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27 April 2012

16th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10am to 5pm!


Canada's premier pulp event! The show is a small but pulp specific event, with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike. From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For more information, contact us at:
info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member, pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.




Agent 13 - Feature film in the works!

Universal is finalizing a deal to pick up Agent 13, a sci-fi project that sees Charlize Theron attached to star and Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt attached to direct.  T.S. Nowlin is the writer behind the pitch, which is based on the comic book from 1988. It was created by Flint Dille and David Marconi.






Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
DR.WATSON’S AMERICAN ADVENTURE

Airship 27 Productions announces the release of their latest title and the second in their series of adventures starring Dr.Watson, the brave, stout hearted ally and companion to the World’s Greatest Detective.

When Sherlock Holmes, who was presumed dead at the hands of his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty, returned in the story Dr.Watson chronicles as “The Adventure of the Empty House,” we were told how the Great Detective had spent the intervening years abroad in disguise as a secret agent for England.  For the devoted Holmes fan, that seemed sufficient to close this chapter of the duo’s life and move on to new adventure.
But when a heavy locker box arrives at 221 B Baker St. from the United States addressed to Dr. Watson, it is Holmes who finds his curiosity piqued.


What is in the mysterious box?  Who sent it and why?  Holmes summons his loyal companion who in turn sets about telling Holmes of his own unique adventure abroad during his hiatus.  What follows is an amazing mystery involving Watson’s lovely wife, Mary, and her family history.  The answer to the puzzle rests in the foothills of the Adirondacks of upper New York State and the couple soon set sail for America, Mary hoping the trip will pull her husband’s mood from the gloom in which it was mired since the supposed death of Holmes.  Once in New York, they encounter the vibrant, colorful civil servant, Teddy Roosevelt, who provides the vital clue that triggers the Watsons' quest?

From the majestic peaks of the Adirondacks to open plains of the wild west, Erwin K. Roberts spins a fantastic, rip-roaring yarn that will have Holmes and Watson fans cheering from the first page to the last.  Featuring interior illustrations by artist Pedro Cruz and a colorful cover by Rob Davis & Shane Evans, “Dr.Watson’s American Adventure” is a rollicking grand adventure in the classic pulp style.

This volume also features a special PULP Bonus; “Hyde and Seek” – brand new adventure starring her Majesty’s Secret Agent, Hound Dog Harker by Aaron Smith.
A Free Excerpt is available here:
http://www.planetarystories.com/watson.htm

Airship 27 Productions – Pulps For A New Generation!

Available at:


Altus Press
Coming in May!

Doc Savage in THE INFERNAL BUDDAH

Happy Birthday to Will Murray!
April 28





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 58: "The Derrick Devil" and "The Spotted Men"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson."  First, the Man of Bronze is summoned to the Oklahoma oil fields to confront the horrific rampage of "The Derrick Devil." Then, Doc and his aides journey to Lake Erie where a mysterious malady is turning steel workers into "The Spotted Men." This double-novel collector's edition features the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-079-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 60: "Prince of Evil," "Messenger of Death" and "Room 1313"
TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL
The Knight of Darkness combats supercrime in an extra-length volume showcasing tales by each of the pulp wordsmiths who wrote as "Maxwell Grant." First, in a violent thriller by Theodore Tinsley, The Shadow investigates the murderous machinations of the "Prince of Evil," a sadistic fiend who delights in torture and human misery. Then, The Shadow enters a series of diabolical deathtraps disguised as a "Messenger of Death" to retrieve a secret formula in a classic mystery by Walter Gibson. Finally, Lamont Cranston tracks down a hidden serial killer in Bruce Elliott's "Room 1313." This extra-length collector's special showcases the original color covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical articles by Will Murray and Rick Lai. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-078-6 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde
Now live on Kickstarter - Make a pledge today!
Last chance to pledge!
The last time to pledge is April 29, 3AM EST!

We're at 183%!  Thank you!
Previously, I've announced that three Doc Wilde novels would be released this year, to be followed by two more next year. Then I added the Dark Avenger Option that allows supporters to add the fourth book, Doc Wilde and The Daughter of Darkness to their rewards package at a special rate.

Now, several of you have asked me what I have planned for the fifth book, and if there's any way you can add it as well, to round out the pentalogy as it were.

So, with eight days left and me still hoping to get as close to my ideal goal of 200% as possible...why not?

In the fifth book, Doc Wilde and The Chariots of the Frogs, the Frogs of Doom return to our world on a much more epic scale, ready to turn back the tide of warm-blooded evolution once and for all with armies of batrachian monstrosities, dark amphibious magics, and the eldritch power of their dark god. Also really wanting to eat the Wildes, who got in their way last time.


And, yes, you can add the book to your package if you like by adding this new option:

(NEW) THE MONSTRO FROG OPTION
You can now get the fifth Doc Wilde novel, Doc Wilde and The Chariots of the Frogs, as part of your Kickstarter package, at a special rate. Add $5 to your pledge and you get the ebook; add $13 and you get the ebook and the trade paperback; add $20 and you get both plus a bookplate signed by both Gary and me. (For international orders, an additional $10 will be needed to cover shipping on the paperback).

As special thanks for their high level of support, supporters at SERIAL DAREDEVIL level and higher who add the trade paperback for $20 will have it upgraded to a numbered limited edition to match those already in their rewards package.
The “Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde” project is now live on Kickstarter, and people are invited to join us on the adventure.

“In a young adult book market crowded with the depressing and the dour, Tim Byrd’s Doc Wilde swings in on a jungle vine to raise the flag high for adventure. Infused with pace, fun, and all the two-fisted action a reader could ask for, Wilde lovingly riffs on situations straight out of the old pulps, even while making them fresh for a new generation.”       — Zack Stentz, screenwriter, Thor, X-Men: First Class


I'm Tim Byrd. The Doc Wilde stories are my tribute to the pulp stories I loved growing up, and still love today. Like The Incredibles or the Indiana Jones films, they are suitable for kids and adults both,  full of action and humor and weird science and occult menace and lots of derring-do.


The Kickstarter project encompasses three Doc Wilde novels, all to be released by year’s end. The books will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats, and will have gorgeous covers and interior illustrations by the great Aussie comic book artist Gary Chaloner. 

Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom (previously published by Putnam) will reappear in an improved new edition in June, featuring not only the new artwork inside and out by Gary, but my “author’s cut” preferred edit and a new short Doc Wilde adventure.


In August, we’ll release Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull, the long-awaited second book, in which the Wildes face a mind-blowing mystery and a truly bizarre villain.

In November the third adventure will appear, Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf, a dark tale featuring lycanthropes and witchcraft. At least two more Doc Wilde adventures will follow in 2013.

(If you follow the links above you can read excerpts from each of the books).

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a patronage system in which creators present something they’d like to do and supporters can pledge funds to help them do it, in return for rewards varying from thank you's to copies of the items created to interactions of various sorts with the creator. The creator posts his intentions and a target amount of money he is trying to raise; if, within the time the Kickstarter runs, enough money is pledged to hit that target, then the Kickstarter succeeds. If the target amount is not met, the Kickstarter has failed and no money is exchanged.


The target for this project is $3,000, covering all three books. That’s a minimum goal, not a maximum; once it’s reached, the Kickstarter continues and people can still get involved. The funds will go toward art, book design, and editing, as well as paying for the writing. Any extra funds will be applied to producing more books.

I’ve come up with reward levels for pledges ranging from $5 for an ebook copy of one of the novels and the supporter’s name on the book’s acknowledgments page, up to $400 for signed limited editions of the books along with a bunch more cool stuff. There are only three slots available at the highest level, and four at the second highest, because they include exclusive one-of-a-kind rewards, so those are first come, first served.

If you’re looking for adventure…it’s time to GO WILDE!

“It’s a true delight…Tim Byrd has taken Doc Savage, added in a pinch of Robert E. Howard, a liberal dose of H.P. Lovecraft, and mixed it all together in a well done, enchanting pastiche of the pulps that will appeal to the adult audience as well as the young adult readers. It is an over the top at times, rip-roaring adventure that returns us to the days of yesteryear and leaves us wanting more.”               —The Baryon Review



Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw – Part Four by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw was originally serialized in five installments in Lippincott’s from February through June 1915. The serial was subsequently published in book form later that same year by Methuen Press in the UK and McBride & Nast in the US. The novel chooses to divide the story into four sections. This week, we examine the fourth and final part.

The rest is at the links below.
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 176: PulpARK Interviews - New!
Art was able to talk to a few writers at PulpARK.

Episode 175:  Coming Attractions
Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin"
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World
Episode 172: Bobby Nash's Deadly Games
Episode 171:  Mark Eidemiller
Episode 170:  John Carter & The Lone Ranger
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .
Classicon - Saturday, June 9, 2012!
Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade.
Items include
:
•Calendars
•Pinups
•Glamour Art magazines
•Original paperback art from the 50s - 60s
•Mystery
•Western
•Romances
•Adventure

•Characters/Heroes
•Science Fiction
•Detective
•Vintage comics
•Petty
•Vargas
•Classics from the 20s - 60s
•Aviation


University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table


The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack:
40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories

Now available!


This volume assembles no less than 40 stories set in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Ranging from Lovecraft's own tales (including classics such as the novel At the Mountains of Madness, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," and "The Colour Out of Space") to works by his friends and contemporaries (Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and Robert Bloch), to later followers (Henry Kuttner, Lin Carter, Brian McNaughton), and contemporary afficianados (Brian Stableford, Mark McLaughlin, Adrian Cole) -- and many more. This is one collection no Lovecraft fan can afford to miss!


Print Length: 906 pages
Publisher: Wildside Press
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
ASIN: B007V8RQC4



Included are:

"At the Mountains of Madness," by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Events at Poroth Farm," by T.E.D. Klein
"The Return of the Sorcerer," by Clark Ashton Smith
"Worms of the Earth," by Robert E. Howard
"Envy, the Gardens of Ynath, and the Sin of Cain," by Darrell Schweitzer
"Drawn from Life," by John Glasby
"In the Haunted Darkness," by Michael R. Collings
"The Innsmouth Heritage," by Brian Stableford
"The Doom That Came to Innsmouth," by Brian McNaughton
"The Shadow Over Innsmouth," by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Nameless Offspring," by Clark Ashton Smith

"The Hounds of Tindalos," by Frank Belknap Long
"The Faceless God," by Robert Bloch
"The Children of Burma," by Stephen Mark Rainey
"The Call of Cthulhu," by H.P. Lovecraft
"The Old One," by John Glasby
"The Holiness of Azédarac," by Clark Ashton Smith
"Those of the Air," by Darrell Schweitzer and Jason Van Hollander
"The Graveyard Rats," by Henry Kuttner
"Toadface," by Mark McLaughlin

"The Whisperer in Darkness," by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Eater of Hours," by Darrell Schweitzer
"Ubbo-Sathla," by Clark Ashton Smith
"The Space-Eaters," by Frank Belknap Long
"The Fire of Asshurbanipal," by Robert E. Howard
"Beyond the Wall of Sleep," by H.P. Lovecraft
"Something in the Moonlight," by Lin Carter
"The Salem Horror," by Henry Kuttner
"Down in Limbo," by Robert M. Price
"The Dweller in the Gulf," by Clark Ashton Smith
"Azathoth," by H.P. Lovecraft
"Pickman’s Modem," by Lawrence Watt-Evans
"The Hunters from Beyond," by Clark Ashton Smith
"Ghoulmaster," by Brian McNaughton
"The Spawn of Dagon," by Henry Kuttner
"Dark Destroyer," by Adrian Cole
"The Dunwich Horror," by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Dark Boatman," by John Glasby
"Dagon and Jill," by John P. McCann



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy - New!
Forgotten Books: Sleepers East by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Mystery, Adventure & the Wild West in ARGOSY
Forgotten Stories: Race Williams returns in "The Super-Devil" (and it's FREE)
Forgotten Stories: "The Pool of Piranhas," a Spicy Adventure by Robert Leslie Bellem
Forgotten Stories: A FREE Race Williams adventure by Carroll John Daly
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009)


DRUMS OF FU MANCHU
In the final stages of proofing - Coming in May!
Transferred from a film master made from the original Republic Pictures Archive print.

REPUBLIC 1940 / 15 Chapters
Directed by: William Witney, John English
Starring: Henry Brandon as Dr. Fu Manchu
William Royle as Sir Nayland Smith
Robert Kellard as Allan Parker

Supporting Cast: Gloria Franklin as Fah Lo Suee, Olaf Hytten as Dr. Petrie, Tom Chatterton as Professor Randolph, Luana Walters as Mary Randolph, Lal Chend Mehra as Sirdar Prahin, George Cleveland as Professor Parker, John Merton as Loki, Dwight Frye as Anderson, John Dilson, Wheaton Chambers, George Pembroke, Guy D'Ennery


THE STORY: The immortal and insidious Doctor Fu Manchu requires artifacts which will lead him to the tomb of Genghis Khan to complete his conquest of Asia, and, subsequently, the world. His gruesome fanged Dacoit slaves help him eliminate anyone who refuses to accommodate his will. In San Angeles, California, he convenes a meeting of the Si-Fan, an international conspiracy which helps him draw up his plans. When archeologist Dr. James Parker is killed so that Fu Manchu can obtain rare scrolls in his possession, his son Allan joins forces with Sir Denis Nayland Smith of the British Foreign Office to avenge his father's death.

TRANSFER QUALITY: This long-lost serial was traded among collectors in terrible quality VHS tape versions for years and has been released on DVD previously only in an edition mastered from an inferior 16mm dupe print. We are pleased to announce that we have been offered the opportunity to release this serial from a transfer created from of the original Republic master print which is of extremely high quality and not washed out or missing detail in dark areas. The original film was created in the 1970s from the Republic Pictures 35mm original print or negative, we're not sure which. The picture quality is spectacular, however, though the image quality is slightly higher than that of an average DVD, the resolution achieved in the new digital transfer will not make a potential Blu-Ray release look substantially different enough from a DVD to call for one so the release will be on standard DVD only.


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!
"A Fist For Your Brain" by Laurence Treat from SHORT STORIES, August 10, 1942
The Human Hammer Gives Up the Ring and Aspires to Be a Damn Good Lawyer.
"Hell's Impersonation" by H. Q. Masur from TEN DETECTVE ACES, October, 1940
Young Joe Brion was no actor, but the advertisement called for an impersonation. So Joe put on a pistol performance that flung him into a coffin curtain call.


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - May 12, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


James Bond - Vintage Books & Amazon Publishing to reprint James Bond books!
Vintage Publishing has acquired the ten-year licence to republish all fourteen of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books in the UK, along with his two non-fiction titles, The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities. They will take over from Penguin in April, and will publish Fleming’s entire Bond collection in both ebook and print format in the summer of this year.

Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, has acquired a ten-year license to publish all fourteen of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books in North America, as well as his two works of non-fiction, Thrilling Cities and The Diamond Smugglers. From summer 2012, all sixteen titles will be reissued both in print and as ebooks, to thrill a new generation of readers.


Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
"To Steal A Ranch," A Complete Paul Powers Story - New!
The EXCITING series of pulps
MAGAZINES I REMEMBER by Hugh Cave: An Appreciation
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon
My Favorite Christmas Covers: FAR WEST ILLUSTRATED, January 1928
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec. 24, 1921
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WILD WEST WEEKLY, 12/22/34
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec 26, 1936
My Favorite Christmas Covers: EVERYBODY'S; December 1908
My Favorite Christmas Covers: THE BLACK CAT, Dec. 1912

THE LONE RANGER #5 - Arriving in comic shops May 2!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Stampede! Part three of the "Hanging" story line finds Lone Ranger ready to swing from the gallows of a town called Utopia. Tonto has made his way back from death at the bottom of a canyon, but now he has just one chance to save the Ranger. Taking that chance could leave both heroes dead, along with half of Utopia's citizens. It's a deadly stampede of justice, as the Hard Country arc nears its thunderous conclusion.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Mike Chomko - May / June  2012 newsletter is now available!
Mike's May / June 2012 newsletter is now available.
Orders over $20 are discounted approximately 10%.
Shipping is between $2-6, depending on the weight of your order (media mail or bound printed matter). 
Michael Chomko, 2217W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA  18104-6542


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



Peril Press - More new Kindle and Nook titles are now available!
Zorro Starts The New Year [Illustrated] [Annotated] by Johnston McCulley
3 Exciting Football Stories [Illustrated] by Johnston McCulley
Private Murder: 6 Thrilling Pulp Stories [Illustrated] by Norman A. Daniels
Satan's Nightmares: 7 Weird Detective Tales [Illustrated] by Norman A. Daniels
Slaughter Stories: 7 Pulp Fiction Scorchers [Illustrated] by Robert Turner
Tombstone Murders: 7 Pulp Fiction Murder Aces [Illustrated] by Norman A. Daniels
Zorro Frees Some Slaves [Illustrated] [Annotated] by Johnston McCulley
Empire of Terror [Illustrated] (The Phantom Detective) by Robert Wallace
Original Detectives: 4 Early Detective Tales by Johnston McCulley
Murder Trail: 4 Detective Stories [Illustrated] by Johnston McCulley
The City of the Living Dead [Illustrated] by Laurence Manning and Fletcher Pratt
The Cop Who Wouldn't Lie [Illustrated] by Ralph Berard
The Corpse's Prophecy: 4 Pulp Fiction Shockers by Hugh B. Cave
Doom of the House of Duryea [Illustrated] by Earl Peirce Jr.
Final Mission [Illustrated] by John D. MacDonald
The Flying Buzzsaw by Harold B. McKay
The Homicidal Diary [Illustrated] by Earl Peirce Jr.
The Last Laugh [Illustrated] by Damon Knight
Night Shade - The New Racket by Dashiell Hammett
Skulls and Debts: 3 Thrilling Pulp Fiction Shorts by Will Garth
A Visitor for the Dead by Bruce Cassiday
5 Pulp Stories of Doom [Illustrated] by Ray Cummings
Brigands of the Moon [Illustrated] by Ray Cummings
Doctor Feather Investigates: 4 Science Detective Pulp Mysteries [Illustrated] by Ray Cummings


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

Marion Polk Angellotti - New!
Interview with Arthur O. Friel - New!
Arthur O. Friel - How he became an author - New!

PULPDOM #69 (April 2012) - Now available!

The contents include:
"Ophir - Fictional Visits to the Land of egend" by Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor review of Black Dog Books' THE SPACE ANNHILATOR AND OTHER EARLY SCIENCE FICTION FROM THE ARGOSY.

Reprint: "King of Conserve Island" Part 2 by Homer Eon Flint.
    Reprinted from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, October 12, 1918.

Awesome front cover by Craig Black.

This issue has a full color front cover and is profusely illustrated with full color and black & white illustrations. Four issue subscriptions are $28.

Contact C. E. Cazedessus II, P.O. Box 2340, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Email: moonfire@frontier.net


Radio Archives
1 cent Spider eBook!

 For a limited time you can now download
an exciting original Spider adventure for just one thin penny!


Part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, The Spider #11, Prince of the Red Looters first saw print in 1934 and features his momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers. Their motto? Why "KILL THE SPIDER!" of course.
 
