Welcome to Pulp Coming Attractions where you can obtain the latest in pulp and pulp-related news.
This site is updated weekly (typically Friday evening, sometimes Saturday).


Coming Attractions is now on Facebook!  
Click on the Facebook icon to check it out.




29 August 2014
22 August 2014
15 August 2014
08 August 2014
01 August 2014
 
29 August 2014

2015 Vintage SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America from the 1920s to the 1950s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

Journey back to the early days of science fiction—to witness the evolution of a genre through these twelve colorful and fantastic cover reproductions, faithfully restored and printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This is a true 12-month calendar featuring images that are perforated to fit any 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar.


Collector's Sixth Edition
12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630360047
UPC: 724638060679

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

Faithful reproductions of classic cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 9781603689229
UPC: 724638059857

Price: $14.95


2015 Vintage Westerns Calendar - Now available!

Saddle up and ride on into the heart of American Mythology, to a time and place where frontier life was hard but much less complicated. Where courage, character, and honor were the badges worn by intrepid men and women, and good (almost) always triumphed over evil. Welcome to the wild world of Pulp Westerns. Giddyup!
Collector's Second Edition

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of
classic western covers.
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630360061
UPC: 724638060693

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop Westerns Calendar - Now available!

Faithful reproductions of classic cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 9781603689243
UPC: 724638059871

Price: $14.95


Age of Aces
Now available on line!





A mental marvel from birth, who used his talents on stage as a boy, Philip Strange is now known as "The Phantom Ace of G-2" by the Allies during WWI. A boyhood prank comes back to haunt the so-called Brain-Devil when he meets his vaudeville nemesis in the Theater of War. Karl von Zenden, the one-time "lightning-change" Man of a Thousand Faces, is now using his stage tricks as agent Z-13 for the Wilhelmstrasse—and he’s not one to drop the curtain on a grudge. Now backstage rivals are front-line enemies in an exclusive engagement of “Spy vs. Spy.” And when Strange gets into the act and uses his own makeup-mastery, the Great War becomes the Greatest Show on Earth! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting for your entertainment ... two strange operators head-to-head in eight pulp classics from the pages of Flying Aces magazine!

 
$16.99 | 6″x9″ trade paperback | 476pp | ISBN:978-1937590024



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


This book is not available for sale on Amazon, as it was produced exclusively for the 2013 Pulpfest convention.
It can be obtained from Adventure House!

As a young boy, Brian Kirk witnessed the brutal murder of his zoo-keeper father at the hands of a secret criminal organization known as "The Circle of Death". He swore he would have his revenge and after years of training, he was ready to fulfill his pledge. “Coffin” Kirk, as he is now called due to his deadpan demeanor, is aided in this quest by his sidekick and tail-gunner Tank, a trained gorilla. However, “The Circle of Death” is now in league with the Axis of Evil—the Nazis and Imperial Japan—with Kirk and Tank standing in the way of their world domination! The extraordinarily prolific Arch Whitehouse drew upon his own experiences as a tail-gunner in the Royal Air Force to bring to life the colorful aces that flew through his stories. His characters for Flying Aces and Sky Birds were extremely popular with readers of the 1930’s and ‘40s. Coffin Kirk and his gorilla tail-gunner Tank are one of his craziest pairs of aces ever to fly the pulp magazine skies.





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
I. V. FROST, SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE

Now available!

I. V. Frost comes to comics!
Redbud Studio is thrilled to announce their first full color title, based on a classic pulp hero;  I.V. FROST – Scientific Detective.

Back in 1934, the publishing giant, Street & Smith found themselves frustrated on a monthly basis because their one dedicated mystery magazine, Clues, was forever being outsold by their competitor’s Black Mask.  The boys at S & S did not like coming in second to anyone, after all they were the home of the pulp’s greatest crime fighters, The Shadow and Doc Savage.  They desperately needed a new series that would attract more readers and turned to established writer, Donald Wandrei to fulfill that need.

Wandrei, a veteran pulp scribe, had been in successful in most fields, particular the weird horror genres and he set about inventing a truly unique, one-of-a-kind hero the likes of which no one had ever seen before, Prof. I.V. Frost.

Wandrei created the tall, thin, hatchet-faced “Ivy” Frost to be an American Sherlock Holmes; a brilliant scientific and analytical mind powered this eccentric character but he was also a man of action, capable of getting his hands dirty when the action heated up.

Like Holmes, Frost had an assistant but this one wasn’t some stodgy, ex-army doctor.  Jean Moray was a sexy looking blonde who carried a .25 caliber derringer in her garter and possessed a genius I.Q. thus making her a fitting companion to the eccentric and colorful professor.  Think Jean Harlow with a gun and that’s Miss Moray.  During its run, Wandrei would pen eighteen Frost adventures.

The Redbud Studio comic is written by veteran comics scribe Ron Fortier (The Green Hornet, Terminator, Gene Roddenberry’s Lost Universe) and the art is by pro Gary Kato (Elfquest, Destroyer Duck, Mr.Jigsaw) with colors by Casey Beamis and edits by Rob Davis.  The cover was drawn by Jake Minor. The issue features two complete stories; The Runaway Robot and Speed Demons.

“Getting to write this amazing pulp character was a blast,” says Fortier.  “He really is one of a kind and challenging to any writer.  Wandrei was a genius in creating him.”

The one shot comic is now available from Indy Planet at the link below.

The characters of I.V. Frost and Jean Moray are licensed and appear by permission from the Estate of Harold Hughesdon.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Now available!

The Adventures of Faidit and Cercamon
 by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
 introduction by Sai Shankar

 
Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur (1888-1971) is the “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” among the pulp writers—as a professor of English and Germanic Philology at Berkeley, University of California, he is known for his translation of the 13th century Scandinavian mythological work Edda and his scholarly work on the Old English epic poem Beowulf, but in the early stages of his career he also wrote exciting historical adventures—sometimes in collaboration with his friend Farnham Bishop—for the pulp magazines Adventure and Argosy.

 This volume collects all the stories of Brodeur’s medieval heroes Pierre of the Sword and Cercamon the Troubadour which were published in Adventure between 1921 and 1925. Set in the middle of the 12th century Brodeur tells exciting tales about dramatic sieges and battles, deadly political intrigues, tournaments and duels with noble and not so noble opponents and bloody fights against ruthless outlaw gangs. Rich in historical detail—which never distracts from the adventure—Brodeur brings to life the medieval world of Southern France, Normandy, England, Moorish Spain and the Holy Land.
 Some of the stories feature the quick-witted swordsman Pierre Faidit, some his equal in swordsmanship and cleverness, the troubadour Cercamon, and still others both of them—first on different sides, but later on as brothers-in-arms when they join young Henry Plantagenet, Duke of Normandy, in his struggle for the crown of England.

 
580 pages / $26.96 softcover / $39.95 hardcover / $6.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

Hell’s-a-Poppin’ on Halfaday Creek
 by James B. Hendryx


 Altus Press is proud to present another new Halfaday Creek collection, containing eight previously-uncollected Black John & Halfaday Creek novelettes.
Part of the matching Halfaday Creek Library.
 
Contains the following stories: 
“Black John Declines a Reward”
 “Constable Buck Counts Heads”
 “Left Handed Justice”
 “Poison on Halfaday”
 “The Gambler”
 “Halfaday Evidence, Package Style”
 “Target Practice on Halfaday”
 “Trial and Error”

 
580 pages
/ $17.97 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $5.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book Multipack #2 - with FIVE exclusive James Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects four more James Bama variant editions plus a NEW expanded variant of DOC SAVAGE #29 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. Showcasing ten thrill-packed pulp novels: “The Annihilist,” “Murder Mirage,” “Mystery Under the Sea,” “The Metal Master,” “The Vanisher,” “The Mental Wizard,” “The Red Terrors,” “The Other World,” “The Secret of the Su” and “Cargo Unknown."

PLUS: Five exclusive James Bama full-color art prints and the "lost" Doc Savage newspaper strip by the X-MEN's Dave Cockrum!

This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Paty Cockrum. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-151-6 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10. 641 pages, B&W, $54.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)

The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology - Now available!
by H. G. Wells (Author), Murray Leinster (Author), Curt Siodmak (Author), Jean Marie Stine (Editor), Steve Davidson (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves. "The Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology" is the first of a year-by-year showcasing of the best stories selected from each year of the publication's celebrated history. Our 1926 selection presents work by such distinguished practitioners of the craft as multiple Hugo Award winner Murray Leinster, Gernsback Award winners H. G. Wells, G. Peyton Wertenbaker and A. Hyatt Verrill, screen writer Curt Siodmak, the controversial Austin Hall, and others. Stories include "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Whispering Ether," "The Man from the Atom," "The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika," "In the Abyss," "Through the Crater's Rim," and more. To be followed by the "Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology." Normally $13.99 - introductory sale $9.99

Paperback: 246 pages
List Price: $9.99



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

On My Way to Cinecon - New!
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer) Now Shipping To Subscribers
PulpFest: Just One Week Away!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 297: Gary Phillips
Crime fiction and new pulp writer Gary Phillips has written short stories for Moonstone’s the Avenger Chronicles and the Green Hornet Casefiles, and wrote the sold out team up graphic novel with Captain Action, That Man Flint and Honey West in Danger A-Go-Go.  He conceived, co-edited and contributed to Black Pulp from Pro Se Productions, and has stories in their upcoming Asian Pulp and Black Pulp II.  Additionally, a private eye character he created in a DC Comics miniseries, Nate Hollis in Angeltown, returns in prose short stories by him and others such as New York Times bestselling author Juliet Blackwell in Hollis, P.I. also from Pro Se. 

Episode 296: Micah Harris
Episode 295: The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo
Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company
Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014


Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Arriving in book stores September 2!
With Russell Blake

Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved—and filled with pre–Columbian artifacts from Mexico.

 How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl—and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven—begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery—or death.


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
 Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
List Price: $28.95


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

Comic Gallery: SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (1941) - New!
Pulp Gallery: BAUMHOFER does DIME MYSTERY (1935) - New!
Forgotten Books: CRY AT DUSK by Lester Dent (1952)
WEIRD TALES 43, 44 & 45 (1927)
Comic Gallery: Wally Wood on STRANGE WORLDS
Comic Gallery: Norman Saunders on WESTERN HERO (1949)
Pulp Gallery: H.J. Ward on ARGOSY (1941-42)



DEJAH OF MARS #4 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops September 3!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Jethro Morales (Cover) Jay Anacleto

FINAL ISSUE!
Ruthless! Reckless! Remorseless! Dejah Thoris will shoot, hack and smash her way to her abducted husband – half a step ahead of the Helium Royal Guard. But the Red Reaper may kill John Carter first trying to extract the secret of his immortality. And if he can’t do that, he’s taking everyone on Barsoom with him — by activating the giant red cannons buried around the planet! The death-filled conclusion of Mark Rahner’s brutal meditation on life and death after the end of Issus!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




 

Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!






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


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

"The Bosun's Story" by B. E. Cook from SHORT STORIES, November 10, 1944
The Bosun of a Merchant Marine ship during WWII tells a story about two fellow sailors of his.
"$10,000 an Inch" by Tedd Thomey from THRILLING DETECTIVE, April, 1948
Police detective Gus Kessler plays uncle to the tall girl who's slated for death!
"Lobster Blonde" by Sam Merwin, Jr. from G-MEN DETECTIVE, September, 1942
The Collision of Jenny Johnson's Fishing Boat with a Strange Raft in Fog-Obscured Waters Plunges Her into Sudden Peril.


The Falcon: Resurrected - Paperback edition now available!
Mark Ellis (Author), Melissa Martin-Ellis (Editor), Rob Moran (Illustrator)

Before Jones before Bond, There was The Falcon!

To a generation of fans, The Falcon is one of the first and most fondly remembered of all the action heroes—making his appearance in novels, two movie series, a long-running radio drama and a television show.

Now The Falcon returns in a new series by the modern master of action-adventure, Mark (James Axler) Ellis—author of Doc Savage, The Wild, Wild West, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Deathlands and creator of the best-selling Outlanders series!

EVIL RESURRECTED

The specter of the Third Reich casts a terrifying new shadow when the Brotherhood of The Black Sun resurrects a fanatical dream of world conquest.

Ruled by a madman with delusions of godhood, the Brotherhood’s ruthless doctrine of mass human sacrifice by nuclear fire counts down to zero hour--but the self-styled Aryan demigod must first recover an ancient artifact that controls the destiny of mankind…and that artifact is in the hands of The Falcon.

The Falcon has no choice but to walk into an escape-proof trap set by the very megalomaniac he must stop at any cost.


Now available as a Kindle edition from Amazon.com for $2.99.
A paperback edition ($8.99) is now available from Amazon.com.






  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


Fu-Manchu: THE ISLAND OF FU-MANCHU - Arriving in book stores September 2!

The year is 1941, and the world is engulfed in war. Having consolidated his forces, Fu-Manchu seeks to tip the balance of power by launching assaults from a hidden stronghold in the Caribbean. His target: the United States naval forces, just entering the global conflict.

To stop the Devil Doctor, Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his ally, Bart Kerrigan, pick up the trail in London during the blackout, following it to New York, then the Panama Canal, and finally the land of voodoo—Haiti. There they


Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 1 inches

List Price: $9.95




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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Gabriel Hunt - Now available!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB  by Raymond Benson

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...



The Golden Age - Now online!

Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960

Wally Wood with Dan Adkins ~ art for IF ~ circa 1959-1968

  GRENDEL VERSUS THE SHADOW #1
By Matt Wagner & Brennan Wagner
Arriving in comic shops September 3!


Sparks fly and bullets blaze when the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, is transported to 1930s New York and faces off with the original dark-night avenger, the Shadow! Two pulp-noir icons go head to head in this three-issue prestige-format series written and drawn by legendary Grendel creator Matt Wagner.

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99







 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!


You can pre-order the book at your local comic shop.
WALTER BAUMHOFER
is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.



The James Bond Omnibus Volume 6 - Coming in November!

The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting more of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Shark Bait, Doomcrack, The Paradise Plot, Deathmask, Flittermouse, Polestar, The Scent of Danger, Snake Goddess, and Double Eagle!

JAMES BOND OMNIBUS VOLUME 6 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Now available).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141629.



Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

My PulpFest Report
RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
THE MAN FROM MARS by Fred Nadis - Now available in paperback!
 
Who is Ray Palmer? Chances are you either don’t know or—if you’re a comic book fan—you think of DC Comics character, The Atom.
 
Although he was the namesake for one, Ray Palmer—the man—was no superhero. Standing at just four feet tall (the result of a crippling childhood injury), he hardly cut an imposing figure. But what he lacked in height, he would make up for in his legacy.
 
THE MAN FROM MARS: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey by Fred Nadis is the first-ever biography of the man who shaped science fiction and changed our perception of the universe as we know it. As the editor of the groundbreaking pulp magazine Amazing Stories, as well as Fate, Mystic and Flying Saucers, Palmer made invaluable contributions to popular culture, like jumpstarting the flying saucer craze; popularizing “hollow earth” theory; and publishing stories by some of sci-fi’s biggest players, including Ray Bradbury and the first professional story by a young Isaac Asimov.
 
Ray Palmer is the godfather of every person who “wants to believe” in the X-Files, owns the complete Battlestar Galactica box set, or has whiled way hours arguing Kirk versus Picard. In THE MAN FROM MARS, Nadis paints a portrait as sensational as the covers of the pulp magazines to which Palmer dedicated his life, and shows us how one man’s vision of sci-fi’s potential created the “geek” we know today.


Softcover, 6x9, 304 pages, $16.95


Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Green Hornet: The Lost 1937 Radio Broadcasts - New!
The Lone Ranger: The Lost 1933 Radio Broadcasts
A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin
The Lone Ranger: The Lost "1933" Adventures
Jack Armstrong: Bound for Obsolescence
The Theft and Recovery of The Lone Ranger
The Mysterious Traveler Radio Program: Five "Lost" Episodes


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

Denver Doll - New!
Bai Jiang
Jeremiah Cotton
The Protectors
The Kid Turns 74
Kim Oh
More Pulp Heroes


THE PULPSTER #23 - Now available!

Copies of the latest issue of THE PULPSTER are now available for purchase from Mike Chomko, Books. A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons, THE PULPSTER #23 was released at PulpFest 2014. The new number focuses on the 75th anniversary of the blossoming of science fiction’s Golden Age, when fantastic fiction “grew up.” Additionally, the magazine also examines the so-called “shudder pulps,” magazines such as TERROR TALES and SPICY MYSTERY STORIES.

The Pulpster #23 can be purchased for $13, postage paid in the United States. Buyers outside the United States will pay more. 
Please write to Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com or 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 for further instructions.




Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Pulp Crazy – The Pale Man by Julius Long - New!
PulpFest 2014 – New Fictioneers- Frank Schildiner
- New!
PulpFest 2014 – The New Pulp Panel
- New!
Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows Review
- New!
H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday – Free eBooks & Audio Books - New!
PulpFest 2014 – Christopher Paul Carey – Hadon, King of Opar

PulpFest 2014 – Christopher Paul Carey, The Goddess Equation

PulpFest 2014 – FarmerCon IX


Pulp Den - Now online!

Reservation Ravaged - New!
Bill Wood
The Papers of Tony Veitch
Denver Doll  
Citing Your Sources Guest Blog By Nikolos Baron

         Pulp Den  

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

Interview with Gordon D. Shirreffs, Western writer
Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Marvel’s Doc Savage - New!
Harry Dickson, the American Sherlock Holmes - New!
Four books for Doc Savage fans
Review: ‘Rocambole, Vol. 3: The Crusade’

Pulp comics: Gold Key’s Doc Savage
Review: ‘Tales of the Rook, Vol. 2′  
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Jay Ryan

Hunting pulps in the wild

PulpFest 2014 wrap-up

PulpFest 2014 reports
PulpFest 2014 comes to a close

Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
Flight Into Fear
by Lester Dent & Will Murray

Read by Michael McConnohie

Now available!

The career of Doc Savage began in the Depression era of the early 1930s, continued on through World War II, and concluded at the dawn of the Cold War.

Most fans of the classic pulp series naturally prefer the high adventure tales of the Great Depression, while Doc’s World War II adventures are also very compelling. Comparatively few Doc Savage novels took place in that postwar period in which the Iron Curtain first fell and the Man of Bronze turned his attention to the new enemy––Soviet Russia and its Communist satellites.


Probably the greatest Cold War challenge Doc faced took place in The Red Spider, the novel that was suppressed in 1948 and not published until 1979. In that tense tale, Doc infiltrated Moscow in order to secure one of the Cold War's greatest secrets. His brilliant success made him a permanent enemy of Russia.

Flight into Fear is a followup to The Red Spider. Marked for death by the Kremlin, Doc Savage is forced to go underground and take on a new identity as Banner, a.k.a. The Face, in order to penetrate the desolate Russian Arctic and advance the West’s earliest efforts at nuclear deterrence. His mission: establish the super-secret Project Moonwinx on Soviet soil.

At the same time, the Kremlin has sent a mysterious female assassin known only as The Red Widow to liquidate America’s greatest defender once and for all. Her motivation: pure revenge.

These sizzling ingredients make this one of the most compelling novels of Doc Savage’s Cold War career. Set in 1948, Flight Into Fear is based on a Lester Dent manuscript, and revised by Will Murray as an example of the type of challenges Doc Savage would have pursued had his magazine not been canceled in 1949.

Michael McConnohie gives a very suspenseful reading of this riveting tale torn from the pages of a historic time gone by. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download




Radio Archives
Altus Press Presents
Riding the Pulp Trail Audiobook
by Paul S. Powers, Introduction by Laurie Powers
Read by James C. Lewis

Now available!

Most fans of Western fiction know Paul S. Powers as one of the foundation authors of the famous pulp magazine of the 1930s and 1940s, Wild West Weekly, in which his popular characters Sonny Tabor, Kid Wolf, Freckles Malone, and Johnny Forty-five appeared for fifteen years.
 
Lesser known is the career Powers had after Wild West Weekly stopped publication in 1943. Powers continued to write for the best of the western fiction magazines throughout the 1940s. Now, here for the first time, are twelve Paul Powers stories written in the years after his Wild West Weekly career. Six of these were published in the leading western pulp magazines of the period. The other six, never published before, were discovered by Powers’ granddaughter Laurie in 2009.


Two of the published stories, “A Pard for Navajo Jack,” and “Judgment Day on Whisky Trail,” appeared in Thrilling Western in 1947 and 1948. “Hangnoose for a Prodigal” appeared in Thrilling Ranch Stories in March 1948. “Buzzards Hate Bullets” was published in Exciting Western in November 1947. The two other stories, “Boothill is My Destination,” that appeared in Texas Rangers in December 1947, and “Death is Where You Find It” in Rio Kid Western in August 1949, were imprints of Better Publications.
 
All of the stories in this collection reflect a new style that Powers had to adopt in the early 1940s. His earlier Wild West Weekly style was geared towards its adolescent audience and full of the “blood and thunder” that was indicative of the pulp westerns during that period. Writing stories for Wild West Weekly was a highly lucrative trade for my grandfather, but he had to change course and relearn his craft when the old style was no longer popular. No longer were heroes to be the semi-super human cowboys who survived hundreds of bullet wounds and shoot targets with jaw dropping speed and accuracy. They were now to be more mature and sometimes with a darker look on life.  Heroes that for years were clean-cut, highly moral and almost puritan in their habits were replaced by lead characters who drank, smoked, and swore.
 
But Powers rose to the task and continued to have his stories published through the 1940s and into the early 1950s. These twelve stories are representative of that era; they make for an outstanding collection of frontier stories that represent the glory years of the Western short story and the best of Powers’ prolific pulp career. Read by James C. Lewis. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download




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

The Spider #99: The Crime Laboratory

Who was conducting the school which flooded New York City with graduates super-trained in plundering and murder?... By a brilliant device — and at the risk of destroying himself and his allies — Dick Wentworth, in the sinister robes of the Spider, battled his way into a Crime Corporation stronghold... only to have his keen mind blacked out at the most crucial moment! A breathless Spider anti-crime saga! Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: George Alden Edson and R Sprague Hall
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by George Alden Edson and R Sprague Hall, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Terror Tales by Frederick C. Davis
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales, all written by Frederick C. Davis, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #109: Wings of the Death Monster
Under the earth and over the skies it came, a nightmare killer spawned from the brain of Hunland’s most dreaded Murder Master. And into a valley of flaming horror flew G-8, in a last desperate quest to fight Germany’s secret weapon — the Wings of the Death Monster! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

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

Dime Mystery Magazine: "Too Much Knife-Life" by Joe Kent
The little man’s eyes seemed to say, “Don’t forget me.” And how could Marty — with the little man’s knife buried in his chest? In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Dime Mystery Magazine: "You'll Freeze in Hell" by Curtiss T. Gardner
Rex Bruce discovered Melvale Sanitorium was a refuge for twisted, tortured minds — and for strange murderers who seemed to thrive in a temperature that ran from 212˚ down to where a body — living or dead — could freeze in the wink of an eye! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.$0.99.





