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24 February 2012

33rd Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale -  March 25, 2012!
40+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!
Guests appear subject to their availability.

Karen Anderson 10-11am
Peter Atkins 12-1pm
Victor Banis 2-3pm
Ann Bannon 10-11am
Brett Battles 10-11am
Peter Beagle 11-1pm
James Blaylock 11-1pm
Gary Brandner 2-3pm
Louis Charbonneau 2-3pm
John DeChancie 10-11am
L.J. Dopp 11-12pm
Dennis Etchison 1-2pm
Laura Freas 1-2pm
Brian Garfield 12-2pm
Bill George 11-12pm
David Gerrold 11-12pm
Mel Gilden 11-12pm
James C. Glass 10-11am
Tony Gleeson 2-3pm
Cody Goodfellow 10-11am
Denise Hamilton 10-11am
Odie Hawkins 1-2pm
Michael Hemmingson 3-4pm
Glen Hirshberg 12-1pm
George Clayton Johnson 11-12pm
Earl Kemp 12-1pm
Bruce Kimmel 11-12pm
Dani & Eytan Kollin 2-3pm
Michael Kurland 12-1pm
Terrill Lankford 2-3pm
Richard Lupoff 12-1pm
Ib Melchior 1-2pm
Lisa Morton 10-11am
Larry Niven 2-3pm
William F. Nolan 11-1pm
Charles Neutzel 1-2pm
Patrick O'Connor 3-5pm
Gary Phillips 2-3pm
Felice Picano 1-2pm
Jerry Pournelle 2-3pm
Tim Powers 11-1pm
Robert Reginald 10-11am
John Skipp 10-11am
Harry Turtledove 1-2pm
Stephen Woodworth 2-3pm

Valley Inn & Conference Center
10621 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA 91345
818-891-1771
Admission - $5
Free Parking
 
Adventure House - Now available!
Phantom Detective - May 1935, 112 pages, $14.95
"Written in Blood" by Robert Wallace
"Violations" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Death at the Payoff" by George McNeil
"The White Rat" by A.T. Locke
"Fire With Fire" by Robert H. Rohde

The Lone Ranger - April 1937, 128 pages, $14.95
"The Phantom Rider" by Fran Striker
"A Little Killin'" by Lawrence A. Keating
"Boomer Buckaroo" by George C. Henderson
"The Necktie Tree" by Wayne Brooks
"The Return of Black Malone" by Charles A. Roberts
"John Wesley Hardin" by Chuck Martin
"Doodlebug Jones" by Joe Schaff
"Brandin' Time On the Ranch" by Wilton West





Altus Press - Now available!

The e-book version of
"Doctor Death vs. the Secret Twelve, Volume 1" by Harold Ward.

Volume 1 contains the first three stories from 1935:
"12 Must Die," "The Gray Creatures" and "The Shriveling Murders."
All new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.

All three stories are complete & uncut
and it's the only version authorized by the Ward estate.


Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in the iBookstore.
The Nook & iBook versions will be available later tonite.


You can't beat that for $4.99!
 


Altus Press - Coming soon!

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

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

 


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 56: "The Black Spot" and "The Terrible Stork"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in classic pulp thrillers by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc and Patricia Savage attempt to discover the secret behind the baffling series of "Back Spot" murders that confound the law. Then, an auction gallery bidding war leads to the abduction of Monk Mayfair. Can the Man of Bronze uncover the sinister secret of The Terrible Stork in time to save his right-hand aide? This special collectors edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and a behind-the-scenes article by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-075-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!
THE SHADOW Volume 58: "Castle of Crime" and "Dead Man's Chest"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The pulp era's greatest crimebuster journeys to Maine on golden quests in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow and G-man Vic Marquette hunt enemy agents sabotaging maritime shipping from a mysterious Castle of Crime. Then, a sea captain's dying words lead to serial slayings along the long-buried trail to a Dead Man's Chest and Cuban gold! This instant collector's item reprints the classic color cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-074-8 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

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

DOC SAVAGE Volume 58 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR121399. 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!
THE SHADOW Volume 60: "The Prince of Evil," "Messenger of Death"
and "Room 1313" - - TRIPLE NOVEL SPECIAL

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

THE SHADOW Volume 60 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR121401. 

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

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


Beb Books - Now available!

INNOCENTS ABROAD!
A Kashmir Abduction by Leniver Carew


The somewhat self-absorbed and very wealthy Vidal family have been talked into vacationing in the Kashmir region of India, thinking that this remote, primitive land was some alternative to Palm Springs!  On the voyage there the son, twenty-something Stuart falls in love with the daughter of a missionary. When she is abducted there Stuart does something he had done before - take action! The contrast between Stuart’s efforts to be a hero and his family blissful indifference to the color and exotic land they are in makes for a pleasant and highly enjoyable romantic adventure.

Just $5 plus postage.
(Postage is $3 for the first three books then 25 cents additional for each additional book.)

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

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

Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224


Beb Books - POST-HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE!

The following books are discounted to $4.00 each plus postage. Orders over $20.00 and we’ll pay the postage!
( Postage is $3.00 for the first 3 books and 25 cents additional for each additional book over 3)
Sales runs from now to February 28th, 2012.

Secret Agent X Adventures
The Torture Trust (#1)
The Spectral Stranglers (#2)
The Death Torch Terrors (#3)
The Ambassador of Doom (#4)
City of the Living Dead, (#5)
Hand of Horror (#6)
Octopus of Crime (#7)
The Hooded Hordes (#8)
Servants of the Skull (#9)
The Murder Monster (#10)
Curse of the Waiting Death (#12)
Devils of Darkness (#13)
Talons of Terror (#14)
The Corpse Cavalcade (#15)
Legion of the Living Dead (#18)
Horde of the Damned (#19)
Ringmaster of Doom (#20)
Kingdom of Blue Corpses (#21)
Brand of the Metal Maiden (#22)
Dividends of Doom (#23)
The Fear Merchants (#24)
The Faceless Fury (#25)
Subterranean Scourge (#26)
The Doom Director (#27)
City of Madness, (#28)
Horror's Handclasp (#29)
Death's Frozen Formula (#30)
Slaves of the Scorpion (#32)

Miscellaneous titles
Fang Tung by H Bedford-Jones

Captain Trouble (complete series) by Perley Poore Sheenan

The Abyss of Wonder by Perley Poore Sheehan

The Labyrinth by Francis Stevens

The Domino Lady (complete series)

The Fatal Gift by George Allen England

The White Moll by Frank L. Packard

Wings of Danger by Arthur A. Nelson

The Runaway Skyscraper, The Mad Planet and Red Dust.
(Three SF novellas by Murray Leinster
)

Black Gate - Now online!
The Nightmare Men: “The Enemy of Evil” (Manly Wade Wellman's John Thunstone) - New!
The Nightmare Men: “The Haunted Wanderer” (Robert E. Howard's John Kirowan)
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 3: A Princess of Mars
A Few Words on Clark Ashton Smith
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 2: A Princess of Mars
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 1: A Princess of Mars


Black Wings of Cthulhu: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror
Trade paperback edition coming March 20, 2012!

From the depths of R'lyeh come twenty-one brand-new, utterly terrifying, and thoroughly entertaining short stories of horror and the macabre!

Taking their inspiration from works by Lovecraft himself, prominent writers such as Caitlin R. Kiernan, Brian Stableford, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Shea, Darrell Schweitzer, Donald R. Burleson, and David J. Schow delve deep into the psyche, expanding on concepts H.P. Lovecraft created and taking them in new directions.

The result is stories that are wholly original, some even featuring Lovecraft himself as a character. Black Wings editor S.T. Joshi is the recognized authority on all things Lovecraftian, and is famous for his restorations of Lovecraft's original works. He has assembled a star-studded line-up in a book that is essential for every horror library.


Paperback: 480 pages
ISBN-10: 0857687824
ISBN-13: 978-0857687821




Blogging Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Twenty-two – "Marvela" - Now online!
“Marvela” was the twenty-second installment of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between August 20, 1944 and February 4, 1945, “Marvela” was the first Sunday strip completely illustrated by Austin Briggs. Don Moore scripted from a story he developed with the series’ creator, Alex Raymond. This was the final storyline to have any involvement from Raymond. The story picks up following the conclusion of the epic-length Tropica story arc with Flash and Dale traversing Mongo in the triphibian rocket car given to them by Queen Desira as a reward for helping restore her to the throne of Tropica.

Read the rest at the links below!
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 167: Gary Lovisi - New!
Gary Lovisi, Ron Fortier and Rob Davis join the Book Cave to talk about Gary's novel "Sherlock Holmes: The Baron's Revenge."

Episode 166: Coming Attractions
Episode 165: Tim Storm
Episode 164: Claire Croxton
Episode 163: Tom &Ginger Johnson - The Black Bat Companion and more
Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold
Episode 161: Ian Watson

The Bronze Gazette #63 (January 2012) -  Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
"Doubting Savage" by
Howard Wright
News Update
Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Bobb Cotter,
Tim Faurote, Bob Larkin, and Kevin Duncan

Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #62, 63, 64.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas
For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

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



Centipede Press
The Complete Slayers: Fast One and the Complete Short Stories of Paul Cain
Now available!

This collection features the novel FAST ONE and the complete short fiction written by Paul Cain for BLACK MASK and other pulps. This is the first time that many of them have been collected in book format. Lynn Myers and Max Alan Collins have written an outstanding introduction with new research into Cain's life.

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Centipede Press
ISBN-10: 193361899X
ISBN-13: 978-1933618999


The Los Angeles Review of Books did a great review here.



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 22 - Coming in July!
Michael Fleisher (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), Val Mayerik (Pencils/Inks), Bob Camp (Inks), Armando Gil (Inks), George Roussos (Color), Christie Scheele (Color), and Steven Mellor (Color)

Legends say that even demons fear to tread the Pictish wilderness after the sun has set. But the threat of hordes of savage Picts is not enough to keep Conan the Barbarian from the lure of a king's treasure . . . and Tetra, the beautiful daughter of a Brythunian nobleman. While seemingly lost without Conan's protection, Tetra will show Pict and Cimmerian alike that she is far, far more than she seems! Collects Conan the Barbarian #168–#173 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #8 and #9.

Trade paperback, 232 pages, $18.99, in stores on July 4.


THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 22 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS
(Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120035. 



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4 - Coming in May!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan's adventures in Messantia ended with the Cimmerian nearly losing his head, but now that he has an entire pirate crew backing him up, returning to take a city's worth of gold is just too tempting -- and pirate queen Belit has a plan!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 16.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120037. 



CTHULHU TENTACLE PLUSH
Now available and arriving in comic shops February 29!


It’s a 30” long plush posable tentacle. Why did we do it? Because Evil Stevie likes tentacles. And this one is soft, and furry. Make it a fashion statement, poking out of your shirt. Use the loop in back to hang it from your belt. Put it in your next haunted house... or in your cubicle! Threaten your other plush toys, just to remind them who’s the boss. It’s completely posable. Bend it to your own wicked will!
Plush    $24.95






Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Books: The Honest Dealer by Frank Gruber (Illustrated) - New!
Forgotten Novels: The Rogue by Richard Sale
Forgotten Books: Bill Lennox novels by W.T. Ballard - Now FREE
Forgotten Books: STERANKO does Sword and Sorcery
Forgotten Books: The Simon Bolivar Grimes Collection by E. Hoffman Price
Forgotten Stories: "So Dark for April" a Paul Pine story by John Evans
Forgotten Books: Zorro Rides Again by Johnston McCulley

DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #2
Coming in May!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio
(Cover) Brandon Peterson, Alé Garza (1-in-10)

First they were forced to watch from hiding while the men in her party were torn apart and eaten by white apes. Now an unarmed and vastly outnumbered Princess Dejah Thoris and her female friends must flee for their own lives in an ancient, dead city! The apes are still hungry. No-holds-barred horror and suspense like you've never seen in John Carter's world, by "Rotten" creator Mark Rahner. And it just keeps getting worse.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS #2 is solicited in the
March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120952. 



DOUBLE DANGER TALES #65 [Kindle Edition] - Now available!

Two of the greatest of the Greek heroes were Hercules and Atalanta, and both have survived in their own identities, as well as being the patterns for many other heroes of print, song, and screen. But no hero has ever achieved the strength of the mighty Hercules. Nor has any arrow ever flown as swift and true as one shot from the bow of Atalanta! Monsters from the land, sea, and moon face our heroes in these exciting pulp adventures!
In this double action adventure, Atalanta must seek out The Golden Lion, and Hercules battles The Moon Goddess. If you like your heroes strong, your heroines beautiful, and the action fast, then go no further, this adventure is for you!


 Kindle Edition - $0.99




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Money Master" from the December 15, 1942 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Knaves and Knives" by H. Q. Masur from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1941
Lady Luck was snubbing Sam Quentin. He wanted a new deal in the crazy homicide honeymoon case - but all he got was a double-deal in knaves and knives.
"Head Work" by Robert R. Mill from BLUE BOOK, May, 1936
Featuring: Tiny David
Tiny David after a drug smuggler near the Canadian border in New York State.


ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #11 - Coming in May!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Francesco Mattina, Dan Panosian

Only One Issue Left! The four Eternal Champions — Elric, Hawkmoon, Corum, and Eric Beck — have allied themselves across the Multiverse for one last stand as the series hurtles toward its epic conclusion. But can they save themselves when reality itself sits on the brink of destruction? Don't miss the penultimate issue of fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson's graphic storytelling tour de force.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #11 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120841. 



ERB, INC. - Coming soon!
An All-New Full-Color Weekly Tarzan Strip


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #7 - Coming in May!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Artist: Daniel Indro
Covers: Alex Ross (75%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

As Ming prepares for the final offensive against the Earth, Flash Gordon -- and allies both new and old -- moves against Ming's palace. Fighting alongside his fellow Earthmen, the brilliant Dr. Zarkov and the beautiful Dale Arden, Gordon leads a rebel band into the teeth of Ming's fearsome defenses. But will even the universe's greatest hero be in time?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120969. 




Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa
by Philip Jose Farmer and Christopher Paul Carey
Dust jacket by Bob Eggleton
Coming in April | Pre-order now!

Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa collects for the first time anywhere Philip José Farmer’s epic Khokarsa cycle, including the never-before-published conclusion to the trilogy, The Song of Kwasin.

In Hadon of Ancient Opar, the young hero Hadon journeys from his outpost city to the heart of the ancient African empire of Khokarsa, battling in the Great Games for the chance to win the king’s crown. But just as Hadon stands upon the precipice of victory, the tyrannical King Minruth usurps the throne and overturns the beneficent, centuries-old rule of the priestesses of Kho. Now Hadon must set out upon a hero’s journey unlike any other—to hunt down a living god and return with his bounty.

The saga continues in Flight to Opar, as a decree by the oracle hurtles Hadon upon a perilous quest that will determine the fate of the next twelve millennia. In The Song of Kwasin, Hadon’s herculean cousin returns to Khokarsa after long years of exile in the Wild Lands. But soon Kwasin finds that in order to clear his name he will have to take up the cause against King Minruth himself and stop him before he fulfills his mad quest for immortality high atop the sun god’s bloody ziggurat.


Limited: 250 signed (by Carey) numbered copies, with an additional section of exclusive material
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition

Table of Contents:
Hadon of Ancient Opar
Flight to Opar
The Song of Kwasin (with Christopher Paul Carey)

Limited Edition: $65  (Subterranean Press only)
Trade Edition: $45
ISBN: 978-1-59606-471-3
Length: 576 pages


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - March 10, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


GREEN HORNET #22 - Arriving in comic shops February 29!
Writer: Ande Parks;  Penciller/Inker: Igor Vitorino
Covers: Brian Denham (1/3), Phil Hester (1/3), and Jonathan Lau (1/3)

In the first issue of an all-new arc that will change Green Hornet forever changed, new villains arrive on the Century City scene, and an old hero dies. Britt Reid tries to manage a newspaper, fight the gangs of Century City, and figure out his relationship with the new Kato. Meanwhile, a new politician attempts to rise to the top of Century City's power structure on a simple platform: stopping the Green Hornet's "Reign of Terror".  Fear, loathing, lust and all-out kung fu action in Outcast, Part One of Six!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






GREEN HORNET #28 - Coming in May!
Writer: Ande Parks; Artist: Igor Vitorino
Covers: 
Stephen Sadowski (50%), Phil Hester (50%)

Pure Kung Fu action comes to a small town! It's the beginning of a new era for Green Hornet in Century City, following the Outcast storyline. Now, the new Green Hornet and Kato hit the road in search of Mulan's father, Hayashi. The original Kato has gone looking for a connection to his youth. What he has found will teach the new Green Hornet team that deadly danger isn't exclusive to the streets of Century City.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


GREEN HORNET #28 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120943. 




THE GREEN HORNET
A HISTORY OF RADIO, MOTION PICTURES, COMICS AND TELEVISION
Now available and arriving in comic shops in May!
(Writers) Martin Grams Jr, Terry Salomonson
Since The Green Hornet first appeared on radio in 1936, he has made the transition to motion pictures, comics, and television. For the first time, the complete story of this crime fighter is unmasked, as prolific TV and radio historians Martin Grams and Terry Salomonson usher you into the Black Beauty. A complete history of the radio series from the creation to the untold adventures is all provided under one cover. Also included are the two cliffhanger serials of the early forties, the unaired 1952 television pilot, the long-running comic books, and the William Dozier television series (1966-67) starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee. Whether you are a casual fan or a serious enthusiast of the series, here is everything you want to know about The Green Hornet!

Softcover, 6x9, 800 pages, B&W, $44.95

THE GREEN HORNET: A HISTORY OF THE RADIO, MOTION PICTURES, COMICS AND TELEVISION
is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR121400.  

Martin Grams



Haffner Press - February Newsletter!

FREDRIC BROWN — LOADED!
If you've been reading our newsletters for the past few months, you know that we've announced an effort to publish the mystery/detective fiction of Fredric Brown. We're still finalizing the contents of the first two volumes. Next month we'll launch a new page with more details and plan to share the finalized contents.

Stephen Haffner interviewed at Diamond Galleries
On very short notice, Mark Squirek recently interviewed Stephen Haffner for "The Main Event" column at SCOOP, Diamond Galleries / Gemstone Publishing's weekly online newsletter. Lots of info on Henry Kuttner (and HP's upcoming Kuttner titles) and writing for the pre-WW II pulps.

Updates for THUNDER IN THE VOID on Facebook 
We've added more images and content to the Facebook page just for THUNDER IN THE VOID. In the coming days and weeks, we will be adding artwork from the original pulp-magazine publications of the stories in THUNDER, as well as Letters of Comment from the readers of these magazines.

More Moore from Jennifer Jodell

Originally published as a premium given to Pulpfest 2011 members who attended Stephen Haffner's presentation on C.L. Moore, we have taken the few remaining copies of this 12-page pamphlet, had them autographed by Ms. Jodell, and are making them available at the delivered price (Continental USA, HI, AK, & Int'l customer should email for shipping rates) of *$12.00.

Odds and Ends . . . Some recent efforts from Haffner Press' Secret Moon Base:

Added ordering / contents page for MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES

Signed on to be a part of Barsoom and Beyond: Visions of Mars in the Pulps at Pulpfest 2012 on Friday, August 10th.

