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27 February 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

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

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



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

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

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

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

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

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


NEW PULP SUNDAY

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


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

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

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




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


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

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 9-11, 2015!

The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 9-11, 2015, welcomes award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

The Lectureship opens with Readings with Visiting Authors and Friends of the Lectureship on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112. The evening concludes with dinner at our usual spot, the Cattle Baron.

Friday morning features Guest of Honor Paolo Bacigalupi reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112. After a break, luncheon follows at 11:30 (Zia Room, Campus Union), with keynote address from the GOH and comments from our favorite Mistress of the Podium, Connie Willis.

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

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon (location TBA).

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6, 2015.


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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

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

Adventure House
Now available!

Gun Molls Magazine - 04/31

"The Island of the Damned" by Anatole Feldman
"Big Ike and Atkins were pals—even against Goldie and the barren Convict Island where men went—never to return."
 
"The Gal and the Gallows" by P.L. Trussell
"The Madame Goes Dramatic" by Perry Paul
"Big Fan Cashes In" by Ernest Booth
"The Guy in 815" by William Stueber
"Ship's Racket" by Victor Emmett
"Rats Turn" by E.E. Murton
 
Cover Artist: Chris Scharre

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 11/38
 
"Death Glow" by Robert Wallace
"All the Phantom's knowledge, might and courage are called into play when he strives to blast a diabolic mass murder scheme hatched in the brain of a human fiend gifted with sinister powers of evil!"

"Borowed Time" by James E. Smith
"Frisked" by Bernard Breslauer


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Thrilling Wonder Stories - 01/40

"The Day of the Conquerors" by Manly Wade Wellman
"Revolt Against Life" by Frederic Kummer, Jr.
"Song At Twilight" by Robert Arthur
"Via Pyramid" by Gordon Giles
"The Eternal Light" by Robert Moore Williams
"Conquistadores From Beyond" by Nicholas B. Kenealy
"Waters of Death" by Eando Binder

Cover Artist: Howard V. Brown

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE
Airship 27 Productions presents a vampire thriller by new pulp writer Jack Beddows.
Now available!

“The Shadow of Her Smile, is an old fashion erotic thriller,” declared Airship 27 Production’s Manager Ron Fortier.  “It has all the moody atmosphere of those old classic horror novels long since forgotten.  While reading it for the first time, I kept envisioning the black and white Universal classic, Dracula’s Daughter.  The female vampire Beddows has envisioned here is a deadly beauty no reader will soon forget.”

It is 1914, on the eve of the Great War, young 19 yr old Abraham Helmsworth, the only son of a royal British family, is about to embark on what he believes to be a noble adventure.  He has enlisted in the army as a commissioned officer and is soon to sail for France with his troops.  He has also become engaged to the lovely Agatha Fenton, his childhood sweetheart who has promised to wait for his return to marry.

Then, a few days before shipping out, Abraham attends a musical show and meets Lucilla Deauville, a stunning beauty who instantly mesmerizes him.  He has never been so attracted to a woman in such a visceral way.  Weeks later, he encounters her again but this time on a bloody battlefield.  With this encounter he learns the dark secret she hides in the shadow of her smile.  It is a secret that will lead him through the gates of a living hell from which there is no escape.

All art of The Shadow of Her Smile is provided by Adam Shaw from his stunning cover to the nine creepy black and white interiors with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.

Available now at Amazon in both hard copy & Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Beyond the Call of Duty: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 1
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
 during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 1 contains the first six stories: “Beyond the Call of Duty,” “The War-Fan,” “Flight Without Wings,” “Belt of Steel,” “Lost Face,” and “The Last Banzai.”

278 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

The Scorpion Scar: The Complete Tales of Koropok, Volume 2
by Sidney Herschel Small


One of the best series from the twilight of Adventure Magazine's run, this 11-story saga of an American undercover agent in the Far East
during World War II has been sadly neglected for 75 years. But no longer!

This two-volume set also includes over 100 illustrations by master pulp illustrators Hamilton Greene and Frank Kramer.
Volume 2 contains the last five stories: “The Bleeding Sun,” “The Sword of Shinto,” “The Silken Scabbard,” “The Scorpion Scar,” and “The Year of the Dog.”

328 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 2
by Frederick C. Davis


The series concludes here! Big-city residents on both sides of the law regard him with equal measures of fear and reticence. They know that whatever they’re doing, right or wrong, will sooner or later come to the attention of Guy “Keyhole” Kerry, a wise-cracking, hard-charging journalist who knows all and tells most of it. Kerry’s profession brings him into contact with all kinds of people, and the law of averages guarantees that some of them are better left alone. But Keyhole Kerry will risk anything for a scoop, even if it means becoming embroiled in murder mysteries and making himself a target.

This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.

284 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

The Secret 6 Classics: The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile
by Emile C. Tepperman


The Suicide Squad returns for five final sagas:

“The Suicide Squad’s Last Mile”
The F.B.I.’s ace manhunt trio fight their way to hell and back—to end the rule of a crime-czar who had decreed death for all G-men and paid highest cash prices for secondhand corpses!

“Shells For the Suicide Squad”
Steve Klaw, of the F.B.I.’s Suicide Squad, borrowed a traitor’s name, when he went into battle against three world powers—to save Forge River’s priceless military secret for America!

“Wanted—In Three Pine Coffins”
The sinister tentacles of Naziism were finally making themselves felt in America, and those who dared fight back were mercilessly murdered! Only the Suicide Squad could stand up before the deadly wave of destruction, but those three cavaliering conquerors of crime were already enmeshed in their own grim battle—dodging the very laws which they fought to uphold!


“The Suicide Squad’s Private War”
 It started with a mock-air raid, which turned, fantastically, into a night of terror for many, when real bombs were dropped. And America’s most precious naval secrets fell into the hands of the Little Gray Old Man and his horde of Black Troopers—who defied even the famed Suicide Squad to come and get them!

“—For Tomorrow We Die!”
Against the fabulous crime-czar whose thieving legions were undermining the morale of honest Americans, the Chief sent the Suicide Squad—Murdoch, Kerrigan and Klaw. And those three hellions of the F.B.I. found they had a murder carnival on their hands—as well as three fresh nooses already tightening about their necks!

310 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

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


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

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

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

It's a journey you will never forget.

324 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

The Sphinx Strikes by H. Bedford-Jones

In this most dangerous game, The Sphinx, iron-nerved spy, was instructed—“Suspect everybody! And remember, murder is nothing in this business.”
Collecting—for the first time—the entire series. Part of The Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

164 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Secret Agent “X” – The Complete Series Volume 7
by G.T. Fleming-Roberts
Introduction by Tom Johnson


For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT “X” battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine. Now, for the first time… the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions! The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered. This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts: “The Doom Director,” “Horror's Handclasp,” “City of Madness,” “Death's Frozen Formula” and “The Murder Brain.” This is THE Secret Agent “X” reprint series to own!


482 pages / $34.95 softcover / $44.95 hardcover




Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 2
by Tom Mount

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

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

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

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

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

385 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem,
Clint Morgan, Clive Trent, Jerome Severs Perry,
Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson

Introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas
by H. Bedford-Jones


Written in celebration of the Texas Centennial, H. Bedford-Jones once again authors an exciting, fast-paced lesson on the founding of the Lone Star State.

As he wrote at the time: “My purpose in these articles is to try and paint those fighting Texians as they were, and strip away the trappings of pompous falsehood which have largely surrounded them.” Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

139 pages / $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

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


The forgotten Hero pulp!

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

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

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

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

317 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Treasure Seekers
by H. Bedford-Jones


Carson’s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure.

Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones’ most exciting series, one that has never before been reprinted. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

357 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Operation: Silver Moon by Bobby Nash and Rick Johnson
Award winning writer Bobby Nash and writer-illustrator Rick Johnson talk about their graphic novel "Operation: Silver Moon."  The story takes place during WWII as the Nazis uncover a long buried horror from the Middle Ages.  To combat this, the US sends its own modern horror hero who picks up an unlikely ally along the way.

Past episodes:
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"


Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 6
Stories from the October 15, 1941 issue of ADVENTURE
Now available!

Six exciting stories from the October 15, 1935 issue of ADVENTURE magazine!

Pulp magazines were the popular entertainment of their era and reflected the pop culture of the time. One of the earliest and most enduring of the pulps was ADVENTURE.

Stories range from classics to period curiosities, from mysteries to Westerns, to sports stories—and they may not always reflect modern ideas of political correctness. However, it is always a joy to "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear" and immerse yourself in the popular culture of a bygone era.

CROSS FIRE by Robert E. Pinkerton
The cowboy, armed with a .32 and dusty from his long ride across the Malpaso wasteland, sat down and rolled a cigarette. It didn’t matter that he was barely ten years old. He had to rescue Leach Lewis from Singer Randall’s bunch!

FLIGHT LEADER by Bourke Lee
When a rookie pilot gets assigned to K Flight, a nighttime bombing unit, his dreams of glory as a fighter pilot are dashed. But it won’t take long for the eighteen-year-old to discover what it means to be a flight leader.

NOBODY’S HORSES by S. Omar Barker

Sid Nelson doesn’t think much of the government to round-up and slaughter wild horses from public grazing land. Can a lone cowboy save the wildies?

THE SPIDER by Major George Fielding Eliot

Their weapons were shovels, their foe unseen, as these clay-smeared underground soldiers battled time and a mysterious killer to save a regiment in France.

BROTHER OF LIONS by Wynant Davis Hubbard

Lions swarmed all over Ibamba ranch. They had killed the last owner. Here’s the story of an American who went to fight them.

SURPRISE ATTACK by Perry Adams

In the mountains of India a Cockney and a Sikh find that a fight with fists makes enemies and a fight with bullets makes friends.


Trade paperback
164 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 7
Stories from the February 1942 Super Science Stories
Now available!

Six imaginative stories from the February, 1942 issue of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES magazine!

SUPER SCIENCE STORIES was published by Fictioneers, a low-end imprint of Popular Publications, from 1940 and 1943, and again from 1949 to 1951. It received praise from science fiction critics and historians. Science fiction historian Raymond Thompson describes it as “one of the most interesting magazines to appear during the 1940s,” despite the variable quality of the stories. Critics Brian Stableford and Peter Nicholls comment that the magazine “had a greater importance to the history of SF than the quality of its stories would suggest; it was an important training ground.”

CROSS OF MERCRUX by Harry Walton
A city that Time had forgotten… a house of forbidden mystery… a doorway where life and death were brothers… a story of two parallel worlds behind the streets of Old New York!

SPACESHIP FROM KORL by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
“You are strong, Spacemen of Korl. Your rays and your bombs are more powerful than the flesh of my people. But guard well your secrets — for we fight until the last of us perish!”

CHILD OF THE GREEN LIGHT by Leigh Brackett
Between sun and space, a gallant little band fought to pierce the dread secret of Mercury’s orbit—that the human race might endure!

ATRAKIN AND THE MAN by Walter Kubilius
Soulless, despotic, were the machine men that had conquered a tottering world—yet even such as they must bargain for the one last secret that men of flesh had denied them—the mystery of immortality!

THE WATERS UNDER THE EARTH by James D. Perry
A dagger from the lost ages, a man from a land that has never been charted, a people to seek out and free from the shackles of the centuries—if you dare!

THE HUNTED ONES by John E. Harry
He had sworn to destroy an alien world—and himself with it. But one day under a battle-filled sky he discovered the strength of a conquered people’s creed; “There will be death but no retreat. And in the end there must he victory!”


Trade paperback
182 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.




Blade Runner’ Sequel - Harrison Ford Confirmed; Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct!

Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct the sequel to Blade Runner, with Harrison Ford confirmed to be reprising his role as Rick Deckard.
Ridley Scott, who directed the iconic 1982 sci-fi pic for Warner Bros, is aboard to executive produce for Alcon Entertainment.




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

Speaking of Serials…  - New!
Rare, High-Grade Arkham House Titles and Other Pulp-Related Books Added to Collectibles Page - New!

Throwback Thursday: H. Bedford-Jones and THE WILDERNESS TRAIL 
Birthday Boy: Sax Rohmer
Reading Room: THE BLACK GANG
Birthday Boy: Elmo Lincoln
Birthday Boy: Clarence E. Mulford
Birthday Boy: Johnston McCulley

THE CHALLENGE FROM BEYOND by Robert E. Howard, HP Lovecraft, and more - Now available!

For the 2014 HP Lovecraft film festival, Lance Thingmaker decided to make a small run of booklets reprinting the classic 1930's round robin story from The fanzine "Fantasy".
He made 200 copies.
They are very cool with silver ink on the cover and brownish paper on the inside and purple/blue ink trying to fake an old mimeograph machine.
Unsold copies are now available from the publisher on his ebay store.


$8.00



Clive Cussler: THE ASSASSIN (An Isaac Bell Adventure) - Arriving in book stores March 3!
by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott


As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell’s best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim’s independent refinery ablaze.

 Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill? But the murders—shootings, poisonings, staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the “oil fever” regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons’ enclave of New York, to Russia’s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.

Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure (Book 8)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95



Clive Cussler: THE SOLOMON CURSE (A Fargo Adventure) - Coming September 1!
by Clive Cussler & Russell Blake

There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.

Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous—and like nothing they have ever seen before.


Series: A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure (Book 7)
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
List Price: $28.95


CONAN VOLUME 17: SHADOWS OVER KUSH HC - Arriving in comic shops March 4!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Daryl Mandryk (Cover)

Conan drinks himself into a stupor while in the city of Shumballa—until an act of thievery propels him into a witch hunt full of adventure, demons, and rebellion! Fred Van Lente writes the world's most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #1–#6 of Dark Horse Comics' Conan the Avenger.


Hardcover, 7" x 10", Full Color, 152 pages, $24.99, On sale March 4






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

Pulp Gallery: SAUCY MOVIE TALES (1936-37)   - New!
Norman Saunders paints WESTERN HEROes (1949)   - New!
Forgotten Books: THREE-BLADED DOOM by Robert E. Howard (1977)
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING DETECTIVE
Forgotten Books: RED TRAILS by Hugh Pendexter
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 10, 11, & 12 (1942-43)
Pulp Gallery: POPULAR DETECTIVE


The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions!

Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, The Big Story, protective sleeves for digests; fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes’ In Defense of Digests.

Contributors: Lesann Berry, Tom Brinkmann, David Burnette, Rob Imes, Charlie Jacobs, Larry Johnson, Richard Krauss, Michael Neno, Rudolph Schmidt, Matthew Turcotte, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr. and D. Blake Werts.

Contents:
Interviews:
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles:
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews:
Fate #725 by Rudolph Schmidt
Coronet June 1950 by David Burnette
Fate Trading Cards by Rudolph Schmidt
Paperback Parade #85 by Rudolph Schmidt

Fiction:
A Darker Night by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
The Presidential Collection by Lesann Berry
A Foul Breath of Fresh Air by Richard Krauss

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover)
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Paperback: 116 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Print Edition: $5.99
Kindle Edition:
$1.99




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

Rose Room Presentations
(concurrent with the events in the auditorium)


The following people will be making presentations in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room on either Friday, August 21st or Saturday, August 22nd. 
The schedule will be announce once we know the names of all the “notables” who want to make presentations.

Diana Leto & Michael R. Hudson
William Patrick (Will) Murray

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Announcing
The Girl from Hollywood
Another Classic Web Comic developed from a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Master of Adventure
In English and Spanish!



Hollywood was a prime destination for beautiful young women in the 1920s. These women arrived from out in the country and other cities. They came full of hope of becoming major stars in the newfound motion picture profession. But most were at risk of falling under the influence of agents who had many ways to control their destiny. Women who grew up in the Hollywood area had more solid roots but even they would yield, at their peril, to the promises made to them but never kept.

Edgar Rice Burroughs gives an early look into the subculture of Hollywood, with drugs directing human activity, that continues to this day. The New York Times described The Girl from Hollywood as "a fascinating cultural document about a California ranch family ruined by booze, dope and movieland promiscuity." During Prohibition, alcohol use was common, but distributors had to keep it hidden, hoping to not be discovered by the authorities. But hiding was next to impossible – so framing someone else for murder was one way to throw the authorities off your trail. 


The Girl from Hollywood Team

WRITER Charles Santino

Charles Santino has written and packaged comics and graphic novels for Marvel Comics, Penguin Books, Random House, Fantagraphics, and others. His credits include Conan the Barbarian, Louis L’Amour’s The Law of the Desert Born, Savage Tales, Aesop’s Fables, Marvel’s humor title, What The--?!, and Last Gasp’s Commies from Mars. He collaborated with novelist and screenplay author Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice) on the psychological horror novel, Toplin, published by Dell/Abyss.

ART, COLOR & LETTERS  Joel Zain Rivers

Joel Rivers is a lifelong comic creator. After winning a grant from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cocreator Peter Laird's Xeric Foundation, he wrote, illustrated, and self-published the six-issue comic miniseries, Along The Canadian, under his Obion Comics imprint. He was a founding member of the entertainment concept art company, Out For Justice. While he has gone on to write scripts and storyboard for animators and provide illustrations for book publishers and game developers, his first love remains comic books.

See the all our Comic Strip Samples
As with all the series featured at edgarriceburroughs.com/comics, the first four episodes of “The Girl From Hollywood” will be available at no charge.
Fans can gain unlimited access to the entire site and all the strips from the beginning for only $1.99 per month or $21.99 per year.

All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month
 
Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao




 

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!

"All For Glory" by Orlando Rigoni from SKY FIGHTERS, September, 1938
Memory is Inspiring, But it Takes a Live Ghost to Bring Hell Up into Tracer-Streaked Skies.
"Chang Lee's Deadly Dollar" by Walter C. Brown from SHORT STORIES, November 10, 1944
Down Payment on Murder. CHANG LEE, Chinatown's man of magic and teller of fortunes, locked the door of his second-floor shop and went down the dark staircase to Half Moon Street. The separate entrance, beside the dusty, curtained windows of Foon Tam's tobacco store on the ground floor, bore a painted panel in Chinese script: The Shop of Fortunes - Chang Lee, Proprietor. Lee finds himself in a mysterious struggle with a Chinatown criminal.
"Twin Murders" by Jackson Gregory, Jr. from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1938
A Star Reporter Smells Trouble - and Barges into a Grim Crime Frame-Up and Doublecross!



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

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


November 2014
In Writings
The fifth exciting story of Don Q. - "The Duel Between Don Q. and the Dark Brothers of the Civil Guard," as it appeared in the November, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the original Stanley Wood illustrations.  Also included are translated words and an introduction by Dan Neyer.

October 2014
In Writings
After over a year of research, we are (finally!) able to begin our comprehensive overview of  author George Allan England.
It all starts with  George Allan England: A 1923 Newspaper Interview with introduction and annotations by Bob Gay.

This is followed by England's first published story written at the time he decided to become a professional writer: Sessions and the Steam-Coal, a tale of the Russo-Japanese War
Also included are an introduction and afterword by Bob Gay and the original illustrations.

In the months to come, we will be adding additional stories and articles both by, and about, England, many of which have never been reprinted since their original publication.


September 2014
In Writings
The fourth chronicle of Don Q., How Don Q.'s Sword was Drawn for the Queen, is presented in its entirety along with an introduction by Dan Neyer, instant translations of foreign words and phrases, and the the Stanley Wood illustrations.

August 2014
In Writings
A delightful story of love, murder and revenge, The Melonville Expressman by Avery Hopwood as it appeared in the January, 1910 issue of The Strand Magazine.  Also included are the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2014
In Writings
The third chronicle of Don Q., "The Ears of the Governor of Castelleno," as it appeared in the September, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations.  As an added bonus, an
introduction by Dan Neyer and all foreign or archaic words are instantly translated with a mouseover.


June 2014
In Writings
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine in June of 1900.
 Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original illustrations are also included.

May 2014 
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay


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

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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


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

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Fu-Manchu: THE SHADOW OF FU-MANCHU - Arriving in book stores March 3!
by Sax Rohmer

Dr Morris Craig’s transmuter weapon is so effective that whoever holds it wields power over every nation in the world, and so Dr. Fu-Manchu is desperate to gain control of it. Helped – or hindered – by his startlingly beautiful secretary, Camille Navarre, and Sir Denis Nayland Smith, Dr. Craig must prevent his weapon from falling into the hands of the Devil Doctor...

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


Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17!

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update
 Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.
Check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #9
Now available!
Coming soon to comic shops!
 
Illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of 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, illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form.

Magazine, 8x11, 96 pages, Full Color, $24.99, On sale January 14





Leonard Nimoy: March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Nimoy’s career began in his early 20s, with film and TV appearances through the 1950s, including the title role in Kid Monk Baroni.
He played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in 1952’s Zombies Of The Stratosphere.
It was in 1965 that he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, “The Cage” and the rest is history.





Lone Star Fury [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
James Reasoner writing as Jackson Cole

A plea for help from a woman he thought was dead brings Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield to the ghost town of Palminter. What he finds waiting for him is a storm of outlaw bullets—and an even deeper mystery that leads him to a mansion on top of a sinister mesa overlooking the Rio Grande. To survive, the legendary Lone Wolf will need his keen wits—and all his deadly gun skill!

Bestselling author James Reasoner brings his masterful storytelling talent to the iconic Western character Jim Hatfield, star of the long-running pulp magazine TEXAS RANGERS.

"Lone Star Fury" is a 7000 word novelette originally published in CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES nearly twenty years ago and now available again from Rough Edges Press.

Kindle Price:  $0.99 




The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron
An Epic Adventure Novel in the Grandest ERB Tradition!

Now available and highly recommended!


Written in spirit by Edgar Rice Burroughs with an assist from Jake Saunders.
A completely new ERB adventure of Homeric proportions!


A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.
  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher




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

Nemesis
The Emperor
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master


OLD VENUS - Arriving in book stores March 3!
by George R.R. Martin (Editor), Gardner Dozois (Editor)

Sixteen all-new stories by science fiction’s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award-winning editor Gardner Dozois
 
From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradbury’s “The Long Rain” to visionary novels such as C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra, the planet Venus has loomed almost as large in the imaginations of science fiction writers as Earth’s next-nearest neighbor, Mars. But while the Red Planet conjured up in Golden Age science fiction stories was a place of vast deserts and ruined cities, bright blue Venus was its polar opposite: a steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation. Alas, just as the last century’s space probes exploded our dreams of Mars, so, too, did they shatter our romantic visions of Venus, revealing, instead of a lush paradise, a hellish world inimical to all life.
 
But don’t despair! This new anthology of sixteen original stories by some of science fiction’s best writers—edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois—turns back the clock to that more innocent time, before the hard-won knowledge of science vanquished the infinite possibilities of the imagination.
 
Join our cast of award-winning contributors—including Elizabeth Bear, David Brin, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Mike Resnick, Eleanor Arnason, Allen M. Steele, and more—as we travel back in time to a planet that never was but should have been: a young, rain-drenched world of fabulous monsters and seductive mysteries.
 
INTRODUCTION, by Gardner Dozois
FROGHEADS, by Allen M. Steele
THE DROWNED CELESTRIAL, by Lavie Tidhar
PLANET OF FEAR, by Paul McAuley
GREEVES AND THE EVENING STAR, by Matthew Hughes
A PLANET CALLED DESIRE, by Gwyneth Jones
LIVING HELL, by Joe Haldeman
BONES OF AIR, BONES OF STONE, by Stephen Leigh
RUINS, by Eleanor Arnason
THE TUMBLEDOWNS OF CLEOPATRA ABYSEE, by David Brin
BY FROGSLED AND LIZARDBACK TO OUTCAST VENUSIAN LEPERS, by Garth Nix
THE SUNSET OF TIME, by Michael Cassutt
PALE BLUE MEMORIES, by Tobias S. Buckell
THE HEART’S FILTHY LESSON, by Elizabeth Bear
THE WIZARD OF THE TREES, by Joe R. Lansdale
THE GODSTONE OF VENUS, by Mike Resnick
BOTANICA VENERIS: THIRTEEN PAPERCUTS BY IDA COUNTESS RATHANGAN, by Ian McDonald


Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Bantam
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.1 inches

List Price: $30.00



Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Munsey Award

Every year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations through its Munsey Award (pictured at left). Named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine, this annual award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy. Nominations for the 2015 Munsey are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community, whether they plan to attend PulpFest 2015 or not, are welcome to nominate a deserving person for this year’s award.

You can also nominate someone for the Rusty Hevelin Service Award. Initiated in 2012, this award is designed to recognize those persons who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition. It is meant to reward especially good works, and is thus reserved for only those individuals who are most deserving.

Last year’s winners were J. Randolph Cox, who received the 2014 Munsey Award and J. Barry Traylor, recipient of the 2014 Rusty Hevelin Service Award. You can read about both gentleman by clicking here.

If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive either of these prestigious awards, please let us know. All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Hevelin, or Lamont Awards (which had been awarded by Pulpcon), are eligible. Please send the person’s name and a brief paragraph describing why you feel that person should be honored to Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to mike@pulpfest.com. The deadline for nominations is May 31, 2015. The recipient of the Munsey and/or Rusty Hevelin Service Award will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of recognized experts in the pulp field. The award will be presented on August 15th, during the convention’s evening programming.

The Munsey Award was created by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of Illustration Magazine has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.

Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Totem and Taboo by Philip José Farmer - New!
Brotherhood of the Wolf
- New!
French Pulp Fiction with Jean-Marc Lofficier
The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard
Two Hawks From Earth by Philip Jose Farmer
Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Tunnel Through Space - New!
Olive U - New!
Venetia - New!
Faith Seekers - New!
The Man In Purple
The Avenger of Olympus

         Pulp Den  

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

Top 10 cover themes for Adventure magazine
Google Books scans of pulp magazines
Why do we read adventure fiction?
Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine


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

Pulp comics: Tom Strong - New!
Action-thrillers of Matthew Reilly - New!
Pulp comics: Hellboy
Techno-thrillers of James Rollins
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s ‘Justice Inc.’
‘The Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 2′
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s 2014 specials
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp AdventureCon report
- New!
Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #74
James Christopher, Operator #5 Audiobook #4 The Melting Death
by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.
 

