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2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

WINDY CITY LAUNCHES NEW PULP SUNDAY


For the first time since its inception, the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention will be devoting a five hour block to the ever popular New Pulp Movement in what they have labeled New Pulp Sunday.

"Given the number of New Pulp creators and publishers that attend our convention, we felt devoting a day of programming to the energetic world of New Pulp was natural and would be fun for attendees.  Hopefully it will introduce some folks to the wide variety of material being published today under the New Pulp banner."  Doug Ellis, co-founder and promoter of the Windy City Paper & Pulp Convention.

To that end Ellis reached to out to several of his New Pulp contacts, amongst them Ron Fortier, Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions and Tommy Hancock, Managing Editor of Pro Se Productions.  With a list of their colleagues planning on attending this year’s convention, Fortier and Hancock put together a program schedule that would include three panels and eight authors’ readings.  Joining them in these events are noted New Pulp Creators Chris Bell, Rob Davis, Joe Bonadonna, David C. Smith, Wayne Reinagel, William Patrick Maynard, David White and Terrence McCauley.

For the past four years the Windy City Convention has hosted the Pulp Factory Awards, given out by one of several New Pulp groups that celebrate the best in new pulp fiction and artwork.  “The creation of New Pulp Sunday is a logical expansion of the con’s support for all things pulp related,” said Fortier.  “We are thrilled at this recognition of New Pulp and promise all attendees a five hour block of truly wonderful readings and panels that clearly demonstrate the continued evolution of pulp fiction from the old to the new.”

Hancock added, “Everyone involved in the New Pulp Movement knows where the roots of what we do lie, exactly in the fiction that the Windy City Pulp And Paper Convention has helped preserve and promote since its inception.   It’s an honor for those of us who feel like we’re walking in the shadows of giants to be welcomed into the Convention program in such a way.  It’s also an opportunity to let fans of Pulp of all kinds know that the sort of stories they enjoy in the classic Pulps are still being written today.”

The complete, detailed New Pulp Sunday schedule will appear in the convention’s program booklet.

Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
April 12 – 14
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!




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

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

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


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



Airship 27 Productions
GHOST BOY - LOST COMIC HERO RETURNS
Now available!


Airship 27 Productions announces the release of their second title for 2013, GHOST BOY. 

The during the 1960s America was locked in a tense Cold War with the Soviet Union, Ian Fleming’s James Bond unleashed a spy craze and the Beatles swept across American shores with their version of new pop-rock and roll.  Meanwhile American comics had entered into the Silver Age with the birth of Marvel Comics.  Every week new titles seem to proliferate drug store magazine racks. 

Now Airship 27 Productions has dug deep into those long forgotten comic vaults to revive Jigsaw Comics’ odd-ball hero, GHOST BOY.  Created in 1964 by writer Art Croxton and artist Ric Sippo, the short lived series starred young Alex Conroy as the top agent of S.O.S (Science Operational Security) who is possessed with strange superhuman abilities. His best friend was an eight foot robot called P.O.P.S (Photoelectric Optimal Protection Sentry). 

Writers Terry Alexander, Micah Harris and Andrew Salmon recapture the fun and magic of this 60s forgotten character and offer up four brand new adventures. As an extra bonus, Ron Fortier and artist Gary Kato recreate the origin tale of GHOST BOY in a special 9 pg strip which kicks off this thrilling collection all gathered under a gorgeous cover by Laura Givens.

Comics fans rejoice, GHOST BOY is back! 

“Actually he never left,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor Ron Fortier with a mischievous grin in his eyes.  “That’s because there never was such a title and this particular project is in reality our homage to those wonky Silver Age comics we all grew up loving.”  Fortier goes on to explain the idea came about when the company looked into adapting an authentic 60s comic series only to discover the property was still under license.  “That’s when we collectively had this idea do make-up our own comic hero from that decade and see if could recapture the odd-ball exuberant charm those books contained.  Will let our readers judge if we’ve succeeded or not.”


Available now at Create Space.
Available now
as a PDF download from our website for only $3.
Coming within another week on Amazon proper and Kindle.
Coming within two weeks at IndyPlanet.com

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Airship 27 Productions
Jim Anthony and Dillon teamup!
Coming later this year!


Airship 27 Productions


Altus Press
Doc Savage: SKULL ISLAND
By Will Murray
Coming in March!

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





Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!
THE AVENGER #10: "Pictures of Death," "The Green Killer" and "Calling Justice Inc."
The pulps' original "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, smuggled "Pictures of Death" are only the sinister prelude to deadly sabotage and mass destruction. Then, Justice Inc. hunts for the antidote to a deadly malady that transforms men into apelike monstrosities in "The Green Killer." Will the cure bring death to The Avenger? PLUS "Calling Justice Inc.," a bonus Avenger thriller by Spider-scribe Emile Tepperman! This classic pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Lenosci and William Timmons, Paul Orban's interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-113-4  Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE AVENGER Volume 10 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131501.

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 James Bama Commemorative 5-pack Collection
In honor of Doc Savage's 80th anniversary, Sanctum Books collects its first four James Bama variant editions with a NEW expanded variant edition of DOC SAVAGE #18 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and an interview with James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. BONUS: exclusive new James Bama art prints. In ten thrill-packed pulp novels, Doc Savage avenges his father's murder in The Man of Bronze, confronts his greatest enemy in Fortress of Solitude and The Devil Genghis, and battles super-humans in The Monsters and The Whisker of Hercules and deadly dinosaurs in The Land of Terror! PLUS The Czar of Fear, Repel, Resurrection Day and World's Fair Goblin! This landmark collection showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban, forewords by Peter David, Lester Dent and Gerry Conway, and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-112-7 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10. 672 pages, B&W, $49.95

DOC SAVAGE 5-Pack is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131502.

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 72: "Intimidation, Inc." and "Wizard of Crime"
The Dark Avenger wages war on organized super-crime in two classic pulp mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a city's financial system is threatened by the murderous machinations of "Intimidation, Inc.," until The Shadow beats them at their own game! Then, the Knight of Darkness strives to unmask the "Wizard of Crime," the hidden financial genius behind Intimidation, Inc., in a rare shadowy sequel. This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-111-0 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW Volume 72 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131503.

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!
THE SPIDER Volume 1: "The Citadel of Hell" and "The Spider and the Sons of Satan"
Double Novel Sanctum Special
Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster, the Spider wages war on evildoers in his FIRST Sanctum edition, backed with the superb historical extras that are the hallmark of Sanctum Books! Hunted by police and marauding arsonists, Richard Wentworth dons his terrifying Spider guise for the first time as he battles to save New York from starvation manipulated by Red Mask and the Food Destroyers, in Norvell Page's landmark novel that revealed the origin of the Spider ring! Then, in a never-before-reprinted novel, a Prince of Evil collects tribute from the underworld for organized plundering. To end the reign of crime's new overlord, the Spider must subject himself to the Feast of the Scorpions, from which no one has ever escaped! This landmark pulp reprint features the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and new commentary by Will Murray. BONUS: Film historian Ed Hulse chronicles Columbia Pictures' 1939 chapterplay, The Spider's Web, "the serial that got it right!" (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-103-5  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
THE BLACK BAT #1 - Coming in May!
Brian Buccellato (Writer), Ronan Cliquet (Art), J. Scott Campbell,  Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan (Covers)

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


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

THE BLACK BAT #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131000 (Campbell).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131001 (Benitez).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131002 (Syaf).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131003 (Tan).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131004 (Martin - Subscription Variant).










Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu, Part Three  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from May 6 to July 8, 1933 under the variant title, Fu Manchu’s Bride. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The US edition retained the original magazine title until the 1960s when the UK book title was adopted for the paperback edition published by Pyramid Books.

Read the rest at the links below.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Coming in March!

Murania Press announces two new books that are about to go to press
and will be ready for shipping early next month.


The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

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

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

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

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

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

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

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






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

Coming Soon, Classic Pulp Reprints #5: THE ISLAND, J. Allan Dunn’s Exciting Sequel To BAREHANDED CASTAWAYS - New!
Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month!
Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL
Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday
Windy City Film Schedule: Friday
The Windy City Countdown Begins!
Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire
Subscriber Copies Shipping Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #35
There Are Only A Few Days Left In Murania’s First Year-End Sale!
75th Anniversary Edition DVD: Republic’s DICK TRACY (1937)


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 219:  Not announced as of posting time!
Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom
Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
 
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16 - Coming in May!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

After a series of trials that nearly tore them apart, Conan and Belit use a brief respite to embark on a vision quest. But with violence, pain, and death their constant companions, the vision quickly becomes a nightmare!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 15.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16 is solicited in the  March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130024.





CONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH HC - Coming in July!

Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Declan Shalvey (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan and Bélit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But while fellow seafarers know better than to challenge their reign, other threats arrive from unexpected places. Conan returns to Cimmeria to track down an impostor destroying villages in his name, only to discover a tragic connection to his own past! Collects Conan the Barbarian #7-12.

Full Color, 152 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 24.


CONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130025.






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

Forgotten Books: UNSEEN SHADOWS by Jim Steranko (1978)  - New!
SHEENA, Queen of the Jungle - and WILL EISNER, too!  - New!
Art Gallery: DIME MYSTERY Magazine (1935)  - New!
THE LONE RANGER: The Painted Covers continue! (1951)  - New!
Art Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1934)  - New!
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - The Son of Tarzan
THE LONE RANGER: The Painted Covers Begin (1951)
WEIRD TALES 13, 14 & 15
Forgotten Books: The Beasts of Tarzan
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 1, 2 & 3 (1933)
PULP FOOTBALL!
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - plus - "East of Singapore" by Frederick Nebel



DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #4   
Coming in May!

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

It doesn’t exactly count as escape from rogue Tharks who wanted to sell you for meat, if you’re lost in a system of caves and they’re chasing you. But it might count for something if a beaten and traumatized Dejah Thoris can start fighting back in the darkness and killing some of them!


32 pages, $3.99.


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #4 is solicited in the
March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131071.




Doc Savage costume/cosplay outfit for his 80th Anniversary - Now online!

Doc Savage costume that you just might see at Wonder Con in Anaheim this March and the San Diego Comic Con this July in honor of Doc's 80th Anniversary.

The costume is now complete!
Check out more images of the final costume at the link below.






E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "The Death Tower" from the January 1932 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"A Sucker for Bullets" by James A. Kirch from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1940
Cort Ramsey was just a Wall Street order clerk, but he sure knew his trigger tape. Yet when the customer's man bought himself a load of death, Cort found he'd been added to the deal - with a corpse as a dividend.
"Death Rides a Motorcycle" by Russell Branch from SHORT STORIES, December 25, 1946
Just two wheels and a motor filled with TNT.  Motorcycle racing tracks in this story.



EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS 1931-1933 HC - Coming in July!
George Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Beautifully restored and printed at giant size, this first volume in Dark Horse's comprehensive collections of Hal Foster's Tarzan Sundays reprints over one hundred strips on high-quality paper and in eye-popping color, replicating their appearance when they were brand new! Featuring historical essays on Tarzan and Foster, this astonishing volume is a must for every collector! Collecting every Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1931 through September 1933!

Hardcover, 15" x 20"
, 120 pages, $125, in stores on July 31.

TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS 1931-1933
is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130074.





  Now online!

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

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

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



GREEN HORNET #3 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Mark Waid; (Art) Daniel Indro; (Cover) Paolo Rivera

For the first time, Kato has seen the darkest side of his partner, the Green Hornet–and the fracture between them will bring pain and suffering to both men–and to the entire city of Chicago!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

GREEN HORNET #3 is solicited in March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131030.




GREEN HORNET LEGACY #37 - Coming in May!
Jai Nitz (Writer); Jethro Morales (Art)Stephen Sadowski (Cover)

The worst blizzard in fifty years has Century City snowed in. Little food, no power, and deadly weather would be bad enough for the scared citizens, but an army of undead creatures stalking the streets makes things worse. Can the emerald insect save the city when he’s a dead man himself? Can the Green Hornet rise again, or will he be dragged back into the grave? Undead action by Jai Nitz and Jethro Morales!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

GREEN HORNET LEGACY #37 is solicited in March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131034.




Haffner Press
The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four

Off to the printer!

Introduction by Mike Ashley
Cover Art by Frank R. Paul
Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey


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


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



HALF PAST DANGER #1 (of 6) - Coming in May!
Stephen Mooney (Writer/Artist)

DAMES. DINOSAURS. DANGER.
Summer, 1943, and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy ‘Irish’ Flynn never expected to encounter a real one.
But on a remote island in the South Pacific, Flynn and his squad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

HALF PAST DANGER #1 is solicited in March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130351.




Hard Case Crime
Now available and arriving in comic shops February 27!

SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT
Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Glen Orbik

COMIC BOOKS ARE CORRUPTING AMERICA’S YOUTH!

Or so the esteemed Dr. Werner Frederick would have people believe—people like the Congressmen holding hearings on banning violent crime and horror "funny books." And when the crusade provokes a most un-funny murder, Jack Starr—comics syndicate troubleshooter—has no shortage of suspects. Was it the knife-wielding juvenile delinquent or the naked seductress? Perhaps a frustrated publisher or an outraged cartoonist. Or was it a comic book reader...?

Inspired by the real-life 1950s witch-hunt against Tales From the Crypt publisher EC Comics, SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT pulls back the curtain for an insider’s view of the history of comics—and features more than a dozen brand new illustrations in the classic EC style by comic book legend Terry Beatty!

First publication ever!
In addition to his work for Hard Case Crime, Collins is famous as the long-time scripter of the Dick Tracy comic strip and comic books such as Batman and Ms. Tree



IDW Publishing: TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS - Coming in 2013!

IDW Publishing is proud to announce that the Library of American Comics will be collecting comics legend Russ Manning's classic run
with Edgar Rice Burroughs' King of the Jungle in 2013!


TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS is a four-volume series. The first three volumes will chronologically collect all of Manning's daily black & white and full-color Sunday strips from 1967 to 1974, while the fourth volume will collect the remaining Sunday strips, which Manning continued to do until 1979.
 
"The addition of Tarzan to the Library of American Comics amplifies even further that the imprint is the premier archival home for comic strip reprints and collections," says IDW's President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein. "Russ Manning's Tarzan run is one of the real highlights of the modern age of adventure strips and we are extremely excited to be the home of its long-anticipated return to print."
 
The series of hardcover volumes will commence May 29th with Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1: 1967 - 1969. Fans will be treated to the first-ever collection of a historic turning point in Tarzan history: when Russ Manning was handpicked by the Burroughs estate to return the strip to its creator's original vision. Manning put together a dream team of assistants in this historic endeavor, including future comics greats Dave Stevens, William Stout, and Mike Royer, creating one of the most loaded rosters in comics history, and a perfect opportunity for new fans to discover the adventures of Viscount Greystoke.
 
In his introduction to Volume One, William Stout writes, "Russ Manning was a natural storyteller. He may also be one of the most underrated writers in comics. His beautiful art is so captivating that it's easy to understand how it might overshadow his scripts. He was as adept with telling Tarzan tales in contemporary Africa as he was setting Ape Man stories in dinosaur-infested Pal-ul-don."
 
Reproduced from the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. file copies, fans can expect TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS to receive the same critically acclaimed, award-winning treatment that Dean Mullaney, The Library of American Comics, and IDW Publishing have become renowned for.
 
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1: 1967 - 1969
(HARDCOVER, B&W, $49.99, 288 pages.)
ISBN: 978-1-61377-694-0


TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS is solicited in March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130427.




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

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

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




Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Pulpville Press

Now available!
This is a textural reprint of the A. C. McClurg printing plates. Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones (one of the Boston Smith-Joneses)-a tall and thin youth with an ominous cough-finds himself cast ashore on a desert island in the Pacific, so primitive that it is still peopled by a race closer to the apes than to man.

Waldo has all the advan-tages of wealth, culture and social position. And yet, when rescue came, Waldo turned his back on it and sought the jungle again. Waldo had become a cave man.

Waldo's brain, clogged with useless learning, was still nimble enough to outwit brute strength. He lacked only woodcraft and pluck. These were supplied him by the slim brown Nadara, the cave girl, who called him Thandar-the Brave One.

How Waldo lifted the cave people ahead a couple of aeons in civilization, and earned the name of Thandar, makes a story rich in human interest and exciting action.


238 pages, 5 x 8 softcover, $12.95




Johnston McCulley’s birthday, writings on display at Chillicothe Public Library 

Johnstone McCulley, best known for creating the character of Zorro, would never see the full depth of his character permeating pop culture.
A display at the Chillicothe Public Library commemorates McCulley’s birthday Feb. 2, 1883, 130 years ago in Ottawa, Ill.
During the month of February, residents can check out a sneak peek of some of the items a Chillicothe Historical Society committee has collected for an upcoming exhibit on McCulley.


