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The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS
 
LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

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

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

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

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

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

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com



The 38th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship on April 3-4, 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Guest of Honor: Darynda Jones (The Charley Davidson Series. The Darklight Trilogy)
Special Guest: Arthur M. (Art) Dula, space lawyer, patent attorney, and the literary executor for science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein. 
He is also chairman and founder of the private spaceflight computer, Excalibur Almaz.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Theme: The Wide World of Speculative Fiction!                                                                                                                                                                                    
Events:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Thursday:                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 6:00 pm Reading by Darynda Jones                                                                                                                                                                                               
Friday:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 9:30-11:30 am  Readings by visiting authors                                                                                                                                                                                    
 12-Noon  Luncheon ($10, payable at door, reservations are required)                                                                                                                                                            
 3-6 pm   SF/Fantasy Panels  (topics are tentative)                                                                                                                                                                             
   -The Art of SF/Fantasy Illustration                                                                                                                                                                                            
   -Science in Heinlein and Early SF (with a focus of Frederik Pohl)                                                                                                                                                             
   -Short-Attention Span Panel                                                                                                                                                                                                   
   -Advice for Beginning Writers                                                                                                                                                                                                 
   -Young Adult Speculative Fiction                                                                                                                                                                                              
   -New Directions in SF/Fantasy Film and Fiction                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu


Altus Press
Now available!
Winter Kill: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 4: 1935-36
 by Frederick Nebel, introduction by David Lewis

 
This is Black Mask at its best—slam-bang action, crackling dialogue and the keenest wit this side of Dashiell Hammett. Frederick Nebel was a master of the hardboiled school, and the nine-year saga of Captain Steve MacBride and Kennedy of the Free Press was his finest body of work. This last of four volumes presents the final eight novelettes, complete with the original illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, and a new introduction by Evan Lewis. Hold onto your seat. It’s going to be a wild ride.
 
That’s Kennedy (May, 1935)
 Die-Hard (August, 1935)
 Winter Kill (November, 1935)
 Fan Dance (January, 1936)
 No Hard Feelings (February, 1936)
 Crack Down (April, 1936)
 Hard to Take (June, 1936)
 Deep Red (August, 1936)
 
384 pages, approx. 6"x9"

Altus Press


Altus Press
Still available!






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 73: "Land of Long Juju" and "Se-Pah-Poo"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in exotic pulp thrillers by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the capture of Renny by African warriors of the mysterious Shimba propels Doc and Patricia Savage on a daring rescue mission to "The Land of Long JuJu." Then, in "Se-Pah-Poo," the bizarre murder of an archeologist in Arizona and a withered hand lead the Man of Bronze and his aides to an ancient lost city! BONUS: a two-fisted adventure of Cap Fury, The Skipper! This instant collector's item leads off with the classic 1937 color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris and also includes all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban plus historical commentary by Will Murray, author of thirteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-136-3 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 82: "The Spy Ring" and "The White Column"
The Knight of Darkness battles saboteurs and Fifth Columnists in two classic prewar tales of espionage by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow teams with Myra Reldon and the real Lamont Cranston to defeat Velma Thane and her international "Spy Ring." Then, America's future hangs in the balance as Nazi saboteurs of "The White Column" attempt to cripple our nation's military defenses! BONUS: a Shadow espionage thriller from the Golden Age of Radio PLUS a classic adventure of Sheridan Doome, Naval Investigator by Steve Fisher writing as "Stephen Gould." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney, the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-137-0 Softcover, 7x10. 128 pages, B&W, $14.95 


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

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

Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!

The Cold, Cold Ground: A Smashing Detective Story
By William Campbell Gault


Mortimer Jones drives a Duesenberg, a behemoth of a car that seems to come from another era. Jones is the same way. In a city of tough guys, Jones has a soft touch. In a town of loudmouths, he is the rare PI who knows how to stay mum. When Flame Harlin goes missing, her aunt trusts no one but Jones to find her. Flame is a nightclub singer, with looks to spare and a smidgen of talent, and some of the town’s deadliest men are hooked on her charm. Loving Flame Harlin is dangerous—and looking for her may be too.



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 271: To Be Announced
Episode 270: Stephen Payne's Secret Agent X
Episode 269: Wayne Greenough
Episode 268: Zombies vs. Robots
Art's Reviews Episode 10: The Phantom Lagoon

Episode 267: Robots unleashed!  
Episode 266:  Gary Lovisi

Clive Cussler: THE BOOTLEGGER (An Isaac Bell Adventure) - Arriving in book stores March 4!
by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott

It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs—and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure (Book 7)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult



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

Forgotten Stories (lots of 'em): "The Life and Times of DAFFY DILL" by Monte Herridge - New!
A complete DAFFY DILL story: "Death on High Iron" by Richard Sale - New!
Overlooked Films: DAFFY DILL (almost) Goes to Hollywood in "Find the Witness" - New!
Art Galley: DAFFY DILL Interior Illos - New!
DAFFY DILL returns in "A Slug for Cleopatra" by Richard Sale (Read it HERE) - New!
A DAFFY DILL Encore: "A Dirge for Pagliaccio" by Richard Sale (Read it HERE!) - New!
A DAFFY DILL Cover Gallery - New!
Forgotten Stories: DAFFY DILL in "The Dancing Corpse" by Richard Sale
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 22, 23 & 24 (1934-35) 
Comic Gallery: FAMOUS GANGSTERS (1951-52) 
Forgotten Books: FIVE by Temple Field (Raoul Whitfield) (1931)



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!

"Fate Spins the Wheel" by J. Lane Linklater from SECRET AGENT "X", April, 1937
The odds were against G-man Dan Tenner in the game with Killer Marle. But Tenner was a gambler - and he staked his skill against the life of an innocent girl.
"Death Brings Down the House" by Larry Holden from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, April, 1948
Once again Binnie Bailey's name was up in lights. Once more applause filled the theater. But suddenly Death took the spotlight - and starred in the crimson curtain call.
"Last Chance Acre" by Maitland Scott from TEN
DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1937
Officer Mike "Mother" Callahan wanted to prove to the scoffers at headquarters that a family man's knowledge can sometimes trap killers.



  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!

Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


Fu-Manchu: PRESIDENT FU-MANCHU - Arriving in book stores March 4!
by Sax Rohmer

Fu-Manchu journeys to the United States for the first time, and is the power behind a "League of Good Americans" candidate for the presidency. From Niagara Falls to the catacombs of NY's Chinatown, Nayland Smith and federal agent Mark Hepburn seek to stop the Devil Doctor and his plan to assassinate a presidential candidate – 30 years before The Manchurian Candidate!

BONUS FEATURE: This volume includes the first of three "lost adventures of Nayland Smith".  "The Mark of the Monkey," follows Smith and Petrie as they become embroiled in a murder investigation in Dartmoor. It appeared in Rohmer's 1920 book of short fiction, The Haunting of Low Fennel, and has only previously been included with the Fu-Manchu stories in France and Belgium.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books



Girasol Collectables
Coming in April and highly recommended!
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: Now available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.
Release date: April 1, 2014!

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.





The Golden Age - Now online!

VIRGIL FINLAY ~ The Complete Book of Space Travel ~ 1956 edition - New!
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ 1914-1971 ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales ~ 1936
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales 1937
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales 1938
VIRGIL FINLAY & A. MERRITT ~ The Ship of Ishtar ~ 1949 edition
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Personal Love Romance Stories ~ 1953-54

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  March 15, 2013!

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Place: Epiphany Library at 228 East 23rd Street.
It's easy to get to from public transportation as the #6 train stops at 23rd St on Park Avenue and you walk about 2 blocks east.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

The April and May meeetings will also be at the Epiphany Library.
They will occur on the second Saturdays of each of those months.



THE GREEN HORNET #10 - Arriving in comic shops March 5!  
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover Artist(s): Paolo Rivera, Jonathan Lau

The dragnet is closing around the Green Hornet--in no small part because crusading radio journalist Britt Reid is leading the hunt! But--isn't Britt Reid the Hornet...?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale January 22





Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

AMAZING STORIES, June 1956
THE THING FROM UNDERNEATH by Milton Lesser leads off this issue.


Contents:
THE THING FROM UNDERNEATH by Milton Lesser
WASTE NOT by Henry Still
MAGELLAN WAS A PIKER by C. H. Thames
ENTRANCE EXAM by Robert Silverberg GAMBLER'S PLANET by Gordon Aghill

5.5 x 7.5 inch, 132 pages. $15.00.
ISBN 978-0615849164

Order from Createspace.com
Order from Amazon.com


EARL DERR BIGGERS TELLS FIFTEEN STORIES by Earl Derr Biggers
FIRST EDITION: A new collection of fifteen stories. Illustrated.

FIRST EDITION: Earl Derr Biggers, the creator of Charlie Chan, tells fifteen of his stories in this new collection featuring "Five O'Clock Junction", "Reformers Three", "Trouble on the Wires", "Meet the Wife", "Saved by Proxy", "A Transaction in Sewing Machines", "Spats McCann", "The Stain-Glassed Window", "There's Many a Slip", "Forty-Seven Girls and Sally", "Soap and Sophocles", "Prisoners in Paradise", "A Big Day for Bill", "Nothing to do Till To-morrow", and "Out of the Dark".
The softcover edition contains a frontispiece, the hardcover edition contains a frontispiece and 34 interior illustrations.

Order Hardcover with Dust Jacket from Lulu.com  318 pages
Order Trade Paperback from Lulu.com  304 pages
Order Trade Paperback from Createspace.com  304 pages
Order Trade Paperback from Amazon.com  304 pages




KISS OF THE SPIDER GODDESS - Now available!
GLEN M. USHER (Author), STEVE LINES (Illustrator)

A super villainess in the tradition of Rohmer's Sumuru rules the London criminal underworld in an alternate history where world war two never ended. Can two-fisted GI Breck and brave policewoman constable Sarah Snow bring super Villainess Shan Kulltis and her all female crime syndicate to justice?




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

"New" Paul Powers Article, "Save Your Rejection Slips," Here in its Entirety - New!
PULP COVERS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS 
In Celebration of the Dog, Pedigreed or Otherwise: Pulp Covers
Paul Powers Papers and Pulp Fiction Magazine Collection Donated to Ohio State University
LOVE STORY, February 20, 1937
Newsstand photos from rare American News Company publication

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #2 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops March 5!  
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

After a grenade fight with two renegade wrestlers, the NYPD declares Lobster Johnson public enemy number one. Can our hero find out who was behind the wrestling rampage with the police hot on his tail?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 5.




LORDS OF MARS VOLUME 1 TPB  - Arriving in comic shops March 5!  

Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Roberto Castro, Alex Ross, cover by Alex Ross Two legends of science fiction and fantasy literature collide in an epic crossover event! Tarzan, the legendary Lord of the Jungle, has claimed his title as a British nobleman, but his very life is threatened when a hunting excursion among high society goes disastrously wrong. Meanwhile, John Carter, the Warlord of Mars, responds to a veiled threat from his defeated enemies. Though separated by millions of miles, these champions of Mars and Earth are drawn together by a sinister cult and manipulated into a deadly confrontation. With their lives and those of their beloved Jane and Dejah Thoris on the line, can these iconic heroes put aside their differences and survive the Thern plot... and a thousand rampaging White Apes? Includes a cover gallery of over a dozen cover editions from the Lords of Mars comic book series.

Full color, 152 pages, $19.99
, in stores on March 12.





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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Echoes 30
- New!
More New Pulp From Tom
Tom's Short Story Collections
The Whispering Skull

NOIR #5 - Arriving in comic shops March 5!  

Written by Victor Gischler, art by Andrea Mutti, cover by Ardian Syaf.

Final issue! Lost in the labyrinth of the Templars and separated from the others, Miss Fury must outwit the demented Minerva and the Mohawk Akash. Meanwhile, The Black Sparrow has problems of her own. The sadistic Orlando has overdosed on Dr. Ravels super serum and he's out for blood. And just what is the lost treasure of the Templars that the Mohawks guard so jealously?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 5.







Fishing for Pulps

Here in the Northeast, the only fishing that we've been doing for the last few months has been through a hole cut in the ice.
Thankfully, there’s a thaw in our future and soon we’ll be digging out our tackle boxes and our rods and heading for the “old fishing hole,” hoping to land a big one.


The Early Bird Catches the Pulp

Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest Is Going Italian

PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.



Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Sun Koh: Heir of Atlantis Volume 1 by Dr. Art Sippo
- New!
50th Episode Special with Ric Croxton & Art Sippo
Thrill Chaser by Mary Ann de Forest
The Ice Goes Out by Frank Richardson Pierce

Time’s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer
Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney  
Spear & Fang by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

It Came From The Atomic Age Trading Cards - New!
Interview With K.G. McAbee - New!
Interview With Matt Madigan
Blog Tour With Kim Cooper 
Self Publishing By Eve Garner
The Day of The Dead
Pulp Research Books From Altus Press
Fight Card: Fist of Africa
New Pulp Heroes
35 Years Ago Today


         Pulp Den  

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

In the Grass - short story by Gouverneur Morris in Collier's magazine - New!
St. Ann's Big Boy - Fact article from Adventure, November 1949
Adventure magazine's office - The Butterick Building
Profile of Bob Davis, All-Story and Munsey's magazine editor, from 1920
Profile of Arthur S. Hoffman, Adventure magazine editor, from 1920
Collection of Frank Gruber's Black Mask short stories about Oliver Quade, Encyclopedia salesman just released
Pulp art - original paintings and cover photos from the Robert Lesser collection - slideshow
Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Best of Adventure, vol. 1, 1910-1912
T.T. Flynn - Sailor, Railroadman, Author

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 6′
- New!
Further adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 3′
A look at Cap Fury, the Skipper

Meet ‘The Old Man’
A look at the Dell pulp heroes

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 5′
Captain Satan and His Ambassadors From Hell



Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Actor John Payne, pulp fictioneer? - New!
A letter on the pulps (from 1932)
- New!
Harold Hersey speaks
Southern Pulpsters is go!

PulpFest website updated for 2014
Marveling over ‘Marvel Tales’

Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
The Frightened Fish

by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie

Now available!

Early in 1949, Lester Dent wrote what proved to be his final Doc Savage novel, Up From Earth’s Center. It was a very strange tale in which Doc and his men descend into a cavern that seems to be an outpost of hell itself. To this day, many fans think that Lester ended his famous pulp series on a note of deliberate if unresolved fantasy. Not so. He had no idea he’d penned his final Doc.

A few months later, Dent pitched his editor, Daisy Bacon, a follow-up story. By return mail, she informed him that Doc Savage magazine had been suspended. Shortly after that, it was canceled. He never wrote this proposed tale.


 
Forty years later, when Bantam Books asked me to write new Doc Savage novels, I was ready. With the permission of Lester’s widow, Norma Dent, I had already turned that interesting premise into the short novel I called, The Frightened Fish.

Expanding on Dent’s idea, I turned this concept into a far-ranging adventure that began in New York City with sightings of mysterious people inexplicably terrified by images of ordinary fish, and brings the Man of Bronze to New England, where all sea life has mysteriously disappeared from Massachusetts coastal waters. The trail ultimately takes Doc by submarine to Occupied Japan, and an incredible showdown with a foe from his past, who was believed to have perished in the 1945 novel, The Screaming Man.

This is a story of the early Cold War, and a sequel to Lester’s 1948 masterpiece, The Red Spider, in which a more mature and emotionally sophisticated Man of Bronze tackles an international threat which resonates with today's ecologically-challenged headlines. Characters from his past reappear, and Doc Savage is tested in ways never before imagined.

Doc fans responded positively when The Frightened Fish was first published in 1992, especially in the way that it peels back his stoic mask of bronze to expose the inner emotional life of the legendary superman known as Doc Savage.

Michael McConnohie masterfully brings this gripping tale to life, adding depths of emotional complexity that will make The Frightened Fish and its shattering climax live long in your memory. 5 hours $19.98 Audio CDs / $9.99 Download.





Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Armageddon Box Audiobook by Robert Weinberg

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

In 452, Attila the Hun, also known as The Scourge of God, invaded Italy with his barbarian horde. His goal was to sack Rome and then burn it to the ground. The Vatican and all of its treasures appeared lost. Slowly, methodically, Attila and his horde made their way to the Eternal City, looting and burning city after city. Finally, they made camp within a few miles of Rome. It was then that Pope Leo went to bargain with Attila. According to historians of the period, Leo seemed to glow golden. In his hands, the Pope carried a jewel-encrusted box that burned with unholy fire. No one knew what the box contained or why the Pope brought it with him. Whatever that mysterious box contained so frightened Attila that he withdrew his troops and left Rome alone. Attila died soon after his failed attempt to conquer the Eternal City.


Pope Leo’s mysterious box disappears back into the vaults of the Vatican, never to be seen again. Until vague rumors circulate about it surface in Nazi Germany during the final days of World War II - rumors that speak of an experiment that defies all laws of nature. Stories involving an ancient race of vampires known as the Very Old Folk.

In The Armageddon Box, Alex Warner and his bride, Valerie Lancaster, the two survivors of the Devil's Auction, find themselves engaged in a desperate hunt for Pope Leo's mysterious treasure box. Aligned against them are a secret religious order known as the Circumcellions, and a demonic Neo-Nazi superman who calls himself Dietrich Vril. It’s a wild mix of high adventure and black magic as Alex and Valerie struggle to discover the incredible secret contained in the Armageddon Box. 7 hours $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.




Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Armageddon Box ebook by Robert Weinberg
Now available!

The sequel to The Devil's Auction. A friend's brutal murder brought the seemingly worthless book into Alex Warner's possession. He had no idea that it held the secret to an age-old mystery and key to unimaginable power. But he discovered that quick enough as he found himself the target of a secret religious cult and a strange Neo-Nazi superman with incredible powers.
 
With Valerie Lancaster, Alex must follow the trail of the book from Chicago's back alleys to an impregnable Swiss fortress, and learn the hidden history of an ancient race of vampires and their ties with Nazi Germany. Only then would he learn how to open the Armageddon Box.
 
This exciting novel has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. This entire line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature great horror/fantasy novels long out of print.
 
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.
 
Use the PDF version when reading on your PC or Mac computer. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, Sony eReader or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. Regular price $9.99 on sale for $2.99.





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


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

The Spider #91: Slaves of the Burning Blade
People thought that Sperryville’s crime wave was caused by foreign sabotage. But Richard Wentworth recognized the trade-mark of... The Knife! How could even Wentworth bring to earth this monstrous criminal when Chief Stone had the Spider’s fingerprints; when the Sons of Liberty were trailing Nita through the night — and the Spider himself lay wounded at the feet of a vengeance-maddened cop! 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.

Dime Mystery Magazine: 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. Dime Mystery 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 Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Hugh B. Cave reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Chandler H. Whipple
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. Dime Mystery 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 Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Chandler H. Whipple  reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

G-8 and His Battle Aces #51: Drome of the Damned

Steel fists beat without mercy upon the hapless and tortured victims of the sky and the Drome of the Damned is the City of the Dead! Fly and fight side by side with the Master Spy in a glorious bid for freedom and supremacy in the skies! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

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.

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Death’s Old Sweet Song" by George William Rae
Tonight Bluebird gave her farewell performance, in the chair! It was strictly solo — unless she could make a murder-maestro sing too! 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. Dime Mystery 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 the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
  
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Dig My Grave Deep" by C. William Harrison
Coe Rinnett was perfectly willing to pay with his life for murder! 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. Dime Mystery 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 the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Dig Your Own Murder" by W. T. Ballard

The Spanish treasure sweet Sue Pedarre and I dug up that night in the dark was a hot stack of black-market G-notes, and a hailstorm of white-hot death! 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. Dime Mystery 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 the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "They Did Not Need a Hell!" by Robert Newman

An ancient manuscript and a corpse brought Charles and Tessa Colton to the red brink of hell itself! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 





Robert E. Howard
You can help save Robert E. Howard's house!

