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12 September 2014
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12 September 2014

2015 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

The Art of Fine Gifts: The Cthulhu calendar is packed with weird and wonderful depictions of Lovecraft's monster who lurks beneath the deep. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists such as Eddie Sharam, Kari Christensen and Rafal Badan, you will be terrified and delighted in equal measure. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612703
Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99 / $11.99



2015 Pulp Fiction Wall Calendar - Now available!

The Art of Fine Gifts: This Pulp Fiction calendar offers an amazing collage of pulp magazine covers every month, featuring astounding artworks by masters, who encapsulate the macabre, weird and exciting genres contained within. Ranging from Weird Tales and Argosy, to Black Mask detective stories and Westerns, the names of celebrated genre authors can also be found on the covers. The datepad features previous and next month's views.

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612741

Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99
/ $11.99



Alchemy Press
NICK NIGHTMARE INVESTIGATES by Adrian Cole
Now available!

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    


Altus Press
Now available!

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 / $34.95 softcover / $22.96 hardcover / $6.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!



Altus Press
Now available!

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.

Contains the following stories:
 “The Forging”
 “The Slave of Marathon”
 “A Trooper of the Thessalonians”
 “Hanno’s Sword”
 “The Last Legion”
 “The Rider from the Desert”
 “Thord’s Wooing”
 “The Gritti Luck”
 “A Statement for the Queenes Majestie”
 
  $17.97 softcover / $29.95 hardcover / $6.99 ebook

FREE SHIPPING ON SOFTCOVER EDITIONS!




Altus Press
Coming later this month!

The Ice Genius





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!

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)

ARH Studios
Tarzan Cry  Polystone Statue
Coming in 2015!


Scale: 1/4th Polystone Statue

Sculpted by: John Cleary

Painted by: Arahom Radjah

Product Size: 23”H x 12”W x 11”D  

Limited Edition: 100        

Expected to Ship: 2nd Quarter 2015

List Price: $295


In the works and coming soon!
Frazetta Death Dealer
Frazetta Huntress
Frazetta Atlantis
Frazetta Barbarian
Tarzan Blind Rage (Tarzan Vs. Croc)





Art's Reviews Podcasts! - Coming September 18!

Art Sippo will be conducting interviews and reviews in the spirit of The Book Cave starting this month. 
The first podcast will be available on 18 September 2014. 
Art will be interviewing Will Murray and Joe DeVito on the ICE GENIUS, the next Wild Adventure of Doc Savage coming out later this month!
 



Bat Wing / Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer - Now available!

Sax Rohmer is the creator of the famous Asian villain, Fu Manchu. This volume features two occult mysteries from the 1920s featuring investigator Paul Harvey, Rohmer's homage to Poe's C. Auguste Dupin. Includes a new introduction by Rohmer expert, Gene Christie. "The nearest approach to the pure detective-story that Sax ever made." —Cay Van Ash & Elizabeth Sax Rohmer, Master of Villainy.

Paperback: 372 pages
$19.95






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

On My Way to Cinecon
BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer) Now Shipping To Subscribers
PulpFest: Just One Week Away!
Coming Soon: HANDSOME HEROES AND VICIOUS VILLAINS

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 299: Jonny Depp as Tonto
We are counting down to the last episode of the Book Cave. Ric, Art, and Rob Davis chat about the new Lone Ranger movie. This recording was done in January for my Popcorn Theatre podcast, but was never used.

Episode 298: Airship 27
Episode 297: Gary Phillips
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


The Bronze Gazette #71 (July 2014)
Now available!

This issue features:
Editorial
by Howard Wright
“The Great Lester” by Julian Puga
Doc Savage comicbook story: "The Smoke of Eternity" Part 1 of 3 from SHADOW COMICS #3, May 1940
“Justice Inc.” by Bert James
News Updates
Front Cover: Christian Diaz
Interior illustrations: Edd Cartier, Christian Diaz, and Ron Wilber


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

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

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


Captain Midnight #18 - Coming in December!
Joshua Williamson (Writer), Fernando Dagnino (Art), Javier Mena (Color), and Michael Broussard (Cover)


With teleporting assassin Helios on a tight leash, Captain Midnight and his allies soar south to infiltrate an impenetrable jungle compound and attempt to capture Midnight’s sidekick turned enemy, Chuck Ramsey, and force him to answer for his crimes. But what traps lie waiting in the undergrowth? And what mysterious forces is Chuck tapping into?


Full Color, 32 pages, $2.99
, On sale December 24

CHINESE PUZZLE - Now available!
By John Francis

WHAT IS THE CHINESE PUZZLE?

John Sterling, agent Keats of the British Secret Service, is sent into Communist China in 1952 to learn what DRAGON is.
What he knows is that DRAGON is an organisation behind mysterious radio transmissions that resulted in the assassinations of several agents of Western Intelligence agencies.
Is this a prelude to a deeper involvement by China in the Korean War? Or something more sinister?


Pulp author and interviewer Art Sippo said of Skull & Bones, the first volume, Jeff (using the pen name "John Francis") "NAILED Fleming's style and gave a terrific yarn with action, a terrific plot, and a very satisfying conclusion.  Ian could not have done any better.  Wherever he is, I am sure he would approve." He called the new volume "Terrific story!  Even better than Skull and Bones and that is saying something.  [Jeff's] knowledge of China and the time in question is impressive and fascinating. "

Page Count:166
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:5" x 8"
Language:English
Color:Black and White

List Price: $15.00


The Chronicles of King Conan Volume 10: The Warlord of Koth and Other Stories TP - Coming in February!
Don Kraar (Writer), Jim Owsley (Writer), Tony de Zuniga (Art), Geof Isherwood (Art), Mike Docherty (Pencils), Fraja Bator (Inks), George Roussos (Color), and Michael Kaluta (Cover)

While Conan’s armies engage the forces of the enemy alliance, dark machinations are afoot to strike at Conan’s own heart. The malign sorcerer Caliastros, in league with the Warlord of Koth, casts black spells that could take the lives of Conan’s wife and children and end his bloodline forever! Collects Marvel’s Conan the King #46–#50.


Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 208 pages, $19.99
, On sale February 25



Conan the Avenger #9 - Coming in December!
Fred Van Lente (Writer), Brian Ching (Art), Michael Atiyeh (Color), and Steve Ellis (Cover)

A war, a spy, and false allies stand in Conan’s way as he and his comrades fight to free the slave girl Natala in order to learn the location of a legendary treasure!


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.50, On sale December 24

Conan Volume 16: The Song of Bêlit TP - Coming in February!
Brian Wood (Writer), Paul Azaceta (Art), Riccardo Burchielli (Art), Leandro Fernández (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.

Trade Paperback, 7" x 10", Full Color, 176 pages, $19.99, On sale February 4


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

Forgotten Stories: RIDDLE IN THE RAIN by Robert Leslie Bellem (1943) - New!
Pulp Gallery: G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES (1933-34) - New!
SHADOW COMICS 37, 38 & 39 (1944) - New!
Forgotten Books: DEATH AT SEA by Richard Sale
Pulp Gallery: PLANET STORIES (1940-41)
Comic Gallery: SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (1941)
Pulp Gallery: BAUMHOFER does DIME MYSTERY (1935)


Denny Miller (1934–2014)

Former Tarzan actor Denny Miller, who starred in 1959's Tarzan The Ape Man, has passed away. He died at the age of 80, at his home in Las Vegas.

Denny was in many TV series in the 1960s and was a regular as Scott Miller on Wagon Train from 1961-1964. He also appeared as Sherriff Owen Kearney on the Lonesome Dove TV series.


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!






The Easton Press: THE MOON MAID TRILOGY - Now available!

Edgar Rice Burrough's Immortal Classics, Together In One Volume...

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

6" x 9", 400 pages

3 installment paymests of $39 each.




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 September 13!
 