For those who have been unsure about digging into the wonderful world of pulps this is a perfect opportunity to give one of these fantastic yarns a real test run. With a full introduction to the Spider written by famed pulp historian and author Will Murray, The Spider #11 was written by one of pulp's most respected authors, Norvell W. Page. Writing as Grant Stockbridge, Page's stories included some of the most bizarre and fun takes on heroes and crime fighting in the history of escapist fiction.

Even today Page's scenarios and his edge-of-the-seat writing style are still thrilling both new and old fans everywhere. For those who have never read one of these rollercoaster adventures, you are in for a thrill. If you already know how much fun a classic pulp is, make sure you download this bargain.
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your Spider novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new. Use the PDF version when reading on your PC or Mac computer. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, Sony eReader or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.



RED SONJA #66 - Arriving in comic shops May 2!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Art: Walter Geovani; Covers: Walter Geovani (50%), John Watson (50%)

The final, bloody showdown over the cursed Horn of Nergal is at hand! To stand fast against an army of Stygian assassins, and the sinister machinations of the Priestess Azanathi, will require all of Red Sonja's considerable skill. But is the She-Devil's martial prowess enough to win the day, and perhaps, a measure of redemption, or will the Horn's curse cost Sonja everything?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #16  - Coming soon!
The 16th issue of The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal is currently in the works and will appear later in the summer.

Issue #16 features a stellar line-up of rare Howard fiction, articles and essays by leading Howard scholars and fantastic artwork by a group of talented artists who are also die hard Howard fans. Contents include: two pieces of hard-to-find fiction by Robert E. Howard, articles and essays by Dave Hardy, Brian Leno, Patrice Louinet, Rob Roehm and Jeff Shanks, with artwork by David Burton, Bill Cavalier, Bob Covington, Nathan Furman, Clayton Hinkle, Jim Ordolis, Richard Pace, Terry Plavet and Michael L. Peters.


Robert E. Howard - Paradox Entertainment and Davis Films sign Solomon Kane film / TV license!
Davis Films and Solomon Kane Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary to Paradox Entertainment Inc., have signed a license agreement for film and TV rights to cutlass-wielding Puritan Solomon Kane, created by Robert E. Howard.

The minimum guarantee for the five-year term generates a positive cash flow in the second quarter of at least 3 MSEK. Paradox retains all license and merchandise rights.

Davis Films, headed by producer Samuel Hadida, previously held the film and TV rights together with Wandering Star. Together they released the first Solomon Kane film in 2009 featuring, among others, James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, and Rachel Hurd-Wood.

“We’re very happy to expand our relationship with Davis Films and Samuel Hadida as they have great experience in building successful, international franchises,“ said Fredrik Malmberg, President of Paradox Entertainment.



Robert E. Howard Days - June 2012!
Only seven weeks to go until Robert E. Howard Days 2012 in beautiful Cross Plains, Texas. There’s still plenty of time to send in your pre-registration and make plans to attend to best two days in Howard fandom. If you check the REH DAYS 2012 page (tab at the top), you’ll find a few revisions for your attendance pleasure. Here’s a partial list.

1. The Friday night Celebration Banquet has been moved to the Baptist Church Family Life Center, which is one block north of the Library. There’s three times as much space there, so Project Pride won’t be limited to a certain amount of seats. (But please pre-register so they know how many are coming!) Dinner is chicken-fried steak with all the fixin’s!

2. The Howard House and Museum will be open on Thursday June 7th from 2-4 pm. No docents will be on duty, but you may take a tour and stop in the Gift Shop! This will get you early access to the new REH Museum t-shirt, among other great REH gifts!

3. There WILL be a panel at 9:00 pm on Friday night after the Banquet/Silent Auction/REH Foundation Awards at the church. FISTS AT THE ICE HOUSE will be presented by REH boxing experts Mark Finn and Chris Gruber with assistance from Jeff Shanks. This will take place AT the old Ice House on Main Street (well, on the empty concrete slab behind it). Bring your flashlights. We’re trying something new this year – and yes, we have permission…

4. There will again be some extemporaneous REH (only) poetry reading under the street light in the back yard of the House on Friday night. We’re calling it REH Streetlamp Poetry.

5. PLEASE donate REH items to the Silent Auction. You can send them to: Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, or bring them to the Howard House by 3 pm Friday afternoon during Howard Days.

Hope to see both familiar and new faces under the wonderful Texas sky in a few more weeks. It’s like a big family reunion of Howard fans, so y’all come.

Any questions: e-mail “Indy” Bill Cavalier at 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net.











Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE

Welcome to Pellucidar -- by artist Jamie Chase for the new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase

THE ETERNAL SAVAGE
A tantalizing inked page (color to come!) by artist Steven E Gordon for the graphic novel THE ETERNAL SAVAGE. Written by Martin Powell and based on the romantic adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized by ERB, Inc. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Steven E Gordon




THE SPIDER #1 - Arriving in comic shops May 2!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Ron Lesser, and Francesco Francavilla

The Spider, one of the greatest pulp characters of all time is now re-launched into the 21st century! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents The Spider #1, which will hit comic book stores everywhere in May 2012! The series will be written by acclaimed novelist and acclaimed comics writer David (Black Panther: The Man Without Fear) Liss and drawn by Colton (Complete Dracula, Kato) Worley, with covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Ron Lesser and Francesco Francavilla!

In The Spider #1, the world knows Richard Wentworth as a decorated war hero and the son of a wealthy industrialist – but only a few confidants know the truth. As New York City slides into violence and despair, Wentworth has transformed himself into a force of justice as The Spider! With only his wits, his technology, and his pistols to aid him, he fights a one-man man war against crime, but when a mysterious new villain threatens the city with an unspeakable horror, it may be more than even The Spider can handle. How far will a sane man go to restore order to an insane world? Find out in The Spider #1 when it ships in May!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


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

Illustrations by Heitman - New!
Dorothy McIlwraith (1891-1976)-Part 3 - New!
William F. Heitman (ca. 1879-1945)
Isa-Belle Manzer (1872 or 1873-1944)
Dorothy McIlwraith (1891-1976)-Part 2
Dorothy McIlwraith (1891-1976)-Part 1
Biography and "The Call of Cthulhu"-Part 5







20 April 2012

2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 27 - 29, 2012!
PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE - GOOD OLD STUFF!

Being Held At:

THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

For info on the con, please contact:

Doug Ellis
13 Spring Lane
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com


CELEBRATING EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND
 THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TARZAN OF THE APES AND JOHN CARTER‼


Convention Update
Well, the convention is now just over a week away, so we figured it was time for one more update.  Both our hotel nights and pre-registrations are up from the last few years (and we set a record for attendance last year), and we sold out of our 143 tables a few months ago.  So we're hoping for our biggest show yet!

The images for the Friday night (April 27) auction from the estate of Jerry Weist are now available on our Facebook page. 
A tinyurl link to that is:  http://tinyurl.com/d8pl8pm

A pdf of the auction catalog itself is on our website, available for downloading and completely searchable.  We've highlighted many authors and artists in the various 200 lots, which run to around 1800 pulps.

If you're arriving on Thursday (April 26), make sure to stop by the con suite (which should be room 1611).  Beginning around 7:00 pm, you'll be able to pick up your registration materials, including your passes to our special showing of JOHN CARTER at the AMC Theater next to the hotel.  As always, we won't be set up to take new registrations Thursday (we'll start taking those on-site Friday morning), so if you'd like to attend the screening, please remember to pre-register.


A couple of other highlights we thought we'd mention:

  -- Saturday (April 28) at 12:30 we'll be showing TARZAN: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE, a new documentary on the shooting of the 1918 silent TARZAN OF THE APES (which will follow the documentary).  Producer Al Bohl will be attending the convention.  We have a full slate of ERB film programming running Friday and Saturday -- make sure to check the website for details!

  -- Our Friday evening panel, before the estate auction, will be THE ERB ILLUSTRATORS by Gary Gianni & Randy Broecker.  A lively overview of well-known and obscure artists who have visualized the stories of the prolific author.  A visual presentation will accompany the discussion.  Gary Gianni has illustrated the stories of  Ray Bradbury , R.E. Howard, Michael Chabon and George R.R. Martin. He drew Prince Valiant for 8 years and a variety of comics ranging from Batman to The Shadow.  Randy Broecker is author of "Fantasy of the 20th Century" and is noted for over three decades of work in the field of fantasy and horror illustration.


  -- Our Saturday evening panel, before the Saturday night auction, will be EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: A LOOK AT THE FIRST 100 YEARS AND BEYOND - A look at the great fictional worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs from the Tarzan novels to the Underground world of Pellucidar to Beyond the Farthest Star. We'll look at the 100 year legacy of adventure and see what's new in the future.  Panelists:  Joan V. Bledig: Member of the Chicago chapter of the local Burrough Bibliophiles: The Muckers will moderate the discussion; Mike "The Tarzan Guy" Conran, collector of everything ERB; Douglas Klauba, Moonstone cover artist and John Carter of Mars fan; Bob Garcia, co-editor of the forthcoming WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS anthology; & Michael Hudson, Publisher with Sequential Pulp Comics, a specialty imprint producing six Authorized ERB and one Kline property under a co-publishing arrangement with Dark Horse Comics.

  -- In addition to our Friday night auction, as usual, we'll have one on Saturday night which will draw from a variety of sources. 
     Among the items we already have lined up for that are the following:

     -- BLACK MASK September 1929 - with the first installment of THE MALTESE FALCON!
     -- BLACK MASK - a 1925 issue featuring Hammett
     -- FAR EAST ADVENTURE STORIES - the first issue!
     -- FLASH GORDON'S STRANGE ADVENTURE MAGAZINE - the only issue of this rare pulp
     -- TARZAN'S HIDDEN JUNGLE - a copy of the 1954 film script by pulp great FRANK GRUBER!

And our program book, which is nearly 150 pages devoted to ERB, will feature four newly discovered, never before reprinted articles by ERB!

We'll hope to see you at this year's Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention!

MEMBERSHIPS:  Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only (but see the HOTEL section for details on how to get a $10 refund on your membership!).  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO:  Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 130 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK:  All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints.  To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2012.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW:  We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the eighth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine.  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS:  We will have 2 auctions, Friday and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST:  Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE: www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE:  Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL:  For our twelfth show, for the fifth year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $109/night, same as the last 2 years (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 5, 2012!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.  Also, since it greatly benefits the convention to have folks stay at the Westin during the show, if you attend the con and stay at the Westin, we will refund you $10 of your membership at the show (limit 2 refunds per hotel room).

PAY BY:  Paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com) or check payable to Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, LLC.
Send checks to:  13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010)

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Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
The Frank M. Robinson Auction continues!

1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....

2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.

Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) All auctions, #9 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids. 
Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:


Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!


Altus Press - Now available!
THE BEST OF SPICY MYSTERY VOLUME 1
Introduction by Editor Alfred Jan


The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult. You'll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her ...snare for a man....

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery Volume 1 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations. It also includes an all-new introduction by Editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.



Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Complete Adventures of The Griffon Volume 2
Written by Arch Whitehouse, Introduction by Will Murray

Fighting the aerial forces of evil for nearly ten years in the pages of Flying Aces, Kerry Keen AKA The Griffon finally returns to print! This edition continues the complete reprinting of the series. Volume 2 contains the next six stories: “Clue of the Cockpit Clock,” “Death Flies the Electra!,” “Trans-Atlantic Intrigue,” “Sky Gun Snare,” “Zeppelins Vanish!” and “Sea Hangar Snare.” This also includes an article by pulp historian Will Murray.

256 pages, $19.95


Altus Press - Coming soon!
The Eagle Omnibus
By Norman A. Daniels and E. Hoffmann Price
Introduction by Tom Johnson

Jeff Shannon, Special Agent for G-2 Secret Service, is better known throughout the world by his other moniker: the Eagle. Featuring all five of the Eagle’s published stories, plus two rejected stories, these classic espionage stories have never been completely reprinted before... until now.

444 pages, $34.95



Altus Press - Coming soon!
Semi-Dual by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith

Altus Press has announced a collection of The Semi-Dual stories J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith.  The Semi-Dual stories were an an occult detective series. The first series appeared in THE CAVALIER in 1912, which is what Altus Press will be reprinting in the first volume.

Prince Abduel Omar of Persia, the astrologist popularly known as “Semi-Dual,” came to the public’s notice, and begins a career which lasted for decades. Semi-Dual becomes one of the greatest occult detectives of the years before WW2, using his telepathy, insight into humans, and infallible astrological predications to protect a number of innocent men and women (usually women) from a variety of evil men. Semi-Dual works from his office on the 20th floor of the Urania Building in New York City. Semi-Dual’s enemies range from the very humble–gangsters and treacherous French Foreign Legion officers–to the mightily wicked–the Black Brotherhood, a cult of devil-worshipers devoted to the cause of “Erlik, Commander of the Hosts of All Evil.”

 

Altus Press - Coming soon!

From Deep Waters: The Complete Adventures of the Major, Volume 1
by L. Patrick Greene


For the first time, sourced from the original magazine versions of the stories, comes the complete stories of Aubrey St. John Major....  known better as simply the Major.

Running for nearly 30 years, this series collects them in order, as they originally appeared in Adventure and Short Stories.  Volume 1 includes such stories as "No Evidence," "Ivory," "A Deal in Diamonds," and many more.




Altus Press - Coming soon!

Swamp Fetish: The Complete Adventures of Armless O’Neil, Volume 2
by Dan Cushman


This collects the final six stories in the series,
complete and uncut from the pages of Action Stories and Jungle Stories from 1948-53:
"Witch-Queen of the Voodoo Drums," "The Black Assegai,"
"Dagger of Thebes'" "Yellow Eyes of Voodoo,"
"Swamp Fetish," and "Escape from Zumongo."


422 pages | $29.95


Altus Press - Coming soon!

The Swift Revenge of the Green Ghost by Johnston McCulley

The creator of Zorro, writer Johnston McCulley is back with another
nearly-forgotten classic pulp hero—the Green Ghost.

Nearly forgotten today and never before reprinted in its entirety,
the Green Ghost series has been restored to its original glory, complete,
uncut, and with all the original illustrations!

As a bonus, this collection has been augmented by an all-new introduction.

198 pages | $14.95



Altus Press - Coming soon!

Secret Agent X: MASTER OF MADNESS by Stephen Payne

Stephen Payne's follow-up to his Secret Agent X novel, "Halo of Horror"

This is "Master of Madness," another all-new story that sees its
first publication with Altus Press.

Like "Halo of Horror,"" it too will be out in a pulp facsimile edition, clocking in at over 200 pages.





Altus Press - Coming soon!
Secret Agent "X" - The Complete Series Volume 6
Authored by G.T. Fleming-Roberts & Paul Chadwick
 Introduction by Tom Johnson

For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.

This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Paul Chadwick: "Brand of the Metal Maiden," "Dividends of Doom," "The Fear Merchants," "Faceless Fury" and "Subterranean Scourge." This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!

492 pages | $34.95 softcover | $44.95 hardcover


Altus Press - Coming soon!

The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 2: 1933
Authored by Frederick Nebel


The greatest series from the pages of Dime Detective Magazine is finally collected in four large editions. Running from 1931-37, Frederick Nebel's P.I. Jack Cardigan was one of the main reasons for that magazine’s success as well as highly influential to the most popular hard-boiled writers of the day. Sadly, only a handful of the 44-installment series have ever been reprinted since their original appearances 80 years ago. This series collects the entire run.

Volume 2 continues the series and features the next 11 stories, complete, uncut, and with the original John Fleming Gould illustrations:

"The Murder Cure" (January, 1933)
"Me--Cardigan" (February, 1933)
"Doorway to Danger" (March 1, 1933)
"Heir to Murder" (April 1, 1933)
"Dead Man's Folly" (May 1, 1933)
"Murder Won't Wait" (May 15, 1933)
"Chains of Darkness" (June 15-July 1, 1933)
"Scrambled Murder" (July 15, 1933)
"Death After Murder" (August 15, 1933),
"Murder & Co." (September 15, 1933)
"Murder a la Carte" (November 15, 1933)


372 pages | 6" x 9" | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover


Altus Press



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
THE AVENGER Volume 7:
"Murder on Wheels," "The Three Gold Crowns" and "Death to The Avenger"
The Pulp Era's most unusual mystery man returns in three action-packed adventures by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." Dick Benson's life will be forever changed after "Murder on Wheels" and the mysterious Cole Wilson lure The Avenger into a deadly trap! Then, "The Three Gold Crowns" and a dentist's forceps leads The Avenger to Mr. Death's house of murder. PLUS: "Death to The Avenger," a bonus Avenger novelette, and a Whisperer thriller by Alan Hathway. This classic pulp reprint features the color pulp covers by H. W. Scott, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-084-7  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE AVENGER Volume 7 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121489. 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50:
"The Pirate's Ghost" and "The Green Eagle" - James Bama Variant Special
A knockout painting by legendary paperback artist James Bama leads off a special variant edition of two action-packed pulp epics by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a bequest from a dying scientist leads Doc Savage to Death Valley in search of a long-dead pirate's legendary treasure. Can this amazing invention allow "The Pirate's Ghost" to speak from beyond the grave? Then, the Man of Bronze goes undercover at a Wyoming dude ranch to solve the bizarre puzzle of a strange "Green Eagle" with lead feathers! This special anniversary edition also showcases the original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and an intriguing article by The Shadow's famous reconteur, Walter B. Gibson. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-083-0  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
DOC SAVAGE Volume 50 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121490. 

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
THE SHADOW Volume 62: "Cyro" and "The Man Who Died Twice"
The Master of Darkness battles murderous master villains in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master of Darkness journeys to New Orleans to uncover the hidden identity of the international swindler known only as "Cyro." Then, The Shadow suspects that "The Man Who Died Twice" still lives, and is the key to the Prince of Evil's plot to murder Lamont Cranston! This instant collector's item showcases the original color covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrators Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-082-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 62 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121492. 

