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THE ALLURING ART OF MARGARET BRUNDAGE
(Writer) Stephen D. Korshak, J. David Spurlock (Art) Margaret Brundage

Arriving in late May!

Margaret Brundage changed the look of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror with her alluring sensationalistic covers for the legendary pulp magazine, WEIRD TALES. Brundage was the first female cover artist of the pulp era and the first to paint Conan!.Decades before the gothic fetish craze, Brundage's provocative paintings featuring semi-nude young women bearing whips, became a major controversy.

In this, the first book devoted to this noted artist, authors Korshak and Spurlock spotlight artwork along essays by noted artists Rowena, Robert Weinberg, and more. All editions feature big, 9" x 12" lavish illustrated, full-color pages with art and text. The Deluxe edition features an extra 16 page art folio not included in the standard hardcover.


HARDCOVER: 8.5x11, 134 pages, Full Color, $39.95 (Top illustration)
SLIPCASED DELUXE: 8.5x11, 150 pages, Full Color, $69.95 (Bottom illustration)


A brief article about Margaret Brundage is now online at  A Passion for Art
Thanks to J. David Spurlock for the tip!
 





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 72: "Intimidation, Inc." and "Wizard of Crime"
The Dark Avenger wages war on organized super-crime in two classic pulp mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a city's financial system is threatened by the murderous machinations of "Intimidation, Inc.," until The Shadow beats them at their own game! Then, the Knight of Darkness strives to unmask the "Wizard of Crime," the hidden financial genius behind Intimidation, Inc., in a rare shadowy sequel. BONUS: "The House That Gaul Built," a never-before-reprinted mystery by Alfred Bester from the back pages of The Shadow! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-111-0 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

THE BLACK BAT #1
Arriving in comic shops May 1!
Brian Buccellato (Writer), Ronan Cliquet (Art), J. Scott Campbell,  Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan (Covers)

A classic pulp from the 30’s returns in this modern take on a seminal character that inspired several well-known comic icons. Tony Quinn is a brash Defense Attorney to the mob who compromises his ethics for financial gain. When he refuses to cross the line and commit murder, he is tortured and blinded by his gangster employers. But when a fortuitous meeting with a covert agency gives him a chance to make amends, Tony transforms into the Black Bat and embarks on a redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his past.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, In stores May 8




BEB Books - Now available!
BEB Books introduces The Thrill Book Library
"Safe and Sane" by Tod Robbins
"The Whimpus," "The Living Portrait" and "Wild Wullie, The Waster" by Tod Robbins


In the 1910s All-Story Weekly would frequently feature a “different” story - - a story that didn’t fit into any of the standard genres of fiction. If ever there was an author born to write “different” stories it would be Tod Robbins.

In Safe and Sane and the collected stories from The Thrill Book by Tod Robbins you will find stories where genius Must die so rich people won’t have to think;  A man lives his life in reverse; the ghost of a miser tells of a trick he has played on his heir; what do you do when you have written your greatest composition; within a haunted house there is a crying man; a sibling rivalry that extends beyond life, and a strange revenge a father has on his wicked son....

Safe and Sane is a three-part serial from All-Story that’s never been reprinted before. The other six stories comprise every one of his stories published in the hard to find Thrill Book (March to October 1919). 68 pages of the rare and unusual for only $6.00.

But wait there’s more!

The Whimpus, The Living Portrait and Wild Wullie, The Waster, Beb Books companion piece to Safe and Sane, reprrints three “different” novelets from All-Story Weekly. The Whimpus us a mermaid like creature with a fondness for gold and jewelry but don’t try to steal from them. they defend their treasure with a power no man can resist. Who killed the rival - - the famous chemist or, as he claims, a malevolent portrait that captures his every gross and evil thought? And finally Wullie was the black sheep of a Scottish family whose only passion was for billiards. When he inherits the family estate he envisions are life of contented billiards playing  but being only competitive costs Wullie his life. Now he’s another of the family ghosts but the new heir has caught Wullie’s passion for the game. Now it’s up to Wullie to break the cycle, but how do you do that when you’re only a ghost?  Three great stories. 62 pages of enjoyment for only $6.00

The Thrill Book is one of the prize “gets” in Pulp fandom, if only for its extreme scarcity. Published by Street and Smith, it ran for sixteen semi-monthly issues from March thru October of 1919. The Thrill Book has also sparked interest because it was never certain what kind of magazine it was intended to be. Some have argued that it was a proto-science fiction magazine because it published two SF stories by Murray Leinster and Francis Stevens’ novel, The Heads of Cerberus. Others, looking at the stories by Greye Le Spina, Tod Robbins, Perley Poore Sheehan and others contend that the Thrill Book was closer to style to Weird Tales. Reading through the issues of The Thrill Book I have been struck by how much good material was in here. Maybe not all A-list material but a lot of really good and satisfying stories. Beb Books is undertaking a program to reprint much of this material in low-cost theme collections. Wolves of the Steppe and other stories is the first in this series.

Wolves of the Steppe reprints every story Greye Le Spina wrote for The Thrill Book – classics like the title story, “The Wax Dol”l and “The Ultimate Ingredient” as well as “The Hidden Landscape”, and From “Over the Border.” Rounding out the volume are a trio of stories by other authors about lethal spiders, cursed butterflies and strangler’s hands. Seventy pages of fine reading for a low, low $6.00

The second volume from from The Thrill Book Library is Down the Coast of Shadows and other stories. Perley Poore Sheehan was a very successful writer in the 19-teens and early twenties.  He mostly wrote for All-Story Magazine but editor Harold Hersey got him to write two stories for The Thrill Book, the title story, a novelet and “A Hank of Yarn,” both fine ghost stories. The Thrill Book published many supernatural stories. Six of the best round out this volume. This include Edward Lucas White’s “House of the Nightmare,” Carlton W. Kendall’s “The Fear” and  S. Carleton’s “The Clasp of Rank.”

Sixty-Five pages of spooky adventures for only $6.00.

Stay tuned to this site as more volumes in The Thrill Book Library series are released.

Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

And don’t forget our other recent releases - - Secret Agent X #35, Plague of the Golden Death and Secret Agent #36, Curse of the Mandarin’s Fan. $6.00 each!







Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #36/37
Subscriber copies have shipped!

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s 1934 smash THE THIN MAN, by eminent film historian Richard Bann; the early career of AMAZING STORIES editor Raymond A. Palmer; H. Bedford-Jones on writing for the pulps; Will Murray establishes the true identity of a long-forgotten hero-pulp writer; silent-era movie serials made by Vitagraph Company of America; a Spanish-language Zorro simulacrum called El Coyote; and much more. Also, a pictorial feature with the stylings of pulp’s new pinup queen, Mala Mastroberte, who adorns our cover. Plus: reprints of rare, uncollected pulp stories (including the overlooked first entry in the popular Jimmie Cordie series), a gallery of pulp cover paintings (scanned from the originals), pulp and book reviews, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, which can be purchased for $19.95 (shipping included) at the Murania Press website.




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

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #36/37: Subscriber Copies Have Shipped - New!
Windy City 2013 Convention Report
Murania Press Sale at the Upcoming Windy City Pulp/Paper Expo
Wuxtry, Wuxtry: Hot Off The Press! THE BEST OF BnT: VOLUME TWO
Now Available: WILDERNESS TRAIL
The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
H. Bedford-Jones: King Of The Pulps
Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!



Bomba The Jungle Boy Volume 1 - Now available!

Johnny Sheffield (who portrayed Boy in the Weissmuller Tarzan movies) stars in jungle adventures inspired by the popular Bomba books.
From the novels that thrilled millions came a popular 12-film series that swept viewers into the heroic exploits of Bomba, the boy growing up in the wilds. Johnny Sheffield (“Boy” in Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzans) stars, rescuing lost travelers, fighting fierce beasts and vanquishing deadly human foes. Jungle drums say ADVENTURE! in these first 6 films (3 DVDs) of the series.

Monogram pictures made an inspired choice when it opted to adapt the Stratemeyer Syndicate’s ("Nancy Drew", "The Hardy Boys" and "Tom Swift") series of books with Bomba the Jungle Boy and paired it up with Tarzan’s own now grown “Boy”, Johnny Sheffield. Under the leadership of newbie producer Walter Mirisch, the series skillfully blends stock photography, imaginative scripts and teen romance to deliver A-list fun on a B-list budget proving to be a smash hit for the studio. Fellow former child-star Peggy Ann Garner provides for Bomba’s jungle distraction in the inaugural installment, while other guests of note to be found in the first six films in the series include Allene Roberts, Donald Woods, Paul Guilfoyle, Sue England, Woody Strode, and Donna Martell. Silent-to-TV-era journeyman Ford Beebe directs all six.

Set includes: Bomba, The Jungle Boy (1949), Bomba on Panther Island (1949), The Lost Volcano (1950), Bomba and the Hidden City (1950), The Lion Hunters (1951), Elephant Stampede (1951).
These films have been remastered from the best available 35mm film elements.


Running Time: 443 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME|ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
Format: Made To Order DVD
Audio Format: DOLBY DIGITAL
Closed Captioned: No
Box Type: Amaray Case

Price: $29.95

Thanks to Dennis Roy for the tip!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 228: Win Scott Eckert
Win Scott Eckert drops by the Book Cave to introduce his new book starring Honey West and T.H.E. Cat.
Episode 227: Mike Baron
Episode 226: One Foot In My Grave
Episode 225: Bigfoot Blues
Episode 224:  Doc Savage: Skull Island
Episode 223:  The Lazarus Paradigm by Mark Eidemiller
Episode 222:  Ed Erdelac
Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Episode 220:  1933!
 


Clive Cussler: The Mayan Secrets (A Fargo Adventure) - Coming September 3!
By Clive Cussler & Thomas Perry

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them—as the Fargos are about to find out.

Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book—and Sam and Remi may just be among them.


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399162496
ISBN-13: 978-0399162497

$27.95

Clive Cussler: The Mediterranean Caper (A Dirk Pitt Adventure) Coming July 16!
The 40th-anniversary edition of the first Dirk Pitt adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and grand master of adventure.

When Clive Cussler published his first novel in 1973, he knew he didn’t want to write a familiar kind of character—no spy or detective or undercover investigator— his hero would have grand adventures set on or under water. He named him Dirk Pitt, and his organization the National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMA—and one of the world’s most beloved series characters was born.

Now in a special 40th-anniversary edition, complete with endpaper maps and a new foreword from Cussler, here is the book that started it all, filled with every one of the Cussler hallmarks: the cutting-edge technology, the treacherous men and exotic women, and, of course, the fabulous plots.

On a quiet Greek island, a U.S. air force base has come under attack—by a World War I fighter plane. . . .

Now it is up to Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA team to root out the elusive truth behind the incident—and find out how it’s connected to mysterious acts of sabotage against a scientific expedition, an international smuggling ring, and a dark-haired beauty with some dangerous secrets.


Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399166815
ISBN-13: 978-0399166815

$25.00


Clive Cussler: Mirage (An Oregon Files Adventure) Coming November 5!
By Clive Cussler & Jack DuBrul

In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax—but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.

There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was
working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined—but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 0399158081
ISBN-13: 978-0399158087

$27.95



Clive Cussler: Zero Hour (A Kurt Austin Adventure) Coming May 28!
By Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

It is called zero point energy, and it really exists—a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however—until one scientist discovers a way.

Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren’t able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.

Now, that can’t be good.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN-10: 039916250X
ISBN-13: 978-0399162503
$28.95



The Collected Pulp Era Volume 1 - Now available!
Back in print after nearly 50 years, The Collected Pulp Era Volume 1 reprints the first half of this classic fanzine, shot straight from the original pages.

Volume 1 collects JD Argassy #60 (Winter 1963) through The Pulp Era #67 (May/August 1967).

The Pulp Era was the 1st fanzine dedicated to the pulps.
This book was done in Lynn's memory to keep his love of the pulps going and hopefully get more people interested in the pulps.
Volume 2 is planned to be available for Windy City 2014.

Order from Amazon.com or direct from the author.
Books are $25.00 plus postage if interested contact Mark Hickman at mah43567@yahoo.com


Paperback: 406 pages
ISBN-10: 1483908933
ISBN-13: 978-1483908939
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
$24.95





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

Pulp Gallery: STARTLING STORIES - New!
Comic Gallery: PHANTOM LADY (1947) - New!
Pulp Gallery: The Spider 10, 11 & 12 (1934) - New!
Comic Gallery: MURDEROUS GANGSTERS (1951-52) - New!
Comic Book Crime: GANG BUSTERS 1, 2 & 3 (1947-48)
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 19, 20 & 21 (1925)
Overlooked Films: Frank Sinatra in Richard Sale's SUDDENLY (1954)
Art Gallery : John Carter of The Funnies (1939-40)
LONE RANGER Comics: The Painted Covers Ride Again! (1951)




Doc Con 16 Dates Announced - October 18, 19 and 20, 2013!

Doc Con will be held October 18, 19 and 20 at the Comfort Suites located at 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ 85305.
Call (623) 271-9005 to reserve your room now and mention "Doc Savage" for our special room rates of $79.00 per night for a Suite.
For additional information stayed tuned here or call (602) 793-6915 to talk to Jay Ryan.

For full details, downoad the Doc Con newsletter at the link below.



Doc Savage - Feature film on the way!
Screenwriter and director Shane Black spoke with Collider.com and both provided a promising update on Doc Savage, saying the film is back on track with the goal of making it Black’s next film.
A few years ago, Black signed on to write and direct a feature film iteration of Doc Savage, but his plans for that film were deterred a bit when Marvel sought Black out to come on and helm the highly anticipated Iron Man 3.



Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life By Philip José Farmer Returns to Print
Coming in July!

Altus Press and Meteor House Press are honored to announce they have come to terms with the Estate of Philip José Farmer to bring Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life back to print for the first time in 30 years.
 
Originally published in 1973, Philip José Farmer’s biography of The Man of Bronze was a trendsetter, and its influence is still felt to this day. This ultimate edition includes an all-new foreword by Farmer scholar Win Scott Eckert, along with rare images—many never before seen—as well as an exhaustive index for easy reference.
 
The deluxe, signed hardcover—which will be sold via 
Meteor House Press—features additional essays by Farmer and pulp experts such as John Allen Small, Keith Howell, Rick Lai, Art Sippo, Christopher Paul Carey, and current Doc Savage writer Will Murray.

Altus Press will offer standard trade edition of the book, as well as e-books available in all the popular formats. These editions will be available soon after the release of the deluxe, signed hardcover edition.
 
All editions of Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life will feature an all-new cover by Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series painter Joe DeVito.
 
For more information about the forthcoming release of Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, please visit 
Altus Press and Meteor House Press.
All copies preordered from Meteor House by June 30th, 2013 will be signed by Win Scott Eckert at FarmerCon VIII / Pulpfest 2013.
In addition, Meteor House will try to organize a signing by the bonus material contributors (John Allen Small, Keith Howell, Rick Lai, Art Sippo, Christopher Paul Carey, and Will Murray), who are available at FarmerCon VIII / Pulpfest 2013. (Hint: almost all of them are sure to be there!)

After FarmerCon VIII only unsigned copies of the book will be available to purchase.





Doc Savage meets Ron Ely at Wonder Con in March 2013

Doc Savage met film actor Ron Ely at WonderCon in March.
 Checkout the WonderCon link below for the full story in detail and with many great pics of Ron Ely and Doc!!

Doc Savage may also appear at the San Diego Comic Con this July in honor of Doc's 80th Anniversary.

Check out more images of this fantastic Doc Savage costume at the links below.







DOC SAVAGE  SKULL ISLAND
New art prints by Joe DeVito are now available!





Image Size:  11"W x 14.6"H
Paper Size 13" x 17"


 Limited Edition Giclée
100% Archival

Artist signed and numbered with
Certificate of Authenticity


Run of 100 with 25 Artist Proofs
$115.00
 Free S&H



Image Size:  19"W x 14"H - Paper Size 22" x 17"

 Limited Edition Giclée
100% Archival

Artist signed and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity

Run of 150 with 35 Artist Proofs
$135.00
 Free S&H


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!

"Shadow of Fear" by Wayland Rice from G-MEN DETECTIVE, December, 1945 (Winter, 1946)
A girl's frantic plea for help puts Private Detective Nicholas Alexander on the trail of an odd and amazing crime case that calls for every bit of his cleverness!
"The Frustrations of Wang Soo" by Wilbur S. Peacock from SHORT STORIES, February 10, 1949
Wang Soo wanted to be a cowboy, but his ambitions were continually frustrated until one day . . .



Edgar Rice Burroughs.com
Adding a CARSON OF VENUS comic strip June 1!
More new strips are also in the works!


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is substantially expanding its Sunday Comic Strip Subscription website. Over the next several months, at no increased cost to you, we will be adding four or five new exciting comic strip series for your enjoyment. Beginning June 1, we will be adding a CARSON OF VENUS comic strip written and drawn by extremely gifted and experienced professionals to complement our existing TARZAN strip.


With Martin Powell as our Writer and Tom Floyd and Diana Leto as our Artists, CARSON OF VENUS will begin with the story of Carson Napier's "The Greatest Wrong Turn in History" and take off from there. Be prepared for an exciting journey.
 
Our intent is to bring new life to the many classic literary creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs and honor his writing career that encompassed such a great variety of genres. We intend to build the finest comic strip site of highly entertaining stories not be found anywhere else in the world. Our writers and artists are committed to bringing their best ideas to you because they truly enjoy their subject matter. They will help us visualize what was in the vivid imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and we will all be truly entertained. 
 
Below are brief bios of our new writer and artists that will describe the tremendous talent and experience they will bring to our comic strip subscription service.

 
WRITER: MARTIN POWELL
Martin Powell has been a professional writer since 1986, having written hundreds of stories in numerous genres, for Disney, Marvel, DC, and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written for some of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, and Tarzan of the Apes. He’s also the author of many children’s books and is co-creator of the acclaimed Halloween Legion, with illustrator Diana Leto. Powell’s The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best Graphic Novel of 2010.
 
ARTIST: TOM FLOYD
Tom Floyd is a self-professed jack of all trades. He has been everything from a Texas oilfield roustabout, a mechanic, a soldier, a printer, and a public school art teacher.  Finally settling down some 14 years ago as a graphic designer-illustrator-animator for a PBS station. He has worked on productions from local programs to Reading Rainbow, NOVA science NOW, and American Experience.  But throughout all of this he remained a comic fan, artist and writer working for companies such as Elite Comics, Eternity, Moonstone, and Marvel. He was honored in 2010 to receive the Burroughs Bibliophiles Golden Lion Award for his illustrations for new Bison Books editions of the Moon Maid, Pellucidar, The Eternal Savage, and Pirates of Venus.  He has also written and illustrated an on-line web comic Captain Spectre and the Lightning Legion, which is a pulp/serial/adventure comic. Captain Spectre is located on the web at http://www.captainspectre. com. You can also follow along with other of his projects at his sketchblog (http://www.lightning legionblogspot.com) .        
ARTIST: DIANA LETO
Diana Leto has been a professional artist and graphic designer for over a decade. Her illustration has illuminated projects at institutions including The Jim Henson Legacy, Sesame Street and Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. She is co-creator and illustrator of the Halloween Legion, a critically acclaimed all-ages mystery/adventure series featuring “The Worlds’ Weirdest Heroes.” Presenting contemporary design at Adobe MAX, addressing teachers and children about being a woman in the arts at KIDS’ COMIC CON and helping refresh beloved characters for a cultural institution, Diana’s artwork stands at the intersection of education and inspiration.




Copyright © 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, All rights reserved.
Now online at Edgar Rice Burroughs.com
Tarzan by Roy Thomas & Tom Grindberg

All New Tarzan Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month.
Login any time to see the latest Tarzan Comic Strip [with Bonus Material included].

Read All About It at:  www.ERBzine.com/tarzan

Subscribe at the ERB, Inc. Corporate Site
http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/








  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

April 2013
In Writings
The Good Angel
A reprinting of the 1910 story by P. G. Wodehouse featuring Keggs, a butler who predates Wodehouse's Jeeves, with an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original Strand illustrations by Chas. Crombie.
Climax for a Ghost Story
The famous short-short story with an exhaustive exploration into the history of the elusive I. A. Ireland by Bob Gay.


March 2013
In Writings
The Adventure of The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A complete reprinting of the Holmes tale that includes the Walter Paget illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer that discusses the story, its publication history and Walter Paget
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The complete novel from the 1917 edition that includes the Schoonover illustrations placed with their respective chapters and an introduction by Bob Gay that explores the creation of the novel and its importance in the history of science fiction.
In Pictures
Images of John Carter
A sizable collection of images, with background commentary, that show how various artists have envisioned John Carter over the years: in books, comics and film.


February 2013
In Writings
The Ginger King
A rare tale of Inspector Hanaud from the pages of Strand Magazine.

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


THE HOGBEN CHRONICLES by Henry Kuttner
New Kickstarter Campaign to publish Kuttner collection!


Henry Kuttner wrote the humorous Hogben series for THRILLING WONDER STORIES. 
The four story series is about an ill-assorted family of weirdly gifted Mutant hillbillies and has never been collected into one volume.
"Exit the Professor" (October 1947 Thrilling Wonder)
"Pile of Trouble" (April 1948 Thrilling Wonder)
"See You Later" (June 1949 Thrilling Wonder)
"Cold War" (October 1949 Thrilling Wonder)


Borderlands Press is celebrating its first project with Kickstarter! They have initiated a Kickstarter Campaign to finance the publication of Kuttner's Hogben stories in one volume which will be illustrated by British comic book artist, Steve Parkhurst.
THE HOGBEN CHRONICLES is edited by Pierce Watters and F. Paul Wilson, with an introduction by Neil Gamain!
Planned editions include an ebook, trade paperback, hardcover limited edition, and a leather-bound hardcover in a traycase lettered edition.
The editors and Mr. Gaiman have agreed to sign 600 copies of the various editions.
This book has the full cooperation of the Kuttner estate so that his heirs will share in the proceeds.


This project will only be funded if at least $30,000 is pledged by Sunday May 26, 9:55am EDT.
Complete details can be found at the link below.

