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28 October 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 Douglas Klauba Calendar - Kickstarter Campaign coming soon!


The Kickstarter for THE DOUGLAS KLAUBA 2017 ADVENTURE CALENDAR begins soon.
The cover is shown at the right. Spread the news. Tell your friends. Watching this space next Friday for the link.



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


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
Coming soon!
  • The Wild Adventures team is working hard to release the long-awaited KING KONG VS. TARZAN epic later this month.
  • The next anticipated Wild Adventure of Doc Savage release will be EMPIRE OF FATE, reteaming Doc with The Shadow, and battling the invincible Shiwan Khan!
  • MR. CALAMITY has been pushed back on the release schedule.


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - August 1937

"Cavalcade of Death" by Robert Wallace
 The voice of a mysterious leader directs the grim criminal tasks of the bent car mob—whose fiendish depredations baffle the police and public!  Follow the Phantom on the trail of this vicious combine.
 
"Minus a Number" by Milton Lowe
 "Counter Check" by Mark Dillon
 "Reno Racket" by Jackson Gregory, Jr.

   
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men Detective – May 1941

"G-Men Strike Hard" by Norman A. Daniels
 The Ace of Federal Agents follow a trail of blood and bullets as he struggles to crush the Midas of Murder!  Follow Dan Fowler on the trail of a diabolical killer who challenges the might of the F.B.I.
 
"Death Can Be Tricked" by Joseph J. Millard
 "Chinese New Year" by Owen Fox Jerome
 "Some Day I’ll Kill You" by Emile C. Tepperman
 "Dead Men Make Good Witnesses" by Jim O’Brien


 
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Now available!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – April 1937

"The Judgement Sun" by Eando Binder
 "Flight of the Silver Eagle" by Arthur Leo Zagat
 "The Astounding Exodus" by Neil R. Jones
 "Elixir of Doom" by Ray Cummings
 "The Invincible Midge" by Paul Ernst
 "Down on the Farm" by Simpson Stokes
 "Wanderer of the Void" by Dr. Arch Carr
 "A Million Years Ahead" by Edmond Hamilton

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Introducing ADVENTURE HOUSE ART!

NOW GET 30% OFF
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Adventure House just completed their newest website, and it is chocked full of great pulp art. 
Over 9000 covers ready to browse. 

Want one of these great covers? 
Adventure House will custom print each 13x19, 8x11, 4x6 in your choice of glossy, semi-gloss and luster finishes.

Want something unique? 
How about a 28x40 Vinyl Banner, or a truly beautiful 14x20 canvas print, pre-stretched and ready to mount or frame.

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 Productions
THE PURPLE SCAR VOLUME 2
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of its second anthology starring the haunted hero of the pulps, the Purple Scar.

When Dr. Miles Murdoch’s brother was murdered by the mobs, he vowed vengeance. In the following weeks, wearing a horrifying death mask, a new avenger appeared on the streets of Akelton, bringing with him righteous retribution.  Now the city finds itself under protection of a haunted hero, a mysterious angel of doom who metes out his own brand of permanent justice.

In this second volume featuring this little known classic pulp figure, writers Gene Moyers, Paul Kevin Findley, Erik Franklin and David Noe pit the purple hued Master of Fright against a quartet of villainous opponents from a gang of deadly jewel thieves to a merciless arsonist bent burning down the entire city. In these new tales of the Purple Scar, justice and horror are on a collision course you don’t want to miss.

“The Scar, as he was tagged in the stories, is one of the more obscure second string pulp heroes  of them all,” claims Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “The thing that always fascinated me about the character was how, via his grotesque death mask, he embodied both horror and action pulps blending them together in a truly unique fashion not found in any other hero mag.”

In this second volume, all art is by the talented Marco Santiago, including the cover which was colored by Shannon Hall.  Book design provided by Airship 27’s Award Winning Art Director Rob Davis.  And all brought to pulp fans just in time for Halloween.  So strap on your .38, pull on that ugly purple mask and get ready to enjoy a little Trick or Treating in the gruesome Purple Scar style!


Available now from Amazon and Kindle at the links below.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops November 2!

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW ANNUAL #2: "The Black Master," "The Shadow's Shadow" & "The Death Giver" - TRIPLE Novel Super-Villain Special
Sanctum Books continues its Tenth Anniversary celebration with its biggest book ever—collecting nearly 200 pages of early pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the invisible hand of "The Black Master" kills the very men who serve him, leaving no trace except the promise of future murders—in The Shadow's eighth recorded adventure! Then, the Dark Avenger battles an enemy from his past who knows the hidden secrets of the mystery man who became The Shadow! Finally, the Master of Darkness confronts Thade, "The Death Giver," a murderous malefactor who spreads death for the sheer love of killing! BONUS: Anthony Tollin examines Thade's Golden Age return in the four-color pages of SHADOW COMICS! This blockbuster collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-216-2 Softcover, 7x10, 192 pages, B&W, $19.95

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


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!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
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



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
 MURANIA PRESS OFFERS A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN-WEEKEND SALE OF COLLECTIBLES!
Now available!

Beginning Friday evening, at 9 p.m. Eastern time, all items for sale in the Collectibles section of the Murania Press site (http://muraniapress.com/for-sale/) will be discounted between 25 and 50 percent in a shocking Halloween sale! 
The reduced prices will be good only until midnight Eastern time on Monday, Halloween night.  At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday they will revert to pre-sale levels.

Although some particularly desirable items from the Collectibles section's last update have been sold, many still remain as we just might add a few more during the weekend.
Don't miss your chance to get some exceptional bargains in pulps, reference books, and hardcover first editions.
This sale is not for the faint of heart, and some of these great deals are likely to send a shudder up your spine during this holiday weekend!

COMING NEXT WEEK: THE FINAL ISSUE OF BLOOD 'N' THUNDER (#49/50, Fall 2016)!

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #23 (Fall 2016)
Coming November 1!

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




     

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 – Black Amazon of Mars, by Leigh Brackett - New!
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Out of Time
- New!
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Short Reviews – Stalemate in Space, by Charles L. Harness
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: At the Mountains of Madness
Short Reviews – Garden of Evil, by Margaret St. Clair


CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 2: CITY OF THIEVES TPB - Coming in May!

Conan's earliest adventures in affordable omnibus format!

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



CONAN THE SLAYER VOLUME 1 TPB - Coming in May!
by Cullen Bunn (Author), Sergio Dávila (Illustrator), Michael Atiyeh (Illustrator)

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.




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Who was The Continental Op?
- New!
B&A: Super-Science Fiction
“Prison Planet” by Robert Silverberg
Suspense the Mystery Magazine #3 Feb. 1947


Doc Con 2016
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Doc Con will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2016.
Request that vacation time...mark those calendars and let everyone know you will be in Phoenix the first weekend of November.
Special plans are still being made to make this the best Doc Con ever!
So stay tuned for more details to follow as soon as we can announce them.



 Doc Con in a box 2016 and t-shirt pre-orders now open!

It's getting to be that time again and , like last year, I'll be helping out all of you who can't attend Doc Con XIX in Glendale, Az in November by reserving some of the top swag and making it available to you via mail.

So far, the confirmed contents of  in the 2016 "Doc Con in a Box " will be an exclusive signed and numbered lithograph created by Joe DeVito for Doc Con and signed by Joe and Will Murray, the full color program full of interviews and articles and a Doc Con tote bag.  
The current estimate for the Doc Box is $30.00 plus shipping.
I'd expect the price to go up $10.00 - $20.00 depending on how much additional items I can confirm quantities of.
I don't need any money right now, just your promise to pay and I'll put you on the reservation list.

Also, I'm taking pre-orders for the official Doc Con 2016 T-Shirt , "Got Doc? " along with matching hats.
The shirts are the usual 100% cotton preshrunk shirt like previous years. The hats are high quality with embroidered design.
The shirts will be available in Men's and women's sizes S- 2XL for $20.00 and 3 XL - 4XL for $23.00The hats run $25.00

JAMES BAMA SPEAKS!

Doc Savage Author and Artists already has Will Murray and Joe DeVito, so it only seems fitting that the reason most of us picked up a Doc Savage book in the first place gets his chance to tell his story at Doc Con!
See and hear JAMES BAMA talk to us, tell stories and answer questions all through the magic of Skype. My son will travel to James and Lynne Bama's home in Wyoming to facilitate our electronic face-to-face with the man himself.

Don't miss your chance at this once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear James Bama appear and interact at Doc Con 19!
November 4-6, 2016. Details and registration info can be found at: http://docfantasycovers.com/Doc-Con/



DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE (1975) Blu-Ray - Coming November 1!

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



  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.


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



FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS #1 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops November 2!
Writer: Jeff Parker & Jesse Hamm
Art: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover A: Roger Langridge
Cover B: Marc Laming & Grace Allison
Cover C: Jesse Hamm & Grace Allison
Cover D Subscription: Roberto Castro


Superstar JEFF PARKER (Future Quest) returns to FLASH GORDON, alongside the astounding team of JESSE HAMM & GRACE ALLISON! Flash, Mandrake The Magician & The Phantoms struggle to bring peace to a broken Earth…but a FAR-too-familiar foe from beyond threatens to destroy everything they hold dear!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99









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
“MAN’S CONQUEST OF SPACE or UPSIDE-DOWN IN TIME”
A New Unpublished Story by HENRY KUTTNER!


Haffner Press does it again!
In 2012 we included a newly discovered Henry Kuttner story—”The Interplanetary Limited”—in THUNDER IN THE VOID.
Now, with the upcoming release of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO, we are pleased as pandas (!) to announce we have discovered ANOTHER unpublished Henry Kuttner story!

MAN’S CONQUEST OF SPACE or UPSIDE-DOWN IN TIME is an early gag-story (featuring pandas) supposedly written for the fanzines of the 1930s. It likely predates Kuttner’s first professional sale in 1936.

“And how can I get a copy?” you ask?
Well, we made it simple. So simple that it’s FREE* if you place (or have already placed!) a PAID preorder for THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO.We’re printing a limited quantity of this new Kuttner story, so Do. Not. Delay.This also means more good news:

THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO is printed and we have approved the finished copies (whew!).
We will begin shipping the books when we are recovered from exhibiting at this week’s WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION in Columbus, Ohio.


The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Volume Two

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.






HOWARD LOVECRAFT & THE FROZEN KINGDOM GN - Arriving in comic shops November 2!
(Writer) Bruce Brown, Sean Patrick O'Reilly (Art) Renzo Podesta (Cover) Thomas Boatwright

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

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

Hardcover, 7x10, 80 pages, Full Color, $14.95


 

Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available and pre-orders are shipping!

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!





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
Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet


Mystery*File - Now online!

JONATHAN LEWIS: Music I’m Listening To, Halloween Edition: Original Sound Track – THE DUNWICH HORROR (1970)
- New!
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
A Movie Review by Jonathan Lewis: CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM (1940)
JONATHAN LEWIS: Stories I’m Reading — REX DOLPHIN “Off the Map” 
Reviewed by Dan Stumpf: PAUL CAIN – Seven Slayers  



The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

The Protectors

The Centipede (Villain)
Super Incorporated
The Hood

THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER (Agent Pendergast series) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.

A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.

AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.

BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

Hardcover, 416 pages
List Price: $28.00



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...




Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Phantom of the Circus" by Edward Parrish Ware from POPULAR DETECTIVE, January, 1936

Unseen, Murder-Tipped Hands Clutch at Acrobats as They Dive Through Space!

"Dumb Bunny" by Martin Ryerson fro EXCITING SPORTS, Summer (July), 1946
Manager Joey gets a K.O. lesson in how not to pilot a G.I. fighter to the world's lightweight championship!

"A Girl Who Was Afraid" by Charles Wesley Sanders from BLUE BOOK, August, 1916
Virginia was trying to protect her brother, who had fled the law. She depended upon Captain Bob, a tug-boat captain, to help her against the man who threatened her and her brother.




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!