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 60: "He Could Stop the World" and "The Laugh of Death"
The Man of Bronze returns in two tales of super-science that inspired classic Superman stories. First, a silvery stratospheric craft showers vapors of death upon a Texas town, while Cosmic Rays alter Long Tom's mental makeup. Doc and Patricia Savage attempt to thwart the deadly plots of a red-hooded mastermind in "He Could Stop the World," a pulp classic by Laurence Donovan that inspired an early Superman story by Jerry Siegel. Then, "The Laugh of Death" could change the outcome of World War II, in a Lester Dent thriller that introduced Doc's new Fortress of Solitude that inspired the Man of Steel's glacier hideaway. This double-novel collector's edition features both classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of ten Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-086-1 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
Twelve issues for $167 (first class) or $155 (media mail) [postpaid]
(includes bonus variant and ring premium)
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 60: "He Could Stop the World" and "The Laugh of Death" JAMES BAMA VARIANT EDITION
The Man of Bronze returns in two tales of super-science that inspired classic Superman stories. First, a silvery stratospheric craft showers vapors of death upon a Texas town, while Cosmic Rays alter Long Tom's mental makeup. Doc and Patricia Savage attempt to thwart the deadly plots of a red-hooded mastermind in "He Could Stop the World," a pulp classic by Laurence Donovan that inspired an early Superman story by Jerry Siegel. Then, "The Laugh of Death" could change the outcome of World War II, in a Lester Dent thriller that introduced Doc's new Fortress of Solitude that inspired the Man of Steel's glacier hideaway. This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a knockout cover by legendary paperback artist James Bama. and also reprints both classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-087-8 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in July!
THE SHADOW Volume 63:
"The Devil's Paymaster," "The Wasp Returns" and "The Comic Strip Killer"
Foreword by MICHAEL USLAN
The Knight of Darkness wages battles to the death with two of his greatest superfoes! First, The Shadow becomes "The Devil's Paymaster" to end the sadistic reign of The Prince of Evil in the violent conclusion of Theodore Tinsley's most acclaimed storyline. Then, Lamont Cranston must die to crush a superfiend's evil plots when "The Wasp Returns" in an action-packed thriller by Walter B. Gibson. Foreword by Michael Uslan, executive producer of the Summer Bat-Blockbuster, "The Dark Knight Rises." This instant collector's item leads off with one of Graves Gladney's greatest covers, and also showcases all the original interior illustrations by legendary illustrator Earl Mayan, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. BONUS: The Shadow tracks down "The Comic Strip Killer" in a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-080-9 Softcover, 7x10,. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde
Now live on Kickstarter - Make a pledge today!
The last day to pledge is April 28!

We're at 143%!  Thank you!
Previously, I've announced that three Doc Wilde novels would be released this year, to be followed by two more next year. Then I added the Dark Avenger Option that allows supporters to add the fourth book, Doc Wilde and The Daughter of Darkness to their rewards package at a special rate.

Now, several of you have asked me what I have planned for the fifth book, and if there's any way you can add it as well, to round out the pentalogy as it were.

So, with eight days left and me still hoping to get as close to my ideal goal of 200% as possible...why not?

In the fifth book, Doc Wilde and The Chariots of the Frogs, the Frogs of Doom return to our world on a much more epic scale, ready to turn back the tide of warm-blooded evolution once and for all with armies of batrachian monstrosities, dark amphibious magics, and the eldritch power of their dark god. Also really wanting to eat the Wildes, who got in their way last time.


And, yes, you can add the book to your package if you like by adding this new option:

(NEW) THE MONSTRO FROG OPTION
You can now get the fifth Doc Wilde novel, Doc Wilde and The Chariots of the Frogs, as part of your Kickstarter package, at a special rate. Add $5 to your pledge and you get the ebook; add $13 and you get the ebook and the trade paperback; add $20 and you get both plus a bookplate signed by both Gary and me. (For international orders, an additional $10 will be needed to cover shipping on the paperback).

As special thanks for their high level of support, supporters at SERIAL DAREDEVIL level and higher who add the trade paperback for $20 will have it upgraded to a numbered limited edition to match those already in their rewards package.
The “Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde” project is now live on Kickstarter, and people are invited to join us on the adventure.

“In a young adult book market crowded with the depressing and the dour, Tim Byrd’s Doc Wilde swings in on a jungle vine to raise the flag high for adventure. Infused with pace, fun, and all the two-fisted action a reader could ask for, Wilde lovingly riffs on situations straight out of the old pulps, even while making them fresh for a new generation.”       — Zack Stentz, screenwriter, Thor, X-Men: First Class


I'm Tim Byrd. The Doc Wilde stories are my tribute to the pulp stories I loved growing up, and still love today. Like The Incredibles or the Indiana Jones films, they are suitable for kids and adults both,  full of action and humor and weird science and occult menace and lots of derring-do.


The Kickstarter project encompasses three Doc Wilde novels, all to be released by year’s end. The books will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats, and will have gorgeous covers and interior illustrations by the great Aussie comic book artist Gary Chaloner. 

Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom (previously published by Putnam) will reappear in an improved new edition in June, featuring not only the new artwork inside and out by Gary, but my “author’s cut” preferred edit and a new short Doc Wilde adventure.


In August, we’ll release Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull, the long-awaited second book, in which the Wildes face a mind-blowing mystery and a truly bizarre villain.

In November the third adventure will appear, Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf, a dark tale featuring lycanthropes and witchcraft. At least two more Doc Wilde adventures will follow in 2013.

(If you follow the links above you can read excerpts from each of the books).

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a patronage system in which creators present something they’d like to do and supporters can pledge funds to help them do it, in return for rewards varying from thank you's to copies of the items created to interactions of various sorts with the creator. The creator posts his intentions and a target amount of money he is trying to raise; if, within the time the Kickstarter runs, enough money is pledged to hit that target, then the Kickstarter succeeds. If the target amount is not met, the Kickstarter has failed and no money is exchanged.


The target for this project is $3,000, covering all three books. That’s a minimum goal, not a maximum; once it’s reached, the Kickstarter continues and people can still get involved. The funds will go toward art, book design, and editing, as well as paying for the writing. Any extra funds will be applied to producing more books.

I’ve come up with reward levels for pledges ranging from $5 for an ebook copy of one of the novels and the supporter’s name on the book’s acknowledgments page, up to $400 for signed limited editions of the books along with a bunch more cool stuff. There are only three slots available at the highest level, and four at the second highest, because they include exclusive one-of-a-kind rewards, so those are first come, first served.

If you’re looking for adventure…it’s time to GO WILDE!

“It’s a true delight…Tim Byrd has taken Doc Savage, added in a pinch of Robert E. Howard, a liberal dose of H.P. Lovecraft, and mixed it all together in a well done, enchanting pastiche of the pulps that will appeal to the adult audience as well as the young adult readers. It is an over the top at times, rip-roaring adventure that returns us to the days of yesteryear and leaves us wanting more.”               —The Baryon Review



Black Dog Books
After a long and productive winter, BDB has set the lineup for its new releases.
2012 is shaping up to be our most exciting and abundant year to date, with a variety of new titles across several genres.
We hope you'll find something to your liking.

Our first batch of Spring 2012 offerings, as listed below, are now available for purchase.
Take note: Copies of actual books are not yet in hand, but will be shipping to customers by May 1st.

Black Dog Books Goes Digital!
Black Dog Books has begun issuing its back catalogue in ebook form.
We will be releasing several titles per week over the coming months until all our titles are available in the manner.

Links may be found at the bottom of a titles? listing page (under the ADD TO CART button) on the BDB website to the Amazon delivery platform for downloading. If a link is not listed, a title has not yet been converted into ebook form. Be patient and check back often.

Black Dog Books Trade Show Appearances
Black Dog Books will be appearing at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention in the greater Chicago area,
April 27-29 taking place at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, 888-627-9031. If you are in the area, please come by and say hello.

Thank you for your patronage. And remember, please order direct whenever possible.
Your direct orders and support do make a significant difference to independent press operations.


Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Best of Adventure Volume 2—1913-1914
Selected and with an introduction by Doug Ellis

Assembled from years three and four of its history, this collection brings together 20 of the best tales that appeared in Adventure, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Rafael Sabatini, Edgar Wallace, H.D. Couzens, J. Allan Dunn, George Washington Ogden, Stephen Chalmers and others.
 
The stories, include authors both familiar and forgotten to today's readers, represent historical and modern-set fiction (modern as in circa 1914) in all corners of the globe.

Included are:
"Orders Gray" by Marion Polk Angellotti [Medieval Italy]
"The Black Violin" by Nevil G. Henshaw [New Orleans]
"The Capture of Lone Bill" by Hapsburg Liebe [Western]
"Paid" by W. Townend [Afghanistan]
"The Shanghaied Policeman" by S.B.H. Hurst [New York]
"In a Righteous Cause" by Talbot Mundy [India]
"Messire Richard" by Warwick Deeping [Medieval England]
"The Word of Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini [Renaissance Italy]
"The Getting of Boh Na-Ghee" by Gordon McCreagh [Burma]
"Clearing a Snarl" by Frederick William Wallace [North Atlantic fishing]
"Down the River" by G.W. Ogden [Colonial Mississippi]
"The Impulsiveness of Black Douglas" by Stephen Chalmers [Northwest Mounties]
"The Chang-Hwa Pearl" by H.D. Couzens [China; South Seas; Hawaii]
"Queen of the Species" by Prince Sarath Ghosh [India]
"The Taking of Peter Pan" by George Brydges Rodney [Mexico; humorous]
"The Sea-Wife's Challenge" by Henry Oyen [Brooklyn; North Atlantic; some fantasy elements]
"A Maker of Wars" by Edgar Wallace [Africa; humorous]
"Safe or Out?" by Hugh S. Fullerton [Ohio; baseball; humorous]
"The Greenstone Mask" by Allan Dunn [South Seas]




Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Threat of the Robot by David H. Keller, M.D.

Travel to nine dystopian tomorrows, where current trends threaten the very existence of mankind.
  • A time when robots threaten to throw millions of workers into unemployment
  • A world where everyone lives 24 hours a day in individual automobiles
  • A program that selectively breeds office workers for maximum efficiency
  • An academic rivalry between two universities that ends in mass murder
  • A city so crowded that people make their homes in never-landing airplanes
  • A more totalitarian society than 1984 and Brave New World
The Threat of the Robot marks the first new collection of works by Keller in over thirty years, and includes many uncollected works.

With an introduction by Gene Christie.

Author: David H. Keller, M.D.
Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-28-4
Price: Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Leopard Couch by Sax Rohmer
  • The leopard couch of eternal memories . . .
  • The severed hand of a desert sheikh—and its frightful vengeance . . .
  • An old hag damned to misery, until she can acquire a thousand kisses . . .
  • The mysterious black cat that knew too much . . .
  • The vampiric young nobleman who terrorized London . . .
  • A Christmas house party—with Satan himself as a guest?
These and more thrilling adventures by the incomparable Sax Rohmer await the reader in The Leopard Couch and Other Stories of the Fantastic and Supernatural—including four stories never previously published in the United States!

Included are:
The Leopard Couch
A House Possessed
The Haunted Temple
The Red Eye of Vishnu
The Hand of the White Sheikh
The Cardinal's Stair
The Tragedies in the Greek Room
The Valley of the Just
The Curse of a Thousand Kisses
Red Mist
In the Valley of the Sorceress
That Black Cat
The Curse of the House of Dhoon
With an introduction by F. Paul Wilson.
Selected and with editorial notes by Gene Christie.

ISBN: 978 -1-884449-23-9
Price: Trade paperback / 204 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!


Thomas Sigismund Stribling (1881-1965) penned many short works for the periodicals of his day—adventure, satirical, boys adventure, detective and science fiction—which appeared in Everybody's, The Century Magazine, Holland's Magazine, Youth's Companion, American Boy and Adventure. For the later, he is well remembered as the author of a series of detective stories featuring psychologist sleuth Doctor Poggioli.

Ripped from the pages of Adventure are two unreprinted short novels of science fiction, "Web of the Sun" and "The Green Splotches."

But the short story form could not corral the ambitious T.S. Stribling who would win the 1933 Pulizer Prize for the Novel for his work, "The Store."

Cover art by Tom Roberts

With an introduction by Richard A. Moore.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-22-2
Price: $19.95 / Trade paperback / 198 pages




Black Dog Books - Now available!


With the backing and resources of the F.B.I. Special Agent James " Duke" Ashby relentlessly battle crime on the front lines!

Included are:
Author's Preface
All in the Cards
Scarlet Hands
Turn On the Heat
Real Smithfield Ham

Two-gun Pawlon
Salome Comes Through
Double Exposure
Jailbait
Satan's Gunsmith
Guiltless Murder
Robbery of Convenience
Blind Date


With an introduction by Paul Bishop, author of the Fay Croker series and 2-time LAPD Detective of the Year.
Cover art by Emery Clarke. First time in book form.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-27-7
Price: Trade paperback / 192 pages / Price: $19.95 US


Robert R. Mill (1894-1942), newspaper man and court reporter, made a name for himself covering headline-grabbing events such as the Snyder-Gray trail and the Lindbergh kidnapping case. He counted among his friends J. Edgar Hoover and Major John Warner, Superintendant of the New York State Police and interacted with underworld figures Dutch Schultz, "Legs" Diamond, Steve Pawlon and other nefarious characters of the day. Mill died during World War II following a U-Boat scouting expedition.
 

Black Dog Books - Now available!

Empire of the Devil by Frederick L. Nebel

From a master crime-detective fiction writer, author of the Captain Steve MacBride & nosey newshound Kennedy series, as well as the Tough Dick Donahue series for Black Mask, and the Dime Detective Jack Cardigan series, comes this first collection of Frederick Nebel's tales of exotic adventure.

Stories include:
Seas of Chance (short novel)
The Crimson Diamond (novelette)
Doom Drums
Empire of the Devil (novelette)
Hell's Back Door (novelette)
Pound For Pound
Wolves of Dismay (novelette)
Passage to Macassar (short novel)

Plus—
Frederick Nebel: A Brief Biography by Evan Lewis
A Bibliography of Works by Frederick Nebel
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
Cover art by Fred Craft.
Volume 12 in the Black Dog Books Signature Series.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-25-3
Price: Trade paperback / 316 pages / Price: $24.95 US




Black Dog Books
The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines

Coming in July!

The First Hero in Robotic Armor! The recent Hollywood success of armor-clad heroes has shown a public hungry for more. Now discover the true origins of the Robotic Armor hero in The Spider: Satan's Murder Machines. After rescuing his fiancée from the master villain's lair, The Spider learns of his foe's secret weapon - robotic armor! The Spider dons his own robotic armor to battle the sinister fiend's steel-clad criminal army!

In July 2012 Black Dog Books will release the trade paperback edition of The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines, the feature novel published in the December 1939 issue of The Spider magazine.

Written by Norvell W. Page, with striking interior illustrations by John Fleming Gould, and a cover by William Paquet, the book will retail for $14.99.


THE SPIDER: SATAN'S MURDER MACHINES is solicited in the
May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121493. 




Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw – Part Three by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw was originally serialized in five installments in Lippincott’s from February through June 1915. The serial was subsequently published in book form later that same year by Methuen Press in the UK and McBride & Nast in the US. The novel chooses to divide the story into four sections. This week, we examine the third part.

The rest is at the links below.
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 175:  Coming Attractions  - New!
Art and Ric cover the Coming Attractions for Friday, April 13, 2012.

Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin"
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World
Episode 172: Bobby Nash's Deadly Games
Episode 171:  Mark Eidemiller
Episode 170:  John Carter & The Lone Ranger
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .
THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 3 TP
Coming in September!

Doug Moench (Writer), Marc Silvestri (Pencils), Ron Frenz (Pencils), Alan Kupperberg (Pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), George Roussos (Colors), and John Buscema (Cover)

“Kings are ever plagued by enemies.” The words of the Aquilonian ruler Conan are never more true than when a dark cabal of sorcerers threaten the throne and the lives of the royal family. But even against horrors from beneath the earth, murderous demons from beyond the grave, or ancient baleful gods summoned from dark dimensions, courage, love, and a good sword are formidable proof against evil when wielded by the mighty hand of the barbarian king!


Full Color, 7" x 10", 208 pages, $18.99, On sale September 12

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 3 is solicited in the
May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY120033. 


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 - Coming in July!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and James Harren pull out all the stops in the blowout conclusion to “The Argos Deception”!
With Conan loose in Messantia, pirate queen Bêlit and her crew hit the city hard. Messantia’s soldiers think they’re dealing with a simple barbarian, but they’ve just stepped into Bêlit’s trap!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50,
On sale July 11

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY120034. 



Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: Sleepers East by Frederick Nebel - New!
Art Gallery: Mystery, Adventure & the Wild West in ARGOSY - New!
Forgotten Stories: Race Williams returns in "The Super-Devil" (and it's FREE)
Forgotten Stories: "The Pool of Piranhas," a Spicy Adventure by Robert Leslie Bellem
Forgotten Stories: A FREE Race Williams adventure by Carroll John Daly
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009)


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #4
Coming in July!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Alé Garza, Sean Chen (1-in-10)

The harrowing horror epic's explosive conclusion! The princess has seen her crew and best friends killed and eaten by the white apes that infest a dead Martian city. She's run, hidden and tried to fight the apes. Now she's out of options - with Carthoris and a ship full of children about to arrive. Who will survive to learn the secret behind the legendary Face of Mars?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #4 is solicited in the
May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121073.     



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The North Woods Mystery" from the February 15, 1936 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Powdersmoke Insurance" by Lee Bond from TEXAS RANGERS, April, 1949
Featuring: Long Sam Littlejohn
A rider of the owlhoot puts up a valiant battle against suspicion and treachery.
"Cheesecake and Willie" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, November, 1949
Featuring: Willie Klump
Private Eye Klump is no Napoleon, but when he gives the wrong answer on April First he soon meets his Waterloo!


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #9 - Coming in July!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Daniel Indro
Covers: Alex Ross

Ming has been defeated! Long live Flash Gordon! Following the daring assault on Mingo City, peace reigns across the kingdoms of Mongo... or does it? The dethroned Emperor's reach is long, old enmities still smolder between rival Kings, and Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, and Dr. Hans Zarkov discover just how alien a world Mongo really is.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #9 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121085.



Girasol Collectables
THE SPIDER, MASTER OF MEN #23
Now available!

This trade paperback reprints two action packed 1940s adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider. The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations. Color covers. This issue contains ‘The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon’ (#95 August 1941) and ‘The Spider and the Death Piper’ (#104 May 1942).

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95


GIRASOL PULP DOUBLES: THE SPIDER VOLUME 24
Coming in July!

This 128-page trade paperback reprints two action packed 1930s and '40s adventures of the pulp-era hero The Spider. The stories are complete including the original pulp black and white illustrations. Color covers. This issue contains "Laboratory of the Damned" (#34 July 1936) and "Hell's Sales Manager" (#77 February 1940).

Softcover, 128 pages, B&W    $14.95

PULP DOUBLES: THE SPIDER VOLUME 24 is solicited in the
May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121491.



GREEN HORNET #24 - Arriving in comic shops April 25!
Writer: Ande Parks;  Penciller/Inker: Igor Vitorino
Covers: Brian Denham (1/3), Phil Hester (1/3), and Jonathan Lau (1/3)

Green Hornet's perception as a villain in Century City has been kicked up a notch, as someone disguised as the Hornet has assassinated the city's Mayor. A pair of new villains finalize their plans to seize power, and a fearful public demands blood, with Green Hornet and Kato as the prime targets. Britt Reid has to find a way to clear his alter ego's name while maintaining both his secret identity and his fearful reputation amongst the gangs of Century City. Green Hornet is now Public Enemy #1... with a bullet.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






GREEN HORNET #30 - Coming in July!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Ronan Cliquet
Covers: Stephen Sadowski (50%), Phil Hester (50%)

A new villain has arrived in Century City. Gravilov is a high-tech arms dealer, bent on using Green Hornet's city as a base from which to ship death worldwide. As Green Hornet and Kato try to stop Gravilov, the fight becomes very personal. Old enemies must become new allies, to save the lives of those dear to Kato.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GREEN HORNET #30 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121065.  