They called him Operator #5—undercover agent, man of many identities, patriotic protector of America’s sacred shores. Working for the U. S. Intelligence Service, his job is to root out subversive elements and stand as the first line of defense against foreign invasions from all quarters. Aided by street-smart Tim Donovan and newspaperwoman Diane Elliott, Jimmy Christopher was the James Bond of the 1930s! But can even these resourceful comrades hold the line when the world is filled with ambitious dictators bent on conquering America?

James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed counter espionage agency. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of deadly poison to be taken in the event of capture.

Originally written by master pulpsmith Frederick C. Davis, the Operator #5 series was a clear forerunner of the spy and espionage genre, which exploded in the 1960s when President John F. Kennedy happened remark that he enjoyed reading Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. The first Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962. Soon, America was surrounded by spies. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Our Man Flint, and Nick Carter, Killmaster were just a few of the most prolific. Jimmy Christopher was on the job a generation before them all, blazing the espionage trail, and keeping America safe from fascism and other wicked isms.

For his fourth mission, Jimmy Christopher battles The Melting Death. Here is how the editors blurbed it in the July, 1934 issue of Operator #5 magazine:

Out of the blue it struck––that dread, mysterious force, dealing death, destruction and misery to millions. America found herself stripped of her strongest defenses as battleships, huge guns, skyscrapers, factories and transportation systems crumbled to dust before the voracious flame. No one could tell where it came from; where it would next strike; no one was safe from its hot, devouring maw. An entire nation stood crippled, paralyzed by panic as Operator #5, alone, fought to save America from the red ruin loosed upon it.

Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit—and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.

The Melting Death is read with tightly-wound tension by Milton Bagby.

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 7
Now available!

Jungle Jim! The very name conjures up images of exotic locales, wild beasts and hostile natives. Jungle Jim braved these with the aid of his faithful Hindu companion Kolu as he traveled the wilds of southeastern Asia in search of adventure.
 
Jungle Jim is best remembered as the star of sixteen Columbia B-movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, fresh off his twelve-year stint as Tarzan, beginning in 1948. But Jungle Jim's history goes back more than a decade.


 
Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
 
Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn't a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – a "great white hunter" in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World.
 
In 1938, Gerald Mohr, who had a long career in radio, film and television, took over the role of Jungle Jim. In the 1930s, '40s and '50s, Mohr played over 500 parts on the radio, notably Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe. Series regulars included Jungle Jim's faithful aide, Kolu, a powerful Hindu giant (played by Juano Hernandez), and Lille DeVrille, who served as Jim's femme fatale (played first by Vicki Vola and later, Franc Hale).
 
This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1940 and 1941, including the conclusion of "In Quest of Peter Stone" (#241-252) and and the beginning of "The Panama Canal" (#253-280), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure.
 
10 hours - $14.99 Download / $29.98 Audio CDs



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


The Spider #104: The Spider And The Death Piper
As the Pied Piper of Hamelin piped the town’s children to doom, so did the weird, compelling music of the Death Piper lure the people of Martinsville to suicide, singly at first, and later... in a mad stampede! Could Richard Wentworth, almost enslaved by the ghastly music, assume the Spider’s role and fight the overwhelming forces of the monster called the Piper?
 
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks. Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

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




Robert E. Howard Days
June 12-13, 2015!

Robert E. Howard Days 2015 is happening this June in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there!
This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.


While all the usual activities at Howard Days remain in place, we thought you might like a peek at this year’s panel schedule. This is going to be another good one, so start making plans to come on down to Texas and enjoy some great Howardian Fellowship!

REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

11 am: Conan Vs. Cthulhu. Join us for an enlightening discussion of Howard’s writing in the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraft’s writing in the Howard Mythos. Panelists: To Be Announced.    At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: The Mark Schultz Hour. Our artist/writer Guest of Honor talks about his great career in an interview-style setting. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. Find out who won the REHF Awards for 2014, presented by Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier and a cast of dozens. At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.

9:00 pm: Fists at the Ice House. A perennial favorite is back! Presented on the very spot where REH actually boxed, come celebrate the completion of the four-volume Boxing series from the REHF Press. Presented on site behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main Street by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, Jeff Shanks and Patrice Louinet.

 

SATURDAY June 13

10:30 am: A Means to Freedom. The two-volume set of the letters between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft are discussed. Panelists include Rusty Burke, one of the editors. At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: Robert E. Howard and Fantasy Gaming. 2015 will be THE year of REH and fantasy gaming with a new Conan board game AND a Conan role-playing game both coming out! We’ll also discuss Howard’s influence on the creation of fantasy role-playing games. There’ll be a bunch of panelists on this one: Patrice Louinet, Tim Brown, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, Mark Schultz – all refereed by Bill Cavalier. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30pm: What’s Happening with Bob Howard. This is our wrap-up panel with upcoming REH news, announcements and future plans from the REH Foundation plus lots of questions from Ed Chaczyk! Panelists include the Foundation Board, Mark Schultz, the gaming guys plus others! At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.
 
Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor this year!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce that artist Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor at Robert E. Howard Days, June 12-13, 2015.

Sponsored by the REH Foundation, REHupa and Project Pride and held annually at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, Howard Days is a two-day celebration of the life and works of author Robert E. Howard.

Mark is well-known as the illustrator for the first Wandering Star pure REH text Conan edition, The Coming of Conan. His paintings, full-page drawings, chapter headings and spot illustrations fill this volume with a clean, energetic and stylistic imagery. Other Howard work that Mark has done include the covers to Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics), The Colossal Conan (Dark Horse Comics) and the Adventures in Science Fantasy volume for the REHF Press. One of Mark’s designs is used on the REH Museum t-shirt. And, as it turns out, his very first professional comics work was inking the pencils of Val Semeik’s Kull story in the Savage Sword of Conan #132. Mark will also be doing the artwork for the special souvenir postal cancellation stamp for Howard Days this year.

The annual Robert E. Howard Days celebration will take place at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, on June 12th & 13th, 2015. Sponsored by Project Pride of Cross Plains and the Robert E. Howard Foundation, the two-day event promises once again to be THE place to be for fans of REH.

All of the activities associated with Howard Days are in place: tours of the REH Museum & Grounds, the Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the Bus Tour of Cross Plains, the REHF Awards presentation, panels of REH interest and the many extemporaneous discussions and poetry readings among Howard fans and scholars, the Caddo Ranch Barbeque, the Swap Meet at the Pavilion, the special Postal Cancellation souvenir – all this and more await you at Howard Days. We’re also in discussion about some new events: an organized tour to Howard’s gravesite in Brownwood, a REH trivia contest (with prizes!), plus a more “formal” program booklet to have for another nice souvenir.

For those of you interested in getting on the Howard Days/Project Pride mailing list, please write to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, e-mail: Projpride@aol.com, or check the internet:
www.rehfoundation.org, www.rehupa.com or the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page for additional information.





Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON Round 4
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to ship in late March!

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Contents:

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


The Saint - ITV to resurrect classic TV drama!

The Saint – otherwise known as the Saville Row-clad righter-of-wrongs Simon Templar – is to be reborn.

An ITV pilot will revive the scourge of international bad guys, originally invented by Leslie Charteris and played from 1962 to 1969 by Roger Moore before he became James Bond.


Writer Ed Whitmore hopes to have the script for a remake of the classic Roger Moore drama finished and ready for filming in 2016.


The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Four Signets - New!
The Blue Sphinx - New!
The Black Master
Mother Goose Murders
Death Stalks the U.N.
The Plot Master
The Crime Cult
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.

Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Seven - New!
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Six - New!
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Five - New!
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Four - New!
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Three
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Two
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part One
The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights

THAT IS NOT DEAD
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos through the Centuries

Edited by Darrell Schweitzer

Now available!


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Darrell Schweitzer
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2015
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
INTRODUCTION Darrell Schweitzer
PAGES 240
ISBN  978-1-848638-57-0

SYNOPSIS
The Great Old Ones, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Yog Sothoth, and the rest, so vividly described by H. P. Lovecraft, have lurked in the dim places of the Earth since the beginning of time. That is not dead, wrote the mad poet Abdul Alhazred, which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.

You may reasonably wonder, then, why no one seemed to notice prior to the events in the Lovecraft stories. Was Cthulhu merely dreaming in sunken R’lyeh all this time, or did the dreams he sent out to mankind subtly influence, or pervert, human history? Were the outbreak of the Dunwich Horror and the resurrection of Charles Dexter Ward’s ancestor Joseph Curwen, both of which occurred in the 1920s, unique events, or have similarly dreadful things happened before? What were the Mi-Go of Yuggoth doing in the centuries before they were discovered in the Vermont hills by Henry Wentworth Akeley, as told in “The Whisperer in Darkness”?

This book proposes that such horrific events did occur down the centuries. They just have not been adequately chronicled until now. Esther Friesner proposes a unique explanation to the explosion of the island of Thera in the 2nd millennium B.C., which gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “big bang.” Keith Taylor illuminates what was up till now merely a sinister allusion, of how Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos appeared as a man in Egypt in the days of the pharaohs. Jay Lake and John Langan tell of very different encounters between ancient Romans and forces vaster and more ancient than any of the world’s empires. Darrell Schweitzer tells how survivors of the disastrous Peasants’ Crusade made an even more hideous pilgrimage to the Plateau of Leng. Don Webb reveals the very circumstances under which the English scholar John Dee translated the dreaded Necronomicon into English in the early 17th century. S. T. Joshi, John R. Fultz, Harry Turtledove, Richard Lupoff, Will Murray. W.H. Pugmire, and Lois Gresh all explore the subtle and insidious ways Lovecraft’s cosmic monsters have touched the lives of all of us. If our species still survives, it may be by sheer chance, and not for long, for the horrors are still there, still waiting for the day when the stars are right and they shall return to reclaim the Earth.


CONTENTS
Introduction: Horror of the Carnivàle by Darrell Schweitzer
Egypt, 1200 BC: Herald of Chaos by Keith Taylor
Mesopotamia, second millennium BC: What a Girl Needs by Esther Friesner
Judaea, second century AD: The Horn of the World’s Ending by John Langan
Central Asia, second century AD: Monsters in the Mountains at the Edge of the World by Jay Lake
Palestine, Asia Minor, and Central Asia; late eleventh and mid twelfth centuries AD: Come, Follow Me by Darrell Schweitzer
England, 1605: Ophiuchus by Don Webb
Russia, late seventeenth century: Of Queens and Pawns by Lois H. Gresh
Mexico, 1753: Smoking Mirror by Will Murray
France, 1762: Incident at Ferney by S. T. Joshi
Arizona Territory, 1781: Anno Domini Azathoth by John R. Fultz
Massachusetts, USA, early twentieth century. Italy, early nineteenth century: Slowness by Don Webb
Massachusetts, USA, and Spain, late nineteenth century: The Salamanca Encounter by Richard A. Lupoff
Seattle, Washington, USA, 1889: Old Time Entombed by W. H. Pugmire
England, twenty-first century and the Middle Ages: Nine Drowned Churches by Harry Turtledove


£25.00


VOSTOK - Now available!
by Steve Alten


East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct – and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Rebel Press
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
List Price: $24.95








20 February 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

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

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



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

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

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

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

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

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


NEW PULP SUNDAY

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


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

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

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




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


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

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship
April 9-11, 2015!

The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship, with events April 9-11, 2015, welcomes award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi, and writers, friends and fans from across the region for this annual celebration of Jack Williamson and the genre to which he contributed so significantly.

The Lectureship opens with Readings with Visiting Authors and Friends of the Lectureship on Thursday evening, 6 p.m., in JWLA 112. The evening concludes with dinner at our usual spot, the Cattle Baron.

Friday morning features Guest of Honor Paolo Bacigalupi reading from his work from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in JWLA 112. After a break, luncheon follows at 11:30 (Zia Room, Campus Union), with keynote address from the GOH and comments from our favorite Mistress of the Podium, Connie Willis.

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

For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon (location TBA).

Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu.
The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6, 2015.


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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

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

Adventure House
Weird Tales Collection Magazine
Now available!


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

$10.00 post paid!


Adventure House




AIRBOY ARCHIVES, VOLUME 3 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Chuck Dixon, Michael T. Gilbert, Timothy Truman, Michael H. Price (writers), Gary Kwapisz, Graham Nolan, Ron Randall, Dan Spiegle, Larry Elmore, Michael T. Gilbert, Stan Woch, John K. Snyder III (artists), Timothy Truman (cover)

Collecting the Eclipse Comics series issues #26–34, the one-shots Air Maiden's Special, Airboy and Mr. Monster, and Airboy Meets the Prowler, plus all of the Skywolf backup stories.

Trade paperback, Full Color, 308 pages, $29.99 






Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES CONSULTING DETECTIVE VOLUME 7

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions, a leading publisher of New Pulp fiction is thrilled to announced the release of the seventh volume in its bestselling mystery series, “Sherlock Holmes – Consulting.”

A thick fog envelopes the streets of London and nefarious agents set about their evil plots and schemes.  Murder most foul rears its ugly head and baffling mysterious confound the good men of Scotland Yard until they’ve no recourse by to call upon the greatest Consulting Detective of them all, Sherlock Holmes of 221 B Baker Street.

“One of the reasons this series has done so well for us,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ co-founder and Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “is that we offer readers no-frills, straight up mysteries done in the Conan Doyle style.  There are no fantasy elements in these adventures.  No Martian invaders, no vampires or other such nonsensical elements.  Simply old fashion puzzles that the Great Detective must solve with his brilliant intellect and powers of observations.  All, of course, narrated by his loyal friend, Dr. Watson.”

In this seventh volume of the series, Holmes and Watson, set out to solve four brand new cases, each a unique challenge unlike any they’ve encountered before.  From confronting the legendary Spring-Heel Jack to battling a fictional foe become real, Holmes and Watson will have to employ all their considerable talents to unravel these complex and insidious crimes.

Writers I.A. Watson, Aaron Smith, Alan J. Porter and Greg Hatcher have offered up a quartet of intriguing mysteries that will challenge even the most ardent readers as they attempt to match wits with Arthur Conan Doyle’s ageless hero, Sherlock Holmes!

The book features a wonderful painted cover by Michael Youngblood that pays tribute to the late British actor, Jeremy Brett, and twelve stunning black and white interior illustrations by award winning artist, Rob Davis.  It is a truly fitting addition to this critically successful series.

Available now at Amazon.com in hardcopy and soon on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


ALIENS - New feature film in the works!

Neill Blomkamp’s next movie will be an Aliens film for 20th Century Fox. Ridley Scott’s Scott Free will produce the film, which Blomkamp will direct. He will develop a script that is set after the Prometheus 2 story. Scott is also set to direct and produce the Prometheus sequel.

There is no script for Prometheus 2 or the new Aliens film as of the present date.



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Mavericks: Longriders of the West, Volume 2
by Tom Mount

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

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

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

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

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

385 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2
by Ellery Watson Calder, Hugh Speer, Robert Leslie Bellem,
Clint Morgan, Clive Trent, Jerome Severs Perry,
Carl Moore, Cary Moran, and Clark Nelson

Introduction by Alfred Jan

The Thrills of Horror! Romantic Tales of the Eerie and Occult! You’ll find them in Spicy Mystery—stories of red-blooded men and lovely girls in dangerous situations, in an atmosphere of chills and thrills. Real life is never so tense and dramatic as when a girl is in peril—or as when a siren as deadly as she is beautiful sets her snare for a man….

Are you bored of typical weird menace plots, many of which crept into Spicy Mystery? Then sample these tales which break out of that tired formula where every ending is happy, and the only challenge is guessing which minor character gets exposed as the villain in a rubber monster suit and demon mask!

The Best of Spicy Mystery, Volume 2 contains 11 classic stories by the masters of the genre, complete, uncut, and with the original illustrations.

It also includes an all-new introduction by editor Alfred Jan, one of the leading experts on the series.

205 pages / $17.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover


Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Dead Men Singing: The Men Who Fought For Texas
by H. Bedford-Jones


Written in celebration of the Texas Centennial, H. Bedford-Jones once again authors an exciting, fast-paced lesson on the founding of the Lone Star State.

As he wrote at the time: “My purpose in these articles is to try and paint those fighting Texians as they were, and strip away the trappings of pompous falsehood which have largely surrounded them.” Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

139 pages / $12.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

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


The forgotten Hero pulp!

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

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

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

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

317 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover



Altus Press
Coming Spring 2015!

Treasure Seekers
by H. Bedford-Jones


Carson’s contraption failed as a mine-detector, but it could locate something buried much deeper: treasure.

Thus spurred one of H. Bedford-Jones’ most exciting series, one that has never before been reprinted. Part of the Uniform H. Bedford-Jones Library.

357 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in April!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 82: "The Boss of Terror" & "The Magic Forest"
The pulps' greatest superman returns in action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, eerie bolts of blue lightning electrocute a series of wealthy men, whose only connection is their last name, Smith! What is the strange secret of "The Boss of Terror"? Then, the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men journey to "The Magic Forest" after Renny's plane disappears in the Alaskan wilderness. This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-175-2 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 82 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151763.


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 95: "The Chinese Tapestry" & "The Jade Dragon"
The Dark Avenger known as Ying Ko journeys to San Francisco's and New York's Chinatowns to combat exotic menaces in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow investigates the strange mysteries of a dead man who still lives and "The Chinese Tapestry" that holds the secret to a fabulous inheritance! Then, The Shadow of Justice falls over Manhattan's Chinese community as the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop a murderous monster from acquiring the occult power of "The Jade Dragon." BONUS: a rare Golden Age classic from the first issue of SHADOW COMICS! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-176-6  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 95 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151764.


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

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



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new this week.

Past episodes:
Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"

Big Book of Bronze #7 Wants You!

The Big Book of Bronze #6 was well received by all of you!  The holidays and craziness of the new  year are over.  The groundwork on  the Big Book of Bronze #7 has been completed with a rear cover thankfully by  Julian Puga and the front cover thankfully again by Tim Faurote.  But the BBoB7 as always, is about the  projects and information the fans of bronze are working on. 

It is time again to ask the writers and artists among us to step  forward and contribute.  The BBoB is  composed of fanzine articles packed into a fantastic looking book.  Along with the Bronze Gazette by Howard  Wright, the BBoB aspires to document the knowledge we as Doc Savage fans  possess.  As we grow older it  becomes even more important that the facts and dates and observations we have  made be written down for future fans of bronze.   If you are an artist or have only created one drawing related to  Doc Savage, the Big Book of Bronze would love to publish it so that fellow Doc  fans may appreciate your work.  Any  commissioned work from an artist, that you would like to share with other fans  can also be submitted it you have the rights to the  piece.

All writers and artists who have participated before are ask to  contribute again!  New writers and  artists who have harbored an idea are ask to contribute to this year’s Big Book  of Bronze.

While  the weather hasn't quite warmed up yet, now is the perfect time to write your  article or scan your art. 

The  deadline is July 30th but please don't procrastinate.  Please write it now and send to JRyanDS@aol.com

Join other great fans of bronze in  contributing to the 2015 installment of the Big Book of  Bronze!




Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 6
Stories from the October 15, 1941 issue of ADVENTURE
Now available!

Six exciting stories from the October 15, 1935 issue of ADVENTURE magazine!

Pulp magazines were the popular entertainment of their era and reflected the pop culture of the time. One of the earliest and most enduring of the pulps was ADVENTURE.

Stories range from classics to period curiosities, from mysteries to Westerns, to sports stories—and they may not always reflect modern ideas of political correctness. However, it is always a joy to "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear" and immerse yourself in the popular culture of a bygone era.

CROSS FIRE by Robert E. Pinkerton
The cowboy, armed with a .32 and dusty from his long ride across the Malpaso wasteland, sat down and rolled a cigarette. It didn’t matter that he was barely ten years old. He had to rescue Leach Lewis from Singer Randall’s bunch!

FLIGHT LEADER by Bourke Lee
When a rookie pilot gets assigned to K Flight, a nighttime bombing unit, his dreams of glory as a fighter pilot are dashed. But it won’t take long for the eighteen-year-old to discover what it means to be a flight leader.

NOBODY’S HORSES by S. Omar Barker

Sid Nelson doesn’t think much of the government to round-up and slaughter wild horses from public grazing land. Can a lone cowboy save the wildies?

THE SPIDER by Major George Fielding Eliot

Their weapons were shovels, their foe unseen, as these clay-smeared underground soldiers battled time and a mysterious killer to save a regiment in France.

BROTHER OF LIONS by Wynant Davis Hubbard

Lions swarmed all over Ibamba ranch. They had killed the last owner. Here’s the story of an American who went to fight them.

SURPRISE ATTACK by Perry Adams

In the mountains of India a Cockney and a Sikh find that a fight with fists makes enemies and a fight with bullets makes friends.


Trade paperback
164 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 7
Stories from the February 1942 Super Science Stories
Now available!

Six imaginative stories from the February, 1942 issue of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES magazine!

SUPER SCIENCE STORIES was published by Fictioneers, a low-end imprint of Popular Publications, from 1940 and 1943, and again from 1949 to 1951. It received praise from science fiction critics and historians. Science fiction historian Raymond Thompson describes it as “one of the most interesting magazines to appear during the 1940s,” despite the variable quality of the stories. Critics Brian Stableford and Peter Nicholls comment that the magazine “had a greater importance to the history of SF than the quality of its stories would suggest; it was an important training ground.”

CROSS OF MERCRUX by Harry Walton
A city that Time had forgotten… a house of forbidden mystery… a doorway where life and death were brothers… a story of two parallel worlds behind the streets of Old New York!

SPACESHIP FROM KORL by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
“You are strong, Spacemen of Korl. Your rays and your bombs are more powerful than the flesh of my people. But guard well your secrets — for we fight until the last of us perish!”

CHILD OF THE GREEN LIGHT by Leigh Brackett
Between sun and space, a gallant little band fought to pierce the dread secret of Mercury’s orbit—that the human race might endure!

ATRAKIN AND THE MAN by Walter Kubilius
Soulless, despotic, were the machine men that had conquered a tottering world—yet even such as they must bargain for the one last secret that men of flesh had denied them—the mystery of immortality!

THE WATERS UNDER THE EARTH by James D. Perry
A dagger from the lost ages, a man from a land that has never been charted, a people to seek out and free from the shackles of the centuries—if you dare!

THE HUNTED ONES by John E. Harry
He had sworn to destroy an alien world—and himself with it. But one day under a battle-filled sky he discovered the strength of a conquered people’s creed; “There will be death but no retreat. And in the end there must he victory!”


Trade paperback
182 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.




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

Throwback Thursday: H. Bedford-Jones and THE WILDERNESS TRAIL - New!
Birthday Boy: Sax Rohmer - New!
Reading Room: THE BLACK GANG
Birthday Boy: Elmo Lincoln
Birthday Boy: Clarence E. Mulford
Birthday Boy: Johnston McCulley

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #20 - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Michael Broussard (Art/Cover), and Javier Mena (Color)

Captain Midnight's on the hunt for the greatest threat this world has ever known. The Archon is out there, but who is he, and what does he want? Midnight will have to rely on the ever-dangerous and unlikeliest of allies, Helios, to get the information he needs. But that knowledge lies deep within the heart of Project Black Sky's most secret compound.

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 - Coming in May!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), Michael Broussard (Cover)

After learning the origin of the mysterious masked man from the past known as the Mark, Captain Midnight may finally have an ally who understands the Archon's twisted beginnings--and might be able to defeat this ü
bervillain! And they're not alone! A united force of superheroes joins the fray to defeat the Archon. The last great hope has arrived!

Full color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 27.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150030.






CONAN THE AVENGER #11 - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Steve Ellis (Cover)

An old ally becomes a new enemy, and an evil sorcerer stands in Conan's way! Can Conan acquire the legendary treasure he's risked everything to find and live to tell the tale?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #14  - Coming in May!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Xuthal, the city of eternal dreamers, is enthralled by the powerful black lotus plant's mystical properties. When Conan and Natala learn the truth behind the sleeping citizens, can they escape or will they be doomed to share the city's fate?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 27.


CONAN THE AVENGER #14 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150077.




CONAN / RED SONJA HC  - Coming in July!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), Dave Stewart (Color), Randy Green (Pencils), and Rick Ketchan (Inks)

Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together two legendary warriors: Conan and Red Sonja! This volume collects issues #1-4 of the crossover! In a tale spanning three eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a new age in Hyborian warfare!

Full color, 96 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 29.

CONAN / RED SONJA HC is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150078.






CONAN / RED SONJA - RED SONJA / CONAN series coming in June!

Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics will follow up their Conan / Red Sonja crossover series with a new one, Red Sonja / Conan by writer Victor Gischler. The first issue of the series will feature covers by Alex Ross, Ed Benes and Robert Castro.

In Red Sonja / Conan, the crimson-tressed warrior and Hyborian berserker are reunited during an impromptu tournament of arms, a festive occasion that unexpectedly gives way to supernatural menace. The famous fantasy pair — known for their camraderie in battle, the fiery tension of an unspoken passion, and the occasional rivalry towards each other as respected peers — must unite to face a horde of demons set loose upon the land.  While the events of Red Sonja / Conan take place one year after the continuity established in the Conan / Red Sonja series of early 2015, the script has been carefully constructed to appeal to returning fans and newcomers alike.

Gischler has written adventures of Robert E. Howard barbarian warrior for Dark Horse in a miniseries called Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast. He’s also worked with Dynamite twice before, with an acclaimed run on The Shadow and its spin-off series, Noir. Gischler’s has also tried his hand with Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse (Spike and Angel & Faith), as well as Marvel’s The Punisher, Deadpool, and X-Men.

The new Red Sonja / Conan miniseries is slated for release beginning in Summer 2015.  The current Conan / Red Sonja series, co-written by Gail Simone and Jim Zub, and featuring artwork by Dan Panosian, is available for purchase in stores now from Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.





CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE - Coming in September!
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator)

Hardcover, Full Color, $24.99


CTHULHU LIVES!
An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

Now available!

At the time of his death in 1937, American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown. The power of his stories was too great to contain, however. As the decades slipped by, his dark visions laid down roots in the collective imagination of mankind, and they grew strong. Now Cthulhu is a name known to many and, deep under the seas, Lovecraft’s greatest creation becomes restless...

