White’s tenure as the new editor wove the text into the graphic art, rather than segregating it into a separate section. In 1984-85, Ted White served as Editorial Director for STARDATE, a multi-media science-fiction magazine edited by David Bischoff.

Ted became a pulp collector as a teenager. He owns most of the science-fiction pulps from the 1940s and many from the twenties and thirties. Among his holdings are complete runs of SCIENCE WONDER STORIES and AIR WONDER STORIES, both issues of MIRACLE SCIENCE AND FANTASY STORIES, all the Futurian-edited magazines, the complete run of CAPTAIN FUTURE, and many other titles. His library of pulp and science-fiction digests is complete from 1951 through the nineties. He also owns many single-character pulps, including all but one issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE and a couple dozen issues of THE SHADOW. He also has many issues of THE AVENGER, CAPTAIN ZERO, THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE, THE WHISPERER, and other hero pulps in his collection.

White also plays keyboards and saxophone. He currently performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit. Although we’d love to have him play, Ted will be speaking to PulpFest attendees during our evening programming about his career, fandom, pulps, science fiction, and AMAZING STORIES. His Guest of Honor speech will take place on Friday, July 22nd in the PulpFest programming room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. We hope to see you at the convention.



To give you an idea about what you’ll encounter from July 21st through July 24th at the Hyatt Regency and the city’s spacious convention center in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district, below is the proposed scheduled for PulpFest 2016. We hope to see you at the convention.


Thursday, July 21st

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Early Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
9:10 – 9:55 PM — Street & Smith’s Second Stringers — The Whisperer and The Skipper (Will Murray)
10:05 – 10:50 PM — Traveling through Time with H. G. Wells  (Garyn Roberts)
11:00 PM — Pulps in the Pub (join your friends in the hotel bar and talk pulp)

Friday, July 22nd

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

Programming
1:00 – 4:15 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2016 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (panelists to be announced)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Our Guest of Honor (to be announced on January 11th)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The First Science-Fiction Pulp — An AMAZING Story (Joseph Coluccio, president of the Pittsburgh Area Fantasy and Science Fiction Club)
9:40 – 10:20 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — LOVE STORY MAGAZINE and its Romantic Sisters (Laurie Powers)
10:30 – 11:15 PM — 100 Years of the Specialty Pulp — WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE and the Pulp Western (Will Murray)

Saturday, July 23rd

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 – 1:50 PM — New Fictioneers Readings — (to be announced)
2:00 – 2:50 PM — The AMAZING World of New Pulp (Ron Fortier new pulp panel)
3:00 – 3:50 PM — Ten Years in The Shadow’s Sanctum — Anthony Tollin’s Sanctum Books
5:00 – 6:50 PM — PulpFest 2016 Group Meal at a Dick’s Last Resort (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:00 – 7:25 PM — PulpFest 2016 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:45 PM — 2016 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by J. Randolph Cox or Stephen T. Miller)
8:00 – 8:45 PM — 120 Years of THE ARGOSY — The World’s First Pulp Magazine  (Doug Ellis)
8:55 –  9:40 PM — The Artists of THE ARGOSY —  120 Years of Sensational Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
10:00 PM – ??— Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison & Joseph Saine)

Sunday, July 24th

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.
For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"You Can't Lick the Irish" by Hapsburg Liebe from SHORT STORIES, April 10, 1934

Nubbin the Sneezer and His Gang Wanted the Cop Off His Beat. So They Cooked Up a Scheme - With a Fatal Flaw.

"Shot With Luck" by Stewart Sterling from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1950
Featuring: Don Rixey
Don Rixey finds it takes a radio repair man to fix a murder frame.

"The Fifth Round" by E. S. Pladwell from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, February 22, 1919

A boxing story. A battle between boxers for the hand of the woman they both love.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The God of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft
Blood of Ancient Opar with Christopher Paul Carey
The Master Mind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Asset  - New!
Arctic Wings - New!
All The Missing Girls
Town of Dudley Sixth

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

Happy Fourth of July to you...   - New!
Pulp Magazine collector picture from EBay - New!
Rare interview with a pulp illustrator - Creig Flessel
Behind the scenes - how the editorial office worked at Adventure magazine
Review of Adventure - January 1, 1928


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


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘Superman’: a serial in 15 chapters - New!
Lost Shadow OTR: ‘Language of the Dead’
The Spider #33: ‘Legions of Madness’
Perry Mason: novels #13 and #14
‘The Invisible Monster’: a serial in 12 chapters
Lost Shadow OTR: ‘Suicide Resort’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man
Bits of pulp: Cthulhu, cosplay, sf
Bits of pulp: ‘Shadow Comics,’ pulp cons
Meet the original ‘X-Men,’ part 2
Robert E. Howard
QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST Audiobook

Now available for pre-order!

At the right is the finished cover art, sans lettering, for an audio book of the REH classic, QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST from BonaFide Outlaw Freepress coming out in July.
The list price is $19.95, but the audiobook can be pre-ordered for $14.95.
To pre-order, click on the link below and then click on the SHOP NOW button at the top of the page.

Pre-orders will ship July 18.




BonaFide Outlaw Freepress

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Now available!

THE MYSTERY TROOPER
Starring Robert Frazer and Blanche Mehaffey
Syndicate Pictures 1931 / 10 Chapters

Jack Logan travels to the Northwest to try to locate a mine that belonged to his murdered uncle and is there besieged by crooks wanting to steal the map to the mine from him. He helps rescue pretty Helen Holt and her brother Billy from the crooks and returns them to their foster father Red Eagle, with the assistance of the phantom "Mystery Trooper," who lives in Ghost City and finds respite in playing melancholy melodies on a dusty pump organ. When Logan and Helen compare notes, they realize the Mystery Trooper, who has thrown a bag of gold nuggets through a window to Helen and Billy, must know more bout the mine than he is saying, and so may White Cloud, a beguiling wild white horse. It is said that he who discovers White Cloud's secret home shall also discover great riches. Is this true?

A new digital transfer of this enjoyable early sound serial created at the USC Cinema Archive and restored and stabilized by Eric Stedman. First and only release of this serial with very good quality picture and audio.

This DVD is complete & ready to ship -- Order now








The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Coming in July!


The surviving episodes of the 1914 supernatural detective series/serial featuring Marguerite Snow and James Cruze, stars of THE MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY, and a bonus episode of the serial THE VENTURES OF MARGUERITE starring Marguerite Courtot.

Includes: The Mystery of the Spotted Collar, The Mystery of the Sleeping House, The Mystery of the Dutch Cheese Maker, and The Fatal Elopement aka The Hypnotic Power of Mr. Chang and The Veiled Priestess

Preorder now for release in July

New Digital Transfer
THE DEVIL HORSE
Featuring Harry Carey, Frankie Darro and Apache, the Devil Horse

“A real serial that has cast, story, action and excellent photography and sound. If you want a lot of fast action, this is the serial for you.” -- Mayme P. Mussleman, theater exhibitor

A murdered forest ranger's brother and a mute "wild boy," who grew up in the woods, defend themselves against crooked Canfield (Noah Beery) and his men, who will stop at nothing to capture a magnificent wild stallion -- "the devil horse" -- that is friend to the wild boy.