When his mother died in 1884, he moved to Chillicothe after his grandparents adopted him.
They ran one of the local mom and pop grocery stores in town. He attended Chillicothe schools and graduated in 1901.


A subcommittee of the Chillicothe Historical Society is planning a special exhibit on McCulley to be open to the public June 8 at the society’s Fourth Street Museum.
The exhibit will include Chillicothe history intertwined with McCulley’s local roots and his writings.
Additionally, memorabilia also will be shown, many of which is part of the Peter Poplaski collection.
The committee is looking for donations to help with the exhibit.
A fundraiser is planned for Feb. 23 with dinner and Latin dancing at Shore Acres Clubhouse. Cost is $15 per ticket.
Call Rachael Parker at 922-5916 for more information.



KING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON #1 - Coming in May!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), José Villarrubia (Color), Gerald Parel (Cover), and Sanjulian (Variant cover)

King Conan has faced many threats to his throne in Aquilonia--but none more deadly than a traitorous alliance backed by the resurrected sorcerer Xaltotun, at whose command mountains crumble!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 29.



KING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON #1 is solicited in
March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130026 (Parel).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130027 (San Julian).




THE LONE RANGER #13 - Arriving in comic shops February 27!
Written by Ande Parks; Art by Esteve Polls; Cover by Francesco Francavilla

GHOST TOWN: The first in a series of single issue stories, and a perfect jumping on point. The Lone Ranger and Tonto come across a small Western town that harbors great suffering. That suffering resonates through time, to the Ranger's own past, and to the future. Can the Lone Ranger and Tonto find a way to replace that suffering with hope?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #17 - Coming in May!
Written by Ande Parks, Art by Esteve Polls, Cover by Francesco Francavilla.

The “Back East” arc nears its conclusion as the Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves betrayed, separated and outnumbered. The West’s most iconic heroes have crossed the Mississippi looking for answers after being set up by a federal agent. They have found agent Winston Marle. They have also found a new villain who intends to see the Ranger either turn his back on all he stands for or dead and buried. Intrigue and action as the Lone Ranger and Tonto fight to survive in the “civilized” world.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE LONE RANGER #17 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131100.




LORD OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 2 TPB - Coming in May!
Arvid Nelson (Writer); Roberto Castro (Art); Lucio Parrillo (Cover)

Paris, 1909. Dark clouds are gathering over Europe, and an ancient manuscript stolen from an American university might hold the key to victory in the coming war. Now, Tarzan finds himself thrust into the deadly intrigue when he foils an attempt on a beautiful young countess’s honor while crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

If you think you know Tarzan, think again! This is the original character — savage and fearless, but also a lost soul trying to find his place in a world that does not understand him.
Lord of the Jungle Volume 2: The Return of the Lord of the Jungle. It’s two-fisted pulp fiction, with a brain as big as its heart!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

LORD OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 2 TPB is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131082.




MARS ATTACKS #10 - Coming in May!
(Writer) John Layman; (Art/Cover) John McCrea

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


MARS ATTACKS #10 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130418.




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Shadow Unmasked - New!
The Shadow: The 1934-1940 Cliffhanger Serial



MASKS #4
Arriving in comic shops February 27!

Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Jae Lee, Paul Renaud.

With the law twisted and perverted to benefit the unjust, those who serve justice have no choice but to operate outside the law. The Spider digs into the shadowy past of the new governor, but what he finds raises more questions than it answers. Back in New York City, the Shadow and Green Hornet are marshaling their forces, as vigilantes and heroes like the Green Lama, Miss Fury, and the Black Terror join their cause. Meanwhile, a blind lawyer and a fugitive artist find themselves standing alone against the might of the Black Legions.

32 pages, $3.99.







MASKS #7 - Coming in May!
Written by Chris Roberson, art by Dennis Calero, covers by Alex Ross, Ardian Syaf, Francesco Francavilla, Stephen Segovia

All hope seems lost. The Shadow, Green Hornet, and the other masked heroes are outnumbered, outgunned, and surrounded by the Black Legion forces of the Justice Party, who are bent on expanding their chokehold on the surrounding countryside. Even the arrival of the new Zorro and Black Bat is not enough to turn the tide. But what of the Spider?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

MASKS #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131049.




Mask of the Red Panda - Coming February 27!

Mask of the Red Panda is a three-part, pulse-pounding piece of pulp perfection written by Gregg Taylor, with Art by Dean Kotz and starring the Terrific Twosome of Toronto as you've never seen them before! A must for fans of the Red Panda radio shows and pulp novels, Mask of the Red Panda is also a perfect place for new fans to get on board. With each issue at a hefty 32 pages of story, it's the best .99 cents you'll spend all month!

And where can you obtain this remarkable value, dear reader?
It's a digital exclusive through the 
Comixology website and goes on sale Feb 27th, 2013!
 
"Mask of the Red Panda" #1 (of 3)
Written by Gregg Taylor
Art by Dean Kotz
Published by MonkeyBrain Comics
32 pages
black & white interior, color covers
$0.99, available exclusively through Comixology


Moonstone Books
Coming in May!

DOMINO LADY/ SHERLOCK HOLMES #2 (of 2)

Join NY TIMES best-selling author Nancy Holder in this 2-part murder mystery set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt!
Domino Lady and Sherlock Holmes team up to solve the riddle of the Sphinx?  Ok, not really, but they do solve this riddle of passion, identity, and antiquity!

Story: Nancy Holder
Art: To Be Announced
Colors: James Brown
Cover: Mark Sparacio

32 pages, color, 7 x 10, $3.99

DOMINO LADY/ SHERLOCK HOLMES #2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131225.




Moonstone Books
Coming in May!

The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE

New short stories of SEARING WHITE HOT PROSE starring pulpdom's most violent and ruthless crime fighter ever: THE SPIDER! More just than the law, more dangerous than the Underworld...hated, feared and wanted by both!
One cloaked, fanged, border-line crazy denizen of the dark force-feeding hard justice with a pair of 45's!

Guest starring: The Black Bat, The Green Ghost, and Operator 5!
James Chambers, CJ Henderson, Will Murray, Ron Fortier, Rik Hoskin, Don Roff, Matthew Baugh, Eric Fein, Gary Phillips, and more!

Authors: Will Murray, Ron Fortier, CJ Henderson
Cover: Malcolm McClinton
Softcover, 6x9, 288 pages, $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-936814-46-6

The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131228 (Softcover).



The SPIDER: EXTREME PREJUDICE Limited Edition hardcover
PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE!
Available ONLY thru your local comic shop!
ISBN: 978-1-936814-47-3
Hardcover, 6x9, 288 pages, $29.99
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131229 (Hardcover - Limited Edition).



Moonstone Books
Coming in May!

Kolchak: NECRONOMICON

The NECROMONICON trilogy is finished!
Parts 2 and 3 are long since sold out, BUT we have included a BRAND NEW prequel story!
New softcover edition replaces the sold out HC!


Carl Kolchak, whether he wants the mantle or not, is the world's premier supernatural investigator. Vampires, werewolves, witches, demons, he has seen it all. Or ... has he? Can even all the horrors he has stumbled across prepare him for the monstrous denizens of the Lovecraft Mythos, let alone its most damned volume, the Necronomicon? Told in widevsion!

Story: CJ Henderson
Art: Robert Hack
Colors: Jason Jensen
Softcover, 188 pages, Color, 7 x 10, $23.95

ISBN: 978-1-936814-52-7

Kolchak: NECRONOMICON is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131227.




Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

“There was death afoot in the darkness. It crept furtively along a steel girder."

Eighty years ago, nearly to the day, the first issue of DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE appeared on America's newsstands.
Lester Dent's words helped to coax readers to lay down their dimes on countertops across the country to thrill to the new adventures of this "Man of Bronze."
They're still doing something similar with today's readers.

Learn about the origins of the world's first superhero by visiting www.pulpfest.com.

Introduced to readers in 1886, Nick Carter would be born anew in 1933 as a hardboiled hero in his own magazine.
Appearing on America's newsstands in early February, NICK CARTER MAGAZINE was the second of the hero pulps to debut in that year, premiering two weeks before the more popular DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE.

Learn more about the fascinating history of the "Little Giant" at 
www.pulpfest.com and come to Columbus in late July to celebrate "Nick Carter and the pulp heroes of 1933."

Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”


The PulpRack - Now online!

Kim Newman's Bloody Red Baron, 1995 - New!
There's a Monk Mayfair reference!
Pulp Flakes - Now online!
A new pulp blog on pulp magazines, authors and their stories, adventure and detective pulps.

Pulp in the mainstream - two sports pulp articles - New!
Pulp in the mainstream - article on Margaret Brundage in The Atlantic magazine - New!
Johnston McCulley - special exhibit being planned at his birthplace, Chillicothe, Ohio - New!
Johnston McCulley (Creator of Zorro) article about writing - New!
H. Bedford-Jones, King of the Pulps, speaks about his typewriter's keyboard layout  
Luke Short novels as comics (FREE)
Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author


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

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

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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray


Ramble House - Now available!
THE MAN WHO WAS SECRETT and Other Stories
Weird Tales by John Brunner
With an Introduction by John Pelan
Classics of Fantasy and SF #9

John Brunner is known for his science-fiction and ecology-minded novels, but thanks to John Pelan, we have collected the stories he wrote in the 70s, 80s and 90s about the man named Secrett.
In his introduction Pelan tells more about the enigmatic writer and how this collection came to be.


The stories are:
The Man Who Could Provide Us with Elephants—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction October, 1977
The Man Who Understood Carboniferous Flora—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction April 1978,
The Man Whose Eyes Beheld the Glory—New Terrors #2 edited by Ramsey Campbell (Pan Books 1980)
The Man With a God That Worked—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 1980
The Man Who Saw the Thousand-Year Reich—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction November 1981
The Man Who Made the Fur Fly—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1985
The Man Who Was A Legend in His Own Time—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1986
The Man with a Taste for Turkeys—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May 1989
The Man Who Lost the Game of Life—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 1992
They Take—Dark Voices #2 edited by Stephen Jones & David Sutton 1992
The Pronounced Effect—Weird Tales Summer 1990

Available Editions
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9" 
  $25  Ramble House A6 paperback with dust jacket, 4.13' x 5.75"
  $35  Hardcover with dust jacket, 6" x 9"
   $6   Ebook by e-mail (epub or mobi)




Ramble House
SATAN'S MURDER MACHINES - Now available!

Norvell W. Page, Writing as Grant Stockbridge


Normally, here at Ramble House we are pleased to give you a small taste of the good stuff before we make the deal for the whole bag... uh, book. But for this book, provided by Joel Frieman of the Argosy empire, we've decided that the explosive nature of his introduction where he makes the case that one of our most iconic heroes was somehow... But I go too far. This book, which contains in a facsimile entirety the story of the Spider against "Satan's Murder Machines" (from 1939) and as a bonus, "Crime's Christmas Carol", acts as evidence in the case brought by Mr. Frieman. Read the introduction and book, member of the jury, and tell us: What is your verdict?

Jacket design by William Paquet and Rafael DeSoto
$16  Trade Paperback (6" x 9")






Rancho Diablo: SONGBIRD - Now available!
By Colby Jackson (Bill Crider)

When Songbird came to Shooter's Cross, she brought trouble with her. Not there was a shortage of trouble in town already.
 Bank robbers, gunmen, martial arts, singing, and saloons: If you're looking for western action in the grand tradition, you'll find it here and in all the books in the Rancho Diablo series.


Kindle - $2.99

RED SONJA #79 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Brandon Jerwa (Art)  Sergio Fernandez Davila (Cover) Lucio Parrillo

“The Crimson Well” Part 4 (of 6) – Our tale began on the 8th day following Red Sonja’s return from a long absence. The events of the first 7 days have remained a mystery, even to Sonja herself…until now. Now, the terrifying truth will be revealed…but Sonja may wish that those memories (and some other nasty things) had stayed buried forever!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA #79 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131091.





RED SONJA ANNUAL #4 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Scott Beatty (Art) Edu Menna (Cover) Jose Malaga

 The She-Devil with a Sword… captured and infected by the bite of a loathsome creature of the night! Offered as a human sacrifice to the vampire’s dark god, Red Sonja must defeat both monster and its master… or be transformed into a bloodthirsty predator

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99

RED SONJA ANNUAL #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131095.





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


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

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

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

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

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

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


THE ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #1 (OF 4)
Arriving in comic shops February 27!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jason Bone (Cover) Walter Simonson

You wanted more Rocketeer… and you’ve got it! Missing scientists! Plucky girl reporters! Betty and Cliff on the rocks! The mysterious Church of Cosmicism! And who is the sinister Otto Rune? Pulp thrills the way you like them as the Rocketeer comes up against a brand-new adversary in… “The Hollywood Horror!”


Full Color,  32 pages, $3.99




ROCKETEER: HOLLYWOOD HORROR #4 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jason Bone (Cover) Walter Simonson

Betty in deadly danger! The great and the good of Hollywood under the control of Otto Rune! And the Rocketeer without the jet-pack he’s come to depend upon! And, just when Cliff Secord thought things couldn’t get any worse… enter the Dark Lord himself, Sh’oggoth! The thrilling climax… in the grand pulp tradition!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

ROCKETEER HOLLYWOOD HORROR #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130346.



ROCKETEER ADVENTURES TREASURY EDITION - Coming in May!

Mark Waid, Marc Guggenheim, David Lapham & more (Writers) • John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Stan Sakai & more (Art) • Darwyn Cooke (Cover)

The first new stories of Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer in nearly 20 years appeared in the The Rocketeer Adventures anthology volumes 1 and 2. Full of great stories and art by a virtual who’s who of comic creators, both series’ became hits with fans and critics alike. Now, in the classic IDW treasury format, we are proud to present a selection of outstanding individual stories. Each is a loving tribute to Stevens and his enduring creation.

Full Color, 72 pages, 9.25” x 14.25”,  $9.99


ROCKETEER ADVENTURES TREASURY EDITION is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR130348.





Sequential Pulp Comics
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Now available and recommended!
Martin Powell (Writer), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Writer), and Jamie Chase (Art/Cover)

The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Martin Powell and Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike--an "elementary" addition to any comics library!

64 pages, $14.99, in stores on February 20.


Deluxe Hardcover Full Color Edition
Only $7.21 on Martin Powell's Amazon Author's Page!
Order Today before the Special Promotion Ends!



THE SHADOW #14 - Coming in May!
Written by Victor Gischler, art by Giovanni Timpano, cover by Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander, Tim Bradstreet, Francesco Francavilla.

The Shadow is on the hunt for a serial murderer in the darkened streets of New York. But what is the connection between these killings and the shining woman known only as “The Light”? Meanwhile, a nun named Sister Esclarmonde, a newcomer to the city, tries to ease the suffering of the sick and dying at a local hospital. But does she know more about the unfolding mysteries than she will admit?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW #14 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131046.





THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #3 - Coming in May!
Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin.

After confronting the mysterious man who is apparently posing as Lamont Cranston, Margo Lane finds herself drawn into a world of violent intrigue as an agent of The Shadow! Carnage escalates in the mob war begun by Big Gun Massaretti but secretly orchestrated by the grotesque figure known only as Dr. Zorn! Meanwhile, The Shadow begins to recruit what will become his famous network of operatives. Eisner Award winning writer, Matt Wagner continues this pulp masterpiece that for the first time reveals the fledgling adventures of one of pop culture’s greatest iconic heroes!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131036 (Wagner).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131037 (Ross).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131038 (Samnee).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131039 (Chaykin).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131040 (Torres - Subscription variant).




The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Shadow vs. The Gray Ghost!

The Shadow Fan returns for his 20th episode! This time, Barry goes over the Dynamite solicitations for comics shipping in May 2013 and gets a bit critical over the many variant covers.
He then delves into Sanctum's reprint volume # 25, which features two classic Shadow novels: "The Gray Ghost" (5/1/1936) and "The White Skulls" (11/1945).
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you! Download today and celebrate pulp's Master of Mystery!





THE SPIDER #12 - Coming in May!
Written by David Liss, Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The unthinkable has happened. Richard Wentworth has been arrested for the crimes
 of the Spider, while the unholy alliance between the Fly and the Lawgiver threatens to destroy New York’s Police force. With the Spider on the run, and Commissioner Kirkpatrick abducted, the deadly endgame begins and there is no one to stop a deadly attack that will leave the city without government or law enforcement. Be prepared for a shocking conclusion!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

THE SPIDER #12 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131085.







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.

Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)
Edison Marshall in Rensselaer
Lovecraft in Smithsonian
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 4
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1


WARLORD OF MARS #23
 Arriving in comic shops February 27!
Written by Arvid Nelson 
Art by Stefano Martino
Covers by Joe Jusko (50%), Lucio Parrillo (50%)

John Carter slams face-first into the forbidden terrors of the Martian North Pole - literally! Not a single person to have crossed into the frozen northern wastes has ever returned to tell the tale, and Carter's going to find out why. What he discovers will shock him to his very core, but when the life of his princess, Dejah Thoris, is at stake, no risk is too great. Warlord of Mars #23 - The Carrion Caves!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99



WARLORD OF MARS #30  
Coming in May!