Finalized HP's plans for the 2012 Williamson Lectureship

Look for a new Facebook page for SEVENTY-FIVE: THE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY OF A SCIENCE FICTION PIONEER—JACK WILLIAMSON. This was our most expensive book to produce (ever!) and if you don't yet have a copy, we encourage you to snag one of the remaining copies.





Illustrators  - Coming Spring 2012!
A new art quarterly devoted to the finest
European Illustrators of the 20th Century!

First issue Spring 2012 - more details, including ordering, coming soon!

Illustrators is all about some of the most iconic images ever to see print. In the pages of Illustrators you will read about some of the most inspired artists to commit their art to print. These are the people who with brush, pen and pencil were capable of transporting their audiences to the farthest reach of their imaginations.

The audiences that many of these artists were catering for were international, their work was collected and admired by readers the length and breadth of Europe and the US. But with the passing of years and the ascendancy of new media, much of this brilliant and inspirational work is falling from the collective conscious.


Illustrators will remedy that by presenting you with a publication that four times a year will guide you through the stories behind these artists, the publishers that commissioned them, the agents that promoted them, the friends and partners that posed for them and the crazy stuff such as the artist who created his incredible covers in an unfurnished bedsit with a parrot for company. All this and more will be revealed in each edition of Illustrators.

These features written by some of the most eminent enthusiasts of this oft neglected art form will provide a contextualization to the truly fabulous artwork which we will be presenting you with in each and every issue of Illustrators. Wherever possible we will be bringing you scans of some of the most incredible examples of original artwork by the artists concerned.

Early issues of Illustrators will be bringing you the art of Fortunino Matania, Reginald Heade, Chris Foss, John Millar Watt, Luis Garcia, Jordi Penalva, Giorgio De Gaspari and Graham Coton, as well as artists who although equally brilliant are in many ways unknown and unsung.

With contributions from writers and artists such as David Roach, David Ashford, Steve Holland, Rian Hughes and Norman Wright as well as access to many of the artists and/ or their agents and their families we aim to provide the most authoritative insight into the stories behind the UK and Europe's most inspired and inspirational artists.

Our first issue debuts with a feature on Denis McLoughlin and an interview with the legendary Ian Kennedy looking back on his sixty two years in the business.



THE JAMES BOND OMNIBUS VOLUME 3
Coming March 27 2012!

(Writer) Ian Fleming & Various

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive, value for money bumper edition collecting the first period of Jim Lawrence's celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes seven of Bond's most thrilling and dangerous missions: The Harpies, River of Death, The Golden Ghost, Fear Face, Double Jeopardy, Starfire, and Kingley Amis' controversial post-Fleming story, Colonel Sun.

Softcover, 7.5x9, 272 pages, B&W, $19.95




JOHN CARTER - Coming to theaters March 9!

Extended PREVIEW now available on YouTube.
Check it out!


JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #3 (OF 5) - Coming in May!
Sam Humphries (Writer) • Ramón Pérez (Artist)
Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco

The epic Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation continues!
• John Carter and friends have escaped countless deaths, but are they running out of lives!
• Will Carter get to his long lost love before Dejah Thoris is sacrificed?
• Join rising sensations Sam Humphries and Ramon Perez on an incredible journey though the unforgettable worlds of Mars!



Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #3 is solicited in the
March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120578. 



KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #2 (of 4)
Arriving in comic shops February 29!
Tim Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Artist), José Villarrubia (Color), and Andrew Robinson (Cover)

Conspirators move in the shadows as King Conan's troops move to quell a Pictish uprising, leaving the newly crowned king exposed to the machinations of four influential traitors who seek to wrest the crown from Conan's lifeless brow! But something even deadlier moves silently in the night, answering the call of the ancient serpent god Set. A faithful servant of darkness, the wizard Thoth-Amon toils in Aquilonia and prays for a rebirth of power that will unleash untold evils!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




KULL VOLUME 3: THE CAT AND THE SKULL TP - Coming in July!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Art), Garry Henderson (Color), and Jo Chen (Cover)

Kull's uneasy rule is again threatened by the serpent cult determined to destroy him, as it seeks aid from his most frightening foe, the immortal Thulsa Doom!

104 pages, $15.99, in stores on July 25.


KULL VOLUME 3: THE CAT AND THE SKULL is solicited in the
March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120036. 




THE LAST PHANTOM #12 - Arriving in comic shops February 29!
Writer: Scott Beatty, Art: Eduardo Ferigato
Covers: Alex Ross (main), Stephen Sadowski (1/10), Jonathan Lau (1/15)

What is the Eden Pool? As The Phantom battles to end the war ripping Bengali asunder, Kit Walker finally learns the dark secrets behind the Walkabout Foundation's role in fomenting discord in the troubled African nation. The Ghost Who Walks began his crusade for justice in the Skull Cave. But his end might come in another subterranean grotto when he meets a woman named… Diana Palmer!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







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

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

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


THE LONE RANGER #5 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120987.   




LORD OF THE JUNGLE #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 29!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

The year is 1909. Bloodthirsty mutineers have seized the beautiful Jane Porter and her father. The cutthroats are lying low on the coast of the Belgian Congo as they squabble over a mysterious chest Jane and her father risked their lives for. Cecil Clayton, heir apparent to the title of Lord Greystoke, is with them, searching for a long-lost uncle who disappeared on the very shores he and the Porters find themselves on. Fortunately for the hostages, they've stumbled onto the hunting grounds of pulp fiction's greatest hero! Could there be a connection to their mysterious protector and Clayton's missing relative? Find out in Lord of the Jungle Issue 2: The Forest God!


LORD OF THE JUNGLE #6 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson (Artist) Roberto Castro
(Covers) Lucio Parillo (50%), Paul Renaud (50%), Francesco Francavilla (1-in-10)

Cannibalistic man-apes… pirates… gigantic crocodiles… horny gorillas… Tarzan and Jane Porter have survived a lot! But they will face their most devious adversary yet – not in the jungle, but on the mean streets of Baltimore. Jane has attracted the unwanted attention of a notorious gangster, who wants to marry her so he will appear "respectable". Normally Jane would tell him to take a hike, but her father is deeply in the gangster's debt! Tarzan travels halfway around the world to save her, but his savage instincts threaten to rip him and Jane apart forever. Don't miss Lord of the Jungle #6: The Light of Civilization, the thrilling conclusion to the lord of Greystoke's first adventure!

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #6 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120962. 


LORD OF THE JUNGLE ANNUAL #1 - Coming in May!
Written by Mark Rahner 
Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila
Cover by Lucio Parrillo

Tarzan finds himself the prey in a jungle hunt led by a blowhard Yankee mogul named Sykes. Several bodies and a series of mind games later, Sykes’ plan unfolds: bring the captive ape-man to New York City for the Match of the Century against undefeated master of the fighting arts, Starker the Suplative!


32 pages, Full Color, $4.99

LORD OF THE JUNGLE ANNUAL #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120967. 



LOVECRAFT LIBRARY, VOLUME 2:
THE CALL OF CTHULHU AND OTHER MYTHOS TALES
Coming in May!
H.P. Lovecraft (writer) • Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon (art & cover)

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die,” declared H.P.

Lovecraft describing the truth hidden beneath the surface of his most nightmarish stories. In this collection of six short stories and novellas, Lovecraft explores the boundaries of modern horror, ranging from the cosmic dread of demonic creatures from the stars in “The Call of Cthulhu,” to “The Haunter of the Dark,” and the hidden horrors lurking within “The Shunned House” and “The Diary of Alonzo Typer.” Also includes “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and “The Festival.” With color art by Sam “Mister-Sam” Shearon and a new introduction by Lovecraft scholar Robert Weinberg.

Hardcover, Full Color, 
232 pages, 6” x 9”, $16.99

LOVECRAFT LIBRARY VOLUME 2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120396. 




MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #2 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Ron Adrian (Cover) Alex Ross

As the saga of Ming continues, the would-be world conqueror moves one step closer to ruling all of Mongo. But Ming's deviously imagined schemes are complicated by a fetching beauty selected to be a ritual sacrifice to the insatiable Sharkmen! Who will prevail? Even on pitiless Mongo, Ming the Merciless knows that blood is thicker than water!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


MERCILESS: THE RISE OF MING #2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120972. 



Monte Herridge: THE SERIES CHARACTERS FROM DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY - Now online!
Monte Herridge has a new series at the Mystery*Files Blog on series characters from DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY.
#11 - Inspector Frayne
- New
#10 - Oscar Van Duyven & Pierre Lemasse
#9 - The Patent Leather Kid
#8 - Candid Jones
#7 - Tug Norton
#6 - Battle McKim
#5 - Secret Agent George Devrite
#4 - Colin Haig
#3 - Arty Beele
#2 - Happy McGonigle by Paul Allenby
#1 - Shamus Maguire by Stanley Day

Moonstone Books - Operator #5 prose anthology in the works!
Martin Powell has announced that he was approached to write a historic first-time-ever team-up prose novella of THE SPIDER with OPERATOR 5. This will be featured in Moonstone's upcoming OPERATOR 5 anthology, along with other thrill-a-second adventures from some of the finest pulp authors today. Martin is dedicating his tale to the memory of the late Howard Hopkins, a great friend and brilliant writer, who surely would have been included in this volume.



Pangaea: Eden’s Planet by Tom Johnson
Now available!


Pulp adventure returns to science fiction in “Pangaea: Eden’s Planet”.

Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!


Now available on Kindle and Smashwords, coming soon to Nook.
A great new cover by Teresa Tunaley. $2.99 eBook.



Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
The Black Dahlia by Philip Ketchum
Night Shade - The New Racket by Dashiell Hammett
Tales of Danger: Burning Stories of Crime by Jared Prophet, Alan Bennett and Jon Armstrong
The Assistant Murderer by Dashiell Hammett
Who Killed Bob Teal? (The Continental Op) by Dashiell Hammett



Pulp Ark 2012 - Lifetime Achievement Award Winner announced: Howard Hopkins!
The Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for 2012 has been selected.  Tommy Hancock, partner in Pro Se Productions, the sponsor of PULP ARK, the Official New Pulp Convention as well as the founder and organizer of Pulp Ark, reported to PULPED! host Ron Fortier that the selection process for the Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 2011, had been completed and a recipient named.

Ten people considered to be involved in the New Pulp Movement significantly at this point were invited to participate on the Lifetime Achievement Selection Committee.  Each of these Committee members were given an opportunity to nominate three people for the Award.  The top three from these nominations were then placed on a ballot and the Committee voted from that ballot.  The members of the Committee included, Hancock, Barry Reese, Derrick Ferguson, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Art Sippo, Van Plexico, Matt Moring, Michael Brown, and Joe Gentile.

To qualify for the recognition, a person must have been heavily involved in Pulp in some capacity significantly for at least ten years and had a known impact on Pulp.  According to Hancock, the recipient of this year's Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award is Howard Hopkins.

Known for his ability to work in multiple genres as well as his absolute love for all things Pulp, Howard first came to the notice of many Pulp fans as the publisher of Golden Perils, one of the first and premier Pulp fanzines.   Hopkins' publishing career involved many stories in many genres and included him working not only as a writer, but as a Pulp historian and an Editor.

This award will be given posthumously as Hopkins passed away suddenly on January 12, 2012.  "This recognition," Hancock acknowledged, "is well deserved.  Nominated last year, Howard was the fifth highest nominated in 2011 for the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.   One needs simply to look at the voluminous list of fiction as well as non fiction and editing Howard did to see that this award is the least that he is worthy of.   Many of us have learned how to better our craft because of Howard.  And we will continue to learn from him for years to come."

The award will be given to Howard's wife, Dominique, on her husband's behalf. 
The Awards Ceremony will be held during Pulp Ark 2012 on Saturday, April 21, 2012.


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 23: Pulp Ark - New!  
Ron Fortier returns tonight and is the host to usual co-host Tommy Hancock as Tommy discusses PULP ARK 2012, the Convention/Creators Conference and official New Pulp Convention in its second year!  Tommy and Ron talk about the first Pulp Ark, its place in New Pulp history and its overall importance as well as talk about the changes and guests and even some programming for the event this year to be held in Batesville, AR April 20-22!  Consider this to be part 1 of this discussion as Ron and Tommy figured out that it would take a whole other show to finish the chat about PULP ARK 2012!

Episode 22: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE!
Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2

Pulpville Press - Now available!

Amazing Stories editor Ray Palmer, under the pen name of Festus Pragnell, wrote a series of stories about Don Hargreaves' adventures on Mars. The first five stories are collected in this issue.
The remainder of the series will appear in our next issue.

CONTENTS:
GHOST OF MARS
Down into the mines they were, seeking a weird Martian ghost--and found him!
WARLORDS OF MARS
Usulor's army rolled forward like a juggernaut, then with the music of weird flutes came chaos.
KIDNAPED IN MARS
Don Hargreaves had to follow into a world a mile beneath the ocean of Mars to rescue his Princess.
OUTLAW OF MARS
Don Hargreaves lay dead in his coffin. Then, at the funeral, he leaped out to murder a princess.
DEVIL BIRDS OF DEIMOS
Don Hargreaves thought Deimos would be a fine place for a honeymoon--until evolution went mad.




NOTE: Issue #32 of Pulp Tales Presents has been delayed for a short time while we present Mars stories in honor of A PRINCESS OF MARS and the 100th anniversary of that story by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Trade paperback, 138 pages, 7 x 10 inches, $15.00

QUEEN SONJA #31 - Coming in May!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Artist: Milton Estevam
Cover:  Lucio Parrillo

Queen Sonja learns the price of breaking her vows to the Goddess, as the tournament turns to chaos and ruin.  As enemies beset her on everty side, can Queen Sonja find the assassin who threatens to plunge her realm into bloodshed?

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


QUEEN SONJA #31 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR121000.  






Radio Archives
Now available!
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #6:
Dan Fowler: SNATCH


In the flood of pulp magazines featuring the hard-hitting exploits of a single hero, only one magazine read as if its stories had been torn out of the headlines. That was G-Men, starring the closest equivalent to Eliot Ness and his Untouchables the pulps dared offer up.
 
The origins of this exemplary series are obscure. Leo Margulies, editor-in-chief of the Thrilling chain, may have been eyeing rival titles such as Secret Service Operator #5 and Secret Agent X, thinking there’s gold in fictionalizing the exploits of undercover men. Early in 1935, Margulies let it be known in the trade that he was planning to issue Secret Service Detective Stories—a bland and uninspiring title if one was ever floated.


But Secret Service Detective Stories never materialized. In April, James Cagney starred in a blockbuster film, G Men.  That July, a radio program by that same name debuted to strong ratings. It later became even more famous as Gang Busters. Pulp editors always looked to Hollywood and the headlines for inspiration. Margulies didn’t need to be hit over the head.  He scrapped the Secret Service concept and appropriated the popular title, which had been coined by gangster George “Machine Gun” Kelly when, after being surrounded by armed F.B.I. agents in 1933, threw up his hands and cried, “Don’t shoot, G-Men! Don’t shoot, G-Men!” Or so the legend goes. G-Man stood for Government Men, specifically F.B.I. agents.
 
These were the days of iron-fisted Federal Bureau of Investigation director J. Edgar Hoover battling back the gangster tide that was overrunning major cities all across America. Seeing the local law-enforcement was outnumbered and outgunned—if not compromised—by organized crime he reorganized the old Bureau of Investigation into America’s first national police force—sanctioned to cross state lines in the pursuit of justice. In the pulps, the urban menace of mobster crime had given rise to The Shadow and all the superhuman crime-fighters who followed.

 
Five years into this ever-shifting reality, Margulies and his editors must have decided the reading public was ready for a crime-crusher who didn’t wear a black cape or a weird mask, and who operated within the law. They were ready for the real deal.
 
So they created Special Agent Daniel Fowler. Young but hardened, the product of the FBI’s new scientific investigation methods, Fowler and his aides, Larry Kendal and Sally Vane, formed a special roving unit of the Bureau, willing and able to rush to any state in the Union to combat counterfeiters, extortionists and sundry foreign spies.
 
To write the exploits of such a non-nonsense hero, they understood that they needed a writer of a different cut than the boys who were grinding out The Phantom Detective every month. Maybe they tried a few of their Phantom authors and they flopped. In any case, they called in George Fielding Eliot, a former major in U. S. intelligence.
 
Titled after an underworld slang term for kidnapping, with the Lindbergh baby kidnapping fresh in the public consciousness, and inspired by the notorious Purple Gang, the premier exploit of Dan Fowler and his team was called Snatch! It was an instant success among readers who had been reading daily newspaper accounts of the F. B. I.’s successful crusade against John Dillinger and “Baby Face” Nelson, and other otherwise-unstoppable Public Enemies. Their bodies were fast piling up—filled with government lead, with no sign of The Shadow or the Spider anywhere in real life.
 
Seared by crime, trained by Hoover, and motivated by a stern sense of justice, Special Agent Fowler went on to a long and successful career spanning nearly two decades, and a single 1937 film, Federal Bullets. Only the death of the pulp magazine industry put an end to his fame.
 
In order to do justice to this riveting hero, we’ve recruited the impeccable-voiced Richard Epcar to narrate Snatch! If you like Richard's hard-hitting performance as much as we do, expect to hear a big announcement regarding Richard Epcar and Radio Archives next month. We can't wait!
 
Available for only $14.98 on Audio CDs, 5 Hours of G-Man Action from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!



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

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 

Invisible, secret, deadly, the masked empire wielded its dread power of darkness throughout the nation. Havoc and ruin followed the terror-torn thousands who fled the country to escape the Thirteenth Darkness. America, faced with certain disaster, placed her chance of survival in one man’s capable hands — and prayed that the warrior gods might smile once more upon the miracle man of her Secret Service — Jimmy Christopher!


Dan Fowler: G-Man eBook Snatch!
Into the arena of the endless war which society wages on the criminal has stepped a new and gallant warrior — Dan Fowler, special agent of the Department of Justice. Tireless, vigilant and daring, Dan faces the sinister forces of the underworld, determined to wrest the strangle-hold of crime from the throat of humanity! Armed with courage and an insuperable power of strategy and deduction, he pits all his strength and energy against the gangster and the racketeer.

Doctor Death eBook #1 12 Must Die
Who Is Doctor Death? A mad old wizard with the power to summon loathsome gray horrors from hell’s attic, decrees that the country’s 12 most famous men must die as carrion for his ghostly vultures. What is the secret of this sinister genius who has but to reach out to slay? Why has he marked these 12 to die? How gets he the power to summon ghosts legions against the living? A whole nation is panicked at the sinister super-scientist’s plan to change civilization. Only one man has a clue to the strange power of Doctor Death and that man faces torture and death to combat the master of carnage.

Stay tuned, Pulp fans, for the best in Pulp eBooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics and Radio Archives!


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

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men!
 
Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


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

Spider #3: Wings of the Black Death - December 1933
Like the consuming flames of a prairie fire the dread news spread: “The Spider has gone mad! He will massacre us all!” But Richard Wentworth, never more sane, was even then gambling life itself in one desperate effort to save the city which cursed his name — from the awful ravages of man-spread plague!