The window in Robert E. Howard's room recently fell out of it's frame. Also, the sills are rotting on windows in his mother's room.
Project Pride is footing the bill for the repairs, but they need some donations.
Please put a couple of dollars in an envelope and mail it to:
 Project Pride
 PO Box 534
 Cross Plains, TX 76443


You can also use Paypal to make donations.
No amount is too small.
Send money to projpride@yahoo.com





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

February 8-22, March 1-29, April 5
THE MASKED RIDER Episodes 1-9

Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer
Restored from the only known 35mm original

April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6

Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
 
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!
Murder Every Hour

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 63! This week he talks about the upcoming Howard Chaykin series from Dynamite, the release of The Shadow/The Green Hornet: Dark Knights in trade and reviews both "Murder Every Hour" (June 1, 1935) and the radio script for "The Time Master" (air date January 1, 1939).
 
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

   
THE SHADOW/GREEN HORNET: DARK NIGHTS VOLUME 1 TPB - Arriving in comic shops March 5!  
Written by Michael Uslan, art by Keith Burns, cover by Alex Ross

Uslan unites two classic pulp heroes in a meticulously-researched historical fiction! An unstoppable power will plunge the world into darkness... unless the crime-fighting icons known as The Shadow, The Green Hornet, and Kato can stop it! When an invention capable of harnessing elemental forces falls into the hands of the maniacal Shiwan Khan, The Shadow races against time to prevent the utter destruction of all America's vital industries and financial institutions. To that end, he enlists The Green Hornet, a crusader masquerading as a crimelord, to infiltrate Shiwan's organization of saboteurs. Will the masked heroes prevent Khan's deadly plot to shatter a nation? This 144 page collection reprints isues 1-5 of the hit series Written by Michael Uslan and drawn by Keith Burns. It features footnotes for every issue and a complete cover gallery by Alex Ross, John Cassaday And Chris Eliopoulos.

Full color, 144 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 5.





THE SHADOW NOW #5 - Arriving in comic shops March 5!  
Written by David Liss, art by Colton Worley, covers by Tim Bradstreet, Colton Worley.

The Shadow and Khan begin their endgames as a grudge match, 80 years in the making, enters its final stages. The gang war the Shadow has created threatens to spiral out of control, even as Khan's manipulation of the underworld threatens to send New York spiraling into chaos. Meanwhile, the Shadow's hastily-assembled network begins to show its weaknesses and Khan's granddaughter moves in for the kill. It's plot and counter-plot in the penultimate issue of the pulp showdown.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 19.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Formula For Crime - New!
Crime Over Boston - New!
Terror Island
Racket Town 
Eyes of The Shadow
Doom on the Hill

Stone Soldiers: Sea of Monsters
Super soldiers and supernatural pirates battle on the high seas in 2009!
Now available!


When a US Navy SEAL team is killed in action by supernatural pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Stone Soldiers are deployed to the region to hunt down those responsible. Encountering a band of seafaring therianthropes, America?s supersoldiers seem to have the upperhand until the pirates? mythical leader reveals himself. An ancient being once worshipped by man, the mysterious monster may prove more than even soldiers turned to living stone can handle.

February 27, 2014 ? Indie writer C.E. Martin releases another fast-paced pulp-thriller prequel to his Stone Soldiers series that features modern super soldiers battling the supernatural around the world. For Sea of Monsters, the stone soldiers of Detachment 1039 rush to the Gulf of Aden in 2009, during the height of Somali piracy on the high seas. But instead of impoverished, gun-toting fisherman seeking hostages for ransom, the Stone Soldiers find seafaring were-creatures out to devour their victims. Fans of pulp, men's adventure and military thrillers will race through the pages of this thrilling tale ripped from recent headlines and given a supernatural twist.  

The Stone Soldiers are America's greatest defense against the forces of darkness?men turned to living stone, nearly invulnerable to most conventional weapons and strong enough to face the toughest of monsters. In this latest prequel novellette, readers will follow the early days of the Stone Soldiers program when the men of stone were first fielded against the mythical and the magical.

C.E. Martin is a former USAF Security Forces specialist and criminal justice investigator. Combining the fantastical stories he learned in the USAF with seventeen years of experience in the criminal justice system, he forges over-the-top tales of pulp action as an independent author.

Stone Soldiers: Sea of Monsters is currently available on Kindle and is coming soon to iTunes, Smashwords.com, Barnes and Noble and many other fine ebook sellers.

For more about the Stone Soldiers series, visit www.StoneSoldiers.info, or contact the author directly at Detachment1039@gmail.com.




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

Machines on the Cover of Weird Tales
Trees and Other Plants on the Cover of Weird Tales
Weird Tales Cover Artists

Conan and The Lancer Artists
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 4
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 3
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 2
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 1



Vampire Siege at Rio Muerto - Now available in a softcover edition!
The first novel featuring monster hunter Mordecai Slate is now available in softcover from Amazon.com.

Mordecai Slate is a bounty killer working in the latter part of the 19th Century in the Old West, who specializes in hunting down the dark creatures of the night. He’s appeared in half a dozen short stories and novelettes published in various magazines and anthologies, including the Legends of the Monster Hunter series from Emby Press.

“Hunting monsters is my business.” It’s more than a catch phrase that Monster Hunter Mordecai Slate uses. It’s a way of life—a way that is sorely tested when a wealthy New Mexican ranchero hires him to track down the vampire who ravished his daughter. Don Pedro Sanchez wants Slate to bring him back alive, so he can have the pleasure of driving in the stake himself. Slate travels from Socorro to Las Cruces where he finds his prey, Kord Manion, and comes up with an unusual way to transport him back north. Kord’s brother, Dax, and his gang of vampire outlaws follow in pursuit, half a day behind. During the chase, Slate stops to rescue a girl in trouble and tries to get her out of harm’s way. Their journey leads them to a desert ghost town called Rio Muerto, where Slate will face his greatest challenge in the ultimate battle between good and evil.


Kindle Edition - $3.99
189 pages




William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Unearthing Solomon’s Vineyard

Jonathan Latimer is sadly forgotten today. There was a time when his screwball private eye series featuring the rarely sober Bill Crane were bestsellers and even made the transition to the silver screen in the late 1930s courtesy of Universal Pictures in a fun trio of B-movies. Latimer was a respected Hollywood screenwriter of the 1940s who crossed over to television from the 1950s through the early 1970s writing for such series as Perry Mason and Columbo. He also achieved instant notoriety as the author of the hardboiled detective novel, Solomon’s Vineyard which was banned almost upon publication in 1941 and remained unavailable in its original form in the U.S. for decades.

Read the rest at the links below.


WARLORD OF MARS #34 - Arriving in comic shops March 5!  
Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Wagner Reis, covers by Joe Jusko, Lucio Parrillo

John Carter is hunted, hounded and on the run from the brutal tyrant laying waste to the Red Planet. At last, Carter and his family discover the tyrant's true identity, but they're no closer to stopping his campaign of planet-wide slaughter. The tyrant kidnaps Carter's son, in a bid to lure Carter out into the open, only to discover Carthoris is a chip off the old block. Soon, very soon, the tables are turned.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 20






William Preston - Now available!
A new "Old Man" story!

The April/May 2014 double anniversary issue of ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION will feature “Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key,” a new "Old Man" story by William Preston.

"Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key" is a direct sequel to "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down," Preston's Doc Savage/pulp hero homage from 2010. This latest story relies on not only the first "Old Man" tale but also 2011's "Clockworks," which takes place in 1962, and 2012's "Unearthed," which takes place in 1925. (All three stories appeared in Asimov's and are available in e-format via Amazon.) Readers will learn what has become of the Old Man in the five years since "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down" and will join a "gifted" young lieutenant who wants to solve the dangerous puzzles surrounding the Old Man. The story also sets up readers for a final tale, "The World Will Be the World Again," coming in the not-too-distant future.








21 February 2014



The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS
 
LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

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

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

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

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

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

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com



Altus Press
Doc Savage: THE PHANTOM LAGOON

(Writer) Will Murray (Cover) Joe Devito 

Softcover edition coming to comic shops in May!


When a brazen adventuress attempts to hire Doc Savage for a secret operation––but won't tell him why––it lights the fuse on one of the most explosive exploits ever to involve the Man of Bronze.
 
Who is Hornetta Hale? Why does she want to rent Doc’s submarine? And who is so desperate to eliminate her that they all but destroy Doc Savage's skyscraper headquarters in the process? From Manhattan Island to the Caribbean Sea, Doc and his fighting men chase the most violent gang of criminals they have ever encountered. Or are they merely criminals?


 Hornetta Hale was created by Lester Dent for a proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip in 1939, and has never appeared anywhere before.

Trade paperback, 6x9, 291 pages, B&W, $24.95

DOC SAVAGE: THE PHANTOM LAGOON is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141574.



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!
DOC SAVAGE Volume 28 BAMA VARIANT: "The Metal Master" & The Vanisher" with DAVE COCKRUM comic strip!
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in two super-powered pulp novels by "Kenneth Robeson" that inspired classic supervillains from the Marvel Age of Comics. First, the Man of Bronze battles "The Metal Master," a criminal genius with the power to manipulate the molecular structure of metals. Then, Doc Savage is sent to prison when he's framed by the murderous teleporter called "The Vanisher." PLUS: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby recall their teenaged fascination with pulps, and Dave Cockrum's 1979 artwork from his proposed Doc Savage newspaper strip. This instant collector's item showcases James Bama's spectacular cover painting, the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Walter Baumhofer and all the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Paty Cockrum and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-144-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 28 BAMA VARIANT is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141575.


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!

NICK CARTER Volume 3: "The Return of Doctor Quartz," "The War-Makers" and "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder"
Thrilling mysteries by the creators of Zorro and Batman!

America's premier detective hero returns in action-packed pulp thrillers by ZORRO-creator Johnston McCulley and John Chambliss plus a classic Nick Carter radio script by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger! First, the Master Detective's arch-nemesis (who predates Professor Moriarty) comes back to wage a battle to the death with Nick Carter in "Dr. Quartz Returns," "Nick Carter Corners Dr. Quartz" and "Nick Carter's Danger Trail," three classic 1926 adventures from the pages of Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine by Johnston McCulley! Then, "The War-Makers" bring America to the brink of world war, and only Nick Carter can save his beloved nation! BONUS: Nick Carter solves a Chinatown murder in "The Case of the Chinese Motto Murder" by BATMAN co-creator Bill Finger. This special edition showcases the original color pulp covers by Jerome G. Rozen and John A. Coughlin, and also includes the original pulp interior art by Harry T, Fisk plus historical commentary by Will Murray, J. Randolph Cox and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-147-9 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

NICK CARTER VOLUME 3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141576.


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 84: "City of Shadows" and "Death in the Stars"
The Dark Avenger proves that "crime does not pay" in two interconnected pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Shadows" to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful redhead escapee from a woman's prison, and a mysterious series of "accidents" manipulated by a hidden mastermind! Then, a plea from a former ally lures Lamont Cranston to a California/Nevada border town where Professor Scorpio foresees "Death in the Stars" for The Shadow! BONUS: "The Astrological World of Walter B. Gibson." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Earl Mayan with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-143-1 Softcover, 7x10. 112 pages, B&W $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 84 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141577.


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 #9 - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
Writer: Brian Buccellato
Art: Ronan Cliquet
Cover Artist(s): Jae Lee, Ardian Syaf, Billy Tan

To save Carol Baldwin's life, the Black Bat must do the unthinkable and break his most hated enemy out of prison. But will doing so cement his status as an outlaw? Also, the police start to lose their grip on the city as vigilantism takes hold with disastrous results.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



THE BLACK BAT #12 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Brian Buccellato (Art) Ronan Cliquet (Cover) Jae Lee

FINAL ISSUE!
In the final chapter to this story, the Black Bat is confronted by the unforeseen consequences of his vigilante quest for redemption. He comes face to face with the shadowy villain that has been pulling all of the strings, and must decide how far he is willing to go to save the city.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 7

BLACK BAT #12 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141117.








Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Now available!

The Cold, Cold Ground: A Smashing Detective Story
By William Campbell Gault



Mortimer Jones drives a Duesenberg, a behemoth of a car that seems to come from another era. Jones is the same way. In a city of tough guys, Jones has a soft touch. In a town of loudmouths, he is the rare PI who knows how to stay mum. When Flame Harlin goes missing, her aunt trusts no one but Jones to find her. Flame is a nightclub singer, with looks to spare and a smidgen of talent, and some of the town’s deadliest men are hooked on her charm. Loving Flame Harlin is dangerous—and looking for her may be too.



Blazing Trails and Western TalesPaperback - Now available!
by Charles Boeckman


From gunsmoke-laced shootouts in cantinas and saloons to desperate nighttime dashes across the Rio Grande to the quiet, heartfelt courage of men backed into a corner and faced with overwhelming odds, Charles Boeckman's classic stories of the Texas frontier are filled with everything that makes the Old West exciting! Writing under the name Charles Beckman Jr., Charles Boeckman filled the pages of vintage Western pulp magazines such as STAR WESTERN and DIME WESTERN with colorful tales of action, adventure, and romance. With authentic settings and compelling characters, these stories are some of the best from the pulp era. Rough Edges Press is proud to present BLAZING TRAILS AND WESTERN TALES, a new collection of eight novellas and short stories by Charles Boeckman originally published between 1949 and 1957. These tales from one of the master storytellers of the Old West have never been reprinted until now.

Paperback: 194 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches




The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 270: Stephen Payne's Secret Agent X
Stephen Payne stops by the Book Cave to chat about his new Secret Agent X series coming from Altus Press.

Episode 269: Wayne Greenough
Episode 268: Zombies vs. Robots
Art's Reviews Episode 10: The Phantom Lagoon

Episode 267: Robots unleashed!  
Episode 266:  Gary Lovisi
Episode 265:  The Wolverine
Episode 264: David Wood
Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #8 - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Ego (Color), and Felipe Massafera (Cover)

On a mission to catch up with his future, Captain Midnight reunites with his long-lost love to learn how his hardware has made it into so many enemy hands. Revealing her own hunt for the Nazi Fury Shark, Cap’s old sweetheart turns his world upside down when she discloses the fate of his best friend!


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99





CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #11 - Coming in May!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), andFreddie Williams II and Jeremy Roberts (Cover)
 
Captain Midnight has no time to mourn the death of an ally while an old friend is trying to kill him! Fueled by righteous fury, Midnight faces an impossible choice: Should he kill one friend to avenge another? Midnight pulls no punches to achieve a better tomorrow . . . but can he pull the trigger?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99
, On sale May 28

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #11 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR140043.



THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 27 - Coming July 9!
by Various Authors, Val Semeiks (Art), Geof Isherwood (Art), Alfredo Alcala (Art), George Roussos (Art)
 
He is known as “The Great Devil”—Heku, warlord of the eastern kingdoms, commander of a horde likened to the sands upon the earth. More than conquest, Heku desires the return of his son, Kobe, once coldly given as a gift to a king but now Conan’s comrade and unwilling to return to his father’s evil embrace. All Kobe has between him and Heku’s host is his sword and Conan’s friendship, a bond stronger than steel! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #206–#214 and Handbook of the Conan Universe, never before collected.


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", 224 pages, Full Color, $19.99,
On sale July 22

THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 27 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR140075.



THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 7: Day of Wrath and other Stories - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
Don Kraar (Writer), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Judith Hunt (Pencils), Geof Isherwood (Inks), Vince Colletta (Inks), Art Nichols (Iins), George Roussos (Color), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)


While Conan's army is defeating the Picts, an enemy alliance assails Conan's crown city. His depleted legions have no chance against these new adversaries, but a pact with his homeland is possible . . . if Conan can defeat the fearsome Cimmerian chieftain in a battle to the death!


Trade Paperback, Full Color, 208 pages, 7" x 10", $19.99
 




CONAN THE AVENGER #2 - Coming in May!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Kilian Plunkett (Cover)

When a case of mistaken identity leaves Conan accused of witchcraft, the Cimmerian finds himself the target of the powerful and deadly Agara—witch hunter of Kush! But as the warrior and the wizard quarrel, an evil force plots to eliminate them both!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale May 28

CONAN THE AVENGER #2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR140072.




CONAN VOLUME 15: THE NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS TPB - Coming in July!
Brian Wood (Writer), Davide Gianfelice (Art), Mirko Colak (Art), Andrea Mutti (Pencils), Pierluigi Baldassini (Inks), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit
find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the Barbarian can bear.

Trade paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $19.99, On sale July 16


CONAN VOLUME 15: THE NIGHTMARE OF THE SHALLOWS TPB is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR140073.





THE CURIOUS CASE OF H.P. LOVECRAFT SC - Coming in June!
(Writer) Paul Roland

H.P. Lovecraft is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of modern horror fiction and a pervasive influence on popular culture. Yet this eccentric and reclusive resident of Providence, Rhode Island, did not have a book published during his lifetime and died at the age of 46 in comparative obscurity, convinced that he had failed to achieve the recognition he deserved. In this comprehensive new biography, author Paul Roland examines the life and work of the man Stephen King called "the 20th century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale", and reveals that Lovecraft's vision was a projection of his inner demons, his recurring nightmares and his inability to live in what he considered a hostile world.

Trade paperback, 6x9, 192 pages, $19.95


THE CURIOUS CASE OF H.P. LOVECRAFT is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141560.




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

Forgotten Stories: DAFFY DILL in "The Dancing Corpse" by Richard Sale - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE 22, 23 & 24 (1934-35) - New!
Comic Gallery: FAMOUS GANGSTERS (1951-52) - New!
Forgotten Books: FIVE by Temple Field (Raoul Whitfield) (1931)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1936)
Comic Gallery: BUCK ROGERS 1, 2 & 3 (1940-41)
Forgotten Stories: "Cry Murder!" The LOST Doan & Carstairs adventure by Norbert Davis - READ IT HERE!



DEJAH OF MARS #1 (OF 4) - Coming in May!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Jethro Morales (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Following the events of Warlord of Mars #100, John Carter has gone missing. And to find him there’s nothing Dejah Thoris won’t break. No one she won’t hurt. No hornet’s nest she won’t kick. But the Warlord of Mars stole an important Helium artifact before he disappeared, so not only is the Princess on her own this time — she has to get Carter before anyone else does!
MATURE THEMES

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 7

DEJAH OF MARS #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141076.





DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS #11 (OF 12) - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
(Writer) Mark Rahner; (Art) Jethro Morales; (Cover) Jay Anacleto

The penultimate issue of the hit miniseries that was extended twice! Dejah Thoris is under cover as a slave girl with her Dirty Half-Dozen Thark force to destroy a powerful weapon. But can she trust them to destroy it and not her? Or does she want to die?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





DOC SAVAGE #3 - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
Writer: Chris Roberson
Art: Bilquis Evely
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, John Cassaday


It is 1961, and Doc Savage’s team of aides includes old veterans who have been with him from the beginning, and young newcomers who are experts in the frontiers of science and invention. Doc is about to unveil his greatest discovery, one which could change the course of history and improve the lives of everyone on Earth. But a madman with an atomic bomb has other plans…


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




DOC SAVAGE #6 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Chris Roberson, (Art) Bilquis Evely, (Cover) Alex Ross

As the Millennium draws to a close in 2000, Doc Savage’s operation has expanded into a worldwide network of call centers and helpdesks, enabling him to assist more people than ever. But when a terrorist organization hacks into Doc’s servers and cripples the infrastructure with a malicious virus, countless lives are put at risk. And as planes begin to fall from the skies, can even the Man of Bronze save them all?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 14

DOC SAVAGE #6 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141108.





DOC SAVAGE ANNUAL 2014 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Shannon Eric Canton (Art/Cover) Roberto Castro

Doc Savage and the Ghosts of War: After the recent loss of a squadmate from the war to end all wars, Doc will travel to South America to connect with an old love and reassess his place in the world. His sabbatical is anything but relaxing as Doc confronts a mysterious ghost-army, a secret league of scientists and all the dangers of an ancient death-temple. But these encounters are nothing compared to what Doc will discover about himself… a truth that will change Doc Savage forever.

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale May 21

DOC SAVAGE ANNUAL 2014 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141111.