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

 John Carter is far from home, and his enemies have enslaved the mind of his only ally, Tars Tarkas. Carter is left with a brutal choice: kill his greatest friend, or allow Mars to descend into a war that could well destroy the Red Planet. What’s he to do? How about a little impromptu surgery, followed by some serious ass-kicking?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS #30 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131076.



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #27  
Coming in May!

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

The Machine Men RETURN! Dejah Thoris uncovered a plot by the former Jeddak of Yorn to create a race of artificial men, and now those men are turned loose on Barsoom. A great jumping on point as a new saga begins with the fate of Mars hanging in the balance!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #27 is solicited in the
March PREVIEWS (Available February 27).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR131079.



Yellowed Perils: Thoughts and Comments on the World of the Pulp Magazines - Now online!

A pulp beyond belief  - New!
Pulps, or, in this case, a pseudo-pulp, turn up at unexpected times.
Such as in a rerun of the TV show "Beyond Belief."


Proof of membership
A look at club membership cards issued by pulp magazines (and one for a pulp character in the comics)
Nab yourself an Operator #5 ring
For a buck under $1,000, you can own an Operator #5 ring

In search of pulp ‘holy grails’  
Who was that masked man?  
5 tips for writing ‘The Shadow’
‘Operator #5’ (December 1934)







15 February 2013

17th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10am to 5pm!

Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

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


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

We look forward to seeing you there.





2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

Adventure House Now available!

Phantom Detective - 01/47
"The Chinese Puzzle" by Robert Wallace
"Fighting to restore Buddhist treasure, the Phantom joins forces with the Lily of Jade to track down a treacherous, evil band of killers and plunderers who defy Occidental justice!  Follow the world's greatest sleuth as he tackles a mystery spanning the globe!"


"The Frightened Corpse" by John L. Benton
"Murder By Proxy" by Norman A. Daniels
"Too Smart to Burn" by Ralph Oppenheim
"Deadly Poison" by Wayland Rice

 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95




Adventure House - Now available!

Phantom Detective - 05/37
"Harvest of Death" by Robert Wallace
"Three men fall victim under the grim scythe of slaughter—with never a word to utter testimony against their ruthless betrayer!  The Phantom sets himself the task of discovering a secret of doom locked within dead lips!"
 "Death Flies East" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Underworld Rewar"d by Anthony Rud
"Murder Melts Ice" by Dale Clark
"Death In the Offing" by Andrew Holliday

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

Tales of Magic and Mystery - 03/28
"Cool Air" by H.P. Lovecraft
"Strange Personalities" by Alfred Maurice
"Adventures of Astro, Seer of Secrets"
"Further Famous Escapes of Harry Houdini"
by Walter B. Gibson

"Magic Pictorial"
"Adventures in Mind-Reading" by Bernard Perry
"The Girl Who Was Burned Alive" by Howard Thurston
"Something About Black Cats"
"The Mystery of Handwriting" by N.M. Bunker
"The Nerve Specialist" by Newton Fuessle
"The Famous Japanese Decapitation Mystery"
"The Evil Eye Superstition"
"Easy Magic You Can Do"

7x10, 72 pages, $14.95
Spicy Western Stories - 10/41
"The Mills Must Turn" by E. Hoffman Price
"Dead For Keeps" by Ralph Carle
"Murder, Private" by Robert Fraser
"Rogue's Rocky Road" by James A. Lawson
"Extra Bullets" by Bob Leeson
"Hired Guns" by Sam Trevor
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




Altus Press
Doc Savage: SKULL ISLAND
By Will Murray
Coming in March!

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





Amazing Stories - First Piece of New Fiction Announced!

Amazing Stories will be publishing a comic script written by David Gerrold and illustrated by Troy Boyle.  The story involves a comedic send-up of some of science fiction's most revered properties.
Prior to the release of the book in a limited run print edition, Amazing Stories will publish teaser materials - script excerpts and preliminary artwork - every week on Fannish Fridays.  The entire graphic story will also be published on the site.

For more information, visit Amazing Stories!


 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!
DOC SAVAGE #67 "The Invisible-Box Murders" & "Target for Death"
The Man of Bronze and his daredevil cousin Pat Savage return in two classic pulp novels by Lester Dent and William Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is accused of serial murders and jailed. Can Pat and Doc's aides help unearth the strange secret of "The Invisible-Box Murders" and prove the Man of Bronze's innocence? Then, Doc journeys to Honolulu after a strange letter makes Pat's friend, Sally Trent, a "Target for Death." This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a classic color cover by Emery Clarke, and showcases all of Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-114-1 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 73: "Seven Drops of Blood" and "Death from Nowhere"
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in two pulp classics by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow follows a trail of murder to retrieve the priceless rubies known as "The Seven Drops of Blood." Then, to prove the innocence of a man accused of an impossible crime, the Dark Avenger must uncover the strange secret behind "Death from Nowhere." This instant collector's item features the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and George Rozen, the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier, and commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-115-8 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)


THE BLACK BEETLE: NO WAY OUT #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 20!
Francesco Francavilla (Writer/Art/Cover)

While investigating a mysterious mass murder that leveled Colt City's mob bosses, Black Beetle gets wrapped up in a puzzling maze of clues. Could the appearance of a costumed criminal named Labyrinto be related to the destruction of the powerful organized-crime racket?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on February 20.




THE BLACK BAT #1 - Coming in May!

Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces that Black Bat #1, the first issue of an ongoing series reinventing the classic masked vigilante, will debut in May 2013 and combine the storytelling talents of writer Brian Buccellato (DC's Flash) and interior artist Ronan Cliquet (Green Hornet, The Shadow Special).  Bolstered by the character's appearance in Masks, one of 2012's best-selling independent comics, the pulp hero's solo series debut welcomes a host of superstar artists aboard for cover art duties, including J. Scott Campbell, Joe Benitez, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan, and in his Dynamite cover artwork debut, award-winning artist Marcos Martin!

Black Bat brings back a classic pulp hero from the 1930s, a seminal character that inspired several well-known comic icons.  Now, Tony Quinn is a brash defense attorney for the mob, one who compromises his ethics for financial gain.  However, when he refuses to cross the line and commit murder, he is tortured and blinded by his gangster employers. But then, a fortuitous meeting with a covert agency gives him a chance to make amends, and Tony dons the dark mantle of the Black Bat in his redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his past.

Brian Buccellato, whose work on the DC speedster title Flash has gained rave reviews from fans and critics alike, was announced at New York Comic-con 2012 as the writer steering the Black Bat revival.  The red-hot writer eagerly shared his excitement about Black Bat's atmospheric setting, and the creative opportunities he'll explore there.  "Anyone familiar with my self-published work, Foster, knows that I enjoy exploring dark worlds, flawed characters, and redemption. Black Bat covers some of that ground.  At the same time, it's still a superhero book and isn't a departure from my work on Flash.  Tonally, I'd like to think it merges the gap between those two worlds."


Joe Rybandt, Senior Editor of Dynamite Entertainment, lauded the selection of Buccellato as the writer on the new series.  "Brian was with us when we first started publishing Red Sonja and has been an accomplished writer in his own right.  It's nice to have him back in that capacity writing Black Bat!"

"My personal relationship with Brian goes back many years, and he's one of the most gifted creators in comics.  In the New 52, his writing with Francis Manapul on The Flash is one of my personal favorite series, and the stories only get better.   Not only is he a phenomenal writer, as well as an artist and colorist, he pushes himself with new projects outside of comics.  I can't express enough how proud we are to have Brian writing the Black Bat.  In May, fans will know what we already know, it's going to be one of the best new super hero books of the summer!" states Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.

With the current news that Roman Cliquet is joining the creative staff of Black Bat, the enthusiasm is clearly infectious.  Buccellato responded to the artist's selection, saying, "I couldn't be more excited to have Ronan Cliquet on board.  He is bringing a gritty, almost noir inked style that is perfect for the tone of this street-level superhero book."

Furthermore, the highly regarded team of cover artists for Black Bat - including Campbell, Benitez, Syaf, Tan, and Subscription Only Variant" artist Marcos Martin - will ensure that the pulp hero's new design (as conceived of by Buccellato himself) will best represent the pulp hero's entry into the modern age of comics.  "We finally have the perfect interior artist, five amazing cover artists, and a firm release date for the first issue," says Buccellato.  "It's all coming together!  This book has been a year in the making, so it's an incredible thrill to see it come to life as the covers and art start to come in."

Make sure to pick up Black Bat #1 in May 2013!









Black Mask - Now online!

Coffins for Three – Frederick C. Davis - New!

Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu, Part Two  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from May 6 to July 8, 1933 under the variant title, Fu Manchu’s Bride. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The US edition retained the original magazine title until the 1960s when the UK book title was adopted for the paperback edition published by Pyramid Books.

Read the rest at the links below.


Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Coming in March!

Murania Press announces two new books that are about to go to press
and will be ready for shipping early next month.


The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder: Volume Two

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

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

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

Wilderness Trail, by H. Bedford-Jones

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

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

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





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

Attention, Writers: Articles Needed For The Upcoming BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER! - New!
THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER VOLUME 2 — Coming Next Month! - New!
Coming Soon: WILDERNESS TRAIL - New!
Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday - New!
Windy City Film Schedule: Friday - New!
The Windy City Countdown Begins!
Best Wishes For A Happy New Year From The Phantom Empire
Subscriber Copies Shipping Next Week: BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #35
There Are Only A Few Days Left In Murania’s First Year-End Sale!
75th Anniversary Edition DVD: Republic’s DICK TRACY (1937)



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 218: Jay Piscopo
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita
Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom
Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
 

Books of the Dead Press - Now available!
John L. French’s Paradise Denied


Books of the Dead Press is proud to present our newest title: John L. French’s Paradise Denied
Paradise Denied is a collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors. It is available from Amazon and m Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The eBook is also available from Smashwords (www.smashwords.com)

About the book:
John L. French - a crime scene investigator for the Baltimore Police Crime Lab - has seen more than his share of murders, shootings and serious assaults. As a break from the realities of his job, he writes science fiction, pulp, horror, fantasy, and, of course, crime fiction.

And he does it perfectly. Because he knows.

He knows…

Table of Contents:
FAST EDDIE’S BIG NIGHT OUT / A NEW HOUSE / PARADISE DENIED / THE BEST SOLUTION / EFFECT AND CAUSE / PI IN THE SKY / THE RIGHT BETRAYAL / A SECOND AWAY / NOT WRONG AT ALL / SO MANY DEATHS, SO MANY LIES / SURPRISE PACKAGE / THE LAST CONVENTION / TISSUE OF LIES / CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION / CAIN / HERO / WHAT GOES AROUND




CONAN THE BARBARIAN #13 - Arriving in comic shops February 20!
Brian Wood (Writer), Mirko Colak (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan and Bêlit find themselves enemies when they become involved in a military conflict in Shem! Left behind on the Tigress as 
Bêlit visits home, Conan follows, determined to prove he can survive the desert. When events spin beyond his control, the Cimmerian is drafted into an army storming a Shemite fortress -- with Bêlit defending the ramparts!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on February 20.






Dan Simmons: THE TERROR - A drama series adaptation of the 2007 bestselling novel is in the works!

AMC has put in development The Terror, a drama series adaptation of the 2007 bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. The Terror is set in 1847 when the crew of a Royal Naval expedition to find the Arctic’s treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator – a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival, the consequences of which could endanger the region and its native people forever.


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

Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - and - The Son of Tarzan  - New!
THE LONE RANGER: The Painted Covers Begin (1951) - New!
WEIRD TALES 13, 14 & 15 - New!
Forgotten Books: The Beasts of Tarzan
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 1, 2 & 3 (1933)
PULP FOOTBALL!
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - plus - "East of Singapore" by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Tarzan of the Pulps
THE LONE RANGER Rides Some More: Four Color Comics 1946-1947
WEIRD TALES 10, 11 & 12
Forgotten Books: Paperbacks, U.S.A.
The First LONE RANGER Comics


DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #1   
Arriving in comic shops February 20!
Written by Mark Rahner, art by Lui Antonio, cover by Jay Anacleto.

The princess of Helium is kidnapped and taken to the underground cave hideaway of the brutal rogue Thark, Voro, who threatens to destroy the recent peace between the red-skinned Heliumites and the green-skinned Tharks. But Voro doesn't want a ransom. He's a butcher. For Tharks who never lost their taste for red meat, common Helium women are always in demand, but the incomparable Dejah Thoris will be the rarest of delicacies.

32 pages, $3.99.






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

"A Gunman's Fourth" by Caddo Cameron from SHORT STORIES, July 10, 1948
Featuring: Mister Gunman
Fancy a Gunman and Outlaw shooting Firecrackers!
"Trance Figured" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, February, 1945
Featuring: Willie Klump
Murderous Racketeers Find They Don't Have a Ghost of a Chance when Willie Klump, the Hawkeye Hawkshaw Goes to a Seance!




  Now online!

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

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

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



Fringe #1: The Zodiak Paradox - Coming May 7!

Critically acclaimed Fringe explores new cases with endless impossibilities. Set in Boston, the FBI's Fringe Division started when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting, jack-of-all-trades son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature. The first in an all-new series of tie-in novels!

Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series.
The first novel reveals how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan--and the alternate universe!


Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 178116309X
ISBN-13: 978-1781163092
$7.99


Fringe #2: The Burning Man - Coming July 16!

The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government's shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized "fringe" scientist Walter Bishop and his globe-trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic - and the laws of nature.

Author Christa Faust (Choke Hold, Supernatural) is working hand-in-hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series.
The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan--and the alternate universe!
Book two explores how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.

Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on-screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon's Buffy graphic novels continue that series' official storyline.



Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1781163111
ISBN-13: 978-1781163115
$7.99





LORD OF THE JUNGLE #13 - Arriving in comic shops February 20!
Written by Arvid Nelson; Art by Roberto Castro; Cover by Lucio Parrillo

The savage ape-man clashes with Russian super-fiend Nicholas Rokoff in the shadow of the legendary city of Opar. Don't worry! It's only the fate of the free world hanging in the balance. Rokoff is holding the ape-man's true love hostage, and he won't hesitate to kill her. But wait – the savage denizens of Opar are out for vengeance following the ape-man's escape from their clutches, and they could ruin everyone's plans. Lord of the Jungle #13: Through the Valley of the Shadow!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






Mahlon Blaine ~ One-Eyed Visionary - Now available!

He's pretty much an unknown, and yet... In two thousand drawings published between 1917 and 1967, illustrator Mahlon Blaine revealed his subjects – from Demons to Deities, Maylasians to Martians, Biology to Biography, Lasciviousness to Literature. He painted, but he is best known for pen and ink – an uncanny artistic master of Erotica and Exotica who lived for decades in cheap hotels and borrowed rooms, acutely observing humanity while wielding pens and brushes dipped in wit and wry. With everything from children's classic tales to cookbooks to treatises on witchcraft to mainstream fiction to literature (including Steinbeck, Hemingway and Voltaire), the publishing industry relied on Mahlon Blaine often. His best book productions feature twenty to a hundred illustrations each, and he garnered several awards for design and illustration. His personal life is obfuscated by a combination of time's grime and his own desire for privacy and outlandish cover stories.

The author Roland Trenary has been collecting and researching the artist for almost 40 years, amassing the most comprehensive assemblage of information and artwork that one might imagine, given the elusive nature of the subject. The book includes a complete bibliography of published work and a biography that emphasizes the professional side of Blaine. Among the over 400 illustrations herein are rare photographs and self-portraits of Blaine and, especially interesting, dozens of published and unpublished drawings and paintings that reveal a side of the artist previously unknown and unseen.

This goes beyond either The Art of Mahlon Blaine (1982) or The Outlandish Art of Mahlon Blaine (2009) in presenting both rare published and unpublished examples of Blaine's unique artistic vision, with 350 examples not found in those two previous books on Blaine. And remember, unbelievably, he only had one eye! Bibliographically, here are 130 books and 80 magazines described and pictured that held Blaine's public outpouring, as well as ephemera and posthumous publication listings - information not available anywhere else.


Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN-10: 148120338X
ISBN-13: 978-1481203388

$25.00

Mask of the Red Panda - Coming February 27!

Mask of the Red Panda is a three-part, pulse-pounding piece of pulp perfection written by Gregg Taylor, with Art by Dean Kotz and starring the Terrific Twosome of Toronto as you've never seen them before! A must for fans of the Red Panda radio shows and pulp novels, Mask of the Red Panda is also a perfect place for new fans to get on board. With each issue at a hefty 32 pages of story, it's the best .99 cents you'll spend all month!