Spider #110: Zara-Master of Murder - November 1942
When night falls you’ll think of Zara. You’ll see those eyes of his glowing with the very fires of hell — and you’ll be glad that the Spider prowls the night to help mankind. For Zara rose from Underworld filth... to enslave all peoples. He forced strong men to commit suicide in remorse for murders they had never committed. He forced Nita to betray the Spider, the man she loved above all others. He made Commissioner Kirkpatrick a traitor to his oath of office, which he held higher than life itself. And his crowning glory was saved for the Spider — Master of Men — whom he swore to make an idiot, the clowning jester of Zara’s court!
 
As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

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


Special eBook Announcement! As of today, all Radio Archives eBooks are available at the Kindle Store.

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


The Return of Doc Wilde - Coming later this year!

DOC WILDE AND THE FROGS OF DOOM will be released in its new edition in June, in both ebook and paper. It will offer the author's preferred edit of the novel, along with a new short Doc Wilde adventure, and (like future books) will have a new cover and be fully illustrated by maestro Gary Chaloner.

In August or September, the long-awaited second adventure will finally appear, DOC WILDE AND THE MAD SKULL, in which the Wildes face a mind-blowing mystery and a truly bizarre villain. Book 3, to be named soon, will follow in November.

For more information visit Tim Byrd's Blog at the link below!

Art by Gary Chaloner.




ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #3 - Coming in May!
Written by David Lapham, Louise Simonson, Kyle Baker
Art by 
Chris Sprouse & Karl Story, Walter Simonson, Kyle Baker
Covers by Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens

The third issue of the critically acclaimed Rocketeer anthology presents a trio of stories by truly legendary creators. The first shows us a glimpse into what the future may hold for Cliff and Betty. The second is a thrilling adventure of the Rocketeer locked in combat with a long-range bomber intent on destruction. And last but not least, a mad-cap romp in which Betty and Butch take no gruff!

2 regular covers will be shipped in a 4-to-1 ratio (4 Darwyn Cooke, 1 Dave Stevens)


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99.


ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120373. 



Rough Edges - Now online!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Big Chief Western, October 1940  - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Speed Western, December 1946
Forgotten Books: The Murder Brain - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: 10 Story Western, November 1948
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: The Lone Ranger, May 1937
Review: Black Dog Books: Unmasked - Tom Roberts, editor
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Aces, August 1943
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1954




Coming soon!

THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS
A rough page for THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS as adapted by Mark Ellis and illustrated by Steven E. Gordon and published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Steven E. Gordon

THE MONSTER MEN
Page 1 pencils for an all-new graphic novel from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of "The Monster Men" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Written by Martin Powell and illustrated by Thomas Floyd Authorized by ERB, Inc. Artwork © Thomas Floyd.




The Shadow #2 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Garth Ennis; (Art) Aaron Campbell; (Covers) Alex Ross (25%), Jae Lee (25%), John Cassaday (25%), Howard Chaykin (20%), Ryan Sook (20%)

Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane fly west on Pan Am's fabulous China Clipper- but the golden age of air travel might just mean fiery death above the clouds for our heroes. In Shanghai, Major Tateo Kondo of Japanese military intelligence puts his own plans in motion, while his American counterparts struggle to catch up. The Shadow battles aerial assassins and worse, in part two of the six-part The Fire of Creation.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SHADOW #2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120924.  



THE SHADOW
THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE RADIO PROGRAM 1930 -1954
Now available and arriving in comic shops in May!
(Writer) Martin Grams Jr (Art) Edd Cartier (Cover) George Rozen

Before the pulp magazines, movies and comic books, The Shadow was a long-running radio program from 1930 to 1954. This 850-page book documents the history of The Shadow, the pulps, the movies, the comic books and the radio program, with never-before-seen photographs, vintage newspaper advertisements, exclusive interviews with cast and crew and a complete episode guide to all 700 plus radio broadcasts. For any fan of The Shadow, radio, movies, comics or pulps, this is the book that will answer all your questions.

Softcover, 6x9, 850 pages, B&W, $44.95


THE SHADOW: THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE RADIO PROGRAM 1930 -1954
is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR121402.  



THE SPIDER #1 - Coming in May!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by Alex Ross (right), John Cassaday (below, right), Ron Lesser (below, center), and Francesco Francavilla (below, left)

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

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


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

THE SPIDER #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120920. 










Tales of Masks & Mayhem Volume 4
Now available!


Edited by Ginger Johnson, the long awaited fourth volume in the popular pulp anthologies, Tales of Masks & Mayhem has been released.

This large volume contains "The Hooded Hunter" by Max Scarlatti, "Prophet of Peril" (a Masked Avenger story) by Lamont Wentworth, a new Crimson Mask story, "The Crimson Mask's Justice" by Frank Johnson, Doc Atlas returns in "His Master's Voice" by Michael A. Black and Ray Lovato, and Tom Johnson's Black Cat story, "Partners In Crime" rounds out the issue. With a great cover by Matt Lovato, this is a must for all pulp fans.




Tangent  - Now online!
Mars is Heaven! -- Ray Bradbury - New!
The Shadow: The Ring of Mah La Lay Lee
The Mystery of the Z-Rays -- Nick Carter, Master Detective

TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 11 - Coming in July!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Jesse Marsh (Art)

Jesse Marsh continues revolutionizing comics art, imbuing these action-packed adventures with a blend of grace and power that has rarely been matched! Whether swinging through Marsh's beautifully rendered jungle, flying through the air atop his giant eagle, or battling marauders alongside his friends from all over Africa's land of Pal-ul-don, Tarzan proves one of comics' greatest heroes. And fifty issues in, Jesse Marsh keeps getting better! Reprinting Dell's Tarzan #52 - #56 and March of Comics #125, from 1954, for the first time. Introduction by Ron Marz!

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on July 4.


TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 11 is solicited in the
March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120054. 




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.

Alston Lovejoy (1908-1956) - New!
Andrew Bensen (1902-?) - New!
Omar S. Barker (1894-1985)
June Power Reilly (1885-1973)
Harold S. De Lay (1876-1950?)
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 5
Jewell Bothwell Tull (1889-1963)
WARLORD OF MARS #20 - Coming in May!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Daniel Sampere
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

Issus is dead, but her high priest has activated a doomsday device that will destroy Mars’s fragile atmosphere. Before they can shut it down, John Carter and his son Carthoris have to figure out where it is! Helping them is Linea, a beautiful black Martian princess with a very special heritage. Linea and Carthoris start to click, and a union between the black and red races could be just what the wounded planet needs. But unknown horrors await the young lovers at the end of their quest.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #20 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120945. 


WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #15
Coming in May!
Writer: Robert Place Napton; Artist: Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

Following her possession at the hands of the Boora Witch, Dejah leaves Helium and her family and sets out on a quest of redemption.  She has faced many of Barsoom's challenges, but now she will face them as never before: ALONE.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #15 is solicited in the
March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120948. 




WARRIORS OF MARS #4
Coming in May!
Written by Robert Place Napton; Art by Jack Jadson; Cover by Joe Jusko

Before John Carter another earthman visited the Red planet: Lt. Gullivar Jones.
Now these legendary warriors are brought together for the first time!


The return of the Thither people has forced an uneasy alliance between John Carter and Gullivar Jones.  Fighting side by side, they venture into unknown regions to try to rescue Dejah Thoris and stop the Thither King from using the power of Gullivar's carpet to change the face of Barsoom.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARRIORS OF MARS #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR120955. 



ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #11 (OF 12) - Coming in May!
Writer: Matt Wagner; Artist: John K. Snyder III; Cover: Matt Wagner

We’ve reached the penultimate issue in Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner’s epic run on Zorro!  Witness the beginning of the end in issue #11 of Zorro Rides Again!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #11 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 29).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR121006. 








17 February 2012

Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson auction now open!
The Frank M. Robinson Auction is beginning. 
Twelve big auctions, starting off with AUCTION #1 closing on February 25, 2012. 
Within this first auction you have the chance to bid on complete sets of magazines. 
Imagine owning the finest set of WEIRD TALES! 
How about an incredible set of DOC SAVAGE with the average condition of VF! 
Ever wanted to complete a set of any Gernsback science fiction magazine in VF?  Well bid away. 

You must be registered to bid, so get on over to www.adventurehouse.com and click on the AUCTION LOGO.

Need to find that one author or pulp issue amongst 10,000 pieces? 
Easy, use the search function at the top of every page. 
Simply enter an author's last name, or title of a magazine into the 'Keywords:' box,
make sure the 'Search in:' is set to 'All' and click 'GO' to search. 
If you'd like to refine your search, you may also make a change to the Keyword parameter.  Give it a whirl!

Want a printed catalog, or perhaps a full color book of the auction?  They are now shipping, click: http://adventurehouse.com/contents/en-us/d337.html to  order your copies now.


Adventure House
Frank M. Robinson Collection is now available!

Over the past year, we've been hard at work in getting the Frank M. Robinson Collection ready for auction.  To kick off the celebration of this once in a lifetime collection coming to auction, we've produced a full color book featuring every book in his great collection.  Now is the time to get your copy, certain to be a mainstay in your reference library, with over 500 pages in full color.   

This reference book can be yours for only $65 plus $5 shipping. 
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size.
Add the auction catalog for only $10 more and you'll have the perfect one-two punch to get yourself ready for the auction in February 2012.

For a look at this incredible book, click on the links below to view sample pages.
The pages are displayed in Adobe Flash, so you need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
To move from page to page, move your cursor to a corner, click, and drag.




Adventure House - Now available!
Phantom Detective - August 1934, 112 pages, $14.95
"The Silent Menace" by Robert Wallace
"Crook's Bodyguard" by James W. Egan
"Cold Frame" by Ed Lybeck
"Mystery Mansion" by E. L. Nalence
"Mud Money" by C.K.M. Scanlon

Planet Stories - Summer 1941, 128 pages, $14.95
"Invaders of the Forbidden Moon" by Raymond Z. Gallun
"Sargasso of the Stars" by Frederick A. Kummer, Jr.
"Mutiny Abroad the Terra" by Ross Rocklynne
"Proktols of Neptune" by Henry Hasse
"The Ballad of Blaster Bill" by Nelson Bond
"The Dragon-Queen of Jupiter" by Leigh Brackett
"Genesis!" by R.R. Winterbotham
"World of Mockery" by Sam Moskowitz
"Space-Wolf" by Ray Cummings

Thrilling Detective - February 1933, 128 pages, $14.95
"The Mark of the Beast" by Robert Wallace
"The Banding Murder Case" by Allan K. Echols
"The Black Ram" by Perley Poore Sheehan
"The Face That Came Back" by Wayne Rogers
"The Den of Skulls" by Jack D'Arcy
"Death Talks Backs" by John H. Compton
"The Trail of the White Gardenia" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"The Coward" by Ken Rockwell
"Reflections" by John Lawrence
"The Crumpled Clue" by J.S. Endicott






Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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


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

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



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!
‎79 years ago today, DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE #1 hit newsstands across America
DOC SAVAGE Volume 59: "Pirate Isle" and "The Speaking Stone"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in interconnected pulp thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men travel to "Pirate Isle" to rescue Johnny Littlejohn from the master criminal, Lord London. Then, the action continues as Doc Savage uncovers a lost civilization as he searches for the strange secret behind "The Speaking Stone" that speaks with the missing Monk Mayfair's voice. This double-novel collector's edition features both classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-081-6 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!
THE SHADOW Volume 61: "The Triple Trail" and "Murder Genius"
The Master of Darkness battles supercrime in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Master of Darkness follows "The Triple Trail" that could lead to a million-dollar art treasure, in one of Walter Gibson's all-time greatest masterpieces of misdirection! Then, The Shadow attempts to rescue his loyal agent from the clutches of the "Murder Genius" in Theodore Tinsley's violent sequel to "The Prince of Evil." This instant collector's item showcases the original color covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen plus the classic interior illustrations by legendary illustrators Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray. BONUS: a thrilling adventure of Police Commissioner James Gordon, a.k.a. The Whisperer! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-080-9 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Beb Books - Now available!

INNOCENTS ABROAD!
A Kashmir Abduction by Leniver Carew


The somewhat self-absorbed and very wealthy Vidal family have been talked into vacationing in the Kashmir region of India, thinking that this remote, primitive land was some alternative to Palm Springs!  On the voyage there the son, twenty-something Stuart falls in love with the daughter of a missionary. When she is abducted there Stuart does something he had done before - take action! The contrast between Stuart’s efforts to be a hero and his family blissful indifference to the color and exotic land they are in makes for a pleasant and highly enjoyable romantic adventure.

Just $5 plus postage.
(Postage is $3 for the first three books then 25 cents additional for each additional book.)

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

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

Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224


Beb Books - POST-HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE!

The following books are discounted to $4.00 each plus postage. Orders over $20.00 and we’ll pay the postage!
( Postage is $3.00 for the first 3 books and 25 cents additional for each additional book over 3)
Sales runs from now to February 28th, 2012.


Secret Agent X Adventures
The Torture Trust (#1)
The Spectral Stranglers (#2)
The Death Torch Terrors (#3)
The Ambassador of Doom (#4)
City of the Living Dead, (#5)
Hand of Horror (#6)
Octopus of Crime (#7)
The Hooded Hordes (#8)
Servants of the Skull (#9)
The Murder Monster (#10)
Curse of the Waiting Death (#12)
Devils of Darkness (#13)
Talons of Terror (#14)
The Corpse Cavalcade (#15)
Legion of the Living Dead (#18)
Horde of the Damned (#19)
Ringmaster of Doom (#20)
Kingdom of Blue Corpses (#21)
Brand of the Metal Maiden (#22)
Dividends of Doom (#23)
The Fear Merchants (#24)
The Faceless Fury (#25)
Subterranean Scourge (#26)
The Doom Director (#27)
City of Madness, (#28)
Horror's Handclasp (#29)
Death's Frozen Formula (#30)
Slaves of the Scorpion (#32)

Miscellaneous titles
Fang Tung by H Bedford-Jones

Captain Trouble (complete series) by Perley Poore Sheenan

The Abyss of Wonder by Perley Poore Sheehan

The Labyrinth by Francis Stevens

The Domino Lady (complete series)

The Fatal Gift by George Allen England

The White Moll by Frank L. Packard

Wings of Danger by Arthur A. Nelson

The Runaway Skyscraper, The Mad Planet and Red Dust.
(Three SF novellas by Murray Leinster
)

Black Dog Books - Coming in May!


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

Selected and with an introduction by Doug Ellis.


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




Black Gate - Now online!
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 4: Thuvia, Maid of of Mars - New!
The Nightmare Men: “The Haunted Wanderer” (Robert E. Howard's John Kirowan)
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 3: A Princess of Mars
A Few Words on Clark Ashton Smith
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 2: A Princess of Mars
Black Gate Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Mars, Part 1: A Princess of Mars

Blogging Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Twenty-one – "Triumph in Tropica"
“Triumph in Tropica” was the twenty-first installment of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between February 13 and August 13, 1944, “Triumph in Tropica” marked the transition from Alex Raymond to Austin Briggs as artist for the strip. The storyline picks up where the preceding installment, “Battle for Tropica” left off with Flash and Dale entering the capitol with Tartara and her son, Timor. The cowardly Timor turns Flash and Dale in to the secret police. A gunfight ensues ending in Timor’s death. Flash, Dale, and Tartara manage to elude the police with the aid of Trico, the beggar who poses as a half-blind cripple.

Read the rest at the links below!
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 166: Coming Attractions - New!
Art and Ric go over the movie section in Coming Attractions.
Episode 165: Tim Storm
Episode 164: Claire Croxton
Episode 163: Tom &Ginger Johnson - The Black Bat Companion and more
Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold
Episode 161: Ian Watson

Burroughs’ Family Sues Dynamite Over Tarzan And John Carter Trademarks
The Wall Street Journal reports that  Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc, a company set up by Edgar Rice Burroughs and financially benefitting his descendants, is suing Dynamite and Dynamic Forces over their publication of Lord Of The Jungle and Warlord Of Mars comics, over trademark and copyright issues involving Tarzan and John Carter Of Mars.


THE CHRONICLES OF KULL VOLUME 5:
DEAD MEN OF THE DEEP AND OTHER STORIES TP
Arriving in comic shops February 22!
Alan Zelenetz (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Bill Sienkiewicz (Pencils), Charles Vess (Pencils), John Bolton (Pencils), John Beatty (Inks), Klaus Janson (Inks/Color), Marie Severin (Inks/Color), and others

Kull slew a bloody-handed king to free Valusia from his tyranny, but that act turned out to be the easiest of Kull’s reign. King slaying is something of a sport for the upper crust of the jealous Valusian nobility, who have designs of their own for Kull. His sovereignty is threatened from without as well; evil mages, eldritch spirits, plague, and serpent-men would see Kull to an early grave. This volume reprints Kull the Conqueror Volume 3 #3 through #10 with their original colors digitally restored!


Trade Paperback,
7" x 10", Full Color, 256 pages, $18.99, On sale March 14





DARK HORSE PRESENTS #9 - Arriving in comic shops February 22!

Paul Pope (W/A), Neal Adams (W/A), Brian Wood (W), Mike Mignola (W/Cover), M. J. Butler (W), Caitlín R. Kiernan (W), Steve Horton (W), Michael Dialynas (A), Andrew Vachss (W), Kristian Donaldson (A), Joe Querio (A), Mark Wheatley (A), Thomas Yeates (A/Variant cover), Steve Lieber (A), and Geof Darrow (A)

Al Gordon and Thomas Yeates’s centennial celebration of Tarzan begins, and much more!


Full Color, 80 pages, $7.99, On sale February 22



Del Rey Books - New ERB ebook editions!
Del Rey has release new ebook editions of Chessmen of Mars and Thuvia, Maid of Mars.



DRUMS OF FU MANCHU - Coming in March!
NOW ACCEPTING PREORDERS at $29.95!
Transferred from a film master made from the original Republic Pictures Archive print.

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

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


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


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



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

"Long Night For a Ranger" by Jackson Cole from EXCITING WESTERN, May, 1949
Featuring: Navajo Raine
Arizona Ranger Navajo Raine is on the trail of a killer.
"The Gat and the Mouse" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, May, 1949
Featuring: Willie Klump
When the Hawkeye Hawkshaw meets up with Spelvin Sump, zany inventor of "atom bullet," something's bound to explode!


Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship Convention - March 2nd & 3rd!
Celebrating the Opening of the Disney John Carter Film
Admission to just the dealers room is free.
Tickets for the event are $85

The  event takes place at:
Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills,
21850 Oxnard Street, 
Woodland Hills, California 91367  USA
Phone:  1-818-887-4800


Fading Shadows
DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64
Kindle Edition now available!

Compere had not been able to get Peggy away from the door leading to the stairwell, and he knew that danger lay in that direction. He increased his deadly fire, but had become a non-moving target himself. A bullet from one of the gangster’s guns clipped the little gas container on his belt, and suddenly two skull-faced apparitions appeared, one on each wrist of his hands. With a slight movement of his wrists, the gas-filled balloons were disconnected and flew from his outstretched arms with a loud hiss, each flying in opposite directions.

The appearance of the banshees was so sudden, gangsters turned their fire on the two escaping gas balloons, and Compere accounted for another four hoodlums as their guns had been diverted from him.

Unfortunately, his luck was running out. He heard a light sound from behind, a short sigh from Peggy, and then he felt the cold hard steel of the barrel of a revolver digging into his spine. A vicious voice grunted from behind, "Drop your cannons, friend, or this girl gets a bullet in the head!"