Preorder now for release in July

Restored Edition
THE GREEN ARCHER
Featuring Victory Jory and Iris Meredith

“James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials, The Shadow and The Green Archer, are also his best” -- Green Hornet

A stolen jewel ring run by crooked Abel Bellamy operates out of a modern-day castle is investigated by Spike Holland (Victor Jory, star of The Shadow) while a mysterious archer in medieval attire and an imitator prowl the grounds as well.
Restored with noise-reduced picture and audio.

Preorder now for release in July







THE SHADOW: THE DEATH OF MARGO LANE #2 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops July 13!
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


While hot on the trail of the deadly and elusive Red Empress, The Shadow attempts to rescue a missing heiress he is convinced was kidnapped by the Tong crime leader. Falling into the Chinese gang’s elaborate trap, The Master of Darkness must find a way to escape certain death. All the while, Margo Lane and Moe Shrevnitz stand watch for any sign of trouble. Will Margo be able to assist her friend and companion? Or will the Tong death scenario claim her life as well? From the pen and talents of Eisner Award-winner, Matt Wagner, comes a tale of adventure and romance that will shake The Shadow’s world to its very core. With colors by rising talent Brennan Wagner, this five-issue series delivers the sort of pulp action that Shadow fans have loved for decades.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Teeth of the Dragon
- New!
The Sealed Box
The Television Murders
The Golden Quest


Steeger Properties, LLC

Steeger Properties, LLC, is pleased to welcome two new literary estates to our stable of clients.

Carroll John Daly (1889–1958): The father of the Hard-Boiled school of writing. One of the top writers for Black Mask, his influence in the genre can’t be underestimated. As the writer of the Mike Hammer novels, Mickey Spillane, wrote to Daly:
Yours was the first and only style of writing that ever influenced me in any way.

Daly wrote for nearly 40 years, producing nearly 300 stories, and over a dozen hardcover novels, along with several radio and TV scripts. Although he created several series characters such as Detective Satan Hall, Three-Gun Terry, Clay Holt, Mr. Strang, and Vee “Crime Machine” Brown, it’s his classic Hard-Boiled private eye Race Williams for whom he’s best remembered.

Harold Ward (1879–1950): The writer of the much-loved stories of pulp arch-villain Dr. Death, Ward penned scores of yarns for the pulp magazines, newspapers, and for hardcovers over the course of a decades-long career.
Ward wrote for the early Black Mask issues and also had a story in the first number of Weird Tales. He also co-wrote with fellow pulpsters Ralph Milne Farley and Otis Adelbert Kline, the latter who would also later act as his literary agent.
In the 1980s, the Ward estate unearthed dozens of his works, including many unpublished manuscripts of all genres, including several featuring pulp characters akin to his best-known creation, Dr. Death.



THE SUPERLATIVES (Argentverse Novel) - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer

In 1958, the Superlatives were formed: Professor Amos Abercrombie, archaeologist and believer in things occult; his fiery daughter Amy Abercrombie, who can do anything a man can do; feisty reporter Red McAllister, who is after that one big story; Don Farnsworth, big game hunter who has utter confidence in his skill with a gun. Together they roam the globe looking for adventure and mystery. In 1960, they discover something more remarkable than any of their previous expeditions, one that changes their lives forever. This takes them around half the world, where they meet the superheroes of the Soviet Union, Australia, Communist China and Japan before returning home to confront an old enemy.

Introduction by Barry Reese

Paperback, 276 pages, $16.00




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

Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part Two - New!
Clare Angell (1874-1932?)-Part One  - New!
Art and Artists in the Bellerophon Weird Tales-Introduction - New!
The Road to Dystopia
White Spheres Speak
Independence Day on Flying Saucer Day
Two Hundred Years of Frankenstein
Captain America: The Individual vs. the Collective

Eugene C. Dolson (1860-1938)







01 July 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp & paperback shows scheduled for 2016!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!


2016 and 2017 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 22, 2016
July 29, 2016
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
GHOSTBUSTERS
STAR TREK BEYOND
THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
August 5, 2016
SUICIDE SQUAD
September 2, 2016
September 30, 2016
PATIENT ZERO
DEEPWATER HORIZON
October 7, 2016
October 21, 2016

GAMBIT
JACK REACHER 2

November 4, 2016
November 18, 2016
DOCTOR STRANGE
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
December 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 25, 2016
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
PASSENGERS
JUMANJI
To be announced
HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
ROBINSON CRUSOE
KING COBRA
MIDNIGHT SUN
THE VEIL


January 13, 2017
THE DARK TOWER
February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

March 3, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
THE WOLVERINE 2
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DARK UNIVERSE: THE MUMMY
GHOST IN THE SHELL
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
TERMINATOR: GENISYS 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII

June 9, 2017
June 23, 2017
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
WONDER WOMAN
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
September 29, 2017
THE EQUALIZER 2
October 6, 2017
ALIEN: CONVERGENT
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

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

December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN


Adventures in Bronze
GLARE OF THE GORGON
Hardcover, softcover and eBook are now available!
 

Why did a desperate man shave his head before visiting Doc Savage headquarters, only to be struck down, his pulsing brain turned to inert stone? What sinister secret did his strange slaying silence? And how was a lizard-green shadow resembling Medusa branded on Doc’s office wall?

These are only some of the questions confronting the Man of Bronze as he pursues a grisly trail of petrified corpses to post-Prohibition Chicago, whose criminal underworld is being terrorized by a serpent-haired demon engaged in a seemingly senseless slaughter spree whose ultimate target will shake Doc Savage’s men to their core.

Suspects are many, clues baffling. Death and danger lurks everywhere they turn—symbolized by the silhouette of a faceless Gorgon.

From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the coal fields of Illinois, Doc Savage tracks a phantom fiend the likes of which he has never before hunted. Or is he the one being hunted?

Hardcover: $39.95  /  Softcover: $24.95  /  eBook:  $4.99


Adventures in Bronze


Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!


Age of Aces
Now available!

The Jailbird Flight
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Below the Rio Grande he had once been known as “The Killer.” Now Captain Bruce Kirby flew through hell skies, leader of the strangest squadron that ever dared face death from flaming Spandaus. Outcasts—all of them—branded with the convict’s arrow! No cowards came to the Jailbird drome—only those dishonored war eagles who chose a chance to die in action rather than rot behind prison bars. Hot tempers, liquor, and the madness of war had brought them low—but beneath it all they still were men! A former U.S. Marine pilot, author Donald E. Keyhoe was a prolific contributor to the pulp magazines, but he is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research in the Fifties and Sixties. In August of 1931, Keyhoe started three long-lived series in three different aviation magazines: Captain Philip Strange in Flying Aces; The Devil Dog Squadron in Sky Birds; and The Jailbird Flight in Battle Aces. This volume features the first seven Jailbird adventures published by Popular Publications in 1931 and ‘32: The Jailbird Flight, The Drome of Vanishing Men, The Masked Skull Squadron, The Jailbird Ace, Dead Man’s Drome, Claws of the Jailbird, and The Skeleton Ace.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 318 pages|

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Age of Aces
Now available!