]
RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #1 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops September 3!
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Amanda Conner

What is the Black Tower? What startling mysteries does it contain within its walls? And most shockingly...how will its very existence cause the death of Red Sonja?! Join fan favorite writer Frank Tieri (WOLVERINE, IRON MAN, BATMAN), artist extraordinaire Cezar Razek (RED SONJA/ WITCHBLADE, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), and captivating cover artist Amanda Conner (HARLEY QUINN), as they tell a decades spanning, mind-blowing tale that could spell the end for our favorite She-Devil with a Sword!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale September 10







ROCKETEER: JET POWERED ADVENTURES - Arriving in comic shops September 3!
Gregory Frost, Yvonne Navarro, Don Webb, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Nancy A. Collins, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann, Lisa Morton (w), J Bone (a & c)

Modern pulp fiction with a retro-twist, IDW presents ten original prose adventures featuring Cliff, Betty, Peevy, and a host of new villains. From murderous treasure-hunters and marauding sky-pirates to ancient Egyptian magicians and haunted mad scientists, the Rocketeer solves crimes and fights evil in these unique and exciting tales of jet pack action and pin-up romance. Set between 1939 and 1946, with such historical characters as Howard Hughes, Hedy Lamarr, Tarzan's Johnny Weissmuller, and acclaimed Western writer Zane Grey, to name but a few.

375 page, $19.99.






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

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

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Major Shadow News!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 69 and he's got some major news to talk about -- Will Murray confirms the upcoming Doc Savage/The Shadow novel and Dynamite announces Masks II!  
 Plus: we review The Shadow # 0 and The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow # 2.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Voice of Death - New!
Five Keys to Crime - New!
Dead Man's Chest
Fox Hound
Jibaro Death
The Living Joss
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.

A Survey of Monsters-Part Eight - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Seven - New!
A Survey of Monsters--Part Six
A Survey of Monsters--Part Five
The Totalitarian Monster in Art
PulpFest This Weekend

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sax Rohmer’s The Shadow of Fu Manchu, Part One

The Shadow of Fu Manchu was serialized in Collier’s from May 8 to June 12, 1948. Hardcover editions followed later that year from Doubleday in the U.S. and Herbert Jenkins in the U.K. The book was Sax Rohmer’s eleventh Fu Manchu thriller and was also the last of the perennial series to make the New York Times bestseller list.

Read the rest at the links below.





 

22 August 2014

2015 Vintage SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

This collection of cover art from the Golden Age of Science Fiction captures the explosion of creativity, optimism, and experimentation that took place in America from the 1920s to the 1950s. Unknown writers such as Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon, and Clark got their start between the covers of these vintage pulp magazines, and the artwork was considered just as inspiring.

Journey back to the early days of science fiction—to witness the evolution of a genre through these twelve colorful and fantastic cover reproductions, faithfully restored and printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This is a true 12-month calendar featuring images that are perforated to fit any 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar.


Collector's Sixth Edition
12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of Golden Age pulp science fiction covers
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630360047
UPC: 724638060679

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop SCI-FI Calendar - Now available!

Faithful reproductions of classic cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 9781603689229
UPC: 724638059857

Price: $14.95


2015 Vintage Westerns Calendar - Now available!

Saddle up and ride on into the heart of American Mythology, to a time and place where frontier life was hard but much less complicated. Where courage, character, and honor were the badges worn by intrepid men and women, and good (almost) always triumphed over evil. Welcome to the wild world of Pulp Westerns. Giddyup!
Collector's Second Edition

12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of
classic western covers.
Large format 11"x15" wall calendar opens to 11"x30"
Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
Each month's image perforated for easy framing
ISBN: 9781630360061
UPC: 724638060693

Price: $21.95


2015 Desktop Westerns Calendar - Now available!

Faithful reproductions of classic cover art
3 Months at once viewing
Desktop format 7"x7" calendar
Each month's image is perforated for easy removal to a postcard
Printed on heavy FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
ISBN: 9781603689243
UPC: 724638059871

Price: $14.95


ACES HIGH HC - Coming in November! 
Illustrated by George Evans; written by George Evans, Harvey Kurtzman, and Al Feldstein


This collection includes all of George Evans’ highly-acclaimed stories for Aces High, EC’s famous air war title. As a bonus, we present Evans’ never-before-reprinted 3-D story of World War I ace Frank Luke (in regular, easy-on-the-eyes 2-D). This volume also includes numerous crime and shock stories plus other war stories done in collaboration with Harvey Kurtzman. Like all books in the Fantagraphics EC line, Aces Highfeatures essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic comic book masterpieces
.

Hardcover, 7.25 x 10.25, 216 pages, B&W, $29.99

ACES HIGH is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141432.


Fantagraphics Books


Adventure House
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Spring 1952
Now available! 

The Doomed Millions - Robert Wallace
"Feodor Danowski's two briefcases containted documents which were far dearer than life itself . . . documents for which the Phantom Detective dared to pierce the Iron Curtain."

 
Counsellor At Crime - Donn Mullally
And A Dash of Opium - Dorothy Dunn
The Killer - Wilbur S. Peacock
Neighbors Is Lovely - Greg Sanford
Murder Waits - Carter Critz


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
STARTLING STORIES - September 1942
Now available! 

Two Worlds to Save - William Morrison
"When Earth hovers on the brink of global tragedy, three stalwart adventures trace on the planet Mercury the pattern of their future destiny!"
 
The Cubic City - Louis Tucker
Meteorite Enigma - Owen Fox Jerome
Kids Don't Know Everything - Frank Johnson
 
Cover Artist: Rudoph Belarski


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
CAPTAIN FUTURE - Spring 1941
Now available! 
 Star Trail to Glory - Edmond Hamilton
"Follow Curt Newton and the Futuremen along a multi-million miles of stellar speedway as they streak around the system in their greatest race for justice!"
 
Mutiny in Space - Gawain Edwards
Ice, F.O.B., Mars - Eando Binder
Memory Blocks - Will Garth
 
Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95




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



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


This book is not available for sale on Amazon, as it was produced exclusively for the 2013 Pulpfest convention.
It can be obtained from Adventure House!

As a young boy, Brian Kirk witnessed the brutal murder of his zoo-keeper father at the hands of a secret criminal organization known as "The Circle of Death". He swore he would have his revenge and after years of training, he was ready to fulfill his pledge. “Coffin” Kirk, as he is now called due to his deadpan demeanor, is aided in this quest by his sidekick and tail-gunner Tank, a trained gorilla. However, “The Circle of Death” is now in league with the Axis of Evil—the Nazis and Imperial Japan—with Kirk and Tank standing in the way of their world domination! The extraordinarily prolific Arch Whitehouse drew upon his own experiences as a tail-gunner in the Royal Air Force to bring to life the colorful aces that flew through his stories. His characters for Flying Aces and Sky Birds were extremely popular with readers of the 1930’s and ‘40s. Coffin Kirk and his gorilla tail-gunner Tank are one of his craziest pairs of aces ever to fly the pulp magazine skies.





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




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

DOC SAVAGE James Bama 5-book Multipack #2 - with FIVE exclusive James Bama art prints!
Sanctum Books collects four more James Bama variant editions plus a NEW expanded variant of DOC SAVAGE #29 with additional historical commentary by Brian M. Kane and James Bama, the artist who defined Doc Savage for modern fans. Showcasing ten thrill-packed pulp novels: “The Annihilist,” “Murder Mirage,” “Mystery Under the Sea,” “The Metal Master,” “The Vanisher,” “The Mental Wizard,” “The Red Terrors,” “The Other World,” “The Secret of the Su” and “Cargo Unknown."

PLUS: Five exclusive James Bama full-color art prints and the "lost" Doc Savage newspaper strip by the X-MEN's Dave Cockrum!

This landmark collector's set showcases five knockout James Bama cover paintings, all ten original color pulp covers, the classic interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray and Paty Cockrum. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-151-6 Softcover in wraparound collectors' sleeve, 7x10. 641 pages, B&W,$54.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
$54.95 plus shipping
Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)



Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
At the printer and coming soon!

THE SHADOW Volume 87: "The Pooltex Tangle" and "Death Turrets"
The Dark Avenger's skills as an escape artist are showcased in two thrilling 1937 pulp novels by Theodore Tinsley and Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, The Shadow attempts to recover a stolen invention that could change the course of a future world war in "The Pooltex Tangle," a thrilling tale of espionage and escape. Then, in his true identity of Kent Allard, the Knight of Darkness attempts to stop the murderous plots of a serial killer in "Death Turrets," a masterpiece of misdirection! BONUS: Walter Gibson recalls his legendary mentor in "Memories of Houdini." This deluxe pulp reprint features a classic color pulp cover by George Rozen plus the only Shadow photo cover and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Edd Cartier with historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-154-7 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

Check, Money Order, or Paypal (orders@shadowsanctum.com)
Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
 
DOC SAVAGE Volume 78: "Bequest of Evil" & "The Thing that Pursued"
The pulp era's greatest superman returns in two thrill-packed novels by William G. Bogart and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, Monk Mayfair's inheritance of a vast Canadian estate leads the Man of Bronze and his Iron Men to Canada where they are captured by the master criminal called Lucky Napoleon! Then, in a rare solo adventure, Doc Savage is summoned to investigate the bizarre enigma  of "The Thing That Pursued." This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the classic pulp cover by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-158-5 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95

DOC SAVAGE VOLUME 78 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141908.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!
 
THE SHADOW Volume 89: "Treasures of Death" and "The Yellow Door"
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, discovery of the theft of "Treasures of Death" brings fatal consequences, but The Shadow knows that this is only the prelude to a greater supercrime! Then, the greatest crooks in the world pass through "The Yellow Door," until the Man in Black teams with G-Man Vic Marquette to uncover the deadly secrets of the sinister portal! This instant collector's item showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-159-2 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

THE SHADOW VOLUME 89 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141909.


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

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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in October!

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

THE SPIDER VOLUME 5 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141910.


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

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



Art of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrated by Mike Hoffman - Now available!

Mike Hoffman's adventurous Black-and-White ink drawings from the first three "Mars" novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs are all collected here. Dozens of works from "A Princess of Mars", "Gods of Mars" and "Warlord of Mars".

Paperback: 64 pages
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
List Price: $12.95


THE ART OF ROBERT E.  MCGINNIS HC - Coming in November! 
(Writer) Robert McGinnis, Art Scott (Art & Cover) Robert McGinnis

Robert E. McGinnis created the distinctive and immediately recognizable artwork on many classic film posters such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Barbarella, You Only Live Twice, Live and Let Die, The Odd Couple, and Barefoot in the Park. He is also the illustrator of over 1200 paperback covers for authors such as Donald Westlake, Edward S. Aarons, and most recently, Stephen King. The Art of Robert E. McGinnis is the ultimate collector's item for fans of his uniquely distinctive and evocative artwork, and serves as the definitive collection for movie buffs and book lovers alike.

NOTE: This item may be available through other retail outlets before shipping to comic book specialty shops.

Hardcover, 9x12, 176 pages, Full Color, $34.95


THE ART OF ROBERT E. MCGINNIS is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141849.




Beb Books - Now available!

Presenting the final issue of Secret Agent X!

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie (Secret Agent "X" #41, March, 1939)


Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction.
And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent X found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.

Bonus Story - also from the March 1939 issue:  Program for Plunder by Robert Leslie Bellem

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, last of the Secret Agent X novels. is $6.00 plus postage

Our second novel release for this week is:
The Haunted Legacy by Perley Poore Sheehan (writing as “Paul Regard”)

Count Carlos Turga has lived a life of privilege and easy as befitting a wealthy young man living in America. Then on his twenty-first birthday he is summoned to a underground meeting where he is told that he is the instrument of destiny, the harbinger of doom to the family Frelinghuysen, a noble house in Bohemia, cursed by the gypsies for some horrendous crime committed centuries ago. The Frelinghusen’s have fled to America and changed their name to Frail in an effort to avoid the curse. But the gypsies have followed just as fast. Turga has no interested in interrupting his indolent life for some meaningless revenge, but fate seems to bring him back again and again to the fated family. Will he at last be able to escape Destiny or will he be destroyed by it? 80 pages for $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn
World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP - Coming in November! 
(Writer) Brian Buccellato (Art) Ronan Cliquet (Cover) J. Scott Campbell

The classic pulp vigilante, reimagined for a new generation! Tony Quinn is a brash defense attorney to the mob who compromises his ethics for financial gain. When he refuses to cross the line and commit murder, he is tortured and blinded by his gangster employers. When a fortuitous meeting with a covert agency gives him a chance to make amends, Quinn transforms into the Black Bat and embarks on a redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his past. The complete 12-chapter epic, written by Brian Buccellato (of DC Comics’ Flash) and collected into one massive omnibus!

Softcover, 7x10, 336 pages, Full Color, $29.99, On sale November 26


THE BLACK BAT OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141305.




Black Dog Books - Now available!

Forbidden River by Fredrick Nebel
Nebel brings exciting and death to the frozen north.
Wolves of the Wild
When German Herman Stoltz is found dead, murdered for his share of the Hell's Bells gold, a chain of events is unleashed to bring the killers to frozen Yukon justice.
 
A Gambler Passes
Jack Cardigan tears across the icy barrens, racing against time to save a friend while trying to avoid the pursuers set on hanging him for a crime he did not commit.
 
Forbidden River
Accidentally falling from a train in a remote part of the North Country, Berens finds himself thrust into a mystery of intrigue, deception and murder, stretching from Chicago to the frigid wastes of Forbidden River.
 
The Roaring Horde
Former lawmen John Sabbath and Clint Edwards agree to lead a party of settlers on the arduous journey to the mining community of Hardtack Flat. But greedy miners are determined to keep all new settlers out—by any means!
 
Gold!
A mob, fueled by lies and distrust, rushes the bank of Rainbow City, attempting to seize its gold reserves. Rainbow City founder Brant Winters battles to keep his bank and town intact while fighting to discover who his hidden enemy is.

 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
 
Cover art by Jerome Rozen.

Trade paperback / 247 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Shorthorn Kid by Hugh Pendexter

From where he came, no one was sure. But one thing was certain, his natural skill with a six-gun!
 
Ride along with Tall Tim, Dick and Manuel as the Kid evolves from greenhorn to a seasoned cowhand in this string of rousing Western adventures, including:
 •The Shorthorn Kid
 •Big Swimmin'
 •Trailin' Home
 •One Town Comes Back
 •Little Man-Big Guns
 
With a foreword by Hugh Pendexter III.
 
With an introduction by Peacemaker Award winner Wayne Dundee (Dismal River).

Trade paperback / 147 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

Flamehair by H. Bedford-Jones

“Stirring and picturesque.”—The Independent.
 
Retold from the Norse sagas, this carefully prepared historical novel of Viking days draws upon several historical figures, including the wild, roving, reckless career of King Harald Hardrede, son of the great Olaf.
 
A Saxon boy, captive of the Vikings, saves the life of Harald the Stern, commander of the Imperial Guard in Constantinople, and shares in his adventures, ending with the battle of Stamford Bridge, leading to helping Harald to carve a bloody path to winning the throne of his rightful kingdom of Norway.
 
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK FORM.

Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US




 
Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PERILS OF PAULINE: CENTENNIAL EDITION
Now available!


During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s guardian, Raymond Owen, was an unscrupulous rotter constantly scheming to do away with the girl and thus gain control of her fortune, as stipulated in the will of her late father. Owen and his henchmen routinely tried to snare Pauline in death traps and often came close to succeeding.

Popular screen actress Pearl White, a 24-year-old native of Missouri with extensive experience in stage melodrama, was chosen to play the plucky heroine. Charles W. Goddard, whose hit plays included The Ghost Breaker (1909) and The Misleading Lady (1913), whipped up a series of perils for Pauline and wrote the prose versions of each episode for Hearst’s papers. At a total of 77,500 words, they were long enough to warrant publication in a novel-length hardcover edition, which was issued later in 1914. But the book was not a big seller: most people interested in the story had already read it in the Hearst papers purchased for pennies. The Perils of Pauline hardcover never saw a second printing, and first-edition copies are rarely seen. Goddard’s novel is historically important because the celluloid Perils of Pauline no longer exists in its original form. Therefore, the book version is the closest that anybody will ever come to enjoying and appreciating the cinematic Perils.


This Centennial Edition of The Perils of Pauline also comes with a 4800-word essay on the serial’s making by Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder and author of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, a history of silent-era chapter plays.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #41
Now Shipping To Subscribers
!

BLOOD ‘N THUNDER #41 begins with a report on this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. “Tricks of the Trade” offers an article by Arthur Burks, “speed merchant of the pulps,” on an occupational hazard to fictioneering. “Pulp Page to Silver Screen” explores the 1931 Western TRAILIN’, based on a Max Brand novel serialized in ALL-STORY WEEKLY. “Cliffhanger Classics” covers a bizarre 1935 serial THE LOST CITY. Our feature articles include a survey of the short-lived but memorable Munsey pulp ALL-AMERICAN FICTION, and Larry Latham’s overview of dime novel heroes adapted to the movies. There’s also a look at a famous lawsuit between pulp publishers Ned Pines and Harry Steeger, and a 1922 reprint story from ADVENTURE, “The Tenth Man,” written by Robert Simpson.

102 pages, 8x10, paperback
Price: $12.50

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS. OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



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

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer) Now Shipping To Subscribers
PulpFest: Just One Week Away!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section

Bold Venture Press: PULP ADVENTURES - Coming soon!

Prepare for the return of Pulp Adventures magazine -- a blend of new and classic reprints, with factual articles about the pulps and the people who made them great.
Hold onto your fedoras -- it's going to be a bumpy ride!


 
The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 296: Micah Harris
Micah Harris stops by the Book Cave to chat about his newest novel Slouching Toward Camulodunum. We also talk about his short story The Frequency of Fear!" that Ric was only able to read half of it before the show. After the show I read the rest and was blown away. It is only .99 and is short but I want to see more.

Episode 295: The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo
Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company
Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014


BULLDOG DRUMMOND: DEAD MAN'S GATE by Stephen Deas - Now available!

For most men, the trenches and mud of Flanders were a place of gruelling dread. For Captain Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond, DSO, MC, they were an addiction. Returning to civilian life after the end of the war, Drummond drifts in ennui, craving the excitement, until in desperation he places and advert in The Times... and very soon he finds himself chasing the spectre of a criminal mastermind through international conspiracies and old treasures hidden for hundreds of years.

Praise for Stephen Deas

‘Inspiring characters, great plot and culture. I read this in one session, utterly absorbed” CONN IGGULDEN, bestselling author of the EMPEROR and CONQUEROR series of historical novels, on The Crimson Shield (as Nathan Hawke)
‘a cracking pace throughout … Well told, nippy, and chock full of twists and turns.’ The British Fantasy Society reviews The Black Mausoleum
‘A blisteringly well-written tale … an inspiring debut.’ Sci-Fi Now on The Adamantine Palace

In this thrilling new adventure, Bulldog Drummond infiltrates London anarchists and Bolsheviks to thwart a master-criminal's plan to crash an airship into the Houses of Parliament and steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

Kindle Price:  $1.70 



 
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #14 - Arriving in comic shops August 27!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Manuel Garcia (Pencils), Bit (Inks), Marta Martínez (Color), and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (Cover)

Time is running out for Captain Midnight, as Tempus ups the stakes by taking a small town hostage. Faced with an awful choice, Captain Midnight can only protect the innocent townsfolk by releasing his dangerous inventions to a lunatic. It’s the good of the many or the good of the few, and Cap doesn’t have much time to decide: Save the hostages or protect the world?

Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99




CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #17 - Coming in November! 
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

Captain Midnight may be a genius, an inventor, and a fighter . . . but is the time traveler ready to be a superhero in the modern era? And is he ready for his first date since 1944?! Meanwhile, a mysterious power has taken over Sharkbyte Technology and the assassin Helios has forged a rocky allegiance with Midnight's closest allies.

32 pages, $2.99, 
On sale November 26.


CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #17 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP140043.




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

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

112 pages, $14.99,
On sale January 28.

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT VOLUME 4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP140044.





CONAN THE AVENGER #5 - Arriving in comic shops August 27!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Eduardo Francisco (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Dan Scott (Cover)

Conan’s ally Agara has been imprisoned after learning a deadly truth—can he get word to Conan in time? Meanwhile, a witch sends a horrifying demon after Conan—will Conan find out who is behind these terrors before fear drives the city to tear itself apart?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




CONAN THE AVENGER #8 - Coming in November! 
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and John Picacio (Cover)

The second thrilling chapter of the newest Conan the Avenger arc by Fred Van Lente is here! Conan and his comrades join forces with the very brigands they once fought! Swords and personalities clash as Conan's plan to steal a legendary treasure right under the nose of his new "ally" is in danger of being revealed!

32 pages, $3.50,
On sale November 26.

CONAN THE AVENGER #8 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP140082.





Conan The Barbarian, Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror Action Figures - Coming in October! 

These action figures are based upon the comic book series by Robert E. Howard. 
Conan The Barbarian is an exact replica of the original action figure that was released by Mego. 
Both Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror are Figures Toy Company originals. 
All three will be available in 8 inch only.


Conan Retro 8 Inch Action Figures Series 1:
Conan The Barbarian - Price: $29.99
Solomon Kane - Price: $29.99
Kull the Conqueror - Price: $29.99

Set of all 3 Figures - Price: $89.00






CONAN THE BRUTAL FAUX BRONZE STATUE - Coming in June! 

Quarantine Studio is proud to present, Conan the Brutal Faux Bronze! A warrior who will stop at nothing to lay waste to his enemies, the weapons and costuming reflect the bigness of him, nothing delicate. Forget the necklace, too; this is war. His confidence is in his attitude that once you cross him, you are irrelevant. He has nothing to prove to you or anyone else. He is a brute and a man with a mission and a righteous cause. He doesn't care if you cower in fear, for in short order you are dead. This limited edition 1/6-scale figure stands 14 1/2" tall on a 7" x 8" base littered with relics of battle and the ruins of a once-formidable palace column. This statue comes hand-painted in a numbered edition and packaged in a handsome collector's box.

Scheduled to ship in June 2015. 

NOTE: Available only in the United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, and the U.K.

Statue    $300.00


CONAN THE BRUTAL is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP142312.