Six Scarlet Scorpions - New!
Phantom Patrol
The Mexico Kill
Mystery Men  
Crossroads of Fate


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

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
The A Team
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

‘Man With the Steel Whip’: a serial in 12 chapters - New!
TMM#2: Dark Accusations
The Spider #29: ‘Slaves of the Murder Syndicate’
Perry Mason: novels #21 and #22
‘The Shadow’: a 15-chapter serial
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016

Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more
PulpFest 2016 reports
PulpFest 2016, days 3-4
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!

The Devil Monsters
- New!
The Red Blot - New!
Murder Lake
The Devil Master

 
Speculative!
New Robert E. Howard audio CDs!
Now available!


The Devil in Iron Audio CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio


Conan the Barbarian’s desires for the fair sex end up leading him into trouble. This time the beautiful, golden-haired, noble-born Octavia, lures him into a trap set by his most powerful enemies―a trap from which there seems to be no escape. But on the long-deserted island of Xapur, where he goes to capture this crafty beauty, it is not just mortal enemies that await him.

A demon that crawled up from the abyss many eons ago, and is of a substance as hard as iron, has been awakened and is intent on crushing Conan and his woman. Conan is up against a foe much stronger than he is, and one he cannot kill with normal weapons. Will he finally be crushed beneath the iron fists of this devil? And will Conan finally meet his match in this fierce but scantily clad woman or will she finally yield to him?


Narrated by Jim Roberts

Audio CD
Publisher: Speculative!; MP3 edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1531887236
ISBN-13: 978-1531887230
$9.99


The Jewels of Gwahlur Audio CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio

Conan the Barbarian is after fabulous treasure in this exciting story. But he finds himself in more difficulties than he had counted on. Crafty and powerful human opponents seek to skin him alive, bestial mutations seek to rip his arms off, denizens of the deep want to devour him whole, and scantily clad dusky beauties try to waylay him at every step. And all of this to find the Jewels of Gwahlur, the most fabulous treasure every hidden in a secret temple. Has Conan finally met his match? Will his evil enemies or the seductive women finally succeed in making him beg for mercy? Listen and find out. Caution: There is some sex, lots of (justified) violence, and the women are all equally voluptuous, independent, yielding, and very dangerous.

Narrated by Jim Roberts

Audio CD
Publisher: Speculative!; MP3 edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1531887244
ISBN-13: 978-1531887247

$9.99
A Witch Shall Be Born Audio CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio

The kingdom of Khauran is small, but has an abundance of rich soil, hard-working inhabitants, and much gold. Most importantly, it has a sweet, young queen who is as wise and kind as she is beautiful. When her evil twin sister, a witch, captures and secretly replaces her, devil worship, human sacrifice, and other strange and evil things are introduced to the Kingdom.

Under the witch’s rule, Conan the Barbarian, who was the captain of the queen's guard, is captured and sentenced to crucifixion in the desert. But rather than be disposed of so easily, Conan is focused on an ambitious plan to escape his captors and restore the Kingdom. Excitement and intrigue―as well as battle, blood, and demons―await him.


Narrated by Jim Roberts

Audio CD
Publisher: Speculative!; MP3 edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1531887244
ISBN-13: 978-1531887247

$9.99
Pigeons from Hell Audio CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio

Robert E. Howard, best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian, also wrote stories in a diverse range of genres. He was particularly masterful with horror stories. This 1938 spell-binding story is one of his best. In 1983, Stephen King, wrote that he considered Pigeons from Hell to be "one of the finest horror stories of our century." With a decaying Southern family, a gruesome murder, a strange sort of "undead" creature, and, of course, evil pigeons, it makes for a story that will send a chill down your backbone.


Narrated by Jim Roberts

Audio CD
Publisher: Speculative!; MP3 edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1531887244
ISBN-13: 978-1531887247

$9.99
Shadows in the Moonlight Audio CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio

Shadows in the Moonlight is a thrilling tale full of barbarian craftiness, magic, fierce fighting, and Conan’s incredible strength. For fans of Conan the Barbarian, this tale is a treat!

Trapped by the merciless Shah Amurath, and with most of his men slaughtered, Conan the Cimmerian lives at the edge of hope. He barely escapes with his life, but when a lucky break allows him the chance for revenge, he seizes it, and captures his enemy’s slave girl, Olivia, who was once a princess. Desperate to flee Shah Amurath, Conan and Olivia reach a deserted island that holds many enchantments and dangers. When pirates arrive, things get bloody very quickly…


Narrated by Jim Roberts

Audio CD
Publisher: Speculative!; MP3 edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1531887244
ISBN-13: 978-1531887247
$9.99


Speculative!





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.

Medusa on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Devils and Demons on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Robert Weinberg (1946-2016) - New!
Authors on the Cover of Weird Tales
Egypt on the Cover of Weird Tales
War on the Cover of Weird Tales
A New Page-Weird Tales Covers

WEIRDBOOK #33
Coming soon!

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









21 October 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 Douglas Klauba Calendar - Kickstarter Campaign begins next week!


The Kickstarter for THE DOUGLAS KLAUBA 2017 ADVENTURE CALENDAR begins next week.
The cover is shown at the right. Spread the news. Tell your friends. Watching this space next Friday for the link.



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


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
Coming soon!
  • The Wild Adventures team is working hard to release the long-awaited KING KONG VS. TARZAN epic later this month.
  • The next anticipated Wild Adventure of Doc Savage release will be EMPIRE OF FATE, reteaming Doc with The Shadow, and battling the invincible Shiwan Khan!
  • MR. CALAMITY has been pushed back on the release schedule.


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - August 1937

"Cavalcade of Death" by Robert Wallace
 The voice of a mysterious leader directs the grim criminal tasks of the bent car mob—whose fiendish depredations baffle the police and public!  Follow the Phantom on the trail of this vicious combine.
 
"Minus a Number" by Milton Lowe
 "Counter Check" by Mark Dillon
 "Reno Racket" by Jackson Gregory, Jr.

   
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men Detective – May 1941

"G-Men Strike Hard" by Norman A. Daniels
 The Ace of Federal Agents follow a trail of blood and bullets as he struggles to crush the Midas of Murder!  Follow Dan Fowler on the trail of a diabolical killer who challenges the might of the F.B.I.
 
"Death Can Be Tricked" by Joseph J. Millard
 "Chinese New Year" by Owen Fox Jerome
 "Some Day I’ll Kill You" by Emile C. Tepperman
 "Dead Men Make Good Witnesses" by Jim O’Brien


 
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95




Adventure House
Now available!

Thrilling Wonder Stories – April 1937

"The Judgement Sun" by Eando Binder
 "Flight of the Silver Eagle" by Arthur Leo Zagat
 "The Astounding Exodus" by Neil R. Jones
 "Elixir of Doom" by Ray Cummings
 "The Invincible Midge" by Paul Ernst
 "Down on the Farm" by Simpson Stokes
 "Wanderer of the Void" by Dr. Arch Carr
 "A Million Years Ahead" by Edmond Hamilton

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95





AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 5 TPB - Coming in March!
(Writer) Chuck Dixon (Art) Stan Woch & Various (Cover) Timothy Truman

Volume 5 concludes the complete run of the Eclipse Comics Airboy series!
Collects issues #41–50, the second three-issue mini-series featuring Valkyrie, the one-shot Airboy vs the Air Maidens, and a never-before-printed 8-page Skywolf backup story.

Trade paperback, 336 pages, Full Color, $29.99, On sale March 15.

AIRBOY ARCHIVES VOLUME 5 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV160506.



Altus Press
THE SNARL OF THE BEAST: THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS, VOLUME 2
by Carroll John Daly
Available for pre-order and coming soon!


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

Volume 2 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1927 29 as Daly broke the mold of Black Mask by running serialized novels in the pages of that important magazine. Included here are "The Snarl of the Beast," "The Egyptian Lure," "The Hidden Hand," and "The Tag Murders."

Additional editorial pieces are also included: Daly's own "Putting Over a Detective Novel" was written to explain his working process while writing "The Snarl of the Beast." And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 2 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

483 pages
  $29.95 softcover

You can place a pre-order on Amazon.com at the link below.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW ANNUAL #2: "The Black Master," "The Shadow's Shadow" & "The Death Giver" - TRIPLE Novel Super-Villain Special
Sanctum Books continues its Tenth Anniversary celebration with its biggest book ever—collecting nearly 200 pages of early pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the invisible hand of "The Black Master" kills the very men who serve him, leaving no trace except the promise of future murders—in The Shadow's eighth recorded adventure! Then, the Dark Avenger battles an enemy from his past who knows the hidden secrets of the mystery man who became The Shadow! Finally, the Master of Darkness confronts Thade, "The Death Giver," a murderous malefactor who spreads death for the sheer love of killing! BONUS: Anthony Tollin examines Thade's Golden Age return in the four-color pages of SHADOW COMICS! This blockbuster collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-216-2 Softcover, 7x10, 192 pages, B&W, $19.95

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in January!
Coming to comic shops January 25!

THE SHADOW Volume 114: "Death by Proxy" & "Loot of Death"
Alone and unaided, The Shadow wages a solo war on crime in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness investigates a murder ring whose victims die twice, first in real life followed by a "Death by Proxy." Then, the police assume a million-dollar crime to be a simple bank robbery, but The Shadow knows there is a hidden secret behind the "Loot of Death." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the classic interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-222-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 114 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV162123.

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to online retailers in January!
Coming to comic shops January 25!

THE SPIDER Volume 12: "The Devil's Death-Dwarfs" & "Harbor of Nameless Dead"
The pulp era's most bloodthirsty crimefighter wages his deadly war on crime in two violent pulp thrillers by Norvell Page. First, thousands of people die as the Living Pharaoh terrorizes Cincinatti with "The Devil's Death Dwarfs" in the second installment of the Spider's most legendary saga! Then, an enemy spy network plots to destroy a Navy dirigible and undermine America's coastal defenses as Richard Wentworth battles to protect the "Harbor of Nameless Dead." This special collector's volume features the classic color covers by Rafael DeSoto and John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-223-0 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 12 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV162124.

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

The Shadow's Sanctum: Tony Isabella and Anthony Tollin
Pulp legends Anthony Issabella and Anthony Tollin Discuss the history of The Shadow.  They reveal some of the secrets that only insiders can tell!

Pulpfest 7 - The New Pulp Panel
Ron Fortier Moderates a panel of new pulp authors about thier work.  The panel consisted of Jeff Fournier, Barbara Doran, Win Eckert, and Andy Fix . 
This was a lively discussion on what it is like to be a writer in the New Pulp Movement.


Past episodes:
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

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS #3 (OF 3) - Coming in January!
Writer(s):  Steve Bryant
Artist Name(s): Steve Bryant   
Cover Artist(s): Steve Bryant, 
Gabriel Hardman

The all-new series starring the fan-favorite pulp heroine concludes.
The Nazis stand on the precipice of harnessing the power of the Hollow Earth.
To stop the ultimate evil from seizing world domination Athena Voltaire must fight them to the death atop an active volcano!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Bryant cover), On sale January 11.
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99 (Allred cover), On sale January 11.

ATHENA VOLTAIRE AND THE VOLCANO GODDESS #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161022 (Bryant cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161023 (Hardman cover).


 


Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #23 (Fall 2016)
Coming November 1!

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




     

THE BRONZE GAZETTE
Issue #77 is now available!
 
Casting the Doc Savage Movie
Will Murray on How Pat Savage Stepped Out of Doc’s Shadow
An Interview With the Creator of The Bronze Gazette – Howard Wright
And much more!

 
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.

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

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Castalia House Blog - Now online!

The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Shadow Over Innsmouth - New!
Short Reviews – Stalemate in Space, by Charles L. Harness
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: At the Mountains of Madness
Short Reviews – Garden of Evil, by Margaret St. Clair

The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Whisperer in Darkness
Short Reviews – Peril Orbit, by C.J. Wedlake

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 34: BETRAYAL IN ZAMORA AND OTHER STORIES - Coming in March!
Roy Thomas (Author), Mike Docherty (Illustrator), Ricardo Villagrán (Illustrator), Alfredo Alcala (Illustrator), Ernie Chan (Illustrator), George Roussos (Color), Nel Yomtov (Color), and Colin MacNeil (Cover)

Trailed by a vengeful army, Conan’s fleeing mercenary band enters the dread Dark Valley’s abandoned necropolis. But within the dead city is an empty suit of armor waiting for an unwary host to summon the owner . . . the malefic Devourer of Souls! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #268–#275.

