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25 November 2016

2017 Windy City Pulp and Paper Show
April 21-23, 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is less than a half a year away. 
Our theme this coming convention is a combo of Red Circle Pulps and Gangster Mags celebration.
We have a guest that worked for the Goodman Company, but until we firm up the details, can't say much more.

Gangster magazines began with The Underworld in 1927, thereby it's 90th Anniversary. 
A genre that was heavily used by Harold Hersey. 
Which leads us into some exciting news regarding our upcoming Friday Night Auction. 
A collection of some truly remarkable pulps will be available for auction, and you can check out some of the sample issues in our newsletter
[all pulps in the newsletter will be in the auction and more] and on our Facebook and Website.


For Hotel Information/Registration information, visit the link below.
For con registration (Tables and membership), visit the link below.



Adventure House

30% Off All Pulp Replicas
Starting Friday Through Sunday
Use Coupon Code blackfriday



Adventure House
Now available!

High Adventure #151
Planet Stories Special Issue


"The Man The Tech-Men Made" by Fox B. Holden
"Sword of Tormain" by Eric Storm
and more.

Cover Art: Kelly Freas

   
7x10, 110 pages, $12.95

   

Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 And His Battle Aces #50

"The Flight of the Hell Hawks" by Robert J. Hogan
G-8 could see those Claws of Death, sharpened with hate and with the strength of steel, grasping Yank pilots from their pits and hurling them to horrible destruction. 
What was the ghastly secret that had given them life? 
How could brave men fight back at the Vultures who murdered them in the sky?


Cover Art: Frederick Blakeslee

7x10, 112 pages, $12.95



Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - January 1943

"Murder Makes the Bets" by Robert Wallace
Death is the payoff when a diabolical master of crime turns to the sport world for his field of operations and hurls a bold challenge at the Phantom! 
Follow the daring exploits of Richard Curtis Van Loan as he battles to smash a million-dollar racket.

"Maybe He’s Waiting" by James Donnelly
"Killer’s Pal" by C.S. Montanye

   
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Captain Future - Spring 1942

"Outlaws of the Moon" by Edmond Hamilton
Curt Newton leads the valiant Futuremen in the thrilling fight to preserve a priceless lunar heritage! 
Follow the World’s Greatest Space-farer, Captain Future, as he embarks on the most perilous exploits of his career.

"The Alien Intelligence" by Jack Williamson
"Guinea Pig" by Arthur K. Barnes
"The Dummy That Saved Earth" by Graph Waldeyer


Cover Artist: Earle Bergey
   
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

Wide World Adventures - September 1929

"The Vengeance of the Shark" by Albert Richard Wetjen
"Medico" by Lt. W.J. Stamper
"The Blind Boy of El Shetma" by Warren Hastings Miller
"Brown’s Tiger" by P. Chamier Tripp
"The Law of Their Kind" by Anderson McCully
"One More River To Cross" by Major George Fielding Elliot
"Shylock McLean’s Mutton Mail" by George McPherson Hunter

Cover Artist: H.W. Wesso
   
7x10, 144 pages, $14.95




Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
Status update!


The next Doc Savage-Shadow teamup should be available by Christmas.


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF KING KONG
KING KONG VS. TARZAN
Now available in softcover, hardcover and eBook editions!

BEAST-GOD VERSUS APE-MAN

The year was 1933. Filmmaker Carl Denham had captured the stupendous monster he had dubbed “King” Kong. But that was only the beginning. Denham was determined to get the dethroned ruler of Skull Mountain Island back to America, and cash in on the greatest wild animal capture in human history.

The saga of how Kong was taken in chains from his Indian Ocean kingdom to New York City has never been told. In order for the cargo freighter Wanderer to make the long transit to the Atlantic, she is forced to circumnavigate Africa—jungle home of the legendary Tarzan of the Apes!

Here is the long-anticipated clash between the Monarch of Skull Island and Lord of the Jungle.

When the largest anthropoid who ever lived encounters the savage superman raised by the great apes, will they make peace—or war?





Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF PAT SAVAGE
SIX SCARLET SCORPIONS
Now available in hardcover and eBook editions!
Coming to comic shops in February!

When a man so anemic that he could be a vampire’s victim comes to Patricia Savage for rescue, the impetuous girl can’t say no. Excitement is her meat and danger her dessert.

Accompanied by Doc Savage aide, Monk Mayfair, Pat finds herself in the worst danger of her life.
Wanted for murder, hounded by the minions of a weird mystery figure calling himself Chief Standing Scorpion, narrowly evading the hordes of the Vinegarroon tribe,
the bronze-skinned golden girl battles her way to a sinister secret cached in an ancient ruin.

From the oilfields of Oklahoma to the forbidding Ozark Mountains, the trail of scorpionic doom winds. Will Pat Savage’s first great adventure also be her last?

Softcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $34.95
eBook - $5.99


SIX SCARLET SCORPIONS is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC162212.



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
THE FRIGHTENED FISH
Now available in hardcover and eBook editions!


The deluded ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life around a New England fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to an obscure island bristling with gunmen. The trail of terror leads to the ravaged coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and who now seeks to plunge humidity into a fresh Armageddon.

Trained by the same teacher, both processed of a similar genius, Doc Savage and this malicious mastermind have fought before. And now, as the world lurches toward another global war, the Man of Bronze must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet….

Softcover - $14.95
Hardcover - $29.95
eBook - $5.99


Adventures in Bronze



THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU VOLUME 3 - Now available!

"It is said that the devil plays for men's souls...so does Dr. Fu Manchu." Glen Gordon is Dr. Fu Manchu, the villainous Oriental torturer in this fiendish '50s TV series.

The episodes feature memorable appearances by familiar character actors and supporting players and are directed by Republic serial veterans Franklin Adreon and William Witney.
Though an elaborate series of 78 installments was planned, only 13 were made.


DR. FU MANCHU, INCORPORATED: Fu Manchu joins forces with an American gangster for a daring series of bank robberies.
THE SECRET OF DR. FU MANCHU: The Devil Doctor blackmails the son of a war hero into helping him.
THE COUNTERFEITERS OF DR. FU MANCHU: The Oriental villain creates chaos in the streets by dropping counterfeit bills from the sky.
THE SLAVE OF DR. FU MANCHU: Nayland Smith, Fu Manchu's archenemy, is framed for murder by the diabolical mastermind.


Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
Video: Black & White
Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Released: November 29, 2016
Originally Released: 1956


List price: $7.98
Sale price: $5.95


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the tip!




Airship 27 Productions
THE RETURN OF THE DOMINO LADY
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce that pulpdom’s sexiest masked adventure is back in a brand new collection of her sexy exploits.  From a gang of corrupt policemen to secret Nazis saboteurs out to destroy the Los Angeles Olympics, the beautiful and wily crime-fighter has her hands full in this new quartet of tales by Gene Moyers, Brad Mengel, Robert Ricci and Paul Findley. 

“Volume One of this series was a whopping success for us,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “We couldn’t keep copies on our tables at the pulp cons.  Our readers, both men and women, are extremely fascinated by this character as there were so few female pulp heroes back in the 30s and 40s.”

Airship 27 Productions was also thrilled to reassemble the art team that made Volume One so beautiful for the fans.  Under the helm of Art Director Rob Davis, artist James Lyle delivered another twelve fantastic black and white interior illustrations while Canadian Ted Hammond offered his second Domino Lady cover; a stunning image that captures the allure and mystery inherent in this great character.

As always, lovely socialite Ellen Patrick weaves her way in and out of trouble, donning her black silk domino mask whenever injustice rears its ugly head. From the time of her father’s murder, Ellen has dedicated herself to righting wrongs.  She just does it in a most peculiar fashion becoming the pulps’ most alluring and deadly hero; the Domino Lady.


Available now from Amazon and Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Airship 27 Productions
MARK JUSTICE'S - THE DEAD SHERIFF 
Now available!

On the 10th of Feb of this year, writer/radio host Mark Justice passed away at the age of 57. During the course of his short life, he wrote dozens of great horror, fantasy and pulp action tales. One of his last creations was “The Dead Sheriff” originally released a few years ago by another publisher.

Richard O’Malley is a hard working Boston reporter in the years following the Civil War.  He is fascinated by tales of the Wild West and the colorful frontiersmen who are taming it. None captivate him more than the stories of the Dead Sheriff; a dedicated lawman who had risen from the grave to continue his mission. Taking his life savings, O’Malley embarks on a personal quest to find this mythical figure and chronicle his exploits. What he finds will make them both legends.

Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor relates the history behind this new edition.  “Prior to his death, Mark contacted us to see if we would be willing to reprint this brilliant weird western of his.  Mark, a regular contributor to our books, loved how we dress up our titles with classic pulp-like covers and use interior illustrations.  Mark wanted “The Dead Sheriff” to have that authentic pulp touch and we were only to happy to deliver.”

When the author passed away unexpectedly, Fortier was left wondering if the project would ever be completed.  “When Mark’s wife, Norma Kay, contacted me several months later, I was delighted. Norma was aware of Mark’s desire to see this new edition get done and gave us her blessing to continue with the project.  We honestly could not have done it without her.”

Fortier then assembled his art team under the guidance of Art Director Rob Davis.  Canadian Art Cooper was recruited to do the nine black and white interior illustrations and for the ghoulish western cover, Zachary Brunner was brought on board.  “When we explained to them the significance of this project” adds Fortier, “both of them were thrilled and honored to sign on in helping to keep Mark’s dream alive.  And they delivered above and beyond.  This is truly one of the most beautiful books we have ever put out.”

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring pulp fans Mark Justice’s most original creation in this new, expanded edition; the first of a brand new series starring…THE DEAD SHERIFF.

Available now from Amazon and coming soon to Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
ADVENTURES OF LANCE STAR SKY RANGER by Bobby Nash 
Now available!

Way back in 2005, Airship 27 Productions launched a new series of pulp adventures featuring aviation hero, Lance Star.  One of the four writers recruited for that first volume was Bobby Nash, who quickly found himself completely enamored with the gutsy World War I veteran flyer.  Enough so that in the subsequent three volumes that would follow, Bobby made sure to provide a new story for each.

“It was clear to us,” admits Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “that Bobby had a special love for this character.  Enough so that we transferred the copyrights to him.  Soon thereafter Bobby wrote and had published the first ever Lance Star comic book.”

When Nash approached Fortier a few years ago about publishing the first ever full length Lance Star novel, both parties were immediately on board with the idea.  That novel, tentatively titled – COLD SNAP, should be out sometime in 2017.  To promote its arrival, Airship 27 Productions has collected all four of Bobby Nash’s previously published Lance Star tales in this Kindle Only Edition.  Besides collecting those great pulp stories, this digital collection also includes the first chapter of Nash’s novel as a special bonus feature.

“We’re excited about Bobby’s plans for Lance Star,” concludes Fortier.  “We hope this collection will spur renewed interest in this great high flying hero.  Believe me, with a rising talent like Bobby Nash, the best is always yet to come.”

Available now only on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
CAPTAIN ACTION VOLUME 3 
Coming soon!

Airship 27 Productions and Captain Action Enterprises LLC are thrilled to welcome popular New Pulp writer Barry Reese to the Captain Action team.  Reese, known for his fast paced, action pulp series such as the Peregrine, Lazarus Gray and Gravedigger, will be making his debut in the third Captain Action novel from Airship 27 Productions.

Since their partnership with Captain Action Enterprises began several years ago, Airship 27 Productions has released two Captain Action full length novels; “Riddle of the Glowing Men” and “Hearts of the Rising Sun,” both by writer Jim Beard. Last year a Lady Action novelette, “The Sands of Forever” was authored by Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.

“This is a really great franchise,” said Fortier recently.  “Not only do these books appeal our pulp readers, but also to the legions of Captain Action toy collectors.  It just seemed a natural fit right from the start.  Jim Beard’s first two novels were a big hit and it’s been clear all along that our fans want more.”

Whereas Beard’s own fast rising success began to infringe on his available time, he was still hoping to get a third Captain Action novel done.  Eventually realizing that would be impossible, Beard reached out to his friend and colleague Barry Reese to see if he was available to help with the project.  After receiving approval from all parties involved, the two writers worked out their plans.

“I'm providing a full plot and chapter breakdown,” Beard explained, “as well as providing oversight for every step of the writing to insure characterization and continuity to the previous two novels.”

As for Reese, his own excitement was evident from the start.  "As a lifelong fan of the Captain Action character, I'm thrilled to be able to work with Jim in adding new layers to the legend! We've both bursting with enthusiasm about the project and I can't think of a better writer to be teaming up with!"

So there you have it, pulp fans; the first ever team up of Jim Beard and Barry Reese to bring you the third action packed Captain Action adventure in this continuing series from Airship 27 Productions and Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.  Look for the yet untitled book coming your way in early 2017.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
The Altus Press Black Friday Sale Begins!

From now until midnight on November 28—and only on www.altuspress.com—use promo code 16black25 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 28!
*This promo code will only work on purchases made on www.altuspress.com and nowhere else. Expires November 28, 2016 at midnight.



Altus Press

Running for twenty years, Popular Publications’ Dime Detective Magazine published thousands of high-quality hard-boiled stories by hundreds of authors, eventually becoming the most respected detective pulp magazine behind Black Mask. However, Dime Detective excelled at introducing long-running series characters, something Black Mask normally didn’t do. These series characters run the gamut of quirky detectives, completely unique and offbeat: the types of investigators which had never been seen before (and rarely repeated with such skill since).

Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library contains six collections of such fiction, each featuring one of Dime Detective’s long-running characters as shown below.
All six books are now available as a six book set at a reduced price.

$134.70 softcover  | $194.70 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $104.95 softcover |  $165.00 hardcover

Altus Press

Part-time detective/con artist Dean Wardlow Rock made his living as a purported fortune teller. Apparently an eccentric living encyclopedia—always using archaic words in casual conversation—this is actually a facade behind which The Dean operates in order to solve the case at hand. Written by Merle Constiner, The Dean appeared in nearly a score of stories published between 1940 and 1945 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF MARIANO MERCADO, VOLUME
1
by D.L. Champion


A Germaphobic P.I. in Mexico City who has “a taste for clothing loud as a thunderbolt,” Mercado is considered “the smartest detective in Mexico.” Battling mystery as well as the corrupt Colonel Gomez of the Federal District Police, Mercado is is the first of his kind in popular fiction.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE MARQUIS OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2
by John Lawrence


NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE RAMBLER, VOLUME 2
by Fred MacIsaac


Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.



$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



 
Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF STEVE MIDNIGHT, VOLUME 1
by John K. Butler, introduction by John Wooley


Down and out former playboy Steven Middleton Knight’s fortune was destroyed by the Depression. Now a cabbie for the Red Owl Cab Company, he never fails to take on another mystery with each new fare. Created by John K. Butler, this fast-paced, Los Angeles-based hard-boiled series was published between 1940 and 1942 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF BILL BRENT, VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis


Meet “Lora Lorne,” the love advice columnist for the Recorder newspaper… in actuality, gruff reporter Bill Brent. Created by Frederick C. Davis, Brent stumbled through 16 stories published between 1941 and 1946 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover

 
Altus Press
Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format
Featuring NEW stories by Frederick Nebel, Paul Bishop, and Kimberly B. Richardson


Three of the most historic pulp fiction magazines of the Twentieth Century are set to return to magazine format.

Update: These were available at Pulp Adventurecon and will soon be available on the Altus Press website.


This November, Altus Press will relaunch full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format.

These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades.

Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will be composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. Munsey Company, Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., and Popular Publications, Inc., along with all-new stories and articles.

Argosy features an ALL-NEW story by Frederick Nebel, along with stories by H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, Ralph R. Perry, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Norbert Davis. Argosy’s focus will remain primarily on adventure fiction.

Black Mask is highlighted by a brand new story by award-winner Paul Bishop, as well as classic hard-boiled detective stories by Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield, T.T. Flynn, Merle Constiner, Richard Sale, and Norbert Davis.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries is highlighted by a new short story by Kimberly B. Richardson. It’s rounded out by stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Arthur Leo Zagat, Frederick C. Davis, High B. Cave, Paul Ernst, Wyatt Blassingame, and Wayne Rogers, among others. Famous Fantastic Mysteries will focus on the weird fiction genre.

Each of these magazines enjoyed decades-long publications by a variety of publishers, comprising several thousand total issues. Now owned by Steeger Properties, LLC, these titles will be published on a regular schedule and in print and e-magazine formats.

These new magazines will be printed in black & white and each is heavily illustrated. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will available via the popular book and e-book vendors as well as at www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is accepting article proposals and advertising for placement in future issues.

Please contact submissions@altuspress.com to be considered for future issues.








Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in February!
Coming to comic shops February 22!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 46 (Bama Variant): "The Mystic Mullah" & "Terror Takes 7"
The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent. First, weird green soul slaves attack Manhattan, propelling Doc and his aides to faraway Asia to confront "The Mystic Mullah." Then, after a mystery box arrives at Doc Savage's headquarters, its enigmatic contents ignite a murderous chain of events in "Terror Takes 7." This classic pulp reprint showcases a striking color painting by James Bama and the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 46 (Bama Variant) is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC162211.

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 February!
Coming to comic shops February 22!

THE SHADOW Volume 115: "The Keeper's Gold" & "Forgotten Gold"
The Shadow battles gilted crime in two action-packed pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, the Knight of Darkness hunts the criminal mastermind who stole "The Keeper's Gold" and framed The Shadow for the crime! Then, "Forgotten Gold" from a lost Georgia mine mixes with red blood in a tale of vicious greed and murder! This classic pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 115 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC162213.

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:
Pulpfest 2016: #9 - The Munsey Award
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions a novel by Will Murray
The Shadow's Sanctum: Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin
Pulpfest 7 - The New Pulp Panel

Pulpfest 6: Author Barbara Doran's Readings

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS TPB - Coming in February!
Writer: Steve Bryant
Artist Name: Steve Bryant   
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant, 
Gabriel Hardman

Collecting the fan-favorite pulp heroine's Action Lab debut miniseries! When her father gains possession of a supernatural artifact, Athena Voltaire sets off on an adventure that pits her against Nazis, deadly assassins, an old nemesis, and an angry fire goddess! Written and drawn by Eisner and Manning Award-nominated creator Steve Bryant.

Full Color, 96 pages, $9.99, On sale February 1.

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS TPB is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161135.


AVENGERS OF THE MOON
by Allen Steele

New Captain Future story coming April 11, 2017!
New redesigned cover revealed!

 
Allen Steele, author of Arkwright, gives us a thrilling piece of sf pulp with Avengers of the Moon. Curt Newton has spent most of his life hidden from the rest of humankind, being raised by a robot, an android, and the disembodied brain of a renowned scientist. This unlikely trio of guardians has kept his existence a closely guarded secret after the murder of Curt's parents.

Curt's innate curiosity and nose for trouble inadvertently lead him into a plot to destabilize the Solar Coalition and assassinate the president.
There's only one way to uncover the evil mastermind―Curt must become Captain Future.


Hardcover, 304 pages, $25.99
Publisher: Tor Books




Beyond Science Fiction
The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan
First new art book in over 20 years!


ESCAPE TO THOUGHT-PROVOKING REALMS and explore awe-inspiring vistas with the incredible world premier of Michael Whelan's Beyond Science Fiction exhibition and commemorative art book.

Throughout a credentialed career spanning nearly five decades, Michael Whelan has successfully straddled the historically at-odds worlds of fine art and commercial illustration. His work represents a logic-defying blend of pop-culture-defining imagery and impassioned personal expression that resonates with sophisticated art collectors as well as with top professionals in genre media. The Riverside Art Museum, in recognizing Michael Whelan's significance as the architect of a unique genus of imaginative art that combines the detail-rich techniques of realist painting with the time-honored tradition of illustrating mankind's dreams and aspirations, is at the forefront of defining and establishing "Alternative Realism".


The book is 120 pages and available with two cover choices.
The book is available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook editions.

This Kickstarter project has already reached its goal, so do not miss out!
This project will be funded on Wed, Dec 21 2016.





BEYOND WORLDS COLLIDE - Now available!
by Jeff Deischer


Written by pulp master Jeff Deischer, Beyond Worlds Collide is the sequel to the famous science fiction novel, When Worlds Collide and its sequel, After Worlds Collide.

Beyond Worlds Collide begins a few months after After Worlds Collide ends and picks up some of dangling plot threads and answers unanswered questions, such as, What happened to the Other People?

Beyond Worlds Collide is faithful to the original two novels in style and tone, and true space opera: The themes oft he series are grand ones, the destruction of Earth, the establishing of a new home for humans and contact with alien life.

Paperback: 220 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
$15.00




 THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE #8
Now available!

The BBoB8 takes an in depth look at every Doc Savage film and TV show every proposed, completed or discussed in Doc Savage history in this mammoth undertaking by Dafydd Neal Dyar.

Dwayne Johnson has announced that he will be staring in a new Doc Savage film so the BBoB8 will follow ever clue and detail that has been announced so far in an article by Jay Ryan. 

Additionally there are articles by current Doc Savage writer Will Murray, current Doc Savage cover artist Joe DeVito and Chilean Doc Savage authority Julian Puga plus more. 

With 232 pages of informative articles about Doc Savage, this year's Big Book of Bronze will bring you up to speed on all aspects of Doc Savage in non-book-form media. 

Full color cover by Tim Faurote, rear cover artwork by Julian Puga, Cristian Diaz and Alvaro Fernandois and B&W interior.

Paperback, 232 Pages, $19.95










 


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.

There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.

This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.

Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
Price: $24.95

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


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




Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #23 (Fall 2016)
Now available!

Robert Leslie Bellem, Theodore Rocoe, Charles Dickens, Francis H. Allen, Richard A. Lupoff, Adam Beau McFarland, TJ Morris, Kevin Findley, Audrey Parente

"Dharmba" by TJ Morris
A Cleanser is dispatched to .
"Luck!" by Theodore Roscoe
All life is a gamble — A whirlpool of chance from birth to the grave …
"Theodore Roscoe: High Class Pulp Fiction" by Audrey Parente
"Homicide Hotfoot" by Robert Leslie Bellem
A tragic comedy team turns to Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, for protection from a protection racket!
"Legends of L.A." by Kevin Findley
A Hollywood hero gives the Los Angeles mob a taste of frontier justice!
"Sandstorm Circus" by Francis H. Allen
It’s the way Mary swings those cymbals that plumb corrals the heart of Dismal Jones.
"The Laddie in the Lake" by Richard A. Lupoff
A summer camp becomes a crime scene.
"Sherlock Holmes and Scrooge’s Ghost" by Adam Beau McFarlane
Had the old miser really embraced Christmas?
"What Christmas Is As We Grow Older" by Charles Dickens
The author of “A Christmas Carol” reflects …


Paperback, 7"x10", 138 pages,
$12.95




       
Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #4
Now available!

The Manchurian Menace
Authored by R. Allen Leider, Robert E. Waters, K T Pinto, Patrick Thomas
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Patrick Thomas, Edd Coutts

1942, Manchuria finds The Devil Doctor and his sinister daughter in a race with Allied and Axis agents to find as Chinese physicist who has the secret of the atomic bomb. Also in this issue, the Pink Reaper tracks a serial killer, conquistadores face certain death at the hands of Mayan cultists and detective Raphael Jones returns to find the missing parents of a very special child.


Paperback, 7"x10", 66 pages,
$6.00






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

Free Short Story! - New!
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #8 – The Curse of Capistrano
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #7 – Under the Moons of Mars
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #6 – The Man of Bronze

Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #5 – Twelve Peers

THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #77 is now available!
 
Contents
Cover: Steve Rude
"Let's Meet in Columbus, Chicago, or Phoenix" by Chuck Welch

"Casting Doc's Crew" by Tim Faurote
"An Interview with Steve Rude" by J. C. Ringgenberg
"A Solution to the Novel Puzzle" by Chuck Welch
"Pat Savage Steps Out from Doc's Shadow" by Will Murray
"The True Location of the Tunnel Terror" by Julián Puga
A review of "Glare of the Gorgon" by Mark O. Lambert
"The Bronze Gazette Interview: Howard Wright" by Terry Allen
"Doc Savage: The Spider's Web" by Howaard Wright
"The Genesis of Doc Wilde" by Tim Byrd
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

Plus
The Bronze Gazette Doc Con 2016 Program Guide

Contents
Cover: Cristian Diaz
"It's Showtime Folks"
by Chuck Welch
"Twenty Questions with Will Murray" by Jeff Deischer
"Ten Questions, Give or Take, with Joe DeVito" by Jeff Deischer
"Pat Savage Goes Solo" by Will Murray
"The Man Who First Painted Doc Savage" by Bobb Cotter
"The Sanctum Press Doc Savage Checklist"
"A Retrospective of Doc Con XVIII" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"A look Back at Doc Con XVIII" by Robert Leeper and fred Kuentz
"Doc Con Guests" by Paul R. Staff

 
Get single copies of #76 and #77 for $12 each in the USA.