Captain Philip Strange: Strange Staffels
By Donald E. Keyhoe


America’s enemies have assembled squadrons of flying furies, exploding skeletons, and invisible airplanes to turn the tide of the First World War. But when things get weird, we get Strange. Captain Philip Strange, that is—ace pilot and so-called “Brain-Devil” of G-2 Intelligence. His assignment? Journey from the back-alleys of Paris to the skies over Germany, taking down flying fortresses, cursed aerodromes, strafing skulls, and other wild weapons of mass destruction! This fourth volume of Philip Strange missions includes seven thrilling tales: Satan's Staffel, The Vanishing Staffel, Hoodoo Drome, The Skull Staffel, The Skeleton Barrage, Staffel of the Starved, and The Staffel Invisible.

$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 394 pages

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House


Airship 27 Productions
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTOR’S EDITION
OFFERED AT PULPFEST ONLY!

For the past few months Airship 27 Productions has been putting together a very special novel, HOLMES & HOUDINI by award winning author, I.A. Watson.  It was our goal to have this exciting adventure book out and available at Pulpfest 2016.  Art Director Rob Davis provided the black and white interior illustrations while well known artist Chad Hardin signed on to do the cover.

Then unavoidable events made it impossible for Hardin to meet our deadline and it seemed we would not have the book on our tables for the show.  After putting our heads together, Rob and I decided to turn this disappointment into a very unique opportunity for our loyal fans.  Rob is going to do his own cover for the book, but it will not be sold to the general public.  Rather, once the book is assembled, we will print 15 copies and no more.  These 15 are being done for Pulpfest and that will be the only place you can buy one.

Rob’s cover will not be revealed or publicized and only Pulpfest attendees will get to see it.

Once Chad Hardin’s official cover is turned in, we will go back to the printers and officially publish the book making it available through all our usual sources, via Amazon in both paperback and on Kindle.  Whatever remains of the unsold 15 will either be destroyed or auctioned off for charity.  But again, they will only be available at Pulpfest and once the 15 are gone, that’s it.

Airship 27 Productions has enjoyed its association with Pulpfest from day one and we hope producing this one of a kind collector’s edition of HOLMES & HOUDINI by I.A. Watson will provide some added excitement to this year’s show.

 
Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

Altus Press is pleased to announce its summer 2016 releases, all of which will premiere at PulpFest.
They’ll be available exclusively at the Mike Chomko, Books, table.
Altus Press books typically sell out quickly at the pulp shows, so please contact Mike to reserve your copies.
Mike will be placing his order for these titles on June 21.
Do not delay if you want to ensure copies at PulpFest.
mikechomko@gmail.com

These titles will be made available on the Altus Press website over a period of time following PulpFest.

Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MYSTERIOUS WU-FANG #1: THE CASE OF THE SIX COFFINS
By Robert J. Hogan


“There is one Val Kildare, government agent. It is my wish that he die the most painful death in our power to inflict.”
From an underground room in Limehouse this order was given.
And now, across the Atlantic, sped a murder cargo to wipe out the only man who stood between Wu Fang, Emperor of Crime, and his conquest of the world!


201 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

YEN SIN #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE DRAGON'S SHADOW
By Donald E. Keyhoe


Out of the teeming turbulent East had come Dr. Yen Sin—saff­ron-skinned wizard of crime—bringing to the capital of the West all the ancient Devil’s-lore at his command—and a horde of Asian Hell-born to help him spawn it. But Michael Traile—The Man Who Never Slept—had crammed into his own keen brain the means to cope with the sinister doctor. For he knew even the secrets of the Dragon’s Shadow and how to penetrate the yellow murder fog that had descended on the capital to mingle its blood-wisps with the mist from the Potomac.



152 pages
  $12.95 softcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

SUPER-DETECTIVE JIM ANTHONY: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by Victor Rousseau


The complete reprinting of the greatest of the Doc Savage pastiches continues!
Volume Three of contains the next three adventures of Jim Anthony: “Murder Syndicate,” “The Horrible Marionettes,” and “Border Napoleon.”
This volume also includes editor notes and correspondence.



353 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

KI-GOR: THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 3
by John Peter Drummond, introduction by Howard Andrew Jones


For the first time, the Ki-Gor series from the pages of Jungle Stories is collected, complete, uncut and in order!
Volume 3 includes the next four stories:
“Tigress of T’wanbi” (Winter 1941-42)
“Slaves for the Renegade Sultan” (Spring 1942)
“Blood Priestess of Vig’Na” (Summer 1942)
“The Cannibal Horde” (Fall 1942).


318 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON VOLUME 3
by Arch Whitehouse


Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen aka The Griffon finally returns to print!
This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series.
Volume 3 contains the next six stories:
“Riddle of the Rocket”
“Cavalry of the Clouds”
“Twin-Engine Treachery”
“Test Pilot Terror”
“The Carrier Coup”
“Scourge of the Sky Brood”

275 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF THE MOON MAN, VOLUME 2: 1934
by Frederick C. Davis, introduction by Andrew Salmon


One of the strangest pulp heroes is finally available from Altus Press!
Created by pulp fiction legend Frederick C. Davis for the pages of the ultra-rare title, Ten Detective Aces, the Moon Man fought the forces of the underworld in 38 unforgettable tales.
Volume 2 collects the next six stories from this series:
“Silver Death”
“Mark of the Moon Man”
“Crimson Shackles”
“Blood Bargain”
“The Black Lash”
“The Murder Master”
And it includes an all-new introduction by Moon Man expert Andrew Salmon.

337 pages
  $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 5
by Norvell W. Page and Norman A. Daniels


Pulp hero the Black Bat returns!
This collection contains the next three adventures of the Black Bat:
“The Black Bat’s Summons”
“The Black Bat’s Invisible Enemy”
“The Voice of Doom”
uncut and restored with the original illustrations.

Featuring a story by long-time Spider author, Norvell W. Page, it’s the next volume of the complete reprinting of the series.

339 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

HAZZARD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
by Frederick C. Davis


The Fight Against the lawless! Mark Hazzard, red-headed, fiery-tempered District Attorney of King’s County was a man of the Law, but when the law didn’t get justice, the guilty were then the prey for the Juggernaut of Justice and his own iron rules. Bucking the police and the underworld alike, Hazzard kept a secret that would send him to burn in the electric chair. Written by Frederick C. Davis, the author of the Moon Man series. Featuring all six of Mark Hazzard’s adventures in one volume!


296 pages
  $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

ADVENTURES OF A PROFESSIONAL CORPSE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Meet James F. Bronson, a man who finds dying a profitable business.
Time after time, Bronson accepts assignments to whom dying is all in the day’s work.
One of the most offbeat series that H. Bedford-Jones penned; a series for which he was inspired by an advertisement that actually appeared.


94 pages
  $11.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

INVITATION TO A CRIME: FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DENIS BURKE
by H. Bedford-Jones


Operating out of Morocco, American profiteer Denis Burke encounters business opportunities fraught with political intrigue, shady underworld characters, double-crossing associates, and devious women—all while trying not to run afoul of the law. Burke must dodge his ever-watchful nemesis, Inspector Crepin, who has vowed to expel him from the country—or better yet—put him behind bars.