Kerry Keen: The Griffon
CONSPIRACY OF TERROR & VENGEANCE OF THE VIPER

The Griffon Battles the Terror and the Viper—on Kindle!
Two Titanic Tales of Adventure in One Package, from Van Allen Plexico

Now available!
Who is… the Griffon?? 

When criminals, saboteurs and foreign agents threaten America’s security, millionaire ballistics expert Kerry Keen takes the controls of his custom-built, heavily-armed seaplane, the Black Bullet, as the dashing Griffon!

With mechanic/co-pilot/butler/chauffeur Barney O’Dare at his side, the Griffon strikes from a hidden hangar on Long Island Sound and delivers swift and often brutal justice to those deserving of it.  Sought by the authorities for his ruthless vigilante tactics, he must constantly avoid both the wrath of his foes and the long arm of the law.

In these two new adventures by award-winning and best-selling New Pulp author Van Allen Plexico (Sentinels; Lucian), the Griffon squares off against Nazi agent The Terror and his horrifying new secret weapon that could tilt the balance Germany's way in the coming war—and then battles The Viper, a vengeance-seeking SS officer leading a squadron of missile-launching rocket-planes!

“The Griffon is such a terrific character,” says Plexico, “and I’m happy that White Rocket can offer readers what is essentially a two-part adventure together in one package for the first time.  Fuel up the seaplane and get ready for takeoff—the Griffon flies again!”

In these two power-packed adventures, here are just a few of the real-life machines you will see in action:
Sikorsky 1-S38 flying boats
DKW F5 Meisterklasse and Dusenberg sedans
Bachem Ba-349 rocket planes
Henschel Hs 217 Föhn unguided air-to-air rockets
Messerschmitt Bf 109 W seaplanes
Curtiss P-36 Hawk fighter planes
Chatellerault MAC 34 high-powered machine guns

Originally appearing in LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER Vol 2 (Airship 27) and NEW ADVENTURES OF THE GRIFFON (Pro Se), this 2-in-1 Kindle edition from White Rocket Books collects the two parts of Van Allen Plexico's epic tale of the high-flying GRIFFON into one e-book for only $2.99.
ASIN: B00CFSZ2IA

Amazon.com    White Rocket Books



KORAK, SON OF TARZAN ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 HC
Arriving in comic shops May 1!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer), Russ Manning (Art), and Mo Gollub (Cover)

The son of the jungle lord gets his own title, in spinoff from longtime Tarzan writer Gaylord DuBois and fan-favorite artist Russ Manning! In the first of two volumes collecting Manning's complete run on the series, Tarzan and Jane's son Boy takes the name Korak—in the language of the apes, "The Killer"—and, alongside his chimpanzee sidekick Pahkut, begins to carve out his own legend among the creatures of Africa. Collecting Korak, Son of Tarzan #1–#6, from Gold Key!

Foreword by Steve Rude.

Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 192 pages, $49.99, On sale May 1




The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Feature film on the way!
Armie Hammer, who plays the title character opposite Johnny Depp in the Gore Verbinski-directed The Lone Ranger for Disney, is set to star with Tom Cruise in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. The original TV series ran from 1964-68, with Robert Vaughan and David McCallum playing Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement.


MARS ATTACKS #10 - Arriving in comic shops May 1!
(Writer) John Layman; (Art/Cover) John McCrea

The second story arc comes to a close as little Tommy Bailey and the Nova Viras continue their contributions to the war effort to devastating effect! See science and robot mayhem play out on a global scale! Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series from John Layman and John McCrea!





Mystery*File - Now online!

Movie Review: THE VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU (1967)  - New!
WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2013 REPORT by Walker Martin 
Dan Stumpf on WALTER PIDGEON, Bulldog Drummond & Nick Carter.
A Western Fiction Review: J. ALLAN DUNN – The Girl of Ghost Mountain
Pulp Fiction Review: FREDERICK NEBEL – East of Singapore
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: Thoughts on a December Evening, by Walker Martin
Reviewed by Marv Lachman: SHELDON JAFFERY, Editor – Selected Tales of Grim and Grue from the Horror Pulps
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2012, by Walker Martin
RICHARD DEMING’s Manville Moon series, by Jon L. Breen
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – Tough As Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue from the Pages of Black Mask
Reviewed by Walker Martin: DAVID GOODIS – Five Noir Novels of the 1940′s and 1950′s




Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

 
PulpFest Chairman Jack Cullers is very pleased to announce that free, in-room Wi-Fi will be provided to all members who stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus during this year’s convention.
You'll also get a free parking pass and a ten-dollar rebate redeemable at the convention’s registration desk if you book a room at the Hyatt.

So what are you waiting for?
Make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Columbus by clicking on the link or by calling 1-888-421-1442 or 1-614-463-1234.
Be sure to mention PulpFest to get the special convention rate.
By staying at the Hyatt Regency, you’ll help to ensure the convention’s success. Thanks.


PulpFest is pleased to announce that our tentative programming schedule is now available on the Programming page of our website.
Our themes will revolve around Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933 and the centennial of Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Genre.

Visit http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a preview of this year’s convention as well as instructions on how to stay informed about “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” PulpFest 2013.


Thursday, July 25th
Friday, July 26th
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Dealer Set-Up – the dealers’ room will be open only to dealers to assemble their displays
 
4:30 PM – To be announced – Curator Eric Johnson may arrange a presentation at Ohio State’s Thompson Library
 
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Early Registration – general members and dealers will be able to register for PulpFest


Evening Programming
 
8:00 PM - The Pulp Descendents of Fu Manchu – Rick Lai discusses the influence of Sax Rohmer’s devil doctor on the pulps with a look at villains such as Wu Fang, Shiwan Khan, and The Blue Scorpion from Peter the Brazen
 
9:00 PM – Hollywood and the Hero Pulps – Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse looks at The Spider’s Web, Columbia Picture’s classic serial, and Hollywood’s other attempts to bring the pulps to the silver screen
 
10:00 PM - The Spider’s Web – Chapters 1 – 5 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial starring Warren Hull as “The Master of Men” and Iris Meredith as his beloved, Nita Van Sloan


9:00 AM – 5 PM – Wheeling and Dealing – the dealers’ room will be open to all
 
1:00 PM – The New Fictioneers - William Patrick Maynard will read from his upcoming Fu Manchu novel, a work in progress
 
2:00 PM - The New Fictioneers - Mark Halegua turns St. Nick into a 1930s-style crimefighter in “The Night Before Christmas” and then offers his “Red Badge Attacks,” co-written by Andrew Salmon for Airship 27
 
3:00 PM – The New Fictioneers - FarmerCon panelists Win Scott Eckert and John Small offer a variety pack of fiction including John’s tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer, “The Bright Heart of Eternity”
 
Evening Programming
 
7:25 PM – Welcome to PulpFest – Jack Cullers offers an official welcome
 
7:30 PM - The Mad Goblin and His Apocalyptic Life – The Mad Goblin and His Apocalyptic Life – our FarmerCon panelists – Win Scott Eckert, Christopher Paul Carey, Art Sippo, and Rick Lai –  will discuss Philip José Farmer’s Doc Savage-related work
 
8:30 PM - Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933 – Nick Carr, Don Hutchison, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts join Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse for a look at eighty years of “The Great Pulp Heroes”
 
9:30 PM - Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps – pulp art historian David Saunders presents a look at the life and work of the artist who brought to life The Man of Bronze, The Master of Men, Pete Rice, and other pulp heroes
 
10:30 PM - The Spider’s Web – Chapters 6 – 10 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial in which The Spider faces off against The Octopus, a criminal mastermind bent on crippling the nation through a wave of terror




Saturday, July 27th
Sunday, July 28th
9:00 AM – 5 PM – Wheeling and Dealing – the dealers’ room will be open to all
 
1:00 PM - The Future of New Pulp Fiction – moderator Ron Fortier is joined by five new writers inspired by the pulp fiction of yore – Jim Beard, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo
 
2:00 PM – Radio Archives’ Roger Price will be reading from Will Murray’s Skull Island, recently released as an audiobook. Both Will and Roger will be available for questions following the reading
 
3:00 PM - The New Fictioneers – Jim Beard, a columnist for the Toledo Free Press and a freelance writer, will read from Captain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men, Monster Earth, and Sgt. Janus: Spirit-Breaker
 
Evening Programming
 
7:30 PM – PulpFest 2013 Business Meeting – all members are invited to ask questions and offer suggestions at this session
 
7:50 PM – 2013 Munsey Award Presentation – Matt Moring of Altus Press will present this year’s Munsey Award
 
8:00 PM - Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps – Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse is joined by Win Scott Eckert, Don Hutchison, Nathan Madison, William Patrick Maynard, and Will Murray for a discussion of Sax Rohmer’s infamous creation and the character’s influence on the pulps and popular culture
 
9:00 PM - Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions – Chris Kalb takes us back to a time when a dime not only bought a pulp magazine filled with thrills, but also a Spider Ring or a membership to Friends of the Phantom
 
9:30 PM – Saturday Night at the Auction – auctioneers John Gunnison and Joe Saine complete the sale of pulp researcher Albert Tonik’s substantial collection, plus various lots from the convention’s regular consigners
 
11:30 PM – The Spider’s Web – Chapters 11 – 15 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial directed by James W. Horne and Ray Taylor in which The Spider unmasks the nefarious Octopus and wins the day for the good old USA


9:00 AM – 2 PM – Wheeling and Dealing – the dealers’ room will be open to all


Pulp Adventurecon - November 2, 2013!
Thousands of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, & more


Saturday, November 2, 2013
10am - 5 pm
Admission $5
Ramada inn, Bordentown, NJ
1083 Route 206 N
Just off NJ Turnpike Exit 7

For more information, contact boldventurepress@aol.com

Pulp Den - Now online!

Edward P. Norris - New!
An informative article on pulp scribe Ed Norris by Tom Johnson!

Phantom Detective Badge

         Pulp Den  


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

Nothing but the truth - short story by Albert R. Wetjen - New!
Albert R. Wetjen - Sailor, Writer
Editor's Choice - Harry E. Maule of Short Stories on his criteria for selecting stories
Hugh Pendexter on making his first fiction sale
Free pulp stories at Munsey's - selected authors
Biography of Warren Hastings Miller - author, outdoorsman, sailor, editor
Interview with Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro)
Pulp in the mainstream - two sports pulp articles
Pulp in the mainstream - article on Margaret Brundage in The Atlantic magazine
Johnston McCulley - special exhibit being planned at his birthplace, Chillicothe, Ohio


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown

Seekay and other forerunners to The Avenger - New!
Om! Ma-ni pad-me Hum! The Green Lama - New!
Jim Anthony: Super-Detective - New!
Early pulp pastiches of Doc Savage
Doc Ardan: A Doc Savage predecessor

The techno-pulp of Clive Cussler
Book review: ‘Fragment’
Lester Dent’s ‘gadget heroes’
The other pulp characters of Johnston McCulley
Judex: A Shadow predecessor  
Amusement Inc. vs. The Scarlet Ace


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

‘Doc Savage’ movie gets 90 days… - New!
The mystery of ‘Cowboy Thrill Magazine’
Taking pulp art on the road
Battling the stigma of ‘pulp’
The pulps and modern-day stereotyping
‘Amazing Stories’ (July 1940)
Remembering Lovecraft
Remembering Lester Dent

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #24
Unabridged Audiobook

Doctor Death - The Shriveling Murders
by Harold Ward, under the pseudonym of Zorro
Read by Joey D'Auria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!


Doctor Death and his Zombie army return for a new stab at conquering the civilized world. This time, he sets out to shrink of the size of government in Washington, D.C.—one politician at a time!
 
The horror commences when a box no bigger than a Christmas package arrives at the White House. Inside, lies the grisly corpse of the Vice President of the United States—gruesomely reduced to tiny size! With it, a chilling note:



Abdicate. Turn the nation over to me. Make no move against me or he who is next to you will share a like fate.
                                                                                                                                    — Doctor Death
 
In the Oval office, with the U. S. President and Jimmy Holm, head of the Secret Twelve, looking on in horror, the Secretary of State begins to shrink to the size of a doll…
 
So begins The Shriveling Murders, Harold Ward’s manic third entry in Dell’s Doctor Death series. This one has it all. Zombies. Doom rays. More Zombies. Poisoned postage stamps. Wholesale slaughter. Zombies galore! Doctor Death pulls out all the stops in this one!
 
The Shriveling Murders was published in the third and final issue of Dell’s Doctor Death magazine back in 1935.
 
Narrated with manic intensity by Joey D’Auria, The Shriveling Murders takes the reader from the nation’s capital to the sinister swamps of the South on a roller coaster ride through over-the-top terror.  6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #20
Unabridged Audiobook
Strange Detective Mysteries When the Death-Bat Flies
Read by Michael C. Gwynne, Roy Worley, and Roger Price
Very Special Offer from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics
!

RadioArchives.com and Will Murray are giving away the downloadable version of the newly released Strange Detective Mysteries #1 audiobook for FREE.

Strange Detective Mysteries #1 is one of my favorite pulps and I am excited to produce it as an audiobook with my good friends at Radio Archives. It leads off with Norvell W. Page's bizarre novelette, "When the Death-Bat Flies," and includes thrilling stories by Norbert Davis, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Wayne Rogers and others. Popular Publications went all-out to make this 1937 debut issue a winner. And they succeeded!

If you prefer the Audio CDs to play in your car or home CD player, the coupon code will subtract the $11.99 price of the download version from the Audio CDs. That makes the Audio CDs half price.

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
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Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

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Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
The Spider #66: The Silver Death Rain
Through the chill darkness a deluge of death swept over New York — and men died mysteriously with their brains battered in as the terror struck! For a new, frightful master of the underworld had risen, to paralyze the police and empty the city’s treasure coffers. Over a long period, Richard Wentworth, with the Spider’s weird weapons, had fought those master criminals whom the law could not reach. But never before had he been compelled to challenge the rule of a ruthless raider who left a great metropolis sacked and plundered as he rose to the heights of an emperor, evil and powerful — invincible in his systematic scheme of slaughter and destruction! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
 
Dr Yen Sin #3: The Mystery of the Singing Mummies
To the teeming city of the Golden Gate the sinister Doctor Yen Sin had transferred his base of operations — and there, under cover of the fog-shrouded Frisco night, he set loose the most ghastly weapon in his whole armory of mysterious torture devices — the curse of the Singing Mummies. In ten minutes by the clock, to the accompaniment of that insidious, eerie music, living men and women underwent their ghastly metamorphosis, became fit occupants for the coffin-cases of ancient Egypt. How could the saffron-skinned crime-emperor accomplish the change? How could even Michael Traile, the Man Who Never Slept, hope to cope with the devilish Thing?Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Frances Bragg Middleton & Raymond Whetstone
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by Frances Bragg Middleton and Raymond Whetstone, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

 
Terror Tales: Lovely Lady of Death by Donald Dale
What would you do if you knew the ones you loved were doomed to die horribly in your defense? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: Lovers in a Tomb by Dale Clark
Lester Emery feared that his body remained in the laboratory, while his disembodied spirit was driven forth to murder — slave to the grim genius of a madman... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: New Flesh For The Faceless Ones by William Hines
From nowhere came the hand — bringing with it a lingering death... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #16: No Sirens Wanted by Isabel Stewart Way
Blonde Truly couldn’t keep her kiss-ban against that cowboy Dave — not even when sultry Garnet ran engaging interference. She thought Dave’s kisses delightfully habit-forming — and so did his sultry fiancee. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #23: The Broken Circle Gets A Siren by Thelma Knoles
To cover the escapades of her willful young sister, beautiful Donna let herself be branded a ruthless heart thief. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.

All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook 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!






RANCHO DIABLO: THE HOLD UP!  - Download for FREE April 27 and April 28!
By Mel Odom

This is the seventh book of the RANCHO DIABLO western series.
The series is written by  Mel Odom, Bill Crider, and James Reasoner under the "house" name Colby Jackson.


When Randy Post, a young cowboy riding for the Rancho Diablo brand, gets accused of murdering a saloon girl, Sam Blaylock saddles up to get to the bottom of the matter before they fit him for a hangman's noose. Sam doesn't know that the murder has set off a chain of events that will end up with him swapping lead with a murderous gang of robbers eyeing one of the banks in Shooter's Cross.

In the past, Marshal Everett Tolliver and Sam Blaylock haven't seen exactly eye-to-eye on things involving the ranch hands. Tolliver intends to hold the peace in town no matter what the cost. But he's going to need help if he's going to find out who murdered Jessie Holden in cold blood.

Even after they've set there differences aside for the time being, Sam and Tolliver still have to put their lives at risk to hold the line in Shooter's Cross in a gundown on Main Street that will become a legend.



RED SONJA UNCHAINED #2 - Arriving in comic shops May 1!
Peter V. Brett (Writer); Jack Jadson (Art); Mel Rubi (Cover)

Penniless and under pursuit, Red Sonja has no choice but to accept a dangerous job: to search for the tomb of an ancient warrior queen. But the spirit of Queen Gheta lives on… a fierce and unnatural combatant who may be the only creature in history capable of defeating Sonja.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Eyes of The Shadow

The Shadow Fan returns for his 29th episode! This week, Barry tackles "The Eyes of the Shadow" (July 1931), "The Money Master" (December 15, 1942) and the the 11th issue of Dynamite's comic series. Featuring more fawning over The Black Sparrow, Barry's concerns about the upcoming Chris Roberson run and some fun commentary about the early days of The Shadow, this episode is not to be missed! Also: Listener Feedback!
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this podcast is for you!


 


SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE LIVERPOOL DEMON #4 - Arriving in comic shops May 1!
Written by Leah Moore, John Reppion, art by Matt Triano, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Drummond, now on the run, seeks shelter in Hitchcock's Menagerie, but how long will it be before Inspector Thornton tracks him down? The final piece of the puzzle falls into place for Holmes as he and Watson return to the scene of Tom Christian's murder. Yet the route they take is far from straight and perhaps more dangerous than even the Great Detective could imagine.


32 pages, $3.99.





THE SPIDER #11 - Arriving in comic shops May 1!
Written by David Liss, Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The Fly has beaten and humiliated the Spider! While the victorious villain  recedes into the shadows, a new threat known as The Lawgiver targets every cop in the city. The Spider’s enemies are closing in… but it’s Commissioner  Kirkpatrick and the entire police force that may suffer in the most shocking ending of any comic this year!


Full Color, 32 pages, $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.

Weird Tales in Ohio-Tonight
J.U. Giesy (1877-1947)
Weird Tales in Ohio
Happy Birthday to Weird Tales
Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)


Tom Johnson - Now available!
EYES OF SATAN by Tom Johnson

From war-torn Europe comes a mastermind with plans to unite all the mobs under his leadership, but while he is making future plans, a small-time thief murders his young bride, calling for vengeance first. That vengeance results in the death of three people, the small time thief, a respected jewel dealer, and a city cop. Those murders bring in the underworld’s dreaded nemesis, The Phantom Detective. But when the lovely Muriel Havens, daughter of the Phantom’s only contact, Frank Havens, is kidnapped, can even the master detective run down the killer before death strikes again?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.



Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE BLACK BAT'S WAR by Tom Johnson

In the trenches of war-torn Germany, soldiers were dying from the medicines they received for their wounds. The Army generals blamed America for the bad drugs, yet nothing could be done until the source of the deadly medicine was uncovered and replaced with good drugs. While investigators are stymied, The Black Bat and his team of crime fighters take up the challenge in New York, uncovering a giant plot by a master criminal. But would they be in time to save brave young soldiers dying of their wounds in a far off No-Man’s Land?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.


WATERS OF DARKNESS - Now available and recommended!
By David C. Smith & Joe Bonadonna


Bloody Red Buchanan and Crimson Kate O’Toole sail against the tides of Hell.

1640. The Age of Pirates. Bloody Red Buchanan and Crimson Kate O’Toole sail for eastern seas and the Isle of Shadow, looking for treasure. Their galleons take them into the tides of Hell. More of their crews die than stay alive as they fight the ancient sorcery of an undying priest of Dagon and the sorcerer with efreet who follow his commands. The seas will fill with blood, and Hell will scream with the freshly dead, before these pirates fight their way free of the evils they have loosed.


Paperback: 182 pages
Publisher: Damnation Books, LLC
ISBN-10: 1615729127
ISBN-13: 978-1615729128
$19.25


Excerpt:
As more of the demons from the deep crawled from the well, Buchanan and his lads fought a running battle in a desperate attempt to reach the entrance to the temple.

Buchanan met the charge of one fiend, his broadsword beating aside the thing’s glowing sword with savage ferocity. The sweat of fear and exertion stung his eyes as he cut, slashed, parried, and lunged—and sliced open the creature’s belly. The devil exploded into a shower of dark, brackish, and foul-smelling raindrops that swiftly came together again and restored the fiend. The creature’s sword repaired itself with red and yellow heat, and once again Bloody Red was hard-pressed to defend himself.

Still more of the fishmen emerged from the well to attack the men of the Raven.








19 April 2013

2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
Convention Reports - Now online!



Adventure House - Now available!
Hard-Boiled Christmas Stories
Edited by John Wooley and John McMahan
 
HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES is a collection of crime stories with a holiday setting drawn from the pages of 1930s and '40s pulp-fiction magazines such as Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly and Gangster Stories.
 
The 10 stories include ones by some of the better known practitioners of pulp fiction, such as Steve Fisher, John K. Butler and Johnston McCully (best known as the creator of Zorro), as well as authors whose names aren't quite so well-preserved in history.
Features a new story of Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective by John Wooley...writing in the style of Robert Leslie Bellem.
 
Includes:
Big Mike's Christmas Carol by John K. Butler
If Christmas Comes by Steve Fisher
Crooked Charity by Henry Leverage
Big City Christmas by Lt. John Hopper
A Broadway Christmas Carol by Jack Kofoed
A Corpse For Christmas by D.L. Champion
Nothing For Christmas by John Lawrence
Quiet Christmas Morning by Johnston McCulley
Murder on Santa Claus Lane by William G. Bogart


Adventure House - Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 04/44
 "The Rubber Knife Murders" by Robert Wallace
"The Phantom Detective pits his might and daring against the sinister cunning of Mr. Blackout, the fiendish leader of a vicious crew of treacherous murderers and saboteurs who hurl defience at Amerian justice!"
 