And where can you obtain this remarkable value, dear reader?
It's a digital exclusive through the 
Comixology website and goes on sale Feb 27th, 2013!
 
"Mask of the Red Panda" #1 (of 3)
Written by Gregg Taylor
Art by Dean Kotz
Published by MonkeyBrain Comics
32 pages
black & white interior, color covers
$0.99, available exclusively through Comixology


Mystery*File - Now online!

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




Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

Stop by www.pulpfest.com and check out the website, now totally up and running for the 2013 convention.
You can download copies of our member and dealer registration forms and start getting ready for the Summer's Great Pulp Con.
We'll be looking forward to seeing you in downtown Columbus, July 25th-28th.



Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”

Pulpfest

The PulpRack - Now online!

Two new photos added to ThePulp.Net's Pulp Photos - New!
We've added two never-before-seen pulp magazine related photos to our Pulp Photos gallery at ThePulp.Net.
If you haven't checked it out before, the Pulp Photos gallery offers a peek into the past, with photographs of newsstands displaying pulp magazines for sale and photos of pulps and everyday people. We have, with the two new additions, 44 different vintage Pulp Photos on display.

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes by James O’Brien
Outdoor Stories by J. Allan Dunn
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras: Verne Lays the Foundation for Fictional Pulp Adventures to Foreign Lands
Atomic Robo is a Shadow fan!
Pulp Cover: BLUE BOOK May 1935
Jules Verne: Pre-Pulp Pioneer Extraordinaire
Edgar AllanPoe and the Road to Pulp Fiction
ThePulp.Net - Now online!

ThePulp.Net introduces digital pulp sources page!

Pulp magazines and reprints aren¹t the only way to enjoy the works of classic pulp - or New Pulp - fictioneers. Many readers find e-readers, tablets and even mobile phones a convenient method of perusing pulp fiction.
Our new digital pulp page adds new links and consolidates others from pages elsewhere on ThePulp.Net. The links offer many different formats of e-texts for downloading.
If you are familiar with a digital pulp provider that is not listed, please let us know by clicking the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page on ThePulp.Net. Suggestions are always welcome.

http://www.thepulp.net/the-hunt/digital-pulp/




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

H. Bedford-Jones, King of the Pulps, speaks about his typewriter's keyboard layout  - New!
Luke Short novels as comics (FREE)
Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author
Merry Pulp Christmas
The Burning Sky - novella by H. A. DeRosso
H. A. DeRosso - Western Noir pulp author
The history of the Argosy magazine - article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine
James B. Hendryx - Cowboy, Prospector, Gambler, Writer, Rancher



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

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

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

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

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

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray

NOTICE: If you attempted to download Strange Detective Mysteries last Friday evening between 7PM and 9PM EST, a software problem prevented Coupon Code PULPCA from being accepted.
The problem has been corrected  and the PULPCA coupon code is now operational.





Radio Archives
Rangeland Romances Audiobook Volume 1
Read by Roy Worley. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

One of the most successful pulp magazines ever envisioned was Ranch Romances. Combining Wild West settings with the eternal struggle to snag a mate, it ran from the 1920s clear to the ‘70s. Naturally, other publishers jumped on the wagon train. Popular Publications did so in 1935 with Rangeland Romances. First editor Rogers Terrill described his approach this way:
 
“Over a year ago we started a new magazine with a new idea. We started a romance magazine in which the hero and heroine fight side by side, live an adventurous life together, experience hope and despair, defeat and success, and finally love together. We brought out a magazine that was true to life; that was about characters who really could have lived and done those things that the author writes about.”


In other words, Rangeland Romances wasn’t just another Cinderella love pulp. The formula—which succeeding editors tinkered with from time to time—worked like a charm. Rangeland Romances ran for a generation.

For our first Rangeland Romances audiobook, we’ve chosen to record the August, 1948 issue in its entirety. All seven stories. It’s a hoot.
 
Described as a novel of “Border Romance,” Marian O’Hearn’s “Fiesta Kisses are Sweetest” leads off the collection. It’s followed by a brace of fun frontier novelettes, Art Lawson’s “Cupid Rules the Roost” and Isabel Stewart Way’s “No Sirens Wanted.” Four sizzling short stories follow. “Salty but Susceptible,” “Petticoat-Corralin’ Hombre,” “I’m Claiming That Guy!” and “Gambling Gal.”
 
These are sweet yet salty stories of determined cowgirls navigating the complicated courtship rituals of ranches ranging from the Dakotas to the Southwest. Pistol-packin’ Doris Day in Annie Get Your Gun! gives you a good idea of the flavor of the festivities. High Noon, this ain’t!
 
Read by Roy Worley. Gary Cooper, he ain’t either. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.




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.



Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

The Spider #57: Satan's Shackles
Never more was the Spider to stalk the Underworld — so Richard Wentworth decreed when he retired to the quiet countryside to nurse his beloved Nita back to health. Yet into the very heart of that peaceful sanctuary swept such a bloody tidal wave that even Wentworth had never seen its like! From New York's foul sewers had crept Crime's mad dogs, turned loose to transform the whole country into a racket-ridden ruin! In that moment of ordeal, himself hunted by crook and law officer alike, Richard Wentworth knew that the Spider must rise again — to wage bitter warfare against a lawless legion that threatened to make ever America into an Empire of Terror! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Spider #58: The Emperor from Hell
From the quaking earth, itself, roared the devilish decree that threatened to demolish New York — "Your souls are mine! When I speak you will obey!" For a satanic dictator, loosing the hordes of hell, had turned America's greatest city into an Underworld Kingdom of Crime, and untold helpless thousands died, strangling, when the Emperor of Hades scattered his scarlet, slaying devil-dust! Reeking of sulphur and brimstone, it floated over Manhattan like a sinister death-cloud, and but one man — Richard Wentworth, with the Spider's weird weapons — could hope to wage battle against that Mephistophelean murderer who had set a metropolis aflame with one blasting, furnace-like breath and turned loose the kill-maddened legions of the damned! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.

 
Fight alongside the Master of Men as the Spider takes on Evil in these two latest Ebooks from Will Murray’s Pulp Classics, only $2.99 each! 
 

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



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

Operator 5 #28: The Bloody Forty-Five Days
America, last citadel of freedom and democracy in the world, has made a valiant but futile stand against the ravening war hordes of the cruel conqueror, Rudolph I, the man whose super fighting machine is ruthlessly putting the nations of civilized man in thrall. Daily mass executions of men and women — even children — on the Eastern seaboard, are but one of the diabolical means of bringing the surviving patriots to heel. But there is one band that will never yield, who grimly say: “Death before dishonor!” Their leader, Jimmy Christopher, known to them as Operator 5, realizes that only one bold, desperate move can furnish his fellow Americans with the thundering fleet of air destroyers with which alone they can hope to save their country. Grimly, quickly, silently, he sets his plan in action! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: Hugh B. Cave, Book 3
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by Hugh B. Cave, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
The Mysterious Wu Fang #6: The Case of the Black Lotus
Murder, swift and unseen — taking as its toll the most prominent citizens of New York, and marking with blood and horror, the trail of the mysterious Black Lotus. What was the purpose of this silent scourge, that stilled the innocent in sudden death? Val Kildare knew this much at least; that the fiend behind this slaughter killed not for vengeance, but for pleasure! Wu Fang is a Chinese criminal mastermind and scientific genius. With his hybrid monkey-men, he plans to conquer America. He is member of various secret societies and has spies everywhere. Opposing him is Val Kildare of the F.B.I.  His aides, reporter Jerry Hazard, archaeologist Rod Carson and newsboy Cappy, help him in his battles against the sinister man of evil known as Wu Fang. $2.99.

99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many amazing tales selected from the pages of Terror Tales and Rangeland Romances. These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks.
 
Terror Tales: "Shadows of Desire" by Maitland Scott
How could Clay Cavanaugh protect his sweetheart from a man with Satan’s gifts? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #2: "Trouble Trail For Two" by Thomas Calvert
Lovely Tess knew that big ranches weren’t built on promises and moonlight kisses. She wanted her future safe-guarded against the ravages of wild range life — and she poured her whole heart into that kiss she gave Dusty, a kiss meaning... good-by! One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
 When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.

 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store!
The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!










Richard Matheson's 'Shrinking Man' - New feature film in the works!

MGM has acquired the rights to Richard Matheson’s classic sci-fi novel The Shrinking Man with the aim of bringing an updated version of the story that was first adapted on-screen as The Incredible Shrinking Man in 1957.
Matheson, who turns 87 later this month, will pen the screenplay with his son, Richard Matheson Jr., keeping the tone of the original story but updating it to modern times.






 

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Now available!
Martin Powell (Writer), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Writer), and Jamie Chase (Art/Cover)

The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Martin Powell and Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike--an "elementary" addition to any comics library!

64 pages, $14.99, in stores on February 20.








The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Deadly Black Sparrow!

The Shadow Fan returns for his 19th episode!
This time around, Barry reviews issue nine of the Dynamite comics series and takes a look at "The Star of Delhi" (The Shadow Magazine July 1, 1941).
He also talks about his five favorite comic book incarnations of The Shadow!
If you love pulp's greatest hero, then this is the podcast for you!



THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #1     
Arriving in comic shops February 20!

Written by Matt Wagner, art by Wilfredo Torres, covers by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin.

The Shadow is a character that has lasted through decades on the pages of pulp magazines, over the radio airwaves, thru the silver screen, and in the panels of comic books. Shrouded in mystery, his origins have been explored and hinted at over the years...but never fully revealed. Much is known of Kent Allard/Lamont Cranston's years spent in the Orient and Central America--wherein he gains his powers and purpose...but not how he first developed his persona as the Master of Darkness.

Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner is joined by artist Wilfredo Torres in an exhilarating 8-issue limited series that will explore the dynamic events that first drew Cranston back to the States, how he first met his companion and lover, Margo Lane, how he began to assemble his vast network of agents and how he first 
adopted the famous black hat and cloak as his alter-ego's disguise--all secrets that, up until now... only The Shadow knew!




Shadows Over Innsmouth - Coming September 17!
Stephen Jones (Editor)

Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's classic, today's masters of horror take up their pens and turn once more to that decayed, forsaken New England fishing village with its sparkling treasure, loathsome denizens, and unspeakable evil. This anthology features seventeen chilling stories by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell and Kim Newman, as well as the original masterpiece of horror.

"Introduction: Spawn of the Deep Ones" by Stephen Jones
"The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by H. P. Lovecraft
"Beyond the Reef" by Basil Copper
"The Big Fish" by Jack Yeovil
"Return to Innsmouth" by Guy N. Smith
"The Crossing" by Adrian Cole
"Down to the Boots" by D. F. Lewis
"The Church in High Street" by Ramsey Campbell
"Innsmouth Gold" by David Sutton
"Daoine Domhain" by Peter Tremayne
"A Quarter to Three" by Kim Newman
"The Tomb of Priscus" by Brian Mooney
"The Innsmouth Heritage" by Brian Stableford
"The Homecoming" by Nicholas Royle
"Deepnet" by David Langford
"To See the Sea" by Michael Marshall Smith
"Dagon's Bell" by Brian Lumley
"Only the End of the World Again" by Neil Gaiman


Paperback: 480 pages
ISBN-10: 1781165289
ISBN-13: 978-1781165287
$14.95



SHERLOCK HOLMES LIVERPOOL DEMON #2 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 20!
Writen by Leah Moore, John Reppion;  Art by Matt Triano
Cover by Francesco Francavilla

The streets of Liverpool are abuzz with rumors of a demon known as Spring Heeled Jack loose in the city. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson visit the city Bridewell to examine the body of one of Jack's supposed victims but find the officer in change, Inspector Thornton, unimpressed by The Great Detective's reputation. Meanwhile, a collection of mysterious, eldritch Australian Aboriginal artifacts arrive at the William Brown Museum while, in the city's underworld, crime lord Mr. Drummond comes up with a novel solution to the problem of a lost dog.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99





THE SPIDER #9  Arriving in comic shops February 20!
Written by David Liss, art by Ivan Rodriguez, cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Sabotage! Murder! A crazed hypnotist out for revenge! Terrorists are plotting to destroy Wentworth Industries while the mesmerist who calls himself The Hater targets The Spider's closest allies. With the clock ticking and lives in the balance, The Spider must figure out how to be in two places at once ñ and how to stop a friend used as a puppet to commit murder.

32 pages, $3.99.






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

Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960)
Still More Weird Tales from France
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)
Edison Marshall in Rensselaer
Lovecraft in Smithsonian
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 4
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1



UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS: NEW ADVENTURES ON BARSOOM
Now available!
(Writer) Jonathan Maberry & Various (Art) Darren Bader & Various (Cover) Mark Zug, Lizzy Bromley

Ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs published A Princess of Mars in 1912, fans of all ages have marveled at the adventures of John Carter, an Earthman who suddenly finds himself in a strange new world. A century later, readers can enjoy this compilation of brand-new stories starring John Carter of Mars. Collected by veteran editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features a foreword by Tamora Pierce and stories and original art from titans of literature and illustration such as Peter S. Beagle, Garth Nix, Charles Vess, and many more, plus a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff.

Softcover, 6x8, 368 pages, $9.99





Weird Shadows Over Innsmouth - Coming October 29!
Stephen Jones (Editor)
For decades, H. P. Lovecraft's masterpiece of terror has inspired writers with its gripping account of a village whose inhabitants have surrendered to an ancient and hideous evil. In this companion to the acclaimed anthology Shadows Over Innsmouth, World Fantasy Award winning editor Stephen Jones has assembled eleven of today's most prominent and well-respected horror authors - the finest of the Lovecraftian acolytes.. Included is Lovecraft's own unpublished draft of The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

"Introduction: Weird Shadows..." by Stephen Jones
"Discarded Draft of 'The Shadows Over Innsmouth'" by H. P. Lovecraft
"The Quest for Y'ha-nthlei" by John Glasby
"Brackish Waters" by Richard A. Lupoff
"Voices in the Water" by Basil Copper
"Another Fish Story" by Kim Newman
"Take Me to the River" by Paul McAuley
"The Coming" by Hugh B. Cave
"Eggs" by Steve Rasnic Tem
"From Cabinet 34, Drawer 6" by Caitlín R. Kiernan
"Raised by the Moon" by Ramsey Campbell
"Fair Exchange" by Michael Marshall Smith
"The Taint" by Brian Lumley


Paperback: 480 pages
ISBN-10: 1781165297
ISBN-13: 978-1781165294
$14.95




Yellowed Perils: Thoughts and Comments on the World of the Pulp Magazines - Now online!

Proof of membership - New!
A look at club membership cards issued by pulp magazines (and one for a pulp character in the comics)

Nab yourself an Operator #5 ring - New!
For a buck under $1,000, you can own an Operator #5 ring


In search of pulp ‘holy grails’  
Who was that masked man?  
5 tips for writing ‘The Shadow’
‘Operator #5’ (December 1934)
Lovecraft's eldritch delights
Nab yourself a Spider ring  
H.P. Lovecraft's tips for fictioneers
Pulps aren’t comic books







08 February 2013

Altus Press
Coming soon!

The Complete Tales of Doctor Satan
by Paul Ernst, introduction by John Pelan

The complete series is finally collected in one edition! All eight installments of this classic series from Weird Tales by pulp master Paul Ernst finally sees republication.

Available soon from Altus Press in hard and softcover.

This title will hopefully be available in time for the Windy City con!



Andy Briggs
Tarzan - The Savage Lands

Now available!

A TREACHEROUS LORD
Lord Greystoke has arrived at the logger's camp in the Congo, and will stop at nothing to find and eliminate his long-lost cousin, Tarzan.

A CRAZED QUEEN
Robbie and Jane set out through the jungle to warn Tarzan, and find themselves trapped in the sprawling ancient city of Opar, where the insane Queen La is running an illegal Coltan mine.

AN EPIC BATTLE
With a volcano threatening to explode, Tarzan, Robbie and Jane must form an unlikely alliance to save themselves. Not everyone will make it out alive . . .


Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Faber and Faber
ISBN-10: 0571297323
ISBN-13: 978-0571297320

£6.99

Beb Books - Now available!

In 1919 Street and Smith launched a daring different magazine, The Thrill Book!
During it’s short life it published a amazing mixture a adventure, weird, off-trail and plain ol’ Science Fiction.
Among its many authors was Greye LeSpina whose novelet, Wolves of the Steppe lead off the first issue and set the tone for the following 15 issues.


Beb Books is proud to announcing the publication of LeSpina’s Wolves of the Steppe and other weird tales from The Thrill Book.

This book collects all the stories by Greye LeSpina published in the Thrill Book as well as three other tales of creepy, crawling things. Stories include “From Over the Border”, “The Haunted Landscape”. “The Ultimate Ingredien, “The Wax Doll” and more. $6.00 for exciting tales of the Unknown.