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

Coming soon!
"The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot



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

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

"The Dude from Montana" by Emery Lester from ALL-STORY WEEKLY, June 22, 1918
A cowboy from Montana enters the Army during WWI and goes to boot camp.  Problem is, he is a free spirit not used to discipline and Army regulations.
"Off the Record" by Robert Wallace from THRILLING DETECTIVE, January, 1942
Ex-Captain Ed Mahoney Had to Use Crutches to Move His Body Around - but He Didn't Need Any Help to Make His Brain-Cells Click!
"The Shadowsmith Investigates" by Owen Fox Jerome from POPULAR DETECTIVE, June, 1941
Featuring: The Shadowsmith
A Mysterious Undercover Man Uses Strange Bait in His Trap to Capture a Perpetrator of Sabotage!


Frank Frazetta
Coming in December!


Dark Horse is proud to announce a new range of collectables licensed from the estate of perhaps the finest fantasy artist of our time, the late Frank Frazetta.
By special arrangement with his heirs, we are bringing forward selected images as the face cards and Jokers on a new deck of playing cards,
as well as coasters with some of the most savage heroes ever painted!

Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Playing Cards
Each deck includes 52 cards plus 2 jokers
$4.99

Frank Frazetta Warrior Coaster Set
Reproduced on high-quality 4” x 4” coasters, packaged in a sturdy full-color box
$9.99




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!

N. C. Wyeth ~ misc Pulp Covers 1909-1926
 - New!
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

Gotham Pulp Collectors Club -  September 13, 2014!

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

The GPCC is meeting this Saturday, Sept. 13th at the Jefferson Park Library on 6th Avenue (also called the Avenue of the Americas) near 9th street  from 1PM to 4PM on the third floor.  
We can talk about the recent PulpFest meeting (I'm sure the attendees would love to regale us with their tales of the PF), talk about recent pulp reads (original or reprint, it doesn't matter.




 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.



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

Dan Fowler: SCHOOL FOR MURDER

Special Agent Dan Fowler takes a lesson in death from the Masked Dean's course in crime--while murder and pillage,
smashing through state lines on a rampage of wholesale lawlessness, cringe from the onslaught of the G-Men.

182 pages, 6 x 9 inch
Retail Price $12.95
Imprint: Mystery House




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
MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S ELRIC VOLUME 1 (of 4): THE RUBY THRONE HC - Arriving in comic shops September 17!
(Writer) Julien Blondel (Art) Didier Poli, Robin Recht

A stunning new comic adaptation of the classic Elric of Melniboné novels by Michael Moorcock! The ancient island of Melniboné has been ruled by Elric, the albino emperor, for millennia. Reliant on magic and herbs for his strength and prolonged life, Elric's grip on Melniboné is crumbling, as his people slide into decadence. Now his envious cousin Yyrkoon, Prince of Melniboné, plots to overthrow him and claim the Ruby Throne for himself! Lavishly illustrated, this new comic adaptation has been produced with the full and enthusiastic endorsement of Moorcock himself, who has written an original introduction for this edition.

HARDCOVER, 8x11, 64 pages, Full Color, $12.99






The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/


Major celebrity announcement!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is around the corner. If you have not yet booked your hotel room, we suggest you do so today. Remember, every year the hotel rooms sell out in advance and people are unable to get a room. To get the special discounted convention rate you need to call the hotel directly at 410-785-3904. (If the phone rep cannot help, ask for Sharon Shapiro.)

Here's a quick announcement of three celebrities confirmed for this year's event, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014.

ANGELA CARTWRIGHT
We are pleased to announce that Angela Cartwright will be among the many guests at this year's MANC. Angela was one of the Von Trapp kids in The Sound of Music. She played the Danny Thomas' daughter on Make Room for Daddy. She played the youngest sister in Lost in Space.
Her resume is so extensive we cannot list them all! Click on her picture to learn more!

CONNIE STEVENS
It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture and Television Star, Broadway, Recording Artist and concert stage. Fans of Hawaiian Eye remember her best as Cricket. She appeared in many classics such as Dragstrip Riot (1958) and The Party Crashers (1958). She performed with Bob Hope in U.S.O. tours. And she will be among the guests at this year's MANC Convention.

GEORGE LAZENBY
What else can we say about one of the six men to officially play the role of James Bond? Perhaps we should introduce him as, "Bond, James Bond." Fans of the 007 franchise consider On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) as one of the best films in the series. And to have James Bond himself at the convention? What a real treat this will be!

And no, in real life he does not have a license to kill...



Moonstone Books - Coming in January!
SHERLOCK HOLMES & KOLCHAK the Night Stalker: Cry for Thunder novel
 
The long awaited MUCH EXPANDED (over TWICE the story!) novelization of the critically acclaimed crossover graphic novel!
 
Two of the most unique investigators of all time attempt to untangle the same mystery…100 years apart from each other! The lawless wild west- the hidden world of Victorian London- the present day hell of Hollywood…there…and back again.…one of the strangest stories never told…
 
“Gentile’s characterization was top-notch. Holmes is brilliant, sharp-tongued, crafty, manipulative, physical and surprisingly compassionate in his pursuit of justice in the name of an unjustly imprisoned immigrant…Gentile’s narrative voice for Kolchak perfectly captures Darren McGavin’s noirish voiceovers and downtrodden schmuck-who-won’t-give-up personality.”- BookGuide


Author: Joe Gentile
Cover: Doug Klauba
4.25” x 6.75” Softcover, 220 pages, $6.99
ISBN:  978-1-936814-87-9



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

The Black Stiletto - New!
The Rocket Girl
Denver Doll
Bai Jiang
Jeremiah Cotton
The Protectors



Pop Culture Archaeology - Episode 01 - Origin of the Comic Con - Now online!

Archaeologist and pop culture historian, Jeffrey Shanks, traces the origins of the comic con back to the fans of the science fiction pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s.


The Pulps
The Definitive Survey of a Re-Discovered American Genre
from the Lesser Collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Sensational paintings that gripped the Depression-era public
with their themes of adventure, mystery, horror, sci-fi and damsels in distress.

October 03 through December 26!

Now, for the first time, the world’s largest collection of Pulp Cover Art is presented in a comprehensive touring exhibition of the original paintings and the magazine covers they became.
 
The exhibition features Tarzan, The Shadow, Secret Agent X, The Mysterious Wu-Fang, The Spider, Doc Savage, The Scorpion, The Whisperer, The Black Mask, and The Lone Ranger.
 
Often described as unrepentant, unapologetic, unbridled and under-appreciated… these are the vivid and daring period illustrations which became the source of the visual language of today’s popular cinema (imaginative movies like Avatar and sensual films like Y Tu Mamá También), comic books, and multi-million copy video games.
 
In riveting and attention-grabbing imagery, the selected works reflect the subconscious urges of an economically deprived and sexually repressed generation. They set the stage decades ago for the expression of today’s liberated consumer culture. Having influenced generations of artists and writers, Pulp Cover Art has long been overlooked due to its subject matter, genre clichés, and rarity of existing examples.
 
This exhibition is the first in-depth look at these incredible yet misunderstood works of art, some of which, due to their controversial content, have not been seen in public since the Roaring Twenties. This definitive survey of sweeping scope and range explores the subjects and influential work of the artists who shaped American popular culture and the creative landscape for generations to come.
 
Featuring stunning art by the masters of the genre – Tom Lovell, J. Allen St. John, Virgil Finlay, Hannes Bok, Margaret Brundage, Rafael de Soto, and Enoch Bolles – the exhibition is culled from the world’s largest collection of Pulp Art at the New Britain Museum of American Art and documents Depression-era fantasy as depicted on the covers of popular literature.
 
The content recognizes the rebirth of interest in this genre demonstrated by the surge in new publications, nostalgia events, collectors and reproductions of original pulps by a growing number of new publishers.
 
As described by scholars and specialists who have studied the genre, Pulp Art … “is more than simply an American art form. It is a state of mind. Politically incorrect, shocking, offensive and obviously fun…. It is unforgettable.”

Friday, October 03 - Friday, December 26
12:00am - 12:00am
Main Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 871-1700

Audience: Adults


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.