It's never too early to sign up for the next three big issues coming your way in 2017!
Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

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BURNE HOGARTH TARZAN VOLUME 04: THE LOST TRIBE - Coming in March!

THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Following on from Tarzan Versus The Nazis, Tarzan in the City of Gold and Tarzan Versus The Barbarians, Tarzan - The Island Of Mua-Ao is the fourth and final exclusive volume authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden).

Hardcover, 10x13, 112 pages, Full Color, $49.95, On sale March 22.


TARZAN VOLUME 4: THE LOST TRIBE is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161991.


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Mysteries of the Worm - New!
Short Reviews – The Envoy, Her, by H.B. Fyfe
The Trail of Cthulhu
Short Reviews – The Star Saint, by A.E. Van Vogt  
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors  

Clive Cussler: ODESSA SEA - Now available!

A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo.
Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials.

At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. As the danger escalates, there’s only one man who can avert catastrophe.
From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.


Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00


COMIC BOOK CREATOR #13 - Arriving in comic shops November 30!

In COMIC BOOK CREATOR #13, the illustrative greatness of MICHAEL W. KALUTA is captured in a comprehensive interview with the artist, covering his early fans days; mastery of his signature character, THE SHADOW; development of Kaluta and ELAINE LEE's Starstruck, work with his fellow legends from the STUDIO; and Michael's work as the quintessential Vertigo cover artist!

Plus we feature an in-depth (and remarkably personal) talk with the amazing RAMONA FRADON about her 65+ years in the comic book business, whether as artist on AQUAMAN, METAMORPHO, SUPER-FRIENDS, or SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!

And, as if those features aren't enough, JAY LYNCH reveals the WACKY PACK MEN, the Topps team who created the MAD-inspired (and subversive) trading cards that influenced an entire generation!


Magazine, 84 pages, Full Color, $8.95






CONAN THE SLAYER #5 - Arriving in comic shops November 30!

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

The barbarian, the new chief, and the Kozaki raiders pursue the murderer to his hideout, Gorey Castle. When they are met by a horde of undead, Taraslan takes matters into his own hands . . . but is he in over his head? Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) team up to bring a new chapter of Conan’s story to life!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





CONAN THE SLAYER #8 - Coming in February!

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

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) continue their adaptation of “The Devil in Iron!” In his new position as chief of the Kozaks, Conan must parley with a fierce enemy lord, Jehungir Agha. But Agha wants the Cimmerian dead, so he’s planning a lethal trap that begins with a beautiful woman . . .

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 22.

CONAN THE SLAYER #8 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC160113.

 

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 2: CITY OF THIEVES TPB - Coming in April!
Kurt Busiek (Writer), Mike Mignola (Writer), Timothy Truman (Writer), Cary Nord (Pencils), Michael Wm. Kaluta (Pencils), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), Dave Stewart (Color), Richard Isanove (Color), and Tony Harris (Cover)

Showcasing the conclusion of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Cary Nord’s groundbreaking work on the series, plus the inaugurations of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this volume includes adaptations of “The Tower of the Elephant,” “The Hall of the Dead,” and “Rogues in the House.

Features the conclusion of the legendary run by Eisner Award winners Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord!
Special guest appearances by Michael Wm. Kaluta and Mike Mignola!

Conan's earliest adventures in affordable omnibus format!

Full Color, 7" x 10", 472 pages, $24.99, On sale April 19.

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC160112.






CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 1 TPB - Coming in April!
by Cullen Bunn (Author), Sergio Dávila (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Lee Bermejo (Cover)

Alone, on the brink of death, and with nothing but his sword, Conan the Cimmerian stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a band of determined Turanian hunters at his heels, the Kozaki chief hesitantly offers the barbarian refuge. As Conan's grievous wounds heal, he gains acceptance into the clan and becomes a mentor to one of the chief's two sons . . . only to discover that mortal danger is closer than ever.

Penned by superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, The Sixth Gun, Harrow County) and with art by Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja), this volume collects issues #1-#6 of the pulse-pounding series, Conan the Slayer!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 152 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale April 26.

CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC160114.





CTHULHU PREPAINTED POLYSTONE STATUE - Coming in April!

From Gecco. From the genius mind of author H.P. Lovecraft and visionary artist Paul Komoda comes the ancient deity “Cthulhu” available for the first time as a high quality prepainted 7" tall statue.This original vision of Cthulhu pushes the design to new and exciting heights. Every detail is expertly captured, from the suckers on the tentacles to the sinewy texture of the massive wings this is sure to please the most demanding collector. You can finally add this unique and powerful vision of the malevolent entity Cthulhu to your collection!

NOTE: Available only in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.

SRP: $259.00

On sale April 26.


CTHULHU PREPAINTED POLYSTONE STATUE is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC162940.




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #31 - Coming in February!
Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art/Cover), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Dean Haspiel (Writer/Art), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art), Tim Hamilton (Art), and Troy Nixey (Art)

Featuring Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle!

This month’s Dark Horse Presents offering is an issue with plenty of exciting conclusions! Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook, Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society, Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig’s The Black Sinister all come to a close.

Continuing this month are Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s paranormal crime drama Brooklyn Blood and Carla Speed McNeil’s aboriginal sci-fi Finder.
48 pages for just $4.99!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale February 15.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #31 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC160084.


DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 - Coming June 7!
Written by Chris Claremont & Bill Mantlo With Doug Moench, John Warner, Martin Sands & More
Penciled by Rudy Nebres, George Pérez & Marshall Rogers With Gil Kane, Keith Giffen, Tony Dezuniga, Pat Broderick, Ron Wilson, Joe Staton, Sanho Kim & Jim Sherman
Covers by Jeff Dekal & Earl Norem


The kung fu keeps coming in the second DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS!

Completing this never-before-reprinted series, volume two shifts focus to Iron Fist, the Living Weapon, in stories written by Chris Claremont with lush artwork by Rudy Nebres. Danny Rand battles Firebird and Dhasha Khan in a saga filled with the mystery of K’un Lun!

Meanwhile, from the ashes of the Sons of the Tiger, Bill Mantlo and George Pérez introduce Hector Ayala, the White Tiger!

Also featuring Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu; Jack of Hearts; Swordquest’s samurai action; two team-ups starring all of Marvel’s martial-arts heroes; and Claremont and Marshall Rogers’ beautiful take on the Daughters of the Dragon!

Plus: kung fu interviews, movie reviews, and more!

Collecting DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #19-33 and material from BIZARRE ADVENTURES #25.

Hardcover, Black & White,1000 pages, $125.00

DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU VOLUME 2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161092 (Dekal cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161093 (Norem cover).




DEJAH THORIS STATUE - Now available!
Art: Jason Smith (sculptor)

By popular demand, the Princess of Mars is proudly brought to three-dimensional life as the fifth entry in the brand-new “Women of Dynamite” statue line, inspired by the art of superstar artist Frank Cho (of The Mighty Avengers and Savage Wolverine fame)! Sculptor Jason Smith and the team at the Brewing Factory poured over the very finest illustrations of Dejah Thoris from Dynamite’s wildly successful library of Warlord of Mars comics to find just the right inspiration, resulting in this gorgeous statue, measuring 12” high (to the tip of her sword) and 4.5” deep, with a 6” base. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain with ABS details, each statue is individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run, and comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Let the original heroine of science fiction grace your collection with her exotic beauty!

Statue     $189.99







The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Links to Today’s Digests
- New! 
Exploring the Unknown #30 - New! 
A World Called Sunrise
Ray Palmer: Change Agent  
Arthur J. Burks’ Little America
Jeff Canja’s Popular Fiction Periodicals
R.H. Hardwick’s Special Aptitude  
Weirdbook #33

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs Presents: The Mad King
An all new web comic in our subscription lineup!


Life as a gentleman farmer in the once-wild West was hardly exciting enough for an adventurer and master swordsman like Barney Custer. So when he had the chance to make the long voyage to the land of Lutha, his mother's native land, he took it – and encountered more adventure in a few months than most people find in a lifetime.

The Mad King is set in the fictional European kingdom of Lutha, where young Custer (the son of an American farmer and a runaway Luthan princess, Victoria Rubinroth) is unaware of his royal blood, much less that he is a dead ringer for his relative Leopold, the current king of Lutha. Barney arrives just as King Leopold escapeds his ten years' imprisonment at the hands of his scheming uncle, Prince Peter of Blentz. Much to Barney's, and everyone else's confusion, he is naturally mistaken for the king, leading to numerous complications.

The fictional country of Lutha's location is, as Burroughs describes it, between Austria and Serbia. Lutha's circumstances mirror those of many Balkan nations forced to choose sides in the opening phase of the First World War.

The Mad King: a crumbling kingdom, a black-hearted regent and his diabolical cohorts, a beautiful princess trapped in a dark and dismal dungeon, sinister plots and harrowing escapes – this is what Barney Custer found and this is what awaits the reader when he begins this tale of romantic adventure from the pen of master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs – compete with swordplay and intrigue, a beautiful princess in need of rescue, a courageous American hero, a throne in danger, evil conspirators, derring-do and narrow escapes.   


THE MAD KING CREATIVE TEAM

WRITER Martin Gately Martin Gately commenced his writing career in the late 1980s working for DC Thomson on Starblazer – his first ever published story was illustrated by Enrique Alcatena. After a short stint as an editorial assistant, he left publishing behind to work in the British criminal justice system, at both the Serious Fraud Office and the Attorney General’s Office.

Returning to writing in the last few years, he was reunited with Alcatena on the Phantom: Generations story Sherwood Jungle from Moonstone Books and also The Cryptid Kid comic strip for Fortean Times, to which he is a regular contributor of articles. Gately writes the continuing adventures of Gaston Leroux’s detective character Rouletabille for the Tales of the Shadowmen series from Black Coat Press, as well as contributing to numerous other anthologies from this publisher.

Martin is also the author of the official short story prequel to Philip José Farmer’s first novel (in The World’s of Philip José Farmer Volume 4 from Meteor House). His most recent published work appears in the Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories (Mammoth Books). He is currently working on his first novel.

ARTIST Enrique Alcatena: A self-taught artist, Enrique ‘Quique’ Alcatena began his career in the 1970s as assistant of Chiche Medrano, working for Argentine publisher Ediciones Récord; his first signed work appeared in the magazine Pif Pif in 1976. In 1982 he started to work for the children's magazine Anteojito where his work was mostly surreal mythology filled fantasy. Starting from the late 1970s, Alcatena worked for British comics publisher DC Thomson on the boy’s weekly comic Crunch and the legendary digest-sized science fiction/fantasy series Starblazer.

After drawing for DC Comics the Adventures of Superman annual (1987) and the miniseries Hawkworld (1989), he worked for other American comic publishers including Marvel and Dark Horse. Among several other titles, he illustrated issues of Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Adventures of Superman, Conan the Savage, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus and Other Stories.

LETTERER Josh Aitken: Josh Aitken has provided lettering, production and design services for a variety of publishers, including Image, IDW, Moonstone and Arcana. He has also assisted many independent writers and artists on projects that were released through Kickstarter, Comixology and Amazon. He worked with Zeros2Heroes Media as an assistant editor during their "Comic Creation Nation" campaign, and his first short story "Old Friends" was a bonus story in the Phantom Generations Collection published by Moonstone Books.

Josh is now an animation and FX technical director for Keyframe Digital Productions, working on children's and live action television projects, as well as feature films. He still likes to work on the odd comic project, and comics will always be a large part of his life.

Josh can usually be found living off a steady diet of Will Eisner and Moebius, watching reruns of Batman: The Animated Series, or working on the pitch bible for a cartoon series he is creating with his brother.






EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ LAND THAT TIME FORGOT #3 - Arriving in comic shops November 30!
(Writer) Mike Wolfer (Art) Giancarlo Caracuzzo
(Covers) Mike Wolfer, Chris Scalf

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





EDGAR RICE BURROUGH'S TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 30!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

An attack on Ape City has ties to a mysterious event from Tarzan and Caesar’s childhood, and the connection reveals a battle much greater than the brothers could have imagined, not to mention new villains and heroes.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

November 2016
Turning our attention to Baroness Orczy, this month you will find “The Trappist’s Vow” reprinted just as it appeared in the April, 1899 issue of The Royal Magazine, with illustrations by the Baroness's husband, Montagu Barstow.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

We've also done some revamping of the Bob's Stuff collections and have expanded many of the annotations, giving you more information about the items and where they fall in the history of popular culture. 
We've also added a 4th collection and you will be seeing additional collections on a regular basis after the new year.


October 2016
Since a good portion of the narrative occurs on October 31st, why not curl up with "The Curse of Yig"by Zealia Brown Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft.
We've done an original layout of the story text for this reprinting and have also included lots of background information in the introduction by Bob Gay.


September 2016
Turning our attention back to the work of G. K. Chesterton, we are pleased to present the fourth Father Brown tale, "The Bolt from the Blue (The Hammer of God)," as it appeared in the November 5, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the illustrations by George Gibbs.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

August 2016
Just to prove that we have some small literary interests at FAFF, we are pleased to present to you "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as it appeared in the May 27, 1922 issue of Collier's Magazine.
Our presentation includes the illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and an introduction by Bob Gay.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


FICTION HOUSE: FROM PULP TO PANELS - Coming in April!
by Mitch Maglio (Author), Matt Baker (Illustrator), George Tuska (Illustrator), Lily Renee (Illustrator), Hames Ware (Introduction)

From sexy jungle girls to even sexier ray gun toting space women and beyond, Fiction House Comics had it all!

Now for the first time the entire history of Fiction House, the leading purveyor of Good Girl art during the Golden Age of Comics, is told in a single volume!

Stuffed with breathtaking cover reproductions, original artwork and full length stories, "Fiction House: From Pulp to Panels" tells the story of one of the most successful publishers through the works of legends such as Matt Baker, George Tuska, Lou Fine, Bob Lubbers, and Lily Renee.


Hardcover, Full Color, 300 pages, $49.99, On sale April 12.

FICTION HOUSE: FROM PULP TO PANELS is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC160594.


FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS #4 (OF 5) - Coming in February!
Writer: Jeff Parker & Jesse Hamm
Art: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover A: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover B: 
Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover C Subscription: Roberto Castro

Superstar JEFF PARKER (Future Quest) returns to FLASH GORDON, alongside the astounding team of JESSE HAMM & GRACE ALLISON!
It’s going bad. REAL bad. Quantum breaches, shifting continents, hordes of Beast-Men on the loose. But whenever all hope seems lost, MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN always has an ace up his sleeve…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 1.

FLASH GORDON: KING'S CROSSING #4 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161547 (Hamm cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161548 (Nelson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161549 (Subscription variant cover).

   
 
  



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Artist Peter Stan imagines the world of Robert E. Howard

Screen savers, t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, window decals, posters, mouse pads, art prints, blogs, newsletters and more!

Artist Peter Stan has imagined the world of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian and created striking images from many of his finest stories.
These hi-resolution images are available for download for $4.99 each.

The images can be used for phone wallpapers, monitor screen savers, t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers,
greeting cards, window decals, posters, mouse pads, art prints, blogs, newsletters and more.

Images are available for the following REH stories



FRAZETTA'S BARBARIAN COLLECTIBLE MASK
LIMITED EDITION - ONLY 100 PIECES WORLDWIDE

Now available for pre-order!

From Torro Studios, comes the "Frazetta's Barbarian" Limited Edition collectible mask, based on one of the most iconic images in sci-fi / fantasy history. A career sculptor and portrait artist, Torro spent decades as a hired gun for film, T.V. and private collectors creating ultra realistic statues, busts and stunt masks. His skill for capturing likenesses and his love for Frazetta's art, converged to finally bring The Barbarian to life. 

  • All are individually handcrafted, so each is an original piece of art. Every contour, wrinkle is matched line for line with the original painting. It's basically a wearable museum display bust.
  • Using a special formulation of skin-like and pre-colored natural latex, each thick but soft mask goes through an elaborate paint and hair process. No detail is spared even down to the hand laid eyebrows that help create the menacing scowl.
  • It features a high quality, human/synthetic blend, lace front wig. When you part the hair it looks like a real scalp. The wig also makes up the back half of the mask, allowing for ventilation and stretches to comfortably fit over most head sizes.
  • The polished, solid brass replica, double hoop earrings are almost identical in size to the original and add the finishing touch.
$2400.00
SALE PRICE: $2200.00

Frazetta Girls   Frazetta Girls - Collectible Mask  
 

 

 



The Golden Age - Now online!

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!
N.C. Wyeth illustrating Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island
Some Great Pulp Covers - 1930's - 40's ~ Art By Belarski, Rozen, Saunders, Anderson, Ward, Howitt and others
Some Great Paperback Book Covers ~ art by Rudolph Belarski and others...but mostly Belarski


THE GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF THE DEMON #2 (of 4)  - Coming in February!
Writer: David Liss
Art: Kewber Baal
Cover A: Moritat
Cover B: Anthony Marques

There’s a new hero in town – and it isn’t Britt Reid! The Swashbuckler’s showing up the Green Hornet at his own game—but the cavalier vigilante has made Britt suspicious of his motives. Is the Swashbuckler a real hero? Or is one of the Hornet’s foes playing a far more subtle game?
 
Meanwhile, the demonic kingpin of crime—Demone—has his own nefarious plans…and they spell doom for our distracted heroes!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 1.

GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF THE DEMON #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161555 (Moritat cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161556 (Marques cover).




Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available!

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.






H.P. LOVECRAFT REANIMATOR TALES GN
(W) H. P. Lovecraft & Various (A/CA) Terry Pavlet

Re-live H.P. Lovecraft's most famous stories. Originally known as Grewsome Tales and later dubbed Herbert West: Reanimator are presented here as newly edited versions. Plus, an all-new Reanimator tale and script for the audio version of "From the Dark" are presented as well as Lovecraft's essay, "Supernatural Horror in Literature."

Softcover, 7x10, 148 paeges, B&W, $14.99, On sale February 22.


H.P. LOVECRAFT REANIMATOR TALES is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161498.




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #54 - Now available and arriving in comic shops November 30!
(Writer/Art) Various

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

Magazine, 112 pages, Full Color, $15.00






Illustrated Press
The Art of Jon Whitcomb
Now available for pre-order!
Scheduled to ship in February!


Scheduled to ship in February 2017, this spectacular new book explores the life and work of one of America's greatest illustrators — Jon Whitcomb.

Founder of the legendary Cooper Studio, and a founding member of the Famous Artists School, Whitcomb was a master of glamour and was the leading "boy-girl" artist in the slick magazines of the day. His clean and graphic style influenced an entire generation of illustrators. This volume is printed in FULL COLOR throughout and features over 300 illustrations. The book is 224 pages long and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful images reproduced from vintage tear sheets, rare photographs, and original paintings and drawings. A complete preview of the book is available at the link listed below.

Limited to 1000 copies. 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium low-gloss stock, hardbound with dust jacket. $44.95 (U.S.)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE STANDARD EDITION

A Special Edition, presented in a slipcase and limited to just 100 copies signed and numbered by the author Daniel Zimmer, is also available for $64.95 (U.S.)


CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE SPECIAL EDITION




JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION VOLUME 02 GOLDFINGER 1960-1966   - Coming in March!
(Writer) Ian Fleming & Various

James Bond returns to action in six thrilling adventures, starting with 007's encounter with the titular Auric Goldfinger, the man with the Midas touch.

Also included are Risico, From A View To A Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With The Golden Gun and The Living Daylights, each of which has been painstakingly restored to create the highest quality reproduction of the original Express Newspapers' strip available.

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, B&W, $39.95, On sale March 29.


Note: Previews lists this as a softcover, but I believe that is an error.

JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION VOLUME 2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161990.


JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #2 (of 6) - Coming in February!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Cover: Mike Perkins

It was supposed to be an easy mission. Hot on the trail of a Russian agent in Tokyo, Felix Leiter is unwittingly drawn into the investigation of a major terrorist attack when a suicidal cultist releases a bio-weapon in Shinjuku. Now Felix and Tiger Tanaka – the Japanese James Bond – must track down the villainous cult leader responsible, and unravel the mystery behind their deadly new biological weapon…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 8.

JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161558.



JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #5 (of 6) - Coming in February!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Kraken’s trap is sprung—and M and Moneypenny are caught in its jaws! As the Royal Navy moves in to retaliate, James Bond leads a covert Special Boat Squadron unit on a suicide mission to infiltrate a nuclear reprocessing facility. But time is running out. The nukes are flying, and death is only a trigger-pull away…

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 15.

JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #5 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161560.



James Rollins: CRASH AND BURN: A Sigma Force Short Story - Now available!

On a transatlantic flight, the two black sheep of Sigma Force--Seichan and Kowalski--must set aside their mutual dislike as a mysterious fiery force knocks their aircraft out of the sky. This unlikely duo must use every skill, weapon, and bit of ingenuity to survive a night on a remote volcanic island, where their only refuge is the haunted, bat-plagued grounds of a seemingly deserted resort. But something horrific awaits the two, something born of the latest science but rooted in our basest human instincts. To survive they will need to learn to work together--but even then, it may be too late.

Included with this short story is a sneak peek at The Seventh Plague, which raises the question: If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened, could they happen again? The frightening answer: Yes.


Kindle Price: $0.99
Kindle  


JOHN CARTER THE END #1 - Coming in February!
(Writer) Brian Wood, Alex Cox (Art) Hayden Sherman (Covers) Garry Brown

THE DEATH OF MARS! 
Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll. Conflict burns across the landscape of Barsoom.
A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. 
A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for a lost son.
How could they be Mars' last hope?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 8.

JOHN CARTER THE END #1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161521 (Brown cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161522 (Doe cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161523 (Rubi cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161524 (Hardman cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161525 (Tan cover).









KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #8 - Coming in February!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

It's Kong vs. Kong as they tear through Skull Island, fighting to the death.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 15.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #8 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161407.





Kong: ART AND MAKING OF KONG SKULL ISLAND HC - Coming in March!

In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

The Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island goes behind the scenes and reveals how this monster-sized production was brought to the screen. Featuring incredible concept art and on-set photography, this deluxe book is a rare treat for fans as key cast and crew tell the story of how Kong was given a whole new lease of life.


Hardcover, 11x10, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95, On sale March 8.

ART AND MAKING OF KONG SKULL ISLAND is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161993.


KONG SKULL ISLAND OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION MMPB - Coming in March!
(Writer) Tim Lebbon

In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Softcover, 4x7, 320 pages, B&W, $7.99
, On sale March 15.

KONG SKULL ISLAND OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161994.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Doctor Strange 2016 Movie Review
The "Lost" Adventures of the Lone Ranger
The Value of Dust Jackets


Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 18, by Walker Martin: THE IMPORTANCE OF FRIENDS

JONATHAN LEWIS: Music I’m Listening To, Halloween Edition: Original Sound Track – THE DUNWICH HORROR (1970)
A Pulp Fiction Mystery Review by Walter Albert: PAUL MALMONT – The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Protectors

The Centipede (Villain)
Super Incorporated
The Hood
PAPERBACK PARADE #95 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #95, our thirtieth anniversary issue, is just out!
The latest issue of the FULL COLOR rare and vintage paperback collectors magazine is chock full of great covers and articles.

This quality digest size magazine is 100 pages, full color, and includes a look at H. Rider Haggard and his adventure novel SHE, also True Grit, The Paperback Family Tree, rare UK Curtis paperback-size books, the Pioneer's of Porn, Hardboiled Paradise: Al Fray, news, ads, letters, more, as new, $15 + postage.