A never before reprinted series by the King of the Pulps, H. Bedford-Jones.


132 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

RED RUNES OF CHINA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The runes told of mystery, of danger lurking in odd corners, of the craft of the Orient put to evil purposes in the Far West, and started young Dick Clews on a great adventure.
A never-before-collected series, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



138 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE CROSS AND THE HAMMER: AA TALE OF THE DAYS OF THE VIKINGS
by H. Bedford-Jones


H. Bedford-Jones’ thrilling novel of the Vikings and King Olaf, who broke the power of the old gods and who introduced Christianity into his realm.
One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, it’s now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



162 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE MARDI GRAS MYSTERY
by H. Bedford-Jones


Who is The Midnight Masquer? While partygoers celebrate Mardi Gras under the recently-enacted Prohibition, attention is cast to this masked character and his connection to the murder of a prominent New Orleans citizen. Did the victim’s son really commit the crime, or is there more than meets the eye?

A classic mystery written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.

188 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THADY SHEA’S SAGA
by H. Bedford-Jones


The Navajo’s sacred relics, the seven Gods of the San Marcos, are the focus of attention between warring factions in the Old West, and washed-up actor Thaddeus Shea is caught in between the chaos!

A classic adventure written by The King of the Pulps, and now it’s part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.



174 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

CONQUEST: THE STORY OF PIERRE RADISSON, FOUNDER OF THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY
by H. Bedford-Jones


The story of Pierre Radisson has passed into history. That he was the first man to reach the Mississippi, after De Soto, is now admitted.
 It was he who founded the Hudson’s Bay Company, and who opened up the great Northwest to the world.

One of H. Bedford-Jones’ earliest novels, now part of The H. Bedford-Jones Library.


184 pages
  $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE TALES OF KOROPOK (DELUXE EDITION)
by Sidney Herschel Small


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine’s run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer! This Comprehensive set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer. This limited, deluxe edition collects them all! Plus: purchase of this deluxe edition entitles you to free eBook versions of these stories.


306 pages
  $75.00 deluxe hardcover



Altus Press
Premiering at Pulpfest 2016!

THE COMPLETE CASES OF CARDIGAN (2 VOLUME
DELUXE EDITION)
by Frederick Nebel


Limited hardcover edition of 50 copies. Comes with eBook versions of all the stories.

Frederick Nebel’s unforgettable character Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons behind the success of the legendary Dime Detective Magazine. His hard-boiled P.I. stories were a major influence to other writers of the era, yet only a handful have been reprinted since their original 44-story run eighty years ago. This deluxe two-volume contains the entire series of 44 stories, complete and uncut, with an introduction by Will Murray and the original illustrations by John Fleming Gould.


698 pages
  $140.00 deluxe hardcover






ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SUPERNATURAL TALES - Coming July 15!

A superb collection of stories in which ancient Egyptian mysticism, mummies, and other supernatural occurrences play a significant role, including tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, Tennessee Williams, H. Rider Haggard, Algernon Blackwood, Sax Rohmer and more.

Paperback, 290 pages
$19.95


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Arriving in comic shops July 6!

THE BLACK BAT  Volume 4: "Black Bat's Crusade" & "The Black Bat's Flame Trail"
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels and THE SPIDER's Norvell Page writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, voodoo drums sound in cities across the nation as a wave of mysterious murders fueled by ancient magic takes a terrifying toll in "The Black Bat's Crusade," edited by future BATMAN editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, "The Black Bat's Flame Trail" leads to a sinister arsonist who wields a deadly torch of terror as New York tenements burn. GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #4. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Rafael DeSoto and the original interior illustrations by Harry Parkhurst and V. E. Pyles, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-207-0  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

 

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Danny Adams discusses "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday"

Author Danny Adams is the great-nephew of Science-Fiction Grandmaster Philip Jose Farmer.  Before Mr. Farmer died, he and Danny collaborated on the novella, "The City Beyond Play."  Now, Danny has taken another unfinished manuscript from the Magic Filling Cabinet and in a posthumous collaboration with his great-uncle has given us a new novel in Mr. Farmer's Dayworld series: "Dayworld: A Hole in Wednesday."  This story is set in the time between the original novella "The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World" and the novel "Dayworld" which was the first novel in the series trilogy.
 
Danny and I reminisce about Phil and his legacy.  We also discuss Danny's own writings and what it was like working with a Grand Master!
 
This book can be ordered at the Meteor House website and will debut at Pulpfest/Farmercon in Columbus, Ohio this coming July.


Past episodes:
Micah Harris and "Murder in the Miracle Room"
Will Murray : Doc Savage in "Glare of the Gorgon"
Jeff Deischer: "The Night of the Owl" and Guest Host Ric Croxton
Gordon Dymowski on Black Bat Mystery, Vol. 3 and much more!
Sinbad: The New Voyages - The Legacy of Ray Harryhausen

THE BIG BOOK OF JACK THE RIPPER - Coming October 4!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


A new anthology from Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler, centered around the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper.
 
Of all the real-life serial killers whose gruesome deeds have splashed across headlines throughout human history, few have reached the near-mythical status of Jack the Ripper. Terrorizing the world with a rash of violent murders in London’s East End in the fall of 1888, Saucy Jack seemed to vanish just as quickly, leaving future generations to speculate upon the Ripper's identity and whereabouts—and living on in some of the most spectacularly unnerving fiction and nonfiction ever written. Collected here, for the first time ever, are 41 tales featuring the infamous slasher, from classics by Marie Belloc-Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen to never-before-seen stories by contemporary masters Jeffery Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more. Also featured in this volume are essential true-crime artifacts of Jack the Ripper lore, including genuine witness statements, autopsy reports, contemporary news articles, and astonishing theories from the world’s foremost Ripperologists—as is only proper for a case that is truly as chilling as fiction.

Paperback: 864 pages
Publisher: Vintage
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
Pre-order price:  $25.00



Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

JOURNEY TO THE SUN
by Pierre Boitard
adapted by Brian Stableford

Scarcely had the demon finished speaking than we arrived on the surface of the Sun, a very lovely country, in truth, full of rarities that would be much appreciated by a collector of natural history...
           
In 1839, 25 years before Jules Verne, French botanist and geologist Pierre Boitard (1789-1859) published Journey to the Sun, the first story of adventure and scientific popularization for young people, depicting a voyage through the solar system, with the beings of each of the planets representing a different stage of Man's evolution.

Two years earlier, Boitard had published Paris Before Humankind, well before, well before the emergence of palaeontology; it was the first Darwinian narrative, including pre-historical ape-men.

Both of these ground-breaking novellas were at the time attempts to produce what would nowadays be called "hard science fiction": speculative fiction based on accurate scientific data.