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks Shadow review is "Three Stamps of Death" from the May 1, 1945 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"The Wild Ace" by Robert Sidney Bowen from SKY FIGHTERS, September, 1938
Lieutenant Barber's Crime Sheet Proves He Is a Hell-Bender, and He Tries to Live Up to It in Battle-Torn Skies!
"Homicide's Their Headache" by Carl G. Hodges from THRILLING
DETECTIVE, August, 1948
Private Detective Bill Starch has both eyes wide open - but he is led into a blind alley when he takes the trail of a mystery involving a butler and a millionaire.
"Votes For Goats" by Tom Curry from G-MEN DETECTIVE, January, 1941
It's No Trick to Vote Tombstones, But When Crooked Politicians Start Using Livestock for Ballots the Ace Trouble-Shooter of the F. B. I. Turns Goat-Herder!


FLASH GORDON  #2 - Coming in May!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

Holllllllllllld on tight, cuz Jeff parKer (Batman ’66, Aquaman), Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight) are coming right at you with Flash Gordon, the man from Earth! As Flash’s heroic reputation grows across the cosmos, his fantastic talents are tested by the Beast Men of the Outer Lands of Arboria!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 14

FLASH GORDON #2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141070.






Futures-Past Editions
Publisher of Off-Trail Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Futures Past Editions Launches New Website
Gives Away 12 Pulp Classic eBook Reprints to All Visitors!



A pioneer publisher of classic and contemporary science fiction, fantasy and horror in ebook and paperback since 1998, Futures Past Editions launches a new and improved website at FuturesPastEditions.com.

FuturesPastEditions.com features a beautiful header created by Valerie Tibbs and extraordinary visual design by Frankie Hill. Raves for their work have been pouring in.

The new site features links to all available titles, searchable by genre and author; a free books page; comic book and graphic novel releases; the Futures Past Editions blog and more.


Futures Past Editions issues both exciting new works from talented authors and classic works from the masters and grandmasters of the field.

To celebrate, Futures Past Editions is making 12 full-length ebook reprints available free to visitors of the new site. These novels and stories are drawn from classic pulps such as Amazing Stories, Astounding Science Fiction, Analog, Planet, Startling Stories, Planet Stories, and more.

Site visitors can get any or all 12 of these great books free for kindle or epub readers:

Unthinkable and Incomprehensible: Two Mind-Expanding Novellas from the Golden Age of the Pulps by Hugo Award finalist Rog Phillips

The Man who Saved the Universe: The Adventures of Johnny Mayhem #1 by C. H. Thames

A First Glimpse and Other Science Fiction Classics by Raymond Z. Gallun (contains his Nebula Finalist title story)

Planets of Adventure #1: Sword of Fire & The Rocketeers Have Shaggy Ears (two of the legendary "book-length novels" from the pages of Planet Stories)

Nemesis Magazine #1: Gun Moll in Tentacles of Evil by Stephen Adams (an all-new pulp magazine featuring the exploits of Gun Moll, a 1930s Secret Service agent)

The House of Many Worlds: A Novel of Alternate Universes by Sam Merwin Jr., Editor of Startling and Thrilling Wonder Stories

Tetragravitron: The Adventures of Captain Spycer #1 by J. D. Crayne (all-new, pulp-style adventures of dazzling and daring female space captain)

The Dream Girl: The Hilarious Adventures of Toffee #1 by Charles F. Myers (Topper-like comedy/fantasy from Fantastic Adventures by the author of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane)

The First Star Man Omnibus: Two Complete Interstellar Adventures by Stuart J. Byrne (the first of six omnibuses reprinting all 12 Star Man novels by the late pulp veteran)

The Interplanetary Huntress: The Adventures of Gerry Carlyle #1 by Arthur K. Barnes (from the pagers of Thrilling Wonder Stories)

The Land of Big Blue Apples: An Uproarious Science Fiction Farce by Don Wilcox (from Fantastic Adventures)

Palos of the Dog Star Pack: The Jason Croft Trilogy #1 by J. U. Giesy (from The All-Story pulp, birthplace of Tarzan and Zorro)

To get one— or all—of these great pulp reprints, just go to FuturesPastEditions.com and select the Free Books tab below our banner.

On the Free Books page, when you see books that look interesting, click their thumbnails to get a closer look. Then, select the Buy Now tab; there you will find links for downloading each ebook free in kindle and epub (with apologies to our Nook readers, these titles are 99 cents at Barnes&Noble, which is the lowest price they allow).

Futures Past Editions ebooks are currently available for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iOS devices through Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and iTunes (90% of our titles are up at all four sites, and the rest are being added daily.)

For further information or to be added to our review list, email Publisher Jean Marie Stine, email jmstine@RenaissanceEbooks.com.

Futures Past Editions is an imprint of Renaissance eBooks, Inc.






Futures-Past Editions
Publisher of Off-Trail Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Futures Past Editions is Proud to Announce Publication of
Pulp Magazine King Edmond Hamilton's
Newly Discovered 3rd and Final Book in his Classic Star Kings Saga


Edmond Hamilton's The Star Kings (first published in Amazing Stories in 1949) is one of the jewels in the crown of early space opera, rivaled only by E. E. Smith's Lensmen Series and Jack Williamson's Legion of Space Saga. In 1966, in response to continuing reader demand, Hamilton penned a sequel titled Return of the Stars. These two novels, along with a short story called Stark and the Star Kings - written in collaboration with his wife, Leigh Brackett - were thought to comprise the entire Star Kings saga.

That is, until earlier this year when the editors of Futures Past Editions discovered, in a series of 1950s digest magazines, two further "complete novels" by Hamilton set in the Star Kings universe. One, The Star Hunter, takes place a few thousand years before the events of the Star Kings. The second, The Tattooed Man, is the capstone of the saga, taking place tens of thousands of years after the era of the Star Kings, when they are a half-forgotten legend believed only by children. It is possible that this story's connection with The Star Kings was overlooked because it was issued under a pseudonym bestowed by the magazine's publisher. It was identifiable as part of the Star Kings saga only because the climactic scene took place at one of The Star Kings' key locations.

The Last of the Star Kings is a Futures Past pulp reprint "Ultimate Edition". In addition to the original magazine text of the story, Ultimate Editions typically feature a new introduction, material by the author about her or his own life or the story itself, the original unaltered magazine cover (or covers), and other special material.

The Last of the Star Kings includes these and a very special extended version of Edmond Hamilton's future history (as given in The Star Kings), which covers the two thousand centuries between our own time and that of the Star Kings. (According to an earlier statement by the author, more than half of his science fiction stories are set in this future history, which also includes his famed Captain Future novels). This iteration of his future history charts the events of the millennia which follow The Star Kings, from a long Golden Age through the fall of the star kingdoms and onward to an era when they are almost forgotten and considered only a myth.


The Last of the Star Kings will be issued in both ebook and paperback formats.
The ebook edition will be $2.99.
The paperback will be $9.99.

 
FuturesPast Editions are available at Amazon/Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes.


For information or review copies (ebook formats only) contact:
Jean Marie Stine, Publisher, FuturesPastEditions.com
jmstine@renaissanceebooks.com

Futures Past Editions is an imprint of Renaissance eBooks, Inc.



Girasol Collectables
Coming in April and highly recommended!
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: Now available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.
Release date: April 1, 2014!

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.





The Golden Age - Now online!

VIRGIL FINLAY ~ 1914-1971 ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream - New!
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales ~ 1936 - New!
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales 1937 - New!
VIRGIL FINLAY ~ Weird Tales 1938 - New!
VIRGIL FINLAY & A. MERRITT ~ The Ship of Ishtar ~ 1949 edition - New!
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Personal Love Romance Stories ~ 1953-54
EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER
MICHAEL W. KALUTA ~ Misc Artworks
ROY KRENKEL ~ 1918-1983

 
Hermes Press
JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES HC VOL 03 1947-1949

Frank Robbins
Coming in May!
Resolicitation



Frank Robbins' masterpiece, one of the all-time greatest action/adventure newspaper comic strips, Johnny Hazard, returns with volume three of the series! Continuing the adventures of Johnny Hazard and Brandy picking up the storyline where volume one left off. See more trend-setting artwork by comics legend Frank Robbins in one of the most important adventure strips to ever grace newspapers. Reproduced entirely from the original King Features press proofs.

Hardcover, 6.25x10, 288 pages, Partial Color, $49.99


JOHNNY HAZARD DAILIES HC VOLUME 3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141213.




Hermes Press
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES:
THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 3
Coming in May!
Resolicitation
(Writer ) Joe Gill (Art) Pat Boyette

The early 1970s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color! Hermes Press is collecting all 74 issues of The Phantom comic books published from 1962-1977, and this is the third volume of the Charlton years. The Charlton comic book version of the grand-daddy of costumed heroes, The Ghost Who Walks, is available again, digitally remastered to look better than the original books.  Reprints issues #48-56; cover artwork by Pat Boyette; stories by Joe Gill.

Hardcover, 7x10, 240 pages, Full Color, $49.99


THE PHANTOM: THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR1400741214.



Heroes, Gundas, Vamps, and Good Girls: Hindi Pulp Cover Art - Now available!

For nearly four decades, Mustajab Ahmed Siddiqui, a.k.a. "Shelle", has been painting lurid, action-packed covers for thousands of Hindi pulp novels thrillers, social dramas, detective fiction, horror. They're the ones you find stacked up in bookstalls at railway stations throughout North India, written by the bestselling authors in the country: Surender Mohan Pathak, Ved Prakash Sharma, Anil Mohan, Ranu, Colonel Ranjit, and many more. This book of oversize postcards takes you on a journey into Shelle's dangerous world of steely detectives, ruthless criminals and bombshells in distress.

Paperback: 52 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 inches
$10.47





James Bond: SOLO - Coming soon in paperback!

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

U.K. edition on sale May 8, 2014
U.S. Edition on sale June 3, 2014





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #7 - Coming to comic shops in May!

illustrators, the new art quarterly devoted to the best  illustration published in the world. Features in issue 7 include: "The Enchanted Art of Alan Lee," "The Obsessive Art of John Vernon Lord," "The Maritime Art of Bernie Fuchs," and "The Illustration Blogger Art of Leif Peng." Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141596.


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE by Earl Derr Biggers
Baldpate Inn has seven keys. The novelist has one key. The other six fall into the hands of six apparent lunatics--(1) a hermit who flees from barbers and women has a key...

Baldpate Inn has seven keys. The novelist has one key.
The other six fall into the hands of six apparent lunatics--
(1) a hermit who flees from barbers and women has a key
(2) a peroxide blonde who "just loves" men has a key
(3) a college professor who has been laughed out of his job has a key
(4) a political "boss" who eats cigars alive and he has a key
(5) a Belle of High Societee has a key
(6) a bold, bad clubman who has a key and--The Girl.
She (bless her) hasn't a key, you notice, but she provides one--to the mystery that Baldpate Inn immediately becomes soaked in.
A photographic reproduction of the First Edition book.

Order Hardcover with Dust Jacket from Lulu.com
Order Trade Paperback from Lulu.com
Order Trade Paperback from Createspace.com 
Order Trade Paperback from Amazon.com



SPICY STORIES, September 1936
A collection of spicy stories.

Contents:
HE-MAN FOR HARRIET by Grover George
"STAR CHASER" by Barnaby Ives
NIGHTLY AT ELEVEN by Cliff Carruth
FINIS! by Grace Bennett
THE DOUGH BOY by Ken Cooper
RAWHIDE KISSES by Bobby Barnes
TOO MANY BLONDES by Clinton Harcourt
GORGEOUS LITTLE BRAT by Joyce Carroll

8.5 x 11 inch, 68 pages. $15.00.

Order from Createspace
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KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #1 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne—or he could get a knife in the back! Conan follows a lead to a lost relic, revisits an old friend, and finds that he’s not alone in his risky hunt for a missing, magical gem.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #4 (of 6) - Coming in May!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)
 
Conan’s quest for the mystical jewel that could restore him to the throne of Aquilonia leads him into a pitch-black, demon-filled maze in Stygia! Facing the fanatical priests of Set will be hard enough, but can the hot-blooded barbarian resist Akivasha, a tempting seductress with . . . strange appetites?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale May 28

KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR140074.



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

"New" Paul Powers Article, "Save Your Rejection Slips," Here in its Entirety - New!
PULP COVERS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS - New!
In Celebration of the Dog, Pedigreed or Otherwise: Pulp Covers
Paul Powers Papers and Pulp Fiction Magazine Collection Donated to Ohio State University
LOVE STORY, February 20, 1937
Newsstand photos from rare American News Company publication

LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #4 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
(Writers) Gail Simone, Marjorie Liu, Mercedes Lackey
(Art) Jack Jadson, Phil Noto, Nei Ruffino (Cover) Jay Anacleto

The all-star celebration of Red Sonja's 40th anniversary continues, as legendary fantasy novelist Mercedes (Valdemar) Lackey tells her first comics story of a child's encounter with the She-Devil, and how it changed them both forever with artist Nei Ruffino! And fan-favorite Marvel Comics writer and novelist Marjorie M. Liu teams with the amazing Phil Noto for a sexy, scary tale of the forest at night!  All wrapped in a story by Gail Simone and Jack Jadson!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #4 (of 5) - Coming in May!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

After shooting a gung-ho NYPD chief right through the head, Lobster heads to the villains’ massive laboratory, where he’s attacked by two huge steampunk cyborgs!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 7

LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #4 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR140085.




THE LONE RANGER VOL. 2 #22 - Arriving in comic shops February 26!
Written by Ande Parks, Art by Esteve Polls, Cover by Francesco Francavilla.

Rainmaker! Nothing was more deadly in the hard life of Old West pioneers than drought. The Lone Ranger and Tonto find themselves embroiled in a violent standoff between the farmers and Native Americans after a con man passing himself off as a shaman promises rain and fails to deliver. How much will The Ranger sacrifice to prevent a bloodbath? Another action-packed single-issue story featuring the West's most iconic heroes.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Feature Film Release Date - January 16, 2015!

Warner Bros. has set spy action-drama “Man From U.N.C.L.E.” for a Jan. 16 release date in the U.S.
The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. It is based on the 1960s TV spy series.
Filming began in September in London and Italy in what’s described an origin story of the first pairing of the two spies — one American, one Russian.



Moonstone Books
Honey West and T.H.E. Cat in A GIRL AND HER CAT signed hardcover novel!
 Now available direct from Moonstone Books and in comic shops!

It's Honey West and T.H.E Cat-in the first new Honey West novel in over 40 years!
Signed by both authors!

When an exotic green-eyed Asian doctor hires Honey to recover a stolen sample of a new influenza vaccine from a rival scientist, the blonde bombshell private eye-suspicious but bored-takes the case. But when she's attacked not once, but twice, on her way from Long Beach to San Francisco to track down her quarry, she knows there's more-much more-to her femme fatale client than meets the eye.
 
Along the way, Honey's one-time paramour Johnny Doom-ex-bounty hunter and current Company agent-reenters the picture, and the gorgeous doctor's insidious-and deadly-grandfather deals himself in. But when Honey questions whether Johnny's playing her game, or just playing her for a patsy, she joins forces-as only Honey can-with the one man in Frisco who can help her recover the stolen vaccine-cum-bioweapon and prevent a worldwide epidemic-former cat burglar-turned-bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat: T.H.E Cat!

Join writers Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh, and cover artist Douglas Klauba, for A Girl and Her Cat, a groovy, racy 1960s romp.


6 x 9, 152 pages, $26.95



It's Honey West and T.H.E Cat-in the first new Honey West novel in over 40 years!
Signed by both authors!

When an exotic green-eyed Asian doctor hires Honey to recover a stolen sample of a new influenza vaccine from a rival scientist, the blonde bombshell private eye-suspicious but bored-takes the case. But when she's attacked not once, but twice, on her way from Long Beach to San Francisco to track down her quarry, she knows there's more-much more-to her femme fatale client than meets the eye.
 
Along the way, Honey's one-time paramour Johnny Doom-ex-bounty hunter and current Company agent-reenters the picture, and the gorgeous doctor's insidious-and deadly-grandfather deals himself in. But when Honey questions whether Johnny's playing her game, or just playing her for a patsy, she joins forces-as only Honey can-with the one man in Frisco who can help her recover the stolen vaccine-cum-bioweapon and prevent a worldwide epidemic-former cat burglar-turned-bodyguard Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat: T.H.E Cat!

Join writers Win Scott Eckert and Matthew Baugh, and cover artist Douglas Klauba, for A Girl and Her Cat, a groovy, racy 1960s romp.


5 x 7, 180 pages, $6.99

HONEY WEST AND T.H.E. CAT softcover is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141265.




Moonstone Books: SHEENA #3 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Steven E. De Souza & Various, (Art) Shawn McCauley, (Cover) Jake Minor & Various

Die Hard screenwriter Steven E. de Souza's critically acclaimed reboot of Will Eisner's Sheena, Queen of the Jungle continues in this action packed series! The trail of both half-human footprints and all too-human victims is leading hunters right back to Rachel Caldwell (AKA Sheena's) remote jungle estate — and the race is on:  Can the Jungle Queen uncover the secrets of the Jaguar Men death cult before Colonel Pinto and the Val Verde secret police close their own trap — on her?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

SHEENA #3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141264.



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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

More New Pulp From Tom
- New!
Tom's Short Story Collections
The Whispering Skull
New Pulp Heroes
The Suppressor
Red Eye
The Omen

NOIR VOLUME 1 TPB - Coming in July!
(Writer) Victor Gischler, (Art) Andrea Mutti, (Cover) Ardian Syaf

Featuring Miss Fury, The Black Sparrow, and The Shadow! The Black sparrow is a criminal-for-hire, a beautiful thief and mercenary available for assignments all over the world. When a mysterious organization hires her to pluck the Moon Stone from a New York museum, she reneges on her deal and plans to sell the gem for greater profit elsewhere... but her employers are not amused. To survive a deadly retribution, she enlists the aid of her former lover — the macabre crime-fighter known as The Shadow — and the costumed heroine Miss Fury. Will the two femme fatales uncover the secrets of the Moon Stone? Collects issues #1-5 plus a complete cover gallery.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 128+pgs, Full Color, $19.99, On sale July 30


NOIR VOLUME 1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141112.








The Early Bird Catches the Pulp

Early-bird shopping will be returning to the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 7th, from 6 PM until 10 PM.
For an additional $30 over your regular membership fee, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping.

But wait! There’s an even better deal!
To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel,
PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. That’s a very significant savings of $30!

Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 7th, to reward them for their terrific support.
So what are you waiting for?
Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, save thirty bucks, and get in on the action!
Go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/20315125 and we’ll be waiting for you.


PulpFest Is Going Italian

PulpFest 2014 is organizing a group dinner on August 9th.
Eating together on Saturday evening while batting the bull about this great hobby of ours has been a long-standing tradition at summer pulp cons.
The Saturday night group dinner returns to this year’s PulpFest when we’ll be dining together, family style, at the nearby Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.



Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

50th Episode Special with Ric Croxton & Art Sippo
- New!
Thrill Chaser by Mary Ann de Forest
The Ice Goes Out by Frank Richardson Pierce

Time’s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer
Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney  
Spear & Fang by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Interview With Matt Madigan - New!
Blog Tour With Kim Cooper - New!
Self Publishing By Eve Garner
The Day of The Dead
Pulp Research Books From Altus Press
Fight Card: Fist of Africa
New Pulp Heroes
35 Years Ago Today


         Pulp Den  

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

St. Ann's Big Boy - Fact article from Adventure, November 1949 - New!
Adventure magazine's office - The Butterick Building
Profile of Bob Davis, All-Story and Munsey's magazine editor, from 1920
Profile of Arthur S. Hoffman, Adventure magazine editor, from 1920
Collection of Frank Gruber's Black Mask short stories about Oliver Quade, Encyclopedia salesman just released
Pulp art - original paintings and cover photos from the Robert Lesser collection - slideshow
Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Best of Adventure, vol. 1, 1910-1912
T.T. Flynn - Sailor, Railroadman, Author

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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘Tales of the Shadowmen, Vol. 3′
- New!
A look at Cap Fury, the Skipper
- New!
Meet ‘The Old Man’
A look at the Dell pulp heroes

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 5′
Captain Satan and His Ambassadors From Hell



Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Harold Hersey speaks - New!
Southern Pulpsters is go!
- New!
PulpFest website updated for 2014
Marveling over ‘Marvel Tales’

Timing is everything
Ramble House
Now available!