This year, we'll be joined by Robert Gould, son of pulp illustrator John Fleming Gould, who thrilled readers with his action-packed illustrations in The Spider and Dime Detective, among other titles from Popular Publications. Robert and his brothers manage the Bethlehem Art Gallery, which features the "Legacy of Artist John Fleming Gould."

The Gould brothers, Robert, William and Paul continue the tradition started in 1957 by John and Mary Gould with the Bethlehem Art Gallery located at 58 Orrs Mills Rd. in Salisbury Mills NY. The Gould brothers continue to meet and expand the vision of their parents in providing New York State residents and beyond with images that capture the history and beauty of the Hudson River Valley and give the kind of high quality, friendly service expected from a family owned and operated business with fifty years experience.



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 Adventurecon


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Rastignac the Devil by Philip Jose Farmer - New!
Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Birthday – Free eBooks and Audio Books
Pulp Crazy – The Pale Man by Julius Long
PulpFest 2014 – New Fictioneers- Frank Schildiner



Pulp Den - Now online!

Apocalypsis: Season One - New!
The Bronze Gazette #71 - New!
The Rocket Girl's Tale
Six Weeks In The Moon
Black & White

         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


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: The Archie Shadow - New!
The pulp biographies of Philip José Farmer - New!
Pulp Comics: Justice Inc.
Robert Weinberg’s ‘Pulp Classics’
Pulp comics: Marvel’s Doc Savage
Harry Dickson, the American Sherlock Holmes
Yellowed Perils by William Lampkin

3 pulp questions: Barry Traylor
- New!
3 pulp questions: Jay Ryan
Hunting pulps in the wild

PulpFest 2014 wrap-up


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #56
The Green Lama #5 Audiobook
The Case of the Mad Maji &
The Case of the Vanishing Ships

by Kendell Foster Crossen
writing as Richard Foster
Read by James C. Lewis.
Liner Notes by Will Murray

Now available!



For our fifth Green Lama audiobook, we continue with our chronological readings from his classified casebook. As it happens, two of his most mystifying adventures have come around to make this a strangely satisfying listening experience.

The Case of the Mad Magi was first printed in the February, 1941 issue of Munsey’s Double Detective pulp magazine. Here, author Kendell Foster Crossen exploits one of his personal areas of expertise, the exciting world of the progressional magician. These were the halcyon days of Blackstone and Dunninger. Crossen was himself an amateur magician and close friends with several like-minded others, including Walter B. Gibson and Clayton Rawson, creators of The Shadow and The Scarlet Wizard, respectively, both of whom are mentioned in this superb story.


Here, The Green Lama pits his wits against an unknown magician of crime, backed up by his ever-shifting team of ordinary citizens plucked from all walks of life to assist in his investigations. What results is a riveting expose of the magical life, filled with behind-the-scenes secrets, but also packed with high drama.

In past cases, Jethro Dumont, the daring American who journeyed to Tibet only to return to the U. S. as a Buddhist priest dedicated to eradicating evil and suffering––not necessarily in that order––found himself in Hollywood, delving into crimes among the stars of the Silver Screen. Here, in The Case of the Vanishing Ships Lieutenant Caraway summons him to a different Hollywood to investigate a rash of passenger liners which are going missing off the Florida coast. Vanished without any trace of passengers, crew or even floating wreckage. Is this the work of Axis U-boats, Caribbean pirates, savage criminals––or something even more malevolent? Ken Crossen brings to bear his deep knowledge of magical misdirection to pull off a plot as audacious as a stage illusionist making a full-grown elephant vanish!

Follow the Green Lama as he pursues the bewildering clues to a shocking revelation.

This astonishing audiobook is read by James C. Lewis, who essays the triple role of Jethro Dumont and his jade-colored aliases, Reverend Dr. Pali and The Green Lama....Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama Knows! 6 hours $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs


Radio Archives
Will Murray's Pulp Classics #57
The Spider #15 Audiobook
The Red Death Rain

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

Now available!

During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly The Spider!

Never before or since has there been a hero like him. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known as the Master of Men.

For this latest release in our Will Murray Pulp Classics series of audiobooks, we asked our customers to pick their favorite Spider novel for recording. Many stories were nominated, but none outpolled any other. We did discover that most of you wanted to hear brought to life one of Norvell Page’s epic tales pitting the Master of Men against a villain in the vein of Fu Manchu, Dr. Yen Sin or Marvel Comics’ the Mandarin.

So we selected The Red Death Rain, the first of these white-hot face offs, wherein a malevolent mastermind has poisoned all of the liquor, cigarettes and coffee available to Manhattan. His name: The Red Mandarin. It’s well known that Marvel Comics’ writer Stan Lee was a faithful follower of The Spider magazine during his Depression youth. Could Lee have been thinking of this story when he created the Iron Man villain known as the Mandarin? You decide.

First printed in the December, 1934 issue of The Spider, The Red Death Rain is a thrill ride from start to finish, and boasts the most electrifying final scene in any of Page’s thrilling works. Many consider it the most unforgettable novel of the entire series.

Once more, Nick Santa Maria brings the action to vibrant life, narrating with a fever-pitch intensity worthy of the bloody pulps. Also included is an exciting short story by Arthur Leo Zagat, “Doc Turner’s Murder Mask,” read by Roy Worley. 6 hours $11.99 Download / $23.98 Audio CDs




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

The Spider #100: Death and The Spider
“When Death walks the earth like a man,” said Mar-lar-delan, ancient lama of Tibet, to Richard Wentworth, “you, my son — will die!” And truly, the forces of evil combined to overwhelm society — led by a man called... Death!... while the Spider, already declared to be a corpse, sought to prove that only the dying could defeat the King of the Dead! 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 Henry Treat Sperry
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 Henry Treat Sperry, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.

Battle Birds #45: Doom for the Hawks of Nippon
Beginning in 1932, Battle Birds brought readers a thrilling main story, referred to as a “novel”, that featured a rotating cast of main characters like The Three Mosquitoes and Smoke Wade. After nineteen issues, just over a year and a half after its debut, the magazine began to feature the air adventures of Dusty Ayres, and the magazine became officially titled Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds. This lasted until the summer of 1935 when the magazine folded after thirty-one issues. But Battle Birds wasn't finished; it would return. $2.99.
 
Dare-Devil Aces #73: Make Way For Death!
Dare-Devil Aces was another of the many pulps that rode the wave of popularity of World War I aviation tales in the decade after the conflict. It made its debut in February 1932 and lasted for an astounding 135 issues. It finally closed after World War II ended, with the November 1946 issue. During its run, it presented a wide assortment of high-flying aerial series, including The Red Falcon, The Vanished Legion, The Three Mosquitoes, Molloy and McNamara, The Black Sheep of Belogue, The Mongol Ace, Chinese Brady, Captain Babyface, Smoke Wade and others. Strap on your flying helmet, toss that scarf about your neck and get ready for some soaring action in the skies over France and Germany during the Great War. Dare-Devil Aces return in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.







Robert Chambers THE KING IN YELLOW - Coming Spring 2015!

Ian Culbard is going to be adapting THE KING IN YELLOW into a comic for Self Made Hero in Spring 2015.



Robert E. Howard Foundation: FISTS OF IRON VOLUME 3 - Coming soon!