"Death Steps High" by Louis D'Amanda
"Butch's Bargain Basement Baby" by C.S. Montanye

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski

7x10, 78 pages, $14.95
Romantic Movie Stories - 01/34
"Elysia" by Louise Tawley
"The Lost Patrol" by Rolf Stacey
"Malibu" by Edwina Rolph
"The Vinegar Tree" by Lynde Denig
"The Day of Reckoning" by Edward Harte
"Jimmy and Sally" by Edward J. Eustace
"Seven Lives Were Changed" by Arthur C. Janisch
"Gambling Ship" by Helen Walter
"Bolero" by Marvin Smart
"The Man Who Came Back" by Harmony Haynes

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Detective and Murder Mysteries - 11/39
"The Corpse's Alibi" by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.
"Carnival of Terror" by Stewart Sterling
"The Kill-Joy" by Dale De V. Kier
"The Walking Cadaver" by Leo Hoban
"Homicide Print" by Lloyd Liewell
"The Dead Tell Tales" by Wilson Hill
"You Can't Burleque Murder" by Ray Cummings
"Rehearsal For the Morgue" by Duane W. Rimel
"Death's Hieress" by Stephen McBarron
"Avengers Fill the Morgue" by Paul Selonke
"Cult of the Undead" by Ted Tindell
"Guard Me From a Rub-Out" by Robert Leslie Bellem


7x10, 112 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
Doc Savage: SKULL ISLAND
By Will Murray
Coming to comic shops in July!
Hardcover edition is off to the printer!
Softcover edition is now available!
Ebook editions are now available!

Eighty years ago in February, 1933 the Street & Smith company released the first issue of Doc Savage Magazine, introducing one of the most popular and influential pulp superheroes ever to hit the American scene. Doc Savage was the greatest adventure and scientist of his era, and while his magazine ended in 1949, he influenced the creators of Superman, Batman, Star Trek, The Man from UNCLE and the Marvel Universe—to name only a few.
 
While that first issue of Doc Savage was fresh on Depression newsstands,  Universal Studios released one of the most important fantasy films of all time. Everyone  knows the story of how King Kong was discovered on Skull Island and hauled back to New York in chains, only to perish tragically atop the world’s tallest  skyscraper, the Empire State Building.
 
As it happened, that was where Doc Savage had his world headquarters. For decades, fans have wondered: Where was Doc the day Kong fell?
 
On the eightieth anniversary of these fictional giants, Altus Press is proud to release the first authorized clash between The Man of Bronze and the Eighth Wonder of the World—Doc Savage: Skull Island.Written by Will Murray in collaboration with Joe DeVito, creator of KONG: King of Skull Island, Doc Savage: Skull Island is a new pulp epic.
 
The story opens when Doc returns from his Fortress of Solitude in the North Pole to discover the cold corpse of Kong lying on his doorstep.
 
“I know this creature,” he tells his dumbfounded men.
 
Tasked to dispose of the remains, the Man of Bronze then tells the untold story of his epic encounter with Kong back in 1920, after Doc returns from service in World War I, long before Kong became King Kong.
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island is a multi-generational story in which Doc and his father—the man who placed him in the hands of scientists who made him into a superman—sail to the Indian Ocean in search of Doc’s grandfather, the legendary Stormalong Savage, whose famous ship has been discovered floating, deserted, her masts snapped by some incredible force.
 
The quest for Stormalong Savage leads to the fog-shrouded  Indian Ocean—and Skull Island! There, Doc Savage faces his first great test as he encounters its prehistoric dangers and tangles with the towering, unstoppable Kong.
 
“When Joe DeVito brought this idea to me,” says Will Murray, “I knew it had to be written with reverence for both of these immortal characters. So I used the locale of Skull Island to tell a larger story, an untold origin for Doc Savage. It all started back on Skull Island….” 
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island has already been hailed as “The Doc Savage novel that Doc fans have been waiting on for 80 years!”
 
Doc Savage: Skull Island is will be released in March, as the fifth entry in Altus Press’ popular Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series. Cover by Joe DeVito.


DOC SAVAGE: SKULL ISLAND is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131488.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in June!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 68: "The Crimson Serpent" and "The Exploding Lake" - COMIC-CON Special
The Pulp Era's greatest superman returns in two action-packed pulp novels by Harold Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a series of corpses bearing the bloody sign of "The Crimson Serpent" sets Doc Savage on a trail to an ancient castle, modern-day conquistadors and the Fountain of Youth! Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to South America to investigate the bizarre mystery of "The Exploding Lake" vaporized in a nuclear inferno. This double-novel collector's special leads off with a thrill-packed color cover by Emery Clarke, and features Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, historical commentary by Will Murray and a biographical profile of Golden Age Doc Savage Comics artist Elmer Stoner. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-116-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 68 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131487.


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 74: "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" - FORESHADOWING THE BATMAN Special
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and artwork! First, in his true identity of Kent Allard, The Shadow investigates how a dying man's bequest of "The Crystal Buddha" became a legacy of death. Then, the Dark Avenger must invade Vreekill Castle and unmask the enigmatic mastermind called "The Vindicator" before murder claims another victim! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-117-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 74 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131490.


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 AVENGER Volume 11: "The Happy Killers" "The Black Death" & "Cargo of Doom"
The pulps' legendary "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a stolen formula provides crime with a pill that transforms subjects into superhuman murder machines in "The Happy Killers." Then, targeted with "The Black Death," The Avenger must unmask the satanic mastermind behind the Black Wings Cult before his own life is forfeit! PLUS "Cargo of Doom," a bonus Avenger thriller by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-118-9  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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 27: "Murder Mirage" & "The Other World" JAMES BAMA VARIANT - Philip José Farmer tribute edition
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two imaginative novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." What is the strange connection between a snowstorm in July and the death of a woman transformed into a shadow? Doc and Pat Savage journey to the Syrian Desert to unravel the strange secret of the "Murder Mirage" in the novel that inspired a 1940 Superman story! Then, a mysterious animal pelt leads Doc and his aides through a crack in the Earth to the prehistoric dangers of "The Other World." Pulp historian Will Murray provides historical commentary and a tribute to the late Doc Savage writer Philip José Farmer. This deluxe pulp reprint showcase a stunning cover painting by the legendary James Bama, the classic color covers by Walter Baumhofer and Emery Clarke and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban.  (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-119-6 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 75: "The Golden Master," "Death's Bright Finger" and "REIGN OF TERROR" - Triple Novel Special
The Knight of Darkness battles diabolical supervillains in classic pulp thrillers by all three "Maxwell Grants." First, the Master of Darkness confronts his greatest superfoe, Shiwan Khan, "The Golden Master," in Walter Gibson's landmark novel that inspired the blockbuster 1994 movie. Then, The Shadow battles The Light in "Death's Bright Finger," a violent thriller by Theodore Tinsley. Finally, The Shadow and his agents are faced with a "Reign of Terror" in Bruce Elliott's final (and best) pulp novel. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-120-3 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)


BEB Books - Now available!
BEB Books introduces The Thrill Book Library.
Plus, two new reprints from the famous Secret Agent X series.

The Thrill Book Library
THE THRILL BOOK is one of the prize “gets” in Pulp fandom, if only for its extreme scarcity. Published by Street and Smith, it ran for sixteen semi-monthly issues from March thru October of 1919. THE THRILL BOOK has also sparked interest because it was never certain what kind of magazine it was intended to be. Some have argued that it was a proto-science fiction magazine because it published two SF stories by Murray Leinster and Francis Stevens’ novel, "The Heads of Cerberus". Others, looking at the stories by Greye Le Spina, Tod Robbins, Perley Poore Sheehan and others contend that THE THRILL BOOK was closer to style to WEIRD TALES. Reading through the issues of THE THRILL BOOK I have been struck by how much good material was in here. Maybe not all A-list material but a lot of really good and satisfying stories. Beb Books is undertaking a program to reprint much of this material in low-cost theme collections. WOLVES OF THE STEPPE AND OTHER STORIES is the first in this series.

The Thrill Book Library: Wolves of the Steppe
WOLVES OF THE STEPPE reprints every story Greye Le Spina wrote for The Thrill Book – classics like the title story, “The Wax Doll" and “The Ultimate Ingredient” as well as “The Hidden Landscape”, and "From Over the Border.” Rounding out the volume are a trio of stories by other authors about lethal spiders, cursed butterflies and strangler’s hands. Seventy pages of fine reading for a low, low $6.00

The Thrill Book Library: Down the Coast of Shadows

The second volume from from The Thrill Book Library is DOWN THE COAST OF SHADOWS AND OTHER STORIES. Perley Poore Sheehan was a very successful writer in the 19-teens and early twenties.  He mostly wrote for ALL-STORY MAGAZINE but editor Harold Hersey got him to write two stories for THE THRILL BOOK, the title story, a novelet and “A Hank of Yarn,” both fine ghost stories. The Thrill Book published many supernatural stories. Six of the best round out this volume. This include Edward Lucas White’s “House of the Nightmare,” Carlton W. Kendall’s “The Fear” and  S. Carleton’s “The Clasp of Rank.”

Sixty-Five pages of spooky adventures for only $6.00.

Stay tuned to this site as more volumes in The Thrill Book Library series are released.

PLAGUE OF THE GOLDEN DEATH by Brant House
Secret Agent “X” #35 (December, 1937)

They were a pack of weird, swarming scarecrows—dealing strange, vile death to all mankind. And Secret Agent X, that resourceful criminal pursuer, found that these gruesome dealers in wholesale murder were immune to all normal, human means of fighting. When his ruse failed, X discovered himself a victim of the Golden Death.

A mystery begun on the battlefields of Europe finds its twisted denouncement on the movie lots of Hollywood!


CURSE OF THE MANDARIN'S FAN by Brant House
Secret Agent “X” #36 (February, 1938)

Chang, lord of Chinatown’s secret catacombs, ruler of an empire of hell—held the dire curse of a fan of evil. And the blood of the innocent was shed with the blood of the guilty... And even Secret Agent X, nemesis of master criminals, found himself hopelessly entangled in this strange, mad vortex of rival kings of nefarious crime.


Beb Books are printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, side stapled with a color cover and all illustrations from the original publication (if there are any). Beb Books are set in new type for easy reading.

My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.
Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224






THE BLACK BAT #3 - Coming in July!
Brian Buccellato (Writer), Ronan Cliquet (Art), Jae Lee, Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan (Covers)


The Black Bat continues his redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his alter-ego Tony quinn. But, before pursuing criminal kingpin Oliver Snate, Black Bat steals a page from Robin Hood to come up with the resources to fund his campaign. Also, quinn's past unfolds as he recalls his first meeting with Carol Baldwin.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE BLACK BAT #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131035 (Lee cover).

The Diamond Item Code is MAY131036 (Benitez cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131037 (Syaf cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131038 (Tan cover).


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #36/37
Now available!

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s 1934 smash THE THIN MAN, by eminent film historian Richard Bann; the early career of AMAZING STORIES editor Raymond A. Palmer; H. Bedford-Jones on writing for the pulps; Will Murray establishes the true identity of a long-forgotten hero-pulp writer; silent-era movie serials made by Vitagraph Company of America; a Spanish-language Zorro simulacrum called El Coyote; and much more. Also, a pictorial feature with the stylings of pulp’s new pinup queen, Mala Mastroberte, who adorns our cover. Plus: reprints of rare, uncollected pulp stories (including the overlooked first entry in the popular Jimmie Cordie series), a gallery of pulp cover paintings (scanned from the originals), pulp and book reviews, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, which can be purchased for $19.95 (shipping included) at the Murania Press website.

Murania Press is offering Windy City attendees special deals on product they purchase at the show:
  • Anyone buying both BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER volumes will get the pair for $40, which is 20 percent off the list price. 
  • J. Allan Dunn’s BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, currently the best-selling title in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series, continues to elicit praise and delight new readers unfamiliar with this prolific author. Windy City attendees who want this book and its sequel THE ISLAND (coming in May) can pre-order at the show and get both books for $30 postpaid.
  • Anyone who subscribes to BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER for the first time at the convention will be entitled to 20 percent off any Murania Press publications purchased at the same time.
These deals are good only as long as supplies last, and only for the duration of the Windy City convention.



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

Windy City 2013 Convention Report - New!
Murania Press Sale at the Upcoming Windy City Pulp/Paper Expo
Wuxtry, Wuxtry: Hot Off The Press! THE BEST OF BnT: VOLUME TWO
Now Available: WILDERNESS TRAIL
The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
H. Bedford-Jones: King Of The Pulps
Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 227: Mike Baron!
Mike Baron, author of the soon to be best seller, Biker is the special guest this week. Ric geeks out major as he chats about Biker, Badger, Nexus and more.
Episode 226: One Foot In My Grave
Episode 225: Bigfoot Blues
Episode 224:  Doc Savage: Skull Island
Episode 223:  The Lazarus Paradigm by Mark Eidemiller
Episode 222:  Ed Erdelac
Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Episode 220:  1933!
 

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1 - Coming in July!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), Felipe Massafera (Cover), and Paolo Rivera (Variant cover)

On the run from the US government after fleeing custody, Captain Midnight has been labeled a security risk. In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius, a superhero. But since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle into the present day, Captain Midnight doesn't know what or who to trust!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 31.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130011.





CONAN THE BARBARIAN #18  - Coming in July!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

While under the mind-altering influences of the potent yellow lotus, Conan and Bêlit relive their most disturbing memories and begin to question their future together, as they plum the dark depths of their own souls.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 17.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #18 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130066.



CONAN: THE PHENOMENON TPB - Coming in September!
Paul M. Sammon (Writer), Michael Moorcock (Writer), and Frank Frazetta (Cover)

This in-depth tour through the history of fantasy's greatest hero covers everything from the earliest prose pieces of Robert E. Howard, to Frazetta's explosive artwork, through the Schwarzenegger film, and into the rebirth of the character at Dark Horse Comics. Comics historian Paul M. Sammon delivers an engrossing visual history!

Trade paperback, 176 pages, $19.99, in stores on September 18.


CONAN: THE PHENOMENON TPB is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130067.



Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s - Coming in May!
Outstanding, in-depth scholarship by renowned literary critics; great starting point for students seeking an introduction to the theme and the critical discussions surrounding it.

Explores the "weird" and diverse fiction of popular pulp writers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, A. Merritt, as well as pulp magazines such as Weird Tales.

From their origin at the end of the nineteenth century to their decline in the 1950s, "pulp" magazines entertained the masses with lurid stories in such genres as adventure, Western, romance, crime, fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Notable publications, such as Weird Tales, also served as apprenticeships for many new writers, including H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith.

Edited by Gary Hoppenstand, Professor of American Studies at Auburn University at Michigan State University and editor of the Journal of Popular Culture, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the topic of popular pulp fiction and writers of the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on those major contributors to the Weird Tales school, which not only included Lovecraft, Howard, and Smith, but also Seabury Quinn, C.L. Moore, Robert Bloch, August Derleth, and others. For readers who are studying pulp fiction for the first time, four essays survey the critical conversation regarding the subject, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts. Readers seeking a deeper understanding can then move on to other essays that explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches. Among the contributors are S.T. Joshi, Jeffrey H. Shanks, Andrew J. Wilson, Garyn Roberts, and Richard Bleiler.

Rounding out the volume are a list of literary works not mentioned in the book that concern the theme as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this timeless theme in greater depth.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

About This Volume
Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays
Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays
Further Readings
Detailed Bibliography
Detailed Bio of the Editor
General Subject Index


Editor: Gary Hoppenstand
ISBN: 978-1-4298-3827-6
Print List Price: $85

e-ISBN: 978-1-4298-3843-6
eBook Single User Price: $85
368 pages · 6"x9"
Includes Online Database with Print Purchase

 


Daisy Bacon - New Facebook page for the famous pulp editor of LOVE STORY!

Laurie Powers has set up a page on Facebook for Daisy Bacon.
This page celebrates the life of Daisy Bacon, famous pulp editor of LOVE STORY, pioneer, mentor, and bestselling writer.

Laurie will be posting photos, old articles, bits and pieces of her autobiographical writings including many of her famous quotes.
So go on over and "Like" it!




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

Comic Book Crime: GANG BUSTERS 1, 2 & 3 (1947-48) - New!
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 19, 20 & 21 (1925) - New!
Overlooked Films: Frank Sinatra in Richard Sale's SUDDENLY (1954) - New!
Art Gallery : John Carter of The Funnies (1939-40) - New!
LONE RANGER Comics: The Painted Covers Ride Again! (1951) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 4, 5 & 6 (1933)
Pulp Gallery: GHOST STORIES (1926)
Comic Gallery: SHEENA, Queen of the Jungle (1940)
SHADOW COMICS 4, 5 & 6 (1940)
Overlooked Films: THE BLACK PIRATE (1926)
WANTED: Oliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia




DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #6   
Coming in July!

Written by Mark Rahner, Art by Lui Antonio, Cover by Jay Anacleto.

Shaken from her near-dismemberment, Dejah Thoris must outwit the Thark terrorists set on destroying the new, peaceful status quo!
The princess must also stay ahead of a former royal suitor whose prying could expose everything… and ignite a war!


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.

 DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #6 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131054.



 
Easton Press: Edgar Rice Burroughs':  THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT TRILOGY - Now available!
Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal classics that bring the prehistoric world vividly to life are offered here together in a single volume.
Written by America's first great Science Fiction author, this special edition features a specially commissioned, full-color illustration for each of the three novels.

6 1/2" x 9 1/4", 352pp
1 volume. 3 monthly payments of just $43.




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Murder House" from the March 15, 1937 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Brother Black Sheep" by Hapsburg Liebe from SHORT STORIES, June, 1949
Something in Being Shot at by a Lady - Always the Chance That It Might Lead to Something Better.
"Who Killed Caught Robbin'?" by Joe Archibald from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, August, 1946
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Because a crook's suit looked green to a jewel-snatch witness, things looked black for Snooty Piper. For nobody but Beantown's half-baked newshound would be caught dead in such an emerald outfit - and Snooty seemed well on his way to fill that cadaver requirement.



Fedogan and Bremer - Coming Fall 2013!

WEIRDER SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH, edited by Steve Jones



Figures Toy Company - Coming soon!

Figures Toy Company to Release Retro 8 and 12 inch Action Figures based on Conan The Barbarian and Tarzan.

Conan The Barbarian, Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror Action Figures. 
These action figures are based upon the comic book series by Robert E. Howard. 
Conan The Barbarian is an exact replica of the original action figure that was released by Mego. 
Both Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror are Figures Toy Company originals.  All three will be available in 8 inch only.


Retro Tarzan & Jane Action Figures. 
Tarzan is an exact reproduction of the one that Mego released, while Jane is a Figures Toy Company original. 
Available in 8 inch only.




FLASH GORDON: "MOVIE POSTER" RED T-SHIRT  - Coming in July!

The original pulp science fiction hero returns on this red Flash Gordon t-shirt!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $20.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $23.99


FLASH GORDON MOVIE POSTER T-SHIRT is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131564 (Small).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131565 (Medium).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131566 (Large).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131567 (XL).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131568 (XXL).

Flash Gordon - USA Release for 'The Complete Series' of Sci-Fi's 2007 Show - Now available!
  
Placing a 21st century spin on a science fiction classic, this contemporized version of Flash Gordon follows the all-new adventures of Flash (Eric Johnson, Smallville) and his companions, Dale Arden (Gina Holden, Fantastic Four) and Dr. Hans Zarkov (Jody Racicot, The Newsroom). When ordinary people from a peaceful Pacific town are thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves as Earth's last line of defense against the forces of the merciless dictator Ming (John Ralston, Life with Derek). Together this unusual team of heroes sets out on a venture that is literally…Out Of This World!

Back in 2007, the Sci Fi network (now Syfy) aired a short-lived series, Flash Gordon, starring Eric Johnson (Rookie Blue). In 2009, Phase 4 Films released all 21 episodes on DVD up in Canada, but that title never saw a release south of the border. Now Mill Creek Entertainment is fixing that, with an April 16th street date for Flash Gordon - The Complete Series. The 4-disc set says "22" episodes on the box (see below), but that's counting the feature-length Pilot as two separate episodes.


Actors: Eric Johnson, Gina Holden, Karen Cliche, Jody Racicot
Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 4
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
Run Time: 963 minutes

$14.98 SRP



GREEN HORNET LEGACY #39 - Coming in July!
Jai Nitz (Writer); Jethro Morales (Art)Phil Hester (Cover)

There’s a new villain in Century City, but he’s a hero to the Latino Barrio. El Gato Rojo steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The police don’t interfere when the 1% strike back and turn the barrio into a warzone. With class warfare in the streets, which side will Green Hornet choose?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

GREEN HORNET LEGACY #39 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131020.




Haffner Press - Coming in July!
The Collected Captain Future, Volume Three by Edmond Hamilton
Edited by Stephen Haffner,  Introduction by Chuck Juzek
 Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey
 Illustrated by H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski


Jumpin’ Jungle Cat of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!
 
Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind?  Most assuredly not! The Futuremen board their trusty space-vessel, The Comet, and blast-off for adventure in QUEST BEYOND THE STARS! But that’s not all the dangers our intrepid defenders will face in VOLUME THREE. Up next is OUTLAWS ON THE MOON! When the peoples of the Solar System believe the Futuremen to be dead, what better time for the emissaries of villainy to attempt to break in to Captain Future’s Secret Moon Base.  Following that nail-biting saga, is arguably the finest of the CAPTAIN FUTURE novels: THE COMET KINGS. Here, author Hamilton pulls out all the stops as the Futuremen combat forces from within Halley’s Comet!  In the final story of this volume, PLANETS IN PERIL, the Futuremen face forces from another dimension that threaten to enslave our entire universe!
 
As with the previous two volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.


ISBN-13 978-1-893887-74-9
600+ page Hardcover
$40.00

 THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME 3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131486.


Haffner Press


Haffner Press  - Coming in July!
The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four by Edmond Hamilton
 Introduction by Mike Ashley;  Cover Art by Frank R. Paul
 Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey


Following 2011′s THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE, Haffner Press keeps pouring gasoline on the fire as we announce the next volume(s) of collected stories from one of the godfathers of Space Opera.
 
THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is certainly worth your coppers as herewith are contained no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”
 
Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.
 
As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

 ISBN-13 978-1-893887-65-7
 600+ page Hardcover
$40.00

 THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON VOLUME 4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131489.