A CORPSE WALKS IN BROOKLYN and Other Stories by Day Keene
Volume #5 in the Day Keene in the Detective Pulps Series
With an Introduction by Robert J. Randisi


Few authors can claim to have a decade of production such as that of Day Keene in the 1940s. From his earliest appearances in Detective Tales and Dime Mystery, it was obvious to readers and editors alike that here was something special. For the next ten years, Day Keene seemingly monopolized Popular Publications with a novelette or short story appearing almost every month (usually as a lead featured). Keene created several series characters, including the well-known "Doc Egg" and always left readers clamoring for more. Amazingly enough, no comprehensive effort to collect his work has been attempted until now. In a series that promises to run to over a dozen volumes, series editor John Pecan has compiled nearly two-hundred of Day Keene's mystery yarns in a series of books that are a must for an devotee of the mystery and detective genres. Each book will feature a guest introduction by a well-known figure in the mystery and pulp fictions field.
 

A Corpse Walks in Brooklyn—Detective Tales, October 1945
The Stars Say Die!—Detective Tales November 1941
Herr Yama from Yokohoma—Ace G-Man February 1943
Seven Keys to Murder—Dime Mystery, September 1944
I’ll Be Seeing You—Dime Mystery, November 1946
Three Dead Mice—Flynn’s, March 1944
A Corpse for Cinderella—Dime Mystery May 1945
Claws of the Hell Cat—Dime Mystery, January 1946

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)

This book is available at Amazon and the Create Space store but I can offer you a discount and free shipping if you call or e-mail me with your order. fender@ramblehouse.com 228-826-1783



Raven's Head Press - Now available!
DESERT TOWN by Ramona Stewart
Introduction by J. F. Norris


DESERT TOWN is dark crime fiction for those who have a taste for the perverse and violent. It was made into a major film, DESERT FURY, starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott and Mary Astor. It’s the story of seventeen year old Paula Haller’s transition into womanhood as she defies her mother, Fritzi’s dominance. Fritzi runs the small town of Chuckawalla including the Purple Sage casino and saloon as well as a bordello or two. Fritzi can control everything but Paula and the tension between the two is drawn as tight as a drum. The scenery includes sprawling ranches, a very much out of place colonial mansion and the vast beauty of the desert. Mix in a notorious gangster, his insanely jealous torpedo, a love triangle, the town sheriff, some weirdly eccentric characters and innuendo aplenty. Once the sun brings all these ingredients to a boil you’ve got the backdrop for a noir setting like no other.

Paperback: 186 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches




RED SONJA #11 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: 
Emanuela Lupacchino

Sonja's epic quest to collect the world's most gifted people races towards its climax, with the lives of a thousand innocent people at stake! The She-Devil chases a man who understands (and possibly controls) a dreadful power from the stars themselves!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 28

RED SONJA #11 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141089 (Frison cover).

The Diamond Item Code is MAR141090 (Lupacchino cover).



Robert E. Howard
You can help save Robert E. Howard's house!

The window in Robert E. Howard's room recently fell out of it's frame. Also, the sills are rotting on windows in his mother's room.
Project Pride is footing the bill for the repairs, but they need some donations.
Please put a couple of dollars in an envelope and mail it to:
 Project Pride
 PO Box 534
 Cross Plains, TX 76443


You can also use Paypal to make donations.
No amount is too small.
Send money to projpride@yahoo.com





The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
NOW SHOWING: A NEW CHAPTER EVERY SATURDAY!

The Squadron will now be broadcasting a new, long-unseen rare serial chapter every week and spotlighting restorations in progress.
So no more waiting until the whole thing is done to be able to see those new chapters from restorations in progress -- SerialFest will now happen all year round right on this website!
We begin with the Squadron restoration of THE MASKED RIDER (1919), which includes lost scenes re-created according to the original script by volunteer actors.
The presentations are viewable free of charge.
To get the complete restorations without the watermarks, and with commentary, extras, and all that other good stuff, order the DVD editions!

February 8-22, March 1-29, April 5
THE MASKED RIDER Episodes 1-9

Harry Myers, Ruth Stonehouse, Paul Panzer
Restored from the only known 35mm original

April 12-26, May 3-17
ADVENTURES OF TARZAN Episodes 1-6

Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine
New transfer of complete unabridged original chapters from the 1928 10-episode re-release
 
May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

Boris Karloff, Grace Darmond, George Chesebro
Unseen for over 90 years, Karloff's first major film role in a story with elements similar to THE MUMMY.

Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec
THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA Restoration



The Shadow (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
Special Features Announced!
Arriving in stores February 25!


Who knows what evil lurks in the shadow of men? The Shadow knows! Adapted from the long-running classic radio program and Walter B. Gibson’s popular pulp fiction, legendary crime-fighting superhero The Shadow comes to life in the 1994 film adaptation THE SHADOW, starring Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) from visionary filmmaker Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander). Brimming with non-stop action and suspense, this wildly entertaining cinematic adventure also stars John Lone (The Last Emperor), Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s Way), Peter Boyle (Everybody Loves Raymond), Ian McKellen (X-Men), Jonathan Winters (The Smurfs) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). On February 25, 2014, Shout! Factory will release THE SHADOW: COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray™, featuring new high definition transfer of this cult classic and all-new interviews with filmmaker Russell Mulcahy, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller and more.  A must-have for movie collectors and pop culture enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, this definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray release of THE SHADOW is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
 
Alec Baldwin stars with Penelope Ann Miller as the legendary crime-fighting superhero in “The wittiest action-adventure since Indiana Jones!” (NBC News). Donning his sweeping black cape and disguise, The Shadow takes on his most dangerous nemesis yet: the last descendant of the great Genghis Khan whose weapon of choice is an atomic bomb. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, they square off for a spectacular battle in a dazzling mixture of mind-blowing special effects, humor and a dose of the macabre that will hold you spellbound!
 
UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents A BREGMAN/BAER Production.  A Film by RUSSELL MULCAHY

ALEC BALDWIN, JOHN LONE, PENELOPE ANN MILLER “THE SHADOW”
 
PETER BOYLE, IAN McKELLEN, JONATHAN WINTERS and TIM CURRY
 
Music by JERRY GOLDSMITH, Music Supervisor JELLYBEAN BENITEZ, Co-Executive Producer STAN WESTON,
 
Costume Designer BOB RINGWOOD, Edited by PETER HONESS, Production Designer JOSEPH NEMEC, III.
 
Director of Photography STEPHEN H. BURUM A.S.C., Executive Producers LOUIS A. STROLLER, ROLF DEYHLE,
 
Written by DAVID KOEPP, Produced by MARTIN BREGMAN, WILLI BÄR, MICHAEL S. BREGMAN
 
Directed by RUSSELL MULCAHY, A UNIVERSAL RELEASE
 
Special Features:
 New interviews with Director Russell Mulcahy, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller, Production Designer Joseph Nemec, III., Director Of Photography Stephen H. Burum and Writer David Koepp
 Theatrical Trailer
 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio 5.1/1994/Color/108 minutes/Subtitles: English



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

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 62! This week Barry talks about the ending of the monthly comic series from Dynamite and then reviews the 7th issue of The Shadow Year One!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

   
THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #1 (OF 10) - Coming in May!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

New Year’s, 1950—The end of a tumultuous decade... and Lamont Cranston, the man the world and the underworld know all too well as The Shadow, has had enough. It's time for the mysterious nemesis of crime to hang up his cloak, his slouch hat, and his twin .45s, and retire from public life... But despite this momentous decision, Margo Laine and the rest of The Shadow's agents fear that mankind, teetering on the brink of nuclear armageddon, may not be quite ready to be bereft of the dark avenger.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 7

THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141037.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Terror Island - New!
Racket Town - New!
Eyes of The Shadow
Doom on the Hill
The Vindicator
Gypsy Vengeance
Murder Marsh
Room of Doom

SOFT FLESH AND ORGIES OF DEATH: FICTION, FEATURES, AND ART FROM MEN'S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES SC - Coming in June!

This new anthology collects prime, lurid examples of text and artwork from pulp men’s adventure maga zines published during the golden age of the genre, the 1950s- 1960s.
The book includes over 30 features and stories, and over 100 illustrations, with 32 pages in full color.

Softcover, 8x11, 224 pages, Partial Color, $34.95


SOFT FLESH & ORGIES OF DEATH is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR141572.




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.

Machines on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Trees and Other Plants on the Cover of Weird Tales
Weird Tales Cover Artists

Conan and The Lancer Artists
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 4
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 3
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 2
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 1



TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL TPB - Coming in June!
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY


The lives of Tom Strong’s daughter Tesla and her unborn child hang in the balance, and to save them Tom and Val Var Garm must journey to the far side of the galaxy and the mysterious world known as Terra Obscura!
Collecting the 6-issue miniseries.


Trade paperback, 144 pages, Full Color, $14.99, On sale June 25

TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 26).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR140291.



William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Spaghetti Westerns Go Kaballah

I’ve known Ed Erdelac from New Pulp circles, but had never read any of his fiction before. Ed is a very talented author who has determined to carve out his own niche in the familiar sub-genre of spaghetti westerns.
 
If one is to be accurate, spaghetti westerns were westerns of the 1960s and 1970s made by Italian filmmakers in Spain with international casts and international funding. They offered an avant garde spin on westerns which were gritty, realistic, bloody, and notably laconic in contrast to the traditional Hollywood westerns which mythologized America’s past. Since the mid-1960s, Hollywood has occasionally offered up their own imitation spaghetti westerns right up to Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed Django Unchained.


Read the rest at the links below.



William Preston - Coming in one week!
A new "Old Man" story!

The April/May 2014 double anniversary issue of ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION will feature “Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key,” a new "Old Man" story by William Preston.

"Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key" is a direct sequel to "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down," Preston's Doc Savage/pulp hero homage from 2010. This latest story relies on not only the first "Old Man" tale but also 2011's "Clockworks," which takes place in 1962, and 2012's "Unearthed," which takes place in 1925. (All three stories appeared in Asimov's and are available in e-format via Amazon.) Readers will learn what has become of the Old Man in the five years since "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down" and will join a "gifted" young lieutenant who wants to solve the dangerous puzzles surrounding the Old Man. The story also sets up readers for a final tale, "The World Will Be the World Again," coming in the not-too-distant future.








14 February 2014



The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS
 
LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

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

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

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

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

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

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com


Adventure House
Now available!

Phantom Detective - 02/35
"The House of Murders" by Robert Wallace
"Death stalks menacingly through a mysterious mansion of ghastly, blood-curdling horrors as crime takes its grim toll."
 
"Masked Faces" by Norman A. Daniels
"Baffling Bluff" by Alfred I. Tooke
"Death, The Champ" by George McNeil
"Death Arrow" by Ray Cummings

7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: Rafael de Soto
Lone Ranger Magazine - 10/37
"Lone Star Renegade"
"Sidewinder's Fangs" by Galen C. Colin
 
7x10, 112 pages, $14.95

Cover Artist: H.J. Ward
Private Detective Stories - 11/37
"Marked In Indigo" by Robert A. Garron
"Introducing the baffling Mr. Leonard York, who solves a devious and dangerous assignment to save the life and fortune of the girl he loves."
 
"Three Way Cross" by Marius Scopton
"Loaded With Luck" by C.A.M. Donne
"Death On the Delta" by E. Hoffmann Price
"Murder In Manhattan" by Will Gibson
 
7x10, 128 pages, $14.95
Cover Artist: H.J. Ward




Airship 27 Productions
  THE APOCALYPSE SUCKS
Available now from Amazon and as a downloadable PDF!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of their latest New Pulp title, The Apocalypse Sucks by Peggy Chambers.

Sandra and Molly were two typical office workers enjoying their lives which consisted primarily of going to work, shopping and looking for cute guys. Then their world came to a disastrous end brought about by a fast acting, airborne virus that decimated the majority of the world’s population.

Now the girls live in the abandoned office building in which they once worked surrounded by a new and dangerous landscape; one where mutated animals roam the streets and giant birds soar through the empty skies; where frightening humanoid bat creatures have appeared to challenge humans for supremacy of the earth.

What are two attractive, intelligent, single girls suppose to do now…other than merely hunt for food and try to stay alive? Well, there are still malls, albeit much less crowded, and though rare, a few cute guys still out there. So even if the apocalypse sucks, Sandra and Molly are not about to let it cramp their style.

“We are always looking for the new and innovative in pulp fiction,” said Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “When Peggy sent me a letter of inquiry detailing the plot outline, I knew I had to read it to see if it was as much fun as her description led me to believe.”

Fortier was delighted with the finished manuscript and immediately accepted it for publication as something truly original in New Pulp today.

Writer Peggy Chambers offers up a truly unique, twisty adventure with two of the most likeable heroines you’ll ever meet. With a stunning cover by Pulp Factory Award Nominated artist Andy Fish and superb interior illustrations by Zachary Brunner, “The Apocalypse Sucks,” is a pulp mash-up readers are sure to enjoy from cover to cover.



Now Available from Amazon.com. Coming soon on Kindle.
Available as a $3 PDF from our Official Website at the link below.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


ALTER EGO #123 - Arriving in comic shops February 19!

This issue includes a special focus on DENNY O'NEIL's Silver Age career through the mid-1970s, from Marvel (Dr. Strange, S.H.I.E.L.D.) to Charlton (Wander, "Children of Doom") to DC (Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman, The Shadow, Wonder Woman, Superman, JLA)—as aided and abetted by the likes of ADAMS, KALUTA, SEKOWSKY, LEE, GIORDANO, THOMAS, SCHWARTZ, APARO, BOYETTE, DILLIN, SWAN, DITKO, et al.

Plus, beginning—the serialization of AMY KISTE NYBERG's groundbreaking book on four-color censorship, Seal of Approval: The History of the Comics Code! Not to mention FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America), MICHAEL T. GILBERT in Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt, BILL SCHELLY on fandom history, and other wonders! Edited by ROY THOMAS.


84 pages with FULL COLOR, $8.95


TwoMorrows

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 75: "The Green Death" and "Rock Sinister" - SPECIAL MOVIE EDITION
The pulp era's legendary superman journeys to the South America in two action-packed novels by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, explorers return from the Matto Grosso jungle with news of a recently discovered lost city and evidence that Johnny Littlejohn has already succumbed to a deadly malady! Can the Man of Bronze prevent "The Green Death" from spreading throughout the United States? Then, the kidnapping of Monk Mayfair leads Doc Savage to South America and the bizarre mystery of the "Rock Sinister." BONUS: a behind-the-scenes look at the 1975 DOC SAVAGE movie! This instant collector's item leads off with the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-145-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

THE SHADOW Volume 85: "Masters of Death," "Voodoo Death" and "The Shadow Challenged"
The Knight of Darkness battles murderous supervillains in two thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow wages a final battle against his greatest enemy, Shiwan Khan, in "Masters of Death." Then, savage drums promise eerie menace when Professor MacAbre attempts to bring "Voodoo Death" to The Shadow and Margo Lane! BONUS: A murderous Shadow uses the power of invisibility for evil and sets a deadly trap for Lamont Cranston in "The Shadow Challenged." Which Shadow will have the last laugh? This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the classic interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-146-2 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 SPIDER Volume 4: "Wings of the Black Death" and "When Satan Came to Town"
The pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in the FIRST and LAST Spider novels by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, the Black Death secret society frames the Spider for a series of police murders and plots to depopulate Manhattan through the " Wings of the Black Death." Then, the Conqueror's takeover of a big city is only the prelude to planned state, nation and world domination! This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-148-6 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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



The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 269: Wayne Greenough
Wayne Greenough visits the Book Cave to chat about his novel, The Ferguson Murders.

Episode 268: Zombies vs. Robots
Art's Reviews Episode 10: The Phantom Lagoon

Episode 267: Robots unleashed!  
Episode 266:  Gary Lovisi
Episode 265:  The Wolverine
Episode 264: David Wood
Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #25 - Arriving in comic shops February 19!
Brian Wood (Writer), Leandro Fernand (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)


The final issue of Brian Wood’s acclaimed "Queen of the Black Coast"!
Conan is rapidly losing his battle against a creature of unimaginably dark power. With nothing left to live for, his only hope for survival—much less victory—takes shape in a familiar and impossible form!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




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

Forgotten Books: FIVE by Temple Field (Raoul Whitfield) (1931) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1936) - New!
Comic Gallery: BUCK ROGERS 1, 2 & 3 (1940-41) - New!
Forgotten Stories: "Cry Murder!" The LOST Doan & Carstairs adventure by Norbert Davis - READ IT HERE!
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - DAY 4: Oh, Murderer Mine (1946)
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - DAY 3: Sally's in the Alley (1943)
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - Day 2: The Mouse in the Mountain (1943)
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - Day 1: Holocaust House (1940)


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!

"Some Like It Shot" by Joe Archibald from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, November, 1946
Featuring: Alvin Hinkey
When Noonan, Gotham's gummiest gumshoe, went on vacation, his biggest boner was hauling Patrolman Hinkey along. For that beat-pounder was bound to cross up Noonan's detection fish stories by dragging a blood-red herring of homicide across the path of hayshaker justice.
"Tenor on Horseback" by Matt Sprague from TEXAS RAGERS, December, 1945
An operatic singer proves he can reach a high note in action as well as music when things go haywire!
"A Knife in His Chest" by Dale Clark from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1943

Greedy kin try to stymie old man Depew's last patriotic gesture, but Bill Boone, private detective, is right there with the goods to show up murderous business!


Fedogan & Bremer - Coming this Spring!
ANA KAI TANAGATA by Scott Nicolay

This will be Scott Nicolay's first collection of stories.
Modern horror master, Laird Barron is penning the introduction.
Artist David Verba is doing the stunning art for this tome.






Fedogan & Bremer - Coming soon!
SEARCHERS AFTER HORROR
Selected and edited by S.T. Joshi



SEARCHERS AFTER HORROR, selected and edited by S.T. Joshi is on the way to the printers.
Advance copies are expected to be available by World Horror Convention in Portland, in May, and general release by 1 June.






Frazetta Girls - Coming soon!







Girasol Collectables
Coming in April and highly recommended!
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.
Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: Now available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.
Release date: April 1, 2014!

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.






The Golden Age - Now online!

FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Personal Love Romance Stories ~ 1953-54 - New!
EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER - New!
MICHAEL W. KALUTA ~ Misc Artworks
ROY KRENKEL ~ 1918-1983
FLASH GORDON
FRANK KELLY FREAS ~ 1922-2005  
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Conan Paintings  
 
Grimm: THE CHOPPING BLOCK - Arriving in book stores February 18!
by John Passarella

A cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods... Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate - but there seems to be no connection between the victims... A brand-new original story set in the Grimm universe.

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Titan Books



ILLUSTRATED BRITISH CLASSICS: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S THE LOST WORLD & OTHERS TP
Arriving in comic shops February 19!
(Writer) Arthur Conan Doyle (Art) Robert Forrest & Various

Four Conan Doyle comic strip adaptations from the 1960s. Dinosaurs, Sherlock Holmes, and knights in armour a feast of comic strip glory. The definitive adventure strip version of The Sign of Four, the lurking menace of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the rousing action packed pagentry of Sir Nigel, and visual impact of savage ape-men ferocious meat eating dinosurs and swooping pterodactyls in The Lost World.

Softcover, 8x12, 142 pages, B&W,  $28.99





ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #6 - Now available in the U.K. and coming to U.S. comic shops in April!