This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft’s work. In his fiction, humanity is a tiny, accidental drop of light and life in the endless darkness of an uncaring universe – a darkness populated by vast, utterly alien horrors. Our continued survival relies upon our utter obscurity, something that every fresh scientific wonder threatens to shatter.

The dazzling stories in Cthulhu Lives! show the disastrous folly of our arrogance. We think ourselves the first masters of Earth, and the greatest, and we are very badly mistaken on both counts. Inside these covers, you’ll find a lovingly-curated collection of terrors and nightmares, of catastrophic encounters to wither the body and blight the soul. We humans are inquisitive beings, and there are far worse rewards for curiosity than mere death.

The truth is indeed out there – and it hungers.

Paperback: $10.99US, £8.99UK, eBook: $3.99 US, £2.99 UK



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 - Coming in May!
Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Ken Pisani (Writer), Fred Van Lente (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/Art), Brent Schoonover (Writer/Art), Patrick Alexander (Writer/Art), Arturo Lauria (Art), and Guiu Vilanova (Art)

Featuring Mike Grell's Tarzan!


Dennis Calero delves into the bloody world of corporate mergers in The Suit--a real cutthroat businessman! Ken Pisani and Arturo Lauria bring their Geekie Award–winning political sci-fi drama Colonus to the pages of DHP! And Brent Schoonover gets down and dirty with the Burial Brothers, featuring colors by Jordie Bellaire! Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova's Weird Detective, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, and Mike Grell's Tarzan!

Full color, 48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 20.

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150029.





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

Forgotten Books: THREE-BLADED DOOM by Robert E. Howard (1977)   - New!
Pulp Gallery: THRILLING DETECTIVE - New!
Forgotten Books: RED TRAILS by Hugh Pendexter
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 10, 11, & 12 (1942-43)
Pulp Gallery: POPULAR DETECTIVE


The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions!

Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, The Big Story, protective sleeves for digests; fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes’ In Defense of Digests.

Contributors: Lesann Berry, Tom Brinkmann, David Burnette, Rob Imes, Charlie Jacobs, Larry Johnson, Richard Krauss, Michael Neno, Rudolph Schmidt, Matthew Turcotte, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr. and D. Blake Werts.

Contents:
Interviews:
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles:
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews:
Fate #725 by Rudolph Schmidt
Coronet June 1950 by David Burnette
Fate Trading Cards by Rudolph Schmidt
Paperback Parade #85 by Rudolph Schmidt

Fiction:
A Darker Night by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
The Presidential Collection by Lesann Berry
A Foul Breath of Fresh Air by Richard Krauss

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover)
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Paperback: 116 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Print Edition: $5.99
Kindle Edition:
$1.99




DJANGO / ZORRO #4 (of 6)  - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

Diego de la Vega and his bodyguard, Django Freeman, get a firsthand look at the brutal tyranny wielded by the Archduke of Arizona in his drive to construct a railroad line across the length of his realm.  Django is still trying to reconcile his first sighting of the masked and mysterious avenger known as El Zorro.  Could this strange, black-clad apparition really be the proper and elderly gentleman who has hired him as a bodyguard?  Quentin Tarantino and script-writer Matt Wagner continue the excitement along with artist Esteve Pols in this one-of-kind mini-series, the official sequel to the movie, DJANGO UNCHAINED.

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale February 11





DJANGO / ZORRO #7 (of 7)  - Coming in May!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

The epic pairing of these legendary heroes reaches its smashing conclusion in an extra-long, nail-biting finale. The action boils over this issue as both Django and Zorro battle to defeat the powerful Archduke of Arizona and shatter his sinister hold over the indigenous Yaqui people. Django finds he can no longer sit still as he sees an entirely different race enslaved under the yoke of a cruel master. And Diego de la Vega must deal with stunning heartache and loss even as he pushes ahead in his never-ending quest for justice. 30 pulse-pounding pages of story and art provide a rousing finish to this spectacular and ground-breaking series—the first official sequel to a film by Quentin Tarantino. Scripted by Eisner-award winner Matt Wagner and featuring art by Esteve Pols and colors by Brennan Wagner.

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale May 27

DJANGO/ZORRO #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151217
(Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151218 (Francavilla cover).



Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015

William Patrick Murray (Will Murray) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray] has been added to the list of notables who will definitely be at Dum-Dum 2015. 
He will serve on the “Tarzan’s Many Genres” panel on Friday, August 21st.

Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM
 


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming in September!
Bobby Nash (Writer), Jamie Chase (Art)

A graphic novel adaptation of ERB's AT THE EARTH'S CORE.

Regular Edition: $14.99
Limited Edition:  $49.99



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

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

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

List Price: $125.00




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

"Not All Luck" by Gene Van from SHORT STORIES, September 10, 1940
Featuring: Red Harris
It Wasn't All Luck - Some of It Was the Cold Nerve of a Fool Kid.
"Sweet Murder" by Joe Archibald from G-MEN DETECTIVE, November, 1942
Detective Martin Proves He's the "Smartest Man in the Department" When He Leaves a Clue to His Killer That Only His Sidekick Terry Shane Can Figure Out!
"Who Sups With the Devil" by S. M. Tenneshaw from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April, 1948
The Devil granted a thousand years of life to George Bollata - ten centuries of hell, that is . . .


FLASH GORDON OMNIBUS - Coming in May!
by Jeff Parker (Author), Ben Acker (Author), Ben Blacker (Author), Chris Eliopoulos (Author, Artist), Nate Cosby (Author), Elliott Kalan (Author), Dan McCoy (Author), Stuart Wellington (Author), Evan Shaner (Artist), Sandy Jarrell (Artist), Richard Case (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist), Roberto Castro (Artist)

Flash Gordon never fit in on Earth. But on the bizarre planet Mongo, Flash's thirst for thrills and daring danger makes him the perfect weapon against the iron-fisted tyrant Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror! Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving whole worlds? Will his less-rambunctious allies, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov, force a lasting peace with such savage races as the Beast-Men of Arboria and Hawkmen of Sky City? Or will the universe fall to Ming The full-throttle, complete Flash Gordon saga is collected here, featuring epic space action from the wildly talented creative team of Jeff Parker (Batman '66, Aquaman) and Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman).

This out-of-sight Omnibus edition also includes bonus stories from faraway Mongo, as well as a comprehensive cover gallery!

Collects the complete 8-issue Flash Gordon comic book series, plus the Flash Gordon 2014 Holiday Special and Flash Gordon 2014 Annual.


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full color, 294 pages, $29.99, On sale May 13

FLASH GORDON ONMIBUS is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151224.




Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Snow Globe - Coming in July!

The Death Dealer is widely considered one of the most iconic dark-fantasy creations of our time. With his menacing stare and bloodied weapon, he overlooks the ash and bones of the fallen.

Frank Frazetta’s powerful painting is timelessly captured in this finely detailed sculpture. The brutality of the scattered bones is continued throughout the base to portray the wicked battlefield in which the Death Dealer exists. The glass sphere is 4.7 inches in diameter. With the sculpted base, this snow globe stands at 6.5” inches high. Beautifully packaged in a full-color collector’s box.


6.5” tall, $119.99, On sale July 22

Quantities Limited. Allocations may occur.

FRANK FRAZETTA DEATH DEALER SNOW GLOBE is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR150114.




FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


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

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Volume 2
This new hardcover book showcases some of the finest artworks
from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950.

Available for pre-order until February 21!

This spectacular new book picks up where our previous volume "The Golden Age" left off. Following the same format as before, this new book features even more incredible artworks from the Golden Age of illustration, circa 1880 to 1950. This time out we feature 211 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals.

As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 47 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. An artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into two fantastic books. The first book was funded on Kickstarter in November and will be shipping in March. With your help, this new volume will be produced for shipment in July.




ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, Abbett, Adams, Alajalov, R. L. Anderson, H. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, Armstrong, Avery, Aylward, Bacharach, Balet, Bama, Barclay, Barton, Baumhofer, Becher, Beckhoff, Belarski, Benda, Bergey, Bernard, Betts, Biggs, Blakeslee, Bolles, Bowler, Brangwyn, Bransom, Briggs, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Burd, Burns, Burrows, Cady, Carter, Chambers, Chapman, Choate, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Conway, Coolidge, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Crockwell, Davis, De Mers, Desoto, Dixon, Dodd, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Drew, Driben, Dryden, Dulac, Dumond, Dunton, Durenceau, Eastman, Eggenhofer, Eggleston, Ekman, Elliott, Emerson, Emshwiller, Eric, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Feind, Fischer, Fish, Fisher, Flagg, Foster, Gage, Gannam, Gaze, Georgi, Giguere, Gilbert, Gillespie, Gleason, Gleeson, Goble, Godwin, Gold, Graef, Grant, Granville-Smith, Gross, Grosvenor, Hampson, Hanson, Harper, Hastings, Heinrich, Heitland, Held, Hilbert, Higgins, Hoff, Hohlwein, Holmgren, Hood, Hoskins, Howitt, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hyde, Iligan, Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Keay, Kernan, Kinneys, Koerner, Krieghoff, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leake, Lepape, Parker, Leyendecker, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Lowenheim, Lyford, Madan, Maguire, Martin, Maurer, McCauley, McDermott, Meltzoff, Merrick, Meyers, Michelson, Moore, Moran, Morey, Mozert, Mulford, Munson, Nickless, Nielsen, Nosek, Oakley, Pape, Parker, Parkhurst, Parrish, Paul, Paus, Pease, Philips, Plank, Pogany, Powers, Price, Pyle, Ratterman, Relyea, Ruesswig, Robinson, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Rozen, Sambrook, Sarka, Saunders, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schabelitz, Scott, Smith, Stephens, Weber, Wilson, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


As with previous "Kickstarter" titles released by The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen. 


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Muhlenberg Library has been booked for the remainder of the year, all on the third Saturday except where it conflicts with a pulp show, then it's the fourth Saturday.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

GREEN HORNET OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Kevin Smith  (Author), Phil Hester  (Author), Jonathan Lau (Artist)

A daring new vision of the iconic pulp hero Green Hornet by trailblazing filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy)! When a mysterious figure brutally and publicly murders his father, frivolous playboy Britt Reid Jr. inherits the legacy and mantle of Century City's greatest protector! Aided by his father's longtime ally, Kato, and an all-new, high-kicking female sidekick, the Hornet takes to the streets on a mission of justice.

Presenting, for the first time ever, the complete comic book adaptation of Smith's unproduced Green Hornet screenplay, plus an explosive bonus storyline of the reimagined Green Hornet and Kato, courtesy of Phil Hester and series artist Jonathan Lau. High-octane action, drama, and humor, as only Kevin Smith can deliver!


Trade paperback, Full color, 336 pages, $29.99



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17!

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update
 Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.
Check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.


Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

Set in the post-WWII era, The saga of the original Ghost Who Walks continues! See the original cast of The Phantom - read this new adventure of The Ghost Who Walks as he battles classic villains as only The Phantom can! The Phantom may or may not have a new ally, but one thing is for sure, the Singh Pirates are out to kill them both and plunder an ancient hidden city.  Even with the help of Diana and Devil, as always, it's up to the Phantom to prevail!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #49 - Coming in May!

In this Issue of Illustration, we feature the lurid and spectacular art of John Newton Howitt, best known for his terrifying covers for Horror Stories pulps in the 1930s, as well as for his superhero pulp covers for The Spider and Operator #5. Our story features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks. Our second major feature concerns the work of the legendary illustrator Gustave Doré. While generally known for his black and white art, our story features many reproductions of his less often seen color paintings. Our final story is a new column by David Saunders — each issue will showcase an obscure artist from the history of the pulps, drawn from the extensive archives of his website, www.PulpArtists.com. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #49 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151784.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE BAT-MEN OF MARS
by Wood Jackson


Our interplanetary explorers from the Earth are coming to grips with a strange civilization on Mars. Pitting their strength and ingenuity against the terrible super-strength of another race, they show through page after page of this swift-moving tale that when interplanetary travel comes we must be prepared to meet it, no matter how strange or mysterious.

Written by Wood Jackson, this story was published as a three-part serial beginning in the final issue of AIR WONDER STORIES in May 1930, and concluding in WONDER STORIES for June and July 1930, published by Hugo Gernsback through his Stellar Publishing Corporation.

Paperback:
5 x 8 inch
210 pages
ISBN 978-1507869857

Imprint: Fiction House Press

$12.95

    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press

 
 
JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #4 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

With John Carter lost and presumed dead in the Martian desert, his enemy's triumph is all but assured. But who is Captain Joshua Clark of Earth, and why does his hatred for John Carter know no bounds? As Dejah Thoris prays for her warlord's safe return, the shocking origin of John Carter's arch-enemy is finally revealed! Superstar writer Ron Marz and rising-star artist Abhishek Malsuni continue their acclaimed, official run!

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale February 11








JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #7  - Coming in May!
Written by Ron Marz, art by Abhishek Malsuni, covers by Ed Benes; Bart Sears; Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris have survived the invasion of Mars, but rest and relaxation are not in their future. Marooned in the crumbling remains of an ancient city, John and Dejah are beset by mysterious enemies. When John is struck down, it falls to Dejah to protect her beloved, and find some way to escape the certain death that stalks them.

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

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #7 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151225
(Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151226 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151227 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151228 (Subscription variant cover).







JUSTICE INC: THE AVENGER #1 - Coming in June!

Mark Waid is taking on Richard Henry Benson for Dynamite, expanding the publishers pulp universe that includes Conde Nast’s The Shadow and Doc Savage. Waid will be joined by artist Ronilson Freire on Justice Inc: The Avenger starting in June.

The Avenger originally debuted in September 1939 as the lead character in The Avenger magazine, published by Street and Smith Publications. Writer Paul Ernst is credited with creating many of the earliest Avenger tales (published under the house writer pseudonym “Kenneth Robeson”), blending the qualities of contemporary pulp heroes. The Avenger appeared in numerous prose novels, radio programs, and comic books throughout the decades, most recently in Dynamite’s 2014 revival of the Justice, Inc. series written by Michael Uslan and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano.

In Justice, Inc.: The Avenger #1, Waid and Freire continue the adventures of Richard Henry Benson, a victim of a criminal attack that left his facial features forever deadened, gray in color and incapable of showing genuine emotion. And yet, the harsh stroke of fate gave him the ability to mold his face to match the appearance of anyone… a skill he could employ as the ultimate master of disguise. Driven to mete out retribution against those who would prey on the innocent, The Avenger finds himself on a collision course with a villain even more secretive, brutal, and unrelenting than himself: an Invisible Man.

For Mark Waid, this is a childhood dream come true:

“Moreso than The Shadow, moreso than Doc Savage, the Avenger has always, always been my favorite pulp hero, and I’ve been aching to write this story since I was eleven years old. What a blast! Having the opportunity to dive into the psyche of a crimefighter as unique as Benson has been a lifelong dream — I’ve been thinking about what his life and mind would be like ever since I read my first Avenger paperback back in the day. How does a man live his life when he has nothing to live for but justice? How does he navigate in a world of life and love and joy when his own features are frozen and stiff like putty, mirroring his cold, dead insides? There’s so much here to unpack.”

The first issue will feature variant editions by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come), Walter Simonson (The Mighty Thor), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Marc Laming (All-New Invaders), and Barry Kitson (The Amazing Spider-Man). Justice Inc.: The Avenger #1 will be solicited in the April 2015 Previews catalog and will be slated for release in June.












JUSTICE INC. VOLUME 1 TP - Coming in May!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano (Cover) Alex Ross

A historic crossover seventy-five years in the making! The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger, the three iconic crime-fighters first introduced in the pulp magazines of Street & Smith Publications, come together for the first time ever to avert global catastrophe!

Out of tragedy, a hero is born... and an alliance formed! When an airliner carrying industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family disappears, it's the first strike in a secret cabal's master plan for world conquest. As genius adventurer Doc Savage and brutal vigilante The Shadow attempt to avert disaster with their science and bullets, Benson rises from the ashes with a fearsome new identity: The Avenger. Can three men of contrasting ideology and methodology cast aside their inherent differences and band together to conquer the overwhelming threat of the Voodoo Master and his mysterious allies?

Trade paperback,
7x10, Full Color, 184 pages, $19.99, On sale May 13

JUSTICE INC. VOLUME 1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151225
(Benes cover).



THE KING IN YELLOW GN - Coming in May! 
(Writer) Robert W. Chambers, I.N.J. Culbard (Art/Cover) I. N. J. Culbard

The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers's classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It's a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Neil Gaiman, The King in Yellow is one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. In this dangerously unputdownable graphic-novel adaptation, I. N. J. Culbard brings to life a thrilling tale of horror that will make readers laugh and cry and tremble with fright.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.95


THE KING IN YELLOW is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151512.




KING: PRINCE VALIANT #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
(Writer) Nate Cosby (Art) Ron Salas (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“I’ll dare ANY adventure!” Welcome to the KING, full of BRAWLING KNIGHTS and ARTHURIAN ADVERSARIES and MYSTICAL MEDDLING and COURAGEOUS CHIVALRY and SERPENTINE SORCERY and WITHERING VALOR and TIME-SHIFTING ADVENTURERS and CATASTROPHIC CONFIDENCE! BRAVE THE BATTLES courtesy of NATE COSBY (Cow Boy) and RON SALAS (Spider-Man) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #3 (OF 4) - Coming in May! 
(Writer) Shannon Eric Denton (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joyce Chin

Now in hot pursuit of the slavers, Lady Zorro and Lady Rawhide run into a surprise winter storm just as they find the enemy! With foul weather in the mountains, it may not be bullet or blade that ends their lives but nature itself!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 20

LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #3 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151236.





Lone Star Fury [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
James Reasoner writing as Jackson Cole

A plea for help from a woman he thought was dead brings Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield to the ghost town of Palminter. What he finds waiting for him is a storm of outlaw bullets—and an even deeper mystery that leads him to a mansion on top of a sinister mesa overlooking the Rio Grande. To survive, the legendary Lone Wolf will need his keen wits—and all his deadly gun skill!

Bestselling author James Reasoner brings his masterful storytelling talent to the iconic Western character Jim Hatfield, star of the long-running pulp magazine TEXAS RANGERS.

"Lone Star Fury" is a 7000 word novelette originally published in CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES nearly twenty years ago and now available again from Rough Edges Press.

Kindle Price:  $0.99 




The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron
An Epic Adventure Novel in the Grandest ERB Tradition!

Now available and highly recommended!


Written in spirit by Edgar Rice Burroughs with an assist from Jake Saunders.
A completely new ERB adventure of Homeric proportions!


A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.
  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher




MASKS 2 #2 (OF 8) - Coming in May! 
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Eman Casallos (Cover) A: Butch Guice; B: Jae Lee

The influence of the fiendish Red Death spans history. In the 30s, she stood against the Shadow, the Green Hornet, and Black Terror. In the 70s, the Red Death resurfaced to challenge two surprising heroes — the new Black Sparrow and Miss Fury!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
, On sale May 6

MASKS 2 #2 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR15
1187 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151188 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151189 (Subscription variant cover).





Mike Chomko -  January 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books for January thru March 2015

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

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

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



Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING
By Matthew Baugh

Coming in May!

The first new Avenger novel in 40 years!
The crime fighter with the moldable face…the avatar of vengeance…the combination of the Shadow and Doc Savage …is back!

His name is Sun Koh. He claims to be the last survivor of Atlantis, and he may be the most dangerous man alive. A physical and mental superman with the resources of Nazi Germany at his fingertips, Sun Koh plans to recover an ancient power that could doom millions, and win the war for the Third Reich. Only Richard Benson and the members of Justice, Inc. oppose him, but this time, even the Avenger may have met his match.

This novel is a continuation of the original novel “River of Ice”.

The Avenger: The Sun King novel
Author: Matthew Baugh
Cover: Mike Perry
6”x9”, squarebound, softcover, 160 pages, $10.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-91-6(51099)

The Avenger: The Sun King Hardcover
Previews Exclusive
6” x 9”, squarebound, Hardcover, $21.99

THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR15
1421 (softcover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151422 (hardcover).


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

Nemesis - New!
The Emperor
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master


PS Publishing
H. P. Lovecraft: Weird Poems
Coming soon!


 Stephen Jones has put together the definitive volume of HPL's poetry complete with more wonderful Pete Von Sholly artwork.
The draft cover is shown below. The book is scheduled for launch at Providence's NecronomiCon in August.



PULPDOM - Now online!

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


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

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

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

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

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




PULP FACTORY AWARDS

For the first time, the voting this year is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! 
Simply fill out the ballot below and return it to Andrew Salmon (
andrewsalmon2000@yahoo.com
). 

BEST PULP NOVEL:
The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils by Chuck Miller  (Airship 27 Productions)
The Cast Away by Wayne Reinagel (Knightraven Studios)
Legion III: Kings of Oblivion by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
The Vril Agenda by Derrick Ferguson & Joshua Reynolds (Airship 27 Productions)
Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press)


BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY:
The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement Inc - David Brezski, David White, Morgan Minor, Ed. (Pro Se Press)
Pride of the Mohicans - Van Allen Plexico, Ed. (White Rocket Books)
Sgt. Janus Returns - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol 6 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions )
Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol 4 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP SHORT STORY:
"Beasts of the Bowery" by Michael Panush from El Mosaico: Hellfire (Curiosity Quills Press)
"The Fort of Skulls" by Ian Watson from Pride of the Mohicans (White Rocket Books)
"Kissing Cousins" by Ralph L. Angelo Jr. from More Blood - a Sinanju Anthology (Destroyer Books)
"The Seventh Serpent" by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
"The Strix Society"  by Joshua Reynolds from Occult Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP COVER:
Michael Kaluta, Challenger Storm – Curse of Poseidon (Airship 27 Productions )
Douglas Klauba, Domino Lady Money Shot (Moonstone Books)
Jeffrey Hayes, Gary Phillips’ Hollis PI (Pro Se Press)
Mark Williams, Legion II: Sons of Terra (White Rocket Books)
Adam Shaw, The Vril Agenda (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS:

Zachary Brunner, The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Robin Hood, Forbidden Legend (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 6 (Airship 27 Productions)
Phil Cho, Sinbad – The New Voyages Vol 4 (Airship 27 Productions)
(Fabio Listrani, Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man's Land (IDW)



Pulp Adventurecon
NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE PULP COLLECTORS!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 Saturday, February 21st, 10 am - 5 pm

BORDENTOWN, NJ
Ramada Inn of Bordentown
 Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm



The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south! The first annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This mildly magnificent event is in addition to the Bordentown, NJ show occurring November 7th, 2015.

Who will be attending? Only the biggest and brightest names in pulp fiction! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury, Johnston McCulley, H.P. Lovecraft! Who else? Walter Gibson (alias Maxwell Grant) and The Shadow, Lester Dent and company (i.e. Kenneth Robeson) and Doc Savage! Captain Future? Of course. The Black Mask Boys? Check.

They'll all be here because -- like its sister/brother event in the great northeast -- the exhibit room will be JAM-PACKED with pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memorabilia, classic radio comedy and drama, and tons of related paper material. Pulp Adventurecon becomes the alpha and omega of annual events, two warmly nostalgic bookends to your pulp-collecting calendar. We'll add more information to the website as the date approaches.

Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each. Scroll down past the show flyer graphic for more information about hotel and transportation.



Escape the cold weather by attending the Pulp AdventureCon in Fort Lauderdale.

In two weeks, we crack a bottle of champagne on the maiden voyage of Pulp Adventurecon in Florida!

If you're in Broward County on vacation, make plans to swing by the Universal Palms Hotel -- or tell a Florida-based pulp-collecting pal.

Such longtime pulp stalwarts as David Alexander, Heartwood Auctions, Jeffrey Shanks, Scott Hartshorn, and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson will set up shop in the vendor room.

CJ's Comics & Collectibles, located in Fort Lauderdale, will also set up with a selection of Golden Age comics, magazines, and pulpy-items.

Our friend and guest J. David Spurlock will be on-hand, with a wide selection of titles from Vanguard Productions -- including The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, which is garnering rave reviews from pulp fans and art historians alike.

 For more information, visit www.pulpadventure.com.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

French Pulp Fiction with Jean-Marc Lofficier - New!
The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard
Two Hawks From Earth by Philip Jose Farmer
Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

The Man In Purple - New!
The Avenger of Olympus - New!
Triple Detective #4 - New!
Alias The Whirlwind - New!
Viper
Tom's Interview
Heroes of Ancient Greece
The Emperor's Gambit

         Pulp Den  

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

Top 10 cover themes for Adventure magazine - New!
Google Books scans of pulp magazines
Why do we read adventure fiction?
Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine


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

Pulp comics: Hellboy - New!
Techno-thrillers of James Rollins - New!
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s ‘Justice Inc.’
‘The Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 2′
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s 2014 specials
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films

Pulp 2.0 Press
The Twilight Avenger
by John Wooley & Terry Tidwell

Now available!

When brilliant graduate student and football star, REECE CHAMBERS loses his fiancee’ to gangsters ruled by the mysterious CENTIPEDE, he uses science to create an avenging alter-ego… THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!

Armed with a gas gun, a blinding light, and the burning passion of vengeance, The Twilight Avenger joins forces with plucky reporter, JOAN CASEY and scientist DR. MILTON HERTH to take on machine-gunning gangsters, masked masterminds, and devilish dames. This exclusive PULP 2.0 edition restores the entire origin serial into a collectible graphic novel format. Thrill to the 1930′s nail-biting adventures of the masked mystery man who strikes terror into the hearts of criminals throughout the oil-soaked badlands!

FEATURES:
THE COMPLETE FIRST TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL!
BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURE ON THE ORIGINS OF THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!
AN EXCLUSIVE TWILIGHT AVENGER PULP TALE “THE BRIDE WORE BLOOD!”
EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN PRINT!
THE TWILIGHT AVENGER CASTING CALL!
TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL LOBBY CARDS!