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 Robert Weinberg (1946–2016) Tribute
 “She: The Eternal Romance of Ayesha” by Gary Lovisi
 “Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
 “The Pioneers of Porn” by John Keyes
 “Curtis Books: The Short-Size Series” by Tom Lesser and Gary Lovisi
 “American Vintage (1939–1955) Paperback Family Tree” by Jim Fitzpatrick
 “Rooster Cogburn Rides Again” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “A Book that Doesn’t Exist” by Wally Green
 “Hard-Boiled Paradise: The Paperbacks of Al Fray” by Gary Lovisi


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES: Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item. International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.



 

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #5 (OF 6) - Coming in February!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau

Cover A: Raymund Bermudez
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C Subscription:
Subscription Variant

Kulan Gath’s Tournament of Death pits Red Sonja against John Carter of Mars as the Pathfinder heroes struggle to wrest the Scepter from Empress Camilla and her inter-dimensional alliance of vile villains! As secret armies boil from the arena’s understructure, the heroes learn that immortal villains live forever for a reason, while heroes die all too easily. Co-starring John Carter, Red Sonja, Tars Tarkas, and more! Written by Pathfinder publisher Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain) with art from Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub). Contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map!

Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99, On sale February 22.

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #5 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161575 (Bermudez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161576 (Mandrake cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161577 (Subscription Variant cover).





Covers not available!

POP CONAN THE BARBARIAN CONAN BLOODY PX VINYL FIGURE - Arriving in comic shops November 30!

Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian is one of the seminal figures of sword and sorcery fiction, an inspiration to a century of writers and artists. Befitting his stature, Funko brings Conan to their POP! Vinyl Figure line with two new figure available exclusively through PREVIEWS! The Bloody Conan figure depicts the barbarian in the aftermath of battle!

The figure stands 3 3/4" tall and sports the fan-favorite Funko style! Window box packaging.

NOTE: Available US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, S. Africa, United Arab Emirates, India, and Argentina.
Figure    $10.99





PRE-CODE CLASSICS: TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET HC VOLUME 01 - Coming in April!
(Art) Al McWilliams & Various

This is SF as it should be, with "space" substituted for "science." Here we see the wonder and unbelievable expanse of the cosmos that surrounds us, ringed planets and moons, space pirates, lost races, and even a spaceship graveyard, This book is for every boy that lives secretly inside every man who ever marveled at the saucer spaceship in Forbidden Planet. Collects Dell Four Color #378 (#1) February 1952, #400 (#2) May 1952, #421 (#3) August-October 1952 and Dell Tom Corbett, Space Cadet #4 Nov/Jan 1953, #5 Feb/Apr 1953, #6 May/Jul 1953, and #7 Aug/Oct 1953.


Hardcover, 7x10, 252 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale April 26.

PRE-CODE CLASSICS: TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET VOLUME 1 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161850.






On to Pittsburgh!

Over the last few months, the PulpFest organizing committee has been searching for a new venue. We’ve explored such cities as Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Mobile, Akron, and Louisville. After eight enjoyable years in Columbus, Ohio, it was time for a new home. We are happy to report that we’ve found a fantastic new venue in Pennsylvania, just nineteen miles north of the exciting city of Pittsburgh.

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2017 post card features the work of artist John Newton Howitt. His painting was originally used as the cover for the April 15, 1934 number of Popular Publications’ DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE. We’ll be updating our cards soon to reflect today’s exciting announcement.)


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Married to Murder" by Norman A. Daniels from POPULAR DETECTIVE, March, 1949
Wealthy Dan Adair had ideas about the murder of his brother, but when he married the suspected killer, folks wondered!

"Caveman Stuff" by Samuel G. Camp from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 15, 1918

A boxing manager and his fighter run into trouble with a mysterious woman.

"The Phantom of the Blue" by Joe Gregg from POPULAR SPORTS MAGAZINE, Spring (April), 1946
"Spook" Smith has his reasons for not wanting to mix it on ice - and it takes a canny sports writer to make him click!



Pulp Adventurecon
February 11, 2017!

Pulp Adventurecon 2017 fast approaches!
February 11, 2017
For Lauderdale, Florida
Universal Palms Hotel


Pulp Adventurecon returns to the Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida for another afternoon of Golden Age comic books, Pulp Magazines, Big Little Books, Old-Time Radio, movie memorabilia, vintage pin-ups and much more!

25 vendor tables filled with great stuff, and plenty of knowledgeable collectors ready to talk about their favorite characters, authors, genres, and what-not!

If you stay overnight at the Universal Palms Hotel, use the special codeword "pulp" to receive the $109 room rate.

 



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Dum-Dum 2016 – Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Coldwater Connection
Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Damp Fedora - New!
Realms of Edenocht - New!
Jason's Duty - New!
Writers In The Modern Age
The Tramp
Hold On! Tomorrow
Six Scarlet Scorpions

         Pulp Den  

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

Arthur S. Hoffman - Profile of Fritz Duquesne, adventurer - New!
Pulp AdventureCon 2016
Dee Linford - Western Author, Journalist, Technical Writer
Kindle edition of Richard Matheson's classic vampire story, I am Legend $2 at Amazon.com 


The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

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


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘The Shadow’: a review of the 1994 movie, part 2 - New!
‘The Shadow’: a review of the 1994 movie, part 1
The Spider #35: ‘Satan’s Sightless Legion’
Perry Mason novels: #23 and #24
‘Man With the Steel Whip’: a serial in 12 chapters
TMM#2: Dark Accusations
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Have a pulpy Halloween
Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016
Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more
Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
The Infernal Buddha

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

Now available!

Men called it the Buddha’s Toe—a relic so terrible it was kept sealed in a strongbox few dared open. Those who did dare, perished—shriveled up like fruit in the tropical sun, all vitality and life-force sucked out of them by a thing whose thirst for human souls was insatiable.

What kind of treasure would motivate plutocrats and pirates alike to vie for the power invested in this unholy thing? What could be gained by unleashing it upon the world? Only superman-scientist Doc Savage understood the real threat, but to stop it he would have to become the Buccaneer of Bronze!

From cosmopolitan Singapore to the barbaric waters of the Yellow Sea, Doc Savage plunges into a desperate struggle for control of the Infernal Buddha—before it consumes the planet!
 
Michael McConnohie gives a commanding performance reading this enthralling thriller.

 
10 hours - $19.99 Download / $39.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
The Spider #20 Audiobook
Reign of the Death Fiddler

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

Now available at 50% off!

Exactly at eleven-thirty each Thursday night the Death Fiddler conducted his unholy orchestra in a symphony of murder which sounded the doom of some marked victim. A master of the grotesque, he held an entire city in the strangle-hold of a helpless terror; even the forces of the Law stood in shuddery, superstitious fear of this new destroyer. And then the Spider, Master of Men, modern knight-errant of mankind, rose up against him! But the Spider, too, was baffled; not all Richard Wentworth’s efforts seemed enough to destroy this new, this ugliest of all Hydra heads rearing out of the noxious slime of the Underworld...

 
For ten grim years, the Spider battled the Underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Spider crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, the Spider was known as the Master of Men.
 
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with New York Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also a dedicated lawman sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.
 
Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Reign of the Death Fiddler with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, May, 1935.

 
Specially priced until December 1st.
5 hours - $4.99 Download / $9.99 Audio CDs


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
50% Off eBooks!


This newsletter, the Anniversary Celebration spotlight is on eBooks!
546 eBooks are 50% off. Whether you are experiencing one of our eBooks for the first time or completing your collection, this is the sale of the year.
The spotlight on eBooks ends December 1st.

Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Spider #116 eBook August 1943
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Meet the Spider! by Will Murray
 
A Book-length Spider Novel
The Spider And The Criminal Horde by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
A new Crime Corporation comes into being when the diabolical mind of the Masked Man tries to enforce his ruthless plan on a Big City, using terror and murder as his weapons. Into the master planner’s bloody little kingdom of crime plunges the Spider, and with Nita to aid him, he faces the most incredible odds of his adventurous career in a fierce battle to annihilate the mystery man who tries to take over a city of six million people for ruthless exploitation — in the name of the Spider!
 
Death Stops The Press! — A Thrill-Packed Story by Jerry Wing
Editor Ford Keyborn needed a front page story — and the body in the morgue wanted Justice!
 
Danger — Murder Ahead! — An Ed Race Story by Emile C. Tepperman
Only expert Ed Race was fast enough on the trigger to cope with the ruthless death that struck with the speed of a fast express train.
 
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
The Spider and the American Spirit.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99


Radio Spirits
Superhero Origins: Three Classic Serials
Now available!


Classic Serials Featuring Classic Crimefighters!

1.) Batman: The 1943 Serial Collection
(1943) - B&W - Not Rated

See how BATMAN really began!

Watch as mild-mannered Bruce Wayne (Lewis Wilson) becomes Batman, the classic superhero who, with Robin (Douglas Croft), protects Gotham City from the evil schemes of Dr. Tito Daka (J. Carrol Naish). Packed with adventures involving a radium-powered death ray, a deadly alligator pit, electronic zombies, and even the original Bat Cave, this serial is a must-have for any fan of the Caped Crusader!

2.) Batman and Robin: The Complete 1949 Movie Serial Collection
(1949) - B&W - Not Rated

Join superheroes Batman (Robert Lowery) and Robin (John Duncan) as they help Commissioner Gordon (Lyle Talbot) battle the Wizard, a villainous madman who steals a top-secret remote device that allows him to control all of the moving vehicles in Gotham. Between The Wizard trying to destroy them and Bruce Wayne's love interest Vicky Vale (Jane Adams) working to uncover their identities, The Dynamic Duo careen from one nail-biting cliffhanger to the next as they set out to save Gotham and foil The Wizard's plan for world domination.

3.) The Shadow
(1940) - B&W - Not Rated

With dynamited railroads, wrecked airplanes and blown-up industrial plants, nothing is safe from the machinations of the secret mastermind of the underworld known only as The Black Tiger. Enter the black garbed, masked figure known as The Shadow, a mysterious force for law and order. Disguised as Lamont Cranston (VICTOR JORY), he sets his agents into action to combat this evil. But the police are convinced that the Black Tiger and The Shadow are one and the same. With both the hoodlums and the police gunning for The Shadow, Cranston is in for the fight of his life. His beautiful assistant, Margo Lane (VEDA ANN BORG) is in constant peril as well. Right out of the air waves and magazine stories comes the mysterious Shadow to do battle with an enemy who can become invisible! Can he triumph over this unseen evil? Directed by James W. Horne.


Duration: 14 hours
Media: DVD
Price: $14.98



RED SONJA #2 - Coming in February!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover: Nick Bradshaw
, J. Scott Campbell, Brandon Peterson, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mel Rubi

Red Sonja is on the loose in the Big Apple—and the followers of Kulan Gath are determined to track her down. But they underestimate the She-Devil; she’s adapting quickly to her new surroundings with the help of some new allies that include Max, a New York City cop with a secret past...

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale February 8.

RED SONJA #2 is solicited in the December PREVIEWS (Available November 30).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161578 (McKone cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161579 (Campbell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is DEC161580 (Cosplay cover).






SARGASSO #3: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies - Now available!

The third issue of SARGASSO: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies is now available.

This issue includes more articles about Hodgson's life and work as well as fiction, poetry and art inspired by this legendary writer.

Contents include:

“A Particular Phase of Constructive Thought: Hodgson’s Theory of Novels” by Joseph Hinton
“Utter Quiet in All the Land: A Recurring Motif” by Ryan Jefferson
“The House on the Borderland: The Ultimate Horror Novel” by Liam Garriock
“Ye Hogge”: Liminality and the Motif of the Monstrous Pig in Hodgson’s “The Hog” and The House on the Borderland” by Leigh Blackmore
“The House on the Burren: The Physical and Psychological Foundations of The House on the Borderland” by Joseph Hinton
“Terminal Eden: The Last Redoubt and the Closure of History” by Brett Davidson
“The Beautiful Mirdath” by Charles Danny Lovecraft
“From a Mariner on the Glen Carrig”
“Night Land—And What I Saw” by Charles Lovecraft “Corpse-Light” by Josh Reynolds
“A Hideous Communion” by James Gracey


Paperback, 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches, 152 pages, $18.95




THE SECOND CTHULHU MYTHOS MEGAPACK - Now available!

Collected here for you, a sampler of stories & poems set in or related to the “Cthulhu Mythos,” as conceived by H.P, Lovecraft, expanded on by the “Lovecraft Circle” and endlessly expanded on by current writers up to the current day.

Included are:

INTRODUCTION, by Shawn Garrett
DREAMS OF YITH, by Duane W. Rimel (Poem)
OUT OF THE AEONS, by H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald
FISHHEAD, by Irvin S. Cobb
WHEN CHAUGNAR WAKES, by Frank Belknap Long (Poem)
THE MOUND, by H.P. Lovecraft and Zelia Bishop

THE THING ON THE ROOF, by Robert E. Howard
THE ISLE OF DARK MAGIC, by Hugh B. Cave
THE SECRET IN THE TOMB, by Robert Bloch
THE HORROR FROM THE HILLS, by Frank Belknap Long
THE TERRIBLE PARCHMENT, by Manly Wade Wellman
THE SHAMBLER FROM THE STARS, by Robert Bloch
THE DIARY OF ALONZO TYPER, by H. P. Lovecraft and William Lumley
HYDRA, by Henry Kuttner
THE SUICIDE IN THE STUDY, by Robert Bloch
MARMOK, Emil Petaja (Poem)
THE INTRUDER, by Emil Petaja
OUT OF THE JAR, by Charles A. Tanner
SKYDRIFT, by Emil Petaja
ANONYMOUS, by George T. Wetzel
WHY ABDUL ALHAZRED WENT MAD, by D.R. Smith
CAER SIDHI, by George T. Wetzel
DEAD OF NIGHT, by Lin Carter
DEATH OF A DAMNED GOOD MAN, by Avram Davidson
MEDUSA'S COIL, by Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop
PERCHANCE TO DREAM, by Lin Carter
THE WINFIELD HERITENCE, by Lin Carter
THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND, by Multiple Authors (Novel)
THE LAST HORROR OUT OF ARKHAM, by Darrell Schweitzer


Kindle Price:    $0.99

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Stars Promise Death
 
The Robot Master  
Merry Mrs. MacBeth

The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


THE SUPERNATURALS - Now available!
by David L. Golemon 


Built at the turn of the twentieth century by one of the richest and most powerful men in the world tucked away in the pristine Pocono Mountains, Summer Place, a retreat for the rich and famous, seems the very essence of charm and beauty, “a scene borrowed from a wondrous fairytale of gingerbread houses, bright forests, and glowing, sunny meadows.”

But behind the yellow and white trimmed exterior lurks an evil, waiting to devour the unwary...

Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy’s investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with the event. But Summer Place has other plans...

As Summer Place grows stronger, Kennedy, along with the paranormal ghost hunting team, The Supernaturals, sets out to confront...and if possible, destroy...the evil presence dwelling there.


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.6 inches
$26.99



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

Strange People on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Weird Forces on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Vampires and Corpuscles - New!
Robots and Men in Iron on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Spiders on the Cover of Weird Tales
Gorillas on the Cover of Weird Tales
Who Do They Root For?
Conan on the Cover of Weird Tales


WEIRDBOOK #33
Now available and recommended!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 16 x 9 inches, 80 pages, $12.00

Table of Contents

Fiction
The River Flows To Nowhere by John R. Fultz
The Amnesiac’s Lament by Scott R Jones
Trance Junkie By Bruno Lombardi
Bad Faith by Will Blinn document page 56
Dwelling of the Wolf by Franklyn Searight
The Ruby Palace by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
The Screams at the Keyhole by Garrett Cook
Diary of an Illness by C. M. Muller
Teatime with Mrs. Monster by James Aquilone
Train to Nowhere by Adrian Cole

Poetry & Prose
A Cure for Unrequited Love by Donald W. Schank
The Owl by S. L. Edwards
Bathory in Red by Ashley Dioses
Blood Siren's Alcove by Ashley Dioses
The Woodland funeral by K.A. Opperman
The Lady in Scarlet by K.A. Opperman
The Ghost Carriage by K. A. Opperman
Hymn to Shub-Niggurath by Darrell Schweitzer

Noctuary of Sfatlicllp by Frederick J. Mayer
Sfatlicllp's Ghoul by Frederick J. Mayer
Nile Lamia Recalls by Frederick J. Mayer







18 November 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

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


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
Status update!


King Kong vs. Tarzan is expected out in softcover by early December and the next Doc Savage-Shadow teamup should be available by Christmas.


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF PAT SAVAGE
SIX SCARLET SCORPIONS
Now available in hardcover and eBook editions!

When a man so anemic that he could be a vampire’s victim comes to Patricia Savage for rescue, the impetuous girl can’t say no. Excitement is her meat and danger her dessert.

Accompanied by Doc Savage aide, Monk Mayfair, Pat finds herself in the worst danger of her life.
Wanted for murder, hounded by the minions of a weird mystery figure calling himself Chief Standing Scorpion, narrowly evading the hordes of the Vinegarroon tribe,
the bronze-skinned golden girl battles her way to a sinister secret cached in an ancient ruin.

From the oilfields of Oklahoma to the forbidding Ozark Mountains, the trail of scorpionic doom winds. Will Pat Savage’s first great adventure also be her last?


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
THE FRIGHTENED FISH
Now available in hardcover and eBook editions!


The deluded ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life around a New England fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to an obscure island bristling with gunmen. The trail of terror leads to the ravaged coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and who now seeks to plunge humidity into a fresh Armageddon.

Trained by the same teacher, both processed of a similar genius, Doc Savage and this malicious mastermind have fought before. And now, as the world lurches toward another global war, the Man of Bronze must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet….

Softcover - $14.95
Hardcover - $29.95
eBook - $5.99


Adventures in Bronze



THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU VOLUME 3 - Now available!

"It is said that the devil plays for men's souls...so does Dr. Fu Manchu." Glen Gordon is Dr. Fu Manchu, the villainous Oriental torturer in this fiendish '50s TV series.

The episodes feature memorable appearances by familiar character actors and supporting players and are directed by Republic serial veterans Franklin Adreon and William Witney.
Though an elaborate series of 78 installments was planned, only 13 were made.


DR. FU MANCHU, INCORPORATED: Fu Manchu joins forces with an American gangster for a daring series of bank robberies.
THE SECRET OF DR. FU MANCHU: The Devil Doctor blackmails the son of a war hero into helping him.
THE COUNTERFEITERS OF DR. FU MANCHU: The Oriental villain creates chaos in the streets by dropping counterfeit bills from the sky.
THE SLAVE OF DR. FU MANCHU: Nayland Smith, Fu Manchu's archenemy, is framed for murder by the diabolical mastermind.


Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
Video: Black & White
Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Released: November 29, 2016
Originally Released: 1956


List price: $7.98
Sale price: $5.95


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the tip!




Airship 27 Productions
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE VOLUME 1
Now available!

High atop the Clarion Tower, a blinking red light begins to pulse signaling one of New York City’s most illustrious, vigilante heroes, the Phantom Detective.  In reality, he is Curtis Van Loan, a debonair playboy millionaire well known in the society columns of all the major dailies. What is hidden from the public is Van Loan’s dedication to law and order. A decorated combat pilot during World War I, he is an expert fencer, ju-jitsu master and speaks a dozen foreign tongues fluently.

Hidden in his Park Avenue penthouse is a secret closet in which are found clothing of all descriptions and sizes.  Along the wall are weapons; automatic rifles, sub-machine guns. There is also a miniature lab along with an extensive make-up kit that allows him to don different faces as his mission requires.  Forget the silly Top Hat featured on the old pulp covers, while in action the Phantom Detective wore a belted topcoat, a fedora and black domino mask. He carried a .45 automatic and a hidden knife in his left sleeve.

“The Phantom Detective was another of those great B characters,” offers Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “His were more straight forward detective tales.  Unlike the other masked avengers, he had no supernatural abilities and relied on his wits to solve the crimes he tackled from month to month.”

One of the hallmarks of the Phantom Detective pulp magazine were its popular “giant head” composition covers wherein smaller figures were depicted n the lower foreground  while behind them was the looming giant head of the hero in his mask and trademark top hat.  In recruiting the amazing Pat Carbajal to do this cover, Art Director Rob Davis, worked with the artist to pay homage to those old classic compositions; including using the same logo brand above the picture.  Interiors were provided by artist Andrew Ritchie.

“The idea of doing a traditional Detective Phantom cover was too tempting to pass up,” adds Fortier.  “But this time, we were committed to showcasing the hero as he appeared in the actual stories, without that silly top hat. We think Pat knocked it out of the ballpark.”

Now, this popular pulp icon returns to once more battle villainy and crime in five new cases by Gene Moyers, Whit Howland, Robert Ricci and Gary Lovisi; who turns in two.  Each recaptures the fun, excitement and thrills of this classic hero from the past; the Phantom Detective.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon to Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Airship 27 Productions
MARK JUSTICE'S - THE DEAD SHERIFF 
Now available!

On the 10th of Feb of this year, writer/radio host Mark Justice passed away at the age of 57. During the course of his short life, he wrote dozens of great horror, fantasy and pulp action tales. One of his last creations was “The Dead Sheriff” originally released a few years ago by another publisher.

Richard O’Malley is a hard working Boston reporter in the years following the Civil War.  He is fascinated by tales of the Wild West and the colorful frontiersmen who are taming it. None captivate him more than the stories of the Dead Sheriff; a dedicated lawman who had risen from the grave to continue his mission. Taking his life savings, O’Malley embarks on a personal quest to find this mythical figure and chronicle his exploits. What he finds will make them both legends.

Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor relates the history behind this new edition.  “Prior to his death, Mark contacted us to see if we would be willing to reprint this brilliant weird western of his.  Mark, a regular contributor to our books, loved how we dress up our titles with classic pulp-like covers and use interior illustrations.  Mark wanted “The Dead Sheriff” to have that authentic pulp touch and we were only to happy to deliver.”

When the author passed away unexpectedly, Fortier was left wondering if the project would ever be completed.  “When Mark’s wife, Norma Kay, contacted me several months later, I was delighted. Norma was aware of Mark’s desire to see this new edition get done and gave us her blessing to continue with the project.  We honestly could not have done it without her.”

Fortier then assembled his art team under the guidance of Art Director Rob Davis.  Canadian Art Cooper was recruited to do the nine black and white interior illustrations and for the ghoulish western cover, Zachary Brunner was brought on board.  “When we explained to them the significance of this project” adds Fortier, “both of them were thrilled and honored to sign on in helping to keep Mark’s dream alive.  And they delivered above and beyond.  This is truly one of the most beautiful books we have ever put out.”

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring pulp fans Mark Justice’s most original creation in this new, expanded edition; the first of a brand new series starring…THE DEAD SHERIFF.

Available now from Amazon and coming soon to Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
ADVENTURES OF LANCE STAR SKY RANGER by Bobby Nash 
Now available!

Way back in 2005, Airship 27 Productions launched a new series of pulp adventures featuring aviation hero, Lance Star.  One of the four writers recruited for that first volume was Bobby Nash, who quickly found himself completely enamored with the gutsy World War I veteran flyer.  Enough so that in the subsequent three volumes that would follow, Bobby made sure to provide a new story for each.

“It was clear to us,” admits Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier, “that Bobby had a special love for this character.  Enough so that we transferred the copyrights to him.  Soon thereafter Bobby wrote and had published the first ever Lance Star comic book.”

When Nash approached Fortier a few years ago about publishing the first ever full length Lance Star novel, both parties were immediately on board with the idea.  That novel, tentatively titled – COLD SNAP, should be out sometime in 2017.  To promote its arrival, Airship 27 Productions has collected all four of Bobby Nash’s previously published Lance Star tales in this Kindle Only Edition.  Besides collecting those great pulp stories, this digital collection also includes the first chapter of Nash’s novel as a special bonus feature.

“We’re excited about Bobby’s plans for Lance Star,” concludes Fortier.  “We hope this collection will spur renewed interest in this great high flying hero.  Believe me, with a rising talent like Bobby Nash, the best is always yet to come.”

Available now only on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press

Running for twenty years, Popular Publications’ Dime Detective Magazine published thousands of high-quality hard-boiled stories by hundreds of authors, eventually becoming the most respected detective pulp magazine behind Black Mask. However, Dime Detective excelled at introducing long-running series characters, something Black Mask normally didn’t do. These series characters run the gamut of quirky detectives, completely unique and offbeat: the types of investigators which had never been seen before (and rarely repeated with such skill since).

Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library contains six collections of such fiction, each featuring one of Dime Detective’s long-running characters as shown below.
All six books are now available as a six book set at a reduced price.

