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30 January 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.




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
 

Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES #47

"Vengeance of the Vikings" by Robert J. Hogan


"A thousand years have not robbed these giants of their strength—a thousand deaths have not taken from them a will to fight! 
Who are these great monsters who roam the sky on lightning wings?  What power on earth can match them when their great swords cleave the sky?"

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

 
 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Tommy Hancock talks about Pro Se Publications and his own writings!
Our old friend Tommy Hancock talks about the new things happening at Pro Se Publications in 2015 and about his own writings.  Tommy is a VERY busy man and his vision for Pro Se and the New Pulp movement continues to expand into innovative territory.
Past episodes:
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!

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%
Note: You will need to manually specify what titles you desire in a note included on the Paypal checkout page. 

PICK 3, YOUR CHOICE
Pick any three titles originally priced at $19.95 each and pay only $45. A savings of 25%
Note: You will need to manually specify what titles you desire in a note included on the Paypal checkout page. 

Adventure by Frederick Nebel 2-pack!
A string of heroes battle headhunters, uncover mysteries in Singapore and battle secret jungle societies in these two collections,
Empire of the Devil and Flame Island, spanning 22 works including short novels, novelettes and short stories.
Normally retailing for $45, this two-pack is specially priced at $30. 
Historical Adventure by Hugh Pendexter 2-pack!
Lovers of historical adventure will appreciate these two period-set novels of life in early America,

Red Trails and The Shadow of the Tomahawk.
Normally retailing for $30, this two-pack is specially priced at $20.
Sax Rohmer Mysteries 3-Pack
The Voice of Kali, The Leopard Couch and The Green Spider—including multiple stories
never before available in the US!
Normally priced at $59 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $40. A savings of more than 30%! 
Singapore Sammy by George Worts 2-pack!
Singapore Sammy gives readers a thrill in these two collections of his roaring adventures,
South of Sulu and The Python Pit.
Normally retailing for $40, this two-pack is specially priced at $30. 
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%!
Spicy Western 3-Pack
Lust of the Lawless, Trail of the Snake and Nomad's Trail.
Normally priced at $37 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $27.
Creeping Terror 4-Pack
The Man from Hell, The People of the Pit, The Surgeon of Souls and Demons of the Night. Collections guaranteed to unnerve you.
Normally priced at $68 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $50.
G-Men Galore 2-Pack
Shock Troops of Justice and Bring 'Em Back Dead.
Normally priced at $50 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Fly the Killer Skies 2-Pack
Wings of War—The Adventure of the Lone Eagle by F.E. Rechnitzer and The Skull Squadron by Lester Dent.
Normally priced at $45 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Early Science Fiction 2-Pack
The Man Who Found Zero and The Space Annihilator.
Normally priced at $33 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $24.50.
Bedford-Jones 2-Pack
Two of our best-selling titles—The Golden Goshawk and The Master of Dragons.
Normally priced at $20 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $15.

Science Fiction Lost Classics by George Allan England 2-pack!
The Empire in the Air
A super-science epic . . . ahead of its time."—Sam Moskowitz

Strange flying globes-unfathomable aliens from the Fourth Dimension- appear suddenly over major cities, raining destruction and death on defenseless millions!
When all hope seems lost, a small team of scientists and airmen—and a daredevil flyer captured by the invaders—rally the planet's primitive air forces for a last, desperate battle to preserve mankind and its civilization.

The Nebula of Death
Earth's impending passage through a strange cosmic nebula will destroy the ability of all plant life to grow and reproduce, dooming mankind to an agonizing starvation.
Standing between life and death for the entire planet are scientist Edwin Allison, stenographer Jeanne Ward, and the brilliant but dangerously eccentric Alexis Vroon, who will be humanity's savior—or its willing executioner!
Normally retailing for $50, this two-pack is specially priced at $30.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE ALL OF THE SALE ITEMS!









BLACK WINGS IV - Coming in February / March!
Edited by S. T. Joshi

“If anything has become evident in the first three volumes of the Black Wings series,” editor S. T. Joshi tells us in his Introduction to Black Wings IV, “it is that the Lovecraftian idiom is endlessly malleable, and suited to a variety of genres and subgenres. H. P. Lovecraft, although a strong proponent of what he called ‘weird fiction,’ himself spanned a surprisingly wide spectrum of genres in his own brief career, starting out as a writer of relatively conventional tales of the macabre and gradually expanding his scope to embrace the literature of cosmicism—a distinctive fusion of science fiction and horror that has become his signature contribution to the field. Today, we can find Lovecraftian elements in stories ranging from hard-boiled crime to pure fantasy, and this volume displays the extent to which motifs, themes, and imagery from Lovecraft’s tales can infiltrate tales that would otherwise have little relationship to one another.”

S. T. JOSHI is the author of The Weird Tale (University of Texas Press, 1990), The Modern Weird Tale (McFarland, 2001), and other critical and biographical studies. His award-winning biography, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (Necronomicon Press, 1996), has been expanded and updated as I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press, 2010).

Joshi has edited Lovecraft’s stories, essays, letters, and revisions, as well as works by Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, and other writers. His two-volume treatise, Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (PS Publishing, 2012), has won a World Fantasy Award.

Limited: 300 numbered hardcovers signed by all contributors, in slipcase: $85
Trade: Unsigned hardcover, in dust jacket: $45


Table of Contents
Half Lost in Shadow—W. H. Pugmire
The Rasping Absence—Richard Gavin
Black Ships Seen South of Heaven—Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Dark Sea Within— Jason V Brock
Sealed by the Moon —Gary Fry
Broken Sleep—Cody Goodfellow
A Prism of Darkness—Darrell Schweitzer
Night of the Piper—Ann K. Schwader
We Are Made of Stars—Jonathan Thomas
Trophy—Melanie Tem
Contact—John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey
Cult of the Dead—Lois H. Gresh
Dark Redeemer—Will Murray
In the Event of Death—Simon Strantzas
Revival—Stephen Woodworth
The Wall of Asshur-sin—Donald Tyson
Fear Lurks Atop Tempest Mount—Charles Lovecraft



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!

Flashback Friday: 1998 Pulpcon - New!
Birthday Boy: Philip José Farmer - New!
Viva THRILLING WONDER STORIES!
Happy Birthday, Two-Gun Bob!
Windy City 2015 Film Program

The Overstock Sale Has Ended
Additions to Collectibles Page
THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER SAMPLER: Now Available!

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

Pulp Gallery: Belarski on THRILLING ADVENTURES (1936)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1938)
SHADOW COMICS 46, 47 & 48 (1945)  
Pulp Gallery: Belarski on ACES (1931)  
Forgotten Spicy Western Stories: TOO MANY MAVERICKS by James A. Lawson

The Dead World: A Pellucidar novelette based on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
By F. Paul Wilson

A Pellucidar novelette written with the approval of the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.

A plague is spewing forth from the Dead World, the stationary moon that hovers over the Land of Awful Shadow in the land within the Earth. David Innes, Emperor of Pellucidar, and the eccentric inventor, Abner Perry, rig a balloon to carry them to the Dead World. But Pellucidar's mysterious moon is not what it seems, and far more bizarre than they ever dreamed. It holds the answer as to how Pellucidar was formed - and how it will be destroyed. Can they stop the plague before it wipes out all life in the Inner World?


Kindle Price:    $1.99

This short story previously appeared in WORLDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS.



The Digest Enthusiast
The Digest Enthusiast Book One: Explore the world of digest magazines.
Now available!

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: Coming soon




Disney plans to relaunch ‘Indiana Jones’ with Chris Pratt starring

Disney has just started to turn its attention to reviving the Indiana Indiana Jones franchise after buying the rights from Paramount in 2013.
Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt is reportedly being eyed for the iconic character, originally played by Harrison Ford.





DJANGO / ZORRO #3 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops February 4!
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, art by Esteve Polls, covers by Jae Lee; Francesco Francavilla

Our heroes finally arrive in Phoenix and their first encounter with the self-proclaimed Archduke of Arizona, whose charming demeanor is tinged with a merciless arrogance.  Diego is welcomed into the Archduke’s inner circle of wealthy investors but Django soon finds himself exploring behind the scenes with the silent but intrepid Bernardo.  The Archduke’s massive railroad project is a being built be the local Yaqui tribes, who are all but enslaved by their master’s tyrannical regime.  This exciting series is the first-ever sequel to any of Quentin Tarantino’s films and features one of the original western heroes, the masked crusader known as Zorro!  Story by Quentin Tarantino, script by Matt Wagner, etc…

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99




Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

 The Outlaw of Torn
Before Tarzan... there was Norman of Torn.
His origin cloaked in mystery, he is misguided by an evil force... all the while building the most powerful army in England.
In English and Spanish!


Norman's story begins in 1243, during the power struggle between King Henry III and the KIng's brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. At 17, Norman of Torn was the Greatest Swordsman in England, at 18  he had a large bounty on his head, and at 19 he was the leader of the most powerful and ruthless army in the land. And, the outlaw Norman of Torn becomes the most feared warrior of all England.

Raised and taught by the French fencing master, Jules de Vac, Norman was trained to be a simple, brutal, English-hating, killing machine. The only influence over him, besides de Vac, is a Priest who taught Norman his letters and chivalry towards women. But, the Priest was found mysteriously murdered in his cottage.

In another guise, that of Roger de Conde, Norman becomes involved with de Montfort's daughter, Bertrade – defending her against her and her father’s enemies. She notes in him a curious resemblance to the English King’s son and heir, Prince Edward.

As Norman begins to sense his true origins, de Vac turns against Norman – costing de Vac his life. The fencing master had kidnapped Norman as a child to serve as the vehicle of vengeance against the King. As de Vac dies, he reveals Norman's true origins. With his identity known, can Norman still be sure of winning the hand of Bertrade, daughter of Simon de Montfort, the King’s mortal enemy?

When Edgar Rice Burroughs first established himself as a writer with Under the Moons of Mars / A Princess of Mars in early1912, he was asked by his publisher, Thomas Metcalf of All Story Magazine, to write another story and to center it in medieval times. He did so, submitting The Outlaw of Torn. After three rewrites, it was still rejected by Metcalf. But he was told to not give up and to write something else. His next novel was Tarzan of The Apes which established Burroughs' writing career. The Outlaw of Torn was finally published as a five part serial in New Story Magazine in early 1914, but it wasn’t published in book form until 1927. This is one of only two historical novels Mr. Burroughs wrote, the other being I Am a Barbarian, set in Caligula's Rome and first published in 1967 – seventeen years after Mr. Burroughs' death.


 
Fourteen additional strips are 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




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!

"Razzle-Dazzle Redemption" by Philip St. John from COMPLETE SPORTS, January, 1950
If Tommy Kahn didn't get through for a touchdown today, he was going to have to swivel-hip a dozen of them over in the next game - without interference!
"The Follow-Through Guy" by Berton E. Cook from SHORT STORIES, December 10, 1943
The Survivors Club of the Old Ship "Venezoil" Was a Good Outfit All Right.
"One Hour Back" by C. S. Montanye from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1943
Eddie needed fifty bucks and Eddie could handle dynamite, but he had his own ideas when he was asked to make a time bomb!



  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.


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 - Now online!

James Bama ~ Doc Savage - New!
Frank Frazetta illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Roy G. Krenkel illustrating Edgar Rice Burroughs - New!
Ed Emshwiller & Mel Hunter ~ Christmas Covers
The Shadow by Michael W. Kaluta
The Shadow ~ misc
The Shadow 1932-1949 ~ cover art by George & Jerome Rozen and Graves Gladney



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

Now available for pre-order!

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. 



The Great Zoo of China Hardcover – 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

 

Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE MANSION OF MYSTERY by Chester K. Steele

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Langmore were murdered in their home. Their daughter, Margaret, and Mary Billings, a servant, were the only people known to be in the house with the Langmore's. Margaret is suspected. Raymond Case, who was in love with Margaret, enlists the aid of Adam Adams, the detective, to solve the case.