 Kindle Edition - $0.99


DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64 features two pulp crime mysteries by Tom Johnson in a 4 x 7 paperback:
Murder Town and The Legend.
Until these start selling, the series is being published in a limited run. $7.95, plus $2.25 postage (in the U.S.).
For this initial run, book and postage is $10.00.
Contact Fading Shadows at fadingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering information.



Fall River: THE BEASTS OF TARZAN  - Now available!!

First, in Tarzan of the Apes, the orphaned young Lord Greystoke was adopted by a great ape and taught the ways of the jungle and how to survive in the wild. In The Return of Tarzan he had to learn the equally deadly laws of “civilized” European society. Now, in this third thrilling installment in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s perennially popular series, Tarzan is exiled on a wild island filled with dangers. There, he must enlist the help of a noble panther and a tribe of apes in order to return to the mainland and rescue his wife and infant son from the clutches of his nemesis, the villainous Nikolas Rokoff.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Fall River (February 7, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1435134427
ISBN-13: 978-1435134423

$7.95




Fu-Manchu: THE MYSTERY OF DR. FU-MANCHU - Now available!
Fu Manchu - an agent for the Si-Fan league of assassins - seeks to climb the ladder of the secret society's hierarchy, then pave the way for conquest of his native land of China. He is pursued by Commissioner Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his compatriot Dr. Petrie, the narrator of the stories.

The first in Titan's brand new collection of the classic crime series! The complete adventures of the original evil genius; collected in full for the very first time!


Each book has cover art by the brilliant Ron Lesser, and a frontispiece by J.C. Coll (from the original serializations). These are the originals, warts and all, and Titan included an essay by Leslie Klinger (The Annotated Sherlock Holmes), revealing the true history of the Yellow Plague.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857686038
ISBN-13: 978-0857686039
$9.95


Fu-Manchu: THE RETURN OF DR. FU-MANCHU - Now available!
Fu Manchu is once again found in London, seeking to further his goals of subverting the British government and preparing for the rise of China as the greatest global power; all under his control. As his secrets begin to be unveiled, a trail of bodies reveals his path.

The second in Titan's brand new collection of the classic crime series! The complete adventures of the original evil genius; collected in full for the very first time!


Each book has cover art by the brilliant Ron Lesser, and a frontispiece by J.C. Coll (from the original serializations). These are the originals, warts and all, and Titan included an essay by Leslie Klinger (The Annotated Sherlock Holmes), revealing the true history of the Yellow Plague.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN-10: 0857686046
ISBN-13: 978-0857686046

$9.95

Fu-Manchu: THE HAND OF DR. FU-MANCHU - Coming in May!
Dr Fu-Manchu is back once again! His very existence seemingly proves him immune from natural laws, a deathless incarnation of evil! Brand new editions of the world-famous novels featuring one of the most iconic characters of the 20th Century, standing alongside Sherlock Holmes and James Bond.

And this time the Devil Doctor is not alone. Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his associates learn of a deadly organization that stalks the shadows. Their goal is to undermine the balance of global power, and they allow no one to stand in their way. They are the terrorist assassins known as the Si-Fan.

"The hand that held my arm was bony and clawish; I could detect the presence of incredibly long finger nails--nails long as those of some buried vampire of the black ages! Choking down a cry of horror, I opened my eyes... and looked into the face of my guide. It was Dr. Fu-Manchu!"

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Titan Books (May 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857686054
ISBN-13: 978-0857686053

$9.95


Gary Lovisi - Announcing THREE GREAT NEW BOOKS!
Sherlock Holmes: The Baron's Revenge by Gary Lovisi
In 1902 Sir James Damery enlisted the aid of Sherlock Holmes to prevent the daughter of an old friend from marrying a womanizing Austrian nobleman named Adelbert Gruner who was suspected of murdering his first wife. Dr. Watson chronicled the case as "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client." By its conclusion, Gruner was exposed to the young lady by Holmes and a former prostitute mistress took her own revenge on the man permanently disfiguring him.

Holmes believed the matter concluded. He is proven wrong when a hideous murder occurs rife with evidence indicating to him that the Baron has returned. Soon the Great Detective will learn he has been targeted for revenge in a cruel and sadistic fashion. Not only does the Baron wish his death but he is obsessed with causing Holmes emotional suffering -- nothing less than the complete and utter destruction of the Great Detective in body and soul.

Sherlock Holmes: The Baron's Revenge spins a fast paced tale of horror and intrigue that is both suspenseful and poignant, all the while remaining true to Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. It is a thrilling sequel to a classic Holmes adventure that fans will soon be applauding.

Lovisi is a Mystery Writer's of America Edgar Nominated author for the Best Short Story of the year which featured Sherlock Holmes. Now he presents his first-ever exciting Sherlock Holmes original novel containing one of the most vile and dangerous villains The Great Detective has ever faced!

Sherlock Holmes: The Baron's Revenge is out now in trade paperback from the publisher at the Airship27 Productions website, also Amazon Books, and here from Gryphon Books.

You can order the book from the Airship27 website where you will find two links. One link takes you to their PDF store where all titles are on sale for only $3 as downloads. For those interested in the hard copy trade paperback version (a lovely book) it is discounted by them to $14 + postage. You can also get a hard copy trade paperback at the link for www.IndyPlanet.com.

The book is also available now at Amazon Books.

You can also order the book in trade papeback from Gryphon Books for $15 + postage. Anyone wishing a SIGNED COPY can order from me via email at gryphonbooks@att.net. You can pay using VISA, Mastercard, or a check to our Gryphon Books address at the bottom of this email.


Also JUST OUT!
Battling Boxing Stories edited by Gary Lovisi
This new trade paperback collections 15 of the most intense and hard-hitting stories about the puglistic arts, wonderful tales written by Wayne D. Dundee, Stan Trybulski, Ron Fortier, Robert S.P. Lee, G.D. McFetridge, Arlette Lees, Terence Butler, Marc Spitzer, C.J. Henderson, Gary Lovisi, Garnett Elliott, Penelope Stanhope, Michael A. Black, Lonni Lees and William Boyle. These stories highlight all types of boxers and all aspects of the sport, from amateur bouts and illegal street fights, to heavyweight championship events. It's boxing fiction with real impact. Your ears will still be ringing with the sting of these battles long after you finish this book!

Two Times Murder by Sydney J. Bounds
A hard-boiled crime and gangster classic novel in the Raymond Chandler tradition from the 1950s, reprinted by Gryphon Books in this very special, very limited SIGNED trade paperback edition of ONLY 50 numbered copies. The book has stunning cover art by famed British artist "Peff". All copies are signed on a special bound-in page by the author, Sydney Bounds, who passed away in 2006; the cover artist, Sam "Peff" Peffer; and fan and agent Philip Harbottle, who wrote the introduction. The book is out now only from Gyphon Books, a new trade paperback, $40 + postage.

Battling Boxing Stories is out now in trade paperback from Wildside Press and Gryphon Books for $20 + postage. You can order Wildside Press books through their web site at www.wildsidebooks.com; or from me at Gryphon Books via email at gryphonbooks@att.net using VISA or Mastercard or a check sent to the Gryphon Books address below.

    Postage: for 1, 2 or all 3 books: $3 Media Mail; $6 Priority Mail. Outside USA inquire.

Gryphon Books,  PO Box 280209,  Brooklyn, New York, 11228,  U.S.A.



Hermes Press - Arriving in comic shops February 22!
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES — THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 1

Writer: Dick Wood; Writer/Artist: Jim Aparo; Artists: Don Perlin, Bill Lignante
The late 1960s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color! Volume One of The Charlton Years picks up with The Phantom #30, the first Charlton issue, and features all The Phantom stories from issues #30-#40. The Charlton comic book version of the grand-daddy of costumed heroes, the Ghost Who Walks, is available again, digitally remastered to look better than the original books. Don’t miss it!

Hardcover, 7x10, 256 pages, Full Color,SRP: $49.99




Hippocampus Press - News update!
Hippocampus Press will receive a Specialty Press Award for 2011 from the Horror Writers Association. The award will be presented during the gala Bram Stoker Awards Banquet to be held at World Horror this year in Salt Lake City on March 31. It's a great honor, and we hope to see lots of you the convention!

Look for new titles available for sale soon, including fiction from Wilum Pugmire, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Peter Cannon, Richard Gavin, John Langan, and
others... yes, lots of fiction titles in the works.

Also coming in hardcover this year, the Complete Poetry of George Sterling, and the Letters of H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.

Lovecraftian literary criticism comes in a collection of essays by Steven J. Mariconda, who is also co-editor with S. T. Joshi of a new poetry anthology,
DREAMS OF FEAR, additionally due this year. And we have a few more nonfiction surprises up our sleeve as well.


LORD OF THE JUNGLE ANNUAL #1 - Coming in May!
Written by Mark Rahner 
Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila
Cover by Lucio Parrillo

Tarzan finds himself the prey in a jungle hunt led by a blowhard Yankee mogul named Sykes. Several bodies and a series of mind games later, Sykes’ plan unfolds: bring the captive ape-man to New York City for the Match of the Century against undefeated master of the fighting arts, Starker the Suplative!


32 pages, Full Color, $4.99



MARVEL TALES Limited Edition Hardcover - Coming soon!
Lance Thingmaker, who did a limited-edition hardcover of all 18 issues of the '30s fanzine, THE FANTASY FAN, is planning a similarly hardcover, slipcased reprint of the entire run of MARVEL TALES.

MARVEL TALES was an early "semi-pro" magazine, five issues of which were edited and published by William Crawford in 1934/35. Production values were low, paper stock was cheap, and prices are high on the occasional copies of various issues that turn up on eBay and on the book search sites. 
MARVEL TALES #2 contains Robert E. Howard's "The Garden of Fear." MARVEL TALES #3 contains Robert Bloch's first published story, "Lilies."

For a complete list of each issues' contents, see http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pe.cgi?24239.

The publisher, who goes by the name of Lance Thingmaker, is offering the book at $40 postpaid.
Lance Thingmaker maintains an eBay website at the link below, although the book has not yet been posted to the site.
He accepts Paypal payments at creepycult@gmail.com, which is also the address where he can be contacted for information on other payment methods. 

I own a copy of the FANTASY FAN limited-edition hardcover and can attest to the quality of production of that volume.
Only 100 numbered copies of the slipcased edition will be done, so time is of the essence if this appeals to you.


Thanks to Robert Lichtman for the tip!

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


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

You can also visit Mike's storefront at Amazon.com.

Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
His Bother's Keeper - Curse in the Old Manner by Dashiell Hammett
They Can Only Hang You Once (Sam Spade) by Dashiell Hammett

Pro Se Presents Podcast - Now online!
Episode 2: Van Allen Plexico and HAWK! - New!  
Hard at work on multiple projects, Plexico discusses HAWK, his upcoming novel to be published by Plexico's own White Rocket Books of an intergalactic police like organization working in the remains of a galaxy shattered by war!  A special stand alone HAWK story is featured in the February and March issues of Pro Se Presents, the magazing that Puts The Monthly Back into Pulp!  Tommy and Van talk about influences, plot, characters, and things to come!  
Episode 1: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD NIGHT! - New!  

PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 22: LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE! - New!  
Riding solo one more time, Tommy Hancock proudly hosts Al Bohl, the director and producer of LORD OF THE LOUISIANA JUNGLE, a documentary about the first Tarzan movie ever made!  The legends, fact, and thoughts surrounding this truly classic rare film are fascinating and learn where you can see it, both the documentary and the restored film in the coming year!   Truly a piece of Pulp history, the film has now given birth to a documentary, a piece of academia that is in its own way an aspect of New Pulp!

Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED!
Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2
Episode 18: Bobby Nash
Episode 17: CHALLENGER STORM
Episode 16: Derrick Ferguson Part 2
Episode 15: Derrick FergusonFOUR BULLETS FOR DILLON


Pulpville Press - Now available!

PULP TALES PRESENTS #31
THE WEB OF THE GREEN SPIDER and Other Stories
by Capt. Kerry McRoberts
Enjoy adventures around the world, written by Thrilling Adventures author Capt. Kerry McRoberts, a fixture during the mid 1930's with this pulp magazine.

CONTENTS:
THE WEB OF THE GREEN SPIDER
Men face savage perils in the Sierra Tuscomnia jungles as they seek dazzling diamonds of mystery!
THE SULTAN OF HELL
Singing steel and blazing guns in a swift-moving novel of breathless combat in Kiruchu and Borneo.
THE SAVAGE HORDE
Moments packed with action in a fast-moving story of a gory raid on Tai-fei by Tibetan bandits.
A SOLDIER OF THE LEGION
Marching men beneath the blistering Sahara sun.
TRAILS OF BLOOD
A fortune in diamonds below the Orinoco--but the path that led to them was spiked with death!
JUNGLE CODE
It's a far cry from Chicago to the Zambezi, but ...
THE BLACK PEARL
Murder and theft stalk the decks of the "Banda Lu".


Trade paperback, 132 pages, 7 x 10 inches, $15.00




RED SONJA #64 - Arriving in comic shops February 22!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Penciller/Inker: Walter Geovani; Covers: Walter Geovani (50%), Wagner Reis (50%)
The She-Devil With A Sword has traveled from pastoral Shem to strife-torn Koth and now, into the dark heart of Stygia itself. Sonja's quest: a lost weapon of terrifying power, and perhaps, some measure of atonement. But the sinister schemes of the Phaorah's own witch, Azenathi, may only bring Red Sonja death.
32 pages, Full Color,  $4.99  




Rough Edges - Now online!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Speed Western, December 1946 - New!
Forgotten Books: The Murder Brain - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts)
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: 10 Story Western, November 1948
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: The Lone Ranger, May 1937
Review: Black Dog Books: Unmasked - Tom Roberts, editor
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Aces, August 1943
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1954


Saturday Matinee - Now online!

Saturday Matinee is an online celebration of the good old-fashioned trip to the local movie house to see the celluloid delights projected onto the silver screen. Every week we pick a feature, short subject, and a serial chapter and post them here on Facebook for kids of all ages to enjoy. Every week is a new feature and a new set of serial chapters, shorts and hopefully a whole lot of fun. During the week we'll share posters, lobbycards, and fun factoids about the coming week's entertainment.






Coming soon!

BLACK AMAZON OF MARS
Leigh Brackett's Eric John Stark: BLACK AMAZON OF MARS is adapted by Mark Ellis and Reno Marquis.
Artwork ©
Reno Marquis.

KING SOLOMON'S MINES
Pablo Marcos cover art for KING SOLOMON'S MINES. Scripted by Mark Ellis. Artwork © Pablo Marcos.






THE SPIDER #1 - Coming in May!
Written by David Liss, Art by Colton Worley
Covers by Alex Ross (right), John Cassaday (below, right), Ron Lesser (below, center), and Francesco Francavilla (below, left)

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

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


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99


 


THE SOUL STEALERS by Tom Johnson - Now available!

Angels have walked among mankind since the dawn of civilization. Although we may not recognize them, or even see their presence, they are always with us. Perhaps they whisper advice in our dreams, or guide our governments without their knowledge, angels are moving us towards a higher good. Some even protect us in our final day, when violent death reaches out for our very soul - these are the Soul Sealers!

Kindle Edition: $0.99




Tales of Masks & Mayhem Volume 4
Now available!


Edited by Ginger Johnson, the long awaited fourth volume in the popular pulp anthologies, Tales of Masks & Mayhem has been released.

This large volume contains "The Hooded Hunter" by Max Scarlatti, "Prophet of Peril" (a Masked Avenger story) by Lamont Wentworth, a new Crimson Mask story, "The Crimson Mask's Justice" by Frank Johnson, Doc Atlas returns in "His Master's Voice" by Michael A. Black and Ray Lovato, and Tom Johnson's Black Cat story, "Partners In Crime" rounds out the issue. With a great cover by Matt Lovato, this is a must for all pulp fans.




Tangent  - Now online!
The Shadow: The Ring of Mah La Lay Lee - New!
The Mystery of the Z-Rays -- Nick Carter, Master Detective

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.

Omar S. Barker (1894-1985) - New!
June Power Reilly (1885-1973)
Harold S. De Lay (1876-1950?)
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 5
Jewell Bothwell Tull (1889-1963)
WARLORD OF MARS #20 - Coming in May!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Daniel Sampere
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

Issus is dead, but her high priest has activated a doomsday device that will destroy Mars’s fragile atmosphere. Before they can shut it down, John Carter and his son Carthoris have to figure out where it is! Helping them is Linea, a beautiful black Martian princess with a very special heritage. Linea and Carthoris start to click, and a union between the black and red races could be just what the wounded planet needs. But unknown horrors await the young lovers at the end of their quest.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99




Zorro Reborn - Upcoming film finds a star!
After a prolonged search, 20th Century Fox is zeroing in on Mexican thespian Gael Garcia Bernal to star in "Zorro Reborn."
The film is a futuristic reboot of the Zorro mythology that will not be set in California or Mexico, despite the story's Western themes.
Garcia Bernal would play the Spanish swordsman as a masked vigilante bent on revenge.







10 February 2012

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

Being Held At:

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

For info on the con, please contact:

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson auction to begin February 25, 2012!

Coming up February 25, 2012 is the first of twelve auctions that will run through the middle of May.
Nearly 10,000 items sold over the twelve auctions including
the finest set of WEIRD TALES ever to come to auction. 
Check it out by going to the Adventure House website and click on the auction logo.

WIth nearly 10,000 items, most of them in pristine condition,
this is the largest multi-auction Adventure House has ever attempted. 

The auction book is being finalized and will be going to the printer soon.


Adventure House
Frank M. Robinson auction to begin February 2012!
The book is at the printer and will be shipping soon!
Over the past year, we've been hard at work in getting the Frank M. Robinson Collection ready for auction.  To kick off the celebration of this once in a lifetime collection coming to auction, we've produced a full color book featuring every book in his great collection.  Now is the time to get your copy, certain to be a mainstay in your reference library, with over 500 pages in full color.   

This reference book can be yours for only $65 plus $5 shipping. 
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size.
Add the auction catalog for only $10 more and you'll have the perfect one-two punch to get yourself ready for the auction in February 2012.



For a look at this incredible book, click on the links below to view sample pages.
The pages are displayed in Adobe Flash, so you need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
To move from page to page, move your cursor to a corner, click, and drag.




Airship 27 Productions - Now available!
DEATHWALKER by R. A. Jones
TOUCHED BY DEATH

Airship 27 Productions announces the release a brand new fantasy novel by noted comic book writer, R.A. Jones; “Deathwalker.”  Jones is best remembered for is early work for Malibu Comics where he created the adult action series, “Scimitar” along with artist Rob Davis.  Now he turns his imagination to a different kind of hero, this one inspired by a certain Robert E. Howard barbarian.

While on his vision quest, the young Cheyenne brave High Bird encounters the spirit of Death.  The powerful wraith recruits the boy as his new agent in the world and High Bird returns to his tribe altered forever as Deathwalker.  When the Cheyenne become the target of a vengeful Pawnee Shaman, Stands Alone, only Deathwalker can stand between this evil sorcerer and the total destruction of his people.

Writer R.A. Jones has woven a new and exciting fantasy set against the background of authentic Native American lore and culture.  He dares to imagine what this wild untamed land would have become had there been no conquests by outside civilizations beyond the great waters.  Here is an old world re-envisioned in a bold new action packed adventure worthy of pulp writers such as Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Featuring stunning cover art by Laura Givens with interior illustrations by Michael Neno.

