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24 April 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
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 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

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.




Adventure House
Auction #49
is now open for business!


Auction #49, which closes on May 1st, is now open for business. 
The key lot is our WEIRD TALES Collection. 
Yet there is plenty more lots to oogle over.




Imagine a complete run of Weird Tales at your fingertips. 
Now imagine that a majority are stored in museum quality trey cases. 
Now imagine it's your chance to bid on these beauties! 
Once we get each issue graded and an image readied, we will schedule this for auction. 
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 
You can check out a preview of the auction on our auction site.

CLICK on the image above to see a quick 2 minute movie overview.


More from Auction #49
MAN'S MAGAZINE 05/61 - VG
BATTLE STORIES 04/32 - VG
GOLDEN FLEECE 04/39 - G-VG
TEN DETECTIVE ACES 10/38 - G-VG
TOP-NOTCH 09/01/32 - VG
TOP-NOTCH 01/33 - VG [Ozar The Aztec]
EVERYBODY'S MAGAZINE 01/25 - VG-FN
GEORGE BRUCE'S CONTACT 09/33 - VG
ORIGINAL CLARK ASHTON SMITH POEM - SIGNED
COMPLETE STORIES 01/15/33 - G-VG
DYNAMIC ADVENTURES 02/36 - VG-FN


Adventure House Auctions

Adventure House
Weird Tales Collection Magazine
Now available!


Adventure House Auctions presents a 40 page full color magazine highlighting the best of this upcoming auction of WEIRD TALES. 
Un-retouched images of several hundred magazines really giving the true flavor of this remarkable collection.
 

$10.00 post paid!


Adventure House


Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!  




Altus Press
 
Four new releases are now available at 14% off!

Starting today—and only at altuspress.com—get 14% off just about everything!
ll you have to do is use promo code sax7sale at checkout.
But hurry, it's only valid until May 7, 2015, and only on altuspress.com!

This promo code also will work on the four new releases listed below.

Altus Press
Now available!  

Secret Agent "X": The Complete Series, Volume 7
By G.T. Fleming-Roberts, Introduction by Tom Johnson


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

This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts:
"The Doom Director," "Horror's Handclasp," "City of Madness," "Death's Frozen Formula" and "The Murder Brain."
This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!
 
 $34.95 softcover / $44.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Tales of the Werewolf Clan by H. Warner Munn
Introduction by John Munn


H. Warner Munn was a New England Native and was born in Athol, Massachusetts to parents who were both writers and artists. He finished his career in Tacoma, Washington where he wrote his stories and poetry in the attic above his home.

The Werewolf Clan saga began with a letter written by H.P. Lovecraft to Weird Tales Magazine. “Take a werewolf story, for instance—Who ever wrote a story from the point of view of the wolf, and sympathizing strong with the devil to whom he had sold himself?”

This epic story, sprawling over the centuries, begins with Wladislaw Brenryk of Ponkert, Poland and culminates with tales told by what could be the last descendant of the Werewolf Clan.
Discover the first Werewolf story written from the wolf's point of view in this collected volume of Tales of the Werewolf Clan, including the original stories published in Weird Tales, The Werewolf of Ponkert, The Werewolf's Daughter and Ten Tales of the Werewolf Clan (Volumes One & Two).

It's a journey you will never forget.

324 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!


Meet the five Mavericks—Lance Clayton, Doc Grimson, Charlie Parr, Lockjaw Johnson, and Flint Maddox…

They were wanted men, those five hard-riding travelers of the still night trails…

Mavericks all, they had entered outlawry for five different reasons, drawn irresistibly down the Owlhoot Trail from five different walks of rangeland life.

They became one living inseparable unit of grim, uncompromising justice, united as one man by their friendship, their burning championship of the underdog—and the high, white flame of their courage….

Collecting final three stories: “Bait for the Lobo Pack,” “Doc Grimson’s Outlaw Posse” and “Charlie Parr’s Gunsmoke Cure.”

385 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Now available!

Kid Calvert: The Complete Series
by Clint Douglas and Phil Richards
Introduction by Will Murray


The forgotten Hero pulp!

Created to compliment fellow Ace Publications hero characters such as Secret Agent “X,” Captain Hazzard, and The Griffon,
Kid Calvert has remained forgotten, undiscovered by pulp scholars for 80 years.

Now—for the first time—Will Murray reintroduces the character who just may have been intended to be Ace’s flagship property.

This volume collects all five Kid Calvert yarns, along with historical notes by Murray himself.

See for yourself why Ace thought so much of the Kid!

317 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Spring Cleaning Sale!

Announcing SANCTUM BOOKS' FIRST (and probably only) SPRING CLEANING SALE!

I'm offering the best-ever discounts on select Sanctum Books sets for the next month only:
THE SHADOW #9-28 for $200 postpaid (20 books = $259 list price)
THE SHADOW #31-55 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $359.75 list price)
THE SHADOW #56-80 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #26-50 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $351.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #51-75 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
THE WHISPERER #1-7 + NICK CARTER #1-3 for $100 postpaid
(10 books = $143.50 list price if purchased separately)


In general, these discounts translate to between 30% to 33% off list price,
with both $12.95 and $14.95 books being discounted to just $10 each
 (with the 25-book sets being discounted by more $100 off list price).

This is a limited time offer and prices are for shipping within USA only!
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2015.


Mail checks or money orders to:
Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-3305
 or
Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops April 29!

THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE #2: "Dealers in Death" & "The Yacht Club Murders" — BATMAN FORESHADOWED!
The pulp era's longest-running supersleuth returns in two novels edited by longtime Superman and Batman editor MORT WEISINGER! First, newspaper editor Frank Havens installs a rooftop signal device to summon The Phantom to combat "Dealers in Death" in the classic pulp novel that inspired the Bat -signal. Then, Muriel Havens is kidnapped by The Bat, a cowled and cloaked mystery man, while investigating "The Yacht Club Murders" in a thrilling pulp novel by BATMAN scripter Charles Greenberg! GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: the Clarion's signal beacon summons the Phantom Detective to investigate "The Case of the Complex Corpse" in a classic illustrated story by Edmond Good from THRILLING COMICS #65! This double-novel collector's edition showcases both classic color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations, with "Batman's Pulp Origins" by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-169-1 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available and arriving in comic shops April 29!

THE SHADOW Volume 95: "The Chinese Tapestry" & "The Jade Dragon"
The Dark Avenger known as Ying Ko journeys to San Francisco's and New York's Chinatowns to combat exotic menaces in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates the strange mysteries of a dead man who still lives and "The Chinese Tapestry" that holds the secret to a fabulous inheritance! Then, The Shadow of Justice falls over Manhattan's Chinese community as the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop a murderous monster from acquiring the occult power of "The Jade Dragon." BONUS: a rare Golden Age of Comics classic by science fiction legend Theodore Sturgeon! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-176-6  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 to comic shops in July!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE AVENGER Multipack #1 - The "JUSTICE, INC." Collection - Foreword by Michael Uslan
Sanctum Books collects eight Kenneth Robeson pulp novels that inspired Dynamite Comics' newest superstar in a deluxe collector's set, including a NEW expanded variant edition of THE AVENGER #1 with 16 additional pages including a new foreword by BATMAN film producer Michael Uslan, the scriptwriter of Dynamite's recent JUSTICE, INC. miniseries! A personal tragedy forges Richard Henry Benson into a "man of steel," leading him to assemble the crime-fighting team called "Justice, Inc." in one of the all-time greatest hero pulp novels. The Avenger searches for the secret  treasure of the Aztecs in "The Yellow Horde" and confronts "The Sky Walker" in an epic thriller that was adapted to comics by Jack Kirby. Then, Justice, Inc. cleans up big city corruption in "The Devil's Horns," saves the world's greatest city from "The Frosted Death" and investigates an ancient Indian rain god on "The Glass Mountain." A deadly Egyptian curse is revived by "The Blood Ring" while "Stockholders in Death" launch a deadly trail of murder. BONUS: the debut of the Scarlet Avenger by Irv Novick, a Golden Age classic from the first issue of ZIP COMICS, plus two lost Avenger radio scripts! This spectacular collection showcases eight classic color pulp covers by H. Winfield Scott and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray, Ron Goulart and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-182-0 Softcover, 7x10, 528 pages, B&W, $44.95

THE AVENGER MULTIPACK #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151801.


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 to comic shops in July!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 1: "The Brand of the Black Bat" & "Murder Calls the Black Bat"
(Writer) Norman A. Daniels & Various (Art/Cover) Harry V. Parkhurst

Sanctum Books presents the 1939 novels that introduced the caped crimebuster whose adventures paralleled Batman's and inspired Two-Face's origin, written by Norman A. Daniels. Read the classic pulp thrillers that introduced the costumed hero recently featured in Dynamite's Masks series. First, doomed to darkness by a murderous acid attack, D.A. Tony Quinn makes darkness his weapon with "The Brand of the Black Bat." Then, "Murder Calls the Black Bat" into a deadly war against corruption as Tony Quinn battles to prevent the biggest jewel haul of the century! Plus, the debut of The Mask from Nedor's Exciting Comics #1.
Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


THE BLACK BAT VOLUME 1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151802.


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 to comic shops in July!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 83: "The Rustling Death" & "Terror and the Lonely Widow"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in action-packed thrillers by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Ham Brooks is rendered helpless by a strange sound, a rustling noise that can destroy planes in midair and disintegrate entire populations! Then, after his cover is blown during an undercover mission, the Man of Bronze heads to the South Seas to avert a atomic age threat in one of his most gripping postwar adventures. This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-181-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 83 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151803.


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 to comic shops in July!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Volume 97: "Crime at Seven Oaks" & "The Northdale Mystery"
The Master of Darkness uncovers hidden evil in the quiet New Jersey town of Northdale in two classic pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the wail of the banshee signals "Crime at Seven Oaks" until The Shadow unleashes a giant Great Dane named Vulcan to bring a hidden killer to justice! Then, Lamont Cranston returns to Northdale with Margo Lane to investigate the mystery of a bizarre bank robbery and the puzzling distruction of the stolen funds. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Earl Mayan and Paul Orban, with new commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray and a special tribute to man's best friend. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-180-6  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 97 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151804.


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)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.


Past episodes:
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!

Bear Alley Books

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL OFFER:
20% DISCOUNT IF YOU ORDER
 YOUR COPY AHEAD OF PUBLICATION!

One of the stars of the 1950s pirate era of comic publishing, Norman Light's 'Captain Future' was the star of the comic Spaceman, which Light published in 1953-54. One of the most successful titles from the minor publishers of the era, it ran for 15 issues before disappearing. But 'Captain Future' lived on, briefly, in reprints, after the rights to the strips were picked up by former Hank Janson publisher Reg Carter.
 
Now, over sixty years after their original appearance, Bear Alley Books had gathered this action-packed series of pulp sf strips together for the first time. In a packed 200-page volume, all of Captain Future's comic strips are reprinted and, as a bonus back-up, we include three short stories by Tom Wade (a prolific writer for the infamous John Spencer quartet of sf magazines under multiple pseudonyms) featuring the Space Patrol. The Buccaneers of Space are introduced in a revealing special feature about the history of the Spaceman comic, its lead characters and the creative force behind them: Norman Light.
 
If you like your spaceships to soar, your galaxies to collide and your BEMs to be bestial, this is the thrill-filled collection for you.







Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

New to our catalog this week is The Voluntary Nemesis by Perley Poore Sheehan.
Playboy millionaire Christopher Querle wakes up one morning to discover he - or someone whose handwriting is exactly the same as his, has announced that he is giving all his money away to charity.
Penniless, Querle is forced to work for a living, and rebuilt his life as a kinder more thoughtful soul. A tale of redemption and comedy. (epub $1.95. Print $6.00 plus postaage.)


This is the last week of Beb Books Spring ebook promotion, five adventure novels at Victor Rousseau,
a $9.95 value but till the end of April available for an even $8.00.

Five highly entertaining tales for the price of four!


Titles include:

    Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
     Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
     My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
     Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Other titles in our catalog are being converted to ebooks as we speak.  Already over twenty titles are available.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.


















Black Dog Books
Six new titles now available!

THE GARDEN OF TNT by William J. Makin
The Collected Adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia
With an introduction by Mike Ashley

Walking a tightrope of fragile alliances, undercover British Intelligence agent Paul Rodgers, aka the Red Wolf of Arabia, faces off against revolutionaries and
foreign dignitaries, trying to sway the balance of power following the Arab revolt.

Drawn from Makin's personal travels and peppered with intimate color and background, it.s little wonder that the Red Wolf of Arabia stories were reader favorites when they first appeared.

Now collected for the first time in book form are the complete thrilling adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia.
Over 500 pages of action and espionage excitement in the shifting sands of international intrigue!
 
Trade paperback / 550 pages / Price: $24.95 US



DYING COMES HARD by James P. Olsen
The Collected Cases of 'Hard Guy' Dallas Duane
With an introduction by James Reasoner.

 
They don't call him Hard Guy for nothin!
 
Into the rough and tumble oil fields of Texas and the American southwest of the 1930s comes
Dallas Duane, troubleshooter, freelance private dick and undercover investigator for the oil companies.
 
'Hard and fast' is his motto! Watch as he works his way in and out of trouble - both with the wildcatters and
wild women - knuckling a path through a series of bank robberies and payroll heists, murder and corrupt officials,
crooked gambling and haunted graveyards.
 
Here, for the first time are assembled the complete adventures of
'Hard Guy' Dallas Duane, two-fisted troubleshooter!
 
The appendix includes a nonfiction article about the wildcat oil booms of the
Texas region that Olsen covered as a newspaper reporter.

 
Trade paperback / 262 pages / Price: $19.95 US


THE VOICE OF THE NIGHT by Hugh Pendexter
The Cases of Jeff Faschon, Investigator
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.

 
A series of baffling robberies strike the high society of New York.
What could be the purpose and who could be responsible for such odd crimes?
The agents of the evil mastermind, Henri Bouchard, have infiltrated all levels of society.
No precious item is safe from his criminal genius.
 
Jefferson Fanchon, Inquirer, has been called in to decipher the events. Immediately he recognizes the hand of
his old European adversary, Bouchard. But never before has Bouchard's influence spanned the Atlantic. Why now?
 
The game is afoot as the great Inquirer's legendary powers of deduction are put to the test in this series of astounding cases!
 
Will Bouchard win? Or will Jeff Fanchon triumph?

In the grand tradition of Sherlock Holmes, uncover the startling answers in The Voice of the Night.

 
Trade paperback / 155 pages / Price: $14.95 US


DEATH HAS AN ESCORT by Roger Torrey
With an introduction by Richard A. Moore

 
Crime comes in many forms, great and small - but no crime compares to murder!

The floors runs red as Roger Torrey's classic hard-drinking private eyes sleuth their way through eight short novels and one shorter work.

With a ground-breaking introduction by Richard A. Moore, presenting a vast amount of new biographical information about Roger Torrey.
 
Coming in at more than 300 pages, this collection is sure to find a place on your mystery shelf!


Trade paperback / 330 pages / Price: $19.95 US


TARRANO THE CONQUEROR by Ray Cummings
With a new introduction by Tom Roberts

 
The year is 2430. The Earth awakens to find its leaders murdered! All major cities are in turmoil.

It is rumored an interplanetary plot is underway. When the same situation arises on Mars, panic ensues. Who is responsible?

The ruler of Venus sends word that he will protect the Earth if all its citizens will recognize and honor his supreme authority.

A defiant Earth Council refuses to submit to such blatant tyranny. Then a second message arrives from the stars:

Tarrano the Conqueror declares war on the Earth!

Trade paperback / 165 pages / Price: $12.95 US



WINDY CITY PULP STORIES No.15 edited by Tom Roberts
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H.P. Lovecraft and the 75th Anniversary of the Street & Smith comics.
With cover art by Les Edwards.

 
With contributions and rare articles by F. Paul Wilson, Robert Weinberg, Stephen Jones, S.T. Joshi, David H. Keller and others.
 
Trade paperback / 206 pages / Price: $15.95 US










Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available!
   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

The December 20, 1921 issue of Adventure magazine carried a complete novel by J. Allan Dunn titled Barehanded Castaways. Unlike most yarns published in “the Dean of the Pulps,” Castaways did not come in over the transom, so to speak, but was solicited by editor Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, who had brainstormed the concept with his staffers. After hashing out the premise and setting some conditions the story’s writer would have to meet, Hoffman challenged Dunn to tackle the assignment.

That premise was deceptively simple: Nine average men with widely varying backgrounds are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Lacking tools or weapons—without even a wristwatch among them—the castaways quickly learn that their only chance of survival lays in pooling their skills and knowledge. With the hostile forces of Mother Nature arrayed against them, the nine work constantly just to survive on the most basic level. The strain eventually takes a horrible toll and drives one of their number mad, an event that sends the plot spinning off into another direction.

Hoffman’s conditions were that Dunn could not employ the usual plot devices that ameliorated such situations in shipwrecked-on-a-deserted-island tales. The castaways would not reach the island with tools in hand, nor would they be able to salvage supplies from a sunken ship in close proximity. There would be no friendly natives on the island to help them obtain food and fresh water. The nine men, naked or nearly so, would have nothing but their own wits and God-given talents by which to survive.

Dunn succeeded beyond Hoffman’s hopes and expectations. Barehanded Castaways became one of the most popular yarns ever to appear in Adventure. Nearly 15 years after its initial publication, when then-editor Howard Bloomfield was preparing the magazine’s 25th-anniversary issue and polling readers to determine which stories they would like to see reprinted, Barehanded Castaways got more votes than any other.

The enthusiastic reception to Castaways persuaded Hoffman that a sequel was called for. But had Dunn shot his bolt on the first story? Could he devise a second that would feature the same characters and still maintain suspense?

The Island, published complete in the October 30, 1922 issue of Adventure, settled those questions definitively. While not quite the sensation its predecessor had been, the sequel satisfied those who had been clamoring for it. J. Allan Dunn put a memorable spin on the original concept and found new facets in the old characters. It is perhaps better considered as the second half of a long story, rather than a wholly separate entity.

Amazingly, neither Castaways nor Island achieved American publication in book form, even though many Adventure novels with far less merit enjoyed that distinction. Castaways was published between hard covers in England, however Island was passed up.

Barehanded Castaways, which we published as a trade paperback several years ago, has in a small way replicated its initial success in Adventure by becoming the best-selling title in our “Classic Pulp Reprints” line. I expect something similar from Murania’s edition of The Island, which is now available here on the web site. It has the same cover design as Barehanded Castaways to reinforce the fact that it’s a sequel.

The Island can be purchased here for $19.95 (postage and handling included for domestic buyers), the standard price for our “Classic Pulp Reprints” volumes.
For those who have not read Castaways, however, I’m offering—for the proverbial brief time only—both books at a combined price of $31.95, which represents a savings of 20 percent. You can get THE ISLAND and the pair at the link below.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS

At the printer and coming soon!

HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS  is the second in the two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.

The 100,000 words of 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.

Anyone who’s read 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELSHANDSOME HEROES tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.





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

Birthday Boy: Talbot Mundy - New!
Convention Report: Windy City 2015 - New!
A Lost Serial Found (And Screened): Pearl White’s THE HOUSE OF HATE
Now Available: THE ISLAND

Bold Venture Press
April releases now available!


Railroad Stories #1 
Avalanche! and Other Stories
by E.S. Dellinger

All aboard for adventure and romance! Railroad Stories entertained readers with stories of rugged men working various jobs for the railroads across the nation, in small towns and big cities. E. S. Dellinger was a frequent and popular contributor with numerous series characters such as Brick Donnelly and Red Hot Frost.


In this volume, the railroad crew confronts various natural disasters. In Avalanche, an engineer loses his nerve and his girl; Tornado features a race against time and an approaching catastrophe; The Lion Tamers have their hands full when a traveling circus is derailed and wild animals escape.

This title will be available April 23rd.


A Date With the Executioner
by Ellen Smith

In the pages of A Date With the Executioner, you will become intimately acquainted with the sister of a charismatic man who killed without remorse and faced the ultimate punishment.
A Date With the Executioner is a non-fiction/true crime story, with only the names changed to protect the innocent. But more than just a crime thriller, this story, told through the sister's eyes, relates how from a young age her normal family life was disrupted by her brother's erratic behavior which hinted early on at a destructive personality. She relates how her tormented mother was constantly turned aside by the system in a futile search to find him help, long before he was executed by the same system that ignored him.

The brother, a death-row prisoner in Texas for 17 years was loved and hated, and his controversial circumstances caused agony to his victims and deeper agony and humiliation to his own family leading up to his execution.

This title will be available April 16th.
ISBN: 978-1511505659
206 pages, $14.95


Blood Is the Life
Three thrillers starring Bianca Jones
by John L. French

Vampires in Baltimore? It hardly seems likely, but Detective Bianca Jones finds herself on the case anyway. Having vanquished monsters and demons, Bianca became the unofficial monster-hunter of the BPD, catching the assignments no one speaks about – not to other officers, not to the public and certainly not to the media.

The hunt starts when something begins preying on people in Druid Hill Park. It continues when bodies drained of blood turn up throughout the city as another cop starts investigating Bianca. Finally, it culminates in a battle with an ages-old master vampire against whom the usual tactics and weapons are useless. Can Bianca prevail? She better. For if she loses, so does all of Baltimore.

Author John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. In 1992 he began writing crime fiction, basing his stories on his experiences on the streets of what some have called one of the most dangerous cities in the country. His books include The Devil of Harbor City, Souls On Fire, Past Sins, Bullets and Brimstone and Here There Be Monsters. He is the editor of Bad Cop, No Donut, which features tales of police behaving badly.

This title will be available April 9th.
ISBN: 978-1511568531
120 pages, $9.95






CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #22 - Arriving in comic shops April 29!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Michael Broussard (Art/Cover), and Javier Mena (Color)

Confronted by a mysterious masked man from the past, Captain Midnight and X have no time to delve into this mystery as übervillain the Archon’s powerful warriors, the Chosen, attack! Meanwhile, the Archon’s setting other plans in motion that will strengthen his chokehold on our country, our world . . . and our dimension?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99





Celaeno Press
BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
Coming Spring 2015!

Antarctica… a frozen wasteland of penguins, blinding ice and snow, and blizzards to kill the unprepared in minutes. But it is an ancient land, with ancient secrets, mysteries that humanity is only beginning to glimpse. HP Lovecraft introduced the world to the terrifying reality of this lonely continent in his famous novella, At the Mountains of Madness, and now a new team of intrepid authors follows in his footsteps.

New dimensions of horror will send chills up your spine, from the pens of Ken Asamatsu, Glynn Owen Barrass, Pierre Comtois, Laurence J. Cornford, Cody Goodfellow, C.J. Henderson, Willie Meikle, Edward Morris, William Patrick Murray, Joe Pulver, Mark Rainey, Peter Rawlik, and Brian M. Sammons, with a special guest appearance by Weird Tales legend John Martin Leahy and an introduction by Robert M. Price.

Cover and interior art by Steven C. Gilberts.


Table of Contents
Robert M. Price Introduction
Glynn Barrass “The City at the Two Magnetic Poles”
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. “The Second Wave of Fear”
Pierre V. Comtois “Second Death”
Pete Rawlik “Beneath the Mountains of Madness”
Ken Asamatsu “The Continent of Madness”
Laurence J. Cornford “Gedney”
C. J. Henderson “The Pleasure in Madness”
Brian M. Sammons “A Biting Cold”
Cody Goodfellow “Garden of the Gods”
Stephen Mark Rainey “The Danforth Project”
Edward Morris “Tekeli-Li!”
Will Murray “Static”
John Martin Leahy “In Amundsen’s Tent”




THE COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 4 : THE STORM QUEEN OF VALKIR - Coming in September!
by Don Moore, Alex Raymond, & Austin Briggs

Gordon's alive!
Continuing the space-bound adventures of Flash Gordon, the original guardian of the galaxy as he strives to save us all from a slew of super-villainy hell-bent on domination, destruction and devilment; including the ruthless, seductive, Storm Queen of Valkir!