HALF PAST DANGER #3 - Coming in July!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney

As the team prepare for an all-out assault on the Nazi base, friendships are formed and secrets revealed. It’s four operatives against an entire company of S.S., led by the formidable Oberleutnant Toht. And then of course there are the scores of unleashed dinosaurs...what could possibly go wrong?   


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

HALF PAST DANGER #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130369.

The Diamond Item Code is MAY130370 (Subscription variant).




THE HOGBEN CHRONICLES by Henry Kuttner
New Kickstarter Campaign to publish Kuttner collection!


Henry Kuttner wrote the humorous Hogben series for THRILLING WONDER STORIES. 
The four story series is about an ill-assorted family of weirdly gifted Mutant hillbillies and has never been collected into one volume.
"Exit the Professor" (October 1947 Thrilling Wonder)
"Pile of Trouble" (April 1948 Thrilling Wonder)
"See You Later" (June 1949 Thrilling Wonder)
"Cold War" (October 1949 Thrilling Wonder)


Borderlands Press is celebrating its first project with Kickstarter! They have initiated a Kickstarter Campaign to finance the publication of Kuttner's Hogben stories in one volume which will be illustrated by British comic book artist, Steve Parkhurst.
THE HOGBEN CHRONICLES is edited by Pierce Watters and F. Paul Wilson, with an introduction by Neil Gamain!
Planned editions include an ebook, trade paperback, hardcover limited edition, and a leather-bound hardcover in a traycase lettered edition.
The editors and Mr. Gaiman have agreed to sign 600 copies of the various editions.
This book has the full cooperation of the Kuttner estate so that his heirs will share in the proceeds.


This project will only be funded if at least $30,000 is pledged by Sunday May 26, 9:55am EDT.
Complete details can be found at the link below.

 

THE INTERPRETATION OF ZINES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SCI-FI FANZINES - Coming in July!
Luis Ortiz

A remarkable journey through the development of a popular subculture, from its earliest fans in the 1930s who used primitive desktop-printing technology to create amateur “zines” mimicking newsstand magazines to more recent zines dedicated to media science fiction, this chronicle of sci-fi fandom is a unique, eccentric, and richly entertaining look at the genre. From Ray Bradbury and Gene Simmons to Stephen King and Roger Ebert, the work of famous sci-fi zinesters is explored as well as all the marginal ephemera from a once isolated little genre that has now gained worldwide recognition and acceptance.

Softcover, 8x11, 176 pages, B&W    SRP: $19.99

THE INTERPRETATION OF ZINES is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131449.


NonStop Press   Amazon.com

James Bond: The New Mission - Coming September 26 in the U.K.; October in the U.S.!

The release date for William Boyd's new James Bond novel has been announced!

The title was revealed Monday, April 15. It is SOLO.
1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill.
James Bond returns.


The plot remains a closely guarded secret.
William Boyd’s new Bond novel will be published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 26th September 2013
It will be available from HarperCollins in the United States and Canada in early October.
 
This novel will see a return to the classic Bond era, featuring a 45 year old 007 in 1969. 


KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #3  - Coming in July!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Pencil), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Aided by the brave harem girl Zenobia, the deposed barbarian king escapes a gruesome dungeon using both stealth and brute force--only to come face to face with one of his ruthless captors! Conan seeks to reclaim his crown, but he'll have to defeat an army backed by an evil wizard first!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 31.



KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130068.




KORAK, SON OF TARZAN VOLUME 2 HC - Coming in September!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Russ Manning (Art)

Stepping out from Tarzan's shadow and with all of Africa his to explore, Korak--"the killer"--and his chimpanzee sidekick Pahkut make new friends and enemies, embark on daring rescues, and fight dinosaurs, crocodile men, subterranean raiders, and even aliens! The thrilling conclusion! Collects Korak, Son of Tarzan #7 thru #11 and #21 from Gold Key! Foreword by Stephen R. Bissette!

192 pages, $49.99, in stores on September 4.


KORAK, SON OF TARZAN VOLUME 2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130070.




The Lone Ranger Feature Film - Trailer now online!

Disney has released its final trailer for The Lone Ranger. You can view it on the Deadline website at the link below.
It stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp and is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer




The Lone Ranger Limited Collectors Edition - Coming June 4!

From TV Shows on DVD:
Five years ago, Classic Media and their distributor at the time, Genius Media, released a 13-DVD package of "The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition," with the first two seasons of the classic 1949 show, plus nice bonus items. Fans have longed for the remaining 3 seasons to come out in a similar fashion, or - better yet - a package with all 5 seasons of the show all together. With the new Disney film (starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter) coming out this Fourth of July holiday, might the time be right for a big gift set tie-in with the original TV show?

Amazon.com is now showing a pre-order listing for a June 4th release of an item titled "Lone Ranger - Collector's Edition." It's priced at $199.95 SRP, and shows a running time of "5500 minutes"...which calculates out correctly for 221 half-hour episodes, even if that's just an estimated running time. The Amazon listing doesn't give the number of discs involved, but a little digging on our part with the distributor, Anderson Merchandisers, turns up a count of "30" DVDs. We haven't absolutely confirmed yet that this is the complete series of the legendary TV show...but it seems like it probably would be!


28 discs contain all 5 Seasons/221 episodes of the original Lone Ranger. Discs are housed in a Coffee Table Book V 2 discs per page.Two bonus discs with two feature films, Lassie episode featuring the Lone Ranger, 1960's cartoon and an Original Radio Broadcast.Slipcase around book contains inside graphics. Book contains episode guide with synopsis for all 221 episodes. Photo reprint for the Lone Ranger Rare Lone Ranger Comic Book.Four additional memorabilia items.


Format: NTSC
Studio: Anderson Merchandisers, L
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Run Time: 5500 minutes



MARS ATTACKS TRADING CARDS - Topps to publish a new set of cards in October!

Riding the momentum of the 50th Anniversary of their best-selling franchise, Topps is proud to announce the first all-new MARS ATTACKS story-based trading cards in more than half a century!  While paying homage to the infamous card set that first shocked parents and delighted children in 1962, Mars Attacks: Invasion will be a bold revival, and will take the property into exciting new territory.
 
"Last year's Heritage re-issue was a smash hit with fans,” says Topps' Adam Levine, who has overseen the recent resurgence of MARS ATTACKS, “and this brand-new series is what we’ve been building to.  It will be a fresh re-imagining of the original series and will stay faithful to MARS ATTACKS' pulpy, classic sci-fi roots.  This means all-new, traditionally hand-painted cards illustrated by a group of artists carefully selected to carry forward creator Norm Saunders' legacy."
 
The set will boast an impressive roster of talent, from living legend Earl Norem and master illustrator Joe Jusko, to renowned painters Ed Repka, Glen Orbik, Gregory Staples and more to be announced.  Artists contributing to the 63-card story-based portion of the set will each illustrate multiple cards, with the set being divided into themed subsets that combine to tell the story of an alien apocalypse unlike any other.
 
"Topps hasn't done a set like this in more than twenty years,” says series editor David Waldeck. “It's a return to the days when trading cards hooked audiences with incredible imagery and imaginative storytelling. We've loaded the set with everything fans know and love about MARS ATTACKS: giant insects, flying saucers, ray guns, robots, damsels and death rays!"
 
Topps will also provide fans with the opportunity to find original 1962 MARS ATTACKS trading cards randomly inserted into packs!  These vintage trading cards from the most valuable non-sport trading card set in history have been certified by Topps in 2013 and will be available as rare chase cards in Mars Attacks: Invasion!
 
Additional chase subsets and valuable collector-driven inserts will be detailed in the coming months.   Filled with high levels of sci-fi action and excessive amounts of bone-chilling gore, this all-new series will surely thrill long-time fans and legions of new ones in equal measure.
 
Mars Attacks: Invasion is scheduled for release in October 2013.



MASKS #6 - Arriving in comic shops April 24!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Sean Chen, Stephen Segovia

The Shadow, Green Hornet, and the other heroes have infiltrated the stronghold of the Justice Party, but are they prepared for the dark secrets held within? Meanwhile, the new Zorro and Black Bat stand together, overwhelmed as Black Legion troopers flood the city streets. And what has become of the Spider?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Meteor House
THE SCARLET JAGUAR by Win Scott Eckert
Now available for pre-order!   Coming in July!


When we last saw Patricia Wildman, daughter of Doc Wildman, the bronze champion of justice, six months had passed since the main events of The Evil in Pemberley House. She and her associate Parker, an ex-Scotland Yard Inspector, had set up Empire State Investigations at her Pemberley House estate—and she just received a mysterious phone call from her supposedly late father . . .
 
Several months later, Pat receives a visitor, a young girl named Emma Ponsonby, whose father, a British diplomat to a small Central American country, has been kidnapped by the Scarlet Jaguar. Pat, following in her father’s footsteps of righting wrongs and assisting those in need, agrees to help, but before they can set off on their quest the Scarlet Jaguar sends a gruesome warning.
 
Undeterred, the investigation takes Pat, Parker, and their young charge from Pemberley House in the Derbyshire countryside . . . To New York, where they battle agents of the Scarlet Jaguar and meet Pat’s old friend, the icy, pale-skinned beauty Helen Benson, who agrees to join them on their quest . . . To the small nation of Xibum, where the Scarlet Jaguar’s reign of uncanny assassinations threatens to expand to the rest of Central America—and beyond!
 
Now, it’s a race against time deep in the wilds of the Central American jungle, as Pat Wildman and her crew search for Emma’s father, and confront the Scarlet Jaguar’s weird power to eliminate his enemies from afar, marked only by a wisp of crimson smoke—smoke resembling nothing so much as the head of a blood-red screaming jaguar. But who—or what—is the Scarlet Jaguar? A power-mad dictator determined to reclaim power? A revolutionary movement bent on taking over the country, and the rest of Central America?
 
Or a front for something even more sinister . . .?

The Scarlet Jaguar is the second in our series of signed limited edition novellas.
Just like (the now sold out) Exiles of Kho, the print run will be determined by the number of copies preordered.
Also, if you preorder before June 30th, your name will appear in the book on the acknowledgements page.
You know you want to see your name near the top of that list, so don’t delay, preorder your copy now!

US $15.00
 5×8 tpb, TBD pages
 LIMITED EDITION of TBD signed copies



Mike Hammer - Lady, Go Die! - Coming August 20!
Mickey Spillane (Author), Max Allan Collins (Author)

When Hammer and Velda go on vacation to a Long Island beach town, Hammer becomes embroiled in the mystery of a missing well-known New York party girl who lives nearby. When the woman turns up naked - and dead - astride the statue of a horse in the town square, Hammer feels compelled to investigate.

Mickey Spillane's lost 1940s Mike Hammer novel, written between I, the Jury and My Gun Is Quick. Completed by Spillane's friend and literary executor Max Allan Collins, Lady, Go Die was first released to critical acclaim in 2012 and is now available in paperback for the very first time!


Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 0857689762
ISBN-13: 978-0857689764
$7.99



Moonstone Books: Honey West & T.H.E. CAT #2 (of 2)  - Coming in July!

Two cult TV icons heat it up together for the first time!

Ex-cat burglar and aerialist Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat is back for the first time in 45 years!
He puts his skills to good use as a professional bodyguard - primitive and in love with danger!
Now he teams up with TV?s first lead-female private eye.

In "Death in the Desert", 1960's mob infested Las Vegas, they investigate a series of accidents?but will the attraction between the two cause the case to overheat?


Story: Trina Robbins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: Patrick J. Williams
Cover: Valarie Jones
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

HONEY WEST & T.H.E. CAT #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131190.

 Moonstone Books




Moonstone Books: Honey West "This Girl for Hire" TPB  - Coming in July!

Honey West = part Marilyn Monroe and part Mike Hammer!

The first woman of private eye fiction, and the first woman character in the lead role of an action TV show, returns with all new swinging 60's sexy and thrilling mysteries!

Gloria Fickling's creation has solved mysteries in a series of 10 novels, and was also the star of the TV series Honey West starring Anne Francis!
Collects issues #1-7

Stories: Trina Robbins, Elaine Lee
Art: Cynthia Martin, Ronn Sutton
7" x 10", color, 174 pages, $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-57-2


HONEY WEST: THIS GIRL FOR HIRE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131192.



Moonstone Books: The Spider: Master of Men HC - Coming in July!

Previews Exclusive!
**Includes the never-before-published issue #3, and a brand new illustrated short story!**

The original Spider, the most ruthless and relentless crime fighter of all time, (hated by both the Law and the Underworld) mows down crime in these Moonstone pulp action tales!
This volume also includes reprints "The Spider #1 & #2, "Return of the Monsters: The Spider vs Werewolf", The Spider XMAS , plus the prose short story "City of the Melting Dead".

Includes a foreword by Elizabeth Bissette, the great niece of the man who wrote the majority of original Spider tales: Norvell Page!


Story: Martin Powell
Art: Hannibal King, Pablo Marcos
Cover: Dan Brereton
7" x 10", grayscale, 106 pages, $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-58-9


THE SPIDER: MASTER OF MEN is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131193.



Mystery*File - Now online!

WINDY CITY PULP CONVENTION 2013 REPORT by Walker Martin  - New!
Dan Stumpf on WALTER PIDGEON, Bulldog Drummond & Nick Carter.
A Western Fiction Review: J. ALLAN DUNN – The Girl of Ghost Mountain
Pulp Fiction Review: FREDERICK NEBEL – East of Singapore
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: Thoughts on a December Evening, by Walker Martin
Reviewed by Marv Lachman: SHELDON JAFFERY, Editor – Selected Tales of Grim and Grue from the Horror Pulps
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2012, by Walker Martin
RICHARD DEMING’s Manville Moon series, by Jon L. Breen
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – Tough As Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue from the Pages of Black Mask
Reviewed by Walker Martin: DAVID GOODIS – Five Noir Novels of the 1940′s and 1950′s


NICK CARTER MYSTERIES TRIPLE FEATURE (1939-40) - Now available!

Nick Carter began his stint as literary icon and criminal foe over 125 years ago on the pages of dime novels. As times and media change, he’s donned a wide spectrum of hero hats: proto-superman, pulp detective, radio gumshoe, paperback spy-sassin — “the American Sherlock Holmes”…Perhaps the best incarnation of Nick Carter can be found in these three high-flying, white knuckling, brawling adventure mysteries starring the great Walter Pidgeon. Not yet confined by the probities of the leading support roles he would be called on to play, Walter’s Carter is equal parts cranium and cool, mixing the ratiocination with romance and fisticuffs. The looming war in Europe casts a shadow of the films as well, with Nick tackling timely menaces such as spies and saboteurs, alongside his diminutive amateur detective sidekick Bartholomew, a true B-man who literally controls swarms of angry bees.


NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE (1939) sees Nick tackling espionage and sabotage in the aviation industry with Rita Johnson providing earth-bound distractions. PHANTOM RAIDERS (1939) sees Nick tackling the sinking of supply ships with Fast Company star Florence Rice. SKY MURDER (1940) has Nick trying to clear Karen Verne of a locked aircraft murder. Future Falcon, Tom Conway is also aboard for the ride!


Running Time: 201 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME|ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
Format: Made To Order DVD
Audio Format: DOLBY DIGITAL
Closed Captioned: No
Box Type: Amaray Case
$18.95


Thanks to Dennis Roy for the tip!

THE PHANTOM: "WATCHES" CHARCOAL T-SHIRT  - Coming in July!

The Ghost Who Walks watches over you on this charcoal gray t-shirt!

SM-XL—T-Shirt    SRP: $20.99
XXL—T-Shirt    SRP: $23.99



THE PHANTOM T-SHIRT is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131569 (Small).

The Diamond Item Code is MAY131570 (Medium).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131571 (Large).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131572 (XL).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131573 (XXL).



Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

 
PulpFest is now accepting registrations for this year’s convention, running July 25th-28th.
Visit http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/ and you’ll be able to download our member and dealer registration forms.
You can pay for memberships and dealer tables via Paypal at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/paypal-order/.
You’ll also be able to book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus at the convention rate of $112 plus tax via our special link to the hotel at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10259538.



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

Albert R. Wetjen - Sailor, Writer - New!
Editor's Choice - Harry E. Maule of Short Stories on his criteria for selecting stories
Hugh Pendexter on making his first fiction sale
Free pulp stories at Munsey's - selected authors
Biography of Warren Hastings Miller - author, outdoorsman, sailor, editor
Interview with Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro)
Pulp in the mainstream - two sports pulp articles
Pulp in the mainstream - article on Margaret Brundage in The Atlantic magazine
Johnston McCulley - special exhibit being planned at his birthplace, Chillicothe, Ohio



QUEEN SONJA #35 - Arriving in comic shops April 24!
(Writer) Luke Lieberman; (Art) Milton Estevam; (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

It ends where it began, in the heart of Hyrkania itself.  Red Sonja is queen no more, but before she is done with the realm of crowns and kings, there is royal blood yet to be spilled, and her homeland yet to free.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





RED SONJA Volume 2 #1 - Coming in July!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Nicola Scott (main), Amanda Conner, Fiona Staples, Jenny Frison, Colleen Doran

THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! This thrilling new series features covers by the top female artists in the industry, including Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner and more. You do NOT want to miss this re-introduction the She-devil with a Sword!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA VOLUME 2 #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130985 (Nicola Scott cover).

The Diamond Item Code is MAY130986 (Amanda Conner cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130987 (Fiona Staples cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130988 (Jenny Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130989 (Colleen Doran cover).



The first of four volumes of Robert E. Howard’s fight fiction (with some nonfiction thrown in for good measure).
Cover art by Tom Gianni.


Become a member!

Support the Foundation by becoming a member. The Foundation will use annual membership fees to reach its missions and goals. The different levels of membership are:
 $20 – as a Supporting Member you will receive a 10% discount on REHF and REH Foundation Press (REHFP) books and merchandise.
 $50 – as a Friend of REH you will receive the member discount above as well as the REHF newsletter, and your name posted (if wanted) on the website.
 $100 – Legacy Circle members will receive all the above, along with invitations to special events, plus a yearly REHF pin. Legacy Circle members might also get other additional benefits during the year.
 
To become a member, pay either with PayPal to paypal@rehfoundation.org, or by sending a check to The Robert E. Howard Foundation, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX, 75025.
Your membership will be valid for one full year from the date you sign up.




ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR HC - Coming in July!
Roger Langridge (writer), J. Bone (art), Walter Simonson (cover).

Missing scientists! Plucky girl reporters! Betty and Cliff on the rocks! The mysterious Church of Cosmicism! And who is the sinister Otto Rune? Pulp thrills the way you like them as the Rocketeer comes up against a brand-new adversary in... "The Hollywood Horror!"

Hardcover, 104 pages, $21.99



ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130288 (Direct Market exclusive cover).

The Diamond Item Code is MAY130289.


THE ROCKETEER/THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION! #1 (of 4) - Coming in July!
Mark Waid (writer) • Paul Smith (art & cover)

The Spirit, created by Will Eisner, and The Rocketeer, created by Dave Stevens, are two of the most beloved characters in the history of comics. Now, these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time! A Central City Councilman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles. Commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt  (AKA The Spirit) and his daughter Ellen in tow, treks out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty... who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politicians body!

Full Color, 32 pages,  $3.99


THE ROCKETEER/THE SPIRIT: PULP FRICTION #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY130295.







Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel


Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.


Artwork © Nik Poliwko

Saturday Night at the Movies: The Pulp Novel: Walter B. Gibson (writer of The Shadow) - Now online!

Here’s a wonderful vintage 25 minute interview with Walter B. Gibson from TV Ontario’s famous Saturday Night At The Movies. The interviewer is Elwy Yost.

Thanks to Anthony Tollin for the tip!



THE SHADOW #12 - Arriving in comic shops April 24!
Written by Victor Gischler, art by Aaron Campbell, cover by Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Tim Bradstreet, Francesco Francavilla.

When robbers use deadly tactics to commit a series of bank holdups, The Shadow scours the underbelly of Manhattan to find the culprits.  Will his plan to put together his own robbery trap the criminals or simply lead to another murderous bank heist.  The Shadow Knows!


32 pages, $3.99.





THE SHADOW #16 - Coming in July!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander, Tim Bradstreet, and Francesco Francavilla.

The Shadow unravels the mystery of The Light, but each new answer only serves to raise new questions. Her mission leads innocent men and women to their deaths, and the next target on her list is The Shadow himself!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW #16 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131016.




THE SHADOW VOLUME 2: REVOLUTION TP - Coming in July!
(Writer) Victor Gischle;r (Art) Aaron Campbell, Jack Herbert, Giovanni Timpano; (Cover) Alex Ross

When his mystic powers fail, The Shadow travels the globe on a bloody search for answers. He attempts to reconnect with his spiritual masters in Nepal, but is sidetracked by an opium smuggling operation. Afterwards, he travels to the frontlines of the Spanish Civil War in pursuit of arms dealers and a would-be dictator. Who is the maniacal El Rey, and how will The Shadow dispense justice when he discovers that a former flame serves as his brutal enforcer, the Black Sparrow? Written by hardboiled crime novelist victor Gischler! Collects The Shadow #7-12.

Softcover, 7x10, 156 pages, Full Color, $19.99


THE SHADOW VOLUME 2: REVOLUTION is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131019.




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Shadows and Light

The Shadow Fan returns for his 28th episode! This time around, Barry reviews three different Shadow projects: "The Spoils of the Shadow," a classic novel from September 1, 1934; the "Shadows and Light" arc that appeared in The Shadow # 1-6 (1987); and Masks # 5 from Dynamite Comics. Barry gets a little heated during his discussion of Masks, so be warned!
 
If you love The Shadow, then this is the show for you! Pulp's greatest hero still lives!

 

THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #1 - Coming in July!
By Michael Uslan, and drawn by Keith Burns
 
In The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #1, a threat so titanic that it forces The Shadow to team-up with The Green Hornet! A plot so deadly that it involves real events in history and such famous and infamous people as Woodrow Wilson, Rasputin, J. Edgar Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Nikola Tesla! An unstoppable power will plunge the world into darkness… and no one but our two crime-fighting icons can stop it!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131008 (Alex Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is MAY131009 (John Cassaday cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131010 (Subscription variant cover).



