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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!
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Adventures in Bronze
The 200th Doc Savage Super-saga!
The Sinister Shadow
by Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent & Will Murray
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

Softcover edition now available!
eBook edition now available!
A deluxe hardcover edition will follow!

When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!

These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. The conflict intensifies when underworld figure Cliff Marsland is captured and shipped off to Doc’s secret Crime College!

Will these legendary crimefighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow?


Softcover - $24.95   eBook - $5.99




Adventure House
Now available!

HIGH ADVENTURE #142
 Gangster Special Issue

 
"The Law of the Outlawed" by Anatole Feldman
"The Underworld, a realm of racketeers and gangsters with a code and law of its own.  Justice!  To these outlaws, court justice is truly blind and only the flash of a rod will quiet the vengeance that troubles a fiery conscience."

"Sky Loot" by Tyne Van Tyne
"Forgery—Kidnapping—Murder—Plot and counter plot mark the development of The Sky-Gangsters' quest for diamonds and gold."

and other stories from UNDERWORLD MAGAZINE


 7x10, 110 pages, $9.95


Adventure House
Now available!

The Phantom Detective - Fall 1952

"Candidate for Death" by Robert Wallace   
Senator John Midworth was at the peak of a presidental boom when the bombshell burst, hurling him into limbo and at the same time giving Detective Richard Curtis Van Loan a mysterious problem of crime to fathom!

"Lady on A Double-Cross" by Harry Widmar
"Murderess With Brains" by William L. Jackson
"Mad Killer" by Philip Morgan
"Needled to Death" by Elizabeth H. Sutton

Cover Artist: Kirk Wilson


 7x10, 112 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

G-Men - 03/36

"King Crime" by C.K.M. Scanlon
The F.B.I. plays the Ace of Special Agents in a G-Man deal at Nokomis—and Dan Fowler pursues a mysterious cowled menace, the nation-wide purveyor of murder whose heinous activities defy detection!

"Bandit Brand" by Kenneth L. Sinclair
"The G-Heat" by Robert Wallace
"Broken Glass" by Col. William T. Cowin

Cover Artist: Rudolph Belarski


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
Now available!

Man Stories - 05/31

"Four Bells and a Jingle" by Capt. G.R. Madden
The Famous "Devil's Triplets" continue on thier rollicking way to make and break South American revolutiuons."

"Faith O' Men" by Laurence J. Cahill
"Without Benefit of Stripes" by Lyn Fox
"Traitor to The Gods" by Will Beale
"The Chum Champ" by Worthen C. Cornish
"The Dead Face Grinned Twice" by Hugh B. Cave
"The Queen's Emerald" by Lee Willenborg
"The Battle of Loose Food" by Frank J. Schindler

Cover Artist: George R. Taylor


 7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Softcover edition now available!
eBook edition now available!
A deluxe hardcover edition will follow in July!


Altus Press is proud to announce the first new Tarzan novel in several years!

Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series, Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don is an authorized sequel to one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, Tarzan the Terrible.

“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,” says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice Burroughs and recreate the original era of Tarzan of the Apes.”

During World War II, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke has just completed flight training with the Royal Air Force when his superiors assign him to a secret mission: Locate the enigmatic British Military Intelligence operative codenamed Ilex, whose plane has gone down in a vast primeval wilderness that only Tarzan of the Apes dares brave. Flying Officer Clayton does not suspect that his superiors harbor an ulterior motive for assigning him this dangerous mission. Before it’s all over, the Lord of the Jungle will plunge into his wild past and confront dangers both familiar and unfamiliar in the prehistoric lost land where carnivorous triceratops and saber-tooth tigers roam.

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures of our Ape-Man.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don features a startling cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who executes the covers for Altus Press’ Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series.

“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to combine them both!”

Altus publisher Matt Moring adds, “As a long-time fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs––beginning with the quest to put together a complete collection of ERB's Ace paperbacks many years ago–-it’s almost unbelievable that I’d one day be able to say that I’d actually publish an authorized Tarzan novel. And based on Will's long track record, there can be no doubt that this will be an epic story.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don will be released in paperback in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound cover and a bonus Tarzan short story by Gary A. Buckingham, “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga,” a sequel which ties into the lead novel. There will also be an e-book edition released in all popular formats.

Softcover - $24.95   eBook - $5.99

Will Murray:
I’m immensely pleased and proud to announce that I had been chosen by ERB Inc. to write the first authorized Tarzan novel in several years to be set in the series’ original time period.

Although I’m perhaps best known for my Doc Savage novels, I actually discovered the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs about a year before I discovered Doc. It was the purchase of the Ballantine Books edition of "The Gods of Mars" in 1968 that started me on my lifelong love affair with all things Burroughsian.

When the opportunity came to write a Tarzan adventure, I gave a lot of thought over which phase of the ape-man’s career to set my story. From the beginning, the plan was to sequel "Tarzan the Terrible," one of ERB’s most masterful Tarzan novels, and a personal favorite of the Burroughs’, second only to "Tarzan of the Apes" in that series.

At first, I thought we would leave the timeframe vague, but the more I delved into the series, the more I was drawn to the little-recorded phase in which John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, left his jungle home to serve in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. Burroughs portrayed his hero as an observer in "Tarzan and The Foreign Legion,” so he would likely have previously undergone flight training. Here was a great jumping-off point to depict the civilized John Clayton in a rarely-seen role––that of combat fighter pilot––from there to segue into a classic reversion to this natural state as the untamed Lord of the Jungle.

In "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don," fresh from flight school, Clayton is given a secret mission. An RAF plane has gone down in Africa, along with a military intelligence operative codenamed Ilex. His mission is to locate Ilex and bring the nameless agent back to civilization, along with the unknown Axis secret being carried to Allied leaders.

As it happened, the missing plane crashed into a previously unexplored area Pal-ul-don. So when Flying Officer Clayton’s shark-mouthed P-40 Tomahawk fighter plane is attacked by pteranodons, causing him to crash land in strangely familiar territory, the ape-man discovers he’s back in the Land of Man. And so begins his quest.

In this sequel, we are not revisiting the cities and peoples encountered in "Tarzan the Terrible." Instead, Tarzan finds himself caught in the web of a completely different tree-dwelling tribe which presents the fearless ape-man with one of the most epic challenges of his long career. Tarzan the hunter becomes Tarzan the hunted!

I don’t want to give away any more of the story, but "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" is an imaginative quest into a savage land both familiar and alien. The allies and perils the ape-man collects along the way are a tribute to the powerful imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the great pulp adventure writers of the 20th Century.

This is Tarzan of the Apes as Burroughs originally portrayed him.




Altus Press
THE ARGOSY LIBRARY SERIES 1
The First Series of Releases Features Popular Authors Such as Lester Dent, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, and George F. Worts
 Now available!

Altus Press is Pleased to Announce The Argosy Library

The legendary Argosy Magazine was one of the top pulps of all time. Known for its high-quality fiction, it was home at one time or another to such writers as Max Brand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Johnston McCulley, and Erle Stanley Gardner, among hundreds of others.

With The Argosy Library, we're collecting the best of the stories, many of which for the first time. Series 1 of The Argosy Library contains ten titles, each by an Argosy mainstay, and covering a wide variety of genres. These also showcase a mixture of stand-alone novels and collections of short stories featuring some of Argosy's best series characters.


Each book in The Argosy Library is available individually or as heavily-discounted Series sets... available in softcover, hardcover, and ebook sets.

Get all of Series 1 at a big discount!
  Hardcover Edition Bundle: regularly $369.40, on sale for just $299.95
Softcover Edition Bundle: regularly $207.50, on sale for just $149.95
Ebook Edition Bundle: regularly $59.90, on sale for just $44.95



 
Altus Press
GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent
Introduction by Will Murray

Now available!

The gold-dusted saga of a red-bearded young giant, raised in the Arctic on seal-meat and encyclopedias, who descends on civilization with a loud and solid crash.
In his search for wisdom and adventure, the man Jones doesn’t have Aladdin’s lamp—but he doesn’t really need it….

Never before reprinted, it’s the longest novel Lester Dent ever published, and one of the most famous.

This edition restores text cut from its original publication.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

271 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
WHEN TIGERS ARE HUNTING: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF CORDIE, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, VOLUME 1
by W. Wirt

Now available!

The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew were among Argosy’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance.

Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his first nine adventures.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

240 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99



Altus Press
THE SWORDSMAN OF MARS by Otis Adelbert Kline

Now available!

Harry Thorne, explorer and swordsman, had scarcely more than heard of the Red Planet, Mars—when an amazing thing happened….
Otis Adelbert Kline is well-known as one of the best fantasy/adventure contemporaries of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
This edition is sourced from the original magazine text and includes all of the original illustrations.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

237 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
THE SHERLOCK OF SAGELAND: THE COMPLETE TALES OF SHERIFF HENRY, VOLUME 1
by W.C. Tuttle, Introduction by Sai Shankar

Now available!

Once voted Adventure Magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running,
and most popular series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy.

Collected here are the first four stories.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

269 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99


Altus Press     Review      


Altus Press
GONE NORTH by Charles Alden Seltzer

Now available!

When Jim Fallon started for the Hudson Bay country, he wasn’t sure whether he was on a man-hunt or a wild goose chase—but he found his quest was fraught with real enough peril.
Among the best novels ever written by one of Argosy’s most popular authors.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

220 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Now available!

One of Argosy’s most popular authors pens this never-before reprinted novel of a trail of crime that ran from sleepy Maple Hollow to Steel City.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

265 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
BALATA by Fred MacIsaac
Now available!

Trees of living gold in the Amazon jungles, guarded by alligators, poisoned darts and rival hunters—such was the lodestone that drew an American expedition, and the unwilling Pete Holcomb….

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

216 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
BRETWALDA by Philip Ketchum
Now available!

’Twas the mightiest weapon the eyes of man had ever beheld; its mystic name meant “Ruler of Briton.”
And from over the Northern Sea came a Viking’s thrall—the only man in the world who could wield that fearsome steel—to save good King Alfred and the homeland he scarce remembered.

 Collecting—for the first time—all 12 stories of the Bretwalda saga.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

479 pages
 $26.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99



Altus Press
DRAFT OF ETERNITY
  by Victor Rousseau
Now available!

A groundbreaking science fiction, post-apocalyptic & time travel classic from the early days of The All-Story by an underrated writer.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

183 pages
 $16.15 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99



Altus Press
FOUR CORNERS, VOLUME 1 by Theodore Roscoe
Now available!

Mystery runs rampant in the quiet, upstate New York town of Four Corners….
Easily one of Roscoe’s best-written series, Volume 1 collects the first half of this lost masterpiece of the pulps.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

201 pages
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new his week.

Past episodes:
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"

Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!


Black Coat Press
Coming in November!

THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU by William Patrick Maynard

LOCUS is reporting that this title will be released in November 2015.

Collectors Edition
US$39.95/ GBP28.99
6x9 Hardcover with dust jacket
212 pages
Cover by Christine Clavel
Interior Illustrations are by French artist Michel Borderie

Foreword:  Rick Lai
Introduction: William Patrick Maynard
Epilogue:
A short story titled "Aria" by
William Patrick Maynard  




Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #8
Stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES
Now available!


Seven soaring stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES magazine!
Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction

Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

DARE-DEVIL ACES is one of several aviation pulps published by Popular Publications. Aviation pulps were an outgrowth of adventure magazines and came into their own as World War I ended and daring aviators such as Charles Lindberg and Amelia Earhart were grabbing headlines. Stories centered on WWI battle action, but shifted to modern conflict as WWII began.

BULLETS FOR THE SKY WOLF By William Porter A stolen ship, an outlawed ace… and only the wind and the bullets could hear the last taunting farewell of the outcast of Bristol Squadron: “I’ll be cold meat tomorrow, pals—but I’ll give ’em hell today!”

TALONS OF THE HAWK By Daniel Winters One last hell-packed hour the fates had given Fighting Joe Gregory to settle his destiny in enemy skies—bullets in the dawn and a traitor’s unmarked grave—or escape with a secret that would rock the world!

YOU CAN’T KILL AN EAGLE by Robert Syndey Bowen “Half of this outfit swears you’re a spy; the other half curses you for a coward. We’re takin’ off now for the hottest corner in this man’s war. An’ you’re going with us—to write your answer with your guns!”

AIR ANGELS By Dusty Dowst Warbirds are gamblers, and the stake is life… Here are some battle tales of the pioneer combat group in air history—the jinx busters of the Lafayette Escadrille!

EACH DAY WE DIE By O.B. Myers When Death’s watchdogs howl on the ceiling of hell, and the quitters have fled and the luckless have perished, a certain breed of flying man will yet stick to his guns and remember: “Each day we die—but we fly again with the dawn!”

DEATH PATROL by Ray P. Shotwell What did it mean, that challenge from doom-laden skies—“Keep out of the air today—or you will die to the last man!”

NOTE: The new volumes are not reproductions, but new edited and re-typeset preservations of pulp literature from 1927-1951.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99

Kindle: $3.99
Nook: $3.99

Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #9
Stories from the November, 1945 issue of ALL-STORY LOVE
Now available!


Pulp magazines weren't just for men.
Six stories of romance from the November 1945 issue of ALL-STORY LOVE magazine!


Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

REUNION by Phyllis Gordon Demarest Only when her husband returned from overseas would Hilarie know whether her war marriage was to have a happy ending.

ONE RING FOR LOVE by Nancy Crosby Does an engagement ring bring bad luck when more than one "girl has worn it?

HEART IN THE CLOUDS by Dorolhy Brodine Had Vincent a right to speak of the future when each kiss he shared with Chriss might be their last? Is a heart ever safe in a flyer's care?

WHO IS NATALIE? by Ruth Brown Tawny couldn't make up her mind between two suitors — so she asked a third to pick a husband for her.

GIRL MISSING by Millard Crown A missing heiress returned — and romance and danger waited to welcome her. Love had no place in Noel's dangerous masquerade.

TWO FOR THE SHOW by Tugar DePass The man Tarn loved came to watch her daring performance—but he brought his fiancee with him.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #10
Stories from the February, 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE
Now available!


Six smashing crime stories from the February 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE magazine!

Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

LADY IN FLIGHT by Rick Daniels
It was a strange world for Mary Abbot—where her warmest friend was a frozen corpse in the icebox!

BROKEN IVORY by David Crewe
They were paying off on my murder, so I had to watch myself die—twice!

THE DEATH DANCE by Cyril Plunkett
Can you solve the riddle of the smiling little lady—who danced gaily, long after her murder?

MAN AT BAY by Verne Chute
The Frisco guy was dead, but he still had a chore among the Iiving—an encore of his own murder!

TILL THE END OF CRIME by Robert Turner
He was just as well dead—and his best girl didn't seem to mind!

NAME YOUR STIFF by Carroll John Daly
Detective Hall was Satan to Gotham’s queen of corpses—because she loved him to death!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both at a discounted rate.

For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)



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

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


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 

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

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #45 Preview - New!
7 Weeks to the 7th PulpFest - New!
This Month’s Collectibles Update - New!
Centennial Alert: Julius Schwartz
Birthday Boy: Hiram S. Brown, Jr.
Birthday Boy: John W. Campbell
Another Milestone for Murania Press

Bold Venture Press
June releases!



Sometimes, the last man standing is a woman ...

The legendary editor of Hardboiled and Paperback Parade, Gary Lovisi, has teamed with Rich Harvey, the graphic designer behind the Bold Venture imprint, to bring you 15 stories of mystery and suspense from some of today's greatest authors of hardboiled fiction ...Michael A. Black, Fleur Bradley, Terrence Butler, Max Allan Collins, Art Cosing, Wayne Dundee, Ed Gorman, Pearce Hansen, C.J. Henderson, Arlette Lees, Lonni Lees, Gary Lovisi, Vin Packer, Cindy Rosmus, and John Sunseri. Vintage cover art by Robert Maguire and profusely illustrated by Ben Fogletto!

They’re lovers, bitches, whores, heroines and crazies They’re the deadliest dames you’ll ever meet, lurking in this thrilling collection!

230 pages, $16.95 USA



JACK HAGEE: NO TORRENT LIKE GREED by C.J. Henderson
with an introduction by Gary Lovisi
Now available!

Finally! The long lost Jack Hagee novel! Never before published! Just weeks after the events of Nothing Lasts Forever, Jack bets big on “a sure thing.” He should have known better. To recoup his losses, Jack takes a case his inner voice tells him is best left untouched. What follows involves Jack and his friends with the Feds, The Russians, and an organization capable of blowing New York City off the map.

C.J. Henderson saved his best Jack Hagee story for last. Originally planned for publication in the 1990s, this bare-knuckle hardboiled thriller has been hidden until now. Gary Lovisi, editor of Hardboiled and Paperback Parade, offers some interesting insight into the author and his work in the introduction.

246 pages, $16.95 USA




A grizzled hobbyist of old paper magazines decides to gather collectors and vendors for a weekend of swapping tall tales and lurid artwork. Four decades later, another collector picks up the torch and stumbles. The power of love convinces him to trod on...but in which direction?

Can two avowed hoarders of comic books, paperbacks, hardcovers, movie memorabilia, etc., etc., make room in their lives for each other?







The Bronze Gazette #74 (July 2015)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“Shadow Over Andros: The Extraterrestrial Origins of Doc Savage” by John Vellutini
Doc Savage comicbook story: "The Man Who Wasn't There" from SHADOW COMICS VOLUME 4 #12, March 1945

Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Ron Wilber, and David Burton.
Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #74 and 75 only.
#75 will be the final issue.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $12.00/2 Issues US
Cost is $13.00/2 Issues Canada
Cost is $14.00/2 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
 

CTHULHU IDOL VINYL FIGURAL BANK - Arriving in comic shops July 1!

A Diamond Select Toys release!

Save some money for the mother of all rainy days with this vinyl bank of literary and cinematic deity Cthulhu! Originating in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, the octopus-faced enslaver of worlds is now an 8-inch vinyl bank.

Display him on your desk or shelf to signify your devotion to the Elder Gods!

WARNING: Idol possesses no supernatural properties. Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston!

SRP $23.99


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

Forgotten Boks: Andrew J. Offutt's CONAN TRILOGY  - New!
Pulp Gallery: BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE  - New!
A Fistful of Will Murray: TARZAN, THE SHADOW and DOC SAVAGE  - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 6)  - New!
Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 31, 32 & 33 (1928)
Comic Gallery: KEEN DETECTIVE FUNNIES (1939)
Overlooked Films: THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920)
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 5)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1935)
Forgotten Cowboys: W.C. Tuttle's Sheriff Henry Conroy
Comic Gallery: BUCCANEERS (1950-51)



THE DIGEST ENTHUSIAST Book Two
Now available!

The Digest Enthusiast Book Two is available in print and digital editions.
Explore the world of digest magazines, past and present.
Published by Larque Press LLC.


Contents of Book Two
Interviews:
Gary Lovisi: Gryphon Books, Paperback Parade, Sherlock Holmes
Steve Darnall: Nostalgia Digest, Those Were the Days, Radio’s Golden Age
Robert Lopresti: Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Mike Shayne

Articles:
Borderline (James Dean & Vampira, L. Ron Hubbard) by Tom Brinkmann
Astounding Trading Cards
The Mysterious Traveler Magazine (Robert Arthur and David Kogan)
The Italian Mister No Digest Comics by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
H.L Gold’s Beyond Fantasy Fiction by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
Australia’s Action and Leisure Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Archie Comics Digests By the Numbers by Matthew Turcotte


Reviews:
Monster! #15 edited by Timothy Paxton & Steve Fenton
Shanks on Crime by Robert Lopresti
Pulp Crime Digests by Gary Lovisi
Asimov's July 2015 edited by Sheila Williams
Big Fiction #7 edited by Heather Jacobs
Dead Weight by Frank Kane
Paperback Parade #88 edited by Gary Lovisi
Analog #1000 edited by Trevor Quachri

Fiction:
"Passenger for the Night Train" by Joe Wehrle, Jr.
"Sweet and Sour" by D.D. Ploog
"Painesville" by Richard Krauss
"In the Fight for His Life" by John Kuharik

Artwork:
Joe Wehrle, Jr. (cover & illustrations)
Brad Foster (gag cartoon)
Andrew Goldfarb (illustrations)
Michael Neno (illustrations)
D.D. Ploog (photo art)
Bob Vojtko (gag cartoons)

Also includes:
Editor's Notes
Beyond Fantasy Fiction contents
Mysterious Traveler contents and the original sources of its reprints
Robert Lopresti bibliography
Social media round-up
Opening Lines

Print version includes nearly 100 cover images.
Kindle version includes over 50 cover images.

152 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" digest
Print $8.99    Digital $2.99




Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!

October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015


Ron Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations today!

GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained! October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.

Pre-registration will begin in late July. A webpage will be established for that and it will include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.

By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International. It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.


You don't have to book at the hotel but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings. Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.




Doc Savage Fantasy Covers
Now online!

Kez Wilson's DOC SAVAGE FANTASY COVERS website has added a new cover!
Check out the whole series of covers at the link below!




Dum-Dum 2015
Meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years!
Will Murray and Joe Devito
August 20 - 23, 2015

Come to Dum Dum 2015, August 20-23, at Andrew Memorial Town Hall in Clinton, Connecticut and meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years .... as well as members of the Burroughs family and the President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc and his Executive Assistant.

Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray (William Patrick Murray), author of "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" is an authorized sequel to one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, "Tarzan the Terrible" and is published by Altus Press.

“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,” says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice Burroughs and recreate the original era of 'Tarzan of the Apes'.”

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., who will be at the Dum Dum as well, notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures of our Ape-Man.”

"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" features a magnificent cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who also executes the covers for Altus Press’ "Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series.

“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to combine them both!”

"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" will be released in paperback in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound cover. The deluxe edition will also contain a bonus Tarzan short story by Gary A. Buckingham, entitled “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga” -- a sequel, which ties into the lead novel. Both will be available at Dum Dum 2015.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.:
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as one of the first authors to incorporate himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright, including stories of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town’s future development.

Along with ERB,, Inc's President, Jim Sullos presence at Dum Dum 2015, there will be his Executive Assistant, Cathy Mann Wilbanks -- and three member of ERB's family: Linda Burroughs and her two daughters, Llana Jane Burroughs & Dejah Burroughs.  


Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!




Earl Norem: April 17, 1924 to June 19, 2015 

Earl Norem passed away on June 19, 2015.  Born on April 17, 1924, he was 91 years old. Earl was an American artist primarily known for his painted covers for men's-adventure magazines and black-and-white comics mags affiliated with the Marvel Comics division. Over his long career, Norem also illustrated covers for novels and gaming books, as well as movie posters, baseball programs, and trading cards.

Although largely retired, Norem was workingn on illustrations for an upcoming Mars Attacks trading card set.