CONTENTS
Intro: “Big Talk Don’t Bust No Chins” by Chris Gruber
Circus Fists
Vikings of the Gloves
Night of Battle
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey
Alleys of Darkness
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla
A New Game for Costigan
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus
The Slugger’s Game
General Ironfist
Sluggers of the Beach
The Honor of the Ship (originally untitled)
Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business…) (aka “Flying Knuckles”)
Iron-Clad Fists
Sailor Costigan and the Swami (originally untitled)
Alleys of Treachery


APPENDIX
Night of Battle (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (incomplete)
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey (3rd person version)
Alleys of Darkness (synopsis)
Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla (synopsis)
A New Game for Costigan (synopsis)
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus (synopsis)
The Slugger’s Game (synopsis)
General Ironfist (synopsis)
Sluggers of the Beach (synopsis)
Iron-Clad Fists (synopsis)
Alleys of Treachery (synopsis)
The Lord of the Ring, (part 3), by Patrice Louinet





THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN VOLUME 17 TP - Arriving in comic shops September 17!
Various (W/A)

Vastly outnumbered, Conan and his mercenary army retreat to a walled city where safety is assured . . . as is starvation within the enemy's encircling stranglehold. But the city holds a horrifying secret that makes the slow death of privation or the agonizing death of the blade seem welcome! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #171-180. Never before collected and out of print for over twenty years! Featuring famed comics and screen writer Gerry Conway.

520 pages, $19.99, in stores on September 17.





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!

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



The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Justice, Inc. begins!

This time around, The Shadow Fan reviews three recent Dynamite releases: Shadow in Moscow # 3, Shadow Over Innsmouth # 1 and Justice, Inc. # 1. It's another opportunity to talk about our favorite hero!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you.


If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
THE SHADOW: MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW #4 (OF 10) - Arriving in comic shops September 17!
(Writer/Art/Cover) Howard Chaykin

The City of Light welcomes the Creature of the night as The Shadow haunts the rooftops of Paris...one step behind his quarry--as the Doomsday clock clicks inexorably to Midnight...


Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale August 13

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The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Six Men of Evil - New!
Murder Trail
Voice of Death
Five Keys to Crime

Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Volume 4 (1974-1979) - Coming in February!

WINNER OF THE 2014 EISNER AWARD!

In the series conclusion, the final nine Sunday storylines by Russ Manning, in which Tarzan returns to Opar, Pellucidar, and Castra Sanguinarius, while Korak finds himself at the Sacred Lake of Krackao and the Elephants' Graveyard. Collecting the complete strips' run from March 24, 1974 through June 24, 1979.





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 Fifteen - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Fourteen - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Thirteen - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Twelve - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Eleven
A Survey of Monsters-Part Ten
A Survey of Monsters-Part Nine
A Survey of Monsters-Part Eight


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sax Rohmer… In the Beginning, Part Four

We already noted in our last installment that Arthur Henry Ward had adopted the pseudonym of Sax Rohmer for his relatively successful career as a music hall songwriter and comedy sketch writer. He would later claim that he worked as a newspaper reporter during these years, but that his articles were published anonymously. Allegedly he covered waterfront crime in Limehouse, but he also claimed to have successfully managed interviews with heads of state. There is little doubt the man was a great raconteur, but none of the anonymously published articles and interviews Rohmer credits himself with writing have ever been located by researchers. It is highly questionable whether he ever actually worked as a journalist or at least to the extent he claimed. What is factual is that he did begin having works published anonymously.

Read the rest at the links below.






 
05 September 2014

2014, 2015 and 2016 Film Releases

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
May 1, 2015
May 15, 2015
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
June 12, 2015
June 19, 2015
JURASSIC WORLD
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
July 1, 2015
July 17, 2015
July 24, 2015
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
POLTERGEIST
August 14, 2015
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
October 2, 2015
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
November 6, 2015
November 20, 2015
JAMES BOND 24
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
December 18, 2015
December 25, 2015

STAR WARS VII
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5

March 4, 2016
March 18, 2016
March 25, 2016

PROMETHEUS 2
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIENT PART 1
BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
May 6, 2016
May 27, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
June 24, 2016
THE MUMMY
July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
July 15, 2016
July 29, 2016
TARZAN
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2
UNTITLED NEXT BOURNE CHAPTER
PLANET OF THE APES 3
November 4, 2016
November 11, 2016
SKULL ISLAND
SINISTER SIX
December 16, 2016
December TBA, 2016

STAR WARS UNTITLED STANDALONE FILM
AVATAR 2

2015 Cthulhu Wall Calendar - Now available!

The Art of Fine Gifts: The Cthulhu calendar is packed with weird and wonderful depictions of Lovecraft's monster who lurks beneath the deep. Featuring the fantastic work of talented artists such as Eddie Sharam, Kari Christensen and Rafal Badan, you will be terrified and delighted in equal measure. The datepad features previous and next month’s views.

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612703
Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99 / $6.99



2015 Pulp Fiction Wall Calendar - Now available!

The Art of Fine Gifts: This Pulp Fiction calendar offers an amazing collage of pulp magazine covers every month, featuring astounding artworks by masters, who encapsulate the macabre, weird and exciting genres contained within. Ranging from Weird Tales and Argosy, to Black Mask detective stories and Westerns, the names of celebrated genre authors can also be found on the covers. The datepad features previous and next month's views.

Calendar: 12 pages
ISBN: 9781783612741

Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
£9.99
/ $6.99

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 Latest Dispatches
Now available on line!

Airman’s Code - New!

“The Hanger of Hate” by Donald E. Keyhoe - New!





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




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

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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

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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.






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


Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
Now available!

DOC SAVAGE Volume 29: "The Mental Wizard" & Secret of the Su" - EXPANDED JAMES BAMA VARIANT
The pulp era's greatest superhero seeks the lost secrets of Atlantis in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, deep in the Amazon, Doc Savage is drawn into the weird mystery of "The Mental Wizard" in his quest for a lost kingdom and the incredible creature known only as "Z." Then, plunging into the Everglades the Man of Bronze races against Doctor Light and his Nazi agents in a desperate search for "The Secret of the Su." BONUS: Doc confronts "The Society Amazonia" and their murderous conspiracy to create a New World Order controlled by women, in a lost 1943 Doc Savage radio adventure by Edward Gruskin. PLUS: a NEW 16-page section with exclusive commentary by James Bama and art historian Brian M. Kane! This special variant edition leads off a spectacular James Bama painting and also features the original color pulp covers by Robert G. Harris and Modest Stein plus the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books)  978-1-60877-153-0  Softcover, 7x10, 144 pages, B&W, $14.95


Anthony Tollin, P.O. Box 761474, San Antonio, TX 78245-1474
1 book: $14.95 plus $3.00 (First Class) or $2 (Media Mail) for postage and packaging
2 books: $29.90 (cover price) First Class postpaid
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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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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]

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

DOC SAVAGE #77: "Haunted Ocean" & "The Spook of Grandpa Eben" - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
The pulp era's greatest superhero returns in two chilling novels by Laurence Donovan and Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, bizarre disturbances on the sea floor, the disappearance of an international commission and a power blackout result in the President enlisting Doc Savage to investigate the "Haunted Ocean." Then, why is a chemical company owned by Doc Savage providing sub-standard chemicals for the war effort? Doc, Monk and Ham go ghost hunting to solve the strange mystery of "The Spook of Grandpa Eben." This instant collector's item showcases the classic pulp covers by Walter M. Baumhofer and Modest Stein, the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban and historical commentary by Will Murray, author of fifteen Doc Savage novels. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-155-4 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]

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Anthony Tollin's Sanctum Books
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THE SHADOW Volume 88: "The Creeper" and "Death's Masquerade"- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

The Master of Darkness demonstrates that "crime does not pay" in two macabre mysteries by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, a secret treasure map and a strange ebony casket hold the secret to a hidden fortune, but will it be claimed by its rightful heirs ... or the underworld crimelord known as "The Creeper"? Then, "Death's Masquerade" threatens the masked revelers of the Pageant of Progress unless The Shadow can unmask a serial murderer! This deluxe pulp reprint showcases both classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and the original interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-157-8 Softcover, 7x10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95

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


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Bat Wing / Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer - Now available!

Sax Rohmer is the creator of the famous Asian villain, Fu Manchu. This volume features two occult mysteries from the 1920s featuring investigator Paul Harvey, Rohmer's homage to Poe's C. Auguste Dupin. Includes a new introduction by Rohmer expert, Gene Christie. "The nearest approach to the pure detective-story that Sax ever made." —Cay Van Ash & Elizabeth Sax Rohmer, Master of Villainy.