$134.70 softcover  | $194.70 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $104.95 softcover |  $165.00 hardcover

Altus Press

Part-time detective/con artist Dean Wardlow Rock made his living as a purported fortune teller. Apparently an eccentric living encyclopedia—always using archaic words in casual conversation—this is actually a facade behind which The Dean operates in order to solve the case at hand. Written by Merle Constiner, The Dean appeared in nearly a score of stories published between 1940 and 1945 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF MARIANO MERCADO, VOLUME
1
by D.L. Champion


A Germaphobic P.I. in Mexico City who has “a taste for clothing loud as a thunderbolt,” Mercado is considered “the smartest detective in Mexico.” Battling mystery as well as the corrupt Colonel Gomez of the Federal District Police, Mercado is is the first of his kind in popular fiction.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE MARQUIS OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2
by John Lawrence


NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE RAMBLER, VOLUME 2
by Fred MacIsaac


Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.



$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



 
Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF STEVE MIDNIGHT, VOLUME 1
by John K. Butler, introduction by John Wooley


Down and out former playboy Steven Middleton Knight’s fortune was destroyed by the Depression. Now a cabbie for the Red Owl Cab Company, he never fails to take on another mystery with each new fare. Created by John K. Butler, this fast-paced, Los Angeles-based hard-boiled series was published between 1940 and 1942 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF BILL BRENT, VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis


Meet “Lora Lorne,” the love advice columnist for the Recorder newspaper… in actuality, gruff reporter Bill Brent. Created by Frederick C. Davis, Brent stumbled through 16 stories published between 1941 and 1946 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover

 
Altus Press
Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format
Featuring NEW stories by Frederick Nebel, Paul Bishop, and Kimberly B. Richardson


Three of the most historic pulp fiction magazines of the Twentieth Century are set to return to magazine format.

Update: These were available at Pulp Adventurecon and will soon be available on the Altus Press website.


This November, Altus Press will relaunch full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format.

These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades.

Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will be composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. Munsey Company, Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., and Popular Publications, Inc., along with all-new stories and articles.

Argosy features an ALL-NEW story by Frederick Nebel, along with stories by H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, Ralph R. Perry, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Norbert Davis. Argosy’s focus will remain primarily on adventure fiction.

Black Mask is highlighted by a brand new story by award-winner Paul Bishop, as well as classic hard-boiled detective stories by Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield, T.T. Flynn, Merle Constiner, Richard Sale, and Norbert Davis.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries is highlighted by a new short story by Kimberly B. Richardson. It’s rounded out by stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Arthur Leo Zagat, Frederick C. Davis, High B. Cave, Paul Ernst, Wyatt Blassingame, and Wayne Rogers, among others. Famous Fantastic Mysteries will focus on the weird fiction genre.

Each of these magazines enjoyed decades-long publications by a variety of publishers, comprising several thousand total issues. Now owned by Steeger Properties, LLC, these titles will be published on a regular schedule and in print and e-magazine formats.

These new magazines will be printed in black & white and each is heavily illustrated. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will available via the popular book and e-book vendors as well as at www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is accepting article proposals and advertising for placement in future issues.

Please contact submissions@altuspress.com to be considered for future issues.








Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Pulpfest 2016: #9 - The Munsey Award
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions a novel by Will Murray
The Shadow's Sanctum: Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin
Pulpfest 7 - The New Pulp Panel

Pulpfest 6: Author Barbara Doran's Readings

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS #1 - Arriving in comic shops November 23!
Writer(s):  Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Steve Bryant   
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant, Michael Allred


The fan-favorite pulp heroine returns in an all-new miniseries written and drawn by Eisner and Manning Award-nominated creator Steve Bryant. When her father gains possession of a legendary necklace, Athena Voltaire must save him from both strange assassins and the Nazis, who want the power the artifact could unlock! Variant cover by comics legend Michael (MADMAN) Allred!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Bryant cover)
Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99 (Allred cover)


 THE BIG BOOK OF BRONZE #8
Now available!

The BBoB8 takes an in depth look at every Doc Savage film and TV show every proposed, completed or discussed in Doc Savage history in this mammoth undertaking by Dafydd Neal Dyar.

Dwayne Johnson has announced that he will be staring in a new Doc Savage film so the BBoB8 will follow ever clue and detail that has been announced so far in an article by Jay Ryan. 

Additionally there are articles by current Doc Savage writer Will Murray, current Doc Savage cover artist Joe DeVito and Chilean Doc Savage authority Julian Puga plus more. 

With 232 pages of informative articles about Doc Savage, this year's Big Book of Bronze will bring you up to speed on all aspects of Doc Savage in non-book-form media. 

Full color cover by Tim Faurote, rear cover artwork by Julian Puga, Cristian Diaz and Alvaro Fernandois and B&W interior.

Paperback, 232 Pages, $19.95










 


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.

There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.

This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.

Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
Price: $24.95

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


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




Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #23 (Fall 2016)
Now available!

Robert Leslie Bellem, Theodore Rocoe, Charles Dickens, Francis H. Allen, Richard A. Lupoff, Adam Beau McFarland, TJ Morris, Kevin Findley, Audrey Parente

"Dharmba" by TJ Morris
A Cleanser is dispatched to .
"Luck!" by Theodore Roscoe
All life is a gamble — A whirlpool of chance from birth to the grave …
"Theodore Roscoe: High Class Pulp Fiction" by Audrey Parente
"Homicide Hotfoot" by Robert Leslie Bellem
A tragic comedy team turns to Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, for protection from a protection racket!
"Legends of L.A." by Kevin Findley
A Hollywood hero gives the Los Angeles mob a taste of frontier justice!
"Sandstorm Circus" by Francis H. Allen
It’s the way Mary swings those cymbals that plumb corrals the heart of Dismal Jones.
"The Laddie in the Lake" by Richard A. Lupoff
A summer camp becomes a crime scene.
"Sherlock Holmes and Scrooge’s Ghost" by Adam Beau McFarlane
Had the old miser really embraced Christmas?
"What Christmas Is As We Grow Older" by Charles Dickens
The author of “A Christmas Carol” reflects …


Paperback, 7"x10", 138 pages,
$12.95




       
Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #4
Now available!

The Manchurian Menace
Authored by R. Allen Leider, Robert E. Waters, K T Pinto, Patrick Thomas
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Patrick Thomas, Edd Coutts

1942, Manchuria finds The Devil Doctor and his sinister daughter in a race with Allied and Axis agents to find as Chinese physicist who has the secret of the atomic bomb. Also in this issue, the Pink Reaper tracks a serial killer, conquistadores face certain death at the hands of Mayan cultists and detective Raphael Jones returns to find the missing parents of a very special child.


Paperback, 7"x10", 66 pages,
$6.00






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

Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #8 – The Curse of Capistrano - New!
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #7 – Under the Moons of Mars - New!
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #6 – The Man of Bronze - New!

Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #5 – Twelve Peers
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #4 – The People of the Black Circle
Greatest Ever Pulp Stories #3 – Red Harvest


THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #77 is now available!
 
Contents
Cover: Steve Rude
"Let's Meet in Columbus, Chicago, or Phoenix" by Chuck Welch

"Casting Doc's Crew" by Tim Faurote
"An Interview with Steve Rude" by J. C. Ringgenberg
"A Solution to the Novel Puzzle" by Chuck Welch
"Pat Savage Steps Out from Doc's Shadow" by Will Murray
"The True Location of the Tunnel Terror" by Julián Puga
A review of "Glare of the Gorgon" by Mark O. Lambert
"The Bronze Gazette Interview: Howard Wright" by Terry Allen
"Doc Savage: The Spider's Web" by Howaard Wright
"The Genesis of Doc Wilde" by Tim Byrd
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

Plus
The Bronze Gazette Doc Con 2016 Program Guide

Contents
Cover: Cristian Diaz
"It's Showtime Folks"
by Chuck Welch
"Twenty Questions with Will Murray" by Jeff Deischer
"Ten Questions, Give or Take, with Joe DeVito" by Jeff Deischer
"Pat Savage Goes Solo" by Will Murray
"The Man Who First Painted Doc Savage" by Bobb Cotter
"The Sanctum Press Doc Savage Checklist"
"A Retrospective of Doc Con XVIII" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"A look Back at Doc Con XVIII" by Robert Leeper and fred Kuentz
"Doc Con Guests" by Paul R. Staff

 
Get single copies of #76 and #77 for $12 each in the USA.

It's never too early to sign up for the next three big issues coming your way in 2017!
Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
 


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Envoy, Her, by H.B. Fyfe - New!
The Trail of Cthulhu - New!
Short Reviews – The Star Saint, by A.E. Van Vogt  
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors  
Short Reviews – Duel on Syrtis, by Poul Anderson
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Haunter of the Dark
Centipede Press - Coming in 2017!  

Two volumes each of the Elric and Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series are due out in 2017. Centipede Press is working on pricing for Swords and Deviltry, which an introduction by Michael Moorcock and new artwork by Tom Kidd.

The first volume of Elric, Elric of Melniboné, is also in the works. With an introduction by famed Spiderwick Chronicles author Holly Black and new artwork by Piotr Jablonski, each copy will be signed by all three.



Classicon
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks, comic books, posters, pin-up art, and more available for sale or trade.

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan
(Just north of Frandor Shopping Center)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table

Clive Cussler: ODESSA SEA - Now available!

A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo.
Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials.

At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. As the danger escalates, there’s only one man who can avert catastrophe.
From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.


Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00


CONAN THE SLAYER #8 - Coming in February!

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

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) continue their adaptation of “The Devil in Iron!” In his new position as chief of the Kozaks, Conan must parley with a fierce enemy lord, Jehungir Agha. But Agha wants the Cimmerian dead, so he’s planning a lethal trap that begins with a beautiful woman . . .

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 22.



 

CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 2: CITY OF THIEVES TPB - Coming in April!
Kurt Busiek (Writer), Mike Mignola (Writer), Timothy Truman (Writer), Cary Nord (Pencils), Michael Wm. Kaluta (Pencils), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), Dave Stewart (Color), Richard Isanove (Color), and Tony Harris (Cover)

Showcasing the conclusion of writer Kurt Busiek and artist Cary Nord’s groundbreaking work on the series, plus the inaugurations of fan favorites Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello, this volume includes adaptations of “The Tower of the Elephant,” “The Hall of the Dead,” and “Rogues in the House.

Features the conclusion of the legendary run by Eisner Award winners Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord!
Special guest appearances by Michael Wm. Kaluta and Mike Mignola!

Conan's earliest adventures in affordable omnibus format!

Full Color, 7" x 10", 472 pages, $24.99, On sale April 19.






CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 1 TPB - Coming in April!
by Cullen Bunn (Author), Sergio Dávila (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Lee Bermejo (Cover)

Alone, on the brink of death, and with nothing but his sword, Conan the Cimmerian stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a band of determined Turanian hunters at his heels, the Kozaki chief hesitantly offers the barbarian refuge. As Conan's grievous wounds heal, he gains acceptance into the clan and becomes a mentor to one of the chief's two sons . . . only to discover that mortal danger is closer than ever.

Penned by superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, The Sixth Gun, Harrow County) and with art by Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja), this volume collects issues #1-#6 of the pulse-pounding series, Conan the Slayer!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 152 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale April 26.







THE CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SHADWELL SHADOWS MMPB - Now available!
(Writer) James Lovegrove

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

Softcover, 5x8, 352 pages, B&W, $19.99




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #31 - Coming in February!
Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art/Cover), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Dean Haspiel (Writer/Art), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art), Tim Hamilton (Art), and Troy Nixey (Art)

Featuring Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle!

This month’s Dark Horse Presents offering is an issue with plenty of exciting conclusions! Dean Haspiel’s The Red Hook, Dan Jolley and John Nadeau’s Murder Society, Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle, and Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig’s The Black Sinister all come to a close.

Continuing this month are Paul Levitz and Tim Hamilton’s paranormal crime drama Brooklyn Blood and Carla Speed McNeil’s aboriginal sci-fi Finder.
48 pages for just $4.99!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale February 15.




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

A World Called Sunrise
- New! 
Ray Palmer: Change Agent   - New! 
Arthur J. Burks’ Little America - New! 
Jeff Canja’s Popular Fiction Periodicals
R.H. Hardwick’s Special Aptitude  
Weirdbook #33

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs Presents: The Mad King
An all new web comic in our subscription lineup!


Life as a gentleman farmer in the once-wild West was hardly exciting enough for an adventurer and master swordsman like Barney Custer. So when he had the chance to make the long voyage to the land of Lutha, his mother's native land, he took it – and encountered more adventure in a few months than most people find in a lifetime.

The Mad King is set in the fictional European kingdom of Lutha, where young Custer (the son of an American farmer and a runaway Luthan princess, Victoria Rubinroth) is unaware of his royal blood, much less that he is a dead ringer for his relative Leopold, the current king of Lutha. Barney arrives just as King Leopold escapeds his ten years' imprisonment at the hands of his scheming uncle, Prince Peter of Blentz. Much to Barney's, and everyone else's confusion, he is naturally mistaken for the king, leading to numerous complications.

The fictional country of Lutha's location is, as Burroughs describes it, between Austria and Serbia. Lutha's circumstances mirror those of many Balkan nations forced to choose sides in the opening phase of the First World War.

The Mad King: a crumbling kingdom, a black-hearted regent and his diabolical cohorts, a beautiful princess trapped in a dark and dismal dungeon, sinister plots and harrowing escapes – this is what Barney Custer found and this is what awaits the reader when he begins this tale of romantic adventure from the pen of master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs – compete with swordplay and intrigue, a beautiful princess in need of rescue, a courageous American hero, a throne in danger, evil conspirators, derring-do and narrow escapes.   


THE MAD KING CREATIVE TEAM

WRITER Martin Gately Martin Gately commenced his writing career in the late 1980s working for DC Thomson on Starblazer – his first ever published story was illustrated by Enrique Alcatena. After a short stint as an editorial assistant, he left publishing behind to work in the British criminal justice system, at both the Serious Fraud Office and the Attorney General’s Office.

Returning to writing in the last few years, he was reunited with Alcatena on the Phantom: Generations story Sherwood Jungle from Moonstone Books and also The Cryptid Kid comic strip for Fortean Times, to which he is a regular contributor of articles. Gately writes the continuing adventures of Gaston Leroux’s detective character Rouletabille for the Tales of the Shadowmen series from Black Coat Press, as well as contributing to numerous other anthologies from this publisher.

Martin is also the author of the official short story prequel to Philip José Farmer’s first novel (in The World’s of Philip José Farmer Volume 4 from Meteor House). His most recent published work appears in the Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories (Mammoth Books). He is currently working on his first novel.

ARTIST Enrique Alcatena: A self-taught artist, Enrique ‘Quique’ Alcatena began his career in the 1970s as assistant of Chiche Medrano, working for Argentine publisher Ediciones Récord; his first signed work appeared in the magazine Pif Pif in 1976. In 1982 he started to work for the children's magazine Anteojito where his work was mostly surreal mythology filled fantasy. Starting from the late 1970s, Alcatena worked for British comics publisher DC Thomson on the boy’s weekly comic Crunch and the legendary digest-sized science fiction/fantasy series Starblazer.

After drawing for DC Comics the Adventures of Superman annual (1987) and the miniseries Hawkworld (1989), he worked for other American comic publishers including Marvel and Dark Horse. Among several other titles, he illustrated issues of Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Adventures of Superman, Conan the Savage, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus and Other Stories.

LETTERER Josh Aitken: Josh Aitken has provided lettering, production and design services for a variety of publishers, including Image, IDW, Moonstone and Arcana. He has also assisted many independent writers and artists on projects that were released through Kickstarter, Comixology and Amazon. He worked with Zeros2Heroes Media as an assistant editor during their "Comic Creation Nation" campaign, and his first short story "Old Friends" was a bonus story in the Phantom Generations Collection published by Moonstone Books.

Josh is now an animation and FX technical director for Keyframe Digital Productions, working on children's and live action television projects, as well as feature films. He still likes to work on the odd comic project, and comics will always be a large part of his life.

Josh can usually be found living off a steady diet of Will Eisner and Moebius, watching reruns of Batman: The Animated Series, or working on the pitch bible for a cartoon series he is creating with his brother.






Edgar Rice Burroughs
Now available!

Tarzan of the Apes by Matt Taylor

18″ x 24″
5-colour screen print
270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite paper
Hand numbered from an edition of 45
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
$49.50 each

A Princess of Mars by Matt Taylor


18″ x 24″
5-colour screen print
270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite
Hand numbered from an edition of 45
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
$49.50 each





FLASH GORDON DAILIES: DAN BARRY VOLUME 2: THE LOST CONTINENT HC - Arriving in comic shops November 23!

Flash Gordon, the swash-buckling, all-American hero who's been saving Earth and the Universe from mad men, megalomaniacs and Ming the Merciless since 1934, is perhaps science fiction's most enduring super-hero icon, as well as being the inspiration behind Star Wars, the muse to rock supergroup Queen, and star of his own cult 1980's movie! Continuing the 1950s rebooted version of Flash Gordon as revitalized by the legendary Dan Barry.

Collecting together the daily strip material from October 26, 1953 to October 29, 1955.

Hardcover, 11x8, 224 pages, B&W, $49.99





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Artist Peter Stan imagines the world of Robert E. Howard

Screen savers, t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, window decals, posters, mouse pads, art prints, blogs, newsletters and more!

Artist Peter Stan has imagined the world of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian and created striking images from many of his finest stories.
These hi-resolution images are available for download for $4.99 each.

The images can be used for phone wallpapers, monitor screen savers, t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers,
greeting cards, window decals, posters, mouse pads, art prints, blogs, newsletters and more.

Images are available for the following REH stories



FRAZETTA'S BARBARIAN COLLECTIBLE MASK
LIMITED EDITION - ONLY 100 PIECES WORLDWIDE

Now available for pre-order!

From Torro Studios, comes the "Frazetta's Barbarian" Limited Edition collectible mask, based on one of the most iconic images in sci-fi / fantasy history. A career sculptor and portrait artist, Torro spent decades as a hired gun for film, T.V. and private collectors creating ultra realistic statues, busts and stunt masks. His skill for capturing likenesses and his love for Frazetta's art, converged to finally bring The Barbarian to life. 

  • All are individually handcrafted, so each is an original piece of art. Every contour, wrinkle is matched line for line with the original painting. It's basically a wearable museum display bust.
  • Using a special formulation of skin-like and pre-colored natural latex, each thick but soft mask goes through an elaborate paint and hair process. No detail is spared even down to the hand laid eyebrows that help create the menacing scowl.
  • It features a high quality, human/synthetic blend, lace front wig. When you part the hair it looks like a real scalp. The wig also makes up the back half of the mask, allowing for ventilation and stretches to comfortably fit over most head sizes.
  • The polished, solid brass replica, double hoop earrings are almost identical in size to the original and add the finishing touch.
$2400.00
SALE PRICE: $2200.00

Frazetta Girls   Frazetta Girls - Collectible Mask  
 

 

 



The Golden Age - Now online!

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!
N.C. Wyeth illustrating Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island
Some Great Pulp Covers - 1930's - 40's ~ Art By Belarski, Rozen, Saunders, Anderson, Ward, Howitt and others
Some Great Paperback Book Covers ~ art by Rudolph Belarski and others...but mostly Belarski


Green Hornet - New feature film in the works!

 Paramount Pictures and Chernin Entertainment have acquired rights to The Green Hornet. Gavin O’Connor is set to direct a film that will overhaul the image of Britt Reid into an edgy protagonist capable of being the catalyst for a new franchise. O’Connor, who just directed the Ben Affleck-starrer The Accountant, will work closely with Sean O’Keefe, who’ll write the script. O’Connor will produce with Chernin Entertainment.


Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available!

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.






Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 10: 1950-1951 - Arriving in comic shops November 23!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom continues! The daily version of The Phantom ran separately from the Sundays until the "Fathers and Sons" storyline. Starting with that story, which began on February 21, 1949 and ending with "The Ape Idol of the Durugu" concluding on May 6, 1950 the continuities ran together. Volume Nine of this series offered the first three daily/Sunday continuities and Volume Ten offers the final chapter of the combined continuities together with five more complete daily continuities as the Sundays returned to their normal, separate storylines.

Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, Partial Color, $60.00




James Rollins: CRASH AND BURN: A Sigma Force Short Story - Now available!

On a transatlantic flight, the two black sheep of Sigma Force--Seichan and Kowalski--must set aside their mutual dislike as a mysterious fiery force knocks their aircraft out of the sky. This unlikely duo must use every skill, weapon, and bit of ingenuity to survive a night on a remote volcanic island, where their only refuge is the haunted, bat-plagued grounds of a seemingly deserted resort. But something horrific awaits the two, something born of the latest science but rooted in our basest human instincts. To survive they will need to learn to work together--but even then, it may be too late.

Included with this short story is a sneak peek at The Seventh Plague, which raises the question: If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened, could they happen again? The frightening answer: Yes.


Kindle Price: $0.99
Kindle  


James Rollins: THE SEVENTH PLAGUE: A Sigma Force Novel - Coming December 13!

If the biblical plagues of Egypt truly happened--could they happen again--on a global scale?

Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body--while he was still alive.

His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises.

Are those plagues starting again?

Before Director Crowe can investigate, a mysterious group of assassins leaves behind a fiery wake of destruction and death, erasing all evidence. With the professor's body incinerated, his home firebombed, Sigma Force must turn to the archaeologist's only daughter, Jane McCabe, for help. While sifting through what's left of her father's work, she discovers a puzzling connection, tying the current threat to a shocking historical mystery, one involving the travels of Mark Twain, the genius of Nikola Tesla, and the adventures of famous explorer, Henry Morgan Stanley.

To unravel a secret going back millennia, Director Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce will be thrust to opposite sides of the globe. One will search for the truth, traveling from the plague-ridden streets of Cairo to a vast ancient tomb buried under the burning sands of the Sudan; the other will struggle to stop a mad genius locked within a remote Arctic engineering complex, risking the lives of all those he holds dear.

As the global crisis grows ever larger, Sigma Force will confront a threat born of the ancient past and made real by the latest science--a danger that will unleash a cascading series of plagues, culminating in a scourge that could kill all of the world's children . . . decimating mankind forever.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
List Price: $27.99


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #9
Another bookful of Dan Turner Hollywood Detective stories from 1942 issues of Dan Turner Hollywood Detective.


Included in this book are:
Beyond Justice
Death on Location
Gas-House Still
Murder Done Twice
Murderer's Error
Murder for Fame
Star Chamber
Broken Melody
The Color of Murder
Daughter of Murder
Killer's Union
Malibu Mess

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 268 pages
SRP $44.95/Our discounted price $29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 268 pages
SRP $16.95/Our discounted price $12.95

 
 
MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE DAILIES VOLUME 1: THE COBRA HC - Arriving in comic shops November 23!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Phil Davis

From the depths of the moon to the heights of the terrifying Ghost Mountain, these are the second collected adventures of Mandrake the Magician, the world's first costumed crime fighter. Join him and his ever-trusty companion Lothar as they travel the world in search of excitement and adventure.

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, Full Color, $49.99





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Doctor Strange 2016 Movie Review
The "Lost" Adventures of the Lone Ranger
The Value of Dust Jackets


Mike Chomko -  November/December 2016 newsletter is now available!

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

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

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

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




Mystery*File - Now online!

COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 18, by Walker Martin: THE IMPORTANCE OF FRIENDS
- New!
JONATHAN LEWIS: Music I’m Listening To, Halloween Edition: Original Sound Track – THE DUNWICH HORROR (1970)
A Pulp Fiction Mystery Review by Walter Albert: PAUL MALMONT – The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
A Movie Review by Jonathan Lewis: BURN, WITCH, BURN
PulpFest 2016, by Walker Martin

MYTHOS: LOVECRAFT'S WORLDS GN - Arriving in comic shops November 23!
(Writer) Brandon Barrows (Art) Hugo Petrus (Cover) Daniel Brereton

H.P.  Lovecraft is known for tales of terror, cosmic abominations and his most famous creation, the dreaded Cthulhu!  However, the true breadth and depth spanned by Lovecraft, who also penned stories of fantasy, science fiction and even humor. Go beyond tentacles and evil gods to explore the mythos of Lovecraft.