Illustrators, the new art quarterly devoted to the best  illustration published in the world! In this issue: The Romantic Art of Walter Wyles; The Adrenalised Art of Graham Coton; The Satirical Art of Dave Gaskill; and The Travel Poster Art of Laurence Fish. Illustrators quarterly builds into an essential library of the finest illustrators published in the world. Illustrators guides you through the stories behind the artists with features written by some of the leading authorities on this important art form. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, with much of the art taken from scans of the original work!

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

EARL DERR BIGGERS TELLS TEN STORIES by Earl Derr Biggers
FIRST EDITION: A new collection of ten stories. Illustrated.


FIRST EDITION: Earl Derr Biggers tells ten of his stories in this new collection featuring
"Love in Hollywood", "Milly", "On Behalf of the Boobs", "The Ebony Stick", "The Duel",
"Bread Cast Upon the Waters", "The Honor of the Bluebottles", "The Deuce of Hearts", "A Lost Quixote", and "The Apron of Genius".

The softcover edition contains a frontispiece, the hardcover edition contains a frontispiece and 55 interior illustrations.

Order Hardcover with Dust Jacket Here  360 pages; $29.95
Order Trade Paperback Here  308 pages; $15.00



TATTLE TALES, Fall 1937
A collection of spicy stories.


 Contents:
 BOARDING HOUSE ANTICS by Phyllis Hoerner
ELEVATION-- by Avery Ames
THE FAMILY HONOR by Junia Caille
MISTAKEN IDENTITY! by Ken Cooper
THEY NEVER TELL! by Waldo Milton
ESCAPE IN THE NIGHT by Mason Johns
LOVE AND LEARN by Robert Dumont

7 x 10 inch, 52 pages. $15.00.
ISBN 978-0615917009




KINGS WATCH #4 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 19!
Covers: Marc Laming, Ramón Pérez
Writer: Jeff Parker
Art: Marc Laming

THE COBRA has engineered the most devastating event to hit planet Earth in millennia! The world is under siege from the forces of a nightmare land, and only FLASH GORDON, MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN and THE PHANTOM know how to battle the hordes of Mongo! But they're spread thin and time isn't on their side...even Cobra doesn't realize what he's unleashed and now faces a life of servitude… to MING THE MERCILESS!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

In Celebration of the Dog, Pedigreed or Otherwise: Pulp Covers - New!
Paul Powers Papers and Pulp Fiction Magazine Collection Donated to Ohio State University
LOVE STORY, February 20, 1937
Newsstand photos from rare American News Company publication
J. D. Salinger on American Masters
Water!.......Water! -
An Appreciation of WORDSLINGERS
Pulp Covers: Tropical

Modern Knights Press
Plutonium Nightmare (The Voice #1) by Erwin K. Roberts

New Kindle Edition!


The time is the spring of 1980. A shadowy figure known only as 'The Man" pulls off a raid on the breeder reactor at the Hardin nuclear power plant. He planned for every possible contingency, to include leading the police around in circles. He paid his hired muscle with an atomic bomb made from the loot. 'The Man' prepares to auction off seventy kilos of plutonium enriched nuclear fuel, secure in the belief he has covered every angle.

'The Man' has never heard of the VOICE, first of his generation of Independent Operators. Wearing an assortment of faces, the Voice deals himself into the game. Using his father's gas gun, his own throwing knives and a lot of raw firepower, the Voice will do anything necessary to force the radioactive genie back in the bottle.

"Roberts obviously knows pulps and captures their break-neck pacing perfectly, while at the same time adding in a heavy doses of bloody, shoot-em-up action."
Ron Fortier, writer the Green Hornet, Terminator, Brother Bones and many others


This book has moved from Lulu.com to Amazon & Createspace, with a new a Kindle edition.

The Voice #2, Casebook of the Voice, should debut at the Windy City show.



Moonstone Books
Coming in June!


The Saint: The Man Who Wouldn’t Die
Author: Leslie Charteris
Adaptation: Mel Odom
Art: Scott Larson, Barbara Johnson Kaalberg
Cover: Scott Callie


Previews Exclusive!
"Adventure came to him not so much because he sought it as because he brazenly expected it.
He believed that life was full of adventure, and he went forward in the full blaze and surge of that belief."


The Saint encounters adrenaline junkie Miles Hallin.  Hallin claims to be able to cheat death, but when one of Templar's friends is killed, the Saint decides to put that to the test.

54 pages, 7” x 10”, squarebound, b/w, $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-80-0


Moonstone Books - Update!
OPERATOR 5: NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS HC

Diamond Comic Distribution has cancelled retailers orders for OPERATOR 5: NIGHT OF THE INSURGENTS.
Moonstone Books tells Coming Attractions that the book is being revamped and will be resolicited under a different title very shortly. 

Original Solicitation
Before Bond, there was Jimmy Christopher, super spy Operator 5
INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTS!
 
It is with great pleasure then that Moonstone presents the first ever all-new, all-original licensed anthology of the adventures of Jimmy Christopher.

Each story is linked, each is a part of telling a larger arc wherein Operator 5 battles to prevent seditionists from assassinating FDR and overthrowing the government — from within.

Operator 5 fights across the country to foil the plotters’ nefarious plans, aided by the likes of The Spider, the Green Lama, and the Phantom Detective, and others!
 
Stopping an air attack on Chicago to cripple vital rail lines, infiltrating a desert compound where a gas to enthrall millions is being readied, to racing against time to prevent a doppelganger from replacing FDR, are just a sampling of the exciting chapters in the collection as it builds to a final showdown between the redoubtable Jimmy Christopher and his nemesis, Colonel Lucian Starliss and the Medusa Council.
 
Gary Phillips, Ron Fortier, Joe Gentile, Eric Fein, Tommy Hancock, Paul Bishop, Adam Lance Garcia, Jeri Westerson, Aaron Shaps

Stories: Ron Fortier, Adam Lance Garcia
Edited by: Gary Phillips
Cover: Brittany Jackson
Hardcover, 300 pages, 6” x 9”,  $24.99

 
*EXCLUSIVE HC BONUS FEATURES: Introduction and character study by Will Murray, and an Operator 5/Red Finger tale!



Mystery*File - Now online!

Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge - New!
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART TEN – What To Do With Our Collections As We Get Older by Walker Martin
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART NINE –  WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE by Walker Martin
ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING:  PULPFEST 2013 by Walker Martin
TWELVE ANTHOLOGIES OF HARD-BOILED & NOIR STORIES: A List by Josef Hoffmann

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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

Tom's Short Story Collections
- New!
The Whispering Skull
New Pulp Heroes
The Suppressor
Red Eye
The Omen

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

Before he was a comic-book pioneer, Major Malcolm-Wheeler Nicholson wrote adventure tales for the great pulp magazines—and no run-of-the-mill pulp fiction was it. The Major served as a cavalry officer on the southwest border during the Mexican Revolution. While the First World War raged in Europe, he fought the Moro insurgency in the southern Philippines. Then followed his strangest assignment, conducting espionage in legendarily hostile Siberia. After the war he was stationed in Western Europe. These places became the settings for the majority of his hardboiled adventure stories. His use of authentic detail, combined with his superior storytelling ability, make his stories difficult to put down. You read one of the Major’s entrancing tales—and your imagination is transported back to those real places of danger and daring!

This inaugural collection of the Major’s fiction includes stories set in all four of his real-life arenas, originally published in top adventure pulps: Adventure, Argosy, The Popular Magazine. It is time for the Major to receive his due—as one of the genuine larger-than-life men of the pulps. Included is an in-depth introduction by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, the Major’s granddaughter.

“Yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for the birth of the comic book industry as the visionary founder of what we today call DC Comics. And, yes, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson is one of the very, very few people responsible for giving the world Superman.”

Michael Uslan,
Executive Producer of all the Batman movies,
Comic book historian, and author of his memoir, The Boy Who Loved Batman.

“Not many adventure writers can claim to have based their stories on their own exploits. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson could—and because of it, his evocations of heroism and combat have a believability and a personal depth unlike anything else in pulp fiction.”

Gerard Jones,
Author of Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 264 pages, $20.00

Off-Trail Publications now has an official website online.
Checkout their many fine publications at: http://offtrailpublications.com/



Win a FREE membership!

PulpFest needs your help. We’re looking for your ideas on how to improve your convention. So we’re conducting a poll to learn more about you and your interests and gathering opinions on some changes we’ll be instituting in 2014 and some options that we’re exploring. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you.

Regular members, dealer members, and even people who have never attended PulpFest can participate in our poll. As a way to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014, each valued at $30! All you have to do to enter is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Our three winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on Friday, July 4th.

For your friends who don’t have Internet access, we’ll also be providing our poll with the newsletter and registration forms that will go out shortly to those on our mailing list. To be sure to receive one, please send your name and mailing address to Jack Cullers at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305 or via email at jack@pulpfest.com. Be sure to tell your friends.

Ready to start the poll? Then visit http://www.pulpfest.com/survey/ and you’re on your way. Thanks very much for your help.




PulpFest is known for its great programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. As mentioned previously, we’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as eighty years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

As always, we’ll have a wide variety of panels and presentations, including a discussion of FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES featuring BLOOD 'N' THUNDER editor Ed Hulse and author Nathan Madison; Meteor House publisher Mike Croteau’s review of Philip José Farmer’s early science fiction stories for the pulps and digests; art historian David Saunders‘ presentation on John Newton Howitt, one of the leading cover artists for the weird-menace pulps; and preeminent pulp authority and author of THE WILD ADVENTURES OF DOC SAVAGE, Will Murray’s celebration of the diamond jubilee of The Avenger, the last of Street & Smith’s major pulp heroes to get his own magazine.

You’ll find information on these and much, much more by visiting http://www.pulpfest.com/programming/ for a look at the preliminary schedule for PulpFest 2014.



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Thrill Chaser by Mary Ann de Forest - New!
The Ice Goes Out by Frank Richardson Pierce
- New!
Time’s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer
Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney  
Spear & Fang by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Self Publishing By Eve Garner - New!
The Day of The Dead - New!
Pulp Research Books From Altus Press - New!
Fight Card: Fist of Africa
New Pulp Heroes
35 Years Ago Today
The Cemetery of The Swallows
Tom's Short Story Collection
The New Adventure of The Green Ghost

Echoes 30
Fight Card Anthology

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

Adventure magazine's office - The Butterick Building - New!
Profile of Bob Davis, All-Story and Munsey's magazine editor, from 1920
Profile of Arthur S. Hoffman, Adventure magazine editor, from 1920
Collection of Frank Gruber's Black Mask short stories about Oliver Quade, Encyclopedia salesman just released
Pulp art - original paintings and cover photos from the Robert Lesser collection - slideshow
Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Best of Adventure, vol. 1, 1910-1912
T.T. Flynn - Sailor, Railroadman, Author

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

10 new issues (and 4 new over-sized pulp titles) - New!
Amazing Stories Quarterly (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall 1928) featuring A. Hyatt Verrill's The World of the Giant Ants (Fall 1928)
Mammoth Adventure (November 1946) featuring Tom W. Blackburn's The Cassock and the Sword
Mammoth Mystery (January 1946)
Wonder Stories Quarterly (
Summer 1932) featuring Raymond Gallum's "The Menace from Mercury"
Planet Stories (May 1951, July 1951, January 1954).

Two new issues: Adventure and Blue Book
Adventure (Jun. 15, 1935; Talbot Mundy, Cleopatra's Promise; and May 1949)
Blue Book (May 1936, Mar. 1937, and Jul. 1938)


Six new Western pulp titles (8 new complete issues) to its full-text digital archive.
All Western Magazine (April-June 1950; feat. Ernest Haycox, The Feudists)
Exciting Western (Sept. 1947; featuring W.C. Tuttle, Alias Adam Jones)
Fifteen Western Tales (Jan. 1953)
Masked Rider Western (Winter 1945 & Nov. 1950)
Ten Story Western (December 1949; feat. Tom Roan, Yellow Devil Starves Tonight!)
Two-Gun Western (Novels) (Apr. 1942 & Nov. 1955)


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Meet ‘The Old Man’
- New!
A look at the Dell pulp heroes
- New!
Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 5′
Captain Satan and His Ambassadors From Hell

Review: ‘The Shadow of Judex’
Review: ‘Grottos of Chinatown’

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 4′

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest website updated for 2014
Marveling over ‘Marvel Tales’

Timing is everything
Reread or not?
Speaking of Murray Leinster…
So, how do you say Leinster?

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #45
The Spider #70 Audiobook
The Spider and the Slaves of Hell

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!


By 1939, Richard Wentworth had been operating as the Spider for nearly six harrowing years. He’s been through everything a good pulp hero could expect to face. Malevolent master villains. Sinister Asian world conquerors. Mad scientists more diabolical than anything conceived before that point. And of course since the Spider was a wanted criminal, endless police officials, uniformed cops, homicide detectives and other officers of the law had been pursuing him with single-minded fervor.
 
 
A mere mortal would have succumbed back in 1933. Not indomitable Richard Wentworth. He seemed to thrive on conditions of continuous peril. Yes, he did put down his mask and guns a time or two, vowing never to become the dreaded Spider again. But the call to battle always made his blood sing, and inevitably the Master of Men returned to battle the underworld to another blazing exploit.
 
The problem for his poor writer, Norvell W. Page, was that there are only so many plot variations for a hero who fought crime in his dual identities. So as the year 1939 dawned, Page’s editors must put their heads together and asked themselves, “What can we do that we’ve never done before?”
 
Evidently, they decided to subject Dick Wentworth, his fiancee Nita van Sloan, and the other stalwart Spider crew to a monthly series of challenges designed to make the readers clutch at their hearts and rend their garments in sympathetic anguish.
 
As a result of a horrific events in the previous Spider novel, Rule of the Monster Men, Richard Wentworth’s beautiful fiancee, Nita van Sloan, is a crippled shadow of her former self, a victim of the Wreck.
 
As if that isn’t trial enough, suddenly the power of the law and that of a new underworld ruler, the Butcher, have combined to shatter Richard Wentworth’s life even further. Forced to go underground, a wanted fugitive, Wentworth now tastes what life is like for the Spider...alone.
 
Not for long. For out of this debacle emerges a new force for justice––the Black Widow!
 
Nick Santa Maria breathes life into the Spider in this series-shattering exploit taken from the July, 1939 issue of The Spider. Also included are two stirring short stories by Arthur Leo Zagat and Leon Byrne, “Congratulations to the Corpse” and “The Death Snow,” read by Roy Worley and Milton Bagby. 6 hours $23.98 Audio CDs / $11.99 Download.


Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Armageddon Box Audiobook by Robert Weinberg

Read by Nick Santa Maria

Now available!

In 452, Attila the Hun, also known as The Scourge of God, invaded Italy with his barbarian horde. His goal was to sack Rome and then burn it to the ground. The Vatican and all of its treasures appeared lost. Slowly, methodically, Attila and his horde made their way to the Eternal City, looting and burning city after city. Finally, they made camp within a few miles of Rome. It was then that Pope Leo went to bargain with Attila. According to historians of the period, Leo seemed to glow golden. In his hands, the Pope carried a jewel-encrusted box that burned with unholy fire. No one knew what the box contained or why the Pope brought it with him. Whatever that mysterious box contained so frightened Attila that he withdrew his troops and left Rome alone. Attila died soon after his failed attempt to conquer the Eternal City.


Pope Leo’s mysterious box disappears back into the vaults of the Vatican, never to be seen again. Until vague rumors circulate about it surface in Nazi Germany during the final days of World War II - rumors that speak of an experiment that defies all laws of nature. Stories involving an ancient race of vampires known as the Very Old Folk.

In The Armageddon Box, Alex Warner and his bride, Valerie Lancaster, the two survivors of the Devil's Auction, find themselves engaged in a desperate hunt for Pope Leo's mysterious treasure box. Aligned against them are a secret religious order known as the Circumcellions, and a demonic Neo-Nazi superman who calls himself Dietrich Vril. It’s a wild mix of high adventure and black magic as Alex and Valerie struggle to discover the incredible secret contained in the Armageddon Box. 7 hours $27.98 Audio CDs / $13.99 Download.



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Armageddon Box ebook by Robert Weinberg
Now available!

The sequel to The Devil's Auction. A friend's brutal murder brought the seemingly worthless book into Alex Warner's possession. He had no idea that it held the secret to an age-old mystery and key to unimaginable power. But he discovered that quick enough as he found himself the target of a secret religious cult and a strange Neo-Nazi superman with incredible powers.
 
With Valerie Lancaster, Alex must follow the trail of the book from Chicago's back alleys to an impregnable Swiss fortress, and learn the hidden history of an ancient race of vampires and their ties with Nazi Germany. Only then would he learn how to open the Armageddon Box.
 
This exciting novel has been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. This entire line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature great horror/fantasy novels long out of print.
 
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.
 
Use the PDF version when reading on your PC or Mac computer. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, Sony eReader or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. Regular price $9.99 on sale for $2.99.






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


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
The Spider #90: The Spider and the Sons of Satan
Little was known of The Man with the Red Eyes of Fire, except that his terrible gaze made murderers of those he looked upon!... Could Richard Wentworth, alias the Spider, release thousands from that spell — before the city fell prey to the ever-growing hordes of fear-crazed killers! 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.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Day Keene
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. Dime Mystery 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 Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Day Keene  reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Operator 5 #37: The Coming of the Mongol Hordes
The Purple Invasion story #12 of 13
Sweeping through ravaged Pennsylvania, came the blood-maddened Mongol legions — already planning a swift and merciless descent upon helpless New York City! Before them, a starring, ragged band of desperate patriots — led by Operator 5 — was America’s only hope of saving its metropolis. A thousand Yankee fighters who would turn them back — or die! What has become known as the “War and Peace of the Pulps” commenced with the searing novel, Death’s Ragged Army, which appeared in the July, 1936 issue of Operator #5 magazine. The legions of Emperor Maximilian swept in and took over New England, initiating the Second War of Independence. Jimmy Christopher and his friends and allies in the Intelligence Service were enlisted in a desperate undertaking to hurl back to Europe the forces of the Purple Emperor. The legendary Purple Invasion series had begun and lasted for 13 installments. In order to enjoy the unfolding storyline, it's best to start with Death’s Ragged Army and read sequentially through to The Siege that Brought the Black Death. These 13 novels represent the most daring and unique departure ever in this kind of pulp magazine. Operator #5 and the Purple Invasion series returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Double Detective - The Green Lama #12: The Case of the Crooked Cane
The Green Lama meets a master criminal — one whom nature has endowed with intelligence almost equal to that of the mysterious man of Tibet. But the Lama, undaunted, battles on to reveal a sinister secret. The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men’s minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder, powers — including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers which he put to good use in hand-and-hand combat. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows! The Green Lama returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.


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

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Country Cadaver" by Ken Lewis
The three strangers in town were no strangers to Jim Harris — nor was he to them. They were caught together in a blood-red web. 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. Dime Mystery 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 the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Curtain-Call for the Corpse" by Nathaniel Nitkin

“One good corpse,” figured the shrewd Avery Ferry, “deserves another!” 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. Dime Mystery 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 the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "Dead Men Don’t Bleed" by William Rough
The gilded pleasure-seekers of the Colony Plaza couldn’t help McGlynn as he raced through the dead-end maze of that luxury palace, pursued by two kill-hungry crooks who planned him as the finish of their feast of death! 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. Dime Mystery 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 the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "Parade of the Tiny Killers" by Nat Schachner
Valentine Frazer was the town’s laughing stock, then. But they didn’t laugh a year later, when Valentine came back with an evil stone idol which seemed to come to terrible life — to crush the town’s fairest girls to death in its basalt arms! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird me most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.






RED SONJA #7 - Arriving in comic shops February 19!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani; (Cover) Jenny Frison (main), Amy Reeder (variant)

Part 1 of a new story arc! Fresh from her ordeals in the Queen of the Plague epic, Sonja is charged with the task of playing bodyguard to Hyborea’s greatest chef, even though seemingly everyone wants him dead! Join us for this unique issue of recipes, culinary technique, and decapitation!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Robert E. Howard
You can help save Robert E. Howard's house!