Airship27 is proud to present R.A. Jones’ DEATHWALKER, another original and quality title in the New Pulp movement. 


Airship 27 Productions – Pulps For A New Generation!

Available at three sites on-line.
Airship 27 Hangar, Amazon.com, and coming soon to Indy Planet.


Altus Press - Now available!

The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight Volume 1
Authored by Donald E. Keyhoe with an Introduction by Will Murray


Best known for writing the adventures of Philip Strange, UFO legend Donald E. Keyhoe also wrote another long-running aerial hero for the pages of FLYING ACES: Richard Knight. These wild adventures also mix in elements of lost races, dinosaurs and more! Volume 1 collects the first six stores from 1936-37:

"Vultures of the Lost Valley"
"Hell Flies High"
"Death Flies the Equator"
"Falcons from Nowhere"
"Masks Over Madrid"
"Wings of the Emerald"

264 pages
List Price: $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
 
Altus Press

Bonus
Don't miss the NEW adventures of Richard Knight from Pulp Obscura!

          


Battling Boxing Stories: Thrilling Tales of Pugilistic Puissance - Now available!

BATTLING BOXING STORIES presents 15 of the most intense and hard-hitting stories about the puglisitic arts collected in one place and written by some of the best of today's new crop of exciting writers. The stories in this book highlight all types of boxers and all aspects of the sport, from amateur bouts and illegal street fights, to heavyweight championship events.

These are wonderful stories with unforgettable characters who are full of passion and emotion, action and rage--heartfelt tales about real people fighting for their lives, their honor, and sometimes their very souls. Each story captures that rare magic--the combination of violence and magesty that takes place in the boxing ring. Your ears will still be ringing with the sting of these battles long after you finish this book!

The authors featured include: Wayne D. Dundee, Stan Trybulski, Ron Fortier, Robert S. P. Lee, G. D. McFetridge, Arlette Lees, Terence Butler, Marc Spitzer, C. J. Henderson, Gary Lovisi, Garnett Elliott, Penelope Stanhope, Michael A. Black, Lonni Lees, and William Boyle.


Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Borgo Press
ISBN-10: 1434444260
ISBN-13: 978-1434444264
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
 

Beb Books - Now available!

INNOCENTS ABROAD!
A Kashmir Abduction by Leniver Carew


The somewhat self-absorbed and very wealthy Vidal family have been talked into vacationing in the Kashmir region of India, thinking that this remote, primitive land was some alternative to Palm Springs!  On the voyage there the son, twenty-something Stuart falls in love with the daughter of a missionary. When she is abducted there Stuart does something he had done before - take action! The contrast between Stuart’s efforts to be a hero and his family blissful indifference to the color and exotic land they are in makes for a pleasant and highly enjoyable romantic adventure.

Just $5 plus postage.
(Postage is $3 for the first three books then 25 cents additional for each additional book.)

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

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


Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224


Beb Books - POST-HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE!

The following books are discounted to $4.00 each plus postage. Orders over $20.00 and we’ll pay the postage!
( Postage is $3.00 for the first 3 books and 25 cents additional for each additional book over 3)
Sales runs from now to February 28th, 2012.


Secret Agent X Adventures
The Torture Trust (#1)
The Spectral Stranglers (#2)
The Death Torch Terrors (#3)
The Ambassador of Doom (#4)
City of the Living Dead, (#5)
Hand of Horror (#6)
Octopus of Crime (#7)
The Hooded Hordes (#8)
Servants of the Skull (#9)
The Murder Monster (#10)
Curse of the Waiting Death (#12)
Devils of Darkness (#13)
Talons of Terror (#14)
The Corpse Cavalcade (#15)
Legion of the Living Dead (#18)
Horde of the Damned (#19)
Ringmaster of Doom (#20)
Kingdom of Blue Corpses (#21)
Brand of the Metal Maiden (#22)
Dividends of Doom (#23)
The Fear Merchants (#24)
The Faceless Fury (#25)
Subterranean Scourge (#26)
The Doom Director (#27)
City of Madness, (#28)
Horror's Handclasp (#29)
Death's Frozen Formula (#30)
Slaves of the Scorpion (#32)

Miscellaneous titles
Fang Tung by H Bedford-Jones

Captain Trouble (complete series) by Perley Poore Sheenan

The Abyss of Wonder by Perley Poore Sheehan

The Labyrinth by Francis Stevens

The Domino Lady (complete series)

The Fatal Gift by George Allen England

The White Moll by Frank L. Packard

Wings of Danger by Arthur A. Nelson

The Runaway Skyscraper, The Mad Planet and Red Dust.
(Three SF novellas by Murray Leinster
)

Blogging Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Twenty – "Battle for Tropica"
“Battle for Tropica” was the twentieth installment of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between July 18, 1943 and February 6, 1944, “Battle for Tropica” marks the final installment to be completely illustrated by the character’s creator, Alex Raymond. The storyline picks up where the preceding installment, “Fiery Desert of Mongo” left off with the roguish desert chieftain Gundar pledging to aid Flash in restoring Desira to the throne of Tropica. Desira is reluctant to trust the outlaw chief, but Gundar makes it known that he has aspirations of becoming the Queen’s royal consort for his troubles. Meantime, Gundar’s discarded queen, Pequit vows to make sure that Gundar never reach the throne of Tropica.

Read the rest at the links below!
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 165: Tim Storm - New!
Tim Storm visits the Book Cave to talk about his novel, Magenta Zephyr and the Universe Bender.

Episode 164: Claire Croxton
Episode 163: Tom &Ginger Johnson - The Black Bat Companion and more
Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold
Episode 161: Ian Watson

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 22 TP- Coming in July!
Michael Fleisher (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), John Buscema (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), Val Mayerik (Pencils/Inks), Bob Camp (Inks), Armando Gil (Inks), George Roussos (Color), Christie Scheele (Color), and Steven Mellor (Color)

Legends say that even demons fear to tread the Pictish wilderness after the sun has set. But the threat of hordes of savage Picts is not enough to keep Conan the Barbarian from the lure of a king's treasure . . . and Tetra, the beautiful daughter of a Brythunian nobleman. While seemingly lost without Conan's protection, Tetra will show Pict and Cimmerian alike that she is far, far more than she seems! Collects Conan the Barbarian #168–#173 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #8 and #9.

232 pages, $18.99, in stores on July 4.





CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4 - Coming in May!
Brian Wood (Writer), James Harren (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan's adventures in Messantia ended with the Cimmerian nearly losing his head, but now that he has an entire pirate crew backing him up, returning to take a city's worth of gold is just too tempting -- and pirate queen Belit has a plan!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 16.






Donald M. Grant
THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES by Clark Ashton Smith

Coming Spring 2012!

In production with an expected release in the Spring of 2012 is THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES, edited by noted Clark Ashton Smith scholar Ronald S. Hilger with and introduction by Gahan Wilson, afterword by Donald Sidney-Fryer, and illustrated by Brazilian artist Fernando Duval (illustrator of the Grant edition of H.P. Lovecraft's AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS).

Containing the 12 short stories and 11 poems Clark Ashton Smith wrote about the imaginary French province of Averoigne, Ronald S. Hilger has researched Smith's original manuscripts to produce the most authentic version of these works yet published.

Note: Donald M. Grant books is not taking pre-orders at this time, no price has been set, and no firm release date has been set.

Donald M. Grant

Donald M. Grant: VISIONS - ROBERT McGINNIS WOMEN
Coming Spring 2012!
In production with an expected release in the Spring of 2012 is VISIONS - ROBERT MCGINNIS WOMEN, a 176-page full color art book celebrating the romantic vision of artist Robert E. McGinnis. Best known for his art on the covers of over 1200 paperbacks, ranging in subject matter from hard-boiled detective to historical romances, and iconic movie posters such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Barbarella, and numerous James Bond films, Robert E. McGinnis has had successful gallery shows of his landscapes, portraits, nudes, and western paintings.

CONTENTS
Introduction by Murray Tinkleman
Chapter 1: CAVALIER MAGAZINE
Chapter 2: Paperbacks by Art Scott
Chapter 3: Brett Halladay / Michael Shane by Art Scott
Chapter 4: Carter Brown by Art Scott
Chapter 5: Richard S. Prather / Shell Scott by Art Scott
Chapter 6: Portraits and nudes by Jim Silke


Note: Donald M. Grant books is not taking pre-orders at this time, no price has been set, and no firm release date has been set.

Donald M. Grant

E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Buried Evidence" from the September 1, 1937 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"The Mahoosalem Boys" by W. A. Curtis from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, May 15, 1920
The story of two brothers who have tails like monkeys.
"Murder For Fame" by Robert Leslie Bellem from DAN TURNER-HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, April, 1942
Featuring: Dan Turner
Her current boy-friend always bought champagne, yet it was gin that the red-haired doll spilled! Or was it water? Or vitriol? Or had she really spilled it anyway? Whatever the facts, it made copy for a movie gossip-columnist, and for Dan there were more murders to be solved.


Fading Shadows
DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64
Kindle Edition now available!

Compere had not been able to get Peggy away from the door leading to the stairwell, and he knew that danger lay in that direction. He increased his deadly fire, but had become a non-moving target himself. A bullet from one of the gangster’s guns clipped the little gas container on his belt, and suddenly two skull-faced apparitions appeared, one on each wrist of his hands. With a slight movement of his wrists, the gas-filled balloons were disconnected and flew from his outstretched arms with a loud hiss, each flying in opposite directions.

The appearance of the banshees was so sudden, gangsters turned their fire on the two escaping gas balloons, and Compere accounted for another four hoodlums as their guns had been diverted from him.

Unfortunately, his luck was running out. He heard a light sound from behind, a short sigh from Peggy, and then he felt the cold hard steel of the barrel of a revolver digging into his spine. A vicious voice grunted from behind, "Drop your cannons, friend, or this girl gets a bullet in the head!"


 Kindle Edition - $0.99



DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64 features two pulp crime mysteries by Tom Johnson in a 4 x 7 paperback:
Murder Town and The Legend.
Until these start selling, the series is being published in a limited run. $7.95, plus $2.25 postage (in the U.S.).
For this initial run, book and postage is $10.00.
Contact Fading Shadows at fadingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering information.

Tom Johnson


FLASH GORDON: ZEITGEIST #3 - Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Written by Eric Trautmann and illustrated by Daniel Lindro.
Covers: Alex Ross (75%), Paul Renaud (25%), Francesco Francavilla (1/10)
Story concepts and designs by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come, Marvels, Project: Superpowers)
.

Flash Gordon — on the run from Ming's pursuit ships — finds himself cut off and alone, facing down the deadly hazards of Mongo's untamed wilderness, and the primal rage of Prince Thun of the Lion Men. Alien threats abound, which will test Gordon's skills to their outer limits. Meanwhile, on an Earth still menaced by the threat of invasion from Mongo, three alien rebels wage a secret battle against Ming the Merciless. Their target: a shipment of powerful extraterrestrial weapons, delivered into the hands of the Third Reich!

Dynamite Entertainment's epic space opera continues in Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist's thrilling third chapter, "Monsters of Mongo."


The story is a six-issue arc featuring an adaptation of the Alex Raymond material from ’33-’34.
32 pages, Full Color, $2.99




iPulpFiction.com - Something Old and Something New!



The Old: Another first-time-on-iPulp classic pulp from the holdings of Black Mask Magazine comes to iPulpFiction.com. We are publishing 9 stories from the December 1950 issue of FIFTEEN WESTER TALES.

The New: Exciting NEW PULP from Moonstone Books! THE GREEN HORNET CHRONICLES features 18 original stories about the masked crime fighter and his valet, Kato.

KULL VOLUME 3: THE CAT AND THE SKULL TP - Coming in July!
David Lapham (Writer), Gabriel Guzman (Art), Garry Henderson (Color), and Jo Chen (Cover)

Kull's uneasy rule is again threatened by the serpent cult determined to destroy him, as it seeks aid from his most frightening foe, the immortal Thulsa Doom!

104 pages, $15.99, in stores on July 25.









Some of the guests announced to date are:
James Darren, Singer and Actor
Tall, good-looking James Darren was a student of acting coach Stella Adler and made his name in the 1950s in a series of teenage-themed films. A better actor than most of his contemporary teenage heartthrobs, which is probably why he was the only actor who appeared in all three Gidget movies, Gidget (1959), Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) and Gidget Goes to Rome (1963).  It was in 1965 that James Darren was approach to co-star in a television series, The Time Tunnel, which has since become a pop culture classic.

Robert Colbert from The Time Tunnel and Maverick
Robert Colbert became an enduring television icon when he got the starring leads on Maverick and The Time Tunnel, two classic televisions series that can still be seen in reruns today.

Ron Ely, Doc Savage and Television’s Tarzan
The 15th screen Tarzan (if you don’t count Gordon Griffith) was to have played a Tarzan impersonator in a projected Mike Henry television show, which never materialized. He had been tested 14 months earlier when Henry got the part. In 1966, Ron Ely signed to play the lead role of Tarzan (a.k.a. Lord Greystoke), in a successful television series that ran two full seasons. Already well educated and fed up with civilization, Tarzan returned to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, waged war against poachers and other bad guys. Guest stars included Julie Harris, Jock Mahoney, James Earl Jones, Ethel Merman, Simon Oakland and Diana Ross, among others. The series was so successful he even starred in two movies made from that series in 1970. Ely claims that he refused to use a stunt double in his vine-swinging or animal fights, and as a result he was often injured on the set. It has been noted by Tarzan fans that Ely’s physical appearance and dialogue were much more like those of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ character than could be said for any other Tarzan.

In 1975, Ron Ely won the sought-after role of Doc Savage for George Pal’s 1975 motion-picture of the same name. While fans of the pulp magazines don’t feel the movie lives up to the expectations of the printed page, it’s still a fun film. During the late thirties, Doc Savage and his five Amazing Adventurers are sucked into the mystery of Doc’s father disappearing in the wilds of South America. The maniacal Captain Seas tries to thwart them at every turn as they travel to the country of Hidalgo to investigate Doc’s father’s death and uncover a vast horde of Incan gold. It was reported that a sequel had been filmed in the Lake Tahoe area simultaneously with the principal photography for the first Doc Savage movie, but the sequel was never completed because of the poor box office for that first film. George Pal, famous for The Time Machine (1960) and War of the Worlds (1953), passed away shortly after this movie was released in theaters, possibly another reason why a sequel was never completed.

Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention

Moonstone Books: DOMINO LADY’S THREESOME
Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Story: Nancy Holder & Howard Hopkins
Art: Silvestre Szilagyi
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Mark Sparacio
40 pages, color, 7”x10”, $4.50
A Return of the Originals oversize Event!
Brought to you by New York Times best selling author Nancy Holder and novelist Howard Hopkins!

When young women vanish at a sleazy burlesque club, three beautiful heroines slip undercover and out of their clothes to investigate–and wind up comforting a kidnapper who just might be out of this world. Featuring the delicious Domino Lady, the first appearance of the deadly Golden Amazon in 70 years and introducing the voluptuous new pulp crime-fighter, The Veil!




Moonstone Books: PHANTOM DETECTIVE GN
Arriving in comic shops February 15!

Story: Aaron Shaps, Eric Fein
Art: Danilo Guida
Cover: Tom Grindberg

He is a ghost. No lock can delay him. No walls can repel him. Enter the shadows with the World’s Greatest Sleuth, as he takes you on a journey beyond the flickering electric glow of our world, into a universe of psychedelic noir.  The Phantom Detective is a two-fisted nocturnal avenger, a master of disguise-a man who sees his universe evolving, and is willing to do anything to live up to his pledge: to protect us from unspeakable evils that most men cannot believe truly exist.

Plus second feature: the first Moonstone appearance of The GREEN GHOST, a former OSS agent and illusionist by trade- by Eric Fein, Win Eckert, and David Niehaus!

80 pages, squarebound, b/w, $8.99



Paizo Publishing: PLANET STORIES Arriving in comic shops February 15!
The Chalice of Death

    By Robert Silverberg with a new introduction by the author!

Three complete novels of mystery in space from Grand Master Robert Silverberg explode back into print for the first time in decades in this thrilling new Planet Stories collection! These extremely scarce tales originally appeared in the legendary Ace Double novel series, and represent a future multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author bridging the explosive, action-oriented science fiction adventures of the early pulps with more introspective themes of the new wave that swept sci-fi in the 1960s.

In The Chalice of Death, a human from the far edge of space must track down the legendary planet that birthed his race tens of thousands of years ago. For the legends hold that the long-forgotten Earth holds the Chalice of Life, and the Chalice of Life holds immortality!

In Starhaven, interplanetary fugitive Johnny Mantell flees authorities to the artificial pirate world known as Starhaven, sanctuary for the criminals and misfits of space. There he finds a new home for himself—as well as questions about his past, his future, and his very identity itself!

In Shadow on the Stars, deep space colonist Baird Ewing returns to Earth for the first time in the thousand years since his ancestors first departed, seeking aid against the aliens who seek to destroy his colony. But the weapon he finds upon the ancient Earth can save only one planet, and Ewing must choose between his two home worlds.

Seldom or never reprinted since their original appearances and with a new introduction by the author, these three novels of science fiction adventure blaze back onto the scene, revealing early masterworks of one of the genre’s most gifted and celebrated storytellers!

400-page softcover trade paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-377-4

Our Price:   $15.99 


Pangaea: Eden’s Planet by Tom Johnson - Now available!

Pulp adventure returns to science fiction in “Pangaea: Eden’s Planet”.

Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!


Now available on Kindle and Smashwords, coming soon to Nook.
A great new cover by Teresa Tunaley. $2.99 eBook.

Tom Johnson


Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Death's Autograph (Dan Turner Hollywood Detective) by Robert Leslie Bellem
Knife in the Dark by Robert Leslie Bellem
The Last Laugh [Illustrated] by Damon Knight
Murder's Messenger (Dan Turner Hollywood Detective) by Robert Leslie Bellem
Careless Corpse (Dan Turner Hollywood Detective) by Robert Leslie Bellem
Odds on the 8-Ball (Dan Turner Hollywood Detective) by Robert Leslie Bellem
Slay It Isn't So! (Dan Turner Hollywood Detective) by Robert Leslie Bellem
Treachery Pulls the Trigger (Dan Turner Hollywood Detective) by Robert Leslie Bellem
Cloud Buster by David Goodis
Her Black Wings by John D MacDonald

Pro Se Presents Podcast - Now online!
Pro Se Presents-The Podcast will be a weekly program featuring the latest and greatest coming from Pro Se Productions! Check out what one of the movers and shakers in New Pulp is doing to 'Put the Monthly Back Into Pulp!' The debut episode features Four of the Six writers from THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT, the debut volume in PULP OBSCURA, the new line from Pro Se in conjunction with Altus Press! Listen to Adam L. Garcia, Barry Reese, Frank Schildiner, and Ian Watson as they talk about the character, their stories, and so much more on this inaugural episode of Pro Se Presents! Available every Thursday at http://www.prosepresents.libsyn.com/ And soon on ITunes and other Podcast spots! Look forward to Van Allen Plexico as a guest next week and meet one of three rotating co-hosts to be joining Tommy Hancock!