E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"The City of Doom" from the May 15, 1936 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"Death Signs a Lease" by Robert S. Fenton from G-MEN DETECTIVE, Summer (June), 1946
A Home-Made Pistol Leads Detective Packner to the Secret of a Fatal Fire and into the Clutches of Murderous Racketeers!
"Baldy and the Forgetful Guy" by Jack Kofoed from THRILLING SPORTS, Fall (October), 1944
Featuring: Baldy Simmons
Oscar Tremble Proves that He Has Method in His Madness When He Makes a Lot of Boners on the Baseball Diamond!
"His Majesty's Turtles" by William J. O'Sullivan from SKY FIGHTERS, Fall (October), 1946
Yank airmen on an isolated isle begin dining in style - and wind up in an hilarious private war with their own allies!



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

June 2015
In Writings
The first, and chronologically the last, Mowgli story, "In the Rukh" by Rudyard Kipling as it appeared in the June, 1896 issue of McClure's Magazine with illustrations by W. A. C. Page and dual introductions by Bob Gay and Dan Neyer.

May 2015
In Writings
Two new items for your reading pleasure:
The Output of Authors - Nineteen famous authors discuss (often with tongue in cheek) their working habits and writing speed in an article from the  April, 1897 issue of Pearson's Magazine (UK).
 The Downfall of Reginald Pym by George Allan England - Another story written while he was a student at Harvard that originally appeared in  the October, 1901 issue of The Harvard Illustrated Magazine. 

April 2015
Continuing our reprinting of the works of George Allan England, we present "The Battle of Woolly Field," England's second professional sale that is based on a Civil War incident.

March 2015
In Writings
We've added a new section to our Writings section: The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.  Here, you will find all our reprintings of Doyle's works (with more to come), along with an added tidbit or two.

But, as they say in infomercials, there's more!
We've also added a suspense story by Doyle "The Brazilian Cat", a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Two Collaborators" that includes an introduction describing the background of the how the story came about, and an article/interview from the August, 1892 issue of THE STRAND MAGAZINE, "A Day with Dr. Conan Doyle": a bit of insight into Doyle's life including all the original photographs that appeared with the article.

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

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



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

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

Misc Science Fiction Covers & Art - New!
Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 18 Issues ~ 1947-1952 - New!
Misc Spicy Pulps ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst
Spicy Mystery Stories ~ 1935-1942 ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst
The Shudder Pulps
Dime Mystery ~ 1932-1942



The Golden Age!
Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration - Volume Three
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in August 2015!

The response to the first volume in The Golden Age series was overwhelming, and many of you quickly asked for more. Volume Two was fully funded on Kickstarter in just ONE DAY, thanks to your generous support, and while that book has been printed and is in bindery now in China, I have gone ahead and assembled an all-new THIRD volume that I hope you're going to enjoy. My goal is for BOTH books to ship at the SAME TIME in August, so you won't have to wait for months to have all of these great books in your library.

This new book presents the work of 204 artists with 217 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the Golden Age of Illustration, all photographed directly from the original art. I've worked to include more diverse artists this time, with more pin-up, pulp, and paperback artists represented. Don't think I've had to scrape the bottom of the barrel or have run low on great art! My archives run deep, and this book is just as outstanding as the first two volumes, with many masterpieces included.

As with the previous books, this print run will be limited to just 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

You will notice that I am not using Kickstarter to fund this book. While the previous campaigns were great, and Kickstarter works well, the overall Kickstarter community added little to the sales of the book. Ultimately, my sales are coming from YOU, the dedicated fans of Illustration Magazine and the other books I have produced. It seems foolish to give Kickstarter 10% in fees when I can simply collect pre-orders myself the "old fashioned way."

Featured Artists
Avati, Ballantine, Beckhoff, Benda, Bergey, Biggs, Bowler, Brehm, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Bundy, Burns, Cady, Campbell, Carter, Chiriacka, Christy, Clymer, Cooper, Cornwell, Coughlin, Craft, Crandell, Crawford, Crockwell, D'andrea, Damron, Darley, Davis, De Mers, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Driben, Dryden, Duer, Dulac, Dumas, Dunn, Dunton, Durenceau, Ekman, Elliot, Enright, Epperly, Erbit, Erickson, Erickson, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Folkard, Forsberg, Foxley, Frahm, Gannam, Gaul, Gaze, Georgi, Giguère, Gilbert, Gillen, Gillespie, Godwin, , Graef, Granville-Smith, Gross, Hampson, Hastings, Heitland, Hilbert, Hintermeister, Hoff, Holmgren, Hood, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hurst, Irwin, Jackson, Johnson, Kalin, Keay, Keller, Kernan, Klett, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leach, Leake, Lebrun, Leyendecker, Lindsay, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mccarthy, Mccay, Mcginness, Mcmein, Meese, Moran, Nappi, Neill, Newell, Olson, Parker, Parrish, Peterson, Phillips, Pogany, Potthast, Price, Pyle, Rabreau, Rabut, Reinhart, Relyea, Reusswig, Riggs, Robinson, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Saalburg, Safran, Sambrook, Sandham, Saunders, Savage, Sawyers, Sawyer, Schaare, Schaeffer, Schmidt, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schulz, Scott, Sewell, Shaw, Shepherd, Shermund, Shinn, Sickles, Sidrone, Smith, Smith, Smith, Soulen, St. John, Stahr, Stanley, Stephens, Sterner, Stevens, Stoops, Stuart, Studdy, Tepper, Terpning, Thomson, Thrasher, Thulstrup, Tilburne, Timlin, Tinsley, Tossey, Traver, Travis, Utz, Valigursky, Van Buren, Vargas, Varian, Vassos, Verbeck, Ward, Ward, Webb, Wenzel, Woener, Whitcomb, Whitmore, Wilbur, Wilkinson, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wistehuff, Wittmack, Wolsky, Wood, Woolf, Wyeth, Zuckerberg.

As before, if you pre-order the book now you will receive a copy for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (100 "Early Bird Specials" are being offered for only $35 if you act fast!)
A "Special Edition" featuring a signed and numbered bookplate, presented in a slipcase, and limited to just 100 copies, is also available for $60.


After JULY 1, the retail cost of the regular unsigned edition will rise to $44.95 plus postage, so please order today! 
Thank you for supporting The Illustrated Press!




Hyborian Age Facsimile Edition
Now available!


Skelos Press is proud to present a facsimile edition of one of the rarest and most valuable of all Conan and Robert E. Howard publications - the legendary 1938 chapbook The Hyborian Age published by LANY Cooperative.

Originally compiled by Forrest J. Ackerman, Donald Wollheim, and several other notable fans of the time, this booklet contains the first full publication of Howard's world-building essay "The Hyborian Age," along with the first published map of Conan's world. It also includes the first appearance of the famous essay "A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" by P. Schuyler Miller and Dr. John D. Clark, as well as an introductory letter from H. P. Lovecraft. This modern facsimile edition includes a new introductory essay by Howard expert and pulp scholar Jeffrey Shanks discussing the history of this publication and the back-story behind "The Hyborian Age."
  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Skelos Press
  • First Trade Editon edition (June 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069244758X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692447581
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • $11.95


 
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #48 - Arriving in comic shops July 1!
(W/A)  Various

In this issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of Rolf Armstrong, best known for his elegant and colorful pastel renderings of pin-up girls in the 1930s and 40s. Our story features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks. Next up we feature a new column by David Saunders-each issue will showcase an obscure artist from the history of the pulps, drawn from the extensive archives of his website, www.PulpArtists.com. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00






JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #2 - Arriving in comic shops July 1!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Richard Benson confronts the Invisible Death – but not before more killers can invade the headquarters of Justice, Inc. and take the fight to Benson's own doorstep! Alone and unaided, Benson's agents have to defend their fortress. Mark Waid, the industry heavyweight award-winning writer behind Kingdom Come and Daredevil, continues his latest tour-de-force with the pulp hero he’s waited his entire lifetime to write!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99






King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER by Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





The Legacy Collection: The Rocketeer Action Figure
Now available!


Funko's new Legacy Collection is a line of highly articulated action figures celebrating some of pop culture's biggest franchises. The Rocketeer, the titular hero of the 1991 film, is realized as a stunning 6" Legacy figure with 20 points of articulation, complete with detailed costume and jet pack, accessories, and even an extra, unhelmeted head so he can be the down-to-earth Cliff Secord! Window box packaging.

Available US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, S. Africa, United Arab Emirates, India, and Argentina.
SRP: $22.99





Funko   Amazon.com   Toys R Us





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Whatever happened to Kato on the Green Hornet - New!
Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders
Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger

MASKS 2 #4 (OF 8) - Arriving in comic shops July 1!
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee Writer: Cullen Bunn Art: Eman Casallos

Heroes from across time meet, the bizarre origins of the Red Death are revealed, and an insidious trap springs shut. A dangerous adventure unlike anything you might expect awaits as the masked vigilantes of three different eras! The epic team-up of The Shadow, Black Terror, Miss Fury, Peter Cannon, Green Hornet, The Spider, and more continues, courtesy of Deadpool writer Cullen Bunn.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99


   






The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.  

Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


Mystery*File - Now online!

A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE SPIDER (1945).
- New!
Walker Martin's Report on Windy City 2015
Convention Report: PULPADVENTURE CON 2014.
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 12, by WALKER MARTIN: Rereading UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN WORLDS.


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

Doc Warlock
- New!
The Black Falcon
The Crimson Bat
CHU-JUNG
The Phantom Detectives
Vic Challenger


PS Publishing
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PULP HEROES by Jess Nevins
Coming in December!

LOCUS is reporting that this title will be released in December 2015.
Jess Nevins has been posting regular updates on hs blog featuring The Best of the Encyclopedia of Pulp Heroes.




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest, also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its 44th edition. It will begin on Thursday, August 13th at 6 PM with four hours of early-bird shopping in the dealers’ room, located on the hotel’s third floor. You can learn how to become an early-bird or a dealer by visiting our registration page. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, click “book a room.” PulpFest 2015 will run until 2 PM on Sunday, August 16th, when our dealers’ room will shut its doors.

As 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of author H. P. Lovecraft–the “Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century” and “The Copernicus of the horror story”– PulpFest will be celebrating his life and his work. In addition to programming on the author’s celebrated Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll also examining his relationship with WEIRD TALES, the pulp magazine where the bulk of his fiction was published.

PulpFest 2015 will also be paying tribute to Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines, better known as “The Thrilling Group.” Along with Street & Smith, Popular Publications, and the Frank A. Munsey Company, Pines’ line was one of the leading publishers of pulp magazines during the early twentieth century. We’ll be spotlighting a wide array of the company’s magazines, examining the Standard hero, detective, western, adventure, and sports pulps as well as their line of comic books. Click on our schedule and programming buttons for additional details.



Although the focus of PulpFest 2015 will be pulp magazines and related materials, visitors will also find vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books for sale in its 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room, located in the Regency Ballroom. In addition to attracting some of the leading collectibles dealers from across the United States and Canada, PulpFest also plays host to a wide array of contemporary publishers including those who reprint material from the old pulps as well as publishing houses dealing in contemporary genre fiction.

At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns, original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”


If you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon group rate.

WE ARE URGING PEOPLE TO BOOK THEIR ROOMS ASAP!!!!! If you are not from the Columbus area and want to attend PulpFest 2015, you need to book your room NOW and not later. Rooms are disappearing fast during the 8/13 - 8/16 time frame. PLEASE BOOK NOW!!!!



Thrilling Pulp Heroes of the Thirties
In the spring of 1931, THE SHADOW MAGAZINE was introduced to readers by Street & Smith Publications. Employing the talents of author Walter B. Gibson, the magazine proved an instant hit. Planned as a quarterly, this first “hero” pulp became a monthly following its first two issues. A year later, it became a semi-monthly, appearing twice monthly until early 1943. In 1937, Gibson teamed with scriptwriter Edward Hale Bierstadt to develop a radio program for the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was here that actor Frank Readick, Jr. uttered the famous words quoted above that have since become part of the American idiom. Continued here.

Countdown to PulpFest 2015
It’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2015! On Thursday, August 13th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction. Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our dealers, our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking www.pulpfest.com and visiting often or by liking our Facebook page. So be sure to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts to be delivered to your personal Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting about our home page updates. We’ll also be posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups such as Pulpmags and Flearun.

PulpFest is known for its superb programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2015 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating the 125th anniversary of horror master H. P. Lovecraft as well as the Standard Magazines pulp chain. We’ve already covered a lot of our programming plans concerning the Thrilling Group. Stay tuned for more information about our salute to H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES. And don’t forget about this year’s guest of honor, author Chet Williamson. He became interested in Lovecraft as a kid and has remained a devotee ever since. Chet has been writing in the fields of horror, science fiction, and suspense since 1981.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to register for PulpFest 2015! There’s no other way to be sure to be part of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Although all the rooms at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus are booked, there are still rooms available in the downtown area. Please visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention.


The Thrilling Adventures of Rudolph Belarski
Rudolph Belarski grew up in the hardscrabble world of coal mines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He finished the sixth grade and then entered the work force with his classmates at the Pittston Mines, where he labored for ten years, while he subscribed to a correspondence art school to follow his dream to become a celebrated illustrator. Continued here.

Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Airship Hunters Interview with Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Three by Mike Grell
Review: Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey
Talking Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey

Pulp Den - Now online!

DOC SAVAGE: The Sinister Shadow   - New!
The Pulp Detectives   - New!
Exciting Pulp Tales   - New!
Cold War Heroes   - New!
Killing At The Carnival
Trading Cards
Tom Johnson's Books On Altus Press

         Pulp Den  

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

Gone North by Charles Alden Seltzer - New!
Pulps in the news - roundup - New!
Interview with Matthew White Jr. - Editor of the Argosy
Collector's nightmare
Matthew White Jr. - Author, Editor of the Argosy magazine
Harold Lamb on selling his first story of Khlit the Cossack



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

‘The New Adventures of Lynn Lash’ - New!
Prince Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown
‘Dime Novel Cover’ Vol. 6: Night Hawk
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ No. 17
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Radio Spirits
THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES AGAIN
Now available!

In 1948, America was buzzing with crime, corruption, and vice -- but The Green Hornet was buzzing too!
The post war era paved the way for a new kind of criminal, and our hero found himself embroiled in espionage (in addition to his regular racket busting). And in this major chapter in the legend of the masked vigilante, Miss Case stumbles on a secret and takes on a more significant role at the Daily Sentinel.

Join Britt Reid and his faithful valet Kato for twenty thrill-packed adventures of this rousing radio classic - many of which have not been heard since their initial broadcast more than fifty years ago.

Includes a Program Guide by Martin Grams, Jr.

Episodes Include: Perfect Alibi 01-13-48; A Matter of Evidence 01-20-48; Hit and Run 01-27-48; Miss Case Meets the Hornet 02-03-48; The Mysterious Mr. Jones 02-10-48; Miss Case Keeps a Secret 02-17-48; Rule of Three 02-24-48; Find the Woman 03-02-48; One For the Senator 03-09-48; Two Minus Two 03-16-48; Stone Wall Alibi 03-23-48; The Funeral Spray 03-30-48; Pink Wonderland 04-06-48; Process X 04-20-48; Double Play 04-27-48; Career at Stake 05-04-48; The Woman in Black 05-11-48; The Travis Case 05-18-48; A Cable From England 05-25-48; The Hornet Bats For a Pitcher 06-01-48


Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
Price: $39.98


Radio Spirits


RED SONJA / CONAN #2 (of 4) - Coming in September!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers:
Alex Ross, Ed Benes

Red Sonja awakes bloodied and bruised to find she's missed the end of an epic battle. As she pieces together what happened, she discovers that Conan is missing and a local wizard has used bloodroot to create a terrible weapon.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale September 9.

RED SONJA / CONAN #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151252 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151253 (Benes cover).




 

Robert E. Howard: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
Now available and pre-orders are shipping!


Pre-orders are now being accepted for issue number 18 of The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal.
This is an extremely limited edition of 150 copies, so don’t procrastinate if you want a copy.


The new issue will make its debut at Howard Days on June 12th. If you can’t make it to Cross Plains, you can pre-order it beginning today.
Orders will ship in late June. Price per copy is $21.00, plus $4.00 for U.S. shipping and handling. Overseas orders require additional postage, so email inquiries here for the overseas shipping rates.


Contents include:
A full color cover by Bob Covington featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, inside front and back covers featuring scenes from “The Black Stone” by Bryan “Zarono” Reagan and a back cover by Stephen Fabian.
“The Cobra in the Dream” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Charles Fetherolf
“Iron Man Roll Call” by Chris Gruber, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
“A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the “Old Frontier”—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” by Dierk Guenther, illustrated by Richard Pace
“The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s Essay and Modern Discoveries” by Wm. Michael Mott, illustrated by Robert Sankner
“Worms of the Earth: A Bran Mak Morn Portfolio” by Michael L. Peters
“Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard” by James Reasoner, illustrated by Terry Plavet
“The Poetry Contest” by Rob Roehm
“Conan der Ubermensch” by David Scherpenhuizen, illustrated by Bill Cavalier


As stated above the price is $25.00, which includes U.S. postage and handling.
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
Send Your Order To:
Damon C. Sasser
6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
Spring, TX 77379
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)
or Order and Pay Via PayPal.

Paypal ordering link is at the link below.


The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE HOUSE OF HATE
Starring PEARL WHITE and ANTONIO MORENO
Filmed by Pathé in 1918
Directed by George B. Seitz

Now available!

Winthrop Waldon (John H. Gilmour), factory tycoon and inventor of a metal-melting formula called liquid fire, is stabbed to death in Waldon Castle by a mysterious masked madman known only as the Hooded Terror. When the will is read, his greedy relatives Haynes (John Webb Dillon), Ezra (French actor Paul Clerget), and Naomi (Peggy Shanor) are distressed to see he he has left all his money to his illegitimate daughter Pearl (Pearl White), "the only one who didn't wish for his death." Pearl's position as the new heir marks her as the next victim of the masked maniac, who lurks in secret passages in the castle, can bend steel with his bare hands, and attempts repeatedly to destroy Pearl, violently and unabashedly. Pearl fights back, however, and is not afraid to answer his attacks with a punch, a gunshot, or a crack of a chair over his head as attempted murder becomes a prolonged fight to the death between the two enemies. Pearl is supported in her quest to unmask and defeat the berserk, unstoppable Hooded Terror and his gang of underworld cutthroats by Harry Gresham, a scientist employed at her father's factory who loves her and fights by her side until the horrific and terrifying secret of the masked man's identity is finally revealed.

The great Pearl White is a joy to behold in this serial and shows she was a true triple threat -- she performs amazing stunts and in a dual role as a terrified condemned prisoner shows herself to have been a strong character actor as well, not to mention a funny comedienne when she impersonates a "good-time girl" to infiltrate the underworld. Get this serial and see why Pearl owned the movie serials in their early days.

The House of Hate was shot in the days before Hollywood, in Fort Lee, New Jersey and the surrounding area, in December, 1917, with snow visible on the ground in most outdoor scenes. It is the only Pearl White cliffhanger serial which to be available on DVD near-complete and includes amazing cliff-hanging stunt work by Pearl herself and other cast members.

This release comes from a low-resolution but intact transfer of the only known print of this serial, a condensation from the original 20 episodes into 10 fast-moving, action-packed chapters which include all the original's highlights and most exciting scenes. Chapter beginnings and endings, recaps, and intertitles are all newly re-created and restored and in English in the Squadron DVD edition. Chapters range in length from about 18 to 30 minutes each so the total length of the DVD content is about 3.5 hours. Color-toned and with a new musical score.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Curse of Thoth

The Killer
The Dead Who Lived
Shadow Over Alcatraz

Soft Brides for the Beast Of Blood: Fiction, Features And Art From Classic Men's Adventure Magazines - Arriving in comic shops July 1!

Men’s adventure magazines were a form of pulp publishing which flourished in 1950s and 1960s America, pandering to the cruelty and lust of young men with luridly illustrated stories of war, sleaze and savagery. They arose partly in response to the inauguration of the Comics Code in 1954, as a way of circumventing censorship by presenting material in a new, “adults-only” format. The prime years of the men’s adventure magazine unleashed a visual and verbal deluge of exposed and tormented flesh, bloody mayhem and sexual delinquency, representing a unique cultural phenomenon in US publishing and art.

SOFT BRIDES FOR THE BEAST OF BLOOD is a new anthology which collects some prime examples of text and artwork from a range of men’s adventure magazines published during the prime years of the genre. The book is divided into two main sections: FEATURES includes a selection of sensationalistic, semi-factual confessions and case histories on such subjects as Nazi doctors, tortures of the Spanish Inquisition, cannibal serial killers, vice, juvenile delinquency and other aberrations; and FICTION collects numerous examples of garishly illustrated short pulp fiction, with categories including war, white slavery, Nazi horror, jungle savagery, Red menace, Devil worship, torture, sadism and erotic carnage.

The book also features numerous examples of interior art from classic men’s magazines, and includes 35 features and stories, with more than 80 illustrations, and 16 pages of full colour, with work by such classic pulp artists as Norm Eastman, Norman Saunders and John Duillo. Features and stories include: THE CANNIBAL BUTCHER OF HANOVER; A SOFT WHITE THROAT FOR THE DEVIL’S HANGMAN; TORTURED NUDES FOR THE DEVIL’S CHARNEL HOUSE; SOFT BRIDES FOR THE HIDEOUS RITES OF THE DAMNED; NUDE NURSES FOR THE BEASTS OF BUSHIDO; DOOMED NUDES IN THE CIRCUS OF HORROR; TORTURE TRAP OF THE NYMPHO SCHOOLGIRLS; PRISON BREAK FROM CHAWCAGEE HELL HOLE; and many others.


Softcover, 8x11, 208 pages, Partial Color, $29.95


SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #2 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops July 1!
(Writer) Leah Moore (Art) Francesco Manna (Cover) Jay Anacleto

On Barsoom, the Princess of Helium is missing, and Irene Adler is the number one suspect. As Adler struggles to maintain her liberty and capture her own quarry, there are now two Martians roaming the dark, puddled streets of London, and Princess Dejah Thoris is not dressed for the weather. An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by acclaimed writer Leah Moore (Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes).


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Tarzan and Jane Animated Series - Coming to Netfix in Fall 2016!

Netflix announced that it will be adding a new Tarzan and Jane animated show to its award winning lineup of original television series for kids.

Tarzan and Jane – from 41 Entertainment, Executive Producer Avi Arad (Arad Animation) and with animation from ARC Productions – is a new kids series based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ collection of stories about his iconic characters, Tarzan and Jane. In this modern-day remake, 16 year old Tarzan returns from the African jungle to a London boarding school where he is a fish-out-of-water and challenges conformity. There he meets Jane, Tarzan’s ultimate partner, who helps him solve environmental injustice, crimes and mysteries. The eight episode season will premiere worldwide exclusively on Netflix during the second half of 2016.





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 Iron Heel and 1984-Part Six - New!
The Iron Heel and 1984-Part Five - New!
Happy Flying Saucer Day! - New!
The Iron Heel and 1984-Part Four - New!
The Iron Heel and 1984-Part Three - New!
The Iron Heel and 1984-Part Two
The Iron Heel and 1984-Part One
Gertrude Macaulay Sutton (ca. 1887-?)
Louis B. Capron (1891-1971)

Terence McVicker, Rare Books - Now online!