The window in Robert E. Howard's room recently fell out of it's frame. Also, the sills are rotting on windows in his mother's room.
Project Pride is footing the bill for the repairs, but they need some donations.
Please put a couple of dollars in an envelope and mail it to:
 Project Pride
 PO Box 534
 Cross Plains, TX 76443


You can also use Paypal to make donations.
No amount is too small.
Send money to projpride@yahoo.com





Robert E. Howard Foundation
THE COLLECTED BOXING STORIES OF ROBERT E. HOWARD BOOK 2: FISTS OF IRON
Now available!

Everyone ready for the Collected Costigan, part 1?


The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 2, the second volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the first half of the collected Sailor Steve Costigan yarns and measures in at 330 pages (plus introductory material). It is printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Mark Finn.  Other volumes will follow as their covers are completed. Order yours today before they are gone.
 
Price and Numbering
The price for volume 2 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping. To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set. Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping. The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members. (How to become a member? See here.)
 
If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible).
 
Shipping (rates updated as of 04/30/13)
If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:
 
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


If ordering all four books, to have them sent one at a time as they are completed, include the following shipping costs:
 
Domestic via USPS Priority: $36
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $12
Canada via Global Priority: $92
Australia via Global Priority: $132
Europe via Global Priority: $132
 
If ordering all four books and you don’t mind waiting to have them sent all in one package when they are all published, include the following shipping cost:
 
Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13.00
Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $40.95
Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $59.95
Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $59.95
Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $59.95


Insurance to any US location is $2 extra when shipping a single book, or $3.05 for the set. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority; insurance on Flat-Rate Priority (for the set) is an additional $4.75. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.
 
Ordering and payment 
To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order and shipping option. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at
info@rehfoundation.org.
 
Numbering 
If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.


Contents
“Tall Lying in the Far East: Robert E. Howard, Sailor Steve Costigan, and the Narrative Idyll,” by Mark Finn
 
Fists of Iron 
The Pit of the Serpent
By the Law of the Shark
The Bull Dog Breed
Sailors’ Grudge
Fist and Fang
Winner Take All
Waterfront Fists
The Champion of the Forecastle
Alleys of Peril
Waterfront Law
Hard-Fisted Sentiment
The Yellow Cobra (
originally untitled)
A Student of Sockology
Texas Fists
The Fightin’est Pair
Cultured Cauliflowers
 
Appendix 
Blue River Blues
Sailors’ Grudge (outline)
The Battling Sailor (incomplete, originally untitled)
Untitled (It was the end…)
Untitled (The night Sailor Steve Costigan…)
Alleys of Peril (synopsis)
Untitled Mike O’Brien fragment (“Help! Help! They’re murderin’ me!”)
 
The Lord of the Ring (part 2), by Patrice Louinet




Runner (A Sam Dryden Novel) - Arriving in book stores February 18!
by Patrick Lee


Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn’t know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.

Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he’s a man with the extraordinary skills and experience—as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel’s own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?

Series: A Sam Dryden Novel (Book 1)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books




The Shadow (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
Special Features Announced!
Coming February 25!


Who knows what evil lurks in the shadow of men? The Shadow knows! Adapted from the long-running classic radio program and Walter B. Gibson’s popular pulp fiction, legendary crime-fighting superhero The Shadow comes to life in the 1994 film adaptation THE SHADOW, starring Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) from visionary filmmaker Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander). Brimming with non-stop action and suspense, this wildly entertaining cinematic adventure also stars John Lone (The Last Emperor), Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s Way), Peter Boyle (Everybody Loves Raymond), Ian McKellen (X-Men), Jonathan Winters (The Smurfs) and Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). On February 25, 2014, Shout! Factory will release THE SHADOW: COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray™, featuring new high definition transfer of this cult classic and all-new interviews with filmmaker Russell Mulcahy, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller and more.  A must-have for movie collectors and pop culture enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, this definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray release of THE SHADOW is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
 
Alec Baldwin stars with Penelope Ann Miller as the legendary crime-fighting superhero in “The wittiest action-adventure since Indiana Jones!” (NBC News). Donning his sweeping black cape and disguise, The Shadow takes on his most dangerous nemesis yet: the last descendant of the great Genghis Khan whose weapon of choice is an atomic bomb. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, they square off for a spectacular battle in a dazzling mixture of mind-blowing special effects, humor and a dose of the macabre that will hold you spellbound!
 
UNIVERSAL PICTURES presents A BREGMAN/BAER Production.  A Film by RUSSELL MULCAHY

ALEC BALDWIN, JOHN LONE, PENELOPE ANN MILLER “THE SHADOW”
 
PETER BOYLE, IAN McKELLEN, JONATHAN WINTERS and TIM CURRY
 
Music by JERRY GOLDSMITH, Music Supervisor JELLYBEAN BENITEZ, Co-Executive Producer STAN WESTON,
 
Costume Designer BOB RINGWOOD, Edited by PETER HONESS, Production Designer JOSEPH NEMEC, III.
 
Director of Photography STEPHEN H. BURUM A.S.C., Executive Producers LOUIS A. STROLLER, ROLF DEYHLE,
 
Written by DAVID KOEPP, Produced by MARTIN BREGMAN, WILLI BÄR, MICHAEL S. BREGMAN
 
Directed by RUSSELL MULCAHY, A UNIVERSAL RELEASE
 
Special Features:
 New interviews with Director Russell Mulcahy, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller, Production Designer Joseph Nemec, III., Director Of Photography Stephen H. Burum and Writer David Koepp
 Theatrical Trailer
 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS Master Audio 5.1/1994/Color/108 minutes/Subtitles: English



THE SHADOW MASTERS SERIES VOL. 1 TPB - Arriving in comic shops February 19!
Writer: Andy Helfer
Art: Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz

Featuring Andy Helfer and Bill Sienkiewicz’s classic Shadow series from 1987! Following Howard Chaykin’s classic mini-series Blood & Judgement, Helfer and Sienkiewicz story stands on its own as one of the most surreal Shadow tales of all time! Contains issues #1-6 of this definitive Shadow story!


Trade Paperback, 144 pages, Full Color, $24.99




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

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 62! This week Barry talks about the ending of the monthly comic series from Dynamite and then reviews the 7th issue of The Shadow Year One!
 If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

   
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Eyes of The Shadow - New!
Doom on the Hill - New!
The Vindicator
Gypsy Vengeance
Murder Marsh
Room of Doom

Tarzan - Warner Bros feature film now in pre-production for July 1, 2016 release!

Warner Bros is charging ahead again with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård set to play the loinclothed Edgar Rice Burroughs hero. The pic, now in preproduction, will open on July 1, 2016, the studio said today. Skarsgård was attached to star in the David Yates-helmed pic when the studio cautiously stalled plans to move forward last spring. At the time Jessica Chastain was circling the female lead, but now the Jane role has gone to Margot Robbie who had a breakout turn in Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street this fall.


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.

Trees and Other Plants on the Cover of Weird Tales - New!
Weird Tales Cover Artists
- New!
Conan and The Lancer Artists - New!
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 4 - New!
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 3
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 2
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 1
C.C. Senf (1873-1949)-Part 3
C.C. Senf (1873-1949)-Part 2
C.C. Senf (1873-1949)-Part 1

Frazetta Swipes
One Hundred Years Gone


Tom Johnson - Now available in a Kindle edition!

NEW PULP HEROES is now available on Kindle for $3.99.

Tom & Ginger Johnson compile 56 essays on new pulp characters, plus 2 essays on villains, plus much more data. Also included are new pulp fiction stories by grandma & grandpa Johnson: “The Mind Master” by Tom, and “The Origin of Mr. Minus” by Ginger. This will only be sold through FADING SHADOWS. This is very likely the first of several books that will chronicle the history of new pulp heroes, and their creators.


NEW PULP HEROES is still available in a 280-page paperback from FADING SHADOWS, $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US).

Order from Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX or contact  fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Tom & Ginger were on The Book Cave discussing NEW PULP HEROES the week of January 2nd, 2014. Please listen in.

This papeback volume is only being sold through FADING SHADOWS, so be the first to get your copies.



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS #36 - Arriving in comic shops February 19!
Writer: Robert Place Napton
Artist: Debora Carita
Cover Artist(s): Jay Anacleto, Fabiano Neves, Mel Rubi

Dejah tries to save the young girl that has been placed in her care while a relentless assassin tries to kill them both.  The race for survival takes them into the heart of one of the darkest regions of Barsoom where they face a horde of hostile creatures!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The Return of Renner and Quist

Samhain Publishing has just awakened Sleeping Bear, the second Renner and Quist adventure by Mark Rigney to see publication as an ebook. I discovered the series last year when the same publisher unearthed The Skates, a screwball quest involving tormented Victorian souls, a pair of magic ice skates, a ghostly hound, and dimensional time and space travel.

Read the rest at the links below.


 William Preston - Coming in two weeks!
A new "Old Man" story!

The April/May 2014 double anniversary issue of ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION will feature “Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key,” a new "Old Man" story by William Preston.

"Each in His Prison, Thinking of the Key" is a direct sequel to "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down," Preston's Doc Savage/pulp hero homage from 2010. This latest story relies on not only the first "Old Man" tale but also 2011's "Clockworks," which takes place in 1962, and 2012's "Unearthed," which takes place in 1925. (All three stories appeared in Asimov's and are available in e-format via Amazon.) Readers will learn what has become of the Old Man in the five years since "Helping Them Take the Old Man Down" and will join a "gifted" young lieutenant who wants to solve the dangerous puzzles surrounding the Old Man. The story also sets up readers for a final tale, "The World Will Be the World Again," coming in the not-too-distant future.


Zombies from the Pulps! - Now available!
Edited by Jeffrey Shanks

ZOMBIES! From The Walking Dead to World War Z to Plants vs. Zombies, they have become a multimedia pop culture sensation. But this isn’t the first zombie boom—in the 1920s and 30s, stories of voodoo zombie masters, mad scientists animating corpses, and evil sorcerers raising undead armies first began to appear in books, in movies, and in the pages of the pulp magazines. This volume collects twenty creepy tales from pulps like Weird Tales, Dime Mystery, and Terror Tales by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, Manly Wade Wellman, Henry Kuttner, and E. Hoffmann Price. From genuine horror classics like “Herman West—Reanimator” and “Pigeons from Hell” to rare and hard-to-find tales from the notorious shudder pulps, this anthology edited with an introduction by Jeffrey Shanks is one that no zombie fan should miss!

Trade Paperback - $19.95 plus S/H
Limited Edition HC - $39.95 plus S/H







07 February 2014

2014 Film Release Dates
February 12, 2014
February 14, 2014
ROBOCOP
VAMPIRE ACADEMY
March 7, 2014
March 14, 2014
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE
VERONICA MARS
April 4, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
May 2, 2014
May 2, 2014
May 23, 2014
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2
LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
June 6, 2014
EDGE OF TOMORROW
July 11, 2014
July 18, 2014
July 25, 2014

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
JUPITER ASCENDING
HERCULES

August 01, 2014
August 22, 2014
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR


The 2014 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (#14)
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
Lombard, Illinois
April 25 (Friday) - April 27 (Sunday), 2014

 

PULPS - PAPERBACKS - ORIGINAL ART - MOVIE MEMORABILIA
OLD TIME RADIO - SCIENCE FICTION - POPULAR CULTURE
GOOD OLD STUFF!

CELEBRATING THE WESTERN PULPS & THE MALTESE FALCON – BLACK MASK – DETECTIVE PULPS
 
LOCATION
THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Hotel Phone # (888) 627-9031
www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/index.html
Please mention the con when booking rooms!


MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships are $35 for all three days, $25 for Friday only, $25 for Saturday only, and $10 for Sunday only.  We are also offering Early Bird Admission for non-dealers for $60, which is a three day membership which allows entry to the dealer room on Friday at 10 a.m. (which is one hour after dealer setup begins and two hours before the con generally opens to the public).  Ages 13 & under are free.  Please note that we can now accept payments online through paypal (account register@windycitypulpandpaper.com).  Also, this year we are the same weekend as Chicago’s large comic show, C2E2 – to help try and attract attendees from C2E2, we’re offering $5 off any one day admission if you show your C2E2 badge!

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

PROGRAM BOOK
All attendees will receive a program book, containing pulp articles and reprints. To advertise in the program book, rates are: full page ads $70 (4 1/8" x 6.75"), half page $40 (4 1/8" x 3 3/8"), business card size $25 (3.25" x 2").  The deadline for submitting and paying for ads is March 15, 2014.  Please contact Tom Roberts at tom.roberts2@comcast.net for ad and other program book matters (other than payment).

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

AUCTIONS
We will have 2 auctions, Friday (from the estate of Jerry Weist as well as material from the files of noted collector Bob Weinberg – including C.L. Moore’s typwritten draft of “Black God’s Kiss” – and the Munsey/Popular Publications files) and Saturday nights.

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

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

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

HOTEL
For our fourteenth show, for the seventh year in a row we’re at the Westin Lombard, in the Western suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $111/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. Central time on April 7, 2014!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

FOR INFO ON THE CON, PLEASE CONTACT
Doug Ellis, 13 Spring Lane, Barrington Hills, IL 60010, 847-217-4241
info@windycitypulpandpaper.com



2014 ECOF Edgar Rice Burroughs Convention
 Fargo, North Dakota ~ JUNE 19-22
 
Guests of Honor include writer Martin Powell and artist Diana Leto of the ERB, Inc. series of all-new weekly comic strips, as well as co-creators of The Halloween Legion.
 
Author David Fury will attend (Biographies on Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller, etc.) and International Author Leia Barrett Durham

 
This rare 1927 silent film starring ERB's son-in-law, Jim Pierce, will be shown on the big screen at the historic Fargo Theater Friday night June 20th.
Accompanying the film will be an original score by Lance Johnson played live at the theatre's mighty Wurlitzer organ.
 
FARGO film actress Kirstin Rudrud will also make an appearance to give the ECOF a proper Fargo flavor, and the chamber of commerce will have the original wood chipper from the movie on display

The ECOF will have a shared Dealers Room with the giant Fargo Comic Con with its own guest comics artists
 
The Registration Fee will include two meals, choice of two T-shirts, goodies bag, and access to all events.
 
More attractions and guests will be announced as they are confirmed.



35th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale - March 16, 2014!

40+ authors and illustrators will sign your books for FREE!

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208

Admission - $5
Free Parking


Website: BlackAce.net

35th Annual Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show   Facebook page


59th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show -  April 6, 2014!
Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$4.50 admission
Children 13 and under free

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



Once again join us on a journey back to an “Age of Aces” as “Battling” Mord Grogan burns through the tortured skies of pre-WWII China. Grogan, an American pilot, commands the all-Chinese “Dragon Squadron” in their battle against the invading Japanese along with his three valiant flight commanders: Monty St. John, the lanky Limey; slender Hank Goyen, the dapper Frog; and last but not least, the imperturbable Ah Im, Grogan’s boyhood chum of old Nanking days, now premier olive-toned ace of the Dragon clan. Never before has the struggle been so fierce or the danger of Oriental treachery so great!

WWI pilot Robert M. Burtt wrote the fourteen Battling Grogan stories in the early 1930’s for Flying Aces Magazine before becoming well known as the co-creator and writer of aviation-themed radio serials like The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen, Captain Midnight, Hop Harrigan and Sky King.

Stories include:
 “Against The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, May 1932
 “The Squadron of Skeletons” – Flying Aces, June 1932
 “The Tartar Thunderbolt” – Flying Aces, October 1932
 “The Dragon’s Brood” – Flying Aces, February 1933
“Shanghai Hawks” – Flying Aces, March 1933
“Minions of the Mikado” – Flying Aces, June 1933
“Eagles of the East” – Flying Aces, July 1933
 “The Dragon’s Decoy” – Flying Aces, September 1933
“Ming Menace” – Flying Aces, November 1933
 “Death from The Rising Sun” – Flying Aces, December 1933
“The Bat Brood” – Flying Aces, January 1934
 “Traitor Truce” – Flying Aces, February 1934
 “Hawks of Nippon” – Flying Aces, May 1934
 “Mace of The Mikado” – Flying Aces, September 1934
 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 470pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-00-0


Available from:  AmazonMike Chomko Books, and Adventure House

Still available:  Captain Philip Strange: Strange War

Coming soon - Captain Philip Strange: Strange Operators

Age of Aces


Altus Press
New e-book editions now available!

We've added nearly 20 more eBooks to our store... check them out... each is $4.99: Altus Press


Black Coat Press - Now available!

THE MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR CORNELIUS
by Gustave Le Rouge
adapted by Brian Stableford


The modern literary archetype of the mad doctor is wonderfully incarnated in French proto-science fiction by Dr. Cornelius Kramm, the star of The Mysterious Dr. Cornelius, a sprawling saga serialized in eighteen volumes in 1912-13, written by the prolific Gustave Le Rouge, author of The Vampires of Mars and The Dominion of the World.

Dr. Cornelius Kramm and his brother, Fritz, rule an international criminal empire called the "Red Hand." Cornelius is a brilliant surgeon, nicknamed the "Sculptor of Human Flesh" because of his diabolical ability to alter people's likenesses through the science of "carnoplasty." He is a cool and calculating man, always scheming, always in control, who enjoys his wealthy surroundings in New York and Paris. His brother Fritz is more of a henchman, a man of action, who rules the Red Hand with an iron fist.

One of Cornelius' top agents is the evil Baruch Jorgell, the son of millionaire Fred Jorgell; Baruch is a sadistic sociopath, who likes to electrocute his victims. Cornelius used his surgical prowess to change the face of Baruch Jorgell, making him unrecognizable.

Cornelius' growing, global, evil web eventually causes the creation of an alliance of heroes, who band together to fight him and, ultimately, defeat the Lords of the Red Hand. These heroes are: Dr. Prosper Bondonnat, an equally brilliant French scientist, biologist and botanist; American billionnaire William Dorgan and his son, Harry Dorgan, who is also in love with the beautiful Isadora Jorgell, Baruch's good-hearted sister; and finally British Lord Burydan, a colorful, freebooting adventurer.

Cornelius Kramm's evil schemes are ultimately defeated after a globe-spanning battle by this alliance of good scientists, lovers, and brave men. However, the ultimate fate of the master villain remains ambiguous... Does he die by his own hand, or does he live to fight another day? Dr. Cornelius remains a man of mystery to the very end...

Gustave Le Rouge (1867-1938) was one of the authors who most embodied the evolution of modern science fiction, moving it away from the juvenile adventures of Jules Verne by incorporating real people with real emotions into his stories, thus bridging the gap between Vernian and Wellsian science fiction.


BUY ALL THREE VOLUMES, GET ONE FREE
US$46.00/GBP £30.00



"I believe we have him," said Cornelius. "Oh, he's well and truly ours now," Fritz agreed, "but he's very headstrong; I fear that he might not be a docile instrument." "Everyone becomes docile when they fall into our hands," the doctor affirmed, with a sinister grimace.

Contents:
1. The Enigma of the Bloody Creek [L'Énigme du Creek Sanglant]
2. The Manor of Diamonds [Le Manoir aux Diamants ]
3. The Sculptor of Human Flesh [Le Sculpteur de Chair Humaine]
4. The Lords of the Red Hand [Les Lords de la Main Rouge]
5. The Secret Of the Island of Hanged Men [Le Secret de l'Île des Pendus]
6. The Knights Of Chloroform [Les Chevaliers du Chloroforme]
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 300 pages


"What is it?" demanded Fred Jorgell, feverishly. "What have you discovered?" "Harry Dorgan has been poisoned," Antoine Paganot declared, gravely. "The Red Hand's threat!" murmured Isidora, shivering

Contents:
7. A Drama at the Lunatic Asylum [Un Drame au Lunatic Asylum]
8. The Phantom Autombile [L'Automobile Fantôme]
9.The Haunted Cottage [Le Cottage Hanté]
10. The Portrait pf Lucretia Borgia [Le Portrait de Lucrece Borgia]
11. A Gipsy's Heart [Coeur de Gitane]
12. The Gorilla Club Cruisder [La Croisière du Gorill-Club]
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.