The Whimpus, The Living Portrait and Wee Wullie, The Waster

Our second release this week is The Whimpus, The Living Portrait and Wee Wullie, The Waster, three “different” novelets from the pages of All-Story weekly. “The Whimpus” is a hunt for a treasure kept by a mermaid-like creatures called a Whimpus.  But it’s not easy to steal something from a creature that can cloud mens minds.

“The Living Portrait” is a testament from a man declared insane, but he argues it wasn’t him that did all those terrible things, it was a cursed painting he was trying to destroy.

“Wee Wullie, the Waster” is a comparatively light-hearted story about a ghost who can’t leave well enough alone when it comes to snooker.


Beb Books also presents two book length tales of the South Pacisifc.

Wild Blood

The first of our two South Seas adventures is “Wild Blood” our third reprint of the Hurricane Williams series (though second in sequence). Williams is determined to steal a schooner and take it to a remote island for reasons he refuses to give.  But he’s not above letting an Englishman and his daughter pay his expenses since they, too, want to go to this island, for reasons they won’t give. Will Williams survive all the skulduggery and secret plotting? Will the Englishman discover why Williams is nicknamed “Hurricane. $6/00 for a fascinating adventure.

King of Chaos

The other story ready for ordering is Johnston McCulley’s novel of kidnaping and South Seas adventure, “King of Chaos.” – A yong man is kidnaped from the harbor of Seattle and when he recovers from a chloroforming is surprised to find that everyone treats him as if he were a king. Albeit, a king being dragged willy-nilly to a remote island settled by his Great grandfather a century before.  In accordance to a weird will, he is being returned to the island to resume the monarchy. The current rulers of the island are naturally somewhat less than enthused. Suddenly the supreme ruler of the land is a hunted dog. Can he survive and reclaim his throne? Breakneck action for only $6.00



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


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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224






Black Dog Books
Coming soon!

Workers of the World—UNITE!
 
Thus is the rallying cry of the working populace when a ruthless capitalist sets into motion his industrialized mechanism to control the world's air supply by deoxidizing the atmosphere and charging people to supply them with the very oxygen they breath!
 
A revolt of unrivaled proportions ensues. The struggle soon turns to using the air device as a weapon to subdue and eliminate the unruly masses of the uprising in this cautionary tale of human rights vs. the advance of science, technology and greed.
 
Another epic pseudo-science story from the mind of George Allan England, author of The Empire in the Air, The Nebula of Death, and the Darkness and Dawn trilogy.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-xx-x
Trade paperback / xxx pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog Books
Coming soon!

When down-and-out actor Thaddeus Shea is picked up off a desolate road in an ore-rich region of New Mexico, little does he realize he will be thrust into the middle of a struggle for mining rights between local land owners, a greedy and power-hungry land baron and an Eastern mining conglomerate.
 
How does the discovery and subsequent theft of seven stone statues-the Gods of the San Marcos, sacred mystic symbols to the local Navajo people-factor into the fight? Will the Gods of the San Marcos come to their rescue? Will progress win out? Or will the people of the land prevail?
 
Discover the truth in The Saga of Thady Shea.
 
First serialized in Street & Smith's People's Favorite Magazine in 1919-1920, this is a great, early novel of a head-on collision between opposing forces from that master of the adventure story, H. Bedford-Jones.


ISBN: 978 -1-884449-xx-x
Trade paperback / 119 pages / Price: $11.95 US




Black Dog Books


Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu, Part One  - Now online!
Sax Rohmer’s The Bride of Fu Manchu was originally serialized in Collier’s from May 6 to July 8, 1933 under the variant title, Fu Manchu’s Bride. It was published in book form later that year by Cassell in the UK and Doubleday in the US. The US edition retained the original magazine title until the 1960s, when the UK book title was adopted for the paperback edition published by Pyramid Books. Under any title, it is without a doubt the finest book of the series in terms of prose and plotting.

Read the rest at the links below.

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 217: Tim Lasuita - New!
Tim Lasuita of Moonstone comics joins Bruce and Ric in the Book Cave to chat about upcoming projects in Moonstone.

Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom
Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
 

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 4
THE PRINCE IS DEAD AND OTHER STORIES TP 
Arriving in comic shops February 13!

Alan Zelenetz (Writer), Marc Silvestri (Pencils), John Buscema (Pencils), Rudy Nebres (Pencils/Inks), Ricardo Villamonte (Inks), Mike Gustovich (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)

When reports of an ambush upon a diplomatic party led by his son reach the barbarian king, news of his son's death cuts Conan deeper than any blade. Conan's melancholy threatens to tear his kingdom apart at a time when his mighty hand is needed most. Collects King Conan #16-#20.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on February 13.




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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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





CLASSIC NEW PULP TALES by Tom Johnson - Coming soon!

Tom Johnson has decided to re-establish his old imprint FADING SHADOWS to produce limited print runs of some of his best and favorite stories.
The most requested title to date is “The Soul Stealers”, which was the biggest seller on Kindle in 2012.
Other titles to be released in print are “Treasure of Jur” and “Drums of Jur”.

CLASSIC NEW PULP TALES (preliminary title) will be a short story collection containing “Hunter’s Moon” (The Moon Man), “The Silence of Death” (Jeremiah Custer), “The Tower of Death” (Secret Agent X), “The Black Shadow” (Dorus Noel), and one other story that’s only been in eBook, for a total of over 70,000 words. The cover will feature The Moon Man. Due to costs of printing these paperbacks, I don’t want to print a bunch of copies that will just take up space in my closet.

Pre-orders are $10.00 per copy ($7.00, plus $3.00 postage, U.S. only). The printer suggested 5 ¼ X 8 ¼, which is larger than a regular paperback, but smaller than the 6 X 9 we have become familiar with. The covers will be on glossy stock.

FADING SHADOWS is going to print “The Soul Stealers” first.
Please contact Tom Johnson at fadingshadows40@gmail.com for ordering instructions and pre-order your copy today.
These will not be available anywhere except direct from Tom Johnson.



CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16 - Coming in May!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

After a series of trials that nearly tore them apart, Conan and Belit use a brief respite to embark on a vision quest. But with violence, pain, and death their constant companions, the vision quickly becomes a nightmare!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 15.






CONAN VOLUME 14: THE DEATH HC - Coming in July!

Brian Wood (Writer), Becky Cloonan (Art), Vasilis Lolos (Art), Declan Shalvey (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Conan and Bélit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But while fellow seafarers know better than to challenge their reign, other threats arrive from unexpected places. Conan returns to Cimmeria to track down an impostor destroying villages in his name, only to discover a tragic connection to his own past! Collects Conan the Barbarian #7-12.

Full Color, 152 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 24.






The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, December 2012 - Print and ePub editions are now available!

The print copy sells for $7.50.
The ePub edition sells for $4.50.

Contents:
Prefatory Remarks By Mark E. Hall

Articles
The Writer’s Style: Sound and Syntax in Howard’s Sentences By David C. Smith
“I ’n’ I A-Liberate Zimbabwe”: Motifs of Africa and Freedom in Howard’s “The Grisly Horror” By Patrick R. Burger
Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts By Rob Roehm
Reviews by Charles Hoffman and Charles Gramlich.


THE DARK MAN is starting to put sold-out issues on line for free. The first one being made available is TDM Vol. 3, No. 2.  You can download it at the link below.



Dark Quest Books - Now available!
To Hell in a Fast Car, edited by John L. French

Fast cars and faster women...Murderers and victims...Serial killers and guns for hire... Cops on the edge...Crooks on the prowl... Innocents who have had enough... Fools risking it all. They're all on a road that's been paved with the best - and worst - intentions. There's no stopping, there's no turning back and there's no hope at journey's end.

Featuring the talents of: Michael A. Black, James Chambers, Joy M. Copeland, Wayne D. Dundee, John L. French, James Grady, C. J. Henderson, Ted Hertel Jr., R. Allen Leider, C. Ellett Logan, Robert J. Mendenhall, Quintin Peterson, KT Pinto, Alan Simon, B. K. Stevens, Patrick Thomas, and Robert E. Waters.


Paperback: 338 pages
ISBN-10: 193705165X
ISBN-13: 978-1937051655
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches

Cover art by Ver Curtiss
$14.95



Dark Quest Books - Back in print!

It was a different time ...
A time when mob rule had replaced the Law.
A time when Justice could be bought and sold.
A time when the city was governed from the shadows.

It was also a time when one man could make a difference.
A man of courage and determination, a man willing to do whatever it took in order to make things right. Frank Devlin could save the city. But at what cost? His life - or his soul?


Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 1937051595
ISBN-13: 978-1937051594
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
$14.95




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

Forgotten Books: The Beasts of Tarzan - New!
Art Gallery: THE SPIDER 1, 2 & 3 (1933) - New!
PULP FOOTBALL! - New!
Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - plus - "East of Singapore" by Frederick Nebel
Art Gallery: Tarzan of the Pulps
THE LONE RANGER Rides Some More: Four Color Comics 1946-1947
WEIRD TALES 10, 11 & 12
Forgotten Books: Paperbacks, U.S.A.
The First LONE RANGER Comics


Dime Novel Castle
Available Friday February 8, 2013!

Nick Carter Detective Library – Issue Number 9
A Man With Four Identities;Or, The Little Giant's Greatest Problem.By The Author of "Nick Carter"

Originally Published October 3, 1891."A Man With Four Identities" is dime novel number 9, written for the Nick Carter Detective Library by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey.
The emphasis is on detection in this tale, as Nick Carter is led from one clue to another as he attempts to unravel the murder of a bank guard and the theft of a package from the bank president's office. It is curious, though, that neither the bank president nor the owner of the package will reveal its contents.

Then there is the disconcerting fact throughout their investigation that whoever Nick and his assistant, Chick Carter, are up against, somehow knows in advance what their plans are as soon as they make them--and consequently seems to be three steps ahead of them at every turn. All in all, it is an engaging mystery, one that will keep you guessing what it is all about until the very last paragraph.


Available for Download Friday February 8, 2013 at: www.DimeNovelCastle.com






EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' TARZAN: THE SUNDAY COMICS 1931-1933 HC - Coming in July!
George Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Beautifully restored and printed at giant size, this first volume in Dark Horse's comprehensive collections of Hal Foster's Tarzan Sundays reprints over one hundred strips on high-quality paper and in eye-popping color, replicating their appearance when they were brand new! Featuring historical essays on Tarzan and Foster, this astonishing volume is a must for every collector! Collecting every Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1931 through September 1933!

120 pages, $125, in stores on July 31.



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Jabberwocky Thrust" from the November 1, 1947 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Blind Victory" by Oscar J. Friend from THRILLING WONDER STORIES, February, 1941

Night did not fall when the last day dawned on earth ... until man put the darkness out with letters of fire!
"Mahatma of Mayhem" by Robert Leslie Bellem from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1948
Featuring: Nick Ransom
Hollywood's dying Guru accuses famed screen star Lola Dulac of killing him, but hard-boiled sleuth Nick Ransom doesn't take anybody's word for anything - without proof to back it up.
"Andy Jackson Helps Business" by B. J. Stolper from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, July 13, 1918
An interesting story about events in the year 1815, but told in a dialect.



  Now online!

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

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

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



Fedogan and Bremer: WORLDS OF CTHULHU - Now available!

Worlds of Cthulhu is a collection of new stories in a Lovecraftian vein. Editor R.M. Price has selected these sequels, "prequels" and interstitial tales, some of which are "Mythos" tales, and some not. Price introduces the book as a whole, as well as each story. Stories include "There Are Kings" by Richard Lupoff; "Envy, the Gardens of Ynath, and the Sin of Cain" by Darrell Schweitzer; "The Arcade," by Will Murray; "The Chaos Blade," by Adrian Cole; "Evacuation Day," by Will Murray; "The Statement of Frank Elwood," by Pete Rawlik; "The Testament of Alexander Fletcher," by K.M. Tonso; "The Serpents of Tenoka," by Ron Shiflet; "The Journal of Thomas Gedney," by Pete Rawlik; "The Tower of Mormoroth," by Gary Myers; and "The Signal Tower," by Rafe McGregor. Dust jacket illustration by Gahan Wilson; endpaper illustrations by Tim Kirk.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Fedogan and Bremer Publishing
ISBN-10: 0985152206
ISBN-13: 978-0985152208




IDW Publishing: TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS - Coming in 2013!

IDW Publishing is proud to announce that the Library of American Comics will be collecting comics legend Russ Manning's classic run
with Edgar Rice Burroughs' King of the Jungle in 2013!


TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS is a four-volume series. The first three volumes will chronologically collect all of Manning's daily black & white and full-color Sunday strips from 1967 to 1974, while the fourth volume will collect the remaining Sunday strips, which Manning continued to do until 1979.
 
"The addition of Tarzan to the Library of American Comics amplifies even further that the imprint is the premier archival home for comic strip reprints and collections," says IDW's President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein. "Russ Manning's Tarzan run is one of the real highlights of the modern age of adventure strips and we are extremely excited to be the home of its long-anticipated return to print."
 
The series of hardcover volumes will commence May 29th with Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1: 1967 - 1969. Fans will be treated to the first-ever collection of a historic turning point in Tarzan history: when Russ Manning was handpicked by the Burroughs estate to return the strip to its creator's original vision. Manning put together a dream team of assistants in this historic endeavor, including future comics greats Dave Stevens, William Stout, and Mike Royer, creating one of the most loaded rosters in comics history, and a perfect opportunity for new fans to discover the adventures of Viscount Greystoke.
 
In his introduction to Volume One, William Stout writes, "Russ Manning was a natural storyteller. He may also be one of the most underrated writers in comics. His beautiful art is so captivating that it's easy to understand how it might overshadow his scripts. He was as adept with telling Tarzan tales in contemporary Africa as he was setting Ape Man stories in dinosaur-infested Pal-ul-don."
 
Reproduced from the Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. file copies, fans can expect TARZAN: THE COMPLETE RUSS MANNING NEWSPAPER STRIPS to receive the same critically acclaimed, award-winning treatment that Dean Mullaney, The Library of American Comics, and IDW Publishing have become renowned for.
 
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, Vol. 1: 1967 - 1969
(HARDCOVER, B&W, $49.99, 288 pages.)
ISBN: 978-1-61377-694-0




James Rollins: THE EYE OF GOD  - Coming June 25!

The crash of a U.S. military research satellite in the remote wilds of Mongolia triggers an explosive search for the valuable cargo it holds: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy, the energy connected to the birth of our universe. But the last blurry image from the falling satellite captures a chilling sight: a frightening look into the future, a view of a smoldering eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin.

At the Vatican, a mysterious package arrives for the head of Pontifical ancient studies, sent by a colleague who had vanished a decade earlier. It contains two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA testing reveals both are from Genghis Khan—the long-dead Mongol king whose undiscovered tomb is rumored to hold the vast treasures and knowledge of a lost ancient empire.

Commander Gray Pierce, and Sigma—joined by a pair of Vatican historians—race to uncover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery bound in the roots of Christianity's origins, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (June 25, 2013)
ISBN-10: 006178480X
ISBN-13: 978-0061784804
$27.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises 
Pulpville Press

Now available!
CITY OF FEAR
CITY OF FEAR—Steel and men, Hard Rock Hogan learned spanning a continent with rails; and he knew these men who ruled a city were no different, although their stell vomited from a chattering tommy.
The stories in this book, all written by the creator of Perry Mason, Erle Stanley Gardner, originally appeared in the pulp ALL DETECTIVE MAGAZINE. Besides the story above, also included are:
 
SMUDGE
FINGERS OF FONG
BOTH ENDS
CATCH AS CATCH CAN
MURDER APPRENTICE
COMMITTEE OF ONE

All of these stories can be found, in facsimile format, in Pulp Tales Presents #1: All Detective Magazine.

238 pages, 5 x 8 softcover, $12.95



KING CONAN: HOUR OF THE DRAGON #1 - Coming in May!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Pencils), José Villarrubia (Color), Gerald Parel (Cover), and Sanjulian (Variant cover)

King Conan has faced many threats to his throne in Aquilonia--but none more deadly than a traitorous alliance backed by the resurrected sorcerer Xaltotun, at whose command mountains crumble!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 29.








MARS ATTACKS #7 - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
John Layman (Writer) • John McCrea (Art & Cover)

Little Tommy Bailey was a bright boy with a vivid imagination. It’s no wonder why no one believed his warnings of an invasion from space. But his discovery just might save his life, and his dog’s! Also, what role will the mysterious organization Novas Vira play in the invasion? Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series!

Full Color,  32 pages,  $3.99






Matt Helm by Donald Hamilton
Now available!

Titan Books first two titles in Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series are now available.