CONAN VOLUME 16: THE SONG OF BÊLIT - Arriving in comic shops August 27!
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Leandro Fernandez (Art), Dave Stewart (Color), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)

Brian Wood’s epic and acclaimed adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast” reaches its heart-rending conclusion! This thrilling volume collects issues #19–#25 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Barbarian.

Hardcover, Full Color, 176 pages, $24.99





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

Forgotten Books: CRY AT DUSK by Lester Dent (1952) - New!
WEIRD TALES 43, 44 & 45 (1927) - New!
Comic Gallery: Wally Wood on STRANGE WORLDS - New!
Comic Gallery: Norman Saunders on WESTERN HERO (1949)
Pulp Gallery: H.J. Ward on ARGOSY (1941-42)
Charlie Chan Meets Simon and Kirby (1949)
Pulp Gallery: Walter Baumhofer on DIME DETECTIVE
Comic Gallery: Joe Lansdale's LONE RANGER and TONTO as portrayed by Tim Truman (1994)

Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35)



DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS VOL. 3: RED TRIGGER TP - Coming in November! 
(W) Mark Rahner (A) Jethro Morales (CA) Jay Anacleto

She's faced the cannibal Thark, Voro, and he's dead. She's stopped his plot to terrorize Helium and destroy the peace between red and green people. Now, consumed with survivor's guilt, Dejah Thoris does something beyond reckless: joins a team of Thark warriors formerly under Voro's command for a suicide mission. The Princess poses as their slave to infiltrate a savage tribe of green Warhoons trekking across the Barsoomian desert to an ancient, unearthed weapon. Vastly outnumbered, they must stop the Warhoon lunatics from activating it with a psychic in their midst — and turning it on Helium! Collects the final story arc (issues #9-12) from the Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars comic book series, complete with a pin-up gallery featuring the entire gorgeous selection of variant cover artwork.


Softcover, 7x10, 120 pages, 
Full Color, $16.99, On sale November 26

DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS VOLUME 3 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141318.





The Desperate and the Dead - Now available!
by Eric Leif Davin

Pirates and Zombies against the Demons of Hell.


The infamous pirate, Blackbeard made a pact with Satan to turn pirates into zombies and unleash the demons of Hell upon the world through human sacrifice. Only the pirate captain, Bartholomew Roberts and the beautiful pirate, Anne Bonny can stop Blackbeard and his demon hordes at the very mouth of Hell.

Excerpt:
Catalina peered over the edge of the flaming pit and saw a long, livid tunnel of roiling lava and scorching flames. The burning tunnel seemed to stretch down forever, into the very bowels of the Earth. At its furthest extent, far below, Catalina saw motions different from the ceaseless flowing and gurgling of the burning lava. They were the motions of something alive, or perhaps the dead from the pit, crawling amid the burning rocks.

As Catalina watched, the moving forms came closer, clawing their way up the glowing sides of the burning hole. They looked up at her with eager eyes and leering mouths. They were not the dead, she realized. They were something far more frightening. They were demons climbing up out of the very pit of Hell itself.

Behind them, climbing in untold numbers, Catalina saw the myriad bodies of the truly dead, climbing out of the very mouth of Hell to return to the land of the living.




DJANGO / ZORRO #1 (of 6)  - Coming in November! 
(Writer) Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner
(Art) Esteve Polls (Cover) A: Jae Lee, B: Francesco Francavilla, C: Matt Wagner

Featuring a story by Oscar Award-Winning Writer/Director, and Django creator Quentin Tarantino, and award-winning writer/artist/creator Matt Wagner! The official sequel to Django Unchained in the first-ever comic book sequel ever done of a Tarantino film!

Set several years after the events of Django Unchained, Django/Zorro #1 finds Django again pursuing the evil that men do in his role as a bounty hunter. Since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he’s mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he’s again taken to the road, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega – the famed Zorro – and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he’s ever met who seems totally unconcerned with the color of Django’s skin… and who can hold his own in a fight. He hires on as Diego’s “bodyguard” for one adventure and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from a brutal servitude, discovering that slavery isn’t exclusive to black folks. In the course of this adventure, he learns much from the older man (much like King Schultz) and, on several occasions, even dons the mask and the whip… of The Fox!

32 pages, 
Full Color, $3.99, On sale November 12

DJANGO/ZORRO #1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141235 (Lee cover).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP141236 (Francavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141237 (Wagner subscription variant cover).




 
Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!






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

Now online!
 "The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman,
L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky

This strip will join eleven others currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder

Coming soon!
"The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González
"The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot




Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan: The Sunday Comics Volume 2, 1934–1936 HC - Arriving in comic shops August 27!
George A. Carlin (Writer) and Hal Foster (Art)

Hal Foster is celebrated in this deluxe collection of every Tarzan Sunday strip from September 1934 through September 1936! This giant-size second volume compiles over one hundred expertly restored strips, on archive-quality paper and in gorgeous color, replicating their original appearance!

Hardcover, 15" x 20", Full Color, 120 pages, $125.00




The Equalizer: A Novel - Now available!
Michael Sloan (Author)


Michael Sloan, co-creator of the classic 1980s TV series, reinvents the story of the mysterious, former covert intelligence officer who helps desperate people who are in need of his unique and deadly skills.

Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad and on the internet: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.”

Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak.

In this novel, based on the 1980s television show, and timed to come out shortly before the feature film version starring Denzel Washington, McCall goes up against an old enemy, a Chechen nightclub owner, who now runs an elite assassination service to try and save the life of an innocent woman.


Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.6 inches
List Price: $27.99



E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:
This weeks new Shadow review is  "Town of Hate" from the July 1, 1944 issue of The Shadow Magazine.


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

"Fledgling" by Robert Sidney Bowen from THE LONE EAGLE, December, 1936
With Blazing Tracers, a Crazy Shavetail Weaves a Boche Shroud in Bloody Skies!
"Tooth and Consequences" by Joe Archibald from POPULAR DETECTIVE, October, 1945
Featuring: Willie Klump
Willie Klump burns some bridgework behind him when he tries to find the answer to a $64 crime question at a night club!
"Two-Gun Terror" by Robert J. Hogan from TEXAS RANGERS, October, 1950
No man knew for sure whether Scotty was a gun hand or not - till the night the Wild Bunch cut loose.


The Falcon: Resurrected - Now available!
Mark Ellis (Author), Melissa Martin-Ellis (Editor), Rob Moran (Illustrator)

Before Jones before Bond, There was The Falcon!

To a generation of fans, The Falcon is one of the first and most fondly remembered of all the action heroes—making his appearance in novels, two movie series, a long-running radio drama and a television show.

Now The Falcon returns in a new series by the modern master of action-adventure, Mark (James Axler) Ellis—author of Doc Savage, The Wild, Wild West, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Deathlands and creator of the best-selling Outlanders series!

EVIL RESURRECTED

The specter of the Third Reich casts a terrifying new shadow when the Brotherhood of The Black Sun resurrects a fanatical dream of world conquest.

Ruled by a madman with delusions of godhood, the Brotherhood’s ruthless doctrine of mass human sacrifice by nuclear fire counts down to zero hour--but the self-styled Aryan demigod must first recover an ancient artifact that controls the destiny of mankind…and that artifact is in the hands of The Falcon.

The Falcon has no choice but to walk into an escape-proof trap set by the very megalomaniac he must stop at any cost.


Now available as a Kindle edition from Amazon.com for $2.99.
A paperback edition ($8.99) will be available very soon from Amazon.com and all other booksellers.





FLASH GORDON #5 - Arriving in comic shops August 27!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

BRAND NEW ARC!
Same Creative Dream Team! Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Aquaman), Evan “Doc” Shaner (Adventures of Superman) and Jordie Bellaire (Moon Knight) take Flash to Sky City, as The Man From Earth battles against the Hawkmen under rule of Ming The Merciless! How’s one man supposed to save a galaxy? Simple… punch stuff and keep smiling! Find out why IGN says “If you are starting a list of Best Comics of 2014, make sure you leave room for Flash Gordon #1!"


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




FLASH GORDON #8 - Coming in November!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

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

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

FLASH GORDON #8 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP14 (Laming cover).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP14 (80th Anniversary Castro cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP14 (Haeser subscription variant cover).




Fringe #3: SINS OF THE FATHER - Arriving in book stores August 26!
By Christa Faust

The third novel set in the critically acclaimed Fringe universe. Author Christa Faust (Money Shot, Choke Hold), winner of the coveted Scribe Award, is working closely with the television series writers to reveal secrets and unanswered questions, in novels that will become formal parts of the series canon. This third novel in the series will unveil the secrets of Peter Bishop, estranged son of the brilliant scientist Walter Bishop. Set in the days before he joined the Fringe team, the story will show Peter skirting the law, yet unable to entirely escape the fact that he comes from the other universe - a fact he doesn't yet know!

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
$7.99

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Gabriel Hunt - Arriving in book stores August 26!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB  by Raymond Benson

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...



The Golden Age - Now online!

Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960

Wally Wood with Dan Adkins ~ art for IF ~ circa 1959-1968

GROO VS. CONAN #2 (of 4) - Arriving in comic shops August 27!
Mark Evanier (Writer), Sergio Aragonés (Art/Cover), Thomas Yeates (Art/Cover), and Tom Luth (Color)

Eisner Award winners Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés team with the incomparable Thomas Yeates for a crossover thousands of years in the making. Groo vs. Conan pits the two most feared barbarians in comics against one another. Will the savagery of Conan overwhelm the stupidity of Groo, or will Groo’s unmatched aptitude for destruction catch the Cimmerian swordsman off guard?


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50




GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW #3 - Coming in November! 
Matt Wagner (Writer/Art/Cover/variant cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

Matt Wagner brings this exciting miniseries to its dramatic conclusion as two pulp-noir icons go head to head!
Will Grendel succumb to the seductive temptations of the past?
Or will The Shadow finally fall prey to the most dangerous foe he's ever faced?
WHO will prevail as . . . the Master of Darkness?

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale November 5.



GRENDEL VERSUS THE SHADOW #3 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP140022.






Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM #2 - Coming in November! 
(Writer) Peter David (Art & Cover) Sal Velluto

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

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


THE PHANTOM #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141465.




Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM SUNDAYS ARCHIVE: FULL SIZE HALF PAGES 1939-1942 HC - Coming in December! 
(Writer) Lee Falk (Art & Cover) Ray Moore

Imagine waking up in 1939 and reading the first Phantom Sunday strip in the newspaper. Now, for the first time, these rare Phantom Sundays are being collected in their full size in an archival reprint of the first six Phantom stories! The artwork for these Sundays was created by Lee Falk and Ray Moore in a half page format, so this reprint is faithful to the originals and reproduces every detail of these Sundays as seen in Sunday sections of newspapers. These Sunday pages have the same look and feel of the originals only now they're collected in a high quality art book format that will last forever. The print run of this book is limited to 1,000 copies.

Hardcover, 13x17, 900 pages, Full Color,  $129.99


THE PHANTOM SUNDAY ARCHIVES is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141466.




 The Illustrated Press
Walter Baumhofer by David Saunders

Pulp art historian David Saunders returns with a lavish new hardcover art book chronicling the life and work of Walter Baumhofer.

In the world of the pulp magazines, the name of Walter Baumhofer has always resonated with a solemn and respectful gravitas. His masterful cover paintings from the golden era of Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Dime Western, Adventure, Pete Rice, Doc Savage, and The Spider were among the most iconic images in pulp art history. The design and execution of his work combined an impressive combination of sensational brushwork with a theatrical flair for composing striking scenes of intriguing villains, rugged heroes, and steadfast women. His creative ambitions elevated him from the low-paying field of the pulp magazines into the respectable and higher-paying realm of the slick magazine industry. When he quit the pulps, he left behind a legacy of innovative design and high standards that the next generation would struggle in his wake to attain. Although he is renowned for his paintings of pulp magazine covers, the actual number of years he worked in the field is but one chapter in a lifelong history of creative accomplishments. That full story has never been told—until now.

Pulp and illustration art historian David Saunders has written an insightful biography, chronicling the life and work of this influential artist.
This is the consummate reference book on the artist, filled with over 300 reproductions of original art, rare proof sheets, working drawings, reference photos, as well as historic family photos. 

This book will be limited to 1000 copies. It is 224 pages, 9”x12”, full-color on premium glossy stock, hardbound with dust jacket for $44.95.

Unlike previous titles from The Illustrated Press, this book will not be offered through Amazon, so it will never be offered at a discounted price (unless you can find a "used" copy.)
If you want this book new, you will have to buy it directly from The Illustrated Press or your local comic shop.
In other words, don't worry about seeing it listed on Amazon later for $26.
That is not going to happen!


WALTER BAUMHOFER is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141860.



ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #47 - Coming in December! 
(W/A)  Various

In this special issue of Illustration, we feature the spectacular art of George Petty, world famous for his sleek and sexy pin-up girls as featured in Esquire magazine and on calendars and warplanes in the 1940s. Drawn from the late Petty historian Reid Stewart Austin's personal archive of material, this issue features rare photographs, tear sheets, and stunning reproductions of original artworks. Book reviews, exhibitions and events, and more round out the issue.

Softcover, 80 pages, Full Color, $15.00


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #47 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141930.




ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8 - Coming in November! 

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. Featured this issue: The Art of Les Edwards, a bucket of gore and SF worlds. The Art of Bart Forbes, one of the USA's greatest illustrators. The Art of Sydney Paget, the definitive Sherlock Holmes artist. The Art of John Haslem, the expert of fonts.

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


ILLUSTRATORS MAGAZINE #8 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141931.



The Book Palace

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

The Moon Maid (Conquest of the Moon)
The Moon Men/The Red Hawk


In the year 2025 a huge aircraft rose from its moorings, bearing Julian 5th into one of the greatest series of adventures that ever befell a man. The goal of the ship was Mars, but Fate rule otherwise, and Julian was forced to land upon the moon, where he was captured by a queer race of creatures, half-human, half-animal—the Va-gas. The story tells how Julian met and won the Moon Maid and carried her back to earth. Subsequently a savage race of Moon Men invaded and conquered the earth. For years the Earth Men suffered under the rule of their conquerors. Gradually their efforts were rewarded, and they forced their enemies over the mountains to the narrow plain by the great western sea. Then a descendant of Julian 5th appeared and led the hosts in the last great battle that freed the earth of its conquerors. The story is full of colorful, weird and spectacular scenes and rapid and thrilling action.

MAGAZINE TEXT + FIRST EDITION TEXT combined
Contains all three stories; expanded text; combines the magazine text with the first edition text to create an expanded, more complete version of the stories


Hardcover with dust jacket: Retail Price $49.95
Trade Paperback: Retail Price $29.95


   
JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #1 (of 6) - Coming in November!
(Writer) Ron Marz (Art) Abhishek Malsuni (Covers) J. Scott Campbell, Bart Sears, J.G. Jones, Ed Benes, Emanuela Lupacchino

John Carter: Warlord of Mars returns in a new monthly series, officially authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.! Superstar writer Ron Marz finally gets to pen the series he has always wanted to write, with amazing new art talent Abhishek Malsuni joining him. Return to the exotic landscape of Barsoom, as John Carter has to save his adopted world, not to mention his beloved Dejah Thoris, from an enemy like no other he has ever faced. John Carter must truly become Warlord of Mars against an adversary who is every bit his equal on the savage red planet. An amazing new era for John Carter of Mars starts here!

Full Color, 48 pages, $5.99, On sale November 5

JOHN CARTER: WARLORD OF MARS #1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141241 (Campbell cover).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP141242 (Sears cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141243 (Jones wraparound cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141244 (Benes cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141245 (Lupacchino cover).
 



 
 






JUSTICE, INC. #4 (of 6) - Coming in November!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Covers) A: Alex Ross, B: Francesco Francavilla, C: Gabriel Hardman, D: Ardian Syaf


All Hell breaks loose as Doc's fortress is attacked by the real master villain behind the plot to destroy not only Richard Henry Benson, but The Shadow and Doc Savage, as well! Who is the evil force whose quest for universal peace must begin with all-out war? And when the three uneasy allies of the newly formed Justice, Inc. learn that their foe intends to steal Doc Savage's newest invention and conquer time, they realize that the very future of mankind is at stake! It's action and more action as this unstoppable villain's malevolent partner, The Voodoo Master, makes it crystal clear that while "no man is an island," the earth itself is nothing more than "The Island of Dr. Mocquino."

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, in stores on November 26

JUSTICE, INC. #4 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141324 (Ross cover).

The Diamond Item Code is SEP141325 (Francavilla cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141326 (Hardman cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141327 (Syaf cover).








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

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

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


KING CONAN VOLUME 4: THE CONQUEROR is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP140083.





Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

My PulpFest Report
RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #1 (OF 4) - Coming in November! 
(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.

32 pages, Full Color, $3.99, On sale November 5


LONE RANGER: VINDICATED #1 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141253 (Cassaday cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141254 (Subscription variant cover).




Meteor House
Ancient Opar Returns in 2015!

 
Meteor House is pleased to announce Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar,
new authorized novellas in Philip José Farmer's epic saga of Khokarsa, a civilization lost to the mists of time.
Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor of The Song of Kwasin, will be writing the two novellas based on Farmer's notes.
 
Twelve thousand years ago, the vast empire of Khokarsa ringed the shores of ancient Africa's inland seas. In the novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin, the hero Hadon and his giant cousin Kwasin led the battle against the priests of the sun god Resu, who sought to usurp the beneficent rule of the priestesses of Kho. Twenty years have passed since the heroes' victory, and mighty Khokarsa lies in ruin, victim to a continent-wide earthquake. Of all the cities of the empire, only shining Opar, the city of gold and jewels, remains standing. Now, Hadon must lead his people against a brutal enemy that seeks to pillage Opar's most precious treasures and slaughter its king.
 
Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by Christopher Paul Carey), with the first volume to be released Summer 2015. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.



THE NEW ANNOTATED H.P. LOVECRAFT HC - Coming in October!
(Writer) Leslie S. Klinger & Various

In this volume, Leslie S. Klinger reanimates Lovecraft with clarity and historical insight, charting the rise of the erstwhile pulp writer, whose rediscovery and reclamation into the literary canon can be compared only to that of Poe or Melville. Klinger collects here twenty-two of Lovecraft's best, most chilling "Arkham" tales, including "The Call of Cthulhu," At the Mountains of Madness, "The Whisperer in Darkness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Colour Out of Space," and others. With nearly 300 illustrations, including full-color reproductions of the original artwork and covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories, and more than 1,000 annotations, this volume illuminates every dimension of H. P. Lovecraft and stirs the Great Old Ones in their millennia of sleep.


NOTE: Available only within the United States--No U.S. Territories.

Hardcover, 8x11, 864 pages, Full Color, $39.95

THE NEW ANNOTATED H. P. LOVECRAFT is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141901.







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

Bai Jiang - New!
Jeremiah Cotton
The Protectors
The Kid Turns 74
Kim Oh
More Pulp Heroes


Peril Press - Now available!

Thrilling Western, August 1947
5 Western Novels, October 1952
GOOD LUCK BOOMERANG by Ben Frank








Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Munsey Award, J. Randolph Cox.
Randy served as the editor-publisher of Dime Novel Round-Up for over twenty years and has conducted research into pulp magazines and dime novels for over 45 years.

Congratulations also to J. Barry Traylor who was presented with the 2014 Rusty Award.
The Rusty Award is given to recognize those individuals who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition.




ThePulp.Net has audio recordings from most of the evening programs at PulpFest 2014.
Click over to the PulpFest 2014 coverage page.
They are well worth listening to.

ThePulp.Net has also posted links to numerous PulpFest convention reports.



Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday – Free eBooks & Audio Books - New!
PulpFest 2014 – Christopher Paul Carey – Hadon, King of Opar
- New!
PulpFest 2014 – Christopher Paul Carey, The Goddess Equation
- New!
PulpFest 2014 – FarmerCon IX
- New!
PulpFest 2014 – The Avenger’s Diamond Jubilee
- New!
PulpFest 2014 Convention Report & Purchases
PulpFest 2014 – August 7-10, Columbus, Ohio

Pulp Den - Now online!

Bill Wood - New!
The Papers of Tony Veitch - New!
Denver Doll   - New!
Citing Your Sources Guest Blog By Nikolos Baron
Black Karma
Fight Card Update
A Billion Ways To Die

         Pulp Den  

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

Interview with Gordon D. Shirreffs, Western writer - New!
Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?


PULP MACABRE: THE ART OF LEE BROWN COYE'S FINAL AND DARKEST ERA HC - Coming in November! 
(Writer) Mike Hunchback, Caleb Braaten (Art & Cover) Lee Brown Coye

No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye's final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.


Not available in Germany.

Hardcover, 220 pages, B&W, $39.95

PULP MACABRE is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141858.



Feral House

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

Four books for Doc Savage fans - New!
Review: ‘Rocambole, Vol. 3: The Crusade’
- New!
Pulp comics: Gold Key’s Doc Savage
Review: ‘Tales of the Rook, Vol. 2′  
Review: ‘YesterYear’
Arsène Lupin: gentleman-thief

Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulp Era’
Pulp comics: Doc Savage at Street & Smith

Pulp comics: The Scorpion/Dominic Fortune
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin


3 pulp questions: Jay Ryan
- New!
Hunting pulps in the wild
- New!
PulpFest 2014 wrap-up
- New!
PulpFest 2014 reports
PulpFest 2014 comes to a close
PulpFest 2014: Day two

PulpFest 2014: Day one
On the spot at PulpFest 2014

What if the pulps had never existed?
Ads for ‘The Shadow’



Ramble House
Now available!

DEVIL'S PLANET
by Manly Wade Wellman


Manly Wade Wellman (1903-1986) was an American writer who is best remembered for his horror, fantasy and science fiction. His work appeared in such legendary magazines as Weird Tales, Astounding Stones, Startling Stories and Unknown. His horror tales set in the Appalachian Mountains are among his most popular fiction.

Originally published in Startling Stones in 1942, Devil's Planet was the author's fourth published science fiction novel, and it combines an adventure story set on Mars with a locked room murder mystery. Dillon Stover lands on Mars with a mission to continue his grandfather's work to bring a sustainable water supply to the parched planet, but before he knows it he finds himself accused of murder and on the run.

Ramble House and its gaggle of roving editors is always on the lookout for books like this: rather obscure gems that are quite expensive if the only copies available are 60-year-old original paperbacks or pulps. We take the sting out of nostalgic reading because that's the kind of reading we do ourselves.

Available Editions

$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $32  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


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



Recoverings
Tarzan of the Apes

Now available!

LETTERPRESS TARZAN OF THE APES DUST-JACKET SALE ENDS AUGUST 31

June, 2014, marked the Centennial of the publication of the first hardcover edition of TARZAN OF THE APES from A.C. McClurg & Co. of Chicago on June 17, 1914.