THE SPIDER #14 - Coming in July!
Written by David Liss, Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Cover by Colton Worley

When The Fly raises the technological stakes, The Spider is bested at his own game. With his network crumbling, his company failing, and his friends helpless, Richard Wentworth faces enemies on all fronts. With fierce battles on New York streets and in skyscraper boardrooms, has The Spider finally met his match?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SPIDER #14 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131066.







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

Weird Tales in Ohio-Tonight - New!
J.U. Giesy (1877-1947)
Weird Tales in Ohio
Happy Birthday to Weird Tales
Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)


Tom Johnson - Now available!
EYES OF SATAN by Tom Johnson

From war-torn Europe comes a mastermind with plans to unite all the mobs under his leadership, but while he is making future plans, a small-time thief murders his young bride, calling for vengeance first. That vengeance results in the death of three people, the small time thief, a respected jewel dealer, and a city cop. Those murders bring in the underworld’s dreaded nemesis, The Phantom Detective. But when the lovely Muriel Havens, daughter of the Phantom’s only contact, Frank Havens, is kidnapped, can even the master detective run down the killer before death strikes again?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.



Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE BLACK BAT'S WAR by Tom Johnson

In the trenches of war-torn Germany, soldiers were dying from the medicines they received for their wounds. The Army generals blamed America for the bad drugs, yet nothing could be done until the source of the deadly medicine was uncovered and replaced with good drugs. While investigators are stymied, The Black Bat and his team of crime fighters take up the challenge in New York, uncovering a giant plot by a master criminal. But would they be in time to save brave young soldiers dying of their wounds in a far off No-Man’s Land?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.


WARLORD OF MARS #32  
Coming in July!

Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Leandro Oliveira
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter has spilled blood in the service of Helium. But for thousands of years before his arrival, his adopted homeland suffered at the hands of Mars’ other races. Now, his victories have awakened a legendary hero… one with a genocidal agenda of payback! When Carter protests, he finds himself on the run alongside his family. With no friends to turn to, alliances must be made with old enemies!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 WARLORD OF MARS #32 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131059.




WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #29  
Coming in July!

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by  Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves

War with the Machine Men! While Dejah Thoris recovers from an encounter with a figure from her past, Helium’s united Red Army launches thousands of ships to stop the accursed Machine Men march against Barsoom!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #29 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131062.



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 4: THE VAMPIRE MEN OF SATURN TP
Coming in July!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Carlos Rafael, Debora Carita (Cover) Paul Renaud

Dejah Thoris, the warrior princess of Mars, heads off to the northern wastes in self-imposed exile, driven by guilt. In the harsh wilds, she incurs the wrath of a golden-skinned Okar warrior, and draws the attention of alien scouts. Abducted to Saturn, Dejah Thoris finds that its bloodthirsty native race plans an invasion of Mars, and that she might soon transform into a vampiric creature herself! How will one Red Woman save her entire planet, when the only possible allies hunger for her blood? Collects Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #16-19.

Softcover, 7x10, 96 pages, Full Color, $16.99


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (available April 24).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY131065.









12 April 2013

2013 PULP FACTORY AWARDS PRESENTED AT WINDY CITY

For the fourth consecutive year, the Pulp Factory Awards were presented at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention.  
These awards are given to the best in new pulp fiction and art published during the previous year as voted on by the 111 members of the Pulp Factory;
an internet group made up of pulp writers, artists, editors, publishers and dedicated fans.

Writer William Patrick Maynard and artist Rob Davis once again co-hosted the award presentations, handing out the sculptured trophies done in the shape of a quill pen set against factory-like gears. 
The pen represents both writers and artists, the gears paying homage to the assembly-line production of the old pulps of the 1930s.

This year’s winners for the best in fiction and art for 2012 were:

For Best Pulp Novel –
THE LONE RANGER – VENDETTA by the late Howard Hopkins, published by Moonstone Books.

For Best Pulp Short Story –
"The Ghoul" by Ron Fortier from the anthology, “Monster Aces,” published by Pro Se Productions.

For Best Pulp Cover –
Joe Devito for THE INFERNAL BUDDHA published Altus Press.

For Best Interior Illustrations –
Rob Moran for THE RUBY FILES published by Airship 27 Productions.

This year’s preliminary nominations and final ballot represented a total of twelve New Pulp Fiction publishers. 
The Pulp Factory membership congratulates all the winners for their exceptional work.

Congratulations to the winners!


Altus Press
The Black Bat Omnibus Volume 2
By Norman A. Daniels
Now available!

Contains the next three Black Bat adventures:
"The Black Bat's Challenge"
"The Black Bat's Spy Trail"
"The Black Bat's Crusade"

400 pages, $29.95


Order the paperback from Amazon: $29.95
 Order the limited edition hardcover: $39.95


Altus Press


Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF CAPTAIN SATAN
Volume 1

Now available!

The complete series... back in print after 75 years!

Join the mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insideous rogues galleries!

Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this classic series is now available - complete in two deluxe volumes.

Volume 1 contains the first two stories, complete and with restored artwork:
"The Mask of the Damned" and "Parole for the Dead."




Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CASES OF CAPTAIN SATAN
Volume 2

Now available!

The complete series... back in print after 75 years!

Join the mysterious Captain Satan and his private army as they battle one of pulpdom’s most insideous rogues galleries!

Commanding high prices on the vintage pulp market, this classic series is now available - complete in two deluxe volumes.

Volume 2 contains the last three stories:
"The Dead Man Express," "A Ghost Rides the Dawn" and "The Ambassador From Hell."





Altus Press
THE COMPLETE CABALISTIC CASES OF SEMI DUAL
THE OCCULT DETECTOR, Volume 1: 1912
by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith
Introduction by Garyn Roberts

Now available!

One of Pulpdom's earliest occult detectives returns!
Running for over twenty years in the pages of The Cavalier, All-Story Weekly, The People's Magazine, Top Notch, and Argosy, these tales have never been reprinted until now.
Volume 1 contains the first three tales of Prince Abduel Omar AKA Semi Dual, all from 1912: "The Occult Detector," "The Significance of High 'D',” and "The Wisteria Scarf."

This premiere collection includes an all-new introduction by Garyn Roberts.

softcover: $24.95 | hardcover: $34.95


Altus Press
THE WHITE SAVAGE
THE COMPLETE TALES OF MATALAA
by E. Hoffmann Price
Introduction by Will Murray

Now available!

The Jungle Lord... of the South Pacific?  
Thrill to the adventures of Warren Steele, Jr., the only survivor of a south seas shipwreck who was raised by a witch doctor to battle evil.


Written by pulp master E. Hoffmann Price, this series has never been properly reprinted, until now.

368 pages, $29.95


Altus Press
THE SECRET 6 CLASSICS
BLOOD, SWEAT AND BULLETS
 Featuring The Suicide Squad by Emile C. Tepperman

Now available!

The Suicide Squad returns for six more adventures


COFFINS FOR THE SUICIDE SQUAD
Boldly, New York’s crime czar flung bis challenge before the F.B.I., daring the full might of America’s prize crime-fighting machine to a finish war! And Washington answered with the Suicide Squad—three grinning, fighting Volunteers of Death—to tame a murder empire!


THE COFFIN BARRICADE
Eight young special agents went out to get the Undertaker, unknown Czar of the Corpse Bazaar. Eight came hack—in caskets and embalmed! So the Chief sent out the Suicide Squad—Murdoch, Kerrigan and Klaw. He figured they’d lived close enough to Death to be able to find the Undertaker—and put him six feet under!

THE SUICIDE SQUAD MEETS THE RISING SUN
We are all engaged in the defense of our great nation. But, in one of the most amazing chapters of this war, it became the grim task of Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw, three lone champions of democracy, to find and destroy a Japanese Army of nine thousand brutal fanatics—who were hidden here in the United States!


SO SORRY, MR. HIROHITO!
Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw, the famed Suicide Squad, had always fought side to side, welcoming any odds. But on that nightmare night in Valparaiso, Johnny Kerrigan stood alone against the Jap horde, while Steve Klaw went to wrest the great ship-building works from the Axis—with a thirteen-year-old girl as his only ally!

TARGETS FOR THE FLAMING ARROW
They had no clues, nothing but the charred arrow which had snuffed out the life of the American diplomat. But more important, Kerrigan, Murdoch and Klaw had almost no time at all in which to work, for within four days, the Flaming Arrow’s medieval minions were scheduled to destroy America’s vast war effort. Could even the famed Suicide Squad stop this Axis grand coup—before they too became living targets for the Flaming Arrow…?

BLOOD, SWEAT AND BULLETS
The Ox had America neatly packaged to deliver to Hitler on Christmas morning. And, with only five shopping days left to Christmas, Kerrigan and Murdoch bartered their partner’s life as the price of her freedom. But Steve Klaw found that he had to chase death three thousand miles to seal his bargain—while Kerrigan and Murdoch were helpless save to rush him to his doom!



BEB Books - Now available!
Just in time for Windy City Con!
BEB Books introduces The Thrill Book Library.
Plus, two new reprints from the famous Secret Agent X series.

The Thrill Book Library
THE THRILL BOOK is one of the prize “gets” in Pulp fandom, if only for its extreme scarcity. Published by Street and Smith, it ran for sixteen semi-monthly issues from March thru October of 1919. THE THRILL BOOK has also sparked interest because it was never certain what kind of magazine it was intended to be. Some have argued that it was a proto-science fiction magazine because it published two SF stories by Murray Leinster and Francis Stevens’ novel, "The Heads of Cerberus". Others, looking at the stories by Greye Le Spina, Tod Robbins, Perley Poore Sheehan and others contend that THE THRILL BOOK was closer to style to WEIRD TALES. Reading through the issues of THE THRILL BOOK I have been struck by how much good material was in here. Maybe not all A-list material but a lot of really good and satisfying stories. Beb Books is undertaking a program to reprint much of this material in low-cost theme collections. WOLVES OF THE STEPPE AND OTHER STORIES is the first in this series.

The Thrill Book Library: Wolves of the Steppe
WOLVES OF THE STEPPE reprints every story Greye Le Spina wrote for The Thrill Book – classics like the title story, “The Wax Doll" and “The Ultimate Ingredient” as well as “The Hidden Landscape”, and "From Over the Border.” Rounding out the volume are a trio of stories by other authors about lethal spiders, cursed butterflies and strangler’s hands. Seventy pages of fine reading for a low, low $6.00

The Thrill Book Library: Down the Coast of Shadows

The second volume from from The Thrill Book Library is DOWN THE COAST OF SHADOWS AND OTHER STORIES. Perley Poore Sheehan was a very successful writer in the 19-teens and early twenties.  He mostly wrote for ALL-STORY MAGAZINE but editor Harold Hersey got him to write two stories for THE THRILL BOOK, the title story, a novelet and “A Hank of Yarn,” both fine ghost stories. The Thrill Book published many supernatural stories. Six of the best round out this volume. This include Edward Lucas White’s “House of the Nightmare,” Carlton W. Kendall’s “The Fear” and  S. Carleton’s “The Clasp of Rank.”

Sixty-Five pages of spooky adventures for only $6.00.

Stay tuned to this site as more volumes in The Thrill Book Library series are released.

PLAGUE OF THE GOLDEN DEATH by Brant House
Secret Agent “X” #35 (December, 1937)

They were a pack of weird, swarming scarecrows—dealing strange, vile death to all mankind. And Secret Agent X, that resourceful criminal pursuer, found that these gruesome dealers in wholesale murder were immune to all normal, human means of fighting. When his ruse failed, X discovered himself a victim of the Golden Death.

A mystery begun on the battlefields of Europe finds its twisted denouncement on the movie lots of Hollywood!


CURSE OF THE MANDARIN'S FAN by Brant House
Secret Agent “X” #36 (February, 1938)

Chang, lord of Chinatown’s secret catacombs, ruler of an empire of hell—held the dire curse of a fan of evil. And the blood of the innocent was shed with the blood of the guilty... And even Secret Agent X, nemesis of master criminals, found himself hopelessly entangled in this strange, mad vortex of rival kings of nefarious crime.


Beb Books are printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, side stapled with a color cover and all illustrations from the original publication (if there are any). Beb Books are set in new type for easy reading.

My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.
Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224






THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #3 - Arriving in comic shops April 17!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover)

Under the watchful gaze of the mysterious Labyrinto, Black Beetle fights for his life! Is this the doing of a man that Black Beetle thought was dead? Could a zombie mobster be commanding the foes of Colt City's dark avenger?! If he survives the night, the investigative insect will be left with questions to ponder as he takes his investigation . . . to the morgue!

32 pages, $3.99






Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #36/37
Now available!

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s 1934 smash THE THIN MAN, by eminent film historian Richard Bann; the early career of AMAZING STORIES editor Raymond A. Palmer; H. Bedford-Jones on writing for the pulps; Will Murray establishes the true identity of a long-forgotten hero-pulp writer; silent-era movie serials made by Vitagraph Company of America; a Spanish-language Zorro simulacrum called El Coyote; and much more. Also, a pictorial feature with the stylings of pulp’s new pinup queen, Mala Mastroberte, who adorns our cover. Plus: reprints of rare, uncollected pulp stories (including the overlooked first entry in the popular Jimmie Cordie series), a gallery of pulp cover paintings (scanned from the originals), pulp and book reviews, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, which can be purchased for $19.95 (shipping included) at the Murania Press website.

Murania Press is offering Windy City attendees special deals on product they purchase at the show:
  • Anyone buying both BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER volumes will get the pair for $40, which is 20 percent off the list price. 
  • J. Allan Dunn’s BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, currently the best-selling title in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series, continues to elicit praise and delight new readers unfamiliar with this prolific author. Windy City attendees who want this book and its sequel THE ISLAND (coming in May) can pre-order at the show and get both books for $30 postpaid.
  • Anyone who subscribes to BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER for the first time at the convention will be entitled to 20 percent off any Murania Press publications purchased at the same time.
These deals are good only as long as supplies last, and only for the duration of the Windy City convention.



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

Murania Press Sale at the Upcoming Windy City Pulp/Paper Expo
Wuxtry, Wuxtry: Hot Off The Press! THE BEST OF BnT: VOLUME TWO
Now Available: WILDERNESS TRAIL
The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
H. Bedford-Jones: King Of The Pulps
Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 226: One Foot In My Grave
Joel Jenkins returns to the Book Cave to chat about his latest novel, One Foot In My Grave.

Episode 225: Bigfoot Blues
Episode 224:  Doc Savage: Skull Island
Episode 223:  The Lazarus Paradigm by Mark Eidemiller
Episode 222:  Ed Erdelac
Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Episode 220:  1933!
 

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #1 - Coming in July!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), Felipe Massafera (Cover), and Paolo Rivera (Variant cover)

On the run from the US government after fleeing custody, Captain Midnight has been labeled a security risk. In the forties, he was an American hero, a daredevil fighter pilot, a technological genius, a superhero. But since he rifled out of the Bermuda Triangle into the present day, Captain Midnight doesn't know what or who to trust!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 31.





Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition - Now available!
By Steve Behrends

Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a major writer of fantasy and science fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. Together with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, Smith was one of the "Three Musketeers" of legendary Weird Tales magazine, and contributed some of the most distinctive (and controversial) fantastic fiction to ever appear in Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories. His "City of the Singing Flame" and "Vaults of Yoh-Vombis" are acknowledged classics in the field, but represent only two selections from a career that produced more than one hundred short stories and over five hundred poems. His imagination roamed the exotic realms of Zothique, Poseidonis, and Averoigne, settings for piquant and colorful tales of beauty and death--stories that value image and atmosphere over plot and action, told in a richly ornate prose-style that has won him ardent admirers, and has influenced such writers as Ray Bradbury, Jack Vance, and Bruce Sterling.

This Second Edition of the first book-length study of Smith--a substantial examination of his life and works, his artistic evolution and literary heritage--includes a supplementary suite of essays that delve into the most interesting aspects of Smith's fiction, plus Smith's own tale of Mars, "Mnemoka," unpublished in his lifetime, but resurrected here from the fragments of its burned manuscript. Drawing on unpublished materials and correspondence, and conversations with surviving friends and colleagues, critic Steve Behrends paints a portrait of Clark Ashton Smith as a gifted, stubborn iconoclast, one of the last surviving Romantics in the heyday of Realism--a man born outside his time, whose escape lay in the dream-journeys of his fiction and poetry.


Trade paperback, $14.99



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 - Arriving in comic shops April 17!
Brian Wood (Writer), Andrea Mutti (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan's army has infiltrated the Shemite fortress protected by Bêlit! Can their love for each other survive the battle—and can they?
 "The Woman on the Wall" concludes!



Full Color, 32 pages,
$3.50, On sale April 17







CONAN THE BARBARIAN #18  - Coming in July!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

While under the mind-altering influences of the potent yellow lotus, Conan and Bêlit relive their most disturbing memories and begin to question their future together, as they plum the dark depths of their own souls.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 17.



CONAN: THE PHENOMENON TP - Coming in September!
Paul M. Sammon (Writer), Michael Moorcock (Writer), and Frank Frazetta (Cover)

This in-depth tour through the history of fantasy's greatest hero covers everything from the earliest prose pieces of Robert E. Howard, to Frazetta's explosive artwork, through the Schwarzenegger film, and into the rebirth of the character at Dark Horse Comics. Comics historian Paul M. Sammon delivers an engrossing visual history!

Trade paperback, 176 pages, $19.99, in stores on September 18.


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

Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 4, 5 & 6 (1933) - New!
Pulp Gallery: GHOST STORIES (1926) - New!
Comic Gallery: SHEENA, Queen of the Jungle (1940) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 4, 5 & 6 (1940)
Overlooked Films: THE BLACK PIRATE (1926)
WANTED: Oliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia
Art Gallery: DIME MYSTERY (1934)
ELLERY QUEEN in Crackajack Funnies (1940)
Deadlier Than the Male: CRIMES BY WOMEN (1948)
Art Gallery: DOC SAVAGE Pulps 1, 2 & 3 (1933)




DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #3   
Arriving in comic shops April 17!

Written by Mark Rahner, Art by Lui Antonio, Cover by Jay Anacleto.

The Princess of Helium fights for her life! Dejah Thoris must escape from a dungeon of doomed amputees to the claustrophobic labyrinth of Martian caves, avoiding the rogue Tharks that intend to sell her red meat one piece at a time.


32 pages, $3.99.






Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

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





Edgar Rice Burroughs: A PRINCESS OF MARS
Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael W. Kaluta
Coming in June!

Following up the Disney-produced motion picture that just hit theaters, relive this classic adventure tale from Edgar Rice Burroughs.
John Carter and his 'Barsoom' experiences are re-imagined in gorgeous chapter illustrations by comic legend Mike Kaluta!

A rough version of the cover is shown. The book will have this cover, endpapers, a title page illo and 20 interior illustrations, all in this sort of Ancient Dead Sea Bottom color
.

Harcover, Full Color, 240 pages, 6” x 9”, $17.99

 


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!

"Treachery on Planetoid 41" by Floyd Gale from AMAZING STORIES, June, 1940
Steve Ryan and Bart hall are trapped on a planetoid and must wait 38 days for rescue.  But someone wants them gone sooner!
"The 9th Doll" by Robert Leslie Bellem from THRILLING DETECTIVE, August, 1948
Featuring: Nick Ransom
Actress Kitty Culpepper's hobby was mildly repulsive to the private sleuth Nick Ransom until it led to a case of grim murder - which was anything but mild!
"Valentine West, Secret Agent: The Man With The Carnation" by Percy James Brebner from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 3, 1918
Featuring: Valentine West, Secret Agent
Valentine West is an American working for British Intelligence. In this story plans for a machine gun have been stolen with no clue as to by who. An acquaintance of West's takes him out to dinner then springs on him that he stole the papers and invites West back to his apartment.



Famous Monsters of Filmland #267 - Now available!

This issue is divided into three sections, Gerry Anderson, Cthulhu and King Kong.

Skull Island reveals its secrets once more.
80 years ago, Merian C. Cooper and Willis O'Brien unleashed the 8th Wonder of the World on filmgoers: King Kong!  We'll look back at the cast, crew, and legacy of filmland's tragic King.

"Every Generation Gets the Kong it Deserves" by Peter Martin
"Every Picture Tells a Story" by John Michlig
"Kong-fidentially Yours" by Forrest J. Ackerman
"Japan's Kong-nection"  by Jim Cirronella
"Doc Savage: Skull Island"  Short interview with Will Murray and Joe DeVito

We'll also explore the stories of one of Hollywood's most influential, yet seldom seen, monsters: Chtulhu.
Scholar S.T. Joshi leads a team of experts as we dive into the "Mythos" and uncover the hidden power behind Lovecraft's greatest creation.

"The Creation of Cthulhu" by S.T. Joshi
"Lovecraft’s Acolytes" by Robert M. Price
"Famous Monsters of Lovecraft"
by Robert M. Price
"The New Mythos Writers" by S.T. Joshi
"Cthulhu for Newbies" by Lianne Spiderbaby
"The Language of Lovecraft" by Holly Interlandi
"The Eldritch of Providence" by Bob Eggleton

Plus: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, our new TERROR BY DESIGN column, and much more.





GREEN HORNET #35 - Arriving in comic shops April 17!
(Writer) Jai Nitz; (Art) Jethro Morales; (Cover) Stephen Sadowski

There’s only enough room for one Green Hornet and Kato in Century City! One Green Hornet is back from the dead, the other is loathe to let go of his mantle. The legacy of the emerald insect looms large over this battle to the death. Did we mention a dirty bomb is poised to go off and the city hangs in the balance?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





HALF PAST DANGER #3 - Coming in July!
Written and art by Stephen Mooney, covers by Stephen Mooney

As the team prepare for an all-out assault on the Nazi base, friendships are formed and secrets revealed. It’s four operatives against an entire company of S.S., led by the formidable Oberleutnant Toht. And then of course there are the scores of unleashed dinosaurs...what could possibly go wrong?   



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






THE HOGBEN CHRONICLES by Henry Kuttner  - New Kickstarter Campaign to publish Kuttner collection!