Page Count: 118
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6.69″ x 9.61″
Language: English
Color: Black and White with Bleed




RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #5 - Coming in May!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

The confrontation between the rejuvenated, goddess-infused Red Sonja and the merciless Sutekh, the half-human son of the serpent-god Set, is finally at hand! The battle lines have been drawn outside the walls of Zingara’s capital city, and the fate of the Hyborian Age hangs in the balance. But could Scáthach — the divine Queen of Swords — be an even greater threat to mankind than Sutekh’s legions of ghouls and demon beasts?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #5 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151254 (Anacleto cover)
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The Diamond Item Code is MAR151255 (Geovani cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151256 (subscription variant).





Robert E. Howard Days
June 12-13, 2015!

Robert E. Howard Days 2015 is happening this June in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there!
This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.


While all the usual activities at Howard Days remain in place, we thought you might like a peek at this year’s panel schedule. This is going to be another good one, so start making plans to come on down to Texas and enjoy some great Howardian Fellowship!

REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule

FRIDAY June 12

11 am: Conan Vs. Cthulhu. Join us for an enlightening discussion of Howard’s writing in the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraft’s writing in the Howard Mythos. Panelists: To Be Announced.    At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: The Mark Schultz Hour. Our artist/writer Guest of Honor talks about his great career in an interview-style setting. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. Find out who won the REHF Awards for 2014, presented by Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier and a cast of dozens. At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.

9:00 pm: Fists at the Ice House. A perennial favorite is back! Presented on the very spot where REH actually boxed, come celebrate the completion of the four-volume Boxing series from the REHF Press. Presented on site behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main Street by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, Jeff Shanks and Patrice Louinet.

 

SATURDAY June 13

10:30 am: A Means to Freedom. The two-volume set of the letters between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft are discussed. Panelists include Rusty Burke, one of the editors. At the Cross Plains Library.

1:30 pm: Robert E. Howard and Fantasy Gaming. 2015 will be THE year of REH and fantasy gaming with a new Conan board game AND a Conan role-playing game both coming out! We’ll also discuss Howard’s influence on the creation of fantasy role-playing games. There’ll be a bunch of panelists on this one: Patrice Louinet, Tim Brown, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, Mark Schultz – all refereed by Bill Cavalier. At the Cross Plains Library.

2:30pm: What’s Happening with Bob Howard. This is our wrap-up panel with upcoming REH news, announcements and future plans from the REH Foundation plus lots of questions from Ed Chaczyk! Panelists include the Foundation Board, Mark Schultz, the gaming guys plus others! At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.
 
Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor this year!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation is pleased to announce that artist Mark Schultz will be the Guest of Honor at Robert E. Howard Days, June 12-13, 2015.

Sponsored by the REH Foundation, REHupa and Project Pride and held annually at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, Howard Days is a two-day celebration of the life and works of author Robert E. Howard.

Mark is well-known as the illustrator for the first Wandering Star pure REH text Conan edition, The Coming of Conan. His paintings, full-page drawings, chapter headings and spot illustrations fill this volume with a clean, energetic and stylistic imagery. Other Howard work that Mark has done include the covers to Worms of the Earth (Cross Plains Comics), The Colossal Conan (Dark Horse Comics) and the Adventures in Science Fantasy volume for the REHF Press. One of Mark’s designs is used on the REH Museum t-shirt. And, as it turns out, his very first professional comics work was inking the pencils of Val Semeik’s Kull story in the Savage Sword of Conan #132. Mark will also be doing the artwork for the special souvenir postal cancellation stamp for Howard Days this year.

The annual Robert E. Howard Days celebration will take place at the REH Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, on June 12th & 13th, 2015. Sponsored by Project Pride of Cross Plains and the Robert E. Howard Foundation, the two-day event promises once again to be THE place to be for fans of REH.

All of the activities associated with Howard Days are in place: tours of the REH Museum & Grounds, the Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the Bus Tour of Cross Plains, the REHF Awards presentation, panels of REH interest and the many extemporaneous discussions and poetry readings among Howard fans and scholars, the Caddo Ranch Barbeque, the Swap Meet at the Pavilion, the special Postal Cancellation souvenir – all this and more await you at Howard Days. We’re also in discussion about some new events: an organized tour to Howard’s gravesite in Brownwood, a REH trivia contest (with prizes!), plus a more “formal” program booklet to have for another nice souvenir.

For those of you interested in getting on the Howard Days/Project Pride mailing list, please write to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443, e-mail: Projpride@aol.com, or check the internet:
www.rehfoundation.org, www.rehupa.com or the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page for additional information.





Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON Round 4
Now available for pre-order!
Expected to ship in late March!

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

Contents:

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


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 9 HC - Coming in May!
(Art) George Tuska & Various

Hey, PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey 'out of this furshlugginer world' with the ninth volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see outside of Silvio Dante's Bada Bing strip joint in The Sopranos. Collects issues #36-41, May 1945 to March 1946.


Hardcover, 7x10, 320 pages, Full Color, $59.99


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 9 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151500
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THE SAINT: THE COMPLETE SERIES  - Coming May 26!
Featuring Roger Moore as The Saint

The Saint - The Complete Series 33-DVD set will come with extras such as Introductions on Select Episodes, Audio Commentary on Select Episodes, and an Interview with Sir Roger Moore.

Price is $199.98 SRP, but you can pre-order it from either Amazon.com or from the Shout! Factory online store (see links below) at a discount.
If you pre-order it from the Shout! store, they will ship it 4 weeks early.


When sinners strike, call on THE SAINT!

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, presented here in one outstanding collection: The Saint- The Complete Series.

Starring the perfectly-cast Roger Moore as Simon Templar, The Saint was a benchmark in the lifespan of the character, and a stepping stone to Moore taking on the role of an even more well-known man of action later in his career. Featuring thrilling acts of derring-do, beautiful places (and people), and a sly wit, this complete set of all 118 episodes of The Saint are a heavenly addition to your collection.

With guest star appearances by Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), Donald Sutherland (The Dirty Dozen), Edward Woodward (TV's "The Equalizer"), a bevy of Bondian beauties (Goldfinger's Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton, as well as Lois "Miss Moneypenny" Maxwell), and many more.

Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, it's time to say "Halo!" to The Saint.

Bonus Features
Audio Commentary on Select Episodes
Behind the Scenes with Sir Roger Moore as Director


DISCS: 33
RUN-TIME: 5,660 min
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1
COLOR: Color/Black & White
LANGUAGE: English
REGION 1
RATING: NR
PRODUCTION DATE: 1962-1969
CLOSED-CAPTION: No
SUBTITLES: None



THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE OMNIBUS TPB
Coming in May!

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

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

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


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

THE SHADOW YEAR ONE OMNIBUS TPB is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151259
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The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Black Master - New!
Mother Goose Murders
Death Stalks the U.N.
The Plot Master
The Crime Cult
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #4 (OF 5) - Arriving in comic shops February 25!
Written by Anthony Del Col, Conor McCreery, art by Carlos Furuzono, covers by Aaron Campbell; Colton Worley.

The improbable has become the impossible! With magician Harry Houdini arrested after a blood bath that has left his wife at the edge of death, detective Sherlock Holmes must overcome his suspicions — and his demons — to free Houdini and overcome a powerful enemy that commands the unholy powers of the spirits.

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





SWORDS OF SORROW #1 (OF 6) - Coming in May!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Sergio Davila
(Covers) A: J. Scott Campbell; B: Jenny Frison; C: Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

Fan-favorite GAIL SIMONE (RED SONJA, BATGIRL) and rising art star SERGIO DAVILA (LEGENDERRY) combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, Red Sonja, Kato, Jungle Girl, and many, many more!

Villains and heroes from a dozen worlds and eras face off against a legendary evil that threatens all their homelands. Don't miss this thrilling epic tale, an event supported by one-shot side adventures written by the hottest writers today, like G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Nancy Collins and more!


SWORDS OF SORROW #1 is solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151171 (Campbell cover)
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The Diamond Item Code is MAR151172 (Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is MAR151173 (Lupacchino cover).





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.

Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Three
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Two
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part One
The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights

THAT IS NOT DEAD
Edited by Darrell Schweitzer

Now available!


AN ANTHOLOGY edited by Darrell Schweitzer
CATEGORY Horror
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2015
EDITION Jacketed Hardcover
COVER ART Jason Van Hollander
INTRODUCTION Darrell Schweitzer
PAGES 240
ISBN  978-1-848638-57-0

SYNOPSIS
The Great Old Ones, Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Yog Sothoth, and the rest, so vividly described by H. P. Lovecraft, have lurked in the dim places of the Earth since the beginning of time. That is not dead, wrote the mad poet Abdul Alhazred, which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.

You may reasonably wonder, then, why no one seemed to notice prior to the events in the Lovecraft stories. Was Cthulhu merely dreaming in sunken R’lyeh all this time, or did the dreams he sent out to mankind subtly influence, or pervert, human history? Were the outbreak of the Dunwich Horror and the resurrection of Charles Dexter Ward’s ancestor Joseph Curwen, both of which occurred in the 1920s, unique events, or have similarly dreadful things happened before? What were the Mi-Go of Yuggoth doing in the centuries before they were discovered in the Vermont hills by Henry Wentworth Akeley, as told in “The Whisperer in Darkness”?

This book proposes that such horrific events did occur down the centuries. They just have not been adequately chronicled until now. Esther Friesner proposes a unique explanation to the explosion of the island of Thera in the 2nd millennium B.C., which gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “big bang.” Keith Taylor illuminates what was up till now merely a sinister allusion, of how Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos appeared as a man in Egypt in the days of the pharaohs. Jay Lake and John Langan tell of very different encounters between ancient Romans and forces vaster and more ancient than any of the world’s empires. Darrell Schweitzer tells how survivors of the disastrous Peasants’ Crusade made an even more hideous pilgrimage to the Plateau of Leng. Don Webb reveals the very circumstances under which the English scholar John Dee translated the dreaded Necronomicon into English in the early 17th century. S. T. Joshi, John R. Fultz, Harry Turtledove, Richard Lupoff, Will Murray. W.H. Pugmire, and Lois Gresh all explore the subtle and insidious ways Lovecraft’s cosmic monsters have touched the lives of all of us. If our species still survives, it may be by sheer chance, and not for long, for the horrors are still there, still waiting for the day when the stars are right and they shall return to reclaim the Earth.


CONTENTS
Introduction: Horror of the Carnivàle by Darrell Schweitzer
Egypt, 1200 BC: Herald of Chaos by Keith Taylor
Mesopotamia, second millennium BC: What a Girl Needs by Esther Friesner
Judaea, second century AD: The Horn of the World’s Ending by John Langan
Central Asia, second century AD: Monsters in the Mountains at the Edge of the World by Jay Lake
Palestine, Asia Minor, and Central Asia; late eleventh and mid twelfth centuries AD: Come, Follow Me by Darrell Schweitzer
England, 1605: Ophiuchus by Don Webb
Russia, late seventeenth century: Of Queens and Pawns by Lois H. Gresh
Mexico, 1753: Smoking Mirror by Will Murray
France, 1762: Incident at Ferney by S. T. Joshi
Arizona Territory, 1781: Anno Domini Azathoth by John R. Fultz
Massachusetts, USA, early twentieth century. Italy, early nineteenth century: Slowness by Don Webb
Massachusetts, USA, and Spain, late nineteenth century: The Salamanca Encounter by Richard A. Lupoff
Seattle, Washington, USA, 1889: Old Time Entombed by W. H. Pugmire
England, twenty-first century and the Middle Ages: Nine Drowned Churches by Harry Turtledove


£25.00


ZORRO OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Matt Wagner (Author, Artist), Francesco Francavilla (Artist), Cezar Razek (Artist)

Collected for the first time ever in its entirety is the critically-acclaimed Zorro series by Eisner-Award-Winner Matt Wagner (Grendel, Batman: Faces), including The Fox's very own origin story, based on the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende. At last, find out how and why Don Diego de la Vega chose to don the black mask and sombrero and make his very first infamous mark of the "Z"! Meanwhile, love is in bloom for our hero as he continues his one-man war against all of the oppression and tyranny in the land! But, will a fiendish plot to bring down the Fox and his lady love succeed in stopping his quest before he finds success? Then, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates as the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego, Diego! - With art by Eisner-Award-Winner Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie) and Cesar Rezak (Battlestar Galactica).

Trade paperback, Full color, 544 pages, $29.99









13 February 2015

2015 Pulp Shows

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

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



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

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

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

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

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

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


NEW PULP SUNDAY

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


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

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

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




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


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

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

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

Adventure House
A Complete Weird Tales Run
Coming after the Windy City Show!

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

CLICK HERE or on the image at the right to see a quick 2 minute movie overview.

Pre-order your 40 page full color magazine highlighting this remarkable run of WEIRD TALES. 

02/28 - VG - Lovecraft, Howard, Cummings
08/28 - VG - Howard [Red Shadows], Tennessee Williams
08/29 - FN - Howard, Hamilton, Derleth
06/30 - VG - Howard [The Moon of Skulls]
03/32 - VG-FN - Howard, Clark Ashton Smith
12/32 - FN-VF - Howard [The Phoenix on the Sword]
10/33 - VG-FN - Howard, [Infamous Bat Woman Cover]
01/35 - VF - Clark Ashton Smith, Bloch
12/35 - FN-VF - Howard [The Hour of the Dragon]

Plenty more...just grab a look.


Adventure House

   
Adventure House
Weird Tales Collection Magazine
Now available!


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

$10.00 post paid!


Adventure House




Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 – THE PODCAST!

First podcast is now online!

The crew of Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the start of a brand new hour long podcast devoted to the world of New Pulp Fiction. It is titled, “ZONE 4 presents AIRSHIP 27,” as the show will be part of the Zone 4 family of podcast currently sponsored by the Comic Related website.

Brant Fowler, the creator/engineer/host of the long running Zone 4 made the announcement in a special segment just released.  The new pulp-related hour long show will be hosted by the creative team behind the popular new pulp publisher, Managing Editor Ron Fortier and Art Director Rob Davis.  No stranger to podcasts, Fortier has been a regular host on Zone 4 for the past two years and a semi-regular on PULPED, created and produced by Tommy Hancock.

“This just seemed like the next step for us,” Fortier admitted happily.  “When Brant brought up the idea, both of us jumped at the chance.  Rob and I want to make the once a month show an informal, fun place to share current news on what is happening in the world of New Pulp Fiction.  So, although the program will bear our company name, rest assured we’ll be discussing what is happening, going on and coming out from all the new pulp publishers out there.”  Davis has even suggested the possibility of having him on from time to time.

The show will post the second week of each month and be available via the Comic Related website and on I-tunes; links to each episode will also appear on the company’s Facebook Page.  Adds Fortier, “One of the things we’ve love to do with the show is use is as a platform to answer questions from our many fans out there; the Loyal Airmen who support and buy our books.  All people have to do is send their questions to either myself and Rob and we’ll make it special part each show to answer them.”

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 79: "Devils of the Deep" & "Five Fathoms Dead"
The pulp era's legendary superman returns in thrilling maritime mysteries by Harold A. Davis and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, with a million-dollar bounty on his head, Doc Savage hunts for the "Devils of the Deep" after international ships are seized by a mysterious "sea monster." Then, modern-day piracy is suspected when the Navy's newest submarines disappear in "Five Fathoms Dead" ... but where is the Man of Bronze? BONUS: Nick Carter investigates a murder committed on the set of his radio series in an illustrated adventure by Bruce Elliott and Bob Powell. This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Emery Clarke, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-163-9 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!
THE WHISPERER Volume 7: "The Death Roses," "Murder Brotherhood" & "Afraid to Die"
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of the original 1936-37 pulp series by DOC SAVAGE's Lawrence Donovan writing as "Clifford Goodrich" that inspired BATMAN's first supporting character! First, an ingeniously concealed map holds the answer Police Commissioner James Gordon needs to stop flower-festooned serial slayings in "The Death Roses." Then, The Whisperer invades China Hill to smash the weird "Murder Brotherhood." Finally, it's up to The Whisperer to discover why a philosophical Asian was "Afraid to Die" in a novelette by Alan Hathway from the back pages of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE! BONUS: Classic illustrated adventures of The Whisperer and Norgil the Magician from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by John Newton Howitt and Tom Lovell, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-162-2  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping later this month!

THE SHADOW SUPERPACK #2: THE ORIGINS COLLECTION
The Dark Avenger's secret origins are revealed in a landmark collection of tales from the rarest Shadow pulps. The Master of Darkness resurrects his long-buried true identity of Kent Allard in "The Shadow Unmasks" and "The Yellow Band" as Maxwell Grant finally reveals the untold story of The Shadow's mysterious origins! Then, "The Living Shadow" recruits Harry Vincent into his secret crimefighting organization in his first published adventure, and first assumes the identity of Lamont Cranston to investigate serial murders in "The Eyes of The Shadow," the groundbreaking novel that introduced the Dark Avenger's world-famous alter ego and the enigmatic Burbank! Then, the Knight of Darkness investigates a counterfeiting ring in "The Shadow Laughs," the novel that introduced the real Lamont Cranston! PLUS The Shadow battles merciless foes who wield the night itself as a weapon in "The Black Hush," attempts to stop "The Money Master" before his financial machinations destroy the global economy and proves a young man's innocence in "Voice of Death." Plus the original color pulp covers by Jerome Rozen, George Rozen and Graves Gladney, interior illustrations by George H. Wert, Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, and historical commentary by Walter B. Gibson, Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. BONUS: Four exclusive art prints by Jerome and George Rozen! (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-165-3 Softcover, 7x10, 564 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

DOC SAVAGE Classic Superpack #1 - The "Fortress of Solitude" Collection
Sanctum Books collects all eight thrill-packed pulp novels from its first four DOC SAVAGE trade paperbacks in a deluxe collector's set. The Man of Bronze battles his greatest enemy in "Fortress of Solitude" and "The Devil Genghis," revives an ancient evil in "Resurrection Day" and explores "The Land of Always-Night" and "Mad Mesa." Doc Savage is captured by one of his strangest foes in "Repel," battles murderous terrorists in "Death in Silver" and returns to the secret source of his wealth in "The Golden Peril." BONUS: Full-color replicas of the rare 1930s Doc Savage premium portraits. This spectacular collection showcases eight classic color pulp covers by Walter Baumhofer, Robert G. Harris and Emery Clarke; the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, a foreword by Peter David and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-177-6 Softcover, 7x10, 512 pages, B&W, $39.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in May!

THE SHADOW Volume 96: "The North Woods Mystery" & "Death About Town"
The Knight of Darkness journeys from Chinatown to the Canadian North Woods and to Manhattan society haunts to combat criminal conspiracies in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." The Shadow follows a trail of counterfeit money from the back allies of Chinatown to the uncharted Canadian wilderness in pursuit of Mongol smugglers. Then, serial killings at a posh New York gentlemen's club become even more baffling when the murderers themselves are slaughtered! BONUS: a classic adventure from the Golden Age of Radio! This instant collector's item showcases both original color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-178-3  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
Coming in May!

THE SPIDER Volume 7: "The Flame Master" & "Overlord of the Damned"
The pulp's most murderous crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent 1935 thrillers by Norvell Page. Recovering from life-threatening injuries, Richard Wentworth confronts the lightning-wielding Lion Man from Mars to end mass slaughter and save his beloved city from "The Flame Master." Then, with Nita held hostage and Commissioner Kirkpatrick enslaved by a criminal mastermind, The Spider wages his lone war against the acid-spraying "Overlord of the Damned." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-179-0 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)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Tom and Ginger Johnson: The Power Couple of Pulp!
Tom and Ginger discuss tom's recently published books:
Pangea: Eden's Planet  - The first mission to Mars is waylaid by a worm hole and ends up on the prehistoric Earth surrounded by monsters from the permian period.  Will they survive?
Cold War Heroes - Fictionalized memoirs of Tom's expereinces as a US Army MP in France in the 1960s.  Follw these all-American boys as they confront crime, the Black Market, Communist spies and much more!
Pangea: Eden's Planet
Cold War Heroes

Past episodes:
Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.

Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"

Big Book of Bronze #7 Wants You!

The Big Book of Bronze #6 was well received by all of you!  The holidays and craziness of the new  year are over.  The groundwork on  the Big Book of Bronze #7 has been completed with a rear cover thankfully by  Julian Puga and the front cover thankfully again by Tim Faurote.  But the BBoB7 as always, is about the  projects and information the fans of bronze are working on. 

It is time again to ask the writers and artists among us to step  forward and contribute.  The BBoB is  composed of fanzine articles packed into a fantastic looking book.  Along with the Bronze Gazette by Howard  Wright, the BBoB aspires to document the knowledge we as Doc Savage fans  possess.  As we grow older it  becomes even more important that the facts and dates and observations we have  made be written down for future fans of bronze.   If you are an artist or have only created one drawing related to  Doc Savage, the Big Book of Bronze would love to publish it so that fellow Doc  fans may appreciate your work.  Any  commissioned work from an artist, that you would like to share with other fans  can also be submitted it you have the rights to the  piece.

All writers and artists who have participated before are ask to  contribute again!  New writers and  artists who have harbored an idea are ask to contribute to this year’s Big Book  of Bronze.

While  the weather hasn't quite warmed up yet, now is the perfect time to write your  article or scan your art. 

The  deadline is July 30th but please don't procrastinate.  Please write it now and send to JRyanDS@aol.com

Join other great fans of bronze in  contributing to the 2015 installment of the Big Book of  Bronze!




Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 6
Stories from the October 15, 1941 issue of ADVENTURE
Now available!

Six exciting stories from the October 15, 1935 issue of ADVENTURE magazine!

Pulp magazines were the popular entertainment of their era and reflected the pop culture of the time. One of the earliest and most enduring of the pulps was ADVENTURE.

Stories range from classics to period curiosities, from mysteries to Westerns, to sports stories—and they may not always reflect modern ideas of political correctness. However, it is always a joy to "return to those thrilling days of yesteryear" and immerse yourself in the popular culture of a bygone era.

CROSS FIRE by Robert E. Pinkerton
The cowboy, armed with a .32 and dusty from his long ride across the Malpaso wasteland, sat down and rolled a cigarette. It didn’t matter that he was barely ten years old. He had to rescue Leach Lewis from Singer Randall’s bunch!

FLIGHT LEADER by Bourke Lee
When a rookie pilot gets assigned to K Flight, a nighttime bombing unit, his dreams of glory as a fighter pilot are dashed. But it won’t take long for the eighteen-year-old to discover what it means to be a flight leader.

NOBODY’S HORSES by S. Omar Barker

Sid Nelson doesn’t think much of the government to round-up and slaughter wild horses from public grazing land. Can a lone cowboy save the wildies?

THE SPIDER by Major George Fielding Eliot

Their weapons were shovels, their foe unseen, as these clay-smeared underground soldiers battled time and a mysterious killer to save a regiment in France.

BROTHER OF LIONS by Wynant Davis Hubbard

Lions swarmed all over Ibamba ranch. They had killed the last owner. Here’s the story of an American who went to fight them.

SURPRISE ATTACK by Perry Adams

In the mountains of India a Cockney and a Sikh find that a fight with fists makes enemies and a fight with bullets makes friends.


Trade paperback
164 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader Volume 7
Stories from the February 1942 Super Science Stories
Now available!

Six imaginative stories from the February, 1942 issue of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES magazine!

SUPER SCIENCE STORIES was published by Fictioneers, a low-end imprint of Popular Publications, from 1940 and 1943, and again from 1949 to 1951. It received praise from science fiction critics and historians. Science fiction historian Raymond Thompson describes it as “one of the most interesting magazines to appear during the 1940s,” despite the variable quality of the stories. Critics Brian Stableford and Peter Nicholls comment that the magazine “had a greater importance to the history of SF than the quality of its stories would suggest; it was an important training ground.”

CROSS OF MERCRUX by Harry Walton
A city that Time had forgotten… a house of forbidden mystery… a doorway where life and death were brothers… a story of two parallel worlds behind the streets of Old New York!

SPACESHIP FROM KORL by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
“You are strong, Spacemen of Korl. Your rays and your bombs are more powerful than the flesh of my people. But guard well your secrets — for we fight until the last of us perish!”

CHILD OF THE GREEN LIGHT by Leigh Brackett
Between sun and space, a gallant little band fought to pierce the dread secret of Mercury’s orbit—that the human race might endure!

ATRAKIN AND THE MAN by Walter Kubilius
Soulless, despotic, were the machine men that had conquered a tottering world—yet even such as they must bargain for the one last secret that men of flesh had denied them—the mystery of immortality!

THE WATERS UNDER THE EARTH by James D. Perry
A dagger from the lost ages, a man from a land that has never been charted, a people to seek out and free from the shackles of the centuries—if you dare!

THE HUNTED ONES by John E. Harry
He had sworn to destroy an alien world—and himself with it. But one day under a battle-filled sky he discovered the strength of a conquered people’s creed; “There will be death but no retreat. And in the end there must he victory!”


Trade paperback
182 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
$7.99

Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction.




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

Reading Room: THE BLACK GANG - New!
Birthday Boy: Elmo Lincoln
Birthday Boy: Clarence E. Mulford
Birthday Boy: Johnston McCulley
Flashback Friday: 1998 Pulpcon
Birthday Boy: Philip José Farmer

Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #16
Now available!


Featuring the works of Arthur J. Burks, Johnston McCulley, Charles E. Fritch, and L. H. Hayum.

Reprinted together, back-to-back, in this issue Arthur J. Burks' earth-shaking science-fiction thriller "Survival" and "Exodus" -- two stories recounting a future America's flight into subterranean chambers to escape an invasion of Mongol invaders -- and their triumphant return to reclaim the surface world as their own!

"Thubway Tham's Four Queens" by Johnston McCulley -- Detective Craddock has his suspicions, but the notorious pickpocket known as Thubway Tham considered himself a guest of honor at a high-stakes poker game.

"The Watcher" by Charles E. Fritch -- He awaited his destiny, watching the stars for a sign from afar ...

"63,571" by L. L. Hayum -- She was slaving over a hot griddle when someone offered her a ride in a fancy new car. Why not?

Original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts. Classic cover by Norman Saunders, courtesy of the artist's estate.