To honor this occasion, Recoverings rolled back the price of the limited edition, letterpress reproduction of the dust-jacket for this important book to the PRE-PUBLICATION PRICES of 2004 — the jacket's original release date.

The sale was extended to the end of August. All remaining copies of the regular edition have been priced at $50.00 and the Signature edition priced at $100.00.

This dust-jacket replica, is the only authentic reproduction of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting.

Both George McWhorter, Curator Emeritus of the Burroughs Memorial Collection at the University of Louisville and the late Danton Burroughs, grandson of ERB, provided source jackets for this replica production and both of them approved the final printing.

Not just a facsimile dust-jacket, this is a beautiful example of the art of letterpress printing.

In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies every jacket each order also receives a special gold foil keepsake card commemorating the centennial of one of the most significant books in heroic adventure fiction.

Recoverings Replica Dust-Jackets for the Collector

Recoverings


Red Shadows, Green Hell - Now available!
David Hardy (Author)

The green hell that is the Netherlands East Indies in 1859 is a dangerous place—but soldier of fortune Patrick "Blackie" Boyle is a dangerous man. Trapped between Malay fanatics on one side and Dayak headhunters on the other, menaced by sinister sorcery and entranced by a beautiful jungle queen, Blackie will need all his formidable skill as a fighting man to survive!

RED SHADOWS, GREEN HELL is a thrilling 8,000 word short story of historical adventure, touched with fantasy and horror, from acclaimed author David Hardy. It's an exciting, fast-paced yarn in the grand pulp tradition of Robert E. Howard and Talbot Mundy, full of vivid, hardboiled action.


Kindle Price:  $0.99



 
RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #3 (OF 4) - Coming in November!
(Writer) Frank Tieri (Art) Cezar Razek (Cover) Amanda Conner

The Black Tower has finally been opened and all its secrets are starting to spill out — but will what's emerged be too much for even the famed She-Devil with a Sword to handle? Be prepared for a very different Red Sonja story — and one of the most shocking endings of the year!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 19

RED SONJA: THE BLACK TOWER #2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141340.






RED SONJA #17 - Coming in November!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant:
Rebecca Isaacs

This intense issue finds the She-Devil in the grip of an obsession for revenge that is so all-consuming, she barely recognizes herself! What happens when the mightiest warrior finds the man who destroyed her life? Can even RED SONJA return from darkness this complete? Continuing the suspenseful FORGIVENESS OF MONSTERS storyline, taking Sonja to places she has never, ever been before!

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

RED SONJA #17 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141335
(Frison cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141336 (Isaacs cover).




Remo Williams - Shane Black to direct new Destroyer feature film!

Sony Pictures has set Iron Man 3 helmer Shane Black to direct The Destroyer. Jim Uhls’ scripted adaptation of the adventure book series by Warren Murphy will give framed New Jersey cop Remo Williams another shot at a movie franchise.

Williams was a Newark cop until he was framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution. He is given a second lease on life serving in the enforcement arm of the clandestine U.S. government agency CURE. Williams teams with the Asian assassin Chiun and together they clean up and eliminate those who oppose America’s interests.


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD VOLUME 2 TP  - Coming in January! 

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

136 pages, $17.99, in stores on January 21.


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD VOLUME 2 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP140084.




ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 6, NOV 1942-MAY 1943 HC - Coming in January! 
(Writer) Mike W. Barr (Art) Nick Cardy & Various

PS Artbooks is continuing its epic journey "out of this furshlugger world" with the sixth volume of the groundbreaking Planet Comics that appeared from Fiction House. They're all here — Flint Baker, Reef Ryan, The Space Rangers, Gale Allen, Star Pirate, Mysta of the Moon, Norge Benson, plus many more and a bevy of the most scantily-clad females you're likely to see! Collects issues #21-24 (November 1942 to May 1943) of the original titles from Fiction House.

Hardcover, 7x10, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99


ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: PLANET COMICS VOLUME 6 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141580.



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

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

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


SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 18 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP140085.




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

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

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Major Shadow News!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 69 and he's got some major news to talk about -- Will Murray confirms the upcoming Doc Savage/The Shadow novel and Dynamite announces Masks II!  
 Plus: we review The Shadow # 0 and The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow # 2.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
THE SHADOW SPECIAL 2014 - Coming in November! 
(Writer & Cover) Phil Hester (Art) Ivan Rodriguez

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


48 pages, Full Color, $7.99, On sale November 12

THE SHADOW SPECIAL 2014 is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141342.




The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Dead Man's Chest  - New!
Fox Hound  - New!
Jibaro Death
The Living Joss
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #2 (OF 5) - Coming in November!
(Writer) Anthony del Sol, Conor McCreery (Art) Carlos Furuzono
(Covers) Aaron Campbell, Colton Worley


After Harry Houdini’s opening night performance is undone by a grotesque murder, he clashes with Sherlock Holmes when Holmes refuses to allow the legendary magician to help bring the perpetrator to justice. But the proud Houdini won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, leading to an epic game of cat-and-mouse in London’s dangerous streets.


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale November 12

SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #2 is solicited in theSeptember PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP14
1343 (Campbell cover).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141344 (Worley cover).



STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES GN - Coming in November! 
(Writer) Terry Pavlet, Sam Gafford (Art & Cover) Rosaria Battiloro

A most unusual case as illuminaries such as H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nikola Tesla, Harry Houdini, and Bat Masterson are called in to solve a decades old crime — the murder of Edgar Allen Poe! Delve into a world full of crime, horror, and murder, all set in 1902 within a world enhanced by the machinations of steampunk. Follow the struggles of the group as they fight against a hideous evil that threatens their very existence, for the murder of Poe was just the beginning!

Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $13.99, On sale November 26


STRANGE DETECTIVE MYSTERIES is solicited in the September PREVIEWS (Available August 27).
The Diamond Item Code is SEP141216.





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.

A Survey of Monsters--Part Six - New!
A Survey of Monsters--Part Five - New!
The Totalitarian Monster in Art - New!
PulpFest This Weekend
A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!

Nothing new this week.


Read the rest at the links below.

Black Gate / Seti Says




 


15 August 2014

Adventure House
THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - Spring 1952
Now available! 

The Doomed Millions - Robert Wallace
"Feodor Danowski's two briefcases containted documents which were far dearer than life itself . . . documents for which the Phantom Detective dared to pierce the Iron Curtain."

 
Counsellor At Crime - Donn Mullally
And A Dash of Opium - Dorothy Dunn
The Killer - Wilbur S. Peacock
Neighbors Is Lovely - Greg Sanford
Murder Waits - Carter Critz


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95


Adventure House
STARTLING STORIES - September 1942
Now available! 

Two Worlds to Save - William Morrison
"When Earth hovers on the brink of global tragedy, three stalwart adventures trace on the planet Mercury the pattern of their future destiny!"
 
The Cubic City - Louis Tucker
Meteorite Enigma - Owen Fox Jerome
Kids Don't Know Everything - Frank Johnson
 
Cover Artist: Rudoph Belarski


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Adventure House
CAPTAIN FUTURE - Spring 1941
Now available! 
 Star Trail to Glory - Edmond Hamilton
"Follow Curt Newton and the Futuremen along a multi-million miles of stellar speedway as they streak around the system in their greatest race for justice!"
 
Mutiny in Space - Gawain Edwards
Ice, F.O.B., Mars - Eando Binder
Memory Blocks - Will Garth
 
Cover Artist: Earle K. Bergey


7x10, 128 pages, $14.95



Age of Aces
Now online!

Latest Dispatches: The Bridge Bombers!




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



Age of Aces
Now available!
Coffin Kirk
By Arch Whitehouse


This book is not available for s ale on Amazon, as it was produced exclusively for the 2013 Pulpfest convention.
It can be obtained from Adventure House!

As a young boy, Brian Kirk witnessed the brutal murder of his zoo-keeper father at the hands of a secret criminal organization known as "The Circle of Death". He swore he would have his revenge and after years of training, he was ready to fulfill his pledge. “Coffin” Kirk, as he is now called due to his deadpan demeanor, is aided in this quest by his sidekick and tail-gunner Tank, a trained gorilla. However, “The Circle of Death” is now in league with the Axis of Evil—the Nazis and Imperial Japan—with Kirk and Tank standing in the way of their world domination! The extraordinarily prolific Arch Whitehouse drew upon his own experiences as a tail-gunner in the Royal Air Force to bring to life the colorful aces that flew through his stories. His characters for Flying Aces and Sky Birds were extremely popular with readers of the 1930’s and ‘40s. Coffin Kirk and his gorilla tail-gunner Tank are one of his craziest pairs of aces ever to fly the pulp magazine skies.





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




AIRBOY ARCHIVES, VOLUME 2 TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 20!
Chuck Dixon (writer), Bo Hampton, Tom Lyle, Ron Randall, Attilio Micheluzzi, Dan Spiegle, Paul Gulacy, Tom Yeates, Mark Johnson, Graham Nolan (art), Timothy Truman (cover)

The adventures of Airboy, Valkyrie, and Skywolf continue. Collects the Eclipse Comics series issues #17–25, the first 3-issue Valkyrie mini-series, and all of the Skywolf backup stories.

Trade paperback, Full Color,
292 pages, $29.99





Amazing Stories: Giant 35th Anniversary Issue - Now available!
by Ray Bradbury (Author), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Author), Edmond Hamilton (Author), Philip Kim (Editor), Jean Marie Stine (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

First-ever reprinting of this legendary double-length collection of the very best of Amazing Stories' first three and a half decades. Features such classic tales as Eando Binder's twice-televised "I, Robot"; Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal "John Carter and the Giant of Mars"; Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, "Armageddon: 2419 A.D."; Edmond Hamilton's haunting "Devolution"; Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking "I, Rocket"; R. F. Starzl's romantic "Out of the Sub-Universe" and more. Plus a very special memoir by Amazing Stories founder Hugo Gernsback on the events that led to the publication of the magazine's first issue. Long considered a seminal anthology, this special reprint of Amazing Stories' giant 35th Anniversary issue belongs on every fan's bookshelf. Normally, $12.99 introductory sale price $9.99.

Paperback: 236 pages
List Price: $9.99



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Coming in November!
 
THE SHADOW Volume 90: "The Lone Tiger" and "The Muggers"
The hidden secrets of The Shadow's secret sanctums are finally revealed in two action-packed thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." After the law fails, it's up to The Shadow to track down the hidden mastermind behind the Tiger Mob, a man who may not even exist! Then, a ruthless band of night marauders stalks the blacked-out streets of Manhattan, but only The Shadow knows that a hidden plotter is behind the seemingly unrelated murders! This stunning collector's edition leads off with one of George Rozen's most famous covers and showcases the original interior illustrations by Edd Cartier and Paul Orban with original commentary by popular culture historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-161-5 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95


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

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


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


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

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



Art of Mars: Edgar Rice Burroughs illustrated by Mike Hoffman - Now available!

Mike Hoffman's adventurous Black-and-White ink drawings from the first three "Mars" novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs are all collected here. Dozens of works from "A Princess of Mars", "Gods of Mars" and "Warlord of Mars".

Paperback: 64 pages
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
List Price: $12.95


Beb Books - Now available!

Presenting the final issue of Secret Agent X!

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie (Secret Agent "X" #41, March, 1939)


Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction.
And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent X found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.

Bonus Story - also from the March 1939 issue:  Program for Plunder by Robert Leslie Bellem

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, last of the Secret Agent X novels. is $6.00 plus postage

Our second novel release for this week is:
The Haunted Legacy by Perley Poore Sheehan (writing as “Paul Regard”)

Count Carlos Turga has lived a life of privilege and easy as befitting a wealthy young man living in America. Then on his twenty-first birthday he is summoned to a underground meeting where he is told that he is the instrument of destiny, the harbinger of doom to the family Frelinghuysen, a noble house in Bohemia, cursed by the gypsies for some horrendous crime committed centuries ago. The Frelinghusen’s have fled to America and changed their name to Frail in an effort to avoid the curse. But the gypsies have followed just as fast. Turga has no interested in interrupting his indolent life for some meaningless revenge, but fate seems to bring him back again and again to the fated family. Will he at last be able to escape Destiny or will he be destroyed by it? 80 pages for $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn
World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology - Now available!
by H. G. Wells (Author), Murray Leinster (Author), Curt Siodmak (Author), Jean Marie Stine (Editor), Steve Davidson (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves. "The Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology" is the first of a year-by-year showcasing of the best stories selected from each year of the publication's celebrated history. Our 1926 selection presents work by such distinguished practitioners of the craft as multiple Hugo Award winner Murray Leinster, Gernsback Award winners H. G. Wells, G. Peyton Wertenbaker and A. Hyatt Verrill, screen writer Curt Siodmak, the controversial Austin Hall, and others. Stories include "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Whispering Ether," "The Man from the Atom," "The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika," "In the Abyss," "Through the Crater's Rim," and more. To be followed by the "Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology." Normally $13.99 - introductory sale $9.99

Paperback: 246 pages
List Price: $9.99




Black Dog Books - Now available!

Forbidden River by Fredrick Nebel
Nebel brings exciting and death to the frozen north.
Wolves of the Wild
When German Herman Stoltz is found dead, murdered for his share of the Hell's Bells gold, a chain of events is unleashed to bring the killers to frozen Yukon justice.
 
A Gambler Passes
Jack Cardigan tears across the icy barrens, racing against time to save a friend while trying to avoid the pursuers set on hanging him for a crime he did not commit.
 
Forbidden River
Accidentally falling from a train in a remote part of the North Country, Berens finds himself thrust into a mystery of intrigue, deception and murder, stretching from Chicago to the frigid wastes of Forbidden River.
 
The Roaring Horde
Former lawmen John Sabbath and Clint Edwards agree to lead a party of settlers on the arduous journey to the mining community of Hardtack Flat. But greedy miners are determined to keep all new settlers out—by any means!
 
Gold!
A mob, fueled by lies and distrust, rushes the bank of Rainbow City, attempting to seize its gold reserves. Rainbow City founder Brant Winters battles to keep his bank and town intact while fighting to discover who his hidden enemy is.

 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
 
Cover art by Jerome Rozen.

Trade paperback / 247 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Shorthorn Kid by Hugh Pendexter

From where he came, no one was sure. But one thing was certain, his natural skill with a six-gun!
 
Ride along with Tall Tim, Dick and Manuel as the Kid evolves from greenhorn to a seasoned cowhand in this string of rousing Western adventures, including:
 •The Shorthorn Kid
 •Big Swimmin'
 •Trailin' Home
 •One Town Comes Back
 •Little Man-Big Guns
 
With a foreword by Hugh Pendexter III.
 
With an introduction by Peacemaker Award winner Wayne Dundee (Dismal River).

Trade paperback / 147 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

Flamehair by H. Bedford-Jones

“Stirring and picturesque.”—The Independent.
 
Retold from the Norse sagas, this carefully prepared historical novel of Viking days draws upon several historical figures, including the wild, roving, reckless career of King Harald Hardrede, son of the great Olaf.
 
A Saxon boy, captive of the Vikings, saves the life of Harald the Stern, commander of the Imperial Guard in Constantinople, and shares in his adventures, ending with the battle of Stamford Bridge, leading to helping Harald to carve a bloody path to winning the throne of his rightful kingdom of Norway.
 
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK FORM.

Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US



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


When a dangerous criminal breaks out of jail, the Island detective is on the case

Palerdo should have been executed for the murder of Carlos Mantiro. Granted clemency, he is sent to prison instead. Palerdo vows to kill Señora Mantiro, whom he hates with a passion. To detective Jo Gar, something about the story doesn't add up-men kill the husbands of women they love, not women they hate. When Palerdo breaks out of prison and the Filipino police find the señora's strangled body, nearly everyone is positive Palerdo has struck again. 
 
But Gar isn't so sure. If the señora had been the target, Palerdo wouldn't have bothered to bump off her driver too. And a seasoned criminal would have waited for cover of darkness to exact his revenge. Convinced that the real murderer is trying to frame Palerdo, Gar begins his investigation. Will Palerdo be the next victim?




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PERILS OF PAULINE: CENTENNIAL EDITION
Now available!


During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s guardian, Raymond Owen, was an unscrupulous rotter constantly scheming to do away with the girl and thus gain control of her fortune, as stipulated in the will of her late father. Owen and his henchmen routinely tried to snare Pauline in death traps and often came close to succeeding.

Popular screen actress Pearl White, a 24-year-old native of Missouri with extensive experience in stage melodrama, was chosen to play the plucky heroine. Charles W. Goddard, whose hit plays included The Ghost Breaker (1909) and The Misleading Lady (1913), whipped up a series of perils for Pauline and wrote the prose versions of each episode for Hearst’s papers. At a total of 77,500 words, they were long enough to warrant publication in a novel-length hardcover edition, which was issued later in 1914. But the book was not a big seller: most people interested in the story had already read it in the Hearst papers purchased for pennies. The Perils of Pauline hardcover never saw a second printing, and first-edition copies are rarely seen. Goddard’s novel is historically important because the celluloid Perils of Pauline no longer exists in its original form. Therefore, the book version is the closest that anybody will ever come to enjoying and appreciating the cinematic Perils.


This Centennial Edition of The Perils of Pauline also comes with a 4800-word essay on the serial’s making by Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder and author of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, a history of silent-era chapter plays.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #41
Now Shipping To Subscribers
!

BLOOD ‘N THUNDER #41 begins with a report on this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. “Tricks of the Trade” offers an article by Arthur Burks, “speed merchant of the pulps,” on an occupational hazard to fictioneering. “Pulp Page to Silver Screen” explores the 1931 Western TRAILIN’, based on a Max Brand novel serialized in ALL-STORY WEEKLY. “Cliffhanger Classics” covers a bizarre 1935 serial THE LOST CITY. Our feature articles include a survey of the short-lived but memorable Munsey pulp ALL-AMERICAN FICTION, and Larry Latham’s overview of dime novel heroes adapted to the movies. There’s also a look at a famous lawsuit between pulp publishers Ned Pines and Harry Steeger, and a 1922 reprint story from ADVENTURE, “The Tenth Man,” written by Robert Simpson.

102 pages, 8x10, paperback
Price: $12.50

PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS. OVERSEAS BUYERS MUST INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING RATES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS.



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

BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer) Now Shipping To Subscribers - New!
PulpFest: Just One Week Away!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 295: The Vampire Count of Monte Cristo
The countdown to the last episode #300 continues as Ric interviews Matthew Baugh about his version of a classic novel.

Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company
Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories


BULLDOG DRUMMOND: DEAD MAN'S GATE by Stephen Deas - Now available!

For most men, the trenches and mud of Flanders were a place of gruelling dread. For Captain Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond, DSO, MC, they were an addiction. Returning to civilian life after the end of the war, Drummond drifts in ennui, craving the excitement, until in desperation he places and advert in The Times... and very soon he finds himself chasing the spectre of a criminal mastermind through international conspiracies and old treasures hidden for hundreds of years.

Praise for Stephen Deas

‘Inspiring characters, great plot and culture. I read this in one session, utterly absorbed” CONN IGGULDEN, bestselling author of the EMPEROR and CONQUEROR series of historical novels, on The Crimson Shield (as Nathan Hawke)
‘a cracking pace throughout … Well told, nippy, and chock full of twists and turns.’ The British Fantasy Society reviews The Black Mausoleum
‘A blisteringly well-written tale … an inspiring debut.’ Sci-Fi Now on The Adamantine Palace

In this thrilling new adventure, Bulldog Drummond infiltrates London anarchists and Bolsheviks to thwart a master-criminal's plan to crash an airship into the Houses of Parliament and steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

Kindle Price:  $1.70 



 
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #17 - Coming in November! 
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)

Captain Midnight may be a genius, an inventor, and a fighter . . . but is the time traveler ready to be a superhero in the modern era? And is he ready for his first date since 1944?! Meanwhile, a mysterious power has taken over Sharkbyte Technology and the assassin Helios has forged a rocky allegiance with Midnight's closest allies.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on 
November 26.






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

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

112 pages, $14.99, in stores on January 28.







CONAN THE AVENGER #8 - Coming in November! 
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and John Picacio (Cover)

The second thrilling chapter of the newest Conan the Avenger arc by Fred Van Lente is here! Conan and his comrades join forces with the very brigands they once fought! Swords and personalities clash as Conan's plan to steal a legendary treasure right under the nose of his new "ally" is in danger of being revealed!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on 
November 26.







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

Comic Gallery: Norman Saunders on WESTERN HERO (1949) - New!
Pulp Gallery: H.J. Ward on ARGOSY (1941-42) - New!
Charlie Chan Meets Simon and Kirby (1949)
Pulp Gallery: Walter Baumhofer on DIME DETECTIVE
Comic Gallery: Joe Lansdale's LONE RANGER and TONTO as portrayed by Tim Truman (1994)

Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35)



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

Starting August 16!
 "The Monster Men" by Tom Simmons, Erik Roman,
L Jamal Walton, and Cristian Docolomansky

This strip will join eleven others currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder

Coming soon!
"The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González
"The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot



 
Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!






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!

"Ready and Waiting" by Sam Brant from TEXAS RANGERS, June, 1949
When bank bandits stalk the range, Sheriff Ben Boyd believes in preparedness!
"The Cat-Snake" by Frances M. Deegan from FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, April 1948
The cat in Isabel loved to be petted - but the snake in her was poised to strike ...
"Homicide on the Hook" by Margaret Rice from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, March, 1949
Trouble couldn't stay away from Detective Joe Holliday. He went fishing for relaxation - but when he pulled in his line it was baited for murder.


FIGHT CARD - Now available!
PUSH by Jack Tunney
 
You’re a “jobber.” You make your living by losing in the wrestling ring. You’re a good wrestler, but promoters don’t think you have what it takes to become a superstar. Then Thumper shows up. Big and strong, with a bunny-rabbit gimmick and fans eating out of his hand. His finishing move is called The Thump, and most guys don’t get up from it on their own. One night, Thumper puts his opponent in the hospital. Not a big deal. Sure, the outcome of a wrestling match is fake. But the “bumps” in the ring can be all too real. Sometimes you get hurt. Part of the territory.

Then it happens again. Only this time, the guy who got Thumped is tossed into a car like a sack of potatoes. Lou Boone, the promoter who runs Central States Wrestling with an iron fist, knows you saw something and offers you a “push” if you keep your mouth shut. A push. Every jobber’s dream. To get to win some matches, to get to be on the big cards in the big arenas. You want it more than anything. You begin thinking you imagined the sack-of-potatoes guy – until it happens again.

Now, you have to choose between wrestling fame and doing the right thing. Before this is over, someone else will be dead. And you don’t want it to be you …

Based on the short story “Push Comes to Shove,” selected by Lawrence Block for the Best American Mystery Stories series.