Henry Kuttner wrote the humorous Hogben series for THRILLING WONDER STORIES. 
The four story series is about an ill-assorted family of weirdly gifted Mutant hillbillies and has never been collected into one volume.
"Exit the Professor" (October 1947 Thrilling Wonder)
"Pile of Trouble" (April 1948 Thrilling Wonder)
"See You Later" (June 1949 Thrilling Wonder)
"Cold War" (October 1949 Thrilling Wonder)


Borderlands Press is celebrating its first project with Kickstarter! They have initiated a Kickstarter Campaign to finance the publication of Kuttner's Hogben stories in one volume which will be illustrated by British comic book artist, Steve Parkhurst.
THE HOGBEN CHRONICLES is edited by Pierce Watters and F. Paul Wilson, with an introduction by Neil Gamain!
Planned editions include an ebook, trade paperback, hardcover limited edition, and a leather-bound hardcover in a traycase lettered edition.
The editors and Mr. Gaiman have agreed to sign 600 copies of the various editions.
This book has the full cooperation of the Kuttner estate so that his heirs will share in the proceeds.


This project will only be funded if at least $30,000 is pledged by Sunday May 26, 9:55am EDT.
Complete details can be found at the link below.

 

THE INTERPRETATION OF ZINES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SCI-FI FANZINES - Coming in July!
Luis Ortiz

A remarkable journey through the development of a popular subculture, from its earliest fans in the 1930s who used primitive desktop-printing technology to create amateur “zines” mimicking newsstand magazines to more recent zines dedicated to media science fiction, this chronicle of sci-fi fandom is a unique, eccentric, and richly entertaining look at the genre. From Ray Bradbury and Gene Simmons to Stephen King and Roger Ebert, the work of famous sci-fi zinesters is explored as well as all the marginal ephemera from a once isolated little genre that has now gained worldwide recognition and acceptance.

Softcover, 8x11, 176 pages, B&W    SRP: $19.99



NonStop Press   Amazon.com

James Bond: The Birth of Bond - April 12 through July 5, 2013!

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, The University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library is hosting a special exhibition called The Birth of Bond. The exhibition opens April 12 and runs through July 5, 2013


James Bond: The New Mission - Coming September 26 in the U.K.; October in the U.S.!

The release date for William Boyd's new James Bond novel has been announced!

The title will be revealed on Monday, April 15.
The plot remains a closely guarded secret.
William Boyd’s new Bond novel will be published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 26th September 2013
It will be available from HarperCollins in the United States and Canada in early October.
 
This novel will see a return to the classic Bond era, featuring a 45 year old 007 in 1969. 
Visit www.jamesbondthenewmission.co.uk to hear all the latest news as it is released.



KING CONAN: THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON #3  - Coming in July!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomas Giorello (Pencil), José Villarrubia (Color), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Aided by the brave harem girl Zenobia, the deposed barbarian king escapes a gruesome dungeon using both stealth and brute force--only to come face to face with one of his ruthless captors! Conan seeks to reclaim his crown, but he'll have to defeat an army backed by an evil wizard first!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 31.





KORAK, SON OF TARZAN VOLUME 2 HC - Coming in September!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Russ Manning (Art)

Stepping out from Tarzan's shadow and with all of Africa his to explore, Korak--"the killer"--and his chimpanzee sidekick Pahkut make new friends and enemies, embark on daring rescues, and fight dinosaurs, crocodile men, subterranean raiders, and even aliens! The thrilling conclusion! Collects Korak, Son of Tarzan #7 thru #11 and #21 from Gold Key! Foreword by Stephen R. Bissette!

192 pages, $49.99, in stores on September 4.




The Lone Ranger Collectors Edition - Coming June 4!

From TV Shows on DVD:
Five years ago, Classic Media and their distributor at the time, Genius Media, released a 13-DVD package of "The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition," with the first two seasons of the classic 1949 show, plus nice bonus items. Fans have longed for the remaining 3 seasons to come out in a similar fashion, or - better yet - a package with all 5 seasons of the show all together. With the new Disney film (starring Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter) coming out this Fourth of July holiday, might the time be right for a big gift set tie-in with the original TV show?

Amazon.com is now showing a pre-order listing for a June 4th release of an item titled "Lone Ranger - Collector's Edition." It's priced at $199.95 SRP, and shows a running time of "5500 minutes"...which calculates out correctly for 221 half-hour episodes, even if that's just an estimated running time. The Amazon listing doesn't give the number of discs involved, but a little digging on our part with the distributor, Anderson Merchandisers, turns up a count of "30" DVDs. We haven't absolutely confirmed yet that this is the complete series of the legendary TV show...but it seems like it probably would be!


The Amazon pre-order listing at the link below has been updated with a description which fills us in about the contents...especially that it's actually a COMPLETE SERIES set!

28 discs contain all 5 Seasons/221 episodes of the original Lone Ranger. Discs are housed in a Coffee Table Book V 2 discs per page.Two bonus discs with two feature films, Lassie episode featuring the Lone Ranger, 1960's cartoon and an Original Radio Broadcast.Slipcase around book contains inside graphics. Book contains episode guide with synopsis for all 221 episodes. Photo reprint for the Lone Ranger Rare Lone Ranger Comic Book.Four additional memorabilia items.


Format: NTSC
Studio: Anderson Merchandisers, L
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Run Time: 5500 minutes


Lovecraft's Monsters - Coming in February 2014!
by Ellen Datlow, editor

This deliciously creepy and loving tribute to the master of modern horror features riveting illustrated stories of his wicked progeny.

In the century since the master of horror, H. P. Lovecraft, published his first story, the monstrosities that crawled out of his brain have become legend: the massive, tentacled Cthulhu, who lurks beneath the sea waiting for his moment to rise; the demon Sultan Azathoth, who lies babbling at the center of the universe, mad beyond imagining; the Deep Ones, who come to shore to breed with mortal men; and the unspeakably-evil Hastur, whose very name brings death. These creatures have been the nightmarish fuel for generations of horror writers, and the inspiration for some of their greatest works.

This impressive anthology celebrates Lovecraft's most famous beasts in all their grotesque glory, with each story a gripping new take on a classic mythos creature and affectionately accompanied by an illuminating illustration. Within these accursed pages something unnatural slouches from the sea into an all-night diner to meet the foolish young woman waiting for him, while the Hounds of Tindalos struggle to survive trapped in human bodies, haunting pool halls for men they can lure into the dark. Strange, haunting, and undeniably monstrous, this is Lovecraft as you have never seen him before.


978-1-61696-121-3 / trade paperback / 6x9 / February 2014 / 432 pages / $16.95



Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

 
PulpFest 2013 is looking for writers to participate in the "New Fictioneers" part of our programming.
Here's what it's all about: “They were called scribes, word slingers, hacks and penny-a-worders.
But perhaps the most favored term, especially among the men and women who labored for the bloody pulps,
was fictioneer--a fiction writer, especially a prolific creator of commercial or pulp fiction.
Join PulpFest as we celebrate today's fictioneers--the authors writing the new pulp fiction.
Listen .... as they read excerpts from .... (their) exciting pulp yarns.
They'll also be available for questions, critiques, and good, old-fashioned schmoozing."

 Each presentation is about fifty minutes long, with half for reading and half for schmoozing (and an opportunity to sell your books).
We'd prefer someone who has not previously performed a reading, but "repeat offenders" are certainly welcome. If you're interested, please write to mike@pulpfest.com.



We hope to see you at Windy City next week and especially at PulpFest at the end of July.

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown

Early pulp pastiches of Doc Savage - New
Doc Ardan: A Doc Savage predecessor - New!

The techno-pulp of Clive Cussler
Book review: ‘Fragment’
Lester Dent’s ‘gadget heroes’
The other pulp characters of Johnston McCulley
Judex: A Shadow predecessor  
Amusement Inc. vs. The Scarlet Ace


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

The mystery of ‘Cowboy Thrill Magazine’ - New!

Taking pulp art on the road - New!

Battling the stigma of ‘pulp’ - New!

The pulps and modern-day stereotyping
‘Amazing Stories’ (July 1940)
Remembering Lovecraft
Remembering Lester Dent

Radio Archives
The Secret 6 Audiobook #1 The Red Shadow
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

  Now available!

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

Steeger always credited the successful Park Avenue Hunt Club stories running in the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly as his main inspiration. But the types of stories he asked Robert J. Hogan to write smacked of the one and only Doc Savage. In a sense, The Secret 6 was a take off of Doc Savage and his men—but without the superhuman aspects of Doc. The title was lifted from a 1931 crime film. To insure that the first issue sold like hotcakes, they stole a little more of Street & Smith’s thunder by titling that debut novel The Red Shadow.


The premise was simple. Framed for the crimes of the diabolical Red Shadow, a mystery man with a haunted past calling himself King breaks out of the Death House. Scouring the Underworld, he assembles a team of shadowy specialists who dedicate themselves to hunting down The Red Shadow. But The Red Shadow conceals a secret even The Secret 6 doesn’t suspect!

 
One major clue can be found in a list of the members of this new crime-busting organization: King, The Doctor, The Professor, The Key, The Bishop, Shakespeare and Luga. Yes. Seven men have banded together to become the fearless fugitives operating outside the law known as—The Secret 6! One will not survive…
 
Only four issues of The Secret 6 were ever published. But what a glorious run! The Red Shadow was followed by House of Walking Corpses, The Monster Murders and The Golden Alligator. Each succeeding novel was more fantastic than the one before. Collectively, they read like a dry run for Carleton E. Morse’s classic radio series, I Love a Mystery.
 
The Red Shadow is narrated with the headlong velocity of a locomotive by Michael C. Gwynne. Three action stories round out this first Secret 6 audiobook, all of them penned by Robert J. Hogan hiding under a blizzard of pseudonyms. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.



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

The Spider #65: The Song of Death
Weird, haunting, the murder-melody rang in the ears of New York — and all those who heard its sinister song died in the throes of raving madness! For a monstrous musician had mastered the city, holding the police and Underworld alike at bay. One by one, the men marked to die received the music-score with the printed notes that were tiny skulls — and none dared raise a hand to stay the red harvest. Yet Richard Wentworth, in the grim black garb of the Spider, struck at the unseen Terror — matching one courageous champion's strength against the fabulous power of a madman who had found the way to murder men with a simple score of music! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Secret 6 #1: The Red Shadow
It struck out of the night, a phantom monster whose blood-red shadow brought death to everyone it touched. New York was panic-stricken. Beneath its reign of terror, the police were helpless. But grimly, out of the list of victims, rose six men — six men who vowed to track the scarlet killer to a murder showdown! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Arthur Leo Zagat Book 3
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by Arthur Leo Zagat, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances.
These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.

Terror Tales: Honeymoon With Death by John B. Matthews
What would you do if you knew the ones you loved were doomed to die horribly in your defense? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: I Doubled For Death! by Saunders M. Cummings
Lester Emery feared that his body remained in the laboratory, while his disembodied spirit was driven forth to murder — slave to the grim genius of a madman... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: If Thy Right Hand Offend Thee by John Flanders

From nowhere came the hand — bringing with it a lingering death... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
  
Rangeland Romances #3: Sweethearts of the Wagon Train by Art Lawson

Miles from the wagon train and afoot in hostile Indian country, Linda found herself alone at night with her sister’s sweetheart. Linda feared this handsome buckskin man, but she feared her own heart more — for she knew she’d give it to him... for the asking! One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #9: Go West For Your Man by Sophie Ellis

When vibrant Marta met Noah Conrad she knew that she would have to come out of her shell of indifference and match wits and kisses with a soft, cuddly, starry-eyed belle. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook 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 #74 - Arriving in comic shops April 17!
(Writer) Eric Trautmann (Art) Edgar Salazar (Cover) Walter Geovani

A time-lost, crumbling ruin, a centuries old blood feud, and old enemies and allies colliding on the crimson-stained ground of Hyrkania's most storied battlefield. Add Red Sonja to the mix and you have a recipe for sharp-edged savagery.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Robert Lesser Collection: Pulp Art - National Tour in the works!
The New Britain Museum of American Art announced today the first major national tour of “Pulp Art.”
No exhibition sites have been announced, but the museum is “seeking to present the exhibition at upcoming Pulp collectors events and meetings.”





The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction! #1 (of 4) - Coming in July!
Mark Waid (writer) • Paul Smith (art & cover)

The Spirit, created by Will Eisner, and The Rocketeer, created by Dave Stevens, are two of the most beloved characters in the history of comics. Now, these two great pulp-inspired heroes meet for the very first time! A Central City Councilman disappears and is found dead in Los Angeles. Commissioner Dolan, along with Denny Colt  (AKA The Spirit) and his daughter Ellen in tow, treks out to the City of Angels to investigate. Meanwhile, Cliff Secord (The Rocketeer) consoles his sweetheart Betty... who is traumatized after accidentally discovering the politicians body!

Full Color, 32 pages,  $3.99









Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel


A preview of "Tarzan Rescues the Moon", as illustrated by Tom Floyd, from the upcoming all-new graphic novel anthology JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN.
Written by Martin Powell with over a dozen visionary artists. Authorized by ERB, Inc.


Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.


Artwork © Thomas Floyd

The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Murder Master!

The Shadow Fan returns for his 27th episode! This week, he takes a look at two classic novels: "The Murder Master" (February 15, 1938) and "The Hydra" (December 1, 1942). Since both of those novels were reprinted in Volume 4 of the Sanctum series, he goes ahead and reviews the entire package!
 
If you love pulp's greatest hero, then this is the podcast for you!


 

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #1 - Coming in July!
By Michael Uslan, and drawn by Keith Burns
 
In The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #1, a threat so titanic that it forces The Shadow to team-up with The Green Hornet! A plot so deadly that it involves real events in history and such famous and infamous people as Woodrow Wilson, Rasputin, J. Edgar Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Nikola Tesla! An unstoppable power will plunge the world into darkness… and no one but our two crime-fighting icons can stop it!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #2 - Arriving in comic shops April 17!
Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin.

Bear witness to the first time that The Shadow ever donned his costume in action! When mobsters meet in secret at a meatpacking warehouse, they become the unfortunate first criminals to see the Master of Men’s unsettling form. Will any survive the ensuing carnage to warn their master? Plus, Margo Lane and the debut of The Shadow’s ultimate nemesis!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Tarzan Feature Film - Warner Brothers pulls the plug!
Warner Brothers has reportedly pulled the plug on David Yates’ Tarzan, which was scheduled to go into production this summer. They’re mothballing it, and closing down the production office. It’s not official yet, but the reason was a budget that  would just not come down to a level that WB was comfortable with. The re-imagining of the Edgar Rice Burroughs tale has David Yates directing with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard playing the title character and Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain as Jane.



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.

J.U. Giesy (1877-1947) - New!
Weird Tales in Ohio
Happy Birthday to Weird Tales
Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)


Tom Johnson - Now available!
EYES OF SATAN by Tom Johnson

From war-torn Europe comes a mastermind with plans to unite all the mobs under his leadership, but while he is making future plans, a small-time thief murders his young bride, calling for vengeance first. That vengeance results in the death of three people, the small time thief, a respected jewel dealer, and a city cop. Those murders bring in the underworld’s dreaded nemesis, The Phantom Detective. But when the lovely Muriel Havens, daughter of the Phantom’s only contact, Frank Havens, is kidnapped, can even the master detective run down the killer before death strikes again?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.



Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE BLACK BAT'S WAR by Tom Johnson

In the trenches of war-torn Germany, soldiers were dying from the medicines they received for their wounds. The Army generals blamed America for the bad drugs, yet nothing could be done until the source of the deadly medicine was uncovered and replaced with good drugs. While investigators are stymied, The Black Bat and his team of crime fighters take up the challenge in New York, uncovering a giant plot by a master criminal. But would they be in time to save brave young soldiers dying of their wounds in a far off No-Man’s Land?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.







05 April 2013

2013 Film Release Dates
April 12, 2013
OBLIVION
May 3, 2013
May 17, 2013
May 31, 2013
IRON MAN 3
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
THE PURGE
June 7, 2013
June 7, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
AFTER EARTH
NOW YOU SEE ME
MAN OF STEEL
WORLD WAR Z
MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
July 3, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 26, 2013
THE LONE RANGER
PACIFIC RIM
THE WOLVERINE
August 9, 2013
ELYSIUM
September 13, 2013
September 27, 2013
I, FRANKENSTEIN
THE TOMB
October 18, 2013
CARRIE
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 25, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
JACK RYAN

17th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 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.





34th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show - April 7, 2013!



Valley Inn & Conference Center
10621 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
818-891-1771
Admission - $5
Free Parking


37th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship - April 11-12, 2013!
The 37th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship on April 11-12, 2013 will offer something for everyone.

The two-day event opens with a fiction/poetry reading by science fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman at 6:00 pm, Thursday,(Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, room 112).
Friday morning features readings by visiting writers from 9:30 to 11:30 in the Sandia Room of the Campus Union. Luncheon (reservations required), beginning at 11:45 am in the Campus Union Ballroom, will feature mistress of ceremonies SF author Connie Willis and an address by Haldeman. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by writers in attendance.

Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3 - 6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.


Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door. Reservations must be received by Monday, April 8.


57th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show - April 7, 2013!
Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$4.50 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale.


2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013
April Update:
The catalog for the Jerry Weist estate auction Friday night (April 12) at this year's Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is now available for viewing at google docs (link below).  There are loads of great items there, including many rare Burroughs items (highlighted by 3 installments of his first novel, "Under the Moons of Mars," from ALL-STORY) The remaining images will be posted this weekend to the website and the con's facebook page. Hope to see you all at the show next week, which is shaping up to be our biggest ever!


Well, with the New Year fast approaching, the clock is ticking towards pulp fandom's first big party of the year -- the 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  The con will run from April 12-14, 2013 (with the con suite opening the night of April 11), and will be at the same hotel as the last several, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. The last two years our dealer room has had 141 tables and we're going with the same configuration this year.  Based on the last two years, we should sell out of wall tables in early January, and island tables in early February, so if you've been thinking of getting a table at the convention, please let us know as soon as possible!

This year's themes will celebrate the 80th anniversaries of science fiction and fantasy magazines (using as our starting point Weird Tales for fantasy and the scientifiction issue of Science & Invention for SF), as well as the 100th anniversary of Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu.

Those themes will be the focus of our film programming, once again being assembled by Blood 'N' Thunder's Ed Hulse, as well as our art show, program book and evening panels.

If you have any appropriate art that you'd be willing to make available for display, please let me know.  And we're still looking for more material for the program book, which once again is in the hands of Tom Roberts of Black Dog Books (and if you'd like to place an ad in the program book, the deadline is March 5, 2013).

Our Friday night auction will once again feature material from the estate of Jerry Weist, but this time most of the material will be from Jerry's personal collection (as well as a few lots from the warehouse find that has been the focus of the last few year's auctions).  As many of you know, Jerry collected for condition, and there are some beautiful pulps among the over 1100 items that will be spread across 200 lots.  We're in the process of photographing and scanning, and have 41 lots currently available for viewing on our website and Facebook page -- check them out!  More will be added soon. 

Among the highlights of the auction are over 80 issues of ALL-STORY, including 16 issues with ERB (including 3 installments of his first story, UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS), a complete run of PLANET STORIES in great condition, 11 stunning issues of REAL DETECTIVE TALES AND MYSTERY STORIES, a rare publisher's bound copy of OVERLAND MONTHLY featuring 2 stories and 2 poems by CLARK ASHTON SMITH (including his first published story and first published poem), items from the files of the Gernsback magazines, early issues of BLUE BOOK, and tons more.

If you're planning on staying at the hotel, the deadline for booking rooms and getting the convention rate is 5:00 pm Central on March 25, 2013.
You can book online at the website the hotel set up for us:  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/5324
You can also find the link on our website and Facebook page.

 


We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

The 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF) Gathering - May 17-19, 2013!

The 2013 Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF) Gathering will be held 17-19 May in Morris, Illinois. Morris is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, at the junction of Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The Chicago regional chapter of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, The Muckers, are hosting. Artist Mike Hoffman will be guest of honor. Registration rate is still to be determined.
 
If you plan on attending, book your room at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Rd, Morris, Illinois, 60450, (815) 942-6600. A small block of rooms is being held for us until 15 April. Book under the event code “The Muckers” for an $85 plus tax room rate, single, double, or triple occupancy. This is $10 less than their normal rate. If four persons will be occupying one room, the hotel will charge an additional $6 for the room. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast entry along with standard continental breakfast fare, as well as free wi-fi. The convention organizer recommends you book early, as the ECOF will coincide with graduation time in the area.
 
There is a restaurant/bar concession in the building which opens at 4:00 p.m. Drinks purchased there can be brought into the hotel breakfast area. Also, there is a Chili’s and an IHOP within walking distance of the hotel.
 
The dealers’ room setup will start at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning. We must be out of the room by 4:00 pm on Saturday. The Saturday evening unofficial “banquet” will be from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Trails Clubhouse in Minooka, about 15 minutes east of the hotel. A Sunday morning farewell breakfast will be at the hotel. For attendees who stay longer, there will be a post-convention get-together at the home of the ECOF organizer, with an opportunity to view her collection.





They were STRANGE ENEMIES! Once they were just two young lovers, pledging their devotion in a Mecklenberg garden. Now they are reluctant rivals enmeshed in the biggest conflict the world has ever seen. While the Great War had forged him into the so-called Brain-Devil, America’s top agent, she had become the famous Fraulein Doktor, Germany’s most alluring and elusive spy. When love and loyalty collide in eight epic tales of WWI aviation and intrigue, the bullets—and the sparks—are going  to fly.

$16.99 Trade paperback
 6″x9″ trade paperback | 460 pages | ISBN: 978-098209509-6

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators


Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 PATCH PREMIUM
Now available!

The Flight Crew of Airship 27 Productions is very happy to announce they will be offering a cloth patch premium featuring the company’s dirigible logo for sale starting at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Con.   Anyone buying two of the company’s titles at regular prices will receive a “free” patch.  They will sell for $3 each for those wishing them purchase them separately.

“Premiums are fun things to help promote one’s brand,” stated Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Art Director Rob Davis and I have wanted to offer something like this to thank all our great fans for their support over the past years.  The patch seemed like a very cool way to allow them to join in the fun by becoming official members of the Airship 27 Crew.”

After the con, the patch will be sold via mail, with an additional mailing fee, and be available at Pulp Fest in July.  The patch is 3” high and 3.75” wide featuring the colors, red, white, black and gray.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!