Pro Se Productions: PULP OBSCURA
 
Coming soon!


Ready for more PULP OBSCURA?
Then get ready for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THUNDER JIM WADE
coming out later this month!
Take a look at the awesome cover by Mike Fyles,
Pulp Obscura's official cover artist!
Adventures like you wouldn't believe!


Pro Se Productions


Pro Se Productions: PULP OBSCURA
Lester Dent's Fade Foster and and Lynn Lash to appear in new stories!

Pro Se Productions, an up and coming Publisher in the New Pulp field and known for original characters, announces today an exciting addition to its first foray into classic Pulp characters, the PULP OBSCURA line.

As previously announced, Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press, the premier producer of Pulp Reprints as well as the Publisher of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage written by Will Murray, will be producing collections of New Pulp tales based on characters that Altus is reprinting.  These characters will not necessarily be the better-known Pulp characters, but rather largely unknown and forgotten heroes and villains from Pulp’s Golden Era.  Although many of these characters, such as Richard Knight, the aviator hero featured in the first PULP OBSCURA volume from Pro Se, are currently in the Public Domain, Pro Se reveals today that not only will there be volumes of PULP OBSCURA involving characters requiring permission and licensing to use, but the two characters currently in question were created by possibly the best known and respected Classic Pulp Author ever.

“Pro Se is absolutely proud,” Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor-in-Chief of Pro Se Productions stated, “to be able to say that with the sanction of the representative of the heirs of Norma Dent, PULP OBSCURA will include collections featuring brand new tales written by modern writers of two heroes created and originally written by Lester Dent.” 


Later in 2012, Altus Press has plans to reprint the original stories written by Lester Dent of two of his characters, both falling into the ‘gadget detective’ category, a particular niche that Dent often wrote in and one that definitely carried over into his Doc Savage stories.  These two characters, Foster Fade, the Crime Spectacularist and Lynn Lash will appear in Altus reprint editions and will also appear in anthologies of New Pulp tales featuring the characters as companion volumes to the Altus reprints.

“I can’t really express,” Hancock said, “how absolutely cool it is to be able to be a part of bringing two classic Dent characters back to life in a sense.   Although some Pulp Fans, particularly Dent devotees, are aware of Fade and Lash, they are largely unknown characters to many readers today.  To be able to not only have their original adventures in print again with Altus Press, but to also be producing and creating brand new stories to continue where Mr. Dent left off and to bring awareness to not just these characters, but to the wonderful variety of characters that still live from the Pulp Age as well as the lesser known work of Dent himself, its simply astounding for me to even be associated with it.”


Although definite dates for publishing have not been established, Hancock stated that recruiting the writers for the first two anthologies, one featuring each character, would begin immediately and would follow the same standard applied to previous PULP OBSCURA titles.  Anyone interested in having the opportunity to propose a tale for either THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FOSTER FADE, THE CRIME SPECTACULARIST VOLUME ONE or THE NEW ADVENTURES OF LYNN LASH VOLUME ONE simply needs to email Hancock at proseproductions@earthlink.net.   Those interested will then, according to Hancock, be given an opportunity to make proposals in the coming days.

"Thanks,” Hancock stated, “to Matt Moring from Altus Press for coming to Pro Se and wanting to bring new life to all these classic characters that have sat dormant far too long. And much appreciation to Will Murray and the Dent heirs for allowing Pro Se and the writers we’ll gather to be a part of something the man many of us consider the best Pulp creator ever started.”




THE OFFICIAL NEW PULP CONVENTION
BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS

APRIL 20-22, 2012

PRO SE PRODUCTIONS announces today that PULP ARK 2012, The Official New Pulp Convention, will be held April 20-22, 2012.  PULP ARK will be held once again in the scenic Ozark Mountains in Batesville, Arkansas, a town with a rich history and full of life all its own that sets it apart from other small town venues.  PULP ARK 2012 will be held at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville with ample room for vendors, guests, panels, and multiple outside activities!

"This is our second year," Tommy Hancock, PULP ARK Founder and Coordinator states, "and even though our first year was in many ways indicative of the first year of anything, we actually have quite a lot to live up to. With our 30 or so guests last year, we found the perfect mix of Convention and Creators' Conference.  We found a formula that works for PULP ARK that is a little different than other conventions and conferences and we have to make sure we continue that aspect of it.  Also, though, we have to make sure PULP ARK 2012 is an event that brings in fans from all over Arkansas, nearby states, and from wherever else, fans that will interact with our guests and make it a successful weekend for all.  So, with our eye on keeping some of the closeness that developed on the conference side of PULP ARK, this is all going to be a full blown Fan's Convention experience as well.  Guaranteed."

Hancock states that announcements will be forthcoming with details regularly concerning PULP ARK 2012 and can be found at the links below.


"We have," Hancock said, "returning guests and will be revealing those in the next day or so.  We are also pleased to announce we have many new guests  attending, including writers, publishers, artists, and several cool enthusiasts and performers.  One such group is the Clockwork Mechanalists, a fantastic Steampunk group out of Memphis, Tennessee.  Steampunk is an exciting area of interest and, in my opinion, as pulp as anything can be and the Mechanilists will be at PULP ARK to entertain and educate us all!"  Hancock stated that future announcements would provide more information on the  Mechanalists, Steampunk, and even a surprise announcement related to the Mechanalists and the Convention/Conference.  Hancock also promised that other guests and performers would receive similar spotlights as given the Mechanilists here in coming announcements.

PULP ARK 2012 will also have several contests going in association with the event.  "We will once again," Hancock stated, "present the Pulp Ark Awards for excellence in Pulp Fiction in the previous year.  But there'll be other awards presented in an unique way as well.  We'll be announcing several writing and art contests within the next week and the prizes for some of them are actually exciting prospects for the winning creators."

A major selling point of PULP ARK 2012 to guests, exhibitors, vendors, and performers who may be interested in attending is that there is no charge for single table space and no membership fee for vendors, guests or performers.  "We want these people to come and entertain and meet fans.  At this point in our life as a convention/conference, it's most important to us to make sure PULP ARK has a great lineup of guests and talent."

With the promise of releases and announcements rather consistently from now until PULP ARK 2012, Pro Se Productions invites you as fans, writers, creators, performers, exhibitors and vendors to be a part of PULP ARK 2012!  Email Hancock at proseproductions@earthlink.net or call 870-834-4022 for more information and remember to check out http://www.prosepulp.com/#!pulp-ark for regular updates!

Tarzan Swings Again in Louisiana AND Into Pulp Ark 2012!

New film documents Louisiana’s first blockbuster production, 1918’s
“Tarzan of the Apes.” Documentary's Executive Producer/Director will attend
PULP ARK 2012 and show Documentary and Original Film!


PULP ARK 2012 is proud to announce that Al Bohl will be in attendance at PULP ARK 2012 and will speak on his work on the documentary, on re-editing the original film, and other information related to Tarzan and the film! Bohl will also show the original film and the documentary. Al's wife will be in attendance as well. Tentatively, DeWet Du Toit, a South African Actor on a quest to be the next Hollywood Tarzan, may attend with Bohl. Du Toit has an audition film with himself as Tarzan that, if he attends, will show at PULP ARK 2012 as well!




Each year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts and ongoing involvement of one person in the improvement, elevation, and continuance of keeping the pulps alive and well for this generation and future generations. In the past, this person, elected by his or her peers, was presented with a framed art print known as The Munsey Award (pictured at left).

As a result of the recent death of one of the organizers and stalwarts of the hobby, PulpFest has decided that henceforth the Munsey will be called The Rusty Hevelin Service Award,  or, in short, The Rusty. Hopefully, this will be accepted as a tribute to a man who was influential in making  PulpFest and its predecessors as successful as they are today.

The first annual Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be presented at PulpFest 2012. Nominations for the award are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2012 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s Rusty.

David Saunders, the son of the legendary pulp artist Norman Saunders, has created a limited-edition print to serve as The Rusty. David’s work, pictured above, is a refreshing homage to classic pulp art that honors the entire pulp community and their common love of the purple prose of the bloody pulps.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive this year’s Rusty, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey or Lamont awards, are eligible for this prestigious prize. 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 April 30, 2012. The recipient of the Rusty will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the field of pulp literature. The award will be presented on Saturday evening, August 11th during the convention’s evening programming.


PULPED! - The Official New Pulp Podcast! - New podcast now available online!
Episode 21: Ace Kilroy Gets PULPED! - New!  
Once again Tommy Hancock tackles PULPED! solo and interviews Robert J. Kelly, writer and co-creator of ACE KILROY!  Listen in as Robert discusses how this pulpy web comic came into existence, why stories like Ace's are popular, the creative process and more! 

Episode 20: Paul Bishop Gets PULPED!
Episode 19: ONE TWO PUNCH Episode 2
Episode 18: Bobby Nash
Episode 17: CHALLENGER STORM
Episode 16: Derrick Ferguson Part 2
Episode 15: Derrick FergusonFOUR BULLETS FOR DILLON


Pulpville Press - Now available!
TALES FROM THE PULPS #4

TALES FROM THE PULPS #4 has arrived with a wide variety of pulp fiction.

CONTENTS:
THE RADIO MAN RETURNS by Ralph Milne Farley
LORD OF THE SILENT DEATH by Robert Moore Williams
A PEACH OF A PAIR by Tony Fowler
SCIENCE ISLAND by Eando Binder
THE MUMMY OF RET-SEH by A. Hyatt Verrill
LUNAR PARASITES by Raymond Z. Gallun
GHOST RIDER by Reeve Walker
THE PROWLING CREATURE by Capt. Kerry McRoberts
LAW WEST OF THE PECOS by Kenneth P. Wood
MO-MOU, BE GOOD! by W. C. MacAllister

Trade paperback, 132 pages, 7 x 10 inches
$15.00




QUATERMAIN #1 - Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Writer: Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith; Art: Patricio Carbajal
Allan Quatermain, famed hunter and trader, treks across East Africa where he runs afoul of the warlord Bwana Nzige, Lord of the Locusts, who rules a vast empire built on blood and ivory. Quatermain finds himself the prey as he is hunted by Nzige's chief assassin, the fearsome sorcerer, Lokongoi.
32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





QUEEN SONJA #27 - Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Writer: Luke Lieberman; Penciller/Inker: Milton Estevam; Cover: Lucio Parrillo (50%), Igor Vitorino (50%)

When you move to strike Empress Sonja you had better not miss, because you only get one shot.  Then it is her turn.  Meanwhile Xander and Melea penetrate Koliostri's growing cult, and learn its secrets.
32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99  



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics

Now available!

Bringing the best of Classic Pulp to Fans today, Radio Archives presents Will Murray’s Pulp Classic’s line of top notch Pulp Fiction eBooks! 
 
New to Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, two new eBooks featuring the epic exploits of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men!
 
Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.


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

The Spider #27 - Emperor of the Yellow Death - January 1934
Three times that night death struck at Richard Wentworth before he learned his foeman’s name — the yellow-skinned Wang Ba! Wentworth — who, as the relentless Spider, is the scourge of the Underworld — wagers his skill and bravery against the sly treachery of the Orient, with the lives of a hundred thousand Americans depending on the evil coquetry of a dangerously beautiful woman!

The Spider #33 - Legions of Madness - April 1935
Never had Richard Wentworth — he who is the scourge of the Underworld in his guise of the Spider — faced such tremendous odds or been so alone in the strife! And the Master of Madness, chief of a powerful, fiendish syndicate, was spreading his germs of mania unchecked. Who could rescue America from screaming, murderous frenzy when the Spider, harried by Law and lawless, himself half-doubted his own skill and bravery?
 
As a special Bonus, Will Murray has written “Meet the Spider” especially for this series of eBooks.

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

Also available!
 
New Spider titles will be released every two weeks!
Operator #5 and more surprises are coming soon in ebook format!

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


Rough Edges - Now online!
Forgotten Books: The Murder Brain - Brant House (G.T. Fleming-Roberts) - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: 10 Story Western, November 1948 - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: The Lone Ranger, May 1937
Review: Black Dog Books: Unmasked - Tom Roberts, editor
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Aces, August 1943
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1954

ROY G. KRENKEL: SAVAGE WORLDS
Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Writer: Greg Theakston; Art: Roy G. Krenkel

Almost 200 illustrations from one of the top romantic-adventure artists. Everything from noodles to fully-rendered paintings are represented, including science fiction, Burroughs, fantasy, and females.
Softcover, 160 pages, B&W, $25.00








Coming soon!

AT THE EARTH'S CORE

Written by Martin Powell, illustrated by Jamie Chase, and authorized by ERB, Inc. Coming soon from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Artwork © Jamie Chase.

THE ETERNAL SAVAGE
Steven E Gordon's first inked page for THE ETERNAL SAVAGE based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ books as adapted by Martin Powell. Authorized by ERB, Inc. and published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics — with Michael R. Hudson and Martin Powell.  Artwork © Steven E Gordon.





TARZAN: THE JESSE MARSH YEARS VOLUME 11 - Coming in July!
Gaylord DuBois (Writer) and Jesse Marsh (Art)

Jesse Marsh continues revolutionizing comics art, imbuing these action-packed adventures with a blend of grace and power that has rarely been matched! Whether swinging through Marsh's beautifully rendered jungle, flying through the air atop his giant eagle, or battling marauders alongside his friends from all over Africa's land of Pal-ul-don, Tarzan proves one of comics' greatest heroes. And fifty issues in, Jesse Marsh keeps getting better! Reprinting Dell's Tarzan #52–#56 and March of Comics #125, from 1954, for the first time. Introduction by Ron Marz!

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on July 4.







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.

June Power Reilly (1885-1973) - New!
Harold S. De Lay (1876-1950?) - New!
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 5 - New!
Jewell Bothwell Tull (1889-1963)
Marion Heidt Mimms (1882-1972)
Genevieve Larsson (1886-1942)
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 4
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 3
Genevieve Larsson (?-?)


Under an Outlaw Moon - Now online!
Pulp Hero Spotlight: Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds - New!



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #10
Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers: Paul Renaud (33%), Joe Jusko (33%), Alé Garza (33%)

Xen Brega, the cannibalistic moon pirate, has seized the treasure that Dejah Thoris and her reluctant ally, Phondari, the Pirate Queen of Mars, have been after for so long. You can bet neither woman is going to let Brega get away with it – not without a fight! Brega and Phondari both laugh at the idea the treasure might be cursed, but one of them, at least, will learn a little respect by the time the dust settles. The thrilling conclusion of the Pirate Queen of Mars story arc awaits you Dejah Thoris #10: Jeddessa's Revenge!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99





WARLORD OF MARS:
DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 2: PIRATE QUEEN OF MARS TPB
Arriving in comic shops February 15!
Writer: Arvid Nelson; Artist: Carlos Rafael; Cover: Paul Renaud

Greater and Lesser Helium are united behind Dejah Thoris. But just when things seem to be getting back to normal, Helium's precious supply of water begins running dry. Dejah heads to the Antarctic ice caps to investigate, only to find herself pulled into the deadly mysteries of the forbidden south. A swashbuckling adventure of sky pirates, renegade princesses, lost treasure, and ancient curses abound in Dejah Thoris: Pirate Queen of Mars! Collecting issues #6-10 of the ongoing series, along with a complete cover gallery.

Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $17.99











03 February 2012

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


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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.




2012 Film Release Dates
February 3, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 17, 2012
CHRONICLE
STAR WARS" THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
PERFECT SENSE
GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE

March 2, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 16, 2012
March 23, 2012
March 30, 2012
April 13, 2012
April 20, 2012
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
JOHN CARTER (OF MARS)
THE RAVEN
MIRROR MIRROR
THE HUNGER GAMES
WRATH OF THE TITANS
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
LOCK-OUT

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

DREDD
LOOPER

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


Adventure House - Frank M. Robinson auction to begin February 2012!

Coming up February 25, 2012 is the first of twelve auctions that will run through the middle of May.
Nearly 10,000 items sold over the twelve auctions including
the finest set of WEIRD TALES ever to come to auction. 
Check it out by going to the Adventure House website and click on the auction logo.

WIth nearly 10,000 items, most of them in pristine condition,
this is the largest multi-auction Adventure House has ever attempted. 

The auction book is being finalized and will be going to the printer soon.

Adventure House
Frank M. Robinson auction to begin February 2012!
The book is at the printer and will be shipping soon!
Over the past year, we've been hard at work in getting the Frank M. Robinson Collection ready for auction.  To kick off the celebration of this once in a lifetime collection coming to auction, we've produced a full color book featuring every book in his great collection.  Now is the time to get your copy, certain to be a mainstay in your reference library, with over 500 pages in full color.   

This reference book can be yours for only $65 plus $5 shipping. 
The book is 8.5 by 11 in size.
Add the auction catalog for only $10 more and you'll have the perfect one-two punch to get yourself ready for the auction in February 2012.


For a look at this incredible book, click on the links below to view sample pages.
The pages are displayed in Adobe Flash, so you need to have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
To move from page to page, move your cursor to a corner, click, and drag.




Age of Aces
Now available!

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

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


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

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

Available from
AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House



Altus Press - Kindle Edition Now available!

Writings in Bronze by Will Murray

For 40 years, pulp historian Will Murray has been writing about Doc Savage and Lester Dent in the pages of many fanzines. Long out of print and very tough to find, the best of these articles have been updated and collected in this new book. Includes over 450 pages of Doc info, spread across over 50 articles.

Altus Press       Amazon.com  


Altus Press - Coming soon!

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


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

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





Altus Press - Coming soon!

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


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

422 pages | $29.95




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 56: "The Black Spot" and "The Terrible Stork"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in classic pulp thrillers by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc and Patricia Savage attempt to discover the secret behind the baffling series of "Back Spot" murders that confound the law. Then, an auction gallery bidding war leads to the abduction of Monk Mayfair. Can the Man of Bronze uncover the sinister secret of The Terrible Stork in time to save his right-hand aide? This special collectors edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations and a behind-the-scenes article by Will Murray, writer of nine Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-075-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 58: "Castle of Crime" and "Dead Man's Chest"
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The pulp era's greatest crimebuster journeys to Maine on golden quests in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow and G-man Vic Marquette hunt enemy agents sabotaging maritime shipping from a mysterious Castle of Crime. Then, a sea captain's dying words lead to serial slayings along the long-buried trail to a Dead Man's Chest and Cuban gold! This instant collector's item reprints the classic color cover paintings by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-074-8 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Beb Books - Now available!

INNOCENTS ABROAD!
A Kashmir Abduction by Leniver Carew


The somewhat self-absorbed and very wealthy Vidal family have been talked into vacationing in the Kashmir region of India, thinking that this remote, primitive land was some alternative to Palm Springs!  On the voyage there the son, twenty-something Stuart falls in love with the daughter of a missionary. When she is abducted there Stuart does something he had done before - take action! The contrast between Stuart’s efforts to be a hero and his family blissful indifference to the color and exotic land they are in makes for a pleasant and highly enjoyable romantic adventure.

Just $5 plus postage.
(Postage is $3 for the first three books then 25 cents additional for each additional book.)

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

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


Have a question? Write to me at beb01@sprynet.com.

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224


Beb Books - POST-HOLIDAY CLEARANCE SALE!