Trade Paperback:
216 pages
$12.95


KING: JUNGLE JIM #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops February 4!
(Writer) Paul Tobin (Art) Sandy Jarrell (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“He IS the forest!” Welcome to the KING, full of RUSTIC WARS and BEASTIAL BLUSTER and UNFORGIVING TERRAIN and IMPOSSIBLE ORIGINS and ENIGMATIC ABILITIES and CREEPY DOMICILES and REALLY REALLY REALLY WEIRD MONKEYS! STRAP IN for HIGH ADVENTURE from Eisner-Award Winner PAUL TOBIN (Bandette) and SANDY JARRELL (Meteor Men) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99




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


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




Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Lone Ranger: Archival Documents - New!
Christmas comes early in Woodland Hills
The Lost Mysterious Traveler Episodes
The Green Hornet: The Lost 1937 Radio Broadcasts
The Lone Ranger: The Lost 1933 Radio Broadcasts
A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin


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  - New!
Worlds of Tomorrow
The Mind Master
Protection For Hire
Happy Thanksgiving



OLD VENUS - Coming 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


Planetary Stories Anniversary Issue - Now online and updated with new stories!

Planetary Stories #32

Cover designed by ShelVy

THE FORSYTHE by Johann Kuester
She was a talented space tug captain, and much, much more!

EASY MONEY by Johnny Sachu
It was easy money -- with deadly strings attached

CAPTAIN POPS by J Eckert Lytle
He was a successful space ship captain, and had been for years...and years...and years....

AUTOEXEC.BAT by Gerd Maximovic
An award-winning author from Germany joins us


FLAG by Martyn Osmundsen
The archives of a lost civilization were found on a planet in the Delta Quadrant

THE FIRE CHIEF AND MARGHARITA  by Gerd Maximovic
Proving there is more to outer space than distant planets

ALL HAIL THUGBERT! by Matthew Senkowski
How the world was saved.


WONDERLUST For unique fantasy

Pulp Spirit #22

COVER
Cover by Jim Garrison

A TWIST OF WIRE by J Comer
They were locked in a cell, when flames began to spread

PUT AWAY DEAD  by Shelby Vick
There was a big reward, but there were also caves and dynamite


THE GREEN BAGEL by Martyn Osmundsen
. . . and then, to their surprise, there was a new superhero!

FRANKENSTEIN AND COMPANY by Gerd Maximovic   
A humorous look at what became of Frankenstein and all the others




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.







Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Two Hawks From Earth by Philip Jose Farmer - New!
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!

Pulp Detectives - New!
Exciting Pulp Tales - New!
Nashville Mercy - New!
Fight Card: Blood Freud - New!
I Will Have Vengeance - New!
G-Man Companion
Three Go Back
         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


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

Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ - New!
‘Tales of the Shadowmen 11: Force Majeure’ - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp’
Three books for Shadow fans

Fanzine focus: ‘Zine of Bronze’
The Crimson Clown

‘The New Adventures of the Man in Purple’
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

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #70
The Spider #2 Audiobook
The Wheel of Death by R. T. M. Scott

Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York’s most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city—and the Spider was next on the crime monster’s death list!


Here, in answer to many requests, is the second and final Spider novel penned by the mysterious R. T. M. Scott. The Wheel of Death first appeared in the November, 1933 issue of The Spider magazine. With the next issue the byline changed to Grant Stockbridge, a house pseudonym concealing the great Norvell Page.
 
To this day, over eighty years later, the mystery of Scott’s departure remains unsolved. R.T. M. Scott was a famous byline in the 1920s and ’30s, the author of a series of hardcover novels featuring sophisticated detective Aurelius Smith and his Hindu aide, Langa Doonh. They were the template for Richard Wentworth and Ram Singh.

But there were two R. T. M. Scotts, father and son. And the son worked for Popular Publications under the name Maitland Scott! So, which Scott initiated the Spider series? There are two clues. One, that Popular Publications president Harry Steeger remembered the Spider author as a younger man. Another is that a later Terror Tales story bylined Maitland Scott, “Shadows of Desire,” featured a villain named Ram Singh!

One of the more intriguing theories posits that R. T. M. Scott Senior penned The Spider Strikes and, having kicked off the series in grand style, handed it off to his son, who was 24 at that time. Whatever the case was, neither man was likely up to the job of writing a monthly pulp novel. Enter Norvell Page.

The Wheel of Death is a crime story set in New York City and revolves around a strange after-hours nightclub catering to the elite. Donning the disguise of a hardened gangster, Dick Wentworth, alias the Spider, penetrates this place, and allies himself with Molly Dennis, a young woman whose father sits on Death Row, awaiting execution for a crime he may not have committed. What is the secret of Grogan’s Restaurant? Can he unravel a web of blackmail without revealing that Richard Wentworth is secretly the Spider?

Nick Santa Maria reads this exciting suspense story of murder, mayhem and mystery that perfectly evokes 1933 Manhattan.
 
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #71
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #1 Audiobook
Black Lightning by Robert Sidney Bowen

Read by Alan Taylor. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

One of the most daring series ever to emerge from Harry Steeger’s Popular Publications came when he converted Battle Birds magazine to Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds back in 1934. Not content to tell tales of World War I, the new title focused on forecasting the Next War!

As Robert Sidney Bowen, the writer Steeger trusted to fill its monthly pages, recalled:


“Frankly, it was a spur of the moment thing that Harry Steeger and I cooked up one day in 1933 when we were having lunch together. It was this way, as near as I can remember it. At the time I was turning out some one hundred and fifty yarns a year of all types and lengths. War-air stories, gangland stories, mystery stories, sports stories, detective stories, adventure stories, and what have you. And I was sort of tired of banging out one kind of story one day and another kind of the next, etc. Well, at the time one of the mags that Harry was publishing was G-8 and His Battle Aces, and the whole mag was being written once a month by Robert J. Hogan, a very popular writer, and a very swell guy.

“Anyway, I happened to mention to Harry that I’d like to do a whole magazine a month like Bob was doing. And Harry said, ‘Okay, let’s think up something.’ Well, naturally I didn’t want to do a mag that would be in direct competition with Bob’s, so that type was out. Well, Harry and I tossed ideas at each other during the rest of the lunch and came up with the idea of an air-war magazine but about a war in the future. Of course it wouldn’t be wise to write about a war in the future between the U. S. and some other country in the world. So we decided to make the enemy a bunch that rose up out of darkest eastern Asia and started to conquer the world. I took it from there and doped out the series and wrote it. I wrote every darn word in the twelve issues that were published. By the twelfth issue I’d had it up to here with sweet little Dusty Ayres, and as it was no big gold mine for Harry we decided to call it a day, and I went back to knocking out a variety of pulp yarns.

“So, that was the way Dusty Ayres was born. And as far as I know it was the only future air-war thing that Popular ever published. And when Harry and I doped it up neither of us had any idea that there would be another world wide war. Way back in those days World War I was still supposed to be the war to end all wars.”

Set in an indeterminate future, the new series was out-and-out-science fiction built around the popular aviation genre. Flying the futuristic Silver Flash aircraft, backed up by wingmen Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, Captain Dusty Ayres strove every month to beat back the forces of the modern Genghis Khan called Fire-Eyes, who had conquered all but North America.

In this, the first series outing, the assault on America commences. With Europe in the grasping hands of the Black Invaders and the U.S. Naval Fleets split by the destruction of the Panama Canal, the future looks bleak for the nation. But the Black Dart warplanes of the enemy were about to strike a wall of screaming steel––Air Group #7, commanded by Dusty Ayres!

The wonderful thing about Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is that when Popular decided to end the series, Bowen penned a concluding chapter, tying up all loose ends, and bringing the glorious conflict to a satisfying conclusion.

So fasten your seat belts! Here starts the wildest ride in pulp aviation history!

Black Lightning is read with dazzling urgency by Alan Taylor. This audiobook also features two additional Robert Sidney Bowen stories of the war against the forces of Fire-Eyes, “The C.O.’s Coffin” and “The Smoke-Screen Ace,” read by Milton Bagby.

6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs




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

Battle Birds #49 December 1942
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 September 1940-January 1941: Death Has No Wings
The greatest adventure of our times! Mr. Myers writes the dramatic sky story of today! — and it is a story that moves across the pages of our living history with the force of a million men! There may be blood on the pages, but you will find it is the Blood of the Brave, and you will think of this novel for long years after you have read it! Burning action in the savage skies over Nazi Germany! Written as history was actually unfolding, this story mirrors the horrors of war in 1940. First Czechoslovakia fell. Then, like dominoes, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Norway and France. England was planned to be next. Day and night bombing raids over London paved the way. And against this background, "Death Has No Wings" was set.
This story was originally serialized in Dare-Devil Aces magazine in four parts, beginning with the September 1940 issue.  It has been compiled into a complete story here for the first time. Author O.B. Myers (Oscar B. Myers) was a decorated WWI fighter pilot. He is able to bring those experiences to life in his fiction about the air war in Europe. This ebook contains a classic story from the pages of Dare-Devil Aces magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

 
Fighting Aces #1 March 1940
Alec Watson is a fighting man you’ll want to meet — and here is the story of his loyalty and his guts, painting with blood a hostile sky, from which there is no returning! 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 Fight Classics
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. $2.99.

Six 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.

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RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #2 - Arriving in comic shops February 4!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

Following the fight to the death with one Sutekh’s demonic advance scouts, Red Sonja and her prize pupils, Lyla and Xoana, return to their school with the renegade priest Sefkh in tow. After the Stygian reveals that the half-human son of the serpent-god Set is marching forth to reclaim the world for his sire, Sonja realizes that the world is in peril. But before she can decide whether to come out of ‘retirement’ one last time, the school’s compound is attacked by The Eaters of the Dead—a legion of flesh-eating undead created by Sutekh from those who have dared to defy him. Now Red Sonja, her longtime companion, Yusuf, and her young pupils must battle not only hell-beasts and ghouls, but the terrifying Son of Set himself in a bloody fight for not only their lives, but their souls as well.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99







ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 6, NOV 1942-MAY 1943 
Now available and coming very soon to comic shops!
(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 Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Ghost Makers - New!
The Broken Napoleons - New!
The Black Circle
The House on the Ledge
The Fifth Napoleon
The Chinese Disks

Spectre Press: WORLDS OF THE UNKNOWN - Now available!

Features the second “Elak of Atlantis” story written by Adrian Cole.

A copy of WOTU 1 costs £10.00 plus £2.50 p&p. 

The easiest way of paying is to use email address - jon.harvey@talktalk.net - via PayPal. 

If you don't have a PayPal account, you can send a cheque, addressed to Jon Harvey at:
56 Mickle Hill
Sandhurst
Berkshire
GU47 8QU



Spectre Press  Review


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 - New!
Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)-Part Two - New!
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

Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth - Now available!
by Stephen Jones (Editor)

Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century’s  master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.

Trade paperback, 480 pages
List Price: $14.95









23 January 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.




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
 

Adventure House
Now available!

G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES #47

"Vengeance of the Vikings" by Robert J. Hogan


"A thousand years have not robbed these giants of their strength—a thousand deaths have not taken from them a will to fight! 
Who are these great monsters who roam the sky on lightning wings?  What power on earth can match them when their great swords cleave the sky?"

Cover Artist: Frederick Blakeslee

 
 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95



Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #140

Two Book Detective Magazine Special

 
"The Man Who Could Not Die" by H. Bedford-Jones
"What was the terrible secret that drove men to murder and women to commit suicide?"

"The Black Stone of Agharti" by Murray Leinster
"Thieving the most famous gem of the Far East from a Mongolian monastery is quite a job for an army—let alone a single white man."

 
 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 4/35

"Master of the Damned" by Robert Wallace
"A ruthless human fiend weaves a sinister pattern of grim murder and grisly horror in this exciting novel of thrills, suspense and action!"

"Chan Takes a Chance" by Harold de Polo
"Getaway" by Alfred I. Tooke
"Beginner's Luck" by Hapsburg Liebe
"Hot Governments" by Samuel Taylor

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Super-Detective Stories - 8/34

"Million Dollar Doom" by E. Hoffmann Price
"When a bullet crashed through his windshield, Gil Bartley knew he was marked for death.  A vivid, rapid-fire story of murder and extortion."

"The Purple Feather" by Earl W. Scott
"The House of Evil" by Mel Watt
"Rain of Death" by Nat Schachner
"The Scarred Hand" by Ernest M. Poate
"Minutes of Murder" by James P. Olsen
"Bullet Proof" by Alfred L. Tooke


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

 
Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 10/36

"The Tropic Terror" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Follow Dan Fowler's perilous trail as he hurls a defiant challenge to the evil power of the mysterious murderous tyrant of Puerto Rico."
 