Terence McVicker has launched a new website.  Every month a new "theme" for the "Shoppe" will be announced. 

For the inauguration of the grand opening, in addition to samplings from "Shoppe stock," he is featuring a nice selection of Amateur Journals of H. P. Lovecraft from the Hyman Bradofsky (The Californian) Collection and fine, nearly complete collections of the works of James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers, two of Fantasy & Science Fiction's finest living writers!  So don't dote on the dead, take a voyage on an Elfin Ship, or step through the Anubis Gates and journey to the furthest reaches of your imagination!

And be sure to read "FOTS" - Friends of the Shoppe - for important book information!

New additions added every Sunday and every month a new theme!


ThrillerFest IX
Grand Hyatt, New York City,  July 7-11, 2015

ITW's annual celebration of the thriller world is the largest event of its kind, a meeting place for authors, readers, budding writers, and publishing industry professionals.

Welcome to ThrillerFest X! It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since we gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for our first conference back in 2006.

To commemorate our special anniversary, we’ll be hosting online events throughout the year culminating in a wonderful celebration at the Grand Hyatt from July 7-11, 2015.

We’ll be honoring 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille along with 2015 Spotlight Guests Mark Billingham, Charlaine Harris, and Greg Iles.

We’re also excited that 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow and 2014 Silver Bullet Award recipient Brenda Novak will be back to join us this year, along with 2015 Silver Bullet Recipient Kathy Reichs.

You won’t want to miss this incredible line-up, so please sign up today!










19 June 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!



Adventures in Bronze
The 200th Doc Savage Super-saga!
The Sinister Shadow
by Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent & Will Murray
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

Softcover edition now available!
eBook edition now available!
A deluxe hardcover edition will follow!

When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!

These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. The conflict intensifies when underworld figure Cliff Marsland is captured and shipped off to Doc’s secret Crime College!

Will these legendary crimefighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow?


Softcover - $24.95   eBook - $5.99




Airship 27 Productions
RAVENWOOD: STEPSON OF MYSTERY NOVEL
RETURN OF THE DUGPA

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions, one of the leading publishers of New Pulp fiction, is thrilled to present the first ever full length novel based on the classic pulp occult detective series, Ravenwood – Stepson of Mystery by writer Micah Harris.

One of the most famous unsolved murder mysteries was the shooting death of well known actor-director, William Desmond Taylor in Hollywood circa 1922.  Nine years later, while investigating an alleged curse on German composer Wilhem Richard Wagner’s lost opera, occult detective Ravenwood uncovers a connection between the missing score and the death of the flamboyant Taylor.  He is hired to find it.

Upon arriving in Hollywood he discovers others connected to the lost opera have also perished under mysterious circumstances.  It is an arcane trail of death that leads back in time to the ancient plateaus of Lost Hyperborea and an immortal entity seeking the ultimate power to rule mankind.  As the first sound movie version of Wagner’s opera goes into production, the Stepson of Mystery races to solve Taylor’s murder before more blood is shed and the City of Dreams becomes a Nightmare Wasteland.

Says Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier, “This is a project we were excited about since day one when Micah Harris first suggested the plot to us.  His tying a classic pulp hero with one of the most notorious crimes in Hollywood history was sheer genius.  Then he sweetened the pot by bringing aboard renowned graphic artist Bret Blevins to do all the art, both interiors and cover, for what is a truly fantastic book.”

From the Golden Age of Hollywood to the magnificent seven ascending plateaus of Lost Hyperborea,  writer Micah Harris delivers the first ever Ravenwood – Stepson of Mystery full length novel in RETURN OF THE DUGPA.

Now available at Amazon in hardcopy and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Softcover edition now available!
eBook edition now available!
A deluxe hardcover edition will follow in July!


Altus Press is proud to announce the first new Tarzan novel in several years!

Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series, Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don is an authorized sequel to one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, Tarzan the Terrible.

“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,” says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice Burroughs and recreate the original era of Tarzan of the Apes.”

During World War II, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke has just completed flight training with the Royal Air Force when his superiors assign him to a secret mission: Locate the enigmatic British Military Intelligence operative codenamed Ilex, whose plane has gone down in a vast primeval wilderness that only Tarzan of the Apes dares brave. Flying Officer Clayton does not suspect that his superiors harbor an ulterior motive for assigning him this dangerous mission. Before it’s all over, the Lord of the Jungle will plunge into his wild past and confront dangers both familiar and unfamiliar in the prehistoric lost land where carnivorous triceratops and saber-tooth tigers roam.

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures of our Ape-Man.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don features a startling cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who executes the covers for Altus Press’ Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series.

“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to combine them both!”

Altus publisher Matt Moring adds, “As a long-time fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs––beginning with the quest to put together a complete collection of ERB's Ace paperbacks many years ago–-it’s almost unbelievable that I’d one day be able to say that I’d actually publish an authorized Tarzan novel. And based on Will's long track record, there can be no doubt that this will be an epic story.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don will be released in paperback in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound cover and a bonus Tarzan short story by Gary A. Buckingham, “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga,” a sequel which ties into the lead novel. There will also be an e-book edition released in all popular formats.

Softcover - $24.95   eBook - $5.99

Will Murray:
I’m immensely pleased and proud to announce that I had been chosen by ERB Inc. to write the first authorized Tarzan novel in several years to be set in the series’ original time period.

Although I’m perhaps best known for my Doc Savage novels, I actually discovered the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs about a year before I discovered Doc. It was the purchase of the Ballantine Books edition of "The Gods of Mars" in 1968 that started me on my lifelong love affair with all things Burroughsian.

When the opportunity came to write a Tarzan adventure, I gave a lot of thought over which phase of the ape-man’s career to set my story. From the beginning, the plan was to sequel "Tarzan the Terrible," one of ERB’s most masterful Tarzan novels, and a personal favorite of the Burroughs’, second only to "Tarzan of the Apes" in that series.

At first, I thought we would leave the timeframe vague, but the more I delved into the series, the more I was drawn to the little-recorded phase in which John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, left his jungle home to serve in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. Burroughs portrayed his hero as an observer in "Tarzan and The Foreign Legion,” so he would likely have previously undergone flight training. Here was a great jumping-off point to depict the civilized John Clayton in a rarely-seen role––that of combat fighter pilot––from there to segue into a classic reversion to this natural state as the untamed Lord of the Jungle.

In "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don," fresh from flight school, Clayton is given a secret mission. An RAF plane has gone down in Africa, along with a military intelligence operative codenamed Ilex. His mission is to locate Ilex and bring the nameless agent back to civilization, along with the unknown Axis secret being carried to Allied leaders.

As it happened, the missing plane crashed into a previously unexplored area Pal-ul-don. So when Flying Officer Clayton’s shark-mouthed P-40 Tomahawk fighter plane is attacked by pteranodons, causing him to crash land in strangely familiar territory, the ape-man discovers he’s back in the Land of Man. And so begins his quest.

In this sequel, we are not revisiting the cities and peoples encountered in "Tarzan the Terrible." Instead, Tarzan finds himself caught in the web of a completely different tree-dwelling tribe which presents the fearless ape-man with one of the most epic challenges of his long career. Tarzan the hunter becomes Tarzan the hunted!

I don’t want to give away any more of the story, but "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" is an imaginative quest into a savage land both familiar and alien. The allies and perils the ape-man collects along the way are a tribute to the powerful imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the great pulp adventure writers of the 20th Century.

This is Tarzan of the Apes as Burroughs originally portrayed him.




Altus Press
THE ARGOSY LIBRARY SERIES 1
The First Series of Releases Features Popular Authors Such as Lester Dent, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, and George F. Worts
 Now available!

Altus Press is Pleased to Announce The Argosy Library

The legendary Argosy Magazine was one of the top pulps of all time. Known for its high-quality fiction, it was home at one time or another to such writers as Max Brand, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Johnston McCulley, and Erle Stanley Gardner, among hundreds of others.

With The Argosy Library, we're collecting the best of the stories, many of which for the first time. Series 1 of The Argosy Library contains ten titles, each by an Argosy mainstay, and covering a wide variety of genres. These also showcase a mixture of stand-alone novels and collections of short stories featuring some of Argosy's best series characters.


Each book in The Argosy Library is available individually or as heavily-discounted Series sets... available in softcover, hardcover, and ebook sets.

Get all of Series 1 at a big discount!
  Hardcover Edition Bundle: regularly $369.40, on sale for just $299.95
Softcover Edition Bundle: regularly $207.50, on sale for just $149.95
Ebook Edition Bundle: regularly $59.90, on sale for just $44.95



 
Altus Press
GENIUS JONES by Lester Dent
Introduction by Will Murray

Now available!

The gold-dusted saga of a red-bearded young giant, raised in the Arctic on seal-meat and encyclopedias, who descends on civilization with a loud and solid crash.
In his search for wisdom and adventure, the man Jones doesn’t have Aladdin’s lamp—but he doesn’t really need it….

Never before reprinted, it’s the longest novel Lester Dent ever published, and one of the most famous.

This edition restores text cut from its original publication.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

271 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
WHEN TIGERS ARE HUNTING: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF CORDIE, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, VOLUME 1
by W. Wirt

Now available!

The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew were among Argosy’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance.

Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his first nine adventures.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

240 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99



Altus Press
THE SWORDSMAN OF MARS by Otis Adelbert Kline

Now available!

Harry Thorne, explorer and swordsman, had scarcely more than heard of the Red Planet, Mars—when an amazing thing happened….
Otis Adelbert Kline is well-known as one of the best fantasy/adventure contemporaries of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
This edition is sourced from the original magazine text and includes all of the original illustrations.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

237 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
THE SHERLOCK OF SAGELAND: THE COMPLETE TALES OF SHERIFF HENRY, VOLUME 1
by W.C. Tuttle, Introduction by Sai Shankar

Now available!

Once voted Adventure Magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running,
and most popular series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy.

Collected here are the first four stories.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

269 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99


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Altus Press
GONE NORTH by Charles Alden Seltzer

Now available!

When Jim Fallon started for the Hudson Bay country, he wasn’t sure whether he was on a man-hunt or a wild goose chase—but he found his quest was fraught with real enough peril.
Among the best novels ever written by one of Argosy’s most popular authors.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

220 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Now available!

One of Argosy’s most popular authors pens this never-before reprinted novel of a trail of crime that ran from sleepy Maple Hollow to Steel City.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

265 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
BALATA by Fred MacIsaac
Now available!

Trees of living gold in the Amazon jungles, guarded by alligators, poisoned darts and rival hunters—such was the lodestone that drew an American expedition, and the unwilling Pete Holcomb….

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

216 pages
 $17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Altus Press
BRETWALDA by Philip Ketchum
Now available!

’Twas the mightiest weapon the eyes of man had ever beheld; its mystic name meant “Ruler of Briton.”
And from over the Northern Sea came a Viking’s thrall—the only man in the world who could wield that fearsome steel—to save good King Alfred and the homeland he scarce remembered.

 Collecting—for the first time—all 12 stories of the Bretwalda saga.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

479 pages
 $26.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99



Altus Press
DRAFT OF ETERNITY
  by Victor Rousseau
Now available!

A groundbreaking science fiction, post-apocalyptic & time travel classic from the early days of The All-Story by an underrated writer.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

183 pages
 $16.15 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99



Altus Press
FOUR CORNERS, VOLUME 1 by Theodore Roscoe
Now available!

Mystery runs rampant in the quiet, upstate New York town of Four Corners….
Easily one of Roscoe’s best-written series, Volume 1 collects the first half of this lost masterpiece of the pulps.

Part of The Argosy Library of classics.

201 pages
$17.96 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / e-book $4.99




Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming to comic shops in September!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 84: "The Men Vanished" & "Death in Little Houses"
The pulps' mightiest superman returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent and William G. Bogart writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Doc and Patricia Savage mount a rescue expedition to the Amazon jungle after seven of the world's greatest explorers mysteriously disappear! Then, Doc seeks to learn why bearded mountain men are stealing portions of postwar model homes and a lady trucker has been marked for death. This instant collector's item reprints the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke and Charles J. Ravel and also features the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-186-8 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95


DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 84 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151868.


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
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 to comic shops in September!
May be available from other retail outlets sooner!

THE SHADOW Volume 99: "Mardi Gras Mystery" & "City of Fear"- HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE SPECIAL
The Dark Avenger becomes immeshed in murderous masquerades in two pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, from colorful carnival festivities arises a baffling puzzle, leading The Shadow to don a series of disguises to solve "Mardi Gras Mystery." Then, the Knight of Darkness journeys to a "City of Fear" to unmask a master of disguise who can impersonate anyone—even The Shadow himself! Which Shadow will have the last laugh? BONUS: Anthony Tollin unmasks "The Many Faces of The Shadow." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Earl Mayan, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-187-5  Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 99 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151869.


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
Six issues for $84 (first class) or $78 (media mail) [postpaid]
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new his week.

Past episodes:
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"

Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #8
Stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES
Now available!


Seven soaring stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES magazine!
Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction

Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

DARE-DEVIL ACES is one of several aviation pulps published by Popular Publications. Aviation pulps were an outgrowth of adventure magazines and came into their own as World War I ended and daring aviators such as Charles Lindberg and Amelia Earhart were grabbing headlines. Stories centered on WWI battle action, but shifted to modern conflict as WWII began.

BULLETS FOR THE SKY WOLF By William Porter A stolen ship, an outlawed ace… and only the wind and the bullets could hear the last taunting farewell of the outcast of Bristol Squadron: “I’ll be cold meat tomorrow, pals—but I’ll give ’em hell today!”

TALONS OF THE HAWK By Daniel Winters One last hell-packed hour the fates had given Fighting Joe Gregory to settle his destiny in enemy skies—bullets in the dawn and a traitor’s unmarked grave—or escape with a secret that would rock the world!

YOU CAN’T KILL AN EAGLE by Robert Syndey Bowen “Half of this outfit swears you’re a spy; the other half curses you for a coward. We’re takin’ off now for the hottest corner in this man’s war. An’ you’re going with us—to write your answer with your guns!”

AIR ANGELS By Dusty Dowst Warbirds are gamblers, and the stake is life… Here are some battle tales of the pioneer combat group in air history—the jinx busters of the Lafayette Escadrille!

EACH DAY WE DIE By O.B. Myers When Death’s watchdogs howl on the ceiling of hell, and the quitters have fled and the luckless have perished, a certain breed of flying man will yet stick to his guns and remember: “Each day we die—but we fly again with the dawn!”

DEATH PATROL by Ray P. Shotwell What did it mean, that challenge from doom-laden skies—“Keep out of the air today—or you will die to the last man!”

NOTE: The new volumes are not reproductions, but new edited and re-typeset preservations of pulp literature from 1927-1951.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99

Kindle: $3.99
Nook: $3.99

Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #9
Stories from the November, 1945 issue of ALL-STORY LOVE
Now available!


Pulp magazines weren't just for men.
Six stories of romance from the November 1945 issue of ALL-STORY LOVE magazine!


Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

REUNION by Phyllis Gordon Demarest Only when her husband returned from overseas would Hilarie know whether her war marriage was to have a happy ending.

ONE RING FOR LOVE by Nancy Crosby Does an engagement ring bring bad luck when more than one "girl has worn it?

HEART IN THE CLOUDS by Dorolhy Brodine Had Vincent a right to speak of the future when each kiss he shared with Chriss might be their last? Is a heart ever safe in a flyer's care?

WHO IS NATALIE? by Ruth Brown Tawny couldn't make up her mind between two suitors — so she asked a third to pick a husband for her.

GIRL MISSING by Millard Crown A missing heiress returned — and romance and danger waited to welcome her. Love had no place in Noel's dangerous masquerade.

TWO FOR THE SHOW by Tugar DePass The man Tarn loved came to watch her daring performance—but he brought his fiancee with him.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #10
Stories from the February, 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE
Now available!


Six smashing crime stories from the February 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE magazine!

Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

LADY IN FLIGHT by Rick Daniels
It was a strange world for Mary Abbot—where her warmest friend was a frozen corpse in the icebox!

BROKEN IVORY by David Crewe
They were paying off on my murder, so I had to watch myself die—twice!

THE DEATH DANCE by Cyril Plunkett
Can you solve the riddle of the smiling little lady—who danced gaily, long after her murder?

MAN AT BAY by Verne Chute
The Frisco guy was dead, but he still had a chore among the Iiving—an encore of his own murder!

TILL THE END OF CRIME by Robert Turner
He was just as well dead—and his best girl didn't seem to mind!

NAME YOUR STIFF by Carroll John Daly
Detective Hall was Satan to Gotham’s queen of corpses—because she loved him to death!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both at a discounted rate.

For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)



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

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


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 

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

Centennial Alert: Julius Schwartz - New!
Birthday Boy: Hiram S. Brown, Jr. - New!
Birthday Boy: John W. Campbell
Another Milestone for Murania Press
Unfairly Dissed and Dismissed: FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES
Join Us for a New Installment of the ART’S REVIEWS Podcast!
Birthday Girl: Iris Meredith

Bold Venture Press
June releases!



Sometimes, the last man standing is a woman ...

The legendary editor of Hardboiled and Paperback Parade, Gary Lovisi, has teamed with Rich Harvey, the graphic designer behind the Bold Venture imprint, to bring you 15 stories of mystery and suspense from some of today's greatest authors of hardboiled fiction ...Michael A. Black, Fleur Bradley, Terrence Butler, Max Allan Collins, Art Cosing, Wayne Dundee, Ed Gorman, Pearce Hansen, C.J. Henderson, Arlette Lees, Lonni Lees, Gary Lovisi, Vin Packer, Cindy Rosmus, and John Sunseri. Vintage cover art by Robert Maguire and profusely illustrated by Ben Fogletto!

They’re lovers, bitches, whores, heroines and crazies They’re the deadliest dames you’ll ever meet, lurking in this thrilling collection!

230 pages, $16.95 USA



JACK HAGEE: NO TORRENT LIKE GREED by C.J. Henderson
with an introduction by Gary Lovisi
Now available!

Finally! The long lost Jack Hagee novel! Never before published! Just weeks after the events of Nothing Lasts Forever, Jack bets big on “a sure thing.” He should have known better. To recoup his losses, Jack takes a case his inner voice tells him is best left untouched. What follows involves Jack and his friends with the Feds, The Russians, and an organization capable of blowing New York City off the map.

C.J. Henderson saved his best Jack Hagee story for last. Originally planned for publication in the 1990s, this bare-knuckle hardboiled thriller has been hidden until now. Gary Lovisi, editor of Hardboiled and Paperback Parade, offers some interesting insight into the author and his work in the introduction.

246 pages, $16.95 USA




A grizzled hobbyist of old paper magazines decides to gather collectors and vendors for a weekend of swapping tall tales and lurid artwork. Four decades later, another collector picks up the torch and stumbles. The power of love convinces him to trod on...but in which direction?

Can two avowed hoarders of comic books, paperbacks, hardcovers, movie memorabilia, etc., etc., make room in their lives for each other?







The Bronze Gazette #74 (July 2015)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“Shadow Over Andros: The Extraterrestrial Origins of Doc Savage” by John Vellutini
Doc Savage comicbook story: "The Man Who Wasn't There" from SHADOW COMICS VOLUME 4 #12, March 1945

Front Cover: Tim Faurote
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Ron Wilber, and David Burton.
Now accepting subscriptions for The Bronze Gazette issues #74 and 75 only.
#75 will be the final issue.
Prices are as follows:
Cost is $12.00/2 Issues US
Cost is $13.00/2 Issues Canada
Cost is $14.00/2 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
 

The Burroughs Bulletin #92 - Coming soon!

The Burroughs Bulletin" #92 was distributed to members of The Burroughs Bibliophiles who attended the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship convention.
This issue features interviews of artist Neal Adams, ERB Inc. president Jim Sullos about their online comic strips, artist Tom Grindberg, and writer Roy Thomas.
Subscriber copies began mailing last week.


Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #24 - Arriving in comic shops June 24!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Miguel Sepulveda (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

Facing the greatest threat in the world—the unstoppable madman known as the Archon—Captain Midnight and his allies need an ace in the hole to help pull out a victory! Thankfully, Cap has a plan . . . but will it be enough to stop the Archon when everything else has failed?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99





THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 30: THE DEATH OF CONAN AND OTHER STORIES - Coming in November!
Michael Higgins (Writer), Ron Lim (Pencils), Gary Hartle (Pencils), Rodney Ramos (Pencils), Dan Adkins (Inks), Mike DeCarlo (Inks), Alfredo Alcala (Inks), Ricardo Villagrán (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Mike Mignola (Cover)

A young Conan is arrested and falsely accused of a king's murder, and the Cimmerian is tortured, stabbed, dragged through the streets, and thrown into a river. He is found by his closest allies, but they discover they are too late. Conan is dead! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #233–#240.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 200 pages, $19.99, On sale November 18.


THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 30 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL150088.




THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 11: NIGHTMARE AND OTHER STORIES TP - Arriving in comic shops June 24!
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




CONAN: THE ATLANTEAN SWORD - Coming in November!
Hand-forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength, this Conan: The Atlantean Sword has been expertly reproduced by the master craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts, as an exact replica of the sword used on screen in the classic film, Conan the Barbarian. From the intricate details on the guard and pommel to the deep runes on the powerful blade, this is truly a masterful reproduction. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The sword features a 28 1/8" blade and measures 38 7/8" overall including pommel.

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.


CONAN: THE ATLANTEAN SWORD is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL152694.



CONAN: THE FATHER'S SWORD - Coming in November!
Hand-forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength, this Conan: The Father's Sword has been expertly reproduced by the master craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts, as an exact replica of the sword used on screen in the classic film, Conan the Barbarian. From the intricate details on the guard and pommel to the deep runes on the powerful blade, this is truly a masterful reproduction. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The sword features a 29" blade and measures 38 1/2" overall including pommel.

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.


CONAN: FATHER'S SWORD is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL152695.



CONAN: THE VALERIA'S SWORD - Coming in November!
Hand-forged from 1085 high carbon steel and tempered to 52 HRC for strength, this Conan: The Valeria's Sword has been expertly reproduced by the master craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts, as an exact replica of the sword used on screen in the classic film, Conan the Barbarian. From the intricate details on the guard and pommel to the deep runes on the powerful blade, this is truly a masterful reproduction. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The sword features a 33" blade and measures 40" overall including pommel.

NOTE: Available only within the United States and U.S. Territories.


CONAN: VALERIA'S SWORD is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL152696.


ATLANTEAN SWORD
FATHER'S SWORD
VALERIA'S SWORD





CONAN THE AVENGER #15 - Arriving in comic shops June 24!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Guiu Vilanova (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Eric Powell (Cover)

Conan and Natala must fight for their lives in the cursed city of eternal dreamers, Xuthal! When they are separated, Conan faces an army of zealots while Natala must defend herself from torturers and beasts! Can they escape the city alive?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50





CONAN THE AVENGER #18 - Coming in September!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Janissa the Widowmaker—one of the deadliest warriors Conan has ever met—returns and makes Conan fight for his life! Conan is a prisoner of Janissa's all-female army, but the true threat may not be their leader, but lurking amid their ranks!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale September 30.