130 pages, $12.95




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #23 - Coming in May!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), Michael Broussard (Cover)

After learning the origin of the mysterious masked man from the past known as the Mark, Captain Midnight may finally have an ally who understands the Archon's twisted beginnings--and might be able to defeat this ü
bervillain! And they're not alone! A united force of superheroes joins the fray to defeat the Archon. The last great hope has arrived!

Full color, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 27.








CONAN THE AVENGER #14  - Coming in May!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Xuthal, the city of eternal dreamers, is enthralled by the powerful black lotus plant's mystical properties. When Conan and Natala learn the truth behind the sleeping citizens, can they escape or will they be doomed to share the city's fate?

Full color, 32 pages, $3.50, in stores on May 27.






CONAN / RED SONJA HC  - Coming in July!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), Dave Stewart (Color), Randy Green (Pencils), and Rick Ketchan (Inks)

Gail Simone and Jim Zub team up to bring together two legendary warriors: Conan and Red Sonja! This volume collects issues #1-4 of the crossover! In a tale spanning three eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a new age in Hyborian warfare!

Full color, 96 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 29.







CONAN VOLUME 18: THE DAMNED HORDE - Coming in September!
by Fred Van Lente (Author), Brian Ching (Illustrator)

Hardcover, Full Color, $24.99


CTHULHU LIVES!
An Eldritch Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

Now available!

At the time of his death in 1937, American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft was virtually unknown. The power of his stories was too great to contain, however. As the decades slipped by, his dark visions laid down roots in the collective imagination of mankind, and they grew strong. Now Cthulhu is a name known to many and, deep under the seas, Lovecraft’s greatest creation becomes restless...

This volume brings together seventeen masterful tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft’s work. In his fiction, humanity is a tiny, accidental drop of light and life in the endless darkness of an uncaring universe – a darkness populated by vast, utterly alien horrors. Our continued survival relies upon our utter obscurity, something that every fresh scientific wonder threatens to shatter.

The dazzling stories in Cthulhu Lives! show the disastrous folly of our arrogance. We think ourselves the first masters of Earth, and the greatest, and we are very badly mistaken on both counts. Inside these covers, you’ll find a lovingly-curated collection of terrors and nightmares, of catastrophic encounters to wither the body and blight the soul. We humans are inquisitive beings, and there are far worse rewards for curiosity than mere death.

The truth is indeed out there – and it hungers.

Paperback: $10.99US, £8.99UK, eBook: $3.99 US, £2.99 UK



DARK HORSE PRESENTS #10   - Coming in May!
Dennis Calero (Writer/Art), Ken Pisani (Writer), Fred Van Lente (Writer), Mike Grell (Writer/Art), Brendan McCarthy (Writer/Art), Brent Schoonover (Writer/Art), Patrick Alexander (Writer/Art), Arturo Lauria (Art), and Guiu Vilanova (Art)

Featuring Mike Grell's Tarzan!

Dennis Calero delves into the bloody world of corporate mergers in The Suit--a real cutthroat businessman! Ken Pisani and Arturo Lauria bring their Geekie Award–winning political sci-fi drama Colonus to the pages of DHP! And Brent Schoonover gets down and dirty with the Burial Brothers, featuring colors by Jordie Bellaire! Plus, new chapters of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova's Weird Detective, Brendan McCarthy's Dream Gang, and Mike Grell's Tarzan!

Full color, 48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 20.






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

Forgotten Books: RED TRAILS by Hugh Pendexter - New!
DOC SAVAGE COMICS 10, 11, & 12 (1942-43) - New!
Pulp Gallery: POPULAR DETECTIVE - New!
Forgotten Books: THE LINKS -and- "The Murdered Mummy" by Robert Leslie Bellem
Comic Gallery: Johnny Craig on CRIME PATROL (1949-50)
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1935)
Comic Gallery: AUTHENTIC POLICE CASES (1948)


The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions!

Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, The Big Story, protective sleeves for digests; fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes’ In Defense of Digests.

Contributors: Lesann Berry, Tom Brinkmann, David Burnette, Rob Imes, Charlie Jacobs, Larry Johnson, Richard Krauss, Michael Neno, Rudolph Schmidt, Matthew Turcotte, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr. and D. Blake Werts.

Contents:
Interviews:
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles:
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews:
Fate #725 by Rudolph Schmidt
Coronet June 1950 by David Burnette
Fate Trading Cards by Rudolph Schmidt
Paperback Parade #85 by Rudolph Schmidt

Fiction:
A Darker Night by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
The Presidential Collection by Lesann Berry
A Foul Breath of Fresh Air by Richard Krauss

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover)
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Paperback: 116 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Print Edition: $5.99
Kindle Edition:
$1.99




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015
Updated program schedule! 


Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413


“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with  ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23, 2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius. 



A movie marathon
Panel discussions
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s family)
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there. 
And the public is invited – for free!

The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously, to Denny Miller.



Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni

Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix, to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”, which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas. Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” in Paris, France).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni, let me introduce him to you:

In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".

What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television can be stitched together using different takes, different camera angles, even different animals. To perform in a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts. It had never been done before.

Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques – learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years.

Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.

Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre, and is a published author and actor.

http://www.theatricalanimals.com/

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th forward.  At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and DVDs.  Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny  will be screened the night of August 21st.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Vendor & Registration Check-in and Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Econ. Dev. Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, Outdoor “Beatles Forever” Concert at Vece Gazebo, 75 East Main Street (free)
(In case of rain the concert will be into Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Auditorium)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)



Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action & animation and TV).  Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin. Panel members to be determined.(Auditorium)
5:15 pm, Mucker Jeopardy (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on our own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting (Rose Room)



Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s influence on modern Sci-Fi Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin; Panel members to be determined.  (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni] (Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room)
    (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club)
> 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
> Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
     [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now


Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

Additionally, there will be presentations in the Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Rose Room.  Presenters and the presentation schedule will be announced on a separate sheet as an insert. 
Dum Dum Notables
1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker) (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
2) Linda Burroughs (Danton Burroughs’ widow)
3) Llana Jane Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter)
4) Dejah Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter)
5) Joe DeVito (http://www.jdevito.com/)
6) Scott Tracy Griffin (http://scotttracygriffin.com/)
7) Michael R. Hudson (http://www.reelartstudios.com/ & http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/)
8) Diana Leto (http://www.dianaleto.com/)
9) Nancy Miller (Denny Miller’s widow)  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller
10) Jim Sullos (President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.)
11) Cathy Mann Wilbanks (Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.)

 How to get to Dum Dum 2015

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook.

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html


Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.

ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1094.html and http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1095.html.

Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
http://clintonct.org/town-history.php#yale


Where to stay
Clinton Motel
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
860-669-8850
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
(http://www.clintonmotel.net/)
A modest 15  unit  family run motel.  They have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum Dum registrants.  After that the rooms will be released to the general population. First come.  First served.  The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,  for a room with 2 queens size beds.  If Thursday night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday nights combined,  for a room with two double beds. Thursday night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined, with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
 


EconoLodge:
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860-399-7973
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15% discount.  These rooms & rate will be held for us until August 5th.  Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.   The 30th is an efficiency,  with LR, BR (with two queen size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.  
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-old_saybrook-connecticut-CT053
 


3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
Clinton, CT
860-669-0111
http://www.3liberty.com
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms.  No Dum Dum price yet.
 


Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
860-399-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
 


Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
http://www.stateparks.com/hammonasset.html
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]





What to do in the Clinton area

For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/); Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holems on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org) where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and promotion of  interest in - the works, fictional characters and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is best known for his creation of “Tarzan” and of  the heroic Mars adventurer & warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in other genres as well.  He has been openly acknowledged by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as have greatly  influenced their work. 

Founded in 1960,  just ten years after Burroughs’ death, the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known as a “Dum Dum”.  As mentioned above, in 2015 this event will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23.   The Dum Dum is being organized and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.

For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS' AT THE EARTH'S CORE - Coming in September!
Bobby Nash (Writer), Jamie Chase (Art)


Regular Edition: $14.99
Limited Edition:  $49.99


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

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

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

List Price: $125.00




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
There is no new Shadow review this week.


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

"On the Billboards" by Miles Overholt from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 1, 1918
Pretty nearly every girl in the world, I guess, has wrapped up her name and sent it out in a package of prunes, or woolen socks, or something, asking the boys of the land to write to her. And a lot of otherwise disengaged boys have responded, too. Don't the divorce courts prove it?
"No Hero Is Mr. Munn" by William Degenhard from THRILLING DETECTIVE, October, 1950
When a bookkeeper sees murder done, a killer's likely to find that his accounts are payable!
"Satan Hogs the Camera" by Emil Petaja from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1945
Jack Kelley doubled for the hero in Hollywood film fights. But when he undertook to stand in for the star in a real life-and-death scene, Kelley needed more than acting talent. For instead of cold celluloid, that outside drama was being shot in hot lead.


FLASH GORDON OMNIBUS - Coming in May!
by Jeff Parker (Author), Ben Acker (Author), Ben Blacker (Author), Chris Eliopoulos (Author, Artist), Nate Cosby (Author), Elliott Kalan (Author), Dan McCoy (Author), Stuart Wellington (Author), Evan Shaner (Artist), Sandy Jarrell (Artist), Richard Case (Artist), Jordie Bellaire (Artist), Roberto Castro (Artist)

Flash Gordon never fit in on Earth. But on the bizarre planet Mongo, Flash's thirst for thrills and daring danger makes him the perfect weapon against the iron-fisted tyrant Ming the Merciless and his awful inter-planetary swarms of terror! Can the cocksure Man From Earth funnel his overconfidence into saving whole worlds? Will his less-rambunctious allies, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov, force a lasting peace with such savage races as the Beast-Men of Arboria and Hawkmen of Sky City? Or will the universe fall to Ming The full-throttle, complete Flash Gordon saga is collected here, featuring epic space action from the wildly talented creative team of Jeff Parker (Batman '66, Aquaman) and Evan Shaner (Adventures of Superman).

This out-of-sight Omnibus edition also includes bonus stories from faraway Mongo, as well as a comprehensive cover gallery!

Collects the complete 8-issue Flash Gordon comic book series, plus the Flash Gordon 2014 Holiday Special and Flash Gordon 2014 Annual.


Trade paperback, Full color, 272 pages, $29.99



Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Snow Globe - Coming in July!

The Death Dealer is widely considered one of the most iconic dark-fantasy creations of our time. With his menacing stare and bloodied weapon, he overlooks the ash and bones of the fallen.

Frank Frazetta’s powerful painting is timelessly captured in this finely detailed sculpture. The brutality of the scattered bones is continued throughout the base to portray the wicked battlefield in which the Death Dealer exists. The glass sphere is 4.7 inches in diameter. With the sculpted base, this snow globe stands at 6.5” inches high. Beautifully packaged in a full-color collector’s box.


6.5” tall, $119.99, On sale July 22



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


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

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Volume 2
This new hardcover book showcases some of the finest artworks
from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950.

Available for pre-order until February 21!

This spectacular new book picks up where our previous volume "The Golden Age" left off. Following the same format as before, this new book features even more incredible artworks from the Golden Age of illustration, circa 1880 to 1950. This time out we feature 211 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals.

As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 47 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. An artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into two fantastic books. The first book was funded on Kickstarter in November and will be shipping in March. With your help, this new volume will be produced for shipment in July.




ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, Abbett, Adams, Alajalov, R. L. Anderson, H. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, Armstrong, Avery, Aylward, Bacharach, Balet, Bama, Barclay, Barton, Baumhofer, Becher, Beckhoff, Belarski, Benda, Bergey, Bernard, Betts, Biggs, Blakeslee, Bolles, Bowler, Brangwyn, Bransom, Briggs, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Burd, Burns, Burrows, Cady, Carter, Chambers, Chapman, Choate, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Conway, Coolidge, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Crockwell, Davis, De Mers, Desoto, Dixon, Dodd, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Drew, Driben, Dryden, Dulac, Dumond, Dunton, Durenceau, Eastman, Eggenhofer, Eggleston, Ekman, Elliott, Emerson, Emshwiller, Eric, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Feind, Fischer, Fish, Fisher, Flagg, Foster, Gage, Gannam, Gaze, Georgi, Giguere, Gilbert, Gillespie, Gleason, Gleeson, Goble, Godwin, Gold, Graef, Grant, Granville-Smith, Gross, Grosvenor, Hampson, Hanson, Harper, Hastings, Heinrich, Heitland, Held, Hilbert, Higgins, Hoff, Hohlwein, Holmgren, Hood, Hoskins, Howitt, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hyde, Iligan, Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Keay, Kernan, Kinneys, Koerner, Krieghoff, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leake, Lepape, Parker, Leyendecker, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Lowenheim, Lyford, Madan, Maguire, Martin, Maurer, McCauley, McDermott, Meltzoff, Merrick, Meyers, Michelson, Moore, Moran, Morey, Mozert, Mulford, Munson, Nickless, Nielsen, Nosek, Oakley, Pape, Parker, Parkhurst, Parrish, Paul, Paus, Pease, Philips, Plank, Pogany, Powers, Price, Pyle, Ratterman, Relyea, Ruesswig, Robinson, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Rozen, Sambrook, Sarka, Saunders, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schabelitz, Scott, Smith, Stephens, Weber, Wilson, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


As with previous "Kickstarter" titles released by The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen. 


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

GREEN HORNET OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Kevin Smith  (Author), Phil Hester  (Author), Jonathan Lau (Artist)

A daring new vision of the iconic pulp hero Green Hornet by trailblazing filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy)! When a mysterious figure brutally and publicly murders his father, frivolous playboy Britt Reid Jr. inherits the legacy and mantle of Century City's greatest protector! Aided by his father's longtime ally, Kato, and an all-new, high-kicking female sidekick, the Hornet takes to the streets on a mission of justice.

Presenting, for the first time ever, the complete comic book adaptation of Smith's unproduced Green Hornet screenplay, plus an explosive bonus storyline of the reimagined Green Hornet and Kato, courtesy of Phil Hester and series artist Jonathan Lau. High-octane action, drama, and humor, as only Kevin Smith can deliver!


Trade paperback, Full color, 336 pages, $29.99



Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES, May 1936

Contents:
PUPPET PRINCESS by Lew Merrill
MOUNTAINEERS ARE TOUGH by Mort Lansing
THE BONES OF PIZARRO by Kenneth A. Nelson
PISTOLEER'S PARADISE by Clow Mand
DEATH'S PUPPET by Ken Cooper
DIANA DAW by Clayton Maxwell
IN DEBT TO THE DEVIL by Robert Leslie Bellem
TRIANGLE BY ARRANGEMENT by E. Hoffman Price
TERROR ISLAND by Tay Philips

Pulp Sized Magazine, 130 pages, $14.95


COMET, December 1940

The first issue of this short-lived pulp.

Contents:
LORD OF THE SILENT DEATH by Robert Moore Williams
THE OVERSIGHT-- by Miles J. Breuer
BRATTON'S IDEA by Manly Wade Wellman
THE ULTIMATE IMAGE by P. Schuyler Miller
TICKETS TO PARADISE by D. L. James
EQUATION FOR TIME by R. R. Winterbotham
MOMUS' MOON by Eando Binder
PRIMAL CITY by Clark Ashton Smith
EYES THAT WATCH by Raymond Z. Gallun
IN THE EARTH'S SHADOW by John L. Chapman


Pulp Sized Magazine, 130 pages, $14.95
COMET, January 1941

The second issue of this short-lived pulp.

Contents:
THE LIGHTNING'S COURSE by John Victor Peterson
THE TWILIGHT PEOPLE by Frank Edward Arnold
THE WAY BACK by Sam Moscowitz
AND RETURN by Eando Binder
MESSAGE FROM VENUS by R. R. Winterbotham
LUNAR STATION by Harl Vincent
THE VIBRATION WASPS by Frank Belknap Long
YESTERDAY'S REVENGE by H. L. Nichols

Pulp Sized Magazine, 132 pages, $14.95

COMET, March 1941

The third issue of this short-lived pulp.

Contents:
THE IMMORTAL by Ross Rocklynne
THE STAR OF DREAMS by Jack Williamson
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REGULATOR by Arthur Cooke
DARK REALITY by Robert Moore Williams
HEADHUNTERS OF NUAMERICA by Stanton A. Coblentz
HEALING RAYS IN SPACE by J. Harvey Haggard
LIE ON THE BEAM by John Victor Peterson
COSMIC TRAGEDY by Thomas S. Gardiner
THE PLANET OF ILLUSION by Millard V. Gordon


Pulp Sized Magazine, 132 pages, $14.95









Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

RED NAILS by Robert E. Howard
 

One of the strangest stories ever written--the tale of a barbarian adventurer, a woman pirate, and a weird roofed city inhabited by the most peculiar race of men ever spawned!

VALERIA, a woman pirate forced to join a mercenary army, killed an officer and fled into the wilderness. CONAN, a Cimmerian, followed her, and caught up with her in a forest after a long pursuit.

And that was just the beginning of this great yarn.

This book contains the original text as it first appeared in Weird Tales pulp magazine as well as all of the original illustrations which accompanied this serial. This was the last Conan story written by Robert E. Howard and was published posthumously.

Hardcover with dust jacket:
6 x 9 inch
144 pages
ISBN 978-1312860254
$34.95

Hardcover with casewrap cover:
8.25 x 10.5 inch
144 pages
$24.95

Trade Paperback:
6 x 9 inch
144 pages
ISBN 978-1507698587
Imprint: Fiction House Press

$12.95

    ERBville Press   Jerry Schneider Enterprises   Pulpville Press


James Bond:SPECTRE - First Video from Bond 24 Released!

Daniel Craig is back as superspy James Bond in Spectre with the first pic of 007 in action just released along with early behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot in Austria.

Work on the Sam Mendes-directed 24th James Bond movie has been underway since December 2014 and now the production’s YouTube channel has released the first behind-the-scenes video and the first still shot from the set of Spectre.

The cast of the upcoming project also includes returning Skyfall stars Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Ralph Fiennes, as well as Bond newcomers Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott and Monica  Bellucci.

Sam Mendes is once again directing, with Skyfall writers John Logan, Neil Purvis and Rob Wade also returning.


The location depicted in the video is the Austrian Alps. The film also has stops planned for London, Rome, Mexico City, and Tangier

Spectre is due in theaters November 6, 2015.


 
KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 18!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jeremy Treece (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“It’s time to put on a SHOW!" Welcome to the KING, full of IMPOSSIBLE TRICKERY and DEMONIC DESTRUCTION and HEARTBREAKING VILLAINY and WITCH DOCTORING and GLOBAL CATASTROPHE and SMIRKING SLEIGHT-OF-HAND and DAPPER DETERMINATION! Witness MAGICAL MYSTERY by Eisner-Award Winner ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor the Mighty Avenger) and JEREMY TREECE (Marvel Zombies) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 18!
Written by Justin Gray, art by Rey Villegas, cover by Marc Laming.

The thrilling conclusion to Lone Ranger: Vindicated has it all including a Wild West Carnival, but the end comes at a cost as the Ranger and Tonto square off with the killers responsible for stealing the town's money and murdering it's most prominent citizens.Its a showdown not to be missed in the bloody town of Red River.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99







Lone Star Fury [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
James Reasoner writing as Jackson Cole

A plea for help from a woman he thought was dead brings Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield to the ghost town of Palminter. What he finds waiting for him is a storm of outlaw bullets—and an even deeper mystery that leads him to a mansion on top of a sinister mesa overlooking the Rio Grande. To survive, the legendary Lone Wolf will need his keen wits—and all his deadly gun skill!

Bestselling author James Reasoner brings his masterful storytelling talent to the iconic Western character Jim Hatfield, star of the long-running pulp magazine TEXAS RANGERS.

"Lone Star Fury" is a 7000 word novelette originally published in CLASSIC PULP FICTION STORIES nearly twenty years ago and now available again from Rough Edges Press.

Kindle Price:  $0.99 




THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Trailer #1 - Now online!

It's time for the Cold War to heat up once again as the first trailer for Guy Ritchie's big-screen reboot of 1960s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. shows spies from both sides of the Iron Curtain coming together for the good of mankind.

Henry Cavill takes on the role of Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent forced by circumstances to team with his opposite number in the KGB, Ilya Kuryakin — played by Armie Hammer — with Hugh Grant, Jared Harris and Elizabeth Debicki filling out the cast.

In addition to directing, Ritchie co-wrote the screenplay for the franchise revival with producer Lionel Wigram.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will be released on Aug. 14, 2015.



The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron
An Epic Adventure Novel in the Grandest ERB Tradition!

Now available and highly recommended!


Written in spirit by Edgar Rice Burroughs with an assist from Jake Saunders.
A completely new ERB adventure of Homeric proportions!


A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.
  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher




Mike Chomko -  January 2015 newsletter is now available!

Mike has released a list of pulp-related books for January thru March 2015

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

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

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



Moonstone Books
DOC SAVAGE: THE FRIGHTENED FISH
by Will Murray
Arriving in comic shops February 18!
Previews Exclusive!
Never published in hardcover before, and the paperback has been out of print for over 20 years!

This tale takes place near the end of Doc Savage's amazing career. The tone of the story and the characterization of the characters are consistent with the later work of Lester Dent. In "The Frightened Fish", working from story notes by Lester Dent, Will Murray presents us with 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. In the fifteen year span of Doc's career, he grew as an individual. Everyone changes and grows over time and so did Doc Savage. The plot in "The Frightened Fish" deals with no less that the possible start of World War III!

An amazing villain returns to again warp the course of history! D oc pulls the Helldiver out of mothballs for a trip across the Pacific to occupied Japan! This edition has a new introduction by the author as well!
 

Author: Will Murray
Cover: Doug Klauba
Hardcover, 6" x 9", 160 pages, $19.99



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


The Emperor - New!
The Internet Old Time Radio Show  
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master
Protection For Hire
Happy Thanksgiving

PS Publishing
H. P. Lovecraft: Weird Poems
Coming soon!


 Stephen Jones has put together the definitive volume of HPL's poetry complete with more wonderful Pete Von Sholly artwork.
The draft cover is shown below. The book is scheduled for launch at Providence's NecronomiCon in August.



PULPDOM - Now online!

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


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

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

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

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

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




PULP FACTORY AWARDS

For the first time, the voting this year is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! 
Simply fill out the ballot below and return it to Andrew Salmon (
andrewsalmon2000@yahoo.com
). 

BEST PULP NOVEL:
The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils by Chuck Miller  (Airship 27 Productions)
The Cast Away by Wayne Reinagel (Knightraven Studios)
Legion III: Kings of Oblivion by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
The Vril Agenda by Derrick Ferguson & Joshua Reynolds (Airship 27 Productions)
Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press)


BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY:
The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement Inc - David Brezski, David White, Morgan Minor, Ed. (Pro Se Press)
Pride of the Mohicans - Van Allen Plexico, Ed. (White Rocket Books)
Sgt. Janus Returns - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol 6 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions )
Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol 4 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP SHORT STORY:
"Beasts of the Bowery" by Michael Panush from El Mosaico: Hellfire (Curiosity Quills Press)
"The Fort of Skulls" by Ian Watson from Pride of the Mohicans (White Rocket Books)
"Kissing Cousins" by Ralph L. Angelo Jr. from More Blood - a Sinanju Anthology (Destroyer Books)
"The Seventh Serpent" by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
"The Strix Society"  by Joshua Reynolds from Occult Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP COVER:
Michael Kaluta, Challenger Storm – Curse of Poseidon (Airship 27 Productions )
Douglas Klauba, Domino Lady Money Shot (Moonstone Books)
Jeffrey Hayes, Gary Phillips’ Hollis PI (Pro Se Press)
Mark Williams, Legion II: Sons of Terra (White Rocket Books)
Adam Shaw, The Vril Agenda (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS:

Zachary Brunner, The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Robin Hood, Forbidden Legend (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 6 (Airship 27 Productions)
Phil Cho, Sinbad – The New Voyages Vol 4 (Airship 27 Productions)
(Fabio Listrani, Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man's Land (IDW)




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest 2015 Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, August 13

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — dealers’ room set-up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — early registration
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM — dealers’ room open for early-bird shopping

Programming
8:00 PM — Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, pulp author and the creator of DC Comics (Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson)
8:40 PM — Thrilling Detectives (John Wooley and John Locke)
9:20 PM — 75 Years of Street & Smith Comics (Anthony Tollin, Tony Isabella, and Will Murray)
10:05 PM — Saddle Up! A Look at the Western Heroes of the Thrilling Group (Ed Hulse)
10:50 PM — Pulpcraft: a counterintelligence and espionage guide to the pulp adventures of The Shadow (Tim King)
11:00PM — OUT OF MIND and PICKMAN’S MODEL (Lovecraft at the movies)

Friday, August 14

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — early registration and dealers’ room set-up
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

Programming
1:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — The Pulp Magazine Project (Nathan Madison and Patrick Belk)
7:05 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2015 (Convention chairman Jack Cullers)
7:10 PM — Play Ball: A look at the sports pulps (Michelle Nolan)
7:45 PM — Leo Margulies: The Little Giant of the Pulps (Ed Hulse, Will Murray and Philip M. Sherman)
8:40 PM — Our Guest of Honor (horror writer Chet Williamson)
9:25 PM — FarmerCon X presentation (to be determined)
10:00 PM — The Call of Cthulhu: The Development of Lovecraft’s Mythos (John Haefele, Don Herron, Tom Krabacher, Rick Lai, and Nathan Madison)
10:50 PM — Thrilling Heroes of Standards Pulps and Comics (Matt Moring, Michelle Nolan, and Garyn Roberts)
11:30 pm — THE CALL OF CTHULHU and COOL AIR (Lovecraft at the movies)

Saturday, August 15

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

Programming
1:00 PM — The Heirs of WEIRD TALES (Ron Fortier, et al)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — New Fictioneer reading (to be determined)
5:00 PM — PulpFest 2015 Group Meal at Buca di Beppo (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:10 PM — PulpFest 2015 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:40 PM — 2015 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Randy Cox)
7:55 PM — Weird Editing at “The Unique Magazine” (Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Tom Krabacher, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts)
8:45 pm — Rudolph Belarski, Pulp Artist (David Saunders)
9:30 pm — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison and Joseph Saine)
11:30 pm — THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS (Lovecraft at the Movies)

Sunday, August 16

Dealer’s Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — dealers’ room open to all while dealers pack up (buying opportunities may be limited)
 Please note that this is a preliminary schedule, subject to change.