The Chronicles of Conan reaches its final titanic volume, collecting classic Conan the Barbarian tales never-before collected and unavailable for nearly a quarter of a century.

Trade paperback, 7x10,  232 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale March 15.



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 34 is solicited in theNovember PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV160098.




CONAN THE SLAYER #4 - Arriving in comic shops October 26!

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

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




CONAN THE SLAYER #7 - Coming in January!
Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Admira Wijaya (Cover)

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) kick off a brand-new story adaptation in their highly praised Conan run: “The Devil in Iron”!

The barbarian visits the remote island of Xapur and discovers an ancient city in ruins. What deadly secrets does the place hold?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 25.

CONAN THE SLAYER #7 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV160097.




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30 - Coming in January!
Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Dean Haspiel (Writer/Art), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover), Tim Hamilton (Art), and Troy Nixey (Art), Francisco Ruiz (Cover)

Featuring Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle!

Continuing stories include Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook; Dan Jolley and John Nadeau's Murder Society; and The Black Sinister by Kaare Andrews, Troy Nixey, and Dave McCaig; as well as McNeil's Finder, Francavilla's The Black Beetle, and Levitz's Brooklyn Blood, illustrated by Tim Hamilton!


Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99, On sale January 18.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #30 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV160059.



The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

B&A: Super-Science Fiction
- New!
B&A: Super-Science Fiction
“Prison Planet” by Robert Silverberg
Suspense the Mystery Magazine #3 Feb. 1947
House Dick by Dashiell Hammett
Jack Vance: Worlds of Origin  
Masters of Sword & Sorcery


Doc Con 2016
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Doc Con will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2016.
Request that vacation time...mark those calendars and let everyone know you will be in Phoenix the first weekend of November.
Special plans are still being made to make this the best Doc Con ever!
So stay tuned for more details to follow as soon as we can announce them.



 Doc Con in a box 2016 and t-shirt pre-orders now open!

It's getting to be that time again and , like last year, I'll be helping out all of you who can't attend Doc Con XIX in Glendale, Az in November by reserving some of the top swag and making it available to you via mail.

So far, the confirmed contents of  in the 2016 "Doc Con in a Box " will be an exclusive signed and numbered lithograph created by Joe DeVito for Doc Con and signed by Joe and Will Murray, the full color program full of interviews and articles and a Doc Con tote bag.  
The current estimate for the Doc Box is $30.00 plus shipping.
I'd expect the price to go up $10.00 - $20.00 depending on how much additional items I can confirm quantities of.
I don't need any money right now, just your promise to pay and I'll put you on the reservation list.

Also, I'm taking pre-orders for the official Doc Con 2016 T-Shirt , "Got Doc? " along with matching hats.
The shirts are the usual 100% cotton preshrunk shirt like previous years. The hats are high quality with embroidered design.
The shirts will be available in Men's and women's sizes S- 2XL for $20.00 and 3 XL - 4XL for $23.00The hats run $25.00

JAMES BAMA SPEAKS!

Doc Savage Author and Artists already has Will Murray and Joe DeVito, so it only seems fitting that the reason most of us picked up a Doc Savage book in the first place gets his chance to tell his story at Doc Con!
See and hear JAMES BAMA talk to us, tell stories and answer questions all through the magic of Skype. My son will travel to James and Lynne Bama's home in Wyoming to facilitate our electronic face-to-face with the man himself.

Don't miss your chance at this once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear James Bama appear and interact at Doc Con 19!
November 4-6, 2016. Details and registration info can be found at: http://docfantasycovers.com/Doc-Con/



DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE (1975) Blu-Ray - Coming November 1!

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
TARZAN MYTH & MYSTERY AT BRAZOS VALLEY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
JUNE 16 - OCTOBER 29, 2016


The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly announces the premiere of its upcoming exhibition, TARZAN: Myth & Mystery,on display from June 16-Oct 29, 2016. This exhibition will open on Thursday, June 16th, at 6 pm, with a free public lecture by Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliophile Jim Goodwin, followed by a wine & hors d’oeuvres reception & gallery viewing.

A reader and collector of Edgar Rice Burroughs for over 55 years, Goodwin will discuss the story behind Burroughs’ Tarzan tales, interesting Burroughs background and Tarzan trivia, and other fascinating anecdotes about Burroughs’ writing. A native Texan and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University, Goodwin worked in the communications industry for 37 years. He is the co-founder of the Texas chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, the “Hell’s Benders.” The name “Hell’s Benders” originated from Burroughs’ Western fiction novel, The Bandit of Hell’s Bend, featuring a character named Tex. Mr. Goodwin currently resides in Iowa Park, Texas with his wife, Rita, of 43 years and is blessed with two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Jim Goodwin
This exclusive exhibit showcases items from an extensive collection of Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia. Early publications, beautiful original artwork, rare books, and rarely seen film posters will be shown alongside stunning taxidermy animals from central Africa. Through this colorful and exciting exhibit, visitors can explore the natural settings of the Tarzan books, the life of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the bold world of pulp art, Tarzan’s international appeal, and other related topics.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. The Museum partnered with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., private collectors, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, and the Anthropology Department at Texas A&M University to produce this outstanding display.






EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ PELLUCIDAR: AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming In March!
Dennis O’Neil (Writer), Len Wein (Writer), Mike Kaluta (Pencils), Dan Green (Pencils), Alan Weiss (Pencils), and Mark Schultz (Cover)

In a story originally conceived of by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a group of explorers find a land inhabited by prehistoric reptiles, strange creatures, and beings enacting dark rituals. But most importantly, they discover the beautiful Dian, queen of Pellucidar, who captures their hearts and leads them on a wild adventure to aid her and win her trust.

This collects selected stories previously published in Korak, Son of Tarzan #1 and Weird Worlds #1–#7 from DC Comics.


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 96 pages, $12.99, On sale March 22.

PELLUCIDAR: AT THE EARTH'S CORE is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV160095.


 

EDGAR RICE BURROUGH'S TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops October 26!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5 (OF 5) - Coming in January!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

God told men they would rule over all the creatures of the earth. The Lawgiver told the apes to beware the beast man, and for good reason. Now as the worst aspects of both species rise up in hatred and fear, two brothers—one man, one ape—hold in their hands the future of life on earth as they try to change the destiny of the Planet of the Apes.

Copublished with BOOM! Studios.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 25.

TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV160096.




FLASH GORDON: KINGS CROSS #3 (OF 5) - Coming in January!
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!

This issue: Just when all hope is lost…PRINCE VALIANT & JUNGLE JIM to save the day!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 11.

FLASH GORDON: KING'S CROSSING #3 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161463 (Hamm cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161464 (Margarida cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161465 (Castro cover).

  
  
 



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 #1 (of 4)  - Coming in January!
Writer: David Liss
Art: Kewber Baal
Cover A: Ken Lashley
Cover B: Anthony Marques

Who is an enemy and who is an ally? It’s hard to tell, even if they aren’t wearing a mask.
The Green Hornet and Kato try to save the city from the grip of Demone, but first they must figure out who is THE SWASHBUCKLER!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 11.

GREEN HORNET: REIGN OF THE DEMON #2 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161471 (Lashley cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161472 (Marques cover).


 

Hermes Press: JOHNNY HAZARD SUNDAY ARCHIVE: 1944-1946 FULL SIZE TABLOID HC - Coming in January!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Frank Robbins

For the last six years Hermes Press has been reprinting the daily version of Frank Robbins' masterpiece, Johnny Hazard. Now, after scouring collections all over the world for a set of the color tabloid Sundays, Hermes Press will produce an archival, full size reprint of these exciting Sunday stories. Believed by many to be in the same league as the best Sundays of the period, these stories read like a motion picture from the era and feature characters that are truly classics.  This special limited edition has the look, feel and size of the original Sundays and is accompanied by historical material, essays, and original artwork.

Hardcover, 11x14, 288 pages, Full Color, $75.00
, On sale January 25.

JOHNNY HAZARD SUNDAY ARCHIVE: 1944-1946 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161604.


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

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

Hardcover, 9x12, 240 pages, Full Color, $65.00
, On sale January 25.

THE PHANTOM: THE ART OF THE GHOST WHO WALKS is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161605.

THIS IS A RESOLICITATION




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 11: 1951-1953 HC - Coming in January! !
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art/Cover) Wilson McCoy

The critically acclaimed, best-selling complete reprint of The Phantom dailies continues! The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore, well before the Dark Knight or Superman made their first appearances. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books; it has frequently been copied but never equaled. Included in this volume are seven complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Governor's Family," "The Professor," and "The Jungle Patrol," "Bobo the Toy Dog," "The Great Ajax," "The Toad Men," and "The Lady from Nowhere." Strips are taken directly from King Feature's proofs.

Hardcover, 12x9, 272 pages, Partial Color, $50.00
, On sale January 25.

THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 11 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161606.

THIS IS A RESOLICITATION



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 3: THE SCORPIA MENACE TPB - Coming in January!
(W) Lee Falk (CA) George Wilson

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! The third volume offers the classic Lee Falk tale: "The Phantom and the Scorpia Menace." Diana Palmer, the Phantom's famed and beautiful sweetheart innocently falls into the web of Scorpia, a mysterious, hidden, world-wide crime ring that began as a pirate band 400 years ago and has battled the Phantom through the centuries. Once more the ancient battle is fought as the Phantom attacks the sinister force to save his lovely Diana. Famed artist George Wilson painted the cover.

Trade paperback, 6x9, 160 pages, B&W, $14.99
, On sale January 25.

THE PHANTOM: THE SCORPIO MENACE is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV162093.


Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available and pre-orders are shipping!

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: FELIX LEITER #1  - Coming in January!
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Aaron Campbell
Covers: Mike Perkins

From superstar creative team James Robinson (Starman, Red Sonja) and Aaron Campbell (The Shadow, Uncanny) comes the Bond spin-off highlighting 007’s American counterpart! Felix Leiter finds himself in Japan, tracking down a beautiful, Russian spy from his past. But when the mission takes a turn for the worse, he will discover that there are more deadly schemes afoot in Tokyo and beyond!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January ?.

JAMES BOND: FELIX LEITER #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161432.



JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #4 (OF 6) - Coming in January!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Bond finds himself at the mercy of Malfakhar, a Yemeni smuggler and black marketeer. But both men are mere pawns in a far greater game, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. As the Hammerhead weapon is deployed and the true identity of the criminal mastermind Kraken is finally revealed, 007 makes a last desperate bid to prevent nuclear war!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 11.

JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #4 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161435.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

STORIES BY RALPH MILNE FARLEY, OTIS ADELBERT KLINE, FRANK BELKNAP LONG, STANLEY G. WEINBAUM
A collection of stories written by Ralph Milne Farley, Otis Adelbert Kline, Frank Belknap Long, and Stanley G. Weinbaum, plus poems and stories by Weinbaum while in the University of Wisconsin.

CONTENTS
RETURN OF THE UNDEAD by Otis Adelbert Kline and Frank Belknap Long
THE CUP OF BLOOD by Otis Adelbert Kline
THE STRATOSPHERE MENACE by Ralph Milne Farley
I KILLED HITLER by Ralph Milne Farley
SMOTHERED SEAS by Ralph Milne Farley and Stanley G. Weinbaum
YELLOW SLAVES by Ralph Milne Farley and Stanley G. Weinbaum
plus the following stories and poems from the Wisconsin Literary Magazine written by Stanley G. Weinbaum reprinted in facsimile format:
LUNARIA
SEMIRAMIS
MOSTLY YVONNE
NOTHING MUCH
A TALE OF THE DESERT
IN ISPAHAN
A GHAZEL
YACINTH
TWO SUNSETS
TO KANI


Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 212 pages
$12.95





KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #7 - Coming in January!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

Now an ongoing series!

