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Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #145
The Best From People's Favorite Magazine
 
A plethora of great stories, ripped from the pages of PEOPLE'S MAGAZINE.
 
"Six Seconds of Darkness" by Octavus Roy Cohen
"Amizi Todd's Change of Heart" by H. Keith Trask
"Roads of Destiny" by H. Bedford-Jones

Cover Artist: Modest Stein


 7x10, 117 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - October 1937

"Double Stamped Doom" by Robert Wallace
Cloaked in impenetrable mystery, masked maaauders strike—and leave a blood trail!  The Phantom tackles one of the most difficult cases in his career...

"Wings For A Monster" by Carl Jacobi
"Prize Title Contest Story" by Edmond Hamilton
"Blood Stains the Lily" by Don Cameron
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

SKY RIDERS - February 1931

"Death Flight" by George F. Eliot
A thrill-packed novelet of sinister Thibet

"Jammed Guns" by Barton Black
"Vengeance Is Mine" by Charles W. Fessner
"No Quarter" by Hal Leslie
"Son of Liberty" by Stuart Hamill
"Balloonists are Bugs" by Earl Griffin
"See It Through" by Bertrand L. Shurtliff
 
Cover Artist: George Rozen


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Detective and Murder Mysteries - September 1939

"Quench My Flaming Flesh!" by Wilbur S. Peacock
Through a penitentiary's tommy-gun gaunlet Bret Jarvis crashed into a love-baited man-trap...to learn that his sweetheart was a murder mart's father-slaying enchantress!

"Kiss of the Ravishing Corpse" by Elmer Meadows
"Cargo For the Morgue" by Dale De V. Kier
"Cadavers For Ransom" by Stephen McBarron
"Don't Trifle With A Gatman!" by Cyril Plunkett
"Invitation To Homicide" by Robert C. Blackmon
"Creep Joint" by Prentice Agnew
"The Devil Is A Madman" by Paul Selonke
"Honor Of  A Killer" by Ray Cummings
"Lure of the Green Hell" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Murder Has Magic" by Frank Kerr


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE SECRET OF SATAN'S SPINE
Now available!


When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
 
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
 
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive….


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  
eBook
:  $5.99



Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: FLIGHT INTO FEAR
Now available!


An ultra-secret State Department mission code-named Moonwinx propels Doc Savage from the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic sea, and deep into the frozen heart of Cold War Russia in a daring Flight into Fear.

Targeted for assassination by the Kremlin and fated for a confrontation with a nemesis more violent and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of  Bronze must evade a faceless executioner known only as The Red Widow.

What is Project Moonwinx? Will Doc Savage survive to put this all-important plan into motion? Or will The Red Widow sink her poisonous fangs into his throat?


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  




Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE JADE OGRE
Now available!

A desperate plea for help plunges Doc Savage into a maelstrom of horror aboard the Hong Kong-bound liner Mandarin, where the depraved minions of the phantom predator, Quon, hold sway. As innocent passengers succumb to the insidious Jade Fever, and ghostly talons pursue Doc’s beautiful cousin, Patricia, the mighty Man of Bronze races to solve a riddle that defies reason.

For deep in the spider-haunted ruins of faraway Cambodia broods a twisted, armless gargoyle with a cold face of jade—The Jade Ogre—whose power to project his deadly, disembodied arms to any place on earth makes him the most dangerous foe Doc Savage has ever confronted!


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  






ALTER EGO 139 - Coming in May!

In ALTER EGO #139 (bonus-size 100 full-color pages, $9.95), would you believe—still more about ROY THOMAS in the 1990s?

JIM AMASH interviews the Rascally One about his ’90s work on Marvel’s Conan and the stillborn Marvel/Excelsior line launched by STAN LEE—along with Roy’s writing for companies like Cross Plains, Topps, DC, and others!

Art by the likes of KAYANAN, the Brothers BUSCEMA, MAROTO, GIORDANO, ST. AUBIN, DITKO, SIMONSON, MIGNOLA, LARK, and many others!

Plus: the sorcerous secrets of “177A Bleecker Street,” the Greenwich Village address RT gave to Dr. Strange.

Also, Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), and more, behind a splendidly barbaric cover by RAFAEL KAYANAN.

Edited by ROY THOMAS.


SRP: $9.95



Altus Press
The Altus Press Black Friday Sale Begins!

From now until November 30—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code black25 at checkout to get 25% off our already-discounted prices!*
We already have free shipping on softcovers, so now's the time to stock up on Altus Press releases.

But hurry: this promo code will expire after November 30!

Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library. Created by Popular Publications, Dime Detective was one of the most important hard-boiled crime fiction pulps in the field, second only to Black Mask in its influence to the genre. Series 2 contains seven books, each containing the original pulp stories in order, along with the original illustrations, primarily by John Fleming Gould. The books are:

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly
The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn
The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson
The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis
The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis

These deluxe editions contain high-quality, classic pulp stories, few of which have been reprinted before.
Available now, Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library is currently available in softcover and hardcover formats.

It is also available in a heavily-discounted series bundle.

All seven titles in hardcover: $209.65 SALE PRICE: $179.95
All seven titles in softcover:  $134.65  SALE PRICE: $109.95


Altus Press
Now available!

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious RECKONER…. Written by hard-boiled legend Carroll John Daly (creator of Race Williams), Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and 34 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly contains the following stories:

“The Curtain of Steel”
“Drawn in Blood”
“Blood on the Curtain”
“Answered in Blood”

286 pages, $19.95
softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.95 softcover



Altus Press
Now available!

The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Double Deadline”
“Burial Party”
“The Ghoul Hangs High”
“Poison on Her Lips”

284 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change….

The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn contains the following stories:
“Kentucky Kickback”
“The Bookie and the Blonde”
“Blood on the Blue-Grass”
“Trot Out Your Murder”

274 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF JEFFERY WREN, VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by James T. Roberts
Now available!

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”
Rounded out by an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts’ son, James, this marks the first time this series has been collected.

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts contains the following stories:
“No Haunting Allowed”
“The Spirit Was Willing”
“A Sleight Case of Murder”
“Dig a Grave for Me”

218 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE BLEEDER
by Edith and Ejler Jackobson, introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
Now available!

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. O’Connor took the adolescent to the hospital, and provided him with three blood transfusions over four days. The officer reasoned that Nat Perry could never die because he now had cop’s blood in him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

Fifteen years later, at 29, “The Bleeder” finds himself on the trail of the Rag Doll Killer….

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson contains the following stories:
“The Rag-Doll Killer”
“Dead Man—Killer!”
“Funerals—C.O.D.”
“They Die on Schedule!”
“Secret Street”
“Coffin for a Bathing Beauty”
“Double Life of a Phoney”

145 pages, 
$14.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $13.95 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendaryBlack Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis contains the following stories:
“Murder Down Deep”
“Murder in the Red”
“This Will Kill You!”
“Come Up and Kill Me Some Time”
“The Gin Monkey”

229 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF SECRETS, INC., VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis, Introduction by Will Murray
Now available!

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Blood on the Block”
“Skeleton Without Arms”
“The Silver Doom”
“Death Lights the Candle”

248 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1

by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

686 pages
$29.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover 





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from online retailers and Sanctum Books!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 85: "The Pharoah's Ghost" & "The Man Who Was Scared"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, after Johnny Littlejohn disappears in Cairo, Doc Savage journeys to the Land of the Sphinx to discover the strange secret behind "The Pharoah's Ghost." Then, the Man of Bronze is accused of murder when "The Man Who was Scared" is killed in Doc's own offices! PLUS a Bill Barnes novelette by Charles S. Verral, a never-published article by Lester Dent and a classic illustrated story from the Golden Age of Comics. This instant collector's item showcases both classic color covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-188-2 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!

Dafydd Neal Dyar discusses the new "Dare Devlin" Series

Author Dafydd Neal Dyar gives an exclusive interview on his new Pulp Adventure series "Dare Devlin."  This original character joins the ranks of the great Pulp Heroes like Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Avenger, Secret Agent X, and Operator #5.
  
Dafydd has long been a part of Doc Savage fandom and wrote the Doc Hazzard stories as an homage to the Man of Bronze.  Now he has created his own hero for the New Pulp audience and stepped things up a notch.  In this exclusive interview, we will hear about Dare Devlin's origins and get a brief look into what makes this character so unique.
  
If you were like me, a fan of the Doc Hazzard stories, you do not want to miss Dare Devlin!  The first volume in the series was introduced in a limited run at the Arizona Doccon.  Coming soon will be the full production in ebook, softcover and hardcover versions.


Past episodes:
Will Murray on " Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine"
Diana Rubino

The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger

Beb Books - Now available!

Science Fiction existed long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"


The Radium Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp

Ed Earl Repp was a prolific author of western stories during the 1930s but he cut his teeth with science fiction beginning with the novella-length “The Radium Pool” An old prospector tells of finding a strange pool of liquid radium that make the old young again, aliens stealing that radium and the long lost love of his partner. Action and adventure abound as the prospector, his partner try to escape from the cruel monsters from Jupiter. Also in this volume is “The Red Dimension” where a scientist trying to pierce the wall between worlds, “The Body Pirate”wherein a doctor plots a whole-body transplant and finally “The Beasts of Ban-du-lu, wherein big game hunts on Venus become the hunted. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Tower of Evil and other stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and NatSchachner.

These two men each had long and successful careers as pulp writers but they started as collaborators for a string of short stories and one novel before going their separate ways. This collection features their first four stories, being with “In 20,000 A.D.,” a story of a fault in time that allows travel into the far future. A world genetic monsters rules by a giant malevolent brain. “Back to 20,000 A.D.,” It’s sequel sees scientists from our age try to help take down psychically power brain. Rounding out the collection is “The Menace from Andromeda,” a fascinating story of a galaxy where entire planets are alive and how one to escape death by taking over earth. “The Tower of Evil, Zagat and Schachner’s first story, tells of an explorer who finds a remote building in Tibet were the ancestor of the Old Man of the Mountain intends to take over the world with a collection of scientific inventions.  $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Voyage of the Asteroid

First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid" by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their way back home. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen

Next is "The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen,"  five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the fourth dimension. Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery",  "Four Dimension Transit" and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon." $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

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Brian Brown
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Detroit, MI 48224

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Black Bat Mystery, Volume 3 (Audiobook) - Now available!

One of the greatest pulp action heroes is back in four brand-new adventures. Tony Quinn, blind defense attorney and police consultant, is the crime-busting vigilante known as the Black Bat. He is aided by the lovely Carol Baldwin, former con-artist Silk Kirby, and ex-boxer Butch O'Malley. Together they battle the underworld of New York City, fearlessly putting their lives at risk to champion justice.

In this third volume, the Black Bat faces a mystic swami said to possess arcane powers, boards a high speed train to foil a gang's bold attempt to rescue their captured boss, and offers his services to protect the life of a famous Broadway personality threatened with death. New pulp writers Greg Hatcher, Gene Moyers, Gordon Dymowski, and Erik Franklin have captured all the action and thrills that were hallmarks of the early pulps and delivered a quartet of amazing Black Bat exploits pulp fans will cherish.


Listening Length: 6 hours and 37 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: RadioArchives.com
SRP: $17.95





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction.
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts.
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.

Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.


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OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PURPLE EYE
By William Corcoran

Now available for pre-order; shipping begins next week!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
 
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
 
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.


Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95





Bold Venture Press
November releases are now available!

Pulp Adventures #19

Pulp Adventures continues its quarterly journey across the landscape of pulp fiction.
This issue travels from the South Seas to London back alleys, and stops in smoky firehouses in the Windy City!

The highlight of this issue is “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu! When Inspector Kerry investigates murder and opium smuggling, he stumbles across a woman whose feminine charms render him powerless—but he doesn’t seem to mind!

Also in this issue: A show business detective finds himself working for an actor who loses track of his women in “Road Show” by Roger Torrey; “A Pinch of Powder” by Karl Detzer chronicles the plight of heroic firefighters who need rescuing from the new firehouse cook!; Richard A. Lupoff continues the exploits of Splash Shanahan, in “Tangaroa’s Eye,” as he transports a lovely passenger to a secret paradise; In a Railroad Stories’ short by Dave Martin, “Boxcar Mary” is a tomboy who rides the rails to trouble; And a German spy master meets his equal in Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s “Treason For Glory.”

In the nonfiction category, Pulp Adventures #19 features “Searching for a Hero: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson” by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The pulp author turned comic book publisher, who paved the way to success for Superman, also lived the adventures he wrote. “Liner notes” on authors Karl Detzer (by Detzer, himself) and Sax Rohmer (by William Patrick Maynard) accompany their stories.

This issue sports a slam-bang action cover by Norman A. Saunders, courtesy of the illustrator’s estate, and a dramatic “Daughter of Huang-Chow” back-cover by John A. Coughlin.

ISBN: 1517758009
144 pages, 7" x 10", $12.95


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Firefighters! Anthology
by Karl Detzer

“Friends of mine have told me that there is little of adventure left in the great cities. Which proves that they never rode the fire department. I have.” — Karl Detzer

Karl Detzer blows the lid off pulp fiction in a thrill-packed collection of firefighter stories! These fearless adventurers plunge headlong into the fury of industrial accidents, tenement fires, and arson scams! When no one else can stand the heat, they’re on the way to serve and protect!

Thirteen thrill-packed stories, largely centered around the Chicago Fire Department, culled from the pages of Adventure, Complete Stories and Short Stories magazine — three of the top pulp magazines of all time!


ISBN: 978-1518616921

300 pages, $19.95

Europa's Child
The Spirit Returns

Adventure / Biography
James BraveWolf

Within the pages of Europa’s Child: The Spirit Returns, James BraveWolf is writing at the height of his creative power. He exposes “The Leviathan” – the corrupt, power-mad “taste-makers” who seek to mold human beings and society into their image, to serve them – but he also celebrates individuality and the power to resist and ultimately defeat the evil influence. He celebrates the essence of humanity. Read his words, then go forth, reawakened with a sense of purpose.

James BraveWolf: "We were an experiment. And now our usefulness is over. We are alone in the laboratory. But before the lights are turned off and we fall into dust and mold, they are using the very last energy we have to fight their wars, and guide their stealth and drones to make all the world become like us. An Experiment.

"But I believe they will lose because they cannot build anything; they who make such skyscrapers and Nano-­technological wonders, have missed out on the fundamental building block of all life. There is no heart inside their creations. No Soul. No love. No Sun.

"In the nature of Germany and Austria something sacred reached out to me. It was then that I knew that Landscape could talk. It talked to me—Perhaps out of sorrow, perhaps out of love, it gave me a promise that one day I would return home."


ISBN: 978-1518693731
234 Pages, $14.95







CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 32 - Coming in August!
by Roy Thomas (Author), Sandy Plunket (Author), Mike Docherty (Illustrator), Ernie Chan (Illustrator), Alfredo Alcala (Illustrator)

Softcover, 240 pages



THE COLLECTED FANTASIES OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH VOLUME 2: THE DOOR TO SATURN - Coming in January!

Clark Ashton Smith, considered one of the greatest contributors to seminal pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, helped define and shape “weird fiction” in the early twentieth century, alongside contemporaries H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his background in poetry to convey an unparalleled richness of imagination and expression in his stories of the bizarre and fantastical.

The Collected Fantasies series presents all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. Authorized by the author’s estate and endorsed by Arkham House, the stories in this series are accompanied by detailed background notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in preparation for this collection meticulously compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith’s own notes and letters. Their efforts have resulted in the most definitive and complete collection of the author’s work to date.

The Door to Saturn is the second of five volumes collecting all of Clark Ashton Smith’s tales of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. It includes all of his stories from “The Door to Saturn” (1930) to “The Hunters from Beyond” (1931), as well as an introduction by Tim Powers.


Paperback: 316 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
List Price: $17.99
Pre-order  $13.67



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

FFB Rerun: MURDER WEARS A HALO by John Evans/Howard Browne
SHADOW COMICS 58, 59 & 60 (1946)  
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1945)
Moments in Paperback History: LanceCon '86 (Part 1)  


DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER'S WEB #1 - Arriving in comic shops December 2!
Cover A: Wilfredo Torres; Cover B: Mark Laming
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Cezar Razek

While responding to a devastating earthquake in South America, Doc Savage and company discover that not only was the disaster far from natural, but that it seems to be linked to a menace that Doc faced many years before. As he begins to investigate, Doc discovers that a number of closed cases that he had considered to be isolated threats were in fact part of a larger web that he never suspected before now.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





 


  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

November 2015
The only Christmas themed Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," as it appeared in the January, 1892 number of The Strand Magazine, is presented and includes an introduction by Dan Neyer and all the Sydney Paget illustrations.

Also, the penultimate Harvard Illustrated story by George Allan England, "Bench Carvings at Harvard," which we strongly believe to be England's first attempt at science fiction.

October 2015
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to present "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic horror story from the pages of Weird Tales.  We've also discovered some interesting connections between this story and Leahy's other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword to the story.
 
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.


September 2015
Another story from the Harvard years of George Allan England, "The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and the only appearance of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891 issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


August 2015
A romantic adventure set in Morocco by A. J. Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK). 
Our presentation also includes the Warwick Goble illustrations, an introduction by Bob Gay and, as a part of the intro, a reprinting of an article that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman  that includes additional biographical information about Dawson not found in the usual sources.

And...

Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act”  that originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.


July 2015
In Writings
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness Orczy, this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted the Baroness's third published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan England, we have put together another selection from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have never been reprinted.


June 2015
In Writings
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.

May 2015
In Writings
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss (often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing speed in an article from the  April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
 The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England - Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that originally appeared in  the October, 1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. 

April 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.

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

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

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


The Golden Age - Now online!