US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 300 pages



The vaulted hall was lit by a hundred electric lamps, dissimulated by clusters of foliage. Half-dissected cadavers were hidden from view by heavy drapes of orange velvet. Cornelius had only left in evidence one display-case, in which there were wax statues colored with so much artistry that they gave the illusion of life.
 
Contents:
13. The Flower of Sleep [La Fleur du Sommeil]
14. The Bust With Emerald Eyes [Le Buste aux Yeux d'Émeraude]
15. The Lady with the Scabious Flowers [La Dame aux Scabieuses]
16. The Feverish Tower [La Tour Fiévreuse]
17. The Madman of the Blue House [Le Dément de la Maison Bleue]
18. Masks Off! [Bas les Masques!]
Introduction and Notes by Brian Stableford.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
6x9 trade paperback, 308 pages





 
 
Black Dog Books - Now available!
 
Black Dog Books presents the first published collection of the weird fantasy stories of Philip M. Fisher, Jr.  Discover the bizarre happenings in these eleven unforgettable tales.
 
Encounter a strange race of Sargasso Sea-like weed men; ship out on a vessel that sails into a weird magnetic fog and electrical dampening zone; battle against a madman that controls all light and darkness; journey by dirigible to the North Pole to investigate strange happenings and more!
 
Included are:
 • The Demise of Professor Manried
 • Queer
 • The Strange Case of Lemuel Jenkins
 • The Ship of Silent Men (novelette)
 • The Master in Black (novelette)
 • Into His Work
 • Worlds Within Worlds (short novel)
 • Lights
  •The Devil of the Western Sea (novelette)
 • Fungus Isle (novelette)
 • Beyond the Pole (novelette)
 
With an introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz.
Selected and edited by Gene Christie.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
$24.95 US / Trade paperback / 322 pages



Black Dog Books - Now available!
TERROR, INC. by Lester Dent

A new title is now available, Terror, Inc. by Lester Dent.

 • When a series of gruesome corpses is discovered entombed in its freshly-paved streets, a city is cloaked in a bloody shroud of terror . . .
 • All Hollywood lives in dread as The Spark, a mysterious super-villain, launches a killing spree using inexplicable methods . . .
 • A metropolis is invaded by an unstoppable invisible horde of ruthless killers bent on domination . . .
 
These are but some of the weird mysteries encountered in TERROR, INC.
 Fear-wrapped tales of detection from the author of Doc Savage!
 
Included are:
 • Terror, Inc.
 • The Devil's Cargo
 • The Invisible Horde
 • The Whistling Death
 • The Cavern of Heads
 • Murder Street
 
Volume 5 of the Lester Dent Library.
With an introduction by historian Will Murray.

Don't forget to check out the other Lester Dent collections from Black Dog Books, Dead Men's Bones, The Skull Squadron, Hell's Hoofprint's, and Fists of Fury.



Black Dog BooksNow available!

The West has been transformed into a bloody battleground between the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and the American Fur Company, rival factions vying with black powder and cold steel for trapping rights and trade rights with the Native Americans.
 
The mighty rivers have become a highway for that unique breed, the Mountain Men, from the Rocky Mountains across the Great Plains, downriver to St. Louis, where they sell their precious pelts.
 
Fleeing the authorities after killing a man, restless greenhorn Ralph Lander departs St. Louis under cover of night, hoping to join the Bridger trapping expedition going upriver. Looking to redeem himself while pursuing excitement and his fortune, Lander soon discovers there is no flight from the long arm of justice, no sanctuary when surrounded by hostiles after his own hide!
 
With an introduction by Robert J. Randisi (Gunsmith, Mountain Jack Pike series).
Cover art by Paul Strayer.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.
 
NOTE: This edition is authorized by the Hugh Pendexter Literary Trust.


Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940) began his career as a newspaper man but soon started selling short humorous tales in 1904. Within a few years he moved into historical dramas and Westerns. For the next three decades his work became a mainstay of the legendary magazine, Adventure, chronicling Colonial life or the American frontier.
 
Noted for his dedication to research and historical accuracy, Hugh Pendexter authored more than seventy-five novels of period fiction.
 
ISBN: 978-1-884449-44-4
Price: Trade paperback / 160 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog BooksNow available!
 
The thunder of roaring engines and unleashed Lewis guns fill the sky above the South China Sea as Captains Ben Cowan and Luke Lance dive into a series of investigations as flying detectives in these three pulse-pounding air adventure novels.
 
Isle of Lost Wings
"Five must die!" came the eerie voice over the shortwave.
When the Spinthrift is discovered adrift and abandoned, K.O. Pike dispatches his top operative, Ben Cowan, to investigate the disappearance of the yacht's millionaire owner and a killer sky-trail beckons from Borneo to Singapore!
 
Flying Freebooters
A shadowy plane shoots down Luke Lance over the ancient growth jungles of Malaysia. The Straits Agency, attempting to recover their lost pilot, encounters a group of deadly sky pirates and smugglers that threatens the sovereignty of peaceful nations along an imperiled coast!
 
Fighting Wings
After the son of the Rajah of Baharu is kidnapped, the Straits Agency detectives are called on to locate the youth. In the process Luke Lance unearths the mysterious White Mask and an ancient enemy returned from the past seeking vengeance!
 
FIRST BOOK PUBLICATION
With an introduction by award-winning author Evan Lewis.
Cover art by George Rozen.

ISBN: 978-1-884449-45-1
Price: Trade paperback / 214 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available!

The long-awaited Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, many months in preparation, is now available from Murania Press.

A greatly revised and expanded version of 2007’s Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Collecting Pulps, this massive new book has been positioned as more of a reference work than a mere manual for hobbyists. It’s a complete history of the pulp magazine (told in more detail than ever attempted by a single author) wrapped up in one-volume. Its 2007 predecessor had 226 pages and close to 400 pulp-cover reproductions. The new Guide to Pulp Fiction has 414 pages and 700 cover repros, along with a smattering of original cover paintings.

Chapters from the old Guide have been extensively reworked. New chapters have been added on Spicy pulps, sports pulps, love pulps, and war-and-aviation pulps. Also, two new appendices have been created for pulp-fiction readers who don’t collect the vintage magazines. One appendix gives basic information on the best small-press reprint publishers, while the other lists the most important anthologies of pulp stories in various genres.

The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction is priced at $29.95, which includes shipping to domestic U.S. buyers. However, Murania Press is also making the book available at a 20 percent discount to anybody who purchases it along with a one-year subscription to Blood ‘n’ Thunder. This special offer has its own page on the Murania Press site and is available to those who renew or extend their subscriptions as well.

Don’t miss out on what some fans are already calling 2013’s must-have book. Visit the Murania Press web site today at the link below.


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback
Price: $29.95





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

Another DD&MM Hiccup….
Countdown: 100 Days to Windy City!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #38 Update
Celebrating The Serial’s Centennial
Final Days For The Special Deal On BNT’s GUIDE TO PULP FICTION
Happy Holidays From Murania Press

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 268: Zombies vs. Robots
Bobby Nash, head zombie talks to the Book Cave about his contribution to the seriews Zombie vs Robots. At the end of the show you get to hear Ric having problems shutting off his recorder.
Art's Reviews Episode 10: The Phantom Lagoon
Art talks with Will Murray and Joe Devito about the newest Doc Savage novel. Be sure and listen for exclusive Doc Savage news.

Episode 267: Robots unleashed!  
Episode 266:  Gary Lovisi
Episode 265:  The Wolverine
Episode 264: David Wood
Episode 263: The Tom and Ginger Show


Centipede Press - Now available!
BROOD OF THE WITCH QUEEN by Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) was a celebrated and prolific British writer and the creator of Fu Manchu. He was the author of such famous novels as The Green Eyes of Bast and The Bat Flies Low. What is not well known, however, is that Rohmer was also a prodigious author of short stories of weirdness and terror. Over the course of his career he wrote dozens of stories collected in several volumes that have now become scarce collector’s items.

This volume presents fifteen stories by Rohmer, taken from such rare collections as Tales of Secret Egypt and The Haunting of Low Fennel. They feature Rohmer’s patented mix of exotic settings, supernaturalism, and adventure. Among them are such famous stories as “Tchériapin,” a tale of a mad chemist; “The Curse of a Thousand Kisses,” about a centuries-old curse; “Lord of the Jackals,” a haunting account of love and death in Egypt; and “The Haunting of Low Fennel,” a classic haunted house story. Also included is the full-length novel Brood of the Witch-Queen, one of the finest novels of Egyptian horror ever published.

This signed limited edition is just 300 copies. The dustjacket is the work of David Ho, with the interior illustrations by Swiss artist Gwabryel. At over 500 pages, with twelve stories and one full-length novel, this is the only edition of Sax Rohmer’s weird fiction in print.


Limited to 300 copies, each signed by cover artist David Ho, interior artist Gwabryel, and editor S.T. Joshi.
• Striking full-color, wraparound dustjacket printed on Mohawk Carnival stock.
• Printed endpapers.
• Full cloth cover with image inset on front board.
• Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.

Cloth: $65
 


Clive Cussler: THE BOOTLEGGER (An Isaac Bell Adventure) - Coming March 4!
by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott

It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs—and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure (Book 7)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult


 

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

Forgotten Stories: "Cry Murder!" The LOST Doan & Carstairs adventure by Norbert Davis - READ IT HERE! - New!
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - DAY 4: Oh, Murderer Mine (1946) - New!
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - DAY 3: Sally's in the Alley (1943) - New!
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - Day 2: The Mouse in the Mountain (1943) - New!
DOAN & CARSTAIRS WEEK - Day 1: Holocaust House (1940) - New!
Forgotten Books: BENEFIT PERFORMANCE by Richard Sale (1946)
WEIRD TALES 34, 35 & 36 (1926)
Flying Freebooters: A new Adventure collection by FREDERICK NEBEL


DOC WILDE AND THE FROGS OF DOOM - Digital edition now on sale until midnight February 16 (Eastern time)!

I love readers. I particularly love my readers, and I love getting more of them. So, in celebration of the upcoming Valentine’s holiday, a day dedicated to love, I am putting the digital version of my novel Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom on sale through Valentine’s weekend, ending February 16 at midnight Eastern Time.

The sale price is just $3.99. Usual price is $6.99.
 
The book is an old-fashioned pulp adventure told through a modern lens, written for all ages; I hear from kids as young as eight, and grown-ups up into their eighties. It is fully illustrated by Australian comics whiz Gary Chaloner, and when I say fully illustrated, I mean it. There are a lot of cool pictures in this book. It is a labor of love, a celebration of pulp fiction, families, literature, and battles against armies of man-frogs out to destroy the world.


The sale price is in effect at Amazon (Kindle) and at DriveThru Fiction (epub, mobi, and PDF).



Even Unto Death (Isadora Fleming) by Wesley Julian - Now available!

Retired from her life as an assassin, Isadora Fleming wants nothing more than a safe life for her and her son, Sergei. With the world ravaged by the undead, safety seems impossible, but hope is not lost. When the CEO of Steelewood Private Military Corporation, the most powerful man in the world, and the best chance for a better life, is murdered by agents from her past, Isadora is forced out of retirement. As long as her past lives, no one is safe. For the sake of her, her son, and the world, her past must be destroyed. Along with a team of mercenary commandos, Isadora's hunt takes her from Boston to London and finally to São Paulo, where she uncovers a sinister truth and that the man behind everything is the very man who trained her....

Kindle Price:  $1.99 



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

"Bunkies" by Charles Harvey Raymond from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, April 27, 1918
Two old army buddies are at odds with each other but come to a reconciliation.
"Candidate for Murder" by Nels Leroy Jorgensen from BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, May, 1949
Featuring: Black Burton
Through a maze of politics and gangsterism, the intrepid gambler-sleuth gropes his way to the foes of a gubernatorial aspirant whom the underworld has doomed to death.
"Thubway Tham Getth Bail" by Johnston McCulley from 
DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE, February 12, 1921
Featuring: Thubway Tham
Thubway Tham, lisping pickpocket, has another adventure.


F. Paul Wilson: FEAR CITY - Now available for pre-order!

F. Paul Wilson concludes his Repairman Jack early years trilogy (and what could be the last Repairman Jack novel he writes) with FEAR CITY.

It's February, 1993.  When a woman's mutilated body washes up on an Astoria beach, the unidentifiable corpse is dubbed "The Ditmars Dahlia."  But Jack knows who she is and sets out to learn why and, most important, who.  The killers and those who ordered her death go on with their lives, never dreaming that anyone would care about the death of a nobody, unaware of the relentless nemesis they've set in motion. 

FEAR CITY concludes the Repairman Jack Early Years Trilogy. All the threads of the first two novels weave into a violent tapestry involving the mob, the super-secret Septimus Order, a high-priced call girl operation, and the terrorists who first bombed the World Trade Center.  All will be impacted by Jack's quest to avenge the brutal death of a "nobody."

For the lettered edition only each copy will contain an original (not a copy) of an outline page, with handwritten corrections and additions, F. Paul Wilson used for FEAR CITY. This enhances the book's collectibility as NO two books will be alike (each customer received a different original outline page).





  Now online!
New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

December 2013

In Writings
The Flying Stars by G. K. Chesterton
A Christmas-themed story starring Father Brown from the May 20th, 1911 issue of The Saturday Evening Post including the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


November 2013
In Writings
Valentin Follows a Curious Trail (The Blue Cross) by G. K. Chesterton.
The first appearance of Father Brown as presented in the July 23, 1910 issue of The Saturday Evening Post with the original illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.


July - October 2013
In Writings
Just in time (sort of) for Halloween, The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson - New!

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!

Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

The Mysterious Death In Percy Street
The Birmingham Mystery
The Regent's Park Murder
The Brighton Mystery
The Dublin Mystery
The Theft at the English Provident Bank
The Edinburgh Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The York Mystery
The Robbery In Phillimore Terrace
The Fenchurch Street Mystery

Also, don't forget to take a look at the short biography of the Baroness that appeared in the April, 1902 issue of The Royal Magazine.


June 2013
In Writings
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The seminal detective tale that introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin and ushered in the "modern" detective story.  Also included: all foreign and archaic words and phrases can be viewed in translation by running your cursor over the words; a biographical introduction by Dan Neyer and Bob Gay; and the first illustrations for the tale from an 1852 book collection.


May 2013
In Writings
No Man's Land
The long short story of Picts and the Scottish moors that may have had an influence on Robert E. Howard written by John Buchan. Introduction by Dan Neyer.

The Death's Head Meteor
The first published story by Neil R. Jones (of Professor Jameson fame) from the January, 1930 issue of Air Wonder Stories including the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
FIST OF AFRICA 
 
Nigeria 2004 ... Nicholas 'New Breed' Steed, a tough teen from the mean streets of Chicago, is sent to his mother’s homeland – a tiny village in Nigeria – to avoid trouble with the law. Unknown to Nick, the tiny village is actually a compound where some of the best fighters in the world are trained. Nick is teased, bullied and subjected to torturous training in a culture so very different from the world where he grew up.

Atlanta 2014 ... After a decade of training in Nigeria, a tragedy brings Nick back to America. Believing the disaffected youth in his home town sorely need the same self-discipline and strength of character training in the African martial arts gave him, Nick opens an Academy. While the kids are disinterested in the fighting style of the cultural heritage Nick offers, they are enamored with mixed martial arts. Nick decides to enter the world of mixed martial arts to make the world aware of the effectiveness and efficiency of the martial arts of Africa.

Pursing a professional career in MMA, Nick moves to Atlanta, Georgia, where he runs into his old nemesis – Rico Stokes, the organized crime boss who once employed Nick’s father, wants Nick to replace his father in the Stokes’ protection racket. Will New Breed Steed claim the Light Heavyweight title … Or will the streets of Atlanta claim him?





Futures-Past Editions
Visit Futures Past Editions' New Website – and Find 16 Free eBooks!

A pioneer publisher of classic and contemporary science fiction, fantasy and horror in ebook and paperback since 1998, Futures Past Editions launches a new and improved website: FuturesPastEditions.com
FuturesPastEditions.com features a beautiful header created by Valerie Tibbs and extraordinary visual design by Frankie Hill. Raves for their work have been pouring in.

The new site offers links to all available titles, searchable by genre and author; a free books page; comic book and graphic novel releases; the Futures Past Editions blog and more.
To celebrate, Futures Past Editions is making 16 full-length ebooks available in Kindle and ePub format!

Just click here – FuturesPastEditions.com – then select the Free Books tab below our banner. When you see a book that looks interesting on the Free Books page, click on its thumbnail, then on the “Buy Now” tab, where you will find links to download the ebook free at Amazon, iTunes and Kobo (and for 99 cents at B&N, the lowest price they allow publishers to set).

Futures Past Editions e-books are currently available for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iOS devices through Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and iTunes (90% of our titles are up at all four sites, and the rest are being added daily).
Select titles are also being made available in premier print editions.

Futures Past Editions issues both exciting new works from talented authors and classic works from the masters and grandmasters of the field. Authors include Hugo, Nebula, EPIC and Balrog Award nominees, winners and genre legends, such as:
Alexis A. Gilliland (John Campbell Award winner)
Edmond Hamilton (father of the space opera)
Rog Phillips (Hugo Award finalist)
Merissa St. James (Silver Rose Award finalist)
Michael Swanson (author of Farlight, The Angel Baby, and others)
Manly Banister (Hugo Award nominee)
Nelson S. Bond (Nebula Author Emeritus)
Joe Vadalma (author of the Raven Lenore—Psychic Investigator, and Chronicles of Morgaine the Witch series)
Arthur K. Barnes (author of the Interplanetary Huntress series)
Charles Lee Jackson II (with his legendary underground pulp sensation, the "Emperor" books)
Thea von Harbou (who brought you Metropolis: the book that inspired the movie)
J. D. Crayne (author of the Captain Spycer trilogy)M.Christian (Lambda Award Finalist)—and many, many others!

If you would like to be added to the Futures Past Editions mailing list to receive their periodic newsletter and/or review copies, or to opt out of our press contact list, please email Associate Publisher M.Christian at mchristian@renaissanceebooks.com


Fu-Manchu: PRESIDENT FU-MANCHU - Coming March 4!
by Sax Rohmer

Fu-Manchu journeys to the United States for the first time, and is the power behind a "League of Good Americans" candidate for the presidency. From Niagara Falls to the catacombs of NY's Chinatown, Nayland Smith and federal agent Mark Hepburn seek to stop the Devil Doctor and his plan to assassinate a presidential candidate – 30 years before The Manchurian Candidate!

BONUS FEATURE: This volume includes the first of three "lost adventures of Nayland Smith".  "The Mark of the Monkey," follows Smith and Petrie as they become embroiled in a murder investigation in Dartmoor. It appeared in Rohmer's 1920 book of short fiction, The Haunting of Low Fennel, and has only previously been included with the Fu-Manchu stories in France and Belgium.


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books




Girasol Collectables - February Pulp Replicas!

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

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will 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 $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #101 from February 1942 - $35
Featuring  "Murder's Legionaires
"

TERROR TALES #41 from July/Aug 1939 - $35
Featuring  "Slaves for the Wine Goddess"
WEIRD TALES #135 from March 1935 - $35
Featuring Conan in  "Jewels of Gwahlur" by Robert E. Howard
        
      
   
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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

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

#14 December 1937 

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)

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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

#35 July-August 1938
#36 September-October 1938
#37 November-December 1938
#38 January-February 1939
#39 March-April 1939
#40 May-June 1939

#41 July-August 1939

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 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
#132 December 1934

#135 March 1935
#143 November 1935
#151 July 1936
#152 August 1936
#153 October 1936
#173 June 1938


Girasol Collectables
Coming in April and highly recommended!
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.


Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 2
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future

Girasol has launched a new series of deluxe hardcover editions which feature full sets of top quality cover scans of various pulp titles. These numbered Limited Edition volumes of 300 copies each are designed to present the cover art in all its glory. The interior pages are 8.5"x11", full color throughout, 130+ pages.