As the Kongs spread through Skull Island and begin to inhabit the land on their own from the humans, they will face its true horrors.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 18.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #7 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161257.


LOBSTER JOHNSON: GARDEN OF BONES - Coming in January!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Stephen Green (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

When an undead hit man goes after the NYPD, the Lobster steps in to figure out if it’s a zombie—or something worse.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 25.

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GARDEN OF BONES is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV160042.



Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The "Lost" Adventures of the Lone Ranger - New!
The Value of Dust Jackets
Free streaming video from the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program
Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet


The New Pulp Heroes - Now online!

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

THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER (Agent Pendergast series) - Now available!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.

A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.

AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.

BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

Hardcover, 416 pages
List Price: $28.00



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...



PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #4 (OF 6) - Coming in January!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau

Cover A: Reilly Brown
Cover B: Tom Mandrake
Cover C Subscription:
Geraldo Borges

The heroic elf rogue Merisiel finds herself among the greatest villains of the Worldscape, so why do they consider her an old friend? In the court of Empress Camilla, Merisiel must do what it takes to survive the treachery of the arch-wizard Kulan Gath while fending off courtly intrigue, deceit, and death as the war for the Worldscape wages on! Co-starring John Carter, Red Sonja, Fantomah, 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 January 18.

PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #4 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161480 (Brown cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161481 (Mandrake cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161482 (Izaakse cover).


  
 
 



PRE-CODE CLASSICS: LARS OF MARS/CRUSADERS FROM MARS/EERIE ADVENTURES HC - Coming in March!
(Writer) Jerry Siegel (Art) Allen Anderson & Various (Cover) Allen Anderson

This one is hard to overplay, comicbook fans in that material like the stuff contained in the handful of issues that made up the full output of Ziff Davis's Lars Of Mars is tough to beat. No, strike that: it's impossible to beat! Heck, written by Jerry Siegel and drawn by Murphy Anderson and the true forerunner of the Red Planet's J'onn J'onzz, this is the real McCoy. Collects Lars of Mars #10 (April/May 1951) and #11 (July/August 1951), Crusader from Mars #1 (March 1952) and #2 (Fall 1952), and Eerie Adventures #1 (Winter 1951).


Hardcover, 7x10, 216 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale March 29.

LARS OF MARS / CRUSADERS FROM MARS / EERIE ADVENTURES is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161733.



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Big League Local" by Nelson A. Hutto from BASEBALL STORIES, Summer, 1943
As he walked to the mound Ossie Jordan was still the fabulous iron man of unbelievable big league fame. But when his moth-eaten wing hurled the come-back pitch every diamond-wise busher knew it was the nothing-ball.

"The Baron Ducks an Oily Death" by Curtiss T. Gardner from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall (October), 1946
Featuring: Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver
Bill "Baron Munchausen" Tolliver Settles an Insurance Complaint and Runs Head-on into a Case of Murder!

"A Four-Legged Sleuth" by V. Chute from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, April, 1941
Muggs was a friendly, happy dog - until his master was murdered. Then his age-old animal instinct led him to a clue which the law overlooked.



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 - New!
The Road by Hiroshi Aramata
Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey
Review: Night’s Dominion #1 by Ted Naifeh

Pulp Den - Now online!

Phantom Patrol - New!
The Mexico Kill
Mystery Men  
Crossroads of Fate


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

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 - New!
The Mexico Kill - New!
Cobra Trap
The A Team
Secret Mission Cairo
Dead Letter
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

TMM#2: Dark Accusations - New!
The Spider #29: ‘Slaves of the Murder Syndicate’
Perry Mason: novels #21 and #22
‘The Shadow’: a 15-chapter serial
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016

Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more
PulpFest 2016 reports
PulpFest 2016, days 3-4
Radio Archives
Captain Future #2 Audiobook
Calling Captain Future
by Edmond Hamilton

Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

Curtis Newton, wizard of science, and his trio of Futuremen blaze a trail across the stars to forestall the coup of Dr. Zarro—leader of a legion of peril!
 
From out of the pulps, Captain Future flies into action, displaying the most exciting aspects of Science Fiction. Although modeled to a degree after Doc Savage, Captain Future is also the ultimate space opera hero. Coming complete with not only a tragic, yet inspiring origin story driving him into defending interstellar justice, everyone and everything Curt Newton encounters is colorful, vibrant, and over the top, definite trademarks of the best space opera. Captain Future is the roving marshal of the spaceways, supported by the Futuremen, the best deputies the universe has to offer.



Ready to battle with fists and weapons if he has to, Captain Future also has other skills that often come into play. Curtis Newton isn’t simply smart, but he shows compassion throughout the series, for those around him and aliens new to him. Unlike many science fiction heroes, Captain Future doesn’t assume that a new being he encounters is evil just because they are different. Many of the conflicts are simply misunderstandings and Captain Future proves himself as strong a diplomat as he is a fighter.
 
A space hero most definitely requires a spacecraft, and Captain Future’s was one of the most memorable. Leaving its own distinctive rocket trail across the stories, the Comet was the ultimate ship for the perilous, mysterious missions the Captain and his companions undertook. From fighting battles above strange planets to studying strange minerals and new alien races, the craft was fully equipped with whatever might be needed. Aptly named, the Comet itself could be a mystery, having the unique ability to hide in plain sight in outer space, camouflaged as an actual comet.
 
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1940 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Calling Captain Future” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs

Radio Archives
The Secret 6 #4 Audiobook
The Golden Alligator
by Robert J. Hogan

Read by Michael C. Gwynne

Now available!

Popular Publications publisher Harry Steeger and writer Robert J. Hogan had scored a hit with G-8 and His Battles Aces in 1933. A year later, they put their heads together and concocted a crime series with a fantasy flare. They called it The Secret 6!

 
Steeger always credited the successful Park Avenue Hunt Club stories running in the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly as his main inspiration. But the types of stories he asked Robert J. Hogan to write smacked of the one and only Doc Savage. In a sense, The Secret 6 was Doc Savage and his men—but without the superhuman aspects of Doc. The title was lifted from a 1931 crime film. To insure that the first issue sold like hotcakes, they stole a little more of Street & Smith’s thunder by titling that debut novel The Red Shadow.
 
The premise was simple. Framed for the crimes of diabolical Red Shadow, a mystery man with a haunted past calling himself King breaks out of the Death House. Scouring the Underworld, he assembles a team of shadowy specialists who dedicate themselves to hunting down The Red Shadow, which they did in their debut adventure.
 
Only four issues of The Secret 6 were ever published. But what a glorious run! The Red Shadow was followed by House of Walking Corpses, The Monster Murders and The Golden Alligator. Each succeeding novel was more fantastic than the one before. Collectively, they read like a dry run for Carleton E. Morse’s classic radio series, I Love a Mystery.
 
For his final Secret 6 opus, Robert Hogan took a new approach, emphasizing King, and relegating the other members of the fighting band to the background. Set in Florida, where the author resided for portions of his life, this is a treasure hunt on a grand scale, flavored by typical Popular Publications weirdness in the form of a giant alligator of unknown origins.
 
Will the Secret 6 survive this threat? Well, no. All the more reason to plunge in and enjoy the exciting quest for The Golden Alligator. Michael C. Gwynne narratives this swan song audiobook.

 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
The Spider #114 eBook
March 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
Recruit For The Spider Legion by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Richard Wentworth, champion of justice, drives his best friend, Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, into the dark and devious ways of the hunted criminal — in order to save him from the electric chair! Read this great novel, in which the Spider challenges the one-eyed executioner of Kali, goddess of evil!
 
Phantom Legacy — A Thrilling Story by William Benton Johnston
In which a killer overlooks his most important victim.
 
Live Targets Shoot Back — An Ed Race Story by Emile C. Tepperman
— when Ed Race gives his most dangerous off-stage performance!
 
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
Join this friendly gathering of 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 Archives/Audible
Now available!

Vendetta: The Lone Ranger Audible – Unabridged
Howard Hopkins (Author), Ferdie Luthy (Narrator)


The Lone Ranger in a brand-new adventure! From out of the past comes a mysterious killer systematically murdering anyone with a connection to the Masked Rider of the Plains' former identity. When all signs point to Butch Cavendish, a man long dead, the Lone Ranger finds himself trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the life of his faithful Indian companion hanging in the balance!

Listening Length: 3 hours and 12 minutes
$13.08

Produced in association with Moonstone Books


Domino Lady Noir : D.O.A. Audible – Unabridged
Nancy Holder (Author), Shawn Van Briesen (Author), Kalinda Little (Narrator)


Great jumping on point! Bram Stoker Award winner and NY Times best-selling author Nancy Holder tells of bad love gone bad in the comic novella D.O.A.: Steamy white hot passion, the business of violent crime, and a girl who should know better!

Listening Length: 39 minutes
$3.46

Produced in association with Moonstone Books


Secret Agent "X" - Volume Four Audible – Unabridged
Bobby Nash (Author), Jarrod Courtemanche (Author), Kevin Noel Olson (Author), Frank Schildiner (Author), Scott Carrico (Narrator)


America's ace spy returns

The greatest pulp spy of them all, Secret Agent X, returns in four brand new adventures. Continuing the excitement and thrills generated by the previous three volumes in this series, the Man of a Thousand Faces is back in four daring adventures written by today's most talented pulp writers. Deep in mountains of central Europe, Bobby Nash pits X against a deadly beast-man with a special agenda while Jarrod Courtemanche has the master spy confronting a scientist who controls fears. In a one-of-a-kind crossover, Agent X confronts one of the most nefarious pulp villains of them all, Fantômas, courtesy of Kevin Noel Olson, and finally, Frank Schildiner chronicles one of our hero's earliest missions alongside the famed Sir Lawrence of Arabia in the burning sands of the Sahara.

Dedicated to the protection of his country, the master of disguises, America's top secret agent is unwavering his loyalty and courage as he once against takes on villainy in all its myriad forms. He is the one and only Secret Agent X! Airship 27 Productions - pulp fiction for a new generation!


Listening Length: 6 hours and 44 minutes
$17.46

Produced in association with Airship 27





RED SONJA #1 - Coming in January!
Writer: Amy Chu
Art: Carlos Gomez
Cover: Nick Bradshaw
, J. Scott Campbell, Brandon Peterson, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mel Rubi

A new chapter for the Queen of the Hyrkanian Age. Our favorite warrior has faced the toughest of demons, foes and strange magic, but nothing has prepared this 6 ft. tall barbarian for…the modern world. Emerging from a subway construction site in New York City, confronted by cops and guns, Sonja fights for her survival in a new and hostile world. Is she here by accident or by design? Who brought her here, and why? By the creative team of Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, KISS) and Carlos Gomez (Dresden Files).

Full Color, 24 pages, $3.99, On sale January 11.

RED SONJA #1 is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161420 (Bradshaw cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161421 (Campbell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161422 (Peterson cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161423 (Camuncoli cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161424 (Photo cover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV161425 (Rubi cover).









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 OF MARGO LANE Hardcover - Arriving in comic shops October 26!
Cover A: Matt Wagner
Writer: Matt Wagner
Art: Matt Wagner, Brennan Wagner (Colorist)


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

Full Color, 328 pages, $24.99



 

The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder Lake
- New!
The Devil Master - New!
Three Stamps of Death
The Vampire Murders
The Silver Scourge

 
SPACESHIPS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF REAL & IMAGINED HC - Now available and arriving in comic shops October 26!
SMITHSONIAN BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Ron Miller


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

Hardcover, 10x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $34.95



TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE - Coming to comic shops in January!
(Writer) Michael A Sanford (Art/Cover) Will Meugniot

With Tarzan alone in Wisconsin after nobly allowing Jane to leave with his cousin, who believes he is the rightful heir to the Greystoke estate, Tarzan is despondent and seeks the wilderness to console himself. Intending to be alone, Tarzan is soon anything but. Captured and put in chains by vicious criminals, Tarzan is pushed off the precipice of a volcanic crater. While surviving that fall he discovers a lost Viking civilization, but he again becomes a captive. And this time the odds are overwhelming. Tarzan's fight for survival is epic and will keep you fascinated throughout the entire novel. Available in Softcover and Hardcover editions.