CONAN THE AVENGER #18 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL150087.




CTHULHU: THE ANCIENT ONE TRIBUTE BOX - Coming in September!

The signature character of author H. P. Lovecraft's darkly fantastic fiction, Cthulhu is as emblematic for Lovecraft's fans as Darth Vader is for Star Wars adherents. Both feared and worshipped in the stories, Cthulhu has since been the subject of new fiction, artwork, role-playing games, toys, and other items celebrating Lovecraft and fandom for weird tales. This totemic set includes a hand-painted figurine suitable for display or dark contemplation, an altarpiece stand, and a booklet discussing the Ancient One's place in Lovecraft and popular culture.

Book (with Figurine),

Softcover, 6x4x3, 48 pages, Full Color, $19.95


CTHULHU: THE ANCIENT ONE TRIBUTE BOX is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151843.


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

Pulp Gallery: AMAZING STORIES 31, 32 & 33 (1928)  - New!
Comic Gallery: KEEN DETECTIVE FUNNIES (1939) - New!
Overlooked Films: THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920) - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 5) - New!
Pulp Gallery: SPICY DETECTIVE (1935) - New!
Forgotten Cowboys: W.C. Tuttle's Sheriff Henry Conroy
Comic Gallery: BUCCANEERS (1950-51)
Overlooked Audio: THE PIN-UP MURDER MYSTERY on Pulp-Pourri Theatre
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 4)


DJANGO / ZORRO HC - Coming in September!
(Writer) Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner (Art) Esteve Polls
(Covers) Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla

Oscar Award-winning writer/director and Django creator Quentin Tarantino teams with Eisner Award-winning comic book creator Matt Wagner to write the official Django Unchained sequel, uniting the gun-blazing Western hero with the legendary swordsman of literature, film, and comics: Zorro!

Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django again pursues evil men in his role as a bounty hunter. Taking to the roads of the American Southwest, he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega by sheer chance. Django is fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he's met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of his skin... and who can hold his own in a fight. Django hires on as Diego's bodyguard, and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from brutal servitude. Learning much from the older man (as he did from King Schultz), he discovers that slavery isn’t exclusive to his people, as he even dons the mask of Zorro in their mission of mercy!

Hardcover, 7x10, 192 pages, FullColor, $29.99, On sale September 16.


DJANGO / ZORRO is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151228.






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Doc Con XVIII
Ron Ely announced as special guest!

October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015


Ron Ely has agreed to attend Doc Con 18!
This will be the Doc Savage gathering of a lifetime!
Plan on attending October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2015 or call (623) 271-9005 for hotel reservations today!

GUEST SPEAKER: Prepare to be entertained! October Surprise, "world famous" pop sociologist, has been on assignment researching the sociocultural climate of the 30's and 40s using Doc Savage magazine as reference and guide. At Doc Con 2015 he will present portions of his research concerning the original fans that wrote letters to the Doc Savage Club, printed in the original publications between 1933 and 1949. Using census data and related sources, this presentation will outline discoveries about the original fandom, their backgrounds, and the lives they went on to lead.

Pre-registration will begin in late July. A webpage will be established for that and it will include a pre-registration gift that will most likely have to do with Ron Ely and Bob Larkin.

By air, you will fly into Sky Harbor International. It is only 15 minutes from the hotel which is located at: Comfort Suites, 9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, AZ, 85305, US Phone: (623) 271-9005. Tell the desk clerk that you are part of DOC SAVAGE group and they will give you the group rate room discount.


You don't have to book at the hotel but since it is the best price in the area and has a complimentary breakfast that you will eat with your friends both mornings. Additionally, the DOC SAVAGE SUITE will be located on the same floor as your room so you can stay late and not miss out on any of the DOC AFTER DARK plans on Friday and Saturday evenings.




Dum-Dum 2015
Meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years!
Will Murray and Joe Devito
August 20 - 23, 2015

Come to Dum Dum 2015, August 20-23, at Andrew Memorial Town Hall in Clinton, Connecticut and meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years .... as well as members of the Burroughs family and the President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc and his Executive Assistant.

Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray (William Patrick Murray), author of "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" is an authorized sequel to one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, "Tarzan the Terrible" and is published by Altus Press.

“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,” says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice Burroughs and recreate the original era of 'Tarzan of the Apes'.”

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., who will be at the Dum Dum as well, notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures of our Ape-Man.”

"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" features a magnificent cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who also executes the covers for Altus Press’ "Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series.

“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to combine them both!”

"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" will be released in paperback in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound cover. The deluxe edition will also contain a bonus Tarzan short story by Gary A. Buckingham, entitled “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga” -- a sequel, which ties into the lead novel. Both will be available at Dum Dum 2015.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.:
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as one of the first authors to incorporate himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright, including stories of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town’s future development.

Along with ERB,, Inc's President, Jim Sullos presence at Dum Dum 2015, there will be his Executive Assistant, Cathy Mann Wilbanks -- and three member of ERB's family: Linda Burroughs and her two daughters, Llana Jane Burroughs & Dejah Burroughs.  


Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!




Easton Press: THE MOON MAID TRILOGY - Now available!
Edgar Rice Burrough's Immortal Classics, Together In One Volume...

Written by America's great science-fiction genius Edgar Rice Burroughs, the "Moon Maid" trilogy envisions the fierce struggle of rival civilizations beyond Earth.
This stunning volume brings you all three volumes, and features 3 new full-color works of art specially commissioned for this edition.

Initially inspired by the 1917 Russian Revolution and the establishment of the Soviet Union, Burroughs’ epic trilogy — The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk — was first published as a serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1923 and 1925. The tale begins in the 21st century when Earth is for the first time at peace and humanity has made contact with Mars. But when a Mars-bound spacecraft is forced to land on the Moon, the crew discover beneath the arid lunar surface a fierce and evil species, the Kalkans, who eventually conquer Earth, reducing it to a totalitarian wasteland. One man, Julian, is reincarnated generation after generation to lead humanity’s resistance to the oppressive aliens.

Featuring three new full-color artworks specially commissioned for this Easton Press Collector Edition, THE MOON MAID TRILOGY is an adventure masterpiece from one of the most popular and influential storytellers of the last hundred years.

Also featuring the art of Thomas Floyd from the Bison Books edition.

Easton Press has created for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ thrilling THE MOON MAID TRILOGY a single-volume Collector Edition of unmatched artistry and excellence.
The binding is of beautiful and durable premium leather, hand-selected for this edition. The raised “hubbed” spine — ancient hallmark of the finely crafted book — is accented with true 22k gold.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic saga is preserved on acid-neutral, archival-quality paper that will not yellow or fade with age — and the pages are Smyth-sewn (not merely glued as in ordinary books) into the binding, allowing for both easier reading and greater longevity.

Heavy-duty binding boards, gleaming gilded page ends, a satin-ribbon page marker — every element of this volume’s design and craftsmanship shows it is the work of American artisans devoted to the great tradition of handcrafted luxury bookmaking. The Collector Edition THE MOON MAID TRILOGY is a volume that will thrill — and make an unmatched one-of-a-kind gift for — any lover of classic science-fiction adventure.


6" x 9", 400 pages

3 Monthly Installments of just $39



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!

"Song of Death" by Ed Earl Repp from AMAZING STORIES, November, 1938
An amazing death came to the rats when Vance turned the supersonic cannon on them. But the real test came when he used the vibrations on a greater scale to torture and murder a man.
"Of Maestros and Gunmen" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, February, 1943

Featuring: Willie Klump
Willie Klump, the Hawkeye Hawkshaw, has a ripping time of it when he tries to trade a bulletproof vest for a sport jacket!
"The Mortal Blow" by Lon Williams from WESTERN ACTION, May, 1957
Featuring: Judge Steele
The whole question was, could a man be charged with murdering another man who was but moments away from death? And consarn it, if he couldn't, then as mean a scoundrel as Judge Steele had ever glared at in his court room would walk out free!


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

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

Misc Spicy Pulps ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst - New!
Spicy Mystery Stories ~ 1935-1942 ~ Cover art by H.J. Ward & H.L. Parkhurst - New!
The Shudder Pulps - New!
Dime Mystery ~ 1932-1942
- New!
Terror Tales ~ 1934-1941
- New!
Horror Stories ~ 1935-1941
Weird Tales ~ The Unique Magazine  
The 1949 & 1950 Gnome Press Calendars Artwork by Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier   
Luana ~ Artwork by Frank Frazetta, Russ Manning, Neal Adams and Estaban Maroto




The Golden Age!
Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration - Volume Three
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in August 2015!

The response to the first volume in The Golden Age series was overwhelming, and many of you quickly asked for more. Volume Two was fully funded on Kickstarter in just ONE DAY, thanks to your generous support, and while that book has been printed and is in bindery now in China, I have gone ahead and assembled an all-new THIRD volume that I hope you're going to enjoy. My goal is for BOTH books to ship at the SAME TIME in August, so you won't have to wait for months to have all of these great books in your library.

This new book presents the work of 204 artists with 217 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the Golden Age of Illustration, all photographed directly from the original art. I've worked to include more diverse artists this time, with more pin-up, pulp, and paperback artists represented. Don't think I've had to scrape the bottom of the barrel or have run low on great art! My archives run deep, and this book is just as outstanding as the first two volumes, with many masterpieces included.

As with the previous books, this print run will be limited to just 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

You will notice that I am not using Kickstarter to fund this book. While the previous campaigns were great, and Kickstarter works well, the overall Kickstarter community added little to the sales of the book. Ultimately, my sales are coming from YOU, the dedicated fans of Illustration Magazine and the other books I have produced. It seems foolish to give Kickstarter 10% in fees when I can simply collect pre-orders myself the "old fashioned way."

Featured Artists
Avati, Ballantine, Beckhoff, Benda, Bergey, Biggs, Bowler, Brehm, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Bundy, Burns, Cady, Campbell, Carter, Chiriacka, Christy, Clymer, Cooper, Cornwell, Coughlin, Craft, Crandell, Crawford, Crockwell, D'andrea, Damron, Darley, Davis, De Mers, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Driben, Dryden, Duer, Dulac, Dumas, Dunn, Dunton, Durenceau, Ekman, Elliot, Enright, Epperly, Erbit, Erickson, Erickson, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Folkard, Forsberg, Foxley, Frahm, Gannam, Gaul, Gaze, Georgi, Giguère, Gilbert, Gillen, Gillespie, Godwin, , Graef, Granville-Smith, Gross, Hampson, Hastings, Heitland, Hilbert, Hintermeister, Hoff, Holmgren, Hood, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hurst, Irwin, Jackson, Johnson, Kalin, Keay, Keller, Kernan, Klett, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leach, Leake, Lebrun, Leyendecker, Lindsay, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mccarthy, Mccay, Mcginness, Mcmein, Meese, Moran, Nappi, Neill, Newell, Olson, Parker, Parrish, Peterson, Phillips, Pogany, Potthast, Price, Pyle, Rabreau, Rabut, Reinhart, Relyea, Reusswig, Riggs, Robinson, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Saalburg, Safran, Sambrook, Sandham, Saunders, Savage, Sawyers, Sawyer, Schaare, Schaeffer, Schmidt, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schulz, Scott, Sewell, Shaw, Shepherd, Shermund, Shinn, Sickles, Sidrone, Smith, Smith, Smith, Soulen, St. John, Stahr, Stanley, Stephens, Sterner, Stevens, Stoops, Stuart, Studdy, Tepper, Terpning, Thomson, Thrasher, Thulstrup, Tilburne, Timlin, Tinsley, Tossey, Traver, Travis, Utz, Valigursky, Van Buren, Vargas, Varian, Vassos, Verbeck, Ward, Ward, Webb, Wenzel, Woener, Whitcomb, Whitmore, Wilbur, Wilkinson, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wistehuff, Wittmack, Wolsky, Wood, Woolf, Wyeth, Zuckerberg.

As before, if you pre-order the book now you will receive a copy for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (100 "Early Bird Specials" are being offered for only $35 if you act fast!)
A "Special Edition" featuring a signed and numbered bookplate, presented in a slipcase, and limited to just 100 copies, is also available for $60.


After JULY 1, the retail cost of the regular unsigned edition will rise to $44.95 plus postage, so please order today! 
Thank you for supporting The Illustrated Press!




GRAPHIC CLASSICS VOLUME 26: VAMPIRE CLASSICS - Coming in September!
(Writer) Bram Stoker & Various (Art) Craig Wilson & Various (Cover) Craig Wilson

Vampire Classics features a unique adaptation of the 1922 silent film, Nosferatu.

Plus a horror-western by "Conan" creator Robert E. Howard and Ray Bradbury's "The Man Upstairs." With "The Strange Orchid" by H.G. Wells, "Olalla" by Robert Louis Stevenson, and a short story by famed horror writer and co-editor Mort Castle.

This has an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The Horror from the Mound" by Timothy Truman.

Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, Full Color, $19.95, On sale September 2.


GRAPHIC CLASSICS VOLUME 26: VAMPIRE CLASSICS is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151348.


Graphics Classics


Hermes Press: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE KING YEARS - Coming in October!
(Writer) Dick Wood (Art) Don Heck & Various (Cover) Andre LeBlanc

The comic book version of the 20th Century's most famous fictional magician sees print again in Hermes Press' deluxe version of King Features comics' Mandrake the Magician! Lee Falk's newspaper strip, Mandrake the Magician, offered readers, magic, occult and the fantastic and King Feature's comic book version, which saw print during the height of the Silver Age, was a worthy entry into the world of comic books. This first volume of the complete comic book run of Mandrake the Magician presents the first five comics in the series together with all of the back-up stories printed in King Features' Flash Gordon title. These stories feature artwork by such Silver Age luminaries as Don Heck, Werner Roth, and Andre LeBlanc with scripts by Dick Wood.

Hardcover, 8x10, 176 pages, Full Color, $49.99


MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE KING YEARS is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151424.



Hyborian Age Facsimile Edition
Now available!


Skelos Press is proud to present a facsimile edition of one of the rarest and most valuable of all Conan and Robert E. Howard publications - the legendary 1938 chapbook The Hyborian Age published by LANY Cooperative.

Originally compiled by Forrest J. Ackerman, Donald Wollheim, and several other notable fans of the time, this booklet contains the first full publication of Howard's world-building essay "The Hyborian Age," along with the first published map of Conan's world. It also includes the first appearance of the famous essay "A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" by P. Schuyler Miller and Dr. John D. Clark, as well as an introductory letter from H. P. Lovecraft. This modern facsimile edition includes a new introductory essay by Howard expert and pulp scholar Jeffrey Shanks discussing the history of this publication and the back-story behind "The Hyborian Age."
  • Paperback: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Skelos Press
  • First Trade Editon edition (June 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069244758X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692447581
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
  • $11.95


 
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #50 - Coming in October!

To celebrate the 50th issue of Illustration Magazine, we have chosen to profile one of the most iconic and influential illustrators of all time — J.C. Leyendecker. Author David Saunders returns with an in-depth biography of the legendary artist, along with a side profile of his equally talented and somewhat mysterious brother F.X. Leyendecker, who died tragically before his time. This issue features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks.

Magazine, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #50 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151907.




Jerry Schneider Enterprises
Now available!

THE ARGOSY #1
A QUEEN OF ATLANTIS by Frank Aubrey


A facsimile reproduction of the original 7-part serial from the pages of The Argosy magazine for February through August 1899.

A romance of the Caribbean Sea--Strange Adventures among a people cut off from the rest of the world--Fantastic experiences in the land of the Flower Dwellers.

Pulp Sized Magazine: 156 pages
$14.95
LESTER ALLISON by Don Wilcox

From the yellowed pages of AMAZING STORIES pulp magazine, a trilogy of stories featuring Lester Allison and June O'Neil--SLAVE RAIDERS FROM MERCURY--Fate was against Allison in the Rite of the Floating Chop, for only death could save his life! BATTERING RAMS OF SPACE--Lester Allison and June O'Neil match battering rams against deadly explosive gas in total space war. EARTH STEALERS--The Earth was captive in a giant hollow globe-and escape depended on Allison's battering ram. These novelettes appeared in the June 1940, February 1941, and June 1943 issues of Amazing Stories.

Hardcover, 6 x 9 inch, 274 pages
$30

Trade Paperback, 274 pages

$14.95



JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #8 - Arriving in comic shops June 24!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris visit a remote Martian city, where residents are being terrorized by a monstrous, murderous presence. Will the Warlord and Princess of Mars be able to solve the mystery, or will they be blamed for the brutal crimes? More masterful Martian adventures from writer Ron Marz and Eisner-nominated co-writer Ian Edginton, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99



 
 
 
 

 
JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #11  - Coming in September!
Writer: Ron Marz, Ian Edgington,  Art: Ariel Medel, Covers: Bart Sears, Abhishek Malsuni, Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter and Dejah Thoris discover what may well be the key to repairing the dying atmosphere of Mars. But the long-lost technology of the White Martians is not only protected by deadly robots, it's also being sought by other agents who will stop at nothing to retrieve it. John and Dejah might well save Mars, but only if they can save themselves! The start of a two-part story that could change Mars forever!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 23.

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #11 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151232
(Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151233 (Malsuni cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151234 (Luppacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151235 (Subscription cover).





Bart Sears cover not available at this time.


 





JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #4  - Coming in September!
Writer: Mark Waid
Art: Ronilson Freire
Cover: Francesco Francavilla

With Justice, Inc. in shambles, the Avenger must face the Invisible Death alone in the skies over the Eastern Seaboard–and be willing to sacrifice his life to save his country from an outbreak of international war! Industry heavyweight Mark Waid (Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk) takes out all the stops in the latest epic story of globe-trotting adventurer Richard Henry Benson, the Man of a Thousand Faces!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 2.

JUSTICE INC.: THE AVENGER #4 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151239.


   



Cover image not available

J. ALLEN ST. JOHN AN ILLUSTRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY - Warehouse find!
By Darrell C. Richardson.

A long-needed book on this outstanding illustrator from the early years of this century, best known for the Tarzan, Mars, and other book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. St. John’s paintings became the epitome of Burroughs’ adventure fiction. This presents a detailed bibliography, as well as 200 illustrations, many appearing here for the first time. Rarely seen non-Burroughs early jackets and drawings are included.

A steady seller for years, this finally sold out in 1999. However, we found a few copies sitting in the back of the warehouse.Note: Slight bumps to corners and scuffs to covers.

Limited to 2000 copies.

Publisher: Mid-America, 1991
Binding: Softcover
Dimensions: 8x11
Pages: 111pg
Color: black and white

Published at $30.00
On Sale! Save $5!
Your price: $25.00




King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER by Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Daisy Bacon at the Belmont Stakes

No PulpFest for Me This Year
Photos of the Street & Smith building, including a new one found today
Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015

LE GUIDE HOWARD By Patrice Louinet
Now available in French!
Coming soon in an English edition!


His lyrics have shaped the codes of fantasy. His characters (Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane ...) marked generations of readers. For fifteen years, Robert E. Howard experiencing a true literary resurrection.
Free of interference of those who have appropriate after his death, his founding work is now available in full strength through friendly editions of his work.
 
Written by Patrice Louinet, one of the leading experts in the world of Howard, this guide full of new information explores the many facets of a rich work, debunks the last prejudices, and gives us a thousand and one reasons to (re) read again and again.


Summary
Thanks
I. Introduction
I. Ten myths about Howard
II. Twenty stories you need to have read (and why)

III. Biography
IV. Twenty other texts that deserve your attention
V. A few laconic words on ten other texts
VI. Conan, the real deal and the imitations

VII. About Howard
VIII. The Adaptations
IX. Around Howard
X. Dear Mr. Lovecraft
XI. Reading about Howard
Conclusion


Cover: Alexandre Bourgois
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-2-917689-84-4

Language: French
Trade Paperback Edition Price: € 10.00
E-book Price: € 1.99

THE LONE RANGER: VINDICATED TP - Coming in September!
(Writer) Justin Gray (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) John Cassaday

The Lone Ranger and Tonto are called to the town of Red Mesa to help capture a vicious gang of thieves. However, things are not what they seem as the masked man and his faithful companion find themselves entangled in a mystery and surrounded by killers. Meanwhile, a woman named Fiona Doyle has captured the Lone Ranger's heart... but his feelings might place him and Tonto at greater risk! (C: 0-1-2)

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, Full Color, $15.99, On sale September 9.


THE LONE RANGER VINDICATED is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151241.




Cover image not available

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders - New!
Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger

MASKS 2 #6 (OF 8)  - Coming in September!
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Eman Casallos
Covers: Butch Guice and Jae Lee

Cast though the time stream, the masked heroes of three different eras find themselves face to face with the sinister forces that spawned the Red Death… the menace who has laid waste to the world! But wild adventures through time have brought about amazing… and sometimes horrific… changes in the Shadow, Green Hornet, Black Sparrow, and the others. In order to set things right, the league of heroes–I’ve you’ve NEVER seen them before–must band together in hopes of saving all of reality.


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 2.

MASKS 2 #6 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151245 (Guice cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151246 (Lee cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151247 (Subscription variant cover).









The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.  

Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


Moonstone Books
THE AVENGER: THE SUN KING
By Matthew Baugh
Arriving in comic shops June 24!

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


Mystery*File - Now online!

A Movie Review by Dan Stumpf: THE SPIDER (1945).
- New!
Walker Martin's Report on Windy City 2015
Convention Report: PULPADVENTURE CON 2014.
COLLECTING PULPS: A Memoir, Part 12, by WALKER MARTIN: Rereading UNKNOWN and UNKNOWN WORLDS.
COLLECTING PULPS: A MEMOIR, PART ELEVEN –  Frank Robinson, 1926-2014 by Walker Martin

Characters from DFW #17: OLD CALAMITY — by Monte Herridge


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

The Black Falcon
- New!
The Crimson Bat
CHU-JUNG
The Phantom Detectives
Vic Challenger


PS Publishing
Innsmouth Nightmares
A hardcover ANTHOLOGY of Lovecraftian inspired stories edited by Lois H. Gresh
Coming in July!

This all-Innsmouth anthology features original stories by leading writers of weird fiction. If you think you’ve read everything possible about Innsmouth, then you’re in for a major treat because these stories are gems.
 
Lavie Tidhar brings Truman Capote to Innsmouth to find the truth behind murder in Cold Blood, and John Shirley dishes up an explosive futuristic blast with a finale that will blow your mind. Laird Barron’s Innsmouth is pure technopunk with a mad scientist laboratory, a spook, and a tough-as-nuts heiress.
 
Paul Kane’s jittery young woman is anxious to impress her future in-laws, and if you haven’t guessed, wedding bells aren’t exactly chiming. Tim Lebbon’s hero is lost at sea on a lifeboat driven by bizarre currents.
 