"G-Smoke" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Guilty As Hell" by Col. William T. Cowin
"Death Alibi" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"The Scorpion's Sting" by Lee Fredricks

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in March!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 81: "Tunnel Terror" & "Once Over Lightly"
The pulps' legendary Man of Bronze returns in action-packed thrillers by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, a deadly fog envelopes men and transforms them into mummified corpses, threatening the construction of an important engineering project. Then, in "Once Over Lightly," the owner of a California resort is murdered, but the victim's own will could provide the clue to the mystery, in a rare adventure narrated in the first person! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Walter Swenson, and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-171-4 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 81 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151833.


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 March!

THE SHADOW Volume 94: "Q" & "Formula for Crime"
The Knight of Darkness hunts hidden crimelords in two thrilling mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, the only clue to the deadly crime wave engulfing Manhattan is a single wireless message typed out in Morse Code: "Q." Then, a brilliant mathematician invents a system to chart future crimes. Can The Shadow use the "Formula for Crime" to solve the mysterious "X" and unmask a criminal mastermind? BONUS: an ultra-rare classic from the Golden Age of Comics! This instant collector's item features both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Earl Mayan and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historians Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-172-1  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 94 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151834.


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 March!

THE SPIDER Volume 6: "City of Flaming Shadows" & "King of the Fleshless Legion"
The Pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster battles super-villains in two action-packed thrillers by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, the "Darkness" falls upon New York, turning the metropolis into a "City of Flaming Shadows." The Spider singlehandedly battles to save a populace praying for his destruction! Then, the Spider is blamed for the crimes of a deadly double, while he struggles to save the city from an epidemic of poison death perpetrated by the "King of the Fleshless Legion" 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) 978-1-60877-173-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SPIDER VOLUME 6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151835.


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!

Airship 27 Captain, Ron Fortier, talks New Pulp and what he and his flagship are up to in 2015!
Our good friend Ron Fortier begulies us with what is coming in 2015 from him, Airship 27, and New Pulp in general.  (Still no Captain Hazzard sequel yet but when you hear about all that hat Ron is doing you will know why!)  Good stuff coimning in 2015!
Past episodes:
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!
Raymond Benson on "The Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings"
Bobby Nash on The Domino Lady: Money Shot

Keith Shaw on iPulpFiction
Future Tense: Volume X of the Golden Age Universe
Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Chinese Puzzle
Will Murray and Joe Devito


The Atlantic Abomination [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
John Brunner (Author)


In The Atlantic Abomination, an exploratory expedition to the bottom of the ocean discovers the remnants of a long-lost civilization, and then, the enormous body of an alien being preserved for unknown millennia. An attempt to raise the body unleashes a horror beyond imagining as the creature revives from a long sleep and begins to exert control over men’s minds throughout the world. This is a classic SF horror story in the mode of John W. Campbell’s The Thing, the source material for SF thriller movies in the 1950s and again, via John Carpenter, in the 1980s.

For each generation, there is a writer meant to bend the rules of what we know. Hugo Award winner (Best Novel, Stand on Zanzibar) and British science fiction master John Brunner remains one of the most influential and respected authors of all time, and now many of his classic works are being reintroduced. For readers familiar with his vision, this is a chance to reexamine his thoughtful worlds and words, while for new readers, Brunner’s work proves itself the very definition of timeless.


Kindle Price:    $4.61

Thanks to Art Sippo for the tip!



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%
Note: You will need to manually specify what titles you desire in a note included on the Paypal checkout page. 

PICK 3, YOUR CHOICE
Pick any three titles originally priced at $19.95 each and pay only $45. A savings of 25%
Note: You will need to manually specify what titles you desire in a note included on the Paypal checkout page. 

Adventure by Frederick Nebel 2-pack!
A string of heroes battle headhunters, uncover mysteries in Singapore and battle secret jungle societies in these two collections,
Empire of the Devil and Flame Island, spanning 22 works including short novels, novelettes and short stories.
Normally retailing for $45, this two-pack is specially priced at $30. 
Historical Adventure by Hugh Pendexter 2-pack!
Lovers of historical adventure will appreciate these two period-set novels of life in early America,

Red Trails and The Shadow of the Tomahawk.
Normally retailing for $30, this two-pack is specially priced at $20.
Sax Rohmer Mysteries 3-Pack
The Voice of Kali, The Leopard Couch and The Green Spider—including multiple stories
never before available in the US!
Normally priced at $59 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $40. A savings of more than 30%! 
Singapore Sammy by George Worts 2-pack!
Singapore Sammy gives readers a thrill in these two collections of his roaring adventures,
South of Sulu and The Python Pit.
Normally retailing for $40, this two-pack is specially priced at $30. 
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%!
Spicy Western 3-Pack
Lust of the Lawless, Trail of the Snake and Nomad's Trail.
Normally priced at $37 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $27.
Creeping Terror 4-Pack
The Man from Hell, The People of the Pit, The Surgeon of Souls and Demons of the Night. Collections guaranteed to unnerve you.
Normally priced at $68 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $50.
G-Men Galore 2-Pack
Shock Troops of Justice and Bring 'Em Back Dead.
Normally priced at $50 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Fly the Killer Skies 2-Pack
Wings of War—The Adventure of the Lone Eagle by F.E. Rechnitzer and The Skull Squadron by Lester Dent.
Normally priced at $45 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Early Science Fiction 2-Pack
The Man Who Found Zero and The Space Annihilator.
Normally priced at $33 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $24.50.
Bedford-Jones 2-Pack
Two of our best-selling titles—The Golden Goshawk and The Master of Dragons.
Normally priced at $20 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $15.

Science Fiction Lost Classics by George Allan England 2-pack!
The Empire in the Air
A super-science epic . . . ahead of its time."—Sam Moskowitz

Strange flying globes-unfathomable aliens from the Fourth Dimension- appear suddenly over major cities, raining destruction and death on defenseless millions!
When all hope seems lost, a small team of scientists and airmen—and a daredevil flyer captured by the invaders—rally the planet's primitive air forces for a last, desperate battle to preserve mankind and its civilization.

The Nebula of Death
Earth's impending passage through a strange cosmic nebula will destroy the ability of all plant life to grow and reproduce, dooming mankind to an agonizing starvation.
Standing between life and death for the entire planet are scientist Edwin Allison, stenographer Jeanne Ward, and the brilliant but dangerously eccentric Alexis Vroon, who will be humanity's savior—or its willing executioner!
Normally retailing for $50, this two-pack is specially priced at $30.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE ALL OF THE SALE ITEMS!









BLACK WINGS IV - Coming in February / March!
Edited by S. T. Joshi

“If anything has become evident in the first three volumes of the Black Wings series,” editor S. T. Joshi tells us in his Introduction to Black Wings IV, “it is that the Lovecraftian idiom is endlessly malleable, and suited to a variety of genres and subgenres. H. P. Lovecraft, although a strong proponent of what he called ‘weird fiction,’ himself spanned a surprisingly wide spectrum of genres in his own brief career, starting out as a writer of relatively conventional tales of the macabre and gradually expanding his scope to embrace the literature of cosmicism—a distinctive fusion of science fiction and horror that has become his signature contribution to the field. Today, we can find Lovecraftian elements in stories ranging from hard-boiled crime to pure fantasy, and this volume displays the extent to which motifs, themes, and imagery from Lovecraft’s tales can infiltrate tales that would otherwise have little relationship to one another.”

S. T. JOSHI is the author of The Weird Tale (University of Texas Press, 1990), The Modern Weird Tale (McFarland, 2001), and other critical and biographical studies. His award-winning biography, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (Necronomicon Press, 1996), has been expanded and updated as I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press, 2010).

Joshi has edited Lovecraft’s stories, essays, letters, and revisions, as well as works by Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, and other writers. His two-volume treatise, Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (PS Publishing, 2012), has won a World Fantasy Award.

Limited: 300 numbered hardcovers signed by all contributors, in slipcase: $85
Trade: Unsigned hardcover, in dust jacket: $45


Table of Contents
Half Lost in Shadow—W. H. Pugmire
The Rasping Absence—Richard Gavin
Black Ships Seen South of Heaven—Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Dark Sea Within— Jason V Brock
Sealed by the Moon —Gary Fry
Broken Sleep—Cody Goodfellow
A Prism of Darkness—Darrell Schweitzer
Night of the Piper—Ann K. Schwader
We Are Made of Stars—Jonathan Thomas
Trophy—Melanie Tem
Contact—John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey
Cult of the Dead—Lois H. Gresh
Dark Redeemer—Will Murray
In the Event of Death—Simon Strantzas
Revival—Stephen Woodworth
The Wall of Asshur-sin—Donald Tyson
Fear Lurks Atop Tempest Mount—Charles Lovecraft



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!

Viva THRILLING WONDER STORIES! - New!
Happy Birthday, Two-Gun Bob! - New!
Windy City 2015 Film Program
- New!
The Overstock Sale Has Ended
Additions to Collectibles Page
THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER SAMPLER: Now Available!

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #19 - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

In the heart of the jungle, as reality rips apart around them, Captain Midnight and his old sidekick Chuck Ramsey engage in a deadly grudge match! The fate of all reality rests on Cap's shoulders as the time-displaced hero gets his first view into the mysterious "Otherspace" and must stop Chuck before another dimension comes crashing down on them.

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99




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

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale April 29

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #22 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150035.



CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 4: CRASH AND BURN TP - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), Freddie Williams II and Jeremy Roberts (Cover)

Reeling from the death of one friend and the betrayal of another, Captain Midnight ponders what the world needs more: the brawn of a superhero or the brains of his civilian identity, genius inventor Jim Albright. But the madman responsible for the assassination of Arcadia's police chief, Tempus, has escaped prison! Addicted to technology, Tempus wants Captain Midnight's inventions . . . and he'll happily kill to get them! Captain Midnight Volume 4 collects issues #12-15 of the ongoing superhero epic!

Full Color, 112 pages, $14.99






THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 11: NIGHTMARE AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in June!
James Owsley (Writer), Geof Isherwood (Art), George Roussos (Color), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)

While King Conan sets out to search for his lost son, Conn, and prevent a devastating war with the powerful nation of Khitai, darkness descends on his kingdom. The demon sorcerer Thoth-Amon has returned to usurp Conan’s throne . . . with Prince Taurus as his willing foot slave! Collects Conan the King #51–#55.

Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99, On sale June 24

THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 11 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150097.



CONAN THE AVENGER #10 - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Anthony Palumbo (Cover)

Conan pursues the fabled treasure that started him on a long and dangerous journey. However, a terrible foe also has his eyes on the prize. Can Conan beat him to it?!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





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

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale April 29

CONAN THE AVENGER #13 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150095.




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

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 8

CONAN / RED SONJA #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150096.





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

New chapter of Mike Grell’s Tarzan!

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

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


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale April 15

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #9 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150032.




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

Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1938)  - New!
SHADOW COMICS 46, 47 & 48 (1945)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: Belarski on ACES (1931)  - New!
Forgotten Spicy Western Stories: TOO MANY MAVERICKS by James A. Lawson
Overlooked Films (etc.) of 2014 (etc.)
Forgotten Books of 2014 (and before)

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

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

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

DJANGO/ZORRO #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151314
(Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151315 (Francavilla cover).



Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
 All New Comic Strips created exclusively for ERB, Inc.
You can subscribe for only $1.99 / month

 The Outlaw of Torn
Before Tarzan... there was Norman of Torn.
His origin cloaked in mystery, he is misguided by an evil force... all the while building the most powerful army in England.
In English and Spanish!


Norman's story begins in 1243, during the power struggle between King Henry III and the KIng's brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. At 17, Norman of Torn was the Greatest Swordsman in England, at 18  he had a large bounty on his head, and at 19 he was the leader of the most powerful and ruthless army in the land. And, the outlaw Norman of Torn becomes the most feared warrior of all England.

Raised and taught by the French fencing master, Jules de Vac, Norman was trained to be a simple, brutal, English-hating, killing machine. The only influence over him, besides de Vac, is a Priest who taught Norman his letters and chivalry towards women. But, the Priest was found mysteriously murdered in his cottage.

In another guise, that of Roger de Conde, Norman becomes involved with de Montfort's daughter, Bertrade – defending her against her and her father’s enemies. She notes in him a curious resemblance to the English King’s son and heir, Prince Edward.

As Norman begins to sense his true origins, de Vac turns against Norman – costing de Vac his life. The fencing master had kidnapped Norman as a child to serve as the vehicle of vengeance against the King. As de Vac dies, he reveals Norman's true origins. With his identity known, can Norman still be sure of winning the hand of Bertrade, daughter of Simon de Montfort, the King’s mortal enemy?