For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.


Pulp Adventurecon
NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE PULP COLLECTORS!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 Saturday, February 21st, 10 am - 5 pm

BORDENTOWN, NJ
Ramada Inn of Bordentown
 Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm



The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south! The first annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This mildly magnificent event is in addition to the Bordentown, NJ show occurring November 7th, 2015.

Who will be attending? Only the biggest and brightest names in pulp fiction! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury, Johnston McCulley, H.P. Lovecraft! Who else? Walter Gibson (alias Maxwell Grant) and The Shadow, Lester Dent and company (i.e. Kenneth Robeson) and Doc Savage! Captain Future? Of course. The Black Mask Boys? Check.

They'll all be here because -- like its sister/brother event in the great northeast -- the exhibit room will be JAM-PACKED with pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memorabilia, classic radio comedy and drama, and tons of related paper material. Pulp Adventurecon becomes the alpha and omega of annual events, two warmly nostalgic bookends to your pulp-collecting calendar. We'll add more information to the website as the date approaches.

Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each. Scroll down past the show flyer graphic for more information about hotel and transportation.



Escape the cold weather by attending the Pulp AdventureCon in Fort Lauderdale.

In two weeks, we crack a bottle of champagne on the maiden voyage of Pulp Adventurecon in Florida!

If you're in Broward County on vacation, make plans to swing by the Universal Palms Hotel -- or tell a Florida-based pulp-collecting pal.

Such longtime pulp stalwarts as David Alexander, Heartwood Auctions, Jeffrey Shanks, Scott Hartshorn, and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson will set up shop in the vendor room.

CJ's Comics & Collectibles, located in Fort Lauderdale, will also set up with a selection of Golden Age comics, magazines, and pulpy-items.

Our friend and guest J. David Spurlock will be on-hand, with a wide selection of titles from Vanguard Productions -- including The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, which is garnering rave reviews from pulp fans and art historians alike.

 For more information, visit www.pulpadventure.com.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard
Two Hawks From Earth by Philip Jose Farmer
Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard

Pulp Den - Now online!

Viper - New!
Tom's Interview - New!
Heroes of Ancient Greece - New!
The Emperor's Gambit - New!
Pangaea: Eden's Planet Review - New!
Fading Shadows Releases & More
The Green Ghost

         Pulp Den  

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

Google Books scans of pulp magazines
Why do we read adventure fiction?
Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine


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

Pulp comics: Dynamite’s ‘Justice Inc.’ - New!
‘The Adventures of Gravedigger, Vol. 2′ - New!
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s 2014 specials
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’
‘Tales of the Shadowmen 11: Force Majeure’
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films

Pulp 2.0 Press
The Twilight Avenger
by John Wooley & Terry Tidwell

Now available!

When brilliant graduate student and football star, REECE CHAMBERS loses his fiancee’ to gangsters ruled by the mysterious CENTIPEDE, he uses science to create an avenging alter-ego… THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!

Armed with a gas gun, a blinding light, and the burning passion of vengeance, The Twilight Avenger joins forces with plucky reporter, JOAN CASEY and scientist DR. MILTON HERTH to take on machine-gunning gangsters, masked masterminds, and devilish dames. This exclusive PULP 2.0 edition restores the entire origin serial into a collectible graphic novel format. Thrill to the 1930′s nail-biting adventures of the masked mystery man who strikes terror into the hearts of criminals throughout the oil-soaked badlands!

FEATURES:
THE COMPLETE FIRST TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL!
BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURE ON THE ORIGINS OF THE TWILIGHT AVENGER!
AN EXCLUSIVE TWILIGHT AVENGER PULP TALE “THE BRIDE WORE BLOOD!”
EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN PRINT!
THE TWILIGHT AVENGER CASTING CALL!
TWILIGHT AVENGER SERIAL LOBBY CARDS!


Page Count: 118
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6.69″ x 9.61″
Language: English
Color: Black and White with Bleed



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #72
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #2 Audiobook
Crimson Doom by Robert Sidney Bowen

Read by Alan Taylor. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!


Out of Asia had come a new threat to civilization––Fire-Eyes! A mysterious tyrant, absolute commander of the air, land and sea forces a trembling world called the Black Invaders, he called himself the Emperor of the World. And Fire-Eyes had earned that terrible title.

The first to fall had been the Asian continent itself. Europe crumbled next before the onslaught of the merciless Black Invaders. Now they had seized control of Canada, and were poised to strike south––south into the heart of the United States of America!

Against Fire-Eyes and his chief pilot, the Black Hawk, stood the men of the United States Air Force. And none was more capable than Captain Dusty Ayres and his resourceful wingmen, Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton. Flying planes more advanced than anything in the sky, the men of High Speed Group #7 were the flashing tip of the spear against the encroaching Black legions.

This was the premise of Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds, Popular Publications’ short-lived foray into futuristic air-war. The prolific Robert Sydney Bowen told the story of the Second World War as he envisioned it in the years 1934 and ’35. A practitioner of the “Yammering Guns” school of pulp aviation fiction, Bowen created the series in response to Robert J. Hogan’s immensely successful G-8 and His Battle Aces, but set his stories a decade into the future instead in retelling the sky skirmishes of World War I.

The result was a twelve-part saga in which every issue told another stand-alone installment of Dusty Ayres’ ferocious fight against the Black Invaders of Fire-Eyes. And for the back of the magazine, Bowen penned additional short stories depicting other theaters of conflict in this desperate last-ditch effort to preserve America and human civilization from the remorseless enemy.

In the second stirring installment, Crimson Doom, Dusty is once more pitted against the seemingly unkillable enemy pilot known as the Black Hawk, as the son of the President of the United States is taken hostage in a cruel effort to break the will of the U.S.A. But the forces of Fire-Eyes reckoned without the skill and daring of Dusty Ayres, who takes to the sky to rescue this all-important pawn, and hurl back the encroaching armies of the Black Invaders.

Crimson Doom is read by Alan Taylor, along with three extra stories of Battle Birds versus Black Invaders, “The Floating Phantom”, “The Silver Caterpillar” and “The Death Bomber.”

6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #73
Thibaut Corday of the Foreign Legion #1 Audiobook
The Death Watch by Theodore Roscoe

Read by Roy Worley. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

“Be there a man with soul so dead that it didn’t tingle a trifle when his ears heard mention of the Foreign Legion of France! La Legion Etrangere! The Hell Battalion! The Army of the Damned! The Stepsons of Madam Republic! The sun-bitten, war-smitten corps that has carried the Tricolor from Casablanca to Hanoi, Dahomey to Somaliland, the English Channel to Madagascar. The outfit known to French regulars as ‘cavalry on foot’ because it can march so fast and far. The Legion!”
—Theodore Roscoe



Stories of the French Foreign Legion were a staple of the great pulp magazines of the 20th Century. The ingredients of high adventure were embedded in the unique situation of fighting men from all around the world, fleeing from the law, broken hearts or other nameless tragedies, banded together in exotic foreign lands in service to French national interests. In an earlier era, these infamous soldiers of misfortune were a symbol of romantic glory.

P. C. Wren’s oft-filmed Beau Geste was the most celebrated French Foreign Legion novel ever penned, but when it came to short stories and novelettes, Theodore Roscoe was the prince of the genre. His battle-seasoned Legionnaire, Old Thibaut Corday, has also stood the test of time, thanks to the author’s immensely imaginative storytelling skills––and the fact that he wrote about people and places he knew because he visited them.

The series ran in the pages of Argosy between 1929-39. Corday is a retired fighting man dwelling in Algiers, who spins tales of his soldiering days for any who will listen. Dubbed the “Bearded Scheherazade of the Legion,” Corday recounts, not dusty yarns of outpost forts in distant deserts, but strange stories that defy rational explanation. Defy––not for deny. For no matter how wild the tale, no matter how much the canny old Legionnaire seems to be stretching the truth, there is always a satisfying solution.

For what we hope to be the first of many audiobooks centering about this colorful character, we present Thibaut Corday’s debut story, “Better Than Bullets,” as well as “The Dance of the Seven Veils,” “An Eye for an Eye,” and the absorbing novelette, “The Death March.” They comprise a stirring introduction to this immortal character and his fellow soldiers of misfortune, Yankee Bill the Elephant and Christianity Jensen the Dane. If you think the exploits of the French Foreign Legion is old stuff, Theodore Roscoe will show you how great tales are told––if you will only lend an ear to Old Thibaut Corday as he weaves yet another eye-popping yarn of his youth....

Thibaut Corday is the perfect protagonist for audiobooks! Read with appropriate aplomb by Roy Worley.

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
  Now available!

 
"Paul Wilson and Tracy Carbone have penned a winner. The suspense is razor sharp and the characters masterfully drawn. Paul Wilson is at the top of the game, and Tracy Carbone is a welcome addition to the genre. You'll love The Proteus Cure." – Michael Palmer, NY Times best selling author of Political Suicide


In medical ethics, the line between right and wrong is often blurred. Who is to decide what is for the good of humanity?

Changing the world. One person at a time…

That is the mission statement of Tethys Hospital, run by Dr. Bill Gilchrist and his deformed sister, Abra. VG723, their revolutionary stem-cell-based therapy, appears to be capable of doing just that for the cancer patients who come to Tethys. VG723 is often their last hope. But if they match the protocol, they're virtually guaranteed a cure.

Dr. Sheila Takamura, a young, dedicated oncologist, is proud to be involved in the clinical trials. Once the FDA approves it for widespread use, VG723 will revolutionize cancer therapy. That is why she's alarmed when former patients return with bizarre syndromes. Yes, they're cancer free, but they're experiencing dramatic changes in their hair and skin and general appearance. When she investigates a possible link to the protocol, those patients start dying. As the body count grows, Sheila finds her own life in danger. She comes to suspect there might be a literal meaning behind the Tethys motto – but can she learn the truth in time to save herself and millions of others?
 
Read by Nick Santa Maria with hard-driving intensity.
 
"Wilson is one of the masters of the medical thriller." – Larry King
 
11 hours - $21.99 Download / $43.98 Audio CDs




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

Battle Birds #54: The Last Dogfight
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. In early 1940, Battle Birds reappeared on the newsstands. But now the focus of the stories was on the conflict that would soon be known as World War II. This resurrected Battle Birds lasted for 26 issues until May 1944. And now Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dare-Devil Aces #18: The Midnight Ace
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Fighting Aces #12: Aces Can't Go Home
Fighting Aces was the youngest in the line of Popular Publications aviation pulps. It was strictly a product of World War II. The inaugural issue was published with a March 1940 date on the cover, as the world war was raging through Europe. After D-Day and the war began winding down, the pulp was closed down as well. After twenty-seven issues, the July 1944 magazine was the last one published. But during those glorious twenty-seven issues, American doughboys fought alongside the French, English, Australian and Canadian Allies in battle after aerial battle... pitting their skill against the Nazi scum. Fighter planes burst into flame and spiral to earth in these WWII tales of soaring action. Fighting Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Sports Novels: "Backcourt Badman" by Ray P. Shotwell
Sports thrills, ripped from the burning pages of one of the all-time great sports magazines of the 1930s, Sports Novels! Magazines containing sports fiction were one of the staples of the pulp magazines, becoming popular in the early 1920s and by the mid-1930s there were over two dozen titles on the newsstands. In early 1937, Popular Publications decided to enter the lucrative field of the sports fiction magazines. The April-May 1937 issue of Sports Novels hit the newsstands in late March, featuring an eye-catching baseball cover. For the next fifteen years, each issue featured stories of football, boxing, baseball, hockey, track, basketball, tennis and hockey. Nearly every sport imaginable was represented in the long-running magazine. It continued publishing for a total of eighty-five issues until the April 1952 issue, when pulp magazines were in their waning days. Vintage Sports Novels are now being reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.


Seven Horror Stories 99 cent eBook Singles
Each 99 cent eBook Single contains a single short story, one of the many tales selected from the pages of Horror Stories. These short stories are not included in any of our other eBooks. Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.

Book 1       Book 2      Book 3      Book 4      Book 5      Book 6    Book 7


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







RED SONJA #100 - Arriving in comic shops February 18!
(Writers) Gail Simone, Roy Thomas, Luke Lieberman, Eric Trautmann, Michael Avon Oeming
(Artists) Sergio Davila, Pablo Marcos, Dave Acosta, Taki Soma, Noah Salonga
(Covers) Ed Benes, Robert Hack, Andrew Pepoy, Ken Haeser


Who knows how to celebrate ten years of Dynamite publishing better than the She-Devil with a Sword herself, RED SONJA? And she’s invited some serious barbarian bards to help! Past and present Sonja scribes GAIL SIMONE (current monthly writer), LUKE LIEBERMAN (the man behind Queen Sonja), MIKE OEMING (the first scribe of Red Sonja’s tenure at Dynamite), ERIC TRAUTMANN (who swept Sonja across the many Hyborian kingdoms), and ROY THOMAS (the man who started it all) pair up with beloved artists for this phenomenal five-story, supersized anthology, celebrating Red Sonja and her many roles and sojourns throughout the Hyborian Age!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 18




Robert E. Howard's CONAN - Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of - Coming in August!

Modiphius Entertainment announces the definitive sword & sorcery roleplaying game, planned for launch August 2015
 
KNOW, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of....
 
Modiphius is proud to announce a licensing deal with Conan Properties to publish Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of. This is CONAN roleplaying as Robert E. Howard wrote it – savage pulp adventure battling ancient horrors in the Hyborian Age! We plan to bring the game right back to its roots, focusing on the original stories by Robert E. Howard.
 
Modiphius has scored a leading team of Hyborian Age scribes to chronicle these adventures including Timothy Brown (designer of the Dark Sun setting for Dungeons & Dragons), award-winning Robert E. Howard scholar and essayist Jeffrey Shanks (Conan Meets the Academy, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction, The Dark Man: The Journal of REH Studies, Zombies from the Pulps!), Jason Durall (Basic Roleplaying, Serenity, The Laundry), Chris Lites (Paizo, Savage Worlds, Omni, Slate), and many more to be announced.
 
Players and GM’s alike will feel the might of the 2d20 game system, the cinematic roleplaying rules devised by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the Empire) for Mutant Chronicles, and sharpened up for intense sword and sorcery action. The 2d20 system lets players experience the true pulp adventure of the CONAN stories.
 
Howard expert Jeffrey Shanks will approve all content, ensuring it remains true to the spirit of the source material and brings the Hyborian Age to life. World-famous CONAN artist Sanjulian (Conan Ace Paperbacks, Vampirella, Eerie, Creepy) has been commissioned, as well as Carl Critchlow (Batman/Judge Dredd, Anderson: Psi Division). Joining them are other CONAN greats such as Mark Schultz (The Coming of Conan, Xenozoic Tales, Prince Valiant), Tim Truman (Dark Horse Conan, Grimjack, Jonah Hex), Phroilan Gardner (Age of Conan, World of Warcraft), Alex Horley (Blizzard, Heavy Metal, Magic: The Gathering) and many more.
 
Modiphius is working with other Conan Properties licensing partners including Monolith Board Games, creator of the hit CONAN boardgame which has surpassed $2 million on Kickstarter, and Funcom, creator of the long-running, free-to-play, MMO Age of Conan. Modiphius plans some select supplements including missions designed for the Monolith boardgame, as well as floorplan tile sets allowing you to use Conan miniatures in your roleplaying adventures!
 
Modiphius is already working on the roleplaying corebook for Robert E. Howard’s CONAN Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of to be released this Fall. A Kickstarter is planned for the summer to fund a larger range of roleplaying supplements, campaigns, and accessories to follow the core book.
 
Ho, Dog Brothers! (and Sisters) Don your mail, hone your blade, and pray to whatever fickle gods might listen. Harken to the sound of clanging steel, cries of battle, and death curses spat from bloody, frothing lips!

Tread the jeweled thrones of the earth at www.modiphius.com/conan or die in towers of spider-haunted mystery. Crom cares not!




Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
FISTS OF IRON Round 4
Pre-orders coming soon....!












The Saint: The Complete Series - Coming May 26!
Featuring Roger Moore as The Saint

The Saint - The Complete Series 33-DVD set will come with extras such as Introductions on Select Episodes, Audio Commentary on Select Episodes, and an Interview with Sir Roger Moore.

Price is $199.98 SRP, but you can pre-order it from either Amazon.com or from the Shout! Factory online store (see links below) at a discount.
If you pre-order it from the Shout! store, they will ship it 4 weeks early.


When sinners strike, call on THE SAINT!

Modern-day Robin Hood. Wealthy man of mystery. Debonair rogue. Call Simon Templar what you will, but never cross THE SAINT. A timeless figure of adventure since his creation by Leslie Charteris in 1928, The Saint has thrilled adventure aficionados with his exploits in a variety of media, including novels, movies, and radio—but nowhere was the dashing Mr. Templar more indelibly realized than in his 1960s television series, presented here in one outstanding collection: The Saint- The Complete Series.

Starring the perfectly-cast Roger Moore as Simon Templar, The Saint was a benchmark in the lifespan of the character, and a stepping stone to Moore taking on the role of an even more well-known man of action later in his career. Featuring thrilling acts of derring-do, beautiful places (and people), and a sly wit, this complete set of all 118 episodes of The Saint are a heavenly addition to your collection.

With guest star appearances by Oliver Reed (Tommy, Gladiator), Academy Award-winning actress Julie Christie (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), Donald Sutherland (The Dirty Dozen), Edward Woodward (TV's "The Equalizer"), a bevy of Bondian beauties (Goldfinger's Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton, as well as Lois "Miss Moneypenny" Maxwell), and many more.

Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, it's time to say "Halo!" to The Saint.

Bonus Features
Audio Commentary on Select Episodes
Behind the Scenes with Sir Roger Moore as Director


DISCS: 33
RUN-TIME: 5,660 min
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1
COLOR: Color/Black & White
LANGUAGE: English
REGION 1
RATING: NR
PRODUCTION DATE: 1962-1969
CLOSED-CAPTION: No
SUBTITLES: None



The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Mother Goose Murders - New!
Death Stalks the U.N. - New!
The Plot Master
The Crime Cult
The Ghost Makers
The Broken Napoleons

THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE OMNIBUS HC
DIRECT MARKET EXCLUSIVE SIGNED BY MATT WAGNER
Arriving in comic shops February 18!

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

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

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


Hardcover, 7x10, 304 pages, Full Color, $39.99




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

Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Three
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Two
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part One
The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights
Lee Brown Coye and The Blair Witch Project
Weird Tales Books

ZORRO OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Coming in July!
by Matt Wagner (Author, Artist), Francesco Francavilla (Artist), Cezar Razek (Artist)

Collected for the first time ever in its entirety is the critically-acclaimed Zorro series by Eisner-Award-Winner Matt Wagner (Grendel, Batman: Faces), including The Fox's very own origin story, based on the best-selling novel by Isabel Allende. At last, find out how and why Don Diego de la Vega chose to don the black mask and sombrero and make his very first infamous mark of the "Z"! Meanwhile, love is in bloom for our hero as he continues his one-man war against all of the oppression and tyranny in the land! But, will a fiendish plot to bring down the Fox and his lady love succeed in stopping his quest before he finds success? Then, El Zorro faces a band of merciless pirates as the line continues to blur between the masked avenger and his alter-ego, Diego! - With art by Eisner-Award-Winner Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie) and Cesar Rezak (Battlestar Galactica).

Trade paperback, Full color, 544 pages, $29.99









06 February 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

February 6, 2015
February 13, 2015
JUPITER ASCENDING
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
March 6, 2015   
CHAPPIE
April 10, 2015
EX MACHINA
May 1, 2015
May 15, 2015
May 22, 2015
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
TOMORROWLAND
June 12, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

March 4, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

PROMETHEUS 2
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE


May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
THE MUMMY
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2
UNTITLED NEXT BOURNE CHAPTER
PLANET OF THE APES 3
November 11, 2016
SINISTER SIX
December 16, 2016
December TBA, 2016

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2


March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND

2015 Pulp Shows

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

19th Annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10am to 4pm!
Canada's premier pulp event!

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

From 10am to 4pm, located at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library,
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lower level (just east of Spadina)


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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there.



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

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

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

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

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

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


NEW PULP SUNDAY

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


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

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

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




36th Annual Paperback Books Show and Sale
Sunday, March 22, 2015!


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

GLENDALE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1401 North Verdugo Rd
 Gendale, CA 91208
Admission - $5
Free Parking





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

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

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


Adventure House
Now Open for Bidding!

Auction #46 - Lots of great Pulps

Adventure House Auction #46 now open.
Why not start out with a bang.  A new year...a new auction...filled with some of the best books we could find.

PLANET STORIES W/49 - VG-FN
DAN TURNER HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE - Reprint - FN
CAPTAIN COMBAT 08/40 - G
BILL BARNES AIR ADVENTURER 09/34 - VG
BATTLE STORIES 02/32 - G-VG
SHADOW ANNUAL 1947 - FA-G
POPULAR MAGAZINE 12/07/28 - VG
SKY BIRDS 10/31 - VG
PLANET STORIES 11/50 - FN
CONFLICT SUMMER/33 - G-VG
DARE-DEVIL ACES 03/34 - VG
DANGER TRAIL 10/27 - G-VG
FAR EAST ADVENTURE STORIES 01/31 - VG
ADVENTURE NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES 07/37 - VG-FN
HERITAGE OF THE FLAMING GOD 05/99 - VF
THE LAND OF FROUD 09/77 - VF
ASTOUNDING STORIES [S&S Run of 69 issues]
TROPICAL ADVENTURES 05/28 - VG

These which total 211 lots of fine quality material.  Most in VG and better condition. 



Adventure House
 

Age of Aces Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!




A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as "The Phantom Ace of G-2" by the Allies during WWI. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the one-time "lightning-change" Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your entertainment ... two strange operators head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 476pp | ISBN:978-1937590024




Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!
 
This exciting second volume of the collected adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J. Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations yet in a rematch for the ages. From the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from 1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after graduating from St. Lawrence University was riding range for several ranches on the west slope of the Rockies. After that he tried amateur boxing and playing piano for silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather goods, designed planes, and taught flying.

Stories include:
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February 1934
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March 1934
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
 "The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May 1934
 “Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
 “The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, October 1934
 “Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 “Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
 “The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1935
 “Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
 “The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935


 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-03-1




Altus Press
Coming soon!  

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


For 41 issues from 1934 to 1939, SECRET AGENT "X" battled the forces of evil in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, for the first time... the complete pulp series is being reprinted in nine deluxe omnibus editions!
The text has been reset and all the original interior illustrations have been remastered.
This volume contains the next five stories, by G.T. Fleming-Roberts:
"The Doom Director," "Horror's Handclasp," "City of Madness," "Death's Frozen Formula" and "The Murder Brain."
This is THE Secret Agent "X" reprint series to own!
 

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 92: "Murder House" & "Death in the Crystal"
Lamont Cranston takes center stage in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the peace and quiet of a countryside give way to criminal warfare as The Shadow stalks the hidden mastermind of the "Murder House." Then, in "Death in the Crystal," Margo Lane's visit to the Tibetan fakir Mahatma Xanadu sets The Shadow on the trail of strange crime that leads to a criminal mastermind discovering The Shadow's secret identity as Lamont Cranston. BONUS: a classic Shadow adventure from the Golden Age of Radio by science fiction grandmaster Alfred Bester! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-168-4 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping this month!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot"
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with the classic color pulp cover by Robert G. Harris, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-166-0 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping this month!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 80: "Mad Eyes" & "Death is a Round Black Spot" — JAMES BAMA Variant Edition
The greatest superhero of the pulp era returns in two-fisted thrillers by Lawrence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc Savage is framed by a bronze lookalike as nightmarish reptilian creatures fill the air and Earth is threatened with environmental disaster in "Mad Eyes." Then, Patricia Savage blunders into a death trap after she intercepts a message for Doc, and the only clue to her disappearance suggests "Death is a Round Black Spot." This deluxe pulp reprint leads off with a knockout cover painting by legendary illustrator James Bama and also features both color pulp covers, original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-167-7 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and shipping this month!

THE SHADOW Volume 93: "Brothers of Doom" & "The Three Brothers"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?" The Knight of Darkness returns in two searing mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the Knight of Darkness and his agents meet the challenge of an evil foursome who have made a deadly compact as "Brothers of Doom" Then, The Shadow investigates "The Three Brothers" to discover which is the evil mastermind behind a series of enigmatic murders! BONUS: The illustrated origin of "Iron Munro, the Astounding Man" by Otto Binder and E. C. Stoner from the rare first issue of SHADOW COMICS! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-170-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Derrick Ferguson talks Dillon and lots more.
Premier writer Derrick Ferguson comes on the show to talk about his adventure hero Dillon and lots of other things!  He lets usknow what is coming and gives some exclusive revelations.  Join us for a rollicking interview!


Past episodes:
Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Sherlock Holmes Fight Card Book 2: "Blood to the Bone" with author Andrew Salmon and publisher Paul Bishop
Doug Hawk talks about his series, "The Black Claw"
Michael Vance - "Young Nemo and the Black Knights"
Jay Ryan - The Big Book of Bronze 6
I. A. Watson on Sir Mumfrey Wilton, Trans -Dimentional Transport, and all that!


At the Earth's Core [Blu-ray] - Now available!

They're in it Deep now! Murderous monsters, scantily clad prehistoric playmates and telepathic pterodactyls inhabit the center of our world in this colorful fantasy-adventure about a manned "drill-craft" boring its way to the center of the Earth! Starring sci-fi superstars Doug McClure (The Land That Time Forgot), Peter Cushing (Nothing But the Night) and Caroline Munro (Maniac), this subterranean chiller is the most endearingly whimsical entertainment on - or under - the planet's surface! There's more than lava at the Earth's core. There's also Pellucidar: an underground empire where gargantuan pterodactyls torture and enslave all humanoids - including the lovely Dia (Munro). But all that could change when a surface-dwelling scientist (Cushing) and an American businessman (McClure) drive their powerful "Iron Mole" straight into Pellucidar... stirring up a great deal more than dirt, rocks and lava! Wonderfully directed by sci-fi specialist, Kevin Connor (The People That Time Forgot).