THE WRECKING CREW

Matt Helm, code name Eric, has been recently reactivated as an operative for a secret American government organization after 15 years as a sedentary photographer and family man in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In his first assignment after returning to the service, he is sent to Sweden to eliminate Caselius, a long-time enemy agent.

DEATH OF A CITIZEN
Matt Helm, one-time special agent for the American government during the Second World War, has left behind his violent past to raise a family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When a former colleague turns rogue and kidnaps his daughter, Helm is forced to return to his former life as a deadly and relentless assassin.

Trade Paperback, 208 pages, $9.95






Moonstone Books: Honey West & T.H.E. CAT #1 (of 2) - Coming in June!

Two cult TV icons heat it up together for the first time!
Ex-cat burglar and aerialist Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat is back for the first time in 45 years!
He puts his skills to good use as a professional bodyguard?primitive?and in love with danger!
Now he teams up with TV?s first lead-female private eye.
In "Death in the Desert", 1960's mob infested Las Vegas, they investigate a series of accidents?but will the attraction between the two cause the case to overheat?


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





Moonstone Books: PHASES OF THE MOON Trade Paperback - Coming in June!

Previews Exclusive!

The entire time-spanning serial-killer saga starring: Kolchak, Honey West, Sheena, The Spider, and Domino Lady!
PLUS extra features: a brand new Buckaroo Banzai story and an additional Kolchak ending story!

Story: Steven L Frank, Earl Mac Rauch
Art: Nathan Stockman, Glen Fernandez
Cover: Andy Black
978-1-936814-50-3
78 pages, Full Color, 7” x 10”, $12.99





Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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





Philip José Farmer: VENUS ON THE HALF SHELL - Coming in December!


Also coming this year:

The Wind Whales of Ishmael (March 2013)   Amazon   Barnes & Noble
The Mad Goblin (June 2013)  
Amazon   Barnes & Noble
Flesh (August 2013)   Amazon   Barnes & Noble
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe (October 2013)  Amazon  




Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th


PulpFest is pleased to announce that the current “Kenneth Robeson,” Will Murray, will be one of its presenters at the 2013 convention for fans of pulp magazines and pulp fiction. The author of a dozen Doc Savage novels for Bantam Books and Altus Press, Will hopes to be Kenneth Robeson for a long time to come. Click on Will Murray under the Programming link of our home page for more details on our guest, one of the leading historians of the pulp era as well as one of the best adventure authors of our day.

Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”



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

Luke Short novels as comics (FREE)
Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author
Merry Pulp Christmas
The Burning Sky - novella by H. A. DeRosso
H. A. DeRosso - Western Noir pulp author
The history of the Argosy magazine - article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine
James B. Hendryx - Cowboy, Prospector, Gambler, Writer, Rancher


ThePulp.Net - Now online!

ThePulp.Net introduces digital pulp sources page!

Pulp magazines and reprints aren¹t the only way to enjoy the works of classic pulp - or New Pulp - fictioneers. Many readers find e-readers, tablets and even mobile phones a convenient method of perusing pulp fiction.
Our new digital pulp page adds new links and consolidates others from pages elsewhere on ThePulp.Net. The links offer many different formats of e-texts for downloading.
If you are familiar with a digital pulp provider that is not listed, please let us know by clicking the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page on ThePulp.Net. Suggestions are always welcome.

http://www.thepulp.net/the-hunt/digital-pulp/






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

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



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

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

It is easy to get you get your copy.  Go to:
http://www.radioarchives.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=strange+detective+mysteries&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

Add Strange Detective Mysteries to the shopping cart and use the Coupon Code PULPCA

You can download the 6 hour audiobook immediately.

Happy listening
Tom Brown and Will Murray





RED SONJA #73 - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
Written by Eric Trautmann • Art by Edgar Salazar
Cover by Walter Geovani

The She-Devil With A Sword keeps the home fires burning... literally. An ancient feud in Red Sonja's native Hyrkania has flared back to life, and awakened old animosities, and a growing, deadly evil. To stem the rising tide of bloodshed will take all of Red Sonja's skill and daring... and the help of an old ally. But is his return an omen of victory... or death?


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







RED SONJA: UNCHAINED #1 - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
Written by Peter V. Brett, by Jack Jadson, cover by Mel Rubi.

Picking up where Peter V. Brett's Red Sonja: Blue one-shot left off, with Sonja fleeing the scene of a murder after killing a young man who tried to test her vow. Bereft of her signature chain-mail and the reputation that goes with it, she must rely on her wits and her sword as she embarks on a new series of adventures. Guilt-ridden, penniless and on the run, she is unaware that the innocent blood she spilled has awakened the dark spirit of the demon whose pelt she wears.

32 pages, $3.99.





Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
PIRATE ADVENTURES
Now shipping!

The book features a fantastic pulpish cover by Tom Gianni and an Introduction by Rob.
Here is a list of contents:


Main Content:
“The Pirate” (verse)
“A Pirate Remembers” (verse)
“A Buccaneer Speaks” (verse)
“The Isle of Pirates Doom”
“A Song of the Anchor Chain” (verse)
“Blades of the Brotherhood”
“Buccaneer Treasure” (verse)
“Swords of the Red Brotherhood”
“Flint’s Passing” (verse)
“Black Vulmea’s Vengeance”
“A Dying Pirate Speaks of Treasure (verse)

Miscellanea:
List of Names (“The Treasure of Henry Morgan”)
“The Treasure of Henry Morgan”
Untitled, “So there I was . . .”

Untitled, “Help! Help! . . .”
Untitled Synopsis (The Shadow in the Well)
“The Shadow in the Well” — unfinished draft

Humor:
“A Pirut Story”
“Bill Boozy was a Pirate Bold” (verse)
“At the Inn of the Gory Dagger” (verse)


Pirate Adventures is $36 for REHF Members, $40 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
How to become a member? See here.


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

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

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

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





 
Sequential Pulp Comics
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Arriving in comic shops February 13!
Martin Powell (Writer), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Writer), and Jamie Chase (Art/Cover)

The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Martin Powell and Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike--an "elementary" addition to any comics library!

64 pages, $14.99, in stores on February 20.



Dark Horse Comics






The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Calling Burbank

In this, our 18th episode, we debut a brand-new feature: Calling Burbank! New Pulp publisher and writer Tommy Hancock reviews "Crime, Insured" from the perspective of a relative newcomer to The Shadow mythos! We also have commentary from Shadow expert Anthony Tollin, plus reviews of "The Thunder King," Masks # 3 and The Shadow: The History of the Radio Program.
 
Join us in celebrating the greatest pulp hero of all time!





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.


Winona Montgomery Gilliland (1891-1960) - New
Still More Weird Tales from France - New
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 2 - New
Jim Kjelgaard (1910-1959)-Part 1 - New
Weird Tales and The Shaver Mystery - New
John Impola (1906-1989)
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939)
Edison Marshall in Rensselaer
Lovecraft in Smithsonian
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 4
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1


Tom Johnson
 Three Go Back
Now available!

Tom Johnson’s best selling Young Adult novel, Three Go Back, is now available in hardback.
It features a new cover by Teresa Tuneley.

When their teleport vehicle malfunctions, becoming a time machine, it sends three young girls back in time on a journey of discovery they never expected. From the Ice Age through the Cretaceous, Permian, Carboniferous, and finally to the beginning of the Earth's evolution of life, they experience their world's prehistoric past in all its splendor and terror, coming away with the joy of knowledge and adventure!



UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS: NEW ADVENTURES ON BARSOOM
Arriving in book stores February 12!
(Writer) Jonathan Maberry & Various (Art) Darren Bader & Various (Cover) Mark Zug, Lizzy Bromley

Ever since Edgar Rice Burroughs published A Princess of Mars in 1912, fans of all ages have marveled at the adventures of John Carter, an Earthman who suddenly finds himself in a strange new world. A century later, readers can enjoy this compilation of brand-new stories starring John Carter of Mars. Collected by veteran editor John Joseph Adams, this anthology features a foreword by Tamora Pierce and stories and original art from titans of literature and illustration such as Peter S. Beagle, Garth Nix, Charles Vess, and many more, plus a glossary of Mars by Richard A. Lupoff.

Softcover, 6x8, 368 pages, $9.99





WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #22 - Arriving in comic shops February 13!
Written by Robert Place Napton
Art by Carlos Rafael
Covers by Paul Renaud (50%), Fabiano Neves (50%)

Dejah and Gunbor's shocking discovery of Mortus' true plan for Barsoom leads them into an unlikely alliance with some of Barsoom's most dangerous assassins!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Yellowed Perils - Now online!

In search of pulp ‘holy grails’  - New!
Who was that masked man?  
5 tips for writing ‘The Shadow’
‘Operator #5’ (December 1934)
Lovecraft's eldritch delights
Nab yourself a Spider ring  
H.P. Lovecraft's tips for fictioneers
Pulps aren’t comic books






01 February 2013

2013 Film Release Dates
February 14, 2013
February 22, 2013
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
DARK SKIES
March 8, 2013
March 29, 2013
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
THE HOST
April 12, 2013
OBLIVION
May 3, 2013
May 17, 2013
May 31, 2013
IRON MAN 3
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
THE PURGE
June 7, 2013
June 7, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 21, 2013
June 28, 2013
AFTER EARTH
NOW YOU SEE ME
MAN OF STEEL
WORLD WAR Z
MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY
WHITE HOUSE DOWN
July 3, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 26, 2013
THE LONE RANGER
PACIFIC RIM
THE WOLVERINE
August 9, 2013
ELYSIUM
September 13, 2013
September 27, 2013
I, FRANKENSTEIN
THE TOMB
October 18, 2013
CARRIE
November 1, 2013
November 8, 2013
November 22, 2013
ENDER'S GAME
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
December 13, 2013
December 25, 2013
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
JACK RYAN

17th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10am to 5pm!

Canada's premier pulp event!

The show is a small but pulp specific event,
with lots of great stuff for the collector and the curious alike.

From 10am to 5pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



For more information, contact us at:

info@girasolcollectables.com

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


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

We look forward to seeing you there.




2013 Windy City Pulp Convention
April 12-14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at the convention!

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

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




Adventure House - Now available!
Startling Stories - 03/39
"The Impossible World" by Eando Binder
"The Man From Mars" by P. Schuyler Miller
"The Fear Neutralizer" by Edmond Hamilton
"Tunabout" by Will Garth


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Spicy Detective Stories - 12/40
"Angel In Hell" by Ellery Watson Calder
"Murder In Season" by C.A.M. Donne
"Death's Passport" by Robert Leslie Bellem
"Murder Mistake" by George Shute
"Sally the Sleuth" by Barreaux
"Sabotage Salvage" by Jerome Severs Perry
"The Lady's Last Laugh" by Justin Case
"Killer Up A Tree" by Max Neilson
"Born To Die" by Walton Grey

 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




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

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

Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators


Airship 27 Productions
Now available!
CAPTAIN HAZZARD - CITADEL OF FEAR
By Ron Fortier & Martin Powell

NEW AIRSHIP 27 EDITION

Airship 27 Productions is happy to once again announce the availability of its second Captain Hazzard adventure; Citadel of Fear by Ron Fortier & Martin Powell. 

IN 2011 Airship 27 Productions parted ways with their former publisher and many of their titles soon sold out at distributors such as Amazon etc.  Eventually copies could only be found at various independent book stores selling for exorbitant prices.

“It was always our intention to get all our titles back out in these new Airship 27 editions,” explains Managing Editor & Co-author Fortier.  “Of course we have to juggle doing these reprint editions around our schedule for releasing new titles.  It’s not always an easy task.  Over the past year, many Captain Hazzard fans have written us complaining of the book’s unavailability at a fair and reasonable price.”

Fortier also notes that the remaining two Captain Hazzard novels that he has written; Curse of the Red Maggot and Cavemen of New York will also be offered in new editions as time allows.  “Obviously it’s our goal to have all of them up soon and we thank our loyal fans for their patience in this process.”

When scientists from all studies begin disappearing, Captain Hazzard and his team of adventures take up the mystery which leads them to a secluded city of wonders deep within Rocky Mountains ruled by the daughter of a would-be world conqueror.  The book is the first co-writing venture between Fortier and Powell, long time friends and features interior illustrations by Art Director Rob Davis with a stunning cover by Laura Givens.

Fortier in currently writing a fifth Captain Hazzard novel he hopes to have completed soon.


Available now from Create Space at the link below.
Available now as a PDF Download from Airship 27 at the link below.
Available soon from Amazon – Kindle

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Doc Savage: SKULL ISLAND
By Will Murray
Coming in March!

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


THE KING OF SKULL ISLAND - Keith "Kez" Wilson from the Doc Fantasy Cover Gallery
KONG: KING OF SKULL ISLAND - Joe DeVito



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE AVENGER #9: "Nevlo" & "Death in Slow Motion"
The original "Man of Steel" returns in three action-packed pulp thrillers by Paul Ernst and Emile Tepperman writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, The Avenger is blamed when massive power outages black out North America. Can Dick Benson locate the mastermind called "Nevlo" in time to prevent a deadly final blackout? Then, "Death in Slow Motion" cripples an American industry, and Justice, Inc. must find an antidote in time to save hundreds from the deadly paralysis plague! Finally, a defeated crook returns to plot "Vengeance on The Avenger" in an exciting novelette by Spider-wordsmith Emile Tepperman. This classic pulp reprint includes both color covers by Graves Gladney, Paul Orban's dynamic interior illustrations and commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-102-8  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!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 65: "Mystery Island" and "Trouble on Parade"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, what could cause an entire island to vanish into thin air? Doc Savage and his aides must unravel the strange secret of "Mystery Island" to save England from environmental armageddon. Then, the Man of Bronze (in a rare solo adventure) encounters a strange bearded giant floating in the Bay of Fundy. This double-novel collector's edition leads off with a classic color cover by Emery Clarke, and showcases all of Paul Orban's original interior illustrations and new historical commentary by Will Murray, writer of eleven Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-105-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming later this month!
THE SHADOW Volume 70: "The Man from Scotland Yard" and "Zemba"
The Master of Darkness teams with Scotland Yard's Eric Delka in two thrilling tales of international intrigue by Walter Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates an international spy ring with the assistance of "The Man from Scotland Yard" (in his first appearance). Then, The Shadow and Delka's investigation of missing submarine plans sets them on the trail of the legendary Parisian super-criminal, Gaspard Zemba, in Walter Gibson's all-time masterpiece of misdirection! This instant collector's item showcases both classic pulp covers by George Rozen and all the original interior illustrations of Tom Lovell, with commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-104-2 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)

Baen Books: The Worlds Of Edgar Rice Burroughs - Coming in October!
Edited by Mike Resnick and Bob Garcia


Bob Garcia and Mike Resnick will be editing an anthology, The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, for Baen Books.
It will feature all new stories using ERB’s characters and worlds, with one exception: it will feature Resnick's novella, “The Forgotten Sea of Mars”, which helped ERB-dom become the only Burroughs fanzine ever to win a Hugo back in 1966.
This will be the stories first appearance in 47 years.
The reason that the only Mars/Barsoom story in this anthology is a reprint and not a new story is because of contractual agreements between ERB, Inc and Walt Disney Pictures, the latter retaining a wide range of rights for the entire Barsoom canon. This anthology is authorized by ERB, Inc.

Contents:
“Tarzan and the Great War” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“The Fallen” by Mercedes Lackey
“The Forgotten Sea of Mars” by Mike Resnick
“Scorpion Men of Venus” by Richard Lupoff
“Apache Lawman” by Ralph Roberts
“Tarzan and the Martian Invaders” by Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah Hoyt
“Moon Maid over Manhattan” by Peter David
“The Two Billys” by Max Alan Collins and Matthew Clemens
“To The Nearest Planet” by Todd McCaffrey
“The Dead World” by F. Paul Wilson
“Tarzan and The Land That Time Forgot” by Joe R. Lansdale



Beb Books - Now available!
Start the New Year with two new reprints from the Secret Agent X series and two novels of South Sea adventure!

Secret Agent X: SLAVES OF THE SCORPION
Secret Agent X: SATAN'S SYNDICATE
WILD BLOOD by Gordon Young (A Hurricane Williams story)
KING OF CHAOS by Johnston McCulley!



The New Year begins for Beb Books with two new reprints from the famous Secret Agent X series and novels of South Seas adventure.

First up is "Slaves of the Scorpion, the 32nd adventure of the Man of a Thousand Faces.

Weird symbol of ruthless greed and savage murder, that crimson talisman of the Scorpion flared its scarlet hue from skyscraper pinnacles. For the dreaded Scorpion had finally struck, seizing full power of the metropolis. And Agent X, greatest impersonator of the century, knew that he had met his match in a devil who could change his identity with the speed of light.

The Scorpion demands obedience from all gangs on threat of secret assassination. No one is safe from the Scorpion's sinister plots. Can the Secret Agent defeat a criminal after he's already conquered the city?