When Edgar Rice Burroughs first established himself as a writer with Under the Moons of Mars / A Princess of Mars in early1912, he was asked by his publisher, Thomas Metcalf of All Story Magazine, to write another story and to center it in medieval times. He did so, submitting The Outlaw of Torn. After three rewrites, it was still rejected by Metcalf. But he was told to not give up and to write something else. His next novel was Tarzan of The Apes which established Burroughs' writing career. The Outlaw of Torn was finally published as a five part serial in New Story Magazine in early 1914, but it wasn’t published in book form until 1927. This is one of only two historical novels Mr. Burroughs wrote, the other being I Am a Barbarian, set in Caligula's Rome and first published in 1967 – seventeen years after Mr. Burroughs' death.


 
Fourteen additional strips are 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 Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



ECOF   Registration Form   Schedule (Tentative)

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jungle Tales of Tarzan HC & Ltd. HC
BEFORE JANE, HE WAS ALREADY A LEGEND!
Coming in June!

Martin Powell (Writer), Diana Leto (Art), Pablo Marcos (Art), Lowell Isaac (Art), Will Meugniot (Art), Nik Poliwko (Art), Steven E. Gordon (Art), Jamie Chase (Art), Terry Beatty (Art), Mark Wheatley (Art), Sergio Cariello (Art), Tomás Aranda (Art), Carlos Argüello (Art), Thomas Floyd (Art), Thomas Yeates (Art), Steve Price (Art), and Daren Bader (Cover)

Sequential Pulp delivers twelve stories from twelve dynamic artists in a brand-new Tarzan anthology based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic pulp novel Jungle Tales of Tarzan. These vine-swinging tales, a cherished contribution to the Tarzan canon, all take place before Tarzan rises to lead his ape tribe!

• Get ready for the 2016 motion picture!
• Limited edition signed by three of Burroughs’s descendants.

Hardcover, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 144 pages, $19.99, On sale June 3
Limited Edition Hardcover, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 144 pages, $49.99, On sale June 3
 
JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150109 (Hardcover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB150110 (Limited Hardcover).
  
















E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is "Noose of Death" from the July 1, 1939 issue of The Shadow Magazine

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

"Moonlight Saving" by E. O. Umsted from EXCITING DETECTIVE, Fall (August), 1940
Ed Farrell, Insurance Detective, Stalks a Murdering Saboteur Through a Sinister Maze of Political Corruption!
"Keep Your Gun" by Robert Sidney Bowen from SKY FIGHTERS, Spring, 1948
When the bank refused to lend Joe Jansen money for his flying business, he had to get it through - a robbery!
"Two Murders-$4,000" by O. B. Myers from POPULAR DETECTIVE, November, 1948
Tragedy Stalks Romance When a Gambler Takes a Long Chance!


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
BLOOD FEUD by Jack Tunney

Dubai, 2015…David Garrett never could walk away from a fight. Even when a covert mission to nab a terrorist went wrong, leaving fellow CIA agents dead and Garrett holding the bag, he had to be forced to stand down.

Angry and disillusioned, he returned to his native Chicago where he engaged in off-the-books bouts for money, settled scores and made new enemies. Still, the unfinished business eats at him. Then Melissa, his former lover and fellow CIA agent, surfaces. She tells him one of the men responsible for the debacle in Iraq has surfaced. Like Garrett, the man is a fighter and on the card for an exhibition bout in Dubai. Would Garrett come back for one last mission? Garrett never could walk away from a fight. Even one that could kill him…



Kindle Price:  $2.99 



FLASH GORDON #8 - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

This is the end. The final issue by super-team Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, and Jordie Bellaire! Flash, Dale, and Zarkov may have finally figured out a way back to Earth! But will Ming’s forces follow? Are their adventures over? Find out in the astounding final issue of Flash Gordon!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 26




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 - Now online!

Ed Emshwiller & Mel Hunter ~ Christmas Covers
The Shadow by Michael W. Kaluta
The Shadow ~ misc
The Shadow 1932-1949 ~ cover art by George & Jerome Rozen and Graves Gladney



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

Now available for pre-order!

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. 



Hermes Press
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 8: 1947-1948 HC

(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (Cover) Wilson McCoy
Coming in May!

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom dailies continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. The Phantom set the standard for action, adventure, intrigue, and romance in adventure comic strips and comic books. Included in this volume are three complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "The Devil Road," "The Girls (Lady Luck)," and "The Masked Marvel."  Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs. A special color section with historical essay is included.

Hardcover, 9x12, 228 pages, Partial Color, $50.00, On sale May 27


THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 8 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151471.


 

Hermes Press
THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES: THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 4HC

(Writer) Joe Gill, Giovanni Fiorentini (Art) Pat Boyette & Various (Cover) Frank Bolle
Coming in May!

The mid-1970s comic book adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color!  The Charlton comic book version of the grand-daddy of costumed heroes, The Ghost Who Walks, is available again, digitally remastered to look better than the original books.  This volume presents the last efforts of stalwart Pat Boyette together story artwork by Mario Pedrazzi, Sante D'Amico, and Frank Bolle.  Also featured is an exhaustive essay on the artists who created these books and other special features. Reprints issues #57 through #65; cover artwork by Frank Bolle, stories by Joe Gill and Giovanni Fiorentini; artwork by Pat Boyette, Mario Pedrazzi; Sante D'Amico, and Frank Bolle.

Hardcover, 7x10, 224 pages, Full Color, $50.00
, On sale May 27

THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SERIES: THE CHARLTON YEARS VOLUME 4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151472.



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

The battle for Barsoom reaches its climax as John Carter and the villainous Captain Joshua Clark face off in a winner-take-all duel to the death! But even if John Carter triumphs, will he be too late to save his beloved Dejah Thoris? The critically acclaimed relaunch by writer Ron Marz and artist Abhishek Malsuni reaches the end of its first arc, and sets the stage for all the epic adventures to come!

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

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #6 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151321
(Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151322 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151323 (Luppachine cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151324 (Subscription variant cover).



   
 


JUSTICE, INC. #6 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
Written by Michael Uslan, art by Giovanni Timpano, covers by Alex Ross; Francesco Francavilla; Gabriel Hardman; Ardian Syaf.

Out of tragedy, a hero is born! Richard Henry Benson must make the hardest choices imaginable, as he tracks down his family's murderers one by one.  Who shall live and who must die? In a shaky alliance with The Shadow, who deems himself judge, jury and executioner, and Doc Savage, who wishes only to serve mankind, The Avenger must finally declare his own ideology and methodology. Will justice be served… or will the malevolent John Sunlight and The Voodoo Master prevail?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 
 
 



KING CONAN'S COFFERS: AQUILONIAN GOLDEN LUNA COIN - Coming in April! 

Understanding the need for leadership, reluctantly, Conan agreed to let his image be made upon the large golden "Luna" coin of the kingdom of Aquilonia, subject only to his demand that his face be not smiling nor made beautiful, and that his sigil Amra the Lion be displayed proudly upon the other side of the coin, and to be made even more prominent. This coin recreates the coin from the world of Robert E. Howard.

$32.00


KING CONAN'S COFFERS: AQUILONIA GOLDEN LUNA COIN is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB152588.


 Shire Post Mint


KING CONAN'S COFFERS: CROM COUNTS THE DEAD COIN - Coming in April! 

This coin represents the Cimmerian Diety, Crom, whose chief function is to count the dead in battle. The obverse bears a skull, while the reverse depicts a stylized vulture and the inscription "Crom Counts The Dead" inscribed in runes.

$7.00


KING CONAN'S COFFERS: CROM CUNTS THE DEAD COIN is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB152589.





KING CONAN'S COFFERS: STYGIAN LUNAR COIN - Coming in April! 

This ancient oblong coin of fabled Stygia depicts the Moon Goddess on obverse, in portrait mode, holding two vipers in her hand, signifying control of commerce and war. The reverse side is in landscape mode and features the serpent-god Set. This side depicts the spirit world where demons lurk, spells are cast, and where the mighty serpent-god that disgorged the universe waits.

$16.00


KING CONAN'S COFFERS: STYGIAN LUNAR COIN is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB152590.



 Shire Post Mint

KING CONAN'S COFFERS: STYGIAN COPPER SCROLL COIN - Coming in April! 

This coin is a small denomination "Scroll" coin from Stygia, in the sorcery trade primarily for the purpose of buying and selling spells and potions. On obverse is the double headed snake symbol of Thulsa Doom, with an inscription in Meriotic heiroglyphs. On reverse is a scroll inscribed with magic spells.

$7.00


KING CONAN'S COFFERS: STYGIAN COPPER SCROLL COIN is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB152591.


Shire Post Mint

 


KING: FLASH GORDON #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
(Writer) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (Art) Lee Ferguson (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“He’s nothing but a man!” Welcome to the KING, full of UNCANNY PLANETS and ENORMOUS EXPLOSIONS and FURIOUS HOLOGRAMS and IMPOSSIBLE BRAVERY and GALACTIC HEISTS and SAVAGE GUERILLAS and MYSTERIOUS FLOBOTANIM and MASSIVE HANGOVERS and GRINNING IMPOSSIBILITY! GET PUMPED for ASTOUNDING FUN by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and LEE FERGUSON (G.I. Joe) with a connecting KING cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99






KING: FLASH GORDON #4 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (Art) Lee Ferguson (Cover) Jonathan Lau

ALL-OUT UNDERWATER WAR! Ming is willing to destroy an entire planet to kill Flash! Will our heroes be able to raise an army in time to destroy the Merciless’ plan…or is this the end of The Man From Earth?

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

KING: FLASH GORDON #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151276.




KING: JUNGLE JIM #4 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Paul Tobin (Art) Sandy Jarrell (Cover) Jonathan Lau

The chips are down and there’s only one thing Jim can to to save the day: HE GOTTA GET THE JUNGLE (hic) DRUNK! Jump on for (hic) humongous battles filled with lasers and (hic) Beast-Men and Hawkmen and Snake-Ladies and seriously, Jim gets the jungle (hic) drunk.

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 22

KING: JUNGLE JIM #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB11292.




KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #4 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jeremy Treece (Cover) Jonathan Lau

The world’s greatest magician MUST stop the galaxy’s most powerful demon from crushing the world. To be clear: This is a completely impossible task, but by golly, MANDRAKE’S GONNA TRY!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 29

KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151280.





KING: THE PHANTOM #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
(Writer) Brian Clevinger (Art) Brent Schoonover (Cover) Darwyn Cooke

“What IS The Phantom?” Welcome to the KING, full of TWO-FISTED SCRAPPING and RUGGED COURAGE and UNSTOPPABLE PURPOSE and DARING INFILTRATION and BREAKNECK COMBAT and INDESTRUCTIBLE LEGACY and GHOSTS…WHO…WALK! Prepare yourself for BULLETPROOF BRAWLING by BRIAN CLEVINGER (Atomic Robo) and BRENT SCHOONOVER (Adventures of Superman) with a connecting King cover by comic legend DARWYN COOKE!

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99



KING: THE PHANTOM #4 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Brian Clevinger (Art) Brent Schoonover (Cover) Jonathan Lau

The Phantom x 2! The new Walker heir has (begrudgingly) accepted the purple, just in time for final showdown with Singh and his entire organization! There will be lots. And lots. And lots and lots and LOTS of bad guys with skill ring scars on their faces.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 22

KING: THE PHANTOM #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151288.





KING: PRINCE VALIANT #4 (OF 4) - Coming in April!
(Writer) Nate Cosby (Art) Ron Salas (Cover) Jonathan Lau

The entire universe is in peril. Trillions of lives at stake. There’s an omniscient and omnipotent darkness coming. It has never lost a battle. But don’t worry…Prince Valiant has a sword…

Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 29

KING: PRINCE VALIANT #3 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151284.




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

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


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

LADY RAWHIDE / LADY ZORRO #2 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151328.




MASKS 2 #1 (OF 8) - Coming in April! 
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Eman Casallos (Cover) A: Butch Guice; B: Jae Lee

The Shadow. The Green Hornet and Kato. Black Terror. These are just a few masked vigilantes drawn into a mystery that spans the decades – a plot that threatens our society again and again. With the devastating power to kill thousands of people in a matter of seconds, the Red Death is a villain who may be impossible to stop. It will take more than a dozen masked heroes from three different time periods to stop this madwoman from bringing the world to its knees!