J. C. Lyendecker from Scribner's Magazine 1905
Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio
Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space #75 ~ May/1962  
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947


THE GOLDEN AGE: MASTERWORKS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION VOLUME 3 HC - Now available!

This book presents a glorious survey of over 220 full-page, full-color masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration, 1880-1960. As before, every iconic image is photographed directly from the original artwork, and virtually every major illustrator from the period is represented. Produced and edited by the publisher of Illustration Magazine, this book is a collection that no fan of classic illustration art will want to miss.

Hardcover, 9x12, 224 pages, Full Color, $44.95



Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  

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
Delayed!  


Status update from Haffner Press:

In our October 27th newsletter, we boldly (and confidently!) stated that we would be shipping MURDER DRAWS A CROWD by Fredric Brown on November 10th. In fact, we expected copies to be ready by November 2nd and that we would be able to put a sizable dent in shipping out preorders. November 10th was the “public date” as by then we would have returned from exhibiting at the 2015 World Fantasy Convention (11/4 to 11/8 in Saratoga Springs, NY) and felt we could ship the balance of the preorders.

Meanwhile, we had been wrestling with the artwork for the metal die used on stamping the spine and front of the cloth-covered boards. As you can see in the pictures below, the stamping design is an homage to Brown’s 1950s hardcovers published by Dutton’s Guilt Edge Mystery imprint. In similar homage to the Fredric Brown books from Dennis McMillan, we choseto bind MURDER DRAWS A CROWD in Ecofibers’ Brillianta cloth. Sadly, the same qualities that that make Brillianta a premiumcloth, also play havoc with the thin lines of the Fredric Brown cameo artwork.

After tweaking the image to generate a “cleaner” die, it was hoped that a new sample case would be sent to our hotel in New York. If approved, final binding could commence and we could possibly still start shipping copies out on the 10th.

The new case still had “clogging” issues. Words were expressed. Phone calls were made. Emails were sent. Meetings were held.

The result is that a new case received on November 20th looks good. The solution was to “blind” stamp the case with a clear foil making an impression that when hit a second time with the black foil, seems to have solved the clogging issue. Of course, this doubles our cost on the stamping process, but we’d only do it or you—the loyal and patient (hey, it has been four years since MURDER DRAWS A CROWD was announced!) connoisseurs of Fredric Brown.


We’ll send another e-newsletter when we have finished copies. Until then . . . Keep Watching the Skies!

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              
                                               
Pre-order: $40
On publication: $45



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: The Hour of the Dragon, Part 1 - New!
Conan Re-Read: “The People of the Black Circle”
Conan Re-Read Plans
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Devil in Iron”  
The Illustrated Press
THE ART OF DEAN CORNWALL

Now available for pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings

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

By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only $44.95 plus postage.

NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.

A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.



JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #2 - Arriving in comic shops December 2!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

James Bond is in Berlin, alone, unarmed and with no idea of the forces ranged in secret against him.  If he can make it to the Embassy, he might survive for a few hours more.  But he's getting into that car with that woman, which means he has only minutes to live...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE #2 - Arriving in comic shops December 2!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and David Palumbo (Cover)

Joe Golem finds the Rat Catcher red-handed -- pulling children into the canals of Lower Manhattan -- and discovers that there's more behind this creature than he suspected.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER - Coming in August!
by Robert E. Howard (Author), Timothy Truman (Author), Tomas Giorello (Illustrator), Jose Villarrubia (Illustrator)

Softcover, 120 pages

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shadow: The "Lost" 1953 Episodes
Beware of Wally the Spook
King Kong: The famous spider pit sequence
King Kong: The Lost 1933 Radio Serial


Mystery*File - Now online!

JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — W. H. HODGSON “The Thing Invisible.”
- New!
CONVENTION REPORT: PulpFest 2015  by Richard Moore
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2015, by Walker Martin
PulpFest 2015 – The People


Paperback Perils - Now online!

Hadon, King of Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)

The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2015)  
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014)  
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar Press 2014)  



PulpAdventurecon  

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Silent Wings" by Stuart Campbell from ARMY NAVY FLYING STORIES, Summer (July), 1944
When a young American pilot makes a surprise landing on the native soil of his parents, he blasts a Nazi scheme for invasion on a two-way front!

"Mr. Wong Returns" by Lee Fredericks from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Summer (June), 1946
Featuring: Mr. Wong
Deep in Chinatown's cellars, Richard Wong of the Secret Service faces death by torture at the hands of the vengeful Sing On Tsu!

"Dig It Deep" by David X. Manners from POPULAR DETECTIVE, May, 1948
Police Detective Carter lets a hunch lead him to a killer!



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Guest on the Lovecraft eZine Talk Show – 11/22/2015 - New!
The Song of Kwasin by Philip José Farmer & Christopher Paul Carey - New!
The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft
Christopher Paul Carey Interview
Douglas Klauba Interview  

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Seething - New!
EUROPA EDITIONS Noir November Giveaway
The Headhunters  
ECHOES AWARD 2015

         Pulp Den  

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Pulp Hero’ epics of Wayne Reinagel - New!
‘The Big Book of Bronze,’ Vol. 7
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s new ‘Justice, Inc.’
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Weird Menace’ series
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe’ - New!
‘SS Doomtrooper’
The Spider, No. 11: ‘Prince of the Red Looters’
A Shadow radio adventure: ‘The Ghost of Captain Bayloe’
‘The Spider’s Web’: A serial in 15 chapters
What’s to come…

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Boeckman, Powell talk pulps

Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015  

Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
Horror in Gold

by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie

Now available!

It began with an uncanny encounter on busy Seventh Avenue. Two men pass each other in the street, walking along calmly one minute—struck down the next by a horrific fate.
 
All over Manhattan, soundless detonations cut down prince and pauper alike. No one is safe. Great buildings are reduced to ruin. Banks are demolished. The authorities stand helpless.


 
Only one man, Doc Savage—scientist, adventurer and superman—can penetrate the eerie enigma that threatens to bring the mightiest city on earth to its knees. But when The Alchemist decrees that the Man of Bronze must surrender unconditionally to save New York, will Doc be snuffed out next?
 
From the besieged canyons of New York to the rugged coast of Alaska, Doc Savage and his men race to resolve the riddle that brings grisly doom to ordinary citizens—and threatens the economic recovery of a Depression-besieged world.
 
Michael McConnohie once again gives a commanding performance reading this enthralling thriller.
 
10 hours - $19.99 Download / $39.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
The Jade Ogre
by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie
Specially priced until December 3rd.
12 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.99 Audio CDs



When Bantam Books asked me to continue the long-running Doc Savage series, I knew I wanted to base them on the uncompleted works of the late Lester Dent, originator of the Man of Bronze.
 
As I moved forward with the series, I started looking at Lester's files for material not conceived for Doc, but adaptable to the series. Early in his career, Dent had created a hulking hero he called Curt Flagg, a private investigator of the Sam Spade knock 'em and shoot 'em up hardboiled detective school popular at that time. This series appeared in a magazine called Scotland Yard in 1931.

 
I could detect some of the energy and ideas for Doc Savage percolating in the Curt Flagg stories. He was no ordinary PI. Flagg took on pirates, Zeppelin high-jackers and wicked master criminals, supported by a growing band of savvy operatives. He was Doc Savage before Doc Savage.
 
Scotland Yard soon fell victim to the Great Depression. When the magazine was cancelled, one complete Curt Flagg story and an unused outline were orphaned. It was the outline that interested me. It told the tale of how Flagg and some of his assistants booked passage on a San Francisco to Hong King ocean liner to hunt down Quon, the Jade Ogre—one of the most malevolent master criminals in the world.
 
By transforming Curt Flagg to Doc Savage, changing his lovely blonde assistant, Dita Vardi, to Patricia Savage, and inserting some of Doc's men into the mix, I believed I had a template for a great Doc Savage story.
 
The Jade Ogre will carry you the listener from the fog-shrouded streets of the Chinatown of 1935 San Francisco to the crumbling ruins of Cambodia as the armless and ruthless Jade Ogre attempts to blackmail the world with his lethal Jade Fever. This is a quest, a running gangster war and a fearful excursion into the heart of darkness that is Asia—or the Asia Americans imagined in the 1930s.
 
Think Dr. Fu Manchu meets China Seas. You won't be disappointed.
 
Specially priced until December 3rd. 12 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.99 Audio CDs


Robert E. Howard Foundation
THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS
Coming soon!


As long as the printing company cooperates, Legacy Circle members should be receiving a Special Edition of THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS before Christmas.
Due to popular demand, the REHF will probably make a not-so-special edition available to the general public some time next year.






The Serial Squadron
THE MASKED RIDER
Now available!

THE MASKED RIDER Collector's Edition
90 years after its original release, the original masked avenger rides again!


THE MASKED RIDER
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William Steiner -- Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer, Edna M. Holland, Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero


There is nothing like this amazing and influential serial, which introduced the “masked rider” character to the screen and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and the Lone Ranger and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic than either one. It commands your complete attention and never lets go. No stunt men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting, cliff-climbing and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock Photoplay Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river in Texas, and in Sabinas, Mexico.

The DVD
Film and Transfer Quality: The original nitrate image is absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment available was used to create a digital version of this film.

This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters with the crucial action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter 2 and a scene from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see below) and most of the original cliffhanger division points retained, and mastered on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.

DVDs are available in two editions:


THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including a PDF version of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link below to order the complete serial on 2 disks.

ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
 
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class Mail to USA with trackingShip to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]Ship to UN/Europe/Australia [ + $ 10.00 ]
List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95


INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes per volume, with individual color covers which include episode notes.


THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on 1 DVD - $19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping in November 2015

Shipping Options
US First Class Mail with tracking
Ship to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]
Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Reign of Terror
- New!
The Golden Master
The Ghost Murders


TARZAN: THE BECKONING - Coming in June!
by Thomas Yeates (Author, Illustrator)

Softcover, 208 pages, $19.99





TARZAN: THE COMPLETE JOE KUBERT YEARS OMNIBUS - Coming in August!
by Joe Kubert (Author, Illustrator), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Creator)

Softcover, 616 pages



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.

Happy Birthday, General Relativity! - New!
Before Star Trek and Star Wars . . .
Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)


VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT - New release date - December 9!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99








20 November 2015

Adventure House
High Adventure #145
Now available!

The Best From People's Favorite Magazine

 
A plethora of great stories, ripped from the pages of PEOPLE'S MAGAZINE.
 
"Six Seconds of Darkness" by Octavus Roy Cohen
"Amizi Todd's Change of Heart" by H. Keith Trask
"Roads of Destiny" by H. Bedford-Jones

Cover Artist: Modest Stein


 7x10, 117 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - October 1937

"Double Stamped Doom" by Robert Wallace
Cloaked in impenetrable mystery, masked maaauders strike—and leave a blood trail!  The Phantom tackles one of the most difficult cases in his career...

"Wings For A Monster" by Carl Jacobi
"Prize Title Contest Story" by Edmond Hamilton
"Blood Stains the Lily" by Don Cameron
 
Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

SKY RIDERS - February 1931

"Death Flight" by George F. Eliot
A thrill-packed novelet of sinister Thibet

"Jammed Guns" by Barton Black
"Vengeance Is Mine" by Charles W. Fessner
"No Quarter" by Hal Leslie
"Son of Liberty" by Stuart Hamill
"Balloonists are Bugs" by Earl Griffin
"See It Through" by Bertrand L. Shurtliff
 
Cover Artist: George Rozen


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Detective and Murder Mysteries - September 1939

"Quench My Flaming Flesh!" by Wilbur S. Peacock
Through a penitentiary's tommy-gun gaunlet Bret Jarvis crashed into a love-baited man-trap...to learn that his sweetheart was a murder mart's father-slaying enchantress!

"Kiss of the Ravishing Corpse" by Elmer Meadows
"Cargo For the Morgue" by Dale De V. Kier
"Cadavers For Ransom" by Stephen McBarron
"Don't Trifle With A Gatman!" by Cyril Plunkett
"Invitation To Homicide" by Robert C. Blackmon
"Creep Joint" by Prentice Agnew
"The Devil Is A Madman" by Paul Selonke
"Honor Of  A Killer" by Ray Cummings
"Lure of the Green Hell" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Murder Has Magic" by Frank Kerr


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE SECRET OF SATAN'S SPINE
Now available!


When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
 
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
 
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive….


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  
eBook
:  $5.99





Airship 27 Productions
ALL SECRET AGENT "X" VOLUME 5
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announced the releases of their latest New Pulp thriller – SECRET AGENT X – Vol 5.  The greatest pulp spy of them all returns in this, the action packed fifth volume of brand new Secret Agent X adventures by today’s top New Pulp writers. 

Within these pages the Man of a Thousand Faces squares off against a deadly foreign spy in a climatic battle amongst the clouds; faces terror on the high seas as he duels a modern day Captain Nemo and then battles with a beautiful, cunning criminal mastermind.  Here are thrills upon thrills in four brand new tales by J. Walt Layne, Andy Fix, Fred Adams Jr. and Frank Schildiner.

“By far one of our most popular series,” declares Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Whereas this time around we thought it might be fun to have a cover that would pay homage to the old 50s Men’s Adventure Magazines and so recruited Ingrid Hardy.”  Ingrid Hardy is one of the premier artists of Canada and her water colors have been featured in various magazines and other publications.

Contributing the twelve interior illustrations is Pulp Factory Award winning Art Director Rob Davis.  “In all this is a great looking…and reading package,” Fortier adds.  “Our Secret Agent X fans will not be disappointed.”

Secret Agent X is one of the most popular heroes ever to emerge from the classic pulps.  Now’s he back; a one man army defending the country he loves against all who would threaten her.  This is pulp fiction at its best!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Now available!

Altus Press is pleased to announce Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library. Created by Popular Publications, Dime Detective was one of the most important hard-boiled crime fiction pulps in the field, second only to Black Mask in its influence to the genre. Series 2 contains seven books, each containing the original pulp stories in order, along with the original illustrations, primarily by John Fleming Gould. The books are:

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly
The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn
The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson
The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis
The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis

These deluxe editions contain high-quality, classic pulp stories, few of which have been reprinted before.
Available now, Series 2 of The Dime Detective Library is currently available in softcover and hardcover formats.

It is also available in a heavily-discounted series bundle.

All seven titles in hardcover: $209.65 SALE PRICE: $179.95
All seven titles in softcover:  $134.65  SALE PRICE: $109.95


Altus Press
Now available!

Millionaire Marty Day has lost it all. Destitute and desperate, his path crosses the mysterious RECKONER…. Written by hard-boiled legend Carroll John Daly (creator of Race Williams), Day battled the Reckoner through four stories published between 1933 and 34 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of The Reckoner by Carroll John Daly contains the following stories:

“The Curtain of Steel”
“Drawn in Blood”
“Blood on the Curtain”
“Answered in Blood”

286 pages, $19.95
softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.95 softcover



Altus Press
Now available!

The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Double Deadline”
“Burial Party”
“The Ghoul Hangs High”
“Poison on Her Lips”

284 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

To habitués of the nation’s top racetracks he’s known as “The Bland Buddha of the Bangtail Circuit.” Less polite players of the ponies call him a tout or a bookie. There’s no doubt that Mr. Joe Maddox is a shrewd judge of horseflesh, but he’s also a shrewd judge of men. And that’s a critically important quality to possess, because Mr. Maddox repeatedly finds himself pitted against crooks and killers whose depredations are linked in some way to the racing game. Assisted by his sidekick Oscar, the heavyset handicapper has always managed to beat the odds, but sooner or later his luck is bound to change….

The work of prolific pulpster T.T. Flynn, 35 Mr. Maddox novelettes were published in the pages of Dime Detective between 1938 and 1950. Fast-moving and suffused with authentic racing atmosphere, they were among the most popular stories ever to appear in this prestigious crime pulp, second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

The Complete Cases of Mr. Maddox, Volume 2 by T.T. Flynn contains the following stories:
“Kentucky Kickback”
“The Bookie and the Blonde”
“Blood on the Blue-Grass”
“Trot Out Your Murder”

274 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF JEFFERY WREN, VOLUME 1
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts, introduction by James T. Roberts
Now available!

The most polished of author G.T. Fleming-Roberts’ magician detectives, Jeffery Wren battled crime in the pages of Dime Detective for seven adventures. Included in Volume 1 are the first three stories: “No Haunting Allowed,” “The Spirit Was Willing,” and “A Sleight Case of Murder,” along with a bonus Fleming-Roberts story from the pages of Dime Detective: “Dig a Grave for Me.”
Rounded out by an all-new introduction by Fleming-Roberts’ son, James, this marks the first time this series has been collected.

The Complete Cases of Jeffery Wren, Volume 1 by G.T. Fleming-Roberts contains the following stories:
“No Haunting Allowed”
“The Spirit Was Willing”
“A Sleight Case of Murder”
“Dig a Grave for Me”

218 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE BLEEDER
by Edith and Ejler Jackobson, introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
Now available!

Nathanial Perry was a “thin-skinned orphan with the courage dead in him” at age 14. A victim of a “hit and run,” Perry was rescued by Police Officer Harry O’Connor, a “stubborn, gritty, sawed-off little Irishman.” Nat knew he was a “bleeder,” a hemophiliac—his blood would not clot and a little cut could kill him. O’Connor took the adolescent to the hospital, and provided him with three blood transfusions over four days. The officer reasoned that Nat Perry could never die because he now had cop’s blood in him. From that point on, Nat Perry dedicated his life to becoming a police officer—and he found both unflinching courage and a father.

Fifteen years later, at 29, “The Bleeder” finds himself on the trail of the Rag Doll Killer….