Hardcover, 8x11, 224 pages, Full Color, $49.99, On sale September 9.

COMPLETE FLASH GORDON LIBRARY VOLUME 4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151564.



Titan Books


CONAN THE AVENGER #13 - Arriving in comic shops April 29!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

A new arc by Fred Van Lente begins!
Conan and the former slave girl Natala wander the desert as the only survivors of a vast army. Finally they arrive, dying of thirst, in the unwelcoming city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror lurks in the shadows!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




CONAN THE AVENGER #16 - Coming in July!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

A mysterious oasis with a massive inland lighthouse beckons to Conan amidst the scorching sands. Answering a call for help, he offers assistance, only to realize too late all is not what it seems--he's stumbled into a trap!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 29.


CONAN THE AVENGER #16 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY150071.




CONAN / RED SONJA #4 (of 4)  - Arriving in comic shops April 29!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Randy Green (Pencils), Rick Ketcham (Inks), Dave Stewart (Color), and Dan Panosian (Cover)

Conan and Red Sonja are faced with the end of the world as Thoth-Amon’s plan is unleashed! Can our heroes overcome the impossible odds against them to save the world and their lives?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE HC - Coming in September!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands! Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure that leads him on a perilous journey! Writer Fred Van Lente tackles the world's most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #7-12 of Dark Horse Comics' Conan the Avenger.

Hardcover, 7" x 10", 152 pages, $24.99, in stores on September 2.


CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY150072.



CTHULHU GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL FIGURE - Coming to comic shops in July!

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

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


CTHULHU GLOW IN THE DARK VINYL FIGURE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY152317.




CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



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

Forgotten Books: CONAN THE INVINCIBLE by Robert Jordan (1982) - New!
BLB Gallery: THE PHANTOM - New!
Pulp Gallery: STARTLING STORIES (1940-41) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 49, 50 & 51 - New!
FFB: Five Books Reviewed by *Guest Blogger* DASHIELL HAMMETT
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 50, 51 & 52 (1928)
"The Continental Opposite" Rides Again
Pulp Gallery: Norman Saunders on SAUCY MOVIE TALES


DEJAH THORIS 2016 WALL CALENDAR - Coming in August!
(Art) J. Scott Campbell, Paul Renaud, Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko, Joseph Michael Linsner
(Cover) J. Scott Campbell

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

Calendar, Full Color, $14.99, On sale August 19.


DEJAH THORIS 2016 WALL CALENDAR is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151273.



Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Dum Dum Notables
(* = panelist)

1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter.
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter.
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel. (http://www.jdevito.com/)
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor. (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller)
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Morrow), who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001)
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Saunders_(writer); and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com/; http://www.KidsComicCon.com/ and http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com/
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

17) Thomas Yeates.  As a comic artist for over 25 years, as you surly know, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”. Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)

Some Dum Dum 2015 helpful hints when making your motel and/or banquet reservations:
1) Motel:
a) be sure to mention "Dum Dum" for the reduced rate that I negotiated; and
b) If you are coming a great distance (i.e. from California) to get here and therefore need to fly into Connecticut on 8/19, EconoLodge in Old Saybrook, will offer you the reduced rate for that night outside the date-block set aside for the DD.
Again, you must mention "Dum Dum" when making your reservation....

and

2) Banquet:
For those of you paying $75 for the banquet -- remember that there is a cut-off date of July 20th to get a DD T-shirt in your DD bag of goodies, as the order has to go out by then for the T-s to be back in time; and b).
Be sure to allow enough time for your check to arrive well before any deadlines.
The most recent banquet & Huckster Room table reservation took five (5) days to get to me, via USPS, from Pennsylvania to Connecticut!
For those of you that are "geographically challenged", these two states are very, very close to each other!

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
New BACK TO THE STONE AGE reprint!
Coming soon!


This Limited Edition BACK TO THE STONE AGE novel was first printed in 1937 and now reprinted using the Original Printing Plates!
Each book will be signed and numbered [edition of 300] and will feature spectacular full-color illustrations – stunning works by some of the best ERB artists past and present.


BACK TO THE STONE AGE will be printed the same way ERB books were printed 50 years ago – only better.
A master printer will use the original plates to letterpress print on premium paper which will be sewn and cased into a vintage-style binding, and covered in a dust jacket produced by Phil Normand.

In addition to BACK TO THE STONE AGE you will receive an original printing plate from the book!
The book and the plate will come in a nice presentation box.
To preorder this exciting set, contact Jim Gerlach [the Editor] at jtgerlach@verizon.net.
 



Recently, the printing plates for Back to the Stone Age were discovered - stored in their original wooden shipping crates. They are thought to be the only surviving set of plates for any Burroughs book.  While most plates were used for as many as 30 printings, these plates were only used once – to print the first edition in 1937.  Back to the Stone Age was the only pre-war Burroughs title not reprinted by either ERB Inc. or Grosset & Dunlap.  That is until now.

This Publisher’s Limited Edition for Back to the Stone Age will be the first book published by ERB Inc. in almost 50 years, and their first book to feature multiple color illustrations – stunning works by some of the best ERB artists past and present.  It will be printed in the same way ERB books were made 80 years ago – only better.   A master printer will use the original plates to letterpress print the text on premium paper which will be sewn and cased into a vintage-style binding.  Each of the 300 books produced will be signed, numbered and covered in a dust jacket produced by Phil Normand.

And most importantly, every copy of the Publisher’s edition will include one of the first edition plates used to print this edition – all housed in a custom clamshell presentation box. 
 
The Publisher’s Edition will include:

• A First Edition Printing Plate for Back to the Stone Age: 
Each Publisher’s Edition will include one copper electrotype plate used to print a page of the book.  ERB production plates were used to print the first edition and then for up to 30 additional printings of a book.  These plates will have only been used twice – in 1937 for the first edition & again in 2015.

• Back to the Stone Age by Edgar Rice Burroughs™, ERB Inc., Tarzana, CA. 2015. 
This second edition by ERB Inc. will be printed using the first edition plates and limited to 300 signed and numbered copies.

• A Presentation Box housing both the book and the plate. 
Each book and plate will be secured in a custom clamshell presentation box with gilt titles. When opened, the printer plate will be displayed in a tray on the left side across from the compartment securing the book. and the book will be secured in the compartment on the right side.

- RETAIL PRICE:   $249.99 (+ $10.00 for shipping). 

For more information go to www.bsalimited.com  or email jtgerlach@verizon.net

Trademark Edgar Rice Burroughs(TM) Owned By Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. And Used By Permission.  Back to the Stone Age (c) 1937 Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS VOLUME 3 - Coming in October!
by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Hal Foster

Hal Foster is celebrated in this deluxe collection of every Tarzan Sunday strips from September 1935 through May 1937!
This giant-size third volume compiles over one hundred expertly restored strips, on archive-quality paper and in gorgeous color, replicating their original appearance!

Hardcover, 15" x 20", Full Color, $125.00

List Price: $125.00



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!

"Death is Waiting" by John L. Benton from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Fall (September), 1943
When Grim Murder Stalks Mountain City, G-Man North is Right on the Job to Ferret Out a Slick Fifth Column Sabotage Racket!
"By Life or Death" by Sam Carson from POPULAR SPORTS MAGAZINE, Fall (September), 1942
There Is Fierce Pride in Jockey Young's Heart When He Brings in His Winner Through a Haze of Despair!
"Death at Cattaro" by Bob Clare from SKY FIGHTERS, September, 1938
Featuring: Hawk of the Mediterranean
During a Night of Hell, the Hawk of the Mediterranean Strikes at Hidden Death!



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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




FRAZETTA: ATLANTIS 1/4-SCALE STATUE - Coming in January 2016!

Direct from the Frank Frazetta "Atlantis" painting comes to life this majestic limited edition 1/4-scale polystone statue by ARH Studios Collectibles, sculpted by Troy McDevitt.
This impressive Greek soldier stands at the ready, and his war gear is exquisitely sculpted.

Scheduled to ship in January 2016.
$370.50



FRAZETTA: ATLANTIS 1/4-SCALE STATUE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY152407.









FRAZETTA: DEATH DEALER 1/4-SCALE STATUE - Coming in January 2016!

The original Frank Frazetta "Death Dealer" painting comes to life in magnificent limited edition 1/4-scale Polystone statue by ARH Studios Collectibles, sculpted by Ehren Bienert  Astride his stead, the Death Dealer cuts an imposing and impressive figure.

Scheduled to ship in January 2016.

$760.50

FRAZETTA: DEATH DEALER 1/4-SCALE STATUE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY152408.




FRAZETTA: HUNTRESS 1/4-SCALE STATUE - Coming in January 2016!

Direct from the Frazetta "Huntress" painting comes to life this beautiful limited edition 1/4-scale Polystone statue by ARH Studios Collectibles, sculpted by Tony Cipriano.

With her tigers at the ready, this jungle warrior is prepared for battle to save the land that she loves!

Scheduled to ship in January 2016.
$670.00

FRAZETTA: HUNTRESS 1/4-SCALE STATUE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY152409.



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now on Kickstarter - do not miss out!
The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th
!
If successful, print copies as well as e-books will be available!

Last fall Jim Emerson published the first issue of what will eventually be a 50 volume series on the early years of modern science fiction.  FUTURES PAST #1 begins with the year 1926 when the first science fiction magazine was published.  In fact, at that point it was not even called science fiction, but rather “scientifiction.” 

On March 10, 1926 AMAZING STORIES arrived on the newsstands with promises of interplanetary travel, alien races, and sights never before seen by Mankind.  The cover depicted a group ice skaters frolicking on one of the moons of Saturn.  That garishly colored issue would capture the attention and imagination of thousands of young readers, many of whom would be inspired to become science fiction writers themselves.  Over the coming years and decades, AMAZING STORIES would inspire hundreds of other science fiction magazines, tens of thousands of novels, films, radio plays, and so much more.

The goal of FUTURES PAST is to capture that incredible history and the people who made it, in exhaustive detail.  Over the next 10-12 years Jim Emerson will be producing a visual record of the field on a scale never attempted before.  The initial welcome has been quite positive, but one criticism was that the magazine is only available as a pdf and many visitors have asked when FUTURES PAST will be published as a print magazine. 

As you read this, a KICKSTARTER campaign has begun to raise funds to do just that.  The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th.  If the goal is successfully reached, the funds will enable us to offer both pdf and print editions for our readers as well as enabling us to pay for reprint rights and original articles.  Please come join us on this spectacular journey through time and space and be sure to spread the word to everyone you know.  To find out all the details, the Kickstarter campaign can be found here:


The website for FUTURES PAST magazine is:    http://www.sfhistory.net

About the Editor - Jim Emerson, the founder, author and editor of FUTURES PAST, is a professional librarian and archivist with a Masters in Library Sciences from Indiana University.  He has paid his dues as a college professor, freelance writer, computer consultant, and is an avid amateur photographer. 


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the genre of science fiction. In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering in unprecedented detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction from 1926 to 1975. Unlike other science fiction reference works which offer a mere page or two to a given year, highlighting only the most notable items, we will be devoting an entire volume to each year. This will not only include comprehensive coverage of all the books, films and magazines published, but also in-depth review of less prominent topics such as early fandom, conventions, fanzines, old time sf radio plays and serials, as well as extensive consideration to international science fiction. Each volume of the series is presented in proper sequential order, beginning with 1926 when the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, was published. 

The first installment of FUTURES PAST (1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction) is currently available in PDF format.  This digital edition can be viewed on any PC, Mac, tablet, laptop, and even cellphones.   The issue is 64 information-packed pages on everything happening in the world of science fiction in the milestone year of 1926, all in brilliant full color.  Just check out the screen captures below. One thing that will not be included in the series will be advertising - each issue is completely ad free.  So when we say 64 pages, we mean that every one of those pages is overflowing with content and not fluff.

Check out sample pages from the first installment, 1926 at the link below
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1894721876/futures-past-a-visual-history-of-science-fiction

 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction




Fu-Manchu: RE-ENTER FU-MANCHU - Coming September 15!
by Sax Rohmer


Adrift in the lonely rice fields of Northern China, American agent Tony McKay found himself face to face with the most diabolical evil he had ever encountered. The "Cold Men," spiritless creatures that did the unscrupulous bidding of the most dangerous secret organization on earth--The Si Fan!

What freak of nature had caused this horrible revival of living dead? Hidden in the mountains of Communist China, the terrible leader of the Si Fan cast his web of intrigue and death. McKay would learn that when Zombies walk and murder is the law--the dead will not be still...such is the realm of--Fu Manchu!


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
List Price: $9.95


GAIL SIMONE’S RED SONJA 2016 WALL CALENDAR - Coming in August!
(Art) Jenny Frison, Jay Anacleto, Fiona Staples, Nei Ruffino
(Cover) Jenny Frison

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

Calendar, Full Color, $14.99, On sale August 19.

RED SONJA 2016 WALL CALENDAR is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151274.




Go Hero
DOC SAVAGE "SILVER AGE" 1/6-SCALE FIGURE
Coming to comic shops in May!


Doc Savage, "The Man of Bronze," began as a pulp hero, but soon his popularity transcended the pulps, moving into radio, comic books, and a feature film. The name Doc Savage is synonymous with courage, danger, and adventure — remaining a heroic pop-culture icon to this day. Executive Replicas and Go Hero are proud to present the first ever Doc Savage 1/6 Scale Action Figure.

Now you can superamalgamate with such features as: a head with Doc's Silver Age Style Likeness; a 3D CAD Computer Designed Kaustic Plastik Heroik Muscle Body (KP02B) of extremely durable plastic with over 40 Points of Articulation, extraordinary definition, 4 interchangeable hands, carefully painted skin texture, and improved leg & ankle joints for extra stability; die cast weapons; and fabric clothing. All this, plus a stand with a printed Doc Savage logo, in full color packaging with classic cover art!

Scheduled to ship in May 2015. 
Figure    SRP: $189.99


DOC SAVAGE "SILVER AGE" 1/6 SCALE FIGURE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY152328.



 

Go Hero
WILMA DEERING 1:6 SCALE FIGURE
by GO HERO X EXECUTIVE REPLICAS X PHICEN LTD

Coming in September!

Wilma Deering is smart, tough, and doesn't take any guff. This daring dame fights to protect earth from the evil aliens, rogue robots, and dastardly villains. Her world of tomorrow is turned upside down when she meets a stranger from the distant past...a man named Buck Rogers!

As the original "space girl", Wilma is the archetype for the many heroines of science-fiction and fantasy. With her clever mind, adventurous spirit and trusty “rocket pistol”, Wilma Deering has defied gravity and the stereotypical “damsel in distress” since the 1920s.

For the first time ever, you can defend the future with...
- NEW PHICEN JOINTED BODY
- PORTRAIT OF WILMA DEERING
- “ROCKET PISTOL”
- BELT, BUCKLE, & HOLSTER
- 4 SETS HANDS/GLOVES
- LEATHER BOOTS
- ANTI-GRAVITY Leather “JUMP BELT” w/ Disc
- NEW BUBBLE HELMET
- NEW PILOT CAP w/ MOVING VISOR
- CLASSIC OUTFIT
- FIGURE STAND
- SPECIALTY PACKAGING
- EXCLUSIVE BONUS - ANNOUNCING SOON

IMPORTANT NOTES:
- These are LIMITED EDITION figures based on Pre-Orders (So don't wait)
- Professionally Manufactured by Phicen ltd.
- Expected Ship Date – 3rd Qtr 2015
- 15% NRD
- International Shipping is estimated at $50

On sale September 30.
$159.99

WILMA DEERING 1/6 SCALE FIGURE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY152335.


Go Hero




Hermes Press: BABES IN ARMS -  WOMEN IN COMICS DURING 2ND WORLD WAR - Coming in July!
Barbara Hall & Various

During the Golden Age of comics publishers offered titles supporting the war effort presenting fighting men and their feminine counterparts, babes in arms! Comic books during this period featured US service-women fighting the Axis and gave noteworthy women artists of the era opportunities to create action-packed, adventure filled four color stories.

Now, for the first time, renowned pop-culture historian Trina Robbins assembles comic book stories by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lilly Renee, and Fran Hopper together with insightful commentary and loads of documentary extras to create the definitive book chronicling the work of these important Golden Age artists.  This magnificent art book offers page after page of good girl action!


Hardcover, 8x10, 304 pages, Full Color, $60.00, On sale July 22.

BABES IN ARMS  is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151418.




ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #47 - Now available and arriving in comic shops April 29!
(W/A)  Various

THIS ISSUE FEATURES:

The Art of George Petty by Reid Stewart Austin
In this special issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of George Petty, world famous for his sleek and sexy pin-up girls as featured in Esquire magazine and on calendars and warplanes in the 1940s. Drawn from the late Petty historian Reid Stewart Austin's personal archive of material, this issue features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks.

Charles Dana Gibson: Master Illustrator by R. Gary Land


Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00







Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SCIENCE FICTION CLASSICS #5
This issue reprints the complete interior contents of the January 1941 issue of Amazing Stories.


Contents:
JOHN CARTER AND THE GIANT OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
THE INVISIBLE WHEEL OF DEATH by Don Wilcox
MYSTERY MOON by Edmond Hamilton
THE ARMAGEDDON OF JOHANN SCHMIDT by Arthur T. Harris
HAMMER OF THE GODS by John York Cabot
SKIDMORE'S STRANGE EXPERIMENT by David Wright O'Brien

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
ISBN 978-1508861522
$14.95


SCIENCE FICTION CLASSICS #6
This issue reprints the complete interior contents of the June 1941 issue of Amazing Stories.


Contents:  
BLACK PIRATES OF BARSOOM by Edgar Rice Burroughs
LOST TREASURE OF ANGKOR by James Norman
THE GIRL FROM VENUS by David V. Reed
THE QUANDARY OF QUINTUS QUAGGLE by William P. McGivern
PEPPER POT PLANET by Duncan Farnsworth
HOMER HIGGINBOTTOM, RAIN MAKER by Milton Kaletsky

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
ISBN 978-1508862451
$14.95





JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #9  - Coming in July!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris try to unravel a mystery in lonely Martian village under attack by a mysterious killer. But even if they manage to gain the trust of the suspicious villagers, something far more deadly lurks in the shadows. It's a murder mystery, Martian-style, from the minds of Ron Marz, the fan-favorite cosmic writer of Green Lantern, and Ian Edginton!


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

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #9 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151233
(Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151234 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151235 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151236 (Subscription cover).

 
 

 


JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #2  - Coming in July!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Richard Benson confronts the Invisible Death – but not before more killers can invade the headquarters of Justice, Inc. and take the fight to Benson's own doorstep! Alone and unaided, Benson's agents have to defend their fortress. Mark Waid, the industry heavyweight award-winning writer behind Kingdom Come and Daredevil, continues his latest tour-de-force with the pulp hero he’s waited his entire lifetime to write!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 1.

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151243.







KING: JUNGLE JIM #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops April 29!
(Writer) Paul Tobin (Art) Sandy Jarrell (CoverDeclan Shalvey

Bounding gadabouts!

Hawk-Men and Rhino-Men and Lion-Men and Snoring-Men and Tragic Reveals and Huge Jungle Fights and most important of all…our main character’s biggest worry is that he’s run out of whiskey.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





KINGDOM OF DARKNESS (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)  - Arriving in book stores April 28!
by Andy McDermott


History’s most sought after treasure is now mankind’s worst fear.
 
In Los Angeles, a desperate man seeks out renowned archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex–SAS soldier Eddie Chase—only to be gunned down in front of them. The assassin is soon identified as a ninety-year-old Nazi war criminal—with the body of a healthy forty-year-old.
 
Following the victim’s final warnings, Nina and Eddie travel to Cairo to inspect the newly discovered tomb of Alexander the Great. But the real find is hidden in one of its treasures—a mechanical guide leading to one of antiquity’s most tantalizing myths: a spring of water said to give eternal life to those who drink it.
 
Nina, Eddie, and a team of Mossad agents realize that the myth is real, and that a group of former SS men who have tasted this water are now hunting for its source. But before she and her alliance can act, Nina is kidnapped and spirited away to a secret Nazi enclave in Argentina, igniting a fierce, fateful, globe-spanning struggle in which her life hangs in the balance. All the while a terrifying possibility emerges—that the world’s darkest evil could live on forever.

Series: Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Dell
$9.99

 

Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
- New!
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015 - New!
Bonnett’s: A Store for Magazine Lovers - New!
Reports on Windy City Convention are Coming In. Here’s a Link to a Good One. - New!
Listen to the LOVE STORY MAGAZINE RADIO PROGRAM – “Two Diamond Bracelets”
New Orleans Trip Report, Part 2
New Orleans Trip Report, Part 1
The Doomed SMART LOVE STORIES

The Legacy Collection: The Rocketeer Action Figure
Coming in June!


Funko's new Legacy Collection is a line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture's biggest franchises. The Rocketeer, the titular hero of the 1991 film, is realized as a stunning 6" Legacy figure with 20 points of articulation, complete with detailed costume and jet pack, accessories, and even an extra, unhelmeted head so he can be the down-to-earth Cliff Secord! Window box packaging.

Available US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, S. Africa, United Arab Emirates, India, and Argentina.
SRP: $22.99

On sale June 24.

LEGACY COLLECTION: THE ROCKETEER ACTION FIGURE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY152273.

Funko





THE LIGHTNING STONES - Coming August 11!
by Jack Du Brul


Sinking thousands of feet below the surface of the earth in the Leister Deep copper mine in Minnesota, Philip Mercer rides a series of heavy-duty elevators to visit his old friend and mentor, Abraham Jacobs. Jacobs has led a research team to the deepest section of the mine for a groundbreaking study into climate change and cosmic rays. But as Mercer approaches the bottom, he is stunned to hear the unmistakable report of automatic gunfire in the massive underground chambers. He can't stop the inevitable: by the time Mercer finds his way to them, his dear friend, and the entire research team, have been efficiently executed. Mercer is left seeking answers . . . and revenge.

This sets in motion a propulsive thriller intertwined with intrigue, vengeance, and cutting-edge science. Mercer is thrust into an international hunt for the murderers—and the frightening secret of what they were looking for. The Lightning Stones is a smart rocket ride . . . and a franchise in the making.

Jack Du Brul became a #1 New York Times bestselling author with Clive Cussler, cowriting the Oregon series that has become a fan favorite.
Du Brul's own backlist—featuring Philip Mercer—serves as a launching pad now for the reintroduction of Mercer on a much larger level.


Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
List Price: $25.95




LOBSTER JOHNSON: A CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE ONE-SHOT - Coming in July!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Troy Nixey (Art), Kevin Nowlan (Art/Color), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

Santa is in trouble! Santa was taken hostage after witnessing a hostile robbery and a man's death. Hidden away in a mountain cabin, will the Lobster be able to find Santa and save Christmas?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 29.


LOBSTER JOHNSON: A CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY150085.


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts - New!
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger
HIGH ADVENTURE Series 3
The Shadow Pulp Magazine Auction


MASKS 2 #4 (OF 8)  - Coming in July!
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee Writer: Cullen Bunn Art: Eman Casallos

Heroes from across time meet, the bizarre origins of the Red Death are revealed, and an insidious trap springs shut. A dangerous adventure unlike anything you might expect awaits as the masked vigilantes of three different eras! The epic team-up of The Shadow, Black Terror, Miss Fury, Peter Cannon, Green Hornet, The Spider, and more continues, courtesy of Deadpool writer Cullen Bunn.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale July 1.