Paperback: 372 pages
$19.95





Black Coat Press
Now available!

THE BATTLE OF STRASBOURG
by Jules Lermina; adapted by Brian Stableford

"Foreigners, to what treason do you refer? Who, then, has come to invade our country, to wrench us out of the profound peace that has been ours for centuries, to insult our mores, our customs, and our gods? Who, then, has brought the accursed sciences that are nothing but sources of pride and ruination? You and you alone..."
            
Set in the 1920s, though written in the 1890s, Jules Lermina's The Battle of Strasbourg is credited by historians of futuristic fiction with launching the literary genre known as "yellow peril" fiction. It is also one of the first "immersive fantasies" to be completely set in the future and the earliest to do so straightforwardly.

From Paris to Peking, from Persia to St. Petersburg, the Chinese armies are marching toward Europe, moved by their deep resentment against the West. The Battle of Strasbourg is one of the first future war stories to use the notion that a worldwide military conflict was not only feasible, thanks to the development of an embryonic global civilization, but inevitable as a natural repercussion of the West's concerted policies of colonization and imperialism.

Having unknowingly bypassed the Great War, Lermina uses this backdrop for an adventure that showcases French heroism, ingenuity, and enduring national gloire.

            
US $22.95 / GBP £14.99
5x8 trade paperback, 284 pages 


Paris Before the Deluge
by Hippolyte Mettais; adapted by Brian Stableford


There was no longer anyone alive in Atlantis, nor in the whole of Europe, except the guests of Chephren's ark. There was only them to repopulate those vast regions, to reanimate Atlantis, to reconstitute its greatness, its wealth and its glory.

In Paris Before the Deluge (1866), Hippolyte Mettais, the author of The Year 5865, displays his imaginative reach, creating a novel that incorporates the lost city of Atlantis, the biblical story of the Flood, and the founding of Paris,

Set more than four thousand years in the past, Paris Before the Deluge is a lesson about the rise and fall of civilizations with its credible mixture of exotic locales, spurned lovers, power grabs, lost dynasties and the constant quest for the favor of ancient gods.

Within this mythological antediluvian world, Mettais unfolds a tale of religious and revolutionary sentiments that remains an important document in the history of French speculative fiction as well as the modern development of the Atlantis legend.

            
US $20.95 / GBP £12.99
5x8 trade paperback, 268 pages 


MANHATTAN GHOST
by Philippe Ward; photos by Mickael Laguerre; adapted by Brian Stableford


She waited for her heart to resume a normal rhythm before deciding to go to the bar. Now she was going to be late.
"Hello, Lisa."
The young woman turned round abruptly, surprised to be greeted like that in this neighborhood.
"Peter! What are you doing here?"
She caught herself up suddenly, conscious of the incongruity of the question. Peter Monaghan had died three years before of a metastasized cancer, due to overwork, alcohol and, most of all, cigarette abuse. And he was standing facing her, in the blue costume in which Lisa had always known him. His shoulders were more stooped and his face paler than she remembered him.
He smiled at her.
"You look resplendent, as ever."

              
One night a week, NYPD officer Lisa Kilpatrick plays the piano and sings in a club-her true passion. But after she witnesses the phenomenon known as " Manhattanedge ", a solstice event during which the setting sun is aligned with the east-west streets of the main grid of the island, she suddenly topples into another, much stranger world, that of the Ghosts of Manhattan.
            
US $12.95 / GBP £10.99
7x10 trade paperback, 60 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

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

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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

The Book Cave - New podcast now available online!
Episode 298: Airship 27
Ron Fortier and Rob Davis chat with Ric and Art about the past, present and future of Airship 27.

Episode 297: Gary Phillips
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) - Now available!
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!

Forgotten Books: DEATH AT SEA by Richard Sale - New!
Pulp Gallery: PLANET STORIES (1940-41) - New!
Comic Gallery: SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE (1941)
Pulp Gallery: BAUMHOFER does DIME MYSTERY (1935)
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)



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 September 13!
 

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

Coming soon!
"The Jungle Girl" by Martin Powell and Will Meugniot



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E-texts on the net this week
The Shadow in Review:

This week, something special: the "banned" Shadow pulp mystery. 
Theodore Tinsley wrote 27 Shadow novels, not counting this one. 
Tinsley was noted for his edgier style Shadow stories, but this one went over the line, in the opinion of the editors at Street & Smith, so it was rejected. 
But, never one to waste a pulp story, they published it in the November 1941 issue of Clues, their second-tier detective magazine. 
And all mention of The Shadow was naturally excised.

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

"Death is a Stowaway" by Walter Walker from SECRET AGENT "X", August, 1937
Death struck swiftly, silently, on the Iron Castle. It left no sign, no clue - only the corpses. For Death was a stowaway on that gory passage to an uncertain destination.
"Hands of Doom" by David H. Keller from 10-STORY DETECTIVE, October, 1947
Though two incredible skull-crackings had the best brains of the coast city thwarted, Taine of San Francisco thought he knew a way to put the cuffs on those . . . Hands of Doom
"Newsreel Boomerang" by Laurence Hammond from TEN DETECTIVE ACES, May, 1936
Odds Mingo and Snub Dugan, ace camera crew of the Excelsior Newsreel outfit, figured they were in for a dull day at the Belgrave Futurity shooting a bunch of nags running around a track. But when Odds started his camera, he found he was
shooting - a close-up of Death.


Facebook - Now online!

There are numerous groups on Facebook that are of potential interest to pulp fans.

The Shadow Knows
Agents of The Shadow

Flearun - A Doc Savage Group
Fans of Bronze

G-8 and Operator #5
The Spider - Master of Men
Flash Gordon
The Others [The Gray Seal, Nick Carter, Fantomas, Arsene Lupin, The Saint]
Professor Jameson alias 21MM392

The Pulp Heroes
Pulp, Pulp Everywhere and Lots and Lots to Read
Pulp Talk
Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans

The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Serial Archive

ERBzine
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Facebook Forum
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Worlds of Adventure

PulpFest
Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Pulp Coming Attractions


Robert E. Howard Comics Group
The Robert E. Howard Foundation

Robert E. Howard Readers
Two Gun Bob--The Worlds of Robert E.  Howard
The International Robert E. Howard Fan Association
Conan the Cimmerian
REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Altus Press
Weird Tales Magazine


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 - Now available!

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



Girasol Collectables - September 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, as well as other 1930s issues of interest.

Monthly Special: All three for $95 ($10 off)
THE SPIDER #108 from September 1942 - $35 OPERATOR 5 #43 from Jan-Feb 1939 WEIRD TALES #36 from September 1926 - $35
  
  
  


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

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

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

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

Back issues - Still available!

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

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


CIVIL WAR STORIES ($25 each postpaid) 
Spring 1940


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

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

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

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

EERIE TALES ($20 eachpostpaid)
#1 July 1941

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


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

#5  July 1935

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

#32 Patriot's Death March (March-April 1937)
#33 Revolt of the Lost Legions (May-June 1937)
#34 Drums of Destruction (July-August 1937)
#35 The Army Without a Country (Sept-Oct 1937)
#36 The Bloody Frontier (Nov-Dec 1937)
#37 The Coming of the Mongol Hordes (Jan-Feb 1938)
#38 The Seige that Brought the Black Death (Mar-Apr 1938)
#39 Revolt of the Devil Men (May-June 1938)
#40 The Suicide Battalion (July-Aug 1938)
#41 The Day of the Damned (Sept-Oct 1938)
#42 The Dawn that Shook the World (Nov-Dec 1938)
#43 When Hell Came to America (Jan-Feb 1939)

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

#6  Autumn 1931
#7  Winter 1932

#8  Spring 1932
#9  Summer 1932

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

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

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

#17 March 1937

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

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ($25 each postpaid)
October 1931

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#42 October 1937
#76 August 1940

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

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

#12 April 1936

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


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

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

#17 The Pain Emperor  (
February 1935)