Softcover, 5x10, 390 pages, B&W, $19.95, On sale January 4.
Hardcover, 5x10, 220 pages, B&W, $34.95, On sale January 4.


TARZAN ON THE PRECIPICE is solicited in the November PREVIEWS (Available October 26).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV162125 (Softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is NOV162126 )Hardcover).



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.

Authors on the Cover of Weird Tales
Egypt on the Cover of Weird Tales
War on the Cover of Weird Tales
A New Page-Weird Tales Covers

WEIRDBOOK #33
Coming soon!

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









14 October 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


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
Coming soon!
  • The Wild Adventures team is working hard to release the long-awaited KING KONG VS. TARZAN epic later this month.
  • The next anticipated Wild Adventure of Doc Savage release will be EMPIRE OF FATE, reteaming Doc with The Shadow, and battling the invincible Shiwan Khan!
  • MR. CALAMITY has been pushed back on the release schedule.


Airship 27 Podcasts - Now online!

Episode # 20 of the Airship 27 Podcast is now live at the link below. 
The primary topic is Mr. Jigsaw Goes to Hawaii
!






Altus Press
THE SNARL OF THE BEAST: THE COLLECTED HARD-BOILED STORIES OF RACE WILLIAMS, VOLUME 2
by Carroll John Daly
Available for pre-order and coming soon!


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

Volume 2 contains the next batch of Race Williams stories, all from 1927 29 as Daly broke the mold of Black Mask by running serialized novels in the pages of that important magazine. Included here are "The Snarl of the Beast," "The Egyptian Lure," "The Hidden Hand," and "The Tag Murders."

Additional editorial pieces are also included: Daly's own "Putting Over a Detective Novel" was written to explain his working process while writing "The Snarl of the Beast." And it's prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University.

The Snarl of the Beast: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 2 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.

483 pages
  $29.95 softcover

You can place a pre-order on Amazon.com at the link below.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW ANNUAL #2: "The Black Master," "The Shadow's Shadow" & "The Death Giver" - TRIPLE Novel Super-Villain Special
Sanctum Books continues its Tenth Anniversary celebration with its biggest book ever—collecting nearly 200 pages of early pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the invisible hand of "The Black Master" kills the very men who serve him, leaving no trace except the promise of future murders—in The Shadow's eighth recorded adventure! Then, the Dark Avenger battles an enemy from his past who knows the hidden secrets of the mystery man who became The Shadow! Finally, the Master of Darkness confronts Thade, "The Death Giver," a murderous malefactor who spreads death for the sheer love of killing! BONUS: Anthony Tollin examines Thade's Golden Age return in the four-color pages of SHADOW COMICS! This blockbuster collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-216-2 Softcover, 7x10, 192 pages, B&W, $19.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First 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 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



THE BRONZE GAZETTE
#77 is at the printer and ships later this month!
 
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!

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


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Stalemate in Space, by Charles L. Harness - New!
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: At the Mountains of Madness - New!
Short Reviews – Garden of Evil, by Margaret St. Clair
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Whisperer in Darkness
Short Reviews – Peril Orbit, by C.J. Wedlake

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 34: BETRAYAL IN ZAMORA AND OTHER STORIES - Coming in March!
Roy Thomas (Author), Mike Docherty (Illustrator), Ricardo Villagrán (Illustrator), Alfredo Alcala (Illustrator), Ernie Chan (Illustrator), George Roussos (Color), Nel Yomtov (Color), and Colin MacNeil (Cover)

Trailed by a vengeful army, Conan’s fleeing mercenary band enters the dread Dark Valley’s abandoned necropolis. But within the dead city is an empty suit of armor waiting for an unwary host to summon the owner . . . the malefic Devourer of Souls! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #268–#275.

The Chronicles of Conan reaches its final titanic volume, collecting classic Conan the Barbarian tales never-before collected and unavailable for nearly a quarter of a century.

Trade paperback, 7x10,  232 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale March 15.





CONAN THE SLAYER #7 - Coming in January!
Cullen Bunn (Writer), Sergio Dávila (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Admira Wijaya (Cover)

Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) kick off a brand-new story adaptation in their highly praised Conan run: “The Devil in Iron”!

The barbarian visits the remote island of Xapur and discovers an ancient city in ruins. What deadly secrets does the place hold?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 25.




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 - Arriving in comic shops October 19!
Alan Gordon (Writer), Paul Levitz (Writer), Carla Speed McNeil (Writer/Art), Kaare Andrews (Writer), Jimmy Palmiotti (Writer), Justin Gray (Writer), Keith Goldberg (Writer), John Nadeau (Writer/Art), Dan Jolley (Writer), Bo Hampton (Art), Tim Hamilton (Art), Troy Nixey (Art), and Aaron Campbell (Art)

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

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

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


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99




The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

B&A: Super-Science Fiction
- New!
“Prison Planet” by Robert Silverberg - New!
Suspense the Mystery Magazine #3 Feb. 1947
House Dick by Dashiell Hammett
Jack Vance: Worlds of Origin  
Masters of Sword & Sorcery


Doc Con 2016
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Doc Con will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2016.
Request that vacation time...mark those calendars and let everyone know you will be in Phoenix the first weekend of November.
Special plans are still being made to make this the best Doc Con ever!
So stay tuned for more details to follow as soon as we can announce them.



 Doc Con in a box 2016 and t-shirt pre-orders now open!

It's getting to be that time again and , like last year, I'll be helping out all of you who can't attend Doc Con XIX in Glendale, Az in November by reserving some of the top swag and making it available to you via mail.

So far, the confirmed contents of  in the 2016 "Doc Con in a Box " will be an exclusive signed and numbered lithograph created by Joe DeVito for Doc Con and signed by Joe and Will Murray, the full color program full of interviews and articles and a Doc Con tote bag.  
The current estimate for the Doc Box is $30.00 plus shipping.
I'd expect the price to go up $10.00 - $20.00 depending on how much additional items I can confirm quantities of.
I don't need any money right now, just your promise to pay and I'll put you on the reservation list.

Also, I'm taking pre-orders for the official Doc Con 2016 T-Shirt , "Got Doc? " along with matching hats.
The shirts are the usual 100% cotton preshrunk shirt like previous years. The hats are high quality with embroidered design.
The shirts will be available in Men's and women's sizes S- 2XL for $20.00 and 3 XL - 4XL for $23.00The hats run $25.00

JAMES BAMA SPEAKS!

Doc Savage Author and Artists already has Will Murray and Joe DeVito, so it only seems fitting that the reason most of us picked up a Doc Savage book in the first place gets his chance to tell his story at Doc Con!
See and hear JAMES BAMA talk to us, tell stories and answer questions all through the magic of Skype. My son will travel to James and Lynne Bama's home in Wyoming to facilitate our electronic face-to-face with the man himself.

Don't miss your chance at this once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear James Bama appear and interact at Doc Con 19!
November 4-6, 2016. Details and registration info can be found at: http://docfantasycovers.com/Doc-Con/



Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

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




DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE (1975) Blu-Ray - Coming November 1!

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
TARZAN MYTH & MYSTERY AT BRAZOS VALLEY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
JUNE 16 - OCTOBER 29, 2016


The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly announces the premiere of its upcoming exhibition, TARZAN: Myth & Mystery,on display from June 16-Oct 29, 2016. This exhibition will open on Thursday, June 16th, at 6 pm, with a free public lecture by Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliophile Jim Goodwin, followed by a wine & hors d’oeuvres reception & gallery viewing.

A reader and collector of Edgar Rice Burroughs for over 55 years, Goodwin will discuss the story behind Burroughs’ Tarzan tales, interesting Burroughs background and Tarzan trivia, and other fascinating anecdotes about Burroughs’ writing. A native Texan and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University, Goodwin worked in the communications industry for 37 years. He is the co-founder of the Texas chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, the “Hell’s Benders.” The name “Hell’s Benders” originated from Burroughs’ Western fiction novel, The Bandit of Hell’s Bend, featuring a character named Tex. Mr. Goodwin currently resides in Iowa Park, Texas with his wife, Rita, of 43 years and is blessed with two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Jim Goodwin
This exclusive exhibit showcases items from an extensive collection of Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia. Early publications, beautiful original artwork, rare books, and rarely seen film posters will be shown alongside stunning taxidermy animals from central Africa. Through this colorful and exciting exhibit, visitors can explore the natural settings of the Tarzan books, the life of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the bold world of pulp art, Tarzan’s international appeal, and other related topics.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. The Museum partnered with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., private collectors, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, and the Anthropology Department at Texas A&M University to produce this outstanding display.






EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ PELLUCIDAR: AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming In March!
Dennis O’Neil (Writer), Len Wein (Writer), Mike Kaluta (Pencils), Dan Green (Pencils), Alan Weiss (Pencils), and Mark Schultz (Cover)

In a story originally conceived of by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a group of explorers find a land inhabited by prehistoric reptiles, strange creatures, and beings enacting dark rituals. But most importantly, they discover the beautiful Dian, queen of Pellucidar, who captures their hearts and leads them on a wild adventure to aid her and win her trust.

This collects selected stories previously published in Korak, Son of Tarzan #1 and Weird Worlds #1–#7 from DC Comics.


Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 96 pages, $12.99, On sale March 22.




 

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #5 (OF 5) - Coming in January!
Tim Seeley (Writer), David Walker (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Sandra Molina (Color), and Duncan Fegredo (Cover)

God told men they would rule over all the creatures of the earth. The Lawgiver told the apes to beware the beast man, and for good reason. Now as the worst aspects of both species rise up in hatred and fear, two brothers—one man, one ape—hold in their hands the future of life on earth as they try to change the destiny of the Planet of the Apes.

Copublished with BOOM! Studios.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 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


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE AVON NOVELS VOLUME 1: THE STORY OF THE PHANTOM SC - Arriving in comic shops October 19!
(Writer) Lee Falk (Cover) George Wilson

For the first time ever, the Avon edition of The Phantom is back in print! Hermes Press is proud to announce that they will be publishing all fifteen pocket Avon books! Famed artist George Wilson painted all of the covers used for the Avon series, and they are reproduced beautifully to keep all of the details from the original books intact for a new generation of Phans to enjoy! This first exciting book in the series tells the story of the childhood and adolescence of the twenty-first Phantom. His father, the twentieth Phantom, regales the reader and young Kit Walker of the men who came before him: the fighter who beat Redbeard the Pirate, while gaining the heart of Queen Natala; the harrowing actions that the twentieth Phantom took to regain the friendship of the Rope People, and many more stories! In this opening to the series, we also meet Diana Palmer, the love of the Phantom, the woman who always can count on the Phantom to rescue her, even before he becomes The Ghost Who Walks.

Softcover, 6x9, 160 pages, Black & white, $14.99



Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available and pre-orders are shipping!

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!





KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #4 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 19!
Writer: James Asmus
Artist: Carlos Magno
Main Cover: Nick Robles

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

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



KONG: SKULL ISLAND - The Official Movie Novelization - Coming March 14!
by Tim Lebbon

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.

Mass Market Paperback
320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
$7.99




Kong: THE ART OF KONG: SKULL ISLAND - Coming March 7!
by Simon Ward


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
176 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
$39.95





LOBSTER JOHNSON: GARDEN OF BONES - Coming in January!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Stephen Green (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

When an undead hit man goes after the NYPD, the Lobster steps in to figure out if it’s a zombie—or something worse.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 25.