The Complete Cases of The Bleeder by Edith and Ejler Jackobson contains the following stories:
“The Rag-Doll Killer”
“Dead Man—Killer!”
“Funerals—C.O.D.”
“They Die on Schedule!”
“Secret Street”
“Coffin for a Bathing Beauty”
“Double Life of a Phoney”

145 pages, 
$14.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $13.95 softcover


Altus Press
Now available!

Bailbondsman William “Bail-Bond” Dodd was the first series character that hard-boiled genius Norbert Davis created for Harry Steeger’s best detective pulp. Running for eight installments, this unique series was one of the best Davis ever wrote for the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendaryBlack Mask in its impact on the genre.

As a bonus, this edition also includes the first story that Davis wrote for Dime Detective: “The Gin Monkey.”

The Complete Cases of Bail-Bond Dodd, Volume 1 by Norbert Davis contains the following stories:
“Murder Down Deep”
“Murder in the Red”
“This Will Kill You!”
“Come Up and Kill Me Some Time”
“The Gin Monkey”

229 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF SECRETS, INC., VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis, Introduction by Will Murray
Now available!

From 1933 to 1935, Frederick C. Davis chronicled the cases of Hollywood P.I. firm Secrets, Inc. Led by Clay “Oke” Oakley and assisted by Cherry Morris and Archibald Brixey, Secrets, Inc., investigated some of the weirdest and most ingenious crimes in the long history of Dime Detective Magazine—all centering around the film industry.

The Complete Cases of Secrets, Inc., Volume 1 by Frederick C. Davis contains the following stories:
“Blood on the Block”
“Skeleton Without Arms”
“The Silver Doom”
“Death Lights the Candle”

248 pages, 
$19.95 softcover, $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $17.96 softcover



Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1

by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

686 pages
$29.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover 





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in January!
Coming to comic shops in February!

THE BLACK BAT DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 3: "Captains of Death" & The Black Bat's Spy Trail"
Sanctum Books presents two espionage thrillers showcasing the cowled superhero written by Norman A. Daniels! First, with the outbreak of World War II, foreign spies flood the United States to challenge the Nemesis of Crime in "The Black Bat's Spy Trail," edited by future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, a rogue Nazi agent offers former District Attorney Tony Quinn a deal he can't refuse in "Captains of Death." Plus, The Mask returns in a rare 1940 illustrated classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #3. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151825.


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 January!
Coming to comic shops in February!

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 104: "Double Death" & The Robot Master"
The Knight of Darkness proves that "crime does not pay" in startling pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson! First, disguised as both Lamont Cranston and Kent Allard, The Shadow investigates "Double Death" when a corpse is murdered-a full day after its actual death! Then, the Dark Avenger battles an eight-foot man of steel in "The Robot Master," a change-of-pace super-science thriller. Plus, a rare Iron Munro illustrated adventure by science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon and Golden Age of Comics legend Jack Farr! Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W    $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 104 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151826.


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!

Will Murray on " Doc Savage: The Secret of Satan's Spine"
Legendary Author, Scholar, and Pulp Master Will Murray discusses his latest novel in the  series "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage."  The story is entitled "The Secret of Satan's Spine."  It is a high adventure story with several surprises and a truly wild premise!  During the interview, Will discusses future plans for the Wild Adventure series and gives us several exclusives.  He also gives us details of the final set of reprints of his Doc Savage novels from the 1990s and of the special materials and editing that have gone into the their preparation.  No Doc Savage fan can afford to miss this show!

Diana Rubino
Seasoned author and editor Diana Rubino discusses her diverse body of work in historical fiction, Adventure, and even cooking!  Diana and I both went to the same alma mater, St. Peter's University and we discuss some common interests.  This includes some very interesting tangents that I think the fans will enjoy.

Past episodes:
The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock

Beb Books - Now available!

Science Fiction existed long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"


The Radium Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp

Ed Earl Repp was a prolific author of western stories during the 1930s but he cut his teeth with science fiction beginning with the novella-length “The Radium Pool” An old prospector tells of finding a strange pool of liquid radium that make the old young again, aliens stealing that radium and the long lost love of his partner. Action and adventure abound as the prospector, his partner try to escape from the cruel monsters from Jupiter. Also in this volume is “The Red Dimension” where a scientist trying to pierce the wall between worlds, “The Body Pirate”wherein a doctor plots a whole-body transplant and finally “The Beasts of Ban-du-lu, wherein big game hunts on Venus become the hunted. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Tower of Evil and other stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and NatSchachner.

These two men each had long and successful careers as pulp writers but they started as collaborators for a string of short stories and one novel before going their separate ways. This collection features their first four stories, being with “In 20,000 A.D.,” a story of a fault in time that allows travel into the far future. A world genetic monsters rules by a giant malevolent brain. “Back to 20,000 A.D.,” It’s sequel sees scientists from our age try to help take down psychically power brain. Rounding out the collection is “The Menace from Andromeda,” a fascinating story of a galaxy where entire planets are alive and how one to escape death by taking over earth. “The Tower of Evil, Zagat and Schachner’s first story, tells of an explorer who finds a remote building in Tibet were the ancestor of the Old Man of the Mountain intends to take over the world with a collection of scientific inventions.  $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Voyage of the Asteroid

First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid" by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their way back home. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen

Next is "The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen,"  five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the fourth dimension. Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery",  "Four Dimension Transit" and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon." $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

This issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is highlighted by the first part of an extended survey of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a forgotten pulp magazine that reprinted classic early stories of science fiction.
Old-Time Radio authority Martin Grams offers a history of the long-forgotten King Kong radio serial, complete with lengthy script excerpts.
Popular-fiction scholar Rick Lai presents another of his Wold Newton-ish excursions into literary lineage, this one concentrating on Robert E. Howard’s Bran Mak Morn.
David Smith trains a spotlight on Pistol Pete Rice, hero of Street & Smith’s Western pulps.
Film critic Glenn Kelly pens an appreciation of the screen’s first super-villain, the legendary Fantomas.
The basic but sad history of nickel-priced pulps is the subject of an article by veteran fictioneer James W. Egan.
BnT editor Ed Hulse reports on the 1937 cliffhanger serial Radio Patrol.
Finally, this issue reprints the long-forgotten first adventure of The Hornet, a 1934 character invented by Samuel Merwin.

Like every issue of BnT, the Summer 2015 issue is more than a hundred pages long and boasts dozens of illustrations, including reproductions of rare movie stills and original pulp art.


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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PURPLE EYE
By William Corcoran

Now available for pre-order; shipping begins next week!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
 
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
 
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.


Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95





Bold Venture Press
November releases are now available!

Pulp Adventures #19

Pulp Adventures continues its quarterly journey across the landscape of pulp fiction.
This issue travels from the South Seas to London back alleys, and stops in smoky firehouses in the Windy City!

The highlight of this issue is “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu! When Inspector Kerry investigates murder and opium smuggling, he stumbles across a woman whose feminine charms render him powerless—but he doesn’t seem to mind!

Also in this issue: A show business detective finds himself working for an actor who loses track of his women in “Road Show” by Roger Torrey; “A Pinch of Powder” by Karl Detzer chronicles the plight of heroic firefighters who need rescuing from the new firehouse cook!; Richard A. Lupoff continues the exploits of Splash Shanahan, in “Tangaroa’s Eye,” as he transports a lovely passenger to a secret paradise; In a Railroad Stories’ short by Dave Martin, “Boxcar Mary” is a tomboy who rides the rails to trouble; And a German spy master meets his equal in Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s “Treason For Glory.”

In the nonfiction category, Pulp Adventures #19 features “Searching for a Hero: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson” by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The pulp author turned comic book publisher, who paved the way to success for Superman, also lived the adventures he wrote. “Liner notes” on authors Karl Detzer (by Detzer, himself) and Sax Rohmer (by William Patrick Maynard) accompany their stories.

This issue sports a slam-bang action cover by Norman A. Saunders, courtesy of the illustrator’s estate, and a dramatic “Daughter of Huang-Chow” back-cover by John A. Coughlin.

ISBN: 1517758009
144 pages, 7" x 10", $12.95


     Amazon.com   CreateSpace  Kindle  


Firefighters! Anthology
by Karl Detzer

“Friends of mine have told me that there is little of adventure left in the great cities. Which proves that they never rode the fire department. I have.” — Karl Detzer

Karl Detzer blows the lid off pulp fiction in a thrill-packed collection of firefighter stories! These fearless adventurers plunge headlong into the fury of industrial accidents, tenement fires, and arson scams! When no one else can stand the heat, they’re on the way to serve and protect!

Thirteen thrill-packed stories, largely centered around the Chicago Fire Department, culled from the pages of Adventure, Complete Stories and Short Stories magazine — three of the top pulp magazines of all time!


ISBN: 978-1518616921

300 pages, $19.95

Europa's Child
The Spirit Returns

Adventure / Biography
James BraveWolf

Within the pages of Europa’s Child: The Spirit Returns, James BraveWolf is writing at the height of his creative power. He exposes “The Leviathan” – the corrupt, power-mad “taste-makers” who seek to mold human beings and society into their image, to serve them – but he also celebrates individuality and the power to resist and ultimately defeat the evil influence. He celebrates the essence of humanity. Read his words, then go forth, reawakened with a sense of purpose.

James BraveWolf: "We were an experiment. And now our usefulness is over. We are alone in the laboratory. But before the lights are turned off and we fall into dust and mold, they are using the very last energy we have to fight their wars, and guide their stealth and drones to make all the world become like us. An Experiment.

"But I believe they will lose because they cannot build anything; they who make such skyscrapers and Nano-­technological wonders, have missed out on the fundamental building block of all life. There is no heart inside their creations. No Soul. No love. No Sun.

"In the nature of Germany and Austria something sacred reached out to me. It was then that I knew that Landscape could talk. It talked to me—Perhaps out of sorrow, perhaps out of love, it gave me a promise that one day I would return home."


ISBN: 978-1518693731
234 Pages, $14.95







Clive Cussler: THE PHAROH'S SECRET (The NUMA Files) - Now available!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown


Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends—but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.95
Pre-order  $20.47



CONAN THE AVENGER #20 - Arriving in comic shops November 25!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

An evil witch secretly takes the place of her twin sister, the beloved queen of Khauran, and seizes control of the kingdom. But Conan, captain of the royal guard, sees through the witch's ruse -- can the Cimmerian stand against her villainous ally Constantius and the might of his mercenary army?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50






CONAN THE AVENGER #23 - Coming in February!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Paul Renaud (Cover)

A depraved witch rules Khauran in place of her twin sister, plunging the city into debauchery and committing unspeakable atrocities—including blasphemous rites to the malevolent entity Thaug! Can Conan rally an army and prove that the queen is an impostor before it's too late?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale February 24.


CONAN THE AVENGER #23 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC150132.



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

FFB Rerun: MURDER WEARS A HALO by John Evans/Howard Browne
SHADOW COMICS 58, 59 & 60 (1946)  
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1945)
Moments in Paperback History: LanceCon '86 (Part 1)  
FFB: Six Books Reviewed by DASHIELL HAMMETT
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 56, 67 & 58 (1928)


DEJAH THORIS #1 - Coming in February!
Cover A: NEN
Cover B: Jay Anacleto “Connecting”
Cover C: Tula Lotay
Writer: Frank J. Barbiere
Art: Francesco Manna


Prepare yourself for Dejah Thoris as you’ve never seen her before! A shocking conspiracy unravels in Helium as Dejah’s father has gone missing. In the wake of assuming the throne, Dejah learns secret information from her past that will have resounding effects on the kingdom – and her life! Join Frank J. Barbiere (The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, The Precinct) and Francesco Manna (Vampirella #100) as Dejah discovers a secret past that will have her leaving Helium for an all-new adventure on her own!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 3.

DEJAH THORIS #1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151204 (Nen cover).

The Diamond Item Code is DEC151205 (Anacleto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151206 (Lotay cover).










DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER’S WEB #3 - Coming in February!
Writer: Chris Roberson Art: Cezar Razek  Cover: Wilfredo Torres

While she seems like a sweet old lady to the staff at the nursing home where she resides, only Doc Savage knows that a seemingly harmless elderly woman was once a member of a doomsday cult that threatened to kick off World War III back in the 1970s, and might well hold the key to a mystery that threatens the safety of the world in the modern day.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 10.

DOC SAVAGE: THE SPIDER'S WEB #3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151236.








Galaxy Press
BATTLEFIELD EARTH Hardcover in a Genuine Leather Wrap
Holiday Special - 30% Discount (While supplies last!)

Love Battlefield Earth, read it again and again in this handcrafted  
leather wrap.
 
This first edition hardcover of Battlefield Earth comes fitted with a custom leather wrap. The wrap is elegant, durable made from soft and supple genuine leather.
 
A breakaway New York Times and perennial international bestseller, Battlefield Earth has been voted among the top three
of the best 100 English language novels of the twentieth century
by the Random House Modern Library Readers Poll and has won worldwide critical acclaim, including the US Golden Scroll and
Saturn Awards, Italy’s prestigious Tetradramma d’Oro Award
(for the story’s inherent message of peace) and France’s Gutenberg Award for the novel’s exceptional contribution to the genre.

Retail price: $185.00
Now only $129.50




The Golden Age - Now online!

J. C. Lyendecker from Scribner's Magazine 1905
Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio
Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space #75 ~ May/1962  
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947


THE GOLDEN AGE: MASTERWORKS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF ILLUSTRATION VOLUME 3 HC - Now available!

This book presents a glorious survey of over 220 full-page, full-color masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration, 1880-1960. As before, every iconic image is photographed directly from the original artwork, and virtually every major illustrator from the period is represented. Produced and edited by the publisher of Illustration Magazine, this book is a collection that no fan of classic illustration art will want to miss.

Hardcover, 9x12, 224 pages, Full Color, $44.95



Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  

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
Now available!  

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

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
                                               
On publication: $45



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read: “The People of the Black Circle” - New!
Conan Re-Read Plans
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Devil in Iron”  
The Illustrated Press
THE ART OF DEAN CORNWALL

Now available for pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings

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

By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only $44.95 plus postage.

NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.

A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.



JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #4 - Coming in February!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover) Dom Reardon

James Bond is alone in Berlin, with nothing but the clothes on his back and the gun in his hand. When help is offered from an unexpected source, Bond has no choice but to accept it – even though it may guarantee that he doesn’t live through the night. Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the first James Bond comic book series in over 20 years!

“Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books.” – Warren Ellis


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 3.


JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151219.







JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE #4 - Coming in February!
Mike Mignola (Writer), Christopher Golden (Writer), Patric Reynolds (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dave Palumbo (Cover)

A search for the source of a signal picked up on Simon Church's paranormal detector leads Church and Joe Golem to a mansion in submerged Greenwich Village, where a millionaire is going to supernatural lengths to recover what the Drowning City has taken from him.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale February 3.


JOE GOLEM #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC150069.




JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #13 - Arriving in comic shops November 25!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Fritz Casas, Abhishek Malsuni, Emanuela Lupacchino

Experience Mars in all its barbaric glory, as John Carter and Dejah Thoris continue their search for a way to preserve their dying world. But their journey may lead to certain death, as a mysterious foe stalks their every move! Co-writers Ron Marz and Ian Edginton continue their run, joined by rising artistic star Ariel Medel.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 


   


JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #6  - Arriving in comic shops November 25!
Writer: Mark Waid, Christopher Sequeira
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

FINAL ISSUE!

Betrayed by a former ally? Richard Benson and his Justice, Inc. team find themselves standing at the brink of a world war thanks to misplaced loyalties and a villain with a grudge that threatens to bury all of humanity!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER #3 - Coming in February!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and Jose Villarrubia (Color)

Returning a cursed Pictish crown to its true tribe, King Conan leaves the protection of his court in Aquilonia to prevent an invasion! In this expansion on Robert E. Howard's unfinished "Wolves beyond the Border" tale, Conan joins forces with an old lover and her group of renegade Picts.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 24.


KING CONAN: WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDERS #3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC150133.



LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO: OUTLAW BLOOD Trade Paperback - Coming in February!
Writer: Shannon Eric Denton, Art: Rey Villegas, Cover: Mike Mayhew

Drawn together in a scheme to fake the legendary Zorro’s death, the outlaws Lady Rawhide and Lady Zorro leap to action when they discover a far-reaching plot to abduct female villagers, children and adults alike, and sell them into bondage. To emancipate the girls from a fate worse than death, these masked women would ride into Hell itself… with such fury that the Devil would fear their coming! But with gangs of evil slavers, deadly natural elements, a cold-hearted madam, and a pack of frenzied wolves to contend with, will the valiant ladies survive the very worst that the lawless Californian wilderness has to offer?

Softcover, 96 pages, $14.99, On sale February 17.

LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151238.
 




The Man from U.N.C.L.E. DVD - Now available!

At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of world power. With only one lead, the agents race to find a vanished German scientist who is the key to infiltrating the organization in this cool, stylish action-adventure from director Guy Ritchie.


DVD Only
Pre-order: $18.78
List Price: $28.98


BLU-RAY+DVD+ULTRAVIOLET COMBO PACK
Pre-order:  $22.99
List Price: $44.95





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shadow: The "Lost" 1953 Episodes - New!
Beware of Wally the Spook
King Kong: The famous spider pit sequence
King Kong: The Lost 1933 Radio Serial
Captain Midnight: The unaired TV pilot
Whatever happened to Kato on the Green Hornet


Moonstone Books: KOLCHAK: PENNY DREADFUL NOVEL - Coming in February!
(Writer) Chuck Miller (Art/Cover) Woodrow Hinton

A double feature novel! In Penny Dreadful: killings in LA appear to be copycat murders based on the Tate-LaBianca slayings. Kolchak meets Domino Patrick (daughter of the original Domino Lady) and learns that the killings are the work of one of the Manson girls. In Time Stalker, Dan Sutton encounters Janos Skorzeny in 1943, and is attacked by the vampire just as he begins the transformation into the pulp hero Zero. This propels him and Skorzeny forward in time. Sutton meets Kolchak and they track the vampire.