MASKS 2 #4 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151247 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151248 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151249 (Subscription variant cover).

   



Meteor House
FLIGHT TO OPAR - Restored Edition!
Coming in August!


Meteor House is excited to announce the never-before-published Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s classic novel Flight to Opar, the second volume of his acclaimed Khokarsa series.

This new edition—available as both an affordable trade paperback and a collectible limited edition hardcover—features nearly 4,000 words that were cut from Farmer’s original manuscript when the novel was published in 1976. Meteor House’s Restored Edition is the first and only publication of the novel ever to include the excised material, which encompasses long passages of narrative, dialogue, and rich world-building details on Ancient Opar and the civilization of Khokarsa that readers have never previously been able to enjoy—until now.

Meteor House’s Restored Edition of Flight to Opar also features cover art by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton as well as rare and previously unpublished bonus material, including:

A Preface to the Restored Edition by Christopher Paul Carey (coauthor with Philip José Farmer of The Song of Kwasin, the third novel in the Khokarsa series)*
A brand-new introduction by S. M. Stirling (New York Times bestselling author of the Change series)*
The Khokarsan Language by Philip José Farmer**
Khokarsan Glossary by Philip José Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
A Guide to Khokarsa by Christopher Paul Carey
Early Notes on the Khokarsa Series by Philip José Farmer*
Original Outline to Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer*
Cross-section Map of Opar by Philip José Farmer*

* Never before published.
** Only previously available in an out-of-print and extremely hard-to-find signed limited edition.

The trade paperback edition is $20 (plus shipping).
The hardcover limited edition is $30 (plus shipping).
Or you can buy them together for only $45 (and save even more on the combined shipping)!

Due out in the Summer of 2015, be sure to preorder early to ensure you get a copy of the limited edition hardcover, signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of preorders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed.

While the trade paperback edition will not have a short print run, if you preorder a copy before publication, it will also be signed by editor Christopher Paul Carey.



Meteor House


Mike Chomko -  April / May 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books for April thru May 2015

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

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

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


Mystery*File - Now online!

Walker Martin's Report on Windy City 2015 - New!
Convention Report: PULPADVENTURE CON 2014.
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 12, by WALKER MARTIN: Rereading UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN WORLDS.
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART ELEVEN –  Frank Robinson, 1926-2014 by Walker Martin

Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The New York Review of Bird by Harlan Ellison
Savage Sword of Criminal
The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch
The World of Tiers by Philip José Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Bottom - New!
Minister's Shoes - New!
A Blonde For Murder - New!
Cotton FBI - New!
Murder In One Take
Double Trouble
The Three-Nine Line

         Pulp Den  

Pulp Factory 2015 Award Winners

On Friday night, April 17th, at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention, the sixth annual Pulp Factory Awards were presented.  
These awards spotlight the best in new pulp fiction and artwork from the previous year. 
The award trophies were presented by the Yahoo Pulp Factory Group Moderator, Ron Fortier and Rob Davis, Art Director for Airship 27 Productions.

The Best Pulp Novel went to Van Allen Plexico for his space opera, “Legion III : Kings of Oblivion from White Rocket Books.

The Best Pulp Short Story went to Ian Watson for his “The Fort of Skulls” which appeared in “Pride of the Mohicans” from White Rocket Books.

For the very first time, the Best Pulp Anthology/Collection award went to White Rocket Books for “Pride of Mohicans.”

The Best Pulp Cover went to Mark Williams for his painted cover to “Legion II : Sons of Terra” from White Rockets.

Best Interior Illustrations went to Fabio Listrani for his illustrations in “Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man’s Land” from IDW.

Our congratulations to all the winners and especially to White Rocket Books for their near sweep.  The awards themselves reflected nominations from twenty-four new pulp publishers.



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

Windy City Pulp and Paper 2015 - photos - New!
From Murania Press comes The Island, sequel to Barehanded Castaways by J. Allan Dunn
New releases from Black Dog Books
William Corcoran - Editor, Author


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Preston & Child revisited - New!
Barsoom: ERB’s Mars - New!
The new adventures of Amusement Inc.
‘Pro Se Presents,’ year two
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective
Pulp comics: The Black Beetle
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Going back to Bonnett’s
- New!
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #79
Secret Agent "X" #4 Audiobook
Ambassador of Doom

by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

At the end of the Depression year of 1933, tiny Magazine Publishers could see which way the pulp winds were blowing. Street & Smith had broken new ground when they launched The Shadow Magazine in 1931. Doc Savage came two years later. As did The Phantom Detective.

 
In the Fall of ’33 Popular Publications released both The Spider and G-8 and His Battle Aces. The public was obviously hungry for heroes. And editor Rose Wyn decided that her outfit had to offer one too!
 
With top writer Paul Chadwick, she brainstormed Secret Agent “X," and uncanny composite of Doc and The Shadow, with a dash of the Phantom thrown in. The first issue appeared at the end of 1933 with a February 1934 cover date. Coincidentally, the popular King Features newspaper strip, Secret Agent X-9, debuted that same month! But for that hyphenated X, lawsuits might have shut down one or the other hero.
 
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent "X" took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld
to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
 
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.
 
For Secret Agent “X,” Rose Wyn decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Arsonists. These were the types of tabloid master criminals “X” hunted.
 
In Ambassador of Doom, the enigmatic “X” travels to Washington, D.C., to investigate skullduggery in our nation’s capital. There, he gets on the trail of the Green Mask, a murderous master of espionage whose ultimate loyalties are impenetrable. Before the trail of treachery has been exhausted, Secret Agent “X” will have struggled through Malay torture rites and worse in order to preserve America’s deepest secrets from an implacable foreign foe.
 
Ambassador of Doom is read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
 

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Dead Man's Kiss Audiobook
by Robert Weinberg
Read by Milton Bagby

Now available!

 
From the still halls of a Chicago museum, they've stolen a priceless ancient relic — and from its blackened crevices they've liberated a human spirit. His name is Jambres — priest of the once-mighty empire of Egypt — and for more than three millennia he's waited to walk again on earth.
 


His quest: to reunite the halves of his soul, sundered for a long-ago crime he didn't commit.
 
His chosen instrument: Carl Garrett, a white supremacist whose ruthlessness and fanatic determination make him the ideal match for Jambres's gruesome scheme.
 
At stake: the lives of hundreds of millions. They'll be killed in the most horrifying blood sacrifice history has ever seen - unless one lone and desperate woman, armed with knowledge no mortal is meant to possess, can stop Jambres before the slaughter begins. Read by voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
Robert Weinberg in fifth grade read The Devil and Daniel Webster, by Stephen Vincent Benet, and knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that he wanted to become a writer. It’s a dream he’s followed since. During the past 57 years, Bob has written and sold nearly 150 short stories, 19 novels, 18 non-fiction books and more than two dozen comic book scripts. He’s edited more than 200 anthologies and short story collections. Bob’s work has been published in 20 countries and 15 languages.
 
He’s won 2 Bram Stoker Awards, for writing and editing, given by the Horror Writers Association; 2 World Fantasy Awards; and 2 Society of Technical Writers Awards for his non-fiction science books. He served 2 terms as Vice President of the Horror Writers Association. He’s the only person in the history of the organization to win the group’s Silver Hammer Award for service to the association 2 times. Bob also was on the Board of Trustees for the World Fantasy Convention for 24 years. In 2005, Bob was Guest-of-Honor at Robert E. Howard Days held in Cross, Plains, Texas. Later that same year, was Guest-of-Honor at the World Fantasy Convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1983, Bob was given a Lamont Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Directors of PULPcon, the convention for pulp magazine enthusiasts. The Horror Writers Association awarded Bob a Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. In 2012, he was present a special award by the World Science Fiction Convention for his contributions to the Science Fiction field. Bob is probably the only horror writer who has ever served as Grand Marshall of a Rodeo parade. Despite all his success, Bob Weinberg is not yet ready to retire. He’s still looking to write the perfect story. He’s intent on composing a story that resonates with his readers the way The Devil and Daniel Webster did with him. It’s a goal he may never achieve, but he intends to keep trying.
 
8 hours - $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.



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

The Dead Man's Kiss by Robert Weinberg
From the still halls of a Chicago museum, they've stolen a priceless ancient relic - and from its blackened crevices they've liberated a human spirit. His name is Jambres - priest of the once-mighty empire of Egypt - and for more than three millennia he's waited to walk again on earth. His quest: to reunite the halves of his soul, sundered for a long-ago crime he didn't commit. His chosen instrument: Carl Garrett, a white supremacist whose ruthlessness and fanatic determination make him the ideal match for Jambres's gruesome scheme. At stake: the lives of hundreds of millions. They'll be killed in the most horrifying blood sacrifice history has ever seen - unless one lone and desperate woman, armed with knowledge no mortal is meant to possess, can stop before the slaughter begins. This exciting novel has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. This entire line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature great horror/fantasy novels long out of print. $2.99.

The Best of Argosy selected by Robert Weinberg #6 Minions of Mars
Rip Van Winkle was a mere cat-napper compared to Mark Nevin who went to sleep in 1939 and woke up six thousand years later. That was confusing enough without being elected by a prankish, disembodied intelligence to be the father of the future race, and chosen by a smooth-tongued rebel as king of a crazy country Mark had never even heard of. A sparkling and fast-moving tale of adventures in the Days to Come... Torn from the pages of the first and foremost pulp magazine, the fabled Argosy, and chosen from among thousands of stories by premier pulp authority, Robert Weinberg!
Argosy magazine was the first and most influential pulp magazine of the 20th century. At its height, it was published each and every week, and contained a veritable cornucopia of fabulous fiction in all genres. Detective and mystery stories. Westerns. Love stories. Sports. Even science-fiction and fantasy filled its pages. Esteemed writers ranging from Edgar Rice Burroughs to Erle Stanley Gardner graced its beloved pages.

Now Radio Archives is delving into the pages of this celebrated magazine in an effort to present some of the best feature fiction Argosy presented during its near-century of publication. Overseeing this production is one of the great scholars of the pulp era, novelist Robert Weinberg. “Radio Archives is issuing the best of the pulps in audio and eBook format,” he says. “It’s a pleasure to work with them, bringing back some of the greatest action fiction ever published for modern fans!”. Reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

 
 
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 eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.






RED SONJA #1973 - Coming in July!
(Writers) Cullen Bunn, Eric Trautmann, Roy Thomas, Luke Lieberman, Gail Simone
(Art) Dave Acosta, Rich Buckler (Cover) Ed Benes

Since her fearless debut in 1973, the She-Devil with a Sword has redefined the fantasy genre thanks to the efforts of acclaimed writers including Gail Simone, Roy Thomas, Luke Lieberman, and Eric Trautmann, and Gail SImone! Joined by first-time Sonja writer Cullen Bunn and a handful of amazing artists, these titanic talents each contribute tales of derring-do to this supersized, action-packed anthology. Everyone's favorite red-tressed heroine battles monsters, rivals, and ne'er-do-wells in Hyborian adventures retro-tinted to capture the flavor of her classic comics era!

48 pages, Full Color, $7.99
, On sale July 8.

RED SONJA #1973  is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151220.





Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire - Kickstarter Campaign for a new pulp role playing game!

A rules light role playing game of supernatural crime and consequences set in the pacific northwest in the 1930s.

Scaldcrow Games and Worlds of Pulp would like to introduce to you an incredible book and campaign setting: Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire, featuring Brother Bones. Utilizing the lightening quick and easy to use Bare Bones Beyond game mechanics you’ll be playing in this pulp-era setting in no time!

Cape Noire is a city located along the Pacific Northwest coast; set in the 1930s, it has been described as “a cauldron of licentious humanity.” Supernatural creatures and unspeakable sciences dwell in the dark shadows and dirty back alleys, prowling and preying on the innocent population. In addition to these horrific menaces, there are the ever present corrupt city officials and openly violent mobsters. Fortunately, there is hope, a grim reckoner of justice and vengeance; it comes in the form of a supernatural boogeyman—the undead avenger, Brother Bones!



ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 10: MAY 1946-MARCH 1947 HC - Coming in October!
(Art) George Tuska & Various

More "out of this world" yarns from the heroes (and heroines!) of the spaceways that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen-year period ending in 1953. They're all here. Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more. Collects issues #42-47, May 1946 to March 1947, of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7X10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99, On sale October 28.


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 10 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151503.


SECRET AGENT X-9: BY DASHIELL HAMMETT AND ALEX RAYMOND - Arriving in comic shops April 29!
Dashiell Hammett (w) • Alex Raymond (a & c)

The strip was a dailies-only serial.

This volume collects the complete Hammett/Raymond strips, plus the subsequent stories by Raymond and Leslie Charteris, famous himself for “The Saint” novels, as well as the Charteris stories drawn by Charles Flanders.

Included are strips from January 22, 1934 through October 31, 1936.

Hardcover, B&W, 11"x10", 304 pages, $49.99






THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW TP - Coming in July!
(W/A/CA) Howard Chaykin

It's New Year's, 1950... the end of a tumultuous decade. Lamont Cranston, the man that the world and the underworld know all too well as The Shadow, has had enough. It's time for the mysterious nemesis of crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s, and retire from public life. But despite this momentous decision, Margo Lane and the rest of The Shadow's agents fear that mankind, teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, may not be quite ready to be bereft of the dark avenger. Howard Chaykin, whose 1980s revival of The Shadow at DC Comics reinvigorated the character for comic lovers everywhere, returns to tell a mind-blowing tale of the Master of Men!  Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men? Howard Chaykin knows!

Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, Full Color, $19.99, On sale July 8.


THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151267.






The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Unseen Killer
- New!
The Black Falcon - New!
The Murder Master
The Shadow's Justice
Mardi Gras Mystery
The City of Doom

SIGNAL: A Sam Dryden Novel - Coming July 7!
by Patrick Lee

From the bestselling author of RUNNER comes the next thriller featuring Sam Dryden, in the series that has captured the imagination of readers worldwide. In the middle of the night, ex-Special Forces operative Sam Dryden gets a urgent call from an old colleague, desperate for his help in a last-minute secret mission. Without a moment's hesitation, Dryden agrees. The two race to a remote shack in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, where they break in, rescue four kidnapped girls, then flee into the hills just seconds ahead of the arriving police and FBI team. It's then that Sam Dryden learns the real secret behind this mission. His former teammate has been working security for an old friend whose company discovered something, and developed a device around that discovery, which had the power to change the course of history. But, as Newton's laws predict, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. There are some very bad people determined to get their hands on this device, and will stop at nothing to do so. This hidden group apparently has the money, the connections, the men, and the material to accomplish anything they want. Now the only thing standing in their way is Sam Dryden.

Series: A Sam Dryden Novel (Book 2)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.6 x 0.8 inches
List Price: $25.99



Soft Brides for the Beast Of Blood: Fiction, Features And Art From Classic Men's Adventure Magazines - Coming in July!

Men’s adventure magazines were a form of pulp publishing which flourished in 1950s and 1960s America, pandering to the cruelty and lust of young men with luridly illustrated stories of war, sleaze and savagery. They arose partly in response to the inauguration of the Comics Code in 1954, as a way of circumventing censorship by presenting material in a new, “adults-only” format. The prime years of the men’s adventure magazine unleashed a visual and verbal deluge of exposed and tormented flesh, bloody mayhem and sexual delinquency, representing a unique cultural phenomenon in US publishing and art.

SOFT BRIDES FOR THE BEAST OF BLOOD is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men’s adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. The book is divided into two main sections: FEATURES includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as Nazi doctors, tortures of the Spanish Inquisition, cannibal serial killers, vice, juvenile delinquency and other aberrations; and FICTION collects numerous examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, Nazi horror, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.

The book also features numerous examples of interior art from classic men’s magazines, and includes 35 features and stories, with more than 80 illustrations, and 16 pages of full colour, with work by such classic pulp artists as Norm Eastman, Norman Saunders and John Duillo. Features and stories include: THE CANNIBAL BUTCHER OF HANOVER; A SOFT WHITE THROAT FOR THE DEVIL’S HANGMAN; TORTURED NUDES FOR THE DEVIL’S CHARNEL HOUSE; SOFT BRIDES FOR THE HIDEOUS RITES OF THE DAMNED; NUDE NURSES FOR THE BEASTS OF BUSHIDO; DOOMED NUDES IN THE CIRCUS OF HORROR; TORTURE TRAP OF THE NYMPHO SCHOOLGIRLS; PRISON BREAK FROM CHAWCAGEE HELL HOLE; and many others.


Softcover, 8x11, 208 pages, Partial Color, $29.95, On sale July 1.

SOFT BRIDES FOR THE BEAST OF BLOOD is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151798.


SWORDS OF SORROW #3 (OF 6) - Coming in July!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Sergio Davila
(Covers) A: Tula Lotay
; B: Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

The genre-busting, time-hopping epic heroine crossover continues! In the midst of WWII, reluctant allies Miss Fury and the Black Sparrow are joined by an epic host of heroines from different worlds and eras to fight an invasion taking place right on Broadway!  Featuring Red Sonja, Eva (the daughter of Dracula), Lady Zorro, Red Sonja, and more! Don’t miss the funnest, bawdiest, sword-slingingest crossover event ever!


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

SWORDS OF SORROW #3 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151221 (Lotay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAY151222 (Lupacchino cover).




SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #1 (OF 3) - Coming in July!
(Writer) Marguerite Bennett (Art) Mirka Andolfo (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Red Sonja is plunged through the Rift to Jana the Jungle Girl’s tropical island, just as paradise is besieged by a terrifying monster that rains down ice and snow with killing cold. Jana, terrified for her homeland, is determined to destroy the source of the magic and return balance to her world – even if that means combating the She-Devil herself! An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by celebrated writer Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Earth 2).


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

SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #1 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151226.




SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #2 (OF 3) - Coming in July!
(Writer) Leah Moore (Art) Francesco Manna (Cover) Jay Anacleto

On Barsoom, the Princess of Helium is missing, and Irene Adler is the number one suspect. As Adler struggles to maintain her liberty and capture her own quarry, there are now two Martians roaming the dark, puddled streets of London, and Princess Dejah Thoris is not dressed for the weather. An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by acclaimed writer Leah Moore (Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes).


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

SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #2 is solicited in the May PREVIEWS (Available April 29).
The Diamond Item Code is 
MAY151228.




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.

The Stories of Francis Stevens-Unseen--Unfeared - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Behind the Curtain - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part Three
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part Two
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part One

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture
Pulp western art exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

October 24, 2015 to February 14, 2016!

The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in.
For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza.

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends.

And here is the best part! You can make a lasting impact on this historic exhibition by helping us get the catalog published!

One of the most important and lasting components of any great exhibit is its catalog, so saddle up with us on our Indiegogo campaign, and take a look at the awesome rewards for donating to the publishing costs of the catalog.

You might even get your name in the book!









17 April 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
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 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

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.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

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

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


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

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

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 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.

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #141
 
Texas Ranger Double Issue


"Emperor of the Pecos"
Jim Hatfield, the Lone Wolf Lawman, wages battle against despoilers of the range whose sinister dreams of land conquest run riot!
There’s “No Law West of the Pecos” until this hard-riding, hard-fighting ranger arrives.

"El Diablo's Treasure"
If they found the treasure, the Lone Wolf figured they’d have to be lucky to get out of Mexico alive!


 7x10, 114 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 3/38
 
"The Master of Death" by Robert Wallace
"When the ruthless secret six demonstrate their contempt for Law, the Phantom is called upon to stem the tide of blood which threatens to engulf a fashionable resort city."

"Simple Arithmetic" by Avin H. Johnston

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Startling Stories - 7/42
 
"City of Glass" by Noel Loomis
"The world of the future which invested Hart Niles with supreme power was a fabulous community of silicon men, fighting for survival in the year 800,000 A.D.!"

"The Marble Virgin" by Kennie McDowd
"The Man in the Moon" by William Morrison
"The Ghost Ship of Aztlan" by L. Taylor Hansen

Cover Artist: Earl K. Bergey


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 11/35
 
"Bring 'Em Back Dead" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Stolen silk! For the sake of the vast profits in its shimering folds, men kill wantonly—spreading terror in a ruthless reign of gory crime!"

"G-Man Handled" by Joe Archibald
"Scotched!" by Tom Curry


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
The Sinister Shadow
The 200th Doc Savage Super-saga!

Coming very soon!






Airship 27 Podcast: #3: Domino Lady - Now online!

Zone 4 Presents another episode of the brand new podcast focusing on the world of Pulp as Zone 4’s own Captain Ron Fortier, and Chief Engineer Rob Davis come together in the debut of this brand new podcast to discuss all things New Pulp, and the latest offerings from Airship 27 Productions!

Strap yourselves in for a trip through the skies as Ron and Rob take you on a journey through the classics and new classics in this Zone 4 spinoff podcast. The guys talk Domino Lady, Windy City Pulp & Paper, answer questions, and more!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Spring Cleaning Sale!

Announcing SANCTUM BOOKS' FIRST (and probably only) SPRING CLEANING SALE!

I'm offering the best-ever discounts on select Sanctum Books sets for the next month only:
THE SHADOW #9-28 for $200 postpaid (20 books = $259 list price)
THE SHADOW #31-55 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $359.75 list price)
THE SHADOW #56-80 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #26-50 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $351.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #51-75 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
THE WHISPERER #1-7 + NICK CARTER #1-3 for $100 postpaid
(10 books = $143.50 list price if purchased separately)


In general, these discounts translate to between 30% to 33% off list price,
with both $12.95 and $14.95 books being discounted to just $10 each
 (with the 25-book sets being discounted by more $100 off list price).

This is a limited time offer and prices are for shipping within USA only!
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2015.


Mail checks or money orders to:
Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-3305
 or
Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com 

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention!
It will be available at retail outlets and shipping to subscribers later this month!


THE SHADOW Volume 95: "The Chinese Tapestry" & "The Jade Dragon"
The Dark Avenger known as Ying Ko journeys to San Francisco's and New York's Chinatowns to combat exotic menaces in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates the strange mysteries of a dead man who still lives and "The Chinese Tapestry" that holds the secret to a fabulous inheritance! Then, The Shadow of Justice falls over Manhattan's Chinese community as the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop a murderous monster from acquiring the occult power of "The Jade Dragon." BONUS: a rare Golden Age of Comics classic by science fiction legend Theodore Sturgeon! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-176-6  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)

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!

The legendary Will Murray discusses his two upcoming novels The Sinister Shadow (a Doc Savage/Shadow crossover) and Tarzan: Return to Pal-U-Don.  Listen as Will describes his inspiration for these stories and how he once again used some of the unpublished prose of Lester Dent to make this a true collaboration with the man behind the Doc Savage legend. Will also talks about other projects that  are on-going as well as possible further crossovers.  You will hear it first right here!

Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!
Glynn Owen Barrass and Brian M. Sammons are well known authors of horror fiction and RPGs especially involving Lovecraftian themes.  They are also editors and publishers of weird fiction.  Their work can be found at Chaosium, Celaeno press,  Dark Regions Press, April Moon Press and many others.   In this interview we discuss the publication of the anthology "Beyond the Mountains of Madness" edited by Robert M. Price which has been in Limbo for several years.  Both Glynn and Brian have contributed stories to the BtMoM anthology.  We also discuss horror fiction, role playing games, things Lovecraftian (and not), and projects that are currently in the works.  The interview contains a few exclusives announced for the first time in this podcast!

Past episodes:
Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!

Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way in a matter of days.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

As an introductory offer, Beb Books offers five exciting fantasies from the pen of Victor Rousseau in ePub format, a $9.95 value for a flat $8.00.
This offer is good from now to April 30th


Titles include:

    * Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
    * Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    * Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
    * My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
    * Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.







Black Dog Books
Six new titles now available!

THE GARDEN OF TNT by William J. Makin
The Collected Adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia
With an introduction by Mike Ashley

Walking a tightrope of fragile alliances, undercover British Intelligence agent Paul Rodgers, aka the Red Wolf of Arabia, faces off against revolutionaries and
foreign dignitaries, trying to sway the balance of power following the Arab revolt.

Drawn from Makin's personal travels and peppered with intimate color and background, it.s little wonder that the Red Wolf of Arabia stories were reader favorites when they first appeared.

Now collected for the first time in book form are the complete thrilling adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia.
Over 500 pages of action and espionage excitement in the shifting sands of international intrigue!
 
Trade paperback / 550 pages / Price: $24.95 US



DYING COMES HARD by James P. Olsen
The Collected Cases of 'Hard Guy' Dallas Duane
With an introduction by James Reasoner.

 
They don't call him Hard Guy for nothin!
 
Into the rough and tumble oil fields of Texas and the American southwest of the 1930s comes
Dallas Duane, troubleshooter, freelance private dick and undercover investigator for the oil companies.
 
'Hard and fast' is his motto! Watch as he works his way in and out of trouble - both with the wildcatters and
wild women - knuckling a path through a series of bank robberies and payroll heists, murder and corrupt officials,
crooked gambling and haunted graveyards.
 
Here, for the first time are assembled the complete adventures of
'Hard Guy' Dallas Duane, two-fisted troubleshooter!
 
The appendix includes a nonfiction article about the wildcat oil booms of the
Texas region that Olsen covered as a newspaper reporter.

 
Trade paperback / 262 pages / Price: $19.95 US


THE VOICE OF THE NIGHT by Hugh Pendexter
The Cases of Jeff Faschon, Investigator
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.

 
A series of baffling robberies strike the high society of New York.
What could be the purpose and who could be responsible for such odd crimes?
The agents of the evil mastermind, Henri Bouchard, have infiltrated all levels of society.
No precious item is safe from his criminal genius.
 
Jefferson Fanchon, Inquirer, has been called in to decipher the events. Immediately he recognizes the hand of
his old European adversary, Bouchard. But never before has Bouchard's influence spanned the Atlantic. Why now?
 
The game is afoot as the great Inquirer's legendary powers of deduction are put to the test in this series of astounding cases!
 
Will Bouchard win? Or will Jeff Fanchon triumph?

In the grand tradition of Sherlock Holmes, uncover the startling answers in The Voice of the Night.

 
Trade paperback / 155 pages / Price: $14.95 US


DEATH HAS AN ESCORT by Roger Torrey
With an introduction by Richard A. Moore

 
Crime comes in many forms, great and small - but no crime compares to murder!

The floors runs red as Roger Torrey's classic hard-drinking private eyes sleuth their way through eight short novels and one shorter work.

With a ground-breaking introduction by Richard A. Moore, presenting a vast amount of new biographical information about Roger Torrey.
 
Coming in at more than 300 pages, this collection is sure to find a place on your mystery shelf!


Trade paperback / 330 pages / Price: $19.95 US


TARRANO THE CONQUEROR by Ray Cummings
With a new introduction by Tom Roberts

 
The year is 2430. The Earth awakens to find its leaders murdered! All major cities are in turmoil.

It is rumored an interplanetary plot is underway. When the same situation arises on Mars, panic ensues. Who is responsible?

The ruler of Venus sends word that he will protect the Earth if all its citizens will recognize and honor his supreme authority.

A defiant Earth Council refuses to submit to such blatant tyranny. Then a second message arrives from the stars:

Tarrano the Conqueror declares war on the Earth!

Trade paperback / 165 pages / Price: $12.95 US



WINDY CITY PULP STORIES No.15 edited by Tom Roberts
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H.P. Lovecraft and the 75th Anniversary of the Street & Smith comics.
With cover art by Les Edwards.

 
With contributions and rare articles by F. Paul Wilson, Robert Weinberg, Stephen Jones, S.T. Joshi, David H. Keller and others.
 
Trade paperback / 206 pages / Price: $15.95 US










Blade Runner - Ryan Gosling To Star In Sequel!

Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, the film that will be directed by Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve. Ridley Scott, who directed the original classic based on the Philip K. Dick novel, is aboard as executive producer. Harrison Ford, who starred in the original film, reprises his role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Now available!
   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

The December 20, 1921 issue of Adventure magazine carried a complete novel by J. Allan Dunn titled Barehanded Castaways. Unlike most yarns published in “the Dean of the Pulps,” Castaways did not come in over the transom, so to speak, but was solicited by editor Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, who had brainstormed the concept with his staffers. After hashing out the premise and setting some conditions the story’s writer would have to meet, Hoffman challenged Dunn to tackle the assignment.

That premise was deceptively simple: Nine average men with widely varying backgrounds are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Lacking tools or weapons—without even a wristwatch among them—the castaways quickly learn that their only chance of survival lays in pooling their skills and knowledge. With the hostile forces of Mother Nature arrayed against them, the nine work constantly just to survive on the most basic level. The strain eventually takes a horrible toll and drives one of their number mad, an event that sends the plot spinning off into another direction.

Hoffman’s conditions were that Dunn could not employ the usual plot devices that ameliorated such situations in shipwrecked-on-a-deserted-island tales. The castaways would not reach the island with tools in hand, nor would they be able to salvage supplies from a sunken ship in close proximity. There would be no friendly natives on the island to help them obtain food and fresh water. The nine men, naked or nearly so, would have nothing but their own wits and God-given talents by which to survive.

Dunn succeeded beyond Hoffman’s hopes and expectations. Barehanded Castaways became one of the most popular yarns ever to appear in Adventure. Nearly 15 years after its initial publication, when then-editor Howard Bloomfield was preparing the magazine’s 25th-anniversary issue and polling readers to determine which stories they would like to see reprinted, Barehanded Castaways got more votes than any other.

The enthusiastic reception to Castaways persuaded Hoffman that a sequel was called for. But had Dunn shot his bolt on the first story? Could he devise a second that would feature the same characters and still maintain suspense?

The Island, published complete in the October 30, 1922 issue of Adventure, settled those questions definitively. While not quite the sensation its predecessor had been, the sequel satisfied those who had been clamoring for it. J. Allan Dunn put a memorable spin on the original concept and found new facets in the old characters. It is perhaps better considered as the second half of a long story, rather than a wholly separate entity.

Amazingly, neither Castaways nor Island achieved American publication in book form, even though many Adventure novels with far less merit enjoyed that distinction. Castaways was published between hard covers in England, however Island was passed up.

Barehanded Castaways, which we published as a trade paperback several years ago, has in a small way replicated its initial success in Adventure by becoming the best-selling title in our “Classic Pulp Reprints” line. I expect something similar from Murania’s edition of The Island, which is now available here on the web site. It has the same cover design as Barehanded Castaways to reinforce the fact that it’s a sequel.

The Island can be purchased here for $19.95 (postage and handling included for domestic buyers), the standard price for our “Classic Pulp Reprints” volumes.
For those who have not read Castaways, however, I’m offering—for the proverbial brief time only—both books at a combined price of $31.95, which represents a savings of 20 percent. You can get THE ISLAND and the pair at the link below.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS

At the printer and coming soon!

HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS  is the second in the two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.

The 100,000 words of 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.

Anyone who’s read 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELSHANDSOME HEROES tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.





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

A Lost Serial Found (And Screened): Pearl White’s THE HOUSE OF HATE - New!
Now Available: THE ISLAND
Collectibles Sale Ends Soon!
Collectibles: Spring Cleaning Sale
Silent Serials Book Set: Just Two Left!

Bold Venture Press - April releases!

Railroad Stories #1 
Avalanche! and Other Stories
by E.S. Dellinger


All aboard for adventure and romance! Railroad Stories entertained readers with stories of rugged men working various jobs for the railroads across the nation, in small towns and big cities. E. S. Dellinger was a frequent and popular contributor with numerous series characters such as Brick Donnelly and Red Hot Frost.


In this volume, the railroad crew confronts various natural disasters. In Avalanche, an engineer loses his nerve and his girl; Tornado features a race against time and an approaching catastrophe; The Lion Tamers have their hands full when a traveling circus is derailed and wild animals escape.

This title will be available April 23rd.


A Date With the Executioner
by Ellen Smith
Now available!

In the pages of A Date With the Executioner, you will become intimately acquainted with the sister of a charismatic man who killed without remorse and faced the ultimate punishment.
A Date With the Executioner is a non-fiction/true crime story, with only the names changed to protect the innocent. But more than just a crime thriller, this story, told through the sister's eyes, relates how from a young age her normal family life was disrupted by her brother's erratic behavior which hinted early on at a destructive personality. She relates how her tormented mother was constantly turned aside by the system in a futile search to find him help, long before he was executed by the same system that ignored him.

The brother, a death-row prisoner in Texas for 17 years was loved and hated, and his controversial circumstances caused agony to his victims and deeper agony and humiliation to his own family leading up to his execution.

This title will be available April 16th.
ISBN: 978-1511505659
206 pages, $14.95


Blood Is the Life
Three thrillers starring Bianca Jones
by John L. French
Now available!

Vampires in Baltimore? It hardly seems likely, but Detective Bianca Jones finds herself on the case anyway. Having vanquished monsters and demons, Bianca became the unofficial monster-hunter of the BPD, catching the assignments no one speaks about – not to other officers, not to the public and certainly not to the media.

The hunt starts when something begins preying on people in Druid Hill Park. It continues when bodies drained of blood turn up throughout the city as another cop starts investigating Bianca. Finally, it culminates in a battle with an ages-old master vampire against whom the usual tactics and weapons are useless. Can Bianca prevail? She better. For if she loses, so does all of Baltimore.

Author John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. In 1992 he began writing crime fiction, basing his stories on his experiences on the streets of what some have called one of the most dangerous cities in the country. His books include The Devil of Harbor City, Souls On Fire, Past Sins, Bullets and Brimstone and Here There Be Monsters. He is the editor of Bad Cop, No Donut, which features tales of police behaving badly.

This title will be available April 9th.
ISBN: 978-1511568531
120 pages, $9.95






CONAN THE AVENGER #16 - Coming in July!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

A mysterious oasis with a massive inland lighthouse beckons to Conan amidst the scorching sands. Answering a call for help, he offers assistance, only to realize too late all is not what it seems--he's stumbled into a trap!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 29.






CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE HC - Coming in September!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands! Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure that leads him on a perilous journey! Writer Fred Van Lente tackles the world's most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #7-12 of Dark Horse Comics' Conan the Avenger.

Hardcover, 7" x 10", 152 pages, $24.99, in stores on September 2.




CRYPTOZOOLOGY ANTHOLOGY: Strange and Mysterious Creatures in Men's Adventure Magazines - Now available!

cryptozoology (n.) The search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is unsubstantiated or in dispute, such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, fish with human hands, the Yeti, the Thunderbird, the Ape-Man Monster of Tennessee, and the 'Thing' at Dutchman's Rig.

For three decades, when American men had questions about the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and other weird beasts from the strange world of cryptozoology, they found answers in the hard-hitting pages of men's adventure magazines.

Now, collected here for the first time ever, are samples of sensational period reporting and wild, "true" accounts of savage, fist-to-claw duels between man and Sasquatch, man and fishman, man and monster! Plus full-color vintage pulp artwork that accompanied the stories' original publication, rare archival discoveries, men's pulp history, expert analysis, cryptid-by-cryptid commentary, and much, much more.

This latest installment in the Men's Adventure Library is edited by Robert Deis of MensPulpMags.com, David Coleman (The Bigfoot Filmography) and Wyatt Doyle (Stop Requested), and includes contributions from luminaries in the field such as Sir Arthur C. Clarke, John Keel, and many others.

Cryptozoology Anthology is packed with 13 biting tales of creatures notorious and obscure, and the limited hardcover includes bonus material exclusive to that edition, including an additional wild story rescued from obscurity. Don't leave civilization without it!


Paperback: 310 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
$24.95


Hardcover: 322 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
$34.95


CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



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

FFB: Five Books Reviewed by *Guest Blogger* DASHIELL HAMMETT - New!
Pulp Gallery: WEIRD TALES 50, 51 & 52 (1928) - New!
"The Continental Opposite" Rides Again - New!
Pulp Gallery: Norman Saunders on SAUCY MOVIE TALES
New from BLACK DOG BOOKS !  
The Continental Op solves "The Farewell Murder" (maybe)  
Paperback Gallery: Further Adventures of THE CONTINENTAL OP  


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
 "The Gray Ghost" from the May 1, 1936 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
  
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Of Dice and Men!" by Joe Archibald from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, August, 1949
Featuring: Alvin Hinkey
Alvin Hinkey, clown of the crime-busters, is no great bones when it comes to handling the dice. But he makes his point when the murdered crap shooter fades out with a snake-eyes roll.
"The Man Who Saved the Earth" by Austin Hall from AMAZING STORIES, April, 1926
Charley Huyck's scientific theories and invention save the Earth.  Originally published in All-Story Weekly in 1919.
"Owlhoot Breed" by Hapsburg Liebe from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1947
Tip Raiford fights to overcome his heritage of lawlessness and travel the straight and narrow road like a real man!


Flash Gordon - Matthew Vaughn in Talks to Direct new feature film!

Mathew Vaughn, basking in the success of his surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, is in negotiations to direct Flash Gordon, a movie based on the classic comic strip character that is set up at Twentieth Century Fox.
The studio picked up the project almost a year ago, with John Davis and King Features producing. Davis spent more than a year acquiring the rights from the Hearst Corporation.


Frank Frazetta
Arriving in comic shops April 22!

Dark Horse is proud to announce a new range of collectables licensed from the estate of perhaps the finest fantasy artist of our time, the late Frank Frazetta.
By special arrangement with his heirs, we are bringing forward selected images as the face cards and Jokers on a new deck of playing cards,
as well as coasters with some of the most savage heroes ever painted!

Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Playing Cards
Each deck includes 52 cards plus 2 jokers
$4.99


Frank Frazetta Warrior Coaster Set
Reproduced on high-quality 4” x 4” coasters, packaged in a sturdy full-color box
$9.99






Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Stein - Arriving in comic shops April 22!

One of the most iconic images of the fantasy genre is Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer. Death Dealer has long been regarded as one of Frazetta's most powerful and brilliant pieces. This menacing warrior is represented in brilliant color and fine detail on this 22-oz. white stein. This stein comes in a full-color box and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

22-oz. white stein, $19.99




FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now on Kickstarter - do not miss out!
The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th
!
If successful, print copies as well as e-books will be available!

Last fall Jim Emerson published the first issue of what will eventually be a 50 volume series on the early years of modern science fiction.  FUTURES PAST #1 begins with the year 1926 when the first science fiction magazine was published.  In fact, at that point it was not even called science fiction, but rather “scientifiction.” 

On March 10, 1926 AMAZING STORIES arrived on the newsstands with promises of interplanetary travel, alien races, and sights never before seen by Mankind.  The cover depicted a group ice skaters frolicking on one of the moons of Saturn.  That garishly colored issue would capture the attention and imagination of thousands of young readers, many of whom would be inspired to become science fiction writers themselves.  Over the coming years and decades, AMAZING STORIES would inspire hundreds of other science fiction magazines, tens of thousands of novels, films, radio plays, and so much more.

The goal of FUTURES PAST is to capture that incredible history and the people who made it, in exhaustive detail.  Over the next 10-12 years Jim Emerson will be producing a visual record of the field on a scale never attempted before.  The initial welcome has been quite positive, but one criticism was that the magazine is only available as a pdf and many visitors have asked when FUTURES PAST will be published as a print magazine. 

As you read this, a KICKSTARTER campaign has begun to raise funds to do just that.  The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th.  If the goal is successfully reached, the funds will enable us to offer both pdf and print editions for our readers as well as enabling us to pay for reprint rights and original articles.  Please come join us on this spectacular journey through time and space and be sure to spread the word to everyone you know.  To find out all the details, the Kickstarter campaign can be found here:


The website for FUTURES PAST magazine is:    http://www.sfhistory.net

About the Editor - Jim Emerson, the founder, author and editor of FUTURES PAST, is a professional librarian and archivist with a Masters in Library Sciences from Indiana University.  He has paid his dues as a college professor, freelance writer, computer consultant, and is an avid amateur photographer. 


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the genre of science fiction. In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering in unprecedented detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction from 1926 to 1975. Unlike other science fiction reference works which offer a mere page or two to a given year, highlighting only the most notable items, we will be devoting an entire volume to each year. This will not only include comprehensive coverage of all the books, films and magazines published, but also in-depth review of less prominent topics such as early fandom, conventions, fanzines, old time sf radio plays and serials, as well as extensive consideration to international science fiction. Each volume of the series is presented in proper sequential order, beginning with 1926 when the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, was published. 

The first installment of FUTURES PAST (1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction) is currently available in PDF format.  This digital edition can be viewed on any PC, Mac, tablet, laptop, and even cellphones.   The issue is 64 information-packed pages on everything happening in the world of science fiction in the milestone year of 1926, all in brilliant full color.  Just check out the screen captures below. One thing that will not be included in the series will be advertising - each issue is completely ad free.  So when we say 64 pages, we mean that every one of those pages is overflowing with content and not fluff.

Check out sample pages from the first installment, 1926 at the link below
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1894721876/futures-past-a-visual-history-of-science-fiction

 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction




Girasol Collectables - May Pulp Replicas!
These are being announced early!


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

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


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

THE SPIDER #116 from August 1943 - $35 TERROR TALES #49 from November 1940
OPERATOR 5 #47 from September/October 1939 - $35





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

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

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

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

Girasol Collectables

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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
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October 1935
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February 1936
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#21 June 1936
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#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
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October 1934
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December 1934
#9  January 1935
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October 1935
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#21 January 1936
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#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
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#27 July 1936
#28 August 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
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#32 December 1936
#33 January 1937

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
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August 1936
#17 ­ September 1936
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#21
January 1937
#22 February 1937
#23 March 1937
#26 June 1937


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)
#116 The Criminal Horde (August1943)

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
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#5  January 1935
#6  February 1935
#7 March1935
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#9 May 1935
#10 June 1935
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September 1935
#14  October 1935
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#17 January 1936
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March 1936
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July/Aug 1936
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Sept-Oct 1936
#25 Nov-Dec 1936

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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July-August 1937
#30 September-October 1937

#31 November-December 1937
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#35 July-August 1938
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#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

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


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
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 September 1925
#25  October 1925
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#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
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#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#38 November 1926
#39 December 1926
#40  January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

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


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

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.






ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #47 - Now available and coming soon to comic shops!
(W/A)  Various

THIS ISSUE FEATURES:

The Art of George Petty by Reid Stewart Austin
In this special issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of George Petty, world famous for his sleek and sexy pin-up girls as featured in Esquire magazine and on calendars and warplanes in the 1940s. Drawn from the late Petty historian Reid Stewart Austin's personal archive of material, this issue features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks.

Charles Dana Gibson: Master Illustrator by R. Gary Land


Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00







Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

The New Adventures of Tarzan
Burroughs-Tarzan Pictures
15-Chapter Serial, 1935
3-Disc Set

$14.95
 
Starring: Herman Brix, Ula Holt, Frank Baker, Dale Walsh, Harry Ernest, Don Castello, Lew Sargent, Merrill McCormick, Jackie Gentry, Earl Dwire, Tony Gentry
Directed by: Edward Kull
Screenplay by: Edwin H. Blum, Ben S. Cohen, Basil Dickey, Chas. F. Royal


FIRST TIME ON DVD! The COMPLETE 15-Chapter Serial with the COMPLETE Chapter One. When this serial was first released, Chapter One timed in at about 65 minutes in length--the longest in serial history. Later, this chapter was edited down to about 40-45 minutes in length. It is this shorter version of Chapter One which is presented on other companies dvd's. Never before on dvd has the complete 65 minute first chapter been available--until now! For completists, we present BOTH Chapter One's on our dvd.

Most of this serial was filmed in Guatemala and on the ocean voyage to and from this location. Additional scenes were shot in a studio in Los Angeles and at the old Selig Zoo. The official Press Book of the serial contains the original synopsis. However, partway through filming the first episode, the storyline was completely rewritten.

 
Craig Kennedy
The Clutching Hand

Stage & Screen Productions
15-Chapter Serial, 1936
3-Disc Set

 $14.95
 
Starring: Jack Mulhall, Rex Lease, Mae Busch, Ruth Mix, William Farnum
Directed by: Albert Herman
Screenplay by: Leon D'Usseau, Dallas M. Fitzgerald

Based on Arthur B. Reeve's novel starring Craig Kennedy, the American Sherlock Holmes, and his sidekick, Walter Jameson. Federal agents battle smugglers over lost secret papers.

    
Starring: William "Stage" Boyd, Kane Richmond, Claudia Dell, Josef Swickard, Geo. F. Hayes, Billy Bletcher, Eddie Fetherston, Milburn Morante, Margot D'Use, Jerry Frank, Sam Baker
Directed by: Edward Kull
Screenplay by: Eddie Granemann, Leon D'Usseau, Perley Poore Sheehan

An evil scientist plots to take over the world from his hidden base in Africa. A series of electrical storms disrupts the world. Engineer Bruce Gordon invents a machine to trace the cause of the disasters. He finds that they eminate from Magnetic Mountain in Africa, home to Zolok.


    
Starring: Reed Hadley, Sheila Darcy, William Corson, Leander de Cordova, Edmund Cobb
Directed by: William Witney, John English
Screenplay by: Ronald Davidson, Franklin Adreon, Morgan Cox, Sol Shor, Barney A. Sarecky

When a mysterious spectre in a gleaming suit of armor incites a Yaqui Indian uprising and the theft of Mexican gold shipments, it is Zorro to the rescue in this classic Republic Pictures Cliffhanger adventure of dazzling swordplay and whip-cracking action.








KING: FLASH GORDON #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops April 22!
(Writer) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (Art) Lee Ferguson (Cover) Declan Shalvey

Subaquatic rescue! On the watery planet Coralia, Flash, Dale and Zarkov don Lung Machines to take on the deadly Octotusk and dine with the even deadlier Queen Darya! Will Team Flash be chewed alive, or live long enough to face the approaching forces of the Merciless Ming!?


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99









LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops April 22!
(Writer) Shannon Eric Denton (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joyce Chin

Lady Rawhide and Lady Zorro set out to find the men responsible for the abduction of the village girls but their trail leads them into a remote mining camp! Death is at every turn in a town full of men with nothing to lose but none of it is as dangerous as the women running the brothel! Have Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide finally met their match?


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 15





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Listen to the LOVE STORY MAGAZINE RADIO PROGRAM – “Two Diamond Bracelets”
- New!
New Orleans Trip Report, Part 2
New Orleans Trip Report, Part 1
The Doomed SMART LOVE STORIES

LE GUIDE HOWARD - Now available!
By Patrice Louinet

His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death, his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly editions of his work.
 
Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand and one reasons to (re) read again and again.