Airship 27 Productions
SERRAO TACKLES PURPLE SCAR
Coming soon!

Richard Serrao, a graphic artist quickly making a name for himself in the crime noir field, has signed on to do the interior illustrations for Airship 27 Productions anthology, THE PURPLE SCAR, Vol One.

The Purple Scar was a little known golden age pulp hero with a different twist that was clearly horror inspired.  Plastic surgeon Miles Murdock was a famous man who had studied psychology and the roots of fear in human emotions.  After medical school he opened in a clinic in the slums of Akelton City.

When mobsters shot down his brother, a police officer, they then proceeded to destroy the man’s face by throwing acid on it.  When Murdock saw what had been done to his sibling he vowed to bring the murderers to justice and thus was born the grim nemesis of evil known as the Purple Scar.  Using his sculpturing skills, Murdock  made a perfect reproduction of his brother’s death face, scars and all, in the form of a pliable rubber mask, which he fitted over his own face. The acid-destroyed features had been so skillfully copied that the least sensitive eye would recoil at seeing it.  “It was the face of a corpse,” Murdock said, “I’ll use this mask only when I want it known the Purple Scar is on the trail.”

There were only a handful of Purple Scar tales ever written and Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier first became aware of the character when Altus Press did a collection of all his adventures in one volume.  The idea was then hatched to recruit new pulp writers and put together a brand new collection.  “But more than of our other projects, this one required a special style of artwork,” Fortier elaborates.  “What I wanted our readers to discover was a special kind of pulp-horror vigilante unlike anything else ever created.  We really wanted to play up that horror element.”

When Fortier discovered Richard Serrao’s grim crime illustrations on Facebook, he knew he had the artist with the right sensibilities to do the Purple Scar justice.  For Serrao, the character is a fun challenge and he is eager to get work on illustrating the four new Purple Scar stories that will be featured in volume one.  He will provide three black and white spot illustrations for each of the tales as written by Jim Beard, Gary Lovisi, Jonathan Fisher and Gene Moyers.

Airship 27 Productions hopes to have THE PURPLE SCAR Vol One out later this year.

Airship 27 Productions

Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 PREMIERS PULPS FOR CHILDREN!
BARRY BASKERVILLE SOLVES A CASE

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to present its first ever title aimed at the children’s book market.  “Barry Baskerville Solves a Case,” is by writer Richard Kellogg and is wonderfully illustrated by artist Gary Kato who provides 16 full color illustrations.

The story is about a young boy who wants to just like his hero, the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.   Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, was only too happy to discuss this project.  “Part of our publishing goal has always been to bring younger readers to the exciting world of pulp fiction,” he explains.  “But for the most part our material was geared to young adults and older.  There was an obvious gap missing with children between the ages of 7 and 10.”

The submission of “Barry Baskerville” by Kellogg was exactly what Fortier and his art Director, Rob Davis, had been looking for all along. 

“Richard Kellogg is a gifted writer,” Davis applauds, “with a professional background in academics.  Once we had his story, we knew Gary Kato was the artist to bring it to visual life for us.  And he did an amazing job.”

RICHARD L. KELLOGG - lives in upstate New York and is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the SUNY College of Technology in Alfred, New York.  He has received grants from the SUNY Research Foundation to develop teaching materials on the Sherlockian methods of problem solving and has delivered conference presentations on Sherlock Holmes at Colby College, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and Alfred University.
 
Richard is the author of three books about Sherlock Holmes and is a frequent contributor to THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL and THE SERPENTINE MUSE.  His most recent book on the Great Detective is a collection of insightful essays titled VIGNETTES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Gryphon Books, 2008).
 
Dr. Kellogg delights in introducing young readers to the magical world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.  He hopes that the exploits of Barry Baskerville will encourage children to explore the original tales of detection penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  They will discover that Sherlock Holmes can be a marvelous companion for the rest of their lives.

GARY KATO – A professional graphic artist for the past thirty-five years, Gary is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, where he has lived all his life.  He broke into the comics industry in the mid-70s his art and lettering have appeared in such notable titles as, MS.TREE, ELFQUEST, and Marvel’s DESTROYER DUCK to name a few.  Along with writer Ron Fortier, he created the highly popular comedy superhero, MR.JIGSAW, Man of a Thousand Parts, a series thirty years old today and published through Redbud Studios.

Beside his comics work, Gary is professional caricaturists on the islands.  He is also considered one of the finest landscape painters of Hawaii, his popular canvases capturing the natural beauty of this tropical paradise he calls home.

“Whereas our Sherlock Holmes titles have always been our biggest sellers,” finishes Fortier, “it only seemed appropriate that our first ever children’s title would be connected with the great consulting detective.”


“Barry Baskerville Solves a Case,” retails for $9.99

Create Space      Airship 27 Productions



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 66
"The Midas Man" and "The Derelict of Skull Shoal"
80th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL
Sanctum Books commemorates the Man of Bronze's anniversary with two expanded novels, restored from Lester Dent's original manuscripts with never-before-published text! First, a Wall Street scandal sets the Man of Bronze on the golden trail of "The Midas Man," who plots to control the global financial system. Then, while recovering from a serious head wound, a disoriented Doc Savage battles modern-day pirates and murderous zombies in "The Derelict of Skull Shoal." PLUS: "80 Years of Doc Savage": a Pictorial History of the Pulps' Greatest Superman! This landmark collector's edition features the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)
Classic Edition 978-1-60877-107-3 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!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 66 - Bama Variant
"The Midas Man" and "The Derelict of Skull Shoal" 80th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE SPECIAL
Sanctum Books commemorates the Man of Bronze's anniversary with two expanded novels, restored from Lester Dent's original manuscripts with never-before-published text! First, a Wall Street scandal sets the Man of Bronze on the golden trail of "The Midas Man," who plots to control the global financial system. Then, while recovering from a serious head wound, a disoriented Doc Savage battles modern-day pirates and murderous zombies in "The Derelict of Skull Shoal." PLUS: "80 Years of Doc Savage": a Pictorial History of the Pulps' Greatest Superman! This landmark collector's edition features the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books)
James Bama Variant  978-1-60877-108-0 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 71: "Spoils of The Shadow" and "House of Silence"
The Master of Darkness explores mansions of murder in two thrilling pulp mysteries by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a mastermind plots five super-crimes, but innocent victims will be murdered if The Shadow intervenes! Then, the Master of Darkness sheds light on the terrible secret of the "House of Silence" in one of Walter Gibson's most atmospheric mysteries. This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-109-7 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
At the printer and arriving later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 72: "Intimidation, Inc." and "Wizard of Crime"
The Dark Avenger wages war on organized super-crime in two classic pulp mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a city's financial system is threatened by the murderous machinations of "Intimidation, Inc.," until The Shadow beats them at their own game! Then, the Knight of Darkness strives to unmask the "Wizard of Crime," the hidden financial genius behind Intimidation, Inc., in a rare shadowy sequel. BONUS: "The House That Gaul Built," a never-before-reprinted mystery by Alfred Bester from the back pages of The Shadow! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-111-0 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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)
Beb Books - Now available!
Just in time for Windy City Con, two new reprints from the famous Secret Agent X series.

PLAGUE OF THE GOLDEN DEATH by Brant House
Secret Agent “X” #35 (December, 1937)

They were a pack of weird, swarming scarecrows—dealing strange, vile death to all mankind. And Secret Agent X, that resourceful criminal pursuer, found that these gruesome dealers in wholesale murder were immune to all normal, human means of fighting. When his ruse failed, X discovered himself a victim of the Golden Death.

A mystery begun on the battlefields of Europe finds its twisted denouncement on the movie lots of Hollywood!


CURSE OF THE MANDARIN'S FAN by Brant House
Secret Agent “X” #36 (February, 1938)

Chang, lord of Chinatown’s secret catacombs, ruler of an empire of hell—held the dire curse of a fan of evil. And the blood of the innocent was shed with the blood of the guilty... And even Secret Agent X, nemesis of master criminals, found himself hopelessly entangled in this strange, mad vortex of rival kings of nefarious crime.


Beb Books are printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, side stapled with a color cover and all illustrations from the original publication (if there are any). Beb Books are set in new type for easy reading.

My website is over a year out of date.
But I can send you a brief catalog of what we've reprinted.
Just write to beb01@sprynet.com and ask for a catalog.
Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

To order, send check or money order (sorry, no Paypal) made payable to Brian Earl Brown to:

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224




Black Coat Press - Now available!

Monsieur Synthesis
by Louis Boussenard
adapted by Brian Stableford

Louis Boussenard's two most memorable novels were The Secrets of Monsieur Synthesis (1888) and its sequel, Ten Thousand Years in a Block of Ice (1889). In the former, we are introduced to the title character, the eponymous "Monsieur Synthesis," a mad scientist who seeks to control the evolution of Man and modify the orbit of the Earth. In the second volume, Monsieur Synthesis wakes up from ten thousand years of hibernation in a future where Earth is now inhabited by the Cerebrals, little men gifted with huge mental powers, descended from the Chinese and the Africans.

Monsieur Synthesis remains an intriguing transitional link between the kind of exotic roman scientifique that Verne had just created and the kind that was about to be pioneered by H. G. Wells -- the eponymous character's attempt to play god by employing a method of accelerated evolution to produce a perfected human being being quite close in its imaginative spirit to Wells. Boussenard's depiction of future human evolution is more ambitious than anything that had previously been attempted in French literature.


US $26.95 / GBP £18.99
6x9 trade paperback, 388 pages

PARIS IN THE YEAR 2000
by Dr. Tony Moilin
adapted by Brian Stableford

Paris en l'an 2000 by Doctor Tony Moilin was published in 1869. A year later, Moilin was charged with involvement in a plot to assassinate Napoléon III and sentenced to prison for five years. He was liberated during the Prussians' siege of Paris, and enlisted in the National Guard as a surgeon. When the Commune took control of Paris, Moilin agreed to accept the position of Mayor of the 6th arrondissement. He was taken prisoner when the Commune fell, court-martialed, ostensibly for having accepted the administrative post, and summarily executed by firing-squad. He was thirty-nine years old.

The publication of Paris en l'an 2000 was likely a factorin prompting the French authorities to trump up a charge and then execute Moilin, for scrupulous accounts of ideal socialist societies such as the one described in this book often horrify and terrify readers opposed to them, sometimes arousing an uncommonly violent indignation.


US $16.95 / GBP £10.99
5x8 trade paperback, 152 pages


THE RETURN OF JUDEX
by Arthur Bernède & Louis Feuillade
adapted by Rick Lai

In 1918, silent film director Louis Feuillade and writer Arthur Bernède resurrected one of their greatest characters for a second adventure: a mysterious avenger, wearing a slouch hat and a dark cloak -- Judex! His name means "Judge," and he has sworn to mercilessly punish criminals.

On the eve of World War I, the Paris underworld is dominated by the Secret Raiders, a vicious gang of spies and extortionists. Their leader is a one-eyed mystic who meticulously records all the crimes that he intends to commit in the future. This mastermind has hypnotic powers that allow him to telepathically force honest citizens to commit crimes. Assisting this diabolical mesmerist is a seductive baroness. Besides being an expert cat burglar, she is also a superb pugilist capable of beating a man to a pulp.

Only one man can stop these criminals: the shadowy vigilante known as Judex! However, the Secret Raiders discover that Judex is really the wealthy Jacques de Trémeuse. They strike at him through his family! Worse yet, Judex finds his efforts to protect his loved ones constantly sabotaged by the incompetence of one of his own agents!

Read an exciting adventure that foreshadowed Fritz Lang's classic film trilogy about Dr. Mabuse.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 308 pages




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #36/37
Now available!

This double issue boasts the greatest variety of articles, reviews, pulp reprints, and pictorial features in BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER’s history. Articles include: the 20 most underrated Doc Savage novels, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of experts; a celebration of the Fu Manchu centennial by Bill Maynard, the Devil Doctor’s current chronicler; the making of M-G-M’s 1934 smash THE THIN MAN, by eminent film historian Richard Bann; the early career of AMAZING STORIES editor Raymond A. Palmer; H. Bedford-Jones on writing for the pulps; Will Murray establishes the true identity of a long-forgotten hero-pulp writer; silent-era movie serials made by Vitagraph Company of America; a Spanish-language Zorro simulacrum called El Coyote; and much more. Also, a pictorial feature with the stylings of pulp’s new pinup queen, Mala Mastroberte, who adorns our cover. Plus: reprints of rare, uncollected pulp stories (including the overlooked first entry in the popular Jimmie Cordie series), a gallery of pulp cover paintings (scanned from the originals), pulp and book reviews, and more. There’s truly something for everyone in this issue, which can be purchased for $19.95 (shipping included) at the Murania Press website.

Murania Press is offering Windy City attendees special deals on product they purchase at the show:
  • Anyone buying both BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER volumes will get the pair for $40, which is 20 percent off the list price. 
  • J. Allan Dunn’s BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, currently the best-selling title in Murania’s Classic Pulp Reprints series, continues to elicit praise and delight new readers unfamiliar with this prolific author. Windy City attendees who want this book and its sequel THE ISLAND (coming in May) can pre-order at the show and get both books for $30 postpaid.
  • Anyone who subscribes to BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER for the first time at the convention will be entitled to 20 percent off any Murania Press publications purchased at the same time.
These deals are good only as long as supplies last, and only for the duration of the Windy City convention.





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Now available!

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two, a trade paperback priced at $24.95, reprints material from long out-of-print issues of BnT.

For more than a decade, Blood ‘n’ Thunder has explored American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as manifested in its mass-market fiction—dime novels, nickel weeklies, pulp magazines—and such complementary storytelling forms as stage melodramas, motion pictures, and Old Time Radio thrillers. The first 21 issues of this limited-circulation journal are long out of print, and collectors have been known to pay as much as ten times the original cover price for back numbers that infrequently turn up on eBay.

A follow-up to 2011’s The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, this deluxe volume reprints the finest reviews and articles that appeared in issues 11 through 21—more than 100,000 words of history, biography, criticism, and commentary. In these pages you’ll read about such popular characters as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Sam Spade. You’ll read about such legendary pulp magazines as Adventure, Black Mask, and Short Stories. And you’ll read about such famous authors as Talbot Mundy, Dashiell Hammett, and L. Ron Hubbard. Like its predecessor, The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two is a one-volume encyclopedia for aficionados of vintage adventure, mystery, and melodrama.

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

Murania’s second March release is the fourth volume in our Classic Pulp Reprints series: Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones. Also published in trade-paperback format, it contains an introduction by Ed Hulse and carries a retail price of $19.95.

In 1810, the still-young United States of America continues its westward expansion as a national economy begins to flourish. But the country’s commerce is seriously disrupted in Kentucky, at the juncture of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, by daring pirates who strike from nowhere and then disappear into the wilderness. Captain John Norton, a young military officer working undercover, mounts a secret campaign against the buckskinned brigands, who are led by a mystery man known as Blacknose. Along the way Norton receives aid from such legendary figures of early American history as rugged pioneer Daniel Boone, future President Zachary Taylor, prominent naturalist John J. Audubon, and Shawnee Indian chief Tecumseh. Yet the clever Blacknose and his followers continue to evade their would-be captors.

The Wilderness Trail originally appeared in the February 1915 issue of Blue Book and was the first of more than 370 fictional works—novels, novelettes, and short stories—H. Bedford-Jones wrote for that distinguished pulp magazine over a period of 33 years. It was also his first historical novel with an American setting. Issued in hard covers many decades ago by the British firm of Hurst & Blackett, The Wilderness Trail has never been published in the United States as a book—until now.






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

Murania Press Sale at the Upcoming Windy City Pulp/Paper Expo - New!
Wuxtry, Wuxtry: Hot Off The Press! THE BEST OF BnT: VOLUME TWO
Now Available: WILDERNESS TRAIL
The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER
H. Bedford-Jones: King Of The Pulps
Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 225: Bigfoot Blues
Pamela Foster author of the very entertaining novel Bigfoot Blues visits the Book Cave to talk about her newest novel.

Episode 224:  Doc Savage: Skull Island
Episode 223:  The Lazarus Paradigm by Mark Eidemiller
Episode 222:  Ed Erdelac
Episode 221:  Mark Ellis / The Justice Machine
Episode 220:  1933!
Episode 219: Shaw Granger and Family Bones!

Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
 
The Bronze Gazette #66 (February 2013)
Now available!
This issue features:
Editorial
"The Vegetarian Barbarian" by Teel james Glenn
"The Frightened Fish Revisited" by David Burton
"Death's dark Domain - Review" by Howard Wright
"Doc Con XV" by Howard Wright
News Update
Front Cover: 
David Burton
Back Cover: Keith "Kez" Wilson
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, David Burton, Ron Wilber, and Joe DeVito

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #65, 66, 67.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas
For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

Send orders and back issue inquiries to:
Green Eagle Publications
2900 Standiford Ave 16B
PMB #136
Modesto, Ca 95350
Checks and money orders should be payable to: Green Eagle Publications


Classic Heroes Publishing
ZORRO - THE DAILIES Volume 2
Don McGregor & Thomas Yeates
Now available for pre-order!

As some of you know, Classic Heroes is a small publishing house located in Germany. With generous permission of Zorro Productions we are now able to release our Zorro series "The Masters' Edition" and "The Dailies" in limited edition in German as well as in English.

To start printing, however, we need your help: As soon as 200 copies of "The Dailies, Vol. 2" have been pre-ordered, we can go to work. We intend to entice a group of devoted fans and collectors alike to keep the adventures of the black rider alive and to present you rare and new tales as well.


The good news is that we can begin with a rather small print run, which would not stand the chance of survival on the mass market.  All the positive feedback for our first edition of "Zorro - The Masters' Edition" shows that we are on the right way. Thank you very much for your support!

If you are into Zorro's adventures as much as we are, please help us make all these projects come true and spread the news around to fellow fans and collectors. We promise to provide you with wonderful, high-quality material for your collections in return.

Besides, we are cooperating with John Gertz, President of Zorro Productions, to realize a free Zorro Fan Club for our customers. More about that soon. So stay tuned! We only want to provide you with news that are 100 % guaranteed.

About our terms of delivery: To avoid unnecessary long periods of delivery, we decided to mail all of our books ourselves as soon as 200 copies have been pre-ordered and printed. Of course, you will be informed when to expect yours and get an invoice containing all necessary data after payment has been made to our paypal account. This way we keep an eye on everything and are able to ensure the highest product quality as far as fair and fast delivery.

By the way, we are planning to send all of our books by registered parcel, which means slightly higher prices but also much more safety and control. That way you can always see where your delivery is at the moment and when to expect your books. Please let us know what you think! If you prefer a delivery without registered mail, this is possible too.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you very much in advance for your trust.


Publication Date: Spring 2013
Format: soft cover trade paperback
Page Count: 230
Price: $ 39.95

Specials: Zorro newspaper strips from the second year 2000 and 2001 collected for the first time in a new softcover edition.





Dark Quest Books
TALES FROM THE PULP SIDE

by Michael A. Black, John L. French, Ray Lovato, and Patrick Thomas

Now available!


The 1940s--- It was another time, another era. Larger than life heroes strode through both mean streets and savage jungles to ensure that truth and justice triumphed over the forces of evil. Now, step back with us into the past as we bring you the adventures of three extraordinary crime fighters – The Nightmare, The Pink Reaper and Doc Atlas – who were willing to do whatever was necessary in their fight for freedom and to right the wrongs when the legal system had failed. Written with a retrospective hindsight, Tales from the Pulp Side is a homage to the old pulp magazines where great heroes fought evil and saved the day.

In the seamy world of the underground, no one strikes fear into the hearts of evildoers like that dark clad vigilante, THE NIGHTMARE. His sinister laugh and blazing .45s have meted out justice when the police were unable or unwilling to act. But suddenly, at the worst possible time, word on the street surfaces that this nemesis of evil has fallen in battle just as the police are closing in on a brutal mob boss. With his career on the line and the lives of a family he has sworn to protect in danger, Lieutenant Jerome Easton’s only hope is the dark miracle of a shadowy resurrection.

Lovely Kaye Chandler fights crime as THE PINK REAPER using the formidable combination of her beauty, brains, and an arsenal of clever weapons and gadgets to confound even the most egregious of criminals. She is regarded as the top player in the sinister world of crime fighting by those on both sides of the law. But suddenly a new player, known as the Green Hood, emerges and takes the game to a whole new level as the stakes turn deadly. Will the Reaper’s skills be equal to those of her masked opponent, or has she finally met her match as she finds herself in the fight of her life?

Renowned scientist, inventor, and altruist, DOC ATLAS has no need to hide in the shadows or behind a mask. This world famous adventurer walks boldly in the sunlight. Assisted by his two trusted companions, Mad Dog Deagan and Ace Assante, they continue to fight against injustice and tyranny just as they did during World War II. This time reports of a fire-breathing monster and a deadly disease take them to the jungles of South America to find a missing heir and repay a debt of honor. Can they vanquish the forces of an insidious, yet familiar evil without falling victim to The Green Death?


Paperback: 136 pages
ISBN-10: 1937051382
ISBN-13: 978-1937051389
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches

$12.95


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

SHADOW COMICS 4, 5 & 6 (1940) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE BLACK PIRATE (1926) - New!
WANTED: Oliver Quade, the Human Encyclopedia - New!
Art Gallery: DIME MYSTERY (1934) - New!
ELLERY QUEEN in Crackajack Funnies (1940) - New!
Deadlier Than the Male: CRIMES BY WOMEN (1948)
Art Gallery: DOC SAVAGE Pulps 1, 2 & 3 (1933)
Doc at his most Savage! SKULL ISLAND by Will Murray - where Doc meets King Kong!
Tarzan of the Comics (by Burne Hogarth!)
Forgotten Books: PASSING STRANGE by Richard Sale
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 7, 8 & 9 (1934)
Books Best Forgotten: Under the Andes by Rex Stout  



The Domino Lady: All's Fair in War [Unabridged] [Audible Audio Edition] - Now available!
For the first time ever, the masked femme fatale, The Domino Lady, rides the radio waves in her first audio adventure. In 1935 San Diego, LA socialite Ellen Patrick attends the opening of the San Diego International Exposition, but the theft of the country's only one million dollar bill brings her crime-fighting alter-ego out in the open. Complication: the head of security is her cocky ex-boyfriend....