Softcover, 7x10, 166 pages, Full Color, $10.99, On sale February 24.

KOLCHAK: PENNY DREADFUL NOVEL is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151463.



Paperback Perils - Now online!

Hadon, King of Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)
- New!
The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2015)  
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014)  
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar Press 2014)  

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"No Cinch for Outlaws" by Samuel Mines from RIO KID WESTERN, Spring (April), 1945
Old-Ace High Teaches a Dude a Thing or Two About Horses!

"Mug Exterminator" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1943
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Putting the bite on a mugger can be dull, Snooty Piper found. So that screwball scribbler brought new teeth to the mugging party the killer was pulling for him.

"High Tension" by Albert B. Stuart from AMAZING STORIES, August, 1926
Story of a super doctor, created by science.

"Backfired" by Gene Van from SHORT STORIES, August 10, 1942
Featuring: Red Harris
Red Harris's Housekeeping Helped Out in his Other Activities.  A Western story.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Doom that Came to Sarnath by H. P. Lovecraft - New!
Christopher Paul Carey Interview - New!
Douglas Klauba Interview  
Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard
The Horror of Frank Schildiner


Pulp Den - Now online!

EUROPA EDITIONS Noir November Giveaway  - New!
The Headhunters  - New!
ECHOES AWARD 2015
Dead Men Rise Up Never
Europa Editions November Noir Crime

         Pulp Den  

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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown



‘The Big Book of Bronze,’ Vol. 7 - New!
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s new ‘Justice, Inc.’
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Weird Menace’ series
Jack Du Brul’s Philip Mercer
Dr. Jules de Grandin
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘SS Doomtrooper’ - New!
The Spider, No. 11: ‘Prince of the Red Looters’
A Shadow radio adventure: ‘The Ghost of Captain Bayloe’
‘The Spider’s Web’: A serial in 15 chapters
What’s to come…

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Boeckman, Powell talk pulps
- New!
Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015  

Radio Archives
The Spider #19 Audiobook
Slaves of the Crime Master

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

Now available!

Never before has the Spider, Master of Men, crusader extraordinary against the Underworld, been faced with such overwhelming difficulties. A magically persuasive radio voice luring thousands of young people to crime; a scientific madman dealing germicidal death over the nation; every criminal gang in the country organized to levy toll by stark terror... How can Richard Wentworth link these facts, weave a web of retribution for the Doom Dealer? With his beloved Nita captured and waiting for a ghastly old-world torture, his one-time friend Kirkpatrick ordering police on his trail to ‘Kill at Sight!’, his every movement hampered not only by outlaws but by the law itself — can even the Spider find a way to free humanity from the grip of wholesale destruction being planned for it by the greatest of all Crime Masters?

 
The Spider did not speak lightly of evil. He was too gentle, too tender a lover, to blot the glamorous night with useless vaporings. He was too courageous to take fright from vague notions. But through years of ceaseless struggle and hourly danger—not alone from the Underworld but also from the police who considered his brand-marked executions of criminals only murder—he had developed an uncanny feeling like the sixth sense of bats. Flying in the dark, scarcely seeing, the convoluted facial feelers of a bat received, apparently, an impact of air waves which forewarned the animal of obstacles in its path. So something—thought waves?—warned the Spider of danger.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the Spider to vivid life in one of the most dramatic Spider stories ever recorded. Slaves of the Crime Master originally published in The Spider magazine, April, 1935.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

RED SONJA #2 - Coming in February!
Writer: Marguerite Bennett Art: Aneke
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage

As her people turn warlike and become more vicious than even their enemies, Red Sonja battles to save Hyrkania from its own army. Racing to the throne, with a price on her head, Sonja finds herself entangled in the charms and wiles of a mysterious and beautiful performer… and when the face of the King is revealed at last, Sonja is captured in intrigues more deadly than any she has known!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 10.

RED SONJA VOLUME 3 #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151220.








RED SONJA / CONAN: THE BLOOD OF A GOD - Coming in February!
Writer: Victor Gischler, Art: Roberto Castro, Cover: Alex Ross

Red Sonja, the fiery She-Devil with a Sword. Conan, the relentess barbarian from Cimmeria. The two legendary heroes of the Hyborian Age are reunited once more, captains in a mercenary army drawn together to wage war on an evil sorcerer. With good swords at their side and loyal men at their backs, Sonja and Conan believe themselves more than capable of defeating Kal’Ang, an ambitious herbalist whose power resides in Blood Root experimentation. But little do they know, a shadow of the past has returned, a foe both familiar and fearsome… and whose secret goal is nothing short of divinity!


Hardcover, 112 pages, $19.99, On sale February 10.

RED SONJA / CONAN is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC151222.
 






Robert E. Howard Foundation
THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS
Coming soon!


As long as the printing company cooperates, Legacy Circle members should be receiving a Special Edition of THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS before Christmas.
Due to popular demand, the REHF will probably make a not-so-special edition available to the general public some time next year.






THE ROCKETEER AT WAR! #3 (OF 4) - Coming in February!
Marc Guggenheim (Writer),  Dave Bullock (art & cover)

Cliff Secord -- the Rocketeer -- is reporting for duty! Now a soldier in the United States Army, the Rocketeer faces his deadliest challenge yet in the Nazi plan to take over the world known as Project Bedlam!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale February 24.


THE ROCKETEER AT WAR #3 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 25).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC150461.




The Serial Squadron
THE MASKED RIDER
Now available!

THE MASKED RIDER Collector's Edition
90 years after its original release, the original masked avenger rides again!


THE MASKED RIDER
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William Steiner -- Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer, Edna M. Holland, Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero


There is nothing like this amazing and influential serial, which introduced the “masked rider” character to the screen and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and the Lone Ranger and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic than either one. It commands your complete attention and never lets go. No stunt men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting, cliff-climbing and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock Photoplay Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river in Texas, and in Sabinas, Mexico.

The DVD
Film and Transfer Quality: The original nitrate image is absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment available was used to create a digital version of this film.

This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters with the crucial action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter 2 and a scene from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see below) and most of the original cliffhanger division points retained, and mastered on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.

DVDs are available in two editions:


THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including a PDF version of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link below to order the complete serial on 2 disks.

ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
 
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class Mail to USA with trackingShip to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]Ship to UN/Europe/Australia [ + $ 10.00 ]
List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95


INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes per volume, with individual color covers which include episode notes.


THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on 1 DVD - $19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping in November 2015

Shipping Options
US First Class Mail with tracking
Ship to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]
Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Golden Master
- New!
The Ghost Murders - New!
Noose of Death - New!
Murder in White
The Money Master
The Condor
The Time Master


SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC - Coming in June!
Written by Steve Englehart, Doug Moench, Len Wein & more
Penciled by Jim Starlin, Paul Gulacy, Al Milgrom, Keith Pollard, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Ross Andru & more
Covers by Terry Dodson & Jim Starlin

One of the most groundbreaking Marvel Comics of all is collected for the first time!

Born to be the world's most fearsome fighter, Shang-Chi's life takes a major turn when he discovers the truth about his father, the villainous Fu Manchu! So begins the epic story of the Master of Kung Fu! On a quest to end the reign of his pernicious patriarch, Shang-Chi pits his deadly hands and furious feet against incredible foes like Tiger-Claw, Razor-Fist, the mysterious Midnight — and even the macabre Man-Thing! But will his mastery of martial arts be enough in a throwdown with the Amazing Spider-Man?

Collecting SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION #15-16, MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) #17-37, GIANT-SIZE MASTER OF KUNG FU #1-4, GIANT-SIZE SPIDER-MAN #2 and material from IRON MAN ANNUAL #4.

Hardcover, 696 pages, $125.00, On sale June 1.


Note: Fu Manchu is a licensed property. It has taken years for an agreement between Marvel and the copyright holder to be reached.
This may be the ONLY reprint edition of SHANG-CHI: MASTER OF KUNG FU that will ever happen.
Three more Omnibus editions are planned to complete the run of this series.




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.

Before Star Trek and Star Wars . . . - New!
Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)
Lovecraft and the Mass Rock
Notes on "The Colour Out of Space"
More Whip-poor-wills


VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT - New release date - December 2!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99








13 November 2015

2015 ECHOES AWARD


The ECHOES Award for 2015 was awarded to Ed Hulse.

For over 12 years, Ed has edited Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the “Journal of Adventure, Mystery, and Melodrama in American Popular Culture of the Early 20th Century, which is published quarterly.

He’s also the author of “The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction,” a wonderful reference book for anyone wanting to learn more about the pulps.

Ed also publishes classic pulp reprints through his Murania Press imprint.

His knowledge in the pulp field has often brought him recognition in the community.


The ECHOES AWARD is given each year by Tom and Ginger Johnson to a deserving member of the pulp community.

Congratulations Ed!

Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE SECRET OF SATAN'S SPINE
Now available!


When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
 
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
 
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive….


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  
eBook
:  $5.99





Airship 27 Productions
ALL SECRET AGENT "X" VOLUME 5
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announced the releases of their latest New Pulp thriller – SECRET AGENT X – Vol 5.  The greatest pulp spy of them all returns in this, the action packed fifth volume of brand new Secret Agent X adventures by today’s top New Pulp writers. 

Within these pages the Man of a Thousand Faces squares off against a deadly foreign spy in a climatic battle amongst the clouds; faces terror on the high seas as he duels a modern day Captain Nemo and then battles with a beautiful, cunning criminal mastermind.  Here are thrills upon thrills in four brand new tales by J. Walt Layne, Andy Fix, Fred Adams Jr. and Frank Schildiner.

“By far one of our most popular series,” declares Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “Whereas this time around we thought it might be fun to have a cover that would pay homage to the old 50s Men’s Adventure Magazines and so recruited Ingrid Hardy.”  Ingrid Hardy is one of the premier artists of Canada and her water colors have been featured in various magazines and other publications.

Contributing the twelve interior illustrations is Pulp Factory Award winning Art Director Rob Davis.  “In all this is a great looking…and reading package,” Fortier adds.  “Our Secret Agent X fans will not be disappointed.”

Secret Agent X is one of the most popular heroes ever to emerge from the classic pulps.  Now’s he back; a one man army defending the country he loves against all who would threaten her.  This is pulp fiction at its best!

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Airship 27 Productions
ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions in conjunction with Redbud Studios is thrilled to announce the release of  ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3.   “We’re thrilled to offer up another great collection,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “comic strip adventures of classic pulp heroes. The contents in this third volume is really eclectic representing a wide variety of pulp genres by some of the finest writers and artists in the graphic world.”

The eight featured stories include :

“Sinbad and the Isle of Stone” by Scott “Doc” Vaughn
The Black Bat in “Blind Justice” by Ron Fortier & Eric Johns
The Purple Scar in “Breaking Point” by Percival Constantine & Carl Yonder
Lance Star Sky Ranger in “Gods of the Molten Sea” by Bobby Nash & Rock Baker & Jeff Austin
Mars McCoy Space Ranger in “Crazy Horse” by Mike Baron (with Ron Fortier) & Eric Hurley & Warren Montgomery
The Crimson Mask in “Killing Rain” by Aaron Smith & David Nehaus
The Moon Man in “Dance of the Black Flamingo” by Michael Leonard & James Lyle & Greg Keyzer

The book has a cover by Rob Davis with colors by Warren Montgomery and features the Moon Man battling side-by-side by Lt. Betty 12 from the Mars McCoy Space Ranger pulp series. 

Available now from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1

by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

686 pages
$29.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover 





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon to online retailers!

THE SHADOW Superpack #3 -  "BAT-VILLAINS FORESHADOWED!"
Foreword by Harlan Ellison

Sanctum Books collects eight more novels that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and villains in a blockbuster 512-page superpack. The Knight of Darkness battles the Voodoo Master in "The City of Doom" (the thriller that inspired Batman's first archfoe Doctor Death) and unmasks a two-faced crimelord in "Face of Doom" and a master of disguise in "The Fifth Face." Extortionists attack America with a super "Crime Ray," while The Shadow combats the Chinatown demi-god known as "The Living Joss," then investigates "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" and stops "Judge Lawless" from making a mockery of the law. PLUS three classic radio scripts: "The Immortal Murderer" and "The Man Who was Death" by Alfred Bester and "Djaruti, Goddess of Death," plus an Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! BONUS: exclusive art prints of George Rozen's "Judge Lawless" and Graves Gladney's "The Time Master" and "Death Premium" paintings! This instant collector's item showcases all eight original color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-189-9 Softcover, 7x10. 512 pages, B&W, $44.95

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock

Beb Books - Now available!

Science Fiction existed long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"


The Radium Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp

Ed Earl Repp was a prolific author of western stories during the 1930s but he cut his teeth with science fiction beginning with the novella-length “The Radium Pool” An old prospector tells of finding a strange pool of liquid radium that make the old young again, aliens stealing that radium and the long lost love of his partner. Action and adventure abound as the prospector, his partner try to escape from the cruel monsters from Jupiter. Also in this volume is “The Red Dimension” where a scientist trying to pierce the wall between worlds, “The Body Pirate”wherein a doctor plots a whole-body transplant and finally “The Beasts of Ban-du-lu, wherein big game hunts on Venus become the hunted. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Tower of Evil and other stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and NatSchachner.

These two men each had long and successful careers as pulp writers but they started as collaborators for a string of short stories and one novel before going their separate ways. This collection features their first four stories, being with “In 20,000 A.D.,” a story of a fault in time that allows travel into the far future. A world genetic monsters rules by a giant malevolent brain. “Back to 20,000 A.D.,” It’s sequel sees scientists from our age try to help take down psychically power brain. Rounding out the collection is “The Menace from Andromeda,” a fascinating story of a galaxy where entire planets are alive and how one to escape death by taking over earth. “The Tower of Evil, Zagat and Schachner’s first story, tells of an explorer who finds a remote building in Tibet were the ancestor of the Old Man of the Mountain intends to take over the world with a collection of scientific inventions.  $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Voyage of the Asteroid

First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid" by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their way back home. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen

Next is "The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen,"  five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the fourth dimension. Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery",  "Four Dimension Transit" and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon." $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.




Biff Straker- The Future is NOW! - Episode 4 is now online!

The long wait is over! Biff Straker Year Zero has begun!

Sit back and experience the beginning of the legend. Written and Directed by Jack J. Ward. Produced by Josiah Ambrose. Music by Sharon Bee. Starring Jack Ward and Eric Benson. Mark Bruzee is your announcer. AIM FOR THE STARS!

Join the Nova Command Facebook Group and reach the future, today!



THE BIG SHUTDOWN 2 - Now available!
By John M. Whalen

Flying W Press announces the return of a space western classic. ‘’THE BIG SHUTDOWN.”

First published as a series in the famed Ray Gun Revival e-zine in 2006-2007, and in 2010 as a paperback and e-book novel under the title “Jack Brand,” this space western saga is back in a revised edition, under a new title – “THE BIG SHUTDOWN.” 

An entire planet is about to be shutdown. Once exploited by Earth’s conglomerates for its rich oil resources, the planet Tulon has become obsolete due to the rise of alternative fuel technologies. The powers that be are ready to pull the plug. Chaos rules as Nomad gangs terrorize what’s left of Tulon’s cities. Jack Brand, ex-Army Ranger, semi-retired Tulon Security Officer, searches for his missing sister, Terry. His journey takes him from desert wasteland, to a domed city, through savage jungles, and down into a kingdom below the sea. Along the way he meets the unforgettable Christy Jones, but love will have to wait until Brand finds his sister, and soon the last ship will leave for Earth.

The new edition includes an introduction by Ray Gun Revival Overlord, Johne Cook, and a bonus story from Whalen’s This Ray Gun for Hire series.

Don’t miss this exciting space western adventure, which some have said combines the Space Opera thrills of Flash Gordon and the gritty feeling of a Sam Peckinpah western.

Available now on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.




Bold Venture Press
November releases are now available!

Pulp Adventures #19

Pulp Adventures continues its quarterly journey across the landscape of pulp fiction.
This issue travels from the South Seas to London back alleys, and stops in smoky firehouses in the Windy City!

The highlight of this issue is “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu! When Inspector Kerry investigates murder and opium smuggling, he stumbles across a woman whose feminine charms render him powerless—but he doesn’t seem to mind!

Also in this issue: A show business detective finds himself working for an actor who loses track of his women in “Road Show” by Roger Torrey; “A Pinch of Powder” by Karl Detzer chronicles the plight of heroic firefighters who need rescuing from the new firehouse cook!; Richard A. Lupoff continues the exploits of Splash Shanahan, in “Tangaroa’s Eye,” as he transports a lovely passenger to a secret paradise; In a Railroad Stories’ short by Dave Martin, “Boxcar Mary” is a tomboy who rides the rails to trouble; And a German spy master meets his equal in Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s “Treason For Glory.”

In the nonfiction category, Pulp Adventures #19 features “Searching for a Hero: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson” by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The pulp author turned comic book publisher, who paved the way to success for Superman, also lived the adventures he wrote. “Liner notes” on authors Karl Detzer (by Detzer, himself) and Sax Rohmer (by William Patrick Maynard) accompany their stories.

This issue sports a slam-bang action cover by Norman A. Saunders, courtesy of the illustrator’s estate, and a dramatic “Daughter of Huang-Chow” back-cover by John A. Coughlin.