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99
, On sale April 01

MASKS 2 #1 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151230 (Guice cover).

The Diamond Item Code is FEB151231 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151232 (Subscription variant cover).


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


Worlds of Tomorrow  - New!
The Mind Master - New!
Protection For Hire
Happy Thanksgiving



OLD VENUS - Coming 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


Operation Longlife [Kindle Edition] - Now available!
E. Hoffmann Price (Author)


A Doc Savage pastiche!

In the 21st century, Avery Jarvis "Doc" Brandon lived in luxurious seclusion on subtropical Nameless Island. An immensely wealthy gene-engineer who dabbled in illegal baby-making, Doc was 186 years of age and looked 35. But a storm loomed on the horizon. Bureaucrats had blundered across Doc's real age. They wanted his "secret discovery" and would undertake anything -- including kidnapping, blackmail, and murder -- to get it!

Kindle Price:    $3.99

Thanks to Art Sippo for the tip!


Planetary Stories Anniversary Issue - Now online and updated with new stories!

Planetary Stories #32

Cover designed by ShelVy

THE FORSYTHE by Johann Kuester
She was a talented space tug captain, and much, much more!

EASY MONEY by Johnny Sachu
It was easy money -- with deadly strings attached

CAPTAIN POPS by J Eckert Lytle
He was a successful space ship captain, and had been for years...and years...and years....

AUTOEXEC.BAT by Gerd Maximovic
An award-winning author from Germany joins us


FLAG by Martyn Osmundsen
The archives of a lost civilization were found on a planet in the Delta Quadrant

THE FIRE CHIEF AND MARGHARITA  by Gerd Maximovic
Proving there is more to outer space than distant planets

ALL HAIL THUGBERT! by Matthew Senkowski
How the world was saved.


WONDERLUST For unique fantasy

Pulp Spirit #22

COVER
Cover by Jim Garrison

A TWIST OF WIRE by J Comer
They were locked in a cell, when flames began to spread

PUT AWAY DEAD  by Shelby Vick
There was a big reward, but there were also caves and dynamite


THE GREEN BAGEL by Martyn Osmundsen
. . . and then, to their surprise, there was a new superhero!

FRANKENSTEIN AND COMPANY by Gerd Maximovic   
A humorous look at what became of Frankenstein and all the others




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.







Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Fables For Little Folk by Robert E. Howard - New!
Marchers of Valhalla by Robert E. Howard - New!
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!

G-Man Companion - New!
Three Go Back - New!
Fading Shadows Presents NEW PULP - New!
Tom's Top Five Kindle Book Sales
54th Anniversary
Blood Curse


         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   - New!
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


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

Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp’ - New!
Three books for Shadow fans
- New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Zine of Bronze’
The Crimson Clown

‘The New Adventures of the Man in Purple’
‘The Big Book of Bronze, Vol. 6′
Pulp comics: Marvel’s Shadow
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s Doc Savage
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


Ramble House
Now available!

THE PLACE OF HAIRY DEATH And Other Stories
 Anthony M. Rud
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #39

 
Perhaps best-known for having the cover feature in the very first issue of Weird Tales, Anthony M. Rud was one of the most dependable authors of the 1920s and 1930s for general adventure fiction. He visited the realm of the macabre on only a few occasions, but, whenever he did so the result was memorable. This is the first of two collections assembling all of his weird fiction, including two weird menace novels featuring his detective Jigger Masters. Prepare yourselves for not only "the tale of a thousand thrills", but other great material from Anthony M. Rud.

Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

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



RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #4 - Coming in April!
(Writer) Nancy A. Collins, Luke Lieberman (Art) Fritz Casas
(Cover) Jay Anacleto, Walter Geovani

Sutekh’s evil continues to spread as the Son of Set marches on the mightiest of the Hyborian Kingdoms. Meanwhile, Red Sonja–thanks to divine intervention from her patron goddess, Scáthach–has undergone a sea change that both surprises and alarms her comrades-in-arms.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 1

RED SONJA: VULTURE'S CIRCLE #4 is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB15
1335 (Anacleto cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151336 (Geovani cover).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB151337 (Subscription variant cover).






The Saint - The Complete Series - Coming May 26 in the U.S. and April 21 in Canada!

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 1960's 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.


THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 18 TP  - Arriving in comic shops January 28!
Charles Dixon (Writer), Doug Murray (Writer), Larry Yakata (Writer), Michael Docherty (Pencils), Ernie Chan (Pencils/Inks), and Doug Beekman (Cover)

Taken prisoner in far-flung Zamora, Conan is discovered to resemble the land's demigod of legend, prophesied to return to champion Zamora in war. Conan is paid handsomely to lead "his" people, but finds that battle against countless enemies is to be preferred to facing the wrath of an angry god! Collects Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #181-190.

560 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on January 21.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Black Circle
The House on the Ledge
The Fifth Napoleon
The Chinese Disks

Spectre Press: WORLDS OF THE UNKNOWN - Now available!

Features the second “Elak of Atlantis” story written by Adrian Cole.

A copy of WOTU 1 costs £10.00 plus £2.50 p&p. 

The easiest way of paying is to use email address - jon.harvey@talktalk.net - via PayPal. 

If you don't have a PayPal account, you can send a cheque, addressed to Jon Harvey at:
56 Mickle Hill
Sandhurst
Berkshire
GU47 8QU



Spectre Press  Review


Tales of the Dark Avenger: Star Witness in 3D - New Kickstarter project!

Tales of the  Dark Avenger: Star Witness is the third film in my Tales of the Dark Avenger series. It's a great, pulpy thriller that starts with the murder of a would-be mob informant. A college student witnesses the murder and goes into hiding. The mob, the cops, a sleazy bounty hunter, a tough-talking P.I., and the masked vigilante known as the Dark Avenger engage in an action-packed race against time to find her.

This is intended to be the first full-length Dark Avenger 3-D feature, and it uses the process to it's maximum, with full, deep depth and wild, out of the screen 3-D effect shots. It's being shot using state of the art HD 3-D camcorders and will be released to theaters in both an anaglyphic (red/cyan) 3-D format and in a full digital 3D DCP, as well as being released on 3D Blu Ray.

The movie is scheduled to shoot from April 18-May 23, with a big karate fight sequence set to be shot after several additional weeks of rehearsal on June 20. It will film in and around the city of Philadelphia. Most of the actors are trained stage actors and all of them are very talented. I've worked with many of them before, so they're reliable, too.

The $25,000 budget I'm asking for is mostly for additional costuming, paying for specific locations--the mob boss's place, for instance--and props including the various weapons used in the film (guns, switchblades, assorted karate weapons). It will also be used for the various blood and gore effects in the movie. Finally, it will also be used to make up DCPs for theatrical showings and film festivals, as well as mastering and making the 3D Blu Ray edition. My plan is to get the film showings not only in film festivals, but by four-walling the movie, specifically targeting midnight showings as I intend for this to be a midnight movie type of production.





TARZAN OMNIBUS - Coming in June!
Various (Writers/Artists)

Dark Horse’s contributions to the Lord of the Jungle shine in this collection of previously uncollected stories!

Tarzan fights for Jane’s life, races against Nazis in search of a powerful artifact, encounters classic characters from Victorian literature, and battles Martians! Collects Tarzan #1–#20 and Tarzan: A Tale of Mugambi!


• From comics greats Bruce Jones, Thomas Yeates, Al Williamson, Timothy Truman, and more!
• Over 500 pages of jungle adventure!
• Includes series covers by Bernie Wrightson, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Mark Schultz, and John Totleben!


Trade Paperback, 6″ x 9″, Full Color, 512 pages, $24.99, On sale June 17

TARZAN OMNIBUS is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150111.



TARZAN: THE ORIGINAL DAILIES HC
Hal Foster, Rex Maxon


The first 300 daily Tarzan comics ever produced, all in one place! LOAC Essentials brings you all of Hal Foster’s first comics work, reproduced from ERB’s syndicate proofs. In addition, this book includes “The Return of Tarzan,” “Beasts of Tarzan,” and “Son of Tarzan,” each drawn by Rex Maxon.

Hardcover, B&W, 
320 pages, 11.5” x 4.25”, $29.99

TARZAN: THE ORIGINAL DAILIES is solicited in the February PREVIEWS (Available January 28).
The Diamond Item Code is FEB150457.




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 One - New!
The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights
Lee Brown Coye and The Blair Witch Project
Weird Tales Books
A.J. Mordtmann (1839-1912)  
Skulls and Skeletons on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Ghosts on the Cover of Weird Tales  

THAT IS NOT DEAD edited by Darrell Schweitzer
Now available for pre-order!


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

PS Publishing


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.

Steve Alten is the New York Times and International bestselling author of fourteen novels, including the MEG series about Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 100,000 pound prehistoric cousin of the Great White shark and Domain trilogy, a series about the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 doomsday prophecy. His work has been published in over 30 countries and is being used in thousands of middle and high school curriculum as part of Adopt-An-Author, a free teen reading program, which he founded with teachers back in 1999.


Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Rebel Press
List price: $24.95




Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth - Arriving  in book stores January 27!
by Stephen Jones (Editor)

Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century’s  master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.

Trade paperback, 480 pages
List Price: $14.95



X-Files - Fox confirms talks regarding a return to series television!

Fox’s is looking to bring back drama series 'The X-Files' with David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson to return as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
There have been no creative discussions yet about what that new series might be.

Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman has confirmed chatter that the network is in talks for a new installment of Chris Carter’s cult supernatural drama. Newman went on to say he was “hopeful” about the outcome.











16 January 2015

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 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!


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.




Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #140

Two Book Detective Magazine Special

 
"The Man Who Could Not Die" by H. Bedford-Jones
"What was the terrible secret that drove men to murder and women to commit suicide?"

"The Black Stone of Agharti" by Murray Leinster
"Thieving the most famous gem of the Far East from a Mongolian monastery is quite a job for an army—let alone a single white man."

 
 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - 4/35

"Master of the Damned" by Robert Wallace
"A ruthless human fiend weaves a sinister pattern of grim murder and grisly horror in this exciting novel of thrills, suspense and action!"

"Chan Takes a Chance" by Harold de Polo
"Getaway" by Alfred I. Tooke
"Beginner's Luck" by Hapsburg Liebe
"Hot Governments" by Samuel Taylor

 
 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Super-Detective Stories - 8/34

"Million Dollar Doom" by E. Hoffmann Price
"When a bullet crashed through his windshield, Gil Bartley knew he was marked for death.  A vivid, rapid-fire story of murder and extortion."

"The Purple Feather" by Earl W. Scott
"The House of Evil" by Mel Watt
"Rain of Death" by Nat Schachner
"The Scarred Hand" by Ernest M. Poate
"Minutes of Murder" by James P. Olsen
"Bullet Proof" by Alfred L. Tooke


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95

 
Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 10/36

"The Tropic Terror" by C.K.M. Scanlon
"Follow Dan Fowler's perilous trail as he hurls a defiant challenge to the evil power of the mysterious murderous tyrant of Puerto Rico."
 
"G-Smoke" by Robert Sidney Bowen
"Guilty As Hell" by Col. William T. Cowin
"Death Alibi" by Donald Bayne Hobart
"The Scorpion's Sting" by Lee Fredricks

 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Airship 27 Productions
AIRSHIP 27 – THE PODCAST!
Now available!

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 will be 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 guest 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!


Airship 27 Productions
SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERIES By I.A. Watson
Now available on Kindle only!

Airship 27 Productions is delighted to present for the time ever, seven of award winning writer, I.A. Watson’s fabulous Sherlock Holmes adventures.   This first volume, available only on Kindle, collects Watson’s first six Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson tales that have appeared in the first six volumes of Airship 27 Productions’ bestselling series,
“Sherlock Holmes – Consulting Detective.”

“I.A. Watson has had a new story in each volume of “Consulting Detective,” since its inception,” reports Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor.  “In fact his third entry in the series, ‘The Last Deposit’ won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story.  So we are extremely excited to be putting all these amazing stories together for our Kindle readers.”

As an added bonus, Airship 27 Productions is including an eight and brand new, never before published adventure, “The Adventure of the Fading Light.”  That makes this digital book twice the size of the regular volumes for the exact same price.

This Kindle collection also features all the original illustrations by Pulp Factory Award winning artist, and Airship 27 Productions Art Director, Rob Davis.