Hermes Press
MICKEY SPILLANE'S FROM THE FILES OF MIKE HAMMER:
THE COMPLETE DAILIES AND SUNDAYS HC

Coming in September!

(Writer) Max Allan Collins & Various (Art) Ed Robbins
America's best-known hard boiled detective, Mike Hammer, returns with Hermes Press' complete archival reprint of the entire continuity, From the Files of… Mike Hammer! Reprinting all of the dailies and Sunday strips, this book will be the final word on this pop culture icon. The strip ran for only one year, 1953-1954, but what a year it was! The strip is pure Mickey Spillane and was crafted under his watchful eye with art by Ed Robbins. The feature has everything fans of Mike Hammer would expect: Mike, Velda, good girls, bad girls, gun-play and lots of action. Accompanying the strips are two in-depth essays by noted mystery writer and Mickey Spillane friend and expert Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition).
Hardcover, 9x12, 192 pages,   $49.99


MICKEY SPILLANE'S FROM THE FILES OF MIKE HAMMER is solicited in the
May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121178.      



JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #5 (OF 5) - Coming in July!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

After years of separation, John and his long lost love Dejah Thoris are finally reunited!
But is it truly a happily-ever-after?
Issus revealed! What does the dreaded goddess have in store for John Carter?
It’s the final showdown between gods and men!
The series fans and critics are raving about comes to a thrilling conclusion!



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #5 is solicited in the
May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY120677.   


KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #4
Arriving in comic shops April 25!
Written by Tim Truman, art by Tomas Giorello, colored by Jose Villarrubia, cover by Andrew Robinson.

The Rebel Four spring their trap on King Conan, sending assassins to slay the barbarian monarch in his sleep! After waking from a strange vision, Conan has his back up against a wall and his enemies in front of him -- right where he wants them. If these traitors want his crown, they'll have to take it! But even if Conan survives the assassination attempt, the evil wizard Thoth-Amon is back at full power and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike and take the throne for himself!

32 pages, $3.50







THE LONE RANGER #7 - Coming in July!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

It's new territory and a new arc for the Lone Ranger. With Tonto gravely wounded, the Ranger seeks help from a Ute Indian Shaman. As the Ute decide whether to offer help or simply kill Lone Ranger on the spot, we begin to learn the secrets of Tonto's past. How did Tonto come to be the brave without a tribe who discovered John Reid after the Cavendish gang's ambush? All will be revealed in the Native Ground arc. Part one of six.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER #7 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121052.




THE LONE RANGER: SNAKE OF IRON #1 - Coming in July!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Esteve Polls
Cover: 
Dennis Calero

The Ranger and Tonto are in the crossfire as a bloody Kiowa uprising draws these western legends onto the warpath. The Spirit Horse has returned to the plains and calling the tribes to battle. Is this a ghostly apparition or something else? If the Lone Ranger cannot solve the mystery then the land north of the Brazos will run red with blood!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER  is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121050.




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #8 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%)

Tarzan and the notorious crime boss Robert Canler are heading for an epic showdown on the mean streets of Baltimore. Canler is hell-bent on destroying the ape-man - he'll stop at nothing, not even threatening Jane Porter, the woman Tarzan loves. But Jane isn't exactly a helpless damsel in distress. The thrilling conclusion to "The Concrete Jungle" awaits you in Lord of the Jungle #8!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #8 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121081.   


MARS ATTACKS #2- Coming in July!
John Layman (writer) • John McCrea (art) • Wally Wood & Bob Powell & Norman Saunders x55 (cover)

The invasion has begun! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are here!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

MARS ATTACKS! #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY120403.  


MARS ATTACKS: SHIP ORNAMENT - Coming in November!
A Gentle Giant Release! Nothing quite says “Happy Holidays” like an alien invasion! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Mars Attacks trading cards from Topps, Gentle Giant brings fans the Mars Attacks Ship Ornament! Cast in high quality polystone and featuring a clear dome to reveal the highly detailed and fiendish alien invader within, this unique keepsake is the perfect way for any classic sci-fi fan to deck the halls!

NOTE: Available only in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories.
$49.00


MARS ATTACKS! SHIP ORNAMENT is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY122095.  

Memorable Entertainment Network - Coming Sunday, April 22!

Memorable Entertainment Network is airing Robert E. Howard's PIGEONS FROM HELL from the Boris Karloff  THRILLER series this Sunday night.


MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #1
Arriving in comic shops April 25!

(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Ron Adrian (Cover) Alex Ross

Visit scenic Mongo before Ming's rise to power! In this prequel to the critically acclaimed and best-selling FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEST, Prince Ming begins his rise to dominion over the entirety of Mongo! But who (or what) was Ming before he was 'Merciless'? Find out here as the origin of one of science fiction's preeminent villains is presented in all its diabolical details!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


 


MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #4 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Ron Adrian (Cover) Alex Ross

To cement his claim of power, Ming the Merciless launches a strategic war that shows once and for all that there is but one superpower on Mongo! But as Ming turns his attentions to new worlds to conquer, a betrayal within his own court might topple all of Ming's carefully wrought plans! And what does a strange signal from a distant planet mean to the future of Mongo?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121086.   


Moonstone Books: HONEY WEST #7 - Coming in August!
Story: Trina Robbins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors:  James Brown
Covers: Marat Mychaels (Marat cover = 75%, color photo = 15%, b/w Photo cover = 10%, )

Part 2 of 2: MURDER, FORSOOTH -Honey goes undercover in a corset and pushup bra at a Medieval Faire, to find out who’s threatening to kill the May Queen. And when those beauty queens go at it tooth and nail, battling for a prize that could lead to stardom, and when that contest might very well be fixed, woe betide the girl who wins, because her jealous rivals might make sure that it’s adios!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



Moonstone Books: PHASES OF THE MOON - Coming in August!
Story: Paul D. Storrie, CJ Henderson, Earl Mac Rauch
Art: Nathan Stockman, Glen Fernandez
Cover: Andy Black

The only occasion this crazy time-travelling serial killer saga will appear all together in color!
What started with The Spider, Domino Lady, Honey West, Kolchak and others…ends here!
*Plus the unseen final chapter starring SHEENA!
*Plus a recently uncovered BUCKAROO BANZAI part of this tale!
*Plus a never before seen epilogue starring KOLCHAK, as years later he uncovers the even more startling truth behind the lies!


78 pages, $29.99





Mystery*File - Now online!
A 1001 MIDNIGHTS Review: PAUL CAIN – Fast One - New!
Reviewed by Walker Martin: PAUL CAIN – The Complete Slayers
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1
Movie Commentary by Walker Martin: JOHN CARTER (2012)
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:Is Completism Fatal? by Walker Martin
Pulp Writer VICTOR MAXWELL, Part 2, by Terry Sanford

Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
The Black Dahlia by Philip Ketchum
Death Goes To The Post (A Michael Shayne Mystery) by Brett Halliday
Diamonds Across the Atlantic [Illustrated] (F.B.I. Ace Dan Fowler) by Edward Churchill
Escape From Alcatraz [Illustrated] (F.B.I. Ace Dan Fowler) by Edward Churchill
Ghost Town Demons: 4 Western Pulp Short Stories [Illustrated] by Raymond S. Spears
The Sinister Dr. Wong [Illustrated] by Robert Wallace
The Blue Sweetheart [Illustrated] by David Goodis
Cloud War: 4 Air-War Pulp Yarns [Illustrated] by David Goodis
The Gay Falcon [Illustrated] by Michael Arlen
Limehouse (Collier's The Short Short Story) by Sax Rohmer
Cold Blood [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
Footwork [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
The Fourth Messenger (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
No Witnesses [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
Scorned Woman [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
Seven of Spades [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
The Feast of Kali [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
The Room of Death [Deluxe Edition] [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
Steamboat Man [Illustrated] by Hugh Wiley
Bride of the Ape - Great Minds Run [Illustrated] by Harold Ward
The Rolling Stone - Stolen Waters (Lee Winters) by Lon Williams


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
TIM BYRD: DOC WILDE - New!  
Tommy Hancock hosts solo once more and is joined by New Pulp Author Tim Byrd.  A veteran of being published by one of the big names, Tim talks about his book "Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom', why he's now excited about self publishing, plans for the characters and series, how awesome Kickstarter is, and more!  The Frogs of Doom invade the podcast as Tim Byrd Gets PULPED!



QUEEN SONJA #33 - Coming in July!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Milton Estevam
Cover:  Lucio Parrillo

Atlantis Ressurected!  Even as 5 armies converge on Emora, Thulsa Doom returns, and brings the Atlantean Empire with him.  Sonja must prove her innocence for the string of royal assassinations that occured during her tournament, and try to bring the armies of the region together to repell the advancing Atlanteans.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


QUEEN SONJA #33 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121090.  




Radio Archives
Now available!
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #8:
The Spider "Wings of the Black Death"
 
A scourge not seen since the Middle Ages descends on America's largest city, wielded by a criminal mastermind who threatens to wipe out New York ... and reveal The Spider's true identity in the process!
 
"Wings of the Black Death", Norvell W. Page's inaugural novel as author of The Spider, is now available in a deluxe audiobook from RadioArchives.com!
 
Following on the success of RadioArchives.com first Spider audiobook, "Prince of the Red Looters", this new audio adventure pits Richard Wentworth, alias The Spider, against the first of a long line of evil malefactors devised by Page that would inhabit the webbed crusader's life for the next ten years
.

The Spider Battles a Vicious Foe
In "Wings of the Black Death", Manhattan is under siege from a new brand of terrorist – a human monster who calls himself the Black Death. Unless the city fathers pay a monumental ransom, New York will become a city of unspeakable destruction.
 
As Will Murray says in his introduction, "With his first white-heat story, Norvell W. Page remade Richard Wentworth into a messianic avenger unlike anything pulp readers ever read before. Driven, deadly, The Spider was a daredevil caught between the law that branded him as a criminal and the underworld he terrorized with his metallic laugh and searing lead."
 
Dynamic Narration and Production
Produced by Roger Rittner, with full period music score and extensive sound effects, "Wings of the Black Death", like its predecessor, is narrated by Nick Santa Maria, with Robin Riker as Nita Van Sloan.
 
"Listeners who enjoyed 'Prince of the Red Looters' will delight in Nick's dynamic narration," Roger says, "as well as an extended and enhanced role for Robin as Nita battles the malevolent Black Death on her own. Will Wentworth come to the rescue? (Do you have to ask?)"
 
For just a taste of the excitement, CLICK HERE to listen to a preview.
 
"Wings of the Black Death" is available now at just $19.98 in a deluxe six Audio CD set.



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

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits 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.


These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and feature the original full color cover. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s.

The Spider #6: Citadel of Hell
What manner of men were these who burned their victims alive — and in public! With flaming pyres adding their nightly terror to a city already tasting the grim pangs of slow starvation, the Spider, revealed at last, is forced to disappear! Can Richard Wentworth, unmasked and in hiding, successfully combat the Flame Men? Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #30 Green Globes of Death
Richard Wentworth — who, as the swift-killing Spider, is the scourge of the Underworld — thought the Fly was dead. But once more that most formidable enemy had arisen, pillaging, slaying wantonly, armed with a ghastly new weapon, the Green Globes of Death! Ruthless and astute, heading a gigantic criminal syndicate, the Fly was butchering innocent persons only, it seemed, to see their red blood flow. It was with flagging hope and heavy heart that the Spider took up his newest battle with the preying jackals of crime! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits 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.

As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle; and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 
New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
 
With the addition of The Spider eBooks, The Pulp Book Store is quickly becoming the best place to find everything Spider. From audio books by Radio Archives to exquisite Pulp reprints and replicas from Girasol Collectables and new tales of the Spider from Moonstone Books, The Master of Men is alive and well in The Pulp Book Store!
 
Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!


Radio Archives
1 cent Spider eBook!

 For a limited time you can now download
an exciting original Spider adventure for just one thin penny!


Part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, The Spider #11, Prince of the Red Looters first saw print in 1934 and features his momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers. Their motto? Why "KILL THE SPIDER!" of course.
 
For those who have been unsure about digging into the wonderful world of pulps this is a perfect opportunity to give one of these fantastic yarns a real test run. With a full introduction to the Spider written by famed pulp historian and author Will Murray, The Spider #11 was written by one of pulp's most respected authors, Norvell W. Page. Writing as Grant Stockbridge, Page's stories included some of the most bizarre and fun takes on heroes and crime fighting in the history of escapist fiction.

Even today Page's scenarios and his edge-of-the-seat writing style are still thrilling both new and old fans everywhere. For those who have never read one of these rollercoaster adventures, you are in for a thrill. If you already know how much fun a classic pulp is, make sure you download this bargain.
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your Spider novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new. Use the PDF version when reading on your PC or Mac computer. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, Sony eReader or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want.



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

Operator 5 #5 Cavern of the Damned
Secretly, behind closed doors and guarded portals, the mysterious Black Power of Zaava spread its hidden terror throughout America. What evil force was behind the destruction of churches; the wholesale disappearance of entire congregations? What sinister spell had fallen upon American men and women to make them hurl themselves into white-hot flaming furnaces? A trap worse than death is laid for Operator 5 when, in a final effort to combat this monstrous hidden power, he makes his way alone into the Cavern of the Damned! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of Operator #5 eBooks.


Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.

Captain Future #3 Captain Future's Challenge

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

Captain Future #4 The Triumph of Captain Future

Racing to the Ringed Planet in Answer to Earth’s Clarion Call, the Wizard of Science Seeks a Forbidden Elixir of Life — and Finds the City of Eternal Youth!
 


When you purchase these beautifully reformatted eBooks from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!



RED SONJA #71 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Eric Trautmann (Art) Edgar Salazar (Cover) Walter Geovani

First issue in a new story-arc!  Red Sonja is back on the mainland.  But with her clapped in irons and tossed into the Hyborian equivalent of a lunatic asylum, things could be going better for our hero!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


RED SONJA #71 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121089.  






Sequential Pulp Comics
ATHENA VOLTAIRE FLIES TO
SEQUENTIAL PULP ON A DARK HORSE
Globetrotting aviatrix Athena Voltaire battles Nazis, occult science, and mythical creatures against the backdrop of the pulp era. And now she’s coming in for a landing with Sequential Pulp Comics.

Co-publishers Sequential Pulp Comics and Dark Horse Comics are pleased to announce their publishing plans for writer/artist Steve Bryant’s 1930s heroine.

“Steve and I share a common love for all things pulp and for telling great stories. His character, Athena Voltaire, could not be a better fit for our line of graphic novels,” said Sequential Pulp president Michael Hudson. “These stories will have a beginning, a middle, and a true end to them, giving the reader a complete and fulfilling experience. The art and the writing are masterful. I can’t wait to see how Steve and his team develop this wonderful property as we move ahead.”

"I can't think of a better home for Athena Voltaire than the Sequential Pulp imprint. Their commitment to adapting genre classics and creating new pulp icons is second to none," said Bryant. "To be published through Dark Horse is the cherry on top. Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Buffy, Battlepug—they put out some of the best comics on the stands today. I’m flattered and humbled to see my book added to such a prestigious line!"


Athena Voltaire launched as a part of the Modern Tales family of webcomics in 2002 and was nominated for a Best Digital Comic Eisner Award in 2005. The feature was also included in St. Martin's The Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga (2004 edition).

In addition to covering representational rights, the exclusive print and digital publishing agreement calls for an Omnibus edition containing remastered versions of the previously published Athena Voltaire material followed by new adventures, including two graphic novels and an illustrated prose anthology.

With titles scheduled into 2015 and beyond, Athena Voltaire is sure to continue to please her existing fan base as well as those who will be coming aboard through this relaunch. Anyone who enjoys pulp, classic adventure stories, classic and modern comics will fall in love with this heroine who is unlike any other in comics today.








Coming soon!
AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Welcome to Pellucidar -- by artist Jamie Chase for the new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase

THE ETERNAL SAVAGE
A tantalizing inked page (color to come!) by artist Steven E Gordon for the graphic novel THE ETERNAL SAVAGE. Written by Martin Powell and based on the romantic adventure by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Authorized by ERB, Inc. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Steven E Gordon



THE SHADOW #4 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Sean Chen (25%)


Exactly who the Shadow might be- or who he once was- is the subject of some grim speculation by Taro Kondo and Buffalo Wong, but the answer may be closer than either suspects. Meanwhile, Cranston and Margo come face to face with the full horror of the Japanese occupation... and on the River Yangtze, a deadly ambush awaits the unwary.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SHADOW #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121021.   


THE SPIDER #3 - Coming in July!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by John Cassaday,
Francesco Francavilla, Ron Lesser (1-in-10)

Lines have been drawn and sides have been chosen, and now the battle begins in earnest.  As Anput continues her assault against New York, turning innocent citizens into zombies, the Spider desperately searches for the means to stop her.  The truth, however, may lead to the Spider's own past.  The stakes will rise beyond belief as the 21st century rebirth of the Spider deals out mayhem and destruction of the most pulptastic kind.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





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

William F. Heitman (ca. 1879-1945) - New!
Isa-Belle Manzer (1872 or 1873-1944) - New!
Dorothy McIlwraith (1891-1976)-Part 2 - New!
Dorothy McIlwraith (1891-1976)-Part 1 - New!
Biography and "The Call of Cthulhu"-Part 5
Donald E. Keyhoe (1897-1988)
Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Part 3
Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Part 2
Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction: Part 1-Beginnings and Endings


Uchronic Press
Now available!


The Uchronic Press is proud to announce that our best selling title, "Uchronic Tales: The Zeppelin," is now available in paperback for the low price of $4.99!

In other news, "Uchronic Tales: The Horn" ebook will only be available at its 99 cent introductory price until April 28th, so buy it while it's cheap!




Uchronic Press - Coming soon!

Coming Soon from Uchronic Press is a tale of old Hollywood where Clark Tyler teams up with the mysterious Jade Monk as they try to solve a case of a killer ghost. Shown here for the first time is the cover of the upcoming volume "Uchronic Tales: The Studio Specter", featuring the Jade Monk and a Tong thug with art by Mike Fyles.




Vanguard Productions - Coming soon!
Vanguard is working on a NEW Roy Krenkel art book. SYBYLS, SIRENS & SWORDSWOMEN - Drawings of Women by Roy G. Krenkel


WARLORD OF MARS #17
Arriving in comic shops April 25!
Writer: Arvid Nelson; Artist: Edgar Salazar
Covers: Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%), Stephen Sadowski (1-in-15)

John Carter returns to his beloved Helium, only to find it in the clutches of a brutal dictator. His princess, Dejah Thoris, is a prisoner of the evil priests who control the cult of Issus, the false goddess worshipped throughout Mars. John Carter's enemies have branded him a heretic and an outcast, but Carter has his own allies – his son, Carthoris, the great Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas, and his own sword arm! Warlord of Mars #17: Helium Divided is the second-to-last installment of the Gods of Mars story arc. The stage is set for the final confrontation!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





WARLORD OF MARS #22 - Coming in July!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Stefano Martino
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)


John Carter smashed the power of the therns, the evil priests who enslaved Mars for thousands of years with their false religion. But Matai Shang, the Holy Father of their order, has found the perfect way to strike back - Dejah Thoris. Shang has kidnapped Carter's princess and is heading for a remote kingdom that still blindly clings to his discredited faith. Unfortunately for him, John Carter is hot on his trail! Tag along in Warlord of Mars #22: The Jungles of Kaol.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #22 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121066.   


WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 2 TP - Coming in August!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Art) Stephen Sadowski, Edgar Salazar (Cover) Joe Jusko

John Carter disappeared from Mars as mysteriously as he arrived. Days before he did, an unknown assassin murdered the guardian of the Red Planet's life support system. Carter himself is implicated in the horrific crime, and it's up to his princess, Dejah Thoris, to clear his name. That would be tough enough, but someone is trying to kill Dejah, too! With enemies all around her, both seen and unseen, she'll need all the help she can get. A murder mystery of Barsoomian proportions and more in the Warlord of Mars.

A murder mystery of Barsoomian proportions and more in the Warlord of Mars 2 Vol TP!
Collecting issues 10-18 of the series, along with a complete cover gallery!

Softcover, 7x10, 264 pages, Full Color, $24.99


WARLORD OF MARS #22 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121076.   



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #17
Coming in July!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)


Still separated from her people and home following her possession by the Boora Witch, Dejah stumbles upon alien scouts who are part of an advanced invasion force!  She is abducted and taken into space, where alone she must find a way to  stop the menace that threatens her beloved home world.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #17 is solicited in the
May
PREVIEWS (Available April 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY121069.   










13 April 2012

2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 27 - 29, 2012!
PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE - GOOD OLD STUFF!

Being Held At:

THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

For info on the con, please contact:

Doug Ellis
13 Spring Lane
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com


CELEBRATING EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND
 THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TARZAN OF THE APES AND JOHN CARTER‼


We're pleased to announce that in connection with our theme this year
 -- celebrating 100 years of John Carter and Tarzan --
JOHN CARTER will be coming to the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention this year!

We've booked a screen at the AMC Yorktown 17 theater, to show JOHN CARTER exclusively for con goers the evening of Thursday, April 26, at around 10:00 pm. We're still working out some of the logistics with the theater, but we should be giving out free passes to con goers in the con suite that evening, beginning around 7:00 pm, along with the pre-registration packets. To get a pass, you'll need to be pre-registered (since like always, we won't be set up to take new registrations that evening). Passes will be given out on a first come, first served basis, but we've booked a large enough theater that, barring an incredible increase in our usual attendance on Thursday evening, there should be plenty of passes for everyone who wants to attend. It should be great to see the film with an audience full of pulp fans and we'll hope to see you there!  It's a great film -- Deb & Doug are about to go see it for the fourth time this weekend.


Also, one last reminder -- in order to get the convention rate (which is highly discounted from the regular rate) for hotel rooms at our con hotel, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, you need to book your rooms by 5:00 pm central time on April 5, 2010.

Our hotel has extended the time in which you can register for a room at the convention rate --
reservations must now be made with the hotel by 5:00 pm central on April 12, 2012 in order to get the hotel rate.

Photos for the Friday night auction at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
(starting at around 8:00 pm April 27, 2012) will be added soon to our website and facebook page,
but for now, here's a link to the catalog of all 200 lots (around 1800 pulps).

MEMBERSHIPS:  Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only (but see the HOTEL section for details on how to get a $10 refund on your membership!).  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO:  Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 130 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK:  All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints.  To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2012.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW:  We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the eighth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine.  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS:  We will have 2 auctions, Friday and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST:  Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE: www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE:  Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL:  For our twelfth show, for the fifth year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $109/night, same as the last 2 years (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 5, 2012!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.  Also, since it greatly benefits the convention to have folks stay at the Westin during the show, if you attend the con and stay at the Westin, we will refund you $10 of your membership at the show (limit 2 refunds per hotel room).

PAY BY:  Paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com) or check payable to Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, LLC.
Send checks to:  13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010)

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Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!
The Frank M. Robinson Auction continues with two more auctions this weekend.

Auction #7
Friday Night - Closing begins at 7 pm [Eastern Coast Time]
with 232 lots. Lots close one minute apart.
Auction #8
Saturday Night - Closing begins at 5:00 pm [East Coast Time]
with 221 lots. Lots close one minute apart.
Highlights Include:
ALL-AMERICAN FICTION
WESTERN STORY MAGAZINES
WILD WEST WEEKLY
THRILLING ADVENTURES [especially lot #7074 with a Robert E. Howard story, 'Son of the White Wolf.'
THRILLING DETECTIVE
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES
SECRET AGENT 'X'
SECRET SERVICE STORIES
ALL-AROUND MAGAZINE
ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY [each lot features a complete serial - especially lot #7139 with 'The Further Adventures of Zorro.' - As well as serials by Merritt, Cummings, Burroughs, Giesy and more.]
THE AVENGER
WINGS
FAME AND FORTUNE MAGAZINE
SEA STORIES

Highlights Include:
SEA STORIES
SHORT STORIES
SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE
SKY BIRDS
SKY FIGHTERS
SKY RIDERS
WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE
ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY [featuring 'Chessmen of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the entire serial]
BLACK MASK [01/27 - with Nebel, Daly, Gardner and Whitfield]
TOP-NOTCH
THE WHISPERER
WILD WEST WEEKLY
THE UNDERWORLD [#1]
EXCITEMENT
FORTUNE STORY MAGAZINE
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES
SOUTH SEA STORIES
THE SPIDER


1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....

2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.

Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) All auctions, #7 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.  Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:

Frank M. Robinson Auction #7
April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #8
April 14, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW 80th Anniversary Commemorative 5-pack Collection
In honor of The Shadow's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four Shadow volumes with exclusive new bonus material in a special commemorative set. In eight thrill-packed pulp novels, the Knight of Darkness battles supervillains The Voodoo Master, The Red Blot, Malmordo, The Golden Vulture and The Murder Master, then teams up with the real Lamont Cranston to combat the murderous criminal organization called The Hydra. The Shadow also fights a deadly rematch with one of his earliest foes in The Chinese Disks, and is trapped alone in his sanctum by an invading underworld army in Crime, Insured, one of Walter Gibson's greatest thrillers!
SPECIAL BONUS COLLECTOR'S ITEMS include high-quality reproductions of the rare 1934 and 1937 Shadow giveaway premium photos, and an exclusive reprint of "The Shadow of Wall Street," the legendary 1929 story that foreshadowed the pulp's greatest mystery man. PLUS: a collector's scrapbook of vintage articles, rare photos and collectibles chronicling "The Shadow's Formative Years." This instant collector's item showcases all nine color pulp covers, the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier and historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin, Will Murray and J. Randolph Cox. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-071-7 Softcover, 7x10. 560 pages, B&W, $39.95


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

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

Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde
Now live on Kickstarter - Make a pledge today!
The last day to pledge is April 28!


We're at 123%!  Thank you!
I really appreciate your continued support in getting the word out. Just because we passed our goal doesn't mean we're done. In truth, my hope all along has been that we hit at least 200%, which will be $6,000. That's still only two thousand per book, and will give us a bit more of a comfortable margin in getting plenty of art for each book and setting us up for starting on next year's books.

To celebrate our success, I'm adding an option that all supporters, regardless of pledge level, can take advantage of.
THE DARK AVENGER OPTION
You can now get the fourth Doc Wilde novel as part of your Kickstarter package, at a special rate.
Add $5 to your pledge and you get the ebook; add $13 and you get the ebook and the trade paperback; add $20 and you get both plus a bookplate signed by both Gary and me.

The book will be released in the first half of 2013.
And what is the fourth book? You're hearing it here first... Doc Wilde and The Daughter of Darkness


As a further incentive to keep helping us by blogging, tweeting, talking us up on Facebook, etc., I'm adding a stretch goal for when we reach $6,000 that will benefit all supporters who've pledged at least 5$.

If we raise $6,000, I will write a fifth short adventure and everyone who has pledged $5 or more will get an ebook copy for no extra charge. Supporters at PULP HERO and above will receive a signed trade paperback copy as well. In the event anyone else wants a trade paperback copy, you'll be able to get it for $10 (plus international shipping if needed); supporters at SERIAL CLIFFHANGER and above will have their copies signed to match their existing set.

The “Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde” project is now live on Kickstarter, and people are invited to join us on the adventure.

“In a young adult book market crowded with the depressing and the dour, Tim Byrd’s Doc Wilde swings in on a jungle vine to raise the flag high for adventure. Infused with pace, fun, and all the two-fisted action a reader could ask for, Wilde lovingly riffs on situations straight out of the old pulps, even while making them fresh for a new generation.”       — Zack Stentz, screenwriter, Thor, X-Men: First Class


I'm Tim Byrd. The Doc Wilde stories are my tribute to the pulp stories I loved growing up, and still love today. Like The Incredibles or the Indiana Jones films, they are suitable for kids and adults both,  full of action and humor and weird science and occult menace and lots of derring-do.


The Kickstarter project encompasses three Doc Wilde novels, all to be released by year’s end. The books will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats, and will have gorgeous covers and interior illustrations by the great Aussie comic book artist Gary Chaloner. 

Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom (previously published by Putnam) will reappear in an improved new edition in June, featuring not only the new artwork inside and out by Gary, but my “author’s cut” preferred edit and a new short Doc Wilde adventure.


In August, we’ll release Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull, the long-awaited second book, in which the Wildes face a mind-blowing mystery and a truly bizarre villain.

In November the third adventure will appear, Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf, a dark tale featuring lycanthropes and witchcraft. At least two more Doc Wilde adventures will follow in 2013.

(If you follow the links above you can read excerpts from each of the books).

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a patronage system in which creators present something they’d like to do and supporters can pledge funds to help them do it, in return for rewards varying from thank you's to copies of the items created to interactions of various sorts with the creator. The creator posts his intentions and a target amount of money he is trying to raise; if, within the time the Kickstarter runs, enough money is pledged to hit that target, then the Kickstarter succeeds. If the target amount is not met, the Kickstarter has failed and no money is exchanged.


The target for this project is $3,000, covering all three books. That’s a minimum goal, not a maximum; once it’s reached, the Kickstarter continues and people can still get involved. The funds will go toward art, book design, and editing, as well as paying for the writing. Any extra funds will be applied to producing more books.

I’ve come up with reward levels for pledges ranging from $5 for an ebook copy of one of the novels and the supporter’s name on the book’s acknowledgments page, up to $400 for signed limited editions of the books along with a bunch more cool stuff. There are only three slots available at the highest level, and four at the second highest, because they include exclusive one-of-a-kind rewards, so those are first come, first served.

If you’re looking for adventure…it’s time to GO WILDE!

“It’s a true delight…Tim Byrd has taken Doc Savage, added in a pinch of Robert E. Howard, a liberal dose of H.P. Lovecraft, and mixed it all together in a well done, enchanting pastiche of the pulps that will appeal to the adult audience as well as the young adult readers. It is an over the top at times, rip-roaring adventure that returns us to the days of yesteryear and leaves us wanting more.”               —The Baryon Review



Black Dog Books
The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines

Coming in July!

The First Hero in Robotic Armor! The recent Hollywood success of armor-clad heroes has shown a public hungry for more. Now discover the true origins of the Robotic Armor hero in The Spider: Satan's Murder Machines. After rescuing his fiancée from the master villain's lair, The Spider learns of his foe's secret weapon - robotic armor! The Spider dons his own robotic armor to battle the sinister fiend's steel-clad criminal army!

In July 2012 Black Dog Books will release the trade paperback edition of The Spider: Satan’s Murder Machines, the feature novel published in the December 1939 issue of The Spider magazine.

Written by Norvell W. Page, with striking interior illustrations by John Fleming Gould, and a cover by William Paquet, the book will retail for $14.99.





Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw – Part Two by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw was originally serialized in five installments in Lippincott’s from February through June 1915. The serial was subsequently published in book form later that same year by Methuen Press in the UK and McBride & Nast in the US. The novel chooses to divide the story into four sections. This week, we examine the second part.

The rest is at the links below.

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 174:  Philip Jose Farmer "The Song of Kwasin" - New!
Christopher Carey and Michael Croteau are this week's guests on The Book Cave as they discuss Chris's novel "The Song of Kwasin," that he co-wrote with Phillip Jose' Farmer. Be sure and listen for the Book Cave exclusive from Chris and Michael.

Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World
Episode 172: Bobby Nash's Deadly Games
Episode 171:  Mark Eidemiller
Episode 170:  John Carter & The Lone Ranger
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .
THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 3 TP
Coming in September!

Doug Moench (Writer), Marc Silvestri (Pencils), Ron Frenz (Pencils), Alan Kupperberg (Pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (Inks), Ernie Chan (Inks), George Roussos (Colors), and John Buscema (Cover)

“Kings are ever plagued by enemies.” The words of the Aquilonian ruler Conan are never more true than when a dark cabal of sorcerers threaten the throne and the lives of the royal family. But even against horrors from beneath the earth, murderous demons from beyond the grave, or ancient baleful gods summoned from dark dimensions, courage, love, and a good sword are formidable proof against evil when wielded by the mighty hand of the barbarian king!


Full Color, 7" x 10", 208 pages, $18.99, On sale September 12


Classicon - Saturday, June 9, 2012!
Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established.
There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade.
Items include
:
•Calendars
•Pinups
•Glamour Art magazines
•Original paperback art from the 50s - 60s
•Mystery
•Western
•Romances
•Adventure

•Characters/Heroes
•Science Fiction
•Detective
•Vintage comics
•Petty
•Vargas
•Classics from the 20s - 60s
•Aviation


University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 - Coming in July!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood and James Harren pull out all the stops in the blowout conclusion to “The Argos Deception”!
With Conan loose in Messantia, pirate queen Bêlit and her crew hit the city hard. Messantia’s soldiers think they’re dealing with a simple barbarian, but they’ve just stepped into Bêlit’s trap!



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50,
On sale July 11





Conan: The Adventurer: 'Season 2, Part 2' DVD Set
Arriving in stores April 17!

Shout! Factory has announced that Conan: The Adventurer - Season 2, Part 2 is coming to DVD.
 

Produced by Sunbow, the animation group that brought you Transformers and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Conan The Adventurer follows Conan and his friends on their quest to rescue Conan's family from an evil spell, cast by the Serpent Man wizard Wrath-Amon. These episodes find Conan helping out a mysterious city led by an evil ruler, falling under an evil spell, and learning how to read! Conan The Adventurer originally aired in Saturday morning syndication beginning in 1992 transitioning to a daily airing throughout 1993 in the second season. The comic book line has been in print 40 years!

The 2-disc set runs approximately 300 minutes.
On sale: April 17th, 2012
Cost:  $19.93




DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11
Arriving in comic shops April 18!
Written by Francesco Francavilla, Steve Horton, Carla Speed McNeil, Steve Niles, Evan Dorkin, Tim Seeley, John Arcudi, Andrew Vachss, Neal Adams and Frank Barbiera, art by Francesco Francavilla, Carla Speed McNeil, Evan Dorkin, Neal Adams, Michael Dialynas, Jonathan Case, Victor Drujiniu, Tonci Zonjic, Geof Darrow and Luke Radi, covers by Francesco Francavila, Evan Dorkin and Tonci Zonjic.

The continuing exploits of cunning assassin Amala, Carla Speed McNeil's Finder, Evan Dorkin's House of Fun, and Steve Niles's Criminal Macabre.

This issue is also packed with the exciting premiere of Francesco Francavilla's pulp-noir hero the Black Beetle, the return of John Arcudi's The Creep, and a new story by Andrew Vachss with illustrations by Geof Darrow!

And in an exciting feature by Frank Barbiere and Luke Radl, meet the killers known as the White Suits, who have left their bloody fingerprints throughout modern history. When a young girl encounters one of the Suits during a mob deal gone wrong, she is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever -- or end it!

80 pages, $7.99




Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Stories: Race Williams returns in "The Super-Devil" (and it's FREE) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "The Pool of Piranhas," a Spicy Adventure by Robert Leslie Bellem
Forgotten Stories: A FREE Race Williams adventure by Carroll John Daly
Forgotten Books: The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars
Overlooked Films: Princess of Mars (2009)


Dime Novel Castle
Available Friday April 13, 2012!
Old Sleuth's Triumph; Or, "Piping" the Bronx Mystery

This is issue #3 in the Old Sleuth dime novel series, first published in the Fireside Companion for 26 weeks from February 16, to August 13, 1883.

A bloody handkerchief on the banks of the Bronx river is found.  This leads to other clues: signs of a struggle, bloody fingerprints on a tree, hair ripped from the scalp a head, a crushed diamond ring.  Also a woman is missing.  But whether she is involved or not in these mysterious discoveries is undetermined, but it all looks very suspicious.  Old Sleuth is called out of retirement when everyone else has failed to find a clue.  What seems like an almost impossible task, considering the time that has elapsed before Old Sleuth takes up the case is quickly dismissed as the famous detective doggedly uncovers one clue after another before unraveling the once unfathomable mystery.


Download this Rare Manuscript in Adobe PDF Format for $9.95
Order a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book for $19.95 + $3 S&H



Available now!

Fighting Against Millions; or, The Detective in the Jewel Caves of Kurm - Original Nick Carter Novel #3 by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly over a year after "A  Wall Street Haul" as a serial, in 17 parts,
from September 29, to January 19, 1889.

A Wall Street Haul; Or, A Bold Stroke For A Fortune - Original Nick Carter Novel #2 By John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith's, New York Weekly, for 15 weeks, between March 2 and June 18, 1887.

The Old Detective’s Pupil; Or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square
The First Introduction of the famous Nick Carter, Detective Series.  Created by John Russell Coryell
Published in Street and Smith’s, New York Weekly, for 13 weeks, starting, September 18, 1886.

Reproductions of these Rare Manuscripts are Available for Instant Download after Purchase, in Adobe PDF Format, or as a Print-On-Demand Softcover Book. Adobe PDF eBooks are $9.95.  Print-On-Demand Softcover Books Start at $14.95



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

"Murderer's Error" by Robert Leslie Bellem from DAN TURNERr-HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, April, 1942
Featuring: Dan Turner
When a woman hits the top in Hollywood, she becomes the target for envy, jealousy, hate, and gossip. And that's how it was with Beryl Bannock. When her secretary was killed, Dan realized that her enemies were playing for keeps and that his job of bodyguarding was not going to be all the fun that it promised to be.
"A Flyer in Munitions" by Samuel G. Camp from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, July 20, 1918
Short humor story about the home front in World War I. Charley hears good information about investing in war munitions, and is tempted to invest some himself. 


James Bond - William Boyd to write new James Bond novel!
Ian Fleming Publications has announced that William Boyd will write the next James Bond novel. Boyd's yet untitled novel will take Bond back to the 1960s and will be published in Fall 2013 by Jonathan Cape in the UK and HarperCollins in the U.S and Canada.

Here is the full press release:

William Boyd, the award-winning and bestselling author of Restless and Any Human Heart, is to write the next James Bond novel.