ISBN: 1517758009
144 pages, 7" x 10", $12.95


     Amazon.com   CreateSpace  Kindle  


Firefighters! Anthology
by Karl Detzer

“Friends of mine have told me that there is little of adventure left in the great cities. Which proves that they never rode the fire department. I have.” — Karl Detzer

Karl Detzer blows the lid off pulp fiction in a thrill-packed collection of firefighter stories! These fearless adventurers plunge headlong into the fury of industrial accidents, tenement fires, and arson scams! When no one else can stand the heat, they’re on the way to serve and protect!

Thirteen thrill-packed stories, largely centered around the Chicago Fire Department, culled from the pages of Adventure, Complete Stories and Short Stories magazine — three of the top pulp magazines of all time!


ISBN: 978-1518616921

300 pages, $19.95

Europa's Child
The Spirit Returns

Adventure / Biography
James BraveWolf

Within the pages of Europa’s Child: The Spirit Returns, James BraveWolf is writing at the height of his creative power. He exposes “The Leviathan” – the corrupt, power-mad “taste-makers” who seek to mold human beings and society into their image, to serve them – but he also celebrates individuality and the power to resist and ultimately defeat the evil influence. He celebrates the essence of humanity. Read his words, then go forth, reawakened with a sense of purpose.

James BraveWolf: "We were an experiment. And now our usefulness is over. We are alone in the laboratory. But before the lights are turned off and we fall into dust and mold, they are using the very last energy we have to fight their wars, and guide their stealth and drones to make all the world become like us. An Experiment.

"But I believe they will lose because they cannot build anything; they who make such skyscrapers and Nano-­technological wonders, have missed out on the fundamental building block of all life. There is no heart inside their creations. No Soul. No love. No Sun.

"In the nature of Germany and Austria something sacred reached out to me. It was then that I knew that Landscape could talk. It talked to me—Perhaps out of sorrow, perhaps out of love, it gave me a promise that one day I would return home."


ISBN: 978-1518693731
234 Pages, $14.95







CARNACKI: THE GHOST-FINDER - Coming in February 2016!

Coming in February 2016, a brand new series of horror readings performed by Dan Starkey...

Creeping out after our announcement of Dracula, Big Finish is pleased to be able to confirm details of a brand new range of audiobook readings for 2016. Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder brings to life the cases of the supernatural detective, created by writer William Hope Hodgson in 1910.

‘The Carnacki stories are fantastic,’ says producer Scott Handcock, ‘and Hodgson’s writing is so wonderfully rich and evocative, it made sense for us to bring them to life in a series of equally fantastic readings. The first six tales especially are incredibly atmospheric - a cross between Conan Doyle and MR James - as Carnacki finds himself investigating supernatural happenings in the early twentieth century.’

The classic tales will be performed by Dan Starkey (Doctor Who’s Strax the Sontaran) as Thomas Carnacki with support from Joseph Kloska as his associate Dodgson. The range is directed and produced by Scott Handcock, whose previous work for Big Finish includes The Confessions of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus.

‘Strangely, I was working with Dan in Cardiff when I happened to mention I’d be tackling the Carnacki stories,’ continues Scott, ‘and he immediately started gushing about the character and the stories, so it was a delight when he agreed to bring Carnacki to life on audio. The language and writing is so rich, it’s great to let Dan’s performance take centre-stage, coupled with a lovely score from Ioan Morris and Rhys Downing.’

Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder collects together six of William Hope Hodgson’s original stories:

The Gateway of the Monster
The House Among the Laurels
The Whistling Room
The Horse of the Invisible
The Searcher of the End House
The Thing Invisible

All six stories will be included as part of a single volume which can be pre-ordered today for £18 on download ahead of its release in February 2016.

Please note that this release is download-only.





THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 30: THE DEATH OF CONAN AND OTHER STORIES - Arriving in comic shops November 18!
Michael Higgins (Writer), Ron Lim (Pencils), Gary Hartle (Pencils), Rodney Ramos (Pencils), Dan Adkins (Inks), Mike DeCarlo (Inks), Alfredo Alcala (Inks), Ricardo Villagrán (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Mike Mignola (Cover)

A young Conan is arrested and falsely accused of a king's murder, and the Cimmerian is tortured, stabbed, dragged through the streets, and thrown into a river. He is found by his closest allies, but they discover they are too late. Conan is dead! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #233–#240.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 200 pages, $19.99






Clive Cussler: THE PHAROH'S SECRET (The NUMA Files) - Arriving in book stores November 17!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown


Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends—but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.95
Pre-order  $20.47



CRIMSON SHORE (Agent Pendergast series) -  Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


A secret chamber.
A mysterious shipwreck.
A murder in the desolate salt marshes.

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated.

Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts.
Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned?

A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .

Series: Agent Pendergast series
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $27.00




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

FFB Rerun: MURDER WEARS A HALO by John Evans/Howard Browne - New!
SHADOW COMICS 58, 59 & 60 (1946)   - New!
Comic Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY (1945) - New!
Moments in Paperback History: LanceCon '86 (Part 1)   - New!
FFB: Six Books Reviewed by DASHIELL HAMMETT
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 56, 67 & 58 (1928)


DEJAH THORIS 2016 WALL CALENDAR - Arriving in comic shops November 18!
(Art) J. Scott Campbell, Paul Renaud, Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner
(Cover) J. Scott Campbell

The warrior princess of Barsoom, Dejah Thoris, graces every page of this 2016 calendar with her beauty and boldness! The beloved heroine created by science fiction pioneer Edgar Rice Burroughs has never looked so stunning, pictured against exotic, otherworldly vistas alongside alien fauna and fearsome Martians. Transport yourself to the mysterious Red Planet twelve months of the year with the solar system's most enchanting woman!

Calendar, Full Color, $14.99






The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar
Kickstarter Campaign from now through November 15!
Goal reached - Thanks to all the contributors!
Two days left to pledge and purchase a calendar!

Coming in December!


This Kickstarter is to raise funds for The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar. Award-winning illustrator, Doug is noted for his dramatic use of lighting in a “Heroic-Deco” style influenced by pulp magazine art and retro movie poster illustration which has earned him acclaim from collectors and clients around the world. He has always had a great passion and respect for the American Pulp Hero, and many of the illustrations here are depictions of classic characters. Almost all of these original paintings have been seen in print in the past and they are all collected together for the first time in this new Pulp Adventure calendar for the coming year.


The 2016 Adventure Calendar will contain a selection of his favorite covers from his 20+ year career, as well as some private commission work. 
(All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective owners):

Zorro, the Fox / Tales of Zorro cover art
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze / Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent limited edition cover art
The Spider, Master of Men / The Spider Chronicles cover art
John Carter, Warlord of Mars / private commission
Domino Lady / Domino Lady: Money Shot cover art
Philip Marlowe / Radio Archives Audio Box art 
John J. Mallory / Stalking the Zombie cover art
Frodo Baggins / Lord of the Rings
John Armstrong, An All-American Boy / Radio Archives Audio Box art
Blackbeard the Pirate / editorial and Spectrum selection
Space Heroine / Imagine FX magazine
The Shadow / original to this calendar






The Gods of HP Lovecraft - Coming December 11!
Edited by Martha Wells, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire


The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft: a brand new anthology that collects the twelve principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose within its pages.

Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many NY Times bestsellers, full of original fiction and artwork, and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson.

About the book: Lovecraft's bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth-this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature.

The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together twelve all-new Mythos tales from: Cthulhu (Adam Nevill) - Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells) - Azathoth (Laird Barron) - Nyarlathotep (Bentley Little) - Shub-Niggurath (David Liss) - Tsathoggua (Brett Talley) - The Mi-Go (Christopher Golden & James A. Moore) - Night-gaunts (Jonathan Maberry) - Elder Things (Joe Lansdale) - Great Race (Rachel Caine) - Yig (Douglas Wynne) - The Deep Ones (Seanan McGuire) With commentary on each deity by Donald Tyson.


Paperback: 454 pages
Publisher: JournalStone
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
List Price: $24.95
Pre-order Price:  $22.46



The Golden Age - Now online!

J. C. Lyendecker from Scribner's Magazine 1905 - New!
Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio
Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space #75 ~ May/1962  
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947


Haffner Press
LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL
Now available for pre-order!  

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
Now available!  

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

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
                                               
On publication: $45



Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

Conan Re-Read Plans - New!
The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Devil in Iron”  
The Illustrated Press
THE ART OF DEAN CORNWALL

Now available for pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings

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

By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only $44.95 plus postage.

NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.

A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.



JAMES BOND 007: VARGR #4 - Coming in February!
(Writer) Warren Ellis (Art) Jason Masters (Cover A) Dom Reardon

James Bond is alone in Berlin, with nothing but the clothes on his back and the gun in his hand. When help is offered from an unexpected source, Bond has no choice but to accept it – even though it may guarantee that he doesn’t live through the night. Dynamite Entertainment proudly continues the first James Bond comic book series in over 20 years!

“Ian Fleming’s James Bond is an icon, and it’s a delight to tell visual narratives with the original, brutal, damaged Bond of the books.” – Warren Ellis


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

A FICTION HOUSE PRESS REPLICA

The Winter 1969/70 issue of this magazine featuring:

DEAD LEGS by Edmond Hamilton
THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE by Edgar Allan Poe
HE by H. P. Lovecraft
THE BEAST OF AVEROIGNE by Clark Ashton Smith
THE WHISPERING THING by Eddy C. Bertin
THE DEAD-ALIVE by Nat Schachner & Arthur Zagat

Digest, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, 130 pages
$8.95


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Walker Martin’s Report on the Pulp AdventureCon
- New! 
Steve Kennedy, 1945-2015
Daisy Bacon at the Belmont Stakes


The Man from U.N.C.L.E. DVD - Coming November 17!

At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of world power. With only one lead, the agents race to find a vanished German scientist who is the key to infiltrating the organization in this cool, stylish action-adventure from director Guy Ritchie.


DVD Only
Pre-order: $18.78
List Price: $28.98


BLU-RAY+DVD+ULTRAVIOLET COMBO PACK
Pre-order:  $22.99
List Price: $44.95





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Beware of Wally the Spook -New!
King Kong: The famous spider pit sequence
King Kong: The Lost 1933 Radio Serial
Captain Midnight: The unaired TV pilot
Whatever happened to Kato on the Green Hornet


MASKS 2 #8 (OF 8) - Arriving in comic shops November 18!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

FINAL ISSUE!

The masked heroes have been cast through time and twisted into strange versions of themselves. Now, they make one last attempt to set things right... without damaging the time stream any more than they already have. The final confrontation with the Red Death will lead to the emergence of a new masked hero!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
 
 



Moonstone Books
THE GREEN LAMA: CRIMSON CIRCLE PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) Adam Lance
Garcia & Kendall Foster Crossen
Softcover edition now available!

The Green Lama returns in Adam Lance Garcia's thrilling new novel, fully authorized by Kendell Foster Crossen's Estate, The Green Lama: Crimson Circle. After defeating the Great Old One Cthulhu, the Green Lama and Jean Farrell are faced with their most dangerous enemy, a deadly assassin known only as Omega, who is systematically kidnapping and killing their allies. Attacked on all sides, they must face the truth: Sometimes, the greatest evil comes from within!

Softcover, 6x9, 366 pages, B&W, $14.99





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

Snake
The Challenger
Turquoise
The Interceptor



Paperback Perils - Now online!

Hadon, King of Opar (Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House, 2015)
- New!
The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2015)  
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014)  
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar Press 2014)  

Planetary Stories #34 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #34

COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arranged by Shelvy

BEHIND THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . by Gerd Maximovic
Gerd's first story written in English! An injured alien sets Hans' appartment building
on fire.

ALIEN BANANA CREATURE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Senkowski
A new author takes what could be a comedy and makes it serious -- deadly serious!

A POCKET FULL OF TRICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .by RIchard Logan
"Pocket" Jones has a very strange pocket! When he reaches into it, there's no telling what might
come out.

TIME AFTER TIME Part Two. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelby Vick
Rick's ship is surrounded by an alien fleet. Find out how he and Bloggo escape, and follow them as they turn Time upside down!

A DATE ON EARTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Russ Bickerstaff
"I'm trying to be a nice alien. This date with a human girl is what I longed for."

STAR WARS RETURNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jose Sanchez
An artist's four page salute to the return.

THE DUST, LIKE STARS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martyn Osmundsen
Border patrol is inherently hazardous.


Pulp Spirit #24

COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanks to Jungle Comics

THE WOMAN WHO COLLECTED FLIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerd Maximovic
Sophisticated tale of evil and the magic of glamour

OLD FATHER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Len Dobson
Old Father hated White Woman, had hated her all his life.

MURDER ON THE OLD SANTE FE TRAIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Nassutti
Murder intefered with his search for a swindler!

PRIVATE EYEFUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Duncan
You can't let your eyes wander!

WONDERLUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Click for exceptional fantasy!




Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Off Dooty" by Carewe-Carvel from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, September 4, 1915

Officer Micky O'Toole has a day off duty, so he is determined to enjoy himself.  Unfortunately, he gets involved in a crazy adventure.

"Pharaoh Figured Wrong" by H. Bedford-Jones from SHORT STORIES, December 10, 1943
Featuring: Strato Shooters
International Air Control Was In Firm Authority Over the Post War World.

"Written in Blood" by F. R. Read from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1947
Special Investigator Stephen Gray was short and fat, but
there was nothing wheezy about his crime-solving methods!



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Douglas Klauba Interview  - New!
Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard
The Horror of Frank Schildiner
The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert

Pulp Den - Now online!

ECHOES AWARD 2015  - New!
Dead Men Rise Up Never  - New!
Europa Editions November Noir Crime
Lesser Evils  
See You At The Fair Trading Cards  

         Pulp Den  

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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Dynamite’s new ‘Justice, Inc.’ - New!
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Weird Menace’ series - New!
Jack Du Brul’s Philip Mercer
Dr. Jules de Grandin
The Masked Master Mind
James Rollins revisited
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider, No. 11: ‘Prince of the Red Looters’ - New!
A Shadow radio adventure: ‘The Ghost of Captain Bayloe’
‘The Spider’s Web’: A serial in 15 chapters
What’s to come…

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Boeckman, Powell talk pulps
- New!
Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015  


THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST: The Complete Season 2 - Now available!

The second season of Team Quest's Nineties incarnation sees them spending less time with the sinister cyber environs of Questworld and jumping headlong back to their Sixties Spy-Fi action-adventure roots. This fresh take also carried with it a new voice cast (including genre favorites John de Lancie and Robert Foxworth) and some old faces like Pasha the peddler, Race's inamorata fatale Jade and the deadly Dr.Zin while keeping the action and pace up-to-the-minute.

As Jonny, Hadji and Jesse continue to aid Dr. Quest and Race in their globe-trotting investigations across this 3-Disc, 26-Episode Complete Second Season Collection, Team Quest must contend with marauding mummies, galloping golems, Bigfoot burglars, and deadly Zinjas dispatched by the vengeful daughter of Dr. Zin. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Surd is still lurking in the shadows, waiting for the team to let their guard down. Good thing Bandit is on guard!


"Season 1, Volume 1" came to stores in 2009 with the first 13 adventures, and "Season 1, Volume 2" became available as an MOD title in 2012 with the next 13 adventures.

Now the Warner Archive is finally following up with another manufacture on demand DVD set, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest - The Complete Season 2," with all remaining episodes in the show's 52-episode run.

These 26 tales on 3 discs will be available for $29.99 SRP, on November 10.




RED SONJA 2016 WALL CALENDAR - Arriving in comic shops November 18!
(Art) Jenny Frison, Jay Anacleto, Fiona Staples, Nei Ruffino
(Cover) Jenny Frison

Ferocious and passionate, clever and uncompromising, the reimagining of Red Sonja by the celebrated writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) has captured the imagination of a new generation of fans and inspired powerful portrayals from today’s most talented artists, including Jenny Frison, Jay Anacleto, Fiona Staples, Nei Ruffino, and more. Ride into the fray with the She-Devil with a Sword, all twelve months of the year!

Calendar, Full Color, $14.99





Robert E. Howard Foundation
THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS
Coming soon!


As long as the printing company cooperates, Legacy Circle members should be receiving a Special Edition of THE COMPLETE MARCHERS OF VALHALLA DRAFTS before Christmas.
Due to popular demand, the REHF will probably make a not-so-special edition available to the general public some time next year.






The Serial Squadron

Prices have been reduced to $9.95-19.95 on nearly all Squadron DVD titles.
Check them out at the link below.





The Serial Squadron
THE MASKED RIDER
Now available for pre-order - Coming in November!

THE MASKED RIDER Collector's Edition
90 years after its original release, the original masked avenger rides again!


THE MASKED RIDER
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William Steiner -- Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer, Edna M. Holland, Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero


There is nothing like this amazing and influential serial, which introduced the “masked rider” character to the screen and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and the Lone Ranger and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic than either one. It commands your complete attention and never lets go. No stunt men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting, cliff-climbing and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock Photoplay Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river in Texas, and in Sabinas, Mexico.

The DVD
Film and Transfer Quality: The original nitrate image is absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment available was used to create a digital version of this film.

This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters with the crucial action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter 2 and a scene from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see below) and most of the original cliffhanger division points retained, and mastered on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.

DVDs are available in two editions:


THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including a PDF version of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link below to order the complete serial on 2 disks.

ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
 
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class Mail to USA with trackingShip to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]Ship to UN/Europe/Australia [ + $ 10.00 ]
List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95


INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes per volume, with individual color covers which include episode notes.


THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on 1 DVD - $19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping in November 2015

Shipping Options
US First Class Mail with tracking
Ship to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]
Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder in White
- New!
The Money Master
The Condor
The Time Master


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.

Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)
Lovecraft and the Mass Rock
Notes on "The Colour Out of Space"
More Whip-poor-wills


VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT - New release date - November 25!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99








06 November 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
November 25, 2015
SPECTRE
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
December 18, 2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

January 15, 2016
THE FIRST WAVE
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
INDEPENDANCE DAY: RESURGEANCE
July 1, 2016
July 8, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
STAR TREK BEYOND
GHOSTBUSTERS
THE BOURNE BETRAYAL
August 5, 2016
SUICIDE SQUAD
September 2, 2016
September 30, 2016
PATIENT ZERO
DEEPWATER HORIZON
October 21, 2016
JACK REACHER 2
November 4, 2016
DOCTOR STRANGE
December 16, 2016
December 25, 2016
December TBA, 2016
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
JUMANJI
AVATAR 2

March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND



37th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show   Facebook page  

2016 12-MONTH VINTAGE SCI-FI WALL CALENDAR - Now available and arriving in comic shops November 11!

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America from the 1920s to the 1950s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

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


Collector's Seventh Edition
12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630361365
UPC: 724638061997


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Spring 1953

"Odds On Death" by Robert Wallace
While gambling guns blast, the Phantom and Muriel Havens ante up for a game with big stakes—and when Dick Van Loan serves his term in Sing Sing as a stand-in for a grim killer, everybody tries to get into the act.

"Justice and Right" by Roe Richmond
"Bait for a Killer" by D.S. Halacy, Jr.
"Maisie's My Masterpiece" by Donald Barr Chidsey
"Drop Dead" by Robert Sidney Bowen

 
Cover Artist: Kirk Wilson

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Jungle Stories - Summer 1947

"Warrior-Queen of Attila's Lost Legion" by John Peter Drummond
Out of the past swept cruel Queen Tarma's hun-horsemen, claiming Helene for sacrifice.  And even lion-thewed Ki-Gor quailed before the swamp-beasts guarding Tarma's dripping altars.

"The Silver Kraal" by Bryce Walton
"Five Suns of Angola" by Dan Cushman
"The Terrible Drums" by Paul Selonke
"Bwana Two-Sleep" by Emmett McDowell
"Killer's Spoor" by Alexander Wallace


Cover Artist: George Gross

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

All-Adventure Action Novels - Spring 1939

"The Iron Man of Devil's Island" by George Bruce
Devil's Island.  Nightmare of stinking cells and rotting men. Yet for ten long years Jacques deVris, I'incorrigile, fought off its gnawing madness with an iron faith.

"Drums of the Desert" by Thomas J. Cooke
"Red Typhoon" by Albert Richard Wetjen
"Riders of the Burning Sands"  by John Starr
"Ruby of Revolt" by Victor Rousseau

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
DOC SAVAGE: THE SECRET OF SATAN'S SPINE
Now available!


When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
 
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
 
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive….


Hardcover: $34.95 
Softcover: $24.95  
eBook
:  $5.99




Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

“Aces and Boses” by C.M. Miller - New!

Battle Aces Covers Gallery
- New!


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


AGENT X - Coming to TNT Sunday, November 8 at 9PM! 

In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren't in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public -- and even from the President -- there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President. This is Agent X.

Jeff Hephner (Interstellar, Chicago Fire), Sharon Stone (Casino) and Gerald McRaney star in the new series coming this November to TNT.


2 hours series premiere on Sunday, November 8 at 9PM eastern.

Legendary artist Jim Steranko is contributing to AGENT X.
The artist Tweeted a series of design drawings he made for TNT's upcoming spy series Agent X, starring Jeff Hephner and Sharon Stone.
It's unclear if this sequence is intended for the show's main titles or for promotional spots. The design drawings can be seen at the link below.





Airship 27 Productions
ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions in conjunction with Redbud Studios is thrilled to announce the release of  ALL STAR PULP COMICS # 3.   “We’re thrilled to offer up another great collection,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “comic strip adventures of classic pulp heroes. The contents in this third volume is really eclectic representing a wide variety of pulp genres by some of the finest writers and artists in the graphic world.”

The eight featured stories include :

“Sinbad and the Isle of Stone” by Scott “Doc” Vaughn
The Black Bat in “Blind Justice” by Ron Fortier & Eric Johns
The Purple Scar in “Breaking Point” by Percival Constantine & Carl Yonder
Lance Star Sky Ranger in “Gods of the Molten Sea” by Bobby Nash & Rock Baker & Jeff Austin
Mars McCoy Space Ranger in “Crazy Horse” by Mike Baron (with Ron Fortier) & Eric Hurley & Warren Montgomery
The Crimson Mask in “Killing Rain” by Aaron Smith & David Nehaus
The Moon Man in “Dance of the Black Flamingo” by Michael Leonard & James Lyle & Greg Keyzer

The book has a cover by Rob Davis with colors by Warren Montgomery and features the Moon Man battling side-by-side by Lt. Betty 12 from the Mars McCoy Space Ranger pulp series. 

Available now from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
ALL SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BARON'S REVENGE
DOCTOR WATSON: SEASON OF MADNESS

Now available!
TWO CLASSIC MYSTERIES BACK IN PRINT

Several years ago writer Gary Lovisi submitted his novel, “SHERLOCK HOLMES –  The Baron’s Revenge,” to us.  We loved it. We published it via Create Space and began selling it at Amazon in hard copy.  Shortly thereafter, Gary was approached by some bully lawyer claiming he was infringing on a licensed property and was attempting to coerce him via this blackmailing ploy.  When Gary notified us of this contact, we assured him Holmes was public domain and he should ignore this jerk.  Sadly, this was a year or so before the U.S. Federal Court made our claim known throughout the land.

In deference to Gary’s wishes, he pulled the book from Amazon’s public pages….but continued to sell it at the Create Space site.  Ultimately, we went and released it on Kindle.  Then after the court’s public ruling, we notified Amazon to put the book back up publicly where everyone could find it again.  It’s a great book and deserves to be read by Holmes fans everywhere.  Somehow our request was never implanted and only recently, while preparing to have all our Holmes titles done as audio books, we discovered Amazon had dropped the ball and never gotten “The Baron’s Revenge” back up on an official Amazon page.

This past week, we contacted them again, explained the situation and they, Amazon, told us they would remedy the issue.  But for whatever reasons, Amazon has chosen NOT to comply with our wishes and the title on the Amazon pages only appears for Kindle.  To that end we are posting its page at Create Space where you can now buy a hard copy.  If we have our way it will remain there indefinitely. Gary Lovisi’s “SHERLOCK HOLMES – The Baron’s Revenge” is once again available in hard copy at the link below. 

At the same we posted a new Airship 27 Production edition of our first Dr. Watson solo adventure, SEASON OF MADNESS by Aaron Smith, which had been out of print for a while.  We’re delighted to have this new edition available once again. It too will soon be an audio book from Radio Archives.


Available now from Create Space
SHERLOCK HOLMES – Revenge of the Baron by Gary Lovisi

Availabe from Amazon.com
SEASON OF MADNESS by Aaron Smith


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
THEM THAT LIVES BY THEIR GUNS
THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS VOLUME 1

by Carroll John Daly (Author), Brooks Hefner (Author), Matthew Moring (Editor), Mark Krajnak (Illustrator)

Now available!


Collected for the first time: the stories of hard-boiled detective Race Williams. Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask Magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.

Volume 1 contains the first 17 Race Williams stories, all from 1923-26 issues of Black Mask: ''Knights of the Open Palm,'' ''Personal But Not Confidential,'' ''$3,000 to the Good,'' ''The Red Peril,'' ''Them That Lives By Their Guns,'' ''Devil Cat,'' ''The Face Behind the Mask,'' ''Conceited, Maybe,'' ''Say It With Lead!,'' ''I ll Tell the World,'' ''Alias Buttercup,'' ''Under Cover,'' ''South Sea Steel,'' ''The False Clara Burkhart,'' ''The Super-Devil,'' ''Half-Breed,'' and ''Blind Alleys.''

Three additional, early, first-person hard-boiled stories by Daly which laid the groundwork for the Race Williams are included as well: ''Dolly,'' ''Paying an Old Debt,'' and ''The False Burton Combs,'' as well as editorial pieces by Daly himself on his inspirations, writing style, and advice to prospective writers. And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks Hefner of James Madison University.

Them That Lives By Their Guns: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 1 is the most important release in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

686 pages
$29.95 softcover
SALE PRICE: $27.95 softcover 





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available from online retailers and Sanctum Books!
Arriving in comic shops November 11!

THE SHADOW Volume 101: "Gangdom's Doom" & "The Golden Grotto"
The Master of Darkness crushes crime in two early pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, after one of his key agents is murdered by mobsters, The Shadow journeys to Chicago to avenge the death through "Gangdom's Doom." Then, piracy on the high seas  lures the Dark Avenger into a deadly confrontation with the murderous mastermind of "The Golden Grotto." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by George Wert and Tom Lovell, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-192-9  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $15.95


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
At the printer and coming soon to online retailers!

THE SHADOW Volume 102: "King of the Black Market" & "Crime Caravan"
The Shadow crisscrosses the country battling thieving black marketeers in two wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson. First, The enigmatic "King of the Black Market" endangers the future of our nation at the time of its greatest peril. Then, coast-to-coast car hijackings sabotage the war effort until The Shadow shuts down the subversive "Crime Caravan." BONUS: an Orson Welles Shadow classic from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-196-7  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:
The Superhero Universes of Jeff Deischer
Pulpfest: The Development of Lovecraft's Mythos
Gary Lovisi and his Jon Kirk Series: Swords, Sorcery, and Space!

R. A. Jones and Jeff Deischer discuss the new book "The Twilight War"
Farmercon X: The Weird Tales of Philip Jose Farmer
Pulpfest: Author reading by John Hegenberger
Pulpfest: Interview with Chistopher Paul Carey
Jason Aiken: Author Reading

Jason Scott Aiken: Interview
Jeff Deischer: A review of his recent work
Pulpfest: Interview with Duane Spurlock

Beb Books - Now available!

Science Fiction existed long before John W. Campbell and Astounding Science Fiction.
Join Beb Books in an exploration of SF "Before the Golden Age!"


The Radium Pool and other stories by Ed Earl Repp

Ed Earl Repp was a prolific author of western stories during the 1930s but he cut his teeth with science fiction beginning with the novella-length “The Radium Pool” An old prospector tells of finding a strange pool of liquid radium that make the old young again, aliens stealing that radium and the long lost love of his partner. Action and adventure abound as the prospector, his partner try to escape from the cruel monsters from Jupiter. Also in this volume is “The Red Dimension” where a scientist trying to pierce the wall between worlds, “The Body Pirate”wherein a doctor plots a whole-body transplant and finally “The Beasts of Ban-du-lu, wherein big game hunts on Venus become the hunted. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Tower of Evil and other stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and NatSchachner.

These two men each had long and successful careers as pulp writers but they started as collaborators for a string of short stories and one novel before going their separate ways. This collection features their first four stories, being with “In 20,000 A.D.,” a story of a fault in time that allows travel into the far future. A world genetic monsters rules by a giant malevolent brain. “Back to 20,000 A.D.,” It’s sequel sees scientists from our age try to help take down psychically power brain. Rounding out the collection is “The Menace from Andromeda,” a fascinating story of a galaxy where entire planets are alive and how one to escape death by taking over earth. “The Tower of Evil, Zagat and Schachner’s first story, tells of an explorer who finds a remote building in Tibet were the ancestor of the Old Man of the Mountain intends to take over the world with a collection of scientific inventions.  $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

And don’t forget our other recent releases:

The Voyage of the Asteroid

First up is"The Voyage of the Asteroid" by Laurence Manning. Written in 1932.
Three adventurers travel by rocket to fog covered Venus, get lost in the heavy fogs and battle against prehistoric monsters and primitive lizard men in a desperate struggle to find their way back home. $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.

The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen

Next is "The Four-Dimensional World of Bob Olsen,"  five stories written between 1927 and 1932 explaining and exploring the wonderful things that could be achieve with access to the fourth dimension. Stories include "The Four Dimensional Roller-Press", "Four-Dimensional Surgery", "Four Dimension Robbery",  "Four Dimension Transit" and "The Man Who Annexed the Moon." $6.00 (plus postage in print, $1.99 as an ebook.


Pay by either check or money order to:
Brian Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

or via Paypal to beb01@sprynet.com


Check out the rest of Beb Books many titles.
Ask for a catalog at beb01@sprynet.com


Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.




Biff Straker- The Future is NOW! - Episode 4 is now online!

The long wait is over! Biff Straker Year Zero has begun!

Sit back and experience the beginning of the legend. Written and Directed by Jack J. Ward. Produced by Josiah Ambrose. Music by Sharon Bee. Starring Jack Ward and Eric Benson. Mark Bruzee is your announcer. AIM FOR THE STARS!

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THE BIG SHUTDOWN 2 - Now available!
By John M. Whalen

Flying W Press announces the return of a space western classic. ‘’THE BIG SHUTDOWN.”

First published as a series in the famed Ray Gun Revival e-zine in 2006-2007, and in 2010 as a paperback and e-book novel under the title “Jack Brand,” this space western saga is back in a revised edition, under a new title – “THE BIG SHUTDOWN.” 

An entire planet is about to be shutdown. Once exploited by Earth’s conglomerates for its rich oil resources, the planet Tulon has become obsolete due to the rise of alternative fuel technologies. The powers that be are ready to pull the plug. Chaos rules as Nomad gangs terrorize what’s left of Tulon’s cities. Jack Brand, ex-Army Ranger, semi-retired Tulon Security Officer, searches for his missing sister, Terry. His journey takes him from desert wasteland, to a domed city, through savage jungles, and down into a kingdom below the sea. Along the way he meets the unforgettable Christy Jones, but love will have to wait until Brand finds his sister, and soon the last ship will leave for Earth.

The new edition includes an introduction by Ray Gun Revival Overlord, Johne Cook, and a bonus story from Whalen’s This Ray Gun for Hire series.

Don’t miss this exciting space western adventure, which some have said combines the Space Opera thrills of Flash Gordon and the gritty feeling of a Sam Peckinpah western.

Available now on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle.



Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE LAST DAYS OF ATLANTIS
by Charles Lomon & P.-B. Gheusi
adapted by Brian Stableford

"Now, the crumbling, cracked rampart is collapsing. The sea is invading the volcanic caverns. The ancient struggle between water and fire has resumed."
             
A flamboyant adventure featuring swords and sorcery, heroic barbarians and evil priests avid for human sacrifices , monstrous Guardians at the Threshold and the Fountain of Youth, The Last Days of Atlantis (1905) is a direct ancestor of such spectacularly successful modern fantasy works as The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. It helps fill in a notable gap between the stylized heroic fantasies of William Morris, James Branch Cabell, Lord Dunsany and E.R. Eddison, and the sword and sorcery tropes of Robert E. Howard, further developed by C. L. Moore, Fritz Leiber, Clark Ashton Smith, Jack Vance and George R.R. Martin.

After acquiring a magic sword, Argall, a brave barbarian hero, becomes both pawn and prize in a fierce conflict between Yerra, the wicked Sorceress-Queen of Atlantis, and Soroe, the courageous maiden who has dared to challenge her. Their battle shall lead to the inevitable doom of the fabled island.

Charles Lomon (1852-1923) and Pierre-Barthélemy Gheusi (1865-1943) were both successful novelists, playwrights and operatic librettists. Although The Last Days of Atlantis did not attract much attention at the time of its publication, it can be seen, with the aid of hindsight, as significant benchmark in the history of imaginative fiction as the first great epic fantasy novel of the 20th century.


US $24.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 368 pages 

EURYDICE'S LAMENT
by Brian Stableford

The enigmatic immortal Axel Rathenius has been commissioned to paint a triptych illustrating the life of Orpheus. Meanwhile, an enigmatic legacy propels him, his agent Myrica Mavor, Madame Vashti Savage the medium,and the mournful poet Hecate Rain in the midst of a conflict between the rival cults of Orpheus and Dionysus.

Brian Stableford's latest novel, Eurydice's Lament, returns to the artists' colony of Mnemosyne, an island off the northern coast of what in our world is called France, in the Everlasting Empire, 2,000 years after the birth of the Divine Caesar...


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 248 pages 

TRILBY, THE CRUMB FAIRY
by Charles Nodier
adapted by Ruth Berman
       
As a child, Charles Nodier had witnessed the guillotine in bloody action in Revolutionary France. Decades before Freud, the knowledge that nightmares could come to life made him sensitive to the irrational as an important part of experience. Rebelling against the devotion to Classical Reason hailed in 18th century France as the best way to think about any topic, Nodier championed Romanticism and Fantasy as a way to look at experiences demanding more intuitive understanding, such as beauty, terror, or love.

The hell-demon Smarra (1821) was only a nightmare, the menace of a single night for the dreamer Lorenzo. But for Lucius, the ancient Greek wanderer lost inside the dream, Smarra brought literal death and a rebirth into terror.

Jeannie thought the brownie Trilby (1822) was a gentle trickster, a help in the household chores. The pious monk Ronald thought a brownie was a demon, opening the way to damnation. Love might give Jeannie the courage to stand by her puckish admirer.

Only Michael the Carpenter was foolish enough to believe that The Crumb Fairy (1832), the little old beggarwoman fed from the crumbs of the children's lunches was really the beautiful Queen of Sheba. But was his folly really madness - or wisdom?


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 296 pages 




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PURPLE EYE
By William Corcoran

Now available!

This wildly melodramatic thriller, originally published in the August 1933 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine, provided the template for countless pulp-hero novels published during the Thirties. Depression-era readers craved outlandish menaces to take their minds off their troubles, and The Purple Eye was at the top of the list.
 