“I.A. Watson’s Holmes stories are meticulously researched and set in the established Arthur Conan Doyle canon,” Fortier added.  “I know of no current writer who research his work as much as I.A. Watson and his stories are a pure light.”


Available now at Amazon  on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
GUN GLORY

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to be kicking off our new production year with the release of an old fashion western novel by veteran writer, R.A. Jones.

Young Jason Mankiller never believed his surname was an omen of his future until the Civil War broke out and he joined the Union Army.  Fate took to him the fields of Gettysburg.  By the time the battle ended, he was sitting atop a small rise surrounded by the bodies of dozens of Confederate troopers.  Days later, while drunk, his fellow soldiers had tears of blood tattooed onto his face.  From that day forward, the Man Who Cried Blood’s reputation spread far and wide.

Ten years later, Jason Mankiller is in Ft. Rogers, Texas, hoping to find a job and bury his past.  But the blood tattoo won’t let him escape the gunfighter’s trail.  Writer R.A. Jones delivers an old fashion western adventure in the grand tradition of Max Brand and Louis L’Amour.  Here are pioneering men and women facing the birth of a new American destiny that will demand their blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice.  For Jason Mankiller, that promise of a better life will be claimed at the end of a smoking gun.

“Gun Glory is a project R.A. Jones has wanted to write for a long time,” explains Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “A straight out, traditional western melodrama as has been a staple of American literature for decades. Capturing the feel of those classic western writers of the 40s and 50s.  It’s a great book and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to our readers.”

“Gun Glory” features a cover painting by Graham Hill and interior illustrations by Neil T. Foster, with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis.

Now available at Amazon.com


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 91: "The Red Menace" & "The Black Circle"
The Shadow proves that "crime does not pay" in two rare mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant" from the first and final years of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE. First, secrets from the Dark Avenger's wartime activities behind Russian lines are revisited as The Shadow confronts "The Red Menace" of a masked revolutionary whose political machinations threaten the Free World. Then, "The Black Circle" is the secret token behind society robberies directed by The Voice in the penultimate Shadow pulp novel! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by Jerome and George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-164-6 Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SPIDER Volume 5: "The City Destroyer" & "The Pain Emperor"
The Pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two action-packed 1935 thrillers by Norvell Page that foreshadowed a classic SPIDER-MAN storyline. First, ruthless racketeers destroy bridges and skyscrapers, slaughtering thousands of innocents! Can the Spider unmask "The City Destroyer" before more lives are sacrificed by this murderous maniac? Then, thousands of women are hideously scarred by tainted cosmetics while American families are poisoned at their supper tables! Only Richard Wentworth can stop the deadly carnage and bring an end to the vicious plots of "The Pain Emperor." This double novel pulp reprint features the original color covers by John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-160-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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


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

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 printers and shipping later this month!

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
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


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


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!

Jeff Deischer Cold War Thriller: High Hopes
Veteran pulp writer Jeff Deischer adds a new volume to his Agent John Sterling Series - High Hopes.  Jeff channels Ian Fleming in this Bondesque thriller.  A new and deadly drug has invaded the underside of England's drug culture and Agent Sterling is sent to discover the source and neutralize it.  But he comes up against one of the most powerful and deadly opponents he has ever faced: The Spartan!
Past episodes:
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!
Raymond Benson on "The Black Stiletto: Endings and Beginnings"
Bobby Nash on The Domino Lady: Money Shot

Keith Shaw on iPulpFiction
Future Tense: Volume X of the Golden Age Universe
Chuck Miller- The Black Centipede and more
Rick Lai on H. P. Lovecraft
Chinese Puzzle
Will Murray and Joe Devito


Black Bat Action Figure - Now available!

The Nemo Publishing collection has added a Black Bat action figure.

The eight-inch figure is created in a retro style harkening back to the figures created by the Mego Corporation in the 1970s.
The Black Bat figure was made by Jay Piscopo and Paul Clarke reworking the 1939 hero.
Piscopo is the author and illustrator of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli graphic novel series, he’s also created spin-offs The Sea Ghost and Commander X All-Star Special.

“I’m a huge fan of the Black Bat,” Piscopo said. “He is an interesting character and has a fascinating place in pop culture history with Batman and Daredevil. It’s exciting to have him included on the Nemo Toys roster. His look translates into the new Mego style extremely well. I’m looking forward to offering more pulp and golden age characters like him in the future.”

Beginning Monday, January 5, 2015 and running through February 16 all action figures except for Sea Ghost will be on sale for $15 in a special online sale exclusively through www.captneli.com.






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%
Note: You will need to manually specify what titles you desire in a note included on the Paypal checkout page. 

PICK 3, YOUR CHOICE
Pick any three titles originally priced at $19.95 each and pay only $45. A savings of 25%
Note: You will need to manually specify what titles you desire in a note included on the Paypal checkout page. 

Adventure by Frederick Nebel 2-pack!
A string of heroes battle headhunters, uncover mysteries in Singapore and battle secret jungle societies in these two collections,
Empire of the Devil and Flame Island, spanning 22 works including short novels, novelettes and short stories.
Normally retailing for $45, this two-pack is specially priced at $30. 
Historical Adventure by Hugh Pendexter 2-pack!
Lovers of historical adventure will appreciate these two period-set novels of life in early America,

Red Trails and The Shadow of the Tomahawk.
Normally retailing for $30, this two-pack is specially priced at $20.
Sax Rohmer Mysteries 3-Pack
The Voice of Kali, The Leopard Couch and The Green Spider—including multiple stories
never before available in the US!
Normally priced at $59 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $40. A savings of more than 30%! 
Singapore Sammy by George Worts 2-pack!
Singapore Sammy gives readers a thrill in these two collections of his roaring adventures,
South of Sulu and The Python Pit.
Normally retailing for $40, this two-pack is specially priced at $30. 
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%!
Spicy Western 3-Pack
Lust of the Lawless, Trail of the Snake and Nomad's Trail.
Normally priced at $37 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $27.
Creeping Terror 4-Pack
The Man from Hell, The People of the Pit, The Surgeon of Souls and Demons of the Night. Collections guaranteed to unnerve you.
Normally priced at $68 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $50.
G-Men Galore 2-Pack
Shock Troops of Justice and Bring 'Em Back Dead.
Normally priced at $50 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Fly the Killer Skies 2-Pack
Wings of War—The Adventure of the Lone Eagle by F.E. Rechnitzer and The Skull Squadron by Lester Dent.
Normally priced at $45 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $30.
Early Science Fiction 2-Pack
The Man Who Found Zero and The Space Annihilator.
Normally priced at $33 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $24.50.
Bedford-Jones 2-Pack
Two of our best-selling titles—The Golden Goshawk and The Master of Dragons.
Normally priced at $20 if purchased separately, now combined and offered at $15.

Science Fiction Lost Classics by George Allan England 2-pack!
The Empire in the Air
A super-science epic . . . ahead of its time."—Sam Moskowitz

Strange flying globes-unfathomable aliens from the Fourth Dimension- appear suddenly over major cities, raining destruction and death on defenseless millions!
When all hope seems lost, a small team of scientists and airmen—and a daredevil flyer captured by the invaders—rally the planet's primitive air forces for a last, desperate battle to preserve mankind and its civilization.

The Nebula of Death
Earth's impending passage through a strange cosmic nebula will destroy the ability of all plant life to grow and reproduce, dooming mankind to an agonizing starvation.
Standing between life and death for the entire planet are scientist Edwin Allison, stenographer Jeanne Ward, and the brilliant but dangerously eccentric Alexis Vroon, who will be humanity's savior—or its willing executioner!
Normally retailing for $50, this two-pack is specially priced at $30.

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE ALL OF THE SALE ITEMS!









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!

The Overstock Sale Has Ended - New!
Additions to Collectibles Page
THE BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER SAMPLER: Now Available!
Windy City 2015: 100 Days to Go!

Happy Birthday, Spencer Bennet!
For One Week Only: Overstock Sale — Half Off Selected Items
Newly Added Collectibles For Sale
Happy New Year!

The Bronze Gazette #72 (November 2014)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“Doc Savage - The Dynamite Comic” by Howard Wright
Doc Savage comicbook story: "The Land of Terror" from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #1, May 1940
  This is the 2nd part of the adaptation and is continued from Shadow Comics #3
News Update
Front Cover: Souza
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Bilquis Evely, and John Cassaday


Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #71, 72, 73.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $15.00/3 Issues US
Cost is $16.00/3 Issues Canada
Cost is $20.00/3 Issues Overseas

For those that have stuck with TBG all of these years, thanks for your continued support.

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


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

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99, On sale April 29




THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 11: NIGHTMARE AND OTHER STORIES TP - Coming in June!
James Owsley (Writer), Geof Isherwood (Art), George Roussos (Color), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)

While King Conan sets out to search for his lost son, Conn, and prevent a devastating war with the powerful nation of Khitai, darkness descends on his kingdom. The demon sorcerer Thoth-Amon has returned to usurp Conan’s throne . . . with Prince Taurus as his willing foot slave! Collects Conan the King #51–#55.

Trade Paperback, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99, On sale June 24


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

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


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale April 29



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

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April 8




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

New chapter of Mike Grell’s Tarzan!

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

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


Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99, On sale April 15



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

Forgotten Spicy Western Stories: TOO MANY MAVERICKS by James A. Lawson  - New!
Overlooked Films (etc.) of 2014 (etc.)
Forgotten Books of 2014 (and before)
Black Dog Books After-Christmas Sale!

Pulp Gallery: THE MYSTERIOUS WU FANG (1935)


DOC SAVAGE ARCHIVES VOLUME 1: THE CURTIS MAGAZINE ERA HC
(Writer) Doug Moench; (Art) John Buscema, Tony DeZuniga, Ernie Chan; (Cover) Ken Barr
Arriving in comic shops January 21!

The Man of Bronze is back with a vengeance! In this brand new archival edition, the harrowing adventures of Doc Savage return straight from the 1970’s—fully remastered and ready for action. With art done by John Buscema, Tony DeZuniga, and Ernie Chan to accompany writer Doug Moench, this book is a must have for any and all fans of Doc Savage and his Amazing Five. Revisit the classic Curtis magazine issues 1 through 8 and relive the glory days of the Man of Bronze.

Hardcover, 7x10, 500 pages, $49.99



These are the comics that originally appeared in Marvel's black & white Doc Savage Magazine
which were recently reprinted by DC Comics as a Showcase Presents Edition.




DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE DANGER DELUXE 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
Now available!

From Go Hero X Executive Replicas!

For the first time ever, Executive Replicas and Go Hero are proud to present the first ever Doc Savage 1/6-scale action figure. Now you can superamalgamate with a Silver Age-style head; a Kaustic Plastik Heroik Muscle Body KP02B that features over 40 points of articulation, extraordinarily lifelike muscle defintion, 4 posing hands, carefully painted skin texture; die-cast weapons including Jim Steranko's "Super Savage Machine Pistol," Silver Age-style raygun, and German Lugar; leather belt; leather holster; leather boots; socks; ripped shirt; jodhpurs; and stand.

SRP: $249.99






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


The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF)
June 4-7, 2015!
Rockville, Md.

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF/Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan,” for which we will have special limited ECOF edition available, and hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda” to also be published by Dark Horse.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at tyner@taliesan.com.  See you in June!

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 
Michael Hudson, Co-Publisher, and Diana Leto, Art Director, 
will be attending and will be delighted to sign each copy.



ECOF   Registration Form   Schedule (Tentative)

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jungle Tales of Tarzan HC & Ltd. HC
BEFORE JANE, HE WAS ALREADY A LEGEND!
Coming in June!

Martin Powell (Writer), Diana Leto (Art), Pablo Marcos (Art), Lowell Isaac (Art), Will Meugniot (Art), Nik Poliwko (Art), Steven E. Gordon (Art), Jamie Chase (Art), Terry Beatty (Art), Mark Wheatley (Art), Sergio Cariello (Art), Tomás Aranda (Art), Carlos Argüello (Art), Thomas Floyd (Art), Thomas Yeates (Art), Steve Price (Art), and Daren Bader (Cover)

Sequential Pulp delivers twelve stories from twelve dynamic artists in a brand-new Tarzan anthology based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic pulp novel Jungle Tales of Tarzan. These vine-swinging tales, a cherished contribution to the Tarzan canon, all take place before Tarzan rises to lead his ape tribe!