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

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

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

#100 Death and The Spider  (January 1942)
#101 Murder's Legionaires (February 1942)
#102 The Gentleman from Hell (March 1942)
#103 Slaves of the Ring (April 1942)
#104 The Spider and the Death Piper (May 1942)
#105 Revolt of the Underworld (June 1942)
#106 Return of the Racket Kings (July 1942)

#107 Fangs of the Dragon (August 1942)
#108 Hell Rolls on the Highways (September 1942)



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

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

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

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

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

#26 Jan-Feb 1937

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

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

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

#41 July-August 1939
#42 September-October 1939
#43 November/December 1939

#44 January/February 1940

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

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

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

#8   November 1923

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

#16  January 1925
#17 February 1925
#18
March 1925
#19 April 1925
#20 May 1925
#21 June 1925
#22  July 1925
#23  August 1925
#24
 September 1925
#25  October 1925
#26  November 1925
#27  
December 1925
#28 January 1926
#29 February 1926
#30 March 1926
#31  April 1926
#32  May 1926
#33  June 1926
#34  July 1926
#35  August 1926
#36  September 1926
#40
 January 1927
#53  February 1928
#59  August 1928
#96 December 1931
#107 November 1932
#108 December 1932
#111 March 1933
#114 June 1933

#117 September 1933
#118 October 1933
#121 January 1934
#124 April 1934
#125
May 1934
#128 August 1934
#132 December 1934

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


Girasol Collectables
Coming October 31st!

Girasol Collectables is pleased to announce Volume 3
in its new series of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions.

DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES



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

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

Due for an October 31st release!
The third volume will be DIME MYSTERY MAGAZINE / 15 MYSTERY STORIES / TERROR TALES!
A combo volume of full sets of scans of the 3 titles, all 210 issues in total.

This edition will be the same format as our first 2 volumes, 8.5" x 11" interior, 130+ pages full color throughout, bonded leather exterior, limited to 300 numbered copies. There is a brief introduction about the artists and issue dates/numbers checklist... as mentioned before with this series, these volumes are NOT comprehensive books about the pulp titles themselves, they are visual references for the cover art.

A mix of full page, size-as covers, and 4 per page images. Top quality, hi-res images, with the pulp edges showing on a black background. Great stuff to look at! Dime Mystery touted itself as the Weirdest Stories Ever Told, and certainly the cover art was true to the claim!

Only $130 (prices include s&h within North America - overseas add $25)
Visit our ebay store to order, or email us for more information to acquire your copy.
Paypal payments to: info@girasolcollectables.com

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

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 1 – WEIRD TALES  - $130

Pulp Cover Gallery Volume 2 – THRILING WONDER STORIES / STARTLING STORIES / CAPTAIN FUTURE  - $130

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






The Golden Age - Now online!

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

Haffner Press
The Michael Gray Mysteries
C.L. Moore & Henry Kuttner

Now available for pre-order!

Edited by Stephen Haffner Introduction by Ed Gorman Cover Art by Lawrence Noble
A massive omnibus of four novels from the late 1950s all featuring the amateur sleuthing of San Francisco psychoanalyst Michael Gray.

The Murder of Eleanor Pope —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray leads police to a three-time killer!
The Murder of Ann Avery —Psychoanalyst solves brutal slaying!
Murder of a Mistress —Psychoanalyst Michael Gray solves the killing of a girl who knew too much about too many men who had too damned much to lose.
Murder of a Wife —Marked for Murder! No one believed her—not even the police!


Hardcover
$40



Haffner Press
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY VOLUME 1: MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
Now available for pre-order!

(Writer) Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook (Cover) Norman Saunders

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

Hardcover, 6x9, 744 pages, B&W, $45.00




Haffner Press

Hard Case Crime - Coming soon!

September 2014

BRAINQUAKE by Samuel Fuller , Cover art by Glen Orbik
The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a special set of rules: no relationships, no ties...no alcohol, no women...no talking...and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying.

For more than ten years, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder, Paul Page was the perfect bagman. But that ended the day he say a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every one of the rules he’s lived by to protect the woman he loves—even if it means he might be left holding the bag...

"Personal, hard-hitting, idiosyncratic...Everything was about storytelling, the great yarn."
— Quentin Tarantino

"One of the great movie directors of the 20th century...most certainly its greatest storyteller."
— Wim Wenders

In a career that spanned half a century, Samuel Fuller wrote and directed classic movies that inspired filmmakers as varied as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard, Jim Jarmusch, Wim Wenders, and Quentin Tarantino. He also wrote unforgettable novels such as the noir classic THE DARK PAGE—and this book, his last, which has never previously been published in the English language.

First publication ever in the English language!
Author was not only a legendary movie director, he was a decorated combat veteran whose WWII experiences included landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day and participating in the liberation of the Falkenau concentration camp
Fuller wrote BRAINQUAKE while in self-imposed exile in France toward the end of his life, following a bitter dispute with Paramount Pictures over his last American movie, WHITE DOG.



 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.



LADY ZORRO #3 (OF 4) - Arriving in comic shops September 10!
(Writer) Alex De Campi (Art) Rey Villegas (Cover) Joseph Michael Linsner

Lady Zorro thinks she finds a moment of rest in a Chumash village, but mercenary soldiers are everywhere... and the storm clouds of war are gathering more rapidly than she can imagine. What started out as a simple caper to steal back an artifact has become a suicide mission, where at stake is the survival of the Spanish and native ways of life in Alta California. As Lady Zorro is increasingly backed into a corner, she realizes the only escape is direct confrontation. And worse, at this time when she needs to be at her most dispassionate, her most rational, along comes a handsome soldier...


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







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 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.Whether you have been to other conventions in the past or never attended a convention before, we recommend you give it a try. You'll discover what people keep returning year after year. Attendees come from California, Canada, Seattle, England, Belgium, Florida, Maine... and statistically the size of the attendance has grown every year. MANC didn’t attract such a faithful following by accident. Nearing our 10th anniversary, MANC has offered fans a chance to meet Hollywood actors, visit a drive-in movie theater, watch old fifties films like Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, have their picture next to The Blob silicone, watch Abbott and Costello impersonators perform on stage, and have a great time. Many of the seminars will be broadcast live from Radio Once More and you can tune into the station for free at  http://radiooncemore.com/


Major celebrity announcement!

The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is around the corner. If you have not yet booked your hotel room, we suggest you do so today. Remember, every year the hotel rooms sell out in advance and people are unable to get a room. To get the special discounted convention rate you need to call the hotel directly at 410-785-3904. (If the phone rep cannot help, ask for Sharon Shapiro.)

Here's a quick announcement of three celebrities confirmed for this year's event, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014.

ANGELA CARTWRIGHT
We are pleased to announce that Angela Cartwright will be among the many guests at this year's MANC. Angela was one of the Von Trapp kids in The Sound of Music. She played the Danny Thomas' daughter on Make Room for Daddy. She played the youngest sister in Lost in Space.
Her resume is so extensive we cannot list them all! Click on her picture to learn more!

CONNIE STEVENS
It is rare that an actress can successfully transcend the entertainment gamut from Motion Picture and Television Star, Broadway, Recording Artist and concert stage. Fans of Hawaiian Eye remember her best as Cricket. She appeared in many classics such as Dragstrip Riot (1958) and The Party Crashers (1958). She performed with Bob Hope in U.S.O. tours. And she will be among the guests at this year's MANC Convention.

GEORGE LAZENBY
What else can we say about one of the six men to officially play the role of James Bond? Perhaps we should introduce him as, "Bond, James Bond." Fans of the 007 franchise consider On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967) as one of the best films in the series. And to have James Bond himself at the convention? What a real treat this will be!

And no, in real life he does not have a license to kill...



Moonstone Books
Now available direct from Moonstone Books!
Coming soon to comic shops!