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Value of Dust Jackets - New!
Free streaming video from the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program
Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet


Moonstone Books: DOMINO LADY THREESOME #2 - Arriving in comic shops October 19!
Writers: Nancy Holder, Bobby Nash
Art: Wendell Cavalcanti
Cover: Sedat Oezgen

Revealed! Part 2.
Reeling from a personal tragedy, Domino Lady teams up once again with Golden Amazon and The Veil to stop a Nazi plot against America that could make them all prisoners of the Fuhrer himself. If that wasn’t enough, there’s still a killer on the loose and more surprises are revealed in the conclusion of the opening arc of this new comic book team up series starring Pulp's #1 Adventuress, Domino Lady.

32 pages, grayscale, $3.50




THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER (Agent Pendergast series) - Arriving in book stores October 18!
by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.

A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past.

AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT
Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown.

BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

Hardcover, 416 pages
List Price: $28.00



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...



PATHFINDER: WORLDSCAPE #1 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 19!
Writer: Erik Mona
Art: Jonathan Lau
Cover A: Reilly Brown
Cover B: Ben Caldwell
Cover C Subscription: Sean Izaakse


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

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








Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Mink Rap" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, June, 1947
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Snooty Piper's ordinary shenanigans left Boston crooks' hair standing on end. So when that batty newshound set out to trap a pack of mink-coat snatchers, the Beantown crimeland fur was sure to fly.

"A Link to the Past" by Charles G. Blandford from AMAZING STORIES, April, 1927
An adventure in northern Canada in a land of prehistoric animals and primitive tribes.

"Long Sam Pays With Lead" by Lee Bond from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1939
Featuring: Long Sam Littlejohn
Long Sam Littlejohn Detours on the Owl-hoot Trail When Law and Order Bust Into a Stampede!



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!

The Road by Hiroshi Aramata - New!
Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey
Review: Night’s Dominion #1 by Ted Naifeh
PulpFest 2016 – Guest of Honor, Ted White
PulpFest 2016 – FarmerCon XI Author Readings
Pulp Den - Now online!

The Mexico Kill - New!
Mystery Men  
Crossroads of Fate
Mouthpiece
Blackstar Bomber

         Pulp Den  

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

Kindle edition of Richard Matheson's classic vampire story, I am Legend $2 at Amazon.com - New!
Clarence Budington Kelland - The transmigration of a sheep
In memoriam - Bob Weinberg (1946-2016), pulp and art collector extraordinaire
Improbably beautiful covers #1 - Western Story Magazine, December 21, 1929 cover by Gayle Hoskins
Adventure magazine covers featuring a pirate

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Cobra Trap
The A Team
Secret Mission Cairo
Dead Letter
The Shadow In Review
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 #29: ‘Slaves of the Murder Syndicate’ - New!
Perry Mason: novels #21 and #22
‘The Shadow’: a 15-chapter serial
TMM #1: The Grove of Death
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016

Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more
PulpFest 2016 reports
PulpFest 2016, days 3-4

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 - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Three Stamps of Death
- New!
The Vampire Murders - New!
The Silver Scourge
The Star of Delhi
Death Has Gray Eyes
The Yellow Band
 
SPACESHIPS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF REAL & IMAGINED HC - Arriving in book stores October 18!
SMITHSONIAN BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Ron Miller


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

Hardcover, 10x10, 256 pages, Full Color, $34.95



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.

Authors on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Egypt on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
War on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
A New Page-Weird Tales Covers - New!
Clowns on the Cover of Weird Tales
Wrap-Up of Art and Artists of the Bellerophon Weird Tales
George D. Sukara (b. ?)  
Dave Stevens (1955-2008)
Overton Loyd (b. 1954)


THE TWILIGHT ZONE / THE SHADOW TPB - Arriving in comic shops October 19!
Writer: David Avallone
Art: Dave Acosta,
Francesco Francavilla
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

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

Full Color, 96+ pages, $15.99





WEIRDBOOK #33
Coming this October!

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



WEIRD DETECTIVE #5 (of 5)  - Arriving in comic shops October 19!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art/Cover), and Mauricio Wallace (Color)

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



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99










07 October 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.

October 7, 2016
October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016
October 28, 2016
October TBA, 2016
GAMBIT
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

A MONSTER CALLS
INFERNO
HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM
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


Adventures in Bronze / Altus Press
Coming soon!
  • The Wild Adventures team is working hard to release the long-awaited KING KONG VS. TARZAN epic later this month.
  • The next anticipated Wild Adventure of Doc Savage release will be EMPIRE OF FATE, reteaming Doc with The Shadow, and battling the invincible Shiwan Khan!
  • MR. CALAMITY has been pushed back on the release schedule.


Age of Aces
Now available!

CAPTAIN PHILIP STRANGE: STRANGE SPECTRES by Donald E. Keyhoe

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

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

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


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


SQUADRON OF THE DEAD by Frederick C. Painton


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

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

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

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

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


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





Airship 27 Productions
BARRY BASKERVILLE’S BLUE BICYLCE
By Richard L. Kellogg
Art by Gary Kato

Now available!

Airship 27 Production is proud to announce the release of the fourth title in their popular childrens’ book series starring Barry Baskerville, the boy who would be Sherlock Holmes.  In this new tale, again beautifully illustrated by artist Gary Kato, Watsonville’s young detective continues his adventures, both frustrating and even annoying his friends and teachers with his puzzles.

When he receives a brand new bike for his birthday, Barry immediately begins planning on how to use it to help him solve new neighborhood mysteries.  As ever, it doesn’t take long before he’s once again on a new case aiding his friend, Police Officer Lestrade in catching a daring thief.

“The Barry Baskverville books are fun for the entire family,” states Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “And we are thrilled to be bringing them to all our young readers.  Both Richard Kellogg and Gary Kato pour their hearts and souls into these wonderful stories.”


Now at Amazon available in both paperback and on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press: Pulp Blog by Morgan Wallace - Now online!

Never Trust a Martian by Paul W. Fairman (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
“The Guthrie Method” by Raymond Z. Gallun / “Desperate Remedy” by Mack Reynolds
“As You Were” by Henry Kuttner in Australia’s “American Science Fiction Magazine” series
The Irrationals by Milton Lesser (American Science Fiction Magazine series)
American Science Fiction Magazine “Common Time” by James Blish

Altus Press
Pulp Logo T-shirts

Now available!

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

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

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

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

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

Also available!

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

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

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

Dime Detective Magazine T-Shirt
This is the authentic logo used for this classic pulp magazine from the 1930s.
Note: black fabric only.
$19.95
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's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Pulpfest 6: Author Barbara Doran's Readings

Ms. Doran reads from her book "Claws of the Golden Dragon" and from her contribution to volume 5 of "Sinbad: The New Voyages."

Past episodes:
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

AVENGERS OF THE MOON  - New Captain Future story coming April 11, 2017!
by Allen Steele


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

Thanks to Chris Yates for the tip!


THE BIG BOOK OF JACK THE RIPPER - Now available!
by Otto Penzler (Editor)


A new anthology from Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler, centered around the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper.
 
Of all the real-life serial killers whose gruesome deeds have splashed across headlines throughout human history, few have reached the near-mythical status of Jack the Ripper. Terrorizing the world with a rash of violent murders in London’s East End in the fall of 1888, Saucy Jack seemed to vanish just as quickly, leaving future generations to speculate upon the Ripper's identity and whereabouts—and living on in some of the most spectacularly unnerving fiction and nonfiction ever written. Collected here, for the first time ever, are 41 tales featuring the infamous slasher, from classics by Marie Belloc-Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen to never-before-seen stories by contemporary masters Jeffery Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more. Also featured in this volume are essential true-crime artifacts of Jack the Ripper lore, including genuine witness statements, autopsy reports, contemporary news articles, and astonishing theories from the world’s foremost Ripperologists—as is only proper for a case that is truly as chilling as fiction.

Paperback: 864 pages
Publisher: Vintage
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
Pre-order price:  $25.00


Black Coat Press
New titles now available!

HARRY DICKSON - TENEBRAS
by Arnould Galopin
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Daniele Serra

To All Parisians:
I dispose of three tons of dynamite. I occupy the Catacombs. If the government’s threats are carried out, I shall blow up Paris
Tenebras.
 
Tenebras -- a phantom-like criminal who defies all the police of Europe. Against him are arrayed the forces of Harry Dickson, the American Sherlock Holmes, and the dynamic Inspector Loustaud of the French Sûreté, but also the Simpson Brothers, two ruthless American billionaires who will do anything in their power, and commit any crime, to seize the $1.5 million inheritance of young Teddy, the son of the beautiful Comtesse Dianah de Villerville.

This prodigious criminal saga, penned by Arnould Galopin, the creator of Doctor Omega, was first published in France in 1911—the same year as the better known Fantômas—and is now being presented in English for the first time. The reader will be transported from the catacombs of Paris to the busy streets of Baltimore with non-stop action and plenty of surprising twists.

Contents:
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
- Tenebras, le Bandit Fantôme (1911) by Arnould Galopin


US $45.95 /GBP £32.99
6x9
trade paperback, 648 pages
ASTRAL AMOUR
by Willy
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Mike Hoffman

"The alchemists of the Middle Ages fabricated homunculi; why shouldn’t we, who’ve pored over the hermetic books of Nicolas Flamel and Cyliani, attempt to create a woman?"
 
Astral amour by Willy (Henry Gauthier-Villars, 1859-1931, Colette’s husband) was originally published as an eight-part serial in the Nouvelle Revue between December 1900 and April 1901 and was never reprinted in book form.
 
As an account of the social and psychological aspects of the occult revival in the 19th century, Astral Amour does have the advantage of a unique originality. It is more a commentary on occult fantasy than an occult fantasy in its own right, although it is willing to use the fantastic as a casual literary device for the purpose of that examination. Neurocyme, the elemental woman given flesh by the novel’s protagonists Enogat de Sothermès and Doctor Callidulus, is described by them as a mixture of illusion and irony—and the same alchemical combination applies to the text, which is simultaneously all illusion and all irony.

Contents:
Amour astral (1901)
Introduction, Afterword and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $21.95 /GBP
£12.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 260 pages

THE FRENCH FANTASY TREASURY
selected & edited by
J-M. & R. Lofficier
Research by Brian Stableford
cover by Michel Borderie

Translations by Ruth Berman, J.S. Chartres, C.J. Cherryh, W.W. Comfort, Lafcadio Hearn, Charles Lamb, Mrs. John Lane, Andrew Lang, Eugene Mason, Peter Antony Motteux, Léonce Rabillon, Michael Shreve, P.J. Sokolowski, Brian Stableford, and Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty.

The French Fantasy Treasury serves as an introduction to French fantasy, which has a long and noble history, quite distinct from its British and American counterparts. Its three volumes chronicle the history of the genre, from its origins through modern times, and include stories, excerpts and novellas by some of the most prestigious authors in French literature.
A must for fantasy lovers everywhere.


This third volume looks at how French fantasy spread its wings from the 19th century to modern times, exploring lost continents and civilizations, revisiting the colorful eras of the mythical past and far-away lands, and even spreading into outer space, imagining other worlds and races. In these pages, we visit the last days of the Era of the Beasts when Fauns, Tritons and other mythical creatures shared the Earth; we travel back four thousand years in the past, to see an ancient civilization quest for the favor of the old gods; we meet Argall, a brave barbarian, who becomes both pawn and prize in a fierce conflict between the wicked Sorceress-Queen of Atlantis and the courageous maiden who has dared challenge her. We hear tales of timeless Egypt, mystical Greece, and magical China; we explore the lost world at the center of the Earth, the Red Planet and the mythical Psi Cassiopeia; and we even venture into the far future when Earth is in the thrall of the Green Gods.

CONTENTS:
Introduction
LOST CONTINENTS
Hippolyte Mettais: The War of the Gods
Charles Lomon & P.-B. Gheusi: Soroé
André Lichtenberger: The Centaurs
AGES OF WONDERS
Théophile Gautier: One of Cleopatra's Nights
Han Ryner: The Mysteries of Eleusis
Gustave Flaubert: Moloch
FAR-AWAY LANDS
Charles Nodier: The Dream of Gold
Judith Gautier: The Boatwoman of the Blue River
André Arnyvelde: The Secret of the Anaide Grotto
OTHER WORLDS
Jacques Collin de Plancy: The Subterranean World
C.I. Defontenay: Star
H. Gayar: A Martian Adventure
DYING EARTHS
Nathalie Henneberg: The Green Gods
Kurt Steiner: Ortog and the Darkness


US $32.95 /GBP
£22.99
5x8 
trade paperback, 432 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: 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!