US $22.95 /GBP £14.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 268 pages
THE POLARIAN-DENEBIAN WAR
OPERATION APHRODITE
by Jimmy Guieu
adapted by Michael Shreve

Henri-René "Jimmy" Guieu (1926-2000) was one of the leading French SF authors of the 1950s and 60s, before he turned to the exploration of UFOs and parapsychological phenomena. In this classic six-volume saga (presented in English in two volumes), written in 1954 through 1956, Guieu introduced his signature hero, French paleoanthropologist Jean Kariven, and imagined that Earth was secretly caught in a vast space-time war pitting the benevolent Polarians against the aggressive Denebians. Guieu sprinkled the books with some of his favorite themes, such as UFOs, alien encounters and ancient astronauts, while delivering fast-paced SF adventure.

In the first three novels, Jean Kariven discovers the origins of the conflict in precataclysmic Lemuria, then finds further evidence of the war during a Moon landing, before finally being drafted into battle in the third novel, where Earth's entire future is at stake.

Contents:
Introduction by Richard D. Nolane.
1. La Spirale du Temps [The Time Spiral] (1954)
2. Opération Aphrodite [Operation Aphrodite] (1955)
3. L'Homme de l'Espace [The Man from Outer Space](1955)


US $30.95 /GBP
£20.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 400 pages

THE SECRET BUREAU
by Charles Rabou
adapted by Nina Cooper

"She was then taken into a room entirely draped in black material where two iron lamps suspended from the ceiling cast their wan light down on all the objects. There, on a table covered with a tapestry of the same color, she saw bones of bizarre shapes whose use at first glance didn't seem easy to guess."
              
The Secret Bureau (1849) is the first volume in a series of four that tells the story of the Hulet family which, for generations, has headed the government's spy network, the Secret Bureau, that intercepts and opens all private mail. It follows the ambitious Henri Hulet as he tries to avoid the fatal destiny marked out for him, then switches to the resourceful Gregorio Matiphous, as he attempts to thwart the diabolical schemes of the villainous Marquis de Samaniego, leader of the mysterious Sleepers' Club...


US $27.95 /GBP
£19.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 364 pages


 



 
 
Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


Sky Blazers
By Frederick Nebel

The Scourge of the South Sea Skies
When a flying buddy goes missing, Jack Pelham is thrust into danger as the search expands from looking for his friend to seeking a lost treasure. Mystery rides high in this thrilling tale of the South Seas.
 
Wind Patrol
Black wings poise the finger of doom over the Indo-China coast. Murder and pillage paralyze the great fleet of Brackett's Airway as Bill Shade flies a shadowy sky-path to a temple of terror.
 
Brood of the Wind
Murder paints a crimson swath across the South Pacific sky from Noumea to Port Moresby. Pearls! . . . Jim Cole drapes the challenge around his seaplane's struts, and swoops into the red.
 
Sky Blazers
Over the frozen skies of Alaska, Jess Marlow plays a hand in the embittered battle for territorial freight rights between old Michael Harrigan and Kurt Dikeman. When the rumor of gold is spread, the battle escalates, with death in its frosty wake!
 
Fly-By-Night
Through icy air, Miller takes off with his motley passengers-only to find himself battling sky pirates seeking a $100,000 payday in bank gold!
 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.


Trade paperback / 228 pages / Price: $19.95 US

The Juggernaut of Terror
By Carl McK. Saunders


Central City runs red from gangland war. Corruption and political graft undermine authority to the highest levels. In steps Captain John Murdock, Chief of Detectives, whose only interest is to do his job. Unpopular with both the media and with his superiors, nevertheless Murdock's methods gets results,—whether battling blackmailers, bootleggers, drug runners or organized crime!

Collected are the initial twenty stories in this long-running, reader favorite series, including:

Hard
The Murder Game
Pure Bluff
Tickets to Hell
Red Harvest
Frame-Up
The Pay-Off
The Square Seven
Wanted-One Corpse
Murder Ahead
Guests From the East
Furnace of Death
Trigger Traffic
The Key to Hell
The Wax Witness
The Murder Mill
The Dead Alibi
The Black Hood
The Juggernaut of Terror
Red Tape
 
With an introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, lecturer and award-winning popular culture historian.
Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer.


Trade paperback / 320 pages / Price: $19.95 US





BLAZE! BLOODY WYOMING (Blaze Western Series Book 12) - Now available!

All J.D. Blaze wanted to do was celebrate his wife Kate’s birthday, but when you’re the Old West’s only pair of husband-and-wife gunfighters, trouble is never far away. A savage attack and a dangerous injury not only threaten Kate Blaze’s life, she also finds herself a captive of twisted killers and unsure of her own identity. But J.D. will battle with his wits, a pair of rock-hard fists, and a blazing .45 to find Kate and free her before it’s too late!

Acclaimed author John Hegenberger joins the BLAZE! team with a scorching tale of hate and revenge that leads to an apocalyptic showdown.

Read BLOODY WYOMING and see why BLAZE! is today’s bestselling Adult Western series.


Print Length: 100 pages
Pre-order Price:    $2.99


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

More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend! - New!
Collectibles Section Updated
Coming Next Week: THE PURPLE EYE
October Collectibles Update
Birthday Boy: Walter B. Gibson
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER Policy Change
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Is on the Way!

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder 46/47 (Winter-Spring 2016)
Now available for immediate shipping!

The 230 pages of this double issue — the first BnT of 2016 — is crammed with articles, reviews, and reprints.

The feature articles boast BnT‘s usual combination of intensive research and passionate writing. The cover story is Ed Hulse’s lengthy examination of the two Columbia serials featuring The Spider, one of pulpdom’s greatest heroes. Rick Lai details the numerous pulp references in The Sinister Shadow, Will Murray’s recent novel pitting Doc Savage against The Shadow. Robert E. Howard scholar Morgan Holmes chronicles the efforts of Conan’s creator to break into the pulp magazines published by William Clayton. Old-Time Radio authority Karl Schadow offers a history of the little-known Stay Tuned for Terror, the series written by Robert Bloch and adapted primarily from his pulp stories. Bruce Dettman provides an overview of the various characters marketed to several mediums as The Falcon.

The issue’s department installments have the usual variety. “Tricks of the Trade” presents a 1932 Writer’s Digest piece on the Western-pulp market. Horror novelist and filmmaker S. Craig Zahler reviews two 1932 issues of Weird Tales in “Off the Shelf.” In “Airwave Adventures” Martin Grams writes about lost episodes of the Mysterious Traveler, a pulpish radio series that became a fiction magazine. Ed Hulse discusses one of the first movie serials, 1914’s The Million Dollar Mystery, in “Cliffhanger Classics.” And Dave Smith covers one of the great air-war hero pulps, The Lone Eagle, in “Series Spotlight.”

The reprint section begins with an 80th-anniversary tribute to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial: Rare promotional material originally published in Universal Weekly, the Universal Pictures trade paper circulated to exhibitors. Our fiction reprint is “Drunk, Disorderly, and Dead,” a 1942 Robert Leslie Bellem mystery featuring Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. Finally, we publish long-unseen court documents relating to a Popular Publications lawsuit involving Black Mask magazine.

BnT #46/47 has the usual complement of illustrations — pulp cover reproductions, vintage movie stills, original art, and so on.

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Now available for immediate shipping!