This is followed by Satan's Syndicate. Secret Agent X's 33rd adventure.

The weird coal mine Inferno, burning for decades, poured its ghastly flames into the stark night. It was a fitting lair for the awesome, implacable killer who sent such chill terror to the hearts of powerful coal barons that they formed a dread syndicate with Satan to save their lives. And even the skill and daring of Secret Agent X seemed defeated against so powerful a combine.

The firstof our two South Seas adventures is “Wild Blood” our third reprint of the Hurricane Williams series (though second in sequence). Williams is determined to steal a schooner and take it to a remote island for reasons he refuses to give.  But he’s not above letting an Englishman and his daughter pay his expenses since they, too, want to go to this island, for reasons they won’t give. Will Williams survive all the skulduggery and secret plotting? Will the Englishman discover why Williams is nicknamed “Hurricane. $6/00 for a fascinating adventure.

The other story ready for ordering is Johnston McCulley’s novel of kidnaping and South Seas adventure, “King of Chaos.” – A yong man is kidnaped from the harbor of Seattle and when he recovers from a chloroforming is surprised to find that everyone treats him as if he were a king. Albeit, a king being dragged willy-nilly to a remote island settled by his Great grandfather a century before.  In accordance to a weird will, he is being returned to the island to resume the monarchy. The current rulers of the island are naturally somewhat less than enthused. Suddenly the supreme ruler of the land is a hunted dog. Can he survive and reclaim his throne? Breakneck action for only $6.00


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


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

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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224







Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE CONQUEST OF THE AIR
Forty Days of Aerial Navigation
by Alphonse Brown
adapted by Brian Stableford

The Rocky Mountains stood before them, their snowy summits reaching an altitude of between three and four thou-sand meters. It was certainly possible to pass over them, but it would be necessary to sacrifice some of the gas enclosed in the hull, because its tension risked causing an explosion.
               
Within the history of the French popular fiction, The Conquest of the Air (1875) with its trip around the world in forty days in a steam-powered flying machine, is significant in terms of its prediction of the development of future aviation; as well as its contribution to the development of Vernian fiction.

Alphonse Brown was one of the first French writers to follow in the footsteps of Jules Verne, penning a series of "extraordinary voyages" relying on air power and futuristic inventions. He was one of the main contributors to the leading scientific anticipation magazine of the times, La Science illustrée, and the author of City of Glass published by Black Coat Press.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 332 pages

ISOLINE AND THE SERPENT-FLOWER
by Judith Gautier
adapted by Brian Stableford

One day, the beautiful Miou-Chen awoke from a long sleep. She was in a wild forest, lying on lotus flowers, a tiger the color of jade asleep at her feet. While she scanned her surroundings, she saw a young boy with shiny brown skin coming through the trees. "I have come to you by command of the Lord of Hell," he said. "The great Jade King admires your wisdom, and if your courage is unfailing, he will consent to let you pass through the gate of the terrible city of Fou-Tou-Tchan and visit his realm."
              
Judith Gautier (1845-1917) was the daughter of the great Romantic writer, Théophile Gautier. Isoline features an extraordinary heroine and recycles Sleeping Beauty with a sharp ironic edge. The Serpent-Flower deals with guilt and vengeance from beyond the grave. Too Late is a subversive pastiche of hallucinatory erotic obsession. Her Oriental stories, such as The Prince with the Bloody Head and The Boatwoman of the Blue River, are flamboyant reinterpretations of myths and legends.

Judith Gautier's works deal with the painful isolation of the individual and the destructive power of love. They commanded a considerable degree of critical respect and represented a refinement of the primitive Orientalism pioneered by early members of the French Romantic Movement. She made a highly significant contribution to the development of a literary Orient that was subsequently exploited by many later writers.


US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 236 pages


SHERLOCK HOLMES IN PARIS
by Séamas Duffy

The Adventure of the Nebrodi Sapphire
Sherlock Holmes receives a coded message warning of a jewel robbery in Paris. By the time he and Watson arrive, the man charged with safeguarding the jewel is dead, presumably murdered, yet the Nebrodi Sapphire does not appear to have been stolen. Who is behind the death of the jewel's guardian? Was it the shadowy Habits Noirs? And what of the enigmatic Raoul d'Andrésy who vehemently denies any involvement in the crime?

The Adventure of the Bognor Prestidigitation Circle
A bright young neurologist disappeared suddenly after three of his patients died, yet the post mortem examination does not indicate murder. At the same time, a spate of bank robberies brings Inspector Lestrade to Baker Street. What goes on inside the premises of the bizarre Bognor Prestidigitation Circle? Is it a front for something much more sinister?

The Afflictions of Dom Agostinho Mendoça

Mycroft asks Holmes to investigate the case of a Portuguese nobleman living in Paris who believes he is being poisoned. The Great Detective struggles to discover the cause of Dom Agostinho's afflictions. But with an insight from an unexpected source, he solves the mystery in a way which astonishes and even disturbs Watson...

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






Blogging Austin Briggs’ Flash Gordon – Part Thirteen, “The Storm Queen of Valkr” / “The Wizard King of the Fur Men”  - Now online!
“The Storm Queen of Valkr” was the twenty-sixth installment of the Flash Gordon Sunday comic strip serial for King Features Syndicate. Originally published between March 24 and September 29, 1946, “The Storm Queen of Valkr” opens with Flash’s rocketship crashing down in the eye of the hurricane. Flash pulls Dale from the wreckage just as the ship explodes. They are rescued by a party of amazons riding giant wolves and discover their leader is Valkir, Queen of the Forbidden Kingdom of Valkr where they have landed. Once they reach Valkir’s palace, Flash is placed in the Queen’s harem. He soon meets her royal consort, Marko and her dwarf jester, Roki. At dinner, Flash offends Valkir by stating he is President of Mongo. She challenges him to a fencing match. When Flash bests her, her oversized house cat pounces upon him. Flash fights off the great cat. Later Marko confides in him that Kang’s rocketship has likewise crashed down in Valkr and the deposed Emperor is wooing the Queen and setting himself up as a rival to Marko. This marks an interesting departure from the established formula where the reader would expect the Queen to quickly fall for Flash with her consort becoming a jealous rival to our hero.

Read the rest at the links below.

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 216: Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton - Kolchak and Honey West
Janet Hetherington and Ronn Sutton, the creative team on the Moonstone comic book Kolchak and Honey West, visit the Book Cave to talk about their new comic, as well as others, and creating comics.

Episode 215: Van Plexico and The Sentinels
Van Plexico visits the Book Cave to talk about the latest installment in his Sentinels series of books.

Episode 214:  Ed Catto Returns with News and Updates on Captain Action
Episode 213:  The Adventures of Tom
Episode 212: Kevin Rau
Episode 211: 2011 Year End Special
Episode 210: Gloria Fickling aka Honey West
Episode 209: Tom and Ginger Johnson
Episode 208: Jeff Doten
Episode 207: The Golden Age
Books of the Dead Press - Now available!
John L. French’s Paradise Denied


Books of the Dead Press is proud to present our newest title: John L. French’s Paradise Denied
Paradise Denied is a collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors. It is available from Amazon and m Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The eBook is also available from Smashwords (www.smashwords.com)

About the book:
John L. French - a crime scene investigator for the Baltimore Police Crime Lab - has seen more than his share of murders, shootings and serious assaults. As a break from the realities of his job, he writes science fiction, pulp, horror, fantasy, and, of course, crime fiction.

And he does it perfectly. Because he knows.

He knows…

Table of Contents:
FAST EDDIE’S BIG NIGHT OUT / A NEW HOUSE / PARADISE DENIED / THE BEST SOLUTION / EFFECT AND CAUSE / PI IN THE SKY / THE RIGHT BETRAYAL / A SECOND AWAY / NOT WRONG AT ALL / SO MANY DEATHS, SO MANY LIES / SURPRISE PACKAGE / THE LAST CONVENTION / TISSUE OF LIES / CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION / CAIN / HERO / WHAT GOES AROUND





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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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





The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, December 2012 - ePub edition now available!

The ePub edition sells for $4.50. The print copy will sell for $7.50 (and will be on sale soon!)

Contents:
Prefatory Remarks By Mark E. Hall

Articles
The Writer’s Style: Sound and Syntax in Howard’s Sentences By David C. Smith
“I ’n’ I A-Liberate Zimbabwe”: Motifs of Africa and Freedom in Howard’s “The Grisly Horror” By Patrick R. Burger
Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts By Rob Roehm
Reviews by Charles Hoffman and Charles Gramlich.


THE DARK MAN is starting to put sold-out issues on line for free. The first one being made available is TDM Vol. 3, No. 2.  You can download it at the link below.




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

Friday's Forgotten Books: THE LINKS - plus - "East of Singapore" by Frederick Nebel - New!
Art Gallery: Tarzan of the Pulps - New!
THE LONE RANGER Rides Some More: Four Color Comics 1946-1947 - New!
WEIRD TALES 10, 11 & 12 - New!
Forgotten Books: Paperbacks, U.S.A.
The First LONE RANGER Comics
Art Gallery: Captain Future 1, 2 and 3 (1940)
Art Gallery: WEIRD TALES 7, 8 & 9
Forgotten (and FREE) Stories: Race Williams returns in "Monogram in Lead" by Carroll John Daly
Still Weird After All These Years: WEIRD TALES 4, 5 & 6



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!

"Meet the Corpse!" by G. T. Fleming-Roberts from SECRET AGENT "X", February, 1935
Anthony Claridge, investigator, investigates the mysterious death of stage magician Mark Cagnon and gets involved in a death threat to the four brothers of the Cagnon family.

"Step By Step" by William O'Sullivan from THRILLING DETECTIVE, December, 1947
It was tough going for Ollie Dane, recent F. B. I. graduate, when his skeptical townsmen scoffed at modern police methods!




Famous (and Forgotten) Fiction - Now online!


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

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

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





Girasol Collectables - February Pulp Replicas!

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

For the 2013 Replica lineup, we're stepping up Terror Tales and Operator 5 to six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
We'll also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.


Monthly Special: All three for $85 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #89 from Feb. 1941 - $35
Featuring  "The Spider and the Slave Doctor
"

TERROR TALES #35 from July-August 1938 - $35
TERROR TALES is now bi-monthly!!!!
SAUCY MOVIE TALES #17 from March 1937 - $25

 
 
 
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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

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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#12 April 1936

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

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

#35 July-August 1938

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

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

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


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club - February 9, 2013!
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Hard Case Crime - Coming later this month!

SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT
Max Allan Collins
Cover art by Glen Orbik

COMIC BOOKS ARE CORRUPTING AMERICA’S YOUTH!

Or so the esteemed Dr. Werner Frederick would have people believe—people like the Congressmen holding hearings on banning violent crime and horror "funny books." And when the crusade provokes a most un-funny murder, Jack Starr—comics syndicate troubleshooter—has no shortage of suspects. Was it the knife-wielding juvenile delinquent or the naked seductress? Perhaps a frustrated publisher or an outraged cartoonist. Or was it a comic book reader...?

Inspired by the real-life 1950s witch-hunt against Tales From the Crypt publisher EC Comics, SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT pulls back the curtain for an insider’s view of the history of comics—and features more than a dozen brand new illustrations in the classic EC style by comic book legend Terry Beatty!

First publication ever!
In addition to his work for Hard Case Crime, Collins is famous as the long-time scripter of the Dick Tracy comic strip and comic books such as Batman and Ms. Tree


 
King Conan: Hour of the Dragon - Coming May 29!

Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce the return of a fan-favorite Conan creative team.  Writer Timothy Truman, artist Tomás Giorello, and colorist José Villarrubia are set to adapt Robert E. Howard’s only Conan novel in two six-issue miniseries. The first series, titled The Hour of the Dragon will run through October 2013 and continue in a second arc titled King Conan: The Conqueror starting in February 2014.

King Conan has faced many threats to his throne in Aquilonia—but none more deadly than a traitorous alliance backed by the resurrected sorcerer Xaltotun, at whose command mountains crumble!
 
King Conan: Hour of the Dragon, features covers by Gerald Parel and Sanjulian and debuts May 29.





 

KING CONAN: THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD TP 
Arriving in comic shops February 6!

Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art), José Villarrubia (Color), and Andrew Robinson (Cover)

King Conan is beset on all sides by scheming politicians plotting his demise! But the conspirators have chosen the wrong ally in Thoth-Amon. The barbarian king will need more than a strong arm and a sturdy ax to face the horrors at his chamber door!

96 pages, $14.99, in stores on February 20.




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

The Relationship Between Pulp Editor and Writer: Fantastic Article Out Now - New!
Upcoming Paul Powers Stories and Articles
Daisy Bacon's First Love Story In Its Entirety
Pulp Fest 2012 Report
"Dear Mrs. Browne"; Daisy's First Job at LOVE STORY
"To Steal A Ranch," A Complete Paul Powers Story
The EXCITING series of pulps
MAGAZINES I REMEMBER by Hugh Cave: An Appreciation
Happy Holidays from Daisy Bacon

Mike Chomko - February / March 2013 newsletter is now available!
Mike's February/March 2013 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 established a website where you can download his current and past newsletters.
The website is located at http://sites.google.com/site/mikechomkobooks/






Mamie Van Doren has signed to appear as a guest at the September 19-21, 2013 Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention!
Other celebrities have signed but we'll announce them one by one throughout January as we start updating the website.



2013 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention


Mystery*File - Now online!

ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  WHITHER VINTAGE PAPERBACKS?  by Walker Martin  - New!
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING: Thoughts on a December Evening, by Walker Martin
Reviewed by Marv Lachman: SHELDON JAFFERY, Editor – Selected Tales of Grim and Grue from the Horror Pulps
CON REPORT: PulpFest 2012, by Walker Martin
RICHARD DEMING’s Manville Moon series, by Jon L. Breen
Reviewed by Walker Martin: FREDERICK NEBEL – Tough As Nails: The Complete Cases of Donahue from the Pages of Black Mask
Reviewed by Walker Martin: DAVID GOODIS – Five Noir Novels of the 1940′s and 1950′s



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

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

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

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

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

Available on Amazon.com

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



Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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






Thursday July 25th – Sunday, July 28th

Enter the Phantom

In 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated the 32nd president of the United States of America, proclaiming that “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Adolph Hitler was named the Chancellor of Germany, amid promises of a parliamentary democracy. San Francisco broke ground for the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. King Kong premiered in New York City and the game of Monopoly was invented. Prohibition came to an end. And the hero pulp revolution began.
 
The tremendous success of Street & Smith’s The Shadow Magazine prompted the return of the single-character periodical. The first of these hero pulps was The Phantom Detective. Launched by Ned Pines’ Thrilling Group, the Phantom was the alter ego of man-about-town Richard Curtis Van Loan. A veteran of the first world war, this moneyed playboy was bored with life until a family friend recommended he “try his hand at solving a mysterious crime which had stumped the police.” His initial success led Van Loan to dedicate his life and fortune to combat crime, making the Phantom “a name known and admired by the police of every nation.”
 
The first issue of The Phantom Detective was dated February 1933. It would be followed that year by other single-character pulps including Doc Savage, The Spider, and Pete Rice Magazine. The Summer 1953 issue would be the final number of The Phantom Detective. It was the longest-lived of the hero pulps, lasting for just over twenty years.
 
Join PulpFest in July for a celebration of “The Hero Pulps of 1933.”


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

Luke Short novels as comics (FREE)
Henry Oyen - Reporter, Pulp Author
Arthur D. Howden Smith - journalist, historian, soldier, pulp author
Merry Pulp Christmas
The Burning Sky - novella by H. A. DeRosso
H. A. DeRosso - Western Noir pulp author
The history of the Argosy magazine - article by William DeWart, publisher of the Argosy magazine
James B. Hendryx - Cowboy, Prospector, Gambler, Writer, Rancher


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/

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #21
Unabridged Audiobook

Dr. Yen Sin Audiobook #2
The Mystery of the Golden Skull

by Donald E. Keyhoe
Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Ever since Sax Rohmer conceived Dr. Fu Manchu, thriller writers have attempted to emulate his sinister appeal. No class of authors vied to out-villain Rohmer more than the pulp writers of the 1930s. The very best of these imitations was the work of top pulpateer Donald E. Keyhoe, later to make headlines as the retired Air Force officer who claimed that flying saucers were real.

Dr. Yen Sin lasted only three issues in 1936, but Keyhoe’s short-lived trilogy was a memorable attempt to given the “Yellow Peril” theme a mature and suspenseful treatment. The premise is a familiar one—a sinister Chinese super-scientist out to conquer the world. Pitted against him is the Q-Group, headed by State Department operative Michael Traile, who because of a childhood accident cannot sleep. Instead, he employs Yoga as a substitute. Under Traile are a host of secret agents, chief of whom is Eric Gordon of the F. B. I., who reports personally to Director John Glover—actually J. Edgar Hoover. Adding a dash of feminine mystique is Sin’s mysterious cohort, Sonya Damatri, while Eric Gordon’s girlfriend, Iris Vaughan, furnishes the series’ love interest.
 