Summary
Thanks
I. Introduction
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty stories you need to have read (and why)

III. Biography
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A few laconic words on ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real deal and the imitations

VII. About Howard
VIII. The Adaptations
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Reading about Howard
Conclusion


Cover: Alexandre Bourgois
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-2-917689-84-4

Language: French
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 10.00
E-book Price: € 1.99

LOBSTER JOHNSON: A CHAIN FORGED IN LIFE ONE-SHOT - Coming in July!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Troy Nixey (Art), Kevin Nowlan (Art/Color), Dave Stewart (Color), and Tonci Zonjic (Cover)

Santa is in trouble! Santa was taken hostage after witnessing a hostile robbery and a man's death. Hidden away in a mountain cabin, will the Lobster be able to find Santa and save Christmas?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on July 29.




Moonstone Books
DAY OF THE DESTROYERS
Jimmie Flint, Agent X-11 must save America

Now available!

Authors: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile
Cover: Fernando Ferreiro

Based on a real historical event during the Roosevelt administration!
Guest starring pulp heroes The Green Lama, The Phantom Detective, and The Black Bat!

Day of the Destroyers is an all-original linked prose anthology - each story is part of a larger arc wherein Jimmie Flint, Secret Agent X-11 of the Intelligence Service Command, battles to prevent the seditionist Medusa Council from engineering a bloody coup overthrowing our democracy.

Agent X-11 fights across the country preventing an aerial assault on Chicago’s rail lines, destroying a secret factory of gas meant to enthrall millions in New Mexico, racing to stop a machine of fantastic destruction in Manhattan, and so much more!

Written by pulp fictioneers: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile.
Introduction by pulp historian and award-winning author Robert Weinberg!


Softcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $13.95
Hardcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $23.95

Note: This volume contains the stories originally slated for the cancelled Operator #5 anthology, NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS, with Agent X-11 replacing Operator #5.


Moonstone Books
Coming in August!

Judgment, Domino Lady, Secret Agent X
By CJ Henderson, John French, Joe Gentile
Cover: Dennis Calero


3-novellas in one!
Judgment is Moonstone’s latest pulp justice-dealer!


Created by pulp-master CJ Henderson (Punisher, Kolchak, The Spider), Judgment leaves no loose ends and could care less what anyone else thinks! If you like your body count high, and your action outrageous, Judgment is waiting for you! With his wits, his twin 45’s, and his will of iron, he literally goes to hell and back in this one, folks.

Plus a brand new Domino Lady tale, and a Judgment/Domino Lady/Secret Agent X team up story!

160 pages, 6 x 9, $10.95



THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SEMI DUAL - Now available!

THE MASTER MYSTIC RETURNS IN LATEST PULP OBSCURA VOLUME

An innovative Publisher of Genre Fiction known for reviving forgotten Pulp characters in new tales, Pro Se Productions announces the latest release from its Pulp Obscura imprint, in conjunction with Altus Press. Featuring a character of mystery and intrigue, The New Adventures of Semi Dual is now available in print and digital format.

“Semi Dual,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is unlike any other occult investigator to follow him, primarily because he incorporates aspects of every type of mystic detective you could imagine. Aloof, mysterious, dangerous, adventurous, intelligent, and more, Semi Dual is the ultimate occult investigator. Also, his story as told originally was so involved and intricate, the character essentially demands new stories be written about him and Pulp Obscura is glad to oblige.”

Prepare to be amazed and astonished as the first occult detective of Pulp Fiction walks once more from the halls of the Urania Building and joins the fight against evil! Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press proudly presents 'The New Adventures of Semi Dual'! Created by J. U. Giesy and J. B. Smith, Semi Dual was considered Pulp's first occult detective. Semi Dual, also known as Prince Abdul Omar of Persia, was an astrologer, a mystic, a telepath, and a psychologist. Semi Dual's name was based, in part, on his methods of investigation: "by dual solutions-- one material for material minds-- the other occult, for those who cared to sense a deeper something back of the philosophic lessons interwoven in the narrative." Assisted by his allies at Glace and Bryce, Private Investigators, Semi Dual peels away the layers of mystery to shine light on the darkness!

From out of the past comes new tales of The Master Mystic! The New Adventures of Semi Dual by I. A. Watson, Kevin Noel Olson, and James Palmer! Available from Pulp Obscura and Pro Se Productions!


Bound in a haunting cover by Mike Fyles with logo design and print formatting by Sean Ali, The New Adventures of Semi Dual is available at the links below.

The original tales of Semi Dual are reprinted by Altus Press.



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

Vic Challenger - New!
Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis
The Emperor
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  



Nick Carter, in "Zanabayah, the Terrible, or, Nick Carter's Struggle With the Vitic King" - Now online!  

Jess nevins has scanned one of his Nick Carter issues, to make it publicly available, so everyone can enjoy it.

It's a dime novel from 1907, written by dime novel story machine Frederic van Rensselaer Dey (who was Lester Dent before Lester Dent) so the prose is dated, to say the least. But I think "Zanabayah, the Terrible" is interesting a (very) early science fiction/detective story--not the first in the Carter canon, btw--as well as a glimpse at what the dime novels and Carter were like at their peak.


Check it out at the link below.


PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #7 - New!
Mike Taylor compares of “The Quest of Tarzan” printed in ARGOSY in 1941, and Tarzan and the Castaways published in book form by Canaveral Press in 1964.

PulpdomOnline #6
A look at ARGOSY during 1941
"EPIC PULPS: ARGOSY 1941" by Mike Taylor


PulpdomOnline #5
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 17–24
Review: PULPMASTER: The Theodore Roscoe Story
Review: THE MARTIAN LEGION: In Quest of Xonthron

PulpdomOnline #4
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 9–16
a report on “The Great Moon Hoax”
a review of War Over Lemuria, Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction
The “Shaver Mystery” issue of Amazing Stories
art by Craig Black and Jeff Jones, and more.

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.


 

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The New York Review of Bird by Harlan Ellison - New!
Savage Sword of Criminal
The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch
The World of Tiers by Philip José Farmer

Pulp Den - Now online!

Murder In One Take - New!
Double Trouble - New!
The Three-Nine Line
Nude In Red
Strange Loyalties
Murder In One Take

         Pulp Den  

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

From Murania Press comes The Island, sequel to Barehanded Castaways by J. Allan Dunn - New!
New releases from Black Dog Books
William Corcoran - Editor, Author
George Allan England - The Mermaid
Argosy reprints from Altus Press

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

The new adventures of Amusement Inc. - New!
‘Pro Se Presents,’ year two
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective
Pulp comics: The Black Beetle
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015

Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam


Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.




RED, AS IN RUIN by Jeff Deischer - Now available!

It is 1942. America has just entered World War II. But other menaces threaten the citizens of the United States. Six years ago, tragedy took Simon Basil Petrie's family from him. From the ashes of his life as an adventurer came the Basilisk, a being seemingly devoid of emotion devoted to one thing - battling crime and the weird criminals who perpetrate it. The Basilisk and his associates in Nemesis Company are summoned to Mexico when an old friend is attacked by a vampire, his body drained of blood!

Page Count: 246
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
List Price: $16.00


Createspace  


Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON Round 4
Now available!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 4, the final volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the collected Kid Allison stories and measures in at 347 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Mark Finn. The book is expected to ship in late-March 2015.

Price and Numbering
The price for volume 4 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping. To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set. Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping. The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members. (How to become a member? See here.)

If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible).
Shipping (rates updated as of 02/20/15)
If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $4
Domestic via USPS Priority: $10
Canada via Global Priority: $34
Australia via Global Priority: $50
Europe via Global Priority: $44
UK via Global Priority: $52


If ordering all four books in one package, include the following shipping cost:
Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13
Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $43
Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $62


Insurance to any US location is $2 extra when shipping a single book, or $3.05 for the set. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority; insurance on Flat-Rate Priority (for the set) is an additional $4.75. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering and payment
To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order and shipping option. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering
If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents:

Intro: “A Boy and His Dog” by Mark Finn
Kid Allison:
The Man with the Mystery Mitts
Kid Galahad
College Socks
The Wild Cat and the Star
Fighting Nerves (Kid Allison version)
Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory:
The House of Peril
One Shanghai Night
The Tomb of the Dragon
Other Tales:
The Sign of the Snake
The Fighting Fury
Fighting Nerves (Jim O’Donnel version)
Fists of the Desert
Fists of the Revolution
Miscellanea:
The Jinx
Fistic Psychology
The Drawing Card
Untitled fragment (“Huh,” I was so . . .)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Allison version)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Clarney version)
One Shanghai Night – synopsis
Untitled notes (Knute Hansen)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 4), by Patrice Louinet




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Murder Master
- New!
The Shadow's Justice - New!
Mardi Gras Mystery
The City of Doom

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE OMNIBUS TPB
Now available!

(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Wilfredo Torres (Cover) Chris Samnee

The Shadow has enjoyed nearly a century of enduring popularity as the first and greatest hero from the golden age of pulp magazines. Here, for the first time, is unveiled the origin story of how the Master of Men returned to America following his many adventures abroad in the aftermath of World War I. How did Lamont Cranston launch his legendary crusade against crime, assemble his vast network of covert operatives, and meet his lover and companion, Margo Lane? A treat for longtime Shadow fans and a perfect introduction to the character for a whole new generation of readers. Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men?

The Shadow Knows! Collects the complete ten-issue storyline (#1-10) from The Shadow: Year One, including a pin-up gallery of over 50 comic book covers (by top-tier artistic talent including Alex Ross, Matt Wagner, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin, and Wilfredo Torres), plus the complete script to the first chapter. Every copy comes signed by Matt Wagner, Shadow writer extraordinaire and acclaimed writer/artist of Grendel and Mage!


Trade paperback, 7x10, 304 pages, Full Color, $29.99, On sale May 6





SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #5 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops April 22!
Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, art by Carlos Furuzono, covers by Aaron Campbell; Colton Worley.

The thrilling conclusion to the critically acclaimed series sees two become the sign of the one… Rasputin, the mad Russian monk, has forced either Holmes or Houdini to take their final bow, leading our remaining adventurer to rally his spirits to combat the man who cannot be killed.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Second teaser trailer now online!

The second teaser for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has debuted online.



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.

The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part Three - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part Two - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Citadel of Fear-Part One - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-Friend Island
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Labyrinth
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Nightmare
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Three
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Two
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part One







10 April 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
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 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

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.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

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

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


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

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

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 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.

Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #141
 
Texas Ranger Double Issue


"Emperor of the Pecos"
Jim Hatfield, the Lone Wolf Lawman, wages battle against despoilers of the range whose sinister dreams of land conquest run riot!
There’s “No Law West of the Pecos” until this hard-riding, hard-fighting ranger arrives.

"El Diablo's Treasure"
If they found the treasure, the Lone Wolf figured they’d have to be lucky to get out of Mexico alive!


 7x10, 114 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 3/38
 
"The Master of Death" by Robert Wallace
"When the ruthless secret six demonstrate their contempt for Law, the Phantom is called upon to stem the tide of blood which threatens to engulf a fashionable resort city."

"Simple Arithmetic" by Avin H. Johnston

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Startling Stories - 7/42
 
"City of Glass" by Noel Loomis
"The world of the future which invested Hart Niles with supreme power was a fabulous community of silicon men, fighting for survival in the year 800,000 A.D.!"

"The Marble Virgin" by Kennie McDowd
"The Man in the Moon" by William Morrison
"The Ghost Ship of Aztlan" by L. Taylor Hansen

Cover Artist: Earl K. Bergey


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 11/35
 
"Bring 'Em Back Dead" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Stolen silk! For the sake of the vast profits in its shimering folds, men kill wantonly—spreading terror in a ruthless reign of gory crime!"

"G-Man Handled" by Joe Archibald
"Scotched!" by Tom Curry


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventures in Bronze
The Sinister Shadow
The 200th Doc Savage Super-saga!

Coming very soon!





Airship 27 Productions
DOMINO LADY VOLUME 1
PULPDOM’S SEXIEST AVENGER 

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is excited to announce the release of their first ever Domino Lady anthology.  “The question I’m always asked is, when are you going to do a Domino Lady book?” says Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “Truth is, we had one half done several years ago but through a series of bizarre setbacks, it ended up being finished and released by another publisher.  Getting a new Domino Lady book done under our own imprint has a personal goal of mine ever since.”

The Domino Lady first appeared in the pulps in 1936.  After graduating from the Berkeley College in California, Ellen Patrick goes off to Europe on a joy filled jaunt.  Her trip is cut short when her widowed father, D.A. Owen Patrick is murdered by gangsters.  Upon her return home she learns the corrupt authorities have no intention of finding her father’s killers. Thus she puts on a domino mask and a backless white dress to avenge him.  Though arming herself with a small .22 automatic and a syringe full of knockout serum, the Domino Lady’s most effective weapon was her sensual beauty, which often distracted her opponents until she could turn the tables on them.

Now new pulp writers, Greg Hatcher, Gene Moyers, Tim Bruckner and Kevin Findley offer up four brand new adventures of Los Angeles’ most notorious, and sexiest, crime-fighter of them all, the Domino Lady!

“Of course you can’t do a Domino Lady book without recruiting the best artists available,” Fortier continues.  “And that’s exactly what we did.”  Well known comic pro, James Lyle, provides twelve gorgeous black and interior illustrations and graphic artist Ted Hammond, known for his amazing pin-up work, produced the stunning cover that graces the cover.  All of which was then perfectly assembled by Art Director Rob Davis to create a truly beautiful package no real pulp lover should do without.


Available now at Amazon and soon on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine - Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op returns!

The latest issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has a story that brings back Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op character. Called 'the Old Man' throughout the story, the op runs a sting similar to ones like Red Harvest and other tales where he tries to manipulate all the parties involved into a big shoot-out. Set in 1953, the story references one of the last 'new' pulps of that era, SMASHING DETECTIVE.

Thanks to Joe Koomen for the tip!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Spring Cleaning Sale!

Announcing SANCTUM BOOKS' FIRST (and probably only) SPRING CLEANING SALE!

I'm offering the best-ever discounts on select Sanctum Books sets for the next month only:
THE SHADOW #9-28 for $200 postpaid (20 books = $259 list price)
THE SHADOW #31-55 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $359.75 list price)
THE SHADOW #56-80 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #26-50 for $250 postpaid (25 books = $351.75 list price)
DOC SAVAGE #51-75 for $260 postpaid (25 books = $373.75 list price)
THE WHISPERER #1-7 + NICK CARTER #1-3 for $100 postpaid
(10 books = $143.50 list price if purchased separately)


In general, these discounts translate to between 30% to 33% off list price,
with both $12.95 and $14.95 books being discounted to just $10 each
 (with the 25-book sets being discounted by more $100 off list price).

This is a limited time offer and prices are for shipping within USA only!
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 15, 2015.


Mail checks or money orders to:
Sanctum Books; P.O. Box 761474; San Antonio, TX 78245-3305
 or
Paypal to: orders@shadowsanctum.com 

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.
Past episodes:
Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!
Operation: Silver Moon by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!


Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way in a matter of days.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

As an introductory offer, Beb Books offers five exciting fantasies from the pen of Victor Rousseau in ePub format, a $9.95 value for a flat $8.00.
This offer is good from now to April 30th


Titles include:

    * Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
    * Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    * Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
    * My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
    * Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.







Black Dog Books
Six new titles now available!

THE GARDEN OF TNT by William J. Makin
The Collected Adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia
With an introduction by Mike Ashley

Walking a tightrope of fragile alliances, undercover British Intelligence agent Paul Rodgers, aka the Red Wolf of Arabia, faces off against revolutionaries and
foreign dignitaries, trying to sway the balance of power following the Arab revolt.

Drawn from Makin's personal travels and peppered with intimate color and background, it.s little wonder that the Red Wolf of Arabia stories were reader favorites when they first appeared.

Now collected for the first time in book form are the complete thrilling adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia.
Over 500 pages of action and espionage excitement in the shifting sands of international intrigue!
 
Trade paperback / 550 pages / Price: $24.95 US



DYING COMES HARD by James P. Olsen
The Collected Cases of 'Hard Guy' Dallas Duane
With an introduction by James Reasoner.

 
They don't call him Hard Guy for nothin!
 
Into the rough and tumble oil fields of Texas and the American southwest of the 1930s comes
Dallas Duane, troubleshooter, freelance private dick and undercover investigator for the oil companies.
 
'Hard and fast' is his motto! Watch as he works his way in and out of trouble - both with the wildcatters and
wild women - knuckling a path through a series of bank robberies and payroll heists, murder and corrupt officials,
crooked gambling and haunted graveyards.
 
Here, for the first time are assembled the complete adventures of
'Hard Guy' Dallas Duane, two-fisted troubleshooter!
 
The appendix includes a nonfiction article about the wildcat oil booms of the
Texas region that Olsen covered as a newspaper reporter.

 
Trade paperback / 262 pages / Price: $19.95 US


THE VOICE OF THE NIGHT by Hugh Pendexter
The Cases of Jeff Faschon, Investigator
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.

 
A series of baffling robberies strike the high society of New York.
What could be the purpose and who could be responsible for such odd crimes?
The agents of the evil mastermind, Henri Bouchard, have infiltrated all levels of society.
No precious item is safe from his criminal genius.
 
Jefferson Fanchon, Inquirer, has been called in to decipher the events. Immediately he recognizes the hand of
his old European adversary, Bouchard. But never before has Bouchard's influence spanned the Atlantic. Why now?
 
The game is afoot as the great Inquirer's legendary powers of deduction are put to the test in this series of astounding cases!
 
Will Bouchard win? Or will Jeff Fanchon triumph?

In the grand tradition of Sherlock Holmes, uncover the startling answers in The Voice of the Night.

 
Trade paperback / 155 pages / Price: $14.95 US


DEATH HAS AN ESCORT by Roger Torrey
With an introduction by Richard A. Moore

 
Crime comes in many forms, great and small - but no crime compares to murder!

The floors runs red as Roger Torrey's classic hard-drinking private eyes sleuth their way through eight short novels and one shorter work.

With a ground-breaking introduction by Richard A. Moore, presenting a vast amount of new biographical information about Roger Torrey.
 
Coming in at more than 300 pages, this collection is sure to find a place on your mystery shelf!


Trade paperback / 330 pages / Price: $19.95 US


TARRANO THE CONQUEROR by Ray Cummings
With a new introduction by Tom Roberts

 
The year is 2430. The Earth awakens to find its leaders murdered! All major cities are in turmoil.

It is rumored an interplanetary plot is underway. When the same situation arises on Mars, panic ensues. Who is responsible?

The ruler of Venus sends word that he will protect the Earth if all its citizens will recognize and honor his supreme authority.

A defiant Earth Council refuses to submit to such blatant tyranny. Then a second message arrives from the stars:

Tarrano the Conqueror declares war on the Earth!

Trade paperback / 165 pages / Price: $12.95 US



WINDY CITY PULP STORIES No.15 edited by Tom Roberts
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H.P. Lovecraft and the 75th Anniversary of the Street & Smith comics.
With cover art by Les Edwards.

 
With contributions and rare articles by F. Paul Wilson, Robert Weinberg, Stephen Jones, S.T. Joshi, David H. Keller and others.
 
Trade paperback / 206 pages / Price: $15.95 US










Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

Subscriber copies begin shipping this week!
   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
Now available!

The December 20, 1921 issue of Adventure magazine carried a complete novel by J. Allan Dunn titled Barehanded Castaways. Unlike most yarns published in “the Dean of the Pulps,” Castaways did not come in over the transom, so to speak, but was solicited by editor Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, who had brainstormed the concept with his staffers. After hashing out the premise and setting some conditions the story’s writer would have to meet, Hoffman challenged Dunn to tackle the assignment.

That premise was deceptively simple: Nine average men with widely varying backgrounds are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Lacking tools or weapons—without even a wristwatch among them—the castaways quickly learn that their only chance of survival lays in pooling their skills and knowledge. With the hostile forces of Mother Nature arrayed against them, the nine work constantly just to survive on the most basic level. The strain eventually takes a horrible toll and drives one of their number mad, an event that sends the plot spinning off into another direction.

Hoffman’s conditions were that Dunn could not employ the usual plot devices that ameliorated such situations in shipwrecked-on-a-deserted-island tales. The castaways would not reach the island with tools in hand, nor would they be able to salvage supplies from a sunken ship in close proximity. There would be no friendly natives on the island to help them obtain food and fresh water. The nine men, naked or nearly so, would have nothing but their own wits and God-given talents by which to survive.

Dunn succeeded beyond Hoffman’s hopes and expectations. Barehanded Castaways became one of the most popular yarns ever to appear in Adventure. Nearly 15 years after its initial publication, when then-editor Howard Bloomfield was preparing the magazine’s 25th-anniversary issue and polling readers to determine which stories they would like to see reprinted, Barehanded Castaways got more votes than any other.

The enthusiastic reception to Castaways persuaded Hoffman that a sequel was called for. But had Dunn shot his bolt on the first story? Could he devise a second that would feature the same characters and still maintain suspense?

The Island, published complete in the October 30, 1922 issue of Adventure, settled those questions definitively. While not quite the sensation its predecessor had been, the sequel satisfied those who had been clamoring for it. J. Allan Dunn put a memorable spin on the original concept and found new facets in the old characters. It is perhaps better considered as the second half of a long story, rather than a wholly separate entity.

Amazingly, neither Castaways nor Island achieved American publication in book form, even though many Adventure novels with far less merit enjoyed that distinction. Castaways was published between hard covers in England, however Island was passed up.

Barehanded Castaways, which we published as a trade paperback several years ago, has in a small way replicated its initial success in Adventure by becoming the best-selling title in our “Classic Pulp Reprints” line. I expect something similar from Murania’s edition of The Island, which is now available here on the web site. It has the same cover design as Barehanded Castaways to reinforce the fact that it’s a sequel.

The Island can be purchased here for $19.95 (postage and handling included for domestic buyers), the standard price for our “Classic Pulp Reprints” volumes.
For those who have not read Castaways, however, I’m offering—for the proverbial brief time only—both books at a combined price of $31.95, which represents a savings of 20 percent. You can get THE ISLAND and the pair at the link below.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS

At the printer and coming soon!

HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS  is the second in the two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.

The 100,000 words of 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.

Anyone who’s read 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELSHANDSOME HEROES tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.





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

Now Available: THE ISLAND - New!
Collectibles Sale Ends Soon!
Collectibles: Spring Cleaning Sale
Silent Serials Book Set: Just Two Left!
CLASSIC PULP REPRINTS 2015 Slate
Overstock Sale for Serial Fans

Bold Venture Press - April releases!

Railroad Stories #1 
Avalanche! and Other Stories
by E.S. Dellinger


All aboard for adventure and romance! Railroad Stories entertained readers with stories of rugged men working various jobs for the railroads across the nation, in small towns and big cities. E. S. Dellinger was a frequent and popular contributor with numerous series characters such as Brick Donnelly and Red Hot Frost.


In this volume, the railroad crew confronts various natural disasters. In Avalanche, an engineer loses his nerve and his girl; Tornado features a race against time and an approaching catastrophe; The Lion Tamers have their hands full when a traveling circus is derailed and wild animals escape.

This title will be available April 23rd.


A Date With the Executioner
by Ellen Smith


In the pages of A Date With the Executioner, you will become intimately acquainted with the sister of a charismatic man who killed without remorse and faced the ultimate punishment.
A Date With the Executioner is a non-fiction/true crime story, with only the names changed to protect the innocent. But more than just a crime thriller, this story, told through the sister's eyes, relates how from a young age her normal family life was disrupted by her brother's erratic behavior which hinted early on at a destructive personality. She relates how her tormented mother was constantly turned aside by the system in a futile search to find him help, long before he was executed by the same system that ignored him.

The brother, a death-row prisoner in Texas for 17 years was loved and hated, and his controversial circumstances caused agony to his victims and deeper agony and humiliation to his own family leading up to his execution.

This title will be available April 16th.
ISBN: 978-1511505659
206 pages, $14.95


Blood Is the Life
Three thrillers starring Bianca Jones
by John L. French
Now available!