William F. Nolan pops in with a bittersweet tale about a man who honeymoons in the wrong place, and S.T. Joshi supplies a thrilling novellete about Maxwell Gilman and the evils of humanity.
 
Both Steve Rasnic Tem and John Langan write about vacations unlike any others, and it’s certainly no vacation when Nancy Kilpatrick’s heroine returns to Innsmouth to honor her dead mother’s wishes.
 
Richard Gavin’s girl seeks her lost Daddy in Innsmouth, and Lisa Morton’s girl enters puberty, but the “change” isn’t what you think it is. Nancy Holder’s teenagers seek cool “hippie” gifts from Innsmouth--not with good results. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. beautifully captures Innsmouth adolescent angst.
 
The love-sopped fellow in James A. Moore’s tale should take a cue from the weird hag who runs the local diner, and he should run for the hills. But he doesn't. Of course. Anyone in Innsmouth’s Marsh Care Facility should also run for the hills when Donald Tyson’s nurse shows up, but they don’t…of course.
 
Also featured are great original stories by Wilum Pugmire, Tim Waggoner, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock. The anthology is rounded out with a powerful tale by Caitlin R. Kiernan.

CONTENTS
Windows Underwater – John Shirley
Cold Blood – Lavie Tidhar
Fear Sun – Laird Barron
Thicker Than Water – Paul Kane
Strange Currents – Tim Lebbon
Mourning People – Nancy Kilpatrick
The Barnacle Daughter – Richard Gavin
Between the Pilings – Steve Rasnic Tem
The Imps of Innsmouth – Wilum H. Pugmire
The Open Mouth of Charybdis – John Langan
Water’s Edge – Tim Waggoner
Dark Waters – William F. Nolan
A Girl’s Life – Lisa Morton
The Sea Witch – James A. Moore
Brood – Jason V Brock
Gone to Doggerland – Jonathan Thomas
The Scent of the Hammer and the Feather – Joseph Pulver, Sr.
Baubles – Nancy Holder
The Waves Beckon – Donald Tyson
The Cats of River Street (1925) – Caitlín R. Kiernan
Some Kind of Mistake – S. T. Joshi


COVER ART Ben Baldwin
Hardcover, 313 Pages, £30.00




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest, also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its 44th edition. It will begin on Thursday, August 13th at 6 PM with four hours of early-bird shopping in the dealers’ room, located on the hotel’s third floor. You can learn how to become an early-bird or a dealer by visiting our registration page. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, click “book a room.” PulpFest 2015 will run until 2 PM on Sunday, August 16th, when our dealers’ room will shut its doors.

As 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of author H. P. Lovecraft–the “Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century” and “The Copernicus of the horror story”– PulpFest will be celebrating his life and his work. In addition to programming on the author’s celebrated Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll also examining his relationship with WEIRD TALES, the pulp magazine where the bulk of his fiction was published.

PulpFest 2015 will also be paying tribute to Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines, better known as “The Thrilling Group.” Along with Street & Smith, Popular Publications, and the Frank A. Munsey Company, Pines’ line was one of the leading publishers of pulp magazines during the early twentieth century. We’ll be spotlighting a wide array of the company’s magazines, examining the Standard hero, detective, western, adventure, and sports pulps as well as their line of comic books. Click on our schedule and programming buttons for additional details.



Although the focus of PulpFest 2015 will be pulp magazines and related materials, visitors will also find vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books for sale in its 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room, located in the Regency Ballroom. In addition to attracting some of the leading collectibles dealers from across the United States and Canada, PulpFest also plays host to a wide array of contemporary publishers including those who reprint material from the old pulps as well as publishing houses dealing in contemporary genre fiction.

At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns, original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”


If you are having trouble booking a room for PulpFest 2015, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon group rate.

WE ARE URGING PEOPLE TO BOOK THEIR ROOMS ASAP!!!!! If you are not from the Columbus area and want to attend PulpFest 2015, you need to book your room NOW and not later. Rooms are disappearing fast during the 8/13 - 8/16 time frame. PLEASE BOOK NOW!!!!



Thrilling Pulp Heroes of the Thirties
In the spring of 1931, THE SHADOW MAGAZINE was introduced to readers by Street & Smith Publications. Employing the talents of author Walter B. Gibson, the magazine proved an instant hit. Planned as a quarterly, this first “hero” pulp became a monthly following its first two issues. A year later, it became a semi-monthly, appearing twice monthly until early 1943. In 1937, Gibson teamed with scriptwriter Edward Hale Bierstadt to develop a radio program for the Mutual Broadcasting System. It was here that actor Frank Readick, Jr. uttered the famous words quoted above that have since become part of the American idiom. Continued here.

Countdown to PulpFest 2015
It’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2015! On Thursday, August 13th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction. Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our dealers, our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking www.pulpfest.com and visiting often or by liking our Facebook page. So be sure to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts to be delivered to your personal Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting about our home page updates. We’ll also be posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups such as Pulpmags and Flearun.

PulpFest is known for its superb programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2015 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating the 125th anniversary of horror master H. P. Lovecraft as well as the Standard Magazines pulp chain. We’ve already covered a lot of our programming plans concerning the Thrilling Group. Stay tuned for more information about our salute to H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES. And don’t forget about this year’s guest of honor, author Chet Williamson. He became interested in Lovecraft as a kid and has remained a devotee ever since. Chet has been writing in the fields of horror, science fiction, and suspense since 1981.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to register for PulpFest 2015! There’s no other way to be sure to be part of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Although all the rooms at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus are booked, there are still rooms available in the downtown area. Please visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention.


The Thrilling Adventures of Rudolph Belarski
Rudolph Belarski grew up in the hardscrabble world of coal mines in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He finished the sixth grade and then entered the work force with his classmates at the Pittston Mines, where he labored for ten years, while he subscribed to a correspondence art school to follow his dream to become a celebrated illustrator. Continued here.

Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Airship Hunters Interview with Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock - New!
Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Three by Mike Grell
Review: Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey
Talking Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey
Talking Flight to Opar Restored Edition by Philip José Farmer with Christopher Paul Carey

Pulp Den - Now online!

Killing At The Carnival   - New!
Trading Cards - New!
Tom Johnson's Books On Altus Press - New!
Three Go Back - New!
Mack Bolan: "Payback" - New!
New Pulp Heroes
The Masked Avenger
The Black Bat's War
Eyes of Satan
ECHOES 30
Cop Job

         Pulp Den  

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

Interview with Matthew White Jr. - Editor of the Argosy - New!
Collector's nightmare
Matthew White Jr. - Author, Editor of the Argosy magazine
Harold Lamb on selling his first story of Khlit the Cossack
Harold Van Lieu Bloomfield - Author, Editor, Sailor, Newspaper Publisher
Charles Agnew McLean - Editor of the Popular 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

Prince Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown - New!
‘Dime Novel Cover’ Vol. 6: Night Hawk - New!
Fanzine focus: ‘Pulp Adventures’ No. 17
Semi Dual, occult detector
The cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft
Space operas of E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith
Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’ #15
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #82
The Spider #13 Audiobook
Builders of the Black Empire

by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria.

Now available!
By what strange twist of Fate did the fearful menace which was to shadow every man and woman in New York City first rear its venomous head in the distant Caribbean? When terror suddenly boarded a little tramp steamer and left crimson havoc littering its narrow decks a spluttering wireless flashed the doom of every living thing aboard. Within a week, the same ghastly fate struck a gigantic new ocean liner, its luxurious cabins occupied by the elite and powerful of a dozen different nations! Death — swift and terrible — rode the ocean lanes. And the Spider — taken for once off guard — was supposedly dying in a hospital room on the very day when that terror from the seas first showed itself in all its terror above the city skyline. How can the Spider, fighting death himself, help the nation he loves in her hour of greatest need?

 
The great pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s produced a number of heroes, but none as action-oriented as the Spider. For almost exactly a decade, from October 1933 to December 1943, the Spider was the scourge of the Underworld, doling out his own particular brand of justice and imprinting his dreaded red Spider seal on the foreheads of those he has killed for the good of mankind.
 
The Spider followed the established pulp pattern of a wealthy man-about-town, Richard Wentworth III, master of disguise, dilettante of the arts, in perfect physical condition, and completely devoted to the pursuit of justice for the down-trodden, no matter what the cost to himself or loved ones. Secretly donning a decrepit black hat, a tattered black cape, a false hunch to his shoulders, a lank wig of stringy hair, an application of sinister face makeup and a pair of .45 automatics, Wentworth prowls the streets of New York as his alter-ego the Spider, chasing down criminal masterminds bent on enslaving or destroying humanity. Much of the action takes place in the tenements and slums, the poor and lower classes victimized as readily as the rich.
 
Nick Santa Maria reads Builders of the Black Empire with all the intensity you have come to expect of his superb talent. Originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1934.




Radio Archives
The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 8
Now available!

Jungle Jim! The very name conjures up images of exotic locales, wild beasts and hostile natives. Jungle Jim braved these with the aid of his faithful Hindu companion Kolu as he traveled the wilds of southeastern Asia in search of adventure.

Jungle Jim is best remembered as the star of sixteen Columbia B-movies starring Johnny Weissmuller, fresh off his twelve-year stint as Tarzan, beginning in 1948. But Jungle Jim’s history goes back more than a decade.

 
Produced by Jay Clark and often written by Gene Stafford, The Adventures of Jungle Jim was on the air weekly from 1935 to 1954. A combination of jungle danger and colonial politics, the show brought listeners tales of slave traders, pirates, foreign spies, wild beasts, poachers, hostile tribes, and, during World War II, the Japanese, as Jim often served as an Allied operative. Armed with his trusty .45 automatic, the adventurer searched for lost treasure and investigated such mysteries as ghosts and unknown islands. Throughout it all, Jungle Jim maintained a cool head.
 
Beginning with Tarzan, the pulp era was full of jungle characters. Jungle Jim is one of the unique ones, in that he wasn’t a barely-literate loincloth-clad tree-dwelling wild man, but rather Jim Bradley, a hunter – a “great white hunter” in the mold of heroes of earlier popular fiction such as H. Rider Haggard’s Allan Quatermain and Lord John Roxton from Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Jungle Jim was everything one could ask for in a pulp protagonist – handsome, brave, resourceful.
 
Matt Crowley, who originated the role, played Jim for the entire run of the show, except for a brief period in 1938, when Gerald Mohr, who had a long career in radio, film and television, took over the part. Joined by his faithful aide, Kolu, a powerful Hindu giant (played by Juano Hernandez), Jungle Jim often encountered Lille DeVrille and served as Jim’s femme fatale (played first by Vicki Vola and later, Franc Hale).
 
This volume contains forty fifteen-minute episodes from 1941, including the conclusion of “The Panama Canal” (#281-288) and the beginning of “Thorson’s Island” (#289-320), for ten hours of exciting and intelligent adventure.
 
10 hours - $14.99 Download / $29.98 Audio CDs

99 Cent Jungle Jim, Volume 8 Bonus! 
The brand new The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 8 radio set is only 99 cents through July 2nd, when you place any order for $25 or more.
 
To take advantage of this special deal:
* Select $25.00 or more worth of merchandise and add it to your shopping cart
* Now add The Adventures of Jungle Jim Volume 8 to your shopping cart as well.

* When you are ready to check-out, type the code 99CentCD into the Coupon Code box to get your special pricing on the Audio CD set or type 99CentDownload into the Coupon Code box for the download version.
 
This special offer is valid through July 2nd! (Limit one 99 Cent Jungle Jim set per customer.)




Radio Archives
Weinberg - Ellis Art Prints
The first three prints are ready to ship.
Now available!

Hi, my name is Bob Weinberg. I’m good friends with Doug Ellis and the two of us are both known as obsessive pulp magazine collectors. When I use the word “obsessive,” I mean exactly that. Doug and I have been collecting pulps most of our lives and we have tremendous collections of them. Recently, our buddy Tom Brown has allowed us to share our love of pulp fiction with his huge audience of Audiobook Lovers. I’ve been editing a line of pulp novels, The Best of Argosy, while Doug has been responsible for The Best of Adventure. But the pulp magazines are not our greatest collecting mania. Doug and I both collect original paintings used to illustrate science fiction, fantasy, and pulp magazines and books. Unfortunately, these originals are one-of-a-kind and are unavailable to the average collector except for those willing to pay astronomical prices.
 
I began buying and selling original artwork used for the covers of science fiction and fantasy paperbacks back in the 1970’s. At the time, collecting original SF Art was considered an interesting offshoot of actual collecting. Artwork sold for a few hundred dollars a painting, if that. But, as times changed, so did the cost of art. Prices skyrocketed. A piece I originally sold for $100, recently brought $15,000 at auction. Making it impossible to collect many of the finest paintings that were sold in the past fifty years. Until now!
 
Working together, Tom Brown, Doug Ellis and I are now selling stunning prints of some of the finest paintings in our collections. These are printed full color and will be reproduced directly from the actual art used to first publish these unique covers. They will offer the ultimate decoration for any collector interested in SF or pulp art.
 
Bob & Doug & Tom
 




The Laughter of Toffee
Artwork by H. W. McCauley
16"W x 20"H

 
This painting was featured on the cover of Imagation magazine in October, 1954.
 The Laughter of Toffee by H.W. McCauley - Toffee was a popular humorous character, somewhat in the sexy Thorne Smith vein of fantasy, whose adventures were chronicled by Charles Myers. Toffee originally appeared in a series of novelets published in Fantastic Adventures, but when editor Ray Palmer moved to Imagination magazine in the early 1950’s, she moved along with him.


Android Abduction
Artwork by Harold Ward
20"W x 30"H

 
Android Abduction by Harold J. Ward - reproduction of the cover painting for the March 1941 issue of Spicy Mystery. Ward was one of the brightest stars of the pulp cover painting universe. For the Spicy chain, Ward painted many covers with a SF theme in the early 1940's, as the publisher began running spicy SF stories inside. The stories may not have been great, but his paintings were sure popular!

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Artwork by Edmond Good
16"W x 20"H

 
The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Edmond Good - the rare cover illustration done to attract readers to the first Canadian issue of Weird Tales magazine from January 1942. In 1942, Canadian Publishers were allowed to reprint stories from U.S. magazines but not their covers. The thought was to provide employment for artists unable to find work otherwise. Due to the scarcity of the Canadian Weird Tales, this cover is one of the rarest Lovecraft illustrations ever published.




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

Dare-Devil Aces #96: The Brave Will Come Back
There is no greater glory than comes to a man like this. Lon Pedrick lives a story that you never will forget! Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Horror Stories: Wayne Rogers
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 collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Wayne Rogers, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
 
All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
When you upgrade to a new eReader, you can transfer your eBooks to your new device without the need to purchase anything new.





Radio Spirits
THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES AGAIN
Now available!

In 1948, America was buzzing with crime, corruption, and vice -- but The Green Hornet was buzzing too!
The post war era paved the way for a new kind of criminal, and our hero found himself embroiled in espionage (in addition to his regular racket busting). And in this major chapter in the legend of the masked vigilante, Miss Case stumbles on a secret and takes on a more significant role at the Daily Sentinel.

Join Britt Reid and his faithful valet Kato for twenty thrill-packed adventures of this rousing radio classic - many of which have not been heard since their initial broadcast more than fifty years ago.

Includes a Program Guide by Martin Grams, Jr.

Episodes Include: Perfect Alibi 01-13-48; A Matter of Evidence 01-20-48; Hit and Run 01-27-48; Miss Case Meets the Hornet 02-03-48; The Mysterious Mr. Jones 02-10-48; Miss Case Keeps a Secret 02-17-48; Rule of Three 02-24-48; Find the Woman 03-02-48; One For the Senator 03-09-48; Two Minus Two 03-16-48; Stone Wall Alibi 03-23-48; The Funeral Spray 03-30-48; Pink Wonderland 04-06-48; Process X 04-20-48; Double Play 04-27-48; Career at Stake 05-04-48; The Woman in Black 05-11-48; The Travis Case 05-18-48; A Cable From England 05-25-48; The Hornet Bats For a Pitcher 06-01-48


Duration: 10 hours
Media: (10) CDs
Price: $39.98


Radio Spirits


RED SONJA / CONAN #2 (of 4) - Coming in September!
Writer: Victor Gischler
Art: Roberto Castro
Covers:
Alex Ross, Ed Benes

Red Sonja awakes bloodied and bruised to find she's missed the end of an epic battle. As she pieces together what happened, she discovers that Conan is missing and a local wizard has used bloodroot to create a terrible weapon.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale September 9.

RED SONJA / CONAN #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151252 (Ross cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151253 (Benes cover).




 

Robert E. Howard: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
Now available for pre-order!


Pre-orders are now being accepted for issue number 18 of The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal.
This is an extremely limited edition of 150 copies, so don’t procrastinate if you want a copy.


The new issue will make its debut at Howard Days on June 12th. If you can’t make it to Cross Plains, you can pre-order it beginning today.
Orders will ship in late June. Price per copy is $21.00, plus $4.00 for U.S. shipping and handling. Overseas orders require additional postage, so email inquiries here for the overseas shipping rates.


Contents include:
A full color cover by Bob Covington featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, inside front and back covers featuring scenes from “The Black Stone” by Bryan “Zarono” Reagan and a back cover by Stephen Fabian.
“The Cobra in the Dream” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Charles Fetherolf
“Iron Man Roll Call” by Chris Gruber, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
“A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the “Old Frontier”—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” by Dierk Guenther, illustrated by Richard Pace
“The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s Essay and Modern Discoveries” by Wm. Michael Mott, illustrated by Robert Sankner
“Worms of the Earth: A Bran Mak Morn Portfolio” by Michael L. Peters
“Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard” by James Reasoner, illustrated by Terry Plavet
“The Poetry Contest” by Rob Roehm
“Conan der Ubermensch” by David Scherpenhuizen, illustrated by Bill Cavalier


As stated above the price is $25.00, which includes U.S. postage and handling.
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
Send Your Order To:
Damon C. Sasser
6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
Spring, TX 77379
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)
or Order and Pay Via PayPal.

Paypal ordering link is at the link below.


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 11 - Coming in December!
(Art) Murphy Anderson & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugginer world" with the eleventh volume of the groundbreaking awe-filled Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House over a thirteen year period ending in 1953. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson plus many more! Collects issues #48-53 (May 1947 to March 1948) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $59.99

ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 11 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151558.


 
THE SECRET 6: THE COUNCIL OF EVIL SC - Coming in September!
(Writer) Joel Frieman (Art) Ryan Cody

New adventures based on the legendary pulp epic by Norvell W. Page! The Council of Evil, with the little fiend, Herr Doktor Krueger, presiding; his prim assistant Mildred; the insidious thief Iron Man; the green ape-man Grun; and, the Viking thawed from a block of ice named Thaw; descends on the Federal Reserve Sub-Treasury in lower Manhattan to plunder its gold deposits!

This sinister plot propels The Spider into action as the steel-clad figure with palm-blast power named Smilodon — Justice With A Smile!

Softcover, 6x9, 48 pages, B&W, $6.00, On sale September 30.


THE SECRET SIX: THE COUNCIL OF EVIL is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151870.

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE HOUSE OF HATE
Starring PEARL WHITE and ANTONIO MORENO
Filmed by Pathé in 1918
Directed by George B. Seitz

Now available!

Winthrop Waldon (John H. Gilmour), factory tycoon and inventor of a metal-melting formula called liquid fire, is stabbed to death in Waldon Castle by a mysterious masked madman known only as the Hooded Terror. When the will is read, his greedy relatives Haynes (John Webb Dillon), Ezra (French actor Paul Clerget), and Naomi (Peggy Shanor) are distressed to see he he has left all his money to his illegitimate daughter Pearl (Pearl White), "the only one who didn't wish for his death." Pearl's position as the new heir marks her as the next victim of the masked maniac, who lurks in secret passages in the castle, can bend steel with his bare hands, and attempts repeatedly to destroy Pearl, violently and unabashedly. Pearl fights back, however, and is not afraid to answer his attacks with a punch, a gunshot, or a crack of a chair over his head as attempted murder becomes a prolonged fight to the death between the two enemies. Pearl is supported in her quest to unmask and defeat the berserk, unstoppable Hooded Terror and his gang of underworld cutthroats by Harry Gresham, a scientist employed at her father's factory who loves her and fights by her side until the horrific and terrifying secret of the masked man's identity is finally revealed.

The great Pearl White is a joy to behold in this serial and shows she was a true triple threat -- she performs amazing stunts and in a dual role as a terrified condemned prisoner shows herself to have been a strong character actor as well, not to mention a funny comedienne when she impersonates a "good-time girl" to infiltrate the underworld. Get this serial and see why Pearl owned the movie serials in their early days.

The House of Hate was shot in the days before Hollywood, in Fort Lee, New Jersey and the surrounding area, in December, 1917, with snow visible on the ground in most outdoor scenes. It is the only Pearl White cliffhanger serial which to be available on DVD near-complete and includes amazing cliff-hanging stunt work by Pearl herself and other cast members.

This release comes from a low-resolution but intact transfer of the only known print of this serial, a condensation from the original 20 episodes into 10 fast-moving, action-packed chapters which include all the original's highlights and most exciting scenes. Chapter beginnings and endings, recaps, and intertitles are all newly re-created and restored and in English in the Squadron DVD edition. Chapters range in length from about 18 to 30 minutes each so the total length of the DVD content is about 3.5 hours. Color-toned and with a new musical score.




THE SHADOW #100: 48-PAGE SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops June 24!
Covers: Matt Wagner and Robert Hack
Writer: Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, Victor Gischler and Michael Uslan
Art: Matt Wagner, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, Giovanni Timpano

For 100 Dynamite issues, The Shadow has known what evil lurks in the hearts of men.

To commemorate, Dynamite Entertainment brings together master storytellers to celebrate the purveyor of justice who proves that crime does not pay.

Join MATT WAGNER, HOWARD CHAYKIN, and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA as they pen, pencil, and ink stories so mesmerizing they don’t even need a girasol!

Also joining us will be The Shadow alumni MICHAEL USLAN, CHRIS ROBERSON, and VICTOR GISCHLER, paired with top artists, to show the weed of crime bears only bitter fruit!

This is ONE centenarian celebration you WON’T want to miss.


Full Color, 48 pages, $7.99






THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #2  - Coming in September!
(Writer) Cullen Bunn (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Cover)  Butch Guice

As the Shadow continues his crusade against a cabal of magicians, he comes closer to uncovering the truth behind Houdini’s message from beyond the grave. But the magicians are bringing in a specialist to eliminate the Shadow–an assassin who uses prestidigitation to lethal effect!


Full Color, 32 pages, $1.00, On sale September 2.

THE SHADOW VOLUME 2 #2 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151256.