Beginning with The Mystery of The Dragon’s Shadow and continuing through The Mystery of the Golden Skull and The Mystery of the Singing Mummies, the running battle between Dr. Yen Sin and his sleepless nemesis is a riveting roller-coaster ride of exotic torture, diabolic doom devices and sudden death that rages from Washington, D. C. to San Francisco! One wishes that Popular Publications had seen fit to publish the promised fourth installment, The Mystery of the Faceless Men…This series was that good!
 
Here is the riveting second encounter between Traile and Dr. Sin. The Mystery of the Golden Skull is read with pulsing intensity by Michael C. Gwynne. New York City is the stage. Horror is the watchword as Dr. Sin attempts to revive the secret society known as the Circle of the Golden Skull. What happens when Michael Traile steals the Golden Skull talisman—forcing Yen Sin to search for him?
 
Also included are a trio of Chinatown tales by Moran Tudury, Don Cameron, and Arden X. Pangborn. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.




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.

 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.

The Spider #55: City of Whispering Death
Over New York's hushed streets, the Whisper's fearsome mutter fell, telling men that the time had come to die! Throughout that entire panic-stricken metropolis, no man dared testify against a single criminal lest he, himself, be slashed to bloody bits by the invisible death which left no clue save a quivering, mutilated corpse! While the Underworld ran riot, and the helpless Law stood aghast, Richard Wentworth, as the Spider, loosed his mightiest effort — a counter-reign of terror which struck at the murder-maniac whose every word was a death-sentence and who had coined a fortune out of unclaimed corpses!Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
 
The Spider #56: When Thousands Slept in Hell
Over Manhattan hung the bony, beckoning finger — signaling untold thousands to wholesale slaughter I For the Sleeping Death had crept into New York's doomed bedchambers, and those who dared lie down to slumber never awakened again! In this nightmare holocaust, ruled by a slaying Sandman, with the Underworld turned loose to ravage the red-eyed city, only Richard Wentworth, in the Spider's sinister guise, dared wage desperate battle for an insomnia-maddened people — against a murder-Morpheus who turned night into hell and sang to a doomed metropolis his terrifying lullaby of death! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.

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!   

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


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
Operator 5 #27: Patriot's Death Battalion
Jimmy Christopher, clean-cut, square-jawed and clear-eyed, was the star of the most audacious pulp magazines ever conceived — Operator #5. Savage would-be conquerors, creepy cults, weird weather-controllers and famine-creating menaces to our mid-western breadbasket... these were but a few of the fiendish horrors that Jimmy Christopher was forced to confront. Operator #5 returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. $2.99.
 
Terror Tales: J. O. Quinliven
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine by J. O. Quinliven, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Dr Yen Sin #2:The Mystery of the Golden Skull
Moving east from the ration's capitol at Washington, Dr. Yen Sin, saffron-skinned scourge of the Orient, sets up his hell-base in New York and under the banner of the Golden Skull, once again locks horns with Michael Traile, the Man Who Never Sleeps, and his partner Eric Gordon. What is the ghastly doom he brings with him to turn living men to rainbow-colored dust? Why should the flowers in his corpse garden have their heads removed, only to be sewed on again — backwards — by the surgeon mandarin? $2.99.

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

 
Terror Tales: Accursed Thirst by Norvell W. Page
He was such a creature as even the bravest fled from in frenzied fear! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Rangeland Romances #21: Honkatonk Girls Don't Cry! by Marian O'Hearn
Vivacious Vida played her handsome, honkatonk boss against the dashing, millionaire grandee — till she lost both that wild night when Grasslands branded her a notorious woman. One of the most popular settings for romance stories was the old west, where men were men and women were women. As many a swooning damsel could attest, "There's something about a cowboy." The western romance became one of the most popular types of magazines sold during the early and mid-twentieth century. $0.99.


All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility. When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBook to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.
 
Find these legendary Pulp tales and more in Will Murray's Pulp Classics, available in the Kindle store and coming very soon to the iBook Store! The best Pulp eBooks now available for only $2.99 each from Radio Archives!



 


 


The Revenge of Margaret Brundage, 'The Queen of the Pulps' - Now online!

Margaret Brundage was "The Queen of the Pulps"—and is now something of a forgotten revolutionary. In the early 1930s, when pulp magazines were at their most popular, she forever changed the look of fantasy and horror with 66 steamy covers created for the legendary Weird Tales. Throughout the decade her work was ubiquitous, but by the mid-1940s it had disappeared from the magazine racks. And while she remains a legend among pulp fans for this pin-up horror art, outside the niche she is seldom mentioned.

Read the rest at the link below.


The Revenge of Margaret Brundage, 'The Queen of the Pulps'     Vanguard Productions


Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
PIRATE ADVENTURES
Now avalable for pre-order!

The book features a fantastic pulpish cover by Tom Gianni and an Introduction by Rob.
Here is a list of contents:


Main Content:
“The Pirate” (verse)
“A Pirate Remembers” (verse)
“A Buccaneer Speaks” (verse)
“The Isle of Pirates Doom”
“A Song of the Anchor Chain” (verse)
“Blades of the Brotherhood”
“Buccaneer Treasure” (verse)
“Swords of the Red Brotherhood”
“Flint’s Passing” (verse)
“Black Vulmea’s Vengeance”
“A Dying Pirate Speaks of Treasure (verse)

Miscellanea:
List of Names (“The Treasure of Henry Morgan”)
“The Treasure of Henry Morgan”
Untitled, “So there I was . . .”

Untitled, “Help! Help! . . .”
Untitled Synopsis (The Shadow in the Well)
“The Shadow in the Well” — unfinished draft

Humor:
“A Pirut Story”
“Bill Boozy was a Pirate Bold” (verse)
“At the Inn of the Gory Dagger” (verse)


Pirate Adventures is $36 for REHF Members, $40 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
How to become a member? See here.


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

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

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

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



SENTINELS: METALGOD - Now on Kindle!
#1 Best-Selling Superhero Pulp Epic's Latest Installment Hits Amazon e-Book Format!

White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in Kindle format of Van Allen Plexico’s SENTINELS: METALGOD, the newest adventure in the famed and very popular cosmic superhero saga!
The trade paperback edition, released in December, reached #1 on the New Pulp Best Sellers List in only its second week of release, and was the very first book to earn "New Pulp Recommendation of the Week" at BarryReese.net.

In the wake of the Worldmind/Stellarax Crisis, what’s left of the team has scattered to the four winds. Brachis and Mondrian cross the depths of space in a desperate attempt to stave off galactic civil war, while Pulsar and her sister work to assemble an entirely new team of heroes back on Earth. Time is short, the supply of heroes is shorter, and no one is exactly who he appears to be.  And into this precarious situation arrives the deadly and enigmatic mechanoid from space—the being known only as METALGOD!
"If you aren’t a Sentinels fan yet, it’s high time you checked it out," says Pulp Fiction Reviews of METALGOD. "This kind of reading fun doesn’t come along every day."
"Van is taking the beating heart of comics (the superhero story) and transporting it back into the prose world of the pulps. And he’s going it very, very well," adds Barry Reese, creator of the Rook.  "Jump aboard the Sentinels train today — you won’t regret it."

White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and reached as high as #2 on the New Pulp Bestsellers List, and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.
SENTINELS: METALGOD is a $2.99 e-book on Kindle, and a $14.95, 6x9 format trade paperback from White Rocket Books.  Previous volumes in the series are available in two omnibus paperbacks, and each is a $2.99 e-book for Kindle and other e-readers.

194 pages; 5 full-page illustrations by Chris Kohler (paperback edition only)
ISBN-13:   978-0-61573-390-6 (6x9” Trade Paperback)





Coming soon!


War in Pellucidar
Detail from the battle for Pellucidar
 
From an all-new graphic novel of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventure, AT THE EARTH'S CORE.
 Illustrated by Jamie Chase.
Written by Martin Powell. Authorized by ERB, Inc.
 The Adventure Begins in 2013.
 From Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.
 Artwork © Jamie Chase





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
The Shadow Strikes

The Shadow Fan returns for his 17th episode! This time, Barry takes a look at The Shadow Strikes -- the 1937 feature film, the Belmont novel of the same name and the 1989 DC Comics' series! Which Shadow Strikes is the one that's stood the test of time? Listen to find out! Also: Doc Savage's crossover novel is announced, Chris Roberson's interview on The Word Balloon is discussed and we look at three predecessors to The Shadow!
 
If you love pulp and/or The Shadow, then this podcast is for you!


THE SHATTERING: LORDS OF FIRE - Arrives in Trade Paperback!
Plexico Brings Military SF/Space Opera to the world of New Pulp!

White Rocket Books proudly announces the release in trade paperback format of Van Allen Plexico’s THE SHATTERING, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE!

Stripped of his authority by the Emperor of Mankind and assigned to duty in deepest space for failing to prevent the greatest robbery in history, former Colonel Ezekial Tamerlane believes his career as a soldier is over.  But strange forces are at work, urging the Emperor to set out on a journey fraught with dangers into a nightmare realm a universe away from our own; and Tamerlane, like it or not, is going along for the ride.  What he and his high-tech super-soldiers find along the way will shake the Empire to its very foundations, and unleash a crisis of galactic proportions that not all the armies in creation can hold back...
"Plexico is the master of space opera." --Pulp Fiction Reviews

LORDS OF FIRE begins a new galaxy-shattering adventure from the author of HAWK: HAND OF THE MACHINE and LUCIAN: DARK GOD’S HOMECOMING, and bridges the divide between those two novels and universes.  Here we see the fallout from the war of the gods in LUCIAN, and the growing crisis that will lead to the creation of Hawk and the other Hands of the Machine.  Futuristic armies clash, godlike beings manipulate empires, and the gateway to the Underverse of the Below is reopened, unleashing slavering demonic hordes upon an unsuspecting galaxy!

Plexico’s previous novel, SENTINELS: METALGOD, reached #1 on the New Pulp Best-Sellers List in December 2012.  “Nobody—not even Abnett and Lanning—does cosmic superheroes like Van Allen Plexico.  Nobody,” said Barry Reese, creator of the Rook and Lazarus Grey.

“I wanted this book to kick off the new “Shattering” saga with a bang—with action from start to finish,” says Plexico of LORDS OF FIRE, “and that’s exactly what it does.  I have no doubt that my loyal cadre of longtime readers will enjoy it, and I’m confident it will appeal to a new readership of bold Military SF enthusiasts who like a mash-up of high-tech combat and supernatural menaces in the vein of the Warhammer 40,000 books.”
White Rocket Books is a leader in the New Pulp movement, publishing exciting action and adventure novels and anthologies since 2005, in both traditional and electronic formats.   White Rocket books have hit the Amazon.com Top 15-by-Genre and reached #1 on the New Pulp Best-Sellers List, and have garnered praise from everyone from Marvel Comics Vice-President Tom Brevoort to Kirkus Reviews.

THE SHATTERING, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE is a $15.95, 6x9 format trade paperback from White Rocket Books. 
316 pages.

ISBN-13:  978-0-61575-419-2     ISBN-10:   0-61575-419-8   (6x9” Trade Paperback)


Tachyon Publications: THE APES OF WRATH - Now available!
by Richard Klaw, editor

From the jungles of Tarzan to outer space and beyond, the apes in these remarkable tales boldly go where humans dare not. Provocative and fantastical, this clever anthology delves into the cultural fascination with—and dread of—humanity's simian cousins. In "Evil Robot Monkey," a disgruntled chimp receives an implant that makes him more cunning than his cohort and humans alike; and a murder mystery unravels with the discovery of a hair that does not appear quite human in the classic Poe tale, "Murders in the Rue Morgue." Merging steampunk with slapstick, "The Ape-Box Affair" has a not-so-ordinary orangutan landing on Earth in a spherical flying ship—where he is promptly mistaken for an alien; and Joe R. Lansdale has King Kong setting a terrible example with booze and Barbie dolls in "Godzilla's Twelve-Step Program." Intertwining beloved classics with inventive new writings, this collection explores the lighter and darker sides of these furry primates and holds a mirror to man's deepest anxieties and desires.

Foreword by Rupert Wyatt, director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Introduction by Richard Klaw, editor

Contents:
"Tarzan's First Love" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
"Quidquid volueris" by Gustave Flaubert
"A Report to an Academy" by Franz Kafka
"Her Furry Face" by Leigh Kennedy
"Evil Robot Monkey" by Mary Robinette Kowal
"Godzilla's 12 Step Program" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Rachel in Love" by Pat Murphy
"Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allen Poe
"The Maze of Maâl Dweb" by Clark Ashton Smith
"Deviation From A Theme" by Steven Utley
"Dr. Hudson's Secret Gorilla" by Howard Waldrop
"The Cult of the White Ape" by Hugh B. Cave
"The Apes and the Two Travelers" by Aesop
“After King Kong Fell” by Philip Jose Farmer
"The Ape Box Affair" by James Blaylock
"Faded Roses" by Karen Joy Fowler
"Red Shadows" by Robert E. Howard

Comics essay by Scott Cupp
Literature essay by Jess Nevins
Movies essay by Rick Klaw
Gorilla Men essay by Mark Finn

Trade paperback, $15.95
978-1-61696-085-8



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

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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.

John Impola (1906-1989) - New
Thomas deV. Harper (1890-1939) - New
Edison Marshall in Rensselaer - New
Lovecraft in Smithsonian
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 4
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 3
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 2
Tolkien and Weird Tales-Part 1

Tom Johnson
Now available on Kindle!

When the Man In Purple uncovers an evil plot of massive greed, his team of rogues plan to remove their ill-gotten gains from their vaults, one criminal at a time, but he soon discovers that these seven men of crime are as vicious as any mad dog, and a wrong move on his part could easily end his young adventurous career. Follow the Three Rogues as they pit their brains and skills against the evil genius behind The Hooded Circle of 7.






The Uchronic Press - Now available!
The Studio Spectre


The Uchronic Press is proud to announce the third novella in the Uchronic Tales line—The Studio Spectre.

This time around, Clark Tyler finds himself on a movie lot with a killer on the loose. The rumors had always warned that the lot was haunted, but this time it seems the Spectre is out to kill Hollywood's hottest starlet.

W. Peter Miller (The Zeppelin, The Horn) brings another exciting pulp action tale to the Uchronic series. Dames, death, and Tinseltown are the backdrop for this mystery in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Is the Spectre real, or an elaborate hoax? The Jade Monk joins forces with Clark as they hunt for The Studio Spectre!

The eBook is on sale now at Amazon and the Nook store and just about everywhere else eBooks are sold. The paperback is at Amazon. The book features a stunning cover by Mike Fyles and is packed with thrill, chills, and a firetruck chase through the streets of Hollywood! How many books can say that!

The Uchronic Press serves reader that crave action, excitement, and a bit of an edge to their pulp adventure fiction. Or stories take place in a alternate past, a Uchronic world greatly like our own, but with a dash more mystery, danger, and the macabre. Here you will find heroic adventure, outlandish science, ferocious alchemy, and an alternate history just slightly larger than our own.

Look for other adventures featuring perilous airships, lost civilizations, and earth-shattering danger!



Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
The Society of Steam: Power Under Pressure, Book 3, Andrew Mayer, Pyr, $16.00, January 8, 2013

Coming soon!
Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, eds. Camille Alexa & Claude Lalumiere, Tyche Books, $15.95,   February 13, 2013
The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, ed. John Joseph Adams, Tor, $25.99, Feb. 2, 2013
The Arena Man [Max August], Steve Englehart, Tor, $24.99, February 19, 2013
Hell to Pay: To Hell and Back, Book 3, Matthew Hughes, Angry Robot, $7.99, February 26, 2013
Ex-Heroes, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, February 26, 2013
Superheroes, ed. Rich Horton, Prime Books, $15.95, February 27, 2013

S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  February 28, 2013
Civil War, Stuart Moore, Marvel, $7.99, March 19, 2013
The Age Atomic, Adam Christopher, Angry Robot, $14.99, March 26, 2013
The Black Stiletto: Stars & Stripes, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $25.95, April 2, 2013
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99, April 15, 2013
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $25.99, April 16, 2013
Iron Man: Extremis, Marie Javins, Marvel, $24.99, April 16, 2013  

Ex-Patriots, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, April 23, 2013            
World Divided, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, April 30, 2013
All My Friends Are Superheroes, [10th Anniversary Ed.], Andrew Kaufman, Coach House Books, $15.95, June 4, 2013
Man of Steel: The Official Movie Novelization, Greg Cox, Titan, $7.99, June 14, 2013

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

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