Trade paperback, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $12.99





The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Protectors
- New!
The Centipede (Villain)
Super Incorporated
The Hood

PAPERBACK PARADE #95 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #95, our thirtieth anniversary issue, is just out!
The latest issue of the FULL COLOR rare and vintage paperback collectors magazine is chock full of great covers and articles.

This quality digest size magazine is 100 pages, full color, and includes a look at H. Rider Haggard and his adventure novel SHE, also True Grit, The Paperback Family Tree, rare UK Curtis paperback-size books, the Pioneer's of Porn, Hardboiled Paradise: Al Fray, news, ads, letters, more, as new, $15 + postage.


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 Robert Weinberg (1946–2016) Tribute
 “She: The Eternal Romance of Ayesha” by Gary Lovisi
 “Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
 “The Pioneers of Porn” by John Keyes
 “Curtis Books: The Short-Size Series” by Tom Lesser and Gary Lovisi
 “American Vintage (1939–1955) Paperback Family Tree” by Jim Fitzpatrick
 “Rooster Cogburn Rides Again” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “A Book that Doesn’t Exist” by Wally Green
 “Hard-Boiled Paradise: The Paperbacks of Al Fray” by Gary Lovisi


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES: Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item. International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.



 



On to Pittsburgh!

Over the last few months, the PulpFest organizing committee has been searching for a new venue. We’ve explored such cities as Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Mobile, Akron, and Louisville. After eight enjoyable years in Columbus, Ohio, it was time for a new home. We are happy to report that we’ve found a fantastic new venue in Pennsylvania, just nineteen miles north of the exciting city of Pittsburgh.

PulpFest 2017 will take place July 27 – 30 at the newly and beautifully renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. We are currently arranging guest accommodations for our members at the hotel. Conveniently located at the intersection of three major roadways, the DoubleTree boasts a world-class restaurant in an open air setting. There are many other restaurants nearby — some within walking distance — suitable for a variety of tastes. The more adventurous can discover plenty of dining, shopping, and nightlife just a short drive away in downtown Pittsburgh. The DoubleTree offers ample free parking as well as free wifi for its guests. Please stay tuned as we iron out the details by bookmarking pulpfest.com.

Start planning to attend PulpFest 2017, “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con.” We’ll be celebrating pulp fiction and pulp art, and the many ways they’ve inspired writers, artists, filmmakers, game designers, and other creators. Join us next July outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we explore “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” at PulpFest 2017.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2017 post card features the work of artist John Newton Howitt. His painting was originally used as the cover for the April 15, 1934 number of Popular Publications’ DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE. We’ll be updating our cards soon to reflect today’s exciting announcement.)


Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Jail, Jail, the Gang's All Here!" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1944
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper figured that being a philatelist was one way of stamping out crime. Only the nitwit newshound forgot that even the best stamps get cancelled.

"Blasphemers' Plateau" by Alexander Snyder from AMAZING STORIES, October, 1926
Doctor Santurn's establishment, a sanitarium of creation and evolution, gets a visit from Mason, an old friend of Doctor Santurn.

"Tracks in the Dust" by Gene Van from SHORT STORIES, October 10, 1946
Featuring: Red Harris
A Western story. Even the heat couldn't smother Red's curiosity.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Dum-Dum 2016 – Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Coldwater Connection - New!
Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata
Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey
Review: Night’s Dominion #1 by Ted Naifeh
Pulp Den - Now online!

Writers In The Modern Age - New!
The Tramp
Hold On! Tomorrow
Six Scarlet Scorpions

         Pulp Den  

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

Pulp AdventureCon 2016 - New!
Dee Linford - Western Author, Journalist, Technical Writer
Kindle edition of Richard Matheson's classic vampire story, I am Legend $2 at Amazon.com 
Clarence Budington Kelland - The transmigration of a sheep
In memoriam - Bob Weinberg (1946-2016), pulp and art collector extraordinaire

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

The Power Barons - New!
Scorpio
Secret Mission Angola
The Mexico Kill
Cobra Trap
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

‘The Shadow’: a review of the 1994 movie, part 1 - New!
The Spider #35: ‘Satan’s Sightless Legion’
Perry Mason novels: #23 and #24
‘Man With the Steel Whip’: a serial in 12 chapters
TMM#2: Dark Accusations
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Have a pulpy Halloween
Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016
Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more
Radio Archives
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook
#15 Invasion of the Yellow Warlords
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

By land and by sea the ferocious Yellow Hordes descend upon the United States, dealing destruction with new and horrifying weapons: with viscid poisons, with lethal gases, with flaming thermite — and with an invisible death-force more fearful, more annihilating than any weapon yet known to man. Before the ruthless Asiatic Invaders even Operator #5, America’s Secret Service Ace, stands helpless — hunted like a rat, harried and set upon by those who should be striving shoulder to shoulder with him to turn back the greatest Yellow Threat ever to assail the bulwarks of Western Civilization!

 
In 1934, with Hitler consolidating power in Germany and the Japanese Empire on the rise in Asia, young pulp publisher Harry Steeger decided the American public was ready for a magazine chronicling the exploits of an undercover agent dedicated to defending the United States from foreign aggressors. With his editors, Steeger came up with a title, Secret Service Operator #5, and a cover depicting a masked terrorist fleeing an exploding White House. Over this loomed the resourceful hero, blazing away with a .45 automatic. His job: to defeat a new invasion of the United States—every month!
“The basic concept of Operator #5 came from Harry Steeger, the publisher, or Rogers Terrill, the editor, or both,” author Frederick C. Davis recalled. “It was that Operator #5 must save the United States from total destruction in every story, every month. When I was called in to start the series Terrill already had a cover illustration—the White House being blown up. I did the first Operator #5 around this picture.”

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
 
Invasion of the Yellow Warlords is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the June, 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
Captain Future #3 Audiobook
Captain Future’s Challenge
by Edmond Hamilton

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Striking Terror on Four Worlds, a Mysterious Raider Throttles Interplanetary Commerce — and Earth Summons Curtis Newton, the Wizard of Science, and His Trio of Futuremen to Combat this Sinister Menace...

Science fiction is full of heroes, from warriors to explorers. Only one figure, though, exemplifies every trait that a great hero sailing the stars should have. Captain Future, created largely by Edmond Hamilton based on a concept given to him from Thrilling Publications. Equal parts genius, fighter, scientist, explorer, and loyal team member, Captain Future set the standard for what great science fiction stories should be, the impact of the stories still being felt today.
 
Mystery is an element of many of the Captain Future stories. Curt Newton and the Futuremen are often faced with not only saving an alien race or preventing planetary destruction, but also learning who is behind the latest evil deed or how it is being done. The way in which the science fiction whodunits are built in the stories aren’t simply throwaway devices. Clues are left and facts are shared with readers, making the final solution believable and exciting, letting them reveal the bad guy right alongside Captain Future.
 
Most definitely science fiction space opera, the Captain Future stories go beyond that. A traditional Pulp hero in many ways, Captain Future also proved to be a character that readers could easily relate to. His involvement in the quest for justice is equally driven by his natural curiosity, the desire to explore and learn. He also clearly sees those closest to him, particularly the Futuremen, as family, and reacts to them in that way. The stories are also peppered with humor and absurd encounters with strange beings.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Summer 1940 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Captain Future’s Challenge” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
 

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives


Radio Archives Pulp Classics
The Spider #115 eBook
June 1943

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge

Now available!
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Meet the Spider! by Will Murray
 
Book-Length Spider Novel
The Spider And The Man From Hell by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Murder, ever a ghastly business, took on a new and horrible meaning when the Man From Hell made New York a city of seven million fear-mad souls. Into this kill-crazy metropolis plunged the Spider and Nita to write a crimson page of never-to-be-forgotten Underworld history — making this novel the most suspenseful and breath-taking of all Spider adventures!
 
The Spider Is The Man — Poetry by Earle Franklin Baker
Inspiring words dedicated to the Master of Men.
 
Death Takes A Bow — An Ed Race Story by Emile C. Tepperman
When Hitlerite killers force star-performer Ed Race to take a mere walk-on part in the biggest show on earth!
 
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
Here's a new thought for you Spider fans.
 
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99

 

Radio Spirits
Superhero Origins: Three Classic Serials
Now available!


Classic Serials Featuring Classic Crimefighters!

1.) Batman: The 1943 Serial Collection
(1943) - B&W - Not Rated

See how BATMAN really began!

Watch as mild-mannered Bruce Wayne (Lewis Wilson) becomes Batman, the classic superhero who, with Robin (Douglas Croft), protects Gotham City from the evil schemes of Dr. Tito Daka (J. Carrol Naish). Packed with adventures involving a radium-powered death ray, a deadly alligator pit, electronic zombies, and even the original Bat Cave, this serial is a must-have for any fan of the Caped Crusader!

2.) Batman and Robin: The Complete 1949 Movie Serial Collection
(1949) - B&W - Not Rated

Join superheroes Batman (Robert Lowery) and Robin (John Duncan) as they help Commissioner Gordon (Lyle Talbot) battle the Wizard, a villainous madman who steals a top-secret remote device that allows him to control all of the moving vehicles in Gotham. Between The Wizard trying to destroy them and Bruce Wayne's love interest Vicky Vale (Jane Adams) working to uncover their identities, The Dynamic Duo careen from one nail-biting cliffhanger to the next as they set out to save Gotham and foil The Wizard's plan for world domination.

3.) The Shadow
(1940) - B&W - Not Rated

With dynamited railroads, wrecked airplanes and blown-up industrial plants, nothing is safe from the machinations of the secret mastermind of the underworld known only as The Black Tiger. Enter the black garbed, masked figure known as The Shadow, a mysterious force for law and order. Disguised as Lamont Cranston (VICTOR JORY), he sets his agents into action to combat this evil. But the police are convinced that the Black Tiger and The Shadow are one and the same. With both the hoodlums and the police gunning for The Shadow, Cranston is in for the fight of his life. His beautiful assistant, Margo Lane (VEDA ANN BORG) is in constant peril as well. Right out of the air waves and magazine stories comes the mysterious Shadow to do battle with an enemy who can become invisible! Can he triumph over this unseen evil? Directed by James W. Horne.


Duration: 14 hours
Media: DVD
Price: $14.98



Ramble House
THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Book 3
 Five New Pastiches by Gary Lovisi

Now available!
 
Here are five new tales of the immortal sleuth by Brooklyn's most famous paperback fan and author, Gary Lovisi.
The stories reveal aspects of Holmes' life that have never been known, including how he celebrates his birthday, what he thinks about golf, and how he solved the mystery of the sinking of the Titanic.

 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783


 
Ramble House
THE SWORD OF THONGOR by Robert M. Price
Now available!

 For many years Lin Carter wrote sword and sorcery novels about the mighty Thongor of Lemuria. Now, author Robert M. Price has added ten new tales to the saga, carrying on the noble tradition of blending Conan, King Kull and John Carter of Mars into one magnificent character. Richard A. Lupoff, no stranger to stories of fantastic behemoths who roamed the ancient Earth, introduces the book with his usual verve.
 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




Sargasso #3: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies - Now available!

The third issue of SARGASSO: The Journal of William Hope Hodgson Studies is now available.

This issue includes more articles about Hodgson's life and work as well as fiction, poetry and art inspired by this legendary writer.

Contents include:

“A Particular Phase of Constructive Thought: Hodgson’s Theory of Novels” by Joseph Hinton
“Utter Quiet in All the Land: A Recurring Motif” by Ryan Jefferson
“The House on the Borderland: The Ultimate Horror Novel” by Liam Garriock
“Ye Hogge”: Liminality and the Motif of the Monstrous Pig in Hodgson’s “The Hog” and The House on the Borderland” by Leigh Blackmore
“The House on the Burren: The Physical and Psychological Foundations of The House on the Borderland” by Joseph Hinton
“Terminal Eden: The Last Redoubt and the Closure of History” by Brett Davidson
“The Beautiful Mirdath” by Charles Danny Lovecraft
“From a Mariner on the Glen Carrig”
“Night Land—And What I Saw” by Charles Lovecraft “Corpse-Light” by Josh Reynolds
“A Hideous Communion” by James Gracey


Paperback, 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches, 152 pages, $18.95




THE SECOND CTHULHU MYTHOS MEGAPACK - Now available!

Collected here for you, a sampler of stories & poems set in or related to the “Cthulhu Mythos,” as conceived by H.P, Lovecraft, expanded on by the “Lovecraft Circle” and endlessly expanded on by current writers up to the current day.

Included are:

INTRODUCTION, by Shawn Garrett
DREAMS OF YITH, by Duane W. Rimel (Poem)
OUT OF THE AEONS, by H. P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald
FISHHEAD, by Irvin S. Cobb
WHEN CHAUGNAR WAKES, by Frank Belknap Long (Poem)
THE MOUND, by H.P. Lovecraft and Zelia Bishop

THE THING ON THE ROOF, by Robert E. Howard
THE ISLE OF DARK MAGIC, by Hugh B. Cave
THE SECRET IN THE TOMB, by Robert Bloch
THE HORROR FROM THE HILLS, by Frank Belknap Long
THE TERRIBLE PARCHMENT, by Manly Wade Wellman
THE SHAMBLER FROM THE STARS, by Robert Bloch
THE DIARY OF ALONZO TYPER, by H. P. Lovecraft and William Lumley
HYDRA, by Henry Kuttner
THE SUICIDE IN THE STUDY, by Robert Bloch
MARMOK, Emil Petaja (Poem)
THE INTRUDER, by Emil Petaja
OUT OF THE JAR, by Charles A. Tanner
SKYDRIFT, by Emil Petaja
ANONYMOUS, by George T. Wetzel
WHY ABDUL ALHAZRED WENT MAD, by D.R. Smith
CAER SIDHI, by George T. Wetzel
DEAD OF NIGHT, by Lin Carter
DEATH OF A DAMNED GOOD MAN, by Avram Davidson
MEDUSA'S COIL, by Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop
PERCHANCE TO DREAM, by Lin Carter
THE WINFIELD HERITENCE, by Lin Carter
THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND, by Multiple Authors (Novel)
THE LAST HORROR OUT OF ARKHAM, by Darrell Schweitzer


Kindle Price:    $0.99

The Shadow: The Death House Rescue - New Kickstarter project now online!
by Roulf Knightley

The Shadow: The Death House Rescue is a non-profit stop-motion animated film featuring the first original radio adventure of the The Shadow, which aired in the United States on September 26, 1937.

The story features The Shadow and Margot Lane racing against time as they attempt to save an innocent man on death row from being executed on the electric chair. This thrilling adventure launched what would become the most successful radio series of all time.

With the radio drama as the foundation, we are making a stop-motion animated film to compliment the audio track, creating an exciting visual element that we hope will not only appeal to long time Shadow Agents, but also attract new fans to this amazing character.


This project will be funded on Wed, Nov 23 2016 12:54 PM EDT.






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Stars Promise Death
 - New!
The Robot Master  - New!
Merry Mrs. MacBeth
The Blackest Mail
The Devil Monsters

 
The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


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.

Spiders on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Gorillas on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Who Do They Root For? - New!
Conan on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Winged Creatures on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Dragons on the Cover of Weird Tales
Satyrs on the Cover of Weird Tales
Haunted Houses and Graveyards on the Cover of Weird Tales


WEIRDBOOK #33
Now available!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 16 x 9 inches, 80 pages, $12.00

Table of Contents

Fiction
The River Flows To Nowhere by John R. Fultz
The Amnesiac’s Lament by Scott R Jones
Trance Junkie By Bruno Lombardi
Bad Faith by Will Blinn document page 56
Dwelling of the Wolf by Franklyn Searight
The Ruby Palace by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
The Screams at the Keyhole by Garrett Cook
Diary of an Illness by C. M. Muller
Teatime with Mrs. Monster by James Aquilone
Train to Nowhere by Adrian Cole

Poetry & Prose
A Cure for Unrequited Love by Donald W. Schank
The Owl by S. L. Edwards
Bathory in Red by Ashley Dioses
Blood Siren's Alcove by Ashley Dioses
The Woodland funeral by K.A. Opperman
The Lady in Scarlet by K.A. Opperman
The Ghost Carriage by K. A. Opperman
Hymn to Shub-Niggurath by Darrell Schweitzer

Noctuary of Sfatlicllp by Frederick J. Mayer
Sfatlicllp's Ghoul by Frederick J. Mayer
Nile Lamia Recalls by Frederick J. Mayer








11 November 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

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


2017 VINTAGE SCI-FI 12-MONTH WALL CALENDAR - Now available!
(Cover) Allen Anderson

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 Eighth 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

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $21.95

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!
Use Promo Code: SHIP2017



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF PAT SAVAGE
SIX SCARLET SCORPIONS

Now available in softcover!
The hardcover edition is coming soon!

When a man so anemic that he could be a vampire’s victim comes to Patricia Savage for rescue, the impetuous girl can’t say no. Excitement is her meat and danger her dessert.

Accompanied by Doc Savage aide, Monk Mayfair, Pat finds herself in the worst danger of her life.
Wanted for murder, hounded by the minions of a weird mystery figure calling himself Chief Standing Scorpion, narrowly evading the hordes of the Vinegarroon tribe,
the bronze-skinned golden girl battles her way to a sinister secret cached in an ancient ruin.

From the oilfields of Oklahoma to the forbidding Ozark Mountains, the trail of scorpionic doom winds. Will Pat Savage’s first great adventure also be her last?

$24.95



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
THE FRIGHTENED FISH

Now available in softcover!

The hardcover edition is coming soon!

The deluded ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life around a New England fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to an obscure island bristling with gunmen. The trail of terror leads to the ravaged coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and who now seeks to plunge humidity into a fresh Armageddon.

Trained by the same teacher, both processed of a similar genius, Doc Savage and this malicious mastermind have fought before. And now, as the world lurches toward another global war, the Man of Bronze must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet….
$14.95

Adventures in Bronze



Airship 27 Productions
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE VOLUME 1
Now available!

High atop the Clarion Tower, a blinking red light begins to pulse signaling one of New York City’s most illustrious, vigilante heroes, the Phantom Detective.  In reality, he is Curtis Van Loan, a debonair playboy millionaire well known in the society columns of all the major dailies. What is hidden from the public is Van Loan’s dedication to law and order. A decorated combat pilot during World War I, he is an expert fencer, ju-jitsu master and speaks a dozen foreign tongues fluently.

Hidden in his Park Avenue penthouse is a secret closet in which are found clothing of all descriptions and sizes.  Along the wall are weapons; automatic rifles, sub-machine guns. There is also a miniature lab along with an extensive make-up kit that allows him to don different faces as his mission requires.  Forget the silly Top Hat featured on the old pulp covers, while in action the Phantom Detective wore a belted topcoat, a fedora and black domino mask. He carried a .45 automatic and a hidden knife in his left sleeve.

“The Phantom Detective was another of those great B characters,” offers Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “His were more straight forward detective tales.  Unlike the other masked avengers, he had no supernatural abilities and relied on his wits to solve the crimes he tackled from month to month.”

One of the hallmarks of the Phantom Detective pulp magazine were its popular “giant head” composition covers wherein smaller figures were depicted n the lower foreground  while behind them was the looming giant head of the hero in his mask and trademark top hat.  In recruiting the amazing Pat Carbajal to do this cover, Art Director Rob Davis, worked with the artist to pay homage to those old classic compositions; including using the same logo brand above the picture.  Interiors were provided by artist Andrew Ritchie.

“The idea of doing a traditional Detective Phantom cover was too tempting to pass up,” adds Fortier.  “But this time, we were committed to showcasing the hero as he appeared in the actual stories, without that silly top hat. We think Pat knocked it out of the ballpark.”

Now, this popular pulp icon returns to once more battle villainy and crime in five new cases by Gene Moyers, Whit Howland, Robert Ricci and Gary Lovisi; who turns in two.  Each recaptures the fun, excitement and thrills of this classic hero from the past; the Phantom Detective.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon to Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Airship 27 Productions
MARK JUSTICE'S - THE DEAD SHERIFF 
Now available!

On the 10th of Feb of this year, writer/radio host Mark Justice passed away at the age of 57. During the course of his short life, he wrote dozens of great horror, fantasy and pulp action tales. One of his last creations was “The Dead Sheriff” originally released a few years ago by another publisher.

Richard O’Malley is a hard working Boston reporter in the years following the Civil War.  He is fascinated by tales of the Wild West and the colorful frontiersmen who are taming it. None captivate him more than the stories of the Dead Sheriff; a dedicated lawman who had risen from the grave to continue his mission. Taking his life savings, O’Malley embarks on a personal quest to find this mythical figure and chronicle his exploits. What he finds will make them both legends.

Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor relates the history behind this new edition.  “Prior to his death, Mark contacted us to see if we would be willing to reprint this brilliant weird western of his.  Mark, a regular contributor to our books, loved how we dress up our titles with classic pulp-like covers and use interior illustrations.  Mark wanted “The Dead Sheriff” to have that authentic pulp touch and we were only to happy to deliver.”

When the author passed away unexpectedly, Fortier was left wondering if the project would ever be completed.  “When Mark’s wife, Norma Kay, contacted me several months later, I was delighted. Norma was aware of Mark’s desire to see this new edition get done and gave us her blessing to continue with the project.  We honestly could not have done it without her.”

Fortier then assembled his art team under the guidance of Art Director Rob Davis.  Canadian Art Cooper was recruited to do the nine black and white interior illustrations and for the ghoulish western cover, Zachary Brunner was brought on board.  “When we explained to them the significance of this project” adds Fortier, “both of them were thrilled and honored to sign on in helping to keep Mark’s dream alive.  And they delivered above and beyond.  This is truly one of the most beautiful books we have ever put out.”

Now Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to bring pulp fans Mark Justice’s most original creation in this new, expanded edition; the first of a brand new series starring…THE DEAD SHERIFF.

Available now from Amazon and coming soon to Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press

Running for twenty years, Popular Publications’ Dime Detective Magazine published thousands of high-quality hard-boiled stories by hundreds of authors, eventually becoming the most respected detective pulp magazine behind Black Mask. However, Dime Detective excelled at introducing long-running series characters, something Black Mask normally didn’t do. These series characters run the gamut of quirky detectives, completely unique and offbeat: the types of investigators which had never been seen before (and rarely repeated with such skill since).

Series 3 of The Dime Detective Library contains six collections of such fiction, each featuring one of Dime Detective’s long-running characters as shown below.
All six books are now available as a six book set at a reduced price.

$134.70 softcover  | $194.70 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $104.95 softcover |  $165.00 hardcover

Altus Press

Part-time detective/con artist Dean Wardlow Rock made his living as a purported fortune teller. Apparently an eccentric living encyclopedia—always using archaic words in casual conversation—this is actually a facade behind which The Dean operates in order to solve the case at hand. Written by Merle Constiner, The Dean appeared in nearly a score of stories published between 1940 and 1945 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF MARIANO MERCADO, VOLUME
1
by D.L. Champion


A Germaphobic P.I. in Mexico City who has “a taste for clothing loud as a thunderbolt,” Mercado is considered “the smartest detective in Mexico.” Battling mystery as well as the corrupt Colonel Gomez of the Federal District Police, Mercado is is the first of his kind in popular fiction.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE MARQUIS OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2
by John Lawrence


NYPD Lieutenant Martin Marquis and the officers of his hand-picked Broadway Squad are the toughest, most vicious cops in pulp-fiction history. “The Marquis,” as he is called along Manhattan’s Main Stem, is trim and dapper, with a weathered face and deep-set blue eyes. In marked contrast to the average plainclothes officer, he dresses like one of New York’s “swells,” generally showing up at crime scenes clad in smartly angled derby hat, black silk scarf, black kid gloves and shoes, dark suit, and ankle-length black Chesterfield coat. His appearance notwithstanding, the Marquis is practically a gangster with a badge, only marginally less corrupt than the underworld figures he pursues. Members of the Broadway Squad share his casual morality and frequently abuse their authority not only for financial gain but personal satisfaction as well.


$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover



Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF THE RAMBLER, VOLUME 2
by Fred MacIsaac


Created by Fred MacIsaac, at one time a redheaded journalist himself, Frank Murphy rambled through 19 terse, tough yarns published between 1933 and 1940 mainly in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.



$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover



 
Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF STEVE MIDNIGHT, VOLUME 1
by John K. Butler, introduction by John Wooley


Down and out former playboy Steven Middleton Knight’s fortune was destroyed by the Depression. Now a cabbie for the Red Owl Cab Company, he never fails to take on another mystery with each new fare. Created by John K. Butler, this fast-paced, Los Angeles-based hard-boiled series was published between 1940 and 1942 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.