The novel, which is yet to be titled, will be published in the UK and Commonwealth in autumn 2013 by Jonathan Cape – Ian Fleming’s original publisher and an imprint of Vintage Publishing – and simultaneously by HarperCollins Publishers in USA & Canada. Rights were sold in the English language by Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown, on behalf of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

William Boyd is the third author in recent years to be invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write an official Bond novel, following in the footsteps of the American thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, who wrote Carte Blanche in 2011, and Sebastian Faulks, whose Devil May Care was published to mark Ian Fleming’s centenary in 2008.

Boyd is a writer of international acclaim whose 11 novels and short-story collections have been translated into over 30 languages with many of them adapted for film and television. While the details and title of the next 007 adventure naturally remain secret, the author has revealed that next year’s publication will mark a return to 'classic Bond' and will be set in the late 1960s.

Boyd comments: "When the Ian Fleming estate invited me to write the new James Bond novel I accepted at once. For me the prospect appeared incredibly exciting and stimulating – a once-in-a-lifetime challenge. In fact my father introduced me to the James Bond novels in the 1960s and I read them all then – From Russia with Love being my favourite."

Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, comments: "William Boyd is a contemporary English writer whose classic novels combine literary elements with a broad appeal. His thrillers occupy the niche that Ian Fleming would fill were he writing today and with similar style and flair. This alongside his fascination with Fleming himself makes him the perfect choice to take Bond back to his 1960s world."

As well as the publication of the new novel, 2013 is a significant year for Bond, marking 60 years since Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, was published by Cape in 1953. Cape was also the publisher of the first ever official Bond novel following Fleming's death in 1964, when Kingsley Amis took up the mantle writing Colonel Sun as Robert Markham in 1968.

Dan Franklin, Publisher, Jonathan Cape comments: "It is fantastic that Bond is returning to Cape, his birthplace, and even more so that he will do so in the hands of William Boyd. I can’t think of anyone better qualified."


JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #2 (OF 5)
Arriving in comic shops April 18!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

• Finally Back On Mars, John Carter Finds Himself In The Dreaded Valley Of The Dead!
• He’s Escaped From The Clutches Of Beasts And Monsters…But Can He Escape From The Grasp Of The Gods?
• Who Is Cathoris, The Red Martian Who Mysteriously Looks Like John Carter?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea. But Lupoeth finds herself little prepared for the trials ahead, as well as those that follow upon her heels—for the jealous queen who wants her rival banished has appointed a worshiper of the sun god with a criminal past as the expedition’s priest, hoping to undermine the mission and seal its doom.

Now, lost in the deep jungle, Lupoeth must fight to keep her ill-equipped band of followers alive in the face of deadly beasts, savage Neanderthals, and conspiring enemies. Soon she finds the most accursed deity of her people’s faith, exiled from the empire by the Great Goddess Kho Herself, may be her only ally in this wild land. But Sahhindar, the god of Time and bronze, has a mysterious agenda of his own—one that Lupoeth fears might spell doom not only for her expedition, but for the entire world…

This limited edition novella will be signed by the author, Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor with Philip José Farmer of the third novel in the Khokarsa series. The print run will be determined by the number of preorders we receive by June 30, 2012. A very limited number of copies beyond the preorders will be printed.

Cover art and interior illustrations by Mike Hoffman!


*** As an added bonus ***
If you preorder by June 30, your name will appear in the book on a special acknowledgments page.

US $15.00 + shipping
5×8 tpb - pp. tba
Signed Limited Edition
Estimated publication date: Late summer/early fall 2012




Mystery*File - Now online!
Reviewed by Walker Martin: PAUL CAIN – The Complete Slayers - New!
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – The Complete Casebook of Cardigan, Volume 1
Movie Commentary by Walker Martin: JOHN CARTER (2012)
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: My Favorite Magazines, by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:Is Completism Fatal? by Walker Martin
Pulp Writer VICTOR MAXWELL, Part 2, by Terry Sanford

Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Peril Press is again available on Amazon.com as well as on Barnes and Noble.

Space Burial [Illustrated] by Victor Rousseau and Lew Merrill
The Bell From China [Illustrated] (Detective James Lee Wong) by Hugh Wiley
A Favor for the Cop (Collier's The Short Short Story) by Thomas McMorrow
Fresh Fiancés For The Devil's Daughter [Illustrated] by Russell Gray
The Sticker (Collier's The Short Short Story) by Hugh Wiley
The Albatross by William Hope Hodgson
Bat Man [Illustrated] by Victor Rousseau and Lew Merrill
Beautiful-But Dead by Dorothy Dunn
Case of the Exploding Men by Ray Cummings
Guilt-Edged Blonde [Illustrated] (Lew Archer) by Ross MacDonald
Hear Them Whistles Blowing! by Richard B. Sale
Her Black Wings by John D. MacDonald


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
THE RUBY FILES - New!  
Host Tommy Hancock brings on a whole herd of Pulp Cats to talk about Airship 27 Productions' latest original Anthology- THE RUBY FILES! Listen as Ron Fortier, Rob Davis, Bobby Nash, Sean Taylor, William Patrick Maynard, Mark Wheatley, and Andrew Salmon discuss noir, hard boiledness, gumshoes, dames, and more!  Learn about the creation, writing, and art behind this brand new chapter in the history of Private Eye Pulp!
Airship 27
Pulp Ark Part 3
Pulp Ark (Part 2)
Pulp Ark

Pulpville Press - Now available!

At Last: THE LONE RANGER appears here for the first time in full-length fiction form. The Lone Ranger Rides is a rip-roaring yarn of the old west which tells how this national hero first became the Lone Ranger, how he acquired his horse, Silver, and how he first met his faithful Indian, Tonto.

This is a photographic reproduction of the interior of this rare 1941 Putnam book.

263+ pages
6 x 9 inches softcover
$15.00



RED SONJA #65 - Arriving in comic shops April 18!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Art: Walter Geovani; Covers: Walter Geovani (50%), John Watson (50%)
Blood flows on the Stygian sands as Red Sonja — pursued by a family of Stygian assassins — closes in on her prize: an ancient weapon of incalculable destructive power.  But the sorceress Azenathi has schemes of her own, and the She-Devil with a Sword may just be a pawn in a much deadlier game…

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Robert E. Howard
SKULLCRUSHER, SELECTED WEIRD FICTION VOLUME 1
Coming September 30!


SKULLCRUSHER is a two-volume collection of classic weird fiction comprising the very best stories by legendary pulp author Robert E Howard. These stories feature all of Howard's most famous creations - Conan, King Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn - alongside others such as Cormac Mac Art, James Allison, Red Sonya, and Cormac McGeoffrey - in a definitive anthology of sword and sorcery, weird adventure, and occult horror in the vein of H P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.

SKULLCRUSHER Volume One contains: RED SHADOWS * MOON OF SKULLS * WINGS IN THE NIGHT * THE SHADOW KINGDOM * THE MIRRORS OF TUZUN THUNE * KINGS OF THE NIGHT * WORMS OF THE EARTH * SKULLFACE * THE BLACK STONE * BLACK CANAAN * VALLEY OF THE WORM Featuring King Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, James Allison and others in 11 pulsating tales of horror, black magic, obscene rites, bloody carnage, dismemberment and death.


Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1902197399
ISBN-13: 978-1902197395
$16.95



Robert E. Howard Fountation
Adventures in Science Fantasy

Now accepting pre-orders!
The book is expected to ship by the end of April or early May!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE FANTASY, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s sort of science fiction stories. Michael A. Stackpole, author of Conan the Barbarian (the novelization of the recent film) and many other books, writes in his introduction:

Howard’s stories do not adhere to one definition of science fiction, which holds that science must be part of the solution of any problem. In fact, in most of these stories, the application of science is the genesis of the problem, and man’s heroic spirit is the solution.

This volume checks in at 298 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Mark Schultz; introduction by Michael A. Stackpole; and edited by Rob Roehm. The book is expected to ship by the end of April or early May.

Introduction by Mike Stackpole
Almuric
“The Challenge from Beyond”
... “The Gondarian Man”
“The Last Laugh”
“The Last Man”
“The Last White Man”
“The Man Who Went Back”
“People of the Black Coast”
“A Room in London”
“The Supreme Moment”
Untitled synopsis (“Hunwulf, an American . . .”)
“The Valley of the Lost” (1)
“A Twentieth-Century Rip Van Winkle”
“The Iron Terror”


ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE FANTASY is $36 for REHF Members, $40 for non-members plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

Shipping options are:
Domestic via USPS Priority, $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate, $3
Canada via Global Priority, $23
Australia via Global Priority, $33
Europe via Global Priority, $33


To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank.
If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.



ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #2 - Arriving in comic shops April 18!
Written by Paul Dini, Walter Simonson, Tom Taylor, art by John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Colin Wilson, covers by Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens.

The second star-studded issue of Rocketeer Adventures streaks into the skies with three high-flying tales of derring do! We start with a story on a grim battle field and race to save a soldiers life. Next up Is a jealous Cliff keeping an eye on Betty in his own inimitable way. Last is a run-in with a Hollywood icon in danger! Another 25 pages of gorgeous art and stories -- and all for the price of a regular 22 page book!

32 pages, $3.99.






Sequential Pulp Comics
The FIRST Action-Adventure Hero Returns in a new series of Quatermain Adventures from Sequential Pulp Comics!

Allan Quatermain may not be as well known as Tarzan or Indiana Jones, but he adventured his way through lost civilizations long before those two characters’ adventures had been put into writing.

Quatermain first appeared in Sir H. Rider Haggard's 1886 novel, King Solomon's Mines, and he set the standard for generations of adventure heroes. Haggard's second most famous character, the iconic Ayesha followed a year later in the rousing "lost civilization" yarn, She. Both Quatermain and Ayesha proved to be so popular that Haggard wrote one of the earliest versions of a "crossover" with Allan and She. Both characters have proven to be remarkably durable over the decades in both print and film and continue to thrill audiences today.


With a resurgence in pulps and classic adventure at an all time high, Sequential Pulp’s Michael Hudson felt a graphic novel series built around the adventures of Allan Quatermain was due and thus was born the first two books A Quatermain Adventure: King Solomon’s Mines and A Quatermain Adventure: She.  Michael Hudson says, "Our version of King Solomon's Mines is the first in a series of wild  adventures that take Quatermain and his companions all over the world...and even beneath it. The second graphic novel in the series is an adaptation of She, which blends elements from both the original novel and She and Allan.  I’m thrilled to have two creators well versed in adventure comic storytelling in  Mark Ellis and Pablo Marcos on King Solomon’s Mines. The work that has been coming in is stunning!”

When offered scripting reins on the project, veteran action-adventure novelist Mark (James Axler) Ellis saw it as an opportunity to "re-imagine" Quatermain and his milieu.  Ellis says,  "Quatermain is not just the template for all modern adventure heroes, but for the 'Englishman who went native' character archetype.  I thought it would be interesting to examine that a bit in our series.  So Pablo and I decided to present Allan as younger man, more dynamic, with a touch of the savage about him. And that extends to sexy female characters such as Princess Ignosa in King Solomon's Mines."

Quatermain remains popular with movie studios. Such actors as Stewart Granger, Richard Chamberlain and  Sir Sean Connery have portrayed him.  Recently Sonar Entertainment announced a 10 episode TV series entitled Quatermain, expected to go into production on location in Africa later this year. Sequential Pulp’s King Solomon’s Mines will solicit mid 2013 followed by She.




 
Coming soon!

SWORDS OF VENUS
Sergio Cariello's inks on the opening page of the Bruce Jones' scripted SWORDS OF VENUS.

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
An art-in-progress view of the Mahars' Death Arena as visualized by Jamie Chase for our new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase

A prehistoric princess personified, "Dian the Beautiful", by artist Jamie Chase for the new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase



The Shadow #1
Arriving in comic shops April 18!
(Writer) Garth Ennis (Art) Aaron Campbell
(Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Jae Lee (25%),
John Cassaday (25%), Howard Chaykin (25%)

First issue of the ONGOING SERIES!

1938: The Shadow returns in a tale of blazing action and deadly intrigue, as a night of carnage on the New York waterfront plunges the mysterious vigilante into a conspiracy involving the fate of the world itself. As storm clouds gather across the globe, American Military Intelligence meets with a certain Lamont Cranston, determined to beat a host of spies and assassins to the greatest prize of all...
but what that might be, only the Shadow knows.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



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

Biography and "The Call of Cthulhu"-Part 5 - New!
Donald E. Keyhoe (1897-1988) - New!
Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Part 3 - New!
Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction-Part 2 - New!
Authors of the Golden Age of Science Fiction: Part 1-Beginnings and Endings
Wilhelm von Scholz (1874-1969)
Earl Leaston Bell (1895-1972)
N.J. O'Neail (1898-1972)
N.J. O'Neail (1898-?)

Why Do Old Books Smell So Good? - Now online!
E-book sales may be on the rise, but some readers remain faithful to their physical novels. Is it the act of turning a page or the prospect of stumbling upon new stories in bookstore aisles that keeps hardcover readers coming back for more? Most will tell you that e-readers lack the multi-sensory experience of physical books -- the sight, the touch, and yes, the smell.

Like fresh rain or comfort food, sniffing a worn favorite novel is a calming experience.
But why do old books smell so great?


Find out at the link below!

Yellowed Perils - Now online!
Today we introduce a new feature here on Yellowed Perils.
This ongoing feature will showcase a piece of great pulp art, so I’m cleverly calling it Great Pulp Art.

Kicking off is a great meta-cover by Graves Gladney for The Shadow story “The Wasp Returns” (Feb. 1, 1940).
What makes it interesting is the self-referencing magazine stand that The Shadow takes cover behind.
I’m not sure how well protected you would be by the two or three stacked pulps when the bullets fly.






06 April 2012

16th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 10am to 5pm!


Canada's premier pulp event! The show is a small but pulp specific event, with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike. From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

For more information, contact us at:
info@girasolcollectables.com

Girasol Collectables Inc.
3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9
905.820.7572

There are numerous hotels in the Toronto downtown, in various price ranges, and if you are an autoclub member, pick up one of their tourbooks for Toronto, Ontario, and you will find many additional options and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you there.




2012 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 27 - 29, 2012!
PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE - GOOD OLD STUFF!

Being Held At:

THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!

For info on the con, please contact:

Doug Ellis
13 Spring Lane
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com
www.windycitypulpandpaper.com


CELEBRATING EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AND
 THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TARZAN OF THE APES AND JOHN CARTER‼


We're pleased to announce that in connection with our theme this year
 -- celebrating 100 years of John Carter and Tarzan --
JOHN CARTER will be coming to the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention this year!

We've booked a screen at the AMC Yorktown 17 theater, to show JOHN CARTER exclusively for con goers the evening of Thursday, April 26, at around 10:00 pm. We're still working out some of the logistics with the theater, but we should be giving out free passes to con goers in the con suite that evening, beginning around 7:00 pm, along with the pre-registration packets. To get a pass, you'll need to be pre-registered (since like always, we won't be set up to take new registrations that evening). Passes will be given out on a first come, first served basis, but we've booked a large enough theater that, barring an incredible increase in our usual attendance on Thursday evening, there should be plenty of passes for everyone who wants to attend. It should be great to see the film with an audience full of pulp fans and we'll hope to see you there!  It's a great film -- Deb & Doug are about to go see it for the fourth time this weekend.


Also, one last reminder -- in order to get the convention rate (which is highly discounted from the regular rate) for hotel rooms at our con hotel, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, you need to book your rooms by 5:00 pm central time on April 5, 2010.

Our hotel has extended the time in which you can register for a room at the convention rate --
reservations must now be made with the hotel by 5:00 pm central on April 12, 2012 in order to get the hotel rate.

Photos for the Friday night auction at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
(starting at around 8:00 pm April 27, 2012) will be added soon to our website and facebook page,
but for now, here's a link to the catalog of all 200 lots (around 1800 pulps).

MEMBERSHIPS:  Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only (but see the HOTEL section for details on how to get a $10 refund on your membership!).  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).

DEALER INFO:  Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. – the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.  For dealers, tables are 6’ long.  Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs.  Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80.  The dealer room will have around 130 tables.  Each dealer and dealer’s helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK:  All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints.  To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2012.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW:  We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art.  For the eighth year in a row, the art show is sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine.  If you have any art you’d like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us.  The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS:  We will have 2 auctions, Friday and Saturday nights.

PULP FILM FEST:  Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories.  More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con.  The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine.

WEBSITE: www.windycitypulpandpaper.com is the con’s website.  We’ll be posting updates to it periodically up until the time of the con, so please check it for the most recent information.  Also be sure to check out and join our Facebook page!

CON SUITE:  Our con suite will operate from Thursday night (come pick up your badges) until late Saturday night/early Sunday morning – stop by and grab a drink and some munchies, while chatting about our favorite hobby!

HOTEL:  For our twelfth show, for the fifth year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $109/night, same as the last 2 years (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 5, 2012!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.  Also, since it greatly benefits the convention to have folks stay at the Westin during the show, if you attend the con and stay at the Westin, we will refund you $10 of your membership at the show (limit 2 refunds per hotel room).

PAY BY:  Paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com) or check payable to Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, LLC.
Send checks to:  13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010)

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention  Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention - Facebook

2012 Film Release Dates
April 13, 2012
April 20, 2012
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
LOCK-OUT

May 4, 2012
May 11, 2012
May 25, 2012
June 1, 2012
June 8, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 22, 2012
THE AVENGERS
DARK SHADOWS
MEN IN BLACK 3
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
PROMETHEUS
JACK THE GIANT KILLER
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
July 3, 2012
July 20, 2012
August 3, 2012
August 3, 2012
September 21, 2012
September 28, 2012
October 26, 2012
November 2, 2012
November 9, 2012
November 16, 2012
November 21, 2012
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
TOTAL RECALL

DREDD
LOOPER

HALLOWEEN 3
RED DAWN
SKYFALL (JAMES BOND)
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2
GRAVITY

January 13, 2013
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson Auctions!

Greetings from Adventure House.  Auction #1 closed with some firsts for us. 
#1 - the most amount of books ever sold in one evening. 
#2 - the most amount of dollars we've ever sold in one evening. 


With nearly $500,000 taken in, the Frank M. Robinson Auction has really started with a bang.  Not all lots met the reserve, and some lots sold were done so after the auction when we offered the high bidder the option to purchase the lot at Frank's reserve price. Yet a good number of lots sold above estimated value, proving...at least to us that, pulp collecting is still a vibrant, rewarding hobby. 

We've posted the prices realized to the auction site, and updated some of the lots to reflect those lots that the high bidder has agreed to purchase, and there are some lots yet to be determined. We received some reports that people thought the auction went through without selling anything, let me put that rumor to rest.  We did pull down the results for a day, to allow the high bidders to determine if they were going to meet the reserve, and as previously reported, have restored those prices realized. Because runs of magazines have been sold in Auction #1, we've almost completed the process of marking those books as SOLD in the other auctions.  If you have found your bids missing, it's because the item has been sold. 

Frank Robinson has expressed his sincere thanks to all those who have viewed, bid and purchased lots in this first auction.  Although we've removed the ability to bid on those items sold in the first auction, from the last 11 on the docket, there is still a boat-load of incredible stuff to bid on.