 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 
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.




THE BRONZE GAZETTE
#77 is at the printer and ships later this month!
 
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!

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


Castalia House Blog - Now online!

Short Reviews – Garden of Evil, by Margaret St. Clair - New!
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Whisperer in Darkness - New!
Short Reviews – Peril Orbit, by C.J. Wedlake
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Dunwich Horror
Short Reviews – The Starbusters, by Alfred Coppel, Jr.
The 2016 H. P. Lovecraft Re-read: The Colour Out of Space


The Digest Enthusiast
 Digest Magazine Checklists
Now available!

The first set of digest magazine checklists are available now.

There are two types of checklists, available as free PDF files on the Resources page of the Larque Press website: pages and cards

Digest-Size Pages
These checklists are 2-up on a sheet of paper. Print them out and cut them in half. Then 3-hole punch as indicated and drop into a 3-ring binder designed for 8.5” x 5.5” pages.
The Digest-Size Checklists include more complete background information on each title, the full contents list and cover images for most of the issues. Some titles, like The Mysterious Traveler Magazine include more than one page.

A sample digest size page is shown at the right.

Trading Card-Size Checklists
The trading card checklists are 8-up on a sheet of paper. Print and cut the sheet into individual cards via the trim marks. Finished card size is the standard 2.5” x 3.5”. The checklist cards include basic information on each title, a check box and a little space for notes. Some titles, like Dashiell Hammett Digests include more than one card.


Both checklists are dated for version control.
If corrections or new information is added The Digest Enthusiast will update the file and post an updated version.
Please let The Digest Enthusiast know of any errors.






The Digest Enthusiast Blog - Now online!

Suspense the Mystery Magazine #3 Feb. 1947
- New!
House Dick by Dashiell Hammett
Jack Vance: Worlds of Origin  
Masters of Sword & Sorcery
Ellery Queen Selects: The Golden Horseshoe by Dashiell Hammett
Kelly Freas 10, Emsh 8
Off Beat Detective Stories!


Doc Con 2016
November 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Doc Con will be held November 4, 5 & 6, 2016.
Request that vacation time...mark those calendars and let everyone know you will be in Phoenix the first weekend of November.
Special plans are still being made to make this the best Doc Con ever!
So stay tuned for more details to follow as soon as we can announce them.



 Doc Con in a box 2016 and t-shirt pre-orders now open!

It's getting to be that time again and , like last year, I'll be helping out all of you who can't attend Doc Con XIX in Glendale, Az in November by reserving some of the top swag and making it available to you via mail.

So far, the confirmed contents of  in the 2016 "Doc Con in a Box " will be an exclusive signed and numbered lithograph created by Joe DeVito for Doc Con and signed by Joe and Will Murray, the full color program full of interviews and articles and a Doc Con tote bag.  
The current estimate for the Doc Box is $30.00 plus shipping.
I'd expect the price to go up $10.00 - $20.00 depending on how much additional items I can confirm quantities of.
I don't need any money right now, just your promise to pay and I'll put you on the reservation list.

Also, I'm taking pre-orders for the official Doc Con 2016 T-Shirt , "Got Doc? " along with matching hats.
The shirts are the usual 100% cotton preshrunk shirt like previous years. The hats are high quality with embroidered design.
The shirts will be available in Men's and women's sizes S- 2XL for $20.00 and 3 XL - 4XL for $23.00The hats run $25.00

JAMES BAMA SPEAKS!

Doc Savage Author and Artists already has Will Murray and Joe DeVito, so it only seems fitting that the reason most of us picked up a Doc Savage book in the first place gets his chance to tell his story at Doc Con!
See and hear JAMES BAMA talk to us, tell stories and answer questions all through the magic of Skype. My son will travel to James and Lynne Bama's home in Wyoming to facilitate our electronic face-to-face with the man himself.

Don't miss your chance at this once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear James Bama appear and interact at Doc Con 19!
November 4-6, 2016. Details and registration info can be found at: http://docfantasycovers.com/Doc-Con/




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

 
 
Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





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


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


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




Edgar Rice Burroughs
TARZAN MYTH & MYSTERY AT BRAZOS VALLEY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
JUNE 16 - OCTOBER 29, 2016


The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly announces the premiere of its upcoming exhibition, TARZAN: Myth & Mystery,on display from June 16-Oct 29, 2016. This exhibition will open on Thursday, June 16th, at 6 pm, with a free public lecture by Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliophile Jim Goodwin, followed by a wine & hors d’oeuvres reception & gallery viewing.

A reader and collector of Edgar Rice Burroughs for over 55 years, Goodwin will discuss the story behind Burroughs’ Tarzan tales, interesting Burroughs background and Tarzan trivia, and other fascinating anecdotes about Burroughs’ writing. A native Texan and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University, Goodwin worked in the communications industry for 37 years. He is the co-founder of the Texas chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, the “Hell’s Benders.” The name “Hell’s Benders” originated from Burroughs’ Western fiction novel, The Bandit of Hell’s Bend, featuring a character named Tex. Mr. Goodwin currently resides in Iowa Park, Texas with his wife, Rita, of 43 years and is blessed with two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Jim Goodwin
This exclusive exhibit showcases items from an extensive collection of Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs memorabilia. Early publications, beautiful original artwork, rare books, and rarely seen film posters will be shown alongside stunning taxidermy animals from central Africa. Through this colorful and exciting exhibit, visitors can explore the natural settings of the Tarzan books, the life of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the bold world of pulp art, Tarzan’s international appeal, and other related topics.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. The Museum partnered with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., private collectors, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, and the Anthropology Department at Texas A&M University to produce this outstanding display.






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!

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
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)
#44 Invasion from the Sky (March-April 1939)
#45 Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture (May-June 1939)
#46 War Tanks of the Yellow Vulture (July-Aug 1939)
#47 Corpse Cavalry of the Yellow Vulture (Sept-Oct 1939)
#48 The Army from Underground (Nov-Dec 1939)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

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

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

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

#50 January 1941
#51 March 1941

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

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


Girasol Collectables
Pulp Cover Gallery 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

THE GREATEST ADVENTURE
Tarzan, Korak, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and more!

New Dynamite series coming in 2017!

Comics luminary Bill Willingham (Fables, Legenderry) dips his toes and his pen into the rich world of Edgar Rice Burroughs with news of an all-new limited series featuring Tarzan, Korak, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and more: The Greatest Adventure! Previous Warlord of Mars artist Cezar Rezak joins Willingham on the planet-hopping series grand enough to have come from the mind of Burroughs himself!

A crash landing reveals a secret plot by a mysterious cabal of scientists to weaponize Jason Gridley's famous wave, turning it into a disintegration ray that can bypass distance, on a galactic scale, to destroy a single person, or even an entire world at a time. Gridley seeks the help of Tarzan and Jane to stop these villainous adventurers from finding the final piece needed to fulfill their devious end. When Tarzan puts the word out to assemble a crew to man Jason Gridley's Martian Flying Ship, the galaxy's greatest fighters and adventurers come together to stop this evil plan.

"Here we are with my chance, at long last, to play in the very fields that Burroughs created, and to marry my two loves of comic book and prose fiction in doing it," says Bill Willingham. "One comic series couldn't possibly contain everything I've loved and discovered in his books. The Greatest Adventure contains everything I love that I could fit into a single series, including his most popular characters, as well as many obscure ones, which are nevertheless beloved to me."

"Bill Willingham is a master of weaving together characters to tell a masterful story, pulling together multiple worlds and timelines," says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. "To have him tackle John Carter and the other characters of literary master Edgar Rice Burroughs with the help of Cezar Rezak is truly a matchup that every comics fan should be as excited to read as I am! This truly may be the ‘Greatest Adventure' yet!"

Bill Willingham is the American writer whose career can be traced back to the 1980's breakout series Elementals, and has since included notable work for DC's Vertigo imprint, including a 13-year run on the critically acclaimed Fables, bringing together notable characters from fairytales and folklore. Willingham's previous work for Dynamite includes the steampunk crossover, Legenderry, featuring some of the company's most well-known characters.

Cezar Rezak has drawn multiple series for Dynamite, including Battlestar Galactica, Warlord of Mars, and Dejah Thoris.

The Greatest Adventure will premier in 2017, with further details to be announced in the coming months.





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!

We're happy to report that we've run out of things to do to make the second volume of Henry Kuttner's early stories THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR ready for the bindery, so this 700+ page treasure is heading down the birthing process. The ambition is to release the book at the 2016 World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio in the last week of October.


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!
October 2016

QUARRY IN THE BLACK by Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Laurel Blechman, Glen Orbik

With a controversial presidential election just weeks away, Quarry is hired to carry out a rare political assignment: kill the Reverend Raymond Wesley Lloyd, a passionate Civil Rights crusader and campaigner for the underdog candidate. But when a hate group out of Ferguson, Missouri, turns out to be gunning for the same target, Quarry starts to wonder just who it is he’s working for.

NOW A CINEMAX TELEVISION SERIES!

The longest-running series from Max Allan Collins, author of ROAD TO PERDITION, the Quarry novels tell the story of a paid assassin with a rebellious streak and an unlikely taste for justice. Once a Marine sniper, Quarry found a new home stateside with a group of contract killers. But some men aren’t made for taking orders—and when Quarry strikes off on his own, God help the man on the other side of his nine-millimeter...


First publication ever!
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!





Hard Case Crime
FOREVER AND A DEATH
An unused plot for Pierce Brosnan’s 007 has resurfaced - as a novel!

Coming in June 2017!

Back in the 1990s, Eon Productions worked with a number of writers to develop the story for the follow-up to Goldeneye. One of those writers was Donald Westlake, legendary author of over 100 crime novels, the perhaps most famous of which were the Parker books (under his pseudonym of Richard Stark).

In 1995, before Goldeneye was even released, Westlake turned into Eon two treatments for “Bond 18.” Both his treatments apparently used as their backdrop Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China. In one of the treatments, Westlake had 007 facing off against Gideon Goodbread, an American businessman who planned to level Hong Kong after robbing its banks – a revenge scheme for the death of his missionary parents at the hands of the Red Chinese. Westlake described his Bond villain as “John Goodman with a Southern accent”, and likened him to the lead character in Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me. Goodbread commanded an army of Amerasian orphans he called “the Children.”

Westlake floated the following titles for his Bond adventure: Dragonsteeth; Nobody Dies; Forever And A Death; Never Look Back; On Borrowed Time. That last title was prophetic; the time-sensitive nature of the Hong Kong chanegover backdrop was deemed unsuitable, we got Tomorrow Never Dies instead, and Westlake's script was shelved.

Now Hard Case Crime has resurrected this lost story, which at some point Westlake rewrote as a novel - Forever And A Death.

It’s no longer a James Bond story and the details described above may not be included, but the vestigial elements of the story seem to be in place.
As a bonus, the novel will contain an afterword by one of the Bond producers, describing the history of the project.

The cover is by artist Paul Mann.




Illustrated Press
TOM LOVELL - ILLUSTRATOR
Now available and pre-orders are shipping!

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!





IRWIN ALLEN'S LOST IN SPACE: THE LOST ADVENTURES #5 - Arriving in comic shops October 12!
(Writer) Carey Wilber, Holly Interlandi (Art/Cover) Patrick McEvoy

"Malice in Wonderland" continues! After Willoughby ESQs them to a strange dimension populated by Lewis Carroll characters, Smith, Penny, Will, and the Robot attempt to find a way out while the angry Queen of Hearts tries to chop off their heads! It's space with a psychadelic twist in this adaptation of the late Carey Wilber's teleplays.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99


 
 

James Bond - Anthony Horowitz to write a second James Bond novel due out in 2018!