This companion volume to DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS continues Ed Hulse's groundbreaking history of American cliffhanger serials of the silent-movie era. It covers some 190 "chapter plays" released by production and distribution entities such as Universal, Vitagraph, Mutual, Arrow, Rayart, and Mascot, along with member companies of the Edison Trust and various fly-by-night independent operators.Among the legendary serial stars whose output is documented and analyzed are Francis Ford and Grace Cunard, Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber, Helen Holmes, Eddie Polo, Marie Walcamp, William Desmond, William Duncan, Eileen Sedgwick, Joe Bonomo, Elmo Lincoln, Ann Little, Jack Daugherty, Juanita Hansen, and Louise Lorraine. Serials that starred favorites from the sports and theatrical worlds — Harry Houdini, Billie Burke, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, Benny Leonard, and Maurice "Lefty" Flynn, to name a few — are also covered.

At a length of nearly 160,000 words, illustrated with hundreds of rare stills, posters, lobby cards, magazine ads and even frame blowups from surviving film elements, HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
is the last word on this fascinating segment of American movie history. The product of a quarter century's research, it equals if not surpasses the award-nominated DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS.

Single copy price is $29.95, but for a limited time only HANDSOME HEROES AND DISTRESSED DAMSELS can be purchased together for $49.95.
Visit muraniapress.com and use our convenient Checkout feature to order either or both.


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OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Bold Venture Press
ZORRO Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
Officially licensed by Zorro Productions
The second of six volumes reprinting the 60+ Zorro stories published in the pulps from 1919 to 1959.
Now available!

Zorro protects old California in a trio of thrill-packed adventures!

  • The Further Adventures of Zorro (illustrated by Ed Coutts)
 
  • Zorro Deals With Treason
  • The Mysterious Don Miguel

The Further Adventures of Zorro takes the masked hidalgo to the high seas when pirates arrive on the shores of old California, and decide to claim the pueblo as their spoils!
Then, "Zorro Deals With Treason" in the form of a Zorro imposter! The Mysterious Don Miguel creates much confusion in Reina de Los Angeles. Is he Zorro’s enemy — or Don Diego Vega’s friend?
Ride with Zorro as he defends the downtrodden citizens from the oppressive government, land and sea pirates, and crafty anarchists.

There’s never been a hero like Zorro for romance and high adventure!


Trade paperback, 6"x9", 302 pages
$19.95



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Now available!


Looking for something bronze to hold in your hands?
Feeling a bit let down now that HOWARD WRIGHT has ended The Bronze Gazette?

Well, never fear Johnny, as Terry Allen, Kez Wilson, and Chuck Welch have achieved the impossible. No, they've not agreed on who should play Monk. Even better, they've finished Issue #76 of the Bronze Gazette and it will soon arrive in your mailbox! Thanks to the writing talents of such Doc Savage experts as Will Murray, Anthony Tollin, Jeff Deischer, Julián Puga, Duane Spurlock, and a cast of 10 more or so, a jam-packed issue of the Bronze Gazette is heading your way.

It's not too late to get a copy of the Bronze Gazette #76 mailed to you.

Subscribe to the Bronze Gazette now at http://www.bronzegazette.com/subscribe/ and we'll start your subscription with Issue #76.

Contents
"You're About to Read The Bronze Gazette #76" by Chuck Welch
"The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage: 2016 and Beyond" by Will Murray
"Stranger in a Savage Land" by Curt Hardaway
"Sailing Through the Rocky Shoals" by Duane Spurlock
"The Doc Savage - Frank Buck Connection" by Julián Puga
"Will Murray's First Series of Doc Savage Novels" by Jeff Deischer
"Mayan Alphabet Key"
"Tallying the Tollin Savage Sanctum Reprints" by Kez Wilson
"The Sanctum Press Doc Savage Checklist" by Chuck Welch
"Rock Savage" by Will Murray
"A Novel Puzzle" by Chuck Welch
"Dynamite Doc Savage Archives Volume 1" by Bobb Cotter
"Who is Dare Devlin" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

The Bronze Gazette. Bigger. Badder. Bronzer. (Not sold in stores.)
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 56 pages plus covers

Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 76, Summer 2016, and No. 77, Fall 2016.

$20.00 U.S.A
$30.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$35.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!

 



CARNAKI: THE LOST CASES  - Now available!

Even Carnacki, the great ‘Ghost-Finder’, himself has cases that he will not speak about. In these 12 tales, we learn the details of those ‘Lost Cases’ that Carnacki talked about only in hushed whispers. Learn the truth behind “The Steeple Monster Case”, the horror of “The Grunting Man”, the creeping terror of “The Grey Dog” and so much more. When you have learned the truth behind these cases, you may find yourself haunted as well!

Table of Contents
"The Darkness" by A. F. Kidd
"The Silent Garden" by Jason C. Eckhardt
"The Shadow Suns" by John Howard
"The Steeple Monster Case" by Charles R. Rutledge
"The Moving Fur Case" by Paul R. Mcnamee
"The Delphic Bee" by Josh Reynolds
"A Hideous Communion" by James Gracey
"The Dark Trade" by John Linwood Grant
"The Grunting Man" by William Meikle
"The Dark Light" by Robert M. Price
"The Yellow Finger Experiments" by James Bojaciuk
"The Grey Dog" by John Linwood Grant


List Price: $15.95


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Nictzin Dyalhis - New!
Short Reviews – Signal Red by Henry Guth
A Best of Weird Tales
The Weird Tales Novels: Golden Blood

Classicon
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan
(Just north of Frandor Shopping Center)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table


THE COMPLETE FICTION OF H. P. LOVECRAFT  - Now available!

THE COMPLETE FICTION OF H. P. LOVECRAFT collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influenced some of today's writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume areThe Case of Charles Dexter Ward, "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Color Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," and many more hair-raising tales.

Hardcover: 1112 pages
Publisher: Chartwell Books
List Price: $14.99



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op
- New!
Dashiell Hammett: Bestseller Mystery B40
Nostalgia Digest Summer 2016
A Dashiell Hammett Detective
Russ Winterbotham: Super-Science Fiction Writer
Beyond Fantasy Fiction #5

The Digest Enthusiast #4
 Now available!

The fourth spectacular edition of The Digest Enthusiast is now available in print and Kindle from Amazon.

Contents:
Interviews:
Art Taylor: Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
 • An insightful conversation with the award-winning author and frequent contributor to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Art Taylor.
Editors of the new generation of digital digests:
   Alec Cizak, Pulp Modern
   Jennifer Landels, Pulp Literature
   John Kenyon, Grift
   Kristen Valentine, Betty Fedora
   Sheri White, Morpheus Tales
 • The editors share their thoughts on the new generation of digital digests.