Auctions #7 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.

1) You must be registered to bid.  Please either register, or update your registration by going to the website: www.adventurehouse.com and click on the Auction Logo.  Then click on the link for the first Auction and click on the link 'Click Here to Register to Bid.'  This will allow you to either register for the first time, or update your file, and get your bidder number and password....

2) PLEASE READ THIS IF YOU PLAN ON BIDDING! Our auction site is closer to a live auction, than an eBay auction.  For those lots that receive a bid with less than a minute left, will automatically extend that lot for an additional 3 minutes.  Allowing the under-bidder to rebid if so desired. Another example of our auction being closer to a live auction, is that in a live auction, if you yelled out bid price for an item, the auctioneer will accept that....regardless if auctioneer was looking for a lesser amount.  Therefore if you enter a bid higher than what is called for in 'Next Bid Required', the system will accept that. PLEASE READ OVER THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: For those auctions that HAVE NOT met their reserve price, a single field listed as 'Your Bid' is visible, allowing you to place in the 'Next Bid Required' price. A scenario could be as follows:

Next Bid Required states - $100, the reserve is $300 and you place a bid for $500, then the accepted bid will be $500, not $300. 

If the reserve has been met, then a second field will be visible under the 'Your Maximum', and this allows you to place a MAX BID allowing our system to bid for you.  A suggested scenario:

Next Bid Required states - $100, place an initial bid of $100, and continue to place subsequent bids based on the Next Bid Required until you reach the reserve price, or at least as high as you'd like to bid.  If you do reach the reserve, then you may place a MAX BID in the 'Your Maximum' bid field, and our system will bid for you.

Please DO NOT place a MAX BID under the YOUR BID field.  It will accept that as your bid price.  If you have made this mistake, please contact us and I'll fix it for you.

3) Searching for an author, or title?  Need to know which auction a certain book is going to be available in?  Well there are several methods you may go about seeking the answers.  a) You may use the search function built into the auction site.  Enter an author name, or a title, or even just a date into the field marked 'Keywords:', make sure the 'Search In' drop-down box is set to 'ALL.'  You can then refine the search by clicking on the drop-down box next to the Keywords field, and choose from among the choices to limit the number of responses.  When the auction site finds all the answers, it will display the item, which auction it's in, and allow you to click on a link to go to that auction and bid.  b)You can also click on the link at the top of every page listed as 'AUCTION INDEX.'  This PDF will allow you to do a search by title, or date, or even allow you to print out all the items, in alphabetical and publication order.

4) For those lots that DO NOT reach reserve price, the high bidder will receive an offer to purchase the lot at the reserve price, plus the 10% BUYERS PREMIUM.

5) All prices at final gavel price, DOES NOT include the BUYERS PREMIUM.  The Buyers Premium and credit card fee [if the invoice is paid by credit card or Paypal] will be added on at the end of the auction.  The initial invoice will not include the cost of shipping, we will add that once we receive your decision on preferred shipping method.

6) All auctions, #7 through #12 are currently open and accepting bids.  Each of those future auctions will close at the following dates and times:

Frank M. Robinson Auction #7
April 13, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #8
April 14, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #9
May 04, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #10
ENDING ON: May 05, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #11
May 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Frank M. Robinson Auction #12
May 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Eastern

Hope you will find the pulp of your dreams!

Adventure House    Adventures in Collecting by Walker Martin

Age of Aces
Now available!

In Donald E. Keyhoe’s imaginings, the stormy skies of World War I are filled with giant pterodactyls, mystic fireballs and demon aces. But America has it’s own unnatural secret weapon: Captain Philip Strange. A mental marvel from birth, he was so terrifyingly effective that the Allies referred to him as “The Phantom Ace of G-2.” But to the Germans he was “The Brain-Devil,” whose penetrating green eyes were both a legend and a nightmare.

Keyhoe’s Philip Strange stories ran for nine years—from 1931 through 1939—in the pages of Flying Aces magazine. This first volume in our new series contains six exciting tales of terror skies! It also features an introduction by Sid Bradd and is beautifully wrapped up in an exciting new design by Chris Kalb!


Stories include:
“Cocardes of Courage” – Flying Aces, September 1931
“The Drome of Dread” – Flying Aces, November 1931
“The Red Demon” – Flying Aces, July 1932
“Scourge of the Skies” – Flying Aces, November 1932
“Vengeance of V-99” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“The Unholy Horror” – Flying Aces, July 1933
Plus:
“Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain-Devil of G-2″ by Sidney H. Bradd
A Bibliography of all Philip Strange’s Adventures
An exciting book design by Chris Kalb.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 346 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9820950-8-9

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 58: "The Derrick Devil" and "The Spotted Men"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in classic pulp thrillers by Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson."  First, the Man of Bronze is summoned to the Oklahoma oil fields to confront the horrific rampage of "The Derrick Devil." Then, Doc and his aides journey to Lake Erie where a mysterious malady is turning steel workers into "The Spotted Men." This double-novel collector's edition features the classic color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-079-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 60: "Prince of Evil," "Messenger of Death" and "Room 1313"
TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL
The Knight of Darkness combats supercrime in an extra-length volume showcasing tales by each of the pulp wordsmiths who wrote as "Maxwell Grant." First, in a violent thriller by Theodore Tinsley, The Shadow investigates the murderous machinations of the "Prince of Evil," a sadistic fiend who delights in torture and human misery. Then, The Shadow enters a series of diabolical deathtraps disguised as a "Messenger of Death" to retrieve a secret formula in a classic mystery by Walter Gibson. Finally, Lamont Cranston tracks down a hidden serial killer in Bruce Elliott's "Room 1313." This extra-length collector's special showcases the original color covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical articles by Will Murray and Rick Lai. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-078-6 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde
Now live on Kickstarter - Make a pledge today!
The last day to pledge is April 28!


WE DID IT!
In just over a week, we hit and passed the goal!
The Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde Kickstarter is now a success!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support, both through your pledges and your spreading the word about our little venture.
Now to see how much higher the Wildes can go!


The “Astonishing Adventures of Doc Wilde” project is now live on Kickstarter, and people are invited to join us on the adventure.

“In a young adult book market crowded with the depressing and the dour, Tim Byrd’s Doc Wilde swings in on a jungle vine to raise the flag high for adventure. Infused with pace, fun, and all the two-fisted action a reader could ask for, Wilde lovingly riffs on situations straight out of the old pulps, even while making them fresh for a new generation.”       — Zack Stentz, screenwriter, Thor, X-Men: First Class

I'm Tim Byrd. The Doc Wilde stories are my tribute to the pulp stories I loved growing up, and still love today. Like The Incredibles or the Indiana Jones films, they are suitable for kids and adults both,  full of action and humor and weird science and occult menace and lots of derring-do.

The Kickstarter project encompasses three Doc Wilde novels, all to be released by year’s end. The books will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats, and will have gorgeous covers and interior illustrations by the great Aussie comic book artist Gary Chaloner. 

Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom (previously published by Putnam) will reappear in an improved new edition in June, featuring not only the new artwork inside and out by Gary, but my “author’s cut” preferred edit and a new short Doc Wilde adventure.


In August, we’ll release Doc Wilde and The Mad Skull, the long-awaited second book, in which the Wildes face a mind-blowing mystery and a truly bizarre villain.

In November the third adventure will appear, Doc Wilde and The Dance of the Werewolf, a dark tale featuring lycanthropes and witchcraft. At least two more Doc Wilde adventures will follow in 2013.

(If you follow the links above you can read excerpts from each of the books).

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it’s a patronage system in which creators present something they’d like to do and supporters can pledge funds to help them do it, in return for rewards varying from thank you's to copies of the items created to interactions of various sorts with the creator. The creator posts his intentions and a target amount of money he is trying to raise; if, within the time the Kickstarter runs, enough money is pledged to hit that target, then the Kickstarter succeeds. If the target amount is not met, the Kickstarter has failed and no money is exchanged.


The target for this project is $3,000, covering all three books. That’s a minimum goal, not a maximum; once it’s reached, the Kickstarter continues and people can still get involved. The funds will go toward art, book design, and editing, as well as paying for the writing. Any extra funds will be applied to producing more books.

I’ve come up with reward levels for pledges ranging from $5 for an ebook copy of one of the novels and the supporter’s name on the book’s acknowledgments page, up to $400 for signed limited editions of the books along with a bunch more cool stuff. There are only three slots available at the highest level, and four at the second highest, because they include exclusive one-of-a-kind rewards, so those are first come, first served.

If you’re looking for adventure…it’s time to GO WILDE!

“It’s a true delight…Tim Byrd has taken Doc Savage, added in a pinch of Robert E. Howard, a liberal dose of H.P. Lovecraft, and mixed it all together in a well done, enchanting pastiche of the pulps that will appeal to the adult audience as well as the young adult readers. It is an over the top at times, rip-roaring adventure that returns us to the days of yesteryear and leaves us wanting more.”               —The Baryon Review



Audiocomics: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War!
Now available for pre-order!

AudioComics Pulp is proud to announce the first episode in its Pulp Adventures series: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War. Created by Lars Anderson in the pages of Saucy Romantic Adventures and Mystery Adventures, The Domino Lady is the alter-ego of Ellen Patrick, a wealthy UC Berkeley graduate out to avenge the murder of her father, District Attorney Owen Patrick, in the Raymond Chandler-esque Southern California of 1935. While she brandished a .45 and syringe of knockout serum, her greatest weapon was her sexuality, which she would use to disarm her unsuspecting opponents. Routinely stealing from her targets, she donates most of the profits to charity after deducting her cut, leaving a calling card with the words “Compliments of the Domino Lady” behind.

Domino Lady appeared specifically in “spicy pulp” magazines, pulps that typically featured semi-pornographic short stories. Such magazines had smaller print runs (and were as a result a few cents higher in price) and were usually sold “under the counter” upon request. Only a handful of Domino Lady


were published, all of which were collected in Bold Venture Press’ Compliments of the Domino Lady, featuring a cover from the one and only Jim Steranko. Now, for the first time ever in both pulp and audio history, the Domino Lady rides the radio waves as Ellen Patrick’s alter-ego makes her first appearance in 1935 San Diego, investigating the disappearance of an actual one million dollar bill from an International Exposition. Complication: the head of security is her cocky ex-boyfriend…

The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War was recorded on November 19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA and will be released as an Mp3 download the week of April 23, 2012.


Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE DOUBLE LIFE by Charles Asselineau
adapted by Brian Stableford


The Double Life (1858) is a collection of supernatural stories on the theme of dreams, glimpses into life beyond death and other posthumous experiences by Romantic author Charles Asselineau, better remembered today for his friendship with Charles Baudelaire, but also a significant pioneer in the literary development of dream materials.

It includes two remarkable items of supernatural fiction, "The Second Life" and ""The Musician's Hell", which translator Brian Stableford calls "eccentric masterpieces of the genre," as well as the experimental classic, "The Lie" (1846).

 
US$20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 260 pages


 

Black Coat Press
THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard

Trade Paperback Edition - Now available!

Michael Knox is the brash and arrogant assistant of renowned archaeologist Dr. Spiridon Simos. A chance encounter with a beautiful Egyptian woman at Dr. Simos' wedding in Corfu leads the young man on a whirlwind journey to Cairo where he barely survives the terrifying reincarnation of the ancient Pharaoh Khunum-Khufu.

A chain of events quickly unfold that embroils Knox with obsessive British agent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith, and his pursuit of the master criminal, Dr. Fu Manchu. Slowly, the young man begins to piece together the threat posed to the world as Fu Manchu and his seductive, but sadistic daughter Koreani tear the dread secret society, the Si-Fan, apart.

Before Michael Knox can act on the intelligence in his possession, he must first survive death in a myriad of strange guises from a savage gorilla trained to crush a man's spine to the unrelenting pursuit of Margarita, the disarming dwarf assassin who brings terror to the Orient Express, to one thousand poisonous butterflies unleashed at the Munich Conference as Europe teeters on the brink of a Second World War.

As madness sweeps the globe, one hedonistic young man must examine his own life as he realizes the world's future hangs in the balance. The action moves swiftly from Greece to Egypt to Africa to Europe in a breathtaking battle of ideologies as Sax Rohmer's infamous creation seeks to realize THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU...

US$20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 264 pages


Collectors Hardcover Edition - Now available!
Michael Knox is the brash and arrogant assistant of renowned archaeologist Dr. Spiridon Simos. A chance encounter with a beautiful Egyptian woman at Dr. Simos' wedding in Corfu leads the young man on a whirlwind journey to Cairo where he barely survives the terrifying reincarnation of the ancient Pharaoh Khunum-Khufu.

A chain of events quickly unfold that embroils Knox with obsessive British agent, Sir Denis Nayland Smith, and his pursuit of the master criminal, Dr. Fu Manchu. Slowly, the young man begins to piece together the threat posed to the world as Fu Manchu and his seductive, but sadistic daughter Koreani tear the dread secret society, the Si-Fan, apart.

Before Michael Knox can act on the intelligence in his possession, he must first survive death in a myriad of strange guises from a savage gorilla trained to crush a man's spine to the unrelenting pursuit of Margarita, the disarming dwarf assassin who brings terror to the Orient Express, to one thousand poisonous butterflies unleashed at the Munich Conference as Europe teeters on the brink of a Second World War.

As madness sweeps the globe, one hedonistic young man must examine his own life as he realizes the world's future hangs in the balance. The action moves swiftly from Greece to Egypt to Africa to Europe in a breathtaking battle of ideologies as Sax Rohmer's infamous creation seeks to realize THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU...

The hardcover edition features a foreword by the great Will Murray and a back cover illustration by the legendary Mike Vosburg and fifteen b&w interior illustrations by Michael McQuary, plus a bonus epilogue, "Intermezzo" that moves back and forth through the series from Nayland Smith's perspective. Both the hardcover and trade paperback are once again blessed with gorgeous cover art from Christine Clavel.


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the dust jacket scan!

US$39.95 / GBP £28.99
6x9 trade paperback, 212 pages


Black Coat Press

Black Dog Books
WINGS OF WAR by Lt. Scott Morgan
Now available!

Our latest title, Wings of War, collecting the first two novel-length adventures of John Masters, The Lone Eagle, is now available for purchase.  Visit our Wings of War listings page to learn more or order your copy today.

Pilot extraordinaire John Masters was an ace operative of the U.S. Secret Service when war broke out. So it was only natural that when the first squadron of Yank flyers went to France to strafe the Boche, Masters went too, only operating undercover.

Masters became the Lone Eagle of the Skies, displaying an indomitable courage and dynamic driving power to push any secret mission to a successful conclusion; a fighting ace whose dark and inscrutable movements became the scourge of all enemy powers.

Suspected by many, some men feared him, some men hated him. The alluring but deadly female German spy R-47 may have loved him. Masters became that mysterious Nemesis of the Western Front known only as The Lone Eagle!

Author: F.E. Rechnitzer writing as Lt. Scott Morgan
Genre: Adventure/Air War
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-20-8
Price: Trade paperback / 188 pages / Price: $19.95 US


"John Masters blasts his way across the skies in the kind of aerial action that will thrill modern readers as much as it did the pulp readers of the '30s. The Lone Eagle is a hero for the ages!"
Bill Crider, contributing author to the Nick Carter and Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series

"In the 1930s, the Lone Eagle set the bar for realistic action adventure with a tough guy loner able to survive against all comers. John Masters blazed a bullet-strewn path that series heroes of the 1970s and 1980s were hard pressed to follow."
Mel Odom, contributing author to the SuperBolan, Stonyman and Executioner series

"Combat ace John Masters was one of the most realistic air heroes of the pulp era. It's about damn time these bullet-torn tales were reprinted!"
Will Murray, contributing author to the Destroyer series

"Great fun!"
Stephen Mertz, contributing author to the Executioner, Tunnel Rats and Cody's Army series



Black Mask 6:  The Bloody Bokhara Audio Collection - Now available!
Includes:
“Body Snatcher” by Theodore A. Tinsley 
“Murder on the Gayway” by Dwight V. Babcock
“The Key” by Cleve F. Adams
“The Bloody Bokhara” by William Campbell Gault

Available as an audio CD or in a downloadable MP3 format.
Audio CD - $29.95
MP3 format:  $20.97

     
 

Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw – Part One by William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Yellow Claw was originally serialized in five installments in Lippincott’s from February through June 1915. The serial was subsequently published in book form later that same year by Methuen Press in the UK and McBride & Nast in the US. The novel chooses to divide the story into four sections which is how we shall examine the title over the next four weeks.

The rest is at the links below.

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 173: The Power Couple of the Pulp World - New!
Tom and Ginger Johnson are back to entertain their millions of fans as they talk about their latest book, Pulp Echoes.

Episode 172: Bobby Nash's Deadly Games
Episode 171:  Mark Eidemiller
Episode 170:  John Carter & The Lone Ranger
Episode 169: Airship 27 Presents . . .
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3  
Arriving in comic shops April 11!

Written by Brian Wood, art by Becky Cloonan, colored by Dave Stewart, cover by Massimo Carnevale, variant cover by John Paul Leon.

Alone, Conan was the most fearsome warrior to ever walk the planet! Now, joined with the pirate queen Belit, he is swept to new levels of danger and passion. Wood and Cloonan continue to redefine the Cimmerian as he embraces piracy and begins his joint reign of the Black Coast alongside the deadly siren, Belit!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 11.





E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Murder on Main Street" from the May 1948 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Letter from Limbo" by Berna Morris from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, January, 1946
Though the letter of the law is strict, Inspector Lamm's duty as a man may force him to pay extra-legal attention to a . . . Letter From Limbo.
"In Step With Death" by Edward P. Norris from SECRET AGENT "X", July, 1935
Ben Cragg investigates the bombings of a chain of movie theaters, and the associated blackmailing of the theater chain's owner
.

Girasol Collectables
2012 Spider Pulp Doubles
Subscribe now for 2012!

#22 - January 2012 (variant cover option) - Now available!
#25 - October 1935 - Overlord of the Damned - V1 cover
#82 - July 1940 - Dictator's Death Merchants - V2 cover

#23 - April 2012
- Coming this month!
#95 - August 1941 - The Spider and the Scarlet Surgeon
#104 - May 1942 - The Spider and the Death Piper

#24 - July 2012
#34 - July 1936 - Laboratory of the Damned
#77 - February 1940 - Hell’s Sales Manager

#25 - October 2012
#87 - December 1940 - The Spider and the Jewels of Hell
#114 - March 1943 - Recruit for the Spider Legion

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Girasol Collectables - April Pulp Replicas!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.
Click here or on the images to the right for a look at larger Pulp Replica cover images.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #79 featuring "The Man From Hell" from April 1940. $35

Our second Replica this month is OPERATOR 5 #30 from January 1937. $35

Our third Replica is TERROR TALES #32 from January-February 1938. $35



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/


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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)

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)

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  Oct./Nov. 1930                        
#2  Dec. 1930/Jan 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 
#11 September 1936

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

#6  March 1935
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#9 June 1935
#10 July 1935
#11 August 1935
#12 September 1935
#13
October 1935
#14 November 1935
#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
#39
December 1937

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

#21 January 1936
#22 February 1936
#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#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

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#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
#19 November 1936
#20 December 1936
#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)

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


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
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938

Last Months Replicas



Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - April 14, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Haffner Press
THUNDER IN THE VOID by Henry Kuttner
Now available and arriving in comic shops April 11!