The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Curse of Thoth
- New!
The Killer - New!
The Dead Who Lived
Shadow Over Alcatraz
The Garaucan Swindle
The Green Terror

SWORDS OF SORROW: BLACK SPARROW & LADY ZORRO SPECIAL - Arriving in comic shops June 24!
(Writer) Erica Schultz (Art) Cristhian Crizam Zamora (Cover) Joyce Chin

A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Erica Schultz! Lady Zorro and The Black Sparrow, two women from different times, join forces to fight Prince Charming's Shards of Chaos in a prehistoric land. With their Swords of Sorrow, they fight to keep an ancient stone with mystical abilities out of the Prince's grasp.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99






SWORDS OF SORROW #5 (OF 6) - Coming in September!
Writer: Gail Simone
Art: Sergio Davila
Covers: Tula Lotay
, Emanuela Lupacchino

DYNAMITE'S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER!

As the epic era-spanning tale rockets towards conclusion, reluctant heroines find themselves facing terrifying alternate versions of themselves on the road to the ultimate showdown with the Prince Of All Worlds. Can even the combined forces of Kato, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, Vampirella, Jungle Girl, Lady Zorro and dozens more save reality? Join us for the penultimate chapter in what critics are calling the best crossover event of the summer!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 9.

SWORDS OF SORROW #5 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is
JUL151218 (Lotay cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151219 (Lupacchino cover).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151220 (Subscription variant cover).






SWORDS OF SORROW: MISS FURY / LADY RAWHIDE SPECIAL - Coming in September!
(Writer) Mikki Kendal (Art) Ronilson Freire (Cover) Mirka Andolfo

When everything is going wrong, sometimes the only person you can trust is a complete stranger. Can Miss Fury and Lady Rawhide put aside their differences long enough to figure out what’s really going on?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 2.

SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151223.






SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #3 (OF 3) - Coming in September!
(Writer) Marguerite Bennett (Art) Mirka Andolfo (Cover) Jay Anacleto

As the ice storm howls and unleashes a crescendo of destruction, Sonja and Jana howl right back. They have better lung stamina. Just you watch. Mistress Hel plays her final endgame, unleashing powers beyond all control for the fate of the island and all its people! Sonja and Jana aren’t going to take that lying down, are they?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 23.

SWORDS OF SORROW: RED SONJA / JUNGLE GIRL #3 is solicited in the July PREVIEWS (Available June 24).
The Diamond Item Code is JUL151224.





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 Iron Heel and 1984-Part Two - New!
The Iron Heel and 1984-Part One - New!
Gertrude Macaulay Sutton (ca. 1887-?)
Louis B. Capron (1891-1971)
Frank Owen's Books
Frank Owen's Stories and Poems
Frank Owen (1893-1968)

Terence McVicker, Rare Books - Now online!

Terence McVicker has launched a new website.  Every month a new "theme" for the "Shoppe" will be announced. 

For the inauguration of the grand opening, in addition to samplings from "Shoppe stock," he is featuring a nice selection of Amateur Journals of H. P. Lovecraft from the Hyman Bradofsky (The Californian) Collection and fine, nearly complete collections of the works of James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers, two of Fantasy & Science Fiction's finest living writers!  So don't dote on the dead, take a voyage on an Elfin Ship, or step through the Anubis Gates and journey to the furthest reaches of your imagination!

And be sure to read "FOTS" - Friends of the Shoppe - for important book information!

New additions added every Sunday and every month a new theme!


ThrillerFest IX
Grand Hyatt, New York City,  July 7-11, 2015

ITW's annual celebration of the thriller world is the largest event of its kind, a meeting place for authors, readers, budding writers, and publishing industry professionals.

Welcome to ThrillerFest X! It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since we gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for our first conference back in 2006.

To commemorate our special anniversary, we’ll be hosting online events throughout the year culminating in a wonderful celebration at the Grand Hyatt from July 7-11, 2015.

We’ll be honoring 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille along with 2015 Spotlight Guests Mark Billingham, Charlaine Harris, and Greg Iles.

We’re also excited that 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow and 2014 Silver Bullet Award recipient Brenda Novak will be back to join us this year, along with 2015 Silver Bullet Recipient Kathy Reichs.

You won’t want to miss this incredible line-up, so please sign up today!




Wildside Press - WE'RE MOVING!!!

Well, our web site is, anyway.
We are changing our hosting company and store software ... and while we're getting things ready, we decided to have a "soft open" for the rest of June to kick the tires.
We think the new site is 100% operational, but there are still a few products to add and graphics to tweak, but we are really, really close to final.

VISIT AND SAVE.  Use coupon code SoftOpen to save 25% on the new site until July 1. It's accessible from the front page of wildsidepress.com, or directly at:


http://wildside-press.mybigcommerce.com/








12 June 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!



Airship 27 Productions
PULP!: THE ART OF ROB DAVIS
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of its newest title which shines the spotlight on one of the finest graphic artists in the media, Rob Davis.  Ten years ago, when the company was first launched, Davis accepted the position of Art Director and in that time has overseen the look and design of all the Airship 27 Productions novels and anthologies now numbering over a hundred.

With a background as a successful, highly respected comicbook artist, Davis quickly established himself as a gifted book illustrator when he took on that role for the company’s first titles three titles, “The Hounds of Hell,” “Brother Bones – The Undead Avenger” and “Secret Agent X – Vol One.” 

“It was always agreed our books would feature interior illustrations,” explains Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “Having Rob Davis onboard to provide the illustrations for those early titles was such a thrill for us and a major part of our success in the burgeoning New Pulp field.”

In the ten years Davis has been associated with the company, he has done hundreds of illustrations featuring both classic and new pulp heroes to include Secret Agent X, Captain Hazzard, the Moon Man, the Black Bat and dozens of others.  In his drawings for the Airship 27 Sherlock Holmes anthology series, he’s made a reputation as one of the premier Holmes & Watson artist working today.  That was solidified when he won the first ever Pulp Factory Award in 2009 in the Best Interior Illustrations category for his work in “Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Vol One.”

“PULP – The Art of Rob Davis,” is the first published collection of Davis’ remarkable work and contains 175 black and white pieces; all of which have appeared in the pages of various Airship 27 Productions books.   Adds Fortier, “We’ve no doubt this book will soon become a collector’s item to any true pulp fan who appreciates the role of art in the history of pulp fiction.”  The book features an Introduction by award-winning British writer I.A. Watson and Fortier provides a post-essay to round the volume.


Now available at Amazon in hardcopy and on Kindle.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Adventures in Bronze
The 200th Doc Savage Super-saga!
The Sinister Shadow
by Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent & Will Murray
Cover illustration by Joe DeVito

Softcover edition now available!
A deluxe hardcover edition will follow!


When millionaire Lamont Cranston and attorney Ham Brooks are kidnapped by gunmen driving a black hearse, it spells trouble for Doc Savage. Trouble with compound interest when Cranston’s personal lawyer is mysteriously murdered before he can consult with celebrated criminologist George Clarendon—who is secretly The Shadow!

These strange events put the Man of Bronze and the Dark Avenger on a collision course that threatens to expose the deepest secrets of both supermen. The conflict intensifies when underworld figure Cliff Marsland is captured and shipped off to Doc’s secret Crime College!

Will these legendary crimefighters join forces—or will the diabolical Funeral Director have the last laugh on Doc Savage and The Shadow?


Softcover - $24.95




Softcover edition now available!
A deluxe hardcover edition will follow in July!
E-book edition is coming soon!


Altus Press is proud to announce the first new Tarzan novel in several years!

Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series, Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don is an authorized sequel to one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, Tarzan the Terrible.

“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,” says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice Burroughs and recreate the original era of Tarzan of the Apes.”

During World War II, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke has just completed flight training with the Royal Air Force when his superiors assign him to a secret mission: Locate the enigmatic British Military Intelligence operative codenamed Ilex, whose plane has gone down in a vast primeval wilderness that only Tarzan of the Apes dares brave. Flying Officer Clayton does not suspect that his superiors harbor an ulterior motive for assigning him this dangerous mission. Before it’s all over, the Lord of the Jungle will plunge into his wild past and confront dangers both familiar and unfamiliar in the prehistoric lost land where carnivorous triceratops and saber-tooth tigers roam.

Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures of our Ape-Man.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don features a startling cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who executes the covers for Altus Press’ Wild Adventures of Doc Savage series.

“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to combine them both!”

Altus publisher Matt Moring adds, “As a long-time fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs––beginning with the quest to put together a complete collection of ERB's Ace paperbacks many years ago–-it’s almost unbelievable that I’d one day be able to say that I’d actually publish an authorized Tarzan novel. And based on Will's long track record, there can be no doubt that this will be an epic story.”

Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don will be released in paperback in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound cover and a bonus Tarzan short story by Gary A. Buckingham, “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga,” a sequel which ties into the lead novel. There will also be an e-book edition released in all popular formats.

Softcover - $24.95

Will Murray:
I’m immensely pleased and proud to announce that I had been chosen by ERB Inc. to write the first authorized Tarzan novel in several years to be set in the series’ original time period.

Although I’m perhaps best known for my Doc Savage novels, I actually discovered the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs about a year before I discovered Doc. It was the purchase of the Ballantine Books edition of "The Gods of Mars" in 1968 that started me on my lifelong love affair with all things Burroughsian.

When the opportunity came to write a Tarzan adventure, I gave a lot of thought over which phase of the ape-man’s career to set my story. From the beginning, the plan was to sequel "Tarzan the Terrible," one of ERB’s most masterful Tarzan novels, and a personal favorite of the Burroughs’, second only to "Tarzan of the Apes" in that series.

At first, I thought we would leave the timeframe vague, but the more I delved into the series, the more I was drawn to the little-recorded phase in which John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, left his jungle home to serve in the Royal Air Force during World War Two. Burroughs portrayed his hero as an observer in "Tarzan and The Foreign Legion,” so he would likely have previously undergone flight training. Here was a great jumping-off point to depict the civilized John Clayton in a rarely-seen role––that of combat fighter pilot––from there to segue into a classic reversion to this natural state as the untamed Lord of the Jungle.

In "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don," fresh from flight school, Clayton is given a secret mission. An RAF plane has gone down in Africa, along with a military intelligence operative codenamed Ilex. His mission is to locate Ilex and bring the nameless agent back to civilization, along with the unknown Axis secret being carried to Allied leaders.

As it happened, the missing plane crashed into a previously unexplored area Pal-ul-don. So when Flying Officer Clayton’s shark-mouthed P-40 Tomahawk fighter plane is attacked by pteranodons, causing him to crash land in strangely familiar territory, the ape-man discovers he’s back in the Land of Man. And so begins his quest.

In this sequel, we are not revisiting the cities and peoples encountered in "Tarzan the Terrible." Instead, Tarzan finds himself caught in the web of a completely different tree-dwelling tribe which presents the fearless ape-man with one of the most epic challenges of his long career. Tarzan the hunter becomes Tarzan the hunted!

I don’t want to give away any more of the story, but "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" is an imaginative quest into a savage land both familiar and alien. The allies and perils the ape-man collects along the way are a tribute to the powerful imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the great pulp adventure writers of the 20th Century.

This is Tarzan of the Apes as Burroughs originally portrayed him.




Altus Press
THE ARGOSY LIBRARY SERIES 1
The First Series of Releases Features Popular Authors Such as Lester Dent, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, and George F. Worts
 Coming next week!
(Pushed back one week due to the release of Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don & The Sinister Shadow)

Altus Press has announced the premiere of its new line of books: The Argosy Library series.

Founded at the end of the Nineteenth Century by publishing tycoon Frank A. Munsey, Argosy Magazine quickly became one of the most popular—and prestigious—fiction magazines of its day and spawned a publishing revolution. Known as one of the most literate pulp magazines, Argosy published thousands of short stories and novels, many of which features some of the most influential series characters in popular fiction. With the inauguration of The Argosy Library, Altus Press plans to bring back into print the best of the Frank A. Munsey Company, sourced from its suite of sibling titles such as Argosy, The All-Story, and Flynn’s Detective Fiction Weekly, among others.

The Argosy Library expects to showcase the varied mix of genres that made Argosy one of the most popular pulps of all time, and Series 1 does just that by showcasing adventure, mystery, western, science fiction, fantasy, and crime stories by some of Munsey’s most popular authors such as Lester Dent, W. Wirt, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, George F. Worts, and Theodore Roscoe, among others.

The Argosy Library will be released in series of ten books at a time—in matching trade dress—and will be available in softcover, hardcover, and ebook editions.

In addition to being available separately, each series of releases can be purchased as a single, heavily-discounted set.  



 
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

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



Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$39.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in September!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 85: "The Pharoah's Ghost" & "The Man Who Was Scared"
The pulps' greatest superhero returns in two action-packed thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, after Johnny Littlejohn disappears in Cairo, Doc Savage journeys to the Land of the Sphinx to discover the strange secret behind "The Pharoah's Ghost." Then, the Man of Bronze is accused of murder when "The Man Who was Scared" is killed in Doc's own offices! PLUS a Bill Barnes novelette by Charles S. Verral, a never-published article by Lester Dent and a classic illustrated story from the Golden Age of Comics. This instant collector's item showcases both classic color covers by Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray, author of sixteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-188-2 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
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 September!

THE SHADOW Volume 100: "The Death Triangle," "The Crimson Death" & "The Seven Deadly Arts" - SUPER-SIZED CENTENNIAL EDITION
Sanctum Books commemorates its milestone 100th issue with pulp thrillers by all three Maxwell Grants: Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott! First, The Master of Darkness unmasks the murderous mastermind behind "The Death Triangle." Then, "The Crimson Death" strikes in a dizzy dance of murder that draws even The Shadow into its arms! Finally, a mysterious cult revives an ancient curse  through "The Seven Deadly Arts." This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen, Graves Gladney and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-190-5  Softcover, 7x10, 160 pages, B&W, $15.95

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
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 September!

THE SHADOW Superpack #3 -  "BAT-VILLAINS FORESHADOWED!" - Foreword by Harlan Ellison
Sanctum Books collects eight more novels that inspired Golden Age BATMAN stories and villains in a blockbuster 512-page superpack. The Knight of Darkness battles the Voodoo Master in "The City of Doom" (the thriller that inspired Batman's first archfoe Doctor Death) and unmasks a two-faced crimelord in "Face of Doom" and a master of disguise in "The Fifth Face." Extortionists attack America with a super "Crime Ray," while The Shadow combats the Chinatown demi-god known as "The Living Joss," then investigates "The Crystal Buddha" and "The Vindicator" and stops "Judge Lawless" from making a mockery of the law. PLUS three classic radio scripts: "The Immortal Murderer" and "The Man Who was Death" by Alfred Bester and "Djaruti, Goddess of Death," plus an Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! BONUS: exclusive art prints of George Rozen's "Judge Lawless" and Graves Gladney's "The Time Master" and "Death Premium" paintings! This instant collector's item showcases all eight original color pulp covers and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell, Edd Cartier and Paul Orban, with historical commentary by popular culture historians Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-189-9 Softcover, 7x10. 512 pages, B&W, $44.95

Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$44.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Now online!

Nothing new his week.

Past episodes:
Jim Beard and Duane Spurlock on "The Airship Hunters"

Ed Hulse: Pulp Scholar and Publisher
Jerry Gill Discusses his Vic Challenger series
Will Murray on Doc Savage, The Shadow and Tarzan!
Beyond the Mountains of Madness - the lost anthology finally in print!

Jeff Deischer's New Book: "Red, as in Ruin"
Matt Moring talks about Altus Press
James Beard and John Bruening on Flinch Books
Barry Reese brings us up to date!



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #8
Stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES
Now available!


Seven soaring stories from the January, 1942 issue of DARE-DEVIL ACES magazine!
Presented by Black Mask Magazine and iPulpFiction

Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

DARE-DEVIL ACES is one of several aviation pulps published by Popular Publications. Aviation pulps were an outgrowth of adventure magazines and came into their own as World War I ended and daring aviators such as Charles Lindberg and Amelia Earhart were grabbing headlines. Stories centered on WWI battle action, but shifted to modern conflict as WWII began.

BULLETS FOR THE SKY WOLF By William Porter A stolen ship, an outlawed ace… and only the wind and the bullets could hear the last taunting farewell of the outcast of Bristol Squadron: “I’ll be cold meat tomorrow, pals—but I’ll give ’em hell today!”

TALONS OF THE HAWK By Daniel Winters One last hell-packed hour the fates had given Fighting Joe Gregory to settle his destiny in enemy skies—bullets in the dawn and a traitor’s unmarked grave—or escape with a secret that would rock the world!

YOU CAN’T KILL AN EAGLE by Robert Syndey Bowen “Half of this outfit swears you’re a spy; the other half curses you for a coward. We’re takin’ off now for the hottest corner in this man’s war. An’ you’re going with us—to write your answer with your guns!”

AIR ANGELS By Dusty Dowst Warbirds are gamblers, and the stake is life… Here are some battle tales of the pioneer combat group in air history—the jinx busters of the Lafayette Escadrille!

EACH DAY WE DIE By O.B. Myers When Death’s watchdogs howl on the ceiling of hell, and the quitters have fled and the luckless have perished, a certain breed of flying man will yet stick to his guns and remember: “Each day we die—but we fly again with the dawn!”

DEATH PATROL by Ray P. Shotwell What did it mean, that challenge from doom-laden skies—“Keep out of the air today—or you will die to the last man!”

NOTE: The new volumes are not reproductions, but new edited and re-typeset preservations of pulp literature from 1927-1951.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99

Kindle: $3.99
Nook: $3.99

Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #9
Stories from the November, 1945 issue of ALL-STORY LOVE
Now available!


Pulp magazines weren't just for men.
Six stories of romance from the November 1945 issue of ALL-STORY LOVE magazine!


Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

REUNION by Phyllis Gordon Demarest Only when her husband returned from overseas would Hilarie know whether her war marriage was to have a happy ending.

ONE RING FOR LOVE by Nancy Crosby Does an engagement ring bring bad luck when more than one "girl has worn it?

HEART IN THE CLOUDS by Dorolhy Brodine Had Vincent a right to speak of the future when each kiss he shared with Chriss might be their last? Is a heart ever safe in a flyer's care?

WHO IS NATALIE? by Ruth Brown Tawny couldn't make up her mind between two suitors — so she asked a third to pick a husband for her.

GIRL MISSING by Millard Crown A missing heiress returned — and romance and danger waited to welcome her. Love had no place in Noel's dangerous masquerade.

TWO FOR THE SHOW by Tugar DePass The man Tarn loved came to watch her daring performance—but he brought his fiancee with him.


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99



Black Mask Pulp Story Reader #10
Stories from the February, 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE
Now available!


Six smashing crime stories from the February 1946 issue of NEW DETECTIVE magazine!

Presented by Black Magazine and iPulpFiction.

LADY IN FLIGHT by Rick Daniels
It was a strange world for Mary Abbot—where her warmest friend was a frozen corpse in the icebox!

BROKEN IVORY by David Crewe
They were paying off on my murder, so I had to watch myself die—twice!

THE DEATH DANCE by Cyril Plunkett
Can you solve the riddle of the smiling little lady—who danced gaily, long after her murder?

MAN AT BAY by Verne Chute
The Frisco guy was dead, but he still had a chore among the Iiving—an encore of his own murder!

TILL THE END OF CRIME by Robert Turner
He was just as well dead—and his best girl didn't seem to mind!

NAME YOUR STIFF by Carroll John Daly
Detective Hall was Satan to Gotham’s queen of corpses—because she loved him to death!


Series: Black Mask Pulp Story Reader
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iPulpFiction.com
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
Paperback: $7.99





Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
The Blood 'N' Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction
Now available for $19.95 to new subscribers to Blood 'N' Thunder!

If you’ve never subscribed to Blood ‘n’ Thunder and have not purchased The Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction, here’s your chance to do both at a discounted rate.

For $59.95 you’ll get the Guide (suggested retail price: $29.95) and four issues of BnT (suggested retail price: $12.50 each). That adds up to a savings of $20, or 25 percent, and includes shipping to domestic customers only. (International buyers seeking to take advantage of this deal will pay slightly more to offset the extra postage and must e-mail us for precise cost based on location.)



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

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


414 pages, 7x10, trade paperback


 

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

Birthday Boy: John W. Campbell - New!
Another Milestone for Murania Press
Unfairly Dissed and Dismissed: FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES
Join Us for a New Installment of the ART’S REVIEWS Podcast!
Birthday Girl: Iris Meredith

Bold Venture Press
June releases!



Sometimes, the last man standing is a woman ...

The legendary editor of Hardboiled and Paperback Parade, Gary Lovisi, has teamed with Rich Harvey, the graphic designer behind the Bold Venture imprint, to bring you 15 stories of mystery and suspense from some of today's greatest authors of hardboiled fiction ...Michael A. Black, Fleur Bradley, Terrence Butler, Max Allan Collins, Art Cosing, Wayne Dundee, Ed Gorman, Pearce Hansen, C.J. Henderson, Arlette Lees, Lonni Lees, Gary Lovisi, Vin Packer, Cindy Rosmus, and John Sunseri. Vintage cover art by Robert Maguire and profusely illustrated by Ben Fogletto!

They’re lovers, bitches, whores, heroines and crazies They’re the deadliest dames you’ll ever meet, lurking in this thrilling collection!

230 pages, $16.95 USA



JACK HAGEE: NO TORRENT LIKE GREED by C.J. Henderson
with an introduction by Gary Lovisi
Now available!

Finally! The long lost Jack Hagee novel! Never before published! Just weeks after the events of Nothing Lasts Forever, Jack bets big on “a sure thing.” He should have known better. To recoup his losses, Jack takes a case his inner voice tells him is best left untouched. What follows involves Jack and his friends with the Feds, The Russians, and an organization capable of blowing New York City off the map.

C.J. Henderson saved his best Jack Hagee story for last. Originally planned for publication in the 1990s, this bare-knuckle hardboiled thriller has been hidden until now. Gary Lovisi, editor of Hardboiled and Paperback Parade, offers some interesting insight into the author and his work in the introduction.

246 pages, $16.95 USA



Amazon.com  Createspace   Kindle
PULP NOIR: A Cluttered Romance by Audrey Parente
Coming June 15!

A grizzled hobbyist of old paper magazines decides to gather collectors and vendors for a weekend of swapping tall tales and lurid artwork. Four decades later, another collector picks up the torch and stumbles. The power of love convinces him to trod on...but in which direction?

Can two avowed hoarders of comic books, paperbacks, hardcovers, movie memorabilia, etc., etc., make room in their lives for each other?



Amazon.com   Createspace  




The Burroughs Bulletin #92 - Coming soon!

The Burroughs Bulletin" #92 was distributed to members of The Burroughs Bibliophiles who attended the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship convention last weekend.
This issue features interviews of artist Neal Adams, ERB Inc. president Jim Sullos about their online comic strips, artist Tom Grindberg, and writer Roy Thomas.
Subscriber copies begin mailing this week.


Subscriptions are $35 (Domestic) and $45 (International) for four quarterly issues and 12 monthly issues of THE GRIDLEY WAVE newsletter. 

Send checks or money orders to:
Henry Franke,
318 Patriot Way, Yorktown, VA 23693.
Payment via Paypal is also accepted at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com


Chronicle Collectibles - Coming 4th quarter 2015!