Anthony Horowitz will return to pen a second James Bond novel to be published in 2018.
Horowitz was invited to write a second official James Bond novel by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd after the success of his 2015 bestseller, TRIGGER MORTIS, published by Orion in September last year.

As yet untitled, the setting will be "period Bond" and the story will again feature previously unpublished material by Fleming.




JAMES BOND: HAMMERHEAD #1 (OF 6) - Arriving in comic shops October 12!
Writer: Andy Diggle
Art: Luca Casalanguida
Covers: A: Francesco Francavilla, B: Robert Hack, C: Ron Salas

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

ELAK OF ATLANTIS and Prince Raynor
A Fiction House Press Classic Reprint

Elak of Atlantis was a four-story series first published in Weird Tales pulp magazine.
The two-story Prince Raynor series first appeared in Strange Stories pulp magazine.
We reprint the original pulp text along with the pulp interior illustrations.


CONTENTS

ELAK OF ATLANTIS
"Thunder in the Dawn"
"Spawn of Dagon"
"Beyond the Phoenix"
"Dragon Moon"

PRINT RAYNOR
"Cursed be the City"
"The Citadel of Darkness"

Hardcover w/dust jacket, 6 x 9 inch, 304 pages
$29.95

Trade Paperback, 6 x 9 inch, 304 pages
$12.95


John Carter of Mars - New Dynamite series by Brian Wood coming soon!

Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces another superstar writer contributing to the impressive legacy of the company’s line of titles based around Edgar Rice Burroughs’ library of characters. Brian Wood (DMZ, The Massive, Briggs Land) will lend his storytelling skill alongside Alex Cox to the Warlord of Mars himself, John Carter.

Brian Wood is one of the most respected writers in modern comics, whose work is widely applauded for its political undertones and dystopian world-building, with multiple Eisner nominations and New York Times Bestselling series. His most recent original series, Briggs Land, is already one of 2016’s most talked-about launches, and is currently in development for television with AMC.

Alex Cox is a comic book industry staple making his writing debut, having lent artistic talents to various projects over the years and serving as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Deputy Director.

“Taking on a classic literary icon like John Carter is no small thing, and working with Alex Cox to find a direction that both honors the past and looks into the future has been a great challenge, one that we both are enjoying immensely,” says Brian Wood.

“The John Carter series is one of the all-time great Sci-fi/fantasy epics, and having the opportunity to play in that sandbox is just awesome. Brian’s concept is unlike any John Carter story to date, but with a lot of reverence for the world that Burroughs built.” states co-writer Alex Cox. “Beyond that, we’re drawing on everything from Jodorowsky to Jesse Marsh to John Wayne to make this story as cool as possible. I think people are going to love it- old school superfans, and also people who have no idea what a Rykor is.”

“We have wanted to bring Brian Wood to Dynamite for quite some time now, and he’s even written our very own Vampirella before she found her home here,” says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. “We had been waiting to find the perfect book for him to take on, and when we all landed on John Carter, we knew it was going to be well worth the wait! Brian’s bringing on Alex (Cox) to co-write has helped make the story grander still. Fan are going to love this series!”

“We’re taking John Carter to strange new places, which is no easy feat considering the man teleports himself to Mars to live a swashbuckler’s life, but Brian Wood has amazing things planned for Carter, Dejah, and the rest as we venture far into Carter’s future for a tale unlike any other,” says Joseph Rybandt, Editorial Director for Dynamite Entertainment.

Look for further details on art team and release date for this upcoming series in the coming months, and visit dynamite.com for an extensive collection of previous John Carter stories.





LONE RANGER / GREEN HORNET #4 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops October 12!
Writer: Michael Uslan
Art: Giovanni Timpano
Cover: Jan Dursema

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Free streaming video from the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention
The Shadow of Fu Manchu Radio Program
Bruce Lee as Kato on the Green Hornet



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.

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF KI-GOR -THE DEVIL'S DOMAIN: TALES OF THE JUNGLE LORD - Now available!

Dedicated to breathing new life into classic and sometimes forgotten Pulp Characters, Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press, announces the release of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF KI-GOR: THE DEVIL’S DOMAN-TALES OF THE JUNGLE LORD. Ki-Gor returns to Jungle Adventure as written by noted New Pulp author Barry Reese in print and digital formats.

“Ki-Gor,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “definitely came into being at a time that many jungle types populated fictional Africa and even other jungle bound lands. Something, though, that makes this particular jungle hero stand out concerned those around him more than his own existence. To have Helene, a mate who stood toe-to-toe with Ki-Gor in every way, not to his side, is exciting in stories like this. Then throw in Timbu and the supporting cast and you have more than just another guy in a loin cloth. You have a realized character capable of fantastic adventures and he definitely has a couple in this new book, thanks to the ever talented Barry Reese.”

One of the Pulp Era’s greatest heroes returns! Created by John M. Reynolds, Ki-Gor, Lord of the Jungle, battled slave traders, dinosaurs, witch doctors, and lost civilization from 1939 to 1954 in the pages of “Jungle Stories.” Assisted by his beautiful and daring wife, Helene, and their loyal allies: the powerful Timbu Jones and the diminutive N’Geesso, Ki-gor continues to protect the peace of his jungle home.

From out of the past, the Jungle Lord stalks the wild once more! Ki-Gor and Helene and return to action in two exciting new adventures presented from the imagination of one of New Pulp’s finest authors, Barry Reese, in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF KI-GOR: THE DEVIL’S DOMAIN-TALES OF THE JUNGLE LORD from Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press.

Featuring a stunning cover by Mike Fyles and cover design and print formatting by Sean E. Ali, is available now at the links below.


Paperback, 5x8, 118 pages, $10.00




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.

 
 
 
 
 

Planetary Stories #37 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #37

THE WATER BOYS by Matthew Harrison
They discovered this shipment of water from space contained a great surprise!

THE PORTAL by William Quincy Belle
This portal contained more than expected

AMELIA AT THE UN by Martyn Osmundsen
Introducing a new storyline about fascinating beings and extraordinary happenings.

YOU'RE WANTED by Matthew Harrison
They were lost in space, dependent upon the sex drive of a warped navigator!


Pulp Spirit #27

CATHY HAS VISITORS by William Quincy Belle
Cathy shows you better not mess with senior citizens!

LOTS OF LUCK by Shelby Vick
Thanks to a leprechaun, Pete finds himself a magical pookah -- a very sexy pookah!

GHOST JUNGLE by Len Dobson   
A look at Ghost Jungle, home of Tallia, the Beast Woman.

MOB RECRUITS by Phil Rossi
It's always a major moment when a mob boss reaches out.

THE PURTIEST GIRL ON MAD HOSS MOUNTAIN by Julius Henry Breckinridge
"Ain't nobody else but me gonna have that gal!"



Pulpgen-Online Pulps - Now online!

New this week

"Melody of Murder" by John L. Benton from THRILLING DETECTIVE, August, 1938
When Kung Li Refuses to Pay Tribute, Murder Stalks Chinatown!

"The Tottering Idol" by Norman A. Daniels from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall (October) 1946
Assistant District Attorney Jack Coyle ingeniously ferrets out a blackmail plot that has some baffling murder angles!

"Give Them What They Want" by William H. Hamby from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, October 25, 1919
A range romance. Cal Dodson hates two things, spending money and female ranchers, especially the one homesteading the land next to his. His efforts to get rid of her ends up costing him a lot more than he bargained for.




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!

Pulp Adventures Mod by Benton Grey - New!
Review: Night’s Dominion #1 by Ted Naifeh
PulpFest 2016 – Guest of Honor, Ted White
PulpFest 2016 – FarmerCon XI Author Readings
Pulp Den - Now online!

Mystery Men   - New!
Crossroads of Fate
Mouthpiece
Blackstar Bomber

         Pulp Den  

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

Clarence Budington Kelland - The transmigration of a sheep - New!
In memoriam - Bob Weinberg (1946-2016), pulp and art collector extraordinaire
Improbably beautiful covers #1 - Western Story Magazine, December 21, 1929 cover by Gayle Hoskins
Adventure magazine covers featuring a pirate

The Pulp Hermit - Now online!

Cobra Trap - New!
The A Team
Secret Mission Cairo
Dead Letter
The Shadow In Review
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 #21 and #22 - New!
‘The Shadow’: a 15-chapter serial
TMM #1: The Grove of Death
How bug-eyed was my monster?
Commando Cody now on DVD and Blu-ray

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

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
Secret Agent "X" #13 Audiobook
Devils of Darkness

by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
 
Black as night, black as hell itself, the “devil-dark” descended upon a fear-crazed populace! Men and women shrieked in agony beneath the lash of bloody, torturing whips. The mangled bodies of innocent children lay in the streets, while human fiends emptied the city of its wealth. And into this chaotic and hideous fog of darkness went Secret Agent “X” to wage a life-and-death battle with unseen criminals.


 
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core.
 
At the end of the Depression year of 1933, tiny Magazine Publishers could see which way the pulp winds were blowing. Street & Smith had broken new ground when they launched The Shadow Magazine in 1931. Doc Savage came two years later. As did The Phantom Detective.

In the Fall of ’33 Popular Publications released both The Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces. The public was obviously hungry for heroes. And editor Rose Wyn decided that her outfit had to offer one too!

With top writer Paul Chadwick, she brainstormed Secret Agent “X”, uncanny composite of Doc and The Shadow, with a dash of the Phantom thrown in. The first issue appeared at the end of 1933 with a February 1934 cover date. Coincidentally, the popular King Features newspaper strip, Secret Agent X-9, debuted that same month! But for that hyphenated X, lawsuits might have shut down one or the other hero.
 
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Devils of Darkness, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, March 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
 
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Introduction by Will Murray
 
War Scare — An Editorial
 
Winged Hordes of the Yellow Vulture by Curtis Steele
Over the western part of the United States fell the dark, terrible cloud of the most incredible invasion in history. Before this inhuman, scientific attack of Asia’s barbaric army, Americans died agonizingly in a deliberately released leprosy plague! As one great western city after another was wiped out, and the invading army’s ranks were overwhelmingly swelled by drugged American recruits, Operator 5 and his fighting patriots were slowly beaten back. Then came the showdown — when a handful of gallant sons of Liberty for the last time challenged a Yellow despot in order that America might still go free!
 
Things That Made America Great
The Spy Who Saved a Nation by Morton Taney
He was one lone Continental undercover agent against the whole British army — doomed to die ignobly if he failed. That night, hemmed in by the enemy, he began his hazardous return journey to General Washington — carrying the secret upon which hung the lives of untold thousands...
 
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.
 
Radio Archives


Robert E. Howard Foundation
Join the Robert E. Howard Foundation



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 - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Silver Scourge
- New!
The Star of Delhi
Death Has Gray Eyes
The Yellow Band
 
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.

Clowns on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Wrap-Up of Art and Artists of the Bellerophon Weird Tales - New!
George D. Sukara (b. ?)  - New!
Dave Stevens (1955-2008) - New!
Overton Loyd (b. 1954)
- New!
Hyang Ro Kim (b. ?)
Bruce David-A Speculation
Fred Humiston (1902-1976)
Hannes Bok (1914-1964)
The Golden Anniversary of Star Trek


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

Now available!
Black Widow: Forever Red, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $9.99, September 6, 2016
Lara Croft and the Blade of Gwynnever, Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent, DK Publishing, $12.99,  September 13, 2016
Futuristic Violence & Fancy Suits, David Wong, St. Martin’s Griffin, $16.99, October 4, 2016

Coming soon!
Black Widow: Red Vengeance, Margaret Stohl, Marvel Press, $17.99, October 11, 2016
Spider-Man: subtitle to be announced, Jim Beard, Joe Books, $9.99, October 12, 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

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
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
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 Monster Hunter Files, eds. Bryan Thomas Schmidt & Larry Correia, Baen, $29.99, April 6, 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

Ghosts of Empire, George Mann, Titan Books, $9.95, October 25, 2017
Monster Hunter Guardian, Larry Correia & Sarah Hoyt, Baen, $27.00, November 6, 2017



WEIRDBOOK #33
Coming this October!

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