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.

THUNDER IN THE VOID is a massive collection of 16 vintage Space Opera stories selected from classic pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Marvel Science Stories, Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories, Super-Detective, and of course, Planet Stories. Most of the these are appearing in book form for the first time. An added bonus, Haffner Press is pleased to include anunpublished story by Kuttner, “The Interplanetary Limited.”

Award-winning author (and the only writer to stage a live performance of a Kuttner Space Opera story) Mike Resnick contributes an introduction reflecting on his admiration for stories by Kuttner (and Moore).


Introduction by Mike Resnick
Cover Art by Norman Saunders
ISBN-13 9781893887534
600+ pp. Hardcover



Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2012!

April 2012
BLOOD ON THE MINK by Robert Silverberg

Cover art by Michael Koelsch

Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for organized crime. To bring the operation down from the inside, the government sends an agent undercover posing as a West Coast crime lord’s right-hand man. It’s a dangerous game of impersonation—one that could prove fatal when the agent’s secret begins to unravel...

Unavailable for half a century and never before published in book form, BLOOD ON THE MINK features a new afterword by the author discussing the novel’s origins in the pages of one of the last surviving pulp magazines—plus two of Silverberg’s short stories from the pulps, also appearing for the first time in more than 50 years.

May 2012
69 BARROW STREET / STRANGE EMBRACE by Lawrence Block

Cover art by Robert McGinnis

69 BARROW STREET:
Greenwich Village: home to every form of depravity and perversion known to man...or woman.

It’s on the streets of the Village that Ralph met Stella—but what started as a love affair between a painter and his seductive muse has become torment as he’s found himself drawn into her world of cruel pleasures. It's a tinderbox of hatred and desire—and when beautiful Susan Rivers moves into their apartment building, tempting Ralph and Stella both, it’s set to ignite.

From dim waterfront bars to the movie houses of Times Square, from nights in rat-trap hotel rooms to drug-fueled orgies in ground-floor apartments, no one can bring 1960s New York to life like Edgar Award winner Lawrence Block. And in this early tale of psychological suspense—unavailable for fifty years and never before published under his real name—readers will discover a harrowing portrait of men and women pushed to their limits and beyond. It’s a double shot of darkness as only Lawrence Block can deliver it.

STRANGE EMBRACE:
They say the show must go on—but in the case of Broadway’s next sensation, A Touch of Squalor, someone’s out to make sure the show never opens. And when threats don’t do the trick, a straight razor to the throat just might.

It’s a case for the NYPD...but with a mysterious killer targeting his cast, producer Johnny Lane can’t just wait in the wings. There’s a Playbill full of suspects, giving Johnny the casting challenge of his career: who to put in the role of murderer, when the wrong call could bring down the curtain on his show—or his life!

Published here for the first time in half a century—and the first time ever under the author’s real name—STRANGE EMBRACE is one of MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block’s earliest detective novels. And for fans of Block’s whodunits who want to see where it all began, it’s cause for a standing ovation.

June 2012!
FALSE NEGATIVE by Joseph Koenig
Cover art by Glen Orbik

JOSEPH KOENIG RETURNS—WITH HIS FIRST NEW NOVEL IN 20 YEARS!

Newspaperman Adam Jordan’s byline ran above two big articles in the early editions. One of them got him fired. The other landed him a job writing true crime pieces for Real Detective magazine. The story he’s working on now—a beauty contestant found strangled on an Atlantic City beach—is one that boardwalk power brokers would rather see covered up then covered. And if Adam keeps digging, he may find that he’s digging his own grave...

First publication ever! 
August 2012!
THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH by Ariel S. Winter
Cover art by Chuck Pyle


A breathtaking first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre.

1931
The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man’s beautiful daughter—and to her hot-tempered American husband.

1941
A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio’s leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet.

1951
A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail...

Three complete novels that, taken together, tell a single epic story, about an author whose life is shattered when violence and tragedy consume the people closest to him. It is an ingenious and emotionally powerful debut performance from literary detective and former bookseller Ariel S. Winter, one that establishes this talented newcomer as a storyteller of the highest caliber.
First publication ever! 






John Carter (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) - Coming soon!

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, Wall-E, 2008) comes John Carter -- a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains -- and complete with extraordinary bonus features -- John Carter is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill you beyond imagination.



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!
The EXCITING series of pulps - New!
MAGAZINES I REMEMBER by Hugh Cave: An Appreciation
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon
My Favorite Christmas Covers: FAR WEST ILLUSTRATED, January 1928
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec. 24, 1921
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WILD WEST WEEKLY, 12/22/34
My Favorite Christmas Covers: WESTERN STORY, Dec 26, 1936
My Favorite Christmas Covers: EVERYBODY'S; December 1908
My Favorite Christmas Covers: THE BLACK CAT, Dec. 1912

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #3 - Arriving in comic shops April 11!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

Panthers, crocodiles, snakes, pirates... Jane Porter and her fellow castaways have been through a lot since they were stranded in the African jungle. But now they face an even greater threat – the vicious troop of apes who killed Lord Greystoke over twenty years ago. All the while, "White Skin", a mysterious wild man, lurks just out of sight. Whether he is a friend or an enemy remains to be seen. And what is his connection to the seaside cabin Jane and her companions have come to call home? Find out in Lord of the Jungle #3: The Call of the Primitive!





Off-Trail Publications - Now on Facebook!
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Off-Trail Publications
Now available!
Queen of the Gangsters: Volume 1: Broadwalk Empire
Stories by Margie Harris
Introduction by David Bischoff


Margie Harris was the first woman hardboiled crime fiction writer in history. She wrote some of the toughest, roughest, most remorseless stories to be found in ’30s gangster pulps like Gangland Stories, Racketeer Stories and Mobs. Her avid readers questioned whether she could even be a woman. Who is this “Margie Harris”? they wondered aloud. Who is this frail who cracks wise from the inside?

I’m “just another twist,” she told them—a woman of mystery then—a woman of mystery now. She palled around with the death-row doomed and the Chicago underworld. She may have been a newswoman; may have worked in the law. One point was not in doubt. She slammed her typewriter like a machine gun, mowing down good guys and bad guys alike; shooting them, knifing them, blowing them up—lacing her prose with metaphysical commentary on the destinations of their damned souls.

Tough. Rough. Hardboiled. Through the explosive stories of Margie Harris we savor the meeting of fist and flesh, the clatter of machine guns, the stench of gas fumes from sleek Packards barreling down city streets, the bitterness of bootleg hooch, the glory of sin. A violent symphony of hot jazz.


In an age when gangsters were royalty, Margie Harris was their queen.

This inaugural anthology of her work collects eight explosive stories, an introduction by David Bischoff, and a bio of Margie Harris.

David Bischoff is a New York Times bestselling  author, editor and script writer whose credits include the classic fantasy series, The Gaming Magi, and work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He teaches in an MFA program at Seton Hill University.


6x9-inch perfect bound; 234 pages, $18.00

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Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Amazon has removed all Peril Press titles.
Peril Press continues to be available for the Nook on Barnes and Noble.


DON’T FENCE ME OUT by Davis Dresser as Brett Halliday
ZORRO RAIDS A CARAVAN, A Don Diego Vega Story, by Johnston McCulley
ZORRO’S DOUBLE DANGER, A Don Diego Vega Novelet, by Johnston McCulley




THE OFFICIAL NEW PULP CONVENTION
BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS
APRIL 20-22, 2012
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS


IF YOU ARE A WRITER, ARTIST, OR PUBLISHER OF GENRE FICTION THAT YOU FEEL WOULD FALL INTO THE PULP OR HEROIC ARENA, YOU ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE AS A GUEST AT PULP ARK 2012! 
TABLES ARE FREE! No Membership Charges!

IF YOU ARE A VENDOR OF GOODS RELATED TO THIS TYPE OF FICTION (WHICH INCLUDES TOYS, BOOKS, COMICS, CLOTHING, WEAPONS, ANYTHING FANTASY, HORROR, WESTERN, COLLECTOR RELATED), THEN YOU ARE WELCOME TO BE A VENDOR AT PULP ARK 2012
TABLES ARE FREE! No Membership Charges!

NEED A PLACE TO STAY FOR PULP ARK?
Batesville Comfort Inn and Suites
Is the Official Pulp Ark Hotel
Call 870-793-5624 for DISCOUNT reservations!
YOU MUST TELL THEM YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR
PULP ARK!


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!
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.



Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

Edgar Rice Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 28: John Hartness  - New!  
Tommy Hancock Hosts solo once again but does not ride alone!  Joining Hancock on this episode is John Hartness, well known author of THE BLACK KNIGHT CHRONICLES, creator of the BUBBA, THE MONSTER HUNTER stories, and author of THE CHOSEN!  Listen as John defines Urban Fantasy, shares a peek into the life of fanboy vampires, explains how a Redneck comes to work for the Roman Catholic Church, glorifies in The Devil being The Angel who Loved the Almighty the most, and so much more!   Listen in as John Hartness gets PULPED!

Episode 27:  Joe Lansdale
Episode 26:  Airship 27
Episode 25:  Pulp Ark Part 3
Episode 24: Pulp Ark (Part 2)
Episode 23: Pulp Ark
Episode 22: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE!
Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2



The PulpFest site is ready for PulpFest 2012.
All of the pages are now up to date and ready for the coming convention.
You'll even get a peek at our planned programming for the 2012 PulpFest.
 So stop by and register now for Summer's great pulp con in Columbus, Ohio, August 9-12!



Quatermain: New action-adventure series based on the classic stories by H. Rider Haggard
Coming soon!


Sonar Entertainment Inc. and Ecosse Films have joined forces to develop and produce Quatermain. The new 10×60 action-adventure series is based on the classic swashbuckling stories by iconic Victorian-era author H. Rider Haggard. The announcement of the project, which is being introduced at Cannes during MIPTV, 2012, was made today by Stewart Till, CEO, Sonar Entertainment and Douglas Rae, Founder, Managing Director and Executive Producer, Ecosse Films. Rae will serve as executive producer on the project. Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle (Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal) are the writers.

Allan Quatermain, a rugged expedition leader based in the busy, wild port of Durban, has recently turned his back on the lucrative but bloodthirsty practice of game hunts. He is approached by Baron Henry, a wealthy German noble, and Clarice Good, the beautiful but disgraced daughter of a US Governor, to help them find Baron Henry’s brother, who’s been missing since embarking on a dangerous attempt to locate the lost diamond mines of King Solomon.

Quatermain resolves to take on the mission to pay for his young son’s schooling in London – a boy he hopes to give a life very different from his own. Using a rough-sketched map left behind, Quatermain and his African tracker Umbopa lead Baron Henry and Clarice set off across the scorching desert, where they encounter constant dangers and incredible, non-stop adventures along the way.

“Allan Quatermain is one of the greatest adventure heroes in all of literature. In the years since his introduction, he has subsequently inspired many hugely successful characters and franchises, including the Indiana Jones series,” said Till. “We are extremely excited about this opportunity to partner with Ecosse as we introduce Quatermain to a new generation and bring his timeless exploits into the 21st Century.”

“We are delighted to be developing this ambitious new international series with such an experienced and inspiring company as Sonar Entertainment,” added Rae. “Quatermain has huge potential for an international audience.”



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

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits 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.


These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and feature the original full color cover. Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s.

The Spider #53: The City of Lost Men
Over New York's Finest — the police organization without equal in the world — fell the blight of lunacy, sweeping on like wildfire until it had turned Manhattan into a chill, whimpering madhouse and released the helpless city's wealth to a wild carnival of crooks and vandals! What was that incredible, unseen force which, in a split-second, could transform sane men into drooling maniacs? No human being could stand against that Mask of Madness, and yet Richard Wentworth, in the Spider's strange vestments, took up the fight — to strike blow for blow against the merciless emperor of idiocy who had captured a metropolis by addling its brains! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.
 
The Spider #89: The Spider and the Slave Doctor
In the name of Humanity, young Doctor Gilmuir bravely faced execution for a ghastly murder he didn't commit! And Richard Wentworth, the only man who could save him, must first crush the slaves of the Man in the Red Mask — the master-killer whose nation-wide terror plague was calculated to monopolize all life-giving drugs! The Spider walks through thirty-six breathless, death-strewn hours! Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction: “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

The Spider #11: Prince of the Red Looters - Only 1¢ - Limited time special offer!
For a limited time, Radio Archives is offering a great introduction to classic pulps for just 1¢. Readers can download The Spider #11 (Prince of the Red Looters), part of the Will Murray Pulp Classics line, for just a penny. The story, which first saw print in 1934, features The Spider’s momentous battle with The Fly and his armies of crazed criminal killers.
Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits 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.

As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you purchase this eBook from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle; and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 

New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
 
With the addition of The Spider eBooks, The Pulp Book Store is quickly becoming the best place to find everything Spider. From audio books by Radio Archives to exquisite Pulp reprints and replicas from Girasol Collectables and new tales of the Spider from Moonstone Books, The Master of Men is alive and well in The Pulp Book Store!
 
Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!


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

Operator 5 #4: The Melting Death
Out of the blue it struck – that dread, mysterious force, dealing death, destruction and misery to millions. America found herself stripped of her strongest defenses as battleships, huge guns, skyscrapers, factories and transportation systems crumbled to dust before the voracious flame. No one could tell where it came from; where it would next strike; no one was safe from its hot, devouring maw. An entire nation stood crippled, paralyzed by panic as Operator 5, alone, fought to save America from the red ruin loosed upon it. As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of Operator #5 eBooks.


Captain Future
Captain Future… the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curt Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen, Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain, he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.

Captain Future #1: The Space Emperor

Follow the quest of Curtis Newton, wizardman of science, as he scours the worlds of tomorrow in the hunt for the greatest interplanetary outlaw of all time! A creeping menace invades the galaxy in a sweep of interplanetary conquest— and Captain Future meets his most powerful enemy... the Space Emperor!
 

Captain Future #2: Calling Captain Future
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!
 


When you purchase these beautifully reformatted eBooks from RadioArchives.com you receive all three formats in one ZIP file: PDF for PC or Mac computer; Mobi for Kindle and ePub for iPad/IPhone, Android, Sony eReader, and Nook. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook novels to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!







Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Our first glimpse at the prehistoric world of Pellucidar as envisioned by artist Jamie Chase, for the new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE. Written by Martin Powell and authorized by ERB, Inc. From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.

MARTIANS, GO HOME
A dismal scene of an alien-haunted ghost town as illustrated by Lowell Isaac for our upcoming graphic novel MARTIANS, GO HOME. Written by Martin Powell, based on the sexy sci-fi dark comedy by Fredric Brown. Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Lowell Isaac.




 

Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle
Believe it or not, Tarzan turns 100 years old this year. In celebration of that milestone, Bossier City’s Al Bohl and his daughter, filmmaker Allison Bohl now of Lafayette have teamed up to produce a feature-length documentary entitled, Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle.

In August of 1917 an eclectic band of filmmakers, actors and circus acrobats fought malaria, unbearable heat and the swamp of the Louisiana Atchafalaya River Basin to bring to the silver screen the best-selling book Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was an instant hit with audiences, considered one of the top six motion pictures of the silent era, and one of the first 10 films to earn over one million dollars at the box office. The film was shot in Morgan City, Louisiana.


“My interest was first peaked when I was told many years ago that after making the movie the monkeys and apes refused to get back in the cages, so they left them,” said Bohl. “After research, I found out that the making of the film was as amazing as the movie itself.”

Over a period of four years, Al and his daughter combed through hundreds of photos and documents and videotaped up to seventy hours of interviews and locations. They interviewed scholars, authors, historians, fans, experts in merchandise, actors, an expert in primates, the curator of the Burroughs’ collection and the family of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Their travels in Louisiana included Morgan City, New Orleans, Patterson and Baton Rouge. They also gathered interviews in Los Angeles and Tarzana, California. More footage was taped in Ohio, Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois.

Bohl said, “Besides the ape question, our documentary investigates many things such as the claims of the killing of a lion on screen, the use of African Americans as natives and the life of Edgar Rice Burroughs who many feel is the father or grandfather of American science fiction.”

In addition, the Bohls re-edited the original Tarzan of the Apes silent film and added an entirely new orchestral musical score written by Kermit Poling of Shreveport.

The documentary and new version of the silent Tarzan film will be premiered on April 13 and 14, 2012 in Morgan City during the first Tarzan Festival in the character’s history. For more information on the festival contact:www.cajuncoast.com.

The Louisiana State Museum in Patterson, LA opens a year-long exhibition entitled “Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle.” It features a wide variety of Tarzan memorabilia from the last one hundred years. “Tarzan continues to be famous on an international scale,” said Bohl, “I believe people will be absolutely amazed by the very large display of Tarzan books and merchandise in this exhibition.” One item of note is an actual painting done by the chimpanzee that died recently. He was believed to be the oldest living “Cheetah” from the Tarzan movies. For more information about the exhibition contact: www.louisianatravel.com/louisiana-state-museum-patterson.



Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle Festival - April 13 - 14, 2012!
Morgan City, Louisiana's Municipal Auditorium (rain or shine)
705 Myrtle St., Morgan City, LA 70380

Celebrating the 100 years of Tarzan™ in print and the making of the movies Tarzan of the Apes and Romance of Tarzan in Morgan City. There are two annual international Edgar Rice Burroughs conventions but this is the first festival in the history of the character.





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 of the Golden Age of Science Fiction: Part 1-Beginnings and Endings - New!
Wilhelm von Scholz (1874-1969)
Earl Leaston Bell (1895-1972)
N.J. O'Neail (1898-1972)
N.J. O'Neail (1898-?)
Arthur Styron (1891-1958)
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Weird Tales
Bodo Wildberg (1862-1942)
Drury D. Sharp (1886-1960)
Kadra Maysi (1890-1969)
Grover Brinkman (1903-1999)
Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2,  Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, March 27, 2012

Coming soon!
Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, Al Ewing, Abaddon Books, $9.99, April 17, 2012
Hard Magic: Grimnoir Chronicles Book I, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, 
April 24, 2012
Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wild Cards XXI: Fort Freak, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $26.99, June 26, 2012
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, May 12, 2012
The Black Stiletto: Black & White, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, May 30, 2012
Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99,  May 2012
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, June 2012
Prepare to Die!, Paul Tobin, Night Shade Books, $26.99, June 5, 2012
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel Press, $24.99, June 6, 2012
Changeling, Kelly Meding, Pocket Books, $7.99, June 26, 2012
Wild Cards I, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, June 26, 2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, July 17, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises, Greg Cox, Titan Books, $7.99, July 24, 2012
Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99, August 28, 2012
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, October 12, 2012
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $24.99,
October 12, 2012
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99, October 2012
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 24, 2012
Spellbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book II, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, December 25, 2012

The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, December 2012
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 2013



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