Chronicle Collectibles has announced that they will be making several 1/4 figures from the upcoming Conan movie.
More news when available.




THE CHRONICLES OF CONAN VOLUME 30: THE DEATH OF CONAN AND OTHER STORIES - Coming in November!
Michael Higgins (Writer), Ron Lim (Pencils), Gary Hartle (Pencils), Rodney Ramos (Pencils), Dan Adkins (Inks), Mike DeCarlo (Inks), Alfredo Alcala (Inks), Ricardo Villagrán (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Mike Mignola (Cover)

A young Conan is arrested and falsely accused of a king's murder, and the Cimmerian is tortured, stabbed, dragged through the streets, and thrown into a river. He is found by his closest allies, but they discover they are too late. Conan is dead! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #233–#240.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 200 pages, $19.99, On sale November 18






CONAN THE AVENGER #18 - Coming in September!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Jason Felix (Cover)

Janissa the Widowmaker—one of the deadliest warriors Conan has ever met—returns and makes Conan fight for his life! Conan is a prisoner of Janissa's all-female army, but the true threat may not be their leader, but lurking amid their ranks!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale September 30






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

Forgotten Cowboys: W.C. Tuttle's Sheriff Henry Conroy - New!
Comic Gallery: BUCCANEERS (1950-51) - New!
Overlooked Audio: THE PIN-UP MURDER MYSTERY on Pulp-Pourri Theatre - New!
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 4) - New!
WEIRD TALES 53, 54 & 55 (1928)
The Art of TOM ROBERTS (Part 3)
Pulp Gallery: The PHANTOM DETECTIVE


Dum-Dum 2015 - August 20 - 23, 2015

Two months from today (August 12th) is the deadline for receipt of Dum Dum 2015 banquet reservations. That is the date when I have to get the correct head count for the banquet/dinner to the Clinton Country Club.

So if you are coming to the DD (which is FREE) and want to come to the banquet as well, make sure to allow plenty of time for your check to arrive, as it took five days for Joe DeVito's check to travel from Pennsylvania to Connecticut. 

Additionally, twenty seven (27) Huckster Room tables are already taken.  Yesterday I measured the room and this weekend will work on a layout to determine the maximum number of tables we can use that comply with the fire code.  So if you want a table, I would suggest registering/paying for it ASAP.   If you have any questions, please feel free to call 
Peggy Adler at 860-669-7706.  


Click HERE for complete details on Dum-Dum 2015!


Easton Press: THE MOON MAID TRILOGY - Now available!
Edgar Rice Burrough's Immortal Classics, Together In One Volume...

Written by America's great science-fiction genius Edgar Rice Burroughs, the "Moon Maid" trilogy envisions the fierce struggle of rival civilizations beyond Earth.
This stunning volume brings you all three volumes, and features 3 new full-color works of art specially commissioned for this edition.

Initially inspired by the 1917 Russian Revolution and the establishment of the Soviet Union, Burroughs’ epic trilogy — The Moon Maid, The Moon Men, and The Red Hawk — was first published as a serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly in 1923 and 1925. The tale begins in the 21st century when Earth is for the first time at peace and humanity has made contact with Mars. But when a Mars-bound spacecraft is forced to land on the Moon, the crew discover beneath the arid lunar surface a fierce and evil species, the Kalkans, who eventually conquer Earth, reducing it to a totalitarian wasteland. One man, Julian, is reincarnated generation after generation to lead humanity’s resistance to the oppressive aliens.

Featuring three new full-color artworks specially commissioned for this Easton Press Collector Edition, THE MOON MAID TRILOGY is an adventure masterpiece from one of the most popular and influential storytellers of the last hundred years.

Also featuring the art of Thomas Floyd from the Bison Books edition.

Easton Press has created for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ thrilling THE MOON MAID TRILOGY a single-volume Collector Edition of unmatched artistry and excellence.
The binding is of beautiful and durable premium leather, hand-selected for this edition. The raised “hubbed” spine — ancient hallmark of the finely crafted book — is accented with true 22k gold.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic saga is preserved on acid-neutral, archival-quality paper that will not yellow or fade with age — and the pages are Smyth-sewn (not merely glued as in ordinary books) into the binding, allowing for both easier reading and greater longevity.

Heavy-duty binding boards, gleaming gilded page ends, a satin-ribbon page marker — every element of this volume’s design and craftsmanship shows it is the work of American artisans devoted to the great tradition of handcrafted luxury bookmaking. The Collector Edition THE MOON MAID TRILOGY is a volume that will thrill — and make an unmatched one-of-a-kind gift for — any lover of classic science-fiction adventure.


6" x 9", 400 pages

3 Monthly Installments of just $39


Edgar Rice Burroughs' JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN Graphic Novel
Now available and arriving in comic shops June 17!

Sequential Pulp Comics is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN™.

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
Limited Edition Hardcover, 7″ x 10″, Full Color, 144 pages, $49.99
 


 
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Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan Omnibus Volume 1 - Arriving in comic shops June 17!

The Dark Horse contributions to the Lord of the Jungle are highlighted in this omnibus of previously uncollected stories from Bruce Jones, Thomas Yeates, Timothy Truman, Al Williamson, Lovern Kindzierski, Darko Macan, Igor Kordey, and more! In this volume, Tarzan discovers a new form of helplessness when a deadly virus threatens Jane's life, races against Nazis to uncover an artifact of immense power, encounters classic characters from Victorian literature, and battles Martians in the twenty-fourth century!

Collecting Tarzan #1-#20 and Tarzan: A Tale of Mugambi, this omnibus an essential addition to any Tarzan library!

Trade Paperback, 6″ x 9″, Full Color, 512 pages, $24.99




E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is
"Death Jewels" from the August 1, 1938 issue of The Shadow Magazine.
 
Pulpgen-Online Pulps:   Now with over 1000 stories online!

"An Orange for the Killer" by J. Lane Linklater from THRILLING DETECTIVE, June, 1948
The looting of the Jepson fruit groves was but the prelude to brutal murder - and Henry Masson needed all his vitamins when he confronted the guilty man.
"Grasshopper Oil" by John E. Kelly from SHORT STORIES, June, 1949
Ducksoup Chones Was One of Those Fellas With a Nose for Oil.
"Her New Pink Satin" by Robert J. Horton from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, August 2, 1919
MRS. PINNEY, as the proprietress of one of those four-story rooming-houses with the stone-railed steps in the early West Forties, was a never-failing barometer of the rise and fall of her roomers' fortunes.


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

FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

Horror Stories ~ 1935-1941 - New!
Weird Tales ~ The Unique Magazine   - New!
The 1949 & 1950 Gnome Press Calendars Artwork by Hannes Bok & Edd Cartier    - New!
Luana ~ Artwork by Frank Frazetta, Russ Manning, Neal Adams and Estaban Maroto - New!
Virgil Finlay ~ The Weird Tales Portfolio - New!
Al Williamson & Frank Frazetta ~ Space Heroes Portfolio
Roy Krenkel ~ The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Berni Wrightson ~ The Edgar Allan Poe Portfolio
Hannes Bok ~ The Four Powers
Frank Frazetta ~ The Opar Press Edgar Rice Burroughs Canaveral Portfolio ~ 1968



The Golden Age!
Masterworks from the Golden Age of Illustration - Volume Three
Now available for pre-order!
Shipping in August 2015!

The response to the first volume in The Golden Age series was overwhelming, and many of you quickly asked for more. Volume Two was fully funded on Kickstarter in just ONE DAY, thanks to your generous support, and while that book has been printed and is in bindery now in China, I have gone ahead and assembled an all-new THIRD volume that I hope you're going to enjoy. My goal is for BOTH books to ship at the SAME TIME in August, so you won't have to wait for months to have all of these great books in your library.

This new book presents the work of 204 artists with 217 full page reproductions of original paintings, some of the finest images produced during the Golden Age of Illustration, all photographed directly from the original art. I've worked to include more diverse artists this time, with more pin-up, pulp, and paperback artists represented. Don't think I've had to scrape the bottom of the barrel or have run low on great art! My archives run deep, and this book is just as outstanding as the first two volumes, with many masterpieces included.

As with the previous books, this print run will be limited to just 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket.

You will notice that I am not using Kickstarter to fund this book. While the previous campaigns were great, and Kickstarter works well, the overall Kickstarter community added little to the sales of the book. Ultimately, my sales are coming from YOU, the dedicated fans of Illustration Magazine and the other books I have produced. It seems foolish to give Kickstarter 10% in fees when I can simply collect pre-orders myself the "old fashioned way."

Featured Artists
Avati, Ballantine, Beckhoff, Benda, Bergey, Biggs, Bowler, Brehm, Briggs, Brown, Brown, Brunner, Buell, Bull, Bundy, Burns, Cady, Campbell, Carter, Chiriacka, Christy, Clymer, Cooper, Cornwell, Coughlin, Craft, Crandell, Crawford, Crockwell, D'andrea, Damron, Darley, Davis, De Mers, Dohanos, Dorne, Downes, Driben, Dryden, Duer, Dulac, Dumas, Dunn, Dunton, Durenceau, Ekman, Elliot, Enright, Epperly, Erbit, Erickson, Erickson, Falter, Fawcett, Fischer, Fisher, Flagg, Folkard, Forsberg, Foxley, Frahm, Gannam, Gaul, Gaze, Georgi, Giguère, Gilbert, Gillen, Gillespie, Godwin, , Graef, Granville-Smith, Gross, Hampson, Hastings, Heitland, Hilbert, Hintermeister, Hoff, Holmgren, Hood, Hughes, Humphrey, Hunt, Hurst, Irwin, Jackson, Johnson, Kalin, Keay, Keller, Kernan, Klett, Lagatta, Lathrop, Leach, Leake, Lebrun, Leyendecker, Lindsay, Link, Louderback, Lovell, Lowell, Mccarthy, Mccay, Mcginness, Mcmein, Meese, Moran, Nappi, Neill, Newell, Olson, Parker, Parrish, Peterson, Phillips, Pogany, Potthast, Price, Pyle, Rabreau, Rabut, Reinhart, Relyea, Reusswig, Riggs, Robinson, Rockwell, Rozen, Rozen, Saalburg, Safran, Sambrook, Sandham, Saunders, Savage, Sawyers, Sawyer, Schaare, Schaeffer, Schmidt, Schomburg, Schoonover, Schulz, Scott, Sewell, Shaw, Shepherd, Shermund, Shinn, Sickles, Sidrone, Smith, Smith, Smith, Soulen, St. John, Stahr, Stanley, Stephens, Sterner, Stevens, Stoops, Stuart, Studdy, Tepper, Terpning, Thomson, Thrasher, Thulstrup, Tilburne, Timlin, Tinsley, Tossey, Traver, Travis, Utz, Valigursky, Van Buren, Vargas, Varian, Vassos, Verbeck, Ward, Ward, Webb, Wenzel, Woener, Whitcomb, Whitmore, Wilbur, Wilkinson, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wistehuff, Wittmack, Wolsky, Wood, Woolf, Wyeth, Zuckerberg.

As before, if you pre-order the book now you will receive a copy for only $40 postpaid, delivered anywhere in the U.S. (100 "Early Bird Specials" are being offered for only $35 if you act fast!)
A "Special Edition" featuring a signed and numbered bookplate, presented in a slipcase, and limited to just 100 copies, is also available for $60.


After JULY 1, the retail cost of the regular unsigned edition will rise to $44.95 plus postage, so please order today! 
Thank you for supporting The Illustrated Press!




Hermes Press: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN: THE KING YEARS - Coming in September!

Mandrake the Magician the Complete King Years: Volume One; reprints issues #1 through #5 as well as the complete back-up stories found King Features’ Flash Gordon; this reprint features the Mandrake the Magician comics which premiered in 1966 during the height of the Silver Age; cover artwork by Andre LeBlanc; covers by Fred Fredericks, Don Heck, and Andre LeBlanc; stories by Dick Wood; interior artwork by Don Heck, Werner Roth; Fred Fredericks, Andre LeBlanc and Ray Bailey.

 The comic book version of the 20th Century’s most famous fictional magician sees print again in Hermes Press’ deluxe version of King Features comics’ Mandrake the Magician! Lee Falk’s newspaper strip, Mandrake the Magician, offered readers, magic, occult and the fantastic and King Feature’s comic book version, which saw print during the height of the Silver Age, was a worthy entry into the world of comic books.

 This first volume of the complete comic book run of Mandrake the Magician presents the first five comics in the series together with all of the back-up stories printed in King Features’ Flash Gordon title. These stories feature artwork by such Silver Age luminaries as Don Heck, Werner Roth, and Andre LeBlanc with scripts by Dick Wood.

 Volume One also contains tons of extras including extensive essays on Lee Falk’s Mandrake the Magician and the artists who created the comic book series. Also included (in addition to the comic book reprint of the story) is the complete original art to one of the back-up stories.


Hardcover, 7.75 by 10.25, Full Color, 176 pages, $49.99.


Hippocampus Press
H. P. LOVECRAFT'S COLLECTED FICTION: A VARIORUM EDITION

Coming in August!

 Pre-order now to secure your set, and receive a 10% discount.

Edited by S. T. Joshi
Cover artwork by Fergal Fitzpatrick

ISBN 978-1-61498-108-4
1600 pages (three volumes)
Individual volumes not sold separately
Limited hardcover edition: 750 sets only
Discount price: $162


In the 1980s, S. T. Joshi prepared revised editions of H. P. Lovecraft’s stories for Arkham House. Basing his work on consultation of manuscripts, early publications, and other sources, Joshi corrected thousands of errors in the existing texts of Lovecraft’s fiction, allowing readers to appreciate the stories as Lovecraft originally wrote them.
  
In the thirty years that have followed, Joshi has continued to do research on the textual accuracy of Lovecraft’s stories, and this comprehensive new edition is the result. For the first time, students and scholars of Lovecraft can see at a glance all the textual variants in all relevant appearances of a story—manuscript, first publication in magazines, and first book publications. The result is an illuminating record of the textual history of the tales, along with how Lovecraft significantly revised his stories after initial publication.
  
Along the way, Joshi has made small but significant revisions to his earlier corrected texts. He has determined, for example, that Lovecraft slightly revised some stories when a reprint of them was scheduled in Weird Tales, and he has altered some readings in light of a better understanding of Lovecraft’s customary linguistic usages.
  
The result is the definitive text of Lovecraft’s fiction—an edition that supersedes all those that preceded it and should endure as the standard text of Lovecraft’s stories for many years.
  
Volume 1:

In this first volume, Lovecraft’s earliest stories are printed in chronological order by date of writing. Included are such early triumphs as “Dagon” and “The Outsider,” along with the many tales Lovecraft wrote under the inspiration of Lord Dunsany. The celebrated “Herbert West—Reanimator” and “The Rats in the Walls” show Lovecraft experimenting with longer narratives—a tendency that will culminate in the novelettes and novellas of his final decade of writing.
 
Volume 2:
In this second volume, the tales that Lovecraft wrote immediately after returning to his native Providence, R.I., from two years of “exile” in New York are presented. The landmark tale “The Call of Cthulhu” was only the tip of the iceberg of a flood of stories he wrote in 1926–27, which include the two short novels The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. “The Colour out of Space” is a pioneering tale that initiates Lovecraft’s distinctive melding of horror and science fiction, while “The Dunwich Horror” and “The Whisperer in Darkness” are rich novellas simultaneously evoking terrors from outer space and the brooding darkness of the New England backwoods.

Volume 3:
In this final volume, the tales of Lovecraft’s final years are presented. The Antarctic novella At the Mountains of Madness is perhaps Lovecraft’s most finished work, a superb fusion of weirdness and science fiction that he referred to as “cosmicism.” “The Shadow over Innsmouth” is a chilling evocation of the terrors inherent in a lonely New England backwater, while “The Thing on the Doorstep” and “The Haunter of the Dark” feature physical horrors with cosmic implications. “The Shadow out of Time” is the culmination of Lovecraft’s portrayal of the vast vistas of space and time—his signature contribution to literature.

 

S. T. Joshi is a leading Lovecraft scholar and author of H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West (1990), I Am Providence:
The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2010), Lovecraft and an Age in Transition (2014), and other critical and biographical works.
He has also done significant research on such writers as Lord Dunsany, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, and Ramsey Campbell.
 
H. P. LOVECRAFT'S COLLECTED FICTION: A VARIORUM EDITION will be published in celebration of the 125th anniversary of H. P. Lovecraft's birth.
 
Editor S. T. Joshi presents all the relevant textual variants from all the stories that Lovecraft wrote over his short literary career.
  
The first three volumes, available in November 2014 exclusively as a set, collect all of Lovecraft's canonical tales.
A fourth volume, H. P. Lovecraft's Revisions and Collaborations: A Variorum Edition, is scheduled to appear in 2015 and will be offered for sale individually.
  
H. P. LOVECRAFT'S COLLECTED FICTION: A VARIORUM EDITION features Smythe-sewn signatures and illustrated dust wrappers, with each copy individually shrink-wrapped.
All Hippocampus Press limited editions are printed on 60# white offset paper, acid free and elemental chlorine free.

ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #10 -  Arriving in comic shops June 17!

Illustrators is the art quarterly devoted to the finest illustration art ever published. It guides you through the stories behind the artists and their art, with features written by some of leading authorities on this important art form. As well as building into an indispensable reference library, illustrators gives readers an insight into the creative process, from idea to sketch to painting, and from painting to the image seen by millions. Truly fabulous artwork abounds in every issue, much of the art taken from scans of the original work.

Artists featured in issue 10 will include: William Stout, Cynthia Sheppard, Pat Nicolle, Amit Tayal, & Wu Chen


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




KING: JUNGLE JIM #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops June 17!
(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





KING: MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN #2 (OF 4) -  Arriving in comic shops June 17!
(Writer) Roger Langridge (Art) Jeremy Treece (CoverChip Zdarsky

PSYCHIC FIRE! Mandrake’s home is INVADED, and the HORRENDOUS terrors he keeps at bay are UNLEASHED! Can The Magician put the evil back in the bottle, or will the earth be consumed by ancient forces STARVING for POWER and PAIN!? Find out what ROGER LANGRIDGE (Thor The Mighty Avenger) and JEREMY TREECE (Flash Gordon) have up their sleeves!


Full color, 32 pages, $3.99





King Solomon's Mines
by Mark Ellis (Author), Pablo Marcos (Illustrator), Melissa Martin Ellis (Designer)

Now available!

Adapted from the novel by H. Rider Haggard

The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain—the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Millennial Concepts
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.1 x 10 inches
$14.99


The KING SOLOMON'S MINES graphic novel by Pablo Marcos and Mark Ellis is just the first of several planned projects (with Ying Ko Graphics) featuring "reimagined" classic adventure heroes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's CHALLENGER by Jeff Slemons, Jules Verne's NEMO by Steven E Gordon and of course, HR Haggard's QUATERMAIN, by the legendary Pablo Marcos.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

Daisy Bacon at the Belmont Stakes
- New!
No PulpFest for Me This Year
Photos of the Street & Smith building, including a new one found today
Ed Hulse’s Post on Windy City Convention
Walker Martin’s Report on Windy City, 2015

Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders - New!
Dick Tracy: A Review of 1940
The Green Hornet: The "Lost" 1936 Radio Broadcasts
Myth debunked: Bass reeves was not The Lone Ranger




The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia ConventionStar-As Seen on TV is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.  

Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people Batmobile on Displaykeep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time.  

HOURS (Thursday to Saturday)  
Vendors: 9 am to 6 pm  
Celebrity Autographing: 10 am to 5 pm  
Seminars and Movies: see schedules
The event ends Saturday at 5 pm so if you  plan to attend on Saturday, do not arrive late! Everyone who attends gets a free 52 page program guide!


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

The Crimson Bat
- New!
CHU-JUNG
The Phantom Detectives
Vic Challenger
Omega Ops Legion
Nemesis



PS Publishing
Innsmouth Nightmares
A hardcover ANTHOLOGY of Lovecraftian inspired stories edited by Lois H. Gresh
Coming in July!

This all-Innsmouth anthology features original stories by leading writers of weird fiction. If you think you’ve read everything possible about Innsmouth, then you’re in for a major treat because these stories are gems.
 
Lavie Tidhar brings Truman Capote to Innsmouth to find the truth behind murder in Cold Blood, and John Shirley dishes up an explosive futuristic blast with a finale that will blow your mind. Laird Barron’s Innsmouth is pure technopunk with a mad scientist laboratory, a spook, and a tough-as-nuts heiress.
 
Paul Kane’s jittery young woman is anxious to impress her future in-laws, and if you haven’t guessed, wedding bells aren’t exactly chiming. Tim Lebbon’s hero is lost at sea on a lifeboat driven by bizarre currents.
 
William F. Nolan pops in with a bittersweet tale about a man who honeymoons in the wrong place, and S.T. Joshi supplies a thrilling novellete about Maxwell Gilman and the evils of humanity.
 
Both Steve Rasnic Tem and John Langan write about vacations unlike any others, and it’s certainly no vacation when Nancy Kilpatrick’s heroine returns to Innsmouth to honor her dead mother’s wishes.
 
Richard Gavin’s girl seeks her lost Daddy in Innsmouth, and Lisa Morton’s girl enters puberty, but the “change” isn’t what you think it is. Nancy Holder’s teenagers seek cool “hippie” gifts from Innsmouth--not with good results. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. beautifully captures Innsmouth adolescent angst.
 
The love-sopped fellow in James A. Moore’s tale should take a cue from the weird hag who runs the local diner, and he should run for the hills. But he doesn't. Of course. Anyone in Innsmouth’s Marsh Care Facility should also run for the hills when Donald Tyson’s nurse shows up, but they don’t…of course.
 
Also featured are great original stories by Wilum Pugmire, Tim Waggoner, Jonathan Thomas, and Jason V Brock. The anthology is rounded out with a powerful tale by Caitlin R. Kiernan.

CONTENTS
Windows Underwater – John Shirley
Cold Blood – Lavie Tidhar
Fear Sun – Laird Barron
Thicker Than Water – Paul Kane
Strange Currents – Tim Lebbon
Mourning People – Nancy Kilpatrick
The Barnacle Daughter – Richard Gavin
Between the Pilings – Steve Rasnic Tem
The Imps of Innsmouth – Wilum H. Pugmire
The Open Mouth of Charybdis – John Langan
Water’s Edge – Tim Waggoner
Dark Waters – William F. Nolan
A Girl’s Life – Lisa Morton
The Sea Witch – James A. Moore
Brood – Jason V Brock
Gone to Doggerland – Jonathan Thomas
The Scent of the Hammer and the Feather – Joseph Pulver, Sr.
Baubles – Nancy Holder
The Waves Beckon – Donald Tyson
The Cats of River Street (1925) – Caitlín R. Kiernan
Some Kind of Mistake – S. T. Joshi


COVER ART Ben Baldwin
Hardcover, 313 Pages, £30.00




Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16, 2015

PulpFest, also known as “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” returns to the beautiful Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for its 44th edition. It will begin on Thursday, August 13th at 6 PM with four hours of early-bird shopping in the dealers’ room, located on the hotel’s third floor. You can learn how to become an early-bird or a dealer by visiting our registration page. To reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency, click “book a room.” PulpFest 2015 will run until 2 PM on Sunday, August 16th, when our dealers’ room will shut its doors.