$19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $18.95 softcover


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF BILL BRENT, VOLUME 1
by Frederick C. Davis


Meet “Lora Lorne,” the love advice columnist for the Recorder newspaper… in actuality, gruff reporter Bill Brent. Created by Frederick C. Davis, Brent stumbled through 16 stories published between 1941 and 1946 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

$24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
SALE PRICE: $22.95 softcover

 
Altus Press
Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format
Featuring NEW stories by Frederick Nebel, Paul Bishop, and Kimberly B. Richardson


Three of the most historic pulp fiction magazines of the Twentieth Century are set to return to magazine format.

Update: These were available at Pulp Adventurecon and will soon be available on the Altus Press website.


This November, Altus Press will relaunch full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format.

These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades.

Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will be composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. Munsey Company, Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., and Popular Publications, Inc., along with all-new stories and articles.

Argosy features an ALL-NEW story by Frederick Nebel, along with stories by H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, Ralph R. Perry, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Norbert Davis. Argosy’s focus will remain primarily on adventure fiction.

Black Mask is highlighted by a brand new story by award-winner Paul Bishop, as well as classic hard-boiled detective stories by Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield, T.T. Flynn, Merle Constiner, Richard Sale, and Norbert Davis.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries is highlighted by a new short story by Kimberly B. Richardson. It’s rounded out by stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Arthur Leo Zagat, Frederick C. Davis, High B. Cave, Paul Ernst, Wyatt Blassingame, and Wayne Rogers, among others. Famous Fantastic Mysteries will focus on the weird fiction genre.

Each of these magazines enjoyed decades-long publications by a variety of publishers, comprising several thousand total issues. Now owned by Steeger Properties, LLC, these titles will be published on a regular schedule and in print and e-magazine formats.

These new magazines will be printed in black & white and each is heavily illustrated. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will available via the popular book and e-book vendors as well as at www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is accepting article proposals and advertising for placement in future issues.

Please contact submissions@altuspress.com to be considered for future issues.








Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Pulpfest 2016: #9 - The Munsey Award
Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White

Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions a novel by Will Murray
The Shadow's Sanctum: Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin
Pulpfest 7 - The New Pulp Panel

Pulpfest 6: Author Barbara Doran's Readings



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.

There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.

This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.

Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
Price: $24.95

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


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




Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #23 (Fall 2016)
Now available!

Robert Leslie Bellem, Theodore Rocoe, Charles Dickens, Francis H. Allen, Richard A. Lupoff, Adam Beau McFarland, TJ Morris, Kevin Findley, Audrey Parente

"Dharmba" by TJ Morris
A Cleanser is dispatched to .
"Luck!" by Theodore Roscoe
All life is a gamble — A whirlpool of chance from birth to the grave …
"Theodore Roscoe: High Class Pulp Fiction" by Audrey Parente
"Homicide Hotfoot" by Robert Leslie Bellem
A tragic comedy team turns to Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, for protection from a protection racket!
"Legends of L.A." by Kevin Findley
A Hollywood hero gives the Los Angeles mob a taste of frontier justice!
"Sandstorm Circus" by Francis H. Allen
It’s the way Mary swings those cymbals that plumb corrals the heart of Dismal Jones.
"The Laddie in the Lake" by Richard A. Lupoff
A summer camp becomes a crime scene.
"Sherlock Holmes and Scrooge’s Ghost" by Adam Beau McFarlane
Had the old miser really embraced Christmas?
"What Christmas Is As We Grow Older" by Charles Dickens
The author of “A Christmas Carol” reflects …


Paperback, 7"x10", 138 pages,
$12.95




       
Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #4
Now available!

The Manchurian Menace
Authored by R. Allen Leider, Robert E. Waters, K T Pinto, Patrick Thomas
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Patrick Thomas, Edd Coutts

1942, Manchuria finds The Devil Doctor and his sinister daughter in a race with Allied and Axis agents to find as Chinese physicist who has the secret of the atomic bomb. Also in this issue, the Pink Reaper tracks a serial killer, conquistadores face certain death at the hands of Mayan cultists and detective Raphael Jones returns to find the missing parents of a very special child.


Paperback, 7"x10", 66 pages,
$6.00






THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #77 is now available!
 
Contents
Cover: Steve Rude
"Let's Meet in Columbus, Chicago, or Phoenix" by Chuck Welch

"Casting Doc's Crew" by Tim Faurote
"An Interview with Steve Rude" by J. C. Ringgenberg
"A Solution to the Novel Puzzle" by Chuck Welch
"Pat Savage Steps Out from Doc's Shadow" by Will Murray
"The True Location of the Tunnel Terror" by Julián Puga
A review of "Glare of the Gorgon" by Mark O. Lambert
"The Bronze Gazette Interview: Howard Wright" by Terry Allen
"Doc Savage: The Spider's Web" by Howaard Wright
"The Genesis of Doc Wilde" by Tim Byrd
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

Plus
The Bronze Gazette Doc Con 2016 Program Guide

Contents
Cover: Cristian Diaz
"It's Showtime Folks"
by Chuck Welch
"Twenty Questions with Will Murray" by Jeff Deischer
"Ten Questions, Give or Take, with Joe DeVito" by Jeff Deischer
"Pat Savage Goes Solo" by Will Murray
"The Man Who First Painted Doc Savage" by Bobb Cotter
"The Sanctum Press Doc Savage Checklist"
"A Retrospective of Doc Con XVIII" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"A look Back at Doc Con XVIII" by Robert Leeper and fred Kuentz
"Doc Con Guests" by Paul R. Staff

 
Get single copies of #76 and #77 for $12 each in the USA.

It's never too early to sign up for the next three big issues coming your way in 2017!
Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
 


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – The Star Saint, by A.E. Van Vogt  - New!
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors  - New!
Short Reviews – Duel on Syrtis, by Poul Anderson
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Haunter of the Dark
Short Reviews – Black Amazon of Mars, by Leigh Brackett
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Out of Time
THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 33: The Mountain Where Crom Dwells and Other Stories TP - Arriving in comic shops November 16!
Roy Thomas (Writer), Mike Docherty (Pencils/Cover), E. R. Cruz (Pencils), John Watkiss (Pencils), Ricardo Villagrán (Inks/Cover), and Nel Yomtov (Color)

Conan scales the Mount of Crom to thwart the release of Shuma-Gorath, an ancient, malevolent demon.
But the witch queen Vammatar and the necromancer Kulan Gath seek the Books of Shuma-Gorath to free the evil god and bring it under their control!

Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #259–#267.


Trade paperback, 7 x 10, Full Color, 224 pages, $19.99




Classicon
Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks, comic books, posters, pin-up art, and more available for sale or trade.

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan
(Just north of Frandor Shopping Center)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table

Clive Cussler: ODESSA SEA - Arriving in book stores November 15!

A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo.
Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials.

At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. As the danger escalates, there’s only one man who can avert catastrophe.
From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.


Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00


THE CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SHADWELL SHADOWS MMPB Arriving in book stores November 15!
(Writer) James Lovegrove

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

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





DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 HC - Arriving in comic shops November 16!

Written by Doug Moench, Bill Mantlo, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Don Mcgregor, John David Warner, Tony Isabella, Dennis O’Neil, Chris Claremont & More
Penciled by Rudy Nebres, George Pérez, Jim Starlin, Paul Gulacy, Alan Weiss, Mike Vosburg, Don Perlin, Keith Pollard, Herb Trimpe, Frank Mclaughlin, Sanho Kim & Pat Broderick
Covers by Gabriele Dell’Otto & Nick Cardy


Kung-fu fever had struck the United States! Hot on the heels of the breakout hit MASTER OF KUNG FU, Marvel launched the amazing oversized DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU magazine — headlined by Shang-Chi, Iron Fist and the Sons of the Tiger! Artists including Rudy Nebres, George Pérez, Jim Starlin and Paul Gulacy gave DEADLY HANDS their all. With stunning painted covers by the likes of Neal Adams, issues of DEADLY HANDS featured not just the comic-art adventures of Marvel’s greatest kung-fu heroes — but also extensive interviews; martial-arts guides; photo features; and movie, TV and book reviews! Whatever you wanted to know about martial arts, DEADLY HANDS had a kung-fu grip on it!

Collecting DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) #1-18 and SPECIAL, and DEADLIEST HEROES OF KUNG FU.

Black & White, 1120 pages, $125

 


The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Jeff Canja’s Popular Fiction Periodicals
- New! 
R.H. Hardwick’s Special Aptitude  
Weirdbook #33
October 1959 Newsstand
Paperback Parade #95  

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Now available!

Tarzan of the Apes by Matt Taylor

18″ x 24″
5-colour screen print
270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite paper
Hand numbered from an edition of 45
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
$49.50 each

A Princess of Mars by Matt Taylor


18″ x 24″
5-colour screen print
270gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite
Hand numbered from an edition of 45
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
$49.50 each





The Golden Age - Now online!

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!
N.C. Wyeth illustrating Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island
Some Great Pulp Covers - 1930's - 40's ~ Art By Belarski, Rozen, Saunders, Anderson, Ward, Howitt and others
Some Great Paperback Book Covers ~ art by Rudolph Belarski and others...but mostly Belarski


Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available!

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.






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

BULLARD OF THE SPACE PATROL

JOHN BULLARD was born on Terra, in the ancient district of Ohio, in 3915, and his story is science fiction in the tradition of fine storytelling. No bugeyed monsters of the "space operas" here, but the adventures of a clever man, not physically outstanding in any way, who passed almost unnoticed from the Patrol Academy into the Service, there to become the almost legendary hero of the space fleet.

Keeping the peace of the inner and outer planets was no easy job. It fell to Commander Bullard to put down the rebellious criminals long since banished to other planets, to fight in grim wars which encompassed not the nations of our time but the planets of the universe, and last but not least, to cut through the red tape of Terra's bureaucracy. His clever use of the extraordinary machines and weapons of a future age brought him a fame unequaled among the mariners of deep space.

As a hero of science fiction, Commander Bullard has no equal. His fantastic, often humorous, but always logical adventures have long been favorites of science-fiction addicts.

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 296 pages
$29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 296 pages
$12.95



 
KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 16!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

The two tribes make their way with the Kong into the heart of Skull Island, being picked off along the way by the horrors that live there.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Doctor Strange 2016 Movie Review - New!
The "Lost" Adventures of the Lone Ranger
The Value of Dust Jackets
Free streaming video from the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program


Mike Chomko -  November/December 2016 newsletter is now available!

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

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

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

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




PAPERBACK PARADE #95 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #95, our thirtieth anniversary issue, is just out!
The latest issue of the FULL COLOR rare and vintage paperback collectors magazine is chock full of great covers and articles.

This quality digest size magazine is 100 pages, full color, and includes a look at H. Rider Haggard and his adventure novel SHE, also True Grit, The Paperback Family Tree, rare UK Curtis paperback-size books, the Pioneer's of Porn, Hardboiled Paradise: Al Fray, news, ads, letters, more, as new, $15 + postage.


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 Robert Weinberg (1946–2016) Tribute
 “She: The Eternal Romance of Ayesha” by Gary Lovisi
 “Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
 “The Pioneers of Porn” by John Keyes
 “Curtis Books: The Short-Size Series” by Tom Lesser and Gary Lovisi
 “American Vintage (1939–1955) Paperback Family Tree” by Jim Fitzpatrick
 “Rooster Cogburn Rides Again” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “A Book that Doesn’t Exist” by Wally Green
 “Hard-Boiled Paradise: The Paperbacks of Al Fray” by Gary Lovisi


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES: Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item. International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.



 

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #2 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 16!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau
Cover A: Reilly Brown
Cover B: Ben Caldwell
Cover C Subscription: Sean Izaakse


The Scepter and the Crown. The legendary heroes of three worlds fight to survive in the forbidden jungle of the inter-dimensional Worldscape. Seoni lends her magic to the mighty Tars Tarkas of Barsoom and his savage ally Thun’da to help them discover the secret of a multi-world gorilla super-army. Co-starring the jungle goddess Fantomah! The war for the Worldscape continues in a tale written by Pathfinder publisher Erik Mona (Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain) with art from Jonathan Lau (Red Sonja and Cub). Contains a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix and a bonus pull-out poster map!

Full Color, 32 pages, $4.99






Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Eyes of the North" by Leslie Burton Blades from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, October 25, 1919
The gods of the Eskimos curse a man who seduced its priestess.

"The Mutiny" by A. Judson Hanna from ADVENTURE, February 28, 1922
Did I ever tell you about the mutiny on the Melilla? Then I'll tell you about it now because it was rice that started that mutiny. What I mean is, the crew wanted rice, and there wasn't any. The ship's officers had eaten it. So the crew thought they would start something; and they did, believe me.

"Bechuana Blood" by Charles S. Strong from THRILLING DETECTIVE, October, 1941
Featuring: Jan Pieter Van Bronck

The Boer Detective Adds One and One to Make Eleven - and Exposes a Dastardly Crime Plot!



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata
Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey
Review: Night’s Dominion #1 by Ted Naifeh
Pulp Den - Now online!

The Tramp - New!
Hold On! Tomorrow
Six Scarlet Scorpions
Phantom Patrol
The Mexico Kill
Mystery Men  
         Pulp Den  

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

Dee Linford - Western Author, Journalist, Technical Writer
Kindle edition of Richard Matheson's classic vampire story, I am Legend $2 at Amazon.com 
Clarence Budington Kelland - The transmigration of a sheep
In memoriam - Bob Weinberg (1946-2016), pulp and art collector extraordinaire

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Scorpio - New!
Secret Mission Angola
The Mexico Kill
Cobra Trap
The Pulp.Net  - Now online!
The Pulp.Net features three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

The Spider #35: ‘Satan’s Sightless Legion’ - New!
Perry Mason novels: #23 and #24
‘Man With the Steel Whip’: a serial in 12 chapters
TMM#2: Dark Accusations
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Have a pulpy Halloween
Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016
Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more
Ramble House
THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Book 3
 Five New Pastiches by Gary Lovisi

Now available!
 
Here are five new tales of the immortal sleuth by Brooklyn's most famous paperback fan and author, Gary Lovisi.
The stories reveal aspects of Holmes' life that have never been known, including how he celebrates his birthday, what he thinks about golf, and how he solved the mystery of the sinking of the Titanic.

 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783


 
Ramble House
THE SWORD OF THONGOR by Robert M. Price
Now available!

 For many years Lin Carter wrote sword and sorcery novels about the mighty Thongor of Lemuria. Now, author Robert M. Price has added ten new tales to the saga, carrying on the noble tradition of blending Conan, King Kull and John Carter of Mars into one magnificent character. Richard A. Lupoff, no stranger to stories of fantastic behemoths who roamed the ancient Earth, introduces the book with his usual verve.
 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




Robert Vaughn: November 22, 1932 to November 12, 2016

Robert Vaughn,Napoleon Solo on NBC’s The Man From Uncle, died today after a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83.
Vaughn’s prolific small-screen career included stints on The A-Team, Murder She Wrote, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and the British soap opera Coronation Street.
In 1978, he won an Emmy for his work in the miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors.


The Shadow: The Death House Rescue - New Kickstarter project now online!
by Roulf Knightley

The Shadow: The Death House Rescue is a non-profit stop-motion animated film featuring the first original radio adventure of the The Shadow, which aired in the United States on September 26, 1937.

The story features The Shadow and Margot Lane racing against time as they attempt to save an innocent man on death row from being executed on the electric chair. This thrilling adventure launched what would become the most successful radio series of all time.

With the radio drama as the foundation, we are making a stop-motion animated film to compliment the audio track, creating an exciting visual element that we hope will not only appeal to long time Shadow Agents, but also attract new fans to this amazing character.


This project will be funded on Wed, Nov 23 2016 12:54 PM EDT.






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Merry Mrs. MacBeth

The Blackest Mail
The Devil Monsters

 
The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


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.

Winged Creatures on the Cover of Weird Tales  - New!
Dragons on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Satyrs on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Haunted Houses and Graveyards on the Cover of Weird Tales
Centaurs on the Cover of Weird Tales
Medusa on the Cover of Weird Tales
Devils and Demons on the Cover of Weird Tales


WEIRDBOOK #33
Now available!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 16 x 9 inches, 80 pages, $12.00

Table of Contents

Fiction
The River Flows To Nowhere by John R. Fultz
The Amnesiac’s Lament by Scott R Jones
Trance Junkie By Bruno Lombardi
Bad Faith by Will Blinn document page 56
Dwelling of the Wolf by Franklyn Searight
The Ruby Palace by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
The Screams at the Keyhole by Garrett Cook
Diary of an Illness by C. M. Muller
Teatime with Mrs. Monster by James Aquilone
Train to Nowhere by Adrian Cole

Poetry & Prose
A Cure for Unrequited Love by Donald W. Schank
The Owl by S. L. Edwards
Bathory in Red by Ashley Dioses
Blood Siren's Alcove by Ashley Dioses
The Woodland funeral by K.A. Opperman
The Lady in Scarlet by K.A. Opperman
The Ghost Carriage by K. A. Opperman
Hymn to Shub-Niggurath by Darrell Schweitzer

Noctuary of Sfatlicllp by Frederick J. Mayer
Sfatlicllp's Ghoul by Frederick J. Mayer
Nile Lamia Recalls by Frederick J. Mayer








04 November 2016

2016 Pulp Shows

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


2016 and 2017 Film Releases
All dates are subject to change.

November 4, 2016
November 11, 2016
November 18, 2016
DOCTOR STRANGE
ARRIVAL
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
December 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
December 25, 2016
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
PASSENGERS
JUMANJI

January 6, 2017 UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS
February 10, 2017
February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE

THE DARK TOWER
March 3, 2017
March 10, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
THE WOLVERINE 2
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
DARK UNIVERSE: THE MUMMY
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD
GHOST IN THE SHELL
May 5, 2017
May 19, 2017
May 26, 2017

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
TERMINATOR: GENISYS 2
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

June 2, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 16, 2017
WONDER WOMAN
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ASCENDANT
THE MUMMY
KINGSMEN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
July 7, 2017
July 14, 2017
July 21, 2017
July 28, 2017
SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
JUMANJI
August 4, 2017
ALIEN: CONVENANT
September 29, 2017
THE EQUALIZER 2
November 3, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
JUSTICE LEAGUE: PART 1

December TBA, 2017
December TBA, 2017
December 22, 2017
AVATAR 2
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII
THE SIX BILLION DOLLAR MAN

2017 VINTAGE SCI-FI 12-MONTH WALL CALENDAR - Now available!
(Cover) Allen Anderson

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 Eighth 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

Wall Calendar, 11x15, Full Color, $21.95

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!
Use Promo Code: SHIP2017



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF PAT SAVAGE
SIX SCARLET SCORPIONS

Now available in softcover!
The hardcover edition is coming soon!

When a man so anemic that he could be a vampire’s victim comes to Patricia Savage for rescue, the impetuous girl can’t say no. Excitement is her meat and danger her dessert.

Accompanied by Doc Savage aide, Monk Mayfair, Pat finds herself in the worst danger of her life.
Wanted for murder, hounded by the minions of a weird mystery figure calling himself Chief Standing Scorpion, narrowly evading the hordes of the Vinegarroon tribe,
the bronze-skinned golden girl battles her way to a sinister secret cached in an ancient ruin.

From the oilfields of Oklahoma to the forbidding Ozark Mountains, the trail of scorpionic doom winds. Will Pat Savage’s first great adventure also be her last?

$24.95



Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE
THE FRIGHTENED FISH

Now available in softcover!

The hardcover edition is coming soon!

The deluded ravings of a madman and the absence of all sea life around a New England fishing village lure Doc Savage and his crew to an obscure island bristling with gunmen. The trail of terror leads to the ravaged coasts of Occupied Japan. There they fall into the clutches of an evil genius long believed dead, a shadowy figure who masterminded World War II… and who now seeks to plunge humidity into a fresh Armageddon.

Trained by the same teacher, both processed of a similar genius, Doc Savage and this malicious mastermind have fought before. And now, as the world lurches toward another global war, the Man of Bronze must defeat his most loathsome adversary yet….
$14.95

Adventures in Bronze



Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

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

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

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


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


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton


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

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

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

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

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


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





Adventure House
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Adventure House just completed their newest website, and it is chocked full of great pulp art. 
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Adventure House Art offers high grade printing, with high resolution scans. 
Our scans are from the original magazines, and not harvested from all over the internet and books. 
We have a watermark on our images, but will not be printed in the final product. 
All our standard prints are printed in a six ink process, with steadfast colors and high grade paper that will stand the test of time.





Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode # 21 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
Topics, Purple Scar, Phantom Detective and Bass Reeves.








Airship 27 Productions
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE VOLUME 1
Now available!

High atop the Clarion Tower, a blinking red light begins to pulse signaling one of New York City’s most illustrious, vigilante heroes, the Phantom Detective.  In reality, he is Curtis Van Loan, a debonair playboy millionaire well known in the society columns of all the major dailies. What is hidden from the public is Van Loan’s dedication to law and order. A decorated combat pilot during World War I, he is an expert fencer, ju-jitsu master and speaks a dozen foreign tongues fluently.

Hidden in his Park Avenue penthouse is a secret closet in which are found clothing of all descriptions and sizes.  Along the wall are weapons; automatic rifles, sub-machine guns. There is also a miniature lab along with an extensive make-up kit that allows him to don different faces as his mission requires.  Forget the silly Top Hat featured on the old pulp covers, while in action the Phantom Detective wore a belted topcoat, a fedora and black domino mask. He carried a .45 automatic and a hidden knife in his left sleeve.

“The Phantom Detective was another of those great B characters,” offers Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “His were more straight forward detective tales.  Unlike the other masked avengers, he had no supernatural abilities and relied on his wits to solve the crimes he tackled from month to month.”

One of the hallmarks of the Phantom Detective pulp magazine were its popular “giant head” composition covers wherein smaller figures were depicted n the lower foreground  while behind them was the looming giant head of the hero in his mask and trademark top hat.  In recruiting the amazing Pat Carbajal to do this cover, Art Director Rob Davis, worked with the artist to pay homage to those old classic compositions; including using the same logo brand above the picture.  Interiors were provided by artist Andrew Ritchie.

“The idea of doing a traditional Detective Phantom cover was too tempting to pass up,” adds Fortier.  “But this time, we were committed to showcasing the hero as he appeared in the actual stories, without that silly top hat. We think Pat knocked it out of the ballpark.”

Now, this popular pulp icon returns to once more battle villainy and crime in five new cases by Gene Moyers, Whit Howland, Robert Ricci and Gary Lovisi; who turns in two.  Each recaptures the fun, excitement and thrills of this classic hero from the past; the Phantom Detective.


Available now from Amazon and coming soon to Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

Also available!

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

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

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

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95
Argosy 1970s Logo T-Shirt

This is the authentic logo used for this classic magazine.
In 1974, the new owners of Argosy revamped the decades-old periodical, introducing a new design—including a completely-updated logo—
by Herb Lubalin and Roger Ferriter, two of the greatest designers of the 20th Century.

Note: burgundy fabric only.
$19.95

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










 

Altus Press
Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries Return to Magazine Format
Featuring NEW stories by Frederick Nebel, Paul Bishop, and Kimberly B. Richardson


Three of the most historic pulp fiction magazines of the Twentieth Century are set to return to magazine format.

This November, Altus Press will relaunch full-length magazines of Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in periodical format.

These three pulp magazine titles were renowned for the high level of quality fiction which they published for decades.

Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will be composed of classic fiction from the backlog of The Frank A. Munsey Company, Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, Inc., and Popular Publications, Inc., along with all-new stories and articles.

Argosy features an ALL-NEW story by Frederick Nebel, along with stories by H. Bedford-Jones, Berton E. Cook, Ralph R. Perry, W. Wirt, Murray R. Montgomery, and Norbert Davis. Argosy’s focus will remain primarily on adventure fiction.

Black Mask is highlighted by a brand new story by award-winner Paul Bishop, as well as classic hard-boiled detective stories by Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield, T.T. Flynn, Merle Constiner, Richard Sale, and Norbert Davis.