• Get ready for the 2016 motion picture!
• Limited edition signed by three of Burroughs’s descendants.

Hardcover, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 144 pages, $19.99, On sale June 3
Limited Edition Hardcover, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 144 pages, $49.99, On sale June 3
















Ed Lynskey: The Corpse Wore Gingham - Now available!

Piper and Bill Robins, a retired married couple, are enjoying their leisure years spent in the tranquil, leafy Washington, D.C. suburb of Beverly Park, Virginia. Bill watches “Pawn Stars” on TV and mows his lawn while Piper shops for clothes and solves crossword puzzles. One sunny June afternoon, Emily Davenport, who lives in California, telephones Bill and asks if he’ll check on her elderly mother Anna living next door to the Robinses. She hasn’t answered Emily’s repeated attempts to call. After Bill and Piper go over, they discover Anna lies murdered in her bed. The only found clue is her bloodstained gingham bathrobe. Appalled and even more outraged, Piper persuades Bill to become wife-and-husband amateur sleuths, and they set out to find Anna’s killer. Meantime, Bill’s younger sister Noreen, a retired CPA, joins the Robinses’ investigation. She taps her ex-cop boyfriend Rick Novak and her mysterious, opinionated tuxedo tomcat Snoozy Q for support. While the city homicide detectives run their official investigation, the skillful snoops Piper, Bill, and Noreen train their sights on four murder suspects. Besides a clean read and fair play modern “whodunit” mystery, The Corpse Wore Gingham offers cozy mystery fans likeable protagonists, good-natured humor, and a lively pace.

$2.99



Ed Lynskey: Wrong Orbits  - Now available!

Loomis McTeague has good reasons to fear his safe, little world in suburbia is skidding into a wrong orbit. His best friend Stu O'Fryer is involved in a disgusting criminal enterprise. Loomis suspects his wife Enola Jo is cheating on him. His new co-worker Zoey, actually a con artist, is blackmailing his with the compromising photos taken during their tryst. Loomis does his best to hold things together. But nothing he tries seems to work out. He finds a resolution of a sort but at what cost? Wrong Orbits is a modern crime noir written much like Ed Lynskey's other well-received suburban crime noirs Ask the Dice and Blood Diamonds. JT Lindroos, who designed the front cover for The Blue Cheer (Pointblank, 2007) , also did this spiffy front cover.

$2.99



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

"The Thin Woman" by Richard S. Shaver from Fantastic Adventures, March, 1948
Night and sleep were a constant fear to Bronson - for they brought The Thin Woman to him.
"Poisoned Puppets" by Joe Archibald from Ten Detective Aces, May, 1936
Featuring: Dizzy Duo
Scoop Binney was ready to quit his partner, Snooty Piper, who insisted on making Professor Dilby their brain trust. For when the absent-minded scholar received the two newshawks he nibbled at the muzzle of a pistol and covered them with a banana.
"The Other Side of the Mirror" by George Bruce Marquis from Short Stories, December, 1949
Featuring: Bat Jennison
There were a lot of good men in Kansas - no one could possibly know them all.


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
BLOOD FEUD by Jack Tunney

Dubai, 2015…David Garrett never could walk away from a fight. Even when a covert mission to nab a terrorist went wrong, leaving fellow CIA agents dead and Garrett holding the bag, he had to be forced to stand down.

Angry and disillusioned, he returned to his native Chicago where he engaged in off-the-books bouts for money, settled scores and made new enemies. Still, the unfinished business eats at him. Then Melissa, his former lover and fellow CIA agent, surfaces. She tells him one of the men responsible for the debacle in Iraq has surfaced. Like Garrett, the man is a fighter and on the card for an exhibition bout in Dubai. Would Garrett come back for one last mission? Garrett never could walk away from a fight. Even one that could kill him…



Kindle Price:  $2.99 


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 - Now online!

Ed Emshwiller & Mel Hunter ~ Christmas Covers
The Shadow by Michael W. Kaluta
The Shadow ~ misc
The Shadow 1932-1949 ~ cover art by George & Jerome Rozen and Graves Gladney



Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE DAILIES VOLUME 7: 1946-1947 HC
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art) Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy (Cover) Wilson McCoy
Arriving in comic shops January 21!

The critically acclaimed, best selling complete reprint of The Phantom dailies continues! Referred to by comic strip historian Maurice Horn as the "granddaddy of all costumed superheroes," The Phantom was created in 1936 by Lee Falk with artwork by Ray Moore. Volume Seven presents four complete continuities, reprinted for the first time in their entirety, "Princess Valerie," "Queen Asta of Trondelay," "Mister Hog," and "Romance of the Vesta Pirates." Strips from this issue are taken directly from King Feature's proofs.

Hardcover, 304 pages, Partial Color, $60.00, On sale December 17






High Hopes - Now available!
By John Francis

John Sterling, Agent Keats of the British Secret Service, is sent to Greece to find out who's manufacturing Lovejoy, a synthetic LSD-type drug that been flooding the streets of London -- and to put a stop to it. He soon finds himself between Charybdis and Scylla, two rival crime bosses as he searches for the mysterious drug lord behind . By Jeff Deischer under the "John Francis" pen name.

Page Count: 164
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Language: English
Color: Black and White

List Price: $15.00


Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE WHISPERING EYE
MURDER AMONG THE DYING
by G. T. Fleming-Roberts & G. Wayman Jones


HOODED DETECTIVE in The Whispering Eye. Hunted by the police ... framed for robbery and murder by the Eye, master fiend and vicious ruler of the underworld ... loathed by Barbara Sutton the girl who loves him ... the Black Hood had to face the blazing purgatory of this murder master's guns to win back Barbara's love and clear himself of the framed charges.

BLACK BAT in Murder Among the Dying. A body hurtles through the air from a skyscraper window--and before it hits the ground the Black Bat is plunged into a baffling mystery of greed and gore! Follow the trail of Tony Quinn as he speeds into the most perilous criminal chase of his career!

Trade Paperback:
192 pages
$12.95




KING CONAN VOLUME 4: THE CONQUEROR TP  Arriving in comic shops January 21!
Timothy Truman (Writer), Tomás Giorello (Art/Cover), and José Villarrubia (Color)

The deposed Conan must fight his way across battle-ravaged countries and bandit-filled seas, through dark tombs, and back to Aquilonia to regain his throne! The calculating barbarian is on the hunt for the magical Heart of Ahriman, which will ensure victory over the evil Xaltotun and his group of traitors. Collects issues #1–#6 of the miniseries King Conan: The Conqueror.

168 pages, $19.99, in stores on January 14.





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


Now on sale for £6.99 ($10.72)!

Sexton Blake Library #6.1
Philip K. Dick Award winner Mark Hodder re-introduces Sexton Blake’s old enemies, the Three Musketeers. Commissioned by rogue antiquarian Mathew Cardolak, the criminal trio sets out to steal a valuable artefact from the most secure vault in the British Empire, a chamber hidden deep beneath an Army base inside the Rock of Gibraltar.
 
Also, THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE CLUE by G. H. Teed: the tale, dating from 1922, that first introduced the Three Musketeers. At face value, they appear to be vacuous “Bertie Wooster” types, but the facade hides the ruthless cunning of three master crooks!
 
Sexton Blake: the deductive intellect of Sherlock Holmes; the gung ho action of Indiana Jones!


Regular price: £19.95
Now on sale for: £6.99




Planetary Stories Anniversary Issue - Now online!

Planetary Stories #32

Cover designed by ShelVy

THE FORSYTHE by Johann Kuester
She was a talented space tug captain, and much, much more!

EASY MONEY by Johnny Sachu
It was easy money -- with deadly strings attached

CAPTAIN POPS by J Eckert Lytle
He was a successful space ship captain, and had been for years...and years...and years....

AUTOEXEC.BAT by Gerd Maximovic
An award-winning author from Germany joins us


WONDERLUST For unique fantasy

Pulp Spirit #22

COVER
Cover by Jim Garrison

A TWIST OF WIRE by J Comer
They were locked in a cell, when flames began to spread

PUT AWAY DEAD  by Shelby Vick
There was a big reward, but there were also caves and dynamite




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.







Pulp Crazy - Now online!

The Kingdom of Shadows by Clark Ashton Smith - New!
PulpFest 2012 – Conan and The Birth of Sword & Sorcery - New!
PulpFest 2012 – The Illustrated Conan
Five Ghosts Volume 1
Yule Horror by H.P. Lovecraft  
Wold Newton Day 12/13/2014 – The Shadow Midnight in Moscow by Howard Chaykin

Pulp Den - Now online!

Tom's Top Five Kindle Book Sales - New!
54th Anniversary - New!
Blood Curse - New!
The Girl In The Black Pajamas - New!
Pulp Echoes - New!
Cold War Heroes
Echoes
Endings & Beginnings - The Black Stiletto #5
Brannan's Run  
Weird Stories #1


         Pulp Den  

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

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


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

Fanzine focus: ‘Zine of Bronze’ - New!
The Crimson Clown
- New!
‘The New Adventures of the Man in Purple’
‘The Big Book of Bronze, Vol. 6′
Pulp comics: Marvel’s Shadow
Pulp comics: Dynamite’s Doc Savage
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

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

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #68
Secret Agent "X" #3 Audiobook
The Death-Torch Terror

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

Now available!

A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.

No one knew who Secret Agent “X “really was. Not his readers. Not his editors. Not even his writer, conceivably. To this day, eighty years later, his true identity is still a deep mystery. That’s keeping a secret!




Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.

For Secret Agent “X”, it was decreed that he would pit himself against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But the unknown “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Arsonists. These were the types of tabloid master criminals our nameless hero hunted.

Before long, The Spider started going up against foes as a maniacal as the ones “X” vanquished every month. But the Man of a Thousand Faces first blazed that terrible trail.

Writer Paul Chadwick communicated the essence of the new series with the horrific titles of his novels. The Death-Torch Terror stands out as an early example of the fearful proceedings.

In this thrilling tale, a series of bank robberies are marked by a trail of incinerated corpses. What sinister weapon has been fielded that reduces living flesh and bone to charred husks? When New York’s police commissioner is abducted by the murderous gang, the Man of Mystery and Destiny dons his warpaint and takes up the trail. But will the fires of doom engulf “X”, too?

The Death-Torch Terror is read in fearful intonations by Milton Bagby.

5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #69
Dr. Yen Sin #3 Audiobook
The Mystery of the Singing Mummies
by Donald E. Keyhoe

Read by Michael C. Gwynne. Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!

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

 
Dr. Yen Sin lasted only three issues in 1936, but Keyhoe’s short-lived trilogy was a memorable attempt to give the “Yellow Peril” theme a mature and suspenseful treatment. The premise is a familiar one—a sinister Chinese super-scientist out to conquer the world. Pitted against him is the Q-Group, headed by State Department operative Michael Traile, who because of a childhood accident cannot sleep. Instead, he employs Yoga as a substitute. Under Traile are a host of secret agents, chief of whom is Eric Gordon of the F. B. I., who reports personally to Director John Glover—actually J. Edgar Hoover. Adding a dash of feminine mystique is Sin’s mysterious cohort, Sonya Damatri, while Eric Gordon’s girlfriend, Iris Vaughan, furnishes the series’ love interest.
 
Beginning with The Mystery of The Dragon’s Shadow and continuing through The Mystery of the Golden Skull and The Mystery of the Singing Mummies, the running battle between Dr. Yen Sin and his sleepless nemesis is a riveting roller-coaster ride of exotic torture, diabolic doom devices and sudden death that rages from Washington, D. C. to San Francisco! One wishes that Popular Publications had seen fit to publish the promised fourth installment, The Mystery of the Faceless Men…This series was that good!
 
Here is the third thrilling struggle between Traile and Dr. Sin. The Mystery of the Singing Mummies is narrated with breathless urgency by Michael C. Gwynne. Foggy San Francisco is the new battleground. Egyptian mysticism blended with super-scientific terror is the threat as Dr. Sin unleashes the latest diabolic weapon in his awesome arsenal. And caught in the middle—F.B.I. agent Eric Gordon and Dr. Sin’s beautiful pawn, Sonya Damatri.
 
Also included are a pair of Chinatown chillers by Alden H. Norton and Frank Gruber, “The Seventh Sleeping Brother” and “The Choking Chalice.”
 
6 hours - $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs



Radio Archives
Robert Weinberg Presents
The Strangers Audiobook
by Mort Castle

Read by Milton Bagby. Liner Notes by Robert Weinberg

Now available!
 