Vampires in Baltimore? It hardly seems likely, but Detective Bianca Jones finds herself on the case anyway. Having vanquished monsters and demons, Bianca became the unofficial monster-hunter of the BPD, catching the assignments no one speaks about – not to other officers, not to the public and certainly not to the media.

The hunt starts when something begins preying on people in Druid Hill Park. It continues when bodies drained of blood turn up throughout the city as another cop starts investigating Bianca. Finally, it culminates in a battle with an ages-old master vampire against whom the usual tactics and weapons are useless. Can Bianca prevail? She better. For if she loses, so does all of Baltimore.

Author John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. In 1992 he began writing crime fiction, basing his stories on his experiences on the streets of what some have called one of the most dangerous cities in the country. His books include The Devil of Harbor City, Souls On Fire, Past Sins, Bullets and Brimstone and Here There Be Monsters. He is the editor of Bad Cop, No Donut, which features tales of police behaving badly.

This title will be available April 9th.
ISBN: 978-1511568531
120 pages, $9.95






CRYPTOZOOLOGY ANTHOLOGY: Strange and Mysterious Creatures in Men's Adventure Magazines - Now available!

cryptozoology (n.) The search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is unsubstantiated or in dispute, such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, fish with human hands, the Yeti, the Thunderbird, the Ape-Man Monster of Tennessee, and the 'Thing' at Dutchman's Rig.

For three decades, when American men had questions about the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and other weird beasts from the strange world of cryptozoology, they found answers in the hard-hitting pages of men's adventure magazines.

Now, collected here for the first time ever, are samples of sensational period reporting and wild, "true" accounts of savage, fist-to-claw duels between man and Sasquatch, man and fishman, man and monster! Plus full-color vintage pulp artwork that accompanied the stories' original publication, rare archival discoveries, men's pulp history, expert analysis, cryptid-by-cryptid commentary, and much, much more.

This latest installment in the Men's Adventure Library is edited by Robert Deis of MensPulpMags.com, David Coleman (The Bigfoot Filmography) and Wyatt Doyle (Stop Requested), and includes contributions from luminaries in the field such as Sir Arthur C. Clarke, John Keel, and many others.

Cryptozoology Anthology is packed with 13 biting tales of creatures notorious and obscure, and the limited hardcover includes bonus material exclusive to that edition, including an additional wild story rescued from obscurity. Don't leave civilization without it!


Paperback: 310 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
$24.95


Hardcover: 322 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
$34.95


CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #9 - Arriving in comic shops April 15!
Fred Van Lente (W), Alex de Campi (W), Victor Santos (W/A), Mike Grell (W/A), Brendan McCarthy (W/A), Mark Evanier (W), Guiu Vilanova (A), Jerry Ordway (A), and Sergio Aragonés (A/Cover)

New chapter of Mike Grell’s Tarzan!

Sergio Aragonés’s Groo gets involved in politics, and that’s not good for man, woman, or child in the final chapter of “The Kids Who Would Be Kings”! Plus, Victor Santos’s spymaster Black Kaiser, from Polar: Came from the Cold, joins an espionage team set to infiltrate a dangerous organization . . . but can he trust them? Who will betray them?

New chapters of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova’s Greene, Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic, Brendan McCarthy’s Dream Gang, and Mike Grell’s Tarzan!


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99






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

Pulp Gallery: Norman Saunders on SAUCY MOVIE TALES   - New!
New from BLACK DOG BOOKS !   - New!
The Continental Op solves "The Farewell Murder" (maybe)   - New!
Paperback Gallery: Further Adventures of THE CONTINENTAL OP   - New!
The everlasting disappointment of THE DAIN CURSE by Dashiell Hammett   - New!
Forgotten Books: RED HARVEST by Dashiell Hammett
The Continental Op doesn't give a damn . . .
The Continental Op meets "The Whosis Kid"  
Overlooked Films: The Continental Op (sort of) in THE DAIN CURSE (1978)
Book Gallery: The Continental Op battles THE DAIN CURSE  


DJANGO / ZORRO #6 (of 7) - Arriving in comic shops April 15!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

After a tense run-in with the Archduke’s soldiers leaves Diego wounded, Django finds that he must step into the black costume and mask to operate in Zorro’s stead. He soon discovers that what he thought of as a simple bodyguard job has forced him to confront a grim and all-too familiar enemy—the specter of slavery. Meanwhile, the ever-wily Diego lays the seeds of a trap for the greedy Archduke. Quentin taratino's first original foray into comics draws closer to its dramatic conclusion, scripted by Eisner Award winner Matt Wagner, artist Esteve pol and colorist Brennan Wagner. one more issue to go until the grand finale...

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99





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!

"My Friend, the Fiend" by David X. Manners from THRILLING DETECTIVE, February, 1950
When Gregg Kelly does his civic duty he meets the sharp edge of danger!
"Grooves" by Murray Leinster from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, October 12, 1918
Jimmy Calton spends his time discussing how most people observe the world, mentioning Sherlock Holmes and Nick Carter in passing.  Then he gets the opportunity to put his observations into practice when he runs into some Mexican bandits.
"Lion by the Tail" by B. E. Cook from SHORT STORIES, October 10, 1946
To What Tragic Extremes Can Armchair Policies Subject Both Men and Ships?



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now on Kickstarter - do not miss out!
The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th
!
If successful, print copies as well as e-books will be available!

Last fall Jim Emerson published the first issue of what will eventually be a 50 volume series on the early years of modern science fiction.  FUTURES PAST #1 begins with the year 1926 when the first science fiction magazine was published.  In fact, at that point it was not even called science fiction, but rather “scientifiction.” 

On March 10, 1926 AMAZING STORIES arrived on the newsstands with promises of interplanetary travel, alien races, and sights never before seen by Mankind.  The cover depicted a group ice skaters frolicking on one of the moons of Saturn.  That garishly colored issue would capture the attention and imagination of thousands of young readers, many of whom would be inspired to become science fiction writers themselves.  Over the coming years and decades, AMAZING STORIES would inspire hundreds of other science fiction magazines, tens of thousands of novels, films, radio plays, and so much more.

The goal of FUTURES PAST is to capture that incredible history and the people who made it, in exhaustive detail.  Over the next 10-12 years Jim Emerson will be producing a visual record of the field on a scale never attempted before.  The initial welcome has been quite positive, but one criticism was that the magazine is only available as a pdf and many visitors have asked when FUTURES PAST will be published as a print magazine. 

As you read this, a KICKSTARTER campaign has begun to raise funds to do just that.  The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th.  If the goal is successfully reached, the funds will enable us to offer both pdf and print editions for our readers as well as enabling us to pay for reprint rights and original articles.  Please come join us on this spectacular journey through time and space and be sure to spread the word to everyone you know.  To find out all the details, the Kickstarter campaign can be found here:


The website for FUTURES PAST magazine is:    http://www.sfhistory.net

About the Editor - Jim Emerson, the founder, author and editor of FUTURES PAST, is a professional librarian and archivist with a Masters in Library Sciences from Indiana University.  He has paid his dues as a college professor, freelance writer, computer consultant, and is an avid amateur photographer. 


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the genre of science fiction. In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering in unprecedented detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction from 1926 to 1975. Unlike other science fiction reference works which offer a mere page or two to a given year, highlighting only the most notable items, we will be devoting an entire volume to each year. This will not only include comprehensive coverage of all the books, films and magazines published, but also in-depth review of less prominent topics such as early fandom, conventions, fanzines, old time sf radio plays and serials, as well as extensive consideration to international science fiction. Each volume of the series is presented in proper sequential order, beginning with 1926 when the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, was published. 

The first installment of FUTURES PAST (1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction) is currently available in PDF format.  This digital edition can be viewed on any PC, Mac, tablet, laptop, and even cellphones.   The issue is 64 information-packed pages on everything happening in the world of science fiction in the milestone year of 1926, all in brilliant full color.  Just check out the screen captures below. One thing that will not be included in the series will be advertising - each issue is completely ad free.  So when we say 64 pages, we mean that every one of those pages is overflowing with content and not fluff.

Check out sample pages from the first installment, 1926 at the link below
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1894721876/futures-past-a-visual-history-of-science-fiction

 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction




GROO VS. CONAN - Now available!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Tom Luth (Color)

The indomitable barbarian Conan meets the insufferable birdbrain Groo in this comic crossover centuries in the making! Only in the addled brain of Sergio Aragones, with help from Mark Evanier and Thomas Yeates, could these mismatched warriors ever cross swords! Fantasy adventure has never been so dumb, or so fun! Collects #1-4.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 128 pages, $16.99






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

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover Art by Jon Arfstrom
700+ page Hardcover
$45.00

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.

Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”

At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, UNKNOWN.

In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.


For those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One:
For a limited time, Haffner Press is offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Take advantage of this great offer at the link below.


You can also pre-order THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR along with THE COMPLETE IVY FROST and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES for #125 and receive a Bonus Chapbook and free shipping. Take advantage of this offer at the Haffner Press Homepage at the link below.






Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April 1940

Contents:
THE BLUE TROPICS by James Norman
THE MAN THE WORLD FORGOT by John York Cabot
LAND OF WOODEN MEN by John Broome
THE JUDGING OF THE PRIESTESS by Nelson S. Bond
QUEEN OF THE METAL MEN by Robert Bloch
THE MADNESS OF LANCELOT BIGGS by Nelson S. Bond
NORRIS TAPLEY'S SIXTH SENSE by Ed Earl Repp

Magazine: 100 pages
$14.95





JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #5 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops April 15!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter has crossed the vast deserts of Mars to find his beloved Dejah Thoris. But have they been reunited only to die together? John's sworn enemy, Union officer Captain Joshua Clark, will not rest until the Warlord of Mars is dead! Writer Ron Marz continues his acclaimed run as "Invaders of Mars" builds toward its epic conclusion.

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99


 
 
 

KING: THE PHANTOM #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops April 15!
(Writer) Brian Clevinger (Art) Brent Schoonover (CoverChip Zdarsky

GLOBAL SABOTAGE! The Phantom hunts the mysterious Singh Group, an organization bent on stopping crucial recovery efforts due to Ming The Merciless’ failed attempt to conquer Earth. Will The Phantom discover Singh’s ultimate goal, or is it already time to choose another Ghost Who Walks? Behold tumbling wonders from BRIAN CLEVINGER (Atomic Robo) and BRENT SCHOONOVER (Superman)!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

New Orleans Trip Report, Part 2 
- New!
New Orleans Trip Report, Part 1 - New!
The Doomed SMART LOVE STORIES
Altus Press Launches the ARGOSY Library
The PCA/ACA Conference: Where Daisy Bacon and LOVE STORY Will Get Some Respect

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from LOVE STORY MAGAZINE
New Site. New Look. Same Pulpy Content.

LE GUIDE HOWARD - Coming April 16!
By Patrice Louinet

Pre-order this book before April 11 and receive it autographed!

His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death, his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly editions of his work.
 
Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand and one reasons to (re) read again and again.


Summary
Thanks
I. Introduction
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty stories you need to have read (and why)

III. Biography
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A few laconic words on ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real deal and the imitations

VII. About Howard
VIII. The Adaptations
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Reading about Howard
Conclusion


Cover: Alexandre Bourgois
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-2-917689-84-4

Language: French
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 10.00
E-book Price: € 1.99

Moonstone Books
DAY OF THE DESTROYERS
Jimmie Flint, Agent X-11 must save America

Now available and arriving in comic shops April 15!

Authors: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile
Cover: Fernando Ferreiro

Based on a real historical event during the Roosevelt administration!
Guest starring pulp heroes The Green Lama, The Phantom Detective, and The Black Bat!

Day of the Destroyers is an all-original linked prose anthology - each story is part of a larger arc wherein Jimmie Flint, Secret Agent X-11 of the Intelligence Service Command, battles to prevent the seditionist Medusa Council from engineering a bloody coup overthrowing our democracy.

Agent X-11 fights across the country preventing an aerial assault on Chicago’s rail lines, destroying a secret factory of gas meant to enthrall millions in New Mexico, racing to stop a machine of fantastic destruction in Manhattan, and so much more!

Written by pulp fictioneers: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile.
Introduction by pulp historian and award-winning author Robert Weinberg!


Softcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $13.95
Hardcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $23.95

Note: This volume contains the stories originally slated for the cancelled Operator #5 anthology, NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS, with Agent X-11 replacing Operator #5.


Moonstone Books
Coming in August!

Judgment, Domino Lady, Secret Agent X
By CJ Henderson, John French, Joe Gentile
Cover: Dennis Calero


3-novellas in one!
Judgment is Moonstone’s latest pulp justice-dealer!


Created by pulp-master CJ Henderson (Punisher, Kolchak, The Spider), Judgment leaves no loose ends and could care less what anyone else thinks! If you like your body count high, and your action outrageous, Judgment is waiting for you! With his wits, his twin 45’s, and his will of iron, he literally goes to hell and back in this one, folks.

Plus a brand new Domino Lady tale, and a Judgment/Domino Lady/Secret Agent X team up story!

160 pages, 6 x 9, $10.95



THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SEMI DUAL - Now available!

THE MASTER MYSTIC RETURNS IN LATEST PULP OBSCURA VOLUME

An innovative Publisher of Genre Fiction known for reviving forgotten Pulp characters in new tales, Pro Se Productions announces the latest release from its Pulp Obscura imprint, in conjunction with Altus Press. Featuring a character of mystery and intrigue, The New Adventures of Semi Dual is now available in print and digital format.

“Semi Dual,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is unlike any other occult investigator to follow him, primarily because he incorporates aspects of every type of mystic detective you could imagine. Aloof, mysterious, dangerous, adventurous, intelligent, and more, Semi Dual is the ultimate occult investigator. Also, his story as told originally was so involved and intricate, the character essentially demands new stories be written about him and Pulp Obscura is glad to oblige.”

Prepare to be amazed and astonished as the first occult detective of Pulp Fiction walks once more from the halls of the Urania Building and joins the fight against evil! Pulp Obscura, an imprint of Pro Se Productions, in conjunction with Altus Press proudly presents 'The New Adventures of Semi Dual'! Created by J. U. Giesy and J. B. Smith, Semi Dual was considered Pulp's first occult detective. Semi Dual, also known as Prince Abdul Omar of Persia, was an astrologer, a mystic, a telepath, and a psychologist. Semi Dual's name was based, in part, on his methods of investigation: "by dual solutions-- one material for material minds-- the other occult, for those who cared to sense a deeper something back of the philosophic lessons interwoven in the narrative." Assisted by his allies at Glace and Bryce, Private Investigators, Semi Dual peels away the layers of mystery to shine light on the darkness!

From out of the past comes new tales of The Master Mystic! The New Adventures of Semi Dual by I. A. Watson, Kevin Noel Olson, and James Palmer! Available from Pulp Obscura and Pro Se Productions!


Bound in a haunting cover by Mike Fyles with logo design and print formatting by Sean Ali, The New Adventures of Semi Dual is available at the links below.

The original tales of Semi Dual are reprinted by Altus Press.



Nick Carter, in "Zanabayah, the Terrible, or, Nick Carter's Struggle With the Vitic King" - Now online!  

Jess nevins has scanned one of his Nick Carter issues, to make it publicly available, so everyone can enjoy it.

It's a dime novel from 1907, written by dime novel story machine Frederic van Rensselaer Dey (who was Lester Dent before Lester Dent) so the prose is dated, to say the least. But I think "Zanabayah, the Terrible" is interesting a (very) early science fiction/detective story--not the first in the Carter canon, btw--as well as a glimpse at what the dime novels and Carter were like at their peak.


Check it out at the link below.


PULPDOM - Now online!

PulpdomOnline #7 - New!
Mike Taylor compares of “The Quest of Tarzan” printed in ARGOSY in 1941, and Tarzan and the Castaways published in book form by Canaveral Press in 1964.

PulpdomOnline #6
A look at ARGOSY during 1941
"EPIC PULPS: ARGOSY 1941" by Mike Taylor


PulpdomOnline #5
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 17–24
Review: PULPMASTER: The Theodore Roscoe Story
Review: THE MARTIAN LEGION: In Quest of Xonthron

PulpdomOnline #4
Mike Taylor continues to review all the Tarzan novels — books 9–16
a report on “The Great Moon Hoax”
a review of War Over Lemuria, Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction
The “Shaver Mystery” issue of Amazing Stories
art by Craig Black and Jeff Jones, and more.

PulpdomOnline #3
Continuing Mike Taylor's review of all the Tarzan novels; a long synopsis of George Allan England's The Flying Legion from 1919 with a short England autobiography from Argosy Magazine and title page art by Jim Cawthorn; cover art by Capella.

PulpdomOnline #2
Mike Taylor begins his objective/subjective review of all the Tarzan novels; a review of Michael Saler's As If, Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality from Oxford University Press; cover art by Craig Black.

PulpdomOnline #1
A letter to All-Story Weekly from a Burroughs fan in 1918; Pulp sighting: The Scarlet Adventuress, 1935; Mike Taylor reviews Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an ERB anthology from Baen Books.


 


Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Savage Sword of Criminal - New!
The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch
The World of Tiers by Philip José Farmer
Tarzan and The Gods of Opar Part One by Mike Grell
Weird Tales Collection Magazine from Adventure House
The Outpost by H.P. Lovecraft
Pulp Den - Now online!

The Three-Nine Line - New!
Nude In Red - New!
Strange Loyalties - New!
Murder In One Take - New!
ECHOES Revisited
Inhuman Interest
Trail of Crosses
Omari And The People

         Pulp Den  

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

New releases from Black Dog Books - New!
William Corcoran - Editor, Author - New!
George Allan England - The Mermaid
Argosy reprints from Altus Press

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

‘Pro Se Presents,’ year two - New!
Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective
Pulp comics: The Black Beetle
Review: Dime Novel Cover Series
Pulp comics: Lobster Johnson
‘Pulp Adventures’ No. 16

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015

Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #77
The Spider #8 Audiobook: The Mad Horde
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Never before or since has there been a hero like the Spider. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, tortured manic-depressive, and undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known as the Master of Men.
 



Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
 
Now, from the pages of The Spider magazine comes his most insane challenge yet, The Mad Horde!
 
Above the panicked cries of terrified humans there rose the eerie howling of dogs gone mad. Scores of them! A hydrophobic army of destruction loosed cold-bloodedly to rend and tear and spread their shrieking madness through town and countryside...And once more the crisis finds the Spider battling single-handed, fighting alone to save a people who have, in their blindness, put a price upon his head.
 
A sinister mastermind has unleashed roving packs of wild canines upon the unprotected cities––a death’s head branded on their furry foreheads, every one injected with virulent, fast-acting hydrophobia! Thousands of wild dogs, feral cats, wolves, rats and even bats are injected with the plague and set free to infect innocent Americans. As the unchecked horror sweeps the midwest, casualties mount and the nation reels.
 
Can the Master of Men unlock this rabid riddle and save himself and those he loves in the bargain? Or will the Horde Master rule over all?
 
Nick Santa Maria reads The Mad Horde with indescribable emotion. Originally published in The Spider magazine, May, 1934.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #78
The Best of Adventure #2 Audiobook
Selected by Doug Ellis
A Secret Society by Talbot Mundy
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Doug Ellis

Now available!

The pulp magazine, Adventure, first appeared in 1910 and soon became renowned for its fiction from the top authors of the day, later being dubbed by Time magazine, the “No. 1 Pulp.” With The Best of Adventure series from Radio Archives, listeners are able to listen to these classic stories for the first time.

 
We kicked things off with “The Curved Sword” by Harold Lamb, one of Adventure’s most popular authors. Our second offering is “A Secret Society.” Talbot Mundy was the one Adventure author whose popularity exceeded even that of Lamb, and his character James Schuyler Grim — better known as Jimgrim – is one of his most enduring heroes. An American who initially is a British Secret Service Agent, Jimgrim and his band of fellow adventurers fought their way across the Middle East, India, Tibet and other foreign climes in 19 thrilling tales published in Adventure between 1921 and 1931.
 
Talbot Mundy spent half of 1920 in the Middle East, based in Jerusalem but travelling to Damascus and other areas as well. It was there that he obtained the background information that he would use in Jimgrim’s early adventures — which he stated were based on facts – starting with “The Adventure of El-Karak” which appeared in Adventure late in 1921. Indeed, Mundy claimed that Jimgrim was based on a man he knew in the Middle East, who had followed Lawrence of Arabia. “A Secret Society” finds Jimgrim leaving the British Secret Service to pursue a new, even more dangerous line of work. With his usual companions — Jeff Ramsden, Jeremy Ross and the Rajput, Narayan Singh – Jimgrim teams up with millionaire Meldrum Strange to form an organization to take on international criminals. Their adventures kick off here, as they fight a sinister Egyptian secret society whose web of blackmail and murder spans the globe! Read by voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
4 hours - $7.99 Download / $15.98 Audio CDs





Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.



Radio Archives
99 cent Special - The Shadow, Volume 12
For the next two weeks The Shadow, Volume 12 can be added to any order for only 99 cents. No minimum order.

Now available!
 
The Shadow, Volume 12
The Dark Avenger explores the worlds of magic and mystery in two of Walter Gibson's most intriguing thrillers. The Shadow is buried alive when he battles Hindu thuggees of an ancient cult as he searches for the strange secrets of "The Serpents of Siva". Then, Lamont Cranston visits a magic convention to investigate "The Magigals Mystery" — and encounters a distinctive raconteur in author Walter Gibson's only pulp cameo. This classic collection also features George Rozen's original covers, all the original interior art by illustrators Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, and historical articles on Walter Gibson's magical world by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint - Specially priced until April 23 - $0.99





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

G-8 and His Battle Aces #36: Wings of Invisible Doom
Death! — companion of the skyways and champion of the War — has descended upon the Master Spy with all the grim fury of a monster’s hate! What are three men against the forces of hell itself! What price will brave men pay for their honor? The action is fierce, fast and frightening as we hearken to the Wings of Invisible Doom! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dare-Devil Aces #62:  Trouble On Wings
Headline Hartley had a job to do before he filled a traitor’s grave, a job that meant a flight through Hell on the wailing wings of Fury! Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
 
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 eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.





Ramble House
Now available!

THE YU-CHI STONE 
by Edmund Snell
 
With an Introduction by John Pelan

 
Ramble House is claiming Edmund Snell as one of its "flagship authors" not only because he's one of the best pulp writers ever, but because he was so prolific and we have so many of his old stories from the tabloid-like thriller mags that preceded the pulps. John Pelan tells you all about it in his introduction as we add this supernatural yarn to other Snell titles as The Back of Beyond, The Crimson Butterfly, Dope and Swastikas, The Finger of Destiny, The Sign of the Scorpion and The White Owl.
 
Written in 1925, The Yu-Chi Stone is one of Edmund Snell's early novels of Yellow Peril.
 
220 pages.
 

Available Editions

  $20 Trade Paperback
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket

$45 Hardcover with bookplate signed by John Pelan

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


 
RED, AS IN RUIN by Jeff Deischer - Now available!

It is 1942. America has just entered World War II. But other menaces threaten the citizens of the United States. Six years ago, tragedy took Simon Basil Petrie's family from him. From the ashes of his life as an adventurer came the Basilisk, a being seemingly devoid of emotion devoted to one thing - battling crime and the weird criminals who perpetrate it. The Basilisk and his associates in Nemesis Company are summoned to Mexico when an old friend is attacked by a vampire, his body drained of blood!

Page Count: 246
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
List Price: $16.00


Createspace  


Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON Round 4
Now available!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 4, the final volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the collected Kid Allison stories and measures in at 347 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Mark Finn. The book is expected to ship in late-March 2015.