Kindle Price:  $2.99 



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



The Golden Age - Now online!

Avon Fantasy Reader ~ 1947-1952 - New!
Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith

Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960

Wally Wood with Dan Adkins ~ art for IF ~ circa 1959-1968
Michael W. Kaluta ~ artwork for Amazing & Fantastic circa 1970's
Jeff Jones ~ 1944-2011 ~ art for the science fiction digesta 1960's-70's
Edd Cartier ~ interior illustrations from Astounding
Gray Morrow ~ 1934-2001 ~ science fiction digest art from the 1960's

GRENDEL VS. THE SHADOW #3 - Coming in November! 
Matt Wagner (Writer/Art/Cover/variant cover) and Brennan Wagner (Color)

Matt Wagner brings this exciting miniseries to its dramatic conclusion as two pulp-noir icons go head to head!
Will Grendel succumb to the seductive temptations of the past?
Or will The Shadow finally fall prey to the most dangerous foe he's ever faced?
WHO will prevail as . . . the Master of Darkness?

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on November 5.









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

AMAZING STORIES, December 1940

Contents:
ADAM LINK FIGHTS A WAR by Eando Binder
PRIESTESS OF THE MOON by Ray Cummings
THE PLANET OF ERRORS by Milton Kaletsky
THE VISIBLE INVISIBLE MAN by Wm. P. McGivern
THREE WISE MEN FROM SPACE by Donald Bern
WEST POINT, 3000 A. D. (Conclusion) by Manly Wade Wellman

7 x 10 inch, 150 pages
Retail Price $15.00



 
JUSTICE, INC. #1 (of 6) - Arriving in comic shops August 20!
(Writer) Michael Uslan (Art) Giovanni Timpano
(Covers) Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Gabriel Hardman, Ardian Syaf, Stephen Segovia

An airliner vanishes en route without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! This historic crossover is 75 years in the making, Justice, Inc. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!"


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





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

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

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







Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

My PulpFest Report  - New!
RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.feature film - Release date moved to August 15, 2015!

Warner Bros announced that Guy Ritchie’s feature adaptation of the classic TV series Man From U.N.C.L.E., starring Hugh Grant, Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill, is moving from January 16 to the summer date of August 14.





Martin Grams' Blog - Now online!

The Lone Ranger: The Lost 1933 Radio Broadcasts - New!
A History of Pulpcon and PulpFest
The Shadow: Secret Society Bulletin
The Lone Ranger: The Lost "1933" Adventures
Jack Armstrong: Bound for Obsolescence
The Theft and Recovery of The Lone Ranger
The Mysterious Traveler Radio Program: Five "Lost" Episodes


Meteor House
Ancient Opar Returns in 2015!

 
Meteor House is pleased to announce Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar,
new authorized novellas in Philip José Farmer's epic saga of Khokarsa, a civilization lost to the mists of time.
Christopher Paul Carey, coauthor of The Song of Kwasin, will be writing the two novellas based on Farmer's notes.
 
Twelve thousand years ago, the vast empire of Khokarsa ringed the shores of ancient Africa's inland seas. In the novels Hadon of Ancient Opar, Flight to Opar, and The Song of Kwasin, the hero Hadon and his giant cousin Kwasin led the battle against the priests of the sun god Resu, who sought to usurp the beneficent rule of the priestesses of Kho. Twenty years have passed since the heroes' victory, and mighty Khokarsa lies in ruin, victim to a continent-wide earthquake. Of all the cities of the empire, only shining Opar, the city of gold and jewels, remains standing. Now, Hadon must lead his people against a brutal enemy that seeks to pillage Opar's most precious treasures and slaughter its king.
 
Hadon, King of Opar and Blood of Ancient Opar will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by Christopher Paul Carey), with the first volume to be released Summer 2015. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.



Meteor House
Philip José Farmer's Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!
Coming in 2016!

Meteor House and Win Scott Eckert are thrilled to announce they have entered into an agreement
with the Estate of Philip José Farmer for Eckert to complete the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!


The Monster on Hold. The Unspeakable Threshold. Down to Earth's Centre.

The very titles evoke the sense of mystery and horror that the bronze-hued superman, Doc Caliban, feels when faced with another descent deep into a subterranean complex to confront an unfathomable evil--an evil that is described, but never explained, in the final Doc Savage novel published during the original pulp run, Up from Earth's Center, written by Lester Dent.

Philip José Farmer utilized all three titles, at various times, while working on his fourth Nine book. However, The Monster on Hold was the latest title, and the one under which he announced the book at the 1983 World Fantasy Convention. Thus, it's only fitting that this Doc Caliban adventure will finally appear under the title best known to Farmer's legions of fans.

Eckert, under Farmer's direction, previously completed another unfinished Farmer manuscript, The Evil in Pemberley House. He also served as series editor for the recent Titan Books editions of the Nine novels (rebranded for the reissues as the Secrets of the Nine series), and will faithfully utilize all known prose by Farmer, as well as all existing notes, in completing the fourth novel--including little-seen text found in a folder in Farmer's "Magic Filing Cabinet," which was very suitably labeled "Cthulhu Story."

The Monster on Hold will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by coauthor Win Scott Eckert), with a tentative release date of summer 2016 and a painted cover by Douglas Klauba. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.




Moonstone Books
Now available in the Moonstone bookstore!


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


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


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

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

Moonstone Books


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

Jeremiah Cotton - New!
The Protectors
The Kid Turns 74
Kim Oh
More Pulp Heroes


Peril Press - Now available!

Thrilling Western, August 1947
5 Western Novels, October 1952
GOOD LUCK BOOMERANG by Ben Frank






PS Publishing: ROY THOMAS PRESENTS: SHEENA: QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE VOLUME 1 - Arriving in comic shops August 20!
(Writer) Roy Thomas; (Art) Robert Webb, Alex A. Blum

Roy Thomas Presents: Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. She may still be everyone's favorite yellow-tressed leopard-skin-clad Jungle Jane but, having made her first appearance almost 80 years ago (courtesy of Will Eisner and Jerry Iger in the British mag Wags #1), Sheena, Queen of the Jungle could be forgiven for being somewhat less spritely swinging through the trees righting wrongs and wielding her knife. There have been other incarnations, of course, but it's this classic material that strikes at the very heart of Good Girl Art. Whhhoooooaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!

Hardcover, 288 pages, Full Color, $47.99









Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Munsey Award, J. Randolph Cox.
Randy served as the editor-publisher of Dime Novel Round-Up for over twenty years and has conducted research into pulp magazines and dime novels for over 45 years.

Congratulations also to J. Barry Traylor who was presented with the 2014 Rusty Award.
The Rusty Award is given to recognize those individuals who have worked long and hard for the pulp community with little thought for individual recognition.




ThePulp.Net has audio recordings from most of the evening programs at PulpFest 2014.
Click over to the PulpFest 2014 coverage page.
They are well worth listening to.

ThePulp.Net has also posted links to numerous PulpFest convention reports.



Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

PulpFest 2014 Convention Report & Purchases - New!
PulpFest 2014 – August 7-10, Columbus, Ohio
The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow & PJF’s Wold Newton Family
Pulp Crazy – The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Ron Marz and Ivan Rodriguez

With Dust Their Glittering Towers by Christopher Paul Carey


Pulp Den - Now online!

Citing Your Sources Guest Blog By Nikolos Baron - New!
Black Karma - New!
Fight Card Update - New!
A Billion Ways To Die
Interview With JoAnna Senger
Three-Card Monte
Vulture Au Vin


         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

Pulp comics: Gold Key’s Doc Savage - New!
Review: ‘Tales of the Rook, Vol. 2′  - New!
Review: ‘YesterYear’
Arsène Lupin: gentleman-thief

Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulp Era’
Pulp comics: Doc Savage at Street & Smith

Pulp comics: The Scorpion/Dominic Fortune
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin


PulpFest 2014 reports
- New!
PulpFest 2014 comes to a close - New!
PulpFest 2014: Day two
- New!
PulpFest 2014: Day one
On the spot at PulpFest 2014

What if the pulps had never existed?
Ads for ‘The Shadow’


Radio Archives
Doc Savage Audiobook
Flight Into Fear
by Lester Dent & Will Murray

Read by Michael McConnohie

Now available!

The career of Doc Savage began in the Depression era of the early 1930s, continued on through World War II, and concluded at the dawn of the Cold War.

Most fans of the classic pulp series naturally prefer the high adventure tales of the Great Depression, while Doc’s World War II adventures are also very compelling. Comparatively few Doc Savage novels took place in that postwar period in which the Iron Curtain first fell and the Man of Bronze turned his attention to the new enemy––Soviet Russia and its Communist satellites.



Probably the greatest Cold War challenge Doc faced took place in The Red Spider, the novel that was suppressed in 1948 and not published until 1979. In that tense tale, Doc infiltrated Moscow in order to secure one of the Cold War's greatest secrets. His brilliant success made him a permanent enemy of Russia.

Flight into Fear is a followup to The Red Spider. Marked for death by the Kremlin, Doc Savage is forced to go underground and take on a new identity as Banner, a.k.a. The Face, in order to penetrate the desolate Russian Arctic and advance the West’s earliest efforts at nuclear deterrence. His mission: establish the super-secret Project Moonwinx on Soviet soil.

At the same time, the Kremlin has sent a mysterious female assassin known only as The Red Widow to liquidate America’s greatest defender once and for all. Her motivation: pure revenge.

These sizzling ingredients make this one of the most compelling novels of Doc Savage’s Cold War career. Set in 1948, Flight Into Fear is based on a Lester Dent manuscript, and revised by Will Murray as an example of the type of challenges Doc Savage would have pursued had his magazine not been canceled in 1949.

Michael McConnohie gives a very suspenseful reading of this riveting tale torn from the pages of a historic time gone by. 8 hours $31.98 Audio CDs / $15.99 Download




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

Captain Combat #3: Low Ceiling For Nazi Hell Hawks

There is no ceiling where Death rides the grim trail of the damned, and Herr Gruber talks the language of death to a million men who serve him! Captain Combat feels these vulture claws reaching for the flesh of the civilized world and knows that now, for the sake of others — it is Combat’s turn to die! Fly the skies of early World War II with Captain Bill Combat — the war ace who fought across Europe through the smoke of human liberties as it vanished from the earth. Fearlessly he battled the minions of the Nazi war machine. The Nazi evil had murdered his mother and uncle, and he vowed vengeance. It was a rousing call to America, which had not yet entered the war. But it was a call that only lasted for three issues of Captain Combat magazine: April, June and August of 1940. Captain Combat was a symbol created by author Barry Barton to do and say the things that America couldn't officially say in those perilous times. Read along as blue skies turn red above, as green pastures become the barren homes of the dead. Today it stands as a rare glimpse of what fear fanned across America in the days when war was an ominous threat upon a bloody horizon. Captain Combat returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Francis K. Allen and William Hines
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Francis K Allen and William Hines, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Dime Mystery Magazine: Frederick C. Davis Book 2
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by Frederick C. Davis, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
 
G-8 and His Battle Aces #106: Bombs from the Murder Wolves
And trapped in the vaults of Europe’s most feared Murder Master, the Ace American Flying Spy makes his last desperate gamble to track down the secret of the deadliest weapon any war has ever known — bombs which are piloted by living men, who have sworn to destroy a nation! G-8 and his Battle Aces rode the nostalgia boom ten years after World War I ended. These high-flying exploits were tall tales of a World War that might have been, featuring monster bats, German zombies, wolf-men, harpies, Martians, and even tentacled floating monsters. Most of these monstrosities were the work of Germany’s seemingly endless supply of mad scientists, chief of whom was G-8’s recurring Nemesis, Herr Doktor Krueger. G-8 battled Germany’s Halloween shock troops for over a decade, not ceasing until the magazine folded in the middle of World War II. G-8 and his Battle Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

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

Terror Tales: "These Accursed Hands" by William Hinds
Each living thing touched by these hands of mine shrinks in ghastly death! Last night, unthinking, I smoothed the brow of my beloved wife... In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Terror Tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
 
Terror Tales: "Where The Black Cats Ruled" by James Duncan
Hal Jordan saw Cora arch her beautiful white body lazily, while a sound like the spitting snarl of a cat came menacingly from her throat! In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Terror Tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.







Ramble House
Dancing Tuatara Press - Now available!

TALES OF TERROR AND TORMENT #2
Stories from the Pulps Volume 2
Selected and Introduced by John Pelan
Dancing Tuatara Press #37


John Pelan knows his horror pulps and personally selects and introduces all of the Dancing Tuatara books from Ramble House. Here, in this second volume of various authors, he provides you with samples of the finest writing of the pulp era. Whether you're looking for pure horror or the most outrageous weird menace, let John show you the way with these 13 representative tales:

“The Pool Where Horror Dwelt” — Dime Mystery Magazine December 1934
“The Singing Corpses” — Terror Tales September/October 1938
“The Man Who Was Dead” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1935
“The Horror I Thought Was Love” — Dime Mystery Magazine April 1937
“Little Men from Hell” — Dime Mystery Magazine May 1940
“Swamp Wolf” — Dime Mystery Magazine June 1934
“Hell Welcomes Lonely Wives” — Terror Tales February/March 1937
“Death’s Dreadful Lover” — Dime Mystery Magazine January 1937
“The Chorus Horror Trained” — Horror Stories June/July 1939
“Terror from the Deep” — Dime Mystery Magazine December 1936
“Master of Monsters” — Horror Stories December 1935
“Spawn of the Endless Night” — Dime Mystery Magazine November 1935
“Bodies Born for Slaughter” — Terror Tales September 1940


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



Ramble House
Now available!

DEVIL'S PLANET
by Manly Wade Wellman


Manly Wade Wellman (1903-1986) was an American writer who is best remembered for his horror, fantasy and science fiction. His work appeared in such legendary magazines as Weird Tales, Astounding Stones, Startling Stories and Unknown. His horror tales set in the Appalachian Mountains are among his most popular fiction.

Originally published in Startling Stones in 1942, Devil's Planet was the author's fourth published science fiction novel, and it combines an adventure story set on Mars with a locked room murder mystery. Dillon Stover lands on Mars with a mission to continue his grandfather's work to bring a sustainable water supply to the parched planet, but before he knows it he finds himself accused of murder and on the run.

Ramble House and its gaggle of roving editors is always on the lookout for books like this: rather obscure gems that are quite expensive if the only copies available are 60-year-old original paperbacks or pulps. We take the sting out of nostalgic reading because that's the kind of reading we do ourselves.

Available Editions

$6  Ebook (EPUB or MOBI) 
  $18 Trade Paperback 6" x 9"
    $32  Hardcover with Dustjacket  6" x 9"


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



Recoverings
Tarzan of the Apes

Now available!
Sale price extended thru August 31!


THE CENTENARY CONTINUES.

I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE CENTENNIAL SALE of the limited edition, letterpress TARZAN OF THE APES dust-jacket to the end of August.

The regular edition continues to be $50.00 and the Signature edition is only $100.00. These are the original pre-publication prices from 2004.

If you are not familiar with this dust-jacket replica, it is the only authentic reproduction of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting. Both George McWhorter and Danton Burroughs provided source jackets for the production and both approved the final printing.

In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies each jacket every order sold this year, 2014, will receive the special gold foil keepsake card, mounted on a sample of the exact same paper as the dust-jacket, to commemorate this important anniversary.


ERB, INC. AUTHORIZED VENUS SERIES JACKETS NOW AVAILABLE.

AT LONG LAST the complete series of four dust-jackets for the Venus books is finalized and they're ready for your collection. Hi-res scans of the ERB, Inc.-owned St. John painting for PIRATES OF VENUS and of the original John Coleman Burroughs' ESCAPE ON VENUS art were used to reconstruct these great covers. You can soon read more about what went into making these the best reproductions on the market at The Back Flap blog.

ALSO, read why the dust-jacket of THE RETURN OF TARZAN is on hiatus.

Recoverings


ROBERT E. HOWARD'S SAVAGE SWORD VOLUME 2 TP  - Coming in January! 

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

136 pages, $17.99, in stores on January 21.






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

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

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







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

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

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Major Shadow News!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 69 and he's got some major news to talk about -- Will Murray confirms the upcoming Doc Savage/The Shadow novel and Dynamite announces Masks II!  
 Plus: we review The Shadow # 0 and The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow # 2.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Jibaro Death  - New!
The Living Joss
Master of Flame
Fountain of Death
The Triple Trail -
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.

PulpFest This Weekend
A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
The Long-Awaited Return of Bulldog Drummond

Even more than the sinister Dr. Fu Manchu, Bulldog Drummond has become more and more obscure with each passing decade. The original ten novels and five short stories penned by H. C. McNeile (better known by his pen name, Sapper) were bestsellers in the 1920s and 1930s and were an obvious and admitted influence upon the creation of James Bond. Gerard Fairlie turned Sapper’s final story outline into a bestselling novel in 1938 and went on to pen six more original novels featuring the character through 1954.

Read the rest at the links below.





 


08 August 2014


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
SIX-GUN TERRORS
WEST OF WEIRD

Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to presents its first ever weird western pulp title, SIX-GUN TERRORS by one of the brightest new voices in pulp fiction today; Fred Adams, Jr.

Former Union scouts and saddle tramps Durken and McAfee are more than satisfied with their lives as cattle-punchers for Homer Eldridge and his Triple Six ranch.  When a mysterious, black clad preacher arrives in town leading a congregation of dwarfish foreigners, strange things begin to happen.  First cattle from various spreads are found savagely butchered out on the range for no apparent reason.  Then several Triple Six hands go missing.

McAfee begins to suspects there is something very sinister about the new reverend and his people.  Something that will bring more horror and destruction with it. 

SIX-GUN TERRORS features not one, but two Durken and McAfee adventures; the longer “Six-Guns and Old Ones,” described above and the shorter “The Angel,” wherein our cowboys confront the ghost of a Confederate sniper they killed in the Siege of Atlanta.  Both are masterpieces of the macabre.

Writer Fred Adams, Jr. spins two weird western tales that will have readers on their edge of their seats and jumping at shadows.  Mixing a heady brew that is half H.P. Lovecraft and half Louis L’Amour, SIX-GUN TERRORS is a creepy reading experience not soon forgotten.

Fred Adams, Jr. is a western Pennsylvania native who has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with horror, fantasy, and science fiction literature and films.  He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Duquesne University and recently retired from teaching writing and literature in the English Department of Penn State University. He has published over 50 short stories in amateur, and professional magazines as well as hundreds of news features as a staff writer and sportswriter for the now Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  In the 1970s Fred published the fanzine Spoor and its companion The Spoor Anthology.

“Fred Adams is an amazing writer,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “We recently released his first novel, HITWOLF, a few months ago to rave critical reviews and now we bring you this eerie western project that is in a class by itself.  It is rare that we release two books by the same writer in one year, but Adams is truly a unique talent and deserves this attention.  We are very excited to be showcasing his works.”

The book is amply illustrated by another rising star in the New Pulp field, artist Zachary Brunner.  His previous work for Airship 27 Productions includes “George Chance – The Green Ghost,” “Sgt. Janus Returns” and “The Apocalypse Sucks.”  A filmmaker amongst other skills, Brunner’s art is evocative of many of the old classic pulp magazine illustrators.  Together he and Fred Adams, Jr. make an unbeatable creative force in world of New Pulp Fiction.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Alchemy Press
NICK NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATES by Adrian Cole
Coming in September!

Launching at FantasyCon in September: Nick Nightmare Investigates.
A two-fisted, limited edition hardback with cover art by Bob Eggleton and interiors from Jim Pitts.
Nick Nightmare is a private eye based in a Lovecraftian New York.
Also included in the book is a collaboration between Adrian Cole and Mike Chinn where Nick Nightmare teams up with Damien Paladin to defeat occult-Nazis.
 
The book will be available in a limited edition of 200 copies.

Alchemy Press    


Amazing Stories: Giant 35th Anniversary Issue - Now available!
by Ray Bradbury (Author), Edgar Rice Burroughs (Author), Edmond Hamilton (Author), Philip Kim (Editor), Jean Marie Stine (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

First-ever reprinting of this legendary double-length collection of the very best of Amazing Stories' first three and a half decades. Features such classic tales as Eando Binder's twice-televised "I, Robot"; Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal "John Carter and the Giant of Mars"; Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, "Armageddon: 2419 A.D."; Edmond Hamilton's haunting "Devolution"; Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking "I, Rocket"; R. F. Starzl's romantic "Out of the Sub-Universe" and more. Plus a very special memoir by Amazing Stories founder Hugo Gernsback on the events that led to the publication of the magazine's first issue. Long considered a seminal anthology, this special reprint of Amazing Stories' giant 35th Anniversary issue belongs on every fan's bookshelf. Normally, $12.99 introductory sale price $9.99.

Paperback: 236 pages
List Price: $9.99



American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!
You can still order the book at the link above!


The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.






Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 76: "The Mindless Monsters" & "The Mental Monster" - Comic-con Special
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two action-packed novels by Alan Hathway and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, super-powered zombies go on a crime spree, including a graduate from Doc's Crime College! Can Doc Savage destroy "The Mindless Monsters" and prove that he's not their hidden leader? Then, why is a young engineer terrorized by a tiny white bird? The Man of Bronze faces one of his greatest challenges as he strives to defeat "The Mental Monster." BONUS: The origin of Ajax the Sun Man, a Golden Age classic from DOC SAVAGE COMICS #2! This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Emery Clarke, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fourteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-149-3 Softcover, 7x10, 112 pages, B&W, $14.95 

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SHADOW Volume 86: "Treasure Trail," "The Crimson Phoenix" and "Model Murder" - EDD CARTIER CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE - Foreword by Hugo Award-winner PHIL FOGLIO
Sanctum Books commemorates the 100th birthday of acclaimed science fiction/fantasy illustrator Edd Cartier in its biggest volume ever, with tales by each of The Shadow's three Maxwell Grants! First, the Knight of Darkness follows an old sea captain's "Treasure Trail" on a deadly path to uncover the sunken wealth from a Spanish galleon in a thriller by Walter B. Gibson! Then, "The Crimson Phoenix" entangles The Shadow in a poisonous net of international intrigue in a Theodore Tinsley novel that foreshadowed Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Finally, Lamont Cranston investigates a grisly "Model Murder" in a tale by Bruce Elliott. BONUS: a rare Edd Cartier classic from the Golden Age of Comics! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen with historical commentary by Dean Cartier, Phil Foglio and Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-152-3 Softcover, 7x10. 160 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

THE SPIDER Volume 4: "Wings of the Black Death" and "When Satan Came to Town"
The pulps' most bloodthirsty crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in the FIRST and LAST Spider novels by Norvell Page writing as "Grant Stockbridge." First, the Black Death secret society frames the Spider for a series of police murders and plots to depopulate Manhattan through the " Wings of the Black Death." Then, the Conqueror's takeover of a big city is only the prelude to planned state, nation and world domination! PLUS: "My Dinner with Nita: Remembering Iris Meredith" by Ed Hulse. This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael DeSoto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-148-6 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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

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

Beb Books - Now available!