The Eye, maniacal criminal mastermind and leader of the ancient death cult known as the Brotherhood of Baktuun, terrorizes New York City with a series of high-profile murders accomplished by mysterious means. Seven million souls are at his mercy as his outrages mount in dizzying succession. The police, constrained by legal niceties and endless red tape, seem powerless to thwart his mad schemes. Enter Wayne Saxon, millionaire sportsman and world traveler, who devotes his life to running the Eye to earth. He works within the law when possible, but without it when necessary. Will he succeed? There’s a thrill on every page of this baffling mystery.
 
Shawn Danowski’s introduction, “The Pulp That Murder Built,” provides a history of Dime Mystery in its early, pre-weird menace phase.


Classic Pulp Reprints #6
Cover Art by H. L. Parkhurst
Introduction by Shawn Danowski
252 pages, 6x9, trade paperback
Price: $19.95





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

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!

Bold Venture Press
November releases are now available!

Pulp Adventures #19

Pulp Adventures continues its quarterly journey across the landscape of pulp fiction.
This issue travels from the South Seas to London back alleys, and stops in smoky firehouses in the Windy City!

The highlight of this issue is “The Daughter of Huang Chow” by Sax Rohmer, a classic thriller by the creator of Fu Manchu! When Inspector Kerry investigates murder and opium smuggling, he stumbles across a woman whose feminine charms render him powerless—but he doesn’t seem to mind!

Also in this issue: A show business detective finds himself working for an actor who loses track of his women in “Road Show” by Roger Torrey; “A Pinch of Powder” by Karl Detzer chronicles the plight of heroic firefighters who need rescuing from the new firehouse cook!; Richard A. Lupoff continues the exploits of Splash Shanahan, in “Tangaroa’s Eye,” as he transports a lovely passenger to a secret paradise; In a Railroad Stories’ short by Dave Martin, “Boxcar Mary” is a tomboy who rides the rails to trouble; And a German spy master meets his equal in Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s “Treason For Glory.”

In the nonfiction category, Pulp Adventures #19 features “Searching for a Hero: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson” by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. The pulp author turned comic book publisher, who paved the way to success for Superman, also lived the adventures he wrote. “Liner notes” on authors Karl Detzer (by Detzer, himself) and Sax Rohmer (by William Patrick Maynard) accompany their stories.

This issue sports a slam-bang action cover by Norman A. Saunders, courtesy of the illustrator’s estate, and a dramatic “Daughter of Huang-Chow” back-cover by John A. Coughlin.

ISBN: 1517758009
144 pages, 7" x 10", $12.95


     Amazon.com   CreateSpace  Kindle  


Firefighters! Anthology
by Karl Detzer

“Friends of mine have told me that there is little of adventure left in the great cities. Which proves that they never rode the fire department. I have.” — Karl Detzer

Karl Detzer blows the lid off pulp fiction in a thrill-packed collection of firefighter stories! These fearless adventurers plunge headlong into the fury of industrial accidents, tenement fires, and arson scams! When no one else can stand the heat, they’re on the way to serve and protect!

Thirteen thrill-packed stories, largely centered around the Chicago Fire Department, culled from the pages of Adventure, Complete Stories and Short Stories magazine — three of the top pulp magazines of all time!


ISBN: 978-1518616921

300 pages, $19.95

Europa's Child
The Spirit Returns

Adventure / Biography
James BraveWolf

Within the pages of Europa’s Child: The Spirit Returns, James BraveWolf is writing at the height of his creative power. He exposes “The Leviathan” – the corrupt, power-mad “taste-makers” who seek to mold human beings and society into their image, to serve them – but he also celebrates individuality and the power to resist and ultimately defeat the evil influence. He celebrates the essence of humanity. Read his words, then go forth, reawakened with a sense of purpose.

James BraveWolf: "We were an experiment. And now our usefulness is over. We are alone in the laboratory. But before the lights are turned off and we fall into dust and mold, they are using the very last energy we have to fight their wars, and guide their stealth and drones to make all the world become like us. An Experiment.

"But I believe they will lose because they cannot build anything; they who make such skyscrapers and Nano-­technological wonders, have missed out on the fundamental building block of all life. There is no heart inside their creations. No Soul. No love. No Sun.

"In the nature of Germany and Austria something sacred reached out to me. It was then that I knew that Landscape could talk. It talked to me—Perhaps out of sorrow, perhaps out of love, it gave me a promise that one day I would return home."


ISBN: 978-1518693731
234 Pages, $14.95







CARNACKI: THE GHOST-FINDER - Coming in February 2016!

Coming in February 2016, a brand new series of horror readings performed by Dan Starkey...

Creeping out after our announcement of Dracula, Big Finish is pleased to be able to confirm details of a brand new range of audiobook readings for 2016. Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder brings to life the cases of the supernatural detective, created by writer William Hope Hodgson in 1910.

‘The Carnacki stories are fantastic,’ says producer Scott Handcock, ‘and Hodgson’s writing is so wonderfully rich and evocative, it made sense for us to bring them to life in a series of equally fantastic readings. The first six tales especially are incredibly atmospheric - a cross between Conan Doyle and MR James - as Carnacki finds himself investigating supernatural happenings in the early twentieth century.’

The classic tales will be performed by Dan Starkey (Doctor Who’s Strax the Sontaran) as Thomas Carnacki with support from Joseph Kloska as his associate Dodgson. The range is directed and produced by Scott Handcock, whose previous work for Big Finish includes The Confessions of Dorian Gray and Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus.

‘Strangely, I was working with Dan in Cardiff when I happened to mention I’d be tackling the Carnacki stories,’ continues Scott, ‘and he immediately started gushing about the character and the stories, so it was a delight when he agreed to bring Carnacki to life on audio. The language and writing is so rich, it’s great to let Dan’s performance take centre-stage, coupled with a lovely score from Ioan Morris and Rhys Downing.’

Carnacki: The Ghost-Finder collects together six of William Hope Hodgson’s original stories:

The Gateway of the Monster
The House Among the Laurels
The Whistling Room
The Horse of the Invisible
The Searcher of the End House
The Thing Invisible

All six stories will be included as part of a single volume which can be pre-ordered today for £18 on download ahead of its release in February 2016.

Please note that this release is download-only.





Clive Cussler: THE PHAROH'S SECRET (The NUMA Files) - Coming November 17!
by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown


Kurt and Joe tangle with the most determined enemy they’ve ever encountered when a ruthless powerbroker schemes to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the Pharaohs. Part of his plan rests on the manipulation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara, but an even more devastating weapon at his disposal may threaten the entire world: a plant extract known as the black mist, discovered in the City of the Dead and rumored to have the power to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

With the balance of power in Africa and Europe on the verge of tipping, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team will have to fight to discover the truth behind the legends—but to do that, they have to confront in person the greatest legend of them all: Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
List Price: $28.95
Pre-order  $20.47



CRIMSON SHORE (Agent Pendergast series) -  Arriving in book stores November 10!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


A secret chamber.
A mysterious shipwreck.
A murder in the desolate salt marshes.

A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated.

Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find something considerably more disturbing: a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton.

Pendergast and Constance soon learn that Exmouth is a town with a very dark and troubled history, and this skeleton may be only the first hint of an ancient transgression, kept secret all these years. But they will discover that the sins of the past are still very much alive. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts.
Then, a murdered corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of mysterious carvings. Could these demonic symbols bear some relation to the ancient witches' colony, long believed to be abandoned?

A terrible evil lurks beneath the surface of this sleepy seaside town-one with deep roots in Exmouth's grim history. And it may be that Constance, with her own troubled past, is the only one who truly comprehends the awful danger that she, Pendergast, and the residents of Exmouth must face . . .

Series: Agent Pendergast series
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
List Price: $27.00



CTHULHU GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL FIGURE - Arriving in comic shops November 11!

Ritual incantations from the Necronomicon may summon the most famous of H.P. Lovecraft's Elder Gods, the insanity inducing Cthulhu! Sleeping in the lost city of R'lyeh, Cthulhu has been sculpted in a safer form, a POP! Vinyl Figure!

Previously available exclusively from Entertainment Earth, this 3 3/4" tall figure of the mighty Cthulhu glows in the dark. Window box packaging.






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

FFB: Six Books Reviewed by DASHIELL HAMMETT - New!
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 56, 67 & 58 (1928)  - New!
Altus Gallery: The Adventures of H. Bedford-Jones - New!
Overlooked Films: Mickey Spilane's TOMORROW I DIE (1995) - New!
Comic Gallery: CRIMES BY WOMEN (1950-51) - New!
Pulp Gallery: MYSTERY ADVENTURE (1936) - New! 
Forgotten Books: VARNEY THE VAMPIRE -or- The Feast of Blood
Pulp Gallery: HORROR STORIES (1940)
Overlooked Films: NOSFERATU (1922) - restored version


Doc Con 18: The Werewolf's Brand Radio Play - Now online!

The Werewolf's Brand Orignal Radio Play was performed at Doc Con 18 on October 10, 2015.
It is now available online for your listening pleasure at the link below.

The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar
Kickstarter Campaign from now through November 15!
One week left to pledge!

Coming in December!


This Kickstarter is to raise funds for The Douglas Klauba 2016 Adventure Calendar. Award-winning illustrator, Doug is noted for his dramatic use of lighting in a “Heroic-Deco” style influenced by pulp magazine art and retro movie poster illustration which has earned him acclaim from collectors and clients around the world. He has always had a great passion and respect for the American Pulp Hero, and many of the illustrations here are depictions of classic characters. Almost all of these original paintings have been seen in print in the past and they are all collected together for the first time in this new Pulp Adventure calendar for the coming year.


The 2016 Adventure Calendar will contain a selection of his favorite covers from his 20+ year career, as well as some private commission work. 
(All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective owners):

Zorro, the Fox / Tales of Zorro cover art
Doc Savage, Man of Bronze / Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent limited edition cover art
The Spider, Master of Men / The Spider Chronicles cover art
John Carter, Warlord of Mars / private commission
Domino Lady / Domino Lady: Money Shot cover art
Philip Marlowe / Radio Archives Audio Box art 
John J. Mallory / Stalking the Zombie cover art
Frodo Baggins / Lord of the Rings
John Armstrong, An All-American Boy / Radio Archives Audio Box art
Blackbeard the Pirate / editorial and Spectrum selection
Space Heroine / Imagine FX magazine
The Shadow / original to this calendar






Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

 
 
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




Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 Coming 1st quarter 2016!
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

Written in 1941 but not published until 1967 - and just the second historical novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs - this is a stark tale of madness as told by a slave of the decidedly insane (consensus opinion) Roman emperor Caligula. It promises to be a very different online adventure strip.

Adaptation by Tom Simmons
Art by H.P. Lovecraft Award winner Mike Dubisch
 
 






Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee


Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each




ELISE AND THE ASTONISHING AQUANAUTS - Now available!
by Steven Welch 


The ocean is gone and Earth is a nightmare of sandstorms, death, and dust. The streets of Paris are home to terrifying creatures that hunt the few humans who survived the devastation.
Now, a twelve-year old girl and a broken hero from her father's bedtime stories are on a desperate voyage to redeem the terrible failure of The Astonishing Aquanauts and bring back the ocean.


Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Cave Branch Press
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

Paperback: $14.99
Kindle:  $3.99


The story is inspired in large part by the author's love of Doc Savage, Jules Verne, Lovecraft, and the early Stan/Jack Marvel comics. 
The story reflects the pace and sense of fun that lovers of pulp will enjoy.



Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

October 2015
Just in time for Halloween, we are pleased to present "In Amundsen's Tent" by John Martin Leahy, a classic horror story from the pages of Weird Tales.  We've also discovered some interesting connections between this story and Leahy's other work, which you will find documented in an Afterword to the story.
 
Also, in a continuation of our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England we present "Sciurus Carolinensis, Esq." and article about the squirrels that, in England's day, inhabited the Harvard Yard and environs.


September 2015
Another story from the Harvard years of George Allan England, "The Divided Letter," a romance that originally appeared in the October, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.
Also, The first Sherlock Holmes short story (and the only appearance of Irene Adler) from the July, 1891 issue of The Strand, "A Scandal in Bohemia," including all the Sidney Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


August 2015
A romantic adventure set in Morocco by A. J. Dawson, The Powder Play, as it appeared in the January, 1898 issue of Pearson’s Magazine (UK). 
Our presentation also includes the Warwick Goble illustrations, an introduction by Bob Gay and, as a part of the intro, a reprinting of an article that appeared in the
January, 1901 issue of The Bookman  that includes additional biographical information about Dawson not found in the usual sources.

And...

Continuing our reprinting of the Harvard work of George Allan England, we present “Two-Fifty An Hour - A Tragedy in One Act”  that originally appeared in the February, 1902 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine.


July 2015
In Writings
Expanding our selection of stories by Baroness Orczy, this month we introduce The Baroness Orczy Collection, which includes a biography of the Baroness and links to her stories all in one place.
And, to kick off our new addition, we have reprinted the Baroness's third published story, The Traitor --a story which seems to have never been reprinted and has nothing to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Lastly, in our continuing reprinting of George Allan England, we have put together another selection from his Harvard years, Illustrations: 3 Short Works that were originally written while he was a student and, like with the Orczy story, have never been reprinted.


June 2015
In Writings
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.

May 2015
In Writings
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss (often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing speed in an article from the  April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
 The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England - Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that originally appeared in  the October, 1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. 

April 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

February 2015
In Writings
Continuing our look at England's life and work, we present George Allan England: the Harvard Years by Bob Gay, an in-depth look at England's years as a student at Harvard, including a bibliography of his work for The Harvard Illustrated Magazine, links to stories England wrote while a student and an overview of his first published book, Underneath the Bough.

January 2015
In Writings
The 6th, and final tale of The Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Played a Three-Cornered Game" presented as it appeared in the December, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations. 
An introduction by Dan Neyer and the translation of all foreign words and phrases are included as an added bonus.

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

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

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



Girasol Collectables

SPECIAL NOTICE
That dreaded moment has come and 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.
However, we may begin retiring the less-active Replicas at any time, so don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

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:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

GOLDEN FLEECE  ($25 each postpaid)
#1 October 1938
#2 November 1938
#3 December 1938
#4 January 1939
#5  February 1939
#6  March 1939
#7  April 1939
#8 May 1939
#9 June 1939


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

#5  July 1935

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

THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG ($35 each postpaid)
#1  September 1935

#2  October 1935
#3  November 1935
#4  December 1935
#5 January 1936
#6 February 1936
#7 March 1936

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#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)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  October / November 1930                        
#2  December 1930 / January 1931
#3  February / March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

PIRATE STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
November 1934

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE ($25 each postpaid)
#1  
February 1933

SAUCY MOVIE TALES  ($25 each postpaid)
#3   December 1935 (#1 after a title change)
#4   January 1936  (#2 after a title change)
#5   March 1936
#9   July 1936
#11 September 1936

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  November 1934 [#1 after the ashcan]
#3  December 1934
#4  January 1935
#5  February 1935

#6  March 1935
#7  April 1935
#8  May 1935
#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#15 December 1935
#16 January 1936
#17
February 1936
#18 March 1936
#19 April 1936
#20 May 1936

#21 June 1936
#22 July 1936
#23 August 1936
#24 September 1936
#25 October 1936

#26 November 1936
#27 December 1936
#28 January 1937
#36 
September 1937
#39
December 1937

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#4  August 1934
#5  September 1934
#6  
October 1934
#7  November 1934
#8  
December 1934
#9  January 1935
#10 February 1935
#11 March 1935
#12  April 1935
#13 May 1935
#14 June 1935
#15 July 1935
#16 August 1935
#17 September 1935
#18
October 1935
#19 November 1935
#20 December 1935

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#23 March 1936

#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

#8  December 1935
#9  January 1936
#10 February 1936
#11 March 1936

#12 April 1936

#13 May 1936
#14 June 1936
#15 July 1936
#16
August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
#18 October 1936
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937


SPICY WESTERN STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  November 1936
#2  
December 1936 
#3   January 1937
#4   February 1937
#14 December 1937 

THE SPIDER  ($35 each postpaid)
#1  The Spider Strikes! (October 1933)
#2  The Wheel of Death (November 1933)
#3  Wings of the Black Death (December 1933)
#4  City of Flaming Shadows (January 1934)
#5  Empire of Doom (February 1934)
#6  Citadel of Hell (March 1934)
#7  Serpent of Destruction (April 1934)
#8  The Mad Horde (May 1934)
#9  Satan's Death Blast  (June 1934)
#10 The Corpse Cargo  (July 1934)
#11 Prince of the Red Looters (August 1934)
#12 Reign of the Silver Terror (September 1934)
#13  Builders of the Black Empire (October 1934)
#14  Death's Crimson Juggernaut (November 1934)
#15
 The Red Death Rain (December 1934)
#16 The City Destroyer (
January 1935)

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

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

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

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

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

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


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Editions
Now available!

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles.
These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory.
The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.


Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page.
The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior.
There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.


Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 3  DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery 4 FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES   - $130

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.





 


The Golden Age - Now online!

Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio - New!
Murphy Anderson & Carmine Infantino ~ Mystery in Space #75 ~ May/1962  
Murphy Anderson ~ Star Pirate from Planet Comics #37 ~ July/1947
Murphy Anderson ~ 1926-2015 ~ Thanks for everything Murphy!
Howard Phillips Lovecraft: Dreamer on the Nightside by Frank Belknap Long ~ Arkham House ~ 1975
MATT FOX ~ 1906-1988


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


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!
Shipping November 10, 2015!  


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
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

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.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

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!

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.




Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
Coming in January!

CUT ME IN
Ed McBain
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


WHEN A MAN’S PARTNER IS KILLED
HE’S SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT

Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered they weren’t his only lover, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency—me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...