Famous Fantastic Mysteries is highlighted by a new short story by Kimberly B. Richardson. It’s rounded out by stories from G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Arthur Leo Zagat, Frederick C. Davis, High B. Cave, Paul Ernst, Wyatt Blassingame, and Wayne Rogers, among others. Famous Fantastic Mysteries will focus on the weird fiction genre.

Each of these magazines enjoyed decades-long publications by a variety of publishers, comprising several thousand total issues. Now owned by Steeger Properties, LLC, these titles will be published on a regular schedule and in print and e-magazine formats.

These new magazines will be printed in black & white and each is heavily illustrated. Argosy, Black Mask, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries will available via the popular book and e-book vendors as well as at www.altuspress.com.

Altus Press is accepting article proposals and advertising for placement in future issues.

Please contact submissions@altuspress.com to be considered for future issues.







Art of Joe DeVito
DOC SAVAGE
Six Scarlet Scorpions Print

Now available!

Limited Edition Archival Giclée
Run of 150 with 25 Artist Proofs
Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity

Choose Image size:
13 x 19 (Includes Border) - $50.00
17 x 22 (Includes Border) - $70.00
$5.00 S&H (within the Continental U.S.)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Pulpfest 2016: #9 - The Munsey Award
The Presentation of the Munsey award at Pulpfest!

Pulpfest 2016: #10- Guest of Honor- Ted White

The legendary Ted White discusses his career n the pulps, SciFi, and publishing.  This talk brought back memories for me from 50 years ago!
Past episodes:
Pat Savage: Six Scarlet Scorpions a novel by Will Murray
The Shadow's Sanctum: Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin
Pulpfest 7 - The New Pulp Panel

Pulpfest 6: Author Barbara Doran's Readings
Modern Times : Jeff Deischer's New Argentverse novel
Pulpfest 4: Argosy Artists and the Lamont Award
Rick Lai's Major Sabbath

PulpFest Lecture 3 - Collaborating with Philip Jose Farmer

Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

DOC ARDAN: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN
and Other Tales from the Société Secrète des Aventuriers
by Guy d'Armen and Others
edited by J-M. & R. Lofficier
Cover by Vincent Laik

Doctor Francis Ardan, intrepid explorer and polymath, was created in the 1920s by French writer Guy d’Armen for the French pulp magazine, L’Intrépide.
 
After publishing three of his novel-length adventures in English, we offer here four original short stories taken from the pages of L’Intrépide, in which see the fearless hero tackle a Yeti, a Witch Doctor, a vampire and a giant bat.
 
In addition, this collection contains twelve other stories, including four written especially for this volume, in which Doc Ardan faces such exotic threats as the Beast of Gevaudan, the Queen of Atlantis, Natas the Devil Doctor, the Morlocks and more.
 
The book also includes a new listing of Ardan stories and “Before the Bronze Age,” an article revealing the connections between Ardan and a world-famous bronze hero.

Contents:
•Before the Bronze Age
•Additional Bibliography
•Guy d’Armen: From the Archives of the Société Secrète des Aventuriers
•1. The Abominable Snowman.
•2. The Giant Bat
•3. The Vampire of the Hamada.
•4. The Lair of the Javanese Witch-Doctor
•Rick Lai: The Midas Menace. (new)
•John Peel: The Biggest Guns.
•Jean-Marc Lofficier: The Star Prince.
•Vincent Jounieaux: The Dreadful Conspiracy.
•Travis Hiltz: Family Reunion
•Jason Scott Aiken: Ardan at the Pole. 1
•Christopher Paul Carey & Win Scott Eckert: Iron and Bronze.
•Matthew Dennion: A Scientist First and Foremost (new)
•Peter Gabbani: Small Dreams of a Floating City. (new)
•Win Scott Eckert: The Eye of Oran.
•Win Scott Eckert: Les Lèvres Rouges.
•Win Scott Eckert: The Vanishing Devil
•Credits.

US $22.95 /GBP £12.99
6x9
trade paperback, 288 pages
THE CROCODILE, or THE WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL
by Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin
adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Mike Hoffman

The Crocodile (1792) is a brilliant epic, one of those rare books of which one can say that no one ever wrote anything else like it.
The eponymous Crocodile is an attempted saboteur of the Divine Plan, an instrument of the Adversary, who claims to have created and shaped the universe—but who is, after all, a liar. As for the divinity, he remains invisible, but is described as a jeweler whose wife who supervises a Society of Independents, the members of which never meet but are always in session.


Add to these concepts a plague of books, which reduces human knowledge to a soggy pulp; the sunken city of Atalante, where everything stopped dead at the moment of its submersion; and the fact that the ultimate hope of a beleaguered Paris in the face of diabolical catastrophe is an aging Jew armed with a little box, and the cocktail is, to say the least, original and appealing to the connoisseurs of the bizarre.

Contents:
Le Crocodile, ou La Guerre du bien et du mal, arrivée sous le règne de Louis XV: poème epiquo-magique en 102 chants (1792)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $23.95 /GBP £14.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 300 pages


THE LYNX
by Michel Corday & André Couvreur
adapted by Brian Stableford
Cover by Jean-Félix Lyon

There was a chaotic tumult of ideas in his head, a cerebral activity a hundred times more intense than that of the most exalting drunkenness. He clasped his forehead with his hand, thinking that he was going mad.
 
Gabriel Mirande inherits a serum from a friend, the chemist Brion, which enables him to read minds.

The Lynx (1911) is notable as one of the earliest significant treatments of telepathy. It represents a point in the evolution of the genre when it became possible to discuss the
alteration of human nature in the context of a suspenseful thriller.

Here, Mirande must use the serum to thwart the schemes of Dr. Castellan, a powerful villain, although the odds are stacked against him.

Michel Corday was the author of The Eternal Flame; André Couvreur that of the Dr. Caresco and Professor Tornada novels, all published by Black Coat Press. The Lynx is one of the
most interesting marriages of minds within the genre.


US $23.95 /GBP
£14.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 272 pages

 



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

Now available!

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

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

With an introduction by Tom Roberts.

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


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

Now available!

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

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

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

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

With an introduction by Tom Roberts


Softcover, 252 pages, $19.95


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

Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also included are two newly discovered works!


Softcover, 228 pages, $19.95




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 Blood 'N' Thunder #49/50 (Fall 2016)
Now available and subscriber copies begin shipping next week!

The final quarterly issue of Blood ‘n’ Thunder is one of the best in the magazine’s 14-year run.
Number 49/50 offers the usual wide variety of articles and essays covering adventure, mystery and melodrama in American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the topics explored in this double-sized farewell issue: Cornell Woolrich’s novelette “It Had to Be Murder” and Rear Window, the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller adapted from it; the 1889 story paper that may have influenced The Shadow’s creation; the 1915 cliffhanger serial smash called The Diamond from the Sky; the origins of Robert E. Howard’s demonic wizard Skelos; the short-lived 1935 radio series featuring pulpdom’s The Spider; and Depression-era apprisals of the detective-pulp market from a 1933 issue of Writer’s Digest.

There’s also an entire section — over 60 pages — devoted to the collecting and preservation of rare pulp magazines and the premiums they offered; and a 1938 novelette of African intrigue featuring L. Patrick Greene’s suave British rogue “The Major.” Finally, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Amazing Stories, the very first magazine exclusively devoted to science fiction, we have an extensive selection of reviews of obscure SF yarns from the zine’s early years, illustrated with rare covers from the 1926-1930 period.

This final Blood ‘n’ Thunder has 210 pages and, as usual, is packed with illustrations to accompany its well-researched and well-written articles.

Trade paperback, 8x10, 210 pages
Price: $24.95

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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 FLICKERING SHADOWS
How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen
Now available!

FLICKERING SHADOWS! Subtitled "How Pulpdom's Master of Darkness Brightened the Silver Screen," this 98-page monograph—about the length of a typical issue of BLOOD 'N' THUNDER—fully chronicles The Shadow's career in films and television. Beginning with the character's 1931 motion-picture debut in Universal's "Shadow Detective" featurettes, Ed Hulse follows the premier pulp hero in his two Grand National feature films, his 1940 cliffhanger serial, his three Monogram "B" mysteries, his two unsold TV pilots of the '50s, and finally the big-budget 1994 spectacular starring Alec Baldwin. Along the way Hulse debunks Shadow movie myths and even covers films scripted but never made, drawing on his extensive research and in-person interviews. He also discusses the Shadow pulp magazine so as to offer context in his examination of the motion pictures.

The book is profusely illustrated with stills, posters, lobby cards, vintage pulp covers, and even frame captures from the films themselves. It's a must-have for Shadow fans. Get it today at muraniapress.com!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 98 pages
Price: $10.95


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




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


September 30: Collectibles for Sale Section Update
Collectibles Section Updated

PulpFest 2016 Report
More Collectibles for Sale Being Listed for July 4th Weekend!

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #23 (Fall 2016)
Now available!

Robert Leslie Bellem, Theodore Rocoe, Charles Dickens, Francis H. Allen, Richard A. Lupoff, Adam Beau McFarland, TJ Morris, Kevin Findley, Audrey Parente

"Dharmba" by TJ Morris
A Cleanser is dispatched to .
"Luck!" by Theodore Roscoe
All life is a gamble — A whirlpool of chance from birth to the grave …
"Theodore Roscoe: High Class Pulp Fiction" by Audrey Parente
"Homicide Hotfoot" by Robert Leslie Bellem
A tragic comedy team turns to Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective, for protection from a protection racket!
"Legends of L.A." by Kevin Findley
A Hollywood hero gives the Los Angeles mob a taste of frontier justice!
"Sandstorm Circus" by Francis H. Allen
It’s the way Mary swings those cymbals that plumb corrals the heart of Dismal Jones.
"The Laddie in the Lake" by Richard A. Lupoff
A summer camp becomes a crime scene.
"Sherlock Holmes and Scrooge’s Ghost" by Adam Beau McFarlane
Had the old miser really embraced Christmas?
"What Christmas Is As We Grow Older" by Charles Dickens
The author of “A Christmas Carol” reflects …


Paperback, 7"x10", 138 pages,
$12.95




       
Bold Venture Press
AWESOME TALES #4
Now available!

The Manchurian Menace
Authored by R. Allen Leider, Robert E. Waters, K T Pinto, Patrick Thomas
Designed by Rich Harvey
Illustrated by Patrick Thomas, Edd Coutts

1942, Manchuria finds The Devil Doctor and his sinister daughter in a race with Allied and Axis agents to find as Chinese physicist who has the secret of the atomic bomb. Also in this issue, the Pink Reaper tracks a serial killer, conquistadores face certain death at the hands of Mayan cultists and detective Raphael Jones returns to find the missing parents of a very special child.


Paperback, 7"x10", 66 pages,
$6.00






THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #77 is now available!
 
Contents
Cover: Steve Rude
"Let's Meet in Columbus, Chicago, or Phoenix" by Chuck Welch

"Casting Doc's Crew" by Tim Faurote
"An Interview with Steve Rude" by J. C. Ringgenberg
"A Solution to the Novel Puzzle" by Chuck Welch
"Pat Savage Steps Out from Doc's Shadow" by Will Murray
"The True Location of the Tunnel Terror" by Julián Puga
A review of "Glare of the Gorgon" by Mark O. Lambert
"The Bronze Gazette Interview: Howard Wright" by Terry Allen
"Doc Savage: The Spider's Web" by Howaard Wright
"The Genesis of Doc Wilde" by Tim Byrd
"The Bronze Gazette Publications News Update" by Terry Allen

Plus
The Bronze Gazette Doc Con 2016 Program Guide

Contents
Cover: Cristian Diaz
"It's Showtime Folks"
by Chuck Welch
"Twenty Questions with Will Murray" by Jeff Deischer
"Ten Questions, Give or Take, with Joe DeVito" by Jeff Deischer
"Pat Savage Goes Solo" by Will Murray
"The Man Who First Painted Doc Savage" by Bobb Cotter
"The Sanctum Press Doc Savage Checklist"
"A Retrospective of Doc Con XVIII" by Dafydd Neal Dyar
"A look Back at Doc Con XVIII" by Robert Leeper and fred Kuentz
"Doc Con Guests" by Paul R. Staff

 
Get single copies of #76 and #77 for $12 each in the USA.

It's never too early to sign up for the next three big issues coming your way in 2017!
Subscriptions (via Paypal) are now available for No. 78, 79, and 80.

$30.00 USA
$40.00 Canada (US Dollars)
$50.00 International
(Prices Include Postage)

Click HERE to subscribe!
 


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Duel on Syrtis, by Poul Anderson  - New!
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Haunter of the Dark - New!
Short Reviews – Black Amazon of Mars, by Leigh Brackett
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Out of Time

The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Short Reviews – Stalemate in Space, by Charles L. Harness
Clive Cussler: THE CUTTHROAT (Isaac Bell) - Coming March 14!
by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.

Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate—petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.


Hardcover, 416 pages, List Price: $29.00


Clive Cussler: NIGHTHAWK (Kurt Austin) - Coming May 30!
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don’t—that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.

From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster . . . but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.


Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00


Clive Cussler: ODESSA SEA - Coming November 15!

A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo.
Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials.

At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. As the danger escalates, there’s only one man who can avert catastrophe.
From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.


Hardcover, 464 pages, List Price: $29.00


THE CTHULHU CASEBOOKS: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SHADWELL SHADOWS MMPB - Coming November 15!
(Writer) James Lovegrove

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

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





The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

R.H. Hardwick’s Special Aptitude  
- New!
Weirdbook #33 - New!
October 1959 Newsstand - New!
Paperback Parade #95   - New!
Who was The Continental Op?
B&A: Super-Science Fiction
“Prison Planet” by Robert Silverberg
Suspense the Mystery Magazine #3 Feb. 1947
DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE (1975) Blu-Ray - Now available!

Warner Archive has revealed that it’s bringing Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) to Blu-ray.
The disc will include a new HD remaster of the film, with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, and the theatrical trailer.


Based on the first of Kenneth Robeson’s 181 adventure-packed Doc Savage books, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze hits the screen with all its gee-whiz, gung-ho spirit intact. And its bold protagonist, who along with having a Herculean body is also a surgeon, linguist and inventor, remains determined to do right to all and wrong to no one.

Ron Ely (TV’s Tarzan) plays the strapping Savage in this high-camp, big- heroics tale of his trek into the Valley of the Vanished to confront the power-hungry Captain Seas (Paul Wexler). And behind the camera are pros who know how to get the most of this entertainment bronze mine: veteran fantasy film producer George Pal (The War of The Worlds, The Time Machine) and director Michael Anderson (Around the World in 80 Days, Logan’s Run).


Contains original theatrical trailer (1080p HD)
NEW 2016 1080p HD REMASTER
COLOR-100 Minutes
16 X 9- 1.78:1 ASPECT RATIO
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
English SDH

$21.99


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
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Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Benito Gallego, 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
 New Artist – Benito Gallego
For The New Adventures of Tarzan comic strip

The comic strip, The New Adventures of Tarzan, written by Roy Thomas, now features an exciting new artist, Benito Gallego. The former artist for this comic strip, Tom Grinberg – who was instrumental in helping us launch our web comic program – has moved on to other projects.

BENITO GALLEGO
Benito Gallego (born in Madrid, Spain) decided he loved comics at a tender age, even before he learned to read. He’s been drawing all his life – filling any blank space on every piece of paper that fell into his hands with his doodles. Benito collaborated by providing comics and pin-ups for fanzines and publications in Spain while attending the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid. And, he continued drawing comics while developing a parallel career in advertising and graphic design –which paid the bills for many years.


After contacting Roy Thomas, Benito got his first professional assignments working with Roy on both his series', Anthem and Captain Thunder & Blue Bolt – published by Heroic Publishing. Since then, Benito has been working with other top talents in the comic medium such as Cary Bates and Sal Buscema at DC Comics, Brian Azzarello, and Paul Kupperberg. Benito has produced a variety of illustration work including Marvel character trading cards and Monsters! and Dinosaurs for Upper Deck and he also created illustrations for books like the Diego’s Dragon series, written by Kevin Gerard.

Benito recently finished artwork for a graphic novel on the life of reggae star, Bob Marley, written by Jim McCarthy, while also working on Apama the Undiscovered Animal – a comic series based on concepts and characters from the movie: Hero Tomorrow, created by Milo Miller and Ted Sikora.

Benito lives in Alicante, on the east coast of Spain, with his wife, Soraya, and daughter, Alona, who are his most ferocious and grateful art critics. You may follow Benito’s art at www.Facebook.com/BenitoGallego.Art/

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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 2016
Since a good portion of the narrative occurs on October 31st, why not curl up with "The Curse of Yig"by Zealia Brown Bishop and H. P. Lovecraft.
We've done an original layout of the story text for this reprinting and have also included lots of background information in the introduction by Bob Gay.


September 2016
Turning our attention back to the work of G. K. Chesterton, we are pleased to present the fourth Father Brown tale, "The Bolt from the Blue (The Hammer of God)," as it appeared in the November 5, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the illustrations by George Gibbs.  Introduction is by Dan Neyer.

August 2016
Just to prove that we have some small literary interests at FAFF, we are pleased to present to you "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, as it appeared in the May 27, 1922 issue of Collier's Magazine.
Our presentation includes the illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg and an introduction by Bob Gay.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Girasol Collectables

SPECIAL NOTICE
The Girasol Pulp Replicas project is complete.
No NEW Replicas will be added to the catalogue.
We will, for an as yet undetermined period, be keeping the existing catalogue available.

Girasol Collectables has begun retiring the less-active Replicas.
The replicas listed below will be discontinued in the next month or two.
Don't delay if there are any you're interested in!
Contact us before ordering large quantities to confirm availability.

Pulp replica editions to be retired in 2017!
Black Mask #1, #43
Dime Mystery #1
Dr Yen Sin (all 3 issues)
Horror Stories #1, 2, 5
Wu Fang (all 7 issues)

Pulp replica editions previously retired!
All Detective #27
Civil War Stories
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective #1, 2
Dime Mystery Book #1
Eerie (Canadian pulp)
Mystery Adventures #7
Phantom Detective #1
Pirate Stories #1
Soldiers of Fortune #1
Strange Detective Stories #2
Strange Stories #1
Thrilling Mystery #1


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
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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
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#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
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#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)
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#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
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Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery Edition Volume 5
The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5
Now available!

Volume 5 of our Pulp Cover Gallery series is in the works, scheduled for a mid-May release.
This edition will be the same overall format as our other volumes, featuring sets of cover scans of The Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, and Operator #5.
One difference this time out is that the images are square-cut, they do not show the rough pulp edges.
The same bonded leather hardcover exterior, 8.5" x 11" interior pages, 130+ pages, full color throughout,
with a brief introduction and checklist with cover artist credit where known.
As before, this is not a book about the pulp titles featured, it is a visual reference of the covers. Lots of great viewing!

Order before April 01, 2016 and save $10!
$140 including shipping & handling* (*within North America, for overseas orders add $25.)






The Golden Age - Now online!

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!
N.C. Wyeth illustrating Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island
Some Great Pulp Covers - 1930's - 40's ~ Art By Belarski, Rozen, Saunders, Anderson, Ward, Howitt and others
Some Great Paperback Book Covers ~ art by Rudolph Belarski and others...but mostly Belarski


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Typically the 3rd Saturday of every month
Check the website at the link below for the latest schedule.

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp 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
New Leigh Brackett Combo offer!
Now available for pre-order!

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

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

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

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

$110.00 with free shipping!







             Now available for pre-order!  


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Quite far along, this volume sees all proofreading complete except for the long-awaited introduction.
This cover image is still a work-in-progress and Raymond Swanland once again demonstrates that he is the master of heroic and kinetic action.



THIS IS IT! The BIG one!
All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume.
The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977.


Contents
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″

Artwork by Raymond Swanland
Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ pages
Smythe-sewn Hardcover
                                               
Preorder price: $45


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


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Proofreading is also complete on this title as well. We are still waiting for clearances and permissions on a several texts and images that we feel MUST be a part of this book.
And remember, there's a NEW AND UNPUBLISHED Brackett-tale in here!     



Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), noted author of mystery & science fiction novels—with screenplays for THE BIG SLEEP, RIO BRAVO and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK—sees her Centennial celebrated with a previously unpublished story in the forthcoming Haffner Press collection: LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL.

Discovered by editor Stephen Haffner, Brackett’s unpublished story “They” is a mature science fiction tale of power and intrigue, of homegrown xenophobia versus stellar exploration, with an answer to the ultimate question: “Are we alone?”

“They” leads off this tribute volume collecting the majority of Brackett’s nonfiction writings, supplemented with vintage interviews and commentaries/remembrances from such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock, Richard A. Lupoff and more.

“Her dialogue crackled, the characters lived and breathed. For any burgeoning fan of film, you couldn’t ask for a better inspiration than Leigh Brackett.” —George Lucas
“She had a marvelous ability for moving a narrative along…I remember one story of mine which had me frozen…she took over and wrote the first thousand words—and it was published that way.” —Ray Bradbury

LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL covers numerous facets and events of Brackett’s life, in her own words, and in the words of those who knew her:
 - Brackett writes of bringing Philip Marlowe into the 1970s for Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye . . .
 - SF-author and NASA employee Joseph Green records the time he hosted Brackett at the launch of Apollo XII . . .
 - Bookseller Ray Walsh documents the day he escorted Brackett to view a new groundbreaking space-fantasy film in the summer 1977 . . .

Available for preorder, LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL continues the effort begun in 2002 by Haffner Press to collect, preserve, and present the works of Leigh Brackett for current and future generations.


Edited by Stephen Haffner
ISBN-13 978-1893887-84-8
500pp. Trade Paperback
$25.00



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Still available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

As noted before, Volume One, MURDER DRAWS A CROWD was initially printed in December 2015, but the quality was so poor that we rejected the finished inventory and the printer refused to mount a second effort that would meet our (and your) expectations. Since then, we've been looking for a new printer whom we feel can get the job done.  
                                                       
Fairly soon, we will be giving a different printer the job to make THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. If all goes well, we will send Volume One and Volume Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY to this printer at the same time. Ideally, these Browns will be ready in the 4th quarter. 


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

Introduction by Jack Seabrook                     
ISBN: 9781893887787                               
744 pages                                         
Over 100 illustrations                            
39 pulp magazine stories:  • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror  • Western   
100-pg appendix with the "V.O.N. Munchdriller" &  "William Z. Williams" comedies                  
Decorated endpapers                               
Smythe-sewn binding                               
Full cloth-covered binding boards              
                                               
Preorder price: $40
On publication: $45


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 2: DEATH IN THE DARK
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Fairly soon, we will be giving a printer the job to make THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. If all goes well, we will send Volume One and Volume Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY to this printer at the same time. Ideally, these Browns will be ready in the 4th quarter. 
“. . . enough good people put Brown on their must-read lists and then become evangelists to keep his name alive on the same high shelf as Hammett, Thompson, Ross Macdonald and other crime icons. Somewhere up in literary heaven, I hope he’s looking down, sipping a beer, playing his flute and smiling.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

While the editor of this series only recently came upon the above quote from 2008, these eyes read no truer words. Work has been underway for nearly a year on assembling the first two volumes of a series provisionally titled LOADED: THE COLLECTED FREDRIC BROWN. Now is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what is hoped to be the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works). You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.

Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help.


Introduction by Jack Seabrook
744 pages                                     
Over 90 illustrations                         
32 pulp magazine stories: • Detective  • Mystery  • Horror          
80-pg appendix with the "Colonel Cluck/Kluck,"  "Barnyard Bill Says—" & "Willie Skid" bits  
Decorated endpapers                           
Smythe-sewn binding                           
Full cloth-covered binding boards   
          

Preorder price: $40


 
Haffner Press
The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two
Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00


Production Update from Haffner Press!
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO is printed. 
We will begin shipping the books when we are recovered from exhibiting at the
WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION in Columbus, Ohio.



Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.





Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!



Production Update from Haffner Press!

The assembly of Donald Wandrei's colossal 744-page collection of all 18 stories of sleuth IVY FROST and his partner Jean Moray (from the pages of CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES) passed another hurdle with the recent delivery of the interior art by Chris Kalb!

Chris has re-purposed the original black and white pulp illos for each story as double-page spreads opening each tale. They are simply fantastic!

The introduction by Wandrei expert D.H. Olson is in hand and all that remains is the last proofreaders pass on three remaining stories with a final touch-up on the magazine covers reproduced on the full-color endpapers.   