Meet Michael Louden. He’s a nice guy, the friendly neighbor who attends PTA meetings and sells peanuts for the Kiwanis Club. Mike always has a friendly hello when you pass him mowing the lawn. He has a great sense of humor and is always quick with a joke or funny story. Mike’s married with a cute wife and two wonderful kids. Yet, somehow, there’s something beneath that pleasant exterior, that calm demeanor that sets your nerves on fire. Something about Mike Louden isn’t right.

 
Mike Louden is a Stranger. It’s a name he’s given himself and others like him. Because he knows that modern society is filled with people like him — Strangers who do not fit into the restrictive boundaries of normal social behavior. For deep down, far beneath the surface of pleasant, ordinary Michael Louden is another person — a homicidal maniac who schemes to murder everyone he knows. He’s death given human form, a monster who’s keeping close watch on his friends and family, just waiting for them to make a single mistake, a foolish misstep. That’s when he will strike; killing, murdering, slaughtering. The day of the Stranger is coming, coming faster than anyone can imagine. Millions upon millions of them will rise up, howling at the moon, and drowning the ordinary people of the world in rivers of blood! It’s coming soon, and nothing can stop it.
 
Mort Castle is a master of the written word. He’s particularly well known as an author of creepy stories. This is the second of his classic horror novels to be adapted by Radio Archives, the first being Cursed Be the Child, published in 2014.
 
Castle, who was born in 1946, has over 350 short stories and a dozen hardcovers to his credit. He’s also a prolific contributor to comic books. Mort served as editor for Writing Horror, published by the Horror Writers Association, which contains material by Stephen King, Robert Weinberg, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, and Joyce Carol Oates. Castle’s work has been nominated four times for the Bram Stoker Award in Short Fiction, given by the Horror Writers Association.
 
Mort has worked as a professional musician, a standup comedian, a stage hypnotist, a high school English teacher, and a magazine and comic book editor. He currently serves as writer-in-residence for three Chicago area high schools and teaches “Researching and Writing Historical Fiction” and “The Story in Graphic Form” at Columbia College in Chicago. Read by Milton Bagby.
 
8 hours - Only $15.99 Download / $31.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Eight new Doc Savage audiobooks coming!

Will Murray, author of Altus Press’ Wild Adventures of Doc Savage novel series, and Radio Archives have just finalized an agreement to record the eight Doc Savage novels that Will has written since 2011. The first book to be recorded will be The Desert Demons, set for release in 2015, followed by Horror in Gold.

“With the recent audio release of The Whistling Wraith, the last of my 1990s-era Doc novels,” explained Murray, “it was inevitable that we turn our attention to my Wild Adventures series. I’m happy to report that all participants, including top Hollywood voice actor Michael McConnohie and acclaimed cover artist Joe DeVito, have agreed to work together with Tom Brown to make this second group of stories available to audiobook listeners.”

Tom Brown added: “Doc Savage is our most popular audiobook series and we are thrilled to add eight new audiobooks to the eight that we have done in the last four years.




Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp eBook Classics
Now available!
G-8 and His Battle Aces #24: Staffel of Beasts
“I’m going blind... I can’t see!” From all along the Yank front those reports came in — pitiful reports from troops sent up to stage a victory drive — troops that now fought on — grimly, hopelessly. And G-8, watching from the air, vowed grimly to avenge their slaughter, to track this horror scourge to its source and bust it wide open with crimson lead! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds #31: The Tesla Raiders
This is the twelfth and final issue in the Dusty Ayres series. “Special emergency report from the Atlanta, Georgia, area. The 25th air concentration depot was completely destroyed fifteen minutes ago... All communication cut off... No details available...” Dusty Ayres heard this report grimly. He knew it meant that Fire-Eyes had caught America unprepared, had struck where he was least expected. How could we parry this new blow? How could our nation, tricked and worn out with war, outwit the Blacks in their most gigantic attempt to conquer the western world? Captain Dusty Ayres, ace pilot for the U.S. Air Defense flies in the Silver Flash, an advanced craft of his own design. With his two pals Curly Brooks and Biff Bolton, they battle some of the most diabolical mad scientists and their weirdest inventions. These exciting stories took over the Battle Birds magazine from June 1934 through the July/August issue of 1935, changing the magazine name to Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. And now Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds is back, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
Six 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

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





Ramble House
Now available!

THE PLACE OF HAIRY DEATH And Other Stories
 Anthony M. Rud
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #39

 
Perhaps best-known for having the cover feature in the very first issue of Weird Tales, Anthony M. Rud was one of the most dependable authors of the 1920s and 1930s for general adventure fiction. He visited the realm of the macabre on only a few occasions, but, whenever he did so the result was memorable. This is the first of two collections assembling all of his weird fiction, including two weird menace novels featuring his detective Jigger Masters. Prepare yourselves for not only "the tale of a thousand thrills", but other great material from Anthony M. Rud.

Available Editions
$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $20 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $35  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"

$45 Hardcover with bookplate and dustjacket, signed by John Pelan

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



RED SONJA #14 - Arriving in comic shops January 21!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant:
Yasmin Liang

Red Sonja's new soul-searing epic, "The Forgiving of Monsters, continues, as a brutal and repulsive parasite has infected the She-devil, right as she is on the trail of the last survivor of the marauders who murdered her village! This is Sonja as you have never seen her before, don't miss it! Gail Simone’s epic story ends with issue #18, so prepare for the culmination of her epic run!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #4 - Arriving in comic shops January 21!
Written by Frank Tieri, art by Cezar Razek, cover by Amanda Conner.

Final issue! The pulse pounding finale to the biggest Red Sonja event of the year! But after last issue's shocking ending -- where can our story go from here? What will happen to Red Sonja as the Black Tower reveals all its secrets and the true force behind it is revealed? Find out in our startling conclusion!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






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.

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
INDEX TO THE COLLECTED LETTERS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD
Now available!

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press is proud to present this long-awaited index to the three-volume The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard. Compiled by Bobby Derie, author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos, with a foreword and annotations by REHF Award-winning author Jeffrey Shanks, this important reference work provides a much-needed tool for researchers studying the correspondence of the father of sword and sorcery and the creator of Conan the Cimmerian.

Also included are seventeen letters by Howard newly discovered since the publication of The Collected Letters, including several drafts of letters to H. P. Lovecraft, all wrapped up in fine cover by Jim & Ruth Keegan. This index is a must-have for fans and scholars wishing to explore the fascinating epistolary corpus of one of the greatest fantasy adventure writers of the 20th century.


Prices
This volume is only available in paperback. $15.25 for REHF Members, $16.95 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping.
Non-members should order directly from Create Space.
How to become a member?   Look here.

Shipping
Shipping options for a single volume:
U.S. Expedited: $11.50
U.S. Standard: $4
European Priority: $15
European Standard: $5
Combined shipping with other REHF Press items is not available. As a print-on-demand title, the book must be printed before it ships. This process usually takes around five days. Remember to add these days to your shipping time.


Ordering and payment
To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77487-2641.
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.


Contents
Foreword by Jeffrey Shanks
Additional Letters by Robert E. Howard
To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June, 1925 (“Know all men …”)
To Farnsworth Wright, August 21, 1925 (“I am preparing a mss. …”)
To Merlin Wand, date stamped May 26, 1928 (“CONTACTS …”)
To John Wasso, undated, unsent (“There is a good deal of justice …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“Seems that you owe me …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“’The real reason,’ said John L. Sullivan …”)
To Harold Preece, postcard from Piedras Negras, ca.  June 1928 (no text)
To Tevis Clyde Smith, undated, unsent (“Show this to Truett …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“I’m writing mainly …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“I do not remember who …”)
To Alvin P. Bradford, ca. January 1930, unsent (“You’ll have to pardon …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, draft, ca. July 1, 1930 (“Admittedly, your theories …”)
To Fort Worth Bank, carbon, June 17, 1933 (“I enclose deposits slips …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, early draft , ca. July 1933 (“You have frequently warned …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, later draft, ca. July 1933 (“[. . .] The writer intimated …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, draft, ca. January 1935 (“[. . .] As for my alleged …”)
To Dime Sports Magazine, published June 1936 (“Name: Robert Ervin Howard …”)
Author’s Note on Index
Index to The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard
List of Howard’s Correspondents
Lists of Howard’s Plays and Poetry


 

ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD VOLUME 2 TP  - Arriving in comic shops January 21!

They're all here: Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes, Bran Mak Morn, Breckinridge Elkins . . . and, of course, Conan! Pulp master Robert E. Howard's most unforgettable characters deliver bold tales of adventure and romance! Collects all original material from REHSS #5-#8. Featuring stunning work from Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, John Arcudi, and an overflow of others.

136 pages, $17.99






THE SHADOW MASTER SERIES VOLUME 3 - Arriving in comic shops January 21!
(Writer) Andrew Helfer (Art) Kyle Baker, Joe Orlando
(Cover) Howard Chaykin

The Shadow is dead, a victim of a biological weapon... but his soul survives!  Believing that their father's ultimate fate rests in the hidden city of Shambala, the twins Chang and Hsu-Tei carry The Shadow's body deep within the Tibetan mountains, only to find themselves hunted by Chinese authorities and the outlaw denizens of a town called Malice. Meanwhile, without their master's guidance, the agents of The Shadow struggle to find their place in a violent, corrupt world. Intent on curing the disease of crime, the unhinged agent Twitch assumes a fearsome identity of his own as The Inoculator… but his brand of vigilante justice draws the attention of a deadly enemy.  Will the network of agents survive an assault by The Avenger, a master of disguise as brutal and unrelenting as The Shadow himself? Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the complete, ground-breaking "Body & Soul" storyline by Andrew Helfer and Kyle Baker, plus two additional stories of The Shadow's past, revealing the secrets that bind his most loyal agents — Margo Lane, Harry Vincent, Burbank, and more — to his never-ending war!


Trade paperback, 7x10, Full Color, 264 pages, $24.99




THE SHADOW NOW TP - Arriving in comic shops January 21!
Written by David Liss, art by Colton Worley, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Having spent decades in the east to rejuvenate himself, the greatest pulp hero of them all, The Shadow, returns to New York in modern times. Lamont Cranston seeks to resume his old life, and his heroic alter-ego is ready to stand once more as an enemy to evil. But while he slept, his foes have remained vigilant, and the most dangerous man that The Shadow has ever faced prepares to rise once more... with his wicked progeny by his side! It's the shocking beginning to a new era for the Shadow!

Trade paperback, 152 pages, $19.99







THE SHADOW SPECIAL 2014 - Arriving in comic shops January 21!
(Writer & Cover) Phil Hester (Art) Ivan Rodriguez

The weed of crime, which once grew madly in the rich soil of the Great Depression, is now withering on the streets of New York. A new factory has sprung up among the shuttered sweatshops, sweeping the city's most notorious criminals and desperate lowlifes into its employ. When The Shadow's loyal operative Jericho Druke infiltrates the works, he finds it run by a fascist, technocratic madman bent on fomenting the racial tensions that threaten to shatter the United States. The Shadow and his team must destroy this Factory of Death before its lethal product poisons a nation.


48 pages, Full Color, $7.99





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Black Circle - New!
The House on the Ledge - New!
The Fifth Napoleon
The Chinese Disks

TARZAN OMNIBUS - Coming in June!
Various (Writers/Artists)

Dark Horse’s contributions to the Lord of the Jungle shine in this collection of previously uncollected stories!

Tarzan fights for Jane’s life, races against Nazis in search of a powerful artifact, encounters classic characters from Victorian literature, and battles Martians! Collects Tarzan #1–#20 and Tarzan: A Tale of Mugambi!


• From comics greats Bruce Jones, Thomas Yeates, Al Williamson, Timothy Truman, and more!
• Over 500 pages of jungle adventure!
• Includes series covers by Bernie Wrightson, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Mark Schultz, and John Totleben!


Trade Paperback, 6″ x 9″, Full Color, 512 pages, $24.99, On sale June 17


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

The Monster of Our Times Afoot in the City of Lights - New!
Lee Brown Coye and The Blair Witch Project - New!
Weird Tales Books
A.J. Mordtmann (1839-1912)  
Skulls and Skeletons on the Cover of Weird Tales  
Ghosts on the Cover of Weird Tales  

THAT IS NOT DEAD edited by Darrell Schweitzer
Now available for pre-order!


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

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09 January 2015

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 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!


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.