Listening Length: 19 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: The AudioComics Company
Audible.com Release Date: March 29, 2013







E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Ships of Doom" from the November 1, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Phantom Getaway" by Lyon Mearson from SECRET AGENT "X", March, 1939
A jewel king, a jewel knave, and a jewel jester all learned that it takes two birds to kill one stone.
"Buzz Bomb Champ" by Jackson V. Scholz from SHORT STORIES, February 10, 1945
What He Was Contributing Toward the War Seemed So Completely Futile - To Him.
"Blizzard-Bound Crypt" by Edward A. Herron from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, April, 1948
In the lawman's weakening fingers lay the key that would open up the road to freedom - or seal him in a blood-chilled tomb.


Girasol Collectables - April Pulp Replicas!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
We'll also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #91 from April 1941 - $35
Featuring  "Slaves of the Burning Blade
"

SPICY MYSTERY #18 from October 1936 - $25

TERROR TALES #36 from September-October 1938 - $35

   
   
   
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

Girasol accepts checks, International money orders, and Paypal as methods of payment.
Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
Paypal payments can be made to our regular info@girasolcollectables.com email address.

As always, these reprints are exact copies including the illustrations, ads, and back-up stories and have been printed on off-white paper, staple-bound and finished off with a high quality reproduction of the original cover.
The only thing missing is the smell (alas) and the flaking newsprint.

Email Girasol Collectables at: info@girasolcollectables.com.
A complete listing, along with other items such as books, fanzines and of course pulps, can be found on
the Girasol Collectables website at http://www.girasolcollectables.com/

All payments must be made in $US payable to Girasol Collectables and mailed to:
Neil Mechem c/o Girasol Collectables
3501 GlenErin Drive, Apt. 1409,
Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

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

#12 April 1936

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

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

#79 The Man From Hell (April 1940)
#80 The Spider and the War Emperor (May 1940)
#81 Judgement of the Damned (June 1940)
#82
Dictator's Death Merchants
(July 1940)
#83 Pirates From Hell (August 1940)
#84 Master of the Night-Demons (Sept. 1940)
#85 The Council of Evil (October 1940)
#86 The Spider and his Hobo Army (November 1940)
#87 The Spider and the Jewels of Hell (Dec. 1940)
#88 Harbor of Nameless Dead (January 1941)
#89 The Spider and the Slave Doctor (February 1941)
#90 The Spider and the Sons of Satan (March 1941)
#91  Slaves of the Burning Blade (April 1941)

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - April 13, 2013!
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


GREEN HORNET #34 Arriving in comic shops April 10!
(Writer) Jai Nitz (Art) Jethro Morales (Cover) Stephen Sadowski

Welcome to Century City, the home of the Green Hornet! The new Green Hornet has the support of the police and City Hall and the people love him. Will that be enough to stop a terrorist group bent on detonating a dirty bomb? The new Green Hornet may need a new partner!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2013!

April 2013

WEB OF THE CITY by Harlan Ellison  
Cover art by Glen Orbik

The definitive edition of Harlan Ellison’s first novel, returning to bookstores for the first time in 30 years

In Rusty Santoro’s neighborhood, the kids carry knives, chains, bricks. Broken glass. And when they fight, they fight dirty, leaving the streets littered with the bodies of the injured and the dead. Rusty wants out—but you can’t just walk away from a New York street gang. And his decision may leave his family to pay a terrible price.

First published more than half a century ago and inspired by the author’s real-life experience going undercover inside a Brooklyn street gang, WEB OF THE CITY marked the long-form debut of one of the most electrifying, unforgettable, and controversial voices of 20th century letters.

Appearing here for the first time together with three thematically related short stories Ellison wrote for the pulp magazines of the 1950s, WEB OF THE CITY offers both a snapshot of a lost era and a portrait of violence and grief as timely as today’s most brutal headlines.

June 2013

JOYLAND by Stephen King
Cover art by Robert McGinnis, Glen Orbik

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, JOYLAND tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. JOYLAND is a brand-new book and has never previously been published. One of the most beloved storytellers of all time, Stephen King is the world’s best-selling novelist, with more than 300 million books in print.

Stephen King commented, "I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book."


JOYLAND will feature new painted cover art by the legendary Robert McGinnis, the artist behind the posters for the original Sean Connery James Bond movies and "Breakfast At Tiffany’s," and by Glen Orbik, the painter of more than a dozen of Hard Case Crime’s most popular covers, including the cover for The Colorado Kid.

September 2013

CATCH AND RELEASE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Ken Laager

THE MASTER RETURNS WITH NEVER-BEFORE-COLLECTED TALES OF MURDER AND DESIRE
One of the most highly acclaimed novelists in the crime genre, Lawrence Block is also a master of the short story, with award-winning work ranging from the macabre to the slyly comic, from heart-stopping tales of revenge to memorable explorations of lust and greed, all told in Block’s unmistakable style. The sixteen stories (and one stage play!) collected here feature appearances by some of Block’s most famous characters, including gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr and alcoholic private detective Matt Scudder, as well as glimpses into the minds of a rogue’s gallery of frightening killers, dangerous sociopaths, crooked cops, and lost souls whose only chance to find themselves may be on the wrong side of a gun.

You’ll meet a compulsive hoarder whose towering piles of trash and treasures hide disturbing secrets...a beautiful young tennis star with a rather too possessive secret admirer...a dealer in stolen art who is unwilling to part with his most prized possession at any price...poker players with agendas that have nothing to do with the cards in their hands...and a catch-and-release fisherman whose preferred catch walks on two legs. Terror and passion, cruelty and vindication—itÕs all here, in a collection that will thrill you, scare you, and remind you why Lawrence Block is still the best there is at what he does.

FIRST PUBLICATION ANYWHERE!
The first major new collection of Block’s uncollected short stories in ten years Block has won more awards for mystery fiction than almost any author in the genre’s history

October 2013

THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN by Elissa Wald

Cover art by Glen Orbik

"YOU CAN RID YOURSELF OF THE WOLF AT YOUR DOOR, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE WOLF IS IN YOUR BED...?"
Two identical twin sisters—one a sexually repressed defense attorney, the other a former libertine now living a respectable life in suburbia—are about to have their darkest secrets revealed, to the men in their lives and to themselves.

As one sister prepares for the toughest trial of her career and the other faces a stalker who knows details of her life that even her husband doesn’t, both find themselves pushed to the edge, and confronted by discoveries about their husbands that shock and disturb them. THE SECRET LIVES OF MARRIED WOMEN is an intense, psychologically penetrating tale of fears and fantasies, the desires that drive us, and how far men will go for the women they love.

First publication ever!
Elissa Wald’s first new book in 12 years
Only the second female author ever to pen a novel for Hard Case Crime
  





iPulpFiction.com
NEWORLD PAPERS

Now available!


Keith Shaw has been working on a 12-part science fiction summer serial for readers 17 and older.

Even if you don't normally read science fiction,you should give Episode 1 a try -- you might be pleasantly surprised.


Click on the image at the right to try Episode 1.







Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether - Now online!

Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether delivers new adventures every Monday and Thursday, with additional content appearing irregularly through the week.
By Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.



LORD OF THE JUNGLE #14 Arriving in comic shops April 10!
Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Roberto Castro, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

The final showdown between everyone's favorite ape-man and his arch-nemesis, Russian super-spy Nicholas Rokoff. For their arena, the two men have the ruins of Opar, the lost city of gold in the heart of Africa. Rokoff takes the upper hand by enslaving the primitive denizens of Opar, but it's going to take a lot more than an army of depraved man-beasts to stop our hero from rescuing his true love, Jane. There's only one problem: does Jane love the ape-man back? Action, adventure, romance, lost wonders of the ancient world... Lord of the Jungle #14 is the thrilling conclusion to the Return of the Jungle Lord story arc. It's pulp fiction in all its unsubtle glory!

32 pages, $3.99.






MARS ATTACKS #9 Arriving in comic shops April 10!
(Writer) John Layman; (Art/Cover) John McCrea

In the small town of Tortilla Flats, New Mexico, events are unfolding that could change the direction of the war. What the heck do a boy and a former mobster have to do with it? Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!









Johnny Crawford from The Rifleman will be among the celebrity guests for September!

If you don’t recall Johnny Crawford as one of Walt Disney’s original Mouseketeers in 1955, you certainly remember him in the role of Mark McCain, Chuck Connors’ sensitive young son on television’s The Rifleman. Connors became an acting mentor for Crawford, who later recalled: “He was my hero. I enjoyed being with him. He wasn’t as stern as he was on camera. He was like a kid around me.” By the spring of 1958, Crawford made three pilots for television series. The third pilot, “The Sharpshooter,” which was made as an episode of Zane Grey Theater and scripted by the legendary Sam Peckinpah, was picked up by ABC and the first season of The Rifleman began filming in July 1958. (Oddly, the script was originally written and submitted to the producers of Gunsmoke, promptly rejected.) Crawford was nominated for an Emmy Award at the age of 13 for his role as Mark McCain, the son of Lucas McCain (played by Chuck Connors) in The Rifleman, which originally aired from 1958 to 1963. During this time, Crawford had wide popularity with American teenagers and a recording career that generated five Top 40 hits, including the single, “Cindy’s Birthday,” which peaked at #8 on Billboard’s Top 40 in 1962. His other hits included “Rumors” (#12, 1962), “Your Nose is Gonna Grow” (#14, 1962), and “Proud” (#29, 1963).

2013 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention


Mystery*File - Now online!

Dan Stumpf on WALTER PIDGEON, Bulldog Drummond & Nick Carter.  - New!
A Western Fiction Review: J. ALLAN DUNN – The Girl of Ghost Mountain
Pulp Fiction Review: FREDERICK NEBEL – East of Singapore
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: Thoughts on a December Evening, by Walker Martin
Reviewed by Marv Lachman: SHELDON JAFFERY, Editor – Selected Tales of Grim and Grue from the Horror Pulps
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2012, by Walker Martin
RICHARD DEMING’s Manville Moon series, by Jon L. Breen
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – Tough As Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue from the Pages of Black Mask
Reviewed by Walker Martin: DAVID GOODIS – Five Noir Novels of the 1940′s and 1950′s



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Three South Seas Novels
By J. Allan Dunn
Introduction by John Locke

Three early novels from legendary pulp writer, J. Allan Dunn, all South Seas sagas published in ADVENTURE magazine, 1915-16. These are the stories that made Dunn one of the magazine’s marquee names.

They are stories of modern-day buccaneers—who behave a lot like their olden-day counterparts—smoothly-plotted tales, with high adventure, exotic locations, perilous predicaments, motley collections of characters, understated violence and heavy romance—the epitome of pulp adventure of the era.

Includes: THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD (April 1915), Dunn’s rousing first novel; THE GOLD LUST (November 1915), which follows a treasure from the Sierras to an uncharted island hideaway; and its sequel, BEYOND THE RIM (July 1916), which cemented Dunn as one of ADVENTURE readers’ favorite authors.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 358 pages, $20.00

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.
Off-Trail Publications  



Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the Edgar Rice Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!





PULPDOM #73 (April 2013) - Now available!

The contents include:  
"Charles B. Stilson, Pulpster" by Mike Taylor
EPIC PULPS: All-Story 1915, Conclusion by Mike Taylor
"Mask of the Red Garden" Conclusion by Rothvin Wallace from ALL-STORY, October 30,1915

PULPDOM is now only available in digital format (PDF) as a e-mail attachment or on a CD.
Printed on paper copies are by special arrangement, only available to those without a computer or internet connections.
On disk, PULPDOM is available for $5 each, or six issues mailed first class for $28.
By email,
PULPDOM is available for $4 each.
PayPal to the email address below.

Contact C. E. Cazedessus II, 5055 Hwy. 151, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Email: ridgefirecaz@gmail.com


Checkout the re-designed Pulpdom website at the link below!






Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

 
PulpFest is now accepting registrations for this year’s convention, running July 25th-28th.
Visit http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/ and you’ll be able to download our member and dealer registration forms.
You can pay for memberships and dealer tables via Paypal at http://www.pulpfest.com/registration/paypal-order/.
You’ll also be able to book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus at the convention rate of $112 plus tax via our special link to the hotel at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10259538.




We hope to see you at Windy City next week and especially at PulpFest at the end of July.

Pulpfest

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog written by Michael R. Brown


The techno-pulp of Clive Cussler - New!
The author's Dirk Pitt is a kind of modern Doc Savage.

Book review: ‘Fragment’ - New!
Warren Fahy's "techno thriller" is part of the larger New Pulp movement.

Lester Dent’s ‘gadget heroes’ - New!
A survey of the "Doc Savage" author's other pulp detectives.

The other pulp characters of Johnston McCulley
Judex: A Shadow predecessor  
Amusement Inc. vs. The Scarlet Ace


Yellowed Perils

The pulps and modern-day stereotyping  - New!
You expect to find stereotypes in vintage pulp, but what about today?

‘Amazing Stories’ (July 1940) - New!
The latest example of Great Pulp Art; this time by SF art great Frank R. Paul.

Remembering Lovecraft
Remembering Lester Dent


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/

Robert E. Howard Days - June 7-8, 2013!
Tim Truman is the Guest of Honor at Howard Days 2013


Robert E. Howard Days will take place June 7-8, 2013, at the the Robert E. Howard House & Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.

This annual gathering of fans of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard is presented by the fine folks of Project Pride of Cross Plains, sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation with the help of the members of REHupa, the Robert E. Howard United Press Association.

The REH Foundation is proud to announce the 2013 Guest of Honor is Tim Truman, artist and author from Dark Horse Comics. Tim is currently at work on adapting The Hour of the Dragon for Dark Horse.

All of the regularly scheduled events will be taking place again this year: the Howard House and Gift Shop open on Friday & Saturday (and for a short while on Thursday), panels of interest to everyone, the Friday night Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the special postal cancellation, the REH Swap Meet at the Pavilion, bus tours of the town + surrounding area, the Saturday night Barbeque at the Caddo Peak Ranch, plus (maybe most importantly) the gathering of friends and fans to honor the Legacy of REH.
Cross Plains Barbarian Days festival is also that Saturday, and the REH Foundation will host a Legacy Circle Members Luncheon.

The detailed information will be posted soon at www.rehupa.com and at the REH Foundation site as well as at Two-Gun Raconteur. (You can check out 2012's info at the REHupa website by clicking on the REH DAYS 2012 bar at the top.)
But now’s the time to make your plans on being there for the best 2+ days in Howard Fandom. If you’re a returning attendee, you know what a great time it is – and if you’ve never been, come to Cross Plains and find out! There’s plenty of room for everyone – it’s TEXAS!
 
Hope to see you there. We’re in the process of getting the details ironed out, so check back soon. Any questions? Let me know at 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net.

Tim Truman is the Guest of Honor at  Robert E. Howard Days this year. Come and meet Tim at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas on June 7th & 8th.
Since 2006, Timothy has been a leading writer for Dark Horse Comics’ bestselling Conan titles. He is currently scripting the massive, 12-issue adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s King Conan novella, Hour of the Dragon.

ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #3Arriving in comic shops April 10!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jason Bone (Cover) Walter Simonson

His rocket-pack gone, his girl not speaking to him, and all of Hollywood about to fall into the clutches of the sinister Otto Rune...what's young Cliff Secord to do? And what's that dangerous-looking thing Peevy's been building, anyway? It's back to Square One for the Rocketeer... as he has to learn to fly all over again!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







The Saint TV Pilot Promotional Video - Now online!  
The first trailer for a new version of The Saint has been unveiled.
Hunted's Adam Rayner plays gentleman thief Simon Templar in the new remake, which also stars Buffy's Eliza Dushku.
Created by Leslie Charteris, the Saint franchise focuses on thief and amateur detective Templar - a modern day Robin Hood.
Charteris's novels were famously adapted for a 1960s TV series starring Roger Moore in the lead role and again for '70s drama Return of the Saint with Ian Ogilvy.
Both Moore and Ogilvy feature in the new pilot, which also stars James Remar (Dexter), Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace) and Thomas Kretschmann (The River).


Thanks to Ian Dickerson for the tip!





Sequential Pulp To Publish
Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel



Acclaimed TARZAN illustrator Thomas Yeates has joined our team of thirteen visionary artists as a special contributor to JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN. To be published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, based on the classic book by Edgar Rice Burroughs and is authorized by the ERB, Inc.
 
Written by Martin Powell and breathtakingly illustrated by Daren Bader, Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Thomas Floyd, and Jamie Chase.


Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.

The one hundred and forty four page graphic novel will be authorized by ERB, Inc. through Sequential Pulp’s distribution arrangement with Dark Horse Comics. The book will be designed as an anthology collecting the twelve loosely connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs chronicling the life of his most famous character, Tarzan of the Apes. All the events of the original work take place within chapter eleven of Tarzan of the Apes between Tarzan’s avenging of his ape foster mother’s death and his becoming the leader of his ape tribe. The original stories ran in Blue Book magazine from September 1916 through August 1917 prior to the book’s publication in 1919.

Writer Martin Powell will helm the graphic novel. Powell is well known for his work as the author of hundreds of science fiction, mystery, and horror stories. He has worked in the comic book industry since 1986, writing for Marvel, DC, Malibu, Caliber, Moonstone, and Disney, among others, and has been nominated for the coveted Eisner Award. He is also a respected and award winning author of children’s books, and frequently contributes prose for many short story anthologies. He resides in Saint Paul, MN.

Along with Powell, Sequential Pulp is bringing a veritable who’s who of exciting illustration talent. With an amazing cover and specialty art by Daren Bader to exciting story art by Pablo Marcos, Terry Beatty, Will Meugniot, Nik Poliwko, Antonio Romero Olmedo, Mark Wheatley, Diana Leto, Steven E. Gordon, Lowell Isaac, Tom Floyd and Jamie Chase. Each story has been matched up with an artist whose passion and love for Burroughs’ Tarzan and specifically for the story selected will go a long way towards making this one highly anticipated book in the Tarzan canon.

Each story will run twelve pages in length and the book will be in full color. Sequential Pulp is planning a standard trade paperback and a very limited signature deluxe signed edition.


 
© Thomas Yeates

THE SHADOW #11 Arriving in comic shops April 10!

Written by Victor Gischler, art by Aaron Campbell, cover by Alex Ross, Jack Herbert, Tim Bradstreet, Francesco Francavilla.

The pulse-pounding conclusion to REVOLUTIONARY! El Rey and his enforcer the Black Sparrow have hatched a scheme to seize control of Spain from the ashes of the Civil War. Who can stop this mad would-be dictator and his lust for power? Only the Shadow! With the help of Miles Crofton and George Owell, the Shadow must infiltrate El Rey's castle to strike at the villain in his own lair. Who lives? Who dies? The Shadow Knows!

32 pages, $3.99.







The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Shiwan Khan Returns! Plus: Movie Talk!

The Shadow Fan returns for his 26th episode! This time around, he continues his in-depth look at the villainy of Shiwan Khan by reviewing Shiwan Khan Returns (December 1, 1939) and the 1994 Alec Baldwin movie! We also give a brief preview of Rick Lai's new Judex novel!
 
If you love pulp's greatest hero, then this is the podcast for you!


 
Tarzan by Roy Thomas & Tom Grindberg
IT'S HERE!
All New Tarzan Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month.
Login any time to see the latest Tarzan Comic Strip [with Bonus Material included].

Read All About It at:  www.ERBzine.com/tarzan
Subscribe at the ERB, Inc. Corporate Site
http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/


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

Weird Tales in Ohio - New!
Happy Birthday to Weird Tales - New!
Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)


Tom Johnson - Now available!
EYES OF SATAN by Tom Johnson

From war-torn Europe comes a mastermind with plans to unite all the mobs under his leadership, but while he is making future plans, a small-time thief murders his young bride, calling for vengeance first. That vengeance results in the death of three people, the small time thief, a respected jewel dealer, and a city cop. Those murders bring in the underworld’s dreaded nemesis, The Phantom Detective. But when the lovely Muriel Havens, daughter of the Phantom’s only contact, Frank Havens, is kidnapped, can even the master detective run down the killer before death strikes again?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.



Tom Johnson - Now available!
THE BLACK BAT'S WAR by Tom Johnson

In the trenches of war-torn Germany, soldiers were dying from the medicines they received for their wounds. The Army generals blamed America for the bad drugs, yet nothing could be done until the source of the deadly medicine was uncovered and replaced with good drugs. While investigators are stymied, The Black Bat and his team of crime fighters take up the challenge in New York, uncovering a giant plot by a master criminal. But would they be in time to save brave young soldiers dying of their wounds in a far off No-Man’s Land?

Now available on Kindle for $1.99.



Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel, $7.99, March 19, 2013
The Age Atomic, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $14.99, March 26, 2013
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, April 2, 2013

Coming soon!
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2013
Iron Man: Extremis, Marie Javins, Marvel, $24.99, April 16, 2013  
Ex-Patriots, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, April 23, 2013            
World Divided, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, April 30, 2013
All My Friends Are Superheroes, [10th Anniversary Ed.], Andrew Kaufman, Coach House Books, $15.95, June 4, 2013
Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization, Greg Cox, Titan, $7.99, June 18, 2013
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  June 18, 2013
Rogue Touch, Marta Acosta, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013
The She-Hulk Diaries, Christine Woodward, Hyperion, $14.99, June 18, 2013

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Peter David, Marvel, $7.99, June 25, 2013
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, July 9, 2013
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.95, July 9, 2013
 
Ex-Communication, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, July 13, 2013
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, July 2013
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, ed. Claude Lalumiere, Tachyon Publications, $15.95, August 01, 2013
Velveteen vs. The Multiverse!, Seanan McGuire, ISFic Press, $25.00, August 02, 2013
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, August 6, 2013
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $7.99, August 27, 2013
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.00, November 13, 2013
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99, January 07, 2014
Revolution: Secret World Chronicles Book III, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, January 07, 2014
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, December 01, 2014

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #24 
Arriving in comic shops April 10!

Written by Robert Place Napton, art by Carlos Rafael, covers by Paul Renaud, Fabiano Neves,

Dejah and Kantos Kan try to keep an upstart princess alive as they are hunted by a ruthless Assassin in one of the most dangerous regions of Barsoom!

32 pages, $3.99.


Dynamite Entertainment



 


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