Actors: Doug McClure
Directors: Kevin Connor
Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Kino Lorber
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2015
Run Time: 89 minutes




Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE PHILOSOPHICAL VOYAGER
IN A LAND UNKNOWN TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH

by Monsieur de Listonai
adapted by Brian Stableford

              
This elaborate French utopia, written by Monsieur de Listonai (pseudonym of Daniel Jost Villeneuve) and published in 1761, describes the journey of an inhabitant of the Earth to the hidden face of the Moon which is reached via a flying space galley, complete with pilot, navigator and crew. There, he meets the Selenite Arzame who takes him to the fortified city of Selenopolis, a perfect square built according to symmetry and universal philosophical principles, whose citizens always behave with intelligent discernment and view the universe in ways that are radically different than those expressed by the people of Earth.

The Philosophical Voyager is the most spectacular early attempt to put narrative flesh on the idea of progress as it was understood in the Enlightenment Era, and it remained the boldest and most wide-reaching work of its kind for at least half a century.


US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 356 pages 

Balzac's Cane
by Delphine de Girardin
adapted by Brian Stableford

            
Delphine de Girardin (1804-1855) was the daughter of famous writer and playwright Sophie Gay (1776-1852). She began writing at an early age, publishing two books of poems in 1824 and 1824, and a popular collection of children's stories in 1833. She later married writer-journalist Emile de Girardin (1802-1881) and became an important figure in the Romantic Movement.

This book collects two of her best Romantic fantasies: The Lorgnon (1831), about a pair of glasses that enables their wearer to read thoughts, and Balzac's Cane (1836), in which the famous author allows a young man down on is luck to borrow the eponymous object, which confers upon its owner the gift of invisibility.

These two stories remain highly readable today, all the more so if one can discover them with an awareness of their ground-breaking qualities.


US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 324 pages 

THE CLONE REBELLION
by P.J. Hérault
adapted by Michael Shreve

For centuries, the Great Federation of Sirius has been at war with the Vegian Confederacy. However, the millions of soldiers dying on the stellar battlefields are not men, but armies of clones genetically engineered to be starship troopers. One day, one of them, Coordinator Jivane Perich, becomes aware of this monstrous injustice and, on the eve of the most formidable battle of this forever war, decides to lead a Clone Rebellion...

P.J. Hérault is a grandmaster of French science fiction who has been favorably compared by genre scholars and critics to such figures as Robert Heinlein, David Weber and Peter F. Hamilton. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Cyrano life achievement award.

If there is a common thread in Hérault's works, it is the futility of armed conflict and their author's deep aversion to violence. Ironically, while many of his heroes are former military, they never hesitate to take the measures necessary to survive and achieve peace and justice, as is the case with The Clone Rebellion, published in 2005.

      
US $24.95 / GBP £16.99
5x8 trade paperback, 364 pages 



Black Dog Books
New titles now available!


THE TREASON TRUST
The Lost Craig Kennedy Stories by Arthur B. Reeve

 
With an introduction by J. Randolph Cox.
 
Before CSI, there was Craig Kennedy, the most famous "scientific detective" of all time.
 
Follow Kennedy, known as "the American Sherlock Holmes," as he unravels a web of dope, kidnapping and white slavery in "The Abduction Club," deciphers the case of "The Stolen War Secret," and battles espionage, duplicity and treachery while helping to protect the American home front in "The Treason Trust," "The Film Murder," "The Star-Shell" and "The Love Game."
 
Extremely popular when written, this is the first book appearance of these novellas and short stories in their original form since their initial publications.


Trade paperback / 260 pages / Price: $14.95 US

WOMEN ARE THAT WAY by David H. Keller, MD
 
With an introduction by Gene Christie.
 
Descend into a world of depravity and glimpse into the most bizarre tales imaginable, showcasing Keller as a master of psychological horror.
 • Who would kidnap thirty-three pathetic microcephalons-and for what perverse goal?
 • Is the ancient axe truly cursed? Will its new owner be forced to re-enact a tragic past?
 • What strange magic allows the beautiful showgirl to maintain her youth and beauty for decades for a lustful audience?
 • Why did Johnson falsely report to police that he had brutally murdered his spouse?
 • What final inconvenience did the ungrateful husband cause for his domineering wife?


Trade paperback / 167 pages / Price: $14.95 US




Black Dog Books
Post Holiday Sale 2014!
For a limited time we have bundled together many of our most popular titles into Sale Packs for the holiday season.


Take advantage of the unbelievable prices, ranging from 25 to 40% off!

PICK 2, YOUR CHOICE
Pick any two titles normally priced at $19.95 each and pay only $30. A savings of 25%
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The Best of Adventure 2-Pack
Volume 1 and Volume 2-Our popular anthology series of works from the early years of Adventure magazine. Due to popular demand this sale is being offered again. Normally priced at $70 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $44.95. A savings of almost 40%!
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A super-science epic . . . ahead of its time."—Sam Moskowitz

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Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Sampler
 Now available!

The majority of people who visit this site are already familiar with Blood ‘n’ Thunder, the flagship publication of Murania Press. A good many are subscribers; some have been supporting the magazine since it was launched in 2002. But my little corner of cyberspace also receives a fair number of visitors who, while having a genuine interest in the subjects BnT covers, have never seen an issue. These include, for example, fans of vintage movies, who have purchased such Murania Press books as Cliffhanger Classics, Western Movie Roundup, and Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders. Occasionally, when selling my wares at shows that cater to film buffs, those folks will casually flip through an issue and say, “Well, this looks interesting. I’ll have to try one some time.”
 
It’s primarily for such people that I’ve just put together The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Sampler, which reprints material from issues 24 through 29 as it originally appeared in the magazine’s pages. I could have produced a third volume of The Best of Blood ‘n’ Thunder, but the first two don’t accurately represent BnT in that they are smaller in size, with reset type and only a tiny sampling of the illustrations that grace each number. Quite frankly, I’m trying to appeal to potential subscribers and believe I’ll have better luck with a compilation replicating the actual pages of popular articles from the recent past.
 
I’ve deliberately chosen for the Sampler a number of articles whose subjects are such readily familiar characters as Zorro, Tarzan, The Shadow, Hopalong Cassidy, and The Green Hornet. Those pieces — some of BnT’s best, in my opinion — should prove attractive to readers who might be less enthusiastic about, say, my 22,000-word survey of The Popular Magazine, which is also reprinted in the Sampler. And I’m betting some folks who purchase issues sporadically will be delighted to buy for $19.95 (postage included) a jumbo-sized BnT containing the best material from six back issues that cost $11.95 each.
 
If you’re among those who’ve thought about trying BnT for a long time without ever “pulling the trigger,” take a chance on the Sampler and see what you’ve been missing. I’m pretty sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press

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

Birthday Boy: Elmo Lincoln - New!
Birthday Boy: Clarence E. Mulford - New!
Birthday Boy: Johnston McCulley - New!
Flashback Friday: 1998 Pulpcon
Birthday Boy: Philip José Farmer
Viva THRILLING WONDER STORIES!
Happy Birthday, Two-Gun Bob!
Windy City 2015 Film Program


Bold Venture Press
PULP ADVENTURES #16
Now available!


Featuring the works of Arthur J. Burks, Johnston McCulley, Charles E. Fritch, and L. H. Hayum.

Reprinted together, back-to-back, in this issue Arthur J. Burks' earth-shaking science-fiction thriller "Survival" and "Exodus" -- two stories recounting a future America's flight into subterranean chambers to escape an invasion of Mongol invaders -- and their triumphant return to reclaim the surface world as their own!

"Thubway Tham's Four Queens" by Johnston McCulley -- Detective Craddock has his suspicions, but the notorious pickpocket known as Thubway Tham considered himself a guest of honor at a high-stakes poker game.

"The Watcher" by Charles E. Fritch -- He awaited his destiny, watching the stars for a sign from afar ...

"63,571" by L. L. Hayum -- She was slaving over a hot griddle when someone offered her a ride in a fancy new car. Why not?

Original pulp illustrations, plus new illustrations by Ed Coutts. Classic cover by Norman Saunders, courtesy of the artist's estate.


130 pages, $12.95




CONAN / RED SONJA #2 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 11!
Gail Simone (Writer), Jim Zub (Writer), Dan Panosian (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

Conan and Red Sonja unite to stop a sorcerer-priest from creating a new age in Hyborian warfare! Exposed to a deadly toxin, barbarian and she-devil race against time to save themselves!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale February 11





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

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



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

Forgotten Books: THE LINKS -and- "The Murdered Mummy" by Robert Leslie Bellem - New!
Comic Gallery: Johnny Craig on CRIME PATROL (1949-50) - New!
Pulp Gallery: DOC SAVAGE (1935) - New!
Comic Gallery: AUTHENTIC POLICE CASES (1948) - New!
Pulp Gallery: Belarski on THRILLING ADVENTURES (1936)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1938)
SHADOW COMICS 46, 47 & 48 (1945)  
Pulp Gallery: Belarski on ACES (1931)  


The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions!

Interviews with Phyllis Galde (Fate magazine), Gordon Van Gelder (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and Matthew Turcotte (Archie digest collector); articles on Galaxy Science Fiction, the girlie digests of Myron Fass, The Big Story, protective sleeves for digests; fiction by Lesann Berry, Richard Krauss and Joe Wehrle, Jr.; reviews of Fate #725, Fate trading cards, Paperback Parade #85 and Coronet June 1950; and Rob Imes’ In Defense of Digests.

Contributors: Lesann Berry, Tom Brinkmann, David Burnette, Rob Imes, Charlie Jacobs, Larry Johnson, Richard Krauss, Michael Neno, Rudolph Schmidt, Matthew Turcotte, Bob Vojtko, Joe Wehrle, Jr. and D. Blake Werts.

Contents:
Interviews:
Phyllis Galde, Editor and Publisher of Fate magazine
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor and Publisher of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Matthew Turcotte, Archie Digest Library collector

Articles:
Digest 911: Protective Sleeves by D. Blake Werts
Galaxy Science Fiction: The H.L. Gold Years by Larry Johnson
In Defense of Digests by Rob Imes
The Big Story by Charlie Jacobs
Myron Fass, Foto-rama & His Other Digests by Tom Brinkmann

Reviews:
Fate #725 by Rudolph Schmidt
Coronet June 1950 by David Burnette
Fate Trading Cards by Rudolph Schmidt
Paperback Parade #85 by Rudolph Schmidt

Fiction:
A Darker Night by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
The Presidential Collection by Lesann Berry
A Foul Breath of Fresh Air by Richard Krauss

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover)
Michael Neno
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Paperback: 116 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Print Edition: $5.99
Kindle Edition:
$1.99




DOC SAVAGE OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops February 11!

Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze - raised from the cradle to be the pinnacle of mental and physical perfection, a true Renaissance Man of the Atomic Age! Accompanied by a hand-picked team of highly-specialized men and women, Clark Savage, Jr. travels the world, using science and sinews to right wrongs, aid the oppressed, and advance human civilization. But is the world ready to be saved? Developing treatments to prolong human life by decades, medically altering the behavior of criminals, and building a synchronized network to link all humanity... these are the advancements that Doc Savage's grand vision promises for Earth. And so, too, are they the targets of megalomaniacs, cultists, and power brokers the whole world over!

The legendary man of action is back, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment's massive Doc Savage Omnibus, a complete collection of the eight-issue maxi-series by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Masks) and Bilquis Evely (The Shadow).

As a bonus, the omnibus includes a world-trotting solo adventure of Doc Savage against the subversive Science Society, originally presented in the Doc Savage 2014 Annual by Shannon Eric Denton (Graveslinger) and Roberto Castro (Spider-Man), as well as a cover gallery featuring the talents of Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) and John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers).


Trade paperback, 240 pages, $29.99, On sale February 11




Dum-Dum 2015
 August 20 - 23, 2015 

Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413


“Tarzan”, “John Carter” (Warlord of Mars) and members of Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) family, along with  ERB comic strip writers & artists, authors of ERB related books;
and Burroughs Bibliophiles are all coming to Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, CT – August 20-23, 2015 – to celebrate Burroughs’ genius. 



A movie marathon
Panel discussions
A Tarzan yell competition (judged by members of ERB’s family)
A video tribute to the late Denny Miller
An auction of ERB memorabilia
Vendors galore will all be there. 
And the public is invited – for free!

The public may also dine at the banquet, at the Clinton Country Club -- for the same fee as the Bibliophiles.
There, the guest of honor and banquet speaker will be Tony Award winner & theatrical animal trainer Bill Berloni
talking about training animals for performance and the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award will be given, posthumously, to Denny Miller.



Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor will be Bill Berloni

Our 2015 Dum Dum Banquet Speaker/Guest of Honor, will be Bill Berloni, who recently trainied Bowdie, a Poodle Mix, to play the part of Nana in the beloved musical “Peter Pan”, which aired, live, on NBC on December 4th. Another of his trainees is in the new “Annie” movie, which opened just before Christmas. Additionally, he has two dogs (one is the understudy) in the current National Tour of “Annie” – as well as critters in other theatrical productions, both domestically and abroad (Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” in Paris, France).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bill Berloni, let me introduce him to you:

In the summer of 1976, Bill was a 19-year-old apprentice at the Goodspeed Opera House when a producer offered him his big break: a chance to act professionally and gain his Equity Card. In return, all Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of "Annie".

What Bill didn’t know was that this was a bigger challenge than it seemed. Animal performances in movies or television can be stitched together using different takes, different camera angles, even different animals. To perform in a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of the audience and respond to the same cues the same way night-after-night, just like his human counterparts. It had never been done before.

Bill found his dog at a local animal shelter – beginning his career-long commitment to using rescued animals. Through a combination of persistence, patience and trial-and-error, he developed his revolutionary humane training techniques – learning how to teach actor and animal alike to create a successful performance. Annie became a huge hit and Sandy became “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in more than seven years.

Since then, Bill and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theatres, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television and commercials. When their careers are over, the animals return to Bill’s Connecticut farm.

Bill is widely recognized as an expert in animal behavior and for his dedication to rescue work. In addition to his work as a trainer, Bill is currently behavior consultant to the Humane Society of New York. He has a BFA in theatre, and is a published author and actor.

http://www.theatricalanimals.com/

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller

Nancy Miller, widow of Tarzan #12, Denny Miller, who died September 9th of ALS, will be with us from August 20th forward.  At the banquet on August 22nd, she will receive the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, on behalf of Denny – and at the Dum Dum, will be vending his books and DVDs.  Additionally, a 48 minute video tribute to Denny  will be screened the night of August 21st.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Vendor & Registration Check-in and Huckster room set-up, (Green Room)
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic
Dinner on your own (see Econ. Dev. Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide)
6:30 pm, Outdoor “Beatles Forever” Concert at Vece Gazebo.(free)
     (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
75 East Main Street (weather permitting)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan”
[by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium)
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting

Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)

9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room)
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium)
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker
[by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) *
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris)
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) *
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action & animation and TV).  Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin. Panel members to be  determined.(Auditorium)
5:15 pm, Mucker Jeopardy (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on our own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting

Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB*s influence on modern Sci-Fi
                 Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin;
                 Panel members to be determined.  (Auditorium)
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide)
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition (Auditorium)
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni]
(Auditorium)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club)
> 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
> Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer
     [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now

Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession.

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

 How to get to Dum Dum 2015

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car.

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest (http://www.southwest.com/ (sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (http://www.jetblue.com; sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or L...aGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook.

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html


Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place.

ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1094.html and http://www.erbzine.com/mag10/1095.html.

Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was “born” in Clinton.
http://clintonct.org/town-history.php#yale


Where to stay
Clinton Motel
163 East Main Street, Clinton, CT
860-669-8850
(½ mile from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
(http://www.clintonmotel.net/)
A modest 15  unit  family run motel.  They have set aside 12 of the 15 rooms until May 31, 2015 for Dum Dum registrants.  After that the rooms will be released to the general population. First come.  First served.  The prices are as follows: $120 for Friday & Saturday nights combined,  for a room with 2 queens size beds.  If Thursday night as well would be an additional $62; $98 for Friday and Saturday nights combined,  for a room with two double beds. Thursday night would be an additional $62; and for a room with just one queen size bed – $89 for Friday & Saturday nights combined, with an additional $52 for Thursday night.
 


EconoLodge:
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT
860-399-7973
(6.09 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
EconoLodge has set aside 30 of their 43 rooms at a 15% discount.  These rooms & rate will be held for us until August 5th.  Each of 29 will be $81 + tax per night.   The 30th is an efficiency,  with LR, BR (with two queen size beds) and kitchen for $120 + tax per night.  
http://www.econolodge.com/hotel-old_saybrook-connecticut-CT053
 


3 Liberty B&B
3 Liberty Street
Clinton, CT
860-669-0111
http://www.3liberty.com
(.39 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
Four beautiful bedrooms.  No Dum Dum price yet.
 


Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT
860-399-5901
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
4.94 Miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
 


Hammonasset Beach State Park Campgrounds:
(544 of them + 2 miles of beach and boardwalk)
http://www.stateparks.com/hammonasset.html
(2.16 miles from Andrews Memorial Town Hall)
[camping for tents & Rvs, + a few cabins are now available]





What to do in the Clinton area

For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/); Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holems on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House (http://www.goodspeed.org) where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit 501c(3) literary society which is devoted to the study of - and promotion of  interest in - the works, fictional characters and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Burroughs is best known for his creation of “Tarzan” and of  the heroic Mars adventurer & warlord, “John Carter” -- although he produced works in other genres as well.  He has been openly acknowledged by Ray Bradbury, George Lucas and James Cameron, among others, as have greatly  influenced their work. 

Founded in 1960,  just ten years after Burroughs’ death, the Burroughs Bibliophiles sponsor an annual convention known as a “Dum Dum”.  As mentioned above, in 2015 this event will be held at Clinton, Connecticut’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23.   The Dum Dum is being organized and hosted by Peggy Adler and Harry Swaun, both of Clinton.

For more information about this Dum Dum in general, or to attend the banquet, a registration form and other info is available at www.ERBzine.com/dumdum and www.tarzan.com/meets, as well as at Dum Dum 2015’s FaceBook page, group & event. For more information about Edgar Rice Burroughs and a Bibliophile membership form go to http://www.burroughsbibliophiles.com/.

** Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dum-Dum 2015   DUM-DUM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM


Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

 
 
Fifteen strips currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder
"The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman, L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky
 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González 

 "The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot
"The Outlaw of Torn" by Thomas Simmons and Jake Bilbao





Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
Featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee


Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Crime County" from the September 1, 1940 issue of The Shadow Magazine.

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

"Mr. Sleuth, B.A." by William R. Cox from SECRET AGENT "X", December, 1938
Headquarters Detective Marty Craig didn't know what was going to happen to the force when they gave him Skeets Perryman as a homicide buddy. For Skeets had a nice new degree from college. And Skeets had to prove that you don't have to have flat feet to have a level head.
"The Devil's Playday" by Frederick C. Davis from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, August, 1941
When Dennis Dayle, playboy-adventurer, returned to his home town for a newshawk job, he plunged into the greatest adventure of all. For even before he got started as Death-Notice Dayle he had to start writing - his own obituary.
"Host to Homicide" by from Milton T. Lamb from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, December, 1947
The small-town police captain hadn't been invited to the party until it was all over - and the man who'd thrown the shindig had become a . . . Host to Homicide




Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine




  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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


November 2014
In Writings
The fifth exciting story of Don Q. - "The Duel Between Don Q. and the Dark Brothers of the Civil Guard," as it appeared in the November, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the original Stanley Wood illustrations.  Also included are translated words and an introduction by Dan Neyer.

October 2014
In Writings
After over a year of research, we are (finally!) able to begin our comprehensive overview of  author George Allan England.
It all starts with  George Allan England: A 1923 Newspaper Interview with introduction and annotations by Bob Gay.

This is followed by England's first published story written at the time he decided to become a professional writer: Sessions and the Steam-Coal, a tale of the Russo-Japanese War
Also included are an introduction and afterword by Bob Gay and the original illustrations.

In the months to come, we will be adding additional stories and articles both by, and about, England, many of which have never been reprinted since their original publication.


September 2014
In Writings
The fourth chronicle of Don Q., How Don Q.'s Sword was Drawn for the Queen, is presented in its entirety along with an introduction by Dan Neyer, instant translations of foreign words and phrases, and the the Stanley Wood illustrations.

August 2014
In Writings
A delightful story of love, murder and revenge, The Melonville Expressman by Avery Hopwood as it appeared in the January, 1910 issue of The Strand Magazine.  Also included are the original illustrations and an introduction by Bob Gay.

July 2014
In Writings
The third chronicle of Don Q., "The Ears of the Governor of Castelleno," as it appeared in the September, 1903 issue of Pearson's Magazine, including the Stanley Wood illustrations.  As an added bonus, an
introduction by Dan Neyer and all foreign or archaic words are instantly translated with a mouseover.


June 2014
In Writings
We once again turn our attention to Baroness Orczy and her first published story, "The Red Carnation" as it appeared in Everybody's Magazine in June of 1900.
 Instant translations, an introduction by Dan Neyer and the original illustrations are also included.

May 2014 
In Writings
Another tale from the Chronicles of Don Q., "How Don Q. Outwitted Don Luis," including the Stanley Wood illustrations and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Plus!
A short biography of Hesketh Prichard, "To Introduce Mr. Hesketh Prichard," that only appeared in the UK edition of Pearson's Magazine.


April 2014 
In Writings
How Kid Brady Fought For His Eyes by P. G. Wodehouse
How Kid Brady Fought for his Eyes as it appeared in Pearson's Magazine in July of 1906, including the original illustrations.  Introduction by Dan Neyer.

March 2014
In Writings
Beginning the reprinting of the first 6 adventures of the brigand chief of the Andalusian highlands, Don Q., by Kate and Hesketh Prichard as they appeared in Pearson's Magazine, including the original illustrations and biographical/background information by Dan Neyer.
The Chronicles of Don Q.
How he Treated the Parole of Gevil-Hay

February 2014
In Writings
The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason
A tale as chilling as the Polar Vortex, The Crystal Trench by A. E. W. Mason, including the original illustrations from The Strand Magazine and an introduction by Dan Neyer.
Famous (and forgotten) Fiction is a new site featuring familiar and obscure fiction along with articles, pictures and essays.  In the Writings section, we have fiction by H. C. Bailey (the first Reggie Fortune story), Carl Stephenson, Sinclair Lewis and a large selection of Kipling, including the complete Mowgli stories and "The Man Who Would Be King."  We've also added an article about Sleeman's An Account of Wolves Nurturing Children in Their Dens, that includes a complete reprinting of the work.

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

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


Fu-Manchu: The Shadow of Fu-Manchu - Coming March 3!
by Sax Rohmer


Dr Morris Craig’s transmuter weapon is so effective that whoever holds it wields power over every nation in the world, and so Dr. Fu-Manchu is desperate to gain control of it. Helped – or hindered – by his startlingly beautiful secretary, Camille Navarre, and Sir Denis Nayland Smith, Dr. Craig must prevent his weapon from falling into the hands of the Devil Doctor...

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



FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction
1926: The Birth of Modern Science Fiction
Now available in e-book PDF format!


Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction.  In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years – from 1926 to 1975.  Designed in a yearbook format, each issue of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order. 

Relive novels such as LAST AND FIRST MEN, GALACTIC PATROL, and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE all the way to more recent classics such as 1984, DUNE, and THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. 

Follow the early careers of legends such as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of “old time radio” plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Attend the major conventions such as the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939.  Read all the details, the award winners and the activities.  See photos and even video taken at some of the later conventions.  Hear about it from the people who were there.

There will even be coverage of amateur clubs and fanzines over the years, beginning with THE COMET published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago.

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more!  FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, “what if…”  Our goal at FUTURES PAST is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.


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

FUTURES PAST is available at the link below as a PDF download for $6.00, as well as a limited content review copy for FREE
In the next few months we will be pursuing production of physical editions for sale as well.


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



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

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #113 from February 1943 - $35 TERROR TALES #47 from July 1940
WEIRD TALES #115 from July 1933 - $35
Featuring Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Edmond Hamilton,
Clark Ashton Smith, Jack Wiliamson, & Seabury Quinn

       
       
        


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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#113 Secret City of Crime (February 1943)


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
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940
#45 March/ April 1940
#46 May/June 1940
#47 July 1940


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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#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
#34  July 1926
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#37 October 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

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


Girasol Collectables
Now available and recommended!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 3
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES



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

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

Due for an October 31st release!
The third volume will be DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 3 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 2 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

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






The Golden Age - Now online!

James Bama ~ Doc Savage
Frank Frazetta illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs
Roy G. Krenkel illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ed Emshwiller & Mel Hunter ~ Christmas Covers
The Shadow by Michael W. Kaluta


The Golden Age - Volume 2
This new hardcover book showcases some of the finest artworks
from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1880-1950.

Available for pre-order until February 21!

This spectacular new book picks up where our previous volume "The Golden Age" left off. Following the same format as before, this new book features even more incredible artworks from the Golden Age of illustration, circa 1880 to 1950. This time out we feature 211 artists with 218 full page reproductions of original paintings, all photographed directly from the original art. Not a text book or a history book, this new volume is a stunning PICTURE book, filled to the brim with eye-popping visuals.

As the publisher of Illustration magazine, over the years I have been able to assemble an extensive archive of scans of original paintings from every corner of illustration history. Having produced 47 issues of the magazine so far, I now recognize that some of the material in my files and on my hard drives may never find their way into the magazine at all. An artist's history may be too scattered, or the quantity of original works and tear sheets are too rare, to support the "deluxe treatment" we usually give to our subjects (20 or 30 page articles are the norm for the magazine.) Rather than allow these stunning artworks to languish in the files, I've decided to pull together the "best of the best" of these photographs into two fantastic books. The first book was funded on Kickstarter in November and will be shipping in March. With your help, this new volume will be produced for shipment in July.