Presenting the final issue of Secret Agent X!

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie (Secret Agent "X" #41, March, 1939)


Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction.
And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent X found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.

Bonus Story - also from the March 1939 issue:  Program for Plunder by Robert Leslie Bellem

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, last of the Secret Agent X novels. is $6.00 plus postage

Our second novel release for this week is:
The Haunted Legacy by Perley Poore Sheehan (writing as “Paul Regard”)

Count Carlos Turga has lived a life of privilege and easy as befitting a wealthy young man living in America. Then on his twenty-first birthday he is summoned to a underground meeting where he is told that he is the instrument of destiny, the harbinger of doom to the family Frelinghuysen, a noble house in Bohemia, cursed by the gypsies for some horrendous crime committed centuries ago. The Frelinghusen’s have fled to America and changed their name to Frail in an effort to avoid the curse. But the gypsies have followed just as fast. Turga has no interested in interrupting his indolent life for some meaningless revenge, but fate seems to bring him back again and again to the fated family. Will he at last be able to escape Destiny or will he be destroyed by it? 80 pages for $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn
World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology - Now available!
by H. G. Wells (Author), Murray Leinster (Author), Curt Siodmak (Author), Jean Marie Stine (Editor), Steve Davidson (Editor)

FuturesPast Editions is proud to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Steve Davidson, new owner of Amazing Stories—the first science fiction magazine, founded in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback - and with DPS digital book production - to distribute a new line of classic reprints from the magazine's early years. This new series will be published under the imprint "Amazing Stories Classics".

A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves. "The Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology" is the first of a year-by-year showcasing of the best stories selected from each year of the publication's celebrated history. Our 1926 selection presents work by such distinguished practitioners of the craft as multiple Hugo Award winner Murray Leinster, Gernsback Award winners H. G. Wells, G. Peyton Wertenbaker and A. Hyatt Verrill, screen writer Curt Siodmak, the controversial Austin Hall, and others. Stories include "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Whispering Ether," "The Man from the Atom," "The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika," "In the Abyss," "Through the Crater's Rim," and more. To be followed by the "Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology." Normally $13.99 - introductory sale $9.99

Paperback: 246 pages
List Price: $9.99




Black Dog Books - Now available!

Forbidden River by Fredrick Nebel
Nebel brings exciting and death to the frozen north.
Wolves of the Wild
When German Herman Stoltz is found dead, murdered for his share of the Hell's Bells gold, a chain of events is unleashed to bring the killers to frozen Yukon justice.
 
A Gambler Passes
Jack Cardigan tears across the icy barrens, racing against time to save a friend while trying to avoid the pursuers set on hanging him for a crime he did not commit.
 
Forbidden River
Accidentally falling from a train in a remote part of the North Country, Berens finds himself thrust into a mystery of intrigue, deception and murder, stretching from Chicago to the frigid wastes of Forbidden River.
 
The Roaring Horde
Former lawmen John Sabbath and Clint Edwards agree to lead a party of settlers on the arduous journey to the mining community of Hardtack Flat. But greedy miners are determined to keep all new settlers out—by any means!
 
Gold!
A mob, fueled by lies and distrust, rushes the bank of Rainbow City, attempting to seize its gold reserves. Rainbow City founder Brant Winters battles to keep his bank and town intact while fighting to discover who his hidden enemy is.

 
With an introduction by Tom Roberts.
 
Cover art by Jerome Rozen.

Trade paperback / 247 pages / Price: $19.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

The Shorthorn Kid by Hugh Pendexter

From where he came, no one was sure. But one thing was certain, his natural skill with a six-gun!
 
Ride along with Tall Tim, Dick and Manuel as the Kid evolves from greenhorn to a seasoned cowhand in this string of rousing Western adventures, including:
 •The Shorthorn Kid
 •Big Swimmin'
 •Trailin' Home
 •One Town Comes Back
 •Little Man-Big Guns
 
With a foreword by Hugh Pendexter III.
 
With an introduction by Peacemaker Award winner Wayne Dundee (Dismal River).

Trade paperback / 147 pages / Price: $14.95 US



Black Dog Books - Now available!

Flamehair by H. Bedford-Jones

“Stirring and picturesque.”—The Independent.
 
Retold from the Norse sagas, this carefully prepared historical novel of Viking days draws upon several historical figures, including the wild, roving, reckless career of King Harald Hardrede, son of the great Olaf.
 
A Saxon boy, captive of the Vikings, saves the life of Harald the Stern, commander of the Imperial Guard in Constantinople, and shares in his adventures, ending with the battle of Stamford Bridge, leading to helping Harald to carve a bloody path to winning the throne of his rightful kingdom of Norway.
 
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK FORM.

Trade paperback / 170 pages / Price: $16.95 US



Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Coming August 12!


When a dangerous criminal breaks out of jail, the Island detective is on the case

Palerdo should have been executed for the murder of Carlos Mantiro. Granted clemency, he is sent to prison instead. Palerdo vows to kill Señora Mantiro, whom he hates with a passion. To detective Jo Gar, something about the story doesn't add up-men kill the husbands of women they love, not women they hate. When Palerdo breaks out of prison and the Filipino police find the señora's strangled body, nearly everyone is positive Palerdo has struck again. 
 
But Gar isn't so sure. If the señora had been the target, Palerdo wouldn't have bothered to bump off her driver too. And a seasoned criminal would have waited for cover of darkness to exact his revenge. Convinced that the real murderer is trying to frame Palerdo, Gar begins his investigation. Will Palerdo be the next victim?




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PERILS OF PAULINE: CENTENNIAL EDITION
Now available!


During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s guardian, Raymond Owen, was an unscrupulous rotter constantly scheming to do away with the girl and thus gain control of her fortune, as stipulated in the will of her late father. Owen and his henchmen routinely tried to snare Pauline in death traps and often came close to succeeding.

Popular screen actress Pearl White, a 24-year-old native of Missouri with extensive experience in stage melodrama, was chosen to play the plucky heroine. Charles W. Goddard, whose hit plays included The Ghost Breaker (1909) and The Misleading Lady (1913), whipped up a series of perils for Pauline and wrote the prose versions of each episode for Hearst’s papers. At a total of 77,500 words, they were long enough to warrant publication in a novel-length hardcover edition, which was issued later in 1914. But the book was not a big seller: most people interested in the story had already read it in the Hearst papers purchased for pennies. The Perils of Pauline hardcover never saw a second printing, and first-edition copies are rarely seen. Goddard’s novel is historically important because the celluloid Perils of Pauline no longer exists in its original form. Therefore, the book version is the closest that anybody will ever come to enjoying and appreciating the cinematic Perils.


This Centennial Edition of The Perils of Pauline also comes with a 4800-word essay on the serial’s making by Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder and author of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, a history of silent-era chapter plays.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #41
Premiering at PulpFest!






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

PulpFest: Just One Week Away! - New!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section
Note To BNT Subscribers
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 294: K.G. McAbee and company


Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace

Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories


Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths - Coming March 17, 2015!
by Stephen Jones (Editor)

The ultimate anthology of supernatural detective fiction featuring some of the biggest names in dark fantasy and horror including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley and Manly Wade Wellman.

Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths features eighteen haunting tales from the masters of supernatural fiction. Weaving noir with the fantastic and sometimes, horrific, this standalone anthology presents sleuths who investigate bizarre and otherworldly cases such as Neil Gaiman's Lawrence Talbot, Clive Barker's Harry D'Amour and the eight-part 'Seven Stars' adventure by Kim Newman.

Paperback: 480 pages
List Price: $14.95




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

Charlie Chan Meets Simon and Kirby (1949) - New!
Pulp Gallery: Walter Baumhofer on DIME DETECTIVE
Comic Gallery: Joe Lansdale's LONE RANGER and TONTO as portrayed by Tim Truman (1994)

Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35)
Comic Gallery: NORMAN SAUNDERS does G.I. JOE (1952)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954) 
Forgotten Femme Fatales: Cleve F. Adams' VIOLET McDADE in "The Voice" (Read it Here!)



DEJAH THORIS AND THE GREEN MEN OF MARS VOLUME 2 TP - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Mark Rahner (Art) Lui Antonio (Cover) Jay Anacleto

Dejah Thoris has survived a horrific ordeal at the hands of the ravenous Thark, Voro. Now in hiding and mutilated, Voro is behind a terror campaign that threatens to destroy the peace that John Carter brought to red and green inhabitants of Barsoom. The violent Green Martian dreams of the streets of Helium flowing with the blood of its people. Traumatized, isolated, and fighting eons of race hatred, Dejah Thoris must stop the villain's red flood! Collects issues #5-8 of Dejah Thoris & the Green Men of Mars.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 128 pages, Full Color, $16.99







Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!






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

"Ruddick's Yarn" by E. Nesbit from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, October 12, 1918
The harrowing WWI journey of a sea pilot named Ruddick after he is captured by a German submarine.
"Death Ends the Year" by Johnston McCulley from BLACK BOOK 
DETECTIVE, February, 1948
For Detective Lieutenant Larry Ogden it was D-Day and H-Hour - with D for Danger and H for Homicide!
"Bereave It or Not" by Thorne Lee from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, November, 1945
The most thankless task of Detective Daventry's career was the case of the mystified murderer. For because his victim was unknown and unmourned, the only gratitude due to Daventry would be a pat on the back from the Grim Reaper.


Fringe #3: SINS OF THE FATHER - Coming August 26!
By Christa Faust

The third novel set in the critically acclaimed Fringe universe. Author Christa Faust (Money Shot, Choke Hold), winner of the coveted Scribe Award, is working closely with the television series writers to reveal secrets and unanswered questions, in novels that will become formal parts of the series canon. This third novel in the series will unveil the secrets of Peter Bishop, estranged son of the brilliant scientist Walter Bishop. Set in the days before he joined the Fringe team, the story will show Peter skirting the law, yet unable to entirely escape the fact that he comes from the other universe - a fact he doesn't yet know!

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
$7.99

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


FUTURES PAST: A Visual History of Science Fiction



Gabriel Hunt - Coming August 26!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB  by Raymond Benson

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...



The Golden Age - Now online!

Imagination ~ 1950-54 ~ cover art by Hannes Bok, H. W. McCauley & Malcolm Smith
- New!
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 3 ~ 1961-68 - New!
Wally Wood ~ Galaxy illustrations Pt 2 ~ 1959-1960
- New!
Wally Wood with Dan Adkins ~ art for IF ~ circa 1959-1968 - New!
Michael W. Kaluta ~ artwork for Amazing & Fantastic circa 1970's - New!
Jeff Jones ~ 1944-2011 ~ art for the science fiction digesta 1960's-70's
Edd Cartier ~ interior illustrations from Astounding
Gray Morrow ~ 1934-2001 ~ science fiction digest art from the 1960's
Wally Wood ~ 1927-1981 ~ artwork for Galaxy 1957-59
Edd Cartier ~ 1914-2008

Go Hero
DOC SAVAGE 1/6 SCALE FIGURE
Coming very soon!


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

SRP: $250.00

Production Sample Photographs






Hermes Press: THE PHANTOM: THE COMPLETE SUNDAYS VOLUME 2: 1943-1945 HC - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
Writer: Lee Falk
Art: Ray Moore, Wilson McCoy
Cover: Ray Moore

The long anticipated second volume of the reprint of the entire run of Lee Falk's full color Phantom Sundays, with art by Wilson McCoy and Ray Moore continues! Fans of The Ghost Who Walks have waited for years to have a complete series of full size hardcover volumes featuring the complete Phantom Sundays and this is the second book in the series. As with Hermes Press' complete reprint of The Phantom dailies, this book contains every strip digitally reconstructed to perfection.  Presented in Volume Two are eight storylines, including, "Castle in the Clouds" (October 18, 1942-April 18, 1943) to "The Strange Fisherman" (July 1-December 2 1945).

Hardcover, 10x13, 176 pages, Full Color, SRP: $60.00




James Rollins: The Sixth Extinction (Sigma Force) - Coming August 12!

A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command:  Kill us all!  Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead-and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated:  every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.

The land is entirely sterile-and the blight is spreading.

To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife.  Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.

From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.

But is it already too late?


Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
List Price: $27.99


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

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, February 1942

Contents:
DOORWAY TO HELL (part 1) by Frank Patton
THE LADY AND THE VAMPIRE by P. F. Costello
HOWIE LEMP MEETS AN ENCHANTRESS by William P. McGivern
THE LIVING MANIKINS by David Wright O'Brien
THE OUTSIDERS by Duncan Farnsworth
HENRY HORN'S RACING RAY by Dwight V. Swain
THE TENANT ON THE 13TH FLOOR by John York Cabot
FATE AND THE FLY by Robert Moore Williams

7 x 10 inch, 148 pages
Retail Price $15.00




KINGS WATCH TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Jeff Parker (Art) Marc Laming (Cover) Marc Laming

Flash Gordon, The Phantom, and Mandrake the Magician are together again... for the first time! When strange phenomena fill the skies and all humanity shares the same nightmarish vision, three iconic heroes rush headlong into danger to save us all! While playboy adventurer Flash Gordon uncovers an alien menace, the ghostly jungle champion known as The Phantom faces murderous creatures in the African wild. But it's only Mandrake, a stage performer in touch with the mystic realms, who knows how these horrors are related... and how they threaten to shatter Earth. Brought together through the efforts of reporter Dale Arden, the eccentric Professor Zarkov, and man-of-action Lothar, the heroes must overcome the Cult of the Cobra and their otherworldly allies! Collects issues 1-5 along with Jeff Parker’s original script to issue #1, character sketches, a complete cover gallery and more.


Trade paperback, Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99





LADY ZORRO #2 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

As Lady Zorro battles with her urge to exact vengeance on the General, Hugo is ridden down by the mercenary troops, brought back to the mansion, and tortured. The General uses Hugo's theft of an axe as an excuse to exert martial law on Alta California, wresting command from (and arresting) Capitain Ramón. Can Lady Zorro rescue Hugo, the axe, and the Capitain from a mansion teeming with ruthless mercenary soldiers? The odds are almost impossible... and Lady Zorro will find herself using a rallying cry that she never thought would pass her lips.


32 pages, Full Color, $3.99






Laurie's Wild West - Now online!

RIDING THE PULP TRAIL is now an AUDIOBOOK!
Dime Novel Roundup Reviews HIDDEN GHOSTS

Rest in Peace, Frank Robinson
LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER #5 (of 5) - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
Mike Mignola (Writer), John Arcudi (Writer), Tonci Zonjic (Art/Cover), and Dave Stewart (Color)

The Lobster engages in a firefight with a madman in a biplane on top of a zeppelin!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel - Now available!

Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks. As they ponder the strange map, they realize that the treasure it leads to is no ordinary fortune. It is something far more precious: an amazing discovery that could perhaps even save Gideon's life.

Together with his new partner, Amy, Gideon follows a trail of cryptic clues to an unknown island in a remote corner of the Caribbean Sea. There, off the hostile and desolate Mosquito Coast, the pair realize the extraordinary treasure they are hunting conceals an even greater shock-a revelation so profound that it may benefit the entire human race . . . if Gideon and Amy can survive.


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
List Price: $27.00




The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One) - Coming October 7!
by S.T. Joshi (Editor)


Sixteen stories inspired by the 20th century’s great master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his acknowledged masterpiece, At the Mountains of Madness, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg.

Paperback: 400 pages
List Price: $15.95



Meteor House
Philip José Farmer's Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!
Coming in 2016!

Meteor House and Win Scott Eckert are thrilled to announce they have entered into an agreement
with the Estate of Philip José Farmer for Eckert to complete the Doc Caliban novel The Monster on Hold!


The Monster on Hold. The Unspeakable Threshold. Down to Earth's Centre.

The very titles evoke the sense of mystery and horror that the bronze-hued superman, Doc Caliban, feels when faced with another descent deep into a subterranean complex to confront an unfathomable evil--an evil that is described, but never explained, in the final Doc Savage novel published during the original pulp run, Up from Earth's Center, written by Lester Dent.

Philip José Farmer utilized all three titles, at various times, while working on his fourth Nine book. However, The Monster on Hold was the latest title, and the one under which he announced the book at the 1983 World Fantasy Convention. Thus, it's only fitting that this Doc Caliban adventure will finally appear under the title best known to Farmer's legions of fans.

Eckert, under Farmer's direction, previously completed another unfinished Farmer manuscript, The Evil in Pemberley House. He also served as series editor for the recent Titan Books editions of the Nine novels (rebranded for the reissues as the Secrets of the Nine series), and will faithfully utilize all known prose by Farmer, as well as all existing notes, in completing the fourth novel--including little-seen text found in a folder in Farmer's "Magic Filing Cabinet," which was very suitably labeled "Cthulhu Story."

The Monster on Hold will be published in limited edition hardcover and trade paperback editions (both signed by coauthor Win Scott Eckert), with a tentative release date of summer 2016 and a painted cover by Douglas Klauba. Follow along at meteorhousepress.com and on Facebook (facebook.com/MeteorHouse) and Twitter (@MeteorHouse) for all the latest developments.




Moonstone Books: SHEENA #3 - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Steven E. De Souza & Various, (Art) Shawn McCauley, (Cover) Jake Minor & Various

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99




Michael Wm. Kaluta: The Big Book - Coming September 16!
Michael Wm. Kaluta (art & cover)

Michael Kaluta's career has been both diverse and extraordinary. From his origins as a fanzine artist in the 1960s, to his defining rendition of The Shadow in the 1970s, through his stint as part of the legendary art collective known simply as THE STUDIO and beyond, Kaluta has produced countless gorgeous images that never cease to enchant us. Now, for the first time, the work of Michael Wm. Kaluta is presented in an oversized, massive retrospective that showcases his beautiful art. Many of the pieces presented in this very special volume will be scanned from Kaluta's original art to maximize the quality of printing. If you are a fan of Kaluta's work, or a lover of fine art, then this is the book for you!

Hardcover, Full Color, 304 pages, 9" x 12",
$59.99



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

The Protectors - New!
The Kid Turns 74
Kim Oh
More Pulp Heroes
A Couple Pulp Ladies
More Pulp Heroes

Peril Press - Now available!

Collier’s, May 14 1932
BRONC FIGHTER'S GIRL by Alan LeMay


Texas Rangers, March 1947
JACKSON OF HORNTOWN  by Louis L’Amour


Rio Kid Western, Spring 1945
SIX-GUN SHOWMAN by Ben Frank


Giant Western Magazine, February 1949
VACATION, AND NO MISTAKE
 by Ben Frank
A Boo Boo Bounce Story

Black Book Detective, February 1948
DEATH ENDS THE YEAR by Johnston McCulley


Texas Rangers, February 1947
DOC SWAP HIRES A HAND by Ben Frank


Texas Rangers, April 1951
 WE SHAPED THE LAND WITH OUR GUNS  by Louis L’Amour


Popular Western, May 1946
TRAP FOR A BANDIT  by Paul S. Powers


Ten Detective Aces, March 1949
THE FOURTH CORPSE by Norman A. Daniels







PulpFest 2014 began on Thursday evening.
The past few years, William Lampkin has gathered links to post-convention reports as they turned up online.
This year, he will be posting daily from PulpFest.

You'll be able to find regular Bill's updates at his Yellowed Perils blog, and on ThePulp.Net's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.
 (No registration is required for viewing any of our social media feeds; you'll only need to be registered to comment.)

Details and links, are posted at Yellowed Perils!



Pulp Adventurecon


The next Pulp Adventurecon is scheduled for November 1st, 2014.

That's a Saturday.

 It remains a mildly magnificent show, wrapping up the Year In Pulps
after weekend-long conventions like the Windy City show and Pulpfest,
not to mention the little satellite shows across the good old U.S. of A.

Keep those want lists ready, 'cuz we expect to have the best show yet.

Bordentown, New Jersey ... and specifically the Ramada Inn ...
That oasis just off Exit 7 of the New Jersey Turnpike becomes a pulp collecting mecca every November.
Start planning to make your pilgrimage, especially if you are one of those hold-outs yet to attend.
We'll have the usual fine display room jam-packed with all sorts of stuff.
There's something for everyone, whether you collect H.P. Lovecraft,
Dashiell Hammett, The Shadow and Doc Savage, Argosy and Black Mask ...
the list cound quite possibly be endless ...

For more information about displaying, contact us at: boldventurepress@aol.com.



Bold Venture Press



Pulp Crazy - Now online!

PulpFest 2014 – August 7-10, Columbus, Ohio - New!
The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow & PJF’s Wold Newton Family
Pulp Crazy – The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Ron Marz and Ivan Rodriguez

With Dust Their Glittering Towers by Christopher Paul Carey
Sleuth Girl by Don George
Adept’s Gambit the Original Version by Fritz Leiber
Ignition City

Pulp Den - Now online!

A Billion Ways To Die - New!
Interview With JoAnna Senger - New!
Three-Card Monte
Vulture Au Vin
Steve Payne Interview Part One
Steve Payne Interview Part Two


         Pulp Den  

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

Leonard H. Nason - Soldier, Writer
Leonard H. Nason's advice on writing adventure stories
5 most significant pulp magazines?



Recoverings
Tarzan of the Apes

Now available!
Sale price extended thru August 31!


THE CENTENARY CONTINUES.

I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE CENTENNIAL SALE of the limited edition, letterpress TARZAN OF THE APES dust-jacket to the end of August.

The regular edition continues to be $50.00 and the Signature edition is only $100.00. These are the original pre-publication prices from 2004.

If you are not familiar with this dust-jacket replica, it is the only authentic reproduction of one of the most sought-after dust-jackets in all book collecting. Both George McWhorter and Danton Burroughs provided source jackets for the production and both approved the final printing.

In addition to the letterpress bibliographic bookmark that accompanies each jacket every order sold this year, 2014, will receive the special gold foil keepsake card, mounted on a sample of the exact same paper as the dust-jacket, to commemorate this important anniversary.


ERB, INC. AUTHORIZED VENUS SERIES JACKETS NOW AVAILABLE.

AT LONG LAST the complete series of four dust-jackets for the Venus books is finalized and they're ready for your collection. Hi-res scans of the ERB, Inc.-owned St. John painting for PIRATES OF VENUS and of the original John Coleman Burroughs' ESCAPE ON VENUS art were used to reconstruct these great covers. You can soon read more about what went into making these the best reproductions on the market at The Back Flap blog.