Of Monsters & Men
Return of the Originals AND Return of the Monsters!
Nine brand NEW tales of PULP HEROES vs MONSTERS!
The Green Lama, Richard Knight, Captain Future, Green Ghost, Moon Man, and more…

Battle demons and monstrocities from out of this world! 
Stories: Matthew Baugh, Tommy Hancock
Art: Tom Floyd, David Niehaus
Cover: Fernando Ferriero
200 pages, grayscale, 7” x 10”, squarebound, $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-366814-81-7(51499)


Stories: Matthew Baugh, Tommy Hancock
Art: Tom Floyd, David Niehaus
Cover: Fernando Ferriero
300 pages, grayscale, 7” x 10”, squarebound, $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-936814-82-4(52499)


Same as the softcover edition but with 100 extra pages that reprint the previously published “Domino Lady vs Mummy”, Black Bat vs Dracula”, and “Phantom Detective vs Frankenstein”!


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

The Rocket Girl - New!
Denver Doll
Bai Jiang
Jeremiah Cotton
The Protectors



Off-Trail Publications - Now available!

THE TEXAS-SIBERIA TRAIL
by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Introductions by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson and John Locke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Checkout  earlier titles by clicking on the link below.







Peril Press - Now available!

PERIL PRESS presents: LAND OF DEATH

Texas Rangers, April 1951
WE SHAPED THE LAND WITH OUR GUNS by Louis L’Amour
Get out or die, was the order—but Rye Tyler and his partner stayed!
8000 Words

New Western, April 1947
DEATH SONG OF THE SOMBRERO by Louis L’Amour
“Never,” Stretch Magoon said, “argue with a red-headed girl named for a burro!”
Not all the magic of Stretch Magoon’s famous .45’s, nor all his adamant determination could make one single impression on that beautiful, maddening god-daughter of mule, named Kelly Jarvis!
4700 Words

The Rio Kid Western, May 1952
THE CACTUS KID PAYS A DEBT by Louis L’Amour
Drawn into a cutthroat game, he does some plain and fancy dealing on his own account
He tries some fancy dealing in a cutthroat game!
4900 Words

Texas Rangers, March 1947
JACKSON OF HORNTOWN by Louis L’Amour
as Jim Mayo
Matt Ben was the last of a notorious clan but his only pard was an old pack burro when he had to make his most serious decision!
Matt Ben was the last of a notorious clan, but his only pard was a pack burro.
5700 Words

This edition includes 12+ images between story illustrations, mastheads and pulp covers.


Perils On Planet Perils On Planet X - Now online!

Perils On Planet X is a swashbuckling adventure on a lost planet… join Colonel Donovan Hawke of Terra as he travels through time and space to the ancient emerald world of Xylos – home of vicious reptilian predators, ruthless strato-pirates, beautiful princesses, and innumerable fantastic dangers!
 
Perils On Planet X is high adventure on alien worlds – classic space opera in the  Burroughs and Alex Raymond traditions, revived for a new millennium!
 
The adventure begins today at the link below!


Planetary Stories #31 / Pulp Spirit #21 - Now online!

Planetary Stories #31

COVER
Cover by JimGarrison

TIME ATLAS by George S Karagiannis
A fascinating layout of time and the human race

BROKEN WING by Martin McCall
She fought unusual spatial effects, not knowing the cost of success

DETOUR by Richard Logan
Sometimes the cost of a detour is much greater than anticipated

THE MAN OF ACTION by Martyn Osmundsen
Big corporations made fortunes on robot war -- until the day all robots froze, wouldn't move!


Pulp Spirit #21

COVER
Cover by Mark Fults

TOMBSTONE by Scott Cranford
Another "Graveyard Toombs" story. "Graveyard" fights Blackbeard the pirate in modern time!

THE FRENCH AFFAIR by Johann T Kuester
Spies, intrigue, Paris!


KITTEN AND CHARCOAL by J Comer
The warrior spurred a tired manhorse onward as night faded to dawn.




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.

This year, we'll be joined by Robert Gould, son of pulp illustrator John Fleming Gould, who thrilled readers with his action-packed illustrations in The Spider and Dime Detective, among other titles from Popular Publications. Robert and his brothers manage the Bethlehem Art Gallery, which features the "Legacy of Artist John Fleming Gould."

The Gould brothers, Robert, William and Paul continue the tradition started in 1957 by John and Mary Gould with the Bethlehem Art Gallery located at 58 Orrs Mills Rd. in Salisbury Mills NY. The Gould brothers continue to meet and expand the vision of their parents in providing New York State residents and beyond with images that capture the history and beauty of the Hudson River Valley and give the kind of high quality, friendly service expected from a family owned and operated business with fifty years experience.



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 Adventurecon


Pulp Crazy - Now online!

Bigfoot Sword of the Earthman - New!
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Birthday – Free eBooks and Audio Books - New!
Pulp Crazy – The Pale Man by Julius Long
PulpFest 2014 – New Fictioneers- Frank Schildiner

PulpFest 2014 – The New Pulp Panel

Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows Review

H.P. Lovecraft’s Birthday – Free eBooks & Audio Books


Pulp Den - Now online!

The Rocket Girl's Tale - New!
Six Weeks In The Moon - New!
Black & White - New!
Reservation Ravaged
Bill Wood
The Papers of Tony Veitch


         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?


Pulp Magazines Project - Now online!

Publishing legends The Black Mask (1920), Weird Tales (1923), and Amazing Stories (1926) are considered so “extremely rare and valuable” that the U.S. Library of Congress houses its collection of 277 issues in Washington, D.C.’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division—along with the personal libraries of Presidents, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, and one of only three known perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence. With its latest addition of 4 issues of The Black Mask (Aug. & Sept. 1920; Dec. 1921; and Apr. 1922), the Pulp Magazines Project has made all 3 classic titles available together—for the first time—in high-quality, cover-to-cover digital editions.

Also available at the Pulp Magazines Project, new issues of the iconic “weird menace” pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine (Apr. 1938 and Sept. 1946); Adventure (Jul. 1, 1928; feat. Walt Coburn’s “The Man Who Hated Himself”); Western Story (Jul. 27, 1940); Detective Story (May 1938; feat. Zorro-creator Johnston McCulley’s “Thubway Tham’s Thothial Thecurity”); and histories of both The Black Mask (E.R. Hagemann; UCLA) and Dime Mystery Magazine (Emily Sisler; University of West Florida).



The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

At the heart of the Project's mission is the archive itself. In summer 2011, it began with a modest library of five representative first-generation pulp titles from the early twentieth century. Over time, the archive will expand, new magazines will be digitized, and contextual materials added. Eventually, the archive will feature a broad range of pre-1923 titles, post-1923 titles where copyright has lapsed, and full volume runs of select titles from 1896 to 1946.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between communities of collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans and collectors beyond the college and university.


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

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

Pulp Super-Fan blog by Michael R. Brown

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

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

Pulp Newsgroups - Now online!
There are numerous pulp newsgroups that are of potential interest to pulp fans. 
Information on several of these groups and a link to sign up is posted below.