As 2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of author H. P. Lovecraft–the “Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century” and “The Copernicus of the horror story”– PulpFest will be celebrating his life and his work. In addition to programming on the author’s celebrated Cthulhu Mythos, we’ll also examining his relationship with WEIRD TALES, the pulp magazine where the bulk of his fiction was published.

PulpFest 2015 will also be paying tribute to Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines, better known as “The Thrilling Group.” Along with Street & Smith, Popular Publications, and the Frank A. Munsey Company, Pines’ line was one of the leading publishers of pulp magazines during the early twentieth century. We’ll be spotlighting a wide array of the company’s magazines, examining the Standard hero, detective, western, adventure, and sports pulps as well as their line of comic books. Click on our schedule and programming buttons for additional details.



Although the focus of PulpFest 2015 will be pulp magazines and related materials, visitors will also find vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books for sale in its 15,800 square-foot dealers’ room, located in the Regency Ballroom. In addition to attracting some of the leading collectibles dealers from across the United States and Canada, PulpFest also plays host to a wide array of contemporary publishers including those who reprint material from the old pulps as well as publishing houses dealing in contemporary genre fiction.

At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns, original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”



Thrilling Detectives
Three Gun Terry Mack was the world’s first hard-boiled private eye. The creation of Carroll John Daly, Terry appeared in a pair of stories featured in THE BLACK MASK in 1923 and 1924. He was soon supplanted by Daly’s best known detective, Race Williams, who debuted in the June 1, 1923 issue of the magazine that would become synonymous with the hard-boiled detective story.

THE BLACK MASK was not the only rough-paper magazine where tough-guy detectives made their home. When Popular Publications launched their line of ten-cent pulps, they got the ball rolling with DIME DETECTIVE, another classic in the line of hard-boiled periodicals. Ned Pines’ Standard Magazines was right there with Steeger and Goldsmith, starting his chain of pulp magazines with THRILLING DETECTIVE in the very same month. The first issues of Popular’s and Pines’ new periodicals were dated November 1931.

“Action-packed, well-written and well-planned stories. Novels must be of the trip hammer type, with a murder in the first chapter and others later.” Those were the editorial requirements set forth by THRILLING DETECTIVE in a 1933 issue of THE WRITER. Although they were not always well-written or planned, no one could fault the magazine for a lack of action . . . nor corpses. Under the guidance of managing editor Leo Margulies and his hand-picked staff, THRILLING DETECTIVE ran “rough-and-tumble, corpse-ridden yarns” featuring “suitably hard-nosed and hard-boiled detectives.” As Margulies often opined, his line was “the fastest bunch of all pulps.”

On Thursday evening, August 13th, beginning at 8:40 PM, John Wooley and John Gunnison pay a visit to some of the continuing characters from the Thrilling line of detective pulps — Doctor Coffin, the allegedly dead Hollywood actor turned vigilante, created by pulp and film writer Perley Poore Sheehan; the workaday detectives such as department store detective Don Marko, the creation of Stewart Sterling (whose real name was Prentice Winchell); the extremely prolific Robert Leslie Bellem’s Hollywood gumshoe Nick Ransom who, like his better known counter-part Dan Turner, “torches a gasper” or “sets fire to a coffin nail” when he lights a cigarette; and the bindlestiff crimefighter, Baghdad, Hobo Detective, written by Milton Lowe and featured in a pair of stories that ran in POPULAR DETECTIVE.

Then we’ve got the wartime creation of “Walt Bruce” — an allegedly Chinese crimefighter known as Dr. Zeng who is actually the son of white missionary parents. Written by Bellem and W. T. Ballard, the Zeng stories came about through the encouragement of the Office of War Information, which thought that playing up our Chinese allies in stories was a wonderful idea. Dr. Zeng’s sidekick Lai Hu Chow, who is really Chinese, has an artificial leg in which he can carry weapons and other useful stuff.

Of course, there’s also Race Williams, one-time BLACK MASK big dog who famously boosted sales of the magazine every time he was featured on the cover. The end was coming into sight for Race and his creator. Carroll John Daly moved into comic books after the death of the pulps. Race appeared in a handful of stories published in THRILLING DETECTIVE before he found his way into SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES during the early fifties.

John Wooley is the author, co-author, or editor of more than thirty books, including the recent HARD-BOILED CHRISTMAS STORIES. John also penned the script for the made-for-TV movie DAN TURNER, HOLLYWOOD DETECTIVE, the award-winning independent film CAFE PURGATORY, and the documentary BILL BOYCE – MONEY ACTOR. He has also written comic books, trading cards, and thousands of magazine and newspaper stories, most of them in conjunction with his work as the music and horror-movie writer for the TULSA WORLD, a position he held from 1983 through 2006. He is currently a contributing editor and columnist for OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE and full-time freelance writer specializing in pop-culture subjects. This year, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Historians’ Hall of Fame.

John Gunnison is one of the foremost pulp dealers in the world. He’s the owner of Adventure House, a firm that not only deals in pulp magazines and other paper collectibles, but also publishes pulp replica editions and other material, including the much-admired HIGH ADVENTURE. John is the author of BAUMHOFER: PULP ART MASTER and BELARSKI: PULP ART MASTER, and co-author of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO THE PULPS, one of the foremost reference works concerning pulp magazines. For Collectors Press he helped design Frank M. Robinson’s PULP CULTURE, Max Allan Collins’ HISTORY OF MYSTERY, Ron Goulart’s COMIC BOOK CULTURE, and other works. John was formerly the editor and publisher of THE PULP COLLECTOR, a leading pulp fanzine in its day.

Join the two Johns for a look at some of the most intriguing continuing detective characters that the Thrilling group published, along with a few of their creators on Thursday, August 13th, at 8:40 PM.


Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes
On Thursday, August 13th, Ed Hulse will explore the Standard line of western superhero pulps, from TEXAS RANGERS, launched in 1936 and featuring the “Lone Wolf” Ranger, Jim Hatfield; to MASKED RIDER WESTERN MAGAZINE, purchased from Ranger Publications in 1938 and starring Wayne Morgan, “the Robin Hood of the West;” to RANGE RIDERS and its “stories of western avengers in action;” to THE RIO KID WESTERN, a pulp that featured “the fictional exploits of the Kid . . . interwoven with actual historical characters;” to WEST and its lengthy series featuring Johnston McCulley’s Zorro; and HOPALONG CASSIDY’S WESTERN MAGAZINE, featuring Louis L’Amour’s blend of Clarence E. Mulford’s original character with the movie version popularized by actor William Boyd. Ed will also be touching on such characters as Alamo Paige, Navajo Raine, and W. C. Tuttle’s Tombstone and Speedy, all featured in EXCITING WESTERN, and A. Leslie Scott’s Texas Ranger Walt Slade, whose adventures ran in Standard’s flagship western title, THRILLING WESTERN.

“Saddle Up! Thrilling’s Western Heroes” will begin at 9:20 PM on Thursday, August 13th, on the second floor of the Hyatt-Regency hotel in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s all part of this year’s “Salute to Standard Magazines,” taking place at PulpFest 2015.

Go Nuts at PulpFest’s New Gaming Track
New at this year’s PulpFest will be a gaming track. Many of the themes found in the world of modern games resonate from the pulps and the stories published in those magazines. There are games based on Conan, the Cthulhu Mythos, space operas, westerns, mysteries, pulp heroes, and more.

PulpFest 2015 will have demonstrations of role-playing games and various board, card, and dice games. We’ll have a room featuring eight tables for new or experienced players. A number of local gaming groups will be running RPGs dealing with weird tales, ancient ruins, and murder mysteries. As part of our celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft, there will be role-playing adventures based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Additionally, we’ll have a number of board and card games that can be played in less than a hour. So if you need a break from the dealers’ room, you won’t be kept away too long.

The PulpFest 2015 gaming track will begin at 10 AM on both Friday and Saturday and last until 10 PM or thereabouts. On Sunday, games will begin at 10 AM and continue until the end of the convention. All games will be set up in the Clark Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. The only requirements to play games at PulpFest 2015 are a PulpFest membership, your imagination, and a desire to have a good time. So if you enjoy pulps and you enjoy games, PulpFest will be the place to be.


Norman Daniels–Thrilling’s “Go-to-Guy” is 110!
One of the more significant contributors to Ned Pines’ Thrilling line of pulps and comic books, Norman Daniels will certainly be feted at this year’s PulpFest. So here’s your chance to wish this prolific giant a “happy 110th birthday” as PulpFest 2015 pays tribute to Standard Magazines. The action begins on Thursday evening, August 13th and runs through Sunday, August 16th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Lester del Rey–Still Astounding after 100 Years!
Lester del Rey’s first published work appeared in the April 1938 issue of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE-FICTION, behind a cover painted by Howard V. Brown. A long-time science-fiction artist who painted almost all of the magazine’s covers from late 1933 through early 1938, Brown also created covers for Hugo Gernsback’s SCIENCE AND INVENTION and Standard’s STARTLING STORIES and THRILLING WONDER STORIES. PulpFest 2015 will be saluting Standard Publications during its festivities from August 13th through the 16th.


To learn more about all of the PulpFest 2015 programming, please click here or on the “schedule” button on our home page at www.pulpfest.com.


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Tarzan and the Gods of Opar Part Three by Mike Grell
Review: Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey
Talking Hadon, King of Opar by Christopher Paul Carey
Talking Flight to Opar Restored Edition by Philip José Farmer with Christopher Paul Carey

Pulp Den - Now online!

New Pulp Heroes - New!
The Masked Avenger - New!
The Black Bat's War - New!
Eyes of Satan - New!
ECHOES 30
Cop Job

         Pulp Den  

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

Collector's nightmare - New!
Matthew White Jr. - Author, Editor of the Argosy magazine - New!
Harold Lamb on selling his first story of Khlit the Cossack
Harold Van Lieu Bloomfield - Author, Editor, Sailor, Newspaper Publisher
Charles Agnew McLean - Editor of the Popular 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’ No. 17 - New!
Semi Dual, occult detector - New!
The cosmic horror of H.P. Lovecraft
Space operas of E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith
Fanzine focus: ‘Windy City Pulp Stories’ #15
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

All in color for a dime (or maybe 15¢)
Going back to Bonnett’s
Richard E. Clear: 1943-2015
Pulp AdventureCon report
Pulp conventions for 2015

Ramble House
Now available!

 
THE FIRE SPIRITS
by Paul Busson
 Introduced by John Pelan
 Dancing Tuatara Press #59

 
The horror novel as a period piece is a rare thing, and it is rarer still to find it done well. There’s H. Warner Munn’s The Werewolf of Ponkertand its sequels, Chandler Whipple’s The Curse of the Harcourts—but standing head and shoulders above the pack is Paul Busson’s masterful novel of ancient evil awakened during the Napoleonic era, The Fire Spirits.

Cited as one of the thirteen best non-supernatural horror novels by Karl Edward Wagner, The Fire Spirits is arguably the rarest book on the famous Wagner List. Out of print in any form for over eighty years, this is a volume that tops the ‘want list’ of many a serious horror collector. Dancing Tuatara Press is pleased to finally be able to make this classic available to a new generation of readers.

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



A RIDDLE OF STEEL: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN - In production!

Following up on the critical and financial success of Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, FauxPop Media leaped immediately into their next Definitive Film, a feature documentary that digs into the story behind one of the greatest pop culture characters of the 20th century – Robert E. Howard’s Cimmerian warrior/king Conan.

For the last several months, independent Canadian filmmakers Mark Hussey, Isaac Elliott-Fisher and Randall Lobb have been in production on A Riddle of Steel: The Definitive History of Conan the Barbarian.

Taking a detailed look at such a storied and popular franchise has been an enormous, and enormously satisfying job, and the team has enjoyed every minute, in spite of making the movie by themselves, out of pocket and with no distribution deal in place.

“I’ve been a huge fan of everything Conan since I was a kid kicking around in our local used bookstore and first saw those amazing Frazetta covers from the Lancer paperbacks,” says writer/director Randall Lobb. “And now, having the opportunity to spend time with some of the other creators and writers who’ve worked in R.E.H.’s world has been amazing.”

Director of Photography Isaac Elliott-Fisher agrees. “Sitting in the studio of legendary fantasy artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell and watching them work was unbelievable!”
And it was only one of many such highlights, with more to come.

“We’ve got a lot of footage already, and we’re not quite halfway through production,” post-production wizard Mark Hussey notes. “But we’re really excited about heading into the next round of interviews.”
“We’ve got Howard Days in Cross Plains Texas, San Diego Comic Con, more shooting in Los Angeles, upstate New York, some shooting in Nevada and right now, who knows what else?” Lobb laughs. “There’s always more to cover, including a number of key actors and filmmakers we expect to get this summer.”

With a new Conan movie in development at Universal, and with the entire R.E. Howard universe under the sole ownership of longtime franchise manager/strategist Fred Malmberg, there is no end of possibility for this documentary.

And hopefully, no end of possibility for wider audiences to be able to see it for themselves some time down the road.


You can view the production teaser at the link below.

Robert E. Howard: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
Now available for pre-order!


Pre-orders are now being accepted for issue number 18 of The Definitive Robert E. Howard Journal.
This is an extremely limited edition of 150 copies, so don’t procrastinate if you want a copy.


The new issue will make its debut at Howard Days on June 12th. If you can’t make it to Cross Plains, you can pre-order it beginning today.
Orders will ship in late June. Price per copy is $21.00, plus $4.00 for U.S. shipping and handling. Overseas orders require additional postage, so email inquiries here for the overseas shipping rates.


Contents include:
A full color cover by Bob Covington featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, inside front and back covers featuring scenes from “The Black Stone” by Bryan “Zarono” Reagan and a back cover by Stephen Fabian.
“The Cobra in the Dream” by Robert E. Howard, illustrated by Charles Fetherolf
“Iron Man Roll Call” by Chris Gruber, illustrated by Clayton Hinkle
“A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the “Old Frontier”—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” by Dierk Guenther, illustrated by Richard Pace
“The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s Essay and Modern Discoveries” by Wm. Michael Mott, illustrated by Robert Sankner
“Worms of the Earth: A Bran Mak Morn Portfolio” by Michael L. Peters
“Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard” by James Reasoner, illustrated by Terry Plavet
“The Poetry Contest” by Rob Roehm
“Conan der Ubermensch” by David Scherpenhuizen, illustrated by Bill Cavalier


As stated above the price is $25.00, which includes U.S. postage and handling.
To Order by Mail and Pay with Check or Money Order,
Send Your Order To:
Damon C. Sasser
6402 Gardenspring Brook Lane
Spring, TX 77379
(Please make checks or money orders payable to Damon C. Sasser.)
or Order and Pay Via PayPal.

Paypal ordering link is at the link below.


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PLANET COMICS VOLUME 8 - Arriving in comic shops June 17!
(Art) George Tuska & Various

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

Collects issues #30-35, May 1944 to March 1945.


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




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Dead Who Lived
- New!
Shadow Over Alcatraz
The Garaucan Swindle
The Green Terror

SWORDS OF SORROW: DEJAH THORIS & IRENE ADLER #1 (OF 3) - Arriving in comic shops June 17!
(Writer) Leah Moore (Art) Francesco Manna (Cover) Jay Anacleto

A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Leah Moore! Irene Adler has been many things in her young life, a fugitive, a master of disguise and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. In a far off world, defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers, Princess Dejah Thoris is ready to put the guilty to her sword. Now, the world-colliding events of SWORDS OF SORROW have brought these dangerous women together… and the fate of planets hang in the balance!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

 




TARZAN: THE ORIGINAL DAILIES HC -  Arriving in comic shops June 17!
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





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.

Gertrude Macaulay Sutton (ca. 1887-?) - New!
Louis B. Capron (1891-1971) - New!
Frank Owen's Books - New!
Frank Owen's Stories and Poems - New!
Frank Owen (1893-1968) - New!
Percy B. Prior (?-?)
Walter G. Detrick (1884-1926)
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The Pool of the Stone God
Ida M. Kier (1879-1963)
A. Merritt Art Gallery-The Metal Monster
A. Merritt Art Gallery-Three Lines of Old French

ThrillerFest IX
Grand Hyatt, New York City,  July 7-11, 2015

ITW's annual celebration of the thriller world is the largest event of its kind, a meeting place for authors, readers, budding writers, and publishing industry professionals.

Welcome to ThrillerFest X! It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since we gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona for our first conference back in 2006.

To commemorate our special anniversary, we’ll be hosting online events throughout the year culminating in a wonderful celebration at the Grand Hyatt from July 7-11, 2015.

We’ll be honoring 2015 ThrillerMaster Nelson DeMille along with 2015 Spotlight Guests Mark Billingham, Charlaine Harris, and Greg Iles.

We’re also excited that 2014 ThrillerMaster Scott Turow and 2014 Silver Bullet Award recipient Brenda Novak will be back to join us this year, along with 2015 Silver Bullet Recipient Kathy Reichs.

You won’t want to miss this incredible line-up, so please sign up today!




Wildside Press - WE'RE MOVING!!!

Well, our web site is, anyway.
We are changing our hosting company and store software ... and while we're getting things ready, we decided to have a "soft open" for the rest of June to kick the tires.
We think the new site is 100% operational, but there are still a few products to add and graphics to tweak, but we are really, really close to final.

VISIT AND SAVE.  Use coupon code SoftOpen to save 25% on the new site until July 1. It's accessible from the front page of wildsidepress.com, or directly at:


http://wildside-press.mybigcommerce.com/








05 June 2015

2015, 2016 and 2017 Film Releases

June 12, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 7, 2015
August 14, 2015
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

March 4, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

PROMETHEUS 2
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
THE MUMMY
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2
UNTITLED NEXT BOURNE CHAPTER
PLANET OF THE APES 3
November 11, 2016
SINISTER SIX
December 16, 2016
December TBA, 2016

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2


March 10, 2017
KONG: SKULL ISLAND

2015 Pulp Shows

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





A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as "The Phantom Ace of G-2" by the Allies during WWI. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the one-time "lightning-change" Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your entertainment ... two strange operators head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 476pp | ISBN:978-1937590024




Join Smoke Wade, six-gun rider of theDevil’s Sky Range flying the Pinto-colored Spad he called Jake, after his favorite ranch pony back home in Arizona. With his trusty smoke pole strapped to his leg, there wasn’t a fight or a wager that the skipper of the 66th Pursuit Squadron was afraid to take on—and that included the Baron von Stolz, the toughest ace Germany had on the Western Front!
 
This exciting second volume of the collected adventures of Smoke Wade by Robert J. Hogan pits Smoke and the 66th Pursuit Squadron against some of von Stolz’s most sinister machinations yet in a rematch for the ages. From the pages of Popular Publication’s Battle Birds and Dare-Devil Aces, this book contains 11 more tales from 1934 and 1935 of the Cowboy Ace in Hell skies!
 
Author Robert J. Hogan’s first job after graduating from St. Lawrence University was riding range for several ranches on the west slope of the Rockies. After that he tried amateur boxing and playing piano for silent movies and hoedown dances. Before he became a writer he also had built houses, manufactured leather goods, designed planes, and taught flying.

Stories include:
“Cyclone Busters” – Battle Birds, February 1934
“The Pirate Patrol” – Battle Birds, March 1934
“Glory Hound” – Battle Birds, April 1934
 "The Black Ace” – Battle Birds, May 1934
 “Knock-Out Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, July 1934
 “The Cyclone Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces, October 1934
 “Maverick Buzzard” – Dare-Devil Aces, November 1934
 “Bull’s-Eye Buzzards” – Dare-Devil Aces, February 1935
 “The Dynamite Trio” – Dare-Devil Aces, April 1935
 “Sixgun Dynamite” – Dare-Devil Aces, June 1935
 “The Rawhide Ace” – Dare-Devil Aces,September 1935


 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 424pp | ISBN:978-1-937590-03-1




Airship 27 Productions
DAMBALLA BACK IN PRINT
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is delighted to announce that the history making pulp adventure, DAMBALLA by Charles Saunders is now back in print and selling at a fair price on Amazon.  Published several years ago, the book was the first ever pulp adventure to feature a black 1930s hero finally putting to rest the ignorant racism of the old pulps.

The story takes place in Harlem, deals with a prize fight between a local hero and a Nazi German.  It has interiors by Clayton Hinkle and a cover by Charles Fetherolf.

Initially published by Airship 27 via Cornerstone Books, the print version quickly sold out and in the past few years has commanded prices in excess of $300 a copy, although the Kindle version has always been available.

“When we learned about those ridiculous prices, we knew we had to do a new edition that was affordable to all pulp fans,” explains Airship 27 Production’s Managing Editor Ron Fortier. “And so here is the third edition selling at a reasonable price once more.  Meanwhile, we will continue to bug the hell out of Mr. Saunders for that long awaited sequel.  Ha.’


Available now at Amazon.com.

Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Airship 27 Productions
THE HOUNDS OF HELL
10th Anniversary Edition

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is proud to announce the re-release of its first title, “The Hounds of Hell,” by Ron Fortier & Gordon Linzner.   First published in 2005, this new pulp adventure was one of the first pulp books to crossover characters from two classic pulp series of the 30s; the Moon Man, from 10 Detective Aces and Doctor Satan from Weird Tales.

“This was the first ever new pulp fiction artist Rob Davis and I put together all those many years ago,” says Fortier, Airship 27 Productions’ Managing Editor.  “From it would rise our new pulp fiction enterprise and help pioneer what has now become known as the New Pulp Movement.”

This brand new edition maintains the gorgeous wrap around cover by artist Tom Floyd and all the interior pieces by Art Director Davis.  Added to this is a special new introduction by popular new pulp writer, Barry Reese (Peregrine & Lazarus Gray) and a lengthy post-essay by Fortier detailing the history of the book and the birth of Airship 27 Productions.   Lastly, this new anniversary edition features a reprint of Fortier’s first ever pulp fiction tale, “Fury in Vermont.”

“Over a hundred titles later, we’re still growing every year,” Fortier says proudly.  “And we owe it all to this one book.  We hope our fans will enjoy seeing it back in print.”


Available now at Amazon.com.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
THE ARGOSY LIBRARY SERIES 1
The First Series of Releases Features Popular Authors Such as Lester Dent, Otis Adelbert Kline, W.C. Tuttle, and George F. Worts
 Coming next week!

Altus Press has announced the premiere of its new line of books: The Argosy Library series.

Founded at the end of the Nineteenth Century by publishing tycoon Frank A. Munsey, Argosy Magazine quickly became one of the most popular—and prestigious—fiction magazines of its day and spawned a publishing revolution. Known as one of the most literate pulp magazines, Argosy published thousands of short stories and novels, many of which features some of the most influential series characters in popular fiction. With the inauguration of