ALSO, read why the dust-jacket of THE RETURN OF TARZAN is on hiatus.

Recoverings


RED SONJA #11 - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Gail Simone (Art) Walter Geovani
(Cover) Main: Jenny Frison; Variant: 
Emanuela Lupacchino

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

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





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

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

May 24-August 30
THE HOPE DIAMOND MYSTERY Episodes 1-15

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

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Major Shadow News!

The Shadow Fan returns for Episode 69 and he's got some major news to talk about -- Will Murray confirms the upcoming Doc Savage/The Shadow novel and Dynamite announces Masks II!  
 Plus: we review The Shadow # 0 and The Shadow: Midnight In Moscow # 2.
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

The Living Joss - New!
Master of Flame - New!
Fountain of Death
The Triple Trail -
House of Shadows
Tarzan (DVD) - Now available!

Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga franchise) headlines the newest incarnation of the iconic tale Tarzan®, available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) exclusively at Walmart August 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film will be available on Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere the same day. Tarzan will be available three weeks earlier on Digital HD July 15. Based on the 'Tarzan' stories created by  Burroughs, one of the most classic coming of age stories of all time is now completely re-imagined for a new generation in stunning CGI-animation. In its initial theatrical release the film has grossed over $35 million globally. Directed by Reinhard Klooss (Animals United) from a screen story and screenplay by him as well, Tarzan also features the voice talents of Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) and Jaime Ray Newman (TV's "Mind Games").
 
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family's helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy J.J., nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle - until he encounters another human being, the courageous and beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it's love at first sight - and the beginning of a thrilling adventure - as Tarzan uses his instincts and intellect to protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.
  
With bonus material including three behind-the-scenes featurettes, Tarzan will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
  
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
"Behind the Scenes with Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke" featurette
"Becoming Gorillas" featurette
"The Making of Tarzan" featurette


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
DVD Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles:  English and Spanish
Run Time: 94 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital


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.

PulpFest This Weekend - New!
A Survey of Monsters--Part Four
A Survey of Monsters--Part Three
A Survey of Monsters--Part Two
A Survey of Monsters--Part One

WALLY WOOD COMPLETE GALAXY ILLUSTRATIONS HC
(Writer) Roger Hill; (Art) Wally Wood
Coming September 16!


Wally Wood's career is legendary among the annals of comic's history. He rocketed to fame working on Will Eisner's The Spirit newspaper strip a nd became one of the most talented artists working for EC Comics during the 1950s. Wood also became a star of EC's satire comic called Mad, which went on to even greater success as a magazine, allowing the artist to apply his amazing talents in a broader spectrum. When the comics industry fell on lean times during the mid 1950s, Wood segued into the field of science fiction pulp illustration, providing over 200 beautiful drawings and several color cover paintings for the digest magazines; particularly Galaxy. Wood left behind a legacy of great art, much of which has never been reprinted. This book will feature them all. Long time Wally Wood historian Roger Hill has spent the past twenty years pulling together the history of Wood's involvement with the pulp digests and tracking down original art for this project. Over half of the images have been pulled from the originals or from Wood's personal file copies, allowing Wood fans the finest possible reproduction!

Hardcover, B&W, 160 pages, 8.5” x 11”, $29.99


WARLORD OF MARS VOLUME 4 TPB - Arriving in comic shops August 13!
(Writer) Arvid Nelson
(Art) Vincente Cifuentes, Leandro Oliviera, Everton Sousa, Rafael Lanhellas
(Cover) Joe Jusko

John Carter smashed the power of the Therns, the evil priests who enslaved Mars for thousands of years with their false religion. But Matai Shang, the Holy Father of their order, has found the perfect way to strike back: through Carter's beloved, Dejah Thoris. Shang has kidnapped the princess and is heading for a remote kingdom that still blindly clings to his discredited faith. Meanwhile, distressing evidence emerges of a conspiracy that threatens to break the fragile peace, plummeting the Red Martians against the savage Green hordes! Can Carter's most steadfast ally, the mighty Tars Tarkas, overcome his own bestial urges and save the planet?

Trade paperback, 7x10, 240 pages, Full Color, $24.99





William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
A Must for Sax Rohmer Fans – A Rohmer Miscellany 

John Robert Colombo is a Canadian author and poet with over 200 titles to his credit. Apart from the acclaim his creative work has brought him, he is also a lifelong Sax Rohmer fan and collector who has distinguished himself in this rarefied circle. A charter member of the now-defunct Sax Rohmer Society and early contributor to the society’s official publication, The Rohmer Review, Colombo never lost his passion for the weird fiction of this former bestselling thriller author. Rather late in his prestigious literary career, Colombo decided to contribute to Rohmerania by expanding the author’s catalogue in conjunction with Dr. George Vanderburgh’s Battered Silicon Dispatch Box imprint.

Read the rest at the links below.





 


01 August 2014

2014 and 2015 Film Releases

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

September 26, 2014
THE EQUALIZER
October 17, 2014
DRACULA UNTOLD
November 7, 2014
November 21, 2014

INTERSTELLAR
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1

December 17, 2014
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
January 16, 2015
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.


Airship 27 Productions
CHALLENGER STORM VOLUME 2: THE CURSE OF POSEIDON
Now available!

Airship 27 Productions is thrilled to announce the release of the second Challenger Storm adventure as written by creator Don Gates and illustrated by award winning artist Michael Kaluta.

“Challenger Storm’s debut novel, “The Isle of Blood,” was a delight to all pulp fans everywhere,” says Airship 27 Managing Editor Ron Fortier.  “In Storm, Don Gates has given us a classic pulp hero in the grand tradition of Doc Savage, Jim Anthony and Captain Hazzard.  Add illustrations and covers by one of the finest artists in the world today and you have a recipe for excellence.  With “Curse of Poisidon,” Gates and Kaluta have amped up the action and thrills that is sure to thrill our readers.”

When several cargo ships begin disappearing on the waters of the Aegean Sea rumors begin to spread about black-armored demons rising up out of the deep.  For Challenger Storm and his MARDL team, these events hold no particular interest until one of Storm’s troubleshooters, Diana St.Clair, informs him that her former lover, and one-time MARDL scientist, Herbert Chambers is among the missing.

Later a freakish wave wipes out a small Greek fishing village leaving only a handful of survivors.  Is it possible someone has learned how to control the seas to do their bidding? When Storm and his companions arrive at a mid-ocean refueling station, they are attacked by saboteurs wielding bizarre rifles that fire sea-water.

Who is the mysterious figure calling himself Poseidon and what is the secret of his ability to create monstrous tidal waves?  Can Challenger Storm find his underwater base in time to stop this mad genius before he rains down more watery destruction upon unsuspecting coastal populations?  Is mankind is doomed to be ruled by a new King of the Seas! 

Here is high-octane pulp adventure on…and below the waves!

“Curse of Poseidon” was edited by Fortier with book design by Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis and is now available in both hard copy and on Kindle.


Airship 27 Productions – Pulp Fiction For A New Generation!


Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Complete Cases of Keyhole Kerry, Volume 1
 by Frederick C. Davis, Introduction by Ed Hulse

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

 This relatively brief series (eight late Thirties entries) was written for Dime Detective by Frederick C. Davis, a tireless pulp scribe who sold more yarns to the magazine—73 in all—than any other contributor save T.T. Flynn. With a half-dozen recurring characters in this one rough-paper periodical, Davis was one of the many talented contributors who made Dime Detective a prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
 
234 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Grey Maiden: The Story of a Sword Through the Ages, The Complete Saga
 by Arthur D. Howden Smith,  Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
The Grey Maiden is a sword of legend. Forged by the pharaohs of Egypt and carried by great warriors from ancient Greece to the Middle East, the man who wields the Grey Maiden can never die by the blade of another sword. But that doesn’t make him immortal.
 
First appearing as a series in the pages of Popular Publications’ Adventure Magazine, Arthur D. Howden Smith’s epic traces the story of the sword as it shapes the destiny of the world. Collected together here are all nine tales of the Grey Maiden.
 
Smith was an American journalist, novelist and historian who wrote a number of popular series and stories for the pulps ranging from swashbuckling tales of the sea to yarns set in the American frontier.
 
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Buccaneer Blood: The Adventures of Denis Burke
 by H. Bedford-Jones

 
Fate leads Denis Burke, buccaneer-turned Irish soldier-of-fortune, from the intrigues of the Sun King’s Court to the distant shores of the Caribbean. Dramatic sea battles with crashing broadsides, exciting swordfights with traitorous villains, the hunt for treasure ships and lovely ladies are just some of the ingredients of this classic pulp era swashbuckler series.

 
247 pages / $14.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Long Road to Tomorrow: The Complete Saga, Volume 2
 by Arthur Leo Zagat

 
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch concludes here. Volume 2 contains the following stories:

“Sunrise Tomorrow”:
The road to liberty is long and perilous, but Dikar must lead his warrior Bunch down it swiftly—if America is to see again the bright sunrise of her matchless heritage.


“Long Road to Tomorrow”:
Follow this road by night, Dikar, with your knife always ready. For a man must proceed stealthily and with iron courage if his destination is a brave new world.

 
 
194 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Badmen on Halfaday Creek
 by James B. Hendryx, Introduction by Garyn Roberts, Ph.D.

 
Continuing the complete reprinting of the classic Halfaday Creek series by master Northwest author James B. Hendryx. Originally published in book form in 1950, this edition has gone back to utilize the original magazine text versions (dating from 1947 and 1948), including all of the original illustrations.

 Black John Smith awakens to find himself upside down in a mine shaft—and the latest series of Halfaday Creek adventures is in full swing. Needless to say, he is speedily rescued, for only Black John can keep the peace in his famous colony on the Yukon-Alaska border.

 Breaking the law in the interests of justice is his favorite pastime: this time his unconventional methods help him to solve the Case of the Chocolate-Covered Cartridges, the Case of the Poisoned Moose Meat, and the Case of the Other Black John. As usual, his ardent pursuit of justice add a few headstones to the Halfaday Creek cemetery, where the Hs (Hung) and the Ms (Murdered) outnumber the Ds (Died Natural).
 
Contains the following stories:
“Black John Pays a Debt”
 “Justice–and the Law”
 “Profit on Halfaday”
 “The Partnership Business”
 “Slight Misunderstanding on Halfaday”
 “Conspiracy on Halfaday”

  
263 pages / $19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

The Lost End of Nowhere: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 1
 by Gordon MacCreagh, Introduction by Sai Shankar

 
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.
 
Contains the following stories:
 “The Slave Runner”
 “The Ebony Juju”
 “The Lost End of Nowhere”

 
294 pages / $24.95 softcover / $34.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Unprofitable Ivory: The Complete Tales of Kingi Bwana, Volume 2
 by Gordon MacCreagh

 
“Anything can happen in Africa!”—that’s the credo of big game hunter, trader and safari guide King, known all over the Dark Continent as Kingi Bwana. Together with his two loyal companions, the deadly Masai warrior Barounggo and the wizened, cunning Hottentot Kaffa, the stoic American battles slave traders, ivory poachers, gold smugglers, arms traffickers, evil witch doctors and secret societies in the savanna and jungle of Central East Africa.

Contains the next five stories in the series:
“Quill Gold”
“Unprofitable Ivory”
“The Witch Casting”
“Strangers of the Amulet”
“The Ivory Killers”

 
$19.95 softcover / $29.95 hardcover

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Premiering at PulpFest!

Street Wolf: The Black Mask Stories of Frederick Nebel
 by Frederick Nebel
 Introduction by Rob Preston

 
Petty crooks, gangsters, rum runners, hijackers, jewel smugglers, Chinatown tongs, hard-boiled cops, tramp gunmen, a prize fighter, and a private dick. These are just a few of the characters found within the pages of this collection from master crime fiction writer Frederick Nebel. This book, the tenth volume in The Nebel Library, collects for the first time, the last sixteen remaining tales he wrote for Black Mask. Complete with their original illustrations.
 
Contains the following stories: 
“The Breaks of the Game”
 “Grain to Grain”
 “Dumb Luck”
 “China Silk”
 “Hounds of Darkness”
 “A Man With Sand”
 “Emeralds of Shade”
 “A Grudge is a Grudge”
 “With Benefit of Law”
 “The Penalty of the Code”
 “A Gun in the Dark”
 “Hell to Pay”
 “Street Wolf”
 “The Kill”
 “The Spot and the Lady”
 “It’s the Live Ones That Talk”

 
484 pages / $29.95 softcover / $39.95 hardcover


FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




American Fantasy Press
THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY
Coming in November - Now accepting pre-orders!

Eye popping preview of The Collectors' Book of Virgil Finlay!  -  New!

Coming this October in collaboration with Tattered Pages Press, a beautiful art book featuring Virgil Finlay art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis and Glynn Crain.
THE COLLECTORS BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY  will premier at the World Fantasy Convention in Virginia in conjunction with the Centeary celebration of Finlay's birth. This book will have pages and pages of Finlay's exquisite detailed art. 

Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

Bob Weinberg's been scanning original artwork since November of last year.

B&W Artwork includes: Virgil Finlay’s  famous H.P. Lovecraft portrait, the illustrations for The Ship of Ishtar and A Midsummer's Night Dream, at least one American Weekly piece, illustrations for Pegasus, Citadel of Fear, Manikins of Horror, The Colour out of Space, The Face in Abyss, The People of the Pit, Anthem, The Hairy Ones Shall Dance, and many more.

Color Artwork includes: Covers for A Brave New World; Famous Fantastic Mysteries: Minimum Man, Polaris of the Snows,  The Metal Monster; Galaxy: Captain Ahab

9" x 12" book, 208 pages, thick boards.

THE EDITIONS AVAILABLE 
A Buckram cloth-bound Trade Edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and smythe-sewn. 400 copies available.
Signed by Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.

 A Bonded leather-bound edition with a signed, cancelled publishers' payment check to Virgil Finlay. 26 copies.
This edition is also signed by Lail Finlay (Virgil Finlay's daughter), in addition to Bob  Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Shipped by Insured Priority Mail. 10 copies available through this Kickstarter.

  A Special Kickstarter Version of the Trade Edition.
90 copies of the Trade also signed by Lail Finlay as well as Bob W. and Doug.


Pre-order and pledge your support at the Kickstarter link below!

American Fantasy Press


The Kickstarter campaign is now over and fully funded!

The first new Virgil Finlay art book in twenty years will feature the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain and Robert K. Wiener.

Beginning today, a Kickstarter Campaign has been launched to help defray costs in publishing THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY an art book featuring Virgil Finlay pieces from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn Crain, and Robert K. Wiener.

Virgil Finlay was the most accomplished and outstanding line artist in American SF-Fantasy history. From 1936-1971 he illustrated an astounding amount of pulp fiction.  Beginning at WEIRD TALES, his interior art appeared in 62 WT issues and he painted 19 covers. His run only ended when the magazine did in 1954. He didn't stop there. For years afterward his illustrations appeared in almost every genre magazine: AMAZING, STRANGE STORIES, FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, FANTASTIC NOVELS, FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, IF, GALAXY and more. Through A. Merritt, he was hired as a staff artist for THE AMERICAN WEEKLY magazine and eventually worked for astrology magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1953, he won the Hugo Award for Best Interior Illustrator. He did the dust jacket art for Arkham House Publishers THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS and ROADS. He also illustrated the hardcover of A. Merritt's THE SHIP OF ISHTAR, worked for comics, and so much more. About 2500 pieces have been catalogued. He passed away in 1971 after a harsh bout with cancer. In 1996, he was awarded the Retro Hugo as Best Professional Artist of 1945. In 2012, Virgil Finlay was also posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Slated for release at the World Fantasy Convention's Virgil Finlay Centenary celebration on November 6-9, 2014, THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY stands to be a milestone in the history of sf-fantasy art publishing. It will be the first to have Finlay art scanned in high resolution directly from originals. It will contain 35 full color paintings by the artist, the largest collection of Finlay's color work ever assembled in print. It will also contain another 13 pages of additional color work, ranging from 2-color art pieces done for the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Clubs' solicitations to full-color cover roughs.

The Kickstarter campaign is schedule to end on Virgil Finlay's actual Centenary Birthday: July 23, 2014. The American Fantasy Press, Bob Garcia, and Bob Weinberg Facebook pages will hold a virtual birthday party for the artist with give-a-ways and more to celebrate.  The link for the Kickstarter is: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/565278014/the-collectors-book-of-virgil-finlay


The book will be released under Bob Garcia's American Fantasy Press imprint. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the principals, please contact Bob at garpubserv@aol.com


There are exciting Kickstarter add-on incentives such as the Atlantis print shown below.
Check them all out at the Kickstarter website link above and below.



Book Specifications:
9" x 12" Hardcover, 208 pages
Commentary on Virgil Finlay by two of the field?s foremost pulp art collectors: Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
Over 40 pages of color artwork and over 150 pages of black and white artwork.
A clothbound HC (signed by Weinberg and Ellis) & a leatherbound HC (signed by Weinberg,  Ellis and Virgil Finlay's daughter, Lail)  / ISBNs: TBA

ROBERT WEINBERG

Bob Weinberg as a noted author, editor and collector in the science fiction field. Over the years, Bob has written sixteen novels, sixteen non-fiction books, edited over a hundred anthologies and has written a number of comic books. He's also a collector of rare pulp magazines and original science fiction art. His original art collection contains hundreds of pieces from various artists and includes almost 100 Finlay pieces all of which appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

DOUG ELLIS

Doug is a collector of pulp, science fiction and fantasy art, and he and his wife, Deb, have one of the largest collections of pulp art in North America. He co-founded and co-organizes the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, whose art show has displayed thousands of vintage illustrations. His Tattered Pages Press published the acclaimed pulp fanzine PULP VAULT, as well as other books on the pulps. He was one of the authors of THE ADVENTURE HOUSE GUIDE TO PULPS, and has edited several pulp anthologies, including the acclaimed Best of Adventure series. His book, UNCOVERED: THE HIDDEN ART OF THE GIRLIE PULPS, an in-depth study of the spicy pulps and their art, was named ForeWord Magazine's 2003 Popular Culture Book of the Year. For the Comic & Fantasy Art Amateur Press Association, he produced VIRGIL FINLAY: THE ART OF THINGS TO COME, a very limited print run booklet reproducing much of Finlay's art from the Science Fiction Book Club's "Things to Come" bulletin. His collection of Finlay art will also appear in THE COLLECTORS' BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY.

ROBERT GARCIA & AMERICAN FANTASY PRESS

Bob and his wife Nancy are the publishers of American Fantasy Press, which specializes in producing fantasy and horror limited editions, hardcovers and chapbooks. AF has presented the work of authors Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman & Gene Wolfe, Mike Resnick, Dennis Etchison, Steve Rasnic & Melanie Tem and Mary Frances Zambreno. "The Man on the Ceiling" (published as a chapbook) by the Tems won the World Fantasy, IHG and Stoker Awards. The original American Fantasy magazine brought Bob and Nancy a World Fantasy Award years ago. Since 1983, Bob has designed dozens of books and magazines for other specialty press companies.





ASTONISHING HEROES: Shades of Justiceby Gary Phillips - Now available!

iPulpFiction.com presents Astonishing Heroes: Shades of Justice by Gary Phillips in ebook and trade paperback.

Louis Trent is a high-rolling hit-man plucked from Hell only if he kills for Heaven.

An anonymous city bureaucrat, The Reclaimer, senses what evil lurks via emanations from tenement walls.

In the 1970s, Onyx Adams, a tough, kung fu’ing, Afro-wearing female private eye teams with a so-called b’wana devil, the Ghost Wolf, to thwart one of history’s greatest villains who’s come back from the dead.

The Silencer is a Vietnam vet who returns home—but the war goes on when a bomb injures him and kills the woman he loves.

A seeming sellout Uncle Tom agent provocateur, American Black, reveals other plans.

A weed smoking, easygoing inner-city teen working in an old folks home inherits amazing powers and responsibilities from WWII-era heroine Victory Angel as Kidd Vee and several of the heroes team up in the past and present to prevent a climate calamity plotted by a fanatical billionaire.

In this anthology of 10 action-packed prose stories, veteran crime and mystery fictioneer and graphic novelist Gary Phillips  (author of Big Water, Warlord of Willow Ridge, and co-editor of the acclaimed Black Pulp anthology) offers his rip-roaring revisionist take on the superhero genre—The Watchman meets Manchild in the Promised Land. As a special to this collection, Phillips has written an original outing bringing together several of these characters in one adventure for the first time ever.



Andy McDermott: The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) - Coming September 30!

In a Stockholm museum, thieves steal an enormous Norse runestone, but not before killing a security guard. When Nina Wilde, head of the International Heritage Agency (IHA), and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, arrive to investigate, they are told a chilling story: A scholar has discovered that the stone may be one of two keys to finding the mythological site of Valhalla, where the Vikings predicted the world’s final battle would begin. The second stone lies at the bottom of a Norwegian lake. But when Nina and Eddie race to the scene, they’re hit with a shocking surprise.
 
 Covert agents from around the world, including a ruthless mole in the IHA, are drawn into a lethal game, . Then a disturbing secret surfaces from Eddie’s past, involving a mission in Vietnam and a woman he tried to save. Suddenly suspicious of her own husband, Nina cannot afford to stop the perilous search for the artifact. For somewhere in a remote wilderness, two forces are about to converge: one that could save the world . . . and one that could destroy it.


Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Dell

List Price: $9.99


Beb Books - Now available!

Countdown to Pulpfest!
Presenting the final issue of Secret Agent X!

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie (Secret Agent "X" #41, March, 1939)


Out of a grim medieval castle they brought her—Madam Death, the beautiful one, whose touch meant destruction.
And when the Crimson Coterie sought to erect the yoke of world empire upon her hell-brought bondage, Secret Agent X found himself manacled to the pyre of her lethal flesh.

Bonus Story - also from the March 1939 issue:  Program for Plunder by Robert Leslie Bellem

Yoke of the Crimson Coterie, last of the Secret Agent X novels. is $6.00 plus postage

Our second novel release for this week is:
The Haunted Legacy by Perley Poore Sheehan (writing as “Paul Regard”)

Count Carlos Turga has lived a life of privilege and easy as befitting a wealthy young man living in America. Then on his twenty-first birthday he is summoned to a underground meeting where he is told that he is the instrument of destiny, the harbinger of doom to the family Frelinghuysen, a noble house in Bohemia, cursed by the gypsies for some horrendous crime committed centuries ago. The Frelinghusen’s have fled to America and changed their name to Frail in an effort to avoid the curse. But the gypsies have followed just as fast. Turga has no interested in interrupting his indolent life for some meaningless revenge, but fate seems to bring him back again and again to the fated family. Will he at last be able to escape Destiny or will he be destroyed by it? 80 pages for $6.00 plus postage

And don’t forget these other great reprints from BeB Books:

Secret Agent X #40 (December, 1938): CORPSE CONTRABAND
Ten thousand years ago it had been written in brass that the Yezidee would overrun the world with blood. And now Erlika, the daughter of Satan, had smuggled in the Yezidee to form an unholy alliance with the American underworld. And Secret Agent X—man of a thousand faces—found himself stalemated by ageless magic and barbaric cruelty.