It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!



Production Update from Haffner Press!

With the rigamarole in getting the Fredric Brown titles back on track, this omnibus of four 1950s mystery novels, THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore, has been pushed down the publication list.                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 We can report that aside from acquiring new cover art (the image at left is a placeholder; yeah, we know it says "Henry Kutter"...), we are in possession of the proofread manuscript, the Ed Gorman introduction, and the finished interior design.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
We are soon to send out an offer to a new cover artist and hope to hear back some good news.   



Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.





Haffner Press
The Six Sleepers, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five
Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

Bob Madle's fantastic intro is done and the manuscript has been proofread. Additional work is needed cleaning up the graphics for the appendix.


Following on from THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR, THE SIX SLEEPERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE brings you more of the World Wreckers vintage works.
Here, Hamilton really put his Remington’s to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES. Depending on the length of ephemera in the appendix, this volume may also see Hamilton crack the Tremaine-era of ASTOUNDING STORIES.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.


Introduction by Robert A. Madle
Cover Art by Margaret Brundage
Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Virgil Finlay
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00



Haffner Press
Hollywood on the Moon / Man About Time: The Pete Manx Adventures
Arthur K. Barnes & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!


Production Update from Haffner Press!

We had an introduction lined up for this from a noted SF comic, but it appears to have evaporated.
The book also needs different cover art.
This Bergey image from Startling Stories, while awesome, doesn't match the time-frame of these stories. We'll have more news later this year.


Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace “shudder” tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner’s favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner’s protege Leigh Brackett.
Arthur K. Barnes, an early friend of Kuttner, published his first story “Lord of the Lightning” for Wonder Stories in December 1931. His “Interplanetary Hunter” series featuring Miss Gerry Carlyle of the London Interplanetary Zoo was originally published in Thrilling Wonder Stories.

Together, Kuttner & Barnes collaborated (and in some cases, wrote independently) on two series of science fiction adventures for Thrilling Wonder Stories. The first, the “Hollywood on the Moon” series, featured ace cameraman Tony Quade of Nine Planets Films, Inc. and his crew skipping around the solar system (even teaming up with Gerry Carlyle a few times!) humorously encountering all manner of weird alien life.

The second series, dealt with the hilarious temporal romps of carnival barker, conman, and small-time crook Pete Manx. Pete is always on the run from some debt collector, or running to his lastest scam for an easy buck. Inevitably, Manx always ends up in the laboratory of Dr. Mayhem, whose unreliable time machine launches Pete into the past where he finds himself in hotter water than before.
This volume collects all the SF collaborations of these two punsters and features the interior illustrations of the original magazines.


Introduction by Ron Goulart
Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
600+ pp. Hardcover
$40.00



Hard Case Crime
Coming soon!
November 2016

SINNER MAN by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch


To escape punishment for a murder he didn’t mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?

Long before he became the award-winning creator of Matthew Scudder (A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES) and an MWA Grand Master, Lawrence Block penned this tough, unforgettable crime novel, his very first. But as he describes in a new afterword, the book wound up published only eight years later, under a different title and a fake name—and was then lost for half a century. Now appearing for the first time under Block’s real name, with revisions by the author, SINNER MAN is revealed as a powerful work by a young novelist destined to become one of the giants of the mystery genre.


First publication in almost 50 years!

December 2016

THE KNIFE SLIPPED by Erle Stanley Gardner
Cover art by Robert McGinnis


THE LOST DETECTIVE NOVEL BY THE CREATOR OF PERRY MASON!

At the time of his death, Erle Stanley Gardner was the best-selling American author of the 20th century, and world famous as the creator of crusading attorney Perry Mason. Gardner also created the hardboiled detective team of Cool and Lam, stars of 29 novels published between 1939 and 1970—and one that’s never been published until now.

Lost for more than 75 years, THE KNIFE SLIPPED was meant to be the second book in the series but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to "talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people." But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities —however shocking for 1939—shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.

Donald Lam has never been cooler—not even when played by Frank Sinatra on the U.S. Steel Hour of Mystery in 1946. Bertha Cool has never been tougher. And Erle Stanley Gardner has never been better.


First publication ever!




IAN FLEMING'S JAMES BOND CLASSIC COLLECTION VOLUME 1: DR. NO—1958-1960 HC - Arriving in comic shops November 9!
(Writer) Ian Fleming & Various (Art) John Mclusky

The daring James Bond is back in a hardcover edition collecting Ian Fleming's super spy's earliest adventures in comic strip form! This volume collects together the comic strips: "Casino Royale," "Live and Let Die," "Moonraker," "Diamonds Are Forever," "From Russia With Love," and "Dr. No."

Hardcover, 9x12, 256 pages, B&W, $39.95



Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available!

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

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

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





JAMES BOND #11 - Arriving in comic shops November 9!
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Jason Masters

Cover: Dom Reardon

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #2 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops November 9!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Assigned to hunt down and eliminate a terrorist threatening Britain’s nuclear deterrent, 007 shadows the nation’s leading defense contractor at the Dubai Arms Fair. As a lethal trap is sprung around him, Bond finds an unexpected ally in glamorous arms company executive Victoria Hunt.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FIGHT STORIES, June 1928
The first issue of this Sports Pulp Magazine.


Contents
SHOOT THAT LEFT! by George Bruce
THE DURABLE DANE by Jack Kofoed
BATTLIN' BEPPO by T. W. Ford
REFERRE'S DECISION by Arthur J. Burks
BREED OF CHAMPIONS by Jack Byrne
THE UNKNOWN KID by E. R. Vadeboncoeur
KEEPING FIT by Jimmy De Forest

Pulp-Sized Magazine, 7 x 10 inch, 132 pages

$12.95




BLACK AMAZON OF MARS by Leigh Brackett

Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city—with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering for that magic jewel—ahead lay the dread abode of the Ice Creatures—at his side stalked the whispering spectre of Ban Cruach, urging him on to a battle Stark knew he must lose!

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 268 pages
$29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 268 pages
$12.95



LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #5 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 9!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Jan Dursema

In this last issue concluding the saga of the Reid family, the torch finally passes from The Lone Ranger to The Green Hornet... but is the price that must be paid in blood worth it? We cannot provide any more details of this story without using spoilers, but we truly believe our readers will find the denouement uplifting while at the same time being emotionally affected by the intense ending of a tale that has been 80 years in the making!



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The "Lost" Adventures of the Lone Ranger
The Value of Dust Jackets
Free streaming video from the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program



The Robert E. Howard Newsline
Now online!


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

Mike Chomko -  November/December 2016 newsletter is now available!

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

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

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

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




Occult Detective Quarterly
New Kickstarter Project open for pledges until November 6!


Occult Detective Quarterly is an exciting new venture for enthusiasts of those who dare to probe beyond the Veil, those who face the psychic, the supernatural and the strange. Arrogant amateurs, scholars and philosophers; hardened detectives, and innocents who have no choice - these are the characters who will fill our pages. Think Carnacki, John Silence and Flaxman Low. Think pulp and noir, and the disenchanted PI – Sam Spade staring into Hell itself. Or stand in contemporary shadows and watch the John Constantines of this world battle the next one.

Even more than this, we want to rip apart the boundaries, and explore the limits of occult investigative fiction. We're already looking for, and finding, new approaches, new characters in unlikely settings. From First Nation female investigators to gay detectives scouring a decadent 19th century Paris, from the South American bruja to the hoodoo-woman – we want all these to join the time-honoured ranks.

A perfect-bound print magazine, along with an e-version for day-to-day browsing, ODQ will bring you fabulous fiction by great names from the field, and introduce you to exciting new writers. All accompanied by fearsome art, fascinating articles and reviews.

Editing the journal will be Sam Gafford, an experienced writer of dark fiction, editor and William Hope Hodgson scholar, from the United States, and John Linwood Grant, a lifelong addict of supernatural fiction, blogger of the weird and a writer of strange period horror, from the UK.


We already have a great line-up for the first couple of issues, and now we want to make sure that we take it to the next level. Your pledges will ensure that we can bring this together. We want our contributors to get a fair deal, our journal to be stylish and our readers to be delighted. This Kickstarter will ensure that we get off the ground running. It will guarantee not only that we can offer subscriptions with confidence, but that we can expand our plans, such as:
  • More quality art illustrating the stories
  • At least one serial exclusive to ODQ
  • Extended content to enthrall
Contribute now and you'll be in at the start, with extra rewards and recognition, ready to come with us as we journey into forbidden territories...



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 PARADE #95 - Now available!

PAPERBACK PARADE #95, our thirtieth anniversary issue, is just out!
The latest issue of my FULL COLOR rare and vintage paperback collectors magazine is chock full of great covers and articles.

This quality digest size magazine is 100 pages, full color, and includes a look at H. Rider Haggard and his adventure novel SHE, also True Grit, The Paperback Family Tree, rare UK Curtis paperback-size books, the Pioneer's of Porn, Hardboiled Paradise: Al Fray, news, ads, letters, more, as new, $15 + postage.


Contents
“Paperback Talk” by Gary Lovisi
 Robert Weinberg (1946–2016) Tribute
 “She: The Eternal Romance of Ayesha” by Gary Lovisi
 “Matchless Paperbacks” by Richard Greene
 “The Pioneers of Porn” by John Keyes
 “Curtis Books: The Short-Size Series” by Tom Lesser and Gary Lovisi
 “American Vintage (1939–1955) Paperback Family Tree” by Jim Fitzpatrick
 “Rooster Cogburn Rides Again” by Richard L. Kellogg
 “A Book that Doesn’t Exist” by Wally Green
 “Hard-Boiled Paradise: The Paperbacks of Al Fray” by Gary Lovisi


Back issues also available while they last!

 
ORDERING INFORMATION:  We accept VISA, Mastercard, US checks drawn on a US bank, (in USD only) or Paypal to our email address at “gryphonbooks@att.net
You can also purchase Paperback Parade at our ebay store at the link below. 
Please contact me with any questions or write to our address: GRYPHON BOOKS,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, NY 11228-0209,  USA

Paperback Parade single issue is $15.00 + postage. Query on back issues AND ON AD RATES.
Subscriptions:   Domestic: 3 issues for $40.00;    ALL INTERNATIONAL: 3 issues $65.00

POSTAGE RATES: Domestic: the first item (book) is $3.00 media mail + 50 cents each additional item. International: the first book is $14.00 via First Class International, $2.00 each additional book.
All books and magazines are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service. Query on Priority Mail or other mailing methods.



 

Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"The Grim Reaper's Audition" by Wallace Umphrey from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1941
Before he knew what the case was about, Investigator Nick Carnavan was up to his ears in mystery. And to get his murder bearings, he had to tune in on a private bullet broadcast - with vengeance at the controls.

"Detour to Murder" by Frank Gruber from SECRET AGENT "X", October, 1937

Postal Inspector Val Decker knew there was something phony about that roadside sign. But when he followed its directions, he didn't know he was taking a detour to murder!

"The Anti-Climax of a Bad Man" by Burke Jenkins from ARGOSY, September, 1907
How the town coward whipped the town's bully and criminal.




Pulp Adventurecon
November 5, 2016!

Sixteen years and still going strong!
We'll return to the Ramada Inn of Bordentown, NJ this November 5 for another afternoon of pulp mania.
You'll find 46 tables of bargain-priced stuff lurking in the vendor room.

Get ready for another afternoon of buying and selling pulp magazines.
You'll also find a large selection of movie memorabilia, golden age comics, vintage paperbacks, and more!
A few collectors have acquired some terrific original art at Pulp Adventurecon. Bring an active line of credit!

In its infancy, Pulp Adventurecon dodged scheduling conflicts with other collectibles shows.
With the passage of time, many of those events have moved onto Nostalgia Valhalla.
In 2001, we moved the show to Bordentown's Ramada Inn, conveniently located at New Jersey Turnpike Exit 7.
The Ramada has been our venue for 15 years, and for some wayward pulp fans it's a second home.

Admission is a mere $5.00 per person. Single tables are $50 ...
Dealers receive a ten percent discount when reserving more than one table.


Altus Press Announces The Dime Detective Library Series 3
Premiere at the Pulp AdventureCon in Bordentown, NJ, on November 5, 2016.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Dum-Dum 2016 – Philip José Farmer’s Ancient Opar Series
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata
Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey
Review: Night’s Dominion #1 by Ted Naifeh
Pulp Den - Now online!

Hold On! Tomorrow
Six Scarlet Scorpions
Phantom Patrol
The Mexico Kill
Mystery Men  
         Pulp Den  

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

Dee Linford - Western Author, Journalist, Technical Writer - New!
Kindle edition of Richard Matheson's classic vampire story, I am Legend $2 at Amazon.com 
Clarence Budington Kelland - The transmigration of a sheep
In memoriam - Bob Weinberg (1946-2016), pulp and art collector extraordinaire

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Secret Mission Angola
The Mexico Kill
Cobra Trap
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 three ongoing blogs!
Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown, That's Pulp by John Olsen, and the long-running Yellowed Perils written by William Lampkin.


That's Pulp! by John Olsen

Perry Mason novels: #23 and #24 - New!
‘Man With the Steel Whip’: a serial in 12 chapters
TMM#2: Dark Accusations
The Spider #29: ‘Slaves of the Murder Syndicate’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Have a pulpy Halloween - New!
Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016
Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more
PulpFest 2016 reports
PulpFest 2016, days 3-4
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
The Spider #30 Audiobook
Green Globes of Death

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

Now available!

Richard Wentworth — who, as the swift-killing Spider, is the scourge of the Underworld — thought the Fly was dead. But once more that most formidable enemy had arisen, pillaging, slaying wantonly, armed with a ghastly new weapon, the Green Globes of Death! Ruthless and astute, heading a gigantic criminal syndicate, the Fly was butchering innocent persons only, it seemed, to see their red blood flow. It was with flagging hope and heavy heart that the Spider took up his newest battle with the preying jackals of crime!

 
Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, tortured manic-depressive, and undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known as the Master of Men.
 
Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
 
Here lies the genius of Norvell Page’s Spider. Wentworth had a secret identity, but hardly anyone was fooled by it! The white-hot relationships between the cast of characters were mature, even modern by our standards. This while he battled supercriminals such as the Fly, Iron Man and the Bat-Man. Authentically captured, the Spider would make a wonderful high-velocity movie.
 
Nick Santa Maria brings the Spider to vivid life in one of the most dramatic Spider stories ever recorded. Green Globes of Death originally published in The Spider magazine, March, 1936.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Captain Future #1 Audiobook
The Space Emperor

by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Follow the quest of Curtis Newton, wizardman of science, as he scours the worlds of tomorrow in the hunt for the greatest interplanetary outlaw of all time! A creeping menace invades the galaxy in a sweep of interplanetary conquest—and Captain Future meets his most powerful enemy... the Space Emperor!

Thrilling Publications editor-in-chief Leo Margulies and his main SF man, Mort Weisinger, attended the first World Science Fiction Convention in New York back in 1939. Impressed, Margulies blurted out, “I didn’t think you fans could be so damn sincere!” Huddling, they concocted Captain Future on the spot.
 
That was the legend. In reality, Margulies and Weisinger had been brainstorming the concept for many months. Conceived as a Doc Savage of the future, Curt Newton was at first called Mr. Future. After the death of his parents, Newton was raised by a trio of surrogate parents—Grag the robot, Otho the android and Simon Wright, a scientist whose brain was kept alive after his body failed. These three reared up Curt in a secret laboratory on the Moon. His mission: to protect planetary peace.
 
Weisinger turned to the most popular SF writer of his generation, Edmond Hamilton, whose well-received novel starring The Three Planeteers had kicked off the first issue of Startling Stories months before. Hamilton reimagined the new hero as Captain Future, basing the series on The Three Planeteers. The action was set in the far future—the 1990s!
 
Given his own magazine, the Ace of Space debuted in The Space Emperor, a rollicking romp that raced from the Moon to Jupiter. Backed up by his trusty proton pistol and his three nonhuman aides, Captain Future patrolled the known planets in the Comet, a supercool spaceship that camouflaged itself as a fiery comet.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Winter 1940 issue of Captain Future magazine, “The Space Emperor” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives Pulp Classics
Operator #5 eBook
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture - July-August 1939

by Curtis Steele

Now available!

Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 Introduction by Will Murray 
America on Guard! — An Editorial

War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture by Curtis Steele
An America terribly divided against itself — sliced by Asiatic conquest into three separate, terror-ridden republics — this was the desperate situation which confronted Operator 5! California was ruled by a madman; a puppet-king of Nippon reigned over the central states — and in the East a few staunch patriots held the last precious soil of our once great land. But one course of action was possible. Operator 5, heading a mighty relief-caravan of men and guns, set out for the westward trek — and the mile-by-mile battle which was to decide whether America should yet be free or vanish forever from the face of the earth!

Things That Made America Great
Orchard of Death by Morton Taney
America’s last hope was the ragged little Colonial army that faced England’s crack troops — and two traitors who had already doomed their country to certain disaster!

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


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Ramble House
THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Book 3
 Five New Pastiches by Gary Lovisi

Now available!
 
Here are five new tales of the immortal sleuth by Brooklyn's most famous paperback fan and author, Gary Lovisi.
The stories reveal aspects of Holmes' life that have never been known, including how he celebrates his birthday, what he thinks about golf, and how he solved the mystery of the sinking of the Titanic.

 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783


 
Ramble House
THE SWORD OF THONGOR by Robert M. Price
Now available!

 For many years Lin Carter wrote sword and sorcery novels about the mighty Thongor of Lemuria. Now, author Robert M. Price has added ten new tales to the saga, carrying on the noble tradition of blending Conan, King Kull and John Carter of Mars into one magnificent character. Richard A. Lupoff, no stranger to stories of fantastic behemoths who roamed the ancient Earth, introduces the book with his usual verve.
 
Available Editions
    $6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI)
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
  $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but the publisher offers you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail him with your order.
fender@ramblehouse.com
228-826-1783




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE GREEN ARCHER
Columbia 1940 / 15 Chapters / Mystery
 Source: The Green Archer by Edgar Wallace
Now available!

Hero: Spike Holland (Victor Jory)
Leading Lady: Valerie Howett (Iris Meredith)
Mystery Hero: The Green Archer
Villain: Abel Bellamy (James Craven)

Main Henchmen: Savini (Robert Fiske), Dinky (Kit Guard), Brad (Jack Ingram)
Supporting Cast: Dorothy Fay, Forrest Taylor, Joseph W. Girard, Fred Kelsey, Kenne Duncan

Directed by: James W. Horne

Plot: A mysterious archer in medieval attire and his imitator -- sometimes we don't know which is which -- prowl the grounds of the villain's modern castle and adjoining house while insurance investigator Spike Holland tries to make sense of the whole business. Operating from the castle is a jewel ring run by blackguard Abel Bellamy, who takes over the property after sending his innocent brother to prison for one of the ring's capers.

Notes: Remake of the earlier silent serial version which featured Walter Miller and Allene Ray, made on similar, sometimes identical sets.

Reviews: "James W. Horne's first two solo sound serials (The Shadow and The Green Archer) are also his best. Both move lightning fast without a loss of coherence, and neither descend into obnoxious and idiotic self-parody like some of his later serials (Captain Midnight and Terry and the Pirates for instance). Green Archer is not a serious serial though -- it's an "old dark house" style mystery/comedy showcasing the same comedic talent Horne showed in such films as Laughing Gravy and Way Out West with Laurel and Hardy." -- Green Hornet





The Shadow: The Death House Rescue - New Kickstarter project now online!
by Roulf Knightley

The Shadow: The Death House Rescue is a non-profit stop-motion animated film featuring the first original radio adventure of the The Shadow, which aired in the United States on September 26, 1937.

The story features The Shadow and Margot Lane racing against time as they attempt to save an innocent man on death row from being executed on the electric chair. This thrilling adventure launched what would become the most successful radio series of all time.

With the radio drama as the foundation, we are making a stop-motion animated film to compliment the audio track, creating an exciting visual element that we hope will not only appeal to long time Shadow Agents, but also attract new fans to this amazing character.


This project will be funded on Wed, Nov 23 2016 12:54 PM EDT.






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Merry Mrs. MacBeth
- New!
The Blackest Mail - New!
The Devil Monsters
The Red Blot Murder Lake
The Devil Master
 
The Shadow 365 - Now online!

A new Shadow blog, "The Shadow 365," is now online.
Every day it will be posting and discussing in chronological order the legendary pulp and comic book covers of "The Shadow."
Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow 365 knows!


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.

Haunted Houses and Graveyards on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Centaurs on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Medusa on the Cover of Weird Tales
Devils and Demons on the Cover of Weird Tales
Robert Weinberg (1946-2016)
Authors on the Cover of Weird Tales
Egypt on the Cover of Weird Tales


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

Now available!
Black Widow: Red Vengeance, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $17.99, October 11, 2016
Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams, Devin Grayson, Marvel, $24.99, October 18, 2016
Iron Man: The Gauntlet, Eoin Colfer, Marvel Press, $16.99, October 25, 2016
How to Save the World, Lexie Dunne, HarperCollins, $6.99, November 1, 2016


Coming soon!

Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, Asgard Trilogy, Book 2, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $9.99, November 15, 2016
The Flash: The Haunting of Barry Allen, Clay & Susan Griffith, Titan Books, $7.99, November 29, 2016
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, December 6, 2016
Warriors Three: Godhood’s End, Asgard Trilogy, Book 3, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Joe Books, $9.99, December 6, 2016
Captain Canuck: The Terror Birds, Neil Dougherty, Chapterhouse Books, $9.95, December 28, 2016
Avalanche: Secret World Chronicle (Bk. 5), Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, January 3, 2017
Pax Britannia: The El Sombra Trilogy, Al Ewing, Abaddon, $15.99, January 10, 2017
Iron Man: Mutually Assured Destruction, Patrick Shand, Joe Books, $9.99, January 10, 2017
Gotham: Dawn of Darkness, Jason Starr, Titan Books, $7.99,  January 31, 2017
Thanos: Death Sentence, Stuart Moore, Marvel, $24.99, February 14, 2017
Spider-Man: subtitle to be announced, Jim Beard, Joe Books, $9.99, February 22, 2017
Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99,  February 28, 2017
Arrow: A Nest of Vipers, Clay & Susan Griffith, Titan Books, $7.99, March 28, 2017
The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, A. Lee Martinez, Saga Press, $15.99, April 11, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All, Corinne Duyvis, Marvel, $24.99, April 20, 2017
Gotham: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, April 25, 2017

Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, May 2, 2017
The Flash: subtitle to be announced, author to be announced, Titan Books, $7.99, May 30, 2017
Interminables #2, Paige Orwin, Angry Robot, $7.99, June 6, 2017
Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, June 13, 2017

The Monster Hunter Files, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, June 20, 2017
Spider-Man: Forever Young, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, June 20, 2017
Monster Hunter Siege, Larry Correia, Baen, $27.00, August 15, 2017

Ghosts of Empire, George Mann, Titan Books, $9.95, October 25, 2017
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Baen, $27.00, November 10, 2017
Wild Cards XXIV: Mississippi Roll, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 20, 2017

Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, January 6, 2018


WEIRDBOOK #33
Now available!

Here are great fantasy and horror tales by current and upcoming masters of the genre...
Trade Paperback, 16 x 9 inches, 80 pages, $12.00

Table of Contents

Fiction
The River Flows To Nowhere by John R. Fultz
The Amnesiac’s Lament by Scott R Jones
Trance Junkie By Bruno Lombardi
Bad Faith by Will Blinn document page 56
Dwelling of the Wolf by Franklyn Searight
The Ruby Palace by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
The Screams at the Keyhole by Garrett Cook
Diary of an Illness by C. M. Muller
Teatime with Mrs. Monster by James Aquilone
Train to Nowhere by Adrian Cole

Poetry & Prose
A Cure for Unrequited Love by Donald W. Schank
The Owl by S. L. Edwards
Bathory in Red by Ashley Dioses
Blood Siren's Alcove by Ashley Dioses
The Woodland funeral by K.A. Opperman
The Lady in Scarlet by K.A. Opperman
The Ghost Carriage by K. A. Opperman
Hymn to Shub-Niggurath by Darrell Schweitzer

Noctuary of Sfatlicllp by Frederick J. Mayer
Sfatlicllp's Ghoul by Frederick J. Mayer
Nile Lamia Recalls by Frederick J. Mayer