Each book in the series has a mix of full page scans, size as to the original pulps, as well as some 4 per page and 6 per page. The exterior is made from bonded leather, with a small color cover inset on the front of an issue-of-interest from the interior. There is a brief introduction about the cover art and artists, as well as a title checklist with issue number, date, and cover artist if known.

The first volume, which was a Hallowe'en 2013 release, was... WEIRD TALES!
The second volume, which is scheduled for April 2014 is... Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future!

This edition will be the same format as our Weird Tales Pulp Cover Gallery, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art. A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Space ships... weird monsters... bullet-boobed alien princesses... it's all there!

Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive book about the pulp itself, but rather, a visual reference of the covers.

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES
$125 plus s&h ($10 within North America, $25 for international)
Release date: Now available!

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – Thrilling Wonder Stories / Startling Stories / Captain Future
Pre-release Special: Only $115! Order before March 1st and save $19 off regular $134 price.
Release date: April 1, 2014!

Please note that the cover inset may not be exactly as shown in the image at the right.



 
 


The Golden Age - Now online!

MICHAEL W. KALUTA ~ Misc Artworks - New!
ROY KRENKEL ~ 1918-1983 - New!
FLASH GORDON
FRANK KELLY FREAS ~ 1922-2005  
FRANK FRAZETTA ~ The Conan Paintings  
 

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  February 15, 2013!

There is a change in the meeting date for this months's (the February) Gotham Pulp Collectors Club meeting. 
Due to a scheduling issue at the Jefferson Market Library, we'll be meeting on the THIRD Saturday this month instead of the second Saturday.
 
The meeting room for this month will be on the third floor. There is an elevator.  Signs will be placed.
 
These changes are a result of the renovations at the Hudson Park Library.  They will last, I'm told, six months.  We may be able to go back there after May.


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:
Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library. 425 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.) near 9th Street.
Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com


Grimm: THE CHOPPING BLOCK - Coming February 18!
by John Passarella

A cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods... Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate - but there seems to be no connection between the victims... A brand-new original story set in the Grimm universe.

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Titan Books




Haffner Press
Now available!

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


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


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


Haffner Press
Now available!

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


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

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


Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!

May 2014


BORDERLINE by Lawrence Block
Cover art by Michael Koelsch

THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!

On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide—with fatal results. You'll meet

MARTY—the professional gambler who rolls the dice on a night with...
MEG—the bored divorcee who seeks excitement and finds...
LILY—the beautiful hitchhiker lured into a live sex show by...
CASSIE—the redhead with her own private agenda...
and WEAVER—the madman, the killer with a straight razor in his pocket, on the run from the police and determined to go down swinging!

This is MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block at his rawest and most visceral, a bloody, bawdy, brutal story of passion and punishment—and of lines that were never meant to be crossed.

First publication ever under the author’s real name!
Volume includes three of Block’s rarest short stories, from the pages of the pulp magazines of half a century ago
Lawrence Block is one of the most acclaimed living crime writers, having won every major award in the genre (including 5 Edgar Awards) and been named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America
Block’s novel A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is coming out as a movie with Liam Neeson starring.



Hermes Press
Arriving in comic shops February 12!

TERRY AND THE PIRATES
THE GEORGE WUNDER YEARS VOLUME 1: 1946 - 1948


After Milt Caniff left Terry and the Pirates in 1946 to create Steve Canyon he was succeeded by George Wunder. Under Wunder's stewardship the strip continued for another quarter century. Wunder's Terry and The Pirates is brought back to life in this important new reprint. This historic title presented in a deluxe hardcover landscape format, which includes the daily and Sunday strips (reproduced in full color) which ran in continuity.

Hardcover, 12 x 9, Partial Color, $60.00



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
  
Pulp and Digest Replicas   Pulp Tales Presents    Comics   ERB  
Now available!

BEDTIME STORIES, August 1935
A collection of eight spicy stories.


Contents:
A PEACH OF A PAIR by Tony Fowler
HIS WILD FLING by Vergie Woods
GUARDIAN ANGEL by Andrew Soames
FRAME-UP by Gary Robson
FORGIVEN AGAIN by Tom Kane
JUST FOR COMPANY by Algernon Free
MARRIED MEN PREFERRED by Chloe Madison
LOVE C. O. D. by Raoul Hunt

6 x 9 inch, 68 pages. $15.00.




 TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
The classic story of a boy and a pirate in search of hidden treasure. Fully illustrated.


Order Hardcover with Pictorial Boards Here - $30
Order Trade Paperback Here - $15

 



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Paul Powers Papers and Pulp Fiction Magazine Collection Donated to Ohio State University - New!
LOVE STORY, February 20, 1937
Newsstand photos from rare American News Company publication
J. D. Salinger on American Masters
Water!.......Water! -
An Appreciation of WORDSLINGERS
Pulp Covers: Tropical

LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 03 SATAN SMELLS A RAT - Arriving in comic shops February 12!
(Writer) Mike Mignola, John Arcudi (Art) Tonci Zonjic & Various (Cover) Dave Stewart & Various

Hellboy’s favorite gun-blazing vigilante takes justice to the skies aboard a Nazi-filled zeppelin and to the gritty alleyways of Chinatown against an army of monkeys. Collects The Prayer of Neferu, Caput Mortuum, Satan Smells a Rat, A Scent of Lotus #1-#2, and “Tony Masso’s Finest Hour” from Dark Horse Presents #9.

Trade paperback,
$18.99



MASK OF THE RED PANDA  - Arriving in comic shops February 12!
Gregg Taylor (Writer) • Dean Kotz (Art) • Dean Kotz (Cover)
 
Racketeers, gangsters, the occasional power-mad super villain–all have fallen before the iron resolve of the city’s masked protectors. But when forces with powers from beyond this world threaten to bring their war to the streets of Depression-era Toronto, can even the Red Panda prevent disaster? Bringing to life characters from The Red Panda Adventures, Decoder Ring Theatre’s award-winning radio drama series, Mask of the Red Panda is pulse-pounding pulp perfection for all those who love the classic two-fisted adventures of the golden age of radio, classic movie serials, and the hero pulps.
 
Trade Paperback, 104 pages, Full Color, $17.99










The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/


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

This Site is for essays on The New Pulp Heroes. It’s about time we catalog new characters appearing in books and anthologies. Since Tom does not have time to read everything being published, he is offering space for legitimate creators of new pulp characters to send him their data, and he will post their essays. The only changes Tom will make to essays will be editing and format. If you wish, include a jpeg of a book cover or b&w illustration if you have permission from the artist. By sending Tom your essays, you are giving me permission to promote and showcase this data. Eventually, it would be nice to see all the data published in book format. Essays should be up to 500 words, and include information on MC and back up characters, creator, title of books, and where the stories can be found.

The Whispering Skull
- New!
New Pulp Heroes - New!
The Suppressor - New!
Red Eye
The Omen

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!
Off-Trail Publications website now online!
Off-Trail Publications now has an official website online.
Checkout their many fine publications at:
http://offtrailpublications.com/

PULPWOOD DAYS: VOLUME 2: LIVES OF THE PULP WRITERS
Edited by John Locke


This unique collection mines the writers’ mags for those rare articles in which pulp writers looked back on their careers—how they broke in, their successes and failures, the glories and hardships of the pulp racket. These are hardboiled writing stories from the Pulp Era—when the greatest time in history to sell fiction—the 1920s—was suddenly followed by one of the worst—the ’30s.

Complementing the twenty pieces are all-new profiles of the subject authors. Who were they? What weren’t they telling us? What happened to them after the pulps died? We meet the writers and see how their lives were shaped by the times and the ever-shifting fortunes of the pulps.

From all walks of life, they were as interesting as the characters they imagined—soldiers and sailors, a lumberjack, a daredevil aviator, a WWI ambulance driver, a beauty-contest emcee, a career criminal, and—why not?—the leader of a marching band.

Some of these names are remembered today; many are not. But they all left behind fascinating and enlightening glimpses into the great days when the pulps ruled the newsstands. Included are Arthur J. Burks, Tom Curry, Steve Fisher, Hapsburg Liebe, Chuck Martin, Harold Masur, Tom Thursday, Paul Triem, Jean Francis Webb, and many others. Over 100,000 words of pulp history.

6x9-inch perfect bound; 250 pages, $22.00+

Available on Amazon.com

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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




PS Publishing: ROY THOMAS PRESENTS VOL 03 PLANET COMICS HC - Arriving in comic shops February 12!

A third big helping of interstellar shenanigans. Hey, if only space travel really was like this...! Collects Fiction House's Planet Comics issues #9-12, September 1940 to May 1941.


Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, $49.99



After a couple of weeks of grueling work by our communications department, the PulpFest website has been fully updated. Except for the pages referring to conventions past, each and every page was examined from top to bottom and improved using the ideas of both organizing committee members and you, our dedicated supporters. Thank you to everyone for your help and encouragement as we prepare for the 43rd annual summer pulp con. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus starting on Thursday evening, August 7th and running until mid-afternoon on Sunday, August 10th. So what are you waiting for? Click on the link above, reserve a room, and make your plans to attend PulpFest 2014! 

Read the rest at the link above.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Time’s Last Gift by Philip Jose Farmer
Half Past Danger by Stephen Mooney  
Spear & Fang by Robert E. Howard
The Price of Vengeance by Hugh B. Cave
Tiger Cat by David H. Keller



Pulp Den - Now online!

Fight Card: Fist of Africa - New!
New Pulp Heroes - New!
35 Years Ago Today - New!
The Cemetery of The Swallows
Tom's Short Story Collection
The New Adventure of The Green Ghost

Echoes 30
Fight Card Anthology

         Pulp Den  

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

Profile of Bob Davis, All-Story and Munsey's magazine editor, from 1920 - New!
Profile of Arthur S. Hoffman, Adventure magazine editor, from 1920
Collection of Frank Gruber's Black Mask short stories about Oliver Quade, Encyclopedia salesman just released
Pulp art - original paintings and cover photos from the Robert Lesser collection - slideshow
Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Best of Adventure, vol. 1, 1910-1912
T.T. Flynn - Sailor, Railroadman, Author

Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



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

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

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


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 5′
- New!
Captain Satan and His Ambassadors From Hell
- New!
Review: ‘The Shadow of Judex’
Review: ‘Grottos of Chinatown’

Review: ‘The Rook, Vol. 4′
A look at the Munsey pulp heroes

Review: ‘Tales of Masks & Mayhem, Vol. 4′
Capt. Hazzard, overlooked Doc Savage clone


Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

PulpFest website updated for 2014 - New!
Marveling over ‘Marvel Tales’
- New!
Timing is everything
Reread or not?
Speaking of Murray Leinster…
So, how do you say Leinster?

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/

Pulp Shows - Now online!

Visit the Pulp Coming Attractions PULP SHOWS page for the latest on the 2014 pulp shows!


RED SONJA: BERSERKER (ONE-SHOT) - Arriving in comic shops February 12!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins (Art) Fritz Casas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

After a fight in a tavern  results in Red Sonja being arrested and becoming a prisoner, she is sold to a  promoter who stages gladiatorial games. There, in the blood-soaked sand of the arena, she finds herself pitted against an old friend — a huge snow bear that she once saved from hunters.  But will they unite to wreak havoc on their enemies, or will they fight one another to the death?

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99
, On sale February 5.





Runner (A Sam Dryden Novel) - Coming February 18!
by Patrick Lee


Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn’t know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.

Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he’s a man with the extraordinary skills and experience—as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel’s own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?

Series: A Sam Dryden Novel (Book 1)
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books






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


Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel
based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, 
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™.

JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™ graphic novel has been delivered to Dark Horse Comics for edits!


Written by Martin Powell
 Authorized by ERB Inc.
Illustrated by:

Artgüello Carlos, Tomás M. Aranda, Daren Bader, Terry Beatty,
Sergio Cariello, Jamie Chase, Thomas Floyd, Steven E Gordon,
Lowell Isaac, Diana Leto, Pablo Marcos, Will Meugniot,
Nik Poliwko, Steve Price, Mark Wheatley, and Tom Yeates


From Sequential Pulp Comics/Dark Horse.
 
 



 
The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
Now available!

 

It includes a special 100-page Club Membership Handbook which includes a comprehensive list of American sound serials in order of release date, Secret Codes, Video Lists, and much more, a Membership Certificate, Squadron Pin, Membership Card, Stickers, a Lone Ranger color lobby card repro and a beautiful mini-poster of Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers!

BASIC MEMBERSHIP Includes:
  • A 100 page 6x9" Squadron Member "Pocket Pal" Handbook which features an unprecedented 35-page list of all US serials, silent and sound, listed in order of their original release dates, and not just by year but day and month too which will make this the most accurate list of released serials ever, especially in relation to their release order. Directors, principal stars and chapter and studio info are all also in the list, and titles have been checked for missing "The"s and other inaccuracies. Serials which exist either complete or of which at least one chapter exists appear in bold type,and apparently completely-lost serials in standard. Also, importantly, distinctions have been made between what titles of the silents were serials with a continuous story and which were "series" with continuing characters featured in self-contained episodes. This will be an invaluable reference for serial fans and cinema historians alike! The Pocket Pal (which may actually become your new best friend) also includes: Other serial lists; by studio, re-release and feature version titles, lists of Mystery Heroes and Mystery Villains, etc., Lists of Republic Home Video serial VHS and laserdisc releases and other video info, room to add addresses and contact information for your Squadron pals, a 2014 Calendar, Ron "Pa Stark" Stephenson's valuable Serial Vital Statistics list, reprinted from the SerialFest 2008 Annual, which lists birth and death dates, cause of death and location for dozens of serial stars and keys to Secret codes which will be necessary to decode secret messages that will appear here and on the website.
  • Squadron Membership Certificate suitable for framing
  • Squadron membership card
  • Squadron pin
  • 6 Humorous Serial Character Stickers
  • A beautiful color art print of Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers
  • A Color Lobby Card Repro from THE LONE RANGER Chapter 1
  • And all rights and privileges due to Squadron Members including:
Access to Members-Only Pages and Forums (using your Squadron secret codes from the membership book) at the Squadron Website
Possible discounts on DVDs for sale or other special members-only offers
The knowledge your contribution helps encourage serial restoration & preservation

THUNDER RIDER Members are those interested in co-sponsoring, co-producing or producing a Squadron DVD release, with either a monetary sponsorship, loan or donation of a film or transfer, or a significant contribution of research or effort which helps bring a project to completion. More information about how to become a Thunder Rider will be posted shortly.  


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Vindicator - New!
Gypsy Vengeance - New!
Murder Marsh
Room of Doom

SHERLOCK HOLMES: MORIARTY LIVES #2 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 12!
(Writer) David Liss (Art) Daniel Indro  (Cover) Francesco Francavilla

Stranded in Switzerland, his criminal network in tatters, and with the world believing him dead, the world’s most notorious villain, Professor James Moriarty, faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of an orphaned child.  Bound by a solemn promise, and determined to seek revenge against a local madman, Moriarty begins a clever campaign to work his way inside his enemy’s fortress.  The trap is set, and Moriarty is determined to succeed, but is he villainous enough for the task?
 

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 12.



Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 3 (1971-1974) - Coming in July!

This third volume of a four-book series collecting the entire run of the Tarzan newspaper strip by Russ Manning presents the final two, complete daily storylines, plus four extended Sunday adventures. In the dailies from August 2, 1971 through July 29, 1972, Tarzan returns to the Earth's core, while Korak plays guide on the dangerous white water river. In the Sundays from January 24, 1971 through March 17, 1974, Tarzan travels to Pal-ul-don and Korak enters the City of Xuja.

Hardcover: 296 pages






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 Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 3 - New!
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 2 - New!
John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part 1 - New!
C.C. Senf (1873-1949)-Part 3 - New!
C.C. Senf (1873-1949)-Part 2 - New!
C.C. Senf (1873-1949)-Part 1
- New!
Frazetta Swipes - New!
One Hundred Years Gone - New!
Woman Into Animal
Man Into Animal
Snake
Man and Animal
Woman and Wolf
Woman and Animal
A New Magazine

Man, Woman, and Animal

Tellers of Weird Tales
New pulp era story magazine under consideration! 


Terence Hanley is considering publishing a magazine in the spirit of the story magazines of the pulp era.
Anyone interested in submitting stories, poetry, illustrations, cartoons, and essays in the realms of fantasy, weird fiction, horror, and science fiction of the speculative kind--no space opera, should visit the link below for more information.

Tom Johnson - Now available in a Kindle edition!

NEW PULP HEROES is now available on Kindle for $3.99.

Tom & Ginger Johnson compile 56 essays on new pulp characters, plus 2 essays on villains, plus much more data. Also included are new pulp fiction stories by grandma & grandpa Johnson: “The Mind Master” by Tom, and “The Origin of Mr. Minus” by Ginger. This will only be sold through FADING SHADOWS. This is very likely the first of several books that will chronicle the history of new pulp heroes, and their creators.


NEW PULP HEROES is still available in a 280-page paperback from FADING SHADOWS, $12.00, plus $3.99 postage (US).

Order from Tom Johnson, 204 W. Custer St., Seymour, TX or contact  fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Tom & Ginger were on The Book Cave discussing NEW PULP HEROES the week of January 2nd, 2014. Please listen in.

This papeback volume is only being sold through FADING SHADOWS, so be the first to get your copies.


Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by
Christopher R. Yates

(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Dreams of the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $25.99
Revolution: Secret World Chronicles Book III, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00
The Black Stiletto: Secrets & Lies, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95
Ex-Purgatory, Peter Clines, Broadway, $14.00, January 14, 2014
Iron Man: Extremis, Marie Javins, Marvel, $7.99, January 14, 2014

Coming soon!
Wild Cards III, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, February 11, 2014
Necessary Evil, Ian Tregillis, Tor, $14.99, March 4, 2014
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel, $24.99, March 18, 2014
Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger: The Screenplay Chris Markus & Stephen McFeely, Marvel, $16.99, March 25, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past, Author not announced, Marvel, $24.99, May 20, 2014
Warbound [Grimnoir Chronicles, Bk. 3], Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, May 27, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  April 18, 2014
Resistence, Samit Basu, Titan, $14.99, July 08, 2014
Turbulence, Samit Basu, Titan, $7.99, July 29, 2014
Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Marvel, $24.99, July 15, 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, J.M. DeMatteis, Marvel, $24.99, October 14, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 01, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95, November 15, 2014
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00,
July 2015


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
As Tartary Burns

As Tartary Burns is the debut novel by Riley Hogan and is newly published by Airship 27. Calling the novel pulp fiction isn’t completely accurate. Hogan finds himself in the same position as the standout talents of the pulp world of the 1920s and 1930s who were published in the pulps but whose prose was more polished and literate than most of their peers to the degree that it seems an oversight they were passed up by the slicks. Many of those talents today are recognized as having lasting literary value. So it is with As Tartary Burns, an ambitious fast-paced historical adventure that presents an alternate history of the Cossacks, Ottomans, and Crimeans.

Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says


CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 9: Dr. Fu Manchu

Taking a look at the Yellow Peril, one of the original arch-villains: Dr. Fu Manchu. Along for the ride are current Fu Manchu writer William Patrick Maynard & CGS Forums moderator Solitaire Rose.


Zombies from the Pulps! - Now Available for Pre-Order!
Edited by Jeffrey Shanks

ZOMBIES! From The Walking Dead to World War Z to Plants vs. Zombies, they have become a multimedia pop culture sensation. But this isn’t the first zombie boom—in the 1920s and 30s, stories of voodoo zombie masters, mad scientists animating corpses, and evil sorcerers raising undead armies first began to appear in books, in movies, and in the pages of the pulp magazines. This volume collects twenty creepy tales from pulps like Weird Tales, Dime Mystery, and Terror Tales by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, Manly Wade Wellman, Henry Kuttner, and E. Hoffmann Price. From genuine horror classics like “Herman West—Reanimator” and “Pigeons from Hell” to rare and hard-to-find tales from the notorious shudder pulps, this anthology edited with an introduction by Jeffrey Shanks is one that no zombie fan should miss!

Ships February 2014

Trade Paperback - $19.95 plus S/H
Limited Edition HC - $39.95 plus S/H



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