ARTISTS FEATURED:
Abbey, Abbott, Abbett, Adams, Alajalov, R. L. Anderson, H. Anderson, H.N. Anderson, Armstrong, Avery, Aylward, Bacharach, Balet, Bama, Barclay, Barton, Baumhofer, Becher, Beckhoff, Belarski, Benda, Bergey, Bernard, Betts, Biggs, Blakeslee, Bolles, Bowler, Brangwyn, Bransom, Briggs, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Burd, Burns, Burrows, Cady, Carter, Chambers, Chapman, Choate, Christy, Clark, Clinedinst, Coffin, Coll, Conway, Coolidge, Cornwell, Cox, Crandell, Crockwell, Davis, De Mers, Desoto, Dixon, Dodd, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Drew, Driben, Dryden, Dulac, Dumond, Dunton, Durenceau, Eastman, Eggenhofer, Eggleston, Ekman, Elliott, Emerson, Emshwiller, Eric, Everett, Falter, Fawcett, Feind, Fischer, Fish, Fisher, Flagg, Foster, Gage, Gannam, Gaze, Georgi, Giguere, Gilbert, Gillespie, Gleason, Gleeson, Goble, Godwin, Gold, Graef, Grant, Granville-Smith, Gross, Grosvenor, Hampson, Hanson, Harper, Hastings, Heinrich, Heitland, Held, Hilbert, Higgins, Hoff, Hohlwein, Holmgren, Hood, Hoskins, Howitt, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hunter, Hyde, Iligan, Irwin, Jackson, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Keay, Kernan, Kinneys, Koerner, Krieghoff, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leake, Lepape, Parker, Leyendecker, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Lowenheim, Lyford, Madan, Maguire, Martin, Maurer, McCauley, McDermott, Meltzoff, Merrick, Meyers, Michelson, Moore, Moran, Morey, Mozert, Mulford, Munson, Nickless, Nielsen, Nosek, Oakley, Pape, Parker, Parkhurst, Parrish, Paul, Paus, Pease, Philips, Plank, Pogany, Powers, Price, Pyle, Ratterman, Relyea, Ruesswig, Robinson, Rogers, Rose, Ross, Rozen, Sambrook, Sarka, Saunders, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schabelitz, Scott, Smith, Stephens, Weber, Wilson, Wyeth, and Zuckerberg.

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

By pledging through Kickstarter you will receive a copy of the book for only $40 delivered anywhere in the U.S. (Early Birds can get the book for only $35, if you act fast!)
The retail cost of the regular unsigned edition (available after this Kickstarter campaign ends) will be $44.95 plus postage.


As with previous "Kickstarter" titles released by The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.) If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press. In other words, don't worry about funding the book for $40 and then turning around and seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26. That is not going to happen. 


Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
3rd Saturday of every month

 
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
 is a club for pulp collectors to meet in the NYC/Metro area.
It meets the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Check the website at the link below for exact time and place information.

Name:  Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
Time: 1-5 PM
Place:  
Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd Street.

Contact:  Mark Halegua at msh@pulps1st.com

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club

THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA  – Now available!
by Matthew Reilly


The all-new thriller from #1 internationally bestselling author Matthew Reilly!

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron, a writer for National Geographic and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong. Of course it can’t…

GET READY FOR ACTION ON A GIGANTIC SCALE.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
List Price: $26.00

 

Haffner Press
The Complete Ivy Frost
by Donald Wandrei

Cover Art by Raymond Swanland
Now available for pre-order!

It may come as a surprise to some that Donald Wandrei wrote more mysteries than all his horror, fantasy, and science fiction tales combined. This volume collects all eighteen adventures of Wandrei’s ratiocinative detective I.V. Frost, who is ably assisted by his beautiful and tough female assistant, Jean Moray. A scientist and inventor, Frost has his own approach to solving mysteries. Rather than following the usual hard-drinking, trench-coated style of many of his contemporaries, Frost’s strategy was to mix the logic of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes with the technology of Lester Dent’s Doc Savage. In 2000, D.H. Olson edited a volume published by Fedogan and Bremer collecting the first eight of Frost’s adventures. A second volume of the remaining 10 tales was promised but never materialized.

Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40


Haffner Press Status Update:
Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you.
Once we have Fredric Brown's MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press.
NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.




Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
Now available for pre-order!

(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders

A massive fix of liquor-fueled murder, smoke-clouded mystery, and hard-hitting revenge from the author of The Screaming Mimi and The Fabulous Clipjoint. This archival-quality hardcover assembles 38 incredibly rare stories from 1938-1942, with the original Pulp artwork from such magazines as Thrilling Detective, Masked Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. This is the book Fredric Brown fans have been waiting for!

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $40.00

Haffner Press Status Update:
We appreciate your patience with this book. We are sending this title to the printer (again!) and hope to have it ready by late February.
There's a LOT of juicy goodness in this 750+ page book and they hope you'll feel it was worth the wait.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.





Haffner Press


Hard Case Crime
April 2015

THIEVES FALL OUT by Gore Vidal, Cover art by Glen Orbik

In 1953, Gore Vidal had already begun writing the works that would launch him to the top ranks of American authors and intellectuals. But in the wake of criticism for the scandalous content of his third novel, Vidal turned to writing crime fiction under fake names: three books as "Edgar Box" and one as "Cameron Kay." The Edgar Box novels were subsequently republished under his real name. The Cameron Kay never was.

Lost for more than 60 years and overflowing with political and sexual intrigue, THIEVES FALL OUT provides a delicious glimpse into the mind of Gore Vidal in his formative years. By turns mischievous and deadly serious, Vidal tells the story of a man caught up in events bigger than he is, a down-on-his-luck American hired to smuggle an ancient relic out of Cairo at a time when revolution is brewing and heads are about to roll.

One part Casablanca and one part torn-from-the-headlines tabloid reportage, this novel also offers a startling glimpse of Egypt in turmoil—written over half a century ago, but as current as the news streaming from that region today.

First publication in 60 years, and first ever under the author’s real name!
The author of LINCOLN, BURR, MYRA BRECKINRIDGE and other classics, Gore Vidal is one of the most acclaimed American authors of the past century



Justice, Inc. Volume 1 - Coming May 26!
by Michael Uslan (Author), Giovanni Timpano (Illustrator), Alex Ross (Illustrator)


A historic crossover seventy-five years in the making! The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Avenger, the three iconic crime-fighters first introduced in the pulp magazines of Street & Smith Publications, come together for the first time ever to avert global catastrophe! Out of tragedy, a hero is born... and an alliance formed! When an airliner carrying industrialist Richard Henry Benson and his family disappears, it's the first strike in a secret cabal's master plan for world conquest. As genius adventurer Doc Savage and brutal vigilante The Shadow attempt to avert disaster with their science and bullets, Benson rises from the ashes with a fearsome new identity: The Avenger. Can three men of contrasting ideology and methodology cast aside their inherent differences and band together to conquer the overwhelming threat of the Voodoo Master and his mysterious allies?


Trade paperback, 7x10, 168 pages, Full Color, $19.99

This title will be solicited in the March PREVIEWS (Available February 25).



KULL THE CONQUEROR Blu-Ray DVD - Now available!
Kevin Sorbo (Actor), Tia Carrere (Actor), John Nicolella (Director)

Action superstar Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) slams evil as Kull, The Conqueror, a fearless barbarian warrior, who through skill and bravery, becomes king. Worshiped by his subjects for his mercy, adored by the beautiful fortuneteller Zerata (Karina Lombard) for his valour, Kull quickly becomes the mortal enemy of the forces of darkness, led by the villainous Akivasha (Tia Carrere).




Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Happy 110th Birthday: The Milestone WILD WEST WEEKLY issues
- New!
Happy 110th Birthday Paul Powers Week: The Magazines, 1925-1929 - New!
Happy 110th Birthday Paul Powers Week: The Story Behind the Stories - New!
Happy 110th Birthday Week for Paul Powers - New!
Ted Binkley, 1933-2014
Cherish Christmas: Christmas Pulp Covers, Part 3
Our Cherished Christmas Tradition: Christmas Pulp Covers, Part Two
Our Cherished Christmas Tradition: Christmas Pulp Covers, Part One
Hall of fame November pulp covers



Lost in Space - New Information leaked on Facebook about the Blu-ray Release!

From TV Shows on DVD and the Facebook post:
"...the remastered LOST IN SPACE Blu-Ray Collection is a done deal. The entire series has been beautifully remastered from the original 35mm film elements. All scenes are there that were snipped in the last package made from the one inch master tapes in the late 1980s. Even Penny's scream at the mummy from the original pilot, "No Place to Hide," has been added back in to "There Were Giants in the Earth/The Hungry Sea." Both versions, the 45 minute one and the 52 minute one of "No Place to Hide" are included, as well as the 1973 cartoon that was the season premiere of THE ABC SATURDAY SUPERSTAR MOVIE. The series is bring presented in its original broadcast aspect ratio of 4:3, no CGI special effects have been added, and the first season has not been altered from the original black and white. Downloadable 16:9 versions will be available. Many extras and commentaries are being added even as we speak, so let's rejoice that this year we will finally have what we have all been dreaming of for decades. Thank you Kevin Burns, Space Productions, and Synthesis Entertainment for your devotion and everything you have done for all of us serious fans. LOST IN SPACE lives!!!"



The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron
An Epic Adventure Novel in the Grandest ERB Tradition!

Now available and highly recommended!


Written in spirit by Edgar Rice Burroughs with an assist from Jake Saunders.
A completely new ERB adventure of Homeric proportions!


A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.
  • A quarter million words of high adventure! Like getting four ERB novels in one! 
  • First 100 copies signed by Saunders, Grindberg, Hoffman, Mullins, DeVito, Cabarga, and Cochran. 
  • Featuring 130 illustrations by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, including…. 
    • 106 spot illustrations 
    • 21 full page paintings and color illustrations 
    • 3 double-page paintings and color illustrations 
  • Dimensions 11-1/4-in. x 12-1/4-in. x 1-1/2in. 
  • 423 pages. 
  • Lavish book and cover design by Zavier Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Martian coin (#1-1,100) created by Joe DeVito and minted in 99.9% pure platinum, 22 karat gold, 99.9% pure silver, and bronze finish over pewter. 
  • Deluxe clamshell presentation box (#1-1,100) with coin case compartment. 
  • Barsoomian map endpapers. 
  • Personalized ownership certificate from Napier Industrial & Mercantile Co. 
  • Online personalized ownership registry. 
  • Printed in China on Gold East archival acid-free paper. 
  • Book text typeset in the Cartier Family, designed in 1967 by Carl Dair.
  • Chapter headings typeset in Saber, and picture captions in Jake Ultra. Both fonts were designed especially for this book. 
  • Russ Cochran, publisher




Moonstone Books
Coming in June!

SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK CRY FOR THUNDER PROSE NOVEL
(Writer) Joe Gentile (Cover) Doug Klauba

The long-awaited much expanded novelization, with over twice the story, of the critically acclaimed crossover graphic novel! Two of the most unique investigators of all time attempt to untangle the same mystery 100 years apart from each other! The lawless Wild West, the hidden world of Victorian London, the present day hell of Hollywood — there and back again. One of the strangest stories never told!

Softcover, 6x9, 139 pages, B&W, $9.99, On sale January 28





Moonstone Books
Coming in June!

Night Hawk: “The Hell Caverns”
Author: Ron Fortier
Cover: Doug Klauba

Moonstone is proud to present a new aerial adventurer by pulpsmith Ron Fortier!

When German Air Command unleashes squadrrons of “Fire Bombers” against helpless French villages, it is up to Nighthawk, the Flying Spy, and his team of aces, to infiltrate the impenetrable Castle Von Scharf and discover the secrets of the Hell Caverns.

To do so, Nighthawk will have to outwit and defeat the beautiful but deadly aviatrix, Marlena von Scharf, the daughter of his greatest foe; the Black Knight.


Softcover, 6x9, 124 pages, B&W, $9.99





The New Adventures of Richard Knight Volume Two: Race with Hell - Now available!

Pro Se Productions returns the past to the present once more with the release of its latest volume from its Pulp Obscura imprint. Award winning Author I. A. Watson returns to pen a tale featuring noted UFO author Donald Keyhoe’s contribution to the Weird Aviator Pulp Genre. Watson takes the star of the first Pulp Obscura volume ever into his first digest novel in The New Adventures of Richard Knight Volume Two: Race with Hell.

“Richard Knight,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se Partner and Editor in Chief, “is most definitely one of my favorite characters, not just in our Pulp Obscura line, but of all the characters we publish. He’s a spy, a detective, a pilot, and all of those things lead him into wild and weird adventures. And then you add I. A. Watson to the mix, one of the most prolific and best writers in New Pulp today, and the second volume of Richard Knight’s new adventures are guaranteed to be the best yet. Watson takes Knight and crew on a literal gauntlet, a journey that none of them will be same after. But, wow, where he takes them.”

Richard Knight is a man who wears two faces. One, a rich playboy who travels in the circle of high society, the other an ace pilot and spy known only as Q. With his trusted aide Larry Doyle, his superior officer General Brett, and the lovely Benita Navarre, Knight tackles strange cases in a world of scientific menace and weird adventure. From the Shadows of the Past Flies One of Pulp’s Greatest Aviator Heroes! Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press presents a new volume in its Pulp Obscura line!

Bringing Adventures and Heroes lost in Yesterday Blazing to Life in New Pulp Tales Today! RACE WITH HELL! A 10,000 mile air race over the most dangerous environments on the planet. 31 of the world’s most daring pilots – before the killings start. An ancient evil awoken from its tomb to wreak ancient revenge on the living. Detective airman Richard Knight targeted for death. Can the man called Q prevent mass murder before the globe is plunged into chaos and war?
A brand new digest novel featuring Donald E. Keyhoe’s classic flying secret agent from award winning pulp author I. A. Watson takes Richard Knight on a Race With Hell! The New Adventures of Richard Knight Volume Two! From Pulp Obscura and Pro Se Productions.

The New Adventures of Richard Knight Volume Two: Race with Hell features stunning cover art by Mike Fyles, logo design and print formatting by Sean E. Ali, , and eBook formatting by Russ Anderson.
The latest digest novel featuring the Man Called Q is available for $9.00 via Amazon, Createspace, and Kindle.

To read original adventures of Richard Knight, get the fantastic reprint volume, The Complete Adventures of Richard Knight Volume One from Altus Press.



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

The Internet Old Time Radio Show  
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master
Protection For Hire
Happy Thanksgiving

Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.

 
 
 
 
 

Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

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





 
PULP FACTORY AWARDS

For the first time, the voting this year is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! 
Simply fill out the ballot below and return it to Andrew Salmon (
andrewsalmon2000@yahoo.com
). 

BEST PULP NOVEL:
The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils by Chuck Miller  (Airship 27 Productions)
The Cast Away by Wayne Reinagel (Knightraven Studios)
Legion III: Kings of Oblivion by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
The Vril Agenda by Derrick Ferguson & Joshua Reynolds (Airship 27 Productions)
Young Dillon in the Halls of Shamballah by Derrick Ferguson (Pro Se Press)


BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY:
The New Adventures of Major Lacy and Amusement Inc - David Brezski, David White, Morgan Minor, Ed. (Pro Se Press)
Pride of the Mohicans - Van Allen Plexico, Ed. (White Rocket Books)
Sgt. Janus Returns - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Vol 6 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions )
Sinbad: The New Voyages Vol 4 - Ron Fortier, Ed. (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP SHORT STORY:
"Beasts of the Bowery" by Michael Panush from El Mosaico: Hellfire (Curiosity Quills Press)
"The Fort of Skulls" by Ian Watson from Pride of the Mohicans (White Rocket Books)
"Kissing Cousins" by Ralph L. Angelo Jr. from More Blood - a Sinanju Anthology (Destroyer Books)
"The Seventh Serpent" by Graham McNeill (Black Library)
"The Strix Society"  by Joshua Reynolds from Occult Detective, Vol. 1 (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST PULP COVER:
Michael Kaluta, Challenger Storm – Curse of Poseidon (Airship 27 Productions )
Douglas Klauba, Domino Lady Money Shot (Moonstone Books)
Jeffrey Hayes, Gary Phillips’ Hollis PI (Pro Se Press)
Mark Williams, Legion II: Sons of Terra (White Rocket Books)
Adam Shaw, The Vril Agenda (Airship 27 Productions)


BEST INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS:

Zachary Brunner, The Bay Phantom: Confederacy of Devils (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Robin Hood, Forbidden Legend (Airship 27 Productions)
Rob Davis, Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective Vol 6 (Airship 27 Productions)
Phil Cho, Sinbad – The New Voyages Vol 4 (Airship 27 Productions)
(Fabio Listrani, Zombies Vs. Robots: No Man's Land (IDW)




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest 2015 Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, August 13

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — dealers’ room set-up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — early registration
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM — dealers’ room open for early-bird shopping

Programming
8:00 PM — Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, pulp author and the creator of DC Comics (Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson)
8:40 PM — Thrilling Detectives (John Wooley and John Locke)
9:20 PM — 75 Years of Street & Smith Comics (Anthony Tollin, Tony Isabella, and Will Murray)
10:05 PM — Saddle Up! A Look at the Western Heroes of the Thrilling Group (Ed Hulse)
10:50 PM — Pulpcraft: a counterintelligence and espionage guide to the pulp adventures of The Shadow (Tim King)
11:00PM — OUT OF MIND and PICKMAN’S MODEL (Lovecraft at the movies)

Friday, August 14

Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — early registration and dealers’ room set-up
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

Programming
1:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — The Pulp Magazine Project (Nathan Madison and Patrick Belk)
7:05 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2015 (Convention chairman Jack Cullers)
7:10 PM — Play Ball: A look at the sports pulps (Michelle Nolan)
7:45 PM — Leo Margulies: The Little Giant of the Pulps (Ed Hulse, Will Murray and Philip M. Sherman)
8:40 PM — Our Guest of Honor (horror writer Chet Williamson)
9:25 PM — FarmerCon X presentation (to be determined)
10:00 PM — The Call of Cthulhu: The Development of Lovecraft’s Mythos (John Haefele, Don Herron, Tom Krabacher, Rick Lai, and Nathan Madison)
10:50 PM — Thrilling Heroes of Standards Pulps and Comics (Matt Moring, Michelle Nolan, and Garyn Roberts)
11:30 pm — THE CALL OF CTHULHU and COOL AIR (Lovecraft at the movies)

Saturday, August 15

Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

Programming
1:00 PM — The Heirs of WEIRD TALES (Ron Fortier, et al)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — New Fictioneer reading (to be determined)
5:00 PM — PulpFest 2015 Group Meal at Buca di Beppo (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:10 PM — PulpFest 2015 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:40 PM — 2015 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Randy Cox)
7:55 PM — Weird Editing at “The Unique Magazine” (Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Tom Krabacher, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts)
8:45 pm — Rudolph Belarski, Pulp Artist (David Saunders)
9:30 pm — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison and Joseph Saine)
11:30 pm — THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS (Lovecraft at the Movies)

Sunday, August 16

Dealer’s Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — dealers’ room open to all while dealers pack up (buying opportunities may be limited)
 Please note that this is a preliminary schedule, subject to change.

For questions about our dealers’ room, please write to our convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.

For questions about our programming, please write to our programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com.


Pulp Adventurecon
NOW TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE PULP COLLECTORS!

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Universal Palms Hotel
 Saturday, February 21st, 10 am - 5 pm

BORDENTOWN, NJ
Ramada Inn of Bordentown
 Saturday, November 7th, 10 am - 5 pm



The Pulp Adventurecon has been taking place annually in Bordentown, New Jersey for a long, long time -- but now we're branching out and attempting to conquer the south! The first annual Pulp Adventurecon South is Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This mildly magnificent event is in addition to the Bordentown, NJ show occurring November 7th, 2015.

Who will be attending? Only the biggest and brightest names in pulp fiction! Edgar Rice Burroughs, Dashiell Hammett, Ray Bradbury, Johnston McCulley, H.P. Lovecraft! Who else? Walter Gibson (alias Maxwell Grant) and The Shadow, Lester Dent and company (i.e. Kenneth Robeson) and Doc Savage! Captain Future? Of course. The Black Mask Boys? Check.

They'll all be here because -- like its sister/brother event in the great northeast -- the exhibit room will be JAM-PACKED with pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, vintage movie memorabilia, classic radio comedy and drama, and tons of related paper material. Pulp Adventurecon becomes the alpha and omega of annual events, two warmly nostalgic bookends to your pulp-collecting calendar. We'll add more information to the website as the date approaches.

Admission will be $5 at the door, and tables are $55 each. Scroll down past the show flyer graphic for more information about hotel and transportation.



Escape the cold weather by attending the Pulp AdventureCon in Fort Lauderdale.

In two weeks, we crack a bottle of champagne on the maiden voyage of Pulp Adventurecon in Florida!

If you're in Broward County on vacation, make plans to swing by the Universal Palms Hotel -- or tell a Florida-based pulp-collecting pal.

Such longtime pulp stalwarts as David Alexander, Heartwood Auctions, Jeffrey Shanks, Scott Hartshorn, and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson will set up shop in the vendor room.

CJ's Comics & Collectibles, located in Fort Lauderdale, will also set up with a selection of Golden Age comics, magazines, and pulpy-items.

Our friend and guest J. David Spurlock will be on-hand, with a wide selection of titles from Vanguard Productions -- including The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, which is garnering rave reviews from pulp fans and art historians alike.

 For more information, visit www.pulpadventure.com.




Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Pit of the Serpent by Robert E. Howard - New!
Two Hawks From Earth by Philip Jose Farmer
Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard
Marchers of Valhalla by Robert E. Howard
The Kingdom of Shadows by Clark Ashton Smith
PulpFest 2012 – Conan and The Birth of Sword & Sorcery
PulpFest 2012 – The Illustrated Conan

Pulp Den - Now online!

Fading Shadows Releases & More - New!
The Green Ghost - New!
The Black Bat - New!
From Shadow To Superman - New!
Pulp Detectives
Exciting Pulp Tales
Nashville Mercy
Fight Card: Blood Freud

         Pulp Den  

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

Google Books scans of pulp magazines
Why do we read adventure fiction?
Christmas stocking stuffers - The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure
Pulp cover art exhibition at the Portland Public Library, Maine
Some illustrators of Blue Book magazine


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

Pulp comics: Dynamite’s 2014 specials - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’
‘Tales of the Shadowmen 11: Force Majeure’
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp’
Three books for Shadow fans

Fanzine focus: ‘Zine of Bronze’

Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

Pulp conventions for 2015
2014: In memoriam
Pulp gifts: A book by Robert Sampson
Pulp gifts: H.P. Lovecraft films

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 6, NOV 1942-MAY 1943 HC - Arriving in comic shops February 11!
(Writer) Mike W. Barr (Art) Nick Cardy & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugger world" with the sixth volume of the groundbreaking Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see! Collects issues #21-24 (November 1942 to May 1943) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99




The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Plot Master - New!
The Crime Cult - New!
The Ghost Makers
The Broken Napoleons
The Black Circle
The House on the Ledge

Tarzan (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) (Walmart Exclusive) (Widescreen)

During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family's helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy J.J., nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle - until he encounters another human being, the courageous and beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it's love at first sight - and the beginning of a thrilling adventure - as Tarzan uses his instincts and intellect to protect his jungle home and hte woman he loves.

Behind the Scenes with Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke, "The Making of 'Tarzan'", "Becoming Gorillas".


Starring:    Kellan Lutz, Robert Capron, Jaime Ray Newman, Mark Deklin, Spencer Locke, Brian Bloom
Studio Name:    Lionsgate
Blu-ray Release Date:    02/10/2015
Rating:    PG
Format:    Blu-ray
Screen Format:    Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes):    94 minutes
Language:    English

Preorder - $9.29 


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.

Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Three
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Two
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part One
The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights
Lee Brown Coye and The Blair Witch Project
Weird Tales Books

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

Now available!
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad,  ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, January 13, 2015
Vicious, V.E. Schwab, Tor, $15.99, January 20, 2015
Secret Wars, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $24.99, January 20, 2015

Coming soon!
HEROES!, ed. Jean Rabe, Silence in the Library, $15.00, February 2015
Monster Hunter: Nemesis, Larry Correia, Baen, $7.99, February 24, 2015
Ghosts of War [revised edition], George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $9.69, March 13, 2015
Less Than Hero, S.G. Browne, Gallery Books, $16.00, March 17, 2015
Arrow – Vengeance, Oscar Balderrama & Lauren Certo
, Titan Books, $7.99, March 31, 2015
The Dragons of Heaven, Alyc Helms, Angry Robot, $7.99, April 7, 2015
The Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $24.99, April 14, 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past, Alex Irvine, Marvel, $7.99, April 28, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon & Groot – Steal the Galaxy, Dan Abnett, Marvel, $7.99, May 19, 2015
Batman: Arkham Knight: The Riddler’s Gambit, Alex Irvine, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, June 2, 2015

Ant-Man: Natural Enemy, Jason Starr, Marvel, $24.99, June 16, 2015
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $7.99, June 16, 2015

Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 30, 2015
Batman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization, Marv Wolfman, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, July 7, 2015
Deadpool: Paws, Stefan Petrucha, Marvel, $24.99, August 18, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, July 2015
Ghosts of Karnak, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $7.99, October 13, 2015
Wild Cards XXIII: High Stakes, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, December 2015



VOSTOK - Coming February 17!
by Steve Alten


East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct – and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Rebel Press
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
List Price: $24.95



WARLORD OF MARS: DEJAH THORIS VOLUME 6: PHANTOMS OF TIME TP - Arriving in comic shops February 11!
(Writer) Robert Place Napton (Art) Deborah Carita, Carlos Rafael (Cover) Paul Renaud

Dejah Thoris, the fearless princess of Mars, faces a dreaded adversary from her past!  Senneth Dor, the former Jeddak of Yorn, has returned... leading an unstoppable army of Machine Men on a march towards Helium! How will the princess be able to marshal the forces of her beloved city-state against the clockwork terrors when one of her most trusted allies has been conscripted into service by the enemy? Collecting issues #25-30 of this fan-favorite series!

Trade paperback, 7x10, 152 pages, Full Color, $19.99