The following books are discounted to $4.00 each plus postage. Orders over $20.00 and we’ll pay the postage!
( Postage is $3.00 for the first 3 books and 25 cents additional for each additional book over 3)
Sales runs from now to February 28th, 2012.


Secret Agent X Adventures
The Torture Trust (#1)
The Spectral Stranglers (#2)
The Death Torch Terrors (#3)
The Ambassador of Doom (#4)
City of the Living Dead, (#5)
Hand of Horror (#6)
Octopus of Crime (#7)
The Hooded Hordes (#8)
Servants of the Skull (#9)
The Murder Monster (#10)
Curse of the Waiting Death (#12)
Devils of Darkness (#13)
Talons of Terror (#14)
The Corpse Cavalcade (#15)
Legion of the Living Dead (#18)
Horde of the Damned (#19)
Ringmaster of Doom (#20)
Kingdom of Blue Corpses (#21)
Brand of the Metal Maiden (#22)
Dividends of Doom (#23)
The Fear Merchants (#24)
The Faceless Fury (#25)
Subterranean Scourge (#26)
The Doom Director (#27)
City of Madness, (#28)
Horror's Handclasp (#29)
Death's Frozen Formula (#30)
Slaves of the Scorpion (#32)

Miscellaneous titles
Fang Tung by H Bedford-Jones

Captain Trouble (complete series) by Perley Poore Sheenan

The Abyss of Wonder by Perley Poore Sheehan

The Labyrinth by Francis Stevens

The Domino Lady (complete series)

The Fatal Gift by George Allen England

The White Moll by Frank L. Packard

Wings of Danger by Arthur A. Nelson

The Runaway Skyscraper, The Mad Planet and Red Dust.
(Three SF novellas by Murray Leinster
)

Black Coat Press
The February releases are now available!


ILLUSIONS OF IMMORTALITY by Edmond Haraucourt
adapted by Brian Stableford

Edmond Haraucourt (1856-1941) was amongst the pioneers of French scientific romance influenced by H. G. Wells, easily ranking alongside the better-known Maurice Renard and J.-H. Rosny Aîné.

In this collection of nine ground-breaking science fiction stories, published beween 1888 and 1919, he describes the rise of the Antichrist, the cataclysmic consequences of the discovery of an immortality serum, a journey across the ruins of Paris in the Year 6983, the fall of the Moon upon the Earth, the last of the Great Wars that ends all life on Earth, and even a fututistic "Planet of the Apes" where evolved gorillas wonder, "Are Apes descended from Humans?"


US$22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 272 pages



CITY by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier
Inspired by a novel from Joël Houssin


A sci-fi thriller based on a classic French novel, evocative of Bladerunner and Mad Max.


US$15.95 / GBP £9.99
5x8 trade paperback, 176 pages


My name is Judith Lee. I am a teacher of the deaf and dumb. I teach them by what is called the oral system-that is, the lip-reading system. I must have a special sort of knack in that direction, because I do not remember a time when, by merely watching people speaking at a distance, no matter at what distance if I could see them clearly, I did not know what they were saying. This knack of mine is almost equivalent to another sense. It has led me into the most singular situations, and it has been the cause of many really extraordinary adventures...
             
There were several notable women detectives in 19th century popular literature, such as Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly and George R. Sims' Dorcas Dene, but Richard Marsh's Judith Lee is unique and amongst the best.

Her stories are forgotten classics of mystery fiction. Like his illustrious model, Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Marsh relied on strongly-plotted yarns and a memorable hero: a lip-reading young woman with the busybody nature of a Miss Marple and the jujitsu knowledge of a Sherlock Holmes, facing a variety of dastardly devils, damsels in distress, cads and shady sportsmen.

The Judith Lee stories were published to great acclaim in The Strand Magazine starting in 1911 and were first collected in book form in 1912. Their creator, Richard Marsh (1857-1915), was a British author best remembered for his 1897 supernatural thriller The Beetle. He was still writing Judith Lee stories when he passed away, and his widow issued a final collection in 1916. This omnibus volume includes both collections, as well as a never reprinted story from 1916.


US$29.95 / GBP £19.99
6x9 trade paperback, 412 pages

Black Coat Press



 

Black Coat Press: THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard
Coming April 2nd!
Michael Knox is the brash and arrogant assistant of renowned archaeologist Dr. Spiridon Simos. A chance encounter with a beautiful Egyptian woman at Dr. Simos' wedding in Corfu leads the young man on a whirlwind journey to Cairo where he barely survives the terrifying reincarnation of the ancient Pharaoh Khunum-Khufu.

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

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

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

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


Thanks to William Patrick Maynard for the dust jacket scan!

Black Coat Press

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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




Blogging Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon, Part Nineteen – "Fiery Desert of Mongo"
“Fiery Desert of Mongo” was the nineteenth installment of Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between November 8, 1942 and July 11, 1943, “Fiery Desert of Mongo” picks up where the preceding installment, “Jungles of Mongo” left off with Prince Brazor trailing Queen Desira to the border of Tropica’s Flaming Desert.

Read the rest at the links below!

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 164: Claire Croxton - New!
A special treat this week for Book Cave listeners.
My cousin, Claire Croxton is the special guest for this week's episode. Claire and Ric talk about her novel, "Redneck Ex".


Episode 163:  Tom &Ginger Johnson - The Black Bat Companion and more
Episode 162: Will Murray's Horror in Gold
Episode 161:  Ian Watson
Episode 160:  Uvula Audio
Episode 159:  Blackthorn Thunder On Mars
Episode 158:  Joel Jenkins Gantlet Brothers
Episode 157:  Doc Atlas
Episode 156:  Book Cave's 3rd Anniversary

Centipede Press
The Complete Slayers: Fast One and the Complete Short Stories of Paul Cain
Centipede Press reports that this title should be available by month's end!

This collection features the novel FAST ONE and the complete short fiction written by Paul Cain for BLACK MASK and other pulps. This is the first time that many of them have been collected in book format. Lynn Myers and Max Alan Collins have written an outstanding introduction with new research into Cain's life.

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Centipede Press
ISBN-10: 193361899X
ISBN-13: 978-1933618999


The Los Angeled Review of Books did a great review here.



THE COLLECTED JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs - Arriving in book stores February 7!
Book One of the John Carter of Mars collections, this edition contains the original text from the first, second, and third of Edgar Rice Burrough's world-famous novels. Originally published from  1917 and 1919, A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars are science-fiction classics, and the origin of Burroughs's legendary series.
Paperback: 768 pages
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN-10: 1423154266
ISBN-13: 978-1423154266

$16.99
THE COLLECTED JOHN CARTER OF MARS Volume 2
Book Two of the John Carter Omnibus collection, this edition contains the original text from the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh of Edgar Rice Burrough's world-famous novels. Originally published between 1916 and 1930, Thuvia, Maid of Mars; The Chessmen of Mars; The Master Mind of Mars; and A Fighting Man of Mars are amazing classic adventure stories.
Paperback: 976 pages
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN-10: 1423163834
ISBN-13: 978-1423163831

$16.99

Book Three of the John Carter of Mars collections, this edition contains the original text from the eighth, ninth, tenth, and the two short stories and make up the eleventh of Edgar Rice Burrough's world-famous novels. Originally published between 1934 and 1943, Swords of Mars; Synthetic Men of Mars; Llana of Gathol; John Carter and the Giant of Mars; and Skeleton Men of Jupiter are science fiction classics!
Paperback: 912 pages
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN-10: 1423165594
ISBN-13: 978-1423165590
$16.99





Collecting Fantasy Art  by Robert Weinberg - Chapter 11 is now online!
Collecting Fantasy Art is a series of articles by Bob Weinberg who owns one of the finest collections of original science fiction and fantasy art in the world.  

Collecting Fantasy Art #11: Secrets of New Jersey -- Part 1, Two Visits
- New!
Collecting Fantasy Art #10: A Party and Some Sales
Collecting Fantasy Art #9: Darrell and Sam, Two Famous Collectors
Collecting Fantasy Art #8: Sam and the Scientologists
Collecting Fantasy Art #7: Susan and Betsy  
Collecting Fantasy Art #6: An Art Potpourri  
Collecting Fantasy Art #5: Lail, It Rhymes with Gail
Collecting Fantasy Art #4: Art Mania!  
Collecting Fantasy Art #3: Meet Marty G.
Collecting Fantasy Art #2: Aces and Earls
Collecting Fantasy Art #1: Starting at Zero
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1
Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art/Variant cover), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard's fan-favorite "Queen of the Black Coast," Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen Bêlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling. This is Conan as you've never seen him, with the combination of one of Robert E. Howard's greatest tales and the most dynamic creative team in comics!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale February 8






Davy Crockett's Almanak of Mystery, Adventure, and the Wild West - Now online!
Forgotten Novels: The Rogue by Richard Sale - New!
Forgotten Books: Bill Lennox novels by W.T. Ballard - Now FREE
Forgotten Books: STERANKO does Sword and Sorcery
Forgotten Books: The Simon Bolivar Grimes Collection by E. Hoffman Price
Forgotten Stories: "So Dark for April" a Paul Pine story by John Evans
Forgotten Books: Zorro Rides Again by Johnston McCulley


Doc Savage prints from Roger Kastel
Now available!

Signed 8 x 10 Doc Savage prints from Roger Kastel are now available online. The prints are available in 11x14 size also, but they are $10 higher in price.

Thanks to Tim Faurote for the tip!




Dossouye: The Dancers of Mulukau by Charles Saunders
Now available!

The Dancers of Mulukau make benign magic with the elegant movements of their feet. From healing to entertaining, from ending droughts to mending walls, the Dancers bring peace and harmony wherever they go. Yet a mysterious, veiled people called the Walaq consider the very existence of the Dancers to be an abomination that must be eliminated. Dossouye, having wandered far from her native kingdom of Abomey, is hired to help protect the Dancers as they engage in their vital responsibilities. Along with her formidable war-bull, Gbo, the woman-warrior battles human and demonic foes that work in league with the Walaq against the Dancers.

The Dancers of Mulukau is published by Sword & Soul Media, with cover art by Mishindo.

326 Pages
Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
Dimensions (inches) 6.0 wide × 9.0 tall

$20



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!

"Double Trouble" by Walter Walker from SECRET AGENT "X", June, 1937
Death, a G-Man and two crooks make.... "Double Trouble"
"Riddle of the Plucked Peacock" by Geoffrey North from PRIVATE DETECTIVE STORIES, October, 1944
Maitland met his client for the first time - only to find him dead! He had taken the man's money for a routine job, now, as a detective, he decided to earn his money by sweating out a case that was far from routine.


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS MARS TRILOGY
Arriving in bookstores February 7!
(Writer) Edgar Rice Burroughs (Artist) Mark Zug & Various (Cover) Mark Zug, Lizzy Bromley

Ever since A Princess of Mars was published in 1912, readers of all ages have read and loved Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series. Now, 100 years later, this brand-new bind-up contains the first three classic John Carter of Mars books: A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars. Featuring an Introduction by Bruce Coville and illustrations from three classic fantasy illustrators — Mark Zug, Scott Gustafson, and Scott Fischer — this collection is an incredible value and will be treasured by existing and new fans!

Softcover, 5.5x8, 704 pages,  $12.99




EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS
NEW ADVENTURES ON BARSOOM
Arriving in bookstores February 7!
(Art) Darren Bader & Various (Cover) Mark Zug, Lizzy Bromley

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the publication of Edgar Rice Burroughs' original Barsoom novel, A Princess of Mars, comes this anthology of original stories featuring John Carter of Mars in brand-new adventures. Collected by veteran anthology editor John Joseph Adams, this volume features stories from titans of literature such as Peter S. Beagle, Joe R. Lansdale,  and Garth Nix, and original art from Mark Zug, Michael Kaluta, Charles Vess, and many more — plus an introduction by Tamora Pierce and a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff.

Hardcover, 6x8, 368 pages, $16.99


Table of contents:
Foreword by Tamora Pierce
Introduction by John Joseph Adams
The Metal Men of Mars by Joe R. Lansdale, Illustrated by Gregory Manchess
Three Deaths by David Barr Kirtley, Illustrated by Charles Vess
The Ape-Man of Mars by Peter S. Beagle, Illustrated by Jeremy Bastian
A Tinker of Warhoon by Tobias S. Buckell, Illustrated by Chrissie Zullo
Vengeance of Mars by Robin Wasserman, Illustrated by Misako Rocks
Woola’s Song by Theodora Goss, Illlustrated by Joe Sutphin
The River Gods of Mars by Austin Grossman, Illustrated by Meinert Hansen
The Bronze Man of Mars by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Illustrated by Tom Daly
A Game of Mars by Genevieve Valentine, Illustrated by Molly Crabapple
Sidekick of Mars by Garth Nix, Illustrated by Mike Cavallaro
The Ghost of the Superstition Mountains by Chris Claremont, Illustrated by John Picacio
The Jasoom Project by S. M. Stirling, Illustrated by Jeff Carlisle
Coming of Age in Barsoom by Catherynne M. Valente, Illustrated by Michael Wm. Kaluta
The Death Song of Dwar Guntha by Jonathan Maberry, Illustrated by Daren Bader
Appendix: A Barsoomian Gazetteer, or, Who’s Who and What’s What on Mars by Richard A. Lupoff




ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #8 - Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Writer: Chris Roberson; Art: Francesco Biagini; Cover: Francesco Mattina, Matteo Scalera

The Arc-Ending Issue That Will Leave You Reeling! Elric and Hawkmoon have made their way to Tanelorn to find the seemingly unassailable city under siege. Can they beat back the forces of Chaos that have been threatening their journey all along — and as the forces of Law and Chaos converge, will they finally come face to face with Corum and Eric Beck? Legendary fantasy author Michael Moorcock and New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson bring fantasy's most beloved characters back to comics in this critically acclaimed series!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Fading Shadows
DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64
Kindle Edition now available!

Compere had not been able to get Peggy away from the door leading to the stairwell, and he knew that danger lay in that direction. He increased his deadly fire, but had become a non-moving target himself. A bullet from one of the gangster’s guns clipped the little gas container on his belt, and suddenly two skull-faced apparitions appeared, one on each wrist of his hands. With a slight movement of his wrists, the gas-filled balloons were disconnected and flew from his outstretched arms with a loud hiss, each flying in opposite directions.

The appearance of the banshees was so sudden, gangsters turned their fire on the two escaping gas balloons, and Compere accounted for another four hoodlums as their guns had been diverted from him.

Unfortunately, his luck was running out. He heard a light sound from behind, a short sigh from Peggy, and then he felt the cold hard steel of the barrel of a revolver digging into his spine. A vicious voice grunted from behind, "Drop your cannons, friend, or this girl gets a bullet in the head!"


DOUBLE DANGER TALES #64 features two pulp crime mysteries by Tom Johnson in a 4 x 7 paperback:
Murder Town and The Legend.
Until these start selling, the series is being published in a limited run. $7.95, plus $2.25 postage (in the U.S.).
For this initial run, book and postage is $10.00.
Contact Fading Shadows at fadingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering information.

Fading Shadows is planning an anniversary issue of Echoes that should be available in June.
The plan is to have 150,000 words total, plus as many cover scans as possible for the articles.
This book should come to close to 400 pages when done!
It will be something all of you will want on your book shelf.

Tom Johnson



Girasol Collectables
2012 Spider Pulp Doubles
Subscribe now for 2012!

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

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

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

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

Subscriptions are $50 including s&h within North America as usual;
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Girasol Collectables - February Pulp Replicas!
Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce three more issues in its ongoing series of Pulp Replicas.
Click here or on the images to the right for a look at larger Pulp Replica cover images.

Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)

Our first Replica this month is THE SPIDER #77 featuring "Hell's Sales Manager" from February 1940. $35

Our second Replica this month is SPICY ADVENTURES #11 from August 1935. $25

Our third Replica is WEIRD TALES #18 from March 1925. $35



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Other than Replicas, please confirm availability first before ordering items such as pulp magazines or other books.
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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.
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ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE  ($25 each postpaid)
#27 January 1935

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

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

ORIENTAL STORIES ($25 each postpaid)
#1  Oct./Nov. 1930                        
#2  Dec. 1930/Jan 1931
#3  February/March 1931
#4  Spring 1931
#5  Summer 1931

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

SPICY-DETECTIVE STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#1  May 1934
#3  July 1934
#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
#24 April 1936
#25 May 1936
#26 June 1936
#27 July 1936
#29 September 1936              
#30 October 1936
#31 November 1936
#76 August 1940
SPICY-MYSTERY STORIES  ($25 each postpaid)
#2  June 1935
#3  July 1935
#4  August 1935
#5  September 1935
#6  October 1935
#7  November 1935

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

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

#31 November/December 1937

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#31  April 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#128 August 1934
#143 November 1935
#173 June 1938

Last Months Replicas




Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - Febuary 11, 2012!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


THE GREEN HORNET: STILL AT LARGE  Coming in June/July!

From Win Scott Eckert's Blog:
The third volume of short stories from Moonstone Books about the 1960s Green Hornet and Kato continues to move forward.

I revealed the final art for the limited edition hardcover by Rubén Procopio several months ago, and now I'm pleased to also show off the trade softcover by Douglas Klauba!

The Green Hornet: Still at Large is edited by Joe Gentile, Win Scott Eckert, and Matthew Baugh, and will be available either June 30, or July 17, 2012.


Thanks to Win Scott Eckert for the tip!




Haffner Press - New Edmond Hamilton titles announced!
We've secured permission for the contents of the next volumes in
THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON and THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE series. 


The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four
The War of the Sexes, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five
The Collected Captain Future, Volume Three


Currently slated for 4th Quarter 2012, we're offering a bonus book for those who want to preorder early.
Check out the homepage of www.haffnerpress.com for the ordering option for these three titles and reserve an exclusive facsimile of TIGER GIRL, an extremely rare 1945 British pamphlet published by Utopia Publications as issue #5 of their "American Fiction" series.
TIGER GIRL collects "Apprentice Magician" by E. Hoffmann Price and "Tiger Girl" (aka "The Six Sleepers") by Edmond Hamilton.



Haffner Press - Off to the printer!

Henry Kuttner's THUNDER IN THE VOID is off to the printer!

This 648-page bug-crushed is sure to please your pallet for uncompromising vintage Space Opera. And remember that this title holds an all-new never-before-published Kuttner-tale: "The Interplanetary Limited!"    
                                                                                                        
To keep you up to date on this work, we have started a Facebook page just for THUNDER IN THE VOID. In the coming days and weeks, we will be adding artwork from the original pulp-magazine publications of the stories in THUNDER, as well as Letters of Comment from the readers of these magazines.

Haffner Press


Hard Case Crime - Coming in 2012!

February 2012
THE COMEDY IS FINISHED by Donald E. Westlake
Cover art by Gregory Manchess

The year is 1977, and America is finally getting over the nightmares of Watergate and Vietnam and the national hangover that was the 1960s. But not everyone is ready to let it go. Not aging comedian Koo Davis, friend to generals and presidents and veteran of countless USO tours to buck up American troops in the field. And not the five remaining members of the self-proclaimed People’s Revolutionary Army, who’ve decided that kidnapping Koo Davis would be the perfect way to bring their cause back to life...

April 2012
BLOOD ON THE MINK by Robert Silverberg

Cover art by Michael Koelsch

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

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

May 2012
69 BARROW STREET / STRANGE EMBRACE by Lawrence Block

Cover art by Robert McGinnis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First publication ever! 





ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #36
Now available and arriving in comic shops February 8!

John Berkey, science fiction artist extraordinaire, is the cover feature this issue. His movie posters for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Wars, King Kong (remake), Towering Inferno, Superman III and more are icons of the period. He also created countless gorgeous covers for SF paperbacks, specializing in "hard" science fiction with amazingly real-looking space stations, starships and planets. And he had a long career in advertising and commercial art, all chronicled here in a well-illustrated feature. Rose O'Neill feature here is worth the price of admission all by itself. The reproductions here, from her rare "monsters" series, from fantasy illustrations and illustrated books, not to mention some fine Kewpies pieces, are just a delight. Rose has long been button-holed as the Kewpie creator, but she offers far more in provocative and highly detailed art in both line and color. Don't miss this rare glimpse of a long under-served illustrator. Plus excellent new book reviews and exhibit news.

Magazine, 96 pages, Full Color    SRP: $15.00


 

iPulpFiction.com - Classic pulps continue!



Classic Pulps Continue on iPulpFiction.com

Our current publishing slate offers stories from two new issues of classic pulp magazines from the holdings of Black Mask Magazine.

We will be publishing eight stories from the May 1950 issue of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES and 6 stories from a magazine we haven't offered before—DARE-DEVIL ACES [January 1942] Stories range in price from 25¢ to $1.



John Carter: The Movie Novelization by Stuart Moore
Also includes: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Arriving in bookstores February 7!

This adaptation will not only give readers an amazing novelization of the upcoming John Carter film, but also the original text of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars was the first book to feature John Carter, led to an eleven-book series featuring his adventures, and was also the basis for the 2012 movie!

The movie John Carter tells the story of a war-weary former military captain during the Civil War, who is inexplicably transported to Mars. He quickly (and reluctantly) becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet. The adaptation, written by Stuart Moore, wonderfully brings the movie's otherworldly action and adventure to the page, while keeping the themes of family, planetary survival, and loyalty at heart.


Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: Disney Editions
ISBN-10: 1423165586
ISBN-13: 978-1423165583




JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS HC
Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Written by Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter B. Gillis, Bill Mantlo & Alan Weiss
Penciled by Gil Kane, Dave Cockrum, Carmine Infantino, Walter Simonson, Ross Andru, Ernie Colon, Frank Miller, Mike Vosburg, Larry Hama, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan & Alan Weiss

Covers by Alan Davis (shown) & Gil Kane

Marvel’s top talents of the 1970s take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ savage swordsman of Barsoom!
John Carter, a hunted soldier on the Western frontier, is transported to an alien world filled with six-armed aliens, sinister super-science and the love of his life, the incomparable Dejah Thoris!
A must-have science-fiction epic in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Collecting JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS #1-28 and ANNUAL #1-3.
624 pages, $99.99




KING CONAN: THE SCARLET CITADEL TP
Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tom‡s Giorello (Art), Jose Villarrubia (Colors), and Gerald Parel (Cover)

Trapped in the dungeons beneath an evil wizard's scarlet stronghold, Conan must confront a slew of new challenges and foes as he fights to free himself and reclaim the throne of Aquilonia! Featuring duplicitous betrayers, sparring sorcerers, and all of the brutal excitement you've come to expect from the rampaging Cimmerian, this trade paperback collects the four-issue King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel adaptation.

112 pages, $14.99





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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Check or Money Order to:
Off-Trail Publications
2036 Elkhorn Rd.
Castroville, CA 95012
Or:
PayPal: offtrail@redshift.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.


Peril Press - More new Kindle titles are now available!
Girl on the Lam by Matt Walker
The Cop Who Wouldn't Lie [Illustrated] by Ralph Berard
Murder By Proxy by Norman A Daniels
Saboteur's Payoff by Guy Fleming
Ladies Must Live [Illustrated] by Emile C. Tepperman


Planetary Stories - Issue #24 is now available!
Planetary Stories has developed a reputation for change, but this time it is MAJOR change - and that should be plural.

But first, this issue. Number 24 introduces some new authors and artists, all full of talent. Mark Fewell and Graham Jacobson do some great Space Opera from different slants; Michael McQuown introduces what we hope will become a new series.

We also have well-established authors like I A Watson (who gives us a look at his own version of the Robin Hood character) while Bill Craig brings us an action-packed Western and Erwin K Roberts adds another thrilling chapter to his WWII stories about Cody. Rick Brooks (who has been with us since our first issue, seven years ago) brings more Space Opera of the quality we have learned to expect from him.

A new artists, Jim Gullet, is introduced and we welcome back one of our popular artists, Jim Garrison. We also have art from Jose Sanchez, Kevin Duncan, Rob Davis, Pedro Cruz, and the always-reliable Mark Fults.

Changes
For one thing, you can click Planetary Stories OR Pulp Spirit individually! They are each in PDF form, so www.planetarystories.com/PlanetaryStories24.pdf will bring up PS24 alone, and www.planetarystories.com/PulpSpirit14.pdf gives access to the latest issue of Pulp Spirit. Lacking our usual pulp background color, other than in jpegs.

We've modified the overall layout so you can get the entire PDF of each issue or, to enable access to specified stories or other items, you can go to www.planetarystories.com/PS24.htm  or www.planetarystories.com/spirit14.htm to get to a clickable Table of Contents for each magazine.

We'd appreciate feedback on these changes, thanx.


Pro Se Productions: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT
Now available!
Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher in the New Pulp Movement, announces today the release of the first collection from its PULP OBSCURA line.  Pro Se, in conjunction with Altus Press, noted Publisher of Pulp reprints as well as the home of Will Murray’s new Doc Savage novels, developed the PULP OBSCURA line to spotlight characters from the classic days of Pulp Fiction that are considered unknown or rare in the modern era. 

“This concept,” stated Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se, “is really the brainchild of Altus Press’ founder and publisher, Matt Moring.  He saw the potential in many of the characters he plans to reprint the original adventures of via Altus Press to be used in new stories by modern day writers.  The characters he and I discussed are in the Public Domain and therefore free writers to tackle and publishers to print.  Out of that rose PULP OBSCURA, a name I’d come up with a year or so ago out of my own thoughts of one day focusing on rare characters that most people, even the hardcore Pulp fans, don’t know exist.”

The first PULP OBSCURA volume is THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT.   The title character originally appeared in FLYING ACES Magazine in the 1930s and was written by Donald E. Keyhoe, an author known later in his career for his writing on UFOs.   Appearing in numerous tales into the 1940s, Knight was considered a flying detective type, an agent of the government who used the cover of millionaire flyboy to investigate plots, usually those involving things such as lost valleys or other oddities, against America. 


As stated on the book itself-From the past flies new tales of one of Pulp’s forgotten heroes!  Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents the first volume in its PULP OBSCURA line!  Bringing adventures and heroes lost in yesterday blazing to life in new pulp tales today!  Six high flying, wild and weird adventures from I.A. Watson, Barry Reese, Frank Schildiner, Joshua Reynolds, Terry Alexander, and Adam Lance Garcia!
Come fly with this hero of the airways as he battles threats to America from the common to the extraordinary! The first new stories since 1942!

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT is available now from Pro Se Press as a Kick Off Special for PULP OBSCURA.  Altus Press’ volume which this New Pulp book is a companion to, THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT, VOLUME ONE, will be out within days.  In the future, Hancock explained, Altus’ reprint volume and Pro Se’s New Pulp companion volume will be released on the same day.  “We did this,” Hancock said, “as a special gift to those who have been following the development of PULP OBSCURA and readers eager to see what we’re doing.  There’s been a lot of buzz about this project, which we all greatly appreciate, and we wanted to reward that.”

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT features a spectacular cover by Mike Fyles and the cover design work of Sean Ali.  Interior Format and Design is the work of Matt Moring and the ebook design is by Russ Anderson.  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RICHARD KNIGHT is now available at Amazon and via Pro Se’s Createspace store at https://www.createspace.com/3783368, $12.00 in print.  It is also available for $2.99 for the Kindle on Amazon, the Nook on Barnes & Noble, and in various formats at www.smashwords.com.


Pro Se Productions: TALES OF THE VAGABOND BARDS by Nancy Hansen
Now available!
Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher in the New Pulp Movement, announced its latest release today!  A three story collection entitled ‘Tales of the Vagabond Bards’ written by Nancy Hansen is now available.   Hansen, a prolific author in Pulp Fantasy, follows up her first novel, “Fortune’s Pawn” with this trio of tales set in the same world as the novel, but looking at events through a different set of eyes.

According to Pro Se, “In a time of upheaval, where magick and religion often collide, those who keep the old ways are increasingly shunned and ridiculed. The Vagabond Bards, a dedicated group of musicians, singers, actors, poets, and teachers of the unwritten oral folklore of the Terran Worlds, are finding themselves coming under pressure to disband or face probable imprisonment—even death. For generations these roving men and women have spread throughout the population, dedicating their lives to educating and assisting their fellow Humans while recording and preserving their knowledge and experiences, making sure the tales of the past are kept alive throughout the mostly illiterate masses. Sworn to Understand, Love, and Keep the Truth, they now face strong opposition from the upstart religion of Helios the Sun God, whose belief is sweeping the countryside, rewriting history and changing views of the past in the most alarming manner. These are the tales of those heroic troubadours, who fight for justice not with weapons, but with words.”


This exciting collection of fantasy fiction from one of New Pulp’s brightest stars in the genre not only debuts a whole new cast of characters and tales from Hansen, but is also the first volume in Pro Se’s latest author focused imprint-Hansen’s Way!


Pro Se Productions: PRO SE PRESENTS #6
Now available!

Pro Se Presents #6 Kicks off the Year with 'The Hand of Yogul' From James Palmer and continues on with supernatural mystery from Ken Janssens, masked avenging from PJ Lozito, and the introduction of a brand new character by brand new writer Ashley Mangin!

Also, A Comic written by Don Thomas-The Origin of the Rapier! All of this and more this month in Pro Se Presents #6! Puttin' the Monthly Back into Pulp! And Coming Soon to Amazon!!!

CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/3787209


Pro Se Productions


Pulp 2.0 Press: ERB: THRILLOGY - Now available!

You get 3 classic ERB novels for only 99¢ on Kindle or Nook.
A Princess of Mars, Tarzan of the Apes, and The Mucker.
The Thrillogy features all new art by Doug Klauba!



PULP FACTORY AWARDS for 2011 - Congratulations to the nominees!
BEST PULP NOVEL of 2011
VIKTORIANA – by Wayne  Reinagel
DAMBALLA  -  by  Charles Saunders
ROBIN HOOD – ARROW OF JUSTICE – by I. A.  Watson

BEST PULP SHORT STORY of 2011
STORMS OF BLOOD AND SNOW – by Derrick Ferguson (from How The West Was Weird 2)
VENGEANCE IS MINE -  by Ron Fortier (from The Avenger – Justice Inc.)
DOCK DOYLE & THE WANDERING CITY – by Adam Garcia (from Mystery Men &Women 2)


BEST PULP COVER of 2011
CHAD HARDIN (for Mars McCoy Space Ranger)
MIKE FYLES  (for Myster Men & Women 2)
MICHAEL KALUTA (for Challenger Storm : Isle of Blood)
MIKE MANLEY (for Robin Hood : Arrow of Justice)

BEST PULP INTERIOR ART for 2011
ROB DAVIS  (for Sherlock Holmes : Consulting Detective Vol 3)
MICHAEL KALUTA (for Challenger Storm : Isle of Blood)
CHRIS KOHLER (for Blackthorn : Thunder on Mars)
GEORGE SELLAS (for The Adventures of Lazarus Gray)

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!
The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.



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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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




Rancho Diablo
Coming soon!




THE RED REEF by James Reasoner - Now available!
Several years ago James Reasoner wrote a pulp-inspired adventure story called "The Red Reef" for the final issue of Dave Zeltserman's HARDLUCK STORIES. Since that version is no longer on-line, Reasoner has published an e-book version of the story on Amazon, and for the next three days it's absolutely free. This is a 4300 word short story, not a novel, but it's pretty good stuff.

Inspired by the classic adventure stories that appeared in such pulp magazines as ARGOSY and ADVENTURE, "The Red Reef" features the colorful glamour and the gritty danger of the South Seas as a guilt-ridden ship's captain gets a last chance at redemption. Written by bestselling novelist James Reasoner (the RANCHO DIABLO and WIND RIVER series, as well as cult classic novels TEXAS WIND and DUST DEVILS), this 4300-word short story first appeared in the final issue of the legendary webzine HARDLUCK STORIES and is now available again!


RED SONJA #63Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Writer: Eric Trautmann; Penciller/Inker: Walter Geovani; Covers: Walter Geovani (50%), Wagner Reis (50%)

There are countless secrets buried in the time-lost sands of Stygia, a land of dark magic and powerful gods...and it will take all of Red Sonja's skill and daring to avoid being buried with them. The She-Devil With A Sword has faced numerous foes and bested them all, but now she faces her toughest enemy yet: the consequences of her past actions. Traveling to a hidden fortress deep in the Stygian desert, she faces a cabal of zealots and the kin of a fallen enemy. Her goal: a long-hidden weapon of terrible destructive power, which may also be the key to Red Sonja's redemption...

32 pages, Full Color,  $4.99  



Robert E. Howard: The Complete Boxing Fiction and Verse: Volume One
Chris Gruber reports that Volume One of the highly anticipated Robert E. Howard boxing stories project is in the can. Patrice Louinet, Mark Finn and I have been working diligently to bring you the complete boxing stories in one definitive, handsome, must-have set. In fact, we are already working on Volume Two and I cannot wait to see these books on my shelf.

This set will include every known scrap of boxing related fiction and poetry produced by Pulp era author, Robert E. Howard. It will be a must for Howard collectors and completists as well as scholars and critics eager to get the inside scoop on this aspect of the Texas author's ouevre.


Rough Edges - Now online!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Big-Book Western, April 1940 - New!
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: The Lone Ranger, May 1937
Review: Black Dog Books: Unmasked - Tom Roberts, editor
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Western Aces, August 1943
Saturday Morning Western Pulp: Texas Rangers, September 1954




Coming soon!

KING SOLOMON'S MINES
Another stunning Pablo Marcus page from KING SOLOMON'S MINES, coming from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse. Written by Mark Ellis. Illustrated by Pablo Marcos. Artwork © Pablo Marcos.

TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE
Here is a peek at the phenomenal first page of our graphic novel of TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE, as illustrated by artist Tim Burgard. Written by Martin Powell. Licensed and authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics. Coming later this year in celebration of the Ape-Man's 100th Anniversary. Tarzan™ ERB, Inc. Artwork © Tim Burgard.

Michael Hudson Is Pulp Fiction
Interview with Sequential Pulp Comics' Michael Hudson.



Tales of Masks & Mayhem Volume 4
Now available!


Edited by Ginger Johnson, the long awaited fourth volume in the popular pulp anthologies, Tales of Masks & Mayhem will finally be released.

This large volume contains "The Hooded Hunter" by Max Scarlatti, "Prophet of Peril" (a Masked Avenger story) by Lamont Wentworth, a new Crimson Mask story, "The Crimson Mask's Justice" by Frank Johnson, Doc Atlas returns in "His Master's Voice" by Michael A. Black and Ray Lovato, and Tom Johnson's Black Cat story, "Partners In Crime" rounds out the issue. With a great cover by Matt Lovato, this is a must for all pulp fans.




Tarzan Swings Again in Louisiana - New Documentary on first Tarzan Movie!
New film documents Louisiana’s first blockbuster production, 1918’s “Tarzan of the Apes.”

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

The character of Tarzan turns 100 years old this year.  In celebration of that milestone,  Bossier City’s Al Bohl and his daughter, filmmaker Allison Bohl now of Lafayette have teamed up to produce a feature-length documentary entitled, “Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle.”

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


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

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

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

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

The Louisiana State Museum in Patterson, LA opens a year-long exhibition entitled “Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle.” It features a wide variety of Tarzan memorabilia from the last one hundred years. 

“Tarzan continues to be famous on an international scale,” said Bohl, “I believe people will be absolutely amazed by the very large display of Tarzan books and merchandise in this exhibition.”  One item of note is an actual painting done by the chimpanzee that died recently who was believed to be the oldest living “Cheetah” from the Tarzan movies. For more information about the exhibition contact: http://www.louisianatravel.com/louisiana-state-museum-patterson.



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.

Jewell Bothwell Tull (1889-1963) - New!
Marion Heidt Mimms (1882-1972) - New!
Genevieve Larsson (1886-1942) - New!
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 4 - New!
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 3 - New!
Genevieve Larsson (?-?) - New!
Signe Toksvig (1891-1983)
Weird Tales from Austria and Bohemia
Charlton Lawrence Edholm (1879-1945)
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 2
Volney G. Mathison (1897-1965)-Part 1
Fitz-James O'Brien's Final Weird Tale
Weird Tales from Germany and Austria

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

Now available!
The Rook: A Novel, Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown and Co., $25.99, January 11, 2012
After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, January 31, 2012
The Plain Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $7.99,
January 31, 2012 

Coming soon!
World Divided: Book 2 of the Secret World Chronicle, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, February 7, 2012
Costume Not Included: To Hell and Back, Book 2,  Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, March 27, 2012

Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, Al Ewing, Abaddon Books, $9.99, April 17, 2012
Hard Magic: Grimnoir Chronicles Book I, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, 
April 24, 2012
Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wild Cards XXI: Fort Freak, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, April 24, 2012
Wayne of Gotham, Tracy Hickman, It Books, $26.99, May 8, 2012
Warbound: Grimnoir Chronicles Book III, Larry Correia, Baen, $25.00, May 12, 2012
Pax Britannia: Time’s Arrow, Jonathan Green, Abaddon Books, $9.99,  May 2012
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, June 2012
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel Press, $24.99, June 6, 2012
Changeling, Kelly Meding, Pocket Books, $7.99, June 26, 2012
Wild Cards I, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $7.99, June 26, 2012
The Coldest War, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, July 17, 2012
Seven Wonders, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $12.99, August 28, 2012
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, October 12, 2012
Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett, Tor, $24.99,
October 12, 2012
The Deadline Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, December 2012


WARLORD OF MARS #15
Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art: Edgar Salazar
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Stephen Sadowski (50%), Lucio Parrillo (1/15)

The dreaded moon pirates of Mars are whisking John Carter off to a mysterious and surely unpleasant fate. Along for the ride is Phaidor, a Thern princess whose beauty is only matched by her complete lack of humanity. As far as Phaidor is concerned, all life on Mars is beneath the Therns, but she's going to get a rude awakening about the ugly truth behind the religion she's believed so blindly for her entire existence. Warlord of Mars #15: Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal. Hell hath no fury like a thern princess scorned!

32 pages, Full Color,  $3.99




ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #8 (OF 12) - Arriving in comic shops February 8!
Writer: Matt Wagner; Artist: John K. Snyder III; Cover: Matt Wagner

The one and only Matt (MAGE, GRENDEL) Wagner is in the home-stretch of his epic story of Zorro!  As the Los Angeles soldiers try to lure-in El Zorro for a final showdown, Zorro begins to question everything he does and everything for which he stands. There're thrilling times ahead as ZORRO RIDES AGAIN with issue #8 from Dynamite Entertainment!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99








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