Abraham Merritt:
This group is dedicated to all of the fiction of ABRAHAM MERRITT. Merritt's novels, short stories, paperbacks, hardcovers, pulps, reprints, and any movies based on these works can all be discussed here. Also, any artwork from any of the above pertaining to Merritt's writing can be discussed and displayed. If interested, questions and statements about other authors that copied or imitated Merritt's style can be posted.  
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABEMERRITTFANS/

CoverUps: Sharing and trading of Pulp Fiction covers. Discussion not only allowed, but encouraged! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cover_Ups/

Doc Con:
  The annual Doc Savage Convention gathered together for the first time on October 24, 1998. The convention also known as Doc Con is the brainchild of Rob Smalley who together with Jay Ryan, Paul Cook and Courtney Rogers have hosted the event each year in Arizona. Traditionally held the second Saturday of each November, Doc Con attracts residents from around the country, for a weekend of planned Doc Savage events as well as discussions and camaraderie. Follow along with the planning each year by participating in this group.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Doc_Con/

 Burroughs Group:
This group is dedicated to the study and appreciation of one of the greatmasters of literary adventure,  Burroughs (1875-1950). Creator of numerous famous characters, such as Tarzan, Carson Napier, and John Carter of Mars, and exciting worlds, such as Venus, Barsoom, and Pellucidar, Burroughs is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Pulp Era and modern heroic fiction.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/edgarriceburroughs/


FictionMags: The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss the history of fiction magazines, and to exchange information about magazines which have carried fiction, past or present. Particular emphases are on the "Gaslight" magazines of circa 1880-1914, the pulp magazines of the first half of the 20th century, the "Big Slick" magazines of the mid-20th century, the digest-sized magazines of the 1950s and 1960s -- and any other areas of magazine publishing which have been important for fiction. Discussion may cover aspects of the publishing history of the magazines concerned, their editors and editorial policies, the authors they published, and so on.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/fictionmags/

Flearun: This group is for fans of all the incarnations of Doc Savage. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flearun/

H.R. Haggard: This group is dedicated to one of the greatest of adventure/fantasy writers , H.R. Haggard.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/masterofadventureriderhaggard/


Justice Inc.: This group is dedicated to the [1940's pulp version] of Richard Benson and his group of crime fighting adventurers , Justice Inc. Everything about this group can be discussed [ comics, pulps, radio shows, paperbacks, current news]also if anyone is interested in Paul Ernst---In the roaring heart of the crucible...... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JUSTICEINC/

Otis Adelbert Kline: This group is devoted to Otis Adelbert Kline. His works in the science fiction, weird and historical fiction genre and his general biography can also be discussed here.
Visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OTISKLINE/
to join!

Pulp Fiction Uncensored: is for all fans of Pulp Fiction!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pulp_Fiction_Uncensored/

PulpMags: If you're interested in the old pulp magazines, this forum is the place to be. We deal with OLD pulps only! If you're looking for something dealing with modern "pulp fiction" style writing, you'd be bored here.This moderated list is setup along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, and all pulp fans across the world are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpMags/

Pulp Swap Group:  Place your swappable pulps and digest, plus wants, in the file section or individual messages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PulpSwap/

REH Comics Group: This group is dedicated to the characters created by Robert E Howard that have appeared in comic book form from Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Cross Plains Comics, Dynamite Entertainment etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheREHcomicsgroup/

Vintage Paperbacks:  A forum for readers and collectors of classic paperback books, primarily from the "vintage era" of 1939 to 1960 (roughly speaking). Ace Doubles, Dell Mapbacks, L.A. Bantams, Gold Medal, Avon, Handibooks, and many more - we cover them all. Discussion of all genres is welcome and we particularly want to hear about any rare and unusual paperbacks or stories *about* paperbacks that you might be able to share. We discuss the cover artists, the writers, the publishers, and anyone and everyone connected with the great world of vintage paperback books. Read a great old book lately? Come on in and tell us about it! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePaperbacks/

Western Pulps: This list is dedicated to the discussion of Western pulp magazines -- the characters, the authors, the stories, the paperback reprints, and anything else connected with Western pulps. Though the primary emphasis is on pulps, we also discuss non-pulp Western novels, movies, comics, etc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WesternPulps/

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!

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



The Serial Squadron Cinema Cliffhanger Archive
THE SPIDER'S WEB
Research copies are now available!


Archive DVD featuring Warren Hull - 15 Chapters (Complete)

One of the major original pulp heroes comes to the screen in the greatest adaptation of pulp to film ever created, featuring Warren Hull and Iris Meredith. Consistently rated one of the top 5 cliffhanger serials of all time by fans, and hugely influential. Source: new digital transfer of 16mm original print, complete, with generally excellent sharp picture quality, restored picture element with stabilization, exposure correction, and noise reduced audio.

Status: Restoration complete, archive DVD requests are shipping now.
To request a research copy, click here.





The Shadow Fan's Podcast - Now online!

Justice, Inc. begins!

This time around, The Shadow Fan reviews three recent Dynamite releases: Shadow in Moscow # 3, Shadow Over Innsmouth # 1 and Justice, Inc. # 1. It's another opportunity to talk about our favorite hero!
If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you.


If you love pulp's greatest crimefighter, then this is the podcast for you!

  
The Shadow - Under the Blue Light - Now online!

Murder Trail - New!
Voice of Death
Five Keys to Crime
Dead Man's Chest
Fox Hound
THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE #10 (OF 10) - Arriving in comic shops September 10!
(Writer) Matt Wagner (Art) Wilfredo Torres
(Covers) Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, Chris Samnee, Howard Chaykin

SPECIAL EXTRA-SIZED FINALE ISSUE!!!  30 pages of story and art! Join Eisner Award-winning artist Matt Wagner and the art team of Wilfredo Torres and Brennan Wagner for the pulse-pounding conclusion to this landmark series.  Excitement fills the night as The Shadow finally faces off with his long-time nemesis, Dr. Zorn, a psychic villain whose powers and training rival those of the Night Master himself!  Will Lamont Cranston’s dark-cloaked alter-ego find the strength to defeat the vile and consumptive Zorn?  Will Margo Lane fall to the flying bullets and psychic traps of The Shadow’s enemy?  And will the Reporter finally manage to unmask the mystery behind New York’s crusader for justice?  New readers and longtime Shadows fans alike will thrill as all is finally revealed as The Shadow’s fledgling adventures against crime draw to a close…and his longtime crusade truly begins!


Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale July 30




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 Eleven - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Ten - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Nine - New!
A Survey of Monsters-Part Eight
A Survey of Monsters-Part Seven
A Survey of Monsters--Part Six
A Survey of Monsters--Part Five

Upcoming Modern Hero - Pulp Novels
by Christopher R. Yates
(New publications to the list are in bold)

Now available!
Rocketeer: Jet Powered Adventures, ed. Jeff Mariotte, IDW Publishing, $19.99

Coming soon!
Ghosts of Manhattan, George Mann, Titan Books, Ltd., $9.90, September 12, 2014
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, Neil Kleid, Marvel, $24.99, October 14, 2014
Judge Dredd Year One: Omnibus, Michael Carroll, Al Ewing & Matthew Smith, Abbadon, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Revolution: Book Three in the Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $7.99, October 28, 2014
Wild Cards XXII: Lowball, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $25.99, November 04, 2014
The Black Stiletto: Endings & Beginnings, Raymond  Benson, Oceanview Publishing, $26.95, November 04, 2014
Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Larry Hama, Marvel, $7.99, November 18, 2014

Dreams of a Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn, Tor, $7.99, November 25, 2014
Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $8.99, November 25, 2014
Collision: Book Four in the Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, et al., Baen, $25.00, December 02, 2014
S.C.P.D.: Avenging Amethyst, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Crossroad Press, $12.99,  December 14, 2014
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad,  ed. George R.R. Martin, Tor, $15.99, January 13, 2015
Secret Wars, author to be announced, Marvel, $24.99, January 20, 2015
Stiletto [sequel to The Rook], Daniel O’Malley, Little, Brown & Co., $25.99, June 30, 2015
Ex-Isle, Peter Clines, Broadway Books, $14.00, July 2015


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

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. Sax Rohmer’s eleventh Fu Manchu thriller gets underway with Sir Denis Nayland Smith in New York on special assignment with the FBI. He is partnered with FBI Agent Raymond Harkness to investigate why agents from various nations are converging on Manhattan. Sir Denis suspects the object of international attention is the special project being handled by The Huston Research Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Morris Craig. However, Smith initially chooses to keep the FBI in the dark on this matter until he is certain.

Read the rest at the links below.


William Patrick Maynard - Now online!
Blogging Sax Rohmer…In the Beginning, Part Three

“The M’Villin” was first published in Pearson’s Magazine in December 1906. Rohmer was still writing stories under the modified version of his real name, A. Sarsfield Ward. The story represented a quantum leap forward in the quality of Rohmer’s fiction and shows the influence of Alexandre Dumas’ swashbucklers.

Read the rest at the links below.









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