Articles:
Suspense Magazine and Novels by Richard Krauss
 • A close-up view of Suspense Magazine and its Suspense Novel series, along with the associated radio, TV and comic book series. 
Galaxy Science Fiction Novels by Steve Carper
 • Steve Carper’s comprehensive overview of the digest-sized Galaxy Novel series. 
Galaxy Magabooks by Gary Lovisi
 • Gary Lovisi’s companion piece (to Galaxy Novels): Galaxy Magabooks. 
Criswell Predicts: Fate & Spaceway by Tom Brinkmann
 • Tom Brinkmann’s exposé on The Amazing Criswell’s prognostications for Fate Magazine and Spaceway science fiction.
Shock Mystery Tales by Peter Enfantino
 • Peter Enfantino dissects Shock Mystery Tales—the shudder pulps inbred man-child.
Pocket Pin-ups trading cards
 • An unfettered peek into the Pocket Pin-Ups trading card set by Max Allan Collins.

Reviews:
H.G. Wells Society Newsletter #30
Bulldog Drummond by Snapper
Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines by Michael L. Cook

Fiction:
"A Rat Must Chew" by Gary Lovisi
"The Hideout" by Ron Fortier
"Strangers in Need" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Wounded Wizard" by John Kuharik

Artwork and Cartoons:
Sean Azzopardi
Rob Davis
Brad Foster
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko

Also includes:
Editor's Notes
Digest indexes (
Suspense Magazine)
Social media round-up
Opening Lines

Print version, $8.99, includes nearly 100 B&W cover images, 152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest.
Kindle version, $2.99, includes over 50 color cover images.






Doc Con 2016
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Doc Con will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2016.
Request that vacation time...mark those calendars and let everyone know you will be in Phoenix the first weekend of November.
Special plans are still being made to make this the best Doc Con ever!
So stay tuned for more details to follow as soon as we can announce them.


Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

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Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE by Michael A Sanford
Now available for pre-order!

At the conclusion of the classic TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is despondent but assured he did what was honorable by enabling Jane to leave with his cousin, William Clayton (who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate and can appropriately provide for Jane when they marry). But what then? There has never been an explanation of Tarzan’s activities after his presence in Wisconsin and before he begins his voyage back to Africa—until now!

This story is full of fantasy, imaginative fiction and adventure – It grabs your attention from the beginning and keeps it to the very end. As Tarzan travels north, you will have visions of Canada that will make you feel as if you are there, touching and feeling all that Tarzan does. Thinking time and again that Tarzan’s demise is imminent, he escapes only to encounter still more dangers, with each episode building more suspense and anticipation for the next. Tarzan’s discovery of a lost Viking civilization and the author’s description and explanation of it will bring you a clear picture of village life and the gruesome realities of their existence.

While you may think this is a novel of pure fiction, archaeologists are continuing to discover new Viking sites in North America. Just recently, satellite technology has revealed intriguing evidence of a second Norse settlement further south than ever before known. A new Canadian site was discovered after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made impressions under layers of vegetation with telltale signs of iron working. And now you will have the opportunity, while joining Tarzan, to unearth and experience this new discovery.

Of course, TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE has a double meaning. He is indeed chained with his life hanging in the balance on the precipice of a volcanic crater, but he is also on the precipice of the rest of his life, not knowing his future, abandoning his right of birth as an English Lord and bereft of the thing in life he cherishes most, Jane. All that is left for him now is Africa, which is at least known to him. Enjoy this tale and join Tarzan on his Canadian adventure as he prepares to return to Africa and a future even he cannot predict.


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TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE
Copyright © 2016 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Tarzan of the Apes copyright © 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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ERB Books
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

by Robert B. Zeuschner

Now available for pre-order!


Standard Edition: (Ships July 15, 2016)
Bound in midnight blue Cialux Italian book cloth with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
Color wraparound dust jacket, 675+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ total images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
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The Deluxe Edition:  (Ships July 15, 2016) 
Bound in genuine red leather with a hub spine and limited to 375 signed and numbered copies with the spine and front cover decorations stamped in gilt. 
700+ pages; 7”x10”; 600+ images - 500+ in color on glossy stock
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Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
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Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





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Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN MYTH & MYSTERY AT BRAZOS VALLEY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
JUNE 16 - OCTOBER 29, 2016


The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly announces the premiere of its upcoming exhibition, TARZAN: Myth & Mystery,on display from June 16-Oct 29, 2016. This exhibition will open on Thursday, June 16th, at 6 pm, with a free public lecture by Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliophile Jim Goodwin, followed by a wine & hors d’oeuvres reception & gallery viewing.

A reader and collector of Edgar Rice Burroughs for over 55 years, Goodwin will discuss the story behind Burroughs’ Tarzan tales, interesting Burroughs background and Tarzan trivia, and other fascinating anecdotes about Burroughs’ writing. A native Texan and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University, Goodwin worked in the communications industry for 37 years. He is the co-founder of the Texas chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, the “Hell’s Benders.” The name “Hell’s Benders” originated from Burroughs’ Western fiction novel, The Bandit of Hell’s Bend, featuring a character named Tex. Mr. Goodwin currently resides in Iowa Park, Texas with his wife, Rita, of 43 years and is blessed with two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Jim Goodwin
This exclusive exhibit showcases items from an extensive collection of Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia. Early publications, beautiful original artwork, rare books, and rarely seen film posters will be shown alongside stunning taxidermy animals from central Africa. Through this colorful and exciting exhibit, visitors can explore the natural settings of the Tarzan books, the life of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the bold world of pulp art, Tarzan’s international appeal, and other related topics.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. The Museum partnered with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., private collectors, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, and the Anthropology Department at Texas A&M University to produce this outstanding display.






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  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

June 2016
Following up on last month's release, we are pleased to present the second Father Brown story, The Secret of the Sealed Garden, as it appeared in the September 3, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.  The original illustrations by George Gibbs are included along with a short introduction by Dan Neyer.  If you are new to Father Brown, you might want to read our introduction to the character found on the page, The Innocence of Father Brown, written by Dan Neyer.

May 2016
We have revamped Valentine Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton and fixed some errors from our previous reprinting and cleaned up the illustrations by George Gibbs.
This story now serves as the beginning of our reprinting of the original Father Brown stories as they appeared in the Post, complete with the original illustrations. 
Introductions to all are by Dan Neyer.  Best place to start is on our introductory page, The Innocence of Father Brown.


April 2016
A dictator meets his comeuppance in Kirby Draycott's The Clock Face of Schaumburg which, as explained in in the introduction, bears some resemblance to a story by a certain Mr. Poe. All the original illustrations are included, just as they appeared in the November, 1898 issue of The Royal Magazine.  Introduction is by Bob Gay.

March 2016
A tale of romance and espionage by Baroness Orczy, Number 187, as it appeared in the January, 1899 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the illustrations by Ernest Prater.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

February 2016
All is revealed to the members of The Grill Club in the third (and final) part of In the Fog by Richard Harding Davis, The Solicitor's Story, just as it appeared in the May, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.

January 2016
The second part of "In The Fog" by Richard Harding Davis: "The Story of the Queen’s Messenger," just as it appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Windsor Magazine, including the illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen.


Flinch Books
THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS
By John C. Bruening

Coming in July!



 The debut novel from Flinch publishing partner and editor John C. Bruening.
This high-octane pulp adventure will be available on Amazon.com in just a few short weeks.
If you are planning to attend Pulpfest in Columbus, OH, you can buy a copy there and have it signed by the author.