Price and Numbering
The price for volume 4 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping. To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set. Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping. The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members. (How to become a member? See here.)

If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible).
Shipping (rates updated as of 02/20/15)
If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $4
Domestic via USPS Priority: $10
Canada via Global Priority: $34
Australia via Global Priority: $50
Europe via Global Priority: $44
UK via Global Priority: $52


If ordering all four books in one package, include the following shipping cost:
Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13
Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $43
Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $62


Insurance to any US location is $2 extra when shipping a single book, or $3.05 for the set. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority; insurance on Flat-Rate Priority (for the set) is an additional $4.75. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.


Ordering and payment
To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order and shipping option. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering
If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents:

Intro: “A Boy and His Dog” by Mark Finn
Kid Allison:
The Man with the Mystery Mitts
Kid Galahad
College Socks
The Wild Cat and the Star
Fighting Nerves (Kid Allison version)
Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory:
The House of Peril
One Shanghai Night
The Tomb of the Dragon
Other Tales:
The Sign of the Snake
The Fighting Fury
Fighting Nerves (Jim O’Donnel version)
Fists of the Desert
Fists of the Revolution
Miscellanea:
The Jinx
Fistic Psychology
The Drawing Card
Untitled fragment (“Huh,” I was so . . .)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Allison version)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Clarney version)
One Shanghai Night – synopsis
Untitled notes (Knute Hansen)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 4), by Patrice Louinet




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Mardi Gras Mystery
- New!
The City of Doom
Young Men of Death
Blue Face


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.

The Stories of Francis Stevens-Friend Island
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Labyrinth
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Nightmare
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Three
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Two
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part One







03 April 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

April 10, 2015
EX MACHINA
May 1, 2015
May 15, 2015
May 22, 2015
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
TOMORROWLAND
June 12, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

March 4, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

PROMETHEUS 2
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
THE MUMMY
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2
UNTITLED NEXT BOURNE CHAPTER
PLANET OF THE APES 3
November 11, 2016
SINISTER SIX
December 16, 2016
December TBA, 2016

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2


March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND

2015 Pulp Shows

The Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Shows page has been updated with available information on the presently known pulp shows scheduled for 2015!
Click on the PULP SHOWS link below or the icon at the top of the page and start making your reservations!

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
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 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


25 dealers’ tables crammed with vintage pulp, pulp reprints, vintage paperbacks and posters as well as other ephemera.
Plus a half-hour pulp magazine cover slide show. A great time for both serious pulp collectors as well as the casually interested.
Lots of great stuff to see!

Only $3! Tickets available at the door, kids under 10 admitted free with adult.

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.



2015 Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention
Celebrating the 125th Birthday of H. P. Lovecraft
April 17-19, 2015

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

DEALER INFO
Dealer setup begins Friday at 8:30 a.m. — the dealer room is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Early Bid Admission), 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sunday. For dealers, tables are 6' long. Each table includes: 1 tablecloth and 2 chairs. Wall tables are $90 and island tables are $80. The dealer room will have around 150 tables. Each dealer and dealer's helper must also buy a regular 3 day membership ($35).

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2"). The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 5, 2015. Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

ART SHOW
We will once again be hosting an art show displaying original pulp and paperback art, sponsored by Dan Zimmer and the fine folks at Illustration magazine (www.illustration-magazine.com). If you have any art you'd like to make available for display in the art show, please contact us. The art show hours will be posted to the website when they are set.

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist) and Saturday nights.
PULP FILM FEST: Our Pulp Film Fest shows old movies based on pulp stories. More info, including the schedule, will be posted on the website closer to the con. The Pulp Film Fest is organized by Ed Hulse and sponsored by Blood 'N' Thunder magazine (http:// muraniapress.com/blood-n-thunder/).


NEW PULP SUNDAY

We will have several panels on Sunday morning and afternoon devoted to New Pulp!


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

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

HOTEL
For our fifteenth show, for the eighth year in a row we're at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago. The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O'Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport. Room rates are $113/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on March 26, 2015!). Parking is free. The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor — it's adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center. For those with families, it's also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation's top zoos. Movie theaters are also a short walk away. And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away. If you are flying in and not renting a car, you can contact the hotel for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel. Please mention the con when booking rooms.




61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015!

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 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.

Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

“Lives of the Aces in Pictures – Part 34: Lt. Rudolph von Eschwege” by Eugene Frandzen
  - New!



A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as "The Phantom Ace of G-2" by the Allies during WWI. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the one-time "lightning-change" Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your entertainment ... two strange operators head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 476pp | ISBN:978-1937590024




Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!
 
This exciting second volume of the collected adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J. Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations yet in a rematch for the ages. From the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from 1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after graduating from St. Lawrence University was riding range for several ranches on the west slope of the Rockies. After that he tried amateur boxing and playing piano for silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather goods, designed planes, and taught flying.

Stories include:
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February 1934
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March 1934
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
 "The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May 1934
 “Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
 “The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, October 1934
 “Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 “Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
 “The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1935
 “Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
 “The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935


 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-03-1





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Master New Pulp writer Jeff Deischer gives us a classic pulp hero adventure story that could have come right from the Golden Age of Pulps.  The Basilisk and his team of like minded adventurers confronts a deadly mystery and a menace that drained its victims of blood!
 Jeff discusses his inspiration for this story and his plans for future stories in the series.


Past episodes:
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!
Operation: Silver Moon by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!


Beb Books - Now available!

Now with Paypal and ebooks!

After years of resistence, Beb Books has decided to enter the 21th century and signed up for a Paypal account: beb01@sprynet.com

Now you can order from our extensive list of early science fiction, fantasy adventures and hero pulps and pay on-line.
 Just send me your order and I send you an invoice.
Then go to Paypal, select “Send Money to friends or Family” to expedite the transaction, and your order will be on its way in a matter of days.

Beb Books is also beginning to offer its many titles as eBooks.
Currently we only offer ePub format, until we can arrange to validate conversion to the Kindle format.
eBooks will be priced at $1.99 for any title.
While all titles will eventually be converted we are just starting out, some titles may not be immediately available but your interest will push up their place in the queue.

As an introductory offer, Beb Books offers five exciting fantasies from the pen of Victor Rousseau in ePub format, a $9.95 value for a flat $8.00.
This offer is good from now to April 30th


Titles include:

    * Draft of Eternity - America revolts against a foreign invader in the distant future.
    * Eye of Balamok - War in the center of the Earth’s core.
    * Eric of the Strong Heart - A scholar fights Vikings in the far north for the hand of a princess.
    * My Lady of the Nile - Intrigue and espionage in Ethiopia as a secret cult fights for power.
    * Fruit of the Lamp - A matrimonial-minded female genie causes mayhem for a wealthy bachelor.


These five titles are also available in print for $6.00 each.

Write to me at: Brian Earl Brown, 11675 Beaconsfield, Detroit, MI 48224.
E-Mail me at beb01@sprynet.com.
Ask for a list of everything  in stock. It’s free.







Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE MAN WITH THE BLUE FACE
8 scientific romances by Alfred Assolant, Camille Debans, Arnould Galopin, Charles Guyon,
Ernest d'Hervilly, E.M. Laumann, Bernard Lazare & Gaston de Pawlowski

adapted by Brian Stableford

This is the ninth in a series of anthologies of exemplary texts in the evolution of the French genre of roman scientifique. The eight stories collected here were published between 1860 and 1928.

They include two remarkable short novels: Charles Guyons's A Voyage to the Planet Venus (1888), a significant early "planetary romance" in which human explorers visit the colorful, prehistoric world of Venus, and Arnould Galopin's The Man with the Blue Face (1907), in which the author of Doctor Omega describes in frightfully realistic terms how a scientist driven mad by grief uses deadly germs to revenge himself on the inhabitants of Paris.

US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 364 pages 

THE MISSING MEN OF THE SIRIUS
by Georges Price
adapted by Brian Stableford


Originally published in 1896, The Missing Men of the Sirius tells the extraordinary adventure of three French sailors whose ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. While everyone believed them dead, they are captives inside the sunken wreck; they escape and discover a sunken Egyptian city and, through mazes and tombs, eventually manage to return to the surface unharmed.

The Missing Men of the Sirius is pure entertainment, designed for amusement. Its Vernian component does add a special element with its determined celebration of maritime heroism, and steadfast championship of the virtue of scientific thinking and technological ingenuity.

US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 220 pages 


Around the World on Five sous
by H. Chabrillat & Paul d'Ivoi
adapted by Brian Stableford

 

Armand Lavarède is a penniless young journalist who inherits a fortune from a wealthy cousin on the condition that he must first travel around the world in under a year with only five "pennies" in his pocket. If he fails, the money will go his creditor, the rapacious M. Bouvreuil, but during his journey, Lavarède knows he can count on the help of the pretty Miss Aurett, the daughter of Sir Murlyton, in order to to help him successfully gain his inheritance.

Les Cinq sous de Lavarède was a tremendous success, not only as a book--it has been constantly in print since its first publication in 1894--but also in other media; it was filmed three times in 1913, 1927 and 1939, the latter version starring Fernandel and Josette Day.

It was the best of all the novels inspired by Jules Verne's classic Around the World in 80 days; the Voyages Excentriques imprint Paul d'Ivoi launched in its wake, producing 21 volumes until his death in 1915, was the most successful of all Vernian series.


US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
6x9 trade paperback, 356 pages 


When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, threatening the good and the helpless, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them back into the Darkness from whence they came.

Harry Dickson began as an unauthorized Sherlock Holmes pulp series in Germany in 1907, before changing its name and morphing into a hugely popular saga in Holland, Belgium and France, with 178 issues published between 1927 and 1938, especially after it was entrusted to the editorship of Belgian horrormeister Jean Ray.

This volume includes two original episodes plus 16 short stories paying homage of the greatest Holmesian pastiche of all times.

In Harry Dickson Vs. The Spider, Dickson meets his greatest foe, the cunning and merciless Georgette Cuvelier, a.k.a. Madame Spider, daughter of the detective's earlier nemesis, the monstrous Professor Flax.
In The Phantom Executioners, the diabolical Georgette has sworn to revenge herself upon Harry Dickson, but can she do so if she's also fallen in love with her enemy?


Kindle Price:    $6.99

 




 
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New titles now available!


THE TREASON TRUST
The Lost Craig Kennedy Stories by Arthur B. Reeve

 
With an introduction by J. Randolph Cox.
 
Before CSI, there was Craig Kennedy, the most famous "scientific detective" of all time.
 
Follow Kennedy, known as "the American Sherlock Holmes," as he unravels a web of dope, kidnapping and white slavery in "The Abduction Club," deciphers the case of "The Stolen War Secret," and battles espionage, duplicity and treachery while helping to protect the American home front in "The Treason Trust," "The Film Murder," "The Star-Shell" and "The Love Game."
 
Extremely popular when written, this is the first book appearance of these novellas and short stories in their original form since their initial publications.


Trade paperback / 260 pages / Price: $14.95 US

WOMEN ARE THAT WAY by David H. Keller, MD
 
With an introduction by Gene Christie.
 
Descend into a world of depravity and glimpse into the most bizarre tales imaginable, showcasing Keller as a master of psychological horror.
 • Who would kidnap thirty-three pathetic microcephalons-and for what perverse goal?
 • Is the ancient axe truly cursed? Will its new owner be forced to re-enact a tragic past?
 • What strange magic allows the beautiful showgirl to maintain her youth and beauty for decades for a lustful audience?
 • Why did Johnson falsely report to police that he had brutally murdered his spouse?
 • What final inconvenience did the ungrateful husband cause for his domineering wife?


Trade paperback / 167 pages / Price: $14.95 US





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
BLOOD 'N' THUNDER 2014-15 SPECIAL EDITION (#42-44)

At the printer!
Subscriber copies begin shipping next week!

   
BnT returns from a long hiatus with a special edition combining three normal-sized issues.  Nearly 300 pages long, it contains more than 120,000 words and well over a hundred illustrations.
   
The big "article" is H. Bedford-Jones' 1929 treatise on pulp writing, THIS FICTION BUSINESS. Covering everything from plot ideas to the selling of foreign publication rights, this 27,000-word document is one of the most historically valuable pieces ever written about the pulps.
   
Pulp historian Kurt Shoemaker offers an incredibly detailed chapter-by-chapter analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' TARZAN THE UNTAMED. It's a fascinating stream-of-consciousness article that's practically the same as reading the book over Kurt's shoulder.
   
Former Fawcett pulp editor (and occasional story writer) Jack Smalley reminisces about the halcyon days of rough-paper magazines in a 1966 memoir, "Confessions of a Pulpateer."
   
Long-time pulp fan Link Hullar also looks backward, this time from the vantage point of a baby boomer discovering Doc Savage in the Bantam paperback reprints of the 1960s.
   
Tom Krabacher returns to BnT's pages with a profusely illustrated "pulp places" article about actual Southern California locations mentioned in the hard-boiled detective fiction of Raymond Chandler, who gave us the immortal phrase: "Down these mean streets . . ."
   
Part Two of look at actual court documents from a 1936 lawsuit between Standard Magazines and Popular Publications includes a deposition from publisher Ned Pines, followed by the text of the judge's decision.
   
BnT editor Ed Hulse introduces "80 Years of Terror," a pictorial survey of the great weird-menace pulp TERROR TALES. Ed also supplies "Her Majesty's India," which explores such classic Hollywood movies as LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, and KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES.
   
Veteran pulp and comic-book dealer Dave Smith discusses his passion for collecting pulps and presents a look at the hobby from a dealer's perspective.
   
Having uncovered long-buried original scripts, Old-Time Radio scholar Martin Grams describes a number of "lost" episodes from THE LONE RANGER's first year on radio. A neat bit of scholarship.
   
In this massive issue you'll also find the usual array of departments and a reprinted pulp novelette, along with another portfolio of pulp cover art, scanned from the original paintings.
   
To order this issue, look for it at muraniapress.com today!

Subscriber copies will begin going out next week, and we'll have a limited number of copies for sale at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE ISLAND by J. Allan Dunn
At the printer and coming soon!

J. Allan Dunn’s THE ISLAND is the 1922 sequel to BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS, which was the second book in Murania Press reprint line.

ISLAND, like CASTAWAYS before it, originally appeared in ADVENTURE magazine and—quite inexplicably—never saw publication between hard covers in America.

It continued the saga of men with widely differing backgrounds coming together to survive on a small Pacific island after being shipwrecked.

BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS ended with a handful of survivors attempting a return to civilization on a sturdy sea-raft while several of their comrades stayed behind.

THE ISLAND picks up where the earlier tale left off and is every bit as engrossing as its predecessor.

The Murania Press edition has a similar design to
CASTAWAYS, even to using the same N. C. Wyeth painting for the cover, so that buyers can instantly see that it’s a companion volume to the first story.




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS

At the printer and coming soon!

HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS  is the second in the two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.

The 100,000 words of 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.

Anyone who’s read 
DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELSHANDSOME HEROES tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.





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

Collectibles Sale Ends Soon! - New!
Collectibles: Spring Cleaning Sale
Silent Serials Book Set: Just Two Left!
CLASSIC PULP REPRINTS 2015 Slate
Overstock Sale for Serial Fans

Bold Venture Press - April releases!

Railroad Stories #1 
Avalanche! and Other Stories
by E.S. Dellinger


All aboard for adventure and romance! Railroad Stories entertained readers with stories of rugged men working various jobs for the railroads across the nation, in small towns and big cities. E. S. Dellinger was a frequent and popular contributor with numerous series characters such as Brick Donnelly and Red Hot Frost.


In this volume, the railroad crew confronts various natural disasters. In Avalanche, an engineer loses his nerve and his girl; Tornado features a race against time and an approaching catastrophe; The Lion Tamers have their hands full when a traveling circus is derailed and wild animals escape.

This title will be available April 23rd.


A Date With the Executioner
by Ellen Smith


In the pages of A Date With the Executioner, you will become intimately acquainted with the sister of a charismatic man who killed without remorse and faced the ultimate punishment.
A Date With the Executioner is a non-fiction/true crime story, with only the names changed to protect the innocent. But more than just a crime thriller, this story, told through the sister's eyes, relates how from a young age her normal family life was disrupted by her brother's erratic behavior which hinted early on at a destructive personality. She relates how her tormented mother was constantly turned aside by the system in a futile search to find him help, long before he was executed by the same system that ignored him.

The brother, a death-row prisoner in Texas for 17 years was loved and hated, and his controversial circumstances caused agony to his victims and deeper agony and humiliation to his own family leading up to his execution.

This title will be available April 16th.
ISBN: 978-1511505659
206 pages, $14.95


Blood Is the Life
Three thrillers starring Bianca Jones
by John L. French

Vampires in Baltimore? It hardly seems likely, but Detective Bianca Jones finds herself on the case anyway. Having vanquished monsters and demons, Bianca became the unofficial monster-hunter of the BPD, catching the assignments no one speaks about – not to other officers, not to the public and certainly not to the media.

The hunt starts when something begins preying on people in Druid Hill Park. It continues when bodies drained of blood turn up throughout the city as another cop starts investigating Bianca. Finally, it culminates in a battle with an ages-old master vampire against whom the usual tactics and weapons are useless. Can Bianca prevail? She better. For if she loses, so does all of Baltimore.

Author John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. In 1992 he began writing crime fiction, basing his stories on his experiences on the streets of what some have called one of the most dangerous cities in the country. His books include The Devil of Harbor City, Souls On Fire, Past Sins, Bullets and Brimstone and Here There Be Monsters. He is the editor of Bad Cop, No Donut, which features tales of police behaving badly.

This title will be available April 9th.
ISBN: 978-1511568531
120 pages, $9.95







The Bronze Gazette #73 (March 2015)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“Doc Savage: Man of Red, White, and Blue” by Brian K. Lowe
"Doc Con 17 Report" by Glenn Horner

Doc Savage comicbook story: "In the Heart of Thunder Island" from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2, October 1940
  This is the 3rd part of the adaptation of THE LAND OF TERROR which began in SHADOW COMICS #3 and continued in DOC SAVAGE COMICS #1.
"The Sinister Shadow"  Review by Howard Wright
News Update

Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Ron Wilber, Kevin Duncan, and Joe DeVito.
Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #74 and 75 only.
#75 will be the final issue.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $12.00/2 Issues US
Cost is $13.00/2 Issues Canada
Cost is $14.00/2 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


BURNE HOGARTH'S TARZAN VOLUME 2: TARZAN VS. THE BARBARIANS - Now available!
(Writer) Don Garden (Art/Cover) Burne Hogarth

The world-famous comic strip, restored and collected for the first time in its entirety! The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate that collects the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th-century, Burne Hogarth, reprints the final groups of strips written by Don Garden, who also collaborated with Hal Foster. The restorations are by the renowned comic strip restorer, Peter Maresca, who also worked on Titan's critically acclaimed Flash Gordon volumes. The volume contains an illustrated introduction by comics artist Thomas Yeates, who worked on Tarzan: The Beckoning and recalls his meetings with Burne Hogarth and the inspiration Hogarth gave him. Collects the stories "Tarzan and the Peoples of the Sea and the Fire," "Tarzan against Dagga Ramba," "Tarzan and the Fatal Fountain," and "Tarzan and the Barbarians," originally published between 1940 and 1943.

Hardcover, 10x14, 192 pages, Full Color, $39.95



BURNE HOGARTH'S TARZAN VOLUME 3: TARZAN VS. THE NAZIS is coming in November!


The Burroughs Bulletin #91 - Now available!

Contents:
Editor's Page
Bridgewater College Campus Map
Tarzan Centennial Conference Schedule
"Master of Virtual Reality: Burroughs' Psychological Impact on the Reader" by Charles E. Early
"Reviving You Lucky Girl!" by Stanley A. Galloway
Tarzan Centennial Conference Photo Gallery
"Is Tarzan of the Apes Worthy of Classical Status?" by Dorothy J. Howell
"ERB's Tales in Verse" by
Stanley A. Galloway
"Creating an Organ Accompaniment for Tarzan of the Apes (1918)" by Larry Taylor
Letters to the Editor

Editor's Afterword

Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com



CthulhuCon PDX
April 25-26, 2015!
 
Crowne Plaza, Portland, OR

Celebrate Lovecraft's 125th Birthday year and the lead up to the 20th Anniversary Festival with two days of gaming, panels, readings, art, and music.
This is a convention-style event, held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).



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

Forgotten Books: RED HARVEST by Dashiell Hammett   - New!
The Continental Op doesn't give a damn . . .  - New!
The Continental Op meets "The Whosis Kid"   - New!
Overlooked Films: The Continental Op (sort of) in THE DAIN CURSE (1978)  - New!
Book Gallery: The Continental Op battles THE DAIN CURSE  - New!
Book Gallery: The Continental Op's RED HARVEST  - New!
Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - THE RETURN OF THE CONTINENTAL OP (1946)
Book Gallery: THE CONTIENTAL OP  
The Continental Op stars in his first novel(?): BLOOD MONEY  


Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015 

Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413


“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with  ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23, 2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius. 



A movie marathon
Panel discussions
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s family)
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there. 
And the public is invited – for free!

The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously, to Denny Miller.



Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni

Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix, to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”, which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas. Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” in Paris, France).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni, let me introduce him to you:

In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".

What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television can be stitched together using different takes, different camera angles, even different animals. To perform in a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts. It had never been done before.

Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques – learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years.

Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.

Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre, and is a published author and actor.

http://www.theatricalanimals.com/

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th forward.  At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and DVDs.  Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny  will be screened the night of August 21st.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Vendor & Registration Check-in and Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Econ. Dev. Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, Outdoor “Beatles Forever” Concert at Vece Gazebo, 75 East Main Street (free)
(In case of rain the concert will be into Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Auditorium)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)


Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action & animation and TV).  Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin. Panel members: Will Murray & Joe DeVito (Auditorium)
5:15 pm, Mucker Jeopardy (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on our own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting (Rose Room)


Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s Influence on Modern Day Science Fiction Panel discussion. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin; Panel members to be determined.  (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni] (Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room)
    (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club)
  2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
  Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
     [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now

Following the Dum Dum banquet at the Clinton Country Club there will be a Fireworks Extravaganza at the Clinton Town Beach presented by the Town's Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

Additionally, there will be presentations in the Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room.  Presenters and the presentation schedule will be announced on a separate sheet as an insert. 

The remaining panelists to date are undecided which panel they wish to serve on:
Diana Leto
Alexander Simmons


Rose Room Presentations
(concurrent with the events in the auditorium)

The following people will be making presentations in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room on either Friday, August 21st or Saturday, August 22nd. 
The schedule will be announce once we know the names of all the “notables” who want to make presentations.

Joe DeVito
Michael R. Hudson w/Diana Leto
Diana Leto w/Michael R. Hudson
William Patrick (Will) Murray
Alexander Simmons


Dum Dum Notables
1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker) (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs (Danton Burroughs’ widow)
3) Llana Jane Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter)
4) Dejah Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter)
5) Joe DeVito (http://www.jdevito.com/)
6) Scott Tracy Griffin (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
7) Michael R. Hudson (http://www.reelartstudios.com/ & http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/)
8) Diana Leto (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
9) Nancy Miller (Denny Miller’s widow)  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller
10) William Patrick Murray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray)
11) Alexander Simmons (http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com, http://www.KidsComicCon.com & http://www.colorofcomics.wordpress.com)
12) Jim Sullos (President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.) (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
13) Cathy Mann Wilbanks (Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.) 
(http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)

 How to get to Dum Dum 2015

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook.

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html


Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.

ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1094.html and http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1095.html.

Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
http://clintonct.org/town-history.php#yale


Where to stay
Clinton Motel
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
860-669-8850
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
(http://www.clintonmotel.net/)
A modest 15  unit  family run motel.  They have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum Dum registrants.  After that the rooms will be released to the general population. First come.  First served.  The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,  for a room with 2 queens size beds.  If Thursday night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday nights combined,  for a room with two double beds. Thursday night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined, with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
 


EconoLodge:
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860-399-7973
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15% discount.  These rooms & rate will be held for us until August 5th.  Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.   The 30th is an efficiency,  with LR, BR (with two queen size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.  
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-old_saybrook-connecticut-CT053
 


3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
Clinton, CT
860-669-0111
http://www.3liberty.com
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms.  No Dum Dum price yet.
 


Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
860-399-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
 


Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
http://www.stateparks.com/hammonasset.html
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]





What to do in the Clinton area

For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/); Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org) where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and promotion of  interest in - the works, fictional characters and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is best known for his creation of “Tarzan” and of  the heroic Mars adventurer & warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in other genres as well.  He has been openly acknowledged by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as have greatly  influenced their work. 

Founded in 1960,  just ten years after Burroughs’ death, the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known as a “Dum Dum”.  As mentioned above, in 2015 this event will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23.   The Dum Dum is being organized and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.

For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


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

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

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





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E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
 "The Voodoo Master" from the March 1, 1936 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!


"The Imitation Corpse" by William Benton Johnston from SECRET AGENT "X", December, 1937
Featuring: Ex-Marine Kennedy
Escape was impossible. It looked like curtains at last for G-man Kennedy. The lawless gang had full control of the insane asylum. The gates were locked and armed guards watched every avenue of escape. And the only chance the wily F. B. I. agent had to get out was - to inform the criminals of his plan to escape.
"Phantom Billing" by George Wm. Rae from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, August, 1949
Once, she'd won a beauty contest. Now she was selected for star billing in a phantom's murder-mad scheme.
"Posed by the Reaper" by Ralph Powers from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1937
The chance of breaking the clever killer's alibi hung by a hair. But Inspector Ben Hauser played that chance against the whole police department - even though it might mean his own scalp.
"Get That Kid" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from POPULAR SPORTS MAGAZINE, Fall (September), 1942
Fans Who Came to Jeer and Catcall Knew Nothing of the Heroism of This Ballplayer Who Put It Across Without an Army Uniform!



Facebook - Now online!

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

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

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

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

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

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

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


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

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

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

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

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

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


November 2014
In Writings
The fifth exciting story of Don Q. - "The Duel Between Don Q. and the Dark Brothers of the Civil Guard," as it appeared in the November, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the original Stanley Wood illustrations.  Also included are translated words and an introduction by Dan Neyer.

October 2014
In Writings
After over a year of research, we are (finally!) able to begin our comprehensive overview of  author George Allan England.
It all starts with  George Allan England: A 1923 Newspaper Interview with introduction and annotations by Bob Gay.

This is followed by England's first published story written at the time he decided to become a professional writer: Sessions and the Steam-Coal, a tale of the Russo-Japanese War
Also included are an introduction and afterword by Bob Gay and the original illustrations.

In the months to come, we will be adding additional stories and articles both by, and about, England, many of which have never been reprinted since their original publication.


September 2014
In Writings
The fourth chronicle of Don Q., How Don Q.'s Sword was Drawn for the Queen, is presented in its entirety along with an introduction by Dan Neyer, instant translations of foreign words and phrases, and the the Stanley Wood illustrations.

August 2014
In Writings
A delightful story of love, murder and revenge, The Melonville Expressman by Avery Hopwood as it appeared in the January, 1910 issue of The Strand Magazine.  Also included are the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2014
In Writings
The third chronicle of Don Q., "The Ears of the Governor of Castelleno," as it appeared in the September, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations.  As an added bonus, an
introduction by Dan Neyer and all foreign or archaic words are instantly translated with a mouseover.


June 2014
In Writings
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine in June of 1900.
 Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original illustrations are also included.

May 2014 
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

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

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


The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons - Now available!

In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance.

Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus--his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death because, through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character.

This leads to serious complications for James--for if his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him? And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power -- possibly named Moriarty -- that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows?

Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 inches
List Price: $28.00



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now on Kickstarter - do not miss out!
The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th
!
If successful, print copies as well as e-books will be available!


Last fall Jim Emerson published the first issue of what will eventually be a 50 volume series on the early years of modern science fiction.  FUTURES PAST #1 begins with the year 1926 when the first science fiction magazine was published.  In fact, at that point it was not even called science fiction, but rather “scientifiction.” 

On March 10, 1926 AMAZING STORIES arrived on the newsstands with promises of interplanetary travel, alien races, and sights never before seen by Mankind.  The cover depicted a group ice skaters frolicking on one of the moons of Saturn.  That garishly colored issue would capture the attention and imagination of thousands of young readers, many of whom would be inspired to become science fiction writers themselves.  Over the coming years and decades, AMAZING STORIES would inspire hundreds of other science fiction magazines, tens of thousands of novels, films, radio plays, and so much more.

The goal of FUTURES PAST is to capture that incredible history and the people who made it, in exhaustive detail.  Over the next 10-12 years Jim Emerson will be producing a visual record of the field on a scale never attempted before.  The initial welcome has been quite positive, but one criticism was that the magazine is only available as a pdf and many visitors have asked when FUTURES PAST will be published as a print magazine. 

As you read this, a KICKSTARTER campaign has begun to raise funds to do just that.  The campaign runs from March 24th to April 29th.  If the goal is successfully reached, the funds will enable us to offer both pdf and print editions for our readers as well as enabling us to pay for reprint rights and original articles.  Please come join us on this spectacular journey through time and space and be sure to spread the word to everyone you know.  To find out all the details, the Kickstarter campaign can be found here:


The website for FUTURES PAST magazine is:    http://www.sfhistory.net

About the Editor - Jim Emerson, the founder, author and editor of FUTURES PAST, is a professional librarian and archivist with a Masters in Library Sciences from Indiana University.  He has paid his dues as a college professor, freelance writer, computer consultant, and is an avid amateur photographer. 


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the genre of science fiction. In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering in unprecedented detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction from 1926 to 1975. Unlike other science fiction reference works which offer a mere page or two to a given year, highlighting only the most notable items, we will be devoting an entire volume to each year. This will not only include comprehensive coverage of all the books, films and magazines published, but also in-depth review of less prominent topics such as early fandom, conventions, fanzines, old time sf radio plays and serials, as well as extensive consideration to international science fiction. Each volume of the series is presented in proper sequential order, beginning with 1926 when the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, was published. 

The first installment of FUTURES PAST (1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction) is currently available in PDF format.  This digital edition can be viewed on any PC, Mac, tablet, laptop, and even cellphones.   The issue is 64 information-packed pages on everything happening in the world of science fiction in the milestone year of 1926, all in brilliant full color.  Just check out the screen captures below. One thing that will not be included in the series will be advertising - each issue is completely ad free.  So when we say 64 pages, we mean that every one of those pages is overflowing with content and not fluff.

Check out sample pages from the first installment, 1926 at the link below
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1894721876/futures-past-a-visual-history-of-science-fiction

 When completed, this series will be the most comprehensive history of the field ever undertaken. 

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction




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 at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #115 from June 1943 - $35 TERROR TALES #48 from September 1940


WEIRD TALES #39 from December 1926 - $35
Featuring E. Hoffmann Price, Seabury Quinn, Edmond Hamilton,
Victor Rousseau & H. P. Lovecraft

        
          
          


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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)
#114 Recruit for the Spider Legion (March 1943)
#115 The Spider and the Man from Hell (June1943)

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#5 June 1932
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WEIRD TALES  ($35 each postpaid)
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#9   December 1923/January 1924 
#10  February 1924
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#13  Anniversary Issue May/June/July/24 ($50)
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#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Pre-release Special: $130 with free shipping within North America, overseas please add $10.
Offer valid until April 30th, 2015.  Release date: May 30, 2015


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 4
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES



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

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

Due for an May 30, 2015 release!
The fourth volume will be FANTASTIC ADVENTURES / PLANET STORIES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 2 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 3 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.







Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.




Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17!

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

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update
 Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.
Check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.

Haffner Press


Hard Case Crime
April 2015

THIEVES FALL OUT by Gore Vidal, Cover art by Glen Orbik

In 1953, Gore Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under fake names: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was.

Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, THIEVES FALL OUT provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll.

One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil—written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from that region today.

First publication in 60 years, and first ever under the author’s real name!
The author of LINCOLN, BURR, MYRA BRECKINRIDGE and other classics, Gore Vidal is one of the most acclaimed American authors of the past century



James Bond - SPECTRE Trailer now online!

Here is the first full extended look at SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film and fourth starring Daniel Craig.
Click on the link below.



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

COSMOS by Eighteen Authors
A seventeen chapter round-robin serial written by eighteen science fiction authors: Ralph Milne Farley, David H. Keller, M.D., Arthur J. Burks, Bob Olsen, Francis Flagg, John W. Campbell, Rae Winters (Raymond A. Palmer), Otis Adelbert Kline, E. Hoffman Price, Abner J. Gelula, Raymond A. Palmer, A. Merritt, J. Harvey Haggard, Edward E. Smith, Ph.D., P. Schuyler Miller, L. A. Eshbach, Eando Binder, Edmond Hamilton.


An evil hitlerish dictator of one of the planets of Alpha Centauri, unsatisfied with ruling one planet, must spread out and subjugate others. He knows none to conquer in his own system-they are all either uninhabitable or invin-cible. So he casts his evil eyes on the solar system. This dog's name incidentally is Ay-Artz.

There exist saviors on Lemnis, Ay-Artz's home planet. They are Dos-Tev, rightful heir to the throne of Lemnis who was bounced out by the rebel-lious Ay-Artz, his scientist friend and mentor Mea-Quin, and their servant-warrior-errand-boy Bullo. Hearing of Ay-Artz's evil designs they determine to warn to solarites and help defeat Ay-Artz once and for all. Their struggle to inform the various solar plan-ets' peoples of Ay-Artz's de-signs, the struggles of the people of Sol to defeat Ay-Artz and to defend their planets against him, forms the general run of the "novel's" progress. Eventually, of course, Ay-Artz is defeated-in the final in-stallment, written by old universe-wrecker Edmond Hamil-ton.


Hardcover w/dust jacket:
336 pages
ISBN 978-1312955547
$49.95

Trade Paperback:
336 pages
ISBN 978-1508676935

$15.95



 
Kingdom of Darkness: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) - Arriving in book stores April 28!
by Andy McDermott


History’s most sought after treasure is now mankind’s worst fear.
 
In Los Angeles, a desperate man seeks out renowned archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex–SAS soldier Eddie Chase—only to be gunned down in front of them. The assassin is soon identified as a ninety-year-old Nazi war criminal—with the body of a healthy forty-year-old.
 
Following the victim’s final warnings, Nina and Eddie travel to Cairo to inspect the newly discovered tomb of Alexander the Great. But the real find is hidden in one of its treasures—a mechanical guide leading to one of antiquity’s most tantalizing myths: a spring of water said to give eternal life to those who drink it.
 
Nina, Eddie, and a team of Mossad agents realize that the myth is real, and that a group of former SS men who have tasted this water are now hunting for its source. But before she and her alliance can act, Nina is kidnapped and spirited away to a secret Nazi enclave in Argentina, igniting a fierce, fateful, globe-spanning struggle in which her life hangs in the balance. All the while a terrifying possibility emerges—that the world’s darkest evil could live on forever.

Series: Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Dell
Pre-order Price $9.99

 




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

The Doomed SMART LOVE STORIES
- New!
Altus Press Launches the ARGOSY Library
The PCA/ACA Conference: Where Daisy Bacon and LOVE STORY Will Get Some Respect

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from LOVE STORY MAGAZINE
New Site. New Look. Same Pulpy Content.

The Legend Of The Lone Ranger - Coming July 14!

The untold story of the man behind the mask comes to life in The Legend Of The Lone Ranger. When the ruthless bandit Butch Cavendish (Christopher Lloyd) ambushes a team of Texas Rangers and leaves them for dead, only John Reid (Klinton Spilsbury) survives. Enlisting the help of his childhood friend Tonto (Michael Horse) and donning a mask, Reid saddles up a fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a mighty Hi-Yo, Silver—and one of America's most beloved and enduring symbols of justice is born.

Also starring Academy Award winning actor Jason Robards as Ulysses S. Grant, The Legend Of The Lone Ranger is a sincere and dramatic retelling of the journey of two heroes who have captured the imagination of fans for over eighty years.

Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear…The Lone Ranger rides again!

Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer


LIST PRICE: $19.97


LE GUIDE HOWARD - Coming April 16!
By Patrice Louinet

Pre-order this book before April 11 and receive it autographed!

His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death, his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly editions of his work.
 
Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand and one reasons to (re) read again and again.


Summary
Thanks
I. Introduction
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty new need to have read (and why)
III. Biography
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A word laconic ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real and imitation
VII. Howard
VIII. Adaptations
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Read Howard
Conclusion


Cover: Alexandre Bourgois
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-2-917689-84-4

Language: French
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 10.00
E-book Price: € 1.99

Lost In Space Complete Series on Blu-ray - Coming September 15!

Now on Blu-ray™ for the first time in this Complete Series Collection, bring home the timeless journey of Irwin Allen’s LOST IN SPACE®! Follow the heart-racing, cliff-hanging adventures of John Robinson™ and his family aboard the Jupiter 2™, along with Robot B-9™ and the delightfully devious Dr. Zachary Smith™.

This massive 18-disc set contains all 84 episodes remastered in high definition, and over 6 hours of exciting extras with recently discovered content you won’t find anywhere else in the galaxy. It’s out-of-this-world fun for everyone!

DISC INFORMATION
ALL 83 EPISODES – FULLY REMASTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN CRYSTAL CLEAR HI-DEF!
OVER 6-HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES: Including NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED EXTRAS!
50th Anniversary Interviews with the Original Series Cast
LOST IN SPACE: THE EPILOGUE – Original Cast Table Read of Bill Mumy’s (Will Robinson) 1980 Unproduced Epilogue
Vintage Versions of 6 Episodes AS SEEN ON AIR in the 1960’s with Original TV Commercials and Bumpers
1973 Animated Special
20th Anniversary Audio Interview with Lost in Space Creator Irwin Allen
PLUS!
2 Full-Length Lost in Space Documentaries
Original Animated Series Concept Pitch Video
Unaired Pilot Episode: “No Place to Hide”
AND MUCH MORE!


List price is $199.99 SRP.
However, in honor of this weekend's "WonderCon" event at the Anaheim (California) Convention Center, Fox is accepting pre-orders from their FoxConnect online store for half-price at just $99.99 (and free shipping)!





MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) - Arriving in comic shops April 8!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Eman Casallos (Cover) A: Butch Guice; B: Jae Lee

The Shadow. The Green Hornet and Kato. Black Terror. These are just a few masked vigilantes drawn into a mystery that spans the decades – a plot that threatens our society again and again. With the devastating power to kill thousands of people in a matter of seconds, the Red Death is a villain who may be impossible to stop. It will take more than a dozen masked heroes from three different time periods to stop this madwoman from bringing the world to its knees!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger - New!
HIGH ADVENTURE Series 3
The Shadow Pulp Magazine Auction
Lone Ranger: Archival Documents
Christmas comes early in Woodland Hills
The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes

Moonstone Books
DAY OF THE DESTROYERS
Jimmie Flint, Agent X-11 must save America

Now available direct from Moonstone Books at the links below!
Coming soon to comic shops - Diamond estimated ship date is April 15!


Authors: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile
Cover: Fernando Ferreiro

Based on a real historical event during the Roosevelt administration!
Guest starring pulp heroes The Green Lama, The Phantom Detective, and The Black Bat!

Day of the Destroyers is an all-original linked prose anthology - each story is part of a larger arc wherein Jimmie Flint, Secret Agent X-11 of the Intelligence Service Command, battles to prevent the seditionist Medusa Council from engineering a bloody coup overthrowing our democracy.

Agent X-11 fights across the country preventing an aerial assault on Chicago’s rail lines, destroying a secret factory of gas meant to enthrall millions in New Mexico, racing to stop a machine of fantastic destruction in Manhattan, and so much more!

Written by pulp fictioneers: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia, Gary Phillips, Paul Bishop, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Aaron Shaps, & Joe Gentile.
Introduction by pulp historian and award-winning author Robert Weinberg!


Softcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $13.95
Hardcover, 6” x 9”, 276 pages, $23.95

Note: This volume contains the stories originally slated for the cancelled Operator #5 anthology, NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS, with Agent X-11 replacing Operator #5.



The New Adventures of Lynn Lash - Now available!
by Andrew Salmon  (Author), Chuck Miller  (Author), Jim Beard  (Author), R. P. Steeves  (Author), Teel James Glenn (Author), Tim Lasiuta (Author)

Known for breathing new life into rare, nearly forgotten classic Pulp Characters, Pro Se Productions announces the latest release from its Pulp Obscura imprint, in conjunction with Altus Press. A character created by one of Pulp’s most renowned authors returns in a collection of all new adventures authorized by the legendary creator's estate. The New Adventures of Lynn Lash is now available in print and digital format.

Lynn Lash was created by Lester Dent, the man responsible for one of pulp fiction's greatest and most enduring adventurers, Doc Savage! Lash made his first appearance in 1932 in Ace's Detective Dragnet Magazine. His few stories contained many elements that Dent used when he began writing the adventures of the Man of Bronze. Lash lives and works in a skyscraper headquarters in the heart of the city. He operates as a special consultant to the police, investigating unusual scientific threats beyond their abilities. Lash has an amazing array of equipment and devices of his own design that he employs in his cases. Occasionally aided by his secretary, Rickey Dean, Lynn Lash uses his formidable intellect and astonishing inventions to defeat the schemes of madmen and win the war on crime!

From Out of the Past Comes New Tales of One Of the Gadgeteers of the Golden Age! Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents a new volume in its Pulp Obscura line! Bringing adventures and heroes lost in yesterday blazing to life in New Pulp tales today! Six tales featuring Mechanical Marvels and Maddening Mystery from Andrew Salmon, Chuck Miller, Jim Beard, Tim Lasiuta, R. P. Steeves, and Teel James Glenn! Pulp Obscura Proudly Presents The New Adventures of Lynn Lash!

“In the 1960s,” says Author Teel James Glenn, a contributor to the anthology, “when the Doc Savage books were reprinted I discovered them and was inspired to become a writer. When Pro Se Productions offered me the chance to write a Lynn Lash tale-sanctioned by the estate of Mr. Dent-I had the greatest thrill of my writing career. My colleagues and I featured in The New Adventures of Lynn Lash pulled out all the stops to honor the legacy and thrill factor of the original tales.”

Featuring a fantastic cover by Mike Fyles and logo design and print formatting by Sean Ali, The New Adventures of Lynn Lash is available now at the links below.




Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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





 

Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.


You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Bat Is My Brother by Robert Bloch - New!
The World of Tiers by Philip José Farmer
Tarzan and The Gods of Opar Part One by Mike Grell
Weird Tales Collection Magazine from Adventure House
The Outpost by H.P. Lovecraft
Pulp Den - Now online!

ECHOES Revisited - New!
Inhuman Interest - New!
Trail of Crosses
Omari And The People
The Argosy Library From ALTUS PRESS
Breaking Ties
The Death Tower


         Pulp Den  

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

George Allan England - The Mermaid
Argosy reprints from Altus Press
RIP, Sir Terry Pratchett. A sad day for all of us.
Sidney Herschel Small - Author, Traveller  

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective - New!
Pulp comics: The Black Beetle
Review: Dime Novel Cover Series
Pulp comics: Lobster Johnson
‘Pulp Adventures’ No. 16

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
- New!
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ramble House
Now available!

THE YU-CHI STONE 
by Edmund Snell
 
With an Introduction by John Pelan

 
Ramble House is claiming Edmund Snell as one of its "flagship authors" not only because he's one of the best pulp writers ever, but because he was so prolific and we have so many of his old stories from the tabloid-like thriller mags that preceded the pulps. John Pelan tells you all about it in his introduction as we add this supernatural yarn to other Snell titles as The Back of Beyond, The Crimson Butterfly, Dope and Swastikas, The Finger of Destiny, The Sign of the Scorpion and The White Owl.
 
Written in 1925, The Yu-Chi Stone is one of Edmund Snell's early novels of Yellow Peril.
 
220 pages.
 

Available Editions

  $20 Trade Paperback
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket

$45 Hardcover with bookplate signed by John Pelan

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


 
RED, AS IN RUIN by Jeff Deischer - Now available!

It is 1942. America has just entered World War II. But other menaces threaten the citizens of the United States. Six years ago, tragedy took Simon Basil Petrie's family from him. From the ashes of his life as an adventurer came the Basilisk, a being seemingly devoid of emotion devoted to one thing - battling crime and the weird criminals who perpetrate it. The Basilisk and his associates in Nemesis Company are summoned to Mexico when an old friend is attacked by a vampire, his body drained of blood!

Page Count: 246
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Language: English
Color: Black and White
List Price: $16.00


Createspace  


RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #4 - Arriving in comic shops April 8!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

Sutekh’s evil continues to spread as the Son of Set marches on the mightiest of the Hyborian Kingdoms. Meanwhile, Red Sonja–thanks to divine intervention from her patron goddess, Scáthach–has undergone a sea change that both surprises and alarms her comrades-in-arms.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99








Richard E. Clear: August 8, 1943 - March 21, 2015

Richard E. Clear, one of the individuals who helped Pulpcon, the predecessor of PulpFest, to survive during its early going, passed away on March 21, 2015.
He was 71 years old and had been ill for a number of years.
Richard was a successful business man and dealt in rare used books and magazines.
Richard started and owned the Dragon's Lair comic book store in Dayton for many years.
When he moved to Tampa, Florida, he started and owned another comic book store called Merlin's Books.
After he moved back to Ohio, he continued his business with an online store and wrote price guides on rare books and advertising, which were published by Collector's Books and sold nationwide.

Richard was the winner of the 1988 Lamont Award, the author of OLD MAGAZINES, IDENTIFICATION AND VALUE GUIDE and other reference works, and worked as a book dealer for nearly forty years.



The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The City of Doom
- New!
Young Men of Death - New!
Blue Face
House of Ghosts
Q
The Shadow Laughs

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.

The Stories of Francis Stevens-Friend Island - New!
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Labyrinth
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Nightmare
The Stories of Francis Stevens-The Curious Experience of Thomas Dunbar
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Three
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part Two
Dark Fantasy and Francis Stevens-Part One

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

Now available!
Ghosts of War [revised edition], George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $9.69
Less Than Hero, S.G. Browne, Gallery Books, $16.00
HEROES!, ed. Kelly Swails, Silence in the Library, $21.99

Coming soon!
The Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $24.99, April 14, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, May 19, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon & Groot – Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $7.99, May 19, 2015
The Dragons of Heaven, Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, June 2, 2015
Batman: Arkham Knight: The Riddler’s Gambit, Alex Irvine, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, June 2, 2015
Ant-Man: Natural Enemy, Jason Starr, Marvel, $24.99, June 16, 2015
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $7.99, June 16, 2015

Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 30, 2015
Batman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization, Marv Wolfman, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, July 7, 2015
Deadpool: Paws, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, August 18, 2015
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo, Titan Books, $7.99, September 29, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, October 6, 2015
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, October 13, 2015
Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $17.99, October 27, 2015
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 3, 2015

Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2, Jonathan Green, Abaddon, $14.99, December 2015
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, December 2015
Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, Brian Michael Bendis & Neil Kleid, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, March 2016