Bonus Story: Homicide Master by Norman A. Daniels (from the same issue)
A CAREFUL MURDERER can arrange his alibi, pick his victim and the most opportune place for the killing. But no murderer, regardless of his sagacity, can foresee the tricks of fate.

($6.00 plus postage).

Secret Agent X #39 (out of 41): CURSE OF THE CRIMSON HORDE
In May, 1938 Ace Magazines launched a imitation Doc Savage magazine, Captain Hazzard, which was promptly cancelled. The story for what would be it’s second issue was quickly revised into a Secret Agent X yarn and published in the September 1938 issue of that magazine. The result is a bit of an unusual tale that takes the Agent from the pearl markets of New York, across country and across the seas to Singapore and the Malay islands. He is in pursuit of a rare blood-red pearl called the “Red Maggot” thought to be sacred to the Malaysians. The possessor of the Red Maggot could launch a war driving white men out of the south seas.  The story leads to a mysterious “Lost Island” and a horrific “Coral Death.” Is the Man of a Thousand Faces up to the Challenge of a Thousand Perils?  Read and see. ($6.00 plus postage).

Bonus Feature: From the same issue “The Sinister Curtain by Kenneth Keith. A Private Detective tries to lure a confession of murder by creating his own radio boradcast.


THE WAR CLOTH by J. Allen Dunn
World War I comes to the South Pacific when a boat-load of Germans land up on the island of Talofah. All goes well until the Talofahians bring out their most sacred object, an old American flag, what they call the War-Cloth since their language has no word for “flag.” The German leader spits on the flag which starts a riot, leaving many people dead and begins a war with the Germans and the Polynesians. Queen Kalani leads her people in retreat to a mountain summit, an old volcano’s crater and with them protected there from the guns of the Germans goes on a desperate quest to a distant island in hopes of aid from the “Merikani” whose flag they worship. An exciting tale of violence, treachery, love and endurance. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE TREASURE OF VANISHED MEN by James Francis Dwyer
Thurland Spillaine and his brother Flane, are hard bite by the Treasure bug. A chance meeting with a Russian Count at a Paris café sends them on a thrill packed adventure across the world to Angkor Wat, and up the Mekong River to where the people of Angkor Wat fled when plague struck the city. There the Count promises them a vast treasure. And in return a Monk who claims to have been there at the time will teach the Count his secret of immortality. Pursued by a gang hoping to steal the treasure ahead of them and a short-tempered monk who can cast death into another with a flick of his fingers theirs is a thrilling adventure into deepest unknown southeast Asia. ($6.00 plus postage).

THE LADY FULVIA STORIES
The year is 1148 and Sicily is the crossroads of the known world and one of the bedrocks of the Kingdom is Sicily is the fief of Rocca Forte, the stone fort, ruled over by Count Arnulfo and his young daughter, the Lady Fulvia. Born of mixed Norman and Italy blood, Fulvia is as clever and strong-willed as she is beautiful. Men come to claim her as her father, well into his sixties is less able to protect her, forcing Fulvia to match brawn with brains, and wins every time.

Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur were frequent contributors to Adventure during the teens and twenties, often of historical adventures like these. These five stories are marvels of compression, character, drama and inventive solutions to difficult problems. They are a joy to read.  $6.00 (plus postage)


SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURES by J. Allan Dunn.
To save a friend a doctor must create a greater magic than that possessed by the tribes Witch Doctor.
A fight over a woman leads to a fight over a priceless pear.
A well-intending Captain’s wife starts the first sexual revolution on a remote Pacific island.
To research/steal a priceless and historically important jade mask an Anthropologist treks into the heart of New Zealand’s cannibalistic country.
These are only some of the stories in this collection of thrills from Adventure.  Six great short stories and a long novelette for only $9.00 (plus postage)

ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART by Victor Rousseau
Beb Books are started with the intention of reprinting the many excellent fantasy and science fiction stories in the early pulps. Many we have. But it’s been a while since we’ve found a fantasy as good as this. First published in Railroad Man’s Magazine in 1919, reprinted once in London in 1925, Beb Books is excited to bring to light for the first time in over 85 years, Victor Rousseau’s wonderful Lost Race novel, Eric of the Strong Heart.

Eric Silverstein considers himself a coward but a chance meeting with a beautiful woman who speaks the language of a thousand years before intrigues him and when she disappears Eric puts his fears aside, buys a yacht and goes after her into the far, far north. There he find a magical land of Trolls, tyrants, a magnificent palace called Rangarok and a prophecy that an outside would bring destruction to the palace and free the princesses people.
Share Eric's thrilling adventures in Eric of the Strong Heart. 92 pages for $9 (plus postage)

THE REDHEADS by Captain A. E. Dingle

“Red” Saunders, a hot-tempered, two-fisted trader, finds himself blacklisted by the Dutch merchants around Borneo.  With no one willing to ship with him Saunders takes up with another red head, Englishman by the name of Beauchamp, who bought title to a tract of land rich in gold and oil. But someone wants Beauchamp to give up on his claim and riches therein. Saunders, loving nothing better than a fight offers to take his crew and help secure his claim.   Thus begins a rumble-tumble tale of brisk action, devious villains and a pair of women who have no intention of leave the men they love alone. 80 pages of South Seas excitement for on $6.00 (plus postage)

JANIE PASY A DEBT OF HONOR
Slice of life adventure drifting down the Mississippi. $6.00, plus postage

MISS SMYTHE OF THE SAHARA by Achmed Abdullah
Challenges of being a trader in the North African desert. From Collier’s magazine. $6.00 plus postage.

DANGEROUS MEN by Gordon Young  
A gambler with a heart of gold...and fists of iron. Proto-hard boiled fiction. 104 pages, $9.00 plus postage.


In case you missed them, here is a list of other of our recent offerings.

The Thrill Book Library - Cobra Girl and other Eastern Adventures
Down the Coast of Shadows (Perley Poore Sheehan and other authors)
Wolves of the Steppe (Greye LaSpina an other authors)
Guilt! - Tales of Remorse
Juju by Murray Leinster and other tales of Africa
The Opium Ship & Mr. Shen of Shensi by H. Bedford-Jones
The Red Lure by Frank L. Packard and other stories
The Stone Image by Seabury Quinn and other weird tales
The Jeweled Ibis and other stories of Africa
The Street Without a Name more strange tales and
The Man From Thebes - a humorous tale of a mummy in modern day America by W. W. Cook
Secret Agent “X” #34 (October, 1937)
Secret Agent “X” #37 (April, 1938)
Secret Agent “X” #38 (June, 1938)
Each book only $6.00 (plus postage.)


The first eight issues of Secret Agent “X” collecting all the stories, feature and art in each issue.
Each book only $9.00 (plus postage)


Beb Books are always set in new, readable type and printed on 8.5 by 11 inch paper and side stapled.
All the original art, when it exists, is included.  Postage is just $3.00 for the first three books and 25 cents more per additional book


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

Brian Earl Brown
11675 Beaconsfield
Detroit, MI 48224

Have a question? Would like to see our complete list of titles? Write to beb01@sprynet.com.










Black Coat Press
Now available!


THE HUMAN ANT AND OTHER STORIES
by Han Ryner, adapted by Brian Stableford

Han Ryner (1861-1938) was a French anarchist, a philosopher and a startlingly original science fiction writer in pre-Wellsian, French scientific romance; he was once voted the Prince of Storytellers by a popular magazine.

In The Human Ant (1901), a man is miraculously transformed into an ant by a fairy. Trapped into the universe of the ants for a year, he discovers the beauty, intelligence and heroism of this tiny species which, in turn, forces him to reflect upon the sad world of men.

In The Pacifists (1914), a small band of men shipwrecked in the Sargasso Sea encounter a peaceful utopian Atlantean civilization who have domesticated a universal form of energy.

The Human Ant is a relatively mild admonition to humans to broaden their minds and become more sensitively aware of their limitations; The Pacifists is a full-frontal assault on human vanity and so-called civilization.
            
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 332 pages 


THE SILENT BOMB
by Charles Dodeman, adapted by Brian Stableford


War-anticipation stories began to published just before World War I, reflecting the mood of the times. During the war itself, the archetypal thriller was likely to be a covert spy story featuring new, game-changing technologies and embryonic superweapons.

Once the subgenre was established, it was maintained even in peacetime by its inherent melodramatic potential-it is still thriving today-but its difficult birth took place in France and Charles Dodeman's The Silent Bomb (1916) was one of its pioneers. It is one of the earliest thrillers to be set during a war that was actually going on at the time of its publication, without the benefit of hindsight.

In it, Dodeman imagines a new, revolutionary type of bomb that, one that today, we would call a "dirty bomb" capable of spreading radioactive particles, delivered through radio-controlled miniature aircrafts, i.e.: "drones."


US $20.95 / GBP £10.99
5x8 trade paperback, 236 pages



When inhuman monsters walk the Earth, threatening the good and the helpless, Justice has no stronger defenders than Harry Dickson and his assistant Tom Wills, who fight the forces of evil and cast them back into the Darkness from whence they came.

Harry Dickson began as an unauthorized Sherlock Holmes pulp series in Germany in 1907, before changing its name and morphing into a hugely popular saga in Holland, Belgium and France, with 178 issues published between 1927 and 1938, especially after it was entrusted to the editorship of Belgian horrormeister Jean Ray.

This volume includes two original episodes plus 16 short stories paying homage of the greatest Holmesian pastiche of all times.

In Harry Dickson Vs. The Spider, Dickson meets his greatest foe, the cunning and merciless Georgette Cuvelier, a.k.a. Madame Spider, daughter of the detective's earlier nemesis, the monstrous Professor Flax.
In The Phantom Executioners, the diabolical Georgette has sworn to revenge herself upon Harry Dickson, but can she do so if she's also fallen in love with her enemy?


US $29.95 / GBP £19.99
5x8 trade paperback, 404 pages



The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries - Coming October 21!

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible.

Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more.


Trade Paperback: 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage

List Price: $25.00


Black Mask / MysteriousPress.com / Open Road Media
 Coming August 12!


When a dangerous criminal breaks out of jail, the Island detective is on the case

Palerdo should have been executed for the murder of Carlos Mantiro. Granted clemency, he is sent to prison instead. Palerdo vows to kill Señora Mantiro, whom he hates with a passion. To detective Jo Gar, something about the story doesn't add up-men kill the husbands of women they love, not women they hate. When Palerdo breaks out of prison and the Filipino police find the señora's strangled body, nearly everyone is positive Palerdo has struck again. 
 
But Gar isn't so sure. If the señora had been the target, Palerdo wouldn't have bothered to bump off her driver too. And a seasoned criminal would have waited for cover of darkness to exact his revenge. Convinced that the real murderer is trying to frame Palerdo, Gar begins his investigation. Will Palerdo be the next victim?




Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Coming soon!


The second in a two-volume history of silent-era movie serials. It has been designed to resemble its predecessor, DISTRESSED DAMSELS AND MASKED MARAUDERS, so that anybody familiar with the earlier book will recognize the new one as a companion volume. The spine design is also the same, so the two tomes will look fine when shelved side by side.
 
The 100,000 words of DISTRESSED DAMSELS included an overview of the silent serial and a lengthy narrative history of Pathé Exchange, the company responsible for most of the period’s classic chapter plays. 
HANDSOME HEROES offers a similar treatment of Carl Laemmle’s Universal Pictures, Pathé’s leading competitor, along with an extensive survey of serials made and distributed by the field’s other major players: Vitagraph, Arrow, Rayart, Mascot, and more.
 
Anyone who’s read DISTRESSED DAMSELS knows that it was exhaustively researched, and the same goes for 
HANDSOME HEROES — the text of which, after all, was intended for inclusion in the first book. There was no way Murania Press could feasibly publish a single volume with so much wordage and so many illustrations. Like DISTRESSED DAMSELS, the upcoming tome tops 100,000 words and reproduces more than 250 rare photos, posters, ad mats, lobby cards, and frame blow-ups.
 
Layout is well underway and the book is expected to be finished before summer’s end.  However, a publication date will NOT be announced until an approved proof copy is in hand.  HANDSOME HEROES will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95, which includes shipping if you buy from Murania Press.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
THE PERILS OF PAULINE: CENTENNIAL EDITION
Now available!


During the summer of 1914 America’s moviegoers were enthralled by the daring feats of heiress Pauline Marvin, a high-spirited young woman with an insatiable hunger for adventure. Her dangerous exploits were dramatized by playwright Charles W. Goddard in half-hour installments released to theaters at two-week intervals. The episodes were connected by a single premise: Pauline’s guardian, Raymond Owen, was an unscrupulous rotter constantly scheming to do away with the girl and thus gain control of her fortune, as stipulated in the will of her late father. Owen and his henchmen routinely tried to snare Pauline in death traps and often came close to succeeding.

Popular screen actress Pearl White, a 24-year-old native of Missouri with extensive experience in stage melodrama, was chosen to play the plucky heroine. Charles W. Goddard, whose hit plays included The Ghost Breaker (1909) and The Misleading Lady (1913), whipped up a series of perils for Pauline and wrote the prose versions of each episode for Hearst’s papers. At a total of 77,500 words, they were long enough to warrant publication in a novel-length hardcover edition, which was issued later in 1914. But the book was not a big seller: most people interested in the story had already read it in the Hearst papers purchased for pennies. The Perils of Pauline hardcover never saw a second printing, and first-edition copies are rarely seen. Goddard’s novel is historically important because the celluloid Perils of Pauline no longer exists in its original form. Therefore, the book version is the closest that anybody will ever come to enjoying and appreciating the cinematic Perils.


This Centennial Edition of The Perils of Pauline also comes with a 4800-word essay on the serial’s making by Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder and author of Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, a history of silent-era chapter plays.



Blood 'N' Thunder / Murania Press
Blood 'N' Thunder #41
Premiering at PulpFest!






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

PulpFest: Just One Week Away! - New!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS
Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)
Items Added To Collectibles Section
Note To BNT Subscribers
Collectibles Section Being Restocked
2014 Memorial Day Weekend Sale Begins Friday Morning!


The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 292: Auralee Wallace
I want to apologize for the lateness of the show. I was out of state with very limited internet and also technical difficulties erase the first few minutes of the show and I have been uable to replace it. Hopefully the rest of the show will givee you an idea of how enjoyable the book is and how talented a writer Auralee is. I look forward to reading more of her Sidekick series. If you are a Tom Johnson fan (who isn't?) you get to hear about a possible story with him. Although if you read any stories with him the chances of him surviving are slim. Sorry about that Tom.

Episode 293: Bad Moon Rising 
Jeff Deischer joins Art to talk about his newest very enjoyable book Bad Moon Rising starring Major Wonder. Ric is out of state visiting family and will be back next week.
Jeffdeischer.blogspot.com


Episode 291: Ed Hulse and PulpFest 2014
Episode 290: Clayton Moore Lone Ranger
Episode 289: Ghost Gal
Episode 288: Jeff's Book of Short Stories
Episode 287: Pangaea Eden's Planet
Episode 286: Nick Ahlhelm
Episode 285: Glynn Owen Barrass


Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Coming September 2!
With Russell Blake

Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved—and filled with pre–Columbian artifacts from Mexico.

 How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl—and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven—begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery—or death.


Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
 Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
List Price: $28.95


Clive Cussler: The Eye of Heaven (A Fargo Adventure) - Coming October 28!
With Dirk Cussler

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult
List Price: $28.95


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

Pulp Gallery: Walter Baumhofer on DIME DETECTIVE - New!
Comic Gallery: Joe Lansdale's LONE RANGER and TONTO as portrayed by Tim Truman (1994)
- New!
Pulp Gallery: TERROR TALES (1934-35)
Comic Gallery: NORMAN SAUNDERS does G.I. JOE (1952)
Pulp Gallery: SPICY MYSTERY (1937)
Comic Gallery: THE LONE RANGER (1954) 
Forgotten Femme Fatales: Cleve F. Adams' VIOLET McDADE in "The Voice" (Read it Here!)



Doc Con XVII - October 17, 18 & 19, 2014!
Special Guest of Honor - Bob Larkin!

This year's theme will be the 50th anniversary of
Bantam's Doc Savage paperbacks. 


Comfort Suites University of Phoenix Stadium Area
9824 W Camelback Rd, Glendale, Arizona 85305
Get special room rates by mentioning the Doc Savage Convention.
Call 623 271-9005 for reservations.
Visit the Doc Con 2014 Facebook Event Page
for all the latest news and schedule announcements.

Registration is now open.
Lock in your spot at Doc Con XVII!


$30 pre-register price includes admission to Doc Con 17,
Personalized Doc Con 17 Commemorative name badge,
Doc Con swag bag, five raffle tickets and lunch.


Register by October 1st 2014 and you'll also receive a special
Bob Larkin / Doc Con gift that won't be available at the door!










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

 "The Lost Continent" by Martin Powell and Oscar González premieres in August!
 

This strip will join eleven others currently available on the  Burroughs comics website:
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Roy Thomas and Pablo Marcos, adapting the original Tarzan novels.
"Tarzan" by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg, featuring new Tarzan adventures.
John carter: Warlord of Mars by Roy Thomas and Rodolfo Pérez Garcia.
"Korak the Killer" by Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi.
"Carson of Venus" by Martin Powell and Tom Floyd.
"The Eternal Savage" by Martin Powell and Steven E. Gordon.
"The War Chief" by Martin Powell and Nik Poliwko.
"The Cave Girl" by Martin Powell and Diana Leto.
"Pellucidar" by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapsiz.
"The Land That Time Forgot" by Martin Powell and Pablo Marcos.
"The Mucker" by Ron Marz and Lee Moder



Edgar Rice Burroughs Comics
featuring art from your favorite ERB comic strips!
Now available!


The Land that Time Forgot Comic Tee
The Mucker Comic Tee
The War Chief Comic Tee
Carson of Venus Comic Tee
Pellucidar Comic Tee
John Carter Comic Tee
Eternal Savage Comic Tee
Korak the Killer Comic Logo Tee
Tarzan Comic Tee
Cave Girl Comic Tee
Tarzan of the Apes Comic Tee


Mens and Womens sizes
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL (+$2), XXXL (+$2)
$ 24.99 each








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


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

"Short-Cut to Justice" by Ralph Franklin from SECRET AGENT "X", June, 1937
A duck drowned in the water of the moat. A man died there - unmarked. And yet pure water filled this ditch of death encircling the killer's castle.
"Final Exam for a Death Degree" by Lawrence De Foy from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, July, 1944
Of the thirty private sleuths that went to college to learn to be masterminds at crime-detecting, clumsy Mooshkin was the dumbest. Yet when murder was committed right before their eyes, only one was able to spot it - Mooshkin, the class dunce!
"The Too Perfect Alibi" by Robert C. Dennis from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, December, 1947
Several people had a motive to kill the attractive redheaded widow. But it took the young doctor to analyze the ingredients that went into that rowboat rub-out.


Facebook - Now online!

There are numberous groups on Facebook that are of potential intrest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine



  Now online!

New on Famous (and forgotten) Fiction!

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

Also, after a great deal of behind-the-scenes work, the our "instant translation" version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue should now work in mobile devices! - New!
Baroness Orczy's armchair sleuth, the Old Man in the Corner, is featured in the twelve stories from the 1908 collection, The Old Man in the Corner, and the rarely reprinted tale, "The Glasgow Mystery," in weekly installments.
Story introductions, and an overview of the Old Man, are by Dan Neyer, and Illustrations are included where they were available.

The Glasgow Mystery

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

In Pictures
Two new annotated collections of Bob's Stuff

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

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

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


FIGHT CARD - Now available!

Battling Mahoney and Other Stories

Fight Card Presents: Battling Mahoney & Other Stories is the second in a series of charity anthologies from the Fight Card authors’ cooperative – a writers’ community featuring many of today’s finest fictioneers, including James Reasoner, Loren D. Estleman, Len Levinson, James Hopwood, Mark Finn, Jeremy L. C. Jones, Michael Zimmer, Marc Cameron, Nik Morton, Marsha Ward, Clay More, Chuck Tyrell, Bowie V. Ibarra, Art Bowshire, and featuring an extensive essay, On Boxing, by Willis Gordon.

Compiled by Paul Bishop and Jeremy L. C. Jones, 100% of the proceeds from these anthologies go directly to an author-in-need or a literacy charity. Words on paper are the life blood of a writer. The writers in this volume were willing to bleed in order to give a transfusion to one of their own – and then continue to bleed to give a transfusion to literacy charities in support of that most precious of commodities...readers. They are true fighters, every one...



FLASH GORDON #4 - Arriving in comic shops August 6!
Writer: Jeff Parker, Art: Evan Shaner,
Cover: Marc Laming

JEFF PARKER (Batman ’66, Aquaman), EVAN SHANER (Adventures Of Superman) & JORDIE BELLAIRE (Moon Knight) bring the thrilling first Flash arc to a stunning conclusion! Can  Flash Gordon harness the awesome antigravity ore in Prince Barin’s Arboria, and lead the masses against Ming The Merciless?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Gabriel Hunt - Coming August 24!
HUNT THROUGH NAPOLEON'S WEB  by Raymond Benson

Of all the priceless treasures Gabriel Hunt has sought, none means more to him than the one drawing him to the rugged terrain of Corsica and the exotic streets of Marrakesh: his own sister’s life. To save her, Hunt will have to challenge the mind of a tyrant two centuries dead—the calculating, ingenious Napoleon Bonaparte...



Girasol Collectables - August Pulp Replicas!

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

Terror Tales and Operator 5 are now at six (6) issues per year,
so that those two titles and the Spider will be completed around the same time in late 2015.
Girasol will also be tackling the complete 1926 year of Weird Tales over the next 2 or 3 years, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #107 from August 1942 - $35
Featuring "Fangs of the Dragon"
TERROR TALES #44 from Jan-Feb 1940
Featuring "Girls Who Lust for Death" by Russell Gray
"Their Flesh is Soft and Tender" by Wayne Rogers

WEIRD TALES #121 from April 1934 - $35
Featuring  "Shadows in the Moonlight" by Robert E. Howard
"The Death of Malygris" by Clark Ashton Smith   
 
 
 
Click here for covers of previous months Pulp Replicas

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

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

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

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


Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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