Cover artist: Thomas Gianni




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Girasol Collectables

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

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

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


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



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

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

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

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

BLACK MASK MAGAZINE ($35 each postpaid)
April 1920 - First issue!
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CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
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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)
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#2 February 1935

#5  July 1935

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#2 April 1933
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#4  October 1933
#5  January 1934

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#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936

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

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

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

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SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
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#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

THE SCORPION ($35 each postpaid)
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SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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September 1937
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December 1937

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#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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#21
January 1937
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#26 June 1937


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#2  
December 1936 
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#4   February 1937
#14 December 1937 

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#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)
#96 The Spider and the Deathless One (September1941)
#97 The Satan's Seven Swordsmen (October1941)
#98 Volunteer Corpse Brigade (November1941)
#99 The Crime Laboratory (December 1941)

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

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

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

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

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

STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES
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#2 December 1933

STRANGE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
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July/Aug 1936
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#50 January 1941
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THRILLING MYSTERY ($25 each postpaid)
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#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
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#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
#14  November 1924 - One of the rarest WT's
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Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5
Now available!

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

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






Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

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

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

             Now available for pre-order!  


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Quite far along, this volume sees all proofreading complete except for the long-awaited introduction.
This cover image is still a work-in-progress and Raymond Swanland once again demonstrates that he is the master of heroic and kinetic action.



THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.


Contents
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
                                               
Preorder price: $45


Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Proofreading is also complete on this title as well. We are still waiting for clearances and permissions on a several texts and images that we feel MUST be a part of this book.
And remember, there's a NEW AND UNPUBLISHED Brackett-tale in here!     



Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback
$25.00



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


Production Update from Haffner Press!

As recounted previously, this book was actually printed in December 2015, but the binding job was so poor (we can show you in Chicago) that we rejected the run and the printer refused to correct the situation. We are updating the book to a 2016 release and plan to send it and DEATH IN THE DARK to a different printer at the same time.

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

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
                                               
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Proofreading is complete and Fredric Brown bibliographer Jack Seabrook is hard at work on his  introduction. We still need to secure a few logos for the decorated endsheets. We want a different cover for this book. The Saunders piece here is fine, but it doesn't match any of the contents. Once all materials are complete, we'll send this to the printer alongside MURDER DRAWS A CROWD.
“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

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

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.


Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards   
          

Preorder price: $40


 
Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00


Production Update from Haffner Press!

The artwork is in hand, along with the introduction and foreword. Proofreading is also complete, so this will likely be the next title to go to the printer!


Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!



Production Update from Haffner Press!

Currently going through another round of proofreading, we have the cover art on hand (Raymond Swanland rocks it again!) and we await the introduction. The cover titles will be redone in a bronze/copper hue, and a lot of work remains on cleaning up all the covers of Clues Detective Stories that decorate the endsheets as well as designing eighteen double-page chapterheads.

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!



Production Update from Haffner Press!

This magnificent tome has been proofread twice and Ed Gorman's wonderful introduction has been delivered.
In Hollywood terms, we put this "in turnaround" while we seek a cover design that reflects the atmosphere of late-1950s San Francisco.



Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.





Haffner Press
The Six Sleepers, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five
Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Bob Madle's fantastic intro is done and the manuscript has been proofread. Additional work is needed cleaning up the graphics for the appendix.


Following on from THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR, THE SIX SLEEPERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE brings you more of the World Wreckers vintage works.
Here, Hamilton really put his Remington’s to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES. Depending on the length of ephemera in the appendix, this volume may also see Hamilton crack the Tremaine-era of ASTOUNDING STORIES.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.


Introduction by Robert A. Madle
Cover Art by Margaret Brundage
Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Virgil Finlay
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00



Haffner Press
Hollywood on the Moon / Man About Time: The Pete Manx Adventures
Arthur K. Barnes & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

We had an introduction lined up for this from a noted SF comic, but it appears to have evaporated.
The book also needs different cover art.
This Bergey image from Startling Stories, while awesome, doesn't match the time-frame of these stories. We'll have more news later this year.


Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace “shudder” tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner’s favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner’s protege Leigh Brackett.
Arthur K. Barnes, an early friend of Kuttner, published his first story “Lord of the Lightning” for Wonder Stories in December 1931. His “Interplanetary Hunter” series featuring Miss Gerry Carlyle of the London Interplanetary Zoo was originally published in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Together, Kuttner & Barnes collaborated (and in some cases, wrote independently) on two series of science fiction adventures for Thrilling Wonder Stories. The first, the “Hollywood on the Moon” series, featured ace cameraman Tony Quade of Nine Planets Films, Inc. and his crew skipping around the solar system (even teaming up with Gerry Carlyle a few times!) humorously encountering all manner of weird alien life.

The second series, dealt with the hilarious temporal romps of carnival barker, conman, and small-time crook Pete Manx. Pete is always on the run from some debt collector, or running to his lastest scam for an easy buck. Inevitably, Manx always ends up in the laboratory of Dr. Mayhem, whose unreliable time machine launches Pete into the past where he finds himself in hotter water than before.
This volume collects all the SF collaborations of these two punsters and features the interior illustrations of the original magazines.


Introduction by Ron Goulart
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
600+ pp. Hardcover
$40.00



Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
July 2016

SOHO SINS by Richard Vine
Cover art by Robert Maguire


They were the New York art scene’s golden couple—until the day Amanda Oliver was found murdered in her SoHo loft, and her husband Philip confessed to shooting her. But was he a continent away when the trigger was pulled? Art dealer Jackson Wyeth sets out to learn the truth, and uncovers the dangerous secrets lurking beneath the surface of ManhattanÕs posh galleries and decadent parties, a world of adultery and madness, of beautiful girls growing up too fast and men making fortunes and losing their minds. But even the worst the art world can imagine will seem tame when the final shattering sin is revealed...

This stunning debut novel from an editor of one of world’s leading fine art publications offers an insider’s tour of the New York and international art worlds, and a searing, unforgettable visit to the darkest chambers of the human heart.

 - First publication ever!
 - An extraordinary first novel by an art world insider
 - Cover features a lost work by legendary painter Robert Maguire


Hardcover, 352 pages, $22.99


Hippocampus Press
A Means to Freedom: The Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard
Coming back into print later this year!


The correspondence of famed weird fictioneers H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard in trade paperback editons. Both sides of the correspondence will be presented, allowing readers to follow the intense and often heady exchange of ideas between these two titans of literature. Meticulously edited and exhaustively annotated by reigning Howardian and Lovecraftian scholars Burke, Joshi, and Schultz, and presented with appropriate indices and appendices, this release marks a milestone in the study of both Howard and Lovecraft.
 
Edited by Rusty Burke, S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz





THE HISTORY OF DOC SAVAGE: ADVENTURES IN THE PULPS PAPERBACKS, AND COMICS SC - Now available!
By Robert Michael Cotter

Doc Savage is the prototype of the modern fictional superhero. The character exploded onto the scene in 1933, with the Great Depression and the gathering clouds of war as a cultural backdrop. The adventure series is examined in relation to historical events and the changing tastes of readers, w