From the pen of MWA Grand Master Ed McBain comes this unforgettable story of warring agents and Hollywood dealmaking, murder and scandal—and passions igniting in the dark of night.

 - First publication in nearly 60 years!
 - Features a brand new cover painting by legendary illustrator Robert McGinnis
 - Also featuring Now Die In It, a bonus McBain novelette from the pulps, starring private eye Matt Cordell from THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE



Coming in March!

PIMP
Ken Bruen, Jason Starr
Cover art by Michael Koelsch


THERE’S NO DRUG MORE
ADDICTIVE THAN FAME.

EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP.

Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a series based on her and Max’s life story. But even in La-La Land, happy endings are hard to come by, especially with both the cops and your enemies in the drug trade coming after you...

 - First publication ever!
 - Tenth anniversary of Bruen and Starr’s first collaboration, and first new book in the Max Fisher series since 2008
 - Two of the hottest authors in crime fiction today, Bruen and Starr have been nominated for or won almost every award in the field: the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, the Anthony, the Macavity, and more
 - BUST,SLIDE and THE MAX received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly and other major publications




Howard Andrew Jones - Now online!

The Coming of Conan Re-Read: “The Devil in Iron”  - New!
The Illustrated Press
THE ART OF DEAN CORNWALL

Now available for pre-order - Shipping in February 2016!

This spectacular new book explores the life and work of the "Dean of Illustrators" — Dean Cornwell. Unlike previous books published on the artist, this volume is FULL COLOR throughout. The book is 224 pages long (the same size as the Golden Age series of books) and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced almost exclusively from the original paintings and drawings

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

By ordering today, you will receive a copy of the book for only $44.95 plus postage.

NOTE: This book will not be offered through Amazon at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about pre-ordering the book and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen.

A Special Edition version of the book was available, limited to 100 copies.
These are presented in red slipcase with white stamped lettering, signed and numbered by Daniel Zimmer, with a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!


A FICTION HOUSE PRESS REPLICA
The Fall 1970 issue of this magazine featuring "The Great Circle" by Henry S. Whitehead, "The Doom That Came to Sarnath" by H.P. Lovecraft, "Never Bet the Devil Your Head" by Edgar Allan Poe, "A Taste of Rain and Darkness" by Eddy C. Bertin, and "The V Force" by Fred C. Smale.

Digest
5.5 x 8.5 inch
130 pages
$8.95

A FICTION HOUSE PRESS REPLICA
The March 1971 issue containing "The Nemesis of Fire" by Algernon Blackwood, "My Favorite Murder" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Holiness of Azederac" by Clark Ashton Smith, "The Ashley Premiere" by Eddy C. Bertin, "Cacillia" by Reinsmith, and "The Woman in Gray" by Walker G. Everett.

Digest
5.5 x 8.5 inch
130 pages
$8.95



The Man from U.N.C.L.E. DVD - Coming November 17!

At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) must put aside longstanding hostilities to stop a mysterious international criminal organization bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of world power. With only one lead, the agents race to find a vanished German scientist who is the key to infiltrating the organization in this cool, stylish action-adventure from director Guy Ritchie.


DVD Only
Pre-order: $18.78
List Price: $28.98


BLU-RAY+DVD+ULTRAVIOLET COMBO PACK
Pre-order:  $22.99
List Price: $44.95





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

Snake
The Challenger
Turquoise
The Interceptor


Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

Paperback Perils - Now online!

The Song of Kwasin (Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey, Meteor House 2015)
 - New!
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip Jose Farmer & Win Scott Eckert, Meteor House, 2014)  - New!
Carnacki: The New Adventures (Ed. by Sam Gafford, Ulthar Press 2014)  - New!
Flight to Opar (Philip Jose Farmer, Meteor House Restored Edition, 2015)
The Quest of Frankenstein (Frank Schildiner, Black Coat Press 2015)  
Tarzan Alive (Philip Jose Farmer, 1972)

Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!


Planetary Stories #34 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #34

COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arranged by Shelvy

BEHIND THE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . by Gerd Maximovic
Gerd's first story written in English! An injured alien sets Hans' appartment building
on fire.

ALIEN BANANA CREATURE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Senkowski
A new author takes what could be a comedy and makes it serious -- deadly serious!

A POCKET FULL OF TRICKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .by RIchard Logan
"Pocket" Jones has a very strange pocket! When he reaches into it, there's no telling what might
come out.

TIME AFTER TIME Part Two. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelby Vick
Rick's ship is surrounded by an alien fleet. Find out how he and Bloggo escape, and follow them as they turn Time upside down!

A DATE ON EARTH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Russ Bickerstaff
"I'm trying to be a nice alien. This date with a human girl is what I longed for."

STAR WARS RETURNS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jose Sanchez
An artist's four page salute to the return.

THE DUST, LIKE STARS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Martyn Osmundsen
Border patrol is inherently hazardous.


Pulp Spirit #24

COVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanks to Jungle Comics

THE WOMAN WHO COLLECTED FLIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerd Maximovic
Sophisticated tale of evil and the magic of glamour

OLD FATHER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Len Dobson
Old Father hated White Woman, had hated her all his life.

MURDER ON THE OLD SANTE FE TRAIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Nassutti
Murder intefered with his search for a swindler!

PRIVATE EYEFUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Duncan
You can't let your eyes wander!

WONDERLUST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Click for exceptional fantasy!






Fall is almost upon us, and that means the annual NJ Pulp Adventurecon draws near--an afternoon of pawing through boxes of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memoribilia, golden age comics and more! (Just like it says in the banner, but we couldn't resist repeating ourselves!)

You'll find fifty tables of swell swag at this show -- last year Robert Gould, son of pulp artist John Fleming Gould, visited and brought several magnificent pieces of original artwork for display and sale. Brendan Faulkner had his usual extensive selection of vintage movies, some of which are so rare the actors and crew don't even remember them! Gary Lovisi, the leader at Gryphon Publishing and hand-on-the-crank at Paperback Parade magazine, had his usual fine publications, and John Gunnison of Adventure House had his usual extensive stock of vintage and rare pulp magazines. Mala Mastroberte, our favorite pin-up model, was present ... and that's good enough for us, but Mala also had a selection of photos, books, and photo postcards.

For more information, watch this page (and the other pages), and join our mailing list by using the link below. While you're signing up, you might even click the link for Bold Venture Press and take a gander at our pulp reprints and new, pulp-inspired fiction by authors like Richard A. Lupoff, Gary Lovisi, John Wooley, and others.


Ramada Inn
1083 Route 206
Bordentown, New Jersey
(Just off New Jersey turnpike Exit 7)



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Assignment to Hell" by Frank Gruber from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1937
It was a clever setup - Handsome Danny Needham, gangster supreme, using a little old tin-lizzie for his bank raids. It was clever, too, the way that tin-lizzie could vanish into thin air. But G-man Smith was banking on the chance that the robber-baron was so clever he'd give himself away....

"Vengeance on Wheels" by Robert Turner from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1942

Kerry Marsh braved a killer's bullets - to fulfill a promise to the dead.

"The Case of Chips Galway" by Charlie Fuller from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1942

For three years Sergeant Kirker had been trying to crack the case of the Galway rub-out. And now, he had a chance to trap the ruthless killer. But when Kirker was ready to spring that trap, he had to stick out his own neck for bullet bait.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Pigeons from Hell by Robert E. Howard
The Horror of Frank Schildiner
The Adventures of Pat Wildman: On the Trail of the Wild Huntsman
Is He in Hell? by Win Scott Eckert

Pulp Den - Now online!

Europa Editions November Noir Crime  - New!
Lesser Evils  - New!
See You At The Fair Trading Cards  - New!
Sea Fangs
Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded  
Snake: Nest of Vipers
Ginger's Birthday  
Bootleg Broadway
         Pulp Den  

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

R.W. Daly - Seeker of the Deep
Adventure, July 1952 - review
Pulp Artist's site: Gloria Stoll Karn


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Jack Du Brul’s Philip Mercer - New!
Dr. Jules de Grandin - New!
The Masked Master Mind
James Rollins revisited
That's Pulp! by John Olsen

A Shadow radio adventure: ‘The Ghost of Captain Bayloe’- New!
‘The Spider’s Web’: A serial in 15 chapters
What’s to come…

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Bits of pulp: Amazing, whispers, a passing
Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
News from Doc Con 2015  

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

Radio Archives
Secret Agent "X" #7 Audiobook
Octopus of Crime

by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

His true face unknown, his identity forever buried in a secret government file, Secret Agent “X” came back from the dead to take on the sinister sadists and evil extortionists who prey on innocent Americans. A master of disguise who carries a non-lethal gas gun, “X” the unknown is backed by a cabal of wealthy citizens and is answerable only to the shadowy K-9 in Washington.

 
Tentacles of terror reached over the country, spreading like a hideous blight through the cities of America. The Underworld, welded together under the secret symbol of a monster of crime, was organized as never before. And Secret Agent “X,” master man-hunter, went up against a genius of crime who stooped even to the ghastly horrors of medieval torture.
 
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
 
Writer Paul Chadwick communicated the essence of the series with the horrific titles of his novels. Chadwick specialized in telling melodramatic mystery yarns saturated in an atmosphere of impending doom. The pulp editors called these menace stories. Eventually, these thrillers evolved into sub-genre known as weird menace. In Secret Agent “X”, a cloud of diabolical danger hangs over the heads of every innocent character until “X”, using his fists, his gas gun, or his loyal operatives, shatters the threat for all time.
 
No one knew who Secret Agent “X” really was. Not his readers. Not his editors. Not even his writer, conceivably. To this day in the 21st Century, his true identity is still a deep mystery. That’s keeping a secret!
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Octopus of Crime, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, September 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives


THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST: The Complete Season 2 - Arriving in retail stores November 10!

The second season of Team Quest's Nineties incarnation sees them spending less time with the sinister cyber environs of Questworld and jumping headlong back to their Sixties Spy-Fi action-adventure roots. This fresh take also carried with it a new voice cast (including genre favorites John de Lancie and Robert Foxworth) and some old faces like Pasha the peddler, Race's inamorata fatale Jade and the deadly Dr.Zin while keeping the action and pace up-to-the-minute.

As Jonny, Hadji and Jesse continue to aid Dr. Quest and Race in their globe-trotting investigations across this 3-Disc, 26-Episode Complete Second Season Collection, Team Quest must contend with marauding mummies, galloping golems, Bigfoot burglars, and deadly Zinjas dispatched by the vengeful daughter of Dr. Zin. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Surd is still lurking in the shadows, waiting for the team to let their guard down. Good thing Bandit is on guard!


"Season 1, Volume 1" came to stores in 2009 with the first 13 adventures, and "Season 1, Volume 2" became available as an MOD title in 2012 with the next 13 adventures.

Now the Warner Archive is finally following up with another manufacture on demand DVD set, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest - The Complete Season 2," with all remaining episodes in the show's 52-episode run.

These 26 tales on 3 discs will be available for $29.99 SRP, on November 10.




RED SONJA / CONAN #4 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops November 11!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Cover:
Ed Benes

Red Sonja and Conan have stormed a fortress intent on finding and stopping the wizard Kal'Ang.  They are startled to discover an even greater foe from their past.  Can their willpower match the mind of a sorcerer?  It will take more than speed and strength to save them this time, but the Cimmerian and the fire haired warrior women will never give up ... even if asked to face down a god.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Serial Squadron

Prices have been reduced to $9.95-19.95 on nearly all Squadron DVD titles.
Check them out at the link below.





The Serial Squadron
THE MASKED RIDER
Now available for pre-order - Coming in November!

THE MASKED RIDER Collector's Edition
90 years after its original release, the original masked avenger rides again!


THE MASKED RIDER
Directed by Aubrey C. Kennedy -- Produced by William Steiner -- Associate Producer Patrick S. McGeeney
Starring Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer, Edna M. Holland, Robert Taber and Boris Karloff in his first existing film footage
Restored by Eric Stedman
Music by Curandero


There is nothing like this amazing and influential serial, which introduced the “masked rider” character to the screen and preceded the film versions of both Zorro and the Lone Ranger and is wilder and more hard-hitting and realistic than either one. It commands your complete attention and never lets go. No stunt men here -- all the actors do their own riding, shooting, cliff-climbing and everything else. Shot on location at the Shamrock Photoplay Corporation studio in San Antonio, on the Medina river in Texas, and in Sabinas, Mexico.

The DVD
Film and Transfer Quality: The original nitrate image is absolutely stunning in its detail and midtones.
There are scratches on the film sometimes but they do not detract.
The finest professional (Cintel) transfer equipment available was used to create a digital version of this film.

This serial is presented in 9 half-hour chapters with the crucial action of Chapter 1, the conclusion of Chapter 2 and a scene from Chapter 10 reconstructed by a new cast (see below) and most of the original cliffhanger division points retained, and mastered on 3 DVDs with illustrated chapter menus.

DVDs are available in two editions:


THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Contains all 9 half-hour episodes and extras including a PDF version of the original script for Episode 1. Use the link below to order the complete serial on 2 disks.

ORDER THE 2-DVD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
All 9 Episodes & Extras on 2 DVDs
Ships in November 2015
 
Shipping Options Please Select OneShip First-Class Mail to USA with trackingShip to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]Ship to UN/Europe/Australia [ + $ 10.00 ]
List price: $ 49.95
Pre-order price: $ 39.95


INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES
Volumes are also available individually, 3 episodes per volume, with individual color covers which include episode notes.


THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 1: Episodes 1-3 on 1 DVD - $19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 2: Episodes 4-6 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping now
THE MASKED RIDER VOL. 3: Episodes 7-9 on 1 DVD -
$19.95 - Shipping in November 2015

Shipping Options
US First Class Mail with tracking
Ship to Canada [ + $ 5.00 ]
Ship to UK/Europe/AUS [ + $ 10.00 ]


THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #4 - Arriving in comic shops November 11!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

The secrets of the Last Illusion become intertwined with the work of writer H.P. Lovecraft. What warning did Lovecraft try to pass on to Houdini before his death? Will the shocking revelation of these secrets help the Shadow... or destroy him?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Money Master
- New!
The Condor - New!
The Time Master
The Isle of Doubt
The League of Death
The Hand

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - New international trailer features new footage!

A new international Star Wars trailer has exploded onto the web featuring a ton of amazing new footage to tide you over till December.
If you've reached the point where you don't want to see any more before you watch the film then look away now.
Otherwise, checkout the links below.



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.

Edgar Allan Poe-America's Pocket Author
Botanical Fiction Database
Thomas Lanier Williams (1911-1983)
Lovecraft and the Mass Rock
Notes on "The Colour Out of Space"
More Whip-poor-wills


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

Now available!
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, David Wong, Thomas Dunne Books, $26.99, October 6, 2015
Black Widow Forever Red, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $17.99, October 13, 2015
Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, October 27, 2015
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 3, 2015

Coming soon!
Gladiator, Philip Wylie, Dover Publications, $9.95, November 18, 2015
Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2, Jonathan Green, Abaddon, $14.99, December 1, 2015
Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent, DK Publishing, $12.99,  December 15, 2015
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $16.00, January 12, 2016
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99, January 26, 2016
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, February 2, 2016
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, March 15, 2016
The Conclave of Shadow [Missy Masters #2], Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, April 5, 2016
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2016
Captain America: Dark Design, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, April 19, 2016
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, May 17, 2016
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, May 24, 2016
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 14, 2016
The Interminables, Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, July 5, 2016
 

VOTE CTHULHU 2016 NAVY T-SHIRT - New release date - November 18!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $18.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $22.99


Weirdbook #31
Now available!

“Weirdbook returns after a 17-year hiatus under the editorship of Douglas Draa!
Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...”


John Betancourt of Wildside Press and Douglas Draa , under Paul Ganley’s stewardship, have revived the legendary magazine.
Their intention is to offer the finest in Weird, Horror, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Sword Sorcery, and even Science fiction.
The debut issue #31 is now available!

Paperback: 160 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
List Price: $12.00

Front cover: Dusan Kostic     Back cover: Stephen Fabian


STAFF
Publisher and Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Editor: Doug Draa
Production Manager: Steve Coupe


CONTENTS
CHIVAINE, by John R. Fultz
THE CITY IN THE SANDS, by Ann K. Schwader
GIVE ME THE DAGGERS, by Adrian Cole
NECROMANCE, by Frederick J. Mayer
THE MUSIC OF BLEAK ENTRAINMENT, by Gary A. Braunbeck
WALPURGIS EVE, by K. A. Opperman
INTO THE MOUNTAINS WITH MOTHER OLD GROWTH, by Christian Riley
SONNETS OF AN ELDRITCH BENT, by W. H. Pugmire
THE GRIMLORN UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, by James Aquilone
DOLLS, by Paul Dale Anderson
GUT PUNCH, by Jason A. Wyckoff
CASTLE CSEJTHE, by Ashley Dioses
EDUCATIONAL UPGRADE, by Bret McCormick
BOXES OF DEAD CHILDREN, by Darrell Schweitzer
THE FORGOTTEN, by D.C. Lozar
COFFEE WITH DAD’S GHOST, Jessica Amanda Salmonson
MISSED IT BY THAT MUCH, by Gregg Chamberlain
A CLOCKWORK MUSE, by Erica Ruppert
THE SHRINE, by Wade German
THE ROOKERY, by Kurt Newton
WOLF OF HUNGER, WOLF OF SHAME, by J. T. Glover
BRIDE OF DEATH, by Dave Reeder
MODERN PRIMITIVE, by Chad Hensley
ZUCCHINI SEASON, by Janet Harriett
THE JEWELS THAT WERE THEIR EYES, by Llanwyre Laish
THE TWINS, by Kevin Strange
PRINCESS OR WARRIOR?, by S.W. Lauden